Togtdyalttai def. Tom Paulman(4) 7-6(9) 6-7(4) 7-6(6)
Great match, but I must say, he should have won. I'll get to that later.
For the whole match, neither of us had a break point. We only had one deuce on our serves each, both coming in the 3rd set. My return wasn't nearly as good as it usually is, but that could be at least partially because he served well.
First set was pretty boring until the tiebreak. We had one minibreak each until the end of it, where i somehow found a way to get another and pulled out the set.
Second set was about the same as the first, except he won it in the tiebreak. I had a couple bad errors in that one.
Third set was the really controversial one, where he should have won it. He went ahead in the tiebreak, and he had 3 match points. The first two were on my serve, which I saved pretty easily. Then the one on his serve was just pure luck for me. He hit a shot about a millimeter out, if that. Or it may have been on the line but the computer just decided to call it out. Anyway, after that I won 3 out of 4 points to close it out.
Great game, Tom!
Last edited by Togtdaylttai
on 22 Oct 2008, 21:30, edited 1 time in total.
Record (since coming back from ban): 24-6
#19 (Too bad I got myself banned, otherwise I'd be #11, even without the tournaments I missed)
Winner: Banja Luka, Vienna
SF: Newport, Bucharest, Beijing, Tokyo, Basel
QF: Wimbledon, Indianapolis