BlackyM - Kyuuji 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
This match was all but not a regular match, not just by result, but by everything that happened in it. Frustrations, happiness, turnovers, smashed keyboards, yelling, disappointment...etc
He hosted, but conditions were just unplayable, I was so frustrated, I won just points by aces, delay was huuuge, so we agreed that he re-hosts after first set.
He did that, but in second set it was even worse, all culminated at his 2nd break of the set for 0-3, then I just had enough of it, I didn't wanted to continue. It was just unfair by any means. So after little argument, 5mins later we agreed that I host.
When I hosted, conditions for me were great, no delay at all, he hasn't complaining either. so we continued from 0-3 in 2nd set.
There were moments of giant lag also, but very rarely, one of them maybe decided fourth set.
One way street, at 1-2, my serve, I made 5 Double Faults, had maybe 2 first serves in that game, and i lost that serve. All continued in next games too...so he won it easily.
Delay was even worse than in first set. I couldn't move properly, I couldn't catch a serve. He had 2-3 aces per service game, in that period.
Then at 0-3 I hosted, he asked me do I want to play 2nd set from beginning, I said no, let just continue, and we did, but my bad serving continued so he broke me for 0-5, then I saw his first weaknesses on his serve, and I broke him, but at his next service game he confirmed set.
Conditions for me, were getting better and better, my confidence raised, Then I found my self with 30-40, at 2-2 I think, he saved it, but I got Advantage with lots of luck, when net helped me a lot, that break point I took and I broke him for 3-2.
I did struggle to keep my serve, as I was serving dreadful. First serve was under 50%.
I felt that I can broke him, but I just couldn't find myself in situation to do so. Then at 3-2, I did that somehow, and won BP, then in the middle of the point some GIANT lag appeared, ball was little bit short, and just because of lag he couldn't get to it.
I wanted to be fair and asked him "shall we replay this point", because it was just too important point on BP, he said NO, he has no time. I said ok, and we continued. He didn't said anything about that he wants to play later, or that he has to go for a short time. So that we are clear with that.
Then at 4-2, he immediately broke back, for 4-3, but I just felt that I can break him again. I did just that for 5-3, and confirmed set with my dreadful serve.
At 0-1 for him, he had 2 BPs, I saved it. At 1-1, i had 2 BPs, he saved it. Then at 1-2, first I made double fault for 15-15, then at 30-40, BP for him, I made another double fault, after net just tossed my ball over the service area. And he had 1-3 lead. He won his next game for 1-4, and had another BP on my serve, after I had 40-0, he got Advantage, after my 3 unforced errors and double fault on deuce. But I saved with an ace.
Very next game he had 30-0 on his serve, but I broke him with 4 point in a row. And got back into the match.
Then at 4-4, I played great return game, and found myself with 0-40, he saved one BP, but couldn't the other one. So I broke him 2nd time in a row, and turned over from 1-4 and BP, to 5-4 and serve for the match.
I won that serve with 4 points in a row, and won this thriller of a match.
He had about 10 aces in first and a half set, and maybe 3 in the rest of the match.
My 1st serve % was under 40%, and I had about 15-16 Double faults.
Also we both made lots of unforced errors. Specially him in 4th and 5th set. But I wasn't far behind him.
Sry about typos, I was writing fast...I'll correct them soon
Rank: 2008 (5), 2009 (16), 2010 (6)
Results 2010: Singles (70-27), Doubles (56-19)
Titles 2010: Davis Cup, Valencia (s), Eastbourne (d), Zagreb (d), Paris (d)
Final 2010: 10 (US Open (s), Wimbledon (d), Madrid (d), WTF London (d)...)