Dr.Ivo def. J.Crete 6-7(6),7-6(4),7-5!
Epic and so closeeee!!! what a match, i was so lucky at some points, we both deserved to win, it was really close, but he came up short at the end
He has sooo good return, he stands really close and i had to serve perfectly not to have trouble volleying it out
1.set...he started strooong breaking me to love at 1-0 and he extended lead to 3-0...i was really surprised with his play at that point
...then i started better and at 3-1 he got to 30-love, but i turned it around and broke him...then we held easily till 5-5 where i had i would say 2, 3 break points, he saved them and we got in the breaker...there he was leading all the time, made 2,3 minibreaks, but with some luck i got to set point at 5-6, but he responded great in his 2 serve points, and at his first set point on my serve he hit his first , only and brilliant lob winner to seal a set which he deserved
2.set...uhh, that set was really nervy, he held all of his service games comfortably if i remember good and i got in trouble couple of times with 0-30, but i managed to get myself to the tiebreak somehow and i knew i had a chance there...it was tense, we got to 3-3 and then i made decisive minibreak, went to 6-3 and i used my second set point on his serve when he fired forehand long
3.set...that was a rollercoaster set
...i gained momentum from the second set and got to 15-40 in the first game, but he played fantastic at that points, saved it and then he saved another advantage or 2 , applause for that
but at 1-1, finally i took an important step by breaking him and holding for 3-1...but then it turned out not to be so important when he played absolutely amazing return game at 3-2 and broke me, it was hard moment for me
then we held comfortably, but tensative on the other side
till it came to 5-5...and then i got soooo lucky, the luckiest game in the match, i had 2 net cords which just climbed over the net to his side and on break point he fired a clean forehand into open and empty court long...really sorry once again for that game
...and i served for the match in great manner, firing some aces and finishing it off with a 2nd serve winner
My apoligies for all net cords and everything man, it was really close...if i didnt served that fantastic and great, he would of crush me, congrats on great match man...interesting thing is that he had unreal 91 percent of first serves in
GG and GL in the future!