SF : Mohamed Def. dr. Ivo 7-6(10) 6-7(6) 7-6(4). LOL, amazing, great, insane match. really enjoyed every moment! can't comment more than that. Just congratulate him for his great level. GL in AO
I just have to comment this one, i couldnt do it before so i will do it now..,i gotta agree, really epic and insane match full of everything...i had great chance to win it, but he played better in key moments...there was so many important moments that i cant remember it all, so i will say about the most important ones
Really one of the greatest matches i ever played, very entertaining and enjoyable, a lot of great serves, volleys, baseline shots, everything was great
Very sorry for all the net cords i had during the match, there was a lot of them, i have to admit
He was luckier in important moments, but he deserved the victory, no doubt, he played smarter when he needed to
Im not even sure if he had a break point, maybe 1 or 2...i had them more, 4 or 5, but we were both winning a lot of points on the return
1.set...i had 2,3 BP's in the beginning but he saved them...we held till the TB which was unreal, i couldnt have had a better chance to win the set
I dominated it and got to a 6-3 lead with 2 serves, i cant believe i didnt use it
He made 2 nice returns...then he had a set point at 7-6, but i saved it and got 4th set point at 8-7, he saved it with serve and got to 9-8...i saved even that and got to a 5th set point at 10-9...he managed to save that and take me a serve point, CRAZY TIEBREAK!
2.set...i will comment only tiebreak here, there were some chances on serve but i cant remember very well...in the TB he made a minibreak first to go up 3-2 but i got it back and got to a 5-4 lead...then he made an unexpected baseline error to hand me another minibreak for 6-4...he saved both of my set points, he passed me great at 6-5
Then i got to my 3rd set point at 7-6 and finally used it, he got to the net to serve and volley, but i hit a great short return which made him miss a volley
3.set...big drama in this set, the most important things happened at the end...we somehow got to 5-5 and there was my biggest chance, he missed few balls and i had a break point at 30-40...i managed to got to the net with slice, i played 2 volleys and then he somehow LOBBED ME to save a break point, i couldnt believe what a chance i missed
He won that game and he had 0-30 in the next one, but i served and volleyed fantastic to win a game without having to save a match point and we headed into a deciding TB
He was better in that one, he made a minibreak at 3-2 with a fantastic passing shot, all credit for that
Then i won the next point and he won his 2 serve points to go up 6-3...i saved the first match point, but he used the second with a nice passing shot which made me miss a volley!
Unbelievable match, really insane, could have gone both ways obviously
One of the most amazing matches i played, but he deserved the win, he used his chances, i didnt use my chances
Great game and GL in the final and in AO!