Mario Ancic def. Dr.Ivo 3-6,7-6(3),10-1!
Great match, he deserved to win, he was the better player today although my partner screwed up master TB
We always have tough dubs matches, he is very tricky player and he always can turn the match around...he had a lot of net cord luck too, but i cant complain because i also have it sometimes
I should have won it in 2 sets, but i was a bit too passive in the end of the set and he used it
1.set...i was better here and i took control by taking a 4-1 lead with a double break, i played very good at that period...he got one of the breaks back, but i dominated the rest of the set and broke him once again to take a set with 6-3
2.set...he started in the way i started the first set, he got to a 4-1 lead, he was much better than me, i played poor and he used every chance
then, i started to play much better and i got both breaks back and won my serve games to get to a 5-4 lead, he didnt look good at tha moment...but, in the next game, i should play much more agressive and decisive, but i didnt and he won it easily...it was followed by my poor game, i had 40-15, but i screwed it up and handed him a chance to serve out the set
fortunately for me, i played a great game and broke him to love to send the set to the TB...he got to a 3-2 and then he made a minibreak with a net cord and from then on, i was powerless...he made another net cord minibreak and he got to a 6-3 lead...there, my partner played one of his famous lobs to hand him a set
He deserved it, i didnt play a good TB despite the net cords
3.set...what can i say about that? absolute disaster, my partner missed everything he could and he didnt miss anything which got him to a 5-0 lead...there i won the only point, but my partner didnt want to make the match interesting and he screwed up few next points, and it was pretty much over at 7,8-1...he finished it with a nice drop volley winner, i couldnt get back from such a deficit
Congrats for this win man, i didnt lose before SF for a looooong time
You completely deserved it, you were more agressive and better in the crucial moments, especially in the 3rd set
I hope we will play much more doubles matches, it is a pleasure to play with such a fair and good guy...GG and GL in the SF!