Dr.Ivo def. Mario Ancic 6-4,7-5!
It was a great match, we both played on a solid level, it was close all the time...he played better in the 2nd set, he was a bit deconcentrated in the 1st and he was staying on the baseline more than usually and that surprised me...there were a lot of great and funny points, it is always a pleasure to play with him
Sorry for the net cords, i had a lot of them, but he did too, so it was fair
He had a huge chance of taking the 2nd set and he would probably have won the 3rd if we played it
1.set...he saved a BP in the first game, but i managed to break him at 1-1...i was dominating at the moment and we held our service games easily till 4-3 where he had one break point which i luckily saved...i served out the set with ease at 5-4!
2.set...it was even closer than the first although i made an early break again, i was leading 3-1...then he started playing much better and used my every mistake to take the break back and lead 4-3...he looked quite dangerous at the moment, but i was lucky to hold my serve for 4-4...then he held for 5-4 and we got into a crucial game of the match where everything could have gone his way...he had 3 set points, but he didnt have 15-40, he had one at the time...he was very lucky to earn them because he did it with 3 net cords
I saved 1st and 2nd with nice points and i was lucky as hell on 3rd where i had a net cord, really sorry for that...fortunately i managed to get through that game with not having to face another SP and he was a bit demoralized after that...i used it by breaking him to go up 6-5, i had a couple of lucky points but i also played without mistakes...i didnt do anything wrong when serving for the match as i served it out to love!
Great match man, as always, it was entertaining...u played really good considering the last time u played
I hope we will have more matches like this...GG and GL!