Reserve SF: dr.Ivo def. Maxpoint 6-3,7-6(7)!
It was a very close match, very tough for me...it is always really hard for me to play him, i dont know why...he played nice at the net and he used my partners weaknesses perfectly as he made him miss very much...i could have played much better, but i havent, so the score is as it should be i guess...a lot of funny rallies, i was lucky in some important points...number of net cords is much smaller now, it is great
1.set...it started weird, with 4 breaks of serve
We just couldnt get a grip on serve...then he finally held for 3-2 and i did the same for 3-3...then, i played 3 fantastic games, best in the match...it helped me to break him at 3-3 and 5-3 to seal the set, i really thought i started to control the match completely, but it wasnt the case in the 2nd set
2.set...in this set, we were much more concentrated on our serves and we held until 3-3 with no big problems, it was a solid battle...then, he managed to break me, i played very bad there...fortunately for me, i broke him back with some luck, he missed very easy shots...i held for 5-4, but he didnt step back, he played a fantastic game for 5-5...then i held for 6-5 and should have finished the match there...i had 15-40 and an advantage, but i blew it up with 3 poor points
We headed into the TB where i started well with a 2-0 lead...my partner screwed up that lead right away with gifting him 3 points...luckily, i stepped up and played some nice points, that got us to 5-4 for me with his serve...then, i earned another MP with a nice point...he saved them both with playing well, all credit for that...i won the serve point for 7-6, but he saved 5th MP, i couldnt believe i squandered 5 MP's...i was lucky to win his serve point and go up 8-7 and that time i didnt squander it, i played a great volley to win the match!
Interesting match, hope to play you again soon and i hope you reach the semis! GG and GL!