AO 2011 R2 - Stanislas Wawrinka [19] vs Grigor Dimitrov

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Poll closed Jan 19, 2011.
  1. Wawrinka in 3

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  2. Wawrinka in 4

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  3. Wawrinka in 5

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  4. Dimitrov in 3

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    12.5%
  5. Dimitrov in 4

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  6. Dimitrov in 5

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  1. kOaMaster

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    dimitrov's tennis looks beautiful and promising but too inconsistent at the moment.

    and wawrinka awesome! :)
     
  2. Enigma_87

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    This game will decide the set. 0-30 Dimitrov on Stan's serve, Stan gets back on 40-30 and now deuce.

    Wawrinka holds. 5-2.
     
  3. 1970CRBase

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    This guy makes a concerted effort with his beautiful form. Fed at 19 already didn't need to think about what he was doing.
     
  4. Legend of Borg

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    Return of serve and movement need improving in Grigor.

    I'm sure McNamara is taking notes.
     
  5. kOaMaster

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    it's just so nice to watch two 1HBH-players :) I really enjoy the rallies.
     
  6. joeri888

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    Wawrinka is looking good (QF makeable?) and Dimitrov needs to learn to play the big points better.
     
  7. forzamilan90

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    wawrinka's been very good just like at the us open last year
     
  8. Bryan Swartz

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    QF isn't out of the question for Stan I don't think -- but neither is losing next round to Monfils. He gets past that one and almost certainly gets Roddick.

    Unlikely, but not impossible, for him to win both of those matches.
     
  9. Enigma_87

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    Given the way both(Roddick, Wawrinka) play these days I wouldn't bet on Roddick.
     
  10. forzamilan90

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    well if g-force takes lessons from this and comes back better, he'll be a great player, serve is alright, and other stuff just needs a bit of polishing and experience
     
  11. Hitman

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    I wanted this to go a bit longer, but I kind of expected this result.
     
  12. Pwned

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    Grigor looked pretty good. Held his own in the rallies and was strong but a bit inconsistent off both wings. Stans serve was also too much.
     
  13. Legend of Borg

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    It is done.

    Well played, Stan!

    Maybe next time, Grigor.

    I'm sure his coach is going to work on a few things after the match.
     
  14. joeri888

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    Yes. lundgren might be taking him to the next level. I think he has a tough draw ahead of him, but he could make the quarters imo. Probably Monfils next, then Roddick (or Haase) and after that Federer is most likely waiting for him.
     
  15. tacou

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    from what I saw Grigor could not take advantage of break oppurtunities, usually not even getting the return back.

    also grigor had no court prescence. he seemed to have no game plan, and while I wouldn't say he lacked confidence it just seemed like he was playing an average match, not (one of?) his first grand slam 2nd round.

    hopefully he plays well and is direct entry into the FO
     
  16. Bryan Swartz

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    I would, but we'll see what happens if they both get there(Monfils and Haase still have something to say about that).
     
  17. Bryan Swartz

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    He'd almost have to try not to be, he'll be up to the mid-80s after this result.
     
  18. Underhand

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    Looks like Wawrinka doesn't read Talk Tennis...
     
  19. Legend of Borg

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    He reads Talk Nadal.
     
  20. joeri888

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    If that's true that he probably has some points to defend between now and then?
     
  21. Bryan Swartz

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    Some, but very few. His top six results were all July or later(challengers, 4 wins, a final, and a semi).

    Between now and FO and he has only 21 points to defend. I mean, replacing that means one second round at a 250 event.

    The way he played here, that won't exactly be a challenge. And even if he doesn't defend any of them, he will still have enough points(567) to rank in the low 90s. Still enough for direct entry into a Slam.

    So I have to revise my statement. Even if he tries, I don't think he can avoid being a DA at Roland Garros :).
     
  22. Love Game

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    nvm ... wrong thread :oops:
     
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