Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by aldeayeah, Feb 12, 2011.
Again... the failed silly dropshot
This one is done and dusted
Dolgo lost 2 points on failed dropshots in the TB
4-1 Mug serving
4-2 DF Mug
Dolgo has 1 minibreak back
Dolgoman must wait for next time!
Almagro exposing himself as a top 5 contender for Roland Garros. This is the year he finally beats Nadal.
Ya, he'll take something away from this match
Impatience really cost him
6-3, 7-6 Mug
Mug's 8th ATP title and all 8 on clay
Dolgo made me believe has was the next Nadal.
Clay is for kids.
Thanks for the complement.
2 things i want to rant at before i go to sleep:
a) the umpire was the laziest son of a ***** I've ever seen, didn't get out of the chair once, even at 2-0 in the breaker when almagro hit a ball out yet the umpire somehow awarded the point without even getting out to check
b) Dolgopolov must be braindead. He played right into Almagro's hands all evening allowing Almagro to dominate points and standing 6 feet behind the baseline which clearly isnt his game. He tried to slice every return both backhand and forehand which takes away one of his best assets and he was happy to rally and chase down Almagro's shots instead of going for it. Very disappointing match and result for me
First final for Dolgo, hard luck! Nico is a tough opponent on clay - this is his 8th clay title.
You guys are being a bit hard on Dolgo. He will learn from this and play better in his next final.
Dolgo: too defensive today. He deserved to lose.
Nobody deserves anything, win or lose.
His gameplan wasn't the best, that's all.
A big problem up against Nico's length of experience. I think he just lost the "will" after too many of those, and Nico kept his head and focus.
Congratulations to Nico and his fans. Next time, Sasha!
Final Match Stats
I think based on a few of the posts in here some of you guys are massively underrating Almagro. Remember that he was the only one to get a set off of Nadal on clay last year and also the only one to give him a close match at RG (up 3-0 in the first set there as well). He's extremely tough on clay when on his game and Dolgo simply isn't on his level on this surface right now.
The more important question:
Is Almagro the ATP 250 CC GOAT?
Excuse me, are we forgetting Gulbis a little bit? Rome 2010 semi ring a bell?
Congratulations to Almagro here, but Gulbis is the favourite for post-Nadal French titles and Dolgopolov (and Berankis, for that matter) are not far behind.
Ah yeah forgot about him but Almagro is actually consistent on clay..Gulbis doesn't even have any titles to his name.
Oh, was it Almagro who won Delray Beach last year? So you're wrong 2/2, and besides Gulbis only cares about slams.
On clay is what I typed.
No, you typed "Gulbis doesn't even have any titles to his name", you didn't type "Gulbis doesn't even have any titles on clay to his name". Third strike 3/3 sorry.
Agree on both. Before the discussion started in this thread (live, while the match was going on) I pointed out that the umpire was "glued" to the chair. He was absolutely awful.
...and yes, Dolgo never really made any changes in his gameplan. Sad to see since he got so much game and variety in him, he could've really done a better match in my opinion.
Props to Nico though, played solid and took his chances. CC 25o-beast, to say the least.
Oh dear, well you certainly never break character I'll give you that much.
If you are such a brilliant analyst of character then you also surely know that I will not engage in a personality attack exchange that is being provoked here. I wish Almagro well and hope he can pick up some more ATP 250 clay titles in obscure locations, which seems likely given his scheduling choices.
You're being unfair to him. He's not a pushover in higher level tournaments. Who gave Nadal most trouble in all of FO 2010?
Oh no Dolgo.
Ah it was a shame about that quick break at the end of the first set, a bit careless. It was frustrating to see him pushed back so much, as others have said.
Never mind. There will be more finals for Dolgo
you are a funny human sobad.
Almagro has all the shots to be a beast, but lacks the movement and mentality. Seriously, if movement was not a factor I think he would be top 10 in forehand, backhand, and serve on both HC and clay (he's already up there on clay). The guy is absolutely lethal from both sides, and has probably the most powerful one-handed backhand in the game.
Well, yes. Especially since he hasn't done anything since then.
I'll certainly give you Sasha. But Gulbis? Not so much. He's talented, but he's lazy. You have to have both talent and drive to be a champion -- or even a contender.
(Or are you just slavering for somebody to beat Rafa? :roll: )
I agree that people underrate Almagro. He's one of the few good clay court specialists still out there and a top ten contender at RG.
Will someone who is familiar with Brazilian culture please explain who these two women are? The one next to Alex gave him a hug, and the one next to Nico tied a green ribbon around his wrist.
I was just being honest and fair.
Sure, unlike Almagro who won every clay tournament in sight since then, right...
Gulbis has too many talents to devote too much time to tennis. He is not a one-trick pony like Fred. And no, I am not "slavering" :roll: for someone to beat Rafa. I'm pretty sure Nadal will win another eight or more slams, at least three of them at RG, so I am not suggesting that Gulbis French title is imminent.
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