Spoiler:Spadea vs Blake at SAP Open

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  1. Esatsan

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    From the official site:

    Spadea - Blake
    6-3 6-0
     
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  2. gmlasam

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    spadea is really underrated. He is really a very talented player.
     
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  3. Pushmaster

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    Sounds like a real yawner.
     
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  4. Marius_Hancu

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    One thing I learned from Spadea playing in front of me at 6 yeards during TMS Montreal was that you can never be too much with the back at the net during service motion:) He really rotates a lot.
     
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  5. schaefferm46

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    In the tennis magizine form two months ago spadea is rapping about roddick pretty funny
     
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  6. Nastase

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    Spadea has Blakes number, a very good record against him I recall. He has since modifed his service motion and no longer rotates like that..its much simpler now like he used to hit it.
     
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  7. VictorS.

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    Man, this doesn't appear promising for Blake. He really looked to be turning the corner at the Australian Open...really giving Hewitt a scare. Spadea's definitely a solid player, but for blake to get bageled by him is not good.
     
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  8. norcal

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    I was bummed I had to leave just as that match was starting...guess I didn't miss much. Malisse was very fun to watch, if you can get past his being an a hole to the ball kids.
     
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  9. Marius_Hancu

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    Malisse moves very well, very fluid ...
     
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  10. norcal

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    So true Marius. A real joy to watch when he shows up to play. The match had a Davis Cup like feel because a bunch of Lu Yen fans bought a section of seats right behind the court and chanted and cheered every time Lu won a point. Malisse was getting annoyed and started mocking Lu's fans. Fun match to watch. I look forward seeing him play Melzer today. Should be a good one.
     
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  11. christo

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    Just goes to show that confidence is everything in tennis, I watched Blake play the match at AO before he played Hewitt, a German kid I think and the kid had been stung by an insect or something and he looked delirious out there but Blake looked and played like HE had been stung by something. Wildly inconsistent, double faulting, rushing around the court like Capriati does , very strange to watch. I like Blake, great kid but his head is not on straight right now, needs to regroup, bad losses to guys like Spadea will NOT help his confidence. Phillipoussis is a lot the same way, one loss will turn into an avalanche, more patience needed. Unfortunately some people are born with it, others only find it through age and maturity.
     
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