Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Galactus, Mar 19, 2006.
NEXT TIME BLAKE WILL CONQUER!!!!! YEAH RIGHT...
Great run for Blake. I think he's proven enough this tourney especially to all the naysayers that said he didnt have enough to make the top 10.
Well, on personality alone, AROD should be in the minors.
Something else about Blake's play in the first set-it was very smart. He moved Roger all over the place and had a lot of variety in his game. He also retrieved well, i.e. he MOVED beautifully. By the third set, Blake was going through the motions. He barely ran for quite a few shots. Was that lack of motivation? Was he tired? Was it the lack of enough recent tennis in the rare altitude of center court finals? Peter Fleming says Blake lacks confidence. Well, I have no doubt the prospect of playing Federer is daunting for everyone on tour, but these guys all have egos the size of Kansas, so I don't think the psychological component is that huge. IMHO, Blake got owned because he couldn't sustain the high level of physical intensity required at the top for two days straight. Just my humble opinion of course. The good news is that more of the same is the prescription for winning the final. Blake has the talent and he would be so good for American tennis because he isn't a snotty, spoiled kid.
Federer has the ability when needed, to elevate his game a notch or two and more importantly, sustain it to the finish. Blake had Federer reeling on the ropes in the first set but could not keep up when Federer decided to turn up his game.
I was actually rooting for Blake to win although I'm also a huge Fed fan but Fed was just too good, as always.
Did anyone notice that Black (Blake) was wearing white shorts yesterday? He's been wearing dark blue shorts all week and then he switches to white shorts for the final. That should have been an omen. I hope nobody got hurt betting on Black (Blake).
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