New Balls, Please

"Climbing the Comeback Mountain with the Tower of Tandil."

  • Recent Posts

  • Unhealthily Obsessed With

    agnieszka radwanska alize cornet amelie mauresmo ana ivanovic andy murray andy roddick aravane rezai ATP ATP week ahead australian open beijing belgrade british tennis bstaad caroline wozniacki cincinnati daniela hantuchova david ferrer david nalbandian davis cup dinara safina doha dubai elena dementieva ernests gulbis estoril fed cup feliciano lopez fernando gonzalez fernando verdasco flavia pennetta francesca schiavone french open gael monfils gilles simon image is everything indian wells jelena jankovic jo-wilfried tsonga john isner juan carlos ferrero juan martin del potro juan monaco julien benneteau justine henin kim clijsters kuala lumpur li na lleyton hewitt los angeles madrid marat safin marcos baghdatis maria kirilenko maria sharapova marin cilic marion bartoli melanie oudin miami mikhail youzhny montreal munich nikolay davydenko novak djokovic paris masters philipp kohlschreiber queens radek stepanek rafael nadal richard gasquet robin soderling roger federer rome sabine lisicki samantha stosur sam querrey serena williams shahar peer shanghai sorana cirstea stuttgart svetlana kuznetsova sydney the withdrawal method thomaz bellucci titlists tokyo tomas berdych tommy robredo us open venus williams vera zvonareva victoria azarenka video wimbledon WTA wta week ahead WTFs yanina wickmayer
  • Categories

Montreal: The And-gony and the Elf-cstasy

Posted by gauloises1 on August 16, 2009

(I do apologise, I’ve been pouring whiskey into my coke since the end of the first set.)

Juan Martin del Potro d. Andy Roddick 46 62 75

elf

Huge win for JMDP; his first Masters series final.

rod2

Heartbreaking loss for Roddick. Again.

One shambolic service game in the first set, total domination in the second set. JMDP had a break point early in the third and failed to convert. He went match-point down at 4-5 and missed his first serve, only for Roddick to put the return wide.

And then I don’t know quite what happened. JMDP maintained his level and Roddick simply fell apart in the next game, eventually double-faulting away the break. It seemed there was almost no chance that JMDP wouldn’t serve it out, and he did.

I was impressed beyond measure by JMDP’s performance in the final set. He went for his shots relentlessly even when he missed. His self-belief is through the roof right now and if you ask me (which you didn’t), he’s playing the tennis of his life so far.

elf3

All this and he still has time to make ridiculous faces …

elf2

6 Responses to “Montreal: The And-gony and the Elf-cstasy”

  1. happy ions said

    those first four games of the second set of the semi should make murray run for cover under his tennis match dvd collection. when elf is in the zone like that, can anyone beat him? elf’s serve is bouncing so high they might have to come up with a new name for this serve. i feel like he’s improved a handful since last sunday.

    besides murray, does any other player have two coaches scouting matches for them? does lta pay for his coaching? i don’t think i have ever seen that before.

    what tennis players past and present are you tennis lovers/new balls readers fans of?

  2. irefusetotellyou said

    First, a huge HAHAHAHHAHAHA at the title of this post. Priceless.
    (And I ain’t had nothin to dirnk.)

    Secocndly — EXCUSE ME, GAUL? “Ridiculous faces”? You mean ridiculousLY SEXALICIOUS FACES!?

    Yumz. Good dreams tonight.

  3. irefusetotellyou said

    P.S: Um … maybe someone spiked my water? Hilarious unintentional typos up there /\, including “dirnk”.

  4. JFK said

    I’m sad for Andy, but well done by Del Po. I give him the edge over Muzz in the final.

  5. AmyLu said

    So happy to return home to this news! I immediately checked the score — we just started watching right now (and JJ is actually watching it without knowing the score — I felt the need to brace myself if Elf lost). Vamos Crazy Elf! I’m so thrilled he made his first Master’s Final — and I can’t wait to watch the match with Murray tomorrow.

  6. gauloises1 said

    The sexalicious part goes without saying, IRTTY.

    Happy – I don’t believe that the LTA plays for either Maclagan or Corretja. I could be wrong, but I’d be pretty surprised to find out that I was. I was surprised to see Corretja with the team once again, as I thought he was only hired for the clay court season – and there were reports in the media that he and Murray weren’t speaking by the end of Roland Garros.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 38 other followers

%d bloggers like this: