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AO Day Two: The Upsets That Weren’t

Posted by gauloises1 on January 19, 2010

A tip of the hat to those who came close to rocking the boat … First up, Alize Cornet, who bagelled Francesca Schiavone before losing the second set 57 and being bagelled herself in the third.

Alicia Molik came very close to being this year’s Jelena Dokic, leading Julie Coin 63 41 before capitulating 62 in the third.

Fernando Verdasco dropped the first set to inspired fellow lefty Carsten Ball. I actually saw some of this and Ball was playing some great tennis. What, you thought I was going to make a pun? Would I?

Ballsed it up.

Samantha Stosur lived dangerously against Xinyun Han, dropping the second set before taking the third and the match, 62. What do you expect if you put the poor girl on Rod Laver?

But the “THIS close” award of the day has to go to Igor Andreev, who played (by all accounts) brilliantly to take a set off Federer, was a break up in the third and shipped three set points before losing in four.

Whoops.

3 Responses to “AO Day Two: The Upsets That Weren’t”

  1. Nancy said

    Gahhh to think he was SOOOOO close to being up 2 sets to 1 then losing it and getting bageled in the 4th is TOO DAMN PAINFUL. If I’m this upset about it, I can’t imagine how it is for him, poor Igor, it’s going to hunt him for a long time 😦

    First match I watch in two weeks and it ends like that…..this begs the question; WHY IS TENNIS SO CRUEL TO ME???
    Now I need Gonzo and/or Nole to make this right for me.

    • monique said

      I think it is more heartbreaking when you have only 2 points separating you, like Andy vs Fed at Wimby, for instance. Any loss is hard but there are some that are more memorable.

      • Nancy said

        True. But for a player to have a chance to get a 2 set advantage over Federer and blow his chances away, that’s gonna stick with him for a while. He didn’t come close to winning the match but he came close to believing he can. It hurts.

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