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D Cup: Croatia 3, Ecuador 0

Posted by gauloises1 on March 7, 2010

Team Gangle.

Never in doubt.

You have to feel a little sorry for Ecuador’s sibling team of Nicolas and Giovanni Lapentti, who were properly up against it this weekend. I was interested to see (or rather scoreboard) the match between Nico Lapentti and Ivo Karlovic, because it seems like every round these guys are going five sets for heroic wins/painful losses. They didn’t disappoint, with Karlovic coming back from two sets to one down to win 64 in the fifth. After which Marin Cilic dismissed Giovanni in three sets and got on with his main occupation of being too cute for words.

High fives are a serious thing, you know. Not to be taken lightly.

Ecuador/the Lapenttis were left with the task of winning the doubles to keep the tie alive against the lanky Croats.

They didn’t manage it, falling in three tight sets and leaving the Croatians with nothing to do except demonstrate that they’re not nearly as good at hugging as they have been in the past.

Not natural huggers, are they?

Still, huge congratulations to Team Gangle on a drama-free win and progressing into the quarterfinals for the zillionth time. They’ll be up against either the United States or Serbia next. Which could be … interesting. Quick, have some more pictures.

R1 – I.KARLOVIC (CRO) def. N.LAPENTTI (ECU)
6-2  5-7  6-7(2)  6-3  6-4
R2 – M.CILIC (CRO) def. G.LAPENTTI (ECU)
6-4  6-3  6-3
R3 – M.CILIC / I.KARLOVIC (CRO) def. G.LAPENTTI / N.LAPENTTI (ECU)
7-6(3)  6-3  7-5

2 Responses to “D Cup: Croatia 3, Ecuador 0”

  1. naughty T....urbane gentleman said

    yeh but to be fair who wants to hug a deckchair?? On the other hand hugging a consumptive legal eagle tennis player is the stuff of fiction and gives me a stirring in the loins. so yay Croatia but urrrrrgh Deckchair and comeback soon Poor Mario.

  2. Maria1 said

    Was annoyed I didn’t get to see this match, but this post made me 😀 😀 I want to move Deckchair?? (why’s he called that?) out of the way and show him how you appreciate, I mean hug that tall piece of mancandy. There’s so much there and he’s not making full use of it! Le sigh, bring back Mario, now that was hugging. Hot Croatian number 1 and 2 together. Yeah….

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