4 and 0. Sigh.
Posted by gauloises1 on May 9, 2010
Mikhail Youzhny d. Marin Cilic, 63 46 64
So … this was a tough one to watch. The tennis was really great, and for a while it really looked like Marin was going to pull it out of the bag; after giving up an early break in the first, he fought doggedly to keep it to just that single break advantage, and although he was unable to hold on to the early break he in turn gained at the beginning of the second, he looked slightly the better player throughout and eventually nabbed it when Youzhny flubbed a baseline smash into the net. The third set was a marathon and Marin had break points, but a couple of unlucky net cords within the one game undid him and Youzhny served it out for his first Munich title in his third final. And I was very sad for Marin.
He was pretty sad for himself, too.
But … it was great match and Youzhny played really well, so it’s good that he won. What? Stop looking at me.
Mischa carries out a controlled explosion.