Friday, March 23, 2012

Miami R2 - David vs Janko Tipsarevic

(Alfonso Cueto)
Update II
For the first time, a match between David and Janko Tipsarevic ended in straight sets and also for the first time, it was Tipsarevic, who prevailed in the end, 7-5, 6-3 after an hour and 45 minutes.
- David's "Miami Curse" strikes yet again.

The next event for him will now be the Davis Cup quarterfinal tie against Croatia in two weeks' time.

Photos later, the rest tomorrow...





(AP Photo; montage by VD)















Update
12.44pm local - David's match has just appeared on the scoreboard and will now start soon...

More than five years went by between David's first match against Janko Tipsarevic at the Australian Open 2007 and their second encounter, in the third round at Indian Wells.
Now, exactly ten days later, they meet again today at Miami.

For Tipsarevic, who's the ninth seed at this tournament and had a bye in the first round, this means playing a second consecutive match against David. While for David, it means another meeting with Tipsarevic, a player he's had two pretty tough matches against, both of which went the distance but also both of which he won in the end.

But whether during today's match, there'll be those long and hard-fought rallies again, whether Tipsarevic will maybe try something new this time, or whether David can manage to play as well as he did during the first set at Indian Wells - we won't get to see any of it. Once again, it'll be the scoreboard for following this match, as coverage won't start until tomorrow...

Here's a look back at their match ten days ago, courtesy of Andvari.

23 comments:

  1. such a shame there's no coverage (sorry to always repeat it... :$ )
    2nd match is great, pretty "early", so Vamos David!!! :)

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  2. Hopefully not too early for David... ;)

    But yeah, it cannot be repeated often enough. Miami, the so-called "fifth Slam", doesn't have coverage until halfway through the second round...

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  3. Looks like this could be one of those breakathons again. Isn't scoreboard watching so much fun?

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  4. Nalbandian has got to win those break points, hope it wont cost him the set. we want a tiebreaker

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  5. he will be lose! his serve not good !the first set will be end 5-7, i think

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  6. thanks for the jinx btw

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  7. Ahhh ffs lost it :/ Soo nerve wrackin every time watchin on livescoress, big set comin up, he can overcome this i reckon, vamoss david!!

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  8. disapointing wasting so many chanches again!

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  9. But he also saved several break points.

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  10. thats more like it, i noticed during the tale of David's career that his chances are higher of winning the match after losing the 1st set lol

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  11. he doesnt give up he is fighting.good sign!

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  12. Finally, David cashes in on a break point.

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  13. What the hell happened after being 3-2 up, I'm baffed

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  14. There was a longer pause, still have to find out what happened there.

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  15. Looks like another example of the Miami Curse, and the result of playing the week after a good result. Actually, winning only 34 percent of the points on his second serve is probably what did David in.

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    1. Yep, it's the Curse again. Winning one match and then it's over. If at all...

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  16. oh David :( we knew it would be tough this time against Tipsarevic...
    too bad there's no coverage to try to understand what really happened...

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  17. he maybe needed 2 matches again like in IW to find his form, 2 round Tipsarevic was to early..

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  18. i simply dont understand tennis anymore i thought he was finally back to a good level and now loses badly again
    i am sure he can do better than this

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    1. only in 2010 and 2011 he did in early rounds mostly well, but in his old years and now he plays not good in early rounds but when he can win these matches, he gets better and better in the next rounds. But for now I hope that he didn't get injured in this match.

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  19. He's fine, don't worry.
    I'd say David has done well, getting through the early rounds so far, this year (with the sole exception of Acapulco). And Tipsarevic is not just some player. David beat him at IW, okay. But that doesn't mean it was guaranteed to happen again, today.
    Apart from that - it's Miami. And an old tradition...

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