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Date: 25 Jan 2009 04:47:25
From: Petter Solbu
Subject: Cornet will never win this
The most defensive player I have seen. Hard to close the match with that
kind of play.

PS.




 
Date: 24 Jan 2009 23:15:28
From: mimus
Subject: Re: Cornet will never win this
On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 04:47:25 +0100, Petter Solbu wrote:

> The most defensive player I have seen. Hard to close the match with that
> kind of play.

Well, Safina recovered her poise after 2-5 in the third, and began
simultaneously playing higher-percentage shots and putting more of her
musckles into 'em, but, yeah, while Cornet couldn't match the muscle part
(notice how she flagged in the long rallies late in the third as Safina
pounded away at 'er) she surely could've come forward more than she did,
generally with good results.

Good recovery and win by Safina, and a heart-breaker for Cornet.

--

Take a deep breath, take a walk, cool off, plot a bit, and serve again.



  
Date: 25 Jan 2009 14:29:46
From: xamigax@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Cornet will never win this
On 25 jan, 06:16, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> mimus wrote:
> > On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 04:47:25 +0100, Petter Solbu wrote:
>
> >> The most defensive player I have seen. Hard to close the match with that
> >> kind of play.
>
> > Well, Safina recovered her poise after 2-5 in the third, and began
> > simultaneously playing higher-percentage shots and putting more of her
> > musckles into 'em, but, yeah, while Cornet couldn't match the muscle part
> > (notice how she flagged in the long rallies late in the third as Safina
> > pounded away at 'er) she surely could've come forward more than she did,
> > generally with good results.
>
> > Good recovery and win by Safina, and a heart-breaker for Cornet.
>
> Choke by Cornet you mean - Safina had 21 errors in the last set & still won.

Still don't understanding what tennis is about, whisper.
Check the sublime Gonzalez Gasquet match: 85 winners for Gonzo, 80 for
Richy, even for a 5 setter, this is huge... UE are high as well,
that's pretty normal.
You can count on your left hand the matches with huge winners & low UE
(the last I remember at this moment is the Tsonga/Nadal AO08)
UE are part the game, even more for players a la Safin(a).
The more "all or nothing" you play, the highest UE & winners you get.
UE are just not competent to describe a match alone.
Safina hit the ball with rage, and close to zero security most of the
time...

Share & Enjoy,
Manolo


  
Date: 24 Jan 2009 21:26:28
From: Joe Ramirez
Subject: Re: Cornet will never win this
On Jan 25, 12:16=A0am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> mimus wrote:
> > On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 04:47:25 +0100, Petter Solbu wrote:
>
> >> The most defensive player I have seen. Hard to close the match with th=
at
> >> kind of play.
>
> > Well, Safina recovered her poise after 2-5 in the third, and began
> > simultaneously playing higher-percentage shots and putting more of her
> > musckles into 'em, but, yeah, while Cornet couldn't match the muscle pa=
rt
> > (notice how she flagged in the long rallies late in the third as Safina
> > pounded away at 'er) she surely could've come forward more than she did=
,
> > generally with good results.
>
> > Good recovery and win by Safina, and a heart-breaker for Cornet.
>
> Choke by Cornet you mean - Safina had 21 errors in the last set & still w=
on.

How many UEs did Safina commit in the final five straight games that
she won? As I said, when she focused well she was clearly superior.
Cornet did not play poorly at that stage -- Safina simply took the
match away.

Joe Ramirez


   
Date: 25 Jan 2009 01:28:53
From: jingus
Subject: Re: Cornet will never win this
Joe Ramirez wrote:
> On Jan 25, 12:16 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>
>>mimus wrote:
>>
>>>On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 04:47:25 +0100, Petter Solbu wrote:
>>
>>>>The most defensive player I have seen. Hard to close the match with that
>>>>kind of play.
>>
>>>Well, Safina recovered her poise after 2-5 in the third, and began
>>>simultaneously playing higher-percentage shots and putting more of her
>>>musckles into 'em, but, yeah, while Cornet couldn't match the muscle part
>>>(notice how she flagged in the long rallies late in the third as Safina
>>>pounded away at 'er) she surely could've come forward more than she did,
>>>generally with good results.
>>
>>>Good recovery and win by Safina, and a heart-breaker for Cornet.
>>
>>Choke by Cornet you mean - Safina had 21 errors in the last set & still won.
>
>
> How many UEs did Safina commit in the final five straight games that
> she won? As I said, when she focused well she was clearly superior.
> Cornet did not play poorly at that stage -- Safina simply took the
> match away.
>

that's the way it appeared to me as well. to look at safina's face
right after she went down 2-5 in the final set, she was all be defeated.
somehow, she defeated the tendancy to want to give up and fought back
for the win. it's not that cornet started spraying unforced errors
all over the place. granted she did hit several shots into the net
but most of those looked like they were tough returns that she didn't
manage to get over the net. in cases like that, you have to give
safina credit for making good shots.


  
Date: 25 Jan 2009 16:16:16
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Cornet will never win this
mimus wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 04:47:25 +0100, Petter Solbu wrote:
>
>> The most defensive player I have seen. Hard to close the match with that
>> kind of play.
>
> Well, Safina recovered her poise after 2-5 in the third, and began
> simultaneously playing higher-percentage shots and putting more of her
> musckles into 'em, but, yeah, while Cornet couldn't match the muscle part
> (notice how she flagged in the long rallies late in the third as Safina
> pounded away at 'er) she surely could've come forward more than she did,
> generally with good results.
>
> Good recovery and win by Safina, and a heart-breaker for Cornet.
>


Choke by Cornet you mean - Safina had 21 errors in the last set & still won.



 
Date: 24 Jan 2009 19:56:49
From: Joe Ramirez
Subject: Re: Cornet will never win this
On Jan 24, 10:47=A0pm, Petter Solbu <pettermann1...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> The most defensive player I have seen. Hard to close the match with that
> kind of play.
>
> PS.

Excellent comeback by Safina to get to 5-all. She's clearly the
superior player when she concentrates hard. But she can't afford any
more sloppy forehands.

Joe Ramirez


  
Date: 25 Jan 2009 04:57:57
From: Petter Solbu
Subject: Re: Cornet will never win this
Joe Ramirez wrote:
> On Jan 24, 10:47 pm, Petter Solbu <pettermann1...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> The most defensive player I have seen. Hard to close the match with that
>> kind of play.
>>
>> PS.
>
> Excellent comeback by Safina to get to 5-all. She's clearly the
> superior player when she concentrates hard. But she can't afford any
> more sloppy forehands.
>
> Joe Ramirez

Yes, but Cornet doesn't take any risk. Hard to win with that kind of
tactic. Safina is of course the player with the biggest potential.

PS.


   
Date: 25 Jan 2009 04:12:29
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: Cornet will never win this
On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 04:57:57 +0100, Petter Solbu
<pettermann1984@hotmail.com > wrote:

>Joe Ramirez wrote:
>> On Jan 24, 10:47 pm, Petter Solbu <pettermann1...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> The most defensive player I have seen. Hard to close the match with that
>>> kind of play.
>>>
>>> PS.
>>
>> Excellent comeback by Safina to get to 5-all. She's clearly the
>> superior player when she concentrates hard. But she can't afford any
>> more sloppy forehands.
>>
>> Joe Ramirez
>
>Yes, but Cornet doesn't take any risk. Hard to win with that kind of
>tactic. Safina is of course the player with the biggest potential.
>
>PS.


Safina is a really really nice person. I like her a lot too.


    
Date: 25 Jan 2009 05:14:32
From: Petter Solbu
Subject: Re: Cornet will never win this
Dave Hazelwood wrote:

> Safina is a really really nice person. I like her a lot too.

Totally agree. She is nice, fair and a good competitor. I like her as
much as her brother. Really great family!

PS.