Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby PKBasu » Fri May 12, 2017 9:08 am

My live streaming isn't working, but what a meltdown in the first set. Yuki was blown away, and just about held his serve in the sixth game. He has lost the first set 1-6 in 22 minutes 39 seconds. If someone is watching, does Yuki look injured or hampered physically in any other way?

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby nitin28 » Fri May 12, 2017 9:12 am

Better start in second set as he holds at 15

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby sameerph » Fri May 12, 2017 9:12 am

PKBasu wrote: If someone is watching, does Yuki look injured or hampered physically in any other way?


There does not seem to be any sign of injury. It looks a combination of Gerasimov playing some perfect tennis and Yuki making some bad errors. He seemed to be getting overpowered in this set.

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby vatsal323 » Fri May 12, 2017 9:15 am

Gerasimov is good!

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby PKBasu » Fri May 12, 2017 9:16 am

1-1 in the second set, with Gerasimov holding much more easily than Yuki.
Yuki has a first serve percentage of 85%, but has won only half the points on his first serve. Seems to be completely out of sorts today. He has saved three out of five break points, but has had no break point chances on Gerasimov's serve.

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby PKBasu » Fri May 12, 2017 9:28 am

Good to see Yuki playing a competitive set now, up 3-2 on serve in the second. Slowly getting back into the match, but he needs to do more on Gerasimov's service games.

Update: 3-3 now. Yuki stayed with Gerasimov in that game, 30-30 and then Deuce, but still couldn't get his first break point opportunity of the match.
Then Yuki holds quite easily at 15. 4-3. (Putting more pressure on Gerasimov now: unfortunately still no live streaming for me).
But Gerasimov then holds at love. 4-4

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby PKBasu » Fri May 12, 2017 9:48 am

Lost 1-6, 4-6.
Took Gerasimov to Deuce after being two match points down, but still couldn't get a break point, leave alone a break. Comprehensively beaten today.

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby vatsal323 » Fri May 12, 2017 9:49 am

Disappointing loss. Yuki was missing a little too much today. That was the difference in the 2nd set at least. The first set was something else. Missed opportunity to rack up points.

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby sameerph » Fri May 12, 2017 10:00 am

Yes, second set was at least competitive and with fewer errors, Yuki could have won that and got back into the match. Even in the last 2 games ( one where Yuki was broken and then Gerasimov held after deuce) , Yuki made a at least 3-4 marginal errors which could have made a difference in Yuki getting back into match. Today was simply not his day and Gerasimov too played really well today and simply outplayed Yuki in first set.

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby PKBasu » Fri May 12, 2017 10:41 am

I wish I could have watched today, to see what was the difference between the two days :-(

I suppose it is on to Samarkand. Hopefully no qualifiers, and he will get a wildcard into the main draw instead.

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby PKBasu » Fri May 12, 2017 11:08 am

Looks like Yuki has either withdrawn from Samarkand or got a wildcard. Prajnesh has made it into the main draw (based on menstennisforums).

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby sameerph » Fri May 12, 2017 1:43 pm

I don't think Yuki would have got a wild card. Those below him in the entry list have got in. So, he would not need a wild card to get in.

Looks like he wants to take a week off after a hard week to prepare for French open qualies. Some niggle might still be there too.

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby arjun2761 » Fri May 12, 2017 4:31 pm

sameerph wrote:Yes, second set was at least competitive and with fewer errors, Yuki could have won that and got back into the match. Even in the last 2 games ( one where Yuki was broken and then Gerasimov held after deuce) , Yuki made a at least 3-4 marginal errors which could have made a difference in Yuki getting back into match. Today was simply not his day and Gerasimov too played really well today and simply outplayed Yuki in first set.


Yuki typically does make quite a few errors once his opponent get his balls back or keeps the rally neutral versus when Yuki is dictating the rally. His ability to prolong and win neutral rallies (let alone defend) is something he probably needs to work on to get significantly higher than his current level.

In the second set, it seems like Yuki did get back to neutral in the ground game in that he won 63% of the points on his second serves versus Gerasimov winning 57% on his second serve. However, the difference in the first serve points won (61% for Yuki versus 88% for Gerasimov) was seemingly decisive.

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby PKBasu » Sat May 13, 2017 6:20 am

Vishnu is the only Indian playing the qualifiers in Samarkand. He is seeded 8th, and plays a Kazakh wildcard in R1. He will need to beat #292 Petrovic (the top seed in the qualifiers) to make it into the main draw.

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Re: Karshi / Samarkand Challengers May 2017

Postby Rajiv » Sat May 13, 2017 12:01 pm

At Samarkand both our guys have tough opening encounters.
Ram faces 4th seed Spanish Adrian Menendez and Pragnesh runs into 3rd seed Jason Jung.
Vishnu meanwhile wins his QR1 in straight sets 6-1,6-2


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