No comments yet - Leave a comment
|Nationality||Player||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5|
7-5 - Fish is really faltering now... Querrey takes a 30-0 lead and then Fish slips on the turf on the next point! Three match points for Querrey... first one is saved with a booming serve but he hits the net on the second and Sam Querrey is the Queen's champion 2010!
6-5 - Now it's Querrey's turn to suffer from the yips... he goes wide on a forehand as Fish forces deuce... but thanks to an unforced error by Fish, who slams his racket into the ground, he holds his serve.
5-5 - Fish wobbles on his serve as he falls to 0-30... much better on the next two points though, the latter one seeing a confident volley dispatched past Querrey. Yet Querrey forces break point and Fish loops a backhand out to lose the game! Break for Querrey and it's back on serve now! A case of the nerves perhaps...
4-5 - Querrey keeps alive his interest by taking his service game at 4-5, but Fish will now serve for the set.
3-5 - Great action as Querrey fires a bullett past Fish, who flings himself towards it! He doesn't get there, although the photographers will certainly have their shot of the day! Fish booms an ace to take the game.
3-4 - Querrey's booming serve is again the decisive factor as he pulls back one game at 3-4.
2-4 - Fish smashes a volley straight at Querrey, but it's going far too quickly for him to react in time. He does react better on the next point though, as he fires a winner past Fish but it's not enough as Querrey goes on to hold serve and take the game.
2-3 - Some wayward shotmaking by Querrey sees him fall 0-30 behind again... and Fish brings up two break point with a lovely cross-court backhand winner! Querrey delivers a superb forehand down the line to save the first but he goes long on the final shot of the longest rallly of the match and Fish has the first break of the day!
2-2 - The breeze picks up as Fish claims the next game... still going with serve and another tie-break is not entirely out of the question.
2-1 - Fish takes the first two points of the next game to put the pressure on his opponent... but Querrey hits back with a classy volley at the net before Fish sends one inches into the tramlines. And Querrey goes on to punch a winner past Fish to hold his serve.
1-1 - Fish displays an equal mastery of his service game to take the next game to love and level things up at 1-1.
1-0 - Querrey kicks off the second set with another booming ace. And then another. And another. And one more. He takes the game in just 38 seconds!
7-6 - Querrey looks good as he takes a 6-4 lead to bring up three set points! And his booming serve helps him take the first set on a tie-break 7-4!
TB - Querrey's serve proves to strong for Fish and he takes a 4-3 lead... and he goes ahead 5-3 as Fish ends a long-ish rally with a weak shot into the net.
TB - Fish then booms an ace before Querrey double faults - his fourth of the match - to level at 3-3.
TB - Querrey wins the first three points of the tie-break in efficient style before Fish finally get his name on the scoreboard at 1-3.
6-6 - Fish forces deuce and Querrey has to dig deep to wriggle his way out of trouble. But he does, the first set will be decided by a tie-break.
5-6 - The game kicks off with the longest rally of the match - 17 strokes, no less - which Querrey wins but Fish soon stamps his authority on the game and takes it to edge ahead 6-5.
5-5 - There you have it... the serve continues to dominate this match as Querrey levels once again at 5-5.
4-5 - Fish serves out to love without any problems and Querrey will now have to serve to stay in the first set. Although, on current form, that seems highly likely.
4-4 - A booming service game from Querrey, including back-to-back aces, sees him draw level again and a tie-break looms with a break of serve looking unlikely.
3-4 - Lovely stroke play by Fish brings up a 30-0 lead, but Querrey hits back with a super backhand crosscourt shot. Fish works the court well on the next point before tucking away a volley and then sealing his fourth game of the day.
3-3 - Querrey has sorted out his service game since facing those three break points in the opening game. No problems for him here as he levels at 3-3.
2-3 - Fish smashes his way to game point, despite looking right into the sun, which is now out at Queen's. He wraps up his third game of the day soon after.
2-2 - Querrey keeps his cool to hold serve and draw back level at 2-2. News from Halle is that Roger Federer has been stunned by Lleyton Hewitt in the final. Read more here
1-2 - Fish misjudges a volley at the net before a stunning forehand pass from Querrey brings up 30-30. He recovers his composure and takes the game with an ace to bring up a 2-1 lead. It's going with serve so far.
1-1 - Querrey slips to love-40 in double-quick time... he recovers with two aces before he brings the game to deuce as Fish hits the net on his return. Another ace from Querrey gives him advantage before he takes the game on the next point! Super comeback from him after a nervy start.
0-1 - An imperious first point from Fish is quickly followed by the first ace of the day. Another ace late and Fish brings up game point, which he takes without any further ado, Querrey hitting the net on his return.
0-0 - Okay, after what seems like an age of warming up, we're ready to go... Fish to serve first.
- - Don't forget you can watch all the action from the final at Queen's LIVE on British Eurosport (Sky 410 / Virgin 521) & on the Eurosport Player. Subscribe to the Player here
- - The toss is made at the net... all seems very amicable, unsurprisingly, considering these two players are good mates.
- - There have been patches of sun today, but it looks like we'll start the match under cloud.
- - Here come the players out onto court under grey skies in west London.
- - American Mardy Fish meets compatriot Sam Querrey in the final of the AEGON Championships at the Queen's Club.
|Date of Birth||09/12/1981|
|Date of Birth||07/10/1987|