Whenever an ATP player complains about the lack of competitiveness in the WTA, please refer them to this:
Things to remember:
- This is an ATP 500 match.
- Jarkko Nieminen is 31 years old. David Goffin is…22.
- This is Jarkko Nieminen we’re talking about.
- Nieminen is ranked #56 in the world.
- Goffin is known for playing well on fast surfaces. This was indoor hard.
- Again, this is JARKKO NIEMINEN WE’RE TALKING ABOUT.
Here are some reactions from Twitter:
Goffin suffering from some major Troicki demons today.
— Josh (@TheSixthSet) February 12, 2013
It really seems like choking at two-sets and a break lead to Viktor Troicki is the worst thing you can do in your life.
Why Davis Cup isn’t good for young players. Nearly beat Troicki 3-0. Chokes bad. Gets double bagel in next match. #Goffin.
— Win or Lose, I WIN (@WinOrLoseIWin) February 12, 2013
There you go.
Is this a joke? RT @si_btbaseline: Developing stoy: Jarkko Nieminen leads David Goffin 6-0, 5-0…
— Amy Fetherolf (@AmyFetherolf) February 12, 2013
I gave Benneteau a tough time for being 0-7 against Nieminen and losing to him in a final. Getting double-bageled by TLKOTA is much worse.
— Juan José (@juanjo_sports) February 12, 2013
I can’t believe I’m about to get this wish granted.
Janko too RT @juanjo_sports I’d like Stakhovsky to tweet an explanation for that double-bagel.
— Ang (@4AllSurfaces) February 12, 2013
Maybe not this one, though.
Explain how Shark Nieminen puts a 12-0 beatdown on Boy band Goffin in 1st rd of Rottterdam
— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) February 12, 2013
We all want to know, BG.
What the heck happened to Goffin?
— KB (@DownFortyLove) February 12, 2013
Somehow, a lot of people ask this question. Nobody ever asks this if a WTA player is the one receiving a double-bagel.
How did Goffin lose 0 and 0 to Nieminen?Makes no sense.Maybe still hurting from Davis Cup?Not as if Jarko’s serve is unbreakable.
— Robert (@insurancebreak) February 12, 2013
Particularly Nieminen’s 2nd serve.
Wow Nieminen beats Goffin 60 60, despite being lower ranked than Goffin!!That is a bad day at the office!!
— James Wood (@James_Wood78) February 12, 2013
That seems like an understatement.
@juanjo_sports he’s young. It’s hormones.
— Verity Buckingham (@vab14) February 12, 2013
I like this theory. Dr. Jo-Willy Tsonga’s theory might apply.
— Sergiy Stakhovsky (@Stako_tennis) February 12, 2013
Nice cop-out, Stakhovsky! Whenever you go on your equal pay nonsense again, you’ll be swiftly referred to this page. You can thank David Goffin and Jarkko Nieminen for that.