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  1. Polly
    Polly January 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm |

    Very informative + interesting. anything about the Polish support group escorted out during the crucial games at the beginning of the 3rd set? I was there, saw it all…
    Do you know more about the “incident” and do you think there was something in their
    behaviour that qualifies it as a deserved eviction (4 members of police brought to the task…)
    And the crowd’s response to it? And Jerzyk’s spiral down to a quick loss in the 3rd?
    Thank you! P.

    1. Tom
      Tom January 20, 2013 at 7:58 pm |

      I was actually part of the polish cheersquad that got evicted at the start of the 3rd set and we couldn’t have been more shocked when we were told to leave. We had complied with all the rules and even ceased banging on the sponsorship signs after we were told not to. After arguing with security an official approaches and tells us that there has been a mistake and that they had evicted the wrong people. We were let back in but the damage had already been done (JJ gets broken for the FIRST time in the match as soon as we leave). It may be seen as a classic mix up but it sure was a convenient time to kick us out. And of course the media leave out the fact that we were falsely evicted.

  2. Polly
    Polly January 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm |

    Another thing that might have predicted a loss for JJ: challenges when Almagro’s shots just chipped the line. “Luck” is usually with the winners!

    Good pics of the blistered palm.

    2 things might stay for good for JJ after AO2013: the fastest serve (unless I overlooked sthng) and “how many more times” – like from Led Zeppelin lyrics.

  3. Polly
    Polly January 20, 2013 at 8:32 am |

    Anyone feels like betting if/when JJ makes it to the top 10?

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