IW: Team Cuteness reign supreme!
Shortly after falling to Federer in the singles final, Isner was back out with his doubles partner Querrey to play Rafa and Marc! in the doubles final. The first set was all Team Cuteness with Querrey being the weakest link on the court. Querrey sorted things out a bit, and they managed to break Rafa’s serve in the second set, but Team Cuteness came back, forced a tiebreak and took it. They win the doubles title: 6-2, 7-6(3).
|Nadal||J Isner/S Querrey|
|Statistics on Serve|
|1st Serve %||77%||70%|
|1st Serve Points Won||30/43 (70%)||27/39 (69%)|
|2nd Serve Points Won||11/13 (85%)||4/17 (24%)|
|Break Points Saved||1/2 (50%)||2/5 (40%)|
|Service Games Played||10||10|
|Statistics on Return|
|1st Return Points Won||12/39 (31%)||13/43 (30%)|
|Second Return Points Won||13/17 (76%)||2/13 (15%)|
|Break Points Won||3/5 (60%)||1/2 (50%)|
|Return Games Played||10||10|
|Statistics on Points|
|Total Service Points Won||41/56 (73%)||31/56 (55%)|
|Total Return Points Won||25/56 (45%)||15/56 (27%)|
|Total Points Won||66/112 (59%)||46/112 (41%)|
As it happened blatherings:
Carlos Bernardes in the chair. Quisner win the toss and will serve.
Isner serving to start. 15-0. Nice forehand winner from Rafa – from Marc!’s side of the court: 15-15. Ace: 30-15. Rafa can’t quite get to a volley: 40-15. Double fault: 40-30. Marc! nets a forehand and Quisner holds: 1-0.
Marc! almost in the center of the court while Rafa serves. 15-0. Wind blowing things onto the court. Marc! wins a volley war at the net: 30-0. Announcers praising Marc! to no end. Love it. Marc! couldn’t get to a volley in time: 30-15. Marc! reacts well to a net-cord: 40-15. Nice hold: 1-1.
Beautiful forehand passing shot winner by Marc!: 0-15. Quisner picking on Marc! and he’s making them pay 0-30. Marc! drops a ball barely over the net: triple break point. AMAZING point with the players all over the place and they break! 2-1
This is so much fun – too much going on for play-by-play! Isner smashes a winner: 30-15. They hold.
Marc! sends a ball long: 30-0. Again: 40-15. Quisner hold for 2-3.
Marc! took Rafa’s ball and smashes a winner: 15-0. Marc! poaches early, but Querrey nets the pass: 30-0. Rafa smash: 40-0. They hold.
Querrey serving now. He nets a ball: 0-15. Isner runs down a perfect lob from Marc!, but barely gets to it and his reply is out: 0-30. Querrey double faults to 0-40. Querrey broken again. Marc!/Rafa up 5-2 and can serve for the set next.
Heee! Marc! pouring water on his thighs. Rafa looking at him like he’s insane.
Isner hits a return right at Rafa who can’t handle the volley: 0-15. Rafa smashes an overhead winner: 15-15. Querrey nets a ball: 40-15. Right down the middle to take the first set: 6-2.
Joint potty break for Team Cuteness?
0-15. Second serve winner: 15-15. Rafa sends a serve return well out of court: 30-15. Ace: 40-15. Isner serving clinic and he holds for the team to start set 2.
Marc! misses a shot: 0-15. Isner dumps a volley into the net: 15-15. Man the windy is blowing something fierce – knocked over Rafa’s water bottles. Stuff blowing all over and onto the court – Rafa can’t serve. Rafa handcuffs Isner with a serve: 30-15. Querrey mishits a ball: 40-15. Isner smashes and overhead winner: 40-30. Crap – it’s raining. Players sitting down. Over walkie talkie, hear them say rain is supposed to be an hour away. If they can get through this light sprinkle, they can finish if quickly. Players back out on court. Second serve. They hold when Querrey nets a ball.
Nice little dropper from Marc! 0-15. Rafa poaches and volleys right at Isner’s feet: 0-30. I mean, right at. Sloppy volley way out from Isner: 0-40. Querrey is broken again (at love this time). Team Cuteness go up 2-1.
Marc! sends a ball out: 0-15. My stream is going potty. 15-15. Nice return from Isner draws an error from Marc! 15-30. Querrey gets a second serve, but his return hits the netcord and pops out: 30-30. Beautiful touch volley from Rafa: 40-30. Team Cuteness hold for 3-1.
Nice serve from Isner: 15-0. Again – Marc! hopping after missing the return: 30-0. Nice drop volley from Querrey: 40-0. My stream dies: 40-15. Rafa’s return is out and Quisner holds for 2-3.
MOM, I told you I’d call back later. Stop calling me! I don’t need anything from the grocery store!
Rafa serving – second serve. Nice overhead from Isner and Rafa’s defensive reply is out: 0-15. Isner passes Marc! 0-30. Marc! can’t handle Querrey’s passing shot: 0-40. Nice hands at the net, Marc! 15-40. Rafa misses and his serve is broken: 3-3.
Querrey serving. Beautiful touch from Isner: 30-0. Good serve, bad return: 40-0. Isner poaches and Marc! passes down the line: 40-15. Marc!’s volley goes into the net and Querrey holds for 4-3.
Marc! hits a lot of volleys, but not that last one: 0-15. Second serve, but Querrey’s return is out: 15-15. Querrey’s shot is out: 30-15. Marc! serves into the wrong service box. Rafa hits a winning volley between Quisner: 40-15. Rafa shows off at the net: 4-4.
Nice semi-smash at net from Querrey: 30-0. Rafa sends a ball long: 40-0. Marc! tees off on a second serve return: 40-15. Isner’s shot pops out thanks to the netcord: 40-30. Rafa anticipates a drop shot and gets a ball low to Isner: 40-40. Second serve. Deciding point and Isner serves a great second serve to hold for 5-4.
Rafa took another potty break? Commentator saying you are only allowed one potty break in a 2 out of 3 match.
Serve return goes into the net: 15-0. That one goes well out: 30-0. Second serve. Marc! totally saves that point at net! 40-0. Excellent volley from Marc! 5-5.
Kate Walsh taking pictures with her iPhone like a good fan-girl.
15-0. Rafa storms the net: 15-15. Nice volley from Querrey: 30-15. Lobs…smashes…lobs…smashes…forehand winner…oh my!!! This is so much fun. 40-15. Quisner holds for 6-5.
Marc! serving to force a tiebreak. Nice down the line winner from Querrey: 0-15. Go, Rafa! 15-15.
Nice serve from Marc! 30-15. Rafa smash at net: 40-15. Second serve. Rafa poaches and knocks off a winning volley: 6-6. Tiebreak.
Isner serves first. Rafa’s return is out: 0-1. Rafa serving – second serve. Querrey’s shot is out: 1-1. 2-1, on serve. Querrey to 2. Querrey’s forehand is long – mini-break to Team Cuteness. Rafa’s forehand is well out: 3-2. Querrey’s forehand goes into the net: 4-2. Rafa’s volley goes into the net – back on serve: 4-3. Second serve for Isner. Marc! hits right at Querrey to get a mini-break back: 5-3. Marc! again! 6-3. Rafa serving. They win!!!