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SVK
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:39 PM
Ill make a list of some interesting chokes in this seasson, which was the biggest?:p

Acapulco, QF: Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) def. Maret Ani (EST) 4:6, 7:5, 6:1
Maret led 6:4, 4:1 with BPs to 5:1 and then led 5:4

Australian Open, R4: Dinara Safina (RUS) def. Alize Cornet (FRA) 6:2, 2:6, 7:5
Cornet led 5:2 in third and had 2 MPs

Australian Open, QF: Daniela Hantuchova / Ai Sugiyama (SVK/JPN) def. Cara Black / Liezel Huber (ZIM/USA) 6:7(0), 6:3, 7:6(10)
Cara and Liezel wasted leading 5:2 in third set and 6:2 in third sets tiebreak..they wasted 7 MPs

Beijing, R1: Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) def. JingJing Lu (CHN) 3:6, 7:5, 7:5
Lu led 5:4 with break in second, 5:3 in third and had one MP

Beijing, R2: Maria Sharapova (RUS) def. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6:3, 6:7(5),7:5
Vika wasted 5:2 30:15 in third

Beijing, R2: Zi Yan / Jie Zheng (CHN/CHN) def. Samantha Stosur / Rennae Stubbs (AUS/AUS) 7:6(5), 1:6, 11:9
Stosur/Stubbs led 9:3 in tiebreak

Beijing, R3: Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) def. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) 4:6, 6:4, 6:2
MJMS was 6:4, 4:0 up

Beijing, QF: Marion Bartoli (FRA) def. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 3:6, 7:5, 6:1
Vera led 6:3, 5:1

Cincinatti, R1: Dinara Safina (RUS) def. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2:6, 7:5, 6:4
Roberta led 6:2, 5:3 and 3:1 in third

Doha, RR: Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) def. Victoria Azarenka(BLR) 4:6, 7:5, 4:1 ret.
Vika led 6:4, 4:0 and 6:4, 5:2

Doha, RR: Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) def. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 1:6, 6:4, 7:5
Vika wasted 5:3 and one matchpoint in third

Doha, RR: Elena Dementieva (RUS) def. Venus Williams (USA) 3:6, 7:6(6), 6:2
Venus wasted 6:3, 3:1 and served for the match at 6:5 in second..then she led in tiebreak 2:0 too

Eastbourne, R1: Nadia Petrova (RUS) def. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 6:1, 4:6, 6:4
Ana led 4:1 with 2 breaks in third

French Open, QR1: Carly Gullickson (USA) def. Violette Huck (FRA) 6:7(4), 7:6(6), 6:1
Huck led 5:2 in second then 4:0 and at least 5:2 (maybe 5:0) in tiebreak and also 6:4 in tiebreak

Los Angeles, R3: Jie Zheng (CHN) def. Dinara Safina (RUS) 7:5, 4:6, 6:4
From 2:4 in third

New Haven, QR1: Viktoria Kutuzova (UKR) def. Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 5:7, 6:4, 6:2
Arantxa led 7:5, 4:1

New Haven, R2: Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) def. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 1:6, 7:6(5), 2:0 ret.
Marion was up 6:1, 5:3 40:15

Prague, R1: Sybille Bammer (AUT) def. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 2:6, 7:6(2), 7:5
Pironkova was up 6:2, 5:2

Rome, R2: Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) def. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 6:1, 3:6, 6:4
Ana led 4:0 in third

Seoul, R2: Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) def. Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 4:6, 7:6(4), 6:3
Alisa wasted 6:4, 5:2 and one MP

Taipei, SF: Yung Jan Chan (TPE) def. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 3:6, 7:5, 6:4
Kristina led at least 6:3, 5:2

Tokyo, R1: Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) def. Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 5:7, 7:6(2), 6:4
Kimiko was up 7:5, 5:2

Tokyo, R1: Vera Dushevina (RUS) def. Alona Bondarenko (UKR) 1:6, 7:5, 6:1
Alona led 6:1, 5:0 and had 40:0 at 6:1, 5:4!

Tokyo, QF: Na Li (CHN) def. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 7:6(7), 4:6, 7:6(4)
Not one of the biggest choke but Vika led 5:1 in first wasted a SP in tiebreak and then Li led 3:0 in second and lost 4:6

Toronto, R1: Klaudia Jans / Alicia Rosolska (POL/POL) def. Sharon Fichman / Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN/CAN) 1:6, 7:6(5), 10:4
Canadians led 6:1, 4:0 and then 4:0 in first tiebreak too

Toronto, FQR: Lucie Safarova (CZE) def. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6:2, 2:6, 7:6(2)
Radwanska wasted 5:3 40:30 in third + one more MP

Toronto, R1: Sybille Bammer (AUT) def. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) 3:6, 6:4, 6:2
Chaky was up 6:3, 4:1

Toronto, R3: Jelena Jankovic (SRB) def. Kim Clijsters (BEL) 1:6, 6:3, 7:5
Kim led 5:3 in third

US Open, R2: Anastasia Rodionova (RUS) def. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 6:3, 3:6, 7:5
A rollercoster match, Nastya led 6:3, 3:0 then Sabine was up 5:3 in third and had a MP

US Open, R4: Flavia Pennetta (ITA) def. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 3:6, 7:6(6), 6:0
Vera wasted 4 MPs at 6:3, 6:5 and another 2 in tiebreak

US Open, R4: Melanie Oudin (USA) def. Nadia Petrova (RUS) 1:6, 7:6(2), 6:3
Nadia led 6:1, 4:3 nad 40:15 with break

Of course this is NOT a full list!!! But I need a break:o:lol:..Ill finish it later..so which is the best?:p You can add some others if you want:)

A-Bond
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:41 PM
As a Alona Fan you maybe can imagine which one I think :o But she would have lost in 2R so it doesn't bother me too much.

As for the others, Vera had some very bad chokes, especially the US Open one.

Szczecin
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Cincinnati SF... :sad:

Svetame
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:46 PM
Momo's Wimbly choke against Safina :( Led 3-0 in the 3rd :(

nevetssllim
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:46 PM
Martinez Sanchez's choke against Radwanska was rather depressing :o And I think she also threw away match-points against Cetkovska in Acapulco and Kanepi in one of the US hardcourt events.

Darop.
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:46 PM
Vera vs. Flavia :hearts:

But to be fair, that wasn't really a choke, Pennetta just played great on 6 match points.

FORZA SARITA
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:48 PM
Vera didn't choke against flavia :shrug: you really have to watch how flavia saved the match points ;)

saul1333
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:51 PM
All of Vika's last 4 losses are on the list:sobbing:

Lena/JJ Cincy match:o

Illusionist
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Rome, RND 16: Ana Ivanovic l. to Agnieska Radwanska 1-6, 6-3, 4-6 (Ana led 4-0, or 4-1 in the third, anyway two breaks)

Eastbourne, RND 32: Ana Ivanovic l. to Nadia Petrova 1-6, 6-4, 4-6 (Ana led 4-0 in 3rd set)

Broseghini
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Alona :lol:

silvamarius
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:58 PM
Alona or Vera

The Untouchable
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Vera vs. Bartoli, as Vera was playing like a goat, hitting every DTL, and getting everything back for the 1 1/2 sets, and then suddenly decided that she sucks at tennis. :confused: :o

slamchamp
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Alona's pleaseeeeeeee:tape:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:05 PM
Cornet-Safina Australia

Jacob#1
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Cornet-Safina Australia

It was bad?

madmax
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Got to be Alona's meltdown...Vera's tantrums are close though

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Cornet was up 5-2 in the third,two service breaks and two match points. Didnt win a game after that

sammy01
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:13 PM
It was bad?

oh yeah safina went into clay court push mode and was 10 feet behind the baseline for the last 6 or 7 games. cornet couldn't even put away a safina playing defensive tennis.

volta
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:32 PM
Cornet-Safina Australia

no need to say more. Cornet :help: that was not CUTE :o

Protoss
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Mathilde Johansson lost 2-6 6-2 10-8 to Vitalia Diatchenko in the 1st round of the French Open after having 8 match points and double faulting on 4 of the match points. :rolleyes:

I consider that match and Alona's loss to Dushevina to be the chokes of the year. :rolleyes:

Volcana
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:41 PM
How many of those were actual chokes. Not getting beat, not playing poorly but Jana Novotna-Greg Norman level couldn't-get-the-in-if-the-court-was-the-size-of-the-ocean chokes.

You've got some stuff on that list where a player was up ONE service break and lost. That's not choking. That's tennis.

Petkorazzi
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:41 PM
I still think Vera's choke against Flavia was horrible. Flavia did step up amazingly on those match points, but Vera going from GOAT play to such a gutless one was just painful to watch. You could read on her face how nervous she was on those match points, like too scared to hit anything close to the line.

Lorinda.
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:42 PM
Cornet-Safina Australia

That match ruined her :(

Sammm
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Not the biggest choke in itself, but the biggest lost opportunity: Serena v Sveta qf French. We'd have been looking at the second Serena slam if Serena had held on.
I think for Serena it was a choke. She admitted she got tight. Normally she blames injury/ lucky shots etc.

Ferg
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:47 PM
Bepas choke in Beijing was pretty bad, especially considering Marion is her bitch. :tape:

timafi
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Momo's Wimbly choke against Safina :( Led 3-0 in the 3rd :(

:sad:biggest choke of them all

Daniela-Is-Mine
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:56 PM
If youre putting doubles...

Hantuyama def Bluber Bluber led 5-2 in third and 6-2 in 3rd set tiebreak with 7 MPS

Jarl_02
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:59 PM
Mathilde Johansson lost 2-6 6-2 10-8 to Vitalia Diatchenko in the 1st round of the French Open after having 8 match points and double faulting on 4 of the match points. :rolleyes:

I consider that match and Alona's loss to Dushevina to be the chokes of the year. :rolleyes:


This.

I knew we had seen some chokes this year, but this list left me like this :eek:

danieln1
Nov 7th, 2009, 09:23 PM
US Open, R4: Flavia Pennetta (ITA) def. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 3:6, 7:6(6), 6:0
Vera wasted 4 MPs at 6:3, 6:5 and another 2 in tiebreak

That was EPIC choke

LightWarrior
Nov 7th, 2009, 09:44 PM
I always feel that getting MP in a GS and losing is THE biggest choke. So my award goes to Dementieva against Serena at Wimbledon. Especially considering that she should have gone down the line instead of crosscourt.

Nina.
Nov 7th, 2009, 09:47 PM
My vote has to go to Vera-Flavia because of the whole situation. Although Flavia really fought hard, Vera's melt-down was epic. And it was painful how she completely fell apart in the third.

Craig.
Nov 7th, 2009, 10:02 PM
Ivanovic's :spit: :help: :hug:

davidmario
Nov 7th, 2009, 10:19 PM
sexy bitch alona:hearts::weirdo:

Mashabator
Nov 7th, 2009, 10:22 PM
what about williams beating stosur at sydney, stosur had 5 mps

WhoAmI?
Nov 7th, 2009, 10:30 PM
Prague, R1: Bammer def Pironkova 2-6 7-6(2) 7-5
Pironkova was up 6-2 5-2, Bammer fought back and went on to win the whole tournament.

Also I think Peer lost two times in a row being up 5-1 in the first set. It could of been against Alona Bondarenko in Budabest QF, being up 5-1 and losing the match 5-7, 1-6. And next week similar happened against Schiavone in Prague 1st round, she was up 5-1 and lost 5-7, 3-6.

Well, the worst one for me was RG 1st round, Kanepi vs Shvedova, Kanepi serving for the 1st set, having some set points but yet letting Shvedova break the serve, and ended up losing it in the TB, so she lost in 3.
Azarenka's loss (or retirement) in Doha to Radwanska was also bad.

Roookie
Nov 7th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Dementieva vs. Jankovic Cincinnati SF.
Lena was 6-2 in the 3rd set tiebreak. Then lost the next 7 points to GOATkovic (who had served for the match at 5-4 40-0 and got broken :tape:).

Yorker
Nov 7th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Not the biggest choke in itself, but the biggest lost opportunity: Serena v Sveta qf French. We'd have been looking at the second Serena slam if Serena had held on.
I think for Serena it was a choke. She admitted she got tight. Normally she blames injury/ lucky shots etc.


yeah but didnt sveta choke first? i wouldn't consider it a legit choke of the other player crumbled first while leading

joo.
Nov 7th, 2009, 10:53 PM
US Open, R4: Flavia Pennetta (ITA) def. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 3:6, 7:6(6), 6:0

Svetlana)))
Nov 7th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Not the biggest choke in itself, but the biggest lost opportunity: Serena v Sveta qf French. We'd have been looking at the second Serena slam if Serena had held on.
I think for Serena it was a choke. She admitted she got tight. Normally she blames injury/ lucky shots etc.

How about Sveta-Serena AO 09 QF? Had Sveta had a brain in serving out her match and not missed that stupid volley, im sure she would have gone on to win the AO considering the other semi-finalists. :shrug:

Uranus
Nov 7th, 2009, 11:36 PM
Vera vs. Bartoli, as Vera was playing like a goat, hitting every DTL, and getting everything back for the 1 1/2 sets, and then suddenly decided that she sucks at tennis. :confused: :o
This.

propi
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:00 AM
Aus Open round 2 Carla Surez bt. Venus Williams... pity she decided not to play that good for the rest of the year. :(

Temperenka
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:06 AM
Safina def. Cornet.

SVK
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:24 AM
I found another good one...Huck in French Open...led 7:6, 5:2 then 4:0, 5:2 and 6:4 in tie break in second set and lost:rolls:

Pops Maellard
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:26 AM
I'm remembering a few chokes that aren't on the list I don't think.

Australian Open R128: Daniela Hantuchova def. Casey Dallacqua 7-6(11), 6-4. I remember there was a massive choke from Casey in the first set, especially in the tiebreak (hence the long score).

Ponte Vedra Beach SF: Caroline Wozniacki def. Elena Vesnina 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(5). If I remember correctly Vesnina had 4 MPs, wasted 3 MPs in that match and was robbed of one of them by a Caro let-cord. She was then too upset by the choking she'd already done and was too busy crying during the tiebreak to realize she still had a chance to win.

Miami Masters: Giselo Dulko def. Jelena Jankovic 6-4 7-6(5). JJ in the second set lead 5-2 in both the set and the tiebreak.

I'm sure Shahar Peer sometime this year led like a set and 5-0 and still lost one match. :tape: Someone must surely remember the match. I distinctly remember.

I always feel that getting MP in a GS and losing is THE biggest choke. So my award goes to Dementieva against Serena at Wimbledon. Especially considering that she should have gone down the line instead of crosscourt.

She should've gone DTL instead of cross-court obviously but Serena also got a lucky let-cord on her volley/passing shot so she was still lucky to save that MP. If she'd done one little thing different with her racket, movement, or anything, the volley probably would've hit the net, so not really a choke from Dementieva there.

The Cincinatti SF against JJ on the other hand. :tape:

mr_burns
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:37 AM
Vera vs Bartoli, considering Bartoli hardly ever won a set before

In The Zone
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:59 AM
Definitely Dushevina over Alona.

BuTtErFrEnA
Nov 8th, 2009, 02:32 AM
Not the biggest choke in itself, but the biggest lost opportunity: Serena v Sveta qf French. We'd have been looking at the second Serena slam if Serena had held on.
I think for Serena it was a choke. She admitted she got tight. Normally she blames injury/ lucky shots etc.

:sobbing: worst loss this season

WowWow
Nov 8th, 2009, 02:35 AM
Amelie vs Dinara - Wimbledon

Golovinjured.
Nov 8th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Mathilde Johansson lost 2-6 6-2 10-8 to Vitalia Diatchenko in the 1st round of the French Open after having 8 match points and double faulting on 4 of the match points. :rolleyes:

That was heartbreaking.

Golovinjured.
Nov 8th, 2009, 03:47 AM
I always feel that getting MP in a GS and losing is THE biggest choke. So my award goes to Dementieva against Serena at Wimbledon. Especially considering that she should have gone down the line instead of crosscourt.

That was not a choke. GTFO.

SELVEN
Nov 8th, 2009, 03:58 AM
Tokyo, R1: Vera Dushevina (RUS) def. Alona Bondarenko (UKR) 1:6, 7:5, 6:1
Alona led 6:1, 5:0 and had 40:0 at 6:1, 5:4!


year of choke:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Pops Maellard
Nov 8th, 2009, 04:08 AM
Tokyo, R1: Vera Dushevina (RUS) def. Alona Bondarenko (UKR) 1:6, 7:5, 6:1
Alona led 6:1, 5:0 and had 40:0 at 6:1, 5:4!


year of choke:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
:haha: Hilarious.

TS
Nov 8th, 2009, 04:33 AM
Mathilde Johansson lost 2-6 6-2 10-8 to Vitalia Diatchenko in the 1st round of the French Open after having 8 match points and double faulting on 4 of the match points. :rolleyes:

I consider that match and Alona's loss to Dushevina to be the chokes of the year. :rolleyes:

That Johansson match would be one of my picks. Was played on the first Sunday, so this was actually one of the 'feature' matches on the big courts. So a lot of people saw Mathilde fold and crumble to bits.

Caralenko
Nov 8th, 2009, 04:45 AM
That Johansson match would be one of my picks. Was played on the first Sunday, so this was actually one of the 'feature' matches on the big courts. So a lot of people saw Mathilde fold and crumble to bits.

:help: This is my pick too. It was really awful with the 4 DFs on MPs. In front of the home crowd too.

That was really why everyone dubbed Vitalia DiatchenGOAT a fighter, but to be honest she just had to keep the ball over the net. Epic choke by a 'home hope'.

Aryman3
Nov 8th, 2009, 08:15 AM
Aga is the best in coming from behind
Azarenka did not choked. she was simply outplayed in the end of the second set
Nor was Agnieszka "bribed by her friend" as some idiot suggested in another thread

Boreas
Nov 8th, 2009, 08:19 AM
Huck vs Gullickson match is of course of no importance to other people, but it was a major choke by Huck, I felt really miserable watching the SB:(

darkangel23
Nov 8th, 2009, 08:31 AM
Beijing QF Marion over Vera Z.
Vera D. over Alona (this is sooooo bad)
Ana's both losses to Petrova and Agnieszka!
Safina over Cornet
Diatchenko over Johannson (Mathilde was crying soooo hard, it was heartbreaking)

nevetssllim
Nov 8th, 2009, 09:35 AM
I'm sure Shahar Peer sometime this year led like a set and 5-0 and still lost one match. :tape: Someone must surely remember the match. I distinctly remember.


Ironically, I think that match was against Alona Bondarenko!

nevetssllim
Nov 8th, 2009, 09:37 AM
I can't remember the match too well but didn't Schiavone choke away a massive lead against Vinci in Barcelona?

aussie_fan
Nov 8th, 2009, 11:36 AM
what about williams beating stosur at sydney, stosur had 5 mps

This. She had 4 mp's though. That volley was the tightest looking shot I have even seen. Remember I had to tape the match, so after it I stuck a sticker on it saying "How to Choke" By Sam Stosur and gave it to my sister as a joke.

Can't complain though, Sam had a great year.

WhoAmI?
Nov 8th, 2009, 03:02 PM
I'm sure Shahar Peer sometime this year led like a set and 5-0 and still lost one match. :tape: Someone must surely remember the match. I distinctly remember.

I think this was the case:

Also I think Peer lost two times in a row being up 5-1 in the first set. It could of been against Alona Bondarenko in Budabest QF, being up 5-1 and losing the match 5-7, 1-6. And next week similar happened against Schiavone in Prague 1st round, she was up 5-1 and lost 5-7, 3-6.

Noctis
Nov 8th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Alona Choking 61 50 3Mp

SELVEN
Nov 8th, 2009, 03:41 PM
dulko 0-6 0-6 lost to K.Bondarenko in USO, Dulko choked from start to the end.

Steff_forever
Nov 8th, 2009, 03:48 PM
dulko 0-6 0-6 lost to K.Bondarenko in USO, Dulko choked from start to the end.
a direct aftermath of sacking Masha...
but still :help:

Safe-From-Harm
Nov 8th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Dushevina beats Alona 1-6 7-5 6-0.....
Alona leads 6-1,5-0.....okay.....that happens once in a 3 years I think.

That JJ and Dementieva in semi-final of Cincy.
It was-let me choke,then You will choke,then let me,then You,then I will win.
Let's choke together!...But anyway,great match.

Thkmra
Nov 8th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Serena Vs Kuzzy!!!:sad: Serena would have Deinitely won the whole tornament!!

fmate26
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:28 PM
gnes Szvay, of course.

Edinboro
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:40 PM
Dementieva vs. Jankovic Cincinnati SF.
Lena was 6-2 in the 3rd set tiebreak. Then lost the next 7 points to GOATkovic (who had served for the match at 5-4 40-0 and got broken :tape:).


Agreed. That was the worst match for me this year by far but everytime those two play something crazy happens. It's even funnier that Lena bagled Jelena in the second set. :lol: Ugh that match. :fiery:

But my vote really does go for Vera at the US Open, although Azarenka's YEC loses are a close second.

Noctis
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:46 PM
Veras Epic collapses vs Pennetta and Bartoli

nevetssllim
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Come to think of it, wasn't Szavay leading 6-1 5-0 somewhere before losing this year?

The Dawntreader
Nov 8th, 2009, 09:18 PM
It's actually a minor miracle that Alona managed to not to self-implode for the rest of the season after that collosal choke.

Venus's return on MP against Navarro was chokey.

rnwerner
Nov 8th, 2009, 09:33 PM
IMO the biggest choke was KUSNETSOVA - WOZNIACKI at US Open.
Kusnetsova was by far the better player, she played a brilliant first set and was just too risky in the following sets. This match really showed up that you can win matches just with doing less errors (it was one of wozniackis so called "push"-matches but it was tactically the right thing to do just to wait on an error from Kuzy)
This match also was an example of a typical match structure: The better player lose just because of too many errors and less or "bad" tactics...
(Oudin - Petrova, Oudin - Dementieva, Oudin - Sharapova at US Open or Azarenka - Wozniacki and Azarenka - Radwanska were actually the more or less same match)

Looking on those matches you can see that those are all won by players which are so called pushers (from time to time) as Radwanska, Wozniacki or Oudin. IMO they've just done the right thing in those matches because they saw some brainless and too risky ballbashing first.