Posted: July 25th, 2011 | Author: Macmarlon | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Atlanta Tennis, Balls, Faults, First Game, Games, John Isner, Little Bit, Lost, Mardy Fish, Match Points, Newport, Norcross Ga, Profession, Service Game, Tennis Championships, Unforced Errors, Wins | No Comments »
Mardy Fish provided himself small credit for saving two second-set match points versus John Isner.
Fish said, “When you’re in that position, it’s almost over. I was lucky to get out of it. I played some good points. I don’t think he missed any first serves there. I stuck some returns and put some balls in play.”
Fish hit Isner in the final for the second straight year at the Atlanta Tennis Championships, receiving a 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 success Sunday in Norcross, Ga.
The world’s No. 9 player recovered from a 5-1 deficit in the tiebreak.
Fish said, “I didn’t necessarily change anything tactically. I took care of my serve games a little bit better once I lost serve in the first game of the second.”
Isner was attempting to win successive affairs for the first time in his profession the same of what Fish did in 2010 at Newport and Atlanta.
However, the 6-foot-9 final service game of Isner consisted of two dual-faults. He committed 29 unforced errors to Fish’s 11 through two sets.
Posted: July 12th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Balls, Baseball Game, Brother, Diving, Dude, Home Run Derby, Momentum, Outfield, Prince Fielder, Quote, Railing, Rapid Action, Seriousness, Shannon, Texas Rangers | No Comments »
A fan of Home Run Derby nearly fell out of the outfield stands while diving for a home run ball hit by Prince Fielder, only days after Shannon Stone died from a fall while reaching for a baseball at a Texas Rangers game. He was safe from severe damage or death just because his friends got hold of him by his feet, grabbed him and after that pulled him back as he swayed over the railing above a solid deck 20 feet below.
Keith Carmickle’s near fall happened after he stepped up onto the narrow metal table which is in line with the railing — the type you stand in front of and put your drink on while seeing the game — and after that, while still standing on it, reached down to hold the ball as it came in.
He missed the ball, yet his momentum brought him ahead and he dropped headfirst the rail. Because of the rapid action of his brother and his friends, he would have disappeared.
Derived from the quote of Carmickle after the happening, you can say that he experienced the seriousness of the situation intensely:
“We caught three balls and I told the guys I was going to go for the cycle. Dude, they were really holding onto me.”