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Guido Pella claims biggest win of career to send Marin Cilic home

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canada goose jacket outlet store He had just dismantled Marin Cilic, the No.3 seed, last year’s finalist and the US Open champion of 2014, 3 6, 1 6, 6 canada goose factory outlet 4, 7 6, 7 5 over the course of two days and two rain delays to reach the third round. In a lifetime of schlepping canada goose outlet sale around the globe, canada goose outlet uk getting clobbered by the big names and just plain beaten by the lesser lights, the Argentine had dreamed of this moment, hoped for it canada goose jacket outlet and worked for it and now that it had finally happened, he could not quite believe it. canada goose jacket outlet store

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canada goose outlet in montreal The first delay, in the closing stages of the second set, did not seem to bother Cilic much but the second one, a handful of games into the third set, was his undoing. Resuming in the canada goose outlet drizzle, Cilic slipped slightly on break point. He did not fall but he was now on the back foot and, losing the point, he dropped his serve for the canada goose outlet canada first time in the match. That was it. Play was called off for the night and Cilic was never the same again. canada goose outlet in montreal

canada goose outlet in toronto “The match started so bad for me because he was playing so good, very solid from the canada goose outlet online uk baseline with big serves, and I couldn’t do almost nothing,” Pella said. “So the rain came, and today was very different day because I started to feel very good. I close the set in the third with big serves, with big two games. Then I started to feel better and better. canada goose outlet in toronto

canada goose factory outlet toronto location “Last night, Gustavo [Marcaccio, his coach] told me just to be more aggressive, because I was canada goose outlet parka standing a little bit back on the court, so to try to be more aggressive, try to change my serves, not to serve just one way, just to the T, to the wide. And that’s it.” canada goose factory outlet toronto location

canada goose jacket uk He makes it sound so simple but a good deal of planning and preparation has gone into this overnight success. Knowing that grass was not his best surface, Pella played three events on the green stuff on his way to Wimbledon, his best result coming in Stuttgart where he lost to Federer in the quarter finals. canada goose jacket uk

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canada goose victoria parka outlet The better Pella played, the more nervous goose outlet canada Cilic became. The Croat’s serve fell apart in the fourth set, the forehand disintegrated in the fifth set. And throughout it all, the journeyman turned giant killer (he hones his skills playing video games with God of War being a particular favourite) stayed cool and collected to close out his win canada goose victoria parka outlet.

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