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USO R2: [3] Djokovic def. Kendrick 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-4

Only 13 UEs from Novak. Shaky first set but pretty solid overall. Novak had 4 set points in the tiebreak, but then Kendrick came back and had 2 of his own. Novak obviously did what was needed to win the set. Still hasn't been broken.

Kendrick was playing too aggresively. He double faulted 7 times and most of those came from blasting the 2nd serve and hoping for the best.

No double faults from Novak.

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Re: USO R2: [3] Djokovic def. Kendrick 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-4

This tie-break reminds me tie-break from Murray-Llodra match. Kendrick like Llodra yesterday had set point on serve and served without any risk, simply normal serve and they paid for it...

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Re: USO R2: [3] Djokovic def. Kendrick 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-4

Not impressed at all. Too much trouble... Kendrick even had 2 set points in the first set. From the level the top guns showed so far none of them deserves to win this slam. Hope that they will improve in their next matches.
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Re: USO R2: [3] Djokovic def. Kendrick 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-4

Tbh, Roddick will be the biggest challenge; Djokovic hasn't been able to handle good servers at all this year.
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Re: USO R2: [3] Djokovic def. Kendrick 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-4

Congratulations to Novak and his fans for the win

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Re: USO R2: [3] Djokovic def. Kendrick 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-4

Not very happy with his game but hope for better

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Re: USO R2: [3] Djokovic def. Kendrick 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-4

His BH is a work of art

the final between him and Murray will be a match to remember
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he did what was needed to win.

kendrick was no joke opponent
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Re: USO R2: [3] Djokovic def. Kendrick 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-4

Again adequate from Nole but not much more although signs of improvements in the 3rd. Kendrick played an excellent first set so credit to him there.

Nole's ankle gave no visible trouble though so that's good.

On the basis of form so far Murray looks like a good bet for the whole thing.
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Re: USO R2: [3] Djokovic def. Kendrick 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-4

I am surprised that Kendrick maintained a high level of play even into the 3rd set. But Nole did enough to win the match.

Hopefully he improves as the competition goes on.
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Re: USO R2: [3] Djokovic def. Kendrick 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-4

He did enough but he's not exactly blazing through the draw so far and he still looks flat to me in terms of his court presence and demeanour - not terribly happy, there purposeful, slightly swaggering walk has been replaced a bit by a head-bowed trudge. I don't know what to make of it all, to be honest.

His ankle looks like it was okay though, that's good news.
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He did enough but he's not exactly blazing through the draw so far and he still looks flat to me in terms of his court presence and demeanour - not terribly happy, there purposeful, slightly swaggering walk has been replaced a bit by a head-bowed trudge. I don't know what to make of it all, to be honest.

His ankle looks like it was okay though, that's good news.

he's ok. he stayed focused and showed he has no intentions of dropping a set. thats a good sign.

he didnt like this match for two reasons; first kendrick is american, second he played pretty good throughout the whole match.

im sure he'd like it better if he got an easier draw, but clement and kendrick were not exactly the easiest 2 opponents. he did just well enough to win in straight sets, in not too much time on court.
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He did enough but he's not exactly blazing through the draw so far and he still looks flat to me in terms of his court presence and demeanour - not terribly happy, there purposeful, slightly swaggering walk has been replaced a bit by a head-bowed trudge. I don't know what to make of it all, to be honest.

His ankle looks like it was okay though, that's good news.
He's not a happy bunny. I think the pressure he applies on himself to be the best is detrimental to his game. He's being hunted and he dosent quite like it.

That being said he is still a lock on for the final...so all is not so bad.

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Re: USO R2: [3] Djokovic def. Kendrick 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-4

Well neither of them are exactly highly ranked right now. Clement can be tough but really, Kendrick is a pretty kind R2, lets not overstate things here. Clement is 77 and Kendrick 113 so it's not like he's getting top 40 players.

He's not dropped a set but this is still been a bit harder than I expected and he's not looking like he's enjoying being out there.

Hopefully he'll settle in and get a bit more fired up.
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