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USO 08 R3: [3] Novak Djokovic takes down [30] Marin Cilic 6-7(7) 7-5 6-4 7-6(0)

1st set: Brilliant. Djokovic served near 90% and was never broken. Cilic never gave Djokovic a look and he, too, remained unbroken. But all good things must come to an end...

2nd set: Awful See-saw match. Breaking each other, momentum shifts back and forth, too many double faults, unable to serve for the set, etc.

3rd set: A more stable Djokovic.

4th set: Djokovic had TWO match points and blew both opportunites. Great hustle from Cilic forced a tiebreak. SIX MATCH POINTS were on his serve
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USO 08 R4: [3] Novak Djokovic takes down [30] Marin Cilic 6-7(7) 7-5 6-4 7-6(0)

Impressive stuff from Cilic, too bad he got broken too many times.
Djokovic wasn't impressive here and he needs to raise his game if he will stand a chance against Federer or even Roddick.
Djokovic clipped 34 winners to 47 UE's is not good
Cilic blasted 19 aces but he also commited 12 double faults.


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Re: USO R3: [3] Djokovic def. [30] Cilic 6-7(7), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(0) in see-saw match

one hell of a match

clutch cilic in the first.

match was open until 3-0 in the last tb
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Horribly boring match, awful stuff at times.
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Nole's first serve wasn't really that impressive tonight. At least from what I saw.
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Re: USO 08 R4: [3] Novak Djokovic takes down [30] Marin Cilic 6-7(7) 7-5 6-4 7-6(0)

Wow. I hope Nole can beat the three other mugs enroute to final. He made it tough on himself man!

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Re: USO R3: [3] Djokovic def. [30] Cilic 6-7(7), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(0) in see-saw match

This match turned real ugly at one point.

Novak Fought it out. Now go back, and find a strategy to play Tommy.

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Re: USO 08 R4: [3] Novak Djokovic takes down [30] Marin Cilic 6-7(7) 7-5 6-4 7-6(0)

That's what HC is all about

Well done Nole even though he could have played better and well done Marin

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Re: USO 08 R4: [3] Novak Djokovic takes down [30] Marin Cilic 6-7(7) 7-5 6-4 7-6(0)

It doesn't matter how it gets done, as long as you win.

There are no extra points for aesthetics.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Boring match, well start Cilic, congrats Djoko. That's about all.

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Re: USO 08 R4: [3] Novak Djokovic takes down [30] Marin Cilic 6-7(7) 7-5 6-4 7-6(0)

I can NOT believe I stayed up until 6am to watch this.

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Boring match, well start Cilic, congrats Djoko. That's about all.
Tell me about it. I think this match will go head to head with Murray-Wawa match for the most boring match of this year. Wow! I wonder how Nadal would've handled Cilic. I certainly can't see Cilic frustrating Nadal like he did Nole.

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Re: USO 08 R4: [3] Novak Djokovic takes down [30] Marin Cilic 6-7(7) 7-5 6-4 7-6(0)

Nole Thanks to you I now have to go straight to work having had no sleep

Credit to Marin - he fought hard

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Re: USO 08 R4: [3] Novak Djokovic takes down [30] Marin Cilic 6-7(7) 7-5 6-4 7-6(0)

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That's what HC is all about
Couldn't agree more.

Dreadful unforced errors and mindless ball bashing.

EIther player could have won this in straights.

Shame there couldn't be two losers.
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Re: USO 08 R4: [3] Novak Djokovic takes down [30] Marin Cilic 6-7(7) 7-5 6-4 7-6(0)

What a boring game. What a bad game for Novak. At the times he just pushed the ball back, and other times he was playing with no idea. No net game, no imagination in Nole's game tonight. Very shitty game. Marin played well.

Playing like this Nole will not, and does not deserve to win US Open.

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