AO R4: Djokovic def. Baghdatis 6-1 7-6 (1) 6-7 (5) 6-2 - MensTennisForums.com
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AO R4: Djokovic def. Baghdatis 6-1 7-6 (1) 6-7 (5) 6-2

Baghdatis was horrible in the first set. He upped his game a little in the second while Nole's level fell. Nole fought from a break down in the second to dominate the tie-break.

The third set was pretty much even. Nole saved 2 set points in the tiebreak on Baggy's serve but then surrendered the set with a FH UE on his own serve. Nole's dropshots in the 3rd set tiebreak . Nole got the early break in the fourth and never looked back, though he did have to save two break points at 3*-2.

Boring match all in all, both players played badly and just pushed the ball and waited for the UE most of the time. Baghdatis' forehand especially was unpredictable, with great winners followed by sloppy UEs.

Djokovic was pretty unconvincing, he needs to raise his level. Nice run for Baggy.

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Baggy had 0-30 in all of Djoko's games in the 4th set, guy had chances.

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Re: AO R4: Djokovic def. Baghdatis 6-1 7-6 (1) 6-7 (5) 6-2

Very incosistent from both. Awesome winners followed by stupid errors all match long.

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Re: AO R4: Djokovic def. Baghdatis 6-1 7-6 (1) 6-7 (5) 6-2

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Re: AO R4: Djokovic def. Baghdatis 6-1 7-6 (1) 6-7 (5) 6-2

Well done Nole!

This match seemed more about Baggy than the #3. Nole didn't really do anything to win that 1st set, and Baggy handed him the break back in he 2nd.

That 3rd set TB was probably the worst TB I have ever seen.

So many chances for Baggy in the 4th

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Re: AO R4: Djokovic def. Baghdatis 6-1 7-6 (1) 6-7 (5) 6-2

Great effort from Marcos. Poor Djokovic. Hope the late match doesn't affect him too much.
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Re: AO R4: Djokovic def. Baghdatis 6-1 7-6 (1) 6-7 (5) 6-2

Unconvincing, but the defending champion is still standing and can usually recover quickly from gruelling ordeals. He'll need to.
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Re: AO R4: Djokovic def. Baghdatis 6-1 7-6 (1) 6-7 (5) 6-2

Good one. Great fighting spirit from both of them and there were plenty of amazing points and rallies. There was no strength calculating from any of them, going for every ball no matter of the score. Quite a gutsy play.
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i like djoker's come on toward the end. so emotional.
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Re: AO R4: Djokovic def. Baghdatis 6-1 7-6 (1) 6-7 (5) 6-2

Baggy had so many chances in the 4th, but failed to take advantage. Gripping match, but the quality wasn't the highest for the most part.

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Re: AO R4: Djokovic def. Baghdatis 6-1 7-6 (1) 6-7 (5) 6-2

Um l mac are you ok? Do you hate Baghdatis or something?

Anyways, great tourney from Baggy always has great success here. But I really dont know why this match was so close? I mean Baggy's 1 set % was low, and he made several Un errors. He didnt really put a lot of clearance on his shots either. But he fought well and gave everyone a great match and gave him some great confidence for the 09 season. GO MARCOS!

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Patchy match, but there were some brilliant rallies in there somewhere.
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3 more to go champ!
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Re: AO R4: Djokovic def. Baghdatis 6-1 7-6 (1) 6-7 (5) 6-2

Good job by Novak, but he has to stop using those drop shots out of desperation to shorten the rallies: he usually makes mistakes or loses a point as a result.

This should have been a straight sets victory but I'm glad Novak won.
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Re: AO R4: Djokovic def. Baghdatis 6-1 7-6 (1) 6-7 (5) 6-2

I hope Roddick gets pounded. He always gets the easiest draw you can find. I hope his luck runs out now. But I hope Nole can get enough rest

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