I watched the end of the second set, the game where Youzhny served for it. He made a very lousy error and a DF to hand the break back to Djokovic. Nole did well from there on in to weather the storm but in the TB Misha wasn't willing to fade. Epic, epic 28 shot rally made the difference. Loved that point.
Congrats to Colonel! I'm hoping for a cracker tomorrow.
"If only I had an enemy bigger than my apathy, I could have won."
Very nice match
Youzhny when he is on is a superb shotmaker and his game is beautiful to watch. Now go for the title Misha!!!
Tennis Tipping - Singles:4 Doubles: 50
2008 Highlights: Singles: SF East London CH, R16 Wimbledon, F Orleans CH Doubles: F Alphen aan den Rijn(w/guille&tati4life) CH, F Orleans(w/Ria)CH, W Bankok(w/Korvpipa)
2009 Highlights: Singles: SF Indian Wells; QF Rome; QF Madrid; F Kitzbuhel; SF Gstaad; QF US Open; F Metz; W Viena; F London; Doubles: QF Indian Wells(w/Hellcat); SF Barcelona(w/Hellcat); W Rome(w/Hellcat); QF Roland Garros(w/Hellcat); SF Queens(w/Hellcat); QF US Open(w/Hellcat); W Tokyo(w/Foosimoo); W Stokholm(w/Foosimoo);
Youzhny played great! Got a little tight at *5-3 in the second but came back really nicely. It's good to see him doing so well again.
On the other hand, Novak was definitely subpar and certainly should've won the second at 5-2 in the breaker.
Best Matches of All Time Agassi def. Blake, U.S. Open 2005 | Agassi def. Baghdatis, U.S. Open 2006
Federer def. Sampras, Wimbledon 2001 | Davydenko def. Haas, U.S. Open 2006
Schalken def. Gonzalez, U.S. Open 2002 | Agassi def. Roddick, Cincinnati 2004
Kohlschreiber def. Roddick, Australian Open 2008 | Federer def. Nadal, Wimbledon 2007
Melzer def. Djokovic, Roland Garros 2010 | Sargsian def. Mathieu, U.S. Open 2004
Nalbandian def. Safin, Madrid 2006 | Soderling def. Nadal, Roland Garros 2009
Federer def. Tipsarevic, Australian Open 2008 | Gaudio def. Coria, Roland Garros 2004
Djokovic def. Stepanek, U.S. Open 2007 | Murray def. Gasquet, Wimbledon 2008
+ any five set win for Todd Martin
Djokovic will drop out of top 4 this year. Delpotro and Murray are much better than him at the moment.
Djokovic with experimenting with new shots and tactics. If he had taken this match seriously he could have won it, but spent to much time with approach shots and going to the net where he looked uncomfortable.
The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):
Federer 19 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 26 Master Series.
Nadal 15 GS, 30 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
Djokovic 12 GS, 5 Year End Masters, 30 Master Series.