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AO R1: N.Djokovic def PHM 6-2 6-4 7-5

Some nice points by both players but nothing spectacular. Solid performance by Djokovic overall.

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Yes, solid. Won't know his form till 2nd week. Still, laying a good foundation for the fortnight.
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SOlid stuff,PHMRotten draw for him.

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NID result. Respectable showing from PHM.

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Good practise for the Djoker

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Great opening match. Quality ballstriking from both guys. An expected test for Nole, but it's a shame they had to meet so early.

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pretty boring, PHM looked like he didn't care, thinking his career his close to done for, and Djokovic looked casual too. doesn't really say much of anything either way this match, hopefully more excitement in R2 for the Djoker

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Great opening match. Quality ballstriking from both guys. An expected test for Nole, but it's a shame they had to meet so early.
quality ballstriking? you did watch the match right? PHM was not hitting the ball particularly well and the intensity for the most part was pretty low. pretty much the definition of a boring match

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quality ballstriking? you did watch the match right? PHM was not hitting the ball particularly well and the intensity for the most part was pretty low. pretty much the definition of a boring match
not sure he didn't try to get back into the match, but pretty effortless must admit

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Re: AO R1: N.Djokovic def PHM 6-2 6-4 7-5

as boring at it comes.

some good shots by paulo but faker's retrieving abilities are too solid and thus many times paulo thought he was close to winning the point only to see a good defensive shot coming at him.

overall, it was pretty expected. faker's pushing-retrieving style is too strong on these slow high bouncing courts.

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2nd gear, had to shift in the 3rd briefly at the end in order to get the final break. pretty clean.

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as boring at it comes.

some good shots by paulo but faker's retrieving abilities are too solid and thus many times paulo thought he was close to winning the point only to see a good defensive shot coming at him.

overall, it was pretty expected. faker's pushing-retrieving style is too strong on these slow high bouncing courts.
these slowed down courts made novak what he is. it rewards this style of tennis. quit bitching about his playing style and respect the number one player in the world. its like nature adapt or die, and nole has done that.
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Routine for the #1, who´s next?

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not sure he didn't try to get back into the match, but pretty effortless must admit
I think PHM for bits in the third set seemed to care slightly but in the first 2 it's like he'd already seen a crystal ball and knew he couldn't win

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Re: AO R1: N.Djokovic def PHM 6-2 6-4 7-5

Routine job for Djoko King.
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