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Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

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The only reason Novak struggled so much it's because of the wrist and Raonic ball bashing every ball.

At least he did the job, Raonic in a clay final would have been one of the most embarrassing moments in tennis history.
Hmm, the wrist wasn't bothering him from what I saw. How can you say that? Not the first time Nole has struggled against big servers! He lost to Isner twice in the past 2 years

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Re: Rome SF: Djokovic def. Raonic 6-7(5) 7-6(4) 6-3

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For all his returning prowess, Nole does seem to struggle more against the bigger servers. Guys like Fed and even Murray seem better able to put them in the akward mid-court on return.

That said, huge performance from Raonic....his groudie reliability and movement are really coming on....he can moosh the ball. Things heating up on tour!
Novak returns way too aggressively against them, imo. Murray and Federer focus on getting it back and starting the point and letting their superior rally skills take over.
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Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

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Hmm, the wrist wasn't bothering him from what I saw. How can you say that? Not the first time Nole has struggled against big servers! He lost to Isner twice in the past 2 years
He was shaking his wrist during the match, I saw him doing that a few times.

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Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

Respect to Raonic who played the match of his life. Nole i don't know how you got through that one but you did rest up and play better in the finals

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Re: Rome SF: Djokovic def. Raonic 6-7(5) 7-6(4) 6-3

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Dedicated to the clowns on MTF who calls Raonic a serve bot. Clearly much more than that.
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Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

Nole wasnt that bad actually, its just Raonic was goating for 2 sets, by goating i mean servebotting and ballbashing... Djokovic strong favorite in the final

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Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

Djokovic fiddled with his forearm ever so slightly in that third set but he should be ok.

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Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

Novak's only strategy for today was standing 3m behind the baseline counting on Milos' poor movement.
Bet he won't repeat that mistake again.

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Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

Milos was the better player for most of the match, he had his chances, he didn't take them, he paid the price.

You play, you fight but in the end, Novak always wins.

Lots of respect for Novak and I hope he wins the title now.
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Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

Montenegrin played his hearth out really.
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Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

djokovic's aggressive return..the way he over compensates against big servers is why think ferrer has the better return. When its on there's really nothing the big servers can do against ferrer
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Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

Watched the first two sets only, great match. Raonic was very impressive.
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Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

Amazing. Did not see a single one of the usual users calling a choke yet. Oh wait this is not a Nadal won match! Nevermind.

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