Novak "Nole" Djokovic def. Marcos "Baggy" Baghdatis 7-6 7-6 6-7 4-6 7-5 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Novak "Nole" Djokovic def. Marcos "Baggy" Baghdatis 7-6 7-6 6-7 4-6 7-5

dijus
07-06-2007, 03:11 PM
what a thriller, match time: 4h59mins
Baghdatis had 6-3 and 6sps in 2nd set TB , but still lost it 9-11
Nole was break up in 3rd set (*3-1), then Marcos was serving for the set at *5-4, Novak rebroke, but then Marcos won a tb
Nole was break up in 4th set as well but still lost it 4-6
Djokovic broke Marcos to love at 5-5 in final set and then served it out to 15.

Awesome match
:worship: for both

congrats, Nole :yeah:

Fergie
07-06-2007, 03:12 PM
Baggy :sobbing:

adee-gee
07-06-2007, 03:12 PM
Unbelievable effort from Nole :hatoff:

Thanks for the effort Baggy, it should help Rafa :yeah:

Mechlan
07-06-2007, 03:12 PM
He will get eaten alive tomorrow. Great fight today though by him.

trixtah
07-06-2007, 03:13 PM
Great great match. I can smell the excuses already. "Soderling-Gamesmanship. Misha-Injury. Berdych-Wind. Djokovic-Injury."

I was hoping Marcos would win but oh well.

CassL
07-06-2007, 03:13 PM
sigh, even though Nole won, he won't have ANYTHING tomorrow

MCL
07-06-2007, 03:14 PM
Nole should have closed it out in the third but great effort from both players. Marcos got a little tight at times and it could have gone the other way. It was a marathon match.

Nole fought hard and finally won it. :worship:

Saumon
07-06-2007, 03:14 PM
when was the last time 3/4 of the RG and Wimbledon semi finalists were the same?

doddel
07-06-2007, 03:14 PM
what a great fight, congrats to both players.

Nadal will have an easy day tomorrow :mad:

mangoes
07-06-2007, 03:14 PM
Congrats to Djokovic. It's a pity he won't get a day of rest. When it came down to the wire, he played with the confidence of a winner.

Nice fight Baggy, but did you have to help Nadal:mad:

vincayou
07-06-2007, 03:14 PM
He will get eaten alive tomorrow. Great fight today though by him.

Amazing match. Unfortunaly for Djokovic, the rain delay will come back to haunt him because I doubt he will be ready for it tomorrow.

Marcos must be disgusted, there was nothing between them.

TFan1156
07-06-2007, 03:14 PM
WOW Kid is very impressive. Seemed baggy was not be be denied but wasn`t in the cards with Novak across the net. We are looing at the future...

:clap2:

Jaap
07-06-2007, 03:14 PM
Lucky mug Djokeo.

Björki
07-06-2007, 03:14 PM
congrats Nole :yeah:

azinna
07-06-2007, 03:14 PM
Great fight from both, but especially the young Djokovic.

Question: is the boy wearing grass-court shoes? Because he's slipping much too often, and landing awkwardly each time.

Marek.
07-06-2007, 03:15 PM
Good fight by both players. Baggy was just not willing to be the aggressor in that last set. Nadal should have little to no trouble dispatching Novak tomorrow.

Voo de Mar
07-06-2007, 03:15 PM
Nole saved 6 set points in the 2nd set :D

Allegretto
07-06-2007, 03:15 PM
That volley into the net from Baghdatis at 0-30 on his serve... :tape:

Great match though. Huge effort from both players. I don't fancy Djokovic's chances against Nadal though... he looked spent.

tochilka
07-06-2007, 03:16 PM
Breathtaking game!! I am a new Nole fan!!he is fantastic!!

Ales_Alessandra
07-06-2007, 03:16 PM
Congrats for both players!!
Well done Nole! :woohoo:
Great match Marcos! :hug:

BlueSwan
07-06-2007, 03:17 PM
9 hours of tennis in two days. I'd say that he hasn't got a chance in hell against Nadal tomorrow, even if I would love him to beat him. I predict something like a 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 scoreline for Nadal.

star
07-06-2007, 03:17 PM
I am so happy for Djokovic. :yippee:

I really like this kid. Well, not so much when he has the urge to take off all his clothes - :p -

He's got a big heart and is a real fighter. I hope he can recover and be well in the next round. I think he leared something more about grass court play in this match. He's such a fighter. Good sportsmanship all around in that match, I thought. (I didn't see the last set though.)

mallorn
07-06-2007, 03:17 PM
Nole's incredible year continues. :worship: Great effort in the fifth, Baggy :hug: looked like the stronger player. Will be interesting to see if Nole manages to recover for tomorrow - the 11.00 o'clock start certainly doesn't do him any favours.

Mechlan
07-06-2007, 03:17 PM
Marcos just did not take advantage of Nole's injury at the start of the fifth. If he had got the break early there, it would have been an entirely different match. As it was, he let Djokovic dictate and paid the price. You can't let a player with Djokovic's mental strength hang around till the end of the fifth.

RonE
07-06-2007, 03:18 PM
Ooof good stuff McNoleo :hatoff:

But the buck stops here for him unfortunately.

Still, great to see him back up his RG semifinal appearance with another one at Wimbledon!

sykotique
07-06-2007, 03:18 PM
I smell bagels in the oven and Nadal has an apron on. Watch out, Nole.

zaboomafoo
07-06-2007, 03:19 PM
shame i couldnt watch this match, seems pure awesomeness, nole played more than 9hs between this match and yesterdays one, really impressive

Deivid23
07-06-2007, 03:20 PM
What a year by Nole :yeah:

Well fought and congrats, champ

Tennis-Chick
07-06-2007, 03:21 PM
Great match from both!
Nole :D but I'm sure you wont be able to keep up with Nadal tomorrow because of this
Baggy :hug:

baghdatis
07-06-2007, 03:22 PM
baggy should've won in four sets :(

he is a dickhead mutherfucker piece of fat shit that choke's all the time :(

When he fucked up in the second set I went spaz and made a dint in the wall at my house! and he also fucked up in the 1st set TB while leading *2-0!

He is the biggest choke ever! :(

Warrior
07-06-2007, 03:23 PM
Marcos you were so close :mad:

RonE
07-06-2007, 03:23 PM
I smell bagels in the oven and Nadal has an apron on. Watch out, Nole.

Vamos Spartan baker!!! :rocker2:

http://www.dargate.com/226_auction/226_pics/2876.jpg

laure xxx
07-06-2007, 03:25 PM
baggy should've won in four sets :(

he is a dickhead mutherfucker piece of fat shit that choke's all the time :(

When he fucked up in the second set I went spaz and made a dint in the wall at my house! and he also fucked up in the 1st set TB while leading *2-0!

He is the biggest choke ever! :(

:hug: At least he came back from 2 sets down.

Andi-M
07-06-2007, 03:25 PM
This match was fantastic!!!!!!

Ive gained respect for Marcos now I thought he was dodgy before...I still do mind...:p But less so!

Nole was amazing poor guy must be sooooo tired!!!
I love him!!!!!!!

El Legenda
07-06-2007, 03:25 PM
i cant believe people thought Murray was better than The Djok

The Pro
07-06-2007, 03:26 PM
What a match, it was strange though, when Nole let his lead slip in the third set, both he and the commentators felt that the momentum would swing towards Baghdatis. There was so little between them that a 2-0 set lead meant rather little, lol.

They're both young guys though and hopefully have a lot more grand slam punch-ups ahead of them. They're very likable and goofy in their own way, but both complete head cases at times too. Some of Marcos' shot choices were just :confused:

Nole could have a chance against Rafa if he can blast him out in 3, but if he doesn't then Rafa will likely make him run and just grind him out.

Also, isn't Greg Rusedski really irritating? I feel sorry for anyone who had to listen to his commentary. His accent is just some FOUL hybrid.:mad:

tripb19
07-06-2007, 03:26 PM
Why do Nole's tiebreak sets always take 70-80 minutes? Rafa cops heaps of shit for time spent between points, Nole must be at least as bad.

Sleepwalker64
07-06-2007, 03:26 PM
It was really a thriller, both guys played great.....
And I hope it will raing tomorro...the whole fuckng day...

Ajmo Nole!!!

Or Levy
07-06-2007, 03:27 PM
Nole. *kiss*.

In his interview right after leaving court, he was pretty much falling off his feet, he's going to be tight and sore tomorrow.

The Freak
07-06-2007, 03:28 PM
Phenomenal match. :worship:

Baghdatis72
07-06-2007, 03:29 PM
Novak played the important points better and that's what made all the difference today.

Congratulations to him :yeah:

:help: Baggy :help:

ezekiel
07-06-2007, 03:29 PM
Champions heart to go with champions game. Amazing match and Marcos was a great sport :worship:

star
07-06-2007, 03:30 PM
http://www.dargate.com/226_auction/226_pics/2876.jpg

Mirka cooks too?? What a woman.

She should give up the tobacco though. Not attractive.

baghdatis
07-06-2007, 03:30 PM
Why do Nole's tiebreak sets always take 70-80 minutes? Rafa cops heaps of shit for time spent between points, Nole must be at least as bad.

It's coz he bounces the ball 20 times before every serve:o

neenah
07-06-2007, 03:35 PM
Amazing match. Very exciting.

Great fight Nole and Baghdatis. :)

hyperp
07-06-2007, 03:38 PM
Incredible match... Nole showed heart of the champion AGAIN and he is definetly going to be no.1 in world soon. After he lost third set I thought thats it, he is too tired, plus his lower back strain, I mean no way he can take this one. But he showed incredible strenght (mental and physical), will for win and heart. Just incredible. He played 4 hour match yesterday and 5 hour match today... 9 hours on court in 2 days... crazy stuff. I hope he can rest and get some energy back and give Nadal a nice challenge, will be hard, but we will see...

btw, whats up with shoes and slipping all the time, I have never seen another player falling down that much in EVERY match so far. He should change shoes or something, its incredible.

ReturnWinner
07-06-2007, 03:39 PM
Congrats Marcos for an easy win against a very injured poor Nole by 63 62 61
oh wait Fakevic won 76 76 67 46 75 wow incredible "how fast " he recovered from yesterday :rolleyes:

at least today he had a good excuse to fake again, and he will tomorrow too

Mechlan
07-06-2007, 03:43 PM
btw, whats up with shoes and slipping all the time, I have never seen another player falling down that much in EVERY match so far. He should change shoes or something, its incredible.

He should stop sliding on the grass first of all.

Grofica
07-06-2007, 03:48 PM
Novak :hug:

Metis
07-06-2007, 04:03 PM
What a match! And what a stupid shot by Marcos at 4-4 0*-30 in the 5th :smash: I almost pulled my hair off my head :lol:. Anyway, we'll see what happens tomorrow. Djokovic will need a superhuman performance and a lot of luck to get to the final...


It was really a thriller, both guys played great.....
And I hope it will raing tomorro...the whole fuckng day...

Ajmo Nole!!!

Saturday:
Mostly dry with sunny spells although breezy with a few light showers developing during the morning. Maximum temperature 21 deg C (70 deg F).

:ras:

Modetopia
07-06-2007, 04:04 PM
You never know.:devil:

*Ljubica*
07-06-2007, 04:05 PM
Awesome match :worship: One of the best I've ever seen at WImbledon - kudos to both guys!

As for the people whining about the injury time-outs :rolleyes: They BOTH took injury tme-outs. They also both played in great sportng spirit - they embraced at the end, and walked off court together. At no time was there any mistrust between those two young guys - they are both a credit to their countries and to our sport - so why don't the whiners stop whining.

:bigclap: Nole and Marcos!

Spes
07-06-2007, 04:11 PM
NO.LAY.I.LOVE.YOU.

what a match. jeez. nole is amazing. so mentally tough. and physically. just whoa.

another grand slam semifinal! :banana:

AJDE!

A_Skywalker
07-06-2007, 04:16 PM
Baghatis :sad:

sawan66278
07-06-2007, 04:17 PM
Novak deserves congratulations on one of two fronts: for winning the match. On the other hand, he failed to convince the viewing audience that he was indeed "injured". A man with a bad back does NOT jump up for a clutch difficult smash...or slide and do splits in retrieving balls all over the court. As a thespian from the Serena Williams School of Acting, Novak again went with the "okay, I blew a two set lead with breaks in the third and fourth set so I better take an injury timeout to stop momentum" routine.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Listen, as I've said before...Novak is a drama king...who uses WTA tour tactics to win. He even has a support box and parents who act like WTA tour family members...jumping up and down obnoxiously like NO ONE else's support on the ATP tour.

I hope Rafa crushes him. But, I know it will be tough match. Why? Because Novak fakes injuries and fatigue. He comes up with built-in excuses for losses.

Marcos...you :rolleyes: fought well, but choked (as usual). That drop shot attempt with the open court at 5-5 0-30?:tape: :tape: :help: :retard: Who knows what this will do his confidence...most likely, Bags will sadly fall of the map again...just like after his match with Agassi last year.

Matrix
07-06-2007, 04:23 PM
Novak deserves congratulations on one of two fronts: for winning the match. On the other hand, he failed to convince the viewing audience that he was indeed "injured". A man with a bad back does NOT jump up for a clutch difficult smash...or slide and do splits in retrieving balls all over the court. As a thespian from the Serena Williams School of Acting, Novak again went with the "okay, I blew a two set lead with breaks in the third and fourth set so I better take an injury timeout to stop momentum" routine.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Listen, as I've said before...Novak is a drama king...who uses WTA tour tactics to win. He even has a support box and parents who act like WTA tour family members...jumping up and down obnoxiously like NO ONE else's support on the ATP tour.

I hope Rafa crushes him. But, I know it will be tough match. Why? Because Novak fakes injuries and fatigue. He comes up with built-in excuses for losses.

Marcos...you :rolleyes: fought well, but choked (as usual). That drop shot attempt with the open court at 5-5 0-30?:tape: :tape: :help: :retard: Who knows what this will do his confidence...most likely, Bags will sadly fall of the map again...just like after his match with Agassi last year.

So much words wasted.
Wouldn't it be easier just to write: "I hate that unbreakable Nole"?
Sissy:wavey:

Adler
07-06-2007, 04:24 PM
when was the last time 3/4 of the RG and Wimbledon semi finalists were the same?
1984

FO : McEnroe, Connors, Lendl, Wilander
W : McEnroe, Connors, Lendl, Cash

Saumon
07-06-2007, 04:38 PM
1984

FO : McEnroe, Connors, Lendl, Wilander
W : McEnroe, Connors, Lendl, Cash

thanks
I wasn't even born :o

Scotso
07-06-2007, 04:49 PM
Nole :rocker2:

griffin_230
07-06-2007, 05:21 PM
"In the longest singles match of this year's Championships, Serbia's Novak Djokovic defeated Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (11-9), 6-7 (7-3), 4-6, 7-5 in exactly five hours on No. 1 Court to reach his second successive grand slam semi-final.

Djokovic, beaten by Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals at the French Open last month, will again face Nadal tomorrow but he will be a tired 20-year-old, having had extensive treatment on his back at the end of the fourth set of this marathon.

The fourth-seeded Djokovic and the 10th-seeded Baghdatis, who reached the last four here in 2006, were evenly matched in both temperament and ability. At the end they embraced good-naturedly but the player with a smile on his face will be Nadal, a quick winner today and bound to be fresher for tomorrow.

What reinforces Nadal's confidence is that the previous longest singles match at the 2007 Championships also involved Djokovic, a four hours and 12 minutes four-set fourth round contest against Lleyton Hewitt.

Yet it had seemed that, like Nadal, Djokovic was in for a straightforward, if extended, afternoon. Although Baghdatis saved a couple of set points at 4-5 in the opening set he was outplayed in the subsequent tiebreak and the Serb was a set in front with an hour played.

In a second set free of service breaks Djokovic missed four break points in all, testimony to the battling abilities of Baghdatis, and became so frustrated that he hurled his racket to the ground, incurring a code of conduct violation from umpire Alison Lang.

It was the Cypriot who should have been hurling things around, since he went on to squander five set points in the subsequent tiebreak before Djokovic took it by 11 points to nine. Two sets up, two hours and 15 minutes played.

Baghdatis had extensive treatment on the shoulder of his serving arm before the start of the third set but when he immediately fell 3-0 behind it seemed Djokovic was heading for a straight sets win. However, Baghdatis did not think so, counter-attacking so spiritedly that he broke Djokovic twice, led 5-3, and missed two more set points, making it seven in all.

When it came to the third tiebreak of the match it was the 22-year-old from Limassol who took charge, though he missed two more set points before clinching it on his 10th one of the match.

In the fourth set Djokovic again seemed to be pushing towards victory when he broke to lead 4-3, only for the exuberant Baghdatis, urged on by a raucous crowd of supporters in blue football shirts, to sweep the next four games. The match was level after four hours and eight minutes. While Baghdatis took a toilet break, having run out of treatment time, Djokovic received massage on his back.

Although Djokovic was clearly tiring faster than Baghdatis following the exertions of the Hewitt match, he hung on and achieved the crucial breakthrough in the 11th game of the final set, breaking to love. He munched on a banana before striding out to serve for his place in the semi-finals, winning as the clock ticked up to five hours when Baghdatis pushed a backhand service return into the net.

After the match, Baghdatis said he was pleased with his performance in fighting back. "I had a good fight," he said. "I was proud of myself because I gave everything. That's a good thing. But a loss is a loss. I accept losing. You have to continue. I lost today and am a bit disappointed. But I am happy for Novak that he can go through and maybe win it here."

He praised his opponent, saying: "I think he is playing great tennis. He serves pretty big. He's confident.""

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/match_reports/2007-07-06/200707061183737624906.html

GlennMirnyi
07-06-2007, 05:30 PM
This clown Baghdatis loves to ruin tournaments. First last years' SF now this joke tiring Djokovic.

Grunge
07-06-2007, 05:31 PM
Novak deserves congratulations on one of two fronts: for winning the match. On the other hand, he failed to convince the viewing audience that he was indeed "injured". A man with a bad back does NOT jump up for a clutch difficult smash...or slide and do splits in retrieving balls all over the court. As a thespian from the Serena Williams School of Acting, Novak again went with the "okay, I blew a two set lead with breaks in the third and fourth set so I better take an injury timeout to stop momentum" routine.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Listen, as I've said before...Novak is a drama king...who uses WTA tour tactics to win. He even has a support box and parents who act like WTA tour family members...jumping up and down obnoxiously like NO ONE else's support on the ATP tour.

I hope Rafa crushes him. But, I know it will be tough match. Why? Because Novak fakes injuries and fatigue. He comes up with built-in excuses for losses.

Marcos...you :rolleyes: fought well, but choked (as usual). That drop shot attempt with the open court at 5-5 0-30?:tape: :tape: :help: :retard: Who knows what this will do his confidence...most likely, Bags will sadly fall of the map again...just like after his match with Agassi last year.


Cry baby, cry!
There is nothing better than seeing you and one another guy (whose name I will not mention, but he will recognize himself) crying after every Nole's victory :devil:

Baghdatis72
07-06-2007, 07:20 PM
This clown Baghdatis loves to ruin tournaments. First last years' SF now this joke tiring Djokovic.

Do you ever do anything different apart from cursing and flaming every player you don't support?

dijus
07-06-2007, 07:20 PM
Do you ever do anything different apart from cursing and flaming every player you don't support?

I doubt

embellish
07-06-2007, 07:22 PM
Fantastic match, I'm glad Djokovic won in the end but it was an incredible fight by Baghdatis. Some beautiful tennis played today.

Champion number 1
07-06-2007, 07:31 PM
A terrific match from Novak Djokovic and Marcod Baghdatis. A shame the winner has nothing left in the tank. I think Nadal will easily win now, but otherwsie Novak would have given him a great match.

scoobs
07-06-2007, 07:37 PM
Nole - magnificant. Again. I can't get tired of praising him - amazing fighter, amazing tennis player. I thought he was down and out. He got it done in an absolute epic. I salute him.

He may want to start getting better value out of his Attack Volley Consultant, though - try to shorten these points a bit? Winning back to back 4 + hour matches will win you respect and admiration but it won't win you slams.

A minor gripe only, though - he deserves the praise for his wonderful efforts at this event and he's demonstrated his improved fitness beyond a shadow of a doubt.

W!MBLEDON
07-06-2007, 07:39 PM
Whew! What a match! Both players have incredible fighting spirits but unfortunately, it was Novak who stepped off the court the winner. C'MON NOLE! DO WHAT BERDMAN COULDN'T — DESTROY PIGLET!

http://www.winnie-the-pooh.kwakkers.com/img/piglet-6.jpg

StZox
07-06-2007, 07:53 PM
Great fight from both
Nole, once again you proved you are a great player.
If you manage to rest a bit, I give you a great chance against Nadal

Leen.
07-06-2007, 07:54 PM
i love nole´s attitute so much. i love how he hugs his opponents, no matter if he lost or won. i loved the way he waited for baggy to leave the court together.
awesome manner.
thank you for making tennis so amicable!!!

Lee
07-06-2007, 07:56 PM
i love nole´s attitute so much. i love how he hugs his opponents, no matter if he lost or won. i loved the way he waited for baggy to leave the court together.
awesome manner.
thank you for making tennis so amicable!!!

It was Baggy waited for Nole to leave the court together. But I agree with the rest of your post.

Leen.
07-06-2007, 08:03 PM
argh sorry i messed up the names.
but their behavior was so great!! they show so much respect to each other!

sawan66278
07-06-2007, 08:09 PM
I accept losing.

Bags, as Yoda would say, "That is why you fail".

And its funny, the Serbian fans always defend Novak. Please, enough with the WTA tour injury timeouts. I have to say, shocking though it is, that I am agreeing more and more with Max...Bags has blown it again by letting this thespian into the semis of Wimbledon.

Grunge
07-06-2007, 08:29 PM
blah blah blah cry cry cry blah blah blah cry cry cry

Awwww, you poor creature, I didnt mean to hurt your feelings, you suffered enough by watching Nole winning again :devil:

Sunset of Age
07-06-2007, 08:58 PM
Sounds like an excellent match and one of these matches you don't want to see someone lose. Congrats to Nole for coming through, but also to Marcos for a good tournament :yeah:

This match was a genuine classic, bad luck you didn't get to see it.
Both of the players deserve all respect for their excellent 2007 Wimbly run - Nole coming through after a tight battle, and Baggy proving his 2006 semifinal wasn't the fluke achievement some made it be - and above all, for showing their CLASSINESS during and after play. :worship:

spriwi
07-06-2007, 09:34 PM
Nole's incredible year continues. :worship: Great effort in the fifth, Baggy :hug: looked like the stronger player. Will be interesting to see if Nole manages to recover for tomorrow - the 11.00 o'clock start certainly doesn't do him any favours.

it's 12.00 o'clock
but i dont think this may be of great importance for him :cool:

Argenbrit
07-06-2007, 10:18 PM
Nole. :yeah:

ivankg
07-06-2007, 10:21 PM
For all of you calling Djokovic the Fakevic, you really should learn something about each player before you nickname them. Since I`m from Serbia and in position to listen to Serbian commentators that are in tennis for years and know Nole since he was a boy, you sholud know that his back is the weakest part of his body for years. It`s becose in some period of his youth he growe up too fast and his back just couldn`t follow that. Playing 9 hours in two days its normal that your weakest part starts bother you.
On the other hand he didnt work to much on body stamina and strenght in previous years becose trainers didn`t wont him to lose elasticity and speed. It`s just in last 9 months that he started to work on body strenth becose its something he obviosly is in need to become No 1.
Congrats to his claver play in fifth set. Our comentator sawing Nole is too tired said that he will just tru to survive until 4-4 or 5-5, collect his energy and than try to break Baghdatis just once. He was wondering all the time why Baggy didnt try to break Nole earlier in the set when he was totaly tired. He sad that if it comes to 5-5 that Nole will have great chances to bit him and thats what happend.

First think, than speak.

SerbianSmash
07-06-2007, 10:27 PM
A classic match, one of the best I've seen recently. So hapy Nole got through, but Baggy is also a great athlete and a gentleman. Wish him all the best in future.

scoobs
07-06-2007, 11:52 PM
Both Djokovic and Baghdatis are class acts. Marcos was very disappointed he lost but he showed great respect in defeat to his opponent and demonstrated true sportsmanship - as did Djokovic in victory. Sometimes I enjoy the handshake moments most of all in a tennis match because it gives the players a moment to show their class - these two are great players and ambassadors for sporting values.

musefanatic
07-06-2007, 11:54 PM
Real gutsy win from Nole :) :) Ah it was wonderful, what bits i saw of it and i totally agree with you sccobsuk :) I loved both the sportmanship of both men, just a wonderful sight to see Marcus coming over to Nole's side of the net :)

Fingers crossed Nole is fit enough to challenge Nadal, it could be an amazing match :)

ReturnWinner
07-07-2007, 01:18 AM
:bs: you can fool some beginner but not me with that shit

For all of you calling Djokovic the Fakevic, you really should learn something about each player before you nickname them. Since I`m from Serbia and in position to listen to Serbian commentators that are in tennis for years and know Nole since he was a boy, you sholud know that his back is the weakest part of his body for years. It`s becose in some period of his youth he growe up too fast and his back just couldn`t follow that. Playing 9 hours in two days its normal that your weakest part starts bother you.
On the other hand he didnt work to much on body stamina and strenght in previous years becose trainers didn`t wont him to lose elasticity and speed. It`s just in last 9 months that he started to work on body strenth becose its something he obviosly is in need to become No 1.
Congrats to his claver play in fifth set. Our comentator sawing Nole is too tired said that he will just tru to survive until 4-4 or 5-5, collect his energy and than try to break Baghdatis just once. He was wondering all the time why Baggy didnt try to break Nole earlier in the set when he was totaly tired. He sad that if it comes to 5-5 that Nole will have great chances to bit him and thats what happend.

First think, than speak.

ReturnWinner
07-07-2007, 01:21 AM
so that is enough to label a player as a class act?????? what a low requirements
and please tell me you are kidding by calling fakevic an ambassador for sporting values :retard:
Both Djokovic and Baghdatis are class acts. Marcos was very disappointed he lost but he showed great respect in defeat to his opponent and demonstrated true sportsmanship - as did Djokovic in victory. Sometimes I enjoy the handshake moments most of all in a tennis match because it gives the players a moment to show their class - these two are great players and ambassadors for sporting values.

Merton
07-07-2007, 01:27 AM
A great match, I was cheering for Marcos but full credit to Nole for toughing it out in the 5th. The crucial thing was that Marcos failed to become more aggressive early in the 5th, that turned the match to a coinflip and Nole was the first to break serve. An excellent result for Marcos reaching the quarters here without being at his best and I hope he takes the positives away and comes with a good hard court season. Nole has his 2nd consecutive slam appearence, a great achievement for him.

gillian
07-07-2007, 02:39 AM
Real sorry I didn't get to see this one.

TroilusCriseyde
07-07-2007, 02:40 AM
This was the match of the year!
I hope the young Novak can win the title now.

Kolya
07-07-2007, 03:25 AM
Good win from Nole especially after stuffing up the 4th set with a break.

Farenhajt
07-07-2007, 03:55 AM
ITF/ATP rules are NOT there to be avoided, but to be used as a player sees fit. Every player is given a right to use medical time-outs during a match, though not more than once for the same injury. If ITF/ATP is OK with that, there's no reason any "fan" should bash any player for exercising that right to his/her own benefit.

Novak Djokovic uses all the tools at his disposal to try and win his matches, and so far he's doing it brilliantly. I can only salute him and feel very proud. There's not a SPECK of doubt over ANY of his wins so far, and he's too much of a sportsman to let even a tiniest shadow cast over his accomplishments. C'mon, people, he was doing umpire's and linespersons' job at Roland Garros and giving break points and/or aces against himself to his opponents - and you still doubt his sportsmanship? You're just plain stupid and/or hateful.

sawan66278
07-07-2007, 06:23 AM
C'mon, people, he was doing umpire's and linespersons' job at Roland Garros and giving break points and/or aces against himself to his opponents - and you still doubt his sportsmanship?

Which is why it Novak's constant injury timeouts to make up for a lack of fitness (admitted by one poster) or to break momentum in a match are so troubling. His match against Monfils a few years ago at the U.S. Open was first example of this...and it has continued. And these actions continue to tarnish whatever "good" he does. Novak...if you cannot compete physically: quit. An injury is not the same as fitness. So, he is actually breaking the rules, by faking injuries to overcome fitness issues and to break psychological momentum.

If Mary Pierce is single, he should see of she wants to go out.:rolleyes:

Grunge
07-07-2007, 07:59 AM
Which is why it Novak's constant injury timeouts to make up for a lack of fitness (admitted by one poster) or to break momentum in a match are so troubling. His match against Monfils a few years ago at the U.S. Open was first example of this...and it has continued. And these actions continue to tarnish whatever "good" he does. Novak...if you cannot compete physically: quit. An injury is not the same as fitness. So, he is actually breaking the rules, by faking injuries to overcome fitness issues and to break psychological momentum.

If Mary Pierce is single, he should see of she wants to go out.:rolleyes:

You are still alive? I thought you used that bullet you are saving for black days :devil: Since you cannot stand Nole's wins why you just dont quit your life? :devil:

Action Jackson
07-07-2007, 08:07 AM
Great match and it was one of the few that I have watched in full and enjoyed doing so. I thought Baghdatis was going to get the job done in the 5th set, but the attempted dropshot at 0-30, well he had his chances and wasn't able to close the deal.

As for Djokovic, got to give credit to him for finding a way to win these tough matches, I so want to be proven wrong that he will beat Nadal, but playing 4,5 hours one day and 5 hours the next and not having a break unless it rains, he will be climbing stairs quite early in the match. He knows what it takes to win matches.

The timeouts, yes I know initially he had a breathing problem, but that is sorted now, but he is getting Coria like now with all the timeouts and this is the main reason Federer got pissed off with him initially. The rules for timeouts need to change and need to be done as soon as possible, but as it stands at the moment, it's within the rules what he is doing, it doesn't mean people have to appreciate it.

Rumour
07-07-2007, 09:10 AM
Both players put in an incredible amount of physical, mental and emotional effort yesterday with no hint of dodgy tactics or ill will at any stage. Never really thought much of Djokovic either way before Wimbledon but the last two matches in particular have made me a fan, while Baghdatis has further cemented his status as a personal fave.

ReturnWinner, sawan66278 & Co. are pissing in the wind here :ignore:

Voo de Mar
07-07-2007, 11:30 PM
I've just discovered that Nole (against Baghdatis) won a set for the third time in his short career after saving 6 set points (earlier against Puerta & Gasquet) :D