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(3)Djokovic def. (19)Hewitt 7-5 6-3 6-3 to reach AO QF

stzenit
01-21-2008, 10:13 AM
Hewitt was up a break in set 1 and set 2 but Djokovic was the better player he wasn't at his best today in my opinion. Well Done Nole!!

dijus
01-21-2008, 10:13 AM
never in doubt :p

HeretiC
01-21-2008, 10:13 AM
As expected. Lleyton fought well in first 2 sets and in the end of the last set (saved 2 MP's on Nole's serve), even being a break up in first two sets, but just couldn't hold it. Djoker was too hot for him. The QF with Pics will be a great match to watch.

HeretiC
01-21-2008, 10:14 AM
Hewitt :sad: Nole :worship:

scarecrows
01-21-2008, 10:15 AM
Djokovic didnt play his best match but it was enough against an exhausted Hewitt

I wonder why Hewitt never in 10 years of career thought of adding the DTL backhand to his catalogue of shots

savesthedizzle
01-21-2008, 10:17 AM
Novak was not at the top of his game but it was enough. I'm relieved that Hewitt wasn't at the top of his game either :tape:

Well done Nole to get through in straights after being down in the first two sets. Get a nice days rest and get ready to take on Ferrer! :rocker:

Exodus
01-21-2008, 10:17 AM
hewitt won't ever win a slam just don't have enough power or talent

Adler
01-21-2008, 10:18 AM
Expected result. Good that Hewitt put up some fight at the end

Djokovic-Ferrer sounds hot for me

thesupreme
01-21-2008, 10:18 AM
Such a shame Hewitt couldnt get rid of this smiling cheater, but well played both men...

sports freak
01-21-2008, 10:18 AM
Half a gas tank and a puntured tyre doesnt help with sleep deprivation!!With the DTL backhand he used to play that alot along time ago especially in his Wimbledon days (at his peak),i dont know why his not using it as much these days!!

Maya_4
01-21-2008, 10:20 AM
I knew it!Bravo Nole!:worship:Even if he didn't play his best tennis he won in 3 sets thats very good because next is Ferrer it's going to be great match and of course Nole is going to win;)
AJDEEEEEEE:worship:

leng jai
01-21-2008, 10:22 AM
Hewitt looked majorly clownish everytime he tried to hit a backhand down the line. Never looked anywhere near winning.

Voo de Mar
01-21-2008, 10:22 AM
Llegs, it's time to get a new job ;)

Art&Soul
01-21-2008, 10:22 AM
Its such a boring match with Hewitt tired from his previous match and seems he gave the match away to the Joker with tons of UEs, no more fighting spirit :sad: With Ferrer we should have a good match :devil:

aeronatasha
01-21-2008, 10:23 AM
Should have been 6-2 in the 3rd set. I'm relieved, I know how tough Hewitt can be, and Novak was quite patchy for quite a while today.

Mechlan
01-21-2008, 10:23 AM
Hewitt played some good points but not nearly enough to trouble Djokovic. Comfortable win and things should get more interesting from here. If Djokovic continues to play as passively, Ferrer has a shot at the upset.

Lisbeth
01-21-2008, 10:23 AM
Wow, great fighting and come backs from both men ... that was a great match and I am still proud to be a Lleyton fan :worship:

Novak's on court interview was probably the most impressive I have ever heard. He was really gracious about Lleyton and Australia, honest about the combination of luck and talent that won him the match and then sweet and funny about his family. I was impressed before but totally won over now :)

Bingerz
01-21-2008, 10:23 AM
It was very interesting that Novak admitted how nervous he was. That is the way he was playing in the first set especially. You can tell that Hewitt had him worried at times. Hewitt has showed me that he isnt that far from being a top ten player again. I dont think he will win another slam, but i do think this year will be a major improvement on last year.In saying that, well done to Novak, he is a big show for this year's tournament

foul_dwimmerlaik
01-21-2008, 10:24 AM
Hewitt surrendered the 1s set, but you gotta take wht you are given. Splendid Novak, in the qf for the first time, and hsn't lost a set so far!

Alex999
01-21-2008, 10:24 AM
Novak played 50% but that was good enough against tired Hewitt. He will need to step up against Ferrer. Novak did hit some very nice shots. It was a fun match to watch. Congrats to Djokovic. Somehow I feel sorry for Hewitt.

Jaap
01-21-2008, 10:26 AM
Shithouse match.

Sleepwalker64
01-21-2008, 10:27 AM
Not too good, but it was enough. Hewitt was out of gas, pity, if I can say.
Ferrer will be a real challenge.

savesthedizzle
01-21-2008, 10:28 AM
Novak's lack of tough opponents showed in the first set and beginning of the second, but that's when the turning point was. His game was really coming together in the third set. Now that he has played a real match, I hope he starts stronger against Ferrer.

Magenta
01-21-2008, 10:28 AM
Not the best display from Novak but good enough!
Little brother Djole was so cute tonight!

savesthedizzle
01-21-2008, 10:29 AM
Not the best display from Novak but good enough!
Little brother Djole was so cute tonight!

Djole is the cutest child on the planet :rolls: I'm pretty convinced of that.

aeronatasha
01-21-2008, 10:29 AM
Can someone share what Novak said in on-court interview? They didn't show it here. Thanks!:wavey:

Aloimeh
01-21-2008, 10:30 AM
What happened in the on-court interview? Did Courier say "Thank you very little?" Was Novak rude? I didn't see the whole thing, but according to an above post, it sounds like it was an OK speech.

theprodigy
01-21-2008, 10:32 AM
Everytime Djokovic bounces the ball countless times, I wish they showed Carlos Ramos' angelic face instead. Much more interesting.

Rogiman
01-21-2008, 10:32 AM
People say Novak wasn't at his best, but he was still damn good most of the time IMO.

I'm prestty sure he'll make the final (where piggy will take him down :sad: )

Lisbeth
01-21-2008, 10:34 AM
What happened in the on-court interview? Did Courier say "Thank you very little?" Was Novak rude? I didn't see the whole thing, but according to an above post, it sounds like it was an OK speech.

Courier didn't say that, at least that I recall! Absolutely not rude at all. He was very nice. Said something about Lleyton playing his best tennis in Oz at night and being exhausted from the last round. Then Courier asked how he came back from the break down and he said luck in the first round and then he relaxed and played better - and also Lleyton made some UEs. Then it was all about his family and their pizza shop and how he didn't watch his brother's match but they're all behind each other. Sorry that's all I can remember but it was charming ;)

Magenta
01-21-2008, 10:34 AM
Djole is the cutest child on the planet :rolls: I'm pretty convinced of that.

Yes but tonight he was particularly cute ;)

What happened in the on-court interview? Did Courier say "Thank you very little?" Was Novak rude? I didn't see the whole thing, but according to an above post, it sounds like it was an OK speech.

It was a nice speech, nothing fancy just him talking about Marko (one of his younger brothers), his family, how he was going to be a pro skiier but chose tennis etc.

Grunge
01-21-2008, 10:35 AM
Bad match from both players. At one point in second set Nole was yelling at himself "You don't deserve to be on this court today!". Well, it is important to win even if you play badly :)
Grats on QF Nole, and more luck next time Hewitt :wavey:

Kolya
01-21-2008, 10:35 AM
Nole was too good after the 1st set.

Hewitt has no power.

HNCS
01-21-2008, 10:36 AM
Djole is the cutest child on the planet :rolls: I'm pretty convinced of that.

well he is cute, no doubt about that. :)

Ivanatis
01-21-2008, 10:39 AM
Pics next:confused::sad:

Hewitt was leading in first and second set with the break, but lost it

Deivid23
01-21-2008, 10:40 AM
Good job Nole. He didn´t even need to play well :yeah:

Blue Heart24
01-21-2008, 10:40 AM
Lleyton :awww:

Auscon
01-21-2008, 10:40 AM
Not enough gas in the tank...definitely had his chances in the first 2 sets but Novak just had too much up & go for him

Look forward to a Novak v Roger semi, should be a great match

Despite the slow start to the year that Baghdatis match just helps to remind me why it's so great to be a Lleyton fan. I hope he can have some better success at the smaller tournaments and masters, get his ranking up some so that he doesnt have to meet the likes of Roger/Novak/Rafa this early in the slams.

Bilbo
01-21-2008, 10:40 AM
this djokovic is good

Deivid23
01-21-2008, 10:41 AM
Bad match from both players.

Agree, Nole was average and Hewitt´s ue count was unusual

xcrap
01-21-2008, 10:44 AM
ferru will roll this guy.

bojan87
01-21-2008, 10:46 AM
Novak was good, but hewitt was poor. Too many errors on bouth side.

Good luck NOLE !!!

zcess81
01-21-2008, 10:46 AM
People say Novak wasn't at his best, but he was still damn good most of the time IMO.

I'm prestty sure he'll make the final (where piggy will take him down :sad: )

If Novak gets to the semis and meets Roger, that will be FINAL before final. If he manages somehow to beat Roger (and that's a BIG if) and gets to the final there is NO WAY Rafa's gonna win that one in my opinion.

your_valentine
01-21-2008, 11:04 AM
Expected :o AO organizers killed their own player :o
I enjoyed the match, too bad Lleyton chocked in the first set :shrug: In the 2nd in 3rd he was clearly tired :o Good game from Novak :yeah:
I can't wait for Novak-Roger semi :drool:

Kristen
01-21-2008, 11:42 AM
This will go on my list of 'best tennis experience/s ever' :D
I had a great time, even if I had Fanatics screaming in my ear the whole match, counting how many bounces there were, and screaming SAUSAGE at Novak constantly.

savesthedizzle
01-21-2008, 11:44 AM
This will go on my list of 'best tennis experience/s ever' :D
I had a great time, even if I had Fanatics screaming in my ear the whole match, counting how many bounces there were, and screaming SAUSAGE at Novak constantly.

:hug: I heard you were right in the middle of them, you poor thing :lol:

I had the misfortune to sit in right next to the Fanatics in USO 2006 :tape:

Kristen
01-21-2008, 11:52 AM
:hug: I heard you were right in the middle of them, you poor thing :lol:

haha yeah... The only thing that made it bearable was that I had a good feeling about Novak. I figured, it's ok if their cheering is in vain and Novak wipes the floor with him. It's ok for them to giggle about 'sausage', if 'sausage' is leading Hewitt. It's ok for them to scream 'This set is YOURS!" when Novak broke Hewitt in the first game of the third. Other than them being really loud, they didn't really annoy me much at all. Hearing them talk amongst themselves was really quite funny. Hewitt would put his first serve into the net, and they'd mutter that it was all over :rolls: Good stuff.

savesthedizzle
01-21-2008, 11:58 AM
haha yeah... The only thing that made it bearable was that I had a good feeling about Novak. I figured, it's ok if their cheering is in vain and Novak wipes the floor with him. It's ok for them to giggle about 'sausage', if 'sausage' is leading Hewitt. It's ok for them to scream 'This set is YOURS!" when Novak broke Hewitt in the first game of the third. Other than them being really loud, they didn't really annoy me much at all. Hearing them talk amongst themselves was really quite funny. Hewitt would put his first serve into the net, and they'd mutter that it was all over :rolls: Good stuff.


:rolls: It was far worse for me in 2006. I wanted to strangle them every time they started one of their silly songs :p It didn't help that I was literally the ONLY Novak fan there and that Hewitt was kicking some teenaged ass :p

But yes, in your situation I can see the okay-ness :p

aussie_fan
01-21-2008, 12:09 PM
Hewitt should of won the first set, had a number of chances in a number of nole's service games, and the servie game to get it back to 4-4 was awful, needs to cut loose games like that out of his game. Having said that i thought that was lleyton's best match i had seen in a little while, he actually didn't look like a little pansy out there, novak was too good today :sad: Lleyton can still play better though, still needs to cut out some errors and it could of been a lot closer tonight.

fangirl
01-21-2008, 12:11 PM
I am so glad that Novak was able to stick it to the fanatatics for you Kristen. That must have sucked being right near their obnoxiousness.

sawan66278
01-21-2008, 12:12 PM
One thing about Lleyton...the man fights and fights and fights...even if he has nothing left. I actually thought Djokovic played well...he earned the victory...and was quite impressive. However, I still believe its a toss-up between he and Ferrer.

One point though: the Djokovic family again proved they are the most annoying entourage an cheering section in all of tennis. They have taken family support to a previously unreached obnoxious level. :mad::mad: Not only do they continue to stand and cheer throughout the entire match...a "no-no" in the friends boxes...they have now resorted to wearing shirts that spell out Djokovic's first name!!! COME ON!!! That is pathetic...if you want to do that, go up to the nosebleed section and hang out with the drunken denizens of those parts of the area. Lets face it: Novak, his coach, his father, and his mother have now become the first family of obnoxiousness: the Crasstastic 4.

scarecrows
01-21-2008, 12:14 PM
the Crasstastic 4.

:haha:

you always come up with the best names

freeandlonely
01-21-2008, 12:18 PM
Novak:D
Hewitt:wavey:

Hagar
01-21-2008, 12:20 PM
Logical result. All in all a good Australian Open for Hewitt, he did better than the two previous years and his fight against Marcos shows that the fighter in him is still alive.
I hope his body keeps up and then some good results should follow.

Grunge
01-21-2008, 12:46 PM
One point though: the Djokovic family again proved they are the most annoying entourage an cheering section in all of tennis. They have taken family support to a previously unreached obnoxious level. :mad::mad: Not only do they continue to stand and cheer throughout the entire match...a "no-no" in the friends boxes...they have now resorted to wearing shirts that spell out Djokovic's first name!!! COME ON!!! That is pathetic...if you want to do that, go up to the nosebleed section and hang out with the drunken denizens of those parts of the area. Lets face it: Novak, his coach, his father, and his mother have now become the first family of obnoxiousness: the Crasstastic 4.

Your hate for Novak is incredible :)
Lol, you are bothered because they have letters on their shirts :)
Man, I suggest you to take some weed before his matches, cause I am afraid you will have nervous breakdown if you continue to get annoyed like that. You must be prepared to watch his family cheering for at least next 10 years, so it would be smart to relax somehow before his matches :devil:

fangirl
01-21-2008, 12:49 PM
The only thing that bothered me about the letters was that Djole was so much smaller so it looked like it said Nol. Secondly, LOL at the hate for Novak's family hating him. Were you a lonely boy? Do you have no friends who would cheer for you?

Herdwick
01-21-2008, 12:55 PM
This will go on my list of 'best tennis experience/s ever' :D
I had a great time, even if I had Fanatics screaming in my ear the whole match, counting how many bounces there were, and screaming SAUSAGE at Novak constantly.


Bit late here to ask but why were they screaming 'Sausage' at Novak?

Grunge
01-21-2008, 01:12 PM
Q. Could you sum up the game from the tough start to actually winning.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: You know, I knew it's going to be a tough encounter. Obviously Lleyton is a big champion. He was former No. 1 player of the world, playing in front of his crowd. He's always dangerous wherever he plays and whenever he plays.

Even though I was the slight favorite in the match, you know, I was aware of the fact that he plays the best when in front of his crowd, and he's not going to give up. But in some moments of the match he was making some unforced errors, which helped me to get through.

It's understandable because he finished his match, third round, at 5:00 in the morning, so he was tired.

Q. You're used to being cast as one of the nice guys on tour. What was it like being the villain? It wasn't a hostile crowd, but they weren't on your side.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: You know, you need to deal with the pressure, that's for sure. As a professional tennis player, you have to accept these things the way they are. And I was aware of the fact that it's going to be a full house supporting him, 90, 95% of the people. I was ready for it, you know.

In the start of the match I wasn't playing the way I wanted, but, you know, I managed to get through with some lucky shots. I stayed with him, you know. That was the most important thing: To just play my style of the game, be aggressive and wait for the shots. Very happy to get it in straight sets.

Q. Just in that first set there seemed to be times when the atmosphere seemed to be getting under your skin. Obviously, you weren't playing quite as well as you wanted to.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, as I said ‑ I'll repeat it again ‑ you have to accept the pressure and accept the people against you. Of course, they're going to support the player from Australia.

But I had many matches like that in 2007. Besides the victory in the straight sets today, I gain another experience, a good experience, which is going to help me in the future.

Q. When did you feel he was getting tired?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, you know, it's very difficult to figure out if he's tired or not because he's really big fighter and competitor. He's running all over the court, and he doesn't give you any points, you know, like that.

But I think in the second set, you know, he was struggling with that long points and he made some uncharacteristic ‑ for him ‑ unforced errors. You know, I used my opportunities. I knew that I need to push myself hard to finish the job in straight sets.

Q. Getting closer to a Grand Slam win, do you feel now you're playing well enough to win this one?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I think so, yes. So far I've been performing very, very good tennis. Today, except maybe that first set, the second and third set were really good. I'm happy. And, you know, I didn't lose a set. So it's another positive fact for me, for the continuation of the tournament, of course.

It was expected for me to get to the quarterfinals, you know, even further. But I'm taking it easy. You know, I'm going slowly, step by step.

Q. Is it tempting at all to look ahead to a matchup against Federer in the semifinal?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: You know, I wouldn't talk about that 'cause now I have very difficult opponent from Spain: David Ferrer, the guy I lost to in the Masters Cup. He finished his year big time in Shanghai, so he's very motivated now. He's 5 or 6 in the world.

Again, he doesn't have anything to lose here. So he's been playing some amazing tennis. It's going to be a tough match for me, so we'll see what happens.

Q. Do you think if Lleyton didn't have the five‑setter against Baghdatis it would be different today?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: We don't want to think in that direction now. I won in straight sets. That's what it matters most.

Q. So you are in the quarterfinals. How do you feel?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I feel great.

Q. Ferrer is your next opponent.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, I just said about that.

Q. How do you think the match will go?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: As I said, you know, he's a big competitor, so it's going to be a tough match. Long points. I'm gonna be ready, physically for it.

Q. You have been in this position at a few Grand Slams now. Do you feel, this one, you've gotten through expending the minimum amount of energy? Do you feel everything is as good as it can be at this stage of a tournament?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, this is something that every player obviously tends to have, you know, energy saving and try to spend as less of energy as is possible. You know, of course, it's very hard on the tournaments like this.

You know, when you play best‑of‑five setters. And if you have a tough draw it's even harder. You need to run a lot. But that's probably something that Federer does best. He knows. Rationally he's saving his energy. He knows when he needs to push it, when he needs to be patient.

But there is still time for me. You know, I'm only 20 years old. I'm just getting to the professional world. I had amazing year 2007. So far 2008 has been great. You know, hopefully this is going to be my life the next 10, 15 years.

Q. Usually by this stage of a tournament we're talking about Roger being on court half as long as everybody else. Bit of a different story at this tournament, isn't it?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, yes. The players start to feel that he's beatable. Of course, nobody's unbeatable. But he was very, very dominant, especially on the faster surfaces. You know, now he's being No. 1 player of the world for a while. The players started playing in a different way against him, with more belief that they can win. So it's a good thing for all of us.

Q. You do a great imitation of Maria Sharapova. The other day she was asked to do one of you.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: She refused.

Q. She was afraid to break her back if she threw the ball as high as you do.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: She doesn't have such a strong back to hold on to the ball bouncing.

Q. You struggled a little bit at the end of last year. Do you think you are back at your best level?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I think so. It's still start of the year. It's my first, you can say official tournament. I've been winning in the Hopman Cup as well four matches and here, so far four matches.

I gained a lot of confidence which I lost ‑ kind of lost ‑ in the end of the last year. I finished the year with five losses in a row, which was unexpected. But, again, it was understandable because I had such a long season and so many matches. It was exhausting for me.

But now I came to this tournament with a lot of motivation, high ambitions. It started well for me. We'll see what happens.

Q. David said if he wants to win this match he needs to wear you down running. Do you feel physically ready for that match?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I'm going to stand up in the morning and run for two hours, work on my running (laughter).

Well, one thing is for sure: he's obviously gonna try to run a lot, to make me run a lot and play long points. But, you know, everybody has a different way of getting to the match, tactic.

I'm gonna try to change my game, you know. Since Masters Cup, you know, I didn't play really well there. I was pretty tired, so I was making a lot of unforced errors. Here it's a different story. I'm fit physically and mentally and motivated to get far.

Q. Which are going to be those changes?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, the main change now is that I'm much fresher than I was in the Masters Cup. That's the main thing. And, of course, I learned a lesson. You know, I was very unpatient (sic) in that match in Shanghai. So it's going to be a different story now.

Q. I saw your youngest brother practicing at one of the courts. Compared to you at the same age, how do you think he is?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: It's great to have, of course, two younger brothers next to you. They came here to Australia to support me. The 16‑year‑old, he played here in Australian Open juniors, as well. It's a great experience for him. Hopefully you're going to see a lot of Djokovics in the future, brothers.

For them, it's amazing to just be surrounded with all the best players in the world. They met a lot of great players. Now they have motivation more. It's good they have me next to them so I can give them right advices in the right time.

Q. Are they your biggest fans?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes.

:haha: at imitation part.

Scotso
01-21-2008, 01:13 PM
Nole :rocker2: Nice win.

Ceri
01-21-2008, 01:19 PM
Oh, Lleyton! :sad:

Bascule
01-21-2008, 01:32 PM
One thing about Lleyton...the man fights and fights and fights...even if he has nothing left. I actually thought Djokovic played well...he earned the victory...and was quite impressive. However, I still believe its a toss-up between he and Ferrer.

One point though: the Djokovic family again proved they are the most annoying entourage an cheering section in all of tennis. They have taken family support to a previously unreached obnoxious level. :mad::mad: Not only do they continue to stand and cheer throughout the entire match...a "no-no" in the friends boxes...they have now resorted to wearing shirts that spell out Djokovic's first name!!! COME ON!!! That is pathetic...if you want to do that, go up to the nosebleed section and hang out with the drunken denizens of those parts of the area. Lets face it: Novak, his coach, his father, and his mother have now become the first family of obnoxiousness: the Crasstastic 4.
Hello, sawana
nice to see you calling him Djokovic. You raised your level.:)
About his family: we don't like his father either :secret:

bokehlicious
01-21-2008, 01:34 PM
About his family: we don't like his father either :secret:

His mother seems worse... :o

aeronatasha
01-21-2008, 01:35 PM
I must say I'm not crazy about his family either, but I don't really pay much attention about them anyhow.

Bilbo
01-21-2008, 01:36 PM
I heard Djokovic stopped many of his imitations as some players told him to stop it. They don't like to get imitated. This is what a Eurosport commentator just said.

Manon
01-21-2008, 01:42 PM
One thing about Lleyton...the man fights and fights and fights...even if he has nothing left. I actually thought Djokovic played well...he earned the victory...and was quite impressive. However, I still believe its a toss-up between he and Ferrer.

One point though: the Djokovic family again proved they are the most annoying entourage an cheering section in all of tennis. They have taken family support to a previously unreached obnoxious level. :mad::mad: Not only do they continue to stand and cheer throughout the entire match...a "no-no" in the friends boxes...they have now resorted to wearing shirts that spell out Djokovic's first name!!! COME ON!!! That is pathetic...if you want to do that, go up to the nosebleed section and hang out with the drunken denizens of those parts of the area. Lets face it: Novak, his coach, his father, and his mother have now become the first family of obnoxiousness: the Crasstastic 4.

Could someone help this poor man?

Btw, Novak deserved win but I like Hewitt - so good guy.

RonE
01-21-2008, 01:44 PM
Expected win.

Bascule
01-21-2008, 01:45 PM
Could someone help this poor man?

Btw, Novak deserved win but I like Hewitt - so good guy.

Don't worry, he seems much better now.
Jesi ga video , majke ti, pre dva-tri meseca?!

cobalt60
01-21-2008, 01:46 PM
:banana:

Bascule
01-21-2008, 01:47 PM
His mother seems worse... :o

Believe me, you're wrong. She's nice. But in the shadow...

Jaap
01-21-2008, 01:52 PM
Djoko will win the whole thing.

Bascule
01-21-2008, 01:58 PM
I must say I'm not crazy about his family either, but I don't really pay much attention about them anyhow.

Absolutely right. Not so important thing in following the match.
I saw first set, then I went out. And it was really thrilling. Nole was up & down, he swored at himself, even yelled: you don't deserve to be on court. But as I see, he raise his level of the game in next set.
It'll be hard with pics if he;s gonna play like this first set.
Hope not. But it will be exiting, looking forward...This charming man...

bokehlicious
01-21-2008, 02:00 PM
Believe me, you're wrong. She's nice. But in the shadow...

It takes quite something to claim that his son is "greater" than Fed if you ask me... :o

osalsyst
01-21-2008, 02:01 PM
Expected result but a disappointing scoreline. Keep trying Lleyton!

Haile Selassie
01-21-2008, 02:03 PM
I heard Djokovic stopped many of his imitations as some players told him to stop it. They don't like to get imitated. This is what a Eurosport commentator just said.

Yeah!
The commentator in here said the same thing. Maria Sharapova was very ironic in her press conference when a journalist asked her about that.

Bascule
01-21-2008, 02:08 PM
It takes quite something to claim that his son is "greater" than Fed if you ask me... :o

Well, she is his mother, you know. I don't take it serious.
We all know who's the G.O.A.T.;)

bokehlicious
01-21-2008, 02:10 PM
Well, she is his mother, you know. I don't take it serious.
We all know who's the G.O.A.T.;)

Being a mother doesn't necessarily rime with being blind/foolish :shrug:

jcempire
01-21-2008, 02:14 PM
never in doubt :p

Of course. That was easy to Djok

Manon
01-21-2008, 02:22 PM
Don't worry, he seems much better now.
Jesi ga video , majke ti, pre dva-tri meseca?!

Reterirao? Ne verujem, pritajio se:-)

Jerk *sawan, ofcourse*

Bascule
01-21-2008, 02:24 PM
Being a mother doesn't necessarily rime with being blind/foolish :shrug:

Well, my dear friend, it's very nice to correspodent with you, you seems like interesting person. But, let forgive her at this moment. My friend knows her personally and I believe him. And, mothers are funny, anyway...I think she ment it at that very moment, not permanently. There are lot of nicer subjects to talk about, I really don't pay much attention on parents here. See your user cp. I sent too much posts anyway.

Manon
01-21-2008, 02:25 PM
Being a mother doesn't necessarily rime with being blind/foolish :shrug:

In eastern countries mainly does. So, get a know some facts. In Serbia her (no)rime will be blind/foolish. Shame but that's true.

P.S. Sorry for my bad English.

Bascule
01-21-2008, 02:26 PM
Reterirao? Ne verujem, pritajio se:-)

Jerk *sawan, ofcourse*

:D

Manon
01-21-2008, 02:28 PM
Nole :rocker2: Nice win.

This is for you, Maldivi:)

http://usera.imagecave.com/misha/signs/Nole11.jpg

thelma
01-21-2008, 02:37 PM
:sad:

R.Federer
01-21-2008, 02:38 PM
Congratulations to Djokovic. He played exceedingly well.

It would have been great to see a match on slightly more equal terms, in terms of rest, but this happens all the time. A pity for Hewitt, I hope he has a great year!

l_mac
01-21-2008, 03:09 PM
Stunner.

tennizen
01-21-2008, 03:27 PM
I didn't read this thread fully but looks like the "great wall of Djoko defenders" is back in full swing. Kind of disappeared at the end of last year:)

rofe
01-21-2008, 03:27 PM
I didn't read this thread fully but looks like the "great wall of Djoko defenders" is back in full swing. Kind of disappeared at the end of last year:)

So true.

Farenhajt
01-21-2008, 03:31 PM
Quite expected. After overcoming those initial nerves, he just played his game - one could say this was quite a routine win. And I'm sure he'll start the Pics match on much firmer terms (no ex No. 1, no home crowd)

tennizen
01-21-2008, 03:33 PM
Quite expected. After overcoming those initial nerves, he just played his game - one could say this was quite a routine win. And I'm sure he'll start the Pics match on much firmer terms.

One definitely could and you did:hug:

sawan66278
01-21-2008, 03:40 PM
I am just curious why, I believe it was Bascule who said this, the father is not liked vs. the mother. By the way, their incessant inability to stay seated in the friends' box could have utilized by the Green Bay Packers yesterday.:sad:

tangerine_dream
01-21-2008, 04:48 PM
Disappointing match. Neither was playing well and there was such a lack of energy on the court, even when someone broke. Nole was too passive but he didn't really need to be aggressive to force Lleyton into making a ton of ue's. He'll need to step it up vs Ferrer.

Djokovic also seemed uncomfortable, he's used to having the crowd in his pocket but it seemed like he didn't want to say or do anything to rile up the Aussie crowd.

Nice f-bomb from Novak early in that second set. I love uncensored live tennis. :devil:

No automatic code violation for Hewitt when he shot that ball into the crowd after Novak broke back in the second.

gillian
01-21-2008, 04:50 PM
Was it just me, or did Djokovic double fault a lot? The stats said he had 6 DFs, which I guess isn't terrible in a 3-set match, but still....

He mostly had a good serving day, but those DFs seemed to come all at once.

blueskye
01-21-2008, 05:17 PM
Well done :) On to the next round!

Grunge
01-21-2008, 05:38 PM
I didn't read this thread fully but looks like the "great wall of Djoko defenders" is back in full swing. Kind of disappeared at the end of last year:)

Thats because season after US Open is just boring and no one is taking it seriously. Everyone is tired of tennis, including players who played lot of matches. :devil: Exception is Nalbandian, because thats when his season begins after he come back (rested and hungry for tennis) from all those extreme sport events :p

p.s. in order to avoid flame: this post is joke (altough in every joke there is some degree of truth):devil:

Merton
01-21-2008, 05:42 PM
Solid enough for Djokovic, he will need to raise his level in the next round. I am not sure, but during the 1st set it seemed to me like he was reluctant mentally to engage in a dog fight to get the win. Perhaps that was because of the easy matches he had so far but unless he has a great serving day, he would better prepare for a fight against Ferrer.

tennizen
01-21-2008, 06:03 PM
Thats because season after US Open is just boring and no one is taking it seriously. Everyone is tired of tennis, including players who played lot of matches. :devil: Exception is Nalbandian, because thats when his season begins after he come back (rested and hungry for tennis) from all those extreme sport events :p

p.s. in order to avoid flame: this post is joke (altough in every joke there is some degree of truth):devil:

A Djokotard with a sense of humour is always welcome:hug: I hope you find tennis more interesting now and will continue to do so for the rest of the year:p:D

ChinoRios4Ever
01-21-2008, 06:56 PM
Fakervic is too good for Lleyton :sad:

anousleshommes@h
01-21-2008, 07:02 PM
Djokovic has a very poor tactival game, but boy he can play like a surgeon.

Kristen
01-21-2008, 09:12 PM
Bit late here to ask but why were they screaming 'Sausage' at Novak?
I'm not entirely sure. They were mentioning something about a chant "Your mother works in a sausage sausage factory" which went to the tune of Yellow Submarine. I heard one guy say they wanted to use it on the Serbs so I don't know if it was purely against Novak, but I found it inappropriate in a couple of ways :tape:

LMFAO at the issues with Novaks family. *Thinks of Hewitt clan* At least with him out, and the tournament nearly over, I'm less likely to see the parents hanging around at matches I'm watching. I didn't know they could go anywhere without him :p

Experimentee
01-21-2008, 10:40 PM
Despite people's assumptions, I dont think tiredness was a factor for Hewitt. He played his best match of the tournament IMO, even better than against Baghdatis. Novak was just the better player. Hewitt is very fit and had 39 hours between his matches, which should be more than enough to recover, so there is no room to use this ready made excuse of the other match.

Corey Feldman
01-22-2008, 01:46 AM
Rocky had 4-2 and BP in the first set... he blew it and that was the match

Nice f-bomb from Novak early in that second set. I love uncensored live tennis. :devil:haha, was that when Hewitt hit a FH winner down the line and it showed him saying "what the fuck is going on?"

:lol: clown.