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Cincy R2: [3] Djokovic def. Bolelli 7-6(2), 7-6(2)

MIMIC
07-30-2008, 07:59 PM
Djokovic faced 12 break points during the match. Bolelli only took two of them.

I didn't see it, though. Damn Tennis Channel :(

KitinovRules
07-30-2008, 08:00 PM
Better player lost today.
Simone should have clinched the match in straith setes, not Faker.

camnation
07-30-2008, 08:00 PM
Mr. Bolleli, thank you for finding a way to be slightly worse than Nole today.

ChinoRios4Ever
07-30-2008, 08:01 PM
Not good enough Superbol. :sad:

Voo de Mar
07-30-2008, 08:02 PM
What a boring match.

I had an impression that Djokovic was modeling the scoreline to improve his great TB record after 3 losing tie-breaks in a row :o

scoobs
07-30-2008, 08:03 PM
Mmm.

Good enough in the end, played the better in the tiebreaks obviously, not so much in the sets themselves, but mentally he was patient with himself and seemed to accept it wasn't going to be one for the family album and just knuckled down to find a way though, which he did.

He'll be hoping for better next round and will probably produce it.

He still doesn't seem like the same player he was earlier this year just now though - the cocksure swagger is temporarily missing from his on-court accessories.

I do think it will only be temporary though.

~Maya~
07-30-2008, 08:04 PM
What a boring match.

I had an impression that Djokovic was modeling the scoreline to improve his great TB record after 3 losing tie-breaks in a row :o

That same crazy thought crossed my mind too

KitinovRules
07-30-2008, 08:04 PM
More consistent player than Bolleli today would have wiped the court with the Faker.

I would love Berdych to win today against Seppi.
If he have one of those days, he will destroy the Faker.

MacTheKnife
07-30-2008, 08:06 PM
I lost my link at 5-6 in the second set and missed the whole damn tiebreaker. Damn tennis channel, showing the WTA Rogers cup.. Ugh !!!! :smash:

Now my link comes back, typical..

Bilbo
07-30-2008, 08:07 PM
nole should have lost in 2 sets just like federer yesterday

rafa will eat both of these mugs

scoobs
07-30-2008, 08:08 PM
What a boring match.

I had an impression that Djokovic was modeling the scoreline to improve his great TB record after 3 losing tie-breaks in a row :o
Given the conditions there that would be a risky play. But then Bolelli did obligingly spray his forehand about the place as soon as the umpire called "Six games all, tiebreak" so maybe he knew it would be okay.

~Maya~
07-30-2008, 08:08 PM
Djokovic looks like he is depressed or something. It is not just his game that is different. He is not himself. He looks like a different person on the court. No fist pumping, no anger... Flat, flat, flat.

KitinovRules
07-30-2008, 08:08 PM
nole should have lost in 2 sets just like federer yesterday

rafa will eat both of these mugs

Unfortunately but very true.

dylan24
07-30-2008, 08:08 PM
what a joke this novak is
enjoy your one slam

Voo de Mar
07-30-2008, 08:09 PM
That same crazy thought crossed my mind too

You know, Djokovic beat Bolelli this year on the similar surface 6-1 6-2 6-2. Maybe the Italian has improved since then, maybe Djokovic is a little bit out of form but in my opinion the difference between these two is still very clear and Djokovic should have won this one 6-3 6-4 or something like this.
The Serb played the best point at 5:6 (15-30) in the second set, it was the only time today when he was close to lose a set...

Quadruple Tree
07-30-2008, 08:11 PM
Djokovic looks like he is depressed or something. It is not just his game that is different. He is not himself. He looks like a different person on the court. No fist pumping, no anger... Flat, flat, flat.

Nadal has mindf*cked him into oblivion like what Federer did to Roddick.

Mr Brightside
07-30-2008, 08:11 PM
Simone:hug:

spriwi
07-30-2008, 08:13 PM
nole should have lost in 2 sets just like federer yesterday

rafa will eat both of these mugs

bilbo :yeah:

nole was really poor today, but the way bolelli outmugged him was just amazing...

he couldnt break nole within 8 chances until nole double faulted @ bp :o

KitinovRules
07-30-2008, 08:14 PM
You know, Djokovic beat Bolelli this year on the similar surface 6-1 6-2 6-2. Maybe the Italian has improved since then, maybe Djokovic is a little bit out of form but in my opinion the difference between these two is still very clear and Djokovic should have won this one 6-3 6-4 or something like this.
The Serb played the best point at 5:6 (15-30) in the second set, it was the only time today when he was close to lose a set...

They both played quite well that point.
Unfortunately Simone decided the bad side with the BH , if he had pulled bh down the line, we would have gone in the 3rd set.

MaryX
07-30-2008, 08:15 PM
didn't see it, though. Damn Tennis Channel
You haven't missed anything, Novak played terrible match :hug: ...

tangerine_dream
07-30-2008, 08:15 PM
Djokovic looks like he is depressed or something. It is not just his game that is different. He is not himself. He looks like a different person on the court. No fist pumping, no anger... Flat, flat, flat.
I noticed that too. He is lacking his usual energy. I think he's feeling the pressure of living up to expectations.

Mashachosen1
07-30-2008, 08:17 PM
What a boring match.

I had an impression that Djokovic was modeling the scoreline to improve his great TB record after 3 losing tie-breaks in a row :o

:lol:

Bolelli :hug:

scoobs
07-30-2008, 08:18 PM
Well he said in post-match interview that he found the conditions very tough - it's hot and it's humid and very energy sapping.

This is why I don't think he was trying to engineer tiebreaks really - I think the conditions out there were too tough to be so devious about a stat. Just struggling to find a way to get it done in the conditions with his confidence not where it was and a player who was landing some big shots out there when given the chance.

~Maya~
07-30-2008, 08:20 PM
I noticed that too. He is lacking his usual energy. I think he's feeling the pressure of living up to expectations.

I thought so too earlier but there is something else going on. He doesn't look like he's enjoying the game anymore, and when you suddenly stop enjoying something that you usually love, then there is something big going on. Hope he bounces back

MaryX
07-30-2008, 08:38 PM
I thought so too earlier but there is something else going on. He doesn't look like he's enjoying the game anymore, and when you suddenly stop enjoying something that you usually love, then there is something big going on. Hope he bounces back

You are right.His crisis is deeper than we've suspected.

jazar
07-30-2008, 08:43 PM
djokovic lacked any kind of intensity and pretty much let bolelli dominate. and why on earth did he just kick the majority of serves in, instead of going for them?

Spadea TT
07-30-2008, 08:48 PM
Bad miss for Bolelli...

Pepi.
07-30-2008, 08:50 PM
Nole :worship: :)

Simone :hug:

kalisita
07-30-2008, 08:55 PM
djokovic lacked any kind of intensity and pretty much let bolelli dominate. and why on earth did he just kick the majority of serves in, instead of going for them?

He pretty much lacked emotion of any kind. He looked like he wasn't there, just completely flat like someone said earlier. His serve has been off since the FO.

Herdwick
07-30-2008, 08:57 PM
Nole gutsed out a win tonight but he was helped by Bolelli. Agree he's unrecognisable though on court at present. But everyone is permitted an off period. Wish he wasn't going to the Olympics though.

green25814
07-30-2008, 09:04 PM
I think its just the conditions. All the top players look flatter than usual (apart from nadal :scared: )

Its the heat, humidity, and fatigue factor, nothing else.

Manon
07-30-2008, 10:04 PM
I think its just the conditions. All the top players look flatter than usual (apart from nadal :scared: )

Its the heat, humidity, and fatigue factor, nothing else.

Right. Now (coz I know Novak's situation today) I can see how is useless to write here about match. Even my fellow countrymen don't have a clue what's up with Novak today. Read the papers or watch TV dear Serbs. Cheers.

Corey Feldman
07-30-2008, 10:47 PM
I thought so too earlier but there is something else going on. He doesn't look like he's enjoying the game anymore, and when you suddenly stop enjoying something that you usually love, then there is something big going on. Hope he bounces backSame with Federer.. and Blake, Roddick, Nalbandy, Gasquet, Ferrer

all of them look fed up with things lately

probably this Nadal era that is causing it, like we are all feeling.

~Maya~
07-30-2008, 11:27 PM
Right. Now (coz I know Novak's situation today) I can see how is useless to write here about match. Even my fellow countrymen don't have a clue what's up with Novak today. Read the papers or watch TV dear Serbs. Cheers.

Right. It's not like it's the first time that something like this has happened. Some people are just waiting for the opportunity (cause)

Greatness
07-30-2008, 11:49 PM
Same with Federer.. and Blake, Roddick, Nalbandy, Gasquet, Ferrer

all of them look fed up with things lately

probably this Nadal era that is causing it, like we are all feeling.

They are all professionals; instead of being fed up and looking crestfallen, they should rise to the occasion and really step up their game. Being fed up and apathetic is not going to make Nadal less hungry to win. All of them need to regain their balls and play better, especially Federer.

Manon
07-31-2008, 12:38 AM
They are all professionals; instead of being fed up and looking crestfallen, they should rise to the occasion and really step up their game. Being fed up and apathetic is not going to make Nadal less hungry to win. All of them need to regain their balls and play better, especially Federer.

Especially why? You all know best so instead you write here be personal consultant especially.

rocketassist
07-31-2008, 12:46 AM
The first set of this match was utterly tedious boredom, and I switched off after the TB.

Isner-Andreev was far more fun.

ReturnWinner
07-31-2008, 01:03 AM
Stupid Bolelli wasted the chance of his life :rolleyes:

alfonsojose
07-31-2008, 01:06 AM
Djokovic looks like he is depressed or something. It is not just his game that is different. He is not himself. He looks like a different person on the court. No fist pumping, no anger... Flat, flat, flat.

Masha and him are expecting a baby :shrug:

Corey Feldman
07-31-2008, 01:07 AM
They are all professionals; instead of being fed up and looking crestfallen, they should rise to the occasion and really step up their game. Being fed up and apathetic is not going to make Nadal less hungry to win. All of them need to regain their balls and play better, especially Federer.Exactly

like Roddick at Queens/Wimbledon this year.. how injured was he really? yet in all the matches i seen of him in those events he looked depressed - like he knows he's not a contender anymore - Blake looks depressed as well whenever i see him now

and where have the young guns like Berdych, Baghdatis, Gasquet all gone this year?

Youzhny has crumbled as well

Bascule
07-31-2008, 01:51 AM
Djokovic is absolutely broken mentally. Crisis will last and last...we must not expect anything significant from him in next few months. It's a shame...Fed is down, too. There's nobody to challenge Nadal at this moment.

Corey Feldman
07-31-2008, 01:54 AM
Djokovic is absolutely broken mentally. Crisis will last and lastDisagree ;)

he'd beat Nadal at US open IMO

Bascule
07-31-2008, 01:59 AM
Disagree ;)

he'd beat Nadal at US open IMO

Ha! Comforting is always welcome...especially if it's a "soft".;)

~Maya~
07-31-2008, 02:11 AM
Djokovic needs to pull out some old tapes and start watching himself playing. It might get his blood going again. Canada from last year maybe:)

clandis
07-31-2008, 02:24 AM
It was not that hot and humid today. It was much worse yesterday.

Greatness
07-31-2008, 02:52 AM
Especially why? You all know best so instead you write here be personal consultant especially.

I said especially Federer because he's the one who got the most mental punishment this year. He got destroyed at Roland Garros and lost the chance to become the only tennis player to win six Wimbledon titles in a row by losing yet again to Nadal. And now he's losing to Gilles Simon and struggling to win against Robby Ginepri; even on a bad day, Federer is too good to be playing like he is now.

Nobody expects Roddick/Blake/Gasquet to consistently make the semis and finals of grand slams or to win as consistently as Federer. So it's not as surprising to see them struggle nor should it be as difficult for them to bounce back; and frankly, they have nothing to lose so they should always be aggressive and eager to take their chances.

Federer on the other hand has the pressure of meeting expectations and living up to his own standards of high quality tennis. Maybe after being at the top for so long he's just mentally spent.

Novak has no excuse: he's young, has had good success in the first half of the year and should have been more motivated to go the distance. I have no idea why he seems so apathetic on court.
I just hope both him and Federer will get it together before the USO.

xelena
07-31-2008, 02:56 AM
well, novak played half asleep today and managed to win
but dont expect anything from him in a while..he's on a vacation.. (since may or something)

ps. seems to be that kitahead's curse worked really well this time ;)

Knightmace
07-31-2008, 03:49 AM
what a joke this novak is
enjoy your one slam
Love it when you bash nole!

Manon
07-31-2008, 02:01 PM
Djokovic is absolutely broken mentally. Crisis will last and last...we must not expect anything significant from him in next few months. It's a shame...Fed is down, too. There's nobody to challenge Nadal at this moment.

Do I feel some 'expert' USA opinion here Bascule? Total crap. I love you but sorry.

PiggyGotRoasted
07-31-2008, 02:41 PM
Bolelli got double bageled, lol.