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Cincy QF: Djokovic beats Gulbis 6-3 6-4

LinkMage
08-01-2008, 09:46 PM
Good job Nole. Seems like he is picking up his level.

Gulbis looked like a brainless ballbasher at times.

MIMIC
08-01-2008, 09:46 PM
They sure did throw their racquets down a lot :lol: Gulbis went 0/3 for in break points.

Djokovic has booked his spot in the semi-finals, potentially meeting Nadal there.

Jaap
08-01-2008, 09:46 PM
He looked like a brainless ballbasher, because he is one.

MIMIC
08-01-2008, 09:47 PM
Nole!

Pfloyd
08-01-2008, 09:47 PM
Djokovic played good, but his attitude leaves alot to be desired.

Gulbis needs to work on his patience a bit more.

seljanin
08-01-2008, 09:49 PM
Pretty weak match from Gulbis..

Hmm... somewhere in one of my shelves I had a book named "How to construct points in tennis for dummies". I think I'll hand it over to Ernests, when he will be back in Latvia :)

Karolina_Sprem
08-01-2008, 09:50 PM
Djokovic played good, but his attitude leaves alot to be desired.

Gulbis needs to work on his patience a bit more.

I agree... Watched him in Zagreb this year... IMO more talented then Cilic but also very unstable as a player...

Congrat to Djokovic...

finishingmove
08-01-2008, 09:51 PM
strong performance

Andi-M
08-01-2008, 09:51 PM
Yeah Gulbis looked really stupid out there. His game is still raw and needs alot of work but what talent he has.

I was impressed with Novak today he is almost back to his best. Almost.

~Maya~
08-01-2008, 09:57 PM
Good job Nole. I am glad to see emotions.
Kitinov:hug: I know that Nole's win was very hard for you to handle

CassL
08-01-2008, 10:03 PM
Good job. Hope he's getting his groove back.

Pepi.
08-01-2008, 10:03 PM
Ernests :sad:

but...Nole :yeah:

Xenosys
08-01-2008, 10:03 PM
Well, that was more comprehensive that I thought it'd be. Was hopin Gulbis could have pushed Djoko to a third set. Good job anyway Novak. :)

dylan24
08-01-2008, 10:04 PM
take this fucking title novak.
someone needs to stop nadal

oranges
08-01-2008, 10:05 PM
Erno :( Djokovic played well, but not that good that more of a fight wouldn't be in order.

Sunset of Age
08-01-2008, 10:06 PM
Djokovic played good, but his attitude leaves alot to be desired.

Yes, he did seem to lose his temper at quite a few occasions. He surely must keep his head a lot cooler tomorrow, else he is TOAST.

Gulbis needs to work on his patience a bit more.

Obviously, but hey, the fellow is just nineteen... he will learn.

Anyway, congrats to Djoko for the victory, and kudos to Ernie for a very impressive run here at Cincy! :hatoff:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 10:07 PM
take this fucking title novak.
someone needs to stop nadal

Blimey - can we have that in blood?

Better but Nole's not at his best yet and his head is still messed.

~Maya~
08-01-2008, 10:13 PM
Yes, he did seem to lose his temper at quite a few occasions. He surely must keep his head a lot cooler tomorrow, else he is TOAST.



Obviously, but hey, the fellow is just nineteen... he will learn.

Anyway, congrats to Djoko for the victory, and kudos to Ernie for a very impressive run here at Cincy! :hatoff:

He is more likely to win with this temper than without it. He is an emotional guy. When there is no emotions being expressed, there is a problem

Damn
08-01-2008, 10:15 PM
Gulbis has zero patience and always finishes the matches playing like a ballbasher. He's not a Junior anymore, he should remember that. Also he's a mental midget, he just was going to be broken and that's all, he was broken twice.

Djokovic is one of the most stupid players ever, that "C'MON" after the break in the second set just demonstrates that he's a prick.

PS: They both have throwed their rackets, completely unnecessary. They want to attract attention and that's why thay act in such an infantile and idiotic way. Pathetic and irrespectful.

Kitty de Sade
08-01-2008, 10:16 PM
Regular day at the office for Djokovic.

Gulbis was nursing a knee injury in this match, yeah? :scratch:

Manon
08-01-2008, 10:17 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.

Come again? Did I hear sawan's 'only I know tennis' opinion?

finishingmove
08-01-2008, 10:18 PM
Gulbis has zero patience and always finishes the matches playing like a ballbasher. He's not a Junior anymore, he should remember that. Also he's a mental midget, he just was going to be broken and that's all, he was broken twice.

Djokovic is one of the most stupid players ever, that "C'MON" after the break in the second set just demonstrates that he's a prick.

PS: They both have throwed their rackets, completely unnecessary. They want to attract attention and that's why thay act in such an infantile and idiotic way. Pathetic and irrespectful.

can u smell that...? ah roasted pig.

:awww:

cocrcici
08-01-2008, 10:18 PM
Gulbis has zero patience and always finishes the matches playing like a ballbasher. He's not a Junior anymore, he should remember that. Also he's a mental midget, he just was going to be broken and that's all, he was broken twice.

Djokovic is one of the most stupid players ever, that "C'MON" after the break in the second set just demonstrates that he's a prick.

PS: They both have throwed their rackets, completely unnecessary. They want to attract attention and that's why thay act in such an infantile and idiotic way. Pathetic and irrespectful.



WRONG

Manon
08-01-2008, 10:21 PM
Gulbis has zero patience and always finishes the matches playing like a ballbasher. He's not a Junior anymore, he should remember that. Also he's a mental midget, he just was going to be broken and that's all, he was broken twice.

Djokovic is one of the most stupid players ever, that "C'MON" after the break in the second set just demonstrates that he's a prick.

PS: They both have throwed their rackets, completely unnecessary. They want to attract attention and that's why thay act in such an infantile and idiotic way. Pathetic and irrespectful.

You're still here? Novak never, since he was born, told C'mon you Glory or how call guys you here? PS is not yours. Or yes, yours with your other nick here.

Sunset of Age
08-01-2008, 10:21 PM
He is more likely to win with this temper than without it. He is an emotional guy. When there is no emotions being expressed, there is a problem

You may well be right here, I don't know. But most usually, getting pissed off like Djoko did during this match only leads to losing your concentration, and if there's ONE thing you shouldn't do when playing Rafa, it's exactly THAT.

Gulbis was nursing a knee injury in this match, yeah? :scratch:

He was, but I don't think it was anything really serious.

DhammaTiger
08-01-2008, 10:21 PM
Congratulations to Novak. I am happy he proved me wrong and one. Now there is no stopping him to getting the title. As much as I hate it when rafa loses, but for me Djokovic is the favourite. I am happy if Rafa makes it to the semi's anything beyond that is a bonus.

~Maya~
08-01-2008, 10:23 PM
Gulbis has zero patience and always finishes the matches playing like a ballbasher. He's not a Junior anymore, he should remember that. Also he's a mental midget, he just was going to be broken and that's all, he was broken twice.

Djokovic is one of the most stupid players ever, that "C'MON" after the break in the second set just demonstrates that he's a prick.

PS: They both have throwed their rackets, completely unnecessary. They want to attract attention and that's why thay act in such an infantile and idiotic way. Pathetic and irrespectful.

Yeah, He is so stupid he is never going to make top 100

Lee
08-01-2008, 10:26 PM
Gulbis has zero patience and always finishes the matches playing like a ballbasher. He's not a Junior anymore, he should remember that. Also he's a mental midget, he just was going to be broken and that's all, he was broken twice.

Djokovic is one of the most stupid players ever, that "C'MON" after the break in the second set just demonstrates that he's a prick.

PS: They both have throwed their rackets, completely unnecessary. They want to attract attention and that's why thay act in such an infantile and idiotic way. Pathetic and irrespectful.

:haha:

sanshisan
08-01-2008, 10:26 PM
Gulbis has zero patience and always finishes the matches playing like a ballbasher. He's not a Junior anymore, he should remember that. Also he's a mental midget, he just was going to be broken and that's all, he was broken twice.

Djokovic is one of the most stupid players ever, that "C'MON" after the break in the second set just demonstrates that he's a prick.

PS: They both have throwed their rackets, completely unnecessary. They want to attract attention and that's why thay act in such an infantile and idiotic way. Pathetic and irrespectful.

Gulbis and Djokovic are INFANTILE??? `They both have THROWED their rackets'. `Pathetic and Iresspectful'??

What a clown.

MaryX
08-01-2008, 10:27 PM
can u smell that...? ah roasted pig.

:lol:

It doesn't matter what he does, there is always something to dig up as unpleasant behaviour, and now it's his c'mon :rolleyes: .Maybe robot would be more satisfactory?
Anyway, nice and important win.
Where is kitinov?He must add something brilliant.

seljanin
08-01-2008, 10:29 PM
He was, but I don't think it was anything really serious.

Well, actually his knee has problems since the Davis Cup tie in Macedonia, which was in February. It got a bit more severe after Wimby. That's why he didn't participate in Bastad and wasn't doing anything tennis-related in the time period of 2 weeks after Wimby. I think there were no very serious problems, but perhaps he's feeling his knee a bit after 4 matches on hard court within 5 days.

I think it'll be alright. He needs to rest his knees a little bit. However, he wouldn't have done better today even he had no problems with the knees at all.

FedFan_2007
08-01-2008, 10:29 PM
Both mugs.

FedFan_2007
08-01-2008, 10:30 PM
Expect NaDULL to deliver a severe beatdown on Djoker, 6-0, 6-0.

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 10:30 PM
Gulbis has zero patience and always finishes the matches playing like a ballbasher. He's not a Junior anymore, he should remember that. Also he's a mental midget, he just was going to be broken and that's all, he was broken twice.

Djokovic is one of the most stupid players ever, that "C'MON" after the break in the second set just demonstrates that he's a prick.

PS: They both have throwed their rackets, completely unnecessary. They want to attract attention and that's why thay act in such an infantile and idiotic way. Pathetic and irrespectful.

Thanks for the positive thoughts. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

Spes
08-01-2008, 10:34 PM
It was an okay match, lots of WTA-esque tennis from Gulbis. No strategy in sight.

Just glad Djoker found a way to win, which is sometimes tough against guys like Ernie that give you no rhythm. Aside from the one outburst, he stayed very focused. All the best against Rafa, man. :yeah:

By the way, I completely agree about Novak needing to be emotional to play well. He isn't going to be the type that can just forget about a bad shot and move on. He is the type of player that expresses his anger about missed shots but is then able to re-focus and learn from his mistakes. Great for such a young guy.

kalisita
08-01-2008, 10:34 PM
Well, actually his knee has problems since the Davis Cup tie in Macedonia, which was in February. It got a bit more severe after Wimby. That's why he didn't participate in Bastad and wasn't doing anything tennis-related in the time period of 2 weeks after Wimby. I think there were no very serious problems, but perhaps he's feeling his knee a bit after 4 matches on hard court within 5 days.

I think it'll be alright. He needs to rest his knees a little bit. However, he wouldn't have done better today even he had no problems with the knees at all.

I think that's true. I thought Gulbis was surprised by how focused and well Djokovic played today. I think he thought, given how tight the FO match was, that he was going to be able to control the match more or atleast stay closer then he did on a hard court.

Sunset of Age
08-01-2008, 10:35 PM
Well, actually his knee has problems since the Davis Cup tie in Macedonia, which was in February. It got a bit more severe after Wimby. That's why he didn't participate in Bastad and wasn't doing anything tennis-related in the time period of 2 weeks after Wimby. I think there were no very serious problems, but perhaps he's feeling his knee a bit after 4 matches on hard court within 5 days.

I think it'll be alright. He needs to rest his knees a little bit. However, he wouldn't have done better today even he had no problems with the knees at all.

Thanks for the information. Didn't know anything about that, quite nasty to hear that such a young fellow is already feeling trouble with his knees. :(

choppaa
08-01-2008, 10:37 PM
:lol:

It doesn't matter what he does, there is always something to dig up as unpleasant behaviour, and now it's his c'mon :rolleyes: .Maybe robot would be more satisfactory?
Anyway, nice and important win.
Where is kitinov?He must add something brilliant.

Yeah, very strange, I thought Kita was more consistent in being first to post in Novak's threads, quite strange without his smart remarks. But oh well...

Spes
08-01-2008, 10:37 PM
Gulbis has zero patience and always finishes the matches playing like a ballbasher. He's not a Junior anymore, he should remember that. Also he's a mental midget, he just was going to be broken and that's all, he was broken twice.

Djokovic is one of the most stupid players ever, that "C'MON" after the break in the second set just demonstrates that he's a prick.

PS: They both have throwed their rackets, completely unnecessary. They want to attract attention and that's why thay act in such an infantile and idiotic way. Pathetic and irrespectful.

You are right, Novak is the first person ever to yell encouragement to himself when winning an important game. I have never seen Nadal, Ferrer, Roddick, etc. do any of that. He should be banned from the tour.

I guess he must be the first one to throw his racquet as well. That attention seeking drama queen. :rolleyes:

Seriously, you guys just love grasping at straws. You could probably make a living out of it if you tried hard enough.

tangerine_dream
08-01-2008, 10:39 PM
Novak still isn't looking impressive at all and he wears this weariness expression too much lately. He better snap out of it otherwise Rafa's going to cream him.

Gulbis intrigues me. I will have to jump on his bandwagon soon, I hope there's still room.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/avypics/bandwagon.gif

Spes
08-01-2008, 10:41 PM
Novak still isn't looking impressive at all and he wears this weariness expression too much lately. He better snap out of it otherwise Rafa's going to cream him.

Gulbis intrigues me, I will have to jump on his bandwagon soon, hope there's still room. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/avypics/bandwagon.gif

I've been saying for a while now about this just look of weariness and just how passive he has looked. Slowly but surely he is starting to get out of it, I think. Just in time too.

rocketassist
08-01-2008, 10:44 PM
Just too stable from Djokovic. He pushed more than attacked and against Erno, pushing (unless your name's Boredo) causes him headaches. Spot on tactics.

Erno needs to be a little more patient and learn construction is the name of the game, he still has the touch and hands to learn this, he's only 19.

choppaa
08-01-2008, 10:44 PM
Expect NaDULL to deliver a severe beatdown on Djoker, 6-0, 6-0.

No, bagels are reserved for Roger exclusively, because Nadal really respects Roger that much. Why would he give it to someone that bad like Djoker.

happy928
08-01-2008, 10:46 PM
Andrew x Nole Parlay

:woohoo:

Manon
08-01-2008, 10:49 PM
Just too stable from Djokovic.

Thank you.

MaryX
08-01-2008, 10:50 PM
Gulbis intrigues me. I will have to jump on his bandwagon soon, I hope there's still room.

I agree.Promissing and lovable guy.

Yeah, very strange, I thought Kita was more consistent in being first to post in Novak's threads, quite strange without his smart remarks. But oh well...
Shame that Kevin Anderson couldn't make it to the round 2 :shrug:

rocketassist
08-01-2008, 10:55 PM
Thank you.

I will usually call him by his name if he's playing against my favourite because I'm not bitter if he beats them.

LinkMage
08-01-2008, 11:01 PM
Djokovic is one of the most stupid players ever, that "C'MON" after the break in the second set just demonstrates that he's a prick.





Yes, because your precious Rafito never shouts "Vamos!" and starts jumping like a schizophrenic monkey doing fist pumps when he wins important points.

xelena
08-01-2008, 11:07 PM
choppaa, MaryX, lately mods hate me they're deleting my posts:( but I must cover for Kita ...

Faker won it, as usual...

He was cheating.. it was obvious.. at one stage he look too high in the sky and at another moment he scratched his knee in a sneaky way..Fakervic did it again.

Gulbis ,Seppi,boleli were thrown out of their rythm and momentum. huh:(

Bernard Black
08-01-2008, 11:11 PM
Good win for Djokovic, I expected this to be much more of a struggle.

xelena
08-01-2008, 11:11 PM
Yeah LinkMage , but those Rafa "vamos" screams

http://z.about.com/d/healing/1/0/6/O/gtotem_hippopotamus.jpg

fists, biceps show offs are sophisticated, done with a tact, classy...

Faker does it in a fake way... tries to win the match by intimidation or who knows....

Greatness
08-01-2008, 11:11 PM
Good clean strokes by Djokovic; good win, but still far from his best.

GlennMirnyi
08-01-2008, 11:12 PM
Another clown who bends over to Faker. :rolleyes:

xelena
08-01-2008, 11:13 PM
Still I must say that even though Novak's game improved a bit in terms of running after the ball, foreseeing, anticipation.. I still cant see how could he take a set of Raf.A. :)

opeth84
08-01-2008, 11:19 PM
Good job Novak :yeah:

Gulbis has all the weapons to be a big player he just needs to work more on a gameplan and have an idea of what he really wants to do out there and how he needs to get it done. A quarterfinal in a masters series loss while keeping the score respectable is hardly a clown performance :rolleyes:

MaryX
08-01-2008, 11:45 PM
I still cant see how could he take a set of Raf.A.
neither do I.but I can see him takes two :D

JimmyV
08-01-2008, 11:52 PM
Well that was a disappointing match.

choppaa
08-02-2008, 12:02 AM
Another clown who bends over to Faker. :rolleyes:

Well, your dear Steppa didn't bend over to Faker but it's a shame he usually bends over to wussies like Feliciano Lopez and others. :devil:

dzoni
08-02-2008, 12:34 AM
ohhh the irony of it all.. It's up to Novak now to defend his "best" friend's pride, honour, and position..:D Even funnier is that the die hard Novak haters (or "Federer fans", as they call themselves) will be cheering for him tomorrow probably harder than the Novak faithful.

Funny how the world turns and things change. Or for Federer, a little bit of, "sh*t really hitting the fan". Nole might still pull the plug and stop the retriever, don't worry Fed..;)

JolánGagó
08-02-2008, 12:40 AM
Hideous match, or rather half match because I fell asleep after first set.

GlennMirnyi
08-02-2008, 12:44 AM
Well, your dear Steppa didn't bend over to Faker but it's a shame he usually bends over to wussies like Feliciano Lopez and others. :devil:

Losing in 3 is hardly bending over mate.

Time to learn some stuff about tennis.

choppaa
08-02-2008, 01:29 AM
Losing in 3 is hardly bending over mate.

Time to learn some stuff about tennis.

But still, F.Lopez?

Maybe, but I'm sure I'll not learn any stuff from you, mate.

guga2120
08-02-2008, 02:26 AM
Novak, for the first time this summer looked like he did early this year.

Lopez
08-02-2008, 04:48 AM
Don't men usually bend over for Feli Lopez anyway :confused:?

He's got the moves off court, maybe some of it leaks on court :devil:

octatennis
08-02-2008, 05:30 AM
i have seen both matches between these two, and in both they have played mughorrible,it seems like they have phobia with each other, it is real they play really bad when they meet at tournaments.

schorsch
08-02-2008, 06:04 AM
well its always tough playing against someone you grew up with...

groundstroke
08-02-2008, 09:11 AM
Gublis the talented balbasher..