Sydney Rd 2 - Djokovic def Mathieu 6-1 6-2

01-14-2009, 01:27 AM
Seems like a good match from Djoko. At least the scoreline suggests so.

01-14-2009, 01:28 AM
LinkMage, is that you?

01-14-2009, 01:29 AM
In the poll, MTF had Mathieu winning :retard:

Novak BLITZED Mathieu.

01-14-2009, 01:30 AM
PHM was piss poor, had 9% winnings percentage on his second serve at one point LoL

01-14-2009, 01:32 AM
very good by Novak, backhand was just sizzling :D
much better performance and something to hope for in Melbourne :angel:

01-14-2009, 01:33 AM
LinkMage, is that you?

No LinkMage here, why do you ask? I am just....skywalker

01-14-2009, 01:37 AM
That was quite an impressive display from Djokovic. Looks like he got more pop up with the new racquet, great speed and also good depth on groundies. If he can play like this in AO he is definitely the favorite at least equally with Murray and Federer. Mathieu made few mistakes here and there but in general he did not played bad, simply Novak was far more superior on court today. But I have no doubts that Djokovic will tank the first tougher match in Sydney anyway.

01-14-2009, 01:41 AM
:O :O :O i tho it would of been closer :S

01-14-2009, 01:48 AM
PHM is supposed suffering from stomach pain but Djokovic is definitely smoking on both wings.

01-14-2009, 01:51 AM
he's a threat in AO, as no one expects him to win.

01-14-2009, 01:52 AM
good win :yeah:

01-14-2009, 01:57 AM
Get to Melbourne and take a day off Paulo. :hug:

01-14-2009, 02:22 AM
Very nice Nole...looked great out there:yeah:

01-14-2009, 02:33 AM

Snoo Foo
01-14-2009, 03:15 AM
Nole was :worship: PHM was not moving well at all, letting a lot of balls go, he had the trainer out a couple times for stomach pain, so he was either suffering physically and/or else gave up the ghost fairly early on.

01-14-2009, 03:39 AM
I guess somebody got him a Wilson blade, painted white.

01-14-2009, 03:51 AM
Nole is back in business

01-14-2009, 04:11 AM
I didn't see the match but it seems Mathieu broke Djokovic 3 times. So he didn't hold throughout the match? How pathetic.

01-14-2009, 04:18 AM
I didn't see the match but it seems Mathieu broke Djokovic 3 times. So he didn't hold throughout the match? How pathetic.

No. Djokovic was not broken.

01-14-2009, 04:28 AM
:haha: cyrusking having a bad day
Novak :yeah:

bad gambler
01-14-2009, 05:13 AM
Very sharp from Djokovic today especially his backhand.

Will be tough to beat this week.

01-14-2009, 05:15 AM

01-14-2009, 07:13 AM
Yup, the Djoker is back. Cant keep a good man down.

01-14-2009, 07:20 AM
Dispite Nole's first round loss a few days ago in his last tourny, i see him being a big condender for the number 2 spot this season

01-14-2009, 07:23 AM
Keep it up Djokovic :D!

01-14-2009, 09:46 AM
Maybe Paulo was still suffering from his Birthday celebrations. ;)

01-14-2009, 10:04 AM
As I said don't write off the defending champion of AO!

01-14-2009, 10:26 AM
zero insults on nole's account?mtf becomes peaceful place with normal discussions or it's just self-deceiving?

wtg nole:banana:

01-14-2009, 10:30 AM
Mathieu... :lol:

01-14-2009, 01:51 PM
:haha: cyrusking having a bad day
Novak :yeah:

No. Eurosport article claimed that Mathieu broke Novak 3 times. Dang it :)

01-14-2009, 03:34 PM
Could of won more games. :o
That's the second loss in a row with 3 games won. :o PHM rarely gets beaten like this.

Maybe Paulo was still suffering from his Birthday celebrations. ;)
Could be :o

Rafa = Fed Killa
01-14-2009, 03:52 PM
Return of the true AO Champion

01-14-2009, 04:49 PM (

01-14-2009, 05:28 PM
I wouldn´t read too much into this result. Even if both players were playing at their best, Nole would probably win pretty easily, but I´m guessing Mathieu thought his chances were slim to begin with, so he decided not to put up too much of a fight, and to take the rest of the week easy and prepare for the AO. Nole needs more match practice, so no surprise if he goes deep here.
The reason why I don´t bet on matches right before a GS event, is because you never know if someone actually wants to win the match or not.