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AO R1: [3] Djokovic def. Stoppini 6-2, 6-3, 7-5

MIMIC
01-19-2009, 04:48 AM
Not an awe-inspiring start for the Serb. He was down 0-4 in the 3rd but fought fought back to even it at 5-all.

The switching of the shirts at the handshake was a little....different :lol:

34 winners, 27 UEs. -- 7/18 in break points

finishingmove
01-19-2009, 04:49 AM
nice effort from the PMG

Rumour
01-19-2009, 04:52 AM
Stoppini totally let Djokovic off the hook in that third set :o Only caught parts of the match but what I saw, along with following the scoreline (not to mention the Serb's results going back to last year), did not inspire much confidence in a successful title defence :tape:

Voo de Mar
01-19-2009, 04:57 AM
Similar opening match to last year's one, Djokovic was close to be two breaks down and two points away from dropping the set then:

AO '08: 1R Becker 6-0 6-2 7-6(5)... *0:2 (15-40) in the third, 5:5 in the TB
AO '09: 1R Stoppini 6-2 6-3 7-5... 0:4 in the third, 3:5, 4:5* (30-30)

*Ljubica*
01-19-2009, 04:58 AM
Congrats Nole, but I was not too impressed :unsure: Come on Nole - please focus more and cut out the ridiculous unforced errors.

Lee
01-19-2009, 04:58 AM
It's more Stoppini losing the match.

dusk
01-19-2009, 05:01 AM
Djokovic fell asleep again.

peterparker
01-19-2009, 05:19 AM
Serve looked great. solid performance by the djoker.

Voo de Mar
01-19-2009, 05:20 AM
Stoppini looks like an Australian not an Italian. Poor technically player, it's sad for tennis he defeated Agassi :o Andre probably played one out of 5 worst matches in career.

nkhera1
01-19-2009, 05:44 AM
The forehand looked a bit iffy at points but its way too early to tell anything. He picked up his level there after going down 0-4. He will have to play better though against Chardy.

HattonWBA
01-19-2009, 12:45 PM
he also swiched shirts with ljubo after beating him but yh different, well done novak

rocketassist
01-19-2009, 12:52 PM
Can't believe the great Andre Agassi lost to a club player like this guy.

Dini
01-19-2009, 12:54 PM
Well done Nole...give credit where its due I say, but this makes Federer's match look good in comparision. He had a much tougher opponent in Seppi and hit 45 or so winners and never got his serve broken.

ReturnWinner
01-19-2009, 01:03 PM
Stoppini looks like an Australian not an Italian. Poor technically player, it's sad for tennis he defeated Agassi :o Andre probably played one out of 5 worst matches in career.

indeed Washington was Agassi's penultime tournament.

Arkulari
01-19-2009, 01:16 PM
never in doubt for Djoker, he still looks a bit uncomfortable with his new racquet :unsure:

ORGASMATRON
01-19-2009, 02:57 PM
Djoker 4-0 down in the thrid but still takes the set 7-5. Not bad for a 'Djoke'...

ORGASMATRON
01-19-2009, 02:59 PM
Can't believe the great Andre Agassi lost to a club player like this guy.

I can...he lost to many club players in his career, including Dough Flach at Wimby one year :haha:

Venle
01-19-2009, 02:59 PM
This was one of these ups and downs ;)

Happy that Nole won, though

BIGMARAT
01-19-2009, 03:38 PM
first time I saw Nole play in 2009 and did he just changed his racket to head?

Damn- I just switched to Kblade 93 last December.

sawan66278
01-19-2009, 04:51 PM
Djokovic looks very UNINTERESTED...and, from his comments, you sense he was humbled last year...and is trying to figure out what to do. Becoming #1 was NOT a foregone conclusion as he thought...and its clear, along with the insanely stupid decision to switch racquets for cash...that he is dealing with the pressure by almost going through the motions.

If he plays like this, he'll be out early...

What he may need to do is go back and get his old sticks...and paint them to look like the Head racquet...like Boris Becker did back in the day.

Arkulari
01-19-2009, 06:51 PM
I agree with you sawan, after all he did it with his shoes in Wimby, so why not the racquet? ;)

http://www.cnbc.com/id/25346774

malisha
01-19-2009, 06:57 PM
disgusting performance from onedimensional player

i expected Italian not to win more then 4-5 games top...but Joker is awful these days...hell be out till Sunday if lucky

StanShapkar
01-19-2009, 07:56 PM
disgusting performance from onedimensional player

i expected Italian not to win more then 4-5 games top...but Joker is awful these days...hell be out till Sunday if lucky
With the draw he has, he is not going away until 1/4 finals.
And you are right, he is far away from last year's form.

meihaditalab
01-19-2009, 07:58 PM
Easy win for the joker... haha