WR1: Novak Djokovic (3) - Olivier Rochus 3:2 (4:6, 6:3, 3:6, 6:4, 6:2) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

WR1: Novak Djokovic (3) - Olivier Rochus 3:2 (4:6, 6:3, 3:6, 6:4, 6:2)

theblejach
06-21-2010, 09:58 PM
Tennis Drama!!!

;)

MIMIC
06-21-2010, 09:59 PM
Upset

djwebby
06-21-2010, 09:59 PM
Lol and that is only the first round. Shame on you Djokman.

rocketassist
06-21-2010, 10:00 PM
This was a good match overall and a bit of history (ended at 2258 BST) the latest ever finish at the Championships.

Djokovic played his A game in the 5th after Rochus went 2-0 up. Not a choke like Falla's.

maxxo
06-21-2010, 10:00 PM
highly entertaining indoor grass smoking drama

Wolfy
06-21-2010, 10:01 PM
Rochus wasn't The Batman.
Joker survives anotherday.

Smoke944
06-21-2010, 10:01 PM
The mugginess on display today has been at times simply astounding. Atrocious BP conversion by Oli and after he went up a break in the fifth he was outplayed, oh well.
Boy have things changed in two years. His camp were celebrating like he just won another slam! :lol:

henke007
06-21-2010, 10:01 PM
How this sorry excuse of a top 3 player can MUG his way out of this with 50% 1st serves and 11 Df.s is beyond me. He belongs at the WTA tour!!

l_mac
06-21-2010, 10:02 PM
:lol:

Nole's on court behaviour is abhorrent. And his box - :tape:

I don't care for Rochus, and don't understand why Nole has such issues with him.

federernadalfan
06-21-2010, 10:02 PM
nasty nasty match
atrocious
can't believe rochus managed to lose this.

allpro
06-21-2010, 10:02 PM
this was the best opening day at wimbledon that i can recall :worship:

nole working on his sliding techniques on grass :lol: :smash:

Smoke944
06-21-2010, 10:03 PM
:lol:

Nole's on court behaviour is abhorrent. And his box - :tape:

I don't care for Rochus, and don't understand why Nole has such issues with him.

His celebrating is rather painful to watch.

e476
06-21-2010, 10:03 PM
Good for Novak for getting through, but lots of kudos to Olivier - great job!

federernadalfan
06-21-2010, 10:04 PM
and his box has remained annoying over the years. quite a job really...:lol:

Certinfy
06-21-2010, 10:05 PM
Most entertaining match for ages!

Nole :yeah: So great to see glimpses of your brilliance :drool:

Oli :hug:

cocrcici
06-21-2010, 10:06 PM
His celebrating is rather painful to watch.

For You:)

Drikke
06-21-2010, 10:06 PM
Rochus played well in only 1 set: the 4th which he lost, Djoko really gave oli 2 sets as a present. He will loose before QF for sure

Spes
06-21-2010, 10:07 PM
NOVAK FOREVER. :worship: :worship: :worship:


So good from 02* in the fifth. Really high quality tennis from that point on.

Noleta
06-21-2010, 10:07 PM
Glad he's still in it,though i hope he can improve,that was painful to watch.

tangerine_dream
06-21-2010, 10:08 PM
Great match to end the day. Congrats to Novak for finding a way to win.

Ollie was control of the match for the most part, until he pissed Novak off, hehe.

arm
06-21-2010, 10:08 PM
How this sorry excuse of a top 3 player can MUG his way out of this with 50% 1st serves and 11 Df.s is beyond me. He belongs at the WTA tour!!

shut up fedfan2007. :baby:

He did not lose a 5 setter :eek:, I'll take it. :rolls:

The number of winners is impressive. (And so is the number o UEs :tape:)

Bart.
06-21-2010, 10:08 PM
Oli :sobbing:

Novak's brother is such a little brat :o

scoobs
06-21-2010, 10:10 PM
Can Rafa and Murray complete the quartet tomorrow and get dragged into 5 setters?

l_mac
06-21-2010, 10:12 PM
Can Rafa and Murray complete the quartet tomorrow and get dragged into 5 setters?

Rafa for sure, but Murray will have to make a Feder-esque effort to get dragged to 5.

Kubecki
06-21-2010, 10:12 PM
Only few glimpses of brilliance, unfortunately :( What do you think about his chances in this Championships?

tektonac
06-21-2010, 10:13 PM
c'mon Nole you can do better than that.

Jade Fox
06-21-2010, 10:13 PM
Can Rafa and Murray complete the quartet tomorrow and get dragged into 5 setters?

If that happens they could be a singing group: The Five Set Quartet!

Naturally Roger would insist on singing lead. :o

allpro
06-21-2010, 10:14 PM
centre court with the roof closed is breathtaking, spectacular. the wonderful lighting and sonorous acoustics make it the world’s greatest indoor court as well......

"oh bliss! bliss and heaven! it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh.”



http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8702/centrecourta.jpg
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8711/centrecourtnight.jpg

Noleta
06-21-2010, 10:14 PM
If that happens they could be a singing group: The Five Set Quartet!

Naturally Roger would insist on singing lead. :o

:lol::rolls::lol:

Only few glimpses of brilliance, unfortunately :( What do you think about his chances in this Championships?

Big fat zero:)

tektonac
06-21-2010, 10:14 PM
Oli :sobbing:

Novak's brother is such a little brat :o

brat in serbian means brother and you are totally right, he is his little brother ;)

Sophocles
06-21-2010, 10:15 PM
Highly entertaining match. Unsurprising it was close, given that Rochus, a talented shotmaker who might have had a shot at the Top 10 if he'd been a few inches taller, has winning record against Djokovic & knows how to play on grass, but it was good to see Djoko firing aces and return winners, playing some good aggressive groundstrokes & coming up with his best stuff when he really needed it. With any luck he has taken a step out of his slump.

Andi-M
06-21-2010, 10:16 PM
Really enjoyable match. The quality had peaks and troths but Nole really showed some good tennis in the 5th. His serving is terrible though he'll do well to get past 4R unless he improves.

Match was played in a great spirit. Im a fan of late night Wimbledon Muz- Wawa last year now this match :yeah:

theblejach
06-21-2010, 10:18 PM
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/715/89414530.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/i/89414530.jpg/)


17 aces / 96 winners...

born_on_clay
06-21-2010, 10:19 PM
what's wrong with Nole ?
where is his form ?

KarlyM
06-21-2010, 10:20 PM
Nole winning ugly again... :unsure:

Very entertaining match. :) This is the most exciting opening day for high seeds in quite awhile.

Noleta
06-21-2010, 10:20 PM
^^Not bad,shame about those 12 df,some of them were at crucial moments:o

Time Violation
06-21-2010, 10:21 PM
How this sorry excuse of a top 3 player can MUG his way out of this with 50% 1st serves and 11 Df.s is beyond me.

He can because he is top 3 :)

munZe konZa
06-21-2010, 10:27 PM
HOw can he almost lose to this bald small guy?
He is so bad and always want to play as bad as his competition

Noleta
06-21-2010, 10:31 PM
HOw can he almost lose to this bald small guy?
He is so bad and always want to play as bad as his competition

That bald guy was returning every shot:)But i do agree he's not consistent at all:rolleyes:

asmazif
06-21-2010, 10:38 PM
96 winners? pretty unbelievable from watching the match... anyone, well done for finding a way through Nole.

Pirata.
06-21-2010, 10:42 PM
If that happens they could be a singing group: The Five Set Quartet!

Naturally Roger would insist on singing lead. :o

:haha:

Absolutely muggish from the top seeds on grass this year. Nole :o

Vida
06-21-2010, 10:43 PM
nobody in his right mind can say djokovic isnt a fighter :scared:

now though rochus is by no means a bad player, I feel novak should be spending less time on court against him.

Clydey
06-21-2010, 10:44 PM
I still don't know how Djokovic has remained the world number 3. It seems like he has been abysmal for 2 years and he's still in the top 3 despite his relative mediocrity.

star
06-21-2010, 10:45 PM
Djoko :smash:

Crazy boy.

rubbERR
06-21-2010, 10:47 PM
I still don't know how Djokovic has remained the world number 3. It seems like he has been abysmal for 2 years and he's still in the top 3 despite his relative mediocrity.

because all guys behind him has been "sucking" more than him, damn youre genius

cocrcici
06-21-2010, 10:47 PM
I still don't know how Djokovic has remained the world number 3. It seems like he has been abysmal for 2 years and he's still in the top 3 despite his relative mediocrity.

IT'S A KINDA MAGIC!:lol:

Certinfy
06-21-2010, 10:47 PM
I still don't know how Djokovic has remained the world number 3. It seems like he has been abysmal for 2 years and he's still in the top 3 despite his relative mediocrity.I've been thinking the exact same thing for quite a while now, credit to him though, shows how good he is while playing shit. However it does make me wonder how much he could of achieved these last 2 years had he kept up his early 2008 form.

Clydey
06-21-2010, 10:49 PM
I've been thinking the exact same thing for quite a while now, credit to him though, shows how good he is while playing shit. However it does make me wonder how much he could of achieved these last 2 years had he kept up his early 2008 form.

Precisely. When you compare his AO 2008 form to this, you have to wonder what he could have achieved. All things considered, it's astonishing that he is still near the top.

HKz
06-21-2010, 10:51 PM
:lol:

Nole's on court behaviour is abhorrent. And his box - :tape:

I don't care for Rochus, and don't understand why Nole has such issues with him.

His height? :confused:

Sophocles
06-21-2010, 10:52 PM
I guess he hasn't had any bad injuries forcing him to miss weeks of play, whereas several of the players chasing him have.

Clydey
06-21-2010, 10:56 PM
I guess he hasn't had any bad injuries forcing him to miss weeks of play, whereas several of the players chasing him have.

I suppose that would explain it to some extent. I imagine he'll drop a few places during the coming hardcourt season, however. I don't see him defending those points.

Marc23
06-21-2010, 11:00 PM
brat in serbian means brother and you are totally right, he is his little brother ;)

:rolls:

Vida
06-21-2010, 11:00 PM
because all guys behind him has been "sucking" more than him, damn youre genius

exactly. its really not rocket science. no matter how djokovic appears to be playing badly, those guys are even worse.

one can only imagine what would happen if djokovic starts playing to his potential.

MIMIC
06-21-2010, 11:02 PM
I only saw the last 2 sets. I didn't know that Rochus lead in the H2H. Djoker played OK but still no where near good form. I've completely written him until the U.S. Open so I'm prepared to see him lose any day now.

madmax
06-21-2010, 11:03 PM
Mugathon:yawn:

Sophocles
06-21-2010, 11:04 PM
I suppose that would explain it to some extent. I imagine he'll drop a few places during the coming hardcourt season, however. I don't see him defending those points.

We'll see. That's normally the best part of his season, & I personally don't think his slump will last for ever. He'll be glad to have won a close match against an opponent he has trouble with, & that could give him enough confidence to make a decent run here, which would be a springboard for the rest of the season. Hewitt is the main obstacle to that.

Clydey
06-21-2010, 11:04 PM
exactly. its really not rocket science. no matter how djokovic appears to be playing badly, those guys are even worse.

one can only imagine what would happen if djokovic starts playing to his potential.

"Those guys" have higher peaks. Djokovic is seemingly subsisting on a steady diet of Quarter Finals.

tektonac
06-21-2010, 11:16 PM
Mugathon:yawn:

madmax from tennis-x, maltezer1/maxi from tennis talk?

Matt01
06-21-2010, 11:19 PM
I still don't know how Djokovic has remained the world number 3. It seems like he has been abysmal for 2 years and he's still in the top 3 despite his relative mediocrity.


Just wait until he gets into form...he'll dominate the tour as he feels ;)

ossie
06-21-2010, 11:19 PM
the djoker finally defeats his nemesis :haha:

Vida
06-21-2010, 11:20 PM
"Those guys" have higher peaks. Djokovic is seemingly subsisting on a steady diet of Quarter Finals.

yeah hes been more consistent that way, thus the ranking. though he had 2 GS semifinals in last 2 years, which all in all is not too bad, but he can really do better.

more and more Im thinking racket change was a big big mistake. he cant hit a flat shoot at all anymore. its like everything he throws is sitting there waiting to be smacked back.

FlameOn
06-21-2010, 11:21 PM
Nole. Why can't you just play good again? :sad:

DuMa
06-22-2010, 12:05 AM
the amount of time it took for the roof to close and turn on the light and THEN another 20 minutes to let the air circulate to get rid of the 'draft' was retarded. Rochus' camp has to be displeased with that.

however in defense of the roof, tennis acoustics and lighting seems wonderful in HD when the roof is closed. very different experience of wimbledon indeed. its gonna take a while to get used to it. but taking 40 odd minutes everytime to close the roof in the middle of a match is gonna be annoying

Topspin Forehand
06-22-2010, 12:06 AM
What a warrior this Djokovic is.

MagicMilan
06-22-2010, 12:16 AM
What a warrior this Djokovic is.
Spartan, no?

misty1
06-22-2010, 12:17 AM
i liked djokovic when i first saw him playing in wimbledon last year but then something about him really started to grind on me and now i cant stand him.The fact that he takes half an hour to serve really pisses me off to.

I was really hoping olivier could pull off the upset

christallh24
06-22-2010, 12:25 AM
Had to bring the drama, huh, Nole? Nice getting through, champ.

Mjau!
06-22-2010, 01:03 AM
Nice comeback. I really hope Nole makes it to a 4th round vs Lleyton.

out_here_grindin
06-22-2010, 02:26 AM
If Novak had not won that last game it would have been called because of the curfew. Too good. Would it be past the ballboys' bedtime?

coonster14
06-22-2010, 03:00 AM
djokovic is losing in the 4th round to hewitt playing at this rate.

.-Federers_Mate-.
06-22-2010, 05:38 AM
Rochus should have finished the job...

Djokovic head is not in it, he is pre madonna and the way he is playing atm as a number 3, is an embarrassment to the game

Nidhogg
06-22-2010, 06:54 AM
Great effort from the biggest fighter on tour. In the end he couldn't get it done, but he didn't look all too dejected anyway. ;)

Dent will need to serve his back in half to get anything done against Djokovic.

gin lemon
06-22-2010, 07:35 AM
djokovic is losing in the 4th round to hewitt playing at this rate.

Playing at this rate he won't get to the 4th round

Langers
06-22-2010, 08:27 AM
Half the people in this thread are muppets. It was a good match, Novak won, deal with it.

Langers
06-22-2010, 08:30 AM
the amount of time it took for the roof to close and turn on the light and THEN another 20 minutes to let the air circulate to get rid of the 'draft' was retarded. Rochus' camp has to be displeased with that.

however in defense of the roof, tennis acoustics and lighting seems wonderful in HD when the roof is closed. very different experience of wimbledon indeed. its gonna take a while to get used to it. but taking 40 odd minutes everytime to close the roof in the middle of a match is gonna be annoying
Agree with this, Rochus had the momentum and the break didn't do him any favours.

I love the roof, it looks great (both for tennis and a TV perspective), but it does take quite a while to be playable once they've decided to close it. It's probably not possible to take any quicker given it's for grass, the lighting ect but it does take quite some time.

bokehlicious
06-22-2010, 08:33 AM
Just wait until he gets into form...he'll dominate the tour as he feels ;)

Sure :lol: :awww: :hug: :lol:

scoobs
06-22-2010, 10:34 AM
Just wait until he gets into form...he'll dominate the tour as he feels ;)
Well it's been over 2 years now so I guess it's due anytime now....

Andi-M
06-22-2010, 11:25 AM
I still don't know how Djokovic has remained the world number 3. It seems like he has been abysmal for 2 years and he's still in the top 3 despite his relative mediocrity.

He's had easy draws in slams and masters allowing him to make QF and SF without having to play well. He has been injury free whereas Potro and Denko haven't. And recently well Murray has sucked worse than him. Hence he has retained no3.

Vida
06-22-2010, 11:33 AM
doesn't matter. djokovic is already dominating with his boyish good looks and charm in aboundance.

and its not a big achievement in this 'weak era'. sadly. federer with his golden bags and feminine features belongs in the WTA really. nadal - bless him - is so inept in english its no wonder he is so focused on on-court stuff. murray? even if he had any charm that run-tooth-run-tooth-run smile is a big obstacle standing in between him and common tennis fan (worshipers excluded).

paseo
06-22-2010, 12:12 PM
doesn't matter. djokovic is already dominating with his boyish good looks and charm in aboundance.

and its not a big achievement in this 'weak era'. sadly. federer with his golden bags and feminine features belongs in the WTA really. nadal - bless him - is so inept in english its no wonder he is so focused on on-court stuff. murray? even if he had any charm that run-tooth-run-tooth-run smile is a big obstacle standing in between him and common tennis fan (worshipers excluded).

You're starting to sound like heya :D

Vida
06-22-2010, 12:46 PM
You're starting to sound like heya :D

oh I wish! heya is one of the finest posters around here.

Nole fan
06-22-2010, 03:30 PM
Half the people in this thread are muppets. It was a good match, Novak won, deal with it.

I agree, same grumblers everytime, please go pester some other player, your obsession with Djoko is nauseating.
He still produces too many DFs and UEs but his winners and aces rates were impressive. When he's on, which I concede it's not most of the time, he's a wonder to watch and reminds me of the reason I was hooked on tennis in the first place.
He just needs to play consistenly the way he did at spells in this match and he'll get back to normal. And all those mugs saying that he hasn't been in good form in two years, how quickly you forget his 2009 clay and end of the season which was fabulous and he displayed some brilliant tennis then.

Nole fan
06-22-2010, 03:31 PM
doesn't matter. djokovic is already dominating with his boyish good looks and charm in aboundance.

and its not a big achievement in this 'weak era'. sadly. federer with his golden bags and feminine features belongs in the WTA really. nadal - bless him - is so inept in english its no wonder he is so focused on on-court stuff. murray? even if he had any charm that run-tooth-run-tooth-run smile is a big obstacle standing in between him and common tennis fan (worshipers excluded).

:haha: