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Cincy R3: Djokovic def. Nalbandian 6-1 7-6(7)

straitup
08-19-2010, 07:29 PM
Tense stuff in the second set, Djokovic was extremely clutch when Nalby had set points, and then David double faulted on MP

Big_Juicy
08-19-2010, 07:29 PM
I love seeing that flattened forehand down the line.

scoobs
08-19-2010, 07:30 PM
4 set points wasted from David, he will be kicking himself

Certinfy
08-19-2010, 07:30 PM
Nalbandian had a few set points and no doubt should of taken at least one. Saying that Djokovic saved 2 set points unbelievably well.

Johnny Groove
08-19-2010, 07:30 PM
Clutch play from Nole in the tiebreak, bad DF to end it from Dave :o

ORGASMATRON
08-19-2010, 07:30 PM
hate this result. dave serves a double on MP after having a set point himself? pathetic.

Mlad
08-19-2010, 07:30 PM
Horrible match from David. Too many UEs

TennisOnWood
08-19-2010, 07:30 PM
David :mad:

murray_2k8
08-19-2010, 07:31 PM
What a choke from Fat Dave.

asmazif
08-19-2010, 07:31 PM
good work Nole, nice first set (not great from Nalby though :o)

shadows
08-19-2010, 07:31 PM
Awful match

1w 14 ue from Nalbandian in the first, and failed miserably to take any of the multiple chances he had to take the second set after he'd decided to show up.

Djokovic to his credit played some decent tennis to save set points

straitup
08-19-2010, 07:32 PM
Novak hit a big 119 mph second serve at 6-7 in the TB, that must've taken the belief out of Nalbandian

tennishero
08-19-2010, 07:33 PM
terrible serving and errors from nalbandian, improved in the second set and should have taken it to a third, but novak was extremely lucky on set points and wouldnt miss a single shot.

Big_Juicy
08-19-2010, 07:35 PM
but novak was extremely lucky on set points and wouldnt miss a single shot.

I believe that's called being good, not lucky. But, whatever makes you feel better.

Bad Religion
08-19-2010, 07:35 PM
Dedicated to tennishero and Stephan :yeah:

tektonac
08-19-2010, 07:35 PM
I love seeing that flattened forehand down the line.

that's what i've been waiting for since he went from wilson to head.

Sapeod
08-19-2010, 07:37 PM
Horrible :retard:

ORGASMATRON
08-19-2010, 07:37 PM
all luck this djokovic.

Brick Top
08-19-2010, 07:37 PM
Originally Posted by The Magician View Post
Way to go Troicki, throwing away every service game for your buddy Novak. Btw Faker will get destroyed by Nalby/Isner
:kiss:

cocrcici
08-19-2010, 07:40 PM
Nole:"Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better.":)

Li Ching Yuen
08-19-2010, 07:40 PM
Another atrocious match in which Djokovic has the leading role.

tennishero
08-19-2010, 07:41 PM
I believe that's called being good, not lucky. But, whatever makes you feel better.

every junk ball landing on the lines.

Big_Juicy
08-19-2010, 07:42 PM
every junk ball landing on the lines.

You call ripped serves, and tremendous forehand and backhand winners junk balls? The only junk today was in your player's trunk.

Dejan16
08-19-2010, 07:46 PM
Novak vs Roddick Quarter would be nice..payback time for the last couple matches they had between them.

tennishero
08-19-2010, 07:47 PM
You call ripped serves, and tremendous forehand and backhand winners junk balls? The only junk today was in your player's trunk.

tremendous forehand? novak was counterpunching 1/2 the time and david making UE's every 2 shots. the last double fault summed up the match and novak's luck.

The Magician
08-19-2010, 07:48 PM
What looked like an amazing day for tennis has turned into 2 awful matches and a withdrawal :sad: Pretty disappointing these masters series events have turned into mugathons instead of highly competitive tournaments from round 1. The idea behind them is good, but whether it's because the players don't respect them, or they're all overworked, or they're just chokers, I haven't seen a good masters series match all year :(

straitup
08-19-2010, 07:49 PM
tremendous forehand? novak was counterpunching 1/2 the time and david making UE's every 2 shots. the last double fault summed up the match and novak's luck.

Oh please, give the guy some credit

Vida
08-19-2010, 07:51 PM
daves d-fault at the end was in direct result of that speaker from the court near by.

Certinfy
08-19-2010, 07:53 PM
Oh dear at this thread.

tangerine_dream
08-19-2010, 07:57 PM
Best I've seen Novak play in the hot sun for a while. :yeah: It's almost like he was determined to end the match as quickly as possible.

Plus, it's always a good thing to see the Fatbandwagon fall apart again, hahaha.

Caralimon
08-19-2010, 07:57 PM
Lucky for Nole that Head makes resistant racquets.

MalwareDie
08-19-2010, 08:02 PM
Expected. Nalbandian is usually quite bad against Djokovic.

Nolby
08-19-2010, 08:05 PM
Nalby!!! :o

Nole, wish you the best for the rest of the tourney. :worship:

Roddickominator
08-19-2010, 08:09 PM
Nalby was lucky to make it this far due to Big John's injury, so no surprise that Djoker took out the trash here.

Serenidad
08-19-2010, 08:20 PM
Expected NID. Bad matchup for David.

born_on_clay
08-19-2010, 08:50 PM
good stuff Nole
hope Nalby will be seeded in NYC

MIMIC
08-19-2010, 09:50 PM
If Gulbis and Djoker lost on the same day, I would have killed myself.

Nice work, Novak! :cool:

Wasn't it pretty hot today? I was playing tennis with my brother (we live in Cleveland, well north of Cincinnati but still in Ohio) and it was pretty warm today. I love playing in the heat, though :D How did Djoker deal with the weather? Every time it gets hot, I expect Djoker to melt.

tennizen
08-19-2010, 09:51 PM
I feel Novak is kind of getting back his game very very slowly.

Nole fan
08-19-2010, 10:12 PM
I feel Novak is kind of getting back his game very very slowly.

That's all it takes. :)

And talking about lucky draws, unbelievable luck for Fed. He hasn't played a single match and he's already in quarter finals. :rolleyes:

zlaja777
08-19-2010, 10:28 PM
*EDITED*
How old is this guy??? :bdaycake:

Anyway, great job Novak, winning this in two. Still got to add some speed on that 1st serve.
Nalbandian, maaah...I kind of expected performance like this from him. It's hard for him to play his A-game against players that are great from both wings like Novak.

Everko
08-19-2010, 10:35 PM
Great win for Nole. Nalbandian's fan base is being abandoned soon. He know sees what it's like to play against a top 3 player and not some mug.

Arkulari
08-19-2010, 11:33 PM
That's all it takes. :)

And talking about lucky draws, unbelievable luck for Fed. He hasn't played a single match and he's already in quarter finals. :rolleyes:

that can totally play against him, Rusty Fed goes like this:

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8894/77712076.gif (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/77712076.gif/)

hot and cold :p

:lol:

now about Nole, he always plays very well at this part of the year and beyond :)

straitup
08-19-2010, 11:39 PM
If Gulbis and Djoker lost on the same day, I would have killed myself.

Nice work, Novak! :cool:

Wasn't it pretty hot today? I was playing tennis with my brother (we live in Cleveland, well north of Cincinnati but still in Ohio) and it was pretty warm today. I love playing in the heat, though :D How did Djoker deal with the weather? Every time it gets hot, I expect Djoker to melt.

I think they said mid 80s but I could be wrong. Novak didn't look too bad, he was edgy at times, smacking his racket, but that was more in disgust for some of the errors he had at times. He didn't outwardly show that he had problems though, which is good.

Just on a sidenote, lots of my family lives in Ohio and I'm a big Browns and Indians fan :lol: Not sure if you are but cool to see someone from Ohio

viruzzz
08-19-2010, 11:40 PM
*sigh*...
Expected.

Filo V.
08-19-2010, 11:40 PM
Bandwagon is out of commission.

coonster14
08-20-2010, 02:53 AM
Nole, nice work, keep it up, beat Roddick next round please!!! :D

Bad luck Nalby, I hope he will be seeded for the US Open. :)

Guy Haines
08-20-2010, 03:41 AM
One wheel and now the roof missing from Nalbandwagon.

Huntress555
08-20-2010, 04:02 AM
Good stuff Nole :yeah:

*Jean*
08-20-2010, 04:52 AM
David :o :hug:

christallh24
08-20-2010, 05:39 AM
Novak vs Roddick Quarter would be nice..payback time for the last couple matches they had between them.

Oh, how I would love that! I want so much for Novak to win the whole tournament!

Oh please, give the guy some credit

That's asking the impossible for most of Nole and Rafa's haters.

straitup
08-20-2010, 05:40 AM
That's asking the impossible for most of Nole and Rafa's haters.

Good point

nalbyfan
08-20-2010, 11:45 AM
Yes David is a seed at USO, at least a good news !!

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 12:02 PM
One of nalbandian's more finely honed skills, unpredictability. :lol: Ya just never know what you're going to get.

leng jai
08-20-2010, 12:14 PM
Whenever Fat Dave has a decent patch of form his tards expect him to beat everyone under the sun consistently.

Nole fan
08-20-2010, 03:42 PM
Whenever Fat Dave has a decent patch of form his tards expect him to beat everyone under the sun consistently.

He's too error prone.

fran70
08-21-2010, 12:23 AM
It seems to be that David is finding his peak on players like Murray and Djoko. Time out of the tour is finally paying his bill. However David`s performance on the tour on the last three weeks is much more than I would have expected

tennishero
08-21-2010, 12:54 AM
unfortunately nalbandian didnt play well at all against murray or novak.

he needs to improve his start, and also his serve percentage.