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Roland Garros R3: WWW Djokovic vs. Del Potro (1 set all play suspended)

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Lleyton_
05-25-2011, 04:05 PM
:confused:

Pfloyd
05-25-2011, 04:05 PM
Can Del Potro push Djokovic to 4 or 5 sets, could he manage to pull an amazing upset?

Will Djokovic simply eliminate Del Potro in 3?

Discuss.

rubbERR
05-25-2011, 04:05 PM
I only hope good match :lol:

SheepleBuster
05-25-2011, 04:06 PM
I want Novak to win so he can spank Nadal in the final. But lets face it folks. Del Potro is the real #1 regardless of the streaks or whatever else these folks do. He is just at another level. I'll be pulling for Novak because I think Del Po is not fit enough to bagel Nadal in the final

Jaz
05-25-2011, 04:07 PM
DelPo will do to Djokovic what he did to Federer.

LawrenceOfTennis
05-25-2011, 04:07 PM
I want Del Potro to win this, but most probably Djokovic will take it in 3 or 4 tight sets. GO DELPO!

imjimmy
05-25-2011, 04:07 PM
Djokovic in 3.

Delpo looked like his hip bothered him on the serve and the big forehands in today's match. I'm not positive he'll finish the match against Djokovic. It's a pity really, because if he were 100%, he would definitely have a shot..

tyruk14
05-25-2011, 04:08 PM
DelPo will do to Djokovic what he did to Federer.

Gift him the title before the final, just like he did in 2009?

Nadull_tard
05-25-2011, 04:08 PM
Djokovic will win this easily. Del Potro hasn't defeated a top player this year, he lost in straights against very average Nadal, additionally he's still struggling with physical issues, so I even doubt Del Potro will be able to finish this match, considering it's intensity.
Besides Pony doesn't appear as a bad match-up for Nole, I believe their H2H is very one-sided and Novak was way below current level of tennis.

imjimmy
05-25-2011, 04:09 PM
Djokovic in 3.

Delpo looked like his hip bothered him on the serve and the big forehands in today's match. I'm not positive he'll finish the match against Djokovic. It's a pity really, because if he were 100%, he would definitely have a shot..

LawrenceOfTennis
05-25-2011, 04:09 PM
I want Del Potro to win this, but most probably Djokovic will take it in 3 or 4. I'm fed up with Djokovic and his winning streak. GO DELPO!

SheepleBuster
05-25-2011, 04:10 PM
Djokovic will win this easily. Del Potro hasn't defeated a top player this year, he lost in straights against very average Nadal, additionally he's still struggling with physical issues, so I even doubt Del Potro will be able to finish this match, considering it's intensity.

I think so too. Del po is running at 60% at this point. But it will be great when Murray, Del Po, and Djokovic are all playing at 100%. Cause they all give Rafa trouble.

zlaja777
05-25-2011, 04:11 PM
Djokovic in 3 or 4. I can't see Del Potro winning this one.

alter ego
05-25-2011, 04:12 PM
Djokovic will win this easily. Del Potro hasn't defeated a top player this year, he lost in straights against very average Nadal, additionally he's still struggling with physical issues, so I even doubt Del Potro will be able to finish this match, considering it's intensity.

So Soderling isn't a top player anymore?

For me Del Po is a better clay mover than Djokovic and he has the power to hit through Djokovic's amazing defence. Physically Del Po said he was fine so it's going to be an absolute cracker. I think the streak will end friday.

barbadosan
05-25-2011, 04:16 PM
Does the streak end here? Or will Djoko march inexorably on, riding roughshod over the perhaps still recovering Argentine?

rubbERR
05-25-2011, 04:16 PM
I hope Delpo manages to take set off, then it would b hyped for a reason, to win Delpo needs amazing serving day, his best of the year

Lleyton_
05-25-2011, 04:21 PM
Is it mandatory to have 6 poll options?:rolleyes: My original poll had two which is enough for a match between two players.

romismak
05-25-2011, 04:21 PM
Djokovic in 3, maybe 2 close sets something like 7:5, 7:6, 6:3 but Nole is superior in movements, speed and with his excellent defense he should eliminate those monster forehands from Delpo. Wish Delpo would be in other part of the draw, but what we can do, Djokovic also well rested - first 2 rounds where nothing, spedn out there on court not less then 3 hours.

Nadull_tard
05-25-2011, 04:23 PM
So Soderling isn't a top player anymore?



Of course he is, yet Soderling seemed completely out of form throughout the clay court season, losing to much worse players than Del Potro.
At this point it reminds me his 2008 season, when he was regularly trashing lower-ranked players but was getting routined by top opponents.
I expect the same scenario in the upcoming encounter.

straitup
05-25-2011, 04:23 PM
Djokovic in 4. Maybe one really good set from Delpo, the other 3 Nole will figure out how to make the big guy move a lot. If Delpo wants to win this, he needs to do it semi quickly because his fitness could still be untested

luv_Nadals_balls
05-25-2011, 04:25 PM
Del Potro can do it! I am almost 100% sure Del Potro is an Anunnaki from Nibiru because there is just no way that someone could be that good at tennis with balls that heavy, that tall and that good looking at the same time.

tealeaves
05-25-2011, 04:28 PM
I hope Del Potro in 4

zcess81
05-25-2011, 04:28 PM
So Soderling isn't a top player anymore?

For me Del Po is a better clay mover than Djokovic and he has the power to hit through Djokovic's amazing defence. Physically Del Po said he was fine so it's going to be an absolute cracker. I think the streak will end friday.

You've GOT TO BE KIDDING! Granted, Delpo is a good mover for HIS SIZE, but he not in the same league as Nole, Fed, Rafa, Murray (on clay, hc, grass, ice, whatever) etc. It will be a tight match and Delpo has a shot to win but it won't be due to his movement, it will be due to his powerful ground strokes and his serve. It is his power that wins him matches. Without his forehand power/serve NO WAY would he be in top 10. ONLY WAY Delpo can win this match is by being aggressive and serving EXTREMELY WELL. He has no movement for defense, so if he resorts to defending he will be spanked in 3. In fact Nole beat Delpo in all their 3 previous encounters PRECISELY BECAUSE he makes Delpo move as much as possible. Nole knows that Delpo isn't the best mover and he exposes that...that flaw is EVEN MORE evident on clay. Once you get Delpo moving side to side, up and down, his shots begin to lose pace/accuracy, errors appear and his forehands/backhands get shorter...BUT if Nole lets Delpo dictate play and tries to defend, it will be a long match indeed.

I think Nole win win this match in 3 or 4 sets. I am still not convinced that Delpo can physically last for 3-4 hours and also maintain his concentration. He is still recovering from injury...and he lacks match practice against TOP guys...but he will get there SOON.

ballbasher101
05-25-2011, 04:28 PM
I want Novak to win so he can spank Nadal in the final. But lets face it folks. Del Potro is the real #1 regardless of the streaks or whatever else these folks do. He is just at another level. I'll be pulling for Novak because I think Del Po is not fit enough to bagel Nadal in the final

Agree. Del Potro is playing well but he will not beat Nadal if he reaches the final. Djokovic has to win this match otherwise Nadal will have a sixth French open in the bag. The Djoker in 4 sets in my view.

GSMnadal
05-25-2011, 04:31 PM
Djokovic 6-3 7-5 6-1

rubbERR
05-25-2011, 04:31 PM
You've GOT TO BE KIDDING! Granted, Delpo is a good mover for HIS SIZE, but he not in the same league as Nole, Fed, Rafa, Murray (on clay, hc, grass, ice, whatever) etc. It will be a tight match and Delpo has a shot to win but it won't be due to his movement, it will be due to his powerful ground strokes and his serve. It is his power that wins him matches. Without his forehand power/serve NO WAY would he be in top 10. ONLY WAY Delpo can win this match is by being aggressive and serving EXTREMELY WELL. He has no movement for defense, so if he resorts to defending he will be spanked in 3.

I think Nole win win this match in 3 or 4 sets. I am still not convinced that Delpo can physically last for 3-4 hours and also maintain his concentration. He is still recovering from injury...and he lacks match practice against TOP guys...but he will get there SOON.

No movement for defence? u need see more of his matches :lol:

Nadull_tard
05-25-2011, 04:35 PM
Agree. Del Potro is playing well but he will not beat Nadal if he reaches the final. Djokovic has to win this match otherwise Nadal will have a sixth French open in the bag. The Djoker in 4 sets in my view.

Agreed, Djokovic is a kind of protection against Nadal here, but let's not exaggerate, Nadal has couple of really tough players in his draw and If he won't pick the game up in at least 50% I doubt he will even reach the final. Looks more beatable than ever on this surface.

MaxPower
05-25-2011, 04:35 PM
Djokovic will win this easily. Del Potro hasn't defeated a top player this year, he lost in straights against very average Nadal, additionally he's still struggling with physical issues, so I even doubt Del Potro will be able to finish this match, considering it's intensity.
Besides Pony doesn't appear as a bad match-up for Nole, I believe their H2H is very one-sided and Novak was way below current level of tennis.

The Soderling vs D-pot match in Estoril was an excellent one and the real final. If Del Potro can play at the level he did for the first set and after the rain delay in the second he got a shot at upsetting Djokovic.

Difference is that his serving in that match looked pretty solid. Hasn't been at that level now in RG. He needs his serving in top shape to have a shot at Djokovic but considering how fast the surface is here he will get a good pay-off on his groundies.

I see clear potential in the Del Potro vs Djokovic match. Del Potros best game clay game is very high level. His worst might be low too but hey. It's one match. Only has to peak one match and there are painkillers after all

SheepleBuster
05-25-2011, 04:36 PM
Agree. Del Potro is playing well but he will not beat Nadal if he reaches the final. Djokovic has to win this match otherwise Nadal will have a sixth French open in the bag. The Djoker in 4 sets in my view.

I am hoping Novak in 2 sets and Del Po retires. That way Novak will conserve his energy. I really want to see a 6-1 6-1 6-1 final.

zcess81
05-25-2011, 04:37 PM
No movement for defence? u need see more of his matches :lol:

Delpo has no movement for defense against TOP guys is what I meant. Unlike Murray, Nole, Rafa, he cannot win BIG matches by being defensive/waiting for opponent to miss. He pretty much has ONLY PLAN A, which is being aggressive and dictate play with his power. When that doesn't work he loses. Unlike Nole, Rafa, Fed, Murray, he cannot resort to defending/grinding etc. I have seen almost all his matches since he was in top 20 and his defense is average AT BEST...Delpo wins by being aggressive/serving well...more he moves less he's effective. He usually dictates play with his power and gets HIS OPPONENTS to move/defend...he simply overpowers them/blows them of the court. His movement/defense is the biggest weakness in his game.

steveo2810
05-25-2011, 04:40 PM
Nole in 3 or 4 sets. This will be a test but I fully expect him to come through.

icecastle
05-25-2011, 04:41 PM
Id say Djokovic in 4.

jcempire
05-25-2011, 04:42 PM
Hope a surprise

so GO GO GO DELPOTRO

YOu should have a good chance here...............

tennishero
05-25-2011, 04:48 PM
delpo in 5

freeandlonely
05-25-2011, 04:49 PM
Djokovic in 3

romismak
05-25-2011, 04:54 PM
Delpo has no movement for defense against TOP guys is what I meant. Unlike Murray, Nole, Rafa, he cannot win BIG matches by being defensive/waiting for opponent to miss. He pretty much has ONLY PLAN A, which is being aggressive and dictate play with his power. When that doesn't work he loses. Unlike Nole, Rafa, Fed, Murray, he cannot resort to defending/grinding etc. I have seen almost all his matches since he was in top 20 and his defense is average AT BEST...Delpo wins by being aggressive/serving well...more he moves less he's effective. He usually dictates play with his power and gets HIS OPPONENTS to move/defend...he simply overpowers them/blows them of the court. His movement/defense is the biggest weakness in his game.

Totally agree with this. Even when Delpo was top 5, and in future will be movements will always be his weakness, he can fire forehand winners, outplay everyone with massive groundstrokes, hit many aces, but, because of his height - that gives him many advantages he will never be known as fittest, fastest guy on the tour. Especcialy now when he is after injury and before almost year out his movements are not even where they have been in 2009 - look at his opponent - Djokovic is best mover on the tour now.

tennishero
05-25-2011, 04:55 PM
Federer: "If he's playing at 100% he can win".

rocketassist
05-25-2011, 04:56 PM
Battle of the factory players. The more talented will march on (and keep his streak)

rocketassist
05-25-2011, 04:58 PM
Del Potro's defence may not be as good as the top 4 but it's still passable. He has a 3-0 record over Soderling simply by pushing, that should tell you enough.

Super Djoker
05-25-2011, 04:59 PM
I wish this wasent played on Friday , I normally work saturday but i have the day off, and i don,t normally work Friday but I am doing overtime! Damn It! LOL

Orka_n
05-25-2011, 05:09 PM
Should be a tight one, 4 or 5 sets. Novak to grind it through, probably.

nsidhan
05-25-2011, 05:13 PM
Djokovic is winning this in straights. Only way to beat Djokovic is to keep mixing up your strategies and ground strokes and that is not DelPo's game.

Sapeod
05-25-2011, 05:15 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Del Potro got injured, considering who his opponent is.

Djokovic will win unfortunately.

rubbERR
05-25-2011, 05:16 PM
Djokovic is winning this in straights. Only way to beat Djokovic is to keep mixing up your strategies and ground strokes and that is not DelPo's game.

LOL :o

WATCH more TENNIS :lol:

Ferrer took set off him was he mixing up? Bellucci? No :lol:

nsidhan
05-25-2011, 05:20 PM
LOL :o

WATCH more TENNIS :lol:

Ferrer took set off him was he mixing up? Bellucci? No :lol:

Haha you are SO funny. OMG! Tennis GURU...

DrJules
05-25-2011, 05:27 PM
Djokovic in 3 sets.

Del Potro not at his end of 2009 level which would be necessary to beat Djokovic.

His first strike big serve and forehand game means he always has the potential to beat any player when he is hitting powerfully and making few errors, but have not seen that since 2009. On his day possibly the most destructive sight on a tennis court and most who play him hope he has an off day.

ossie
05-25-2011, 05:33 PM
del potro in 5 sets. if this was pre injury del potro id go with him in straights but he is the better player so i expect him to win even if it will be difficult.

Bilbo
05-25-2011, 05:35 PM
N. Djokovic in 3

cocrcici
05-25-2011, 05:36 PM
del potro in 5 sets. if this was pre injury del potro id go with him in straights but he is the better player so i expect him to win even if it will be difficult.

:tennis:

shiaben
05-25-2011, 05:36 PM
We're about to see an Argentinian genocide. Djokovic in 3 sets.

6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

rubbERR
05-25-2011, 05:48 PM
People are blinded with his streak and not looking how many times he has been in trouble, he could have lost Bellucci and Murray...

Chris Kuerten
05-25-2011, 05:50 PM
I have a weird feeling this will be a epic match.

Going for Djokovic in 4 at this moment.

Sunset of Age
05-25-2011, 05:53 PM
Judging on what I've seen so far from both players: Djokovic in straights.
Del Potro will have to play at USO 2009 level to have any chance in beating this Djoko, and so far I haven't yet seen him do so.

steveo2810
05-25-2011, 06:12 PM
People are blinded with his streak and not looking how many times he has been in trouble, he could have lost Bellucci and Murray...

Well to be fair, I think he is bound to be in trouble in some matches at one time or another in a 40 match winning streak!

Johnny Groove
05-25-2011, 06:17 PM
If Delpo takes a set, he should consider it a victory.

rubbERR
05-25-2011, 06:19 PM
If Delpo takes a set, he should consider it a victory.

No, if he takes set then loses he has failed to maintain his level and should consider it big loss.

bright
05-25-2011, 06:19 PM
Peak Delpo would have given Nadal no chance. Sadly this is gonna be a straight set victory for Rafic.

abraxas21
05-25-2011, 06:20 PM
time to pack your bags, fako

rubbERR
05-25-2011, 06:21 PM
Peak Delpo would have given Nadal no chance. Sadly this is gonna be a straight set victory for Rafic.

Its vs Djokovic, not against Nadal, u need eyeglasses mate.

Dr.Slice
05-25-2011, 06:25 PM
Djokovic in 4. But it is sad that a quality player like DelPo faces Djokovic already in 3rd round, but some mugs get an easy draw till quarters(murray).

Ultravox
05-25-2011, 06:26 PM
Peak Delpo would have given Nadal no chance. Sadly this is gonna be a straight set victory for Rafic.

You are not so bright:rolleyes:
Delpo is playing against Nolito not Rafito.

oneandonlyhsn
05-25-2011, 06:27 PM
I hope Djoko in 4

bright
05-25-2011, 06:32 PM
Oh Djoko in 3 then. Fools who has quoted me ahead are just fools that didn't get the joke

Sonja1989
05-25-2011, 06:33 PM
DjokoGod in three. :o

Del Potro has very unlucky draw but I know I would be happy because he can play here. No chance in this match. :sad:

rubbERR
05-25-2011, 06:33 PM
Oh Djoko in 3 then. Fools who has quoted me ahead are just fools that didn't get the joke

Hard to see joke behind those words :lol:

bright
05-25-2011, 06:37 PM
Hard to see joke behind those words :lol:

Shhhush:p;)

AndyNonomous
05-25-2011, 06:40 PM
I picked Djokovic in 4. Del Potro is still not 100% match fit.

NOT a match Djokovic wanted in the third round however.

Start da Game
05-25-2011, 06:42 PM
the serbian pride vs. the tower of tandil

this is going to be some match folks......could be one of THE matches of the tournament......

my prediction: del potro in 5 sets

vn01
05-25-2011, 06:51 PM
djokovic will win in 3. del potro needs to return and serve very very well, which he won't do, imo. he has to serve at 70% to have a chance to win a single set. his returns have to trouble nole as d'joker's serve is very good this year. juan martin's movement will be decent in the first 2 hours and if djokovic plays aggressive tennis, the argie won't have a chance.

i think that d-pot has to play really offensive tennis and take as many risks as possible trying to break nole's great defence. there's no point in long rallies. good serve and offensive tennis.

UsD.AnDreS
05-25-2011, 07:08 PM
Will be happy if Pony takes no less than 3 games each set OR takes a set. Hope he'll keep himself away from a bakery.
Most probably Novak in 3. And I'll stick with it. But surely hoping for an upset.

FerrerAndNadal
05-25-2011, 07:20 PM
This is the end. Pony in 4

Dejan16
05-25-2011, 07:42 PM
Anyone thinking delpo will win, again delusional...Voted for novak in 4, hopefully proves me wrong and finishes it in 3.

guichard
05-25-2011, 07:50 PM
Djokovic will win this easily. Del Potro hasn't defeated a top player this year, he lost in straights against very average Nadal, additionally he's still struggling with physical issues, so I even doubt Del Potro will be able to finish this match, considering it's intensity.
Besides Pony doesn't appear as a bad match-up for Nole, I believe their H2H is very one-sided and Novak was way below current level of tennis.
This +1 I don't get the Del Po 's love

Vida
05-25-2011, 08:12 PM
djokavic in 4. book it.

Certinfy
05-25-2011, 08:16 PM
Djokovic in 4.

Absolutely love Del Potro but I can't see him doing this, sucks as then my 2 faves will be out before R4 of a GS :o

Clay Death
05-25-2011, 08:21 PM
i like them both. nole is raising the bar for the sport which is always a good thing. he will force them all to improve.

d-pot is a warrior. he will snatch a set if he can serve big.

it may even go 5. anything is possible with d-pot.

LocoPorElTenis
05-25-2011, 08:28 PM
My feeling is Del Potro could be the only player to take a set off Djokovic this tournament. But that's the most we can expect.
However, Del Potro is probably the only player on tour who will go into the match thinking he has a chance.
If Del Potro serves at his best (which rarely happens lately) a close match is not out of the question but he will still lose in 4 or 5, otherwise Nole in straights.

ReturnWinner
05-25-2011, 08:42 PM
Del Potro can win if he can play to a similar level as in his semis against Federer two years ago specially serving that big (very often thing nowadays, I just remember him serving at his best against Soderling in miami this year)

tskimny
05-25-2011, 08:44 PM
Nole will whip Delpotros ass in 3 easy sets.
What chance does Delpotro have when the king of clay Nadal lost to Nole in straight sets? LOL.

Ukyo
05-25-2011, 09:17 PM
Djokovic, 3 easy ones.

vn01
05-25-2011, 09:20 PM
My feeling is Del Potro could be the only player to take a set off Djokovic this tournament. But that's the most we can expect.
However, Del Potro is probably the only player on tour who will go into the match thinking he has a chance.
If Del Potro serves at his best (which rarely happens lately) a close match is not out of the question but he will still lose in 4 or 5, otherwise Nole in straights.

don't forget about nadal. he can take a set off from nole. and not only one. after 2 losses on clay, so many people underestimate rafa against nole. no matter what happened yesterday against isner.

rubbERR
05-25-2011, 09:20 PM
Nole will whip Delpotros ass in 3 easy sets.
What chance does Delpotro have when the king of clay Nadal lost to Nole in straight sets? LOL.

Bad bad logic -.-

Murray almost defeated him and yet he trashed Nadal after it, Bellucci almost beat him yet he trashed Nadal after it.

Commander Data
05-25-2011, 09:32 PM
And here ends the run for the Serb.

rubbERR
05-25-2011, 09:33 PM
I just watched full matches Nole vs DelPo masters cup 2008 and their match on clay 2009 and Nole just totally dominated him, he surely needs to do something different compared to those ones.

tennishero
05-25-2011, 10:16 PM
Del Potro can win if he can play to a similar level as in his semis against Federer two years ago specially serving that big (very often thing nowadays, I just remember him serving at his best against Soderling in miami this year)

imo that was one of his best matches, even better than USO, its a shame he gifted it to Fed in the end. that level of tennis was enough to beat novak no doubt.

Voo de Mar
05-25-2011, 11:00 PM
I hope this match will be scheduled on Centre Court :yeah:

I expect D'Joke in 4 but Del Potro has a potential to end this streak... Obviously he has to play his best tennis and count on D'Joke's worse day.

Super Djoker
05-25-2011, 11:32 PM
This Will be a Huge Battle I feel if del po is back to full fitness! Foolish to wright del po off! When he gets going he is very good! First when he got off to that winning run that elevated him up the Rankings, then when he Dethroned Fed at the US Open in A Classic! also (Crushing Nadal 6-2 6-2 6-2 in Semi!) Not to be underestimated! He Plays Really Good Tennis When He gets goin Del Po!

Nole fan
05-25-2011, 11:36 PM
You've GOT TO BE KIDDING! Granted, Delpo is a good mover for HIS SIZE, but he not in the same league as Nole, Fed, Rafa, Murray (on clay, hc, grass, ice, whatever) etc. It will be a tight match and Delpo has a shot to win but it won't be due to his movement, it will be due to his powerful ground strokes and his serve. It is his power that wins him matches. Without his forehand power/serve NO WAY would he be in top 10. ONLY WAY Delpo can win this match is by being aggressive and serving EXTREMELY WELL. He has no movement for defense, so if he resorts to defending he will be spanked in 3. In fact Nole beat Delpo in all their 3 previous encounters PRECISELY BECAUSE he makes Delpo move as much as possible. Nole knows that Delpo isn't the best mover and he exposes that...that flaw is EVEN MORE evident on clay. Once you get Delpo moving side to side, up and down, his shots begin to lose pace/accuracy, errors appear and his forehands/backhands get shorter...BUT if Nole lets Delpo dictate play and tries to defend, it will be a long match indeed.

I think Nole win win this match in 3 or 4 sets. I am still not convinced that Delpo can physically last for 3-4 hours and also maintain his concentration. He is still recovering from injury...and he lacks match practice against TOP guys...but he will get there SOON.

As usual, spot on. Also conditions will be humid with showers on friday, all that benefits Djoko and neutralizes Delpo's powerful ballbashing. Delpo's movement will be exposed by speedy gonzales.

Nole fan
05-25-2011, 11:41 PM
del potro in 5 sets. if this was pre injury del potro id go with him in straights but he is the better player so i expect him to win even if it will be difficult.

He is the better player? :spit:

LEO_Legionario
05-25-2011, 11:48 PM
Delpo 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

guga2120
05-25-2011, 11:49 PM
Nole, in 3. It would be good for Andy and Rafa to get Novak out but there is no way the big man can take him out on clay, even with those balls.

Satasonic
05-25-2011, 11:50 PM
What is this joke of a thread? I hate Djokovic but I dont see a way for Delpo to win. When he was healthy he struggled, do you guys really expect him to put some sort of resistance against nole? :lol:

If he plays well, it will go to 4. If he plays like against Karlovic, his future doesnt seem too bright. He commited more unforced than Karlovic himself :lol:

Djokovic in 3 relatively easy sets imo. 6-4 6-3 6-3.

hipolymer
05-25-2011, 11:53 PM
Nole will whip Delpotros ass in 3 easy sets.
What chance does Delpotro have when the king of clay Nadal lost to Nole in straight sets? LOL.

Nadal is not so bad a match up for Nole as he was before.

Del Potro is a worse match up for Nole, even if he has a losing record. I expect a lot of drop shots in this match.

yesh222
05-25-2011, 11:58 PM
It really depends on the hip. Delpo claims it's okay but I could definitely see him not finishing this match.

stewietennis
05-26-2011, 12:10 AM
The last two players to win majors in the last five years, not named Fed or Rafa. This should be a good match. I hope JMDP's fitness holds up.

Elbarto
05-26-2011, 02:21 AM
It really depends on the hip. Delpo claims it's okay but I could definitely see him not finishing this match.

people saw Del Potro complaining about his hip during training at Roland Garros on monday,

his hip is not Ok, this can explain why he played bad against Kavcic ( unforced errors, 3-0 down in the third set ),

it's a suicide mission this match against Djokovic if he is not healthy

MIMIC
05-26-2011, 02:25 AM
Djokovic in 3.

tennismaster1978
05-26-2011, 02:26 AM
So Soderling isn't a top player anymore?

For me Del Po is a better clay mover than Djokovic and he has the power to hit through Djokovic's amazing defence. Physically Del Po said he was fine so it's going to be an absolute cracker. I think the streak will end friday.

I hope so I sick of the Joker!!!

Leo
05-26-2011, 02:30 AM
Very interesting match. Due to physical fitness and match fitness, I expect Djokovic will win this without needing to go 5. But bigger upsets have happened before.

As someone earlier mentioned, Delpo has really not proven himself this year against top ten players. He's lost a lot of 64 64 matches and this could have that same sort of feel to it. I love Delpo and can never root against him, but I also want Djokovic to win the tournament over Nadal in the fnal, so...

Ibracadabra
05-26-2011, 02:46 AM
Delpo is probably the only player on tour mentally capable of beating nole atm, we know he's a mental giant but his body surely won't allow this.

DipSet
05-26-2011, 03:08 AM
Argentinian Doga against Siberian Husky

Wrumm Wrumm Boom


Djordjovic in 4 I say

moon language
05-26-2011, 04:35 AM
This matchup has some potential right now. There isn't really anyone quite like Del Potro and Djokovic has to start feeling the pressure of his streak eventually. If Del Potro can sneak out the first set he has a chance. Still, I say Djokovic in 4.

TennisLurker
05-26-2011, 04:49 AM
I don't think Pony can beat Djokovic on clay, Djokovic will frustrate him with his excellent defence, and Djokovic is much more offensive than other great defenders like Rafa and Murray.

I think Djoko is a bad match up for Pony, and that Pony only has a chance against Djokovic on a fast high boucing surface, like the Us Open

TennisLurker
05-26-2011, 04:51 AM
Perhaps someone can sneak some gluten into Novak's food

Corey Feldman
05-26-2011, 09:22 AM
Djoko fans better respect Del potro, i know they fear him like Nole Fan does

LawrenceOfTennis
05-26-2011, 09:37 AM
Djokovic will win this in maximum 4 sets,but without that wrist injury last year, Djokovic would be nowhere.No Aussie open,no IW,no Miami. That's obvious. In the hard court season, Delpo will whip Djokovic's ass, that's for sure.

NikolaBGD
05-26-2011, 09:58 AM
Djokovic will win this in maximum 4 sets,but without that wrist injury last year, Djokovic would be nowhere.No Aussie open,no IW,no Miami. That's obvious. In the hard court season, Delpo will whip Djokovic's ass, that's for sure.

:scratch::scratch::scratch:

What a delusional tard...with Delpo, Novak will be back on futures tournaments:D

Sophocles
05-26-2011, 11:05 AM
Bizarre thread. Healthy, match-fit Del Po couldn't beat Turdovic. How is unfit Del Po going to beat DjokoGod?

ballbasher101
05-26-2011, 11:13 AM
i like them both. nole is raising the bar for the sport which is always a good thing. he will force them all to improve.

d-pot is a warrior. he will snatch a set if he can serve big.

it may even go 5. anything is possible with d-pot.

Someone wants the Djoker out badly. Nadal fans fear the Djoker on clay. The clay god running scared, never thought I was ever gonna say those words :lol:.

Nole fan
05-26-2011, 11:18 AM
Bizarre thread. Healthy, match-fit Del Po couldn't beat Turdovic. How is unfit Del Po going to beat DjokoGod?

Exactly. Delusional fans can always use the injury excuse. :devil:

Nole fan
05-26-2011, 11:24 AM
Djoko fans better respect Del potro, i know they fear him like Nole Fan does

I fear no one.

henke007
05-26-2011, 11:32 AM
If conditions like against Cavcic, Delpo in 5 if conditions like today Nole in str8s..

paseo
05-26-2011, 11:54 AM
I don't care who wins as long as it's an epic 5-setters.

Why So Serious?
05-26-2011, 12:07 PM
The Djoker to win his 40th straight match in 2011 :worship:

tennishero
05-26-2011, 12:09 PM
lol at the smug noletards on their high horses, about time the streak ends ;)

Vladoz
05-26-2011, 12:18 PM
lol at the smug noletards on their high horses, about time the streak ends ;)

We have the right to be on them high horses, 40win streak, 7 in a row win vs nadal/federer

And now we are talking if del po can win? seriously guys..it should be, whether or not he can take 1 set.
Del po got 0-3 vs djoko, and vs him in this form? 25% voted for a del po win..this aint a Hollywood movie, Del po loses in straight 3 sets.:wavey:

LawrenceOfTennis
05-26-2011, 12:23 PM
As I said here, Djokovic will surely win, but if Delpo wins (5-6%) I can already see all these Djokovic tards to become Delpo's biggest fans. Some people disgust me. It was the same with Ryan Harrison. Before his match against Raonic he was like public enemy no1 for some members, then they changed their opinions....pfff congrats

aeronatasha
05-26-2011, 12:30 PM
You know, it is possible to simply like several players and not just fanboy one. I really like delPo, always did. He's a rightful top5 no doubt.
Just want a good match. :)

Matt01
05-26-2011, 12:45 PM
Djokovic will win this in maximum 4 sets,but without that wrist injury last year, Djokovic would be nowhere.No Aussie open,no IW,no Miami. That's obvious. In the hard court season, Delpo will whip Djokovic's ass, that's for sure.


OMG :stupid:

ZaZoo)
05-26-2011, 01:01 PM
You know, it is possible to simply like several players and not just fanboy one. I really like delPo, always did. He's a rightful top5 no doubt.
Just want a good match. :)

Me too, I only truly like Delpo beside Nole, though I want Nole to win this. :)

Benny Blanco
05-26-2011, 01:05 PM
Djokovic will win this in maximum 4 sets,but without that wrist injury last year, Djokovic would be nowhere.No Aussie open,no IW,no Miami. That's obvious. In the hard court season, Delpo will whip Djokovic's ass, that's for sure.

You seem to be obsessed with Nole.Why don't you comment magyar players?Oh yeah,there are no magyar tennis players.

coonster14
05-26-2011, 01:06 PM
Really looking forward to this match, hope it will be a great match. :D

I'll stick with Nole to win in 4.

LawrenceOfTennis
05-26-2011, 01:07 PM
You seem to be obsessed with Nole.Why don't you comment magyar players?Oh yeah,there are no magyar tennis players.

I'm not obsessed with Nole, his run is impressive as anything, but obsessed with his arrogant fans usually.

Benny Blanco
05-26-2011, 01:23 PM
I hope so I sick of the Joker!!!

Prepare to be even sicker.You'll hate Nole for a long time.

Benny Blanco
05-26-2011, 01:30 PM
I'm not obsessed with Nole, his run is impressive as anything, but obsessed with his arrogant fans usually.

Nagyon jo fiu, nagyon jo.

LawrenceOfTennis
05-26-2011, 01:32 PM
Nagyon jo fiu, nagyon jo.

You live somewhere around Subotica? People there speaks hungarian a little bit

Benny Blanco
05-26-2011, 01:47 PM
the serbian pride vs. the tower of tandil

this is going to be some match folks......could be one of THE matches of the tournament......

my prediction: del potro in 5 sets

You're delusional as usual.

Corey Feldman
05-26-2011, 01:51 PM
I fear no one.:eek:

eclecticist
05-26-2011, 01:52 PM
normally i'd want delpo to win this, but i want nadal to lose even more, so hope djokovic can take this in max 4 sets without spending too much energy.

Nole fan
05-26-2011, 02:30 PM
You know, it is possible to simply like several players and not just fanboy one. I really like delPo, always did. He's a rightful top5 no doubt.
Just want a good match. :)

You can like several players but you can only love one. :)

Benny Blanco
05-26-2011, 02:59 PM
You live somewhere around Subotica? People there speaks hungarian a little bit

Szabadka nem,Vajdosag igen.I live relatively far from Subotica and very near to Belgrade.But,magyarul is being spoken in lots of other towns in Vojvodina,not only in Subotica.I'm often in Budapest and like the town and lanyok a lot and that's the reason I speak a little magyarul.But,we're way off topic and therefore,AJDE NOLE.

rocketassist
05-26-2011, 03:08 PM
Novak will win this a lot easier than people are making out.

Benny Blanco
05-26-2011, 03:25 PM
You can like several players but you can only love one. :)

Claro amigo claro,there can be only one.

Nirjhor
05-26-2011, 04:29 PM
I hope this would be a good match. But there is a possibility for DelPo to fall into injury during the match and then he will retire from the match. :lol:

Edy.
05-26-2011, 04:39 PM
Nole in 4.

EliSter
05-26-2011, 05:10 PM
Djoko in 3 easy sets with bakary products

dudili
05-26-2011, 05:10 PM
night match. nole in 3

MaxPower
05-26-2011, 05:19 PM
Pumped about this match. The tournament needs some quality now after all the chokejobs and mugfests. Doubt Del Potro bends over even if Djokovic brings the heat form the start.

zcess81
05-26-2011, 06:06 PM
Nole and Delpony to save FO mug-fest...it's time to show current ATP clowns what is a REAL tennis match! May the better warrior win! PLEASE DelDjoko SAVE US FROM CURRENT FO MISERY!!!!

Clowns to the left of me, Djokers to the right...here I am, stuck in the middle with you...

STUHL
05-26-2011, 06:08 PM
Time for an epic over 2 days, Hopefully a five setter :)

your_valentine
05-26-2011, 06:16 PM
Oh hell what. Didn't realize we had Del Pony next. Should be tough, hoping for straights here. Allez.

foul_dwimmerlaik
05-26-2011, 07:57 PM
Djokovic will win this in maximum 4 sets,but without that wrist injury last year, Djokovic would be nowhere.No Aussie open,no IW,no Miami. That's obvious. In the hard court season, Delpo will whip Djokovic's ass, that's for sure.
Fedtards might be the most bitter, rafatards the stupidest, djokotards the most fickle, but ponytards are hands down the most delusional.

As for the match, Djokovic in 4.

rocketassist
05-26-2011, 07:58 PM
Nole and Delpony to save FO mug-fest...it's time to show current ATP clowns what is a REAL tennis match! May the better warrior win! PLEASE DelDjoko SAVE US FROM CURRENT FO MISERY!!!!

Clowns to the left of me, Djokers to the right...here I am, stuck in the middle of you...

Do you ever shut up?

Seriously calm the fuck down, your posts remind me of that party kid who was about to jump off the balcony cause he was cream crackered on LSD.

Raiden
05-26-2011, 08:00 PM
Fedtards might be the most bitter, rafatards the stupidest, djokotards the most fickle, but ponytards are hands down the most delusional.Davidenkotards are the ugliest. :lol:

Raiden
05-26-2011, 08:09 PM
The Serb is beatable.

Dr. Igor better put extra holistic acupuncture pins on his ass cuz Delpo is gonna give him a hard time tomorrow despite coming back from a fresh injury

zcess81
05-26-2011, 08:10 PM
Do you ever shut up?

Seriously calm the fuck down, your posts remind me of that party kid who was about to jump off the balcony cause he was cream crackered on LSD.

:baby::baby:

rocketassist
05-26-2011, 08:11 PM
:baby::baby:

I don't even disagree with you about the muggy RG so far, you always SHOUT TO TRY AND GET YOUR POINT ACROSS.

:lol:

disagol
05-26-2011, 08:14 PM
Djokovic will take this, delpo not in his true level yet. Something like 64 64 63 for Nole but the most important thing for delpo is to finish the match without injuries.

tektonac
05-26-2011, 08:41 PM
The Serb is beatable.

Dr. Igor better put extra holistic acupuncture pins on his ass cuz Delpo is gonna give him a hard time tomorrow despite coming back from a fresh injury

i see pot is still available for purchase freely in holland.

janko05
05-26-2011, 09:10 PM
As I said here, Djokovic will surely win, but if Delpo wins (5-6%) I can already see all these Djokovic tards to become Delpo's biggest fans. Some people disgust me. It was the same with Ryan Harrison. Before his match against Raonic he was like public enemy no1 for some members, then they changed their opinions....pfff congrats

:smash::smash::smash:
Maybe this would help

Zagor
05-26-2011, 09:13 PM
Nole and Delpony to save FO mug-fest...it's time to show current ATP clowns what is a REAL tennis match! May the better warrior win! PLEASE DelDjoko SAVE US FROM CURRENT FO MISERY!!!!

Clowns to the left of me, Djokers to the right...here I am, stuck in the middle of you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=komvFIGYBYM :D

Novak in 3,one tiebreak,others by one break a set.

LawrenceOfTennis
05-26-2011, 09:17 PM
:smash::smash::smash:
Maybe this would help

What for? Because I wrote down the truth?

selyoink
05-26-2011, 10:20 PM
Del Potro's time will come but not here

ssin
05-27-2011, 06:13 AM
I think Novak in 4.

Allez
05-27-2011, 07:18 AM
3rd round blockbuster to end all 3rd round blockbusters. Nole still wins a 3 set high quality match.

Getta
05-27-2011, 07:26 AM
You can like several players but you can only love one. :)

yeah i know how strong that maternal instinct can feel.

bokehlicious
05-27-2011, 07:28 AM
You can like several players but you can only love one. :)

How about Liam? :speakles: :o

ossie
05-27-2011, 08:58 AM
now this is match between two real spartans, mugray should watch and learn.

Lana87
05-27-2011, 09:11 AM
As I said here, Djokovic will surely win, but if Delpo wins (5-6%) I can already see all these Djokovic tards to become Delpo's biggest fans. Some people disgust me. It was the same with Ryan Harrison. Before his match against Raonic he was like public enemy no1 for some members, then they changed their opinions....pfff congrats

Such quality trolling http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff240/Lanabgd/new/1c07c2e8.gif

Ad Wim
05-27-2011, 09:34 AM
Lola @ all these people who are thinking Potro is going to win. Djoko in 3.

rubbERR
05-27-2011, 10:20 AM
Delpo is playing too inconsistent tennis atm and not serving well, taking set off Nole would b huge.

henke007
05-27-2011, 10:34 AM
Cold and windy weather today, so Nole in str8s...

tennishero
05-27-2011, 12:00 PM
Lola @ all these people who are thinking Potro is going to win. Djoko in 3.

Lola @ all these people who think delpo has no chance, sure he might not win but this is tennis and much worst upsets have happened.

MaxPower
05-27-2011, 12:22 PM
McEnroe should sit in the crowd close to Nole and try to psych him out. This might very well be on of the last good chances when someone can save the unbeaten streak record :)

tealeaves
05-27-2011, 07:20 PM
Discuss. Given that everyone sees the match and Delpo exceeds everyone's expectation.
We need another poll.

Tomorrow iz gonna be INTERESTING.

tennishero
05-27-2011, 07:21 PM
let the early quoting begin

Cold and windy weather today, so Nole in str8s...

Lola @ all these people who are thinking Potro is going to win. Djoko in 3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=komvFIGYBYM :D

Novak in 3,one tiebreak,others by one break a set.



:worship::worship:

too many to list really

Certinfy
05-27-2011, 07:21 PM
A 3 set match at a Grand Slam :cool:

Raiden
05-27-2011, 07:22 PM
Del Potro's time will come but not hereThe time is NOW :devil:

rocketassist
05-27-2011, 07:22 PM
That was strong stuff. Third round matches like this are a throwback to when we actually had a strong era.

Voo de Mar
05-27-2011, 07:22 PM
I hope for a 5-setter :drool:

tennishero
05-27-2011, 07:22 PM
could go either way atm, im gonna go with delpo again

Mungo
05-27-2011, 07:22 PM
djokovic is in deep deep shit

your_valentine
05-27-2011, 07:23 PM
let the early quoting begin









:worship::worship:

too many to list really

:rolleyes:

Raiden
05-27-2011, 07:24 PM
The Serb is beatable.

Dr. Igor better put extra holistic acupuncture pins on his ass cuz Delpo is gonna give him a hard time tomorrow despite coming back from a fresh injuryi see pot is still available for purchase freely in holland.I wish I was smokin. But I'm not .

ballbasher101
05-27-2011, 07:25 PM
Tough match for the Djoker. I expect him to turn it on tomorrow. Del potro is looking good though so this could go to 5 sets.

Certinfy
05-27-2011, 07:25 PM
Djokovic in 3? Wow some people underrate Del Potro.

Mungo
05-27-2011, 07:27 PM
So we have a 3 setter on red hardcourts, interesting

DrJules
05-27-2011, 07:27 PM
Del Potro vastly exceeded my expectations and in the 2nd set reminded me of the 2009 US Open winning form. He was totally dominating Djokovic with his immense power and shot making ability. Djokovic will always be a better moving, but when it comes to hitting the ball Del Potro was excellent a lot of the time although still too many unforced errors. The match shows the quality of shot making required to hit through the Djokovic defence.

FerrerAndNadal
05-27-2011, 07:28 PM
Olayyyy Olay Olay Olayyyy Olayyyyyyy Olayyyyyyy Olayyy Olay Olay Olayyyy Olayyyyyy Olayyyyy

DELPO

shadows
05-27-2011, 07:28 PM
Cracking match so far, DelPo really played himself into it after a shaky start.

Orka_n
05-27-2011, 07:28 PM
This is probably going to 5 now. Great stuff. :D

zlaja777
05-27-2011, 07:29 PM
Djokovic wins this one. That's it. Too bad it's 3rd round. Great match.

Caralimon
05-27-2011, 07:29 PM
Clutch serving from Del Potro in that last game. Still, expecting Novak to prevail tomorrow.

asmaridis
05-27-2011, 07:30 PM
Didn't expect it to get so tough! Del Potro is hitting the ball like thunder! HUGE hitting! Although at this rate I think Del Potro would be the first to run out of steam. I was really disappointed that the game got interrupted, why the hell are there no lights?! In any case, Djokovic is facing his sternest test yet I believe. It's game on tomorrow! I like Del Potro, but I really don't want Novak's streak to end just yet!

hipolymer
05-27-2011, 07:30 PM
People actually think it will benefit DelPo?

Nole was in massive trouble there and DelPo had all the momentum.

batavlada
05-27-2011, 07:31 PM
Strong shots. Looks like they are playing on hardcourts. If Djokovic continue not using high top spin and accept Delpo's tempo then Juan.

tealeaves
05-27-2011, 07:32 PM
Given that the match is a new one tomorrow, I still give Nole a slight advantage, slight.

DrJules
05-27-2011, 07:32 PM
Djokovic in 3? Wow some people underrate Del Potro.

Actually if he was playing his US Open 2009 form consistently I may have picked him before the match to win. Yes the second set was Del Potro vintage, but unlike 2009 I still cannot see him winning. He is still on the way back to deliver consistently all through the match.

If he remains fit and keeps improving he would be my pick to win the US Open 2011.

The Magician
05-27-2011, 07:32 PM
lol @ the so called "fans" who thought Del Po had no chance. I already voted Del Po in 4 before the match and I still think so. If Federer hadn't been on a mission from god in 2009 Del Po would probably be a FO champion and this wouldn't even be a question. If the conditions are like today Djoko won't be able to get enough power on his shots, and that's never been a problem for Del Po.

Still not a huge fan of his game but I guess I am a bigger fan than most of his tards :tape:

LawrenceOfTennis
05-27-2011, 07:33 PM
VAMOS JUAN! Djokovic maybe will win this, but BE QUIET HATERS NOW!

Dejan16
05-27-2011, 07:34 PM
:o Delpo wasn't doing crap, novak lost concentration and went for the lines a little too much in the beginning of that second set..Delpo is nowhere near 2009 USopen form fools, hes still making too many UE's, novak will finish this in 4 tomorrow, should have been 3.

The Magician
05-27-2011, 07:36 PM
VAMOS JUAN! Djokovic maybe will win this, but BE QUIET HATERS NOW!

You voted for Novak in 4, some fan :stupid: Looks like the bandwagoners are jumping back on the JMDP wagon, almost makes me want him to lose :o

Matt01
05-27-2011, 07:36 PM
Djokovic wins this one. That's it. Too bad it's 3rd round. Great match.


Yeah, this should be a semi or a quarterfinal at least :sobbing:

FerrerAndNadal
05-27-2011, 07:37 PM
:o Delpo wasn't doing crap, novak lost concentration and went for the lines a little too much in the beginning of that second set..Delpo is nowhere near 2009 USopen form fools, hes still making too many UE's, novak will finish this in 4 tomorrow, should have been 3.

I'm sorry sir but you must need glasses. Delpo was pulling some stunners and the 2 aces to save break points.

tennishero
05-27-2011, 07:37 PM
:o Delpo wasn't doing crap, novak lost concentration and went for the lines a little too much in the beginning of that second set..Delpo is nowhere near 2009 USopen form fools, hes still making too many UE's, novak will finish this in 4 tomorrow, should have been 3.

:haha:

GSMnadal
05-27-2011, 07:38 PM
Didn't expect this, had to leave at 4-1 in the first set, a pleasent surprise. Now finish him off tomorrow...

Raiden
05-27-2011, 07:38 PM
People actually think it will benefit DelPo?

Nole was in massive trouble there and DelPo had all the momentum.Agreed.

The suspension is a heavenly gift to Djoker. He was on the ropes (purely psychologically speaking)

Let's hope Delpo will resume where he left off nonetheless

Chris Kuerten
05-27-2011, 07:38 PM
I hate it when top matches can't get finished...

shawshank
05-27-2011, 07:38 PM
I do think that this pause will help Delpo. He is not capable of winning three sets with Nole at one time because of his fitness and the fact that he is after injury. Splitting this game into two days makes it easier. He will be fully fit for tomorrow and I believe he can do it! This would be just awesome!
Vamos Delpo! End this Serbian streak!

Nadull_tard
05-27-2011, 07:43 PM
Del Potro brought some sick tennis into the second set, and the darkness's coming saved Nole's ass, JM was having a momentum and he could have won this in 4 If this was played in a day session.
I think Djokovic will pull this off in 4, Del Potro needs some time to break into his baseline game and before it happens motivated Nole will take it.

Time Violation
05-27-2011, 07:45 PM
Nole really sloppy in the second, gifted the break with a DF... hopefully he regroups tomorrow :)

MIMIC
05-27-2011, 07:47 PM
Can't believe Djoker gifted the set with a DF on break point. Oh well.

Djoker has had break point opportunities in so many games so I suspect he'll pick it up more tomorrow and start capitalizing more often like he usually does.

But del Potro does look impressive. This could have easily been a QF or a SF.

TheRafaelNadal
05-27-2011, 07:47 PM
Djokovic in 3? Wow some people underrate Del Potro.

IT's more overrating Joker to be honest. Everyone knows Potro is top 5 quality, he's just been out for ages. You would have to be naive to think he was going to win in 3. Yes the guy has been in a really long good run but he's had some luck on the way that rome semi against Murray he should have lost and semi in madrid too.

LawrenceOfTennis
05-27-2011, 07:47 PM
You voted for Novak in 4, some fan :stupid: Looks like the bandwagoners are jumping back on the JMDP wagon, almost makes me want him to lose :o

I still think Djokovic will win, but I supported Delpo. Check those comments if you want.....

The Magician
05-27-2011, 07:48 PM
Pathetic scheduling. Match is on after WTA and the Murray match. You think they'd learn their lesson and not put it on after a WTA match which is guaranteed to have lots of choking and drama and a potential 5 set ATP match, but I guess the power of the Nadull mafia surpasses even TV ratings :help:

tealeaves
05-27-2011, 07:48 PM
I hope there will be highlights tonight showing how Delpo got 2nd set from 15-40 down. 4 big serves - BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM and got it.

Other player should learn this

tealeaves
05-27-2011, 07:49 PM
UGH. I got exam at 2-4 tomorrow.

Gagsquet
05-27-2011, 07:50 PM
the end after murray third match: go JMDP!!!!

Sonja1989
05-27-2011, 07:51 PM
I hope for a 5-setter :drool:

Well if this match will be 5 setter with lot of match points then will be placed on your 'smoke' smiley's thread? :D

DrJules
05-27-2011, 07:54 PM
I hope there will be highlights tonight showing how Delpo got 2nd set from 15-40 down. 4 big serves - BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM and got it.

Other player should learn this

Memories of 2009 and the mental rock.

misty1
05-27-2011, 07:55 PM
got to give credit to delpo, i didnt think he'd even take a set off of djokovic

that being said djokovic in 4

although there is a part of me that thinks djokovic is the one who resquested the stop so he could regroup, i mean from the part of the end i coiuld catch delpo didnt look like he wanted to quit

MaxPower
05-27-2011, 07:56 PM
hmmm well looking at Djokovic's record this year Del Potro better take the "3rd" set when they start tomorrow. Otherwise he has to take two straight sets to win and even though players have taken sets of Djokovic this year- noone has taken 2 straight sets.

Unlike today Delpo needs to come out flying and have his serve ready from the beginning this time and he might very well win it. From the baseline he got all the tools to win. Not even Djokovic can defend against the kind of killer shots he can generate. It shows because Novak isn't as comfortable to stay in rallies with him and wait for a good winner opportunity like he does with Nadal

Rafa#Uno:-)
05-27-2011, 07:57 PM
delpo is good he should hit his bh more straight to noles fh side too
then he gets even more points.
Nole is a freak mover best in the game right now and the only vulnerable is behind his back he is too fast from corner to corner.

SheepleBuster
05-27-2011, 07:57 PM
remember how Monfils always gets to play his match till midnight as long as he is winning in the French? Oh and they do it in England too. How they threw Roger under the bus when he said he couldn't see during the match with Nadal he could have won. But the French are the worst. If any french is winning, they continue until midnight when no one can see anything. But if they are down a break point or something, they halt the match during the morning for heat or too much light

solowyn
05-27-2011, 08:03 PM
Djoko in 4, he'll come out fast tomorrow imo.

tealeaves
05-27-2011, 08:03 PM
On a sidenote - Delpo still hasn't hit a BH winner in 2 sets, yeah :unsure:?

ExcaliburII
05-27-2011, 08:04 PM
got to give credit to delpo, i didnt think he'd even take a set off of djokovic

that being said djokovic in 4

although there is a part of me that thinks djokovic is the one who resquested the stop so he could regroup, i mean from the part of the end i coiuld catch delpo didnt look like he wanted to quit

del potro was the first who asked to quit, but djokovic instantly agreed.

iriraz
05-27-2011, 08:07 PM
On a sidenote - Delpo still hasn't hit a BH winner in 2 sets, yeah :unsure:?

I think he made one in last game but sure enough it`s not his strength the backhand

GhostUnholy
05-27-2011, 08:08 PM
On a sidenote - Delpo still hasn't hit a BH winner in 2 sets, yeah :unsure:?

I'm pretty sure that he hit one

misty1
05-27-2011, 08:08 PM
del potro was the first who asked to quit, but djokovic instantly agreed.

oh okay, i had to step away for a minute and when i got back this was happening

Time Violation
05-27-2011, 08:08 PM
del potro was the first who asked to quit, but djokovic instantly agreed.

Lol

Corey Feldman
05-27-2011, 08:08 PM
amazing tennis delpo, made Nole like a kid, 2 more sets you big bear

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h235/ottman_turks/tumblr_llgk70F7CF1qd59lso1_500.gif

tealeaves
05-27-2011, 08:09 PM
that makes sense people, it was half dark in paris and they have to finish the set regardless of what if they start it so for their best interests they HAVE to stop

Shirogane
05-27-2011, 08:10 PM
On a sidenote - Delpo still hasn't hit a BH winner in 2 sets, yeah :unsure:?idk, but he was hitting them really big at times, enough to force errors.

Rafa is the GOAT
05-27-2011, 08:18 PM
WWW? after a delay.
Phisically is helping delpo
Mentaglly is helping djoker
WWW

Seen Sheen
05-27-2011, 08:22 PM
Hello guys, its my first post here and the match up between DelPo and Djoko has forced me to join this forum.

I was expecting good things from DelPo and so far he hasnt disappointed his fans one bit.

Has a great chance to end a legendary streak. Needs to keep bullying Djoko from the baseline and draw the errors. The suspension would perhaps play into the hands of Djoko as DelPo had the momentum on his side.

Still,Predicting a five set win for J.M.D.P..

Jaz
05-27-2011, 08:33 PM
Hello guys, its my first post here and the match up between DelPo and Djoko has forced me to join this forum.

I was expecting good things from DelPo and so far he hasnt disappointed his fans one bit.

Has a great chance to end a legendary streak. Needs to keep bullying Djoko from the baseline and draw the errors. The suspension would perhaps play into the hands of Djoko as DelPo had the momentum on his side.

Still,Predicting a five set win for J.M.D.P..

Welcome to the forum.

I don't know who this break favour. Delpo might be a little less on fitness, so the break should help him. Novak however, need to think about this "tactically".

DrJules
05-27-2011, 08:34 PM
On a sidenote - Delpo still hasn't hit a BH winner in 2 sets, yeah :unsure:?

If he could get his backhand working.:devil:

The movement and defense of Djokovic is making it almost impossible for the brilliant shot making of Del Potro to penetrate the Serbian wall. Del Potro is having to really load the power onto the forehand to force Djokovic errors and hit winners. No sure his backhand has the same level of power.

william_renshaw
05-27-2011, 08:41 PM
Why is the match carried over from the previous day never first on court?

guga2120
05-27-2011, 08:41 PM
The delay will help JMDP and I am suprised that he was able to take a set. Nole, still should take him out 4. Hopefully for Nole, he gets over quick since he was screwed with the scheldule.

straitup
05-27-2011, 08:42 PM
If he could get his backhand working.:devil:

The movement and defense of Djokovic is making it almost impossible for the brilliant shot making of Del Potro to penetrate the Serbian wall. Del Potro is having to really load the power onto the forehand to force Djokovic errors and hit winners. No sure his backhand has the same level of power.

It doesn't...he is very consistent and deep with the shot though, which can allow him to run around and hit the FH on the next shot.

It's a great sign to see him blasting those FH's though - one of my favorite shots and a good replacement for Gonzo's FH since he is almost out the door

I think Novak will hold on, but play being suspended should help Del Potro in that he can get away with a little bit of lack of fitness if that happens to be the case.

AncicCilic
05-27-2011, 08:44 PM
Really powerful stuff from Del Potro in the second set. He should just keep going for the shots and try to dictate the game as much as he can. That is something that always makes the opponents make some errors because they're trying to go for their shots since they don't want to be overpowered.

I think the key tommorow for him will be to hold his serve as long as he can. That could make Djokovic nervous because he knows that if he goes 1-2 down he has to win 2 sets in a row against this kind of player and that's never easy.

Oh, and few less errors would help alot too, few too many in set 1. Everything over 10 per set is too much.

P.S. although he had the momentum in the match i think ultimately it's better for him to break this match into two days. It's much easier psichologicaly (specially for a player that was often injured) to think that he has to win two sets and play max 3 then to play 5 sets against the best guy at the moment.

luie
05-27-2011, 08:48 PM
The break should help del-po,,fitness wise,,as he is a former Semi-Finalist @ RG,,fed was only able to beat del-po becaused he was gassed in 09...Del-po could legitimately end the serbs run here.

Nathaliia
05-27-2011, 08:51 PM
Does it mean the Baker is going to get baked? :speakles:

Nah, I think Mr. Clutch will regroup tomorrow.

ballbasher101
05-27-2011, 08:54 PM
If the Pony wins tomorrow we might as well hand the title over to Nadal right now. I like the Pony but the Djoker has to win tomorrow.

Silvester
05-27-2011, 08:54 PM
Why is the match carried over from the previous day never first on court?


this baffles me as well, especially considering it's the 3rd match scheduled now and probably won't start before 2pm at the absolute earliest, most likely around 3

Sonja1989
05-27-2011, 08:54 PM
Hello guys, its my first post here and the match up between DelPo and Djoko has forced me to join this forum.

I was expecting good things from DelPo and so far he hasnt disappointed his fans one bit.

Has a great chance to end a legendary streak. Needs to keep bullying Djoko from the baseline and draw the errors. The suspension would perhaps play into the hands of Djoko as DelPo had the momentum on his side.

Still,Predicting a five set win for J.M.D.P..

Welcome here! :wavey: :hug:

Hopefully you will be right. :kiss:

DrJules
05-27-2011, 08:59 PM
If the Pony wins tomorrow we might as well hand the title over to Nadal right now. I like the Pony but the Djoker has to win tomorrow.

Ah. The bigger picture.

abraxas21
05-27-2011, 09:27 PM
time to pack your bags, fako

i stand by my initial call

fako is probly dreaming about a gluten-made court with delpo in it as we speak

blank_frackis
05-27-2011, 09:50 PM
Why is the match carried over from the previous day never first on court?

To give them a rest. Playing last thing at night and first thing in the morning is a bit much.

tennisace28
05-27-2011, 09:53 PM
The break will work beautifully for the Serbian ball machine. He will regroup tomorrow and come it firing right away with his ultra aggressive return of serves. The giant Argie has always been a slow starter but I suppose that comes with his physical dimensions. Jmdp needs a least 45mins to get his game going and fine tune his powerplay. But once JMDP gets going, there is no stopping him, he reminds me of a LOCOMOTIVE.

Nole is gonna adjust his game slightly and go up a break quickly in the third set. Mark my words. He will snatch the third and go int the fourth with heaps of confidence. Look for joker to in the pressure on potro's serve in the fourth and will eventually squeeze enough errors from ball blazing Argie to seal the deal in a comfortable 4set encounter. Boom it ppl. No stopping noel, he really benefitted with the long match from wawrinka and gets to start late his match and resume tomorrow.

Another prevailing condition tomorrow in joker's favour will be the weather. The bright sunshine will speed up the court and joker will be able to get more zip off the ground. Today, when it got late in the second, JMDP was hitting a much heavier ball then joker. That will end tomorrow and joker will be safely through o the fourth round and enrolee to his first Roland Garros title. Mark my words.

moon language
05-27-2011, 09:56 PM
The break will work beautifully for the Serbian ball machine. He will regroup tomorrow and come it firing right away with his ultra aggressive return of serves. The giant Argie has always been a slow starter but I suppose that comes with his physical dimensions. Jmdp needs a least 45mins to get his game going and fine tune his powerplay. But once JMDP gets going, there is no stopping him, he reminds me of a LOCOMOTIVE.

Nole is gonna adjust his game slightly and go up a break quickly in the third set. Mark my words. He will snatch the third and go int the fourth with heaps of confidence. Look for joker to in the pressure on potro's serve in the fourth and will eventually squeeze enough errors from ball blazing Argie to seal the deal in a comfortable 4set encounter. Boom it ppl. No stopping noel, he really benefitted with the long match from wawrinka and gets to start late his match and resume tomorrow.

Another prevailing condition tomorrow in joker's favour will be the weather. The bright sunshine will speed up the court and joker will be able to get more zip off the ground. Today, when it got late in the second, JMDP was hitting a much heavier ball then joker. That will end tomorrow and joker will be safely through o the fourth round and enrolee to his first Roland Garros title. Mark my words.

Actually the slower conditions today were better for Djokovic considering the pace of Del Potro. Faster court will be more in Del Potro's favor, but I do think Djokovic wins this match.

read label
05-27-2011, 09:57 PM
To give them a rest. Playing last thing at night and first thing in the morning is a bit much.

Yes i ask this and answer was this, but does not make sense:confused:
If we think they would have continued playing the match maybe 5sets,so why give them the rest?;)

Seen Sheen
05-27-2011, 09:58 PM
Welcome to the forum.

I don't know who this break favour. Delpo might be a little less on fitness, so the break should help him. Novak however, need to think about this "tactically".

Thanks mate,:)

You are spot on with your assessment, Novak needs to come up with something different tomorrow otherwise it'll be difficult for him to keep the streak alive. Also your point about DelPO's fitness is a fair one BUT one thing that I have observed in DelPo's game is that he is a slow starter, showed today as well. Wasnt moving that well in the first set BUT suddenly upped his level in the second set and started dictating the points . Thats why I think that the break would favour Djoko more than DelPo.

read label
05-27-2011, 10:00 PM
The break will work beautifully for the Serbian ball machine. He will regroup tomorrow and come it firing right away with his ultra aggressive return of serves. The giant Argie has always been a slow starter but I suppose that comes with his physical dimensions. Jmdp needs a least 45mins to get his game going and fine tune his powerplay. But once JMDP gets going, there is no stopping him, he reminds me of a LOCOMOTIVE.

Nole is gonna adjust his game slightly and go up a break quickly in the third set. Mark my words. He will snatch the third and go int the fourth with heaps of confidence. Look for joker to in the pressure on potro's serve in the fourth and will eventually squeeze enough errors from ball blazing Argie to seal the deal in a comfortable 4set encounter. Boom it ppl. No stopping noel, he really benefitted with the long match from wawrinka and gets to start late his match and resume tomorrow.

Another prevailing condition tomorrow in joker's favour will be the weather. The bright sunshine will speed up the court and joker will be able to get more zip off the ground. Today, when it got late in the second, JMDP was hitting a much heavier ball then joker. That will end tomorrow and joker will be safely through o the fourth round and enrolee to his first Roland Garros title. Mark my words.

I agree, The match has now change, it is now a 3 set match and Nole has not lost any this year.
Del potro is good but to soon after injury return, This work for Nole well.:)

Seen Sheen
05-27-2011, 10:03 PM
If the Pony wins tomorrow we might as well hand the title over to Nadal right now. I like the Pony but the Djoker has to win tomorrow.

The way Nadal is playing at the moment I wont be surprised if Soderling repeats his FO 09' heroics.

read label
05-27-2011, 10:05 PM
Thanks mate,:)

You are spot on with your assessment, Novak needs to come up with something different tomorrow otherwise it'll be difficult for him to keep the streak alive. Also your point about DelPO's fitness is a fair one BUT one thing that I have observed in DelPo's game is that he is a slow starter, showed today as well. Wasnt moving that well in the first set BUT suddenly upped his level in the second set and started dictating the points . Thats why I think that the break would favour Djoko more than DelPo.

Hello welcome to forum, i am also near new:)

I do not think Del potro is slow begin, i think he was little unsure, it was long wait for them to begin match, with change of court and drama.
I do not think the delay will help him, Nole will be more ready now, but still it is good to have del back and this is most interesting match:wavey:

solowyn
05-27-2011, 10:11 PM
Yes i ask this and answer was this, but does not make sense:confused:
If we think they would have continued playing the match maybe 5sets,so why give them the rest?;)
Stopping and starting is different to continuous 4 hour play.

RNW
05-27-2011, 10:16 PM
Djokovic of 2009 or 2010 would lose to Del Potro of 2011.
If all of Noles shots are working, especially the backhand dtl and his serve he will win in 4.
If he shows any weakness for a 2 or 3 games DelPo can turn around the match and win in 5.

homogenius
05-27-2011, 10:24 PM
Djokovic gifted the 2nd set.Too impatient in the first few games cause he probably wanted to win before the night.He tried to shorten the rallies but failed a bit and Del Potro somehow managed to keep his break until the end.If Novak plays like he did in the first he should win comfortably tomorrow.