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Madrid R3: Djokovic def. Wawrinka 7-6(5) 6-4

Alex999
05-10-2012, 09:48 PM
I guess it's not too interesting :confused:... lol

GSMnadal
05-10-2012, 09:50 PM
Starting a thread on a day Rafa loses on MTF that's about something else.

Not one of the best ideas, why bother

espana
05-10-2012, 09:50 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-M_oNmnuOMfM/T6wn5c-LRII/AAAAAAAAARI/KlRWoaPVZOk/s1600/Djokovic-Wawrinka.jpg

Orka_n
05-10-2012, 09:50 PM
Add the scoreline and the tournament round please to the thread title please. ;)

Too bad on Wawa, he played great from the baseline in the first but his level dropped a little in the second and he had no serve to fall back on.

Nole played okay but he is beatable here.

Mark Lenders
05-10-2012, 09:51 PM
Very good match, great quality I thought. Nole serving very well except for the 5*-2 game. If he keeps improving, he might very well defend his title here.

Good match for Wawrinka, but as usual when he faces top players he lacked that extra something to make an upset happen.

GSMnadal
05-10-2012, 09:51 PM
Djoker better watch his back, Clutchdasco is waiting

asmazif
05-10-2012, 09:51 PM
Madrid R3: Djokovic def. Wawrinka 7-6(5), 6-4 if anyone's more interested :p

Nole's BP conversion has been weirdly atrocious for months now. Turned it on when he was signing the camera - Stan play well?

Fireballer
05-10-2012, 09:55 PM
this court is a disgrace.When two of the best movers in the game cant move and hit the way they want you know something is wrong.Nole couldn't do shit today and still won.Rafa lost because this surface sucks

HeretiC
05-10-2012, 09:56 PM
I feel for the players, but this new brand of skating tennis amuses me. More of this blue shit next year please. Wrong-footing gets such a big significance in this type of courts.

LastRocket
05-10-2012, 09:59 PM
Speed of the court is perfect. No pushers left in the latest rounds. Glimpse of Djoker the barbarian in the 2nd set. I am sure he will pic up from here until the start of Roland Garros.

samanosuke
05-10-2012, 09:59 PM
Feel sorry for Stan . Has too much of talent to be everybody's bitch. He has to regret for the first set. Nole had much more chances but Stan was better player in exchanges, just his ROS :facepalm: . I mean, Nole was serving great but it looked like he was returning Raonic's serve, not Nole's . Shame for his carrier, always looked to me like better deal than overhyped Gasquet for example

LastRocket
05-10-2012, 10:03 PM
Feel sorry for Stan . Has too much of talent to be everybody's bitch. He has to regret for the first set. Nole had much more chances but Stan was better player in exchanges, just his ROS :facepalm: . I mean, Nole was serving great but it looked like he was returning Raonic's serve, not Nole's . Shame for his carrier, always looked to me like better deal than overhyped Gasquet for example

I still think that Stan is playing much better these past few weeks. Maybe something good to come for Roland Garros :eek:

Kat_YYZ
05-10-2012, 10:04 PM
Nole :yeah:
Stani :hug:

fast_clay
05-10-2012, 10:11 PM
what's your mental damage alex999...? if you are going to start a match thread do it properly or don't do it all... f**king visual pollution this sh!te...

thehotstuff66
05-10-2012, 10:11 PM
yay for Nole.....my 3rd fav player won...Fed, Dolgopolov and Nole...I'd be happy with either of them winning.


cat

asmazif
05-10-2012, 10:11 PM
someone gonna edit the title?

xdrewitdajx
05-10-2012, 10:16 PM
-grabs belt- fine, i'll edit it. someone give me the power

ServeVolley
05-10-2012, 10:24 PM
Rafa lost because this surface sucks

No. Rafa lost because he sucks on this surface, not the other way around. A surface cannot be judged on whether a particular player does well on it or not (otherwise I could just as easily say, "Federer beat Gasquet in straights! This surface is great!"). ;)

Fireballer
05-10-2012, 10:36 PM
No. Rafa lost because he sucks on this surface, not the other way around. A surface cannot be judged on whether a particular player does well on it or not (otherwise I could just as easily say, "Federer beat Gasquet in straights! This surface is great!"). ;)

when someone like Djoker cant move or slide on clay properly you know something is fucked

Allez
05-10-2012, 10:42 PM
On a day like today no one cares about this NID result :rolleyes:

asmazif
05-10-2012, 10:47 PM
-grabs belt- fine, i'll edit it. someone give me the power

you were defeated I assume? you will not go unavenged.

Macbrother
05-10-2012, 10:58 PM
Nole served particularly well today and the fact that the scoreline was relatively close shows what a good effort Wawa put in despite that.

Nole fan
05-10-2012, 11:04 PM
Nole is taking it from here, just peaking at the right moment for RG. He knows what to prioritize.

v-money
05-10-2012, 11:05 PM
If people are going to be this lazy about starting match threads, they should just not do it. Filo V. would have done better.

MIMIC
05-10-2012, 11:14 PM
Novak. Dude. Start converting those BPs.

Also, if it were ever any doubt, then surely now it is certain that Novak is a confidence player. Once he got that opening set, his rhythm suddenly came back and he opened up and swung freely. But I changed the channel after the first couple of games (in the 2nd set) because the result was NID. Started watching the news and forgot the match was on :lol: Turned it back as soon as Novak served for it.

Corey Feldman
05-10-2012, 11:19 PM
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

cant wait till Fed takes him out in semis, its time for me to get cocky again and Nole Fan to cry over me again

nick the greek
05-10-2012, 11:19 PM
I'm NOT happy with The Great Serbian Slayer.Still,decent performance in the second set and best player in the world and #1 did what he's supposed to do,won.

SerialKillerToBe
05-10-2012, 11:22 PM
:bounce:I can't wait for a Nole-Fed semi if it happens. :bounce:

nick the greek
05-10-2012, 11:22 PM
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

cant wait till Fed takes him out in semis, its time for me to get cocky again and Nole Fan to cry over me again
Naaaaah,you'll be the one who's gonna cry.Your guy is so good at it and you should be too(as his fan).

Nole fan
05-10-2012, 11:28 PM
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

cant wait till Fed takes him out in semis, its time for me to get cocky again and Nole Fan to cry over me again

You never cease to entertain me Mikey, where's your bile? You've gone too soft. Bring out the bitch in you. I miss it. :kiss:

Macbrother
05-10-2012, 11:29 PM
If people are going to be this lazy about starting match threads, they should just not do it. Filo V. would have done better.

Well you can't blame him for stepping up and filling the void as MTF was in such a frenzy over the Nadal loss I think everybody forgot this match was even on, but agreed, disgraceful effort, if you're gonna be the one to step up and start a post-match thread at least do it properly.

Mongoose
05-10-2012, 11:33 PM
:shrug:

asmazif
05-10-2012, 11:35 PM
If people are going to be this lazy about starting match threads, they should just not do it. Filo V. would have done better.

Anyone would have done better, Filo V just does it with extra sanctimonious egotism. But anyway, this is a bit of a rarity - usually the person actually edits the title afterwards or the mods do something about it. But no.

asmazif
05-10-2012, 11:36 PM
well there was but this might as well be the thread now

v-money
05-10-2012, 11:37 PM
Smart move starting this thread.

Orange Wombat
05-10-2012, 11:49 PM
It took so long to find this page. Nole played much improved from the Gimeno-Traver match. Some great fight and shotmaking from Stan at the end before Nole closed it out.

Next up is good friend Tipsa. Good luck Janko!:cool:

Mongoose
05-10-2012, 11:49 PM
that other thread is awful

v-money
05-10-2012, 11:50 PM
that other thread is awful

I know. I was actually being serious.

Mongoose
05-10-2012, 11:52 PM
I know. I was actually being serious.

what's sad is that i knew you were being serious!

that's just how awful the other thread is!

MIMIC
05-10-2012, 11:57 PM
Much better thread. :) (no scoreline in the other one) My comments from the other one:

Novak. Dude. Start converting those BPs.

Also, if it were ever any doubt, then surely now it is certain that Novak is a confidence player. Once he got that opening set, his rhythm suddenly came back and he opened up and swung freely. But I changed the channel after the first couple of games (in the 2nd set) because the result was NID. Started watching the news and forgot the match was on :lol: Turned it back as soon as Novak served for it.

Lee
05-10-2012, 11:57 PM
Anyone would have done better, Filo V just does it with extra sanctimonious egotism. But anyway, this is a bit of a rarity - usually the person actually edits the title afterwards or the mods do something about it. But no.

Guess this explains the hasty retreat of OP :p

yeah, too tired here, missed it ... I had to work almost all night long (some stupid paper work)... still trying to stay awake for the Nole/Wawa match.

fast_clay
05-11-2012, 12:15 AM
I guess it's not too interesting :confused:... lol

hey... jizz rag... put the score, round and location up...

bouncer7
05-11-2012, 12:19 AM
hey... jizz rag... put the score, round and location up...

who cares

nole_no1
05-11-2012, 12:21 AM
Much better from Nole than in the 1st round :yeah: He must win the title now

Mongoose
05-11-2012, 12:30 AM
Much better thread. :) (no scoreline in the other one) My comments from the other one:

Novak. Dude. Start converting those BPs.

Also, if it were ever any doubt, then surely now it is certain that Novak is a confidence player. Once he got that opening set, his rhythm suddenly came back and he opened up and swung freely. But I changed the channel after the first couple of games (in the 2nd set) because the result was NID. Started watching the news and forgot the match was on :lol: Turned it back as soon as Novak served for it.

:bowdown:

fast_clay
05-11-2012, 01:06 AM
who cares

you're missing the joke, you knob...

tennishero
05-11-2012, 01:09 AM
Starting a thread on a day Rafa loses on MTF that's about something else.

Not one of the best ideas, why bother

ahhhh there you are!!






http://www.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/your-tears-are-delicious.jpg









:bigwave::bigwave::bigwave::bigwave::bigwave:

Alex999
05-11-2012, 03:11 AM
guys, sorry for not posting the result, I tried to be funny but it didn't work out for many of you. I see one of the mods changed it. thanks. still not sure, why do we need to be so robotic? I even got bad rapped by some goof, telling me 'why do we need this, when Nadal lost, as if Rafa passed away' ... too funny ...

My big apology for not posting the result. I will never start a thread on MTF. I'M A BAD BOY, lol

cheers,
Alex

allpro
05-11-2012, 04:24 AM
nole's movement is suspect and he looks like a zombie out there just going thru the motions. at present form he has no chance whatsoever against fed.

SerialKillerToBe
05-11-2012, 04:56 AM
nole's movement is suspect and he looks like a zombie out there just going thru the motions. at present form he has no chance whatsoever against fed.

Novak doesn't need to move. He can hit winners against Mugerer from any position on the court.

v-money
05-11-2012, 06:57 AM
Novak doesn't need to move. He can hit winners against Mugerer from any position on the court.

What is this, comedy hour on MTF?

Since when does Djokovic hit winners from any position on the court? :rolleyes:

R2: Djokovic: 20W-24UE, DGT: 30W-37UE
R3: Djokovic: 18W-18UE, Wawrinka: 27W-34UE

He won these matches by having a better Winner to UE ratio (-4) & (0) than his opponents (-7) & (-7). I sometimes wonder if Djokovic fans even watch his matches.

He can beat Federer but it won't be through hitting more winners, especially against an aggressive player like Federer. He would have to defend well and get another good winner to UE ratio. But lets first see if both make the SF.

duchuy89
05-11-2012, 07:24 AM
Djokovic is too powerful

unforcedterror
05-11-2012, 07:52 AM
Wow, I guess the frenzy of Nadal's loss had people forgetting this match was even on. There was more discussion on the missing stuff in the thread title than on the match itself.

Good enough match from Novak. He has to improve on BP conversion, but I hope he retains his service stats all the way through RG. He was serving SO WELL up until 5-2 in the 2nd, and he had several (I last counted 5) love hold service games. Stan played great too, did so much work to save set points in the first set, and did well to break Novak in the 2nd as well. Really good form from him.

asmazif
05-11-2012, 10:28 AM
What is this, comedy hour on MTF?

Since when does Djokovic hit winners from any position on the court? :rolleyes:

R2: Djokovic: 20W-24UE, DGT: 30W-37UE
R3: Djokovic: 18W-18UE, Wawrinka: 27W-34UE

He won these matches by having a better Winner to UE ratio (-4) & (0) than his opponents (-7) & (-7). I sometimes wonder if Djokovic fans even watch his matches.

He can beat Federer but it won't be through hitting more winners, especially against an aggressive player like Federer. He would have to defend well and get another good winner to UE ratio. But lets first see if both make the SF.

yeh, he was being frivolous, but Djokovic certainly plays more aggressively and blasts a lot of winners when facing Federer, they almost always have very fast, offensive matches. He certainly has the ability - but usually opts (annoyingly) for the more passive route in early matches, though he struck a decent balance yesterday. Yes, he'll probably hit less winners than Fed, but normally it's actually quite close. It normally depends on who he's playing/if he's confident or feels good on court :shrug:

Voo de Mar
05-11-2012, 10:35 AM
There are two things about Wawrinka:

- the positive one: not too many players of his caliber (let's say 10-30 in the ranking) are able to play competitive matches with the best three players in the world like Wawrinka does
- the negative one: he plays very good, diversify technically sets against the best guys but in the end he loses them anyway (0-13 tie-break record combined :facepalm:)

Nole fan
05-11-2012, 12:58 PM
What is this, comedy hour on MTF?

Since when does Djokovic hit winners from any position on the court? :rolleyes:

R2: Djokovic: 20W-24UE, DGT: 30W-37UE
R3: Djokovic: 18W-18UE, Wawrinka: 27W-34UE

He won these matches by having a better Winner to UE ratio (-4) & (0) than his opponents (-7) & (-7). I sometimes wonder if Djokovic fans even watch his matches.

He can beat Federer but it won't be through hitting more winners, especially against an aggressive player like Federer. He would have to defend well and get another good winner to UE ratio. But lets first see if both make the SF.

And I wonder if you ever watch any Djokovic or Federer's matches? :rolleyes:
Get your stats right before you post. Djokovic can hit the same amount of winners as federer when he feels he has to be more aggresive, at the end of the day it's his choice. But can he do it? Of course, he can blast winners from any position on the court as stated.

Take this as reference:

(Reuters) - Match statistics for Novak Djokovic's 6-7 4-6 6-3 6-2 7-5 semi-final win over Roger Federer at the U.S. Open 2011.

Djokovic (Serbia) Federer (Switzerland) 1st Serve % 82 of 140 = 59% 100 of 164 = 61% Aces 8 11 Double Faults 6 4 Unforced Errors 35 59 Winning % on 1st Serve 68 of 82 = 83% 67 of 100 = 67% Winning % on 2nd Serve 32 of 58 = 55% 36 of 64 = 56% Winners 48 49 Break Point Conversions 6 of 12 = 50% 3 of 5 = 60% Net Approaches 11 of 15 = 73% 18 of 27 = 67% Total Points Won 161 143 Fastest Serve Speed 126 MPH 129 MPH Match time: three hours and 51 minutes :wavey:

samanosuke
05-11-2012, 01:03 PM
There are two things about Wawrinka:

- the positive one: not too many players of his caliber (let's say 10-30 in the ranking) are able to play competitive matches with the best three players in the world like Wawrinka does
- the negative one: he plays very good, diversify technically sets against the best guys but in the end he loses them anyway (0-13 tie-break record combined :facepalm:)

yep. this why I feel sorry for him. Has all the shots, plays beautiful tennis, against almost everybody looks competitive and at the end he loses every time. Would like to see him winning something bigger