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Madrid QF: Tipsarevic def. Djokovic 7-6(2) 6-3

espana
05-11-2012, 06:53 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dRWSivqSicQ/T61glby60wI/AAAAAAAAASA/qq3VJOM0hK8/s1600/Djokovic-Tipsarevic.jpg
Janko :bowdown:
Novak saved 3 MPs at 2*-5 0-40 and had 3 BPs at 3-5*, but Janko eventually served it out with an UE from Nole.

Certinfy
05-11-2012, 06:53 PM
Tipsarevic played very well, Djokovic didn't play badly but not great either. Did well to close it out in the end.

SheepleBuster
05-11-2012, 06:53 PM
Ouch. Nole was relieved Rafa was out. Tank

TigerTim
05-11-2012, 06:53 PM
Nice

HeretiC
05-11-2012, 06:54 PM
Bilja looked pleased. :bounce:

MTwEeZi
05-11-2012, 06:54 PM
hand the title over to Fedull :zzz:

timafi
05-11-2012, 06:54 PM
unreal :speakles: :lol:

samanosuke
05-11-2012, 06:54 PM
:haha: Verdasco beats Nadal, Tipsarevic beats Djokovic. What's next? Murray winning a slam? Nah...

henke007
05-11-2012, 06:54 PM
Disgusting Tank from Nole. HE didn't wanna risk playing Fed on this surface where he can't give 100% with the risk of injury.

STUHL
05-11-2012, 06:54 PM
Federer likes this!

Orka_n
05-11-2012, 06:54 PM
Clutcharevic. ;)

Tipsy played an excellent match. Nole was okay in the first but didn't feel like fighting really at the end of the match. Big win for Janko.

Arkulari
05-11-2012, 06:55 PM
THE FUCK? I'm gonna bet on Pics, he's definitely beating Roger now :eek:

moon language
05-11-2012, 06:55 PM
Tank job.

lucyfur
05-11-2012, 06:55 PM
Nole.:rolleyes: Wtf was that?

OnyxRose
05-11-2012, 06:55 PM
Congrats on getting to #2, Roger.

HDW
05-11-2012, 06:55 PM
well done janko! :worship:

Draw is wide open now. Can see a fed delpo final here.

LastRocket
05-11-2012, 06:55 PM
Aggressive Janko :bowdown:

comesbackatlast
05-11-2012, 06:55 PM
You almost feel as if Djokovic was saying to himself: I'd better lose now than risk playing longer and break my neck on this blue clay.

v-money
05-11-2012, 06:55 PM
Good result. Not totally unexpected.

Ash86
05-11-2012, 06:55 PM
Now PLEASE Ferru finally beat Federer. Would love Tiriac to have Tipsy v Ferru & DelPo v Berdych as his semi finals!

Haha. Awesome - good for Nole. I'm glad he's out of this terrible tournament and not injured. Now both him & Rafa can skip next year and not worry about too many points to defend. Very good result. :cool:

Fireballer
05-11-2012, 06:55 PM
Awful surface and that asshole Tipsarevic plays 100% every time he plays the Djoker and tomorrow the GOAT will destroy him 6-1 6-2

Lopez
05-11-2012, 06:55 PM
Djokovic clearly not comfortable on the blue clay, his movement was cringeworthy at times :lol:. Like his movement on grass in 2009 (e.g. when he played against Haas in Halle, he looked like a chump sliding all over the grass).

Nice to see Tipsa go far in a draw :yeah:. He has an entertaining game and lots of skill and touch IMO.

Naudio Spanlatine
05-11-2012, 06:55 PM
Omfg good lawd this tournament:facepalm::o

rocketassist
05-11-2012, 06:56 PM
Tipsarevic was too good. Check his winner stats. That beats pretty much anyone in that form.

nole_no1
05-11-2012, 06:56 PM
Nole looked like he was not in the mood. I'm happy for Janko :yeah:

habibko
05-11-2012, 06:56 PM
no matter how much Djokovic raised his game Tipsarevic had so much class for him to handle, just too good and a joy to watch, completely schooled the faker :worship: :rocker2:

syc23
05-11-2012, 06:56 PM
Nole didn't care. He even gave that 'knowing' smile at the end to Tipsy.

Time Violation
05-11-2012, 06:57 PM
Good first set, so-so second. Hilarious moment when crowd booed Nole and he decided to pick it up, almost turned the second set around :lol: Happy for Tipsy :cheerleader:

Johnny Groove
05-11-2012, 06:57 PM
Smart tank from Nole.

Roger should take the title now.

samanosuke
05-11-2012, 06:57 PM
Can't say I am shocked. Already yesterday Wawrinka had chances and initiative in exchanges, just combination of Nole's big serves and Stan's awful returning win the match for Nole. Today the same story just Nole didn't get that many free points on serve . It sounds weird but good result for tennis, there is no point in seeing the same faces all the time for the weekend. Now, If Ferrer beats Federer it will be one of better Masters 1000 tournaments in last few years

Sunset of Age
05-11-2012, 06:57 PM
Rather strange to see so many people surprised about this result. Whoever watched Tipsy play Simon yesterday, in combination with Djoko's subpar form, should have already realized that Tips had a very good chance here.
Taking the risk of sounding like a broken record by now - Djokovic 2012 is not the same player as Djokovic 2011.

Thanks for the cash, Tipsy! :hatoff:

shadows
05-11-2012, 06:57 PM
Did not expect that at all

Nice win for Tipsy

70-68
05-11-2012, 06:58 PM
2nd time Novak tanks to Tipsy before possibly playing Federer
NID

Let's hope the Djoker is readly to beat Nadal in the RG semis.

Voo de Mar
05-11-2012, 06:58 PM
:eek:

Very interesting tournament, would be even more groovy if Pics eliminated Federer :yeah:
Tipsy surprises me, I thought that he would be one of those several guys who after many years of hanging in between "second and third tennis league" had one great season only to come back quickly where they belonged. Now it's seems that Tipsy will be a Master contender second straight year.

Ticker
05-11-2012, 06:58 PM
Nadal and Djokovic showed to organizers of this shit tournament what they think about it. Last point shows that this was obviously tank.

samanosuke
05-11-2012, 06:58 PM
It's sounds really weird but now the tournament is on Berdych's racket

RNW
05-11-2012, 06:59 PM
Awful surface and that asshole Tipsarevic plays 100% every time he plays the Djoker and tomorrow the GOAT will destroy him 6-1 6-2

Isn't it nice to see professional athletes give 100%?

Tipsarevic was good, served good.
Especially that tiebreak was solid.

Fireballer
05-11-2012, 06:59 PM
no matter how much Djokovic raised his game Tipsarevic had so much class for him to handle, just too good and a joy to watch, completely schooled the faker :worship: :rocker2:

go pray again

Kat_YYZ
05-11-2012, 06:59 PM
Nole looked like he was not in the mood. I'm happy for Janko :yeah:

Novak seemed at times very distracted by his tendency to slip. I didn't think he was tanking deliberately but it could've been a subconscious thing. I mean why bother to save those 3 BPs if you didn't want to try to win? But then he wasn't too sharp in the next game (though Tipsy also got a bit of nerves). At times Nole looked very sharp; at other times, out of sorts.

samanosuke
05-11-2012, 07:00 PM
and yep Tipsarevic did a favor to Nole fan . Now she won't be loosing nerves in supporting Ferrer against the old man

Federer in 2
05-11-2012, 07:00 PM
Mark Lenders, quote this:

Best player so far in 2012 MY ASS

Fireballer
05-11-2012, 07:00 PM
2nd time Novak tanks to Tipsy before possibly playing Federer
NID

Let's hope the Djoker is readly to beat Nadal in the RG semis.

yes he is scared of Fed :haha:

he always tanks before he has to play him

FedererBulgaria
05-11-2012, 07:00 PM
Aideeeee

v-money
05-11-2012, 07:00 PM
These players are finding elaborate ways of tanking matches. Yesterday Nadal tanked from a double break lead in the 3rd and today Nole decided to play a tiebreak, save 3 match points, and force 3 break points before his tank. I guess they are being careful to avoid that lack of effort punishment from the ATP. ;)

Moozza
05-11-2012, 07:01 PM
Chance for a non top 4 player to win a masters?

Federer will probaly still take this.

Ash86
05-11-2012, 07:01 PM
Smart tank from Nole.

Roger should take the title now.

Berdych can definitely beat Roger. He's done it before and has the game for it. Berdych has actually looked good so far - apart from his serve Fed really hasn't. Could've lost to Raonic and Gasquet was no test at all. Heck the way this tournament has gone, who knows, maybe Ferrer will finally beat him. :devil:

Fireballer
05-11-2012, 07:01 PM
Mark Lenders, quote this:

Best player so far in 2012 MY ASS

hey fangirl go kiss Fed poster or something....AO 2012 champion,Miami champion>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>EVERYTHING FED DID IN 2012

tennizen
05-11-2012, 07:01 PM
If there is one thing this tournament shows, it is that the lower ranked players put their head down and do what needs to be done while the entitled complain and refuse to adapt.

Mountaindewslave
05-11-2012, 07:02 PM
Janko played well and was good to not choke towards the end BUT that being said, it is obvious just by watching Djokovic's body language that he hates this blue clay, he is very uncomfortable on it and his movement has been hampered to an extreme amount. Tipsarevic would just hit a powerful corner groundstroke and it would be difficult for Djokovic to 'lunge' for it.

I am pretty sure NOvak will say something in his presser once again about dislike of this lame ass blue clay.

the results are speaking for themselves, if Federer is toppled too we can pretty much point towards the fact that this surface is very awkward for players to adjust to

Silvester
05-11-2012, 07:02 PM
It's sounds really weird but now the tournament is on Berdych's racket

Potro will take him out...

r2473
05-11-2012, 07:02 PM
Nole sending a message to Madrid organizers and ATP.

bjurra
05-11-2012, 07:02 PM
Nadal and Djokovic showed to organizers of this shit tournament what they think about it. Last point shows that this was obviously tank.

He started tanking already before that. Had the crowd not started booing at 2-5 0-40, he would have lost 6-7 2-6.

Mountaindewslave
05-11-2012, 07:03 PM
If there is one thing this tournament shows, it is that the lower ranked players put their head down and do what needs to be done while the entitled complain and refuse to adapt.

i agree with that to some degree however what it shows is that the tournament sucks so much that higher ranked players are almost willing to bow out of it and risk the ranking points loss just because they despise the surface so much.

it certainly will result in a loss of revenue for the latter rounds of this tournament, given 2/3 players that most fans die to see are gone now

nobama
05-11-2012, 07:04 PM
Omfg good lawd this tournament:facepalm::oShouldn't people be happy it's not the same old same old in the final 4? Do people really want a clay season with Djokovic and The Whiner in every final? :confused:

Silvester
05-11-2012, 07:04 PM
Janko played well and was good to not choke towards the end BUT that being said, it is obvious just by watching Djokovic's body language that he hates this blue clay, he is very uncomfortable on it and his movement has been hampered to an extreme amount. Tipsarevic would just hit a powerful corner groundstroke and it would be difficult for Djokovic to 'lunge' for it.

I am pretty sure NOvak will say something in his presser once again about dislike of this lame ass blue clay.

the results are speaking for themselves, if Federer is toppled too we can pretty much point towards the fact that this surface is very awkward for players to adjust to



Seriously guys, everyone is playing on the same blue clay. If anything, the TOP players should be able to adjust better than the lower ranked players - they are after-all supposed to be the best of the world.

bjurra
05-11-2012, 07:04 PM
Janko played well and was good to not choke towards the end BUT that being said, it is obvious just by watching Djokovic's body language that he hates this blue clay, he is very uncomfortable on it and his movement has been hampered to an extreme amount. Tipsarevic would just hit a powerful corner groundstroke and it would be difficult for Djokovic to 'lunge' for it.

Funny things is that is exactly what I thought about Tipsy when he played Delbonis. He was really struggling with his defense and looked like he hated the court. But I guess Tipsy doesn't mind being in the SF of a 1000 even if it's on smurf clay...

Alex999
05-11-2012, 07:05 PM
it looks like a tank to me too. Sure, congrats to Tipsy, but I haven't seen Novak being so miserable in a long time. He moved like crap and he looked like he didn't want to be there. and OMG, all that slipping and sliding ... just horrible ... I have this feeling that Nole's way of thinking was like 'I hate this blue clay, Rafa is out, I still have more points, f.uck this, I'm out, nobody gives a sh!t ...just my impression.

JediFed
05-11-2012, 07:05 PM
Djokovic 2012 is not the same player as Djokovic 2011.


Adje.

Sunset of Age
05-11-2012, 07:05 PM
Seriously guys, everyone is playing on the same blue clay. If anything, the TOP players should be able to adjust better than the lower ranked players - they are after-all supposed to be the best of the world.

Exactly.
Verdasco said it very well in his presser today: the surface is the same for everybody and adapting to surfaces is a part of the game.
Besides that, he also said that Madrid's surface was about as shitty last year, too.

hisham70
05-11-2012, 07:06 PM
Weird, really weird.

superslam77
05-11-2012, 07:06 PM
yep i think berdych will beat fed in the final which is a good result anyways

samanosuke
05-11-2012, 07:06 PM
oh please not 20 pages of tanking theories now. Nole didn't tank neither because he is feared of possible Federer clash, neither because he is unsatisfied with the surface. His game depends the most on the movement and he didn't feel comfortable, he was sliding left and right and when you have doubts in your movement you just don't feel comfortable neither in other parts of your game. Tipsarevic played well though

Pirata.
05-11-2012, 07:06 PM
Thank goodness Stan didn't have to play Roger here, what a bizarre tournament :rolls:

Chris Kuerten
05-11-2012, 07:06 PM
Urrrrrrrrrrbody in the club gettin' Tips'.

motorhead
05-11-2012, 07:06 PM
Janko :worship::worship:

Naudio Spanlatine
05-11-2012, 07:06 PM
Shouldn't people be happy it's not the same old same old in the final 4? Do people really want a clay season with Djokovic and The Whiner in every final? :confused:

these losses is just so awkward it makes my skin crawl:facepalm: :o

bjurra
05-11-2012, 07:07 PM
Seriously guys, everyone is playing on the same blue clay. If anything, the TOP players should be able to adjust better than the lower ranked players - they are after-all supposed to be the best of the world.

The lowest ranked player left in the tournament is seeded 7th so the top players are obviously coping relatively well on the clay. That doesn't mean they like it.

Sunset of Age
05-11-2012, 07:08 PM
i agree with that to some degree however what it shows is that the tournament sucks so much that higher ranked players are almost willing to bow out of it and risk the ranking points loss just because they despise the surface so much.

You actually believe that top athletes lose on purpose because of 'hating' the tournament?
If you don't like it, don't show up.

bouncer7
05-11-2012, 07:08 PM
:eek:

Very interesting tournament, would be even more groovy if Pics eliminated Federer :yeah:
Tipsy surprises me, I thought that he would be one of those several guys who after many years of hanging in between "second and third tennis league" had one great season only to come back quickly where they belonged. Now it's seems that Tipsy will be a Master contender second straight year.

He never won match in Madrid till this year LOL

bjurra
05-11-2012, 07:08 PM
oh please not 20 pages of tanking theories now. Nole didn't tank neither because he is feared of possible Federer clash, neither because he is unsatisfied with the surface. His game depends the most on the movement and he didn't feel comfortable, he was sliding left and right and when you have doubts in your movement you just don't feel comfortable neither in other parts of your game. Tipsarevic played well though

In the 2nd he tanked and if you can't see that, I suggest you find another hobby.

Fireballer
05-11-2012, 07:09 PM
oh please not 20 pages of tanking theories now. Nole didn't tank neither because he is feared of possible Federer clash, neither because he is unsatisfied with the surface. His game depends the most on the movement and he didn't feel comfortable, he was sliding left and right and when you have doubts in your movement you just don't feel comfortable neither in other parts of your game. Tipsarevic played well though

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Nole fan
05-11-2012, 07:10 PM
Strategic tank. Good, get out of here and prepare for the tournaments that count. :yeah:

Voo de Mar
05-11-2012, 07:11 PM
He never won match in Madrid till this year LOL

The new surface clearly favors flat-hitters, Del Potro, Berdych and Tipsarevic - all guys aren't top-spin lovers.

Pirata.
05-11-2012, 07:11 PM
no matter how much Djokovic raised his game Tipsarevic had so much class for him to handle, just too good and a joy to watch, completely schooled the faker :worship: :rocker2:

Tipsarevic and 'class' in the same sentence :facepalm:

Sapeod
05-11-2012, 07:14 PM
WOOOOOOHOOOOOO! I'm disappointed that Murray wasn't able to play Madrid but this is brilliant. Tipsarevic beating Djokovic on clay in straights. Hahahaha, class!!! :haha: :haha: Well done, Tipsarevic!!!! :haha: :haha:

Fat Camel
05-11-2012, 07:14 PM
Don't get why people are whining about this blue clay...We have a new surface with some unexpected results (not same old boring TOP-4 in the semifinals) and some entertaining tennis. It's Rafa's and Nole's problem that they can't adapt to this surface and Del Po, Tipsy or Berdych can, not the problem of blue clay.

samanosuke
05-11-2012, 07:15 PM
In the 2nd he tanked and if you can't see that, I suggest you find another hobby.

yep. that's why he was bothered with saving 0-40 and going 15-40 up in the next game

Orange Wombat
05-11-2012, 07:15 PM
For a small guy, Tipsa has a huge serve.

This is a great win for Janko who played really confidently. Nole unfortunately seems much worse mentally than last year.

Ben.
05-11-2012, 07:16 PM
Well played Tipsy. It looked like it might turn into a nightmare for him when Djokovic saved 3 MPs and then had BPs but thankfully he got it done. Two wins over Djokovic in six months, not bad.

Djokovic started the match looking in good form, couldn't get the early break and then Tipsy was the better player from then on.

Raonic could've made this really interesting :mad:

Pucho
05-11-2012, 07:18 PM
Wow, what a match from Tipsa! :eek::eek::eek:
He needed this points, maybe he can now spend the whole year in the top 10 :eek:

On the other hand, Djokovic should really pray that Federer doesn't win this tournament. His no.1 spot is at real danger now.

Djokovic ended this tournament with 5/29 break point conversion! :o

Naudio Spanlatine
05-11-2012, 07:19 PM
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j464/fashnuguess/tumblr_lsaxwjbdQQ1qbcq69.gif

Sapeod
05-11-2012, 07:19 PM
Brilliant day for tennis :cheerleader: :cheerleader: :cheerleader:

thehotstuff66
05-11-2012, 07:19 PM
Strategic tank. Good, get out of here and prepare for the tournaments that count. :yeah:

Are you serious? And you claim to be a Nole Fan. He didnt tank. He tried to adapt to the service and he couldnt. Tipsy played better and adapted better.

Nole works hard and he proved that last year by having a great 2011 and his 2012 isnt so bad either.

I hate when fans of players says stuff like tanking. Why would he do that? He has massive amout of points to defend, he certainly doesnt want to go to rome with a loss on his belt and not feeling confident.

He is the best player in the world right now and to say that he would tank is disgusting from a loyal fan.

I happen to love both Nole and Fed and would never discredit either of them by saying that...Why even show up at all? He complained before he ever even played on the surface plus he CARES about Tennis, bout his reputation, about being# 1 in the world and it's not in his makeup. As evidenced by him fighting when down 0-40...


Some fan you are!

cat

Nole Rules
05-11-2012, 07:19 PM
Well done, Janko.

Fat Camel
05-11-2012, 07:19 PM
Disgusting Tank from Nole. HE didn't wanna risk playing Fed on this surface where he can't give 100% with the risk of injury.

:haha::haha: so much Tipsarevic hating...

petar_pan
05-11-2012, 07:20 PM
I allready saw on AO that Djokovic isn't good like last year. That wsd lack of motivation.
On the other hand he has lack of self-confidence after loss vs Nadal. And Nadal played Barcelona lije in the "old days
", with alot of quality and self-confidence.
However, it would be great to watch Nadal vs Djokovic final at RG. I think Djokovic would be favourite.

Now, it would be great if Del Potro can win the tournament. Even Federer's triumph would be good.

Alex999
05-11-2012, 07:20 PM
well, tank or not ... both Djoko and Nadal kinda behaved like 2 little princesses. I'm disappointed with both of them. I also, think it would be a good thing that someone else takes Madrid ... it would be hilarious if Rog loses too, although I think he'll win here. what's happening with rankings. Can Fed get to #2?

Federer in 2
05-11-2012, 07:21 PM
well, tank or not ... both Djoko and Nadal kinda behaved like 2 little princesses. I'm disappointed with both of them. I also, think it would be a good thing that someone else takes Madrid ... it would be hilarious if Rog loses too, although I think he'll win here. what's happening with rankings. Can Fed get to #2?

If he wins he is #2, but then has to match Nadal's result in Rome.

Sapeod
05-11-2012, 07:22 PM
Gotta love the Djokotards who are claiming this was a tank. Tipsarevic owned your little princess, get over it :lol:

ZaZoo)
05-11-2012, 07:23 PM
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSnnzdaiP1kS084nrMJ7_oIP89kFCwmA yPpGHrt0Mzv2TyjXgG8axZTG_L3

Mark Lenders
05-11-2012, 07:26 PM
Mark Lenders, quote this:

Best player so far in 2012 MY ASS

Who won the Australian Open (the only Slam so far)?

Who is the no.1 in the year rankings?

Who's the only top player never to lose before quarters in any tournament?

Anyone claiming that Djokovic is not the best player of this year so far is clearly delusional. This will only change in the near future if some other players wins both Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

NID
05-11-2012, 07:27 PM
nole looked relieved at the end.
on to real clay.

bjurra
05-11-2012, 07:27 PM
yep. that's why he was bothered with saving 0-40 and going 15-40 up in the next game

He started fighting a little because crowd started booing at his lacklustre effort at 0-30 and 0-40.

Alex999
05-11-2012, 07:28 PM
I allready saw on AO that Djokovic isn't good like last year. That wsd lack of motivation.
On the other hand he has lack of self-confidence after loss vs Nadal. And Nadal played Barcelona lije in the "old days
", with alot of quality and self-confidence.
However, it would be great to watch Nadal vs Djokovic final at RG. I think Djokovic would be favourite.

Now, it would be great if Del Potro can win the tournament. Even Federer's triumph would be good.
well, he is not as good as last year (which was one of the best years ever) but he is still doing better than anybody else on the tour. he is still #1 in the race this year. not sure what your point is.

I really don't understand some people here who expect #1 to win every single tournament. It had never happened before.

deyaT87
05-11-2012, 07:28 PM
well done Janko :yeah:
Nole :bigwave:

evilmindbulgaria
05-11-2012, 07:29 PM
Brilliant day for tennis :cheerleader: :cheerleader: :cheerleader:

Nah, it will be a brilliant day for tennis if Pics beats the Clay Turkey in the last QF :worship:

samanosuke
05-11-2012, 07:32 PM
He started fighting a little because crowd started booing at his lacklustre effort at 0-30 and 0-40.

:facepalm: please stop it

mystic ice cube
05-11-2012, 07:32 PM
Lucky man Tipsy is getting some Biljana tonight, the rascal.

rocketassist
05-11-2012, 07:34 PM
Shouldn't people be happy it's not the same old same old in the final 4? Do people really want a clay season with Djokovic and The Whiner in every final? :confused:

Agree to a point, but this is still a shit tourney for a variety of reasons.

However if Federer gets to number 2, suddenly things get very interesting ahead.

JamieMU30
05-11-2012, 07:35 PM
I dont think Nole tanked, otherwise the first set wouldnt have went to a breaker...Nole had 4 BP in the first set and didnt convert...Janko played really well, the best I have seen at this stage of a big tournament...Nole was obviously not comfortable moving on this clay, but I dont think he tanked...He simply got outplayed on a surface that he was moving awkwardly on...Janko's haters will always say he won only because Nole tanked...Janko played some really good tennis against Del Bonis and Simon, the latter being someone he had never beat in 4 attempts...So, clearly he is having a great week, getting wins over two of the players he has struggled to beat in the past...Congrats to him...His detractors can keep coming up with their irrelevant and desperate theories as to why Nole lost...I love Nole but he got outplayed and outmaneuvered today...bottom line, end of story

ZaZoo)
05-11-2012, 07:37 PM
Actually, Nole didn't tank first set, Tipsi outplayed him there, but second set was tank.

heya
05-11-2012, 07:38 PM
joker was only interested in exhibitions. a few shots pushed to tipsy and 30 mph slaps . no desire to do a professional thing. same passionlessness at iw and mc. boos were deserved, as he wasn't injured and weak

chenx15
05-11-2012, 07:39 PM
Tank!

samanosuke
05-11-2012, 07:39 PM
It's sad when one huge troll like I am has to be a voice of reason in this thread :facepalm:

sicko
05-11-2012, 07:42 PM
Nole preparing Golden Slam it seems...

Lopez
05-11-2012, 07:43 PM
From Twitter:

Tipsarevic said "Nothing to do with blue clay. Courts are very slippery but bounce is perfect. No guys in lockerroom complaining about blue"

So as said, the color isn't the real issue here, though there might of course be correlation between the color and the shitness of the courts.

Foxy
05-11-2012, 07:48 PM
Exactly.
Verdasco said it very well in his presser today: the surface is the same for everybody and adapting to surfaces is a part of the game.
Besides that, he also said that Madrid's surface was about as shitty last year, too.

I've always laughed when somebody says something is the same for everybody.

Bad conditions are an equalizer. Meaning bad conditions make the chances 50:50. Either player could win but it is bad news for the better player. He may win but he may not.

guga2120
05-11-2012, 07:49 PM
The fact that he and Rafa even played this tournament just did not make sense. He will be rested atleast for Rome, and you can almost book the final for that tournament. Of course now Federer will most likely win this joke of a tournament. He is the master of fluking clay victores b/c the best players are not there.

misty1
05-11-2012, 07:57 PM
The fact that he and Rafa even played this tournament just did not make sense. He will be rested atleast for Rome, and you can almost book the final for that tournament. Of course now Federer will most likely win this joke of a tournament. He is the master of fluking clay victores b/c the best players are not there.

oh give it a rest. Is it really roger's fault that novak and rafael lost before he got a chance to play them?

as for the match itself its great to see tipsy get this win. At least he doesnt pull a viktor every time he meets djokovic and bend over

Ben.
05-11-2012, 07:59 PM
Fair is fair.

Matt01
05-11-2012, 08:02 PM
:awww: So Djoker decided to lose this match out of solidarity with his best buddy Rafa. I'm so proud of my boys that they tanked here to fight against the inhuman conditions at this tournament. Hope they won't play this shitty tournament next year if it doesn't change tremendously. :awww: (Yes, I'm delusional :lol:)

Still a big congrats to Tipsy :yeah:

MIMIC
05-11-2012, 08:03 PM
Mark Lenders, quote this:

Best player so far in 2012 MY ASS

http://i.imgur.com/aTawY.jpg

Anyway, didn't see the match but the stats look pretty good (except for, once again, the poor BP conversions).

At least he won't have any extra chances to break his neck on these courts. He clearly did not adapt well to the surface.

Allez
05-11-2012, 08:08 PM
I don't believe it.

heya
05-11-2012, 08:11 PM
tipsy is no roddick. tipsy was too young to beat federer; ferrer is aging badly and panics

viruzzz
05-11-2012, 08:14 PM
Pure luck this olderer. Ban this tournament, a masters1000 without the big 4 in semis is crap.
We need sloooooooowy clay, we need to slow up the courts, there are so many fast courts during the hardcourt season, look what happened in Indian Wells, that's fast, fast, fast.
We miss Start_Da_game and RFK.

Corey Feldman
05-11-2012, 08:23 PM
http://www.seniorark.com/Humor/mouse,%20laughing.gif

Nole wanted no part of Federer on next round

Orka_n
05-11-2012, 08:25 PM
ole didn't tank neither because he is feared of possible Federer clash, neither because he is unsatisfied with the surface. His game depends the most on the movement and he didn't feel comfortable, he was sliding left and right and when you have doubts in your movement you just don't feel comfortable neither in other parts of your game. Tipsarevic played well thoughExactly.

Also, Tipsy is underrated here. You may hate him as a person but he is an excellent tennis player when he is on.

Orka_n
05-11-2012, 08:29 PM
I like upsets like this. Tennis needs more of them.

viruzzz
05-11-2012, 08:31 PM
From Twitter:



So as said, the color isn't the real issue here, though there might of course be correlation between the color and the shitness of the courts.

But Nole is angry!

This Fixy, how could he hate Nole so much!

fast_clay
05-11-2012, 08:32 PM
The lowest ranked player left in the tournament is seeded 7th so the top players are obviously coping relatively well on the clay. That doesn't mean they like it.

I like upsets like this. Tennis needs more of them.

It wasn't all that long ago that this sort of tournament was a regularity for a Masters Series... for years...

just goes to show how real surface homogenisation is when they throw in the spanner called blue clay

Paylu2007
05-11-2012, 08:47 PM
THE FUCK? I'm gonna bet on Pics, he's definitely beating Roger now :eek:

hope u didnt bet anything :D :D

Paylu2007
05-11-2012, 08:49 PM
The fact that he and Rafa even played this tournament just did not make sense. He will be rested atleast for Rome, and you can almost book the final for that tournament. Of course now Federer will most likely win this joke of a tournament. He is the master of fluking clay victores b/c the best players are not there.

You might want to check the draw again?

1. Djokovic, 2. Nadal, 5. Ferrer. Yes, they WERE indeed on this "joke of a" tournament ;)

habibko
05-11-2012, 08:59 PM
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reery
05-11-2012, 09:14 PM
Rather strange to see so many people surprised about this result. Whoever watched Tipsy play Simon yesterday, in combination with Djoko's subpar form, should have already realized that Tips had a very good chance here.
Taking the risk of sounding like a broken record by now - Djokovic 2012 is not the same player as Djokovic 2011.

Thanks for the cash, Tipsy! :hatoff:

He's done winning slams this year.

habibko
05-11-2012, 09:52 PM
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interesting what he says about Federer:

"I feel that he's the most dangerous player on this surface, because he's not really defending too much is he? he's really going for his serve and his forehand so I feel that aggressive part of him is really going to be tough to play out there"

habibko
05-11-2012, 10:05 PM
if Federer is toppled too we can pretty much point towards the fact that this surface is very awkward for players to adjust to

Federer isn't a one trick pony like the other two pretenders who only have their mindless retrieving with surfaces benefiting them all over the tour

habibko
05-11-2012, 10:15 PM
Brilliant day for tennis :cheerleader: :cheerleader: :cheerleader:

been a wonderful tournament all around really

I want to kiss Tiriac's beautiful mustache so badly, always had a thing for Romanians

MuzzahLovah
05-11-2012, 10:15 PM
Blue clay is magical clearly.

Mr. Oracle
05-11-2012, 10:17 PM
Here's a great opportunity for one of the remaining contenders to really step it up, go all out, and win this thing. I hope Federer doesn't steamroll the competition from here on end but I expect that to happen. A different Tipsarevic showing up is almost guaranteed just as his contemporary Fernanado worked hard to erase the 24 hours of respect he had for winning over the maestro.

If Mrs. Mirka does end up winning this, I will give him the silent nod for saying: "fuck it, I'm staying to the end and picking up another masters 1000 title. You guys go if you want to."

Damn it now I can finally watch my first match at this tournament this weekend. Lets hope for blood and guts and for a closed bakery.

Most of the ATP tour is becoming a farce, and a mere tune up for the slams. I'm not sure how I feel about this.-- Completes journal entry for Friday May 11.

Seingeist
05-11-2012, 10:48 PM
oh please not 20 pages of tanking theories now. Nole didn't tank neither because he is feared of possible Federer clash, neither because he is unsatisfied with the surface. His game depends the most on the movement and he didn't feel comfortable, he was sliding left and right and when you have doubts in your movement you just don't feel comfortable neither in other parts of your game. Tipsarevic played well though

Man, samano has just been bringin the goods lately! :yeah: I keep running into the "You must spread some reputation around" barrier.

What more is there to say here? The majority of the potency in Djokovic's game lies in his unparalleled balance and movement. He was playing in conditions that severely impeded those crucial elements of his game, and he subsequently lost (not without a fight) to a very solid Tipsarevic.

Someone in another thread (rocketassist maybe?) said that defensive "pushers" were suffering on the surface whereas "ballbashers" were having no problems, but this strikes me as a problematic over-simplification (at best). Djokovic's offense relies just as much on his balance and movement as his defense. Without proper balance and footwork, he cannot achieve the optimal weight transfer that is necessary for controlled, aggressive groundstrokes. Sure, he could have still slapped wildly at the ball, but only at the cost (as always) of margin, which Djokovic 2.0 is loath to sacrifice.

Good on Tipsa, in any case. :hatoff:

zlaja777
05-11-2012, 11:24 PM
How many beatdowns has Djokovic escaped since his fluke USO win over Olderer? I counted 5. H2H should be 19-10.

Post of the year.

heya
05-11-2012, 11:47 PM
fed troll forgot that federer fluked every year with tendonitis riddled, fat roddick and other injured opponents

Seingeist
05-11-2012, 11:52 PM
fed troll forgot that federer fluked every year with tendonitis riddled, fat roddick and other injured opponents

I'm beginning to think that it's not so much a 'human being' behind the heya account as a random word generator populated by "roddick" and a slew of derogative words.

hipolymer
05-11-2012, 11:54 PM
He's done winning slams this year.

Who else will win them? Federer will lose to Nadal and Nadal will lose to Djokovic. Murray? Lol

juan27
05-12-2012, 12:05 AM
fed troll forgot that federer fluked every year with tendonitis riddled, fat roddick and other injured opponents

like nadal in 2010¿¿

cutesteve22
05-12-2012, 12:19 AM
Tipsarevic finally beat Simon and Djokovic!! good result for him, he's not weakest top 10 anymore

Topspindoctor
05-12-2012, 12:34 AM
Great, now the tournament organizers can enjoy Olderer dismantle Del-Mugtro 3 and 2 in the final. Amazing tournament :bowdown:

Gagsquet
05-12-2012, 12:36 AM
We are swimming in pure nonsense this week.

Pea
05-12-2012, 01:28 AM
Djoker definitely played to win in the first set, so don't pull the tank job bs. And janko played well this entire week unlike any week this year. Janko! :banana:

BroTree123
05-12-2012, 02:01 AM
Expected tank really. Rafole are in it together to take down the blue clay. Nothing to see here.

Tipsarevic played well. But hopefully he plays a good match against Roger :rolleyes:

Topspindoctor
05-12-2012, 02:03 AM
Expected tank really. Rafole are in it together to take down the blue clay. Nothing to see here.

Tipsarevic played well. But hopefully he plays a good match against Roger :rolleyes:

:superlol::superlol::superlol::superlol::superlol:

Do you really expect Mugsarevic to beat Olderer? See the choke in AO as a showcase of his mental strength and testicular fortitude. Mug will always remain a mug, end of story.

BroTree123
05-12-2012, 02:08 AM
I gather you didn't notice my rolleyes emoticon :o

shiaben
05-12-2012, 02:27 AM
Olderer shouldn't lose to Mugsarevic. Olderer in 2.

nick the greek
05-12-2012, 02:40 AM
Disgusting Tank from Nole. HE didn't wanna risk playing Fed on this surface where he can't give 100% with the risk of injury.
That's called common sense.

nick the greek
05-12-2012, 02:43 AM
:superlol::superlol::superlol::superlol::superlol:

Do you really expect Mugsarevic to beat Olderer? See the choke in AO as a showcase of his mental strength and testicular fortitude. Mug will always remain a mug, end of story.
Can you think up words of your own instead of using CD's?

Topspindoctor
05-12-2012, 02:47 AM
CD wasn't the first to use that phrase :stupid:

I know English isn't big in Greece, but at least get a clue :o

nick the greek
05-12-2012, 02:55 AM
You almost feel as if Djokovic was saying to himself: I'd better lose now than risk playing longer and break my neck on this blue clay.
Exactly.That was my impression too.Hey,the guy is not a friggin' Wayne Gretzky and he has no business being on ice.Wise decision.

nick the greek
05-12-2012, 02:58 AM
CD wasn't the first to use that phrase :stupid:

I know English isn't big in Greece, but at least get a clue :o
Yeah,you're the one who used it first.You're the mastermind,the smart one of the group.

nick the greek
05-12-2012, 03:03 AM
WOOOOOOHOOOOOO! I'm disappointed that Murray wasn't able to play Madrid but this is brilliant. Tipsarevic beating Djokovic on clay in straights. Hahahaha, class!!! :haha: :haha: Well done, Tipsarevic!!!! :haha: :haha:
:stupid::baby:

BroTree123
05-12-2012, 03:05 AM
How's the awesome economy over there? :bigwave:

nick the greek
05-12-2012, 03:06 AM
Brilliant day for tennis :cheerleader: :cheerleader: :cheerleader:
No.Brilliant week for tennis.Mugray was not there.

nick the greek
05-12-2012, 03:12 AM
How's the awesome economy over there? :bigwave:
Another Nadulltard clown from down under.

BroTree123
05-12-2012, 03:18 AM
I wonder who's more down under? Me or the ecconomy over there :superlol:

nick the greek
05-12-2012, 03:18 AM
Nah, it will be a brilliant day for tennis if Pics beats the Clay Turkey in the last QF :worship:
Awwwww,poor baby.Fed is not like little piggy,old man doesn't lose to his bitches.By the way,nice idiotic pm you sent me.No balls to write that in a post?Poor baby,failmindbulgaria.

nick the greek
05-12-2012, 03:21 AM
I wonder who's more down under? Me or the ecconomy over there :superlol:
Hey clown,which is it,economy or ecconomy?Where did you get you education?In the pack of dingos?

nick the greek
05-12-2012, 03:23 AM
Lucky man Tipsy is getting some Biljana tonight, the rascal.
I want some quality time with Biljana.:cool:

nick the greek
05-12-2012, 03:30 AM
Exactly.

Also, Tipsy is underrated here. You may hate him as a person but he is an excellent tennis player when he is on.
Yes,he is and his win is well deserved(tank or no tank).Too bad,his chances against Rogie are not too high.It'd be nice if he could do the impossible and meet Tomᚠin the final.They've been playing some nice attacking tennis this week and one of them should take the title.

nick the greek
05-12-2012, 03:34 AM
He's done winning slams this year.
Yes,we know and now give it a rest.

Lestat
05-12-2012, 03:37 AM
wow this really exalts Delbonis performance vs fixarevic.
anyway astonishing result, even playing crap Djokovic should win.

Mimi
05-12-2012, 03:44 AM
Awwwww,poor baby.Fed is not like little piggy,old man doesn't lose to his bitches.By the way,nice idiotic pm you sent me.No balls to write that in a post?Poor baby,failmindbulgaria.

didn't he just lose to Roddick some time ago? :confused::wavey:

swebright
05-12-2012, 03:52 AM
The terrible twos tanked their matches in unison.

duchuy89
05-12-2012, 06:17 AM
Nale, Nadal
Bad

Allez
05-12-2012, 08:21 AM
Still a head scratcher this result :scratch:

TigerTim
05-12-2012, 08:23 AM
Djoker tanked the 2nd after losing the first?

paseo
05-12-2012, 08:25 AM
Watched the 1st set only. Tipsarevic played well.

Allez
05-12-2012, 08:33 AM
Nole could hardly move at all on this surface. Had that deer caught in the headlights look about him poor sod :hug: Changes have to be made. No name players can take risks in the hunt for glory but why would a top contender for RG do the same here :shrug: It was painful watching this...

bokehlicious
05-12-2012, 09:21 AM
CD wasn't the first to use that phrase :stupid:

I know English isn't big in Greece, but at least get a clue :o

How's the awesome economy over there? :bigwave:

gotta love the smartass aussie peasants here :o