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Djokovic def. Ferrer 6:3 6:4

Adler
03-16-2007, 11:05 PM
Watch out Andy or Tommy, Djoko is on the wave

Brilliant display by Nole, except some ducks. Great tactics, FH variety amazing, fair serving skills, and the backhand is more than decent. David fought well, but he couldn't do much damage

Björki
03-16-2007, 11:05 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

well done Nole :bigclap:

jazar
03-16-2007, 11:06 PM
routine win.

winner of nole/haas will win the tournament

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 11:06 PM
Novak started the match absolutely on fire. The errors crept in toward the end. Absolutely appalling at the net today, but still a good display :D

:rocker2:

+alonso
03-16-2007, 11:07 PM
Ferrer wasn't the same as He used to be on court today, Of course that was 'cause of Djoko but anyway, He needed more consistency in his shots.

As for Djoko, nothing to say, Oh yeah, How could He net those balls at the net :lol: and Congrats

zicofirol
03-16-2007, 11:08 PM
result never in doubt, ferrer cant beat a good player on hard court... djokovic played well but he still had some dumb shot and bad stretches, he cant afford to have those next round...

Sunset of Age
03-16-2007, 11:09 PM
Too bad I couldn't watch the match...

CONGRATS, Djoker!

NicoFan
03-16-2007, 11:09 PM
Poor David... :sad:

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 11:10 PM
Watch out Andy or Tommy, Djoko is on the wave

Brilliant display by Nole, except some ducks. Great tactics, FH variety amazing, fair serving skills, and the backhand is more than decent. David fought well, but he couldn't do much damage

Just a few mistakes. Very entertaining.

They said he was working on his volley with 1/2 of the Woodies (don't remember which). It looked like something that had recently been taken apart and not put back together yet.

B+ performance for the :baby: . Nice to see some serious bombs when serving for the match.

Adler
03-16-2007, 11:11 PM
winner of nole/haas will win the tournament
won't be so sure about that. Nole tends to be extremely erratic, Haas doesn't seem to know how to play against Nadal and he can lose to A-Rod as well. But it's good for tennis that one of them will appear in the final

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 11:11 PM
good performance by Nole, again overdid dropshots but many amazing plays and now going into the semis he is only a victory away from top 10. If Andy makes it , the winner gets into top 10 :worship:

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 11:11 PM
Absolutely appalling at the net today, but

:rocker2:

kind of a 1 step backward before the 2 steps forward?

Jaap
03-16-2007, 11:12 PM
Expected result. Ferrer is a pretty limited player and relies on the other player to play bad to win.

Djokovic has had a real easy draw. Ginepri, Korolev, Bennetaeu and Ferrer. Be interested to see how he does when he plays a good player.

CooCooCachoo
03-16-2007, 11:12 PM
:woohoo:

Ajde Nole :yeah:

*Viva Chile*
03-16-2007, 11:12 PM
Fantastic Nole :yeah:

jeahhh!
03-16-2007, 11:12 PM
Nole!!:banana::bounce:

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 11:12 PM
kind of a 1 step backward before the 2 steps forward?

Gosh I hope so because I didn't remember him always being that bad. :rolls: Definitely a step backward, but I have faith that it will improve. :)

Dupuis2006
03-16-2007, 11:12 PM
Awesome Tournament David:)

CooCooCachoo
03-16-2007, 11:13 PM
Expected result. Ferrer is a pretty limited player and relies on the other player to play bad to win.

Djokovic has had a real easy draw. Ginepri, Korolev, Bennetaeu and Ferrer. Be interested to see how he does when he plays a good player.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

You have got to be kidding me :haha: I will grant you Benneteau. And I will grant you Ginepri in his current form, but Korolev is an awesome player and Ferrer is too.

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 11:14 PM
It's not Novak's fault his draw cleared out before he got to them. When it was posted we were lamenting him having to play Blake and Federer :p :shrug:

Adler
03-16-2007, 11:15 PM
awesome is too much when you speak about Korolev, but he's got the chance to be in Top 20 next year

Jaap
03-16-2007, 11:15 PM
routine win.

winner of nole/haas will win the tournament

Roddick or Nadal would probably beat Djokovic and Nadal would definitely beat Haas. Anyway, I will doubt Haas gets past Murray.

Or Levy
03-16-2007, 11:16 PM
It should be a very interesting match if Murray gets past hass, a fight for top 10 between two good friends, and promising hope for the future.

jazar
03-16-2007, 11:16 PM
Roddick or Nadal would probably beat Djokovic and Nadal would definitely beat Haas. Anyway, I will doubt Haas gets past Murray.

finally someone noticed my omission of the haggis

Klaas_nalbandian
03-16-2007, 11:17 PM
expected and decent win by novak but his last win of the tournament. Guess tommy or andy are a little bit better

Shrinking Violet
03-16-2007, 11:19 PM
Good performance from Nole :yeah: Lets be honest though - if he hadn't got to the semi with the way his quarter had been decimated he would have been as well giving up because he'll never get an easier ride in an AMS event. Still, you can only beat who is in front of you and he has done it incredibly impressively.

Now hopefully Andy will find a way past Haas tonight and we can have a Nole/Andy semi.

Burrow
03-16-2007, 11:20 PM
Ferrer is the type of person you have to beat, because he wont beat himself. He will make you work, so impressive win by Djokovic.

Jelena_78
03-16-2007, 11:25 PM
:woohoo: Great win,Nole! :worship:
Now get some rest for tomorrow. Nole beat Haas,as well as Murray last year, but Haas is now in his life form,and Andy has improved a lot. We'll see...
JUST DO YOUR BEST AND GOOD LUCK!:clap2:

Grofica
03-16-2007, 11:26 PM
Novak :hug:

RonE
03-16-2007, 11:28 PM
Well done Nole :yeah:

Norrage
03-16-2007, 11:30 PM
Well, DJoko might have had an easy draw, but he already got beaten twice by Fed early in other important tourneys, so it was about time.

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 11:31 PM
It's not Novak's fault his draw cleared out before he got to them. When it was posted we were lamenting him having to play Blake and Federer :p :shrug:

How many more points and prize money could Nokia have gotten if he hadn't drawn up against Federer in the two biggest tournaments he's played this year (before this one)?

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 11:32 PM
Well, DJoko might have had an easy draw, but he already got beaten twice by Fed early in other important tourneys, so it was about time.

:wavey: You said the exact same thing as me, 1 minute before I did.

Adler
03-16-2007, 11:32 PM
Well, DJoko might have had an easy draw, but he already got beaten twice by Fed early in other important tourneys, so it was about time.
so true

Saumon
03-16-2007, 11:33 PM
It's not Novak's fault his draw cleared out before he got to them. When it was posted we were lamenting him having to play Blake and Federer :p :shrug:

and I'm glad he didn't miss the opportunity to win his quarter :yeah:

Adler
03-16-2007, 11:35 PM
and I'm glad he didn't miss the opportunity to win his quarter :yeah:
and that confirms he's a very good player :) look at his last results - he's never losing to journeymen

Loremaster
03-16-2007, 11:35 PM
Good win Nole but expected

anyway he wasn't tested yet, all his opponets were hard SF would be different story, I see him in final :)

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 11:36 PM
and I'm glad he didn't miss the opportunity to win his quarter :yeah:

It actually increased the pressure on everybody else when Federer went out.

Deathless Mortal
03-16-2007, 11:40 PM
Good job Nole :bigclap: :yeah: Good thing for his career :)

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 11:41 PM
Good win Nole but expected

anyway he wasn't tested yet, all his opponets were hard SF would be different story, I see him in final :)

it's hard, remember he is a player with no weapons or so some people say :p

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 11:44 PM
How many more points and prize money could Nokia have gotten if he hadn't drawn up against Federer in the two biggest tournaments he's played this year (before this one)?

Nole only lost to Youzhny twice while leding and even having match points and Federer twice so I think he is at a time of establishing himself as a top player. Top 10 can't wait anymore

Loremaster
03-16-2007, 11:45 PM
it's hard, remember he is a player with no weapons or so some people say :p

I don't get you irony ??
You post some byllshit here you don't have to have weapons to win and Nole doesn not have serious weapons maybe his strokes would be weapons in junior swing but he is knows all shots has good court sense nice touch and heart it is what makes him a great player

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 11:46 PM
Nole only lost to Youzhny twice while leding and even having match points and Federer twice so I think he is at a time of establishing himself as a top player. Top 10 can't wait anymore

Alert the Belgrade sports press. We'll need another press conference.

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 11:48 PM
I don't get you irony ??


That was some sarcasm. Novak is hiding the Weapons of Mass Destruction in his racquet bag.

Grofica
03-16-2007, 11:49 PM
Alert the Belgrade sports press. We'll need another press conference.

:haha:

Voo de Mar
03-16-2007, 11:51 PM
In my modest opinion Djokovic will be as good as Ivan Lendl ;)

sawan66278
03-16-2007, 11:55 PM
I know we have quite the Novak lovefest here, but, as usual with his matches, something happens that annoys me to no end. During the first set (end of it), Novak tried to fool the linesman and umpires into calling a shot a shot in his favor. David challenged the call, and was found to be correct. A truly cheap attempt to cheat...plain and simple...And for someone of his talent, totally unnecessary. I know he is friends with the King of Flopping in the NBA (Divac...another player who relied on acting rather than skill to play defense), but come on...

And do we really need to have Novak's coach stand up and cheer in his box?:mad: :mad: But then again, given his past comments and actions, what can one expect?

Shrinking Violet
03-16-2007, 11:59 PM
I know we have quite the Novak lovefest here, but, as usual with his matches, something happens that annoys me to no end. During the first set (end of it), Novak tried to fool the linesman and umpires into calling a shot a shot in his favor. David challenged the call, and was found to be correct. A truly cheap attempt to cheat...plain and simple...And for someone of his talent, totally unnecessary. I know he is friends with the King of Flopping in the NBA (Divac...another player who relied on acting rather than skill to play defense), but come on...

And do we really need to have Novak's coach stand up and cheer in his box?:mad: :mad: But then again, given his past comments and actions, what can one expect?

I think you're being a bit harsh. Djokovic is a very talented player and sure, he does some stupid things sometimes that is a bit unsporting but not so much now. Is the point you're talking about when Ferrer broke him back in the first and Nole was arguing that the point should have been replayed instead of awarded to Ferrer because he was there when the call was made? I actually thought that Nole was kinda right there - but I do like him so maybe I was more inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt but I did think he was there in time to play the ball and he might have played it if the call hadn't been made.

uglyamerican
03-17-2007, 12:05 AM
During the first set (end of it), Novak tried to fool the linesman and umpires into calling a shot a shot in his favor.


The linesman seemed to be influenced by Novak's lack of reaction. The right call was made. I don't see any evil intent on anyone's part.

Kitty de Sade
03-17-2007, 12:06 AM
Very well done Nole. On to the SF. :yeah:

ezekiel
03-17-2007, 12:09 AM
I don't get you irony ??
You post some byllshit here you don't have to have weapons to win and Nole doesn not have serious weapons maybe his strokes would be weapons in junior swing but he is knows all shots has good court sense nice touch and heart it is what makes him a great player

26 winners / 13 errors on a defensive player , try to spin that . I think you give him too much credit with "knows all shots" , he is a kid yet with much room to grow

sawan66278
03-17-2007, 12:09 AM
Cliff and PMac said that they thought Novak was trying to pull a fast one...but than again, maybe I should not forget: it was PMac who said it;)

DDrago2
03-17-2007, 12:12 AM
I'v seen the mach and Djoko was making some realy mean shots from both wings (albeit net continues to be his trouble), but he is still to be realy tested on this tournament... SF will reveal much

savesthedizzle
03-17-2007, 12:13 AM
Cliff and PMac said that they thought Novak was trying to pull a fast one...but than again, maybe I should not forget: it was PMac who said it;)

PMac also said it's something everyone does sometimes when they think a ball is going out and then it doesn't. :rolleyes:

ezekiel
03-17-2007, 12:13 AM
I know we have quite the Novak lovefest here, but, as usual with his matches, something happens that annoys me to no end. During the first set (end of it), Novak tried to fool the linesman and umpires into calling a shot a shot in his favor. David challenged the call, and was found to be correct. A truly cheap attempt to cheat...plain and simple...And for someone of his talent, totally unnecessary. I know he is friends with the King of Flopping in the NBA (Divac...another player who relied on acting rather than skill to play defense), but come on...

And do we really need to have Novak's coach stand up and cheer in his box?:mad: :mad: But then again, given his past comments and actions, what can one expect?
I don't care for his coach, he is largely irrelevant but hey don't let that stop your nitpicking . Are you trying to say he was gonna lose because of some calls , nonsense really :rolleyes:

ezekiel
03-17-2007, 12:15 AM
Cliff and PMac said that they thought Novak was trying to pull a fast one...but than again, maybe I should not forget: it was PMac who said it;)

PMac is a hater since USO 2005 so it's irrelevant what he says until he becomes more objective and drops his unfounded bias against Nole

ezekiel
03-17-2007, 12:16 AM
In my modest opinion Djokovic will be as good as Ivan Lendl ;)

improbable comparison, think Federer , Safin or something in between

savesthedizzle
03-17-2007, 12:17 AM
PMac is a hater since USO 2005 so it's irrelevant what he says until he becomes more objective and drops his unfounded bias against Nole

Actually PMac spoke very favourably about Novak throughout the match today :p

jole
03-17-2007, 12:18 AM
Way to go Novak! :D

It really shouldn't have even been that close.

CassL
03-17-2007, 12:18 AM
Woohoo! Nole's finally doing better in masters series now. Good start to the year.

ezekiel
03-17-2007, 12:20 AM
Actually PMac spoke very favourably about Novak throughout the match today :p

I didn't watch espn feed as I told you but PMac and some others will need more proving for me to take them straight up as far as Nole is concerned

StZox
03-17-2007, 12:25 AM
Great win, NOLE!!!
I look 4ward to seeing you playing in the semis:)

uglyamerican
03-17-2007, 12:37 AM
improbable comparison, think Federer , Safin or something in between

I like to compare him to Courier

best in RG and Australia
4 slam wins
the finals of every slam
5 Masters
23 titles overall
--but he did finish (playing his best) at an early age
Year end Championships twice

He did well at IW, too.

ChinoRios4Ever
03-17-2007, 12:49 AM
never in doubt nole :yeah:

if he wins his SF match will be top 10!!!!

ezekiel
03-17-2007, 12:55 AM
I like to compare him to Courier

best in RG and Australia
4 slam wins
the finals of every slam
5 Masters
23 titles overall
--but he did finish (playing his best) at an early age
Year end Championships twice

He did well at IW, too.

I didn't follow tennis when Courier played so I don't know his style and it's not fair to anyone to compare different eras so to speak even by a decade or so . If we compare , let's do it to contemporary players playing in this era

kobulingam
03-17-2007, 12:57 AM
Roddick or Nadal would probably beat Djokovic and Nadal would definitely beat Haas. Anyway, I will doubt Haas gets past Murray.

If Haas plays as well as he has been, Nadal wouldn't be able to break Haas and Haas would have good chances to break Nadal.

Merton
03-17-2007, 01:00 AM
Congrats Nole, he did an excellent job reaching the semis here and the fact that a win against a player like Ferrer appears expected speaks volumes about his improvement.

Voo de Mar
03-17-2007, 01:17 AM
I didn't follow tennis when Courier played so I don't know his style and it's not fair to anyone to compare different eras so to speak even by a decade or so . If we compare , let's do it to contemporary players playing in this era


You're right but it is obvious the people instinctively comparing active players to retired players. Certainly Federer's career is similar to Sampras' career... I've compared Djokovic to Lendl because they both from central-Europe, Djokovic like Lendl plays more from the baseline, didn't win the Major before 20 and plays much worse on the grass courts. Moreover Djokovic seems very strong mentally what was the Lendl's domain.

ivanban
03-17-2007, 01:28 AM
Well done Nole!!!! I hope he'll play against Murray so we could finaly see whos better youngster at the moment

sawan66278
03-17-2007, 01:30 AM
Ezekiel, are you talking about the 2005 U.S. Open where Novak basically admitted to cheating in order to defeat Gael?

Byrd
03-17-2007, 01:42 AM
Djokovic is doing good but won't win the tourney, hes pretty much unproven against the top players and has a bad record against the top 10.

Bibberz
03-17-2007, 02:46 AM
good performance by Nole, again overdid dropshots but many amazing plays and now going into the semis he is only a victory away from top 10. If Andy makes it , the winner gets into top 10 :worship:

You can never overdo dropshots.

ezekiel
03-17-2007, 02:50 AM
You can never overdo dropshots.


oh yes you can if the opponent is fast and in position to get to it. Today he won 1 dropshot and lost 3 or 4

Shrinking Violet
03-17-2007, 03:07 AM
You can never overdo dropshots.

Clearly you've not seen Andy Murray play when he's in dropshot mode. ;) Thankfully Nole isn't quite that bad (in fairness, Andy's improved there as well) but the drop is good when it works, but still way too low percentage for these guys to use as much as they do.

Snowwy
03-17-2007, 03:31 AM
Too bad Ferrer couldnt pull off the upset here.

Pfloyd
03-17-2007, 03:37 AM
I didn't think djokovic was THAT impressive.

defender
03-17-2007, 03:38 AM
Very good performance by Djokovic. I realy hope that Murray will def. Haas to see clash of the 19-year-old players in the semis tomorrow. It will be more than interesting!:worship:

Rafa = Fed Killa
03-17-2007, 04:59 AM
Vamos Djoko!

Murray better win so we can have the other ideal semi.

Scotso
03-17-2007, 06:31 AM
Nole :banana:

FerrersLinda
03-17-2007, 07:23 AM
I don't like Djoko at all and as you can guess I like Ferrer a lot, but I have to say Nole was playing very well and has been playing real good for a while now. None the less David never settled in the match, probably due to Djokovic, but still not the usual fighting.

Saying that David beating Nole would be an upset is a little :confused: to me. Seeing as their rankings aren't that far apart and Djoko might be the new golden boy but Ferrer is the more experienced player.:)

Regarding the challenged call by Ferrer where Djoko was protesting, I think he was pulling a fast one, but I can understand his protesting. He did get broken in that point. One would be a little upset.

gmak
03-17-2007, 10:59 AM
Nole :yeah: :D :cool:

good luck against Murray :)

propi
03-17-2007, 12:47 PM
COngrats Novak :bounce:
Let's hope he can reach the final :bounce: