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Madrid R3: Djokovic def Seppi 6-4 6-4

Action Jackson
05-14-2009, 02:51 PM
Poor from both, neither wanted to really be there, some heavy wind. The massive shade covering the court.

Seppi just doesn't have the serve to keep up with these guys, brave effort saving 5 match points.

StanisKing
05-14-2009, 02:52 PM
Seppi is Mug.
Djoko was lesser mug than Seppi today.

Byrd
05-14-2009, 02:52 PM
Seppi is one of those guys that can keep up with the top 4 throughout the match but just can't convert anything, abysmal.

Masha91
05-14-2009, 02:52 PM
Good work Nole :yeah:

asmazif
05-14-2009, 02:53 PM
Honestly, convert MPs better.

w78dexon_y
05-14-2009, 02:54 PM
Poor from both, neither wanted to really be there, some heavy wind. The massive shade covering the court.

Seppi just doesn't have the serve to keep up with these guys, brave effort saving 5 match points.

yes. A boring match!

Certinfy
05-14-2009, 02:54 PM
Only if Seppi had a better serve...

philosophicalarf
05-14-2009, 02:55 PM
Seppi gets so little respect, but think of this: can you imagine playing these guys with only his serve to rely on?

I rather like him, he's unbelievably predictable :-)

catatonia
05-14-2009, 02:56 PM
They made 38 UEs each, winners 19-12 to Djoko. Pretty messy stuff considering the single digit count of Nadal's errors :rolleyes:

Action Jackson
05-14-2009, 02:56 PM
The court at the end of the 1st set was so dry, they were watering it and Djokovic's bag got wet.

Layhani played a blinder.

FlameOn
05-14-2009, 02:56 PM
Good enough Nole. :yeah:

The quarterfinal opponent whoever it may be should be winnable. Then you should have some well-deserved rest. :D

finishingmove
05-14-2009, 02:58 PM
amazing ! :worship:

jmsx521
05-14-2009, 02:58 PM
The best thing about this match was the final point: About 30 shots!

miura
05-14-2009, 02:59 PM
This match would have been more fun if Seppi could convert those BPs ;)

Radalek
05-14-2009, 02:59 PM
Novak won first 14 points and from then on it looked like practice session for him more than anything else :shrug: ...

schorsch
05-14-2009, 03:01 PM
Seppi is one of those guys that can keep up with the top 4 throughout the match but just can't convert anything, abysmal.

Well, Seppi brings a consistent level of play to the court even against the top4, he lacks a big weapon though, but I think because of that he doesn't rush into dumb errors nor does he try to do too much, he maximizes what he has got and plays the way he knows he can. Nothing more, nothing less. He just keeps playing his game.
Maybe one day he will get lucky and win one of those matches :shrug:

shotgun
05-14-2009, 03:02 PM
Djokovic is there for the taking the whole week, but these guys can't defeat him.

HeretiC
05-14-2009, 03:03 PM
Djokovic is still not taking this very seriously, losing his focus in a split second. I wonder if he is going to make large number of UEs when he gets serious. :shrug:

Merton
05-14-2009, 03:04 PM
Total crap, I think Djokovic considered tanking but decided against it.

lamnathalie
05-14-2009, 03:07 PM
:bounce: Nole!:cool:

zoparrat
05-14-2009, 03:10 PM
Well, Seppi brings a consistent level of play to the court even against the top4, he lacks a big weapon though, but I think because of that he doesn't rush into dumb errors nor does he try to do too much, he maximizes what he has got and plays the way he knows he can. Nothing more, nothing less. He just keeps playing his game.
Maybe one day he will get lucky and win one of those matches :shrug:

His serve is too big of a liability. I can't help but admire his ability to compete at this level. He's like the Dementieva equivalent of men's tour, but his achievements are way more impressive considering how the men's game is so much more dependent on holding serve.

McAlistar
05-14-2009, 03:11 PM
Rubbish match, there was really nothing between them except the extra bottle of Nole.

finishingmove
05-14-2009, 03:13 PM
Total crap, I think Djokovic considered tanking but decided against it.

not sure if he abandoned the thought

i would attribute it to seppi's incompetence..

Action Jackson
05-14-2009, 03:20 PM
not sure if he abandoned the thought

i would attribute it to seppi's incompetence..

Seppi actually played better in the Belgrade match and that includes the last 2 sets.

Nole can't tank, when the King makes 30 unforced errors on the forehand and Seppi with the 2nd worst 2nd serve on tour.

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 03:26 PM
Nole is mentally tired, I can just tell.
Not expecting too much from him in this tournament after playing so many matches these few weeks.
But he got the job done despite all the windy and dusty condition :yeah:

l_mac
05-14-2009, 03:26 PM
Nole is mentally tired, I can just tell.
Not expecting too much from him in this tournament after playing so many matches these few weeks.
But he got the job done despite all the windy and dusty condition :yeah:

I think he is concentrating more on doubles this tournament.

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 03:32 PM
Well, Seppi brings a consistent level of play to the court even against the top4, he lacks a big weapon though, but I think because of that he doesn't rush into dumb errors nor does he try to do too much, he maximizes what he has got and plays the way he knows he can. Nothing more, nothing less. He just keeps playing his game.
Maybe one day he will get lucky and win one of those matches :shrug:
Yes, I like Seppi too. I think he's always trying hard. I remember his matches with Roger at AO and with Andy at Rotterdam. He lost his sets 4-6 or 5-7 or 6-7 so it's pretty good effort :yeah:

finishingmove
05-14-2009, 03:33 PM
imac got busted...

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/busted.jpg

Lee
05-14-2009, 03:40 PM
I think he is concentrating more on doubles this tournament.

NID! It's so much more fun playing with Vemic!! :rocker:

rocketassist
05-14-2009, 03:40 PM
You can tell this is a mug era when Fakervic is trying to tank his way out of a tournament yet still wins in straight sets.

For Seppi it's the same as Fed in Monte Carlo, good chances, failed to take them.

jonathancrane
05-14-2009, 03:45 PM
Nole to win this tournament in singles & doubles

Time Violation
05-14-2009, 04:50 PM
imac got busted...

Good thing to see Mods are doing a good job and reading the reports. :cool: Anyway, not a great match for Novak, but win is a win. :)

«Ivan»
05-14-2009, 04:57 PM
thE best performance of the year(by nole).he opened school for rafa today.

Farenhajt
05-15-2009, 01:45 AM
I think he is concentrating more on doubles this tournament.

I wonder why Glennda is conspicuously absent from this thread - she's probably steaming senseless over Serbia's Đoković-Vemić kicking Melo's and Sa's Brazilian asses...

Or she's just trying to clean the sand from her vagina.

B.Bojan
05-15-2009, 01:56 AM
There's been a lot of weird errors, but still it was a good match. It's always nice to see both players serving up a good tennis. Nole played a lot of good matches this year on clay. Hope he'll keep up with the good play. I just hope he won't burn out at French open. He'll have a week of. That should be enough for him to get some rest.