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Montreal QF: [5] Roddick defeats [4] Djokovic 6-4 7-6 (4)

Gaudio2004
08-15-2009, 01:54 AM
Great performance by Roddick, Djokovic acting like Mr Nice Guy again... ?

LinkMage
08-15-2009, 01:54 AM
Duck owns Joker.

Nice DFs by Novak in the TB.

rubbERR
08-15-2009, 01:55 AM
Djokovic playing terribly. :lol:

Black Adam
08-15-2009, 01:55 AM
Nice act of Sportsmanship by Djokovic to give Roddick the debreak.

chenx15
08-15-2009, 01:55 AM
Can you feel the power? it's amazing how exciting roddick matches are.

JMG
08-15-2009, 01:55 AM
Was this Marko on court or what?!

docking34
08-15-2009, 01:56 AM
unreal by roddick.

Clydey
08-15-2009, 01:56 AM
Very good performance from Roddick. Good balance between attack and defence. Moving and defending very well, too.

TMJordan
08-15-2009, 01:56 AM
Djokovic is probaly the worst player to ever win a slam in tennis history. Take your fluke slam and fuck off please. What an asshole losing to Roddick. Wow this is pathetic. Tennis is so lame these days Roddick is beating everyone and he seriously sucks balls.

Smoke944
08-15-2009, 01:56 AM
Expected I suppose.

ChinoRios4Ever
08-15-2009, 01:56 AM
Stefanki you rock son :rocker2:

vamos A-Rod take this title :D

rubbERR
08-15-2009, 01:57 AM
Djokovic is probaly the worst player to ever win a slam in tennis history. Take your fluke slam and fuck off please. What an asshole losing to Roddick. Wow this is pathetic. Tennis is so lame these days Roddick is beating everyone and he seriously sucks balls.

He just lost final last week, dude :lol:

Tsonganator
08-15-2009, 01:57 AM
Why does it always seem Djokovic is happy to lose so he can show how well he takes losing. You can see after the tiebreak how he runs upbeat to the net to congratulate Roddick, pathetic. This is a lesson in allowing people's criticism to change who you are.

Black Adam
08-15-2009, 01:57 AM
Who knows, maybe there will be a Roddick vs Del Potro matchup in the semis as Nadal is just here for match practice.

habibko
08-15-2009, 01:57 AM
the better player won today, it's that simple.

the only thing that was disappointing in this match for me was the handshake, afterall that hype.. it was too cold and formal :lol:

Djokovic played great actually save the times when he gave Roddick the lead, Roddick was just always in control of this match :yeah:

MIMIC
08-15-2009, 01:57 AM
Awful by Djokovic. 2 double faults in the tiebreaker? Wow.

Guga_fan
08-15-2009, 01:57 AM
Playing like this Djokovic will probably lose his position to Roddick and Del Potro.

Good win for the duck, but I doubt he will make it to the final.

Orbis
08-15-2009, 01:57 AM
Better performance by Roddick. He took some more chances today and they paid off. Should be a good test for whoever he faces next round.

Not too bad from Djokovic but he crumbled in the tiebreak and was too tentative throughout the match. Roddick's consistent play wore him down. Maybe someday he'll get his old confidence back.

Deivid23
08-15-2009, 01:58 AM
Djokovic played great actually

I see you can better yourself on writing BS :lol:

Ilovetheblues_86
08-15-2009, 01:59 AM
Good job Roddick.
Djokovic must became more mr. bad guy to try to defeat the tops right now, maybe Söderling could teach him a bit.

Orbis
08-15-2009, 01:59 AM
Also the challenge system made quite a difference today. If it wasn't there, they might be in the middle of a third set right now.

cobalt60
08-15-2009, 01:59 AM
Roddick winning from the baseline? Well I never.
Too bad someone had to lose. :hatoff:

munZe konZa
08-15-2009, 01:59 AM
Nole is about 50% , he needs more matches, his forehand is lacking confidence and he chokes a lot

TMJordan
08-15-2009, 02:00 AM
I see you can better yourself on writing BS :lol:

Djokovic should be shot for how bad he played tonight.

Deivid23
08-15-2009, 02:00 AM
That match in Madrid has buried Nole´s confidence really, hopefully he can get it back next season. It´s hard to see him winning jackshit in the remainder of current one

Black Adam
08-15-2009, 02:01 AM
Nole is about 50% , he needs more matches, his forehand is lacking confidence and he chokes a lot
Classy:o:rolleyes: Are you Serena Williams?

HeretiC
08-15-2009, 02:01 AM
Scary good stuff from Roddick, he was so confident he will beat Djokovic right from the start till the end. Although Novak made quite a few errors in crucial times, generally he played solid, Roddick forced him to win every point with aggressive construction. Unfortunately for him, he is not in AO2008 form in terms of consistency so this outcome was inevitable.

Deivid23
08-15-2009, 02:01 AM
Djokovic should be shot for how bad he played tonight.

I know. He´s just out of confidence, but this habiko lives in a parallel universe :lol:

kinski76
08-15-2009, 02:02 AM
Can't believe Djoko encouraged Roddick to challenge that call on 1-3* in the 2nd set. If he hadn't, he'd be up 4-1. That rare display of sportsmanship cost him the game (and possibly the set).

Having said that, a fully deserved win for Roddick, who was by far the better player out there.

Gaudio2004
08-15-2009, 02:03 AM
Djokovic is probaly the worst player to ever win a slam in tennis history. Take your fluke slam and fuck off please. What an asshole losing to Roddick. Wow this is pathetic. Tennis is so lame these days Roddick is beating everyone and he seriously sucks balls.

Juan Carlos Ferrero? Albert Costa?

Guga_fan
08-15-2009, 02:03 AM
That match in Madrid has buried Nole´s confidence really, hopefully he can get it back next season. It´s hard to see him winning jackshit in the remainder of current one
I doubt it's still Madrid's match, it's not like Andy hadn't defeated him 2 and 3 before that match.

Black Adam
08-15-2009, 02:03 AM
Like Roddick vs Verdasco in Rome when he gave away a match point only to lose. Sometimes sportsmanhip isn't worth it but whatever.

FlameOn
08-15-2009, 02:03 AM
Nole. :sad: :hug:

But another one of my faves gets through even if I was supporting the other. :woohoo:

tangerine_dream
08-15-2009, 02:04 AM
Happy for Andy, it's a great win for him, but I feel for Novak. He's definitely lost his mojo.

For the first few games he looked to have that fire back in his eyes but it was only temporary, he got tense by Andy's quirky(!) play. That sporting act Novak did early in the second set cost him the break, then the set, then the match. The british commentators I was listening to went on about it, saying it was too nice a gesture, he needs to be more ruthless.

Why does it always seem Djokovic is happy to lose so he can show how well he takes losing. You can see after the tiebreak how he runs upbeat to the net to congratulate Roddick, pathetic. This is a lesson in allowing people's criticism to change who you are.
This is a good point. The USO outburst fucked up Novak and he's been losing to Andy ever since. Then he suffered several bad losses to Rafa on clay this year and that was enough to snuff out what little confidence he had left.

I really miss the chest-thumping Novak. He looks lost out there, like he doesn't know what kind of tennis player he wants to be anymore. He cares too much what others think about him.

freeandlonely
08-15-2009, 02:06 AM
Very sad.
But Roddick deserves it, good job.

abraxas21
08-15-2009, 02:06 AM
roddick wins, tennis loses.

Deivid23
08-15-2009, 02:07 AM
I doubt it's still Madrid's match, it's not like Andy hadn't defeated him 2 and 3 before that match.

Yes, in fact he´s never really played at his true level in the whole year barrying the clay court season up to Madrid, but what he showed there was sth very close to his best stuff and since that defeat he hasn´t come remotely close to that, so I believe that loss has still some thing to do with that lack of confidence, you could see from his body language he was going to lose that tiebreaker for sure

dijus
08-15-2009, 02:07 AM
the better player won today, it's that simple.

the only thing that was disappointing in this match for me was the handshake, afterall that hype.. it was too cold and formal :lol:

Djokovic played great actually save the times when he gave Roddick the lead, Roddick was just always in control of this match :yeah:

:retard:

Voo de Mar
08-15-2009, 02:07 AM
I expected similar scoreline for Djokovic. I don't know what happened to D'Joke, at one moment last year, his tie-break record was stunning, actually since Queens Club final against Nadal, D'Joke has been struggling with tie-breaks. Today he served 2 double faults in the tie-break although he didn't even try to serve risky 2nd serve :confused: Maybe he's under pressure of accusations of ball bouncing before the serve, maybe he limited the number of bounces and can't find the proper concentration?

COA
08-15-2009, 02:08 AM
Awesome performance, great played Andy :D

green25814
08-15-2009, 02:10 AM
Someone needs to fucking PIMPSLAP Djoker. The guy is suffering a crisis of personality.

http://blackmanx.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/pimpslap-1.jpg

straitup
08-15-2009, 02:11 AM
Well done Andy...I really think Novak needs to figure out a way to win a match against Andy soon

Henry Chinaski
08-15-2009, 02:12 AM
he wants to be liked more than he wants to win.

so much so that he seems afraid to hit hard flat groundstrokes anymore lest he make his opponent looks stupid by hitting crazy winners.

Serenidad
08-15-2009, 02:13 AM
Classy:o:rolleyes: Are you Serena Williams?

Don't compare Serena with clowns.

~*BGT*~
08-15-2009, 02:19 AM
Andy was very good tonight. Some great shots. Thank you Nole for giving him the match at 3-1. :hatoff:

Corey Feldman
08-15-2009, 02:19 AM
Roddick to solid for Nole thesedays, funny stuff

cant wait till he plays Murray in final this time :devil:

sammy01
08-15-2009, 02:22 AM
i have to say it was expected. roddick is playing well, novak isn't. good for andy.

jcempire
08-15-2009, 02:25 AM
Good JOB Roddick. Good luck tommorrow against Nadal or Del

GlennMirnyi
08-15-2009, 02:27 AM
:haha:

Faker = 1 slam wonder.

Burrow
08-15-2009, 02:29 AM
:haha:

Faker = 1 slam wonder.

He could win another though.

Are you forgetting which era we are in?

habibko
08-15-2009, 02:30 AM
I see you can better yourself on writing BS :lol:

what BS? compared to the way he has been playing all year, this has been great stuff from him, I'm not talking about the DFs here :retard:

:retard:

:retard: back at you

L James
08-15-2009, 02:30 AM
I didn't see the match. What was this sporting gesture everyone is talking about?

partygirl
08-15-2009, 02:31 AM
sexy

Andi-M
08-15-2009, 02:32 AM
Roddick is toatlly awesome!!!

I do feel a little for Nole he's just not the guy he was. no idea whats going on in his head. He has no edge what-so-ever.

Golfnduck
08-15-2009, 02:34 AM
Good match by Roddick. I think these two respect each other deep down. Nice to see fair play. Roddick won this without his big serve. :)

fast_clay
08-15-2009, 02:41 AM
Why does it always seem Djokovic is happy to lose so he can show how well he takes losing. You can see after the tiebreak how he runs upbeat to the net to congratulate Roddick, pathetic. This is a lesson in allowing people's criticism to change who you are.

pravda

a true lesson.. he is not at all happy in his skin... the advertisments and catwalks have not had the desired effect...

Voo de Mar
08-15-2009, 02:44 AM
Roddick def. Djokovic 6-4 7-6(4)

1st set (40 minutes)

0:1 Djokovic (1D) ; 1:1 Roddick (30)
1:2 Djokovic (15) ; 2:2 Roddick (15)
2:3 Djokovic (30) ; 3:3 Roddick (15)
4:3 Djokovic (30) ; 5:3 Roddick (1D - 1 bp)
5:4 Djokovic (15) ; 6-4 Roddick (30)

2nd set (63 minutes)

0:1 Djokovic (1D - 1 bp) ; 1:1 Roddick (0)
1:2 Djokovic (15) ; 1:3 Roddick (1D)
2:3 Djokovic (1D) ; 3:3 Roddick (0)
3:4 Djokovic (2D) ; 4:4 Roddick (15)
4:5 Djokovic (15) ; 5:5 Roddick (15)
5:6 Djokovic (15) ; 6:6 Roddick (30)

Tie-break:

1:0 Djokovic
2:0 Roddick, 2:1 Roddick
2:2 Djokovic, 2:3 Djokovic
3:3 Roddick, 4:3 Roddick
4:4 Djokovic, 5:4 Djokovic
6:4 Roddick, 7-4 Roddick

***

SERVICE POINTS (including aces/service winners/unreturned):
Roddick - 23 ; Djokovic - 20

WINNERS:
- forehand: Roddick - 7 ; Djokovic - 13
- backhand: Roddick - 4 ; Djokovic - 7
- volley: Roddick - 5 ; Djokovic - 4
- smash: Roddick - 2 ; Djokovic - 0
- lob: Roddick - 0 ; Djokovic - 0
- dropshot: Roddick - 0 ; Djokovic - 0

ERRORS:
- forehand: Roddick - 15 ; Djokovic - 17
- backhand: Roddick - 8 ; Djokovic - 13
- volley/smash: Roddick - 2 ; Djokovic - 1
- lob: Roddick - 0 ; Djokovic - 0
- double faults: Roddick - 1 ; Djokovic - 6

BREAK POINTS:
Roddick 2/3 (3 games) ; Djokovic 1/2 (2 games)

***

Challenges: Roddick 1/3 ; Djokovic 1/1

iSzavay.
08-15-2009, 02:49 AM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Nice win Andy :cool: now you can definitely make the final :yeah:.

Havok
08-15-2009, 02:49 AM
Expected. Roddick has been on a hot streak since Wimbledon (the only 2 loses he has had have been semi-chokes on his part) and Djokovic has been lost all season long save for some clay court events in the second quarter of this year. It's really sad to see somebody who is so able groundstroke wise to simply lose the plot.

This tournament has been extremely entertaining save some boring one-sided affairs and it's always nice when the usual suspects are not around in the semis. Some inspired play out there today and I hope to see a Roddick/Tsonga finals.:worship:

MIMIC
08-15-2009, 02:52 AM
I didn't see the match. What was this sporting gesture everyone is talking about?

Djokovic was at game point and about to consolidate his break to go up 4-1. An out call was made on one of Roddick's shots that landed on Novak's side of the court. Novak looked at the mark and gestured to Roddick with his racquet that it was close enough to challenge. Roddick challenged, won the challenge....and broke back.

atm708
08-15-2009, 03:01 AM
Don't compare Serena with clowns.

I agree, the poor clowns don't deserve that insult.

fast_clay
08-15-2009, 03:03 AM
I really miss the chest-thumping Novak. He looks lost out there, like he doesn't know what kind of tennis player he wants to be anymore. He cares too much what others think about him.

vanity... aint it a b!tch...

Serenidad
08-15-2009, 03:13 AM
I agree, the poor clowns don't deserve that insult.

Hush.

Matt01
08-15-2009, 03:32 AM
roddick wins, tennis loses.


I agree. It's Nole's fault though because he played so badly :rolleyes: :(

Serenidad
08-15-2009, 03:33 AM
Yes. Clowndrew Mugduck is a clown joke. Porky or Del Trio(3) will show him the way.

Cannot even hit groundstroke winners.

Rafa = Fed Killa
08-15-2009, 03:44 AM
Why does it always seem Djokovic is happy to lose so he can show how well he takes losing. You can see after the tiebreak how he runs upbeat to the net to congratulate Roddick, pathetic. This is a lesson in allowing people's criticism to change who you are.

Agreed.

The old djoker was the man who used to tell the crowd the shut their idiot mouths when they cheers mugs like Tsonga.

Djoker be the man once again and stop acting like a weak little girl.

GlennMirnyi
08-15-2009, 03:56 AM
pravda

a true lesson.. he is not at all happy in his skin... the advertisments and catwalks have not had the desired effect...

What an awesome reference.

Just outstanding.

ballbasher101
08-15-2009, 04:23 AM
I think it is safe to say that the Djoker is now Roddick's bitch. The Djoker is a better player but he keeps on losing to the Duck :o.

betowiec
08-15-2009, 04:29 AM
Andy's been playing very well as of late

selyoink
08-15-2009, 04:35 AM
Juan Carlos Ferrero? Albert Costa?

Gaudio is the name you should be listing. Ferrero played in two additional slam finals. Gaudio never made another slam QF. Mug.

rocketassist
08-15-2009, 04:42 AM
Gaudio is the name you should be listing. Ferrero played in two additional slam finals. Gaudio never made another slam QF. Mug.

The player in your avatar is the shittiest mug who ever played tennis, fucking barbie doll.

chenx15
08-15-2009, 04:45 AM
djokovic is the new roddick... or is it old roddick?

selyoink
08-15-2009, 04:48 AM
djokovic is the new roddick... or is it old roddick?

Roddick is still the same shitty Roddick. Djokovic is now an even worse mug pusher.

sawan66278
08-15-2009, 04:55 AM
Its clear now that Djokovic is, rankings aside, the sixth best player in the world. Andy...full credit to the man. Has there EVER been a player, so deep into his career, who has improved THIS much in the span of less than 12 months?

Speaking of changes, the biggest difference I see between Novak now and last year? His less than stellar play on the biggest points. In tiebreaks, down break point...the man almost ALWAYS got his first serve in and played an incredible point. Now? Double faults and weak play.

The real question now is: were the prior successes of Djokovic simply a very good player on a tremendous hot streak or is this simply a prolonged slump of a future hall of famer?

Allez-Alejo
08-15-2009, 05:05 AM
I love that people still can't overcome their "I must not like Roddick because he looks and acts like a college party-goer, has a non-European game, married a model, actually works to improve his game......." shitty stigmatism. Yeah, without his serve he would suck...we know, who gives a shit. Without his knees, Nadal sucks...without pace, Murray sucks. Get over your jealousy over Americans and appreciate some differentiable styles in the game.

Forehander
08-15-2009, 05:48 AM
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :haha: :haha: :haha:

Jimnik
08-15-2009, 06:34 AM
Andy :worship: Every day and in every way getting better and better. Unlucky Djoker but ARod too hot atm.

Nice time to play JMDP again, just 6 days after last meeting. Revenge is a dish best served HOT. :devil:

Allez
08-15-2009, 07:23 AM
I present to you a new and improved Roddick. Gotta love this...the next 4 weeks are going to be awesome.

Saya-nee-sama
08-15-2009, 09:13 AM
why did he lose ? who's still in the draw ? JMDP ? Tsonga ? Roddick ?
Andy is taking the number 2. what a pity = (.
Hope Nadal will be fully back next tournament.

CooCooCachoo
08-15-2009, 09:17 AM
Nole :sobbing:

Bilbo
08-15-2009, 10:04 AM
nole's decline continues

CescAndyKimi
08-15-2009, 10:26 AM
Wow, Nole playing like a journey man. He's just like Del Fucktro a few months back. Just beating the chumps, never bringing anything special against champs or better players. Needs to go and freaking get his old aggressiveness back.

scoobs
08-15-2009, 10:54 AM
Congrats to Roddick - can't say I'm surprised by this, I haven't been convinced by Djokovic since Madrid, though I don't expect him to play like he's blown a fuse forever.

Roddick has rediscovered some confidence and moves better than he used to but his game is pretty much the same as it always was and he's still beatable.

Will be interesting to see if Del Potro can repeat the Washington final result.

Jōris
08-15-2009, 11:06 AM
:mad:

Vida
08-15-2009, 11:41 AM
congrats to voo for exact prediction.

Horatio Caine
08-15-2009, 11:42 AM
...and Roddick is now officially the #4 player on this year's results, and what a match to win to prove it. :lol: :yeah:

Matt01
08-15-2009, 11:53 AM
I love that people still can't overcome their "I must not like Roddick because he looks and acts like a college party-goer, has a non-European game, married a model, actually works to improve his game......." shitty stigmatism. Yeah, without his serve he would suck...we know, who gives a shit. Without his knees, Nadal sucks...without pace, Murray sucks. Get over your jealousy over Americans and appreciate some differentiable styles in the game.


I'd love to appreciate that style of tennis from Roddick but it's just so ugly to watch :tape:

maki925
08-15-2009, 01:24 PM
It was so frustrating.Nole didn't play bad,and yet he is out...again! :sad:

chenx15
08-15-2009, 01:32 PM
Andy roddick has more endurance, faster and better foot work since he trimmed down. This only makes federer 2009 wimbledon more awesome

LoveFifteen
08-15-2009, 04:07 PM
Congrats to Roddick for working hard to improve. His movement and defense are better. I also think his backhand and touch are better, too. I think it's great he's worked so hard to improve instead of just adding to his millions by dialing it in. I don't understand why people trash him so much, but then again I'm always shocked by the vitriol leveled against Nadal on the website, too.

It's great to see Roddick working hard and improving, and having some decent results. There are a lot of players who are more talented, graceful and skilled than he who have accomplished virtually nothing, and yet no hate gets spewed towards them despite their extremely disappointing careers.

Forehander
08-15-2009, 04:11 PM
Wow, Nole playing like a journey man. He's just like Del Fucktro a few months back. Just beating the chumps, never bringing anything special against champs or better players. Needs to go and freaking get his old aggressiveness back.

Are you a complete idiot? He played his the match of his life out there but Roddick was just simply too much for him IMO.

rubbERR
08-15-2009, 04:36 PM
match of his life...37 unforced errors :lol:

Guga_fan
08-15-2009, 04:42 PM
Are you a complete idiot? He played his the match of his life out there but Roddick was just simply too much for him IMO.
http://skepticalteacher.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/facepalm1.jpg

starr_00
08-15-2009, 05:22 PM
Congrats to Roddick for working hard to improve. His movement and defense are better. I also think his backhand and touch are better, too. I think it's great he's worked so hard to improve instead of just adding to his millions by dialing it in. I don't understand why people trash him so much, but then again I'm always shocked by the vitriol leveled against Nadal on the website, too.

It's great to see Roddick working hard and improving, and having some decent results. There are a lot of players who are more talented, graceful and skilled than he who have accomplished virtually nothing, and yet no hate gets spewed towards them despite their extremely disappointing careers.
Great post, I totally agree. I often wonder - if someone like Marat had half the heart/work ethic of Roddick, he'd have 10 slams by now. How people can hate on someone who puts so much blood, sweat, and tears into what they do is beyond me.

habibko
08-15-2009, 05:28 PM
Are you a complete idiot? He played his the match of his life out there but Roddick was just simply too much for him IMO.

match of his life? you CANNOT be serious man....

I can't recall a match where he played better this year, maybe in Madrid SF against Nadal but that was clay, didn't see him play this well on hard courts this year, so yes he didn't play TOO bad, it was alot about Roddick yesterday and he takes all credit for this win once again.

Saya-nee-sama
08-15-2009, 05:38 PM
Are you a complete idiot? He played his the match of his life out there but Roddick was just simply too much for him IMO.
:eek: Are you serious ? He played Like shit! and it's been some time since he's been good :rolleyes:

Langers
08-15-2009, 06:04 PM
Djokovic...sigh.

Progressively getting worse with each tournament.

Leo
08-15-2009, 06:32 PM
Why does it always seem Djokovic is happy to lose so he can show how well he takes losing. You can see after the tiebreak how he runs upbeat to the net to congratulate Roddick, pathetic. This is a lesson in allowing people's criticism to change who you are.

I agree. I honestly believe Djokovic's game has suffered because he has allowed himself to get distracted by things like the press, his image, his popularity. He needs to refocus on tennis, and then maybe he'll regain the confidence in his swing.

Because Djokovic has a clear flaw, and it is his forehand. He cannot put away a sitter on the forehand side to save his life. There is a tentative quality to his swing and a laziness to his footwork. Djok does need Todd Martin right now to remind him how to swing big and move forward in the court.

This match was in Djok's hands but he let it slip away. Now he is Roddick's bitch, and after watching them play against each other in Canada 2007, I never thought that would be the case.

Langers
08-15-2009, 06:36 PM
Why does it always seem Djokovic is happy to lose so he can show how well he takes losing. You can see after the tiebreak how he runs upbeat to the net to congratulate Roddick, pathetic. This is a lesson in allowing people's criticism to change who you are.
Best post on the matter I've seen for ages. 100% dead on.

Leo
08-15-2009, 06:45 PM
Speaking of changes, the biggest difference I see between Novak now and last year? His less than stellar play on the biggest points. In tiebreaks, down break point...the man almost ALWAYS got his first serve in and played an incredible point. Now? Double faults and weak play.

The real question now is: were the prior successes of Djokovic simply a very good player on a tremendous hot streak or is this simply a prolonged slump of a future hall of famer?

Yes, I remember the Roddick/Djokovic QF at the Australian and after a full set of sucking on his forehand and hitting too many errors, Djokovic came up with several beautiful and stunning forehand winners to save the set and take it 7-6. After that point I fell asleep thinking Djok had it in the big simply because he was an incredible big point player. He still had a big of that swagger. Well I woke up to see Roddick had worn him down in the oppressive heat and Djokovic hasn't taken a set off Andy since that one in Oz, and all but one of the sets have been decisively won by Andy by one or two breaks... only one tiebreak! It's amazing.

He's also gotten bitch-slapped three times in a row by Murray, a guy who he used to be 0 and 1. So the Roddick losses + the Murray losses + the Nadal losses on clay (especially Madrid) = wounded Nole.