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ATP Cincinnati 09 - 2R - (4) N.Djokovic def (Q) I.Ljubicic 7-6(5) 6-4

samanosuke
08-19-2009, 04:47 PM
Routine win for Djokovic . Ljubicic last few years look non-competitive against top players and the same case was today . He had few chances in breaker but he did not have balls to pull the trigger on big points .

I did not except that he will win but he disappoint me with his game . He could even produce some fighting spirit today . He looked funny on Nole's serve . Really bad performance from ljubo .

HattonWBA
08-19-2009, 04:48 PM
Very good performance from Novak, struck the ball very clean and aggressively, Ivan made too many errors when in baseline rallies and also was not good enough in regards to his return game, although he served very well which got him out of trouble on occasions. Novak now faces Isner or Chardy, so this could be a decent warm up for those other big servers. Keep it going Djokovic :yeah:.

rubbERR
08-19-2009, 04:49 PM
keep it going? this kind of terrible form? ljubicic was just too bad TODAY :lol:

Sunset of Age
08-19-2009, 04:52 PM
Djokovic didn't have a lot to do to win this match... Legenda was just completely OFF :(.
Congrats, Djoko! :hatoff:

El Legenda
08-19-2009, 04:52 PM
Ljubicic last few years look non-competitive against top players and the same case was today ..

he has like 5 wins vs top 10 players this year.

batavlada
08-19-2009, 04:52 PM
Key for victory was only 13 UE. Surprising.

MIMIC
08-19-2009, 04:52 PM
Novak played an impressive game to break Ljubicic in the 2nd set (first game).

green25814
08-19-2009, 04:53 PM
keep it going? this kind of terrible form? useless performance. :lol:

How is this clown still not banned? Just fuck off please

Johnny Ice
08-19-2009, 04:53 PM
"Playing against Ljubicic with a big serve was a good match before John Isner or Chardy," Djokovic said.

Also said he was lucky with the schedule; best to either play first or during the night session.

He also made sure to mention that he beat Nadal in last year's semis :lol:

rubbERR
08-19-2009, 04:54 PM
How is this clown still not banned? Just fuck off please

please, its only tennisforum you little boy.

samanosuke
08-19-2009, 04:56 PM
he has like 5 wins vs top 10 players this year.

He only beats del potro in Monte Carlo in Del potros's worst match in last year and a half

HeretiC
08-19-2009, 04:56 PM
Routine win for Djokovic . Ljubicic last few years look non-competitive against top players and the same case was today . He had few chances in breaker but he did not have balls to pull the trigger on big points .

I did not except that he will win but he disappoint me with his game . He could even produce some fighting spirit today . He looked funny on Nole's serve . Really bad performance from ljubo .

Well, he used to do that many times in the past, not bothering much on opponent serve and saving strength for his own serve and looking for a chance in a TB. But it wasn't his day today, Novak looked solid in all areas, far from flashy or something, but still ok.
I liked those few "jebem ti mater" from both of them. :haha:

green25814
08-19-2009, 04:57 PM
please, its only tennisforum you ill little boy.

Well i'm putting you on ignore. Seriously, i've never seen you say a single sensible or funny thing. Its just hate or fanboyism.

Deathless Mortal
08-19-2009, 04:58 PM
Ivan didn't play as good as he can but still had chances to take the first set and to come back in the second. There were some nice winners he hit though and hopefully in the future we'll see more of those and less UEs.

dusan1610
08-19-2009, 04:59 PM
Bravo Nole

MagicMilan
08-19-2009, 05:03 PM
Solid performance, especially 1st serve points won :yeah:
But Novak's still playing like a pussy and playing his worst tennis when it matters the most. Silly return on a bp in the 2nd set and df to give a bp chance to Ivan. Pathetic :o
The same thing cost him the match against Andy, 2 dfs in a tiebreak. Unacceptable :(

Noleta
08-19-2009, 05:11 PM
His serve was better than it was against Andy:yeah:He still waiting for things to happen though,instead of making it happen:smash:

rocketassist
08-19-2009, 05:29 PM
Legenda made so many errors whenever he tried to attack.

rhinooooo
08-19-2009, 05:30 PM
That Ivan forehand was exposed big time today. Horrible.

Goldenoldie
08-19-2009, 05:35 PM
I don't agree that Ljubicic was as bad as all that. He's not the player he used to be a couple of years ago, but still a force to be reckoned with. Djokovic had to concentrate.

Bascule
08-19-2009, 05:48 PM
Impressive statistics for Djokovic. Ljubicic did make a lot of errors, but served very well. Percentage of Novak's first serve was incredible. And when was the last time when Novak made only 13 ue? It would be great if Novak keeps on with focusing and enjoying the match, what we didn't see for a long time.

tangerine_dream
08-19-2009, 05:58 PM
Attaboy Novak, keep it going. http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii61/maple_doorider/Smilies/GrinDance.gif

Doomach777
08-19-2009, 06:31 PM
:(
hope he will be more luck next week...Dokovic played very well on his serve...
unfortunately Ivan didnt take that break point in last game :( ... it was close, but net fucked him..

fast_clay
08-19-2009, 11:17 PM
really thought legenda couldve put novak in a few tight corners here... didnt see the match but from what i have seen serving attackers are defo enjoying the best of the conditions in cinci...

Gaudio2004
08-19-2009, 11:47 PM
DJokovic is at his best when he's feeling arrogant, or just on the verge of feeling a bit too confident, his whole game from there is nearly impossible to defeat - quick around the court, huge backhand, huge forehand, mediocre slice and a drop-shot for variety.

We just don't see this kind of tennis from him anymore because he's way too modest.

iSzavay.
08-20-2009, 03:09 AM
Ivan :( nice try :) bravo Nole :clap2:.

freeandlonely
08-20-2009, 05:06 AM
Hope he gets to semi. Then let's see what happen.

Audacity
08-20-2009, 09:44 AM
Now beat Chardy you faker.