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Shanghai Masters, R3: Djokovic def. Schuettler 6-4 6-2

asmazif
10-15-2009, 11:39 AM
Should have been 6-2 6-2 :rolleyes:

whattheheck
10-15-2009, 11:40 AM
Never in doubt

rubbERR
10-15-2009, 11:40 AM
...

Sapeod
10-15-2009, 11:41 AM
who-cares
You must do, if you posted here :)

Too bad Rainer :sad:

Voo de Mar
10-15-2009, 11:42 AM
Good & lucky tournament for Schuettler. Thanks to Shanghai he will play 10th time in a row at the Australian Open without qualifying.

tnosugar
10-15-2009, 11:43 AM
next please

Manon
10-15-2009, 11:51 AM
40th HC win this year. Murray left on 39 (it would be 45+ if he's not injured).

asmazif
10-15-2009, 11:51 AM
who cares

Oh, I'm not sure, probably the people who either like Djokovic, Schuettler, anyone else on his side the draw, or anyone who's just interested in the result. Like every other result thread ever in this forum.

Ad Wim
10-15-2009, 12:09 PM
Again, where a lot of guys fall apart at this stage, Djoko keeps pounding opponents. But now the tournament starts ofcourse...

Vida
10-15-2009, 12:38 PM
this freakoutovic guy isnt bad at all.:shrug:

stebs
10-15-2009, 12:45 PM
Should be a very good chance for Djokovic to pick up his first masters tournament here. Nobody really looking that threatening for him at the moment.

munZe konZa
10-15-2009, 01:01 PM
even Nadal but wait some more, a win in Sangaj would definitelly propel him to bigger success

Sunset of Age
10-15-2009, 01:17 PM
My candidate for the title, here. :yeah: :congrats:

mayagaller
10-15-2009, 01:28 PM
Nole, good job! :worship:

sanshisan
10-15-2009, 02:20 PM
Well done Nole! :)

If Nole wins the championship in Shanghai - does this just mean that he will not LOSE any points because he won it last year? He will not gain any points? :confused:

Nidhogg
10-15-2009, 02:24 PM
Well done Nole! :)

If Nole wins the championship in Shanghai - does this just mean that he will not LOSE any points because he won it last year? He will not gain any points? :confused:

When Djokovic won Shanghai last year it was the venue for TMC. This year Shanghai is a MS event, and the points he'll lose this week from last year are probably the ones from Madrid 08 who was played at this time last year. As I recall he didn't make it further than R3 or R4 then, losing to Karlovic.

Lee
10-15-2009, 02:30 PM
When Djokovic won Shanghai last year it was the venue for TMC. This year Shanghai is a MS event, and the points he'll lose this week from last year are probably the ones from Madrid 08 who was played at this time last year. As I recall he didn't make it further than R3 or R4 then, losing to Karlovic.

Djokovic made R16 last year in Madrid and he's in QF already so he will gain points this week

tangerine_dream
10-15-2009, 02:40 PM
Delicate Flower http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l264/lezlie69/smilyflower.gif is manning up. Beware all comers.

sawan66278
10-15-2009, 05:12 PM
The result was a given. However, what I consider a REAL victory are Novak's intelligent, informed comments related to the length of the tour:

Djokovic views the arguments from both sides of the uneasy player-tournament divide within the Association of Tennis Professionals, which runs the men's game. He is not only the world No 4 and one of the representatives on the ATP Player Council (alongside Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal) but also responsible, along with members of his family, for the running of the Belgrade clay-court tournament, which was held for the first time earlier this year.

The Serb, who arrived here on Monday night fresh from his tournament victory in Beijing at the weekend, has already sought out Adam Helfant, the new executive chairman and president of the ATP, to register his seal of approval for the two tournaments here in China during the tour's Asia swing.

"It's always important for somebody who works in the ATP to know what the players feel like and how the players like or dislike the tournaments," Djokovic said. "Usually players go to them when they dislike something, but I needed to go and say how much I like the Beijing and Shanghai tournaments. All the small details are just right: the locker rooms, the showers, the balls, the space, the playing room, the quality of the food, everything is of a very high level. This should be an example to all of the other tournaments."

While Djokovic has sympathy with the likes of Andy Roddick, who 24 hours earlier had used the words "ridiculous" and "short-sighted" in discussing the tennis calendar, the Serb preferred to stress the positive response from Helfant to the players' concerns and to emphasise the new mood of co-operation he senses within the game. Djokovic has been at the forefront of discussions that will culminate in a summit meeting of the leading players at next month's ATP World Tour Finals in London.

"The top players will meet in London and then again at the Australian Open in January," Djokovic said. "We will work on doing something that is comfortable to both the players and the tournaments in the future. The tournaments still understand their job and their obligations better than we understand their job – and vice versa. But the players now are more united than ever.

"The current leadership of the ATP is willing to do a lot of things for the players. We have already talked about it at the US Open and we have to dedicate the whole half-a-day meeting to this, because it's a very sensitive task. It affects both players and tournaments. We can't expect just to shorten the season by a month or two, because that would hurt certain tournaments.

"We have to make a compromise. The ATP is an association of tournaments and players together. The bottom line is that you don't want to have injured players. The schedule, in my opinion, is too long, but we have to go step by step and try to solve it."

Djokovic said an improvement in communications between players, tournaments and administrators was a crucial first step in resolving the current differences. He believes a failure on that front in the past has led to some tournaments taking players for granted, with some of the Masters Series events especially at fault, although he exempts the current competition here from any such criticism.

"The tournaments are aware the best players in the world are going to have to come to their events," he said. "I don't say they don't want to improve, but they are not thinking in that direction. I don't think there has been enough communication between the players and the tournaments. In one sense it's just as much the players' fault. Players talk between each other and in the locker room about things that can be improved and then when the time comes to talk and really do something about it they stop."

He added: "I haven't been in tennis for that long, but what I can say is that we have a lot of young guys at the top who are willing to do a lot of good things for tennis in general."

Now, THAT'S the way to address concerns...and whine like spoiled children.

Bascule
10-15-2009, 07:44 PM
Expected from Novak.:)