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AO11 R4: Dolgopolov def. Soderling 1-6 6-3 6-1 4-6 6-2

viruzzz
01-24-2011, 02:48 AM
Tsonga and Soderling in the same draw... And he managed to beat them.
Amazing from the ucranian.

Dyraise
01-24-2011, 02:48 AM
Crazy match :D

Gladiator
01-24-2011, 02:48 AM
This Dolgopolov has a style, he will do great this year

really unexpected result !

I just do not know what happened to Soderling

Murray will have a tough match,no?

n8
01-24-2011, 02:48 AM
Dolgopolov's biggest career win. He broke Soderling 9 times! Plays Murray or Melzer in the quarter-finals.

SheepleBuster
01-24-2011, 02:48 AM
Amazing. Feel bad for Robin but Dogy has a very good future

tennizen
01-24-2011, 02:48 AM
Unbelievable. Baby GOAT level play from Dolgo. Made Sod look like an amateur.

HDW
01-24-2011, 02:49 AM
Well done, Dolgo :bowdown::bowdown:

SheepleBuster
01-24-2011, 02:49 AM
Great for Murray though. I have a feeling Murray will have his way with Doggy

solowyn
01-24-2011, 02:49 AM
:hearts: :hearts:

Can't believe it. Dolgo can get his shit together after all.

Dini
01-24-2011, 02:49 AM
This is hands down the most confusing and utterly brain cramp inducing performance by Soderling I've seen, ever. Words just cannot express the bizarre phases of this match on his part. Firstly, he starts missing big time on the forehand for the 2nd & 3rd sets then that utterly baffeling powder puff serve that he employed for large parts of the last two sets. :/

On the other hand, Dolgopolov has shown his full arsenal and it's just scintillating to watch. So talented. Scary to think about his future if he continues to improve and manages to produce the consistent results he needs over the year to be a top player. This has been one hell of a break through tournament for him and it's refreshing for tennis -- you can't help but feel excited for his prospects.

shadows
01-24-2011, 02:50 AM
Brilliant stuff from Aleks, at times he was incredible today

Robin was definitely struggling with something, but that shouldn't detract from Dolgo's achievement here.

emotion
01-24-2011, 02:50 AM
Absolute idiot. Is putting on sunglasses that difficult?

Ilovetheblues_86
01-24-2011, 02:50 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOO....

Soda will lose his guts after this defeat =///////

castle007
01-24-2011, 02:50 AM
I didn't think Soderling would lose before the QFs

Shortest 5 setter ever?? lol 2 1/2 hrs

star
01-24-2011, 02:50 AM
Unbelievable. Baby GOAT level play from Dolgo. Made Sod look like an amateur.

:haha:

Yeah. Five sets doesn't exactly make Soderling look like an amateur.

But :worship: for your grasp of MTF speak.

LocoPorElTenis
01-24-2011, 02:50 AM
Dolpo was excellent, but Söderling mentally just wasn't there for most of the match.
Good result for Murray.
Not a bad AO for Robin either given his previous results in Australia.
Dolpo will be a force in the tour for years to come :yeah:

Thanos
01-24-2011, 02:50 AM
real deal dolgo is finally living up to the hype :yeah:

Ilovetheblues_86
01-24-2011, 02:50 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO [2]

Okay..

Caio_Brasil
01-24-2011, 02:50 AM
Awesome stuff, just great to see a surprising quarterfinalist in a Slam.

scoobs
01-24-2011, 02:51 AM
Soderling - mentally was all over the place today, sometimes zoned in, sometimes he was mentally on the place.

Dolgo is a very interesting and mischievous player to watch, variety, interesting tactics and very disruptive to a power player.

moon language
01-24-2011, 02:51 AM
Great returning from Dolgo.

Helevorn
01-24-2011, 02:52 AM
http://images.whereilive.com.au/images/uploads/2010/12/13/cfe39a69054b9a1d21cc8315b0de528d_resized.jpg

C'mon!

green25814
01-24-2011, 02:52 AM
I told you guys Dolgo was the real thing. Forget Dimitrov or Tomic. This guy is the real deal.

The Magician
01-24-2011, 02:52 AM
Soda :sobbing: Good for Dolgo though, he could make top 10 this year I think :yeah:

habibko
01-24-2011, 02:52 AM
LOL @ sod

great result for tennis :yeah:

GlennMirnyi
01-24-2011, 02:52 AM
:lol: This guy opened up the draw nicely for Mugray.

What a travesty Doll's forehand is. That said, he played very intelligently.

SheepleBuster
01-24-2011, 02:53 AM
I am just more positive about the future of tennis after seeing all these young guns. So there is life after Nadal, Murray, Djokovic, and guys like that. Amazing stuff. And the funny thing is all these youngster are in Nadal's half

tennishero
01-24-2011, 02:53 AM
vamos olekk :D he has all the ability to make it into the top 5..

he also prefers clay, should be a serious threat come RG.

syc23
01-24-2011, 02:54 AM
The Aussies have hyped up the wrong youngster all along. Who's Tomic again?

jcreback
01-24-2011, 02:54 AM
Good for her.

SheepleBuster
01-24-2011, 02:54 AM
Bjorn said Robbin will become #1. Wilander picked him to win it all. Oh man.

philosophicalarf
01-24-2011, 02:54 AM
Fantastic.

Sod seemed to pick up a neck/back problem or something in the final set, was suddenly hitting at sub-Sweeting pace (85-100mph).

Jomp1
01-24-2011, 02:54 AM
Serving was epic fail for Robin, didn't even try to do anything with the ball other than getting it in play. No idea what he was thinking, if at all. I'm going with the latter.

henke007
01-24-2011, 02:54 AM
Robin was injured or hammered by blisters or something.

He served 1st serves in 170 km/h and 2nd serves in 130km/h, to bad for him. He played pretty poorly hence that but still got it to 5 sets..

GasquetFan
01-24-2011, 02:54 AM
:worship:

This one goes out to all the haters saying Robin was playing a junior girl.... yeah you know who you are.

GHETTOTENNIS
01-24-2011, 02:54 AM
Disgraceful stuff from Soderling. Not longer a fan. I don't give a fuck. There's no excuses for that meltdown. I thought that Robin was way behind these kind of days. I give up on this retard now.

tennishero
01-24-2011, 02:55 AM
poor guy needs some face treatment though

TurtleTennis
01-24-2011, 02:55 AM
Amazing from Dolgopolov, so fun to watch, such talent, so many great winners

Like others said, he played extremely intelligently. Would love to see him vs. Murray

GHETTOTENNIS
01-24-2011, 02:55 AM
Those fucking serves in the fifth

tennizen
01-24-2011, 02:55 AM
:haha:

Yeah. Five sets doesn't exactly make Soderling look like an amateur.

But :worship: for your grasp of MTF speak.

I should have said "amateur at times". Five sets is because of Soderling's experience. Dolgo read his serve extremely well and choked him without giving Soderling much rhythm. Sod was completely uncomfortable second set on.

zlaja777
01-24-2011, 02:55 AM
Wow so unexpected. Well done Dongo. I'm glad he made it to the big league.

hyperren
01-24-2011, 02:56 AM
Ahh Soda. Worked hard to take the #4 seed and somehow falls without even making the QFs. Murray almost has the last laugh.

Leo
01-24-2011, 02:56 AM
Soderling was broken...

get ready for it...

...9 times...

:eek: :eek: :spit:

Incredible display from the young Ukrainian.

LocoPorElTenis
01-24-2011, 02:56 AM
Dolgolopov up to 32 in the rankings with this win.

oranges
01-24-2011, 02:56 AM
Amazing from Dolgo :yeah:

Toad :hug: Still the best AO for him.

Lopez
01-24-2011, 02:57 AM
Dolgo has a quirky game. Nice to see variety on the tour, also nice to see quick points on serve and no unnecessary fist pumping etc.

Dolgo's slice technique is awful though :lol:.

Söderling played very up and down, though he hates to play against changing pace and slices. Dolgo defended very well, especially the forehand slice was class. Söderling should learn to close the net better: he could have finished the points with volleys on the defensive slices but he just hung back and let Dolgo neutralize the rally.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
01-24-2011, 02:57 AM
soderling just really lost it today

what was going on in his mind

50 errors!

dogopolov for his part tried his hardest to CHOKE the match away- but Soderling was determined to unforce error his way to a loss

american college level tennis prevails

solowyn
01-24-2011, 02:57 AM
:worship:

This one goes out to all the haters saying Robin was playing a junior girl.... yeah you know who you are.
:yeah:

Dolgo shooting up to no.31 with the QF points, I think?

Arhaych
01-24-2011, 02:57 AM
Dolgopolov is as entertaining as anyone out on the Tour right now, hats off.

Soderling, that was abysmal from a supposed top 5 player.

hyperren
01-24-2011, 02:57 AM
Bjorn said Robbin will become #1. Wilander picked him to win it all. Oh man.

They're Swedish, what did you expect? :lol:

henke007
01-24-2011, 02:57 AM
Disgraceful stuff from Soderling. Not longer a fan. I don't give a fuck. There's no excuses for that meltdown. I thought that Robin was way behind these kind of days. I give up on this retard now.

:cuckoo:

cheriamor
01-24-2011, 02:58 AM
Didn't expect this... I really thought Soderling was going to win after the first set, but after that it got much more interesting.

Stgobaiano
01-24-2011, 02:58 AM
Always good when Forroling lose... Number 4 is giant for his limited tennis.

Dolgo is a master he has some of Rios style.:worship:

out_here_grindin
01-24-2011, 02:58 AM
Amazing:worship:

henke007
01-24-2011, 02:58 AM
lol at all retards who didn't even notice that Robin took it to 5 sets without his serve...

Leo
01-24-2011, 02:59 AM
The Aussies have hyped up the wrong youngster all along. Who's Tomic again?

To be fair there is a 4 year age difference between Tomic and Dolgop. That's a huge difference.

Good for her.

LOL.

tennishero
01-24-2011, 02:59 AM
flukerling got exposed again :)

Leo
01-24-2011, 03:00 AM
Dolgo's slice technique is awful though :lol:.


but pretty effective!

scoobs
01-24-2011, 03:00 AM
lol at all retards who didn't even notice that Robin took it to 5 sets without his serve...
I'm sure that'll be consolation for him in the hotel room packing.

He was supposed to win that, you'll recall, probably in 3 or 4 sets.

Mechlan
01-24-2011, 03:01 AM
Great stuff from Dolgopolov. Seemed to bamboozle Soda there with his wicked mix of retrieval and shotmaking.

SVK
01-24-2011, 03:01 AM
Amazing:worship:

Soderling maybe took it to 5 without serve but Dolgopolov win this match without a serve:shrug:
At some point he has sth like 35% 1st serves in and 45% after second serve:shrug:
Then in 5th he finally improved

Seingeist
01-24-2011, 03:02 AM
As has been said, hats off to Dolgo for an unbelievable performance. Obviously going to be a big name in the near future of tennis.

Sad to see Soderling go out this way, though. He went through stretches that were just horrible to watch. And I don't know what happened to his serve at the end either. It was weird. Hoping and thinking that it will still turn out to be a good year for Soderling, all the same.

malisha
01-24-2011, 03:02 AM
good stuff Olek

and keep it clean this year

v-money
01-24-2011, 03:02 AM
Very bizarre match but also entertaining. I am so happy for Dolgopolov right now and all of the great compliments he is receiving. He really dominated the match in the statistical category. Forced a lot of errors from Soderling with the off speed game and Dolgo was very nibble footed and just made Soderling play the extra ball. In fairness, this was not a good performance from Soderling and he looked very frustrated at times. Dolgo waited for his chances and also showed us the great pace and accuracy he can generate off the ground.
Really hope he puts in a good performance next round. If the opponent is Murray, this may be a tall task because Murray will try to get all over his second serve and Dolgo does not serve at a big percentage. We will wait and see, but for now Dolgo should be very proud of himself.

mickymouse
01-24-2011, 03:03 AM
There was obviously something bothering Soderling. Maybe the blisters. There's no explanation for that awful serving otherwise. But Dolgopolov was a joy to watch with his variety and still might have beaten Soderling even at 100%, except not with such a bizaare scoreline.

FlameOn
01-24-2011, 03:03 AM
Well done Dolgo. :hatoff:

Robin. :mad: He definitely wasn't 100%. :hug:

malisha
01-24-2011, 03:04 AM
This is hands down the most confusing and utterly brain cramp inducing performance by Soderling I've seen

ive seen worse

against Benny at RG and Bagy AO

stzenit
01-24-2011, 03:04 AM
Soderling was horrific, Dolgopolov was pure class. Very happy for him I have had to defend him a lot on this forum.

Langers
01-24-2011, 03:06 AM
Wow, Dolgopolov will be a gun.

Benget
01-24-2011, 03:06 AM
Bjorn said Robbin will become #1. Wilander picked him to win it all. Oh man.

I know, I could kill the damn idiots for jinxing it like that seriously. It was exactly the same at Roland Garross last year. They piss me off more than anything

Lopez
01-24-2011, 03:06 AM
but pretty effective!

Depends on the opponent though.

Söderling is thrown off by the off pace stuff.

For example Nadal on the other hand murders those kinds of slices, since he's used to dominating with his forehand and players replying with floating slices.

henke007
01-24-2011, 03:07 AM
Amazing:worship:

Soderling maybe took it to 5 without serve but Dolgopolov win this match without a serve:shrug:
At some point he has sth like 35% 1st serves in and 45% after second serve:shrug:
Then in 5th he finally improved

True, but i think Robin suffered more from his poor serving and his game suffered from it. i don't know what was wrong , he had lost serve twice in the last 8 matches but today he served like a WTA player most of the times and dropped it 9 times..:confused:

green25814
01-24-2011, 03:07 AM
People are forgetting about Soderling's record at the AO btw. He never does well here.

He wouldn't have troubled Murray or Nadal.

RNW
01-24-2011, 03:08 AM
It is always the same thing about those upset matches:

Söderling Fans will say that Söderling was not playing his best tennis and was not playing good tennis in set 2 and 3 (and 5).
They will underline that Söderling has had problems with his serve in the fifth set and that he had a medical timeout in the 3rd set.
All in all, they are not happy with Söderlings performance because it was not a solid performance but a inconsistent performance.
And that's TRUE.

Dolgopolov fans will say that this match was full of great tennis from the young Ukranian. He was serving exceptionally well from set 2 on.
He was on a high tactical level, he was doing the right things and the right shots. He managed to move Söderling around and he played loads of deep slice balls which are not easy for Söderling to handle with. Dolgopolov played great in offense and defense.
The transfer from defense to offense is absolutely natural and great and it is all about his ability to play topspin on a slice ball.
The way he won his sets against Söderling and Tsonga was stunning because he played so natural and self-evident tennis.
It is his break-through tournament and it is phantastic how well he played against those two top 15 - opponents.
His talent is obvious but it was unsure that he can play very good tennis for 3 or 4 or 5 sets.
He managed to play interesting and fluctuating tennis.
And that's TRUE.

So: Yes, Söderling was not at his best (and probably a little bit injured at the end (?)
And: Yes, Dolgopolov was brillant for most of the time.

And it was a very nice 4th round match.

swisht4u
01-24-2011, 03:09 AM
Dolg looks pretty good, just kept pushing the ball back.
2 five setters now.

Too bad Soderling wasn't there all the time today.

Benget
01-24-2011, 03:11 AM
It is always the same thing about those upset matches:

So: Yes, Söderling was not at his best (and probably a little bit injured at the end (?)



Correction: Yes, Söderling was way below his best (and probably a little bit injured at the end (?)

straitup
01-24-2011, 03:12 AM
Soderling obviously had some doubts once Dolgo broke him at 2-1 in the 2nd set...and then it was just a rollercoaster. Alex was returning better than I've ever seen from him (partly in thanks to Soderling's serve going away), and more consistent as well. Helped to take the pressure off of his service games, even if he was down 0-30.

:lol: at the people in the crowd saying "Come on Doggie"

bobbynorwich
01-24-2011, 03:14 AM
Dolgo is 22, where's he been all this time?

:confused:

Corey Feldman
01-24-2011, 03:14 AM
great talent this Dolgo, full credits to him

the 2nd best player to watch after Federer

Riosreigned
01-24-2011, 03:15 AM
Sod was at his best, he looked great in set one but Dolgo adapted and showed he's the more complete and smarter player. GREAT WIN for this future top 10 player.

Great QA with Dolgie profile

http://thebiofile.com/2011/01/biofile-with-alexandr-dolgopolov/

swebright
01-24-2011, 03:16 AM
He has the game and he played smart. Jim Courier knew him since he was 3 ! He grew up on the circuit and may be that's why he wasn't fazed by the big occassion.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
01-24-2011, 03:17 AM
soderling is just a limited ball basher

dogopolov takes the ball early= plus

fast hands= plus

great court coverage= plus

but really was choking at the end, doesnt have the fiery intensity of federer, nadal and murray

Jomp1
01-24-2011, 03:25 AM
Sod was at his best, he looked great in set one but Dolgo adapted and showed he's the more complete and smarter player. GREAT WIN for this future top 10 player.

Great QA with Dolgie profile

http://thebiofile.com/2011/01/biofile-with-alexandr-dolgopolov/

Robin did squat in the first set, pure gift from Dolgo. He had like 6 winners where I'm sure a few were aces. This should've been a straight set win for Dolgo looking at how he was playing, Robin won two sets purely on riding the fact he was playing an inexperienced inconsistent player. Close to the only way Robin won games after the first set were when Junior couldn't keep the error count down.

Robin was never in it mentally, did the ocassional decent winner of course since it's impossible to miss them all but that was it. God awful perfomance.

v-money
01-24-2011, 03:28 AM
Sod was at his best, he looked great in set one but Dolgo adapted and showed he's the more complete and smarter player. GREAT WIN for this future top 10 player.

Great QA with Dolgie profile

http://thebiofile.com/2011/01/biofile-with-alexandr-dolgopolov/

Interest Q&A. Not surprising at all seeing that Rios was Dolgo's favorite player, seems like he tries to imitate that unpredictable and versatile style of play.

SheepleBuster
01-24-2011, 03:29 AM
I know, I could kill the damn idiots for jinxing it like that seriously. It was exactly the same at Roland Garross last year. They piss me off more than anything

Not jinxing but may be putting extra pressure on him. I do think he needs to improve a whole lot more and then some.

Acer
01-24-2011, 03:29 AM
Really didn't see this coming!

Guy Haines
01-24-2011, 03:39 AM
good stuff Olek

and keep it clean this year

:lol: My sentiments exactly.

Love the reactions in this thread. "Doll." :lol:

It's good to see Olek stepping up.

That said, Soderling has never been good in Australia, and clowny Tsonga made a good warmup session for playing him. Murray if he holds form is another matter entirely.

Not likely to happen, but it would be hilarious to see Olek bring out Murray's hothead side.

Manequin75
01-24-2011, 03:40 AM
this guy could be the new fed ...didnt fed look just like that with a ponytail when he burst on the scene? Too early to put him on the pedestal - i see him losing to murray easily next round. Wake me up if he takes Murray out.

swebright
01-24-2011, 03:41 AM
He's been playing ATP for 5 years, disappear after first 2 years but climbing up over last 3 years. This is his only 4th. slam, first time in AO. Where has he been all these years? May be he hadn't got everything together.

ZaZoo)
01-24-2011, 03:42 AM
Breadsticked both Tsonga and Sod, watch out Murray! :D

tests
01-24-2011, 03:48 AM
poor guy needs some face treatment though

meh, wawrinkas face is worse. ACne is a bitch

Benget
01-24-2011, 03:49 AM
Not jinxing but may be putting extra pressure on him. I do think he needs to improve a whole lot more and then some.

ok regarding the number 1 spot yes you are correct. However I think he has the game to win a slam, so I think they jinxed it then and now. Wilander even said before the last Roland Garross final that Söderling was the favourite :banghead:

tests
01-24-2011, 03:53 AM
nadalfans must be trembling right now. Murray, if he doesnt choke, will most likely take out dolgopov. And nadal will face his worst nightmare in the SFS

Arkulari
01-24-2011, 03:53 AM
Dolgo's defense in the last set was absolutely insane, guy was getting everything back :eek:
Excellent victory for him, a real breakthrough and if he continues to improve, he has all the weapons to be a major gun :yeah:

shiaben
01-24-2011, 03:59 AM
This guy has a game akin to Agassi, Davydenko, Baghdatis, and great baseliners in general. He just needs to improve on keeping high first serve % (I like his serve), work on the right selections of shots once he gets more experience in tougher matches, and most importantly him and Murray need to improve on attaining a power forehand which would help them when they are put on situations that require them to be offensive. His forehand is defensive/accurate, but if he can implement more offensive power in addition to his open court tactics I think he'll be great.

peribsen
01-24-2011, 04:02 AM
Haven't watched the match, but can't say I'm totally surprised by the result, since I've considered Dolgo a dark horse for some time. Last year, after playing Dolgo in 2nd RD Madrid (and meeting some really difficult opposition from the Ukranian), Nadal said that this kid had the trappings of a top player. And he sounded like if he really meant it.

And that was on clay. Will Dolgo live up to Rafa's prediction? Time will tell.

Tennis4you-com
01-24-2011, 04:15 AM
Soderling was one of 2 guys I think could have beaten Nadal, the other guys is on court now.

tests
01-24-2011, 04:29 AM
soderling imo does not have a better chance of taking nadal out than muzza

Mr. Oracle
01-24-2011, 04:29 AM
2009 - 2nd round loss
2010 - 1st round loss

The AO is an obvious anomaly for Soderking compared to his success at other tournaments. At least the viking improved on last years 1st round exit but its obvious he wishes this tournament was held in Stockholm this time of year then in Australia. He reminds me of an icecream cone out there.

finishingmove
01-24-2011, 04:56 AM
espectacularrrrr

*Jean*
01-24-2011, 04:57 AM
Alex :eek: really blowing this week
Robin :hug:

dabeast
01-24-2011, 05:04 AM
can't look at dolgo's face when he's playing but no denying he's talented. Not the result I wanted but promising for the future of the game. Robin, screw your head on next time :(

Ouragan
01-24-2011, 05:14 AM
Soderking getting old

nadal_slam_king
01-24-2011, 05:21 AM
Soderling was one of 2 guys I think could have beaten Nadal, the other guys is on court now.

Nadal worked him out, beat him at RG 10 and WIM 10, so I don't agree. But I'm sure they'll meet again, so we'll see. But I just think when a player beats Rafa it usually doesn't happen again like Tsonga for example, Rafa has beaten him 4 times in a row (all on hardcourt). Same happened with Blake.

fast_clay
01-24-2011, 05:39 AM
nadalfans must be trembling right now. Murray, if he doesnt choke, will most likely take out dolgopov. And nadal will face his worst nightmare in the SFS

yes, well... it wouldn't be the first time that The Tradesman caused several skid marks in the nadal undergarment...

ApproachShot
01-24-2011, 05:40 AM
Soderling really should have closed it out in the 5th set, but Dolgopolov was playing some inspired tennis at times which just seemed to make Robin's game implode. This was a stark contrast to the first set where Aleksandr managed to get only 23% of first serves in.

allpro
01-24-2011, 05:46 AM
crafty player this dolgopolov. mixes up spins and pace nicely and has deceptive power on the forehand and serve.

great defense too......the slice forehand is a gem :lol:

coonster14
01-24-2011, 05:49 AM
Nadal worked him out, beat him at RG 10 and WIM 10, so I don't agree. But I'm sure they'll meet again, so we'll see. But I just think when a player beats Rafa it usually doesn't happen again like Tsonga for example, Rafa has beaten him 4 times in a row (all on hardcourt). Same happened with Blake.

Add in Gonzo, Youzhny, Berdych to the list too.

Yves.
01-24-2011, 05:51 AM
Un-friggin'-believable

nadal_slam_king
01-24-2011, 05:52 AM
Add in Gonzo, Youzhny, Berdych to the list too.

Yep true that.

oranges
01-24-2011, 06:22 AM
Add in Gonzo, Youzhny, Berdych to the list too.

Yep true that.

The thread title isn't 'Nadaj Jerk Off', it's about Soderling and Dolgo match, about which neither of you two clowns had a word to say. GTFO with your repetitive, inane and not least importantly completely off topic shit

nadal_slam_king
01-24-2011, 06:38 AM
Not good to type the s-word online, it reduces your value.

GlennMirnyi
01-24-2011, 06:46 AM
The thread title isn't 'Nadaj Jerk Off', it's about Soderling and Dolgo match, about which neither of you two clowns had a word to say. GTFO with your repetitive, inane and not least importantly completely off topic shit

:yeah:

osmonde
01-24-2011, 07:18 AM
Soderling has power shots and moves better than before, but he doesn't seem to have any B plan when he is in trouble and it showed once again today. He had not been challenged really up to Dolgopolov and he failed when it didn't went his way.

Synesthetic
01-24-2011, 07:20 AM
This guy has a game akin to Agassi, Davydenko, Baghdatis, and great baseliners in general. He just needs to improve on keeping high first serve % (I like his serve), work on the right selections of shots once he gets more experience in tougher matches, and most importantly him and Murray need to improve on attaining a power forehand which would help them when they are put on situations that require them to be offensive. His forehand is defensive/accurate, but if he can implement more offensive power in addition to his open court tactics I think he'll be great.

Dolgopolov's forehand seems like his most potent weapon to me, he has the capacity to hit incredible winners off that wing. But you're right in that sometimes in neutral rallies when he puts more topspin on his forehand, it becomes too loopy and can drop short.

KarlyM
01-24-2011, 08:16 AM
Great job Dolgo! :worship:

Rosa Luxembourg
01-24-2011, 08:20 AM
wow I really thought Soderling would come back from after a second set

dombrfc
01-24-2011, 08:21 AM
Vamos!

'Soderling will crush this girl'

Hahahha

mrclyde
01-24-2011, 08:26 AM
If Dolgopolov is Ukrainian he'll end his top 20 hotel quicker than Soderling. For Kuznetsov this will be exactly the same unfortunately. Their Slavic mentality will ruin everything.

oranges
01-24-2011, 08:34 AM
If Dolgopolov is Ukrainian he'll end his top 20 hotel quicker than Soderling. For Kuznetsov this will be exactly the same unfortunately. Their Slavic mentality will ruin everything.

Always good to see stereotypes being posted. Lendl says hello, among others.

born_on_clay
01-24-2011, 08:35 AM
Great result :D

ciprianned
01-24-2011, 08:52 AM
Congratulations Dolgo ! ! ! :worship::worship::worship::worship:

Nole fan
01-24-2011, 09:12 AM
Dolgo. :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Pirao666
01-24-2011, 09:19 AM
Excellent, Dolgopolov living up to his potential :worship:

Montego
01-24-2011, 09:19 AM
I watched till the end of 4th and thought that Dolgo is cooked

Sod was playing some crap, it is true, but Aleksandr made some shots that left me :eek:

Exciting player, really reminds of Rios.

I liked his focus, he was concentrated all the time without any shenanigans or artificial pumping himself up.

And he must have the fastest motion serve in the entire tour probably. He throws the ball up and suddenly it is already on the other side :eek:

Jacques_Ukraine
01-24-2011, 09:41 AM
Alexandr Dolgopolov - 24.01.11
Monday, 24 January, 2011

Q. There were not too many people looking at you when you were playing four years old in Monte Carlo Country Club with Medvedev and others. What is the memory from there to today?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Well, I had a lot of good times, you know. I was on tour all the time when my father was a coach. Then I started to play myself.

It's a lot of work. Now I'm happy something's paying off and I'm getting my goals together and getting up there.

Q. Why didn't you pick up your father as a coach if he was such a good coach to bring Andrei No. 4 in the world?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Actually, he was coaching me until like 19 years old. Like only a few years he's not coaching me. It was a pretty tough time. We got a bit tired of each other because I always see him. It's pretty tough relationship, like father and coach.

So we decided it's better, and everybody's happy now.

Q. Your current coach is an Australian, Jack Reader. How did you get involved with him and what's he done for your game?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Well, my manager met us like two years ago. He's done a lot of my physical and mental, you know. I've got a lot more solid, consistent in the game. Maybe not so much in the tennis.

I was playing really well, but he just gave me the right way to play, got my game together.

Q. What are your thoughts on today's game? You've made it to the quarterfinals. What were your expectations and thoughts on today's game?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Well, I started not really well. I was serving really bad. I mean, with a player like that on the baseline, he's really good. So, I mean, the first set I was struggling, and a break down in the second.

I came back somehow and started to play better and better with every set. I'm really happy I'm through to the quarterfinal.

Q. There was some medical treatment in the third set. Did you notice that and try to make him run a bit more?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Yeah, I think he got something, tape on his leg. I went to the toilet break, so I didn't really see that a lot. I was just trying to stay focused and play my game.

Q. We don't know your next opponent yet. If it's Andy Murray, what sort of match would you expect with Andy Murray?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: For sure a tough match because he stays in the rallies, he really sees the ball good. It's tough to play winners with him. I mean, a tough, physical match. I need to play really solid to beat that kind of player.

Q. You're a cosmopolitan player: Ukrainian with an Australian coach and an Italian manager, Corrado Tschabuschnig. Why do you have an Italian manager?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: There's a lot of nice people in the world, so you just meet them all over.

I'm happy with my team now and I'm doing well.

Q. Is he here?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: He's not here now. He's been on the other slams, but not here now. Maybe he'll come for my match if I win another one.

Q. When you were very young and when you were touring with your father, what are the players that you remember meeting?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Well, for sure Thomas Muster was playing with me like the most, and Marc Rosset; they were playing the most with me. But I met pretty much all the players.

When there's a kid on tour, all the players try to play with him. I had a nice time.

Q. Anyone you liked in particular?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Well, I don't really remember it much, you know, because the first time we were traveling, I was like three, four, five years old, yeah.

And the second time I was like 10 years old. I was practicing already. I remember a few players. But not really much.

Q. Is this the best win of your career?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Yeah, for sure. I think it's like two matches in a row I win five setters. I feel well physically and really happy I got some wins against those kind of players, you know.

Q. If it is Andy Murray that you play next, what do you like about his game? What is going to be tough for you?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Well, for sure he doesn't give you any cheap points. I just watched the first set. He had like two unforced errors. It's really tough to play him. He has a good serve.

If you start to play slow, he starts to bring up the rhythm and play winners. If you risk too much, you miss. He's an uncomfortable player to play.

Q. Did you expect a little bit more from the world No. 4?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Not really. He was playing, I mean, well. I was just trying to stay in there. Probably I was doing good on the return, so that helped me win the match. Because he was serving well, and I was returning a lot, like 215. I saw the speed sometimes. I was guessing well reading the serve.

I can't say he played bad or something else. I was just trying to play my game.

Q. On the ATP website, I saw one of your hobbies is computer programming.

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Yeah, that used to be. But now I don't have any time to do that. We did one game. We actually finished it. I mean, the game is done, but we didn't have time. I'm not into it now anymore.

Q. What was the game?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: It was an online game, a Russian game. I was into it because I used to play them. But then I tried to make my own. We didn't really finish it.

Q. What sort of game was it?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: It's like an office game. You know, you have your character and you like evolve him. You have fights there. Just like an online life.

Q. You will play in the coming weeks in Buenos Aires and Acapulco if I am not wrong. Why these tournaments, and what do you expect from both cities, both tournaments?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Well, I'm more comfortable on clay because still sometimes my legs hurt, and I don't want to be staying on hard too much. I'm used to clay more. I think I can do good results there.

You know, I have a bit of a problem. I need visas. I'm not sure I'll make all the tournaments I want, but I'll try to go there.

Q. Who else is in the same management company with you with Tschabuschnig? Because you are the strongest, but there are more.

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: There's Viktor Troicki is pretty good, then Marcel Granollers, Igor Kunitsyn. Quite a few players. Ivan Dodig.

Q. What do you think about this new generation of players, Tomic, Nishikori, Berankis?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: I played pretty much all of them, and I think they're all pretty good. I think they're all going to be top 50 players. They all have good games. Everyone has something. They just need to grow up and get their game more consistent.

Q. Some of us know your father, but we don't know your mother. Where is she and what does she do?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: She just helps my sister studying, doing nothing much. Just family.

Q. Where?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: In Kiev. She used to be a gymnast.

Q. You seem very relaxed. Do nerves come into play now?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Not really. I started pretty bad today, but I can't say it was the nerves or something. I just was not in the match. My body wasn't listening to me.

I mean, I'm trying to get used to playing. That's my goal, you know, to be top 20, top 10. You need to beat those kind of players to be there, so...

Of course, sometimes you have nerves. Like on the match points I didn't play too good, but I was too close. So, I mean, that's normal, I think.

Q. You played Andy Murray in the Davis Cup a few years ago. What do you remember about that match?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: I remember I was expecting more.

Q. More from you or more from him?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: No, more from him, because he played not too fast. I thought he has a really big pace. I didn't play those kind of players in real life. I just saw it on TV. TV makes it look much faster.

When I came out there, I just realized I'm playing faster, hitting the shots, but I make too much unforced and he was just overplaying me. I wasn't consistent enough to even win a set.

Q. Do you like playing counter punchers like him?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Well, I mean, you have to play everybody. I just try to do my game and make him struggle with the shots, break some rhythm.

But he's, for sure, a tough player to play.

Q. Do you see similarities between his and your game? The way you talk about his game, it sounds as though you're talking about your own.

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Yeah, it's a bit similar. I think he's also trying to play uncomfortable for the player, first of all. For sure he can hit some winners. So it's pretty close game, I think.

Q. What would you say is your best quality as a tennis player, and what as a human person?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Sorry. I don't really understand the question.

Q. What is the best quality of yours as a tennis player? Outside of the tennis court, what is your best quality as a person?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: On the tennis court, probably I play relaxed. You know, I enjoy the tennis. I don't get tight too much. I play really freely. Sometimes it pays off. I have fun. I try to fight every point, do the right things.

Q. In terms of strokes?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Strokes, I try to also do all the strokes, play different shots. I can't say I have a best shot because sometimes I play winners from everywhere, and sometimes I also struggle and you can't really explain it.

One match I serve 15, 20 aces, and today I served 23% in the first set. I'm trying to make my game more consistent.

And off the court, probably I try to be honest with all people.

Q. If you could beat the No. 4 in the world, do you feel confident you can beat the No. 5 in the next round?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Well, I think every match is different. I'm very happy I won today. But, I mean, the day after tomorrow is going to be like a completely different match.

I need to, you know, forget about this match and go into the next round. I mean, it's a good run, and you can make it even better.

Q. You say you try to be honest. Were you surprised when you got a letter from the Tennis Integrity Unit or not?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: I wasn't really surprised because I knew some guys, you know, like Russian guys, they got those letters. They were asked some questions. I wasn't really surprised of that. I just had a few questions to answer, so...

Q. Tipsarevic the other day said that these letters come mostly to the Russian players and eastern European countries and he thinks it's not fair. Do you agree with that?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: I don't know. I don't ask the other players do they get them or not. It's really like each player's business what he gets. If it's like that, probably those countries are more poor. Maybe more players are involved in some kind of something. I'm not really informed to comment that.

Q. You've been out here since December 5. Have you been in Adelaide training?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Yeah, I've been for like 10 days in Adelaide. Then I came to Melbourne to practice with the Aussie guys playing in the playoffs.

Q. Then Brisbane obviously, and Sydney.

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Then I went to Brisbane a week before the tournament.

Q. Do you think that's helped you, that extra time to get used to surface?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Yeah, for sure, because I don't really like the heat. I got used to it more here.

Q. When you're not playing tennis, what do you like to do?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: Not really, I don't like to watch sports. I don't even watch TV when I'm off the court. I just like to relax with my friends, drive my car.

Q. Which is what?

ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV: A Subaru.

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Jacques_Ukraine
01-24-2011, 09:47 AM
Robin Soderling - 24.01.11
Monday, 24 January, 2011

Q. You had your right foot taped at 4 1 in the fourth set. Did that hinder you right throughout the game? What's the extent of the injury?

ROBIN SODERLING: Well, I had a blister on my toe, but it's nothing serious. You know, of course it hurts a little bit, but it's nothing bad.

Q. It didn't hinder you at all?

ROBIN SODERLING: Maybe for one game. But then I got it retaped and fixed, and then it was fine.

Q. You won the first set. Seemed to struggle in the rest of the sets. What was the story there?

ROBIN SODERLING: Well, yeah, I think I struggled throughout the whole match. I won the first set, yeah, but I didn't win it because I played well.

You know, he wasn't on it at the start. Then he started to play much better, which I didn't. Then, you know, he played much better.

Q. What did you think of him as a player? What are some of his qualities?

ROBIN SODERLING: He's a good player. You know, he has a great backhand and he's moving very well. He's a great counter puncher. He has a good chance to do really well, I think.

Q. Did you underestimate him today?

ROBIN SODERLING: No, no, I didn't. I never underestimate anyone. I just didn't feel good. I didn't play good enough. Simple as that.

Q. What was the problem to your foot? I think in the second set I saw something. Also on your serve, there were some first serves 136 kilometers per hour, which is not your usual speed.

ROBIN SODERLING: I had some problems for a couple games with the sun. It was tough to see. I tried to put it in a little bit safer.

But, yes, of course, 130 kilometers per hour in the first serve is not great. It's not something I'm proud of. That's how it is.

I struggled many times in this tournament. And I think, you know, I never had a good first month in my career. But still, you know, I won a title and made it to the fourth round here.

At least it's much better than the past years.

Q. You're not going to fire Pistolesi as your new coach?

ROBIN SODERLING: No, definitely not. He's a great coach. As I said, we had the best start ever, so I'm sure it's going to be good.

Q. Can you tell me what Pistolesi has brought to your game, some new things?

ROBIN SODERLING: I mean, it's still very new. We haven't worked for so long. We actually only worked for two or three weeks when I'm not playing tournaments, which is really the time you can really work on things. During tournaments it's different.

But, you know, he's a great coach. He's got a lot of experience. We worked on a couple of details in my game, which I think is improving.

Q. Like what?

ROBIN SODERLING: Like my net game. You know, I'm trying to come to the net a little bit more. We try to work on how to move at the net, which I still have a lot to learn.

But it's not going to be perfect in a couple of weeks. It will take some time. But I think we're both very confident that I'm going to improve.

Q. Can you put your finger on why the Australian Open has been a bit of a bogey tournament for you?

ROBIN SODERLING: No. I wish.

Q. Is it the weather or heat?

ROBIN SODERLING: No, today was not very hot. The weather's always different. You know, it's never two days in a row where you have the same conditions, which is very tough. But, of course, it's the same for every player.

You know, I thought it was tough for me in Australia. But, you know, I played really well in Brisbane. I played some very good tennis.

But this tournament, you know, I've been struggling a lot this year, too. You know, I fight through three matches, which I'm very proud of, but I never felt that I played really well, which you need to, especially in a Grand Slam.

Q. Rafa talked the other day that he wasn't playing well but managed to pull it out. Do you feel even though you weren't playing well, you should have pulled it out?

ROBIN SODERLING: Yeah, I had some chances. As I said, I did it for three matches. I couldn't do it for the fourth one. Yeah, I had some chances. But, you know, my two biggest weapons is my serve and my forehand. They were not weapons today. Then it's tough. I was really fighting.

As you said, I was up a break. Maybe with a little bit of luck, I could have won. But he played better than me.

Q. Did you have a tough time with his slice?

ROBIN SODERLING: Yeah, he's a good player. But mostly I had tough times with myself.

Q. Where are you going next?

ROBIN SODERLING: I will play in Rotterdam next.

Q. Then?

ROBIN SODERLING: Then probably Marseille. So two indoor tournaments in Europe.

Q. If you were to point to the main strength or skill of Dolgopolov, what would you point to? What is the main skill of this guy for you?

ROBIN SODERLING: He's a great player. He has a really good backhand and he's moving well. He's defending very well. He's a great counter puncher.

Q. How much do victories over Nadal and Federer in previous years has built up a great player and you believe in yourself that you're gonna be a top player?

ROBIN SODERLING: Yeah, I think all my victories in the past years give me a lot of confidence. I really show to myself that I can do well, I can win a lot of matches, and really compete, yeah, for the Grand Slam tournaments, all the big tournaments.

I think, you know, confidence is maybe the most important thing in this sport.

Q. You're so different, at least you seem so different, to Pistolesi. He is always telling jokes. I don't know if he does it with you. But I know him since he was 18 years old. Do you like the company also or you don't see away from tennis?

ROBIN SODERLING: No, we spend a lot of time together. He's a great guy.

I think you're wrong. I think we're very similar. It's just that I don't tell you guys jokes (smiling).

Q. Well, start.

ROBIN SODERLING: No (smiling).

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zerocool_
01-24-2011, 11:01 AM
Omg, can't believe! Now go and beat Murray to!!!

Helevorn
01-24-2011, 11:38 AM
If Dolgopolov is Ukrainian he'll end his top 20 hotel quicker than Soderling. For Kuznetsov this will be exactly the same unfortunately. Their Slavic mentality will ruin everything.

In what consists precisely a slavic mentality? :lol:

Har-Tru
01-24-2011, 11:52 AM
Noice!

Voo de Mar
01-24-2011, 11:55 AM
:yeah: I hope he won't be another Murray's victim :o

Rafa#Uno:-)
01-24-2011, 12:00 PM
he is not that small baby

1.83 cm tall
87 kg (192 lbs) something wrong with the tv-set

he looks like 170cm and 55 kg???????????????

Rafa#Uno:-)
01-24-2011, 12:03 PM
Robin coulndt hit on dolgos SLICE WHY???

robin won 59% behind 1st serve
robin ?????????? dont get it

Rafa#Uno:-)
01-24-2011, 12:12 PM
:cuckoo:

weird performance
what happen
is a slice that hard to return and why did he serve 160 km/h
50 errors (:confused::confused::confused::confused:

MIMIC
01-24-2011, 12:16 PM
Never seen Dolgopolov play before today but he was extremely impressive. That was at LEAST top 15 talent on display.

Rafa#Uno:-)
01-24-2011, 12:23 PM
soder thougt he didnt play well the first set either........?????

Elaka Farmor
01-24-2011, 12:38 PM
Made Sod look like an amateur.

Yeah....and thats why Soda never will be a GS winner :mad:

Rafa#Uno:-)
01-24-2011, 12:40 PM
Never seen Dolgopolov play before today but he was extremely impressive. That was at LEAST top 15 talent on display.

and robins display was at top 600 ....:confused::confused::o:o:o:o:o

Gil&becker
01-24-2011, 01:04 PM
This is absolutely amazing and unexpected. I was watching the match, but decided to go to bed, when Sod got the early break on 2nd set. Nothing from Dolgo until then, lots of UE. It seemed just a routine win for Sod.
If I gambled, I'd just put my money on Sod and go to bed, to get a good night sleep and collect my money in the morning...
Incredible!! :eek:

Chartreuse
01-24-2011, 01:05 PM
Yeah....and thats why Soda never will be a GS winner :mad:

This.

Roger the Dodger
01-24-2011, 03:23 PM
Good for her.

:lol:

But all jokes aside, I'm totally impressed by her performance. Defeating Tsonga and Soderling back to back is no mean feat. :yeah:

Certinfy
01-24-2011, 04:10 PM
soder thougt he didnt play well the first set either........?????
Well he has a point, first set was practically all about Dologpolov making a whole load of unforced errors, Robin was only solid if anything :shrug:

GlennMirnyi
01-24-2011, 04:12 PM
Good post-match interview by Bo Carl.

River
01-24-2011, 04:12 PM
And I thought Melzer was the sleeper of this tournament, lol

Insane play. Great match!

Precision
01-24-2011, 04:19 PM
A typical Söderling, sometimes wins big, sometimes loses big, but don`t thougt he will drop this after the first set.

Congrats to the Hingis double. :p :angel:

Sonja1989
01-24-2011, 04:47 PM
Congrats Dolgopolov, Grand Slam QF is great thing!!! :worship:

Ibracadabra
01-24-2011, 05:07 PM
Best performance of her career so far, well done love.

Orka_n
01-24-2011, 05:10 PM
Incredible. Hat off to Dolgo.

Sad for Soderling of course but I wasn't able to watch the match. Maybe that was for the best. :sad:

propi
01-24-2011, 06:12 PM
LOL great match for the Dolgo :yeah::worship:
Now let's repeat it vs. Murray too :yeah:

The Freak
01-24-2011, 06:26 PM
First time to see Dologopolov, impressive display from the guy :yeah:

Nole fan
01-24-2011, 07:32 PM
He has laid down a mark already. Congrats Dolgo. :worship:

Jillian
01-24-2011, 07:50 PM
Big Congrats to Dolgo, that was a great match from him and just goes to show what a big talent he is. I have a feeling that this guy will be around for a long time and will go far, also I gotta say I love this guys attitude on court cos he always plays with a smile on his face. I for one am already a big fan of his :):):)

Iván
01-24-2011, 08:35 PM
ahhh olek, i remember watching you a few years ago in those poxy middle of nowhere morrocan courts beating everyone who stood in your path.

well done boy, your gonna be great, number 1 is possible.

ossie
01-24-2011, 09:35 PM
i'm not going to lie i wasn't expecting this but dolgopolov outplayed sod with some phenomenal tennis imo. i was kind of worried his length would be a problem because most of the other upcoming youngsters are tall with big serves but dolgos serving is huge. add to that his superior movement and excellent forehand/backhand and you've got yourself a top 10 player. props to him and the other upcoming talents they surprised many people this slam.

Nole fan
01-24-2011, 09:47 PM
Yeah, so far this has been the slam of the newcomers. It's refreshing. :cool:

SetSampras
01-24-2011, 10:33 PM
Classic Sodermug in "mugmode". I thought this guy was supposed to be one of the big up and coming heavy players. He never ceases to disappoint in slams

mgasol
01-24-2011, 10:40 PM
nice to see dolgo taking out the trash here. very good performance.

Experimentee
01-24-2011, 10:57 PM
Soderling played like absolute crap. Considering how he played and it still went to 5 sets, and he was even up a break in the 5th, I am sure he would have cleaned Dolgo up easily had he been playing as he did in Brisbane, or in the first few rounds of this tournament.

I am struggling to explain this sudden drop in form, when he was playing so well in the previous rounds and looking like a real contender. Dolgo did not really play amazingly well, I think he even played better against Roddick in Brisbane and lost that match. It's a shame as I was looking forward to a Soderling-Murray clash. Murray will probably trash Dolgo now.

tangerine_dream
01-24-2011, 11:13 PM
Great match from Dolgopolov. First time I've seen him play. Nice to see some new faces. Needs to lose his sister's headband and ponytail.

Great match dude!
http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/2599/sodup.gif (http://img600.imageshack.us/i/sodup.gif/)

Seriously, 10 pages and nobody used this image? for shame.

cobalt60
01-24-2011, 11:40 PM
Great match from Dolgopolov. First time I've seen him play. Nice to see some new faces. Needs to lose his sister's headband and ponytail.

Great match dude!
http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/2599/sodup.gif (http://img600.imageshack.us/i/sodup.gif/)

Seriously, 10 pages and nobody used this image? for shame.

We were waiting for you ;) Boy got game :yeah:

rocketassist
01-25-2011, 12:27 AM
Dolgo's got game. Good kid.

Got no business whatsoever winning the next match though.

Mimi
01-25-2011, 02:59 AM
Dolgo looks like a woman:cool:

Rafa#Uno:-)
01-25-2011, 03:17 AM
dolgo is better than federer

Precision
01-25-2011, 06:17 AM
Now I know why Martina Hingis quit WTA. After sex change sugery she is back on ATP Tour. :p


http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2736/doublem.jpg

JolánGagó
01-25-2011, 06:27 AM
:haha: :haha:

what a fluke this Soderprick is :tape:

GlennMirnyi
01-25-2011, 06:33 AM
Look who's back... :lol:

Rafa#Uno:-)
01-25-2011, 03:27 PM
söderling hade problems with the serve against Dolgo.
His toss is really high and I wounder how many hours has he been training this a little bit sqary part of tennis.
To serve with the sun in your eyes is awkward but you have to train this moment for hours,weeks,months to overwin this dilemma

its obvoius he has not over win this dilemma.

the speed of robin soderling serve was 135km/h on this elite-level
as ranked number 4 in the world...........:(

he get confused by a good returner but how low can he drop?
he is not allowed to drop that much on this level??

:wavey::sad::o

Nole fan
01-25-2011, 03:38 PM
Dolgo must be a hell of a player but he surely takes Murray's ugly badge. :awww: