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Rolland Garos R4: Djokovic def Gasquet 6-4 6-4 6-2

janko05
05-29-2011, 04:59 PM
Nole outlasts home favorite Gasquet for his 41st win YTD :worship::worship::worship:

SheepleBuster
05-29-2011, 05:00 PM
News Flash: Gasquet is still a mental midget. he had zero chance today. How Fed allowed this guy to beat him in 2 tie breaks is beyond me

ZaZoo)
05-29-2011, 05:01 PM
ALL KNEE TO PHANTOM LORD!!! :bowdown: :cheerleader:

Gagsquet
05-29-2011, 05:01 PM
Richard not at his best but Novak tooooooo good!

solowyn
05-29-2011, 05:01 PM
Just another victim.

FerrerAndNadal
05-29-2011, 05:01 PM
It's all up to Fed to stop this. And he looks in prime form to do just that.

Jbeacinu
05-29-2011, 05:02 PM
Nid.

zlaja777
05-29-2011, 05:02 PM
So easy Novak. Keep up.

straitup
05-29-2011, 05:02 PM
NID. Richard couldn't break until he was virtually out at 1-5 in the 3rd set but he had some chances.

Hopefully Fabio puts up somewhat of a fight, but that just seems like a huge ask :lol:

Luinir
05-29-2011, 05:02 PM
Gasquet played good and still lost in 3.

rubbERR
05-29-2011, 05:02 PM
It's all up to Fed to stop this. And he looks in prime form to do just that.

Fed has no chance, absolutely zero chance. Nole will win easily in straight sets.

Puschkin
05-29-2011, 05:03 PM
Richard never was really free today, but Nole simply too good. The 2nd break in teh last set was insane. Richard saved his face not to lose on his own serve. Let's get ready for grass. :D

come2papa
05-29-2011, 05:03 PM
:lol: @ nole's interview in french.

yuri27
05-29-2011, 05:03 PM
Too good from Djokovic.
I think Richard could have done better in the middle of second set as he was playing a bit better than the Djoker but then,it was a one way traffic.
Congrats to the future RG champion.
Richard,see you in grass.

UsD.AnDreS
05-29-2011, 05:03 PM
A solid snoozer.

Nole fan
05-29-2011, 05:03 PM
:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

43-0

yuri27
05-29-2011, 05:04 PM
News Flash: Gasquet is still a mental midget. he had zero chance today. How Fed allowed this guy to beat him in 2 tie breaks is beyond me

How can you call him a mental midget in a match where he was just being outplayed by a better player??

Dejan16
05-29-2011, 05:04 PM
Who's next in line?

Deivid23
05-29-2011, 05:04 PM
Diference was abysmal tbh. Well done, Nole

MIMIC
05-29-2011, 05:05 PM
Of all the things in the world that were in doubt, this one wasn't.

In the 3rd set, Djoker had more BH return winners than Gasquet had overall in the 3rd :lol:

Time Violation
05-29-2011, 05:05 PM
It's all up to Fed to stop this. And he looks in prime form to do just that.

Fed will probably have much tougher match in the quarters, could be his disadvantage.

SERBINATOR
05-29-2011, 05:05 PM
:worship::worship:

The only Real Challenge awaits in the Semi-Final, if he can pass that stage then Title is his for the taking 100%

Coz Rafa is just Nole's Bunny or in a more better sense his Biatchhh! :devil:

yuri27
05-29-2011, 05:05 PM
Gasquet played good and still lost in 3.

He played decently but he could have played much better.....not that it would have changed the outcome of this match obviously.:o

steveo2810
05-29-2011, 05:05 PM
Too easy for the Djoker.

philosophicalarf
05-29-2011, 05:06 PM
Don't think Gasquet did much wrong here - Djokovic was just insane. Almost totally errorfree, and served like a monster too. Nobody else is going to beat him playing like that.

ApproachShot
05-29-2011, 05:07 PM
In this form, it is difficult to see who can stop Nole on his side of the draw - I think he should be able to navigate past Federer even they meet in the SF.
I don't think Richard was that bad today, but he just ran into a player who is seemingly unstoppable right now.

icecastle
05-29-2011, 05:07 PM
Nole is just too good. Richard didn't play so bad during the first two sets.

ImmzB
05-29-2011, 05:08 PM
Novak was just tooo good! :yeah:

Good tournament for Richard though! :)

SheepleBuster
05-29-2011, 05:08 PM
How can you call him a mental midget in a match where he was just being outplayed by a better player??

No offense but he didn't play up to his talent. now did he? I am not saying he could have won but some of the shots he make were absolutely insane.

tektonac
05-29-2011, 05:09 PM
He played decently but he could have played much better.....not that it would have changed the outcome of this match obviously.:o

he played very aggressively b/c that was the only game plan that could bring any result; not sure if he could've played better :scratch:

Kworb
05-29-2011, 05:09 PM
Gasquet missing way too much. Returning very poor. Serving just okay. Novak very solid and boring, which was again more than enough to easily dismiss his opponent.

yuri27
05-29-2011, 05:09 PM
Nole is just too good. Richard didn't play so bad during the first two sets.

With a slightly better ROS, he could have won the second set.

SerialKillerToBe
05-29-2011, 05:10 PM
The thing is Nole didn't even play his best tennis and still won comfortably.

come2papa
05-29-2011, 05:10 PM
In this form, it is difficult to see who can stop Nole on his side of the draw - I think he should be able to navigate past Federer even they meet in the SF.
I don't think Richard was that bad today, but he just ran into a player who is seemingly unstoppable right now.

Well if no1 can stop him on his side of the draw then no1 will stop him.

Gagsquet
05-29-2011, 05:11 PM
It's not Gasquet who played not good enough but Djoko was insane. He will triple bagel fog, triple breadstick Roger and beat Rafa in straights.

yuri27
05-29-2011, 05:12 PM
The thing is Nole didn't even play his best tennis and still won comfortably.

In third set and in the beginning of the 1st set, he was playing his best.
34 winners for 15 UEs for Nole.

RIboy
05-29-2011, 05:12 PM
too good for anyone, he'll lose in Queen's - everything else would be sensation

tskimny
05-29-2011, 05:13 PM
Easy... breezy... :)

Foxy
05-29-2011, 05:15 PM
Choquet, Muguet, Clownquet, Gasgay, Cocainquet, Gasdope, all showed up!

Commander Data
05-29-2011, 05:15 PM
Gasquet :spit:


I only see ultra sharp Fed stopping this Nole from taking the RG crown.

MIMIC
05-29-2011, 05:16 PM
Gasquet could have played better.....and so could Djokovic, and the scoreline would have been an absolute embarrassment for the Frenchman.

Okram04
05-29-2011, 05:27 PM
Oh, Nole, what an annoying celebration. Crowd was, like, wtf?!
:rolleyes:

Vanjezi
05-29-2011, 05:42 PM
Djokovic has two more gear...

SerialKillerToBe
05-29-2011, 05:48 PM
In third set and in the beginning of the 1st set, he was playing his best.
34 winners for 15 UEs for Nole.

He could have returned better in the first and second sets. The third set Gasquet was mainly due to Gasquet.

yuri27
05-29-2011, 05:51 PM
He could have returned better in the first and second sets. The third set Gasquet was mainly due to Gasquet.

You are forgetting that Gasquet was serving very well.

Garson007
05-29-2011, 05:52 PM
All too easy. Not even having to break a sweat.

abraxas21
05-29-2011, 05:54 PM
News Flash: Gasquet is still a mental midget. he had zero chance today. How Fed allowed this guy to beat him in 2 tie breaks is beyond me


yeah, he clearly had chances of winning this. mental midget.. :rolleyes:

Björki
05-29-2011, 05:54 PM
Nole :worship:

Start da Game
05-29-2011, 05:54 PM
it's impressive how fearless he has been so far in this tournament.......no signs of doubt so far......

MM_1257
05-29-2011, 05:56 PM
Gasquet :spit:


I only see ultra sharp Fed stopping this Nole from taking the RG crown.

Where is he? I haven't seen that Fed for ages.

MM_1257
05-29-2011, 05:56 PM
Oh, Nole, what an annoying celebration. Crowd was, like, wtf?!
:rolleyes:
really? the crowd WTF? maybe because Gasquet was defeated... how did he celebrate anyway?

Alex999
05-29-2011, 05:58 PM
Nole was too solid. Richie tried to be aggressive but it wasn't good enough. Routine win for Djokovic. He didn't even try too hard.

«Ivan»
05-29-2011, 06:01 PM
Fed will probably have much tougher match in the quarters, could be his disadvantage.

only if he met david.clownfils is feds biatch....btw,gasquet surrended before the match.such a wasted talent.....n btw2 - i adore MIMICs posts,absolutely. btw3 - nole,remarcable stamina n mind.such a melange

paseo
05-29-2011, 06:02 PM
Where is he? I haven't seen that Fed for ages.

He's stuck in 2006.

zcess81
05-29-2011, 06:04 PM
Gasquet :spit:


I only see ultra sharp Fed stopping this Nole from taking the RG crown.

If Fed serves like he can then yes he's got a chance...but he has no chance if he goes into too many long rallies with Nole and if his 1st serve is below 60%.

Time Violation
05-29-2011, 06:05 PM
only if he met david.clownfils is feds biatch....btw,gasquet surrended before the match.such a wasted talent.....n btw2 - i adore MIMICs posts,absolutely. btw3 - nole,remarcable stamina n mind.such a melange

Well, if Monfils can win against David, it won't be by playing bad tennis, Ferrer's been very solid whole year. We'll see.

Ad Wim
05-29-2011, 06:05 PM
That third set was amazing by Nole. For the rest, business as usual.

Start da Game
05-29-2011, 06:09 PM
djokovic's current level of ground game is 200-300% of fed's best level ever in his career.......ballerina can safely book his return tickets to swiss before the final.......

Start da Game
05-29-2011, 06:11 PM
Nole was too solid. Richie tried to be aggressive but it wasn't good enough. Routine win for Djokovic. He didn't even try too hard.

i can't believe how fresh he is, there is absolutely no sign of any mental fatigue.......

Okram04
05-29-2011, 06:18 PM
really? the crowd WTF? maybe because Gasquet was defeated... how did he celebrate anyway?

The usual over the top roar of course. Crowd started with big cheers, but suddenly stopped when they saw the roar. They were like WTF?
It was pretty obvious you are way better. No need to rub it in to the crowd.
But I guess he's just too motivated and driven to ease off the celebration.
He just want's that trophy really really bad!

Sophocles
05-29-2011, 06:21 PM
Ominous.

Time Violation
05-29-2011, 06:22 PM
Yea, Nole roared like it was a tight match and not Gasquet fighting to avoid breadstick in the third... but I guess he's just too eager to win them all :D

Naina
05-29-2011, 06:29 PM
I refused to watch the third coz I love them both :o
Richie :hug:
Nole I got no words for you anymore :worship:

fmolinari2005
05-29-2011, 06:30 PM
Nole is just playing too good. Simple as that. Richard could only match him for a couple of points here and there.

It is strange though. He is doing extraordinary things by doing ordinary things to perfection. However, even if I am not a fan, you have to admire what this guy is doing.

Alex999
05-29-2011, 06:34 PM
It was interesting to see the French crowd so composed and nice. I expected much more support and noise ... it didn't happened. It felt as if they were playing in a theater :-).

freeandlonely
05-29-2011, 06:35 PM
Congrats to Djokovic, hope Gasquet gets better and better.

your_valentine
05-29-2011, 06:35 PM
Incredible :hearts: Loved Novak's display today :hearts:

«Ivan»
05-29-2011, 06:36 PM
Djokovic has risen to number 2 on my tennis hate list.

Pls elaborate why -no friens help here-

Jimnik
05-29-2011, 06:39 PM
GM mods gone nuts?

Jimnik
05-29-2011, 06:48 PM
Never mind.

Djoker too good this year.

DrJules
05-29-2011, 06:54 PM
it's impressive how fearless he has been so far in this tournament.......no signs of doubt so far......

i can't believe how fresh he is, there is absolutely no sign of any mental fatigue.......

Obviously the basis used by the Betting for placing Djokovic as the strengthening favourite to win RG despite never having played a final here:


http://www.oddschecker.com/tennis/french-open/mens-french-open/winner

tektonac
05-29-2011, 07:00 PM
The usual over the top roar of course. Crowd started with big cheers, but suddenly stopped when they saw the roar. They were like WTF?
It was pretty obvious you are way better. No need to rub it in to the crowd.
But I guess he's just too motivated and driven to ease off the celebration.
He just want's that trophy really really bad!

i guess he was annoyed he had to listen to "Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, Richard, .........".

ssin
05-29-2011, 07:02 PM
Couldn't watch, f*** working on Sunday. But from what I've read here, amazing stuff, no signs of slowing down yet.

yuri27
05-29-2011, 07:06 PM
he played very aggressively b/c that was the only game plan that could bring any result; not sure if he could've played better :scratch:

He played much better against Murray last year......but even playing like that,he would have lost anyway.

MayerFan
05-29-2011, 07:07 PM
I fell asleep halfway through the first set and I mean this literally.

Start da Game
05-29-2011, 07:08 PM
Obviously the basis used by the Betting for placing Djokovic as the strengthening favourite to win RG despite never having played a final here:


http://www.oddschecker.com/tennis/french-open/mens-french-open/winner

still, nadal will win the french open, dr.jules......this is seriously a good time to bet huge on him.......

nadal's unrelenting will > djokovic's supreme tennis

best of 5 sets, red clay, mid day, unrelenting will.......too much to handle for nole.......his time will come in one of the next two attempts, but not this year......

shiaben
05-29-2011, 07:10 PM
Here comes the bulldozer crushing everything in its path.

careergrandslam
05-29-2011, 07:16 PM
still, nadal will win the french open, dr.jules......this is seriously a good time to bet huge on him.......

nadal's unrelenting will > djokovic's supreme tennis

best of 5 sets, red clay, mid day, unrelenting will.......too much to handle for nole.......his time will come in one of the next two attempts, but not this year......

u are starting to lose ur mind bro.

nadal is not winning RG this year.

i'll bet anything with u.

Arkulari
05-29-2011, 07:17 PM
At this point, it'll take Roger or Rafa in top form to stop Nole, the rest have no chance.

Noleta
05-29-2011, 07:18 PM
Richard:hug:

Nole:speakles:

Allez
05-29-2011, 07:29 PM
As expected, Richie semi competitive for the 1st 2 sets and then implodes in the 3rd. Nole is doing his things. Before the start of the tourney I wasn't sure he'd be able to challenge Nadal in a best of 5 match on clay after the exhausting season he's had so far. Now I think he may have a shot to win this thing...Nadal's still the guy to beat though :p

yuri27
05-29-2011, 07:31 PM
As expected, Richie semi competitive for the 1st 2 sets and then implodes in the 3rd. Nole is doing his things. Before the start of the tourney I wasn't sure he'd be able to challenge Nadal in a best of 5 match on clay after the exhausting season he's had so far. Now I think he may have a shot to win this thing...Nadal's still the guy to beat though :p

Yeah and Djokovic didn't play better than in the first 2 sets obviously.....

zcess81
05-29-2011, 07:32 PM
It was interesting to see the French crowd so composed and nice. I expected much more support and noise ... it didn't happened. It felt as if they were playing in a theater :-).

That's because Gasquet was never even threatening Nole and was always behind in the score. Had he made it a tighter contest crowd would certainly get loud and a bit less composed.

Jaz
05-29-2011, 07:33 PM
Can't see Nadal overcoming Djokovic. Better chance of an inspired Federer doing it.

Allez
05-29-2011, 07:36 PM
Yeah and Djokovic didn't play better than in the first 2 sets obviously.....

Means nothing. Richard should have raised his level as well. It is an established pattern with Gasquet.

Puschkin
05-29-2011, 07:42 PM
It was interesting to see the French crowd so composed and nice. I expected much more support and noise ... it didn't happened.
French crowds cheer for their guys only when they lead, not when they are behind and really need support.

yuri27
05-29-2011, 07:43 PM
Means nothing. Richard should have raised his level as well. It is an established pattern with Gasquet.

Funny,we didn't hear you complaining about Del Potro not raising his level in the fourth set against Djoker.....

Allez
05-29-2011, 07:49 PM
Funny,we didn't hear you complaining about Del Potro not raising his level in the fourth set against Djoker.....

Del Potro is on a comeback trail and even more importantly he has no established pattern of not being able to keep his level up for the whole match. Gasquet does. I like the guy but he needs to toughen up a little. Needs to learn from Murray who suffered from the same physical issues a few years back. I'm happy he made it this far but he can go further.

yuri27
05-29-2011, 07:53 PM
Del Potro is on a comeback trail and even more importantly he has no established pattern of not being able to keep his level up for the whole match. Gasquet does. I like the guy but he needs to toughen up a little. Needs to learn from Murray who suffered from the same physical issues a few years back. I'm happy he made it this far but he can go further.

Gasquet lost quite a few matches in the past because of his mental or/and his fitness but that was clearly not the reason he lost so convincingly today.
Actually he has showed some good mental toughness recently (cf his matches against Federer,Berdych or Belluci) but today,he just ran into a player who was in god-mode for half of the match and who has not lost a set to Nadal on clay this year.

vn01
05-29-2011, 07:53 PM
great one from nole. ajde! :yeah:

Start da Game
05-29-2011, 07:54 PM
u are starting to lose ur mind bro.

nadal is not winning RG this year.

i'll bet anything with u.

prepare to be surprised...

Farenhajt
05-29-2011, 07:57 PM
This match was also a kind of a statement from Nole: "Don't read anything into my losing a set against Del Potty - it was just a lapse, insignificant in the great order of things."

Allez
05-29-2011, 08:00 PM
Gasquet lost quite a few matches in the past because of his mental or/and his fitness but that was clearly not the reason he lost so convincingly today.
Actually he has showed some good mental toughness recently (cf his matches against Federer,Berdych or Belluci) but today,he just ran into a player who was in god-mode for half of the match and who has not lost a set to Nadal on clay this year.

Making too many U/E can be an indication of fatigue. He was not outhit today he just could not keep up his end of the bargain. so many silly errors. Take that game he got broken in the 2nd set. Nole did nothing to win that. Richie made a lot of errors and you can't afford to do that against the best players. I agree he is looking fitter now but the pattern continues so what to make of it :shrug: he loves the grass so we'll have to see where he's at on the green.

yuri27
05-29-2011, 08:13 PM
Making too many U/E can be an indication of fatigue. He was not outhit today he just could not keep up his end of the bargain. so many silly errors. Take that game he got broken in the 2nd set. Nole did nothing to win that. Richie made a lot of errors and you can't afford to do that against the best players. I agree he is looking fitter now but the pattern continues so what to make of it :shrug: he loves the grass so we'll have to see where he's at on the green.

I beg to differ.
And to my surprise,he got mostly outhitted in the backhand battles.
Novak's BH was in monstruous form again today.
Gasquet's ROS was fucking poor though,especially in the second set where he was playing well.If he had returned just a little bit better,i think he could have taken the second set

guga2120
05-29-2011, 09:01 PM
Too good, too easy for Novak. Federer, is going down for the 3rd slam in row in the sf by Nole.

rocketassist
05-29-2011, 09:05 PM
Gasquet's forehand ain't good enough to compete in this match-up.

No coincidence his only win came on the fastest court they've met on where his strengths are suited.

silverwhite
05-29-2011, 09:05 PM
Oh, Nole, what an annoying celebration. Crowd was, like, wtf?!
:rolleyes:

I was in the crowd and a lot of people were impressed with him attempting to speak some French. They were like, "This guy is great. Like Federer, blah blah blah" :lol:

Commander Data
05-29-2011, 09:25 PM
Where is he? I haven't seen that Fed for ages.

I see him but just for a couple games. Fed seems to have lost the ability to stay super focused for an entire match.

MM_1257
05-29-2011, 09:31 PM
I see him but just for a couple games. Fed seems to have lost the ability to stay super focused for an entire match.

Yup. He goes to Mirkaland...
Oh, ok, I can imagine how Djoxy celebrated. Don't wanna see it. :devil:

cocrcici
05-29-2011, 09:37 PM
Nole is just playing too good. Simple as that. Richard could only match him for a couple of points here and there.

It is strange though. He is doing extraordinary things by doing ordinary things to perfection. However, even if I am not a fan, you have to admire what this guy is doing.

Excellent post.:eek:

Halba
05-29-2011, 09:58 PM
novak is clearly 1 or 2 steps higher than the field at the moment. he is brilliant

fed has very tough match with ferrer/monfils

asmaridis
05-29-2011, 10:22 PM
Can't see Nadal overcoming Djokovic. Better chance of an inspired Federer doing it.

Indeed. I have the feeling that Federer, if anyone, is the only one who can beat Djokovic, particularly if he plays his best tennis and brings his variety of shots into play. I'm not worried about Nadal at all. If Murray gets past Nadal, he will have a better chance of beating Nole.