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WWW: 1st Round Memphis 500 - [8] Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs Ivan Dodig (CRO)

fast_clay
02-19-2012, 01:25 AM
1st installment of many between these two giants of the game...

Hewitt =Legend
02-19-2012, 01:34 AM
Interesting matchup really. Dodig has experienced a letdown of sorts so far this year which is understandable given how much he overachieved the last season or so. The man will still fight his balls off though, that much is never in doubt. B-Nard has been chilling at NBA games and looking for some new wheels for when he bases himself over in Monaco for the start of the European clay/grass swing.

To put it simply, the match will be on B-Nard's racquet, whether he bothers to show up or not, that is the real question.

Ajde.

fast_clay
02-19-2012, 01:39 AM
yeah i agree it is on the nardoggs racquet... this is the sort of cage match dodig usually turns up for even when he is meant to be at his brothers funeral... match could go like 75 in the first followed by dodig taking bernie for a trip to the bakery in the second... i probably wouldn't like to be in a cage match with dodig though either it should be said...

Hewitt =Legend
02-19-2012, 01:45 AM
Yeah if Ballsdig wins a tight drawn out opening set I'm not sure if B-Nard will have the motivation to get up for the start of the second and then it will subsequently slip away from him. Especially if there are any good concerts in Memphis that night...

Ajde.

leng jai
02-19-2012, 01:50 AM
The real question is is the real Mr Memphis playing Memphis this year?

Ajde.

fast_clay
02-19-2012, 02:27 AM
The real question is is the real Mr Memphis playing Memphis this year?

Ajde.

yes Stepanek is defending his title here this year

allpro
02-19-2012, 02:40 AM
dodig is off to a lousy start this season and those singles losses in dc probably dealt a heavy blow to his confidence. he’ll have to serve lights out to make this competitive. bernie in straights.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-19-2012, 04:11 AM
interesting matchup. let the best man win.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-19-2012, 08:46 AM
Tomic easily. Dodig has not much variety but a great fighter so expect him to play one tight set. Tomic is more relaxed, more variety, better serve. Comfortably.

Gillouthe best
02-19-2012, 09:06 AM
If Bernard cares, he wins easily. If not this could go to three

Sombrerero loco
02-19-2012, 09:50 AM
tomic should win this, definately

Nirjhor
02-19-2012, 10:12 AM
I'm looking for an upset. :D

Chase Visa
02-19-2012, 10:36 AM
Narddogg should win on paper, but there's always the chance that he'll have a careless loss.

Ajde.

BroTree123
02-19-2012, 10:48 AM
Tennis dies either way :shrug:

Hian-GOAT
02-19-2012, 11:20 AM
Go Dodig, save the tour.

paseo
02-19-2012, 11:23 AM
Ajde.

American278
02-19-2012, 11:23 AM
yes Stepanek is defending his title here this year

whicht title?:confused:

fast_clay
02-19-2012, 03:43 PM
whicht title?:confused:

Wednesday night is Kareoke night at the Hilton... if you live an hour or two away from Memphis i suggest you get your sex on and go see steppa turn it on...

Deathless Mortal
02-19-2012, 03:44 PM
Wednesday night is Kareoke night at the Hilton... if you live an hour or two away from Memphis i suggest you get your sex on and go see steppa turn it on...

His point was - Stepanek isn't a title holder in Memphis :p

fast_clay
02-19-2012, 03:47 PM
His point was - Stepanek isn't a title holder in Memphis :p

of course he is... Steppa has won the Tennis Channel Kareoke Talent Show at Memphis in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and is defending this year... you need to check the results brah...

just to add, no one has defended the title twice in the history of the show and it is predicted Steppa will employ some early 60's Elvis to see him through to the semi-finals... knows how to work the locals... historic moments afoot...

Deathless Mortal
02-19-2012, 03:53 PM
of course he is... Steppa has won the Tennis Channel Kareoke Talent Show at Memphis in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and is defending this year... you need to check the results brah...

just to add, no one has defended the title twice in the history of the show and it is predicted Steppa will employ some early 60's Elvis to see him through to the semi-finals... knows how to work the locals... historic moments afoot...

:lol: Didn't know about that :p
Who won in 2007 and 2010?

abraxas21
02-19-2012, 04:02 PM
i like both

may the real croatian win

samanosuke
02-19-2012, 04:11 PM
dodig can't beat his own mother at the moment

Orka_n
02-19-2012, 04:19 PM
Hopefully Dodick will be too big for Trollmic.

Also, ajde

fast_clay
02-19-2012, 05:13 PM
:lol: Didn't know about that :p
Who won in 2007 and 2010?

Roddick 07
Tarango 10

Sham Kay
02-19-2012, 06:15 PM
So far in Bernie's career, he has had no obvious bad match ups. Let's see how he handles balls.

v-money
02-19-2012, 06:19 PM
Tennis dies either way :shrug:

No way. Tennis wins with this matchup.