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2012 Live Commentary

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scoobs
03-17-2012, 06:51 PM
Please use this thread now, thanks.

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 06:53 PM
Djokovic 30-15. Isner still in this game.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 06:53 PM
40-15

Chirag
03-17-2012, 06:53 PM
TB almost there

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 06:54 PM
Tie break time. This will be very interesting as Djokovic has played poorly in the last few tiebreaks he has played.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 06:54 PM
Aggressive return from Isner. 40-30

Djoker holds

scoobs
03-17-2012, 06:54 PM
I fancy Djokovic in the breaker - it looks like he's put that howler behind him.

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 06:54 PM
9-2 tb record for Isner this year :yeah:

Chirag
03-17-2012, 06:54 PM
Nova should hve served like this in that previous game :facepalm:

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 06:54 PM
140 MPH unreturned serve from Isner

1-0*

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 06:55 PM
Massive serve to start the TB. :) 140mph.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 06:55 PM
2nd serve ace from Novak

1-1

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 06:55 PM
second serve Ace

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 06:55 PM
Some second serve ace from Djokovic.

1-1

Isner really is the American No.1 by a long way and it's not even close at the moment.

Chirag
03-17-2012, 06:56 PM
what an ace on 2nd serve

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 06:56 PM
Isner tries to moonball Djoker, then nets the trigger shot.

2-1*, Djoker

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 06:56 PM
2nd serve ace from Djokovic and then the net court :o Story of his career :(

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 06:56 PM
Isner really is playing to Djokovic's backhand more than forehand, didn't expect that.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 06:57 PM
Isner wins the BH rally.

2-2

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 06:57 PM
What a point!

Crowd going fucking insane! :lol:

allpro
03-17-2012, 06:57 PM
c'mon johnny.....more 1st serves.

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 06:58 PM
t I feel like John would fold against Nadal, so I'm rooting for Djokovic.

Chirag
03-17-2012, 06:58 PM
2 smashes to go up 32 .Cmon Nole you can do it

allpro
03-17-2012, 06:58 PM
that's the ticket...

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 06:58 PM
Volley winner from Novak

3-3

Chirag
03-17-2012, 06:58 PM
Novak also volleys and its 3 all .Nice match

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 06:59 PM
The commentators on ABC are creaming themselves over Isner's play.

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:00 PM
What a volley from Isner. :eek:

COME ON!

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 07:00 PM
Djokovic way too predictable on the 2nd serve :wavey:

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:00 PM
Isner hammers the return, draws the error

4*-3, Isner

allpro
03-17-2012, 07:00 PM
wow.... excellent aggression from isner.

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 07:00 PM
:bounce:

Ben.
03-17-2012, 07:00 PM
Really impresive from Isner so far.

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:00 PM
Isner vs Nadal final in singles and doubles anyone?

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Minibreak back.

Jverweij
03-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Isner is playing unbelievable tennis. Did not expect him to be able to play this well. Impressive stuff

@Sweet Cleopatra
03-17-2012, 07:01 PM
What did Isner eat for breakfast?

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 07:01 PM
I'd rather have Rafa face Djokovic than this Isner :awww:

But all of me wants Isner to win this, so come on John!

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Damn, some return there from Djokovic though.

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Isner should volley more .he has big hands which means more coverage .Isner lost his mini break but credit to ole for that return .He can still do it

allpro
03-17-2012, 07:01 PM
just missed that fh for set pt....

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Both guys playing great but Isner is the aggressor and deserves the set :yeah:

ballbasher101
03-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Big John is on fire. Nadal fans must be loving this.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Wow....Novak takes the point after getting back a hard serve from John

5-4*

MaxPower
03-17-2012, 07:02 PM
Isner has started very impressively but Djokovic isn't hitting many errors. Going to be tough. But if he manages the first set anything can happen

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 07:02 PM
DF :eek:

lucyfur
03-17-2012, 07:02 PM
DF,lol

nole_no1
03-17-2012, 07:02 PM
Can't be true

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:02 PM
DF sets up set point for John :stupid:

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:02 PM
Double fault from Djokovic :haha:

2 set points!!!

allpro
03-17-2012, 07:02 PM
double fault...wow. djoker's tight as hell and feeling the pressure.

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:02 PM
DF .Novak self destructed :facepalm:

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:02 PM
Djokovic serving terrible today.

rinnegan
03-17-2012, 07:02 PM
Stop brainfarting, Nole. :facepalm:

nole_no1
03-17-2012, 07:03 PM
Great return
Come on

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:03 PM
Wow.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:03 PM
Minibreak back :D

allpro
03-17-2012, 07:04 PM
djoker fighting like the champion he is.

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:04 PM
Really needed the first serve there. :(

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:04 PM
Novak just has too good court coverage .What a return to set up an easy pass

Jverweij
03-17-2012, 07:04 PM
ugh... pretty bad decision to go for serve volley on second serve..

rinnegan
03-17-2012, 07:04 PM
Come on!

EddieNero
03-17-2012, 07:04 PM
This Djokovic is soo bad, Nadal will destroy him.

JanKowalski
03-17-2012, 07:04 PM
Isner should've gone for 2 1st serves.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:04 PM
Ace from Isner.

7-6*

allpro
03-17-2012, 07:04 PM
another set point....c'mon johnny!

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:04 PM
Some response to make set point number 3. :lol:

MaxPower
03-17-2012, 07:05 PM
holy batman. With that golden serve winning tiebreaks vs big John aint easy

ballbasher101
03-17-2012, 07:05 PM
Djoker hanging on here. What a serve :worship:. Djoker under pressure.

Ben.
03-17-2012, 07:05 PM
Isner finds another big serve, another set point.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:05 PM
Djoker really passive with the shots. CLEARLY nervous. Also, Isner goofs the slice

7-7

nole_no1
03-17-2012, 07:05 PM
Djokovic is hitting the balls to soft and to short

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:06 PM
Why the fuck are you getting into rallies, John?

MaxPower
03-17-2012, 07:06 PM
Isner can really crank that forehand :)

allpro
03-17-2012, 07:06 PM
nice approach and another set pt.

Jverweij
03-17-2012, 07:06 PM
omg Nole is just being pushed back on his BH...

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:06 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

Another SP on serve!!!

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:06 PM
phew 7 all and another SP :mad: Nova you are just too passive

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:06 PM
Volley winner from Isner gets him another SP

8*-7

Time Violation
03-17-2012, 07:06 PM
Nole looking as energetic as I do on an early Monday morning going to work :o

Ben.
03-17-2012, 07:06 PM
4th set point.....

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:06 PM
Djokovic's second serves are too predictable.

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Just an ace now, quick and easy please :)

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Come Onnnnnnnnnnnn

Bigselber
03-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Great, one of few times im rooting for Djokovic he's loosing

allpro
03-17-2012, 07:07 PM
yesssss!

federerfan7465
03-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Got It Isner!

STUHL
03-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Set Isner! :)

nole_no1
03-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Nole must change something or he will loose

lucyfur
03-17-2012, 07:07 PM
!st set to John!

Jverweij
03-17-2012, 07:07 PM
set for big John. He's really getting some fans today :)

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:07 PM
What a player. :worship:

So great to see one of the 'nicer' Americans doing well. Go fuck yourself Fish.

ballbasher101
03-17-2012, 07:07 PM
What a point from big John. Another set point. Can he take it? Yes he can :worship:. I like the Djoker but hats off to big John.

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Oh Come on Big John :worship:

What a match already, and Fedal after this... it's going to be a good night :yeah:

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Isner wins the set off of an unreturned serve

Hopefully Djoker turns on "all or nothing" mode after that Murray-like performance :facepalm:

JanKowalski
03-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Who is that in Isner's box, sister ?

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:08 PM
I'll never forgive Djokovic for letting Nadal win this. Never.

SetSampras
03-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Oh yea... Isner was Sampras-like in that tiebreak with the clutch play and Aces. Good job Lerch

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Isner won a set today .Novak :mad:

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Great match, anyone who still thinks Isner is bad for tennis should go back to the typical moonballing vs. pushing match.

iriraz
03-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Nole must change something or he will loose

If Djokovic does get into another TB i wouldn`t bet money on him in this match.He blew it by loosing his serve there.

LastRocket
03-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Isner deserves it :worship:
Can't wait for him to replace fish in the top 10 asap

hipolymer
03-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Oh Come on Big John :worship:

What a match already, and Fedal after this... it's going to be a good night :yeah:

What's so good about a Fedal match? The outcome is so predictable.

ZaZoo)
03-17-2012, 07:08 PM
fucking damnit Nole, can u stop pushing ball to middle of court? :facepalm:

Ash86
03-17-2012, 07:08 PM
ISNER!!!! Djoko is sooo sooo far from his 2011 form right now. What the hell happened? Even more annoyed that Rafa let him get back into that match now.

munZe konZa
03-17-2012, 07:09 PM
Nole always losing tie breaks to give spectators some show.

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:09 PM
Oh yea... Isner was Sampras-like in that tiebreak with the clutch play and Aces. Good job Lerch

now I think you figured out how he beat Federer :o

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:09 PM
I'll never forgive Djokovic for letting Nadal win this. Never.
Djokovic has stopped Nadal from more slams than Murray ever has so who cares?

And i'm saying this as a guy who supports Murray so I don't see your point.

nole_no1
03-17-2012, 07:09 PM
I think Nole is underestimating Isner right now. He must raise his level just a bit and it will be enough

LastRocket
03-17-2012, 07:09 PM
Great match, anyone who still thinks Isner is bad for tennis should go back to the typical moonballing vs. pushing match.

Agree
Isner is always positive. Many can learn from him

Looner
03-17-2012, 07:09 PM
Great... It seems Novak is regressing to v1.5

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:10 PM
Isner wins the set off of an unreturned serve

Hopefully Djoker turns on "all or nothing" mode after that Murray-like performance :facepalm:

Murray has never lost to Isner :facepalm:

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 07:10 PM
What's so good about a Fedal match? The outcome is so predictable.

The same was said about this one

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:10 PM
Murray has never lost to Isner :facepalm:

I'm talking about the pushing.

drazyc
03-17-2012, 07:10 PM
Well deserved. Djokovic plays so defensively this year.

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:11 PM
Great match, anyone who still thinks Isner is bad for tennis should go back to the typical moonballing vs. pushing match.
Great post.

Matches like this just show why we need huge servers on tour and also faster surfaces to return.

Time Violation
03-17-2012, 07:11 PM
Well deserved. Djokovic plays so defensively this year.

Yup :)

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:12 PM
Murray has never lost to Isner :facepalm:
He's lost to Anderson though... What does that say?

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:12 PM
Djokovic has stopped Nadal from more slams than Murray ever has so who cares?

And i'm saying this as a guy who supports Murray so I don't see your point.

My only use for Djokovic is his beating Nadal, and doing the splits. So maybe I'll forgive him eventually. I'm emotional.

hipolymer
03-17-2012, 07:12 PM
The same was said about this one

nope; I said Nole has a much harder semi than the walkover that is Nadal's.

fast_clay
03-17-2012, 07:12 PM
Oh yea... Isner was Sampras-like in that tiebreak with the clutch play and Aces. Good job Lurch

corrected

grotesque spelling mistake

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:12 PM
He's lost to Anderson though... What does that say?

A Murray like performance against Isner would be not losing to him. :wavey:

Jverweij
03-17-2012, 07:13 PM
The same was said about this one

agreed. If Isner can cause an upset against Nole, than I raise Fed's chances to 5% instead of just 1%

nole_no1
03-17-2012, 07:13 PM
Great post.

Matches like this just show why we need huge servers on tour and also faster surfaces to return.

Huge servers usually don't know how to play tennis. This is not Isner's case but i'm just saying

JediFed
03-17-2012, 07:13 PM
He's lost to Anderson though.. What does that say?

Anderson > Isner?

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:13 PM
I'm talking about the pushing.

If pushing beat Isner maybe Djokovic should try that.

Ash86
03-17-2012, 07:14 PM
Djokovic is still favourite in my eyes. He needs to raise his game a bit and he's right back in it. The thing that's bad for him is the crowd - it is 99% behind Isner & being vocal about it - we know Novak never deals very well with that...

fast_clay
03-17-2012, 07:14 PM
jizzer checking out like nalby there with that shit dropper

MaxPower
03-17-2012, 07:14 PM
Too many times players take the 1st set vs djoker/nadal just to fold like a cheap tent in the first games of the 2nd. Isner must keep his focus

@Sweet Cleopatra
03-17-2012, 07:14 PM
nope; I said Nole has a much harder semi than the walkover that is Nadal's.

:rolleyes: you cannot be effin serious

Jverweij
03-17-2012, 07:14 PM
corrected

grotesque spelling mistake

made me laugh though :P

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:15 PM
I remember I said back in 2009 that Isner would be top 10 in the future and so many on this forum laughed. :lol:Huge servers usually don't know how to play tennis. This is not Isner's case but i'm just saying
So the serve isn't part of tennis now? :confused:

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 07:15 PM
That was sick :lol:

alter ego
03-17-2012, 07:15 PM
What a lob :haha:

allpro
03-17-2012, 07:15 PM
djoker whiffs on the kicker.

juan27
03-17-2012, 07:15 PM
nole`s mental strengt stills there.....

but his tennis level is very low in comparassion with 2011: his serve it`s bad and his backhand and drive lost power and precistion.....

if nadal win over federer , has the title in his hands

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:15 PM
Maybe Djokovic has to visualize Nadal to start serving better?

SetSampras
03-17-2012, 07:15 PM
If only Nadal could serve like that (similiar to the USO in '10) Novak never would have beat him in those slams and he would be overtaking Fed in the slam count

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 07:15 PM
Insane kicker :eek:

Raiden
03-17-2012, 07:15 PM
What an unplayable shot.

Isner should do that as much as possible.

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:15 PM
:rolleyes: you cannot be effin serious

its the truth and even you know that :o

Cmon Novak just hold your service end

Ash86
03-17-2012, 07:16 PM
That second serve. :worship: Isner's got the best serve on tour - not Raonic. His second serve is immense.

SERBINATOR
03-17-2012, 07:16 PM
Cmon Nole
crowd had enuf fun now time to switch back to 2011 mode

martinatreue
03-17-2012, 07:16 PM
Why the fuck are you getting into rallies, John?


Hmmmm Yeah he does need to limit neutral rallies but also at some point he has to rally a bit to have a feel for the ball and put pressure on the opponents. When John can keep the slices and topspin shots deep or short and low then that puts pressure on the other guy to try for shots he does not like BECAUSE he knows that at some point John is going to change the pace and just rip it. John is one of the few guys left who can hit THROUGH the court---even this one here.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:16 PM
If pushing beat Isner maybe Djokovic should try that.

And it's working fabulously. Murray's pushing beats Fed, too. Maybe Blake or Youzhny should try that. :facepalm:

Not every strategy is going to work for everyone the same way. Murray defense is obviously much better than Djokovic's.

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:16 PM
Cheeky Novak :drool:

nole_no1
03-17-2012, 07:16 PM
I remember I said back in 2009 that Isner would be top 10 in the future and so many on this forum laughed. :lol:
So the serve isn't part of tennis now? :confused:

You can't win titles only with your serve

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 07:17 PM
If only Nadal could serve like that (similiar to the USO in '10) Novak never would have beat him in those slams and he would be overtaking Fed in the slam count

Yeah if only Nadal was 6'10 he would never lose to Djokovic :stupid:

JediFed
03-17-2012, 07:18 PM
he would be overtaking Fed in the slam count

If only Roland Garros were played on grass then Sampras would still have it. :D

Time Violation
03-17-2012, 07:18 PM
If only Nadal could serve like that (similiar to the USO in '10) Novak never would have beat him in those slams and he would be overtaking Fed in the slam count

That's all that matters to you, someone to overtake Fed :facepalm:

PS

Fed >>>>>>>>>> Sampras

martinatreue
03-17-2012, 07:18 PM
Omg I love that kick serve short in the box that jumped up so high that it was an ace. That is almost like overhead that bounces up over your racquet.

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:18 PM
And it's working fabulously. Murray's pushing beats Fed, too. Maybe Blake or Youzhny should try that. :facepalm:

Not every strategy is going to work for everyone the same way. Murray defense is obviously much better than Djokovic's.

Blake and Youzhny are not beating anyone. :p

allpro
03-17-2012, 07:18 PM
i don't mind those aggressive ue's on djoker's serve. izzer needs to keep going for those shots and focus on holding.

misty1
03-17-2012, 07:19 PM
It might be just be but Isner reaching the top 10 is a depressing thought

SetSampras
03-17-2012, 07:19 PM
Yeah if only Nadal was 6'10 he would never lose to Djokovic :stupid:

If Nadal could just add an extra 15-20 mphs on his serve (like he did at the USO that one year) could make all the difference in the world vs. Nole

alter ego
03-17-2012, 07:20 PM
Problems for Isner

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:20 PM
I will say Isner is certainly a class above Raonic, after beating Fed on swiss class and putting in this performance against Djokovic. Certainly the best big server out there.

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Djokovic acting classless on court :o

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Djokovic is about one point away from smashing a racket

EddieNero
03-17-2012, 07:22 PM
nope; I said Nole has a much harder semi than the walkover that is Nadal's.

This is absolutely not true.
Yes, Federer almost always eventually chokes and bends over yet Nadal has to work/run really hard in order to secure victory.
Roger is making all those ue for a reason, it's Nadal who runs at every ball Federer hits and breaks him mentally.

venky91
03-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Djokovic acting classless on court :o

What's new?

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Novak is letting the frustration out ,Isner just has a great serve

MaxPower
03-17-2012, 07:22 PM
0-15 vs pretty much everyone on tour is more danger than 0-30 vs Isner. He gets out of those almost all the time

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 07:22 PM
I come home and Isner is a set up. Wonderful! Come on, John!

@Sweet Cleopatra
03-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Did djokovic just scream?

lucyfur
03-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Djokovic acting classless on court :o

He's just frustrated.:rolleyes:

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:23 PM
Deuce now .He has a chance to break

Raiden
03-17-2012, 07:23 PM
Isner needs to stop bouncing the damn ball from behind the leg. Looks dorky.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:23 PM
Djokovic acting classless on court :o

No mention of applauding John's shots, but OK.

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 07:23 PM
Ace! Wonderful serving, John!

rinnegan
03-17-2012, 07:24 PM
Come on, Nole. You can do this.

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 07:24 PM
Where's Alex999? I though Djokovic would have no problem with Isner's serve? :lol:

Another ace!! HAHAHAHA!

Jverweij
03-17-2012, 07:24 PM
Nole getting desperate

ballbasher101
03-17-2012, 07:25 PM
If Nadal could just add an extra 15-20 mphs on his serve (like he did at the USO that one year) could make all the difference in the world vs. Nole


Nadal will never be a big server. That US open 2010 serve was a fluke. Your love for Nadal surprises me. You support Sampras whose game was attractive to watch yet you seem to like Nadal whose game is painful to watch.

Raiden
03-17-2012, 07:25 PM
lol How many ace is it now?

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:25 PM
just too good a serve

allpro
03-17-2012, 07:25 PM
unreturnable.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:25 PM
14th ace for Isner

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:25 PM
Novak is not concentrating.

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 07:25 PM
Another ace!! Wonderful!!

nolop
03-17-2012, 07:26 PM
Djokovic is not doing anything to win this match, he is surviving through Isner's mistakes.

alter ego
03-17-2012, 07:26 PM
It's impossible to return Isner's serve on deuce side so far.

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 07:26 PM
lol How many ace is it now?
14. Isner holds! Very well done, John!

EddieNero
03-17-2012, 07:26 PM
Ace! Wonderful serving, John!

You really want Nadal to win this tournament?
If Isner wins this match, there's no point of playing this tournament anymore.

emotion
03-17-2012, 07:27 PM
Damn it, Novak, losing to an all-serve player?

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:27 PM
yes come to the net and finish points

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:27 PM
Novak is too aggressive off of the first serve, he needs to stand farther back. Hugging the baseline off the First serve of Isner just isn't going to work.

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:27 PM
Djokovic's tactics have been awful today, does he think he's playing Karlovic? If so these tactics would probably work, but against Isner... clearly not.

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:28 PM
a Novak ace :eek:

Mystique
03-17-2012, 07:28 PM
Nadal fans jizzing their pants because Djokovic is down...:lol: Its not just desperate,m but rather stupid too because both Nadal and Federer will have very good chance of beating this Djokovic tomorrow. Better chance than against this American tree that is Isner :eek:

Djokovic is hitting so many short balls and surviving just because of Isner's errors. This will be a golden chance for Rafa against Novak. As a Fed Fan, I would prefer Fed face Djokovic too if he reaches the final, but I guess he wont anyway so...:shrug:

nole_no1
03-17-2012, 07:29 PM
Where's Sapeod? I thought Murray would have no problem with GUILLERMO GARCIA LOPEZ :haha:

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:29 PM
Novak holds. 3*-2

SetSampras
03-17-2012, 07:29 PM
Its starting to look like Nole of a few years ago. Yelling and screaming and not with the same focus we saw from him last year

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:30 PM
We'll Djokovic adjust on the first serve return?

JanKowalski
03-17-2012, 07:30 PM
Nadal will never be a big server. That US open 2010 serve was a fluke. Your love for Nadal surprises me. You support Sampras whose game was attractive to watch yet you seem to like Nadal whose game is painful to watch.

He just hates Fed, he doesn't like Nadal.

fast_clay
03-17-2012, 07:31 PM
jizzer

allpro
03-17-2012, 07:31 PM
vajda refused to be interviewed by shriver....lulz.

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 07:31 PM
Where's Sapeod? I thought Murray would have no problem with GUILLERMO GARCIA LOPEZ :haha:
I'm right here.

Yes, but unfortunately Murray played particularly awful. Nothing you can do about that. Djokovic isn't playing any different than how he normally plays, so the comparison here is pretty terrible.

By the way, Murray is currently not playing, so why are you bringing him up? You have nothing else to reply with except for an insult to Murray? How sad, but expected :lol:

alter ego
03-17-2012, 07:31 PM
It may start to rain any minute now.

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:31 PM
Where's Sapeod? I thought Murray would have no problem with GUILLERMO GARCIA LOPEZ :haha:

I know Sapeod is hating on Nole, but no need to bring Murray into this. Focus on sending positive energy to Djokovic.

fast_clay
03-17-2012, 07:31 PM
novak serving first is key in this set...scoreboard pressure will pay dividend

shadows
03-17-2012, 07:32 PM
Djokovic losing to big mug isner?

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:32 PM
serve volley :eek:

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 07:32 PM
You really want Nadal to win this tournament?
If Isner wins this match, there's no point of playing this tournament anymore.
So? Isner will get to the final. Better than Djokovic getting to the final. Even if Nadal wins, who cares? He's declining anyway.

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 07:32 PM
Djokovic's tactics have been awful today, does he think he's playing Karlovic? If so these tactics would probably work, but against Isner... clearly not.

Yeah I think you're right, he's playing like it's Karlovic when they're very different players.

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:32 PM
Real miss opportunity at 0-15

Raiden
03-17-2012, 07:33 PM
Djoker smells opportunity in this game

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:33 PM
focus!

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:33 PM
Unreturned 132 MPH serve. 40-30

Jverweij
03-17-2012, 07:34 PM
seriously...third time he tries to lob Isner...third time he fails

Mystique
03-17-2012, 07:34 PM
3 all

If Isner wins today and serves like 70-75% tomorrow like today, he is taking this title. Neither Nadal or Federer return as well as Djokovic, John just needs to not be nervous.

Cant take anything off John today, he has been awesome, Djokovic has reverted back to version 1.0 though :o

fast_clay
03-17-2012, 07:34 PM
serve volley :eek:

you have to give it to jizzer for adding a greater element of risk to his game... he's making unforced errors, but he's getting reward and not getting dragged into energy sapping rallies...

credit to the big jizzer

old schooling the djok

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:34 PM
Isner holds.

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 07:34 PM
Nice point to win the game, John! :yeah:

Raiden
03-17-2012, 07:34 PM
Phew! That was almost out!

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 07:34 PM
Clutchner and Jizzner on court at the same time! Come on

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:34 PM
DJOKOVIC IS HAVING A MONFILS MOMENT.
WHY YOU LOB ISNER??
Ugh!

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:35 PM
Isner is on fire and luck is with him too

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:35 PM
Unreturned 2nd serve. 15-0

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 07:35 PM
you have to give it to jizzer for adding a greater element of risk to his game... he's making unforced errors, but he's getting reward and not getting dragged into energy sapping rallies...

credit to the big jizzer

old schooling the djok
Yes, Isner is doing very well. I hope he continues playing like this. He's a top 8 player when he's like this. Come on, John!

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 07:36 PM
Djokovic does an Isner and hits the forehand right into the corner. Good match.

abraxas21
03-17-2012, 07:36 PM
rooting for isner here

don't care this means that nadull's got the title. i'm tired of all these boring djoko-nadull finals

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:36 PM
Haven't seen Djokovic 'push' this much since early 2010.

Much aggressive game here though.

Have a feeling Isner will have to finish this in a TB now.

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:36 PM
one of the most stunning shots from Novak there .He is going for it now .This is how he will win

EddieNero
03-17-2012, 07:36 PM
Btw, anyone familiar with Nole's career W/L tie-break record?

Lopez
03-17-2012, 07:36 PM
Isner is playing really well! Nice to see his aggressive tennis on the court.

Djokovic a bit too tentative in the first set, seems to have taken a lesson and sharpened his game up a bit. Would prefer Nole winning to keep his confidence up but honestly I don't see him losing this as a big blow to him. When Isner is serving like this, he's tough to beat.

Good aggressive tennis from Djokovic to get the quick hold :yeah:

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:36 PM
Djoker not bouncing the ball as much on 2nd serves. He's in "don't give a fuck" mode. :lol:

Holds, 4*-3

doomsday
03-17-2012, 07:36 PM
Someone looks pissed :lol:

fast_clay
03-17-2012, 07:37 PM
Yes, Isner is doing very well. I hope he continues playing like this. He's a top 8 player when he's like this. Come on, John!

what isner is doing is the blueprint for playing nadal and djok... you must take some huge cuts at the ball whenever you can

Nirjhor
03-17-2012, 07:37 PM
They are heading towards another TB I think. :)

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 07:37 PM
Finally Djokovic using his frustration to hit winners. Isner needs to weather the storm and hold on until Djokovic gets even more frustrated and throws a game/tb :yeah:

Jverweij
03-17-2012, 07:37 PM
imo Djokovic is not playing that bad.. he hit only 4 UE's. He's just facing a barrage of winners..nothing much he can do. If Isner keeps his level this high, he will win this in a second set TB

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:37 PM
Good hold. Next time, don't lob Jizzer ok Nole? He's not that great of a volleyer or mover, so just pass him. He's a giant. Don't lob him. Pleassssse.

ballbasher101
03-17-2012, 07:37 PM
Give credit where credit is due people Isner is a tough player to beat. We want the Djoker to win so he can give Nadal another good old spanking :devil:. Isner will not be easy for Nadal in the final.

Ash86
03-17-2012, 07:38 PM
Isner somehow needs to get this to a tiebreak and squeak it out. Novak getting more angry and aggressive and Isner would have little to no chance in the third...

martinatreue
03-17-2012, 07:39 PM
This announcer on ABC is such a Nadulltard that it is unbearable. He brings up Rafa's name every 5 seconds.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:39 PM
Wow....WTF was that? Creeper dancing with Sharapova :haha:

JediFed
03-17-2012, 07:39 PM
Apparently Isner is the real number 5.

MaxPower
03-17-2012, 07:39 PM
Djokovic got both those shots right down at Isners feet. Impressive

Chirag
03-17-2012, 07:39 PM
time to break Novak .Great return

Jverweij
03-17-2012, 07:39 PM
2 silly net approaches and we're at 0-30

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 07:39 PM
Good!

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 07:39 PM
Massive chance for Djokovic here.

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 07:40 PM
Time to drop some bombs out there John

Johnbert
03-17-2012, 07:40 PM
djoker should really break in this set. another tiebreak against isner and this match could end bad for him...

and here are 3bps...

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 07:40 PM
Another 0-40 game for Isner.

emotion
03-17-2012, 07:40 PM
come on novak... he needs to step up his level to win final if takes this match

Lopez
03-17-2012, 07:40 PM
Great returning from Nole to get to 0-40 :yeah:

@Sweet Cleopatra
03-17-2012, 07:40 PM
here comes the break.

Raiden
03-17-2012, 07:40 PM
Triple BP for Djoker!