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IW SF: Isner sends Djokovic packing 7-6 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (5)

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abraxas21
03-17-2012, 08:51 PM
Better player won.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 08:51 PM
Completely outplayed...especially in the 3rd. Djoker relied on passive defenses and Isner did a little defensive looping but attacked for the most part. He was at the net a lot as well.

He took some huge gambles. Sometimes they paid off, sometimes they didn't. Isner came to play.

Credit to Johnny :hatoff:

samanosuke
03-17-2012, 08:52 PM
Nadal only winner here

venky91
03-17-2012, 08:52 PM
Isner taking out the trash. Great win for tennis. Tennis was saved.

ZaZoo)
03-17-2012, 08:52 PM
fucking jizzner, biggest luck i've seen in one match :o

rafito IW champion btw (bagels jizzner who runs out of all luck)

Ravel
03-17-2012, 08:52 PM
I hope Nadal/Federer wins this tourny

cobalt60
03-17-2012, 08:52 PM
wow just wow :hatoff:

rinnegan
03-17-2012, 08:52 PM
Isner was fantastic. A much deserved win.

FedererBulgaria
03-17-2012, 08:52 PM
So happy,this Isner CAN play...btw Djoko is shit lately

SheepleBuster
03-17-2012, 08:52 PM
Get rid of the tie-breaks. They are ruining tennis!!!

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 08:52 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!


ALlllll hail king JOHN :worship:

Insta fan :worship:

:bounce:

Outbollocksed

Chirag
03-17-2012, 08:52 PM
GSM in the top 10 too .Great match and I think the better player won

:worship:

HKz
03-17-2012, 08:52 PM
As I said, this is the exact type of match up Djokovic dislikes just like Roddick. It was honestly somewhat expected.

Get rid of the tie-breaks. They are ruining tennis!!!

A couple decades too late to complain, no?

azinna
03-17-2012, 08:52 PM
Wanted to root "for tennis" but Djoko reminded me how little I liked him with that finger celebration in the third set.

Isner executed the only game plan he had during the 1st set, and the latter half of the 3rd set: go big on the serve and return, hit strong off the forehand, get to net decisively...and thus set yourself up for being able to do that during the TB. All you need there is two points off return, since Djoko will eventually get one back.

fast_clay
03-17-2012, 08:53 PM
jizzer top 10...

4pXfHLUlZf4

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Congrats Nadal, on your Indian Wells title :sad:

LinkMage
03-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Nadull just came. Will now crush Fed 6-1 6-0

Horrible result. Just hand in the title to Nadull.

STUHL
03-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Clutchner for the Title! :worship:

Bigselber
03-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Awesome match, respect to both players! Nadal is probably moonwalking out of joy at the moment

habibko
03-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Nadal is one happy bunny now, on the positive side, it benefits Federer's pursuit of #1 ranking

HeretiC
03-17-2012, 08:53 PM
What a match from Isner. Biggest balls on tour at the moment.:worship:

iramlatif
03-17-2012, 08:53 PM
omg omg omg I am soooooooooooooooooooooo happy. awesome from big john

castle007
03-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Are you kidding me??? What an amazing match!!!!

Hats off to both players, especially Isner!! Unbelievable play and composure from the big guy.

Welcome to the Top 10

emotion
03-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Djokovic is losing #1 very soon with this shit. Horrible horrible quality match, can't believe any delusional person thought it was any good, so many UEs from both, so much choking from both

Jverweij
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
huge, impressive win for John. He's proven me wrong about him, and earned alot of respect. Nice offensive game!

SetSampras
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Isner takes it.. Yahoo.. Keeping american tennis alive

Easy picking for Rafa or Fed though

The Freak
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Freaking unreal effort! High quality tennis out there. Welcome to the top 10 Johnny boy.

Kworb
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Tennis wins.

That's good because it is about to lose.

Time Violation
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Well deserved win for John, too passive from Nole most of the time, should've taken the first. Though he got away too many times with such game, hope he learns something from this :)

SapELee
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
John :cheerleader:
Novak :hug:

Raiden
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Djoker shoulda put the squeeze on Isner's BH from the get go, instead of foolishly trying to simply "outrally" Isner by sending him left to right

Orka_n
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Just a great match.

Djokovic didn't give this match away, Isner stole it from him by playing great in the third set and adding an insanely clutch tiebreak.

Tennis needs this more of this aggressive tennis.

SheepleBuster
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
I think Djokovic's days of winning multiple slams are over. He just does not seem as good this year as he was last year.

Ben.
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Great performance from Isner. Love to see someone stepping up like this. He has a real shot in the final if he serves and attacks the net well again.

Ash86
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Amazing! This guy is going to be a real threat at Wimbledon & the Olympics & he could definitely take the title tomorrow. If he beats Nadal to do it he'll have beaten Fed, Djoko and Nadal all for the first time in the space of a month. :eek:

21 aces-0 DFs :worship::worship:

Smoke944
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Djokovic is losing #1 very soon with this shit. Horrible horrible quality match, can't believe any delusional person thought it was any good, so many UEs from both, so much choking from both

Seems you put the word choke in every post you write.

masterclass
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
This was a great match. Neither player should be ashamed here. Somebody had to win.
Isner has to be favored in tiebreakers. That's it.

Respectfully,
masterclass

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
He's acing it, I can feel it

Big John :hug: It simply was in the air today

Electric. Quality match

Moozza
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
jizzer top 10...

4pXfHLUlZf4

SUCKOVIC!!!!!!!!

Isner- the real no.5

ServeAlready81
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Did Novak pee on himself, what was that yellow stain in the crotch area? Gross!

Doomach777
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Tooo majstoreee!!!!!!! Way to go champ!!!

hipolymer
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
I told everyone that Djokovic had a much harder semi than Nadal, but no one believed me. tisk tisk

navy75
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Hopefully MTF will celebrate John rather than crap all over Nole. John Isner has improved his game so much in the past few years that it's not funny. Obviously he has a huge serve and is unbelievably clutch, but those of you who get a chance to see him in person will be amazed by his improved speed and coordination.

Well deserved Big John, one of the few truly nice players from the US at the moment!!!

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 08:55 PM
Glad John got in the top 10 with this win instead of small results adding up. He was the better player and totally deserves it :worship: You're looking at the USO champion folks :aparty:

SERBINATOR
03-17-2012, 08:55 PM
Better player won indeed

Congo Isner :worship:

Nole :sad:
Dubai gone
IW gone
i hope this trend stops at Miami

Voo de Mar
03-17-2012, 08:55 PM
:worship:

There was a lot of talking about Isner after his sensational run in Washington 2007 comparing him to Karlovic. I knew he should have had much more better career than Ivo, but didn't expect he would become such a good player as he is today :cool:

Johnbert
03-17-2012, 08:55 PM
brilliant stuff from both! isner is on a roll! john :bowdown:

romismak
03-17-2012, 08:55 PM
Isner was serving great in both TB´s. Nole was i think better player, in rallies he was better, he won more points and much more on return. Isner´ serve and FH howewer right now is the scariest thing in tennis and i like his chances against RAfa- i assume Roger cna´t beat him on this slow high bouncing courts, and Rafa will be outserved and destroyed much easier than Nole, who i think should have won this match.

cilomania
03-17-2012, 08:55 PM
serve luck courage won

habibko
03-17-2012, 08:55 PM
semifinovic

tennishero
03-17-2012, 08:55 PM
since when did the servebot learn to return :confused:

very high level match, shame novak couldnt return enough of those serves

JediFed
03-17-2012, 08:55 PM
Tennis is the winner! :D -650 points, Djoker.

nole_no1
03-17-2012, 08:55 PM
Ok now all Nole haters are Isner fans :haha:

I must respect Isner for the way he played he today. I'm a Nole fan but Isner deserved it :yeah:

Raise your game for Miami Nole :hug:

MaxPower
03-17-2012, 08:55 PM
Great match. Isner showed true aggression and rarely wanted a rally over 4-8 shots. Some pretty crazy approach shots and volleys too. Serve was surreal (as usual) and who gives a shit about Nadull. Isner should take the title.

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 08:56 PM
Well, it's clear how much better of a servebot Isner is than Raonic, sneaking out two tiebreak sets over Djokovic is no easy feat.

Ackms421
03-17-2012, 08:56 PM
Isner will CRUSH Nadal tomorrow. Djokovic would be Isner's toughest test, and he passed. Nadal's high bouncing shots and second serve will not be treated kindly tomorrow, and I say this as a Nadal fan. USA is back. He is not a serve-bot. His movement is respectable and his forehand is incredible. More importantly, he is mentally TOUGH unlike so many others who would have crumbled in the tense conditions today. His fastest serve of the match was the one he hit on matchpoint! Priceless..

samanosuke
03-17-2012, 08:56 PM
Tooo majstoreee!!!!!!! Way to go champ!!!

:facepalm:

Kat_YYZ
03-17-2012, 08:56 PM
Noooo :sad: why Nole? Are you on the gluten again? WTF? :sobbing:

Corey Feldman
03-17-2012, 08:56 PM
Holy guackamolie :eek:

Nole thinks he is Fed losing all these Semis lolz

Rafa is the GOAT
03-17-2012, 08:56 PM
ISner played with his hearth and deserved the win. Still, Djokovic fighting like a number 1 and lost. Fair

arm
03-17-2012, 08:56 PM
Pathetic effort in TB, Nole. :facepalm: It's just sad.

Something about Djokovic losing to a big server makes me really mad :mad:, but Isner is just too cute. Congrats :hatoff:

jcempire
03-17-2012, 08:56 PM
COngrat to Isner

FIrst ATP Master Final

Keep going
Please

Agrajag
03-17-2012, 08:57 PM
Beautiful.

Take the title you tall yank!

LastRocket
03-17-2012, 08:57 PM
Isner you legend :worship:

ossie
03-17-2012, 08:57 PM
tennis died a horrible death today, nadal will expose this serve bot so bad i am going to be laughing my ass off till roland garros.

Jimnik
03-17-2012, 08:57 PM
Izzy Isna :yeah:

Truly America's #1.

jcempire
03-17-2012, 08:57 PM
Great chance to win first ATP Master

GOod Luck in the Final

Rovi
03-17-2012, 08:57 PM
BRILLIANT!Well done Isner!He played the match of his life!Fantastic serve and well deserved.

emotion
03-17-2012, 08:57 PM
All the "tennis wins" comments for ISNER? Come on, people, no matter how much you hate Djokovic, I don't think Isner exactly embodies real tennis
Moonballing+ occasional random winner+big serving+overheads

munZe konZa
03-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Nole obviously screwed up the first set and he is now terrible playing tiebreaks for some reason.

LuCC
03-17-2012, 08:58 PM
I wonder how many posts will be there.

And now Fed has to do the job.

reery
03-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Isner.:yeah:

jcempire
03-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Hope a good Final for Isner

Career Match

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Congrats to John for his first masters final, getting into the top 10 and beating the trash #1 :worship:

Dedicated to all Djokovic tards who though Djokovic would win with ease. Alex999, I'm looking at you :lol: "Djokovic simply deals with big servers just fine." :haha:

RNW
03-17-2012, 08:58 PM
VERY GOOD MATCH.

Both players with a lot more winners than errors.

Isner on serve and forehand brillant.
Djokovic in defense (as always) very good,
but not good enough because Isner played very very hard.

Djokovic with more single points.

Good match, good level of play.

A great first semifinal.

ISNERs 2012 form is great,

after the Top 4, he is the best player at the moment.

Ash86
03-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Glad John got in the top 10 with this win instead of small results adding up. He was the better player and totally deserves it :worship: You're looking at the USO champion folks :aparty:

I wouldn't even mind if that happens. He's a nice guy and deserves it. I'm never a big fan of huge servers but he's engaging and that makes a difference - he's got a great forehand, comes to the net & shows some emotion out there. It makes you want to root for him. Raonic needs to look at Isner and learn how it's done.

Just awesome win for the guy. He could beat either Fed or Rafa tomorrow - should be a cracker.

And he has the doubles final vs Rafa tonight to come!

SetSampras
03-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Just wasn't much Nole can do. Isner keeps that attack and serving up.. Thats put Nole's game all out of whack. Its not like playing against a generic, weaker serving grinder.

Isner just took Nole out of his comfort zone. Doubt John will have much in the tank for Fed or Rafa however. He blew his load here I think

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 08:59 PM
What a match and what a player. :worship:

So well deserved and definitely has a great chance tomorrow. :)

COME ON! :bounce: :woohoo:

Oh and I remember saying Isner would be a top 10 player in the future back in 2009 on this very forum and got nothing but ":haha:" and ":facepalm:" :lol:

Crazy Girl
03-17-2012, 08:59 PM
LONG JOHN!! :spit::spit:

NOLE... :facepalm::facepalm:

However, if I would be a tennis player I wouldn't like to play against a boy of 2,06. It's always a risk.

DrJules
03-17-2012, 08:59 PM
This was a great match. Neither player should be ashamed here. Somebody had to win.
Isner has to be favored in tiebreakers. That's it.

Respectfully,
masterclass

Isner certainly was far more attacking than most players these days and Djokovic did not enjoy the big serve and forehand combination from Isner on the Isner serve and his ability to hit winners off the Djokovic serve.

Chris Kuerten
03-17-2012, 08:59 PM
Huuuuuuuuuge, that was great to watch.

This is why we love tennis.

Noleta
03-17-2012, 08:59 PM
Well played Isner....any player should take Nole to TB,his record is atrocious of late.

scoobs
03-17-2012, 08:59 PM
John :worship:

Welcome to the big time, big man, that was a match that showed a man who has stepped up in weight class.

ServeAlready81
03-17-2012, 09:00 PM
With one of the best returns in the game, Novak should never lose to a player like Isner. That's what he gets for being passive.

ZaZoo)
03-17-2012, 09:00 PM
Let's hear those clowns again about courts being too slow, let's make it fast as ice so we can watch any hack win matches just with serve. :o

samanosuke
03-17-2012, 09:00 PM
great match by the way

Naudio Spanlatine
03-17-2012, 09:00 PM
Isner:bowdown: :bowdown: :eek: :speakles: :bolt:

Nole:hug: :sad:

Ash86
03-17-2012, 09:01 PM
And now it's raining - so who knows when Fed/Rafa will get on court. Everything going Isner's way this week! He'll be resting while Fed & Rafa not even on court.... I've hated Rafa losing all these finals but if it's to big John tomorrow I could live with that - time to displace Mardy Fish and have a good guy be the US no.1!

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 09:01 PM
Mr Isner, bravo.

Mr. Oracle
03-17-2012, 09:01 PM
The strategy of playing defensive tennis against UE John was the right one. Initially. It became clear that in order to win, more offense was needed as Shorty's UEs dropped dramatically. Djokovic showed flashes of offensive flair at 4-4 in the third, sending isner corner to corner in true pigeon form, but soon started to play defensive again. Hopefully we see more of the offensive djokovic who thrilled the tennis world in 2007/2008. I'm sure he'll adjust. Today was a good wakeup call that defense, endurance and low UEs are not always enough. Sometimes you have to take your opponent by the short curlies and show him who's boss.

martinatreue
03-17-2012, 09:01 PM
Superior offense and improved defense defeated Grinder!!!

seljanin
03-17-2012, 09:02 PM
Amazing match by Isner. Clutch as always, excellent and aggressive play for the whole match. Wasn't afraid from taking bigger risks in tense moments, and it payed off eventually. Superb stuff.

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 09:02 PM
Let's hear those clowns again about courts being too slow, let's make it fast as ice so we can watch any hack win matches just with serve. :o
Quit whining. Isner was outplaying Djokovic in the rallies too, near the end of the match. Isner isn't just a serve. Your player lost because Isner was too good. Suck it.

Macbrother
03-17-2012, 09:02 PM
Outstanding play from Isner, really took it to Djokovic, particularly in the business end of the breakers. A first-strike, big serving player like Isner is always going to keep his opponents out of rhythm, he did just that today, huge win, welcome to the top 10 and your first MS final big guy.

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 09:03 PM
Glutenful loss for Djoko. Isner the best player from not only America, but the all of the Americas. (:wavey: Del Notro)

martinatreue
03-17-2012, 09:03 PM
Get rid of the tie-breaks. They are ruining tennis!!!


Yeah they are ruining tennis. Remember how John was unable to win that 70-68 fifth set at Wimbledon. Oh wait, scratch that...he won that match. :p:rolleyes::wavey:

DrJules
03-17-2012, 09:03 PM
Isner will CRUSH Nadal tomorrow. Djokovic would be Isner's toughest test, and he passed. Nadal's high bouncing shots and second serve will not be treated kindly tomorrow, and I say this as a Nadal fan. USA is back. He is not a serve-bot. His movement is respectable and his forehand is incredible. More importantly, he is mentally TOUGH unlike so many others who would have crumbled in the tense conditions today. His fastest serve of the match was the one he hit on matchpoint! Priceless..

Isner's height certainly is a very favourable quality when playing Nadal as the high bouncing balls will be in his hitting zone, but Nadal in a final could be too much for Isner.

Noleta
03-17-2012, 09:04 PM
Dedicated to all Djokovic tards who though Djokovic would win with ease. Alex999, I'm looking at you :lol: "Djokovic simply deals with big servers just fine." :haha:

Sorry dude,but you're not one to talk:spit::lol:Take a sec,and look at the predictions you made...:facepalm::superlol:

reery
03-17-2012, 09:04 PM
Sequoias are the future of tennis.:)

zdravkelja
03-17-2012, 09:05 PM
Lol, so many replies :lol:

Although I wanted more Nole to win, I'm so glad for Isner. Clutch serving when needed. Good mentaly and a TB master. Welcome to top10 :)

I hope he will be able to beat Rafa if he gets to final.

AlterBridge
03-17-2012, 09:05 PM
Congrats Nadal...
But people are you blind, Nole played a fantastic match (exept choking first set). Would be nice to see UE/W stats. The only reasson Isner won was serve. He is not just a serve bot, but against Novak he looked a lot like that. Will be rooting for John in the final, but not much hope for another match of his life.

green25814
03-17-2012, 09:05 PM
Fucking beastly from John. So fucking clutch

Djokovic shouldn't be ashamed, he played a good match. It was just out of his hands for the most part, and the main difference was that unlike so many mugs we see, Isner is no choker.

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 09:05 PM
Isner will get his practice against Nadal in doubles. Expect him to come out firing tomorrow :yeah:

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 09:05 PM
So... Nole lost because he did not really care about this title?

evilmindbulgaria
03-17-2012, 09:06 PM
Congratulations, John! Amazing fighting spirit :worship:

And to all the low-lives posting in the thread that still have Nadal deep in their butts - get a life!

arm
03-17-2012, 09:06 PM
Sorry dude,but you're not one to talk:spit::lol:Take a sec,and look at the predictions you made...:facepalm::superlol:

:lol:

Lee
03-17-2012, 09:06 PM
All the "tennis wins" comments for ISNER? Come on, people, no matter how much you hate Djokovic, I don't think Isner exactly embodies real tennis
Moonballing+ occasional random winner+big serving+overheads

You really need to watch more matches by Isner without your coloured glasses. And this comes from a fan of Djokovic.

John plays a very clutch match. He was behind in most of his service games but he came up big, especially in third set. great performance by him and glad all his hardworks finally pay off.

tangerine_dream
03-17-2012, 09:06 PM
.....

That was absolutely amazing from Isner. He knew he needed to do something special in order to take down Novak. :eek:

No fluke, Johnny backs up his DC win over Federer on Swiss clay. Something clicked in his head then, he's a different player now.

Welcome to the Top 10, John. :worship: 2012 will be the Year of the Bulldog. :D

Not really worried about Novak, he's still on course for the Nole slam. :hug:

samanosuke
03-17-2012, 09:06 PM
if you aren't a pig tard nothing for gloating in this one

juan27
03-17-2012, 09:06 PM
I think Djokovic's days of winning multiple slams are over. He just does not seem as good this year as he was last year.

I don`t think so.....

in a 3 set match guys like isner can win perfectly , the same isner forced nadal in rg to 5 sets and defeated federer in his home too.

very dangerous players for a 3 set match.

but in gs , the things are very differents , djokovic finished bad the 2011 and started the 2012 winning australian open.

lestat111
03-17-2012, 09:06 PM
everybody raise their level this year, only novak s seem to be droppin :(

nole_no1
03-17-2012, 09:06 PM
It's funny how many people around here speak like Nadal is already in the final :spit: I'm sorry did Federer retired or something and i don't know? :eek:

alter ego
03-17-2012, 09:06 PM
Great stuff. Isner serve (1st and 2nd combination) is the best ever.

Fuser59
03-17-2012, 09:07 PM
Big John welcome!! Attacking tennis finally won

zlaja777
03-17-2012, 09:07 PM
And yes, well done John. All the best tomorrow.

nole_no1
03-17-2012, 09:08 PM
everybody raise their level this year, only novak s seem to be droppin :(

It's difficult to raise his game after the (almost) perfect season he made last year. The best possible thing is to keep that level the same

hipolymer
03-17-2012, 09:08 PM
It's funny how many people around here speak like Nadal is already in the final :spit: I'm sorry did Federer retired or something and i don't know? :eek:

Federer retires right when he sees Nadal is on his half of the draw.

Crazy Girl
03-17-2012, 09:08 PM
Sequoias are the future of tennis.:)ahahahahahhaha;););)

Fuser59
03-17-2012, 09:08 PM
BTW bIG John with this game WILL - I repeat CAN beat NAdal in the final...if that happens god forbid..

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 09:09 PM
This is exactly where people need to stop with the "Player X returns too well for Player Y therefore will routine him".

When it comes to the HUGE serving guys on tour they can take away the returners return away right from the word go which is what Isner did. :shrug:

Looner
03-17-2012, 09:09 PM
Federer retires right when he sees Nadal is on his half of the draw.

I am sorry to say you might be close to the truth, uncharacteristically for a Noletard.

Lee
03-17-2012, 09:10 PM
So... Nole lost because he did not really care about this title?

Please kindly direct me to the post in this thread because I missed it.

henke007
03-17-2012, 09:11 PM
John :worship::bounce:

Nole :hug:

Ash86
03-17-2012, 09:11 PM
Apparently Toni's being interviewed on Spanish TV and said Rafa thought Djoker would win the match - who didn't Toni? Who didn't?

fast_clay
03-17-2012, 09:11 PM
note to locker room:

jizzer came to the net not just to shake hands and won with D-Grade volleys...


no rhythm for poor old djok djok

Sunset of Age
03-17-2012, 09:11 PM
Succesful Megajinx VBet is Succesful :armed:

congrats John, and welcome in the top 10! :hatoff:

Evitman
03-17-2012, 09:11 PM
Welcome to Top 10, Johnny! Well-deserved win :worship:

Noleta
03-17-2012, 09:12 PM
It's funny how many people around here speak like Nadal is already in the final :spit: I'm sorry did Federer retired or something and i don't know? :eek:

Shhh...they can see the future...ask sapeod.;)

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 09:12 PM
This is exactly where people need to stop with the "Player X returns too well for Player Y therefore will routine him".

When it comes to the HUGE serving guys on tour they can take away the returners return away right from the word go which is what Isner did. :shrug:

Djokovic was fine on Isners serve- two breaks should have been enough to win this. Djokovic was just sloppy on his own serve, horrible first serve % from Nole.

jcempire
03-17-2012, 09:12 PM
Can't wait for Nadal Isner Final

Mr. Oracle
03-17-2012, 09:12 PM
Nadal will restore the natural balance of nature tomorrow and make Isner wish he was a centre for an NBA team. Please go away Isner and other serve-bots, you lanky bastards.

Deathless Mortal
03-17-2012, 09:13 PM
Well done John :bowdown:
It's a known fact that Nole sucks in TBs but still a big deal to beat him this way. Having a laugh at those who said Isner will be easily beaten, like 6-2 6-2, well, close enough I guess :lol:
If he gets Rafa in the final, hopefully he wins, and congrats for reaching top10 :yeah:

KoOlMaNsEaN
03-17-2012, 09:13 PM
That was a great match to watch. John played extremely well in the long points and Novak choked the first set away. John was just the better clutch player today!
:bigclap:

Cat9
03-17-2012, 09:13 PM
Get rid of the tie-breaks. They are ruining tennis!!!

And the antiAmerican baby says Wahhhh!!!!

erickmartins
03-17-2012, 09:13 PM
Isner is probably the most intelligent player on the tour, and one of the strongest mentally. He works his game around his weaknesses, plays in a very clever way with what mother nature gave him and stay on the match even when it seems he'll have no chance. Great match.

Jade Fox
03-17-2012, 09:14 PM
First of all congrats to John. A top tenner at last, ignore the American press as much as you can and you'll be alright.

Novak didn't play well on the bigger moments. John did. End of story.

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 09:14 PM
Djokovic: "Isner deserves to be in the top 10."

and crediting his serving, etc.

DrJules
03-17-2012, 09:14 PM
Apparently Toni's being interviewed on Spanish TV and said Rafa thought Djoker would win the match - who didn't Toni? Who didn't?

More pressure on Nadal now as he knows he can win the final now Djokovic has been eliminated.

analysist
03-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Total point won :
1. Djokovic : 117
2. Isner : 106

Ash86
03-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Toni's also said on Spanish TV that if Rafa gets to the final and loses he (as in Toni) prefers it this way losing it to Isner than to Novak as he's lost too many times to Novak now.:lol: Toni's nothing if not honest.... Think all Nadal fans feel the same - I'll be okay to losing to Novak after a win or two - just one win even would be okay! Novak seems to have helped out Rafa...

This will just fire up Novak for Miami though - he's not playing that badly - not 2011 level but still the top player and he'll bounce back. Journos tweeting that he looks annoyed in the presser -that's only bad news for the other players. Hug to Novak fans. Third set tiebreak losses suck.:hug:

Fuser59
03-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Nadal will restore the natural balance of nature tomorrow and make Isner wish he was a centre for an NBA team. Please go away Isner and other serve-bots, you lanky bastards.

Hey it's not Murray in the final it's Big John...He can blast Nadal off the court just you watch...

ballbasher101
03-17-2012, 09:16 PM
Too good from Isner. The Djoker did his best but big John fought like a lion. The Djoker should forget this and move on. So it will be a Nadal-Isner final. I did not see that coming to be honest.

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 09:17 PM
Total point won :
1. Djokovic : 117
2. Isner : 106

:eek:

arm
03-17-2012, 09:17 PM
Oh yes, I forgot to say that I'm blaming this on my good friend, sunset of age. Damn you and your jinx :mad::ras:

Fuser59
03-17-2012, 09:17 PM
Toni's also said on Spanish TV that if Rafa gets to the final and loses he prefers it this way losing it to Isner than to Novak as he's lost too many times to Novak now.:lol: Toni's nothing if not honest.... Think all Nadal fans feel the same - I'll be okay to losing to Novak after a win or two - just one win even would be okay! Novak seems to have helped out Rafa...

This will just fire up Novak for Miami though - he's not playing that badly - not 2011 level but still the top player and he'll bounce back. Journos tweeting that he looks annoyed in the presser -that's only bad news for the other players. Hug to Novak fans. Third set tiebreak losses suck.:hug:

Who wouldnt be - something like 2 games ahead in points...

Ravel
03-17-2012, 09:17 PM
Total point won :
1. Djokovic : 117
2. Isner : 106

:confused:

Voo de Mar
03-17-2012, 09:18 PM
:eek:

Pretty obvious difference with this scoreline.

AlterBridge
03-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Best returner of the game was defeated basically just only because of serve on one of the slowest surfaces on tour and some people still want to speed up the courts?..

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 09:19 PM
:confused:

Match Points won:
1. Isner - 1
2. Djokovic - 0

Lee
03-17-2012, 09:19 PM
Oh yes, I forgot to say that I'm blaming this on my good friend, sunset of age. Damn you and your jinx :mad::ras:

and condensed milk ice cream :ras: of my good friend.

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 09:19 PM
Please kindly direct me to the post in this thread because I missed it.


Just not as interested in the lesser events. He's won 4 of the last 5 slams, all his focus is on Roland Garros, then the Grand Slam.

Until he plays like this in a slam, nothing of importance has changed.

Not in this thread, but still from today after this match.

:)

Sunset of Age
03-17-2012, 09:19 PM
Oh yes, I forgot to say that I'm blaming this on my good friend, sunset of age. Damn you and your jinx :mad::ras:

Sorry. :sad:

:p :hug:

Deathless Mortal
03-17-2012, 09:19 PM
Total point won :
1. Djokovic : 117
2. Isner : 106

When Dodig beat Nadal:

Nadal: 117
Dodig: 106

:lol:

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 09:20 PM
Not in this thread, but still.

:)

In true form, taking trolling to a new low. :rocker2:

Ravel
03-17-2012, 09:20 PM
Match Points won:
1. Isner - 1
2. Djokovic - 0

yeah, cause that's not obvious :rolleyes:

shadows
03-17-2012, 09:20 PM
Disgusting for the game.

seljanin
03-17-2012, 09:20 PM
All the "tennis wins" comments for ISNER? Come on, people, no matter how much you hate Djokovic, I don't think Isner exactly embodies real tennis
Moonballing+ occasional random winner+big serving+overheads

Is this for real? Moonballing? What moonballing? :superlol: Yes, all those Isner's moonball approaches to the net and moonball FH winners... Of course, if by "moonballing" you mean those occasional few points, where he had to play defense, it is understandable that he has to hit some loopier balls to get back into the position. It is not easy for such a big guy to move in defense, although he really does it very well for his height.

Smoke944
03-17-2012, 09:21 PM
When Dodig beat Nadal:

Nadal: 117
Dodig: 106

:lol:

Good find :eek:

Lee
03-17-2012, 09:21 PM
Not in this thread, but still from today after this match.

:)

Then response in the thread where the comment was made. Is that too much to ask? :shrug:

Ash86
03-17-2012, 09:21 PM
According to @DougRobson Novak mentioned some "lucky shots" that Isner hit at 4-5 in the first. Will have to wait for the transcript as Novak is usually very gracious but hope he's not anything similar to what Fed said at the US Open. Tennis is all about lucky shots at times.

fast_clay
03-17-2012, 09:21 PM
When Dodig beat Nadal:

Nadal: 117
Dodig: 106

:lol:

# of Testicles

Nadal: 2
Dodig: 3 big ones

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 09:22 PM
In true form, taking trolling to a new low. :rocker2:

Of does that post not prove my point? It was posted after this match and answers 2 questions:

1- Why has Djokovic level dropped this year?

2- So Nole lost because he did not care?


You just don't like that I am right. :)

arm
03-17-2012, 09:23 PM
and condensed milk ice cream :ras: of my good friend.

Clearly, I predicted this loss, that's why I made the ice-cream. It's my consolation now. :drool:

Sorry. :sad:

:p :hug:

I'll forgive you eventually :rolleyes:

:lol::hug:

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 09:23 PM
Then response in the thread where the comment was made. Is that too much to ask? :shrug:

That post is was made after this match and rationalizes the result of that match. You are splitting hairs here.

You just don't like that I am right. :)

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 09:23 PM
Then response in the thread where the comment was made. Is that too much to ask? :shrug:

For him? Yes.

Can't find what he desires in this thread, so has to scavenge old threads to make it relevant :stupid:

Nole fan
03-17-2012, 09:24 PM
I guess he cannot always win. :(
But really how can anyone warm up to a player like isner? all serve guy... some of his errors were amateur. But of course his serve saved him.

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 09:25 PM
For him? Yes.

Can't find what he desires in this thread, so has to scavenge old threads to make it relevant :stupid:

That thread is from today, and the comment was made after the match...

analysist
03-17-2012, 09:25 PM
Best returner of the game was defeated basically just only because of serve on one of the slowest surfaces on tour and some people still want to speed up the courts?..
At one point in the match, Isner's second kick serve flied 1 meters above Djokovic's head, thank God there are not many Isner or Karlovic:smash:

allpro
03-17-2012, 09:25 PM
john isner is a stud, and credit djoker for fighting like the champion he his.

http://i.imgur.com/SYe8S.gif
happy st. patty's day :drink:

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 09:26 PM
That comment was made today after this match...

I think that thread has a comment box, no?

arm
03-17-2012, 09:28 PM
Of does that post not prove my point? It was posted after this match and answers 2 questions:

1- Why has Djokovic level dropped this year?

2- So Nole lost because he did not care?


You just don't like that I am right. :)

This is very silly, BG. Yes, one of the reasons why he lost today is because he is not as focused on tournaments like this as he once was. Of course that alone doesn't lose you a match. ;)

Puhlease, give us a break today, will you? :angel: You can work on your missing again tomorrow. :hug:

tealeaves
03-17-2012, 09:29 PM
Jizzner :eek:

Smoke944
03-17-2012, 09:29 PM
Succesful Megajinx VBet is Succesful :armed:

congrats John, and welcome in the top 10! :hatoff:

the vcash jinx is disturbingly real. I bet the only 2k I had and it still happened :scared:

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 09:30 PM
I think that thread has a comment box, no?

I raised the possibility that people would say the loss is not relevant because Nole did not really care for the title. I found a post from another poster that said exactly that after today's match.
:banana:

Perfectly legitimate to bring it up here.

Geo
03-17-2012, 09:30 PM
it's a nice change. Seeing 2 of the top 3 guys always in the final of the slams and masters is so boring. Isner has done well this last month, as he beat Federer and Djokovic now :eek: Let's see if he can deal with Nadal too :smoke:


I'm sure Nadal is so happy now he won't have to lose again to Djokovic :lol: He'll have to hope more guys can do the dirty work for him throughout the year.

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 09:32 PM
This is very silly, BG. Yes, one of the reasons why he lost today is because he is not as focused on tournaments like this as he once was. Of course that alone doesn't lose you a match. ;)

Puhlease, give us a break today, will you? :angel: You can work on your missing again tomorrow. :hug:

Sorry I am hurting your feelings, but Lee is not really playing fair here and MIMIC, well, :)

NID
03-17-2012, 09:33 PM
great win for johnny. he is a really nice guy and deserves to be where he is. so yeah, serve is his strength, he has to build his game around his main forte.
djokovic was deservedly punished for not being able to serve out the first set. he won't be winning that many tournaments this year. definitely a notch below 2011.

DrJules
03-17-2012, 09:34 PM
I guess he cannot always win. :(
But really how can anyone warm up to a player like isner? all serve guy... some of his errors were amateur. But of course his serve saved him.

Isner is far more than "all serve".

You cannot go 5 sets with Nadal in the FO on clay and 5 sets with Djokovic on a clay court in Serbia in DC if you are all serve.

timafi
03-17-2012, 09:34 PM
Djokovic's serve has stayed back in Australia :help:

arm
03-17-2012, 09:36 PM
Sorry I am hurting your feelings, but Lee is not really playing fair here and MIMIC, well, :)

well, you quoted a post of a poster from another thread who (I think) isn't even a Djokovic fan...

And you're not hurting my feelings :lol: :hug:

Voo de Mar
03-17-2012, 09:37 PM
Isner is far more than "all serve".

You cannot go 5 sets with Nadal in the FO on clay and 5 sets with Djokovic on a clay court in Serbia in DC if you are all serve.

Actually, Isner showed today all tennis strokes except drop-shot (a shot he is able to play successfully sometimes).

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 09:37 PM
I raised the possibility that people would say the loss is not relevant because Nole did not really care for the title. I found a post from another poster that said exactly that after today's match.
:banana:

Perfectly legitimate to bring it up here.

I think that thread has a comment box, no?

NID
03-17-2012, 09:37 PM
Isner is far more than "all serve".

You cannot go 5 sets with Nadal in the FO on clay and 5 sets with Djokovic on a clay court in Serbia in DC if you are all serve.

this.

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 09:38 PM
well, you quoted a post of a poster from another thread who (I think) isn't even a Djokovic fan...

And you're not hurting my feelings :lol: :hug:

If I'm just a small annoyance to you, it's all good.

BTW, did you just call me BG?

Nole fan
03-17-2012, 09:39 PM
it's a nice change. Seeing 2 of the top 3 guys always in the final of the slams and masters is so boring. Isner has done well this last month, as he beat Federer and Djokovic now :eek: Let's see if he can deal with Nadal too :smoke:


I'm sure Nadal is so happy now he won't have to lose again to Djokovic :lol: He'll have to hope more guys can do the dirty work for him throughout the year.

They interviewed Toni Nadal (who is in Menorca right now) after the Djokovic match and asked him about his reactions. He said that whenever anyone asked him if he wanted another djokovic-nadal final to get revenge he always replied "Why would you want your opponent to be the guy who has beat you seven straight times? playing against Djokovic is not my dream final". I appreciate Toni's raw sincerity. :lol:

arm
03-17-2012, 09:39 PM
If I'm just a small annoyance to you, it's all good.

BTW, did you just call me BG?

Obviously I meant BJ. :o

Nole fan
03-17-2012, 09:41 PM
If Nole hadn't challenged that ball he put in... :facepalm:

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 09:43 PM
I was surprised how often Nole went to John's forhand today in rallies. But mostly I think Nole's serve was lacking, especially in the first set.

Voo de Mar
03-17-2012, 09:44 PM
If Nole hadn't challenged that ball he put in... :facepalm:

It was very strange because Djokovic usually estimates balls on his own side very well, he isn't delusional.

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 09:44 PM
Isner is far more than "all serve".

You cannot go 5 sets with Nadal in the FO on clay and 5 sets with Djokovic on a clay court in Serbia in DC if you are all serve.
Calling Isner a serve-bot or an "all serve" player is the reason Djokovictards are giving for Djokovic's loss for some reason. I'm not sure why they're giving that as a reason, as losing to a serve-bot is worse than losing to Isner :confused:

Noleta
03-17-2012, 09:45 PM
Obviously I meant BJ. :o

A BJ?:eek::p

If Nole hadn't challenged that ball he put in... :facepalm:

Even if he didn't,the ball he hit was going out so...:shrug:He was so careless in that game:retard:

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 09:45 PM
I think that thread has a comment box, no?

Yeah, you know it does. But I was answering a post here, and since that post provided a valid answer to the post I was responding to, it was a legitimate quote.

:)

That makes me completely right, as I am most often than not.

Ash86
03-17-2012, 09:46 PM
Hilarious watching Ellison and Pasarell's reaction to Isner's matchpoint at the start of this video - they're so annoyed they won't get the Rafa/Djoko final they want. Ellison in particular is actually shaking his head! :haha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBKwLgfsGBI&feature=youtu.be

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 09:46 PM
Yeah, you know it does. But I was answering a post here, and since that post provided a valid answer to the post I was responding to, it was a legitimate quote.

:)

That makes me completely right, as I am most often than not.

Post a link to the comment you are referencing.

Nole fan
03-17-2012, 09:46 PM
A BJ?:eek::p



Even if he didn't,the ball he hit was going out so...:shrug:He was so careless in that game:retard:

What you mean it was out? it was in Noleta, see the replay. :lol:
He challenged Isner's ball thinking that he hadn't put it in. But he did. That signalled his loss of serve.

Voo de Mar
03-17-2012, 09:46 PM
Even if he didn't,the ball he hit was going out so...:shrug:He was so careless in that game:retard:

No, the backhand he played landed in Isner's forehand corner, check this out if you can somewhere.

Start da Game
03-17-2012, 09:49 PM
They interviewed Toni Nadal (who is in Menorca right now) after the Djokovic match and asked him about his reactions. He said that whenever anyone asked him if he wanted another djokovic-nadal final to get revenge he always replied "Why would you want your opponent to be the guy who has beat you seven straight times? playing against Djokovic is not my dream final". I appreciate Toni's raw sincerity. :lol:

whatever fun djokovic is having in matches with nadal seems to be over finally......djokovic fans can trust me on this......nadal would have had him this time.....

like i said before, those 6 meetings last year happened way too quickly when nadal was off and djokovic was red hot and nadal finally found a way back into the rivalry with that oz final after some thought process in the off season......what follows next is ruthless intensity in miami, montecarlo, rome and french open and i doubt djokovic will be able to handle all that......

sexybeast
03-17-2012, 09:49 PM
Hilarious watching Ellison and Pasarell's reaction to Isner's matchpoint at the start of this video - they're so annoyed they won't get the Rafa/Djoko final they want. Ellison in particular is actually shaking his head! :haha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBKwLgfsGBI&feature=youtu.be

Doesnt an american in the final mean more viewers in the USA?

The_Djoker
03-17-2012, 09:50 PM
Unlucky Djok, Rest up and Get ready for the Clay season.

Well done Big Johno. In the top 10 where he belongs.

tommyg6
03-17-2012, 09:50 PM
Big John Isner is the only American player I like.

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 09:52 PM
So... Nole lost because he did not really care about this title?

Please kindly direct me to the post in this thread because I missed it.

Just not as interested in the lesser events. He's won 4 of the last 5 slams, all his focus is on Roland Garros, then the Grand Slam.

Until he plays like this in a slam, nothing of importance has changed.


That last quote rationalizes today's result. It was a comment made after today's match, from another thread but a comment about this match. Does it say exactly what I said in my top quote?

Don't be childish here and try to save face on a technicality. :)

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 09:52 PM
That last quote rationalizes today's result. It was a comment made after today's match, from another thread but a comment about this match. Does it say exactly what I said in my top quote?

Don't be childish here and try to save face on a technicality. :)

So, um, where's this comment that you are referencing?

TennisOnWood
03-17-2012, 09:53 PM
Big John Isner is the only American player I like.

At the moment he is the only who can play some tennis so you are o.k ;)

Noleta
03-17-2012, 09:53 PM
What you mean it was out? it was in Noleta, see the replay. :lol:
He challenged Isner's ball thinking that he hadn't put it in. But he did. That signalled his loss of serve.

Sorry meant the ball he hit after Isner's return,the one he thought it was out....

No, the backhand he played landed in Isner's forehand corner, check this out if you can somewhere.

I thought it was out,and can't check it,i was watching the match on a very bad stream.:sad:

Orbis
03-17-2012, 09:54 PM
Hats off to Isner, he played a gutsy match. Very impressive, and I actually hope he wins in the final so that someone different can win something big for a change.

Djokovic seems to be a bit lacklustre lately. He's definitely not in the same form as this point last year, that's for sure. It's to be expected I guess...he's still the clear number 1 though, let's see what the coming weeks hold in terms of results.

Ash86
03-17-2012, 09:55 PM
Doesnt an american in the final mean more viewers in the USA?

That's what you'd think but they just love the big boys - Fed, Rafa, Djoko. Ellison may just not like big servers - who knows...

Corey Feldman
03-17-2012, 09:56 PM
someone said it - Nole needs to get back in his egg asap


fucking jizzner, biggest luck i've seen in one match :o

rafito IW champion btw (bagels jizzner who runs out of all luck)http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0gi13lPsr1qac8uho1_250.gif

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 09:56 PM
That last quote rationalizes today's result. It was a comment made after today's match, from another thread but a comment about this match. Does it say exactly what I said in my top quote?

Don't be childish here and try to save face on a technicality. :)

So let me get this straight. You responded to a post from one thread.....IN ANOTHER THREAD (and still haven't responded to that post in ITS relevant thread).

I know it just KILLS you that that post wasn't made in here :hug:

So what's the next best thing: drag in in here and hope that everyone will consider it relevant :stupid:

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 09:56 PM
Thought you knew me better than that. :(


Sorry if I hurt your feelings again. ;)

arm
03-17-2012, 09:58 PM
Sorry if I hurt your feelings again. ;)

Like this loss isn't enough, right? :bigcry: :lol:

Seriously now, that guy you are quoting isn't EVEN a Djokvic fan, from what I remember....

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 09:59 PM
Hey everyone: BigJohn just gave the green light to bring up posts and comments from else where to different threads.

I read on the ESPN boards that some fans still think that he has mono and possibly SARS and will be the culprit of his loss should he lose today. I guess it's OK to bring that post into the match thread (because I desperately searched and failed to find it in the post-match thread).

Can the mods please ban this OBVIOUS troll?

bokehlicious
03-17-2012, 10:00 PM
Well done John :yeah:

So Djokovic had a very good year and as expected can't back it up. And his tards already called him greater than Fed :lol: :hug:

Nole fan
03-17-2012, 10:01 PM
Well done John :yeah:

So Djokovic had a very good year and as expected can't back it up. And his tards already called him greater than Fed :lol: :hug:

Don't get ahead of yourself JM or you will have to eat your words later on. :hug:

Noleta
03-17-2012, 10:02 PM
Well done John :yeah:

So Djokovic had a very good year and as expected can't back it up. And his tards already called him greater than Fed :lol: :hug:

Goodness gracious me,it's not like he's been losing early,in every tournament he played?:spit:

arm
03-17-2012, 10:02 PM
Well done John :yeah:

So Djokovic had a very good year and as expected can't back it up. And his tards already called him greater than Fed :lol: :hug:

Who the hell said that? :rolleyes:

JanKowalski
03-17-2012, 10:02 PM
Isner will CRUSH Nadal tomorrow. Djokovic would be Isner's toughest test, and he passed. Nadal's high bouncing shots and second serve will not be treated kindly tomorrow, and I say this as a Nadal fan. USA is back. He is not a serve-bot. His movement is respectable and his forehand is incredible. More importantly, he is mentally TOUGH unlike so many others who would have crumbled in the tense conditions today. His fastest serve of the match was the one he hit on matchpoint! Priceless..

Nice jinx.

Mae
03-17-2012, 10:03 PM
John :woohoo:

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 10:04 PM
So let me get this straight. You responded to a post from one thread.....IN ANOTHER THREAD (and still haven't responded to that post in ITS relevant thread).

I know it just KILLS you that that post wasn't made in here :hug:

So what's the next best thing: drag in in here and hope that everyone will consider it relevant :stupid:

It just kills you that you looked stupid in this whole exchange we are having. Like right here:

For him? Yes.

Can't find what he desires in this thread, so has to scavenge old threads to make it relevant :stupid:

That thread is from today, and the comment was made after the match...

I am sorry if I made you look stupid there, but I am right about this and the more you split hair to try to save face, the more pathetic you sound.

:)

NikolaBGD
03-17-2012, 10:04 PM
Credit to Isner, amazing match for him...

Novak lost this match at 5-4 first set, open with DF, short ball in the middle at 30-30, and stupid call at break point... if he served out that set, result will be 6-4 6-4, or something like that...

John in TB...141, 142, 143 m/h...incredible, Novak couldnt do much in that part of the game...

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 10:05 PM
Hey everyone: BigJohn just gave the green light to bring up posts and comments from else where to different threads.

I read on the ESPN boards that some fans still think that he has mono and possibly SARS and will be the culprit of his loss should he lose today. I guess it's OK to bring that post into the match thread (because I desperately searched and failed to find it in the post-match thread).

Can the mods please ban this OBVIOUS troll?

Overdoing it a bit here?


It just kills you you got owned. Deal with it like a grown up.

bokehlicious
03-17-2012, 10:06 PM
Don't get ahead of yourself JM or you will have to eat your words later on. :hug:

Why? Already 2 damn losses in 3 tournaments this year... Having an amazing year is obviously very good, but only one man could sustain it over a few years.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
03-17-2012, 10:07 PM
nadal fans all happy for the free IW masters title gifted to rafa

isner the talentless 1 trick pony manages a fluke of the century

tennis loses

SheepleBuster
03-17-2012, 10:07 PM
Better player won.

Guys ... take this guy away. He has crossed that line :devil:

bokehlicious
03-17-2012, 10:07 PM
Who the hell said that? :rolleyes:

Your bff nole fan and some other noletards :hug: :p

NID
03-17-2012, 10:08 PM
yeah, that one man is going to be stuffed and served with gravy (or 'podvarak') in a matter of hours...

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 10:08 PM
:lol: The thread where BigJohn found the comment wasn't active enough for him. Gotta drag it here :yeah:

Desperate times....

NikolaBGD
03-17-2012, 10:10 PM
Why? Already 2 damn losses in 3 tournaments this year... Having an amazing year is obviously very good, but only one man could sustain it over a few years.

2007 Federer, won in Melbourne, lost to Canas twice after :)

This Feds pretorians, always in the first rows when someone touch their diety...cool down mate, nobody here mention Fed and his results...

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 10:11 PM
:lol: The thread where BigJohn found the comment wasn't active enough for him. Gotta drag it here :yeah:

Desperate times....

Sure. It is I that is the one who sounds desperate between the two of us. :)

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 10:12 PM
I'll throw you a bone, BigJohn:

DJOKOVIC DIDN'T CARE ABOUT THIS MATCH. Now you don't have to go to OTHER THREADS to look for excuses :haha: :haha: It's right here. :)

Go ahead. Quote me and reply. It's in the RELEVANT thread this time. :)

arm
03-17-2012, 10:13 PM
Your bff nole fan and some other noletards :hug: :p

Why do I doubt she ever said that. :scratch: You do realize that when she says Nole's 2011 was better than Roger's best year, she is not saying Nole is already better than Roger.. right?

:lol: The tread where BigJohn found the comment wasn't active enough for him. Gotta drag it here :yeah:

Desperate times....

You two stop it already this is pathetic now. Just stop replying each other.

Matt01
03-17-2012, 10:14 PM
Congrats to Johnny-boy :yeah:

Djoker :smash:

NikolaBGD
03-17-2012, 10:16 PM
No, I don't get cross at posters who attack Murray. I get cross at posters who attack him when he nothing to do with anything I'm talking about. When people start badmouthing Murray, I don't attack their players, I defend mine. If Murray had something to do with what I was talking about, then by all means attack him if you want to get in a war with me, but don't attack him when has nothing to do with what I'm saying. It's just a cheap way to try and annoy me, and it doesn't work.

Well, it was an accumilation of personal attacks and trolling over a couple of years, so it was bound to happen sooner or later.

Not at all.

Little loser from Lewis island, for years he called Novak a garbage, shit No.1... suck it:angel:

Where is your Muzza, 4 straight loses in IW-Miami...

Make yourself a fool here cant erase this simple fact:wavey:

MIMIC
03-17-2012, 10:16 PM
Who cares? Fed is an old man now way past his prime, when joker will be his age he'll be happy playing challengers (or maybe acting in some serbian soap operas).

Here's how it works, BigJohn. I would respond to this post in HERE...and not drag it to the post match thread like you pathetically did.

I could do what you did, but I won't stoop to your level. :sad:

Noleta
03-17-2012, 10:20 PM
Who cares? Fed is an old man now way past his prime, when joker will be his age he'll be happy playing challengers (or maybe acting in some serbian soap operas).

He'll be good at that.:D

Blue Heart24
03-17-2012, 10:21 PM
Top 10 Johnny :worship:

Commander Data
03-17-2012, 10:21 PM
Djokovic already declining :lol:

MariaV
03-17-2012, 10:23 PM
JM :kiss:

It's funny how many people around here speak like Nadal is already in the final :spit: I'm sorry did Federer retired or something and i don't know? :eek:
Exactly, I don't get it. I'm pretty sure Federer will beat Nadal this time and the final Isner vs Federer could be interesting, can the old man Federer get revenge for the DC loss or will Big John keep up this amazing level.

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 10:24 PM
Djokovic already declining :lol:

No no no.

It's only that he did not really care about this title.

samanosuke
03-17-2012, 10:27 PM
Exactly, I don't get it. I'm pretty sure Federer will beat Nadal this time and the final Isner vs Federer could be interesting, can the old man Federer get revenge for the DC loss or will Big John keep up this amazing level.

lame attempt of jinxing

MariaV
03-17-2012, 10:30 PM
lame attempt of jinxing

I'm not jinxing at all. :shrug: Fed's been brilliant despite the illness he had and Rafa not so much. :shrug:

bokehlicious
03-17-2012, 10:30 PM
Felt like you did bash him. :(

Saying he lost two times in 3 tournaments this year and clearly not being as a dominating force as last year is no bashing, just stating a fact.

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 10:32 PM
Saying he lost two times in 3 tournaments this year and clearly not being as a dominating force as last year is no bashing, just stating a fact.

Hater.

arm
03-17-2012, 10:35 PM
Saying he lost two times in 3 tournaments this year and clearly not being as a dominating force as last year is no bashing, just stating a fact.

CLEARLY that's not what I was referring to.

Who cares? Fed is an old man now way past his prime, when joker will be his age he'll be happy playing challengers (or maybe acting in some serbian soap operas).

Noleta
03-17-2012, 10:36 PM
Saying he lost two times in 3 tournaments this year and clearly not being as a dominating force as last year is no bashing, just stating a fact.

True,but you didn't have to compare him to Roger,that was unnecessary.;shrug:

arm
03-17-2012, 10:40 PM
Are you serious? :spit: I don't even know wtf you are, I mean you don't even have an avatar. Where did i even mention YOU specifically in my comment? Don't get so excited just because you got quoted by the queen :smoke:

Then why the hell did you ask me that? :speakles: As far as you know, I could be very well showing my "outrage" around every corner of MTF... The fact that you don't know me was why the post directed to me surprised me the most. ;)

Branimir
03-17-2012, 10:46 PM
Nole come on. Pick up.

coonster14
03-17-2012, 10:47 PM
Well played Isner!!! He will be world #8 in the rankings next Monday. Such a clutch TB machine. :worship:

Full respect to him, many other players would have folded under the pressure of playing against the current world #1 in tiebreaks, 20 aces served against a quality returner like Nole.

Nole, he really dug himself a hole in this match by not winning the 1st set :o, he was serving for it, but served a DF, and then he made a bad challenge, not to mention the DF at 4-5 in the 1st set TB :facepalm: I noticed Nole was serving three-quarter pace 1st serves in the 3rd set so that Isner wouldn't attack his 2nd serve, but in a TB where anything can happen, that's exactly what happened, one missed 1st serve and Isner nailed the FH return winner to go up 4-2. Hope Nole at least gets to the final in Miami.

Hope Isner wins the title, would be great to see someone other than the Top 4 winning a MS1000 title.

HeretiC
03-17-2012, 10:47 PM
It was very strange because Djokovic usually estimates balls on his own side very well, he isn't delusional.

He completly lost concentration in that game, a DF, a lob attemp and he stoped the play and chalenged because he though his shot will go out (btw it didn't, it went right into the corner). He knew that John's shot hit the line even before the hawkeye result on the screen. This just shows how intense game is tennis, just a small dip in focus and bang - it costs you the match, otherwise it would have been a routine win in straights as everyone expected.

swebright
03-17-2012, 10:48 PM
Kudos to big John Isner. He was down a break in first set, able to come back and took the tie break. Big win. Real US #1.:worship:

I hope he can have a run like DelPo by the time USO comes. He's such as nice kid and humble, no one can trash talk him !!!

hiperborejac
03-17-2012, 10:51 PM
Big win for Big John. Novak played good except in tie breaks. He would probably win without that challenge in 1st set. He gave away point where he was in favored position. John served out of this world and was a favorite in tie breaks, Novak too nervous, bad serving.