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Olympics: Del Potro wins Bronze, beats Djokovic 7-5 6-4

LocoPorElTenis
08-05-2012, 02:35 PM
Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss
Another great match from Del Potro :worship:
Very emotional at the end, thoroughly deserved :yeah:

emotion
08-05-2012, 02:35 PM
:bigcry:
Djokovic didn't lose points on serve until it mattered.

Terrible result

tealeaves
08-05-2012, 02:35 PM
Well done big man :D
a good consolation medal after losing the tight SF against Federer :)

hipolymer
08-05-2012, 02:36 PM
How does Nole have more aces, more winners and still lose in straights? I think that also happened against Murray. :facepalm:

Johnny Groove
08-05-2012, 02:36 PM
:bigcry:
Djokovic didn't lose points on serve until it mattered.

Terrible result

Oh hush.

Delpo deserved it, clearly wanted it more.

venky91
08-05-2012, 02:36 PM
Bahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahha

Wait, Wait, Wait...

Bahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahha

Lleyton_
08-05-2012, 02:36 PM
:woohoo:

More deserving player won.

rinnegan
08-05-2012, 02:37 PM
I'm glad Nole is done with this surface for weaklings. Time for the real tennis courts of North America.

The Fearhand
08-05-2012, 02:37 PM
Happy for DelPo...good for his confidence.

And sorry for Djo, but i'm sure he will rise again soon starting with USO.

Pratik
08-05-2012, 02:37 PM
Nole gets the distinction to be the only person to lose two matches this Olympics :p

emotion
08-05-2012, 02:37 PM
Oh hush.

Delpo deserved it, clearly wanted it more.

I mean, yeah, if you win, you deserve it. Djokovic couldn't deliver when it mattered, and to win you have to.
Just someone I dislike winning, someone I like losing.

finishingmove
08-05-2012, 02:37 PM
Happy for Del Potro. Obviously meant a lot to him.

If he was (unjustly) blamed for the DC failure of 2008, this makes up for it.

Roy Emerson
08-05-2012, 02:37 PM
Nole 2.0 is done and dusted.

DJ Soup
08-05-2012, 02:37 PM
Delpo making his comeback for real

cobalt60
08-05-2012, 02:37 PM
GREAT GREAT GREAT! So deserved! And he certainly has learned how to play on grass.

LastRocket
08-05-2012, 02:38 PM
Delpo 2.0 has started. Delpo is a fighter and belongs in the top 5

Mark Lenders
08-05-2012, 02:38 PM
Del Potro :worship: He was just amazing down the clutch. Both players striked the ball well and were mostly evenly matched, but Delpo just drove Novak crazy with his ability to come up with incredible shots in clutch situations.

Amazing that he bounced back so well after that semifinal, especially mentally. I'm very proud of his performance and very happy that he is taking a medal home, he deserves it :woohoo:

Sorry for Nole (who deserved it too) and his fans :hug: But Juan needed it more: Novak already has a medal and everyone knows how great he is. Delpo needed this to remind people with short memories of what an awesome player he is and can be.

Hope to see this two play in a Slam final in the future, it's always great tennis in this matchup.

nole_no1
08-05-2012, 02:38 PM
:sad: Nole looked far more dominant at the beggining. Lost only one point on serve in 5 games, missed 3bp at 3-2 and got broken at 5-5. I think it was not his day. Well done to Del Potro. Well deserved medal. After that epic against Federer didn't give up and won the bronze for his country :hatoff:

BroTree123
08-05-2012, 02:38 PM
So happy for Juan :bigcry: :hug:

This such a bittersweet reward, well done man :sobbing:

The Fearhand
08-05-2012, 02:39 PM
How does Nole have more aces, more winners and still lose in straights? I think that also happened against Murray. :facepalm:

Against Murray he messed up..especially in the 2nd set.
Remember when it was I think 5-5 and Djo was up 30-15 AND 40-30 and Andy was on his 2nd serve both were weak and Djo could have...should've punished that he would've broken there and maybe even won the match. Things would've been different now.

Still...I think Djo just didn't care for bronze here. He already has an olympic medal he wanted the gold so much.

TennisOnWood
08-05-2012, 02:39 PM
Aaawww.. poor nole girls


Great job Juan, you deserved this

Regenbogen
08-05-2012, 02:39 PM
Congrats to Delpo. People who think the Olympics don't mean much should watch how these guys react to winning a bronze.

Gutted for Nole though, I hope he can put together a good summer hardcourt season.

RandomChiller
08-05-2012, 02:39 PM
Djoker too dumb to use his chances, congratulations Del Potro though you should've been in the finals today.

Time Violation
08-05-2012, 02:39 PM
Happy for Del Potro. Obviously meant a lot to him.

Same here :) Bad grass season for Nole, fitting end I guess, hope he picks it up on hard again :)

zlaja777
08-05-2012, 02:40 PM
Congrats. First medal for ARG.

Luck was on Delpo's side, I feel bad for Novak, he looks so sad in his interview.

tennizen
08-05-2012, 02:41 PM
Good for Delpo. I think this is Novak's first really poor patch of play since the beginning of 2011.

allpro
08-05-2012, 02:42 PM
apparently djoker can't do shit without the eggpod.....hmmmm.

congrats to porto and the argies :hatoff:

samanosuke
08-05-2012, 02:42 PM
even in craziness didn't see this one coming. amazing result for Delpo . congratulations

emotion
08-05-2012, 02:42 PM
Good for Delpo. I think this is Novak's first really poor patch of play since the beginning of 2011.

He just can't be consistent. He wasn't that bad against Murray, but today he was shocking. Rather like Federer in USO 2009, fantastic in the semis, woeful in the finals.And once again, del Potro takes advantage :mad:

zlaja777
08-05-2012, 02:43 PM
Djokovic 0/6 on bp's in 3 or 4 different games.

Juz78
08-05-2012, 02:43 PM
I'm glad Nole is done with this surface for weaklings. Time for the real tennis courts of North America.

Is this guy for real?

habibko
08-05-2012, 02:43 PM
too big Delpo, so much deserved :bounce: :worship:

so much for the too-patriotic-to-lose joke :spit: :haha:

E-r-i-c
08-05-2012, 02:43 PM
If Nole get bronze he should go to Belgrade to miss the Canadian Open.
Congrats Juan.

Corey Feldman
08-05-2012, 02:44 PM
Delpo :worship:

deserved medal

LOL Nole, back to back slappings, leaves with NOTHING

good thing as well was some extra ranking points on this match so good job Delpo

HDW
08-05-2012, 02:44 PM
Well deserved dp :worship:

bjurra
08-05-2012, 02:44 PM
Anyone who questions the importance of the Olympics should watch Delpo's reaction to winning the bronze. Over and over and over.

WF4EVER
08-05-2012, 02:45 PM
Lovely!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Congratulations, Juan Martin!!!!

LocoPorElTenis
08-05-2012, 02:45 PM
Djokovic 0/6 on bp's in 3 or 4 different games.

Del Potro was amazingly clutch in all of them, including a running passing shot that caught the line by 1mm.

uxyzapenje
08-05-2012, 02:46 PM
Novak needs to take a break, focus and come back. Fuck Toronto, 1000 points and race with Fed for no1. He looks like he doesn't want to play tennis. And clutchovic who saves MPs and BPs is gone. He didn't save shit in last 2 matches and didn't take any of the BPs. And today he was owning Delpo until 5-5 and then choked so bad....

Edit: Congratz Delpo!

henke007
08-05-2012, 02:46 PM
Very happy for Delpo he so deserved a medal after the match against Roger.:clap2::bounce: Awesome to play like this on Grass :worship:

LocoPorElTenis
08-05-2012, 02:46 PM
With this win Del Potro overtakes Tipsy for #8 which is huge for seedings seeing as Delpo never loses against lower ranked players.

finishingmove
08-05-2012, 02:47 PM
With this win Del Potro overtakes Tipsy for #8 which is huge for seedings seeing as Delpo never loses against lower ranked players.

Good stuff :yeah:

cveks
08-05-2012, 02:47 PM
this was worst tournament with worst surface i ever saw in my entire life.

I am glad it is over.

Better player lost

Nole had more winners, better first serve and better stats but he lost - reason fucked up surface of so called "grass" of Wimbledon courts.

This tournament should be indoors not outdoors because organizers cant keep good surface entire tournament.

Same thing happened in match between Federer - Del Potro - also better player lost.

I like to watch tennis where wins player who can outplay its opponent and have more winners than he.

Tennis is game of winners not game of serving bots.

At least for me.

And this fucked up surface make up game where player who is better serve bot - is winner.

Mark Lenders
08-05-2012, 02:47 PM
Novak needs to take a break, focus and come back. Fuck Toronto, 1000 points and race with Fed for no1. He looks like he doesn't want to play tennis. And clutchovic who saves MPs and BPs is gone. He didn't save shit in last 2 matches and didn't take any of the BPs. And today he was owning Delpo until 5-5 and then choked so bad....

The match was very even, I thought. Delpo was just driving Novak crazy with his incredible play in clutch moments, that was the only difference in the end.

Nole already had a medal and has nothing left to prove, everyone knows what a great player he is. This was more important for Juan, who people seem to have forgotten what an awesome player he is and can be. Not to mention how much this medal means to him.

LaFuria
08-05-2012, 02:48 PM
He should have been playing in the gold medal game but still, great to see Juan make an impact on grass. Vamos Argentina!

LastRocket
08-05-2012, 02:48 PM
With this win Del Potro overtakes Tipsy for #8 which is huge for seedings seeing as Delpo never loses against lower ranked players.

Points for the bronze medal match :confused:

NJ88
08-05-2012, 02:48 PM
Did Djokovic play badly or did Del Potro play really, really well? I missed the match.

Sanya
08-05-2012, 02:49 PM
A player who wanted it more won. That`s all. Very happy for DP, didn`t see this one happening. :)

cobalt60
08-05-2012, 02:49 PM
this was worst tournament with worst surface i ever saw in my entire life.

I am glad it is over.

Better player lost

Nole had more winners, better first serve and better stats but he lost - reason fucked up surface of so called "grass" of Wimbledon courts.

This tournament should be indoors not outdoors because organizers cant keep good surface entire tournament.

Someone else had the mental fortitude today.

ZaZoo)
08-05-2012, 02:49 PM
Deserved win for del goatro.

As for Nole, his game and confidence are so trash atm, it's early 2010 like. God help him.

retister
08-05-2012, 02:50 PM
This does not bode well for us open at all. If Novak can't beat him here, he certainly won't do it in New York.

finishingmove
08-05-2012, 02:51 PM
Did Djokovic play badly or did Del Potro play really, really well? I missed the match.

Del Potro was clutch on the important points and Djokovic was brainlagged in those moments. Probably pressured himself too much with this. A medal from him was a given according to the local hype.

DjokerFan3
08-05-2012, 02:53 PM
Well done to Delpo on winning an Olympic medal :bigclap:, he deserved it after that heartbreaking loss to Roger in the semis.

Bad luck Nole, it just wasn't his day again (just like against Murray in the semis) :(, hope he can put the disappointment behind him quickly and play a great US Open series. :)

Vinceremo
08-05-2012, 02:56 PM
An amazing performance and victory for Delpo! Awesome really! After such a heartbreaking defeat against Roger, you could easily tell how much a win today meant for him. For the people that don't like him, should be tough to not feel at least a bit happy for this feat! Hopefully this will add to his confidence regarding his ability to play here on his least favourite/comfortable surface.

With this win Del Potro overtakes Tipsy for #8 which is huge for seedings seeing as Delpo never loses against lower ranked players.

To never be behind him ever again hopefully :spit: Vamooooos!!

cocrcici
08-05-2012, 02:59 PM
Good :rain:

bouncer7
08-05-2012, 03:08 PM
Nole ros on grass is the worst thing ever in tennis. Should learn from murray

Slade
08-05-2012, 03:12 PM
Very sad for Djokovic to end this way but I like both players so I'm happy for DP.

I didn't get to see this match, I stupidly watched Muger instead :banghead:

bavaria100
08-05-2012, 03:12 PM
Delpo :worship:

DJ Soup
08-05-2012, 03:15 PM
Delpo overtakes Tipsy, but Tipsy is playing Toronto and I doubt Delpo will. Wouldn't Tipsy overtake Delpo there?

lucyfur
08-05-2012, 03:22 PM
OMG! I'm so happy for Delpo! :sobbing:

superslam77
08-05-2012, 03:24 PM
huh??? unexpected

Singularity
08-05-2012, 03:24 PM
this was worst tournament with worst surface i ever saw in my entire life.

I am glad it is over.

Better player lost

Nole had more winners, better first serve and better stats but he lost - reason fucked up surface of so called "grass" of Wimbledon courts.

The better player is the one who plays best on the big points. If you don't take your chances, then you don't deserve to win.

Dmitry Verdasco
08-05-2012, 03:26 PM
:inlove::inlove::inlove:

I'll watch the ceremony now :hearts:

shiaben
08-05-2012, 03:26 PM
As long as Del Potro keeps going deep in the tournaments it merits respect. Especially after that crazy injury he had a few years back.

But probably at this point he should try to compete for another slam. Nadal is injury prone, Federer is olderer, and the only other threat is Djokovic and Murray. Guys like Potro and Tsonga need to take advantage and get the final results.

Regardless congratulations on the Bronze.

Nole fan
08-05-2012, 03:28 PM
Nole going through a really rough period, he will bounce back. :hug:
Congrats to Juan martin, great to see him back in the picture. :yeah:

BroTree123
08-05-2012, 03:31 PM
Nole going through a really rough period, he will bounce back. :hug:
Congrats to Juan martin, great to see him back in the picture. :yeah:

Your man had a great week anyway, considering it's grass :awww: :hug:

Pratik
08-05-2012, 03:32 PM
i'll piss my pants with laughter if Delpo wins this

watched his mixed doubles and the guy could hardly motivate himself to hit a serve

..

FormerRafaFan
08-05-2012, 03:33 PM
Congrats Delpo! Great comeback and well deserved! Proud of you :dance: :rocker:

electronicmusic
08-05-2012, 03:34 PM
Amazing, really happy for del Potro.

Nole fan
08-05-2012, 03:40 PM
Delpo needed something like this.
Thanks god the grass season is over. Now onto hardcourts. :yeah:

Federer in 2
08-05-2012, 03:41 PM
Looks like another poor effort from Almostbronzovic

swebright
08-05-2012, 03:44 PM
Congrats to DelPo. Very happy for Muzza and DP, who should be in the top 5.

Novak is just getting ready to win USO. He just needs to find his brain .
He'sjust missing out on crucial points. Losing the match despite having more points twice in a row can't be good, but he might feel quite pleased with it.

Mark Lenders
08-05-2012, 03:45 PM
It is especially amazing than Delpo is playing tennis of this quality and getting an Olympic medal after enduring a career threatening injury and facing wrist surgery. Inspirational stuff.

Delpo :worship:

Nole will surely have another shot in Rio, as will Juan Martin :D

BroTree123
08-05-2012, 03:47 PM
I'm really looking forward to the rest of the season, and that's not just because DP won Bronze, but everything that has happened in the Olympics this year. USO will be really interesting IMO.

As for the Olympics, for another four years to come :hatoff:

Mystique
08-05-2012, 03:48 PM
So thrilled for Juan! :cheerleader: He fully deserves this. Novak already has a bronze and really, another one will do nothing to his resume. Sure he would have loved to give Serbia a medal, but Delpo deserved it more and so glad he found the energy today to win this one. Didnt see the match,. but still :rocker: Pony! :)

asmazif
08-05-2012, 03:49 PM
Almostbronzovic

after years of tampering, I think we've collectively finally located the definitive Djokovic nickname.

nastoff
08-05-2012, 03:50 PM
they should have Olympics every year and elevate the tennis tournament to a 5th slam. Djokovic retreated to the mental state of 2009-2010 it seems.

chewy
08-05-2012, 03:56 PM
Well done JMDP!

tripwires
08-05-2012, 03:57 PM
Congrats Delpo!!! I switched over from Roger's match just to watch his winning moment - so touching. :awww:

Hope this victory leads to greater things for him.

alfonsojose
08-05-2012, 03:58 PM
Yes :D

Corey Feldman
08-05-2012, 03:58 PM
Argie hooligan fans being loud during Murray's medal ceremony again

THIS IS NOT AC-DC CONCERT !

coluta
08-05-2012, 03:59 PM
I am extremely happy for him! It was great seeing him so happy about the bronze medal!

IOFH
08-05-2012, 03:59 PM
No2e should retire.

Corey Feldman
08-05-2012, 04:05 PM
Nole probably saving energy for his vulturing in Toronto next week

Naudio Spanlatine
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HAND ME A TISSUE, I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO PROUD TO BE A FAN OF THIS MAN:hysteric: :worship:

I wish that Lori and Jay were here :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Aloevera
08-05-2012, 04:22 PM
Well, US Open must be very interesting this year... no?

Nole fan
08-05-2012, 04:28 PM
they should have Olympics every year and elevate the tennis tournament to a 5th slam. Djokovic retreated to the mental state of 2009-2010 it seems.

I know, it looks nasty. :sad:
But tennis is cyclic, best times will come. At least he's still making semis and finals in almost every tournament.

rocketassist
08-05-2012, 04:29 PM
I know, it looks nasty. :sad:
But tennis is cyclic, best times will come. At least he's still making semis and finals in almost every tournament.

He still won one GS this year so you can't call it a bad year for him.

scoobs
08-05-2012, 04:30 PM
I'm sorry for Nole cos this will be crushing to him on top of losing the SF, but I'm really happy for Delpo, he was absolutely smashed by losing that SF to Roger and the Bronze clearly meant a huge amount to him.

Naudio Spanlatine
08-05-2012, 04:32 PM
I know, it looks nasty. :sad:
But tennis is cyclic, best times will come. At least he's still making semis and finals in almost every tournament.

Oh dear Nina, at least Nole won that epic final against Rafa which was the longest match in Aussie open history. Dont give up on him. I still love Nole. Yes hes not like 2011, but no one in tennis is gonna have the same aura that they had in one year. Even Fed after his amazing 06 year hasnt had the same aura and incredible year. Same as Rafa in 2010. But one thing you need to know is that Nole is still a great champion. And thats all it matters :hug: :D

Nole fan
08-05-2012, 04:32 PM
He still won one GS this year so you can't call it a bad year for him.

I beg to differ. AO is so far away now. I'm not talking about winning, he's there pretty much all the time. But you can watch the subtle changes in his mentality, no good at all. He fought hard to change all that but it looks like he's returning to his old self, losing matches because he's mentally weaker. Where did all that confidence go? :shrug:

BroTree123
08-05-2012, 04:33 PM
Champions bide their time Nina. He'll be fine.

BTW, how's your Tsonga quotes coming along (sorry for asking for the millionth time)?

AntiTennis
08-05-2012, 04:36 PM
Very happy for Delpo, he deserve it after that crazy match with Fed, he was very emotional at the end :awww::hug:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/561222_118365831643677_257235279_n.jpg

rocketassist
08-05-2012, 04:36 PM
I beg to differ. AO is so far away now. I'm not talking about winning, he's there pretty much all the time. But you can watch the subtle changes in his mentality, no good at all. He fought hard to change all that but it looks like he's returning to his old self, losing matches because he's mentally weaker. Where did all that confidence go? :shrug:

He lost to the clay GOAT at RG and on grass Murray and Fed are both more natural on it.

It's no crisis for Novak fans. Hard courts have always been his territory and he'll be back in New York. :shrug:

BroTree123
08-05-2012, 04:37 PM
Very happy for Delpo, he deserve it after that crazy match with Fed, he was very emotional at the end :awww::hug:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/561222_118365831643677_257235279_n.jpg

Why the hell does Murray look the most miserable, he won Gold for fucks sake whereas those other two pansies got cardboard box medals (I'm joking) :lol:

Corey Feldman
08-05-2012, 04:39 PM
Nole had his cycle :rolleyes:

you think Fed and Muzza were gonna keep playing like mugs and Nole was gonna win everything every year

the way i see is this.....

first half of the year is slow court tournaments = NoleDal's playground

2nd half are the faster courts = Murderer's playground

Naudio Spanlatine
08-05-2012, 04:40 PM
Why the hell does Murray look the most miserable, he won Gold for fucks sake whereas those other two pansies got cardboard box medals (I'm joking) :lol:

I think hes trying to sink this all in or maybe he still cant believe it happened ;) :shrug:

samanosuke
08-05-2012, 04:46 PM
Djokovic's ranking is proportional to number of his defeats at olympics

BroTree123
08-05-2012, 04:47 PM
I think hes trying to sink this all in or maybe he still cant believe it happened ;) :shrug:

Or maybe he just ain't friends with Roger or Juan. Awkkkkwwwaaarrrddddddd http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/oh.gif

Roy Emerson
08-05-2012, 04:48 PM
Well, US Open must be very interesting this year... no?

Agree. Hard to predict the winner.

Lleyton_
08-05-2012, 04:50 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/561222_118365831643677_257235279_n.jpg

Olderer: At least we have slams

samanosuke
08-05-2012, 04:51 PM
Olderer: At least we have slams

:lol:

BroTree123
08-05-2012, 04:52 PM
Olderer: At least we have slams

:haha: :haha:

Perfect ownage.

IOFH
08-05-2012, 04:54 PM
Djokovic's ranking is proportional to number of his defeats at olympics

3?

Mark Lenders
08-05-2012, 04:55 PM
Olderer: At least we have slams

:superlol:

Good one

Corey Feldman
08-05-2012, 04:56 PM
Olderer: At least we have slamsNasty

Slade
08-05-2012, 04:56 PM
Good shit @ the pic :haha:

Also now that the happy ceremonies are over, why did Mugovic lose 3/4 sets at 5-7? :facepalm:

Nole fan
08-05-2012, 05:00 PM
Nole had his cycle :rolleyes:

you think Fed and Muzza were gonna keep playing like mugs and Nole was gonna win everything every year

the way i see is this.....

first half of the year is slow court tournaments = NoleDal's playground

2nd half are the faster courts = Murderer's playground

No, you're wrong Mikey. Nole excells at Ao but also at USO and fast hardcourts. Don't forget he's won WTF, USO and Paris before and pretty convincingly. He's also knocked out Federer two times at USO recently and he's made three finals there. I definitely think after AO, USO is Nole's best tournament.

FormerRafaFan
08-05-2012, 05:10 PM
Olderer: At least we have slams

:lol: :rolls: :superlol:

Brick Top
08-05-2012, 05:32 PM
Congrats Delpo. You needed it more. :worship:

chenx15
08-05-2012, 05:47 PM
good job JMDP!!!

Eden
08-05-2012, 05:50 PM
I didn't expect that JMDP would have recovered from the SF to win this match. Congratulations to him and Argentina for the Bronze medal :yeah:

chenx15
08-05-2012, 05:50 PM
Very happy for Delpo, he deserve it after that crazy match with Fed, he was very emotional at the end :awww::hug:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/561222_118365831643677_257235279_n.jpg

Olderer: At least we have slams

too good. hahahah. i think murray is having an inferiority complex going

Björki
08-05-2012, 06:04 PM
happy for Delpo after his lost against Fed :)

Nole :awww:

nole_no1
08-05-2012, 06:08 PM
Olderer: At least we have slams

:spit: Too good

nick the greek
08-05-2012, 06:08 PM
Congrats to Delpo.Nole missed his chances at BPs(same like vs Andy)Delpo was clutch at most important points and deservedly won.

Commander Data
08-05-2012, 06:20 PM
Good for Delpo. I think this is Novak's first really poor patch of play since the beginning of 2011.

RG where he lost against grandpaerer

Slice Winner
08-05-2012, 06:30 PM
So pleased for Juan. Awesome SF and bronze match. :)

finishingmove
08-05-2012, 06:36 PM
RG where he lost against grandpaerer

No, he played well there. IMO.

It was Federer who was inspired.

Aloevera
08-05-2012, 06:41 PM
Olderer: At least we have slams

:superlol:

Murray: ..... (just wait... just WAIT!!) :armed: :armed: :armed:

Commander Data
08-05-2012, 06:58 PM
No, he played well there. IMO.

It was Federer who was inspired.

you are being too humble :hatoff:

Backhand_Maestro
08-05-2012, 07:26 PM
Agree. Hard to predict the winner.

DelPo

AO: jock itch

RG: Nadak

SW19: Fed

Olympics: Murray

USO: DelPo

Matt01
08-05-2012, 07:29 PM
So deserved after the effort against Fed. :worship:

Del Pony :awww: :yeah:

LastRocket
08-05-2012, 07:33 PM
Olderer: At least we have slams

:superlol:

LastRocket
08-05-2012, 07:38 PM
Delpo quotes after the match:

"I don't have the words to explain," Del Potro said. "It's similar to winning a Grand Slam (title) or maybe even bigger. It's amazing."
Del Potro had lost 3-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17 on Friday to Federer in the longest best-of-three set match in men's tennis in the Open era - 4 hours, 26 minutes.

"I think I'm the most happy of the world at this moment," Del Potro said. "After a really sad day two days ago, it's not easy to recover and to play these kind of matches."

Djokovic said he failed to capitalize on his chances, and that Del Potro deserved to win.
"Disappointing end, but I enjoyed it," the second-seeded Serb said. "It was a pleasure playing for my country."

bobbynorwich
08-05-2012, 07:39 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/561222_118365831643677_257235279_n.jpg

Why the hell does Murray look the most miserable, he won Gold for fucks sake whereas those other two pansies got cardboard box medals (I'm joking) :lol:
Maybe because a king doesn't smile when being bowed to ... either that or he's trying to be the neutral referee in their game of rock, paper, scissors.

:)

Argenbrit
08-05-2012, 07:55 PM
Olderer: At least we have slams
:haha:

Alex999
08-05-2012, 07:56 PM
Congrats to DP. Even as a Nole fan, I feel so happy for Pony. congrats to our Argentinian friends here too.

DJ Soup
08-05-2012, 07:59 PM
Congrats to DP. Even as a Nole fan, I feel so happy for Pony. congrats to our Argentinian friends here too.

cheers

NID
08-05-2012, 08:32 PM
Congratulations to Del Potro, a very deserved medal! Played some unreal shots today, really went for it.
Djokovic is...well, what pissed me off was not his play (I reckon he plays the best he is able at the moment), but his attitude and on-court behaviour. He behaved like a petulant, prissy kid. Disgraceful.

Eliande
08-05-2012, 08:57 PM
Very happy for Delpo. Well done! I hope this means he's back. ;)

Sunset of Age
08-05-2012, 09:02 PM
So well-deserved. :yeah:
Vamos Del Pony for the USO. Looks like he's truly BACK. :D

finishingmove
08-05-2012, 09:07 PM
Congratulations to Del Potro, a very deserved medal! Played some unreal shots today, really went for it.
Djokovic is...well, what pissed me off was not his play (I reckon he plays the best he is able at the moment), but his attitude and on-court behaviour. He behaved like a petulant, prissy kid. Disgraceful.

Agreed. It was not in the Olympic spirit at all. But I understand him too, he wanted it too much and it just wouldn't come to him.

But, hey, if Federer has a shot in Rio, then Djokovic will surely have his as well ;)

SheepleBuster
08-05-2012, 09:30 PM
So will Nole change his diet again cause this is not working. He has not played like the champ he was for a few months now.

KarlyM
08-05-2012, 11:06 PM
I'm happy to see Delpo win the Bronze after his great match against Fed. :yippee: :hug:
t definitely meant a lot to him. Old Delpo is back. ;)

Nole :awww: He seems to have lost his mojo the last couple months. He doesn't look confident, and looks stressed (maybe from all the expectations of repeating last year on his shoulders?). I think he will be better by the fall - no big results to defend. ;)

Looner
08-05-2012, 11:14 PM
Well done, big boy. You took a chunk of the old man so you deserve your bronze silver :yeah:.

Edda
08-06-2012, 12:06 AM
Good comeback for Delpo from injury and surgery.

jrm
08-06-2012, 12:10 AM
happy for JMDP; i really thought after semis he would go down easy in two

Topspindoctor
08-06-2012, 12:21 AM
Poor Djoker. Can't even beat inferior players anymore :sad:

MuzzahLovah
08-06-2012, 12:24 AM
I missed most of this match because of the final, but what I did see Djokovic seemed to be playing worse than he did against murray, more errors and putting hands up etc .

seattletennisguy
08-06-2012, 12:25 AM
Delpo was really emotional after that win, more so than Murray was. I'm glad he prevailed over Djokovic, who hasn't really been the same since losing the French. I can totally picture Djokovic crying to his pet poodle right now.

FlameOn
08-06-2012, 01:07 AM
Vamos! :rocker2: I still haven't forgiven you for all your wasted chances in the semi though :o.

Djoker :awww:.

Corey Feldman
08-06-2012, 01:11 AM
Poor Djoker. Can't even beat inferior players anymore :sad:as shown in Roland Garros final :awww:

Topspindoctor
08-06-2012, 01:18 AM
as shown in Roland Garros final :awww:

Losing to GOAT isn't something to be ashamed of :shrug:

Losing to Del-Shitro is embarrassing, however.

Corey Feldman
08-06-2012, 01:21 AM
especially if its a 6-2 6-2 6-2 loss

Topspindoctor
08-06-2012, 01:25 AM
especially if its a 6-2 6-2 6-2 loss

Healthy Olderer losing to a "mug moonballer" in a slam final 6-1 6-3 6-0 was even worse, but of course, Fedtards like you tend to forget that match and instead bring up every match Nadal lost. Might I remind you that your God choked to Del-Shitro in USO final? :lol:

xargon
08-06-2012, 02:36 AM
"I don't have the words to explain," Del Potro said. "It's similar to winning a Grand Slam (title) or maybe even bigger. It's amazing."


Of course he feels this way even though he's got a real GS. He got the ONLY medal for Argentina. So yeah, it's a big deal for his country. It's like when Novak won the medal at Beijing. Not many are winning medals for Serbia.
Britain gets tons of medals in Olympics.

swisht4u
08-06-2012, 02:56 AM
Bronze doesn't seem like much but it's still a medal and something to be proud of.

Glad Murray got the gold though, he needed it much more than anyone else and another loss would have been too much. He's a hard worker and today he really deserved what he got.

fifthsetshootout
08-06-2012, 05:43 AM
I didn't expect that JMDP would have recovered from the SF to win this match. Congratulations to him and Argentina for the Bronze medal :yeah:

Come to think of it, JMDP recovered well after losing to Ferrer at the Davis Cup final --- even though he lost both times, he didn't show too much physical fatigue when playing Rafa last year in Sevilla.

This time, he executed his game to his best and played an excellent match against Djokovic. The fact that Djokovic served much better than JMDP, yet still lost, shows the improvements that JMDP made to his game. I'm so happy for this win, I don't think I've ever been so happy to see an athlete win bronze medal at the Olympics before. To an outsider it might "just look like bronze," but after seeing how JMDP played Federer in the semi-final, and how honestly happy and proud he was to beat Djokovic for 3rd, the tennis singles bronze medal shines something special this year!

Gonzo would be proud :worship:

jcempire
08-06-2012, 05:45 AM
JMDP Finally be 100% since 2009

Johnbert
08-06-2012, 05:53 AM
Losing to GOAT isn't something to be ashamed of :shrug:

Losing to Del-Shitro is embarrassing, however.

and the goat (:spit:) got destroyed by "del-shitro" at uso 2009.

Raiden
08-06-2012, 07:22 AM
Losing to GOAT isn't something to be ashamed of :shrug:

Losing to Del-Shitro is embarrassing, however.http://i.minus.com/ix7ntxX2ybjnd.gif

Crazy Girl
08-06-2012, 07:41 AM
Very very happy for Delpo!!! He deserved bronze, and maybe he deserved also a most precious metal.
DELPO!!!! :hatoff::hatoff:

henke007
08-06-2012, 08:42 AM
JMDP Finally be 100% since 2009

Great to see and on grass. Looking forward to US HC.s..

paseo
08-06-2012, 08:45 AM
http://i.minus.com/ix7ntxX2ybjnd.gif

:lol:

henke007
08-06-2012, 08:49 AM
:lol:

tripwires
08-06-2012, 08:57 AM
Nice to see Djokovic being gracious in defeat as he always is. :yeah:

DemiCrayanhan
08-06-2012, 09:15 AM
loved seeing him on the podium...go for gold in rio, just win a few majors along the way, will ya?

MM_1257
08-06-2012, 01:41 PM
I have found this Djoko quote in the Serbian press:
I don't know is there anything positive that I can say. I can only say that I am disappointed. I don't know if I should call it bad luck or to say that simply it was not meant to be and that he was better. I have to congratulate to my opponent, he played great. Yes there were chances for the match to go my way, can't deny that. But it is what it is.


I'd like to add - I am very happy that Delpo won a medal! Finally he is back on track.

Corey Feldman
08-06-2012, 01:49 PM
apparently had Nole won he would have had to go to Belgrade to show a medal

vulture only wants to get over to Canada and steal points

http://i.minus.com/ix7ntxX2ybjnd.gif
:haha:

Hypnotize
08-06-2012, 02:17 PM
I have found this Djoko quote in the Serbian press:



I'd like to add - I am very happy that Delpo won a medal! Finally he is back on track.
No other player handles victory or defeat as well as Djokovic. I'm sorry he lost but it just wasn't his day.

sylacauga
08-06-2012, 02:32 PM
http://i.minus.com/ix7ntxX2ybjnd.gif


:haha::haha:

This is just gold.

DJ Soup
08-06-2012, 03:44 PM
that gif should be saved and used every time it's needed

Sapeod
08-06-2012, 04:24 PM
One of the only times I'll ever be happy that Potro won a match. No medal for the faker.

DuMa
08-06-2012, 05:05 PM
why wasnt this a 5 set match? i never understood why the gold medal match is a different best of 5 when the bronze is still a best of 3.

MuzzahLovah
08-06-2012, 05:18 PM
"I don't have the words to explain," Del Potro said. "It's similar to winning a Grand Slam (title) or maybe even bigger. It's amazing."


Of course he feels this way even though he's got a real GS. He got the ONLY medal for Argentina. So yeah, it's a big deal for his country. It's like when Novak won the medal at Beijing. Not many are winning medals for Serbia.
Britain gets tons of medals in Olympics.

England hasn't got a gold medal in tennis in over a century- still pretty special :D

jcempire
08-06-2012, 08:49 PM
England hasn't got a gold medal in tennis in over a century- still pretty special :D

Yes, Finally Andy got one from Roger

That's Great. BUt wait so long

Looner
08-06-2012, 08:51 PM
No other player handles victory or defeat as well as Djokovic. I'm sorry he lost but it just wasn't his day.

:haha:.

IOFH
08-06-2012, 08:58 PM
No other player handles victory or defeat as well as Djokovic. I'm sorry he lost but it just wasn't his day.

Tearkovic disagrees.

http://sport.ripley.za.net/wp-content/plugins/rss-poster/cache/0610f_120130110517-djokovic-2012-australia-horizontal-gallery.jpg

I don't know is there anything positive that I can say. I can only say that I am disappointed. I don't know if I should call it bad luck or to say that simply it was not meant to be and that he was better. I have to congratulate to my opponent, he played great. Yes there were chances for the match to go my way, can't deny that. But it is what it is.

Arrogantovic.












(j/k) ;)

FormerRafaFan
08-06-2012, 10:43 PM
No other player handles victory or defeat as well as Djokovic. I'm sorry he lost but it just wasn't his day.

You got to be kidding me. OMFG

Roy Emerson
08-06-2012, 11:06 PM
DelPo

AO: jock itch

RG: Nadak

SW19: Fed

Olympics: Murray

USO: DelPo

Could happen.

xargon
08-06-2012, 11:22 PM
I like Novak but if he can't do it at USO I would love Delpo to win it.

Nole fan
08-07-2012, 11:57 AM
why wasnt this a 5 set match? i never understood why the gold medal match is a different best of 5 when the bronze is still a best of 3.

Yeah it's a really silly rule.

Chair Umpire
08-07-2012, 02:20 PM
If I have to put my money on who is going to win the next Golden Slam... that's Djoko.

Sapeod
08-07-2012, 03:57 PM
If I have to put my money on who is going to win the next Golden Slam... that's Djoko.
:spit:

Snowwy
08-07-2012, 04:08 PM
:spit:

Who are you putting your money on?

EliSter
08-07-2012, 04:24 PM
Who are you putting your money on?

Mugray?

jdenelle
08-07-2012, 05:24 PM
Congrats to delpo!!

Sapeod
08-07-2012, 05:26 PM
Who are you putting your money on?
For a moment, I though the poster meant all slams and olympic gold in the same year. My mistake. For the goldem slam, he only needs Rolan Garros. It's still not happening, but the post is not as absurd as I first thought.

Roy Emerson
08-07-2012, 05:28 PM
If I have to put my money on who is going to win the next Golden Slam... that's Djoko.

Me too.

Lleyton_
08-07-2012, 05:32 PM
For a moment, I though the poster meant all slams and olympic gold in the same year. My mistake. For the goldem slam, he only needs Rolan Garros. It's still not happening, but the post is not as absurd as I first thought.

Whatever the poster meant, there is only one Golden Slam: Graf 1988.

bobbynorwich
08-07-2012, 07:42 PM
Dfaker didn't even make the medal stand, another de-throning of the djoker who fancies himself as king. Long live the fake wannabe king.

.

Mr. Oracle
08-07-2012, 08:00 PM
Dfaker didn't even make the medal stand, another de-throning of the djoker who fancies himself as king. Long live the fake wannabe king.

.

Ever heard of losing a battle to win the war? Can't win 'em all. Get educated.

xargon
08-08-2012, 01:48 AM
Dfaker didn't even make the medal stand, another de-throning of the djoker who fancies himself as king. Long live the fake wannabe king.

.

17> 1 OG
11> 1 OG
5> 1 OG

Corey Feldman
09-11-2012, 04:24 PM
Very happy for Delpo, he deserve it after that crazy match with Fed, he was very emotional at the end :awww::hug:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/561222_118365831643677_257235279_n.jpg

Olderer: At least we have slams

:lol:

:haha: :haha:

Perfect ownage.

:superlol:

Good one

:lol: :rolls: :superlol:

:spit: Too good



Y'All were saying?


http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/happy/happy0029.gifhttp://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/happy/happy0029.gifhttp://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/happy/happy0029.gifhttp://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/happy/happy0029.gifhttp://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/happy/happy0029.gif

Why So Serious?
09-11-2012, 04:34 PM
That comment is still hilarious, just watch the sad face and Delpo smiling :worship:

Lleyton_
09-11-2012, 05:00 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/561222_118365831643677_257235279_n.jpg
Olderer: At least we have slams

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02335/andy_2335534b.jpg

Murray: Suck it

BroTree123
09-11-2012, 05:02 PM
Y'All were saying?


http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/happy/happy0029.gifhttp://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/happy/happy0029.gifhttp://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/happy/happy0029.gifhttp://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/happy/happy0029.gifhttp://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/happy/happy0029.gif

Well............


Only a few good months worth of laughter. But it was worth it :lol:

Corey Feldman
09-11-2012, 05:02 PM
love that pic of Muzza, Lleyton