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12-12-2012 06:37 AM
manadrainer
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Originally Posted by r2473 View Post
Lukas Rosol:

1. Australian; Petzschner def. Rosol 6-0 6-0 6-2

Rosol was a figher in this match scratching out 2 games in the third set to avoid the triple bagel.

2. Prague CH; Bedene def. Rosol 3-6 6-4 6-1

Again, amazing effort avoiding the bagel in the third set.

3. Roland Garros Monaco def. Rosol 7-6(4) 6-0 7-6(5)

Tiebreaker and bagel sandwich. Tasty!!!

4. Dallas CH Cilic def. Rosol 6-0 7-6(2)

Bagel and tiebreak. A Rosol special.

5. Wimbledon Rosol def. Nadal 6-7(9) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4

Easy win over clay court specialist. Never in doubt. But as Rosol understands, a great champion will always take care of business against an opponent he's expected to beat. Especially in the 5th set. Routine wins are sometimes the most important.
12-11-2012 08:47 PM
r2473
Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

Lukas Rosol:

1. Australian; Petzschner def. Rosol 6-0 6-0 6-2

Rosol was a figher in this match scratching out 2 games in the third set to avoid the triple bagel.

2. Prague CH; Bedene def. Rosol 3-6 6-4 6-1

Again, amazing effort avoiding the bagel in the third set.

3. Roland Garros Monaco def. Rosol 7-6(4) 6-0 7-6(5)

Tiebreaker and bagel sandwich. Tasty!!!

4. Dallas CH Cilic def. Rosol 6-0 7-6(2)

Bagel and tiebreak. A Rosol special.

5. Wimbledon Rosol def. Nadal 6-7(9) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4

Easy win over clay court specialist. Never in doubt. But as Rosol understands, a great champion will always take care of business against an opponent he's expected to beat. Especially in the 5th set. Routine wins are sometimes the most important.
12-10-2012 11:30 PM
Yolita
Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

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Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 View Post
Tuna Altuna:

1. Kumantsov def. Altuna 3-6 7-5 7-6(2)

I don't think this one was streamed, but Altuna really troubled a player ranked some 500+ spots ahead of him.

2. Desein def. Altuna 5-7 6-2 6-1

I don't think this one was streamed, but Altuna really played well in his first QF of the season. You could just tell that he put 110% into this match.

3. Ergeneman def. Altuna 1-6 7-6(6)

I don't think this one was streamed, but this was a tough blow for Tuna. A shoulder injury right in the middle of his breakthrough season?! Maan this was one tough blow.

4. Giustino def. Altuna 6-3 6-0

I don't think this one was streamed, but Tuna really struggled in this encounter with his former compatriot.

5. Dzumhur def. Altuna 7-5 6-2

I don't think this one was streamed, but I don't think Tuna ever really recovered from this one.


Wow, I can't believe I chose 5(!) losses for Tuna!


Great post.
12-10-2012 08:22 PM
Orange Wombat
Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

There is acutally a player called Tuna Altuna! I didn't believe Freaky at first, then I looked it up on the ATP website.

My life is now complete.
12-10-2012 06:10 PM
Freak3yman84
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Originally Posted by djokovicgonzalez View Post
I was rather amused by that, I confess.
Don't lie.
12-10-2012 02:27 PM
ProdigyEng
Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

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Originally Posted by Yolita View Post
Not all... Some of us remember...

I remember very well in 2006, a Davis Cup tie between Switzerland and Serbia-Montenegro. I remember a skinny teenager playing his heart out for his country, even if he was facing the #1 player, who was at his peak, 25 years old, with the home support. But the skinny teenager was not waving a white flag, as was the fashion those days when playing Roger, he lost in straights to him, of course, but he fought with everything he had, and he also took Wawrinka to 5 sets.

And I remember the #1 player in the world, who was enjoying one of the best seasons ever, who was en route to finish the year as #1 for a 3rd consecutive year, go out of his way to call Novak "a joke", saying he wasn't really all that talented and predicting that he wouldn't amount to much.

To have the undisputed #1 player go after an 18-year old, who's playing a Davis Cup tie away from home is not cool.

The next year Novak beat him in a Masters final ( having beaten the #3 and the #2 consecutively to get to the final)... I remember that.

And I also remember thinking, when I read Roger's words: "I hope these words come back and bite you, these are unkind words from a #1 player to a teenager playing Davis Cup".

I'm not surprised that the skinny boy with the big heart is the one who's sitting at the top of the rankings right now. For a 2nd consecutive year. The fact that he also beat Roger in the final of the WTFs, after Roger had, whether intentionally or not, taken the bench allocated to the #1 player, is just the cherry on the cake.



Great post. Nothing better than seeing federror getting shut up and humbled. He's made harsh comments about all the other members of the top four, only for it to eventually come back round on him and bite him in the ass.
12-10-2012 04:44 AM
emotion
Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

I was rather amused by that, I confess.
12-10-2012 04:19 AM
Freak3yman84
Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

Tuna Altuna:

1. Kumantsov def. Altuna 3-6 7-5 7-6(2)

I don't think this one was streamed, but Altuna really troubled a player ranked some 500+ spots ahead of him.

2. Desein def. Altuna 5-7 6-2 6-1

I don't think this one was streamed, but Altuna really played well in his first QF of the season. You could just tell that he put 110% into this match.

3. Ergeneman def. Altuna 1-6 7-6(6)

I don't think this one was streamed, but this was a tough blow for Tuna. A shoulder injury right in the middle of his breakthrough season?! Maan this was one tough blow.

4. Giustino def. Altuna 6-3 6-0

I don't think this one was streamed, but Tuna really struggled in this encounter with his former compatriot.

5. Dzumhur def. Altuna 7-5 6-2

I don't think this one was streamed, but I don't think Tuna ever really recovered from this one.


Wow, I can't believe I chose 5(!) losses for Tuna!
12-10-2012 04:09 AM
Yolita
Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

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Originally Posted by atennisfan View Post
I told ya Djokertards either started to watch tennis only from 2011, or they have amnesia of any tennis pre 2011
Not all... Some of us remember...

I remember very well in 2006, a Davis Cup tie between Switzerland and Serbia-Montenegro. I remember a skinny teenager playing his heart out for his country, even if he was facing the #1 player, who was at his peak, 25 years old, with the home support. But the skinny teenager was not waving a white flag, as was the fashion those days when playing Roger, he lost in straights to him, of course, but he fought with everything he had, and he also took Wawrinka to 5 sets.

And I remember the #1 player in the world, who was enjoying one of the best seasons ever, who was en route to finish the year as #1 for a 3rd consecutive year, go out of his way to call Novak "a joke", saying he wasn't really all that talented and predicting that he wouldn't amount to much.

To have the undisputed #1 player go after an 18-year old, who's playing a Davis Cup tie away from home is not cool.

The next year Novak beat him in a Masters final ( having beaten the #3 and the #2 consecutively to get to the final)... I remember that.

And I also remember thinking, when I read Roger's words: "I hope these words come back and bite you, these are unkind words from a #1 player to a teenager playing Davis Cup".

I'm not surprised that the skinny boy with the big heart is the one who's sitting at the top of the rankings right now. For a 2nd consecutive year. The fact that he also beat Roger in the final of the WTFs, after Roger had, whether intentionally or not, taken the bench allocated to the #1 player, is just the cherry on the cake.
12-09-2012 02:25 PM
heya
Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

The Monte Carlo clay was flying into the air, which was new to Djokovic and he clearly was distressed off court too. He was messed up for 4 months before he finally focused again in October.
12-09-2012 02:20 PM
GSMnadal
Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

Nadal's level on clay in 12 >>>>>>>>>>> in 11.

2011 was arguably his worst in years, look at Isner taking him to 5. Roger keeping it very, very close Even having trouble against guys like Andujar. Only the Soderling match was really great.

And then look at RG 2012, guys were happy to win more than 5 games! Monaco grabbing 2. Ferrer, great clay player, sent packing with 5.
12-09-2012 02:06 PM
Abel
Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

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Originally Posted by Mountaindewslave View Post
sorry but the Djokovic losses on clay this year were less about Djokovic and more about Nadal. Rafa's best on clay is far superior to Djokovic's best on clay, I mean for gods sake Novak has made 1 Roland Garros final IN HIS CAREER. so far less success here than even Robin Soderling

so don't be naive about it
Obviously Nadal on clay >>>>> Nole on clay generally but I was comparing 2011 Nole with 2012 Nole specifically. I'm not sure there was much change in the play of Rafa over the two years - although he did learn things from the 7 successive defeats, naturally - whereas Nole's level obviously dropped.
12-09-2012 02:03 PM
Abel
Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

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Originally Posted by atennisfan View Post
Odd year?
More like 2011 was an odd year for Djokovic.
Or did you start watching tennis in early 2011?
You misunderstand what I meant.

2011 was exceptional in every sense, yes. What I meant re: 2012 was that he had a very successful year, playing to a consistently high level but this was undercut by losses in finals that he should (or could) have won. It's difficult to know, as a Nole fan, whether to be happy with the level he played at or slightly disappointed that he was very close to having another year comparable with 2011.
12-09-2012 12:28 PM
atennisfan
Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

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Originally Posted by duarte_a View Post
Roger had 2 seasons of similar level before and 1 after. 2006 wasn't a fluke year.

Djokovic however had a 3 slam season and only won1 the year after. So I can see how 2011 was the odd year for djokovic.

I told ya Djokertards either started to watch tennis only from 2011, or they have amnesia of any tennis pre 2011
12-09-2012 08:24 AM
duarte_a
Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

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Originally Posted by Alex999 View Post
2011 was one of the best season in tennis history (3rd best season in Open Era). It wasn't odd, Djokovic was that good. Was Fed 2006 odd too? don't think so.
Roger had 2 seasons of similar level before and 1 after. 2006 wasn't a fluke year.

Djokovic however had a 3 slam season and only won1 the year after. So I can see how 2011 was the odd year for djokovic.

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Originally Posted by Alex999 View Post
Nole def. Fed at WTF fair and square without any difficulty (that's in your head, btw, match is not over till it's over). Fed this, Fed that, uh oh ...
Without any difficulty?! You must be joking.
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