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Old 03-13-2012, 12:24 AM   #16
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Default Re: Indian Wells R3: Djokovic beats Anderson 6-2, 6-3

He was playing in the hot and slow conditions against a pretty good player, who just won a tournament btw, I'm not sure what kind of enjoyment from Novak you all expect.

He never got broken, even hit a pair of aces down a break point and won 2 and 3, nothing shabby about that. Moreover, Anderson sure didn't fold, and match was over 90 minutes long, so the crowd shouldn't be too unhappy either
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Very bizarre that such an indifferent Novak can win the set 6-2. He definitely looked more motivated in the second, though.
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Default Re: Indian Wells R3: Djokovic beats Anderson 6-2, 6-3

Boring match to say the last. Nole playing at 40% and still winning 6-2 6-3.

The cap obviously makes him look and play like a gimp.

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poor kevin =( unlucky draw
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Why is this guy called the baker again?
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nole on a 2-match streak.
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careful with automatic assumptions that Djokovic will do well. tennis is an ever changing sport and no player always does well year after year unless they are named Roger Federer.

Djokovic looks off and got a bit lucky in a few games in this match that Anderson let nerves get to him. I'm sure Novak will improve his game as this tournament progresses but your blind faith is strange. And as for your comment about Wimbledon, that did happen but you can't assume every tournament a player is not playing his best that he will definitely start to play his best at the latter stages.
more often than not a player who is in bad form in a tournament gets knocked out rather than drastically improve. Djokovic is definitely not your normal player but even he cannot always defy trends.
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Keep going, my lord...



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NID, Anderson is so boring to watch

Anyways keep going Nole
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Anderson is a good player. Hit some excellent returns off Nole's second serves and put a lot of pressure in the first set. Nole played much better in the second.
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Nole looked in similar form to when he lost to Muzz at Dubai.
Not a good sign.
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Anderson has always been a player to watch. He has a giant serve and sound groundstrokes. Wonder why he hasn't achieved much more.
Cause his serve is erratic, you can see him hit 4 first serves and win the game without losing a point and in the next he won't hit a single first serve and his BH pretty much cracks down after few shots, Djokovic knows that and that is why he did not hit BHs down the line, no need to risk going to a stronger wing(to answer the poster who mention that fact).

It was strange that Djokovic won the first set with a double break with 5 winners and 12 UEs, in the second only one break but with 12 winners and 6 UEs.
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Nole is smart to cruise through these matches in 2nd gear. Learning from Fedal. Conserve your energy for the SF/F.
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Djokovic declining already .
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I agree; I watched the match and felt so bad for the crowd, Novak made this match not at all enjoyable to watch. he looked indifferent the entire time and lacks so much passion these days. he still can play great (or at least win matches by large margins) but often he looks so not excited! or happy. people mention it about Nadal or Murray sometimes, the fact they look like they are going through the motions out there / disinterested but definitely since the fantastic season last year Djokovic seems less passionate. that is concerning if you ask me but maybe he really is sticking to his guns about prioritizing slams.
then again the crowd pays for a good match with players who 'care' so it's a bit dissapointing
Of course he cares! He probably knew he could win this match so was not as pumped as he would be against the other big 3 or Tsonga and Ferrer. I doubt he will have the great year he had last year when everything he hit, when he most needed it, went in. Time will tell.
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