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Old 05-17-2014, 03:39 PM   #46
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Default Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

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He was shaking his wrist during the match, I saw him doing that a few times.
Aaahh I didn't see it, returning those serves must have put a lot of pressure on that wrist indeed, but let's see what he'll say about that in the press conference..
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:40 PM   #47
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Raonic improved a lot, but mentally still not strong enough. Gifting Djoker too many free points in the 2nd set TB cost him the match.
Djoker performed like a pushing mug. No serve, no forehand, no backhand DTL, just pushing. Now dull has a much bigger chance of winning Rome if he does not play another 3 hours with Dimitrov tonight.
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Default Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

If anyone wants to explain to me why Raonic is nothing but a servebot, please, now it's the time.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:41 PM   #49
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Default Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

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Hmm, the wrist wasn't bothering him from what I saw. How can you say that? Not the first time Nole has struggled against big servers! He lost to Isner twice in the past 2 years
I saw him hold his wrist a bit in the 3rd. Not sure how much of a problem it was though. Novak was far from his best he struggled to maintain any lead he got like the mini-breaks in the two TBs and the early break in the 2nd. He dug deep though and really turned the match around through his mental toughness. He should be pleased as the crowd were overwhelming supporting him.

Raonic played well, went for his shots and gave Novak a lot of trouble but it never looked like he could finish him off. Even when he got the mini-break back in the 2nd set TB, you knew Novak would find a way to win it.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:41 PM   #50
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Very impressive performance by Milos this week in Rome. He outplayed Novak for a large portion of that match and it was really on his racket in the 2nd set TB there. He just doesn't truly have the belief yet to get a top win like this done, but the major breakthrough is getting closer and closer. Playing like this on slow clay against the world's best shows again what he's capable of when his mind is right.

If he can translate this play to RG in a few weeks, there's really no reason he can't make the R16 (which would be a career best result) or even a QF there.
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Novak's only strategy for today was standing 3m behind the baseline counting on Milos' poor movement.
Bet he won't repeat that mistake again.
Well he had to. He had no answer for Raonic's serve during the earlier part of the match. He tried moving far from the baseline to maybe retrieve some good first serves but clearly did not work.
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Default Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

A very embarrassing win for Novak who needs 3-hour to beat a servebot on CLAY.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:43 PM   #53
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Default Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

Milos was ballbashing and going for broke a lot when he started missing he lost. simple as that
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Default Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

Djokovic didn't played very good, but not bad either.

This was surely the best match of Raonic's career.
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Default Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

Nicely played by Raonic. Not quite at the best level in his approach tactics, but he had an aggressive plan and stuck to it. Only qualm I'd have is about that second set tie-break, way too loose.

Djokovic was reasonably solid, I'd say he has the best odds of winning tomorrow, especially against Nadal.
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Default Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

Kudos to Raonic. I didn't expect him to play so well. Nole was kinda mediocre though. It worries me that he was shaking his wrist a couple of times during the match. I just hope his wrist is fine.

Now, what's up with Raonic's hairdo? Is he trying to look like Clark Kent ? plus that hideous outfit with long sleeves . What, is he cold? Jesus ...
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Raonic won't play any better than this on clay. Ever. Yet he wasn't able to win. Some choking involved from Djokovic in the 1st but at least he got it done in style
You'd be wrong. I've actually seen Milos play better than this on clay. 2012 Barcelona (Murray and Ferrer matches).
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Default Re: Rome SF: Novak Djokovic def. Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

I kinda feel bad for acting like shit towards Raonic the whole match.I admit he is not only a servebot.He can ballbash with the best of them.Almost won if not for his choke
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Maybe more of like this...
More likely roasted witch faced serb. Whatever happens in rome he aint winning RG, book it , the eternal bookie favorite fails again.
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