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Old 03-18-2018, 06:55 PM   #856
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federer had double match point on his serve


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Old 03-18-2018, 07:12 PM   #857
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federer had double match point on his serve



a third MP as well, even.


but an amazing match. truly.

quality and drama rarely gets better
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:15 PM   #858
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a third MP as well, even.


but an amazing match. truly.

quality and drama rarely gets better


it was a great match for sure .. although I was waiting for del potro to start dumping shots into the net and hand federer to the title but he was game all the way through .. too bad he's not more consistent .. definite multiple slam winner with that forehand if he was more consistent and injury free
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:25 AM   #859
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haven't been keeping up with djokovic lately .. what exactly happened to him .. dude has hit a brick wall .. injuries, trouble at home, lost motivation ?
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:45 AM   #860
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haven't been keeping up with djokovic lately .. what exactly happened to him .. dude has hit a brick wall .. injuries, trouble at home, lost motivation ?
Injuries as the main reason, motivation to a much lesser degree. I remember when he was winning, he said it was very hard to keep on focusing as he used to beforehand due to the hunger being a factor.
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:31 PM   #861
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Djoker down 2 sets, making that comeback to set up a showdown with Thiem
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Old 06-05-2018, 05:12 PM   #862
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Djokovic with a heartbreaking loss vs a journeymen
Canít see him recovering from this
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Old 06-05-2018, 05:27 PM   #863
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Cecchinato
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:40 AM   #864
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Here's a post of mine regarding Djok's level

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His baseline stability isn't entirely gone, he's still grinding, but only on a pushing or at best semi-offensive basis.

He isn't daring enough to hit the killer shot anymore... hardly if ever saw him go for an actual clean / one-off winner against Cecchinato.

And no deeply powerful penetrating shots which could be returned for an easy at the net putaway either.

This includes his absolute reluctance to take on the DTL, particularly BH DTL.

This was a shot available to him numerous times, and he never pulled the trigger.

If he doesn't take these on, make or miss; opposition has nothing to worry about AND feels more comfortable about their game.

Additionally he's clearly declined physically, thinner than ever; and what this specifically means is less stamina and defense. His digs/reaches are now just getting under the ball instead of behind it, he isn't turning direction as quickly anymore.


Rafa/JMDP SF will be good... very good
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:39 AM   #865
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Stupid French neighbors at Roland Garros... won't let them put lights or a roof till 2020 (or 2021, I forget) get over yourselves, now we might see Rafa lose there when we KNOW he wouldn't unless rain messes with the bounce there.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:37 PM   #866
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no excuses .. nadal's not supposed to lose to this guy .. looks like he's turning it around as we speak
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How tf does bull lose a set to this scrub
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Old 06-07-2018, 04:45 AM   #868
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How tf does bull lose a set to this scrub

that scrub is the #1 returner in the world, statistically speaking.
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:26 PM   #869
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Diego Schwartzman has so much heart. Dude is a fighter, comparable to Rafa. Love watching the guy.
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:59 PM   #870
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5'7" guy .. he's definitely impressive given his height .. most guys that height would never even make it on the tour .. world #12 now
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