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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #220 on: May 19, 2012, 11:07:10 PM »
Good win by Novak, but really...Roger played like 'crap' for about 95% of the match. 
Why do you suppose that was? ;-()

Anyone notice how deep Nole keeps those balls that he hits.  What a pain in the a$$ to play against!  He hits hard, he hits deep, he hits with a good amount of spin and the problem is, he keeps freaking doing it, point after point.  He is playing darn good tennis right now.  Looking forward to the final!
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #221 on: May 19, 2012, 11:21:23 PM »
the buck stops here.
 
clay wariror will take care of business tomorrow.
 
tomorrow nole meets his maker.
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #222 on: May 19, 2012, 11:26:43 PM »
Good win by Novak, but really...Roger played like 'crap' for about 95% of the match. 
Why do you suppose that was? ;-()

Anyone notice how deep Nole keeps those balls that he hits.  What a pain in the a$$ to play against!  He hits hard, he hits deep, he hits with a good amount of spin and the problem is, he keeps freaking doing it, point after point.  He is playing darn good tennis right now.  Looking forward to the final!
that's the thing tho... good observation.... Novak hits so deep ... I'm really not saying this as his fan but it's crazy

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #223 on: May 19, 2012, 11:30:50 PM »
the buck stops here.
 
clay wariror will take care of business tomorrow.
 
tomorrow nole meets his maker.
not sure about that bud  :)>>>>... war here  :rofl_2:. Nadal is going DOWN  :))

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #224 on: May 19, 2012, 11:38:42 PM »
vamos great general alex. long time no see?
 
did you go buy that 12 year old scotch yet? you are going to need it mate.
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #225 on: May 19, 2012, 11:41:00 PM »
Did not see the Federer-Djokovic semis.  Did see the Nadal/Ferrer match however.  Read the post on the Federer/Djokovic match and it seems that Federer had to many errors!  Oh well; Djokovic is number one and for a good reason.  Now, if Nadal wins this tournament; Nadal will move back to #2 again.  If not; then it will move on to the next tournament - The French Open!

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #226 on: May 20, 2012, 12:01:00 AM »
Did not see the Federer-Djokovic semis.  Did see the Nadal/Ferrer match however.  Read the post on the Federer/Djokovic match and it seems that Federer had to many errors!  Oh well; Djokovic is number one and for a good reason.  Now, if Nadal wins this tournament; Nadal will move back to #2 again.  If not; then it will move on to the next tournament - The French Open!
Fed's game was full of errors and the serve was off, much different than the past months.
 
He almost didn't play Rome because of some physical problem but never heard the exact reason.
 
 

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #227 on: May 20, 2012, 01:31:22 AM »
Djokovic played better than Federer in that match. Federer only had below 50% first serve in and 42+ unforced errors, many of it came from his backhand. It looked like he try to swing better backhand in entire match.

So what Federer needs to do is find the problem and solve it, and recover.

For Final, I think both Nadal and Djokovic need to take care their own serving game, I believe Nadal will make big forehand swing to return Djokovic's serve and Djokovic will keep doing what he did well in last year, attacking Nadal's serve.


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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #228 on: May 20, 2012, 08:51:07 AM »
Djokovic played better than Federer in that match. Federer only had below 50% first serve in and 42+ unforced errors, many of it came from his backhand. It looked like he try to swing better backhand in entire match.

So what Federer needs to do is find the problem and solve it, and recover.

For Final, I think both Nadal and Djokovic need to take care their own serving game, I believe Nadal will make big forehand swing to return Djokovic's serve and Djokovic will keep doing what he did well in last year, attacking Nadal's serve.



Fed will be fine, if the serve is off then he probably has some back problem/soreness which rest will take care of.
 
Besides, losing to Djokovic doesn't mean anything is wrong, Nole is one of the great players and will find any weaknesses.
 
 

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #229 on: May 20, 2012, 09:07:33 AM »
What time is the final?
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #230 on: May 20, 2012, 09:23:35 AM »
Raining, heavy and slow conditions in Roma.

Rain delay for the women.

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #231 on: May 20, 2012, 09:32:01 AM »
Raining, heavy and slow conditions in Roma.

Rain delay for the women.
it sucks. and TSN will probably not broadcast this match. I'll have to watch some lousy live stream crap ... they are just rebroadcasting the Nole vs. Fed match.

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #232 on: May 20, 2012, 09:50:23 AM »
What time is the final?

the ATP final should will start as soon as the WTA finals & their presentation ceremony is over..

WTA finals is getting interesting now !! :lmao:
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #233 on: May 20, 2012, 09:50:58 AM »
Really heavy rain now. Courts covered, players (women) in the locker room, stadium empty.
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #234 on: May 20, 2012, 10:24:47 AM »
Sunday, 20 May, at Pietragenli Court, Doubles Final

Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Marc Lopez (ESP) d. Lukasz Kubot (POL) / Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 63 62 in 1h20'

Granollers/Lopez Win First Team Title

Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez captured their first ATP World Tour doubles team title on Sunday at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia as they defeated Lukasz Kubot and Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-2 in Rome.

In an all-unseeded final, Granollers and Lopez saved all nine break points they faced and converted three of their six opportunities to claim victory in 80 minutes.

"To win the doubles with Marc is very special," said Granollers. "He’s one of my best friends so to win with him is very nice. This year, with Marc, I think we are playing very good. We are very confident now, we are playing very good."

Both teams had been on giant-killing runs to the final, with Granollers/Lopez ousting No. 3 seeds Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic and Kubot/Tipsarevic beating No. 2 seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.

Granollers and Lopez had lost their four previous finals together, including on clay this year in Acapulco (l. to Marrero/Verdasco) and Barcelona (l. to Fyrstenberg/Matkowski).

The 26-year-old Granollers captured his seventh ATP World Tour doubles crown and first at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 level. Lopez, 29, also won his seventh trophy and his third Masters 1000 title after two victories in Indian Wells with Rafael Nadal.
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #235 on: May 20, 2012, 10:29:32 AM »
Nadal and Djokovic should have learned to play on slippery blue clay for preparation.

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #236 on: May 20, 2012, 10:49:06 AM »
slow, wet clay and heavy conditions  = advantage djokovic.......frauderacione francaise de tenis must be loving it and praying for exactly the same conditions in roland garros.......
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #237 on: May 20, 2012, 10:50:36 AM »
the end result is not changing anyway.......nadal in 2 sets.......
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #238 on: May 20, 2012, 11:38:20 AM »
Men MAY be ppd until Monday

women will resume in about 5' at 6-6 in the 3rd
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #239 on: May 20, 2012, 11:51:38 AM »
Raining again but the women are going to try to play on. Finishing up their TB.

I can't see the men's final being played until Monday.
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