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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2012, 03:45:46 PM »
Can Novak reclaim the #1 ranking with a title here?

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2012, 03:46:31 PM »
Can Novak reclaim the #1 ranking with a title here?

Dallas - no because Roger loses 90 points but even if Novak defends his title he will still be 200 points behind.
Then we will fight in the shade.

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2012, 03:50:07 PM »
Can Novak reclaim the #1 ranking with a title here?

Dallas - no because Roger loses 90 points but even if Novak defends his title he will still be 200 points behind.

Oh... I forgot that Novak won this last year! :head-smack:  I knew that! :))  Thanks for the update... my mind is going!.... :rofl_2:

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2012, 03:57:27 PM »
I'm just watching the Nalby/Haas match. very tight second set, Nalby managed to take it (Haas took the first set 6:2). they both are making very strange UE ... Haas had some match points but wasn't able to convert.

too meany empty seats, kinda strange.
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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2012, 04:40:22 PM »
T.Haas def. D.Nalbandian 6-2 6-76(11) 6-3  :shakey: :PHEW:)
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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2012, 04:53:09 PM »
yeah, very happy for Haas. I thought at some point in the second set, after he missed to convert few break points  he was going to break down ...  he looked so frustrated. Nalbandian is a shadow of himself. He is simply not fit enough plus his first serve was absolutely horrible.

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2012, 04:58:07 PM »
The last time Nalbandian did serious damage on tour was October 2007. He's a shadow of himself, looks like he prefers his burgers/donuts regime to real training.
Then we will fight in the shade.

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2012, 08:44:40 PM »
very happy that Raonic won.  :))

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2012, 09:11:22 PM »
haas continues to shake and bake.
 
well done. he loses a final and bounces right back. could go deep at rogers cup.

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2012, 01:36:18 AM »
I don't know if this video has been posted elsewhere, but I thought Djokovic fans may like to see it.

Novak Djokovic News Conf at Rogers Cup 8-7-2012


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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2012, 04:39:32 AM »
very happy that Raonic won.  :))

I'm not lol,if Murray not to jet lagged he going to have to play him. :)~

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2012, 05:23:30 AM »
MASTERCLASS  - I hadn't seen the Djokovic clip before, so thanks.    He handles himself very well in interview, and, as expected,  looks un-phased  about coming away from the OG without a medal.   The transition from grass to hard courts will of course be a factor, but one that all who played the grass court season / the OG's will have to make. In this regard, it is a level playing field, and I'm not quite sure why he takes the trouble to point that out.  I doubt if Nadal / Federer pulled out due to the transition - Nadal is injured & Federer is knackered.
He gets Tomic as his first match, for whom the HC's are the best surface.  I expect Djokovic to come through but Tomic could be tricky. 

As for the rest, I see that the Haas/Nalbandian match was closely contested & went to 3 sets.  I am a DN fan, so feel sad for him when he goes out early all too often these days. He can still play beautiful tennis, but fitness is clearly an issue.  It is nice to see Haas playing well this season. He seems to be enjoying his tennis again & it shows.    His match against Simon should be interesting.

Thereare some quite promising matches coming up. Hopefully lots of good tennis.  I'm keeping an eye on Cilic / Baghdatis; Benneteau / Berdych; Del Potro / Stepanek.

Assuming that Murray will get past Cipolla, the Raonic  / Murray match looks the most interesting. 
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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2012, 05:47:35 AM »
Assuming that Murray will get past Cipolla, the Raonic  / Murray match looks the most interesting.

Bad draw for Murray,Raonic is the hometown boy here & i would not be shocked if Murray went out.But Fingers crossed Murray wins he's playing good tennis ATM.
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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2012, 09:39:13 AM »
The schedule for the 8th August:


Wednesday, 8 August 2012


    Stadium Start 11:00 am

    Radek Stepanek (CZE)   v   [6] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
 
    Not Before 1:00 PM

    [3] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)  v     Jeremy Chardy (FRA)

    Not Before 3:00 PM

    [Q] Flavio Cipolla (ITA)  v     [2] Andy Murray (GBR)
   
    Not Before 7:00 PM

    [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB)  v  Bernard Tomic (AUS)
   
    followed by   

    [WC] Frank Dancevic (CAN) & Vasek Pospisil (CAN)   v  Ivan Dodig (CRO) & Marcelo Melo (BRA)

   Grandstand Start 11:00 am

    Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)  v   [5] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
   
    Julien Benneteau (FRA) v  [4] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
   
    [9] Gilles Simon (FRA) v Tommy Haas (GER)
 
    [SE] Sam Querrey (USA) v  [13] Kei Nishikori (JPN)
   
    Court 1 Start 11:00 am

    [10] Marin Cilic (CRO)  v  Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
 
    [Q] Fabio Fognini (ITA) v  [12] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
   
    Not Before 2:00 PM

    Milos Raonic (CAN)  &  Viktor Troicki (SRB)   v  Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) & Radek Stepanek (CZE)

    Julien Benneteau (FRA) & Richard Gasquet (FRA)  v Tomas Berdych (CZE) &  Florian Mayer (GER)

    Court 4 Start 11:00 am

    Marcel Granollers (ESP)  v  [15] Florian Mayer (GER)
   
    [14] Richard Gasquet (FRA)  v Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
 
    Daniele Bracciali (ITA) &  Andreas Seppi (ITA) v  Kevin Anderson (RSA) &  Eric Butorac (USA)   
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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2012, 09:42:34 AM »
Assuming that Murray will get past Cipolla, the Raonic  / Murray match looks the most interesting.

Bad draw for Murray,Raonic is the hometown boy here & i would not be shocked if Murray went out.But Fingers crossed Murray wins he's playing good tennis ATM.

It's certainly a tough second match, SID.  Raonic can be a handful with that serve but Murray is one of the best returners in the game. He has superior all court skills. That and his momentum of late should see him through.  I'm looking forward to a good match from these two.

EDIT   -  Del Potro out to Stepanek in straight sets   6-4, 7-6  after a strange match full of breaks of serve. RS plays excellent tennis - lots of variety & he showed how sitting on the baseline can be a losing strategy.  I enjoyed this match.

Youzhny out to Tipsarevic, also in straights  7-6, 6-4.  I saw a bit of this but was concentrating on Del Potro.

Cilic beat Baghdatis 7-5, 6-3

Grannollers sent Mayer home in straights  6-3, 6-4.
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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2012, 02:11:56 PM »
wow, DP and Tsonga out ... I just got back home, missed all matches but planning to watch Nole and Murray.
Sid, both Nole and Murray have tricky opponents but I expect them to win.

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2012, 04:52:23 PM »
Novak should have NO problem with Tomic.  I don't see what the big deal is about him (Tomic) anyway... He hasn't shown me anything.

On Murray's match...he may have a little problem as Raonic will want to do good in his country.  If Murray isn't 'jet lagged'....then he should come through.

Del Po looked tired out there today.  I didn't see much of Tsonga...but he's out also.

Haas is looking pretty good.

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2012, 06:50:10 PM »
DelPo had a rough day at the office. Here's what he had to say about it:
 
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"I came here Monday night," explained del Potro. "It's not easy to play after a big effort in the Olympics, but I tried anyway. Now I need time to recover my body if I want to stay healthy. It's a fantastic tournament here in Toronto. I would like to play more matches, but Radek played better and was a good winner today."
 
 

DelPo can now rest, there's just no use pushing it so hard that injury becomes more likely.
 
He does play doubles so can still work on his HC game and some net practice which never hurts.
 

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Re: ATP - Toronto Masters - 6-12 August 2012
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2012, 11:57:21 PM »
easy convincing win for Nole. He literally blew Tomic off the court. I thought it was going to be a closer match. I can't wait for the Raonic/Murray match. It should be so much fun.