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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #80 on: May 07, 2013, 10:42:14 PM »
Again kudos to Grigor but Nole's movement was completely off for whatever reason. I just watched the match again. Nole was slow ... didn't even try to run some balls. ah, whatever. I don't care. Madrid is my least favorite tournament.  :\

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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #81 on: May 07, 2013, 11:57:18 PM »
I need to watch entire match. What happen?

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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #82 on: May 08, 2013, 12:06:00 AM »
I need to watch entire match. What happen?

What match?  :rofl_2:
 
 

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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #83 on: May 08, 2013, 12:08:13 AM »
Again kudos to Grigor but Nole's movement was completely off for whatever reason. I just watched the match again. Nole was slow ... didn't even try to run some balls. ah, whatever. I don't care. Madrid is my least favorite tournament.  :\

I saw the first set that I missed. Nole was very off.
 
He can get some treatment and be fully rested for Rome and RG.
It may be the best for him.
 
 

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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #84 on: May 08, 2013, 01:29:13 AM »
it doesn't matter whether dimitrov loses in the next round or in the semis........the big thing is that he now knows what it takes to beat the likes of djokovic and knows what to do when up against them when he faces them next time........that experience is more valuable going forward than a run to the semis or final.......winning titles part comes later once he develops his game even more.......
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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #85 on: May 08, 2013, 01:36:07 AM »
it doesn't matter whether dimitrov loses in the next round or in the semis........the big thing is that he now knows what it takes to beat the likes of djokovic and knows what to do when up against them when he faces them next time........that experience is more valuable going forward than a run to the semis or final.......winning titles part comes later once he develops his game even more.......

Knowledge won't be enough. He's not close to Djokovic's normal level.
 
 

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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #86 on: May 08, 2013, 04:07:34 AM »
Anyone else find it crazy that Nadal is FINALLY playing on Wednesday. Seems ridiculously late. And great win for Dimitrov. I wouldn't be surprised if he breaks into the top 10 by the end of the year.

It's not uncommon to finish the 2nd round on Wednesday. His opponent played yesterday so if Nadal were to play Tuesday Paire - Souza would have to be moved to Monday. It's quite possible this did not suit one of them (or both).

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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #87 on: May 08, 2013, 06:25:15 AM »
it doesn't matter whether dimitrov loses in the next round or in the semis.............

Nice to see you back, Start da Game.   And I agree this point. I doubt if Dimitrov expects to rewrite the history books with this win, but for a player trying to do well, beating the world number one is a good achievement in itself.  There is no need to maximise it or minimise it. On the day, he outplayed Djokovic.  And I agree too that the experience of beating the best players is necessary / helpful in order to develop as a player.   

I'm watching the Berdych / Janowicz  & Nishikori/Troicki matches, having some time, at last, to watch a spot of live tennis.   JJ did well to take the first set but he simply has not been able to do anything of note since then.  His focus seems to have gone. Berdych is up a break & serving 4-2.

Nishikori has played some excellent attacking tennis, painting the lines and forcing the first set out of  Troicki's grip.  He is up a break in the second set , 3-0,  and all over the court like a rash. Good stuff from him.

Azarenka looks unassailable here, taking the first set 6-1 & Makarova having to work hard just to hold  serve if she can.
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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #88 on: May 08, 2013, 06:46:18 AM »
Makarova has picked up her game & attitude & is up a break in the 2nd set, 4-2.  I hope she can take it to a 3rd set.
JJ lost   in the 3rd set.  He just fizzled out & once TB had the momentum, he remained focused.  Well done to him for getting through comfortably in the end, 6-2.
KN took the second set 6-2.  It was interesting to see him find his groove & then just play free.

Edit:  And Makarova keeping her cool & taking the 2nd set 6-2. 

I'm going to watch the Haas / Robredo match. Should be fun.
 
Edit: And Makarova played with conviction in the 3rd set to take it 6-3!  An excellent performance by her.

Haas has played well & took the first set 63.  Robredo inconsistent.
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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #89 on: May 08, 2013, 08:38:43 AM »
Haas does the job pretty well. Coming from 1-4 in the second set, and a dispute with the chair umpire he managed to pull himself together and win another consecutive match. He has nerves of steel cause the crowd was definitely against him today. We'll see if he's tired or not against his next opponent, but I think he's still good to go. What incredible endurance at 35.

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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #90 on: May 08, 2013, 08:41:03 AM »
Hasi takes it 6-3 7-5. Tight match with some amazing tennis. Haas hit 39 winners while Robredo got 19.

Could have easily gone to the 3rd set, but Tommy after being 5-2 down, won 5 straight games to win the match  :))
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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #91 on: May 08, 2013, 08:50:12 AM »
I thought Haas lost concentration early in the 2nd set,and Robredo played some incisive tennis to take the momentum. But he couldn't sustain it & TH found focus to go up a level. Some wonderful tennis from him to win this in straight sets.

I'm watching Nadal/Paire & will watch Monaco/Anderson.  It's 2-2 in the RN/BP match, going with serve.
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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #92 on: May 08, 2013, 10:22:41 AM »
Novak Djokovic vs Grigor Dimitrov Mutua Madrid Open 2013 - R2 - Full Match HDRip

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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #93 on: May 08, 2013, 11:13:58 AM »
it doesn't matter whether dimitrov loses in the next round or in the semis.............

Nice to see you back, Start da Game.   And I agree this point. I doubt if Dimitrov expects to rewrite the history books with this win, but for a player trying to do well, beating the world number one is a good achievement in itself.  There is no need to maximise it or minimise it. On the day, he outplayed Djokovic.  And I agree too that the experience of beating the best players is necessary / helpful in order to develop as a player.   

I'm watching the Berdych / Janowicz  & Nishikori/Troicki matches, having some time, at last, to watch a spot of live tennis.   JJ did well to take the first set but he simply has not been able to do anything of note since then.  His focus seems to have gone. Berdych is up a break & serving 4-2.

Nishikori has played some excellent attacking tennis, painting the lines and forcing the first set out of  Troicki's grip.  He is up a break in the second set , 3-0,  and all over the court like a rash. Good stuff from him.

Azarenka looks unassailable here, taking the first set 6-1 & Makarova having to work hard just to hold  serve if she can.

thanks......good to be back.......dimitrov should not lose plot, that is the key........we have seen many players in the past quite talented but just couldn't handle the process of taking their game to another level........
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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #94 on: May 08, 2013, 05:11:56 PM »
congrats to tommy haas and his fans at the castle.
 
 
well done tommy.
 
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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #95 on: May 08, 2013, 06:17:37 PM »
Tommy stays hot after a long week! Nice way to finish the match will the last 5 games. 

Nico again collapses when serving for a set. Such a pattern it's clearly in his head. That 1st was his, but per usual he can't find a first serve. I first noticed this at Madrid last year vs Ferrer. Just can't get a 1st serve in when he's finishing. Very disappointing year after a career best result in Melbourne. Just a series of failing to finish all the hard work that put him in winning positions.
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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #96 on: May 08, 2013, 06:56:55 PM »
Haas is so good. I really think he should've had a few slams under his belt.

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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #97 on: May 08, 2013, 07:04:39 PM »
Me knowing he could have had few slams is enough  :) Hate repeating myself, but his tennis career is an inspirational story.
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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #98 on: May 08, 2013, 07:35:54 PM »
I want to get married. get me a wife who can cook.

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Re: ATP/WTA Mutua Madrid Open (05/03-12, 2013)
« Reply #99 on: May 08, 2013, 07:43:09 PM »
Tommy and old school sexy lips def. Raonic and Dimitrov in doubles.

Also he's gonna play two matches in a row tomorrow  :whistle: :whistle: Why risking it Tommy?  :Confused:
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