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« Reply #200 on: August 28, 2013, 12:43:16 AM »
bud, I'm sorry but this is the stupidest thing I've read so far on this board. Think before you post  ;-().

Djokovic and Tipsy are moving in the same career path? Wait don't tell now me there will be Djokovic in his underwear on billboards all over Belgrade :yuk:

Its a fact that Tips/Djok are moving in the same career path. Djokovic has gone downhill since 2011 and is worse every year (culminating in him fully reverting to his pre-2011 self), just as Tips is reverting to his pre-prime self. Both their versions of the hulk is wearing off. One version was more hulk-like than the other of course, but they are both going downward.
“It is not too far way,” Toni Nadal told The Australian after Nadal collected the 13th major of his career by mowing down Novak Djokovic in an electrifying final of the US Open. “It is getting very, very close for Rafa to be level with Roger or more.”

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Re: 2013 US Open thread MEN - OFFICIAL
« Reply #201 on: August 28, 2013, 01:37:23 AM »
Out  :bye1:
#11 Nishikori Day 1
#14 Janowicz Day 2
#15 Almagro Day 2
#25 Dimitrov Day 2
#30 Gulbis  Day 1
What a 1R massacre! :paper bag:

Americans
Isner  Winner
Steve Johnson  Buster  :\
Young  Winner
Querrey  Winner
Kudla  Winner
Klahn  Winner
Sock!!!!  Winner  :toot:
Hard Luck Harrison  Loser
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Re: 2013 US Open thread MEN - OFFICIAL
« Reply #202 on: August 28, 2013, 01:43:02 AM »
Alex, your Gloom-And-Doom for Murray comments are :hysterical: :hysterical:

You're driving poor sid more bats**t than I can, my friend 

Keep it up!!!   :rofl_2:
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« Reply #203 on: August 28, 2013, 03:17:01 AM »
I thought Zemlja-Dodig was going to be an interesting 1R match in Montreal. Grega must have been ill or something. Looked completely out of sorts. Lost 1 & 1 in an hour.

Impressive recovery against Roger.

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« Reply #204 on: August 28, 2013, 08:17:50 AM »
Jerzy looks like a charlatan to me. The second coming of Goran.

He loves his new found celebrity more than winning tennis.

Bill, no matter how much you write about Jerzy's game, you're going to miss the boat with this kid if you leave out his brain.

When he was down 2 breaks at 1-4 in the 2nd set, he played lights out tennis for 3 games to get back to (serving) at 4-4. Maximo was overwhelmed. At worst, all he had to do was hold 2 more times, get to a TB, then steamroll over Maximo to get to 1-1 sets.

What does he do instead? Plays like a mental patient and gets broken.


Jerzy Janowicz
Jerzy Janowicz lost in the first round of the U.S. Open for the second year in a row. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)



 
NEW YORK — Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz, hampered by a back injury, lost to No. 247 Maximo Gonzalez 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Janowicz, the 14th seed, injured his back on Saturday while working out at the gym with his trainer. He said he doesn’t know the severity of the injury.

“I could barely walk, I couldn’t practice,” Janowicz said. “I couldn’t find a normal position to sleep.”

Janowicz, who was drawn into the weakest quarter of the draw that’s led by No. 4 David Ferrer, rued his bad luck and missed opportunity.

“I was in really good shape,” he said. “That’s why I’m frickin’ disappointed.”

The 22-year-old Janowicz struggled to unleash his booming serve after taking pain-killing injections in the right side of his lower back before the match. The Polish No. 1 said it felt like a knife going into his lower back whenever he tried to serve. He finished with only three aces. At one point, he even tried to catch Gonzalez off guard with an underhand serve.



Gonzalez, 30, an Argentine qualifier, entered the match with a 2-9 career record on hard courts and 4-10 mark at Grand Slam tournaments. Asked if Gonzalez surprised him, Janowicz responded: “How can he surprise me when I couldn’t serve? That’s a stupid question. Maybe I surprised him.”

Last year, Janowicz strained a leg muscle four days before the U.S. Open. He went on to lose to No. 1,098 Dennis Novikov, then a UCLA sophomore, in the first round.

“I’m so unlucky every time in New York,” Janowicz said. He joked, “Maybe I’m practicing too hard for New York.”

Without knowing the extent of his injury, Janowicz said he wasn’t sure of his plans for the fall, which includes an important World Group Davis Cup playoff tie against Australia in Poland next month.

“I was planning after the match [to get] an MRI or X-ray,” Janowicz said, “but now I don’t care.”

Gonzalez will play Jack Sock in the second round. Sock, a 20-year-old American, led 7-6 (2), 3-6, 5-2 when his first-round opponent, Philipp Petzschner, retired.
http://tennis.si.com/2013/08/27/jerzy-janowicz-us-open/

For me, he needs mental development program and better decision making.   :mad1:
What the hell, how does he get this injure!?


No offense, dude, I know you're a huge fan of his, but here he just comes across as a jerk and making excuses. Injury here, injury last year, at the AO he blamed the lines people...

The Americans are doing great carrying the flag for once! Isner and Querrey both winning comfortably (Querrey after a hard first two sets), Sock doing really well, Klahn, Kudla, and Young winning. And on the women's side, Sloane, Hampton, and McHale all won. And of course Serena. And Duval had a huge upset over Stosur. Sorry, not the women thread XD

Rafa is the FIRST to qualify for WTF this year! :D

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Re: 2013 US Open thread MEN - OFFICIAL
« Reply #205 on: August 28, 2013, 09:30:37 AM »

Its a fact that Tips/Djok are moving in the same career path. Djokovic has gone downhill since 2011 and is worse every year (culminating in him fully reverting to his pre-2011 self), just as Tips is reverting to his pre-prime self. Both their versions of the hulk is wearing off. One version was more hulk-like than the other of course, but they are both going downward.

are u always this high while posting or is it just once in a while mistake ?? You are comparing Nole & Tipsy as players having similar career paths ??
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sincere advise : do think twice before posting. :)

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Re: 2013 US Open thread MEN - OFFICIAL
« Reply #206 on: August 28, 2013, 10:20:45 AM »
Jerzy looks like a charlatan to me. The second coming of Goran.

He loves his new found celebrity more than winning tennis.

Bill, no matter how much you write about Jerzy's game, you're going to miss the boat with this kid if you leave out his brain.

When he was down 2 breaks at 1-4 in the 2nd set, he played lights out tennis for 3 games to get back to (serving) at 4-4. Maximo was overwhelmed. At worst, all he had to do was hold 2 more times, get to a TB, then steamroll over Maximo to get to 1-1 sets.

What does he do instead? Plays like a mental patient and gets broken.


Jerzy Janowicz
Jerzy Janowicz lost in the first round of the U.S. Open for the second year in a row. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)



 
NEW YORK — Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz, hampered by a back injury, lost to No. 247 Maximo Gonzalez 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Janowicz, the 14th seed, injured his back on Saturday while working out at the gym with his trainer. He said he doesn’t know the severity of the injury.

“I could barely walk, I couldn’t practice,” Janowicz said. “I couldn’t find a normal position to sleep.”

Janowicz, who was drawn into the weakest quarter of the draw that’s led by No. 4 David Ferrer, rued his bad luck and missed opportunity.

“I was in really good shape,” he said. “That’s why I’m frickin’ disappointed.”

The 22-year-old Janowicz struggled to unleash his booming serve after taking pain-killing injections in the right side of his lower back before the match. The Polish No. 1 said it felt like a knife going into his lower back whenever he tried to serve. He finished with only three aces. At one point, he even tried to catch Gonzalez off guard with an underhand serve.



Gonzalez, 30, an Argentine qualifier, entered the match with a 2-9 career record on hard courts and 4-10 mark at Grand Slam tournaments. Asked if Gonzalez surprised him, Janowicz responded: “How can he surprise me when I couldn’t serve? That’s a stupid question. Maybe I surprised him.”

Last year, Janowicz strained a leg muscle four days before the U.S. Open. He went on to lose to No. 1,098 Dennis Novikov, then a UCLA sophomore, in the first round.

“I’m so unlucky every time in New York,” Janowicz said. He joked, “Maybe I’m practicing too hard for New York.”

Without knowing the extent of his injury, Janowicz said he wasn’t sure of his plans for the fall, which includes an important World Group Davis Cup playoff tie against Australia in Poland next month.

“I was planning after the match [to get] an MRI or X-ray,” Janowicz said, “but now I don’t care.”

Gonzalez will play Jack Sock in the second round. Sock, a 20-year-old American, led 7-6 (2), 3-6, 5-2 when his first-round opponent, Philipp Petzschner, retired.
http://tennis.si.com/2013/08/27/jerzy-janowicz-us-open/

For me, he needs mental development program and better decision making.   :mad1:
What the hell, how does he get this injure!?


No offense, dude, I know you're a huge fan of his, but here he just comes across as a jerk and making excuses. Injury here, injury last year, at the AO he blamed the lines people...

The Americans are doing great carrying the flag for once! Isner and Querrey both winning comfortably (Querrey after a hard first two sets), Sock doing really well, Klahn, Kudla, and Young winning. And on the women's side, Sloane, Hampton, and McHale all won. And of course Serena. And Duval had a huge upset over Stosur. Sorry, not the women thread XD


It is not offensive, it is true.
It is better give him a big bunch otherwise he doesn't know what is professional all about.
He is totally impatient for match he lost in North America Hard Court Season. He does not have toughness and attitude as Hewitt has.

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Re: 2013 US Open thread MEN - OFFICIAL
« Reply #207 on: August 28, 2013, 10:49:52 AM »
Out  :bye1:
#11 Nishikori Day 1
#14 Janowicz Day 2
#15 Almagro Day 2
#25 Dimitrov Day 2
#30 Gulbis  Day 1
What a 1R massacre! :paper bag:

Hard Luck Harrison  Loser

This was really sad. I don't care much for Almagro but the rest of the folks are the young ones and they're totally failing.  :\


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« Reply #208 on: August 28, 2013, 11:07:10 AM »

Its a fact that Tips/Djok are moving in the same career path. Djokovic has gone downhill since 2011 and is worse every year (culminating in him fully reverting to his pre-2011 self), just as Tips is reverting to his pre-prime self. Both their versions of the hulk is wearing off. One version was more hulk-like than the other of course, but they are both going downward.

are u always this high while posting or is it just once in a while mistake ?? You are comparing Nole & Tipsy as players having similar career paths ??
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sincere advise : do think twice before posting. :)

I get the impression you think that I'm saying Djokovic/Tips are on the same level. No.... I'm saying their careers both had a sudden improvement (almost out of the blue, with Djok's 2011 being the strangest of all) and both are now reverting to their normal levels. Djokovic was considered mentally and physically invincible in 2011. Prior to 2011, Djokovic was considered almost a choker. In the last 12 months he's lost a US Open Final in 5 sets, a French Open SF in 5 sets (after being up a break in the 5th set), and also displayed his old 'quitter' routine in the Wimbledon Final (he was a quitter, prior to 2011). Either that or he was just really tired from the Del Potro SF - a major contrast to his brilliant 2011 stamina. And he again showed his lack of mental strength vs Nadal at Montreal. And look at Tipsarevic.....ranked 49 at the end of 2010, then ranked 9 at the end of 2011, and now ranked 21. Same story, same path.
“It is not too far way,” Toni Nadal told The Australian after Nadal collected the 13th major of his career by mowing down Novak Djokovic in an electrifying final of the US Open. “It is getting very, very close for Rafa to be level with Roger or more.”

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Re: 2013 US Open thread MEN - OFFICIAL
« Reply #209 on: August 28, 2013, 01:20:28 PM »
Damn US Open! cry cry cry

Why didn't the USTA put a bubble over the tennis center years ago? Just move it underground! cry cry cry

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« Reply #210 on: August 28, 2013, 01:23:30 PM »
Damn US Open! cry cry cry

Why didn't the USTA put a bubble over the tennis center years ago? Just move it underground! cry cry cry

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I'm glad its raining. The more it rains the more matches we have to look forward to. Hoping for a Tuesday finish. Better to spread the tournament out than rush through it.
“It is not too far way,” Toni Nadal told The Australian after Nadal collected the 13th major of his career by mowing down Novak Djokovic in an electrifying final of the US Open. “It is getting very, very close for Rafa to be level with Roger or more.”

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« Reply #211 on: August 28, 2013, 02:06:46 PM »
DP/GGL should be an interesting match. I expect DP to win, but GGL could be a tough cookie.

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« Reply #212 on: August 28, 2013, 02:28:34 PM »
darn, rain again. it looks like it'll be raining on and off all day long  :ranting:

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« Reply #213 on: August 28, 2013, 04:08:39 PM »
Out  :bye1:
#11 Nishikori Day 1
#14 Janowicz Day 2
#15 Almagro Day 2
#25 Dimitrov Day 2
#30 Gulbis  Day 1
What a 1R massacre! :paper bag:

Americans
Isner  Winner
Steve Johnson  Buster  :\
Young  Winner
Querrey  Winner
Kudla  Winner
Klahn  Winner
Sock!!!!  Winner  :toot:
Hard Luck Harrison  Loser

I heard Sock has a new girlfriend.  Can you guess who it is?  They said it's...............wait for it.................wait for it.................. Bartoli

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« Reply #214 on: August 28, 2013, 04:12:56 PM »
Damn US Open! cry cry cry

Why didn't the USTA put a bubble over the tennis center years ago? Just move it underground! cry cry cry

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I'm glad its raining. The more it rains the more matches we have to look forward to. Hoping for a Tuesday finish. Better to spread the tournament out than rush through it.

I will kill someone if they end up having to move the final to Tuesday. I paid a dang lot for my ticket Monday and I ain't missing out just cause of rain!

Rafa is the FIRST to qualify for WTF this year! :D

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Re: 2013 US Open thread MEN - OFFICIAL
« Reply #215 on: August 28, 2013, 04:14:53 PM »
Damn US Open! cry cry cry

Why didn't the USTA put a bubble over the tennis center years ago? Just move it underground! cry cry cry

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I'm glad its raining. The more it rains the more matches we have to look forward to. Hoping for a Tuesday finish. Better to spread the tournament out than rush through it.

I will kill someone if they end up having to move the final to Tuesday. I paid a dang lot for my ticket Monday and I ain't missing out just cause of rain!

Hopefully it won't have to go to Tuesday. :rofl_2:  The good news is that they do play at night on all courts at the Open, so they still have a chance to 'catch up'. 

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« Reply #216 on: August 28, 2013, 04:24:01 PM »
Yeah, so far they've only cancelled women's matches, so they're trying to go ahead and finish the first round for the men tonight.

Rafa is the FIRST to qualify for WTF this year! :D

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« Reply #217 on: August 28, 2013, 05:35:14 PM »
Alex, your Gloom-And-Doom for Murray comments are :hysterical: :hysterical:

You're driving poor sid more bats**t than I can, my friend 

Keep it up!!!   :rofl_2:

Just what i'd expect from you.It's people like you that drives people away from tennis boards.Your a sick'O bab's & i feel sorry for you.

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« Reply #218 on: August 28, 2013, 05:44:18 PM »

Its a fact that Tips/Djok are moving in the same career path. Djokovic has gone downhill since 2011 and is worse every year (culminating in him fully reverting to his pre-2011 self), just as Tips is reverting to his pre-prime self. Both their versions of the hulk is wearing off. One version was more hulk-like than the other of course, but they are both going downward.

are u always this high while posting or is it just once in a while mistake ?? You are comparing Nole & Tipsy as players having similar career paths ??
 :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

sincere advise : do think twice before posting. :)

I get the impression you think that I'm saying Djokovic/Tips are on the same level. No.... I'm saying their careers both had a sudden improvement (almost out of the blue, with Djok's 2011 being the strangest of all) and both are now reverting to their normal levels. Djokovic was considered mentally and physically invincible in 2011. Prior to 2011, Djokovic was considered almost a choker. In the last 12 months he's lost a US Open Final in 5 sets, a French Open SF in 5 sets (after being up a break in the 5th set), and also displayed his old 'quitter' routine in the Wimbledon Final (he was a quitter, prior to 2011). Either that or he was just really tired from the Del Potro SF - a major contrast to his brilliant 2011 stamina. And he again showed his lack of mental strength vs Nadal at Montreal. And look at Tipsarevic.....ranked 49 at the end of 2010, then ranked 9 at the end of 2011, and now ranked 21. Same story, same path.

I know you've not sait this right out,(Djokovic/Tips almost out of the blue, with Djok's 2011 being the strangest of all)are you saying thay were on roids,cos that's how your post comes across to me.

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« Reply #219 on: August 28, 2013, 06:28:42 PM »
At last I can watch some tennis! And Del Potro gets a break to go up 3-2 in the 3rd set, having won the first set, but losing the 2nd set tb. I  think this will be over in 4 sets, but D-P looking less than sharp out there.

       
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