(10) Almagro - (24) Janowicz

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  1. librarysteg

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    I've got to be up in a few hours so I guess I'll have to go to bed hoping JJ can pull off another comeback.
     
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  2. jskycatcher

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    This.

    In first set he was crying to umpire about JJs 25 sec. rule while Jerzy was waiting with serve because of wind. Ultra ******bag.
     
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  3. berg

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    That's what I'm talking about. Dropshot craftsmanship. I'll take that, serve and volley, aggressive net game, power, etc etc over a one dimensional topspin game any day.
     
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  4. pundekman

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    I got good money on Almagro to take this in 4 sets or less
     
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  5. Sid_Vicious

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    What a pathetic miss by Janowicz. He hit a forehand like 20 feet long.

    His serve is top notch and his movement is extremely good even though he is 6ft 8. The rest of his game is not impressive.
     
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  6. berg

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    Not following very closely are we?
     
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  7. boramiNYC

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    JJ's got game and most likely get better but Alamgro's too solid for him. Mentally Almagro is far superior. No match. Good learning experience for JJ tho.
     
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  8. berg

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    This match was over two days ago, before it even started. That's what happens when you play without tape.
     
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  9. Sid_Vicious

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    I have been watching this match for the past 2 hours. Perhaps you haven't been watching it closely. Janowicz has won only 42% of his second serve points. Almagro not only dismantled Janowicz from the baseline, he has also out-served him.
     
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  10. ductrung3993

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    Almagro hits very flat ball to me.
     
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  11. boramiNYC

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    He can flatten out at time to time but mostly he hits mucho topspin on both wings. He constructs points with topspin placement more than hitting through the opponent with blistering flat winners, which JJ does more often.
     
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  12. berg

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    I think 'dismantled' is an inflated term.

    And I suspect you know exactly what is mean't here, if you've ever played competitively with bleeding blisters.
     
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  13. Duncan Bell

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    Surprised Almagro was so comfortable in this one. Good win for him I guess.

    Was Janowicz just not at it?
     
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  14. kalyan4fedever

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    hype nothing else
     
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  15. kishnabe

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    hype doesn't win you two matches and give a top ten player a few tight sets.
     
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  16. El Nino

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    Everyones critical about Janowicz. Yet he got further than Grigor, Goffin, Harrison & maybe the same round as Janowicz (should he lose to fed). Grigor is one of the most overrated players today even if he as awesome technique imo. Expect Janowicz to be in the top 20 by the end of the year (as long as he keeps his head down unlike the Donald last year)
     
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  17. Tafmatch

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    Janowicz played a good tournament. He must have felt more pressure than usual and he handled it okay.

    It's not surprising that he's having trouble with solid players like Ferrer and Almagro as his game is not consistent yet. He needs more experience and sometimes needs to play a bit less 'creative'.
     
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  18. tudwell

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    There's nothing wrong with giving the ten seed a tough match. He's apparently fighting blisters as well as his own young and sometimes unreliable head. If he learns some patience and how to play the percentages better, I think he'll be quite a force on tour. If he stays at the level he's at, then he'll stay at the ranking he's at, which is hardly something to scoff at.
     
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  19. Marius_Hancu

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    great match for A
    JJ - v. good tourney - too bad the stuff with the blister
     
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  20. axel89

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    even johnson took almagro to 5 lol hypowicz
     
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  21. librarysteg

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    I don't think Janowicz should get down on himself over his Australian Open performance. He's bringing home some points, some $$$, and a lot of good experience that will hopefully help him start putting the pieces together. I look forward to keeping an eye on him this year. I hope he does put those pieces together and has himself another tournament like the Paris Masters.
     
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    It was a good tournament for Janowicz.

    He has shown great mental strength in both living up to his seeding (as a first time seed) and coming back from 2 sets down, despite having some difficulties. Don't forget is was his first AO and just his third main draw appearance at a major as well.
     
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  23. jskycatcher

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    He played AO in 2011 and lost in second qualification round.
     
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  24. Gonzalito17

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    Almagro is a helluva player, love to watch him fight it out, plays with passion and fire and his gestures are funny. He survived barely vs. Johnson and that gave him a big boost of confidence.

    JJ looked flat today, Devvarman match drained him. Almagro is simply a great player who is good enough to win majors but he's a a super tough era now.
     
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  25. kishnabe

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    I don't think he would win any major in any era with his mentality. He like Verdasco in the big moments. He has the game and physicality to win RG.....but when he plays Rafa :(......frails after a good lead.
     
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  26. Gugafan

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    I think Nico is building some consistency as a top ten player, he's even beginning to regularly make it to the second week of slams outside RG...I think his lack of defensive skills against the top guys, is what really hurts him.
     
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  27. West Coast Ace

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    I agree - EXCEPT for the childish tantrum. That was pathetic. Yeah, you got jammed early in the match. Get over it.
     
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  28. ruerooo

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    I think those skills will come in time. As I referenced in an earlier comment, I think the more he works with Coach Juanquí, the more "new Nico" we're going to be seeing.
     
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  29. -RF-

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    I think it's a massive shame he didn't meet one of the 'big three' in the 3rd round. Could someone tell me whether this is even possible for a 24 seed? Thanks
     
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  30. veroniquem

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    Janowicz had 1 good event (Paris) that all top players tanked (except for Ferrer). That is better than nothing. That's just not enough to turn him into the next big thing. It's like hyping Rosol just because he beat a top player once. Doesn't make any sense.
     
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  31. volleyandfun

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    well, I would not say 2 close tiebrakers makes this match comfortable for Almagro. It was a VERY tight match during the first 2 sets and JJ had a small break in 2nd breaker but messed it up on his own serve, Almagro took advantage and JJ never recovered. I am not sure if that was due to mental or blisters.

    The difference in those 1st 2 sets was Almagro exceptional serving and JJ making errors he should have converted.
     
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  32. Relinquis

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    Another strong one-handed backhander advances to the next round. I like this trend. Well done Almagro.

    Good performance by Jerzy this Australian Open. He had an outburst, but eventually collected himself mentally in that match. Oh an I wouldn't compare a player like Jerzy who is ranked 26th in the world at 22 with Rosol who is ranked 75th in the world at 27. The kid has potential and has shown heart to get to where he is. He is one to watch in the next few years.
     
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