2013 Davis Cup Semifinal: CANADA vs SERBIA

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  1. Down_the_line

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    This is exactly what I was thinking. I feel pretty comfortable watching this match as I came into it expecting Djokovic to win. I just want to see Pospisil give him a good match.
     
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    The occasion of playing the #1 player in the world might be getting to Pospisil. He looks really tight now. A few bad errors quickly puts him down 0-40.
     
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    Djokovic wins 4 straight games to take the 1st set 6-2. Looks like it took a couple games for him to get focused and adjusted and once he did he cruised.

    Pospisil needs to calm down a little. He can do better, especially with the way he was serving to start the match.
     
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    Djokovic threatening to break several times in this opening game of the 2nd set but Pospisil has been able to fend them off with clutch serving. Another break point here.
     
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    Pospisil can´t outplay Nole´s game
    Serbia 5 Canada 0
     
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  6. Down_the_line

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    No way. I think Canada can take 2 rubbers. I think Raonic can win at least one of his matches and Nestor/Pospisil can win their doubles match.

    Anyway, this is turning into an absolute demolition by Djokovic. He leads 3-0 in the 2nd and has won 7 straight games. Pospisil looks overwhelmed.
     
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  7. uncooling

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    Pospisil should slice more often. Right now, Djokovic tries to shorten the rallies, so he should just slice more often and makes Djokovic plays an extra shot rather than trying to hit winners.

    We all know how uncomfortable Djokovic is with slices. Bad game plan for Pospisil
     
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    I'm not surprised by this score line. Difficult for anyone to play number 1.

    Good experience for Pospisil even if his winning the match is unlikely.
     
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    This is just sad. Djokovic is on a totally different level than this guy. I really believe Djokovic, Nadal, and Murray will be dominating at 30 because the younger generation just can't seem to step it up. People complain about Federer's "weak" competition but the new generation doesn't even seem to have a player of the caliber of Nalbandian, let alone Roddick, Hewitt, or Safin. Nadal will surely surpass 17 slams with this garbage competition.
     
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    For sure. I guess I was just hoping Pospisil would be able to sink his teeth into this match a bit, rather than barely make a dent. He CAN do better, but like I said before, he looks tight and overwhelmed.
     
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  11. uncooling

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    what are you smoking? Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Delpo are much stronger and more competitive than those guys you mentioned.
    Just because you're watching a guy who's not been at a 2nd round of Grandslam stage doesn't give you any reason to call this era "weak". you're also comparing this guy with former no.1 players, yet top10 players nowadays are much tougher than 10 years ago..

    You just don't seem to agree with this. It's like saying the level of NBA players was much higher in 10 years ago than nowadays..
     
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    Djokovic gets the 2nd set bagel.
     
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    Is Pospisil playing badly or is Djokovic just goating? Can't believe he got bagelled. I had assumed he would make it a little tougher than that!
     
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    Of course he will.
    I found it funny that people still think Fed is safe at 17 lol.

    Btw, Djokovic killed this guy 6-0. :)
     
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  15. Down_the_line

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    Why do people like you suddenly have high expectations for Pospisil, as if you had a clue who he was before his run at the Rogers Cup. Don't get me wrong, I'm flattered that some people think Pospisil fits in that group of talented up and coming players, but I think most of them do that to suit their agenda. I'm Canadian so I'm behind Pospisil 100%, but he isn't a Tomic, a Raonic or a Janowicz. He's a young player with some upside who is struggling to win matches right now. Let's adjust expectations accordingly.
     
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    I am talking about the generation that is 4-5 years younger than Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray. At this point in Federer's career (circa 2008 or so when he was 26/27) he had an exceptionally strong group of players coming up behind him, exacerbating his natural decline. Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray may decline now but they will still mop up everything IMO because the generation that is following them is so weak. Nadal's generation is exceptionally strong, stronger than Federer's for sure but this new generation is god awful.
     
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    All of the young players are performing dismally compared to generations prior to them (and don't tell me the game got SO much more physical since 2008, that's BS), I'm not just singling out Pospisil.
     
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    Pospisil is playing badly. He hasn't won a game since it was 2-2 in the 1st. Djokovic raised his level and Pospisil got really tight. As I've said already, I think he can do a lot better but he's gotta learn how to calm down.

    2-0 Djokovic in the 3rd.
     
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    Oh okay, my bad.
     
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    Pospisil holds and finally wins a game. Hopefully he calms down a bit here and makes this 3rd set a bit competitive.
     
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  21. uncooling

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    I agree with this, but it also has to do with the fact that current top players are MUCH tougher than those in before, so it's harder for them to break the gap.

    Nonetheless, Harrison and D.Young are very overrated and the USTA should be ashamed of this
     
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    I don't think Pospisil can win against Tipsy with this form. So it will be a 3-2 or 4-1 win for Serbia.
     
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    Pospisil holds again. He looks more comfortable now and he even threw Djokovic off a bit by throwing some serve and volley into the mix.

    3-2 Djokovic in the 3rd.
     
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    Can someone tell me the scores of the first two sets? Thanks
     
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    www.daviscup.com
     
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    Djokovic to serve for the match now, up 5-4.
     
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  27. pound cat

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    Meanwhile Nadal 5-0 v. Strakhovsky set 1. Another not inexpected score.
     
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    Does Larendeau do any coaching during changeovers? Pospisil looked tight the whole match.
     
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    Djokovic wins 6-2 6-0 6-4. After 2-2 in the 1st, Djokovic looked really sharp and Pospisil had no answers. Novak did his share of moaning about having to play Davis Cup so soon after the US Open but he looked no worse for wear today.

    Next up: Raonic vs Tipsarevic. Hopefully Raonic evens things up here!
     
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  30. marc45

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    who would get home court Serbs vs. Czechs?
     
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    bagel..Stak sticking to his usual tactics but what else could he do, white towel?
     
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    have to agree with this completely...it's almost frightening to look at men's tennis after Fed has gone and if Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray faded...these guys are like a lost generation

    but your 17 slam comment is nonsense because in the end it's only the top guys that matter anyway, Nadal would earn it by beating Novak and Andy at the end of slams and winning some matches against Delpo and Berdych...the bigger question is the overall state of the game
     
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    Nadal is pitching a shut out btw, 8-0..possible 18-0?
     
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    half-way there 9-0
     
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    12-0 Nadal
     
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    OK..let's see how Raonic does...
     
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    and the shut out ends, Stak on the board and drama over
     
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    Can you take the Nadal updates to the general Davis Cup thread? We already have a gazillion threads about the God who is named Nadal so this thread doesn't need any Nadal content whatsoever. I'm sick of even seeing that guy's name.
     
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    Raonic is 3-0 against Tipsarevic but this is their first meeting on clay. Hopefully that doesn't give an edge to Tipsy.
     
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    What a backhand return by Raonic! That was huge.
     
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    Lol, another backhand return winner, this time down the line on the ad side.
     
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    Raonic breaks. Some impressive stuff in that return game: 2 backhand return winners, 1 backhand passing shot on the run and he finished off with a couple nice volleys at net.
     
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    Tough service game for Raonic but he holds. 4-1.
     
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    Raonic breaks again and will now serve for the set! His backhand return has been excellent today.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I don't know what planet I'm on. It wasn't 5-1 Raonic, it was 4-2 Raonic and now Tipsarevic has broken back to get the set back on serve. 4-3 Raonic.
     
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    nobody answered me earlier...who gets home tie Czechs vs. Serbs?

    and sorry dtl, just killing time between matches, the drama was over and I was leaving
     
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  46. Down_the_line

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    Serbia would get the home court as the last tie between the two was held in the Czech Republic.

    Tipsarevic breaks to go up 6-5 and will now serve for the set. So disappointing. Raonic was in control of this set.
     
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    You don't have to be sorry. I've just had enough Nadal lol.
     
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    Raonic collapsing
     
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    Tipsarevic takes the 1st 7-5. Brutal.
     
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    Tipsarovic inflating
     

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