2013 Dubai general discussion - ATP

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2013 Dubai champ:

  1. Federer

    25 vote(s)
    36.8%
  2. Djokovic

    36 vote(s)
    52.9%
  3. Berdych

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  4. Tsonga

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  5. Del Potro

    3 vote(s)
    4.4%
  6. Tipsarevic

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  7. Other

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  1. tudwell

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    Whoa, this looks like quite the match. Anyone got a stream?

    Is Delpo playing bad or is Baghdatis taking it to him?
     
  2. Gonzo_style

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    Great match, MB won last one vs DelPo
     
  3. Relinquis

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    Tie break time!
     
  4. Duncan Bell

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    Tie-break!
     
  5. Relinquis

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    Baghdatis taking it to him... both playing high level. a few errors from both though, nerves, transition to outdoors tennis from playing indoors for a month... dunno.
     
  6. tudwell

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    Well, that's encouraging. I was worried it was another Chardy situation.
     
  7. Relinquis

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    Delpo up 4-2 in the tie break at change of ends... Delpo to serve...
     
  8. Relinquis

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    Nice forehand to forehand rally...
     
  9. TopDawg

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    Bags keeps giving it back
     
  10. Relinquis

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    5-4... to Delpo... Delpo to serve...
     
  11. Duncan Bell

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    Juan can serve it out here. MP Del
     
  12. Relinquis

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    Match point for Del Potro...
     
  13. zagor

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    Very entertaining match, did Marcos seemed gassed at the end or is that just me?
     
  14. eliars

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    Yet another player to win after having faced MP's. Delpopo through!
     
  15. Duncan Bell

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    Well done Juan. Down 4-1 in 3rd, save 3 match points then take it in the TB. Great strength
     
  16. Relinquis

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    Juan Martin Del Potro wins... wow.. dodged a bullet there, rather three, but kept his cool.

    Del Potro very humble about the win, gave a lot of credit to Marcos. Seems genuine, I like this.
     
  17. Relinquis

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    I think it was more mental than physical. He got upset with himself and was complaining about the crowd and such in the last few games... key signs that it was mental rather than physical.

    Both players ran a lot though, Marcos probably a bit more.
     
  18. Gonzo_style

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    good warm-up for Nole, first match after AO
     
  19. pound cat

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    Entertaining but sloppy play from each of them in this error strewn match. Baghdatis had many chances to win the match but nerves got to him.
     
  20. Towser83

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    lol true Haha.
     
  21. Onehandedbackhand

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    Ummm no...he won Rotterdam
     
  22. zagor

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    Novak and Viktor are on court.

    I don't know, he didn't seem to move his feet enough in the deciding breaker.

    Still, was one of the best matches I've seen Marcos play in quite a while.
     
  23. zagor

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    Delpo won Rotterdman (against Julien in the final), Novak didn't participate.
     
  24. The_Order

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    That's true but didn't Novak play on some crappy clay court for Davis cup after the AO?
     
  25. Duncan Bell

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    Nole leads this matchup 12-0. Edge of the seat stuff
     
  26. Duncan Bell

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    Yeah I think you're right...
     
  27. zagor

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    Yup, he beat one of the Rochus bros, I think it was Olivier.
     
  28. Gonzo_style

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    No, Troicki won first match in 2007! That was in Umag, Croatia on clay and had very close match with Djokovic in 1R USO 2010
     
  29. vive le beau jeu !

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    oh no, marcos... :(

    well at least i guess he played a good match against a great player...
     
  30. Duncan Bell

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    Oops. I tend to only look at last 3 years, maybe 4 :)
     
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    Marco, one good ball striker.
     
  32. Duncan Bell

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    Jo breaks, no problem.
     
  33. Duncan Bell

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    Llorra takes first set on a tiebreak. Not sure how much Jo wants this.
     
  34. stringertom

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    Gotta think Llodra can't hold up for three sets if it goes that far...JWT will take the second and coast in a third.
     
  35. merwy

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    Is it just me or does Baghdatis lose a lot of close matches? It sucks because he seems like such a nice guy with an entertaining game. I'm glad I didn't watch the match, I may have thrown my laptop at the wall out of frustration.
     
  36. jaggy

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    Llodra is a lot of fun to watch imho
     
  37. Gonzo_style

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    Wow, Fed's draw looks really tough, with 3 top ten players Berdych, Tsonga, Tipsarevic and dangerous floater Tomic
     
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  38. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    He's also putting on a LOT of string savers. Haha
     
  39. Steve0904

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    First of all he'll only have to play 1 of Tsonga or Berdych at most, and second of all Tipsarevic lost, although his replacement is Davydenko, and I'm not sure that's much of a downgrade on a fast court.
     
  40. Duncan Bell

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    Jo is tanking this one.
     
  41. Onehandedbackhand

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    I absolutely hate seeing title winners one week go into the tank the next week. It shows they aren't ready for the very top yet.
     
  42. jaggy

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    Is that Annabel Croft commentating? Be still my heart.
     
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    Not watching but what makes you think he's tanking? Llodra is a good player and his serve and volley always makes him a unique challenge for the top players.
     
  44. Duncan Bell

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    You'd can really tell, he's just not really trying. I think he just doesn't want to fight for it. He's won his 500 and now will wait for US Masters events.
     
  45. Gonzo_style

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    GSM Llodra 7-6 6-2
     
  46. glovesaves35

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    The leaping, front facing, between the legs shot said a lot. And the one hander made an appearance too. Jo was not too interested after dropping the first.
     
  47. jaggy

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    Very disappointed that Annabel chose not to appear on screen during my watching.
     
  48. albatros_forehand

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    I think Marseilles was 250 event. The toughest 250 I ve seen in a long time (Tsonga, Berdych, JMDP, ... :shock:)
     
  49. Duncan Bell

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    Silly me, I mean 250. Hard to believe Rotterdam was only a 250.
     
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    Rotterdam is a 500, same as Dubai. Marseille is a 250. :)
     

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