2013 Indian Wells SF: [1] Novak DJOKOVIC vs. [7] Juan Martin DEL POTRO

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Who moves on to the 2013 Indian Wells final?

Poll closed Mar 16, 2013.
  1. Djokovic in 2

    40.5%
  2. Djokovic in 3

    21.4%
  3. Del Potro in 2

    2.4%
  4. Del Potro in 3

    35.7%
  1. jjermann

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    Nole to save tennis 6-3 6-1
     
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  2. Atherton2003

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    when does this match start?
     
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  3. bullfan

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    I wonder if the heat will benefit DelPo.
     
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  4. Ico

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    I'd originally wanted Delpo to win so he could get his first M1000 title, but now that Nadal is through a Nadjo (?) final is hard to pass up.
     
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  5. jjermann

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    face it, Nole is going to destroy Del Pushtro.
     
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  6. Ignatius

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    Delpo can't afford to slice his backhand too much unlike Andy you feel Nole will punish him severely.
     
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  7. jjermann

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    Its going to be very easy for Nole, i mean Andy just self desctructed yesterday, nothing special from Pushtro.
     
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  8. djokovic2008

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    Djokovic is more aggressive than Murray and will get del potro defending more.
     
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  9. Atherton2003

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    Match has started.
     
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  10. jjermann

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    What a mistake from Del ****ro :lol:
     
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    Your right he needs a masters title to put on his cv. Had a very tough draw here still its possible.
     
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  12. Atherton2003

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    Everyone should complain about this lousy ESPN coverage. A semi final match in the US and the US doesn't televise it.
     
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  13. MichaelNadal

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    Tennis coverage really is a joke here.
     
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  14. rainingaces

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    1-1 good hold jmdp early stages look promising.
     
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    It's not a popular enough sport in the US. No men's American players worth mentioning.
     
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  16. jjermann

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    Most boring match-up of all time, its so predictable.
     
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  17. djokovic2008

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    Why the name calling del potro is a decent guy and player.
     
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    anyone have a link for streaming? event is blackout on espn.
     
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  19. underground

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    I know you're a Delpo hater but really Djokovic-Murray is 10 times more boring than ANY other matchup.
     
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    Obviously because of Murray and his boring a** tennis.
     
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  21. Atherton2003

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    If Roger were playing, it would be televised.
     
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    Atherton2003, you can't even quote posts or look up an order of play yourself. How do you expect to complain to ESPN? :)
     
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  23. Atherton2003

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    I know how to do that stuff.
     
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  24. DropShotArtist

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    delpo actually has really great groundstrokes
     
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  25. Atherton2003

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    These two seem to have the longest heads/faces I've ever seen.
     
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  26. underground

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    Good volley from Delpo, his net game has definitely improved and he's more willing to come to the net.

    Murray is just a lesser version of Djokovic, with similar playing styles. Only his serve is stronger but with Djokovic's return it's neutralised already.

    Has Delpo ever smashed a racket?
     
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    On what grounds did BG just add 1-1.5 inches to Del Potros height? he claims delpo is 6 ft 7 to 6 ft 7.5 rather than 6 ft 6.
     
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  28. monfed

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    Djokovic needs a nice comfy win so he can lay the smackdown on the bull.
     
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  29. bullfan

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    I'm watching it on tv on ESPNNewsHD. If you're on the internet you can google where matches are televised.
     
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  30. jjermann

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    Delpo cant do anything against Nole because his return game is so goddamn pathetic.
     
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  31. monfed

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    Man, Novak's DTL BH is money, will prove the difference between win/loss v/s Ralph.
     
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    Djoker comfortable at net these days.
     
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    All the commentators flap a lot of crap and contradict themselves minutes apart without realizing it.
     
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    Delpo seriously needs to improve the BH now, he's just pushing them CC everytime, I haven't seen a single DTL BH from him.
     
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  35. Atherton2003

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    they are both handsome
     
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    Moho showing some leg.
     
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  37. Atherton2003

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    in tennis terms
     
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    Serve and FH of Delpo looking really strong. The difference in BH and ROS quality will be too big to overcome though.
     
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  39. Ignatius

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    Nole's backhand DTL is just awesome, up their with Nalby
     
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  40. djokovic2008

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    Everyone in tennis knows this its why he struggles vs the top guys its too predictable.
     
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  41. jjermann

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    Delpo's return game = Karlovic and Isner level
     
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  42. jjermann

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    Delpo has broken Nole only 3 times in their previous 3-4 matches, thats pretty pathetic return stat.
     
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  43. Ignatius

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    He's not the only one, Murray had great deal of trouble changing direction yesterday. He was in CC battles with Delpo slicing his backhand for much of it. Its just Nole making this look easy, changing directions at will especially circa 2007-2008
     
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  44. djokovic2008

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    Yes but Murray usually changes direction well del potro just wants to dominate the rally with power and takes less risk so hits cc most of the time.
     
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  45. jjermann

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    This camera guy again goes for retarded camera angle, stupid **** this man.
     
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  46. underground

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    This camera angle needs to STOP, I can't see the ball going in or out.
     
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  47. eliars

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    Both guys playing great. A tight game this one!
     
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  48. underground

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    In Dubai Delpo broke twice, in WTF he broke twice, in USO he broke at least once, not sure about Cinci, in Olympics definitely at least twice.
     
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  49. eliars

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    lol. Delpo summoning the higher powers with that nechord
     
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    LOL the cords...
     

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