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. CCNM

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    This should be a good one! Novak in 3.
     
  2. jjermann

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    Nole looks bored as hell because lack of return game Delpo has and he knows that win is going to be his.
     
  3. underground

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    11 UE in 9 games is quite a lot for Djokovic...
     
  4. jjermann

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    Needs to go more against Del Pushtro than previous opponents who were terrible.
     
  5. veroniquem

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    Let's hope the pope is watching :)
     
  6. jjermann

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    This is more predictable than Stan - Fed matches.
     
  7. jjermann

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    Man, why did Murray play such a awful match against Delpo? Murray - Nole would been much better.
     
  8. underground

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    Gutsy from Delpo to rely on his weakest part of his game to save set point. Deuce.
     
  9. jjermann

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    Saves or not its NID whats going to happen.
     
  10. eliars

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    I havn't seen Djokovic miss an overhead for a long time. Has he finally improved on that shot?

    Djokovic with another SP..
     
  11. jjermann

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    Nole is such a pusher :lol:
     
  12. Ignatius

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    What did I read here?? Nole vs Murray is just the worst match up, bringing the worst out of each other..
     
  13. eliars

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    Oh my god. Delpo hitting HUGE on that setpoint and Novak just plucking those lol. Djokovic takes the first set 6-4
     
  14. Cesc Fabregas

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    Great defence but Del Potro should have come into net earlier in that rally.
     
  15. MaiDee

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    first set novak
     
  16. Warmaster

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    Crazy defence. Delpo is playing well, but what can you do against that..
     
  17. jm1980

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    Nole takes first set with great defense
     
  18. forthegame

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    Djokovic!!!! Surviving absolute bombs from DelPo to take the set in that last rally.
     
  19. powerangle

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    Super duper defense wins Djoker the set!
     
  20. ST_spitzertelescope

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    First set point absolutely ridiculously funny, Djokovic like a player on Virtua Tennis on very hard setting.
     
  21. underground

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    Djoker's defense is insane to the point it gets annoying. I mean Delpo hammered at least 6 or 7 FHs are absolutely full speed and still couldn't win the point.
     
  22. lvuong

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    Unbelievable the last point. Djokovic is such a wall, returning all the rocket in both sides from Delpo .
     
  23. eliars

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    Didn't get the connection with the pope until I just googled it :)
     
  24. djokovic2008

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    Take your trolling elsewhere.
     
  25. ledwix

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    Delpo has the sickest forehand ever...unfortunately the court is slow enough for Djokovic to perform some of the sickest defensive stretches ever. Amazing how Djoke doesn't even have to slice on the run, he just bends down and punches the ball straight back.
     
  26. Sid_Vicious

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    Agreed. Del Potro will never learn that lesson. If you watch highlights from their US Open match last year, there were at least 10 points where Del Potro crushed forehand after forehand and Djokovic easily scooped everything back. Pace=/=agression. Del Potro is not an offensive player.
     
  27. MaiDee

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    It was 7th break point
     
  28. djokovic2008

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    LOl I know what you mean.
     
  29. jjermann

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    Boring and predictable, really.

    It was similar **** in US open, Nole retrieved everything, thats because Delpo shots are too predictable.
     
  30. mattennis

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    Yes, but these slow courts reward too much the defensive players.

    On the US OPEN hard courts of the 80s, any of those forehand bombs from Del Potro would have been winners (against Djokovic or any other player, no matter how quick).
     
  31. Ignatius

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    Nole deals so well with power hitters. Its almost impossible to hit through him. What's crazy Nole has not even played all that well in the first set, especially on breakpoints. He can sleep walk against most of these guys it seems.
     
  32. ledwix

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    Pace is part of aggression...so yes Delpo hitting bombs is offensive because Djokovic is clearly playing defense, not being neutral. Sure, angle, depth, and placement variety are other aspects, but pace shouldn't be totally overlooked.

    If Djokovic gets by Delpo, I hope he goes all out tomorrow and deals some breadsticks.
     
  33. Cesc Fabregas

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    He's not even that bad at the net, he's not a natural there but he can put the volley away.
     
  34. djokovic2008

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    The courts of the 80s were artificially quick even rochus would hit bombs in that era.
     
  35. eliars

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    Woah Delpope breaks
     
  36. underground

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    It's funny how Djokovic bounces the racket like 3 times when you thought he threw it enough amount of times already. :lol:

    VAMOS DELPO!
     
  37. Warmaster

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    Djokovic lost his focus that game, pretty angry about it as well.
     
  38. ST_spitzertelescope

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    Nols superior skills mean even his racquet smashes come back accurately into his hand.
     
  39. jjermann

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    Nole has no troubles because Delpo is serving poorly.
     
  40. djokovic2008

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    Fantastic from djoker.
     
  41. jjermann

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    Thats discusting from Del ****ro, but its predictable, he is that bad of a player. Cant win against In form top players who aint gifting him points.
     
  42. powerangle

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    Break and re-break to start the second.
     
  43. Crayola Oblongata

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    Nole's face is getting rather red, hope they've all got the sun tan lotion on.
     
  44. Warmaster

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    Some ugly errors there from Delpo, can't see him winning this set now.
     
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    Cvac can take the heat :)
     
  46. mattennis

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    What do you mean by "artificially quick"?

    In the 80s and beginning of the 90s there were hard courts as slow as this one (this same tournament, Indian Wells, or Miami or the Rebound Ace of Melbourne) but there were also very fast and skidding hard courts like the US OPEN.

    That made it possible for a varied range of players with different set skills to shine at least in some parts of the season.

    Today the unique slow hard court type makes that the best one at that (currently Djokovic) wins almost every hard court tournament.

    It is unfair to other players. Only one unique type of game is rewarded on hard courts everywhere in the current era, and it is the "Djokovic type of game".
     
  47. eliars

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    Was awfully close there though! :rolleyes:
     
  48. Sid_Vicious

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    I think Djokovic is neutral. He is just so unafraid of Del Potro's game. Djokovic tempts Del Potro to hit some huge forehands and he returns them so easily that it discourages Del Potro.

    The pattern is simple. Djokovic can return Del Potro's forehands all day. Del Potro cannot hit huge forehands all day.

    Djokovic has mentioned that Federer is the most attacking player on tour. Federer does not have the pace of Delpo, but he takes the ball early, hits with more variety on forehands (heavy topspin to very flat) and cleans up nicely at net. Del Potro has to resort to ball bashing to win points.
     
  49. eliars

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    What a rally! Delpopo breaks
     
  50. SeeingDusk

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    what a winner from the big man!!1
     

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