ATP Miami Masters 2013 - general discussion thread

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Gonzo_style, Mar 17, 2013.

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Winner?

Poll closed Mar 26, 2013.
  1. Novak Djokovic

    50.0%
  2. Andy Murray

    19.8%
  3. Juan Martin Del Potro

    6.3%
  4. Ernests Gulbis

    13.5%
  5. Tomas Berdych

    2.1%
  6. Others

    8.3%
  1. romeo8880

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    No, I'll never bet on that guy again. I picked him in the prediction league though.
     
  2. PureAlph4

    PureAlph4 Semi-Pro

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    Dolgo could learn a lot from how Haas is dissecting his game in such a controlled way.
     
  3. Tcbtennis

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    The thing about Dolgo is that he is a very fun player to watch. He's quick as lightning. Has a great first and second serve. His slices and drop shots are very good. Amazing passing shots, and angles etc. It's just that he sometimes doesn't use the right shot at the right time. His footwork isn't that great because I think he relies on his speed instead of getting into the proper position for the ball. Then in the improper position he tries to hit some fancy slice with backspin and side spin instead of hitting a topspin shot. This makes him hit to many unforced errors. He's got all the tools in the shed but at times doesn't know which tool to use. He oozes with talent but lacks control and direction on the court.
     
  4. zagor

    zagor Talk Tennis Guru

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    Damn shame that wasn't in, awesome try from Dolgo.
     
  5. romeo8880

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    lol holy crap Dolgopolov almost pulled that shot off.
     
  6. West Coast Ace

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    Dog is a mystery. I expected the wind to mess with Haas' mind. But he's handled it much better.

    That would have been the shot of the year.
     
  7. romeo8880

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    He's awesome at wasting break points too.
     
  8. romeo8880

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    Very predictable that he would get broken there, AGAIN.
     
  9. ST_spitzertelescope

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    If only there were 3 serves allowed.
     
  10. Tcbtennis

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    GSM Haas. With all of Dolgo's flashy shots, if he makes them they are still only worth 1 point each. Once Dolgo realizes this he'll become a much better tennis player.
     
  11. merwy

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    Haas played great here. Djokovic is next, looking forward to it.
     
  12. PureAlph4

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    Yeah, he definitely has the talent, but probably because he is such a 'shotmaker' he just doesn't have any discipline in constructing points.

    This match it has been quite incredible how often he has just pushed a rally ball short, straight down the middle for no reason and completely passed the initiative to his opponent.

    I can really see what you mean about his footwork too.
     
  13. West Coast Ace

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    As disappointing as it was, still 100% better than having to suffer through the Bettys on stadium court...
     
  14. PureAlph4

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    Agreed. I thought his first set especially was perfectly executed in terms of tactically blunting his opponent's strengths and exposing his weaknesses.
     
  15. JRAJ1988

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    I'd like to think Haas would take Djokovic to three sets but knowing how good Djokovic has been in Miami over the past couple of years it's going to be hard.....really good to see Haas playing so well, top 20 player and very close to 35.
     
  16. romeo8880

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    Haas is so solid. I think he's gonna give Djokovic a run for his money.
     
  17. West Coast Ace

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    Djokovic will actually return Haas' serves (not beating up the net like Dog did). And won't waste BP chances. Probably a tight 1st set (7-5), then Haas' demons will appear, a racket will be sacrificed, and he'll get broken twice in the 2nd.
     
  18. Towser83

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    Haas is doing really well lately, glad he got revenge on Dolgo who is another dissapointing prospect.

    Hope Haas gives Djokovic a good match, at least make it a high quality match. A bit like with Federer, i feel Tommy is playing with purpose now he has a little girl watching him.
     
  19. PureAlph4

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    Tipsy gets the early break on Anderson.

    He's had a very poor start to 2013, but I think his season is starting to get going.
     
  20. veroniquem

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    Haas beat Djoko at W once.
     
  21. Towser83

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    2009 I think, he beat him in the Halle final the same year
     
  22. MindoverMatter

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    Anderson breaks and takes the first set 6-4
     
  23. PureAlph4

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    I think I spoke too soon about Tipsy. Lost first set from 4-2 up, including being broken for the set from 40-15 up.
     
  24. faranell

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    this. perfect.
     
  25. Fastpace Ace

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    Has Tipsy retired the match yet?
     
  26. Fiji

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    When Djokovic was intoxicated with gluten.
     
  27. PureAlph4

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    No. He can break Anderson's serve, but the problem is he can't hold his own. Broken three times in a row.
     
  28. ark_28

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    Gilbert put this one on upset alert
     
  29. beast of mallorca

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    Is Brad Gilbert commentating ? Which channel r u watching ?
     
  30. egn

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    that was one hell of a shank.
     
  31. PureAlph4

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    Upset for whom? Tipsy may have been the higher seed, but pre-match the odds were comfortably shorter on Anderson (which isn't surprising bearing in mind the form of the two players of late).

    It looks like Anderson's match to lose; every single service game is such a battle for Tipsy to hold.
     
  32. West Coast Ace

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    No. Twitter. He's on vacation. I suspect he'll be back for next weekend (is ESPN picking up the coverage?).

    Tips is getting some tough draws. Llodra and Davy - and Gulbis is back to being a dangerous floater. Now Anderson in R32.
     
  33. beast of mallorca

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    Thanks...............
     
  34. West Coast Ace

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    Bettys are done on stadium.

    Novak: 3 and 1.
     
  35. underground

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    For the past few months, people who betted against players like Goffin, Verdasco, Tipsarevic, Chardy, Monaco has sure payed off.
     
  36. zagor

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    Novak-Devvarman on court.
     
  37. underground

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    AGAIN! My DF senses kicked in again! I really am psychic or something, Anderson DFs to lose the 2d set. :shock:
     
  38. romeo8880

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    I've never seen a player double fault more on set points than Kevin Anderson.
     
  39. PureAlph4

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    Wow - thought the match was over once that went to a TB.

    Anderson DFs and Tipsy wins 2nd set 7-6. Goes to a decider.

    [​IMG]
     
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  40. West Coast Ace

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    ^^^^ Verdasco just called - he can't believe it either... :)
     
  41. forzamilan90

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    Looks Djoko's got this match in command
     
  42. romeo8880

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    lol can't even beat Tipsarevic.
     
  43. jm1980

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    This Devvarman guy is horrible.
     
  44. romeo8880

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    What an embarrassing loss for Kevin Anderson.
     
  45. jm1980

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    Match ain't over yet
     
  46. underground

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    How Devvarman went 2 sets to 0 up against Janowicz in the AO is beyond me.
     
  47. djokovicisananimal

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    Anderson has lost the plot, 5-0 down in the third set:shock:
     
  48. West Coast Ace

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    Nice workout for Djokovic. Needs to work in some S&V practice.

    Anderson going away fast. Too bad. With Simon as the next potential opp, could have possibly gotten to the QFs.
     
  49. ruerooo

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    Sasha's just unpredictable. If you remember, he actually beat Haasi in the Citi Open final (I think it was last year).

    He knows how to play him, but that's one of the things about tennis -- the game you're going to have to play is always going to change depending on who you're playing.
     
  50. West Coast Ace

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    JJ is a million dollar talent with a $0.10 brain. He goes mental way too easily and often.
     

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