Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Gonzo_style, Mar 17, 2013.
7 winners, 30 UE for Djokovic
13 winners, 18 UE for Haas
Djokovic just horrible tonight
Yes, but by playing grinding defensive tennis. Terrible for the sport.
Weak era 35 year old mug beats the dominant strong era No.1 on a slow hard court in straight sets :shock:
1st Serve %:
Yes, I liked seeing that. So often they rush out with their tail between their legs.
great win from Haas, and Djokovic takes it well as usual.
Really pleased for Tommy but at the same time there is absolutely no-one I like left in this event that has a realistic chance of winning. Wellthe only one with a chance is Murray, so that goes without saying :lol:
It's really Murray's to lose now
Congrats to Haas, amazing win for him, really turned back the clock tonight and displayed some genuine all-court tennis.
Novak's play today was really disappointing, don't know what else to say, everybody has bad (and really bad) days.
Nobody. He got completely outplayed by Haas. He was broken. What a legend!
Bad conditions for Djokovic. Too bad. Now he gets a couple of weeks of good solid rest. Too much tennis being played by him. He should manage his schedule better like Fedal.
lol I feel bad for the tournament organizers.. so much money lost
I think he's playing Davis Cup, no? At least that's what TTC made it seem like.
Haas smothered him. Djokovic's best would have made this a good match, but you have to hand it to Haas for that masterclass.
I think Djokovic tanked the match. I think he wants the French and is conserving his energy for clay season. hence, his early losses at IW and Miami.... I don't think he wants Rafa to see his game plan...
Whered you get those #'s???
they just said Haas served 72% I thought??
Now watch Haas party all night, show up tomorrow sloshed and get wiped out in straights. :neutral:
Great win for Haas.
The sad thing is that Djokovic was so poor today that it tells nothing about Haas's form going forward. Djokovic could have been beaten by dozens of players tonight.
In an exho :lol: a funny level of pathetic detected in the quoted post
Djokovic lost some ground there. He gets 180 points for the quarters but drops the 1,000 on April 1st.
Yeah, it's something I've really grown to like about Novak over the years, not a hint of bitterness when (warmly) congratulating Haas despite how much he must be disappointed with his performance today.
At the end of the match stats. Haas served badly in the last few games.
2009 clay season was brutal. It was Djokovic/Nadal in almost every clay tournament that year and both scored a double KO, knocking eachother out of RG thanks to that destructive 4 hour grinding affair in Madrid. It broke Djokovic's will and Nadal's knees.
Will probably see Ferrer Murray /Berdych final. But man I wish Tommy could get through
Got to love Tommy Haas . He's playing so well right now. Happy for him
Yeah sure. Keep lying to yourself.
Like I said earlier, despite Djokovic having probably the best 2HBH of all time, the 1HBH is still >> 2HBH.
"It was very COLD" Not windy. Thank you Novak.
Where's Bob? :lol:
It's all about the Slams now for Djokovic.
Novak is pretty lean, maybe the cold got to him.
I agree that Djokovic was terrible, but Haas really played well. He implemented his game plan to perfection. He mixed it up really well and his slice gave Novak fits, and not that many players have the variety Haas has today.
Federer should take notes...
Djokovic better get back in that egg. Rejuvenate and regrow!
I hope the winner of Tsonga/Cilic could win the event but Tsonga is more likely I guess. Both could upset Murray if tey play well, so I'll just have to hope. Tommy Haas winning the whole thing would be great though.
Factoid: Haas whipping his forehand like life and death. He sure got his reward big time, coz it went in, just inches from the baseline. Bet big, win big. Nobody can't handle that Haas ball that explodes on baseline that went in. Djoker's doing those never-say-die shots but it missed the court, that's why he lost.
This reminds me of Djoker and Nadal in Madrid last year. Both looked awful.
Can Haas overcome the pusher Simon in the next match?
Yeah, I know Haas has the variety and game, but I'm not convinced. Djokovic was an unforced error machine and playing without purpose today. I honestly think Simon will give him a tougher match than Djokovic did today.
Federer can't hit his BH like Tommy Haas, though, almost nobody can!
Saw him lose to Rafa at the AO a couple of years ago, he hits the cleanest 1HBH I have ever seen..
I wouldn't say that. He's in his prime now. He should be wanting to win every tournament he plays in, and I'm sure he does, but obviously sometimes that doesn't work out as was witnessed tonight.
but Not as heavy or hard as Gasquet's backhand. I would take Gasquet's backhand anyday
Djokovic has many points to burn.... Just look at where the next folks are with points. He is in great shape points wise compared to the other folks.
It's Cilic mate. He's already won the match. But I guess he could beat Ferrer if serving well.
Yeah about those 30+ plus unforced errors and hitting forehands into the sony ericsson sign?
Factoid: That was garbage tennis by Djokovic.I think there were 2-3 instances in this match where Djokovic hit the ball completely with his frame and the ball landed on his own side of the court. Really bad for the world number 1.
That depends. When is the match?
Fwiw, in the press conference Djokovic complained about the balls bouncing low (probably due to the cold).
He's past his prime according to folks that believed Nadal was too old at the earlier age that Djokovic is now...
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