Basel Open 2011

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Tammo, Oct 28, 2011.

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Poll closed Nov 7, 2011.
  1. Djokovic

    19 vote(s)
    21.3%
  2. Murray

    12 vote(s)
    13.5%
  3. Federer

    48 vote(s)
    53.9%
  4. Fish

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Roddick

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
  6. Tipsarevic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Berdych

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Gasquet

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Young

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  10. Other

    5 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. Hood_Man

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    ...even with the shoulder injury I didn't see this coming :eek:

    Although... maybe this will put a stop to all the retirement bashing, he sucked it up and took a bagel.



    ...and on a Federer fan note, I am a bit pleased that Roger's position as 2nd best season win/loss % is safe :D
     
  2. All-rounder

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    Injured??? Nah ah ah. If Djokovic knew he was injured he would have retired like he has in his other two losses this season. He retired against Murray in a final of a masters and retired against Delpo in a DC semi final decider. But he won't retire in an atp 500 event when injured?? Oh pleeeeeease.
     
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  4. beast of mallorca

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    Talk about being a sourpuss.
    Geeez, dude, be a sport and just congratulate the guy.
     
  5. Mustard

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    2005 Australian Open R128: Marat Safin def. Novak Djokovic (6-0, 6-2, 6-1)
    2005 US Open R128: Novak Djokovic def. Gael Monfils (7-5, 4-6, 7-6, 0-6, 7-5)
    2007 Estoril F: Novak Djokovic def. Richard Gasquet (7-6, 0-6, 6-1)
    2008 Masters Cup RR: Novak Djokovic def. Nikolay Davydenko (7-6, 0-6, 7-5)
    2010 Indian Wells R64: Novak Djokovic def. Mardy Fish (6-1, 0-6, 6-2)
    2011 Basel SF: Kei Nishikori def. Novak Djokovic (2-6, 7-6, 6-0)
     
  6. Spider

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    So you think Nishikori actually *beat* Djokovic? It had nothing to do with the way Djokovic played?
     
  7. DarthFed

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    Damn i didnt even get to post congrats to Kei before seeing his win already dismissed :(. I guess it wasn't such a bad idea staying off this site for a few months lol..
     
  8. jones101

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    Roger breaks, leads 3-1
     
  9. Towser83

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    Interestingly this is the fisrt time since that Safin match he's been bagelled in a match he's lost.
     
  10. All-rounder

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    It was a combination of both that's how tennis is and always will be. The result says he won and Djokovic lost move on.
     
  11. beast of mallorca

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    Players do not play 100% all the time or even 80%. That's why even the greats like Federer, Djoko do not win all the time. The point is, if you lose,
    just congratulate the other player. He won on that day, end of story, shake hands and shut up.
     
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    Federer bored, using the FH slice.
     
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    He will probably withdraw from Paris now just like he withdrew from Asian swing after DC, be quiet.
     
  15. Mainad

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    No doubt Djokovic was not on top form but that doesn't take anything away from Nishikori's achievement. Novak has still been able to beat many players in the past while feeling subpar but, unlike those other opponents, Nishikori seized his chances and went for it and got his reward. You can only play the opponent in front of you no matter how he/she might be feeling. Kudos to him for a great win and being only the 4th guy to beat Djokovic this year and the only one to hand him a bagel!!

    Takes nothing away from Djokovic's great year though. Maybe his body is just now beginning to pay the price for his titanic efforts of the last ten months!
     
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    Fed in full swiss god mode
     
  17. Hood_Man

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    Great return from Federer there, I bet he was saving that one for Djokovic :lol:
     
  18. Xizel

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    Wawrinka saving a lot more than he should be.
     
  19. Towser83

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    erm, in Cinci he had the US OPEN in a couple of weeks, and in Davis Cup I think he was much more hurt and it was a FIVE SET match, so he'd still have to play another 2 sets rather than one.

    Also maybe he doesn't want to retire a third time. If he retires he's faking, if he plays on he's not injured. Nice logic.
     
  20. Hood_Man

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    I think Fed's weather the storm here...
     
  21. pringles

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    Wawrinka started the tie-break with a mini-break but now Federer has won the last 4 points. 4-1 Fed

    Make that 5-1.
     
  22. zagor

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    Fed is a terrible frontrunner these days.
     
  23. pringles

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    Excellent play from Wawrinka, he won't go away quickly today.

    5-4 now
     
  24. Hood_Man

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    Nobody wants to win the tiebreaker :(
     
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    Superb return from Federer, 2 set points for him at 6-4.

    Wawrinka saves one but the second one is on Fed's serve
     
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    Typical Federer at 6-5 in a breaker. First serve in + great forehand and the set is his

    7-6 Federer
     
  27. Hood_Man

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    Federer makes me so nervous these days, he might as well walk on court on a tightrope carrying fine bone china in his hands :eek:
     
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    Side not, Berdych qualifies for World Tour Finals because of Del Potro loosing his match. 2 more spots left.
     
  29. Hood_Man

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    Stan losing his cool.

    That look from Federer there, "Don't break my court Stan, or I'll break you!"
     
  30. zagor

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    The most positive thing for Fed in this tourney IMO is ROS, haven't seen him return serve this well for a long time.
     
  31. rdis10093

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    i love watching these two play, such nice 1handed bh.
     
  32. rdis10093

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    stan just killed his racquet
     
  33. pringles

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    Wawrinka destroys his racquet after Fed closes out a game to lead 2-0..

    gets booed
     
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    Wawrinka breaking a racket in a match vs Federer.What`s new?He does this like every match
     
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    wawrinka coming back down to earth
     
  36. rdis10093

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    federer just has wawrinka's number same with roddick
     
  37. zagor

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    Sad to hear Delpo's out but it was always a slim shot and his mind is probably on DC final anyway, most likely next year if he stays healthy.

    It's cool Berdman is in though.
     
  38. rdis10093

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    durring the changeover, they showed stan breaking his racquet again. Federer just kept walking and did not even look at him
     
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    lmao, quite true.
     
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    So, how's the match?
     
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    Cakewalk draw for Federer. Funny he can only win tournaments nowadays where he doesn't have to play the top 3 guys. He gets his pigeons Roddick and Wawrinka. Just the way Federer likes it. And all his whacky fans are "oooh" and "aaah" over Federer's beautiful tennis and sublime strokes against his pigeons. LOL!
     
  42. rdis10093

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    would have been interesting if stan could have made that overhead and converted the bp
     
  43. rdis10093

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    he is going to have to play top 3 at some point
     
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    Loving the camera angles at Basel, especially the court-level and slightly above court-level ones.
     
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    At least Fed at 30 has a far better chance than Nadal at 25 to win a title on hard court.

    How many titles on non-clay surfaces has Nadal exactly won this year?
     
  46. rdis10093

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    drop shot was not the shot to go to on that last point. Federer was already moving before the ball even hit the ground.
     
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    Fed breaks!
     
  48. pringles

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    think it was 30-30, not bp wawrinka
     
  49. TopFH

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    One more to go.
     
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    sick return from federer
     

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