King Novak's Basel Debut ...

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Love Game, Nov 1, 2011.

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Which one wins in Roger's House today?

Poll closed Nov 2, 2011.
  1. Novak in 2

    40.0%
  2. Novak in 3

    20.0%
  3. Xavier in 2

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  4. Xavier in 3

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  1. Love Game

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  2. kishnabe

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    Novak in 2....easily!
     
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  3. Love Game

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    agreed!

    Xman's got a volatile temple that can get him completely off the track ... but ... oddly, he does "own" their H2H 1-0, having beaten Nole just last year in 3 on the grass of London :eek:
     
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    It's not his Basel debut LG - this is his 3rd appearance there.
     
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    Djokovic replaced by a rock star!
     
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    Haha what an entrance :lol:
     
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    Koenig, I've missed you soooo much.
     
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    Joker vs X man..

    lol
     
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    I guess he meant it is Novak's first appearence as a king (or The King as some call him). He is looking monstrous so far, leading 4-1 in the first set.
     
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    Looks like he's off and running! :wink:
     
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    Indeed, he is looking great. But suddenly Malisse wins a rally with a great dropshot-lob combination and takes it to 2-4.
     
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  12. Love Game

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    OHHH pffffft ... don't be a stickler ... I meant this year :p

    anyway, commie says, "Djokovic hasn't played for 40 days" :shock:
     
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  13. Tony48

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    Did Djokovic come out in some sort of a mask or something? There's a severed head in the chair next to him. lol
     
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    Yes! :) http://www.facebook.com/djokovic.official

    Novak Djokovic

    Oh and HAPPY HALLOWEEN : ) you know i will come out tomorrow for my match with some costume, wanna give me some ideas? what should i do this year? i have to keep the tradition going..every year i come out with some mask on the court : )

    I play my first match after Davis Cup. I will go costume shopping tomorrow and try to share some picks with you and the final one you'll see on my match : )


    And this today

    Hey everybody! Got a little dilemma before my match, could you help me?i was thinking of going out with a mask on court today, since everything is in halloween mood but knowing that today is a big holiday, i dont want to make it weird. Should i do it or not?
     
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  17. Love Game

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    davenport and malisse ...
    siblings separated at birth?

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    DF from Novak on break point and Professor X will now serve for the second set!
     
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    Peak Djokovic Double faulting. Now Xavier will serve for the 2nd set
     
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    Malisse takes 2nd set.
     
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  21. Hood_Man

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    40-15... will he pull a Federer??

    40-30...

    Game, Second Set, to Charles Xavier!
     
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    We're all tied at a set a piece.

    :shock:
     
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    Yep, maybe she did mean that.

    1 set all - didn't see that coming.
     
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    Lmao, do not turn that into a catchphrase :p
     
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    Djokovic up 2-0 in the third!
     
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  27. TJfederer16

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    Great set from Malisse, 12 winners to 3 UE's are very good stats, 100% points won on first serve is amazing against the best returner in the game, not a bad set from Novak as well apart from the service percentage needs to be higher and the DF on bp
     
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    Malisse got great 1st serve, Nole somewhat rusty but still fine, needs to get couple of matches under his belt.
     
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    Wow what the hell was that?
     
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    Xavier got trolled by the ump's chair
     
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  31. Love Game

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    exactly ... hit his r knee while trying to fly between the net post and the umpire chair ... ouch
     
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  32. Hood_Man

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    Argh! Surely he wont carry on with a cut like that?
     
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    Malisse thinking he could fly. Proven wrong.

    Classy move by Djokovic going up to him, asking for ice.
     
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  34. Hood_Man

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    Fair play to Novak there, slow motion replay shows him sprinting over immediately after it happened.

    The cut doesn't look that bad actually, maybe he'll carry on...
     
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    Ooh, Djokovic serves for the match, but down 0-40!

    15-40

    30-40

    Ooooh Malisse clips the net, he'd have had it!

    Deuce!
     
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    Novak hits a forehand long, Professor X has another break point!


    OOOOOOH!! Malisse hits the smash long!! He does everything right, possibly should have hit the volley to the right corner instead, but the overhead goes agonisingly long!
     
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    Novak hits a forehand wide to give Malisse another break point, and then double faults to hand the break back.

    Maybe he'd have more luck if he played with that mask on...
     
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    Is this Djokovic or Verdasco?
     
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    pfffffft ... the joker DF into a break! :eek:

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    Was Novak up a double break in the third or just by one?
     
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  41. batz

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    Just the one.
     
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    Anyone got a good feed?
     
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  43. Telepatic

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    Alright, terrible tennis from Nole at the moment, especially his serving reminds me of 2010.. :x

    Hopefully he shakes that rust off in Basel and Paris..
     
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    Uh oh, 0-40 on Malisse's serve... 3 MP's for Novak!
     
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    Awww... Malisse hits the forehand wide and Novak wins.

    I wish that had gone to a tiebreak.
     
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    Congratulations Novak! Wearing a mask onto the court for Halloween? Ha Ha-You've got to love this guy....
     
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    Cvac was really rusty today same as Roger was yesterday. I still fully expect Cvac to win this title,though.
     
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