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

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  2. Novak in 3

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  3. Xavier in 2

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  4. Xavier in 3

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  1. Carsomyr

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    Did Malisse have any kind of reaction seeing Nole come on court with that mask?
     
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  2. Mainad

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    He did exactly the same thing last year at the Paris Masters.
     
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  3. TennisFan3

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    Djoko is unbeatable. Not sure if he will lose another match this year..
     
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    Didn't seem to mind it particularly, definitely there wasn't any negative sign from him at all.
    Yeah, he has done it since 2006. As he explained after the match, it's kind of a tradition for him.
     
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  5. Clarky21

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    He won't. He will win Basel,Bercy and the WTF as has already been said multiple times. The thing is though is he is not unbeatable,and hasn't been since Rome. People need to take their chances against him,and so far he is proving to be luckier than any other player I have ever seen considering how many matches he should have lost this year but didn't.
     
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  6. Mainad

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    So why are you so sure his luck will hold and no-one will take their chances against him between now and end of season?
     
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  7. Mike Sams

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    Murray is in fine form. There's no excuse for him to not be able to win this title. He should crush both Federer and Djokovic here based on comparative forms.
     
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  8. TennisFan3

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    LOL LOL LOL
     
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  9. Mike Sams

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    You call that lucky? He FOUGHT for those wins. Like Nadal does often.:)
    Other than the Federer USO match which Djokovic as some would argue was lucky to win although how can two times in a row be regarded as luck? First time he did it last year might have been luck but he did it again the following year. It can't be twice lucky. It was his destiny one could argue.
     
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  10. TennisFan3

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    Fortune favors the brave.

    The other thing for Djoko is that he's ALWAYS playing Nadal in the finals, and the Spaniard is a super-easy matchup for him and one who basically goes into their matches defeated in the locker room beforehand. Djoko's major challenge this yr has been making the finals..
     
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  11. Mike Sams

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    :confused: Didn't Murray thump an even better form of Federer last year indoors? Based on form, Murray is the top pick. He would've buried the Djokovic of today and the Federer from yesterday.
     
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  12. TennisFan3

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    Tennis is played between primarily between the ears..

    Lots of people were in great form and had chances to beat Djoko throughout the yr. But the truth is, that he's lost only 3 matches for the entire year, and out of those 2 were because of injury.

    FACT: Djoko is the overwhelming favorite in every match, every tournament that he plays, unless proven otherwise.
     
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  13. rafabull

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    Lol Joko's going out early in this one folks
     
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    Was one of those the shoulder injury at Cincinatti which was so debilitating at the USO one week later?
    Maybe everyone should retire when they're getting thumped near the end of a match so we can say they lost due to injury.
     
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    Murray thumped Federer twice in the finals of Toronto and Shanghai last year.

    Maybe but the schedule is not kind to him. Tomorrow he has to play Haase,a dangerous floater who gave him all sorts of trouble at the USO and then go straight from that to play doubles with brother Jamie against Miryni and Nestor, the no.2 seeds! That's a lot of tough tennis ahead for him tomorrow.
     
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    The goat humpers made sure of that one.
     
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    Yeah, he should have finished that match, particularly bcoz of the monsoon that started 10 minutes later. Who knows what would happened on the restart. It was bush to quit.
     
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    Haha no, 2 were because he'd rather retire than keep playing for a half hour just to lose. The only reason he stayed in the Federer match was because he felt that maybe he could win. After the Murray Final: "Sure, I could have kept playing, but for what? I was not going to win."

    QUITTER
     
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    You won't have to worry about that for the rest of this year or next year because Nadal will not be making those finals just to be beaten badly by Cvac.

    Ironically,Nadal's decline is going to be the only thing to possibly save his h2h with Cvac considering he isn't good enough to even make it to him anymore. It's a good thing anyway because since Nadal poses absolutely zero resistance for Cvac it might make it a smidge tougher for him to rack up slams like he will in the next few years if he doesn't face Nadal.
     
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  20. TennisFan3

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    I agree. Ironically, it would be harder for Djoko in slams if Nadal starts losing early. Someone like Fed, Del Potro, Murray or maybe even floaters like Tsonga, Berdych etc might give Djoko a bigger challenger. At this pt, it's too easy for him against Nadal, given the matchup issues and the decisive mental edge..
     
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    Agreed. Especially Delpo,Fed,and Murray. Shoot,just about anyone but Nadal would make it more difficult for Cvac. Tomic and Baggy took sets off of him at Wimby this year,yet Nadal barely even put up a fight. It has become pathetic,predicatable,and a complete bore for Cvac to play Nadal these days. The matches are decided before they are even played,and a Cvac win is a certainty without any doubt at all.
     
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    All Nadal can do is try his best.
    Win or lose, you know you get that from the guy and that's why he deserves respect.
    And it's too early to write him off yet.
    He'll be working hard to try and counteract the imporved competition.
     
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    LOL! The only other thing that's a certainty without any doubt is your smug (and amusingly frequent, I might add) assertions that Nadal is finished and washed up. You love to post your repeated authoritative pomposities in every thread and in every other possible way...You're so predictable at this point, dear Clarky! I daresay you have no life but this.:cry::)

    Hang in there! Help is on the way!! 2012 is around the corner and a little fate might waken you up to new possibilities, new pomposities to postulate and prognosticate. In fact, you might even start predicting the Grand Slam podium winners as those with names starting with P!!:)
     
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    The only guy who is a challenge to Djokovic in a final is Federer. He can still get into Djokovic's head at times and make him lose his cool which even Nadal hasn't managed to do this year. Those other guys like Berdych, Tsonga, etc would only have chances against Djokovic in earlier rounds.
     
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    You are a barrel of laughs my dear Outbeyond. :lol: Keeping the faith is just about all you *******s in denial have these days. 2012 will not produce anything different,and the cruel reality of that is about to hit home with you and your kind when the season starts next year.
     
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    Can't wait for the season to finish....hopefully tribal battles between Djokotards and *******s can wait till the aussie.
     
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  27. jokinla

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    So much for that.
     
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  28. Mike Sams

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    A win is a win.
     
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  29. Mike Sams

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    They'll be competing in the same tournies in Paris and the World Tour Finals. Still more possible meetings before the year is out. I hope Murray gets to #2 and then we can have Nadal and Djokovic both on the same side of the draws in Slams and Masters.:)
     
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