2017 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

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reaper

Legend
Pretty sure it's started. It's not a sort of warm-up, it's part of the serve, I think.
If that's the case....once you're down match point on your own serve....you could just bounce the ball for the rest of your life. Surely the serve starts with a ball toss you intend to hit...and Djokovic should have been given a warning.
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
If that's the case....once you're down match point on your own serve....you could just bounce the ball for the rest of your life. Surely the serve starts with a ball toss you intend to hit...and Djokovic should have been given a warning.
True. Very true. However, you do get thirty seconds to begin a point, and seconds feel longer right before a serve.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
The funny part is that Istomin doesn't look discouraged at all, I think he can still bring some resistance in sets 3 and 4.
 

ZYW

Rookie
If that's the case....once you're down match point on your own serve....you could just bounce the ball for the rest of your life. Surely the serve starts with a ball toss you intend to hit...and Djokovic should have been given a warning.
I agree if it is the first serve. However, I think someone said there is no time limit between first and second serve.
 

JadeC

Hall of Fame
Phew. Minor heart attack averted. It's like he just turned on a switch at the end being down two set points.
 
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Deleted member 512391

Guest
This match proves that the difference between a top 10 player and a top 100 player is not much afterall........in terms of skill. Every pro possesses good qualities.......to get to the top, you need mentality
LOL, say this to the guy who created that "mentality is overrated" thread. :D

Anyway, I completely agree with you, the only real difference is the mentality.
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
Not interesting.

Now you can go from "Djokovic will lose today" to "Djokovic will win the AO" mode again.
It was supposed to be humorous. If that comment was supposed to offend me, it doesn't. I never thought he'd lose here. He very well might against Dimitrov in the next round if he plays like he did this round.
 
I'm so pissed, I heard Novak was losing and just got home and turned it on 10 min ago to watch him tear back from SP down to win the set! :( I just want to watch him lose! Is that so much to ask :mad:
 

reaper

Legend
True. Very true. However, you do get thirty seconds to begin a point, and seconds feel longer right before a serve.
The problem is that the returner is crouched in an uncomfortable position, while Djokovic just bounces, and bounces, and bounces......the longer they hold the position the less dynamic their movement out of it. The returner should just walk away and start speaking very aggressively to the umpire about the (il?)legality of the tactics from the other end of the court.
 

joekapa

Legend
This game is not good for Djokovic

1) He doesn't want to raise his level this early in the tournament. He had to raise it, in the 2nd set to beat Verdasco, and now Istomin.
2) Taking way to long on the court, compared to his other top 10 opponents.
3) Slimming down so much, he will lose muscle mass after long matches.
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
I'm so pissed, I heard Novak was losing and just got home and turned it on 10 min ago to watch him tear back from SP down to win the set! :( I just want to watch him lose! Is that so much to ask :mad:
Go watch some highlights from 2012-2014. Nadal and Fed beat him many times then.
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
The problem is that the returner is crouched in an uncomfortable position, while Djokovic just bounces, and bounces, and bounces......the longer they hold the position the less dynamic their movement out of it. The returner should just walk away and start speaking very aggressively to the umpire about the (il?)legality of the tactics from the other end of the court.
But still, if they didn't call it, he didn't spend that much time. It couldn't've been more than 10 seconds- and if you are quick to get into position, you can take that much time to serve. Not saying it's morally justified- it's just legal.
 
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