2017 Davis Cup Round 1 | 03-05 Feb.

Djoko barely held and Medvedev just held at love for 5-3.

Khachanov came back nicely against Troicki 6-1 in 4th only to lose in 5th set 7-6 in first match.:( The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!:D

Definitely, I thought that at the start of the year.

Medvedev is a good player but he didn't start this match at a high level but now his confidence is growing he is playing great.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
What the heck is going on with Djokovic this guy's rapid decline is quicker than Rafa's.
Hehe.
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Medvedev is an amazing player for his height off the ground, just has a surprisingly weak serve. He's lighting up Djokovic like a pinball machine and had 15-40 than deuce and then took next two points to break with scintilating returning and play.:eek: Djokovic's serve must be a tad weak with that one treatment. Its pretty clear he's just not putting in the time. Verdasco and Istomin.:rolleyes: Anyone in form that is top 50 caliber player has a shot against this guy. Doha was a weak ass draw with an off Murray in the final.o_O
 

underground

G.O.A.T.
Hehe.
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Medvedev is an amazing player for his height off the ground, just has a surprisingly weak serve. He's lighting up Djokovic like a pinball machine and had 15-40 than deuce and then took next two points to break with scintilating returning and play.:eek: Djokovic's serve must be a tad weak with that one treatment. Its pretty clear he's just not putting in the time. Verdasco and Istomin.:rolleyes: Anyone in form that is top 50 caliber player has a shot against this guy. Doha was a weak ass draw with an off Murray in the final.o_O

Someone of Djokovic's caliber shouldn't just lose serve 4 times in a set and not even against a top 50 player. Something is wrong and someone needs to flip the switch back inside him.
 

MasturB

Legend
That Indian girl must have put a curse on Nole.

Why couldn't this decline happen before Roland Garros last year? I'd rather see him at 11 with no RG if he's gonna play like this. Sad!
 

Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

Talk Tennis Guru
Hehe.
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Medvedev is an amazing player for his height off the ground, just has a surprisingly weak serve. He's lighting up Djokovic like a pinball machine and had 15-40 than deuce and then took next two points to break with scintilating returning and play.:eek: Djokovic's serve must be a tad weak with that one treatment. Its pretty clear he's just not putting in the time. Verdasco and Istomin.:rolleyes: Anyone in form that is top 50 caliber player has a shot against this guy. Doha was a weak ass draw with an off Murray in the final.o_O
Stepanek, Verdasco and actually a very good playing Murray is not a weak draw, sorry.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Someone of Djokovic's caliber shouldn't just lose serve 4 times in a set and not even against a top 50 player. Something is wrong and someone needs to flip the switch back inside him.
Stick a fork in him.:eek: Shoulder issues now and not playing nearly enough. This looks bleak. Medvedev finally breaks for 2-0 lead in 2nd. Medvedev playing quite well it has to be said.o_O
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Hehe.
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Medvedev is an amazing player for his height off the ground, just has a surprisingly weak serve. He's lighting up Djokovic like a pinball machine and had 15-40 than deuce and then took next two points to break with scintilating returning and play.:eek: Djokovic's serve must be a tad weak with that one treatment. Its pretty clear he's just not putting in the time. Verdasco and Istomin.:rolleyes: Anyone in form that is top 50 caliber player has a shot against this guy. Doha was a weak ass draw with an off Murray in the final.o_O

True enough.

The Doha win was a false flag and got overrated. Djokovic didn't play all that well throughout the tournament, and then beat a Murray who was running on fumes and had struggled enough himself, and everyone thought things would be back to normal. AO demonstrated that neither of them were at their finest at all.

I'm confident Novak can rediscover a very solid level again, tho, if he puts in the needed dedication.
For Murray, I'm positive he'll get back to form – just needs the rest he'll now get.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
It is clear as day now that he is injured, he is forcing his 1st serve.

Why is he playing DC if he is injured? He must be insane or ignorant of his opponent.
He doesn't care about tour so much. He's doing this because he wants to play for country and the team atmosphere. Maybe win Davis Cup for Serbia this year?
 

underground

G.O.A.T.
True enough.

The Doha win was a false flag and got overrated. Djokovic didn't play all that well throughout the tournament, and then beat a Murray who was running on fumes and had struggled enough himself, and everyone thought things would be back to normal. AO demonstrated that neither of them were at their finest at all.

I'm confident Novak can rediscover a very solid level again, tho, if he puts in the needed dedication.
For Murray, I'm positive he'll get back to form – just needs the rest he'll now get.

There's nothing wrong with Murray, he was just burnt out by constantly playing (and winning) the last 6 months. With a month's rest before Dubai you'll think he'll be back in form.

Djokovic however is playing consistently crap tennis since he won RG.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Med finally consolidates for 3-0 in 2nd. These rallies may be slowly taking a toll on Medvedev; a lot of nice, long, hard hitting rallies in this match. Djoko can still win this.:oops:
 
He doesn't care about tour so much. He's doing this because he wants to play for country and the team atmosphere. Maybe win Davis Cup for Serbia this year?

That can't be true, he could be a GOAT contender if he knuckled down. Boris would beat him side of the head if he thought like this and so would Marion.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
There's nothing wrong with Murray, he was just burnt out by constantly playing (and winning) the last 6 months. With a month's rest before Dubai you'll think he'll be back in form.

Djokovic however is playing consistently crap tennis since he won RG.

That's precisely what I'm saying.

Murray will get back soon enough.

Djokovic can get back, but that depends on whether he rights the things that seem to be very wrong as of late.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
This guy's strokes are a hybrid of Aga Radwanska and girly forehand of Missile Raonic.
He's the height of Raonic. Imagine a much better serve with this movement.:eek: Med is only 20 so his serve we'll getting stronger and stronger for years to come. Its a huge weakness that Djokovic is not exploiting as well as he should. Djoko should break this guy half the time if in top form.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
That can't be true, he could be a GOAT contender if he knuckled down. Boris would beat him side of the head if he thought like this and so would Marion.
Not playing till Indian Wells and I bet he skips at least 1 masters 1000 on clay.o_O
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
That's precisely what I'm saying.

Murray will get back soon enough.

Djokovic can get back, but that depends on whether he rights the things that seem to be very wrong as of late.
That avatar makes my back hurt with that fat ass Koala.:eek:
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Denis Shapovalov has looked at the decline of Nadal and Federer and decided that he'll enjoy his hair while it lasts.
Dayum. Rublev, Medvedev, and Shaps all on at the same time. An embarrasment of NextGen riches.:eek::p
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Djoko holds nicely for 3 all after great Med BH catches sideline for 30 all. A little more sting in Djoko's shots. Med needs to win this set badly.:confused:
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Mugvedev is going to rue that DF on game point and broken. Now he lets 0-30 on Djoko's serve slip by.:confused: Med flagging?:confused:
 

Sambuccashake

Hall of Fame
So... Djokovic is barely scraping past a guy who can neither move nor land shots on the court more than three times in a row.
And not only that, screaming like he regained the #1 spot in the rankings after breaking?
Come on...
 
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