Federer out, Tournament is Djok's to lose

Tsonga played lights out tennis and absolutely crushed Fed in the third. Interesting to see how far he goes this tourny, but now the entire championship is Djok's to lose now that his side of the draw is now open.
 
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NadalAgassi

Guest
It was always Djokovic's tournament to lose, especialy once Nadal and Murray lost. Tonight plays no part in that.
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
I guess Murray, Nadal, and Federer all planned a fishing trip together ahead of time.

I am not sure if Djokovic got the memo.
 

Beryl

Hall of Fame
Tsonga is the only one that can beat Novak now. I really don't like Monfils' chances and the other half is lackluster. Berdych/Fish/Stan don't stand a chance.
 

SirGounder

Hall of Fame
It was Djokovic's to lose since he has the momentum going in, but I don't think you can just count Federer out from the beginning.

Now though, I guess we can count him out.
 

norbac

Legend
Troicki out, Tournament is Stan's to lose


Monfils played lights out tennis and absolutely crushed Troicki in the third. Interesting to see how far he goes this tourny, but now the entire championship is Stanislas Warinka's to lose now that his side of the draw is now open.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I guess Murray, Nadal, and Federer all planned a fishing trip together ahead of time.

I am not sure if Djokovic got the memo.
Jokc wasn't invited. He can't fish.The real comp is at the lake now - who gets more fish. It's on Nadal's rod, since he has maximum experience.
 
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NadalAgassi

Guest
And what exactly have both done against Djokovic this year to be a bigger threat than Federer? Other than lose that is?
Nadal has come the closest to beating Djokovic on hard courts of anyone this year. Murray meanwhile can beat anyone when it isnt a slam final.
 

TennisFan3

Legend
LOL at this thread.

The tournament was ALWAYS Djokovic's to lose.

The guy has lost one match in 55 odd matches since late last year. This is a UNIQUE record in tennis. In fact, it is a UNIQUE record in ALL sports. What's he's doing right now is unparalleled in the history of the game.

Anyone who thinks Djokovic was NOT the massive overwhelming favorite for this tournament, needs to go and get his/her head checked.

NEWSFLASH: For every tournament, the rest of the ATP is playing for 2nd place..
 

norbac

Legend
LOL at this thread.

The tournament was ALWAYS Djokovic's to lose.

The guy has lost one match in 55 odd matches since late last year. This is a UNIQUE record in tennis. In fact, it is a UNIQUE record in ALL sports.

Anyone who thinks Djokovic was NOT the massive overwhelming favorite for this tournament, needs to go and get his/her head checked..
Didn't you see the poll in the Montreal thread? Federer is the favorite.
 

TennisFan3

Legend
Didn't you see the poll in the Montreal thread? Federer is the favorite.
Voters in that poll = delusional fanboys who can't see the writing on the wall i.e "the torch has been passed. FEDAL is over".

Djokovic's domination is what it is, and he has a REALLY good chance of CYGS in 2012. This year too, he should finish with something like 3 slams, 6-7 ATP 1000s, WTF etc. This might be the highest points garnered in a single year in the history of the game.

Personally, I'm only upset that Delpo is NOT living up to his potential. I'd have loved to see a 2 man race at the top challenging Djokovic, just as Nadal competed with Fed..
 

forthegame

Hall of Fame
Tsonga beating Fed back to back, hmm. I thought Fed would lose but the 3rd set margin is just, yikes.
I don't see Fed winning a slam again, ever.
I'm a fan.
 

Bud

Bionic Poster
Tsonga beating Fed back to back, hmm. I thought Fed would lose but the 3rd set margin is just, yikes.
I don't see Fed winning a slam again, ever.
I'm a fan.
If Fed doesn't win the USO this year, his GS title drought will stretch to two years (last was AO 2010). It's looking highly unlikely he'll reach 17, IMO.
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
This was always Novak's tournament to lose, even if Nadal, Murray and Federer were still in there.

He is outright the best player in the world, and is so for a reason.
 

timeisonmyside

Semi-Pro
Looks like what was originally a brutal draw for Nole is becoming a walk in the park. I guess as The King everyone bows down to you.
 

TennisFan3

Legend
I guess the question is, will Nadal get to 17 slams....?
Is that a trick question?

The question right now is whether Nadal will equal/surpass Borg. It's hard to see when/if his next few slams will come.

Forget about getting to Pete's slam count, much less Federer's..
 

gregor.b

Professional
LOL at this thread.

The tournament was ALWAYS Djokovic's to lose.

The guy has lost one match in 55 odd matches since late last year. This is a UNIQUE record in tennis. In fact, it is a UNIQUE record in ALL sports. What's he's doing right now is unparalleled in the history of the game.

Anyone who thinks Djokovic was NOT the massive overwhelming favorite for this tournament, needs to go and get his/her head checked.

NEWSFLASH: For every tournament, the rest of the ATP is playing for 2nd place..

For how long I wonder?Another 13 straight Grand Slams?That would be mighty impressive.Not ever having an off day,never getting sick,never running into someone who's playing lights out,a la Tsonga,Phillipoussis etc.
Hmm, I wonder?
 
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TheMagicianOfPrecision

Guest
It was always Djokovic's tournament to lose, especialy once Nadal and Murray lost. Tonight plays no part in that.
Who is the only player that beat Novak this year?

Case closed.

You fail, and suck.
 

MindoverMatter

Professional
sorry im late, i forgot to hitch a ride on the bandwagon on the way here

seriously, djokovic will lose at some point, and the fans will cry out "how?!?"

but dont worry, i already have an answer! its because the man is currently going through the best tennis of his life, and he a pretty good setup for it. Federer is 30 and downward to retirement, Nadal is out of his prime (still a really good player, but out of his prime nonetheless), Murray is.....Murray, and the rest of the players are either too old to beat him or are too young to have reached the point yet. Djokovic reached a nice sweet spot that, in my opinion, inflates his talent.

Now let me tell you what's going to happen. Younger players are going to get older mature a lot, and one if not many will consistantly take out Djokovic, a different player will take #1 and he will never get it again. My prediction? this will happen in 1-2 years from now. Djokovic will get 3 slams, and will be placed on the tiers of talent, but not GOAT level, players
 

norbac

Legend
Who is the only player that beat Novak this year?

Case closed.

You fail, and suck.
And what is their head to head this year? Who has won 50 matches this year? Who is number 1 in the world? Who has won 8 titles? Who is The King? Who is the Child of God? Who is the SON of God? Who will finish his career with 666 weeks at number 1? Who will finish his career with 23 Majors?

Hail Noel!
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
And what is their head to head this year? Who has won 50 matches this year? Who is number 1 in the world? Who has won 8 titles? Who is The King? Who is the Child of God? Who is the SON of God? Who will finish his career with 666 weeks at number 1? Who will finish his career with 23 Majors?

Hail Noel!
Wow, I had no idea he was the Antichrist.
 

ACE of Hearts

Talk Tennis Guru
Fed's done!!!!!!I am a fed fan but this guy is doned!!!!I will root for him but his game stinks right now!!!!!6-1?Where is ur pride in that 3rd set?The guy is just happy to be playing.I dont see the fire anymore!
 

Clarky21

Banned
sorry im late, i forgot to hitch a ride on the bandwagon on the way here

seriously, djokovic will lose at some point, and the fans will cry out "how?!?"

but dont worry, i already have an answer! its because the man is currently going through the best tennis of his life, and he a pretty good setup for it. Federer is 30 and downward to retirement, Nadal is out of his prime (still a really good player, but out of his prime nonetheless), Murray is.....Murray, and the rest of the players are either too old to beat him or are too young to have reached the point yet. Djokovic reached a nice sweet spot that, in my opinion, inflates his talent. Now let me tell you what's going to happen. Younger players are going to get older mature a lot, and one if not many will consistantly take out Djokovic, a different player will take #1 and he will never get it again. My prediction? this will happen in 1-2 years from now. Djokovic will get 3 slams, and will be placed on the tiers of talent, but not GOAT level, players
I completely agree with the bolded part. There is no doubt about it that Djokovic is extremely lucky right now. I really hope some of the younger players step it up and take him out before he inflates his slam count to those of which he is not worthy of.
 

ledwix

Hall of Fame
If Fed doesn't win the USO this year, his GS title drought will stretch to two years (last was AO 2010). It's looking highly unlikely he'll reach 17, IMO.
He's still averaging semifinals, though. That would seem to indicate that one lucky draw would let him win another major.
 

8nfinity

New User
Nole Vs. Tsonga should be an interesting match-up. While everyone has been bashing Federer's lackluster performance, enough credit isn't being given to Tsonga. He outplayed Federer during that match and handled Almagro pretty well today. I still think Nole will win the match but who knows? I think he'll be tested again.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Nole Vs. Tsonga should be an interesting match-up. While everyone has been bashing Federer's lackluster performance, enough credit isn't being given to Tsonga. He outplayed Federer during that match and handled Almagro pretty well today. I still think Nole will win the match but who knows? I think he'll be tested again.
It has the makings of the real final.Whoever wins it (I hope for Tsonga but expect Djokovic) will take home the trophy.
 
sorry im late, i forgot to hitch a ride on the bandwagon on the way here

seriously, djokovic will lose at some point, and the fans will cry out "how?!?"

but dont worry, i already have an answer! its because the man is currently going through the best tennis of his life, and he a pretty good setup for it. Federer is 30 and downward to retirement, Nadal is out of his prime (still a really good player, but out of his prime nonetheless), Murray is.....Murray, and the rest of the players are either too old to beat him or are too young to have reached the point yet. Djokovic reached a nice sweet spot that, in my opinion, inflates his talent.

Now let me tell you what's going to happen. Younger players are going to get older mature a lot, and one if not many will consistantly take out Djokovic, a different player will take #1 and he will never get it again. My prediction? this will happen in 1-2 years from now. Djokovic will get 3 slams, and will be placed on the tiers of talent, but not GOAT level, players

Nadal is just 25 and he is out of his prime. haha. that itself is ridiculous let along everything else that you have written. Djokovic just peaked this year and he is making everyone pay.end of story.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Nadal is just 25 and he is out of his prime. haha. that itself is ridiculous let along everything else that you have written. Djokovic just peaked this year and he is making everyone pay.end of story.
Rafa is an old 25-year-old. He said earlier this year that he felt like he had been playing on the tour for "100 years".
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Just stop please
What was wrong with what I said? Nadal has been one of the dominant tennis players since he was 18, and he has a very physical style of play. You can't compare Nadal at 25 to players who bloom much later and play their best tennis at 25.
 
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