Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Checkmate, May 16, 2018 at 7:39 AM.
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May I ask, why are you starting all these threads ?
Albert has nothing to hurt djokovic. Djokovic might get a test after this match.
Djokovic needs a victory but Ramos is a decent clay courter might beat Novak here.
Preparing for RG. This is a tune-up tournament.
Novak is mounting a comeback in Rome, great to see him finally getting back to his best.
I hope Novak can win again. Sounds like he had a good couple of wins. This is his first test, plus he not reached a quarter final or better for ages. In Rome, this is his best chance.
Djokovic in 3.
Good test for Djoko here.
Nolefam prayers being answered with Novak being gifted one weak opponent after the other
Do we dare to hope that Djokovic is on the way to rekindling some kind of fire? A win in the next round will help.
Djokovic has an easy draw so he should keep progressing but the buck stops at Nadal, assuming Nadal gets by Shapovalov, Fognini.
I thought so after the Nishikori match, and picked Djok to win in 2 over Edmund. We all know how that turned out.
And Rafa losing to Thiem felt like a seismic shift in the game. It's too soon to be sure that it was anything but a blip, but it had all the makings—to me—of a young gun finally figuring out how to beat the old Master. And it wasn't really even all that close.
There is a sign that Novak is not going to quit tennis at least.
Ramos in 3
Veni, vidi,vino-lots! I like a nice Chianti to wash down some Spanish liver and fava bean sauce over pasta. But it's gonna be just an appetizer portion to prepare my palate for having another lefty friend for dinner on the weekend.
The breeze in Belgrade is blowing hard. Some Mallorcan patience is required to steady the ship.
Vinolas in 3.
LOL, no it didn't. Didn't Thiem beat Nadal in Rome last year only to be embarrassed at the FO? The same thing will happen this year. Thiem has the game to beat Nadal but he has to be firing perfectly and the problem is he's just too inconsistent to do it constantly or when it matters most. There's no reason to believe anything has changed in that respect.
Shapovalov beat Nadal on hc but I just don't think he'll be able to repeat that performance on clay when Nadal will be on high revenge mode.
Haven't heard from you in a while. Nice to have you back!
Lol. ARV haven't won a set in five meetings. He's not going to start now. Djokovic has an easy/lucky draw. After this his next opponent would be Kei/Kohly and we all know what that means.
He should make the SF easily.
Edmund hadn't won a set before either but he still beat Novak.
Sure. At least Edmund has a FH. What weapon does ARV have again?
Lol. Well, there's that.
He'll actually trouble Novak here. ARV is good from the baseline on clay, and Novak shots right now don't have a lot pop to dominate baseline points.
Do you think Novak is better now than in Australia? He played ARV and he was pretty poor. I know that was HC, but still. Plus, ARV hasn't been in good form. I don't know how he won those tiebreaks against Isner.
We shall soon find out.
The PCB kind?
Djokovic in 2 or Ramos in 3
Djoko looks a bit better now physically. Seems to have added some weight.
Vinolas doesn’t have anything to hurt djokovic. Novak has had the dream draw thus far
He would beat kei. Kohly can challenge him.
Lol this match’s already a joke.
Who do you think will beat him?
I think koli can beat him if he brings his best effort. Nishikori would get destroyed.
Pcb is consistent, that is a weapon in it self
The Djokodal SF seems more and more likely
Kohly may have a chance, but we all know he'll choke. That guy can't win not even if his life depended on it.
Depend on wich of which version of ninja
Djokovics shots are on point today. Really good hitting from him.
Wow Djoko is playing wonderfully
Some enjoyable slapping in that point. Double break
Djokovic is playing very good
woww.. Djokovic is moving freely and hitting amazing shots.. lets see can he sustain same energy till end.
Btw welcome back Ultron! Great set of tennis from Novak
A nice breadstick will help him gain weight
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