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Djokovic knocked out of Miami !

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posted Mar 28, 2008

Republic of South Africa and theres nothing on the link about Djoko.

Kevin Anderson has a big serve and F/H and was finalist at Las Vegas recently.

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posted Mar 28, 2008

Anderson had nerves of steel in this match, that's for sure.

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posted Mar 28, 2008

duggie,
look at ALL the photos, and Novak with at least 5 different girls....all with the glint in their eye...sometimes smellilng roses along the way does cost....

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posted Mar 28, 2008

Has anyone seen the match, anywhere?

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posted Mar 28, 2008

I'm a big fan of this result, mainly because I'm not a big fan of Djoko's on court attitude and dont really find his style of play attractive to watch, he doesn't have the grace of Federer or the
ferocity of Nadal. He's a great player and unfortunatly for me, I think he'll recover from this loss soon.

FEDERER WILL NOW WIN MIAMI

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posted Mar 28, 2008

Nole
On my link there are 8 photos and not one of Djoko.

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posted Mar 28, 2008

Wikipedia says : Kevin Anderson (born May 18, 1986 in Johannesburg) is a male South African tennis player.

SO ACCORDING TO U11043469 THIS MEANS THAT DJOKOVIC IS 21 (Kevi´s age) - 9 years = 12 years old

Turned professional only in 2007.
Career high of #121 in singles March 10, 2008.

TOO EARLY TO SAY LUCKY DRAW (AND INCONSISTENT DJOKOVIC) OR SOMEONE WHO WILL RISE FURTHER THROUGH THE RANKS IN 2008 (AND CAUSING FURTHER UPSETS)

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posted Mar 28, 2008

Duggie, the BBC have changed the photos, so I have replaced the link, have a look (I could't find the other 3...)!

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comment by sheltec (U7618410)

posted Mar 28, 2008

"tough as it sounds, but if he can't beat Ancic (and I don't meant to undervalue this good player), he doen't dereve to be in top 10."

Remember these words nole? Im sorry this is not to make you feel bad, just to make you realize that players do have off days no matter how good they are and how good a form they are in.

I am a Federer fan and I was really disappointed to hear all these comments (like he is using illness as an excuse, he has no respect for others, his era is over). I agree he is not been in the best of the form and may fall short in this tournament as well but he is only a human being. He has dominated the game like no other person ever has and a couple of defeats and already talks of his demise. One should at least give him until the end of this year before making any comments. But then I should not blame you guys. You people had been waiting for 4 long years for this time.

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posted Mar 28, 2008

Good win by the Big A and Djokovic probably over-celebrated his IW win. There is a recurring patern with him though, win in Montreal, 2nd round Cincy... win in IW, second round Miami... He is yet to establish the consistency of Federer or to a lesser extent Nadal. That means that Nadal is more or less safe until the clay-court season but I expect Djokovic to bounce back <ok>

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posted Mar 28, 2008

No knee jerk reaction from me. Djoko will bounce back from this and be in contention in future big events. It's also normal that for the back to back masters, the winner rarely succeeds in the following event. These days, being 95% won't do.
Strangely I looked this guy up last night as I wasn't familiar with him and never seen him play. Came through quali beating a few decent opponents, then did for Calleri in R1. Coming up to 22 and only ranked 55 doesn't say a lot, but then I found he only turned pro last year so he's had a pretty good year 1. At 6'7" I'd assume he's got a big serve. I actually mused on whether he might give Djoko a run for his money, struck me as a guy who might be creeping in under the radar. But no more, so doubtless he'll be out next round! Though that quarter is looking very open now....

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posted Mar 28, 2008

djokovic will overtake nadal by the end of RG unless nadal is on fire in the clay season (he virtually won every tournament last year) and maybe this anderson guy will prove to be good afterall

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posted Mar 28, 2008

sheltec,
I stand by my words.
If Murray wants to be in top 10 and higher, he must start beating strong playlers (Ancic).
NO obvious excuse for Djokovic, all I can think of is his youth and inexperience...I don't think Federer was consistent at 20 (2001) either...

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comment by U11188452

posted Mar 28, 2008

Djoko blew a 2-0 lead in the decider, after he got a warning from the umpire for taking too much time. That, together with the partisan supporters of the NCAA champ, clearly unnerved him -- he went on to lose the next 13 straight points!!!<doh>.

He has to earn to handle such situations better. Unfortunately for him, that cost him 500 ATP points outright --a lard lesson.

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posted Mar 28, 2008

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What a mug. I can barely even see my keyboard through the tears of laughter.

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comment by U11188452

posted Mar 28, 2008

At 20, Federer was a notorious choker! Now many time did he blow matches he should win, mostly against Hewitt, Henman, Nalbandian... He only became a consistent player after he won Wimbledon 03, just short of 22.

In comparison, Djoko is miles ahead at the same age.

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comment by U11188452

posted Mar 28, 2008

Miss "no name",

It would not make any difference if you have tears or not, you can´t see anyway -- and neither can your other fellow BLIND WORSHIPPERS<doh>

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posted Mar 28, 2008

Whatever you say fangirl. I know this must be a challenging time for you Federer haters, now that Screech's bid to overtake the number 1 spot takes a huge hit. Must be tough having doubts, maybe he is not the one to end the evil Swiss ego-king's domination after all :(:(:( Have a hug on me fangirl <hug>

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comment by katada (U8420250)

posted Mar 28, 2008

uncletoni

Read espndeportes and see what J. McKenroe said about Nadal, Djokovic and the clay court season. Have a good night everyone I'm going with a friend to see a TANGO SHOW. Spo tomorrow I'll be dancing tango.

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comment by newNo1 (U11181846)

posted Mar 28, 2008

was predictable . . . he hasnt got the consistancy to win back to back tournaments. Federer will be happy!!!

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posted Mar 28, 2008

Cheers and have fun katada <hug>

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posted Mar 28, 2008

I am all in favour of young hotshots going through an embarrasing defeat every now and then and this will certainly serve djoko as a big lesson, perhaps in the future he will refrain from overanalyzing other player's skills. I'm sorry, but if he's no 3 in the world, he ought to know better than to be thrashed by a no 122 or so. djoko has been way too arrogant recently. Having said all this, I think players taller than 6ft3 say should not be allowed to play competitively, so this would include this guy andersen, also karlovic because neither know s*** about tennis and only get points by wacking ace after ace. It's an unfair advantage. But still glad djoko got his well deserved lesson

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comment by U11188452

posted Mar 28, 2008

It was your "God" Federer who hailed Djokovic as the best of the world at the moment!!!

Are you, you sissy blind worshipper, going to refute the statement of your God? What a sin from a worshipper<doh>!

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posted Mar 28, 2008

what are you going on about 'pictures of djokovic'??

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comment by U11188452

posted Mar 28, 2008

sorry, my last post was addressed to Miss "no name"!

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posted Mar 28, 2008

fedador i'm not judging you but how much exactly have you seen on anderson to make such a judgement on him?

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posted Mar 28, 2008

click on the link at the bottom of the article!!!

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posted Mar 28, 2008

"Having said all this, I think players taller than 6ft3 say should not be allowed to play competitively, so this would include this guy andersen, also karlovic because neither know s*** about tennis and only get points by wacking ace after ace. It's an unfair advantage. But still glad djoko got his well deserved lesson"

Anderson only served 6 aces in 3 sets today, and beat the defending champ here on a slow hardcourt. He obviously isn't all serve.

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posted Mar 28, 2008

If this had been Davydenko the tennis authorities would be all over him. History is littered by by the occasional upset of a top favorite by a rank outsider - it happens

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posted Mar 28, 2008

click on the link at the bottom of the article!

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posted Mar 28, 2008

what are you going on about ' pictures of djokovic' glint in eye.. wtf?

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posted Mar 28, 2008

Anderson was 58 in the world when I looked last night and has only turned pro last year.
Who knows, maybe he's good....

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posted Mar 28, 2008

bolton - can't say I've even heard of him to be honest, so I haven't attempted to judge him as a player. I just saw his profile and saw he was 6ft7, pretty tall that. Karlovic wasn't serving as many aces when he only just became a pro but soon established an average of 20+. Andersen will too I'm sure.
U198....I haven't watched the matched and I'm sure he must be skilled overall, but serve of such tall players is usually the biggest weapon coz they can't move very fast and find fast change of positioning a tad awkward.

At the AO I wasn't a fan of tsonga at all, but I kept saying that it would be great if he's really all that for some time to come becasue we get to see fun matches. I will say the same about andersen

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posted Mar 28, 2008

I've watched Anderson and he is a decent baseliner for a guy his size, has a great backhand. Really should have won Las Vegas but fatigue kicked in during the final.

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posted Mar 28, 2008

just to add, I did say he knows s** about tennis, I guess I've overdone it a bit, but having seen karlovic play live quite a few times, I amde assumption that andersen is the same. I found karlovic matches terribly dull and monotone

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posted Mar 28, 2008

I've just added a link with all the original photos BBC had cleared in the meantime (top link), seems like NOvak's had a good time at the party, probably thinking he could still pull of a win without a good night's sleep...Novak, Novak.....

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posted Mar 28, 2008

nole I had to look twice maybe three times at that photo on that link.

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photogallery/miamiparty/f_24.jpg

Is it/isn't it? Surely it can't be? Yes it is.
And for all those sad people who want her picture together with the original Russian blonde why here it is (top row second photo along)-

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/photogallery/

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posted Mar 28, 2008

No offence, but why's Sharapova there if she's not even playing??? I thought she said she needed a break <doh> . Bet I can guess, Mr. Larry Scott wants his barbie doll, more American-than-Russian princess there to represent Sony Ericsson- she's been made an ambassador for the company and is even designing a phone for them <laugh>

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posted Mar 28, 2008

This is what Djockovic had to say..

"In the last point my shoelace was broken but I'm not trying to find excuses," said Australian Open champion and world number three Djokovic. "He deserved to win."


Massive upset here. I saw Anderson on TV few days back. He was really awful that day but he must have played a great match to knock Novak out

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posted Mar 28, 2008

I don't know what shoelaces on these modern trainers are made of, but my cotton Dunlop ones are still serving me (I'm embarassed to say how many years...)

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comment by U11188452

posted Mar 28, 2008

There must be something going on between Sharapova and Djokovic -- She was in his box at the USO 07 final as well.

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posted Mar 28, 2008

To the best of my knowledge NOvak has had a Serbian girlfriend in Italy (!) for over a year now.
She actually watched him twice in Marseille and I think Madrid, and he lost both times!

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posted Mar 28, 2008

fbg as long as she was in his box and it wasn't the other way round!

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comment by Sonnet (U11348417)

posted Mar 28, 2008

What an awful lot of hysteria and shock horror comments about a completely and utterly minor setback. And thats all it is. Lets see who is top of the tree in December 2008. Er let me take a wild guess now. Could it be Federer, Djokovic and Nadal that will still be dominating? <laugh> Of course they will.
This is hardly unique now is it? Really a top player losing to an unknown player? Wow!!
The difference is Djokovic is a proven player and Anderson is er well isn't. Its happened before
( Remember Federer) And it will happen again.
And of course its not a Grand Slam.
What a lot of fuss and rubbish talked not to mention gloating about virtually zilch all.

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posted Mar 28, 2008

"But the Serb appeared rattled by a time violation warning while preparing to serve at deuce, lost 13 points in a row and found himself a break down. "

Time violation, eh? Couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke. ;)

Let's hope he gets a good rattling every time he uses that ploy from now on.

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posted Mar 28, 2008

noleisbest

and in dubai too

against roddick

and he lost

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comment by U11188452

posted Mar 28, 2008

Max the husky,

Maybe he was -- that we are not allowed to see, of course;-)

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posted Mar 28, 2008

Sharapova must be taller than him in those heels <laugh>

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comment by Hele (U1390719)

posted Mar 28, 2008

Argh, I had him going all the way to the final in the ATP bracket thingy... :(

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comment by Sonnet (U11348417)

posted Mar 28, 2008

Hold the front page !
Djokovic lost to an older unseeded player. <laugh>
Sampras lost to Bastl ONCE. !! But I am sure he won 14 Slams along the way ! <laugh>

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