Djokovic Steps His Game Up While Fish Flounders; Nadal Meets Murray In Miami Showdown
by Sean Randall | March 29th, 2012, 11:36 pm
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For a good 45 minutes Novak Djokovic looked like the scary, XBox-ish Nole of 2011 during a 6-2, 7-6 win over the in-form David Ferrer Thursday night in the Miami Tennis Masters quarterfinal.

Djokovic came out fully focused and dialed-in against Ferrer, hammering the Spaniard to breeze to a 6-2 first set. Ferrer picked up his play in the second, pushing Djokovic. The Serb got a break but like Rafael Nadal 24 hours earlier, he couldn’t put his opposition away when serving for the match at 5-4. Djokovic, though, didn’t get down settling the match in the breaker, 7-1.

“He’s like a wall on the court. Gets a lot of balls back. He always makes you play an extra shot,” said Djokovic who won 10 straight in Miami. “So that’s something that I was expecting. He was more than impressive, especially in his last match against del Potro. I needed to play well and aggressive and step into the court from the first point. That’s what I did.”

Overall, it was one of Djokovic’s best performances and it came at a time when he needed it most. After losses in Dubai and Miami, maybe some doubts were creeping in. But Djokovic showed some of the old form from 2011 that made him so tough to beat.

Tomorrow night, Djokovic, who should be in groove from all the groundstrokes he hit against Ferrer, plays another claycourter in Juan Monaco.

The Argentine celebrated his 28th birthday by pounding Mardy Fish 6-1, 6-3 to reach the semifinals.

“It was unbelievable,” said Monaco. “I think the way to celebrate my birthday, playing like this like I did today, [I] feel proud and very happy [to] be here on my birthday.”

Fish, who was a Miami semifinalist a year ago, really looked hapless out there out times. So bad it prompted former U.S. Davis Cup captain and ESPN commentor Patrick McEnroe to say that he’d never seen Fish play worse.

“He did a lot of things well today,” said Fish. “I think more than anything else, he shrunk the court extremely well with his movement, and that’s why I think you saw a ton of errors from me.”

Monaco is a hot player having just whipped Andy Roddick and Fish. And he’ll have fair amount of support at the “Latin American Slam”, but if Djokovic plays like he did tonight Juan will have zero chance.

Djokovic’s won all four meetings with Monaco losing only one set. And as the defending champion I don’t think Djokovic lets down this deep into the tournament. Yes, I think he’ll be holding the trophy up again on Sunday.

In the earlier semifinal, it’s a blockbuster meeting between longtime rivals Nadal and Andy Murray. Both guys come into Friday’s showdown with question marks and concerns.

By his own admission, Nadal just hasn’t been playing great and his knee is again an issue.

And if not for an indigestion tablet, Murray might have been watching this semifinal from his TV. The Scot did pull through in the end against Janko Tipsarevic in three sets, but it was a sloppy effort.

Rafa leads 13-5 in this series including three comprehensive wins in Grand Slam play last year. Murray did win their last meeting going away 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the Tokyo final last fall. And with knee doubts for Nadal and Lendl’s influence, I’ll reluctantly tip Murray.

“I’ve always quite enjoyed playing him on hard courts,” Murray said of Nadal. “He’s obviously very tough for everybody. He’s played well here the last couple of years. I think it’s a good, good court for him, pretty good conditions. He’s obviously playing some good tennis. You know, semis singles last week and won the doubles. So he’s played a lot, you know, after taking quite a long break.”

The women’s final is set and a new champion will be crowned as Maria Sharapova meets Agnieszka Radwanska collide on Saturday. Sharapova pulled out a tough win over the improving Caroline Wozniacki. And Radwanska continued her hot form ousting Marion Bartoli in a match that was so bad it caused the lights to go out.

ESPN2 will have live coverage of the both semifinals at 3pm ET and at 7pm.

FRIDAY MIAMI SCHEDULE

STADIUM Start 12:45 pm
Vania King (USA)/Monica Niculescu (ROU) v [5] Maria Kirilenko (RUS)/Nadia Petrova (RUS)
Not Before 3:00 PM
[4] Andy Murray (GBR) v [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP)

Starting at 7:00 PM
Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Juan Monaco (ARG)
[6] Sara Errani (ITA)/Roberta Vinci (ITA) v [WC] Gisela Dulko (ARG)/Paola Suarez (ARG)


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79 Comments for Djokovic Steps His Game Up While Fish Flounders; Nadal Meets Murray In Miami Showdown

Michael Says:

It is good that Novak peaked at the right moment. The match against Ferrer was dicey and the ease with which he has got through this match should make him favourite to pick the title. Miami is quite crucial to Novak continuing as No.1


Michael Says:

Regarding the other semi which features Nadal and Murray. I feel that Nadal will sail through this one given that Murray is not playing well. If Murray has to have any chance in this match, he should serve exceptionally well and that will hold the key. Otherwise, it should be Nadal in straight with a set being competitive or utmost 3 sets.


Roger Federer Fan Says:

Nole is playing well….but not better than Federer.
If not for Rafa’s gamesmanship of quitting, Federer would have defeated Roddick and would be pummeling Nole in the SF.
But watch out for Federer during the clay season !!!!


marko Says:

@Roger Federer Fan

What????

I don’t understand how you can say that Federer is playing better that Nole..Especially considering Fed is no longer in the tournament because he just lost to Roddick.

I also don’t understand what Rafa has to do with Fed losing to Roddick.


Eric Says:

Murray/Rafa – likely to get pretty dicey. I’d guess three very competitive sets, maybe with a bit of a washout in the first or third. But I have no earthly idea who will win. I’d guess Rafa, but you never know…


Roger Federer Fan Says:

Federer has more ranking points than Nole in 2012.
Federer has more ranking points than Nole since USO2011.

This proves that Federer IS playing better than Nole.

Federer is the legitimate No.1 player. ATP ranking system sucks.

Request to Skeezer and Dave:
Please come and explain how Rafa influences each and every defeat of Federer.


Sean Randall Says:

^^^ Lovely.

So should we still count Grand Slam or just throw those out?


Eric Says:

Don’t feed the fake Fed fans…


tennisfan Says:

What a performance by Novak today! When it mattered, he stepped up today!

Novak #Djokovic- The Fearless Champion! http://bit.ly/H6CHrw


Skeezerweezer Says:

RFF

You like to fish eh?.. But your bait is smelly.


Superhuman Says:

Nole will dominate this clay season! Mark my words!


King Federer Says:

The hammering that nole put on rafa is shrinking the already pea-sized brains that r@fatards are endowed with.

RFF, try to be original. copying humble rafa is getting real old.

Great win by Nole. Nole, yet to drop a set in miami. looking ominous for a nole slam at paris!


roy Says:

‘Please come and explain how Rafa influences each and every defeat of Federer.’

that’s easy. uncle toni sneaks into every match and gives illegal coaching to federer’s opponent.
see, even though rafa is completely one dimensional and has no options on court, toni regularly gives him coaching from the sidelines, telling him how to adapt his one dimensional game into a variety of different game plans.
you’d think that somebody with a one dimensional game would only be able to do one thing on court and therefore that tactical coaching would be pointless, but actually that’s not true.
toni’s coaching has been decisive in all of nadal’s matches with federer.
toni will say things like, ‘hit the ball deep.’ and ‘don’t hit the ball short.’ and ‘fight’. and ‘use your forehand.’
federer is helpless against this kind of illegal coaching.


roy Says:

and of course when federer is playing other opponents, who don’t have one dimensional games, toni’s sneaky illegal coaching is even more powerful.
toni can say things like ‘serve aces’. or if they’re argentinian, ‘blow snot on the court’ before change of ends.


Borg Says:

Our Rafa has once again proven that he is head and shoulders above Federer. He has yet again reached the semi final of Miami despite playing with an injured leg. While Federer is no where in the picture and has gone to Switzerland. So far he has reached the finals of australian open, and semi finals in indian wells where Federer bet him because of the wind and cold factor, and now miami where he is destined for greater glory. If his legs are okay this time even Novak will face the heat from Rafa and there can be no more delight to Rafans than see our Rafa beating the Djoker. For us Rafans Federer is nothing because he has been beaten black and blue by our Rafa. All the best to Rafa for his first victory in miami. Prove who you are to the whole world.


Borg Says:

roy,

Rafa has a one dimensional game. Oh, that is your discovery. But this one dimensional game is enough for your Federer because he has been beaten black and blue by our Rafa on all courts. The Head to head stands at 18-10 and of the 10 victories of Federer, the first victory over Rafa at Miami was a damn fluke when Federer beat him after losing the first two sets and also down 1-4 in the third. The Indian wells victory is another fluke when Federer beat him taking advantage of the wind and cold factor. Take these victories off and then the head to head will look even more silly. The supposed Goat is trailing 10-18 against Rafa the real Goat.


Borg Says:

Skeeze,

Dont mind if I say you stink a lot.


Heather Says:

Borg-so glad he is YOUR RHUFFAH. Love your subtle wit [stink a lot]. Agree absolutely, RHUFFAH is a real goat. Groaner of all time.

Lost due to cold and wind. Hmmmm Federer was obviously on another court. Excuses excuses excuses.YAWN.

GO NOLE


Colin Says:

Michael, at this stage in a tournament I don’t think it’s possible to say Murray’s “not playing well” in the present tense. In the Aussie Open quarters I watched him beat Nishikori and thought “he’ll have to play better than that against Nole” – and he did! He may play poorly against Nadal (though I don’t think he’ll succumb mentally), but he’s just as likely to manage a first serve percentage in the 70s and have a great match. I think I’ll use the old phrase “cautiously optimistic”.
Despite the prevailing cynicism, I think Rafa does have knee trouble, and if Murray plays as he can, that knee will do a LOT of running.


El Flaco Says:

When is the men’s final?


Kimberly Says:

Sunday


Brando Says:

I believe rafa is telling the truth about his knee. He also skipped practice yesterday. If that is the case I won mind if rafa were to lose today. Rather he puts less exertion on his knee and gets more time to rest for the clay season, than do ALOT of running, long rallies in order to beat Murray and then djokovic. It is unfortunate, but health most come 1st for rafa. We do not want a repeat of 2009!


alison hodge Says:

yeah well said brando,as a fan 2009 broke my heart,i can take his defeats,but one thing i cant take is years like that,risking more injury then having to pull out of slams like wimby,urgh i still cringe thinking about it, i dont know about you, but i for one found it quite lonely and dissapointing as a fan having my favourite missing,and i would not want history repeating itself,and he does seemed to have learned his lesson and is doing the smart thing by cutting down on the shedual.


jamie Says:

But watch out for Federer during the clay season !!!!

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LOL. Federer will not win a single title during the clay season.

Djokovic will win Monte Carlo. Is he playing the Serbian Open? That would be another win for Djokovic.

Astrologically speaking, Nadal will only win titles in May and June. April and July will be lousy months for Nadal.

So whatever tournaments are played in April(Miami final- Nole is the favorite, Monte Carlo – Nole will win and Barcelona – Ferrer finally) and July(Wimbledon – Federer or Murray are the favorites astrologically speaking and Olympics – similar to Wimbledon), Nadal will not win.

Ferrer will have great chances of finally winning Barcelona.

Nadal best chances of winning titles will be in Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros all played in his best months this year astrologically speaking which would be May and June. Halle is played in June but Federer, like Murray and De Potro will be entering a nice period after June 12. By the USO, Djokovic and Del Potro will having a great period.


Brando Says:

@Alison: hi, and I agree. IF losing or withdrawing would help rafa’s fitness than winning Miami- I much rather have that happen for him. I also hope on the clay swing he skips Madrid masters also. Less is more for rafa, IMHO, going into RG this year.


jamie Says:

Edit:

Nadal’s best chances of winning titles will be in Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros all played in his best months this year astrologically speaking which would be May and June. Halle is played in June but Federer, like Murray and Del Potro will be entering a nice period after June 12. By the USO, Djokovic and Del Potro will be having a great period.


jamie Says:

Nole will dominate this clay season! Mark my words!

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Nole has fantastic transits,lunar and solar until May.

During the last solar eclipse on November 25, 2011, Nole lost at the WTF to Tipsarevic.

This was the last time he lost at one of the big five tournaments which are the 4 slams and the WTF.

The Solar eclipse was opposite to his natal Sun.

The next solar eclipse will be on May 21 and will be above Nole’s sun.

This is really terrible for Nole’s prospects at the French Open, he won’t win it.


alison hodge Says:

thanks brando yeah,time to ease of a bit,quality rather than quantity,for the sake of longevity in his career.


Kimberly Says:

Any word on whether rafa will play I withdraw I am about to shell out a few hundred bucks to a ticket dealer for the day session….I keep checking google but nothing


jamie Says:

thanks brando yeah,time to ease of a bit,quality rather than quantity,for the sake of longevity in his career.

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Nadal will have many injuries in 2013. More than ever before. In 2013 Saturn will conjunct his natal Pluto and then his ascendant entering his 1st. This indicates having to make a new start and a quieter part of his life will ensue. Maybe injuries will catch up with him? Retirement from the sport?


jamie Says:

About Federer from Vedic Astrology:

According to Vedic Astrology, Federer is passing through the major period of Mercury whose natal position is in his 12th House of retirement. A gradual decline in his career has already become visible with South-node transiting via 10th House and it will continue to slide downwards during 2012 as well. However, Jupiter will be transiting through his 9th House of fortune, in trine with natal Venus, the lord of his 10th House, which may create a false impression of his resurgence, as he may win some titles in 2012.


jamie Says:

Djokovic last year into the start of this one was very lucky as he had Jupiter sitting on his midheaven all year because of retrograde action. Very rare that anyone has fortune like that. Murray will improve because of Ivan Lendl, a very good appointment astrologically. He also has Jupiter in the same place as Djokovic had this Wimbledon, but so does Federer as both Murray’s and Federer’s charts have very similar and close Ascendants. Murray is the younger of the two, and I would expect him to at least reach the final. Then it is down to nerve, and whether he has it in him to cross the finishing line.


jamie Says:

The winner of Wimbledon will be Federer or Murray.


jamie Says:

The year 2012 will continue to be a great year for Djokovic. He will go on to win more titles and will retain his position as the number 1 ranked player. The French Open and Wimbledon may elude him but chances of him winning the US Open again are high.


Nina Says:

Jamie, me thinks you’re putting too much faith in astrology. lol


Nina Says:

By the way, in the first set Nole played with an extra gear we haven’t seen this year yet, it was downright scary stuff, he was unplayable, no one could have done anything to stop him. I hope this new version of Nole will be consistent in 2012.


jamie Says:

Ajde!


steve-o Says:

In 2009, Nadal was out for all of six weeks with his supposedly grave knee injuries. When he came back he was making quarters, semis, finals easy.

That’s not a career threatening injury. That’s mild at best. He skipped one Wimbledon tournament. One. And that only after playing a couple exhibition matches on grass, losing to Wawrinka and Hewitt. If his knees were so badly shot, why did he do that and risk further injury? You will never hear a coherent answer to that one.

What happened to Del Potro was a career-threatening injury. Nadal has never had more than a boo-boo. He just makes a big honking production out of every little niggle.

If it’s one thing I don’t waste time worrying about, it’s Nadal’s health. He has an unlimited supply of stamina and has made umpteen miraculous speedy recoveries from supposedly grave injuries that one can safely assume he will almost always be able to do so.

I just go with the simplest explanation: those injuries were never very severe. Rather than the illogical possibility of a player who has umpteen serious injuries but amazing recuperative powers that allow him to bounce back within a few months or weeks to his top level.

Did you know, for instance, that Nadal not only has chronic tendinitis, but a congenital foot defect that threatened to end his career?

http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/6885099/rafael-nadal-considered-golf-career-sidelined-career-threatening-injury

his lowest point seems to have been when doctors discovered a congenital bone problem in the bridge of his left foot soon after a five-set victory over Ivan Ljubicic in Madrid on his toughest indoor surface.

Nadal said that joy was soon replaced by “a state of deepest gloom.”

“(The) diagnosis had initially been like a shot to the head,” Nadal writes. “The bone still hurts me. It remains under control, just, but we can never drop our guard.”

Since winning Madrid over Ljubicic in 2005, Nadal has won 9 majors, 15 Masters titles, and 34 titles overall, and been the #1 player in the world for 102 weeks. Clearly, that foot problem has really hurt his career!

Oh, did I say “chronic”?

http://www.nadalnews.com/2010/08/10/no-longer-chronic/

“We are optimistic,” explain medical sources, familiar with the two visits that Rafael Nadal made this summer to the clinic La Esperanza in Vitoria, where the player treated his battered knees, taking advantage of the month’s scheduled break between his victory at Wimbledon and the Toronto tournament, which starts today. “The progress has been good: from diagnosis of chronic tendinopathy, with which he came, it has turns out that the tendinitis he had, is not chronic. In medicine it is impossible to ensure that something is healed forever, but the prevision, however, it’s that with this he is fine and there should not be a need for re-treatment.

Oops. My mistake.

Well, I’m glad those doctors were so wrong (presumably Nadal can afford to hire the best doctors in the world), and that they could heal such a serious problem with a few injections. Phew! Really dodged a bullet there.

After that, he won the USO, supposedly his toughest surface, with the loss of one set, so that treatment must really have worked well.

Nadal has made seven of the last nine major finals, winning four, and has been in the last four major finals. Gosh, his career is really in serious danger of being cut short by those injuries!

With regards to the supposedly smarter scheduling that is supposedly helping cut down on the number of matches and preserve his body, it’s completely fictitious. Here’s Nadal’s schedule for the last three years.

Nadal 2009 schedule: 17 tournaments + 2 Davis Cup

Doha
AO
Rotterdam
Davis Cup (v. Serbia)
IW
Miami
MC
Barcelona
Rome
Madrid
RG
Montreal
Cincinnati
USO
Beijing
Shanghai
Paris
YEC
Davis Cup (v. Czech Republic)

Total matches played: 80

Nadal 2010 schedule: 17 tournaments

Doha
AO
IW
Miami
MC
Rome
Madrid
RG
Queen’s
Wimbledon
Toronto
Cincinnati
USO
Bangkok
Tokyo
Shanghai
YEC

Total matches played: 81

Nadal 2011 schedule: 17 tournaments + 3 Davis Cup

Doha
AO
Davis Cup (v. Belgium)
IW
Miami
MC
Barcelona
Madrid
Rome
RG
Queen’s
Wimbledon
Montreal
Cincinnati
USO
Davis Cup (v. France)
Tokyo
Shanghai
YEC
Davis Cup (v. Argentina)

Total matches played: 84

For the last three years, he’s been playing the same number of yearly tournaments and about the same number of matches–more matches in 2011 than in 2009, in fact. Sure, he skipped Davis Cup in 2010, but in 2011 he played more Davis Cup ties than he had in 2009.

And in 2011 he had more consistent performance than 2010. If not for Djokovic he would have won seven consecutive titles from IW to RG and defended his three major titles. It was not physical problems he had, but problems with a certain Serb.


RZ Says:

Yet another women’s final that I will not be watching (though I’ll be rooting whole-heartedly for Aga). Too bad Woz couldn’t knock off Shriekapova. The WTA is chickening out on telling its players to pipe down.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/story/2012-03-29/wta-targets-next-generation-to-quiet-grunting/53870848/1


jane Says:

Here are some highlights from Daveed vs Nole: great stuff, at net all over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Htl2u0C_64


queen Says:

@jaime….psycho bitch…


mat4 Says:

@jane:

I rewatched the longer highlights, and there, you could clearly see what are still Novak’s weaknesses.

First, although I showed he had an excellent volley, he doesn’t seem to understand the point of playing an angled inside-out forehand: it is to force the opponent to play a slice backhand, and to cut that slice with an approach to the net. Time and time again, he lets David escape with slices from almost lost situations.

It is interesting that he approaches the net more often when he plays a good crosscourt backhand. There could be a few reasons for that: usually his backhand is more angled that the inside-out forehand, the rebound is lower, and often he is already deep in the court when he hits that backhand, so he has no other option than to go forward.

This lack of clear conception how to finish a point with the inside-out FH/foray to the net leaves him with another option less: he plays his inside-in forehand standing to close to the middle of the baseline, so the efficiency of that stroke is reduced. He should be more on his left, like Federer or Nadal.

That’s the reason why he needs his down-the-line backhand. Without it, he has difficulties to take full advantage of the occasion when he has displaced his opponents.


Danica Says:

Federer Fan,
indeed, Roger has more points than Nole but he also played more tournaments.
Nole pummeled him in Abu Dabhi, which doesn’t count, so yes, the ranking system sucks :)))
And besides, you are taking Federer’s wins at the end of the season out of context. Sure he’s the best when the top three are injured or fatigued. He was, for the most part invisible during the most of 2011 when everyone else was on their best. Nothing against Roger, but against fans that use different standards when their fave is in question.

Brando,
I agree. Rafa’s knee may not be able to sustain one or two grueling matches and maybe it’s better to rest it.

Jamie,
you crack me up :)). Why even bother writing about 2013. when everything will end on 21.12.2012. anyway? Lol! :))))


skeezerweezer Says:

RZ,

Thanks for the link and THANK YOU WTA! About time. I actually enjoyed watching Maria/Woz match, it was good tennis. But the mute button was a required option, what a pity.


RZ Says:

Skeezerweezer,
You’re right – I should be thankful that at least they’re doing something for future generations. But I still wish they’d enforce it on the current players. There’s a huge difference between players who grunt (Serena) and players who scream/screech (Maria). Having to listen to grunting is annoying; having to listen to screaming/screeching is intolerable (and the reason why I hardly watch women’s matches anymore).


Steve 27 Says:

jamie you said month ago that Federer will not win GS anymore, and now you said actually he has a chance with Murray. Are you a liar?, your predictions have failed?, or suffer from amnesia?


Daniel Says:

Steve 27, I was thinking the same thing.

He was for 6 months posting Fed will not win more Slams, total Slams would be 16, who would win the next 8 Slams, including Murray and DelPo wictories, and now Fed is co favored for Wimby with Murray.

Well, will see! So far he (or the psych) got the AO right and said Nadal is on for RG.


jamie Says:

My friend told me she does not see Fed winning anymore slams but he still will contend at Wimbledon, does not mean he will win it actually. Contend means reaching a final not necessarily winning it.


jamie Says:

I asked my friend some months ago if Federer(her idol) will win another slam and she said: “I doubt it.” She also mentioned some potential divorce in the future for Federer and Mirka.

The fact that July will be a good month for Federer astrologically does not mean he will win Wimbledon. Specially since July will also be a good month astrologically for Murray. Nadal will have a lousy July.

Maybe my friend is trying to keep her expectations low and not let another Federer slam defeat break her heart. Maybe she is hoping for the best but expecting the worst. Maybe she is being too pessimistic. Who knows? But she told me:


jamie Says:

She told me:

FO: Nadal
Wimbledon: Murray, Federer
USO: Djokovic, Del Potro


Steve 27 Says:

She also mentioned some potential divorce in the future for Federer and Mirka.

that it is to be adventurous to predict something!
know your fellow members, which is the statistics of marriages ending in divorce after 5, 10 years? in switzerland, usa?

How have times changed?
In olden times, it is Reported That Were Made Sacrifices at the altar.

Since Then, Have Been Held weddings there, and times Have not changed at all!


Danica Says:

Fed Fan PS:
Nole IS #1 in race points now according to those who I know calculate these things :)))


jamie Says:

queen Says:
@jaime….psycho bitch…

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jamie Says:

She also mentioned some potential divorce in the future for Federer and Mirka.

that it is to be adventurous to predict something!
know your fellow members, which is the statistics of marriages ending in divorce after 5, 10 years? in switzerland, usa?

How have times changed?
In olden times, it is Reported That Were Made Sacrifices at the altar.

Since Then, Have Been Held weddings there, and times Have not changed at all!

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The Mirka/Federer divorce left me shocked. She said that Federer will spend the rest of his life with a woman that is NOT Mirka. She sees Federer with another woman eventually.


Steve 27 Says:

Federer actually is a great man, married with Mirka, have children, share his poularity around the world and since jamie predicts, give her a enormous $, Yeah, Federer is a very generous person!


trufan Says:

I hope Murray beats the crap out of Nadal today. He will be picking a lot of butt to get that crap out anyway!

Frankly, I am tired of Nadal’s injury excuses and then superfit match performances. Either he is on serious drugs (a charge that has been made in the past), or he is just lying about his injuries.

Come on Lendl, do something to Murray’s head (and forehand)!!


Humble Rafa Says:

The Mirka/Federer divorce left me shocked. She said that Federer will spend the rest of his life with a woman that is NOT Mirka. She sees Federer with another woman eventually.

I recommend the Arrogant One marry Serena Williams. that way, the arrogance factor will be through the roof. Their heads will be so big, they won’t be able to enter their own home.


sar Says:

Jamie, who wins olympic singles medals?


Danica Says:

My crystal ball sees Federer and Mirka getting old together with a lot of grandkids around ;). I wish them to be happy.


Kimberly Says:

Heading down to the match in a few!


jamie Says:

When Jupiter is in Gemini beginning on June 12, 2012, Federer and Murray will be entering a “really good period”. In the summer of 2012, just when the Wimbledon championships finish, transiting Jupiter and Venus will be conjunct Murray’s Midheaven. Here are the two most fortunate planets in the zodiac in conjunction at the pinnacle of Murray’s chart, the place where ones public image is shown. During the year up to July 2012, Jupiter will be moving through the international 9th house, showing fortune coming Murray’s way on his travels. In the first week of July, transiting Uranus will conjunct Murray’s North Node, sextile to transiting Jupiter and to Murray’s natal Midheaven bringing him lucky breaks when he needs it. If ever he is going to have a chance to win the biggest tournament in the world at Wimbledon, the one Britain wants him to win, then this year has got to be his best chance so far. The only problem for Andy is that Roger Federer has a very similar ascendant to Andy at 11 Virgo, and Jupiter and Venus will be just as close to his Gemini Midheaven as it will be to Andy’s. It could be that the victor between these two will eventually take the Wimbledon crown.

This “really good period” will continue throughout the summer and will end just before the USO. At the USO Djokovic and Del Potro will be entering a “really good period” then.

Bottom line and according to astrology:

Wimbledon and Olympics: Federer, Murray.

USO: Djokovic, Del Potro.


Miki Says:

Lo siento mucho por mis fans, los que están aquí en Miami y los de todo el mundo. No me encuentro en condiciones para jugar hoy por mi rodilla.

So sorry for my fans, those here at Miami and those around the world. My knee won’t let me play today.

Just saw this on Facebook….it’s his official page.


carlo Says:

The psychic sounds anti-Mirka. She just wants Federer for herself.


jane Says:

Kimberly don’t go. Rafa won’t be there. Muzz gets his second walkover, this one into the final!

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ix0N992Qzzl3u271KIPGHS3HjzDQ?docId=8dbb485055c349b2857ef82fc5640f29


racquet Says:

Bummer! I was looking forward to this all day. :( Probably wise for Rafa what with MC & all the clay coming up.


jamie Says:

carlo Says:
The psychic sounds anti-Mirka. She just wants Federer for herself.

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LOL! Who knows. But she thinks Federer is the perfect man!


Danica Says:

Ohhh, so it’s really that bad :((((. I hope he recovers soon. Bummer :(


Kimberly Says:

JUST SPENT $300 NOW TRYING TO GET $$$$$ BACK


racquet Says:

All those doubters should feel a little foolish now.


Ajet Says:

LMAO @jamie’s March 30th, 2012 at 1:15 pm post! ;)

LMAO @HR’s March 30th, 2012 at 1:28 pm post! ;)

And hey, enjoy nadal bashers, you must be delighted about the guy having to withdraw from miami due to knee injury!!!
how sweet it must be for you that the knee prevented him from a chance of defending his finalist points @miami! ENJOY!!! Nice Day for you!


Brando Says:

@racquet: completely agree. Federer has a flu and EVERYONE is worried for him. Rafa says his knees hurt- and some say tough s**t. It really is just COMPLETE BS and rotten hate from those who doubt rafa on this front. The guy has serious condition, and unfortunately for him it can cause a problem at any time :(


the_mind_reels Says:

Tough luck for Nadal out there. Not even April and he’s already struggling with his knees. It’s true that the clay is a bit softer and more forgiving (and that historically he’s more likely to finish off guys more “easily” on clay), but with all of the grinding he’ll have to put in to defend his points, it’s shaping up to be a rough spring for the guy.

If Djokovic beats Murray (and I’m assuming he beats Monaco, but who knows — maybe Juan will have the greatest day of his career), Novak will have even more confidence going into the clay swing.


Ajet Says:

@Brando’s March 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm post: COMPLETELY AGREE!!!


Kimmi Says:

monaco is been put back to reality. Nole have a practice session at the moment.


Kimmi Says:

djoko suddenly making errors..hmm! he needs to tighten the screw here, never underestimate monaco


Kimmi Says:

much better in that last game. break!


Steve 27 Says:

Djokovic this Sunday will equal Sampras 11 master 1000, 30 titles ATP like Roddick, 22 titles on HC like Mc Enroe, and he is only 24!


Steve 27 Says:

yeah , I was right!.

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