Djokovic, Berdych Survive 5-Set Scares, Federer Barely Breaks Sweat in Oz
by Staff | January 24th, 2016, 9:38 am
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It was anything but a Serene Sunday in fourth round play on the men’s side at the Australian Open. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic was pushed to five sets in an eventual victory, as was No. 6 seed Tomas Berdych, who set up a meeting with Roger Federer.


The top-seeded Djokovic struggled with his game but eventually outlasted the French hitting wall and No. 14 seed Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-7(1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

“In terms of the performance itself, I haven’t done well at all,” said the Serb, who committed an astounding 100 unforced errors over five sets. “[You] can expect unforced errors when you’re playing Gilles Simon, who is one of the best counter-punchers on the tour at the moment and he’s been around for many years…In terms of a level that I’ve played, it’s [a] match to forget for me.”

Simon said that while his game plan worked to almost-perfection, the end result came up painfully short. Djokovic broke in the fourth and sixth games of the final set to close it out.

“I know exactly what I was doing, but I won’t say it. I had a plan,” the Frenchman said. “I know him well. We all know which player he is and how hard it is to find any solution against him, to somehow stop the fight and feel better on the court. I think I worked on it good today. He made 100 unforced. That’s a good number for me, not for him. But fortunately one more time was not enough.”

Next up for the world No. 1 is No. 7 seed Kei Nishikori, who handled No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in surprisingly easy fashion 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.

“Today was I think one of the best match I had this week,” Nishikori said. “Played good tennis through three sets, all three sets.”

Nishikori says he will look to turn his fortunes around against Djokovic, perhaps watching the Simon replay.

“We played in London and [Djokovic] kind of destroy me,” said Nishikori, who stopped the Serb at the 2014 US Open. “It wasn’t easy match for me. It’s different condition, but I hope I can make some changes and try to play better. Yeah. I’m ready to beat him again.”

In the last match of the day finishing after midnight local time, No. 3 seed Roger Federer was in top form, disposing of No. 15 seed David Goffin 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

“It’s always tough to play on a court you’ve never played, like Rod Laver Arena,” Goffin said afterwards. “It was tough to feel my timing on my baseline. He was playing really good from the beginning.”

The Swiss for his part was happy to get off the court quickly.

“Surprised it went as fast as it did,” Federer said. “To win the first two sets within 50 minutes is the best thing that can happen out there, especially with a late start and against a quality player. So I was very happy.”

Federer will hope to have a physical advantage in his quarterfinal against No. 6 seed Tomas Berdych, who needed five sets to put down No. 24 Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

“I was playing well tactically with the right game plan,” Berdych said. “It was a good challenge for me. [He has a] very difficult game style. You have to really work your game around it, play some good ball to be able to win.”

Federer won all three of his meetings with Berdych in 2015.

“I think [Federer is] playing really well, especially in the last season,” said Berdych, who last beat Federer in 2013. “He’s become a very, very danger opponent, as always he is. I mean, it’s always difficult to say something else or something new. It’s Roger, so it’s always going to be a huge challenge to play him. It’s the quarterfinal of a slam. Yeah, I like it. I like my chances.”

Monday fourth round matches in Melbourne will be (4) Stan Wawrinka vs. (13) Milos Raonic, (2) Andy Murray vs. (16) Bernard “The Tank Engine” Tomic, (23) Gael “Force” Monfils vs. Andrey Kuznetsov, and (8) David Ferrer vs. (10) John Isner.


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130 Comments for Djokovic, Berdych Survive 5-Set Scares, Federer Barely Breaks Sweat in Oz

cheat nadal Says:

Congratulations, Roger and Djokovic.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

100 unforced errors is insane. I watched the first set and a bit of the second and don’t really get what tactics worked so well. Frankly, Simon just seemed to be hitting rally balls. I think Simon played well, but from the part I saw, I think it was more Novak having an off day. He will certainly be in better form next time.

One positive is, his overhead looked much improved. I’d wager that, in the long run, that will be more meaningful than the mistakes he made which I imagine will just be a one-off event.

I’m really looking forward to Wawrinka/Raonic. If Raonic brings the game he had last round, this will be a finals quality match. I hope Murphy wipes up the court with Tomic.

I haven’t seen Nishikori much the last few months. Glad to see he’s back in form. I didn’t expect him to remain top ten this year, but I’d like to see new(ish) blood like him and Milos making a mark.


Chrisford1 Says:

Reaction –

“Verdammit, Sheisskopf!! WTF” – Boris
“We watched. I have more grey hairs now and your
son vomited as you were choking in the 4th set.” Mrs. Djoker
“It’s OK, Nole, I’ve known you since we were kids and I think I came close to 100 UFE. LOw 90s at least..” Viktor Troicki.
“PS – the skiing is excellent. Come soon”

“MUAhhahahahahah!!” ROGER FEDERER
“Well, it wasn’t our wonderful racket playing any role in that debacle!” Head Sports Equipment spokesperson
“Nor our great clothes and shoes” Addidas and UniQlo chiming in.
“Honorable Novak, so sorry. You play me like that I will snarf you up like sea urchin roe” Kei

“Novak is just so awesome and handsome with the best buns in tennis. And he is so gracious.” Signed – All of Us GALs in the Woman’s Locker Room, even Sam Stosur…

Private message from Jimmy Connors:
“I know I had to say congrats just to be polite. But if I was 40 years younger you would have never, ever gotten to 27 straight QFS, you commie-spawned Gumby. I’d have torn your heart out and ate it right on court as you lay dying. I never had 100 UFEs even on recreational drugs.”
“Jimbo passed his message to me before giving it to you, Nole, to see if the spelling was right. I never shared in Jimmy’s way of hatred of his opponents….but I have to say I never did 100 UFEs even when my face was so numb from all the cocaine I snorted with Vitas the night before I couldn’t feel it in a match”.
Yours, Johnny Mac.

“Novak, I go buy dates in Mallorca, no? I give them you next we play. I stay with bananas and the music I hear coming from Uncle Toni’s mouth.”

“Birdy is right. No bad stuff in the guys locker room as well..You are still a riot and lots of fun to be around even if we all want to beat you sometime. Does Roger know you are still doing perfect imitations of him in the locker room? We never see Roger unless his staff is rolling the red carpet out for his entrance before a match. And he never showers here. Only at his Presidential Suite at the hotel…” Yours, The Fellow Low-born Philistines of the ATP


Extreme Tennis Says:

Well Roger Today was in a great lvel however we will like to see the real level of federer and Djokovic in Semi_Final.

http://www.extremetennis2.tk/


Gypsy Gal Says:

Didnt see alot of the match,Giles has the game to trouble the very best,Novak does what the greats do wins when not playing his best,ive no doubt he will be much better next match,although Keis playing well so this will hopefully be a cracker,looking forward to it….


Gypsy Gal Says:

Sounds like Federer was at his sublime best never in doubt….


Gypsy Gal Says:

Nishikori is still in the tournament,and a certain posters second favorite Cilic got knocked out hmm….


courbon Says:

Chris Ford-Hillarious post!


Gypsy Gal Says:

Hi Courbon nice to see you here ;))….


jane Says:

very cute CF1. a little comic relief.
sounds like novak had the giggles in the locker room after. :)


courbon Says:

Hi Gypsy,all good at your end?


Gypsy Gal Says:

Courbon yes indeed,such alot to look forward to this year getting re-married in a manner of speaking to the same man ;))….


courbon Says:

GG:Thats nice.I will be 20 years in marriage this year so we are doing party fro friens-from Uk, Serbia and off course France.


Gypsy Gal Says:

Courbon congrats then to you and your lovely wife,am i invited to the party?….
Anyway this year we are having a handfasting,its a Pagan type of wedding,where you have your hands tied together with red ribbon,and a high priestess does a blessing,its not legal in the eyes of the law,but its a very popular tradition in our worlds….
We are also going to the Pagan pride festival in Nottingham,and the children of Artemis camp,im so excited,that im not even that upset about Nadal anymore….


Wog Boy Says:

courbon,
Don’t get smashed and congratulate you wife for being able to put up with you for so long..without killing you in your sleep..


jane Says:

ha ha wog boy

p.s. tennis-x staff: the lampshade is why we love him!


Humble Rafa Says:

Good to see Mr. Simonista take it to the Egg Lover. I am angry with my own underlings not putting up a fight in Egg Lover matches.


Jeez Says:

Early on

It seems Kuznetsov might have a chance against Monfils !!


jane Says:

he’s a whipper snapper but i am hoping for gael. goooo la monf!


jane Says:

vika is through but la monf is la monf… struggling.


cheat nadal Says:

cheating, fake time-out, tactics MTO,

nadal was bump to Rosol as arrogant gamesmanship. nadal should hit a ball on a face of Djokovic AGAIN.

lol


jane Says:

what the heck?!

ANYhow, monfils has won the 3rd. let’s see if he can finish in four.

meanwhile stan and milos on court.


Dave Says:

Wog Boy, I learned a valueable lesson after lastnights match. Never take anything for granted when it comes to a tennis match. Anything can happen on any given day. I now see that you are right about not making predictions about the future and what will happen with records and such. I have no idea what is going to happen with Nole anymore. That’s what the last match taught me. He will always fight until the end, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he will win at the end. I will appreciate every win from here on out. I don’t have high expectations anymore. Just hope to see Nole do great things in tennis. And to just simply let things play out, how they play out. I think I took this Australian Open for granted and bought into all the hype about Nole being better than ever after the Nadal match in Doha. Thinking that this Australian Open was the closest thing to a sure thing. At this point, it is wide open, and any of the last 8 players can win it. It’s good to be humbled once in a while. I was very wrong with how I thought things were going to play out. Very wrong. It’s appreciation from her on out. And if a person is a Federer supporter or Nadal or Murray supporter, instead of feeling bitter when they aren’t winning majors or winning like they used to, just appreciate the tennis and every win they do happen to get. After the experience I had of watching the Nole vs Simon match, I have truly realized, that’s the best way to go.


Okiegal Says:

Courbon…..Congrats on 20 yrs of married life….I hope you all have a wonderful party!
Sincerely, Jan


Sarah Says:

Milos takes the 1 set. Wow

@ Dave, you are right.Our predictions show mostly our expectations. And it is easy to sit on a couch and just to cheer for your favourite to win.It does not mean, that the favoutite is always in the mood to play and able to win…


Michael Says:

Novak should be wary of Nishikori who outlasted him in the US Open and I am sure he will strive to play much better than he did against Simon which was a forgettable match for him and come out with all guns blazing. He should be fired up for that match to showcase to the World as to
why he is such a feared player on the circuit.

And Roger against Berdych,well if Roger manages to rehearsh the scintillating Tennis that he did against Goffin, then it will be curtains down for the later. But it remains to be seen if Roger can hold that level as now-a-days he is on and off !!


jane Says:

congrats to la monf! nice work for him. won’t be easy to beat stan or milos next, though.


jane Says:

milos wins set one, but stan just broke in set two. oh wait – he gave it right back! stan might not even make it past this round :O


Sarah Says:

Jane, Congrats for Gael :). He made it

Well, well..looks like Milos has a good chance there


Travis Bickle Says:

Milos COMPLETELY outplaying Stan in every aspect of the game!
Wow.
I never thought I’d say this, but Milos’s game is enjoyable to watch…


jane Says:

stan’s going down by the looks of it? milos on his way to a 2 set lead.


courbon Says:

Oki-Hi ( just wake up )-Thank you!I’m going to work-speak later!


courbon Says:

GG-I will respond later-off to work.

Wog Boy:?**ùù”"****$$”"$$$$


nits Says:

Milos on roll


nits Says:

Raonic as usual serving to his potential


AndyMira Says:

Hi Okie..good mid day?good afternoon?good evening?and good tennis to you today..


Jeez Says:

Raonic is converting the promise to RESULTS

Lets see if he can go all the way ??


Okiegal Says:

@AndyMira…..Thank you very much! It’s 11:38 in Oklahoma, USA…..almost bedtime for me, but I’m a night owl, so I will be up along time.

Milos is playing great tennis….his al around game is much better…..Maybe Rafa should have tried to get Moya to coach him….lol Are the big servers going to take over?? Stan is looking better this set…..we will see!!!!


jane Says:

stan serving to stay in the match. who’d a thunk it?


jane Says:

turn of events? stan breaks to serve out set 3.

does anyone know if the ao site counts aces as winners?


AndyMira Says:

Hey Okie..you’re a night owl?Me too..in that case you must want to watch andy and tomic later?By the way..did you notice stan has develope one of rafa’s favourite habit?Short pick!hopefully not to the extent of rafa..one is enough thank you very much sir!


Travis Bickle Says:

Aces are always counted as winners, jane.
And DFs as unforced errors.


Dave Says:

Let’s see what Raonic is made of now. Does he have the mental strength to hold on and win? All of the momentum is with Stan now. He looks focused.


Wog Boy Says:

courbon,

After reading your message to me which is:
“Wog Boy:?**ùù””****$$””$$$$”

I am pretty sure you got smashed on your wedding anniversary, no?


jane Says:

thanks, i thought so travis but i wasn’t 100% sure.
i thought sometimes ace count was separate from other winners, solely as service winners. not sure why i had that notion.


Wog Boy Says:

Dave,
I know what you mean, BTW, I am preparing class action against Nole for shortening my life for at least 10 years since I started following him..


Wog Boy Says:

I hope Milos is not going to choke two sets advantage. He should settle down and think only on his game, he lost a rythm completely and rushes to much, Stan is doing opposite.


Wog Boy Says:

Milos level definitely dropped, he should concentrate on his serve only.


jane Says:

stan breaks in the 4th; all the momentum with him now. looks like this will go 5.


Emily Says:

We’re going 5, allez Stan


Gypsy Gal Says:

Hi Emily,and yeah come on Stan,nothing against Milos whos a nice guy,but his game leaves me feeling rather cold….


jane Says:

stan has a more realistic chance of actually winning the whole slam than milos does, that’s for sure.


Travis Bickle Says:

“but his game leaves me feeling rather cold….”

What a bullshit. Raonic’s game tonight is the most beautiful tennis displayed this year. Beautiful to watch!
And that’s what Cahil and Drysdale said while commenting the match!

If Raonic game tonight can leave anyone cold, that person knows NOTHING about tennis and should really stop wasting his/hers time by watching tennis.


jane Says:

milos has come to net 72 times in this match alone! moya has had a positive impact, by all accounts. not sure i can stay up for the end though. zzzzzz…. tennis too late.


Travis Bickle Says:

At the end of the fourth set, Milos net stats are 47/73 – amazing!
This is Edberg-like. Going to the net 73 times, and winning a fair share of those tough volleys…
Super exciting tennis!


AndyMira Says:

A very harsh comment from the Travis Bickle to GG,surely what she thinks is her own right..don’t you think?We should respect what others think even we’re not totally agree with them..shame on you..


Gypsy Gal Says:

Such big servers do leave me cold,but Raonic does look to be moving better these days,im 48 now and have been watching tennis since i was a little girl,but im probably not as clever or knowledgeable about the game as some here,have to go to work in a minute,so dont have time to elaborate much more….


Gypsy Gal Says:

I just prefer Stans style is, all thanks AndyMira….


jane Says:

i get where gypsy is coming from.
i think milos has improved though, and rounded his game out.
pure servers – and nothing much but – can be boring to watch indeed.


Gypsy Gal Says:

Thankyou Jane,thats what i was alluding to,and yeah Milos as i say seems to have rounded out his game,still rooting for Stan in this match though….


Travis Bickle Says:

@AndyMira

You can say that Mozart’s Requiem leaves you cold, and that’s OK, I would be fine with it. However, if you are commenting on a classical music site and say that, I would call bullshit on you, because in that case you should not be bothering to comment on such a topic…in other words, you would sound like an idiot!


AndyMira Says:

GG..anyone is entitled to what they like or favor..for example some likes chocolate ice cream and some likes vanilla more..and if they have trouble with it..then it’s their problem..not us..by the way you’re welcome GG..


jane Says:

so milos draws first blood in the 5th with a break. let’s see if he hold on.


Sarah Says:

Come on, Milos!!!


Sarah Says:

I did hope for a final Nole- Wawrinka…but I would be glad for Milos


AndyMira Says:

My,Travis Bickle is a very bitter and angry man..while that innocent comment from GG should not bothered anyone because like i said,everyone is entitled to their own opinion..this site has produced thousands of comment so far..do you want to pick a fight with every each one of them that you did not agree with?I’m glad i”m not one of your neighbour!


jane Says:

konta lost the first set but just went up a break in the second.

so can milos serve it out?

that will mean both rafa and stan out on this side.


danica Says:

Great job Milos! Wow, he seems in great form. It will be interesting from now on.


Sarah Says:

Bravo Milos!


jane Says:

that’s the biggest win of milos’ career; first time he’s beaten a top 8 player at a slam.


Travis Bickle Says:

WOW!!!!!!!
Raonic showed:
beautiful variety,
physical fitness,
character by overcoming Stan’s coming back from 0-2.

and most importantly…

made sad the “anyone but Novak” brigade who were putting all their hopes in Wawrinka to beat Novak :-)


Sarah Says:

I hoped for a revange for Nole against Wawa in the final, but there will be other occasions :)


Wog Boy Says:

Good job Milos, even more glad since the fans were against him, glad you shut them up and that “come on” from Stan’s mouth in your face when ever he wins the point, can’t stand and can’t understand why he does that directly in the face of an oponent.
Way to go Milos, good job Piatti and Moya.


Tennisfan Says:

Wow Raonic is really stepping up this year! Awesome match!


Wog Boy Says:

“made sad the “anyone but Novak” brigade who were putting all their hopes in Wawrinka to beat Novak :-)”

Pretty much agree with that one:)


nits Says:

I hope we get a new Australian open this year


jane Says:

83 trips to net! won 65% of them.


AndyMira Says:

By right,novak should win this sunday since his kriptonite was out but we never know..milos deserved to win..he shown the mental strength that he lacked before..hopefully he will go far this year..he’s such a talented player..


Wog Boy Says:

Great on court interview, very eloquent and smart young man who knows what he wants and how to get there, patience first!

jane,
That is good coaching, Ljubicic was stalling him, him leaving Milos is best thing that happened to him, Moya is the second best thing that happened to him with Piatti staying loyal.


Travis Bickle Says:

Hey, anyone knows when poor Ljubichic will be allowed to sit in the front row in Fed’s player box?
Anacone and Edberg were sitting in the front row. However, Ljubi is sitting in the second row and rubbernecking behind Mirka’s big head to see the nuances of the game…

Shouldn’t a head coach sit in the front of his player box?


Wog Boy Says:

“By right,novak should win this sunday since his kriptonite was out..”

Before you say something as stupid as that go and check h2h, what kriptonite, because of two big wins and few good matches and 21:4 h2h in Nole’s favor!
BTW, I don’t see Nole as favorite, not anymore and I said yestarday why I don’t see Nole as the favorite to win AO.


Wog Boy Says:

I think Mirka prefers Severin next to her, Ljubicic has to earn his spot next to the boss:)


AndyMira Says:

@ Wog Boy..this is the the 2nd time you called me stupid..and i don’t appreciate it..what are you?Still lives in ice age or something?You can’t called someones name just because you’re not agree with them..shisshh grow up!


Wog Boy Says:

@AndyMira,

I call the things the way I see them, I called your comment stupid and I explained why, I didn’t call you stupid, if you have argument than prove me wrong with facts, as for whether you appreciate it or not, well, to try to be polite, not really interested in that.


J-Kath Says:

Just got up (at 8.00am UK) – was wholly surprised to find out Milos beat Stan….much prefer Stan to have won….however, sounds like Milos played stunning and deserved. Finders crossed for Andy…


danica Says:

Ok, ok, calm down please. No one here is stupid and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Interpretations of same things can differ. It is true that Novak owned Wawa however, in later years some of their matches were indeed epic and tight.

Nole still can win all this but let’s see how he plays against Nishi first. Andy seems to play great. Federer and Berdych as well. I watched a bit of Berdych this time and he is gooood.


AndyMira Says:

@Wog Boy..all this time i read your comment and i steer clear of your path because i find that you’re very blunt and direct..not afraid and care whatsoever about others feelings..you don’t care whether what you said will hurt someone..but i do care..so why don’t we ignore each other since clearly i very much reluctant to put up with your thoughtless and aggressive attitude..good day mr Wog Boy..


Wog Boy Says:

Ok, I’ll take your advice danica. Berdych is hammering the ball and so far plays really good, but then again he is Betdych, he reaches QF or SF and then sh!ts himself:)


AndyMira Says:

@Danica 3:37,thank you for the nice and kind words..it’s refreshing to hear someone can act and talking like a civilized people for once..


Travis Bickle Says:

“@Wog Boy..all this time i read your comment and i steer clear of your path because i find that you’re very blunt and direct..not afraid and care whatsoever about others feelings..’

Hey Andymira, you fragile little flower,
If you were concerned about your feelings being hurt, you should stay away from anonymous internet forums. Nobody here gives a shit about your feelings, or anyone else’s for that matter. We are here to discuss tennis and offer our opinions – good ones or stupid ones.
This is not a collective hand-holding kumbaya therapy session. For that, I suggest Opprah Winfrey show…


AndyMira Says:

@Travis Bickle..you just can’t resit can’t you?Just what i thought..man..puh..


Tennisfan Says:

@AndyMira
People love acting big and mighty on the internet. Anonymity means you can be as rude as you like and not face the consequences. Best to just ignore them.


Travis Bickle Says:

… and with that, you just hurt my feelings :-(
Actually, I am really sad now and you should be ashamed of yourself, AndyMira!
I am crying as I write this…


AndyMira Says:

@Tennisfan..thank you..i think i’ll do just that..sometimes it’s hard to accept that they can embarrassed us without feeling guilty and shame..but i guess that’s human nature..


Sarah Says:

Pleaaase stop this. I just can’t stop from laughing!!!.. This is better then South Park!!:))


Wog Boy Says:

Ohh…Calvary is coming to save the day , by the name of tennisfan,..why are we so defensive..


Travis Bickle Says:

Sarah,
Comparing my discussion to badly drawn cartoon such as South Park hurts my feelings very very much. I’m gonna cry my eyes out tonight…
And laughing at other posters’ troubles is soooo not cool :-(


Wog Boy Says:

Sarah,

Is South Park popular in Germany?


Jac Says:

Ok, someone tell me if Murray and Tomic are actually playing as bad as it sounds on radio and based on stats i can see? I can’t watch game today


Sarah Says:

WB, I think it is popular everywhere. I am sorry if you are dissapointed, but young people at looking to Soth park :(

Travis Bickle, I do not know, who you are, are you a man or woman, I love you and you made my day :) THANK YOU!!


Wog Boy Says:

my post @4:33am,

Should say “cavalry” and not “Calvary”…. autocorrection problem..


Wog Boy Says:

Jac,

I am watching it, I don’t know what to say, they keep braking each other and so so, Wawrinka/Raoniv was much better match…discussion on TX is more interesting ATM:)


Wog Boy Says:

^^ breaking


Wog Boy Says:

Tomic problem is that he met his match, you can’t beat Andy with slices, he is better than Tomic in doing that.


Wog Boy Says:

This will be finished in three.


sienna Says:

Tomici proving Federers point.
When you talk the talk make sure to do the walk.

mental midget.


Wog Boy Says:

Tomic is about to tank the rest of the match, he stoped moving and trying.


Wog Boy Says:

I was wrong, Tomic broke back.


Wog Boy Says:

The quality of the match is picking up.


calmdownplease Says:

Oh well, that was an odd one but it’s over now at least.
And the Idiots who thought that `Oh jolly good, NADAL is gone, Wawa therefore has a straight line to the final’ are completely out of control about Wawrinka here.
I mean, honestly!
How disrespectful to Andy can one possibly get?
Well, how do you like them apples now, bi*hes?
lol


J-Kath Says:

And Andy won in 3 despite it being a bit of up and down match….he’ll have to forget his personal issues and focus against wee David Ferrer who doesn’t take prisoners.


Daniel Says:

Wawa is not young also. I think he turned 31 or is about to.

With him being out, clearly is a more reloef for Djoko knowing that the only one to beat him in a Slam last year is gone.

If Murray somehow doesn’t deliver (hard to see him not reaching finals now), there could be Raonic or Ferrer in finals here. Sorry but Mongils ain’t making finals, earth will collapse.


Markus Says:

I did not finish the Raonic-Wawrinka match because it was getting too late but from what I saw, I was so impressed with Raonic. Several aspects of his game was impressive. He moved well, returned well, played aggressively and (goes without saying) served very well. His play last night was undoubtedly more exciting than Murray’s last night, Djokovic the other night and Federer in his previous match. What I am most happy with is that he seems to have recovered well from his foot problem. I am happy that he reached the quarterfinals. A player like that with such determination, perseverance and hard work should be rewarded. And he has good manners and great hair, to boot.


calmdownplease Says:

‘he’ll have to forget his personal issues’

We can only live in hope for that one, J-K dear.

But since when is there NOT some kind of issue with ANDY (DRAMA QUEEN) MURRAY!!!???
Aaarrggghhh!
Mr Sears is fine, let’s move on and be professional, the delicate little snowflake stuff is for babies.

‘His play last night was undoubtedly more exciting than Murray’s last night, Djokovic the other night and Federer’

Quite, but I think they are all allowed a dodgy match in a slam, going on things will tighten up.


Colin Says:

My, my, CDP, aren’t you just the most rugged he man. Andy has obviously known Mr Sears as long as he has known Kim, and that’s a long time, so they are doubtless good friends. Even if they were not, Murray would pardonably be concerned at the effects on his wife of her father’s sudden illness.

The amusing thing about the keyboard warriors like you who try to diminish Murray is, that the “delicate little snowflake” could leave you all behind when it came to grit and determination, not to mention punch you through the wall.

If at any time you are unfortunate enough to have a relative suddenly taken ill, please let me know so I can jeer at you.


calmdownplease Says:

I see you’re taking this strangely personally
Trust me, you don’t have a clue what I am about in real life.
Stereotyping me as a ‘keyboard warrior’ means, literally, nothing.
I don’t care what you think about it anyway.
So, he was going to leave a slam because his father in law (who is now fine) got ill?!!!
Andy Murray is simply too sensitive.
That’s the real issue here, and the reason maybe for his not fulfilling his potential but it needn’t be like this.
Great White Sharks are vastly more sensitive than any human being and I don’t think they are special snowflakes.
Their sensitivities are powers to used.
Oh Murray would not be able to ‘punch me through a wall either’ and I don’t appreciate your tone on this.


Margot Says:

Awful first two sets from Andy and Atomic but much better quality 3rd. Atomic’s forehand 100% better than against Millman too. Movement huge issue tho.
Well played Raonic, but thought Stan gave away 5th set.
And Go Jo!


Gypsy Gal Says:

Ttavis Bickle i apologize now as im watching a replay,and the match is very good,not a serve bore fest i have seen before from him,wanted Stan to win though so thats the only thing im dissapointed about,as theres alot of awesome shot making from both,and it seems Raonic has rounded out his game,so its a great match to watch,so i stand corrected as i made a snap judgement,never the less still no need to get all personal,and about Mozarts Requiem well that song makes me sad as it was played at my late fathers funeral….


Goran Says:

Oh, that’s so cute…


Gypsy Gal Says:

Goran who is your post for….


Goran Says:

wrong thread


Okiegal Says:

@Colin 7:57………Great post!

@GG I commented last night that I thought Milos’ game has improved a lot. His net game was awesome. He has a long stretch too. I also said maybe Rafa should have hired Moya as his coach! lol BTW Immaturity still abounds on this site, if you get my drift!

@AndyMira…..Welcome to TX! You will learn to ignore it….I finally did! Regarding the pickers on the circuit. There are others besides Rafa…….I have seen more than one frontal picker out there. I called a guy out on frontal picking (worked with him, good friends, btw) and he set me straight on the matter. He said he was cruising for comfort! I guess things could get all “balled” up down there on occasion! We had a good laugh and he made his point!!! lol


Gypsy Gal Says:

Okie thanks for the reply,anyway i do stand corrected,as i made a snap judgement,i got up to go to work and only saw the scores,and now ive watched the replay i will say it was fabulous tennis,and Raonics movement and all court coverage has come on in leaps and bounds,he has really rounded out his game,when im wrong i will say it lol….

Rumour has it something about Rafa hiring Agassi hmm,dont know but he needs some new ideas….


calmdownplease Says:

I’m starting to think the median age of the posters on this site is about 100!
lol!


Colin Says:

Good old CDP, trying to fog the issue by saying sharks are sensitive, when he knows perfectly well “sensitive” means something different when applied to a human being.

Just go away and congratulate yourself on winning the 2016 Tyson Fury Award for Crass Insensitivity.


Gypsy Gal Says:

Colin lol….

CDP im 48 ;)….


calmdownplease Says:

Oh, stop being such a baby!

You’re talking as if Mr Sears dropped dead!

I’ll spare you the psych evaluation, but you really need to stop taking this so to heart.

And I don’t take orders from anyone, least of all a poster on Tennis-x!!


Okiegal Says:

I repeat, immaturity abounds on TX!!


Okiegal Says:

@GG…..I heard that rumor too, but I have searched the web and can’t find anything at all on the subject…..maybe it started in the Spanish media…..and I don’t do Spanish! LOL


Gypsy Gal Says:

Okie it was Pauly who said it….

And year true to your other post….

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