Friday, November 27, 2009

Face Of The Day

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning his ATP World Tour Finals tennis match at the 02 Arena against Rafael Nadal of Spain in London November 27, 2009.
Reuters

Novak Djokovic of Serbia strums his racquet face like a guitar after winning his ATP World Tour Finals tennis match at the 02 Arena against Rafael Nadal of Spain in London November 27, 2009. It wasn't enough. The defending champion was eliminated from the event a few minutes ago.

9 comments:

Carsomyr said...

Hey, Craig, are you and Karen happy happy joy joy now?

Damián said...

Prepare yourself Djokovic, see you in Australia!
(Bets accepted: Will Rafa recover the number 1 and kick the ass of the Novacks and Soderlings of the world? ). I DON´T HAVE ANY DOUBT, my friends

cp said...

Funny photo. He is nuts sometimes. LOL

Dapxin said...

I wonder if he
was playing,
Serbian winko-lose-winko-win tunes :_)

Michael said...

Weird Round Robin on both sides. Tough way to sort out the semifinalists -- to bad it wasn't more clear-cut. If Murray won in straight sets, he'd be Group A's #1. Djokovic would have been in with a straight-sets win over Davydenko. Maybe Murray and Djokovic could play some sort of "if-only" consolation match.

So it's Federer vs. Davydenko (I'd take Federer in that, easily) and Söderling vs. del Potro. I think del Potro in that. Can del Potro then beat Federer for a third time in a row? I'm doubtful, but if he does, then he'll show everyone that he's successfully gotten to Roger. Has he?

Whole Sight said...

Michael said: "Can del Potro then beat Federer for a third time in a row? I'm doubtful, but if he does, then he'll show everyone that he's successfully gotten to Roger."

I think Del Potro probably will beat Federer again. Delpo's style is the rock that blunts F.'s scissors.

I am thinking this in part because of Craig's comment in previous thread about Dav. vs. Dj.: "As clean and as early as Kolya strikes the ball, he simply can't make Robin uncomfortable enough with his playing style to be in control of the match. He simply doesn't possess an effective short slice."

There must be something similar (but I don't possess the technical insight to see it) as to why Federer struggles now against the mature Delpo. His same-old shots & tactics aren't working, at least not often enough; and as usual, he seems reluctant to search for something new.

Helen W said...

Here we go. Kolya can't find a first serve.

Helen W said...

Kolya breaks! Can you believe it???

Craig Hickman said...

Helen W, we're in the other thread. ;)