Day 6: Tipsarević v Djokovic Tennis: World Tour Finals


Day 6: Tipsarević v Djokovic

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the afternoon singles match as the bid for end-of-season supremacy among the world's top eight men builds to a climax in London.


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Good afternoon and welcome to the 02 Arena once again. The group B

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was simple but the other group is a different ball game. Watching

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closely? What we are certain of his David Ferrer is through. The

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identity of the next qualifying is not straightforward. If Djokovic

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wins and Tomas Berdych wins, Djokovic is a fruit. If Tipsarevic

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wins and David Ferrer beats Tomas Berdych, Tipsarevic is true.

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Otherwise, Tomas Berdych gaze through. Still with me? If Djokovic

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beats Tipsarevic in straight sets, Tomas Berdych qualifies. If

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Djokovic beats Tipsarevic in three sets and Tomas Berdych wins by the

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same score, he qualifies. If Djokovic wins in a to Z and Tomas

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Berdych in a 3, Djokovic gaze through. But if Djokovic beats

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Tipsarevic in three sets and Tomas Berdych gain 2, Tomas Berdych will

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be in the semi-finals. Not all bad? I hope so. I will be asking

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questions. Clear as mud! What the players have got to accept his they

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have to win matches and let the computer to do the work. That is

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what they will be focused on. Cable go out and play and they have got

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to win Adie's matches and everything else will take over.

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That is straightforward. I think we will be able to work out a bit more

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when we have got more answers. cannot be sure who will finish top.

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David Ferrer is the leader but could finish second. But whatever

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happens in this first match, they have got to take care of business.

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But it as we expect, Djokovic wins, he will go through all Wilmot! --

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or he will not up. -- not go or he will not up. -- not go

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millions of times. That is today's match. This evening, David Ferrer

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against Tomas Berdych. Tipsarevic will not feature in the semi-finals.

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These are the matches tonight. As far as Djokovic is concerned, he

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has not been firing on all cylinders. He was lucky to get

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through his first match. I think he will have to try and restore

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personal pride after being beaten by David Ferrer. He was struggling

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and had not played that many and had not played that many

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matches but that was a stop -- shock. He wants to come out and put

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in a good performance for himself and get himself through to the

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semi-finals. We have got ranking points at stake and a lot of money

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at stake as well. But it is personal pride. He has got money.

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He was up to 49 in the world this year. He loves playing here and why

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not? Here they come. From Serbia, The 2011 Australian Open, Wimbledon

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and US Open champion, the winner of seven other World Tour titles this

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season, the world No. 1, from Serbia, a Novak Djokovic! -- Novak

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It certainly has been at this man's year. A lot of it he puts down to a

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change in diet. He has had a few physical problems but he has pulled

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out of quite a few matches and has had breathing problems and injuries.

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He has made some adjustments to his diet and his performance in the

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first half of the year was incredible. He did not lose any

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match until the French Open and he has backed it up with three out of

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four Grand Slams. Without having played that many matches in the

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past couple of months, his form does not look as good as it has

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been. He wants to finish on a positive net. The other be in his

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speech so it is a nation. -- the other the is the service. He has

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got a great position at the back and a perfect place. Last year he

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won have four matches against the top 10 opposition. This year, won

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21 and lost three Bostock he has beaten the Dal --. He has beaten

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the Dahl in two semi-finals. -- Tales. In front of 17,500 people.

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It is a nerve-racking experience. They will start a warm up up. It is

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a must win match for Djokovic. He has qualified for beed for that as

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far as this group is concerned, that has been decided. -- for this

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group before but as far as this 6-3 was the final set score against

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Rafael Nadal and he is on his way back to Spain. It was a tremendous

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performance for Tsonga, who has come of age. He could break the

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stranglehold of the top off. He could do it by himself by playing

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that kind of tennis. -- top four. He is known as the little Mohammed

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Ali. His mum and dad are here as well. He has always had the

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potential to be a great player. when he plays against the top my

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grip all, he has got the firepower to make them uncomfortable. -- the

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top four. With that type of athletic ability, he is able to

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make life uncomfortable and on this surface against Rafael Nadal, he

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was dictating bus-stop he was going for it --. He was going for

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beforehand. -- forget. -- he was going for it. He will through the

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kitchen sink at his apparent. He chose not to have a coach. --

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opponent. When he is confident like that in Paris and before that, he

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is quite a tough player. He is a Grand Slam finalist at the

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Australian Open. He has been thereabouts for quite a long time.

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As far as Rafael Nadal is concerned, As far as Rafael Nadal is concerned,

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he is running on empty this entire week. The aura is not quite around

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him. But he has said that he has not got any excuses but he will be

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back. He said he has got less passion for the game and that is a

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worry because that was his strength. And when he does not had that

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enthusiasm, that is a big loss to enthusiasm, that is a big loss to

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his game because he is an unbelievable competitor. He looked

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flat on the court last night. It meant something to him but it did

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not look like he had that burning desire to get through the match

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will stop he has got the Davis Cup for --. He has got the Davis Cup

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coming up and he will want to finish on a high and then he will

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get ready for 2012. Last year, it was the Davis Cup final that kick

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started Djokovic. Talk about national pride. It is a fiery area,

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Serbia. They feel passion when they played for their country and he won

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these matches and 41 more. That was an amazing year and particularly in

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the first half. We can hear from Djokovic it. What started after

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Australia? Could you had imagined the unbeaten run after that? I did

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not expect and imagine that. What was keeping me on the ground and

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keeping my focus was the fact that I was thinking only about the next

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match and tournament. I was not thinking in advance. When I got to

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the stage I did not lose all five months, people were thinking, when

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will it end? But I was not thinking about that. I was thinking about

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how many matches I can win. That helped a lot. I was using the

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experience I had in the last couple of years of competing with the best

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players. I think I was really consistent in the last four years.

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I won a major event and played in the semi-finals at quarter-finals

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of all the Grand Slams. But I could not make that final step. I was not

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feeling a lot of self-belief and confidence against Roger Federer

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and Rafael Nadal. That changed his year. I matured more and figured

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out things. What I should do and be approached two tournaments.

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when you did lose at Roland Garros to Roger Federer, maybe we had the

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chance that the season could have collapsed. You could have lost a

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few matches but that did not happened. How important was that?

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Very important. After I lost that match, it was not just about losing

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the first match in one a year, it was a very important semi-final at

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Roland Garros. It was a very close and epic match and one of the best

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this year. I'd lost to a better player at stake. But I was

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certainly disappointed. -- that day. But I was very proud of being able

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to recover mentally and motivate myself to play as well as I did in

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Wimbledon. Is that a career highlight? Definitely. It was a

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dream come true, winning that tournament. It is the number one

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place in the world. Being able to share that unforgettable experience

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with the closest people in my team and my family, my girlfriend and

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everybody was there, it was just really something I will always

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remember. Since he was a child he dreamed of winning Wimbledon and

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that came true last summer. He is that came true last summer. He is

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up against his good friend, Tipsarevic. He has an advantage in

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the head to head that they have all gone the distance and he has taken

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a set of Djokovic in all these meetings and that could be relevant.

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They are just about to get started! It is not far away, looking down on

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this wonderful arena. This match is very important. The last day of

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 43 seconds

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How different could this group been looking now with a few points here

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and there? The previous match was lost by Tomas Berdych but Djokovic

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You cannot win from the back of the court from too far behind the

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baseline against Djokovic. If you give him territory, he will spread

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you out wide and pick you off. Djokovic must find that balance

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I was just going to say before I was rudely interrupted by Sue

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Barker, what about playing a fellow countrymen? There is only one boss

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but they have always been quite tight matches. She mentioned that

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Too long. The first game, Djokovic. I think you are highly qualified to

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talk about playing fellow countrymen. Talk about what it was

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like playing great grisette ski in a big match. -- Greg Rusedski.

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was obviously a bit of rivalry and we both wanted to win badly. But in

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terms of the matches, I kind of enjoyed playing him but when I had

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to play Andy Murray are a few years later, I did not. Once I felt very

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comfortable and next, I felt uncomfortable and that was

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reflected in the results. That was style of play. That was one of the

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reasons you did not enjoy it against Andy Murray. The up and

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coming kid and you on the way out! But he had a great returned. It was

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a match that did not suit my height. Greg Rusedski had a good serve but

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I felt I returned OK. Tipsarevic obviously knows the game of

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Djokovic very well. It will be interesting to see if he can have

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Patients early on in a rally. Hitting the right ball in the right

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place, opening up the court and adding the technique to take

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advantage. What an advantage it has been to have Djokovic around

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Tipsarevic. Tennis is very high It is a formidable Davis Cup team

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Some years ago it was a Davis Cup tie in Glasgow with Serbia against

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Montenegro and Great Britain were involved. It was a superb match.

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This play a game of all the bites of somebody at could get into the

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top five but I did not think anybody could predict what happened

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 43 seconds

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-- all the brides of somebody that The best shot of both players is

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the backhand down the line. They look to bring back into play but

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never early in a rally. Now and again they throw a punch down the

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line but they look to manoeuvre as When you reflect on the year of

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Djokovic, he has been a very strong on a long rallies but this time, he

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has been the one making unforced errors. It is a small margin. He

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got hammered the other day by David Ferrer. That was a bruising

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-- that was a mistake. Out of the four games that the world's number

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one got in that match, it was the least amount a world No. 1 has got

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on talking about 24 years. That was since Ivan Lendl was beaten against

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But it takes some recovering from a beating like that. Will that be

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surprising? It will be a huge surprise. But the advantage of this

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format is he has got an opportunity team days later to put the record

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 43 seconds

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straight. -- two. That is why he is We can deal with a couple of issues

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around 10 years. This man could be the new Chief Executive officer,

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Richard Krajicek. What do you think Richard Krajicek. What do you think

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about that? It is a big my route. - - move. He has been around for a

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few years and done a good job in at Rotterdam. But to come into this

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position is a big position. He is a young man but he has got pretty

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limited experience. I heard on the grapevine he might be working in

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tandem with Mark Young. He has got much more business experience. But

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it will be interesting to see what happens. The other people

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approached are interesting as well. We have heard the possibility of a

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two-year ranking system instead of one year, currently in place. What

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do you think about that? Fought a two-year system, that protects the

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top players bulldog would --. -- a two-tier system will protect the

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top players. -- year. You want your best results to be reflected and if

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he had bad result, I think that should be reflected as well. --

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 43 seconds

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UMPIRE: Djokovic is challenging the UMPIRE: Djokovic has two challenges

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He just has this purity of shot. Weight transference, balance.

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Tipsarevic and his follow-through Beautiful point. Well-constructed.

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When Djokovic came in after this shot, he was actually sliding on

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his right foot but it was a controlled slide. That takes a

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Talked about Tipsarevic being proactive and reactive. You feel

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like Djokovic is Saturdaying to dictate the points using that

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backhand down the line. Upping up the angles. The error is a result

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of the pressure that Tipsarevic was feeling from the other end of the

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court. I mean it would be nice when you are playing Djokovic if he

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would miss a ball at some point. When he gets into that frame of

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mind, where he is not going to miss, he doesn't. And when he he moves so

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well as the opponent you feel you have to go closer and closer to the

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 43 seconds

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UMPIRE: Challenge. Stop. Tipsarevic's challenged the call.

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The right baseline. So when you challenge like this you are in

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effect stopping the rally. If you are right, you played it again f

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you are wrong you loose the point and I'm afraid the ball was good.

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UMPIRE: Tipsarevic has two Gets up the court for this one and

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picks his spot down the line. With less court to aim into. Executed it

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The ball was called in. I think the lines man thinks it was probably

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out. I think he forgot say something, the challenge is already

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there. But actually. It is another perfect non-call. He looks like a

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genius. Yes, so two non-calls and they were perfect in that game. So

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we are looking at the world number one who has picked up as many games

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already in this match in 20 minute as he did against refer erefer of

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Spain. He is at the top of the world ranks by miles having won

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five of the masters events and three testify four Grand Slams. The

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only one he hasn't won was the French Open. That is the points

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system and the world ranking at the moment. And you can see on the

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right hand side how many points there are available. Roger Federer

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can still overtake Andy Murray, and end the year as number three. Andy

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Murray has been number four so it could end up that way again, we

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will see how it goes. This is what they are playing for. This week. As

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well as the money at the top which is, you know, serious amounts of

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money, the points are available here. Federer has 600 points

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already. Semifinal win. 400. Final win 500. So undefeated champion as

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Federer was last year would take him or give him a total of 1500

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points. To put that in perspective it is 2,000 for a Grand Slam trick

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-- victory. 1,000 for the Masters Series, 1,000 events. So I hope

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that is something of an explanation as to what is going on here P Do

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you ever think about the money or the points when you are playing at

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this level? I don't think at this level, but certainly when you are

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on your way up, and you know, you are playing for smuch smaller sums

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and you are trying to make ends meet an and thinking about the

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experiences that go with it, absolutely. Once you get here it is

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You spent about six months worrying all that sort of stuff then you

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were in the big time. It took me a bit longer than that. It has been -

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He is just a rock from the back of the court isn't he. This is talent.

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Going through the gears on his ground strokes, then you ask

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yourself the question, what happened two days ago? Didn't see

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any of this time of -- type of You think maybe you have to put it

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down as a bad day at the office. Well Djokovic here managed to get

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his racket on the return, Tipsarevic could have gone anywhere

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here, and Djokovic had been standing there, for quite some time.

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He is getting ready for the next point, wasn't he. That is amazing.

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What does he wear those glasses for, Tim? I think they are lenses, they

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are... To aid his viewing, his Think you get different types of

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lenss for different light, so when he is indoor he will have one set,

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so when it is darker outside or very bright sunshine. There is a

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 43 seconds

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That was an important hold for him. Just outside the top 30 was his

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 43 seconds

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He held his follow through there. By the sound of hi grunt he felt

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like he made it. Pretty much whatever happened this was going to

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be the last shot of the rally. is called keeping your head down.

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It is four runs isn't it. It is A-ha! That was the worst drop shot

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A few camera lenses pointing away from the court when his girlfriend

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is round. Some of the magazines interested in looking at the wives

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 43 seconds

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So new balls comes out. The number one seed, the world number one in

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command of this one, 5-2. Difficult to see a way back for Tipsarevic.

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As he unless he finds some inspiration and starts hilting

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winners. How does he get back into this match from 5 will 2 down.

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There isn't necessarily a Plan B. He has to do Plan A a bit better

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and at the moment Djokovic is more offensive. He is moving Tipsarevic

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round, and not making too many unforced errors, so I think at this

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moment, he does, he has to raise his levels, and try and be that bit

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more aggressive without missing. And hope for a lapse of

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concentration from his opponent today, which doesn't seem likely,

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as he tries to make it through to the semifinals. Tipsarevic is the

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only one playing today, who can't be in those semifinals which take

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place over the weekend, final Sunday night. It is a bit of an

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advantage to yesterday's group, to Federer and Tsonga, who are already

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through to the semifinals, that they have this three matches in

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four day, rather than three matches in three day, as this group had.

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That is right. I guess that, you know, that is luck of the draw, but,

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at least this is only best of three sets, when you think of the

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schedules at the US Open which is horrendous for the players you have

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to play, where they split the first round Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

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That hit the top of the net. It was a searing forehand driver. He does

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this with the same technique as every other forehand. His technique

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is so sound. You might be able to see the top of the net. That is

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that that reaction is about, not Tipsarevic thinks the world is

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against him at the moment. Perhaps hasn't had the rub of the green.

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Quick and up the action on that second serve. Through it down the

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He felt like the world was against him, but fighting his way out of

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trouble, and really wants to make Djokovic serve for the first set.

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Two set points saved. Now game So he will be looking the attack

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strongly here, not hang round on the baseline. You have to be

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patient but wouldn't be surprised if he has a cut and hits it. A and

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it will test Djokovic's never as well. It is not necessarily plain

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Oh yes. Great defence. Good point That is where Djokovic is so good.

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He is most, he is the player that is able to be offensive in a

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defensive position. He is so I think it is deforlising to play

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against when you feel yoiing should be rewarded, the ball comes back

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and you start the rally again b and that is when the unforced errors

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May as well challenge it, because the chances are there is only one

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point left in the set and he still has a challenge. And of course it

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is on the line. Three more set That was a very tidy set of tennis

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and a great response to the loss he suffered at the hands of Ferrer the

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other night. SUE BARKER: It feels it is anything you can do I can do

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better as far as Djokovic is concerned. He is a great champion

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on the court but a trifi personality off it. There was a

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lovely illustration when after a training session he decided to

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learn how to be a ball kid and he was learn there from Charlie Heaton.

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Eventually he got it right. There we go. And even after this drill,

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the world number one wanted to find out more. If the player asks me for

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a towel and he is being rude, what should I do? Just granite. So if

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you ask for a towel. Say you are a By more kind! Cheers. Cheers.

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more kind. Thanks for the lesson. I didn't know the players were that

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Intark we will watch how he takes the towel from the ball kids today.

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That is a day they will remember, indeed I bumped into kids outside

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from Barnstaple who came. They said they could never get tickets for

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Wimbledon or Queens. Here they would watch the best. Here are

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watching the best in the world. I hope they are learning. Back we go

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for set number two. Sue, thank you. Your old County indeed. Your old

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palace courts down there. The Palace hotel. With Arthur Roberts.

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Great tennis. The County of Devon. 250,000 people watching tennis in

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We are watching the champion here, Djokovic, from 2000 when the event

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was in Shanghai. He beat in the semifinals and the finals two

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players that might be surprised they made it that for. Simon Gilles

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in the semifinal and Davydenko in Two returns missed on the outside

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from Djokovic, at love 15 and 15-30. It is unusual for him and he will

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consider that to be a real error. The pecktive chairman and President

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next door to Phil Brook, chairman of the All England Club. Yorkshire

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county player. UMPIRE: Let, first Be great to get a mix, c on there.

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It would be good if they stopped He has looked a bit tense today. A

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couple of roars when things haven't gone that way. Just overplayed it.

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Didn't need to be that aggressive. Djokovic made four unforced error

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in this game in the beginning of the year, he was probably going a

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set when you make four unforced It is only the first game of a set

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that I feel if Tipsarevic was to lose it, give Djokovic so mum

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APPLAUSE. It is nice the see some variation, somebody coming to the

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net and showing creative ability up at the net. Look at Tsonga last

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Of all of the people at the top of the game, Djokovic hits inside the

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line in the middle of the court more than anybody. A big margin for

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error. Not as high as Rafael Nadal and not as much top spin. Big areas

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Tipsarevic playing very strong deuce point. It looks like he has

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got a plan. When he gets the point, he goes away from that and Djokovic

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ends up dictating. Another chance It is an eight-minute game at the

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start of the second set. It is very important. His wife and family are

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there looking a bit nervous. It is a battle out there. A must-win game

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He does not mind throwing in the Serb bully as a surprise. -- the

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A good effort in a must-win game. That is a big hole in it the

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scenario that Djokovic will go down. It is difficult when you are back

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serving again. This is his serve direction. He likes to go out wide

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a lot to be Tipsarevic forehand. The speed is only 112 but the wider

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one his where the spin takes effect. That is why his first serve

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percentage added 71 %, that is pretty high, he has taken a little

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bit of pace off and allowed more These are the defensive skills I

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was talking about. The first forehand is did back. He is able to

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plant his left foot and used his It looks like Djokovic has found

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his rhythm. He is not trying to force it and hit it and 135 mph. He

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is slower and finding the spot and keeping the percentage high. 72 %

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of first serves. He is winning 86 % That is the beauty of the two-

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handed backhand. He can dip the shoulder and click at the last

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Djokovic really has not been missing shots like that this year.

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Is he getting a bit stale? Struggling to find the passion?

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might be to do with lack of matches He has played a lot of matches in

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the year as a whole. Out of these shots... For a man of his calibre,

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that is not expected. And he knows Chased that one! That really is cat

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and mouse. It is relentless, when he hits this powerfully and

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accurately. It is very difficult to compete against. You just get

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exhausted down the other end. They make you run until you cannot run

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any more. 24 shops in that rally. - He just does not understand. He

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cannot understand. It must be a It is a date for getting the job

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done. This group comes down for -- down to what happens later Rahme. -

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- later. David Ferrer is already through to the semi-finals. Well

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He has had a couple of tough games and he has done up well. He is

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keeping it as close as he possibly can. 27 years old and he has had

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the year of his life, 49 Q 9 in the the year of his life, 49 Q 9 in the

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rankings. He was in the top 30 and the final in Eastbourne. Then he

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had an excellent heart court summer. Semi-finals in Washington and

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Canada. He has previously beaten Tomas Berdych and was beaten by

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Djokovic. He has also won and Kuala Lumpur. After the US Open, he has

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consistently built up and he finds himself in the top 10. He was only

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here after Andy Murray pulled out with a groin strain. He took his

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place in this particular group. He deserves to be here. That is a

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massive leap, from 49. It certainly is. When you have got a group of

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players from the same country and you have seen that with the Spanish,

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the French, Serbia has got a new generation. The success of Djokovic

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has pushed Tipsarevic arm and they have improved each other's games. I

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would not be surprised if there was would not be surprised if there was

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not more coming up soon. Basketball is big in Serbia and football is

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still the number one sport. But That is long, long. He has missed

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by a couple of feet. It is unusual. What is going on? It is just a lack

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of something at the end of the year. Talking about the next generation

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of Serbian players, Djokovic has got a younger brother playing in

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other events. He will be watching Is it a help or a hindrance to have

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a brother at is the world No. 1? do not think it hurts seeing his

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big brother beating everybody up. He does not suffer from lack of

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Have a piece of that, at 91 mph and a bit of spent. That came across

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the court very hard. That was Djokovic has only lost seven points

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on serve. He is into a nice rhythm. There was nothing wrong with that

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belief. He hit a great volley and he still missed the point. We all

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knew that it was going down inside So many times in this match,

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flashes of brilliance. B Djokovic that won the Wimbledon title and

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the US Open. He gets very down on himself if he does not achieve that

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height of excellence each and every His older countrymen, Tipsarevic

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will stop --. He is fighting to That was probably his easiest shot

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of the rally. Look at that. Sliding and doing the splits. That can be

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hazardous. If your foot sticks, it can easily turn about. Look at the

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force going through the leg. Try doing that for 70 matches in a year

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You have got me thinking. Sporting brothers and sisters. Sibling

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professional sport people. Let's talk about tennis. The Williams

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sisters? The Bryan brothers? Yes. Keep going. Luke and Murphy Jensen

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of. Do you remember the Bulgarian pair? Yes. David and Tony and John.

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Some others as well. And of course, Kim Clijsters. And Andy Murray and

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his brothers. Yes! Their father was a professional footballer. Who else

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have we got? Tracy Austin and John. John McEnroe! Helena's the caber.

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And I used to play doubles with Cyril. You have only got 90 seconds

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for this game. But the mind is wearing. It is quite a lot. Tim

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Novak Djokovic has got a couple of younger brothers and they both play

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tennis. We will see if we find another Djokovic out there on the

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He has got a quick second serve, Djokovic. He pushed back through a

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bit quickly. Tipsarevic wanted to be aggressive on the second serve

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but got caught out by that being a Respectful applause for that relate.

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He threw everything at it and made Just long. Tremendous effort from

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Tipsarevic. Another mistake from the Djokovic racket. Two break

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points. We could see a few ball bounces here. He is trying to

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After the struggles on his service game, the applause is deserved. He

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has broken through for this 4-2 leaked. All of that bouncing, it

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changes according to where Djokovic is in the match and a fax rhythm

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between points and sometimes it is used. -- can affect rhythm. But it

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Tipsarevic worked hard to break serve. That was his first

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opportunity. He has got to put that behind him and dictate rallies but

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Happens so often. After the break is gained and the effort is put in.

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Maintain that concentration and Next game. You have to question the

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shot selection there he is down, plays points to get back to 30-30.

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Over the high part of the net into a small area of court. I'm not sure

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UMPIRE: Game Djokovic. Stunning defence from the world number one.

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Tipsarevic loses the break of serve he gained just a game earlier, so

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back on serve in the second set. SUE BARKER: Let us look at the

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groups as the players change ends, because Djokovic knows how

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important it is to try and win this instraight sets today, because if

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he does, then all Ferrer has to do this evening, is win one set

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against, well, we will see it in a moment. Needs to win one set

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against Thomas Berdych. That is how it stands at the moment. That is

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Group B. And we know that Roger Federer who undefeated, he is

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joined by Tsonga, who came through after winning that match against

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the former world number one Rafael Nadal in three sets. So it is still

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all to play for in this group. But Djokovic knows how important it is

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to try and win in straight sets. Will he go through along with David

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Ferrer. We don't foe who will play tomorrow, but we will be on the air

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on BBC Two at 2.00. Join us then. So let us rejoin the match. We have

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ten minutes to go on BBC Two. We will stay with the tennis on the

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BBC HD channel and on the red button. For the next few minutes on

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two we are staying with the match. Thank you Sue. I am glad you didn't

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go through too many of the scenarios in this group because

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there are so many of them. As you were saying both player,

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particularly Djokovic, knows that, you know, wib the match, just go

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and do the job. No matter what happens, it all depends on the

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match later on, between Berdych and Ferrer who goes through from the

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group. Berdych or Djokovic, with Ferrer, he could win this match,

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and not go through, or he could lose this match and go through. So

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it is all in other people's hands. He is taking care of business. He

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is back on serve with his older Djokovic goes out there, plays the

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right way, plays to his capability, he is going to win. If he does that,

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then everything will take care of itself. Or not. As the case may be.

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You would never call Djokovic one of the natural volleyers. You make

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them play a volley in this day and age when they come to the net,

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because the quality of volley, the technique of the volleyer these

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And that missed volley on the previous point has cost Djokovic.

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He may change this. But from an admittedly long away way. It felt

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like the ball was slightly mishit And a that frame has take an bit of

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a hammering. It doesn't leave a dent on this court like it would at

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Wimbledon, but I I this -- nothing changes itment -- changes it. Focus.

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Fairly straightforward. international sign language of

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I think his coach probably senses that Djokovic is not at his best

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here, by any means. That means That second serve is where Djokovic

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has had problems in the past. You saw no extension, no weight going

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up; it was collapsing on his left side and the ball just dying into

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What will he do with this second serve? Find out in about 20 minutes

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I tell you what, that was tight. That was coming with respect, that

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was back to under 12s and under 14s wasn't it. Just trying to get the

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ball back in to play. Up and down the middle and just going to show

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that any player at any level welcome back affected by the nerve,

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and Djokovic very tentative on the second serve and even more so with

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the ground strokes and making the unforced error to give Tipsarevic

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Yesterday afternoon's match Federer and Fish, there wasn't a lot on

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that match apart from the chance to see these two players playing a

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lovely set of tennis. They wanted a third set then, this crowd would

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You see Djokovic in those last three point, you have to have a

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plan, a purpose to what you are doing, the idea of not missing,

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keeping the ball in players it is Not this time. But Tipsarevic still

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After putting Tipsarevic under so much pressure on his serve, from

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the first three service games, his concentration has faded away and

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the second set is going the same That's it, another error from

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Djokovic. Tipsarevic has taken a set. It is a one set shoot out in

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this group match. SUE BARKER: On BBC Two, if you are watching we are

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coming to the end of our transmission, if you want to

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Sue Barker presents live coverage of the afternoon singles match as the bid for end-of-season supremacy among the world's top eight men builds to a climax in London. Novak Djokovic comes into the tournament as the world number one after a truly stunning year

Commentators are Andrew Castle and Tim Henman.


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