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Djokovic, Zvonareva Winning in the Gulf

Posted by gauloises1 on February 28, 2011

Novak Djokovic d. Roger Federer, 63 63

You can’t spell “hat-trick” without “ha”.

Late to the party, I know, but what can we say except that Djokovic was outstanding in the final, and after a less than stellar route there, absolutely dismantled Federer? I don’t think Federer was on top form, but I really don’t think the match was about him. From the beginning, Djokovic was all over him with the return, that lethal forehand of death, and kept putting the ball in fairly impossible positions. No wonder Federer butchered a couple of shots. That’s Djokovic’s third Dubai title, and he’s now been unbeaten for fifteen matches. You may, you know, worship him.

Vera Zvonareva d. Caroline Wozniacki, 64 64

Pretty impressive for Vera Zvonareva in Doha, who hasn’t won a trophy in … ages, and beat Wozniacki 64 64 in a straightforward final. Wozniacki has had a good two weeks, picking up the Dubai title and beating a couple of former bugbears in Jankovic, Peer and Bartoli, so she was a bit fatigued and reportedly ill, but Zvonareva’s game had more than a little to do with a petulant final performance, so well done to the world no. 3.

3 Responses to “Djokovic, Zvonareva Winning in the Gulf”

  1. Bismarck said

    *worships nole*
    suave performance and suave look. ready for the throne? that thought is… surprisingly sexy.

  2. Claire said

    Petulant is the right word to describe it – possibly due to fatique and illness but maybe a reminder that she is still only 20yrs old. Vera displayed real maturity (i.e. non-headcasey-ness) in her performance and great to see those dimples on display

  3. *does not worship nole*

    He did play a great game but personally I don’t think he has what it takes to be no.1 right now. Rafa needs a lengthy spot on the side lines and Fed needs to fall short in the next couple of tournaments while Nole needs to ultimately win them.

    Fed or Rafa but please no Nole for no.1 😉

    Brad

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