January 29th, 2012 at 3:18 AM ^

The only Australian chick that I ever met took her bikini bottoms off in the hot tub and sat on my lap. She was the biggest cocktease that this world has ever seen.


January 29th, 2012 at 6:28 AM ^

Djokovic is just dominating Nadal right now. His returns are just nasty and he's barely missing on his groundstrokes. The fact that the match is still close is pretty crazy becuse Nadal is getting worked. 


January 29th, 2012 at 7:04 AM ^

This is a lot of fun to watch. Nadal will seemingly take control of a point and then Djokovic will just punch right back and take control. It's pretty unbelievable with Nadal on the other side there.


January 29th, 2012 at 8:54 AM ^

Djokovic all of the sudden with tons of errors. Nadal is slowly taking control it seems. Novak is really going to regret not breaking 0-40 in the 4th set it looks like. Amazing how 5 set tennis matches change like this so often.


January 29th, 2012 at 9:12 AM ^

Also...ESPN keeps saying this is the longest final in Men's Grand Slam history.  Didn't the Wimbeldon match a few years ago that went to ~80 games in the fifth set beat this?


January 29th, 2012 at 9:21 AM ^

I'm not the biggest fan of tennis but this match is pretty damn good.  For me it's right up there with Federer/Nadal from Wimbledon '08 as the best match that I have watched.

Magnum P.I.

January 29th, 2012 at 9:24 AM ^

For as tired as Djoko is, Nadal isn't getting any easy points on serve. Evert time he goes to the slice backhand on serve, I feel like he's ceding the point.

Also, I hate Djokovic.


January 29th, 2012 at 9:30 AM ^

By far the best tennis match I've ever seen. Nadal has done a hell of job to keep himself in it and he was up a break in the 5th set, too. 

Magnum P.I.

January 29th, 2012 at 9:45 AM ^

It's amazing how psychology works at the highest level of tennis. Federer just plain misses the same shots against Rafa that he makes against anyone else. Rafa is the same with Djokovic--he doesn't make the same errors against Federer that you saw today and in last years finals against Djokovic. Djokovic did have a mental hurdle against Federer, but I think last year's U.S. semifinal did a lot to eliminate that. 

On a side: I don't know if Federer can recover from this tournament to win another major. He was playing great, in form, and still got smacked down by Rafa. He's had so many major event opportunities to restore some of what Rafa has taken from him, but he fails time after time after time. I didn't think he'd be able to pull himself together after the 2009 Aussie, but he won a couple more majors still. I think he's done at this point, though. He's got the psychological block against both Rafa and Djokovic now. He can keep beating up the Andy Murrays and Roddicks of the world, but no more majors for Fed.


January 29th, 2012 at 10:08 AM ^

I think Federer could pull out one more major like Sampras did. I agree that he looks done, but if things come together right for him, he could do it. I'm guessing it will take an injury and/or some weird upsets, but Federer has the ability. It is weird seeing him fall like he has. He used to be the perfect player, but now he has spurts where he's perfect and spurts where he's terrible. If he gets on a run, then I think he could pull a major championship together.

Magnum P.I.

January 29th, 2012 at 11:18 AM ^

I've asked this before on this site, and I'll ask it again:

Does anyone without a personal connection to the man or, more abstractly, to Serbia or to douch, actually like Novak Djokovic? I find him utterly unlikeable and with nary a redeeming quality. If someone feels otherwise, I would be extremely interested in your insights.

Magnum P.I.

January 29th, 2012 at 11:57 AM ^

I guess he still just seems like that petulant child that made those snotty remarks after beating Andy Roddick at the U.S. in 2008. His on-court antics annoy me. It bothers me how he always exaggerates injuries. He never seems truly gracious about anything--his recently developed maturity comes across as manufactured. When his true emotions come out on-court, he still acts like a brat.

Maybe I'm a traditionalist with tennis (I definitely hold tennis players to a different standard of conduct than any other athletes), and I've defintely been spoiled by the character of Federer and Nadal. It's hard to match their poise and attitude. It bothers me all the more that Djokovic has turned the table on such great champions as them. 

With great people and talents like Federer and Nadal (and, in the next tier, Del Potro and Tsonga) out there, I just don't know why anyone would throw their support behind Djokovic. Brian Phillips at Grantland wrote a positive article on him recently, but I don't see it at all.