• Djokovic fortunes continue with brief second round win

    5/25/11 7:25 PM | Cheryl Murray
    Djokovic fortunes continue with brief second round win Novak Djokovic didn’t even need to complete his match against Victor Hanescu to advance to the third round.

    Novak Djokovic came into Paris undefeated for the season; his record is now 39 and counting for 2011. And as if he needed any more help winning tournaments, his second round opponent retired in the beginning of the third set with a thigh injury.

    Victor Hanescu appears to be suffering from "the Nice curse." The Romanian played against Nicolas Almagro in the Nice final on Saturday. Both men have already made exits at Roland Garros.

    Hanescu played well enough for most of the first set. Djokovic, in fact, looked a bit off his game. The Serb didn’t make much of a dent on Hanescu’s serve until the Romanian was serving at 4-5 to stay in the set. A few shanked backhands and some missed first serves cost the Romanian the set.

    Once he won the first set, Djokovic bounced right back to the way he’s been playing for the rest of the season. Hanescu was one game away from getting bageled in the middle frame, but held at 0-5.

    Hanescu called for a trainer seemingly out of nowhere right at the start of the third. He had his left thigh worked on and tried to back out on court, but after five games, he threw in the towel.

    Djokovic heads into a highly anticipated third-round encounter against Juan Martin Del Potro.

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Did you guys just delete all our comments?!

stu , 5/25/11 9:27 PM

Next please... :DDD

Misel , 5/25/11 10:23 PM

i dont think there was anything rude or offensive on this thread that called for moderation..

mriiidula , 5/25/11 10:36 PM

stu and mriidula,

Only Rafans don't have their comments deleted here. Nole fans or Fed fans are easy prey for the moderators here. Either that or it was an honest mistake. :)

numero , 5/25/11 10:58 PM

Moderators are too lenient with you, numero.

holdserve , 5/26/11 2:46 AM

@holdserve, they are lenient with you as well as I saw in other thread... So better check before commenting..

RMadhu , 5/26/11 7:15 AM

Don't act smart Madhu. This is not your battle. Without knowing anything do not poke your nose into something you do not understand.
I honestly suspect you are not a Nadal fan. Many of these Fed fans pretend to be Rafa fans and then attack other Rafa fans thinking that thereby they could establish their credibility as objective fans. The Fed fans would love them and the Rafa fans would be confused. Smart but slimy strategy.

holdserve , 5/26/11 9:02 AM

stu and mriidula,

Only Rafans don't have their comments deleted here. Nole fans or Fed fans are easy prey for the moderators here. Either that or it was an honest mistake. :)

numero , 5/25/11 10:58 PM

That's because like our hero, Rafans don't do 'offensive'.

nadline , 5/26/11 9:29 AM

I don't have to prove my loyalty holdserve... But I'm a neutral fan who love to watch & enjoy a great tennis...whoever plays it... Just that I don't like people going overboard & attacking others unless it is for fun...:-)

RMadhu , 5/26/11 10:14 AM

Nadline-rubbish, fans of anyone can be offensive if someone says something that they don't like, Rafa fans are no exception, get over yourself.

rbennett , 5/26/11 3:43 PM

I'll chime in : I find that on the whole it is a minority of fans of any player that are repeatedly offensive, certainly here at TT, but they tend to post so often that it makes a lot of noise... in a little teacup as it were. (It is a lot worth on some of the other tennis sites and I have stopped going to them long ago.)

The best policy is still to very rarely respond to any provocative statement.

chlorostoma , 5/26/11 4:01 PM

^^ worse not worth

chlorostoma , 5/26/11 4:04 PM

Nadline, how was my comment offensive? I called out the author for the title. How was Djokovic lucky? He was leading 2-0, and was well on his way to win before Hanescu retired.

nemanja230690 , 5/26/11 5:29 PM

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