Sunday, March 30, 2014

Greetings from Miami

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  1. wow. Nice choice of hitting partner.

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    1. I know he needed to get practice for Nadal, but you'd think they could find someone - anyone else - other than someone who was caught red-handed with HGH. Are there that few left-handers around to practice with?

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  2. Lol. Im not against befriending criminals as I do believe in chances but with the company Novak keeps.....

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  3. And it looks like Odesnik did the trick.

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    1. I guess it takes one to beat one! ;)

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  4. Obviously Djoker doesn't give a care that he hangs around someone who was busted for trying to smuggle HGH into the U.S.

    Hey if Djokovic wants to hang around dopers and dealers I guess that's his choice. But he shouldn't be surprised if people ask questions about it.

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  5. A total one-fingered salute to the ITF and it's anti-doping program.. Shocking and pathetic at the same time.

    Wasn't Odesnik supposed to be the least popular guy on tour?

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    1. Not really, it is possible that Odesnik was the best choice of left handed hitting partner around. It is a realistic possibility that there weren't any left handers left given the tournament is in its closing stages and everyone would have gone home or on to the next tournament. And it worked because Djokovic executed near-perfectly against Nadal yesterday.

      Djokovic's middle finger moment was on display during the Troicki saga, I think he genuinely had a vested interest in the outcome and has taken pains to support Troicki since then. I don't think he gives a damn about Odesnik in any way at all.

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  6. It has nothing to do with HGH but the fact that Odesnik is left handed

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    1. The fact that Djokovic posed, smiling with a CONVICTED DOPING CHEAT is not a middle finger salute to the ITF ? Really ?

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  7. Tests per player document for 2013:
    http://www.itftennis.com/media/174099/174099.pdf

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  8. whatever it was, it worked. He handed Nadal a pretty embarrassing defeat in the Miami final. I'm actually surprised Nadal seemed to not put up much of a fight. Strange. I really thought he tanked Indian Wells to prepare for Miami since he had never won it. And he had such an easy draw too.

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  9. 7+ in and 7+ tests out of competition.....
    Avarenka, Errani, Ferrer, Flipkens, Isner, Janowicz, Kvitova, Lopez, Li, Peng, Raonic, Safarova, Simon, Suarez Navarro, Vinci, Wawrinka, Youzhny, Zheng, Seppi

    Many/most of the top players were 7+/4-6 or vice versa. It's not as if the smart ones would fail a test, though, but at least there are no GS champions with no OOC testing.

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    1. I missed almagro... And Bartoli's testing (4-6, 7) is notable since she retired half way through the season.

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  10. Do you remember our friend Guillermo Canas from Argentina? Odesnik is wearing a shirt from Canas Academy that reads CT. So, two busted doping cheats on the same picture. By the way, Canas coached Odesnik.

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  11. I thought Odesnik was the "most hated man in tennis"? I guess not, now that he's kept quiet.

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