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Novak: "I still have a lot to learn"

His first tennis coach, Jelena Gencic, woman that was first to recognize his talent, gave an interview for some serbian newspapers and was asked about Novak and what she thinks about his current game.Apparently they talked not so long ago and he admited to her that "He isn't in top physical shape yet, and that he has still a lot to learn".She also said that "What he needs the most now is to improve his fitness even more and work on his body to be able to endure whole season without tiring him self too much and maintain high level trough whole year."She thinks it will take him 2 more years to reach his full potential.

What do you think, how much room there is for his improvement?Apart from volleying skills, and his fitness to some extent, do you think he can drasticaly improve him self in some other department?Is this what we see more or less his maximum game wise or do you expect to see more?What do you think how will his game evolve in next few years?

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i feel he still needs to work on the backhand overhead... it looks dodge...
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If I hear/read Novak saying "I still have a lot to learn" one more time, I will throw up.
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His first tennis coach, Jelena Gencic, woman that was first to recognize his talent, gave an interview for some serbian newspapers and was asked about Novak and what she thinks about his current game.Apparently they talked not so long ago and he admited to her that "He isn't in top physical shape yet, and that he has still a lot to learn".She also said that "What he needs the most now is to improve his fitness even more and work on his body to be able to endure whole season without tiring him self too much and maintain high level trough whole year."She thinks it will take him 2 more years to reach his full potential.

What do you think, how much room there is for his improvement?Apart from volleying skills, and his fitness to some extent, do you think he can drasticaly improve him self in some other department?Is this what we see more or less his maximum game wise or do you expect to see more?What do you think how will his game evolve in next few years?

one loss doesnt end his deal. he has made astounding gains in his game over the course of last 2 years and has the record to prove it. he was brave enough to dream big and daring enough to challenge the best.

how many others have pulled off what he has accomplished by just 20. thats right. he is barely 21. only the sky is the limit for him if he keeps improving.

the best is yet to come from him. i believe he does his best work on hard courts and could very well make another very deep run at the U.S. Open.
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If I hear/read Novak saying "I still have a lot to learn" one more time, I will throw up.
listening to anything that jerk says makes me want to vomit
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listening to anything that jerk says makes me want to vomit

why is he so unpopular at mtf?
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why is he so unpopular at mtf?
because he's the one who started serving humble pie at AO, that dylan here is about to choke on vomiting it.

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His first tennis coach, Jelena Gencic, woman that was first to recognize his talent, gave an interview for some serbian newspapers and was asked about Novak and what she thinks about his current game.Apparently they talked not so long ago and he admited to her that "He isn't in top physical shape yet, and that he has still a lot to learn".She also said that "What he needs the most now is to improve his fitness even more and work on his body to be able to endure whole season without tiring him self too much and maintain high level trough whole year."She thinks it will take him 2 more years to reach his full potential.

What do you think, how much room there is for his improvement?Apart from volleying skills, and his fitness to some extent, do you think he can drasticaly improve him self in some other department?Is this what we see more or less his maximum game wise or do you expect to see more?What do you think how will his game evolve in next few years?
Novak has huge room for improvement. He has matured physically over the past year, so there is room to be filled. He also changed racket and strings to give him more options in his strokes and spins. Also, his slice is example of how he is improving constantly in his game over the past six months or so. Volleys as well.

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because he's the one who started serving humble pie at AO, that dylan here is about to choke on vomiting it.

that explains it. thanks as always Vida. he (Djokovic) also dished out some abuse at this very event last year.

Federereeeeeeesians obviously have no use for Djokovic.

poor Djokovic. Nadalites must also hate Djokovic since he is a huge threat on hard courts. Djokovic did gun down Nadal at Rogers Cup last year. this year, he tore up Nadal pretty bad at Indian Wells.

i just want extreme competition at the very top. i would be perfectly happy to see Djokovic win the U.S. Open.
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One thing that would help him is to learn to keep his mouth shut and focus on his own game. (guess that's two things)

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Novak has huge room for improvement. He has matured physically over the past year, so there is room to be filled. He also changed racket and strings to give him more options in his strokes and spins. Also, his slice is example of how he is improving constantly in his game over the past six months or so. Volleys as well.

affirmative. he cant be taken lightly. i think he may have been inspired by that win by the Clay Monster at Wimby. we all know what he can do.
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besides his BS fake injuries, the delay w/ the ball bouncing, the garbage that comes out of his mouth and his annyoing family, i like novak
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that explains it. thanks as always Vida. he (Djokovic) also dished out some abuse at this very event last year.

Federereeeeeeesians obviously have no use for Djokovic.

poor Djokovic. Nadalites must also hate Djokovic since he is a huge threat on hard courts. Djokovic did gun down Nadal at Rogers Cup last year. this year, he tore up Nadal pretty bad at Indian Wells.

i just want extreme competition at the very top. i would be perfectly happy to see Djokovic win the U.S. Open.
Maybe Nadalites, but Rafa fans I doubt. They (Novak and Rafa) seem to respect each other very much, and have so far divided territories (clay,grass / HC). Its the Fed worshipers that I'm worried about, all that humble pie might have negative impact on their well being. One should avoid overeating.

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One thing that would help him is to learn to keep his mouth shut and focus on his own game. (guess that's two things)
He is not the only one in the history of tennis that didn't keep his mouth shut. The one in your avatar also had a motor-mouth. Djokovic is barely 21 so cut him some slack. I have changed my opinion about Novak and his talking, I was wrong before. Even if he is not one of my favourites, I wish him well.

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besides his BS fake injuries, the delay w/ the ball bouncing, the garbage that comes out of his mouth and his annyoing family, i like novak
Apart from the things mentioned above and Novak's smug smile, his occasional tanks, his desperate need for attention and his oncourt celebrations, I like Novak too.
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