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Pronounced Joke-ovic NOT Jock-ovic

First post folks!

I like to read these forums but I've been to lazy to register and post until I have been sufficiently irritated by Patrick Mcenroe and Dick Enberg with mispronouncing the #3 player's name at the AO. What is laughable (and infuriating) is that they both agreed that Novak likes his name pronounced with the "Joke" pronunciation, not "Jock," but then reverted to the Jock pronunciation a minute later!

Never have I heard anyone pronounce his name as JOCK before these two. If you read this my dear commentators, please put the effort into pronouncing his name as he would like it. His status deserves it. Lastly, check to see if the booth you sit in has a fresh supply of oxygen, or if it is recycled air. Air depleted of oxygen is known to impair cognitive functions.
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Yes, commentators are going out of their way to now say Saff-ina instead of Sa-feena. Demen-cheva instead of Dementee-eva
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First post folks!

I like to read these forums but I've been to lazy to register and post until I have been sufficiently irritated by Patrick Mcenroe and Dick Enberg with mispronouncing the #3 player's name at the AO. What is laughable (and infuriating) is that they both agreed that Novak likes his name pronounced with the "Joke" pronunciation, not "Jock," but then reverted to the Jock pronunciation a minute later!

Never have I heard anyone pronounce his name as JOCK before these two. If you read this my dear commentators, please put the effort into pronouncing his name as he would like it. His status deserves it. Lastly, check to see if the booth you sit in has a fresh supply of oxygen, or if it is recycled air. Air depleted of oxygen is known to impair cognitive functions.
Actually, I thought the last word on it was that he wanted it pronounced JOCK-ovic .

But you're not wrong about PMac and Enberg.
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djoke seems right
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I think Fakervic is still the best way to call him. No problems about pronunciation.
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Actually, I thought the last word on it was that he wanted it pronounced JOCK-ovic .

But you're not wrong about PMac and Enberg.
Hi bluefork. I speak Serbian fluently, and it is JOKE.

John Mcenroe pronounces it correctly. Please bring him back. I am in agony and so is Novak when he watches the matches with the current legion of doom commentating and tripping up and correcting themselves continually. These names are not Chinese after all with different semantics.
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and the weird thing is, is that I am sure that they haven't always pronounced it this way.

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It' not JOKE It's a short "o" as in jock. DJO-ko-vich as the ATP site says.
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Who cares? Is it affecting his play?

Probably... he's not the strongest mentally.
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Who cares? Is it affecting his play?

Probably... he's not the strongest mentally.
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It is DJO-ko-vich

Some commentator in Australia kept calling him Yokovich

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you laugh when someone make fun of novak and cry like a baby when someone says something about federer.

your such a hypocrite! typical fedtroll behaviour
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it's neither the english joke nor jock. the o is shorter than the o in jock

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The way Brad Gilbert calls Simon is disturbing, least to say lol
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