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Skiing "more complicated" than tennis, Novak is proof of this, says bitter ski dad

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Skiing is far more complicated than tennis and Novak Djokovic is living proof of that - according to Ante Kostelic, father of the Croatian alpine ski superstars Janica and Ivica.

'Anybody can play tennis,' Kostelic was quoted as saying on Tuesday, a day after the Serbian won the prestigious Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award.

'For example, you have all these good tennis players from Venezuela, Peru, Chile and Spain - the skiing circle is much smaller.'

Serbian media reported the quotes from Kostelic's interview with the Croatian TV Nova.

Kostelic pointed out that Djokovic was born on Kopaonik, Serbia's leading ski centre and 'tried skiing, but skiing isn't tennis,' reports said.

Djokovic has won four of the last five Grand Slam tournaments and is firmly sitting on top of the ATP ranking.
Janica, now retired, and Ivica Kostelic are World Cup and Olympic ski champions.
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Hard to argue after the AO final.

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Re: Skiing "more complicated" than tennis, Novak is proof of this, says bitter ski da

Maybe it has more to do with the fact that there are a limited number of skiing locations...

And maybe he chose tennis because he was better at it and/or the earning potential is better.

Some common sense is needed

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Re: Skiing "more complicated" than tennis, Novak is proof of this, says bitter ski da

Both sports are equals in terms of difficulty, neither are that difficult.
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Re: Skiing "more complicated" than tennis, Novak is proof of this, says bitter ski da

Be thankful Novak doesn't ski competitively otherwise he'd beat Croatia at that, too.

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can't believe this come to world press

Kosetlic said this to one Croatian newspaper and immediately foreign newspapers heard for it

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to say neither one is that difficult is rediculous

certainly they arent the most difficult of all sports to play

in terms of which one is harder ..skiing probably is the harder of the 2
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who the fuck cares bout skiing?
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'Anybody can play tennis,'....

'For example, you have all these good tennis players from Venezuela, Peru, Chile and Spain - the skiing circle is much smaller.'

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Kostelic pointed out that Djokovic was born on Kopaonik, Serbia's leading ski centre and 'tried skiing, but skiing isn't tennis,' reports said.
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Re: Skiing "more complicated" than tennis, Novak is proof of this, says bitter ski da

Ivica is a great skier. He is a somewhat troubled person, and I can see that it runs in the family.

"In January 2003, after winning the slalom at Kranjska Gora, Kostelić told the reporters that before the race he had felt "powerful, all-conquering, like a German soldier ready for battle in 1941", in reference to the June 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union.[13] Although the Croatian media had largely ignored the statement, the weekly tabloid Nacional picked up the story and published an article featuring previously unreleased statements made by Kostelić from an interview that he gave to the weekly in May 2002. According to Nacional Kostelić said that he was "fascinated" with the scale of the World War II Luftwaffe attack on Britain and gave an opinion on the differences between national socialism and communism saying that "Nationalism was still a healthy system for someone who was ambitious. In communism, we weren’t permitted to be ambitious, and both systems were totalitarian."

Oh yes, and skiing used to have more variety twenty years ago. No snow cannons, no carving, just you and your 3m-long skiis made out of wood in deep powder. No gondolas, you would have to carry them to the mountain.
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Re: Skiing "more complicated" than tennis, Novak is proof of this, says bitter ski da

He is right. I started skiing at the age of 6, in first grade, and I have to agree with that statement although tennis is among the most difficult sports in terms of...everything. In any aspect.
Of course, amateur level skiing is easier than amateur level tennis, so it's not easy to decide though.
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Re: Skiing "more complicated" than tennis, Novak is proof of this, says bitter ski da

A lot of bitterness in this person. Not sure about the "anybody can play tennis" statement – tennis is certainly more accessible than skiing; just as soccer is more accessible than tennis. But I wouldn't say anyone can play soccer. However anyone can pick up a racket and hit a ball just as anyone can put on a pair of skis and slide just as anyone can ride a bike or the same as anyone can throw a ball at a hoop – but it doesn't mean they'll do it as well as Djokovic, Stenmark, Armstrong or Jordan.
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Re: Skiing "more complicated" than tennis, Novak is proof of this, says bitter ski da

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