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View Poll Results: What should Federer have said about Djoko's timeouts?
Djokovic is better than Murray, and Gasquet combined. I was lucky to scrap out a win. 8 17.02%
Djokovic's time outs were necessary and nothing wrong. In fact I enjoyed them very much. 3 6.38%
I'm just happy to be here, but Mirka says Djokovic is a joke, and she's never wrong. 18 38.30%
Maybe I know nothing about tennis, but I think perhaps he overused the time out rule a little bit. 10 21.28%
Other.....(give example) 8 17.02%
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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-26-2006, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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What should Roger have said about Djoko?

Instead of saying Djokovic is a joke with his time outs Roger should have said:

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Re: What should Roger have said about Djoko?

"I think Djoko is a very sick boy which is probably why he lost and I feel very sorry for him "

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Re: What should Roger have said about Djoko?

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"I think Djoko is a very sick boy which is probably why he lost and I feel very sorry for him "
Yes, Federer saying Djoko would have won if it weren't for the injury would have been just the right thing to say.

Why was Djoko taking the timeouts ? Was this an injury or simply a lack of conditioning resulting in cramps? At the FO match against Nadal he seemed to wilt and it looked like he simply didn't have match tough conditioning built up. Or is he affected by nerves?

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Re: What should Roger have said about Djoko?

A diplomatic answer, at the same time, somehow true, he's quite creative at those... I don't think he should've given his honest opinion, though. Something like, "Oh, if he thinks he needed the time-outs, then I can do nothing about it, since the rules allow it. I don't think it would've changed the outcome of the match. He lacks DC experience, and the odds were against him. If he wants to go the distance, in the future, he needs to work on his physical problems/fitness, etc..." You get the gist?
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Re: What should Roger have said about Djoko?

"Obviously, injury timeouts are a critical part of Djokovic's winning game." A bit nicer than using the word 'joke'.



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Re: What should Roger have said about Djoko?

I voted the Mirka one

Federer's probably scared of her himself
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"My best wishes for him. But if he's not the unhealthiest guy on earth, he's a f*cking cheater"

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Re: What should Roger have said about Djoko?

The modern artificial world accepts only politically correct answers.

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Re: What should Roger have said about Djoko?

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"My best wishes for him. But if he's not the unhealthiest guy on earth, he's a f*cking cheater"
That's sounds about right.

I think Roger should have said:
"You know, I don't trust his injuries... I mean, I think his injuries are a joke, you know."

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"Obviously, injury timeouts are a critical part of Djokovic's winning game." A bit nicer than using the word 'joke'.
I actually think that's harsher though. Just because it doesn't specifically call him a 'Djoke' doesn't make it sound any nicer.

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Re: What should Roger have said about Djoko?

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A diplomatic answer, at the same time, somehow true, he's quite creative at those... I don't think he should've given his honest opinion, though. Something like, "Oh, if he thinks he needed the time-outs, then I can do nothing about it, since the rules allow it. I don't think it would've changed the outcome of the match. He lacks DC experience, and the odds were against him. If he wants to go the distance, in the future, he needs to work on his physical problems/fitness, etc..." You get the gist?
I don't understand the world these days. I can see being political correct if what you say may set off a war or if lives are dependent upon it. But, in a game of tennis, it's ok to call a spade a spade. Why do we promote "lying" for just about everything now. And yes, saying what you don't really believe is lying. We just cover it up by saying, I'm being politically correct.
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Re: What should Roger have said about Djoko?

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Re: What should Roger have said about Djoko?

Generally speaking:
IMO, it's perfectly ok for one tennis player to give his honest opinion without people going berserk over it.
On the other hand, it should also be perfectly ok for others to challenge that opinion without people going berserk over that.
It's not a one-way thing.

Too many people (again, generally speaking) are perfectly fine giving their own "honest" opinion but they can't deal with people disagreeing with them or challenging their opinion.

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and yes, saying what you don't really believe is lying
...and then you wake up to the real world.
Come on, how many people are brutally honest to their boss, wife, husband, mother, father, kids,...? Nobody.
To prevent being sacked, to avoid arguments,....we "wrap" things up.
In theory, it's not telling the "entire" truth and thus a lie.
In real life, it's called trying to live a life in peace. At least, that's how I see it. Sometimes, you can't be too soft and indeed call a spade a spade, but quite often, it's not the best option.

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Re: What should Roger have said about Djoko?

Roger: "Djokovic's injury time-outs made me wanna snatch the cat back!"
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Re: What should Roger have said about Djoko?

The Mirka one.

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