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Why all this hype about Djokovic???

i can understand the hype about Murray as like Gasquet,he has already beaten some top players and he has also a good game to watch but seriously i don t understand the hype about Djokovic.
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Re: Why all this hype about Djokovic???

Djokovic has taken a different route to Murray and Gasquet - it's been much steadier, incremental. He has a good, solid, unflashy sort of game. To me, it's not spectacular and I feel it needs something to take him much higher - I can't quite see a huge weapon on him (yet). In any case, he's continued to develop and improve and should carry on doing so yet.

The big wins do need to start coming, though, I think - he's almost as high as he can get without starting to turn over top 10 players more regularly.

To be the man, you gotta beat the man - if Nole wants to be top 10 this is what he needs to do more of now.
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Re: Why all this hype about Djokovic???

Novak has game and is a really really nice guy off the court.


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Re: Why all this hype about Djokovic???

I don't think there's any hype. Djokovic is a young player who has shown that he can play some excellent tennis. I'd rather think that Gasquet is the one who gets more attention than he really should.
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Re: Why all this hype about Djokovic???

I dont understand this hype as well... IMO Gasquet is the more talented player but there isn't a hype about him... well Djocovic seems to have something special^^
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Re: Why all this hype about Djokovic???

Djokovic and Berdych are popular players and are therefore a little overrated.
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Berdych really is overrated. People base their assumptions of him on the 15-20% of matches where he plays excellent aggressive tennis and overlook the rest of the time when he really does play pretty brainlessly. He is like Safin but without nearly as much success as Safin had by this stage.
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Re: Why all this hype about Djokovic???

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Djokovic has taken a different route to Murray and Gasquet - it's been much steadier, incremental. He has a good, solid, unflashy sort of game. To me, it's not spectacular and I feel it needs something to take him much higher - I can't quite see a huge weapon on him (yet). In any case, he's continued to develop and improve and should carry on doing so yet.

The big wins do need to start coming, though, I think - he's almost as high as he can get without starting to turn over top 10 players more regularly.

To be the man, you gotta beat the man - if Nole wants to be top 10 this is what he needs to do more of now.
I kind of agree with you.
Murray and Gasquet are usually hyped by their natural abilities. However, I think Nole is more consistent (except for the serving for the set or match game choking)
and mature than these guys when it comes to games and that is the reason he is where he is now even though I can't see Nole has some big strengths.
So just in my opinion, once Murray and Gasquet find their form other than the side of their natural abilities like more consistency, mental strength and wise tactics
(I think Murray is finding them quicker than Gasquet), Nole might have to do much more works to win against them.

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Re: Why all this hype about Djokovic???

..................... DJOKOVIC ....... GASQUET ....... MURRAY

Age .................... 19 ............ 20 ............ 19

WON ..................... 4 ............. 4 ............. 2
RU ...................... 2 ............. 3 ............. 3
SF ...................... 2 ............. 3 ............. 5
QF ...................... 4 ............. 4 ............. 4

Career W-L record ..... 77-37 ......... 96-66 ......... 77-40
....................... 0.675 ......... 0.593 ......... 0.658

Grand Slams ........ QF-1; 4r-2 ....... 4r-4 .......... 4r-3
Gran Slams W-L ........ 17-9 .......... 15-14 ......... 12-7

Masters ........... W-1; F-1; QF-1 .. F-2; SF-1 ..... SF-3; QF-1
Masters W-L ........... 18-10 ......... 25-17 ......... 21-12

vs Top-10 .............. 5-12 .......... 2-18 .......... 9-10
at Grand Slams ......... 2-5 ........... 0-5 ........... 1-2
at Masters ............. 2-4 ........... 2-7 ........... 5-4


Head-to-head records:
Djokovic leads Gasquet 1-0, Murray 3-0
Gasquet trails Djokovic 0-1, leads Murray 1-0
Murray trails Djokovic 0-3, Gasquet 0-1

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Re: Why all this hype about Djokovic???

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..................... Djokovic .... Gasquet .... Murray

Age .................... 19 ......... 20 ......... 19

Titles won .............. 3 .......... 4 .......... 3

Career W-L record ..... 66-36 ...... 93-64 ...... 69-38
....................... 0.647 ...... 0.592 ...... 0.645

Grand Slams ......... QF-1; 4r-2 ... 4r-4 ....... 4r-3
GS W-L ................ 17-9 ....... 15-14 ...... 12-7

Masters ............... QF-1 ..... F-2; SF-1 .. SF-1; QF-1
Masters W-L ............ 7-9 ....... 22-15 ...... 13-10


Head-to-head records:
Djokovic leads Gasquet 1-0, Murray 1-0
Gasquet trails Djokovic 0-1, Murray 0-1
Murray trails Djokovic 0-1, leads Gqasquet 1-0
Great post, I guess that answers the the thread starter's question.

Case closed.
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Re: Why all this hype about Djokovic???

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Gasquet trails Djokovic 0-1, Murray 0-1
Murray trails Djokovic 0-1, leads Gqasquet 1-0]............

Not quite. Gasquet leads Murray 1-0, 6-2 7-5 Toronto SF 2006.

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Re: Why all this hype about Djokovic???

You gave Murray an extra title.

Just 2 titles for him.

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Great post, I guess that answers the the thread starter's question.

Case closed.
except for the fact that gasquet beat murray.
making a false statement hardly proves any point
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Re: Why all this hype about Djokovic???

I´ll take this thread has a big dose of irony written all over it
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