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.... at least for me, he looks like a better player than he was last year in AO and that's very encouraging.He must keep this intensity and push him self a bit more and we will see some good things in coming months.Maybe even in this upcoming RG.
Keep your head up Novak and everything will be fine.
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Brilliant post Radalek as for this comment "he did what Novak failed to do day before" , from Fed i don't think he needed to say itsounded very arrogant
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Great post Radelek - and nice to see you posting here on our Forum And I also agree with the fact that comment was rather "arrogant" - was disrespectful to both Novak and Nadal in my opinion

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Great post Radelek - and nice to see you posting here on our Forum And I also agree with the fact that comment was rather "arrogant" - was disrespectful to both Novak and Nadal in my opinion
Thanks.I do read this forum often, but haven't do much posting till now.
That comment was really...way out of line.I found my self losing respect for Roger more and more as time goes by.Someone said recently that it was easy for him to be nice when he was winning left and right, but he isn't anymore and we can see the result...

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Thanks.I do read this forum often, but haven't do much posting till now.
That comment was really...way out of line.I found my self losing respect for Roger more and more as time goes by.Someone said recently that it was easy for him to be nice when he was winning left and right, but he isn't anymore and we can see the result...
I totally agree with you, and have said as much here myself on other occasions. I've always had the upmost respect for Roger as a person and as a player, and I still enjoy to watch him play when he's on form, - but recently I have lost some respect for him as a person, and it makes me sad to say it. He has made an awful lot of disparaging comments - not just about Novak, but about Murray and others, and I just don't think it's professional, or in keeping with his position as an Ambassador for the Sport. I'm no fan of Nadal at all, but at least he doesn't lower himself to make such arrogant comments

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So, Roland Garros 09 is upon us...

I wanted to write something about Madrid match but couldn't, it was so emotional, was completely drained after so I can only imagine how Novak felt...There are some matches that define you, as a person and as a player.Madrid SF might be one for Novak and I am certain that he will bounce back even stronger.

I red something about Sampras and how, after becoming youngest ever USO champion in 1990 with 19 yrs he couldn't figure out him self in next few years.He lost in QF from Courier next year and said after that he was not disappointed felt relieved that the pressure to defend his title was no longer on him. This led to widespread criticism, which included disparaging remarks from Courier and Jimmy Connors.Yesterday Federers remark on Novak-Rafa semi was that "he did what Novak failed to do day before" , or something in that line, and I am sure that Novak will respond to this, on court when they meet again.
Back to Sampras, next year he lost USO final from Edberg and he said after that was turning point in his career, "the wake-up call" , that loss.It pushed him to think about himself, to work harder, to improve him self physically and as a player and to make himself #1.

I am sure Novak will look at this match as his turning point and take positives from it.Physically he was there, after playing for 3 straight weeks he didn't looked exhausted or tired even after grueling 4 hours against Nadal on clay.That's strong evidence that his fitness is coming along finaly.He had tough year behind him, with his family issues and younger brothers being sick for months (he mentioned that in his interview on RTS) and he bounced back and found his game again and, at least for me, he looks like a better player than he was last year in AO and that's very encouraging.He must keep this intensity and push him self a bit more and we will see some good things in coming months.Maybe even in this upcoming RG.
Keep your head up Novak and everything will be fine.
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So, Roland Garros 09 is upon us...
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I had a dream. Nole won RG. Dreams do come through :-).
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I had a dream. Nole won RG. Dreams do come through :-).
Hi Alex Strangely I had exactly that same dream a couple of nights ago - so maybe someone is trying to tell us something

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I had a dream. Nole won RG. Dreams do come through :-).

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Hi Alex Strangely I had exactly that same dream a couple of nights ago - so maybe someone is trying to tell us something


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Re: Expect The Unexpected Roland Garros 09

I remember somebody posts in GM a couple of weeks before that he/she saw Novak winning the final 3-2 in his/her dream

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Re: Expect The Unexpected Roland Garros 09

I've had a dream too. I was at a tournament, there was grass on the courts but we were walking on clay. Troicki was playing football and there was a flag of Malta.


You see, mine obviously makes less sense

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Re: Expect The Unexpected Roland Garros 09

You are not the only ones who had a dream

I dreamed of watching Novak on Wimbledon

“Investing into Novak was never going to bring uncertainty. He was the best pioneer- and junior-level tennis player of all time in Europe. Everyone knew he would become a great player,” says Srdjan Djokovic, the father of Serbia’s finest tennis player, in his interview for NIN.


Speaking of Novak’s rise, family life and career aims of his 22-year-old tennis star eldest son, Srdjan Djokovic reveals the details of how the family had decided to dedicate themselves to Novak’s professional career.
- “When our Novak was 10, we as a family decided to devote ourselves to his career. Bearing in mind we are Serbian and knowing this country would be the only place we would live in, we accepted to fight for his career in the local backdrop. My wife worked for 17 years in a store on Kopaonik mountain that supported Novak and the entire family,” said Srdjan Djokovic.
As for the world’s number four tennis player, many had predicted a bright career when Novak was only at the early age of 6.
- “I wasn’t fanatical and invested in Novak without any sound basis. Ever since he was six, when he started training tennis in Jelena Gencic’s camp, we knew a great career was ahead of him. To be more specific, it wasn’t us who knew it, but all the relevant people of this sport both domestically and abroad knew it. Together with my friends I used to dream of sitting together with my family in a Wimbledon or Roland Garros box, watching my son play in the final and lifting the trophy and twenty-odd thousand people cheering in the stands. That dream has come true,” said Srdjan Djokovic in his interview in the latest edition of NIN magazine.

http://www.blic.rs/sports.php?id=4461
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I finally have strengths to remmeber that there is still one more clay tournament to play.

You go, Nole Impossible is nothing.
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