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Thumbs up 2017 season cheering thread

6-time champion Novak Djokovic going for his 7th AO
It's where it all began




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Re: Novak Down Under***Australian Open 2017 cheering thread***

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If I have time tomorrow, I'll post some interviews of him and the some pics, especially from his NDF Charity Night in Melbourne!

Good luck for your thread SP000!
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The Bible of Nole spells this out quite clearly:

"The tusks of the Mallorcan boar have been dulled, his battlefield breached, his drawers wedged inescapably in the darkest crevice known to man. Now the light of Nole turns from the boar and must be cast on wiliest of foes: he who hath convinced the world of his innocence, whilst in the shadows he schemes. Reveal him! His name is Fedevil, and he is thine foe. Thus spoke the apostle Becker to our Lord."
-Book of Dominus, 10:25
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Re: Novak Down Under***Australian Open 2017 cheering thread***

I'm pretty nervous about his opening match. But he's been giving too much stress lately, so I wont put too much heart watching his progress in the tournament (I'll still watch his match time to time though). Verdasco seems to be getting all the helps he needs. I heard he even practiced with Sir Andy Murray on RLA

Anyway, I check Novak's instagram lately. He seems very peaceful off court though. That picture of him in the botanical garden is just too cute

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The Bible of Nole spells this out quite clearly:

"The tusks of the Mallorcan boar have been dulled, his battlefield breached, his drawers wedged inescapably in the darkest crevice known to man. Now the light of Nole turns from the boar and must be cast on wiliest of foes: he who hath convinced the world of his innocence, whilst in the shadows he schemes. Reveal him! His name is Fedevil, and he is thine foe. Thus spoke the apostle Becker to our Lord."
-Book of Dominus, 10:25
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I'm pretty nervous about his opening match. But he's been giving too much stress lately, so I wont put too much heart watching his progress in the tournament (I'll still watch his match time to time though). Verdasco seems to be getting all the helps he needs. I heard he even practiced with Sir Andy Murray on RLA

Anyway, I check Novak's instagram lately. He seems very peaceful off court though. That picture of him in the botanical garden is just too cute
Silly me, granted that I don't hang around much lately in GM but for some reason I thought Nolandy practiced together not Verdasco and Andy, totally misread that .

I am a bit nervous too but as long as Novak takes it seriously from R1 (he tends to sleepwalk a bit through the first few rounds) he'll be fine also I do think Nando is too much of a headcase to pull this off (this isn't DelPo who truly was a draw from hell at the OG) especially in BO5, he hasn't done much at slams lately and all his wins over Novak have come on clay apart from their USO 2005 clash.

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First one down , unfortunately couldn't watch, only followed it through LiveScore and Live commentary which I really hate because it makes me nervous not knowing what is actually happening and I am pretty sure I haven't caught a thing at class because of it .

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He's looking strong again, I still believe he is the favourite.

ROGER FEDERER 04, 06, 07, 10, 17, 09, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 12, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

RAFAEL NADAL: 09, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 08, 10, 10, 13

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: 08, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 16, 11, 14, 15, 11, 15
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The first set was sublime from Novak. A very appropriate entrée
The second set was thrilling. The tie break was a very fulfilling main course
The third set was relaxing. A very soft dessert to end the experience.
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The Bible of Nole spells this out quite clearly:

"The tusks of the Mallorcan boar have been dulled, his battlefield breached, his drawers wedged inescapably in the darkest crevice known to man. Now the light of Nole turns from the boar and must be cast on wiliest of foes: he who hath convinced the world of his innocence, whilst in the shadows he schemes. Reveal him! His name is Fedevil, and he is thine foe. Thus spoke the apostle Becker to our Lord."
-Book of Dominus, 10:25
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I watched the match yesterday and again today: I am very happy with Novak's form. He looked focused and in great shape. All his shots were there: DTL, inside-out, drop-shot... I am feeling very happy. Novak seems to be enjoying himself again.

Istomin is next. Conditions will be cooler. I can't wait.

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At work so i couldnt watch the match. Catch a glimpse of it via TV at work but I'm kinda glad i didnt watch the match.

I have to be honest I'm really sad with the result. Just when I think Novak is getting his mojo back... I cant believe he lost in R2 of his best and favorite slam...

Being #1 again now seems like a far away dream, and i truly have lost my trust on him winning a Slam again. But even if this really happens, I'll still cheer for him. I used to said it so many times, but now that things looking bleaker and bleaker, i kind of get a reality slap. He had given me so much joy watching tennis, I'll support him when he is at his lowest.

Truly a sad day for me as a big fan. This will hurt for a while (maybe it's the best I avoid GM at the moment)
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#NoleFam

Classy congratulations/commiserations at the end.



Looking for better results in the next slam on the dirt from the defending RG champion!




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Commiserations guys.
Didn't see this at all after the 3rd set was finished, but it was really a very consistent and level headed performance from Istomin to come back and steal it. Novak could have definitely been more aggressive off the ground to pressure Istomin, but seemed to do enough to stay afloat. The 4th set was where it really fell apart. I felt he dodged a huge bullet saving those SPs in the second and then again in the 4th. Istomin seemed really out of it coming into the 4th. I guess this is where even champions can't lose focus for even a moment or let their intensity down but Istomin sure took it to him as if he had nothing to lose and deserved the gutsy win.

A difficult loss in any case, but there are still 3 more slams for him to think about this year.

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At work so i couldnt watch the match. Catch a glimpse of it via TV at work but I'm kinda glad i didnt watch the match.

I have to be honest I'm really sad with the result. Just when I think Novak is getting his mojo back... I cant believe he lost in R2 of his best and favorite slam...

Being #1 again now seems like a far away dream, and i truly have lost my trust on him winning a Slam again. But even if this really happens, I'll still cheer for him. I used to said it so many times, but now that things looking bleaker and bleaker, i kind of get a reality slap. He had given me so much joy watching tennis, I'll support him when he is at his lowest.

Truly a sad day for me as a big fan. This will hurt for a while (maybe it's the best I avoid GM at the moment)
Don't be sad , if you feel sad just remember all the wonderful moments Novak gave us here in AO and elswhere. I have noticed that his defeats don't pain me anymore(apart from that first 5 minutes right after the match) since RG .



Also I believe I won't be opening any new threads guys. USO, AO and Paris/WTF threads all failed , it seems I used all my luck and magic for RG .
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@Sportsperson000 yeah i know. I'll never forget how happy I was when he finally won RG and hold the four grandslams at the same time. A moment to cherish forever

As for now i think it's a mixed up feeling: the sense that the end is nigh for Novak and the feeling of being abandoned by old-time Novak fans who outgrew of MTF, I guess. It's a pretty sad feeling. I thank you for your effort to keep this subforum afloat, I'm so glad that you and every other frequent posters are still around. It's a tough road ahead for Nolefam from now on, I'll try to enjoy the ride while I still can

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The Bible of Nole spells this out quite clearly:

"The tusks of the Mallorcan boar have been dulled, his battlefield breached, his drawers wedged inescapably in the darkest crevice known to man. Now the light of Nole turns from the boar and must be cast on wiliest of foes: he who hath convinced the world of his innocence, whilst in the shadows he schemes. Reveal him! His name is Fedevil, and he is thine foe. Thus spoke the apostle Becker to our Lord."
-Book of Dominus, 10:25
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