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Grass Season and Wimbledon 2017: No4e reclaims his throne on British lawncourt

NOVAK DJOKOVIC GRASS SEASON 2017



Novak returns to play on green turf after his lackluster performance on clay. He will alter his 6 years routine by entering a grass warming up tournament in Eastbourne, instead of usual exhibition tournament at The Boodles. Grass season will mark his one year slump year which saw his ranking dropped to four, where before he had been very consistent in the top 2 since 2011. Can he find his mojo back on his beloved Wimbledon grass?



His schedule will be as the following:


AEGON INTERNATIONAL EASTBOURNE
Date : 26 June – 1 July 2017
Venue : Devonshire Park LTC
Status : ATP 250
Defending Champion : -
Best Result : -



THE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Date : Jul 3, 2017 – Jul 16, 2017
Venue : All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Defending Champion : Andy Murray
Best Result : Champion 2011, 2014, 2015
Last Year Result : R2


Best wishes for Nole and his fans. As Raonic said in an interview, Novak is only one or two matches away from returning to his peak level. Crossing fingers that it will happen sooner than later. Please post all news, interviews and photos of Novak's grass season here.

GODSPEED!

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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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?This will be my first trip to Eastbourne, I have heard great things about the tournament,? said Djokovic. ?I am looking forward to fine tuning my grass court game there ahead of Wimbledon.?
I like this positivity. And from his instagram posts, he seems very motivated in during his training for Wimbledon. The main singles draw ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 24. Lots of dangerous servebot are present in Eastbourne. Hopefully he'll make the best of this prep tournament!

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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've seen some of his Boodles matches before no playing around here.

The warmup grass events are typically faster and slicker than Wimbledon but I think it will be a light field for EB. Only that two years prior (when it was at Nottingham), the finalist/winner was Istomin and Querrey. Doesn't that ring a bell? So maybe this is the right place for him to refind his game.

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I've seen some of his Boodles matches before no playing around here.

The warmup grass events are typically faster and slicker than Wimbledon but I think it will be a light field for EB. Only that two years prior (when it was at Nottingham), the finalist/winner was Istomin and Querrey. Doesn't that ring a bell? So maybe this is the right place for him to refind his game.
I did notice that time to break the curse
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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 did notice that time to break the curse
I think Querrey is playing Eastbourne so we might get a rematch. Have to say Querrey has been having a stellar season for his standards, and has beaten both Djokovic and Nadal in the past 52 weeks (which I think only Thiem and Del Potro can brag about.)

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I think Querrey is playing Eastbourne so we might get a rematch. Have to say Querrey has been having a stellar season for his standards, and has beaten both Djokovic and Nadal in the past 52 weeks (which I think only Thiem and Del Potro can brag about.)
Even though Eastbourne is just a 250 with only one top 10 player (Novak) and one top 20 (Monfils), it's actually a pretty strong grass-court field. Besides Querrey, also entered are Isner, Johnson, 2-time Wimbledon semifinalist Gasquet, the serve & volleying Zverev, and F.Lopez. If Novak wins the tournament, he will gain some confidence, although that confidence will help him only in the earlier rounds of Wimbledon, not in the SF & F where Novak will likely be facing a different caliber of opponents, like Murray & Federer.
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Even though Eastbourne is just a 250 with only one top 10 player (Novak) and one top 20 (Monfils), it's actually a pretty strong grass-court field. Besides Querrey, also entered are Isner, Johnson, 2-time Wimbledon semifinalist Gasquet, the serve & volleying Zverev, and F.Lopez. If Novak wins the tournament, he will gain some confidence, although that confidence will help him only in the earlier rounds of Wimbledon, not in the SF & F where Novak will likely be facing a different caliber of opponents, like Murray & Federer.
let's not worry about Murray right now
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Ai'm not even thinking about him winning the tournament... i just want him to play on grass before Wimby. Serious matches, not hit&giggle exhos.

So, all is good.

Go, Nole,

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Ai'm not even thinking about him winning the tournament... i just want him to play on grass before Wimby. Serious matches, not hit&giggle exhos.

So, all is good.

Go, Nole,
On the other hand, I almost never want to see Kei play a grass warmup ever again, at least at Halle.

Just hope Novak can get his worth for the tournament.

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On the other hand, I almost never want to see Kei play a grass warmup ever again, at least at Halle.

Just hope Novak can get his worth for the tournament.


I know. What bad luck he's had. All the best to your man.

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Draw tomorrow.

Good luck, Nole.

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The draw for Eastbourne is out!

1-DJOKOVIC, Novak
BYE
VESELY, Jiri
Q
YOUNG, Donald
EDMUND, Kyle
DONALDSON, Jared
8-SCHWARTZMAN, Diego

4-JOHNSON, Steve
BYE
Q
Q
MAHUT, Nicolas
HAASE, Robin
MEDVEDEV, Daniil
5-QUERREY, Sam

7-GASQUET, Richard
TIAFOE, Frances
BELLUCCI, Thomaz
ANDERSON, Kevin
CHARDY, Jeremy
LAJOVIC, Dusan
BYE
3-ISNER, John

6-ZVEREV, Mischa
HARRISON, Ryan
Q
TOMIC, Bernard
WC-NORRIE, Cameron
ZEBALLOS, Horacio
BYE
2-MONFILS, Gael

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I dont really know what to asses at this point. Have to see his first match first. Hopefully he will find his grass footwork immediately. Good luck Nole!

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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 think I read it somewhere that the "Big 4" are fixed to be the top 4 seed for Wimbledon, meaning that they cant meet before Semifinal. Mark my word, Roger will get Andy again and Novak will get Rafa

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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 think I read it somewhere that the "Big 4" are fixed to be the top 4 seed for Wimbledon, meaning that they cant meet before Semifinal. Mark my word, Roger will get Andy again and Novak will get Rafa
It's a mathematical formula that they have applied to determine seeds aince 2012. Andy is #1, Nocak is #2. Roger and Rafa will be #3 and #4. If Roger wins tomorrow, he'll be #3, otherwise, he'll be #4.

I'm hoping Novak will get the practice he needs at eastbourne. Beating Sam Querrey here would help his confidence.

May this be the tournament where Novak finally turns the page.

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First match vs Pospisil! Let's win this Nole!

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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."
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