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David Ferrer def Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-4 to make Monte Carlo QF

Action Jackson
04-19-2007, 11:50 AM
The ever consistent and very gutsy Ferrer makes the QF, well done.

What excuses do you have this time ezekiel?

bokehlicious
04-19-2007, 11:50 AM
Nole's gonna win RG anyway :cool: :lol: :lol:

tennis2tennis
04-19-2007, 11:52 AM
Nole's gonna win RG anyway :cool: :lol: :lol:


I still wouldn't count Nole out of it, he's a quick learner

laure xxx
04-19-2007, 11:52 AM
Nice, Dave.

marcelwks
04-19-2007, 11:53 AM
and Djokovic thinks he can beat Nadal on clay :lol:

Ferrer :banana: good luck tomorrow against Federer !

ginnylegend
04-19-2007, 11:53 AM
Ferrer more at home on clay than Nole, not a big shock.

Loremaster
04-19-2007, 11:53 AM
Great fighting spirit from David in first set !!

Roger will have hands full of work if he wants to make Semis

LocoPorElTenis
04-19-2007, 11:54 AM
solid, but I really wanted to see Fed vs Nole.

Alvarillo
04-19-2007, 11:55 AM
big match from DvD !!!!!!!!!!!
very funny to watch!
always fighting Ferru! ;)
Bravo!

bokehlicious
04-19-2007, 11:55 AM
What excuses do you have this time ezekiel?

MS tournies aren't worth enough yet, when you're that great only slams do count :)

savesthedizzle
04-19-2007, 11:55 AM
I wish more had been televised here besides the last game :rolleyes:

But it was expected to be a tough match. From just looking at the scores it seemed like Novak really choked that first set away, but well done Ferrer, good luck against Fed :devil:

Not a bad loss at all, he just needs to get more used to the clay.

sampaio
04-19-2007, 11:56 AM
That's not an upset ,it was expected.

jitterbug
04-19-2007, 11:56 AM
He wants to give Murray a chance to catch up.

scoobs
04-19-2007, 11:56 AM
Great match from Ferrer - a tough, gritty performace.

I think Nole will be a little disappointed he didn't win this, though - he'll have expected to make his QF date with Federer. At times he didn't play as intelligently as he could do, content to stay back and rally and failed to take advantage of weak responses on a few occasions that I saw.

Ferrer's such a tough player to get by, though, when he's playing well and there's no doubt that on clay he can be formidable.

bokehlicious
04-19-2007, 11:57 AM
That's not an upset ,it was expected.

#1 losing is always an upset :o

Action Jackson
04-19-2007, 11:57 AM
Ferrer has never won a set off Federer in their 5 matches and it's a rematch of the QF from last year. Federer won 6-1 6-3 and it wouldn't surprise if the scoreline was similar.

As for Djokovic, well still a long way to go in the clay season and can't give a player like Ferrer a lot of presents.

LilyRoseAva
04-19-2007, 11:57 AM
well done david!

my0118
04-19-2007, 11:59 AM
nicely done David :yeah:
anyway, always good to see a players' hug after ending the match.

Action Jackson
04-19-2007, 12:01 PM
MS tournies aren't worth enough yet, when you're that great only slams do count :)

Sorry clay MS events are worth less than the hardcourt ones, is another one.

SwiSha
04-19-2007, 12:01 PM
great stuff again David, he was way 2 solid for Nole from the baseline

you better have a game plan when you face ferrer especially on clay

jitterbug
04-19-2007, 12:02 PM
Could this (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=100068) be merged with the present thread, please?

LaTenista
04-19-2007, 12:03 PM
:yeah: Third QF at MC in a row for David.

Expect a much closer match than last year against Fed, who still looks quite beatable.

Lleytonisthebest
04-19-2007, 12:06 PM
great job david!! overhyped djoko- must review his lessons..

Fergie
04-19-2007, 12:06 PM
Good win David!!! :worship:

Xristos
04-19-2007, 12:08 PM
Yay! Way to go David!

LinkMage
04-19-2007, 12:09 PM
ROFL!
And Djokovic said he could beat Nadal on clay? He should talk less and train more.

leng jai
04-19-2007, 12:11 PM
Hmmmm?

Bibberz
04-19-2007, 12:13 PM
Okay, I don't much care for polls, but...

A question for Fed fans--are you:

(1) disappointed that Djokovic lost?
(2) indifferent toward Djokovic's loss?
(3) or glad that Djokovic lost?

I've got to believe you wanted to see Fed play the newly minted MS champ. A Djokovic-Fed match-up would have a certain gravitas about it--even if Fed is 4-0 against him.

(All the credit to Ferrer, by the way....)

mallorn
04-19-2007, 12:13 PM
Well done David! :yeah: Too bad it wasn't broadcast here.

Kolya
04-19-2007, 12:14 PM
Haha... can't even beat Ferrer.

How can he beat Nadal on clay?

bokehlicious
04-19-2007, 12:16 PM
A question for Fed fans--are you:

(1) disappointed that Djokovic lost?
(2) indifferent toward Djokovic's loss?
(3) or glad that Djokovic lost?


2)

Deivid23
04-19-2007, 12:18 PM
What a fighter David :eek:

Very well done, that was a very good match from his, he outgrinded Nole in the end.

Nole played well except a bad 15 mns in 1st set, there´s no shame losing like this and we already knew he still has a lot of work to do of course both in physical and mental department against these kind of ultra solid players on slow conditions

Deivid23
04-19-2007, 12:20 PM
Ferrer has never won a set off Federer in their 5 matches and it's a rematch of the QF from last year. Federer won 6-1 6-3 and it wouldn't surprise if the scoreline was similar.

I would be this time, though ;)

vincayou
04-19-2007, 12:20 PM
2)

indifferent but you still started a thread about this match :lol:

Not a surprising result, Ferrer is a tough client on clay. I wonder if Djoko thought he was in total control of the match. :)

bokehlicious
04-19-2007, 12:23 PM
indifferent but you still started a thread about this match :lol:

Just to share the news with my fellow MTF posters :shrug: :angel: :lol:

Sunset of Age
04-19-2007, 12:27 PM
Great job, David! :yeah:

Good riddance, heheh.
Next = Feds. o-O.

NikolaBGD
04-19-2007, 12:28 PM
ROFL!
And Djokovic said he could beat Nadal on clay? He should talk less and train more.


It's lie, he said "I hope I can beat Nadal"...

Ok, now it's time for Nole hatters, you have your 5 minutes...

This time must come after glories victories, He is No.5 now and you can just hate him....

LinkMage
04-19-2007, 12:32 PM
It's lie, he said "I hope I can beat Nadal"...

Ok, now it's time for Nole hatters, you have your 5 minutes...

This time must come after glories victories, He is No.5 now and you can just hate him....


What about the time he said "he's going down" before his match against Fed at the AO and then got his ass spanked badly? Was that a lie also?

jitterbug
04-19-2007, 12:34 PM
Look, everybody was jumping all over Djoko after his comprehensive loss to Rafa in Indian Wells but that didn't stop him from beating Rafa in Miami the week after.

Give the kid a chance.

And he didn't claim that he could definitely beat Rafa, he said he hoped he could.

bokehlicious
04-19-2007, 12:35 PM
What about the time he said "he's going down" before his match against Fed at the AO and then got his ass spanked badly? Was that a lie also?

Nole's arrogance wouldn't be that a huge deal if only he could back it up sometimes...

Action Jackson
04-19-2007, 12:35 PM
What about the time he said "he's going down" before his match against Fed at the AO and then got his ass spanked badly? Was that a lie also?

What about it? You really couldn't see the context that comment was made in?

Voo de Mar
04-19-2007, 12:36 PM
Expected win. I wrote before the tournament that will be quarter final Federer vs. Ferrer.

Saumon
04-19-2007, 12:40 PM
What about the time he said "he's going down" before his match against Fed at the AO and then got his ass spanked badly? Was that a lie also?

:rolls:

some people... :o

mangoes
04-19-2007, 12:41 PM
Well Done David:hug:

rexman
04-19-2007, 12:41 PM
What about the time he said "he's going down" before his match against Fed at the AO and then got his ass spanked badly? Was that a lie also?

Did you see him say it? Because he smiled and laughe afterward. He knew the odds were slim

NikolaBGD
04-19-2007, 12:42 PM
What about the time he said "he's going down" before his match against Fed at the AO and then got his ass spanked badly? Was that a lie also?

In every match player must enter with thoughts "I can beat him", Nole said that in public and everybody laugh on that...Fed "going down" soon or later and you will laugh then with soar face!!!

mangoes
04-19-2007, 12:43 PM
Okay, I don't much care for polls, but...

A question for Fed fans--are you:

(1) disappointed that Djokovic lost?
(2) indifferent toward Djokovic's loss?
(3) or glad that Djokovic lost?

I've got to believe you wanted to see Fed play the newly minted MS champ. A Djokovic-Fed match-up would have a certain gravitas about it--even if Fed is 4-0 against him.

(All the credit to Ferrer, by the way....)

Primarily, 2 and a bit of 3 because I think he is an arrogant little twit.

In every match player must enter with thoughts "I can beat him", Nole said that in public and everybody laugh on that...Fed "going down" soon or later and you will laugh then with soar face!!!

Most Federer fans know that Federer cannot dominate forever. I think it's the fact that it was Djokovic making the statement that gave extra cause for laughter and scorn.

bokehlicious
04-19-2007, 12:45 PM
Fed "going down" soon or later and you will laugh then with soar face!!!

Maybe Nole just thought it was already granted and would have better had to shut his big mouth up... :shrug:

Duncan
04-19-2007, 12:47 PM
Unlucky Novak! Losing to Ferrer on clay is not a bad loss

NicoFan
04-19-2007, 12:54 PM
:woohoo: David!

:banana:

:bounce:

ReturnWinner
04-19-2007, 01:16 PM
haha well done and congratulations David for stopping DjokoHypecic :cool:

Clara Bow
04-19-2007, 01:18 PM
Congrats to David! And Nole doesn't have anything to be ashamed of losing to Ferrer, as he is tough to beat on this surface.

The announcers were saying that it was high quality match. Too bad they just showed one game.

Veronique
04-19-2007, 01:19 PM
WTG David! Now let's beat Fed in the QF.;-)

cobalt60
04-19-2007, 01:22 PM
Congrats to David! And Nole doesn't have anything to be ashamed of losing to Ferrer, as he is tough to beat on this surface.

The announcers were saying that it was high quality match. Too bad they just showed one game.

I enjoy both these guys. Too bad one had to lose though.

scoobs
04-19-2007, 01:24 PM
It was a high quality match but I thought Nole was a little guilty of allowing Ferrer to dictate the terms and tempo of the match - at times he was too content to stay deep and trade, missing opportunities to come in and pick off short balls.

Metis
04-19-2007, 01:31 PM
David! :banana: I wish I had been able to see that match. Good luck against Feds! :unsure:

anna10
04-19-2007, 01:33 PM
Congratulations to David, and I'm not completely surprised by the outcome. With all the comments about the level of play, I do wish it had been shown here instead of the Federer-Lee match.

MaryWalsh
04-19-2007, 01:34 PM
I missed it (sleeping). But I am surprised by the result. Although I am not a fan of Novak's, I expect we will be seeing him a lot in the later rounds on clay. He is a fast learner, I agree with that, and has a very strong mentality.

Glad David won, though. Yay!

dijus
04-19-2007, 02:09 PM
vamosssss a ganar David!!!!

Henry Chinaski
04-19-2007, 02:28 PM
No mention of Djokovic's dropshots yet?

They were absolutely horrific. He lost the point almost every time he tried one. He was right to try and change things up a bit but his execution was generally awful. Ferrer was reading them easily and getting to the ball in time to play comfortable winners off almost every one.

Kitty de Sade
04-19-2007, 02:31 PM
Too bad for Nole- I thought he'd have this one. Next time mate... :hug:

Deserved credit to Ferrer, he's a tough opponent on this surface. Good for him. :)

R.Federer
04-19-2007, 02:43 PM
Djokovic, he was always in control.

Excellent win for Ferrer!

The Pro
04-19-2007, 03:03 PM
Lol, control freak Djokovic lost.

I saw him on Eurosport again going on about how he was perhaps the most consistent player this year. Regurgitating a litany of achievments to the present date.

Which we're all gonna have to hear every time he goes far in a tournament.:rolleyes:

But not today.....:devil:

Merton
04-19-2007, 03:57 PM
Very solid match from David :yeah: Nole has nothing to worry about, he will do better later in the season.

Merton
04-19-2007, 03:58 PM
The ever consistent and very gutsy Ferrer makes the QF, well done.

What excuses do you have this time ezekiel?

Nole is still working on his net game, since he already has the best forehand, backhand, touch and athleticism in the game, once he sorts out his volleys, watch out.

GlennMirnyi
04-19-2007, 04:42 PM
Djokovic gave a new definition for choker today. Leading a set 5/2 to lose 5/7. :o

Apemant
04-19-2007, 05:05 PM
What about the time he said "he's going down" before his match against Fed at the AO and then got his ass spanked badly? Was that a lie also?

'He's going down' is QUITE obviously just a reference to Western movies and such. A way to somewhat humorously pump yourself up before a battle deemed to be very hard (possibly above your limits). It has nothing to do with arrogance, it's just a testimony that the boy has some style (or read too many comics). :cool:

Apemant
04-19-2007, 05:08 PM
^^
Damn, shouldn't have replied before reading the rest of the thread. :devil:

Scotso
04-19-2007, 05:11 PM
Nole :sad:

*Ljubica*
04-19-2007, 05:17 PM
Congrats David :woohoo:

Nole :hug:

Grunge
04-19-2007, 07:36 PM
First of all I want to congratulate Ferrer on good game, he was simply better today. I am Nole fan (cause he is from my country) but I enjoyed the match anyway cause it was really good.
It is very strange to see people are talking about Djokovic's arrogance and they dont even know him. Whats most irritating is the fact that 90% of things people think that Djokovic said are clearly taken out of context so that it sounds bad. Such rummours sells well and some newspapers and websites know it very good.
Many of his quotes are missing important parts, so that it looks like he said something bad.
This last thing about "beating Nadal" is best example. Journalist asked him if he think that he can beat Nadal on clay and Djokovic said "I hope so". After that I saw many websites with headdings like "Djokovic: I will beat Nadal on clay!" or "Djokovic: I am better than Nadal on clay!". Come on...give me a break!
In AO this year Djokovic made a joke and said something like "I am taking Fed down" and then laughed out loud (together with journalists). After that you could read in all newspapers what Djokovic said, but they somehow avoided to write about this laughing part. You cant blame him for trying to be funny, can you? Please dont call him arrogant if you didnt actually see him saying something, and dont judge based on half accurate information.

Do you really think that someone who aplauds to opponent good points, someone who hugs opponent who defeated him (e.g. Nadal in IW, Ferrer today), someone who first give credits to his opponent fans, and after that greet his own fans (after Miami finals) would be a bad person? Djokovic will never tell anything bad on any player on purpose. Maybe something will sound like that when taken out of conext or because of his unperfect English. Some sentences he say have good meaning in Serbian language, but when translated directly to English it really sounds bad (mothers milk first come to mind).

p.s. Roger and Rafa fans shouldnt consider as a bad thing when some players (and Nole among them) say they believe that they can beat them, or when they think they can be as good as they are. Just think about it. If they dont believe in such things they should just throw their racquets and start doing something else in their lives ;)

p.p.s. Sorry for my bad English, it is not my first (not even my second :) ) language. Peace brothers!

jazar
04-19-2007, 07:52 PM
nole got a clay court schooling

yana
04-19-2007, 07:55 PM
^^^
What a long, long, post!!!

Anyway, Nole, you should won this! I so wanted a Nole-Fed match...:(

ezekiel
04-19-2007, 07:55 PM
The ever consistent and very gutsy Ferrer makes the QF, well done.

What excuses do you have this time ezekiel?

Excuses? No excuses here or from Nole, he got beat by a steadier player and made tactical errors with dropshots ;)

You need to think of excuses of wasting your comedic career on a messageboard though
:wavey:

CooCooCachoo
04-19-2007, 08:06 PM
:sobbing: Nole

Grunge
04-19-2007, 08:12 PM
^^^
What a long, long, post!!!



I am sorry for long post. I am not posting much, so I hope you can tolerate long posts from time to time...I will try to speak only when I have something to say ;)

myggen
04-19-2007, 08:18 PM
First of all I want to congratulate Ferrer on good game, he was simply better today. I am Nole fan (cause he is from my country) but I enjoyed the match anyway cause it was really good.
It is very strange to see people are talking about Djokovic's arrogance and they dont even know him. Whats most irritating is the fact that 90% of things people think that Djokovic said are clearly taken out of context so that it sounds bad. Such rummours sells well and some newspapers and websites know it very good.
Many of his quotes are missing important parts, so that it looks like he said something bad.
This last thing about "beating Nadal" is best example. Journalist asked him if he think that he can beat Nadal on clay and Djokovic said "I hope so". After that I saw many websites with headdings like "Djokovic: I will beat Nadal on clay!" or "Djokovic: I am better than Nadal on clay!". Come on...give me a break!
In AO this year Djokovic made a joke and said something like "I am taking Fed down" and then laughed out loud (together with journalists). After that you could read in all newspapers what Djokovic said, but they somehow avoided to write about this laughing part. You cant blame him for trying to be funny, can you? Please dont call him arrogant if you didnt actually see him saying something, and dont judge based on half accurate information.

Do you really think that someone who aplauds to opponent good points, someone who hugs opponent who defeated him (e.g. Nadal in IW, Ferrer today), someone who first give credits to his opponent fans, and after that greet his own fans (after Miami finals) would be a bad person? Djokovic will never tell anything bad on any player on purpose. Maybe something will sound like that when taken out of conext or because of his unperfect English. Some sentences he say have good meaning in Serbian language, but when translated directly to English it really sounds bad (mothers milk first come to mind).

p.s. Roger and Rafa fans shouldnt consider as a bad thing when some players (and Nole among them) say they believe that they can beat them, or when they think they can be as good as they are. Just think about it. If they dont believe in such things they should just throw their racquets and start doing something else in their lives ;)

p.p.s. Sorry for my bad English, it is not my first (not even my second :) ) language. Peace brothers!

I'm not a fan of Djokovic, but to me he comes across as a genuinly nice guy. He seems to be fair and has a positive attitude.

Sue
04-19-2007, 10:07 PM
:worship: David :worship:

VAMOS CHICO!

Magenta
04-20-2007, 12:05 AM
First of all I want to congratulate Ferrer on good game, he was simply better today. I am Nole fan (cause he is from my country) but I enjoyed the match anyway cause it was really good.
It is very strange to see people are talking about Djokovic's arrogance and they dont even know him. Whats most irritating is the fact that 90% of things people think that Djokovic said are clearly taken out of context so that it sounds bad. Such rummours sells well and some newspapers and websites know it very good.
Many of his quotes are missing important parts, so that it looks like he said something bad.
This last thing about "beating Nadal" is best example. Journalist asked him if he think that he can beat Nadal on clay and Djokovic said "I hope so". After that I saw many websites with headdings like "Djokovic: I will beat Nadal on clay!" or "Djokovic: I am better than Nadal on clay!". Come on...give me a break!
In AO this year Djokovic made a joke and said something like "I am taking Fed down" and then laughed out loud (together with journalists). After that you could read in all newspapers what Djokovic said, but they somehow avoided to write about this laughing part. You cant blame him for trying to be funny, can you? Please dont call him arrogant if you didnt actually see him saying something, and dont judge based on half accurate information.

Do you really think that someone who aplauds to opponent good points, someone who hugs opponent who defeated him (e.g. Nadal in IW, Ferrer today), someone who first give credits to his opponent fans, and after that greet his own fans (after Miami finals) would be a bad person? Djokovic will never tell anything bad on any player on purpose. Maybe something will sound like that when taken out of conext or because of his unperfect English. Some sentences he say have good meaning in Serbian language, but when translated directly to English it really sounds bad (mothers milk first come to mind).

p.s. Roger and Rafa fans shouldnt consider as a bad thing when some players (and Nole among them) say they believe that they can beat them, or when they think they can be as good as they are. Just think about it. If they dont believe in such things they should just throw their racquets and start doing something else in their lives ;)

p.p.s. Sorry for my bad English, it is not my first (not even my second :) ) language. Peace brothers!

Great post!

I think you have to take into consideration that a lot of these people are avid tennis fans (whereby tennis=way of life) so even a hint of drama is "good" drama.
Often quotes are taken out of context, misconstrued, grossly blown out of proportion and used as justification for hating a player.
Welcome :wavey:

P.S. your english is great!

leng jai
04-20-2007, 12:14 AM
First of all I want to congratulate Ferrer on good game, he was simply better today. I am Nole fan (cause he is from my country) but I enjoyed the match anyway cause it was really good.
It is very strange to see people are talking about Djokovic's arrogance and they dont even know him. Whats most irritating is the fact that 90% of things people think that Djokovic said are clearly taken out of context so that it sounds bad. Such rummours sells well and some newspapers and websites know it very good.
Many of his quotes are missing important parts, so that it looks like he said something bad.
This last thing about "beating Nadal" is best example. Journalist asked him if he think that he can beat Nadal on clay and Djokovic said "I hope so". After that I saw many websites with headdings like "Djokovic: I will beat Nadal on clay!" or "Djokovic: I am better than Nadal on clay!". Come on...give me a break!
In AO this year Djokovic made a joke and said something like "I am taking Fed down" and then laughed out loud (together with journalists). After that you could read in all newspapers what Djokovic said, but they somehow avoided to write about this laughing part. You cant blame him for trying to be funny, can you? Please dont call him arrogant if you didnt actually see him saying something, and dont judge based on half accurate information.

Do you really think that someone who aplauds to opponent good points, someone who hugs opponent who defeated him (e.g. Nadal in IW, Ferrer today), someone who first give credits to his opponent fans, and after that greet his own fans (after Miami finals) would be a bad person? Djokovic will never tell anything bad on any player on purpose. Maybe something will sound like that when taken out of conext or because of his unperfect English. Some sentences he say have good meaning in Serbian language, but when translated directly to English it really sounds bad (mothers milk first come to mind).

p.s. Roger and Rafa fans shouldnt consider as a bad thing when some players (and Nole among them) say they believe that they can beat them, or when they think they can be as good as they are. Just think about it. If they dont believe in such things they should just throw their racquets and start doing something else in their lives ;)

p.p.s. Sorry for my bad English, it is not my first (not even my second :) ) language. Peace brothers!

You have better english than any Rafatard I've ever had joy of speaking to.

sawan66278
04-20-2007, 01:59 AM
The above posters are right, Djokovic is not arrogant:rolleyes:

"Right now I feel like probably for the first time in my career that I am on that level, that I deserve to be one of the three best players in the world right now.".

Before you worry about Rafa, worry about the third tier players from Spain, Novak...

R.Federer
04-20-2007, 05:22 AM
A lot of young players make a great splash and then disappear or disappoint. Marcos is a prime example, he never did follow up as well after Melbourne. A young Nalbandian at Wimbledon was another one, so much promise.
So Djokovic might also be on a bit of a short, hot streak. There is no way to tell if he is going to stick around in the Top 3.

Grunge
04-20-2007, 08:45 AM
@sawan66278

What is wrong with that sentence? He said that at the moment he reached back to back masters finals, at the moment his results were second best in season. He didnt say "I am better than Nadal and Roger", he just said that he thinks his level of play was was top 3 at that moment, and his results backed him up.
I noticed from your posts that you really hate Novak for some reason, but please dont let your hate to blind you. If you knew him you would see that he is great guy. If you like some other players, I dont see a reason why you must hate Nole (or any other player).

@ema__
Thank you very much, you clarified some things to me :wavey:

Grunge
04-20-2007, 08:47 AM
A lot of young players make a great splash and then disappear or disappoint. Marcos is a prime example, he never did follow up as well after Melbourne. A young Nalbandian at Wimbledon was another one, so much promise.
So Djokovic might also be on a bit of a short, hot streak. There is no way to tell if he is going to stick around in the Top 3.

Thats true. Novak must work hardly if he wants to keep his good position he has at the moment. Only future can say if he will succeed.

ezekiel
04-20-2007, 12:09 PM
A lot of young players make a great splash and then disappear or disappoint. Marcos is a prime example, he never did follow up as well after Melbourne. A young Nalbandian at Wimbledon was another one, so much promise.
So Djokovic might also be on a bit of a short, hot streak. There is no way to tell if he is going to stick around in the Top 3.

Novak has made a steady progress for 2 years so there is nothing sudden about it
there is nothing like spreading some good old FUD ;)

Apemant
04-20-2007, 01:32 PM
Do you really think that someone who aplauds to opponent good points, someone who hugs opponent who defeated him (e.g. Nadal in IW, Ferrer today), someone who first give credits to his opponent fans, and after that greet his own fans (after Miami finals) would be a bad person? Djokovic will never tell anything bad on any player on purpose. Maybe something will sound like that when taken out of conext or because of his unperfect English. Some sentences he say have good meaning in Serbian language, but when translated directly to English it really sounds bad (mothers milk first come to mind).

Yeah I find it cute too. He always wants to hug... even in defeats. Must admit, in IW I thought it wasn't a big deal since Nadal is still above him and so it's not hard to accept a defeat by his hands. But Ferrer match kinda proves he really is able to take defeat like a man. I wonder if he will remain like that in the future or will the burden of expectations eventually change him a bit in that respect...

R.Federer
04-20-2007, 04:37 PM
Novak has made a steady progress for 2 years so there is nothing sudden about it
there is nothing like spreading some good old FUD ;)

So had Marcos Bhagdatis made very steady progress, right into the Top 10. As had Berdych. Until they stopped making progress. That's my point. No one (not even a seer like you who is perpetually predicting the future) can say that he is going to stick around in the Top 3 ;)
Might just be a short, lucky streak.