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Djoko the next Gonzo?

SheepleBuster
09-10-2007, 11:53 PM
Is Djoko the next Gonzo? Remember Gonzo and 2 set points in the first set on his own serve? Now look where he is. He barely beats top 1000 players!

Caio_Brasil
09-10-2007, 11:55 PM
No way

scarecrows
09-10-2007, 11:55 PM
date of birth

does it ring a bell?

mashamaniac
09-11-2007, 12:26 AM
as someone said above no way for that happening...but there's a slight room for him to fall out of top 10 after a while being there! he might as well choke in the way of becoming next #1...

trixtah
09-11-2007, 02:14 AM
Gonzo never won this many big titles at this age. Djokovic is still young...he's got his whole career ahead of him

ReturnWinner
09-11-2007, 02:16 AM
no no way, Fakevic will keep getting great results next year

BalkanBoy
09-11-2007, 03:04 AM
no no way, Fakevic will keep getting great results next year

Fakevic? how can you fake in tennis??? Faking an injury in tennis brings absolutely nothing to either of players. It has nothing to do with faking injuries in Football/soccer where faking injuries can change the game.

That's disrespectful. It can go to Roger Fakarer too and anybody else. In US open he could have won over Roger without asking for medical assistance.

sawan66278
09-11-2007, 03:07 AM
Though not likely...it is possible that he could go the way of Gonzo for a year or so. It happened to Boris Becker...why not him. Once fame hits the young guys who seek and love the spotlight, invariably, the fairer sex around the world jumps into the game...and distractions follow.

The fact that Sharapova was in his friend's box, shows that there MAY (not certain) but MAY be a lapse in concentration for a year or so. But, I fear, it will not be long enough for my tastes.

ReturnWinner
09-11-2007, 03:23 AM
pfff i do not want to explain this again, i will just say , yeah faking injuries in tennis brings very much
Fakevic? how can you fake in tennis??? Faking an injury in tennis brings absolutely nothing to either of players. It has nothing to do with faking injuries in Football/soccer where faking injuries can change the game.

That's disrespectful. It can go to Roger Fakarer too and anybody else. In US open he could have won over Roger without asking for medical assistance.

PamV
09-11-2007, 03:28 AM
Is Djoko the next Gonzo? Remember Gonzo and 2 set points in the first set on his own serve? Now look where he is. He barely beats top 1000 players!

You can't jump to conclusions about any player based on one match or one year.

GlennMirnyi
09-11-2007, 03:30 AM
no no way, Fakevic will keep getting great results next year

Agreed.

Fakevic? how can you fake in tennis??? Faking an injury in tennis brings absolutely nothing to either of players. It has nothing to do with faking injuries in Football/soccer where faking injuries can change the game.

That's disrespectful. It can go to Roger Fakarer too and anybody else. In US open he could have won over Roger without asking for medical assistance.

Blah blah blah. Don't like it, don't read it, fanboy. Your :bs: is disrespectful to my eyes, I'm not complaining.

PamV
09-11-2007, 03:31 AM
Though not likely...it is possible that he could go the way of Gonzo for a year or so. It happened to Boris Becker...why not him. Once fame hits the young guys who seek and love the spotlight, invariably, the fairer sex around the world jumps into the game...and distractions follow.

The fact that Sharapova was in his friend's box, shows that there MAY (not certain) but MAY be a lapse in concentration for a year or so. But, I fear, it will not be long enough for my tastes.

That kind of thing happened to Safin too. However, it didn't happen to Roger because he has Mirka :angel:

You can't prejudge and think that any player is going to be just like another. The fact that Sharapova was in Djokovic's box might also mean nothing at all.

hra87
09-11-2007, 03:42 AM
If only...

Marek.
09-11-2007, 03:46 AM
Though not likely...it is possible that he could go the way of Gonzo for a year or so. It happened to Boris Becker...why not him. Once fame hits the young guys who seek and love the spotlight, invariably, the fairer sex around the world jumps into the game...and distractions follow.

The fact that Sharapova was in his friend's box, shows that there MAY (not certain) but MAY be a lapse in concentration for a year or so. But, I fear, it will not be long enough for my tastes.

Maybe he invited Sharapova because of the imitations. :shrug:

nkhera1
09-11-2007, 04:02 AM
No because he actually has a backhand, hits his forehand, and goes for his serve. He also moves and returns better than Gonzalez. Plus he has the added advantage of being young enough that he is only going to improve from here.

GlennMirnyi
09-11-2007, 04:04 AM
Gonzalez doesn't hit his forehand. He just slices it. Isn't he like that guy Santoro? :rolleyes:

ChinoRios4Ever
09-11-2007, 04:22 AM
No way man, Djokovic is far too good...

BalkanBoy
09-11-2007, 05:01 AM
Agreed.



Blah blah blah. Don't like it, don't read it, fanboy. Your :bs: is disrespectful to my eyes, I'm not complaining.

Okay hater BS is here more suitable to Djokovic faking injuries than my explanation. Djokovic is really on his way to the best player ever if his haters can only find "faking injuries" as its bad side which is far from reality anyway.

You fell to such a low level.

Marek.
09-11-2007, 05:04 AM
Okay hater BS is here more suitable to Djokovic faking injuries than my explanation. Djokovic is really on his way to the best player ever if his haters can only find "faking injuries" as its bad side which is far from reality anyway.

You fell to such a low level.

ezekiel, if you're going to make a double account at least change the country flag. :D

UncleZeke
09-11-2007, 05:08 AM
No. Djokovic is the real deal.

dylan24
09-11-2007, 08:45 PM
novak has a brain
gonzo doesn't
big difference

Sunset of Age
09-11-2007, 08:48 PM
Though not likely...it is possible that he could go the way of Gonzo for a year or so. It happened to Boris Becker...why not him. Once fame hits the young guys who seek and love the spotlight, invariably, the fairer sex around the world jumps into the game...and distractions follow.

It's a good thing that this apparently doesn't seem to be the case with EVERY player (fill in the appropriate names by yourselves :angel:).

The fact that Sharapova was in his friend's box, shows that there MAY (not certain) but MAY be a lapse in concentration for a year or so. But, I fear, it will not be long enough for my tastes.

:lol: :yeah:

l_mac
09-11-2007, 08:53 PM
He's better than Gonzo, but I don't think he's as good as Safin and I think he might have the same "concentration" problems that affect the big guy. Correct me if I'm wrong, but there was a certain amount of hoopla about Safin when he broke through at the USO - wasn't he the same age then as Nole is now? Who'd have thought Safin's career would have been as (relatively with respect to expectation) unsuccessful as it has been. You never know.

*crosses fingers*

natasha_nana
09-11-2007, 08:59 PM
He's better than Gonzo, but I don't think he's as good as Safin and I think he might have the same "concentration" problems that affect the big guy. Correct me if I'm wrong, but there was a certain amount of hoopla about Safin when he broke through at the USO - wasn't he the same age then as Nole is now? Who'd have thought Safin's career would have been as (relatively with respect to expectation) unsuccessful as it has been. You never know.

*crosses fingers*

yeah i remember that hoopla alright.

sigh...

but that hoopla was somehow much more justified IMO...safin was outrageously talented (yes more so than djokovic at the same age IMO) and he WON the USO beating the best of the time...unlike Nole who instead got beaten by the best.


But I agree - Nole should not suffer the same fate as Gonzo...which doesnt of course mean he won't.

RagingLamb
09-11-2007, 09:02 PM
i don't see any real comparisons between the two in terms of how they are and how they play.

l_mac
09-11-2007, 09:07 PM
but that hoopla was somehow much more justified IMO...safin was outrageously talented (yes more so than djokovic at the same age IMO) and he WON the USO beating the best of the time...unlike Nole who instead got beaten by the best.

I agree that Safin's hype was more justified. I don't like Nole, and I don't rate his game as highly as everyone else seems to.

But I agree - Nole should not suffer the same fate as Gonzo...which doesnt of course mean he won't.

You don't agree with me then :lol: I very much hope he does suffer the same fate as Gonzo, though I know it's unlikely because he's a far more consistent player. I raised the Safin comparison because Nole's rise to stardom reminds me more of Marat than Gonzo.

optimism
09-11-2007, 09:08 PM
ezekiel, if you're going to make a double account at least change the country flag. :D

I was thinking about the same thing :)

rofe
09-11-2007, 09:21 PM
I agree that Safin's hype was more justified. I don't like Nole, and I don't rate his game as highly as everyone else seems to.

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You don't agree with me then :lol: I very much hope he does suffer the same fate as Gonzo, though I know it's unlikely because he's a far more consistent player. I raised the Safin comparison because Nole's rise to stardom reminds me more of Marat than Gonzo.

Yeah but Safin readily admits that he was not ready to embrace success. I doubt Novak has problems doing that. If anything, he doesn't just embrace success, he squeezes it for what it is worth. :p

l_mac
09-11-2007, 09:24 PM
Yeah but Safin readily admits that he was not ready to embrace success. I doubt Novak has problems doing that. If anything, he doesn't just embrace success, he squeezes it for what it is worth. :p


:lol:

Hopefully that will be part of his problem. It's hard to play tennis with your head so far up your own arse.

natasha_nana
09-11-2007, 09:29 PM
:lol:

Hopefully that will be part of his problem. It's hard to play tennis with your head so far up your own arse.

:haha:

good one!

jasmin
09-11-2007, 09:32 PM
I don't think so but it is hard to say. Gonzo as playing out of his mind kind of tennis at AO and then it was over.

brandon85
09-11-2007, 10:13 PM
he will bounce right back. i bet he will win the aussie! :)

Farenhajt
09-11-2007, 10:30 PM
I very much hope he does suffer the same fate as Gonzo...

Boy, are you in for regular heavy doses of antidepressants starting next year :lol:

Andi-M
09-11-2007, 10:33 PM
he will bounce right back. i bet he will win the aussie! :)

Agree.

l_mac
09-11-2007, 10:38 PM
Boy, are you in for some heavy antidepressant doses starting next year :lol:


Ah, don't worry about me. As I said, it's more in hope than expectation. :lol: If Nole has another stellar year and wins a slam or two along the way then too good. I managed through the Sampras years, I'll manage through The Age of Novak. ;)

Farenhajt
09-11-2007, 11:00 PM
You really had been suffering Sampras's rule? Now I don't think there's many of your soulmates around here... or I just don't notice them. Interesting though.

decrepitude
09-12-2007, 12:05 AM
You really had been suffering Sampras's rule? Now I don't think there's many of your soulmates around here... or I just don't notice them. Interesting though.

There is one soulmate right here. In fact it was when he beat Sampras (hooray!!) that I started to follow Federer. Sampras years very nearly put me off tennis for life, but I hung on. . .

dmit424
09-12-2007, 12:25 AM
That's just one little piece of info that you brought into this incompatible comparison. Gonzo plays a game with no strategy, like a James Blake, and even though this aspect has approved with coaching, it is obvious that it hasn't been nurtured in Gonzo at a younger age and thus he still has to always think about making the right play, where as Djokovic reacts with the right one.

Djokovic is a very self-assured guy. I think he is on his way to at least 6 Slams. This is just my opinion, but I think he will surpass Nadal as Fed's main challenger in all Slams but the French. In fact, starting next year, I think Djoko has a good chance to win more hardcourt Slams than Roger. Djokovic will win a Wimbledon or two as well. At the French, it will always be Nadal's to lose.

ChinoRios4Ever
09-12-2007, 12:40 AM
novak has a brain
gonzo doesn't
big difference

sadly... i have to agree :o

rosamunda
09-12-2007, 06:51 AM
There is one soulmate right here. In fact it was when he beat Sampras (hooray!!) that I started to follow Federer. Sampras years very nearly put me off tennis for life, but I hung on. . .

What he said.

jcempire
09-12-2007, 08:13 AM
Is Djoko the next Gonzo? Remember Gonzo and 2 set points in the first set on his own serve? Now look where he is. He barely beats top 1000 players!



You Joking >>???????

NO WAY. Djok is way better than Gonzo. Much Much Much MORE. I told he will make it to No 1 very very very soon

jcempire
09-12-2007, 08:15 AM
he will bounce right back. i bet he will win the aussie! :)

I strongly agree. If he got a expenience of GS Final, He will win it for 100000% sure.

He is little better than Roger at this time. Sounds' not kidding me. I'm very serious. Most serious to tell that what I saw.

tennisrocks123
09-12-2007, 11:06 AM
gonzo went away in a hurry

vincayou
09-12-2007, 11:17 AM
He will bounce back. A lot of bouncing to come actually.

Mateya
09-12-2007, 11:23 AM
Is Djoko the next Gonzo? Remember Gonzo and 2 set points in the first set on his own serve? Now look where he is. He barely beats top 1000 players!

:retard: logic

VolandriFan
09-12-2007, 11:59 AM
Well, Gonzo reached a final after that, so it's not like he went downhill consistently. :lol:

No actually, he's trashing Capdeville right now, so it should only be a matter of time before he's in slam finals again :)

Kolya
09-12-2007, 12:22 PM
No, Nole is a different class from Gonzo.

l_mac
09-12-2007, 02:35 PM
I strongly agree. If he got a expenience of GS Final, He will win it for 100000% sure.

He is little better than Roger at this time. Sounds' not kidding me. I'm very serious. Most serious to tell that what I saw.


:haha: