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Nole at the MADRID Masters Thread!

MilanDokic
10-14-2007, 03:43 PM
Novak's part of the draw:

(6)BLAKE, James USA vs BYE
ANCIC, Mario CRO vs QUALIFIER
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vs FISH, Mardy USA
(10)GASQUET, Richard FRA vs BYE

(14)MOYA, Carlos ESP vs BYE
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP vs QUALIFIER
(WC)MONTANES, Albert ESP vs VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
(3)DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB vs BYE

(8)ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs BYE
(WC)DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG vs STARACE, Potito ITA
CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA vs NALBANDIAN, David ARG
(9)BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs BYE

(15)CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs BYE
STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs MURRAY, Andy GBR
BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP vs QUALIFIER
(2)NADAL, Rafael ESP BYE

jitterbug
10-14-2007, 03:47 PM
He can beat Bye :rocker: :p


Ajmo Nole!

Anne-Claire
10-14-2007, 03:50 PM
Buena suerte Nole :rocker2:

PennyThePenguin
10-14-2007, 03:57 PM
poor bye's back to be bullied.

Lee
10-14-2007, 05:49 PM
:eek: All Spaniards in his part of draw. At least there's no Spaniard in qualifiers. :tape:

Falla is the qualifier. Nole can practise his Spanish. :lol:

Scotso
10-14-2007, 07:05 PM
Not a bad draw.

good luck Nole :D

silverwhite
10-14-2007, 09:10 PM
Not a bad draw.

good luck Nole :D

You think so? Verdasco and Moya could be tricky. :unsure:

Suzi
10-14-2007, 09:41 PM
Good Luck Nole!! we have faith in u!! :)

belco
10-15-2007, 05:29 AM
1st round vs bye :eek: :eek: Dammit its gonna be a hard match :sobbing:

jitterbug
10-15-2007, 05:32 AM
1st round vs bye :eek: :eek: Dammit its gonna be a hard match :sobbing:

Bye makes it into the main draw of all the Masters Series.. I'd say he's GOAT material :shrug:

MaryX
10-15-2007, 11:24 AM
Bye makes it into the main draw of all the Masters Series.. I'd say he's GOAT material :shrug:

But he never gets to the second round...:shrug:

PennyThePenguin
10-15-2007, 12:46 PM
but he picks up so many points just by losing in the first round every year!

MaryX
10-15-2007, 01:15 PM
And may be he deliberately loses for the money!

jitterbug
10-15-2007, 01:48 PM
Bye = match-fixing choker :armed: :fiery:

MaryX
10-15-2007, 03:28 PM
Bye = match-fixing choker :armed: :fiery:

I just hope he didn't bet to win over Djokovic-it could be tricky...:(

Jadranka
10-15-2007, 04:53 PM
Ajdeee Nole :rocker2:

savesthedizzle
10-17-2007, 05:11 PM
He's scaring me so far.... :unsure: I'm not sure what kind of result I'll come home to..

MosquitoBitten
10-17-2007, 07:12 PM
Gutty match for Nole! Maybe he and Verdasco can compare books - "Seven Set Points" to "Ten Break Points." :lol: Another Spaniard, Ferrero, awaits Nole in the third round.

Did anyone see when Nole hit the model ballgirl in the head? :eek: I stepped away from the TV for a second, and when I came back they were just showing the replay of Nole's and Nando's reactions when it hit her. She was okay - I think it knocked her hat off.

neznana
10-17-2007, 07:20 PM
Did anyone see when Nole hit the model ballgirl in the head? :eek: I stepped away from the TV for a second, and when I came back they were just showing the replay of Nole's and Nando's reactions when it hit her. She was okay - I think it knocked her hat off.


bah i really want to see this moment:)
so if anyone have plis just post it
tnks

profe
10-17-2007, 08:36 PM
Gutty match for Nole! Maybe he and Verdasco can compare books - "Seven Set Points" to "Ten Break Points." :lol: Another Spaniard, Ferrero, awaits Nole in the third round.

Did anyone see when Nole hit the model ballgirl in the head? :eek: I stepped away from the TV for a second, and when I came back they were just showing the replay of Nole's and Nando's reactions when it hit her. She was okay - I think it knocked her hat off.
are you in the u.s.? if so, where are you watching the matches? didn't know they were on tv here.
thx.

adynadal
10-17-2007, 10:02 PM
it was really cute coz Nole held his head in disbelief to what he had done and then went to the girl and hugged her to make sure that she was alright...:D

savesthedizzle
10-17-2007, 10:11 PM
are you in the u.s.? if so, where are you watching the matches? didn't know they were on tv here.
thx.

Tennis Channel has great coverage of all the Masters :D

kirkicica
10-17-2007, 10:11 PM
okay, now this was a hard match to watch.
Glad he did it :dance:

and of course I was watching only the first set :rolleyes: Once I turned the TV off he started wining. Stupid superstition :mad:

savesthedizzle
10-17-2007, 10:12 PM
Well once I left for work apparently he started winning as well :lol:

Scotso
10-17-2007, 10:52 PM
I saw it on TV. :D Tennis Channel :worship:

It was pretty entertaining, a lot of big shots. Even after Nole lost the first set, I didn't feel he'd lose. Verdasco just doesn't have the nerves to be a top player, sadly.

I don't like that Nole gets so pissy about missing shots and stuff lately. He used to just laugh and shake things like that off. I mean, it doesn't seem to affect him a lot, I just don't like seeing it. He's be better off to calm down more. I guess now that he's top 3 in the world he just expects perfection from himself.

jitterbug
10-17-2007, 10:59 PM
it was really cute coz Nole held his head in disbelief to what he had done and then went to the girl and hugged her to make sure that she was alright...:D

He was just looking for an excuse, wasn't he? :devil: :p

Ajmo Nole! :dance:

silverwhite
10-18-2007, 02:47 AM
Sloppy play in the first set but he managed to pick it up. He needs to step it up in the next match though. :unsure:

AnitaOlea
10-18-2007, 04:23 AM
he hugged her? aww I want to see that, does anybody has a link to the video?
he could hit me any time he wants if he hugs me then xD

AnitaOlea
10-18-2007, 04:25 AM
I saw it on TV. :D Tennis Channel :worship:

It was pretty entertaining, a lot of big shots. Even after Nole lost the first set, I didn't feel he'd lose. Verdasco just doesn't have the nerves to be a top player, sadly.

I don't like that Nole gets so pissy about missing shots and stuff lately. He used to just laugh and shake things like that off. I mean, it doesn't seem to affect him a lot, I just don't like seeing it. He's be better off to calm down more. I guess now that he's top 3 in the world he just expects perfection from himself.

yep, I've also seen that change in him and I don't like it :o

Sleepwalker64
10-18-2007, 12:24 PM
http://www.blic.co.yu/_customfiles/Image/slike/2007/oktobar/18/sport/djokovic.jpg

MaryX
10-18-2007, 12:29 PM
I am too big to run away from work, so I am looking to the live score :(...Is Nole playing well?

savesthedizzle
10-18-2007, 12:33 PM
Nole is playing good :) His groundstrokes look good, at least they have since I woke up ;)

But this game is driving me nuts. He's had so many break chances!

neznana
10-18-2007, 12:36 PM
http://www.blic.co.yu/_customfiles/Image/slike/2007/oktobar/18/sport/djokovic.jpg


VIDEO OF THIS! PORFAVOR!!!:worship: :worship: :worship:
tnks:wavey:

savesthedizzle
10-18-2007, 12:38 PM
Uh oh, this game looked like an easy hold and now it's deuce.

Lee
10-18-2007, 12:43 PM
Nole is playing good :) His groundstrokes look good, at least they have since I woke up ;)

But this game is driving me nuts. He's had so many break chances!

5 bps :banghead:

And of course, after missing all those chances, he was broken :smash:

MaryX
10-18-2007, 12:45 PM
And now break! :(
That's my fault...

savesthedizzle
10-18-2007, 12:46 PM
Nole :armed:

Oh well... it's only one break, he will certainly have more chances. Why does he have to play all these Spaniards? First Verdasco, now Ferrero :lol:

Lee
10-18-2007, 12:51 PM
Nole :armed:

Oh well... it's only one break, he will certainly have more chances. Why does he have to play all these Spaniards? First Verdasco, now Ferrero :lol:


There are 9 Spaniards in the main draw and 4 are in Noles like 1/8. :tape:

MaryX
10-18-2007, 12:52 PM
Nole :armed:

Oh well... it's only one break, he will certainly have more chances. Why does he have to play all these Spaniards? First Verdasco, now Ferrero :lol:

All Serbs are well informed, so I'll tell you:it's a conspiracy!!!:lol:

I am kidding, but it is a bit strange...

Herdwick
10-18-2007, 01:07 PM
Not looking good - 2-5 2nd set. He's wheezing too....

savesthedizzle
10-18-2007, 01:09 PM
ARghhhhh he fell apart that set. He's a fighter though.. but Ferrero is playing very well. Ferrero hasn't played this well for a while really.

MaryX
10-18-2007, 01:16 PM
He tanked the set- he often does that when he thinks his chances for rebreak are low.
But, many players give their best playing against Nole...
Has he just got a break :eek:?!

savesthedizzle
10-18-2007, 01:17 PM
He got the early break in the third, thank goodness.

Nice forehand there... his forehand had been giving him problems... but finally a nice one down the line. :)

MaryX
10-18-2007, 01:18 PM
Thanks for informing ! :)

Herdwick
10-18-2007, 01:25 PM
2-1 now final set with a break - he's looking mentally tougher than Ferrero but still sounds tired and out of breath...

MaryX
10-18-2007, 01:43 PM
That Vienna was not needed :(. AT ALL!

Just hold on two more games!

savesthedizzle
10-18-2007, 01:58 PM
He won, thank goodness :)

Herdwick
10-18-2007, 02:01 PM
Yes!!!

So impressed. Didn't play at all at his best; forehand highly unreliable, serve less than 60% but he is mentally so tough and plays better just when it's needed. Beginning to remind me of Federer in that way...

Sleepwalker64
10-18-2007, 02:13 PM
Next Spaniard please:worship: :worship:

It must be painful to watch...but for me this is something new: playing bad and winning...that's a new quality for me. There's just two more guys left for "testing" - Blake and Davydanko...that I don't have a clew how Novak's going to respond...and on what level compare to him they are.

If I'm right...last year he lost in QF? I don't expect him to win here...but semi's look acceptable.
He IS really a Hercules in mental department:worship:

profe
10-18-2007, 02:19 PM
VIDEO OF THIS! PORFAVOR!!!:worship: :worship: :worship:
tnks:wavey:
Si por favor! Por Dios!!!! Oh to be a ballgirl...

and Scotso: damned Cablevision doesn't carry the Tennis Channel. And so begins my letterd-writing campaign. Silly NYC cable.

Herdwick
10-18-2007, 02:33 PM
Next Spaniard please:worship: :worship:

It must be painful to watch...but for me this is something new: playing bad and winning...that's a new quality for me. There's just two more guys left for "testing" - Blake and Davydanko...that I don't have a clew how Novak's going to respond...and on what level compare to him they are.

If I'm right...last year he lost in QF? I don't expect him to win here...but semi's look acceptable.
He IS really a Hercules in mental department:worship:

Neither yesterday nor today were exactly comfortable viewing certainly, but you still have confidence that he will win.

This week's title is Federer's on the basis of his current form - he's destroying Canas at present and is obviously in the mood to make a statement - but am still hopeful of Nole in the final. Taking out Nadal in the semis (probably) in Madrid would be such a great achievement and Nadal cannot be match tight.

amdany
10-18-2007, 02:34 PM
Congrats Nole

jitterbug
10-18-2007, 03:00 PM
So it will be Nole vs Mario in the quarterfinals tomorrow :devil: somebody prick me with a pitchfork.

Okonsky
10-18-2007, 03:09 PM
NoX-Ancic in QF!

Ancic def. Mathieu 20 (6-4, 6-3)

Hmmm, two hadnsome men in one match. Too much...

MaryX
10-18-2007, 03:23 PM
I think this one is Mario's- I hope I am wrong, but Novak has just successed to defend his points here and may be he would like to rest and then get some points in Paris (he doesn't defend much there if I am right?).At the same time, he'll do it for a friend?!It is possible.:scratch:

But, then again, Novak likes to play competively when he has bad h2h record...:shrug:

savesthedizzle
10-18-2007, 03:24 PM
So it will be Nole vs Mario in the quarterfinals tomorrow :devil: somebody prick me with a pitchfork.

NoX-Ancic in QF!

Ancic def. Mathieu 20 (6-4, 6-3)

Hmmm, two hadnsome men in one match. Too much...

:hearts: Yes it will be too much :hearts:

I'm afraid Mario might be too much. Mario's serve is consistent and Novak's has not been at all.... it's a little scary :scared:

jitterbug
10-18-2007, 03:40 PM
Some people on here will hate me for saying this but since Nole has already qualified for TMC... :sobbing: :sobbing:

Ajmo, boys!

Jelena_78
10-18-2007, 05:31 PM
Some people on here will hate me for saying this but since Nole has already qualified for TMC... :sobbing: :sobbing:

Ajmo, boys!

:lol: :hug:

:secret: I guess we all love Nole and Mario

Okonsky
10-18-2007, 05:33 PM
I think this one is Mario's- I hope I am wrong, but Novak has just successed to defend his points here and may be he would like to rest and then get some points in Paris (he doesn't defend much there if I am right?).At the same time, he'll do it for a friend?!It is possible.:scratch:

But, then again, Novak likes to play competively when he has bad h2h record...:shrug:

Well, maybe you're right. I think you've got a point. Novak is tired, don't need more points, Paris is more imortant now, cause of points......but still, Novak is Novak, we'll never know what's in his mind. Hungry for victories all the time...

Don't know, really.

Jadranka
10-18-2007, 06:14 PM
Nah, not against Mario :lol: (ajmo marioooo :o)

MaryX
10-18-2007, 06:31 PM
Some people on here will hate me for saying this but since Nole has already qualified for TMC... :sobbing: :sobbing:

Ajmo, boys!

No, I don't hate you at all!:smooch:

Well, maybe you're right. I think you've got a point. Novak is tired, don't need more points, Paris is more imortant now, cause of points......but still, Novak is Novak, we'll never know what's in his mind. Hungry for victories all the time...

Don't know, really.

Yes, he hates to lose (and we hate it:devil: :devil:) and he has that hidden energy most of time, but if he is realy tired he should rest and leave it to Mario.I don't want him to end up like Nadal or Muray this year.:shrug:

But anyway, The Fourth Balcan War is about to begin!:worship: :bounce:

Scotso
10-18-2007, 06:53 PM
Si por favor! Por Dios!!!! Oh to be a ballgirl...

and Scotso: damned Cablevision doesn't carry the Tennis Channel. And so begins my letterd-writing campaign. Silly NYC cable.

I switched to satellite (Dish Network) mostly just so I could get the Tennis Channel. But the DVRs and the fact that my cable company was the most incompetent and evil thing in the world helped.

Scotso
10-18-2007, 06:55 PM
Nole didn't play that well today, but I was up since I can't sleep and watched it all on TV again, which is nice I suppose. He shouldn't have lost that set.

Some people on here will hate me for saying this but since Nole has already qualified for TMC... :sobbing: :sobbing:

Ajmo, boys!

Some people on here will hate me for saying this, but I hope Nole spanks him 6-0 6-0. :p

Okonsky
10-18-2007, 07:35 PM
I switched to satellite (Dish Network) mostly just so I could get the Tennis Channel. But the DVRs and the fact that my cable company was the most incompetent and evil thing in the world helped.

So am I (Hungary Sportklub). All matches ahe there:worship: And now I can watch and looooooook Mario & NoX tomorrow till I die of so much beautiful men:angel:

Okonsky
10-18-2007, 07:38 PM
Nole didn't play that well today, but I was up since I can't sleep and watched it all on TV again, which is nice I suppose. He shouldn't have lost that set.



Some people on here will hate me for saying this, but I hope Nole spanks him 6-0 6-0. :p


Hmmmm, I wish...to spank, you know:couple:

profe
10-18-2007, 07:46 PM
I switched to satellite (Dish Network) mostly just so I could get the Tennis Channel. But the DVRs and the fact that my cable company was the most incompetent and evil thing in the world helped.
wish i had the money for dish. but the life of a college prof is austere. by necessity (not choice!)

Scotso
10-18-2007, 09:57 PM
It's not expensive, it's actually cheaper than our digital cable was.

MaryX
10-18-2007, 10:16 PM
Nole didn't play that well today, but I was up since I can't sleep and watched it all on TV again, which is nice I suppose. He shouldn't have lost that set.



Some people on here will hate me for saying this, but I hope Nole spanks him 6-0 6-0. :p

I won't hate you at all-that could even be one of my dreams this night:).:wavey:

jitterbug
10-18-2007, 11:00 PM
I wouldn't mind doing the spanking myself :angel:

jitterbug
10-18-2007, 11:23 PM
I'm on the organising committee for some event thing that's scheduled for tonight :armed: :fiery: so I would possibly miss Nole vs Mario :sobbing: is there anybody who has an AMS TV subscription and could record it for me, please? :awww:

MosquitoBitten
10-19-2007, 04:44 AM
Ah, there will be so much pretty on the court tomorrow. :D :drool: I'd love to see another Nole-Rafa semi, but I feel so bad for Mario after all he's gone through.

Okonsky
10-19-2007, 07:10 AM
Here is solution in future - Novak & Mario dubl.......my personal drama:)

jitterbug
10-19-2007, 07:41 AM
.. but I want a Gulbis-Ancic vs Nole-Marko doubles match :awww:

MaryX
10-19-2007, 08:48 AM
Here is solution in future - Novak & Mario dubl.......my personal drama:)

Novak wanted them to play doubles together, but Mario refused it, saying that he always plays with Ljubo.:sad: I suppose he didn't want to cause troubles for himself in Croatia :shrug:

.. but I want a Gulbis-Ancic vs Nole-Marko doubles match :awww:

Yes, but Mario-Gulbis would destroy Marko-Nole...:o

jitterbug
10-19-2007, 08:56 AM
Novak wanted them to play doubles together, but Mario refused it, saying that he always plays with Ljubo.:sad: I suppose he didn't want to cause troubles for himself in Croatia :shrug:

But the Croats wouldn't mind, surely? :shrug:

Novak Dj
10-19-2007, 09:57 AM
Good luck Nole today!

silverwhite
10-19-2007, 10:50 AM
Tough match coming up. I hope he has enough gas left in the tank. :unsure:

MaryX
10-19-2007, 11:39 AM
But the Croats wouldn't mind, surely? :shrug:

Some extremistic groups might, especially in Dalmacia(part of Croatia), where he is from I think.

Don't get me wrong, there are that kind of groups in Serbia too, and on the other hand, Novak has his fans in Croatia (I have an impression he is not unpopular there generally ) .

jitterbug
10-19-2007, 02:27 PM
He could barely chase the balls around :sobbing:

Lee
10-19-2007, 02:45 PM
He could barely chase the balls around :sobbing:

Who?

Lee
10-19-2007, 02:46 PM
Anyone watching the match? It seems Mario melt down after not converting any of the 6 bps and Nole is up 2 breaks in 2nd set. :awww:

Lee
10-19-2007, 03:15 PM
Nole won :woohoo:

Jelena_78
10-19-2007, 03:48 PM
Nole :worship: :clap2:

Novak Dj
10-19-2007, 03:51 PM
Great win for Nole, good luck in SF against Na... (David leads 5:1 against Rafa at the moment so we`ll see).

silverwhite
10-19-2007, 03:52 PM
:woohoo:

I think he has a good shot tomorrow if fatigue isn't a factor. :D

Okonsky
10-19-2007, 04:08 PM
I like Mario but lalalalala......

Okonsky
10-19-2007, 04:10 PM
Btw, what's goin' on with Rafa? David's play isn't so good.

Lee
10-19-2007, 04:10 PM
:eek: Nalby is destroying Nadal right now.

It will be a very interesting match between Nole and Nalby.

Okonsky
10-19-2007, 04:20 PM
:eek: Nalby is destroying Nadal right now.

It will be a very interesting match between Nole and Nalby.

Yep but....this is the whorst nadal game I've ever seen. Something is bothered him.

kirkicica
10-19-2007, 04:20 PM
Nole :bigclap:
I like this score :D Since I like Mario too, I wouldn't want him to get a spanking or to lose with a close result. This one is just fine :)
great tournament for Mario he needed a couple of good wins, hope he'll continue this way.

umm, what is it with nalbandian, he's playing like a mad man :eek:

Okonsky
10-19-2007, 04:28 PM
Nole :bigclap:
I like this score :D Since I like Mario too, I wouldn't want him to get a spanking or to lose with a close result. This one is just fine :)
great tournament for Mario he needed a couple of good wins, hope he'll continue this way.

umm, what is it with nalbandian, he's playing like a mad man :eek:

I don't think so. David plays just regulary:D. Nadal isn't home.

kirkicica
10-19-2007, 04:30 PM
I don't think so. David plays just regulary:D. Nadal isn't home.
I'm not watching the game, but some points I saw in the first set were :eek:, thats why I asked.

Okonsky
10-19-2007, 04:33 PM
I'm not watching the game, but some points I saw in the first set were :eek:, thats why I asked.

Now you've got the point. You......:angel:

kirkicica
10-19-2007, 04:35 PM
Now you got the point. You......:angel:

;) but i prefer :devil:

Okonsky
10-19-2007, 04:42 PM
;) but i prefer :devil:

'Vraze' or 'you...devil';)

Jelena_78
10-19-2007, 04:56 PM
Nalbi:eek: If he plays tomorrow like he did today,than Nole watch out:unsure: :scared:

I just hope his leg is ok. :hug:

kirkicica
10-19-2007, 04:58 PM
'Vraze' or 'you...devil';)
yup, thats me in a nutshell :p

PennyThePenguin
10-19-2007, 05:01 PM
:woohoo: nole!!!

Okonsky
10-19-2007, 05:12 PM
:woohoo: nole!!!

In finale with Gonzo:rolleyes:


eh....

Lee
10-19-2007, 05:24 PM
Nalbi:eek: If he plays tomorrow like he did today,than Nole watch out:unsure: :scared:

I just hope his leg is ok. :hug:

Of course Nole is OK, you know all his injuries are fakes ;) :angel:

Okonsky
10-19-2007, 05:40 PM
Of course Nole is OK, you know all his injuries are fakes ;) :angel:

Yeah. My God, how many haters...I can't believe....

MaryX
10-19-2007, 06:01 PM
Well done!!!Everything is fine, I am not afraid of Nalby, once Nole starts to win over somebody (don't counting Federer), he does it regulary ;)...

And finally, I can watch Nole tomorrow!!!

Lee
10-19-2007, 06:02 PM
Haters are always here in MTF. The best way is to ignore them. Without any response, they cannot keep repeating the same posts again and again in a thread.

Okonsky
10-19-2007, 06:14 PM
OK, but I don't hate anyone. So, I don't & won't understand. No response any more, thx.

kirkicica
10-19-2007, 06:20 PM
OK, but I don't hate anyone. So, I don't & won't understand. No response any more, thx.
I don't understand them either, and I think it's a good thing ;) I would be seriously concerned if I understood haters.

savesthedizzle
10-19-2007, 09:19 PM
I would check all of us into an institution if we could understand the haters ;)

AnitaOlea
10-20-2007, 05:28 AM
¬¬ I wanted the final with gonzalez... =( I can't believe he lost... Hope he does well with nalby =)

NikolaBGD
10-20-2007, 09:39 AM
Nole have soo much haters on General messages:(

They constantly repeat same thing-ball bouncing, fake medical, less talent, parents...

A hundred times repeat lie becomes truth!

Many people read that, and start to hate him, that's not good for his career!

Ok, we may say-that is usual for tennis stars, but I think his fans must find a way to shut them up!

Björki
10-20-2007, 09:46 AM
good luck today :bounce:

adynadal
10-20-2007, 11:09 AM
Nole have soo much haters on General messages:(

They constantly repeat same thing-ball bouncing, fake medical, less talent, parents...

A hundred times repeat lie becomes truth!

Many people read that, and start to hate him, that's not good for his career!

Ok, we may say-that is usual for tennis stars, but I think his fans must find a way to shut them up!

i have tried more than once but believe me...it`s hard when you are a girl whose parents have educated to be respectful to every other person,to try to change the minds of over 20 brainwashed boys whose only goal for the day is not to make theirselves feel better but to make the others feel worse...people who live only to hate and neither know nor want to love something or somebody are pretty hard to communicate with...in fact it`s quite depressing and it can take all your patience and energy:sad: !!!

Okonsky
10-20-2007, 12:02 PM
¬¬ I wanted the final with gonzalez... =( I can't believe he lost... Hope he does well with nalby =)

Well, 3-0 for Kiefer. It meens something. I wanted Gonzo too but...

Okonsky
10-20-2007, 12:06 PM
Nole have soo much haters on General messages:(

They constantly repeat same thing-ball bouncing, fake medical, less talent, parents...

A hundred times repeat lie becomes truth!




No, no Nikola. There is three or four of them. Hate is rough bizz, mentally :). Glenn & Co. will disapear very soon

Sherry Duan
10-20-2007, 01:43 PM
When someone becomes famous,there maybe some negative messages about him.We cant'n prevent other people from denigrating him ,but I believe all the falsity will disappear as the time passing by.So don't be angry .We all will believe in Nole and support him.That's enough.

jitterbug
10-20-2007, 02:22 PM
Nole :awww:

D Nalbandian (ARG) def N Djokovic (SRB) 6-4 7-6(4)

PennyThePenguin
10-20-2007, 02:25 PM
ah :awww:

kirkicica
10-20-2007, 02:34 PM
I'm not really sad about this loss, don't know why. He seemed like he desperately needs rest, go and have a long rest Nole.

Then get back ready for Paris and TMC :devil:

:hatoff: to Nalby, glad to see him back.

savesthedizzle
10-20-2007, 02:42 PM
I kind of feel the same way.. I mean this tournament never felt like it was supposed to be his. He's been struggling all along, and has looked tired, and I want him to gain points in Paris :D

And now maybe Nalbandian will beat Federer :D

neenah
10-20-2007, 02:46 PM
I wanted a Nole/Fed final. :(

Rest well, Nole. :)

Sherry Duan
10-20-2007, 02:52 PM
:sad: :sad:
Nole lost,feel sad.I hope he will be final,but ...

amdany
10-20-2007, 03:09 PM
I'm not really sad about this loss, don't know why. He seemed like he desperately needs rest, go and have a long rest Nole.

Then get back ready for Paris and TMC :devil:

:hatoff: to Nalby, glad to see him back.

ditto

MaryX
10-20-2007, 03:10 PM
Nole have soo much haters on General messages:(

They constantly repeat same thing-ball bouncing, fake medical, less talent, parents...

A hundred times repeat lie becomes truth!

Many people read that, and start to hate him, that's not good for his career!Ok, we may say-that is usual for tennis stars, but I think his fans must find a way to shut them up!

That's my strong opinion, too!I don't think we should see this part of MTF as some kind of asylum, cause Novak needs some help and ignoring haters is not the way for solving it.

Novak is from a small and not so popular country and you can get an impression that just "blind Serbs" on GM are routing for him, so this starts to look like a sort of national collective blindness and other neutral people become distrustful.

I think we shouldn't avoid GM, we should go there and do the best either of us can (hatred towards other players or posters is not the best solution, but some irony, humour and intelligent responses could be helpfull).

But, that's just my opinion.:shrug:

I'm not really sad about this loss, don't know why. He seemed like he desperately needs rest, go and have a long rest Nole.

Then get back ready for Paris and TMC :devil:

:hatoff: to Nalby, glad to see him back.

I am not very sad too, with this form of his he would of lost in tomorrow's match very badly!

Very good performance from David!

savesthedizzle
10-20-2007, 03:15 PM
That's my strong opinion, too!I don't think we should see this part of MTF as some kind of asylum, cause Novak needs some help and ignoring haters is not the way for solving it.

Novak is from a small and not so popular country and you can get an impression that just "blind Serbs" on GM are routing for him, so this starts to look like a sort of national collective blindness and other neutral people become distrustful.

I think we shouldn't avoid GM, we should go there and do the best either of us can (hatred towards other players or posters is not the best solution, but some irony, humour and intelligent responses could be helpfull).

But, that's just my opinion.:shrug:



I am not very sad too, with this form of his he would of lost in tomorrow's match very badly!

Very good performance from David!

No, we HAVE to see this part of the forum as an asylum because no where else on MTF can you be a fan in PEACE. I do NOT want fights brought in here. I do NOT want haters following us in here and causing trouble in HERE. That's all.

However I think it's almost a lost cause in GM because some of the people who have been "defending" Novak in the past and are filled with hate themselves have given us all a bad name.

neenah
10-20-2007, 03:31 PM
However I think it's almost a lost cause in GM because some of the people who have been "defending" Novak in the past and are filled with hate themselves have given us all a bad name.

True. But GM is such a gathering of generalizations and false accusations and hate that it almost doesn't matter what they say. That's not to say what haters say isn't bad, because it's awful.

savesthedizzle
10-20-2007, 03:33 PM
The way I'm going I might get myself banned from my opinions in the moderator forum.. let's just say things aren't going well. But I'm trying to fight for you guys :( Really I'm trying. :sad:

PennyThePenguin
10-20-2007, 03:33 PM
The way I'm going I might get myself banned from my opinions in the moderator forum..

No you won't.

savesthedizzle
10-20-2007, 03:38 PM
No you won't.

They are now putting words into my mouth because I am the only one who apparently feels the way I do.

Yes every player has haters, I know that. And it should be allowed, but GM should not be a "circus of hate". That's exactly what it is.

MaryX
10-20-2007, 03:39 PM
We are not the same, some people are full of hate, some are not, and I could go on with all possible differences for an hour.Generalizing people who have just one thing incommon is a little to much for me, so I don't find myself in that and the same is with you I guess.

Everyone of us fight for what he wants and belives in life in the manner he finds suitable, so we are just exchanging opinions here.

But, of course, if any of us jeopardize the others in this forum by his actions on GM, that's the different question-we'll avoid this place in that case to keep it peaceful.

silverwhite
10-20-2007, 03:42 PM
I guess he finally ran out of gas. :(

All things considered though, this week has not been shabby at all. :yeah:

PennyThePenguin
10-20-2007, 03:42 PM
They are now putting words into my mouth because I am the only one who apparently feels the way I do.

Yes every player has haters, I know that. And it should be allowed, but GM should not be a "circus of hate". That's exactly what it is.

Watch. As soon as this semifinal is over they'll come along, pat me on the head and say, "There there, little Jess. Run along and play in the sandbox, now."

that's because debita is still in bed and because I'm a GMcoward and don't know enough.

Jelena_78
10-20-2007, 03:43 PM
Have some rest Nole,and good luck in Paris and Shanghai!

silverwhite
10-20-2007, 03:49 PM
Regarding the haters, I don't think it's worth bothering about them. For one, WTAWorld GM is far worse and I constantly have to resist swearing at the Williams trolls. Also, I've come to realise that if their accusations are groundless, I shouldn't be angry at all. Just feel sorry for those clueless fools. :p

savesthedizzle
10-20-2007, 03:50 PM
We are not the same, some people are full of hate, some are not, and I could go on with all possible differences for an hour.Generalizing people who have just one thing incommon is a little to much for me, so I don't find myself in that and the same is with you I guess.

Everyone of us fight for what he wants and belives in life in the manner he finds suitable, so we are just exchanging opinions here.

But, of course, if any of us jeopardize the others in this forum by his actions on GM, that's the different question-we'll avoid this place in that case to keep it peaceful.

The thing is this... this forum will remain a safe place. I don't care what you feel you have to do in GM to the haters. But we will always view this forum as a safe place because some of us are sick and tired of having to deal with the haters and we need a place we can relax and have fun in. That's what this place is for.

I just don't know really what we can do about GM. I completely give up. They already think all Djokovic fans are this, all Djokovic fans are that, and by fighting with them I feel like we prove their points. :shrug: Right now they seem to think the few who do fight in GM are the exceptions. The more fighting we do, the more lowering ourselves to their level, the more they are right and all Djokovic fans will be the same.

I don't care. Do what you want to do. But quite frankly today, I feel crushed and I give up. There is a huge anti-Djokovic bias on this board that goes all the way up to the top.

savesthedizzle
10-20-2007, 03:50 PM
Regarding the haters, I don't think it's worth bothering about them. For one, WTAWorld GM is far worse and I constantly have to resist swearing at the Williams trolls. Also, I've come to realise that if their accusations are groundless, I shouldn't be angry at all. Just feel sorry for those clueless fools. :p

Yes, but people do get banned on WTAW if they get out of control. Jordan has been banned for being anti-Williams, no?

silverwhite
10-20-2007, 03:57 PM
Yes, but people do get banned on WTAW if they get out of control. Jordan has been banned for being anti-Williams, no?

Yes, but when they do, it means they were really out of control. I'm not exactly sure why Jordan got banned but I don't think it was just because he was anti-Williams. He must have done something serious and ignored a warning or two. :scratch:

I mean, if people were banned purely for being anti-Williams, at least 1/4 of WTAW GM would be gone. :lol:

savesthedizzle
10-20-2007, 03:59 PM
Well on MTF people who I believe are really out of control don't even get warnings is the problem.

silverwhite
10-20-2007, 04:03 PM
Well on MTF people who I believe are really out of control don't even get warnings is the problem.

I see where you're coming from but I think the mods only ban when vulgar language is used or multiple trolling threads are created. :o

savesthedizzle
10-20-2007, 04:05 PM
I see where you're coming from but I think the mods only ban when vulgar language is used or multiple trolling threads are created. :o

The question is, is that right? Is it right that an entire fanbase is unwelcome in GM? That people of a certain nationality are moved to tears from people's posts?

No, it's not right. I don't think so anyway.

LefandePatty
10-20-2007, 04:06 PM
Nole. :awww: :hug:

Nadl
10-20-2007, 04:08 PM
Yes, but when they do, it means they were really out of control. I'm not exactly sure why Jordan got banned but I don't think it was just because he was anti-Williams. He must have done something serious and ignored a warning or two. :scratch:

I mean, if people were banned purely for being anti-Williams, at least 1/4 of WTAW GM would be gone. :lol:

does jordan have the name TMJordan on wtaworld? :scratch:

silverwhite
10-20-2007, 04:09 PM
The question is, is that right? Is it right that an entire fanbase is unwelcome in GM? That people of a certain nationality are moved to tears from people's posts?

No, it's not right. I don't think so anyway.

Honestly, the same applies for many fanbases. It may not be right but it wouldn't be practical to ban all the trolls. How many people would be left in GM then? Less than 10? :lol:

silverwhite
10-20-2007, 04:10 PM
does jordan have the name TMJordan on wtaworld? :scratch:

He changed his username to Oracene at one point. Not sure what it is now. :help:

PennyThePenguin
10-20-2007, 04:13 PM
Honestly, the same applies for many fanbases. It may not be right but it wouldn't be practical to ban all the trolls. How many people would be left in GM then? Less than 10? :lol:

well, the people are not being moved to tears because of regular insults hurled at their fave player, but because sweeping generalisations and are being made of their countrymen and race and heritage. I don't think we should allow that. it's uncalled for.

Nadl
10-20-2007, 04:13 PM
He changed his username to Oracene at one point. Not sure what it is now. :help:

i think i know whom u mean (not sure tho)

if he is the jordan i know from MTF who posted on wtaworld than it was totally right to ban him :p

savesthedizzle
10-20-2007, 04:13 PM
Honestly, the same applies for many fanbases. It may not be right but it wouldn't be practical to ban all the trolls. How many people would be left in GM then? Less than 10? :lol:

Okay, but again, I think the main problem isn't the attitude toward the player for me as much as what they are saying about the fans and about his nation.

If German players are called Nazis, I don't think that's allowed. But referring to Serbs as bloodthirsty is allowed? Sorry, nope. That's wrong.

silverwhite
10-20-2007, 04:17 PM
well, the people are not being moved to tears because of regular insults hurled at their fave player, but because sweeping generalisations and are being made of their countrymen and race and heritage. I don't think we should allow that. it's uncalled for.

That is a different matter then. It would involve only a small group of the trolls. And I think the Croats, for example, are also targetted by some.

silverwhite
10-20-2007, 04:19 PM
Okay, but again, I think the main problem isn't the attitude toward the player for me as much as what they are saying about the fans and about his nation.

If German players are called Nazis, I don't think that's allowed. But referring to Serbs as bloodthirsty is allowed? Sorry, nope. That's wrong.

OK, I thought your main problem was with the trolls who insult players. Yes, I agree that posters who post such things should be banned.

Björki
10-20-2007, 04:24 PM
Nole :sad:

AnitaOlea
10-20-2007, 04:37 PM
I couldn't see the match, I couldn't see nalbandian-nadal match either... so I haven't seen what's going on with him... I've just heard that he's playing really well and that nadal and djokovic weren't playing at their 100% but this is still :eek:

dejosav
10-20-2007, 05:19 PM
Not so bad from Nole considering how tired and unmotivated he looked in Madrid. Too many ue's today.

As for bashing Nole in GM calling him cheater, faker, ballbasher... i don't realy care, but someone should stop racist sociopath sawan, unless mods are enjoying what he does. I've reported several of his posts few weeks ago for chauvinism and mods haven't even erased those posts. On wtaworld one girl got warning after first time i reported her for same thing and her post was mild compare to sawan's

Fee
10-20-2007, 07:56 PM
Sawann and GlennMirnyi have been given 'timeouts' while the mods decide what to do about them and examine the things that have happened in the last few days.

Hi everyone :wavey:

I didn't get to see the match and I hope Tennis Channel replays it later today. This is a good/bad result, to me. Good that he made a SF after winning on Sunday, bad that he didn't make the final (yes I'm greedy). I think he is still learning how to play high level tennis for consecutive weeks which of course requires an intense amount of concentration. Glad that he's taking next week off so he can rest up for Paris and TMC. :)

savesthedizzle
10-20-2007, 08:09 PM
Hola Fee :wavey:

I watched it. He looked pretty jaded and tired as he has throughout the tournament, but he improved his result here and hopefully will improve his result in Paris :) That's all I ask for, I'm not too greedy :D

Lee
10-21-2007, 05:45 AM
that's because debita is still in bed and because I'm a GMcoward and don't know enough.

Jess I am sorry I wasn't here this morning.

The thing is this... this forum will remain a safe place. I don't care what you feel you have to do in GM to the haters. But we will always view this forum as a safe place because some of us are sick and tired of having to deal with the haters and we need a place we can relax and have fun in. That's what this place is for.

I just don't know really what we can do about GM. I completely give up. They already think all Djokovic fans are this, all Djokovic fans are that, and by fighting with them I feel like we prove their points. :shrug: Right now they seem to think the few who do fight in GM are the exceptions. The more fighting we do, the more lowering ourselves to their level, the more they are right and all Djokovic fans will be the same.

I don't care. Do what you want to do. But quite frankly today, I feel crushed and I give up. There is a huge anti-Djokovic bias on this board that goes all the way up to the top.

Trust Jess on this (the highlighted part), the more you fight, the more you likely to lower yourselves to the trolls level.

There are many posters who despise what those trolls did in GM attacking players and fans. And they will also despise the posters who attacked back.

But, if you can response to those trolls with humor, keep it up. Just remember never to lower yourself to the trolls level. i.e. stick to facts and only response to posts, no personal attack and not generalize. Moreover, know when to withdraw.

Lee
10-21-2007, 05:47 AM
Hola Fee :wavey:

I watched it. He looked pretty jaded and tired as he has throughout the tournament, but he improved his result here and hopefully will improve his result in Paris :) That's all I ask for, I'm not too greedy :D

Hopefully with a week off, he will do better in Paris. Winning a touranment before a master is really difficult.

kirkicica
10-21-2007, 09:24 AM
well, the people are not being moved to tears because of regular insults hurled at their fave player, but because sweeping generalisations and are being made of their countrymen and race and heritage. I don't think we should allow that. it's uncalled for.

Okay, but again, I think the main problem isn't the attitude toward the player for me as much as what they are saying about the fans and about his nation.

If German players are called Nazis, I don't think that's allowed. But referring to Serbs as bloodthirsty is allowed? Sorry, nope. That's wrong.

That IS the problem. I don't like player bashing either but it's kinda inevitable in GM (Fakovic is as bad as piggy or any other bad name for a player, I think that's wrong too, but that doesn't bother me THAT much). I could cope with that. I could also cope with some silly, mean and badass trolling attempts, BUT, things went too far over there. Noone should be insulted for being a Nole fan or serbian (that also goes for any other player's fan or nationality). Calling serbians bloodthirsty cowards, Nole's fans cheaters because they support a cheater, crazy lunatics who do not deserve any respect is WRONG. period.
Would it be allowed to call all Americans annoying disrespectful people because of J-block?? of course not, nor does anyone even think of naming them like that. but the bad Viena crowd weren't just a bunch of idiots they were named serbs who don't know how to behave on a tennis match, and to quote one post from GM 'Good to have them on the tour, these Serbs :rolleyes:'

Tipsarević was also names a cheating Serb. Nole's parents are not only annoying now to some, his younger brothers were a part of the mob, with their 'duty' to lead the awful cheering in Vienna, Serbians would support Nole even is he starts using cocaine, we are all blind, biased, etc..... I won't go on with this.

This is all beyond just trolling and bashing a player. I will never start a fight or even get involved in one in GM. None of those people ever saw me or any of my posts. If I get involved in a fight and get insulted it's more or less ok, it was a personal attack on me, (it's also wrong, but that is personal one on one fight) but if I get insulted by some of the posts, without even getting involved, but just because I'm a part of some fan base or a certain nationality - well that should not be tolerated. And I will repeat again. I'm not easily insulted!!

I might sound paranoid like some we know (E) :rolleyes: but I'm not, honestly I'm not.

Sawann and GlennMirnyi have been given 'timeouts' while the mods decide what to do about them and examine the things that have happened in the last few days.



I hate someone getting banned, but those two went too far. lately no score thread in GM stayed open. all get locked because of serious bashing, trolling and attacks. mostly started by these two. Not all of course, and some nole 'defenders' weren't angels either. Just by comparing Nole's winning score threads with the latest against Nalby when he lost it's easy to see the difference, between trolling and serious bashing. I don't post there, never did but at the moment I feel extremely unwelcomed to even think of peaking in any of those threads. That is a problem.

sorry for such a long post :) I was in a typing mood :p

Magenta
10-21-2007, 10:48 AM
Aw just saw the score, not dissapointed at all, he made it to the semis and I know he will come back strong for both Paris and Shanghai.

adynadal
10-21-2007, 11:11 AM
his body couldn`t keep it but his spirit was always there and that`s a good promise for Paris and Shanghai for me,as long as he believes it,he`ll keep on winning :D!
he was tired and it was obvious from the 1st `til the last match but just think about it-so far away from his best,Nole managed to reach the semis of a tournament from the Masters Series!!!that`s a huge achievement even for a player in his best shape!
Once Again We Are Sooooo Proud Of You,Nole :hug: !

jitterbug
10-21-2007, 11:12 AM
his body couldn`t keep it but his spirit was always there and that`s a good promise for Paris and Shanghai for me,as long as he believes it,he`ll keep on winning :D!
he was tired and it was obvious from the 1st `til the last match but just think about it-so far away from his best,Nole managed to reach the semis of a tournament from the Masters Series!!!that`s a huge achievement even for a player in his best shape!
Once Again We Are Sooooo Proud Of You,Nole :hug: !

Ady, I haven't talked to you in ages... :sad:

HarryMan
10-21-2007, 04:43 PM
I normally dont Post at all in players forums but this conversation seems to be a bit worrying for many so I thought I should chip in with my thoughts.

I think the main problem is having this(MTF) as Djokovic's official forum in his own personal website. I personally am not that bothered with peoples comments in GM because I dont take any opinion regarding any player that seriously but many over here do.I just post my thoughts and move on.

Now on the current problem ,I think It's about time for Novak and his ever growing fans to have his own official forum like the Federers' and the Nadal's and even Murray have so their respective fans could enjoy in their own private place and not bother much about fans of other players or plain haters.Now having This forum as his official forum makes most of his fans (knowingly or unknowingly)venture into GM and thats not the right place to visit if you take every opinion way too seriously.

I am not saying people shouldn't come over here but there should be a forum just specially catering to all Novak fans which could help solve some problems because I am sure as he continues to get more successful the fanbase definitely will skyrocket .So this could help make matters better.Having MTF as a second option would be more advisable.

BTW I am Novak fan too ,but I like a lot other players at the same time but I hope he does every well in the future.:)

kirkicica
10-21-2007, 04:52 PM
I normally dont Post at all in players forums but this conversation seems to be a bit worrying for many so I thought I should chip in with my thoughts.

I think the main problem is having this(MTF) as Djokovic's official forum in his own personal website. I personally am not that bothered with peoples comments in GM because I dont take any opinion regarding any player that seriously but many over here do.I just post my thoughts and move on.

Now on the current problem ,I think It's about time for Novak and his ever growing fans to have his own official forum like the Federers' and the Nadal's and even Murray have so their respective fans could enjoy in their own private place and not bother much about fans of other players or plain haters.Now having This forum as his official forum makes most of his fans (knowingly or unknowingly)venture into GM and thats not the right place to visit if you take every opinion way too seriously.

I am not saying people shouldn't come over here but there should be a forum just specially catering to all Novak fans which could help solve some problems because I am sure as he continues to get more successful the fanbase definitely will skyrocket .So this could help make matters better.Having MTF as a second option would be more advisable.

BTW I am Novak fan too ,but I like a lot other players at the same time but I hope he does every well in the future.:)

:wavey: good to hear other people's thoughts.

yes, I think you are right. I was also confused why is MTF listed as th eonly forum in Nole's website. I also think that the site should have a forum of it's own.
It would be interesting to know how many posters here found their way from Nole's site. I didn't, but since tennis and djokovic are getting more popular each day in serbia, his site probably has a lot more visitors than earlier.

maybe Milan should think about this.

HarryMan
10-21-2007, 05:16 PM
:wavey: good to hear other people's thoughts.

yes, I think you are right. I was also confused why is MTF listed as th eonly forum in Nole's website. I also think that the site should have a forum of it's own.
It would be interesting to know how many posters here found their way from Nole's site. I didn't, but since tennis and djokovic are getting more popular each day in serbia, his site probably has a lot more visitors than earlier.

maybe Milan should think about this.

Hi kirkicica,

I seriously think this should be done and done as fast as possible.I was not aware that this was his official forum until I checked His website 2 weeks ago to find some information about him and I was completely surprised and shocked by this.

If the Novak team could tackle this problem and get a forum just for his fans then I am sure some of these many repetitive problems would be solved .

savesthedizzle
10-21-2007, 06:27 PM
The website used to have it's own forum.

And about 3 people posted on it. It was like me, Scott, and someone else who posted here. Completely unactive.

So I think Milan just decided to link it here because not only was it the same people, but there was a lot more activity.

And honestly that solves nothing. It gives you somewhere else to go maybe so you don't have to look at things, but for those of us who are invested here, it doesn't change ANYTHING for us. And that is also the problem :)

If Nole has a forum of his own again, I'm not even going to bother to go to tell you the truth. Forums on player websites tend to be a place for teenyboppers and people who will be more, "OMG!!!111!!!! NOVAK IS soooOOoooOOOooOOOO hottttTTTTtt!!!!!!" than discussing his play and match results. The Roddick forum has a particularly bad reputation ;) I don't want to go some place where every little rumor is discussed as if it is fact, and his girlfriend is discussed in detail. Not for me.

Jelena_78
10-21-2007, 06:34 PM
The website used to have it's own forum.

And about 3 people posted on it. It was like me, Scott, and someone else who posted here. Completely unactive.

So I think Milan just decided to link it here because not only was it the same people, but there was a lot more activity.

And honestly that solves nothing. It gives you somewhere else to go maybe so you don't have to look at things, but for those of us who are invested here, it doesn't change ANYTHING for us. And that is also the problem :)

If Nole has a forum of his own again, I'm not even going to bother to go to tell you the truth. Forums on player websites tend to be a place for teenyboppers and people who will be more, "OMG!!!111!!!! NOVAK IS soooOOoooOOOooOOOO hottttTTTTtt!!!!!!" than discussing his play and match results. The Roddick forum has a particularly bad reputation ;) I don't want to go some place where every little rumor is discussed as if it is fact, and his girlfriend is discussed in detail. Not for me.


:worship:

kirkicica
10-21-2007, 06:38 PM
I never thought it would solve anything for us here, just found it weird that there is no forum there, but you answered my question ;)

savesthedizzle
10-21-2007, 06:41 PM
I never thought it would solve anything for us here, just found it weird that there is no forum there, but you answered my question ;)

Yeah. Part of it also coincides with when I became a moderator here.. because I also used to be a moderator when Novak would have fanchats on his website. This was so I could kick some losers out of the chats when necessary :D I don't know, because at the time, I was writing a lot for the site, and the fan group was very small and cozy it made sense at the time :)

HarryMan
10-21-2007, 07:10 PM
No ,I am not talking about the fans already over here ,but I am talking about the fans that got to know/will get to know this site due to his official website having this forum as his 'own' forum. There are many new posters in GM ever since Novak has started stepping up his game and It will get bigger and stronger with more of his success and I assume it is because of his official website promoting this as his own forum.

Having three fans was when he was just a new comer and not many knew about him but I am 100 % sure it wont be just 3 this time around ;)

savesthedizzle
10-21-2007, 07:28 PM
No ,I am not talking about the fans already over here ,but I am talking about the fans that got to know/will get to know this site due to his official website having this forum as his 'own' forum. There are many new posters in GM ever since Novak has started stepping up his game and It will get bigger and stronger with more of his success and I assume it is because of his official website promoting this as his own forum.

Having three fans was when he was just a new comer and not many knew about him but I am 100 % sure it wont be just 3 this time around ;)

He was ranked about #20 in the world when there were just 3 of us. It's not like back when he was in the 100s and there were only 3 of us in this forum :rolls:

I also have a feeling that if his website does get an official forum, it would be Serbian language based.

dejosav
10-21-2007, 07:56 PM
I also have a feeling that if his website does get an official forum, it would be Serbian language based.

Most likely. And whats even worse, you would have all kind of people there, and if someone mentions that there are haters on MTF or racists for that matter, you would have 20 Serbian sawan's in GM in no time

savesthedizzle
10-21-2007, 08:07 PM
And of course there's nothing wrong with it being Serbian language based, but it is nice that this one is so international.

Jelena_78
10-21-2007, 09:02 PM
I don't think there are more Serbs on MTF than other fans of different nations:shrug:
The number is not the problem. If there were 7 of us,they would still go on with bashing...
And I haven't 'seen' posts in which when commenting any other players and their fans,they say 'those Germains:rolleyes: ' or 'those Americans:rolleyes: ' or 'those Frenchmen:rolleyes: '...
And thank God there are no such things...except...'those Serbs:rolleyes: '
And they keep saying that it has nothing to do with Novak's (our) nationality,and is only in some people's heads.
There are players I like,and players I don't like. I support the players I like,but I don't go bashing others,insulting them,provoking their fans...Nor do most of Novak's fans.
When we go to GM,and we'd like to post and comment sth.,we bump into tens of posts every day with the same content. Discrimination? Insulting? Why? I'm his fan.Have I done anything wrong?
Nole lost to Nalby,I go and say well done Nalby! I would have done the same if Mario had won.
So,I'm not blind or anything. Nole is not my God as they say for us, I don't idolize him... Tennis is a great sport. And one day you win,other day you lose... We're here to have fun.

You often see :) in my posts,but this time only :confused:

:wavey:

Jelena_78
10-21-2007, 09:44 PM
Actually...I don't wanna be in a bad mood because of some uncivilized people...
I just hope those bad things don't happen.

So if it continues,I'll just stay away from GM forever as our friend Lee advised us so many times, and stick to our great international group of Nole's fans here...
(and enjoy as always :) )


:kiss: :hug:

:wavey:

Suzi
10-21-2007, 09:49 PM
ok again been so busy to even remember the madrid thing was on this week :smash: commiserations to nole on losing out to nalby in the semi's but getting to semi's still ok!! :)

savesthedizzle
10-21-2007, 10:00 PM
Actually...I don't wanna be in a bad mood because of some uncivilized people...
I just hope those bad things don't happen.

So if it continues,I'll just stay away from GM forever as our friend Lee advised us so many times, and stick to our great international group of Nole's fans here...
(and enjoy as always :) )


:kiss: :hug:

:wavey:



:hug: Our group is great and no one can ever take that way from us :) We have no generalizations here :)

jitterbug
10-21-2007, 10:30 PM
If Nole has a forum of his own again, I'm not even going to bother to go to tell you the truth. Forums on player websites tend to be a place for teenyboppers and people who will be more, "OMG!!!111!!!! NOVAK IS soooOOoooOOOooOOOO hottttTTTTtt!!!!!!" than discussing his play and match results. The Roddick forum has a particularly bad reputation ;) I don't want to go some place where every little rumor is discussed as if it is fact, and his girlfriend is discussed in detail. Not for me.

Muzza's forum managed to pull it off. I know I've bitched about the attention-seekers a couple of times in the past, but overall it's a really awesome family place - very different atmosphere from MTF. I don't know if it's the kind of audience that Nole/Milan would be targetting, but Muzza's forum has active members who range from 11 year-olds to middle-aged ladies who are really lovely. It might be rather politically-correct for some people, but I just want to point out that it's possible to have forums on an official player website which don't descend into complete retardation.

jitterbug
10-21-2007, 10:33 PM
... and we don't bash Nole either :p one kid tried to do that a couple of months back and was soundly bitch-slapped :p

savesthedizzle
10-21-2007, 10:36 PM
Congrats to the Murray forum :) Sounds like it is well moderated ;)

Yet for every player forum that is lovely like that, there are 3 others that go the other direction.

jitterbug
10-21-2007, 10:44 PM
Congrats to the Murray forum :) Sounds like it is well moderated ;)

Yet for every player forum that is lovely like that, there are 3 others that go the other direction.

Too true :sad:

I think HarryMan has a very valid point, though. Nole's fanbase has exploded, and you get a lot of green posters who stray onto GM... :scared: nice as MTF is, it is definitely an acquired taste.

savesthedizzle
10-21-2007, 11:53 PM
Too true :sad:

I think HarryMan has a very valid point, though. Nole's fanbase has exploded, and you get a lot of green posters who stray onto GM... :scared: nice as MTF is, it is definitely an acquired taste.

Novak's website having its own forum doesn't solve that though. And it doesn't change the racist sterotypes and attitudes of GM :shrug:

People would find MTF because of Novak's new popularity even if it WASNT linked and would still have the same problem.

AnitaOlea
10-22-2007, 04:28 AM
I dont know what r u talking about but... "People would find MTF because of Novak's new popularity even if it WASNT linked and would still have the same problem." thats true LOL, I found this forum before finding novak's website ..... EL APORTE

Okonsky
10-27-2007, 01:15 PM
Here's my thought (in Serbian way) - 'Fans are like their idol' or (translate for me, please) - 'Kakav teniser/covek, takvi fanovi':D

Am i right? Yes, I am :)

Magenta
10-27-2007, 01:57 PM
Here's my thought (in Serbian way) - 'Fans are like their idol' or (translate for me, please) - 'Kakav teniser/covek, takvi fanovi':D

Am i right? Yes, I am :)

Well you didn't really give me a chance to object ;) Translation: Like tennis player, like fan.

Some fans are like the respective tennis player, others not so much. I would like to think that the bulk of us here are like Nole :)

Okonsky
10-27-2007, 11:10 PM
Well you didn't really give me a chance to object ;) Translation: Like tennis player, like fan.

Some fans are like the respective tennis player, others not so much. I would like to think that the bulk of us here are like Nole :)

@ema__ - that was a joke;)