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Paris 2r: Fabrice Santoro def. [3] Novak Djokovic 63 62

Rogieva
10-31-2007, 01:21 PM
Fabrice ! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Amazing win! :yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
10-31-2007, 01:22 PM
what a FIX by Djoke :rolleyes:

eck
10-31-2007, 01:22 PM
Good match from Santoro.
Worked with what Djokovic had to throw up

FedererSlam
10-31-2007, 01:22 PM
Djoko is a mess...barely running. Playing shite at net...I can't decide if it was a tank or a crap performance. He was supposed to be making a challenge for #2 but if he can't pick up points on the faster surfaces where Nadal flops then his chances keep falling.

Good job though Fabrice your style of play is :worship: :worship: :worship: . Santoro to face Murray now...to be honest I would have prefered Muggay's chances against Nole. He better play better at YEC!

adee-gee
10-31-2007, 01:22 PM
Nole :yeah: nice of you to do your mate Muzza a favour :)

Don't blow it now Andy :armed:

Tabledott
10-31-2007, 01:22 PM
Well done, Fabrice

Montego
10-31-2007, 01:22 PM
Where was that "lack of effort" warning for Djoke, stupid ATP ????

Bilbo
10-31-2007, 01:22 PM
yesssssssssssssssss

JBdV
10-31-2007, 01:22 PM
Fab :hatoff:

ezekiel
10-31-2007, 01:23 PM
it was a joke come on now , when does the real match start :rolleyes:

krystlel
10-31-2007, 01:23 PM
:woohoo: Murray has to be favourite to qualify for Shanghai now.

As for Djokovic, looked a lot like a tank to me...

eck
10-31-2007, 01:23 PM
Winners/UE:
Djokovic 18/34
Santoro 16/9

bokehlicious
10-31-2007, 01:23 PM
This Nole is good :yeah:

Bilbo
10-31-2007, 01:23 PM
watch nole play his best at TMC altogether with donkey

Magenta
10-31-2007, 01:23 PM
My god that was appalling, not to detract from Santoro, who rightly capitalised and played well, but did Nole just forget to show up today?

freeandlonely
10-31-2007, 01:23 PM
I thought he will finally start to play his game.
I was wrong, he never did, which is still very unexpected for me.

scarecrows
10-31-2007, 01:23 PM
lol

fantastic tank

martine2
10-31-2007, 01:24 PM
:eek: VIVE LE MAGICIEN!

Great win in front of his home crowd :D

cmurray
10-31-2007, 01:24 PM
*cough*tank*cough :rolleyes:

nice play from the magician though.

Bilbo
10-31-2007, 01:24 PM
watch nole play his best at TMC altogether with donkey

vincayou
10-31-2007, 01:24 PM
:lol:

What a joke.

scarecrows
10-31-2007, 01:25 PM
I thought he will finally start to play his game.
I was wrong, he never did, which is still very unexpected for me.

who's that Djolovic in your sig?

TheBoiledEgg
10-31-2007, 01:25 PM
ATP should ban this clown
send him to the circus

just cos he makes a few jokes and can speak "proper English" unlike Kolya
ATP should have the same rule for all now.

hypocrits :rolleyes:

danton
10-31-2007, 01:25 PM
TANK and Sky just said that Nole did pick up 500,000 (euros or dollars) just for turning up. Not bad pay for 1hour and 9mins.

Shrinking Violet
10-31-2007, 01:26 PM
Well done, Fabrice. Really nice work against Nole's less talented clone who came out to play today.

Nole :hug: I'm glad you lost for Andy's sake, but go and rest up before Shanghai and think of where you're going to spend your £500k you got for showing up at Paris even though you didn't go to play.

rocketassist
10-31-2007, 01:26 PM
Fab :worship:

I hope he and Andy put together a great exhibition.

ezekiel
10-31-2007, 01:26 PM
Last year in Paris was his worst match I saw and this was worst. It's a long year and all but he had much to play for and I don't see him coming close to the top anytime soon. What a waste :mad:

FedererSlam
10-31-2007, 01:26 PM
Hmm seems I was far too slow...can someone merge the threads.

Or Levy
10-31-2007, 01:26 PM
Weird, Weird match.

Okay, so Santoro can be difficult, and gave Nole no pace on his shots (which resulted in those short balls Nole was gift-wrapping for Santoro?!), but that was utter crap from him.

And he did not seem upset at all for losing, not in the second set, not that I could tell.

Odd, very Odd.

Now lets see what Rafa does against Volandri, he has a nice excuse, Volandri did, after all, cause the upset of the decade this year in Rome :)

Voo de Mar
10-31-2007, 01:27 PM
Fantasique Fabrice :bigclap:
D'Joke was a joke today, anyway beating A-Rod & D'Joke week by week is simply amazing for Santoro :) BTW, great result for Murray - his chances to play in Shanghai are increasing rapidly :D

TMJordan
10-31-2007, 01:27 PM
This match is decicated to one ezekiel

BlakeorHenman
10-31-2007, 01:27 PM
strange result... if he wanted to tank for Murray why wouldnt he just tank against Murray. That's money out of his pocket and points off his rankings for no reason...

scoobs
10-31-2007, 01:28 PM
Strange from Djokovic - either he did just completely tank or he was playing so awfully and was so baffled by Santoro that he just stopped caring out there.

Santoro was his usual tricksy self.

Santoro vs Murray is a fascinating prospect.

richie21
10-31-2007, 01:28 PM
Spartan stuff from Nole :o

Mike Kim
10-31-2007, 01:28 PM
Djokovic is the biggest joke on tour right now, I hope they remove his Shanghai entry after this disgraceful effort.

rocketassist
10-31-2007, 01:29 PM
If there's one player Novak wouldn't tank against and put everything into it against it would be Murray. Losing to him would hurt like hell.

Perhaps that's why he lost this one then :p

RickDaStick
10-31-2007, 01:29 PM
Fine the lazy bastard. More clear there was no effort here than the davydenko match

my0118
10-31-2007, 01:30 PM
strange result... if he wanted to tank for Murray why wouldnt he just tank against Murray. That's money out of his pocket and points off his rankings for no reason...

It's because his flight ticket for Shanghai is for tomorrow.

Farenhajt
10-31-2007, 01:30 PM
Great win for Le Magicien :) he did show some of his magic, but most of the time it was just enough to stand there and return the balls, since Nole did all the work himself.

As for him, I have nothing to say. Really. (What can be said anyway?) The performance eerily similar to Moya match in Cincy.

But having nothing to say is a great opportunity for practicing tardism. So here we go:

He obviously tanked the match for two main reasons: 1) he wants to stay fresh for the top cats in Shanghai, 2) he wants his buddy Andy to appear there, so he gave him a fighting chance by tanking, since they both know Nole would've smashed him into pieces if they played.

(Now, am I getting good at this or what? :angel:)

Bilbo
10-31-2007, 01:30 PM
TANK and Sky just said that Nole did pick up 500,000 (euros or dollars) just for turning up. Not bad pay for 1hour and 9mins.

hard to believe a tournament pays 25% of the whole prize money just to one player. how do they want to get the money back? i don't even believe they get more than $50,000.

BlakeorHenman
10-31-2007, 01:30 PM
TANK and Sky just said that Nole did pick up 500,000 (euros or dollars) just for turning up. Not bad pay for 1hour and 9mins.


Yeah, I guess you're right.

Sunset of Age
10-31-2007, 01:30 PM
Couldn't see the match... :eek: :eek: :eek:

The first one to 'grab the money and run', aka a TANK job?
Can't believe my eyes at THAT scoreline...

Djoko! :mad:

Scotso
10-31-2007, 01:31 PM
Pathetic, Nole. :rolleyes:

Naide
10-31-2007, 01:31 PM
$$$$

Horatio Caine
10-31-2007, 01:31 PM
So, was Nole just tanking for himself, or stepping aside for Muzza? :devil:

Cheers Nole! :bigclap: Muzza - don't you DARE waste this opportunity! :fiery:

Magenta
10-31-2007, 01:32 PM
There would be a legitimate right in fining him for lack of effort, awful.

TFan1156
10-31-2007, 01:32 PM
Tank if I`ve ever seen one. He must have had to leave town for something...

decrepitude
10-31-2007, 01:32 PM
:haha:


By the way, thread-starter, this was a second-round match not first.

Voo de Mar
10-31-2007, 01:33 PM
Something to the thread starter - it was 2nd round match not 1r :p

TMJordan
10-31-2007, 01:33 PM
TANK and Sky just said that Nole did pick up 500,000 (euros or dollars) just for turning up. Not bad pay for 1hour and 9mins.

This is pathetic.

Farenhajt
10-31-2007, 01:34 PM
Great win for Le Magicien :) he did show some of his magic, but most of the time it was just enough to stand there and return the balls, since Nole did all the work himself.

As for him, I have nothing to say. Really. (What can be said anyway?) The performance eerily similar to Moya match in Cincy.

But having nothing to say is a great opportunity for practicing tardism. So here we go:

He obviously tanked the match for two main reasons: 1) he wants to stay fresh for the top cats in Shanghai, 2) he wants his buddy Andy to appear there, so he gave him a fighting chance by tanking, since they both know Nole would've smashed him into pieces if they played.

(Now, am I getting good at this or what? :angel:)

Voo de Mar
10-31-2007, 01:34 PM
By the way, thread-starter, this was a second-round match not first.


:lol: We have written the same in the same time.

TheBoiledEgg
10-31-2007, 01:34 PM
tanking him $2000 isnt gonna do much cos he still got the $500k plus prize money
just dont pay him the bonus $ :rolleyes:
complete waste of time :rolleyes:

cmurray
10-31-2007, 01:34 PM
Couldn't see the match... :eek: :eek: :eek:

The first one to 'grab the money and run', aka a TANK job?
Can't believe my eyes at THAT scoreline...

Djoko! :mad:

ugh. It was appalling play, really. He shouldn't get to keep his half a million dollars for playing like that. :rolleyes:

And if that wasn't a tank job, I don't know what was.

Rogieva
10-31-2007, 01:36 PM
;)

t0x
10-31-2007, 01:37 PM
Horrible from Djokovic, it just looked as if he didn't give a shit.

Everybody is allowed a bad day from time to time, but I hope not to see BS like this again.

KrisJB
10-31-2007, 01:37 PM
Once again you can see that Nole is only a little bit better copy of Paul Haarhuis which was proved by Fabrice.

Sunset of Age
10-31-2007, 01:38 PM
ugh. It was appalling play, really. He shouldn't get to keep his half a million dollars for playing like that. :rolleyes:

And if that wasn't a tank job, I don't know what was.

Well, as I haven't been able to see the match (is there a free livestream out there, folks?) I shouldn't be judging at all, but looking at that scoreline sure makes one suspicious...

I take your word for it Cheryl, if it's indeed the case, it's a disgrace he can take home all those $$$$$ for a truly atrocious performance.
Davydenko got fined for his 'lack of effort'... I wonder what will happen here!

SerenaFederer
10-31-2007, 01:38 PM
tsk tsk....go Frabrice :)

allcourt tennis
10-31-2007, 01:39 PM
isn't madrid a compulsory event, so why does he get an appearence fee of 500k, i thought they only get there prize money in masters series events

Metis
10-31-2007, 01:41 PM
For once Djokovic is in Federer's half and look what happens. Tsk, tsk, tsk... :p


Anyway, great win for Fabrice. :yeah:

KrisJB
10-31-2007, 01:41 PM
But players appearing in 8 of 9 MS events including Madrid and Paris can get 500 or 850k $ just for appearance according to ATP

ezekiel
10-31-2007, 01:41 PM
hard to believe a tournament pays 25% of the whole prize money just to one player. how do they want to get the money back? i don't even believe they get more than $50,000.

hold on , he gets bonus for appearing in all masters events ending up 3rd in the race for the year. It it related to atp promoting top players to play masters tournies

nobama
10-31-2007, 01:48 PM
For once Djokovic is in Federer's half and look what happens. Tsk, tsk, tsk... :p


Anyway, great win for Fabrice. :yeah:Murray is still around you know. :p

jan-moline
10-31-2007, 01:48 PM
A couple of times this year Nole has not shown up to play. Cincy and Umag come to mind easily. Still even ATP Tv's commentators said Nole didn't make an effort and didn't seem too bothered by how the match went. No racquet throwing frustration from the Serb. Did he even frown?

I suspect there are a whole bunch of pros who don't like this tournament and resent ATP for making them show up for it. Still after they fined Davydenko last week for lack of effort, can they really ignore what just happened?

my0118
10-31-2007, 01:51 PM
A couple of times this year Nole has not shown up to play. Cincy and Umag come to mind easily. Still even ATP Tv's commentators said Nole didn't make an effort and didn't seem too bothered by how the match went. No racquet throwing frustration from the Serb. Did he even frown?


Exactly what I was thinking.

Raicha
10-31-2007, 01:53 PM
You must be blind, if you think that it was real game.

I have not seen famous Davidenko games, but now...i just can't remember when someone from top players can give such shit performance, like Djoko did today.

Santoro...with injury...running on 1,5 legs. Just returning ball. Djokovic....can't win a shit on Santoro's second serve. :silly:

danton
10-31-2007, 01:56 PM
Why don't they move Paris before Madrid and the two weeks of big normal tournaments to the end of the year. Therefore all those who have qualified can do Paris and have a decent rest and all those looking for points can do the last two weeks?

adee-gee
10-31-2007, 01:56 PM
Funny how some of the people who are furious with Djokovic's effort are the same ones who use the excuse "Federer doesn't really care/try in Masters Series events" when he loses ;)

Shrinking Violet
10-31-2007, 02:02 PM
I suspect there are a whole bunch of pros who don't like this tournament and resent ATP for making them show up for it. Still after they fined Davydenko last week for lack of effort, can they really ignore what just happened?

Well they don't really make you show up to it, do they? You can always not show up - it's easy, players have been doing it for years. If Nole didn't want to play he could pretend he had pulled a muscle in practice and wanted to rest up for Shanghai. Of course he wouldn't have gotten his bonus money then but it's not like someone from the ATP went and marched him to Paris at gunpoint and made him play.

Klaas_nalbandian
10-31-2007, 02:02 PM
murray is happy with this lack of performance by djoko :( but murray deserves the 8th spot missing wimbly

cmurray
10-31-2007, 02:02 PM
Funny how some of the people who are furious with Djokovic's effort are the same ones who use the excuse "Federer doesn't really care/try in Masters Series events" when he loses ;)

Roger's a law unto Himself.

bokehlicious
10-31-2007, 02:05 PM
Funny how some of the people who are furious with Djokovic's effort are the same ones who use the excuse "Federer doesn't really care/try in Masters Series events" when he loses ;)

The day Nole has 12 slams under his belt he will be forgiven to "tank" a TMS once in a while... :angel:

Sunset of Age
10-31-2007, 02:06 PM
Funny how some of the people who are furious with Djokovic's effort are the same ones who use the excuse "Federer doesn't really care/try in Masters Series events" when he loses ;)

Who are these people? :shrug:
Not the ones who consider themselves a fan of TENNIS, I might hope.

R.Federer
10-31-2007, 02:13 PM
Good loss. Hope it keeps him away from Rafa.

Here's a first: GO RAFA!!!! :rocker: :lol:

Justin425
10-31-2007, 02:14 PM
awful from djokovic. im pretty sure a little piece of died inside from having to watch this awful performance.

R.Federer
10-31-2007, 02:14 PM
Funny how some of the people who are furious with Djokovic's effort are the same ones who use the excuse "Federer doesn't really care/try in Masters Series events" when he loses ;)

That's because Federer is even No.1 at disguising his tank :D

Djerko did a half ass attempt. Nevertheless, it's a good outcome.

Sunset of Age
10-31-2007, 02:17 PM
Good loss. Hope it keeps him away from Rafa.

Here's a first: GO RAFA!!!! :rocker: :lol:

:hug: :hug: :hug: :angel:

aeronatasha
10-31-2007, 02:18 PM
Don't know what was on Novak's mind today. Oh well. I don't think it'll bother him much, looked pretty uninterested.
Still, always enjoy Santoro's passing shots, just amazing. He reminds me of Bruce Dickinson from time to time haha..

TheBoiledEgg
10-31-2007, 02:18 PM
bring the season back to how it was in the 80's and early 90's

whats this of finishing in 1st week of Nov :rolleyes:

indoor season should finish at end of Nov.
Stockholm used to be 2nd last week of Nov followed by the ATP World Champs (TMC)

Paris was always followed by 2 weeks of tourns.

cmurray
10-31-2007, 02:20 PM
bring the season back to how it was in the 80's and early 90's

whats this of finishing in 1st week of Nov :rolleyes:

indoor season should finish at end of Nov.
Stockholm used to be 2nd last week of Nov followed by the ATP World Champs (TMC)

Paris was always followed by 2 weeks of tourns.

Don't you think the players play enough? There is barely an off season to speak anyway - and you want to make it SHORTER?

Jelena_78
10-31-2007, 02:22 PM
:eek: :eek: :spit:

One man show!!!
Fabrice :hatoff: I always enjoy watching you play!

Nole,good luck in Shanghai!

Goonergal
10-31-2007, 02:26 PM
Novak :tape: :o

TheBoiledEgg
10-31-2007, 02:27 PM
Don't you think the players play enough? There is barely an off season to speak anyway - and you want to make it SHORTER?

a season is only as long as you want it to be

Roger had a 6 week break after Wimbledon, and another 5 weeks after US Open.
no one forces you to play every week :rolleyes: :p
its not like its football.

NYCtennisfan
10-31-2007, 02:27 PM
Nice tank there Djoko. I'm surprised to be honest. A good performance here coupled with a strong TMC and he was poised to take the #2 spot as early as the AO. I'd be surprised if he didn't bring his best stuff to the TMC.

Viken01
10-31-2007, 02:30 PM
fab is the best :D

Corey Feldman
10-31-2007, 02:32 PM
LOL GOAT material alright.

:singer: dedicated to my old loves Ezeky, Farenhajt, Bascule and Alomeih.

cmurray
10-31-2007, 02:35 PM
Nice tank there Djoko. I'm surprised to be honest. A good performance here coupled with a strong TMC and he was poised to take the #2 spot as early as the AO. I'd be surprised if he didn't bring his best stuff to the TMC.

Oh, he'll undoubtedly be back to his old self. It'll be a miracle. :rolleyes: I have to say...it would be awfully nice if Roger were to rip him a new one there. :angel:

Rogiman
10-31-2007, 02:35 PM
Santoro has always held a nice record against world #1s, now he's beaten a self-proclaimed world #1 too.

Chris Seahorse
10-31-2007, 02:44 PM
A good month for Fabrice. He adds a former no 1 and a future no 1 scalp to his vast portfolio.

Good luck against Andy next, Fab. :rocker:

Kitty de Sade
10-31-2007, 02:49 PM
So happy to see Fab win, wherever, whenever. Lovely. :yeah:

Corey Feldman
10-31-2007, 02:51 PM
now he's beaten a self-proclaimed world #1 too.:lol: Rogiman.

foul_dwimmerlaik
10-31-2007, 02:52 PM
Either the Djoker's on the verge of complete physical exhaustion, or it was a tankjob on par with his performance in the 2nd set of the Estoril final. He's got some explaining to do, that's for sure. Absolutely shocking display.

Congrads to the Magician for capitalizing, he was amazing on some points.

Corey Feldman
10-31-2007, 03:02 PM
Nah, Nole just crapped himself at the thought of playing, the more talented, Andrew Murray next.

that is the truth.

tangerine_dream
10-31-2007, 03:13 PM
Fabrice! What a win :woohoo:

danton
10-31-2007, 03:16 PM
According to Sky Nole had foot surgery a couple of weeks ago

Alex999
10-31-2007, 03:18 PM
Nole - clown. Congrats to Santoro.

RogiRafaFan86
10-31-2007, 03:19 PM
Thank you, Skittles!:worship:

Too good, too good.:)

Claroo
10-31-2007, 03:20 PM
Fab :worship:
What a win ! :eek: Didn't expect it at all, with such a scoreline !

Baghdatis72
10-31-2007, 03:25 PM
Novak :dog:

Tommy fan
10-31-2007, 03:28 PM
Now that is shocking!
Fabrice :eek: :worship: Last week Roddick and today Djoco :worship:

garad
10-31-2007, 03:34 PM
Funny how some of the people who are furious with Djokovic's effort are the same ones who use the excuse "Federer doesn't really care/try in Masters Series events" when he loses ;)

Reading the thread title again, I don't see Federer anywhere.

And as to the comparison, it does not fit. Can you tell me when Federer tanked this year? He may have lost, but he hasn't thrown a match like that. And Djoko is up and coming player, he needs to do well in AMS tournaments to get to the top.

Nacho
10-31-2007, 03:37 PM
amazing how he always fails to make it to the SF whenever he's on roger's half of the draw

scoobs
10-31-2007, 03:38 PM
Is there any confirmation that Nole had foot surgery in the last few weeks? It's the first I've heard of it. Was it before or after Madrid?

spriwi
10-31-2007, 03:40 PM
fabrice :hatoff:

ezekiel
10-31-2007, 03:41 PM
Santoro has always held a nice record against world #1s, now he's beaten a self-proclaimed world #1 too.

When you want to be cynical which is the lowest form of wisdom, it helps to be a bit truthful and not make all stuff up ;)

spriwi
10-31-2007, 03:41 PM
amazing how he always fails to make it to the SF whenever he's on roger's half of the draw

yes, indeed amazing :D

Eden
10-31-2007, 03:41 PM
Is there any confirmation that Nole had foot surgery in the last few weeks? It's the first I've heard of it. Was it before or after Madrid?

Novak said himself that he had the foot surgery:


"Fabrice deserved to win but I played really badly," said Djokovic. "I had foot surgery a couple of weeks ago and I've been under medication since.

"It's been a very long season and I'm really exhausted," he added. "I hope people will understand. You can't be at 100 percent all the time."

Source: http://www.globesports.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071031.wsptparis31/GSStory/GlobeSportsOther/home

scoobs
10-31-2007, 03:42 PM
Okay we need details. Was this just after Madrid and what was it for?

I remember he had a foot problem against Ancic there but otherwise I have seen and heard nothing on this

ezekiel
10-31-2007, 03:44 PM
Is there any confirmation that Nole had foot surgery in the last few weeks? It's the first I've heard of it. Was it before or after Madrid?

No, he finnished in Madrid 10 days ago and he didn't have anything . There is something to this and he played awful in Paris last year too so I think it's just a long season and youth

Eden
10-31-2007, 03:45 PM
Okay we need details. Was this just after Madrid and what was it for?



The 20-year-old said he was struggling following dental surgery to remove two wisdom teeth.

"I couldn't give my 100 percent, not even 30 percent of my possibilities," Djokobvic said.

"He deserved to win. I'm still on medications. I didn't practise for a whole week, I only started practising two days ago. Physically, I'm not feeling at all good."

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2007/SPORT/10/31/tennis.paris/index.html?section=cnn_latest

njnetswill
10-31-2007, 03:46 PM
I love both, but Novak :help:.

Fabrice :yeah:

scoobs
10-31-2007, 03:47 PM
Either he had foot surgery or dental surgery or he keeps his teeth in a weird-ass place...

ezekiel
10-31-2007, 03:49 PM
Novak said himself that he had the foot surgery:



Source: http://www.globesports.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071031.wsptparis31/GSStory/GlobeSportsOther/home

well I don't know what to think, he had some foot troubles in Madrid and that was 10 days, if he had surgery and it can be anything, I can hardly see him playing in a few days.

Sunset of Age
10-31-2007, 03:51 PM
Either he had foot surgery or dental surgery or he keeps his teeth in a weird-ass place...

:lol: :bolt:

Seriously though, a removal of wisdom teeth can be pretty nasty indeed, and if he indeed still was taking painkillers, that would explain quite a lot.

ezekiel
10-31-2007, 03:52 PM
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2007/SPORT/10/31/tennis.paris/index.html?section=cnn_latest

that's more like it and makes sense. It puts him in doubt for TMC unfortunatelly

*Jean*
10-31-2007, 03:52 PM
Wow, what was that ... ? :o

Lee
10-31-2007, 03:53 PM
Either he had foot surgery or dental surgery or he keeps his teeth in a weird-ass place...

Or something lost in translation :o

osalsyst
10-31-2007, 03:54 PM
Yay Fab! :bowdown: One of the most fun players ever. 34 and still kicking ass. He should've beaten Blake in New York. But I guess this was redeeming after that crap loss to Benneteau last year.

I guess Batman is totally running out of gas. To be honest, I've kinda gotten sick of him since the Stepanek match. Now Murray's gonna own everyone.

ChinoRios4Ever
10-31-2007, 03:55 PM
just wow

i cant believe this Fixervic :eek:

scoobs
10-31-2007, 03:56 PM
In reality he got his wisdom toes removed. :angel: :bolt:
:haha:

Lee
10-31-2007, 03:57 PM
In reality he got his wisdom toes removed. :angel: :bolt:

:spit:

Merton
10-31-2007, 03:58 PM
Good tank Nole.

Last year in Paris was his worst match I saw and this was worst. It's a long year and all but he had much to play for and I don't see him coming close to the top anytime soon. What a waste :mad:

Yes, we finally have conclusive evidence about his trajectory towards the top now. Congrats for being so fast pointing it out :yeah:

Great win for Le Magicien :) he did show some of his magic, but most of the time it was just enough to stand there and return the balls, since Nole did all the work himself.

As for him, I have nothing to say. Really. (What can be said anyway?) The performance eerily similar to Moya match in Cincy.

But having nothing to say is a great opportunity for practicing tardism. So here we go:

He obviously tanked the match for two main reasons: 1) he wants to stay fresh for the top cats in Shanghai, 2) he wants his buddy Andy to appear there, so he gave him a fighting chance by tanking, since they both know Nole would've smashed him into pieces if they played.

(Now, am I getting good at this or what? :angel:)

No need to try too hard, just be your usual self :hug:

Good loss. Hope it keeps him away from Rafa.

Here's a first: GO RAFA!!!! :rocker: :lol:

Are you sure you are all right? :eek:

l_mac
10-31-2007, 03:58 PM
:haha: :haha:

If Nole was only 30% fit, why did he play?

I hope he manges to stage a remarkable comeback for Shanghai.

l_mac
10-31-2007, 03:59 PM
And why didn't he schedule his dental surgery for the off season? Was it emergency dental surgery?

Corey Feldman
10-31-2007, 04:00 PM
In reality he got his wisdom toes removed. :angel: :bolt::haha:!

n.sad
10-31-2007, 04:02 PM
"I had foot surgery a couple of weeks ago and I've been under medication since," said Djokovic after today match

ReturnWinner
10-31-2007, 04:02 PM
:worship: i Guess Fabrice played very well,its likely Fakevic had problems adapting Crazy fabrice game

Mateya
10-31-2007, 04:07 PM
Great tank or fix or whatever from the Djoke :haha:

He gets half million dollars for this tank, while Kolya has to pay fine? :retard: Well done ATP :retard:

wildegirl05
10-31-2007, 04:07 PM
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2007/SPORT/10/31/tennis.paris/index.html?section=cnn_latest

"I couldn't give my 100 percent, not even 30 percent of my possibilities," Djokobvic said.

Am I being too cynical if I conclude that he showed up in Paris only for the $ then?

Clara Bow
10-31-2007, 04:09 PM
:lol: :bolt:

Seriously though, a removal of wisdom teeth can be pretty nasty indeed, and if he indeed still was taking painkillers, that would explain quite a lot.


It must have been a rough procedure then because taking medication two weeks after getting your wisdon teeth surgery is :eek:. I think my friends and I only took pain killers for three to five days or so- much to our chagrin. :lol: The nasty cleaning procedure of course had to last a lot longer.

I am sure he will come out fighting in Shanghai.


"I had foot surgery a couple of weeks ago and I've been under medication since," said Djokovic after today match

Folks have provided sources upthread that indicate that it was actually dental, not foot surgery - early articles had a mistranslation. :)

ReturnWinner
10-31-2007, 04:11 PM
Am I being too cynical if I conclude that he showed up in Paris only for the $ then?

maybe the real motive was just to wear the batman mask

ReturnWinner
10-31-2007, 04:11 PM
but I am sure he played very bad but he should not be losing that easy to santoro on any court

ezekiel
10-31-2007, 04:15 PM
Good loss. Hope it keeps him away from Rafa.

Here's a first: GO RAFA!!!! :rocker: :lol:

Roger must be grinning ear to ear that Nole got some toothache :D :D :D

n.sad
10-31-2007, 04:15 PM
who is crazy here??????? http://www.tennis.com/ they said foot surgery......

marcRD
10-31-2007, 04:16 PM
Why would Djokovic tank in this match? It is a big tournament and it is not like he is tired or played last week.

wildegirl05
10-31-2007, 04:17 PM
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2007/SPORT/10/31/tennis.paris/index.html?section=cnn_latest

maybe the real motive was just to wear the batman mask

:lol: it IS a good look for him ;)

ASP0315
10-31-2007, 04:18 PM
expected win from santoro.

ezekiel
10-31-2007, 04:20 PM
"I had foot surgery a couple of weeks ago and I've been under medication since," said Djokovic after today match

it's DENTAL , you don't take mediacation after foot surgery, granted it has to be a major dental work to require medication but what do I know. Obviously a typo

ASP0315
10-31-2007, 04:22 PM
well way to fix the match nole. anyway who bet on santoro today?
congrats santoro backers

Clara Bow
10-31-2007, 04:22 PM
who is crazy here??????? http://www.tennis.com/ they said foot surgery......

No one called you crazy- folks have just pointed out that there was a mistranslation that initally said foot surgery but has since been corrected in articles such as here

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SPORT/10/31/tennis.paris/index.html?section=cnn_latest

that say dental.

If you are calling folks crazy for trying to be helpful and pointing out there was a mistranslation- thanks- so sweet! :hug:

ezekiel
10-31-2007, 04:25 PM
but I am sure he played very bad but he should not be losing that easy to santoro on any court

he played passive like Murray. Santoro looked younger and more aggresive out there

Eden
10-31-2007, 04:26 PM
Why would Djokovic tank in this match? It is a big tournament and it is not like he is tired or played last week.

Exactly my thought. Novak seems to be a very ambitious player and therefore I don't see why he would miss an opportunity to go further in a tournament. There's still the whole next week to rest before Shanghai.

I don't know how much he was bothered with what kind of injury, but as we have seen in the past he doesn't hesitate to retire when he feels the need to.

Psichogauchovna
10-31-2007, 04:26 PM
:lol:

congrats, Fabrice :yeah:

Bad Religion
10-31-2007, 04:27 PM
What a shame Nole , losing to this french clown Santoro (404 tour losses) :o

Clara Bow
10-31-2007, 04:28 PM
I don't know how much he was bothered with what kind of injury, but as we have seen in the past he doesn't hesitate to retire when he feels the need to.

Maybe since wisdon teeth removal does not ususally take two weeks to recover from (outside of cleaning), he thought he would be able to play and therefore did not withdraw from the tournament.

marcRD
10-31-2007, 04:32 PM
What a shame Nole , losing to this french clown Santoro (404 tour losses) :o

Anyone who calls Santoro a clown should be banned from MTF IMO, he is the greatest legend playing in the atp today and has beaten every great from all generations he has had the oppurtunity to play so show some respect.

foul_dwimmerlaik
10-31-2007, 04:34 PM
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2007/SPORT/10/31/tennis.paris/index.html?section=cnn_latest
Well, that explains it all right. Wisdom teeth are nasty business, I can sympathize.

It just hammer home the point of how young most of these players are - boys really. Get well, Nole.

R.Federer
10-31-2007, 04:34 PM
:haha: :haha:

If Nole was only 30% fit, why did he play?


$$$$$$$$ :inlove: $$$$$$$$

tripb19
10-31-2007, 04:38 PM
*to the theme of Batman*

Na na na na na na na na FI-XER

Rogiman
10-31-2007, 04:39 PM
Anyone who calls Santoro a clown should be banned from MTF IMO, he is the greatest legend playing in the atp today and has beaten every great from all generations he has had the oppurtunity to play so show some respect.Relax, it's only Bad Religion, a living proof that sex between siblings should be banned :lol: :o

Sunset of Age
10-31-2007, 04:42 PM
Maybe since wisdon teeth removal does not ususally take two weeks to recover from (outside of cleaning), he thought he would be able to play and therefore did not withdraw from the tournament.

Well, it can be a really dirty job - sometimes infections appear quite a time afterwards, etc. Anyway - if he wasn't fit, he shouldn't have played AT ALL. So apparently he just came over to collect the bucks... :rolleyes:

n.sad
10-31-2007, 04:44 PM
No one called you crazy- folks have just pointed out that there was a mistranslation that initally said foot surgery but has since been corrected in articles such as here

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SPORT/10/31/tennis.paris/index.html?section=cnn_latest

that say dental.

If you are calling folks crazy for trying to be helpful and pointing out there was a mistranslation- thanks- so sweet! :hug:

Sorry if somebody thinks I sad something bad, we use that expression in serbian when something is confused. Anyway thanks for the explanation :worship:

Bad Religion
10-31-2007, 04:45 PM
Anyone who calls Santoro a clown should be banned from MTF IMO, he is the greatest legend playing in the atp today and has beaten every great from all generations he has had the oppurtunity to play so show some respect.

Santoro Legend ?


That clown should be in the Hall of Shame due to his 404 defeats

Clara Bow
10-31-2007, 04:48 PM
Sorry if somebody thinks I sad something bad, we use that expression in serbian when something is confused. Anyway thanks for the explanation :worship:

It is interesting to learn about the different naunces of expressions in different languages. :) It can also be confusing when one story says foot surgery and another says dental surgery- I know I was confused about what he had done where. :lol: Tennis press can be prone to misquoting, etc.- it can drive me batty.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-31-2007, 05:06 PM
haha always nice to see the cheater lost.
Well done Fab! :worship:

Havok
10-31-2007, 05:09 PM
And here I thought Roddick's loss to Santoro was bad. :o

I hope for the sake of the event, the good Djokovic tunrs up for the TMC.

dylan24
10-31-2007, 05:14 PM
what a tank by novak
just like vs moya in cincy
novak better be careful
he could soon become someone like donkey

vincayou
10-31-2007, 05:16 PM
The ten year domination has started. Watch out!

barbadosan
10-31-2007, 05:21 PM
Either he had foot surgery or dental surgery or he keeps his teeth in a weird-ass place...

Is that what's called putting your foot in your mouth? :angel:

MisterQ
10-31-2007, 06:01 PM
Mark my words, by the age of 40 Santoro will be winning grand slams. :lol:

:worship:

Hola Mr. SK
10-31-2007, 06:21 PM
Nole :rocker2:

trixtah
10-31-2007, 06:52 PM
Santoro is a riot

"This was not what I had scheduled."

Kuhne
10-31-2007, 09:17 PM
Time to get off the Djokowagon guys

dylan24
10-31-2007, 09:18 PM
i've lost all respect for this djokovic character

first he tanks this year to his buddy troicki
then he brings in that whore sharapova to his box for us open final
now this tank vs santoro..he only came to paris to pick up the bonus check.

in addition, his fucking medical timeouts...
i really hope he never wins a slam

Spes
10-31-2007, 10:04 PM
i assume this was to get ready for shanghai.

well done to fabrice, however. always been a fan of his and hope he goes even further. :hatoff:

go train your ass off, nole. you can win shanghai.

Bascule
10-31-2007, 11:22 PM
Time to get off the Djokowagon guys

:haha:
sure:yeah:

ASP0315
10-31-2007, 11:28 PM
i've lost all respect for this djokovic character

first he tanks this year to his buddy troicki
then he brings in that whore sharapova to his box for us open final
now this tank vs santoro..he only came to paris to pick up the bonus check.

in addition, his fucking medical timeouts...
i really hope he never wins a slam

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

The Freak
10-31-2007, 11:43 PM
Djokovic :o

Forehander
11-01-2007, 01:56 AM
lol

martinatreue
11-01-2007, 03:32 AM
Who is the clown posting on here knocking Fabrice the magician?? Ssntoro rocks!!! he is not a clone boring player like Mugnacio Chela for example :)

Marek.
11-01-2007, 03:34 AM
Good for Fabrice :yeah: He should give Murray a pretty good test also.

mangoes
11-01-2007, 04:46 AM
Roger must be grinning ear to ear that Nole got some toothache :D :D :D

I'm sure that's what his parents said to him after his tank job............after all, he is the self proclaimed no. 1:rolleyes: :rolleyes: So Roger must be frightened of him...

Medina
11-01-2007, 06:19 AM
Who is the clown posting on here knocking Fabrice the magician?? Ssntoro rocks!!! he is not a clone boring player like Mugnacio Chela for example :)

He is very boring to tell you now, What does he do, Slicve every bloody forehand that comes to you, when i saw him ver montanes, the first game i watched, then i went to bed, i would of liked to watch a more intresting match. Your comment towards Chela, very old and his a great player not boring..