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Novak Djokovic wins first GS, beats Tsonga 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in AO Final

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Dimonator133
01-27-2008, 11:50 AM
The Djoker the Smoker the Midnight Toker:worship:

Eden
01-27-2008, 11:51 AM
Match isn't over :rolleyes:

Tom Paulman
01-27-2008, 11:51 AM
It is over.

Guevara01
01-27-2008, 11:52 AM
How completely disrespectful of you to post before the match is over.

Kolya
01-27-2008, 11:52 AM
A bit premature there mate.

Deivid23
01-27-2008, 11:52 AM
Noleeeee :worship:

Huge congrats on your first (it won´t be last for sure) Slam :yeah:

Tight start from both youngsters but after a couple of games JW settled better, nailed the first set and was the better player until mid 2nd set but once Nole realized he should be more agressive to put Tsonga into backfoot, it could only be one winner.

The better and more talented player won as expected :D

Kolya
01-27-2008, 11:52 AM
Congrats to Fakervic.

Bascule
01-27-2008, 11:52 AM
Wow!

alelysafina
01-27-2008, 11:53 AM
Congrats Novak :D

That was an amazing run for Jo Tsonga :)

Guevara01
01-27-2008, 11:54 AM
Credit to both players. Fantastic match.

Dimonator133
01-27-2008, 11:54 AM
How completely disrespectful of you to post before the match is over.

wrong

it was over when i posted

your TV is slow

Scotso
01-27-2008, 11:54 AM
Nole :worship:

so happy! :D

eck
01-27-2008, 11:54 AM
:lol:

Federer won't be happy. :p

Tsonga played an amazing first set, and just keep falling as the set went on. And I think this entire match, it was in the hands of Tsonga, more than Djokovic.

Keep on the 1st set level through the year, Tsonga.

nhissan
01-27-2008, 11:54 AM
Djokovic has 0 class medical time for what?

his entourage fuckin' sucks

anon57
01-27-2008, 11:55 AM
Congrats to Djokovic, he seemed rather nervous in the beginning and after losing the first set it looked for a moment like he was going to fall apart but recovered nicely after that and started playing much better afterwards. Tsonga played well for parts of the match but just wasn't consistent enough to really hurt Djokovic.

Dimonator133
01-27-2008, 11:55 AM
Credit to both players. Fantastic match.

entertaining, hardly fantastic

richie21
01-27-2008, 11:55 AM
Well deserved for Djokovic.
He was the better player until he injured himself and then Tsonga totally choked.

Albop
01-27-2008, 11:55 AM
:yawn:

juja_06
01-27-2008, 11:55 AM
when will he win another grandslam? maybe never again because not only of his attitude but his family as well.

BgStallion
01-27-2008, 11:56 AM
An undeserved victory. 50 bounces on bps and sps... Yet another fake injury ...
Without his gamesmanship he wouldn't have been able to win...
This is a warning to all of you fangirls and fanboys out there -
Believe me this day will come as there is a little justice in the world when all of his gamesmanship will return to him and he will get injured - and it won't be fake :)

Björki
01-27-2008, 11:56 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

:bigclap: well done Nole :worship:

bokehlicious
01-27-2008, 11:56 AM
Black day for tennis

leng jai
01-27-2008, 11:56 AM
The usual fucken lame antics from Fakervic and his entourage. Tsonga played terribly after the first set and threw away the tie breaker.

Fee
01-27-2008, 11:56 AM
:banana:

:banana:

:banana:

Allegretto
01-27-2008, 11:56 AM
Nice for Novak to have his traditional faking of an injury slipped in there to celebrate his first grand slam win. :yeah:

"Oh god, my legs, I can barely walk, I think I'm gonna die and... haha, love service game! Watch me sprint!"

Utter mug. Tennis is the loser today. :o

fedfanatic2008
01-27-2008, 11:56 AM
like those french pricks were any better? too freaking annoying.

BgStallion
01-27-2008, 11:56 AM
Black day for tennis

Indeed

Naide
01-27-2008, 11:56 AM
Congrats :yeah:
Jo :awww:

TMJordan
01-27-2008, 11:57 AM
I don't like Djokovic.

I lost the little respect I had for him by watching this match.

Good effort Jo, you will have another chance I'm sure of it.

kobulingam
01-27-2008, 11:57 AM
That medical timeout was very well timed. He couldn't by a first serve the game before it.

Someone needs to make up a rule for ball bouncing.

Bascule
01-27-2008, 11:57 AM
This is fantastic, for Novak, as for serbian tennis!
Here in Belgrade, there is great celebration!

Albop
01-27-2008, 11:57 AM
Black day for tennis

Indeed

:shrug:

dijus
01-27-2008, 11:57 AM
:sad:

Mechlan
01-27-2008, 11:57 AM
Djokovic played better. Aggressive, great defense. Tsonga had his chances but missed on the important points, and Djokovic didn't.

Can't stand his family but he deserved the win.

zicofirol
01-27-2008, 11:57 AM
good game. The 10 second ball bouncing does get fucking annoying though....

BgStallion
01-27-2008, 11:57 AM
The usual fucken lame antics from Fakervic and his entourage. Tsonga played terribly after the first set and threw away the tie breaker.
Spot on

Sunset of Age
01-27-2008, 11:57 AM
Entertaining match, congrats to Djoko who was clearly the better player when it truly mattered. :hatoff:

Congrats to Tsonga too - what an achievement to reach the final here. Hope we'll be seeing more of him in the upcoming tournaments, as his game is lovely to watch. :worship:

Guevara01
01-27-2008, 11:57 AM
entertaining, hardly fantastic

Do you want to fuck off mate? Each to their own. I thought it was fantastic, I don't really care what you think.

Dougie
01-27-2008, 11:58 AM
Well, I guess the timeout and constant delaying of the game were worth it then. His mommy and daddy must be really proud. For the sake of the game I hope the marching order will be restored soon. Congratulations anyway...

tennisgal_001
01-27-2008, 11:58 AM
Tough luck Tsonga, he had his chances but his fitness and inexperience failed him at time.
Congrats to Djokovic, plenty of controversial issues raised in this match I think, but he played a very solid match after the first set.

An entertaining match overall.

dj_mercury
01-27-2008, 11:58 AM
Good match, Djokovic made a nice recover, he faced some tough situations early in the second set. Attitudes, antics, family or not, he deserved this title. Congrats also to Tsonga for this exploit result and for taking away the only set that Djokovic lost in this tournament.

Eden
01-27-2008, 11:58 AM
Congrats to Novak for his first GS. Deserved winner of the tournament.

Congrats to JW for an excellent tournament and a great final. Hope he can keep up his level :)

fedfanatic2008
01-27-2008, 11:58 AM
Nice for Novak to have his traditional faking of an injury slipped in there to celebrate his first grand slam win. :yeah:

"Oh god, my legs, I can barely walk, I think I'm gonna die and... haha, love service game! Watch me sprint!"

Utter mug. Tennis is the loser today. :o

Well he successfully gave you your "reason to complain" because he play was too good for you to complain about. And it isn't like that "medical timeout" derailed anything, tsonga was already well on his way to losing.

Fee
01-27-2008, 11:58 AM
:yippee:

:yippee:

:yippee:

n.sad
01-27-2008, 11:58 AM
NOLEEEEEEEEE I'm so happy :) :) :O) serbia has first grand slam single title

2moretogo
01-27-2008, 11:58 AM
I credit Nole for making it 16 straight winners of AO after winning the second set.

Other than that completely classless by Nole, but I have to give him credit he is a fine tooled machine. Take insanely long to serve, call the trainer for a massage when you are showing no signs of injury, and then though you were treated for a hamstring injury, do the splits 3 pts later. Sublime. But all that counts is the win right?

Tsonga played well the first set and a half, and then in that four set. HOWEVER, HOW FUCKING DARE YOU with all that game at net play 10 METERS behind the baseline? But this was your 5 grandslam and first championship, hopefully it won't be your last because you are truly a joy to watch.

Jadranka
01-27-2008, 11:59 AM
WELL DONE NOLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
amazing match!!!! :worship:

Voo de Mar
01-27-2008, 11:59 AM
Good match :) Djokovic has deserved to win this title.
Tsonga still without a five-set match :awww:

Scotso
01-27-2008, 11:59 AM
:banana:

Boo @ this thread starter for posting before the match was over.

So happy for Nole!

And re: the ball bounces. Get the fuck over it. :rolleyes:

t0x
01-27-2008, 11:59 AM
Despite the injury timeout, ball bouncing, annoying family and antics - Djoko was the better player. He was able to attack and defend.

Well done to Tsonga too! What a great 2 weeks for him!

BgStallion
01-27-2008, 11:59 AM
Entertaining match, congrats to Djoko who was clearly the better player when it truly mattered. :hatoff:

Congrats to Tsonga too - what an achievement to reach the final here. Hope we'll be seeing more of him in the upcoming tournaments, as his game is lovely to watch. :worship:

Entertaining? This was the most bs slam final in years. So many UEs with both of the players playing bs and one of them using gamesmanship as usual.

Dimonator133
01-27-2008, 11:59 AM
amazing match!!!! :worship:

u werent watching the same match as we were

shawn55576
01-27-2008, 11:59 AM
Novak's family has zero class. A disgrace.

The ball bouncing is b.s as well.

bad gambler
01-27-2008, 11:59 AM
Congrats

BgStallion
01-27-2008, 12:00 PM
WELL DONE NOLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
amazing match!!!! :worship:

Pf :p

Dougie
01-27-2008, 12:00 PM
Do you want to fuck off mate? Each to their own. I thought it was fantastic, I don't really care what you think.

You still care enough to reply? Why don´t you take an injury-timeout, and try to come up with something more constructive and less aggressive with your next 14 posts.

Ceze
01-27-2008, 12:00 PM
bad luck Jo :hug: :sad:

Baghdatis72
01-27-2008, 12:00 PM
Nole :rocker2:

It's not lonely close to the top anymore :devil:

2moretogo
01-27-2008, 12:00 PM
Well deserved for Djokovic.
He was the better player until he injured himself and then Tsonga totally choked.

No, then he went to the Monfils' school of standing 20 feet behind the baseline. :devil:

richie21
01-27-2008, 12:00 PM
Despite the injury timeout, ball bouncing, annoying family and antics - Djoko was the better player. He was able to attack and defend.

Yeah i agree.
Until he injured himself,he was the better player ,especially in the third set where he played amazingly.

saippuakauppias
01-27-2008, 12:00 PM
Congrats medical timeoutovic

Good run Jo, too bad you couldn't take down timeoutovic too. Better luck next time.

krystlel
01-27-2008, 12:01 PM
Once Djokovic started flattening out his groundstrokes more midway in the second set, he started gaining the ascendency in the rallies. Then shortly later, Tsonga started to get far more inconsistent. Good opportunity for Tsonga in that set point in the 4th set but he couldn't take it.

Interesting atmosphere with the crowd not being pleased with some of Djokovic's antics.

Lucinda
01-27-2008, 12:01 PM
I didn't really care who won going into the match, but I found myself rooting for Tsonga after seeing the way Novak and his family acted... Oh well, he certainly didn't win any new fans with his actions.

hra87
01-27-2008, 12:01 PM
Boy did that suck. And my hopes were so high after that first set...

l_mac
01-27-2008, 12:02 PM
Too consistent from Nole after Tsonga dropped a level.

Congrats to him.

Can't stand him :lol: :lol:

Rogiman
01-27-2008, 12:02 PM
Congratulations to Novak, a deserving champion and the best play in the draw by far.

He should, however, learn how to behave on court, or the people will start missing Hewitt, the last GS champ to have had so many haters.

Mechlan
01-27-2008, 12:02 PM
Also, great run from JW. Congrats to him on a fantastic tournament and looking forward to great things in the future.

CyBorg
01-27-2008, 12:02 PM
Djoko could have played another five hours out there. Very good final. Tsonga ran out of steam. Hope he'll get better. I really want this guy to win Wimbledon now, but I'm not yet convinced he's the real deal. We'll see.

fedfanatic2008
01-27-2008, 12:02 PM
That medical timeout was very well timed. He couldn't by a first serve the game before it.

Someone needs to make up a rule for ball bouncing.

Someone needs to make up a rule for ball bouncing, can't we just go ahead and make a rule for everything? i mean, lets make rules so you can choose who wins the matches? would it please you?

Also, the other day when Tsonga was playing Nadal and the whole, he is taking to long, no he is serving to quickly. how can you put a limit on the amount of time as far as length goes on a serve, and then not put a limit on the amount of time that needs to go by before someone serves. As the announcer said, it is his job to adapt to the other guys quick serve. Isn't it, the other players job to adapt to the slow serving? Just a weird way of doing rules. Rewards some and not others.

Jadranka
01-27-2008, 12:03 PM
Pf :p

:p his ball bouncing ruleeeez :lol:

JBdV
01-27-2008, 12:03 PM
Thank you for an enjoyable and unforgettable 2 weeks Jo, you surpassed all my expectations and played some tennis that was a joy to watch :yeah:

Bibberz
01-27-2008, 12:03 PM
I thought Djokovic responded well when he faced that break point late in the fourth set--first serve, drop shot, and volley. It would have been even better if he didn't yell at the crowd afterward. He looked very Andy Roddickish when he started jawing. I'm still glad he won, though.

Deivid23
01-27-2008, 12:03 PM
Lots of pissed people around :haha:

Love it :D

Regenbogen
01-27-2008, 12:03 PM
enjoyable match and I'm one of the apparently few who wanted Djokovic to win, not that I'm a huge fan or anything

congrats to both on being there in the first place

my0118
01-27-2008, 12:04 PM
I think a player who has tough mentality and more experience wins. After the 3rd set started, Jo quite made silly errors and showed his inexperience while Novak hanged in there until the end, which paid off.

ReturnWinner
01-27-2008, 12:04 PM
The match was very good, Too bad Tsonga could not take that bp in 5-5 and obviously his match was way intense than against Nadal and his other rivals, so his shot accuracy went down since middle of the second set and the Faker was pretty solid off both sides and served very well and was pretty smart in his playing, its so difficult to sustain that go for broke game in a five set match against such a quality player like the serbian ,again Nadal he dominated completely so he was not fully tested. and of course Fakervic had to fake again :rolleyes: and the guy was acting like a brat like against Federer , the same for his camp

2moretogo
01-27-2008, 12:05 PM
:banana:

Boo @ this thread starter for posting before the match was over.

So happy for Nole!

And re: the ball bounces. Get the fuck over it. :rolleyes:

Are you kidding me? It is CHEATING because it is not apart of his service motion. He is over time. The only difference is he is bouncing the ball instead of walking around or just standing there. But like I said, whatever it takes to win, but please don't try to excuse this as some sort of acceptable behavior.

gamesport
01-27-2008, 12:05 PM
good match altogether, glad i stayed up for it

Mechlan
01-27-2008, 12:05 PM
Djoko could have played another five hours out there.

You mean with strategically taken timeouts in between, right? :p

Dimonator133
01-27-2008, 12:05 PM
Carlos:worship:

l_mac
01-27-2008, 12:05 PM
I would not mind if his dad broke his leg jumping for joy tonight, then the rest of them can follow him.
:lol:

You called it wrong :mad:

I like your new sig :haha: :haha:

Fee
01-27-2008, 12:06 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

richie21
01-27-2008, 12:06 PM
The match was very good, Too bad Tsonga could not take that bp in 5-5 and obviously his match was way intense than against Nadal and his other rivals, so his shot accuracy went down since middle of the second set and the Faker was pretty solid off both sides and served very well and was pretty smart in his playing, its so difficult to sustain that go for broke game in a five set match against such a quality player like the serbian ,again Nadal he dominated completely so he was not fully tested. and of course Fakervic had to fake again :rolleyes: and the guy was acting like a brat like against Federer , the same for his camp

Completely agree.
Djokovic hitted the ball with so much more pace than Murray,Gasquet or Nadal on both wings and that's why Tsonga couldn't dominate him like he dominated the other 3.

BgStallion
01-27-2008, 12:06 PM
Thank you for an enjoyable and unforgettable 2 weeks Jo, you surpassed all my expectations and played some tennis that was a joy to watch :yeah:
Yep - the thought of that somehow manages to erase the pain from the final :D It's good to stay positive.

fedfanatic2008
01-27-2008, 12:07 PM
Are you kidding me? It is CHEATING because it is not apart of his service motion. He is over time. The only difference is he is bouncing the ball instead of walking around or just standing there. But like I said, whatever it takes to win, but please don't try to excuse this as some sort of acceptable behavior.

well technically getting your towel is not part of the service motion either, so when players wipe off with their towel in between points it is equally cheating.

tennisgal_001
01-27-2008, 12:07 PM
Jo-Willy is such a sweetheart! He still finds a way to smile in the trophy ceremony even after losing a heartbreaking final.

I can't wait for Djoko's presser :devil:

TMJordan
01-27-2008, 12:08 PM
:lol:

You called it wrong :mad:

I like your new sig :haha: :haha:

I know :sad:

He really got under my skin today :mad:

Stensland
01-27-2008, 12:08 PM
boo. and another boo @ mtf for erasing my previous comment.

Fee
01-27-2008, 12:08 PM
Thank you for an enjoyable and unforgettable 2 weeks Jo, you surpassed all my expectations and played some tennis that was a joy to watch :yeah:

I agree with this. It is very awesome to have Tsonga in the Top 20. I hope he can keep this going all year, it would be a lot of fun to have him at the Masters Cup . :D

World Beater
01-27-2008, 12:09 PM
Novak is a prick but he's a hell of a player. Deserved to win for sure.

DDrago2
01-27-2008, 12:09 PM
Tsonga had the game but not the expirience to win. His TB was awfull

What a huge moment for Djokovic. He is not a kid anymore, now can say goodbye to his family

leng jai
01-27-2008, 12:09 PM
At least the melbourne crowd now knows how much of a moronic tool he is now.

AnnaK_4ever
01-27-2008, 12:10 PM
What a pity Tsonga folded like a cheap tent after the first set :sad:

Djokovic has got everything it takes to win more Slams but I just can't stand him and his antics.

Albop
01-27-2008, 12:10 PM
hahaha what a funny asshole

tennisgal_001
01-27-2008, 12:10 PM
Djokovic about Jo, "I know the crowd wanted him to win more"...WOAH :o

ReturnWinner
01-27-2008, 12:11 PM
Completely agree.
Djokovic hitted the ball with so much more pace than Murray,Gasquet or Nadal on both wings and that's why Tsonga couldn't dominate him like he dominated the other 3.

well Fakervic is one of the best ball striker in the game off both sides,taking the ball pretty early, that is the reason why he is better than Murray and Gasquet.

l_mac
01-27-2008, 12:11 PM
get over it you god damn moron

u met him once. big deal.

DEAL WITH IT!

Surely can't be long till you get banned again.

eck
01-27-2008, 12:11 PM
:lol:
Not too hard to figure out that 70% wanted Jo to win. :p

fedfanatic2008
01-27-2008, 12:11 PM
Djokovic about Jo, "I know the crowd wanted him to win more"...WOAH :o

true though isn't it?

Scotso
01-27-2008, 12:12 PM
I like how people call Novak classless... then openly hope for his family to break their legs and such. Nice.

Bijoux0021
01-27-2008, 12:12 PM
Congrats to Djokovic. :worship:

Better luck next time, Tsonga.

After a well played first set, Tsonga started playing further and further away from the baseline and making lots of errors.

World Beater
01-27-2008, 12:12 PM
good presentation from nole. He is a prick but a charismatic one for sure. :yeah:

Corey Feldman
01-27-2008, 12:12 PM
What a lame ass attempt at a passing shot from Tsonga when he had BP at 5-5 in the fourth set - just pansy assed it right into where Nole was standing, summed him up on the big points today :o

cograts on your first and last GS win Djokovic ;)

Albop
01-27-2008, 12:12 PM
Djokovic about Jo, "I know the crowd wanted him to win more"...WOAH :o

i almost die for the laugh he give to me :rolleyes:

richie21
01-27-2008, 12:12 PM
well Fakervic is one of the best ball striker in the game off both sides,taking the ball pretty early, that is the reason why he is better than Murray and Gasquet.

He also moves way better than Murray and Gasquet.
Some of his defenses were simply ridiculous.

Dimonator133
01-27-2008, 12:12 PM
haaha well played by Djokovic

Shanna
01-27-2008, 12:13 PM
Congrats Novak! :yeah:

Nice to see Tsonga going so far, hope he can keep this level throughout the season.

TMJordan
01-27-2008, 12:13 PM
I like how people call Novak classless... then openly hope for his family to break their legs and such. Nice.

Yes and his dad putting his thumbs down as Federer left the court was nice you tool :wavey:

yomike
01-27-2008, 12:13 PM
So Tsonga's dream run ends. Congrats on Novak nonetheless.
Novak's antics hasn't really change. First time I saw him play against Coria he was also doing the same thing.

Dimonator133
01-27-2008, 12:14 PM
quit bashing Juri Sharapov

2moretogo
01-27-2008, 12:14 PM
well technically getting your towel is not part of the service motion either, so when players wipe off with their towel in between points it is equally cheating.

Which they are called for by the chair if it gets extreme. Trust me, this isn't good for tennis, and somewhere, closer than we think since Nole has two brothers who play, kids are beinng taught to bounce the ball 20 times in between serves, let alone points. :wavey:

MissMelly2U
01-27-2008, 12:14 PM
Great match :worship: Much better than I expected.

Tsonga: :sad: Good fight! I think inexperience and a little fatigue did him in.

Djokovic: Way to close it out for the win. I was VERY impressed with his game. His deportment needs improvement. :rolleyes: Didn't he spit at the crowd at some point? And what was up with that little massage disguised as an injury timeout.
I like Novak, almost against my better sense. He is tilting on the edge for me as a fan. He thinks that he is playing against his opponent and the crowd. Well the only person he has to blame for that is himself (and his box).

I'm sure that ADIDAS is happy with this result!

Rumour
01-27-2008, 12:14 PM
It's all over...:sad:

Well, it was fun while it lasted for Tsonga :hug: Congrats to Djokovic for keeping it together when it mattered and winning his first Slam :wavey:

god i was OK with Djoker winning until I remembered bastard Fee was a fan of his

Boo @ this thread starter for posting before the match was over.
Typical behaviour from this charming individual who will hopefully get suspended again or, better yet, banned from here altogether :devil:

ReturnWinner
01-27-2008, 12:15 PM
He also moves way better than Murray and Gasquet.
Some of his defenses were simply ridiculous.

mmm he moves very well but not much better than those players, his ball striking is the difference, and he is a better server too

Sunset of Age
01-27-2008, 12:15 PM
Entertaining? This was the most bs slam final in years. So many UEs with both of the players playing bs and one of them using gamesmanship as usual.

Perhaps you noticed I used the word 'entertaining' rather than 'good'? ;)
And yes, I found it entertaining, especially as I didn't exactly expect such a great performance from Tsonga in that final, as he is completely inexperienced in such an environment.

mickymouse
01-27-2008, 12:16 PM
This was like 2006 AO with Baghdatis outplaying Federer in the first 2 sets but Fed weathering the storm until he got the crucial break.
Djokovic never looked in trouble of losing after breaking Tsonga in the second set.

fangirl
01-27-2008, 12:16 PM
I am not even going to bother with diplomacy tonight because I am thrilled:

HELL YES NOVAK!!!

janko
01-27-2008, 12:17 PM
Well done Nole! First one out of the way! :)

Some of theposters on here have the nerve to call other people classless! he he

2moretogo
01-27-2008, 12:17 PM
Djokovic about Jo, "I know the crowd wanted him to win more"...WOAH :o

Easy to say this when you are holding the bigger trophy and won the "war":devil:

TheBoiledEgg
01-27-2008, 12:17 PM
Jo-Wilfried :( :(

Djoker doing his usual fake injury scam :rolleyes:

Scotso
01-27-2008, 12:18 PM
Yes and his dad putting his thumbs down as Federer left the court was nice you tool :wavey:

That didn't happen. I'm sure you'd like to believe it happened, but it didn't.

Stop being a poor loser. :shrug:

vincayou
01-27-2008, 12:18 PM
Aww, there was a sense of fate when I started watching, never thought Djokovic would lose this.

Unfortunately, Jo didn't play at the same level than against Nadal or even Youzhny, but it's human. First final, he was caught by the thing in the middle of the 2nd. This was more a normal pre australian open Jo from there. Good, but not extraterrestrial. Too bad, because Djokovic was not in a great day, very nervous. Solid enough to win.

Congrats to his fans.

Argh this BP at 5-5... that was close!

TMJordan
01-27-2008, 12:18 PM
That didn't happen. I'm sure you'd like to believe it happened, but it didn't.

Stop being a poor loser. :shrug:

Did you see the youtube video?

tennisgal_001
01-27-2008, 12:19 PM
true though isn't it?

Yes, and for a pretty good reason too. Still, it was a cheap shot on his part to say that.

Julio
01-27-2008, 12:20 PM
Argh this BP at 5-5... that was close!

Surely THE point of the final. ;)

fedfanatic2008
01-27-2008, 12:20 PM
Which they are called for by the chair if it gets extreme. Trust me, this isn't good for tennis, and somewhere, closer than we think since Nole has two brothers who play, kids are beinng taught to bounce the ball 20 times in between serves, let alone points. :wavey:

i understand you point, i just don't see it the same way. tennis is about adapting to your opponent (as are most sports), and if you know that is how they play, you can't let it bother you. it isn't like the opponent isn't partly benefiting from it too (with the same rest as the server). and i read someone state the time rule was to help speed up tennis for the fans. ARE YOU SERIOUS, we are speeding up tennis for the fans? it is not about us as the fans, we are merely viewers of a great sport. if it is going too slow for you, don't watch that match.

richie21
01-27-2008, 12:20 PM
mmm he moves very well but not much better than those players, his ball striking is the difference, and he is a better server too

Much better than Gasquet anyway.
Gasquet looked like slow as fuck against Tsonga

Magical Trevor
01-27-2008, 12:21 PM
Full credit to Novak, I didn't think he could play the way he did. He really stepped it up with his serving and flattening out the groundies after the first set. Tsonga couldn't impose himself at all the way he did in the last couple of sets. Of course Tsonga was a bit tighter tonight as well, but a lot of that was Novak's change in tactics.

so yeah, congrats to Djokovic for that effort.

Dimonator133
01-27-2008, 12:21 PM
Did you see the youtube video?

no

link please

Bilbo
01-27-2008, 12:21 PM
Noleeeee :worship:

Huge congrats on your first (it won´t be last for sure) Slam :yeah:

Tight start from both youngsters but after a couple of games JW settled better, nailed the first set and was the better player until mid 2nd set but once Nole realized he should be more agressive to put Tsonga into backfoot, it could only be one winner.

The better and more talented player won as expected :D

I can't believe you are a fan of this prick

Pity Jo lost, he's a good character.

Medina
01-27-2008, 12:21 PM
:woohoo: :bowdown:

Shabazza
01-27-2008, 12:21 PM
Congrats to Nole he deserved this title for sure, but today his on-court antics did rub me the wrong way. Tsonga had his chances but couldn'T convert the BP in the 4th (that passing shot was poor, why not go right at him?).
Anyway great week for Tsonga and good luck for the rest of the season. :yeah:
Djokovic, you'e the real deal. :worship:
But tone down your celebrations a bit, I know your a smart and friendly guy off the court. Wouldn't hurt if you'd show it on the court as well. ;)

fedfanatic2008
01-27-2008, 12:22 PM
Yes, and for a pretty good reason too. Still, it was a cheap shot on his part to say that.

why a cheap shot? their weren't cheap shots by the fans? (to his parents? box?)

however those french fans got seats right behind his parents box is just unbelievable to me.

2moretogo
01-27-2008, 12:22 PM
I'm sure that ADIDAS is happy with this result!

Somewhere ADIDAS is saying "NIKE who?":devil: And somewhere NIKE is saying, "Just look at the winner of the women's final bitches.":haha:

Tzar
01-27-2008, 12:22 PM
Nole :woohoo:

Meeek
01-27-2008, 12:22 PM
Well done Novak! :bigclap:

TMJordan
01-27-2008, 12:23 PM
no

link please

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EDx5_tZgFS0

Clara Bow
01-27-2008, 12:23 PM
First - congrats to Nole and good luck next time JW.


To be all shallow-

But am I the only one who thinks that Jo looks kinda meh in terms of looks when he is playing but in his interviews he is just :drool:.

Alex999
01-27-2008, 12:24 PM
Congrats to both players. Novak is a new champion (like it or not).

HarryMan
01-27-2008, 12:24 PM
Congrats Novak for winning your first slam title :worship:

Tsonga had a great two weeks too. But again beating Murray, Gasquet, Nadal is one thing and trying to beat the Djoker is a totally different ball game :p

savesthedizzle
01-27-2008, 12:24 PM
Oh my gosh I am so happy :)

And I am glad I was proven wrong. I'm sure everyone remembers the post of mine our dear Zeke had in his siggy for all of last year where I said in 2006 before the AO that Murray would probably win a Slam first.

So yes Zeke, I was wrong. It doesn't make me a bad fan babe, it just makes me wrong :p

Today was a fantastic day :) I'm so pleased :) His play was not the best at all and it could easily have gone for Tsonga. When I sit back and think about how far my boy has come though, I couldn't be happier or more proud. :D

Julio
01-27-2008, 12:24 PM
I can't believe you are a fan of this prick

Pity Jo lost, he's a good character.

Agree with Bilbo, Novak is surely a champion but his attitude is strange.

hablovah19
01-27-2008, 12:25 PM
Jo-Wilfried :( :(

Djoker doing his usual fake injury scam :rolleyes:

:fiery:

Anyhow, very good fight Tsonga! :hatoff:
(Must work on that backhand though. And I really like the fact that you
stay composed under pressure - unlike some other French players ;))

Congrats to Nole, I suppose.

xcrap
01-27-2008, 12:25 PM
when do the new rankings come out.?

Dimonator133
01-27-2008, 12:25 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EDx5_tZgFS0

hahaha thats awesome. thanks.

*snowflake*
01-27-2008, 12:26 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

happy happy joy joy :bigclap:

And well done Joey :yeah:

Chloe le Bopper
01-27-2008, 12:26 PM
when will he win another grandslam? maybe never again because not only of his attitude but his family as well.

Right. Because both of those things seriously inhibited his winning over the past two weeks.

MTF: where logic goes to die.

And here I was thinking that was Korea.

Commander Data
01-27-2008, 12:26 PM
Djoker deserves that one but he does indeed suck quite a bit.

medical time out was a classic :rolleyes:

Tsonga the next Federer. I don't think so.

Fed and his class will be missed soon.

BelgianWaffle
01-27-2008, 12:27 PM
Yeehaw Nole!!!!! :banana: :banana:

DDrago2
01-27-2008, 12:27 PM
Agree with Bilbo, Novak is surely a champion but his attitude is strange.

Novak is an over-achiever

your_valentine
01-27-2008, 12:28 PM
I so love you Novak :D I loved all his reactions throughout the match and the speech was great :hearts:
Tsonga :hug: I wish him all the best in the future :yeah:

iva_bg
01-27-2008, 12:28 PM
Well done Nole!!! You certainly deserved it!!!

Exodus
01-27-2008, 12:28 PM
joker again pretended to be hurt. well the truth is that Ali played a lousy match and missing that BP in the fourth cost him the match. joker played well and his bh was fantastic

Scotso
01-27-2008, 12:29 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EDx5_tZgFS0

That was after Fed had already left the court, and he was talking to someone and made a thumbs up, then a thumbs down. In what twisted universe does that mean he gave a thumbs down to Federer?

blueskye
01-27-2008, 12:29 PM
Congratulations Novak :bigclap: Some of you haters need to take your sour attitude elsewhere ;) You can't always have things your way!
A great tournamnet for Tsonga, I really hope he will continue too shine and perform well throughout the year.

Fee
01-27-2008, 12:29 PM
Oh my gosh I am so happy :)

And I am glad I was proven wrong. I'm sure everyone remembers the post of mine our dear Zeke had in his siggy for all of last year where I said in 2006 before the AO that Murray would probably win a Slam first.

So yes Zeke, I was wrong. It doesn't make me a bad fan babe, it just makes me wrong :p

Today was a fantastic day :) I'm so pleased :) His play was not the best at all and it could easily have gone for Tsonga. When I sit back and think about how far my boy has come though, I couldn't be happier or more proud. :D

:hug: :yippee:

richie21
01-27-2008, 12:31 PM
joker again pretended to be hurt. well the truth is that Ali played a lousy match and missing that BP in the fourth cost him the match. joker played well and his bh was fantastic

I don't think he pretended this time.
Once he injured himself,he clearly didn't look the same player he was in the second and third set,especially in his moving

l_mac
01-27-2008, 12:31 PM
And I am glad I was proven wrong. I'm sure everyone remembers the post of mine our dear Zeke had in his siggy for all of last year where I said in 2006 before the AO that Murray would probably win a Slam first.

So yes Zeke, I was wrong. It doesn't make me a bad fan babe, it just makes me wrong :p

OMG, just imagine the frustration ezekiel must be feeling! :haha: :haha:

Thanks, std, that has cheered me me up no end :lol:

Farenhajt
01-27-2008, 12:32 PM
WONDERFUL!

Excellent match! Nole really stepped it up after ExFed, and boy did he show some clockwork defense :)

There's no doubt that Novak Djokovic plays the best tennis in the world right now (ExFed is still No. 1 pointwise, but that'll change sooner than his fans fear).

Novak has arrived, he's now totally legitimate "third in the mix" and he's there to stay - but only until there's "the new single one in the mix" :)

trixtah
01-27-2008, 12:32 PM
Great win, I would take either of the two as champion :] Too lazy to go through 11 pages since the majority of it probably consists of whiny bitch posts making a huge deal out of nothing. Let's not taint a good final. Congrats :D

bokehlicious
01-27-2008, 12:34 PM
WONDERFUL!

Excellent match! Nole really stepped it up after ExFed, and boy did he show some clockwork defense :)

There's no doubt that Novak Djokovic plays the best tennis in the world right now (ExFed is still No. 1 pointwise, but that'll change sooner than his fans fear).

Novak has arrived, he's now totally legitimate "third in the mix" and he's there to stay - but only until there's "the new single one in the mix" :)

:haha: :haha: keep up the good work mate :yeah: :lol:

Shabazza
01-27-2008, 12:34 PM
I like how people call Novak classless... then openly hope for his family to break their legs and such. Nice.

Everyone is a hypocrite, including you and me.

Nollie
01-27-2008, 12:34 PM
:banana::banana::banana:

2moretogo
01-27-2008, 12:34 PM
i understand you point, i just don't see it the same way. tennis is about adapting to your opponent (as are most sports), and if you know that is how they play, you can't let it bother you. it isn't like the opponent isn't partly benefiting from it too (with the same rest as the server). and i read someone state the time rule was to help speed up tennis for the fans. ARE YOU SERIOUS, we are speeding up tennis for the fans? it is not about us as the fans, we are merely viewers of a great sport. if it is going too slow for you, don't watch that match.

I agree to an extent that it is all about adapting. But pray tell how does one adapt when someone is mixing up bounces from 3 or 4 upwards to 20 bounces? I just do not get a good feeling about it. To me the difference is it is not "adapting" in the sense of flattening out the strokes, or running around a fh, or even moonballing. Here it is a clear disadvantage that the returner does not have any control over. Many people return of serve positioning begins with the bounce, so how you going know when to get a good jump when you are standing in the same place of 10-15 seconds?

I think the Ferrer, Federer, and Tsonga matches showed this. It is just my opinion. As far as being changed for the fans, well now it has turned into an expectation by the players as well that the server has a certain amount of time to start the next point. It is no different to me than the rule stating that the returner has to play at the server's speed. Ie: you can turn your back if you want to, but when the server gets up to the service line, the empire is completely within his rights give a warning to returner. The expectation is there by both players.

l_mac
01-27-2008, 12:35 PM
WONDERFUL!

Excellent match! Nole really stepped it up after ExFed, and boy did he show some clockwork defense :)

There's no doubt that Novak Djokovic plays the best tennis in the world right now (ExFed is still No. 1 pointwise, but that'll change sooner than his fans fear).

Novak has arrived, he's now totally legitimate "third in the mix" and he's there to stay - but only until there's "the new single one in the mix" :)

Congrats, Fairweather!

tennisgal_001
01-27-2008, 12:35 PM
why a cheap shot?

He just won a Slam final, nothing else should matter. He was never booed during the match, and when they called out his name to receive the trophy, the Serbian AND French crowd cheered him on well. Once it was GSM Djokovic, there really was no need to make such a classless comment. It made him sound like a smartass. Totally unncessary.


their weren't cheap shots by the fans? (to his parents? box?)

however those french fans got seats right behind his parents box is just unbelievable to me.

What happens off the court is none of the players' business. Who appointed Djokovic as the family guardian? His dad was irritated by the French fans and he called security to take care of it. It's none of Djokovic's concern and he should NOT mention it in a trophy ceremony. Plus, his dad was overly sensitive IMO. He can't possibly expect the whole world to cheer for his son!

MatchFederer
01-27-2008, 12:36 PM
CONGRATULATIONS Djokovic.

That was a BEAST of a tournament he had and he only dropped 1 set. MIGHTILY impressive.

2moretogo
01-27-2008, 12:37 PM
But am I the only one who thinks that Jo looks kinda meh in terms of looks when he is playing but in his interviews he is just :drool:.

:worship::worship::worship:

Burrow
01-27-2008, 12:38 PM
The Djoker the Smoker the Midnight Toker:worship:

This is all that retard can say about Djokovic, posts the same line each time :haha:

BIGMARAT
01-27-2008, 12:38 PM
lots of sour loser fans in here.

Well at the end of that day, NOLE is still the 2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Champion!!!!!

Congrats Nole and More GS to come because your such a talented tennis player!

Well Deserve WIN!!!

savesthedizzle
01-27-2008, 12:39 PM
OMG, just imagine the frustration ezekiel must be feeling! :haha: :haha:

Thanks, std, that has cheered me me up no end :lol:

No problem :p It makes me pretty happy to think about too :rolls: to be honest. :lol:

bluesky_rachel
01-27-2008, 12:40 PM
Congrats Nole!!!You deserved to win it!!!!:worship::worship::worship:

Tsonga played well too.:hug::hug:

It was a very exciting final.:)I loved it!

my0118
01-27-2008, 12:40 PM
He just won a Slam final, nothing else should matter. He was never booed during the match, and when they called out his name to receive the trophy, the Serbian AND French crowd cheered him on well. Once it was GSM Djokovic, there really was no need to make such a classless comment. It made him sound like a smartass. Totally unncessary.

What happens off the court is none of the players' business. Who appointed Djokovic as the family guardian? His dad was irritated by the French fans and he called security to take care of it. It's none of Djokovic's concern and he should NOT mention it in a trophy ceremony. Plus, his dad was overly sensitive IMO. He can't possibly expect the whole world to cheer for his son!

What a jerk ass. Yuri Sharapov would have got a beatdown by him in the classless match-up.

Why aren't we bothered be Tsonga's entourage? If what they are doing is totally normal, we should have been bothered by Tsonga's box as well.

fedfanatic2008
01-27-2008, 12:40 PM
I agree to an extent that it is all about adapting. But pray tell how does one adapt when someone is mixing up bounces from 3 or 4 upwards to 20 bounces? I just do not get a good feeling about it. To me the difference is it is not "adapting" in the sense of flattening out the strokes, or running around a fh, or even moonballing. Here it is a clear disadvantage that the returner does not have any control over. Many people return of serve positioning begins with the bounce, so how you going know when to get a good jump when you are standing in the same place of 10-15 seconds?

I think the Ferrer, Federer, and Tsonga matches showed this. It is just my opinion. As far as being changed for the fans, well now it has turned into an expectation by the players as well that the server has a certain amount of time to start the next point. It is no different to me than the rule stating that the returner has to play at the server's speed. Ie: you can turn your back if you want to, but when the server gets up to the service line, the empire is completely within his rights give a warning to returner. The expectation is there by both players.

Well by taking the argument, you are trying to give an advantage to the returner? why does a returner get this advantage? it isn't his serve. he gets to do as he pleases when he serves. And why is the returner timing his movement off of the bounces of the server. Shouldn't he be timing it off of something else, like a ball toss, or something more concrete?

I am not trying necessarily to argue with you, just having a discussion, and sharing opinions between the two of us. and your statement about the returner playing at the server's speed defeats all purposes of imposing the 20 second rule. if you impose the 20 second rule, then you are forcing the server to play at a speed that is not of his choice. same with the ball bouncing, by enforcing rules about time (or in the future ball bouncing), it is keeping the server from playing at the pace he wants. i guess this is actually all for naught because they don't enforce it anyway.

aeronatasha
01-27-2008, 12:41 PM
Novak you legend!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::bounce::bounce:

I'm so proud!!

And Jo is such a sweet guy, loved those two last points that won him the first set! I really admired how brave he was and how much he went for his shots. I hope he continues playing this good and wish him best of luck!

What a match, some unbelievable points on both sides.

Why is everyone so bitter, is beyond me.

Novak deserved this win fair and square.

GO SERBIA!!

Vanjezi
01-27-2008, 12:41 PM
http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/688/hoorayvr5.gif

safinalium
01-27-2008, 12:43 PM
Congratulations to Nole. After beating Federer, I think he deserves the title. I'm sure that this is just the beginning. :yeah:

Tsonga :hug: Awesome guy, for only two weeks he became everyone's favorite. He not only plays beautiful but also seems to have a great personality. I wish him all the best this season.

*Ljubica*
01-27-2008, 12:44 PM
Congratulations Nole :hug:

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of that match - so much excitement and tension. To me, the very fact that both were nervous and made errors, made it more thrilling and enjoyable to watch than any Federer or Nadal match out there.

Jo :hug: He showed that he is a great player and a nice guy. He showed class and maturity and I'm sure he will win a Grand Slam one day. Congrats to him for his achievements this week.

For Nole :hug: A thoroughgly deserved first Grand Slam victory. To me, he is a very talented player and the natural successor to Federer when the time comes. And who cares about his family - he does not own them - he is his own person and is not responsible for them and their behaviour. He loves them - but of coure he does - they're his family - so please give the kid a break :rolleyes:

maxxo
01-27-2008, 12:44 PM
congrats nole, apsolutely deserved! :worship:

great tourney for tsonga:worship:

Mrs. B
01-27-2008, 12:44 PM
Congrats to Novak on his first GS. !!! Well deserved indeed and congrats to all Serbian fans.
:)

Tsonga, your time will come...

Ales_Alessandra
01-27-2008, 12:46 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:
NOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fedfanatic2008
01-27-2008, 12:47 PM
He just won a Slam final, nothing else should matter. He was never booed during the match, and when they called out his name to receive the trophy, the Serbian AND French crowd cheered him on well. Once it was GSM Djokovic, there really was no need to make such a classless comment. It made him sound like a smartass. Totally unncessary.




What happens off the court is none of the players' business. Who appointed Djokovic as the family guardian? His dad was irritated by the French fans and he called security to take care of it. It's none of Djokovic's concern and he should NOT mention it in a trophy ceremony. Plus, his dad was overly sensitive IMO. He can't possibly expect the whole world to cheer for his son!


I don't see it as a cheap shot, he simply stated that he was not the favorite of the crowd today, but he still appreciated them and loved them. how else would you have said thank you to a clearly partisan crowd? You see it as unnecessary, I see it as a truth.

And how did he take on the role of family guardian. He did not call the security to the box, that was his parents. And if you had a group of people harassing you from 5 feet behind you while you were trying to watch your child play, you too might be a little annoyed by the antics they were pulling. Your idea that it was his dad that was sensitive may be a little misinformed. Nonetheless, you were not in that box, you have no clue what was said, done or happened, so you have no ability to make a generalized statement about what happened in that instance. And it is very telling that something must have been going on since when the security showed up, whatever was happening stopped. if they couldn't do it in front of the security, they probably shouldn't have been doing it in the first place.

Maya_4
01-27-2008, 12:48 PM
FUK OFF all you haters!:devil:
Nole is the CHAMPION!:worship:YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!:p
It was a great match and Nole was better!Great first set for Tsonga but I knew he will choke!
:bounce::bounce::bowdown::woohoo:
NOLE YOU ROCK!

Pixie
01-27-2008, 12:48 PM
Congrats to Djokovic who was the better player today as expected and he deserves the win.

Good to see Tsonga didn't choke as it was his first final. Too bad he couldn't convert this BP at 5-5 but Djokovic was never losing it anyway. Hope he'll keep it up for the rest of the year.

aussie_fan
01-27-2008, 12:48 PM
Well Done Novak, deserved the title. Entertaining match and final.

Tsonga :sad: Was really hoping you would win but hopefully your next chance will be soon.

Dzordzzz!
01-27-2008, 12:49 PM
:lol:

Federer won't be happy. :p

Tsonga played an amazing first set, and just keep falling as the set went on. And I think this entire match, it was in the hands of Tsonga, more than Djokovic.

Keep on the 1st set level through the year, Tsonga.

Stupid comment.It was in Nole's hands from begining...NOLE SAMPION!!!!!

Farenhajt
01-27-2008, 12:51 PM
Congrats, Fairweather!

I bet you needed to swallow a LOT of bitterness to type those words :p but anyway - thanks, McMaleficent :)

aeronatasha
01-27-2008, 12:51 PM
Jo played so good at times I forgot who I was rooting for.;)

The one thing that REALLY annoyed me are our TV commentators who praised every move Novak made and celebrated his every stroke, even when it was evident that it would be a big miss.

I understand they're all happy, but you're supposed to stay objective.

We love blowing things out of proportions and then cursing the same guy if he loses. That's just our mentality, I suppose.

Still, I'm delighted for Novak's success and I hope he'll keep it up! :worship:

Jozie
01-27-2008, 12:53 PM
Well done Novak, exciting match and full of tension.

A special well done to Jo. So much talent and a huge future ahead. Take the GS final experience and run with it.

These two unexpected finalists made this tournament so exciting and unpredictable. Oh the drama, I just love Tennis.

fedfanatic2008
01-27-2008, 12:53 PM
Jo played so good at times I forgot who I was rooting for.;)

The one thing that REALLY annoyed me are our TV commentators who praised every move Novak made and celebrated his every stroke, even when it was evident that it would be a big miss.

I understand they're all happy, but you're supposed to stay objective.

We love blowing things out of proportions and then cursing the same guy if he loses. That's just our mentality, I suppose.

Still, I'm delighted for Novak's success and I hope he'll keep it up! :worship:

Too funny, because I was commenting during the match that I wish our commentators would shut up because they would NOT stop talking about how amazing Tsonga was. At one point, I forgot that other guy was on the court. About 20 minutes into the first set, the TV went on mute.

yomike
01-27-2008, 12:54 PM
lots of sour loser fans in here.

Well at the end of that day, NOLE is still the 2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Champion!!!!!

Congrats Nole and More GS to come because your such a talented tennis player!

Well Deserve WIN!!!

Obviously he is a talented player but honestly only delusional fans wouldn't be able to see that his antics go too far. Not even his supposed to be funny impressions can save him. He is a disgrace to the sport.

Rogiman
01-27-2008, 12:55 PM
I bet you needed to swallow a LOT of bitterness to type those words :p but anyway - thanks, McMaleficent :)Now take the trouble to show up when Novak loses too, bandwagoner.

DDrago2
01-27-2008, 12:55 PM
Aren't you happy with the result? :confused:

happy or not why would I hide the truth

2moretogo
01-27-2008, 12:56 PM
Well by taking the argument, you are trying to give an advantage to the returner? why does a returner get this advantage? it isn't his serve. he gets to do as he pleases when he serves. And why is the returner timing his movement off of the bounces of the server. Shouldn't he be timing it off of something else, like a ball toss, or something more concrete?

I am not trying necessarily to argue with you, just having a discussion, and sharing opinions between the two of us. and your statement about the returner playing at the server's speed defeats all purposes of imposing the 20 second rule. if you impose the 20 second rule, then you are forcing the server to play at a speed that is not of his choice. same with the ball bouncing, by enforcing rules about time (or in the future ball bouncing), it is keeping the server from playing at the pace he wants. i guess this is actually all for naught because they don't enforce it anyway.


No, no arguments here. We are having a discussion where we come to different conclusions is all. My point is, that there are certain guidelines to the serve, yes the server gets to serve at his pace, but only to a certain extent, ie: you can't quick serve someone and you can't take over 20 secs or whatever. There is an expectation now by both server and returner (and this is for whoever is serving/returning) for that etiquette.

And I am not saying timing in the sense of swinging, but being in the actual returning position. Let me put it this way, would it be ok, if players got up out of their returning stance say after 10 bounces and put up their hand? I don't think so, and it doesn't necessarily have to do with playing to server's speed. I think it is an underhanded tatic either way. I think Nole is an extreme example here because varies so drastically between serves (1 and 2) and not just points. It has nothing to do with his service motion and should be timed.

Langers
01-27-2008, 12:56 PM
Very good final this.

Well done Novak! :yeah:

Dzordzzz!
01-27-2008, 12:57 PM
Obviously he is a talented player but honestly only delusional fans wouldn't be able to see that his antics go too far. Not even his supposed to be funny impressions can save him. He is a disgrace to the sport.


you should feel sorry for yourself.It must be hard to live your life.And by the way-DJOKOVIC IS THE BEST!!!!

TMJordan
01-27-2008, 12:57 PM
Too bad Jo didn't play the way he played against Nadal, he would have triple bageled mugovich.

Peta Pan
01-27-2008, 12:59 PM
Congratulations Nole!!!!!!!!!!!

:banana: :banana: :banana:

Dzordzzz!
01-27-2008, 01:00 PM
happy or not why would I hide the truth


and where did you saw those comments?The truth is that we are happy becouse of victory .Why do you trying to make yourself pathetic???

fedfanatic2008
01-27-2008, 01:00 PM
No, no arguments here. We are having a discussion where we come to different conclusions is all. My point is, that there are certain guidelines to the serve, yes the server gets to serve at his pace, but only to a certain extent, ie: you can't quick serve someone and you can't take over 20 secs or whatever. There is an expectation now by both server and returner (and this is for whoever is serving/returning) for that etiquette.

AGREED, but why is there a rule for the maximum length and not the minimum length?

And I am not saying timing in the sense of swinging, but being in the actual returning position. Let me put it this way, would it be ok, if players got up out of their returning stance say after 10 bounces and put up their hand? I don't think so, and it doesn't necessarily have to do with playing to server's speed. I think it is an underhanded tatic either way. I think Nole is an extreme example here because varies so drastically between serves (1 and 2) and not just points. It has nothing to do with his service motion and should be timed.

why shouldn't they be able to step up and put their hand up to stop the service at that time? i hate to bring in another sport, but that rule is there in baseball. if the batter feels the pitcher is taking to long, they simply put their hand up and the ump lets them out of the box. why not in tennis?


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aeronatasha
01-27-2008, 01:00 PM
Too funny, because I was commenting during the match that I wish our commentators would shut up because they would NOT stop talking about how amazing Tsonga was. At one point, I forgot that other guy was on the court. About 20 minutes into the first set, the TV went on mute.

Haha.. Just to add that our commentators did praise Tsonga as well, but on the other hand they kept rambling how superb Novak is, his movement, his strokes and than Novak goes and slams 2 easy fh's in the net and they go "yeah well he tried to tame this bomb but you can't get everything right?".:rolleyes:

And they just wouln't shut up during their speeches!:mad:

I thought those were lovely speeches from both sides.:)

Novak :worship:

l_mac
01-27-2008, 01:01 PM
I bet you needed to swallow a LOT of bitterness to type those words :p but anyway - thanks, McMaleficent :)

Not really. I knew Nole was going to win, so I've had two days to prepare :lol: I hope to see you here, good times and bad for Nole this year :)

tennisgal_001
01-27-2008, 01:01 PM
I don't see it as a cheap shot, he simply stated that he was not the favorite of the crowd today, but he still appreciated them and loved them. how else would you have said thank you to a clearly partisan crowd? You see it as unnecessary, I see it as a truth.

And how did he take on the role of family guardian. He did not call the security to the box, that was his parents. And if you had a group of people harassing you from 5 feet behind you while you were trying to watch your child play, you too might be a little annoyed by the antics they were pulling. Your idea that it was his dad that was sensitive may be a little misinformed. Nonetheless, you were not in that box, you have no clue what was said, done or happened, so you have no ability to make a generalized statement about what happened in that instance. And it is very telling that something must have been going on since when the security showed up, whatever was happening stopped. if they couldn't do it in front of the security, they probably shouldn't have been doing it in the first place.

I wasn't there and clearly, neither were you so let's just agree to disagree. Regardless of who did what and why, Djokovic was a deserved champion, he played a better match than Jo, but I think he may have lost a few neutral tennis fans today because his on-court antics and general behavior were not those of a champion.

fedfanatic2008
01-27-2008, 01:02 PM
...


one other thing i noticed, since there is the 20 second rule from point to serve, what happens between points when the crowd goes crazy, that usually makes the time go over 20 seconds.

TMJordan
01-27-2008, 01:02 PM
Not really. I knew Nole was going to win, so I've had two days to prepare :lol: I hope to see you here, good times and bad for Nole this year :)

Like when Rafa whoops him at RG :rocker2:

Vaaaaamos!

Farenhajt
01-27-2008, 01:02 PM
Now take the trouble to show up when Novak loses too, bandwagoner.

Otherwise, you're gonna fine me? Arrest me? Ban me? Am I required to fulfill YOUR expectations here? To follow YOUR imaginary rules?

I will post here when I do see fit, in the manner I see fit within the general rules of the board. And believe me, at the end of the day, I really don't give a rat shit if person A likes/respects me and person B dislikes/disrespects me here - posting here is completely virtual and therefore "for entertainment purposes only", and it's NOT the essential part of life. Sorry if it's the other way round for you, but then, you should probably look for some help.

Kai
01-27-2008, 01:03 PM
congrats Novak :worship:

aeronatasha
01-27-2008, 01:03 PM
happy or not why would I hide the truth

And you think what some immature 15 year olds say on some Internet forum is automatically the truth?

Right.

People are happy in Serbia right now. Happy. That's all. Just enjoy the moment and stay positive. :wavey:

fedfanatic2008
01-27-2008, 01:03 PM
I wasn't there and clearly, neither were you so let's just agree to disagree. Regardless of who did what and why, Djokovic was a deserved champion, he played a better match than Jo, but I think he may have lost a few neutral tennis fans today because his on-court antics and general behavior were not those of a champion.

And we shall agree to disagree. And it is sad that neutral fans would no longer be fans because of antics. The play he showed on court and throughout this tournament was supreme, and that should win him any neutral fans. (which by the way was me, i absolutely was not a fan before the AO, but I just loved watching his matches and play throughout this tournament).

l_mac
01-27-2008, 01:04 PM
Otherwise, you're gonna fine me? Arrest me? Ban me? Am I required to fulfill YOUR expectations here? To follow YOUR imaginary rules?

I will post here when I do see fit, in the manner I see fit within the general rules of the board. And believe me, at the end of the day, I really don't give a rat shit if person A likes/respects me and person B dislikes/disrespects me here - posting here is completely virtualy and therefore "for entertainment purposes only", and it's NOT the essential part of life. Sorry if it's the other way round for you, but then, you should probably look for some help.

:haha: :haha:

But I'm sad you don't care if I like you :sad:

Ruski
01-27-2008, 01:04 PM
I was cheering for Jo-Wilfred the whole time!

However, Joker was clearly the better player!

The most annoying thing was Joker's camp.... At one point, his stupid dad tried to talk to the officials to remove the French fans sitting behind him! Who does he think he is?

Novak Dj
01-27-2008, 01:05 PM
Congrats Nole. He played best tennis in last 14 days, great 7 matches.

Bibberz
01-27-2008, 01:06 PM
This is hilarious.

Otherwise, you're gonna fine me? Arrest me? Ban me? Am I required to fulfill YOUR expectations here? To follow YOUR imaginary rules?

I will post here when I do see fit, in the manner I see fit within the general rules of the board. And believe me, at the end of the day, I really don't give a rat shit if person A likes/respects me and person B dislikes/disrespects me here - posting here is completely virtual and therefore "for entertainment purposes only", and it's NOT the essential part of life. Sorry if it's the other way round for you, but then, you should probably look for some help.

leng jai
01-27-2008, 01:07 PM
Otherwise, you're gonna fine me? Arrest me? Ban me? Am I required to fulfill YOUR expectations here? To follow YOUR imaginary rules?

I will post here when I do see fit, in the manner I see fit within the general rules of the board. And believe me, at the end of the day, I really don't give a rat shit if person A likes/respects me and person B dislikes/disrespects me here - posting here is completely virtual and therefore "for entertainment purposes only", and it's NOT the essential part of life. Sorry if it's the other way round for you, but then, you should probably look for some help.

Congratulations, you're made it into my prestigious signature.

Farenhajt
01-27-2008, 01:09 PM
:haha: :haha:

But I'm sad you don't care if I like you :sad:

I never (touched sigh) expected you could (trembling) have it in you to like me... :)

yomike
01-27-2008, 01:09 PM
you should feel sorry for yourself.It must be hard to live your life.And by the way-DJOKOVIC IS THE BEST!!!!

I do well Thank You.

BTW I used to be a Novak fan. In fact I became a fan the first time I saw him play. And no that was not last year more like 2005.

Rogiman
01-27-2008, 01:11 PM
Otherwise, you're gonna fine me? Arrest me? Ban me? Am I required to fulfill YOUR expectations here? To follow YOUR imaginary rules?

I will post here when I do see fit, in the manner I see fit within the general rules of the board. And believe me, at the end of the day, I really don't give a rat shit if person A likes/respects me and person B dislikes/disrespects me here - posting here is completely virtual and therefore "for entertainment purposes only", and it's NOT the essential part of life. Sorry if it's the other way round for you, but then, you should probably look for some help.I believe it does reveal a thing or 2 about you in your real life, you being a loser for instance.

my0118
01-27-2008, 01:12 PM
happy or not why would I hide the truth

Well, actually for me, it's not about Serbian, but about Djokovic. Even if he was from my country, I would have a same feeling towards him. He and his family are totally a package of jerks.

Otherwise, you're gonna fine me? Arrest me? Ban me? Am I required to fulfill YOUR expectations here? To follow YOUR imaginary rules?

I will post here when I do see fit, in the manner I see fit within the general rules of the board. And believe me, at the end of the day, I really don't give a rat shit if person A likes/respects me and person B dislikes/disrespects me here - posting here is completely virtual and therefore "for entertainment purposes only", and it's NOT the essential part of life. Sorry if it's the other way round for you, but then, you should probably look for some help.

Post of the day.

vucina
01-27-2008, 01:12 PM
Oh yeah. That is how it's done, Novak.:worship:
There will be at least 50000 people waiting for him in Belgrade.

I must say I'm impressed with Tsonga. That guy has some serious balls, which is very surprising for a Frenchman. But, on the other hand, he's not really French.

tennisgal_001
01-27-2008, 01:14 PM
And we shall agree to disagree. And it is sad that neutral fans would no longer be fans because of antics. The play he showed on court and throughout this tournament was supreme, and that should win him any neutral fans. (which by the way was me, i absolutely was not a fan before the AO, but I just loved watching his matches and play throughout this tournament).

To a certain extent, yes. Antics shouldn't be the deciding factor as to who we cheer for. But they cannot be dismissed so casually. And let's not forget, many "neutral" fans end up cheering for the underdog to win. It's normal. Therefore, a talented champion like Djokovic with an attitude problem leaves people gutted and dissatisfied forcing them to cheer on the "nicer" guy, who just happens to be the underdog. Plus, prior to the final, they both played sublime tennis, so it's difficult to choose a side based on THAT only. There's got to be another deciding factor. In this case, it was personality.

Dzordzzz!
01-27-2008, 01:16 PM
I must say I'm impressed with Tsonga. That guy has some serious balls, which is very surprising for a Frenchman. But, on the other hand, he's not really French.[/QUOTE]


:devil:

tennisgal_001
01-27-2008, 01:19 PM
OT: I HEART CARLOS RAMOS :inlove:

aeronatasha
01-27-2008, 01:19 PM
Well, actually for me, it's not about Serbian, but about Djokovic. Even if he was from my country, I would have a same feeling towards him. He and his family are totally a package of jerks.

I'm sure you've met them or are clairvoyant.:rolleyes:

Give it a rest. He's a good player, everything else is just a media presentation.

He was very well mannered when I spoke to him and his grandfather, and we do get to see him in more informal situations here in his homecountry, but it's still subjective.

I like him (I'm not a fan of any player, there are only players I like more than some others, but I don't get overexited).

You don't like him. That's perfectly fine by me.

Calling him and his family jerks is a bit too much, but if it makes you feel good, well..

Magenta
01-27-2008, 01:22 PM
C'mon guys, leave the fans, leave the family out of it.
Its his day today!

VOLIM TEEEEEEEE NOLE!!!

stebs
01-27-2008, 01:22 PM
Good match and amazing win for Djokovic. Got through some good players to win this title and it is well deserved. Now we shall see whether he can keep up this consistency throughout another gruelling year.

Rogieva
01-27-2008, 01:22 PM
Eugh.

VamosRafael
01-27-2008, 01:23 PM
OT: I HEART CARLOS RAMOS :inlove:

Don't we all :kiss: I met him at Wimbledon 2 years ago, hes such a nice guy and he's hot :).

Ajde Nole, im so proud that you won your first grand slam, you really deserve it. :worship:

my0118
01-27-2008, 01:24 PM
I'm sure you've met them or are clairvoyant.:rolleyes:

Give it a rest. He's a good player, everything else is just a media presentation.

He was very well mannered when I spoke to him and his grandfather, and we do get to see him in more informal situations here in his homecountry, but it's still subjective.

I like him (I'm not a fan of any player, there are only players I like more than some others, but I don't get overexited).

You don't like him. That's perfectly fine by me.

Calling him and his family jerks is a bit too much, but if it makes you feel good, well..

Why meeting him and his family in person is related with myself hating them? I don't like them because of their antics on the court and in his box.

NikolaBGD
01-27-2008, 01:30 PM
my0118,

how boring are you!!!

Talk same thing all the time... bad day for you, there will be a lot of days like this if you wont go to doctor!

muniu
01-27-2008, 01:32 PM
NOle Nole Nole Nole Nole Nole :woohoo: lalalalal :D:D

I'm so fucin happy , an amazing match from both :worship:
Novak was better in crucial points so he takes the title, absolutely deserved title :D
Credit to Jo - superb performance ;)
I'm so happy that in the final we have new players , it'was far more interesting than Fed-Nadal match.
Congrats Novak :rocker2:

Dzordzzz!
01-27-2008, 01:33 PM
my0118,

how boring are you!!!

Talk same thing all the time... bad day for you, there will be a lot of days like this if you wont go to doctor!

yes,afterall novak will win many more matches so get use to watch his family.

Goonergal
01-27-2008, 01:35 PM
Novak :worship:

Grunge
01-27-2008, 01:35 PM
Nole lost one set :sad:
I am not satisfied! :cool:

Grats to Tsonga too, he had amazing 2 weeks.
This is turning point of Nole's career, because there will be no pressure on him to win GS any more. I expect him to become even greater mental rock after this. I remember when Federer said that everything was different when he won his first GS. Things just get smoother after that. I hope to see Fed, Rafa and Nole fighting for the number 1 in near future.

I wish great day to everyone here, doesn't matter if you are fan or hater, bad or good person...just enjoy the life and let the love lead your way :wavey:

Damita
01-27-2008, 01:36 PM
Congrats Nole :woohoo: Well done Jo :worship:
What a refreshing GS :dance:

asher_langley
01-27-2008, 01:38 PM
Fabulous match from both! Tsonga played like a true finalist, as expected of him, and Nole delivered on moments that he needed to. Both are winners! : ) Congrats!!!

my0118
01-27-2008, 01:38 PM
my0118,

how boring are you!!!

Talk same thing all the time... bad day for you, there will be a lot of days like this if you wont go to doctor!

I can't meet them because doctors are fully in charge of people who send a PM to spur how bad day I have. Funny though, I'm not a Fedfan but you sent me a pm when he lost to mock me.

Tennis-Chick
01-27-2008, 01:39 PM
Well done Nole! Totally deserved it, and great match from Jo too. :aparty:

Lunaris
01-27-2008, 01:40 PM
Expected outcome. Tsonga faded just like Schuttler, Baghdatis or Gonzalez in previous years.

RonE
01-27-2008, 01:42 PM
McNoleo :yeah: :worship:

Congrats on your first of many GS titles :)

He has really hit the big time now.

Dzordzzz!
01-27-2008, 01:45 PM
McNoleo :yeah: :worship:

Congrats on your first of many GS titles :)

He has really hit the big time now.

McNoleo!Great:D:yeah:

Beat
01-27-2008, 01:48 PM
:sad: but amazing 2 weeks for tsonga.

*Ljubica*
01-27-2008, 01:50 PM
I'm sure you've met them or are clairvoyant.:rolleyes:

Give it a rest. He's a good player, everything else is just a media presentation.

He was very well mannered when I spoke to him and his grandfather, and we do get to see him in more informal situations here in his homecountry, but it's still subjective.

I like him (I'm not a fan of any player, there are only players I like more than some others, but I don't get overexited).

You don't like him. That's perfectly fine by me.

Calling him and his family jerks is a bit too much, but if it makes you feel good, well..

Hey :hug: Please don't get worried about the haters on here. The more successful a player is, the more they have haters - it's one of the laws of MTF :lol: Nole is a great guy - I have met him too. He is also a fantastic and talented player, and that is what should matter n a discussion board about tennis - not the behaviour of his Father or young teenage brothers which is really none of his concern.

So please - all Nole fans - be happy and enjoy your moment. Don't let the haters get you down - let's be honest - most of the haters are only jealous wannabees, who will never achieve the money, success, fame, lifestyle etc that Nole has.

Btw - before anyone mentions it and accuses me of being hypocritical - I know I am not innocent of "hating" myself - I thoroughly dislike Nadal for example, and Roddick and enjoy having a laugh in the "Duck Hunt" and "Piggy" threads. But I've certainly never sunk so low as to wish illness or injury on them, nor to attack their families or wish bad things for them. The level of Djokovic hatred here is really bad even by MTF standards :shrug:

RonE
01-27-2008, 01:50 PM
By the way I haven't seen Ezekiel for ages. How could he of all people miss this crowning glory on MTF?

Lee
01-27-2008, 01:53 PM
By the way I haven't seen Ezekiel for ages. How could he of all people miss this crowning glory on MTF?

He's on vacation. :angel:

Castafiore
01-27-2008, 01:54 PM
Btw - before anyone mentions and accues me of eing hypocritical - I know I am not innocent of "hating" myself - I thoroughly dislike Nadal for example, and Roddick
They way you keep repeating that, it's perhaps an idea to put that in your signature. Saves you from having to type that in nearly every GM post of yours. ;)

Stensland
01-27-2008, 01:54 PM
The level of Djokovic hatred here is really bad even by MTF standards :shrug:

so why do you think that is the case? must be a reason for it, don't you think?

Farenhajt
01-27-2008, 01:55 PM
He's on vacation. :angel:

On a MTF-sponsored vacation, to be exact :)

so why do you think that is the case? must be a reason for it, don't you think?

There's a reason for everything in this whole wide world (the principle of causality is in its foundation, you know), but the point is NOT in non-existence of a reason, but in it being a pure rationale of something that's not overly "classy" to admit. ("Class" is, btw, general and undying obsession of those who think of themselves as looking up to ExFed... and then they proceed to shit all over Nadal's/Roddick's/Davydenko's/Djokovic's/whoever-is-handy's head. Strange kind of "class".)

hartnett
01-27-2008, 01:56 PM
Congrats Novak !!!

Dzordzzz!
01-27-2008, 01:59 PM
so why do you think that is the case? must be a reason for it, don't you think?

Becouse he beat Fedex the loved by all?:devil:

*Ljubica*
01-27-2008, 01:59 PM
so why do you think that is the case? must be a reason for it, don't you think?

Easy answers in my opinion :)

Firstly he is the best player by far outside of Nadal and Federer, and the biggest threat to their "duopoly", and both Nadal and Federer have some crazy fans on here.

Secondly, he is young and has everything that many wannabees in here would long to have and never will have.

Thirdly, his "ball bouncing" is an irritating habit that people who already don't like him, can pick up on and magnify if they want to dislike him more.

Fourthly, his family are more "in your face" than many players' families, but that is no reason to hate him surely :shrug: