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Nole in Marseille but we rather he rest thread

Lee
02-13-2008, 06:36 PM
Since we can't hide our heads in the sand anymore, let's create a thread for Marsielle :lol:

Nole is going to play Dodig (what a name) in first round.

Ajde!

camnation
02-13-2008, 06:47 PM
I hope Nole doesn't catch too much flak from haters saying he shouldn't be playing at all. Sigh...

oliverbwfc
02-13-2008, 06:48 PM
live streaming:

http://blog.open13.fr/live-tv/

Lee
02-13-2008, 06:52 PM
Up a break already. Hope this match finish fast.

jeahhh!
02-13-2008, 06:54 PM
Gahh now that there is a thread I can no longer be in DENIAL about him playing. :sobbing:

Ajde! :rocker2:

oliverbwfc
02-13-2008, 06:59 PM
4-0 up now

Lee
02-13-2008, 06:59 PM
no more DENIAL :tape:

jeahhh!
02-13-2008, 07:00 PM
no more DENIAL :tape:

I know :( and DENIAL is such a wonderful thing too :awww:

Oh well,at least he is cruising

camnation
02-13-2008, 07:01 PM
C'mon, bagel 'em!

Lee
02-13-2008, 07:02 PM
bagel time

Okonsky
02-13-2008, 07:19 PM
Novak is tired...we'll see tomorrow against Simon. But, he is tired.

Farenhajt
02-13-2008, 07:22 PM
Serbian Fox TV broadcasts the matches, so tune in.

Lee
02-13-2008, 08:05 PM
He won 1-6 4-6.

I am not looking forward to the match tomorrow. :shrug:

Herdwick
02-13-2008, 08:05 PM
Did just enough - certainly no bounce - a very subdued performance.

*Ljubica*
02-13-2008, 08:09 PM
I hope Nole doesn't catch too much flak from haters saying he shouldn't be playing at all. Sigh...

They are mostly fools in GM - it's best to ignore them - I always try to - they are not worth worrying over or getting upset about :angel:

Okonsky
02-13-2008, 09:05 PM
He won 1-6 4-6.

I am not looking forward to the match tomorrow. :shrug:

About 1600 local time.

Björki
02-13-2008, 10:01 PM
It seems Simon is sick. He only played because it's Marseille I read in another thread.

Scotso
02-13-2008, 10:17 PM
Nole :banana:

Yes, Gilles is ill. :sad:

But I'm still looking forward to them playing. I hope I get get a live stream to work. :worship:

jitterbug
02-13-2008, 10:58 PM
Yes, Gilles is ill :o what a match this would be. I hope Nole would manage to be fresh in time for Indian Wells/Miami - he's got a huge chunk of his points to defend there.

Lee
02-13-2008, 11:43 PM
:awww: The sick vs another sick. :p

Lee
02-13-2008, 11:46 PM
Yes, Gilles is ill :o what a match this would be. I hope Nole would manage to be fresh in time for Indian Wells/Miami - he's got a huge chunk of his points to defend there.

Indian Wells is about 4 weeks away, he should have recovered already. But I just looked at his schedule. :tape: Well at least it said that he will only go to Dubai if he has early exit in Rotterdam.... I hope he gets deep in Rotterdam. :p

Scotso
02-14-2008, 04:23 AM
Gilles is defending a lot of points this WEEK, he won this title last year. :p

:sad:

jitterbug
02-14-2008, 06:28 AM
What, so you want Nole to tank against Gilles so he could have an easier path to the title? :p

ataptc
02-14-2008, 07:50 AM
Nole shouldn't be playing :o But since he is, well, ajde!

Scott :hug:

ataptc
02-14-2008, 07:51 AM
He'd better not tank :armed:

Scotso
02-14-2008, 02:27 PM
What, so you want Nole to tank against Gilles so he could have an easier path to the title? :p

Yes? :lol:

Herdwick
02-14-2008, 04:05 PM
From http://www.blic.co.yu/sports.php?id=1555

'Aftermath of the flu epidemic within Serbia team were visible upon the players’ return to Belgrade – exhausted Zimonjic was coughing, Djokovic, covered with a blanket, tried to sleep through the flight from the Russia’s capital and fight off the illness, while the virus did not spare the remaining members of the backroom staff.'

Awww - bless. Why the hell is he in Marseille? Private jet, appearance money - either way it's just not worth it.

camnation
02-14-2008, 05:25 PM
Looking a little tired right now... just lost the first set 2-6 to Simon. :sobbing:

Lee
02-14-2008, 06:23 PM
TB King won the 2nd set TB and sent the match to 3 sets. :rolleyes:

kirkicica
02-14-2008, 06:23 PM
Now, WTH is he doing there??

this is the worst tanking job I've ever seen in my life :o

Saumon
02-14-2008, 06:50 PM
Nice tankjob. :retard:

Lee
02-14-2008, 06:57 PM
tank this last game please :tape:

kirkicica
02-14-2008, 06:57 PM
Nice tankjob. :retard:
Nice? nice tank job would be losing in two. not playing the third set. :retard:

Saumon
02-14-2008, 07:05 PM
He finally lost. Woot!

Lee
02-14-2008, 07:07 PM
Nole had 2 bps in the last game. :tape: If Simon is not the defending champion, I would think he wanted to tank the match too.

Björki
02-14-2008, 07:14 PM
so will he make it to Rotterdam?

camnation
02-14-2008, 07:17 PM
Okay, rest time for Nole I guess...?

Lee
02-14-2008, 07:19 PM
I think he'll be in Rottendam. :shrug:

Okonsky
02-14-2008, 07:22 PM
I think he'll be in Rottendam. :shrug:

I hope not with all my heart. He have to rest. He look so sad, tired, ill...

kirkicica
02-14-2008, 07:40 PM
I hope not with all my heart. He have to rest. He look so sad, tired, ill...
yes, just like before Marseille :o but he still played.

But this was pathetic.

Herdwick
02-14-2008, 07:43 PM
Thank heavens for that - now go home and get better.

As an aside, Jelena looked stunning so at least he's assured of consolation tonight...assuming he's got the strength of course.

*Ljubica*
02-14-2008, 08:00 PM
Thank heavens for that - now go home and get better.

As an aside, Jelena looked stunning so at least he's assured of consolation tonight...assuming he's got the strength of course.

:lol: He's a young man - they've ALWAYS got the strength for that :) Rest well Nole :hug:

amdany
02-14-2008, 08:01 PM
Thank heavens for that - now go home and get better.

As an aside, Jelena looked stunning so at least he's assured of consolation tonight...assuming he's got the strength of course.

she looked great:D and shy because the Tv kept showing her on the big screen, it was cute

time to rest Nole:hug:

Lee
02-14-2008, 08:06 PM
So the private jet picked up both Nole and Jelena to Marseille. :aplot: That explains why he played. :lol:

Now it's time to go home (or probably Rottendam).

Herdwick
02-14-2008, 08:10 PM
So the private jet picked up both Nole and Jelena to Marseille. :aplot: That explains why he played. :lol:

Now it's time to go home (or probably Rottendam).

Am torn here - we're going to Rotterdam but I honestly think he needs the rest.
He's got so much to defend in IW and Miami. And the vultures will be circling ...

savesthedizzle
02-14-2008, 08:42 PM
Wait, Jelena was actually at a tournament :eek: Shocking ;)

I hope he can get the necessary rest then :)

Herdwick
02-14-2008, 08:44 PM
Wait, Jelena was actually at a tournament :eek: Shocking ;)

I hope he can get the necessary rest then :)

He played rubbish! Think she should stay away - she didn't bring him any luck.

Either that or he's exhausted by her demands!

savesthedizzle
02-14-2008, 08:55 PM
He played rubbish! Think she should stay away - she didn't bring him any luck.

Either that or he's exhausted by her demands!

Well now she's met her quota of one tournament a year so she probably won't be to another one for a while :p

She hardly ever goes. I mean.. she hasn't been to some of the biggest matches of his career... so I wonder why she shows up to these little nonsense events unless maybe she knows she's a distraction to him. :shrug:

Saumon
02-14-2008, 09:10 PM
She was there when he won his first tournament, though. :inlove:

neenah
02-14-2008, 09:18 PM
Nole. :hug:

Björki
02-14-2008, 09:46 PM
I hope not with all my heart. He have to rest. He look so sad, tired, ill...

:awww: Nole :hug:

jitterbug
02-14-2008, 10:51 PM
Nole :eek: I am... Relieved. If a loss is what is takes for him to get some rest then so be it :armed:

Reading from your comments the match looked like a masterclass of attempted tanks :scratch: somebody needs to show them how to do it properly :p

savesthedizzle
02-15-2008, 02:18 AM
She was there when he won his first tournament, though. :inlove:

Yes, and that was cute :)

Although her silly British patches on her ugly jeans caused so much DRAMA.

Scotso
02-15-2008, 02:59 AM
Yes? :lol:

Thanks, Nole. :D :lol:

Scotso
02-15-2008, 03:01 AM
Rottendam

Was that on purpose? :lol:

Lee
02-15-2008, 03:04 AM
typo :lol: I have lots lately. :rolls:

B.Bojan
02-15-2008, 04:22 AM
It was a tragedy to watch this match today... I don't know even why he went on the court. So many unforced errors, I wanted to cry a couple of times.. Doctor even meassured his blood pressure.... :(

Is he going to play Roterdam? I'd say he has no reason to play that tournament, considering his state, and he has nothing to lose or to get by losing the points from SF or getting some by winning it...

I say, get some rest and get some :hug: from Jelena :inlove:

Saumon
02-15-2008, 09:04 AM
Nole :eek: I am... Relieved. If a loss is what is takes for him to get some rest then so be it :armed:

Reading from your comments the match looked like a masterclass of attempted tanks :scratch: somebody needs to show them how to do it properly :p
*cough* Marat? Gaston? *cough*
Yes, and that was cute :)

Although her silly British patches on her ugly jeans caused so much DRAMA.
I remember that :lol:

ataptc
02-15-2008, 10:12 AM
He shouldn't have bothered playing even for money :o

Oh well, am kinda glad he lost, but he's adding fuel to the haters' fire

foul_dwimmerlaik
02-15-2008, 11:13 AM
Simon is a bad, stupd man. He should've won it in 2 and got Nole outta there much sooner. Nole should and next time think twice before showing up at any non-mandatory event in this kind of form. It's unprofessional and harmful to his confidence.

Sleepwalker64
02-15-2008, 11:23 AM
Well he at least improved his TB record:shrug:

I'm only pissed because I saw this coming...and I could earn some real money. And vCash too:mad:

jitterbug
02-15-2008, 11:34 AM
Gilles was probably only trying to avoid Nole getting fined for 'not trying.' Or is that only reserved for Davydenko? :o

Saumon
02-15-2008, 12:10 PM
Awww they showed Jelena in the highlights. :inlove: And Mo was the chair umpire. :inlove:

jitterbug
02-15-2008, 12:14 PM
I tried to stalk Mo at the AO, but I didn't see him anywhere :sobbing: :sobbing:

Saumon
02-15-2008, 12:17 PM
I think he was not there. :p

jitterbug
02-15-2008, 12:46 PM
I sat next to Mariana Alves in Sydney and I almost called her Sandra (de Jenken) :o :o

Herdwick
02-15-2008, 02:05 PM
From the BBC website:
"I was not 100% fit," said Djokovic. "I struggled in the long rallies and against a player as strong as Simon, that's not good enough.

"After the weekend in Moscow, the chances I would come here were not good but there was a lot of pressure for me to come. That will teach me a lesson."

Listen to us here next time please Nole - we have your best interests at heart.

jitterbug
02-15-2008, 02:26 PM
Pressure from which party...?

Herdwick
02-15-2008, 02:47 PM
Pressure from which party...?

It doesn't say.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7244613.stm

Marseille organisers I guess...if his managers had re-negotiated his guarantee substantially upwards as a result of his AO win.

*Ljubica*
02-15-2008, 03:54 PM
Well he has just withdrawn from Rotterdam (it's just been posted by smucav in the Tournament thread), so I guess that is good news - he can get some rest now.

Lee
02-15-2008, 04:18 PM
Thanks for the info, Rosie.

Scotso
02-15-2008, 05:06 PM
Well he has just withdrawn from Rotterdam (it's just been posted by smucav in the Tournament thread), so I guess that is good news - he can get some rest now.

:rocker2:

Lee
02-15-2008, 05:14 PM
Thanks Scott :kiss:

Herdwick
02-15-2008, 06:01 PM
Am glad for his sake. Presume this means he'll now go to Dubai - he'll need to be fit there.

foul_dwimmerlaik
02-15-2008, 09:53 PM
Good decision.

ataptc
02-16-2008, 02:21 AM
Finally :)

B.Bojan
02-16-2008, 05:06 AM
I read on couple of web sites, and they keep saying he's preparing for Dubai, but as far as I know, he'll skip Dubai this year, right?

Let's just cross our fingers for ATPM in USA... I hope he'll get at least one title :D

silverwhite
02-16-2008, 11:36 AM
Get some rest, Nole.

Herdwick
02-16-2008, 01:19 PM
Dubai has now appeared on his website schedule. It doesn't start until 3/3 so that should give him time to recover. He's got QF points to defend in Dubai too and the money is probably very tempting there - probably gets to stay in that amazing hotel with the helipad! He doesn't really want to go into IW without being match tight so I guess this is a good move.

Lee
02-16-2008, 05:36 PM
:awww: My chance of seeing him in Indian Wells now approaches zero :sad:

Björki
02-16-2008, 07:10 PM
:awww: My chance of seeing him in Indian Wells now approaches zero :sad:
?? :confused:

Lee
02-16-2008, 11:26 PM
?? :confused:

I will go the first week before 2nd round started. Nole will have BYE in 1st round. :shrug: So, the chance of me seeing him is only when he practise, like last year and if only he goes early. If he goes deep in Dubai, he will likely show up much later. Plus he's such a big star now that his practise court will likely be less accessable than last year. :shrug:

jitterbug
02-17-2008, 01:01 AM
Can you steal Gulbis' shirt for me when you go to Indian Wells, Lee? :awww:

Lee
02-17-2008, 01:05 AM
Can you steal Gulbis' shirt for me when you go to Indian Wells, Lee? :awww:

If I see him and nobody's around. :p and of course depends on which court he practises :shrug:

jitterbug
02-17-2008, 04:22 AM
If I see him and nobody's around. :p and of course depends on which court he practises :shrug:

That is very kind of you :angel:

savesthedizzle
02-17-2008, 04:36 AM
Lee, can you steal Janko for me? Just tie him up and ship him over to my house. You have my address.

Lee
02-17-2008, 05:15 AM
Lee, can you steal Janko for me? Just tie him up and ship him over to my house. You have my address.

Now that needs more planning :aplot: I can probably dump him in my car trunk but I need to figure out how to carry him from the venue to the parking lot. :scratch: I don't think the gift shop there provides shipping service :shrug:

jitterbug
02-17-2008, 05:59 AM
Drug him and dump him into a wheelchair - pretend he's your disabled nephew.

PennyThePenguin
02-17-2008, 06:33 AM
Drug him and dump him into a wheelchair - pretend he's your disabled nephew.

interracial marriages :yeah:

Saumon
02-17-2008, 06:57 PM
:lol:

off topic: Nole went to Monte Carlo after Marseille. :p

Scotso
02-17-2008, 08:08 PM
:lol:

off topic: Nole went to Monte Carlo after Marseille. :p

he would :lol: