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Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

Aloimeh
04-20-2008, 01:50 AM
Can anyone postulate why Djokovic is playing doubles with Stepanek in Monte Carlo? Is he trying to get general clay match practice or is there something about doubles tennis that will help him specifically on clay? I'm thinking volleys, but is there anything else?

Smoke944
04-20-2008, 01:51 AM
He just wants to be with Sexy :aplot:

JimmyV
04-20-2008, 01:51 AM
Maybe he just feels like playing doubles?

Aloimeh
04-20-2008, 01:56 AM
Maybe he just feels like playing doubles?

:haha:

You're forgetting that we're dealing with Mountain Hag's spawn. He does nothing unless it will further his/(her) ambitions - slams and No. 1. Doing doubles "just for fun" seems much too naive - there must be some other goal.

Kolya
04-20-2008, 02:03 AM
Nole wants to know how to play real tennis.

StevoTG
04-20-2008, 02:07 AM
Radek's going to give him advice on hooking up with WTA players and slip in some volleying tips along the way ;)

More seriously maybe the respect they gained for each other in their marathon at the USO lead them to play doubles together. Then again, I don't know either of them. All I can do is speculate :shrug:, and this board is the right place for it ;)

Alex999
04-20-2008, 02:20 AM
I just hope Nole doesn't collapse from playing too much tennis.

JimmyV
04-20-2008, 02:42 AM
It's just so his numerous injury timeouts will look more legitimate.

Tommy fan
04-20-2008, 07:07 AM
Oh my :spit: What a lovely team they would be..
I already can imagine their dances/monkey motions after winning a good poit :o

trixtah
04-20-2008, 07:42 AM
Hung like a donkey...

jaana
04-20-2008, 08:04 AM
I think he said he wanted to play doubles at the Olympics, so thought he should practice a bit?

schorsch
04-20-2008, 09:22 AM
I think Stepanek's style of "clay-play" is closer to what Djokovic wants to get better at, well if you compare it to a spaniard of course, so maybe thats the reason. Plus its his first clay tourna of the year, so getting a feel for it is important.

arm
04-20-2008, 09:25 AM
He wants to become #2 so badly that he asked himself "how the hell did nadal get there?" and then he realized that he often plays doubles and that somehow that could help.

off course I am kidding. Maybe he just felt like it.. People work this way sometimes they want to do what they normally dont do.

Too bad they will be out in the second round.. It's hard to se ethem win Aspelin and Knowle..

Herdwick
04-20-2008, 09:29 AM
Olympic year - Serbia will expect him to play doubles with Zimonjic. Also he's played nothing for real since IW.

Just hope his fitness holds up - he's not exactly the Duracell bunny...

Sleepwalker64
04-20-2008, 09:29 AM
They played together before...in 2006 I think.

gambit84
04-20-2008, 09:35 AM
well Nole is not a stupid player and you know he wanna win the Davis Cup but he isn't a great double player (but he has a very good serbian partner who can play in Davis and so it should be, the point won with the doubles, fundamental if you consider that he can won the others two "easly" ).
Sexy Radek instead plays double very good and so playing with him Nole can try to improve his double tennis!

NikolaBGD
04-20-2008, 09:45 AM
Nole played double final in Adelaide 2007 with Radek.

finishingmove
04-20-2008, 10:02 AM
nole is a great doubles player... remember when he smashed zimonjic on the head during the DC play offs?

i suppose he wants some general clay practise. they might even go far unless he decides to tank , u know stepanek is a pretty good doubles player.

chjossic
04-20-2008, 10:04 AM
Probably for match practice then..
Taking the clay season head-on :)

Savo
04-20-2008, 10:48 AM
Can we handle so much sexiness in one place I wonder...

decrepitude
04-20-2008, 11:15 AM
I just hope Nole doesn't collapse from playing too much tennis.
:devil:

richie21
04-20-2008, 11:35 AM
He wants Radek to give him some of his secrets about how to attract beautiful WTA players :devil:
Sharapova,beware!:p

*Ljubica*
04-20-2008, 12:39 PM
He isn't playing Munich, Barcelona, or any of the tournaments this week, so this is good clay match practice for him, whilst still allowing himself some weeks off between big tournaments. Also gives him doubles' practice for the Olympics - though why Sexy Radek - no idea :shrug:

valexie03
04-20-2008, 01:00 PM
There are so many excellent Czech doubles specialists. Why does Stepanek team up with Djokovic :confused: If Djokovic wants doubles practice prior to the Olympics, why not practice with his Olympian partner :confused:

Grenouille
04-20-2008, 01:02 PM
They are dating !

gusman890
04-20-2008, 02:18 PM
They will talk about their girls.

FNT
04-20-2008, 02:51 PM
I think preparing for the Olympics makes the most sense for me.

ionah
04-20-2008, 05:17 PM
To prepare himself for the final. Nole will reach the MC final, mark my words.

TMJordan
04-20-2008, 05:18 PM
To prepare himself for the final. Nole will reach the MC final, mark my words.

:yeah:

hiperborejac
04-20-2008, 05:21 PM
Nole already played doubles with Stepanek and they were good by reaching final in Adelaide 2007. All other doubles was practice for DC (with Tipsa & Zimonjic). Guess this is some S&V practice to shorten points in clay (if possible) cause it's the way for him to reach far in tournaments on clay.

elessar
04-20-2008, 05:29 PM
To prepare himself for the final. Nole will reach the MC final, mark my words.

:yeah:

I find this highly suspicious :(

TMJordan
04-20-2008, 06:44 PM
I find this highly suspicious :(

:aplot:

Merton
04-20-2008, 06:47 PM
Probably he has the Olympics in mind, and the same motivation also works for Stepanek.

ionah
04-20-2008, 09:05 PM
Probably he has the Olympics in mind.

That too, of course.

GlennMirnyi
04-23-2008, 01:29 AM
He's paying a much better doubles player than him to teach him something. Maybe to teach him some notions of how to behave on court too.

Aloimeh
04-23-2008, 01:40 AM
Maybe to teach him some notions of how to behave on court too.

Exactly. Like how to do a worm dance when you win.:o

GlennMirnyi
04-23-2008, 01:44 AM
Exactly. Like how to do a worm dance when you win.:o

No.

zcess81
04-23-2008, 09:02 AM
He's paying a much better doubles player than him to teach him something. Maybe to teach him some notions of how to behave on court too.

The only thing Radek can teach Novak is how to slip down the rankings. Maybe Novak agreed to play with Radek cause he wants to be sexy like him, but unfortunately Novak has no chance as he pales in comparison to Radek in that department.

GlennMirnyi
04-23-2008, 04:06 PM
The only thing Radek can teach Novak is how to slip down the rankings. Maybe Novak agreed to play with Radek cause he wants to be sexy like him, but unfortunately Novak has no chance as he pales in comparison to Radek in that department.

Yeah right. He could learn how to volley and how to beat Russians in DC. Also how not to be a general prick and faker. :)

camnation
04-23-2008, 04:08 PM
Exactly. Like how to do a worm dance when you win.:o
:haha::haha::haha:

Nathaliia
04-23-2008, 04:10 PM
I'm pretty sure guys made it up to read some interesting stuff coming out from Glenn's discussions with the Djokotards. No news players read MTF in their spare time when they don't shag, gamble and use playstation.

Lee
04-23-2008, 05:48 PM
Yeah right. He could learn how to volley and how to beat Russians in DC.

Novak knows how to beat Russians in DC.

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