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Albop
04-26-2008, 03:59 PM
:lol:

good stuff sometimes fed

HeretiC
04-26-2008, 03:59 PM
what ???

prima donna
04-26-2008, 03:59 PM
Pussy.

SerenaFederer
04-26-2008, 04:00 PM
some fever apparently

Rogieva
04-26-2008, 04:00 PM
Roger was way too good for this faker. Couldn't handle the humiliation.

l_mac
04-26-2008, 04:00 PM
Cya Nole :wavey:

Good Luck with the rest of the clay season.

Renaud
04-26-2008, 04:00 PM
:haha::haha: :haha: :haha::haha: :haha: :haha::haha: :haha::haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Allegretto
04-26-2008, 04:00 PM
Faker making friends again. :lol:

SerenaFederer
04-26-2008, 04:00 PM
who cares fed was whipping ass anyways lol...

spriwi
04-26-2008, 04:00 PM
federer was playing awesome in the 1st set :yeah:

hope it aint nothing serious nole :hug:

arm
04-26-2008, 04:00 PM
WTF happenned??? He must have a reason. what?

Richardgm
04-26-2008, 04:00 PM
He was being pwnd, that's the reason.

Jimnik
04-26-2008, 04:00 PM
Expected retirement.

Pigsarestupid
04-26-2008, 04:00 PM
Thats so lame, reason why DJokovic is my least favorite top 10.

RogerFan82
04-26-2008, 04:01 PM
Fucking pussy!!!! He was getting his ass handed to him. Robby konig says if the shoe was on the other foot, federer would have continued.

HNCS
04-26-2008, 04:01 PM
no matter what the story is behind the retirement.

Roger was clearly having the uppder hand.

Very nice to see him play good consistent tennis these days.

and on to the final.

Fedal one no less.

madmanfool
04-26-2008, 04:01 PM
Ridiculous, but he was going to lose anyway
fed is back that's for sure

Adler
04-26-2008, 04:01 PM
Wow, what a Spartan this Djokovic is!

Billabong
04-26-2008, 04:01 PM
Wow, didn't expect that:o

Well, another Fed-Nadal final in Monte Carlo, can something different happen finally;)?? BTW, who expected Roger to reach the final here at the start of the week;)?

Fed=ATPTourkilla
04-26-2008, 04:01 PM
:lol:

Faking yet again because Roger was proving too strong for him. He should have stayed out there and taken the beating like a man.

GuiroNl
04-26-2008, 04:01 PM
Djerkobitch knew that even an MTO would not save him now :haha:

eck
04-26-2008, 04:01 PM
:rolls:

prima donna
04-26-2008, 04:01 PM
So much for Djokovic being the best thing since sliced bread.

RogiRafaFan86
04-26-2008, 04:01 PM
Take your pick - The Djoke, The Djoker, The Djackass, Djokobitch, etc.

I'm glad Roger won, anyway. But Novak continues to do nothing to change my opinion of him.

They were both hitting way more UE's in that final game, though. They were starting to pile up.

Rogieva
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
Crowd booes this wimp. So they should

barbadosan
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
Bah humbug!

dragons112
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
Bloody djokoturd. bet if he held serve in his last game he would keep playing. He always retires when he is down noteably to rafa on any surface!!!

WHAT A LOSER.

Anyway now its Federer V Nadal. and to be honest Federer will get hammered IMO but points wise its good for him to simply make the final

holagirl56
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
no matter what the story is behind the retirement.

Roger was clearly having the uppder hand.

Very nice to see him play good consistent tennis these days.

and on to the final.

Fedal one no less.

and on clay too! i miss the fedal finals. :hearts:

gnaz
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
Nole is a MUG on clay.

Nole will NEVER be #1.

zethand
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
Very low! I guess is just his style! Famlily education I guess!

BlueSwan
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
To those who watched it: did Djokovic LOOK ill?? Did he play poorly or was Federer just in JesusFed mode?

Corey Feldman
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH


Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, i thought Federer was never gonna beat Nole again, didnt someone say that? who was it again ?? :scratch:

real number 1 this Nole

retired because he couldnt take the fair beating

sums him right up.

:haha:

look at Nole's mum :awww: :baby::baby: she's gonna cry any second now

MHAHAHA!!!!!!!

Bilbo
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
ea$$$$$y

spriwi
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
fed was by far the superior player today. :hatoff:

nole :ras:

gnaz
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
Nole is a MUG on clay.

Nole will NEVER be #1.

G4.
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
lmao , he pulled a Davydenko

Daniel
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
Well done Roger :yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
if you cant handle the heat, get out of the kitchen

so Djoke runs :tape:
always fakes an injury when he's losing :rolleyes:

complete WIMP this Fakervic :rolleyes:

aussie_fan
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
DFakervic strikes again :shrug:

m9m9m9m9m9
04-26-2008, 04:03 PM
What the fuck is this?
This is much worse than what Davydenko did in Estoril :retard:

Kworb
04-26-2008, 04:03 PM
Novak Djokovic = the male Alexandra Stevenson

Nice to have you back Roger :worship:

mangoes
04-26-2008, 04:03 PM
DJERK is a Cheater and a Punk. He was losing today so instead of staying out there, he faked an injury.

CHEATER AND A PUNK. A disgrace to the game of tennis.


DJOKOVIC.........THE ULTIMATE WIMP

arm
04-26-2008, 04:03 PM
I can't believe he did it because he was losing... :shrug: he must have reason. But what?

:shrug:

Del_Toro
04-26-2008, 04:03 PM
I told ya! Roger would beat Djoker.

I dunno why so many ppl considered The Joke favorite over Roger ON CLAY.

Now Nadal is a different story, but I trust in Roger!

Aloimeh
04-26-2008, 04:03 PM
Pathetic loser. :smash:

Deserved win for Federer.

tennizen
04-26-2008, 04:03 PM
What a disappointing act by Djokovic. There was absolutely no need to withdraw at that stage:fiery:

zqloy
04-26-2008, 04:03 PM
Who wants this prick to be the next world no1? Seriously.

HeiwaDream
04-26-2008, 04:03 PM
Federer is very very lucky again.

Good cure , Nole. You know you can do better in Roma.

Art&Soul
04-26-2008, 04:03 PM
Faker retire :haha::haha: What a loser he is :o:o ROGI is the King and Jokervic is so scared wonder what his boy friend says it now :haha:

finishingmove
04-26-2008, 04:03 PM
tactical tank

RagingLamb
04-26-2008, 04:04 PM
0 respect for Djokovic

and did roger tell his parents to be quiet? That's priceless. Talk about revenge

spriwi
04-26-2008, 04:04 PM
LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH


Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, i thought Federer was never gonna beat Nole again, didnt someone say that? who was it again ?? :scratch:

real number 1 this Nole

retired because he couldnt take the fair beating

sums him right up.

:haha:

look at Nole's mum :awww: :baby::baby: she's gonna cry any second now

MHAHAHA!!!!!!!

:yeah:

dragons112
04-26-2008, 04:04 PM
Nole is a loser hes such a fluke of a player this year has been shit for Federer but he is finding form now the clay season is good for him to find his shots and get used to rallies again. In my mind he should just be happy on making the finals NAdal is the best clay court player EVER

Apemant
04-26-2008, 04:04 PM
Shame :sad: This was shaping into a great great match, first set was spectacular, winners from all around the court :hearts: - and then retirement. Too bad.

dejosav
04-26-2008, 04:04 PM
And for the second time i won't win any money cuz he can't finish bloody match :mad:

zethand
04-26-2008, 04:04 PM
To those who watched it: did Djokovic LOOK ill?? Did he play poorly or was Federer just in JesusFed mode?

The answer is NOOOOO
He was not ill, he fake a little bit at the end!

Allegretto
04-26-2008, 04:04 PM
I can't imagine how anybody could be a fan of this pathetic tool.

Billabong
04-26-2008, 04:04 PM
Roger definitely is far superior than Nole on clay, and even though he won by retirement, he totally deserved the victory today:yeah: Well done Rogi, keep it up:bounce:!!!!

mangoes
04-26-2008, 04:05 PM
tactical tank

More like a tactical injury because he was losing.

Art&Soul
04-26-2008, 04:05 PM
And the good thing that the crowd all for ROGI and booooooooooo the coward fakevic :devil:

Enjoy Incubus
04-26-2008, 04:05 PM
Wow, what a Spartan this Djokovic is!
:worship:

Black Adam
04-26-2008, 04:05 PM
How the fuck does Herectic get to start all the result threads???

dragons112
04-26-2008, 04:06 PM
Federer is very very lucky again.

Good cure , Nole. You know you can do better in Roma.

Keep tellin yaself that mate when he beat roger this year it was all fluke plus sickness from roger

Fed Express
04-26-2008, 04:06 PM
What a pussy...


FAKERVIC!

Halba
04-26-2008, 04:06 PM
roger better than djokovic fitness wise on this surface. djoko is the 3rd best player in the world on clay.

soraya
04-26-2008, 04:07 PM
Pussy.

:)veramente.

zethand
04-26-2008, 04:07 PM
LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH


Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, i thought Federer was never gonna beat Nole again, didnt someone say that? who was it again ?? :scratch:

real number 1 this Nole

retired because he couldnt take the fair beating

sums him right up.

:haha:

look at Nole's mum :awww: :baby::baby: she's gonna cry any second now

MHAHAHA!!!!!!!

Oh man! His family is so cheap. I haven't heard this before but it confirms my statment!

rexman
04-26-2008, 04:07 PM
Disappointing as a Novak fan. I have no doubt he was ill, but I wish he'd finish the match and just take the loss.

Marek.
04-26-2008, 04:07 PM
roger better than djokovic fitness wise on this surface. djoko is the 3rd best player in the world on clay.

All of Djoko's previous matches were easy. He should have been very fresh.

Dirk
04-26-2008, 04:08 PM
0 respect for Djokovic

and did roger tell his parents to be quiet? That's priceless. Talk about revenge

Yes he did. It was over a line call, they yell it was out and Roger who was checking it anyway said so to the umpire then told the parents to be quiet. :lol:


Roger didn't retire from Oz when he had mono and most would agree that he probably shouldn't even had played it. He didn't use it as an excuse when he lost but this crassy prick can't do the same when a much less severe aliment. He is a product of his parents!!!!!

Apemant
04-26-2008, 04:08 PM
Federer is very very lucky again.

OMG you call this LUCK? What a :retard:

SerenaFederer
04-26-2008, 04:08 PM
i wonder what he would have done if he had held :scratch:

Corey Feldman
04-26-2008, 04:08 PM
Why do Nole and Jankovic retire matches when they are losing? the question answers itself

who is teaching them?

know how many times Fed has retired from over 700 matches? Zero

Fed owned Djokovic today and owned his parents as well - told them to fuck right off, good on YA FED :yeah: that'l teach them and their big mouths

sphiie
04-26-2008, 04:09 PM
Always with Fed, his opponent retired. In Indian Wells: Haas. In Miami: Soderling. Last week, Estoril: Davydenko. Now: Djokovic. There are all afraid of Fed or what! Although Djokovic retired, Fed would win sure. Now a final Rafa/Roger oh yes!! :D Go go RAFA !

HoistDaColors
04-26-2008, 04:09 PM
didn't novak break roger to love in the previous game? what was his reason for retiring? He looked fine.

:woohoo: roger

HNCS
04-26-2008, 04:09 PM
0 respect for Djokovic

and did roger tell his parents to be quiet? That's priceless. Talk about revenge

and here it is:

thanks mark!! thanks

http://www.zshare.net/video/1113310258851c46

garad
04-26-2008, 04:09 PM
Great play Roger, he was outplaying Djokovic in baseline rallies easily.

What Djoko did was despicable, I odubt he'd retired if he was winning.
"Novak will never lose to Federer again" - yeah, right!

Toko
04-26-2008, 04:09 PM
Bitch. got. owned.

Everyone, cover your assholes, GodFed is back.

acai
04-26-2008, 04:09 PM
Novak Djokovic will never be a tennis great, this kid has no heart of a fighter.
Today we saw the match between the true warrior and the mouse. Crawl back into your hole little mouse.

zethand
04-26-2008, 04:10 PM
I can't imagine how anybody could be a fan of this pathetic tool.

They see a role model to follow. 2 theories.

1 They are already as cheap, low, classless like him
2 Or they want to be

;)

amierin
04-26-2008, 04:10 PM
DJERK is a Cheater and a Punk. He was losing today so instead of staying out there, he faked an injury.

CHEATER AND A PUNK. A disgrace to the game of tennis.


DJOKOVIC.........THE ULTIMATE WIMP

That's a wrap.:yeah:

Roland9
04-26-2008, 04:10 PM
To those who watched it: did Djokovic LOOK ill?? Did he play poorly or was Federer just in JesusFed mode?

I have no idea, if you ask me. He called for the trainer at the end of the first set.

I never thought (I still don't) he's a "faker" or anything but that one looked very, very strange. Real shame, it was a high quality match.

That aside, Federer... Wow, he was fantastic at that first set. Movement, forehand, backhand, passing shots, agressive at times. Winning most of the baseline rallies... Great to see he's up for it again. Very well done.

Marek.
04-26-2008, 04:10 PM
Too many people to dedicate this to.

MIMIC
04-26-2008, 04:10 PM
What an egregious double standard. Federtards find "mono" as their word of the month, and as soon as someone else shows signs of weakness, they get burned at the stake.

But what DID actually happen. Why would he retire? Didn't he break Federer in the 2nd set?

RogerFan82
04-26-2008, 04:10 PM
Djerko-bitch :bigwave::bigwave::bigwave:

justClaudia
04-26-2008, 04:11 PM
and here it is:

thanks mark!! thanks

http://www.zshare.net/video/1113310258851c46

:spit:

Albop
04-26-2008, 04:11 PM
Federer is very very lucky again.

Good cure , Nole. You know you can do better in Roma.

you have some kind of mental retard?

LinkMage
04-26-2008, 04:11 PM
Fakervic had anal pain from the ****** he was receiving.

What a coward!

Albop
04-26-2008, 04:11 PM
Yeah. Fuck you Djokovic!!! Play until the fucking end you fucking ****.
Congrats to Fed, better player today.

:worship:

Action Jackson
04-26-2008, 04:12 PM
What a surprise, not.

Apemant
04-26-2008, 04:12 PM
Fed owned Djokovic today and owned his parents as well - told them to fuck right off, good on YA FED :yeah: that'l teach them and their big mouths

Eh? What's that? What did he do with his parents?

dylan24
04-26-2008, 04:12 PM
like i've said before.
novak aint nothing more than a 1 time slam wonder.
and that was due to monofed.
enjoy your 1 slam joker

Smoke944
04-26-2008, 04:12 PM
Roger :cool:

TFan1156
04-26-2008, 04:12 PM
LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH


Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, i thought Federer was never gonna beat Nole again, didnt someone say that? who was it again ?? :scratch:

real number 1 this Nole

retired because he couldnt take the fair beating

sums him right up.

:haha:

look at Nole's mum :awww: :baby::baby: she's gonna cry any second now

MHAHAHA!!!!!!!

Well okay but think about it. When it mattered most this year, at the slam, it was Fed who took the beating. Naturally Fed fans want to see some revenge but this hardly makes up for it...;)

Marek.
04-26-2008, 04:13 PM
and here it is:

thanks mark!! thanks

http://www.zshare.net/video/1113310258851c46

LOL :worship:

Montego
04-26-2008, 04:13 PM
Djokovic - pussy, faker, idiot, quitter. I liked him until this match. C ya, moron Djoke.

prima donna
04-26-2008, 04:13 PM
Hahahaha. What a slouch.

Kolya
04-26-2008, 04:13 PM
Roger is paying everyone to lose :p

gnaz
04-26-2008, 04:14 PM
I can't believe he did it because he was losing... :shrug: he must have reason. But what?

:shrug:

The reason? Nole is a SORE LOSER :vomit:

krystlel
04-26-2008, 04:14 PM
Djokovic should have finished off the match. I doubt he would have been risking his health by playing on. No doubt in his mind, Djokovic will not count this match as a legitimate loss.

Interesting start to the match with huge groundstrokes from both players. Djokovic played very aggressively especially off the forehand and unloading off his shots which I didn't expect. I forget how much how pace he can generate sometimes. Then he started to play more within himself and more errors came. Federer himself played very well throughout the match.

zethand
04-26-2008, 04:14 PM
Coward is the perfect word! can someone change the subjet

Federer the master of the universe def Coward, Classless, cheap, faker, mf Djokovic?

Dirk
04-26-2008, 04:14 PM
Eh? What's that? What did he do with his parents?

Parents were yelling out a "out" call and Fed told them to be quiet.

Farenhajt
04-26-2008, 04:14 PM
Too bad he had to retire, since he played well from the beginning. Anyway, semis is according to the plan, well done Roger, and move on.

TFan1156
04-26-2008, 04:14 PM
like i've said before.
novak aint nothing more than a 1 time slam wonder.
and that was due to monofed.
enjoy your 1 slam joker

Oh, I thought is was Novak that was making excuses....;)

raven gypsy
04-26-2008, 04:14 PM
Disappointing ending. Nole didn't win many fans out there today.

But the important thing is Rog-Raf final.

Parallel Universe set straight. woo-hoo!
about time for another pretty fedal picture!

RagingLamb
04-26-2008, 04:14 PM
Yes he did. It was over a line call, they yell it was out and Roger who was checking it anyway said so to the umpire then told the parents to be quiet. :lol:


Roger didn't retire from Oz when he had mono and most would agree that he probably shouldn't even had played it. He didn't use it as an excuse when he lost but this crassy prick can't do the same when a much less severe aliment. He is a product of his parents!!!!!

lol that's what I thought he did. I'm sorry to say, I thoroughly enjoyed that. He made a fan out of me by doing that, that's badass.

I agree with everyone, that Djoko doesn't deserve to be no 1 if this is who he is.

Aloimeh
04-26-2008, 04:15 PM
For someone who was pretty gung-ho about Djokovic, this is a disappointment. Not the loss - that could be abided. But this retirement - it can't be genuine. I mean, if he was fine for two sets against all the previous opposition, then how could he suddenly have "asthma" or whatever after one-and-a-half sets against Roger? Very Davydenko-esque, and very sad. Roger (despite my dislike of the man) and Rafa would definitely never do something like this.

It was unfair to the fans, it was unfair to his opponent, it will only demean his stature in the eyes of his fans and former-fans, it's unfair to the audience, and it's positively WTA-league (i.e. Henin vs. Mauresmo AO retirement in the final).

GlennMirnyi
04-26-2008, 04:15 PM
:haha:

Guess who's the real #1???

juninhOH
04-26-2008, 04:15 PM
I can't believe this. Djokovic is such a good player but such a bad loser, he gives up a LOOOOOOOOOOOT of matches!

go for it Fed!

d3ck
04-26-2008, 04:15 PM
High class first set.

Second set we found a kid making up bad excuses so not to go to school, Roger was sometimes confused with Nole behaviour, one game I'm sick, the other 3 winners.

As Nole once said "The match was on my side, ..."

:wavey:

zethand
04-26-2008, 04:16 PM
Parents were yelling out a "out" call and Fed told them to be quiet.

Low people do things like that!

Herdwick
04-26-2008, 04:16 PM
As a Nole fan this is embarrassing - he'd better have a damn good reason but can't think what it could be. He was skipping round like a spring lamb yesterday...

Corey Feldman
04-26-2008, 04:16 PM
First pictures of Nole's camp in the locker rooms right now

Mountain Hag - http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sign/sign0063.gif http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sign/sign0063.gif http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sign/sign0063.gif http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sign/sign0063.gif

Daddy Djokovic - http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sign/sign0064.gif http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sign/sign0064.gif http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sign/sign0064.gif http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sign/sign0064.gif


Federer - http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sign/sign0070.gif's

Action Jackson
04-26-2008, 04:17 PM
Good to see a few Serbs in here, being honest enough to admit Djokovic's antics today weren't up to scratch.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/GWH2/chicken_shit_copyforweb.jpg

Enjoy Incubus
04-26-2008, 04:18 PM
What a clever guy this Djokovic is.

The Freak
04-26-2008, 04:18 PM
Grow a pair Novak. Since he was losing to Fed, he had to be sick/injured...:rolleyes:

arm
04-26-2008, 04:18 PM
gosh, this kind of posts were predictable.

Hell yes, it is quite strange this retirement. But why in the hell would he retire just becausse he was losing? I mean he has lost before, including this year. For exemple in Marseilhe he was really sick and losing to Simon and he played.

Was it because he was playing federer?? Then why didnt he do the same last year in Shangai when he was destryed by 3 players in a row.

:shrug: I really dont know. On one hand it does look strange, on the other, I seriously doubt he would be ashamed of losing to federer on clay..

Whatever =/

Chiseller
04-26-2008, 04:18 PM
Yes baby yes, doubled up my money. Lovely to see Federer playing solid again, yet probably not enough for Nadal.

I could quote so many retards but I just cba, wp.

dam0dred
04-26-2008, 04:18 PM
F**k I didn't think he could have any less character and integrity than he's already demonstrated.

I guess I was wrong.

Foxy
04-26-2008, 04:18 PM
This year first was Haas at IW, then Soderling at Miami, then Davydenko at Estoril now Nole at Monte Carlo. It's too much. Who will retire next?!

Kuhne
04-26-2008, 04:18 PM
This is why I will still call him Djokofagotassqueerfuckingbitch, I am so happy I never became a fan of this guy, he is such a dissapointment, look at the #1 clearly not at his best at the start of this tournament facing challenges no one thought he was going to surpass (Nalbandian and Djokovic) when he doesn't need to prove anything anymore and still fights his guts out every fucking time.

What a great day, what's sweet about this is that I don't even care if he beats Rafa tomorrow, I just wanted to know if Roger still had it in him to be the good ol Roger at least for a tournament and what we can expect from the old roger in montecarlo is geting to the final, not wining it. he is the best player of all time, playing the best clay court player of all time. it's like being a great swimmer but trying to beat a fucking shark, it's not really gona happen.

So for all you Nadal fans, I hope you are as happy as I am that this is a Roger/Nadal match.. could you Imagine a Nadal/Djoko matc?? ew...

Here's my theory anyways. the easier the opponent. the harder the match for Roger in this tournament. Ruben nearly beat his ass, he was the easiest. Monfis was a bit tougher so he won easier. Nalbandian, minus that first set, was a comfortable win. Djokovic got owned and ran away from the court. if it all keeps the same, Nadal should be the easiest of them all! (right) So now he faces the hardest task of all... I see Roger as the main character in that nintendo Kung Fu game where you need to go up floors and on every floor there's a harder boss. Rafa's that crazy motherfucker at the end of the fifth floor.


Ok enough nonsense. I am just happy.

tskimny
04-26-2008, 04:20 PM
Yay! What the hell happened?
Nole was playing great.
Roger was playing awesome.

After the 1st set, trainers came out for Nole. Same dosage I heard he requested.

Then when he got broken on the second set, he went up to Roger and shook his hand.
The commentators did a lousy job on what transpired.

VolandriFan
04-26-2008, 04:20 PM
I've already forgiven Novak.

bokehlicious
04-26-2008, 04:20 PM
Nice one Roger :yeah:

Bobby
04-26-2008, 04:22 PM
Some people just don't have any class. Sure, he looked a bit tired but that may have been just an act before throwing in the towel. Even if he was sick, he could have finished the match. If he was fit enough to start the match, he should have played a couple of more games and let Federer win the match. Then again, it's hard to believe he actually was sick.

It's one thing to win matches when all goes your way, but the really big boys are the ones who can fight through some difficulties. Sometimes they win, sometimes they lose but they always give their best shot. Djokovic is a little baby.

Aloimeh
04-26-2008, 04:22 PM
Too bad he had to retire, since he played well from the beginning. Anyway, semis is according to the plan, well done Roger, and move on.

Please, "he had to retire"? Recognize that this was completely cheap and weasleish and then we can move on. I accepted the previous retirement against Nadal in Wimbledon because it seemed legitimate. This is just pathetic and so unfair to the fans, to Roger, and even to himself. What do you think he'll be thinking of himself? Either he'll rationalize that he didn't really lose to Roger or he'll lose all self-respect for himself.

Anyway, I'm sort of done with this person. I can't believe I wasted all that time supporting him. I still like his game and think he has the potential to do great things, but as a human being there are many, many flaws.

Alex999
04-26-2008, 04:22 PM
Congrats to Roger. Great win, he was a better player today. I'm disappointed with Djokovic today but life goes on. He didn't look sharp today, too sluggish, no patience. I'd like to believe that he was sick, but I don't' think so. He should have finished the match. Federer was awesome and it's good too see him playing so well. I feel Novak was a coward to quit :mad:. Never give up, always try your best and if you lose at least you know you tried. It's not a shame to lose to Federer.
Another thing I want to say to all fans of Federer, have fun, enjoy this victory. Federer was superb today :worship:.

raven gypsy
04-26-2008, 04:23 PM
know how many times Fed has retired from over 700 matches? Zero



This is a Good Point!

gnaz
04-26-2008, 04:23 PM
All of Djoko's previous matches were easy. He should have been very fresh.

This was Nole's FIRST real test in Monte Carlo this year... He had play nothing but mugs so far in this tournament. Nole had the easiest draw... Cupcake draw until the SF.... I mean Querrey of all people, C'mon :rolleyes:

garad
04-26-2008, 04:24 PM
What an egregious double standard. Federtards find "mono" as their word of the month, and as soon as someone else shows signs of weakness, they get burned at the stake.

But what DID actually happen. Why would he retire? Didn't he break Federer in the 2nd set?

Did Federer retire from a match he was losing at AO and ever? No.
Was Novak so ill that he couldn't see match out and show respect to his opponent? No.
Next!

Herdwick
04-26-2008, 04:24 PM
Good to see a few Serbs in here, being honest enough to admit Djokovic's antics today weren't up to scratch.


I am not a Serb and do not want to fuel the hatred towards Nole but think you'll find most of us fans are pretty pissed off with this today - it is happening too often. He should have stayed on court and lost.

DDrago2
04-26-2008, 04:24 PM
There was nothing in Djokovic's game that suggested he is having troubles with his body, it was his usual game (and even maybe above his average), and to redraw in moment in which he did was shamefull! Even if he had any sort of trouble, he shouldn'g have redrawn in such moment because he was clearly getting outplayed and he should have stayed on the court and finish the match. I am sure Federer would not retire like this and would accept that the other player was better.

As for Djokovic's parents, it seems they are only initerested in their's kid being the best ever, and nothing less. We should actualy worry for Novak maybe, instead of acusing him?

tangerine_dream
04-26-2008, 04:25 PM
What is with the Serbs and their neverending injury time out and retirements? :o

That was not barbaric of you Nole, that was Gasquet of you to wimp out like that. Lose the gamesmanship tactics. :smash:

Bamos Roger the barbarian. :dance:

know how many times Fed has retired from over 700 matches? Zero
:worship: That's an amazing stat and it shows how smart he and his camp are scheduling tournaments and vacations when needed.

Enjoy Incubus
04-26-2008, 04:25 PM
Great distraction from Djokovic after simulating a tough match against Anderson playing until the end and losing in 3 tight sets. Oh wait... wrong thread :help: :lol:
Keep it up Nole!

moon language
04-26-2008, 04:25 PM
So annoying this Nole.

Corey Feldman
04-26-2008, 04:25 PM
Just watched the clip of Fed Pwning the Nole camp and telling them to be quiet

there was a ruthlessness in his voice and the stare :eek: Nole's parents looked :scared: and boy did they shut up

:lol:

told ya they'd regret their bs over the years - time to start paying up.

*Ljubica*
04-26-2008, 04:26 PM
:rolleyes: To the pathetic bunch of haters in GM :rolleyes: What a totally expected gloat/whinge/foul language/bullying/stupidity/mob mentality load of cr*p to find here. All I can say, is if any one of you achieve one tenth of what Nole has already achieved in his life, you will be very lucky - but somehow I doubt any of you will, because you'e all too busy sitting in your rooms, attacking someone you've never met on the anonymous Internet, when very few of you would have the guts to say it to his face :wavey:

Congrats for playing well Roger, and good luck in the final tomorrow.

GlennMirnyi
04-26-2008, 04:26 PM
F**k I didn't think he could have any less character and integrity than he's already demonstrated.

I guess I was wrong.

What a great post.

Faker showing day after day that he has no character. Classless prick without any respect to people or the sport. Coward. A real man takes his losses head on, doesn't quit.

Thanks Fed for disposing of the garbage.

garad
04-26-2008, 04:26 PM
Well okay but think about it. When it mattered most this year, at the slam, it was Fed who took the beating. Naturally Fed fans want to see some revenge but this hardly makes up for it...;)

But it does, it does very well indeed.

yellowboy906
04-26-2008, 04:27 PM
Novak Djokovic will never be a tennis great, this kid has no heart of a fighter.
Today we saw the match between the true warrior and the mouse. Crawl back into your hole little mouse.

you are so wrong. he doesn't fight cause this match doesn't mean much to him. did u ever see him give up at grand slam? he was down 2 set to 1 against stepanek at us open last year and it look like he's done. also the match against tsonga at AO shows he doesn't give up easily. obviously, he only care about grand slam.

Jaap
04-26-2008, 04:27 PM
Expected retirement from Djoko.

Chiseller
04-26-2008, 04:27 PM
and here it is:

thanks mark!! thanks

http://www.zshare.net/video/1113310258851c46

"Be quiet, okey?"

:lol: Fucking hell, I missed that as I was making pizza, hilarious :haha:
Love it when he jumps out of his skin.

Langers
04-26-2008, 04:28 PM
Pretty PATHETIC Djokovic.

RagingLamb
04-26-2008, 04:28 PM
and here it is:

thanks mark!! thanks

http://www.zshare.net/video/1113310258851c46

that's gonna be one of my favorite clips of the year. thanks

HarryMan
04-26-2008, 04:28 PM
Congrats on getting back to your very best Roger:worship:

He was playing some really good tennis and deserves to be in the final against the beast on clay, what an exciting match between the two best players in the world :D

As far as Djokovic is concerned, I hope he has a really really good reason for pulling out in such a situation, I wont say anything more...

soraya
04-26-2008, 04:28 PM
DJERK is a Cheater and a Punk. He was losing today so instead of staying out there, he faked an injury.

CHEATER AND A PUNK. A disgrace to the game of tennis.


DJOKOVIC.........THE ULTIMATE WIMP

were you trying to rap S?;)

Dirk
04-26-2008, 04:29 PM
For someone who was pretty gung-ho about Djokovic, this is a disappointment. Not the loss - that could be abided. But this retirement - it can't be genuine. I mean, if he was fine for two sets against all the previous opposition, then how could he suddenly have "asthma" or whatever after one-and-a-half sets against Roger? Very Davydenko-esque, and very sad. Roger (despite my dislike of the man) and Rafa would definitely never do something like this.

It was unfair to the fans, it was unfair to his opponent, it will only demean his stature in the eyes of his fans and former-fans, it's unfair to the audience, and it's positively WTA-league (i.e. Henin vs. Mauresmo AO retirement in the final).

Henin should have finished her final but she was way more sick and than this clown. If nole wants to be number one , then he should learn from (current number one) Roger....... If you play sick, finish which is exactly what Roger did at OZ.

HeretiC
04-26-2008, 04:29 PM
Patheticism at its best. Take a beating like a man and finish the match you moronic coward!!! :fiery::fiery::fiery:

gnaz
04-26-2008, 04:30 PM
Remember, according to Navratilova, Djoker is the favorite to win the FO :haha: Nevermind the fact that Nole is a mug on clay, Martina :lol:

GlennMirnyi
04-26-2008, 04:30 PM
:rolleyes: To the pathetic bunch of haters in GM :rolleyes: What a totally expected gloat/whinge/foul language/bullying/stupidity/mob mentality load of cr*p to find here. All I can say, is if any one of you achieve one tenth of what Nole has already achieved in his life, you will be very lucky - but somehow I doubt any of you will, because you'e all too busy sitting in your rooms, tattacking someone you've never met on the anonymous Internet, when very few of you would have the guts to say it to his face - probably not even to my face :wavey:

Congrats for playing well Roger, and good luck in the final tomorrow.

Didn't expect this from you. Who is "Nole"? He's just a tennis player. There are people here who are doctors, engineers, lawyers and we probably have done much more than this characterless joker for the life of others. Everyone deserves respect for what they do if they do that with respect and honour, something Faker definitely has no idea about.

:wavey:

zethand
04-26-2008, 04:31 PM
"Be quiet, okey?"

:lol: Fucking hell, I missed that as I was making pizza, hilarious :haha:
Love it when he jumps out of his skin.

I cannot see it! Is this in youtube or other? I think it is because I am using safari :(

yellowboy906
04-26-2008, 04:31 PM
:rolleyes: To the pathetic bunch of haters in GM :rolleyes: What a totally expected gloat/whinge/foul language/bullying/stupidity/mob mentality load of cr*p to find here. All I can say, is if any one of you achieve one tenth of what Nole has already achieved in his life, you will be very lucky - but somehow I doubt any of you will, because you'e all too busy sitting in your rooms, attacking someone you've never met on the anonymous Internet, when very few of you would have the guts to say it to his face :wavey:

Congrats for playing well Roger, and good luck in the final tomorrow.

agree. i just hope that the haters go back to their porn site. instead, they come here and talk bullshit.

scoobs
04-26-2008, 04:31 PM
Not a move from Djokovic designed to enhance peoples' respect for him, is it.

Some players who don't feel well in a match play on and let the match end the natural way, unless their leg is about to fall off or something.

Others...well...

Doesn't matter. Fed won. He was the better player on the day and I'm just so happy to see him player well again.

l_mac
04-26-2008, 04:32 PM
:rolleyes: To the pathetic bunch of haters in GM :rolleyes: What a totally expected gloat/whinge/foul language/bullying/stupidity/mob mentality load of cr*p to find here. All I can say, is if any one of you achieve one tenth of what Nole has already achieved in his life, you will be very lucky - but somehow I doubt any of you will, because you'e all too busy sitting in your rooms, attacking someone you've never met on the anonymous Internet, when very few of you would have the guts to say it to his face :wavey:

Rose :hug: Try not to take it too seriously.

edited. :tape:

your_valentine
04-26-2008, 04:32 PM
So much hatred in here :rolleyes: What kind of people are you? :help:

Congrats Roger :D

Lleyton_
04-26-2008, 04:32 PM
:rolleyes: To the pathetic bunch of haters in GM :rolleyes: What a totally expected gloat/whinge/foul language/bullying/stupidity/mob mentality load of cr*p to find here. All I can say, is if any one of you achieve one tenth of what Nole has already achieved in his life, you will be very lucky - but somehow I doubt any of you will, because you'e all too busy sitting in your rooms, attacking someone you've never met on the anonymous Internet, when very few of you would have the guts to say it to his face :wavey:

Congrats for playing well Roger, and good luck in the final tomorrow.

OK Mother Teresa.

Corey Feldman
04-26-2008, 04:32 PM
Ohhhhhh I just love you Roger

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/1/3/0/13057ec34780a74a8859e4b0acc4eefc.gif

Bobby
04-26-2008, 04:33 PM
:rolleyes: To the pathetic bunch of haters in GM :rolleyes: What a totally expected gloat/whinge/foul language/bullying/stupidity/mob mentality load of cr*p to find here. All I can say, is if any one of you achieve one tenth of what Nole has already achieved in his life, you will be very lucky - but somehow I doubt any of you will, because you'e all too busy sitting in your rooms, attacking someone you've never met on the anonymous Internet, when very few of you would have the guts to say it to his face :wavey:

Congrats for playing well Roger, and good luck in the final tomorrow.

Depends on how you measure it. I may not make millions of euros but at least I do my best every day at work.

HNCS
04-26-2008, 04:33 PM
i think the commentator was really correct. if it were roger or nadal, they wouldn't have quit.

I mean for federer, forget about AO 08. TMC 05 final anyone??? that guy was on crutches and still played to the end. HIs motto""Roger Federer never retires. Otherwise he just doesn't step on the court"
lots of respect to Fed.

and oh dear... let's see how tommorow works out.

Sunset of Age
04-26-2008, 04:33 PM
Djoko should at least have shown the GUTS to continue playing and take his defeat as a MAN.

In stead, he bolted out like a scared chicken.

Telling enough IMHO.

Well done, Rogelio, and try to make it a match tomorrow! Don't at all care about who will be the winner - at least it will be a guy with CLASS.

kalisita
04-26-2008, 04:33 PM
I thought that Djokovic looked bad body-language wise from the beginning of the match. He seems like a huge hypochondriac. If there is one little thing wrong with his body (and he did tell the trainer that he took medication that morning) he can't play past it.

I actually thought the match was pretty good until the end. It was tight. Only one break in the first, exchange of breaks in the second and then Federer's last break. There was nothing to suggest that Djokovic couldn't have broke back, though I do think Federer would have won in the end. Djokovic is just too neurotic to continue when he feels his body is off. He needs to work on that mental aspect of his game.

Adler
04-26-2008, 04:34 PM
http://www.zshare.net/video/1113310258851c46

this is top video this year. Better that Murray swearing at Gilbert

gnaz
04-26-2008, 04:34 PM
gosh, this kind of posts were predictable.

Hell yes, it is quite strange this retirement. But why in the hell would he retire just becausse he was losing? I mean he has lost before, including this year. For exemple in Marseilhe he was really sick and losing to Simon and he played.

Was it because he was playing federer?? Then why didnt he do the same last year in Shangai when he was destryed by 3 players in a row.

:shrug: I really dont know. On one hand it does look strange, on the other, I seriously doubt he would be ashamed of losing to federer on clay..

Whatever =/


Nole has a history of doing this. He has retired many times when losing...

Lillith
04-26-2008, 04:35 PM
you are so wrong. he doesn't fight cause this match doesn't mean much to him. did u ever see him give up at grand slam? he was down 2 set to 1 against stepanek at us open last year and it look like he's done. also the match against tsonga at AO shows he doesn't give up easily. obviously, he only care about grand slam.

I guess you forgot the retirement at Wimbledon. Or is that not a grand slam anymore?


I once thought this kid had potential and even was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt for a while, but this kind of stuff has happened too many times now. He really needs some tough love rather than whatever it is he's getting from his camp.

Langers
04-26-2008, 04:35 PM
Remember, according to Navratilova, Djoker is the favorite to win the FO :haha: Nevermind the fact that Nole is a mug on clay, Martina :lol:
I wouldn't go that far you idiot. :rolleyes:

TMJordan
04-26-2008, 04:35 PM
LoL

yellowboy906
04-26-2008, 04:35 PM
Didn't expect this from you. Who is "Nole"? He's just a tennis player. There are people here who are doctors, engineers, lawyers and we probably have done much more than this characterless joker for the life of others. Everyone deserves respect for what they do if they do that with respect and honour, something Faker definitely has no idea about.

:wavey:

anyone who thinks stepanek is sexy has no place here. go watch gay porn. the guys there is much sexier than stepanek. i never watch that shit before but they had to be sexier than stepanek.:wavey:

dam0dred
04-26-2008, 04:36 PM
I thought that Djokovic looked bad body-language well from the beginning of the match. He seems like a huge hypochondriac.

Exactly. He's the Serena Williams of the mens tour.

krystlel
04-26-2008, 04:36 PM
The articles have come out. Djokovic retired with dizziness. Even worse, Djokovic claims he has been feeling it the last three days. Meaning it couldn't have been anything that bad...

“I didn’t feel good for the last three days. I’ve been waking up with a sore throat,” said Djokovic.

“But I thought it’s not going to be nothing special. But obviously when you’re playing against the number one player of the world, you obviously get a lot of balls back and longer points, and I just couldn’t get enough energy back after each point.

“I needed a lot of time. And I just decided not to risk anything. I feel dizziness a little bit in the last three days,” he added.

“I don’t know. The doctor in the tournament couldn’t give me the right diagnosis.”
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=reu-menmastersfederer_pix&prov=reuters&type=lgns

Action Jackson
04-26-2008, 04:37 PM
I said this already and will post it here.

Unless he had a serious injury, then he should have played it out to the end, take the defeat like a man, move on and then try and turn it around next time.

Many people seem to have been waiting for this chance, but I am not surprised it turned out like this. When some of the more boisterous Djokovic fans went over the top with the gloating and acting like sore winners, when he won those big titles. Stands to reason it's going to bite them on the arse, when he does something like this.

TMJordan
04-26-2008, 04:37 PM
http://www.zshare.net/video/1113310258851c46

this is top video this year. Better that Murray swearing at Gilbert

Great stuff from Roger. Bunch of dochebags are the Djokovic family.

optimism
04-26-2008, 04:37 PM
I thought that Djokovic looked bad body-language well from the beginning of the match. He seems like a huge hypochondriac. If there is one little thing wrong with his body (and he did tell the trainer that he took medication that morning) he can play past it.

I actually thought the match was pretty good until the end. It was tight. Only one break in the first, exchange of breaks in the second and then Federer's last break. There was nothing to suggest that Djokovic couldn't have broke back, though I do think Federer would have won in the end. Djokovic is just too neurotic to continue when he feels his body is off. He needs to work on that mental aspect of his game.

how blind can you be? there's a reason why so many people are calling him names. Open your eyes and stop idolizing an asshole.

Grinder
04-26-2008, 04:37 PM
Didn't expect this from you. Who is "Nole"? He's just a tennis player. There are people here who are doctors, engineers, lawyers and we probably have done much more than this characterless joker for the life of others. Everyone deserves respect for what they do if they do that with respect and honour, something Faker definitely has no idea about.

:wavey:

Agree 100%. Unless "The Cat Lady" is shallow and material enough to believe that success is measured purely on accumulated wealth. What an idiotic post/rant.

Enjoy Incubus
04-26-2008, 04:38 PM
anyone who thinks stepanek is sexy has no place here. go watch gay porn. the guys there is much sexier than stepanek. i never watch that shit before but they had to be sexier than stepanek.:wavey:
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jonny84
04-26-2008, 04:38 PM
Federer is kinda back I suppose. Into his second final of the year. But I don't think he has any chance against Nadal.

LilyRoseAva
04-26-2008, 04:38 PM
I guess you forgot the retirement at Wimbledon. Or is that not a grand slam anymore?


I once thought this kid had potential and even was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt for a while, but this kind of stuff has happened too many times now. He realy needs some tough love rather than whatever it is he's getting from his camp.


and QF French Open 2006 vs. Nadal too

Apemant
04-26-2008, 04:39 PM
I thought that Djokovic looked bad body-language well from the beginning of the match.

Well I really believe Nole likes acting a little bit too much. He behaves as if he can barely walk, but then smacks winners from everywhere and runs like a rabbit. It's not something one should be proud about - but hey, noone's perfect.

wildegirl05
04-26-2008, 04:40 PM
Nole: continuing to work on "making friends and influencing people" :yeah:

:retard:

roger and rafa: :woohoo: finally a fedal final. roger's form today was pretty good, so i'm hoping for atleast a good match tomorrow! :dance:

Okonsky
04-26-2008, 04:40 PM
:rolleyes: To the pathetic bunch of haters in GM :rolleyes: What a totally expected gloat/whinge/foul language/bullying/stupidity/mob mentality load of cr*p to find here. All I can say, is if any one of you achieve one tenth of what Nole has already achieved in his life, you will be very lucky - but somehow I doubt any of you will, because you'e all too busy sitting in your rooms, attacking someone you've never met on the anonymous Internet, when very few of you would have the guts to say it to his face :wavey:


Sad dear.

Blue Heart24
04-26-2008, 04:40 PM
Roger :yeah: :D
Faker :hug: :sad: :awww:

Langers
04-26-2008, 04:41 PM
Exactly. He's the Serena Williams of the mens tour.
Good call, Williams is identical. How many times does she step on the court looking not all there? She often just mopes around.

Lleyton_
04-26-2008, 04:41 PM
Exactly. He's the Serena Williams of the mens tour.

:rolleyes: Serena doesn't do it against quality opponents. She has the ability to crush anybody 6-2 6-0 so it must be frustrating when she loses.

HNCS
04-26-2008, 04:42 PM
thanks mark again. i really owe you one.

the final moment: (got quite a booo from the crowd)

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p62/markeyesworld/bootonovak2.gif

Roland9
04-26-2008, 04:42 PM
I thought that Djokovic looked bad body-language wise from the beginning of the match. He seems like a huge hypochondriac. If there is one little thing wrong with his body (and he did tell the trainer that he took medication that morning) he can play past it.

I actually thought the match was pretty good until the end. It was tight. Only one break in the first, exchange of breaks in the second and then Federer's last break. There was nothing to suggest that Djokovic couldn't have broke back, though I do think Federer would have won in the end. Djokovic is just too neurotic to continue when he feels his body is off. He needs to work on that mental aspect of his game.

Well said.

Jelena_78
04-26-2008, 04:42 PM
Too good Roger! :worship:

Congrats!

yellowboy906
04-26-2008, 04:43 PM
I guess you forgot the retirement at Wimbledon. Or is that not a grand slam anymore?


I once thought this kid had potential and even was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt for a while, but this kind of stuff has happened too many times now. He realy needs some tough love rather than whatever it is he's getting from his camp.

are u saying that in wimbledon he was faking the injury? we all know that he was seriouly hurt in wimbledon. everybody is suprise when he take first set from nadal. actually, the match at wimbledon when djoke played kiefer, hewitt, baghdatis and nadal show that he's a fighter.:eek:

Bayo
04-26-2008, 04:43 PM
Horrible way to end. But whatever. I'll take it.

Aloimeh
04-26-2008, 04:44 PM
and QF French Open 2006 vs. Nadal too

Yes, but that was a bit more forgiveable since it was "critical" breathing issues, deviated septum, blablabla. He had the septum fixed. The Nadal retirement I thought was reasonable given the toe. What's the excuse now? If he has asthma, he should tank out early from clay tournaments and focus on faster surfaces.

Anyway, I have a really sinking feeling in my stomach from this. I would have been disappointed with a loss but this is just so off-putting. I was able to tolerate the arrogant pressers and the psycho parents because I could distinguish these from the game on court. But now his on-court retiring is just too low.

Henin of ATP - talented, will win multiple slams, but lacking integrity.

scoobs
04-26-2008, 04:44 PM
2008 Monte Carlo SF Federer 3-6 2-3 RET
2008 DC RUS vs SRB Davydenko 6-4 6-3 4-6 RET
2007 Wimbledon SF Nadal 6-3 1-6 1-4 RET
2006 Umag F Wawrinka 6-6(1) RET
2006 Roland Garros QF Nadal 4-6 4-6 RET
2005 Roland Garros R64 Coria 4-6 2-6 2-3 RET

I'm starting to wonder if the clay dust causes Djokovic throat and breathing problems because with the exception of Wimbledon 2007, where he'd played 7 hours in the previous 2 rounds in back to back days due to the rain, every single other one of his retirements have come on clay.

garudahk
04-26-2008, 04:44 PM
GARBAGE!! :ras::ras:ras:

Go fed!:D

guga2120
04-26-2008, 04:45 PM
Roger's movement and defense so much better than Novak's on clay. He really is moving around the court as good as ever.

Why are all the fedtard's so giddy about this? I guess that loss in AO really bothered them.

NYCtennisfan
04-26-2008, 04:45 PM
Federer stepped it up this tournament. He has played with passion and sometimes anger and of course determination. Signs that his movement, serve and FH were coming back were on display yesterday against Nalbandian as well as an improved BH that kept the ball in play with depth.

The real #1 showing why he's been the real #1 for over 4 years years running.

K-Dog
04-26-2008, 04:45 PM
Exactly. He's the Serena Williams of the mens tour.

Yeah, but does Serena retire from the match? NO!!!! She fights until the end, even if she loses. Unlike Novak, Serena is SO good that she only has to turn it on when it matters against 90% of the women. Novak would be get killed if he moped around for a half a set and then turned to turn things on.

amierin
04-26-2008, 04:46 PM
and QF French Open 2006 vs. Nadal too

Don't forget his DC withdrawal.

l_mac
04-26-2008, 04:46 PM
2008 Monte Carlo SF Federer 3-6 2-3 RET
2008 DC RUS vs SRB Davydenko 6-4 6-3 4-6 RET
2007 Wimbledon SF Nadal 6-3 1-6 1-4 RET
2006 Umag F Wawrinka 6-6(1) RET
2006 Roland Garros QF Nadal 4-6 4-6 RET
2005 Roland Garros R64 Coria 4-6 2-6 2-3 RET

I'm starting to wonder if the clay dust causes Djokovic throat and breathing problems because with the exception of Wimbledon 2007, where he'd played 7 hours in the previous 2 rounds in back to back days due to the rain, every single other one of his retirements have come on clay.

Someone else said on the other thread it was a sore throat he had today :shrug:

holagirl56
04-26-2008, 04:47 PM
Henin of ATP - talented, will win multiple slams, but lacking integrity.

Please don't insult Henin like that. She's suffered multiple bagels this year because of her form but still hasn't given up.

maria_marie
04-26-2008, 04:48 PM
I'm not a fan of Novak but I know he has asthma so it's difficult to play when you're short of breath so I kinda understand why he retired. So I think that was the reason why he retired. I noticed yesterday that he had difficulties with breathing maybe they have worsened overnight. However, the excessive ball-bouncing was there again and the way roger told novak's family to shut up was hilarious

wurthluc91
04-26-2008, 04:49 PM
That loss in Australia only bothers "us" in relation to this match because of the fact that in a SLAM SF Roger didn't retire when he had mono, whereas in a MS SF DJoko did at a very questionable time in the match. SImple...

Oh and Well Done Roger!

rexman
04-26-2008, 04:49 PM
Yeah, but does Serena retire from the match? NO!!!! She fights until the end, even if she loses. Unlike Novak, Serena is SO good that she only has to turn it on when it matters against 90% of the women. Novak would be get killed if he moped around for a half a set and then turned to turn things on.

To be fair, Serena retires more than any woman on tour.

Lee
04-26-2008, 04:49 PM
I said this already and will post it here.

Unless he had a serious injury, then he should have played it out to the end, take the defeat like a man, move on and then try and turn it around next time.

Right on. He needs to play till the end even he knows he will lose. It's not like he really can't finish the match just by standing there.

Many people seem to have been waiting for this chance, but I am not surprised it turned out like this. When some of the more boisterous Djokovic fans went over the top with the gloating and acting like sore winners, when he won those big titles. Stands to reason it's going to bite them on the arse, when he does something like this.

Those "boisterous Djokovic fans" need to learn when to shut their mouth up but the same should apply to all "boisterous (put the name of other top players) fans"

I particular saw one that's gloating viciously here who dared not to show his face in GM when Murray was bagelled the other day.

Lleyt2Berate
04-26-2008, 04:50 PM
you are so wrong. he doesn't fight cause this match doesn't mean much to him. did u ever see him give up at grand slam? he was down 2 set to 1 against stepanek at us open last year and it look like he's done. also the match against tsonga at AO shows he doesn't give up easily. obviously, he only care about grand slam.

Do we forget retirements to Nadal at both the FO and Wimbledon?

Didn't expect this from you. Who is "Nole"? He's just a tennis player. There are people here who are doctors, engineers, lawyers and we probably have done much more than this characterless joker for the life of others. Everyone deserves respect for what they do if they do that with respect and honour, something Faker definitely has no idea about.

:wavey:

:worship: Excellent post

You know, I often root against Nadal just because I want to see Federer keep his #1 longer, but this just takes me back to the USO 2007 quarterfinal between Nadal and Ferrer. Nadal's knees where CLEARLY impeding his movement. He was practically limping out there while Ferrer had his way with him that last set, but did you see Nadal quit? No, he had enough respect for the fans, for Ferrer, and for himself to see his match through to the end and accept the loss like a man. Same can be said of Federer showing up to this year's AO with mono or 2005 Shanghai with an ankle injury, knowing he's not at his best, but willing to accept defeat like a man. What Djokovic has done here is reprehensible as an athlete and shows that he has no respect for the sport, but rather just on making a name for himself. One poster said something about perhaps that being his parents' influence and maybe we should be feeling sorry for him and not villifying him--perhaps, but he's old enough to be responsible for his own actions and old enough to know what it means to be honorable. :rolleyes: I can just see him coming out before their next meeting and saying that he was fully in control of the match or worse yet, pulling a Serena Williams and saying that he was playing at about 45% if he played at 70%, he would have won (because in his mind, he has the capacity to still become 30% greater than Federer if he isn't already). Go figure...

roxannax
04-26-2008, 04:51 PM
Fucking pussy!!!! He was getting his ass handed to him. Robby konig says if the shoe was on the other foot, federer would have continued.


But of course he would, and that is exactly the reason why I prefer him. Roger is man enough to lose, but also, a man enough to win.

A real man ;)

gnaz
04-26-2008, 04:51 PM
I wouldn't go that far you idiot. :rolleyes:

Oh he is, you moron :rolleyes:

Aloimeh
04-26-2008, 04:52 PM
2008 Monte Carlo SF Federer 3-6 2-3 RET
2008 DC RUS vs SRB Davydenko 6-4 6-3 4-6 RET
2007 Wimbledon SF Nadal 6-3 1-6 1-4 RET
2006 Umag F Wawrinka 6-6(1) RET
2006 Roland Garros QF Nadal 4-6 4-6 RET
2005 Roland Garros R64 Coria 4-6 2-6 2-3 RET

I'm starting to wonder if the clay dust causes Djokovic throat and breathing problems because with the exception of Wimbledon 2007, where he'd played 7 hours in the previous 2 rounds in back to back days due to the rain, every single other one of his retirements have come on clay.

I doubt it. I think it has more to do with hyperventilation from exertion. If the clay was a problem it would be an irritant in every clay match. I think he overexerts on clay, hyperventilates, and then gets hypochondriacal and retires. He probably wouldn't do that if he was winning.

didadida
04-26-2008, 04:52 PM
Just watched the clip of Fed Pwning the Nole camp and telling them to be quiet

there was a ruthlessness in his voice and the stare :eek: Nole's parents looked :scared: and boy did they shut up

:lol:

told ya they'd regret their bs over the years - time to start paying up.

i've just seen their same :lol: priceless they really shut up :angel:

brief
04-26-2008, 04:53 PM
And Federer said unto Djokovic, "Eat my clay dust." And so he did.

Stensland
04-26-2008, 04:53 PM
i love that vid of roger telling the parents off. :D just hilarious.

roger's the best.

scoobs
04-26-2008, 04:53 PM
I doubt it. I think it has more to do with hyperventilation from exertion. If the clay was a problem it would be an irritant in every clay match. I think he overexerts on clay, hyperventilates, and then gets hypochondriacal and retires. He probably wouldn't do that if he was winning.
That's perhaps a more logical explanation, yes :)

didadida
04-26-2008, 04:53 PM
Federer stepped it up this tournament. He has played with passion and sometimes anger and of course determination. Signs that his movement, serve and FH were coming back were on display yesterday against Nalbandian as well as an improved BH that kept the ball in play with depth.

The real #1 showing why he's been the real #1 for over 4 years years running.

:worship:

Aloimeh
04-26-2008, 04:54 PM
Please don't insult Henin like that. She's suffered multiple bagels this year because of her form but still hasn't given up.

I saw the hand incident and the AO final and both were very ugly. This isn't about Henin, it's about retirers.

Lillith
04-26-2008, 04:54 PM
are u saying that in wimbledon he was faking the injury? we all know that he was seriouly hurt in wimbledon. everybody is suprise when he take first set from nadal. actually, the match at wimbledon when djoke played kiefer, hewitt, baghdatis and nadal show that he's a fighter.:eek:


You originally posted some baloney excuse that this is a just a masters event and that Djokovic doesn't retire in majors. I merely pointed out the most recent time in which he actually HAS retired at a major, and a couple of others have pointed out 2 other prior retirements from majors.

He retires too much and seems to be coddled by his camp. Someone close to him needs to have a come to jesus meeting with him and tell him it's time to grow up and take the loss like an adult.

Lee
04-26-2008, 04:54 PM
Don't forget his DC withdrawal.

He was so sick that he could not play the first round rubber :rolleyes:

Someone else said on the other thread it was a sore throat he had today :shrug:

He also said dizziness which may due to shortless of breath. He probably won't be able to stay in top form to fight Roger but he could definitely play on and take the beating.

scoobs
04-26-2008, 04:55 PM
Didn't expect this from you. Who is "Nole"? He's just a tennis player. There are people here who are doctors, engineers, lawyers and we probably have done much more than this characterless joker for the life of others. Everyone deserves respect for what they do if they do that with respect and honour, something Faker definitely has no idea about.

:wavey:


Superb post, excepting the sly dig at the end ;)

GlennMirnyi
04-26-2008, 04:55 PM
anyone who thinks stepanek is sexy has no place here. go watch gay porn. the guys there is much sexier than stepanek. i never watch that shit before but they had to be sexier than stepanek.:wavey:

I guess your irony comprehension is way below average.

Apemant
04-26-2008, 04:55 PM
Federer stepped it up this tournament. He has played with passion and sometimes anger and of course determination.

Yes, really uplifting performances as of late. Not neccessarily skill-wise, but it's soo great to see him fighting for each point. Really wonder what it will look like tomorrow? Will he falter again like he usually does on clay vs. Nadal, or will he fight even more?

l_mac
04-26-2008, 04:57 PM
He also said dizziness which may due to shortless of breath. He probably won't be able to stay in top form to fight Roger but he could definitely play on and take the beating.

He has made me very :mad: that I can't enjoy this loss properly :bigcry: :bigcry:

njnetswill
04-26-2008, 04:57 PM
:confused:

Haas also withdrew from a match with Federer because of a sore throat or something this year. And Nikolay's "injury".

Frustrated that Novak would just give up like that. Federer must bring out the weak pussy side of players. :shrug:

Alex999
04-26-2008, 04:58 PM
I'm not disappointed that Djokovic lost today. As I said it's not a shame to lose to Federer. What really hurts is the fact that he didn't finish the match like a man. I'd rather see him losing 6:0 6:0 than retiring like a coward.

gnaz
04-26-2008, 04:58 PM
the way roger told novak's family to shut up was hilarious

:haha:

Aloimeh
04-26-2008, 04:58 PM
He has made me very :mad: that I can't enjoy this loss properly :bigcry: :bigcry:

Why can't you enjoy his loss?

Zaba
04-26-2008, 04:58 PM
:rolleyes: To the pathetic bunch of haters in GM :rolleyes: What a totally expected gloat/whinge/foul language/bullying/stupidity/mob mentality load of cr*p to find here. All I can say, is if any one of you achieve one tenth of what Nole has already achieved in his life, you will be very lucky - but somehow I doubt any of you will, because you'e all too busy sitting in your rooms, attacking someone you've never met on the anonymous Internet, when very few of you would have the guts to say it to his face

:spit: This from somebody who never misses an opportunity to hate on Rafa?

and here it is:

thanks mark!! thanks

http://www.zshare.net/video/1113310258851c46

I love Roger for doing this.

TheSwissMaster
04-26-2008, 04:59 PM
wuhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu it seems like we're getting back to the old days of seeing fed getting beaten in finals by rafa on clay.

what a turnaround it could be if roger can surprise us all in the final even though it would be tough.

but still great to see him reach 2 finals in a row and now he'll not lose any points.
yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss, hes back

GlennMirnyi
04-26-2008, 04:59 PM
:confused:

Haas also withdrew from a match with Federer because of a sore throat or something this year. And Nikolay's "injury".

Frustrated that Novak would just give up like that.

Haas didn't even enter the court mate. That's how you do with an injury. You don't play. If you step inside the court, you go 'till the end, even if you're losing 0 and 1.

I hate Nadal but did he retire against Youzhny, for instance? No. He took a bagel and a breadstick and didn't retire. That was what a sportsman is supposed to do.

gnaz
04-26-2008, 05:00 PM
:rolleyes:this new king is dead:devil:

Proud of you:hug::hatoff::hatoff:
punking out of a match when Fed took his beating like a man:mad:

EXACTLY! Despite the mono, Fed did not retire from the AO SF vs Nole. What a classy guy Fed is :cool: He took his beating at the AO SF like a MAN and lost with class, unlike Nole the ass :rolleyes:

yellowboy906
04-26-2008, 05:01 PM
You originally posted some baloney excuse that this is a just a masters event and that Djokovic doesn't retire in majors. I merely pointed out the most recent time in which he actually HAS retired at a major, and a couple of others have pointed out 2 other prior retirements from majors.

He retires too much and seems to be coddled by his camp. Someone close to him needs to have a come to jesus meeting with him and tell him it's time to grow up and take the loss like an adult.

no, i didn't say he never retire in majors. people here said he's not a fighter and will never be a great player. then i just point out the match that he fought hard. all i'm saying is he doesn't give up easily in slam.

SwiSha
04-26-2008, 05:03 PM
credit where its due

congrats Federer

Rumour
04-26-2008, 05:04 PM
Djokovic should have finished off the match. I doubt he would have been risking his health by playing on. No doubt in his mind, Djokovic will not count this match as a legitimate loss.

For someone who was pretty gung-ho about Djokovic, this is a disappointment. Not the loss - that could be abided. But this retirement - it can't be genuine. I mean, if he was fine for two sets against all the previous opposition, then how could he suddenly have "asthma" or whatever after one-and-a-half sets against Roger? Very Davydenko-esque, and very sad. Roger (despite my dislike of the man) and Rafa would definitely never do something like this.

It was unfair to the fans, it was unfair to his opponent, it will only demean his stature in the eyes of his fans and former-fans, it's unfair to the audience, and it's positively WTA-league (i.e. Henin vs. Mauresmo AO retirement in the final).

As a Nole fan this is embarrassing - he'd better have a damn good reason but can't think what it could be. He was skipping round like a spring lamb yesterday...
Always I have given Djokovic the benefit of the doubt over his various medical timeouts and retirements - until today. The fact that even his diehard supporters here can't make any excuse for what he did today is a testament to how low his actions today were, especially in light of how well the Serb had been playing in the first set and even patches of the second. It amazes me now to think how close I was to becoming a real fan of his in the latter part of 2007... Today's retirement, on top of all the questionable behaviour by him and his camp, has put a stop to that.

As for Federer, it has been extremely gratifying to see him continue to find form in Monte Carlo - not just on clay but in his game as a whole. It looks to me like ever since I started watching him in this tournament - when he was on the verge of defeat to Ramirez-Hidalgo - the No. 1 has improved gradually but immensely on the court. Equally important, as one of today's match commentators noted, the competitive fire once again seems to be burning as hot and bright as ever.

Some fans seem to jump on anyone who questions Federer's motivation or will to win nowadays but, IMHO, it appeared to have dimmed just a little for some months now. Whether it was the mental pressure of maintaining his top ranking or his physical condition taking a toll on him is up for debate. This week, however, Fed's determination to take on and defeat his greatest foes has been evident, with virtually no signs of the listless, even detached behaviour he was sometimes exhibiting in other matches dating from last year (both wins and losses).

Tomorrow he faces his biggest challenge, of course, and like most I don't really expect him to win. However, I'll be more than satisfied if Federer continues to play a smart tactical game like he did for much of today and executes it as well as possible against Nadal. Hopefully he will be emotionally composed and mentally focused enough to at least take a set and make things more interesting than the Spaniard's last couple of opponents who missed their chances...

Action Jackson
04-26-2008, 05:04 PM
2008 Monte Carlo SF Federer 3-6 2-3 RET
2008 DC RUS vs SRB Davydenko 6-4 6-3 4-6 RET
2007 Wimbledon SF Nadal 6-3 1-6 1-4 RET
2006 Umag F Wawrinka 6-6(1) RET
2006 Roland Garros QF Nadal 4-6 4-6 RET
2005 Roland Garros R64 Coria 4-6 2-6 2-3 RET

I'm starting to wonder if the clay dust causes Djokovic throat and breathing problems because with the exception of Wimbledon 2007, where he'd played 7 hours in the previous 2 rounds in back to back days due to the rain, every single other one of his retirements have come on clay.

He had a breathing problem, but had an operation to fix it and clear the nasal passages.

The RG one against Nadal our commentators halfway through the 2nd set, said he was going to retire and bang on it happened.

He retires too much, has taken a lot of tactical timeouts, you know the boy who cried wolf scenario? It's like that with him now, if he has a serious problem, because of the other stuff, people are going to dismiss it as fake.

Lee
04-26-2008, 05:05 PM
He has made me very :mad: that I can't enjoy this loss properly :bigcry: :bigcry:

You will have you chance :hug:

:confused:

Haas also withdrew from a match with Federer because of a sore throat or something this year. And Nikolay's "injury".

Frustrated that Novak would just give up like that. Federer must bring out the weak pussy side of players. :shrug:

Against Federer, they have to be in top form for a chance to win, especially when Fed is playing well, like today. Unlike other players, especially the headcase, the tide can turn in any seconds. Also, Fed never retires, so you get the picture.

Grinder
04-26-2008, 05:07 PM
For once, it's good to see Federer win and get his revenge against Djokovic. I look forward to seeing Nadal take Federer to the woodshed tomorrow though. ;)

Chiseller
04-26-2008, 05:08 PM
Fight of the noletards, could be funny.

scoobs
04-26-2008, 05:08 PM
They showed on Sky at the end of the match some highlights from the 06 and 07 finals and compared to those, this week, Federer seems to me to be hitting a much harder, heavier ball than in past years on clay. Does anyone else think so?

Bascule
04-26-2008, 05:13 PM
Ah...poor Novak...but, expected result, anyway.
Why you bash him for retiring?
Fed get him anyway.

But, what's really interesting is the pomp following Novak's losses, cause I really never saw so many posters logged in at the same moment as now.:haha:

DDrago2
04-26-2008, 05:14 PM
I'm not a fan of Novak but I know he has asthma so it's difficult to play when you're short of breath so I kinda understand why he retired.

He retired beacuse his father expects him to never lose to Federer again after US Open 2007

Rogiman
04-26-2008, 05:15 PM
:worship: That's an amazing stat and it shows how smart he and his camp are scheduling tournaments and vacations when needed.I don't think it's the scheduling, more his character.

So many posters choose to focus on his flaws to show how imperfect he is, but that one piece of stats tells a lot about him as a sportsman.

A classy, classy sportsman, and a great competitor.

ShotmaKer
04-26-2008, 05:15 PM
Well... I guess the outcome is meaningful... Great to see Roger playing that way two matches back to back, hope he'll keep it up tomorrow and not make a remake of last year final!!:yeah:

DrJules
04-26-2008, 05:17 PM
Djokovic should have finished off the match. I doubt he would have been risking his health by playing on. No doubt in his mind, Djokovic will not count this match as a legitimate loss.

Interesting start to the match with huge groundstrokes from both players. Djokovic played very aggressively especially off the forehand and unloading off his shots which I didn't expect. I forget how much how pace he can generate sometimes. Then he started to play more within himself and more errors came. Federer himself played very well throughout the match.

Djokovic is a female version of Henin in terms of gamesmanship and fair play. I have a lot of respect for Henin, but not blind to the antics of a Henin or Djokovic.

K-Dog
04-26-2008, 05:17 PM
To be fair, Serena retires more than any woman on tour.

Um, in mid-match? I'll give you that she and her sister withdraw from the most tournaments. When we actually learn of their withdrawal isn't actually accurate of when they told the tournament that they couldn't go. Those tournament directors wait until the last minute to announce the Williams sisters' withdrawals to make the most money.

Serena retired three times last year. That's the same amount as Bartoli, Golovin, Jankovic last year and the same amount as Daniilidou, Dulko this year. Two of Serena's retirements were at the end of the year when she was clearly injured and just tried to give the YEC a go. She at least tried, but it really wasn't worth it from her.

Sunset of Age
04-26-2008, 05:17 PM
To stand with him is to point out what he did was wrong. That's what a real fan is.

Well said, Lee. That's why I never get why some people seem to always question a poster's allegiance when that poster points out something not-so-good about his/her fav.

There is a difference between being a player's FAN and regarding a player to be someone-who-can-do-no-wrong, is the best since Sliced Bread, is the Second Coming of Christ personified, etc.
The latter category is the one of delusional tards - not fans.

Alex999
04-26-2008, 05:17 PM
False fans would trash Novak because of his losses. We're not doing that. We're doing it because of his behavior. Arrogance, impersonations, rowdy family, etc. - chalk that up to youthful exhuberance or something. But this retirement is RIDICULOUS and insulting to Roger and the audience and even his own (Novak's) fans.

Had he lost 6-3 6-2 to Roger today, there'd be a lot of bashing from the haters but at least you could say that he's very good on clay but Roger and Rafa are better. With this behavior I'm really questioning his honesty and decency.

That's how I feel too. I was thinking, well he did well in this tournament, he is not as good as Roger and Rafa on clay, but not a big deal. He did better than last year. However, I'm so mad he didn't finish the match :mad:.

Kitty de Sade
04-26-2008, 05:19 PM
What a happy, fun thread this has become. So unlike GM. :lol:

Good luck to Fed in the final I was hoping for. :yeah:

groundstroke
04-26-2008, 05:19 PM
I think it's safe to say that only Nadal can stop a good Federer, from the way Djokovic played, I think it was better to retire, absolute humiliation.

RagingLamb
04-26-2008, 05:21 PM
I think it's safe to say that only Nadal can stop a good Federer, from the way Djokovic played, I think it was better to retire, absolute humiliation.

He actually played a solid match but couldn't keep up the intensity, and seemed to lose his focus as the match went on.

Roger was simply too good for him.

groundstroke
04-26-2008, 05:23 PM
He actually played a solid match but couldn't keep up the intensity, and seemed to lose his focus as the match went on.

Roger was simply too good for him.
That's what I meant, when Djokovic is solid, he will beat Murray, Ferrer, all them lot, but against Federer and Nadal (on clay), he stands no chance.

gmak
04-26-2008, 05:24 PM
That's how I feel too. I was thinking, well he did well in this tournament, he is not as good as Roger and Rafa on clay, but not a big deal. He did better than last year. However, I'm so mad he didn't finish the match :mad:.

that's exactly how i felt
a loss to Roger wouldn't have been the end of the world :shrug:

i mean, still Roger is better on clay and Nole improved on last year's performance and he was quite close in the first set...

but this is really disappointing :(

Fedexex
04-26-2008, 05:26 PM
Roger:woohoo:

Novak:nerner::p:rolleyes:

maria_marie
04-26-2008, 05:28 PM
He has made me very :mad: that I can't enjoy this loss properly :bigcry: :bigcry:
haha I was expecting a long three settler and considering the fact that I'm a fan of neither guys I thought that at least there will be a good match. that was before I realized that the local tv isn't covering the second semifinal so I didn't get to watch the match anyway, just the end of it and the hightlight of roger's 'keep quiet'. Let's hope for a nice final tomorrow (with Rafa winning it)

sawan66278
04-26-2008, 05:35 PM
For someone who was pretty gung-ho about Djokovic, this is a disappointment. Not the loss - that could be abided. But this retirement - it can't be genuine. I mean, if he was fine for two sets against all the previous opposition, then how could he suddenly have "asthma" or whatever after one-and-a-half sets against Roger? Very Davydenko-esque, and very sad. Roger (despite my dislike of the man) and Rafa would definitely never do something like this.

It was unfair to the fans, it was unfair to his opponent, it will only demean his stature in the eyes of his fans and former-fans, it's unfair to the audience, and it's positively WTA-league (i.e. Henin vs. Mauresmo AO retirement in the final).

Fair, objective analysis from a Nole fan. As a matter of fact, the Serbian fans shine most brightly today...in the fairness and objectivity.

that's gonna be one of my favorite clips of the year. thanks

All I could think of at the time: Roger called the Crasstastic 4 out...but Johnny Mac or Jimmy Connors may have climbed into the stands and let out a barrage of F-Bombs Tarantino would be proud of.;)

Henin should have finished her final but she was way more sick and than this clown. If nole wants to be number one , then he should learn from (current number one) Roger....... If you play sick, finish which is exactly what Roger did at OZ.

Do we forget retirements to Nadal at both the FO and Wimbledon?



:worship: Excellent post

You know, I often root against Nadal just because I want to see Federer keep his #1 longer, but this just takes me back to the USO 2007 quarterfinal between Nadal and Ferrer. Nadal's knees where CLEARLY impeding his movement. He was practically limping out there while Ferrer had his way with him that last set, but did you see Nadal quit? No, he had enough respect for the fans, for Ferrer, and for himself to see his match through to the end and accept the loss like a man. Same can be said of Federer showing up to this year's AO with mono or 2005 Shanghai with an ankle injury, knowing he's not at his best, but willing to accept defeat like a man. What Djokovic has done here is reprehensible as an athlete and shows that he has no respect for the sport

Excellent point.

Haas didn't even enter the court mate. That's how you do with an injury. You don't play. If you step inside the court, you go 'till the end, even if you're losing 0 and 1.

I hate Nadal but did he retire against Youzhny, for instance? No. He took a bagel and a breadstick and didn't retire. That was what a sportsman is supposed to do.

Exactly, Rafa took a beating so badly scorewise, I can't recall a #2 EVERY being beaten so badly in a final. AND YET: Misha knew Rafa was, as he said, "not Rafa"...but he respected him for going out and finishing the match.

What Djokovic did today was "lily-livered"...WTA tourish...and one of the most cowardly acts I've seen on a tennis court. Particularly against a fierce rival...the world #1...

Can you imagine the Phoenix Suns players (whom are down 0-3 to the Spurs with basically no chance at victory now) retiring while trailing in game 4 because they were a little tired or sick?:mad:

Again, its acts like these that give ALL tennis players a bad name...fueling the argument men's tennis is in the same category as men's figure skating.

Mark my words: Djokovic lost a LOT of fans today...and, unlike the previous two Masters series events, this was on television everywhere...

He may be the "number three player of the world", but as far as being a coward: he's reached the summit. Knocking out the Davy-tenko from his throne.:mad:

ReturnWinner
04-26-2008, 05:37 PM
Remember Nadal did the same against Monaco in Cincinnatti hehe.

scarecrows
04-26-2008, 05:42 PM
djokovic

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