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Novak's Best Quote

XXX13
01-19-2009, 05:25 AM
What you guys think? For me this one
"its ok, i still love you guys" 08 AO

zlaja777
04-24-2009, 10:58 PM
"I'm from Serbia but never mind it's the same thing" - Montreal 2007 - Winner ceremony, after official speaker called him a Croat - Novak Djokovic.

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 10:09 AM
Q. Do you feel a little bit lucky to get out of that one?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, yes, but I think you have to work for luck. I think it's not just -- it doesn't just fall through the sky. I think I fight my way through in the match, really believed till the end, and mentally,this is a very important win for me.
[09 Dubai after ... SF I guess?]

'Look, maybe these things were meant to be, and these things help me know to appreciate the life much more. I know that being positive and enjoying the life is something that I think everybody wishes for.'
[When interviewed by some media this year...]

*Ljubica*
04-25-2009, 10:22 AM
When asked by an interviewer to recall what was his greatest gift in childhood, Nole replied,
"The greatest gift I received was my brothers!" :awww:

ellen_
04-25-2009, 10:30 AM
:wavey: Rose.

Love the quotes :yeah:

*Ljubica*
04-25-2009, 10:36 AM
:wavey: Rose.

Love the quotes :yeah:

Ellen :hug:

Lee
04-25-2009, 03:19 PM
TMC 2008

Q. There was a pretty girl sitting in the stands beside your coach. Is she your girlfriend? We don't have you ever introduce her in the public.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: She's a Miss Universe of 2006.

shuhrat
04-25-2009, 04:02 PM
If I remember correctly, I quoted this from a MTF user's reports.

Novak/Umpire - '07 Queen's

Umpire (to crowd)- "Sit down, players are ready for you."
Novak- "We're ready for them?!!!"
(to crowd)- "Yes, sit down we're ready for you."

Herdwick
04-25-2009, 04:04 PM
Have always loved his remark after the 2007 IW final when being presented with the runner's up trophy by Boris Becker.

'When my mother was giving me the milk, I was watching Boris at Wimbledon." :haha:

Classic.

ellewoods
04-25-2009, 04:07 PM
Have always loved his remark after the 2007 IW final when being presented with the runner's up trophy by Boris Becker.

'When my mother was giving me the milk, I was watching Boris at Wimbledon." :haha:

Classic.

:lol: I remember that. Oh Nole. How I :inlove: you

Q. What did you enjoy more to perform?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I started this as a stripper and I then I finished as Hugh Hefner. So explains it all.

Herdwick
04-25-2009, 04:11 PM
And that one's just as good :rolls:

I am seriously :inlove: with your avvy. :drool:

shuhrat
04-25-2009, 04:20 PM
Have always loved his remark after the 2007 IW final when being presented with the runner's up trophy by Boris Becker.

'When my mother was giving me the milk, I was watching Boris at Wimbledon." :haha:

Classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG2i6AKzDMs

Nole is always so adorable during a speech of ceremony. :worship:

ellewoods
04-25-2009, 04:21 PM
And that one's just as good :rolls:

I am seriously :inlove: with your avvy. :drool:

He is so devilishly handsome in it :hearts:

Herdwick
04-25-2009, 04:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG2i6AKzDMs

Nole is always so adorable during a speech of ceremony. :worship:

So young, so happy, so popular :awww: Those were the days.

He is so devilishly handsome in it :hearts:

:inlove:

Running:Free
04-25-2009, 05:05 PM
Q. Do you feel a little bit lucky to get out of that one?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, yes, but I think you have to work for luck. I think it's not just -- it doesn't just fall through the sky. I think I fight my way through in the match, really believed till the end, and mentally,this is a very important win for me.
[09 Dubai after ... SF I guess?]

^Love this one. :yeah:

What? We can only have one? No fair. *goes digging*

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 05:09 PM
I think you have to work for luck. I think it's not just -- it doesn't just fall through the sky.

I hope that luck works this time in Rome, but yes, Novak has to work for it too :angel:

Running:Free
04-25-2009, 05:33 PM
Just a bad day. But we keep on going."

Q. How long will those seven set points haunt you?

A. My next book is going to be called, “7 Set Points.”

“I would wake at night during the bombings and look at my mother’s reaction and of course she would be afraid, so I would pray that nothing happened to us. It was a really terrible time. For 2 months they bombed us every single night and I remember running with my family from one building to another, just to find a place for cover.”

:awww:

"If I go with the white flag on the court, what am I doing here?

:yeah:

"I really hope both my brothers will turn out to be better than me. I have the money to make their way easier than it was for me."

:hug:

"I’m planning a music career. I spoke to Duran Duran and we’re planning to have concerts around Europe."

:sobbing: :help:

"I might have looked confident, but I was not. It was very lucky. Sometimes you need luck."

^Similar to the one pica_pica posted about luck.

Noleta
04-25-2009, 06:37 PM
Have always loved his remark after the 2007 IW final when being presented with the runner's up trophy by Boris Becker.

'When my mother was giving me the milk, I was watching Boris at Wimbledon." :haha:

Classic.

Lol i do Boris face was a picture:haha:

Noleta
04-25-2009, 06:41 PM
Quote:
"I’m planning a music career. I spoke to Duran Duran and we’re planning to have concerts around Europe

Seriously we're suffering enough during your matches isn't it enough:bolt::bigcry::p

Herdwick
04-25-2009, 06:50 PM
Aaargh - the singing. There haven't been any sightings for a long time. Mind you; they usually followed victories so suppose we should be sad about it :bigcry:

shuhrat
04-25-2009, 06:58 PM
“I would wake at night during the bombings and look at my mother’s reaction and of course she would be afraid, so I would pray that nothing happened to us. It was a really terrible time. For 2 months they bombed us every single night and I remember running with my family from one building to another, just to find a place for cover.” Whenever I read this, it makes me feel terrible. :crying2:
“I think in some ways it made me appreciate things more,” :awww: What a positive attitude he has.
"I really hope both my brothers will turn out to be better than me. I have the money to make their way easier than it was for me." so sweet. :hug:

And about the music career :tape: Still anyone hasn't said to him how bad his singing skill is? :silly:

"He kept his medal right next to the chicken during our lunch today… :devil: it had to be great motivation. I was looking at it, and thinking about my match. Many thanks to Cavic for bringing joy to me. My medal is bronze, but I think it’s golden like his silver also."

"I was thinking about it till the moment I saw Blake across the net. At that moment I forgot everything and only wanted to win."

"But for me, this bronze, which I won here, shines like a gold 'cause I think I've played all the tournament pretty good tennis."

- from Beijing Olympics
I admire him for getting over the devastating defeat before the day and trying to look on the bright side. :worship:

Noleta
04-25-2009, 07:05 PM
I can't do medical examination in the heat ... Only the Sahara. I can just go there and examine myself.

:awww::hug:

Running:Free
04-25-2009, 07:06 PM
Whenever I read this, it makes me feel terrible. :crying2:

Me too. :awww:

"He kept his medal right next to the chicken during our lunch today…:lol: it had to be great motivation. I was looking at it, and thinking about my match. Many thanks to Cavic for bringing joy to me. My medal is bronze, but I think it’s golden like his silver also."

"I was thinking about it till the moment I saw Blake across the net. At that moment I forgot everything and only wanted to win."

"But for me, this bronze, which I won here, shines like a gold 'cause I think I've played all the tournament pretty good tennis."

- from Beijing Olympics

:worship:

I admire him for getting over the devastating defeat before the day and trying to look on the bright side. :worship:

x2. :yeah:

shuhrat
05-12-2009, 12:22 AM
Djokovic live on spanish tv right now. Instant classic. He goes "I know only some sentences in spanish, like "you're beautiful" and "let's go on a trip." " :lol:
:rolls::rolls::spit:

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 05:45 AM
:rolls::rolls::spit:

I think he is practicing those for when our Raquel gets to Madrid tonight :D

Noleta
05-12-2009, 01:41 PM
I think he is practicing those for when our Raquel gets to Madrid tonight :D

What:mad:we need him in good shape for this tournament:angel:

Herdwick
05-12-2009, 02:10 PM
Hmm - I am far from convinced that she is capable of the necessary restraint. I have begged her to moderate her demands but fear to no avail...there was a definite glint in her eye last night.:D

Noleta
05-12-2009, 02:50 PM
Hmm - I am far from convinced that she is capable of the necessary restraint. I have begged her to moderate her demands but fear to no avail...there was a definite glint in her eye last night.:D

Her eyes won't be the only thing glinting come tomorrow:Dhope she will get pics wiy him and maybe a hug or two:)

sanshisan
05-17-2009, 01:58 PM
Running Free - “I would wake at night during the bombings and look at my mother’s reaction and of course she would be afraid, so I would pray that nothing happened to us. It was a really terrible time. For 2 months they bombed us every single night and I remember running with my family from one building to another, just to find a place for cover.”

THANKS for posting this. Too often we don't realize the tremendous pressure that Nole is under. What other ATP player has had to deal with 20 years of media demonization of his people and being bombed by NATO???

I was in AWE when Nole went down to Kosovo and played tennis with those poor Serbian kids and said -

`KOSOVO IS SERBIA'.

I knew the haters would be relentlessly after Nole when he said that...

Noleta
05-17-2009, 09:22 PM
THANKS for posting this. Too often we don't realize the tremendous pressure that Nole is under. What other ATP player has had to deal with 20 years of media demonization of his people and being bombed by NATO???

I was in AWE when Nole went down to Kosovo and played tennis with those poor Serbian kids and said -

`KOSOVO IS SERBIA'.

I knew the haters would be relentlessly after Nole when he said that...

Totally agree that's why the Djokovic family are so close a lot of people don't understand what they've gone through:sad:

Noleta
07-16-2009, 08:51 PM
It is not important how many times you fall, but how many times you stand up.

Another wise quote from the man himself:cool:13-07-09

Manon
07-17-2009, 12:06 AM
It is not important how many times you fall, but how many times you stand up.

Another wise quote from the man himself:cool:13-07-09

It's famous Rocky Balboa movie character quote:) Pretty much common (already idiom) in Serbia. Even Josef Biden likes to use this;)

Noleta
07-17-2009, 08:24 PM
It's famous Rocky Balboa movie character quote:) Pretty much common (already idiom) in Serbia. Even Josef Biden likes to use this;)

You're telling me Nole think he is Rocky Bablboa:lol::p

Lololita
07-17-2009, 09:48 PM
Whenever I read this, it makes me feel terrible. :crying2:

I know Nole doesn't like to talk about those times (who can blame him really) but it makes me want to scream when I read all the crap about his parents. Yes they are often over the top, but after everything he's been through, surviving bombings, having to live with very little money and all the pressure of the world on his shoulder, how can people begrudge him his need to be with the only people who've always been there for him.:rolleyes:

My favourite Nole quote is this, I find it very cute (probably also because falcons are my favourite animals :lol:)
I love the end and trying to imagine what it can mean in Serbian exactly:
"It's one of my favorite animals, and I think it describes in some ways my personality, as well," he said. "I play a pretty aggressive game, and I'm very emotional, and I'm kind of connected to that bird. My grandfather used to call me always when I was younger, 'Falcon, falcon.' Doesn't make any sense in English but in our language it does."

Amber Spyglass
07-17-2009, 10:12 PM
Good post Lololita and i LOVE your avatar :D could you tell me where you found that pic,i've seen it in a video before but never as a still photo like that

Noleta
07-17-2009, 10:17 PM
Good post Lololita and i LOVE your avatar :D could you tell me where you found that pic,i've seen it in a video before but never as a still photo like that

Here it is;)

http://i25.tinypic.com/24oonqo.png

Amber Spyglass
07-17-2009, 10:34 PM
:hug: Noleta

*Ljubica*
07-18-2009, 12:15 PM
I know Nole doesn't like to talk about those times (who can blame him really) but it makes me want to scream when I read all the crap about his parents. Yes they are often over the top, but after everything he's been through, surviving bombings, having to live with very little money and all the pressure of the world on his shoulder, how can people begrudge him his need to be with the only people who've always been there for him.:rolleyes:

My favourite Nole quote is this, I find it very cute (probably also because falcons are my favourite animals :lol:)
I love the end and trying to imagine what it can mean in Serbian exactly:

What a great post :yeah: Agree with you 100%. Yes of course Nole's parents have their faults - so does everyone........ but the fact is, they are HIS parents, and if he wants to have them around, to spend time with them, and to listen to their advice, then surely that is his choice and decision, and should be respected :shrug: Their family bond seems very strong, and whatever some may say about Srdjan and Djana, they've bought up three sons who know the meaning of family, loyalty ahd respect, and I applaud that.

Sometimes it seems like some people who follow a personality (whether in sport or any any other field) seem to build them up into some fantasy figure that they want them to be, rather than being satisfied with the real (and sometimes fallible) person that they are. And the whingeing makes me want to scream too :rolleyes: Thanks for your post.

Manon
07-18-2009, 03:37 PM
I know Nole doesn't like to talk about those times (who can blame him really) but it makes me want to scream when I read all the crap about his parents. Yes they are often over the top, but after everything he's been through, surviving bombings, having to live with very little money and all the pressure of the world on his shoulder, how can people begrudge him his need to be with the only people who've always been there for him.:rolleyes:

My favourite Nole quote is this, I find it very cute (probably also because falcons are my favourite animals :lol:)
I love the end and trying to imagine what it can mean in Serbian exactly:

I'm always amazed how non Serbs know nothing about Serbs (us)/know way better than Serbs, as you like. First of all his parents deserved all written and not written craps about them. Luckilly media in Serbia talk about them and their tons of craps.
Two years ago Novak was one funny, full of spirit guy, today is half-ruined 22 years unhappy old man. He should get a grip asap (I'm sure he already did some important things in his head). Otherwise his way down would be fast as soko (falcon).

'having to live with very little money'! FYI, they lived their lives (at that time) we could only imagine. Wealthy lives.

'Falcon, falcon' (Sokole, sokole) is untranslatable but it's usually proud grandpa's vocative. We have many tradidional 'Sokole' songs. Some dating from 14 century.
.................................................. ..............

I'll leave you girls, Lololita > nothing personal but biggest craps about Novak, his family and, above all, Serbs and Serbia, I read here, in Novak's board.

Amber Spyglass
07-18-2009, 03:58 PM
I'm always amazed how non Serbs know nothing about Serbs (us)/know way better than Serbs, as you like. First of all his parents deserved all written and not written craps about them. Luckilly media in Serbia talk about them and their tons of craps.
Two years ago Novak was one funny, full of spirit guy, today is half-ruined 22 years unhappy old man. He should get a grip asap (I'm sure he already did some important things in his head). Otherwise his way down would be fast as soko (falcon).

'having to live with very little money'! FYI, they lived their lives (at that time) we could only imagine. Wealthy lives.

'Falcon, falcon' (Sokole, sokole) is untranslatable but it's usually proud grandpa's vocative. We have many tradidional 'Sokole' songs. Some dating from 14 century.
.................................................. ..............

I'll leave you girls, Lololita > nothing personal but biggest craps about Novak, his family and, above all, Serbs and Serbia, I read here, in Novak's board.
What does FYI stand for and what have the Serbs heard about the family being really wealthy?All we can kind of do on here is speculate cause none of us hear the stuff reported in Serbia really,Serbs like you should post here more often because you have more information than us,if you want to of course :)(I'm not trying to be annoying ;))

Out of interest,who's more popular in Serbia these days,Novak or Nemanja Vidic?From what you say i'm thinking probably Nemanja :D

Manon
07-18-2009, 04:07 PM
Serbs.......should post here more often because you have more information than us,if you want to of course :)(I'm not trying to be annoying ;))

They don't want to (most of them). FYI;) you're not annoying, never been.

Check your rep.

Amber Spyglass
07-18-2009, 04:10 PM
They don't want to (most of them). FYI;) you're not annoying, never been.

Check your rep.
Thanks for that ;)

Lee
07-18-2009, 05:17 PM
Misha, I'm not that difficult to find. ;)

Manon
07-18-2009, 05:31 PM
Misha, I'm not that difficult to find. ;)

Oh Lee, love:inlove:, you're something else...

Btw, I had a nice chat with star. Girl is so knowlegable:worship:

Lee
07-18-2009, 05:39 PM
Oh Lee, love:inlove:, you're something else...

Btw, I had a nice chat with star. Girl is so knowlegable:worship:

I hope that's a good thing.... :unsure:

star has tons of knowledge. And I always bother her with PMs. :lol:

star
07-18-2009, 05:48 PM
:o :o :o

You guys are making me blush.

So many things I know nothing about at all -- as I learn when I read things.

So, since I recommend books all the time -- The Forgotten 500 is my new one. VERY good. It's history, but really an adventure story. It could be a movie. An adventure story with courage, sacrifice, romance, derring do. The whole works -- and it's all true.

ETA: Plus a lot of it occurs in Serbia!

Lee
07-18-2009, 06:04 PM
star, you need to put in your blog of all the books you read and recommendations.

Noleta
07-19-2009, 02:47 PM
I'm always amazed how non Serbs know nothing about Serbs (us)/know way better than Serbs, as you like. First of all his parents deserved all written and not written craps about them. Luckilly media in Serbia talk about them and their tons of craps.
Two years ago Novak was one funny, full of spirit guy, today is half-ruined 22 years unhappy old man. He should get a grip asap (I'm sure he already did some important things in his head). Otherwise his way down would be fast as soko (falcon).

'having to live with very little money'! FYI, they lived their lives (at that time) we could only imagine. Wealthy lives.

'Falcon, falcon' (Sokole, sokole) is untranslatable but it's usually proud grandpa's vocative. We have many tradidional 'Sokole' songs. Some dating from 14 century.
.................................................. ..............

I'll leave you girls, Lololita > nothing personal but biggest craps about Novak, his family and, above all, Serbs and Serbia, I read here, in Novak's board.

I think so too,you have to have money to support you child tennis career at the biginning:shrug:

Manon
07-19-2009, 05:35 PM
I think so too,you have to have money to support you child tennis career at the biginning:shrug:

Sure. But they were rich long before kids (rich in Serbian circumstances). And that's ok. Cavic could never been Cavic if he didn't get USA fellowship. If you could only know how many wasted tallents we have in individual sports particulary! I.E.Before University games we had only one proper athletic track (we have two now:)) Daughter of our OI silver canoer - Milan Janic is Hungarian now > Natasa Janic, multiple OI and world champ. Both her brothers are canoers and competed for Croatia since 2004.

I remember at that time (late eighties) Monica Seles's parents sold almost everything just to pay Bollettieri School.

Serbia is Belgrade, Novi Sad, EXIT but Serbia is Kursumlija, Surdulica, Dimitrovgrad too. Towns where people barely live having no money.

I mean what to say if I tell you that average salary in Serbia is about 400 eu. Not to mention huge crisis in '90-ies (+ warS, bombbing), transition, over a million people without a job (Serbia's population is about 8.5 millions)...

1993 I could buy 10 cheap cigarettes for my salary!

Hopefully you can understand why I'm boiling so often when...you know. Believe me, I'm literary sick and tired of 'knowing Serbs and Serbia' craps.

Noleta
07-19-2009, 05:41 PM
Sure. But they were rich long before kids (rich in Serbian circumstances). And that's ok. Cavic could never been Cavic if he didn't get USA fellowship. If you could only know how many wasted tallents we have in individual sports particulary! I.E.Before University games we had only one proper athletic track (we have two now:)) Daughter of our OI silver canoer - Milan Janic is Hungarian now > Natasa Janic, multiple OI and world champ. Both her brothers are canoers and competed for Croatia since 2004.

I remember at that time (late eighties) Monica Seles's parents sold almost everything just to pay Bollettieri School.

I mean what to say if I tell you that average salary in Serbia is about 400 eu. Not to mention huge crisis in '90-ies (+ warS, bombbing), transition, over a million people without a job (Serbia's population is about 8.5 millions)...

1993 I could buy 10 cheap cigarettes for my salary!

Hopefully you can understand why I'm boiling so often when...you know. Believe me, I'm literary sick and tired of 'knowing Serbs and Serbia' craps.

:awww::hug:i do understand:)

pica_pica
07-19-2009, 06:31 PM
Sure. But they were rich long before kids (rich in Serbian circumstances). And that's ok. Cavic could never been Cavic if he didn't get USA fellowship. If you could only know how many wasted tallents we have in individual sports particulary! I.E.Before University games we had only one proper athletic track (we have two now:)) Daughter of our OI silver canoer - Milan Janic is Hungarian now > Natasa Janic, multiple OI and world champ. Both her brothers are canoers and competed for Croatia since 2004.

I remember at that time (late eighties) Monica Seles's parents sold almost everything just to pay Bollettieri School.

Serbia is Belgrade, Novi Sad, EXIT but Serbia is Kursumlija, Surdulica, Dimitrovgrad too. Towns where people barely live having no money.

I mean what to say if I tell you that average salary in Serbia is about 400 eu. Not to mention huge crisis in '90-ies (+ warS, bombbing), transition, over a million people without a job (Serbia's population is about 8.5 millions)...

1993 I could buy 10 cheap cigarettes for my salary!

Hopefully you can understand why I'm boiling so often when...you know. Believe me, I'm literary sick and tired of 'knowing Serbs and Serbia' craps.
:hug:
Just want to apologize because I sometimes misread your posts. I like how honest you are...this way we all understand each other more :)

shuhrat
02-03-2010, 03:09 PM
I stumbled on this precious post, just by luck. :D

http://www.downthelinetennis.com/2010/01/quote-of-day-nole.html?showComment=1264700520180#c2250231144730 80202

I was at a restaurant to meet a client. Nole was also there, but I didn't know it at the moment. My client had made a bet with me that I couldn't climb Mount Aconcagua without using oxygen. There was a huge sum going to charity riding on it. Well, I did it! :D (It was the hardest thing I've ever done, but, at the same time, it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.)
Quite naturally, after doing that, I was under the impression that I was the only person to ever climb a mountain. Also? No one had ever climbed a mountain as high as Mount Aconcagua. Am I right?...Am I??
So when I met with my client in Melbourne to see my big, fat check made out to my favorite charity instead of his, he brought a friend along with him. This friend had also climbed a mountain. One much higher than mine. :'( He had brought a photograph to show me how tall it was. So, with great enthusiasm and in a voice much louder that I realized, I said, "OMG! It's SO BIG!" Nole, who was walking past our table (and only heard me, not the conversation), said, "If only I had a Euro for every time I heard that." :D
Classic, right?
That's so Nole. :devil: :rolls::rolls:

*Ljubica*
02-03-2010, 03:28 PM
I stumbled on this precious post, just by luck. :D

http://www.downthelinetennis.com/2010/01/quote-of-day-nole.html?showComment=1264700520180#c2250231144730 80202


That's so Nole. :devil: :rolls::rolls:

:lol: :rolls:

Noleta
02-03-2010, 05:24 PM
Nole:aplot::haha:

Nole fan
02-03-2010, 10:47 PM
So young, so happy, so popular :awww: Those were the days.



:inlove:

And what has changed? :lol:

Iluzionista
02-04-2010, 02:14 PM
A presser after def. to Tsonga:

Q. How did you think he'll go against Roger Federer?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I don't know and I don't care.

:drool:

partygirl
02-04-2010, 02:34 PM
:spit:

But truly none of these quotes mean anything without that accent & voice.:hearts:

Nole fan
02-04-2010, 07:46 PM
A presser after def. to Tsonga:



:drool:

LOL Honest reply. :worship:

Iluzionista
02-04-2010, 08:52 PM
I'd use the F-bomb in that answer as well :cool: How Safin of me :lol:

ellewoods
02-05-2010, 01:40 AM
I stumbled on this precious post, just by luck. :D

http://www.downthelinetennis.com/2010/01/quote-of-day-nole.html?showComment=1264700520180#c2250231144730 80202


That's so Nole. :devil: :rolls::rolls:

:lol: Love it :worship:

acd692
02-05-2010, 02:38 AM
"If only I had a Euro for every time I heard that." "

OMG lol i loved him

FlameOn
02-07-2010, 12:45 AM
OMG great quotes from start to end. :rolls: