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"Tras las líneas enemigas: Nole in Madrid" Ajde chico! SF: Nadal

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ellen_
05-09-2009, 09:01 AM
As I was still a thread virgin, I thought I could test my luck for this tournament :p

Draw is out, and Nole is at Rafa's side for a change.

2nd round: Hernandez or Vassallo Arguello

http://www.madrid-open.com/media/uploads/cuadros/1241813114_MDS.pdf

shuhrat
05-09-2009, 10:27 AM
Maintain the momentum and focus on your game, then the rest will follow! :wavey:
Ajde Nole!! :bounce::bounce: Good luck, Ellen! ;)

Herdwick
05-09-2009, 10:28 AM
Nice one:yeah: - shows thought and avoids sentiment! A warm welcome to the ranks of the initiated but often disappointed :D

We knew this one would be Rafa, as will RG.:shrug:

*Ljubica*
05-09-2009, 12:10 PM
Thread virgin :lol: :tape:

Thanks for starting the thread Ellen, and good luck to Nole in Madrid.

pica_pica
05-09-2009, 12:28 PM
Ajde Nole! Vamos Noleeee!
Try your best no matter what the draw is :yeah:

novak-online
05-09-2009, 12:49 PM
Arff Nole in Nadal's half =/
But he can do it :)
Come on Novak =D

Masha91
05-09-2009, 01:32 PM
Ajde Nole! :yeah:

kalisita
05-09-2009, 02:25 PM
Vamos Nole! :rocker2: Sucks being on Rafa's side, but not really a difficult draw. Could be much worse.

Vamos Ellen as well! Thread virgin no more! :rocker2:

Noleta
05-09-2009, 02:34 PM
So you're divergined now Ellen:p:yeah:

I rather have him on Rafa's side now than in RG:rocker:

Good luck Novak:rocker2::bounce:

Stephie Cesc
05-09-2009, 02:37 PM
Ajde Nole :bounce::bounce: Good luck in Madrid :dance:

Fired Up!
05-09-2009, 02:40 PM
About time he beats Rafa, don't you think? :devil: If he plays like yesterday he will beat him. ;) But I guess the home crowd plays a big role. :p Grandslam in Serbia, please! :p

Lee
05-09-2009, 04:33 PM
:yeah: ellen!

Ajde Nole!

*Raine
05-09-2009, 05:05 PM
Nadal's side?

*sigh* Oh well.

Jelena_78
05-10-2009, 09:21 AM
Doubles
1st round:
Dusan Vemic SRB/Novak Djokovic SRB vs Jeff Coetzee RSA/Jordan Kerr AUS

Good luck! :)

Masha91
05-10-2009, 09:23 AM
Good luck in the singles and doubles in Madrid, Nole!

You can do it! :yeah:

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 11:31 AM
Doubles as well? Poor boy is going to be tired.

shuhrat
05-10-2009, 11:55 AM
Definitely he's been quite tired already. :awww:
I guess he just wants to have some more practice since he has no time to do that on this unknown surface.
Hope he can handle this things well. :hug:

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 02:59 PM
:eek: Doubles again!
Yes, he does need more court time for the new surface and higher altitude...since he arrived at Madrid later than his rivals :angel:

arm
05-10-2009, 04:49 PM
Nole is in Nadal's haçf but my presence in Madrid will inpire him to win the title. ;)

:bounce:

arm
05-10-2009, 04:50 PM
Doubles??????? YES!!! That is great news for me. :D

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 06:04 PM
Raquel - the boy needs a rest. Put him down and let him relax. :rolls:

arm
05-10-2009, 06:09 PM
Raquel - the boy needs a rest. Put him down and let him relax. :rolls:

:devil: I cannot promise to do such thing. :o :rolls:

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 06:15 PM
ellen, first time :aplot: :rocker2:

Raquel, first time too :lol: :rocker2: I hope the lucky charm brings some luck to our boy. ;)

As for Nole, I'd say I'm more worried about the period coming after the clay - specifically Wimby to USO - than now. I remember JMac saying last year at Wimby that Nole said he was "mentally tired" and I fear an early burnout more than anything else. It's tough, yet very important to keep the desire and want fresh for the whole season, and I'm hoping Nole can pace himself well enough in the little time there is.

Idemo. Keep going.

Lee
05-10-2009, 06:44 PM
ellen, first time :aplot: :rocker2:

Raquel, first time too :lol: :rocker2: I hope the lucky charm brings some luck to our boy. ;)

As for Nole, I'd say I'm more worried about the period coming after the clay - specifically Wimby to USO - than now. I remember JMac saying last year at Wimby that Nole said he was "mentally tired" and I fear an early burnout more than anything else. It's tough, yet very important to keep the desire and want fresh for the whole season, and I'm hoping Nole can pace himself well enough in the little time there is.

Idemo. Keep going.

Last year Nole was mentally tired because he put a lot of mental energy chasing #2/#1 ranking. This year, he's more mature and put the ranking behind him. And after Roland Garros, he doesn't have many to defend until WTF (:rolls:) so I think he'll be fine.

arm
05-10-2009, 10:11 PM
Any idea when Nole is going to play his R2 match? Tuesday or wednesday?

Lee
05-10-2009, 10:40 PM
He may because his next round opponent will be determined on Monday. But Nadal won't be playing on Tuesday as one of his potential opponent is Montañes who will not be playing his first round match tomorrow. Since Nole is on Nadal's half and he played today, they may not schedule his match on Tuesday.

arm
05-10-2009, 11:11 PM
I wish they schedule him for wednesday, please, please, please.

Stephie Cesc
05-11-2009, 08:34 AM
Ajde Nole :bounce::bounce: Get ready to play in Madrid! :dance:

Masha91
05-11-2009, 11:13 AM
Ajde Nole, you can do this!

kalisita
05-11-2009, 01:47 PM
Nole will play Hernandez in his opening match. Hernandez defeated Vassallo Arguello 6-3,6-3 today.

ellewoods
05-11-2009, 02:49 PM
When's Nole's doubles match scheduled?

*Raine
05-11-2009, 02:52 PM
I hope he doesn't burn out. :awww:

Noleta
05-11-2009, 03:15 PM
Can't wait to see how he is mentally and physically after such a week he had in Belgrade:scared:and now that moved down a place in the rankings how will he take it?

Herdwick
05-11-2009, 07:23 PM
Evening.

Forbearance required this week on the Nole :hug: front I think. What with the stress of Belgrade and the additional demands on his continence which will result from Raquel's presence in Madrid I'll be happy with QF. Anything else would be a bonus.

And those dynamic adverts on the centre court are doing my eyes in after only a few minutes of the Lopez-Monaco match.:banghead:

And poor Ernie :sad:

*Ljubica*
05-11-2009, 07:53 PM
Evening.

Forbearance required this week on the Nole :hug: front I think. What with the stress of Belgrade and the additional demands on his continence which will result from Raquel's presence in Madrid I'll be happy with QF. Anything else would be a bonus.

And those dynamic adverts on the centre court are doing my eyes in after only a few minutes of the Lopez-Monaco match.:banghead:

And poor Ernie :sad:

The adverts are vile indeed :spit: Took me ages to realise it was them and not just my eyes feeling tired.

Herdwick
05-11-2009, 08:04 PM
Good - he's not on tomorrow; really hoped they wouldn't make him play until Wednesday. And Fortuna has had her wish granted:D

*Ljubica*
05-11-2009, 08:11 PM
Good - he's not on tomorrow; really hoped they wouldn't make him play until Wednesday. And Fortuna has had her wish granted:D

I'm thrilled for Fortuna :) I don't expect she really wanted to see Andy Murray tomorrow anyway!

Must say I'm not enamoured by what I've seen of this Madrid tournament yet - seems to be no atmosphere, even tonight with a Spanish player involved, whereas the "old" Madrid tourney was brilliant for excitement and atmosphere. Hope it gets better later in the week.

Herdwick
05-11-2009, 08:16 PM
I agree - even allowing for the first round factor it seems very flat. And the TV pictures from the second court are atrocious - can't work out if it's the light or the court or both.

*Ljubica*
05-11-2009, 08:19 PM
I agree - even allowing for the first round factor it seems very flat. And the TV pictures from the second court are atrocious - can't work out if it's the light or the court or both.

Both I think :rolleyes: But I'm sure the whole thng will sparkle into life once our Fortuna arrives :D

arm
05-12-2009, 12:54 AM
Good - he's not on tomorrow; really hoped they wouldn't make him play until Wednesday. And Fortuna has had her wish granted:D

I'm thrilled for Fortuna :) I don't expect she really wanted to see Andy Murray tomorrow anyway!

Must say I'm not enamoured by what I've seen of this Madrid tournament yet - seems to be no atmosphere, even tonight with a Spanish player involved, whereas the "old" Madrid tourney was brilliant for excitement and atmosphere. Hope it gets better later in the week.

I looked for Nole's name in tomorrow OOF for like 10 minutes. I just couldn't believe his name wasn't there! :D

It must be destiny :shrug:

pi21312
05-12-2009, 05:13 PM
Evening.

Forbearance required this week on the Nole :hug: front I think. What with the stress of Belgrade and the additional demands on his continence which will result from Raquel's presence in Madrid I'll be happy with QF. Anything else would be a bonus.

And those dynamic adverts on the centre court are doing my eyes in after only a few minutes of the Lopez-Monaco match.:banghead:

And poor Ernie :sad:

:sad: Ernest lost again huh??/ Poor me too

Amber Spyglass
05-12-2009, 05:18 PM
What does the title of this thread mean?Is it about crossing enemy lines

Noleta
05-12-2009, 05:20 PM
What does the title of this thread mean?Is it about crossing enemy lines

I think through enemy lines:shrug:

ellen_
05-12-2009, 05:40 PM
What does the title of this thread mean?Is it about crossing enemy lines

Behind enemy lines, as the movie.

Amber Spyglass
05-12-2009, 05:43 PM
Thanks for the explanation;)

pica_pica
05-12-2009, 06:15 PM
Tsonga is removed by Ljubicic.

Noleta
05-12-2009, 06:17 PM
Tsonga is removed by Ljubicic.

Will he be Novak's next opponent:scared:

ellen_
05-12-2009, 06:26 PM
Will he be Novak's next opponent:scared:

That will be either Seppi or Querrey. But Hernandez first! :p

Is MTF slow or is it because my brother is playing games downstairs? :rolleyes:

Noleta
05-12-2009, 06:28 PM
That will be either Seppi or Querrey. But Hernandez first! :p

Is MTF slow or is it because my brother is playing games downstairs? :rolleyes:

I think the last one:p

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 06:29 PM
That will be either Seppi or Querrey. But Hernandez first! :p

Is MTF slow or is it because my brother is playing games downstairs? :rolleyes:

It's fine for me :shrug: So maybe your brother? The "king" Oscar at home in Spain :unsure: :help:

pica_pica
05-12-2009, 06:51 PM
:armed: Ajde Nole against "El Rey de España" Hernandez!!!

Herdwick
05-12-2009, 07:14 PM
So glad to see Andykins out of white - it does him no favours with his skin. Navy is miles better. Should still lose the sports bra look though...

pica_pica
05-12-2009, 08:20 PM
So glad to see Andykins out of white - it does him no favours with his skin. Navy is miles better. Should still lose the sports bra look though...
I agree that Andy doesn't look good in white. But he has to wear white in Wimbledon :tape:

kalisita
05-12-2009, 08:26 PM
Nole 2nd match on centre tomorrow, but not before 12 pm. Play begins at 11 am though so I'd be very surprised if he started at noon. He follows a WTA match-Azarenka va Peng. He and Vemic also play their first doubles match tomorrow. They're the last match on Court 4. Play begins at 12 pm with a singles match and then all doubles.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/1536/op.pdf

Herdwick
05-12-2009, 08:31 PM
Damn , drat and triple drat :banghead:

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 08:35 PM
Damn , drat and triple drat :banghead:

Make that quadruple drat :spit: I won't see it either - way too early for even me to sneak out of work :sad:

Herdwick
05-12-2009, 08:44 PM
Why hasn't Rafa got the evening slot? Must have declined it - unless Andy R is a megadraw in Madrid.:shrug:

Roger and Andykins both through anyway so we can see Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Really weird stadium though - it's neither indoors nor out.

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 08:53 PM
Why hasn't Rafa got the evening slot? Must have declined it - unless Andy R is a megadraw in Madrid.:shrug:

Roger and Andykins both through anyway so we can see Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Really weird stadium though - it's neither indoors nor out.

Is there football tomorrow night? That may be why he declined an evening match? :shrug:

And - yes - the venue is vile :spit:

Herdwick
05-12-2009, 09:00 PM
Clever girl - yes it's the Copa del Rey final tomorrow night - Barca via Bilbao.

Nonetheless Rafa I am seriously displeased:p:(

And why didn't Nole get the evening match then?

Amber Spyglass
05-12-2009, 09:05 PM
Make that quadruple drat :spit: I won't see it either - way too early for even me to sneak out of work :sad:
Not ideal for me either as i have to go to Dublin tomorrow,although it doesn't really matter cos i can record it on the skybox and watch later.
I've got this thing about looking up scores for matches when nole's playing,i just can't do it.You see the result so suddenly and i'm always sweating it that he'll have lost.By watching it(even if on fastforward half the time)it somehow seems more gradual and less chance of him losing.I know it probably sounds stupid and superstitious(which i'm not) but i've just got this complete aversion to looking up scores:rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 09:18 PM
Not ideal for me either as i have to go to Dublin tomorrow,although it doesn't really matter cos i can record it on the skybox and watch later.
I've got this thing about looking up scores for matches when nole's playing,i just can't do it.You see the result so suddenly and i'm always sweating it that he'll have lost.By watching it(even if on fastforward half the time)it somehow seems more gradual and less chance of him losing.I know it probably sounds stupid and superstitious(which i'm not) but i've just got this complete aversion to looking up scores:rolleyes:

Yes - I kind of see what you mean. I have to know though - my nerves wouldn't stand it otherwise :o

Have a good time in Dublin - it's a lovely city.

Goodnight for now :wavey:

Amber Spyglass
05-12-2009, 11:46 PM
Yes - I kind of see what you mean. I have to know though - my nerves wouldn't stand it otherwise :o

Have a good time in Dublin - it's a lovely city.

Goodnight for now :wavey:
Well its not actually a pleasure trip,i have an appointment with the orthodontist and seeing as ye're all so fond of the dentist i'm sure ye will be very envious:pI actually don't mind the dentist although thats probably because i've been going to this orthodontist every six weeks for the past year.I wouldn't like to go to an eye specialist though cos i'm really squemish when it comes to eyes.My sister wears contact lenses
but thankfully my eyesight is fine because i think i'd faint if i had to put in contacts:o

And yeah Dublin is definately one of my favourite cities:)

Lee
05-13-2009, 12:34 AM
Damn , drat and triple drat :banghead:

Make that quadruple drat :spit: I won't see it either - way too early for even me to sneak out of work :sad:

Make it quintuple :smash: it's 3am my time even though it's probably starts at 4am.

Clever girl - yes it's the Copa del Rey final tomorrow night - Barca via Bilbao.

Nonetheless Rafa I am seriously displeased:p:(

And why didn't Nole get the evening match then?

The evening matches feature American players. Guess that's decent time for the US market. :shrug:

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 02:38 AM
Plus, don't forget Nole has a doubles match after that.

Ajde Nole!! :bounce::bounce: Let's swing again. :D

Running:Free
05-13-2009, 03:03 AM
it's 3am my time even though it's probably starts at 4am.

7AM for me, then. Will be able to watch for an hour and some more.

Ajde Novak. :rocker2: :kiss:

(Hope he is feeling a litter better and rested.:scared: :unsure:)

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 06:38 AM
Well its not actually a pleasure trip,i have an appointment with the orthodontist and seeing as ye're all so fond of the dentist i'm sure ye will be very envious:pI actually don't mind the dentist although thats probably because i've been going to this orthodontist every six weeks for the past year.I wouldn't like to go to an eye specialist though cos i'm really squemish when it comes to eyes.My sister wears contact lenses
but thankfully my eyesight is fine because i think i'd faint if i had to put in contacts:o

And yeah Dublin is definately one of my favourite cities:)

Good luck :hug:

And ajde Novak :rocker: (And Raquel :D)

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 08:13 AM
Clever girl - yes it's the Copa del Rey final tomorrow night - Barca via Bilbao.

Nonetheless Rafa I am seriously displeased:p:(

And why didn't Nole get the evening match then?

I'd say Nole doesnt have the evening match cos he's got doubles.

Sucks that it's not a good time for you guys but it's a brilliant time for me! Should be about 9pm start here :)

Stephie Cesc
05-13-2009, 09:03 AM
Ajde Nole! :bounce::bounce:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 10:40 AM
:help: Peng, wtf u're doing :help:
That means Novak will probably be on court quite soon

ellen_
05-13-2009, 10:44 AM
Relax, we're talking about WTA here :spit: I wouldn't even be surprised anymore if she won the 2nd set with 6-2 or something :shrug: I actually hope she still manages to win :devil: Go Peng!

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 10:55 AM
from 0-5 to 4-5 :lol:
Go Peng!!! I don't mind you delaying Novak's match

ellen_
05-13-2009, 10:57 AM
See :rolls:. I don't mind either, I can watch a bit of JM-Tomas like this :dance:

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 11:31 AM
Well Azarenka has won. Nole next right?

ellen_
05-13-2009, 11:33 AM
Yep, Nole's next. But I only saw 3 games from JM-Tomas :sobbing: It's way too quick.

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 11:38 AM
My TV is still on Delpo...is Nole on court yet?

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 11:40 AM
What streams are you all watching? Mine is of horrible quality :help:

ellen_
05-13-2009, 11:42 AM
Bet365. Nole's stream hasn't started yet.

Truc
05-13-2009, 11:44 AM
I saw the very end of Nole's practice session in Madrid yesterday and he's such a joy to watch. The crowd was loving it.
He was playing doubles with his coach when I arrived (against Vemic and another guy I didn't recognize, I was standing completely on the other side of the practice area) and everybody was having a lot of fun, it was by far the most entertaining practice session I've seen in my (very short) time in Madrid.
Really, the crowd went apeshit over him, it was impressive! Then he stayed for ages to sign for the kids and take pics, I thought he was never going to leave.

You can see a couple of pics here, but they're nothing special, I was very far:
http://picasaweb.google.de/Trucsdetennis/TennisMadrid2#

Running:Free
05-13-2009, 11:47 AM
I saw the very end of Nole's practice session in Madrid yesterday and he's such a joy to watch. The crowd was loving it.
He was playing doubles with his coach when I arrived (against Vemic and another guy I didn't recognize, I was standing completely on the other side of the practice area) and everybody was having a lot of fun, it was by far the most entertaining practice session I've seen in my (very short) time in Madrid.
Really, the crowd went apeshit over him, it was impressive! Then he stayed for ages to sign for the kids and take pics, I thought he was never going to leave.

You can see a couple of pics here, but they're nothing special, I was very far:
http://picasaweb.google.de/Trucsdetennis/TennisMadrid2#

:lol: Thanks! :hatoff:

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 11:48 AM
I saw the very end of Nole's practice session in Madrid yesterday and he's such a joy to watch. The crowd was loving it.
He was playing doubles with his coach when I arrived (against Vemic and another guy I didn't recognize, I was standing completely on the other side of the practice area) and everybody was having a lot of fun, it was by far the most entertaining practice session I've seen in my (very short) time in Madrid.
Really, the crowd went apeshit over him, it was impressive! Then he stayed for ages to sign for the kids and take pics, I thought he was never going to leave.

You can see a couple of pics here, but they're nothing special, I was very far:
http://picasaweb.google.de/Trucsdetennis/TennisMadrid2#

Thanks for sharing the story and pics! :hug: and it sounds great. :yeah:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 11:49 AM
I saw the very end of Nole's practice session in Madrid yesterday and he's such a joy to watch. The crowd was loving it.
He was playing doubles with his coach when I arrived (against Vemic and another guy I didn't recognize, I was standing completely on the other side of the practice area) and everybody was having a lot of fun, it was by far the most entertaining practice session I've seen in my (very short) time in Madrid.
Really, the crowd went apeshit over him, it was impressive! Then he stayed for ages to sign for the kids and take pics, I thought he was never going to leave.

You can see a couple of pics here, but they're nothing special, I was very far:
http://picasaweb.google.de/Trucsdetennis/TennisMadrid2#
Nice to hear about it :)
Can you give more details of why the practice session was so funny?
Nole is such a nice player :hearts:

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 11:50 AM
I saw the very end of Nole's practice session in Madrid yesterday and he's such a joy to watch. The crowd was loving it.
He was playing doubles with his coach when I arrived (against Vemic and another guy I didn't recognize, I was standing completely on the other side of the practice area) and everybody was having a lot of fun, it was by far the most entertaining practice session I've seen in my (very short) time in Madrid.
Really, the crowd went apeshit over him, it was impressive! Then he stayed for ages to sign for the kids and take pics, I thought he was never going to leave.

You can see a couple of pics here, but they're nothing special, I was very far:
http://picasaweb.google.de/Trucsdetennis/TennisMadrid2#

Great photos! thanks so much for sharing them and your experience as well! Did you get an autograph? I love that he takes time for his fans :inlove:

ellen_
05-13-2009, 11:51 AM
Thanks, Fran :hug: And great pictures! Also from Ernie and Jeremy! :hearts:

Running:Free
05-13-2009, 11:53 AM
Nole playing yet? Still got Pony and Big Bird here.

redberyl
05-13-2009, 11:54 AM
Nole is on.:hearts:

Ajde Nole~!!:D

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 11:56 AM
Delpo is very impressive...I hope he can take Murray out :devil:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 11:57 AM
Nole is on.:hearts:

Ajde Nole~!!:D
My stream doesn't show Nole :(
What are you all watching?

ellen_
05-13-2009, 11:58 AM
My stream doesn't show Nole :(
What are you all watching?

Again: Bet365 :p Still warming up.

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 11:58 AM
Delpo is very impressive...I hope he can take Murray out :devil:

:secret: me too. However Delpo seems to choke against the big 4 (except that one time against Rafa)

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 12:01 PM
Yay they are switching to Nole's match!! :bounce: Ajde!

Masha91
05-13-2009, 12:02 PM
Hey everyone, ajde Nole!

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:02 PM
damn......start already.....still no streams work for me

Masha91
05-13-2009, 12:03 PM
Delpo is very impressive...I hope he can take Murray out :devil:

Me too! :devil:

Masha91
05-13-2009, 12:05 PM
Held :)

Stephie Cesc
05-13-2009, 12:05 PM
pica pica, they are showing it on NOW tv!

ellen_
05-13-2009, 12:07 PM
All the hate for Andy here :sobbing: I can't take it anymore. I soon will start liking him because he's not loved enough. I feel so sorry for the guy :lol:

However, JM goes over Murray for me though :cool:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:07 PM
:bigcry: Is he playing well? I still can't see it

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:08 PM
pica pica, they are showing it on NOW tv!
Yes but my Dad is watching something else...

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 12:08 PM
woohoo! break already. keep it up Nole!

Masha91
05-13-2009, 12:09 PM
Break yay, now hold!

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 12:11 PM
All the hate for Andy here :sobbing: I can't take it anymore. I soon will start liking him because he's not loved enough. I feel so sorry for the guy :lol:

However, JM goes over Murray for me though :cool:

I don't hate the guy...just want him to stay away from Nole in the rankings...but in the OTHER direction :lol:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:11 PM
Finally......I got a Russian stream, it seems

Running:Free
05-13-2009, 12:12 PM
All the hate for Andy here :sobbing: I can't take it anymore. I soon will start liking him because he's not loved enough. I feel so sorry for the guy :lol:

However, JM goes over Murray for me though :cool:

I don't think anyone in NoleLand genuinely hates Andy. Since he's the biggest threat to Novak at the moment, I think it brings out some :scared: and :unsure: which may seem like hate. Personally, I think its more do to with feeling threatened by him rather than hating :shrug: :p

I don't hate the guy...just want him to stay away from Nole in the rankings...but in the OTHER direction :lol:

:rolls:

Good start, Novak. Ajde.

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:12 PM
Again: Bet365 :p Still warming up.
I respect Murray's effort whatsoever....don't get so upset :hug:

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 12:16 PM
DSOD!! But it worked. Quite nicely actually

ellen_
05-13-2009, 12:17 PM
I'm not upset at all :spit: Don't like him either (and certainly not now!), thought you already knew that and would know I said it on a slightly sarcastic tone :rolls:

I think Raquel is liking the match so far :dance: And she has lovely weather too.

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:17 PM
:eek: Nole's impressive :eek:
He's not tired at all :)

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:21 PM
Nice hold by El Rey :yeah:
Now continue to hold, Nole!

Masha91
05-13-2009, 12:24 PM
Ajde!

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:24 PM
:eek: Birdman retired!

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 12:25 PM
Wow...why did Berdych retire?? :confused:

ellen_
05-13-2009, 12:26 PM
Yes :awww: Poor Tomas. Leg injury.

Truc
05-13-2009, 12:27 PM
Can you give more details of why the practice session was so funny?
Nole is such a nice player :hearts:No, sorry, I don't know it myself, I was too far to get the jokes, I could only see everybody having fun and the reactions of the crowd laughing and shouting Nole's name.
And after having signed for tons of fans, he took pics with every single member of the crew taking care of the courts. Definitely more than any other player I've seen in Madrid during those 2 days (well, one day and a half).

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:31 PM
No, sorry, I don't know it myself, I was too far to get the jokes, I could only see everybody having fun and the reactions of the crowd laughing and shouting Nole's name.
And after having signed for tons of fans, he took pics with every single member of the crew taking care of the courts. Definitely more than any other player I've seen in Madrid during those 2 days (well, one day and a half).
:hearts: Nole's in such a good mood

Masha91
05-13-2009, 12:32 PM
Hope Tomas will be okay, happy for Delpo though.

Masha91
05-13-2009, 12:34 PM
Break now for the set, Nole :)

Masha91
05-13-2009, 12:38 PM
Serve it out Nole :D

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:38 PM
Hope Tomas will be okay, happy for Delpo though.
There are so many retirements...

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 12:40 PM
Nole serving for the set is nervewracking stuff

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:40 PM
:armed: Serve it out please!!!

Masha91
05-13-2009, 12:40 PM
There are so many retirements...

Indeed there are.

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:42 PM
:smash: DF

kalisita
05-13-2009, 12:42 PM
DF to Deuce. Ajde!

Masha91
05-13-2009, 12:43 PM
Set :D

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 12:43 PM
first set! :woohoo:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:43 PM
6-3 :woohoo:
:eek: Smash racquet by Hernandez

Stephie Cesc
05-13-2009, 12:44 PM
First Set! :yeah:

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 12:46 PM
Such an empty stadium :rolleyes:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 12:47 PM
:bigclap: First set down! :bounce: One to go! :bigclap:

Good first set! :clap2: Serving and returning well. Little problem serving it out, but got it done. No BPs. Seems very confident after last week, which is good to see. :)

Running:Free
05-13-2009, 12:47 PM
Is he okay?

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 12:47 PM
Oh Nole!!! :eek:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 12:48 PM
That looks bad. Wrist? Please be okay Nole!

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:48 PM
oh no.....

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:49 PM
nothing wrong? no trainer called?

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 12:49 PM
I hope he's okay. I'm not very impressed with Madrid at the moment :mad:

Masha91
05-13-2009, 12:49 PM
Oh PLEASE be okay! :sad:

Running:Free
05-13-2009, 12:50 PM
He looks http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/1904.gif

This crowd is so volatile :rolls: They don't take a second to start booing :lol:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 12:50 PM
He seems okay. No trainer.

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 12:51 PM
I hope this doesn't affect his mojo

kalisita
05-13-2009, 12:53 PM
Seems okay! 0-40 to Deuce!

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 12:58 PM
He seems a bit inhibited :awww:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:00 PM
2 BPs! Get one!

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:02 PM
The Break!

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 01:03 PM
Gilles is 4-1 up against Fognini! Yay :bounce:

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 01:06 PM
Those DFs are still present. Argh practice your selve Nole!

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:07 PM
Nice BH from The King! Though brings Deuce unfortunately.

GP!

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:11 PM
Miss from Hernandez brings BP. Get it!

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 01:13 PM
Nole looks like he's done a boo-boo in his shorts :tape:

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 01:16 PM
:wavey: Just popping in here during a break from my meeting. No time to stop, but just checked livescores and seems he is doing OK :D Hope our TV repeat it tonight. Ajde Nole :rocker:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:20 PM
Nole looks like he's done a boo-boo in his shorts :tape:

:lol: It does look like that! :o

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:26 PM
40-15 to Deuce.

Running:Free
05-13-2009, 01:28 PM
One more game. Roughly 8 mins. before I head out. :scared: Ajde.

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:28 PM
Nice! One game away!

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:30 PM
2 MPs! Get the first Nole!

Running:Free
05-13-2009, 01:30 PM
2 MPs. Get 'em.

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:31 PM
Dsod!

Running:Free
05-13-2009, 01:31 PM
:rolleyes: DS.

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 01:35 PM
Another DS. But it worked :lol:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:35 PM
Nice drop shot!

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:37 PM
Mp #3!

Running:Free
05-13-2009, 01:39 PM
Lovely smile :lol: Even Miljan is laughing :D

This game has stretched out.

:wavey: from my end.

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 01:39 PM
Nole's reaction :hearts:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:39 PM
FH winner!

Masha91
05-13-2009, 01:40 PM
GSM Nole! :bounce:

Good work :yeah:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:41 PM
MP #4! Get this one!

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:42 PM
Lovely smile :lol: Even Miljan is laughing :D

This game has stretched out.

:wavey: from my end.

:wavey: Hope you saw the end. :)

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 01:42 PM
:bounce: Yay solid win in the end!

Stephie Cesc
05-13-2009, 01:43 PM
A convincing win :bounce: Keep it up! :yeah:

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 01:44 PM
Seppi next. Ajde Nole!

Pretty good play today. Could have converted more of his BPs (3/12! :eek: ) and maybe needs to work on his serve a little more.

kalisita
05-13-2009, 01:45 PM
:bounce::bigclap::bounce:

Good first match! :) Served and returned well with room for improvement. :clap2: Started to get more frustrated in 2nd after he fell, but didn't cost him. Made Hernandez work hard on pretty much all his service games. Would have liked him to be better on BP conversion (3/12 :o), but got the breaks he needed.

Plays Seppi next. Nole leads H2H 5-0.

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 01:50 PM
BP conversion :help: DSOD :p and Seppi :scared:
He looked very tired today. :awww:

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 01:57 PM
Why do I find Simon sexy? :help:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 02:03 PM
Why do I find Simon sexy? :help:

Because he is! ;)

ellewoods
05-13-2009, 02:07 PM
haha there's just something about him :shrug: but i have never liked skinny guys so I don't know what's up with that :lol:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 02:10 PM
Quite a good win. Can try to break more though.
Next up is Seppi again. I'm sure he'll not be as nervous as in Belgrade!!! :)
Love how he smiled near the end when he placed the ball into the net :lol:

Herdwick
05-13-2009, 02:17 PM
I saw the very end of Nole's practice session in Madrid yesterday and he's such a joy to watch. The crowd was loving it.
He was playing doubles with his coach when I arrived (against Vemic and another guy I didn't recognize, I was standing completely on the other side of the practice area) and everybody was having a lot of fun, it was by far the most entertaining practice session I've seen in my (very short) time in Madrid.
Really, the crowd went apeshit over him, it was impressive! Then he stayed for ages to sign for the kids and take pics, I thought he was never going to leave.

You can see a couple of pics here, but they're nothing special, I was very far:
http://picasaweb.google.de/Trucsdetennis/TennisMadrid2#

Thanks - always good to hear a view from elsewhere.

All the hate for Andy here :sobbing: I can't take it anymore. I soon will start liking him because he's not loved enough. I feel so sorry for the guy :lol:


Thank you! I like Andy - always have but think I am pretty much alone here in doing so :hug: He can't help his lack of beauty and I find his lack of PR skills quite endearing - it would be easier for him to go down the David Beckham route and milk his position for all he could. He is on record as saying he dislikes the hype he gets here and his favourite slam is the USO :lol: which went down like a lead balloon with the English press and the Wimbledon authorities. Am very happy to see him jostling with Nole at the very top of the game - should turn into a great rivalry (providing Nole can win their next couple of meetings of course).

Why do I find Simon sexy? :help:

Cos he is! :lick:

Good to see Nole through with ease :bounce: Hope Raquel enjoyed it.

Noleta
05-13-2009, 03:07 PM
I saw the very end of Nole's practice session in Madrid yesterday and he's such a joy to watch. The crowd was loving it.
He was playing doubles with his coach when I arrived (against Vemic and another guy I didn't recognize, I was standing completely on the other side of the practice area) and everybody was having a lot of fun, it was by far the most entertaining practice session I've seen in my (very short) time in Madrid.
Really, the crowd went apeshit over him, it was impressive! Then he stayed for ages to sign for the kids and take pics, I thought he was never going to leave.

You can see a couple of pics here, but they're nothing special, I was very far:
http://picasaweb.google.de/Trucsdetennis/TennisMadrid2#

No, sorry, I don't know it myself, I was too far to get the jokes, I could only see everybody having fun and the reactions of the crowd laughing and shouting Nole's name.
And after having signed for tons of fans, he took pics with every single member of the crew taking care of the courts. Definitely more than any other player I've seen in Madrid during those 2 days (well, one day and a half).

Thanks a lot for sharing:worship:it must've took him quite a while to sign for all those people:eek::hug:when i read something like this it makes me more:inlove:with him:rolleyes:

Ps i think that other player was Monaco looking at your pics:D

ellen_
05-13-2009, 03:09 PM
Thank you! I like Andy - always have but think I am pretty much alone here in doing so :hug: He can't help his lack of beauty and I find his lack of PR skills quite endearing - it would be easier for him to go down the David Beckham route and milk his position for all he could. He is on record as saying he dislikes the hype he gets here and his favourite slam is the USO :lol: which went down like a lead balloon with the English press and the Wimbledon authorities. Am very happy to see him jostling with Nole at the very top of the game - should turn into a great rivalry (providing Nole can win their next couple of meetings of course).

True. Which doesn't mean I suddenly will support him. I'm not a big fan of his, but I'm human enough to respect him and it needs a lot to make me dislike or hate someone. I really do feel sorry for him sometimes :lol: He had tough times, he went through it and hit back. I can only say :hatoff:. It has been too boring for years, rivalry is needed - and not only between Rafa and Roger.

And of course Simon is :lick:

Noleta
05-13-2009, 03:12 PM
So looks like it was an easy win:bounce:missed the match so i'm hoping tomorrow he'll be on court 2 hours later;rocker:

How did he fall:sobbing:

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 03:31 PM
I saw the very end of Nole's practice session in Madrid yesterday and he's such a joy to watch. The crowd was loving it.
He was playing doubles with his coach when I arrived (against Vemic and another guy I didn't recognize, I was standing completely on the other side of the practice area) and everybody was having a lot of fun, it was by far the most entertaining practice session I've seen in my (very short) time in Madrid.
Really, the crowd went apeshit over him, it was impressive! Then he stayed for ages to sign for the kids and take pics, I thought he was never going to leave.

You can see a couple of pics here, but they're nothing special, I was very far:
http://picasaweb.google.de/Trucsdetennis/TennisMadrid2#

Fran :hug: Thanks so much for the report and the pics. As I've said before here, it always makes me smile when I go to live tournaments, and realise that most nice and normal tennis fans really do like (or at least respect) Nole - the hatred on MTF is really not indicative of the "real" world outside at all :D Hope you have loads of fun in Madrid.

All the hate for Andy here :sobbing: I can't take it anymore. I soon will start liking him because he's not loved enough. I feel so sorry for the guy :lol:

However, JM goes over Murray for me though :cool:

Ellen :hug: I don't hate Andy at all :shrug: Agree I don't like his looks (which he can't help :shrug: )or his personality, but I've always respected his tennis ability and work ethic.

Lovely smile :lol: Even Miljan is laughing :D

This game has stretched out.

:wavey: from my end.

:sobbing: I missed Miljan :hysteric: Really hope Sky repeat the match on interractive later. Btw - reading back - what happened to Nole's wrist? :eek: :awww:

Noleta
05-13-2009, 03:37 PM
Rose over on the Novak video thread there is one where you see your Miljan smiling:p

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 03:58 PM
Rose over on the Novak video thread there is one where you see your Miljan smiling:p

:hug: Thank you.

Miljan :inlove: :hearts:

Noleta
05-13-2009, 04:29 PM
At what time will Novak be on court for his doubles action:scratch:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 04:33 PM
At what time will Novak be on court for his doubles action:scratch:
Is it after the Seppi doubles match?

kalisita
05-13-2009, 04:39 PM
Yes. That match is in the super-TB.

Lee
05-13-2009, 04:43 PM
I woke up, turned on the TV and Nole just finished his match :shrug:

MTF is a pain today.

Noleta
05-13-2009, 04:46 PM
Anyone knows where i can watch his doubles match:bigcry:

MTF:mad:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 05:04 PM
Nowhere. :sad: They don't televise early doubles matches, if they televise any, and that's not a camera court.

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 05:09 PM
Following live scoreboards is good for the soul :p

Noleta
05-13-2009, 05:09 PM
Oh well:o

kalisita
05-13-2009, 05:20 PM
Down a break already.

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 05:24 PM
Coetzee and Kerr are both doubles' specialists - I don't see Nole lasting long to be honest, - though Dusan is a pretty fine doubles player too. He can't do it all himself though :shrug:

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 05:24 PM
Broken already :lol: I guess it was Nole's serve game. :p
ans then break back immediately :lol:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 05:25 PM
Back on serve!

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 05:27 PM
Coetzee/Kerr and next Melo/Sa (if he wins this) are exactly the same teams he won in Monte Carlo though his partner was changed.

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 05:28 PM
Btw - to anyone with Sky interractive here,- so Herdwick, Amber Spyglass, and Stephe too I think - Nole currently being replayed on Channel 2 :inlove: So now I have Nole on my TV and on my livescore too - with two different matches.

OMG - my first glimpse of Miljan :inlove:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 05:28 PM
Let's see whether Troicki or Vemis is a better partner for Novak :)

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 05:34 PM
Please, someone hits an ace and I can clarify who is the server. :lol:
Edit : I've missed one already. :p

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 05:40 PM
MTF never ceases to amaze me - I just got this message when doing a Search.......

This forum requires that you wait 30 seconds between searches. Please try again in 56 seconds.

:confused: :confused: :confused:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 05:48 PM
Please, someone hits an ace and I can clarify who is the server. :lol:
Edit : I've missed one already. :p
That's from Vemic....
odd no. service games by Nole
even no. service games by Vemic

Noleta
05-13-2009, 05:52 PM
MTF never ceases to amaze me - I just got this message when doing a Search.......

This forum requires that you wait 30 seconds between searches. Please try again in 56 seconds.

:confused: :confused: :confused:

:rolls:

Omg that looked worse:eek:glad he didn't injure himself

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 05:52 PM
:rolls:

Omg that looked worse:eek:glad he didn't injure himself

Yes - it looked very bad indeed :awww:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 05:53 PM
Tb!

Herdwick
05-13-2009, 05:54 PM
Volunteers needed to massage the thighs - it would be dreadful if the muscles seized up.

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 05:55 PM
Now, went to TB :banana:

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 05:57 PM
Volunteers needed to massage the thighs - it would be dreadful if the muscles seized up.

I'm sure Raquel will oblige - she's nearer to him than us :o

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 06:00 PM
:eek: 2SP!!!! and the first set :rocker2:

Noleta
05-13-2009, 06:02 PM
I'm sure Raquel will oblige - she's nearer to him than us :o

I don't think she'll leave it by that:devil::angel:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 06:02 PM
:rolls: They took the 1st set

kalisita
05-13-2009, 06:03 PM
Won the first! :clap2:

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 06:03 PM
I don't think she'll leave it by that:devil::angel:

:lol: She'll maybe have to - her boyfriend is with her in Madrid :tape:

1st set Nole and Dusan :bowdown:

Noleta
05-13-2009, 06:08 PM
:lol: She'll maybe have to - her boyfriend is with her in Madrid :tape:

1st set Nole and Dusan :bowdown:

Silly girl why did she take him with her:p

Still on serve second set:rocker:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 06:09 PM
ah.....he hits an ace......
so in the 2nd set, even num service games by Nole

kalisita
05-13-2009, 06:10 PM
Nole with an ace!

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 06:14 PM
Silly girl why did she take him with her:p

Still on serve second set:rocker:

:lol: That is EXACTLY what I thought too :tape: Men have no place at tennis tournaments when you're drooling over Miljan/Nole/Janko - sorry, I mean watching tennis:angel:

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 06:16 PM
Oh, thanks! I missed the 2nd one again by 0.5 second. :lol:

Noleta
05-13-2009, 06:18 PM
:lol: That is EXACTLY what I thought too :tape: Men have no place at tennis tournaments when you're drooling over Miljan/Nole/Janko - sorry, I mean watching tennis:angel:

Agree:angel:

Noleta
05-13-2009, 06:19 PM
Still no break of serve!

Noleta
05-13-2009, 06:26 PM
BP and i don't know who's serving

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 06:26 PM
Agree:angel:

I'm lucky to have a man who hates tennis as much as I love it, so the issue never really arises...... :secret: doesn't stop him doing his own drooling over Ana Ivanovic though :o

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 06:27 PM
Great hold! Bring this kind of mojo to your singles as well!

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 06:27 PM
Pheww, saved 3BPs on Nole's serve game

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 06:28 PM
BP and i don't know who's serving
It's Novak serving

Noleta
05-13-2009, 06:30 PM
I'm lucky to have a man who hates tennis as much as I love it, so the issue never really arises...... :secret: doesn't stop him doing his own drooling over Ana Ivanovic though :o

Men:rolleyes:only watches tennis for drooling,that's not the case with us women"cough":p

Lol Novak's shorts are dirty from his fall:rolls:

Noleta
05-13-2009, 06:30 PM
It's Novak serving

Good he can practise his serve:D

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 06:31 PM
2BPs, take the chance here!!!

Edit: Yesss!!! :banana:
Serving for the match

Lee
05-13-2009, 06:31 PM
Bryans are out after first match again :tape:

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 06:31 PM
Men:rolleyes:only watches tennis for drooling,that's not the case with us women"cough":p

Lol Novak's shorts are dirty from his fall:rolls:

Of course it isn't! We women could never be so shallow :angel:

Bryans are out after first match again :tape:

Good :angel: Don't like either of them :angel:

Lee
05-13-2009, 06:32 PM
Vemic serving for the match. Nole spent way too much on court in this doubles :(

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 06:32 PM
Vemic serving out.......:haha:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 06:32 PM
Nole/Vemic will serve for it!

Noleta
05-13-2009, 06:32 PM
Bryans are out after first match again :tape:

:eek: Americains and clay:shrug:

Novak and his partner are serving for the match:bounce:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 06:34 PM
Good he can practise his serve:D
I agree......only Novak and Delpo from the Top 5 are playing doubles......

3MP!!! And there's the match! :woohoo:

Lee
05-13-2009, 06:34 PM
They won 7-6(4) 6-3 :dance:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 06:34 PM
:bigclap: Vemic and Nole win! :bigclap:

Noleta
05-13-2009, 06:35 PM
:woohoo:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 06:35 PM
Good he can practise his serve:D
I agree......only Novak and Delpo from the Top 5 are playing doubles......it's good to stay competitive all time.....just don't drain out everything then okay....I guess Novak'll be laughing all the way when playing doubles :dance:

3MP!!! And there's the match! :woohoo:

Herdwick
05-13-2009, 06:36 PM
Gosh - they've won the doubles :bounce: Must be Fortuna's presence.

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 06:36 PM
They won :bounce:

Raquel must be bringing him her positivity in doubles too :D

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 06:36 PM
Bryans are out after first match again :tape:
That means, if Nole wins the next DBs match too, they don't need to meet Bryans. :lol:

Noleta
05-13-2009, 06:37 PM
Gosh - they've won the doubles :bounce: Must be Fortuna's presence.

If that the case she should go to each tournamet he's playing in:lol:

Lee
05-13-2009, 06:38 PM
:eek: Americains and clay:shrug:

Novak and his partner are serving for the match:bounce:

Bryans are good on clay.

Herdwick
05-13-2009, 06:39 PM
Perfect timing - Kolya's just started.:hug:

Noleta
05-13-2009, 06:42 PM
Bryans are good on clay.

Didn't know that i don't fallow doubles:ocould've been a bad day at the office so to speak:shrug:

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 06:50 PM
Anyway so many doubles specialists lost today. :tape:
I'm happy with Nole's win though, don't like this kind of situation in general. :rolleyes:

ellen_
05-13-2009, 07:25 PM
It's so weird, indeed :eek: Bryans out early again, Bhupati/Knowles, Mirnyi/Ram, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, ... :tape: Shame we can't follow it very well, seems to be an interesting development going on. I had hoped to see the Bryans in Munich but they played on the day I left :awww:

shuhrat
05-13-2009, 07:26 PM
Ranking just a number to Djokovic (http://www.madrid-open.com/site/news/36/1821)

Novak Djokovic says he’s more determined than ever to reach the top of the men’s game despite dropping a place in the rankings this week.

Djokovic, who saw the No.3 spot he’s held since July 2007 taken by Andy Murray on Monday, said he tries not to focus on his performance rather than worrying about the rankings.

“To be realistic, playing three Masters Series finals in a row and winning an ATP 250 event is incredible success,” said the world No.4. “I think that I have played fantastic tennis and have had huge success on both hard courts and clay courts so I will be very patient and I am sure that if I continue this way I will get my spot back.

“It really motivates me even more to get back to the third spot or even go a step further.”

But the Serbian, who won last week’s inaugural Serbia Open, said that he felt the current “cruel” ranking system made it very difficult for the top players to maintain or improve their standing in the game.

“You try to present your best, try to perform your best tennis as possible to get far in the event and then obviously you will gain points in certain periods of the year but because of the ranking system a lot of players are dropping in that pressure zone because you have to defend the points each year.

“It’s not really the best system possible because if you defend titles each year you basically don’t gain anything. (Roger) Federer has been winning or (Rafael) Nadal has been winning four or five Grand Slams in a row and they haven’t won a single point. I think this is an issue we have to talk about,” said the Serb.

Ranking system aside, Djokovic acknowledged that Murray had earned his career-high ranking fair and square.

“Andy absolutely deserves that place because he’s been winning a lot of matches lately and playing good tennis,” said the 21-year-old, pointing out that there is still a long way to go until the season-ending rankings are decided for 2009.

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"Maybe results wise it looked easy but it wasn’t easy, that’s for sure. It was difficult because there is a difference in altitude and the balls are flying quite a lot and you don’t get a lot of control. I was trying to produce a lot of spin and get in to the rhythm and I’ve done a pretty good job today."
He thinks ranking points should last over 52 weeks? :shrug:

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 07:26 PM
It's so weird, indeed :eek: Bryans out early again, Bhupati/Knowles, Mirnyi/Ram, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, ... :tape: Shame we can't follow it very well, seems to be an interesting development going on. I had hoped to see the Bryans in Munich but they played on the day I left :awww:
Maybe Nestor/Zimonjic will be back to the top very soon :D
I don't believe in so-called clay-court specialists actually......

Jelena_78
05-13-2009, 08:30 PM
They won 7-6(4) 6-3 :dance:

:bigclap: Vemic and Nole win! :bigclap:

:D :banana:

Novak and his partner :cool: are serving for the match:bounce:

I wish he was my partner :p

*Ljubica*
05-13-2009, 08:32 PM
I wish he was my partner :p

:lol: :hug: