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Kooyong: Tomic d Djokovic 6-4 3-6 7-5

bad gambler
01-16-2010, 02:55 AM
:lol:

save ausdecline
01-16-2010, 02:55 AM
Djokovic was just joking. Don't look into this match.

Corey Feldman
01-16-2010, 02:55 AM
OMG Nole

0-1 to Tomic in head to heads :o

rubbERR
01-16-2010, 02:56 AM
who cares.. only mugs :lol:

save ausdecline
01-16-2010, 02:56 AM
This match isn't a big deal. Djokovic wasn't even trying.

aussie_fan
01-16-2010, 02:56 AM
This wasn't a match, just 2 hours of fun for Nole. Bit of an awkard situation for Tomic really.

dylan24
01-16-2010, 02:56 AM
djokovic is as pathetic as ivanovic and jankovic now

Huntress555
01-16-2010, 02:58 AM
Novak at the end on MP :lol:
He was the only fun thing to watch in the match, the rest was soooo boring!

Even though it wasnt serious its still good practice for Tomic, good crowd, on TV, the conditions etc. But as for the results cant really look into them too much, real test will come AO time.

save ausdecline
01-16-2010, 02:58 AM
why are some people on this forum. think this match was played as a match. this was a joke.

dylan24
01-16-2010, 02:58 AM
and worthless wetheim picked this clown to win AO

bleu_cheese
01-16-2010, 02:59 AM
Even Bernard Tomic could have beaten Djokovic today... Oh wait.

dylan24
01-16-2010, 03:06 AM
i doubt kooyong will invite novak back for 2011
after the bullshit effort he put in this year

TMJordan
01-16-2010, 03:09 AM
Gotta love all this Tomic hype, I hope he get a tricky qualifier!

General Suburbia
01-16-2010, 03:09 AM
Didn't watch the match. Why was it so fun to watch Djokovic?

bad gambler
01-16-2010, 03:10 AM
i doubt kooyong will invite novak back for 2011
after the bullshit effort he put in this year

That doesn't stop them from inviting Ljubicic every year

nobama
01-16-2010, 03:18 AM
So is that what Kooyong is now? A joke. :o Was Djerk using Kooyog at all to prepare for AO? Wonder what Todd Martin thinks. :o

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/f8/fullj.6918f8224f5bb8db415f9fee23f93e4c/6918f8224f5bb8db415f9fee23f93e4c-getty-tennis-aus-kooyong.jpg

docking34
01-16-2010, 03:25 AM
wow. if tomic can take out djoko, just think what he could do to federer. **** and pillage!!

Ad Wim
01-16-2010, 03:25 AM
i doubt kooyong will invite novak back for 2011
after the bullshit effort he put in this year

So they should ask Federer next year. Ah wait, he doesn't come...

tektonac
01-16-2010, 04:00 AM
looks like Nole needs another vacation, not another AO ... someone should tell him something about beautiful Aus beaches :lol:

Halba
01-16-2010, 04:05 AM
looks like Nole needs another vacation, not another AO ... someone should tell him something about beautiful Aus beaches :lol:

djoker is out of contention for AO. he is a non factor at grand slam in 2010.

L James
01-16-2010, 04:06 AM
Tomic = Exho king

Pathetic by Nole. It's one thing to experiment a little in an exho, but his effort level today (and I assume in the previous match v Verdasco) reads poorly as far as his level of mental application less than a week away from a Grand Slam.

jmf07
01-16-2010, 04:11 AM
This match was an embarrassment to tennis

tektonac
01-16-2010, 04:11 AM
djoker is out of contention for AO. he is a non factor at grand slam in 2010.

that's a huge statement. i wouldn't go that far.

«Ivan»
01-16-2010, 04:49 AM
:lol:

oh i like when moderator release hatred:worship:

all dylans 'n melloNs are here:rolleyes:

rofe
01-16-2010, 05:01 AM
Exhibitions have more importance than slams. :yeah:

Kolya
01-16-2010, 05:26 AM
Tomic = Pusher.

Gift Collector
01-16-2010, 05:28 AM
Novak hit more drop shots then any other stroke today...

vamosinator
01-16-2010, 06:35 AM
Even if Djokovic wasn't trying his hardest, he may still have lost if he was playing serious. Tomic beat Stepanek last week and a couple of other known players :D

Halba
01-16-2010, 06:38 AM
that's a huge statement. i wouldn't go that far.

okay. i guess he is not really a contender for the AO at the moment. we'll see about the other slams. we all know his potential though.

Acer
01-16-2010, 06:57 AM
Even if Djokovic wasn't trying his hardest, he may still have lost if he was playing serious. Tomic beat Stepanek last week and a couple of other known players :D

TomicwonCYGS? :)

Nidhogg
01-16-2010, 07:12 AM
Tomic is a funny guy to watch on court. He comes out a bit odd with his body language, and his game is even more hilarious. He connects with the ball pretty smooth, seems content to just pat the ball for most of the time, and it's not like he is especially fast and can make a whole lot of gets when put on the defensive. On top of that he has a Rosewall-like serve.
Despite all this, he does seem to have a bit of court craft and a decent slice backhand, but that can only get him so far in today's game.

scoobs
01-16-2010, 08:31 AM
Let's be serious.

It was an exhibition match at an exhibition tournament.

Anyone who reads into a defeat here something deeply significant for the Australian Open should go to their doctor and get their dosage checked out. I mean, come on. Do people really think Djokovic is not going to be switched on mentally and ready to go come Monday?

This is almost a silly as the whole Roddick beating Federer deal the other year and I suspect the ending will be just as pointed. Djokovic has as good a draw as he could have hoped for and unless the conditions beat him, should go deep in this slam.

Björki
01-16-2010, 08:35 AM
:eek:

Nole :confused:

Ferrero Forever
01-16-2010, 08:44 AM
I was there, and you could tell Djokovic wasn't giving his all, but still I haven't been too impressed with what I've seen of Novak. Usually Kooyong does manage to give some indication into pre-Aus Open form (eg Gonzo and Verdasco looked fantastic at Kooyong before their great runs late into the 2nd week, despite it just being an exho), and Djokovic just didn't look that impressive. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see him suffer an early upset, but then again its silly to read too much into an exhibition, so anything could happen. But Tomic did really well which was good to see:)

Goldenoldie
01-16-2010, 08:49 AM
"(xi) Exhibitions are not meant to be taken seriously, so please don't start pre-match polls or post-match result threads here about exhibition matches. You can use the exhibitions forum for more detailed info and discussions." Forum rule (5)(xi)

This rule seems to have been ignored quite a lot recently, I don't have a problem with exhos being discussed on GM, some are matters of general interest (e.g. Hopman Cup). What I do have a problem with is having a rule and not enforcing it. Perhaps if the majority are happy to discuss exhos on GM the rule should be deleted?

Amber Spyglass
01-16-2010, 09:07 AM
At one point Djoko was sitting in the corporate box ffs(by the way,taking shade),and put on some stupid Aussie cap,and still people take this result seriously.Djokovic likes Tomic,there was an article around the time of the Aus Open last year,where Tomic said Novak was very nice to him and gave him very good advice before his 1st round win over Starace.Djokovic was once asked, could his little brother Djordje(14) take a game off him,Djokovic replied,"Come on,I would let him win".More of the same-just wanted to give the crowd some entertainment with his fooling around and give Tomic a leg-up in front of his own fans.Djok just wants to stay relaxed before the start of a Slam.And if people want Djokovic's definition of an Exho,he had one with Troicki in Serbia last year and there was giant tennis footballs being used as well as played out slow-motion points,need I say anymore...

vamosinator
01-16-2010, 09:12 AM
It doesn't matter if its an exhibition or a grand slam, Djokovic has a horrible attitude and we saw it in the US Open v Federer, and we'll see it again in each slam this year :(

Farrow
01-16-2010, 11:00 AM
OMG Nole

0-1 to Tomic in head to heads :o

Exhos don't count in H2H ... thankfully.

paseo
01-16-2010, 11:13 AM
Djokovic is done. Tomic will win the AO.

batavlada
01-16-2010, 11:32 AM
It doesn't matter if its an exhibition or a grand slam, Djokovic has a horrible attitude and we saw it in the US Open v Federer, and we'll see it again in each slam this year :(

We also saw Federer attitude on slams.

zlaja777
01-16-2010, 12:00 PM
Only a complete idiot can judge based on an exho match like this.

oliverbwfc
01-16-2010, 12:06 PM
:rolls: :rolls:

zlaja777
01-16-2010, 12:12 PM
Novak Djokovic of Serbia (C) takes a seat in a corporate box during his loss to Bernard Tomic of Australia at the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv222/345_bucket/tomic5.jpg
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv222/345_bucket/tomic7.jpg
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv222/345_bucket/tomic4.jpg

:lol::lol:

samanosuke
01-16-2010, 12:31 PM
That doesn't stop them from inviting Ljubicic every year

:haha:

gulzhan
01-16-2010, 12:50 PM
:lol:

Novak :yeah: what an actor!

Matt01
01-16-2010, 01:27 PM
Let's be serious.

It was an exhibition match at an exhibition tournament.

Anyone who reads into a defeat here something deeply significant for the Australian Open should go to their doctor and get their dosage checked out. I mean, come on. Do people really think Djokovic is not going to be switched on mentally and ready to go come Monday?

This is almost a silly as the whole Roddick beating Federer deal the other year and I suspect the ending will be just as pointed. Djokovic has as good a draw as he could have hoped for and unless the conditions beat him, should go deep in this slam.


+1

Vida
01-16-2010, 01:31 PM
why is it every time I type 'djokovic' in google news search, it only puts articles about murray?

Andi-M
01-16-2010, 02:06 PM
Djokovic is done. Tomic will win the AO.

This. :p

Noleta
01-16-2010, 09:05 PM
Djokovic is done. Tomic will win the AO.

:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Ariel
01-16-2010, 09:24 PM
There is something to be said for being professional and Djokovic simply is not. You can go easy on yourself in a exho match without acting like a clown. We all know he can do clown but he's getting paid here and its a final so pretend you care. I've always thought that Djoko lacks a basic respect for what he's doing - that he takes it all a little less seriously than his colleagues at the top. And it shows not only here but in the regular season.

Amber Spyglass
01-16-2010, 09:54 PM
Look,bottom line is,whatever the Kooyong organisers paid Djokovic, John Tomic paid him thrice that amount ;)

Noleta
01-16-2010, 10:11 PM
There is something to be said for being professional and Djokovic simply is not. You can go easy on yourself in a exho match without acting like a clown. We all know he can do clown but he's getting paid here and its a final so pretend you care. I've always thought that Djoko lacks a basic respect for what he's doing - that he takes it all a little less seriously than his colleagues at the top. And it shows not only here but in the regular season.

And yet he won 16 titles,one of them being a GS:eek:The mind boggles:eek:

Ibracadabra
01-16-2010, 10:18 PM
Obviously set up infront of an aus crowd, tomic couldn't take a game off novak in a competitive match.

vamosinator
01-16-2010, 10:36 PM
I'm surprised Djokovic's father (who seems to be very competitive during matches) is so happy for him to act like an idiot in public rather than being a professional winner, especially in that Federer match at the US Open :o

Noleta
01-16-2010, 10:41 PM
I'm surprised Djokovic's father (who seems to be very competitive during matches) is so happy for him to act like an idiot in public rather than being a professional winner, especially in that Federer match at the US Open :o

He was absent on both occasions:p

Ariel
01-16-2010, 11:28 PM
And yet he won 16 titles,one of them being a GS:eek:The mind boggles:eek:

When I said Nole takes it a little less seriously and it shows in the regular season as well, I wasn't necessarily commenting on his accomplishments. There's no disagreeing that when he's on, he's got a great game that could beat most anyone and has some of the results to prove it....but when he's off he tends not to have as much grit to fight through his difficulties as some of his colleagues. The sooner he tightens up his head, the better his results will be and I wish him well. :)

Farrow
01-16-2010, 11:37 PM
When I said Nole takes it a little less seriously and it shows in the regular season as well, I wasn't necessarily commenting on his accomplishments. There's no disagreeing that when he's on, he's got a great game that could beat most anyone and has some of the results to prove it....but when he's off he tends not to have as much grit to fight through his difficulties as some of his colleagues. The sooner he tightens up his head, the better his results will be and I wish him well. :)

I don't think he really takes it less seriously. The exhos, sure, like this week, but I think in the regular season he sometimes gets too serious, and therefore upset with himself when things get wrong.

star
01-16-2010, 11:42 PM
When I think that Djokovic takes it less seriously, I think that he is less serious than his opponents in his preparation. Last year his prep for the AO was crap, and so far this year it looks like crap too. Maybe it's because it's an exo, but we will see.

I thought he had learned his lesson last year and would come into the AO this year in top shape and ready to compete in the heat.

moon language
01-16-2010, 11:47 PM
When did Djokovic switch to Sergio Tacchini?

Ariel
01-16-2010, 11:54 PM
Very recently. Tacchini just dropped Robredo; don't know whether that was to make way for Nole.

Time Violation
01-17-2010, 12:53 AM
When I said Nole takes it a little less seriously and it shows in the regular season as well, I wasn't necessarily commenting on his accomplishments. There's no disagreeing that when he's on, he's got a great game that could beat most anyone and has some of the results to prove it....but when he's off he tends not to have as much grit to fight through his difficulties as some of his colleagues. The sooner he tightens up his head, the better his results will be and I wish him well. :)

Well, that's really for him to decide. Some people are maybe even too serious - like Justine Henin for example, great accomplishments and retired at 25 (she did come back though). Tennis is just a game after all, and should be fun too I guess. :)

Vida
01-17-2010, 01:19 AM
I'm surprised Djokovic's father (who seems to be very competitive during matches) is so happy for him to act like an idiot in public rather than being a professional winner, especially in that Federer match at the US Open :o

good point.

Doggy
01-17-2010, 02:58 AM
people people this is not a real match, go check yourself before making such desperate comments

Audacity
01-17-2010, 06:13 AM
Tomic was just pushing the ball across the net at half pace, that's all he had to do against a disinterested Djokovic.

fred perry
01-17-2010, 06:55 AM
as a result of this match, tennis should be banned as a sport and anyone caught playing shall be sentenced to hard time on a chain gang.

Manon
01-17-2010, 09:00 AM
I'm surprised Djokovic's father (who seems to be very competitive during matches) is so happy for him to act like an idiot in public rather than being a professional winner

Srdjan is an idiot by birth but he has no influence on Novak, not any more and that is good.

As for Tomic-Novak match it was just good or bad arranged acting by both teams.

Well, that's really for him to decide. Some people are maybe even too serious - like Justine Henin for example, great accomplishments and retired at 25 (she did come back though). Tennis is just a game after all, and should be fun too I guess. :)

As usual:worship:

good point.

I don't get you any more. You want to hail one boring tennis machine?

ossie
01-17-2010, 09:09 AM
as a result of this match, tennis should be banned as a sport and anyone caught playing shall be sentenced to hard time on a chain gang.
the djoker: lets not blow this out of proportion :aparty:

Team_Roddick
01-17-2010, 09:10 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if Nole wins AO after that. :D

Manon
01-17-2010, 10:12 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if Nole wins AO after that. :D

In Roddick-Djokovic final? It would be great.

FairWeatherFan
01-17-2010, 10:22 AM
There is something to be said for being professional and Djokovic simply is not. You can go easy on yourself in a exho match without acting like a clown. We all know he can do clown but he's getting paid here and its a final so pretend you care. I've always thought that Djoko lacks a basic respect for what he's doing - that he takes it all a little less seriously than his colleagues at the top. And it shows not only here but in the regular season.

Agreed 100%, he has no competitive fire at all. Him retiring from Wimbledon semi with a hurt toe was one of the most pathetic actions I have ever seen from an athlete. It just shows what a joke the modern game is that he has managed to climb so far in the rankings and be a GS champion.

dusan1610
01-17-2010, 10:58 AM
Nole :o

Goldenoldie
01-17-2010, 12:16 PM
As for Tomic-Novak match it was just good or bad arranged acting by both teams


People who want to see acting masquerading as sport should probably watch WWE wrestling. I don't think it has any place in tennis, even exho tennis.

Vida
01-17-2010, 12:18 PM
I don't get you any more. You want to hail one boring tennis machine?

not really, I'd just want him to be more serious and thus more successful. :shrug: I'd say those two go hand in hand.

jrm
01-17-2010, 12:28 PM
Embarressing but i wouldn't be suprised to see this as sort of a tactic for AO

Lalalovesong
01-17-2010, 12:35 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Nole wins AO after that. :D

haha! LOL. It was just fun!

Manon
01-17-2010, 12:56 PM
People who want to see acting masquerading as sport should probably watch WWE wrestling. I don't think it has any place in tennis, even exho tennis.

Yep, I agree with you on that. As Novak fan I had to 'learn' he has some kind of +++ energy, he likes fooling around. But this is one of the million reasons I like him. His tennis goes first, course.

not really, I'd just want him to be more serious and thus more successful. :shrug: I'd say those two go hand in hand.

Well, I'd give him more credit. It could be Novak, Nadal, Roddick...I'm sure there's nothing with seriousness and successfulness with this 'match'. We can agree we disagree.

I've just seen 'Haiti' matches. They're all relaxed, from Nadal to Novak, Kim, Serena...exept Federer who always looks uptight.

Lee
01-17-2010, 07:37 PM
not really, I'd just want him to be more serious and thus more successful. :shrug: I'd say those two go hand in hand.

I agree and I was a bit disappointed with his performance vs Verdasco. But this match, as someone mentioned before, is an exhibition within an exhibition event. It's really difficult to get serious about it.

tektonac
01-17-2010, 09:13 PM
There is something to be said for being professional and Djokovic simply is not. You can go easy on yourself in a exho match without acting like a clown. We all know he can do clown but he's getting paid here and its a final so pretend you care. I've always thought that Djoko lacks a basic respect for what he's doing - that he takes it all a little less seriously than his colleagues at the top. And it shows not only here but in the regular season.

how do you get to the #3 in the world without being professional? :confused:
i'll just pretend i misread the post.

lalaland
01-17-2010, 09:17 PM
how do you get to the #3 in the world without being professional? :confused:


There's only 1 answer to your question, he must have extreme talent to manage to get to #3 without being professional then :angel:. Imagine one day when he gets serious, sky's the limit. ;)

tektonac
01-17-2010, 09:28 PM
There's only 1 answer to your question, he must have extreme talent to manage to get to #3 without being professional then :angel:. Imagine one day when he gets serious, sky's the limit. ;)

:hatoff:

Team_Roddick
01-17-2010, 10:14 PM
In Roddick-Djokovic final? It would be great.

Sure, why not.

Nole fan
01-18-2010, 12:11 PM
Chill down people, you're soreheads. You don't distinguish a practice from a real match? let's talk when the AO starts. Actually Djokovic made the kid a favour...