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Djoko .vs. Oli the hobbit

Noleta
06-20-2010, 05:25 PM
Could this be a possible upset of the week?

andy neyer
06-20-2010, 05:39 PM
Hopefully.

And it's Olivier. Show some respect :)

ossie
06-20-2010, 05:41 PM
the djoker killer in 3

decrepitude
06-20-2010, 06:05 PM
H2H 3-1 to the Belgian . . .

Roamed
06-20-2010, 06:16 PM
Djokovic in four very ugly sets.

Drikke
06-20-2010, 07:31 PM
Please change thread name, this is not respectful :(

Sapeod
06-20-2010, 07:33 PM
Hope Oli thrashes Fakervic in straights.

Noleta
06-20-2010, 07:36 PM
And it's Olivier. Show some respect :)

Please change thread name, this is not respectful :(

:scratch:It's like i'm the only one that call players names:confused:

philosophicalarf
06-20-2010, 07:52 PM
Please change thread name, this is not respectful :(


Absolutely.

His real nickname is TINTIN.


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_i38XfhjLpcQ/RqCGOngblvI/AAAAAAAAA2o/LlcOs8ESQwY/s400/tintin.jpg

Amber Spyglass
06-20-2010, 07:53 PM
:scratch:It's like i'm the only one that call players names:confused:

The poster thinks it would be more respectful if you changed the title to Oli pippin Rochus ;)

Helevorn
06-20-2010, 07:58 PM
frodo baggins is gonna win

ORGASMATRON
06-20-2010, 08:00 PM
djokes career was doomed when he gave wilson up for head. hes but a shadow of his former self these days.

Amber Spyglass
06-20-2010, 08:08 PM
djokes career was doomed when he gave wilson up for head. hes but a shadow of his former self these days.

That's not really true,he played plenty of good tennis with Head too-clay court season last year,Cincy,autumn run where he beat guys like Verdasco and Soderling(as well as Roger and Rafa,although they were obviously far from their best) but it's people like Verdasco and Soderling etc. who he has lost to on a regular basis this year that he was beating last year with Head.So I think the problem is the serve which on the first day of the year after the off-season looked awful(thanks to Martin :rolleyes:)and he has lost heaps of confidence from that

ORGASMATRON
06-20-2010, 08:31 PM
That's not really true,he played plenty of good tennis with Head too-clay court season last year,Cincy,autumn run where he beat guys like Verdasco and Soderling(as well as Roger and Rafa,although they were obviously far from their best) but it's people like Verdasco and Soderling etc. who he has lost to on a regular basis this year that he was beating last year with Head.So I think the problem is the serve which on the first day of the year after the off-season looked awful(thanks to Martin :rolleyes:)and he has lost heaps of confidence from that

good point. he did play well towards the end of last season. hes serve is deffo an issue these days. still i dont think that change was wise. was thinking of money when he should have been thinking about tennis. federer refused many similar deals because it was always about love and respect for the game, and he wasnt gonna sell out.

Noleta
06-20-2010, 08:38 PM
good point. he did play well towards the end of last season. hes serve is deffo an issue these days. still i dont think that change was wise. was thinking of money when he should have been thinking about tennis. federer refused many similar deals because it was always about love and respect for the game, and he wasnt gonna sell out.

Roger never had to deal with family baggage.

tennisfan856
06-20-2010, 08:54 PM
there won't be a trilogy for this hobbit's journey unfortunately. Or a prequel lol

born_on_clay
06-20-2010, 08:55 PM
Nole in 3

Amber Spyglass
06-20-2010, 09:01 PM
good point. he did play well towards the end of last season. hes serve is deffo an issue these days. still i dont think that change was wise. was thinking of money when he should have been thinking about tennis. federer refused many similar deals because it was always about love and respect for the game, and he wasnt gonna sell out.

I don't know why people say that,we all know that Fed is on a ridiculous life-time contract deal with Wilson which I'm sure is way bigger than Djoko's deal with Head.Leaving everybody's motives and money motivativation aside,Wilson were always going to be paying Federer way more than Djokovic in sponsorship whether he wanted it or not so obviously he was never going to change when the racket suited him on top of everything else.Noleta's right,the switch was due to needing money for Serbia Open among other family related things.If he wanted money to buy himself a yacht etc. he would have accepted the billions the LTA offered him a few years back(when he had way less money) to become "British".If Novak wasn't happy with the racket he would use a paintjob,but he worked with the designers quite a bit,before the racket was made,so he didn't just pick a racket off the shelf and collect his cheque.I think the racket is good,it allows him to play with spin which he didn't have so much before and when he's confident he can play aggressive and flat like he used to(illustrated in a lot of his matches last year),so at his best he would then have the combination.His confidence and where it's at these days due to the serve is his biggest problem IMO

Drikke
06-20-2010, 09:15 PM
:scratch:It's like i'm the only one that call players names:confused:

I think if you open a thread here it should be respectful and calling someone a hobbit surely isn't

cocrcici
06-20-2010, 09:30 PM
Hope Oli thrashes Fakervic in straights.

:yawn::smooch::yawn:

christallh24
06-20-2010, 09:33 PM
:scratch:It's like i'm the only one that call players names:confused:

:lol:

Yeah, I've never once heard of names like Nadull, Federror, or Fakervic.

I don't know why people say that,we all know that Fed is on a ridiculous life-time contract deal with Wilson which I'm sure is way bigger than Djoko's deal with Head.Leaving everybody's motives and money motivativation aside,Wilson were always going to be paying Federer way more than Djokovic in sponsorship whether he wanted it or not so obviously he was never going to change when the racket suited him on top of everything else.Noleta's right,the switch was due to needing money for Serbia Open among other family related things.If he wanted money to buy himself a yacht etc. he would have accepted the billions the LTA offered him a few years back(when he had way less money) to become "British".If Novak wasn't happy with the racket he would use a paintjob,but he worked with the designers quite a bit,before the racket was made,so he didn't just pick a racket off the shelf and collect his cheque.I think the racket is good,it allows him to play with spin which he didn't have so much before and when he's confident he can play aggressive and flat like he used to(illustrated in a lot of his matches last year),so at his best he would then have the combination.His confidence and where it's at these days due to the serve is his biggest problem IMO

:worship: Thank you!:hug:

Nole in three, btw.

tektonac
06-20-2010, 11:27 PM
I don't know why people say that,we all know that Fed is on a ridiculous life-time contract deal with Wilson which I'm sure is way bigger than Djoko's deal with Head.Leaving everybody's motives and money motivativation aside,Wilson were always going to be paying Federer way more than Djokovic in sponsorship whether he wanted it or not so obviously he was never going to change when the racket suited him on top of everything else.Noleta's right,the switch was due to needing money for Serbia Open among other family related things.If he wanted money to buy himself a yacht etc. he would have accepted the billions the LTA offered him a few years back(when he had way less money) to become "British".If Novak wasn't happy with the racket he would use a paintjob,but he worked with the designers quite a bit,before the racket was made,so he didn't just pick a racket off the shelf and collect his cheque.I think the racket is good,it allows him to play with spin which he didn't have so much before and when he's confident he can play aggressive and flat like he used to(illustrated in a lot of his matches last year),so at his best he would then have the combination.His confidence and where it's at these days due to the serve is his biggest problem IMO

good and sensible post, thanks.

ApproachShot
06-20-2010, 11:34 PM
As much as I would like to see Olivier in the second round, I can't see it happening.

The serve notwithstanding, Djokovic needs confidence to make his ground game click. And once it does, he is a formidable opponent on any surface. But given his recent form I'm inlined to think he will win this in 4 tight sets.

Dejan16
06-20-2010, 11:36 PM
Djoko: 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

ORGASMATRON
06-20-2010, 11:42 PM
I don't know why people say that,we all know that Fed is on a ridiculous life-time contract deal with Wilson which I'm sure is way bigger than Djoko's deal with Head.Leaving everybody's motives and money motivativation aside,Wilson were always going to be paying Federer way more than Djokovic in sponsorship whether he wanted it or not so obviously he was never going to change when the racket suited him on top of everything else.Noleta's right,the switch was due to needing money for Serbia Open among other family related things.If he wanted money to buy himself a yacht etc. he would have accepted the billions the LTA offered him a few years back(when he had way less money) to become "British".If Novak wasn't happy with the racket he would use a paintjob,but he worked with the designers quite a bit,before the racket was made,so he didn't just pick a racket off the shelf and collect his cheque.I think the racket is good,it allows him to play with spin which he didn't have so much before and when he's confident he can play aggressive and flat like he used to(illustrated in a lot of his matches last year),so at his best he would then have the combination.His confidence and where it's at these days due to the serve is his biggest problem IMO

:hearts::haha:

Filo V.
06-20-2010, 11:43 PM
I can't call it. I definitely can see Olli winning this. Nole should win and is the favorite, but I'm not sold on him.

Amber Spyglass
06-20-2010, 11:59 PM
:hearts::haha:

Obviously I was exaggerating to stress my point,but it was no secret that he was offered quite the kitty as well as paying for his whole family to move and accomodation costs etc. It's all in here:
We now know, short of spending all Wimbledon’s annual donation on the Djokovics, it could not have done more than it did
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article6876924.ece

I agree with Flyboy, I'm not sold on this,coupled with Djoko's problems Rochus doesn't seem to be an altogether good match up for him.H2H is 3-1 Rochus and the only meeting Djokovic one was on grass in Halle last year but it was a tough 3 setter.I'm not sure whether these difficulties are because Djoko is in sh*t form everytime he faces him or what but if it is indeed that,well then it still applies tommorrow

malisha
06-21-2010, 12:21 AM
Djokovic in four very ugly sets.

this one for me as well

FlameOn
06-21-2010, 12:43 AM
Maybe Oli.

Dimitra
06-21-2010, 01:21 AM
I wouldn't be suprised at all if this ended up being the first "upset" but I will go with Djoker in 4.

Persimmon
06-21-2010, 02:54 AM
Nole.