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Is Novak feeling the pressure over the No.1 position?

Johnny_Bravo
06-02-2011, 05:41 PM
Obviously we could see that the streak means nothing pressure wise, but going into tomorrow's clash against Roger knowing that a win will secure him a long awaited numero uno could prove to be something different. Biggest hurdle mentally he has faced in his career so far. How do you feel about this one? Feel free to discuss and exchange your thoughts...

finishingmove
06-02-2011, 05:49 PM
no

he will go undefeated this year

Filo V.
06-02-2011, 05:50 PM
No, if anything, he would feel more pressure to actually win RG, a major outside of AO.

Johnny_Bravo
06-02-2011, 05:50 PM
no

he will go undefeated this year

:lol:

short and simple

Filo V.
06-02-2011, 05:51 PM
#1 is something that I think he's determined to get, without pressure and I think he sees himself as the #1 anyway.

Johnny_Bravo
06-02-2011, 05:52 PM
I somehow believe it will be tougher for him to make that step towards the no.1 than to eventual title on sunday. Now when he knows he can defeat rafa on clay, this is the only uncertainty left out there, the numero uno.

xdrewitdajx
06-02-2011, 05:54 PM
let's ask him, and report our findings.

Chris Kuerten
06-02-2011, 05:58 PM
Doubtful, it's almost a lock he will make it.

vn01
06-02-2011, 06:04 PM
i don't think there is such a pressure.

Time Violation
06-02-2011, 06:05 PM
Obviously we could see that the streak means nothing pressure wise, but going into tomorrow's clash against Roger knowing that a win will secure him a long awaited numero uno could prove to be something different. Biggest hurdle mentally he has faced in his career so far. How do you feel about this one? Feel free to discuss and exchange your thoughts...

I think nothing out of the ordinary... if you are gunning for #1, you have to deal with the pressure, comes with the job. :)

abraxas21
06-02-2011, 06:09 PM
yes

these 5 days off the court probly gave him a lot of time to fill his head with random thoughts about nadal, gluten, reaching the top spot, the RG title, federer, the media, uncle toni's new tactics, the serbians, etc. wouldn't be surprised if he plays a crap match tomorrow and loses. the pressure is that bad

or maybe not. i don't know

Sonja1989
06-02-2011, 06:11 PM
I've started to think he feel never pressure. Should... but he doesn't.

fsoica
06-02-2011, 06:21 PM
fed djok will be sf no.2

by then muzza would have taken the pig out, so nole will already be no.1

so , no pressure

QED, so lock the thread :)

Ljubo_rulz
06-02-2011, 06:39 PM
He's a bulldozer and bulldozers can't feel pressure. He'll destroy both Fed and Rafa.

bright
06-02-2011, 06:44 PM
Doubt so. #1 in the rankings is virtually secured and he knows it.:shrug:

yesh222
06-02-2011, 06:56 PM
Hasn't bothered him yet. Besides, he could have it already by the time his match starts. I wonder if that would be better or worse for him actually?

BULLZ1LLA
06-02-2011, 07:05 PM
Doubt so. #1 in the rankings is virtually secured and he knows it.:shrug:

(Beating Federer in a grand slam SF is 'virtually secured' :lol: ?)

Hasn't bothered him yet. Besides, he could have it already by the time his match starts. I wonder if that would be better or worse for him actually?

(Murray beating Rafa isn't something to rely on :lol: )

MIMIC
06-02-2011, 07:08 PM
At this point, I'm not sure if Djoker knows what pressure is anymore. He been handling things so well these days, especially the expectations and pressure.

Sham Kay
06-02-2011, 07:21 PM
Dunno, I'm not him.

If he wins tomorrow, now way.. if he loses, yes of course he's been sweating bullets! Cos' that's just the way the world works.

star
06-02-2011, 07:25 PM
Obviously we could see that the streak means nothing pressure wise, but going into tomorrow's clash against Roger knowing that a win will secure him a long awaited numero uno could prove to be something different. Biggest hurdle mentally he has faced in his career so far. How do you feel about this one? Feel free to discuss and exchange your thoughts...

Even bigger than getting to number one is getting to the final of the French Open. It's a huge opportunity even if there were no streak and no number one on the line.

Anyway, who is the last person to have held the AO and RG titles in the same year?

Alex999
06-02-2011, 07:30 PM
Even bigger than getting to number one is getting to the final of the French Open. It's a huge opportunity even if there were no streak and no number one on the line.

Anyway, who is the last person to have held the AO and RG titles in the same year?
Jim Courier in 1992.

xdrewitdajx
06-02-2011, 07:33 PM
well, Nadal *held* them in the same year (after AO 2009, before RG 2009), but obviously didn't win them in the same year, which I assume is what you were really asking.

and obviously Federer the year after that, can't believe I forgot that

Gagsquet
06-02-2011, 07:38 PM
I'm not even sure prime rogie could beat that monster so this 2011 roger has no chance. Terrible for this sport...

star
06-02-2011, 07:59 PM
well, Nadal *held* them in the same year (after AO 2009, before RG 2009), but obviously didn't win them in the same year, which I assume is what you were really asking.

and obviously Federer the year after that, can't believe I forgot that

Yes, I was asking who was the last one to have won them in the same year. :hatoff:

But, you weren't saying Fed had won them in the same year, right? Just held them in the same year.

Thanks Alex for the answer!

xdrewitdajx
06-02-2011, 08:03 PM
yeah, I meant held, not won in the same year. Like Nadal held both in 2009 before the 2009 FO, Federer did the same in 2010.

Henry Chinaski
06-02-2011, 08:33 PM
It's pretty funny remember a couple of years ago Djok choking all those matches that would have put him into the top two for the first time?

but still, my answer is no

Jbeacinu
06-02-2011, 08:41 PM
I'm sure the only thing he is worried about is his streak snapping at Wimbledon :shrug:

LawrenceOfTennis
06-02-2011, 08:43 PM
How would anybody know what is he feeling? What am I thinking about atm? ...

Vida
06-02-2011, 08:52 PM
How would anybody know what is he feeling? What am I thinking about atm? ...

delpo?

anyway, answer is yes, and that is a good yes.

Alex999
06-02-2011, 09:37 PM
They all (Nole, Rafa, Roger and Murray) feel some sort of pressure. It's normal. It's impossible to measure who feels it the most. They are all also mentally strong so let's wait and see how well they actually manage to play big points etc.

star
06-02-2011, 09:42 PM
They all (Nole, Rafa, Roger and Murray) feel some sort of pressure. It's normal. It's impossible to measure who feels it the most. They are all also mentally strong so let's wait and see how well they actually manage to play big points etc.

Yeah. It's not a question of feeling pressure, it's how they each handle the pressure. I'd say all three are used to pressure and know how to deal with it. BJK says, "Pressure is a privilege." :)