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Djokovic pulls out of Queen's Club tournament

SheepleBuster
06-03-2011, 09:23 PM
after 4 days of rest, he can't be that tired.

http://tennis.com/articles/templates/?a=12422&z=25

Discuss.

Pipsy
06-03-2011, 09:27 PM
He's played more matches this year than anybody. If he wants to miss a 250 (albeit the most prestigious one) I say go ahead and rest up for Wimbledon!

your_valentine
06-03-2011, 09:29 PM
The man needs a good rest :yeah:

Armless
06-03-2011, 09:30 PM
He didn't play before the AO aswell. A strategy that worked.

Mungo
06-03-2011, 09:30 PM
Oh boy he just lost at RG and he is already hurting his chances at Wimbledon not playing on grass earlier. Djokovic is in deep deep shit.

SheepleBuster
06-03-2011, 09:32 PM
Well. Murray is not playing either. I am sure if Federer loses, he won't play in Halle or he might. We will see.

vn01
06-03-2011, 09:34 PM
he needs to recover mentally, not physically. nole lost the streak, the chance to be no.1 and to win roland garros for the first time in his career. he'd better rest for a week and then prepare for Wimbledon.

MaxPower
06-03-2011, 09:34 PM
Fed should skip Halle. The rested Soderling needs his 4th title of the year. And another useless one

worky
06-03-2011, 09:34 PM
novak should play queens, he s been rested whole this week :(

straitup
06-03-2011, 09:36 PM
He didn't play before the AO aswell. A strategy that worked.

Well technically true, but he did play Hopman Cup and looked in brilliant form there

ZaZoo)
06-03-2011, 09:36 PM
Hm, he is 40 pts behind behind Rafito, would be a shame to miss that opportunity in Queens..

ibreak4coffee
06-03-2011, 09:36 PM
That was quick

Good call though - if Fed continues playing like this Nole doesn't stand a chance of winning Wimbledon anyways

LawrenceOfTennis
06-03-2011, 09:37 PM
Why not? After this streak he has the freedom of choice.

Capuccino
06-03-2011, 09:38 PM
As someone said above, he should recover mentally...Furthermore, if he intends to go far in upcoming tournaments, he should skip as many Mickey Mouse tournaments as possible...

born_on_clay
06-03-2011, 09:40 PM
sad news

GSMnadal
06-03-2011, 09:41 PM
Smart to pull out and have some rest, just don't know if skipping the only tournament to find your grass game was the best choice.

abraxas21
06-03-2011, 09:41 PM
Hm, he is 40 pts behind behind Rafito, would be a shame to miss that opportunity in Queens..

by reaching the SF in Queen's he'd become el número 1 no matter what nadal does.

finishingmove
06-03-2011, 09:42 PM
good

i doubt he'll need much grass practise to beat ramos vinolas in the first round of wimbledon, so...

Ibracadabra
06-03-2011, 09:47 PM
Can fed skip halle? i thought the germans have him on a lucrative deal.

Roddickominator
06-03-2011, 09:49 PM
Cowardly move by Djokovic, but no real surprise there I guess.

Sapeod
06-03-2011, 09:52 PM
What was his reason? It can't be to regroup and get some rest, because he had plenty of it this week. If it is because of that, then he is probably one of the most unfit players on the tour. Hilarious.

BULLZ1LLA
06-03-2011, 09:54 PM
He's played more matches this year than anybody. If he wants to miss a 250 (albeit the most prestigious one) I say go ahead and rest up for Wimbledon!

(Rafa has played more matches than Jok actually. But I guess Rafa is fitter)

Saberq
06-03-2011, 09:54 PM
What was his reason? It can't be to regroup and get some rest, because he had plenty of it this week. If it is because of that, then he is probably one of the most unfit players on the tour. Hilarious.

I think he just had enough of playing time for now...Who cares anyway he is fit but it would be too much...I would love for him to play there given that Murray is not playing and Nadal may lose before the final anyway...

barbadosan
06-03-2011, 09:54 PM
Can fed skip halle? i thought the germans have him on a lucrative deal.

I think you're right.. think he committed to play Halle for a few years straight

Time Violation
06-03-2011, 09:55 PM
What was his reason? It can't be to regroup and get some rest, because he had plenty of it this week. If it is because of that, then he is probably one of the most unfit players on the tour. Hilarious.

Yea, and Murray lost to the unfit player twice :lol: He needs mental rest more than physical and it's not like winning Queens guarantees winning Wimbledon, so all's good :)

Noleta
06-03-2011, 09:56 PM
he needs to recover mentally, not physically. nole lost the streak, the chance to be no.1 and to win roland garros for the first time in his career. he'd better rest for a week and then prepare for Wimbledon.

Ditto.He needs to regroup,and he's played enough matches so far,so a week rest will do him good.:)

e476
06-03-2011, 09:56 PM
he needs to recover mentally, not physically. nole lost the streak, the chance to be no.1 and to win roland garros for the first time in his career. he'd better rest for a week and then prepare for Wimbledon.
I totally agree with this. I think Novak must be pretty devastated to come so close to all three things you mentioned, and fall just short - becoming world #1, winning the French Open, and beating McEnroe's record. I'm very disappointed for him as well. I think he should just take a vacation and practice low key until Wimbledon. Honestly, I don't think his chances to beat Federer (in his current form) and Nadal at Wimbledon are that good anyways.

janko05
06-03-2011, 09:56 PM
He would skip Queen's one way or another. The decision was NID

GSMnadal
06-03-2011, 09:57 PM
Yea, and Murray lost to the unfit player twice :lol: He needs mental rest more than physical and it's not like winning Queens guarantees winning Wimbledon, so all's good :)

But when was the last time that a guy, who didn't play a grass court tournament prior to Wimbledon, managed to win it?

Clay Death
06-03-2011, 09:59 PM
smart, tactical move.

Foxy
06-03-2011, 10:01 PM
by reaching the SF in Queen's he'd become el número 1 no matter what nadal does.

Not if Rafa wins RG and Queens.

SheepleBuster
06-03-2011, 10:01 PM
Djokovic is crushed mentally. He underestimated Roger. He thought Roger could not beat him.

Time Violation
06-03-2011, 10:05 PM
But when was the last time that a guy, who didn't play a grass court tournament prior to Wimbledon, managed to win it?

There is just one grass tournament before, it's not like there is a whole season of it :) Anyway, Novak did well at Queens 2008 only to lose early to Safin later, so I still think it wouldn't be a huge help :)

worky
06-03-2011, 10:07 PM
extremly stupid move.

Arakasi
06-03-2011, 10:10 PM
But when was the last time that a guy, who didn't play a grass court tournament prior to Wimbledon, managed to win it?

Federer in '09 and '07.

yesh222
06-03-2011, 10:22 PM
He still should play a few grass matches. What stops him and let's say Murray from playing an exho somewhere in England?

Getta
06-03-2011, 10:22 PM
he's probably going to play the Boodles Challenge, an exhibition event in Buckinghamshire in the week before Wimbledon.

Nathaliia
06-03-2011, 10:25 PM
He will cry in the aftershock and come back like nothing happened ;)

GSMnadal
06-03-2011, 10:26 PM
Federer in '09 and '07.

Oh didn't realize that, thought he hadn't missed halle in like a million years.

Voo de Mar
06-03-2011, 11:09 PM
D'Joke has still a good shot to take the No. 1 at Wimbledon because Rafa is the defending champion there.

l_mac
06-03-2011, 11:19 PM
by reaching the SF in Queen's he'd become el número 1 no matter what nadal does.

Hmm. Maths fail, or rankings understanding fail.

BigJohn
06-03-2011, 11:33 PM
Djokovic is crushed mentally. He underestimated Roger. He thought Roger could not beat him.

It does give the impression he thought he was already in the final. He did practice with McEnroe


Federer in '09 and '07.

On grass, Djokovic is no Federer. (on anything?)

misty1
06-03-2011, 11:37 PM
Can fed skip halle? i thought the germans have him on a lucrative deal.

im pretty sure your right

i also think its one of his favorites to play so i dont think he'd skip it even if he didnt

Orka_n
06-03-2011, 11:42 PM
Smartest move really.

TennisOnWood
06-03-2011, 11:45 PM
Fear from Oliver Golding was just too strong

FerrerAndNadal
06-03-2011, 11:46 PM
Good, If Nadal wins the French, Djokovic really can't gain much for a while.

SerialKillerToBe
06-04-2011, 12:57 AM
I think this is a good move as it will completely remove the pressure for Wimbledon.

No one will know what his grass game will be like and he has a good chance to be the underdog, as crazy as it sounds after only having one loss this year.

Not to mention that Nole has said Wimbledon is his greatest dream, so maybe he will focus on it even more this year?

Nabster
06-04-2011, 01:08 AM
Novak may've played a lot of tennis. BUt remember he took off two tournaments with some injury, so he should be more rested than Nadal. And lets not forget Nadal's tennis is way more intense and taxing.

I don't think NOvak is tired physically. He's probably mentally tired, maybe even a bit destroyed from the loss.

rafa_maniac
06-04-2011, 01:14 AM
He can still get the #1 ranking on sunday anyway if Federer wins. Though it would be an underwhelming way to do it after all his success this year.

Mungo
06-04-2011, 01:39 AM
LOL some of you should stop being such ranking tards. Rankings come and go away, titles stay forever. If Nadal wins the FO I don't give a s*it who's the no.1 next week and I'm sure Nadal thinks the same way.

Corey Feldman
06-04-2011, 01:55 AM
the pain of being slapped like never before v Fed infront of the world will take more than 1 week to get over

worky
06-04-2011, 01:58 AM
the pain of being slapped like never before v Nadal (in the final) infront of the world will take more than 1 week to get over

fixed :angel:

Corey Feldman
06-04-2011, 02:03 AM
happened in 08 worky, took 1 year when FedKing was back winning the title ;)

luie
06-04-2011, 02:05 AM
fixed :angel:
Bringing up nadull all the time is not a retort,,every-one & their dog knows whats going to happen sunday...
Typical noletroll trying to deflect attention away from a washed up fed manhandling their boy on the big stage...
RG is a foregone conclusion but Wimby/USO fed will do damage now that his confidence is sky-high by beating the hottest payer on tour right now PRIME NOVAK.:D

Clay Death
06-04-2011, 02:09 AM
RG is a forgone conclusion. and it was a foregone conclusion before the tournament started.

nadal was healthy and you just knew that he would hit his stride by the time he had 5 matches under his belt here.

wimby is the next deal now.

fed, nadal, nole, and murray have to be the favorites.

straitup
06-04-2011, 04:06 AM
Definitely a smart move to recover mentally (and physically if he has anything small bugging him). I would rather him play a tune-up on grass but I'm sure he'll find a way to practice...just needs to work on not slipping every other game and he could be dangerous

delboy
06-04-2011, 04:10 AM
Murray likely to pull out as well to rest ankle for wimbledon..

Rakuten
06-04-2011, 04:17 AM
the pain of being slapped like never before v Fed infront of the world will take more than 1 week to get over

Given his dodgy control of emotions on the court, I have to agree with you. He's played very well this year, but this match had to have been a stinging blow to his confidence. Nole is his own worst enemy in situations like this.

That being said, if his dad decides to stick around after the first set, he will still be a force at Wimbledon.

;)

JolánGagó
06-04-2011, 05:07 AM
Needs time to write "My 3d Slam" book... oh wait, errr, sorry.

BigJohn
06-04-2011, 05:18 AM
wimby is the next deal now.

fed, nadal, nole, and murray have to be the favorites.

I had no idea the top 4 in the world would be the favorites at Wimbledon.

nalbyfan
06-04-2011, 01:17 PM
Fish, Gasquet pulled out too
Murray is in doubt and Nadal will probably pull out if he wins RG....

acionescu
06-04-2011, 01:23 PM
Why would he?

he played it in 2007, 2008 and 2010, no? :shrug:

nalbyfan
06-04-2011, 01:41 PM
Why would he?

he played it in 2007, 2008 and 2010, no? :shrug:

He was younger and in a better shape

Getta
06-04-2011, 01:46 PM
regardless of tomorrow's outcome, Rafa will win at least a couple of matches at Queen's to feel better about his game on grass, to feel better about himself.

leng jai
06-04-2011, 01:52 PM
Did someone forget to tell Faker the streak is over and he doesn't have to skip the grass season anymore?

Foxy
06-04-2011, 02:03 PM
Did someone forget to tell Faker the streak is over and he doesn't have to skip the grass season anymore?

Obviously after Monte Carlo, Afraidovic strikes again! ;)

Matt01
06-04-2011, 02:25 PM
Did someone forget to tell Faker the streak is over and he doesn't have to skip the grass season anymore?


Yeah, because he's already skipped so many tournaments this year just to keep the streak alive :rolleyes:

Chase Visa
06-04-2011, 02:54 PM
Did someone forget to tell Faker the streak is over and he doesn't have to skip the grass season anymore?

:lol:

theblejach
06-04-2011, 03:43 PM
Very smart form him to pull out and have some mental rest...

BULLZ1LLA
06-04-2011, 04:23 PM
He was younger and in a better shape

(Rafa is in better shape this year, because he's played tennis consistently (7 straight finals this year) and he's been tendinitis free, so he's got the combo of a brilliant lead-up to Wimbledon as well as no ailments. Plus he doesn't have to go 'all out' to win Queens, he can just exit at the QF or whatever. Better to play on grass at least for one match, just to adjust in case Rafa gets Isner in the 1st round of Wimbledon)

Aenea
06-04-2011, 06:09 PM
Why are you saying Nole was tired and mentally crushed? He pulled out of Queens because of patellar tendinitis or at least that is what the organizers announced as the reason for his withdrawal.

http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/AEGON-British-Tennis-Series/AEGON-Championships/News/2011/Djokovic-withdraws-from-the-AEGON-Championships/

FaceyFacem
06-04-2011, 11:08 PM
he needs a good 2nd 250 on his ranking at some point...

worky
06-04-2011, 11:15 PM
Why are you saying Nole was tired and mentally crushed? He pulled out of Queens because of patellar tendinitis or at least that is what the organizers announced as the reason for his withdrawal.

http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/AEGON-British-Tennis-Series/AEGON-Championships/News/2011/Djokovic-withdraws-from-the-AEGON-Championships/

what is this, something serious? :scared:

MIMIC
06-05-2011, 01:30 AM
Smart move. Everyone figured he'd pull out anyway.

Rest up for Wimbledon Novak :cool:

Mountaindewslave
06-05-2011, 01:34 AM
honestly this seems like a mistake...... there will be a break i believe between this and Wimbledon.... it would've been wise for him to test his legs on grass, arguably his worst surface.... I just cannot think of a reason he did this, he could easily recoup some energy in his first few rounds as the opponents won't be that great. Not feeling like Wimbledon will be hot for NOVAK without doing the warmup tournament not to mention who knows what the implication of finally losing this season might do to him! we'll seee. was hoping he'd play this

betowiec
06-05-2011, 03:01 AM
expected