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Next person to beat Nole?

MuzzahLovah
01-29-2012, 04:48 PM
Nadal has not beaten Nole in over a year.
Last year Fed stopped Nole's streak at the French Open, and his only other loss through the US Open was to Murray in Cincinatti. Murray had a close call at Rome and here a this years Australia, Fed had match points at the USO... so who will defeat Nole next?

Fed, Murray, Nadal, or someone else?

Branimir
01-29-2012, 04:49 PM
This Nole in my opinion is not as lethal as the one in 2011.
Not even close.

Poirot123
01-29-2012, 04:52 PM
This Nole in my opinion is not as lethal as the one in 2011.
Not even close.

Agree. I think he'll be vulnerable in matches against top 15 opponents when he isn't totally focussed or is struggling physically. Which will be more often this year in my humble opinion, outside of the slams.

Evitman
01-29-2012, 05:02 PM
Donald Young at Olympics 2016.

SaFed2005
01-29-2012, 05:09 PM
Someone other than Nadal. Maybe Federer or Murray

Roger the Dodger
01-29-2012, 05:09 PM
@poirot

The only thing I am sure about Novak not doing this year is another 40+ match streak.

Poirot123
01-29-2012, 05:14 PM
@poirot

The only thing I am sure about Novak not doing this year is another 40+ match streak.

Djokovic won't get close to another 40+ match streak this year. I don't think it'll be his priority.Plus I can see Murray stepping it up and winning more Masters this year, like Indian Wells and Miami. I expect Djokovic will be wanting to win more slams, where realistically only Federer or Murray can stop him, unless Nadal perfects his more aggressive game.

Jaz
01-29-2012, 05:18 PM
It's clay season, and you would think that Rafa would have more opportunities to beat him.

MIMIC
01-29-2012, 05:18 PM
Radek Stepanek at Indian Wells.

SERBINATOR
01-29-2012, 05:19 PM
This Nole in my opinion is not as lethal as the one in 2011.
Not even close.

This i agree
since the Hewitt match he never looked comfortable and kinda struggled throughout this tournament

Roger the Dodger
01-29-2012, 05:24 PM
Djokovic won't get close to another 40+ match streak this year. I don't think it'll be his priority.Plus I can see Murray stepping it up and winning more Masters this year, like Indian Wells and Miami. I expect Djokovic will be wanting to win more slams, where realistically only Federer or Murray can stop him, unless Nadal perfects his more aggressive game.

True. I don't expect him to lose to anyone beside the top three this whole year. Perhaps, towards the end of the waning year, he'd lose to Nishikori.

Realistically, Federer's chances are higher than Murray's and evidently, Nadal's because Novak has to completely readjust his gameplan all the time when playing Roger (at his best).

LawrenceOfTennis
01-29-2012, 05:35 PM
I would love to say Delpo, but possibly Federer. A healthy Soderling could beat him on clay in my opinion.

tealeaves
01-29-2012, 05:57 PM
Fed, or Murray.

Super Djoker
01-29-2012, 06:13 PM
He just won a slam! he will lose more this year but i expect a stronger end to the year aswell, hopefully he will be fresh for the French!

zdravkelja
01-29-2012, 06:17 PM
The only one capable of beating Nole at his best is Federer.

FaceyFacem
01-29-2012, 06:48 PM
Novak will prob lose at dubai, i think he won't be focused. I think he'll win some, but not 5 masters series, but all people will remember will be RG. Crucial though to stay focused enough not to slip in the rankings

Nixer
01-29-2012, 06:50 PM
Hrbaty to step out of retirement and make positive h2h with the whole top-4 :worship:

RIboy
01-29-2012, 06:51 PM
Marko Djokovic in Belgrade

Jakezie
01-29-2012, 06:51 PM
Muzza in the FO Semis ;)

LleytonMonfils
01-29-2012, 06:52 PM
Federer

finishingmove
01-29-2012, 06:58 PM
Fognini...

EddieNero
01-29-2012, 07:00 PM
To beat Nole at slam or in the BO3 format?

I'd say both Murray and Roger have a good chance to take him down at Wimbledon since grass appears to be Nole's worst surface.
As for minor tournaments, Djokovic probably won't arrive to Indian Wells/Miami in a good shape so he can easily lose to someone among top 8.

loopback
01-29-2012, 07:03 PM
Ollie

tennizen
01-29-2012, 07:05 PM
This Nole in my opinion is not as lethal as the one in 2011.
Not even close.

My guess is that this tournament, he felt the pressure of defending a slam title for the first time. Now that he has done it, will swing freer in the remaining slams.

MuzzahLovah
01-29-2012, 07:06 PM
To beat Nole at slam or in the BO3 format?

I'd say both Murray and Roger have a good chance to take him down at Wimbledon since grass appears to be Nole's worst surface.
As for minor tournaments, Djokovic probably won't arrive to Indian Wells/Miami in a good shape so he can easily lose to someone among top 8.

In any format. As I pointed out in the original post, Nole only lost two matches of any kind through the US Open. It's unlikely for him to have the same success, but I'm not sure I see any Nishikori like losses for Nole on the horizon.

hipolymer
01-29-2012, 07:17 PM
I'll say Murray at Indian Wells.

Linguae^
01-29-2012, 07:48 PM
I actually don't care, the biggest goal for him in this season is to win both RG and Olympics. I don't care much about the ATP events, because he needs to rest his body. Of course, he should do his best at Wimbledon and US Open. Grand Slam tournaments are what needs to be counted now!

(But I wouldn't mind him dominating the ATP Tour - again.)

Roamed
01-29-2012, 07:50 PM
Whoever he meets in the semis at Miami (should win IW), so Fed or Murray.

madmax
01-29-2012, 07:53 PM
Tomic at Wimbledon

shiaben
01-29-2012, 08:05 PM
At a small tournament it could be anyone. But at a slam, definitely has to be Rafa, Federer can't get passed Rafa in Roland Garros.

NID
01-29-2012, 08:05 PM
muzza will beat him at one of the hc masters, unless he decides to tank dubai even before that happens.

v-money
01-29-2012, 08:07 PM
It's clay season, and you would think that Rafa would have more opportunities to beat him.

I'm not sure he'll make it all the way to the clay season undefeated. That would mean that he would go on another huge winning streak during Dubai, Miami, Indian Wells. It could happen, but chances are that someone will beat him along the way.

I think Rafa may get him at one of the hard court masters, though.

ImmzB
01-29-2012, 08:08 PM
Federer, Nadal, Murray, Tsonga or Soderling.

Jovard
01-29-2012, 08:58 PM
No one!

Right On
01-29-2012, 11:01 PM
Murray.

leng jai
01-29-2012, 11:05 PM
Hass on grass.

tektonac
01-29-2012, 11:45 PM
leng jai.

rinnegan
01-30-2012, 12:30 AM
He will probably lose prior to RG. As long as he completes the Nole Slam, I don't care who beats him in any of those tournaments.

CelesteBlanca
01-30-2012, 04:14 AM
Either Fed or Murray (see who will draw him there) will beat him, just at Dubai

abraxas21
01-30-2012, 04:17 AM
future number 1, bernie tomic

will do it for croatia, the true motherland

Nirjhor
01-30-2012, 04:42 AM
Federer is the next person to beat him once again. :)

Hewitt =Legend
01-30-2012, 07:54 AM
Jan Silva.

Tennis-Life
01-30-2012, 08:20 AM
Tomic :sport:

shadows
01-30-2012, 08:34 AM
Fed or Murray and probably reasonably early on in the year.

He's playing great but not at the same level of last year, and either of those two can certainly beat him on most given days.

samanosuke
01-30-2012, 08:37 AM
I know one guy who surely won't beat him :haha:

Corey Feldman
01-30-2012, 08:37 AM
Feliciano Lopez

Sri
01-30-2012, 08:40 AM
Victoria Azarenka!

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/1001/did.you.see.that.0114/images/victoria-Azarenka.jpg

CelesteBlanca
03-03-2012, 01:46 PM
Either Fed or Murray (see who will draw him there) will beat him, just at Dubai

Finally it turns out to be right.