Why is nobody excited about Djokovic? [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Why is nobody excited about Djokovic?

LaPetiteSerbe
10-02-2005, 05:34 PM
I'm not takin' anything away from Murray, cos that guy had an awesome week and he's played some matches which show he really has the potential to be top-10 :yeah:

But I just don't understand, why there is so much hype for Murray and none at all for Novak Djokovic? He's also only 18, and almost exactly the same age as Murray and is in fact presently ranked higher (in the 70s). He's also had some great results and in fact he beat Ancic in the US Open and went a round further than Murray did..so, I'm not saying that the hype around Murray is unjustified, cos I think he's very good, and maybe I'm just a biased Serbian girl (lol :D :o ) but I don't understand why ppl don't also talk anything about Djokovic?

Action Jackson
10-02-2005, 05:38 PM
Don't worry about Djokovic not getting any hype, there is plenty of talk about Djokovic here, it's just not hysterical.

savesthedizzle
10-02-2005, 05:40 PM
I'm not takin' anything away from Murray, cos that guy had an awesome week and he's played some matches which show he really has the potential to be top-10 :yeah:

But I just don't understand, why there is so much hype for Murray and none at all for Novak Djokovic? He's also only 18, and almost exactly the same age as Murray and is in fact presently ranked higher (in the 70s). He's also had some great results and in fact he beat Ancic in the US Open and went a round further than Murray did..so, I'm not saying that the hype around Murray is unjustified, cos I think he's very good, and maybe I'm just a biased Serbian girl (lol :D :o ) but I don't understand why ppl don't also talk anything about Djokovic?


There's plenty of talk. We just don't saturate GM with it. :)

Come join us in the Djokovic forum and you will get your fill.


Plus there's nothing to talk about ... he hasn't been playing lately and he had to retire from his qualifying match today so we're a little bummed. We don't know what the injury is though :sad:

Scotso
10-02-2005, 05:41 PM
Don't worry about Djokovic not getting any hype, there is plenty of talk about Djokovic here, it's just not hysterical.

:haha:

Right, as always. Come back to the Djokovic forum, dear, and you'll see us hyping him decently!

LaPetiteSerbe
10-02-2005, 05:43 PM
:haha:

Right, as always. Come back to the Djokovic forum, dear, and you'll see us hyping him decently!
Okay, cool, I will do! He has forum now? That's great!:D

I just don't understand thought why Murray seems to be consider such a bigger prospect.. :confused:

savesthedizzle
10-02-2005, 05:43 PM
I'm not takin' anything away from Murray, cos that guy had an awesome week and he's played some matches which show he really has the potential to be top-10 :yeah:

But I just don't understand, why there is so much hype for Murray and none at all for Novak Djokovic? He's also only 18, and almost exactly the same age as Murray and is in fact presently ranked higher (in the 70s). He's also had some great results and in fact he beat Ancic in the US Open and went a round further than Murray did..so, I'm not saying that the hype around Murray is unjustified, cos I think he's very good, and maybe I'm just a biased Serbian girl (lol :D :o ) but I don't understand why ppl don't also talk anything about Djokovic?


And not to be a downer, but Murray is ranked above Nole now. Novak is only at 81 last time I checked.

Both guys will have good careers ahead of them definitely, but during Novak's lengthy vacation after the USO, Murray has caught up :)

savesthedizzle
10-02-2005, 05:45 PM
Okay, cool, I will do! He has forum now? That's great!:D

I just don't understand thought why Murray seems to be consider such a bigger prospect.. :confused:


Because the media wants him to be :) Henman needed an heir. :p

I think Novak does deserve to be talked about as much as Murray or Monfils (note, I did not say MORE, I said as much as).

*Ljubica*
10-02-2005, 05:49 PM
Murray has more "trolls" here starting daft threads about him. I think Novak is a much better prospect in the long term - I like him a lot and enjoyed watching him at Wimbledon this year - must stop by his Forum some time soon myself.

savesthedizzle
10-02-2005, 05:51 PM
Murray has more "trolls" here starting daft threads about him. I think Novak is a much better prospect in the long term - I like him a lot and enjoyed watching him at Wikbledon this year - must stop by his Forum some time soon myself.


:yeah:

Please do stop by... we're such a small group right now (but we post a lot, so don't be scared).

*Ljubica*
10-02-2005, 05:52 PM
:yeah:

Please do stop by... we're such a small group right now (but we post a lot, so don't be scared).

Thanks :hug: I will.

PaulieM
10-02-2005, 05:52 PM
because thank god the djokovic fans aren't on some sort of bizarre crusade to convert the world

gvhvhg
10-02-2005, 05:53 PM
Djokovic is the man.....

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-02-2005, 05:53 PM
Murray has more "trolls" here starting daft threads about him. I think Novak is a much better prospect in the long term - I like him a lot and enjoyed watching him at Wimbledon this year - must stop by his Forum some time soon myself.


There's exactly one who's starting stupid thread, named evanzo:rolleyes:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-02-2005, 05:54 PM
Djokovic is the man.....

Why.....???

savesthedizzle
10-02-2005, 05:54 PM
There's exactly one who's starting stupid thread, named evanzo:rolleyes:


I think that is one thing Murray fans and Djokovic fans agree about. :yeah:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-02-2005, 05:56 PM
This guy is just over the top. I think he likes Murray, that's good, but he makes people talk, too much.

PaulieM
10-02-2005, 05:56 PM
There's exactly one who's starting stupid thread, named evanzo:rolleyes:
yeah he's the only troll :tape:

evanzo
10-02-2005, 05:57 PM
Djokovic is too flakey to ever do anything in tennis, but that won't stop his fans hyping his talentless ass to kingdom come.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-02-2005, 05:57 PM
I'm not takin' anything away from Murray, cos that guy had an awesome week and he's played some matches which show he really has the potential to be top-10 :yeah:

But I just don't understand, why there is so much hype for Murray and none at all for Novak Djokovic? He's also only 18, and almost exactly the same age as Murray and is in fact presently ranked higher (in the 70s). He's also had some great results and in fact he beat Ancic in the US Open and went a round further than Murray did..so, I'm not saying that the hype around Murray is unjustified, cos I think he's very good, and maybe I'm just a biased Serbian girl (lol :D :o ) but I don't understand why ppl don't also talk anything about Djokovic?

I think Djokovic is in the 80's Murray is now 68 :worship:

savesthedizzle
10-02-2005, 05:59 PM
I think Djokovic is in the 80's Murray is now 68 :worship:


Yup. Novak was 81 last I checked, and he won't be moving up anywhere this week.

When/where does Murray play next? He's just going to keep going up.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-02-2005, 05:59 PM
yeah he's the only troll :tape:

What did I do?

I just said how I dislike Federer, some of you reported the post and I have to STFU cause otherwise I get banned?:scratched:

I'm just saying my opinion!
This is not trolling.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-02-2005, 06:00 PM
Yup. Novak was 81 last I checked, and he won't be moving up anywhere this week.

When/where does Murray play next? He's just going to keep going up.


Andy's gonna play the Madrid qualifying, maybe they offer him a WC into the MD.

He pulled out of the Mons challenger.

kundalini
10-02-2005, 06:01 PM
I think most knowledgeable tennis watchers realise that both Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are going to be top 10 players, quite possibly within a couple of years.

For whatever reason, some people dislike Andy Murray, therefore you get a lot of pro/anti Murray threads.

If you recall the US Open Novak did get a fair number of mentions on here. What with his success in winning a couple of matches before losing to Verdasco and the notorious match against Monfils, he was discussed at length.

cecilija
10-02-2005, 06:02 PM
Federe_Express is not a troll, he is jut saying what he thinks :)

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-02-2005, 06:05 PM
Federe_Express is not a troll, he is jut saying what he thinks :)

:hug:

:yeah:

Deivid23
10-02-2005, 06:05 PM
Plus there's nothing to talk about ... he hasn't been playing lately and he had to retire from his qualifying match today so we're a little bummed. We don't know what the injury is though :sad:

Djokovic won Schukin by ret., he will face Peya in next rnd

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-02-2005, 06:06 PM
I would love to know who reported my post:scratch:

They have nothing better to do than to worry the admins, I'll keep on, but a bit smarter, that they won't see anything:yeah:;)

savesthedizzle
10-02-2005, 06:07 PM
Djokovic won Schukin by ret., he will face Peya in next rnd


That's what the was reported by the tournament, but according to Novak's official site (http://www.novak-djokovic.com) it was Novak who retired, not Schukin.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-02-2005, 06:07 PM
Djokovic won Schukin by ret., he will face Peya in next rnd

Where?

Deivid23
10-02-2005, 06:09 PM
That's what the was reported by the tournament, but according to Novak's official site (http://www.novak-djokovic.com) it was Novak who retired, not Schukin.

:sad:

I had another Serbian link which said the opposite

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-02-2005, 06:10 PM
That's what the was reported by the tournament, but according to Novak's official site (http://www.novak-djokovic.com) it was Novak who retired, not Schukin.

Holly crap, he has his own website:eek:

Andy Murray doesn't:bigcry::crying2:

savesthedizzle
10-02-2005, 06:10 PM
:sad:

I had another Serbian link which said the opposite


:sad:

Well I hope you're right!

evanzo
10-02-2005, 06:15 PM
Holly crap, he has his own website:eek:

Andy Murray doesn't:bigcry::crying2:



See, now that is hype. Why does someone ranked where Djokovic is need their own professionally run website ffs? it's not as if he has a high profile.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-02-2005, 06:17 PM
Yeah, but why the heck Andy hasn't got one???

savesthedizzle
10-02-2005, 06:18 PM
Yeah, but why the heck Andy hasn't got one???


Novak got his shortly after he broke into the top 100.... now that Andy has I'm sure his is on the way.

evanzo
10-02-2005, 06:19 PM
Novak got his shortly after he broke into the top 100.... now that Andy has I'm sure his is on the way.



Well maybe he should take it down when he drops out the top 100, won't be long now.

Black Adam
10-02-2005, 06:41 PM
Djokovic is a guy witha promising future....I saw his play at FO and Wimbly this year and I was hugely impressed. Now that Monfils, Murray and Djokovic no longer need WC's or Qualies for the slams, next year is gonna be quite exciting for they will be fresh and nobody complainig about the WC's :yeah:
I will drop by his forum and learn more about him and his fans :)

Nikki♥
10-02-2005, 06:42 PM
Andy Murray doesn't:bigcry::crying2:

Why don't you create a Murray website, you're the biggest Murray supporter that I know and if someone's capable of keeping a kick ass Murray website up and running then it'd be you.

revolution
10-02-2005, 06:48 PM
I'm excited about him, as many others are on here. Serbia hasn't had much to smile about in tennis on the singles front (Zimonjic in doubles has done well), so this is great for them and they can look forward to some great years.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-02-2005, 07:00 PM
Why don't you create a Murray website, you're the biggest Murray supporter that I know and if someone's capable of keeping a kick ass Murray website up and running then it'd be you.
:devil:
An official website I mean:)

Sugar Kane
10-02-2005, 07:01 PM
Holly crap, he has his own website:eek:

Andy Murray doesn't:bigcry::crying2:
:nerner: :p

oneandonlyhsn
10-02-2005, 07:13 PM
Well maybe he should take it down when he drops out the top 100, won't be long now.

:rolleyes: :( This person needs to get a lifeoutside trolling Andy and bashing Djoko seriously. Maybe you need a good lay

alfonsojose
10-02-2005, 07:14 PM
If u bring the naked pics i'll be excited :devil:

alfonsojose
10-02-2005, 07:15 PM
:rolleyes: :( This person needs to get a lifeoutside trolling Andy and bashing Djoko seriously. Maybe you need a good lay
i agree. MTF social services needed :hug:. Wanna fuck, evanzo :angel: ?

*Viva Chile*
10-02-2005, 07:30 PM
He pulled out of the Mons challenger.
Good decision :yeah:

lalaland
10-02-2005, 07:39 PM
Why is nobody excited about Djokovic?

I'm a nobody and I'm quite excited about Djokovic ;).

Seriously, why's that matter how much hype he is getting or not? IMO, he plays great tennis and he is going to do well in the tour whether or not ppl talk about him now or later or not. I also think because he is from Serbia, is not a nation that ppl tends to get excited about. It's like those from Crezh, Slovakia and some other Eastern European countries that produces some good players that no one is excited about. Britain is different, tennis is part of their tradition and they've been looking for a star and Murray is taping into that.

And BTW, why there's always comparison between Murray and Djokovic, why not Murray and Monfils, or someone else?

mangoes
10-02-2005, 07:49 PM
I'm not takin' anything away from Murray, cos that guy had an awesome week and he's played some matches which show he really has the potential to be top-10 :yeah:

But I just don't understand, why there is so much hype for Murray and none at all for Novak Djokovic? He's also only 18, and almost exactly the same age as Murray and is in fact presently ranked higher (in the 70s). He's also had some great results and in fact he beat Ancic in the US Open and went a round further than Murray did..so, I'm not saying that the hype around Murray is unjustified, cos I think he's very good, and maybe I'm just a biased Serbian girl (lol :D :o ) but I don't understand why ppl don't also talk anything about Djokovic?

Don't care for either one. Djokovic turned me off with his USOpen antics so I probably will never care too much about him. Murray is talented, but that's it for me. He doesn't rub me in any direction. He could play tennis or not play and I wouldn't care. I am more excited about Nadal, Gasquet, Berych, Monfils...... I am curious to see what Nadal's career will be like and to see what strides Gasquet takes next year.

vincayou
10-02-2005, 09:11 PM
Tracy Austin is quite excited about Murray I heard.

Chloe le Bopper
10-02-2005, 09:17 PM
Tracy Austin is quite excited about Murray I heard.
This is totally true! It encourages me to change my avatar back, much to silverwhite's dismay.

SwissMister1
10-02-2005, 09:21 PM
This is totally true! It encourages me to change my avatar back, much to silverwhite's dismay.

Where did Sexy Eric go? :sad:

jole
10-02-2005, 09:23 PM
This is totally true! It encourages me to change my avatar back, much to silverwhite's dismay.

When you think of Tracy thinking about Novak's match at the USO, do you picture her going into uncontrollable convulsions? COZ I DO.

savesthedizzle
10-02-2005, 09:24 PM
This is totally true! It encourages me to change my avatar back, much to silverwhite's dismay.


YES I LOVE THIS AV!

LaPetiteSerbe
10-02-2005, 09:30 PM
I'm a nobody and I'm quite excited about Djokovic ;).

Seriously, why's that matter how much hype he is getting or not? IMO, he plays great tennis and he is going to do well in the tour whether or not ppl talk about him now or later or not. I also think because he is from Serbia, is not a nation that ppl tends to get excited about. It's like those from Crezh, Slovakia and some other Eastern European countries that produces some good players that no one is excited about. Britain is different, tennis is part of their tradition and they've been looking for a star and Murray is taping into that.

And BTW, why there's always comparison between Murray and Djokovic, why not Murray and Monfils, or someone else?
No, I didn't exactly mean that I wish that everyone makes hype about him, just that I wonder why a player such as Murray attracts so much more hype than him :)

Btw, I'm also not saying I think Djokovic is better than Murray I just think he also has the potential :)

Chloe le Bopper
10-02-2005, 09:43 PM
Where did Sexy Eric go? :sad:
LOL! My avatar couldn't stand up to the pressure of competing with yours :p

Chloe le Bopper
10-02-2005, 09:45 PM
When you think of Tracy thinking about Novak's match at the USO, do you picture her going into uncontrollable convulsions? COZ I DO.
FOR REAL.

ezekiel
10-02-2005, 10:13 PM
No, I didn't exactly mean that I wish that everyone makes hype about him, just that I wonder why a player such as Murray attracts so much more hype than him :)

Btw, I'm also not saying I think Djokovic is better than Murray I just think he also has the potential :)

Because brits are looking for a local guy to win a wimbledon and tennis is popular there. But you should understand hype is not all good as you think it is

Experimentee
10-03-2005, 02:00 AM
There are plenty of people who are excited about Djokovic on this forum. I'm one of them :wavey:

NYCtennisfan
10-03-2005, 02:24 AM
Don't worry, there will be soon enough. In two years time, nobody will care what they did in 2005 because it will seem immaterial with the success they will have by then.

Billabong
10-03-2005, 03:23 AM
I like Novak:) Actually he's by far my favorite teenager player at the moment:)

Plastic Bertrand
10-03-2005, 07:55 AM
For the OP I would not bother too much about Djokovic, not getting hype. It is better for him he did not get the Wildcards and progressed through the rankings as he has done. He has plenty of time to progress in his career and for sure there will be plenty of people on the bandwagon soon enough like there has always been if someone gets successful.

oneandonlyhsn
10-03-2005, 08:29 AM
For the OP I would not bother too much about Djokovic, not getting hype. It is better for him he did not get the Wildcards and progressed through the rankings as he has done. He has plenty of time to progress in his career and for sure there will be plenty of people on the bandwagon soon enough like there has always been if someone gets successful.

:yeah:

TheMightyFed
10-03-2005, 01:47 PM
Don't you think Djokovic will be limited by his breeathing condition ? Seems pretty bad to compete consistently at top 10 level

delsa
10-03-2005, 04:10 PM
Djokovic is pretty much appreciated here. Monfils is overhyped in France and especially around Paris since it's his hometown but nowhere else in the world or at least definitely not as much (it's as if they tried to put all the hype on Gaël since it doesn't bother himit seems to leave Gasquet alone since he's bothered by it and because they noticed hyping Monfils provoked some reaction with Gasquet coming back exactly at the time the Monfils hype begun and getting stronger when it went big etc...that's a theory many have here...of the "healthy competition , rivalry the public is building between them...:rolleyes: ). It's getting too much sometimes though.
Djokovic is appreciated i think and he's one of the most promising youngsters of them all in many ppl's opinion. But you see with Murray, he's got talent for sure but since he's young he has difficulties controlling his behaviour in tense matches situations etc...(but that's the normal way to behave as a teen, like Gasquet and his misplaced shyness, Monfils and his flashy attitude as soon as he enters a tennis court etc..., Nadal's maturity is the exception that's not the other way round. Let them grow up at their rythm...)... Some of his "fans" are very passionate (there's an urgent need for another Henman so maybe that's one of the reasons...) confrontational and keep dissing other young players, Federer etc...so it backfired and now he basically can't let ppl indifferent because of them who try to monopolize the attention on him and his results, make a giant buzz around him to be sure nobody in the universe could have missed there's this young promissing British tennis player named Murray existing etc...So he also have loads of "haters" just because of them...The poor guy...I had a rather positive opinion about him at first but hated his on-court behaviour too (taking into account you can't hate such a young player because of that...i mean, i was a bitch as a teen myself and i didn't have the pressure he has on his shoulders (with all the Murraytardstics, he's not helped...:rolleyes: ) when i rethink of it so...he'll grow through that hopefully). But i don't know much about his game (i only saw him play once on tv against Nalbandian in Wimbledon...). So now because of his "fans" and "haters" you tend to be ambivalent...there is definitely too much absurd extreme talks about him. The haters make you want to support him and the trolls make you want to hate him. Let's forget about them (even if it's hard...:rolleyes: ) and see how he evolves. He's one of the great prospects we all have on the same time arriving on the tour now (lucky us...)...;)
Nole's fanbase is growing for sure. He's not hyped maybe (and it's not even sure...he must be in Serbia for ex...,no? ) but he's strongly but neatly and calmly supported or at least followed, La petite Serbe (i like your screen name btw...:)).
I began to follow Nole during this year's RG (against Ginepri :eek: and Coria :yeah: ) but i only saw parts of these matches, but i could see his match against Grosjean in Wimbly after, then in Montréal against Gonzo and i think a few others...he was impressive in most of them. I discovered his official site like a few weeks ago too. ;)

AgassiDomination
10-03-2005, 04:11 PM
Who is Djokovic?

I'm kidding, calm down before any of you jump on my head.

savesthedizzle
10-03-2005, 04:12 PM
Don't you think Djokovic will be limited by his breeathing condition ? Seems pretty bad to compete consistently at top 10 level


He's having an operation during the off season to do something in his nose that will correct this breathing issue. I have no more details than that as to what this operation is... that's all his people tell us.

delsa
10-03-2005, 04:16 PM
He's having an operation during the off season to do something in his nose that will correct this breathing issue. I have no more details than that as to what this operation is... that's all his people tell us.
Herceg Novi didn't explain exactly what it was. :shrug: I'd really like to know. And i think i remember he said he would have to wear a "protecting mask" like the basketball players or something after? :confused:

tangerine_dream
08-12-2007, 09:12 PM
*bump*

They are now.

DrJules
08-12-2007, 09:16 PM
*bump*

They are now.

Actually they have been saying a lot for the last 2 years.

the graduate
08-12-2007, 09:26 PM
there is something about him that is not likeable.Rafa and Roger are easy to root for but joke is like a snake oil salesman.He is like a guy you cant trust with your life,something dishonestabout him I cant put a finger to.

Jaap
08-12-2007, 09:32 PM
Djoko is out of this world.

jcempire
08-12-2007, 09:37 PM
Why is nobody excited about Djokovic?

At beginning of this year, I told you that he will catch Nadal by end of this year, Then He could take over Roger next year.

savesthedizzle
08-12-2007, 10:29 PM
Don't worry, there will be soon enough. In two years time, nobody will care what they did in 2005 because it will seem immaterial with the success they will have by then.

You spoke the truth ;) :worship:

*since the thread was bumped I had to go through it...* :lol:

NYCtennisfan
08-12-2007, 10:41 PM
Don't worry, there will be soon enough. In two years time, nobody will care what they did in 2005 because it will seem immaterial with the success they will have by then.

:eek:

Fapmeister
08-12-2007, 10:44 PM
But I just don't understand, why there is so much hype for Murray and none at all for Novak Djokovic?


Are from this planet? One is British and one is not. The British have always overrated and lied about everything to make British athletes/actions better than they actually are.

Marc23
07-01-2011, 11:30 PM
Djokovic is too flakey to ever do anything in tennis, but that won't stop his fans hyping his talentless ass to kingdom come.

:worship:

jonheres
07-02-2011, 12:21 AM
:worship:

lmao!

Alex999
07-02-2011, 01:00 AM
lol at some early posts. nice bump

Marc23
07-02-2011, 01:52 AM
It is just interesting to see how some fellow posters were thinking...and convinced! ;)