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When did you become Nole`s fan?

Novak Dj
03-29-2006, 05:57 AM
... and when did you see him first time?

First time I heard of him when SCG team under 14 became European champion and Nole was the best player without lost match.

I read every article about him since the end of 2004. when he reached top300.

I saw him for the first (and only) time on DC match SCG - Belgium last year (and Nole lost both matches, I`m not lucky for him :devil: )

savesthedizzle
03-29-2006, 05:59 AM
... and when did you see him first time?

First time I heard of him when SCG team under 14 became European champion and Nole was the best player without lost match.

I read every article about him since the end of 2004. when he reached top300.

I saw him for the first (and only) time on DC match SCG - Belgium last year (and Nole lost both matches, I`m not lucky for him :devil: )


I saw him for the first time when he was on my TV playing Coria at last year's French Open and since I am not a big fan of Coria at all I thought, "WHO IS THAT THAT JUST TOOK A SET OFF OF CORIA!!!" and I started following him.

Then I saw him in person for the first time in Montreal last summer. He had already lost in the last round of qualifying but he was hanging around practicing. Then I saw him again practicing again in New York. This spring will be the first time I see him play a match :)

Nathaliia
03-29-2006, 07:42 AM
First time I've heard of him quite a long time ago, as there is a lot of good discussion at SteveG's forum and I like following young players' careers...
First time I've seen him... it was one challenger's livestream... can't exactly recall were it was :scratch: but didn't pay too much attention, so I saw him at USO against Monfils and I didn't like this act on court - not only that I like Monfils a lot.

I became his hmm I don't like the word "fan" but I started to wish him well after "Proud Mary" thing. Slavic soul :cool:

PennyThePenguin
03-29-2006, 08:17 AM
erm...i became a novak convert after watching evil marat thrash him at the AO in 2005...haven't had the chance to watch his matches since then and i've never seen any player in person, let alone novakito :sad:

belco
03-29-2006, 03:03 PM
i heard about him last year at Australian Open...

His first round match was on Rod Laver Arena and was a night match...
I remember seeing SCG next to his name and i was like WOW :D

didnt get to watch him but he lost that round...
cant remember who he was draw to play against..... roger???

i dont really wanna go look into his activity to find out.. too tired :D

belco
03-29-2006, 03:04 PM
ohhhh and first time i seen him was..... last year at the australian open watching ana ivanovic's and Jankos match.. :D

last year on day 2 i think 3 serbs played in a row..

it was FANTASTIC :D

PennyThePenguin
03-29-2006, 03:10 PM
i heard about him last year at Australian Open...

His first round match was on Rod Laver Arena and was a night match...
I remember seeing SCG next to his name and i was like WOW :D

didnt get to watch him but he lost that round...
cant remember who he was draw to play against..... roger???

i dont really wanna go look into his activity to find out.. too tired :D


marat ;)

belco
03-29-2006, 03:12 PM
i was gonna say marat..... but thought nah there was so much hype it must have been roger

savesthedizzle
03-29-2006, 03:21 PM
Luckily I was in Scotland when that happened and not at home watching the slaughtering happen :p

Although if I had been at home I would have discovered him sooner :sad:

PennyThePenguin
03-29-2006, 03:22 PM
i was gonna say marat..... but thought nah there was so much hype it must have been roger


marat. cos that's when i first noticed nole too! really liked his style of play. but his game was still really raw then.

belco
03-29-2006, 03:52 PM
i didnt watch his game.. i was probably at work hehe
but thats when i noticed "Novak Djokovic" and i was like
Ohhh a serb

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Jelena
03-29-2006, 04:39 PM
I think I still haven't watched a Nole-match (live on courts I'm sure I haven't, but I think I haven't even watched him on tv). The Marat match was here from 9.30am, that's why I couldn't watch it... I only saw the result and thought something like: Poor Nole!

I became his fan because of the SCG, as I have a little closer look on the players with that country-code ;)

Saumon
03-29-2006, 06:24 PM
the 1st time I've heard of him was when I checked the AO draw to see who Marat was playing "Novak who? :scratch: Novak like in Jiri Novak? :shrug: :o"
I think I became a fan when I met him in RG and then with this match against Coria.
I saw him again in Bercy. :p

savesthedizzle
03-29-2006, 07:11 PM
It's impossible not to like him when you see him in person of if you go to one of the chats on his site :) He's just such a fun, sweet, wonderful guy! :D

Saumon
03-29-2006, 07:28 PM
It's impossible not to like him when you see him in person of if you go to one of the chats on his site :) He's just such a fun, sweet, wonderful guy! :D
exactly!! :p

savesthedizzle
03-29-2006, 07:29 PM
:secret: Not to mention ridiculously good looking. :angel:

Saumon
03-29-2006, 07:42 PM
:secret: Not to mention ridiculously good looking. :angel:
:secret: and his smile to die for :angel:

savesthedizzle
03-29-2006, 07:44 PM
:secret: and his smile to die for :angel:


:secret: And his back/shoulder area. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Natasha250688
03-29-2006, 09:43 PM
I have no idea when I first became a fan, probably the first time I saw him play(on TV I mean) (the infamous Marat match lol) and I saw him when he and Ana were playing the exhibition match in Belgrade...I almost got his autograph but the security guy chased the crowd away :( It sucks that there's no DC matches in Belgrade this year so I can't go and lose my voice cheering for him :)

belco
03-29-2006, 11:45 PM
I became his fan because of the SCG, as I have a little closer look on the players with that country-code ;)

hehehe i like to go thru the draws and find all the SCG that are laying

Peta Pan
03-30-2006, 10:34 AM
First time I heard of him was when I returned home from the AO 1st round last year and Marat had just beaten Novak on the TV. They were interviewing Marat and Marat was praising Novak and there was discussion about what a future talent he would be. I didn't see any of the match, but decided I should try and keep an eye on him in the future to see if anything came of it.

I didn't become a fan until the Hopman Cup this year. Our Hopman Cup coverage really shows you some personality from all of the competitors and another side to them and after watching a few interviews and stuff I realised his personality was wonderful :yeah:

I saw him live for the first time at this year's AO. Firstly just walking around watching other Serbs in qualifying (which is when I got his autograph - and a very readable autograph because it must have been one of his first for the week :p) and then in singles, doubles and mixed doubles... pity he couldn't win any matches :p

georgekuo1017
03-30-2006, 12:27 PM
i don;t know when..

belco
03-30-2006, 03:49 PM
First time I heard of him was when I returned home from the AO 1st round last year and Marat had just beaten Novak on the TV. They were interviewing Marat and Marat was praising Novak and there was discussion about what a future talent he would be. I didn't see any of the match, but decided I should try and keep an eye on him in the future to see if anything came of it.

I didn't become a fan until the Hopman Cup this year. Our Hopman Cup coverage really shows you some personality from all of the competitors and another side to them and after watching a few interviews and stuff I realised his personality was wonderful :yeah:

I saw him live for the first time at this year's AO. Firstly just walking around watching other Serbs in qualifying (which is when I got his autograph - and a very readable autograph because it must have been one of his first for the week :p) and then in singles, doubles and mixed doubles... pity he couldn't win any matches :p

mixed doubles huh? :P

CooCooCachoo
03-31-2006, 08:30 AM
Rotterdam Qualifying this year :D

Very friendly, cool guy and very nice to the eyes :angel: I thought his game let him down that weekend, but he qualified anyway. He is a very laid-back guy and that's always nice in a player :)

belco
03-31-2006, 08:57 AM
ofcourse thats nice in a player...
its also very nice of him to be joining us now and then chatting to his fans

Saumon
03-31-2006, 09:08 AM
its also very nice of him to be joining us now and then chatting to his fans
yes! :D and its even nicer when you know he is the only player who chats with us :p

Peta Pan
03-31-2006, 09:17 AM
mixed doubles huh? :P
Yeah :p

Bet you didn't know I was there hey ;)

CooCooCachoo
03-31-2006, 11:27 AM
ofcourse thats nice in a player...
its also very nice of him to be joining us now and then chatting to his fans

Yes, I read the first chat transcript and it cracked me up. Great guy :D

Grofica
03-31-2006, 12:14 PM
I frist heard of Novak when he was in juniors, and I can't remember when I saw him playing( on TV ofcourse) and I saw him in Belgrade open this year he was watching I think Ilija's match!! I am not autograph person so I don't chease for it!! But I bought thet big tennis ball ball and I am so happy I have it!!

belco
03-31-2006, 02:21 PM
Yes, I read the first chat transcript and it cracked me up. Great guy :D

have u read the 2nd one?

savesthedizzle
03-31-2006, 03:52 PM
I heart the second one since Gab is such a sweetheart :)

Saumon
03-31-2006, 04:57 PM
I heart the second one since Gab is such a sweetheart :)
:kiss:

belco
04-01-2006, 04:23 PM
Yeah :p

Bet you didn't know I was there hey ;)

well i had NO IDEA until some stranger said "BELKO" so i had to tune in and figure out if it was safe to announce my identity ;)

CooCooCachoo
04-03-2006, 11:25 AM
have u read the 2nd one?

No, I still have to!

Peta Pan
04-03-2006, 12:03 PM
well i had NO IDEA until some stranger said "BELKO" so i had to tune in and figure out if it was safe to announce my identity ;)
I don't think I'll ever get over the whole coincidence of that situation :p And my shock when you turned around and said it was you :lol:

belco
04-03-2006, 12:21 PM
I don't think I'll ever get over the whole coincidence of that situation :p And my shock when you turned around and said it was you :lol:

yes it was one of those moments...

mind u we were planning to sit on the left side thinking channel 7 might be recording... but no so we stayed put... and for staying put i got the tshirt :P

Peta Pan
04-03-2006, 12:48 PM
and for staying put i got the tshirt :P
and what tshirt is that?

belco
04-03-2006, 01:25 PM
and what tshirt is that?


a tshirt his coach/trainer who ever he was gave me.. the baldy in the players box :D

anyway back to our meeting.... i was scared at first to say its belco... i noticed on ur feet u had a tatt and thought... fark she is buff with that tatt :P

Peta Pan
04-03-2006, 01:33 PM
a tshirt his coach/trainer who ever he was gave me.. the baldy in the players box :D
Ahh yeah he is a nice guy :yeah:

anyway back to our meeting.... i was scared at first to say its belco... i noticed on ur feet u had a tatt and thought... fark she is buff with that tatt :P
:lol: LMAO and you only saw the one? There are 3 in total.. one on each leg and one on my shoulderblade ;) I'm hardly some scary tough tatt girl though :haha:

Most people are shocked when they find out I have tatts coz I don't fit the generalised tatt mould!

belco
04-03-2006, 01:48 PM
Ahh yeah he is a nice guy :yeah:


:lol: LMAO and you only saw the one? There are 3 in total.. one on each leg and one on my shoulderblade ;) I'm hardly some scary tough tatt girl though :haha:

Most people are shocked when they find out I have tatts coz I don't fit the generalised tatt mould!


Hahahaha ye tatts dont suit midgets :P

only joking :D it was nice to meet some ppl from here tho..
hopefully next year ill be there from week 1

Peta Pan
04-03-2006, 01:58 PM
Hahahaha ye tatts dont suit midgets :P
:ras:

it was nice to meet some ppl from here tho..
hopefully next year ill be there from week 1
It's the best time to be there :yeah:

Kristen
04-03-2006, 02:29 PM
I'm still in the process. LOL I drop by here from time to time... I only really noticed him during Hopman Cup this year. I was in Adelaide, and the hotel had Foxtel, and they were showing plenty of Novak. I thought he was a complete dag, and so sincere, so I'd definitely go out of my way to watch him play.

It also helped that one of my very top players was sitting near him, chatting as Janko played. I knew he had good taste, so it gave Novak a few brownie points. Actually, this summer it seems to have been very much about the Serbs for me. Pashanski - 'oh, you beat all my favourites!', Bozoljac 'Bandaid-Boy', Tipsarevic 'American', and (Novak - 'you should carry your own pen to sign with' Oh god, I should start a 'Times you embarrassed yourself in front of a SCG player' thread :tape: )

savesthedizzle
04-03-2006, 02:42 PM
I'm still in the process. LOL I drop by here from time to time... I only really noticed him during Hopman Cup this year. I was in Adelaide, and the hotel had Foxtel, and they were showing plenty of Novak. I thought he was a complete dag, and so sincere, so I'd definitely go out of my way to watch him play.

It also helped that one of my very top players was sitting near him, chatting as Janko played. I knew he had good taste, so it gave Novak a few brownie points. Actually, this summer it seems to have been very much about the Serbs for me. Pashanski - 'oh, you beat all my favourites!', Bozoljac 'Bandaid-Boy', Tipsarevic 'American', and (Novak - 'you should carry your own pen to sign with' Oh god, I should start a 'Times you embarrassed yourself in front of a SCG player' thread :tape: )


:lol:

savesthedizzle
04-03-2006, 02:43 PM
Most people are shocked when they find out I have tatts coz I don't fit the generalised tatt mould!


I am shocked! :eek: lol

belco
04-03-2006, 02:48 PM
I WOULD LIKE TO DEDICATE MY 2k POST TO THIS THREAD :D

PennyThePenguin
04-03-2006, 03:59 PM
Ahh yeah he is a nice guy :yeah:


:lol: LMAO and you only saw the one? There are 3 in total.. one on each leg and one on my shoulderblade ;) I'm hardly some scary tough tatt girl though :haha:

Most people are shocked when they find out I have tatts coz I don't fit the generalised tatt mould!


:eek: :eek: you never told me that!!!!

is your cough better? *pat pat*

PennyThePenguin
04-03-2006, 04:00 PM
congrats on 2k belco!!!! :D

kristen! :wavey:

Saumon
04-03-2006, 06:02 PM
I don't think I'll ever get over the whole coincidence of that situation :p And my shock when you turned around and said it was you :lol:
is it giancarlo in your avy? :aplot: i know they played tennis in Melbourne :p

congrats on 2k belco! :kiss:

savesthedizzle
04-04-2006, 01:33 PM
Lmao! Thats too funny! :haha:

When I became a Nole fan?!
The first time I saw him play it was Marat Safin at AO...At first I didn't really like him, I thought he was butt ugly :tape: but then they did a little interview with him and the more they showed of his personality the more I loved him. But my dedication to him was sealed when I realised he was friends with Ana. Now I dont understand how anyone could dislike him, he's hilarious (especially in those chat transcripts) and sweet, and I guess kinda cute...If you partly close your eyes...jokes, jokes...he's a cutie. ;)


TV doesn't do him justice ;) I thought he looked like a bird until I saw him in person. In person I still sort of thought he looked like a bird, but a gorgeous beautiful bird! :lol:

belco
04-04-2006, 03:34 PM
tv sucks :D