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Novak Djokovic says he is ready to take on Nadal/Federer

oschemi
06-14-2006, 05:39 PM
Placing himself in the last eight at Roland Garros, the best tennis
player of Serbia Novak Djokovic made career high result. That was good
enough for journalists to greet him in huge number, just like they did
to Ana Ivanovic last year at the lounge of Hotel Intercontinental.

- Reason for this gathering is a very good one. I made career highest
result, raised my game to another level and shew that I can compete
with the very best. To be in last eight at Roland Garros is huge
honour, but I am disappointed cause I had to retire to Nadal - these
are the very first impressions of Novak Djokivic after his return from
Paris.

His back injury is to be blamed for his disappointment, and that is why
Djokovic will have to forfeit from Halle tournament which starts next
week.

- I was lucky the injury was not that serious, and very soon I will
start with my training. I will be in Germany next week, and then I'll
go to Holland where I'll play an tournament before Wimbledon - says
Djokovic.

At Roland Garros you played four tough matches, even three of them were
with seeded players. Which one of them left the highest impression on
you?
- Definitely the one against Gonzales. There I gave my maximum, and to
win against ninth player in the world is a prove that I can play top
tennis. Match with Monfilis was infront of 10.000 people who cheered
for home player. It's not easy to play against French players in
France.

Match with Nadal?
- I spent lots of energy in previous three matches, so I had less
energy against Nadal. I must work harder on my physical condition if I
want to beat him and Federer. I think that Nadal and I were even during
the match, but you have to be 100% ready against him.

Are you still with the statement you gave after the quarterfinal that
it was you who dictated the match, not Nadal?
- Yes, I do. Maybe it didn't look like that to people around, but that
is how I felt. It was me who was winning or losing points, and he is a
type of player who waits for faults. That will help me a lot in future.

The idea to write "Vamos Nole" with colored pencil on your shoes was
all yours.
- Yes, with my physiotherapist Milos Jelisavcic I decided to do that
before the match. We just wanted to have some fun.

There were no coach with you, with whom will you work in future?
- Most probably with Slovak Marian Vajda. He used to coach Dominik
Hrbaty. He used to work with him since he was 15, and when he was 14 in
the world. I need a coach now, I don't think I am strong enough to work
alone. By the way, Marian Vajda was born on 24th of May 1965, and in
September 1987 he was 34th player in the world.

Stamping the ball many times before serving was making Eurosport
commentators mad. Was that your plan, or you were nervous?
- It wasn't something I used to do. It's hard to play important
matches, so I suppose I needed some time to concentrate myself better.

You seem very self-confident on the courts.
- That means a lot to me. Besides physical, tennis asks for mental
strength, every player gets bothered to see his opponent full of
self-confidence.

When new ATP ranking is announced on Monday you will enter top 50
players in the world. Does that change anything?
- I'll be around 45th place. That gives me opportunity to skip
qualifications for big tournaments, which is important. After
Wimbledon. I plan to play Gstad, Amersfoort and Umag.

Your expectations from Wimbledon?
- Last year I played for very first time on grass and I made third
round. It turned out it suits me fine, so I really don't have best
surface. I hope to get well soon and manage to defend those 90 points.

Where do you think you'll stand in rankings at the end of this year?
Many believe you can make even top 10.
- I hope to enter top thirty by the end of this year. And for top ten,
there is still time, I'm only 19, I have no reason to hurry. There are
still some elements in my gave I need to work on. Of course, my final
goal is to become number 1.

He's not becoming British!
Recently, British media were emphasizing story about possible change of
citizenship, underlining that as a Brit, you would improve a lot better
and would earn much more.
- The fact is I would earn a lot more, but I don't care about that.
English journalists talked a lot, but my job is to play tennis. I am
satisfied with my sponsors, and since with Monfilis and Marry I am one
of the best teenagers out there, I believe interest for sponsors will
be higher - Djokovic denied rumours of possible citizenship changing.

joeb_uk
06-14-2006, 05:45 PM
Easy on young fellow, you are no where near ready. Maybe one day though.

All hell will break loose now that he isnt going to be british :haha:

savesthedizzle
06-14-2006, 05:47 PM
Why did you repost this from his forum?

Also, wtf is with the title. He doesn't say that. The only time he even mentions them is, "I must work harder on my physical condition if I want to beat him and Federer."

Those are quite different things.

Most people won't read what he said, they'll just comment off your title, so thanks for giving the haters something to comment on today :)

tennis_freak67
06-14-2006, 05:49 PM
Match with Nadal?
- I spent lots of energy in previous three matches, so I had less
energy against Nadal. I must work harder on my physical condition if I
want to beat him and Federer. I think that Nadal and I were even during
the match, but you have to be 100% ready against him.

:rolleyes: Let your results speak for you man.

Saumon
06-14-2006, 05:53 PM
and here we go again.... :rolleyes:

oneandonlyhsn
06-14-2006, 05:53 PM
Ajde Nole :bigclap: believe in yourself :rocker2:

savesthedizzle
06-14-2006, 05:53 PM
and here we go again.... :rolleyes:

I know, right.

Scotso
06-14-2006, 05:54 PM
...

Learn to read.

Scotso
06-14-2006, 05:54 PM
:rolleyes: Let your results speak for you man.

You, too.

tangerine_dream
06-14-2006, 05:55 PM
Is Djokovic the new MTF whipping boy around here? :rolleyes:

Scotso
06-14-2006, 05:55 PM
I know, right.

The trolls never stop. That's more amazing is that they don't even read what they post. :shrug:

And copy/pasting posts from his forum makes it even dumber.

Scotso
06-14-2006, 05:55 PM
Condintioning is a huge part of being ready or being able to compete anyway, so I dont know why he is ignoring it as a fundamental part.

Yeah, he is ignoring it. That's why he said he needs to get in better condition :retard:

Did you even read it?

savesthedizzle
06-14-2006, 05:56 PM
Condintioning is a huge part of being ready or being able to compete anyway, so I dont know why he is ignoring it as a fundamental part.

And what Novak said in the post was was...

Match with Nadal?
- I spent lots of energy in previous three matches, so I had less
energy against Nadal. I must work harder on my physical condition if I
want to beat him and Federer.

Looks like ignoring it to me. :rolleyes:

tennis_freak67
06-14-2006, 05:56 PM
You, too.

:lol:

savesthedizzle
06-14-2006, 05:57 PM
Yeah, he is ignoring it. That's why he said he needs to get in better condition :retard:

Did you even read it?


Who needs to read things? Reading comprehension is for fools!

joeb_uk
06-14-2006, 05:59 PM
And what Novak said in the post was was...



Looks like ignoring it to me. :rolleyes:

Well I didnt read the full article, you can see I deleted my post after I had read that part. I read too much into the title of the thread :lol: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

savesthedizzle
06-14-2006, 06:00 PM
Well I didnt read the full article, you can see I deleted my post after I had read that part. I read too much into the title of the thread :lol: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


I don't know where the original poster got the title from since it's nowhere in there. *sigh* I knew people would do that. :lol:

Saumon
06-14-2006, 06:00 PM
methinks we needs our signature ready! :o

savesthedizzle
06-14-2006, 06:00 PM
methinks we needs our signature ready! :o


I know! I'm just glad I was around to be a Djokotard this time. :D I can't let other people begin to outshine me after all this time I've spent defending him before. :lol:

Leo
06-14-2006, 06:01 PM
Allez Novak.

Scotso
06-14-2006, 06:02 PM
methinks we needs our signature ready! :o

indeed.

joeb_uk
06-14-2006, 06:03 PM
And anyway what I said was true in a sense, to be equal you have to have good condintioning. HE didnt, so he obviously wasnt equal (which he said he was), as its a huge component of performance. So what I posted wasnt really wrong.

And its quite funny to see retard comments from someone like kbf, who gets offended by every comment someone says about him :haha: Please dont complain the next time you get insulted kbf, because you are often bashing others :D

Scotso
06-14-2006, 06:22 PM
And anyway what I said was true in a sense, to be equal you have to have good condintioning. HE didnt, so he obviously wasnt equal (which he said he was), as its a huge component of performance. So what I posted wasnt really wrong.

And its quite funny to see retard comments from someone like kbf, who gets offended by every comment someone says about him :haha: Please dont complain the next time you get insulted kbf, because you are often bashing others :D

I guess this means you lost the argument and are embarrassed, since you're turning the thread into more personal attacks on me. Get over it.

oneandonlyhsn
06-14-2006, 06:38 PM
Is Djokovic the new MTF whipping boy around here? :rolleyes:

Seems like it :shrug: I dont think he said anything wrong. He felt like he was in control in the rallies, there were times he was dictating play but came up short, so nothing wrong really in what he said. Just my opinion, some people just need a player to bash :(

MariaV
06-14-2006, 06:53 PM
Is Djokovic the new MTF whipping boy around here? :rolleyes:
Well Tangy, somebody has to be. :shrug: ;)

joeb_uk
06-15-2006, 08:49 PM
KBF You are one hilarious guy, I lost no argument, I actually think my point was valid. But you are right, I would be totally embarassed if I lost it to someone like you, I would be ashamed to say the least. As I said, you are talking about "attacks" when you started this by a retard wisecrack. I have no problems with you attacking me, or insulting me; my problem is you get so offended by it, and you are the one starting off incidents like this.

ae wowww
06-15-2006, 08:57 PM
kbf you are always at the point of trouble, its because you wind people up and start these problems :rolleyes:

joeb_uk
06-15-2006, 09:01 PM
kbf you are always at the point of trouble, its because you wind people up and start these problems :rolleyes:



I have dealt with many like kbf in my lifetime, and seen many similar people. Very sly, and always pretending its nothing they do that causes the trouble. It is no co-incidence he is at the point of trouble all the time, as you can see he often starts it. Someone innocent would never attract this attention or amount of negative posts. Recently he has been starting it alot more too. I have no problem with people throwing negative comments around, but when they throw them around and complain about others throwing them around (and go crying to the moderators and get people banned, it really makes me angry :mad: ).

Scotso
06-15-2006, 09:36 PM
They got banned for their actions, not for mine. Get over it.

Scotso
06-15-2006, 09:37 PM
kbf you are always at the point of trouble, its because you wind people up and start these problems :rolleyes:



That's odd, I've always been nice to you, and to the majority or people who aren't homophobic assholes or otherwise morons.

uglyamerican
06-15-2006, 09:45 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen...the people of England. Real classy.

Chloe le Bopper
06-15-2006, 09:45 PM
Boo hoo.

uglyamerican
06-15-2006, 09:48 PM
Boo hoo.

Are you Boo hoo-ing me? :wavey: I don't get it.

revolution
06-15-2006, 09:52 PM
England obviously has something special and coveted about it, hence the reason people keep bashing it :wavey:

uglyamerican
06-15-2006, 09:55 PM
A puppet government?

JimmyV
06-15-2006, 09:57 PM
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/5430/m491812128200is.jpg

Chloe le Bopper
06-15-2006, 09:58 PM
Are you Boo hoo-ing me? :wavey: I don't get it.
I was boo hooing the post before yours :p

Johnny Groove
06-15-2006, 09:58 PM
YES! another thread for bashing, namecalling, insults and hilarity!

A puppet government?

and country wars! :bigclap:

Chloe le Bopper
06-15-2006, 09:59 PM
England obviously has something special and coveted about it, hence the reason people keep bashing it :wavey:
Special... perhaps.

Coveted... not so much.

;)

lucindia
06-15-2006, 10:01 PM
Ajde Nole!!!

Raquel
06-15-2006, 10:12 PM
A puppet government?
I don't agree with everything Tony Blair has done over the years but I think I still would prefer him in charge than George W. How Tony Blair ended up in a topic about Novak Djokovic, I don't know, but there he is ;)

lucindia
06-15-2006, 10:13 PM
I don't agree with everything Tony Blair has done over the years but I think I still would prefer him in charge than George W. How Tony Blair ended up in a topic about Novak Djokovic, I don't know, but there he is ;)
:lol:

Johnny Groove
06-15-2006, 10:25 PM
I don't agree with everything Tony Blair has done over the years but I think I still would prefer him in charge than George W. How Tony Blair ended up in a topic about Novak Djokovic, I don't know, but there he is ;)

Nole+Wanting british citizenship+MTF=Tony Blair:yeah:

Raquel
06-15-2006, 10:28 PM
Nole+Wanting british citizenship+MTF=Tony Blair:yeah:
;)

We'll take Nole! We'll take anyone. Any waifs and strays with good prospects are all welcome :p

revolution
06-15-2006, 10:30 PM
Special... perhaps.

Coveted... not so much.

;)

:sad:

That could change on July 9 though :cool:

uglyamerican
06-15-2006, 10:31 PM
Go to a window right now and scream, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore."

I'm thinking of starting a bird-watching thread in Non-Tennis. There's this yellow bird outside my house and I can't think of what it is called.

uglyamerican
06-15-2006, 10:32 PM
;)

We'll take Nole! We'll take anyone. Any waifs and strays with good prospects are all welcome :p

Hands off our huddled masses, John Bull.

Raquel
06-15-2006, 10:33 PM
Go to a window right now and scream, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore."


OK I did. Some guy just shouted "Jump then!"

uglyamerican
06-15-2006, 10:34 PM
I like your avvy, Raquel. Roger dresses well, off court.

scoobs
06-15-2006, 11:06 PM
;)

We'll take Nole! We'll take anyone. Any waifs and strays with good prospects are all welcome :p
And then we'll spend the next decade ripping their career to shreds and looking down on them for not having the misfortune to be born on this fair isle.

Andy Murray is already cracking - we'd better get replacement cannon-fodder lined up for the tabloids.

Billabong
06-15-2006, 11:08 PM
Nole:hearts:

Raquel
06-15-2006, 11:08 PM
And then we'll spend the next decade ripping their career to shreds and looking down on them for not having the misfortune to be born on this fair isle.


True, sadly. His decision to not play for Britain is wise. It's not worth the hassle really.

scoobs
06-15-2006, 11:10 PM
A puppet government?
A puppet Govt implies someone is pulling the strings.

Given they all act like it's teabreak on the Thunderbirds set, I'm not convinced. They're so incompetent there isn't even the illusion of control anymore.

El Legenda
06-15-2006, 11:10 PM
If Ljubicic said this, he would have been stoned :lol:

scoobs
06-15-2006, 11:14 PM
If Ljubicic said this, he would have been stoned :lol:
there's still time - we can get a platoon of spectators to arm themselves with rock cakes for Wimbledon.

uglyamerican
06-15-2006, 11:32 PM
scoob! If you weren't so funy I would stop making fun of England. Thunderbirds scares me. What country should I make fun of next? Australia? Ireland? How about Canada? That would be difficult because they never make the news.

scoobs
06-15-2006, 11:35 PM
scoob! If you weren't so funy I would stop making fun of England. Thunderbirds scares me. What country should I make fun of next? Australia? Ireland? How about Canada? That would be difficult because they never make the news.
What do we ever make the news for anymore? All we ever do is complain about the weather and wonder if our PM can ever recover his tongue from up President Bush's ass.

We were only ever newsworthy when we were busy invading and colonising half the planet, and, understandably, that wasn't universally popular.

mandoura
06-15-2006, 11:37 PM
I don't see anything wrong with what Nole said :shrug: . And about controlling the rallies, Castafiore had a very plausible explanation for it.

Luka Matic
06-15-2006, 11:40 PM
Ha, ha, ha... Nole to play for GBR? What's the problem? Can't make good players so you have to "take" them? Offer money so they play for you? That's sooo sad and patetic!!!

Bravo Nole! ! !

uglyamerican
06-15-2006, 11:42 PM
What do we ever make the news for anymore? All we ever do is complain about the weather and wonder if our PM can ever recover his tongue from up President Bush's ass.

We were only ever newsworthy when we were busy invading and colonising half the planet, and, understandably, that wasn't universally popular.

I watch BBC news. American news channels make you dumber. BBC news has an awesome format. First: A disaster, preferably in poor country. Second: Incomprehensible Economic news item. Third: Political scandal.

scoobs
06-15-2006, 11:47 PM
I watch BBC news. American news channels make you dumber. BBC news has an awesome format. First: A disaster, preferably in poor country. Second: Incomprehensible Economic news item. Third: Political scandal.
I avoid American news sources so I don't have to see or hear from the likes of Ann Coulter - that harpie makes me want to commit serious violence.

Still, I'd watch BBC News with caution - they thought Ollie Rochus was French today

(see what I did there? Trying to move this back in the general direction of the topic) :)

uglyamerican
06-16-2006, 12:01 AM
Yeah. The BBCsport website has made a couple of errors lately, calling qualifiers 'Lucky Losers.' And they said Brave Tim's rankings drop would prevent him from making the field at the Rome Masters even though the entry list had already been made.

Phunkadelicious
06-16-2006, 12:03 AM
Oh good I was really hoping that one of these moronic threads about Nole would be created today! Thanks lame ass!!!

drf716
06-16-2006, 01:42 AM
the first time i saw novak was during the AO 05 first round against safin.
he was totally annihilated but i guess he improved now.

Scotso
06-16-2006, 02:38 AM
I was boo hooing the post before yours :p

??

Scotso
06-16-2006, 02:40 AM
If Ljubicic said this, he would have been stoned :lol:

Nole didn't even say this, and he got stoned. Thanks.

uglyamerican
06-16-2006, 04:14 AM
I'm going to start this thread: "Does Djokovic skin babies alive?"

kindablue
06-16-2006, 09:25 AM
I'm going to start this thread: "Does Djokovic skin babies alive?"

:lol:

scoobs
06-16-2006, 09:51 AM
Yes he does. And I BET HE MAKES THE PARENTS WATCH. ;)
Don't be ridiculous.

That would be cruel.

He kills them first then skins them while the parents are forced to watch.

Never let it be said he's not humane.