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Good luck Novak in Cincinnati! (Jess and Nole are here, and ready to kick some ass!)

savesthedizzle
07-31-2006, 02:34 PM
A short message to Novak Djokovic:

Dear Novak,

Please come to Cincinnati. I was hoping to see you at Roland Garros, but I was only there the first Sunday and you weren't on the practice list so I didn't even get to see you practice. I was looking forward to seeing you in Queens, but then you got injured, and I was VERY excited to see you in Toronto because I was going to be there almost all week, but then you got injured, so as a favor to one of your first and most dedicated fans, please come to Cincinnati. I will only be there until Tuesday, so if you could come and just win one match, it would make her a happy girl just to get to see you play just once this year.

Love,
Jess


Good luck Novak in Cincinnati :D He played well in a first round loss against Gonzalez last year :) I'd love to see him go deep!

MilanDokic
07-31-2006, 06:51 PM
It's 99% sure that Novak will play Cincinnati!

TMJordan
07-31-2006, 06:56 PM
Is he not coming to Toronto forsure?

Spanish_Powaa
07-31-2006, 06:58 PM
He won't play in Toronto ? Why ? :confused:

savesthedizzle
07-31-2006, 07:07 PM
Only 99%. :sad:

savesthedizzle
08-02-2006, 03:13 PM
*bumped since Novak made me cry today*

uglyamerican
08-04-2006, 11:04 PM
He won't play in Toronto ? Why ? :confused:

Because he doesn't really like playing tennis.

Scotso
08-05-2006, 05:13 AM
Good luck Nole :D

MilanDokic
08-06-2006, 11:15 AM
This tournament (Masters Series) Nole will play next!

Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: August 14-20, 2006
Draw Size: 64
Surface: Hard
Prize Money: $2,200,000
Tournament Director: Bruce Flory
Ticket Hotline:
1-513/651-0303
Website: cincytennis.com

belco
08-06-2006, 11:58 AM
GOOD LUCK NOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

savesthedizzle
08-06-2006, 12:07 PM
(I don't know what was wrong with this thread that Milan made another one. :sad: )

Good luck Nole, ajde!

Björki
08-06-2006, 12:08 PM
adje Nole :bounce:

Björki
08-06-2006, 12:08 PM
Milan we already have a thread for Cincy!

janhernych44
08-08-2006, 09:13 PM
I can't wait to see Nole!!! I'm gunna take so many pictures!!! Hopefully with him too!

MilanDokic
08-08-2006, 09:44 PM
Nole is practicing in Belgrade these days in Pionir!

savesthedizzle
08-09-2006, 03:00 AM
Do you know when he's leaving for Cincinnati?

Scotso
08-09-2006, 04:31 AM
Hopefully tomorrow. :p

savesthedizzle
08-09-2006, 01:09 PM
Hopefully tomorrow. :p


:yeah:

I won't be happy until I hear he's on a plane.

savesthedizzle
08-10-2006, 03:29 AM
I'm so excited about Cincy :D :D :D

Andy Murray has been taking Nole's place this week in Toronto but I'm ready to give my heart back to its true master. ;)

Scotso
08-10-2006, 03:36 AM
Andy? :tape:

Björki
08-10-2006, 06:43 AM
Murray :eek:

PennyThePenguin
08-10-2006, 12:55 PM
Andy Murray has been taking Nole's place this week in Toronto but I'm ready to give my heart back to its true master. ;)


:scared:

Björki
08-10-2006, 01:26 PM
:haha:

savesthedizzle
08-10-2006, 11:00 PM
Well Murray and Gasquet... but slightly more Murray :p :lol:

So when is Novak leaving? Tomorrow I hope :D :lol:

uglyamerican
08-11-2006, 11:00 PM
Fun draw.

Interesting test against Jarrko in the first round. Then Benneteau/Serra winner in round 2. Then Robredo/Gasquet/Malisse/Miryi winner. Then Ljubicic in QF. Then Nadal, Blake or someone else in the SF.

Novak is in the weakest Quarter in the tournament. Time to step up and take advantage of the luck.

savesthedizzle
08-11-2006, 11:58 PM
THIS IS THE WEAKEST QUARTER? fjalfjwlkfjwkljsf. I haven't looked at the rest of it yet... :p

The draw sucks. :p

(7) Robredo v Gasquet
Mirnyi v Malisse
Serra v Benneteau
Djokovic v (12) Nieminen

IF he gets past Nieminen *sigh* there are still Robredo and Gasquet in there...

But I think I may have seen the back of his head today as I drove past the venue (if he is here) :p

ezekiel
08-12-2006, 12:06 AM
Hi Jess have a good time in Cincy :worship:

As far as the draw , It's fairly hard on surface. I watched Nieminen this week and he is definitelly beatable. His serve is pathetic and he moonballs a lot . So if Novak is in good form hopefully he should beat him. After that it's more interesting with Bennetau who looked much better than Nieminen and beat Novak on hard court at Indian Wells earlier in the year. That should be a match. After that It's Gasquet or Robredo and that is tought with Gasquet especially but very exciting with Novak having a lot of chance. All in all an exciting draw with lots of good matches to test :)

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 12:13 AM
Hi :) I'll attempt to have a good time. I'll have a better time if Nole wins :p

:secret: I'd have had a better time if he was in Toronto where I could have seen three of his matches instead of only one here in Cincy but he needed rest, so this is all I get. :sad: I'm scared it's going to be a loss. I didn't watch any of Nieminen in Toronto but was his draw so weak that he could just make it to the QFs without playing well? :scratch:

uglyamerican
08-12-2006, 12:17 AM
Weather forcast for Cincy looks a bit hot and humid on Monday.:o Tuesday not as bad.

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 12:30 AM
Weather forcast for Cincy looks a bit hot and humid on Monday.:o Tuesday not as bad.


Ugh..... there's still a few days, it might change.

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 12:31 AM
Novak is HERE!

(says Milan)

:D

He arrived last night. I hope he is getting A LOT of practice in because he hasn't played on hard courts in quite a long time.

TMJordan
08-12-2006, 12:52 AM
I watched Nieminem play Italian qualifier Davide Sanguinetti yesterday and Jarkko really looked bad, he should have lost Davide had the crowd behind him but just couldnt capatolize on his match points in the third set tie breaker, I havent seen Nole play hardcourts in a while, the rest should mean Nole is in top shape and he really shouldnt have any trouble with Jarkko.

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 12:58 AM
I watched Nieminem play Italian qualifier Davide Sanguinetti yesterday and Jarkko really looked bad, he should have lost Davide had the crowd behind him but just couldnt capatolize on his match points in the third set tie breaker, I havent seen Nole play hardcourts in a while, the rest should mean Nole is in top shape and he really shouldnt have any trouble with Jarkko.


I hope you're right. :smooch:

TMJordan
08-12-2006, 01:04 AM
I hope you're right. :smooch:

You gonna goto the qualifiers in cincy? I havent seen the list yet..I think there is a better field in cincy compared to toronto...why dont you stay for 2 of Nole's matches, I was looking on the cincy website and it seems the tickets are a fair bit cheaper compared to toronto.

Did you not end up going to the Nadal/Santoro doubles match? it was pretty cool, I watched the first set. I thought you wanted to see that Serbian guy..

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 01:06 AM
You gonna goto the qualifiers in cincy? I havent seen the list yet..I think there is a better field in cincy compared to toronto...why dont you stay for 2 of Nole's matches, I was looking on the cincy website and it seems the tickets are a fair bit cheaper compared to toronto.

Did you not end up going to the Nadal/Santoro doubles match? it was pretty cool, I watched the first set. I thought you wanted to see that Serbian guy..


I didn't. We decided to just leave and pack up and stuff so we could leave early this morning. :sad:

I am going to qualifying but I can't stay any extra days as it would cost more $$ and I can't take more days off of work. :sad:

TMJordan
08-12-2006, 01:13 AM
I didn't. We decided to just leave and pack up and stuff so we could leave early this morning. :sad:

I am going to qualifying but I can't stay any extra days as it would cost more $$ and I can't take more days off of work. :sad:


Thats to bad, but qualifying should be good, its a solid field and you get to see Nole so its all good.

qualifying is tommorow right? is the draw out?

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 01:32 AM
Thats to bad, but qualifying should be good, its a solid field and you get to see Nole so its all good.

qualifying is tommorow right? is the draw out?

It IS tomorrow but the draw isn't out yet. :lol: I keep checking for it obsessively. It starts at 10 am tomorrow morning. :lol:

TMJordan
08-12-2006, 01:56 AM
It IS tomorrow but the draw isn't out yet. :lol: I keep checking for it obsessively. It starts at 10 am tomorrow morning. :lol:

Yah thats werid that its not out yet. Lee is prob the best guy on the qualifier list

Whoa just looked at the draw and saw a Clement/Rafa 2nd round match, 2 of my favorite players...outside of Nole ofcourse, dammit here in gay Canada they arent even putting this on tv! what do i do?

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 01:57 AM
Yah thats werid that its not out yet. Lee is prob the best guy on the qualifier list

Whoa just looked at the draw and saw a Clement/Rafa 2nd round match, 2 of my favorite players...outside of Nole ofcourse, dammit here in gay Canada they arent even putting this on tv! what do i do?


Aww.

Come down here for a few days and see it in person ;) It's only about a 8.5 hour drive from Toronto.

TMJordan
08-12-2006, 02:02 AM
ahhhh you know I really would...but i kinda lost all my money this week betting and losing this week..next year I will goto Montreal and maybe Cincy. I really wana goto the USO but I bet its alot of money eh?

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 02:28 AM
ahhhh you know I really would...but i kinda lost all my money this week betting and losing this week..next year I will goto Montreal and maybe Cincy. I really wana goto the USO but I bet its alot of money eh?


I've never been to the USO during the main draw... this will be my first year for that... but qualifying is free :D

Have you been to the Montreal tournament before? I liked it last year :yeah: I think next year I am just doing Cincy for the whole week.

TMJordan
08-12-2006, 02:35 AM
I've never been to the USO during the main draw... this will be my first year for that... but qualifying is free :D

Have you been to the Montreal tournament before? I liked it last year :yeah: I think next year I am just doing Cincy for the whole week.

Do you know how much the USO is?..Id probaly want to go for the whole first week..

Nah I didnt have a car last year, how would i get ther?! lol. Was Montreal better than Toronto?

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 02:41 AM
Do you know how much the USO is?..Id probaly want to go for the whole first week..

Nah I didnt have a car last year, how would i get ther?! lol. Was Montreal better than Toronto?


:lol: You could have taken a bus or something! Me and a few friends went up for like 3 days.

I don't really remember too much about the tournament itself. I had a good time. A negative thing was that half the grandstand is reserved seating so unless you have grand stand tickets you can only sit in the upper section. But the upper section is not at all bad, so it wasn't too bad. I liked being at the tournament better because we stayed a bit away from the site and took the metro and where we stayed there were plenty of bars and places to eat, etc. :shrug: I had a good time. But don't get nachos there, at the tournament. They're awful :)


I don't know how much the USO is, but they probably have some sort of package deal for the first week if you check out the website :)

TMJordan
08-12-2006, 03:10 AM
:lol: You could have taken a bus or something! Me and a few friends went up for like 3 days.

I don't really remember too much about the tournament itself. I had a good time. A negative thing was that half the grandstand is reserved seating so unless you have grand stand tickets you can only sit in the upper section. But the upper section is not at all bad, so it wasn't too bad. I liked being at the tournament better because we stayed a bit away from the site and took the metro and where we stayed there were plenty of bars and places to eat, etc. :shrug: I had a good time. But don't get nachos there, at the tournament. They're awful :)


I don't know how much the USO is, but they probably have some sort of package deal for the first week if you check out the website :)

Cool, Cool.

You get to see some good players tommorow in the qualifiers, chear on Davide for me, I really like the old guy.

Scotso
08-12-2006, 04:38 AM
The draw sucks. :p

(7) Robredo v Gasquet
Mirnyi v Malisse
Serra v Benneteau
Djokovic v (12) Nieminen

Not so bad, I would think his game matches up well against the likes of Nieminen. He can overpower him quite easily.

Gasquet will have a typical meltdown after a good week in Toronto, Robredo has been pretty poor lately and Malisse and Mirnyi don't really instill fear.

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 04:39 AM
Not so bad, I would think his game matches up well against the likes of Nieminen. He can overpower him quite easily.

Gasquet will have a typical meltdown after a good week in Toronto, Robredo has been pretty poor lately and Malisse and Mirnyi don't really instill fear.


I'm scared that he hasn't played on hard courts in a very long time. All the rest of those guys were in Toronto at least getting some matches in.

Scotso
08-12-2006, 04:44 AM
Hard courts, clay courts... meh... it doesn't affect how the ball leaves your racquet. :p

Scotso
08-12-2006, 04:46 AM
oooo Jessita, you can see Chiudi tomorrow :hearts:

Scotso
08-12-2006, 04:52 AM
I think they let Roddick pick his draw.

TMJordan
08-12-2006, 04:58 AM
Not so bad, I would think his game matches up well against the likes of Nieminen. He can overpower him quite easily.

Gasquet will have a typical meltdown after a good week in Toronto, Robredo has been pretty poor lately and Malisse and Mirnyi don't really instill fear.


Malisse doesnt instill fear?

If he is on I would say he is definatly one of the toughest guys to play on hard courts in the entire ATP, lets just say I hope Nole doesnt have to play him, its not an easy draw for Nole, its time for him to show he can beat some good hard court tennis players.

Björki
08-12-2006, 08:45 AM
good luck to Nole :bounce:

PennyThePenguin
08-12-2006, 12:26 PM
CMON NOLE!!! make jess and the rest of us happy!!!! :bounce:

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 12:28 PM
I'm going to quallies today... I'll be cheering on Troicki and Zimonjic and Gimelstob, lol. :bounce: Hopefully I'll do A LOT of Nole watching too ;)

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 01:23 PM
All you guys going please take lots and lots of photos!

I'll do my part at AO


You don't need to worry. I will probably have at least 400-500 pictures of Nole by the time I leave Cincinnati. It's just a question of how to share them all with you :)

Super-Fabio
08-12-2006, 01:54 PM
Good luck Nole!

001
08-12-2006, 02:57 PM
nole will kick some buts over there....i just hope he had a good preparation period and that his shoulder wont make problems to him...he will need to play his best tennis now!
vamos novak!!!

jess, sweety, have a great time theere! maby one day we'll both TOGETHER enjoy in watchin novak's matches!!!kisses

Scotso
08-12-2006, 08:38 PM
Malisse doesnt instill fear?

If he is on I would say he is definatly one of the toughest guys to play on hard courts in the entire ATP, lets just say I hope Nole doesnt have to play him, its not an easy draw for Nole, its time for him to show he can beat some good hard court tennis players.

And he is on.... 0.5% of the time?

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 11:48 PM
nole will kick some buts over there....i just hope he had a good preparation period and that his shoulder wont make problems to him...he will need to play his best tennis now!
vamos novak!!!

jess, sweety, have a great time theere! maby one day we'll both TOGETHER enjoy in watchin novak's matches!!!kisses


His shoulder is just fine. Don't worry. :kiss:

Awww Nikola :smooch: Some day we will :) :couple:

savesthedizzle
08-12-2006, 11:53 PM
So I watched Nole practice with Baghdatis today (for the second day in a row and it seems to be the plan that they'll practice again tomorrow.) They were having a great time, joking around saying, "If you break me now I'll buy you dinner" and such. At the end, Nole didn't want to play a TB so he's like "Can you break me now please?" and Marcos was like "You want me to break you?" and Nole was like "Yes please." :lol: They seem to get along really well though :) I'm glad Novak has a new friend.

And then...

at the end...

I met him. :inlove: And we took a picture together. And he's the sweetest most lovely guy ever.

No one knew who he was though. I had to educate the entire crowd who thought he was just Baghdatis's hitting partner. :rolleyes: But yeah, the embarrassing thing is how I met him.

My mom asked him to sign our program and she's like "And this is my daughter Jessica who writes for your website" LOL and he like, was excited and was like "OH! HI! IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU!" and shook my hand. And I was like "Hey can we take a picture together later?" And he's like "Yeah of course!" so he packed up and then came over and stooped down to my level and put his arm around me and he looks SOOOOO cute in the pic. I look far less cute. :lol: But yeah, I'm in love with him and he seemed surprised that someone talked to him because really no one else there even had a clue. But he was really sweet and like... :yeah:

PennyThePenguin
08-13-2006, 01:19 AM
owwwww.........that sounds fuuunnnnnn..... PICS WE WANT PICS!!! :) Thanks jess!!!

TMJordan
08-13-2006, 02:42 AM
And he is on.... 0.5% of the time?


I guess the matches I watched of him this week, against Davy,Schrichipan and Thomas Johansson where he did not drop a set says he is not in top form heading into cincy, oh and not to mention, he took a set of king fed...just saying look out.

ezekiel
08-13-2006, 02:42 AM
that's sweet , you must have been excited and he must have been happy to be recognized :)

Anyway I hope we see some pics but I understand if you keep some private :p

TMJordan
08-13-2006, 02:45 AM
So I watched Nole practice with Baghdatis today (for the second day in a row and it seems to be the plan that they'll practice again tomorrow.) They were having a great time, joking around saying, "If you break me now I'll buy you dinner" and such. At the end, Nole didn't want to play a TB so he's like "Can you break me now please?" and Marcos was like "You want me to break you?" and Nole was like "Yes please." :lol: They seem to get along really well though :) I'm glad Novak has a new friend.

And then...

at the end...

I met him. :inlove: And we took a picture together. And he's the sweetest most lovely guy ever.

No one knew who he was though. I had to educate the entire crowd who thought he was just Baghdatis's hitting partner. :rolleyes: But yeah, the embarrassing thing is how I met him.

My mom asked him to sign our program and she's like "And this is my daughter Jessica who writes for your website" LOL and he like, was excited and was like "OH! HI! IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU!" and shook my hand. And I was like "Hey can we take a picture together later?" And he's like "Yeah of course!" so he packed up and then came over and stooped down to my level and put his arm around me and he looks SOOOOO cute in the pic. I look far less cute. :lol: But yeah, I'm in love with him and he seemed surprised that someone talked to him because really no one else there even had a clue. But he was really sweet and like... :yeah:

Sweet!

Lets see that pic! lol

savesthedizzle
08-13-2006, 02:51 AM
that's sweet , you must have been excited and he must have been happy to be recognized :)

Anyway I hope we see some pics but I understand if you keep some private :p


I'm sending some pictures and videos to Milan for the website :)

Some of them I keep just for myself :)

savesthedizzle
08-13-2006, 02:51 AM
The pic of me and Novak.... well I'm still undecided on if that is getting shared with the world or not :p

TMJordan
08-13-2006, 02:58 AM
Jess, do you know what model racquet Nole uses?

savesthedizzle
08-13-2006, 03:04 AM
Jess, do you know what model racquet Nole uses?


Ummmmmm I haven't the foggiest idea... it is most likely on the website. Check www.novak-djokovic.com :)

TMJordan
08-13-2006, 03:06 AM
Ummmmmm I haven't the foggiest idea... it is most likely on the website. Check www.novak-djokovic.com :)

Yah I know he uses a Wilson just not sure which model, cuz I have to get a new racquet and I might gets Noles.

TMJordan
08-13-2006, 03:09 AM
Oh and Jess, how did he look on hardcourts practicing? I dont really remember his game on hardcourts, No physical problems and he should be ready for Jarkko?..oh and is the match Monday or Tuesday?

savesthedizzle
08-13-2006, 03:38 AM
Oh and Jess, how did he look on hardcourts practicing? I dont really remember his game on hardcourts, No physical problems and he should be ready for Jarkko?..oh and is the match Monday or Tuesday?


I have no clue if the match is Monday or Tuesday. :lol:

He looked good. I mean it was only practice but he looked great against Baghdatis when they were playing a set ;) Lots of lovely winners :p He was hitting nice and deep. Baghdatis applauded a few of his shots during the session.

Ummm the only thing a tad alarming was that he was complaining about the heat when today was an absolutely beautiful day and probably the coolest it will be all week. He *might* have been joking... I'm not really sure. I really hope he was.... so take that with a grain of salt.

But his game looked good today. The arm/shoulder didn't seem to be hindering him at all... I think he's good to go :)

TMJordan
08-13-2006, 03:50 AM
I have no clue if the match is Monday or Tuesday. :lol:

He looked good. I mean it was only practice but he looked great against Baghdatis when they were playing a set ;) Lots of lovely winners :p He was hitting nice and deep. Baghdatis applauded a few of his shots during the session.

Ummm the only thing a tad alarming was that he was complaining about the heat when today was an absolutely beautiful day and probably the coolest it will be all week. He *might* have been joking... I'm not really sure. I really hope he was.... so take that with a grain of salt.

But his game looked good today. The arm/shoulder didn't seem to be hindering him at all... I think he's good to go :)


Dont you mean "he might have been Djoking" lol.

Jarkko looked real week when I saw him on Thursday, I think Nole will be to much for him.

savesthedizzle
08-13-2006, 03:52 AM
Dont you mean "he might have been Djoking" lol.

Jarkko looked real week when I saw him on Thursday, I think Nole will be to much for him.


Oh god, I hate all those plays on words. :o Nole jokes or "djokes" quite a bit, so I'm going to go with that ;) Because it really was gorgeous outside today. :lol:

Scotso
08-13-2006, 04:29 AM
Congrats Jessita :D

I'm a bit jealous ;) Tennis players are always nice when you spot them and no one else knows who they are. Severine was awesome :hearts:

I usually cut myself out of the pictures with players and post just the player :p

Scotso
08-13-2006, 04:32 AM
Jarkko never looks "great" but he's a crafty player and finds ways to win, I think Nole would beat him but it's not a walkover.

uglyamerican
08-13-2006, 05:05 AM
No seeds are allowed to drop out. It would be fun if Nole got Federer's seed, though.

Novak Dj
08-13-2006, 06:50 AM
Now some pics :p

:bigclap: :bigclap: We want pictures :bigclap: :bigclap: we want pictures :bigclap: :bigclap:

P.s. Without any cut. :wavey:

Björki
08-13-2006, 09:13 AM
Nole is playing doubles with Verdasco :)
what a lovely team :inlove:

http://www.cincytennis.com/en/assets/common/download_redirector.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2006/422/MDD.pdf

savesthedizzle
08-13-2006, 01:11 PM
Nole is playing doubles with Verdasco :)
what a lovely team :inlove:

http://www.cincytennis.com/en/assets/common/download_redirector.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2006/422/MDD.pdf


:drool:

Can they PLEASE play while I'm still here? :drool: :drool: :drool:

uglyamerican
08-13-2006, 10:20 PM
Looks like he'll play on Tuesday.

savesthedizzle
08-13-2006, 10:48 PM
Tuesday? :bigcry:

Who the hell am I supposed to watch TOMORROW? :lol:

PennyThePenguin
08-14-2006, 03:02 AM
Tuesday? :bigcry:

Who the hell am I supposed to watch TOMORROW? :lol:


uhm...........everyone else :angel: have a good time jess!!! despite the lack of novak :awww:

savesthedizzle
08-14-2006, 03:06 AM
uhm...........everyone else :angel: have a good time jess!!! despite the lack of novak :awww:


I'll just have to watch him practice ;)

PennyThePenguin
08-14-2006, 03:35 AM
even better!! up close and personal :angel:

Scotso
08-14-2006, 03:36 AM
Nole is playing doubles with Verdasco :)
what a lovely team :inlove:

http://www.cincytennis.com/en/assets/common/download_redirector.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2006/422/MDD.pdf

that is so freakin' hot :drool:

uglyamerican
08-14-2006, 07:00 PM
Benneteau lost to Serra.

savesthedizzle
08-15-2006, 03:15 AM
I am living on Court 3 tomorrow ;)

I think Nole is scared of me.

AHHH I AM SO EXCITED FOR TOMORROW!

uglyamerican
08-15-2006, 03:25 AM
There's worse things to be than scary.

Court 3 line-up is quite sexay...Max, Berdych, then Nole. *drools*

And the sexay doubles team, if the rain-delayed matches don't F up the schedule.

savesthedizzle
08-15-2006, 03:26 AM
There's worse things to be than scary.

Court 3 line-up is quite sexay...Max, Berdych, then Nole. *drools*


Most importantly.. NOLE TWICE! :drool:

PennyThePenguin
08-15-2006, 03:27 AM
Most importantly.. NOLE TWICE! :drool:


:) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

savesthedizzle
08-15-2006, 03:34 AM
I watched him and Nando practice today. :drool: :drool:

I also took some weird picture of them when they were talking to eachother and then suddenly started grabbing their crotches. I don't know what that was about but I was amused :p

PennyThePenguin
08-15-2006, 03:39 AM
initiation rite? :shrug:

or a bad case of the itch

savesthedizzle
08-15-2006, 03:40 AM
initiation rite? :shrug:

or a bad case of the itch


They both did it at the same time... like they both squatted a bit and then grabbed themselves. :rolls: Definitely an initiation rite. :lol:

PennyThePenguin
08-15-2006, 03:42 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

TMJordan
08-15-2006, 04:18 AM
Good Luck Nole!

Beat Jarkko!

_sanja_
08-15-2006, 06:17 PM
hey hey!

I`m new here and I feel a bit uncomfortable...anyway, I`m a big Djoko`s fan for almost 1 year now and I decided to register here cos it`s a great forum;)I know I`m a little out of topic so I hope I`m not disturbing anyone or anything...so, that`s it-my first post=) feel free to ask me if u want to know something more about me...

bye, sanja

(I hope u will accept me as one of u...)

Björki
08-15-2006, 06:30 PM
Hi _sanja_ :wavey: welcome :D

Good luck to Nole :bounce:

Björki
08-15-2006, 06:32 PM
I watched him and Nando practice today. :drool: :drool:

I also took some weird picture of them when they were talking to eachother and then suddenly started grabbing their crotches. I don't know what that was about but I was amused :p

:haha:

ezekiel
08-15-2006, 08:03 PM
4-3 Novak

Why can't he break him :eek:

Björki
08-15-2006, 08:43 PM
Novak wins first 7-6 :)

uglyamerican
08-15-2006, 08:44 PM
There was just a long break at 1-2 in the second set. Wonder what that was all about?

Björki
08-15-2006, 09:17 PM
Nole def. Nieminen 7-6, 6-4 :banana:

uglyamerican
08-15-2006, 09:19 PM
Nice win despite low 1st serve %. 50% in the first set, 58% in the second. Always good to beat a tough opponent when you're not serving well.

ezekiel
08-15-2006, 09:21 PM
I don't know why he had so few breakpoints but served pretty well, a good win. Next match , Florent Serra

Natasha250688
08-15-2006, 09:21 PM
That was a tough one but he made it :bounce:
Serra should be easier :dance:

CassL
08-15-2006, 09:26 PM
Good job Nole. Seems he played the big points better. Can't wait to hear Jess's report.

_sanja_
08-15-2006, 09:28 PM
nice win!bravo nole:)

adee-gee
08-15-2006, 09:42 PM
According to Jess, Nole almost quit early on.....he was struggling to breathe the whole match, but managed to win....but at the end of the match, as he was leaving he called for his coach and collapsed....Troicki came running to help him....That's all I really know, I'm sure she'll give more details when she gets back :sad:

Piggy
08-15-2006, 09:49 PM
Congratulation Nole :yeah: :bigclap:

Björki
08-15-2006, 09:49 PM
Poor Nole :hug:

CassL
08-15-2006, 09:56 PM
According to Jess, Nole almost quit early on.....he was struggling to breathe the whole match, but managed to win....but at the end of the match, as he was leaving he called for his coach and collapsed....Troicki came running to help him....That's all I really know, I'm sure she'll give more details when she gets back :sad:


What? :eek: :sad:

Why do these things keep happening to him?

_sanja_
08-15-2006, 09:57 PM
poor boy...:( what`s wrong with him???

ezekiel
08-15-2006, 10:22 PM
let's not over react until the story comes out, at least he won and let's remember USO lat year , yeah I know :rolleyes: , after the first match he was better thereafter

Scotso
08-15-2006, 10:28 PM
Not so bad, I would think his game matches up well against the likes of Nieminen. He can overpower him quite easily.

Gasquet will have a typical meltdown after a good week in Toronto, Robredo has been pretty poor lately and Malisse and Mirnyi don't really instill fear.

:angel:

Seems I was right about Gasquet and Malisse :p

Scotso
08-15-2006, 10:29 PM
Congrats Nole :bounce:

I refuse to get upset about the "collapse" until we know that Nole's really suffering... both he and Jess can be a bit dramatic. :p

001
08-16-2006, 12:26 AM
i dont want to think bout next match! his health must be bether! that is the most important thing to think of now!!!!

please nole, get better! i hope that is only because of heat and sun....hope breathing problems are past....get bether man!!!

Scotso
08-16-2006, 03:06 AM
Too bad they lost the doubles :( I hope there will be some pictures of the sexy team.

I hope there was some flirting :hearts:

savesthedizzle
08-16-2006, 03:11 AM
Congrats Nole :bounce:

I refuse to get upset about the "collapse" until we know that Nole's really suffering... both he and Jess can be a bit dramatic. :p


Scott, it was exactly as I described. Viktor had to support him back to the locker room. A linesperson carried his bag up the stairs for him even. He looked REALLY bad. Like I said, it's hard to really see how serious this breathing issue is until you see it in person and see him gasping for air every single point. Anyway, when he came back for doubles after a nice long break in the AC, it was cooler and shaded and he was fine. He'll be fine to play his singles... hopefully it will be a tad cooler for him. :(

savesthedizzle
08-16-2006, 03:12 AM
There was just a long break at 1-2 in the second set. Wonder what that was all about?


Injury time out. Nole called the trainer, took two pills, play continued.

Novak Dj
08-16-2006, 07:23 AM
Novak won. :worship: Nole will be among top24 seeds in NY for sure. :worship: If he wins today he will be probably top20 player. :worship: :worship: :worship: Good luck in 2nd round.

But, I`m not happy, I`m very scared because he has that problems and he must del with it no matter how long will it take... Nole. :wavey:

ezekiel
08-16-2006, 08:05 AM
Scott, it was exactly as I described. Viktor had to support him back to the locker room. A linesperson carried his bag up the stairs for him even. He looked REALLY bad. Like I said, it's hard to really see how serious this breathing issue is until you see it in person and see him gasping for air every single point. Anyway, when he came back for doubles after a nice long break in the AC, it was cooler and shaded and he was fine. He'll be fine to play his singles... hopefully it will be a tad cooler for him. :(

was it humid ?

So how did he win ?

belco
08-16-2006, 10:22 AM
Keep kicking butt nole :D

AJDEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

PennyThePenguin
08-16-2006, 11:32 AM
hey hey!

I`m new here and I feel a bit uncomfortable...anyway, I`m a big Djoko`s fan for almost 1 year now and I decided to register here cos it`s a great forum;)I know I`m a little out of topic so I hope I`m not disturbing anyone or anything...so, that`s it-my first post=) feel free to ask me if u want to know something more about me...

bye, sanja

(I hope u will accept me as one of u...)


HI SANJA!!!!

PennyThePenguin
08-16-2006, 11:35 AM
Good job nole! Does anyone know if Nole and his team know exactly what's causing his breathing problems? Because it has occurred a couple of times now and I'm a little worried :sad:

sorry if it's a dumb question or I missed seeing someone theorise about it somewhere else.

Radalek
08-16-2006, 12:11 PM
As far as I can remember it only occurs in very hot and humid conditions.Last year vs Monfils he barely finished it without colapsing but later during tournament he had no problems at all.It seems that nose surgery helped him but not enough so it's not just that...Today agains Serra he'll play in almost same conditions like yesterday so we'll see what happens...
Anyway his side of the draw looks more comfortable now with Gasquet and Malisse out.Serra shouldn't cause him troubles (barring health issue) and against Robredo it will only depend on Novak and Novak alone.Tommy can't beat him if Novak plays his game.After that it should be Ljubo and that will be one to watch.I think he's capable of doing that one too so then semis vs Nadal (Berdych is out so I think Rafa will get there)...Novak gets he's chance for revenge and prize will be finals vs Roger...is this dream or is it possible??I think it's very possible.Ajde Nole:))).

savesthedizzle
08-16-2006, 12:24 PM
was it humid ?

So how did he win ?


It actually wasn't humid. It rained yesterday and today was very dry... it was just hot and not particularly breezy.

Nole won purely by determination. He was gasping for air almost every point, but he fought for it and tried to fight through it. Jarkko was running him around and Nole would do it but the second the point was over he would be bent over or squatting down to catch his breath. There were long points.. he didn't give up on a single return game. His serve is what was giving him trouble. He was really frustrated with it from the first game through to the end. When he has trouble breathing it seems that's one of the first things that goes off because at night he served great in the doubles.

Some people who had never seen Nole play before actually were talking about what quality tennis it was and I wanted to say to them "He is actually 10x better than this!"

Radalek
08-16-2006, 01:08 PM
It actually wasn't humid. It rained yesterday and today was very dry... it was just hot and not particularly breezy.

Nole won purely by determination. He was gasping for air almost every point, but he fought for it and tried to fight through it. Jarkko was running him around and Nole would do it but the second the point was over he would be bent over or squatting down to catch his breath. There were long points.. he didn't give up on a single return game. His serve is what was giving him trouble. He was really frustrated with it from the first game through to the end. When he has trouble breathing it seems that's one of the first things that goes off because at night he served great in the doubles.

Some people who had never seen Nole play before actually were talking about what quality tennis it was and I wanted to say to them "He is actually 10x better than this!"

Few questions Jess :wavey: .
Was he gasping for air all from the beginning or that occured later in first set?
Did you have impression that he would quit if he lost TB?
I saw that he had large percent of points won on his second serve.How did that second serve looked like?
How would you rate his game (barring his low first serve %) from 1 -10 (if 10 would be his best...like that second set vs Gonzo at RG)?

Thanks in advance :)

savesthedizzle
08-16-2006, 01:18 PM
Few questions Jess :wavey: .
Was he gasping for air all from the beginning or that occured later in first set?
Did you have impression that he would quit if he lost TB?
I saw that he had large percent of points won on his second serve.How did that second serve looked like?
How would you rate his game (barring his low first serve %) from 1 -10 (if 10 would be his best...like that second set vs Gonzo at RG)?

Thanks in advance :)


Some answers!!

I'd say it was actually around the fourth or fifth game in the first set. It wasn't so bad at first. I was saying quietly to myself "Take a deep breath Novak." And then from there it got worse and worse.

I did feel that he probably would have quit if he lost the TB. If he had lost the second set, I think he definitely would have. There's no way he was going three.

His second serve... well since he was having such issues serving to the one side, half the time he was not putting much on it or even worrying about placement, he was just getting it in and Jarkko just made mistakes.

Hmmm well he could have been worse, but the fact that he was still running around playing long points would make it a 3 or a 4. Maybe a 3.5. A lot of his shots were off. I mean, forehands were going long, backhands were going long. I think he was trying to battle his problem and ended up just putting too much on things.

If you have more questions I can try to answer... but now I'll be in a car for 10 hours driving home. :lol: So it might take a while ;)

Radalek
08-16-2006, 01:44 PM
Some answers!!

I'd say it was actually around the fourth or fifth game in the first set. It wasn't so bad at first. I was saying quietly to myself "Take a deep breath Novak." And then from there it got worse and worse.

I did feel that he probably would have quit if he lost the TB. If he had lost the second set, I think he definitely would have. There's no way he was going three.

His second serve... well since he was having such issues serving to the one side, half the time he was not putting much on it or even worrying about placement, he was just getting it in and Jarkko just made mistakes.

Hmmm well he could have been worse, but the fact that he was still running around playing long points would make it a 3 or a 4. Maybe a 3.5. A lot of his shots were off. I mean, forehands were going long, backhands were going long. I think he was trying to battle his problem and ended up just putting too much on things.

If you have more questions I can try to answer... but now I'll be in a car for 10 hours driving home. :lol: So it might take a while ;)

I won't bother you then ;) .Thanks for info...
If you rated his game between 3 or 4 I would say that he was lucky to have Nieminen on the other side bc he's not playing well last few weeks.If problem doesn't reoccur today he shouldn't have problems with Serra.But if it does then...I hope that Serra won't bring his best cos that would be difficult for Nole...

ezekiel
08-16-2006, 09:29 PM
he lost 4 & 4

it was weird watching the scoreboard, he went easily 3-0 and then was losing lots of games at love. I can't wait for a report from someone who was present :wavey:

Natasha250688
08-16-2006, 09:29 PM
He lost 6-4 6-4 :sad:
Now I'm really depressed and pessimistic about USO :(

SOLVE THE BREATHING PROBLEM ALREADY NOVAK!


*waiting for Jess' report

_sanja_
08-16-2006, 09:49 PM
heeeey PennyThePenguin;):D

I heard Nole lost...:( I hope he`ll be better at USO;)

(I`m happy that I went to Umag to see him playing live for a few times-not just one match...;))

Scotso
08-16-2006, 10:40 PM
Great.

Murray beats Federer and Nole loses to Serra. :rolleyes:

CassL
08-16-2006, 11:32 PM
Gosh, what the hell happened? :rolleyes:
I thought it would be a easy match after Nole led 4-1, but then he proceeded to lose 5 games in a roll. Was it the heat that was getting to him again cause he started out so well?

savesthedizzle
08-17-2006, 01:09 AM
He lost 6-4 6-4 :sad:
Now I'm really depressed and pessimistic about USO :(

SOLVE THE BREATHING PROBLEM ALREADY NOVAK!


*waiting for Jess' report


I wasn't there :sad:

I had to drive home from Cincinnati because I have work tomorrow and it's a 10 hour drive. :sad:

Novak Dj
08-17-2006, 09:15 AM
Nole :hug:

Good luck in NY! :wavey:

Radalek
08-17-2006, 09:22 AM
I want to know what happened?He had 4-1 lead and then just stopped playing.Did he have breathing problems again?Or some minor injury?He would surely cracked top 20 if he had won.He had chance to climb up to #18 and even be among top 16 seed in USO cos Hewitt and Ancic are doubtfull, they are injured.On 7 masters tournaments this year he has 3 second rounds and that's it.That's a LOT of wasted points.Look what's Murray doing with just two good masters performances.When I think where Novak would be if he played Toronto and Cincy at his level...man.I'm not happy...
Now he needs to prepare well for USO and if he manages to get to quarters or something it will somewhat compensate this...

ezekiel
08-17-2006, 10:06 AM
there is something very odd about matches like this, I remember when he played against Coria in Miami , went up 3-0 and then stopped playing. It's too bad it's a masters series and it counts no matter what , he really should be winning these matches. He has very poor results in masters events

Radalek
08-17-2006, 01:04 PM
there is something very odd about matches like this, I remember when he played against Coria in Miami , went up 3-0 and then stopped playing. It's too bad it's a masters series and it counts no matter what , he really should be winning these matches. He has very poor results in masters events

That's exactly what I'm saying.Look at his masters series results:
IW: 1'st round loss
Miami: 2'nd round loss
MC: 1'st round loss
Hamburg: 2'nd round loss
Toronto: skipped
Cincinnati: 2'nd round loss

When you look better there's even pathern there :confused: .I hope he continue good slams display at USO...

ezekiel
08-17-2006, 03:23 PM
you forgot
Madrid - failed to qualify
Paris - 2nd round ?

So masters events and some success in Australia in january at least is welcome

savesthedizzle
08-17-2006, 03:39 PM
Well his disappointing results in Masters Series are why I laugh at people who say he can't move any higher up in the rankings ;) He has practically nothing for most of the required events. If he can do better at some of those events his ranking can still greatly improve :)

Scotso
08-18-2006, 12:01 AM
At least he's been doing fairly well in grand slams.

Next year will be his year in the masters series events for sure :worship:

tashanv
08-18-2006, 01:21 AM
Hey guys :wavey: !I was at the Novak match wednesday,And let me say he is just as hot in person as he is on tv :hearts: :inlove: !Here's the thing we were on the center court watching Andy Murray and Roger Federer when we decided to leave when they showed that Novak was playing and winning 3/0 on the score board.So then when we got over there and to are surprise Novak and Serra were on serve 3/4 :eek: !!!That was shocking!There was not that many people there,so we got a really close seat and being that it was on court 4 it was really close!!!I was clapping and sheering my ass off for Novak which was a little awkward being that no one else was except for a few Novak fans(But they only would clap when I would)and after awhile I felt really bad for Serra being that no one and I mean no one was clapping for him,except for his coach and the rest of the people that came with him,and what was funny is that every time I would clap or say go Novak Serras people would all look over at me and either smile at me or just have a weird look on there face.And also Novak kept looking over at me and he even gave me a smile a couple of times(which was a little piece of heaven :inlove: )!!!!Oh and let me tell you guys Novak got soooooo mad at a guy in the audience!Here's what happened Novak missed a point and he was like god and put his head down and the guy yells at him keep your head up Novak just trying to be nice I think,but that was not how Novak took it,he stared right at the guy for like a minute with the most pissed off look on his face,and then like two minutes later when he held his serve he was walking to his chair with his racket and a ball in his hands and he almost threw the ball at the guy with his racket but he decided not to being that he would have gotten disqualified from the match!But he kept staring at the guy for almost the whole match!I know Novak wanted to beat the living hell out of the guy!My friend Evan was like man I would hate to be that guy and my other friend Jamie said yeah I would never want to piss Novak off!But It really was awesome to see him that close!!!And to tell you the truth I have no idea how Novak was up 3/0 because Serra was hitting the ball so hard and not making any errors and Novak on the other hand was hitting the ball just as hard but was just making alotte of errors!And when Novak lost he had to walk right past us being that was his only way out and of course every one was asking for pictures and autographs and me being a dumb ass I had no camera to take a picture with him or no paper for him to write on so I told him to sign my boobs :lol: just kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tashanv
08-18-2006, 01:27 AM
Jesus sorry that was so long!

Scotso
08-18-2006, 04:38 AM
But he didn't seem hurt at all? That's good I suppose. ;)

Scotso
08-18-2006, 04:38 AM
thanks for cheering for him :D

Radalek
08-18-2006, 09:34 AM
Yeah, at least he wasn't injured...I have feeling that he'll go deep in the USO.He just need to avoid Roger in the fourth round...

TMJordan
08-18-2006, 04:16 PM
Nice story tashanv :)

Rest up for the USO Nole!

tashanv
08-19-2006, 12:48 AM
Thanks TennisMaster!Your welcome Scott!Cheering for Nole only comes natural being that he is so talented and hot!I mean every one there who was clapping was clapping for Nole.They were even clapping when Serra was making errors!But I think that was just to get Nole back in the game.Nole kept getting so mad everytime he would make errors he would start yelling or he would throw a ball really hard at the wall with his racket.I think he was getting mad because one he really wanted to win being that it's a master series and all and two because every one there wanted him to win,and I think that makes a player want to win even more!But I want to tell you guys that there is absolutely nothing to worry about Novak is just fine.He did not have an injury at all he was just making alotte of errors and that’s why he lost.and his breathing was just fine too!So I think he will be fine for the US Open and do really good there.........He just needs to make less errors thats all!

savesthedizzle
08-19-2006, 12:50 AM
It's so hit and miss when the conditions will affect him. I mean he was having problems with it during my match, and then the next day can breathe just fine... just like at the USO last year :sad:

janhernych44
08-19-2006, 03:22 AM
In Cincy, I had a really cool moment with Nole. I walked up to me and asked him to sign my colage of pics of him. Hes like wow, he stopped his coach, made him come look at it, and hes like thats really cool! So I talked with him a little bit, and got some pics....It was cool.

Scotso
08-19-2006, 03:25 AM
Nole seems like a really great guy :D

to the ladies at least :p I wonder how he would treat obsessed boys :p

TMJordan
08-19-2006, 04:32 AM
Nole seems like a really great guy :D

to the ladies at least :p I wonder how he would treat obsessed boys :p

He doesnt swing that way.

TMJordan
08-19-2006, 04:39 AM
I do wish he was in Toronto tho so I could have meet him, oh well I guess I will meet him another time...seems like a good guy.

TMJordan
08-19-2006, 04:45 AM
tashanv, you should have let him sign your boobies :)

savesthedizzle
08-19-2006, 01:25 PM
In Cincy, I had a really cool moment with Nole. I walked up to me and asked him to sign my colage of pics of him. Hes like wow, he stopped his coach, made him come look at it, and hes like thats really cool! So I talked with him a little bit, and got some pics....It was cool.


:yeah: He's so nice isn't he? :) :D

001
08-19-2006, 02:26 PM
jess sweety when i'm gonna see some of ur pics from cincy? come on, share it with us!

Scotso
08-19-2006, 09:05 PM
He doesnt swing that way.

yeah thanks, I had no idea :rolleyes:

savesthedizzle
08-20-2006, 12:27 AM
jess sweety when i'm gonna see some of ur pics from cincy? come on, share it with us!


nikola my love! you guys will see them soon ;) I still have two jobs right now, so once I have only one full-time job instead of 2 I will have a lot more time to resize and post.

tashanv
08-20-2006, 12:27 AM
tashanv, you should have let him sign your boobies :)
:lol: your funny!That's what my friends Evan and Jamie said,they said im sure he would have loved it :lol: .Of course they were just kidding!

tashanv
08-20-2006, 12:30 AM
And dont worry Scott I know he would just love you!He really seems to love his fans,so I know he would love you and be nice to you!I really hope you can meet him one day!

Scotso
08-20-2006, 02:26 AM
And dont worry Scott I know he would just love you!He really seems to love his fans,so I know he would love you and be nice to you!I really hope you can meet him one day!

:kiss:

I'm sure I'll see him eventually!

Maria_Maria
08-20-2006, 06:47 PM
So Jess, I'm so happy that you got to see Nole play. And I'm so jelous of you meeting him... :devil:

All I can say is WOW! :hearts:

I'd really love to see some pics...

001
08-21-2006, 06:21 PM
nikola my love! you guys will see them soon ;) I still have two jobs right now, so once I have only one full-time job instead of 2 I will have a lot more time to resize and post.


honey, i was wondering if u can help me a little bit...i dont know how possible it is but anyway i am trying...one friend of mine went to canada 6 -7 years ago, and i was in touch with him but then we lost contact i think 2y ago...i am trying to find him, he is probably student over there, cause he is my age...can u give me a hint where students usually put their profile...hi5 or something like that...i know in america they have some student network where all the students are in touch so i was thinking maybe canada has the same...u r canadian right?

savesthedizzle
08-22-2006, 03:20 AM
So Jess, I'm so happy that you got to see Nole play. And I'm so jelous of you meeting him... :devil:

All I can say is WOW! :hearts:

I'd really love to see some pics...

Soooon sooon the pics will come soon! I promise!

Nole is sooooo sweet :)

savesthedizzle
08-22-2006, 03:23 AM
honey, i was wondering if u can help me a little bit...i dont know how possible it is but anyway i am trying...one friend of mine went to canada 6 -7 years ago, and i was in touch with him but then we lost contact i think 2y ago...i am trying to find him, he is probably student over there, cause he is my age...can u give me a hint where students usually put their profile...hi5 or something like that...i know in america they have some student network where all the students are in touch so i was thinking maybe canada has the same...u r canadian right?


I'm not Canadian :p But I'm flattered you think so :) I'm in the US, but the student network thing is Facebook www.facebook.com America and Canada are pretty much the same so he might be on there.


Are you on hi5 sweetheart? I am ;)

Scotso
08-22-2006, 04:45 AM
I would think Canadians use mostly myspace like Americans do.