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How good is Djokovic?

StZox
09-17-2006, 10:41 PM
Will Djokovic be in Top 5?

DrJules
09-17-2006, 10:51 PM
Yes.

In next year or 2 depending on fitness.

richie21
09-17-2006, 10:59 PM
Yes.

In next year or 2 depending on fitness.

i certainly don t see him making the top 5 the next year....in 2 years PERHAPS

i was very disappointed by his display against Hewitt in the last US Open.

selesfan
09-17-2006, 11:03 PM
I haven't been impressed so far. He needs to work on his fitness.

NYCtennisfan
09-17-2006, 11:06 PM
I think much of it depends upon how this entire "breathing problem" thing works out. He had surgery to fix the problem, but maybe it wasn't a complete solution to the problems he has and maybe there aren't any complete solutions.

His match against Hewitt was very dissapointing, simply being slapped off of the court, but matches like that are to be expected from a youngster. I think he cracks the top 10 next year after IW and Miami.

ezekiel
09-17-2006, 11:10 PM
He should be top 10 next year otherwise I'd be disappointed . His talent is enormous. I wouldn't read much into his match with Hewitt , he made too many mistakes and had no preparation for USO, played just 2 matches on HC and that's why he gave a set to Donald Young and lost easilly against Hewitt. I am just concerned for his focus off court, scheduling and fitness

name_change
09-18-2006, 12:40 AM
i've only seen him once, so i can't judge, but he seems to ave all the weapons. and he hits really hard.

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 12:43 AM
Let's see where he ends this year before we make grand predictions. He WAS disappointing against Hewitt (believe me, I was unfortunate enough to actually be there), but he has practically nothing to defend in any Masters events, so there is room for the ranking to grow. Next year, top 5 is a bit much... the current top 10-ers aren't going to just disappear completely. I think if he's around 10-15 next year then he can make the final leap the following year.

Mistaflava
09-18-2006, 02:10 AM
never...he is an on-court pussy

Kalliopeia
09-18-2006, 02:30 AM
I haven't really seen him play. The thing I know him best for was his post-match interview after playing Nadal. He retired for some reason but was saying how he had been in control of the match and was pretty sure he'd have been able to win if he'd kept playing. He was down two sets I think, when he retired. Brad Gilbert proceeded to pretty much laugh at him for saying it, and Nadal's response was a smile and "If he wants to say that, it's ok," which seems to be his typical response for when he thinks someone is full of it but is too polite to say so.

disturb3d
09-18-2006, 08:47 AM
I haven't really seen him play. The thing I know him best for was his post-match interview after playing Nadal. He retired for some reason but was saying how he had been in control of the match and was pretty sure he'd have been able to win if he'd kept playing. He was down two sets I think, when he retired. Brad Gilbert proceeded to pretty much laugh at him for saying it, and Nadal's response was a smile and "If he wants to say that, it's ok," which seems to be his typical response for when he thinks someone is full of it but is too polite to say so.At RG is when I began to dislike Novak.

He acted 'tired' only after losing points.
And at one point, a commentator says "if he loses the second set, he will retire".
I thought for sure it was a joke. Cuz there can't be anyone with sportsmanship that bad on tour.

Surely enough, he retires, perfectly fine.
To top it off, he walks into the press conference and acts superior to his opponent.

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 12:49 PM
Let's see where he ends this year before we make grand predictions. He WAS disappointing against Hewitt (believe me, I was unfortunate enough to actually be there), but he has practically nothing to defend in any Masters events, so there is room for the ranking to grow. Next year, top 5 is a bit much... the current top 10-ers aren't going to just disappear completely. I think if he's around 10-15 next year then he can make the final leap the following year.

No false modesty please, if he is not steady top 10 next year then there is something wrong .

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 12:56 PM
No false modesty please, if he is not steady top 10 next year then there is something wrong .


No unrealistic expectations for him please when we all know he has health/fitness issues.

It's not false modesty, it's being realistic. I'm sorry, I forgot that he's just simply better than Baghdatis, Ancic, Robredo, Roddick, Nalbandian and whoever else. :rolleyes: I'm sorry, I don't see him beating those guys consistently next year yet.

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 12:59 PM
At RG is when I began to dislike Novak.

He acted 'tired' only after losing points.
And at one point, a commentator says "if he loses the second set, he will retire".
I thought for sure it was a joke. Cuz there can't be anyone with sportsmanship that bad on tour.

Surely enough, he retires, perfectly fine.
To top it off, he walks into the press conference and acts superior to his opponent.

He is a young guy, the youngest in the top 100 in fact so he has some physical limitations right now. It's no secret . You can shove your sportsmanship where the sun don't shine and hate him for something tangible

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 01:11 PM
He is a young guy, the youngest in the top 100 in fact so he has some physical limitations right now. It's no secret . You can shove your sportsmanship where the sun don't shine and hate him for something tangible


Keep up with news. He's not the youngest in the top 100 anymore ;)

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 01:13 PM
No unrealistic expectations for him please when we all know he has health/fitness issues.

Health is an issue but I have to believe it will improve in the future

It's not false modesty, it's being realistic. I'm sorry, I forgot that he's just simply better than Baghdatis, Ancic, Robredo, Roddick, Nalbandian and whoever else. :rolleyes: I'm sorry, I don't see him beating those guys consistently next year yet.

and where were those guys ranked at his age ? Which of them posses forehand/backhand, speed and all court game combo of Novak ?
Nalbandian only and he is mostly counter puncher and of course he is an elite player when he feels like it

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 01:18 PM
Health is an issue but I have to believe it will improve in the future


and where were those guys ranked at his age ? Which of them posses forehand/backhand, speed and all court game combo of Novak ?
Nalbandian only and he is mostly counter puncher and of course he is an elite player when he feels like it


Who cares where they were ranked at his age? That doesn't affect his ability to beat them right now. Just because he's ranked 20-whatever at the age of 19 and someone else wasn't doesn't mean Novak is better than them at the moment. :rolleyes:

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 01:21 PM
Keep up with news. He's not the youngest in the top 100 anymore ;)

he is the youngest in the top 99 as Korolev is younger and ranked 100 , thanks for correction ;) :D :wavey:

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/rankings/entrysystem/Default.asp?range=51-100&country=&RankDate=

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 01:22 PM
he is the youngest in the top 99 as Korolev is younger and ranked 100 , thanks for correction ;) :D :wavey:

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/rankings/entrysystem/Default.asp?range=51-100&country=&RankDate=


Are you going to just keep adjusting that as Korolev moves up the rankings?

"Oh Novak is the youngest in the top 83.... oh the youngest in the top 56."

It might be time to get a new standard line.

canbera
09-18-2006, 01:29 PM
he's a great clay court player. other than that, I am not too sure if he can make it far in the rakings.

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 01:31 PM
Are you going to just keep adjusting that as Korolev moves up the rankings?

"Oh Novak is the youngest in the top 83.... oh the youngest in the top 56."

It might be time to get a new standard line.

No but it's fun to say 99 , he is still the youngest of players ranked in double digits :banana: :rocker: :rocker2: :music: :umbrella: :aplot: :nerner: :woohoo: :dance: :haha: :bigclap: :clap2: :worship: :D :p :devil: :)

Deivid23
09-18-2006, 01:33 PM
One of the biggest young talents in the game if not the best, sky is his limit.

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 01:35 PM
he's a great clay court player. other than that, I am not too sure if he can make it far in the rakings.

He made it to the R16 at Wimbledon this year, so it would seem he's not JUST a clay courter. :shrug: His first tour semifinal was this year in Zagreb... so while his best results this year have come on clay, he's not completely incompetant everywhere else (except maybe rebound ace :tape: )

Deivid23
09-18-2006, 01:36 PM
He made it to the R16 at Wimbledon this year, so it would seem he's not JUST a clay courter. :shrug: His first tour semifinal was this year in Zagreb... so while his best results this year have come on clay, he's not completely incompetant everywhere else (except maybe rebound ace :tape: )

Don´t reply :retard: posts ;)

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 01:38 PM
Don´t reply :retard: posts ;)


It's just so tempting sometimes :)

Deivid23
09-18-2006, 01:41 PM
It's just so tempting sometimes :)

I know, I normally reply :retard: posts here all the time :p

silverwhite
09-18-2006, 01:52 PM
He is a young guy, the youngest in the top 100 in fact so he has some physical limitations right now. It's no secret . You can shove your sportsmanship where the sun don't shine and hate him for something tangible

Any fool can see Nole has tons of potential but it takes an exceptional one to be totally oblivious to the potential obstacles he might face.

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 01:53 PM
Who cares where they were ranked at his age? That doesn't affect his ability to beat them right now. Just because he's ranked 20-whatever at the age of 19 and someone else wasn't doesn't mean Novak is better than them at the moment. :rolleyes:

of course it matters where one is ranked as it shows their capabilities and their potential. It doesn't matter if he is better now as he has at least 10 years ahead of him to prove that

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 01:56 PM
of course it matters where one is ranked as it shows their capabilities and their potential. It doesn't matter if he is better now as he has at least 10 years ahead of him to prove that

You talk yourself in circles. A lot of talented people with tons of potential never get to the top of the rankings. :rolleyes:

You were the one who said if he wasn't a steady top 10 player next year then something was wrong. So now you're giving him 10 years? Take a position and stick with it.

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 01:56 PM
Any fool can see Nole has tons of potential but it takes an exceptional one to be totally oblivious to the potential obstacles he might face.

Of course he has obstacles otherwise it wouldn't be fun to overcome them .
Are you saying no other player has obstacles ? I don't think that's what you meant to say

silverwhite
09-18-2006, 02:00 PM
Of course he has obstacles otherwise it wouldn't be fun to overcome them .
Are you saying no other player has obstacles ? I don't think that's what you meant to say

Apparently you weren't aware of that when you made those posts which don't seem to factor in those potential obstacles. :shrug:

No false modesty please, if he is not steady top 10 next year then there is something wrong .

and where were those guys ranked at his age ? Which of them posses forehand/backhand, speed and all court game combo of Novak ?
Nalbandian only and he is mostly counter puncher and of course he is an elite player when he feels like it

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 02:15 PM
You talk yourself in circles. A lot of talented people with tons of potential never get to the top of the rankings. :rolleyes:

We can talk intangibles and possibilities but given someones talent and results we can deduce their future potential . Nothing is given in life , it has to be earned so right now it's all probability and not certainty

You were the one who said if he wasn't a steady top 10 player next year then something was wrong. So now you're giving him 10 years? Take a position and stick with it.

His natural progression would be top 10 next year, check where Safin was in 1999 or Federer in 2000. I said he had 10 years ahead of him to prove the player he can be, not 10 years to enter top 10 :rolleyes:

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 02:24 PM
We can talk intangibles and possibilities but given someones talent and results we can deduce their future potential . Nothing is given in life , it has to be earned so right now it's all probability and not certainty



His natural progression would be top 10 next year, check where Safin was in 1999 or Federer in 2000. I said he had 10 years ahead of him to prove the player he can be, not 10 years to enter top 10 :rolleyes:


It's very easy to move from 80 in the world into the top 25, but it's much harder to move from the 20s into the top 10. Maybe this is too reasonable for you to understand.

Again, who cares about where Safin was in 1999 or where Federer was in 2000. Each player is their own person. Djokovic is not Safin. Djokovic is not Federer. He is Djokovic. Don't judge him against other player's paths for success, judge him against himself. HE is not ready yet.

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 02:34 PM
Apparently you weren't aware of that when you made those posts which don't seem to factor in those potential obstacles. :shrug:

No false modesty please, if he is not steady top 10 next year then there is something wrong .

and where were those guys ranked at his age ? Which of them posses forehand/backhand, speed and all court game combo of Novak ?
Nalbandian only and he is mostly counter puncher and of course he is an elite player when he feels like it

I stand by my words here. can you say something specific that you find objectionable ?

silverwhite
09-18-2006, 02:45 PM
I stand by my words here. can you say something specific that you find objectionable ?

Which part of my post didn't you understand? Eg. By saying that because he is better (in your opinion) than all those players at this age, he will outperform them in the future. A lot of assumptions being made here, don't you think?

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 02:49 PM
It's very easy to move from 80 in the world into the top 25, but it's much harder to move from the 20s into the top 10. Maybe this is too reasonable for you to understand. .

top 10 is a revolving door right now with 2 dominant players and if you look at 3-10 you see a sea, no an ocean of overranked , unspectacular players so even if Novak goes top 10 next year I wouldn't be too excited about it nor would I stick it to anybody ;)

Again, who cares about where Safin was in 1999 or where Federer was in 2000. Each player is their own person. Djokovic is not Safin. Djokovic is not Federer. He is Djokovic. Don't judge him against other player's paths for success, judge him against himself. HE is not ready yet.

this is a good point and I agree, he is not ready yet for prime time . He is still learning about the game and himself

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 02:52 PM
top 10 is a revolving door right now with 2 dominant players and if you look at 3-10 you see a sea, no an ocean of overranked , unspectacular players so even if Novak goes top 10 next year I wouldn't be too excited about it nor would I stick it to anybody ;)



this is a good point and I agree, he is not ready yet for prime time . He is still learning about the game and himself


So why are you saying that if he's not in the top 10 something would be wrong. :rolleyes: You keep contradicting yourself. "He must be in top 10 next year it is his natural progression" "You're right he is not ready" Pick a position and stick with it. I think he'll probably be around 14-18 next year. I don't think all of the current top 10 are flukes, plus there are Gasquet and Murray. Things start to look a bit crowded, and Murray has already proven this year that he can take out the big names. Novak has not.

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 02:57 PM
Which part of my post didn't you understand? Eg. By saying that because he is better (in your opinion) than all those players at this age, he will outperform them in the future. A lot of assumptions being made here, don't you think?

Fair assumptions in my opinios, we are just talking potential

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 02:59 PM
Fair assumptions in my opinios, we are just talking potential


If we are just talking potential then what you mean is that he has the potential to be in the top 10 next year. That's true, he does. It doesn't mean he will fulfill that potential. That is where you differ from silverwhite and myself. You seem to think his potential and his results will be one and the same next year, while we still have our reservations.

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 03:29 PM
So why are you saying that if he's not in the top 10 something would be wrong. :rolleyes: You keep contradicting yourself. "He must be in top 10 next year it is his natural progression" "You're right he is not ready" Pick a position and stick with it. I think he'll probably be around 14-18 next year.

in 1999, I would say Safin wasn't ready and next year he blows away Sampras to win USO. In 2000 I would say Fed wasn't ready, the next year he ends Sampras wimbledon career . Today I say Novak isn't ready yet but is progressing to be an elite player and I would be shocked if he doesn't crack top 10 next year let alone becomes a permanent fixture inside top 10

I don't think all of the current top 10 are flukes, plus there are Gasquet and Murray. Things start to look a bit crowded, and Murray has already proven this year that he can take out the big names. Novak has not.

Most of those guys are in the top 10 for the first time and they are far from young and with potential except Baghdatis .
making top 10 is not that hard, now making top 2, that is very hard to do given the dominance of the two. Gasquet and Murray will be an elite players along with Novak. They will be great rivals in the future. Now Murray did beat Federer but Fed was tired, Novak at least took a set off of him when Fed was fresh .

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 03:40 PM
in 1999, I would say Safin wasn't ready and next year he blows away Sampras to win USO. In 2000 I would say Fed wasn't ready, the next year he ends Sampras wimbledon career . Today I say Novak isn't ready yet but is progressing to be an elite player and I would be shocked if he doesn't crack top 10 next year let alone becomes a permanent fixture inside top 10



Most of those guys are in the top 10 for the first time and they are far from young and with potential except Baghdatis .
making top 10 is not that hard, now making top 2, that is very hard to do given the dominance of the two. Gasquet and Murray will be an elite players along with Novak. They will be great rivals in the future. Now Murray did beat Federer but Fed was tired, Novak at least took a set off of him when Fed was fresh .


When I saw Murray beat some big name players, I don't only mean Federer (especially with the tanking allegations, blah blah blah). I mean Roddick, I mean Hewitt. Novak can't beat guys like that yet. He beat Robredo on grass (oh boy!), not Roddick in America, not Hewitt on hard courts. :shrug:

I think you are underestimating the consistency and good results needed to be in the top 10.

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 03:55 PM
When I saw Murray beat some big name players, I don't only mean Federer (especially with the tanking allegations, blah blah blah). I mean Roddick, I mean Hewitt. Novak can't beat guys like that yet. He beat Robredo on grass (oh boy!), not Roddick in America, not Hewitt on hard courts. :shrug:

I think you are underestimating the consistency and good results needed to be in the top 10.

He beat them when they sucked and were losing to nobodies. I wouldn't put too much credence in those results but it's true than Novak hasn't shown he can beat them yet.

silverwhite
09-18-2006, 03:58 PM
Fair assumptions in my opinios, we are just talking potential

You're contradicting yourself. First, you concede that there might be obstacles. Then, you think it is "fair" to assume that there won't be obstacles. :scratch:

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 03:59 PM
You're contradicting yourself. First, you concede that there might be obstacles. Then, you think it is "fair" to assume that there won't be obstacles. :scratch:


:lol:

It's been fun, but now it's growing tiresome.

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 04:04 PM
You're contradicting yourself. First, you concede that there might be obstacles. Then, you think it is "fair" to assume that there won't be obstacles. :scratch:

It's fair to assume he is not the only one with obstacles, indeed many other players have their own and bigger. The obstacles he has, he can work them out, mainly fitness and strength training , those are normal for younger players

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 04:08 PM
It's fair to assume he is not the only one with obstacles, indeed many other players have their own and bigger.


Prove it. :) Who has an obstacle bigger than Nole's breathing issue?

The obstacle everyone shares of the impossibility of beating Federer does not count.

silverwhite
09-18-2006, 04:09 PM
:lol:

It's been fun, but now it's growing tiresome.

Agreed. :p

Lullaby
09-18-2006, 04:11 PM
I see him as potentially a great player whose friendship and friendly rivalry with murray (They are good friends) injurys aside will continue at the top of mens tennis for years to come.

By the way he and murray are only seperated by a week in age if you didnt know already

silverwhite
09-18-2006, 04:12 PM
It's fair to assume he is not the only one with obstacles, indeed many other players have their own and bigger. The obstacles he has, he can work them out, mainly fitness and strength training , those are normal for younger players

Oh, OK. So your crystal ball tells you that he will encounter less obstacles than other players will. Could you consult it regarding the 4 Grand Slam winners next year?

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 04:13 PM
:lol:

It's been fun, but now it's growing tiresome.

It's tough to argue Novak fans when they don't believe in him :rolleyes:

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 04:13 PM
Oh, OK. So your crystal ball tells you that he will encounter less obstacles than other players will. Could you consult it regarding the 4 Grand Slam winners next year?


According to ezekiel, naturally they are Djokovic, Djokovic, Djokovic and Djokovic.

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 04:17 PM
It's tough to argue Novak fans when they don't believe in him :rolleyes:


Hahahaha. I am a fan of him, I am just realistic. You live in some fantasy world where there is nothing standing between Novak and and being the #1 player in the world. You can be a fan while still being aware of a player's limitations. :rolleyes: Novak needs to prove to me that he can beat top players. I am not going to make crazy assumptions like you do that since Safin could beat top players and since Federer could that it means Novak can. You try to draw too many parallels and can't analyze Djokovic as a singular player.

I don't think very many people expected him to move up in the rankings quite as much as he did this year. I expected him somewhere around 35 this year. He is not going to continue improving as rapidly. It is easy to move up at the bottom of the rankings, it gets harder as you near the top, I don't know what is quite so difficult to understand about this? I think I'm being rather reasonable predicting him between 13-18.

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 04:17 PM
Prove it. :) Who has an obstacle bigger than Nole's breathing issue?

The obstacle everyone shares of the impossibility of beating Federer does not count.

Murray has the same if not bigger cramping issue, Ga squet is also having some physical and mental issues . Not to mention all the other players who lack talent and that's a far bigger obstacle :angel:

ljubicic_
09-18-2006, 04:19 PM
No. he will never reach the top 10!

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 04:20 PM
Oh, OK. So your crystal ball tells you that he will encounter less obstacles than other players will. Could you consult it regarding the 4 Grand Slam winners next year?

That's unnecessary but either way I am predicting same winners as this year, wanna bet against :p

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 04:22 PM
I see him as potentially a great player whose friendship and friendly rivalry with murray (They are good friends) injurys aside will continue at the top of mens tennis for years to come.

By the way he and murray are only seperated by a week in age if you didnt know already

Yes, I know that and it drove british media nuts that they couldn't annoint Murray the youngest ranked player, that's when they made up stories of Novak going Brit :devil:

ezekiel
09-18-2006, 04:40 PM
Hahahaha. I am a fan of him, I am just realistic. You live in some fantasy world where there is nothing standing between Novak and and being the #1 player in the world. You can be a fan while still being aware of a player's limitations. :rolleyes: Novak needs to prove to me that he can beat top players. I am not going to make crazy assumptions like you do that since Safin could beat top players and since Federer could that it means Novak can. You try to draw too many parallels and can't analyze Djokovic as a singular player.

I don't think very many people expected him to move up in the rankings quite as much as he did this year. I expected him somewhere around 35 this year. He is not going to continue improving as rapidly. It is easy to move up at the bottom of the rankings, it gets harder as you near the top, I don't know what is quite so difficult to understand about this? I think I'm being rather reasonable predicting him between 13-18.

I think it's fair to say that you take a pessimistic cautious route but I think you are taking it too far with exagerating his liabilities and not seeing him for the player he is and will be. I expect him to be a different , more mature and stronger player in a year or two where he will minimize his physical liabilities. It's not going to be easy , once he becomes known he will be hunted instead of a hunter but it's up to him to work through it and there is no one to stop him

savesthedizzle
09-18-2006, 04:44 PM
I think it's fair to say that you take a pessimistic cautious route but I think you are taking it too far with exagerating his liabilities and not seeing him for the player he is and will be. I expect him to be a different , more mature and stronger player in a year or two where he will minimize his physical liabilities. It's not going to be easy , once he becomes known he will be hunted instead of a hunter but it's up to him to work through it and there is no one to stop him


TWO years is what I have been saying all along. And I am not exaggerating his liabilities. Unlike you, I have been at a match where he has had breathing problems in person. You are making light of them I'm afraid, they can't be equated with simple cramping and fitness issues, they are an actual problem. You do realize he had surgery to try to fix it and it didn't work... right?

I think he has all the potential in the world, but so often you hear of players with so much talent but one thing stood in their way. For Malisse it's been his head. With Novak it could be his breathing, it could be his arrogance, who knows?

You take optimism to a whole new sickening level. No wonder all of MTF thinks all Djokovic fans are like you.

adee-gee
09-18-2006, 04:45 PM
ezekiel you're a turnip :retard:

Merton
09-18-2006, 04:50 PM
Nole has great potential but his breathing problem appears dangerous in the sense that they have not fixed it yet. I hope everything works well for him. If he is healthy I don't care that much about the ranking, he needs to improve his game and start challenging the top players. I am thinking of matches like against Ljubicic and Ancic this year, he was close but lost. A sign of progress will be when he starts winning those matches.

canbera
09-18-2006, 05:31 PM
He made it to the R16 at Wimbledon this year, so it would seem he's not JUST a clay courter. :shrug: His first tour semifinal was this year in Zagreb... so while his best results this year have come on clay, he's not completely incompetant everywhere else (except maybe rebound ace :tape: )

well, I just said he's great on clay. nothing more, nothing less. let's not discuss if it's his best surface or not.

vincayou
09-18-2006, 11:46 PM
I see Baghdatis, Murray and Gasquet as more talented than him. But he will be fine.

zethand
09-19-2006, 03:58 AM
He will be in a Roland Garros final against Federer.. and he will feel like dying in double match point and then Roger will win... and then nobody will remember him again...

Experimentee
09-19-2006, 03:26 PM
I'm a fan of Djokovic but its unrealistic to expect top 5. I think he can eventually get to the top 10 if he works out some issues with health, fitness and consistency, but I'm not expecting it in the next year.

Deivid23
01-28-2008, 10:10 AM
Not too bad this Djokovic, no?

bokehlicious
01-28-2008, 10:11 AM
Djokovic at leat can take advantage of an ill Federer... :worship: can't say the same about the rest of the field :o

Exodus
01-28-2008, 10:44 AM
an upgraded version of hewitt

my0118
01-28-2008, 10:47 AM
He's good on every aspect. Impersonating, length of the face, medical timeouts and even ball bouncing.

Exodus
01-28-2008, 10:49 AM
He's good on every aspect. Impersonating, length of the face, medical timeouts and even ball bouncing.

yeah, don't know who he took a medical timeout when he played like that :confused:

Sean.J.S.
01-28-2008, 11:04 AM
I repeat myself, I love reading bumped threads like threads. :drool:

Mĺnu
01-28-2008, 11:16 AM
For the moment he's worth his 3rd place. I'm waiting for RG to tell a bit more but with his confidence and his great technique (the BH may be his only "not so good" shot) he will be in the top3 for a while.

Marc23
01-28-2008, 11:52 AM
Well,he deserved this AO win because he played this tournament better then Federer or Nadal.He beat Federer in 3 sets,then he beat Tsonga who beat world number 2. Nadal,so he is quite good...

Dzordzzz!
01-28-2008, 11:53 AM
Well,he deserved this AO win because he played this tournament better then Federer or Nadal.He beat Federer in 3 sets,then he beat Tsonga who beat world number 2. Nadal,so he is quite good...

And he is clearly better than Murray and Richard:lol:

Kolya
01-28-2008, 01:19 PM
He is good. Very good.

CmonAussie
01-28-2008, 01:42 PM
an upgraded version of hewitt


well Djoko is a taller version of Hewitt, but lets see how things pan out for the rest of their careers;)
**Hewitt did pretty well winning Wimbledon & USO, & back-to-back #1, Davis Cup, TMC etc:worship:... Novak still has some catching up to do:p

Kolya
01-28-2008, 01:47 PM
Hewitt .... pfft what a joke...

CmonAussie
01-28-2008, 01:50 PM
Hewitt .... pfft what a joke...


:rolleyes:
:o
:eek:
<>so what the fruit cake is PMK then:p

Bascule
01-28-2008, 01:52 PM
He's good on every aspect. Impersonating, length of the face, medical timeouts and even ball bouncing.

And you are best in hating him. Congratulations.;)

Kolya
01-28-2008, 01:55 PM
:rolleyes:
:o
:eek:
<>so what the fruit cake is PMK then:p

:lol:

I just hate Hewitt.

CmonAussie
01-28-2008, 01:57 PM
:lol:

I just hate Hewitt.


okie dokies, so long as it`s nothing personal then:confused:

Kolya
01-28-2008, 02:01 PM
okie dokies, so long as it`s nothing personal then:confused:

Nothing against you mate. Just Hewitt :p

my0118
01-28-2008, 02:12 PM
And you are best in hating him. Congratulations.;)

Thanks, I'm the best.

savesthedizzle
01-28-2008, 02:26 PM
This thread is hilarious :rolls: :rolls: I am now remembering why it is me and Zeke actually don't get along.

Deivid23
01-28-2008, 04:24 PM
:rolleyes:
:o
:eek:
<>so what the fruit cake is PMK then:p

:haha:

This fella cracks me up:worship:

tennisman.
01-28-2008, 08:01 PM
Not as good as me

tennisman.
01-28-2008, 08:01 PM
Not as good as me

vincayou
01-28-2008, 08:27 PM
:lol:

I just hate Hewitt.

This is so passeist. You must hate Novak now.

trixtah
01-28-2008, 08:58 PM
Boy was I wrong about him. He has definitely improved by leaps and bounds since I watched him live in the Indian Wells final...