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USO QF: Djokovic beats Roddick 6-2 6-3 3-6 7-6(5)

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LinkMage
09-05-2008, 03:01 AM
Great choke by Roddick while serving for the 4th set. 2 consecutive DFs.

castle007
09-05-2008, 03:02 AM
roddick :lol: two consecutive DFs serving for the fourth set

AndVand
09-05-2008, 03:02 AM
final: nole v murray

Aurora
09-05-2008, 03:03 AM
Andy :smash:

SheepleBuster
09-05-2008, 03:03 AM
Thank you Andy for the choke. I'll take it as my birthday present, though my birthday was May. I don't care who wins this tournament but I can now sleep easy at nights.

gusman890
09-05-2008, 03:03 AM
upside:

I love how Roddick was FINALLY hitting the ball flat again, forehand and backhand.

That drop shot attempt @ 5-all wasn't the best of moves...Joke would have missed eventually.

leng jai
09-05-2008, 03:03 AM
Hilarious match. Rodduck really is dumb.

why,marat,why?
09-05-2008, 03:04 AM
hahahaha nole! gettin' booed.

rocketassist
09-05-2008, 03:04 AM
Not only the choke serving for the set, but also what was with his decision not to challenge the 2-4 point in the tb? That was clearly in, bottler line judge :retard:

elessar
09-05-2008, 03:04 AM
What a performance from Roddick in the first two sets :worship:
Nole showed a lot of heart to break back in the fourth.

It seems he's stolen Tsonga's move at the end :(

LoveFifteen
09-05-2008, 03:04 AM
Wow, Djokovic, congrats on getting the entire crowd to hate you! :worship:

GlennMirnyi
09-05-2008, 03:04 AM
What a pusher this Faker is. Awful match.

A shame Rodduck choked like hell at the end of the 4th.

guapogreg08
09-05-2008, 03:04 AM
that was quite the interview.....

*John*
09-05-2008, 03:04 AM
Djoko getting booed :(

DuMa
09-05-2008, 03:05 AM
roddick saved his best tennis for last and he choked on the most important points. i really wanted to see a 5th set right now.

freeandlonely
09-05-2008, 03:05 AM
Yes.

StZox
09-05-2008, 03:05 AM
What a match!!!!!!!!!
The best so far here.

15 aces from both.

Winners/UEs: 53/28 (Nole)
44/37 (Rodick)

dzoni
09-05-2008, 03:05 AM
GO HOME YOU DUCK!!!

Great interview Nole..With 16 injuries you came through!:D


YOU'RE THE MAN NOLE!:worship:

P.S. How do you like that Roddick?? just go home...or in this case..stay home..:wavey:

SerenaFederer
09-05-2008, 03:05 AM
he just got booed....:tape:

Langers
09-05-2008, 03:05 AM
Novak!! :yeah:

Bad luck Roddick, serve bailed on you just when you needed it. :lol:

Please, please take out Roger. :)

Clydey
09-05-2008, 03:05 AM
Djokovic didn't endear himself to the crowd. Icy handshake at the end, too. Nole is known for giving a warm handshake at the end, but he barely looked at Roddick at the net.

azza
09-05-2008, 03:05 AM
hahaha sucked in american crowd

eric.cantona
09-05-2008, 03:06 AM
Nole the King
in your face Andy with all 16 injuries

affinity
09-05-2008, 03:06 AM
Nole gave the crowd a big fuck you interview - love it.

They were cheering when he made a fault - I don't blame him. Do you Nole

l_mac
09-05-2008, 03:06 AM
Congrats to Novak.

Roddick is an idiot. He worked so hard to get back into the match, and then that :retard: service game at 5-4 in the 4th.

Cold handshake, and Nole is unlikely to ever get the NY crowd back on side with that celebration. He must have setlled for being the villain :hug:

Clydey
09-05-2008, 03:06 AM
that was quite the interview.....

I didn't see the interview. What was said and what was the crowd reaction?

gillian
09-05-2008, 03:06 AM
I had the TV turned down during the post-match interview. Why did the crowd boo Djokovic?

Laba
09-05-2008, 03:06 AM
Did Djoker get booed by the crowd in his on-court interview?

platinum
09-05-2008, 03:07 AM
Expected.

The more complete player won.

Thank goodness the "only serve" mug Roddick lost otherwise it would have been a bye for that other "only serve" mug(these days) Fed at the SF.

Mechlan
09-05-2008, 03:07 AM
Wow, that is an unbelievable on court interview. Djokovic just became the most hated player in New York.

*Ljubica*
09-05-2008, 03:07 AM
Nole :woohoo: So very proud of you - worth staying up til after 4.00am on a work night!

I am so happy - thanks for showing that you ARE a great player, and a true champion - and special thanks for putting a bitter snarl on the faces of the sad little MTF haters :lol:

As for the crowd - they were predictbly rude and obnoxious - they're not worth his time or anyone elses :shrug:

Majlo
09-05-2008, 03:07 AM
lol I wouldn't call that a crowd, they're more of a bunch of animals who don't know how to behave between points. Congrats to both Roddick and Nole on the great finish.

The Freak
09-05-2008, 03:07 AM
Novak was a bitch in that interview...he's the one coming up with all the injuries, faking etc..
What a shame.

Go Roger

fast_clay
09-05-2008, 03:07 AM
wow... roddick was beating up on the most hated man in new york until what can only be described as 'extreme mug play' when serving for the fourth... really... whatever gulbis had is contagious...

quarantine these pr!cks...

Tommy_Vercetti
09-05-2008, 03:07 AM
United Chokers of America. What a disgrace this generation is, especially considering the one it followed and all the financial backing of the USTA.

bad gambler
09-05-2008, 03:07 AM
wow Djokovic let his feelings known in that on court interview.

He is going to cop it from the crowd when he plays the swiss master

Yappa
09-05-2008, 03:08 AM
What did he say in the interview?

Djokovic was returning pretty well. Did Roddick get any free serve points in that TB?

bjurra
09-05-2008, 03:08 AM
What a match!!!!!!!!!
The best so far here.

15 aces from both.

Winners/UEs: 53/28 (Nole)
44/37 (Rodick)

Too bad they couldn't play well at the same time...First three sets were utter crap, set 4 was pretty interesting.

Pfloyd
09-05-2008, 03:08 AM
:eek:

Djokovic! WTF was that?

freeandlonely
09-05-2008, 03:08 AM
Boo what?They made noise when he serving, how graceful.

Clydey
09-05-2008, 03:08 AM
Congrats to Novak.

Roddick is an idiot. He worked so hard to get back into the match, and then that :retard: service game at 5-4 in the 4th.

Cold handshake, and Nole is unlikely to ever get the NY crowd back on side with that celebration. He must have setlled for being the villain :hug:

My thoughts exactly. And I don't blame him. They were incredibly disrespectful at times.

Dying to know what he said in the post match interview.

MIMIC
09-05-2008, 03:08 AM
I'm glad Djokovic let it be known how he felt about Roddick's comments. Fuck the crowd

SheepleBuster
09-05-2008, 03:09 AM
As An American I love that Novak gave it to the crowd. These jerks made sounds during his serves and Roddick accused him and they did not say anything. Who cares about these ignorant fans

Laba
09-05-2008, 03:09 AM
Someone better upload the end to the match plus post-match interview on Youtube soon! lol

LleytonMonfils
09-05-2008, 03:09 AM
That was a pathetic post match interview. Djokovic you are taking any discomfort you feel on the court and calling the trainer. Act like a champion with respect. I like you, but I hope Fed rips your head off.

StZox
09-05-2008, 03:09 AM
I so wanted Rodick to lose not because he played against my favourite, Nole, but because of this terrible crowd.
I know that it is normal to cheer for the American in the US, but they should also greet good points of every player, not only Rodick's.

Langers
09-05-2008, 03:09 AM
Did Djoker get booed by the crowd in his on-court interview?
Big thanks to Channel 9 eh? :rolleyes:

leng jai
09-05-2008, 03:09 AM
Someone youtube the interview...

crude oil
09-05-2008, 03:09 AM
well done novak...the whole of new york + some more will be against you on saturday.

Jimnik
09-05-2008, 03:09 AM
What a pity. :sad:

Could have been Andy's finest moment since 2003. But for the first time in his career, his nerves got the best of him and he wanted it too much. Such a shame because he did everything right in that 4th set.

Congrats to the Djoker who was too strong on the important points. The BP conversion rates summed it up perfectly:

2/10 for Andy
5/5 :eek: for Djoker

And Andy use to be so good at saving BPs.

Billabong
09-05-2008, 03:09 AM
Wow Nole why WHY did he say that in the interview, his worst move of the night, now he's gonna make a LOT of people talk about this and hate him:o

Nole showed great mental strength throughout the 4th set, even though he was helped by Andy with the DFs, that point at 5-5 in the tiebreak was the defining one I think;) That dropshot:o Well done Nole for winning the match, but please be careful in your interviews, that wasn't the place to do that..

tangerine_dream
09-05-2008, 03:09 AM
Wow, what a disappointing end to a potentially great match, with a humdinger of an interview to end it all. Novak leaves the court to boos, a crowd he had eating out of his hand last year. Yikes. :scared: :help:

Yappa
09-05-2008, 03:10 AM
And yeah, the crowd was disgraceful. At those times, I wish there were cameras which spot those so called "fans" so that they get embarassed in front of a whole nation.

q.j.
09-05-2008, 03:10 AM
faker or no (mostly)

it took guts to say that in front of the crowd


:clap2:

it will cost him more than he can see it right now

but, considering all that happened

:clap2:

Pfloyd
09-05-2008, 03:10 AM
Wow, some balls this guy has.

He's going to be hated 4 ever at this event.

Not smart.

Clydey
09-05-2008, 03:10 AM
No one going to tell us what he said in the interview? Half of us didn't see it. Anyone?

Paialii
09-05-2008, 03:10 AM
Good steady play from Nole throughout, but Andy choked and played pretty deflated for a lot of the match (primarily those first two sets).

As for the on-court interview afterward, here's my take: Andy made the comments in jest. I'll agree that maybe it wasn't the BEST idea for Andy to say it outloud in an interview, but I'd also like to think that another player can take a joke. With that said, it doesn't justify Nole calling Andy out like that. Two wrongs don't make a right. I hate when crowds boo, but I think this one was appropriate. If you have a problem with Andy, take it up with Andy, not his home crowd.

RafaTheBest
09-05-2008, 03:10 AM
What a pusher this Faker is. Awful match.

A shame Rodduck choked like hell at the end of the 4th.

I think this is the first post of yours I've ever agreed with! :lol:
_____

What a fucking choke A-Mug! Way to piss away the match playing like a moron.

savesthedizzle
09-05-2008, 03:10 AM
Wow, Djokovic, congrats on getting the entire crowd to hate you! :worship:

Yeah I'm embarrassed tonight actually. The thrill of that win was completely ruined by what he did afterward and I have no excuses, no defense for what he said. It was inappropriate for the situation. Take it up with Roddick in the locker room. Not with the fans.

GlennMirnyi
09-05-2008, 03:11 AM
Faker showing his lack of character once again. Was that the 100th time?

Frauderer and the crowd will kill Faker for good.

Too bad Roddick didn't send this cheater back home.

mariyella80
09-05-2008, 03:11 AM
OMG someone needs to tell djokovic to vent in press conferences, NYC crowds are the worst.....they TAKE any opportunity to BOOOO, HE now has enemies in nyc goodness.....on the otherhand it tells us that is feelings are HURT then he NEEDS to minimize the CALLING OF THE TRAIN PERIOD.....i'm happy he won though I WANT to see federer BEAT his ass and then 50/50 federer nadal final yay!!!!!

goldenlox
09-05-2008, 03:11 AM
Players care about the crowd reaction. You would think they can block it out, but it's important to them.
The whole Russian Fed Cup team was shook up by the Israeli crowd. They still talk about it, and that was February.
Screech was bothered more by the crowd than by Duck's bullshit.
Nice drop shot, duck.

why,marat,why?
09-05-2008, 03:11 AM
It is going to be REAL interesting to see how andy reacts in his press conference

rocketassist
09-05-2008, 03:11 AM
Nole :woohoo: So very proud of you - worth staying up til after 4.00am on a work night!

I am so happy - thanks for showing that you ARE a great player, and a true champion - and special thanks for putting a bitter snarl on the faces of the sad little MTF haters :lol:

As for the crowd - they were predictbly rude and obnoxious - they're not worth his time or anyone elses :shrug:

No they weren't, they were just cheering their man.

'totally sick to death of trolls and troublemakers' in that case why are you still posting in here then? :confused:

Paialii
09-05-2008, 03:11 AM
No one going to tell us what he said in the interview? Half of us didn't see it. Anyone?

Nole brought up how "Andy said I have sixteen injuries but I guess I don't" or something to that effect. It brought abuot an instant booing, to which Nole continued on saying "That's okay" and then went on to say how it was inappropriate for Andy to mention such in an interview etc. The crowd obviously didn't like it and booed him.

As I said in my previous reply: two wrongs don't make a right. Boo plz.

SheepleBuster
09-05-2008, 03:12 AM
No one going to tell us what he said in the interview? Half of us didn't see it. Anyone?

He basically said that Roddick accused him and it's not nice. He thought the crowd already believed he was faking. The guy tried to get him some applause but they booed him.

Hurley
09-05-2008, 03:12 AM
He basically said everyone in the crowd thought he was faking, and he didn't appreciate Andy saying he had 16 injuries, and he was glad he showed everyone who thought that by knocking Andy out.

Never seen anyone booed at tennis like that. :o

Pfloyd
09-05-2008, 03:12 AM
Hah, this guy has to be careful walking anywhere in New York.

And arguing with the crowd like that.

He might be forced to apologize.

dzoni
09-05-2008, 03:12 AM
He said he beat Andy with 16 injuries apparently. At which time the interviewer asked, "he was just joking we thought, did that fuel you", Nole responded by saying that, "it's not nice to say at such an event all those things about him faking, excessive time-out taking etc". More-or less that's what he said.

MIMIC
09-05-2008, 03:12 AM
Frauderer and the crowd will kill Faker for good.


Just like the crowd helped Andy today :rolleyes: Your logic is astounding.

duhcity
09-05-2008, 03:13 AM
Michael Barchann (Barkan?) asked him why he came out blazing in the first two sets. And Novak said that "andy said I had 16 injuries, but I guess not".
and then when he got booed, he said "Thats the way it is, whether or not you like it". He basically called out Andy about what he had said.

And then Mcenroe started kissing Nole's ass and saying how he understood etc,etc,etc


Plus, New Yorker here and still a fan of Novak :)

Allez-Alejo
09-05-2008, 03:13 AM
Wake up Fed...and kick this wimp's ass

Chip_s_m
09-05-2008, 03:13 AM
They were making noise during Roddick's serve too. The whole crowd was just going crazy.

selyoink
09-05-2008, 03:13 AM
Great job Djokovic in taking out the American trash. Love that he gave it to the crowd as well. His play in the final two sets was abysmal though. He became a pusher.

JimmyV
09-05-2008, 03:13 AM
I think that was Roddick's last shot at winning another open.

Fantastic implosion by him.

Clydey
09-05-2008, 03:13 AM
Need to see that interview.

moon language
09-05-2008, 03:13 AM
I can't believe he said that in the interview. Talk about burning bridges with the crowd, sheesh.

l_mac
09-05-2008, 03:13 AM
Nole :woohoo: So very proud of you - worth staying up til after 4.00am on a work night!

I am so happy - thanks for showing that you ARE a great player, and a true champion - and special thanks for putting a bitter snarl on the faces of the sad little MTF haters :lol:

As for the crowd - they were predictbly rude and obnoxious - they're not worth his time or anyone elses :shrug:
:haha: :haha:

Yes, that's what he showed. he's a true champion.
Now who's gonna babbling next on the press conference?:lol:

I thought americans are classy. Somebody should tell them how to act during the match.:angel:

As An American I love that Novak gave it to the crowd. These jerks made sounds during his serves and Roddick accused him and they did not say anything. Who cares about these ignorant fans
He'd have been better served reacting like Rafa did last night.
Wow, what a disappointing end to a potentially great match, with a humdinger of an interview to end it all. Novak leaves the court to boos, a crowd he had eating out of his hand last year. Yikes. :scared: :help:

I think your two faves aren't friends anymore :sad:

Foosimoo
09-05-2008, 03:14 AM
Great job Nole. :worship:

Way to fucking destroy the American crowd at the end as well. :D

nkhera1
09-05-2008, 03:15 AM
Roddick played like absolute crap for the first two sets though Djokovic was doing a great job of getting back serves. I was very impressed by Roddick's play later on. He actually hit legitimate forehands and his backhand looked about as good as I've ever seen. Djokovic is the better player but Roddick can be a contender again if he can play like this. I don't know if Djok is playing well enough to beat Federer though its not like Federer is at his best either. His backhand isn't quite as sharp as I've ever seen but it should be an interesting match. In fact both semis should be interesting as they contain the four best players in the world at this point.

Clydey
09-05-2008, 03:15 AM
Thanks for the interview descriptions, guys. Would love to see it. Love controversy like that :D

knight_ley
09-05-2008, 03:15 AM
:haha: @ him getting boo'ed. That made up for Andy losing by far.

Every time I watch him I find new reasons to dislike him. He's amazing like that. :o

FedererGrandSlam
09-05-2008, 03:15 AM
In the interview.

Billabong
09-05-2008, 03:15 AM
For those who didn't see it, Novak said it wasn't nice from Roddick to say he was having 16 injuries and that he was faking everything, and he kept adding to this which made the crowd boo everytime..

Herdwick
09-05-2008, 03:16 AM
Someone better upload the end to the match plus post-match interview on Youtube soon! lol

Seconded - would like to see it.

Frankly he may as well take on the role of villain. Tennis hasn't got one at present and he may as well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb.

ugotlobbed
09-05-2008, 03:16 AM
i couldnt really hear what he said, and don't knmow what the story about his injury is, can someone update me? thanks

Clydey
09-05-2008, 03:17 AM
The atmosphere during Djokovic matches from now on is going to be like a pro wrestling match. Oh man, the semi with Federer is going to be like Hulk Hogan vs. The Iron Sheik. Cannot wait to see that one.

TheBoiledEgg
09-05-2008, 03:17 AM
the lesser of two evils won i think :confused:

NinaNina19
09-05-2008, 03:18 AM
Yeah I'm embarrassed tonight actually. The thrill of that win was completely ruined by what he did afterward and I have no excuses, no defense for what he said. It was inappropriate for the situation. Take it up with Roddick in the locker room. Not with the fans.The fans were terrible but I agree.

crude oil
09-05-2008, 03:18 AM
this is awesome...tennis needs a villain like the djoker...

finishingmove
09-05-2008, 03:18 AM
"im the best, fuck the rest"

well said nole

xelena
09-05-2008, 03:18 AM
fantastic win NOLEEEEEE
pure quality, mental and technical

too bad for Roddick..he tried to cheat cheat, fake fake but it didnt work he was just blinded by Nole's pure clean innocent ACES ..:)))))))

masterpiece :)

platinum
09-05-2008, 03:19 AM
The USO have the worst crowds of all the 4 slams... Really obnoxious, unclassy, rude people.... :barf:

rocketassist
09-05-2008, 03:19 AM
the lesser of two evils won i think :confused:

No way- pure evil won this. Fed, Rafa and Muzza need to collaborate to save tennis this weekend.

Bascule
09-05-2008, 03:20 AM
well done novak...the whole of new york + some more will be against you on saturday.

That will be his advance obviously.:devil:

Crowd was terrible, Novak actually acted very cool at the beginning regarding Andy's interview. I was proud of him. :angel:

LleytonMonfils
09-05-2008, 03:20 AM
this is awesome...tennis needs a villain like the djoker...

If tennis wants ratings then yes they do.

duhcity
09-05-2008, 03:20 AM
The USO have the worst crowds of all the 4 slams... Really obnoxious, unclassy, rude people.... :barf:

Most of them are drunk :wavey:

dmit424
09-05-2008, 03:21 AM
I just became a Nole fan today. It's probably not right on my part, but I'm so fed up with players being all nicey-nice like Federer, always blowing the crowd's wheener, it was really nice to see Djokovic tell them, "Haha, guess I don't have an injury. Fuck you, and Roddick!"

Thank you. This crowd, along with the French, act like goons too much (not all of them, though), and anything to rub salt in Andy's wound is good, so thank you Nole!

ARod, maybe you should have played in the Olympics, at least perhaps you would have placed on the podium!

Mechlan
09-05-2008, 03:21 AM
I think Djokovic really went out there with a chip on his shoulder. He took Andy's comments way too personally. I guess after all the previous accusations of faking, this was the straw that broke the camel's back.

Lillith
09-05-2008, 03:22 AM
Yeah I'm embarrassed tonight actually. The thrill of that win was completely ruined by what he did afterward and I have no excuses, no defense for what he said. It was inappropriate for the situation. Take it up with Roddick in the locker room. Not with the fans.


Thank you. I'm glad to see that some fans can take their blinders off and see the good and bad of their favorites.

Personally, even though I'm not really a fan of his, I don't see how anyone could think that Roddick was serious. I saw the interview where he said it and yeah, he was being a complete smart ass, but it wasn't a J'accuse! moment at all. If Djokovic took it seriously, as he obviously did, then he should have talked to Roddick personally rather than acting like such a wuss and going after him by p r o x y*. He also needs to take a lesson from del POtro and Murray (I can't believe I'm typing this) and lose the he man bullshit.

I hope he's prepared to have his Berdych in Madrid moment when he plays Federer. The crowd probably would have already been partisan, now it's likely to be downright nasty.




* I have no idea why the software is banning that word?

l_mac
09-05-2008, 03:22 AM
Yeah I'm embarrassed tonight actually. The thrill of that win was completely ruined by what he did afterward and I have no excuses, no defense for what he said. It was inappropriate for the situation. Take it up with Roddick in the locker room. Not with the fans.
:hug:
:haha: @ him getting boo'ed. That made up for Andy losing by far.

Every time I watch him I find new reasons to dislike him. He's amazing like that. :o
He does make it easy :lol:
I know everyone hates Novak, but the crowd was terrible. They would yell out while Novak was serving and in general were a bunch of idiots. Novak shouldn't have said what he said in the interview, but I don't think any less of him for saying that. And I'm not against what Novak said either, he just shouldn't have made his opinion public in front of a biast crowd who obviously don't know anything about manners, let alone tennis.


They were the same in Nadal's match last night. He managed to thank the crowd after. Nole knew he wouldn't have crowd support against Roddick in New York, and if he was pissed with Andy making (what I assume) was a joke he should have spoken with him about it. Or in the presser.

Nole seems to think he is entitled to be the crowd favourite wherever he goes.

elessar
09-05-2008, 03:22 AM
It's disturbing to see how many people are missing the point on this.

It's not about whether or not Nole was right in saying what he did, it's about how stupid he was to totally antagonize a crowd in front of whom he's gonna have to play many many matches in the future and in particular two in the next three days...

But hey what do I know :bigclap: congrats Nole the atmosphere you hated tonight might be even worse tomorrow :bigclap:

Henry Kaspar
09-05-2008, 03:22 AM
No way- pure evil won this. Fed, Rafa and Muzza need to collaborate to save tennis this weekend.

How exactly.

GlennMirnyi
09-05-2008, 03:22 AM
Just like the crowd helped Andy today :rolleyes: Your logic is astounding.

Of course it did. If Roddick hadn't choked, the crowd alone would take him into a fifth set and possibly to a win, in a match that in a neutral place, he'd lose in straights.

raven gypsy
09-05-2008, 03:22 AM
Well this is a disappointment that this didn't go to a 5th set. I really was rooting for Roddick in this one.

I mean the fact that he double faulted twice when serving for the set to stay in the match...
On the positive side, Andy did regroup after that to bring it to a tiebreak.
I just kept saying, "Stay positive, stay positive" so that was a good effort from him.

WOW Djokovic (like George said, he might as well make himself a villian :) But yeah, he did manage to alienate himself from the crowd with his final comments "Andy claimed I have 19 injuries, obviously not. It's not nice to accuse somebody of faking." and got booed. I think that he didn't quite get that Andy was joking and didn't mean those comments to be taken seriously. So more NOLE shirts in the stands apparently... :D

Sad day for US fans, as this is the last day ever of USA network's coverage of the USO. :sad: They've done such an excellent job of covering this event, it's definitely a loss. Tomorrow/weekend is on broadcast, and next year is on ESPN.

Anyway Congrats to Nole, for again displaying his talent and tenacity and getting into another Grand Slam semi.

Running:Free
09-05-2008, 03:23 AM
There is no reason this match should have gone to four sets, and it happened once again because Nole's habit to take his foot of the gas. His concentration lapses give his opponents hope to revive themselves again, and if doesn't stop that, it's going to do him in someday.

Andy was abysmal for the first two sets. In the next two, his serve and groundies picked up, but still a mediocre showing from him.

Haven't seen the interview, and don't think I can defend him here, but Novak, get ready to be baptized The Villain. If there was ever a definition for "Polarizing Star," Nole would fit the bill, toe for toe.

l_mac
09-05-2008, 03:23 AM
I was proud of him. :angel:

The NoleTroll motto! :D

JimmyV
09-05-2008, 03:23 AM
By admitting that he was wasn't injured isn't he indirectly just proving that he was in fact faking all those injuries?

Jimnik
09-05-2008, 03:23 AM
I can't believe Djoker of all people took Andy's comments that seriously. He deserves to fall flat on his face for that one.

eric.cantona
09-05-2008, 03:24 AM
Nole is like Tony Montana - a bad guy you need to point your fucking fingers!
and he likes that and that makes him stronger
so, next match is going to be the end of Fed's era at Flushing

Henry Kaspar
09-05-2008, 03:24 AM
It's disturbing to see how many people are missing the point on this.

It's not about whether or not Nole was right in saying what he did, it's about how stupid he was to totally antagonize a crowd in front of whom he's gonna have to play many many matches in the future and in particular two in the next three days...

But hey what do I know :bigclap: congrats Nole the atmosphere you hated tonight might be even worse tomorrow :bigclap:

I remember a certain John McEnroe who did just the same. And was a guy called Jimmy Connors with the same ahbit. As we all know, they had very short, poor careers as they couldn't stand the pressure from the crowd.:p

NinaNina19
09-05-2008, 03:24 AM
They were the same in Nadal's match last night. He managed to thank the crowd after. Nole knew he wouldn't have crowd support against Roddick in New York, and if he was pissed with Andy making (what I assume) was a joke he should have spoken with him about it. Or in the presser.

Nole seems to think he is entitled to be the crowd favourite wherever he goes.

That's true. I guess Nadal handled it better than Novak so it seemed worse. But Fish never really had a chance at winning that match.

wilmar
09-05-2008, 03:24 AM
Djoker truly shows his class..."if you (and your family) gonna dish it...you gonna learn how to take it!"

He can do impersonations of fellow tour players and the parents can put down Federer when he was the World #1.

Yet he feels so VICTIMIZED with Roddick's jibes?

C'mon!

Herdwick
09-05-2008, 03:24 AM
Will reserve judgement until I see what and how he said it but doesn't sound like the smartest move. However, does make a change to see someone tear up the script in on-court interviews - they're usually pretty tedious.

l_mac
09-05-2008, 03:24 AM
By admitting that he was wasn't injured isn't he indirectly just proving that he was in fact faking all those injuries?

Didn't he admit to doing whatever it took to win? :shrug:

He's a real hero for the sport.

RagingLamb
09-05-2008, 03:25 AM
what a character

Lillith
09-05-2008, 03:25 AM
No they weren't, they were just cheering their man.

'totally sick to death of trolls and troublemakers' in that case why are you still posting in here then? :confused:


Yeah, I was actually pleasantly surprised that the crowd was as GOOD as it was. I was kind of expecting a repeat of the Agassi crowds over the last few years tonight, so I thought the crowd was relatively balanced considering.

And if he thought this crowd was bad, he might just want to phone it in on Saturday.

GlennMirnyi
09-05-2008, 03:25 AM
By admitting that he was wasn't injured isn't he indirectly just proving that he was in fact faking all those injuries?

Of course. Did you have any doubt?

BalkanBoy
09-05-2008, 03:25 AM
At first it was funny but I guess the crowd were on their fanboys mode and booooed him like it wasn't enough considering what they did during the entire match :rolleyes:

Still Nole learn some diplomacy man ;)

I just hope Nadal and Federer accuse you of faking :D

crude oil
09-05-2008, 03:25 AM
By admitting that he was wasn't injured isn't he indirectly just proving that he was in fact faking all those injuries?

:haha:

true dat

TheBoiledEgg
09-05-2008, 03:25 AM
No way- pure evil won this. Fed, Rafa and Muzza need to collaborate to save tennis this weekend.

semis involve

"The Good, the bad, the Ugly and the grotesque creature" :spit:

we all know which =good

dmit424
09-05-2008, 03:26 AM
The USO have the worst crowds of all the 4 slams... Really obnoxious, unclassy, rude people.... :barf:

I'm not sure I agree 100%. The French crowd are bad too, and you gotta understand that it's like 11pm on a weekday and I think there are people who just stop caring about the match but don't want to leave, either, and so they act obnoxious. I think the crowd gets into this, "Oh ho ho it's getting late, ohoho and our boy Andy is playing, fuck it, let's cheer for him!!!" I think this could happen at other tournaments, and the USO fans are generally well-behaved.

I was happy for Nole's "fuck you" today, but on the other hand, I do think tennis players and fans are pussies in general because while every other sport has cheering and noise-making, these traditionalized pricks don't want to ruin their perfect atmosphere. I think the USO open crowd should feel free to jeer Djokovic and cheer Andy, it's just that today, Djokovic won, and put in a little trash talk at the end. So well done, Nole, just expect more of the same next match.

SheepleBuster
09-05-2008, 03:26 AM
I don't know if half of you guys were watching but I thought Novak stayed inbounds really. He didn't diss the crowd. He just said what he thought of Andy's disgraceful act. Not to mention that Andy was trying to fuel the crowd all night with his racket gestures which is absolutely fine. I don't like Nole that much but I thought he was fair to the crowd but the crowd was just pissed off as they think Andy is the next Sampras and he is not. Besides, with Fish and Andy out, most of these trolls have no reason to show up for the finals.

crude oil
09-05-2008, 03:26 AM
maybe djoker likes being the bad guy...maybe he plays better when he becomes the villain. who knows.

its not like he hasnt played in hostile environments before.

Geo
09-05-2008, 03:26 AM
the lesser of two evils won i think :confused:


exactly. I'm not a big fan of Djokovic, but I'm really happy he took out Roddick. Who the hell yells out "Yup!" when their opponent misses a shot? Only Roddick :rolleyes:

Anyway, well done Novak and bye :wavey: Andy!


That said, it wasn't smart of Djokovic to anatagonize the crowd during his post match interview-he should have saved that for the press room only. Not everyone in the crowd understood that Novak wasn't upset with them, just with Roddick.

I find it funny though that he thought Andy turned the crowd against him before the match by implying that he fakes a lot and has "16 injuries". A bit delusional from Novak, as he should expect most of the crowd to support the home player. :haha:

When Djokovic steps out on court against Federer, expect Novak to get booed big time.

rocketassist
09-05-2008, 03:26 AM
How exactly.

By simply one of them winning the title and stopping this enemy of tennis from getting his hands on the big prize.

piksi
09-05-2008, 03:26 AM
US open is the worst grand slam because fans suck. They have no culture and can't shut up. Both American ans Serbs in the crowd were pretty pathetic.

Loved every word that Novak said after the match.

SheepleBuster
09-05-2008, 03:28 AM
:haha:

true dat

I think Roddick is a punk. Roger had criticized Novak for his injuries but he never crossed the line. As pro athletes there are lines you shouldn't cross. Besides, Novak is a higher ranked player than Roddick so for Roddick to come out and say things like that in the media is bush league.

Bascule
09-05-2008, 03:28 AM
For those who didn't see it, Novak said it wasn't nice from Roddick to say he was having 16 injuries and that he was faking everything, and he kept adding to this which made the crowd boo everytime..

...and nobody discussed how Rodick is humble:rolleyes: and how he appreciates his colleagues...if it was Novak instead, MTF would explode in a second.:o

Herdwick
09-05-2008, 03:28 AM
I remember a certain John McEnroe who did just the same. And was a guy called Jimmy Connors with the same ahbit. As we all know, they had very short, poor careers as they couldn't stand the pressure from the crowd.:p

Nole must now turn it to his advantage. actively feed off it and stop bleating that he isn't getting support. Providing he can back it up with results it will do his career, and tennis, no harm at all.

sheeter
09-05-2008, 03:28 AM
If Roddick had played the way he played in the last two sets in the first sets, this would have been really interesting. It was really fun to watch in the third and forth sets.
That drop shot cost him the match.

Henry Kaspar
09-05-2008, 03:28 AM
By simply one of them winning the title and stopping this enemy of tennis from getting his hands on the big prize.

So how exactly to they "coorperate' to achieve this, smarty.

crude oil
09-05-2008, 03:28 AM
Thank you. I'm glad to see that some fans can take their blinders off and see the good and bad of their favorites.

Personally, even though I'm not really a fan of his, I don't see how anyone could think that Roddick was serious. I saw the interview where he said it and yeah, he was being a complete smart ass, but it wasn't a J'accuse! moment at all. If Djokovic took it seriously, as he obviously did, then he should have talked to Roddick personally rather than acting like such a wuss and going after him by *****. He also needs to take a lesson from del POtro and Murray (I can't believe I'm typing this) and lose the he man bullshit.

I hope he's prepared to have his Berdych in Madrid moment when he plays Federer. The crowd probably would have already been partisan, now it's likely to be downright nasty.


you are right except that it was clear that roddick was taking the piss out of novak. I mean he didnt bluntly say what we all thought but he sure as heck implied it.

Roddick put it in a jokey manner but he sure as heck was making fun of novak even if he didnt mean exactly what he implied.

xelena
09-05-2008, 03:29 AM
Lillith, you've got a point there, and that's what I thought when heard/read about Roddick's press conf. and that's how i got it , that roddick was even teasing the stupid journalist who tried to push roddick into saying something nasty so they can write tons about it and pump up the volume.. but , then again
majority of empty headed fans, audience ,mtf got Roddick's comment just like that, at the 1st degree so hmm why question Nole's response?

so, only few people got roddick's unique and sometimes fantastic sense of humour while the herd is singing the usual tune
"even roddick complained about ..faker's false med.time outs.."

:(

arm
09-05-2008, 03:29 AM
At least now people can't call him hypocrite. He may still be a faker, but not a hypocrite faker. :lol: He said exactly what was crossing his mind at that moment. :o

Tem o coração na boca. :lol:

mojobaby75
09-05-2008, 03:30 AM
By admitting that he was wasn't injured isn't he indirectly just proving that he was in fact faking all those injuries?


Amen to that! There he goes, endearing himself to no one. Funny how he can dish it out (the impressions he did last year) but he can't take it.

platinum
09-05-2008, 03:30 AM
Most of them are drunk :wavey:Obviously. And high on something too :wavey:

Merton
09-05-2008, 03:30 AM
Strange match with Andy playing like crap in the first 2 sets and Djokovic doing the same in the 3rd. The 4th was the best set in the match, with Andy breaking serve with two backhand winners but then choking when serving for the set. Overall I think Djokovic would win anyway even if the match went to a 5th set, he moves better and he returned enough serves from Andy.

Great to see Djokovic making a complete recovery from the various ailments that troubled him two days ago. :lol:

Geo
09-05-2008, 03:31 AM
I don't know if half of you guys were watching but I thought Novak stayed inbounds really. He didn't diss the crowd. He just said what he thought of Andy's disgraceful act. Not to mention that Andy was trying to fuel the crowd all night with his racket gestures which is absolutely fine. I don't like Nole that much but I thought he was fair to the crowd but the crowd was just pissed off as they think Andy is the next Sampras and he is not. Besides, with Fish and Andy out, most of these trolls have no reason to show up for the finals.


I agree with you, but I think Novak thought more people in the crowd were against him rather than for Roddick. Novak seemed to think most of the crowd read Roddick's statement about him faking injuries, when the reality is that most of the crowd probably didn't even read Roddick's quote. They were just supporting the home player.

On the other hand, a lot of people in the crowd didn't seem to understand that Novak was upset with Roddick, not them, so they booed him.

I also agree about some people in the crowd-they were very annoying tonight by calling out during points and holding up play. I'm glad Roddick is gone so the hype and out of control crowd behavior will stop. I don't understand why Roddick is so popular :shrug:

GlennMirnyi
09-05-2008, 03:31 AM
semis involve

"The Good, the bad, the Ugly and the grotesque creature" :spit:

we all know which =good

Definitely. Great post.

By simply one of them winning the title and stopping this enemy of tennis from getting his hands on the big prize.

:rolleyes:

There's only one player who deserves this title and his name starts with Fraud.

zxcvbnm
09-05-2008, 03:31 AM
The problem is that Djokovic brought the crowd into it when he was supposed to talk about it in the locker room with Andy. Andy basically said what everyone has been thinking, jokingly too, and Novak took it way too seriously.

Remember how Novak makes fun of other players? And he can't take what he dishes out?

Who in the crowd said he was faking injuries? Nobody. Very classless.

nkhera1
09-05-2008, 03:32 AM
Here is transcript as I can hear it:

Michael: Novak Great Match. You are back to your second straight US Open semifinal. Way to be. What are your thoughts tonight

Novak:Thanks for my box and all my fans who were supporting me tonight. I know that there were not more than Roddick's but... I'm really happy playing against Roddick in his court in his city, in his favorite tournament. To win against him is a huge effort.

Michael: I'm sure it was. The first two sets you came out smoking, and then what happened in the 3rd set there? I thought it might just be 3.

Novak: Well obviously Andy was saying I have 16 injuries in that last match and obviously I dont Right?

Michael: Didn't look like it.

Crowd starts booing

Novak: Like it or not its like that, so...

Michael: This crowd loves you, but you can make them turn on you real fast


Novak: Well I know they are already against me because they think I am faking everything so... (crowd boos more)

Michael: No one said that. The only one who said that is Andy and Andy said he was kinda joking around. Did that kinda fuel your fire?

Novak: Well that not nice anyhow to say in front of this crowd that I have 16 injuries and that I'm faking. You know I have nothing against anyone but in the moment its not nice

crowd booes

Michael: And is that the reason you came out so strongly? Were you thinking about that?

Novak: I wasn't thinking about that. I was just trying to get in the match and trying to work on my returns and get in the match.

Michael: And now you have Federer up next. 2-6 versus him but you showed that you can do it in the semis of Australia. Your thoughts on that?

Novak: Well he is the absoulte favorite. He beat me in 3 last year. He is the ex-#1 but for him its a big challenge to go back to the number 1 spot so its going to be a nice match.

Michael: How about some appluase

some applause but lots of boos mixed in

Novak: Thats ok

Michael: I tried. I tried

elessar
09-05-2008, 03:32 AM
Nole is like Tony Montana - a bad guy you need to point your fucking fingers!
and he likes that and that makes him stronger
so, next match is going to be the end of Fed's era at Flushing
I remember a certain John McEnroe who did just the same. And was a guy called Jimmy Connors with the same ahbit. As we all know, they had very short, poor careers as they couldn't stand the pressure from the crowd.:p
:haha: to both.
Nole hates the fact that not everyone loves him. Roddick was one nonchoked service game away from taking it to a fifth partly thanks to that.


All the top players have had night sessions matches against Americans in awful DC like atmosphere (Rafa against Fish yesterday, Roger many times and in particular against Blake in 06), Djoko's made his choice and decided that "defending his honor" was worth getting the crowd on his back. Now he just has to deal with the consequences :shrug:

crude oil
09-05-2008, 03:32 AM
Djoker truly shows his class..."if you (and your family) gonna dish it...you gonna learn how to take it!"

He can do impersonations of fellow tour players and the parents can put down Federer when he was the World #1.

Yet he feels so VICTIMIZED with Roddick's jibes?

C'mon!

true he takes the piss out of other players through the impersonations...so roddick did the same with novak's antics...

it is obviously a very sensitive issue for novak but one could say the same about the butt picking antics of nadal...he surely must not be smiling too much when he sees novak do it for the nth time.

rocketassist
09-05-2008, 03:33 AM
:rolleyes:

There's only one player who deserves this title and his name starts with Fraud.

Wouldn't exactly be disappointed if he did :confused:

MIMIC
09-05-2008, 03:33 AM
The problem is that Djokovic brought the crowd into it he was supposed to talk about it in the locker room with Andy. Andy basically said what everyone has been thinking.

Who in the crowd said he was faking injuries? Nobody. Very classless.

The commentators were saying that he was faking before the match started. And ignorant viewers will buy into that crap.

TMJordan
09-05-2008, 03:33 AM
You show that crowd whos boss, Novak. :worship:

Bijoux0021
09-05-2008, 03:33 AM
He said he beat Andy with 16 injuries apparently. At which time the interviewer asked, "he was just joking we thought, did that fuel you", Nole responded by saying that, "it's not nice to say at such an event all those things about him faking, excessive time-out taking etc". More-or less that's what he said.
I'm a Djokovic fan, but it's true that he does take excessive time-outs. And once he has to run for balls after those time-outs, he doesn't look injured at all. So I think it's fair for the players to call him out on it and assume he's faking. In the long run, he might get so angry that he's even more motivated to play his best tennis and kick his opponents' butts, just like he did to Roddick tonight.

I cannot wait to read the interviews from both players. Those war of words should be entertaining.

dmit424
09-05-2008, 03:33 AM
It was funny how the crowd reacted to Roddick's dropshot. Roddick was hitting the ball so well in that rally, off of both sides, that I really thought I was watching a top-form Safin or something, and it just seemed like on this particular point, whoever was going to get the most groundstroke momentum going and just hold out a little longer would win the point. Everyone was sensing that Roddick's groundstrokes were really clicking... This was the moment. And then, badunk... dropshot into the net. Crowd was like, "Aaaaooaawwwwww? ahhwwwwwwwwwwww... cough what the fuck cough..."

LoveFifteen
09-05-2008, 03:33 AM
Let it be known that the crowd cheered after Nole won the match. That's really all that matters. Yes, the crowd was tacky at times, but Nole shouldn't have responded that way in the interview. You don't call out people for having no class by showing no class yourself.

Transcript of interview.

Michael: Alright, Novak Djokovic, great match. You're back for your second straight US Open semifinal. Way to be! What are your thoughts tonight?

Novak: Thanks to my box and all the fans supporting me tonight. I know there were not more than Roddick's, but I'm really happy, you know, playing against Roddick on his court and in his [inaudible], and this is his city. His favorite tournament. So to win against him is a huge effort.

Michael: I'm sure it was. The first two sets, you came out smoking. And then what happened in the third set there? I thought it just might be three.

Novak: Well, obviously, you know, Andy was saying that I have 16 injuries in my last match. So obviously I don't right. {petulant tone}

Michael: Didn't look like it.

Crowd booing.

Novak: Yeah, well, yeah. [shrugging] Like it or not, it's like that.

Michael: You know, this crowd loves you. You could turn them against you real fast.

Novak: Well, I know they are already against me because they think I am faking everything, so, it's alright.

Michael: Well, no one said that. The only one who said that, the only one who intimated that was Andy. Andy said he was kinda joking around about it. Did that fuel your fire?

Novak: That's not nice, anyhow, to say in front of this crowd that I have 16 injuries and I'm faking, you know, I have nothing against anybody, it's just that [inaudible] is not nice.

Michael: Was that the reason you came out so strongly tonight? Were you thinking about that?

Novak: No, I wasn't thinking about it. I was just trying to get involved in the match and try to work on my returns and everything was going well.

M: Roger Federer next. You're 2 and 6 against him. You beat him in the semis of Australia. You showed you could do it. Your thoughts on that semifinal match?

Novak: Well, he is absolute favorite in that match, of course, I lost to him last year so he is a great player, you know, now ex number one but for him, it's a big challenge to go back to the number one ...

jeahhh!
09-05-2008, 03:33 AM
At least now people can't call him hypocrite. He may still be a faker, but not a hypocrite faker. :lol: He said exactly what was crossing his mind at that moment. :o

Tem o coração na boca. :lol:

But saying he had injuries during his previous match and saying how his next opponent would be so much better physically then him. Then today saying he is perfectly fine, does in fact make him look hypocritical. :shrug:

danton
09-05-2008, 03:33 AM
Crowd - get some class and respect - reminded me of Beneteau Blake last year - disgraceful.

Roddick - Drop shot to hand Nole match point on his serve - words fail me.

Djoke - Stop patting your heart every game - it was a 4 setter not an epic - or does he have a heart problem or merely doesn't have a heart?

freeandlonely
09-05-2008, 03:34 AM
Novak actually controlled himself well at most of the match until the end, no any infamous acts under that condition, also his body-language keeps as cold as he can.
How can you say he is a fucking evil bitch while saying Roddick's interview and the crowd are classy?

nobama
09-05-2008, 03:34 AM
Djerk is an asshole. I'm not a Roddick fan but he would never do what Djerk did tonight. I hope more than ever that Roger rips him a new one. He'll have the crowd behind him for sure.

mangoes
09-05-2008, 03:35 AM
I can't recall the US Open crowd booing a player like this in an interview. Great stuff from Djerk:yeah: :lol: :lol:

dzoni
09-05-2008, 03:35 AM
For those blind people claiming Roddick was only kidding and saying that it was acceptable really need a reality check. It was unacceptable and rude. Also the tone was not of a joking manner either, but rather very serious.

bk4ever
09-05-2008, 03:35 AM
semis involve

"The Good, the bad, the Ugly and the grotesque creature" :spit:

we all know which =good

I totally agree, Roger is such an ugly grotesque creature. That nose of his is tragic.

MrChopin
09-05-2008, 03:36 AM
A shame that Duck couldn't take it to a fifth. He was really starting to step on the gas and was outplaying Nole from the ground in sets 3 and especially 4. Had Andy started serving and playing this way, he probably would have won, possibly in three. The game Andy played to break Nole was phenomenal by his standards.

As for the monumental prick, nice job playing, but he completely ruined that for the crowd. Let's look at what he did wrong here because you Noletards will completely deny it and JMac will kiss his ass as the soon to be #2 of tennis:

(1) He waited until after he won the match and was before 25k New Yorkers to start calling Andy out, taunting Andy by means of tennis results.

(2) He couldn't realize that the crowd is a group of drunk, ignorant morons that will blurt out whatever they feel like and actually have nothing against him other than that Andy is from the US. You're a public figure, they are not. You carry the image of tennis, they do not. They've rooted in favor of hometown favorites for years and against hundreds of other players, just as the French and Australians. (and possibly even the British) have. But no, the aggressive dickhead doesn't understand this thanks to the Pizza Parents and their hyper take-by-right mentality, so he challenges the NYC crowd just like he did to the Australian crowd.

Well, sorry Nole, but Australia already dislikes you moron. NYC will take this insult kindly and dislike you even more. You've now made an impression on two continents, so get used to being rooted against. Srjdan, get ready to call security next round.

dmit424
09-05-2008, 03:36 AM
After Nadal beats Djokovic in the Finals: "Well, obviously he think it's funny when I pick my shorts out my ass, no? Well, I guess not. I guess my ass just beat your ass, no? Okay."

fast_clay
09-05-2008, 03:36 AM
:haha: @ him getting boo'ed. That made up for Andy losing by far.

Every time I watch him I find new reasons to dislike him. He's amazing like that. :o

Novak: he's the stain that keeps that keeps on giving...

wilmar
09-05-2008, 03:37 AM
it is obviously a very sensitive issue for novak but one could say the same about the butt picking antics of nadal...he surely must not be smiling too much when he sees novak do it for the nth time.

and Nadal was asked once about Novak's impersonations...he didn't call him out on that and was very diplomatic about it. That's the difference between class and ....

Foosimoo
09-05-2008, 03:37 AM
I hate Andy Roddick.

nobama
09-05-2008, 03:38 AM
I think Djokovic really went out there with a chip on his shoulder. He took Andy's comments way too personally. I guess after all the previous accusations of faking, this was the straw that broke the camel's back.I think Djerk protests a bit too much.

Geo
09-05-2008, 03:38 AM
The USO have the worst crowds of all the 4 slams... Really obnoxious, unclassy, rude people.... :barf:



totally wrong. The Roland Garros crowds are the absolute worst. It's true that sometimes the night time USO crowds can get out of control, but usually they are well behaved. During the day the crowds are good. They don't boo a player unless they think that player is out of line. SOME people at Roland Garros just boo for the hell of it. If a non-French player plays a French player at RG, he/she will very likely be treated horribly.

If I had to rank the crowds I would say

1. Wimbledon
2. AO
3. USO
4. RG

dusk
09-05-2008, 03:38 AM
People in NY prefer "No Bullshit, Give it to me straight" attitude.
Some balls Novak!
Thanks for sending this moron home.

bk4ever
09-05-2008, 03:38 AM
I have great admiration for Nole for not giving a shit what anyone thinks and standing up for himself.

I will admit that I think Andy was only partially joking and that may have been lost on Nole given the cultural barrier especially since we don't even know in what context her found out about the comment.

Nole please take down Fed :devil: after that I will be happy with who ever else takes the title :D

wilmar
09-05-2008, 03:39 AM
For those blind people claiming Roddick was only kidding and saying that it was acceptable really need a reality check. It was unacceptable and rude. Also the tone was not of a joking manner either, but rather very serious.


I have heavy myopia but not blind.
Roddick's humour is a deadpan stone faced one...does he seriously think Novak's got SARS, Anthrax and Bird Flu??!?!?!

and it's also unaccpetable and rude for Novak to mock his fellow players' on court behaviour if you like to take it that direction.

wilmar
09-05-2008, 03:41 AM
Here is transcript as I can hear it:
Michael: And now you have Federer up next. 2-6 versus him but you showed that you can do it in the semis of Australia. Your thoughts on that?

Novak: Well he is the absoulte favorite. He beat me in 3 last year. He is the ex-#1 but for him its a big challenge to go back to the number 1 spot so its going to be a nice match.

Not as BIG as his challenge to even get to #2 I think.

l_mac
09-05-2008, 03:41 AM
After Nadal beats Djokovic in the Finals: "Well, obviously he think it's funny when I pick my shorts out my ass, no? Well, I guess not. I guess my ass just beat your ass, no? Okay."

Isn't this sort of the point?

Andy makes a joke in a presser, look at the petulant reaction he gets from Nole.

Last year Nole mocked Rafa on a packed Ashe, the day after he'd lost on the same court.

The difference in reaction is telling, and says everything about why I will never be a fan of Djokovic.

clumsy
09-05-2008, 03:41 AM
Those saying that the US crowd is classless don't remember what happened at Roland Garros when Martina Hingis played Steffi Graf. They booed Hingis all the match because she made an under-arm serve.

dzoni
09-05-2008, 03:41 AM
mrchopin, the better man won, give it up. It was a well deserved and fair victory tonight. Keep your head up however, you guys got Sam Querrey coming up though, no worries, American male tennis is on the uprise..:D

Mechlan
09-05-2008, 03:43 AM
totally wrong. The Roland Garros crowds are the absolute worst. It's true that sometimes the night time USO crowds can get out of control, but usually they are well behaved. During the day the crowds are good. They don't boo a player unless they think that player is out of line. SOME people at Roland Garros just boo for the hell of it. If a non-French player plays a French player at RG, he/she will very likely be treated horribly.

If I had to rank the crowds I would say

1. Wimbledon
2. AO
3. USO
4. RG

Competely agree.

xelena
09-05-2008, 03:43 AM
ellesar , with this one "Nole hates the fact that not everyone loves him." I think you're missing the point here..
Nole is not expecting to be on every fan list
the thing is , for this great champions it's quite unusual to be boed and let's say "hated" by the audience..

Such an animosity is just abnormal
especially for someone that hasnt done something awful , it's just sports
but , this time, they tagged him so he is supposed to be the "bad guy" , which is ridiculous.
he cheated his dominance over roddick tonight ????
hm?

so for any sports person it's quite shocking i believe to face a crowd that just by default and by dirty gossip (given by Arias and Merill from ESPN) are behaving so 'unsport' like

whenever i was in the audience , and when my least favorite person won, i would applaud at the end of their speech , and give that respect
if you can not understand this simple lines then you're not into sports at all :)

dmit424
09-05-2008, 03:44 AM
Isn't this sort of the point?

Andy makes a joke in a presser, look at the petulant reaction he gets from Nole.

Last year Nole mocked Rafa on a packed Ashe, the day after he'd lost on the same court.

The difference in reaction is telling, and says everything about why I will never be a fan of Djokovic.

I respect Nadal and he is my favorite player, and yes he does have more class than Djokovic, but that does not mean he should not voice his displeasure. He speaks out against the ATP, why not speak out against prick actions like what Nole does? I do not defend Nole in general, I just think there was nothing wrong with calling out Andy and the crowd today. They really did not act classy themselves, so why is he obligated to smile and say thank you even when the way they act is hitting a nerve with him?

crude oil
09-05-2008, 03:45 AM
:haha:

:haha:

i love how some ppl are totally pissed that novak won this match... novak has become "pure evil" apparently...this is awesome.

BalkanBoy
09-05-2008, 03:45 AM
and Nadal was asked once about Novak's impersonations...he didn't call him out on that and was very diplomatic about it. That's the difference between class and ....

you don't see a difference between impersonations and calling someone a cheater? :rolleyes:

sirwilliam
09-05-2008, 03:45 AM
:worship: NOLE! NOLE! :worship:

First he ripped off his shirt and tossed everything he had into the crowd before pointing out his Chinese good luck charms to the camera in Beijing, now this stunt!

I just love this guy, what a character! This is JUST what tennis needs to balance the good boys Fed and Nadal (whom I also love).

FROM THIS MOMENT FORWARD NOLE WILL BE KNOWN AS A DARK GOD OF TENNIS.

As for the "American trash." I agree completely. Fuck the NY crowd and the punk-ass "big-serving" Americans who can't win jack anymore. WTF is it that they do? It ain't tennis. Fish, Querrey, Roddick, it's just BIG SERVE! ACE! BLISTERING FOREHAND! The Open keeps making the surface faster and faster to try to help these losers but it doesn't matter if they practice 10,000 serves and forehands a day, they just aren't complete, strategic players so they just keep losing. Never mind the fact that they are all arrogant, bitchy, cheating white-trash cry-babies. They really embody all the character traits of the modern American male.

I do have to admit that this year is a hell of an Open though, hell yeah! Down to the final four and we gots ourselves a Spanish beast, a graceful, brilliant Swiss gentleman, a wildly spirited and gloriously nationalistic Serbian maverick and a tough, wiry, firy Scottish lad. It's like a dang comic book with these characters. Can't WAIT for the semis! Don't even know who to cheer for I love all these SOBs so much :)

Fedex
09-05-2008, 03:46 AM
Awful choke by Roddick. On the rare occasion that I actually root for him, he fails miserably on the big points; losing all 5 break points against him!! That has to be the worst ratio that Roddick has ever allowed.

The thing that was most disappointing about this match is Roddick was really getting into a groove in the last two sets. He was finally hitting through his forehand, ala 2003-2004. He was hitting his backhand cleaner and harder than I think I can ever recall him hitting it............... But it was all for naught. Roddick has no one but himself to blame. 5-4 30-0 lead and you double fault twice in a row? Simply inexcusable.

Djokovic is done. Not only will he face a rejuvenated Federer, but he will have 23,000 strongly against him. He is toast.

GlennMirnyi
09-05-2008, 03:46 AM
nice snobby attitude.

the world needs more people like novak đoković

Of course, the world doesn't already have enough fakers and cheaters without any character or respect for people. :D :yeah:

rocketassist
09-05-2008, 03:46 AM
Why is Roddick getting stick? He basically pointed out his opponent is a faker/cheater, and it's the truth :shrug:

dmit424
09-05-2008, 03:47 AM
I assume you are on Roddick's side for shoving it into Novak's butt then? :angel:

You're right, maybe I just don't like Roddick. I don't really like Nole, but I am far from objective and really do not like Andy Roddick because he is a clown for taking off the Olympics in order to have extra good preparation for the USO. Every real tennis fan knows that was laughable and just another stupid move by Andy, so I'm just happy that he lost, I guess. I'm just a fan, though. Andy has achieved more in tennis than I have, just not more in brains.

crude oil
09-05-2008, 03:47 AM
you don't see a difference between impersonations and calling someone a cheater? :rolleyes:

cheater is not accurate....faker yes.

roddick said it best "it is what it is"

roddick said novak was quick to call the trainer...and made some fun

Kiman
09-05-2008, 03:47 AM
Now this is an interesting situation.
I must admit that the most celebrated and loving title till today in Serbia is European Basketball Championship 1995. When the whole Greek public was booing and Croatia team actually left the podium from bronze position when Serbia team stepped to the gold. I can't explain but somehow, the most cherished thing here is to make someone pissed and stick it to him. It is some strange kind of mentality, well known here. And I am not saying it is right thing to do at all.
Now it would be the happiest situation here if Nole lifts the trophy on Sunday with each and every fan boos. Even more than if he lifts it with applauses. We are living for the moment.:devil:
Again, not saying it is right thing to do, it is too strong feeling.

Geo
09-05-2008, 03:48 AM
Personally, regardless of whose side everyone is on, I like the idea of Djokovic having a heated rivalry with Roddick. Tennis needs it.

Federer and Nadal are too classy to start feuding with someone, but Novak and Andy aren't :haha:

I think it's good to have a mix of nice guys and confrontational, blunt guys. I want to see Djokovic and Roddick go at it some more this year! Hope they don't kiss and make up.

wilmar
09-05-2008, 03:48 AM
you don't see a difference between impersonations and calling someone a cheater? :rolleyes:

not when the accusation is true...and beautiful and succintly brought out by Roddick's wicked sense of humour.

and with Novak's "the lady doth protest too much"-response...it's guilt-turned-indignant-turned-anger

Bascule
09-05-2008, 03:49 AM
:worship: NOLE! NOLE! :worship:

First he ripped off his shirt and tossed everything he had into the crowd before pointing out his Chinese good luck charms to the camera in Beijing.

I just love this guy, what a character! This is JUST what tennis needs to balance the good boys Fed and Nadal (whom I also love).

FROM THIS MOMENT FORWARD NOLE WILL BE KNOWN AS A DARK GOD OF TENNIS.

As for the "American trash." I agree completely. Fuck the NY crowd and the punk-ass "big-serving" Americans who can't win jack anymore. WTF is it that they do? It ain't tennis. Fish, Querrey, Roddick, it's just BIG SERVE! ACE! BLISTERING FOREHAND! The Open keeps making the surface faster and faster to try to help these losers but it doesn't matter if they practice 10,000 serves and forehands a day, they just aren't complete, strategic players so they just keep losing. Never mind the fact that they are all arrogant, bitchy, cheating white-trash cry-babies. They really embody all the character traits of the modern American male.

I do have to admit that this year is a hell of an Open though, hell yeah! Down to the final four and we gots ourselves a Spanish beast, a graceful, brilliant Swiss gentleman, a wildly spirited and gloriously nationalistic Serbian maverick and a tough, wiry, firy Scottish lad. It's like a dang comic book with these characters. Can't WAIT for the semis! Don't even know who to cheer for I love all these SOBs so much :)

Nice....sorry, I am boring myself with this, but why is only Novak here "nationalistic"? You people are still full of prejudices.

finishingmove
09-05-2008, 03:49 AM
Of course, the world doesn't already have enough fakers and cheaters without any character or respect for people. :D :yeah:

crybabies.

but yeah.. ! :yeah::woohoo:

:lol:

xargon
09-05-2008, 03:50 AM
Andy's trash talking before the match worked against him. He kicked Andy to the curb.Excellent coments after the game.

SheepleBuster
09-05-2008, 03:50 AM
The problem is that Djokovic brought the crowd into it when he was supposed to talk about it in the locker room with Andy. Andy basically said what everyone has been thinking, jokingly too, and Novak took it way too seriously.

Remember how Novak makes fun of other players? And he can't take what he dishes out?

Who in the crowd said he was faking injuries? Nobody. Very classless.

Donald Trump has a great saying that I like. "If you punch me, I am going to punch, kick and smack you in the head" I don't know about your statement about this joke thing but all the announcers were talking about how long it takes for Djokovic to call the trainer against Roddick and how it was a certainty. I thought that was bush league too. Federer has criticized Novak before but you don't go call some out that boldly like Roddick did.

l_mac
09-05-2008, 03:50 AM
I respect Nadal and he is my favorite player, and yes he does have more class than Djokovic, but that does not mean he should not voice his displeasure. He speaks out against the ATP, why not speak out against prick actions like what Nole does? I do not defend Nole in general, I just think there was nothing wrong with calling out Andy and the crowd today. They really did not act classy themselves, so why is he obligated to smile and say thank you even when the way they act is hitting a nerve with him?

1. Roddick was clearly joking in his presser.
2. The crowd was the crowd tonight. They are loud and rowdy. He didn't have much to say when they were chanting his name last year. Did he play an American lat year? I don't know what he was expecting tonight.
3. I believe Nadal spoke privately to Novak about the impersonations (through the press agent) :shrug:

Class>>>>>>>>AssNole.

bluefork
09-05-2008, 03:50 AM
Each one is as bad as the other, as far as I'm concerned. They both got what they deserved tonight.

TMJordan
09-05-2008, 03:51 AM
All you idiots do is bash Novak. Get a new job it's really getting old.

nobama
09-05-2008, 03:51 AM
Andy's trash talking before the match worked against him. He kicked Andy to the curb.Excellent coments after the game.Huh? Andy choked away the 4th set. He was 2 points from taking the match to a 4th set. That's not being kicked to the curb. :rolleyes:

EternalxJourney
09-05-2008, 03:51 AM
:worship: NOLE! NOLE! :worship:

First he ripped off his shirt and tossed everything he had into the crowd before pointing out his Chinese good luck charms to the camera in Beijing, now this stunt!

I just love this guy, what a character! This is JUST what tennis needs to balance the good boys Fed and Nadal (whom I also love).

FROM THIS MOMENT FORWARD NOLE WILL BE KNOWN AS A DARK GOD OF TENNIS.

As for the "American trash." I agree completely. Fuck the NY crowd and the punk-ass "big-serving" Americans who can't win jack anymore. WTF is it that they do? It ain't tennis. Fish, Querrey, Roddick, it's just BIG SERVE! ACE! BLISTERING FOREHAND! The Open keeps making the surface faster and faster to try to help these losers but it doesn't matter if they practice 10,000 serves and forehands a day, they just aren't complete, strategic players so they just keep losing. Never mind the fact that they are all arrogant, bitchy, cheating white-trash cry-babies. They really embody all the character traits of the modern American male.

I do have to admit that this year is a hell of an Open though, hell yeah! Down to the final four and we gots ourselves a Spanish beast, a graceful, brilliant Swiss gentleman, a wildly spirited and gloriously nationalistic Serbian maverick and a tough, wiry, firy Scottish lad. It's like a dang comic book with these characters. Can't WAIT for the semis! Don't even know who to cheer for I love all these SOBs so much :)

:yeah: :worship:

Mr. Magassi
09-05-2008, 03:51 AM
Andy should've kept his mouth shut... he looked very glib in that post-match interview after he beat Gonzo; and then looked awful in the first two sets against Novak...

Fedex
09-05-2008, 03:51 AM
I'm glad Djokovic let it be known how he felt about Roddick's comments. Fuck the crowd

Too bad Roddick's comments were actually legitimate. It's not as if Djokovic hasn't been accused of this before by other players.

~Maya~
09-05-2008, 03:52 AM
Ridiculing started with Roddick and carried on and on with the media. I believe there was a confrontation before the match. I usually don't support this kind of behavior but I think it was time for Novak to stand up for himself. Roddick bit himself in the ass, because adrenalin rush is what helped Novak win this match

crude oil
09-05-2008, 03:52 AM
Donald Trump has a great saying that I like. "If you punch me, I am going to punch, kick and smack you in the head" I don't know about your statement about this joke thing but all the announcers were talking about how long it takes for Djokovic to call the trainer against Roddick and how it was a certainty. I thought that was bush league too. Federer has criticized Novak before but you don't go call some out that boldly like Roddick did.

:lol:

not really....federer was far more caustic with his accusations

wilmar
09-05-2008, 03:52 AM
You're right, maybe I just don't like Roddick. I don't really like Nole, but I am far from objective and really do not like Andy Roddick because he is a clown for taking off the Olympics in order to have extra good preparation for the USO. Every real tennis fan knows that was laughable and just another stupid move by Andy, so I'm just happy that he lost, I guess. I'm just a fan, though. Andy has achieved more in tennis than I have, just not more in brains.

I'm not a fan or hater of Roddick (but oh how he CHOKED today!!!) i'd agree...not the most intelligent player out there.
If only he could translate his wicked wit into court-wizzardry.

gillian
09-05-2008, 03:53 AM
I'm so bad. I now really like Djokovic after that interview.

Edited: The more I think about it, the more I like the fact that Novak called out Andy.

Andy's comments were sarcastic, although I do think he was joking.

Major problem for him was that he couldn't back up all that trash talk during the actual match.

Paul Banks
09-05-2008, 03:54 AM
Now the whole crowd will be against D-joke-ovic. Hopefully Roger will triple bagel him.

nobama
09-05-2008, 03:54 AM
Federer has criticized Novak before but you don't go call some out that boldly like Roddick did.No you just tell his parents to "be quiet, OK?" :)

Gotta love how the Djerk entourage starts chanting Nole, Nole after he's been booed by the crowd. :yeah:

Fedex
09-05-2008, 03:55 AM
What a pity. :sad:

Could have been Andy's finest moment since 2003. But for the first time in his career, his nerves got the best of him and he wanted it too much. Such a shame because he did everything right in that 4th set.

Congrats to the Djoker who was too strong on the important points. The BP conversion rates summed it up perfectly:

2/10 for Andy
5/5 :eek: for Djoker

And Andy use to be so good at saving BPs.

Are you insane? That has happened to Roddick countless times in his career.

wilmar
09-05-2008, 03:55 AM
All you idiots do is bash Novak. Get a new job it's really getting old.

we're already out of jobs here...this job has already been taken by Novak's fellow colleague....Sports Journalists and Commentators...and now...the NYC crowd! :angel:

RogandyFan
09-05-2008, 03:55 AM
I congradulate Faker for having such skills in winning over the crowd, the australian and US crowd are mostly against him now. That will work out well for all of his opponents on his better favorite surface. :)

dumdidum
09-05-2008, 03:56 AM
:worship: NOLE! NOLE! :worship:

First he ripped off his shirt and tossed everything he had into the crowd before pointing out his Chinese good luck charms to the camera in Beijing, now this stunt!

I just love this guy, what a character! This is JUST what tennis needs to balance the good boys Fed and Nadal (whom I also love).

FROM THIS MOMENT FORWARD NOLE WILL BE KNOWN AS A DARK GOD OF TENNIS.

As for the "American trash." I agree completely. Fuck the NY crowd and the punk-ass "big-serving" Americans who can't win jack anymore. WTF is it that they do? It ain't tennis. Fish, Querrey, Roddick, it's just BIG SERVE! ACE! BLISTERING FOREHAND! The Open keeps making the surface faster and faster to try to help these losers but it doesn't matter if they practice 10,000 serves and forehands a day, they just aren't complete, strategic players so they just keep losing. Never mind the fact that they are all arrogant, bitchy, cheating white-trash cry-babies. They really embody all the character traits of the modern American male.

I do have to admit that this year is a hell of an Open though, hell yeah! Down to the final four and we gots ourselves a Spanish beast, a graceful, brilliant Swiss gentleman, a wildly spirited and gloriously nationalistic Serbian maverick and a tough, wiry, firy Scottish lad. It's like a dang comic book with these characters. Can't WAIT for the semis! Don't even know who to cheer for I love all these SOBs so much :)

:worship:

LoveFifteen
09-05-2008, 03:56 AM
Djokovic could have said everything he said in the interview without causing a single person to boo. How you say things is a lot more important than what you say. His tone was so peevish and petulant. I was perfectly happy that he won, and I don't think he is a faker. I also think Roddick's comments were just silly and sarcastic, not malicious and evil.

In any case, I am looking forward to the semifinals, and I hope the entire crowd is cheering Roger like crazy!!!

GlennMirnyi
09-05-2008, 03:57 AM
crybabies.

but yeah.. ! :yeah::woohoo:

:lol:

:lol:

1 MM slam wonder. :woohoo:

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Losing to Safin on grass! :woohoo:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

SheepleBuster
09-05-2008, 03:58 AM
No you just tell his parents to "be quiet, OK?" :)

But there was a perfect reason for that. Listen. We all know what Roddick thought. He thought he was gonna make fun of Djokovic make him upset and win the match as he surely doesn't have the talent of top guys. He made a good effort to quarters, and I hope it will be his last as I honestly thought he would go out to Santoro or Gulbis. So well done Andy. But if this guy is representing US around the world, I rather watch Pigs Formula 1. Besides, If I were Novak I would have called out Andy for missing the single most important country tournament Olympics for some junk tournament which he couldn't even win. Davis cup doesn't matter. Olympics does! And Roddick decided he is better off losing to Troicki. I would've also accused Andy of being a moron, which by the way is true. Remember what trump said: go for where it hurts the most and make sure you do it three times to break them.

BalkanBoy
09-05-2008, 03:58 AM
Too bad Roddick's comments were actually legitimate. It's not as if Djokovic hasn't been accused of this before by other players.

If they were legitimate he wouldn't have paid the price tonight. ;)

Roddick laughted at the misfortunes of others and it came back to him by the same guy he was laghing at :haha:

Nole wasn't faking.

rocketassist
09-05-2008, 03:58 AM
:lol:

1 MM slam wonder. :woohoo:

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Losing to Safin on grass! :woohoo:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Not to mention Simon, Troicki, Anderson and Santoro :D

dmit424
09-05-2008, 03:59 AM
1. Roddick was clearly joking in his presser.
2. The crowd was the crowd tonight. They are loud and rowdy. He didn't have much to say when they were chanting his name last year. Did he play an American lat year? I don't know what he was expecting tonight.
3. I believe Nadal spoke privately to Novak about the impersonations (through the press agent) :shrug:

Class>>>>>>>>AssNole.


I didn't even listen to his press conference. I was just happy that Andy lost, and I always like to see a rowdy crowd that is one-sided called out. It's the crowd, but it's still not "nice", and Nole can call them out for it. I just don't understand the appeal of trying to be like a Federer, draping calssic suits in Wimbledon, being at every sponsor... Come on, guy is bought out and loves the attention. Nole does love the attention too, actually, but I guess he just feeds off negative energy more. Hewitt was that way, too. You can call them classless, but the only difference is that they do not care to make nice and turn the cheek on people who do not like them in the first place.

If Nole himself was not a bit of a hypocrite in doing all this, I think he would be seen in a different light. He would just be seen as a good player who does not take bullshit and speaks out about it. The only thing that makes him seem like a real prick is that there is some credible evidence to him actually faking, and to him doing imitations.

It's nice that Nadal handled it through an agent. It'd be much better if Nadal just came to Nole's door and spoke about it man to man. Or, if that is not really possible, called him out publicly. What is the advantage or appeal of making nice. Everyone knows Federer and Nadal do not like Nole and Nole does not like them, why in the world do Federer and Nadal keep acting like plushed animals and cuddling Djokovic with nice comments? They can keep doing it, but it's fake, it's PR, it's not what's in their heart. Tennis would be much more fun if people spoke their minds instead of trying to be polite and mask their true feelings.

finishingmove
09-05-2008, 03:59 AM
:lol:

1 MM slam wonder. :woohoo:

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Losing to Safin on grass! :woohoo:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

:dance: :dance: :dance:

wilmar
09-05-2008, 03:59 AM
Gotta love how the Djerk entourage starts chanting Nole, Nole after he's been booed by the crowd. :yeah:

they need all the support they can get to sustain their delusion. ;)

I congradulate Faker for having such skills in winning over the crowd, the australian and US crowd are mostly against him now. That will work out well for all of his opponents on his better favorite surface. :)

2 down...2 more to go...that's be his new year resolution 2009.

savesthedizzle
09-05-2008, 03:59 AM
WHY MUST EVERYONE BRING UP THE TROICKI LOSS AS AN EXAMPLE OF RODDICK AT HIS ABSOLUTE WORST? :armed: :rolls:

Okay, just lightening up the mood a bit ;) You can all go back to your previous discussions.

coolness
09-05-2008, 04:00 AM
I'm so bad. I now really like Djokovic after that interview.



LOL! You're not alone.

The main cast is now complete : Federer/Nadal/Djokovic/Murray

Tennis has never been more interesting :devil:

10nisfan
09-05-2008, 04:01 AM
By admitting that he was wasn't injured isn't he indirectly just proving that he was in fact faking all those injuries?


I guess he didn't think of it that way!!!... He just wanted to prove Rodduck Wrong...:scratch:

He didn't Realize that By Saying What He Said, He Actually Proved Andy's Joke to be "true"... :lol:

wilmar
09-05-2008, 04:02 AM
If they were legitimate he wouldn't have paid the price tonight. ;)

Roddick laughted at the misfortunes of others and it came back to him

yes they were legitimate...not in that he was injured...but in that he was faking...

dzoni
09-05-2008, 04:03 AM
John McEnroe agreed 100 % with Nole and said that it only shows how stable and strong of a person he is. He also admitted he was embarrassed by the behavior of the crowd.

Once again, way to go Nole :worship:

schorsch
09-05-2008, 04:04 AM
you are all so quick to call out on nole, you must be lovin' it. when in fact roddick is not dumb (offcourt that is) and knew what his comments could trigger afterwards... coincidence that connors was sitting in the crowd?... winning ugly?
i mean those two used to practice together, have funny games and imitations on practice courts entertaining the crowds and stuff. why would roddick even say something that COULD provoke nole in the first place... desperate much?

anyhoo... bad move by nole though, could have waited till the presser if somebody cared to ask about it and when he could have had the chance to think about how to put it... even though he mite have felt a bit offended and everything. but its not like he's been in these situations all too much. he'll learn.

wilmar
09-05-2008, 04:04 AM
I guess he didn't think of it that way!!!... He just wanted to prove Rodduck Wrong...:scratch:

He didn't Realize that By Saying What He Said, He Actually Proved Andy's Joke to be "true"... :lol:

i guess when you start cheating and faking and lying left right and centre....loopholes are bound to be exposed at some point...
and i thought he was more intelligent than that :angel:

ghostbear
09-05-2008, 04:04 AM
I guess he didn't think of it that way!!!... He just wanted to prove Rodduck Wrong...:scratch:

He didn't Realize that By Saying What He Said, He Actually Proved Andy's Joke to be "true"... :lol:


No, all he said was he didn't have 16 injuries.

sirwilliam
09-05-2008, 04:04 AM
Nice....sorry, I am boring myself with this, but why is only Novak here "nationalistic"? You people are still full of prejudices.

Hey, wait a sec. I LOVE it that NOLE is a proud SERB. I loved it when he tore off his shirt and ran around with his flag at the Olympics. Obviously Nadal, Federer and Murray are nationalistic too, sorry I should have mentioned that in my description (though Murray for Scotland rather than the UK! WHICH ROCKS! my mother is Scottish and I have UK citizenship and I would LOVE it if Scotland won it's independence and I could just have Scottish citizenship)

And of course Roddick is rabidly pro-American (and pro-himself more than anything else) but I don't think you can describe Americans today as just being "nationalistic" I think most Americans are frickin' nutjobs who want to rule the world, you know "build an empire that will last a thousand years" / Project For a New American Millenium type of nonsense :rolleyes:

So anyway, I didn't mean anything negative about Nole being nationalistic, it was definitely a compliment!

incognito
09-05-2008, 04:05 AM
I have heavy myopia but not blind.
Roddick's humour is a deadpan stone faced one...does he seriously think Novak's got SARS, Anthrax and Bird Flu??!?!?!

and it's also unaccpetable and rude for Novak to mock his fellow players' on court behaviour if you like to take it that direction.
Novak didn't mock Roddick, if you don't consider winning mocking. He just used his first (though maybe not best) opportunity to address in a rather polite way Roddick's unprovoked mocking at his expense. Of course, I agree that even making fun of someone can be acceptable if it's lighthearted, but in Roddick's case there was absolutely nothing lighthearted about it. He basically said "Yes, Robredo is right, Novak is a cheater" which is within his rights to say, but the problem is he didn't stop there, instead he crossed the line and started mocking Novak. I am 100% behind what Novak said, but he should have waited for the real press conference though, at least he would have avoided the crowd's reaction to what he had to say...

SheepleBuster
09-05-2008, 04:05 AM
WHY MUST EVERYONE BRING UP THE TROICKI LOSS AS AN EXAMPLE OF RODDICK AT HIS ABSOLUTE WORST? :armed: :rolls:

Okay, just lightening up the mood a bit ;) You can all go back to your previous discussions.

Because Roddick's true level is at challengers. He is not even at the same level or close to Troicki. Novak let him off the hook tonight. I though had he broken in that first game of the third set, Roddick's confidence would've been shattered. But Roddick can now go make babies with his model wife who will cheat on him. Now that is 100% real.

TMJordan
09-05-2008, 04:05 AM
Not to mention Simon, Troicki, Anderson and Santoro :D

Well Federer had lost to Blake and Fish this year.

Nadal has lost to Seppi and Ferrero this year.

Murray has lost to Lu and Haase this year.

What I am trying to say is you can't win every match.

Allez-Alejo
09-05-2008, 04:05 AM
This really just shows the gross maturity gap between 1 and 2 and the 3 and 4...Djok and Murray way be quickly approaching in terms of play, but they are incredibly lacking in respect and mannerisms. If having the crowd turn on you is the only way to fire you up, you need to do some hard thinking. This tournament has really exposed the mental weakness of so many players....everyone has the game now-a-days, but why does the mentality seem lacking in so many talents?

BalkanBoy
09-05-2008, 04:05 AM
yes they were legitimate...not in that he was injured...but in that he was faking...

:confused: isn'T that a contradiction?

sawan66278
09-05-2008, 04:06 AM
What can I say? I feel sick after this match...not because Roddick lost (or choked the fourth set away, after Djokovic choked away the third)...but we now have: The League of Extraordinary Arrogance vs. the World Part II. I hoped to never again see what happened in Australia, and now we have something that may be even worse.

What could have been a seminal moment for Djokovic has become his probable legacy. A player who may win the battle (by any means necessary: fake injuries, bathroom breaks, and ball bouncing)...only to lose the war (RESPECT...as a champion). His game will be admired, but he will NEVER receive the respect of his peers or neutral fans. Perhaps he doesn't care. But given his infantile reaction to victory, acting like a drug-pushing thug from some D-Class Hip-Hop video, to defeating Roddick...and his me against the world attitude, its obvious that he DOES care.

And therein lies the irony. He wants to have his cake and eat it to: we wants to win, and will do anything to win...however, he wants the love of the fans too. But guess what? If you cheat...if you act like a barbarian when you win...if victory is only satisfying by humiliating others and simply a means to assert your "superiority" over others (and not for the sake of pure competition)...you will NEVER get what you desire.

His box...including the most annoying coach in the history of tennis...a man who seemingly gets paid by the number of times he leaps out of his seat to cheer + the most "endearing" parents this side of Mary Pierce's dad...only adds fuel to the fire. They act SO TOUGH...cheering and jeering at the fans who don't support their BOY...because a brat who needs his diaper constantly changed is what he is. They fail to realize: if they can dish it out, they should be thankful that the fans have not dished back. Yet. That changed tonight with the ugly ending to USA's wonderful years of coverage.

From this point forward, Djokovic will make Ivan Lendl look like Jimmy Connors. Rather than act in a manner befitting a champion (like Rafa), he acted like a dolt...who takes his ball and goes home when things go wrong (for evidence, see Monte Carlo this year when he gave up against Roger). And I'm glad Michael Barkan refused to let him paint all the fans there tonight with the brush of false accusations.

A common tactic of perpetrators of wrong is to paint the victims themselves with the color of evil. Novak accused the fans of ganging up on him because of their "believing" Andy...in reality, he knows he's a cheater and abuser of the spirit (and, at times, the letter) of the game...and was trying to deflect this guilt.

Novak. A word to the wise. This is New York. They have witnessed horrific events in their history...and band together if you attack. And they WILL respond. And you, and your League of Extraordinary Arrogance will NOT be ready for the response.

You may have won the match tonight...but in the spirit of sport (as in the Olympic games you claim to respect), you lost the most important of things: RESPECT from those who love the sport of tennis.

sirwilliam
09-05-2008, 04:06 AM
Yeah JOHNNY MAC, you STILL the MAN!

Magenta
09-05-2008, 04:06 AM
What annoys me most about Nole is that he cares too much about the crowd, tries to please them too much. If this means he learns to concentrate on the game rather than pleasing them, then good. I hope he gets it out of his system.

dmit424
09-05-2008, 04:06 AM
I now think it was just a bad situation. The action of Nole calling out the crowd and Andy wasn't really "bad," per se. Maybe not classy, but everyone has their own definition of that word, anyways. What makes it bad is that Djokovic has done questionable things, too, and had insulted someone (maybe Nadal) that had not insulted him. Andy was dumb for insulting Djokovic, although jokingly, without Djokovic having insulted him. So Djokovic had a "right" to react, it's just he has to remember that some of his actions have given that right to react to some of his past opponents, as well.

I personally think that Djokovic just doesn't like Andy and the U.S. crowd in general, maybe just doesn't like the U.S., and then when Andy joked about Nole's injuries, Djokovic didn't care that it was a joke... He just used that as an excuse to unleash his dislike. Which is also wrong. And it was wrong for him to assume that the crowd just thinks he is faking it, since they never said that.

So there was a lot of wrong from everyone, and Andy was just a dumbass like usual. He can be funny in his interviews, and tried to be in the last one, but just joked about someone who doesn't take likely to being joked about.

I don't think Djokovic likes anyone except his family.

SheepleBuster
09-05-2008, 04:06 AM
Wow. I didn't know that Roddick said that 16 injury thing before the match. That's just bush league: http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/usopen08/news/story?id=3569281

wilmar
09-05-2008, 04:07 AM
It's nice that Nadal handled it through an agent. It'd be much better if Nadal just came to Nole's door and spoke about it man to man.

In Nadal's case it's a bit tricky...they share Benito, the same PR agent. That's why I think it's settled privately.
I think even if Nadal wants to call Novak out publily...that press agent will surely see that it doesn't happen.

MaryX
09-05-2008, 04:07 AM
You guys should be happy now, Novak showed what he really is-a very, very, bad guy.I love you Novak for this :kiss: .So, it is official.

But, don't hope for bad implications.It is actually very good for Novak,no harm to his game (remember AO final, and tonight as well?) and most important, he doesn't have to waste his energy in order to be liked, or to prove he's not that bad.He is bad, let's go on.

All he has to do is focus on tennis.

Kiman
09-05-2008, 04:08 AM
:lol:

1 MM slam wonder. :woohoo:

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Losing to Safin on grass! :woohoo:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

The USO will soon become another MM slam. I can smell it in the air.

Branimir
09-05-2008, 04:08 AM
Because never before number 1 and number were praised as much as today.
Murray and Djokovic FTW!

elessar
09-05-2008, 04:08 AM
If they were legitimate he wouldn't have paid the price tonight. ;)

Roddick laughted at the misfortunes of others and it came back to him by the same guy he was laghing at :haha:

Nole wasn't faking.
You can't have it both ways, if he wasn't faking then were have all his injuries gone ? if his ankle (can't remember if it was the left or the right :scratch:) hurt during the match, then it was bound to get worst after it, if he was sooo tired during the tournament then how come he was completely fine tonight ?

I can muster absolutely no sympathy for him whatsoever, he's brought it all on himself by acting like a prick and he's actually reinforced the idea that he was faking in people's mind. Good job Nole :yeah:

dmit424
09-05-2008, 04:08 AM
John McEnroe agreed 100 % with Nole and said that it only shows how stable and strong of a person he is. He also admitted he was embarrassed by the behavior of the crowd.

Once again, way to go Nole :worship:


I liked Nole's comments, but John McEnroe is a douchebag.

wildegirl05
09-05-2008, 04:09 AM
John McEnroe agreed 100 % with Nole and said that it only shows how stable and strong of a person he is. He also admitted he was embarrassed by the behavior of the crowd.

Once again, way to go Nole :worship:

:confused:

j-mac said it would be hypocritical of him to say anything about nole's behavior after he himself had antagonized crowds in the past. he also said he was at a loss to explain nole's behavior.

well done ,nole. always taking the time to remind us what an ass you are. we appreciate it :hatoff:

dmit424
09-05-2008, 04:10 AM
In Nadal's case it's a bit tricky...they share Benito, the same PR agent. That's why I think it's settled privately.
I think even if Nadal wants to call Novak out publily...that press agent will surely see that it doesn't happen.

Well, I know Nadal is classy and all, but it's still be funny to see him come up to serve for championship point vs. Nadal, tug his shorts 10 times and dip down really low like Nole's imitations, then bounce the ball 18 times, and fire an ace. Come on. That would be funny! But no, not classy.

Kiman
09-05-2008, 04:11 AM
I don't think Djokovic likes anyone except his family.
Umm, no. He loves his country. The tears at the Olympics shown. And I am far from nationalist, believe me.

GlennMirnyi
09-05-2008, 04:11 AM
The USO will soon become another MM slam. I can smell it in the air.

Nah. It will just become a huge joke in 2008.

SwiSha
09-05-2008, 04:11 AM
wtf is the big deal, so everyone should be okay when Roddicks kids around and making jokes about other people? guess what sometimes they are not funny and stupid thing to do especially before a match, it was good for him calling him out like that the this one time slam wonder prick knows his place, he should shut the hell up in future especially if he cant back it up on court.fuck roddick and fuck the crowd. he got what he deserved.

wilmar
09-05-2008, 04:11 AM
Novak didn't mock Roddick, if you don't consider winning mocking. He just used his first (though maybe not best) opportunity to address in a rather polite way Roddick's unprovoked mocking at his expense. Of course, I agree that even making fun of someone can be acceptable if it's lighthearted, but in Roddick's case there was absolutely nothing lighthearted about it. He basically said "Yes, Robredo is right, Novak is a cheater" which is within his rights to say, but the problem is he didn't stop there, instead he crossed the line and started mocking Novak. I am 100% behind what Novak said, but he should have waited for the real press conference though, at least he would have avoided the crowd's reaction to what he had to say...

I didn't say he mocked Roddick...just Nadal...Sharapova...etc etc..
and Novak can say what he wants...where he wants...
but my point is...you gonna learn how to take it if you dish it...don't act so victimised all the time. Hailed as the new king one moment and acting like a hurt harmless puppy the next. Schizo or what!?

BIGMARAT
09-05-2008, 04:12 AM
It's disturbing to see how many people are missing the point on this.

It's not about whether or not Nole was right in saying what he did, it's about how stupid he was to totally antagonize a crowd in front of whom he's gonna have to play many many matches in the future and in particular two in the next three days...

But hey what do I know :bigclap: congrats Nole the atmosphere you hated tonight might be even worse tomorrow :bigclap:

Exactly! What do you know?

It doesn't make it right either to kiss the crowd ass even if they are behaving like idiots.

hablovah19
09-05-2008, 04:13 AM
:haha: @ Novak copying Tsonga's celebration move at the end of his match. Shows how original he is.By admitting that he was wasn't injured isn't he indirectly just proving that he was in fact faking all those injuries?
Exactly. Idiotic move on his part. :help:
He should have expressed his feeling in the post-match press conference.

Can't wait to see his match vs Federer now. :haha:

kalisita
09-05-2008, 04:13 AM
The commentators were saying that he was faking before the match started. And ignorant viewers will buy into that crap.

USA was clearly trying to play up the injury comments before the match. Duroing the match they showed Djokovic playing with his socks on a changeover. Ted was like "what do we have here" clearly thinking it some injury was coming and JMac was like "he's changing his shoes." :lol:

It was so lame how they were trying to stir the pot IMO. Though, I guess it payed off for them, just not in the way the expected.

~Maya~
09-05-2008, 04:13 AM
Andy's interview, the Nole parts.

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. You've clearly ticked him off with comments about SARS and bird flu and everything. He took himself to bring it up in front of a stadium that booed him loudly and even Michael tried to steer it and he just kept it going. Is that a bad call on his part?

ANDY RODDICK: Well, I mean, listen, here's the deal: I mean, if you guys haven't ever seen me joke in a press conference, I'd be shocked, okay?

I think you guys know it was completely meant in jest. Listen, I had four questions from each one, I had eight questions about all the other ones. Finally after 12 questions I decided to make light of the situation and it actually stopped after that. Or it screwed me up and you guys got me out of it.

I'm willing to talk about it. I don't know if, you know ‑‑ he took it as seriously. I figure if you're going to joke and imitate other people and do the whole deal, then you should take it. Listen, if someone makes fun of me I'm most likely going to laugh. If I'm over the line I'm going to come in here and say I was ridiculous. And I was wrong. I've been the worst of it in the past. By no means am I sitting here trying to be holier than thou or anything like that. But I promise you that if somebody makes a joke about it I'll probably laugh.

I'm sorry he took it that way. There's nothing else to say. I don't think I was over the line. It wasn't my intention, and, you know, I'm sorry he felt that way. Maybe I did him a favor tonight.

Q. It was our comments back and forth, and to be honest with you, today I heard from five or six or seven people, I heard it on ESPN, I heard it on USA, those types of things have legs, whether you like it...

ANDY RODDICK: I should know better, but listen, I joke all the time. I don't think anybody in their right mind takes me serious. I think it's very clear when I give a serious answer and when I don't give a serious answer.

Maybe that part ‑‑ maybe I should know better, you know, but in my eyes it's an innocent comment. I felt that most people found it funny and I tried to build it up ‑‑ if you look at the transcript, I'm saying, I'm 3, he's 8. It's straightforward. I'm trying to build it up as like I'm the favorite. I said listen, if you want to go last 10 days or go the last 10 months, he's been the best hardcourt player. I'm throwing truthful things the whole time. If someone wants to focus in on that and use it, then by all means, but especially in Novak's case, if you're going to dish out all the stuff, then be able to take it with a smile, is the only part that I don't quite agree with.

Q. Have you had an opportunity to talk to him afterward?

ANDY RODDICK: Anything that's going to be said between Novak and I is going to stay between Novak and I because I'm not going to air out private conversations in front of you guys, because I just don't feel like that's necessary.

It would have been considered as a joke if it was not for the last sentence of his mocking. And I personally think that they already head a talk (Novak and Andy). And media thought it was funny the way their player mocked another player. Well, it kind of fired back.

dmit424
09-05-2008, 04:14 AM
Umm, no. He loves his country. The tears at the Olympics shown. And I am far from nationalist, believe me.

Ah. I didn't know, did not watch tennis at the Olympics. I was taking the Olympics off to power up my enthusiasm for seeing Andy lose at the USO.