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Novak's 2011 Schedule - a very special year:)

*Ljubica*
11-18-2008, 02:26 PM
Confirmed dates so far.

01.01. Perth, Australia (Exhibition tournament)
17.01. Melbourne, Australia (Grand Slam) - CHAMPION
07.02. Rotterdam, Netherlands (ATP 500) - withdrew - shoulder injury
21.02. Dubai, UAE (ATP 500) - CHAMPION
04.03. Novi Sad, Serbia (Davis Cup)
07.03. Indian Wells, USA (ATP 1000) - CHAMPION
21.03. Miami, USA (ATP 1000) - CHAMPION
11.04. Monte Carlo, Monaco (ATP 1000) - withdrew - injury
25.04. Belgrade, Serbia (ATP 250) - CHAMPION
02.05. Madrid, Spain (ATP 1000) - CHAMPION
09.05. Rome, Italy (ATP 1000) - CHAMPION
23.05. Paris, France (Grand Slam)
06.06. Queens, London, UK (ATP 250) - withdrew - knee and exhaustion
13.06. Exhibition at Stoke Park, UK
20.06 Wimbledon, London, UK (Grand Slam) - CHAMPION
08.07. Davis Cup, Halmstad, Sweden
08.08 Montreal, Canada (ATP 1000) - CHAMPION
14.08. Cincinnati, USA (ATP 1000)
29.08. US Open (Grand Slam) - CHAMPION
06.09. Davis Cup, Belgrade.Serbia
03.10 China Open (Beijing) - withdrew - back injury
09.10 Shanghai Masters - withdrew- back injury
29.10 Basel, Switzerland (ATP 500)
07.11 BNP Paribas Masters (Paris, France)
20.11 ATP World Tour Finals (London, Great Britain)

Herdwick
11-18-2008, 07:43 PM
Cheers - Marseille but no Monte Carlo though? Or is it just that it's not a compulsory. Would hate to think last year's little incident had put him off...

*Ljubica*
11-18-2008, 08:06 PM
Cheers - Marseille but no Monte Carlo though? Or is it just that it's not a compulsory. Would hate to think last year's little incident had put him off...

Well, personally, I'm sure he will play it - but it hasn't officially been put into his schedule yet, so I didn't put it here :shrug: I'm pretty sure he'll play MC - he lives there for a start - same as it's pretty much a foregone conclusion that he'll play in Serbia and in the Madrid Masters................. But I decided I was only going to uodate this list when there was something official in writing to say he would play somewhere - it gets too messy and confusing otherwise, having to edit all the time, so I'll just add it in if it happens, when he definitely commits.

zsanika
11-19-2008, 04:50 PM
Two Djokovics for the price of one
http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/2008/11/two-djokovics-for-the-price-of-one#more-630

Tess Gray
11-19-2008, 06:29 PM
I hope he will play rotterdam again. Last year I didn't have the chance to see him :(

*Ljubica*
11-19-2008, 06:41 PM
I hope he will play rotterdam again. Last year I didn't have the chance to see him :(

So do I. I love that tournament, and it's quite quick and easy to get there for a couple of days for me. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Herdwick
11-19-2008, 07:29 PM
I hope he will play rotterdam again. Last year I didn't have the chance to see him :(

So do I - we went last year, only to see both Rafa and Murray lose first their first matches. Great tournament. Looks like it might coincide with a friend's 40th birthday though...

*Ljubica*
11-20-2008, 04:53 AM
So do I - we went last year, only to see both Rafa and Murray lose first their first matches. Great tournament. Looks like it might coincide with a friend's 40th birthday though...

Why not celebrate in Rotterdam? :angel:

arm
11-21-2008, 11:40 AM
Nole, will you do me the favour of playing Estoril? :angel: Peaaaaseee :D

kalisita
12-15-2008, 03:19 AM
Posted this in the news thread and thought I'd post this here as well. I know how much we all like keeping track of his location ;). Here's will he'll most likely be on the weekend of March 6th. From Tennis.com's The Ticker:

Spain will hold its first-round Davis Cup tie against Serbia on outdoor clay in Benidorm, a costal town that will allow the matches to take place at sea level.

Tess Gray
12-18-2008, 12:32 PM
Unfortunately the tournament website for Rotterdam anounced that Novak will not be coming this year :sad:

«Ivan»
12-18-2008, 04:41 PM
Unfortunately the tournament website for Rotterdam anounced that Novak will not be coming this year :sad:

as far as i know roger too.only rafa(all alone:sad:)

jeremda01
12-23-2008, 04:20 AM
GO NOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! win them all

~Maya~
12-23-2008, 04:23 AM
Hello there! Welcome to the forum :)

*Ljubica*
12-23-2008, 10:48 AM
GO NOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! win them all

We certainly hope so :)

«Ivan»
12-23-2008, 02:49 PM
We certainly hope so :)

we know so;)

*Ljubica*
12-23-2008, 02:59 PM
we know so;)

I wish I had your confidence :unsure: I'll just take one match at a time, and if he can win as many important titles as he did in 2008, I'll be more than content.

«Ivan»
12-23-2008, 04:41 PM
I wish I had your confidence :unsure: I'll just take one match at a time, and if he can win as many important titles as he did in 2008, I'll be more than content.
our guy is full of spirit,healthy humour,without testosterone injections,without robot behaviour 'n sometimes it seems it's more important than anything.i like his smile,his way of living."give him lego,he'd know what to do unlike most of guys"-that's nole:worship:

*Ljubica*
12-23-2008, 04:53 PM
our guy is full of spirit,healthy humour,without testosterone injections,without robot behaviour 'n sometimes it seems it's more important than anything.i like his smile,his way of living."give him lego,he'd know what to do unlike most of guys"-that's nole:worship:

Interesting words - and I agree.

tangerine_dream
12-24-2008, 06:02 PM
So nice to see at least one top player who can't be bought with Middle Eastern money. :yeah:

I get disgusted with guys like Roger who are already filthy rich but still go to all these Middle Eastern tournaments to gobble up huge appearance fees. I'm annoyed with Andy R. for relenting under pressure, too, as well as Rafa. As if these guys needed the extra $$$. When almost everybody is suffering through a recession around the world this kind of money-grab from rich athletes seems obscene to me.

Djokovic shuns riches in favour of Brisbane gig

WORLD No.3 Novak Djokovic has turned down a second offer of Middle-East appearance fee riches to launch his Australian Open campaign at the Brisbane International.

Djokovic has opted to go straight from training in Europe to Brisbane for the January 4 to 11 tournament at Tennyson, bypassing a lucrative six-man exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

Djokovic could have played in both Abu Dhabi and Brisbane by requesting Ayles not schedule him for the first or second day at Tennyson.

"It was being said Abu Dhabi had the top six players at one stage. I had heard suggestions Novak was going to Abu Dhabi and that he wasn't," Ayles said.

"Novak said he would play here because he saw it as the best way to get ready for the Australian Open."

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,24838419-23216,00.html

~Maya~
12-26-2008, 03:35 AM
Thanks Tangy for the article. Interesting to see Novak refusing money. His book must be doing well :lol:

kalisita
12-30-2008, 09:37 PM
Posted on Novak's official site: http://www.novakdjokovic.rs/vesti.php?&Lang=EN&IDV=250

It's time to present you Novak's schedule for the first three months in 2009:

04.01. Brisbane
19.01. Melbourne (Australian Open)
16.02. Marseille
23.02. Dubai
06.03. Benidorm (Davis Cup vs. Spain)
12.03. Indian Wells
25.03. Miami

I think the only one Rosie is missing is Dubai. Now, we have official confirmation of his whereabouts for the first 3 months of the year at least ;).

Not even one week to go until Brisbane. The draw is being held Sat at noon local time, which makes it Friday night at 9 EST (I think :scratch:). I am officially excited for the new season! Hope I can find a way to see some of Brisbane. In the US, the final is on the Tennis Channel on delay so hopefully he'll make it that far (and win of course! :) )

Lee
12-30-2008, 11:02 PM
Finally some tennis to watch SOON!

*Ljubica*
12-31-2008, 05:05 AM
Posted on Novak's official site: http://www.novakdjokovic.rs/vesti.php?&Lang=EN&IDV=250

It's time to present you Novak's schedule for the first three months in 2009:

04.01. Brisbane
19.01. Melbourne (Australian Open)
16.02. Marseille
23.02. Dubai
06.03. Benidorm (Davis Cup vs. Spain)
12.03. Indian Wells
25.03. Miami

I think the only one Rosie is missing is Dubai. Now, we have official confirmation of his whereabouts for the first 3 months of the year at least ;).

Not even one week to go until Brisbane. The draw is being held Sat at noon local time, which makes it Friday night at 9 EST (I think :scratch:). I am officially excited for the new season! Hope I can find a way to see some of Brisbane. In the US, the final is on the Tennis Channel on delay so hopefully he'll make it that far (and win of course! :) )


I'll update the 1st post now :)

Btw Kalisita............. are you going to do the honours with an Australia cheering thread? :o After your success with Shanghai, I don't think anyone else wants to do it :lol:

kalisita
12-31-2008, 05:53 AM
Btw Kalisita............. are you going to do the honours with an Australia cheering thread? :o After your success with Shanghai, I don't think anyone else wants to do it :lol:

:lol: I can, but, I feel I should point out, I also started the Paris thread so I'm 1 for 2 in tournament threads :sad:. The AO thread could be the deciding factor in determining how good my mojo is. :eek:

Herdwick
12-31-2008, 09:30 AM
http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?competitionid=&part=sports&discipline=tennis

Brisbane!

shuhrat
12-31-2008, 10:22 AM
:lol: I can, but, I feel I should point out, I also started the Paris thread so I'm 1 for 2 in tournament threads :sad:. The AO thread could be the deciding factor in determining how good my mojo is. :eek:
If so, start both the Brisbane and Melbourne thread and he will win one of those at least. :lol:

*Ljubica*
12-31-2008, 10:41 AM
If so, start both the Brisbane and Melbourne thread and he will win one of those at least. :lol:

Or how about a general "Down Under in Australia" thread? After my disasters with Wimby and Madrid, I'm scared to start one myself again :awww:

Herdwick
12-31-2008, 12:08 PM
Count me out too - I still blame myself for New York.

Kalisita - it is your duty. At least you have one success to your credit.

arm
12-31-2008, 12:22 PM
I doubt I'll be able to watch Brisbane. :awww:

Lee
12-31-2008, 06:24 PM
Finally, I have interactive coverage for AO. 6 courts on TV and I probably will have no sleep during AO. :sobbing:

star
01-01-2009, 11:59 PM
Where are you getting the interactive coverage for the AO, Lee?

I was surprised to see Halle instead of Queens on the schedule. Daring the lion in his den? :lol:

Lee
01-02-2009, 03:42 AM
Where are you getting the interactive coverage for the AO, Lee?

I have DirecTV this year. I switched from cable to DirecTV right after AO last year. So I had interactive coverage for RG and USO (I wasn't around during Wimbledon) plus some Master events last year.

I was surprised to see Halle instead of Queens on the schedule. Daring the lion in his den? :lol:

His form took a nose dive after final of Queens last year. :tape: Guess he doesn't feel like playing there afterward.

~Maya~
01-02-2009, 03:54 AM
I have DirecTV this year. I switched from cable to DirecTV right after AO last year. So I had interactive coverage for RG and USO (I wasn't around during Wimbledon) plus some Master events last year.



His form took a nose dive after final of Queens last year. :tape: Guess he doesn't feel like playing there afterward.

Well, this just does it. I was thinking about switching for a year now. This does it. I am calling them tomorrow!!!!!! Thank you
What package was that?

Lee
01-02-2009, 04:07 AM
Well, this just does it. I was thinking about switching for a year now. This does it. I am calling them tomorrow!!!!!! Thank you
What package was that?

I have the Choice XTRA package. I am not sure if you must have this package to have the interactive. But only this package includes the Tennis Channel. I don't know whether Dish Network also have the interactive feature. And it will cost you extra every month if you want HD but for watching tennis, it really worth it IMO.

Also, if you hubby loves sport too, directv is much better than cable, at least here in Arizona.

~Maya~
01-02-2009, 04:53 PM
Thanks Lee,

I was on their website and all looked so confusing so I am preparing to call them. Only thing we really watch is tennis.

Ad Wim
01-26-2009, 01:42 PM
Unfortunately the tournament website for Rotterdam anounced that Novak will not be coming this year :sad:

But does anyone know and understand why?! It's a 500 tournament and lies perfectly between the AO and Dubai. Now he has AO, two weeks off and then Marsille (which is only 250) and Dubai after each other. So stupid...

Baghdatis#1
03-08-2009, 05:49 PM
What's on Novak's agenda after Miami?

*Ljubica*
03-08-2009, 06:04 PM
What's on Novak's agenda after Miami?

It hasn't totally been finalised yet - will be available in a couple of weeks then I'll update here :)

maki925
03-08-2009, 08:31 PM
He's going to Monte Carlo in April and after that it's Rome before RG.

*Ljubica*
03-08-2009, 08:35 PM
He's going to Monte Carlo in April and after that it's Rome before RG.

And Serbia Open I guess :D

Running:Free
04-18-2009, 11:53 PM
I didn't know he wasn't going to Hamburg http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/9286/facepalmsmiley1ti3.gif :awww:

Lee
04-19-2009, 12:25 AM
Hamburg is now post Wimbledon outdoor clay tournament. Not sure many top players will play there other than clay courters.

Noleta
04-19-2009, 03:37 PM
I didn't know he wasn't going to Hamburg http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/9286/facepalmsmiley1ti3.gif :awww:

What he'll lose a lot of points:mad:

Lee
04-19-2009, 03:54 PM
What he'll lose a lot of points:mad:

Everyone lose points from Hamburg which is a 500 event instead of 1000. :shrug:

Nole just needs to gain points from Madrid. :p

Noleta
04-19-2009, 03:57 PM
Everyone lose points from Hamburg which is a 500 event instead of 1000. :shrug:

Nole just needs to gain points from Madrid. :p

Well it's obvious he'll lose his 3rd spot but i think he'll regain it again after the Clay season where he doesn't have that many points to deffend unlike Murray:p

Lee
04-19-2009, 04:02 PM
Well it's obvious he'll lose his 3rd spot but i think he'll regain it again after the Clay season where he doesn't have that many points to deffend unlike Murray:p

Very likely.

pica_pica
04-19-2009, 04:14 PM
With such stunning performance I don't really mind that falling ranking.
Well, he has to pay the price for his not-so-good hard court season :shrug:
BTW, I actually think this fall in ranking will make him very motivated in the clay and grass season.

Noleta
04-19-2009, 04:15 PM
With such stunning performance I don't really mind that falling ranking.
Well, he has to pay the price for his not-so-good hard court season :shrug:
BTW, I actually think this fall in ranking will make him very motivated in the clay and grass season.

Or have the opposite effects:sobbing:

Lee
04-19-2009, 04:17 PM
I will have to bump the ranking thread just to depress everyone :p :lol:

arm
04-19-2009, 09:13 PM
:mad: :bigcry: I don't want him to fall to #4. :bigcry: I know it makes no difference at all, but I just don't want him to. :bigcry:

kalisita
04-19-2009, 11:41 PM
:mad: :bigcry: I don't want him to fall to #4. :bigcry: I know it makes no difference at all, but I just don't want him to. :bigcry:

:hug: I know what you mean.

ellewoods
06-14-2009, 03:20 AM
Nole's website has updated his schedule and looks like he will only be competing in two tournaments leading up to the US Open - Montreal and Cincinnati which means he has a month off between Wimby and Montreal. That doesn't seem right to me...

Lee
06-14-2009, 05:10 AM
Nole's website has updated his schedule and looks like he will only be competing in two tournaments leading up to the US Open - Montreal and Cincinnati which means he has a month off between Wimby and Montreal. That doesn't seem right to me...

Most of the top players take a month off after Wimbledon. It's much better for Nole to work on his fitness and fine tune his game before the back to back North America hard court masters.

I also hope after spending time at home with family after Wimbly, like for a week, he spends a little time in North America training, adapting to the weather here.

ellewoods
06-14-2009, 06:53 AM
At least it means I won't miss any Nole action while I am on holidays :) He always thinks of me, that Nole. Such a keeper :inlove:

*Ljubica*
06-14-2009, 10:25 AM
At least it means I won't miss any Nole action while I am on holidays :) He always thinks of me, that Nole. Such a keeper :inlove:

:lol: I agree with Lee, - really only MM tourneys in the month after Wimby, and several on clay, which is a good way for "clay court specialists" to grab a few extra points, but useless preparation for the US Hardcourt season. Pretty sure Federer, Nadal and Murray will also take this month off - so it's a wise move.

Seem to remember last year that Nole took a couple of weeks' holiday with Jelena, and then started hardcourt practice, so I presume he'll do the same thing this year too. Nice too that it gives Marian some time off in the Summer (school holidays) as he he kids he can't see that often, so he can have a proper family holiday too :D

Amber Spyglass
06-14-2009, 10:47 AM
:lol: I agree with Lee, - really only MM tourneys in the month after Wimby, and several on clay, which is a good way for "clay court specialists" to grab a few extra points, but useless preparation for the US Hardcourt season. Pretty sure Federer, Nadal and Murray will also take this month off - so it's a wise move.

Seem to remember last year that Nole took a couple of weeks' holiday with Jelena, and then started hardcourt practice, so I presume he'll do the same thing this year too. Nice too that it gives Marian some time off in the Summer (school holidays) as he he kids he can't see that often, so he can have a proper family holiday too :D
Really?Does Marian have a wife and kids?I never knew

*Ljubica*
06-14-2009, 11:03 AM
Really?Does Marian have a wife and kids?I never knew

As far as I know - yes- two children I believe :D Sad he can't possibly see them so often :sad:

Amber Spyglass
06-14-2009, 11:19 AM
As far as I know - yes- two children I believe :D Sad he can't possibly see them so often :sad:
Must have been why he didn't go to the olympics last year and yeah it is tough:sad:

Noleta
06-14-2009, 11:35 AM
Nole's website has updated his schedule and looks like he will only be competing in two tournaments leading up to the US Open - Montreal and Cincinnati which means he has a month off between Wimby and Montreal. That doesn't seem right to me...

He needs to after the bad start he had on hard courts this year:tape:also he need to work on his stamina:)

pica_pica
06-14-2009, 02:07 PM
Really not much expectation for the remaining of the season :rolleyes:
Would be more than satisfied if he's still in the Top4 to end this year
Be yourself, Nole. Just don't give up, because your are loved by your dear MTF fans :hug:

ellewoods
06-14-2009, 02:12 PM
I think I will have to be satisfied with Top 5 at this rate. Delpo creeping up for sure.

pica_pica
06-14-2009, 02:14 PM
I think I will have to be satisfied with Top 5 at this rate. Delpo creeping up for sure.
Yeah, the lower the expectation, the lower then chance for disappointment :rolleyes: :sobbing:

kalisita
06-14-2009, 02:16 PM
Really not much expectation for the remaining of the season :rolleyes:
Would be more than satisfied if he's still in the Top4 to end this year
Be yourself, Nole. Just don't give up, because your are loved by your dear MTF fans :hug:

Not much here either, though still have much hope. :)

I think I will have to be satisfied with Top 5 at this rate. Delpo creeping up for sure.

He is, though he has a lot to defend in the HC season.

shuhrat
06-14-2009, 02:19 PM
I'm a bit upset right now, still believe he will surprise us. :lol::smash:
Raquel, your optimism is urgently needed here. :bounce::bounce:

Lee
06-14-2009, 02:34 PM
I'm a bit upset right now, still believe he will surprise us. :lol::smash:
Raquel, your optimism is urgently needed here. :bounce::bounce:

I am Fortuna's stand-in when she's not around:

Roger, Nadal and Murray all have more points to defend than Nole starting Wimbledon, right?

Similar for JMDP too.

*Ljubica*
06-14-2009, 02:40 PM
Yeah, the lower the expectation, the lower then chance for disappointment :rolleyes: :sobbing:

Finally - coming round to my pessimistic point of view :D It's always better to see the glass half empty than half full in my opinion. That way you can never be disapponted because you have no expectations, and when you're proved right, you at least have the chance to say "I told you so" :p I couldn't live with the constant let-downs of being optimistic and seeing everything go wrong.

Anyway - we are ony half way through the season - and even if Nole drops to Number 10 (or lower), I will always love and support him. As long as he's happy- that's fine by me! Ajde :D

shuhrat
06-14-2009, 03:01 PM
Optimism doesn't hurt anyone. When you're proved right, you can say "I told you so. :bounce:", in the other case "You still can do it next time." :rolls::lol:

Thanks, Lee!! :hug: :D I forgot about it. At least I'm not alone. :dance:

Noleta
06-14-2009, 03:46 PM
Optimism doesn't hurt anyone. When you're proved right, you can say "I told you so. :bounce:", in the other case "You still can do it next time." :rolls::lol:

Thanks, Lee!! :hug: :D I forgot about it. At least I'm not alone. :dance:

Agree but we have to be realistic too:shrug: nothing about Novak's game tell us he is going to win important titles this year:shrug:

kalisita
06-14-2009, 03:51 PM
I am Fortuna's stand-in when she's not around:

Roger, Nadal and Murray all have more points to defend than Nole starting Wimbledon, right?

Similar for JMDP too.

Through USO: Nadal-5150 Fed-3650 Murray-3350 Nole-2330 Del Potro-2220

Nadal, Fed, Nole will all lose their Olympic pts (800, 90, 410) while Murray's aren't among his countable tournaments and DelPo didn't go. Also, DelPo wasn't ranked high enough to enter Toronto or Cincy last year so he has a lot of points from "MM" summer tournies.

Edit: also this are as of right now-points based on best of other countable tournaments. that could change over time. Like Nadal will lose Queens pts but not all of them since Doha will then be counted so he'll lose the difference and then Murray has a 0 penalty from Indy last year that will be replaced when the point penalty expires.

Nole really does need a good Wimby. :sad: He didn't do that badly after it-QF in Toronto, F in Cincy, and SF at USO.

Noleta
06-14-2009, 03:54 PM
Through USO: Nadal-5150 Fed-3650 Murray-3350 Nole-2330 Del Potro-2220

Nadal, Fed, Nole will all lose their Olympic pts (800, 90, 410) while Murray's aren't among his countable tournaments and DelPo didn't go. Also, DelPo wasn't ranked high enough to enter Toronto or Cincy last year so he has a lot of points from "MM" summer tournies.

Nole really does need a good Wimby. :sad: He didn't do that badly after it-QF in Toronto, F in Cincy, and SF at USO.

I guess it's all about losing points this year:spit:

*Raine
06-14-2009, 03:55 PM
Is our "date" schedule posted here too? :angel: :p

shuhrat
06-14-2009, 04:01 PM
Agree but we have to be realistic too:shrug: nothing about Novak's game tell us he is going to win important titles this year:shrug:
I'm such a realistic person and was a pessimist in the past, so I understand your feeling and opinions. :hug: And that's the reason, I won't be disappointed when it's not going well as I expect. Also I think realistic & optimisic stand can be compatible with each other. ;)

Noleta
06-14-2009, 04:05 PM
I'm such a realistic person and was a pessimist in the past, so I understand your feeling and opinions. :hug: And that's the reason, I won't be disappointed when it's not going well as I expect. Also I think realistic & optimisic stand can be compatible with each other. ;)

:hug:i'm optimistic but realistic at the same time:)

Ruxii
08-08-2009, 05:58 PM
I guess then I'm on the optimistic side. :)
In real life I always keep saying pessimistic words so that I won't get to disappoint people, but deep down I never stop hoping for the best to happen.
As for Nole, well, I'm always optimistic about his chances because I do believe he can always rise upon and show us again what he is capable of. I am quite certain he will have a good performance this year on harcourts, but not in a stunning way. I say so for the simply reason that his main competitors have more points to defend and I think that neither Roddick nor del Potro will take on Nole.
On the other hand, I'm quite realistic right now about his chances to reach the semifinals in Montreal for I belive that he will lose against his most probable opponent in the quarterfinals, Roddick, but I do hope I'm wrong. Still, I'm sure he will improve until the end of the season.

shuhrat
08-27-2009, 03:18 AM
http://www.novakdjokovic.rs/tours.php?jezik=2


31.08.2009 Grand Slam US Open (New York, USA)
05.10.2009 ATP 500 China Open (Beijing, China)
12.10.2009 ATP 1000 Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 (Shanghai, China)
02.11.2009 ATP 500 Davidoff Swiss Indoors Basel (Basel, Switzerland)
08.11.2009 ATP 1000 BNP Paribas Masters (Paris, France)
22.11.2009 Masters cup *Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (London, England)

It looks a bit strange to play outdoor just before a indoor masters1000 tournament starts though, there are two 500 series in the same week, so I guess most of the top players will play either of them.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Tournaments/Beijing.aspx
Beijing : Nadal/Roddick/Davydenko/Verdasco/Gonzalez/Soderling/Robredo

http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/en/2009/
It seems Ana, Jelena, Masha will go there too. :p

pica_pica
08-27-2009, 04:46 AM
2 events in my country :woohoo:

ellewoods
08-27-2009, 09:52 AM
Are you going to go to them Pica?

I am so annoyed that I am going to miss out on the WTF by a few days!! :awww:

pica_pica
08-27-2009, 10:52 AM
Are you going to go to them Pica?

I am so annoyed that I am going to miss out on the WTF by a few days!! :awww:
Nope. But the timing of the matches will be good for my health. :secret:

ellewoods
08-27-2009, 11:01 AM
Nope. But the timing of the matches will be good for my health. :secret:

I know what you mean! The time difference between Sydney and Shanghai/Beijing is ideal for me! I don't miss much play due to uni nor do I have to stay up too late. Love it.

Lee
08-27-2009, 11:19 PM
http://www.novakdjokovic.rs/tours.php?jezik=2


31.08.2009 Grand Slam US Open (New York, USA)
05.10.2009 ATP 500 China Open (Beijing, China)
12.10.2009 ATP 1000 Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 (Shanghai, China)
02.11.2009 ATP 500 Davidoff Swiss Indoors Basel (Basel, Switzerland)
08.11.2009 ATP 1000 BNP Paribas Masters (Paris, France)
22.11.2009 Masters cup *Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (London, England)

It looks a bit strange to play outdoor just before a indoor masters1000 tournament starts though, there are two 500 series in the same week, so I guess most of the top players will play either of them.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Tournaments/Beijing.aspx
Beijing : Nadal/Roddick/Davydenko/Verdasco/Gonzalez/Soderling/Robredo

http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/en/2009/
It seems Ana, Jelena, Masha will go there too. :p

Nole only played one 500 event (Dubai) and Monte Carlo is counted as another 500 event. He has to play 2 more 500s and since he will play Shanghai, why not play in Beijing. :p

carlhiro
09-14-2009, 12:01 AM
Is Nole going to play any ATP 250 Tours?

Noleta
09-14-2009, 12:10 AM
Is Nole going to play any ATP 250 Tours?

No.Not that i know anyway:shrug:

carlhiro
09-14-2009, 01:43 AM
No.Not that i know anyway:shrug:

Thanks! :)

Eden
09-30-2009, 03:51 PM
Nadal, Djokovic confirmed for Rotterdam

Wed Sep 30, 2009

ROTTERDAM (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will play in next year's World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, tournament director Richard Krajicek told a news conference on Wednesday.

Spanish world number two Nadal reached the final on his debut appearance earlier this year, losing to Britain's Andy Murray in three sets.

The ATP 500 event will be played from Feb 8-14.

Source: http://in.reuters.com/article/worldOfSport/idINIndia-42818220090930

*Ljubica*
09-30-2009, 03:54 PM
Nadal, Djokovic confirmed for Rotterdam

Wed Sep 30, 2009

ROTTERDAM (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will play in next year's World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, tournament director Richard Krajicek told a news conference on Wednesday.

Spanish world number two Nadal reached the final on his debut appearance earlier this year, losing to Britain's Andy Murray in three sets.

The ATP 500 event will be played from Feb 8-14.

Source: http://in.reuters.com/article/worldOfSport/idINIndia-42818220090930

Thanks for that new Doris - I will add it to the Schedule now :D One of my favourite tournaments :D

kalisita
10-29-2009, 02:45 PM
Nole committed to play LA Open next year. http://www.latennisopen.com/Global/News/News/delPotro_Djokovic_2010.aspx

del Potro and Djokovic Commit to 2010 LA Tennis Open

Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:00 PM ET

LOS ANGELES - Reigning US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro and 2008 Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, two of the top five players in the ATP World Tour rankings, have committed to play the 2010 LA Tennis Open Presented by Farmers Insurance Group which will take place July 26-August 1 at the LA Tennis Center on UCLA's campus.

In the last 19 Grand Slam tournaments, only del Potro and Djokovic have managed to break through and claim an elusive Grand Slam title away from the stranglehold produced by the World's top two players: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The LA Tennis Open is the only ATP World Tour 250 event in the United States to have at least one Grand Slam champion in its field every year of the Open Era.

"Getting commitments this early from Juan Martin and Novak is a great way for us to start preparations in earnest for the 2010 event," Tournament Director Bob Kramer said. "Both Juan Martin and Novak have proven they can win at the highest levels of the game. We are eager to showcase that talent during our 2010 tournament."

In his Los Angeles debut in 2008, del Potro claimed the title, which was the first of his career on hard courts. In September, the Argentine claimed his first Grand Slam title at the US Open. del Potro, who is No. 5 in the ATP World Tour rankings, will be the first reigning US Open champion to play in LA since Marat Safin played the 2001 event after winning the 2000 US Open.

The No. 3 player in the world, Djokovic will be making is debut in LA. The 2008 Australian Open champion owns 14 career singles titles, including three in 2009. The Serbian has played well in Southern California, reaching the final at Indian Wells in 2007 and winning the title in 2008.

The 2009 LA Tennis Open singles title was won by Santa Monica resident Sam Querrey, while Camarillo twins Bob and Mike Bryan won their record fifth doubles title.

The season ticket renewal process is underway now for the LA Tennis Open Presented by Farmers Insurance Group. Additional ticket packages will go on sale in the months before the tournament. Ticket information can be found at www.latennisopen.com.

shuhrat
10-29-2009, 03:54 PM
:eek: Never expected he would play there around that time. So there isn't any chance for Umag next year, despite efforts to change the court surface. Maybe he thinks this could help him to get better results in Canada, and I hope so. ;)

*Ljubica*
10-29-2009, 04:07 PM
:eek: Never expected he would play there around that time. So there isn't any chance for Umag next year, despite efforts to change the court surface. Maybe he thinks this could help him to get better results in Canada, and I hope so. ;)

I'm surprised too :shrug: But, as you say, guess he wants to get some more practice and time to acclimatise in the US before Canada and Cinci. I guess Todd Martin may have had something to do with the decision too.

shuhrat
10-29-2009, 04:11 PM
I'm surprised too :shrug: But, as you say, guess he wants to get some more practice and time to acclimatise in the US before Canada and Cinci. I guess Todd Martin may have had something to do with the decision too.
Oh, it make sense. :)

Noleta
10-29-2009, 04:15 PM
So no extra vacation for him next year:p

Lee
10-29-2009, 04:15 PM
Either Todd Martin or lots of incentive from the tournament :o The climates in Toronto and Cincy are quite different from LA. Toronto and Cincy are more at the NE part of North America while LA is at the SW end of the continent. You can put the whole Europe inbetween will room to spare :shrug:

*Ljubica*
10-29-2009, 04:30 PM
Either Todd Martin or lots of incentive from the tournament :o The climates in Toronto and Cincy are quite different from LA. Toronto and Cincy are more at the NE part of North America while LA is at the SW end of the continent. You can put the whole Europe inbetween will room to spare :shrug:

Well I have no idea where Todd comes from/lives - so I guess the good incentive from the tournament seems favourite :) Still - whatever - it's innovative and something different for him - let's hope it works. And at least it will stop the endless whingeing from some people about long holidays on non-existant yachts :tape:

Lee
10-29-2009, 04:32 PM
Or may be the family prefers vacationing in LA next year ;)

*Ljubica*
10-29-2009, 04:34 PM
Or may be the family prefers vacationing in LA next year ;)

I wasn't going to say that :o :tape:

Noleta
10-29-2009, 04:36 PM
Well I have no idea where Todd comes from/lives - so I guess the good incentive from the tournament seems favourite :) Still - whatever - it's innovative and something different for him - let's hope it works. And at least it will stop the endless whingeing from some people about long holidays on non-existant yachts :tape:

:rolls:rumour has it that he bought an Aston Martin:tape:and they're still writing about that yacht,being located in Monaco:tape::o:o

*Ljubica*
10-29-2009, 04:37 PM
:rolls:rumour has it that he bought an Aston Martin:tape:and they're still writing about that yacht,being located in Monaco:tape::o:o

Guess it gives them something to talk/write about :shrug:

PennyThePenguin
10-30-2009, 03:02 AM
hey! he's coming here so I can go see him! how considerate of him :D

Noleta
10-30-2009, 05:23 PM
hey! he's coming here so I can go see him! how considerate of him :D

Great!are you going?

PennyThePenguin
10-31-2009, 03:46 PM
it's next august. we'll see ;)

Noleta
11-28-2009, 07:23 PM
http://www.novakdjokovic.rs/news.php?akcija=vise&id=438&jezik=2

Here is Novak’s tournament calendar for the first five months of 2010:

13.01. Kooyong, Australia (exhibition tournament)
18.01. Melbourne, Australia (Grand Slam)
09.02. Rotterdam, Netherlands (ATP 500)
23.02. Dubai, UAE (ATP 500)
02.03. Belgrade, Serbia (Davis Cup)
09.03. Indian Wells, USA (ATP 1000)
23.03. Miami, USA (ATP 1000)
13.04. Monte Carlo (ATP 1000)
27.04. Rome, Italy (ATP 1000)
04.05. Belgrade, Serbia (ATP 250)
11.05. Madrid, Spain (ATP 1000)
25.05. Paris, France (Grand Slam)

Don't see that many changes:shrug:

*Ljubica*
11-28-2009, 07:30 PM
He's dropped Marseille - but replaced it with Rotterdam - so - no difference that I can see either.

Noleta
11-28-2009, 07:32 PM
He's dropped Marseille - but replaced it with Rotterdam - so - no difference that I can see either.

Didn't change his clay schedules:unsure:i think 3 tournaments before RG is too much:shrug:

Lee
11-28-2009, 08:28 PM
Looks like he's going to play only compulsory events except Nole's Open and probably Queens for the preparation of Wimbledon. IMO, ATP should upgrade Queens and Halle events to 500 :shrug:

*Ljubica*
11-28-2009, 08:49 PM
Looks like he's going to play only compulsory events except Nole's Open and probably Queens for the preparation of Wimbledon. IMO, ATP should upgrade Queens and Halle events to 500 :shrug:

I agree with you on that.

Noleta
11-28-2009, 10:04 PM
Looks like he's going to play only compulsory events except Nole's Open and probably Queens for the preparation of Wimbledon. IMO, ATP should upgrade Queens and Halle events to 500 :shrug:

:lol::rolls:

ellen_
11-28-2009, 10:58 PM
Looks like he's going to play only compulsory events except Nole's Open and probably Queens for the preparation of Wimbledon. IMO, ATP should upgrade Queens and Halle events to 500 :shrug:

That really made me :spit:

Amber Spyglass
11-28-2009, 11:24 PM
He's dropped Marseille - but replaced it with Rotterdam - so - no difference that I can see either.

Well,at least he's getting more bang for his buck this way with Rotterdam being a 500 than having to play nearly as many matches for a 250

Lee
12-04-2009, 06:13 PM
I am wondering if it's better that we spit this thread starting from Noleta's post on Nole's 2010 schedule.

*Ljubica*
12-04-2009, 07:34 PM
I am wondering if it's better that we spit this thread starting from Noleta's post on Nole's 2010 schedule.

Could do - don't mind :shrug: Or I can just change the name of this thread to 2010 Schedule, and keep it as it is. At least it's already a sticky that way and the 2010 schedule is already in the 1st post :shrug:

Lee
12-04-2009, 07:38 PM
Could do - don't mind :shrug: Or I can just change the name of this thread to 2010 Schedule, and keep it as it is. At least it's already a sticky that way and the 2010 schedule is already in the 1st post :shrug:

:yeah: I don't know you updated the first post :o And :help: with yellow I can't read those tournaments in that colour with my MTF skin. :ras:

Should we add Queens there too?

*Ljubica*
12-04-2009, 07:42 PM
:yeah: I don't know you updated the first post :o And :help: with yellow I can't read those tournaments in that colour with my MTF skin. :ras:

Should we add Queens there too?

Sorry about the yellow :o I can try and change it if you want, but I'm running out of colours. And - yes - I update regularly as soon as a tournament is "official" - have done for the past year or so. :)

About Queens - as far as I know it's not official yet :shrug: I haven't seen it on Nole's website, and he isn't mentioned on the official Queens site either, unless something's changed in the last day or so. But if you've seen it officially somewhere then I will gladly add it.

Lee
12-04-2009, 07:58 PM
Sorry about the yellow :o I can try and change it if you want, but I'm running out of colours. And - yes - I update regularly as soon as a tournament is "official" - have done for the past year or so. :)



How about DarkRed or DarkOliveGreen

About Queens - as far as I know it's not official yet :shrug: I haven't seen it on Nole's website, and he isn't mentioned on the official Queens site either, unless something's changed in the last day or so. But if you've seen it officially somewhere then I will gladly add it.

OK, thanks!

Lee
12-04-2009, 08:02 PM
And I totally missed the LemonChiffon :rolls:

*Ljubica*
12-04-2009, 08:10 PM
Trouble with DarkRed and DarkOliveGreen is that they are a bit too much like the ordinary red and green I use for the Masters events and Grand Slams. :(

LemonChiffon is good :p :lol:

However - just for you I've changed the Exhibitions to ordinary black and the 250 tournaments to DarkOrchid. Is that any better for you?

Cloudygirl
12-04-2009, 08:29 PM
I can't read yellow with my forum skin either.

*Ljubica*
12-04-2009, 08:41 PM
I can't read yellow with my forum skin either.

Hope you like the new ones better! I have the old blue forum skin - can't stand the dirty green one they have now, - so it stands out quite well for me.

Lee
12-06-2009, 02:53 AM
Mucha gracias Rose! :kiss:

*Ljubica*
12-06-2009, 11:48 AM
Mucha gracias Rose! :kiss:

Glad it helped :D

Noleta
12-06-2009, 06:45 PM
Good job Rosie:)

Ad Wim
12-21-2009, 01:30 PM
Looks like a very well-balanced schedule so far. No funny, crazy 250, enough weeks rest. I also like him not playing too much before the AO. I'd rather liked him playing Doha or Brisbane and skip Kooyong, but this is fine as well.

Rome, Belgrade, Madrid will be busy. Hope he doesn't burn himself out for RG there, just like this year...

Noleta
12-21-2009, 03:51 PM
Looks like a very well-balanced schedule so far. No funny, crazy 250, enough weeks rest. I also like him not playing too much before the AO. I'd rather liked him playing Doha or Brisbane and skip Kooyong, but this is fine as well.

Rome, Belgrade, Madrid will be busy. Hope he doesn't burn himself out for RG there, just like this year...

He can't skip his home tourny,and he does have points to deffend at both Master events:shrug:

FlameOn
01-10-2010, 11:14 AM
I'm liking his schedule. I can't wait to see him on TV in Kooyong in a couple of days, and of course at the AO. :D

shuhrat
04-08-2010, 02:02 PM
Djokovic joins top players for Queen's
Second-ranked Novak Djokovic will play at Queen's Club this year, joining Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Roddick at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament.

Djokovic reached the final at Queen's in 2008, the same year he won his only Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

"it would mean a lot to me if I could go one step further than in 2008 ... and then to do well at Wimbledon," Djokovic said.

So now it's official. :)

Farrow
04-08-2010, 04:38 PM
Djokovic joins top players for Queen's


So now it's official. :)

So pleased :) Got QF tickets so hopefully he'll get that far. I was watching highlights of the 2007 final the other day. So good, so sad :sad::p

Lyvinha_
07-24-2010, 05:05 AM
Anyone knows if he still play LA next week?? In the forum of the tournament are saying that he is out!!!
Any news about it??

Thanks

~Maya~
07-24-2010, 05:26 AM
He is out

http://www.farmersclassic.com/murray...classic_field/

shuhrat
07-24-2010, 05:32 AM
According to the tournament thread (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=163882), he's pulled out of the tournament.

Considering how things were going on with his website, I guess he's decided not to play this week some time ago and just didn't announce it to help the ticket sale? Maybe it's because of DC or there's no point in coming to LA anymore since he doesn't work with Martin now.

shuhrat
07-25-2010, 02:18 PM
http://www.novakdjokovic.rs/news.php?akcija=vise&id=674&jezik=2

World no.2 Novak Djokovic starts his US Open Series campaign (he has 1500 ATP points to defend) on August 9, at the Rogers Cup, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in Toronto, Canada.

The Serb won 180 points last year. He lost to American Andy Roddick in quarter-finals.

A week later, there is one more ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, where Novak won 600 ATP points last year by reaching finals. Total financial commitment of the event in Cincinnati is $ 3,000,000.

The 23-year-old Belgrade native will then take a week off before he heads to New York to defend semi-finals at the last Grand Slam in 2010 - US Open.

After US Open, Djokovic will return to Belgrade for the Davis Cup World Group semi-final tie against Czech Republic (17-19 September) in Belgrade Arena.

Novak then goes to Asia and will participate at two tournaments in China: China Open in Beijing (4-10 October) where he goes as a defending champion, and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Shanghai (10-17 October) where he reached semi-finals in 2009.

Ajde Nole! :bounce:

clare2904
01-10-2011, 06:59 AM
Are we having a 2011 version of this thread?

SCGtennis
01-10-2011, 10:34 AM
Here is Novak’s calendar of tournaments for the first five months of 2011:

01.01. Perth, Australia (Exhibition tournament)
17.01. Melbourne, Australia (Grand Slam)
07.02. Rotterdam, Netherlands (ATP 500)
21.02. Dubai, UAE (ATP 500)
04.03. Novi Sad, Serbia (Davis Cup)
07.03. Indian Wells, USA (ATP 1000)
21.03. Miami, USA (ATP 1000)
11.04. Monte Carlo, Monaco (ATP 1000)
25.04. Belgrade, Serbia (ATP 250)
02.05. Madrid, Spain (ATP 1000)
09.05. Rome, Italy (ATP 1000)
23.05. Paris, France (Grand Slam)

clare2904
01-12-2011, 06:06 PM
Do we think Nole will change much in the 2nd half of the season? Will he play Queens or Halle? I think he will go back to Beijing but not sure about playing Basel.

Nole fan
01-17-2011, 06:51 PM
Can we change the title of this thread please? It's 2011 already...

Lee
01-17-2011, 07:28 PM
Can we change the title of this thread please? It's 2011 already...

Since Rose (Ljubica) doesn't come here anymore, I have asked one of the admin to make the changes but nothing is done yet :shrug:

*Ljubica*
01-17-2011, 09:47 PM
Since Rose (Ljubica) doesn't come here anymore, I have asked one of the admin to make the changes but nothing is done yet :shrug:

It's OK Lee - I do lurk from time to time, so I've just changed the thread title and copy/pasted the 2011 dates into the first post. If anyone needs me to add anything in future, just drop me a PM or something because I still get email notifications of them. Hope that's OK.

Nole fan
01-17-2011, 10:52 PM
Thanks Ljubica. :)

Lee
01-17-2011, 11:51 PM
It's OK Lee - I do lurk from time to time, so I've just changed the thread title and copy/pasted the 2011 dates into the first post. If anyone needs me to add anything in future, just drop me a PM or something because I still get email notifications of them. Hope that's OK.

Thanks Rose! :hug:

adam10
02-01-2011, 03:34 AM
Will Nole play Rotterdam? it's just next week

clare2904
02-01-2011, 05:34 AM
Rumours seem to indicate that he will withdraw. Not entirely sure yet if he has landed back home so I guess we will know more in the next couple of days.

I am in 2 minds if i want him to play. On one hand he should enjoy this moment but then again he should use it to go out there and beat more players. We shall see...

shuhrat
02-01-2011, 06:27 AM
Rumours seem to indicate that he will withdraw. Not entirely sure yet if he has landed back home so I guess we will know more in the next couple of days.

I am in 2 minds if i want him to play. On one hand he should enjoy this moment but then again he should use it to go out there and beat more players. We shall see...
+1 He's full of energy at the moment, but I think his body needs more rest than he might feel, for overcoming jet/weather lag and for the upcoming tournaments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sshwbgbqMXk

This was posted after the semifinal, though probably it was taken earlier and could mean nothing. Since Andy's is there too...

adam10
02-01-2011, 06:52 AM
he should pull out it and take more rest, then back to Dubai and defend the title.

ZaZoo)
02-01-2011, 11:12 AM
I hope he skips Rott. and defends Dubai!

Nole fan
02-01-2011, 11:26 AM
I hope he skips Rott. and defends Dubai!

+1

Look what happened to Nadal when he tried to be everywhere...

shuhrat
02-03-2011, 03:47 PM
1QACPfNqQ48

Novak Djokovic, Australian Open champion, confirms he will play the AEGON Championships 2011 at The Queen's Club, 6-12th June, and explains why he likes the tournament.

SK-
02-03-2011, 04:55 PM
I hope he skips Rott. and defends Dubai!
Me too :D
But still not official from Nole about Rotterdam...

clare2904
02-03-2011, 05:13 PM
He is leaving it a bit late to pull out

Lee
02-03-2011, 05:46 PM
Not sure if he will withdraw or not but top players usually withdraw at the very last minute and the tournament will try to keep the withdrawal even later so as not to affect ticket sales :p

btw, I am watching his SF match vs Youzhny last year and a huge difference in him. The most obvious part is confidence. His serve was OK until critical point where his first serve landed a mile from court and second serve just missed the service box after a hundred ball bounce :tape: And both his fh and bh were loopy and landed somewhere between the service and base lines. The only game was still there was his defense which is more reflex and speed but not confidence.

*Ljubica*
02-03-2011, 06:01 PM
Updated with Queens and Wimbledon. :)

clare2904
02-03-2011, 07:41 PM
I can't do Queens unless I beg for time off at work :fiery:

mlle mila
02-03-2011, 08:09 PM
We all agree that he should skip Rotterdam ,he should listen to us :) even if I miss him already. He needs to take some rest .

shuhrat
02-03-2011, 09:45 PM
Clearly ranking is not his priority at this point though,
1. If he wins Rotterdam, he will take the No.2 spot for a couple of weeks at least.
2. If he withdraws from it, he'll get a zero pointer in 500 category for 52 weeks.

I don't think he would care about the first one. It's almost impossible to maintain that position, so two weeks of No.2 is kinda meaningless anyway. On the other hand, if he thinks about year-end ranking or wants to get No.2 seed at RG, a zero pointer will be too much to be ignored.

Lee
02-03-2011, 10:49 PM
Clearly ranking is not his priority at this point though,
1. If he wins Rotterdam, he will take the No.2 spot for a couple of weeks at least.
2. If he withdraws from it, he'll get a zero pointer in 500 category for 52 weeks.

I don't think he would care about the first one. It's almost impossible to maintain that position, so two weeks of No.2 is kinda meaningless anyway. On the other hand, if he thinks about year-end ranking or wants to get No.2 seed at RG, a zero pointer will be too much to be ignored.

The zero pointer for late withdrawal? Will the zero point replaces one of his 500 points from Dubai or Shanghai or his DC points or MC ponts? His points from Rotterdam from last year were not counted in his ranking points anyway.

SK-
02-03-2011, 11:23 PM
We all agree that he should skip Rotterdam ,he should listen to us :) even if I miss him already. He needs to take some rest .
Of course ;)

shuhrat
02-03-2011, 11:29 PM
The zero pointer for late withdrawal? Will the zero point replaces one of his 500 points from Dubai or Shanghai or his DC points or MC ponts? His points from Rotterdam from last year were not counted in his ranking points anyway.
Yes, "A 0-pointer for withdrawing from any 500 tournament after the acceptance list is out."
If you get a 0 then you can only count 3 ATP 500s so he will lose 360 points (from MC)

So his best bet is to show up and do the Promotion on site
At the moment it will replace MC. But from then, it all defends on his results.
ex) If he fails to defend Dubai title, MC(360)/countable & Dubai(300 or less)/non-countable

Lee
02-04-2011, 12:23 AM
Thanks Hana. Well, looks like he better show up and tank :p

Jelena_78
02-04-2011, 08:10 AM
Well, looks like he better show up and tank :p

:o :lol:

clare2904
02-04-2011, 11:42 AM
He is OUT due to shoulder injury :(

shuhrat
02-04-2011, 11:53 AM
Given the pretty packed field, not a bad choice either way.

Get some proper rest. :hug:

ZaZoo)
02-04-2011, 11:59 AM
Uh, hope it's not a serious injury. http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/mtf/images/smilies/frown.gif

Nole fan
02-04-2011, 12:34 PM
Injury? Nah.
He needs to give a proper excuse to the tournament's director for late withdrawal, so I guess that's not real. :lol:

clare2904
02-04-2011, 01:16 PM
I don't think for one minute it is serious but it is his "out" for this tourny.

Not sure if he is going to do any promo work so he doesn't pick up a "zero pointer".

mlle mila
02-04-2011, 01:24 PM
Injury :sad: hope it's not serious.

shuhrat
02-04-2011, 01:27 PM
As far as I know, there's no way he can avoid a zero pointer.

This is only about GS or Masters 1000 tournaments though..
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Rankings-FAQ.aspx#injury

If an injured player is on site within the first three days of a tournament to conduct promotional activities over a two-day period, a suspension will not be enforced but a 0-pointer will be counted on a player's ranking.

Amber Spyglass
02-04-2011, 01:39 PM
These rules are so stupid.For one I bet 90% of the players don't even know about them.Can't see them reading the ATP site somehow.As for the injury, he said to Jim after the match that it was only preventative, not an actual injury, just normal muscle fatigue after playing so much.Also how do people know he left it until today to pull out.I've heard people say that a player might pull out in time but the tourney director doesn't announce it till as late as possible(if it's a top seed) so as not to affect ticket sales

Edit: Sorry, the rule states acceptance list for a zero pointer,well that's quite a while ago :lol:

adam10
02-04-2011, 01:49 PM
he withdrew from LA last year the very last time, did he get a 250 0 point?

shuhrat
02-04-2011, 01:59 PM
he withdrew from LA last year the very last time, did he get a 250 0 point?
No such rules with 250 tournaments. :)

As far as I know, there's no way he can avoid a zero pointer.

I forgot to mention this.
if he doesn't fly to Rotterdam to make some promotion or show his injury, he will get a zero-pointer then lose his 360 points from Monte-Carlo.

Except if he rests 30 days off for injury then he would not defend his points in Dubai (but he would keep his points from Monte-Carlo and replace Dubai's 500 by Basel'300 : overall he would have more points in the end).
I don't see him withdraw from Dubai though.

pica_pica
02-04-2011, 03:47 PM
Doesn't matter whether he'll get 0-pointer or not. Nole focuses on and tries to peak for Slams and Master 1000s now.....I have no complaint over his withdrawal. Guy needs rest :hug:

As for the #2 ranking for RG, I guess there is lots of time for it...we have many tournaments in between....and I think he'll be busy enough during clay as he needs to play Serbia Open as well

minh
02-04-2011, 03:52 PM
Doesn't matter whether he'll get 0-pointer or not. Nole focuses on and tries to peak for Slams and Master 1000s now.....I have no complaint over his withdrawal. Guy needs rest :hug:

As for the #2 ranking for RG, I guess there is lots of time for it...we have many tournaments in between....and I think he'll be busy enough during clay as he needs to play Serbia Open as well

I absolutely agree with you:)

shuhrat
02-04-2011, 04:32 PM
It's not like some of us are obsessed with ranking points. Just wanted to make sure how it would work. :shrug:

clare2904
02-04-2011, 04:42 PM
I understand zip when it comes to working out "zero pointers" etc. I'll just read what you guys write :)

Lee
02-04-2011, 04:51 PM
If Nole does well in March, he will earn enough points to compensate most of the 500 events zero-pointer.

Nole fan
02-04-2011, 05:14 PM
Nole has to economize his energy and peak for MS and slam events. Just like Federer. That was Federer's secret all along. :shrug:
Nadal should pay attention to that too.

Alex999
02-04-2011, 07:25 PM
Smart move. I'm glad he is not playing in Rotterdam. I don't worry about his ranking points. He'll be just fine.

FlameOn
02-04-2011, 09:52 PM
It would've been interesting to see him in Rotterdam if he'd been fit enough (like, would he still play well or have a bit of a let-down after AO :p), but it's OK that he's withdrawn. :hug:

Lee
02-05-2011, 04:46 AM
So he will show up in Rotterdam

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/sport/tennis/article_1617135.php/Shoulder-injury-forces-Djokovic-from-Rotterdam

shuhrat
02-05-2011, 05:56 AM
According to the rule book, the zero point penalty rules of 500 seem a bit more flexible.
C. ATP World Tour 500 – Ranking Penalty.
A player's (Commitment and Non-Commitment players) withdrawal from an ATP World Tour 500 event whether on time or after the 12 noon deadline, shall result in a zero point ranking penalty. Further non-consecutive withdrawals shall result in a zero point allocation replacing the next best positive result for each additional withdrawal. Players with multiple consecutive withdrawals who are out of competition for 30 days or longer due to injury will not be subject to a ranking penalty as long as verified and approved medical forms are provided; or, a player shall not have the ranking penalty imposed if he completes the Promotional Activities requirement as specified under "Repeal of Withdrawal Fines and/or Penalties" or if the on-site withdrawal procedures apply. Players may also appeal withdrawal penalties to a Tribunal who will determine whether the penalties are affirmed or set aside. A player who has received a zero point ranking penalty for withdrawing from an ATP World Tour 500 event may replace the zero point by playing an additional ATP World Tour 500 event in that same calendar year year for a total of four played. The replacement tournament must be after the 500 withdrawal that has resulted in a ranking penalty. Only one additional ATP World Tour 500 event per year may be used to replace an ATP World Tour 500 ranking penalty.

Yazoo.C
02-06-2011, 01:35 AM
Good decision to withdraw, he needs rest.

And I'm sure he'll make up for the ranking points elsewhere ;)

Amber Spyglass
02-10-2011, 07:55 PM
Wow the clay schedule is so different this year.First Monte Carlo, then Belgrade, Madrid, Rome, RG

shuhrat
02-10-2011, 08:05 PM
Yeah, Rome also became a combined tournament now like Cincinnati.
I don't like this move, because this way TV coverage will get worse inevitably. :(

Amber Spyglass
02-10-2011, 08:21 PM
Yeah, Rome also became a combined tournament now like Cincinnati.
I don't like this move, because this way TV coverage will get worse inevitably. :(

Really? I heard talk about Cincinnati last year but I didn't realise it was to be as soon as this season and I never even heard about Rome :o. Totally agree about the T.V coverage,it's one of the things that annoys me most about IW/Miami.It works out ok enough at slams I guess with the every second day rule but with packed schedules at masters I expect the centre courts will be reserved for Fedal and some women of their choice :rolleyes:

shuhrat
02-10-2011, 08:42 PM
It's even worse for someone like me, who follows WTA too. :sobbing:
As for Rome, I can see where this is coming from though, the attendance of WTA event has been disastrous and men's wasn't great either, IIRC.

Lee
02-10-2011, 09:35 PM
:awww: Not sure what will happen here. In slams, I have coverage for 5 courts on TV but not so sure for 1000s. Most of the Euro clay court 1000 series will be on Tennis Channel and I am not sure if I will have multi court coverage :(

Yazoo.C
02-13-2011, 12:06 AM
Nole will also be playing an exho with Rafa, March 21st in Colombia.

For more information, visit:http://www.encuentronadaldjokovic.com/

clare2904
02-13-2011, 03:20 PM
It's even worse for someone like me, who follows WTA too. :sobbing:
As for Rome, I can see where this is coming from though, the attendance of WTA event has been disastrous and men's wasn't great either, IIRC.

I went to Rome last year and it was not a bad attendance. Unlike you i have zero interest in WTA and for that reason i won't be returning to Rome in the future.

I understand the need for Slams to be joint but if the WTA is not strong enough to live on its own then tough. I am not prepared to spend my hard earned money watching screaming ballbashers or having to buy tickets for multiple courts to make sure i can see the men play.

Amber Spyglass
02-14-2011, 11:45 AM
Nole has seemingly lost no points for not showing up in Rotterdam.No zero point penalty :)

Nole fan
02-14-2011, 02:04 PM
Nole has seemingly lost no points for not showing up in Rotterdam.No zero point penalty :)

Smart kid.

Lee
02-14-2011, 02:15 PM
So he did show up for promotion?

Amber Spyglass
02-14-2011, 04:20 PM
So he did show up for promotion?

Don't think so,heard nothing about it, we saw Tsonga a bit last year when he did it :shrug:

Lee
02-14-2011, 09:45 PM
Don't think so,heard nothing about it, we saw Tsonga a bit last year when he did it :shrug:

:confused: And ATP let him off the hook?

clare2904
02-15-2011, 06:51 AM
Rotterdam was not a "countable" 500. Monte Carlo, Davis Cup, Beijing & Basel are his 4 500's from 2010.

Amber Spyglass
02-16-2011, 02:33 PM
Rotterdam was not a "countable" 500. Monte Carlo, Davis Cup, Beijing & Basel are his 4 500's from 2010.

Yeah but that would be the case if he showed up and had a terrible result,he wouldn't have to count it because he's got loads of 500's to choose from.But when you don't play and pull out late,do no promotions, you are meant to get this zero-point sanction.I've just seen someone on GM mention the 30-day injury clause so that is probably why he never got a zero-pointer this week.They can't be sure that his injury won't keep him out for 30 days until he plays again.So when he plays Dubai next week, they will know for sure it's not a 30 day injury so I guess he will be open to receive his zero-pointer at any stage from then :shrug:

clare2904
02-16-2011, 02:39 PM
It is all too bloody complicated :(

Amber Spyglass
02-16-2011, 02:46 PM
duong explains it well here and if this is right, I can't see how he avoids it at some later stage

Basically a player is normally allowed to count 4 ATP500 results (or Monte-Carlo) : if he gets a zero-pointer, one of these results is a "zero" and then he can actually count only 3 of them.

A player who withdraws from an ATP500 tournament (or Monte-Carlo) who is not out for 30 days because of a long-term injury, and who doesn't come on-site to show his injury or make some promotion (and who didn't get injured on friday to sunday in another tournament previous week like Gasquet in Zagreb),

normally gets a zero-pointer.

Djokovic didn't fly to Rotterdam to make some promotion or have his injury checked from what we heard and Murray probably doesn't intend to go to Dubai either.

In an ATP500 tournament (contrary to a MS1000 tournament), it's different from losing in first round of the tournament, because in that latter case you can replace this result with a result in another ATP500 tournament.

Lee
02-16-2011, 03:40 PM
We will see if he gets a zero point if he plays in Dubai. But I remembered reading somewhere that a player has to apply after the 30 days injury period to remove his zero pointer but may be the rule changed or whatever. Those study complicate rules change almost every year :rolleyes:

jeremda01
04-01-2011, 04:16 AM
GO NOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! win them all

well so far hes been winning everything :D:worship:

jeremda01
05-16-2011, 12:52 PM
and the streak is still alive :D

so its the french, queens and then wimby for him next?

shuhrat
09-02-2011, 08:13 PM
16.09.2011 Davis Cup (SF) (Belgrade, Serbia)
03.10.2011 China Open (Beijing, China)
09.10.2011 Shanghai Masters (Shanghai, China)
31.10.2011 Swiss Indoors Basel (Basel, Switzerland)
07.11.2011 BNP Paribas Masters (Paris, France)
20.11.2011 ATP World Tour Finals (London, Great Britain)

Nothing special. :)

arm
09-02-2011, 08:14 PM
I trully hate the basel tournament :spit:

Nole fan
09-02-2011, 08:15 PM
I don't know why he plays Basel, really. Let Roger have it. :p

arm
09-02-2011, 08:20 PM
^^ My feeling exactly. I wonder what you would thin, Novak Djokovic, if Federer decided to start playing Belgrade every year. :lol:

shuhrat
09-02-2011, 08:22 PM
I don't know why he plays Basel, really. Let Roger have it. :p
I also wish he had other options though. Top players are kind of forced to play either Tokyo or Beijing and then either Basel or Valencia. His aunt lives in Switzerland (right?) + for whatever reasons he prefers Basel to Valencia.

arm
09-02-2011, 08:28 PM
kind of forced? really?

Amber Spyglass
09-02-2011, 08:28 PM
^^ My feeling exactly. I wonder what you would thin, Novak Djokovic, if Federer decided to start playing Belgrade every year. :lol:

Novak is only dying to have slightly better players there to raise the profile of the tournament. He tries really hard to get guys to come, like Feli this year :p You have to play a certain amount of 500's a year(or there will be ranking penalties) and Basel is one of them. He has family in Switzerland so obviously he's going to prefer playing there than at Valencia, the other option.
You've to play a certain amount of 250's, 500's and then masters are mandatory. D.Cup counts as one of your 500's

arm
09-02-2011, 08:31 PM
Novak is only dying to have slightly better players there to raise the profile of the tournament. He tries really hard to get guys to come, like Feli this year :p You have to play a certain amount of 500's a year(or there will be ranking penalties) and Basel is one of them. He has family in Switzerland so obviously he's going to prefer playing there than at Valencia, the other option.
You've to play a certain amount of 250's, 500's and masters are mandatory. D.Cup counts as one of your 500's

I know that (about Roger in belgrade), I was just kidding. :lol: I really dislike the tournament.

Amber Spyglass
09-02-2011, 08:36 PM
I know that (about Roger in belgrade), I was just kidding. :lol: I really dislike the tournament.

:lol: Yeah, I don't dislike the tournament itself as such, I just think it's pointless making them play these extra tournaments when they would be better off rested. What really is the purpose of Beijing/Basel for the top guys? Unless it's your home tournament it's just a waste of energy after a long season and heading into WTF. I also think Paris is the most meaningless masters :tape: It just never seems to have the same intensity as the others. The guys are too tired and already thinking of holidays or WTF.

shuhrat
09-02-2011, 08:39 PM
kind of forced? really?
By ATP rules, top30 must enter one of the four post-USO 500 tournament. Also they have to play four 500 series during a calendar year. As you can see there are not much room for the top 4 to alter their schedule, since they don't want to play between Wimbledon & Canada Open. Nole pulled out of two 500 series this year and entered only one 500 tourney (+ one penalty zero) so far.

arm
09-02-2011, 08:42 PM
Stupid rules, obviously made by people who never had to play all these tournaments like they do :spit:

shuhrat
09-02-2011, 08:51 PM
They pay a lot of money to ATP for a 500 status which means you will be guaranteed to get certain amount of top players by default with such rules and don't need to spend absurd cash on appearance fees (or slightly less). :tape:

*Ljubica*
09-03-2011, 12:54 PM
Ooops - sorry - realise I once promised to keep the OP updated here, and I didn't :o So - thanks Hana - I'll update the first post now.

As for Basel - love it, love it, love it :D One of my favourite tournaments - go there most years. Nice city, lovely venue, great Hotel, easy to get to for me - what's not to like :p

jeremda01
09-03-2011, 02:20 PM
so, when do you all think belgrade will be come a 500 tournament?

Nole fan
09-03-2011, 02:25 PM
One thing that has always surprised me about Basel... being Federer's home... is that the crowd actually loves Nole. I've always seen them cheer for him, even applaud his shots when he's playing Roger.
So Nole must feel comfortable there. The crowd appreciates another top 4 playing their small tournament. And now that he's number1, even more.

mlle mila
09-03-2011, 02:40 PM
One thing that has always surprised me about Basel... being Federer's home... is that the crowd actually loves Nole. I've always seen them cheer for him, even applaud his shots when he's playing Roger.
So Nole must feel comfortable there. The crowd appreciates another top 4 playing their small tournament. And now that he's number1, even more.

I love Basel tournament very classy and yes the crowd is great , totally different from the Parisian crowd :o

Nole_1990
10-08-2011, 05:50 PM
i think novak should accept awild card to either vienna or ST.pitsuerberg and skip basel then play paris and wtf he needs match practice .

Yolita
10-08-2011, 11:35 PM
The Basel crowd is very polite and classy. They obviously love Roger, but wouldn't dream of disrespecting another player.

I think Novak should play Basel. If he doesn't, it will look as if he's running away from Federer. Nole's #1, if he's fit to play, he's fit to play Roger. :)

shuhrat
10-11-2011, 07:41 AM
2012 Hopman Cup Field (http://hopmancup.com/News/444) : CZE, USA, AUS, CHN, FRA, ESP, DEN, BUL

Yep, no Hopman Cup for Serbia next year. :sad: He didn't like the court conditions of Kooyong and doesn't seem to be too fond of starting a season with a competitive one, either. HC is the perfect choice for him in many ways. :( Could it be Doha, as Fedal's contracts with Doha expire next year and it's probable that he'll spend off-season in Dubai again? I don't see him going to Chennai. Then it would be either Doha or Brisbane, or Kooyong (kinda unlikely -2spots remaining (http://www.aamiclassic.com.au/players.php)). Which tournament do you think (or prefer) he will enter?

mlle mila
10-11-2011, 06:43 PM
2012 Hopman Cup Field (http://hopmancup.com/News/444) : CZE, USA, AUS, CHN, FRA, ESP, DEN, BUL

Yep, no Hopman Cup for Serbia next year. :sad: He didn't like the court conditions of Kooyong and doesn't seem to be too fond of starting a season with a competitive one, either. HC is the perfect choice for him in many ways. :( Could it be Doha, as Fedal's contracts with Doha expire next year and it's probable that he'll spend off-season in Dubai again? I don't see him going to Chennai. Then it would be either Doha or Brisbane, or Kooyong (kinda unlikely -2spots remaining (http://www.aamiclassic.com.au/players.php)). Which tournament do you think (or prefer) he will enter?

:sad:It was a great tournament . A lot of fun with Ana !

And he started both 2008 and 2010 seasons at the Hopman Cup:rolleyes:

He has never been to Doha ,i don't know but he loves Dubai , wait and see :)

Lee
10-11-2011, 11:25 PM
2012 Hopman Cup Field (http://hopmancup.com/News/444) : CZE, USA, AUS, CHN, FRA, ESP, DEN, BUL

Yep, no Hopman Cup for Serbia next year. :sad: He didn't like the court conditions of Kooyong and doesn't seem to be too fond of starting a season with a competitive one, either. HC is the perfect choice for him in many ways. :( Could it be Doha, as Fedal's contracts with Doha expire next year and it's probable that he'll spend off-season in Dubai again? I don't see him going to Chennai. Then it would be either Doha or Brisbane, or Kooyong (kinda unlikely -2spots remaining (http://www.aamiclassic.com.au/players.php)). Which tournament do you think (or prefer) he will enter?

Nole should remember that he won AO last two times he played Hopman Cup :scratch:

Amber Spyglass
10-12-2011, 01:22 AM
Nole should remember that he won AO last two times he played Hopman Cup :scratch:

Not his choice. Ana didn't want to play.

http://tinyurl.com/3ww947x

Lee
10-12-2011, 02:53 AM
Not his choice. Ana didn't want to play.

http://tinyurl.com/3ww947x

There is Bojana :p She will be glad to have a chance to play with Nole I bet. :lol: