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Indian Summer in Indian Wells! Beat the Heat NOLE! Cheering Thread QF vs Roddick

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Noleta
03-20-2009, 10:59 PM
I changed my avatar today too and it first didn't work either, but I tried it again a minute later and then it worked. I always had to try twice before it worked...

First set lost, but not the match. And if they can't give me good tennis today, they should give me some emotions at least :confused:

Did the same and it worked:)

pica_pica
03-20-2009, 10:59 PM
too hard to break Roddick.....but he did have break point chance, so that's an improvement

Herdwick
03-20-2009, 11:00 PM
Slump and glump all round.

Crowd half empty - they clearly had better things to do.

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:01 PM
Dickwad just throws his towel on the ground...is it too hard to give it to the ballkid??

He's pretty meticulous with his towel and that's famous among ballkids :p

Billabong
03-20-2009, 11:01 PM
30-0:) keep it up!

Billabong
03-20-2009, 11:02 PM
bh error from Roddick, 40-15!

Billabong
03-20-2009, 11:03 PM
excellent bh winner, 2-2!!

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:03 PM
I think he didn't expect that bh dtl landed inside the court on gp :rolls:

Noleta
03-20-2009, 11:04 PM
It looks like Nole can't move his face :help: I haven't seen another facial expression than his current one today. Did he get botox injections or something? It slightly worries me though.

:lol:

Running:Free
03-20-2009, 11:04 PM
Why are there random girls shrieking outside? :confused:

kalisita
03-20-2009, 11:04 PM
Well, serving better in the second. Got some BPs on Roddick's serve. Hopefully continue to improve (and time won't run out).

Billabong
03-20-2009, 11:05 PM
bad bads return Nole:o can't afford that!
30-15

Running:Free
03-20-2009, 11:06 PM
30-30. C'mon.

Pushed that fucking return back. :shout:

Billabong
03-20-2009, 11:07 PM
sooo many shanks, 3-2:(

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:07 PM
Why are there random girls shrieking outside? :confused:

I don't think any shrieking outside stadium 1 can get into the mike on the ground or commentators booth?:confused:

arm
03-20-2009, 11:08 PM
It's going to be ok. :hug:

:bounce: Come on, Nole. Ajde! :bounce:

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:08 PM
Wake up Nole!!!!

*Raine
03-20-2009, 11:09 PM
I'm really finding it hard to focus on the match. :unsure::shrug::zzz:

kalisita
03-20-2009, 11:09 PM
Nole play so crappily. Match so bad, boring. Roddick only doing what's necessary, which is very little, and stepping up when necessary. Like I think someone pointed out, Nole looks like a zombie. If this is because of playing Roddick specifically, then I dread what would happen if he had to play him at the Open.

Billabong
03-20-2009, 11:09 PM
I don't understand why Nole is sooo up and down, he played terrible at the start of Dubai, then played 3 excellent matches, in Davis Cup he was totally absent and now in Indian Wells, plays 1 good match and totally loses it here:help:
how come anyone??

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:10 PM
Seriously, Roddick is not playing very well, may be it's because of Nole's bad play and Nole's game has tons of room for improvement.

Billabong
03-20-2009, 11:11 PM
OMG that was one of the worst backhands I've ever seen:help:
bp:sad:

kalisita
03-20-2009, 11:11 PM
What was that! Horrible shot selection!

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:11 PM
I don't understand why Nole is sooo up and down, he played terrible at the start of Dubai, then played 3 excellent matches, in Davis Cup he was totally absent and now in Indian Wells, plays 1 good match and totally loses it here:help:
how come anyone??

We all love to have the answer. I believe Marian will love the answer too.

*Raine
03-20-2009, 11:11 PM
First time I watch Nole since the AO and this is what I get. :tape::tape::tape::zzz:

Billabong
03-20-2009, 11:12 PM
Terrible. just terrible really:help:

ellewoods
03-20-2009, 11:12 PM
Okay, we can officially kiss the match goodbye.

kalisita
03-20-2009, 11:12 PM
Well, at least the misery will soon be over.

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:12 PM
Gore or Gimelstob jinxed Nole. They said no bp for Roddick in 2nd set and BOOM

Billabong
03-20-2009, 11:13 PM
Has he hit a good backhand in this match??

arm
03-20-2009, 11:13 PM
This is all his fault :shrug:

I can'rt feel sorry, for some reason. If he hasn't realized yet that there is something that it is working for him right now, then I don't know.. :shrug:

pica_pica
03-20-2009, 11:14 PM
Bye guys and girls....I would pray for Nole to find back himself....can't see him winning at all but I would remind myself to love him unconditionally.......zzzZZZZZZZZZ

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:14 PM
Even Nole resigns to the fact that this match is over.

Excellent!

Billabong
03-20-2009, 11:14 PM
This is gonna be Roddick's easiest match of the tournament, can't believe it:sad:
Please make him serve it out Nole, do something, come on!!

*Raine
03-20-2009, 11:14 PM
Hurry up Roddick if you're going to take this match. I want to go back to sleep. :o

Running:Free
03-20-2009, 11:14 PM
First time I watch Nole since the AO and this is what I get. :tape::tape::tape::zzz:

:hug: :awww:

If Rafa Nadal can come back from 5 fucking MP's, Nole, why can't you channel some of that? :lol:

Vaaaaammmmmoooosss!

*end delusion*

Herdwick
03-20-2009, 11:15 PM
This is embarrassing. Totally clueless and gutless play. Just what I feared.

Perhaps he should take a few weeks off and reassess some things.

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:15 PM
I think this is the worst match I saw Nole played this year. :shrug:

ellewoods
03-20-2009, 11:15 PM
So, Nole will also be clinging onto #3 after this huh?

kalisita
03-20-2009, 11:15 PM
I think Nole wants it over soon as well. 64 minutes. One game away for Roddick. :o

Well, looks like we're off to Miami! At least he has no points to defend there! (:sad: that that's the only good news available.)

arm
03-20-2009, 11:16 PM
That is exactly the problem. :shrug:

My theary is, we ned kiss Marian goodbye. :kiss: It's been fun, but we need a fresh start. he is 21, FFS...

pica_pica
03-20-2009, 11:16 PM
Hopefully he can change whatever he needs to change, like Ana did to try to revert her downward trend. It would be impossible to keep his #3 ranking now, sadly. But Nole's only 21 and nothing should be over too soon. I'm just a bit depressed right now. bye

ellewoods
03-20-2009, 11:16 PM
:hug: :awww:

If Rafa Nadal can come back from 5 fucking MP's, Nole, why can't you channel some of that? :lol:

Vaaaaammmmmoooosss!

*end delusion*

:lol: because Nadal is a fighter. Through and through. And Nole? Not so much.

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:16 PM
Looking forward! Who's going to start the tournament thread for Miami?

The good thing about Miami is that Nole can't be worse than last year.

Billabong
03-20-2009, 11:17 PM
This is really turning into a tank now:sad: WHYYYY

kalisita
03-20-2009, 11:17 PM
DF to give MP! Why not?

arm
03-20-2009, 11:17 PM
Maybe falling to #4 is just what he needs...

ellewoods
03-20-2009, 11:18 PM
alright well. the misery is over.

Running:Free
03-20-2009, 11:18 PM
Down MP. Now is your chance, c'mon!

Oh, fuck. I don't think Nole knew what hit him. Almost an hour. Surreal shit.

kalisita
03-20-2009, 11:18 PM
Pathetic display.

At least now I don't have to worry about missing hockey!

arm
03-20-2009, 11:18 PM
:spit: Well done, Novak Djokovic, you get what you deserve after such and impressing match. :shrug:

What concerns me i snot the loss, is that fact that I am sure he is not going to do anything about it...

ellewoods
03-20-2009, 11:19 PM
Maybe falling to #4 is just what he needs...

I agree. Murray deserves #3 much more than Nole right now. Murray's not defending much at Miami is he? I think in the next month we could see a change in rankings.

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:19 PM
I think Nole wants it over soon as well. 64 minutes. One game away for Roddick. :o

Well, looks like we're off to Miami! At least he has no points to defend there! (:sad: that that's the only good news available.)

Looking forward! Who's going to start the tournament thread for Miami?

The good thing about Miami is that Nole can't be worse than last year.

Great mind thinks alike. :p

So Roddick dethrone him twice this year. The good thing is, I don't have to worry too much about Roddick dethroning Nole in Rome :tape:

ellen_
03-20-2009, 11:19 PM
Wat the hell happened in the last hour? :scratch: This was NOT Nole, he acted extremely weird today - and not just because his performance since it was already like this from at the beginning.

arm
03-20-2009, 11:20 PM
I need confirmation, will he lost his #3? :shrug: Not that I am very worried about it, because I think that is just what he needs, and somehow deserves.

Herdwick
03-20-2009, 11:20 PM
The good thing about Miami is that Nole can't be worse than last year.

:secret: Err - well he could lose his first match in straight sets

arm
03-20-2009, 11:20 PM
Can I start it?

*Raine
03-20-2009, 11:21 PM
So much for waking up at 6 am... :o

Sorry for being cranky, as I've mentioned this is the first time I see Nole play again after the AO.. had to wake up so early on a Saturday morning and this is what I get to see. :tape::spit::zzz:

Boring. Next. :o


:hug: :awww:

If Rafa Nadal can come back from 5 fucking MP's, Nole, why can't you channel some of that? :lol:

Vaaaaammmmmoooosss!

*end delusion*

*sigh*

Running:Free
03-20-2009, 11:21 PM
Great mind thinks alike. :p

So Roddick dethrone him twice this year. The good thing is, I don't have to worry too much about Roddick dethroning Nole in Rome :tape:

:rolls:

I'm not too sad. Over too fast.

ellewoods
03-20-2009, 11:22 PM
I need confirmation, will he lost his #3? :shrug: Not that I am very worried about it, because I think that is just what he needs, and somehow deserves.

I dont think he can lose it after IW. But if he doesnt do better than Murray in Miami it is very likely he will.

ellewoods
03-20-2009, 11:23 PM
Wait Nole loses 750 points. Murray, if he wins, can gain 850. Murray will sit on 8250. Nole will be on 8490.

Herdwick
03-20-2009, 11:24 PM
Can I start it?

Go right ahead. There won't be too many contenders.

If Andy M does better than him here and in Miami then yes I think he can.

arm
03-20-2009, 11:24 PM
That is close. :scared:

*Raine
03-20-2009, 11:25 PM
I'm going back to bed. :zzz:

Nadal and Del Potro --> :scared::bolt:

arm
03-20-2009, 11:25 PM
Go right ahead. There won't be too many contenders.

Why? :confused:

I really don't like when I can't understand your irony and sarcasm. :unsure: :awww: I am such a young and innocent girl. :rolls:

Noleta
03-20-2009, 11:25 PM
So looks like he continued his baaaaaaaaaaaaaad display had to watch something else as i just can't watch him like this he had some bad matches in the past most of them this year but nothing like this we can blame his racket..coach etc but at the end of the day he's the one who need to do the job on court not his coach i fear that Novak is too loyal to dump Marian but i do agree that he could do with a change fresh idea's just to reinvent himself and see where did it all go so horribly wrong starting from last year in Wimbledon:confused: i'm going to remember my firsr day here was when Novak played one of his bad matches ever:sad: nice :tears::sobbing:

cobalt60
03-20-2009, 11:27 PM
:hug: to all of Nole's fans.

Herdwick
03-20-2009, 11:27 PM
Why? :confused:

I really don't like when I can't understand your irony and sarcasm. :unsure: :awww: I am such a young and innocent girl. :rolls:

Sadly, here I speak but the unvarnished truth. :D

Irony and sarcasm - me :angel:

Running:Free
03-20-2009, 11:27 PM
I want to :smash: the people who say "We miss the old Nole! :awww:"

These same people screwed him into changing the way he acted on court, and now the "miss" the old him :lol: :rolleyes: Right.

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:27 PM
Thanks Sue! Glad I am not there this week :rolls:

ellewoods
03-20-2009, 11:28 PM
Anyone sticking around to see Nadal-Del Potro?

arm
03-20-2009, 11:29 PM
Sadly, here I speak but the unvarnished truth. :D

Irony and sarcasm - me :angel:

I know, Herdwick, I know. :p





Sue! :hug::kiss: Thanks for popping in. :) But we're fine. I guess... :(

Herdwick
03-20-2009, 11:30 PM
So looks like he continued his baaaaaaaaaaaaaad display had to watch something else as i just can't watch him like this he had some bad matches in the past most of them this year but nothing like this we can blame his racket..coach etc but at the end of the day he's the one who need to do the job on court not his coach i fear that Novak is too loyal to dump Marian but i do agree that he could do with a change fresh idea's just to reinvent himself and see where did it all go so horribly wrong starting from last year in Wimbledon:confused: i'm going to remember my firsr day here was when Novak played one of his bad matches ever:sad: nice :tears::sobbing:

:hug: Shame your first match here was like this

:hug: to all of Nole's fans.

Thank you. :wavey:

By heck, that was bad, even by this year's standards.

Björki
03-20-2009, 11:30 PM
Nole :awww:

*Raine
03-20-2009, 11:30 PM
Anyone sticking around to see Nadal-Del Potro?

Not me for sure. I don't like those guys. :o

And I'm going back to bed even though it's already 7:30 am here. :zzz::silly::silly::spit::spit:

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:31 PM
Is Seb still around? We soon need to adopt the LET or even NET we had with Guga :rolls:

FSN doesn't bother to hang onto 5pm where the original scheduling will end. And move right onto some hockey history story.

ellewoods
03-20-2009, 11:31 PM
Not me for sure. I don't like those guys. :o

And I'm going back to bed even though it's already 7:30 am here. :zzz::silly::silly::spit::spit:

Sleep well :hug:

Herdwick
03-20-2009, 11:31 PM
Anyone sticking around to see Nadal-Del Potro?

Sure am - although I expect Rafa to slaughter him. But I would like to see some good tennis

kalisita
03-20-2009, 11:31 PM
About the ranking: It's very close-especially since Murray also went out in the first round of Miami last year.

arm
03-20-2009, 11:32 PM
Raine :kiss: Thanks for the company. :hug: Appreciate the effport. :awww:

ellen_
03-20-2009, 11:33 PM
Anyone sticking around to see Nadal-Del Potro?

:wavey: me of course. Although I am very sleepy...

Herdwick
03-20-2009, 11:34 PM
Nice lie-in Raine. :wavey:

kalisita
03-20-2009, 11:34 PM
I'll watch Nadal-DelPo. Don't have high hopes for that one either, though. I really can't see DelPo bothering Rafa. Hope he surprised me so it's at least a good match.

arm
03-20-2009, 11:36 PM
Well, of Nole can play that bad, DelPotro can play good enough to beat an average Nadal. :shrug:

Everything is possible. :bounce:

ellewoods
03-20-2009, 11:38 PM
I want to see some good tennis too. Otherwise I may crawl back into bed as well...even though its 10.37am :lol: oh the life of an unemployed student

Noleta
03-20-2009, 11:40 PM
I can't wait to hear his explanation about today ...he must've been sick or there's something distracting him surely a talent like his can't vanish over night :shrug:

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:40 PM
One thing I'm sure is Nadal will put in more effort than Nole :tape:

ellewoods
03-20-2009, 11:42 PM
One thing I'm sure is Nadal will put in more effort than Nole :tape:


I put in more effort than Nole by getting up earlier than usual on a Saturday :shrug:

Noleta
03-20-2009, 11:42 PM
One thing I'm sure is Nadal will put in more effort than Nole :tape:

He always does:cool: but then again he's more then an average human a spanish bull:eek:

arm
03-20-2009, 11:43 PM
One thing I'm sure is Nadal will put in more effort than Nole :tape:

:haha: Indeed. But that is not difficult today..

kalisita
03-20-2009, 11:44 PM
That's for sure! Expect more effort form Del Potro as well.

*Raine
03-20-2009, 11:44 PM
Raine :kiss: Thanks for the company. :hug: Appreciate the effport. :awww:

:hug:

I just wish he could have showed more effort on his part:o:sad:. Overall seeing him on tv made me happy again. :)


Sleep well :hug:

If Nole appears in my dream, I'll give him a slap. As for the rest that's going to happen.. it depends. :devil:

Nice lie-in Raine. :wavey:

Night night. Don't tell Rose I was :drool: over Miljan. :angel:

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:45 PM
:wavey: Raine. Have a nice dream! ;) :aplot: :angel:

cobalt60
03-20-2009, 11:46 PM
Sure am - although I expect Rafa to slaughter him. But I would like to see some good tennis

Me too. I am a JMDP fan. Plus I always tend to root for the underdog.

Noleta
03-20-2009, 11:49 PM
This match is much better making me forget that horoffic 40 mins :eek:

ellewoods
03-20-2009, 11:51 PM
This match is much better making me forget that horoffic 40 mins :eek:

Why has it suddenly become so difficult to be a Nole fan? :sad:

Lee
03-20-2009, 11:52 PM
I need to disappear for a while. Move my laptop from my room which is like a sauna right now.

Noleta
03-20-2009, 11:55 PM
Why has it suddenly become so difficult to be a Nole fan? :sad:

More depressing than difficult lately and i can't believe i'm saying this but Murray deserve that number3 spot right now Novak is playing like a top20 something is distracting him:confused:

aeronatasha
03-20-2009, 11:55 PM
I was horribly wrong in my judgement.
I can't tell if I feel more sad or disappointed.

This is the first time I could actually see that mental barrier stopping Nole's power.
It's so heartbreaking to see him lose like this to a lesser player.
This will haunt him for a long time.

But maybe you have to hit rock bottom before you can shine again. Maybe he's that sort of a person.
I don't know. But seeing Vajda with his head down most of the match really makes me angry. He's your player, you're supposed to cheer him on, remind him what he's made of, not look like your mother just died.

Something needs to change before this really damages Novak. Yes, he is still very young and the season is still very long, but he's such a confidence player and his confidence took a severe battering.

Herdwick
03-20-2009, 11:56 PM
I put in more effort than Nole by getting up earlier than usual on a Saturday :shrug:

:haha:

Jelena_78
03-20-2009, 11:58 PM
:shrug:

I wonder why I had a good feeling before the match. Roddick was really good with powerful service and everything, but Novak helped a lot!

Hopefully he will do better in Miami where he's not defending points.


I don't know. But seeing Vajda with his head down most of the match really makes me angry. He's your player, you're supposed to cheer him on, remind him what he's made of, not look like your mother just died.

I feel the same. Vajda was like that already after the opening game. Cheer him, show him you believe in him... Man!
Or he knows sth we don't and knew this was inevitable. Anyway I really didn't like that!!! :armed:

Night :wavey:

arm
03-20-2009, 11:58 PM
I stopped studying to watch his match.. :awww:

Well, Nole, what are we getting back apart from pain and disappoitment? :mad:

kalisita
03-21-2009, 12:01 AM
Well, Jelena, let's just hope rock bottom comes soon. I hate most of all how miserable he looks on court. A loss wouldn't be so bad if it was a hard fought one. But, today he was just like mindless UE machine not capable of putting too many points together.

*Raine
03-21-2009, 12:01 AM
More depressing than difficult lately and i can't believe i'm saying this but Murray deserve that number3 spot right now Novak is playing like a top20 something is distracting him:confused:

I'm distracting him:angel:. Maybe we need to cool off for a while. :confused: :sad:

I put in more effort than Nole by getting up earlier than usual on a Saturday :shrug:

I know right? I had to wake up at 6 am. Hurray for us. :lol: :o

:wavey: Raine. Have a nice dream! ;) :aplot: :angel:

:aplot: I won't mind if David Cook and Adam Lambert will join too. :devil:

Noleta
03-21-2009, 12:10 AM
Sinds he lost to Nadal at Queens having been so close to number2 he's been downhill from there apart from the Masters trophy and Dubai win wich on both occasions he didn't had to face players in big form :shrug:

Lee
03-21-2009, 12:11 AM
Since the gallery here is not working, I have to dig into my photobucket for all Nole fans here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/th_grouphug.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/?action=view&current=grouphug.jpg)

ellewoods
03-21-2009, 12:11 AM
Delpo being pushed around by Nadal.

kalisita
03-21-2009, 12:12 AM
:shrug:

I wonder why I had a good feeling before the match. Roddick was really good with powerful service and everything, but Novak helped a lot!

Hopefully he will do better in Miami where he's not defending points.

Night :wavey:

Maybe you're just an optimist? It's a good way to be really. Sorry you feel bad, though. :sad: Have a nice sleep. :hug:

Really, Roddick probably should have been the favorite today. :shrug: He is lower ranked, but I think his results this year are better than Nole's. Like if the ATP still had the race, Roddick would be ranked higher than Nole. It'd be pretty close anyway. He got to the QFs easier this week, as well. So I guess we shouldn't be so surprised he lost. The way he lost is more disturbing IMO.

Noleta
03-21-2009, 12:13 AM
Since the gallery here is not working, I have to dig into my photobucket for all Nole fans here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/th_grouphug.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/?action=view&current=grouphug.jpg)

:awww::awww::smooch:

Lee
03-21-2009, 12:13 AM
I actually believe Nole will up his game here but unfortunately, it's a total opposite.

And trainer for JMDP

Lee
03-21-2009, 12:14 AM
I feel sorry for the fans paying a high price for the stadium ticket today. And it doesn't look good for JMDP

Noleta
03-21-2009, 12:18 AM
I feel sorry for the fans paying a high price for the stadium ticket today. And it doesn't look good for JMDP

Looks as if he got an arm injury wich is that last thing he need playing Nadal:o

MagicMilan
03-21-2009, 12:21 AM
I feel more sorry for Novak fans who had to watch that dismal performance :help:
WTF was that?

Herdwick
03-21-2009, 12:22 AM
Agree - a hard-fought close loss would be no problem but an apathetic and clueless one is scary.

Manon
03-21-2009, 12:22 AM
:shrug:

I wonder why I had a good feeling before the match. Roddick was really good with powerful service and everything, but Novak helped a lot!

Hopefully he will do better in Miami where he's not defending points.



I feel the same. Vajda was like that already after the opening game. Cheer him, show him you believe in him... Man!
Or he knows sth we don't and knew this was inevitable. Anyway I really didn't like that!!! :armed:

Night :wavey:

From the very first moment we could see he doesn't care. We saw Vajda, Miljan...He simply stood, uninterested, waiting to run away from all this as soon as possible.

Novak's face expression...I don't know but for a while (in fact from Queens final) he's not Novak we knew.

What's happening? Nobody knows and this is the only thing that scares me. Lack of confidence, bad form, whatever is not for 'bump your head to the wall' but this...this is not good at all and this is sad.

As Lee said (I think Lee) - take a vacation, take a year, two...just put yourself together.

*Raine
03-21-2009, 12:23 AM
I can't go back to bed now, we're having breakfast soon. :lol:

Since the gallery here is not working, I have to dig into my photobucket for all Nole fans here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/th_grouphug.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/?action=view&current=grouphug.jpg)

That is so cute. Winnie the Pooh :inlove::inlove::inlove:

kalisita
03-21-2009, 12:26 AM
Since the gallery here is not working, I have to dig into my photobucket for all Nole fans here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/th_grouphug.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/?action=view&current=grouphug.jpg)

:smooch: Thank you! Nice little pick me up :dance:!

Doesn't look good for this match being completed right now. :unsure:

ellewoods
03-21-2009, 12:26 AM
I dont want to be depressed about this anymore

arm
03-21-2009, 12:28 AM
Lee :hug:

Manon
03-21-2009, 12:29 AM
Me too but I am.

Maybe he needs new coach, not this one who is more kind of puppy-good friend, I don't know. Maybe he needs Stepankis kind.

Lee
03-21-2009, 12:29 AM
I dont want to be depressed about this anymore

OK, let's do this one last time and get over it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/Braaaaaah.gif

Then we move onto

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/dancingman.gif

ellewoods
03-21-2009, 12:31 AM
OK, let's do this one last time and get over it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/Braaaaaah.gif

Then we move onto

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/dancingman.gif

thank you :hug:

Lee
03-21-2009, 12:31 AM
Some of us may prefer this

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/martini.gif

Noleta
03-21-2009, 12:31 AM
From the very first moment we could see he doesn't care. We saw Vajda, Miljan...He simply stood, uninterested, waiting to run away from all this as soon as possible.

Novak's face expression...I don't know but for a while (in fact from Queens final) he's not Novak we knew.

What's happening? Nobody knows and this is the only thing that scares me. Lack of confidence, bad form, whatever is not for 'bump your head to the wall' but this...this is not good at all and this is sad.

As Lee said (I think Lee) - take a vacation, take a year, two...just put yourself together.

Nooooooooooooo i can't survive without seeing him on court for a year or2:bolt:

Manon
03-21-2009, 12:32 AM
Lee :hug:

Lucky charm, wake up, we are drowning:)

Manon
03-21-2009, 12:33 AM
Nooooooooooooo i can't survive without seeing him on court for a year or2:bolt:

No, no...Raquel has to do some magic again:angel:

Lee
03-21-2009, 12:34 AM
Misha, I think Nole needs Vajda in his camp especially he can't have his family around him on the tour. He looks to me as someone who needs constant hugging and patting on his head and a buddy around.

At the same time, he also needs someone to smash him on his head. I would like he has a team with him, like Murray did after getting rid of Gilbert.

Manon
03-21-2009, 12:36 AM
OK, let's do this one last time and get over it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Smilies/Braaaaaah.gif



http://usera.ImageCave.com/Manon/shithappenss.jpg

Running:Free
03-21-2009, 12:36 AM
I guess the Serbs are unanimous on Vajda's inability to coach Novak any longer.

What's happening? Nobody knows and this is the only thing that scares me.

Reminds me of something - Today JJ wrote a blog on her website, and she talked about the problems she's facing right now. Mentioned the off-court troubles that are distracting her. Even AI recognized her slump, and identified the problem.

With Nole, it's impossible to say whether even he knows the problem himself, or is trying to do something about it, rather than putting it off, and just hoping things will fall back together by themselves. He's not open about things like this (unlike JJ/AI) which makes it even harder.


As Lee said (I think Lee) - take a vacation, take a year, two...just put yourself together.

Thought about this too. Problem is, he's made too many commitments. There is definitely pressure from the sponsors (especially Head, which is putting his racket on sale in a few months), which he can't back out of. An injury would be the only way he could get out of playing, and that doesn't sound too good either. Seems like he's going to have to play through this bad patch, and just figure out what is wrong during it.

Lee
03-21-2009, 12:37 AM
As Lee said (I think Lee) - take a vacation, take a year, two...just put yourself together.

Don't think he can do this even if he really wants to. With all the financial commitment. It's nice for him to bring an ATP tournament to Serbia but I see it's a big load on his shoulder. On top of all other "financial" investments his family involved.

Manon
03-21-2009, 12:37 AM
Misha, I think Nole needs Vajda in his camp especially he can't have his family around him on the tour. He looks to me as someone who needs constant hugging and patting on his head and a buddy around.

At the same time, he also needs someone to smash him on his head. I would like he has a team with him, like Murray did after getting rid of Gilbert.

Well, yes. I'm just in state of 1.000.000 X :sad:

Manon
03-21-2009, 12:38 AM
Don't think he can do this even if he really wants to. With all the financial commitment. It's nice for him to bring an ATP tournament to Serbia but I see it's a big load on his shoulder. On top of all other "financial" investments his family involved.

I meant this^^^. Is it possible he's burn out?

ellewoods
03-21-2009, 12:40 AM
Okay I'm going.

Don't stress over his loss. I am certain he will wake up from this slump. And as I am convinced Murray will be #3 by RG, maybe this will relieve some pressure from Nole and reignite his fight to regain his ranking/form/winning ways. Every player has to go through a slump, maybe Nole's is longer than we want but :shrug: he is young and has so much time left in his career. He needs to concentrate on his own game and not that of anyone else's.

I want Nadal or Federer to take this title. Good luck to them!

Noleta
03-21-2009, 12:41 AM
Misha, I think Nole needs Vajda in his camp especially he can't have his family around him on the tour. He looks to me as someone who needs constant hugging and patting on his head and a buddy around.

At the same time, he also needs someone to smash him on his head. I would like he has a team with him, like Murray did after getting rid of Gilbert.

I do agre or add someone else to his team like he did back in 2007 someone with fresh idea's

arm
03-21-2009, 12:42 AM
Me too but I am.

Maybe he needs new coach, not this one who is more kind of puppy-good friend, I don't know. Maybe he needs Stepankis kind.

:worship: My thoughts exactly. :kiss:

Lee
03-21-2009, 12:43 AM
I meant this^^^. Is it possible he's burn out?


:shrug: I don't know. IMO, it's really too much for a 21 years old. And that's not only the pressure from the ATP circuit. Look at Federer and Nadal, they are totally focus on playing tennis, everything outside tennis are for fun/relaxation. Look at Nole. After Dubai, he went home, not to have a relaxing day with family and friends, but check the site and promotion for the upcoming tournament. It looks to me everytime he's back to Belgrade, he was promoting this or that. :shrug:

The problem is, Nole loves to be around people that he may not even notice he's been burning at both ends too fast and too much.

Noleta
03-21-2009, 12:43 AM
Don't think he can do this even if he really wants to. With all the financial commitment. It's nice for him to bring an ATP tournament to Serbia but I see it's a big load on his shoulder. On top of all other "financial" investments his family involved.

Maybe that's what distracting him too many things outside tennis he need to play his way and not listen to all the sponsors and what the media is saying if he need to bounce the ball a zillion times so be it

Manon
03-21-2009, 12:45 AM
Well, such a shame Miami is so close but...

Manon
03-21-2009, 12:53 AM
The problem is, Nole loves to be around people that he may not even notice he's been burning at both ends too fast and too much.

Dad?

Maybe that's what distracting him too many things outside tennis he need to play his way and not listen to all the sponsors and what the media is saying if he need to bounce the ball a zillion times so be it

:yeah:

Btw, he didn't bounce more than 3-4 times (average) today.

Spirit_fire
03-21-2009, 01:11 AM
Nole :sobbing: Just came back from my optometrist appointment and when I saw the score I was thinking 'no it must be the drops in my eyes' and then I actually asked three different people to read the score... :sad:

Oh Novak...I didn't see the match but I think he needs to regain his passion and the fun he has for tennis. I haven't seen that lately. If he regains that, then the results will come. Adje Nole. We still love you. And onward to Miami where he has NO points to defend so he can still keep that no. 3 postition. The only person I would be happy with winning the title now would be Roger. :( I wanted to see a Nole-Roger final. :sad:

Noleta
03-21-2009, 01:20 AM
Nadal isn't playing that great so Roger would beat him if both men were succesful in theire semi matches :)

kalisita
03-21-2009, 01:23 AM
DelPo still fighting. Hope he can hold serve here and make Rafa serve it out again.

kalisita
03-21-2009, 02:55 AM
Nole after the match:

Djokovic described it as "one of the worst matches I have played." "He played very solid. He didn't do anything special," said the Serb. "It was all me making an incredible amount of unforced errors."

Masha91
03-21-2009, 04:48 AM
Aww Nole :sad:

zsanika
03-21-2009, 09:22 AM
The third-seeded Serb, who won last year's title after claiming his maiden grand slam crown at the Australian Open two months earlier, said he had suffered a mental breakdown.

"Overall it was a very bad day," Djokovic told reporters after being swept aside in one hour, eight minutes on a hot afternoon at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

"It's tough to explain, really," the 21-year-old Serb said. "It's just one of those days when you really don't feel comfortable on the court. I just didn't have any momentum. No feel for the ball, no movement, no solutions.

"You can't expect perfect days because we're playing in the desert. But again I've played in these conditions many times before so I didn't feel any physical breakdown. It was just mental."

pica_pica
03-21-2009, 10:05 AM
Yes, it's completely mental, as in many matches before.
Time for CHANGE. Nole can consider DOING AN ANA (get another coach). Ana changes her coach and see? She's in the final. Nole should do something before it's too late. He has too much to defend in the coming months.
Hopefully he can stay at the Top 4 for the coming months.
I'd give Nole this line from a song of Josh Groban: Don't Give Up, Because You Are Loved.

zsanika
03-21-2009, 10:28 AM
Yes, it's completely mental, as in many matches before.
Time for CHANGE. Nole can consider DOING AN ANA (get another coach). Ana changes her coach and see? She's in the final. Nole should do something before it's too late. He has too much to defend in the coming months.
Hopefully he can stay at the Top 4 for the coming months.
I'd give Nole this line from a song of Josh Groban: Don't Give Up, Because You Are Loved.

I agree with you!!!yes here is the time for change.Nole played in this year badly.Nole and Marian friends,they liked each other but now he does not need a friend but Nole needs help!!!!
we love Nole we are with you!!!you are very very ....good player!!
and I like Josh Groban's song:-) Nole!don't give up!!!
in Miami he’s not defending any points!!!come on Nole

Dini
03-21-2009, 12:30 PM
Hi everyone

I am not a Nole fan, and I have always been honest about that, but I do actually miss seeing him play confidently with the awesome backhands and fire powered forehands. He might not be my cup of tea as I have already mentioned, but it was quite tough watching him in self-destruct mode yesterday- Andy didn't do anything awesomely special in the match yesterday, pretty average in fact, but Nole on the other hand had probably one of his worst days on court. I hope he finds his game again because when it is on it is very flamboyant and full of variety, quite entertaining. All I want to say to you Nole fans is don't be down, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? I had quite a tough year in 2008 being a Fed fan when everyone started saying his slam days were over etc, but patience and faith paid off in the end. There is always some light at the end of the tunnel, and I am sure he will get out of this slump sooner rather than later.

pica_pica
03-21-2009, 02:00 PM
Hi everyone

I am not a Nole fan, and I have always been honest about that, but I do actually miss seeing him play confidently with the awesome backhands and fire powered forehands. He might not be my cup of tea as I have already mentioned, but it was quite tough watching him in self-destruct mode yesterday- Andy didn't do anything awesomely special in the match yesterday, pretty average in fact, but Nole on the other hand had probably one of his worst days on court. I hope he finds his game again because when it is on it is very flamboyant and full of variety, quite entertaining. All I want to say to you Nole fans is don't be down, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? I had quite a tough year in 2008 being a Fed fan when everyone started saying his slam days were over etc, but patience and faith paid off in the end. There is always some light at the end of the tunnel, and I am sure he will get out of this slump sooner rather than later.
Thank you infinityfed.
Being fans means cheering the ups and bearing the downs for our heros, isn't it?

pica_pica
03-21-2009, 02:01 PM
I agree with you!!!yes here is the time for change.Nole played in this year badly.Nole and Marian friends,they liked each other but now he does not need a friend but Nole needs help!!!!
we love Nole we are with you!!!you are very very ....good player!!
and I like Josh Groban's song:-) Nole!don't give up!!!
in Miami he’s not defending any points!!!come on Nole
Another interest we share besides Nole! =)

Herdwick
03-21-2009, 02:46 PM
Hi everyone

I am not a Nole fan, and I have always been honest about that, but I do actually miss seeing him play confidently with the awesome backhands and fire powered forehands. He might not be my cup of tea as I have already mentioned, but it was quite tough watching him in self-destruct mode yesterday- Andy didn't do anything awesomely special in the match yesterday, pretty average in fact, but Nole on the other hand had probably one of his worst days on court. I hope he finds his game again because when it is on it is very flamboyant and full of variety, quite entertaining. All I want to say to you Nole fans is don't be down, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? I had quite a tough year in 2008 being a Fed fan when everyone started saying his slam days were over etc, but patience and faith paid off in the end. There is always some light at the end of the tunnel, and I am sure he will get out of this slump sooner rather than later.

Can't rep you but thanks for dropping in and for your kind comments. Most of us here have a decent sense of perspective so hopefully wrist-slitting and self-immolation will be kept to a minimum.

Yesterday was certainly his nadir as far as I have seen; there was indifference/despair almost to the point of nihilism.

Really hope there is nothing family or relationship-wise which is screwing his head. If not, then solutions must be found and fast if Nole is not to go into freefall. A look at his off-court commitments and at those around him must be the first places to start.

pica_pica
03-22-2009, 03:03 PM
Some people say the SKY commentators mentioned Novak arguing with Vajda in the locker room before the Roddick match. Is it true? Vajda entered the stadium late and did not seem to cheer for Nole a lot.

Stephie Cesc
03-22-2009, 03:06 PM
Omg, is that true...that's terrible!

zsanika
03-22-2009, 03:17 PM
"Novak arguing with Vajda in the locker room before the Roddick match."
it is true??!!
Vajda entered the stadium late and did not seem to cheer for Nole a lot.
it is true.I saw that late Vajda..when the match was: 1:2than sat Vajda down in place and

Amber Spyglass
03-22-2009, 03:18 PM
when did they say that i was watching sky and i just heard them say they had trouble getting down to the seats when did they mention a locker room bust-up,i thought they were just saying that they were having a few words with each other during the match

zsanika
03-22-2009, 03:34 PM
Who has it heard?(Novak arguing with Vajda)It is sure that they were it?

Masha91
03-22-2009, 03:52 PM
That's not good, if it's true :sad:

*Ljubica*
03-22-2009, 03:55 PM
when did they say that i was watching sky and i just heard them say they had trouble getting down to the seats when did they mention a locker room bust-up,i thought they were just saying that they were having a few words with each other during the match

I watched the match on Sky too, - and that's all I heard :shrug: Just that they were having "a few words" during the match. I assumed it was because Novak was annoyed with himself for his level of play, and perhaps, also a little annoyed with Marian for arriving late? No one mentioned them having any row in the locker-room before the match, so perhaps someone heard the same words we did and misinterpreteted them ? :shrug:

Masha91
03-22-2009, 03:58 PM
That does not sound good at all, unfortunately.

zsanika
03-22-2009, 03:59 PM
yes,it is not good:-((
why before the match?!the Nole-Roddick match is always hard/difficult...there must focus,concentration...Vajda do not know it?
OMG!!poor Nole

Noleta
03-22-2009, 07:44 PM
I think the rumour about Novak having a little bust up with Marian could be true such inside information could easily get out there :shrug: and as things aren't going well it's easy to argue to but that should never happen before an important match:sad: things are getting from bad to worse:sad:

Jelena_78
03-22-2009, 11:06 PM
:wavey:

Can anyone who watched the finals tell me what do flags on court before the match represent...
USA as host country, finals participants...anything else?

6-1 6-2 easy win for Rafa.

Vida
03-23-2009, 01:11 PM
it would be good for Nole to change the coach, or at least hire someone else to bring some new perspective, but keep Vajda as a mentor and a buddy.

zerocool_
03-23-2009, 03:26 PM
Ye, i think it would be good thing for him to change coach, atm he need someone like Gilbert.. Vajda is like best friend to him.. he should keep Vajda but not as coach, and get someone to wake him up :)

pica_pica
03-23-2009, 04:45 PM
I'm not sure what others said in the thread about the locker room argument is true, but surely Vajda should be present in the stadium on time? Why is he 2 games late?

pica_pica
03-23-2009, 04:58 PM
By the way someone should start the Miami thread? At what time will the draw be out?

ellen_
03-23-2009, 05:02 PM
By the way someone should start the Miami thread? At what time will the draw be out?

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=140360 The new thread ;)

The draw will be made at 6.20pm GMT :)

Amber Spyglass
03-23-2009, 05:25 PM
Hi ellen is your first name actually ellen cos mine is aswell by the way:)

ellen_
03-23-2009, 05:30 PM
Hi ellen is your first name actually ellen cos mine is aswell by the way:)

Hi, my first name is Ellen, yes :)