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Expect The Unexpected Roland Garros 09 : N.Djokovic vsPhilipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

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Noleta
05-30-2009, 05:24 PM
I changed MTF to the vile collours, The blue was giving him bad luck!

How do you do it?

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 05:24 PM
I know but this shouldn't happen to a number4 who wants to reach higher goals:shrug:

I think to be fair Nole has played an awful lot of tennis this year, and no one is superhuman - we all reach "breaking point" sometimes (apart from superman Nadal :rolleyes: ).Maybe this is just his body's way of wanting rest?

Herdwick
05-30-2009, 05:24 PM
Hell - this half can't lose both Nole and Roger. That would give the SB a promenade to the final http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/1904.gif

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 05:24 PM
I registered but can't find the stream. :banghead:

It's on this link, Lee.

http://www.balkansport.info/channel-1/38-siki-sport.html

Nole, you've gotta push it in his service game. Ajde, hold now.

Masha91
05-30-2009, 05:25 PM
All right, hold come on!

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:25 PM
backhand still malfunctioning :retard:

arm
05-30-2009, 05:25 PM
In the bottom of the page!

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:25 PM
He's not running to balls today......wonder why :awww:
Please hold serve :armed:

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:26 PM
I registered but can't find the stream. :banghead:
press "schedule"

Lee
05-30-2009, 05:26 PM
I registered but can't find the stream. :banghead:

finally found it. :p

Stephie Cesc
05-30-2009, 05:27 PM
Ajde Nole :bounce: You can still win this :rocker2:

Noleta
05-30-2009, 05:27 PM
I think to be fair Nole has played an awful lot of tennis this year, and no one is superhuman - we all reach "breaking point" sometimes (apart from superman Nadal :rolleyes: ).Maybe this is just his body's way of wanting rest?

But so did all the top players:shrug:

Only his mum and uncle is there no sign of his dad?

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:28 PM
:lol: after that FH winner he puts his hand up, showing a sigh of relief

mlove
05-30-2009, 05:28 PM
I think to be fair Nole has played an awful lot of tennis this year, and no one is superhuman - we all reach "breaking point" sometimes (apart from superman Nadal :rolleyes: ).Maybe this is just his body's way of wanting rest?

This was what I was afraid of. I just wish it wouldn't happen until after the finals :sad:

Masha91
05-30-2009, 05:28 PM
Held, good. It's time to break NOW! Ajde!

kalisita
05-30-2009, 05:28 PM
A little smile there?

Now got to break!

Lee
05-30-2009, 05:28 PM
So he finally has an easier service game :sobbing: And he thanks heaven.

arm
05-30-2009, 05:29 PM
That's more like it! Some reaction!´

Get mad! :bounce:

Noleta
05-30-2009, 05:29 PM
backhand still malfunctioning :retard:

And what about the serve and the volley etc.....everything is deffect today:spit:

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 05:29 PM
15-30. I know you can do this, c'mon.

arm
05-30-2009, 05:29 PM
Roger lost the 1st set :haha:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 05:30 PM
But so did all the top players:shrug:

Only his mum and uncle is there no sign of his dad?

Well none of the others played the week of the Serbia Open for example, and Nole reached further than all the others apart from Nadal in Rome and Madrid. It all takes it's toll.

Lee
05-30-2009, 05:31 PM
But so did all the top players:shrug:

Only his mum and uncle is there no sign of his dad?

But he was in Miami final, Monte Carlo final, Rome final, Serbia Open (which drained him) then SF in Madrid. That's a lot more than all other top players other than Nadal.

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:31 PM
He just can't receive Kohl's serve, :help:

3-3 :scared:

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:31 PM
That's more like it! Some reaction!´

Get mad! :bounce:
Ya, he did get his emotions back

Ajde Nole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15-30...

Lee
05-30-2009, 05:31 PM
:banghead: and Nole return long on 2nd serve.

carlhiro
05-30-2009, 05:32 PM
If Federer and Nole will lose today, then Murray will rise up to #2 by sucking at Clay. I don't want that.

kalisita
05-30-2009, 05:32 PM
MTF making me mental! Got enough things making me mental without adding it's usual crap. :mad:

DF to 15-30! Ajde Nole! Break! Break!

Bad UE on BH! 30 All.

Lee
05-30-2009, 05:32 PM
first DF from Kohli. It's time to drop your level, Kohli.

Masha91
05-30-2009, 05:32 PM
Come on!

kalisita
05-30-2009, 05:32 PM
2 UEs to kill chances. 40-30.

arm
05-30-2009, 05:33 PM
Ajde!

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 05:33 PM
Kohli making no first serves. Nole NEEDS to make him pay for that. Looses chances in that game.

HOLD. Focus on holding, ajde.

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:33 PM
If Federer and Nole will lose today, then Murray will rise up to #2 by sucking at Clay. I don't want that.
What's the score in Fed's match now?

Noleta
05-30-2009, 05:33 PM
Rose and Lee i understand the points you're making:hug:

Masha91
05-30-2009, 05:34 PM
Hold here!

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:34 PM
4-3 now plz break him!!! BREAK HIM!!!

Lee
05-30-2009, 05:34 PM
Fed down 4-6 in first set. But it's PHM on the other side, Roger is not going to lose.

Masha91
05-30-2009, 05:34 PM
What's the score in Fed's match now?

He lost the first set 6-4

Herdwick
05-30-2009, 05:34 PM
Hell - have decided to double the suffering and have got Roger on stream and Nole on the TV.

I don't know who's worse....Roger can't buy a first serve and is being totally outplayed. :sobbing:

*Raine
05-30-2009, 05:35 PM
It won't rain :rolls: It's sunny out there! :awww:

But it wont be necessary. :bounce:

he is going to break now. :D

*rain dance* rain dance* rain dance*

*rain dance* *rain dance*

or..

Kohli, please break your ankle. :)

Hay naku... sobra ako mababad trip pag matalo sya. Ok lang sana kung quarters o semis eh.

kalisita
05-30-2009, 05:35 PM
Holding easy now. Now break Nole!

Herdwick
05-30-2009, 05:35 PM
Roger breaks! 1st game, 2nd set!!!! :bounce:

arm
05-30-2009, 05:35 PM
Roger did not break :nerner:

carlhiro
05-30-2009, 05:36 PM
What's the score in Fed's match now?

PHM/Fed

Set 1-0
Game 0-1.

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 05:36 PM
So is Novak:sobbing:

4-3 and can't see him breaking Kholi the way the German is serving:sad:

:bigcry:

Kohli DF'd and had no first serves in that last service game :shrug: If Nole doesn't take his chances now, :EXPLODE:

arm
05-30-2009, 05:36 PM
BREAK HIM NOW. It's an order :mad:

Noleta
05-30-2009, 05:36 PM
Hell - have decided to double the suffering and have got Roger on stream and Nole on the TV.

I don't know who's worse....Roger can't buy a first serve and is being totally outplayed. :sobbing:

So is Novak:sobbing:

4-3 and can't see him breaking Kholi the way the German is serving:sad:if he lose this wich is very likely i won't start a thread ever again nor i'll watch any matches in this event:sobbing:

:bigcry:

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 05:36 PM
BREAK HIM NOW. It's an order :mad:

:armed: Listen to her.

Needs to keep Kohli in the next game. Nole, I know you can do this. C'mon.

carlhiro
05-30-2009, 05:36 PM
*rain dance* rain dance* rain dance*

Hay naku... sobra ako mababad trip pag matalo sya. Ok lang sana kung quarters o semis eh.

I also believe in the power of *rain dance*.

Ako, super mababad trip. Di ko nga alam kung manonood pa ako ng French Open until next week kung matalo si Nole ngayon.

mlove
05-30-2009, 05:37 PM
I don't think Federer is in any real trouble.
Nole, on the other hand,... please BREAK!!!

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 05:37 PM
For what it's worth, I think we should all stop thinking anout Murray, the ranking system, Federer etc. Just concentrate on Nole - if he pulls an amazing comeback, - then great - and - if not - well - let's just forgive him the occasional bad day and move on :shrug: It's not a war out there - only a tennis match :shrug:

munZe konZa
05-30-2009, 05:37 PM
I never seen him stay behind the baseline like this so he makes too many mistakes , anybody else ?

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:37 PM
I suddenly remember 08 USO.....in the 4th round, both Novak and Roger suck together........but they won a 5-setter each

Herdwick
05-30-2009, 05:38 PM
Roger did not break :nerner:

True - this is what happens when you're watching 2 at once!

Masha91
05-30-2009, 05:38 PM
Break Here Novak Djokovic, Ajde!

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 05:39 PM
I suddenly remember 08 USO.....in the 4th round, both Novak and Roger suck together........but they won a 5-setter each

I remember. Nole 5-setter against Robredo, and Roger against Andreev.

Noleta
05-30-2009, 05:39 PM
I never seen him stay behind the baseline like this so he makes too many mistakes , anybody else ?

It's been like that since the start of the match:mad:

Noleta
05-30-2009, 05:40 PM
Kohli DF'd and had no first serves in that last service game :shrug: If Nole doesn't take his chances now, :EXPLODE:

And yet he couldn't break him:sad:

Herdwick
05-30-2009, 05:40 PM
Chatrier support is really strong for Roger, even though he's playing PHM. They're being cheered equally it sounds like.

Breaks now!

carlhiro
05-30-2009, 05:40 PM
GAWD. I am hating this.

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 05:41 PM
And yet he couldn't break him:sad:

Kohli is there for the taking :shrug: Nole needs to step it up.

Kohli BH unravels. ARGHHH, Nole don't waste the chances at deuce, you clown :smash:

Hold please. :sobbing:

Lee
05-30-2009, 05:41 PM
Hold and break now please Nole. :help:

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:41 PM
4-4.......Now I'm really scared

arm
05-30-2009, 05:42 PM
Come on, Nole!

Björki
05-30-2009, 05:42 PM
Nole better holds now :scared:

kalisita
05-30-2009, 05:42 PM
Hold here Nole!

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:42 PM
My heart, my poor heart....it's pumping too fast now

Björki
05-30-2009, 05:43 PM
2 BP :help:

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:43 PM
:bigcry:

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 05:43 PM
4-4.......Now I'm really scared

The Djokocoaster is wading deep waters. :sobbing: :lol:

Crowd is really getting into this now.

arm
05-30-2009, 05:43 PM
AJDE! :bounce:

carlhiro
05-30-2009, 05:43 PM
I remember. Nole 5-setter against Robredo, and Roger against Andreev.

but nole wasn't down 2 sets back then. *cries*

Lee
05-30-2009, 05:44 PM
2 bps now. :mad: :fiery:

Masha91
05-30-2009, 05:44 PM
OMG! PLease Novak!

Noleta
05-30-2009, 05:44 PM
15-40:sobbing::bigcry:

Lee
05-30-2009, 05:44 PM
Kohli is playing better again :banghead:

Herdwick
05-30-2009, 05:44 PM
Be stunned if Nole pulls this round now :shrug:- he's not got out of second gear for most of the match.

Masha91
05-30-2009, 05:44 PM
Oh my gosh Novak Djokovic, you will break here, it's not a suggestion! You WILL DO THIS now AJDE!

Lee
05-30-2009, 05:44 PM
Kohli serving for the match and he's not going to lose this.

Take a good rest and have good time in Halle, Nole. :shrug:

carlhiro
05-30-2009, 05:45 PM
double break point. now nole is DOOOMED.

kalisita
05-30-2009, 05:45 PM
Yeah, Kohli is playing better. Can feel he can end this now.

kalisita
05-30-2009, 05:45 PM
15-40! Could be the end here. Save them Novak!

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 05:45 PM
Can't believe how calm and resigned I am :shrug: Proving again I suppose, that i only really get :mad: and :hysteric: when he loses to Nadal - other losses I tend to take in my stride :shrug:

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:45 PM
:sad: I'm really crying now

kalisita
05-30-2009, 05:45 PM
Shit. This is very depressing. Straight set loss looming.

Björki
05-30-2009, 05:46 PM
Nooooooooo broken :sad:

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 05:46 PM
Kohli is playing better again :banghead:

He's stepped on the gas big time in this game.

And there's the break. Novak :hug:

ellewoods
05-30-2009, 05:46 PM
I guess that's RG for 2009 :sad:

arm
05-30-2009, 05:46 PM
Oh boy, we better get ready.

carlhiro
05-30-2009, 05:46 PM
KOHLI got the break.

I. Hate. This.

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 05:46 PM
:sad: I'm really crying now

:hug:

ellewoods
05-30-2009, 05:47 PM
I dont understand what was wrong with him today? He played so well last round. I'm so sad right now.

mlove
05-30-2009, 05:47 PM
No!!! 5-4 :sad: This can't be it... I don't even know how to feel.

Noleta
05-30-2009, 05:47 PM
Oh boy the comentators are so excited:rolleyes:

Masha91
05-30-2009, 05:47 PM
Novak :sad:

ellewoods
05-30-2009, 05:48 PM
At least Roger;s not falling to pieces I guess.

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 05:48 PM
Oh boy, we better get ready.

I love this coming from you :lol: :hug:

Noleta
05-30-2009, 05:48 PM
:sad:

kalisita
05-30-2009, 05:48 PM
2 pts away now.

Lee
05-30-2009, 05:48 PM
The thing I really hate is: Kohli plays really great in this match and no matter who he faces in next round, he will fall apart and plays like shit.

carlhiro
05-30-2009, 05:49 PM
Oh well, good luck in Wimbledon Nole.

He will be number 4 for a while now. :)

Noleta
05-30-2009, 05:49 PM
The thing I really hate is: Kohli plays really great in this match and no matter who he faces in next round, he will fall apart and plays like shit.

It's Robredo next

kalisita
05-30-2009, 05:49 PM
MP Kohli!

Noleta
05-30-2009, 05:49 PM
Oh well, good luck in Wimbledon Nole.

He will be number 4 for a while now. :)

I don't care if he's number4 or 40 but how bad he played yes te German has been solid but Novak isn't nowhere his a game today not the first time .....pfff have nothing to say i'm angry so i'll better stfu

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 05:50 PM
At least it's not the end of the world :shrug: It's going to hurt, but we'll get over it, just like Nole will :hug:

I agree. Am always much more upset when he loses to Nadal :shrug: Kohli is a nice guy and by far the better player today - he deserves to win :shrug:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 05:50 PM
It's Robredo next

Remembering their match in Hamburg - that should be an interesting match :tape:

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:51 PM
I feel like I have no insides in me. Blank. Void. Better be a workaholic to console myself now. Bye.

Björki
05-30-2009, 05:51 PM
:bigcry:

:sobbing:

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:51 PM
I've stopped my stream now. Can't bear it.

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 05:51 PM
At least it's not the end of the world :shrug: It's going to hurt, but we'll get over it, just like Nole will :hug:

carlhiro
05-30-2009, 05:51 PM
THE MATCH POINT. Oh dear.

arm
05-30-2009, 05:51 PM
It's shameful. Really.

But hell, we have gotten used to this over this year.. :shrug:

Lee
05-30-2009, 05:51 PM
Kohli even has luck on his side. 2nd serve clip the line and Nole's return was weak

4-6 4-6 4-6.

Stephie Cesc
05-30-2009, 05:53 PM
This is crazy :sad::sad::sad:

ellewoods
05-30-2009, 05:53 PM
I'm speechless. I really thought Nole would have no trouble until meeting Roger in the SFs. Being optimistic really bites you in the ass when you are riding the Djokocoaster. :sad:

I'm going to have trouble sleeping now.

Herdwick
05-30-2009, 05:54 PM
No initiative on his shots for most of the match - shocking display.

Needs to take a hard look at his schedule - if you're arriving at a Slam mentally and physically tired something has to give. Slams must take priority.

Kohli was superb so full credit to him :bowdown:

arm
05-30-2009, 05:54 PM
BTW, Herdwick remember what i said yesterday? :shrug:

Whatever

pica_pica
05-30-2009, 05:54 PM
I have no insides. Blank. Void. Better skip everything in RG and be a workaholic from now on. Bye.

arm
05-30-2009, 05:54 PM
Come on, girls! Look at the bright side, more time to get ready for grass and less points to defend next year! :bounce:

neznana
05-30-2009, 05:55 PM
NOLEEEE mi nagelito http://www.shrani.si/f/L/XQ/17IyBOiO/2/jok.gif http://www.shrani.si/f/L/XQ/17IyBOiO/2/jok.gif http://www.shrani.si/f/L/XQ/17IyBOiO/2/jok.gif

WHY?? i hate this srejberfuk..grrrr fuck off!!

kalisita
05-30-2009, 05:56 PM
The thing I really hate is: Kohli plays really great in this match and no matter who he faces in next round, he will fall apart and plays like shit.

Absolutely. :sad:

Lee
05-30-2009, 05:56 PM
I have no insides. Blank. Void. Better skip everything in RG and be a workaholic from now on. Bye.

:hug:

Tomorrow will be a better day.

mlove
05-30-2009, 05:56 PM
:bigcry::bigcry::bigcry:
So much for the dream final. RG has suddenly lost it's appeal to me.
Nole... I don't know what happened to you, but :hug: :hug: :hug:

Everyone: :hug:


All I can hope is for him to rest, recover, and rock it at Wimbledon! :rocker2:

Herdwick
05-30-2009, 05:57 PM
BTW, Herdwick remember what i said yesterday? :shrug:

Whatever

No - what did you say?

arm
05-30-2009, 05:57 PM
We really need to look at the bright side here girls:

1) a lot more time to get ready for grass :bounce:

2) less points to defend next year, which is good, considering that he already had a lot of points to defend from the 3 MS clay tournaments.

3) there is alaway something to learn from a loss

4) if he has to lose early on a slam he better lose in RG where he probably wouldnt be the winner anyway

Noleta
05-30-2009, 05:57 PM
Do you think his lose to Nadal in that tight match had anything to do with today's atrocious performance

kalisita
05-30-2009, 05:58 PM
:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

I knew all those matches and especially all the Serbain Open stuff would catch up to him eventually, but I didn't think it would be in the 3R and certainly not against Kohlschreiber! Straight sets! :crying2: It's just like Wimby when he was heralded as a strong favorite and he goes out early! :tears: So depressing. :sad:

Better have a great Wimbledon Nole! :armed:

arm
05-30-2009, 05:58 PM
We really need to look at the bright side here girls:

1) a lot more time to get ready for grass :bounce:

2) less points to defend next year, which is good, considering that he already had a lot of points to defend from the 3 MS clay tournaments.

3) there is alaway something to learn from a loss

4) if he has to lose early on a slam he better lose in RG where he probably wouldnt be the winner anyway


Someone wants to add anything to our list?

ellewoods
05-30-2009, 05:59 PM
Oh well no more conflict of interest for me. ROGER FOR ROLAND GARROS 09!

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 05:59 PM
:bigcry::bigcry::bigcry:
So much for the dream final. RG has suddenly lost it's appeal to me.
Nole... I don't know what happened to you, but :hug: :hug: :hug:

Everyone: :hug:


All I can hope is for him to rest, recover, and rock it at Wimbledon! :rocker2:

It's over for me too :sad: No Nole, no Janko - no Dima. So f*** clay I say - let's see some nice green GRASS

Herdwick
05-30-2009, 05:59 PM
Oh well no more conflict of interest for me. ROGER FOR ROLAND GARROS 09!

Seconded - this is the bright side of the day - Roger stands to benefit.

(But am scared he'll either go out to the SB or gets mashed worse than last year in the final. And, much as I love Rafa, that is not on.)

*Raine
05-30-2009, 06:01 PM
:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

*is stunned*

I also believe in the power of *rain dance*.

Ako, super mababad trip. Di ko nga alam kung manonood pa ako ng French Open until next week kung matalo si Nole ngayon.

Bad trip.......

carlhiro
05-30-2009, 06:01 PM
On the bright side, there will be an improvement in his Roland Garros performance next year.

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 06:02 PM
No initiative on his shots for most of the match - shocking display.

Needs to take a hard look at his schedule - if you're arriving at a Slam mentally and physically tired something has to give. Slams must take priority.

Kohli was superb so full credit to him :bowdown:

Exactly. His GS showings after AO'08 have been falling down and crumbling. He needs to realize that peaking for the small tournaments is not the point. The big one's are where he needs to put up the best of shows.

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:02 PM
Do you think his lose to Nadal in that tight match had anything to do with today's atrocious performance

I think so - yes, - but he must get beyond that and move on.

As for playing Serbian Open - it is his country and his tournament - and to him I would say WAY more important than any other tournament, even a Grand Slam.

arm
05-30-2009, 06:02 PM
Rafa all teh way to win it. :shrug: I prefer him :shrug;

ellewoods
05-30-2009, 06:02 PM
We really did have to expect the unexpected :bigcry:

arm
05-30-2009, 06:03 PM
He'll never decide not to go to Belgrade, girls. forget it :rolls:

ellewoods
05-30-2009, 06:04 PM
alright no more dwelling it's 3am and I need some shuteye. :hug: bye everyone

cobalt60
05-30-2009, 06:04 PM
Ah Nole fans :sad:
Not that it will make you feel any better but there was an adorable commercial for Head racquets after and he was so endearing.

Lee
05-30-2009, 06:05 PM
We really need to look at the bright side here girls:

1) a lot more time to get ready for grass :bounce:

2) less points to defend next year, which is good, considering that he already had a lot of points to defend from the 3 MS clay tournaments.

3) there is alaway something to learn from a loss

4) if he has to lose early on a slam he better lose in RG where he probably wouldnt be the winner anyway


Someone wants to add anything to our list?

I love you Raquel. :hug:

arm
05-30-2009, 06:05 PM
try to sleep elle, just think about your Europe trip! :D

cobalt60
05-30-2009, 06:06 PM
It's over for me too :sad: No Nole, no Janko - no Dima. So f*** clay I say - let's see some nice green GRASS

OMG Rose I never thought I would ever read this from you :worship:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:07 PM
He'll never decide not to go to Belgrade, girls. forget it :rolls:

And I for one am happy - I loved that tournament :rolls:

Just had a look at GM - the haters are having so much fun :tape: Some of my favourite posters almost reaching orgasm at this defeat - I would say perhaps it is the only chance they get to have one :tape: but maybe that is cruel :angel:

arm
05-30-2009, 06:07 PM
I love you Raquel. :hug:

:awww: Me too, Lee. :hug:

BTW, here it is girls.

kalisita
05-30-2009, 06:08 PM
The freaking smilies won't come up for me! Can't even express my sadness correctly thanks to MTF! Outrageous and Unacceptable!

Noleta
05-30-2009, 06:08 PM
We really did have to expect the unexpected :bigcry:

The titles works both ways so sad it had to be the worst one

About the SerbianOpen if Novak had to chose he will rather miss a slam than his home town tourney:cool:

arm
05-30-2009, 06:09 PM
Love you too Raquel :)

So who is going to start the Halle thread? How about you again Ms. Fortuna?

Count on me to do it! :bounce: :D

MTW just wont let me post the group hug pic! :mad:

Herdwick
05-30-2009, 06:09 PM
Bye Elle - sleep tight in the knowledge Roger is looking much better now.

carlhiro
05-30-2009, 06:09 PM
As the thread says, Expect the Unexpected. :)

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:09 PM
OMG Rose I never thought I would ever read this from you :worship:

Sue :lol: Maybe I should smoke some too? :angel:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:09 PM
:awww: Me too, Lee. :hug:

BTW, here it girls.

Love you too Raquel :)

So who is going to start the Halle thread? How about you again Ms. Fortuna?

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 06:10 PM
I think so - yes, - but he must get beyond that and move on.

As for playing Serbian Open - it is his country and his tournament - and to him I would say WAY more important than any other tournament, even a Grand Slam.

If that's the case, :shrug: This is definitely not how Nole should be prioritizing.

He'll never decide not to go to Belgrade, girls. forget it :rolls:

Agree. And if he wants the SO, what he needs to do is drop one of the MS1000's. :shrug:

Even apart from the SO, he has played too many tourney's this year. We really need to look at the bright side here girls:

1) a lot more time to get ready for grass :bounce:

2) less points to defend next year, which is good, considering that he already had a lot of points to defend from the 3 MS clay tournaments.

3) there is alaway something to learn from a loss

4) if he has to lose early on a slam he better lose in RG where he probably wouldnt be the winner anyway

BIG positives, if Nole puts his mind to it.

The freaking smilies won't come up for me! Can't even express my sadness correctly thanks to MTF! Outrageous and Unacceptable!

:haha: :hug:

Björki
05-30-2009, 06:10 PM
Nole :hug:

arm
05-30-2009, 06:10 PM
Then allow me :D

http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/sehrgrosse/large-smiley-052.gif

:hug::hug:


Finally managed to do it. :)

BTW, MTF sucks at every level atm. :mad:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:10 PM
Count on me to do it! :bounce: :D

MTW just wont let me post the group hug pic! :mad:

Then allow me :D

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/grouphug.jpg

arm
05-30-2009, 06:11 PM
Love you too Raquel :)

So who is going to start the Halle thread? How about you again Ms. Fortuna?

I'll do my best. :D :bounce:

201685

Noleta
05-30-2009, 06:12 PM
And I for one am happy - I loved that tournament :rolls:

Just had a look at GM - the haters are having so much fun :tape: Some of my favourite posters almost reaching orgasm at this defeat - I would say perhaps it is the only chance they get to have one :tape: but maybe that is cruel :angel:

Rose:devil:

And Raquel:yeah:no matter how angry and disappointed we are Novak will be 10 times worse he expect so much from himself and then such a setback happens just when he appeard to regain his form and confidence after a disastrous hard court season:hug:

Feeling better now can't stay mad at him it's only a tennis match:shrug:

arm
05-30-2009, 06:13 PM
:haha: I quote your post and my post appears before yours. :smash:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:14 PM
MTF :bowdown: :worship: :rolls:

And - just think- Nole (and Miljan) will be in England soon :woohoo:

mlove
05-30-2009, 06:14 PM
Well, I hope Nole is OK :sad:. I'm sure he's feeling crap to say the least, but hopefully this will only make him stronger.

It' 3 am, and I need sleep too. Ugh, what a night.

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 06:16 PM
Well, I hope Nole is OK :sad:. I'm sure he's feeling crap to say the least, but hopefully this will only make him stronger.

It' 3 am, and I need sleep too. Ugh, what a night.

:awww: :hug:

arm
05-30-2009, 06:16 PM
BTW; I have one more bright side to add.

But this one only applies to me. :p Nole doesn't want me to fail my exams because I lost time watchg RG. :lol:

Anyway, as expected, I will not be study for at least one hour. :shrug:

It's hot, and Nole lost, I could use one caipirinha. :drink: Anyone fancy joining me in Coimbra for one? :rolls:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:17 PM
Well, I hope Nole is OK :sad:. I'm sure he's feeling crap to say the least, but hopefully this will only make him stronger.

It' 3 am, and I need sleep too. Ugh, what a night.

I'm sure he'll be fine. Jelena is there, so he can go out with her, eat a nice meal, have a few drinks, maybe dance a little and generally relax - he'll be fine :D

Good night and try to sleep well :hug:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:17 PM
BTW; I have one more bright side to add.

But this one only applies to me. :p Nole doesn't want me to fail my exams because I lost time watchg RG. :lol:

Anyway, as expected, I will not be study for at least one hour. :shrug:

It's hot, and Nole lost, I could use one caipirinha. :drink: Anyone fancy joining me in Coimbra for one? :rolls:

Sounds like a good plan. As it is - we will just have to make do with our trusty bottle of Rakya :D Well Alex can drink it - it's too strong for me!

Lee
05-30-2009, 06:20 PM
And I for one am happy - I loved that tournament :rolls:

Just had a look at GM - the haters are having so much fun :tape: Some of my favourite posters almost reaching orgasm at this defeat - I would say perhaps it is the only chance they get to have one :tape: but maybe that is cruel :angel:

Actually, GM is not that bad :shrug: The usual suspects and so far only one retard post from a Noletard.

mlove
05-30-2009, 06:21 PM
I'm sure he'll be fine. Jelena is there, so he can go out with her, eat a nice meal, have a few drinks, maybe dance a little and generally relax - he'll be fine :D

Good night and try to sleep well :hug:

yes, she should know what to do :)

thank you :hug:

at least this means I won't have to stay up so late anymore... well, until Wimbledon rolls along ;)

:wavey: everyone

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:21 PM
Actually, GM is not that bad :shrug: The usual suspects and so far only one retard post from a Noletard.

Maybe that just proves how rarely I go there :shrug:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:23 PM
yes, she should know what to do :)

thank you :hug:

at least this means I won't have to stay up so late anymore... well, until Wimbledon rolls along ;)

:wavey: everyone

And I can concentrate on my work next week instead of watching scoreboards and stressing all the time. So every cloud indeed has a silver lining:D

And I'm sure Jelena will know what to do ;)

Lee
05-30-2009, 06:25 PM
And I can focus on planning my trip to Utah which will start at the end of RG :rolls:

Noleta
05-30-2009, 06:27 PM
His agent will look like a fool after having said Novak was going to win RG:lol::smash:

arm
05-30-2009, 06:27 PM
I never complained about MTF, but this is too much. :shrug:

arm
05-30-2009, 06:28 PM
And I can focus on planning my trip to Utah which will start at the end of RG :rolls:

How long? Sounds exiting. :D :bounce:

Noleta
05-30-2009, 06:29 PM
How do you know Jelena was there?

kalisita
05-30-2009, 06:29 PM
I was thinking about Wimby but forgot that Halle is next! Not too far away but the time off should do him good.

arm
05-30-2009, 06:32 PM
Have I ever mentioned how much I love planning holliday trips? :inlove:

http://www.utah.com/destinations/


BTW, is it "how much I love to plan" or "how much I love planning"?

kalisita
05-30-2009, 06:32 PM
BTW; I have one more bright side to add.

But this one only applies to me. :p Nole doesn't want me to fail my exams because I lost time watchg RG. :lol:

Anyway, as expected, I will not be study for at least one hour. :shrug:

It's hot, and Nole lost, I could use one caipirinha. :drink: Anyone fancy joining me in Coimbra for one? :rolls:

yes, she should know what to do :)

thank you :hug:

at least this means I won't have to stay up so late anymore... well, until Wimbledon rolls along ;)

:wavey: everyone

And I can focus on planning my trip to Utah which will start at the end of RG :rolls:
:dance: :yippee: :dance:

And always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the right side of life...
(Come on guys, cheer up!)
Always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the bright side of life...
(Worse things happen at sea, you know.)
Always look on the bright side of life...
(I mean - what have you got to lose?)
(You know, you come from nothing - you're going back to nothing.
What have you lost? Nothing!)
Always look on the right side of life...

Noleta
05-30-2009, 06:32 PM
I was thinking about Wimby but forgot that Halle is next! Not too far away but the time off should do him good.

When does it start:scratch:

Lee
05-30-2009, 06:33 PM
When does it start:scratch:

Right after RG.

Lee
05-30-2009, 06:33 PM
How long? Sounds exiting. :D :bounce:

A few days to replace the cancelled Mexico trip. I have been dragging to plan it since I might miss Nole in the final. :p

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:33 PM
How do you know Jelena was there?

There is a photo of them together posted today on the Photo Thread, that was taken in Paris yesterday :D

arm
05-30-2009, 06:35 PM
A few days to replace the cancelled Mexico trip. I have been dragging to plan it since I might miss Nole in the final. :p

Is your son's school year already over? :eek:

Noleta
05-30-2009, 06:36 PM
There is a photo of them together posted today on the Photo Thread, that was taken in Paris yesterday :D

Oh:o

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:36 PM
A few days to replace the cancelled Mexico trip. I have been dragging to plan it since I might miss Nole in the final. :p

:lol: I know what you mean! My friend wanted me to go to Queens Quallies with her next weekend, and I procrastinated for the same reason. Now I can go with a smile and :drool:over Janko watch practice :D

Lee
05-30-2009, 06:37 PM
Have I ever mentioned how much I love planning holliday trips? :inlove:

http://www.utah.com/destinations/


BTW, is it "how much I love to plan" or "how much I love planning"?

Thanks for the link :lol:

But there's someone in this forum who's expect in the area I plan to visit and I have many tips already. :lol: I just need to map out the route and search for motels to stay. The detail planning mainly because Brutus will come with us and not many places allow dogs to stay.

arm
05-30-2009, 06:38 PM
Brutus? :bolt: Who named the dog? :unsure:

:rolls:

Lee
05-30-2009, 06:38 PM
Is your son's school year oalready over? :eek:

The school years in this corner of USA is slightly different from other places. Mainly because it's too hot in the summer. His school year ended on Nole's birthday this year but will start at Aug 7. We still don't know whether he has a school to return to though :lol:

Right now there's the BIG meeting in the school district meeting to discuss closing his school and I rather stay and watch tennis :tape:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:39 PM
Brutus? :bolt: Who named the dog? :unsure:

:rolls:

When I was a child my parents also had a dog named Brutus :) I think it is quite a common dog's name in the UK and The States.

Lee
05-30-2009, 06:40 PM
Brutus? :bolt: Who named the dog? :unsure:

:rolls:

His previous owner. :shrug: He looks like a big bully but he's really soft inside. :rolls:

Jade Fox
05-30-2009, 06:40 PM
Ugh Novak! I saw the match and he just looked so flat. Nothing was working right for him.

Ugh! :hug:

arm
05-30-2009, 06:41 PM
The school years in this corner of USA is slightly different from other places. Mainly because it's too hot in the summer. His school year ended on Nole's birthday this year but will start at Aug 7. We still don't know whether he has a school to return to though :lol:

Right now there's the BIG meeting in the school district meeting to discuss closing his school and I rather stay and watch tennis :tape:

7th August :eek:

But there is something I haven't understod yet, is there anby other public school to which the students will be tranfered?

Noleta
05-30-2009, 06:43 PM
Lol Novak can do with a uncle Tony in his camp:p

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 06:45 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8075137.stm

"I was disappointed with the way I was performing," said the Serb. "I couldn't find the rhythm throughout the whole match.

"I was trying to find the comfort zone but my legs were really stuck.

"I was trying not to be frustrated with my unforced errors and trying to stay positive and wait for my chances, but he didn't give me any.

"He played tactically really smart and I had no solutions. But, as I said before, the opening rounds are very dangerous because the players are lower ranked and they have nothing to lose."

"He didn't give me a lot of chances but I didn't work for them. I can't really explain why ... it's just a bad day at the office as they say," the Serb told reporters after suffering his earliest Paris defeat since 2005.

Lee
05-30-2009, 06:46 PM
7th August :eek:

But there is something I haven't understod yet, is there anby other public school to which the students will be tranfered?

He's supposed to transfer to another middle school in the district. I was being a bit dramatic there. I am mad not because of the closing of his school. But the haste of doing it. School resumes on Aug 7 and it's not just closing my son's school. All elementary schools (5) and another middle school of the district will be affected. Right now, the elementary schools have classes from kindergarten to 5th grade. the middle schools from 6th-8th grade. The plan is to change elementary schools from kindergarten to 6th grade and the middle school from 7th-8th grade. So the result is closing one school and big changes in 6 schools which the school district think this can be done in less than 2 months. And from the admin's track record, I forecast disaster.

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 06:50 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8075137.stm

Honest as ever - and pretty much what we all thought :shrug: Novak isn't a robot - he's a humam being and he has bad days at work just like the rest of us.

Anyway - I'm offline for a while - have some stuff to do. Probably be back later - and - in the meantime, - remember as Kalisita said,

:D Always look on the bright side of life :D

arm
05-30-2009, 06:51 PM
He's supposed to transfer to another middle school in the district. I was being a bit dramatic there. I am mad not because of the closing of his school. But the haste of doing it. School resumes on Aug 7 and it's not just closing my son's school. All elementary schools (5) and another middle school of the district will be affected. Right now, the elementary schools have classes from kindergarten to 5th grade. the middle schools from 6th-8th grade. The plan is to change elementary schools from kindergarten to 6th grade and the middle school from 7th-8th grade. So the result is closing one school and big changes in 6 schools which the school district think this can be done in less than 2 months. And from the admin's track record, I forecast disaster.

I get it :awww:

Just wish the best luck with that. :hug:

*Raine
05-30-2009, 06:51 PM
Putang ina at punyeta!!!
[/end of curse in Tagalog] :mad::mad::mad:

Nole :awww::hug:

I'm only 10% interested now, it's all up to Monfils, Tsonga and Roddick for me.

arm
05-30-2009, 06:54 PM
I have to go too

:wavey: Be back later :hug:

Marion29520
05-30-2009, 06:55 PM
I am so dissapointed for him it's one of his favorite tournament:sad::hug:
I don't even seen one of his match cause of french tv who prefer show all the french:mad:

Lee
05-30-2009, 06:56 PM
I get it :awww:

Just wish the best luck with that. :hug:

The other middle school is brand new (about 2 years) so the facility is better and actually closer to home :tape: The stupid thing is Lee Jr. will only stay in that school for a year and move onto high school. I am totally fed up with the public school district and thinking to put him in a private preparatory school for his high school but he insists he prefer the public high school. :shrug:

Noleta
05-30-2009, 07:04 PM
I am so dissapointed for him it's one of his favorite tournament:sad::hug:
I don't even seen one of his match cause of french tv who prefer show all the french:mad:

:hug:trust me it was good you didn't see today's match:o

Jade Fox
05-30-2009, 07:06 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8075137.stm

Yeah he pretty much summed up the match right here. Sucks but sometimes a bad day happens.

As for the rest of the French, I'm kinda hoping for a Roddick-Nadal final, just for the hell of it. :lol:

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 07:09 PM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/interviews/2009-05-30/200905301243706212951.html

Novak Djokovic

P. KOHLSCHREIBER/N. Djokovic

6‑4, 6‑4, 6‑4

An interview with:

NOVAKDJOKOVIC

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Obviously it's an awful disappointment for you. What happened? What are your thoughts now?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, look, I'm obviously disappointed a lotwith the way I was performing today. More or less that I, you know, lost the match. What is disappointing was that I couldn'tfind the rhythm throughout the whole match.

This is what I wasalways managing to do. You know, that's why I'm in the top of the men's gamefor a while now. But, you know, I wastrying not to be frustrated with a lot of unforced errors. Tried to be positive and just wait for thechances.

He didn't give me a lot of chances. But yet again, I didn't work for thosechances. This is the problem. I played too passive, and he played reallysolid from all the strokes. Socongratulations to him, of course.

He's been ‑‑ he was playing a goodmatch. But again, next year.

Q. Ithink you played him once before at Indian Wells, and you defeated him. Was that the same player you were playingtoday? I mean, he was mixing well hisshots, and he had the upper hand in the rallies. Do you think he played the match of his life?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, that's a question for him. He's going to answer if he played the matchof his life. Certainly, he played reallywell. You have to give him credit forplaying tactically really smart and really good. Unfortunately, I had no solutions.

Q. Is your sense of frustration perhaps compounded by the fact that you hadsuch a good clay court season? You'veplayed some superb matches in Europe. Does that kind of mount the frustrationyou're feeling at the moment? Coming inhere you were thinking you had the best chance of winning it.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, but again, the good clay court season,very successful clay court season this year, only can give me a lot ofconfidence to try to continue the same run. That's what I felt. First twomatches were going quite well, and then I felt good before this match. Suddenly on the court it was a differentstory.

I can't really explainwhy. Physically I felt good, but it'sjust ‑‑ it's just a bad day at the office, how they say it.

What can you do? This is sport.

Q. Perhapstoo much pressure, that can explain?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, look, I mean, pressure is there. The pressure is always there. If you're, you know, for a while, third orfourth player in the world, top of the men's tennis for a couple of years, ofcourse you always have expectation and pressure. This is a part of your life.

But I was alwaysdealing with the pressure in some way, quite, you know, quite good, and, youknow, quite consistent and having really good results in all the Grand SlamsI've played, except Wimbledon last year.

You know, as I was saying before the eventstarted, the opening rounds are very dangerous because the players are a bitlower ranked and they have nothing to lose. Philipp is a clay court specialist, and he went out in a five‑set matchand played incredibly well today.

Q. Youhad a good play three days in a row. Doyou think it affected your play today?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: No, no.

Q. Was his serve extremely difficult to control?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, it was my movement on the return thatwas difficult to control, to be honest. I wasn't moving toward and just trying, move left, right, back, forth,you know, trying to find the comfort zone. Didn't really work out. My legswere really stuck.

So if you have noexplosivity [sic] and your legs are not dynamic enough on this surface, youhave not a lot of chances if the guy plays such a high level as he playedtoday.

Q. You talked about Wimbledon lastyear. You were in the final in Queen's,and then you lost second round, I guess. This year here you're maybe one of the two top favorites, and then againit's a bad day. How can you compare bothdisappointments and matches?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: It's a different surface, you know. Different Grand Slams. But suddenly I haven't played in the lastthree Grand Slams the way I wanted, and I don't know...

I will try to changesome things for Wimbledon this year. Last year was really the worst match I'veplayed on that surface. I mean, I lostto Marat who later reached semifinals. Of course, he was playing really well in Wimbledonlast year.

I think I have a quite good game, but,again, I cannot allow myself to have such a bad performance as I hadtoday. I cannot allow myself to be thatdefensive. This is not me. This is not my game.

Q. Inthe third set, you were leading 3‑2. Youseemed to come back. At the end of thefifth game you were looking at the sky with your arms wide open. Were you kind of praying for a miracle foryour shots and game to come back?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I couldn't believe I made a forehand winnerafter three sets. (laughter.) That'swhy.

Q. You said you had difficulty moving well. Your feet were stuck. Do you havean explanation for that? Is it more aphysical reason for that, or is it more like you were tight or...

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, I didn't find the rhythm. That's all. It was not physically anything. Ithink it was more mentally just to find that zone, but I couldn't.

Q. Nothing that was hurting?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: No.

Q. Today on the court you looked not to have the energy to fight on everypoint. Are you mentally exhausted afterthe season, middle of the season?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, look, I've played a lot, so mentallyI'm a little bit exhausted, yes. Butstill, that's not an explanation for my loss today. That's not excuse, for sure.

I mean, it's a GrandSlam. Look, you know, I'm one of thefavorites to get far in the tournament. This cannot happen. Of course,it's all my fault, and I accept the responsibility.

Q. Is there any chance at all that having a new fitness trainer and doingsome new things off the court, are you overtrained? Is there any possibility that just that changehas made a difference?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I don't think so. I really don't think so. I'm going to analyze all the things I'vedone, but I don't know.

I mean, to be honest, Ithink it was just me and my head today. I don't want to blame anybody else.

Q. The strength and depth of the men's game now is probably as good as it'sbeen ever. How hard is it to sustainyour level all the time against the quality of players that you're facing weekin and week out?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, it is, you know. And it's really hard as well to keep up withthe guys, top five guys who are reaching at least quarters or semis of eachevent they play.

It's a really strongcompetition, but that's the way it is. It's a big challenge for all of us, obviously. I've been playing for three, four years onthis level.

I mean, okay, I took this loss quite badlyand I'm disappointed. But, again, I haveto try to focus for continuation of the season, and I hope for some goodresults on the grass courts.

Lee
05-30-2009, 07:09 PM
Yeah he pretty much summed up the match right here. Sucks but sometimes a bad day happens.

As for the rest of the French, I'm kinda hoping for a Roddick-Nadal final, just for the hell of it. :lol:

Well, you better wish Paulo wins a 5 setters here. :lol:

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 07:13 PM
Good presser :yeah: Recognizes that he was too defensive, realizes that the last three slams haven't gone well, wants to make some changes for Wimby, and says that it was all in his head. Accepts responsibility, and gives no excuses. He's got the diagnosis, just needs to find the solutions and make things click.

Lee
05-30-2009, 07:20 PM
Good presser :yeah: Recognizes that he was too defensive, realizes that the last three slams haven't gone well, wants to make some changes for Wimby, and says that it was all in his head. Accepts responsibility, and gives no excuses. He's got the diagnosis, just needs to find the solutions and make things click.

+1

Jade Fox
05-30-2009, 07:20 PM
Well, you better wish Paulo wins a 5 setters here. :lol:

Well my wish is for Roddick to take down Roger in the greatest 5 setter ever played in Paris so Roger can win this one and beat Haas. ;)

Lee
05-30-2009, 07:22 PM
Well my wish is for Roddick to take down Roger in the greatest 5 setter ever played in Paris so Roger can win this one and beat Haas. ;)

:lol: That's a good one.

Noleta
05-30-2009, 07:24 PM
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: It's a different surface, you know. Different Grand Slams. But suddenly I haven't played in the lastthree Grand Slams the way I wanted, and I don't know...


I think I have a quite good game, but,again, I cannot allow myself to have such a bad performance as I hadtoday. I cannot allow myself to be thatdefensive. This is not me. This is not my game.


NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I couldn't believe I made a forehand winnerafter three sets. (laughter.) That'swhy. :lol:




NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, look, I've played a lot, so mentallyI'm a little bit exhausted, yes. Butstill, that's not an explanation for my loss today. That's not excuse, for sure.

I mean, it's a GrandSlam. Look, you know, I'm one of thefavorites to get far in the tournament. This cannot happen. Of course,it's all my fault, and I accept the responsibility.


NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I don't think so. I really don't think so. I'm going to analyze all the things I'vedone, but I don't know.

I mean, to be honest, Ithink it was just me and my head today. I don't want to blame anybody else.

Bless:hug:h sound like he's in shock:bigcry:

Marion29520
05-30-2009, 07:25 PM
this lost reminds me his lost in IW so I hope that means final in Wimbly

Running:Free
05-30-2009, 07:27 PM
Well my wish is for Roddick to take down Roger in the greatest 5 setter ever played in Paris so Roger can win this one and beat Haas. ;)

Imagination doesn't cost a thing :lol:

Bless:hug:h sound like he's in shock:bigcry:

He looked good in the video, not too down on himself :shrug:

Lee
05-30-2009, 07:30 PM
He looked good in the video, not too down on himself :shrug:

I think this lost hurts less than the one in Madrid. He knows he lost because he's not playing well instead of beaten by another player even when he played his best.

Noleta
05-30-2009, 07:33 PM
Imagination doesn't cost a thing :lol:



He looked good in the video, not too down on himself :shrug:

From that 1min video he looked calm and amused:lol: no i just thought after reading the whole script that he was in some shock:shrug:

kalisita
05-30-2009, 07:37 PM
Good presser :yeah: Recognizes that he was too defensive, realizes that the last three slams haven't gone well, wants to make some changes for Wimby, and says that it was all in his head. Accepts responsibility, and gives no excuses. He's got the diagnosis, just needs to find the solutions and make things click.

Let's hope. :yeah:

I think this lost hurts less than the one in Madrid. He knows he lost because he's not playing well instead of beaten by another player even when he played his best.

Yeah, it has to be some consolation. And even though a straight set loss sucked, it probably would have been more depressing if he had lost in 5.

Noleta
05-30-2009, 07:39 PM
If he had lost in 5 at least he would've lost fighting but in 3 from the 29th seeded player it's not good simple as and he knows it:cool:if he wants to win more GS and go higher in the ranking then he should start thinking hard to find an answer to why he suddenly can't move on court or can't find solutions blah blah....he is known for his consistency where did it all go wrong:sad:

Lee
05-30-2009, 07:40 PM
Now we are subject to the tape delay of Serena Williams :p

*Raine
05-30-2009, 07:40 PM
I don't want to read any of the pressers and other articles related to that match right now. :sad:

Lee
05-30-2009, 07:42 PM
What I really glad to see in the presser is the maturity in Nole. I think he improves a lot from last year.

Noleta
05-30-2009, 07:49 PM
What I really glad to see in the presser is the maturity in Nole. I think he improves a lot from last year.

A lot happen last year and he's still in a learning process:)

redberyl
05-30-2009, 07:49 PM
Hope he can recover soon, both his mind and body.

I am really upset about the result because I do have a lot of expectation on him doing really good in French Open this year.

After reading his interview, I feel sorry for him. He is disappointed too. However, he is trying to be positive as always and I really like this attitude.

Really hope his bad day won't happen during Grand Slam next time. It is really suffering.

Jelena_78
05-30-2009, 08:16 PM
Roger lost in R1 in 2003, played in Halle after and then won his 1st Wimbledon :D

Ok, Nole lost in R3 but maybe the rest will be the same :p

Jelenaaaa :rolleyes: :rolls:

Lee
05-30-2009, 08:29 PM
Roger lost in R1 in 2003, played in Halle after and then won his 1st Wimbledon :D

Ok, Nole lost in R3 but maybe the rest will be the same :p

fingers crossed :lol:

Jelenaaaa :rolleyes: :rolls:

poor girl again blamed for showing up :awww:

Noleta
05-30-2009, 08:34 PM
fingers crossed :lol:



poor girl again blamed for showing up :awww:

I feel for her:hug:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 08:35 PM
Roger lost in R1 in 2003, played in Halle after and then won his 1st Wimbledon :D

Ok, Nole lost in R3 but maybe the rest will be the same :p

Jelenaaaa :rolleyes: :rolls:

:rolls: Well said my friend :yeah:

Herdwick
05-30-2009, 08:38 PM
Good presser :yeah: Recognizes that he was too defensive, realizes that the last three slams haven't gone well, wants to make some changes for Wimby, and says that it was all in his head. Accepts responsibility, and gives no excuses. He's got the diagnosis, just needs to find the solutions and make things click.

Good interview - agreed. Everyone is entitled to an off day and as this is the major which, barring armageddon on the Rafa front, he is least likely to win right now, one could say no major harm done. But:

- That has got to hurt way more than the Madrid SF. Losing in straights at RG to a talented but inconsistent mid-ranker. And after a superb clay season wherein he had established himself almost unquestionably as the world #2 on the surface.

- His early career was notable for consistent SF and final places at the majors but he's not justified his seeding at the last two.

The Slams are paramount; they define the place in the history books. If he is serious about his career and his ranking - and we assume he is for now - he needs to re-focus his thoughts and his year to take account of this.

Noleta
05-30-2009, 08:38 PM
I think he still figuring out how to handle pressure:shrug: he's a big talent have a lot of shots but mentally he's vulnerable

cocrcici
05-30-2009, 08:38 PM
:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:
:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:
:crying2:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 08:41 PM
Let's hope. :yeah:

Yeah, it has to be some consolation. And even though a straight set loss sucked, it probably would have been more depressing if he had lost in 5.

Agree. Trying your very, very best and stll losing must be so depressing and confidence-sapping, whereas having a "bad day can happen to all of us. I really don't read too much into this loss - sh*t happens, let's move on :D

:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:
:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:
:crying2:

:hug: :kiss:

I think he still figuring out how to handle pressure:shrug: he's a big talent have a lot of shots but mentally he's vulnerable

Agree with that too. And also have to say some people (PHM, Gasquet etc) never do, and it doesn't make them a lesser person - just perhaps more human and likeable :shrug: At least in my opinion.

arm
05-30-2009, 08:45 PM
How are we feeling? :bounce:

Better, I hope. :hug:

Noleta
05-30-2009, 08:46 PM
Feeling better he deserved to lose so i can live with that:shrug:

cocrcici
05-30-2009, 08:48 PM
:hug: :kiss:[/QUOTE]

Nole was tired.I'm positive...:(

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 08:48 PM
How are we feeling? :bounce:

Better, I hope. :hug:

:hug: Personally I'm fine to be honest - apart from the obvious Nadal matches, I shake off defeats very quickly usually :shrug: Another day, another $, - and soon we'll be on the grass :banana:

arm
05-30-2009, 08:50 PM
Sorry, but this is me taking control of my own life :rolls: I have to leave this thread for good and put all this in the past. :shrug:

*changes to the other thread*

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 08:50 PM
:hug: :kiss:

Nole was tired.I'm positive...:([/QUOTE]

Yes - I'm sure - mentally and physically. He'll come back strongly for sure :D And whatever happens, we'll still be here to support him - that's what fans do :D

Herdwick
05-30-2009, 09:00 PM
How are we feeling? :bounce:

Better, I hope. :hug:

Fine here thanks - salmon and asparagus for tea, nice bottle of wine and it's the BGT final tonight:lol:

As for RG, plenty of my favourites left - Roger, Rafa, Andykins, Gael, Roddick, Kolya, Marin and I'll give Giraffe and Kohli a look in here too. Makes me realise again that I've loved tennis for years - Nole aside, there's so much to enjoy these days.

kalisita
05-30-2009, 09:00 PM
Good interview - agreed. Everyone is entitled to an off day and as this is the major which, barring armageddon on the Rafa front, he is least likely to win right now, one could say no major harm done. But:

- That has got to hurt way more than the Madrid SF. Losing in straights at RG to a talented but inconsistent mid-ranker. And after a superb clay season wherein he had established himself almost unquestionably as the world #2 on the surface.

- His early career was notable for consistent SF and final places at the majors but he's not justified his seeding at the last two.

The Slams are paramount; they define the place in the history books. If he is serious about his career and his ranking - and we assume he is for now - he needs to re-focus his thoughts and his year to take account of this.

Yes slams are what matter the most! Why oh why did he not start an indoor tournament! :crying2: ;) (though only half kidding. :awww:)

Agree. Trying your very, very best and stll losing must be so depressing and confidence-sapping, whereas having a "bad day can happen to all of us. I really don't read too much into this loss - sh*t happens, let's move on :D

I actually meant for us mainly. :sad: I know I would have been much more depressed if he had come back and then lost in the 5th. He just didn't have it today so better to end the misery. :shrug:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 09:08 PM
I actually meant for us mainly. :sad: I know I would have been much more depressed if he had come back and then lost in the 5th. He just didn't have it today so better to end the misery. :shrug:

Well yes - maybe for us as well ;)

petar_pan
05-30-2009, 09:11 PM
ajde nole glavu gore.

dođi u umag care,ovdje si uvijek dobordosao kralju.

iznapijat ces se,usmekat domace cure i bit ce super.

cocrcici
05-30-2009, 09:14 PM
Yes - I'm sure - mentally and physically. He'll come back strongly for sure :D And whatever happens, we'll still be here to support him - that's what fans do :D[/QUOTE]

:worship:

arm
05-30-2009, 09:15 PM
I love how lurkers always show up after a loss.

:nerner::nerner: We're alive, thanks. :wavey: :bounce::bounce:

Though you'd never ask. :rolls:

Noleta
05-30-2009, 09:17 PM
I love how lurkers always show up after a loss.

:nerner::nerner: We're alive, thanks. :wavey: :bounce::bounce:

Though you'd never ask. :rolls:

Raquel are you alright:lol:

Herdwick
05-30-2009, 09:18 PM
Hello Lurker - you join us on a sad day but :wavey: anyway

arm
05-30-2009, 09:21 PM
I am just fine! :bounce:

unfortunately, that is not what the lurker wanted to know. :awww: He'd rather have me crying :bigcry: like a baby. :rolls:

I better shut up now. :o

arm
05-30-2009, 09:22 PM
meni govoris?


BTW, I was not talking about you. :o

Have no idea what you said :shrug:

*Ljubica*
05-30-2009, 09:22 PM
Yes - I'm sure - mentally and physically. He'll come back strongly for sure :D And whatever happens, we'll still be here to support him - that's what fans do :D

:worship:[/QUOTE]

:) Nice to have you posting here btw.

petar_pan
05-30-2009, 09:25 PM
ajde nole glavu gore.

dođi u umag care,ovdje si uvijek dobordosao kralju.

iznapijat ces se,usmekat domace cure i bit ce super.

cocrcici
05-30-2009, 09:28 PM
:worship:

:) Nice to have you posting here btw.[/QUOTE]

It's A Heartache:D

icedevil0289
05-30-2009, 09:41 PM
hey everyone. Pretty gutted about nole's loss but I have no doubt that he will come back stronger. Anyways for all the nole fans:hug::hug::hug:

arm
05-30-2009, 09:43 PM
Thank you :wavey: :hug:

Apreciated. :D