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Running:Free
08-23-2009, 07:15 PM
Roger:worship:

Novak:hug:he'll be kicking himself tonight at the missed chances second set.

:awww:he looks gutted:tears:

But still gorgeous :D

At least he defended the final, if not all the points.

Noley :hug:

Herdwick
08-23-2009, 07:16 PM
Novak:hug:he'll be kicking himself tonight at the missed chances second set.



So he should tbh - he should have got that set.:sad:

But at least he gets to do his gracious loser act again - undisputed master at it by now.:rolleyes::lol:

icedevil0289
08-23-2009, 07:17 PM
congrats rogi :worship:

Nole :sad: :sad:

fellow nole fans, especially rosie :hug: :hug: :hug:

Noleta
08-23-2009, 07:19 PM
So he should tbh - he should have got that set.:sad:

But at least he gets to do his gracious loser act again - undisputed master at it by now.:rolleyes::lol:

Funny but sad:rolls:

ellewoods
08-23-2009, 07:26 PM
Expected result but I am sad nonetheless. He has to have broken some sort of record for most Masters runnerups in a year or something right? Poor Nole. At least he defended his points. Shanghai is yours!!

Ruxii
08-23-2009, 07:26 PM
But at least he gets to do his gracious loser act again - undisputed master at it by now.:rolleyes::lol:
At least he's the best at something :shrug:
Poor Nole :hug:
The man that wanted to give Nole the winner's trophey, surely knew who needed it most. :sobbing:

neenah
08-23-2009, 07:28 PM
Pretty poor from Nole in the beginning, but there were some good flashes in the second set. Federer was just on fire.

Nole fans should forget about this match and relish yesterday's. :hug:

ellewoods
08-23-2009, 07:31 PM
Roger gave a rather awkward awards ceremony, no? Did he really ask for applause? :rolls:

Ruxii
08-23-2009, 07:34 PM
Expected result but I am sad nonetheless. He has to have broken some sort of record for most Masters runnerups in a year or something right? Poor Nole. At least he defended his points. Shanghai is yours!!
He should get a prize or distiction for that, something like "The best loser of the year" :shrug: :awww:
What good was that match against Nadal if he was going to play poorly again today? :retard:

Ruxii
08-23-2009, 07:36 PM
Roger gave a rather awkward awards ceremony, no? Did he really ask for applause? :rolls:
I guess these ceremonies already bore him. :p
He asked fo applause for Nole :rolls:

ellewoods
08-23-2009, 07:36 PM
He should get a prize or distiction for that, something like "The best loser of the year" :shrug: :awww:
What good was that match against Nadal if he was going to play poorly again today? :retard:

I'm not sure I would say he played that poorly as Federer was just mechanical today. When Federer plays like that, he's unstoppable.

shuhrat
08-23-2009, 07:37 PM
Not a great match, but the 2nd set was pretty decent besides the just so wrong DSOD :tape: and I badly wanted it to stretch to 3set though. :p
Anyway thank you for inviting me to the final once again. Well, it must be tough to deal with all these one match away from the title situations but as long as you keep your work and stay positive, your time will come sooner or later. ;)

Well rest and come back strong at next destination. :hug:

redberyl
08-23-2009, 07:41 PM
Good Luck in US Open.
Nole was so cute in the first set when he finally hold his game. :)

And I have to say this is the worst Master 1000 final ceromony for Nole this year. The interview was so boring and it seemd that the host even did not want to ask Nole any questions. They only want Federer. :(

star
08-23-2009, 07:44 PM
Very disappointed in Nole's play. I do think he's slowly clawing his way back to playing well. I still want him to manage his emotions better. I see stress and anxiety on his face. That's not good for his tennis. I criticize only because I want him to put these doubts aside and play freely.

shuhrat
08-23-2009, 07:46 PM
Maybe Nole also got bored to keep making good ceremonies for the crowd time and time again. :lol::awww:

kalisita
08-23-2009, 07:48 PM
So he should tbh - he should have got that set.:sad:

But at least he gets to do his gracious loser act again - undisputed master at it by now.:rolleyes::lol:

Worst part is that that is just like last year's final! Should have won the 2nd set in both matches. At least this year wasn't as bad as last year. Last year he just fell apart and handed the 2nd back to Murray. :sad: Some improvement I guess.

This now puts him at 2-5 in finals for the year. :tape: Probably be the first year since he started winning titles that he'll end up in the hole. :sad: But at least he's playing better again.

Running:Free
08-23-2009, 07:55 PM
This now puts him at 2-5 in finals for the year. :tape: Probably be the first year since he started winning titles that he'll end up in the hole. :sad: But at least he's playing better again.

Let's hope he can clinch either Shanghai or WTF. Things looked bleak last year after the Open too, what with the horrendous indoor stretch, but he managed to bag TMS. Todd Martin, do help out http://l.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/63.gif

shuhrat
08-23-2009, 08:03 PM
Anyway please grab the title Dan/Ziki!! That will be a little consolation to me. :D
And while typing it, they got broken. :p :sobbing:

pica_pica
08-23-2009, 08:05 PM
:wavey: Hi I'm back here...been away from computer watching TV instead

I'm not upset at all. I've seen how Roger played against Murray yesterday. Roger's simply on fire and IMO no one can stop the GOAT in such form. I'm happy for his first title after the arrival of the twin girls :) Simply too goaty today :worship:

Novak :hug: I think he played well actually, with the exception of first set :tape: He managed to keep hopes alive for more than 2 hours whereas Murray was demolished in 1hr30min :tape: I like how he reacted after getting on the scoreboard in the 1st set :rolls: He's thanking God for not being bagelled :lol: I think he has greatly improved from last week and is still on the upward swing, plus his confidence should still be quite high. The stats are much healthier this week, with no. of UEs still mounting high though. I'm hoping for a decent USO result :rocker2:

Hey, I like the amount of smile after the match. Not the result I would like to see, but again Nole always respects his opponent and is never a sore loser :yeah: Would love to see the pictures of the ceremony :D Novak in blue :inlove: (He must have realized that blue is his color :secret: and he wants to please us :angel:)

USO....I hope he's on Murray's side :secret:. Roger's like God in GSs and I think no one would want to meet him :scared:. And I think seeds #5-8 are all dangerous. We all know Tsonga and Roddick are almost death sentence to Novak, and Del Potro can be on fire any time as well :scared: This USO is so unpredictable!!! Novak, rest well and try your best in New York! :hug: :kiss: :rocker2:

Jade Fox
08-23-2009, 08:46 PM
Sucks for Nole. He's definitely in the running for the Bridesmaid of the Year award.

Good luck in the US Open Novak! :cool:

Noleta
08-23-2009, 10:07 PM
Novak:smash:He had enough time to recover:shrug:he's just not doing it in the crucial moments:mad:

http://www.tennistv.com/novak-djokovic-cincinnati-20090823_2252215_1766151

Running:Free
08-23-2009, 10:16 PM
http://www.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idUSTRE57M22G20090823

Overall, it's been a great week for me - I got a lot of matches in before the U.S. Open, so I'm satisfied," he said.

"I started quite slow, but then the quarter-finals was a little bit better, and then the semi-final was a great match."

"Unfortunately I was born in the wrong era," he joked. "I was very close in most of those finals, but I don't think this is some kind of curse or something.

"Everybody is playing (great) tennis. Those two guys, Nadal and Federer, and of course (Andy) Murray, they're all playing fantastic tennis. Roger and Rafa are maybe two of the best players that ever played this game. Roger for sure is.

"It's kind of hard because they raise their level in the final stages of the tournaments, especially the finals. So for me to reach the final stages is a big success. Hopefully in the future I'll be able to get some titles.

"Today there were some parts of the match that I played quite OK. I will try to work in these seven days before the U.S. Open on these things, on a better approach to the match and being aggressive from the start.

"If I manage to do that, I think I can get far."

Yes, please.

FlameOn
08-24-2009, 03:09 AM
:awww: Nole.

Oh well, a great tournament, and a good win over Nadal even if his result in the final was a bit disappointing. I'm sure he'll be ready for the US Open.

FlameOn
08-24-2009, 04:15 AM
The thing I actually really love about the rough patch Nole's in is that he's been very open and honest about stuff, and he actually seems to know where he's going wrong and what he needs to work on. A lot of players when they're in slumps are in denial about everything and don't seem to have a clue about where they're going wrong. Nole on the other hand is very intuitive. :hearts:

*Ljubica*
08-24-2009, 04:36 PM
Post match Press Conference:-

R. FEDERER/N. Djokovic 6-1, 7-5

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. How big of a factor in this match was the very first service game you had where you got broken after a really long struggle?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, it was -- well, it's very important to have a good start in the match. That second game helped him to get into the rhythm, and he gained more confidence, played more relaxed from that point on. He was just too good in the first set.
I didn't start very energetic, and my body language wasn't atmosphere way it was last night. I think it affected probably the time. I had a late-night finish of the semifinal and too early start today.
But, I mean, what can you do? I found the rhythm and I found the good pace in the start of the second set. I thought I would be able to hold on, but he just put too much pressure on my service games. I had a very low percentage of the first serves in towards the end of the second set.
I think there was no advantage whatsoever there. You know, if you play against Roger without the first serve, I don't think you have a lot of chances.

Q. On the last game of the match you turned around. It looked like someone must have said something to you. And even before that game you were talking...
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, this guy was just saying some crazy things throughout the whole match.

Q. Like negative...
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: It was just annoying. It was not appropriate.

Q. Did you do anything differently in the second set? Seemed like you started serving better and the volleys seemed more crisp.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, there are some positives that I try to look for in today's match. I mean, overall it's final and it's been is great week for me, and I got a lot of matches in before the US Open. I'm satisfied.
Today, on those breakpoints in important moments, I think I played quite okay, going to the net and ending out the points at the net with the volleys. This is something that I'm trying to improve on in my game and put more variety.
So you know, I just try to push myself more to get to the net. Eventually I have more options.

Q. Do you also have a little bit of frustration just that you've got to so many Masters 1000 finals this year and haven't been able to convert those into titles?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, unfortunately I was born in the wrong era. Yeah, I was very close in most of those finals. But, you know, I don't think this is some kind of curse or something. It's just the day, you know.
Everybody is playing tennis. Those two guys, Nadal and Federer, and of course Murray, they're all playing fantastic tennis. And Roger and Rafa are two -- maybe one of the best players that ever played this game. Roger for sure is.
It's kind of hard, because that they raise their level in the final stages of the tournaments, especially the finals. That's why they perform their best tennis. So for me to reach the final stages is a big success. Hopefully in the future I'll be able to get some titles.

Q. Do you feel like you found something in your game again this week?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, as I said, I mean, I didn't start that great the tournament. I had some slow starts, but I had some big servers for opponents. But then quarterfinals was a little bit better, and then semifinals was a great match.
Today, you know, there were some parts of the match that I played quite okay. So as I said, I will try to work in these seven days before US Open on the things, on a better approach to the match and being aggressive from the start. If I manage to do that, I think I can get far.

Q. I wanted to get your perspective on the greatest of all-time debate. Some people say Roger is with all he's accomplished. Even Rod Laver said you can't compare players from different eras. If you had to establish some criteria to what would the greatest of all-time player, without naming names...
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Stats. You cannot compare those two times. Tennis has changed so much in the last 20 years. Racquets are much faster and the points, you serve, I don't know, 130 miles, 140 miles per hour. Definitely a different feeling on the court.
But, you know, winning the tournaments in this year is maybe even more difficult considering those facts. So you got to give Roger credit for that.

Q. As has been pointed out earlier, you've graced many Masters Series finals this year. What do you need to do to replicate that in the Grand Slam event? This year you've probably been a little disappointed with how you've done.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, yeah. I haven't played this year in the Grand Slams really well, and yet reach the semifinals. Well, I just had not a good approach to those tournaments, I think. French Open was just an exception, because I think I played exceptionally well throughout the whole clay court season, and then I had the high expectations for French Open and suddenly I had a very bad day.
Grand Slams are the four most important tournaments, and everybody is trying to play on the highest possible level on those events. In the last couple of years, I have been playing quite well and consistently well on those Grand Slams.
So it's not that I haven't reached finals or haven't won a title. I know how does it feel, so I just need to believe and be focused.

Q. What do you hope Todd will bring to your game when you start working with him? Will that be next week?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, it's gonna be next week. But I'm not stopping with my coach, because I have seen some media talking about me stopping with Marian Vajda. But I'm not stopping work with him. I'm gonna work with both of them.
Todd, being two-times finalist of the Grand Slams and being top 5 player and playing on a highest tennis level, professional tennis level for a long time, makes him very experienced. I'm very, very happy, and I really look forward to it. He's got a lot of ideas and things I can improve on, a lot of things in my game.
One week is not gonna be enough for all of that, but it's a process.

Q. Can you share any of the ideas he has?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: No.

Q. When you've been playing your best over the last couple years, your second serve has been very aggressive.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah.

Q. In the last few months, do you feel like that's one of the things you need to get back?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, I think mentally I've maybe a lot lost a little confidence right there for the second serve. But you go through those periods. I hope I can get of the it.

Q. As you showed in the post-match ceremony, you have a great personality. What do you need to do in New York to win back the fans that you won over two years ago and maybe lost last year?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I mean, this is an experience that you got to learn from it. You know, learn from some situations in your life that you experience. It was unfortunate for me that it happened in one of the four biggest events in the world, and it happened in the city and tournament where I always felt great, like at home.
But, you know, it's the past. I mean, I forgot about it. I really look forward to playing there, and hopefully the fans will accept me in good way. So I just, you know, keep on looking forward.

Q. After the first set or after you got broken twice in the first set, when you won the first service game you kind of smiled and waved at the crowd. Did it help you relax and get back into the match? Seemed like from that point you played a lot better.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, in some way you can say, yeah, that was some expression that certain point of his domination.

End of FastScripts

Lee
08-24-2009, 05:14 PM
Only watched the 2nd set even though I have the whole match taped. :p

What can you do when Roger is back to JesusFed mode? :shrug:

Still many rooms of improvement for Nole and hopefully, Todd's involvement will do that for USO.

Honestly, I will be very happy if he even makes bridesmaid in NYC this year.

Amber Spyglass
08-24-2009, 11:52 PM
I thought the press conference was good.At least he seems to be looking forward and thinking about improving some things(After Madrid he seems to have learnt how costly dwelling can be).I'm glad he said he played quite well,rather than thinking he was just powerless to stop Fed.He knows if he played better and didn't have such a slow start he could have maybe had more chances.I hope Todd can bring some fresh ideas and i admire the way he always sticks up for Marian,despite all the crap that's been written about him in the Serbian press(from google translate :lol:)that he'll lose his job unless Nole wins, or reaches the finals of US Open and other rubbish like that :rolleyes:

Baghdatis#1
08-25-2009, 04:15 AM
Nole:hug:

ellewoods
08-25-2009, 05:04 AM
From his presser after beating Rafa:

Q. I heard that there was a possibility for you and Rafa to play doubles here in Cincinnati; is that true?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, that's true. Unfortunately he wasn't ready physically to play singles and doubles, so he just decided to play singles. Maybe we have chance in the future.


There is hope!! :dance:

pica_pica
08-25-2009, 05:25 AM
From his presser after beating Rafa:

Q. I heard that there was a possibility for you and Rafa to play doubles here in Cincinnati; is that true?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, that's true. Unfortunately he wasn't ready physically to play singles and doubles, so he just decided to play singles. Maybe we have chance in the future.


There is hope!! :dance:
:D Good to hear that! It would be so lovely :drool:

FlameOn
08-25-2009, 12:50 PM
From his presser after beating Rafa:

Q. I heard that there was a possibility for you and Rafa to play doubles here in Cincinnati; is that true?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, that's true. Unfortunately he wasn't ready physically to play singles and doubles, so he just decided to play singles. Maybe we have chance in the future.


There is hope!! :dance:
A hot pair they would be. :hearts:

Lee
08-26-2009, 12:38 AM
From his presser after beating Rafa:

Q. I heard that there was a possibility for you and Rafa to play doubles here in Cincinnati; is that true?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, that's true. Unfortunately he wasn't ready physically to play singles and doubles, so he just decided to play singles. Maybe we have chance in the future.


There is hope!! :dance:

Can't wait :p