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Novak Dj
12-29-2006, 07:39 AM
Nole is the first seed for the first time in his career. It is the first time that Serbian player is top seed on some ATP event. At the same time Jelena Jankovic is top seed on WTA tournament so it means that we have two top seeds this week. :eek:

Good luck Nole, get your place in tennis history becoming winner of the first round robin tournament!

PennyThePenguin
12-29-2006, 10:15 AM
:D AJDE NOLE!!!

round robin :ras:

Björki
12-29-2006, 10:30 AM
good luck to Nole

Anne-Claire
12-29-2006, 11:19 AM
AJDE Nole :bounce:

georgekuo1017
12-29-2006, 12:56 PM
Ajde

Grofica
12-29-2006, 08:35 PM
ajde Novace !!!

savesthedizzle
12-30-2006, 12:18 AM
Nole is the first seed for the first time in his career. It is the first time that Serbian player is top seed on some ATP event. At the same time Jelena Jankovic is top seed on WTA tournament so it means that we have two top seeds this week. :eek:

Good luck Nole, get your place in tennis history becoming winner of the first round robin tournament!


I wish him luck but I wish he wouldn't play those crappy round robin events. I hope and pray that when history looks back upon these days that they aren't held up to have much value. :shrug:

Novak Dj
12-30-2006, 07:59 AM
Group I:

Nole, Hayek, ?

Hayek played great on challengers last year...

Saumon
12-30-2006, 12:16 PM
what does ME stand for? :confused:

Maya_4
12-30-2006, 12:51 PM
GO NOLE:D

SAMO NAPRED,SRBIJA JE UZ TEBE,MOZES TI TO!:bounce: :yeah:

YOU CAN DO IT!:worship:

uglyamerican
12-30-2006, 06:20 PM
I hope and pray that when history looks back upon these days that they aren't held up to have much value. :shrug:

They only will be seen as less valuable in the events where the champion loses a match, which will almost never happen. There is really not much difference.

uglyamerican
12-30-2006, 06:22 PM
what does ME stand for? :confused:

Main Draw Elimination

A one round play-off for the spot. Super-qualies.

uglyamerican
12-30-2006, 06:24 PM
Florent Serra/Gilles Simon
VS
Novak Djokovic/Radek Stepanek

what kind of a doubles match is that? I think Addidas makes its players hang out together.

Saumon
12-30-2006, 07:24 PM
radek is adidas?

Spanish_Powaa
12-30-2006, 08:55 PM
Adje Nole !! :)

Yepp, is Radek in Adidas ? :confused:

savesthedizzle
12-31-2006, 02:30 AM
They only will be seen as less valuable in the events where the champion loses a match, which will almost never happen. There is really not much difference.

Are you saying you're pro-round robin?

How do you know it will almost never happen? It's never been DONE yet? I think it is less valuable the second ANYONE loses a match and moves through to the next round. From that second on the tournament is complete bullshit in my eyes. If Novak were #86 instead of #16 right now I think some people would be viewing this differently.

savesthedizzle
12-31-2006, 02:31 AM
And of course Novak will play every RR event available to him since he has decided to be a Mr. Disney backer. It almost starts to make me dislike him.

uglyamerican
12-31-2006, 04:02 AM
radek is adidas?

I think so. Am I wrong?

uglyamerican
12-31-2006, 04:04 AM
Are you saying you're pro-round robin?


I dislike it very much, but I don't think it's the end of the universe, like some people. :p

uglyamerican
12-31-2006, 04:05 AM
And of course Novak will play every RR event available to him since he has decided to be a Mr. Disney backer. It almost starts to make me dislike him.

Why do you think that :confused:

savesthedizzle
12-31-2006, 04:10 AM
I dislike it very much, but I don't think it's the end of the universe, like some people. :p

It may not be the end of the universe but it's certainly the end of the sport. Tennis is such a joke now. One step above the WWF.

uglyamerican
12-31-2006, 04:19 AM
It may not be the end of the universe but it's certainly the end of the sport. Tennis is such a joke now. One step above the WWF.

:hug: I don't think the experiment will last very long.

savesthedizzle
12-31-2006, 04:22 AM
:hug: I don't think the experiment will last very long.

At least the top top players are not signing up for those events so far. The Federers, Nadals, Roddicks, Ljubicics... etc.. I mean.. I love Novak, but he's the #1 seed in the first RR tournament.. that doesn't really bode well for the success of the first trial. I'm sure crowds in Adelaide are thrilled that they get to see Novak 3 times. :shrug: I mean, it's not exactly what everyone hoped for :p If the other tests have the same type of entry lists.. then... :shrug: hopefully we'll see the back side of this ludicrous idea sooner rather than later ;)

uglyamerican
12-31-2006, 04:29 AM
At least the top top players are not signing up for those events so far. The Federers, Nadals, Roddicks, Ljubicics... etc.. I mean.. I love Novak, but he's the #1 seed in the first RR tournament.. that doesn't really bode well for the success of the first trial. I'm sure crowds in Adelaide are thrilled that they get to see Novak 3 times. :shrug: I mean, it's not exactly what everyone hoped for :p If the other tests have the same type of entry lists.. then... :shrug: hopefully we'll see the back side of this ludicrous idea sooner rather than later ;)

The entry list is almost exactly the same level as last year's.

So is Vina del Mar's. The players don't seem to be avoiding these tournaments.

uglyamerican
12-31-2006, 06:37 AM
The new year starts will a nice doubles win. Okay serving stats for the team:

only 2 bp faced
75% first serves in
80% first serve points won

Even thought it's doubles, that's not bad.

Björki
12-31-2006, 11:03 AM
http://www.atptennis.com//en/news/2007/djokovic_cricket.asp

Adelaide, Australia

December 31, 2006
Djokovic Meets Cricket Star Graham Manou

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2007/250x180/djokovic_cricket.jpg
© Getty Images

Novak Djokovic and Graham Manou Top seed Novak Djokovic swapped sports as he met with South Australian Redbacks cricket captain Graham Manou to promote the Tennis/Cricket Joint Promotion on New Year’s Day. The joint initiative between the NGAI organisers and the South Australian Cricket Association, will see the Adelaide tournament not play a night session on Monday so that fans can get the best of both worlds by watching world-class tennis in the day and Twenty20 cricket in the evening.

Djokovic, who had heard of the sport, but had never seen the game in action rocked up to the promotion swinging a cricket bat signed by the entire 2004 Australian cricket team. More accustomed to the lightness of his racquets, the Serb was shocked at how heavy the cricket bat actually was, “I can’t believe they are this heavy, it must be hard to hit”.

The talented Serbian then faced a few balls from the South Australian captain, and while the technique was not the greatest, the youngster proved that he may just have the talent to match it with cricket’s best. Djokovic dispatched one delivery back of the head of the bowler, for what would have been a certain boundary (6 runs). However Djokovic learned the subtleties of cricket, when the Redbacks Captain fired down a short-pitched bouncer aimed straight at the Serbian’s head, forcing him to fall to the ground as he tried to duck under the ball. Djokovic was also grateful that they were using tennis balls instead of the rock hard cricket balls that players are normally treated too, “I can’t believe they bowl at 150km/h, it must be very scary” stated Djokovic.

The No.1 Seed will meet Czech Jan Hajek and the winner of the Main Draw Elimination clash between Gilles Muller and Australian wildcard Alun Jones during the round robin stage of the tournament in Adelaide.

Saumon
12-31-2006, 11:54 AM
I think so. Am I wrong?

the last time I saw him he was wearing some bizarre outfit :scratch: but now that'll marry Hingis, who knows... :p

Maya_4
12-31-2006, 01:10 PM
JEL ZNA NEKO KOLIKA JE VREMENSKA RAZLIKA SRBIJA-AUSTRALIJA?:)
NE ZNAM BAS TACNO,PA AKO NEKO ZNA NEKA NAPISE,MOLIM VAS!:D POZDRAV SVIM SRBIMA NA FORUMU:wavey:

Maya_4
12-31-2006, 01:28 PM
DJOKOVIC/STEPANEK-SERRA/SIMON 6/4 6/4 :woohoo:

GOOD START,BRAVO NOLE:clap2: :yippee:

Scotso
12-31-2006, 01:38 PM
Allez Nole :D

ezekiel
01-01-2007, 05:35 AM
JEL ZNA NEKO KOLIKA JE VREMENSKA RAZLIKA SRBIJA-AUSTRALIJA?:)
NE ZNAM BAS TACNO,PA AKO NEKO ZNA NEKA NAPISE,MOLIM VAS!:D POZDRAV SVIM SRBIMA NA FORUMU:wavey:

9 sati, vidi na windows time zone :wavey: pozdrav i tebi iz toronto :wavey:

MilanDokic
01-01-2007, 03:52 PM
ATP Adelaide

Round Robin:

Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Jan Hajek (CZE)

Schedule: 2nd January 2007 at 1.30 CET on Central Court

belco
01-02-2007, 01:20 AM
Nole just ate his first bagel in Adelaide :lol:

MilanDokic
01-02-2007, 02:54 AM
Best ranked Serbian tennis player on ATP list, Novak Djokovic has started new tennis season with a great win in his first match withing Group 1 at the "Next Generation Adelaide International", Adelaide. Djokovic defeated Czech Jan Hajek 6:0, 6:1 after only 58 minutes spent on the Centre Court.

Top-seeded Serbian in Adelaide completely controlled the match with nine aces and 82% of realization of his first serve. He made six breaks in the match, while Czech did manage to do same never.

"According to fact that was my first match in 2007, I think I played really good. That's so hot in Adelaide today, the weather conditions are very difficult for playing and I'm very happy I manage to finish this match in less then one hour. The opening match at indoor events are always the hardest, because players try to acclimate on weather atmosphere."

Novak was practicing hardy in last two months and that contributed today's score.

"I had the hardest preparations in my career that lasted five weeks, and I'm pretty tired of them. I believe the trainings will have influence on my playing a few weeks later and that's normal thing, because that was also the preparations for whole season. Regarding this tournament I'm first favourite to win the title and it's expected from me to do very much. In today's match I gave maximum, what was very important for my self-confidence to continue the competition in same rhythm."

His last match within Group 1, which fogether will decide Group winner and the quarterfinalist, Novak will play most likely on Wednesday when he faces local boy, Alun Jones, world number 201, who also upset Jan Hajek in his first match on Monday.

Novak Dj
01-02-2007, 07:25 AM
6:0, 6:1 :eek: :bowdown: :yeah:

Björki
01-02-2007, 07:28 AM
great start Nole :D

Maya_4
01-02-2007, 08:26 AM
Hvala ti puno na informaciji Ezekiel :kiss: :wavey:

DJOKOVIC -HAJEK 6/0 6/1 :woohoo: :bigclap:

BRAVO NOLE CARE:worship:

Maya_4
01-02-2007, 08:32 AM
Oh I forgot,HAPPY NEW YEAR :wavey:

:aparty: SRECNA NOVA GODINA:aparty:

Magenta
01-02-2007, 10:12 AM
"had the hardest preparations in my career that lasted five weeks"

Gun!

I guess the preparations paid off! Good boy
He should have a good run in Adelaide *fingers crossed* and hopefully this boosts his confidence for the AO, I think he may be ready to go the next step and go pretty far in the AO...but this is only the first round. I'll keep my mouth shut to see how the rest of Adelaide pans out.

Oh and Happy New Year to everyone at this forum :kiss:

Magenta
01-02-2007, 10:16 AM
At least the top top players are not signing up for those events so far. The Federers, Nadals, Roddicks, Ljubicics... etc.. I mean.. I love Novak, but he's the #1 seed in the first RR tournament.. that doesn't really bode well for the success of the first trial. I'm sure crowds in Adelaide are thrilled that they get to see Novak 3 times. :shrug: I mean, it's not exactly what everyone hoped for :p If the other tests have the same type of entry lists.. then... :shrug: hopefully we'll see the back side of this ludicrous idea sooner rather than later ;)

I agree round robins suck. But Nole feeds on confidence and going far and maybe winning Adelaide (as it is so small) is a sure fire way to send his confidence through the roof (Not that he needs a bigger ego, hes probably full of himself anyway :p )

Scotso
01-02-2007, 12:40 PM
:worship:

uglyamerican
01-03-2007, 08:32 AM
"I had the hardest preparations in my career that lasted five weeks, and I'm pretty tired of them. I believe the trainings will have influence on my playing a few weeks later and that's normal thing, because that was also the preparations for whole season.


:clap2: I knew Vajda would kick his ass. Isn't that why Novak signed up with him?

uglyamerican
01-03-2007, 10:39 AM
First set 6-1 to Novak in 19 1/2 minutes.

Björki
01-03-2007, 11:16 AM
Nole wins 6-1, 6-2 :)

uglyamerican
01-03-2007, 11:16 AM
The whole match took under an hour. Good job. Now hopefully he can get some revenge on Goldstein.

georgekuo1017
01-03-2007, 11:21 AM
impressive

PennyThePenguin
01-03-2007, 11:23 AM
nice start to the year. great job nole!

Anne-Claire
01-03-2007, 11:35 AM
Way to go Nole :bounce:

Maya_4
01-03-2007, 02:06 PM
6/1 6/2:eek: :woohoo: :woohoo: :bounce:

silverwhite
01-03-2007, 03:31 PM
Woah!! :eek:

Revenge for AO 06 in the next round :devil:

savesthedizzle
01-03-2007, 03:59 PM
He already got revenge for the AO at Wimbledon guys ;)

This is just to take the lead in their head to head :p

Scotso
01-03-2007, 04:58 PM
Nole is on a roll. :D

JustDoIt
01-03-2007, 10:18 PM
Ljudi, moze li mi neko objasniti ovo novo pravilo, ja se uopste ne snalazim :sad:

MilanDokic
01-04-2007, 07:43 AM
Ljudi, moze li mi neko objasniti ovo novo pravilo, ja se uopste ne snalazim :sad:

"Next Generation Adelaide International" ujedno je i prvi od 13 test turnira u 2007. godini na kojima će se primeniti novi sistem takmičenja. Pravilo je jasno: U glavnom žrebu koji je podeljen na grupni i eliminacioni deo učestvovaće ukupno 32 tenisera. Cilj je da se osam od šesnaest igrača eliminacaionog dela pridruži šesnaestorici tenisera koji su stekli direktno pravo na učešće u grupnom delu glavnog žreba, koji će konačno sadržati 24 igrača, podeljenih u osam grupa sa po tri igrača. U okviru svake grupe, jedan igrač odigraće meč sa svakim igračem iz pripadajuće grupe, da bi se nakon ta dva meča napravila tabela na osnovu koje će biti poznato koji teniser je zauzeo prvo mesto u grupi nakon dva susreta, što će ga direktno plasirati u četvrtfinale, kada kreće uobičajeni sistem takmičenja - eliminacije.

MilanDokic
01-04-2007, 07:44 AM
Novak reaches semis in doubles after today's win 6:2, 6:2 over number 2 seeds, Dlouhy / Vizner!

Novak Dj
01-04-2007, 07:47 AM
today's win 6:2, 6:2 over number 2 seeds!
:eek:

Great job Nole/Radek, good luck Nole both in singles and doubles...

PennyThePenguin
01-04-2007, 07:50 AM
:rocker: :rocker:

silverwhite
01-04-2007, 07:53 AM
He already got revenge for the AO at Wimbledon guys ;)

This is just to take the lead in their head to head :p

Better when it's done in the same country :angel:

Anne-Claire
01-04-2007, 03:31 PM
Novak reaches semis in doubles after today's win 6:2, 6:2 over number 2 seeds, Dlouhy / Vizner!

Well done guys, they are going to play vs french team arnaud and Richard Gasquet to reach the final :)

silverwhite
01-04-2007, 04:38 PM
Well done guys, they are going to play vs french team arnaud and Richard Gasquet to reach the final :)

I'm afraid I won't be cheering for Nole :p

Anne-Claire
01-04-2007, 05:47 PM
I'm afraid I won't be cheering for Nole :p

Yep, difficult for me too :) Btw, Im sure that I'll be happy whoever will win that double match :hug:

uglyamerican
01-05-2007, 01:25 AM
4-4 in the first set. One break each.

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 01:26 AM
Thank the good lord he broke back. I was scared. I'm still scared.

What is it about Australia that makes Paul Goldstein difficult dammit?!

uglyamerican
01-05-2007, 01:28 AM
What is it about Australia that makes Paul Goldstein difficult dammit?!

I think it's the surface.

It looks like it's hot and dry and a bit windy in Adelaide today.

http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/ASXX0001.html

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 01:38 AM
Nole takes the first set. Thank god.

6-4

it's deuce in the first game.

Anne-Claire
01-05-2007, 01:41 AM
Ajde nole :bounce:

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 01:45 AM
Down a break again :sad:

PennyThePenguin
01-05-2007, 01:53 AM
woot! broke baaack! kit kat!! :D

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 01:54 AM
back on serrrrrrrrrve!

ajde!

Anne-Claire
01-05-2007, 01:54 AM
He broke back, it's now 2/2

Please nole, win it in 2 sets, I wanna go to bed and I hate livescore lol

PennyThePenguin
01-05-2007, 01:56 AM
there's a SB system on the ATP website too anne-claire. it's pretty good :)

Scotso
01-05-2007, 01:59 AM
C'mon Nole, finish him off :rocker2:

Anne-Claire
01-05-2007, 01:59 AM
there's a SB system on the ATP website too anne-claire. it's pretty good :)

Thx :hug: It's better but I still find it boring to follow a match like that :)

PennyThePenguin
01-05-2007, 01:59 AM
on the home stretch now!!! go kanganole!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

ezekiel
01-05-2007, 01:59 AM
4=2 :worship:

PennyThePenguin
01-05-2007, 02:01 AM
Thx :hug: It's better but I still find it boring to follow a match like that :)

I know what you mean. I hate it too :(

Anne-Claire
01-05-2007, 02:01 AM
go kanganole!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Like the new nickname :haha:

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 02:03 AM
30-30... Hold

Saumon
01-05-2007, 02:04 AM
Allez!!!

PennyThePenguin
01-05-2007, 02:04 AM
:smash:

PennyThePenguin
01-05-2007, 02:04 AM
Allez!!!

FISHY!!!! :hug:

Scotso
01-05-2007, 02:05 AM
Two more Noleeeee.

Anne-Claire
01-05-2007, 02:06 AM
Allez!!!

Je rajouterais allez depeches toi Nole :)

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 02:06 AM
He holds! Thank god! 5-2

Now put him away! :rocker2:

PennyThePenguin
01-05-2007, 02:08 AM
one more time kanganole!

why not wombats? they're cuter :( or tazzy devils.

Saumon
01-05-2007, 02:09 AM
Je rajouterais allez depeches toi Nole :)

dépêche :p

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 02:11 AM
serve it out!!!

uglyamerican
01-05-2007, 02:17 AM
If I wanted to back a player who doesn't know how to serve out a match, I would be a Murray fan. :o

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 02:19 AM
Why do I like them both?! It tortures me!

Anne-Claire
01-05-2007, 02:20 AM
What r u doing Nole :awww:

PennyThePenguin
01-05-2007, 02:20 AM
30-0 hold serve thank you.

Scotso
01-05-2007, 02:24 AM
5-5 :lol:

oh Nole...

but Paul is a fighter, for sure.

PennyThePenguin
01-05-2007, 02:25 AM
now break please. thank you nole.

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 02:25 AM
nole holds 6-5, but it'd be nice if he broke here :)

i have no faith in Mr. Tiebreak after how 2006 ended TB-wise. :lol:

Scotso
01-05-2007, 02:25 AM
6-4 6-5

c'mon Nole!

I must go, but I'll be back later to see that he won. (he better)

PennyThePenguin
01-05-2007, 02:28 AM
thank you kanganole :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

uglyamerican
01-05-2007, 02:28 AM
I smell a Nole/Gasquet final

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 02:29 AM
6-4 7-5 vamos :D

Anne-Claire
01-05-2007, 02:29 AM
Cestitam Nole :woohoo:

Cool, Im off to bed now :wavey:

PennyThePenguin
01-05-2007, 02:29 AM
I smell a Nole/Gasquet final

SW would like that very much I think :lol:

Saumon
01-05-2007, 02:32 AM
woohoo!! :D congrats!

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 02:33 AM
Is it pimpim who he'd face? :scared: I don't like that. :shrug:

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 02:36 AM
From the thread in GM:

He played really well today, some thundering forehands and complete domination from the back.

The failure to serve it out the first time around down to laziness on his part more then anything else, no big deal.


That's good to hear at least :)

Saumon
01-05-2007, 02:49 AM
Is it pimpim who he'd face? :scared: I don't like that. :shrug:

Nole can try to hit him in the head with his football again before the match :p

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 03:10 AM
Nole can try to hit him in the head with his football again before the match :p

Or dress up like a kangaroo and scare him :D

Saumon
01-05-2007, 03:17 AM
:aplot:
PimPim was scared by kangaroos... and Nole's a kangaroo... :devil:

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 03:24 AM
:aplot:
PimPim was scared by kangaroos... and Nole's a kangaroo... :devil:

Novak should dress like a kangaroo and bring a soccer ball on court. PimPim will be petrifed and run under his chair and hide :)

PennyThePenguin
01-05-2007, 03:44 AM
and then nole will steal all the sunscreen around and pimpim's coach will demand that he hide under the stands to stay out of the sun so if pimpim weren't already hiding from the kangaroo he'd have the sun to worry about as well :p

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 03:49 AM
and then nole will steal all the sunscreen around and pimpim's coach will demand that he hide under the stands to stay out of the sun so if pimpim weren't already hiding from the kangaroo he'd have the sun to worry about as well :p

omg good idea ;)

Scotso
01-05-2007, 04:42 AM
Congrats Nole :D

(small :sad: for Paul)

Jadranka
01-05-2007, 09:33 AM
:) well done Nole

silverwhite
01-05-2007, 09:38 AM
:yeah:

The SF against Pim Pim seems more like a final. I think the winner (hopefully Nole) will take the title. :yeah: Imagine if Pim Pim wins the title though, having lost to Serra in his first match. :help: :o

savesthedizzle
01-05-2007, 11:14 AM
:yeah:

The SF against Pim Pim seems more like a final. I think the winner (hopefully Nole) will take the title. :yeah: Imagine if Pim Pim wins the title though, having lost to Serra in his first match. :help: :o

Well I hope if that happens it will make Novak think twice about supporting RR. :shrug:

Novak Dj
01-05-2007, 11:21 AM
Congrats Nole for SF. :worship:

There is heavy rain in Adelaide so Nole didn`t play his doubles match and doesn`t know who will be his opponent in singles SF (probably his rival will have to play two matches and be tired :devil: ).

Nice avatar Jadranka. :wavey:

silverwhite
01-05-2007, 12:10 PM
Well I hope if that happens it will make Novak think twice about supporting RR. :shrug:

Winning it is more important though. :p

uglyamerican
01-05-2007, 05:57 PM
I just discovered that the final is on Christmas day. That would be a nice present.

Scotso
01-06-2007, 12:34 AM
..... Christmas day was a few weeks ago?

Scotso
01-06-2007, 12:34 AM
I really want Nole to start the year with a title, that would be a lovely confidence booster.

Saumon
01-06-2007, 12:36 AM
..... Christmas day was a few weeks ago?

orthodox Christmas ;)

Scotso
01-06-2007, 12:43 AM
oh, okay.

savesthedizzle
01-06-2007, 03:41 AM
So it shall be PimPim :scared:

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 04:39 AM
So it shall be PimPim :scared:

I fear good returners more than good servers. Backboard types like Hewitt.

savesthedizzle
01-06-2007, 05:13 AM
I fear good returners more than good servers. Backboard types like Hewitt.

I know exho results mean nothing..I mean... I was the one saying that over and over a few weeks ago..

...but now that exho result is making me nervous.

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 05:18 AM
I know exho results mean nothing..I mean... I was the one saying that over and over a few weeks ago..

...but now that exho result is making me nervous.

Now you see my point of view. It may make a small difference in the mental battle.

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 05:26 AM
Gooch def. JDMP. That makes this the "real final."

savesthedizzle
01-06-2007, 05:28 AM
That match was too long. I'm off to bed.

I hope and pray for good news tomorrow.

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 05:36 AM
That match was too long. I'm off to bed.

I hope and pray for good news tomorrow.

Night. I'll be here. I slept all afternoon. :p

I stayed up 'til morning acquainting myself with the 1. FC Nurnburg squad in my FIFA '07 manager mode career.

ezekiel
01-06-2007, 05:51 AM
I don't see his name in the lists , is he playing next week?

If not , it seems strange

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 06:05 AM
I don't see his name in the lists , is he playing next week?

If not , it seems strange

Yes, a week off before the AO, and then two weeks off after the AO. He's playing a modest schedule (just until the clay season, I hope).

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 06:06 AM
Novak had 2 bps in the second game, but didn't convert.

1-1
2-2

Magenta
01-06-2007, 06:06 AM
The match has started and all Im thinking about is how insanley good looking johansson is...*guilt*

2-2, pretty boring so far

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 06:12 AM
The match has started and all Im thinking about is how insanley good looking johansson is...*guilt*


I have swedish ancestors. ;)

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 06:16 AM
Novak converts his 4th bp in the 6th game.

4-2 Novak.

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 06:16 AM
Winning percentage when first serve is in...

Nole=88%
Pim Pim=54%

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 06:21 AM
5-3 Novak serving for the set.

He holds at love to secure the first set 6-3.

ezekiel
01-06-2007, 06:21 AM
Yes, a week off before the AO, and then two weeks off after the AO. He's playing a modest schedule (just until the clay season, I hope).

I don't get that, he should be playing more of real tennis against top players then be stuck playing clay with nobodies as it usually is

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 06:24 AM
I don't get that, he should be playing more of real tennis against top players then be stuck playing clay with nobodies as it usually is

We'll see how it works out. I understand your point, but maybe fewer tournaments will produce better results when he does play.

Novak Dj
01-06-2007, 06:29 AM
Good morning (good evening uglyamerican :wavey: ). 1st set for Nole... 6:3 :)

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 06:30 AM
Second set: 1 bp missed as Pim Pim holds despite only 4 of 10 first serves in.

1-0

ezekiel
01-06-2007, 06:30 AM
We'll see how it works out. I understand your point, but maybe fewer tournaments will produce better results when he does play.


I aggree to a degree

ezekiel
01-06-2007, 06:32 AM
Novak holds with ease 1 all

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 06:33 AM
I aggree to a degree

I wish he would play more, but I'm trying to stay postive. ;)

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 06:37 AM
Break to Novak

2-1 and serving.

3-1*

the scoring thread says Nole hit a 133MPH serve.

*3-2
Nole holds at love (I think)
4-2*

Novak Dj
01-06-2007, 06:45 AM
Double break... :worship: 5:2

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 06:46 AM
Broke at love, I believe.

Last question, can he serve it out the first time?

Novak Dj
01-06-2007, 06:50 AM
Sure he can. :) Congrats Nole for final and career best. Who is second finalist? JMDP?

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 06:52 AM
No. He lost. It's Guccione. Ranking of 153.

Novak Dj
01-06-2007, 07:15 AM
I hope trophy in Adelaide is ugly, because Nole didn`t win any decent in his career. ;)

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 07:17 AM
I hope trophy in Adelaide is ugly, because Nole didn`t win any decent in his career. ;)

I just tried to look it up. Serra is holding up 2 trophies last year. One is a silver bowl/cup the other is a crystal vase-type thing. Maybe one is the "tournament trophy" and the other one he gets to keep. I originally thought that one might be for doubles, but Serra only won the singles last year.

PennyThePenguin
01-06-2007, 09:19 AM
great job nole. guess our "tactics" worked :)

Novak Dj
01-06-2007, 10:09 AM
Nole/Radek in doubles final... :eek: :worship: :worship:

silverwhite
01-06-2007, 11:59 AM
What a scoreline! :eek: :worship:

Anne-Claire
01-06-2007, 12:29 PM
Congrats Nole :woohoo: Now take the 2 titles :bounce:

Saumon
01-06-2007, 12:43 PM
:D Well done Kangaroo! :yippee:
2 finals the 1st week?! way to start the New Year! :cool:

Maya_4
01-06-2007, 01:56 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

:clap2: GO NOLE :clap2: :yeah: :rocker2:

JustDoIt
01-06-2007, 02:15 PM
:woohoo: Great tournament for Novak :)

Scotso
01-06-2007, 02:28 PM
Nole is on a roll :eek:

Hopefully he crushes the good-once-a-year Guccione in the final :D

c'monnnnnn Nole! :bounce:

Scotso
01-06-2007, 02:29 PM
and doubles final, too :eek: :yeah:

savesthedizzle
01-06-2007, 03:28 PM
Singles and doubles final? :eek: AJDE!!!! :D :D :D :D

savesthedizzle
01-06-2007, 04:36 PM
I just realized that the Tennis Channel is supposedly showing this! :D :D :D However according to my time zone converter the final is at 9:30 EST and their "live coverage of the Adelaide Final" is at 11:30 EST... is my time zone converter just wrong? :rolls:

Saumon
01-06-2007, 05:17 PM
when is the doubles final?

savesthedizzle
01-06-2007, 05:30 PM
when is the doubles final?

No specific time. After the singles final after adequate rest.

Saumon
01-06-2007, 06:04 PM
i thought one of the ATP changes was to play double finals before single finals :scratch:

savesthedizzle
01-06-2007, 06:16 PM
i thought one of the ATP changes was to play double finals before single finals :scratch:

Maybe Mr. Disney forgot that one. :shrug:

Björki
01-06-2007, 06:28 PM
i thought one of the ATP changes was to play double finals before single finals :scratch:
not if a player is in both finals.

good luck to Nole :rocker2:

savesthedizzle
01-06-2007, 06:33 PM
not if a player is in both finals.

good luck to Nole :rocker2:

That's what I had suspected. :D

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 08:16 PM
converter the final is at 9:30 EST and their "live coverage of the Adelaide Final" is at 11:30 EST... is my time zone converter just wrong? :rolls:

yup. 9.30 your place, 8.30 my place.

cobalt60
01-06-2007, 09:55 PM
Nole looked very very good today. I don't see him losing tomorrow. :D
How fun is it to watch tennis again;)

savesthedizzle
01-06-2007, 10:52 PM
yup. 9.30 your place, 8.30 my place.


So why is TTC showing it live at 11? :bigcry: Now I am torn, do I go to a bar, and come back to watch it live, or do I go buy some beer now and just drink here and follow scores. :rolls: I still have a bottle of champagne from New Years. That will be for if he wins ;)

savesthedizzle
01-06-2007, 10:53 PM
Nole looked very very good today. I don't see him losing tomorrow. :D
How fun is it to watch tennis again;)

Hey Sue :D Nice to see you in Djok-topia :D

TTC is confusing me with their programming, but it was very nice to watch him this afternoon. I am watching Hingis/Safina for the second time now. :rolls:

cobalt60
01-06-2007, 11:43 PM
Hey Sue :D Nice to see you in Djok-topia :D

TTC is confusing me with their programming, but it was very nice to watch him this afternoon. I am watching Hingis/Safina for the second time now. :rolls:

And I wonder just exactly how nice was it :aplot: Hehehehehehe:p
I watched the last set only btw;)

uglyamerican
01-07-2007, 12:45 AM
So why is TTC showing it live at 11? :bigcry: Now I am torn, do I go to a bar, and come back to watch it live, or do I go buy some beer now and just drink here and follow scores. :rolls: I still have a bottle of champagne from New Years. That will be for if he wins ;)

What is the scheduled programing for 9:30pm? If it's nothing they might show the match live?

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 02:25 AM
What is the scheduled programing for 9:30pm? If it's nothing they might show the match live?

The scheduled programming is Novak's semifinal! WTF!!! :lol:

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 02:43 AM
Joe! What's a good scoreboard?!

belco
01-07-2007, 02:44 AM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c196/belco/ATP/070107133158.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c196/belco/ATP/070107133124.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c196/belco/ATP/070107133122.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c196/belco/ATP/070107133136.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c196/belco/ATP/070107133130.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c196/belco/ATP/070107133128.jpg

Adelaide Final :D

Anne-Claire
01-07-2007, 02:54 AM
Has the match already started? I don't have it on the scoreboard?

belco
01-07-2007, 03:07 AM
im watching on TV

Anne-Claire
01-07-2007, 03:10 AM
OK, can u give me the score?

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 03:25 AM
Nole won the first set 6-3. Then belco left for work and no one knows anything. :sad:

Anne-Claire
01-07-2007, 03:30 AM
Thanks for the update!!

Go Nole :)

It sucks that SB is not working :sad:

Anne-Claire
01-07-2007, 03:45 AM
SB is finally working!! :)

6/3 4/3 Nole

Scotso
01-07-2007, 03:46 AM
You guys are so lucky to have the Tennis Channel. :sad:

Scotso
01-07-2007, 03:47 AM
Finish him off, Nole!

Scotso
01-07-2007, 03:49 AM
6-3 4-4

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 03:50 AM
actually 5-4, guccione serving :D

break him novakk!

Scotso
01-07-2007, 03:50 AM
6-3 5-4

finish himmmmm

Scotso
01-07-2007, 03:53 AM
boo.

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 03:54 AM
5-5 hold nole!!!!

Scotso
01-07-2007, 03:56 AM
He needs to finish him quickly, because I need to go.

Scotso
01-07-2007, 03:57 AM
6-3 6-5

Anne-Claire
01-07-2007, 04:00 AM
Break him Nole :bounce:

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:00 AM
The website barely mentions Nole.

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:02 AM
Must be a long game... or maybe the Aussie lost and they just stopped caring.

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:02 AM
grrrr

6-3 6-6

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 04:03 AM
tiebreak.. come on novakito!

uglyamerican
01-07-2007, 04:11 AM
I'll leave the room and Novak will finish it.

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 04:14 AM
Joe, come back, it didn't work :sad:

uglyamerican
01-07-2007, 04:15 AM
Joe, come back, it didn't work :sad:

D'oh.

:wavey:

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 04:15 AM
:sad:

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:25 AM
:lol:

:help:

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:25 AM
So Nole is up a break?

Magenta
01-07-2007, 04:25 AM
okay so here's a little rundown:

First set: He played solid, not his best but it was enough to take a break. He won most points baselining, which really should be his tactic, keeping Guccione back.

Second set: below average play, tried to finish off quickly rather than prolonging the points, his best points were on the baseline.

Third set: Hes pretty pumped at the moment and hes realised what he needs to do to win. When he won the break he went crazy as did the crowd.

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 04:26 AM
nole leads 2-0 in the third.

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:27 AM
2-0 Nole

Anne-Claire
01-07-2007, 04:28 AM
okay so here's a little rundown:

First set: He played solid, not his best but it was enough to take a break. He won most points baselining, which really should be his tactic, keeping Guccione back.

Second set: below average play, tried to finish off quickly rather than prolonging the points, his best points were on the baseline.

Third set: Hes pretty pumped at the moment and hes realised what he needs to do to win. When he won the break he went crazy as did the crowd.

Thx ema for these information :hug:

Ajde Nole :bounce:

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:28 AM
C'mon Nole! Do it 6-0, baby.

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 04:29 AM
or 6-1! considering it's 2-1 now ;)

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:29 AM
Hewitt looks awful in that picture they keep showing.

Lee
01-07-2007, 04:38 AM
I usually don't cheer for my fav player during matches.

But Nole is up 2 breaks so

Go Nole Go!

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 04:39 AM
4*-1 in the 3rd.

Good boy. *pets*

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:39 AM
Finish him. Now! :p

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:39 AM
Serena playing a tier 4 :eek: :tape:

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 04:44 AM
4-2* :sad:

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:46 AM
wtg Nole :p

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 04:48 AM
4*-3 :sad:

what are you wtg-ing? he lost a break :(

Lee
01-07-2007, 04:49 AM
I know I should :tape:

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:51 AM
Nole loves dragging things on ad nauseum. Especially when I have to go somewhere.

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:52 AM
4*-3 :sad:

what are you wtg-ing? he lost a break :(

it was sarcasm... thus the :p

Scotso
01-07-2007, 04:53 AM
5-3. yay.

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 04:54 AM
Ahhh I see. I thought you were transforming into one of the guccione bandwagoners in the live score threads. :p

Lee
01-07-2007, 05:00 AM
I'm trying to stay away from tennis SB so I check my hockey team but they are at intermission. :banghead:

Scotso
01-07-2007, 05:00 AM
0*-30 :mad:

Scotso
01-07-2007, 05:01 AM
30-30

Scotso
01-07-2007, 05:03 AM
Ahhh I see. I thought you were transforming into one of the guccione bandwagoners in the live score threads. :p

what's up with those people... most of them probably have no idea who he even is.

Scotso
01-07-2007, 05:09 AM
:banana:

Scotso
01-07-2007, 05:10 AM
Congrats Nole :D

now win the doubles title, too.

Scotso
01-07-2007, 05:11 AM
Novak Djokovic def. Chris Guccione 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4

Scotso
01-07-2007, 05:12 AM
goodnight all :wavey:

Lee
01-07-2007, 05:12 AM
So he finally close it on 3 championship point.

When I was away cleaning up the mess made by my son.

*sigh* OK, I won't watch SB while Nole play anymore.

Lee
01-07-2007, 05:13 AM
Night Scott

Magenta
01-07-2007, 05:13 AM
Stupid stupid boy, I dont know if my heat can handle that much stress.
But :woohoo:

The celebrations will go long into the night me thinks, first he kissed the floor, then he threw all his stuff into the crowd and then changed into his soccer shirt.

Anne-Claire
01-07-2007, 05:13 AM
:woohoo: Congrats Nole and Merry christmas :woohoo:

Can't believe it, it was so stressing to follow the live score at the end!!!!!!!!!

Too bad I couldn't see the match btw!!!!!!!

A 3rd title for NOLE :yeah:

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 05:14 AM
Stupid stupid boy, I dont know if my heat can handle that much stress.
But :woohoo:

The celebrations will go long into the night me thinks, first he kissed the floor, then he threw all his stuff into the crowd and then changed into his soccer shirt.

He can't celebrate yet, he still has doubles to play ;)

uglyamerican
01-07-2007, 05:15 AM
The celebrations will go long into the night me thinks, first he kissed the floor, then he threw all his stuff into the crowd and then changed into his soccer shirt.

The FFF one? France, I mean.

Anne-Claire
01-07-2007, 05:15 AM
Double should be a big bonus!! and "la cerise sur le gateau" as we say in french!!

uglyamerican
01-07-2007, 05:16 AM
I think we get an actual trophy this time. Not an egg or electronic equipment.

savesthedizzle
01-07-2007, 05:18 AM
Yayyyyy :D

I am staying up for the sole purpose of seeing that (and also writing a review of the match :lol: )

Magenta
01-07-2007, 05:41 AM
The FFF one? France, I mean.

Nope, it was the one he was given by the Serbian football federation a couple of months ago.

Anne-Claire
01-07-2007, 05:43 AM
Great :haha: I just saw the trophy ceremony pic!! (pics are up @getty)

It's once again a strange trophy, a kind of red/White plate!!!!:p

Double trophy may be better lol :)

silverwhite
01-07-2007, 05:58 AM
Third title, and on a third different surface at that! :bounce:

musicilike
01-07-2007, 08:11 AM
nole lost doubles final,but it was a close match

Novak Dj
01-07-2007, 09:20 AM
:worship: Congrats Nole. Way to go. Another ugly trophy. :devil: Good luck in Melburn!

Maya_4
01-07-2007, 10:07 AM
:woohoo: BRAVO NOLE,THIRD TITLE:woohoo: I'M SO HAPPY:dance: :crazy: :yippee: :bounce:


:D SRECAN BOZIC SVIM SRBIMA NA FORUMU:D

Björki
01-07-2007, 10:08 AM
Congrats Nole :D :woohoo:

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2007/180x250/djokovic_adelaide8.jpg

Björki
01-07-2007, 11:52 AM
http://www.tennisaustralia.com.au/pages/article.aspx?id=4&articleid=ArticleID20071719441&pageId=11635&HandlerId=1

Djokovic edges Guccione for title

7 January - The youngest player in the world’s top 20, Novak Djokovic , won his third career title and ended the winning streak of Australian Chris Guccione at the Next Generation Adelaide International.

Despite being ranked 137 places lower than his opponent, Guccione was not out-classed by any means and, despite losing the first set 6-3, fought back to take the second in a tiebreak 7-6(6).

Djokovic, aged 19, captured two early service breaks in the final set and looked like he would cruise to victory. The Victorian had other ideas, clawing back a break and saving two championship points, before going down 6-4 in the decider.

Supported by an extremely vocal Serbian group in the crowd, Djokovic said it was a difficult match.

“It was really pretty special [win] and one of the reasons is that I didn't feel comfortable on the court today, I was really struggling all the time, because Chris is the kind of player who puts some pressure on me because he's winning his service games pretty easy.

“In the end it was really tight. I was - how we tennis players say - choking in the end. I had three points for a 5-1 lead in the third set and I lost all of them, and in the last game I think he had two or three break points for 5-5 and I have to say I was lucky.

“It's been a great week for me and I just hope that I will recover in the next couple of days next week so I can be ready for the most important tournament, Aussie Open.

“I have to congratulate Chris for a great match, a great performance, a great week, I mean he won against Gasquet which is not easy, and a lot of good players. Always in Australia he's playing well and I hope he gets to top 100 pretty quickly because he deserves that,” he said.

Despite the loss, Guccione had plenty of positives to draw from the week, not least his projected ranking improvement to approximately 110 in the world.

“It was good, we both got off to a slow start. We had a couple of chances and the match just got better and better.”

Guccione had four break point opportunities in the second game of the first set but was unable to convert any of them.

“[I was] a little bit annoyed. He was very nervous at the start, missing some easy balls, but I missed some crucial returns on the break points and that's the way it goes, you can't win every point.”

Tonight Guccione will fly to Sydney, ready to take on that tournament’s top seed – Spaniard Rafael Nadal – in the first round.

“It's a tough draw, I've had a couple of rough ones in Sydney, but I've come through the other ones so hopefully I can do it again. It's a big thing to make a final and beat five top 100 players in a row. Playing Nadal I've got nothing to lose - if I go down I'll at least be playing my game and I'll know I'm hitting the ball well for Aussie Open.”

Australia could still boast a winner on finals day, with South Australian Todd Perry combining with former Wimbledon doubles champion Wesley Moodie to take out the doubles. They defeated Djokovic and Czech Radek Stepanek in a thrilling final which ended 15-13 in the match tiebreak.

Singles Final
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) d [WC] Chris Guccione (AUS) 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4

Doubles Final
Wesley Moodie (RSA) / Todd Perry (AUS) d Novak Djokovic (SRB) / Radek Stepanek (CZE) 6-4 3-6 [15-13]

Saumon
01-07-2007, 12:27 PM
Congrats! :D Three titles and a final in 6 months... not bad! :D

I still don't like the RR crap tho :ras:

PennyThePenguin
01-07-2007, 01:45 PM
congrats novakito!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Melina86
01-07-2007, 02:06 PM
congratulations to Nole!!

He is the tennis´s future!!

Scotso
01-07-2007, 05:12 PM
Lost doubles :sad:

still, I doubt he's too sad.

SerbianSmash
01-08-2007, 02:34 AM
Nole, CARE!
You just made my day, week, month...
All the best in the Australian Open.
Svi ti drzimo fige.