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Novak's 2008 Official Tournament Schedule

MilanDokic
01-01-2007, 06:40 PM
No.1: Adelaide
No.2: Melbourne (Australian Open)
No.3: Marseille
No.4: Rotterdam
No.5: Dubai (If he makes early exit in Rotterdam)
No.6: Indian Wells (Masters)
No.7: Miami (Masters)
No.8: Belgrade, Kovilovo (Davis Cup vs. Georgia)
No.9: Monte Carlo (Masters)
No.10: Estoril
No.11: Rome (Masters)
No.12: Hamburg (Masters)
No.13: Roland Garros (Grand Slam)
No.14: Queens
No.15: Wimbledon (Grand Slam)
No.16: Umag
No.17: Montreal (Masters)
No.18: Cincinnati (Masters)
No.19: US Open (Grand Slam)

uglyamerican
01-03-2007, 08:29 AM
I approve. He could have played one more tournament, but he shouldn't over-work himself on the hardcourts.

uglyamerican
01-23-2007, 09:10 PM
He's on the list for Dubai, but unless he goes out early in Rotterdam, I would think that a week off might be better. It would make for a very busy travel schedule.

Novak Dj
02-07-2007, 05:08 PM
He's on the list for Dubai, but unless he goes out early in Rotterdam, I would think that a week off might be better.

Playing 7 weeks in a row on three continents would be too much for him... :rolleyes:

Björki
02-08-2007, 11:49 AM
Looks like Novak is going to Båstad this year :)

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 08:11 PM
Novak's not on the entry list for Barcelona. I'm suprised.

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:12 PM
Novak's not on the entry list for Barcelona. I'm suprised.

I am too. :tape:

ezekiel
03-17-2007, 02:13 AM
I just checked the upcoming schedule and one peculiar thing I noticed is that he commited to this clay tourney in Sweden after Wimbledon :eek:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=4889331#post4889331

savesthedizzle
03-17-2007, 02:24 AM
Nothing too shocking there I don't think. He did clay events during the summer last year too.

ezekiel
03-17-2007, 03:23 AM
Right, its just me expecting him to ease up on small tourneys especially clay , and he got injured on clay last year which took him out for a month or so and made his hard court season subpar

uglyamerican
03-20-2007, 11:35 PM
Novak is on the entry list for Estoril, that just came out, so his schedule should be:

Miami
Davis Cup
(week off)
Monte Carlo
(week off)
Estoril
Rome
Hamburg
(probably week off)
Roland Garros

savesthedizzle
03-20-2007, 11:36 PM
Why the hell would he play Estoril? I wish he'd played Barcelona. :tape: It just proves people's points in GM that he likes the MM tournaments.

belco
04-05-2007, 02:36 AM
does any1 know if nole is playing in UMAG?

Im gonna go there with my sister if he is

_sanja_
04-06-2007, 08:41 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=98786

belco
04-11-2007, 07:03 PM
:woohoo:

Im going Umag with my sister to watch Nole it seems :) :) :) :) :)

Scotso
04-12-2007, 06:43 AM
I wish he would play Barcelona instead of Estoril, as well, because I get Barcelona coverage. ;) But I think Barcelona will be stacked full of great claycourt players, and maybe Estoril will give him more matches and another chance at a title. Who knows.

I trust him to make his schedule. I just hope he wins it. ;)

Scotso
04-12-2007, 06:58 AM
I just now noticed Barcelona and Estoril aren't the same week ;)

He seems to be loading his tournaments too close to Roland Garros. It would make more sense to me to play MC and Barce, have a week off, play Rome and Hamburg, have a week off, and play RG.

But he wants to play three weeks in a row? Hmm.

Scotso
04-12-2007, 07:00 AM
Estoril isn't that small, though. It's bigger than the BMW.

Novak Dj
05-09-2007, 11:30 AM
Estoril
Rome
Hamburg
-
RG
RG
Queens
Hertogenbosch
Wimbledon
Wimbledon

Only one empty week :eek: , maybe too busy schedule for Nole? :confused:

ataptc
05-09-2007, 02:35 PM
If he goes deep into most of the tournaments, that may be too much for him. Unless.. :tape:

savesthedizzle
05-09-2007, 02:40 PM
If I were him I would drop Hertogenbosch. If you're in London, I would stay in London and cut out the extra travel, just practice in London and get comfortable before Wimbledon. Not to mention the competition at Queens is better than Hertogenbosch. :shrug:

I think it depends on how deep he goes at RG and how much grass play he feels he needs, but that would be my choice for one to drop.

uglyamerican
05-09-2007, 03:21 PM
He might only be planning on playing one of the two, but won't decide which one until after RG.

Both would be fine.

Isn't it better to be having this argument---in comparison to what we were saying in late '05/early '06?

Scotso
05-10-2007, 03:10 AM
Yes.

uglyamerican
05-29-2007, 09:11 PM
A lot of good clay court players in Bastad. Here's the top portion of the entry list:

1 Djokovic, Novak SRB 6
2 Robredo, Tommy ESP 9
3 Berdych, Tomas CZE 12
4 Ferrer, David ESP 14
5 Canas, Guillermo ARG 22
6 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 23
7 Moya, Carlos ESP 26
8 Soderling, Robin SWE 28
9 Volandri, Filippo ITA 34
10 Monaco, Juan ARG 35
11 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 38

kirkicica
05-29-2007, 11:22 PM
Is this the first time he is the #1 seed in an ATP tournament?

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 12:10 AM
Is this the first time he is the #1 seed in an ATP tournament?

I don't *think* so.. but I might be wrong. I can't think right now which one I think he was the #1 seed at.. but I was pretty sure there was one.

Hmmmmmmmm..... :scratch:

kirkicica
05-30-2007, 12:14 AM
I just can't memorize anything that has numbers in it. So I really have no idea if this happened before. And I'm curious. :)

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 12:23 AM
After I email Milan I will do a bit of research ;)

kirkicica
05-30-2007, 12:25 AM
Thanks :D

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 12:40 AM
That was relatively easy :)

First tournament I checked and I was right :dance:

He was the #1 seed in Adelaide ;)

kirkicica
05-30-2007, 12:54 AM
Thanks. good thinking :worship:

I wasn't nowhere near around my computer or TV during Adelaide, so I completely got it out of my head.

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 01:12 AM
Thanks. good thinking :worship:

I wasn't nowhere near around my computer or TV during Adelaide, so I completely got it out of my head.

I remembered it only because I was pretty sure I had posted something like "OMGGGGGGG HE IS A #1 SEED!!!!!!!" :lol: ;)

kirkicica
05-30-2007, 02:06 AM
:lol: I'll remember this one for the same reason ;)

uglyamerican
06-06-2007, 11:31 PM
Novak won't defend Amersfoort. He'll just play Bastad, and (I guess) Umag, with a week off between.

Good call, I say. He definetly needs to go to Canada this year.

This is what happens when you don't give out a proper trophy.

savesthedizzle
06-07-2007, 02:00 AM
Novak won't defend Amersfoort. He'll just play Bastad, and (I guess) Umag, with a week off between.

Good call, I say. He definetly needs to go to Canada this year.

This is what happens when you don't give out a proper trophy.

This is true. He's probably like, "Okay, so I have an iPod now, don't need a second one... I shall gather a new trophy" :lol:

ataptc
06-07-2007, 04:00 AM
:lol:

It's better that he plays more hardcourt events in the leadup to the US Open anyway, instead of clay :yeah:

savesthedizzle
06-07-2007, 01:46 PM
:lol:

It's better that he plays more hardcourt events in the leadup to the US Open anyway, instead of clay :yeah:

That is also true ;)

Farenhajt
06-07-2007, 06:10 PM
He'll play Queens Club (next) and Hertogenbosch (after that) before Wimbledon (at least his name is on the Confirmed lists).

Top four in QC (so far): Nadal, Roddick, Djokovic, Gonzalez

Federer and Davydenko will play Halle during the same week.

Novak Dj
06-08-2007, 08:30 AM
Too busy schedule for Nole! :eek: I don`t understand why he plays so much "other" tournaments.

Farenhajt
06-08-2007, 10:46 AM
He needs some nice amount of grasscourt points before Wimbledon, because of Wimbledon seeding procedure (that's the point of Queen's Club, and so far he has 150 points from previous Wimbledon and 15 points from Hertogenbosch 2006 - I can't find how many grasscourt points he scored in 2005/06: uglyamerican, help! :) ); some extra training on grass can never hurt (that's the point of Hertogenbosch, which is not going to be finished before Wimbledon seeds are determined).

Davydenko didn't shine on grass: 15 points total - 5 from each of Wimbledon, QC and Hertogenbosch. Gonzalez could be more dangerous for Nole's 4th-seed position: 75 pts from Wimbledon and 55 from QC.

marina988
06-08-2007, 07:01 PM
I really don't get this Wimbledon seeding procedure!
I'm totally lost! ..... :(

uglyamerican
06-08-2007, 07:17 PM
I really don't get this Wimbledon seeding procedure!
I'm totally lost! ..... :(

They just add points that you've earned on grass to your regular ATP total. I've got a thread in GM with lots of details and numbers.

Basically, Novak should be the #4 seed. Right now he is in 4th position. Davydenko is not good on grass, so he won't catch up. If Gonzalez makes the Queen's Club Finals he could cause problems.

Farenhajt
06-09-2007, 12:30 PM
uglyamerican, it appears that they also add 3/4 of the player's best grasscourt tournament in the previous year. How that affects the picture?

(Confer the footnote on http://www.tennis.com/tournaments/2007/frenchopen/frenchopen.aspx?id=80942)

uglyamerican
06-09-2007, 08:27 PM
Farenhajt,

That's the reason Gonzalez gets a bigger bonus than Novak.

Gonzo's bonus=75+187.5=262.5
Novak's bonus=150+15+67.5=232.5
Roddick's bonus=75+525=600


Most of Roddick's and half of Hewitt's bonus comes from 75% of Wimbledon '05.

Farenhajt
06-09-2007, 08:56 PM
Then it would be a tough fight for seed positions. Gonzalez seems to have the easiest quarter of the draw and should sail to SF with Roddick.

On the other hand, I haven't gotten into the specifics of Halle draw and have no clear idea how Davydenko should do there (aside from his general not-doing-good on grass). On a glance it seems Blake should be too much for him in SF, if Baghdatis proves to be friendly in the QF.

So... Nole would probably need to make at least F in order to secure his 4th seed at Wimbledon. Let's hope for some nice early knockouts.

uglyamerican
06-09-2007, 09:04 PM
Janko could give Gonzalez problems. That's what I'm hoping for.

Farenhajt
06-09-2007, 10:16 PM
And I keep forgetting that Nole and Davydenko will have 200 ranking points more on Monday and Gonzalez 30 points less - normally I'm not this stupid :)

So, as of Monday Nole is 230 - 30 = 200 points ahead of Gonzalez and 232.5 - 41.25 - 30 = 161.25 points ahead of Davydenko in Wimbledon seeding formula. This is much more comfortable than I thought at first :)

Farenhajt
06-10-2007, 08:03 AM
Actually, if Nole reaches QF, which is completely expected, then Gonzalez can't hurt him no matter what he does, and Davydenko can hurt him only if he wins Halle, which is all but theory around Federer.

EDIT: I'm stupid again, since I'm forgetting that they will also get ATP points if they do well in QC. Oh heck :)

If Gonzalez reaches SF, which is more or less his maximum given the draw, then he'll have 3192.5 Wimbledon points. Nole, even if he retires in the first round (God forbid) can't have less than 3242.5 Wimbledon points, hence Gonzalez shouldn't be very dangerous.

If Davydenko gets really devilish in Halle and reaches finals, he'll have 3281.25 Wimbledon points, which makes a lead of 38.75 over Nole.

Therefore, for all practical purposes, QF in Queen's Club should suffice for Nole in Wimbledon.

uglyamerican
06-10-2007, 09:11 PM
Davydenko will lose in the first round. He has 1 career win on grass. If Gonzo doesn't make the Finals, the contest is over!

savesthedizzle
06-11-2007, 01:18 AM
Davydenko will lose in the first round. He has 1 career win on grass. If Gonzo doesn't make the Finals, the contest is over!

Now is not the time for him to change that fact :)

B.Bojan
06-20-2007, 12:58 AM
Yeah.. :[
Luckly I wasn't at home whan Novak lost the match.. tnx God or, I'd gone mad..

Now, I suppose he cancelled this week's tournament to get himself ready for Wimbledon?

jitterbug
06-20-2007, 03:36 AM
Now, I suppose he cancelled this week's tournament to get himself ready for Wimbledon?

That, and he also tweaked a tricep muscle during his match against Clement which made serving a little difficult. He probably wants to get everything in tiptop condition for Wimbledon rather than risk aggravating it by playing in Rosmalen :D

uglyamerican
07-13-2007, 01:12 AM
Newspaper reports that Novak will play in Bangkok. Apparently they've come up with a big bag of cash to lure top players with.

Newspaper also reported that Novak would play New Haven, but that turns out to be false. I'm happy about that.

If he plays Bangkok, he should also play Tokyo. Can't fly half-way around the world for one tournament, can you? That would give him 2 tournaments + DC between US Open and Madrid Masters, which seems just right.

Lee
07-13-2007, 02:06 AM
Newspaper reports that Novak will play in Bangkok. Apparently they've come up with a big bag of cash to lure top players with.

Newspaper also reported that Novak would play New Haven, but that turns out to be false. I'm happy about that.

If he plays Bangkok, he should also play Tokyo. Can't fly half-way around the world for one tournament, can you? That would give him 2 tournaments + DC between US Open and Madrid Masters, which seems just right.

He probably plans to span a week in the beaches after the tournament. :lol:

savesthedizzle
07-13-2007, 02:10 AM
Tokyo :) He should play. That is the amazing tournament where Viktor was two tiebreaks away from beating Federer :D :rolls: :angel:

Farenhajt
09-11-2007, 04:45 PM
Is Nole really going to play Bangkok, only two days after Davis Cup (where he might be very well needed on Sunday, and his first round Bangkok match can't be later than Tuesday, at most Wednesday - no bye there)? What with 16+ hrs flight, jet lag and stuff?

Farenhajt
09-12-2007, 01:18 PM
Yesterday he told to Serbian press he's gonna play Vienna, Madrid, Paris and TMC - so, obviously no Bangkok, naturally.

natashha
09-23-2007, 08:46 PM
Yesterday he told to Serbian press he's gonna play Vienna, Madrid, Paris and TMC - so, obviously no Bangkok, naturally.

That's what's written at his site too, but the draw for Bangkok is out, and Novak is the top seed. :scratch: :confused:

silverwhite
09-23-2007, 08:57 PM
Apparently, the Bangkok organisers kept Nadal's withdrawal from the fans until the last moment so I wouldn't be surprised if the same applies for Nole. :help:

Saumon
09-23-2007, 09:50 PM
Someone told me yesterday that he had not confirmed yet. :tape:

MosquitoBitten
09-24-2007, 03:01 PM
I don't know why Nole didn't officially pull out of Bangkok since he already stated his next tournament will be in Vienna. :confused: Will he get fined now since his name is on the draw?

pladao
09-24-2007, 05:19 PM
Hi Nole's fans

I am not sure anybody post this.
Last week the organizer of Thailand Open has released the news about the flight of Nole arrive tommorow morning BKK time. Details is :

Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych will arrive Bangkok on 25 September at 6.40 A.M. by Flight TG 921.

You may call to check if his name is really in this flight. The air line phone number is 02 356 1111 then press 0. I am not sure about the area code may be 662. So the number should be 662 356 1111 if you call from your country.

I am a Nadal fan in Bangkok. The organizer here said that Nadal withdrawn last minute just before the draw ceremony. We know this might not true. Someone here has called the airline 12 hours before Nadal's arrival time. There was no Nadal's name on the his flight (arrival yesterday morning.). Then we know he probably withdrawn sometime ago. The organizer choose to tell the fans last minute.

The organizer will never said anything until last minute. It may happen the same for Nole. You guys may check with airline , easy!

Bascule
09-24-2007, 07:33 PM
Did anybody find out is he going tomorrow to Bangkok, cause I saw order of play for tomorrow and there's still a chance he'll play on 26.

jeahhh!
09-25-2007, 06:28 AM
He is out of Bangkok.

Bascule
09-25-2007, 10:35 AM
Thanks, I supposed so.

MilanDokic
12-23-2007, 01:27 PM
http://www.novak-djokovic.com/english/news.htm

oliverbwfc
12-23-2007, 02:44 PM
does anyone know if novak will play the artois championships at queens next year?

PennyThePenguin
12-23-2007, 03:03 PM
might be a bit too early to confirm for sure probably.

Herdwick
12-23-2007, 09:26 PM
http://www.novak-djokovic.com/english/news.htm

Not working for me - am on Firefox?

savesthedizzle
12-23-2007, 09:34 PM
For anyone who can't access it, here's what Nole has planned:

29.12.2007.
XX Hopman Cup
(Perth, Australia)

14.01.2008.
Australian Open
(Melbourne, Australia)

28.01.2008.
Davis Cup ROUND 1

11.02.2008.
Open 13
(Marseille, France)

18.02.2008.
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
(Rotterdam, Holland)

10.03.2008.
Pacific Life Open
(Indian Wells, California)

24.03.2008.
Sony Ericsson Open
(Miami, Florida)

07.04.2008.
Davis Cup QUARTERFINAL

21.04.2008.
Masters Series Monte-Carlo
(Monte-Carlo, Monaco)

05.05.2008.
Championati BNL d'Italia
(Rome, Italy)

12.05.2008.
Masters Series Hamburg
(Hamburg, Germany)

26.05.2008.
Roland Garros
(Paris, France)

Herdwick
12-24-2007, 10:03 AM
Thank you - link is working now too. Rotterdam here we come...

foul_dwimmerlaik
12-24-2007, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the link. So, he won't defend Estoril too. Well, well...

akrobata
01-29-2008, 08:44 PM
Does anyone know what's up with Nole and Rotterdam and Dubai?
It's not on his site, but on the tournament websites he is listed to play.

http://www.novak-djokovic.com/eng/tournaments/novak_schedule.php

Personally, I'd be glad if he decided to skip these, although I'd prefer him to play Rotterdam instead of Marseille.

Lee
01-29-2008, 08:58 PM
Tournament websites will never remove top players name until really late. The tour went to the great length of banning the posting of entry list on internet to prevent ticket buyers knowing who's playing.

Herdwick
01-29-2008, 09:00 PM
Does anyone know what's up with Nole and Rotterdam and Dubai?
It's not on his site, but on the tournament websites he is listed to play.

http://www.novak-djokovic.com/eng/tournaments/novak_schedule.php

Personally, I'd be glad if he decided to skip these, although I'd prefer him to play Rotterdam instead of Marseille.

Guess he has to cut down to avoid last year's meltdown in the autumn but selfishly am still hoping for Rotterdam (more points, more money and much more convenient for me)!

Jelena_78
01-29-2008, 09:09 PM
Maybe Rotterdam is his plan B, cause he'll be tired after DC tie in Moscow and who knows if he'll be able to perform well in Marseille...so if he (God forbid) doesn't go far in M,he'll then probably play in R.
Don't know if what I wrote makes any sense...you can slap me if you wish :scratch: :ignore:

uglyamerican
01-29-2008, 11:27 PM
Maybe Rotterdam is his plan B, cause he'll be tired after DC tie in Moscow and who knows if he'll be able to perform well in Marseille...so if he (God forbid) doesn't go far in M,he'll then probably play in R.
Don't know if what I wrote makes any sense...you can slap me if you wish :scratch: :ignore:


I had the exact same thought.

After winning the Marseille title, Novak will pull out of Rotterdam.

I wouldn't go to Dubai at all, but that's for political reasons.

peacechick
01-30-2008, 04:19 PM
Nooo, Nole can't pull out of Rotterdam! :(
That's mean, I've been going there to watch him for the past three years and that includes quallies :sad:
I wanna see him play!

peacechick
01-30-2008, 04:23 PM
Tournament websites will never remove top players name until really late. The tour went to the great length of banning the posting of entry list on internet to prevent ticket buyers knowing who's playing.

That's rediculous, good thing they didn't succeed :D

MilanDokic
06-29-2008, 09:12 PM
Nole will play nine tournaments until the end of 2008.

21.07.2008. Toronto (Masters)
28.07.2008. Cincinnati (Masters)
11.08.2008. Beijing (Olympics)
25.08.2008. New York - US Open (Grand Slam)
19.09.2008. Bratislava - Davis Cup (Slovakia vs. Serbia)
22.09.2008. Bangkok
12.10.2008. Madrid (Masters)
26.10.2008. Paris (Masters)
09.11.2008. Shanghai (Masters Cup)

Okonsky
06-29-2008, 10:00 PM
I saw this today. Novak doesn't have worthy points for countable tournaments and till the end of 2008 he will play only in Bangkok. That means he says bye to 2nd place this year.

MagicMilan
06-29-2008, 10:55 PM
Why won't he defend his Vienna title? :confused:

camnation
06-30-2008, 01:29 AM
Nothing between now and AMS Toronto?

*Ljubica*
06-30-2008, 08:36 AM
I think it is a smart decision :) He said after Wimbledon that he was already "mentally tired", and if he plays a lot of smaller tournaments with all the travel inbetween etc, then he won't be physically or mentally able to play to his best level in the bigger tournaments like US Open and the Masters. And remember he needs to be fresh and rested to defend all those points in Australia at the beginning of next year too.

If you remember last year, he had a really bad end to the Season because he was already tired, and I guess that is why he has decided to forget about Vienna and smaller tournaments, and try and concentrate on gaining some points in places like Madrid and Paris where the points and prestige are higher. He also wants to do well in The Olympics, where there are huge points at stake.

And if he doesn't make Number 2 this year - who cares :shrug: He is still only 21, and has years ahead of him to attain the highest positions. Pushing himself too quickly could have a detrimental affect on his health (mental and physical) so I think what he is doing is great :) Just my opinion anyway.

Okonsky
06-30-2008, 11:59 AM
Nothing between now and AMS Toronto?

Yes, confirmed today. Untill 26.july nothing.

I think, like Rose, it's a smart move. Novak needs collect yourself. He certainly couldn't rich No.2 this year, with this shedule no way. But OK, no more run after.

And again I'm with Rose - 'He is still only 21, and has years ahead of him to attain the highest positions. Pushing himself too quickly could have a detrimental affect on his health (mental and physical) so I think what he is doing is great'.