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Scotso
01-18-2007, 12:26 PM
Nole is first match up on Vodafone. I'm going to rush home from work so I don't miss too much of it hopefully.

He better be up a break or a set when I get here ;)

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 01:04 PM
Q. Do you think it's going to be a great year for Serbian tennis?

ANA IVANOVIC: I think so. There are many players coming up, playing very good at the moment. Jelena is playing better, Djokovic, at this point Tipsarevic.

I think Serbian tennis, it's becoming much better. I think it's very excited for all of us, and also for young kids back home. I hope that's motivation for them.

Q. I know you knew Novak when you were young. How much do you see him now?

ANA IVANOVIC: It's very tough because we have different tournaments. Only Grand Slams and couple of others are mixed. We don't see each other around too much. But it's always nice to keep in touch. When we see each other, to catch up.

Q. Has he always been a big talker, somebody who enjoys talking?

ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah. I like being social and talking to people.


:lol: at the last question and answer.

delsa
01-18-2007, 01:05 PM
I, me, my... :aplot:

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 01:09 PM
Thanks to Udomchoke, we will get coverage of the match tomorrow. They just advertised it. :lol:

savesthedizzle
01-18-2007, 02:07 PM
Thanks to Udomchoke, we will get coverage of the match tomorrow. They just advertised it. :lol:

I certainly won't. It is of course the same time as Serena. :lol:

Saumon
01-18-2007, 04:55 PM
There is no frenchie at the same times... Escude is the commentator of the day matches and he fanboys Nole... I might have coverage! :D

savesthedizzle
01-18-2007, 05:09 PM
No fair!!!!!! :lol:

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 07:42 PM
I certainly won't. It is of course the same time as Serena. :lol:

Is she the only American woman left in the draw other than Harkleroad? :tape: :o

savesthedizzle
01-18-2007, 07:56 PM
Is she the only American woman left in the draw other than Harkleroad? :tape: :o

Well there's Sharapova. :p :angel:

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 08:35 PM
True :rolls:

uglyamerican
01-18-2007, 11:05 PM
Looks like Novak's on that channel 2 again:

http://www.rts.co.yu/

Saumon
01-18-2007, 11:11 PM
how can i watch it? they show serena :rolleyes:

savesthedizzle
01-18-2007, 11:13 PM
You see Serena? I saw Jankovic when I opened it. :rolls:

Saumon
01-18-2007, 11:16 PM
on ES I meant :o

uglyamerican
01-18-2007, 11:19 PM
There were showing some Jankovic, because the men were taking forever to take the court.

Here's a direct link: TV2 uživo/live (http://www.rts.co.yu/rts2uzivo.ram)

Novak's wearing the neon yellow again.

Last time, the audio and the video were a few seconds off for me. And both are a little behind the sb.

I guess the word for "drop shot" is "drop shot."

ezekiel
01-18-2007, 11:24 PM
:worship: it's on starsports and quality is decent , just get sopcast , just started I'll try recording

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 11:24 PM
Good first service game. A DS and 2 S&V points. :eek: :yeah:

ezekiel
01-18-2007, 11:26 PM
sopcast

http://download.sopcast.com/download/SopCast.zip

and then starsports

uglyamerican
01-18-2007, 11:33 PM
Good first service game. A DS and 2 S&V points. :eek: :yeah:

I like it. Novak needs to tidy up those errors a little.

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 11:34 PM
A few errors in that game. FH seems to be working better than the BH.

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 11:35 PM
2 dropshots :lol: 30-0

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 11:36 PM
Nice variety so far. He's mixing it up. :yeah:

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 11:41 PM
Return errors on both BPs :o

savesthedizzle
01-18-2007, 11:42 PM
If Novak loses, I will punch him for not converting any of his 3 bp chances so far.

savesthedizzle
01-18-2007, 11:44 PM
deuce.. thank goodness :scared:

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 11:46 PM
A couple of bad errors to go down 15-40 but great serving wins him the game :)

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 11:47 PM
If Novak loses, I will punch him for not converting any of his 3 bp chances so far.

Basically, the match will depend on his winner/UE ratio :p

The commentators say that when he bounces the ball 15 times, it means that he is nervous :rolls:

ezekiel
01-18-2007, 11:48 PM
he wins there for good, 3-2 , he needs to pick it up , doesn't seem focused enough

uglyamerican
01-18-2007, 11:48 PM
Serena had 5 winners and 18 errors in the first set!

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 11:49 PM
Errors are piling up :help:

savesthedizzle
01-18-2007, 11:50 PM
Serena had 5 winners and 18 errors in the first set!

Shhh nothing about the Serena match. SW wants to be surprised.

ezekiel
01-18-2007, 11:51 PM
3 all . He should be blowing this guy off, just seems too lax , hopefully he'll pick it up and and get on a roll soon

uglyamerican
01-18-2007, 11:52 PM
he wins there for good, 3-2 , he needs to pick it up , doesn't seem focused enough

He needs to calm down, I think.

uglyamerican
01-18-2007, 11:54 PM
Shhh nothing about the Serena match. SW wants to be surprised.

:tape: sorry.

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 11:54 PM
Shhh nothing about the Serena match. SW wants to be surprised.

I'm not surprised at all that she's 1-6 down :help:

No spoilers for the next set! :p

uglyamerican
01-18-2007, 11:55 PM
I predict a 6-3 set.

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 11:55 PM
3 all . He should be blowing this guy off, just seems too lax , hopefully he'll pick it up and and get on a roll soon

Yeah. Udomchoke isn't even playing well. :o

:tape: sorry.

It's OK. Shush about the second set though, please. :p

silverwhite
01-18-2007, 11:58 PM
What a BH CC! :D

How did Udomchoke beat Ferrero? :tape:

uglyamerican
01-18-2007, 11:58 PM
It's OK. Shush about the second set though, please. :p

And I don't even care about women's tennis.

ezekiel
01-18-2007, 11:59 PM
ok, he breaks here with some better shots :p
5-3

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:00 AM
I predict a 6-3 set.

I'm a freakin' genious.

Next set will be 6-2 Novak.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:01 AM
And I don't even care about women's tennis.

Surely you care about one of the two American women left in the draw? :rolls:

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:03 AM
Surely you care about one of the two American women left in the draw? :rolls:

I want them both to lose. One of them I don't like, and the other one is playing "crazy legs" Hantuchova.

Anne-Claire
01-19-2007, 12:03 AM
Keep it up Nole :yeah:

Nole is serving very well and is coming to the net very often :)

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:05 AM
I want them both to lose. One of them I don't like, and the other one is playing "crazy legs" Hantuchova.

Ugh. Hantuchova is ova-rated. :ras:

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:07 AM
1-1 :)

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:09 AM
Ugh. Hantuchova is ova-rated. :ras:

For some reason I like mental fragility in female players.:p

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:11 AM
For some reason I like mental fragility in female players.:p

I'm highly irritated by her fanbase, who generally like her more for her looks than her game :o

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:12 AM
:drive:

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:12 AM
*2-1 :banana:

ezekiel
01-19-2007, 12:12 AM
he breaks on 5th bp

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:13 AM
I'm highly irritated by her fanbase, who generally like her more for her looks than her game :o

It's a fair cop. The only female player's game I like is Hingis.

Scotso
01-19-2007, 12:13 AM
6-3 2*-1.

I'm glad Nole finally decided to turn it on. At 3-3 I was getting a bit worried.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:14 AM
OK, I caved in. Serena :mad: :armed: :smash:

Had a BP for 4-0 but now they're back on serve. :help:

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:14 AM
It's a fair cop. The only female player's game I like is Hingis.

How so? :confused:

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:16 AM
3-1. Udomchoke can't seem to handle the pace :p

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:17 AM
How so? :confused:

Why do I like Hingis? Because she has to use her brain. Almost exclusively.

Scotso
01-19-2007, 12:18 AM
6-3 3*-2

Kill him.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:18 AM
Nole *3-2

Udomchoke held to love. :o

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:19 AM
Why do I like Hingis? Because she has to use her brain. Almost exclusively.

No, I was referring to your comment on the Hantu fans. :p

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:21 AM
No, I was referring to your comment on the Hantu fans. :p

Oh. I don't really even know what her style of play is. Other than lack of movement. I find her pleasant to look at.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:21 AM
Yet another DS. 40-0 :lol:

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:23 AM
Another break is coming.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:24 AM
Oh. I don't really even know what her style of play is. Other than lack of movement. I find her pleasant to look at.

How did I ever guess? :o

Well, she hits hard but usually makes many errors. She's pretty accurate with her groundstrokes and her best shot is her BH DTL. Good serve as well. :p

Scotso
01-19-2007, 12:25 AM
Hurry up Nole, I wanna shower.

Hmm, maybe I'll do it now before coverage starts.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:26 AM
Udomchoke holds. :unsure: Your crystal ball has failed you, Joe. :lol:

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:29 AM
127MPH serve. That's better.

Scotso
01-19-2007, 12:30 AM
They play on Sunday at the Aussie, yes?

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:34 AM
They play on Sunday at the Aussie, yes?

Yeah, yeah. No sabath rest for the Aussies.

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:36 AM
sabbath

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:36 AM
5-3. Finally! He'll need to bring up his level though.

Scotso
01-19-2007, 12:36 AM
Good. Hopefully they'll have the Nole/Youzhny match on TV. ;) ;)

I'ma shower, bbias.

6-3 5-3 Nole :D ajde! :D

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:37 AM
Udomchoke holds. :unsure: Your crystal ball has failed you, Joe. :lol:

My fortune telling skill are not quite sharp. I did predict the answer of a daily double question on jeopardy yesterday, before the question was asked.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:39 AM
What defence by Nole, although he lost the point!! :eek:

He then initiates a high-five with Udomchoke. :lol:

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:39 AM
Funny boys.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:45 AM
Serena 1-6 7-5 :eek: :eek: :eek:

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:47 AM
Finish the set so I can have a snack!

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:48 AM
6-3 6-4

Thank goodness! I was almost getting Lopez flashbacks. :lol:

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:49 AM
Novak's called the trainer for something...

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:50 AM
He's getting his back massaged. :unsure:

Anne-Claire
01-19-2007, 12:50 AM
yes, for his back apparently

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:51 AM
P.S. No spoilers for the 3rd set of Serena-Petrova, please. :p

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:52 AM
He's back up.

ezekiel
01-19-2007, 12:52 AM
I am still waiting for Novak to impress me today :o whatever happens he'll have to raise up his game for that guy with dimples :rolleyes:

is it just me or do his shots miss some power :confused:

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:54 AM
I am still waiting for Novak to impress me today :o whatever happens he'll have to raise up his game for that guy with dimples :rolleyes:

is it just me or do his shots miss some power :confused:

I think he's trying not to go for too much because he has made quite a few errors. He's aiming to set up the point before he finishes off with a big shot. :p

ezekiel
01-19-2007, 12:55 AM
Novak's called the trainer for something...

you know I suspected that, hopefully he gets better soon because he'll need it

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 12:56 AM
I think he's trying not to go for too much because he has made quite a few errors. He's aiming to set up the point before he finishes off with a big shot. :p

I think so. Udomchoke is not going for many winners, so stepping the power down is not a bad idea. Serve speeds are actually going up.

Scotso
01-19-2007, 12:56 AM
Yay, he starts the third up a break. C'mon!

Scotso
01-19-2007, 12:57 AM
I can't tell if I got water in my ear or if it's my sinuses.

Scotso
01-19-2007, 12:58 AM
Way to give back the break, Nole.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 12:58 AM
He seems to be hampered by his back...

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:00 AM
I don't want to hear that he's hurting so I won't hear it.

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:03 AM
Ugh, Nole. Stop it.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 01:07 AM
The commentators are saying that his service motion puts a lot of strain on his lower back.

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:08 AM
6-3 6-4 2-2*.

Break him, please.

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:09 AM
15-30 to 30-30 :mad:

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:10 AM
bp...

6-3 6-4 3*-2 :D

ajde!

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 01:11 AM
Nice stretch at the net. Hopefully the injury is not too bad.

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:11 AM
ESPN2 showing Serena taped from the beginning :help:

I wonder if they will show Federer taped, or just skip over matches and such.

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 01:16 AM
ESPN2 showing Serena taped from the beginning :help:

I wonder if they will show Federer taped, or just skip over matches and such.

Probably skip ahead to live.

Novak wins a nice point, but gives the next one away.:(

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:16 AM
4-2 :rocker2:

break him again!

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 01:17 AM
4-2

It'd be good if he could break and serve it out so he can rest his back.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 01:24 AM
OMG, Serena :bowdown:

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:25 AM
6-3 6-4 5*-4

serve it out, Nole! ajde!

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 01:26 AM
Close it out, Nole! :yeah:

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:26 AM
er, rain delay?

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:27 AM
nm.

30-0 :D

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 01:29 AM
30-0 to 30-40 :o

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 01:30 AM
2 more points!

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 01:31 AM
5-5 :help:

He was anxious to finish it at 30-0 and served a DF.

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 01:32 AM
:ras: That's not acceptable.

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:32 AM
:help:

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:33 AM
5*-6 :rolleyes:

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 01:34 AM
:scared:

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 01:34 AM
4 more errors than winners in this set

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:35 AM
0-15.

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:35 AM
15-15.

C'mon.

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:37 AM
15-40 :lol:

I laugh so I won't cry.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 01:37 AM
Oh dear....

Scotso
01-19-2007, 01:38 AM
5-7.

That was a fast turn around.

I don't like this Udomchoke guy. Beating Ferrero and now troubling Nole.

Nole better turn this around and shape up, or I'll be really annoyed. :mad:

I'm going to go watch TV so I don't die of nerves. :wavey:

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 01:39 AM
I'm just worried about his back...

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 01:40 AM
I'm going to go watch TV so I don't die of nerves. :wavey:

I'm going to take a break, also.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 01:42 AM
Me three

delsa
01-19-2007, 01:44 AM
C'mon Nole! :bounce:

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 01:52 AM
Nole back on track. *2-1 :D

savesthedizzle
01-19-2007, 01:59 AM
I leave for a milkshake and everything falls apart :sad:

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 02:01 AM
I left and Novak started to wake up!

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 02:02 AM
*4-1 :banana: This reminds me of Nadal vs Kohlschreiber. :o

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 02:03 AM
This reminds me of Nadal vs Kohlschreiber. :o

I didn't see any of that one, but I can imagine.

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 02:04 AM
5-1 :drive:

savesthedizzle
01-19-2007, 02:05 AM
I left and Novak started to wake up!

When I got back from getting my millkshake! I left at the beginning of the third set and returned at the beginning of the fourth ;)

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 02:05 AM
Winner/errors by set...

Set 1: +5
Set 2: -2
Set 3: -8
Set 4: +7

savesthedizzle
01-19-2007, 02:05 AM
Milkshake and bottle of wine, which Novak is making me need to open with this stress. :lol:

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 02:06 AM
When I got back from getting my millkshake! I left at the beginning of the third set and returned at the beginning of the fourth ;)

Thank you for returning :worship:

savesthedizzle
01-19-2007, 02:06 AM
match points!

savesthedizzle
01-19-2007, 02:07 AM
Thank you for returning :worship:

It is my pleasure. :rolls:

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 02:07 AM
:woohoo:

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 02:07 AM
Milkshake and bottle of wine

That sounds like a song lyric.:D

savesthedizzle
01-19-2007, 02:07 AM
I returned just in time! GSM :p

savesthedizzle
01-19-2007, 02:08 AM
That sounds like a song lyric.:D

:lol:

The best news is that I didn't even get carded! :banana: Considering I look 16, this is the most exciting thing to happen to me. :rolls:

ezekiel
01-19-2007, 02:08 AM
splendid in the end but he'll have to raise his level much higher in the next round

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 02:09 AM
I returned just in time! GSM :p

You will definetly have to get up early on Sunday morning. I assume Nole/Fed would be the night feature.

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 02:10 AM
splendid in the end but he'll have to raise his level much higher in the next round

I was waiting for somebody to say that.;)


The one thing I haven't heard any of the commentators say is, "You can't win a Slam in the first week, but you can lose it."

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 02:14 AM
Novak says, "I don't think he's unbeatable."

savesthedizzle
01-19-2007, 02:14 AM
You will definetly have to get up early on Sunday morning. I assume Nole/Fed would be the night feature.

Ugh. Hopefully I won't have work. I shouldn't. I worked the last 2 Sundays.

Anne-Claire
01-19-2007, 02:19 AM
:woohoo: Congrats NOLE :woohoo:

So stressing, he should have win in 3 but anyway he'll have to high his level for the next round...

Scotso
01-19-2007, 02:30 AM
Congrats Nole! :banana:

TMJordan
01-19-2007, 02:32 AM
:yeah:

savesthedizzle
01-19-2007, 03:35 AM
Novak giving Udomchoke a high 5 in the middle of the match. Oh gosh I love him. :rolls:

savesthedizzle
01-19-2007, 04:41 AM
ESPN is slowly becoming obsessed with Novak. :rolls: They now talk about him every time there is nothing else to talk about. P-Mac (fanboy!) says Novak will be the first young gun to win a Slam :p Gilbert said Murray, but then changed his mind to Gasquet and put Novak and Murray as equal, with Monfils further away :p

If Novak has fans in ESPN, perhaps they will show me more of his matches now! :p

delsa
01-19-2007, 04:51 AM
Well done Nole!!! Now upset JesusFed! :yeah:

Björki
01-19-2007, 05:29 AM
Nole :banana:

Good luck against Fed :bounce:

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 05:32 AM
ESPN is slowly becoming obsessed with Novak. :rolls: They now talk about him every time there is nothing else to talk about. P-Mac (fanboy!) says Novak will be the first young gun to win a Slam :p Gilbert said Murray, but then changed his mind to Gasquet and put Novak and Murray as equal, with Monfils further away :p

If Novak has fans in ESPN, perhaps they will show me more of his matches now! :p

After the Federer match, P-Mac said Novak "will not be intimidated" by Federer and will win one of the first two sets.
He wants to marry Nole.:p

Saumon
01-19-2007, 08:11 AM
Congrats Nole! Now you know what you've got to do... :aplot: :devil:

the commentators seem to have forgotten the Monfils match and now they ALL fanboy him! :rolls:

Magenta
01-19-2007, 09:09 AM
I have friends there and they just told me that the atmosphere in the stadium is amazing!! they're a lot of serbian supporters :yeah:

I'm a little late to reply beacause I only got back from the AO today but that match wasn't a tennis match. That was a football game. The chileans were crazy, the serbs were even crazier and I'm sure the alcohol was flowing. Taunts were exchanged, it was a competition about who was louder. The chileans would sing, CHILE CHILE CHILE and the serbs would sing CHILE CHILE CHILE, SAUCE, SAUCE, SAUCE. It was crazy.

The Lopez match wasn't as crazy but he still had plenty of support and I think its going to continue throughout the tournament. Sometimes I get the feeling its what gets him through the tough points.

I didn't watch the match today, would someone care to recap?

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 09:38 AM
I didn't watch the match today, would someone care to recap?

Started off well, though he missed his first couple of break points. First set was pretty easy as Udomchoke was about -10 on winners/errors.

Second set Udomchoke played better, but Novak held serve pretty comfortably.

Between the second and third sets, Novak had to have his back massaged, but it didn't seem to be too bad, as he was still making some stretch volleys at the net.

In the third, Novak got out to a 5-2 lead, and served at 5-3. He double-faulted on 30-0 and started to make a lot of errors. Udomchoke won 5 games in a row to win the set 7-5.

Fourth set was the best for Novak. Got a bit more aggressive and the errors went away. He kept his serves speeds high until the end.

Magenta
01-19-2007, 09:57 AM
Started off well, though he missed his first couple of break points. First set was pretty easy as Udomchoke was about -10 on winners/errors.

Second set Udomchoke played better, but Novak held serve pretty comfortably.

Between the second and third sets, Novak had to have his back massaged, but it didn't seem to be too bad, as he was still making some stretch volleys at the net.

In the third, Novak got out to a 5-2 lead, and served at 5-3. He double-faulted on 30-0 and started to make a lot of errors. Udomchoke won 5 games in a row to win the set 7-5.

Fourth set was the best for Novak. Got a bit more aggressive and the errors went away. He kept his serves speeds high until the end.

Thank you!
So the third set loss could be attributed to choking on his side or lapse in concentration or udomchoke simply stepping up his game?

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 09:59 AM
Thank you!
So the third set loss could be attributed to choking on his side or lapse in concentration or udomchoke simply stepping up his game?

Seemed like he gave it away!:rolleyes:

Scotso
01-19-2007, 12:17 PM
After the Federer match, P-Mac said Novak "will not be intimidated" by Federer and will win one of the first two sets.
He wants to marry Nole.:p

He used to hate him.

Bandwagoner. :mad:

PennyThePenguin
01-19-2007, 12:57 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: novak, it'd be nice if for my birthday you won your next match :angel:

Novak Dj
01-19-2007, 01:16 PM
:worship: Well done Nole. Good luck in 4th round. I hope he`ll give his best and that is only important.

Saumon
01-19-2007, 02:29 PM
N. DJOKOVIC/D. Udomchoke

6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

An interview with:

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

THE MODERATOR: First question,
please.

Q. How tough was that four sets?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, actually it was not so easy like it looked results-wise. You know, I had opportunity to finish it earlier, serve for the match at 30-Love in that game.
You know, I made some really easy mistakes, and he used the opportunity. He came back. It was my fault.
I was lucky that in the fourth set, start of the fourth set, he was 1-Love up and breakpoint and I managed to get through. After that, it was pretty much routine. I was playing pretty well in the end of that fourth set.
Generally I'm not so happy with my game today. There are some things which I played really good, like I was serving well. I was playing volleys pretty well. But I made too much unforced errors. I will have to minimize that. I will have to minimize that if I want to have some chances to beat probably Federer in the next round.

Q. Most people find it difficult at the start of a year to kind of get into a groove, into form. You've started so well. How do you account for how well you've started this year?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I had, you know, pretty good preparation time, preparation period. I finished with the last tournament in Paris, in Bercy. After that I had about two weeks holidays, and then I started to work mostly with the fitness. That was my most important maybe thing in this preparation period. I wanted to work on my fitness to be ready for the whole next season, this season, and some things in my game, like serve, a lot of net approaches, going to the volley.
I think I've improved a lot. Results are showing that I did everything -- I did everything right like I should do. I like playing here. I like being here. But I never had any big results in Australia. And this year I'm unbeaten still in singles, so it's really good thing.

Q. Where did you do all the physical work?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I did on the start in my country for about two weeks, and then I went to -- I did it on the mountain, and then I went to Austria for one exhibition tournament. It was more fitness preparation. I just started to play tennis a little bit. It was more exhibition, just practice. Then I started to work more on tennis.
Then I went to Monte-Carlo for about two weeks, the two last weeks of the preparation period, more tennis, less fitness. I think I did it great. I'm feeling really, really good now. I have just a little problem in my shoulder, but not big that I need to be worried so much.
But I have this kind of problem, and that requires a little bit of rest, a little bit of not playing tennis. Right after Australian Open, I'm going back home to rest for five, six days.

Q. Most people would probably describe playing Federer like climbing a
mountain. How are you looking forward to that challenge, if it does become that?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: You said right, it's a big challenge for me. I'm really looking forward to it. I had a chance to play him two times already: one time in Davis Cup, one time in Monte-Carlo, two different surfaces. I lost both of the times (smiling). But it's okay. I have good experience.
You know, everybody follows him a lot. Everybody kind of knows his game. But still he's so perfect, he makes everything look so easy. Really the players and people ask themselves, Is there anyhow how we can get through to his weak points?
I'm aware of that. I have to say, you know, I don't know how many, nine wins in a row I have right now, but that doesn't mean if I play Federer that I'm going to stop here, that I'm satisfied that everything I did, I'm already giving up. That's not the case. I will really try to play my best tennis. I will do everything to win.
I'm just not going there to perform and try to play good tennis. I'm going there to win. This is my goal. :yeah:

Q. What is the key to serve well here in Australian Open?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: What is the key to serve well?

Q. Yes.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I don't know how to answer your question. It's just a thing of how did you practice, how did you prepare for it. Every surface requires different kind of serve, different kind of style of the game. I've worked a lot on my serve in the last couple of weeks, month. I think I'm serving pretty well right now.
I had the luck that I don't play on a hot weather, humid weather. I was playing first matches. I finished pretty early. But, again, during the day when it's humid the ball goes faster. When the night comes it's a bit slower.
Everything depends.

Q. You've made some changes in your serve. Do you have an opinion on
Nadal's serve?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, I've seen a little bit change of his technique. He's trying, as well, to improve on his serve, that's for sure. We all know that he's a nightmare for all the players from the baseline because he's really fighting and he's a big competitor. But, you know, he's still struggling with his serve. He's trying to improve, as well.

Q. You say you worked a lot on the volley. Did you feel that was a part of your game that needed a lot of improvement?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes. I was in many situations in the last year when I basically could finish the matches, win the matches, and I didn't in some particular points, some important points. Some points when I had the chance, I didn't go to the net. I just stayed back. I was really struggling with that.
I sit down with my coach and we talked about it. We just worked a lot on these things because I think that's kind of future of the tennis. You know, you have to combine all the things together. It's not easy because, you know, tennis has changed a lot.
Fifteen years ago, tennis was serve and volley. Most of the players right now I can maybe see just couple of players who are playing non-stop serve and volley. You see Federer, who can play everything really: serve and volley, stay at the back, offensive, defensive.
Really, that is kind of game which is bringing you good results and bringing you everything right in today's tennis and in the future as well.
I'm going to try because I think I really have good game from the baseline, pretty aggressive, pretty consistent. I just need to use my opportunities. That's why I'll work more on the volleys.

Q. A lot of players when they step on the court against Roger don't believe they can win. A few moments ago you sounded convinced you can win. Why is that?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, if I go with the white flag on the court, what I'm doing here, you know? I'm aware that Roger is the best in the world and everything. But I'm repeating again: it's tennis, it's my life. Of course, it's a
dream of everybody that they play against Roger on the center court, you know. Then, on the other hand, it's not a dream because they're going to lose (smiling). :lol:
But still it's a nice thing. I'm going to be motivated, that's for sure. I don't have anything to lose. He's the best player on the world. He's defending champion here. You know, I'll give my best, that's for sure. I'm going to try to win. Just don't have any things to say about that any more.

Q. What is your strategy going in? What do you think you have to do well?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, if I try to do something special, it's not going to be good because I'm playing my game best. I'm feeling most comfortable with my game. I'm going to try to play my game and just be calm and steady on the start, not to force too much, not to rush.
You know, usually when you get a chance to play with Federer or with Nadal, these players on the top of the tennis world right now, you usually on the start want to have many winners and short points. I'll try to avoid that.

Q. Nadal probably has had the most success against Federer. He's left-handed, a different kind of athlete. Is there anything you can take from his success that you might be able to use in your match?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, I can take a racquet in the left hand and try to win like that (smiling). :rolls:
No, I mean, it's totally different kind of game, Nadal and me. He's one of the fastest players. He's a big fighter. He has these heavy spins. He's a lefty. That's maybe advantage against a Federer. I'm not play spins, that's for sure, against him because that's not what I do.
You know, I was watching a lot of their matches. Again, I have to say it's different style. I can see some things, you know, for sure. I'll really try to find some weak spots of Federer. There is not many, but I'll try to just play my best tennis and win in the end.

Q. Jim Courier said on TV generally against Federer, the thing is to hit every ball to the backhand. He said when he played Pete Sampras, he wouldn't give him the satisfaction of running for the forehand. Strange strategy, but he's very stubborn.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Everybody has their own opinion. I respect Jim's opinion. He was the best player in the world. From his side of view, that's a good thing, of course.
You can look some things. But in general I'll try to play my game.

Q. What did you do on your vacation? You said you love to ski. Do you still ski now?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, I do ski. I didn't get a chance to go to the mountain on my holidays. I went to Dubai actually. I had holidays there because it was nice weather. I wanted to be somewhere in some tropical place where is the hot weather, just relax.
I got chance actually to ski there, as well, because they made this huge center for skiing. I went there one day. It's good.
You know, you have to use your holidays as much as you can, relax as much as you can, because it's tough business, it's tough sport. You are on the tour, on the tennis court, what, 10 or 11 months in a year. These two weeks, you really need to use as much as you can.

Q. Where are you living?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I'm living in Belgrade right now. I'm mostly spending time there, practicing there.

Q. A year ago there were these people flirting with you, like you were a pretty girl at a dance, well, from a certain country. I guess that's not happening that much any more. :rolleyes:
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I didn't get the question. Who was flirting?

Q. A certain country was flirting with you. They were maybe trying to have you come to their country.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Oh, okay.

Q. Do you miss that?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: No, no. I don't miss that.

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Naide
01-19-2007, 02:49 PM
noleeeee
http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/australian-open/2007/mc_vid32715.shtml

savesthedizzle
01-19-2007, 02:52 PM
Very nice :)

He really does like to talk though :rolls: Every answer is an essay. :lol:

ezekiel
01-19-2007, 03:05 PM
here is my deal, I only happened to watch his 2nd set against Lopez and 3rd set against Udomchoke so my memory is a bit flawed since he didn't play well there so hopefully he cuts on his mistakes and plays as he well can against Federer :D

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 03:49 PM
Thanks, Gab! Good read. :lol:

Where did you get the interview, BTW?

Saumon
01-19-2007, 04:05 PM
I know someone who has the psw to the AO media intranet :p

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 04:08 PM
No wonder I couldn't find it :haha:

It will be put up on the AO website later though, no? :p

Saumon
01-19-2007, 04:15 PM
don't know, there are plenty of interviews they have not put on the site :shrug:

silverwhite
01-19-2007, 04:20 PM
Then why waste time doing the interviews? :help:

Lazy people! :smash:

Maya_4
01-19-2007, 04:26 PM
I think he can take one set,at least!;) But it would be grate if he can make surprise and beat Fed:eek: :D

Jelena
01-19-2007, 06:54 PM
Well, Nole is right by saying Roger isn't unbeatable, but Roger IS unbeatable in case Nole makes so many unforced errors like he did today. For example at the end of the third set he made so many UEs to lose this set, which was completely unnecessary. And I think Nole knows that himself the best. So Nole, get your game together and Ajde Nole!!!

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 09:01 PM
He used to hate him.

Bandwagoner. :mad:

I don't know. He's said some things that aren't positive, because he knows how good he can be. That's what I think.

TMJordan
01-19-2007, 09:11 PM
You can do it Nole, we all beleive in you, take down Roger :)

Scotso
01-20-2007, 02:18 AM
I'm watching Stanislas on TV now :D :D :D

anyone have any idea yet when the Nole match will be on? I fear it will be the night match... which means it will be on sooooo late.

savesthedizzle
01-20-2007, 02:33 AM
I'm watching Stanislas on TV now :D :D :D

anyone have any idea yet when the Nole match will be on? I fear it will be the night match... which means it will be on sooooo late.

We will have to wait and see the OOP :scared:

I hope by chance that it's not the night match so that I feel less bad for getting a bit tipsy during it. I'd feel weird drinking at like 3:30-5 am. :lol:

silverwhite
01-20-2007, 05:00 AM
Good luck tomorrow, Nole! He'll need to serve well.

uglyamerican
01-20-2007, 06:25 AM
anyone have any idea yet when the Nole match will be on? I fear it will be the night match... which means it will be on sooooo late.

I would be suprised if it was anything besides 7.30PM on Laver.

uglyamerican
01-20-2007, 06:35 AM
;) I'm right.

Novak Dj
01-20-2007, 07:36 AM
I would be suprised if it was anything besides 7.30PM on Laver.

I like that, because I was scare of heat... Good luck Nole!!!

Novak Dj
01-20-2007, 10:30 AM
Novak in 2007. 8-0, Roger in 2007. 3-0, someone has to lose first match.

uglyamerican
01-20-2007, 10:41 AM
Novak in 2007. 8-0, Roger in 2007. 3-0, someone has to lose first match.

I think Roger is going down in 4.

savesthedizzle
01-20-2007, 11:49 AM
I love how optimistic you all are :D

3:30 am. *sigh* I might be cranky. Starbucks doesn't open that early. :rolls:

Saumon
01-20-2007, 01:27 PM
Night session is the best time for me :p Does anyone know if the A/C has been fixed on RLA? :tape:

Scotso
01-20-2007, 02:21 PM
I don't know if I can make it that late. We'll see.

Ajde Nole! :worship:

TMJordan
01-20-2007, 04:27 PM
Ajde Nole!

uglyamerican
01-20-2007, 05:14 PM
I'll have to try for a little nap before the match, which might be impossible as I will be very excited.

Scotso
01-20-2007, 10:18 PM
I definitely won't be able to make it online, but I hope that I will actually be awake and watching it.

Thought it might be better to try to sleep through it and see the result after rather than dealing with the nerves.

I just want him to put on a respectable showing.

uglyamerican
01-21-2007, 12:34 AM
He will. I've been watching the Monte Carlo highlights to psych myself up. Hopefully Novak will bring the firepower.

Nap time for me. I probly won't be around here for the match either, I'll be watching it in the other room.

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 01:33 AM
He will. I've been watching the Monte Carlo highlights to psych myself up. Hopefully Novak will bring the firepower.

Nap time for me. I probly won't be around here for the match either, I'll be watching it in the other room.

OMG THAT IS A GOOD IDEA! LET ME FIND MY TAPE OF MONTE CARLO!

I'll be here for the match. :awww: Apparently all alone. :sad:

Saumon
01-21-2007, 01:43 AM
I should be here ;)

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 01:44 AM
YAY! I WON'T BE ALONE!

:dance: :dance: :dance:

I need to go get orange juice but I don't want tooooo :p

PennyThePenguin
01-21-2007, 01:47 AM
why not?

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 01:58 AM
I'm in my pajamas already and they don't even match. :rolls:

ezekiel
01-21-2007, 02:47 AM
I ordered pizza and got some sleep so I am enjoying it right now , no sleep tonight ;)

TMJordan
01-21-2007, 02:59 AM
So apparently ther is rain now, playing with the roof closed, I dont think this is good, do you people think this is an advantage or disadvantage for Novak?

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 03:06 AM
I think I am going to cry if they show Serena at 3:30 taped instead of Novak.

TMJordan
01-21-2007, 03:11 AM
They dont have the balls too, this is Fed we are talking about, you have nothing to worry about ;)

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 03:15 AM
They dont have the balls too, this is Fed we are talking about, you have nothing to worry about ;)

The people in GM are scaring me :sad: They seem to think it's possible that ESPN won't show the match live. :(

TMJordan
01-21-2007, 03:21 AM
The people in GM are scaring me :sad: They seem to think it's possible that ESPN won't show the match live. :(

I hope they are not that stupid for your sake, but who knows :scared: I dont even get a chance to watch it on tv tho because Canada is gay and thinks showing a repete of figure skating is more important :fiery: I will have to watch it on the computer :rolleyes: you always have that if they dont put it on, hey its better than nothing!

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 03:23 AM
I hope they are not that stupid for your sake, but who knows :scared: I dont even get a chance to watch it on tv tho because Canada is gay and thinks showing a repete of figure skating is more important :fiery: I will have to watch it on the computer :rolleyes: you always have that if they dont put it on, hey its better than nothing!

I tried watching on the computer before and it didn't really work well :( And I don't like downloading a lot of weird unauthorized type stuff on my computer anymore since several of my computers have completely died on me.

If ESPN doesn't show it then I just get screwed. I am about to send them another email that will read "Thank god you don't get to mess up Roland Garros coverage anymore. LONG LIVE the TENNIS CHANNEL!"

TMJordan
01-21-2007, 03:26 AM
I hope its on for you, but I have a question, have they been talking about the match? like promoting it? like what they did 2 nights ago with Roddick/Safin? or are they not saying anything at all about Nole/Fed? :scared:

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 03:43 AM
I hope its on for you, but I have a question, have they been talking about the match? like promoting it? like what they did 2 nights ago with Roddick/Safin? or are they not saying anything at all about Nole/Fed? :scared:

I thought they had mentioned it yesterday but now they are talking about that match and didn't say anything about coverage.

Crap.

:sad:

TMJordan
01-21-2007, 03:49 AM
I thought they had mentioned it yesterday but now they are talking about that match and didn't say anything about coverage.

Crap.

:sad:

:eek:

Good Luck!

Scotso
01-21-2007, 03:53 AM
I tried watching on the computer before and it didn't really work well :( And I don't like downloading a lot of weird unauthorized type stuff on my computer anymore since several of my computers have completely died on me.

If ESPN doesn't show it then I just get screwed. I am about to send them another email that will read "Thank god you don't get to mess up Roland Garros coverage anymore. LONG LIVE the TENNIS CHANNEL!"

Well that doesn't help those of us who don't get the Tennis Channel. :sad: I have no idea what I'm going to do during Roland Garros. :sobbing: I hope my shitty cable company will get it by then, but I seriously doubt it will happen.

And if they don't show Federer vs. Nole, they're seriously retarded.

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 03:53 AM
Today is the worst day ever. Nole is going to lose and I can't even watch it live.

Scotso
01-21-2007, 03:53 AM
I won't be able to be online tonight, so cheer extra hard for me, guys.

I'm going to try to be awake for the match, so ESPN better show it live.

Ajde Nole! :bounce:

Scotso
01-21-2007, 03:54 AM
Today is the worst day ever. Nole is going to lose and I can't even watch it live.

How do you know that?

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 03:55 AM
Well that doesn't help those of us who don't get the Tennis Channel. :sad: I have no idea what I'm going to do during Roland Garros. :sobbing: I hope my shitty cable company will get it by then, but I seriously doubt it will happen.

And if they don't show Federer vs. Nole, they're seriously retarded.

It's ESPN, of course they're seriously retarded.

HEY JOURNALISTS WHO LURK ON MTF. YOU HEAR THAT? ESPN YOU BLOW.

Scotso
01-21-2007, 03:59 AM
They'll probably show it... and I'll believe that until I hear otherwise. They would have plenty of time to show Serena during the day tomorrow. They worship Federer.

Stop being so negative, that isn't going to help Nole.

TMJordan
01-21-2007, 04:00 AM
It's ESPN, of course they're seriously retarded.

HEY JOURNALISTS WHO LURK ON MTF. YOU HEAR THAT? ESPN YOU BLOW.

:rolls:

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 04:01 AM
They'll probably show it... and I'll believe that until I hear otherwise. They would have plenty of time to show Serena during the day tomorrow. They worship Federer.

Stop being so negative, that isn't going to help Nole.

Blame all the people in GM.

ESPN is talking about Novak a lot and not mentioning at ALL covering the match. :sad:

Scotso
01-21-2007, 04:03 AM
Well they WILL show it. Either tonight live or tomorrow on tape.

Anyway, I'm off now.

Ajde Nole! :rocker2:

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 04:07 AM
Well they WILL show it. Either tonight live or tomorrow on tape.

Anyway, I'm off now.

Ajde Nole! :rocker2:

Who wants to watch it tomorrow taped? I'd rather shoot myself in the arm than watch Novak play a match where I already know the result. It's like watching tape tennis, I find myself fast forwarding through the "boring" parts.

Magenta
01-21-2007, 06:18 AM
Words from Nole to Federer: "I have three words for him, He is going down! Wait, thats four words..."

:rolls:

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 06:20 AM
I heard about that. :rolls:

TMJordan
01-21-2007, 06:27 AM
:rolls:


Just over an hour now :bounce:

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 06:49 AM
:wavey: Awesome, someone else is still awake. :lol:

TMJordan
01-21-2007, 07:01 AM
Yep, I will be watching the match on the computer :o

I am getting tired :yawn: but I did do this two days ago with Safin so I think I should be fine ;)

Ajde Nole!

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 07:17 AM
Yep, I will be watching the match on the computer :o

I am getting tired :yawn: but I did do this two days ago with Safin so I think I should be fine ;)

Ajde Nole!

I am exhausted. :rolls:

TMJordan
01-21-2007, 07:25 AM
So is it gonna be on ESPN?

Leo
01-21-2007, 07:41 AM
Yep, it's on ESPN now. I'm up! I'm on a sleeping schedule of about 5 am to 1 pm, so I should be fine.

Has anyone spoken to Becca in a while? I downloaded Canadian Nationals skating stuff tonight, and omg Jeff is back and better than ever! His program was incredible and I've watched it 3 times in a half hour. :p 3rd consecutive National title.

TMJordan
01-21-2007, 07:42 AM
Yep, it's on ESPN now. I'm up! I'm on a sleeping schedule of about 5 am to 1 pm, so I should be fine.

Has anyone spoken to Becca in a while? I downloaded Canadian Nationals skating stuff tonight, and omg Jeff is back and better than ever! His program was incredible and I've watched it 3 times in a half hour. :p 3rd consecutive National title.

I dont know, I havent watched one second of it :o

I have to watch Nole on my small computer screen instead of my 55" Plasma :mad:

But I will be just as happy if Nole can win! Adje!

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 07:43 AM
I haven't talked to Becca in ages :lol:

But yayyy :D

ezekiel
01-21-2007, 07:45 AM
hey guys check out this stream , it's very good :worship:

mms://wm.streampower.be/vrt_vrtnieuws.net_hi

ezekiel
01-21-2007, 07:47 AM
Fed holds 1st game

Leo
01-21-2007, 07:50 AM
PMac already brought up that Fed "doesn't like Novak."

Alright, Nole saves a bp! Come on babe. Fed is playing better tonight already, way more focused.

Maya_4
01-21-2007, 07:50 AM
Ajde Nole!

PennyThePenguin
01-21-2007, 07:52 AM
Cmon Nole!!! :D

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 07:52 AM
PMac already brought up that Fed "doesn't like Novak."

Alright, Nole saves a bp! Come on babe. Fed is playing better tonight already, way more focused.

It's pretty clear that he doesn't. :lol: That's okay, I don't like Fed either :ras:

Maya_4
01-21-2007, 07:53 AM
What a point,bravo Nole

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 07:53 AM
Yay Novak holds!

Maya_4
01-21-2007, 07:53 AM
1:1,yes:D

TMJordan
01-21-2007, 07:54 AM
That was scary!

ezekiel
01-21-2007, 07:56 AM
some excellent tennis so far, Nole showing entire repertoir and coming to the net

1 all

Maya_4
01-21-2007, 07:57 AM
That was close!

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 07:58 AM
Novak doing well so far. Keep it up Nole!

Saumon
01-21-2007, 07:58 AM
I HATE gasquet! :fiery:

Maya_4
01-21-2007, 08:00 AM
15:30

Maya_4
01-21-2007, 08:01 AM
30:30 ajde Nole

PennyThePenguin
01-21-2007, 08:01 AM
is the SB any indication of how he's playing? he seems to be struggling on serve?

Maya_4
01-21-2007, 08:01 AM
40:30

Maya_4
01-21-2007, 08:02 AM
40:40 Ajde bre Nole

Maya_4
01-21-2007, 08:03 AM
Nooooooo 1:3

Maya_4
01-21-2007, 08:04 AM
Great Point 30:0

Saumon
01-21-2007, 08:04 AM
:awww:


VAMOS TOMMY!!!

Maya_4
01-21-2007, 08:06 AM
30:40 Ajde

Maya_4
01-21-2007, 08:06 AM
1:4 Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

TMJordan
01-21-2007, 08:06 AM
:fiery:

savesthedizzle
01-21-2007, 08:07 AM
Whover asked before, no he's not getting many first serves in... kind of sucks. But he's playing well once he gets into a point.

Just a crappy draw. Really. Most other guys would be losing to Nole still right now. :(