Novak in ROTTERDAM Thread (SF lost to Youzhny 3:6, 7:6 (9:7), 7:5)! [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Novak in ROTTERDAM Thread (SF lost to Youzhny 3:6, 7:6 (9:7), 7:5)!

MilanDokic
02-17-2007, 08:11 PM
Main Draw:

(1) Davydenko (RUS) vs. Soderling (SWE)
Gicquel (FRA) vs. Clement (FRA)
Simon (FRA) vs. Kohlschreiber (GER)
Qualifier (Qua) vs. (8) Stepanek (CZE)

(3) Ljubicic (CRO) vs. (WC) De Bakker (NED)
Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. O.Rochus (BEL)
Hrbaty (SVK) vs. Mayer (GER)
Monfils (FRA) vs. (7) Hewitt (AUS)


(6) Ferrer (ESP) vs. C.Rochus (BEL)
Vliegen (BEL) vs. Nieminen (FIN)
(WC) Haase (NED) vs. Qualifier (Qua)
Youzhny (RUS) vs. (4) Berdych (CZE)

(5) Djokovic (SRB) vs. Qualifier (Qua)
Qualifier (Qua) vs. Bracciali (ITA)
Bjorkman (SWE) vs. (WC)Verkerk (NED)
Qualifier (Qua) vs. (2) Robredo (ESP)

Update: He won't play doubles in Rotterdam!

Björki
02-17-2007, 08:55 PM
Nole :bounce:

uglyamerican
02-17-2007, 09:16 PM
Now that's any easy draw!

Anne-Claire
02-17-2007, 09:16 PM
Ajde Nole :)

Grofica
02-17-2007, 11:55 PM
At least semis :)
Ajde Novak :)

silverwhite
02-18-2007, 01:24 AM
Pretty good draw! :D

savesthedizzle
02-18-2007, 01:36 AM
Thank you draw gods. THANK YOU!

Novak Dj
02-18-2007, 07:59 AM
Thank you draw gods. THANK YOU!

It`s time for fourth picture in your signature. ;) Good luck Nole!

uglyamerican
02-18-2007, 04:24 PM
Novak's Q opponent is Florent Serra.

savesthedizzle
02-18-2007, 06:03 PM
It`s time for fourth picture in your signature. ;) Good luck Nole!

I agree :D :D

Novak's Q opponent is Florent Serra.

That loss in Cincy will be avenged.. Novak wasn't handling the conditions well there.

silverwhite
02-18-2007, 06:11 PM
Should be quite straightforward since Serra's been having a rather horrid year. Ajde! :p

uglyamerican
02-18-2007, 06:38 PM
Ђоковић!:rocker2:

CooCooCachoo
02-18-2007, 07:54 PM
Should be quite straightforward since Serra's been having a rather horrid year. Ajde! :p

Serra played very well in qualies. Won't be straight-forward at all.

MilanDokic
02-18-2007, 08:17 PM
Full main draw (bottom half):

http://www.novak-djokovic.com/vesti_images/zreb_rotterdam.jpg

Novak will play his 1st round match on Monday at 12.30 CET on centre Court!

savesthedizzle
02-18-2007, 08:19 PM
I'll get up for this match maybe.

I am a little bit scared about Serra, but I have faith :D

Scotso
02-18-2007, 11:03 PM
Good draw until Berdych/Youzhny.

silverwhite
02-19-2007, 12:34 AM
Serra played very well in qualies. Won't be straight-forward at all.

Didn't he lose a set to Sisjling or something? :shrug:

ezekiel
02-19-2007, 12:38 AM
Serra is a solid player, sort of like Youzhny so I think it's 50/50 at this point

CooCooCachoo
02-19-2007, 01:22 PM
Didn't he lose a set to Sisjling or something? :shrug:

Maybe Sijsling played really well as well :ras: (Didn't see the match, so I cannot tell). Anyways, Florent did well yesterday and also in practise after that, so you shouldn't judge :nerner:

Nole won 7-5 6-4 :)

CooCooCachoo
02-19-2007, 01:23 PM
Silvy, please support my plea for an Italian forum :D

Novak Dj
02-19-2007, 01:24 PM
According to livescore, both Serra and Nole served great, one break was enough for 2nd round. Good luck against Pavel. :wavey:

savesthedizzle
02-19-2007, 02:42 PM
Good job Novak :D

silverwhite
02-19-2007, 03:40 PM
Maybe Sijsling played really well as well :ras: (Didn't see the match, so I cannot tell). Anyways, Florent did well yesterday and also in practise after that, so you shouldn't judge :nerner:

Nole won 7-5 6-4 :)

It was 7-6 6-4 :rolleyes:

Next round against Pavel. :bounce:

Silvy, please support my plea for an Italian forum :D

I'll think about it. :angel:

Maya_4
02-19-2007, 05:14 PM
Bravo Nole majstore:worship: :woohoo:

ezekiel
02-19-2007, 07:37 PM
I found this report from the match
mms://media001.is.nl/ahoy-ondemand/wtt/iec2.wmv

here is a rip to download
http://www.rogepost.com/n/9679532418

Spanish_Powaa
02-19-2007, 07:52 PM
Well done Nole !! :)

Luka Matic
02-19-2007, 09:42 PM
Nice one...

Next is Andrei... He will make Nole fight a lot harder, than Florant did :unsure:

Anne-Claire
02-19-2007, 10:29 PM
Nice one...

Next is Andrei... He will make Nole fight a lot harder, than Florant did :unsure:

it was a tough match for Nole, and i can tell you that he had to fight a lot vs Florent who was playing well....

Grofica
02-19-2007, 10:55 PM
bravo Novak :banana:

ezekiel
02-19-2007, 11:01 PM
Nice one...

Next is Andrei... He will make Nole fight a lot harder, than Florant did :unsure:

Andrei Pavel is old and harmless at this point so Novak should win easily if he is at least playing well

CooCooCachoo
02-19-2007, 11:43 PM
Andrei Pavel is old and harmless at this point so Novak should win easily if he is at least playing well

:lol:

:ignore:

Danika
02-20-2007, 12:06 AM
Good job Novak :worship: !Good luck in the next round!

Scotso
02-20-2007, 02:05 AM
Nole :banana:

ezekiel
02-20-2007, 02:55 AM
:lol:

:ignore:


what's the deal? :rolleyes:
He used to be a decent player but is now 33 and out of top 100

CooCooCachoo
02-20-2007, 10:14 AM
what's the deal? :rolleyes:
He used to be a decent player but is now 33 and out of top 100

He had injuries, which is why he dropped so much. OK, his best days are behind him, but he can still play very, very well. I saw it myself.

CooCooCachoo
02-20-2007, 10:33 AM
Check out a clip of his match :D

http://www.ahoyweb.nl/wtt/media.cfm?media=mms://media001.is.nl/ahoy-ondemand/wtt/iec2.wmv

It starts with the fashion show and Söderling, but then it goes to Nole's match.

silverwhite
02-20-2007, 10:37 AM
Andrei Pavel is old and harmless at this point so Novak should win easily if he is at least playing well

:spit:

His fitness may be questionable but underestimate him at your own peril. I do think Novak will win, but not as easily as you think.

silverwhite
02-20-2007, 10:39 AM
Check out a clip of his match :D

http://www.ahoyweb.nl/wtt/media.cfm?media=mms://media001.is.nl/ahoy-ondemand/wtt/iec2.wmv

It starts with the fashion show and Söderling, but then it goes to Nole's match.

Soderilng is in Rotterdam? I guess he needed to get checked by the tournament doctor. :lol:

ezekiel
02-20-2007, 06:55 PM
:spit:

His fitness may be questionable but underestimate him at your own peril. I do think Novak will win, but not as easily as you think.

I am not the one to underestimate him and I do remember he played very well against Agassi at USO so there you have it , it's gonna be a great match :cool:

Maya_4
02-20-2007, 07:45 PM
Nole is going to kick some ass tomorow!;)
I think it's going to be an easy match for Nole!:yeah:

AJDE NOLE:worship:

ezekiel
02-20-2007, 10:50 PM
Centre

Vliegen v Ferrer 11:00

Henrych v Stepanek 12:30

Monfils v van Scheppingen 14:00

Damm/Paes v Ljubicic/de Bakker 16:00

de Voest v Verkerk 19:30

Djokovic v Pavel 21:00

savesthedizzle
02-21-2007, 12:23 AM
Yay that's a nice convenient time for me :D I don't have work tomorrow :D

Is there a live stream? I know I watched one last year.

ezekiel
02-21-2007, 12:27 AM
http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/centrecourttv/

savesthedizzle
02-21-2007, 12:33 AM
Thanks :)

Scotso
02-21-2007, 03:09 AM
Yes, Nole is going to kill him.

CooCooCachoo
02-21-2007, 09:59 AM
Soderilng is in Rotterdam? I guess he needed to get checked by the tournament doctor. :lol:

Yes, I think so. He just took part in promotional activities and is probably gone already.

Kaatje
02-21-2007, 02:41 PM
Probably most of you don't speak dutch but if you go to the link of the centre court tv, a frame opens. If you click on "interviews with oa. Hewitt" a video will start. During this video is also a little interview with Novak!!

savesthedizzle
02-21-2007, 03:43 PM
Probably most of you don't speak dutch but if you go to the link of the centre court tv, a frame opens. If you click on "interviews with oa. Hewitt" a video will start. During this video is also a little interview with Novak!!

Thanks :D

uglyamerican
02-21-2007, 07:56 PM
2 points left in the match before Novak's

ezekiel
02-21-2007, 09:22 PM
he can't win a TB this year
6-7 1st set

savesthedizzle
02-21-2007, 09:31 PM
Ever since those two lost tbs in Paris last year against PHM he has been crap at them :(

Nole lost his mojo. :sad:

Novak Dj
02-21-2007, 09:55 PM
2nd set better 6:1, ajde Nole!

Saumon
02-21-2007, 10:32 PM
he won :D

uglyamerican
02-21-2007, 10:33 PM
He must have figured something out. I don't know what the people in PAW are thinking this week. A lot of them had Pavel (and Simon).

savesthedizzle
02-21-2007, 10:40 PM
Thank goodness he got through that :) :rocker2:

silverwhite
02-22-2007, 06:13 AM
:bounce:

Boredo up next (don't think he'll lose to De Voest :tape: ). Ajde! :devil:

CooCooCachoo
02-22-2007, 06:44 AM
Nice QF :)

No, Tommy won't lose to De Voest. In fact, no one in the MD would have lost to De Voest, but for Verkerk.

CooCooCachoo
02-22-2007, 06:44 AM
Oh and Bracciali maybe.

CooCooCachoo
02-22-2007, 06:45 AM
Toernooidirecteur Richard Krajicek verwacht veel in de toekomst van Djokovic: “Mijn verwachting is dat hij eind 2007 in de top-5 van de wereldranglijst zal staan.”


Krajicek expects Nole to be in the Top 5 of the world at the end of this year :speakles:

delsa
02-22-2007, 06:49 AM
Nole! :yeah:

Krajicek! :worship:

CooCooCachoo
02-22-2007, 10:17 AM
I hope he is right ;)

savesthedizzle
02-22-2007, 01:46 PM
Krajicek expects Nole to be in the Top 5 of the world at the end of this year :speakles:

I posted that in the other thread :D

:speakles: was pretty much my thought. :rolls:

ezekiel
02-22-2007, 09:34 PM
Krajicek expects Nole to be in the Top 5 of the world at the end of this year :speakles:


not a very bold prediction :o

he just has to make a real mark in masters events

ATP Masters Series Madrid Spain 125
ATP Masters Series Hamburg Germany 50
ATP Masters Series 35
ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo 20
ATP Masters Series 20
ATP Masters Series Paris France 5
ATP Masters Series Indian Wells 5
ATP Masters Series Canada Toronto, Canada - 0


basically just has to pick up a 1000 pts from masters events to get into top 5 . Right now he has only 260 pts from masters out of possible 4000 . There is no reason why he shouldn't pick more points especially with the good ranking he has now which means not getting top guys in the 1st round

silverwhite
02-23-2007, 04:11 AM
Krajicek expects Nole to be in the Top 5 of the world at the end of this year :speakles:

It's definitely not inconceivable. He might need a certain amount of help from the draw gods at the Grand Slams though (i.e. not draw Federer too early :o ).

silverwhite
02-23-2007, 04:12 AM
Oh yes. Ajde against Boredo! :rocker2:

uglyamerican
02-23-2007, 05:15 AM
It's definitely not inconceivable. He might need a certain amount of help from the draw gods at the Grand Slams though (i.e. not draw Federer too early :o ).


That's why getting to the top 12 is important. In the 13-16 group you have a 25% chance of drawing Federer in the 4th round. And another 25% of drawing Nadal in the 4th.

silverwhite
02-23-2007, 05:29 AM
That's why getting to the top 12 is important. In the 13-16 group you have a 25% chance of drawing Federer in the 4th round. And another 25% of drawing Nadal in the 4th.

I reckon he could beat Nadal at Wimby or at the USO. :p

uglyamerican
02-23-2007, 05:37 AM
I reckon he could beat Nadal at Wimby or at the USO. :p

Maybe. Mostly it's the Federer avoidance.

I think Novak should be a contender to break Nadal's clay streak.

silverwhite
02-23-2007, 05:41 AM
Maybe. Mostly it's the Federer avoidance.

I think Novak should be a contender to break Nadal's clay streak.

True.

It's a possibility but 1) Nadal turned it up last year as the claycourt season approached, after a mini-slump and 2) I think Novak has a better chance at Wimby and the USO. :p

uglyamerican
02-23-2007, 05:45 AM
True.

It's a possibility but 1) Nadal turned it up last year as the claycourt season approached, after a mini-slump and 2) I think Novak has a better chance at Wimby and the USO. :p

I would make Novak the favorite at Wimbledon. We'll see if I can get up in time for the match tomorrow.

Kaatje
02-23-2007, 12:15 PM
You can follow the match on centre court tv: http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/centrecourttv/

savesthedizzle
02-23-2007, 12:55 PM
Blah I have to go to work... hopefully he can take this to three and win it. :scared:

silverwhite
02-23-2007, 02:20 PM
Boredo :bigwave:

Youzhny up next :unsure:

PennyThePenguin
02-23-2007, 02:24 PM
:woohoo:

Saumon
02-23-2007, 02:30 PM
phew, it was close!
so cute, he hugged his parents :p

time for a revenge from Marseille ;)

belco
02-23-2007, 02:33 PM
CMonnnnnnnnnnn Nole

another title would be sweet :)

Saumon
02-23-2007, 02:35 PM
indeed :p

uglyamerican
02-23-2007, 02:42 PM
time for a revenge from Marseille ;)

He will get it done.

Anne-Claire
02-23-2007, 02:45 PM
what a match :bounce: well done Nole :yeah:

Maya_4
02-23-2007, 04:16 PM
It was great match,but I hope he will play better tomorow against Youzhny!

Novak Dj
02-23-2007, 05:36 PM
Nole had problems to finish both sets, but it ended great. Congrats for another SF. Good luck against Misha!

CooCooCachoo
02-23-2007, 06:38 PM
Tommy :sad: But Nole :woohoo: I was torn :shrug: I really don't know who I wanted to win :eek:

But I want Nole to beat Youzhny ;) Even though it will be very tough.

savesthedizzle
02-23-2007, 11:53 PM
Nole MUST get revenge :D :armed: OR ELSE.

savesthedizzle
02-23-2007, 11:54 PM
Question: What is this trophy like? If it's odd, then you know Nole has a shot :)

Scotso
02-23-2007, 11:55 PM
Nice day for bloody revenge. C'mon Nole! :banana:

uglyamerican
02-24-2007, 12:42 AM
Question: What is this trophy like? If it's odd, then you know Nole has a shot :)

I think we may be in business. The last one I can find a pic of is 2005. It looks like an ugly silver hub-cap.

savesthedizzle
02-24-2007, 12:56 AM
I think we may be in business. The last one I can find a pic of is 2005. It looks like an ugly silver hub-cap.

That is a good omen. :D

silverwhite
02-24-2007, 02:46 AM
Tommy :sad: But Nole :woohoo: I was torn :shrug: I really don't know who I wanted to win :eek:

But I want Nole to beat Youzhny ;) Even though it will be very tough.

:eek:

Great that Nole is starting to push Boredo down your list of favourites. :angel:

PennyThePenguin
02-24-2007, 07:23 AM
That is a good omen. :D

:haha: :haha: fetish for weird trophies?

Saumon
02-24-2007, 11:45 AM
He would have won Marseille if they still had the hand with a ball in it *sigh*

http://sport.ard.de/sp/komponente/bildergalerie/tennis/200311/img/17_marseille_dpa_300.jpg

The good news is that he'll definitly win Bercy someday! :D And Doha! And Dubai! :p

Saumon
02-24-2007, 02:52 PM
another lost TB :( and he had a MP :sobbing:

CooCooCachoo
02-24-2007, 03:20 PM
It's a very good and entertaining match :D

Sad he lost the tie-break, and that he gave away a break in the third :sad: But he can still win :)

Saumon
02-24-2007, 03:21 PM
yep, they're both playing well :yeah: great match so far!

CooCooCachoo
02-24-2007, 03:44 PM
Nole failed to convert two more MPs. But it really was not his fault; he had no real chance.

Great match. Youzhny serving for the match now.

silverwhite
02-24-2007, 03:53 PM
Nole :sobbing:

He led 4-1* in the TB too...

uglyamerican
02-24-2007, 03:58 PM
another lost TB :( and he had a MP :sobbing:

But on Youzhny's serve. Good high level of play for the most part. Both made a few mental errors, but a lot more winners. After Youzny broke back in the third, it seemed like it would go his way.

A little too much chest thumping for my liking, boys.;)

Anne-Claire
02-24-2007, 04:11 PM
:sad: I just left the court, that was a beautiful match to see, unfortunately the win didn t come at the end for Nole but that was very a high level tennis game and the atmosphere was great...
Though, I still don t know why nole is making so many dropshots.... it really doesnt work

Novak Dj
02-24-2007, 04:15 PM
:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

Saumon
02-24-2007, 04:18 PM
A little too much chest thumping for my liking, boys.;)

especially when he saved that BP at 4-4 :tape:

uglyamerican
02-24-2007, 04:24 PM
What a couple of divas. I guess if the crowd responds to it...

I don't see much point of Novak going to Dubai. Unless he wants the $$$.

Anne-Claire
02-24-2007, 04:27 PM
What a couple of divas. I guess if the crowd responds to it...

I don't see much point of Novak going to Dubai. Unless he wants the $$$.

At the beginning of the week, he told us that he won t go to Dubai if he goes far in Rotterdam... I think that he s gonna withdraw but strange that he s still in the list...

uglyamerican
02-24-2007, 04:32 PM
At the beginning of the week, he told us that he won t go to Dubai if he goes far in Rotterdam... I think that he s gonna withdraw but strange that he s still in the list...

There used to be a rule that you couldn't withdraw from a list until you were finished in the other tournament. I don't know if that is still in effect.

ezekiel
02-24-2007, 08:52 PM
At the beginning of the week, he told us that he won t go to Dubai if he goes far in Rotterdam... I think that he s gonna withdraw but strange that he s still in the list...

I know today was tough but I'd like to see him go as he didnt play there before. Should meet Federer in the quarters

Scotso
02-25-2007, 12:20 AM
Damnit to hell! :mad:

We were so friggin close to a Nole vs. Nikolay final. :fiery:

PennyThePenguin
02-25-2007, 01:25 AM
:awww:

Björki
02-25-2007, 10:43 AM
Nole :sad:

Maya_4
02-25-2007, 11:35 AM
I'm still in SHOCK :eek: He had 3MP:eek: :sad: :bigcry:

Scotso
02-25-2007, 03:41 PM
Hopefully he'll learn from it.

But that avatar, mmmm. There's nothing sexier than having just a little glimpse at a treasure trail.

ezekiel
02-25-2007, 03:43 PM
he lost Stepanek a similar one last year in Rotterdam also , not to mention a similar defeat to Youzhny again in Marseille last week . Some bitter defeats and I hope it makes him tougher in the long term