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10-13-2012 12:37 PM
Winner Seaker
Re: Honest assessment of Novak's year by his fans

Nole should step up and take at least 3 GS in next year. He can do that. Nadal is probably out due his grinding game and injuries which his game caused to his body. Federer will be 1 year older, and probably little slower , and Murray is only real competition to him for this slams.

I dont see who else can win slams next year except this 4 guys.
10-13-2012 12:32 PM
Alaricus
Re: Honest assessment of Novak's year by his fans

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So you can't prove it is better?
I explained why the burden of proof is not on me and you did not provide counterargument. Therefore, you lost yet another argument.
10-12-2012 06:44 AM
manadrainer
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Originally Posted by Topspindoctor View Post
Djoker still having nightmares after the USO. He was righfully the best player player of the year, even after sickness allowed Noserer to beat him at Wimby

Too bad tennis matches aren't decided by skill these days, but by who the particular tennis association favors with scheduling and weather conditions because yanks can't afford a roof over AA.
no surprise you're a Nadal fan with that statement.

On topic: I am not a fan although I like Nole a lot, and I say his year has been good, one shouldn't expect he repeats 2011 every year.

If he wins WTF it'll be a great year.
10-11-2012 09:30 PM
BigJohn
Re: Honest assessment of Novak's year by his fans

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Originally Posted by 5555 View Post
You put burden of proof on yourself only if you make an allegation of fact. In this case, I merely stated my personal opinion, and therefore I did not put burden of proof on myself.
So you can't prove it is better?
10-11-2012 04:37 PM
johnny tsunami
Re: Honest assessment of Novak's year by his fans

it was a good year but its hard seeing him get so close and lose.
10-11-2012 03:32 PM
MIMIC
Re: Honest assessment of Novak's year by his fans

As a fan, I would say that it was decent...but that's only because I usually have high expectations.
10-11-2012 03:07 PM
Alaricus
Re: Honest assessment of Novak's year by his fans

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Do you have proof it is better?
You put burden of proof on yourself only if you make an allegation of fact. In this case, I merely stated my personal opinion, and therefore I did not put burden of proof on myself.
10-06-2012 11:12 AM
Ash86
Re: Honest assessment of Novak's year by his fans

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It was a good year, but I'll wait till it's over to make some final statements. If Nole finishes as #1, which is all I want atm, life is good. the only bad taste in my mouth is when he lost to Rafa at RG. Nole had a momentum and it was gone when it started raining. Also, he should've won that first set against Murray at the USO, but he was too casual and cost him the match at the end. well, kudos to Muzza, I'm the first one who is against should've, would've, could've but I just can't help it.
What?! He only got the momentum because the weather turned and conditions became bad. He was losing 2 sets and a break before the bad weather and even when they stopped play Nadal was up 2 sets to 1 and down a single break early in the fourth so it's hardly like Novak was close to winning that match and deserved to win it. Nadal had a FAR better tournament in every aspect - didn't lose a set on clay ALL season until that match and that was when the conditions favoured Novak rather than Nadal by a fair margin. Nadal dominated good claycourt players like Ferrer whilst Novak nearly lost to Tsonga. So really, though I get Novak fans being sad that he missed out on the chance of 4 in a row, they can't in all honesty say Novak would have been more deserving of that title than Nadal. Nadal was comfortably the best on clay this season. Novak was, and should be, very happy to get to his first final.
10-06-2012 04:35 AM
Transcender
Re: Honest assessment of Novak's year by his fans

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I hate it when trolls come on to these threads. It was perfectly civil the first few pages and then deteriorated.

Last year was a dream. He was just so on top of his game. This year- his form dropped a bit, he was weaker somewhat mentally and appeared a little out of it at times and still came out with a pretty good year: 2 MS, multiple finals, 1 GS etc. He has a very good chance at year end No. 1 as well.

I think he made a mistake in explicitly targeting 2 events. While one should schedule carefully, I think he didn't focus as much as he should have.

The pressure will be off of him a bit now and I'm very excited for the new rivalries in tennis. When everyone plays well, it's a win-win for tennis.
They aren't troll's, this is the main board, you can't expect it to be just for Nole fans when it's on the main board, go post it in Nole's forum if you want it to be just for his fans.
10-06-2012 03:13 AM
Chemokine
Re: Honest assessment of Novak's year by his fans

I hate it when trolls come on to these threads. It was perfectly civil the first few pages and then deteriorated.

Last year was a dream. He was just so on top of his game. This year- his form dropped a bit, he was weaker somewhat mentally and appeared a little out of it at times and still came out with a pretty good year: 2 MS, multiple finals, 1 GS etc. He has a very good chance at year end No. 1 as well.

I think he made a mistake in explicitly targeting 2 events. While one should schedule carefully, I think he didn't focus as much as he should have.

The pressure will be off of him a bit now and I'm very excited for the new rivalries in tennis. When everyone plays well, it's a win-win for tennis.
10-06-2012 01:33 AM
Alex999
Re: Honest assessment of Novak's year by his fans

It was a good year, but I'll wait till it's over to make some final statements. If Nole finishes as #1, which is all I want atm, life is good. the only bad taste in my mouth is when he lost to Rafa at RG. Nole had a momentum and it was gone when it started raining. Also, he should've won that first set against Murray at the USO, but he was too casual and cost him the match at the end. well, kudos to Muzza, I'm the first one who is against should've, would've, could've but I just can't help it.
10-06-2012 12:34 AM
Topspindoctor
Re: Honest assessment of Novak's year by his fans

Djoker still having nightmares after the USO. He was righfully the best player player of the year, even after sickness allowed Noserer to beat him at Wimby

Too bad tennis matches aren't decided by skill these days, but by who the particular tennis association favors with scheduling and weather conditions because yanks can't afford a roof over AA.
10-06-2012 12:21 AM
Edda
Re: Honest assessment of Novak's year by his fans

Not a fan but, as with most players, a bit of burnout is inevitable with the punishing schedule of matches. It wasn't a bad year by most standards but, by his, probably yes.
10-05-2012 06:50 PM
duong
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IMO Djokovic was playing at his own limit at times last year. This year, he plays mostly within himself, and when he tries to push it to that limit, he has often made mistakes. To me that is normal in my experience (more so than the opposite, though it does sometimes happen). Not being able to bring ones very best in the biggest matches is also normal.
well, my impression rather was that top-players usually bring their very best in these matches.
And I don't have the impression that in the years before 2011, Djokovic was the kind of player who couldn't usually bring his best in biggest matches.
This year he tended to make errors when he tried to be more aggressive, it's true, whereas being less aggressive was enough to beat less good players, and of course it was more visible in big matches.
10-05-2012 04:46 PM
duarte_a
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As an ardent Novak fan, I can say his season has been vulturetastic.
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