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01-30-2013 07:55 PM
Yolita
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

Very good article: I was very interested to read how Vajda lived the whole Todd Martin situation. Vayda is a wise man. He's the perfect coach for "holistic" Nole. It's not just about the tennis.

Congratulations, Marian.
01-30-2013 06:27 PM
tektonac
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

coach vajda >> coach lendl
01-30-2013 06:24 PM
Alex999
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

It is my personal pleasure to see Fed fans showing up at any thread related to Nole. are we being jealous lately boys? Fed has enough money to get the egg himself, or get a nutritionist to help him with a gluten free diet.
01-30-2013 06:14 PM
Lodger Federer
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

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Originally Posted by atennisfan View Post
how interesting.

before, camp djokovic kept mentioning the gluten free diet as the explanation why his stamina did a 180 degree turnaround.

the two statements aren't mutually exclusive. He didnt say it was the only reason for his turnaround.
01-30-2013 03:53 PM
Serverer
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

01-30-2013 03:50 PM
cveks
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

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Originally Posted by Nole Rules View Post
Nole haters should blame Melzer then. It's all because of that bastard.
this
01-30-2013 01:15 PM
EliSter
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

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Originally Posted by BroTree123 View Post
His rise was inevitable.
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Originally Posted by asmazif View Post
it was finally confirmed in the Miami 2011 QF.
01-30-2013 01:02 PM
Adri89
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

Sorry, but I don't share the opinion of Vajda. Probably the Melzer's loss was an important moment of Novak's season in 2010, because it was the first time (and only time until now) he lost a match after being two sets up, and a break, being the large favorite. For such a strong player mentally and even physically (he wasn't that good physically at the time but don't forget he could handle longs matchs : Monfils at the USO, Baggy at Wimbledon, Patience at the FO...), it had to be a shock, especially because he wasn't confident at all in his game at this moment.

So I guess, after this loss Novak worked maybe harder, said himself that he had to try harder to become the best player in the world. But to be honest, his level didn't change a lot in the second part of the year. Yes, he did goods results in GS (SF and F) but as it was mentionned, he was quite lucky in those runs and it could have finished both times very early (Rochus and Troicki).

The turning point for me will stay his match against Monfils in the DC. The first day, against Simon, his level was the same than during the rest of the season. Very up and down, nothing special. Then Serbia was down 1-2 and Djoko had to save the nation against Monfils. He played a fantastic match. It was like he wanted to win all the points, all the game. He was so dominant during this match. The difference between this match and the Simon's match was huge. Monfils had a great reaction in the third if you ask me, but still lost 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.... During this match, for the first time, Djokovic showed the level he would have during the 2011's season until the USO. Moreover, he was offensive during this match, a lot more than today. With the pression of DC, he could repel his limits and become this day "Djokovic 2.0" as you say on this board.

I remember exactly this moment, because I was was starting to think at the end of 2010 after his loss against Nadal in the USO that probably Djoko would never fulfill his potential and was unlucky to play in the same era than Federer and Nadal. That all the big losses he had against them in GS and MS had affect his confidence too much. For me, 2011 was the year or never. If Djokovic didn't pass the next step this year, I think he would have never had. But he did it in an unexpected proporition...
01-30-2013 12:37 PM
BauerAlmeida
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

I thought that the Fed match at the USO and the Davis Cup final were the turning points (although the effect of a win is different than the one of a loss, obviously).

When he lost this match I thought he was never coming back to his old form again, then he had a good Wimbledon but got destroyed by Berdych. At the USO he showed flashes of what was coming the following year, to bad he had nothing in the tank against Nadal after the first two sets.
01-30-2013 12:17 PM
rocketassist
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

The turning point was the Troicki 1st rounder at the USO- Troicki (LOL) had 15-40 to go *4-1 up in the fourth set. Novak held, and the rest is history.
01-30-2013 11:56 AM
Nole Rules
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

Nole haters should blame Melzer then. It's all because of that bastard.
01-30-2013 11:54 AM
Hewitt =Legend
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

Pretty sure his two losses against B-Nard at Kooyong and the Hopman Slam were the turning points, but whatever floats your boat Vajda...
01-30-2013 11:52 AM
Sri
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

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Originally Posted by pray-for-palestine-and-israel View Post
he was always a great player- had it not been for todd martin nadal has no chance of winning 3 in 2010
This.
01-30-2013 11:49 AM
atennisfan
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

how interesting.

before, camp djokovic kept mentioning the gluten free diet as the explanation why his stamina did a 180 degree turnaround.
01-30-2013 11:38 AM
pray-for-palestine-and-israel
Re: Marian Vajda: Defeat from Melzer was turning point in Djokovic career

he was always a great player- had it not been for todd martin nadal has no chance of winning 3 in 2010
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