Novak News!! - Page 209 - MensTennisForums.com

MensTennisForums.com

MenstennisForums.com is the premier Men's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

Closed Thread

Old 08-15-2010, 03:58 PM   #3121
country flag pica_pica
Registered User
 
pica_pica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,597
pica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

He sounds positive That takes off my worries

I always know Nole's a fighter
__________________
"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same"

Believe in yourself, Novak.
That's all I ask of you.

2011 & 2014 Wimbledon. 2011 US Open.
2008, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Australian Open.
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 2011
pica_pica is offline View My Blog!  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 08-15-2010, 05:13 PM   #3122
country flag pica_pica
Registered User
 
pica_pica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,597
pica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

http://www.gototennisblog.com/2010/0...ssing-himself/


Novak and Roger exchanged frank words during the handshake:

Federer:
Quote:
He (Djokovic) told me he thought I should have won the match earlier. I deserved the victory. And I was like ‘Yeah, I kind of agree.’” (laughter) “But I’m still happy I won either way. You know, he’s a good sport.“
__________________
"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same"

Believe in yourself, Novak.
That's all I ask of you.

2011 & 2014 Wimbledon. 2011 US Open.
2008, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Australian Open.
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 2011
pica_pica is offline View My Blog!  
Old 08-15-2010, 07:41 PM   #3123
country flag Nole fan
The new era of SuperNovak
 
Nole fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 14,371
Nole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by pica_pica View Post
http://www.gototennisblog.com/2010/0...ssing-himself/


Novak and Roger exchanged frank words during the handshake:

Federer:


Federer never gives easy praise and most of the time he sounds so arrogant... but maybe that's preferable than Nadal saying "if I don't play my best tennis it's impossible to win bla bla bla". I resent Novak praising too much and saying things everytime like "I was lucky I won" and things like that. Shows low self-esteem. Lucky you won? I'm sure you did something in the process.
Seriously I prefer old Nole all cocky and full of himself than this, good sport or not.
__________________

Either you get him or you don't.

Novak Djokovic nº1!

The Golden Era of Novak: Australian Open * Dubai * Indian Wells * Miami * Belgrade * Madrid * Rome * Wimbledon * Montreal * US Open * Abu Dhabi * Australian Open * Miami * Toronto * China * Shanghai * World Tour Finals 2012 * Australian Open 2013 * Dubai * Montecarlo * Beijing * Shanghai * Paris * WTF * Indian Wells * Miami * Rome * WIMBLEDON 2014
Federer to Nole: "Amazing year. Amazing tournament. Amazing match. You are THE BEST!"
Nole fan is offline View My Blog!  
Old 08-15-2010, 08:09 PM   #3124
country flag Amber Spyglass
Registered User
 
Amber Spyglass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: "I think we are in rats alley,where the dead men lost their bones"
Posts: 2,692
Amber Spyglass has a reputation beyond reputeAmber Spyglass has a reputation beyond reputeAmber Spyglass has a reputation beyond reputeAmber Spyglass has a reputation beyond reputeAmber Spyglass has a reputation beyond reputeAmber Spyglass has a reputation beyond reputeAmber Spyglass has a reputation beyond reputeAmber Spyglass has a reputation beyond reputeAmber Spyglass has a reputation beyond reputeAmber Spyglass has a reputation beyond reputeAmber Spyglass has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nole fan View Post
Federer never gives easy praise and most of the time he sounds so arrogant... but maybe that's preferable than Nadal saying "if I don't play my best tennis it's impossible to win bla bla bla". I resent Novak praising too much and saying things everytime like "I was lucky I won" and things like that. Shows low self-esteem. Lucky you won? I'm sure you did something in the process.
Seriously I prefer old Nole all cocky and full of himself than this, good sport or not.
I understand what you're saying cos I think it too sometimes but not so much in this case.When he said Fed should have won earlier I think he meant it in the kind of sense that a top player should never let a lead of a set and a break slip(like how he was disgusted with himself after the Melzer match),but once he did get back into it it was clear from his presser that he thought he was the better player,from the back of the court.I liked how he said that in the first set he played a terrible amount of unforced errors while Fed played good,unlike the commies suggesting that it was just Fed playing amazing and Novak's bad play had nothing to do with it .I think Novak knows exactly how that match was won and lost,he knows it wasn't a case of too good
Amber Spyglass is offline View My Blog!  
Old 08-15-2010, 08:40 PM   #3125
country flag Nole fan
The new era of SuperNovak
 
Nole fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 14,371
Nole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amber Spyglass View Post
I understand what you're saying cos I think it too sometimes but not so much in this case.When he said Fed should have won earlier I think he meant it in the kind of sense that a top player should never let a lead of a set and a break slip(like how he was disgusted with himself after the Melzer match),but once he did get back into it it was clear from his presser that he thought he was the better player,from the back of the court.I liked how he said that in the first set he played a terrible amount of unforced errors while Fed played good,unlike the commies suggesting that it was just Fed playing amazing and Novak's bad play had nothing to do with it .I think Novak knows exactly how that match was won and lost,he knows it wasn't a case of too good
I agree. Actually something one of the commentators said made me wonder... He said: "Imagine if Djokovic wins this match without a serve, that would be impressive". And it's true, he was close to win it and he was playing with his second serve most of the time. So that tells me that when he gets his serve back he will be able to beat Federer consistently. At least this Federer. Roger played brilliantly during the first set, but Novak was missing easy shots, it wasn't him on the court, even Roger acknowledged that. I think these two players are struggling right now with their games, playing at intervals their best games and at other intervals making a lot of UEs.
__________________

Either you get him or you don't.

Novak Djokovic nº1!

The Golden Era of Novak: Australian Open * Dubai * Indian Wells * Miami * Belgrade * Madrid * Rome * Wimbledon * Montreal * US Open * Abu Dhabi * Australian Open * Miami * Toronto * China * Shanghai * World Tour Finals 2012 * Australian Open 2013 * Dubai * Montecarlo * Beijing * Shanghai * Paris * WTF * Indian Wells * Miami * Rome * WIMBLEDON 2014
Federer to Nole: "Amazing year. Amazing tournament. Amazing match. You are THE BEST!"
Nole fan is offline View My Blog!  
Old 08-15-2010, 11:55 PM   #3126
country flag Nole fan
The new era of SuperNovak
 
Nole fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 14,371
Nole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

From Peter Bodo's blog, written by assistant Jackie Roe. I thought it was funny what he/she wrote about Nole.

Quote:
Djokovic presser.

* This may have been my very first Nole presser, at any tournament. Anxious to see him in that context in real life.
* Looked very "king of the castle" in the chair, with both arms on the arm rests and legs spread apart.
* Confident speaker. Articulate. Thoughtful analysis of the match and his/Fed's games. Likable. Charismatic. Not negative, like I had expected after the loss.
* Was unsatisfied with all of the unforced errors but overall felt that the tournament was a success.
__________________

Either you get him or you don't.

Novak Djokovic nº1!

The Golden Era of Novak: Australian Open * Dubai * Indian Wells * Miami * Belgrade * Madrid * Rome * Wimbledon * Montreal * US Open * Abu Dhabi * Australian Open * Miami * Toronto * China * Shanghai * World Tour Finals 2012 * Australian Open 2013 * Dubai * Montecarlo * Beijing * Shanghai * Paris * WTF * Indian Wells * Miami * Rome * WIMBLEDON 2014
Federer to Nole: "Amazing year. Amazing tournament. Amazing match. You are THE BEST!"
Nole fan is offline View My Blog!  
Old 08-16-2010, 12:16 AM   #3127
country flag Jade Fox
Registered User
 
Jade Fox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: In a magical place where my faves don't suck balls
Age: 32
Posts: 6,221
Jade Fox has a reputation beyond reputeJade Fox has a reputation beyond reputeJade Fox has a reputation beyond reputeJade Fox has a reputation beyond reputeJade Fox has a reputation beyond reputeJade Fox has a reputation beyond reputeJade Fox has a reputation beyond reputeJade Fox has a reputation beyond reputeJade Fox has a reputation beyond reputeJade Fox has a reputation beyond reputeJade Fox has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amber Spyglass View Post
I understand what you're saying cos I think it too sometimes but not so much in this case.When he said Fed should have won earlier I think he meant it in the kind of sense that a top player should never let a lead of a set and a break slip(like how he was disgusted with himself after the Melzer match),but once he did get back into it it was clear from his presser that he thought he was the better player,from the back of the court.I liked how he said that in the first set he played a terrible amount of unforced errors while Fed played good,unlike the commies suggesting that it was just Fed playing amazing and Novak's bad play had nothing to do with it .I think Novak knows exactly how that match was won and lost,he knows it wasn't a case of too good
This. He almost handed that match to Roger on a big shiny silver platter. Maybe now he realizes when in form he can still compete with the top 5 guys and move forward.
__________________
Main Husbands
The Serbian Moron
That Pasty Scottish Bloke

The side pieces
The Sweet but Dopey Argentine
The Bulgarian Headcase
That Douche from Australia

And when the daylight's fading we're gonna play in the dark til it's golden again
Jade Fox is offline View My Blog!  
Old 08-16-2010, 05:02 AM   #3128
country flag pica_pica
Registered User
 
pica_pica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,597
pica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

Quote:
* Confident speaker. Articulate. Thoughtful analysis of the match and his/Fed's games. Likable. Charismatic. Not negative, like I had expected after the loss.
* Was unsatisfied with all of the unforced errors but overall felt that the tournament was a success.
Like this. I'll put Novak and Roger in the same category in terms of speaking ability. Both are confident and eloquent in speeches.
__________________
"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same"

Believe in yourself, Novak.
That's all I ask of you.

2011 & 2014 Wimbledon. 2011 US Open.
2008, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Australian Open.
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 2011
pica_pica is offline View My Blog!  
Old 08-16-2010, 02:14 PM   #3129
country flag Nole fan
The new era of SuperNovak
 
Nole fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 14,371
Nole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

Win over Djokovic means Federer returns to No. 2
Tennis.com - Sunday, August 15, 2010

Roger Federer escapes a three-setter for the second day in a row, defeating Novak Djokovic 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 in the semifinals of Toronto, a day after edging Tomas Berdych in a deciding tiebreak.

Federer led by a set and 2-0 before Djokovic steadied himself, and was again up a break in the third before a patch of errors cost him the lead once more. Djokovic held two break points at 4-5, smashing his racquet on the changeover after failing to convert.

"He put his foot in the door before I could close it," said Federer. "He showed greatness tonight."

"It's a little bit frustrating that I haven't used the opportunity I had in the end, but, you know, he was realistically a better player today," said Djokovic. "I was too impatient, and as soon as I started putting one ball more than him in the rally, I won most of the points."

The result means that Federer will return to No. 2 in the rankings while Djokovic drops to No. 3.
__________________

Either you get him or you don't.

Novak Djokovic nº1!

The Golden Era of Novak: Australian Open * Dubai * Indian Wells * Miami * Belgrade * Madrid * Rome * Wimbledon * Montreal * US Open * Abu Dhabi * Australian Open * Miami * Toronto * China * Shanghai * World Tour Finals 2012 * Australian Open 2013 * Dubai * Montecarlo * Beijing * Shanghai * Paris * WTF * Indian Wells * Miami * Rome * WIMBLEDON 2014
Federer to Nole: "Amazing year. Amazing tournament. Amazing match. You are THE BEST!"
Nole fan is offline View My Blog!  
Old 08-16-2010, 05:37 PM   #3130
country flag pica_pica
Registered User
 
pica_pica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,597
pica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

Federer's attitude towards Nole was drastically changed compared to 2 years before.
__________________
"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same"

Believe in yourself, Novak.
That's all I ask of you.

2011 & 2014 Wimbledon. 2011 US Open.
2008, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Australian Open.
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 2011
pica_pica is offline View My Blog!  
Old 08-16-2010, 08:02 PM   #3131
country flag Nole fan
The new era of SuperNovak
 
Nole fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 14,371
Nole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by pica_pica View Post
Federer's attitude towards Nole was drastically changed compared to 2 years before.
Mainly because Novak has bowed to him a lot these last years...

Said that, my mum and dad, truly objective casual tennis fans, despised old Djokovic and adore the new one. I think that's the pattern with most casual tennis fans. Being the showman he is and how nice he is to everyone, people love him right now. I'm not sure which Nole I prefer.
__________________

Either you get him or you don't.

Novak Djokovic nº1!

The Golden Era of Novak: Australian Open * Dubai * Indian Wells * Miami * Belgrade * Madrid * Rome * Wimbledon * Montreal * US Open * Abu Dhabi * Australian Open * Miami * Toronto * China * Shanghai * World Tour Finals 2012 * Australian Open 2013 * Dubai * Montecarlo * Beijing * Shanghai * Paris * WTF * Indian Wells * Miami * Rome * WIMBLEDON 2014
Federer to Nole: "Amazing year. Amazing tournament. Amazing match. You are THE BEST!"
Nole fan is offline View My Blog!  
Old 08-17-2010, 05:09 AM   #3132
country flag pica_pica
Registered User
 
pica_pica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,597
pica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nole fan View Post
Mainly because Novak has bowed to him a lot these last years...

Said that, my mum and dad, truly objective casual tennis fans, despised old Djokovic and adore the new one. I think that's the pattern with most casual tennis fans. Being the showman he is and how nice he is to everyone, people love him right now. I'm not sure which Nole I prefer.
I don't think Nole enjoys being the villain of tennis He's not happy when people call him one, so I think the current Nole is better....you know, negative comments by others affect his game.
__________________
"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same"

Believe in yourself, Novak.
That's all I ask of you.

2011 & 2014 Wimbledon. 2011 US Open.
2008, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Australian Open.
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 2011
pica_pica is offline View My Blog!  
Old 08-18-2010, 08:56 AM   #3133
country flag Nole fan
The new era of SuperNovak
 
Nole fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 14,371
Nole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

Cincinnati Masters: Novak Djokovic Pre-Tournament Press Conference

August 17, 2010

Q. Congratulations on your success with Davis Cup. It’s quite remarkable. You’re really the only top player that is playing Davis Cup, and I think that’s very cool for Serbia.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Thank you.

Q. But the decision to play doubles with Rafa, as that really to help with you respect to Davis Cup going forward?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, in the first place, I wasn’t thinking about actually the Davis Cup when I talked with Rafa of eventually pairing up for Toronto doubles tournament.
But in some way helps as well, helps me get more practice for doubles because, you know, you never know. You might play doubles match as well in Davis Cup, which is very important. I haven’t played doubles in Davis Cup for really two, two and a half years.
The good thing about our team is that we have good group of players that are able to play with each other. We have Zimonjic who is No. 1 of the world obviously, and he can play with any of us.
So I was focusing on singles, and we’re a good team. I’m very happy that we have lots of success in this year’s Davis Cup. We are trying to go at least step further. We will see what’s gonna happen. We have big support of the country.
You know, we don’t get to play for team that often. It’s individual sport, so it’s something different. It’s very special. You feel the team spirit. You have somebody sitting on your bench when you’re on the changeover giving you advices, and then you have your colleagues from the team supporting you side court.

So it’s much different than the other events. Makes it good.

Q. Last year after the finals appearance here when you lost to Federer, you mentioned you were kind of born in the wrong generation because he had been so dominant. This year Federer is not as dominant. Do you detect any differences in Roger’s game that makes him a little bit more vulnerable this year than years past?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Just I believe that other layers just start to play much better against him. I guess he’s still playing really well, hitting the ball really well. He didn’t make bad results. I mean, he’s always quarterfinals or more. Just we had a great match last week in Toronto, and he still proved that he’s one of the best players in the world and he plays that way.
But the other players now believe that they can win against him or Nadal or any other top players, so it makes the sport more interesting.

Q. How do the conditions from Toronto to here play into your game? Do you like the faster conditions?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I was a little bit surprised when I come here how different it is from Canada to here. Canada it’s slower and you get to control the ball a little bit more, although maybe it bounces slightly more than it does here in these courts. But these courts are faster.
Yeah, playing finals two years in a row is definitely great success for me. And it’s, well, probably suitable to my game. I cannot complain, you know. I just hope that I can continue on the good run I had here the last couple years.

Q. One of the other competitions where you’ve represented Serbia is Hopman Cup where you played with Jelena Jankovic a couple years ago, and you’re set to play with Ana Ivanovic next year. Have you thought at all about which one of them you would like to play with at the 2012 Olympics?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: (Smiling.) Still seems very far away for me to think about that. I still don’t know if I’m gonna be playing at all mixed doubles. Because, you know, it’s gonna be very difficult to play singles, and then eventually, even if I play doubles and mix doubles, three different things to play in one tournament would be probably too much.
But Hopman Cup is one of the tournaments I really like because you don’t get any points for that. It’s about a prestige. You get awarded, of course, in the end, if you’re in the final. You get trophies and everything.
But it’s more about fun and good practice prior to Australian Open hardcourts. It’s a lot fun because there is one player from WTA and one from ATP. I think tennis should have more of these competitions. It’s a lot fun for us, and I’m sure I am speaking in the name of the girls as well.
So I look forward to it. I played with Ana actually first time; it was 2006 or 7 that we played, and now we are again. So I was actually waiting for her. It was her that was supposed to accept. I was ready any year. (Laughing.)

Q. When you say you would like to see it more, Cincinnati is gonna be a combined tournament next year with the WTA. Would you like to see them add mixed doubles here? Would you play that if it was available?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Who knows. Maybe I would consider that.

Q. What changes do you think you need to make to your game, if any, to win another slam?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I’m there, you know. I have played a lot of semifinals and quarterfinals basically in all Grand Slams since 2008. I just kind of always trip when I need to make that final step and get to the last match and eventually win a trophy.
But I understand as well that the game is changing. We have more players that are able to win major events. You see Berdych and Soderling in the finals of Grand Slams this year, which is surprising in a way because Nadal and Federer were the ones who have been always in the finals of any Grand Slams in last five, six years.
So it’s good for the sport. As I said, it attracts more attention, more media; it’s a bigger challenge for all of us. But with the hard work, I know I will be able to put myself in a position to have a chance to win another trophy in Grand Slams. I know because I’m playing well. I feel well. I’m still young, so I have time.

Q. I saw you play Wawrinka last year at Indian Wells. It started later in the day and it was very hot there. You were struggling a little bit, and then the sun went down and you were a completely different player. Your game improved tremendously once the sun went down. Is there anything you might be able to do differently with respect to your training regime, regimen to be that same player in the daytime in the heat compared to the evening?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I’m working on it. I don’t think it’s a training regime, because I been working very hard since I took my racquet for the first time in my life. I’m a hard worker, and most the success I had is because of the work. So I don’t think it’s a matter of spending hours on the court. It’s just something in genetics, in my nature, that I react maybe more sensitive than the other players on the heat.
Everybody has something special about them. But I’m working on some things that will improve my game and my feeling on the strong heat.

Q. Do you have like a respiratory condition still?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Believe me, I have so many things during the heat. I have heat attack, everything. You don’t want to know the feeling that I have.

Q. But do you have a respiratory condition?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: No. I’m fine. It’s just the heat kind of affects me a little bit here and there. But everything else in general is great. I feel physically fit and mentally motivated to have success.

Q. This tournament has made a lot of changes facility-wise. What do you like or dislike about the changes to the event?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I liked what I saw this year, the innovations to the players’ lounge and restaurant. It’s great. I mean, we been asking for that for a couple years back, and it’s good to see this the tournament cares about the players as well.

You know, you always can improve. Of course, any tournament can improve.

Q. You come from a tennis playing family. Both your younger brothers play tennis. What do you think they’ll be able to accomplish in their careers compared to yours? Do you think that Djokovic can become a big tennis dynasty for the next 10, 20 years?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Let’s hope so. I am trying to help them as much as I can, as much as time I have. It’s not easy. We don’t get to see each other that often. They have their own coaches now and their own careers, and they’re fighting their way through.
They have to work hard and earn every single thing in the tennis world. They know that; they’re aware of that. They’ve both been watching my win at the Australian Open, and they have been many times on a lot of major events together with the whole family supporting me. They been picturing what’s going on in the tennis world and what it takes to be a professional.
So hopefully they can use that in their careers. Marko is now 19 years old, and he just won his first 20 points. Now he’s around 700 in the world, and he’s starting to play better. He was struggling a little bit with injuries.
And the youngest one is at Bollettieri’s IMG Tennis Academy in Florida. He’s happy and he’s improving. He’s got a lot of talent and he’s in good hands. Let’s see what’s gonna happen.

Q. Your career-high ranking is No. 2. Is there anything you can think of to move yourself up to the top spot?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Considering the rankings, it’s probably the consistency of the results that matters the most, especially on the major events. You always want to set up your form for Grand Slams and 1000 events and play the best there and earn most points there, because the biggest points are on those tournaments.
The one who is most consistent on those tournaments will be the best. That’s been the case for many years already. I been playing a lot of matches in 2009, around 100, and that means that I been quite successful. This year, less, but still had not the best six months of year, but it’s getting better. Since Wimbledon I’m doing much better.
I just need to be patient and wait for my opportunity to get myself in a position to reach the lifetime goal to be No. 1.

Q. Last year at this time you brought Todd Martin onto your team. I was wondering what your thought process was, and maybe what you thought he would bring to your game, et cetera, and what he brought to your game and if you’re still using anything along the lines of what Todd brought.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, he was refreshment to our team, and of course I respected the work with him. He did improve my game in some ways. We worked on the serve and some things. I did struggle at that time. It was a bit tricky because my shoulder was very tired after long season, so we could not really work 100% on that element in the game.
We had some ups and downs here and there, but it was definitely a new experience that we both had. But it didn’t work out in the end. We went different ways.

FastScripts by ASAP Sports
__________________

Either you get him or you don't.

Novak Djokovic nº1!

The Golden Era of Novak: Australian Open * Dubai * Indian Wells * Miami * Belgrade * Madrid * Rome * Wimbledon * Montreal * US Open * Abu Dhabi * Australian Open * Miami * Toronto * China * Shanghai * World Tour Finals 2012 * Australian Open 2013 * Dubai * Montecarlo * Beijing * Shanghai * Paris * WTF * Indian Wells * Miami * Rome * WIMBLEDON 2014
Federer to Nole: "Amazing year. Amazing tournament. Amazing match. You are THE BEST!"
Nole fan is offline View My Blog!  
Old 08-18-2010, 02:19 PM   #3134
country flag Nole fan
The new era of SuperNovak
 
Nole fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 14,371
Nole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond reputeNole fan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

Toronto a harbinger for Djoker, Murray?
Tandon By Kamakshi Tandon
Special to ESPN.com



TORONTO -- Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic each have aspirations of thriving under the New York skyline in a couple weeks. So where do they stand after the Toronto Masters?

Andy Murray

It was a perfect week for Murray as he defeated the red-hot David Nalbandian, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in consecutive matches to defend the title he won last year in Montreal. He'll face no more questions about being without a coach after his mental and tactical sure-footedness during the weekend, consistently pinning Federer deep on his backhand and hitting the ball deep at Nadal to stop his momentum before swinging the ball away to the far corner.
[+] EnlargeAndy Murray
Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesHow much longer before we can finally call Andy Murray a Grand Slam champion?

Even after parting ways with Miles Maclagan, Murray has plenty of support on the road with physio, Andy Ireland; strength coach, Jez Green; trainer, Matt Little; girlfriend, Kim Sear; and mom, Judy Murray, a top-level coach in Scotland who spent some time scouting Murray's opponents in Toronto.

Murray will eventually need to bring in a coach to manage his development as well as handle everyday business like scouting opponents and arranging practice. But the team seems organized enough to get Murray through the U.S. Open.

Although Murray says not having a coach feels "different," the on-court evidence suggests the independent-minded Scot likes being his own boss for the moment: "I played pretty free-flowing tennis and didn't get too nervous."

He'll now be one of the favorites as he tries yet again to capture that elusive first major in New York. His nagging worry from the week should be the 6-0 set he dropped to Gael Monfils in the third round -- other than Federer or Nadal, both of whom he has multiple tour wins over, it's the free-swinging big hitters who have tended to upset him at majors over the past couple of years.

Novak Djokovic

For Djokovic, his first and last matches were the takeaway in Toronto. He barely got through his opener against Julien Benneteau because of the heat, admitting that he had been on the verge of quitting.

Djokovic's struggles in hot conditions have become such a standing joke that even he's joining in the fun. "We're just waiting for DHL to give us a canister of oxygen that I will put next to me on the changeovers," he said.

But the Serb won't say exactly what the issue is or even if it's related to the breathing problems he had with allergies this spring.

"It did happen a couple of times already, but I said it back then and I'll say it again: I will never ever risk my health just to win," Djokovic said. "I've been doing a great job preparing for these tournaments for last couple of weeks, so there is no issue in that, no issue in me not spending enough hours in the sun. It's just, I guess, a little nervousness during the match, and it all combines with the heat and stress."

The extent of the problem was difficult to gauge because Djokovic played later in the day for the rest of the week, but sweltering Cincinnati should reveal much. He won't have much chance at the U.S. Open unless he can get through a couple of best-of-five matches in the heat and humidity.

Tweet, tweet

Don't miss a moment of the latest tennis coverage from around the world. Follow us on Twitter and stay informed. Join »

The semifinal against Federer showed why stamina is crucial. Djokovic came out trying to hit winners early and went down 6-1 and a break in around half an hour. "I was too impatient, and as soon as I started putting more, one ball more than him in the rally, I won most of the points," he said afterward.

The two rarely played their best at the same time during that roller-coaster three-setter, but when they did, the rallies were spectacular -- a reminder of just how Djokovic won the Australian Open in 2008. His huffing during the changeovers in the third set (Federer's breathing was normal) was a reminder of why he hasn't come close since.

Kamakshi Tandon is a freelance tennis writer for ESPN.com.
__________________

Either you get him or you don't.

Novak Djokovic nº1!

The Golden Era of Novak: Australian Open * Dubai * Indian Wells * Miami * Belgrade * Madrid * Rome * Wimbledon * Montreal * US Open * Abu Dhabi * Australian Open * Miami * Toronto * China * Shanghai * World Tour Finals 2012 * Australian Open 2013 * Dubai * Montecarlo * Beijing * Shanghai * Paris * WTF * Indian Wells * Miami * Rome * WIMBLEDON 2014
Federer to Nole: "Amazing year. Amazing tournament. Amazing match. You are THE BEST!"
Nole fan is offline View My Blog!  
Old 08-18-2010, 02:22 PM   #3135
country flag pica_pica
Registered User
 
pica_pica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,597
pica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond reputepica_pica has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Novak News!!

Quote:
So I was actually waiting for her. It was her that was supposed to accept. I was ready any year. (Laughing.)
Really?
__________________
"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same"

Believe in yourself, Novak.
That's all I ask of you.

2011 & 2014 Wimbledon. 2011 US Open.
2008, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Australian Open.
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 2011
pica_pica is offline View My Blog!  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios