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Old 08-12-2008, 04:34 PM   #16
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Keep going Nole !!!

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Good job, Nole.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:17 PM   #18
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Novak was kinda more focused and his gameplan realization was better then yesterday.
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According to the german commentator, Djokovic not only won the Aussie Open title, he also won last year's US Open. It's amazing how he kept repeating the same mistake over and over.
I heard a Dutch commentator claiming yesterday that Rafa has won all GSs so far this year... - oh, how difficult it is to just get your simple facts right, no?

Congrats on the victory Djoko!

I didn't have the opportunity to see anything of this match, but to the folks over here that did, I'd like to ask you a question - how did Djoko deal with that horrible humidity? I've heard it sort-of killed Wawrinka today, and after having witnessed both Rafa and Roger looking as if they had just left the swimming pool in stead of a tennis court, I was just wondering...
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Too bad, Shaker.

According to the german commentator, Djokovic not only won the Aussie Open title, he also won last year's US Open. It's amazing how he kept repeating the same mistake over and over.
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I didn't have the opportunity to see anything of this match, but to the folks over here that did, I'd like to ask you a question - how did Djoko deal with that horrible humidity? I've heard it sort-of killed Wawrinka today, and after having witnessed both Rafa and Roger looking as if they had just left the swimming pool in stead of a tennis court, I was just wondering...
Just saw the re-run, and he seemed ok. Can't say I noticed anything extraordinary 'heavy' in his behavior, though he did some chest stretching and usual routine (moaning, arms on hips, funny glances and all that).

He was a bit restless while waiting on the return though.

However I do have some doubts over his medal prospects concerning the conditions. He was not really pushed today.
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Just saw the re-run, and he seemed ok. Can't say I noticed anything extraordinary 'heavy' in his behavior, though he did some chest stretching and usual routine (moaning, arms on hips, funny glances and all that).

He was a bit restless while waiting on the return though.

However I do have some doubts over his medal prospects concerning the conditions. He was not really pushed today.
Thanks for your answer!
With his mild form of asthma, I expected him to struggle quite a bit, but apparently he dealt well with the conditions so far. That surely must have given him a bit of confidence, even if he hasn't yet been tested (the same fact goes for Roger and Rafa btw).
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Just saw the re-run
rts 2 ? im late, right?
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Solid enough for Nole, today is a dangerous match for him.
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I didn't have the opportunity to see anything of this match, but to the folks over here that did, I'd like to ask you a question - how did Djoko deal with that horrible humidity? I've heard it sort-of killed Wawrinka today, and after having witnessed both Rafa and Roger looking as if they had just left the swimming pool in stead of a tennis court, I was just wondering...
Actually today conditions were better then yesterday or most of the players adopted to them quite well. In a case of Novak -he looked just fine, although Rainer did not made him run that much.

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Thanks for your answer!
With his mild form of asthma, I expected him to struggle quite a bit, but apparently he dealt well with the conditions so far. That surely must have given him a bit of confidence, even if he hasn't yet been tested (the same fact goes for Roger and Rafa btw).
You're welcome!

I'm no expert, nor esp informed poster, but as I understood from more knowlegable people and some interviews (mainly that of his and Rafas PR man Barbarilo), Nole has a classic case of undeveloped thorax (the part of the human body between the neck and the diaphragm, partially encased by the ribs and containing the heart and lungs; the chest) due to nose deviation that he operated on couple of years ago - his lungs couldn't develop properly when they were due.

Such condition, while common and not esp hard on ordinary people can greatly affect professional athletes who travel the world and are exposed to various climate conditions.

That coupled with immunity problems (that are kinda side effects to this small thorax thing), competitive frustrations and anxious moments in crunch time, can lead to severe falls of play, best seen at Monte Carlo when he retired against Roger.

I believe that he is a smart young man, and is surrounded with smart people (barring some exceptions) that advise him to take it easy. So I think that the best of him in competitive and trophy terms is not to be seen until some years in the future, when his medical condition is brought in proper order. Until that time, however, breakdowns of that stamina/anxiousness type will still exist.
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Keep going, Novak!

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Nice, steady start from Novak.

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