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Old 11-30-2011, 12:02 PM   #436
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OMG ! why Nole ? I hate those films . I just checked the trailer for the first one , terrible , Stallone shwarzzee and Bruce willis ! Meh,
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More on Nole in Sofia
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He was in an excellent mood, sang karaoke several song (some Serbian, Tose Proeski, Volare by Gipsy Kings), was very down-to-earth and took photos with fans



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OMG ! why Nole ? I hate those films . I just checked the trailer for the first one , terrible , Stallone shwarzzee and Bruce willis ! Meh,
The Guvernator and Bruce had only cameo roles in the first part, not longer than 1 or 2 minutes totally, something like that. Sly is always fun to watch, bottom line it was a good movie
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He GQ's Men of the Year

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DJOKOVIC AMONG GQ'S MEN OF THE YEAR
by ATP Staff


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been named Ace of the Year in GQ’s 2011 Men of the Year list. GQ is the leading men’s general-interest magazine, with a monthly readership of 6.6 million readers.

The Serb, who is recognised in the December issue of the magazine, is joined on the exclusive list by the likes of Jay-Z (King of the Year), Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake (Showmen of the Year) and Gary Oldman (Icon of the Year).

To read the GQ feature on Djokovic and see a behind-the-scenes video of his photo shoot, click here.

Below is a complete list of the 2011 Men of the Year:

Jay-Z – King of the Year
Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake – Showmen of the Year
Michael Fassbender – Breakout of the Year
Mila Kunis – Knockout of the Year
Cast of Breaking Bad – Badasses of the Year
Steve Carell – Ham of the Year
Kyle Chandler – Coach of the Year
Louis C.K. – Comic Genius of the Year
Peter Dinklage – Stud of the Year
Novak Djokovic – Ace of the Year
David Kinch – Chef of the Year
Frank Ocean – Rookie of the Year
Gary Oldman – Icon of the Year
Trey Parker & Matt Stone - Theater Geeks of the Year
Oscar Pistorius – Superhuman of the Year
Derrick Rose – MVP of the Year
Michael Shannon – Fanatic of the Year
Kristen Wiig – Bro of the Year





On the unlikely rise of tennis's new hero

Before we talk about Novak Djokovic, the best tennis player alive, let's take a minute to talk about the other guy. Pick a guy. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, for instance. In the Wimbledon semifinals, July 1. It's as good an illustration as any of what happened this year in the sport, which is to say that it is simultaneously astonishing and inadequate. Officially, at this moment, Novak Djokovic was the No. 2 tennis player in the world. Tsonga was No. 19 but on a roll, having just beaten Roger Federer.
So it's the third set, Djokovic having won the first two. Tsonga delivers a nasty, hard serve, but Djokovic handles it, a sharp return from the left baseline. On the next exchange, Djokovic hits it gently, pulling Tsonga to the net. Then he sends Tsonga the other way, for a retreating over-the-shoulder backhand. Tsonga's been up and back, and Djokovic hasn't stirred from the baseline. A few hard baseline shots later: Djokovic moves up for a passing shot, and Tsonga lunges to fight it off, falling to the grass as he dumps it softly crosscourt—where Djokovic, sprawling to the court himself, sends it back. Tsonga, only half-risen, slashes at it and hits it long.
A few measly inches, and Tsonga would have had it. Could have had it. The rally was a magnificent display of daring and agility: the shift from power to guile and back again, the final flurry that put both men on the ground. Tsonga even went on to win that set, before falling in the fourth.
But fall he did. Djokovic scattered points and matches like that behind him all year long. It took another three days, and the final against Rafael Nadal, to elevate Djokovic to the ATP's No. 1 ranking. By then, however, the ATP's calculations were merely catching up to what was already true: Suddenly, amazingly, in 2011, Novak Djokovic became the most powerful force in tennis.
Tennis was not expecting this, a year ago. Tennis did not see the need. Tennis already had written the script, and it was a perfectly satisfactory one, if you liked tennis. There, in the near court, was Roger Federer, the most wonderful and successful player anyone had ever seen, slowly beginning his natural decline as he entered his 30s. Across the net was Rafael Nadal, possibly—debatably!—superior even to Federer. Certainly younger, in his mid-20s; sleek and powerful like a Grecian statue, or a tawny replica of a Grecian statue made of expensive Iberian ham.
They would play each other, Roger and Rafa, age trying to fend off youth with grace and guts. Their rivalry would be beautiful and moving; fans would choose sides, pull for Federer to bravely turn back the clock, tell themselves they were seeing the greatest tennis in history.

Novak Djokovic? Somebody had to lose to Federer or Nadal in the semis. So bring on the rawboned Serb: a nifty returner, a locker-room cutup, a guy one ineffable degree shy of championship material. He'd won the 2008 Australian Open, OK, and he'd beaten Federer in a wild match at the U.S. Open in 2010, but he seemed to have bobbed up to his natural level. Nadal was 16-7 against him, and 5-0 in tournament finals; Federer was 13-6. To wrap up their 2010 season, both of them beat him at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. He was 23 and ranked No. 3, and after helping pull off a Serbian victory in the Davis Cup final, he was able to close out the year on a two-match winning streak.
Then the calendar turned over, and so did the sport. Djokovic beat Nadal on grass, on clay, and on hard court, in California, Miami, Madrid, Rome, London, and New York. He beat Federer in Australia, Dubai, California—three consecutive tournaments—lost an epic match to him at the French Open, then beat him again in Flushing. Roger and Rafa seemed as excellent as ever. But Djokovic had crossed over into the world of the '85 Bears, Pedro Martinez, Usain Bolt. It didn't matter how good anyone else was.
What changed? Djokovic is in Monte Carlo, and someone has handed him a cell phone with a dying battery to answer questions about the inexplicable. "I've matured as a player," he says. "I've matured as a person. I know what to do. I know how to handle my life, my career." His training is the same as ever, he says. He has the same coaches he's had for years. He switched to a gluten-free diet, which he believes helps with his breathing and allergies, and which has introduced him to a worldwide community of people eager to recommend specialized restaurants, but he doesn't give credit to food magic.
"I just wasn't consistent enough, and I just wasn't actually believing enough that I could get it together and start winning more major events and be No. 1," he says.
Maturity, he says. During Wimbledon, as he closed in on the No. 1 ranking, he spent his time off the court trying to get a squirrel to eat out of his hand and tweeting about his progress. "The squirrel was one of my close friends in London," he says. "Unfortunately, I didn't see her after I won the title, because I wanted to celebrate it with her." You can also find video online of Djokovic's long, wry face jutting out from under a silky blonde wig, as he vamps his way through a fake commercial in the guise of Maria Sharapova.
The impressions, he says, were something he did as a young boy, after the famed tennis coach Jelena Gencic picked him out for training, the way she'd picked out Monica Seles. (This is not necessarily the biography of a regular-guy champion.) "As a kid I was creative," he says, "and I was dreaming of having one stroke out of each player who was on top of the tennis at that time, you know. Let's say Agassi's return, Sampras' serve and attitude on the court, and, I don't know, Rafter's or Edberg's volleys and forehand, and these are the strokes that I kind of imagined to have, and I impersonated those players, and that's how it started."
It's a goof, and it's not a goof. "I always try to have something that keeps my mind relaxed, keeps my mind a little bit off tennis," he says. The most electrifying thing about watching Djokovic, the quality that pulls in a casual viewer, is that even while playing at the highest level ever attained in his sport, some piece of his mind seems still to be functioning on the normal human plane. He has not turned his back on lesser life-forms, in the manner of a Michael Jordan, and vanished into a rat tunnel of competitive rage. He places another shot improbably—yet certainly—inside the line. He turns away and pumps his fist, not in abandon but with a sort of narrow-eyed, thoughtful glee. It's as if he's as awed as we are by what he can get away with.


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So I guess Nole wasn't lying when he said he was going to be in a movie very soon:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=134368

http://www.tennis24.bg/g3h4i69j1l868...B8%D1%8F+.html
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DJOKOVIC AMONG GQ'S MEN OF THE YEAR
by ATP Staff


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been named Ace of the Year in GQ’s 2011 Men of the Year list. GQ is the leading men’s general-interest magazine, with a monthly readership of 6.6 million readers.

The Serb, who is recognised in the December issue of the magazine, is joined on the exclusive list by the likes of Jay-Z (King of the Year), Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake (Showmen of the Year) and Gary Oldman (Icon of the Year).

To read the GQ feature on Djokovic and see a behind-the-scenes video of his photo shoot, click here.

Below is a complete list of the 2011 Men of the Year:

Jay-Z – King of the Year
Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake – Showmen of the Year
Michael Fassbender – Breakout of the Year
Mila Kunis – Knockout of the Year
Cast of Breaking Bad – Badasses of the Year
Steve Carell – Ham of the Year
Kyle Chandler – Coach of the Year
Louis C.K. – Comic Genius of the Year
Peter Dinklage – Stud of the Year
Novak Djokovic – Ace of the Year
David Kinch – Chef of the Year
Frank Ocean – Rookie of the Year
Gary Oldman – Icon of the Year
Trey Parker & Matt Stone - Theater Geeks of the Year
Oscar Pistorius – Superhuman of the Year
Derrick Rose – MVP of the Year
Michael Shannon – Fanatic of the Year
Kristen Wiig – Bro of the Year





On the unlikely rise of tennis's new hero

Before we talk about Novak Djokovic, the best tennis player alive, let's take a minute to talk about the other guy. Pick a guy. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, for instance. In the Wimbledon semifinals, July 1. It's as good an illustration as any of what happened this year in the sport, which is to say that it is simultaneously astonishing and inadequate. Officially, at this moment, Novak Djokovic was the No. 2 tennis player in the world. Tsonga was No. 19 but on a roll, having just beaten Roger Federer.
So it's the third set, Djokovic having won the first two. Tsonga delivers a nasty, hard serve, but Djokovic handles it, a sharp return from the left baseline. On the next exchange, Djokovic hits it gently, pulling Tsonga to the net. Then he sends Tsonga the other way, for a retreating over-the-shoulder backhand. Tsonga's been up and back, and Djokovic hasn't stirred from the baseline. A few hard baseline shots later: Djokovic moves up for a passing shot, and Tsonga lunges to fight it off, falling to the grass as he dumps it softly crosscourt—where Djokovic, sprawling to the court himself, sends it back. Tsonga, only half-risen, slashes at it and hits it long.
A few measly inches, and Tsonga would have had it. Could have had it. The rally was a magnificent display of daring and agility: the shift from power to guile and back again, the final flurry that put both men on the ground. Tsonga even went on to win that set, before falling in the fourth.
But fall he did. Djokovic scattered points and matches like that behind him all year long. It took another three days, and the final against Rafael Nadal, to elevate Djokovic to the ATP's No. 1 ranking. By then, however, the ATP's calculations were merely catching up to what was already true: Suddenly, amazingly, in 2011, Novak Djokovic became the most powerful force in tennis.
Tennis was not expecting this, a year ago. Tennis did not see the need. Tennis already had written the script, and it was a perfectly satisfactory one, if you liked tennis. There, in the near court, was Roger Federer, the most wonderful and successful player anyone had ever seen, slowly beginning his natural decline as he entered his 30s. Across the net was Rafael Nadal, possibly—debatably!—superior even to Federer. Certainly younger, in his mid-20s; sleek and powerful like a Grecian statue, or a tawny replica of a Grecian statue made of expensive Iberian ham.
They would play each other, Roger and Rafa, age trying to fend off youth with grace and guts. Their rivalry would be beautiful and moving; fans would choose sides, pull for Federer to bravely turn back the clock, tell themselves they were seeing the greatest tennis in history.

Novak Djokovic? Somebody had to lose to Federer or Nadal in the semis. So bring on the rawboned Serb: a nifty returner, a locker-room cutup, a guy one ineffable degree shy of championship material. He'd won the 2008 Australian Open, OK, and he'd beaten Federer in a wild match at the U.S. Open in 2010, but he seemed to have bobbed up to his natural level. Nadal was 16-7 against him, and 5-0 in tournament finals; Federer was 13-6. To wrap up their 2010 season, both of them beat him at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. He was 23 and ranked No. 3, and after helping pull off a Serbian victory in the Davis Cup final, he was able to close out the year on a two-match winning streak.
Then the calendar turned over, and so did the sport. Djokovic beat Nadal on grass, on clay, and on hard court, in California, Miami, Madrid, Rome, London, and New York. He beat Federer in Australia, Dubai, California—three consecutive tournaments—lost an epic match to him at the French Open, then beat him again in Flushing. Roger and Rafa seemed as excellent as ever. But Djokovic had crossed over into the world of the '85 Bears, Pedro Martinez, Usain Bolt. It didn't matter how good anyone else was.
What changed? Djokovic is in Monte Carlo, and someone has handed him a cell phone with a dying battery to answer questions about the inexplicable. "I've matured as a player," he says. "I've matured as a person. I know what to do. I know how to handle my life, my career." His training is the same as ever, he says. He has the same coaches he's had for years. He switched to a gluten-free diet, which he believes helps with his breathing and allergies, and which has introduced him to a worldwide community of people eager to recommend specialized restaurants, but he doesn't give credit to food magic.
"I just wasn't consistent enough, and I just wasn't actually believing enough that I could get it together and start winning more major events and be No. 1," he says.
Maturity, he says. During Wimbledon, as he closed in on the No. 1 ranking, he spent his time off the court trying to get a squirrel to eat out of his hand and tweeting about his progress. "The squirrel was one of my close friends in London," he says. "Unfortunately, I didn't see her after I won the title, because I wanted to celebrate it with her." You can also find video online of Djokovic's long, wry face jutting out from under a silky blonde wig, as he vamps his way through a fake commercial in the guise of Maria Sharapova.
The impressions, he says, were something he did as a young boy, after the famed tennis coach Jelena Gencic picked him out for training, the way she'd picked out Monica Seles. (This is not necessarily the biography of a regular-guy champion.) "As a kid I was creative," he says, "and I was dreaming of having one stroke out of each player who was on top of the tennis at that time, you know. Let's say Agassi's return, Sampras' serve and attitude on the court, and, I don't know, Rafter's or Edberg's volleys and forehand, and these are the strokes that I kind of imagined to have, and I impersonated those players, and that's how it started."
It's a goof, and it's not a goof. "I always try to have something that keeps my mind relaxed, keeps my mind a little bit off tennis," he says. The most electrifying thing about watching Djokovic, the quality that pulls in a casual viewer, is that even while playing at the highest level ever attained in his sport, some piece of his mind seems still to be functioning on the normal human plane. He has not turned his back on lesser life-forms, in the manner of a Michael Jordan, and vanished into a rat tunnel of competitive rage. He places another shot improbably—yet certainly—inside the line. He turns away and pumps his fist, not in abandon but with a sort of narrow-eyed, thoughtful glee. It's as if he's as awed as we are by what he can get away with.


Read More http://www.gq.com/moty/2011/novak-dj...#ixzz1fCqfFvgr


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Thanks for thisWill read it when i have the time,but wow Nole made it to the GQ list
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McEnroe is Concerned About Novak Djokovic’s Fitness
Written by: Staff on 2nd December 2011



John McEnroe is a man who has an opinion on everything in tennis but as he prepares to contest the AEGON Masters at London’s Royal Albert Hall, he admits he cannot make his mind up about what to expect from world no.1 Novak Djokovic at the beginning of 2012.

McEnroe commentated on two of Djokovic’s three Grand Slam triumphs this year and eulogized about the Serb’s resilience as he overcame Rafael Nadal in September’s US Open final. But he has watched with concern as the 24 year-old has struggled with his fitness ever since.

Now the New Yorker admits: “Djokovic is the favorite for the Australian Open but if he retired at two sets to one down in the quarter-finals because he couldn’t breathe that also wouldn’t shock me.

“It looked like he had conquered that sort of thing but going down the stretch in the last few months of this year maybe he wasn’t digging as deep as he could. Perhaps he was already thinking about next year.”

McEnroe’s long standing ‘Best Year’ record of 1984 when he won 82 matches and lost only three seemed under threat from Djokovic until the Serb had to quit midway through the Davis Cup semi-final loss to Argentina and has been plagued by shoulder and back problems ever since.

“After my best year maybe I didn’t realize how much energy I’d expended,” said an understanding McEnroe. “If you’ve had a dominant year there’s a tendency to think: ‘Why do I need to improve?’

“I made the mistake of sitting on what I’d accomplished and not working on things. It seems that he wasn’t able to find a way to win in the last few months, but that could come back suddenly.”

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That Agape talk show with Novak and Jelena Gencic should be here.
http://www.studiob.rs/ in 25 min. It's local TV, I've have never watched them online...I hope it works, and yeah..it's on Serbian.
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Well i hope those healthy issues are only history,and that Nole has found the solution,just like he did this year.

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http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news?...vic-prizemoney

Djokovic ends season with record prize money
Dec 7, 2011

LONDON (AP)—Novak Djokovic has ended the season with a record $12.6 million in prize money.

The 24-year-old Serb won 10 titles in 2011, including three Grand Slams, to beat the previous record of $10.1 million shared by Rafael Nadal for his 2010 season and Roger Federer for 2007.

Djokovic moved ahead of Andre Agassi to fourth on the career prize money list with $32.9 million. Federer leads that list with $67.4 million.

The No. 2-ranked Nadal collected $7.7 million in 2011 to take his career earnings to $45 million and move ahead of Pete Sampras into second place on the all-time list.
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He earned it all by himself and so well deserved.
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http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news?...vic-prizemoney

Djokovic ends season with record prize money
Dec 7, 2011

LONDON (AP)—Novak Djokovic has ended the season with a record $12.6 million in prize money.

The 24-year-old Serb won 10 titles in 2011, including three Grand Slams, to beat the previous record of $10.1 million shared by Rafael Nadal for his 2010 season and Roger Federer for 2007.

Djokovic moved ahead of Andre Agassi to fourth on the career prize money list with $32.9 million. Federer leads that list with $67.4 million.

The No. 2-ranked Nadal collected $7.7 million in 2011 to take his career earnings to $45 million and move ahead of Pete Sampras into second place on the all-time list.
So basically if I ever run into Novak and I'm short on cash, I'm asking for a 100 dollars. At the very least.
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