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Tournament Name: ROLAND GARROS 2015
CHAMPIONNATS INTERNATIONAUX DE FRANCE
Location: PARIS, FRANCE
Dates: SUNDAY 24 MAY–SUNDAY 7 JUNE 2015

SURFACE: RED CLAY
BALL: BABOLAT FRENCH OPEN
WEB SITE: www.rolandgarros.com


Draw out tomorrow. Let's do this. :cheerleader:

Ajde Nole! :rocker2:

RESULTS:

R1: d. Nieminen 6-2, 7-5, 6-2
R2: d. Muller 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
R3: d. Kokkinakis 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
R4: d. Gasquet 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
QF: d. Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1
SF: d. Murray 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1
 

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Re: 2015 Roland Garros: Vouloir, C'est Pouvoir!

Projected path for Novak

R1 Nieminene
R2 Muller/Lorenzi
R3 [27]Tomic
R4 [15]Anderson/[20]Gasquet
QF [6]Nadal/[10]Dimitrov
SF [3]Murray/[7]Ferrer
F [2]Federer/[Wawrinka]//[4]Berdych/[5]Nishikori

This is sickening :tears: AJDE I guess
 

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Re: 2015 Roland Garros: Vouloir, C'est Pouvoir!

Nobody can say Nole has a cake draw when he wins it ;) It will keep him sharp through out the tournament.

And Happy Birthday to Nole!
 

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Re: 2015 Roland Garros: Vouloir, C'est Pouvoir!

Yuck. Probably has a better chance of beating Nadal earlier rather than later though.
 

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Re: 2015 Roland Garros: Vouloir, C'est Pouvoir!

What a draw! And on his birthday! Fuck the FO and fuck Federer! I'm so pissed off.
 

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Re: 2015 Roland Garros: Vouloir, C'est Pouvoir!

Even if Nole beats Nadull, we all know he need a bit time to regroup. But no, he has to face Claray right after, and then possibly Fraud. I just think it's too much, even for Nole. FO is so cursed. Sorry to bring the party down. I need to get it out of my system.

Anyway, happy birthday, Nole!
 

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Re: 2015 Roland Garros: Vouloir, C'est Pouvoir!

Oh, I just realized Fraud would play first, so Nole will have even less time between qf and sf. Is FO deliberately trying to screw Nole over or not? And why does Fraud play first? Is he the defending Champion or No.1 seed? Fuck them.
 

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Re: 2015 Roland Garros: Vouloir, C'est Pouvoir!

Nole's presser today

https://asaptext.com/fft/media/rolandgarros2015/browse.php?browse_file_name=./transcripts/novak_djokovic_2015_05_22_17_36.html

Q. Is it difficult to focus on your first round when everybody is talking about the fact that you might get Rafa in the quarters?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I think that even few weeks ago when Rafa dropped from the top 4, I think people already started talking the eventual quarterfinals with one of the top guys. So it's not a surprise. It's been something that was building up already for few weeks, for some time. But again, it's a draw. You can't affect it. There is always a chance that that's gonna happen. But again, that's probably like more than a week away of the potential quarterfinal, so I still need to win four matches to get there as much, as he does.

Q. Based on your match with Rafa in Monte-Carlo and also what you have seen from him elsewhere on clay, where would you say his level is right now? Does it matter since he's the nine-time champ? Does it make a difference that he struggled by his high standards on clay this year?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, he did struggle. He was not playing up to his standard this year comparing to, let's say, last eight, nine years. Has always been a big title on clay coming into Roland Garros. It wasn't the case this year, so it is probably a bit different approach for him. But regardless of that, I think he still is playing his best tennis on clay courts in Paris. He has lost only one match in his entire career here. I think that record speaks enough about his level of play. Maybe he doesn't feel -- I mean, he's gonna answer better if he feels more or less confident coming into Roland Garros this year because of the results that he had, you know, in the last month and a half. But I still feel that he's definitely right up there in top favorites to win.

Q. There is always pressure when you play him, but playing him in a quarterfinal compared to a final, would you rather play him earlier on in a tournament like a quarterfinal?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: It's hard to say, really. Honestly. I played him in semifinals and finals more than few times. Actually I think at the very beginning once in quarters, as well. Doesn't really matter. I mean, I think we both are aiming to play our best, and as the tournament progresses, already by quarterfinals I think we already play at our high.

Q. Coming back to the only Grand Slam you haven't won, is it really possible to have a different mental approach to kind of forget that, Okay, I never won this one, and delete like it was a usual tournament?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, there is always a little bit of extra motivation for me coming into Roland Garros. It is obviously very encouraging knowing that I have won all of the big events from last October, and playing some of my best tennis in the life, and coming into Roland Garros with that amount of confidence helps. Encourages me to step on the court and compete. I have had this particular situation before, and especially in the last two years where I was coming into Roland Garros and people speculating, is this the year or not? Thinking about how far I can go. Can I win the title or not. I was few times very close. Didn't manage to do it, but that doesn't discourage me to not keep on going. I'm here once again with a purpose, with a reason, and I will try to get myself in a position to win a trophy. But I can't predict anything. I can't guarantee I can go all the way. I just need to try to do what I do best, and that is taking one day at a time, having the proper positive mindset that doesn't allow me to think too much in advance.
 

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Re: 2015 Roland Garros: Vouloir, C'est Pouvoir!

Great interview that says it all.

Happy birthday, Nole!
 

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Re: 2015 Roland Garros: Vouloir, C'est Pouvoir!

What a hard draw for Novak:mad:
 

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Re: 2015 Roland Garros: Vouloir, C'est Pouvoir! R1 vs. Nieminen!

Ajde,hopefully this is his year :bounce:

Kalisita's thread and Fortuna will be in paris,what could go wrong?;)
 

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Re: 2015 Roland Garros: Vouloir, C'est Pouvoir! R1 vs. Nieminen!

Nole and Rafa will play on Tuesday. Murray will be on Monday with Fed tomorrow.
 

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Re: 2015 Roland Garros: Vouloir, C'est Pouvoir! R1 vs. Nieminen!

This is a ciminal draw for Nole, but also an opportunity.

Imagine him winning Roland Garris by beating Rafa-Andy and Roger in consecutive matches!

What a statement to make!! :worship:

It is going to be very tough but Nole is in such good shape at the moment that he could just do it.

Even the schedule was organised against Nole. The defending champion and the #1 player are in the top half. The two winners this week in Nice and Geneva are in the bottom half. They could do with some rest. Yet, the bottom half is scheduled first. :rolleyes:

I want to see Nole holding the trophy in 2 weeks and the tournament director looking as pissed off as Petrangeli. :devil:
 
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