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yeah, sorry about that, i didn't mean to offend you. :)

it's just that i didn't see you around here a lot so i thought you might be one of the nole-fanboys that showed up right after the final and dump a bunch of posts about their new hero.

well, your join date should've given me some hint, i guess. :eek:

never mind. :wavey:
I post more on WTAWorld, but when things are slow I like to come over here. :lol:

I am glad that the majority of the people in here see that his attitude now is the attitude it takes if he wants to achieve his goals. I was expecting a flood of posts about how arrogant he was and maybe even a reference or two to his mother (which was kindly and expectedly provided by Tnn74). :tape: If he wasn't saying things like this, I would be worried. This victory should give him heaps and heaps of confidence and I am glad that it has. I am eagerly awaiting what is in store for Nole the rest of the season.
 

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I am pretty sure there will be no "thumpings" from Federer neither.From now on will be always close.
I am sure that when Federer has a good day and Nole has an off day, we will be seeing a few thumpings. :lol: Even Nadal, who has a healthy lead in the head-to-head with Federer, has endured a few thumpings in his day. ;)
 

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It's more of Djoko's parents being arrogant. Djoko isn't really arrogant persay. He is confident in his abilities but overall he respects his opponents. Some things he said are a turn off though. (I was in control of the match; Federer is going down, etc.)
 

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It's more of Djoko's parents being arrogant. Djoko isn't really arrogant persay. He is confident in his abilities but overall he respects his opponents. Some things he said are a turn off though. (I was in control of the match; Federer is going down, etc.)
The "I was in control of the match" bit was bad, I will admit. :eek: We will throw that one away to being so young. :lol:
 

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You don't need to have 12 slams or hold the longest winning streak on clay in order to play an elite brand of tennis. If your last four slams have been SF, SF, F, W, you're an elite.


:rolleyes: Djokovic is nowhere in the "elite" stage yet...

Federer and Nadal will give him major thumpings...
and I will probably enjoy every minute of the expression on his stupid mom's face :yeah:
 

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It's more of Djoko's parents being arrogant. Djoko isn't really arrogant persay. He is confident in his abilities but overall he respects his opponents. Some things he said are a turn off though. (I was in control of the match; Federer is going down, etc.)
i agree. Djokovic himself is soooo much more likable than his parents. No matter if you believe his words or not, he at least appears to be a champion. unlike his parents, i don't even think they know how to pretend to be a bit more graceful and humble. you don't have to be arrogant to be proud of your son...
 

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i agree. Djokovic himself is soooo much more likable than his parents. No matter if you believe his words or not, he at least appears to be a champion. unlike his parents, i don't even think they know how to pretend to be a bit more graceful and humble. you don't have to be arrogant to be proud of your son...
Ultimately a player must answer for the behavior of their box. Joke is no Saint. Staring down officials, making spitting gestures on the court, talking shit etc. The whole AO crowd was disgusted by him.
 

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Just curious--what does it take to label a player "elite"? Is it measured by the number of slams they win (defined by the Federer, Sampras, Borg, etc)? I think Nole can qualify as elite, including maybe the Top 10 players of the world. There are a lot of tennis pros and amateurs out there and to play at Top 10 level, that's got to mean something, right?

About Nole's attitude (displayed in interviews), I do sense that arrogance/overconfidence. Sometimes I think that he's actually saying it to himself more than the audience, kind of like to really psych himself up that 'he's here, a force to be reckoned with, etc...'. (I do wonder if Nadal went through the same thing. I'm not saying he's arrogant but I've only seen most of his english interviews and maybe, the language barrier does not allow him to freely express his own assertiveness in his place in the tennis world :shrug: ) In some of the posts here, he's been linked with Hewitt and I've heard Hewitt also had some attitude during his early winning days(?) so maybe it's also about the age, where the immaturity of actions and words show up.
 

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Ok, I said this before and I'll say it one more time. I DO NOT like his family, but I love Novak's game and I think his confidence (you can call him cocky or whatever) is amazing. Guys, being so self confident is a good thing. Trust me on this one.
 

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I see you have made your decision. Not let's you enforce it.-The Crow.

Djokovic is setting himself up for a fall. Invariably EVERY player goes through a sophomore slump. And when he does, the true test of a champion is how he responds. Take Rafa Nadal. After winning his second French Open and making the finals at Wimbledon, he suffered a slump where he did not reach a single final until Indian Wells...and then he proceeded to rebound...and have his best season yet.

The real test...not whether he will have a successful year. Winning a slam has already made this a wonderful year regardless. However, once you are the hunted, things change. Combine this with the fact that players in the locker room evidently don't care for the Djokovic family attitude presented...and you have the makings of a train wreck.

At some point in the season, Djokovic's confidence will be tested. And how he responds will determine his legacy.
 

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People are still upset about his "overconfidence"?
Okay lets put it this way, when he has talked he has delivered. He could have talked and not delivered anything, but at age 20 he's the youngest player ever to win the Australian Open.

Whatever he has said thus far has been the truth. The "I can beat Federer/Nadal" comments are true, he has beaten both, more than once.

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