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No surprise to see Gilles Simon showing he is smarter than your average sportsman, who only repeats the most basic mainstream opinions to make himself look like a better person in public while avoiding any sort of controversy.


"There are a bunch of people who are very happy to weaken Djokovic because it takes up space. They will accuse Djokovic by saying that it is entirely his fault and that it will be better organised on their side. Because they don't want this thing to affect their tournament. It is not trivial, it does not happen by chance.

He's someone very nice to only take it out on himself, it is complicated to decide on the repercussions of all this because it is only politics.


The first wave of criticism against Djokovic, it is very revealing. Since when Noah Rubin has a whole page to demolish Djokovic? This is not the first guy, you say to yourself: 'We absolutely need the opinion of Noah Rubin [laughs]'. The American influence that we have here in France, the Americans also have at home.

Noah Rubin criticized him for not being present at this Zoom meeting. But Djokovic spent 1,500 hours on the phone on this case without Rubin knowing it. Rubin accuses him of not being there in the final conference when he had discussed all the subjects with everyone beforehand.

Novak did a lot more for Noah Rubin than a lot of other guys, but he decided he didn't like him because he was not at the conference which summed up all the meetings he had. This is the problem we have with some players. When you can give the floor to anyone, you will always find guys who disagree and who do not have an overall vision because they haven't been on the circuit for too long.

It won't change Novak's life even if we double the prize money in qualifying for the last Grand Slam of the year, but he is still criticized (for saying that he may not play the US Open). As Novak tries to do a lot of things, it annoys a lot of people .. and right now, it annoys the USTA who want to organize the tournament. They try to reassure everyone but when you have the World No. 1 who says 'No, no we are not playing under these conditions', they are not happy. It's very amazing to see American players dependent on Novak Djokovic because he said he didn't want to play at their place. We have a whole group that says 'no but we have to play at home absolutely' ."
 

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Djokovic organised a super-sloppy event with stupid disregard for the safety of everyone involved, which included nightclubbing, a football match, a basketball match, a kids' day, tightly packed spectators.

He did it not because of good intentions, but because he wanted to show two fingers to everyone who respected the coronavirus restrictions. It was pure arrogance, as if the virus is just something for the plebs but that can't touch superior beings like him.

If he'd cared about bringing tennis back, then he would have done so carefully, without the hugs and the nightclubbing.

If Gilles Simon comes out to defend this disgraced event, this epic display of idiocy, it can only be because he himself is an idiot.
 

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Is that Gilles 'hey Novak you can make 100 unforced errors against me but I'll still let you win' Simon? Yes indeed a nice guy.
 

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Djokovic organised a super-sloppy event with stupid disregard for the safety of everyone involved, which included nightclubbing, a football match, a basketball match, a kids' day, tightly packed spectators.

He did it not because of good intentions, but because he wanted to show two fingers to everyone who respected the coronavirus restrictions. It was pure arrogance, as if the virus is just something for the plebs but that can't touch superior beings like him.

If he'd cared about bringing tennis back, then he would have done so carefully, without the hugs and the nightclubbing.

If Gilles Simon comes out to defend this disgraced event, this epic display of idiocy, it can only be because he himself is an idiot.
Djokovic said he thought the virus was under control in these countries and that it was safe. Every player who played there thought that because they were all doing what Djokovic was doing. Donna Vekic lives in Croatia and she said there are no restrictions there. Had they known the virus was not under control, they would all have done things differently. You dislike Djokovic, so you will always choose to assume the worst in him and would never think he had good intentions. By the way, Djokovic was also in Madrid in the lockdown and he never disrespected their restrictions.
 

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Pushmon defending Pushak. Tell me something I don’t know.
 

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Of course, people who hate Djoker will feast on this. It's Djoker's fault. He messed up, giving them the excuse to go after him. He can shut up the critics by winning, that is what he has done for a decade.
 

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He can shut up the critics by winning, that is what he has done for a decade.
He will continue that, you can be rest assured. That is what really counts.
 

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I agree

You can criticize the guy for his decision but the pile on speaks to how many in society today are utter losers.

Kyrgios is a great example. Underachieving mentally weak nobody who thinks anyone cares about his voice.
 

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I agree

You can criticize the guy for his decision but the pile on speaks to how many in society today are utter losers.

Kyrgios is a great example. Underachieving mentally weak nobody who thinks anyone cares about his voice.
Kyrgios stepped up during the bushfires. And even before:


Davis Cup 2018: Nick Kyrgios’ secret charity work revealed

 

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Why can't people just stay in their own lane and mind their own fking business? Why is there always the need to judge and criticize someone just because they do something different?

People think that just because Novak is #1 and is a tennis legend, that he's perfect and has to act & do everything perfectly and obey what society or media wants all the time, and can never make any mistakes.

It shows more about all the haters' characters, than it does about Novak.

At the end of the day, losers only hate on winners & will always find something to complain about, while winners keep on winning and living their lives on their own terms and however they want. The sooner you realize this, the better off you'll be.

Was the Adria Tour a bad idea? No, there are plenty of exhibitions happening now with a great cause.
Was it operated in the best possible way? No, he could have done it with fewer fans with more precautions.
Was having a night party a bad idea? Not necessarily, depending on who & how many people showed up.
Does Novak have to take responsibility for what happened? Of course, just like everyone else who was involved, including the government.
Was Novak entirely at fault? No, he didn't force anyone to show up to the event, everyone who attended is a grown-ass adult and should have known & accepted the slight risk of potentially catching the virus.

At the end of the day, he had the best intentions for everyone, and took a bit of a risk that didn't quite pay off. But he surely doesn't deserve all the hate he's gotten over the past few days. Some people have nothing better to do with their lives than hate on others for having a different opinion, which is pretty sad & pathetic.
 

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Djokovic organised a super-sloppy event with stupid disregard for the safety of everyone involved, which included nightclubbing, a football match, a basketball match, a kids' day, tightly packed spectators.

He did it not because of good intentions, but because he wanted to show two fingers to everyone who respected the coronavirus restrictions. It was pure arrogance, as if the virus is just something for the plebs but that can't touch superior beings like him.

If he'd cared about bringing tennis back, then he would have done so carefully, without the hugs and the nightclubbing.

If Gilles Simon comes out to defend this disgraced event, this epic display of idiocy, it can only be because he himself is an idiot.
Surprise, it’s the perennially unbiased resident MTF ambassador of virtue & righteousness to the rescue once again on a Novak thread to teach us all a morality lesson as his sacred former no.1 Grassbot sits tucked away in an undisclosed underground bunker somewhere in the alps.
 

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I don't know what the fuck Simon is talking about. Who said it's entirely Djoker's fault? Of course those who participated in the party are also responsible. Djoker needs to take MOST of the blame as the party organizer, not necessarily entire blame. Simon thinks he's smart by giving a different opinion.
Probably because u & the rest of us on this idiotic forum don’t know who the real Novak is like in person like Simon does.
 

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I wonder how much Simon got paid to defend him.
 

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"There are a bunch of people who are very happy to weaken Djokovic because it takes up space. They will accuse Djokovic by saying that it is entirely his fault and that it will be better organised on their side. Because they don't want this thing to affect their tournament. It is not trivial, it does not happen by chance.

He's someone very nice to only take it out on himself, it is complicated to decide on the repercussions of all this because it is only politics.
This entire situation has just been the Fedal fans and the tennis establishment feigning outrage about someone they never liked anyway. Djokovic has always been the villain to them for having the temerity to upset the status quo (particularly in terms of performance on the court by breaking all of Federer's records but also with respect to fighting for the lower players' rights at the expense of tournament interests) and now that they got even the slightest hiccup from Djokovic they piled on immediately in distasteful fashion. Glad there are still those in the tennis world like Simon that are willing to stand up amidst all of that pressure and say how it is.

The first wave of criticism against Djokovic, it is very revealing. Since when Noah Rubin has a whole page to demolish Djokovic? This is not the first guy, you say to yourself: 'We absolutely need the opinion of Noah Rubin [laughs]'. The American influence that we have here in France, the Americans also have at home.

Noah Rubin criticized him for not being present at this Zoom meeting. But Djokovic spent 1,500 hours on the phone on this case without Rubin knowing it. Rubin accuses him of not being there in the final conference when he had discussed all the subjects with everyone beforehand.

Novak did a lot more for Noah Rubin than a lot of other guys, but he decided he didn't like him because he was not at the conference which summed up all the meetings he had. This is the problem we have with some players. When you can give the floor to anyone, you will always find guys who disagree and who do not have an overall vision because they haven't been on the circuit for too long.

It won't change Novak's life even if we double the prize money in qualifying for the last Grand Slam of the year, but he is still criticized (for saying that he may not play the US Open). As Novak tries to do a lot of things, it annoys a lot of people .. and right now, it annoys the USTA who want to organize the tournament. They try to reassure everyone but when you have the World No. 1 who says 'No, no we are not playing under these conditions', they are not happy. It's very amazing to see American players dependent on Novak Djokovic because he said he didn't want to play at their place. We have a whole group that says 'no but we have to play at home absolutely' ."
And as I figured, Rubin's bizarre criticisms about the Zoom call last week were just that. Djokovic already knew everything that was going to be said on that call and was a major part in the negotiations for them to even get as much as they did from the USTA.
 

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After this fiasco, Novak is going to need even more support at his matches. I intend to attend one of his matches and jump to my feet and yell and scream after every single point Novak wins and annoy Fed fans. :D
 

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I don't know what the fuck Simon is talking about. Who said it's entirely Djoker's fault? Of course those who participated in the party are also responsible. Djoker needs to take MOST of the blame as the party organizer, not necessarily entire blame. Simon thinks he's smart by giving a different opinion.
Have you been living under a rock?

Take 2 minutes to browse the forum and you'll find plenty of members who fit such criteria.
 
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