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ROLAND GARROS 2017

As we are having reminiscence on Novak last year's 4 Grand Slam right now he is defending his last slam in over a year. So many questions around: has he resolved whatever issue he has now, leading to the only Clay Slam this year? He has proven so many times he can change to his champion gear, but the trend of peaking in semifinal only to lose the match that matter the most is very concerning


Having disposed his entire team, he has approached Agassi to be his new super-coach. Can the American with golden-slam in his resume can revive the past glory of Novak?

Is it the right momentum for him to change sponsorship to Lacoste? (I am not a fan on this new kit, Uniqlo gave him such a clean look)


Preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best.
ALLEZ NOLE!
 

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Allez!
 

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Good signs of improvement at R1. Hope he plays himself into form. Sousa next.
 

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Oops..Here we go again..

Novak has ran into a player in some sort of a decent Clutch form..God knows now..
 

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A win is a win, I guess
 

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Novak roared back to take the match in a close TB and in 2 dominant sets 6-1, 6-3. Anyway his biggest roar is still left for the Mallorcan.
 

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Roared back MY ASS :lol::sobbing:

As a fan, this is really, really heart breaking. Oh well, he has his other priorities I suppose. Thank you for that incredible 2015-2016 run. One of the proudest period being his hardcore supporter. I guess I'll just watch less and less tennis now, back to realityville and abandon any hope for him for the remaining 2017 :shrug:
 

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How are you guys coping with it all??

I am.not sure what to do now..Where do I direct all the sport supporting energy to? Can't get regularly crushed week after week..Should I find solace in some hobby??
 

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How are you guys coping with it all??

I am.not sure what to do now..Where do I direct all the sport supporting energy to? Can't get regularly crushed week after week..Should I find solace in some hobby??
You're feeling this way just now? As a tennis fan, I've been in despair over Novak's game since last year's Wimbledon. How do I cope? Well, I was a long-time Red Sox fan for many years before they finally won the World Series, so I guess that toughened me up.
 

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I got up at 4 am to watch Novak tank a match. :lol:

It is very painful to see him like this, but I think he will come back.

In the meantime, I root for other faves. I have Ostapenko and Pliskova to root for. :)

Tough times for us. I'm concentrating on my other faves, who always flop, but it's no surprise: Almagro, Bellucci, Carreño Busta, Tomic... :lol:

Tennis is a great sport. :)

And we'll be here when Novak comes back
 

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Roared back MY ASS :lol::sobbing:

As a fan, this is really, really heart breaking. Oh well, he has his other priorities I suppose. Thank you for that incredible 2015-2016 run. One of the proudest period being his hardcore supporter. I guess I'll just watch less and less tennis now, back to realityville and abandon any hope for him for the remaining 2017 :shrug:
How are you guys coping with it all??

I am.not sure what to do now..Where do I direct all the sport supporting energy to? Can't get regularly crushed week after week..Should I find solace in some hobby??
Well guys, as a Rafa fan I felt the exact same way for 2 and a half years between mid 2014 and early this year. You just have to accept things as they are and accept that fact that you don't have control over this. Lower your expectations and don't take any win for granted. He will come back, eventually. All greats do.
 

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Well guys, as a Rafa fan I felt the exact same way for 2 and a half years between mid 2014 and early this year. You just have to accept things as they are and accept that fact that you don't have control over this. Lower your expectations and don't take any win for granted. He will come back, eventually. All greats do.

But even when Nadal was down he always gave his all. His all just wasnt good enough.. But this is slightly different. This guy hardly gives a fuck...That is what is annoying.
 

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You're feeling this way just now? As a tennis fan, I've been in despair over Novak's game since last year's Wimbledon. How do I cope? Well, I was a long-time Red Sox fan for many years before they finally won the World Series, so I guess that toughened me up.
Yeah, but tennis is different to team-sport, well at least to me. Novak strikes me with his feisty, rebellious and ambitious personality. I have to admit he kinda changed right now and it annoys me a lot. I dont think I have ever been "stanning" for some sporting individual as hard as Novak (and Maria for the ladies), and I'm not sure if the young crops will ever get my hardcore support like I did with Novak (maybe Karen Khachanov, but i'm still lukewarm with him)

Having said all that, I will never (ugh I hate the word never) give up on him. I'll stay with my philosophy of hoping for the best, always prepared for the worst, although that last defeat still stung so much. There is nothing I could do anyway to actually change him :shrug:
 

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Is he playing Wimbledon? My hunch is saying NO :shrug:
 

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My commiserations, I'm sure I would have been royally pissed/butthurt after such a sorry tankjob if I were his fan. It's not nice seeing one apparently disillusioned with what they do. Hopefully ND finds happiness again, on court or off court. He's a good guy who doesn't deserve the ordeal of fighting with and against himself.
 

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Rafa and Roger struggled, but they never capitulated like Novak did against Thiem.

Novak's problems are coming form everywhere: family, form, diet, rivals, motivation, health... So he probably feels overwhelmed by it all. I have the feeling that once he starts sorting one thing out, the others will fall into place as well. It is just very complicated at the moment. But he's a great champion and eventually he'll find a way to be true to himself.

Some people think he should take a break, others that he should continue, in order to gain confidence. I really don't know what to think. I'll just wait to see what he decides.

In the meantimre, plenty of tennis to watch. I'll cherish every little win. :lol:
 
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