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TennisFan3
01-13-2011, 10:05 AM
Djokovic rooting for Murray in slam quest

http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/other-sports-news/djokovic-rooting-for-murray-in-slam-quest-1.1079357

Few people on the circuit know Andy Murray better than Novak Djokovic so the Scot will be heartened to know that the Serb is in his corner when it comes to his hopes of breaking his grand-slam duck by winning the Australian Open over the next fortnight.

Djokovic knows what drives Murray and believes that, having gone so close twice, at the US Open in 2008 and in Melbourne last year, the next time he gets an opportunity to win one of the sport’s biggest prizes, he won’t let it go.

“I definitely wish him to have it because I think he deserves it,” Djokovic said. “He has all he needs to have in order to be a grand slam champion. He’s already played two slam finals, he’s played various semi-finals and quarter-finals, he’s been winning against everyone at the top of men’s tennis.

“Definitely the next chance he has I am sure he’s going to take, because he’s been working hard and hard work will pay off, as I know from my personal experience.”

seffina
01-13-2011, 10:14 AM
That's very sweet of him. I'm definitely looking forward to watching Novak play this year. I've seen a lot of Roger and Rafa lately, so it'll be good to see some of the other players.

batz
01-13-2011, 10:19 AM
Nole and Murray spent a lot of time practicing together at the Hopman Cup - they go back a long way. I think they've hatched a bit of a 'stop Fedal' pact. Murray was certainly supporting Novak during the HC - giving him big fist pumps from the sideline when Novak won a match.

BrooklynNY
01-13-2011, 10:22 AM
Lame.

Where is the ice in his veins?

Messarger
01-13-2011, 10:23 AM
i didnt even read the thread but what a Mard the djoker is.

Telepatic
01-13-2011, 10:28 AM
Would be nice to see pretty much anyone winning GS beside Fedal, it becomes extremely dull and boring, I respect them and all but bah.

cknobman
01-13-2011, 10:34 AM
Wonder if his feelings will change if they play each other in the AO.

I'll bet the "I hope he wins" gets thrown out the door.

MichaelNadal
01-13-2011, 10:36 AM
Considering its been 3 years already, Djokovic better be rooting for Djokovic to win the AO.

TennisFan3
01-13-2011, 10:53 AM
Considering its been 3 years already, Djokovic better be rooting for Djokovic to win the AO.

Exactly. Too much of being a Mr Nice Guy.

As they say, Nice guys finish last...

TennisFan3
01-13-2011, 10:56 AM
Lame.

Where is the ice in his veins?
Yep.

I miss the '08 Djokovic with his chest thumping, and in-your-face mean attitude.

This new version seems too submissive; too happy to lose. Lack of killer instinct, as well as this weird propensity of wanting everyone to like him - at the expense of his game.

I fear that unless he changes his mindset, Djokovic will never be the next great player..

YodaKnowsBest
01-13-2011, 11:11 AM
GOOO MUZZAAA :D I hope one of those 2 wins the AO.

Djoker_69
01-13-2011, 01:23 PM
Exactly. Too much of being a Mr Nice Guy.

As they say, Nice guys finish last...

i though nice guys finished in the shower? ;D

NoleDjoko
01-13-2011, 01:23 PM
Actually djokovic wants himself to win ao but he said that the pusher deserve winning a GS because of his hard work

TennisFan3
01-13-2011, 01:43 PM
i though nice guys finished in the shower? ;D

Really? 10 char

Underhand
01-13-2011, 02:36 PM
Actually djokovic wants himself to win ao but he said that the pusher deserve winning a GS because of his hard work

Đoković had his fluke GS win, it's over. And he knows it.

Sentinel
01-13-2011, 07:41 PM
i didnt even read the thread but what a Mard the djoker is.
haha ! joke of the day !

now i am dreading that ksbh will come out with another Sunny Deol reference :(

westside
01-13-2011, 07:45 PM
What an odd thing to say :S

It's like Federer saying he wants Nadal to win the AO

Murrayfan31
01-13-2011, 07:55 PM
I've always been a fan of Djokovic. Outside of Murray the only player I could root for is Djokovic. So much better than those arrogant sob Fed and Nadal.

westside
01-13-2011, 07:58 PM
I've always been a fan of Djokovic. Outside of Murray the only player I could root for is Djokovic. So much better than those arrogant sob Fed and Nadal.

I want NO part of this

Sid_Vicious
01-13-2011, 07:58 PM
That is so stupid and really makes you question his competitive drive. Next thing you know he will be walking in with Murray on Rod Laver arena where a scottish-cheerleader outfit.

veroniquem
01-13-2011, 08:05 PM
Well, I have no doubt Djoko would rather face Murray in the final than Nadal. Makes sense.

ChuDat
01-13-2011, 08:15 PM
If they meet in the finals and Murray wins, we know he won because Djokovic let him, jk.

Murrayfan31
01-13-2011, 08:17 PM
Well, I have no doubt Djoko would rather face Murray in the final than Nadal. Makes sense.
Do you need to be reminded the h2h on hardcourt is?

BrooklynNY
01-13-2011, 08:18 PM
If they meet in the finals and Murray wins, we know he won because Djokovic let him, jk.

Seriously, if it ever came down to it, you'd have to suspect Murray would buy Djokovic off, and of course Nole's dad would make him accept, and use that money to buy a factory where he can print Nole T-shirts more efficiently.
:oops:

Bud
01-13-2011, 08:28 PM
Yep.

I miss the '08 Djokovic with his chest thumping, and in-your-face mean attitude.

This new version seems too submissive; too happy to lose. Lack of killer instinct, as well as this weird propensity of wanting everyone to like him - at the expense of his game.

I fear that unless he changes his mindset, Djokovic will never be the next great player..

That ship has sailed.

cc0509
01-13-2011, 08:42 PM
That's very sweet of him. I'm definitely looking forward to watching Novak play this year. I've seen a lot of Roger and Rafa lately, so it'll be good to see some of the other players.

There are "other" players? Who knew? :)

cc0509
01-13-2011, 08:43 PM
Nole and Murray spent a lot of time practicing together at the Hopman Cup - they go back a long way. I think they've hatched a bit of a 'stop Fedal' pact. Murray was certainly supporting Novak during the HC - giving him big fist pumps from the sideline when Novak won a match.

Well good luck to them with that!

meg0529
01-13-2011, 08:55 PM
Considering its been 3 years already, Djokovic better be rooting for Djokovic to win the AO.

Lol! Seriously! He's talking like he's retired from tennis already!

meg0529
01-13-2011, 08:56 PM
Do you need to be reminded the h2h on hardcourt is?

Do you need to be reminded what happened at the USO?

Tennis sensation
01-13-2011, 09:07 PM
It;s been a long time since Djoko has faced Murray in a GS. Would be fun to watch if they play each other in the finals.

aphex
01-13-2011, 09:56 PM
"The new king" is willling to allow someone else to win a major, after all these years of uninterrupted domination.

dropkicker777
01-13-2011, 10:04 PM
Djokovic should make it easy for Murray, just break both of rafa's knee caps and give fed some mono.

Sentinel
01-13-2011, 10:45 PM
Đoković had his fluke GS win, it's over. And he knows it.
this this this ....

dr325i
01-13-2011, 11:17 PM
Đoković had his fluke GS win, it's over. And he knows it.

sometimes I wonder if you post just to collect the post count...because some of your posts are simply...stupid.
Maybe you should go back and watch the video of the final and see if it was a fluke... No one could have touched him with that game -- not Federer, not Nadal. Not a fluke at all...
The problem is that once he won it, at that young age and with his Serbian approach, it was almost certain that the next one will take a while to repeat. With the game he showed towards the end of 2010, I believe he is almost there (again) but not there yet...

Underhand
01-13-2011, 11:39 PM
sometimes I wonder if you post just to collect the post count...because some of your posts are simply...stupid.
Maybe you should go back and watch the video of the final and see if it was a fluke... No one could have touched him with that game -- not Federer, not Nadal. Not a fluke at all...
The problem is that once he won it, at that young age and with his Serbian approach, it was almost certain that the next one will take a while to repeat. With the game he showed towards the end of 2010, I believe he is almost there (again) but not there yet...

Yeah, when Federer's got mono again, Nadal switches to wheelchair tennis, Murray opens a haggis restaurant, Söderling starts to sell his underwear brand then Đoković will have a chance. Maybe.

Sentinel
01-14-2011, 03:26 AM
^^ Didn;t Đoković pull a strategic MTO against Tsonga who had begun winning. Otherwise, i think Tsonga would have and should have won.

rovex
01-14-2011, 03:38 AM
It;s been a long time since Djoko has faced Murray in a GS. Would be fun to watch if they play each other in the finals.

They haven't played in a slam...get your facts straight, HAHA

YodaKnowsBest
01-14-2011, 04:09 AM
They played in a slam...get your facts straight, HAHA

read again...

pound cat
01-14-2011, 04:12 AM
Don't be surprised if Djokovic wears a shirt with a big photo of Andy on it when he steps out on court for his first AO match. Way to play professional tennis, Nole!

dlk
01-14-2011, 04:14 AM
It;s been a long time since Djoko has faced Murray in a GS. Would be fun to watch if they play each other in the finals.

Could you imagine the threads if those two met in AO final: "New era has begun, etc..."

dlk
01-14-2011, 04:14 AM
Don't be surprised if Djokovic wears a shirt with a big photo of Andy on it when he steps out on court for his first AO match. Way to play professional tennis, Nole!

No that's his parents:)

Tennis sensation
01-14-2011, 04:24 AM
Yeah, when Federer's got mono again, Nadal switches to wheelchair tennis, Murray opens a haggis restaurant, Söderling starts to sell his underwear brand then Đoković will have a chance. Maybe.

This.......

jonahnaturals
01-14-2011, 04:46 AM
The thing is, all of these top five guys have tens of millions or much more in the bank. At the end of the day, it doesn't cost them too much to think generously and root for one another.

Novak seems like a good guy. I'd be happy if either Novak or Murray takes it. But my heart is for Murray...he's totally following Lendl's path. So much pressure before his first major. But once he has it, I think he will relax and take a few more over the years. Lendl and Federer know this path well.

dlk
01-14-2011, 04:54 AM
Yeah, Novak seems real cool. In the shadows of two all-time greats, I bet he's tickled he has a slam win. After all, only two guys have broke through the Fedal barricade. The next to do it will garner alot more hype, especially if it's a repeat winner (Djokovic or JMDP).

Ballbashing Grinder
01-14-2011, 05:16 AM
God people, he did not specify the AO or winning a Grandslam at his expense.He merely said that he likes him as a person and would like to see him win a slam one day(cos there's the continual will he? won't he? speculation) because he has put in all the hard work.Of course he wants to win slams himself and you can be sure both of them would be going at it tooth and nail to win if they were in a matchup.Troicki is one of his best friends on tour but that doesn't stop his professionalism when he plays him.Please people,don't be naive and think that he would just throw a match to Murray.He likes Murray and if he was in such a situation as a GS final against someone else, he would like him to win, but against himself it would be all business.The people who underestimate Djokovic's desire or professionalism make me lol.You don't get to where he is without it

dr325i
01-14-2011, 06:42 AM
Yeah, when Federer's got mono again, Nadal switches to wheelchair tennis, Murray opens a haggis restaurant, Söderling starts to sell his underwear brand then Đoković will have a chance. Maybe.

I am sorry, but do you actually know what mono is and that no matter how strong and good you are there is absolutely NO way you will play competitive tennis with mono...
Federer (or whoever) can blame it on it, Djokovic can blame his bad tennis on the racket switch and so on, but whatever...

BTW, you can say the same about Federer's last AO and FO wins -- flukes since Rafa was away...

I do not see Soderling as a threat to Djokovic at the AO...

dr325i
01-14-2011, 06:43 AM
^^ Didn;t Đoković pull a strategic MTO against Tsonga who had begun winning. Otherwise, i think Tsonga would have and should have won.

Watch the video!
Tsonga should have won??? Total BS.
You keep amazing me with this 12,000 BS posts...

Sid_Vicious
01-14-2011, 06:44 AM
Đoković had his fluke GS win, it's over. And he knows it.
Agreed. Djokovic had his 15 minutes.... It is now time for him to slip away into obscurity.

abmk
01-14-2011, 06:44 AM
The thing is, all of these top five guys have tens of millions or much more in the bank. At the end of the day, it doesn't cost them too much to think generously and root for one another.

Novak seems like a good guy. I'd be happy if either Novak or Murray takes it. But my heart is for Murray...he's totally following Lendl's path. So much pressure before his first major. But once he has it, I think he will relax and take a few more over the years. Lendl and Federer know this path well.

lendl and agassi would be more appropriate to use there ... fed won the very first GS final that he was in.

Sentinel
01-14-2011, 07:08 AM
Agreed. Djokovic had his 15 minutes.... It is now time for him to slip away into obscurity.
But he has.

^^ Thanks, dr, for your kind comments.:) I saw it live. Đoković was gassed out. then he fakes injury, takes a time out, and is suddenly running like the proverbial rabbit.

YodaKnowsBest
01-14-2011, 08:00 AM
But he has.

^^ Thanks, dr, for your kind comments.:) I saw it live. Đoković was gassed out. then he fakes injury, takes a time out, and is suddenly running like the proverbial rabbit.

Nice avatar... haven´t seen u in such a great shape since your mono occured. :lol: I´m also glad you don´t have any back problems anymore. You have dominated this forum these last years it´s so hard for us Joketards to compete...

BrooklynNY
01-14-2011, 08:26 AM
God people, he did not specify the AO or winning a Grandslam at his expense.He merely said that he likes him as a person and would like to see him win a slam one day(cos there's the continual will he? won't he? speculation) because he has put in all the hard work.Of course he wants to win slams himself and you can be sure both of them would be going at it tooth and nail to win if they were in a matchup.Troicki is one of his best friends on tour but that doesn't stop his professionalism when he plays him.Please people,don't be naive and think that he would just throw a match to Murray.He likes Murray and if he was in such a situation as a GS final against someone else, he would like him to win, but against himself it would be all business.The people who underestimate Djokovic's desire or professionalism make me lol.You don't get to where he is without it


I'm pretty sure, that unless Novak Retires (very possible) or withdraws from a major, it will be at his expense, since there is only 1 winner, and 127 losers.

dr325i
01-14-2011, 10:07 AM
But he has.

^^ Thanks, dr, for your kind comments.:) I saw it live. Đoković was gassed out. then he fakes injury, takes a time out, and is suddenly running like the proverbial rabbit.

Are you actually reading what you write???
Makes absolutely no sense!

Sid_Vicious
01-14-2011, 10:10 AM
Are you actually reading what you write???
Makes absolutely no sense!
We are on the internets, sir. For we walk by personal opinions not by facts. :)

Javizzle
01-14-2011, 01:52 PM
I don't like Nole much. I think he says a lot of the things for the sake of his rep. Lame.

The-Champ
01-14-2011, 02:01 PM
Djoker should start thinking of winning it for himself..

TheBoom
01-14-2011, 02:10 PM
Thats nice of him but i hope he plays well in spite of it.....

Djokovicfan4life
01-14-2011, 02:17 PM
As usual, you guys are reading too closely into this statement. Djokovic still wants to win, obviously. He just thinks that Murray deserves to win a slam, which is true.

sureshs
01-14-2011, 02:43 PM
This kind of attitude towards rivals shows how mentally weak the current generation of Federer's opponents is.

namelessone
01-14-2011, 03:49 PM
The "Godfather" deserves a slam :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWfsyxJSfHg

Ballbashing Grinder
01-14-2011, 04:14 PM
I'm pretty sure, that unless Novak Retires (very possible) or withdraws from a major, it will be at his expense, since there is only 1 winner, and 127 losers.

You know what I mean, I mean directly at his expense like actually being beaten by Murray in a GS match.If he's beaten by Fed/Nadal etc. then Murray has nothing to do with his loss or failure to win whatever slam it may be.

Ballbashing Grinder
01-14-2011, 04:15 PM
As usual, you guys are reading too closely into this statement. Djokovic still wants to win, obviously. He just thinks that Murray deserves to win a slam, which is true.

THIS THIS and THIS

Sentinel
01-14-2011, 06:49 PM
Nice avatar... haven´t seen u ..
hey buddy, long time, missed you. good to see you are back.

As usual, you guys are reading too closely into this statement. Djokovic still wants to win, obviously. He just thinks that Murray deserves to win a slam, which is true.
That's the norm here, take something totally out of context, twist it a bit and start a thread. i sometimes feel i've become a **** myself.

westside
01-28-2011, 03:34 AM
Thought I would bring this back

esm
01-28-2011, 03:40 AM
it is an interesting scenario.... :lol:

Hitman
01-28-2011, 03:48 AM
Well then he should do the right thing...Go sit in Murray's box while, Murray takes care of the match..he can serve some moon balls from there also. :)

sdont
01-28-2011, 03:59 AM
Time to see if Nole really wants Murray to win. If that's the case, he just has to tank the final after having taken care of Fed.

mountain dew
01-28-2011, 04:02 AM
Time to see if Nole really wants Murray to win. If that's the case, he just has to tank the final after having taken care of Fed.

If Djokovic loses the final, even in 5 sets, there will be doubt if he really won that major after Djokovic said that.

Fedex
01-28-2011, 04:07 AM
Nole and Murray spent a lot of time practicing together at the Hopman Cup - they go back a long way. I think they've hatched a bit of a 'stop Fedal' pact. Murray was certainly supporting Novak during the HC - giving him big fist pumps from the sideline when Novak won a match.

Mission accomplished.
Murray was limping at the end though.
Advantage Djokovic in the final.

Fedex
01-28-2011, 04:11 AM
If Djokovic loses the final, even in 5 sets, there will be doubt if he really won that major after Djokovic said that.

That was said before the start of the tournament.
So many excuses prepared just in case Murray wins.
Anyway, Djokovic is fresher so looks like your fears won't be realised.

xanctus
01-28-2011, 04:20 AM
OK, I wonder if...IF Murray did win the OZ open, Djoker might say...well, I have done it before here in OZ. So, let Murray have it.
Otherwords, he's giving to Murray then?? :D

mountain dew
01-28-2011, 04:21 AM
That was said before the start of the tournament.
So many excuses prepared just in case Murray wins.
Anyway, Djokovic is fresher so looks like your fears won't be realised.

Im rooting for Murray, bro. Djokovic's statement just made me think

Pinkskunk
01-28-2011, 04:23 AM
you guys take Nole's statement completely out of context. Nole hopes Murray wins if Nole did not make it to the final. In this case he is, then it's a different story. even if they are best friends, or like brothers, when they come face to face on the same court when there is only one winner, everyman is for himself - Just look at the Williams sisters. You can stop twisting or disecting Nole's statement because IMHO, it's ridiculous.

i like them both, but i would hope Murray wins. However, by judging from both semis, i think Nole played better, the guy is on fire.

jonahnaturals
01-28-2011, 04:27 AM
Of course both of them want to win it with equal intensity.

Being a big Murray fan, I have to say that Djokovic is looking more dangerous right now. Andy has to play the match of his life to wi

Go Andy!

klementine79
01-28-2011, 04:37 AM
There's a nice pay check waiting for the winner along with some points...

I believe a win for Murray would put him in 3rd place.
Novak would be in 4th, some 240pts. behind Murray.

If Novak wins he'd still be behind Federer by 1000+ pts.
Murray would move up past Soderling in 4th with a 2nd place finish.

klementine79
01-28-2011, 04:40 AM
^ No wait....

Federer would lose points since he did not make it to the final (needs to at least make it to the final to keep his points from last season's AO win)

Djokovic would take #2 in the world with a win???

klementine79
01-28-2011, 04:42 AM
Murray would keep his pts. from last year, since he is already in the final... so In the case of a Djoko win... Novak becomes #2... Roger #3 and Murray would creep up to 4th.

Correct?

rovex
01-28-2011, 04:45 AM
Murray would keep his pts. from last year, since he is already in the final... so In the case of a Djoko win... Novak becomes #2... Roger #3 and Murray would creep up to 4th.

Correct?

Murray won't be #4 if he loses. If he wins I don't know.

Fedex
01-28-2011, 04:50 AM
Im rooting for Murray, bro. Djokovic's statement just made me think

Apologies I took it the wrong way.

klementine79
01-28-2011, 04:54 AM
Murray has 5,760 pts. as of now... if he loses.. he gains 1000pts. plus gets to keep his 1000 fromlast year's AO, since he makes the finals.... a total of 6,760...

Federer would lose his 2000pts.from last year's AO since he did not make the finals... leaving him with 7,545, since he reached the quarters he would receive 250pts... he is now sitting at 9,245.

This is all based on a Djoko win so Djokovic would gain 2,000pts... putting him at 8,240pts.

So if Djoko wins....
Djokovic #2- 8,240
Federer #3- 7,545
Murray #4- 6,760

klementine79
01-28-2011, 04:57 AM
If Murray wins he would take 3rd place... Roger would retain #2 and Djoko would drop to 4th behind Murray by 500pts. or so....

Cup8489
01-28-2011, 05:02 AM
Federer
9245-2000+720=7965

Djokovic
6240-360+2000=7880

Federer reached the semis, but won the title last year. Djokovic reached the quarters, and if he wins the title, the above numbers are correct. so in the case of a djokovic win, Federer would still be number 2...by the skin of his teeth.

sorry mistyped

Sentinel
01-28-2011, 05:04 AM
No way this Murray will beat yesteday's Đoković.

Bryan Swartz
01-28-2011, 05:04 AM
klementine -- your scenarios are incorrect.

If Djokovic wins, he won't gain quite enough ground to take #2.

#2 Federer(7,965)
#3 Djokovic(7,880)
#4 Soderling(5,955)
#5 Murray(5,760)

Note that Murray gains nothing by losing in the final since that's the exact round he reached last year. If Murray wins ...

#3 Djokovic(7080)
#4 Murray(6560)
#5 Soderling(5955)

So Novak will stay at #3 regardless. The only question remaining is whether Murray retakes #4 after the final.

klementine79
01-28-2011, 05:54 AM
Yes sir!!!!! Scwartz and Cup... thanks... I forgot to deduct Djoko's points...

Will he lose 360 from last year, even if he made the finals this year????..... I was under the immpression that he would keep his 360.

Cup8489
01-28-2011, 05:56 AM
Yes sir!!!!! Scwartz and Cup... thanks... I forgot to deduct Djoko's points...

Will he lose 360 from last year, even if he made the finals this year????..... I was under the immpression that he would keep his 360.

nope, all of last years points come off, and are replaced by points he won this year. by reaching the final, i believe he takes at least 1200 points home, and could take 2000

BrooklynNY
01-28-2011, 08:24 AM
conflict of interest?

Murrayfan31
01-28-2011, 08:37 AM
lol Irony of this thread. Let's see if he really wants Murray to win it. ;)

Telepatic
01-28-2011, 08:42 AM
Oh Nole is such a good pal, hes gonna tank this with triple bagel now lol.

Bud
01-31-2011, 02:12 AM
Oh Nole is such a good pal, hes gonna tank this with triple bagel now lol.

Close :lol:

LameTennisPlayer
01-31-2011, 02:35 AM
seriously, djokovic doesnt mean it, hes just being a nice suck up... its normal to say crap like that after u won the big time

Tony48
01-31-2011, 02:37 AM
Wonder if his feelings will change if they play each other in the AO.

I'll bet the "I hope he wins" gets thrown out the door.

Thank God this happened. He was quoted saying that the friendship "was on hold" or something and that the final would be "all business"

batz
09-13-2011, 07:26 AM
It's interesting to look back in time :)

Thread numbers 3, 25 and 27 are worth a look. ;) (sorry Bud)

Omega_7000
09-13-2011, 07:40 AM
Well, I have no doubt Djoko would rather face Murray in the final than Nadal. Makes sense.

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha :lol: :lol:

Telepatic
09-13-2011, 07:48 AM
Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha :lol: :lol:

:lol:

And I remember one post from someone after AO and Dubai going something like this:

"Oh how strange Nole's peak days came when he didn't face Nadal"

:lol: