Does Novak fake injuries??

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Does he Fake it?

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  1. Andyk028

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    Does Novak Djokovic acutally suffer from the injuries he claims to have...or does he either fake/embellish them?
     
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    I don't want to think he fakes them, however is is either playing safe (which isn't always bad) or yeah, i think he embellishes them a bit.
     
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    It's anyone's guess.

    I know what Tommy Robredo would say, though!
     
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  4. VivalaVida

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    No, I dont think he fakes them. He is a ballerina physically and cant handle different playing conditions. If he works on his fitness more he is gonna win alot more matches.
     
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    Robredo is gay.
     
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    Yet another pointless hater thread, by yet another fresh troll.

    Does Federer fake injuries?
     
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  7. gj011

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    Robredo is a cheater and a liar.
     
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    he just exagerates his problems so that he can get out of the match. understandable in my opinion.
     
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  9. gj011

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    Obviously Andyk028=Jimmyk459.

    Troll switched the nickname after his two previous worthless threads were deleted.
     
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    I dont think he does. I think he legitimately has a bit of problem with fitness and endurance. The unfortunate thing for him is from what I hear, his build, other factors, I get the impression it is hereditary and something that wont be easy for him to solve. I imagine if he could put in the right training and off court work to solve it he would have.
     
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    Ok...what a relevant comment...just like something I would see on youtube...
     
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    Why do you want to get Federer into everything? This thread is supposed to be about Djokovic! and then you go around accusing everyone else of trolling... :roll:
     
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  13. $$$$mony$$$$

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    i think novak does have injuries when he leaves a match. i dont think that some of them are justifiable for defaulting tho. I haven't really noticed , but does he seem to retire more than the average pro? or does he just retire more than the average top five player?
     
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    Don't think so. He just lacks fitness and endurance, and chose to retire when he felt just a bit here or there.
     
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    He's defaulted for ailments that most would consider mild, but he hasn't done that for quite some time (in his AO retirement he looked like he was about to collapse, though that was due to **** poor conditioning); I don't think he's ever out and out faked an injury.
     
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    I believe him when he says that he never fakes injuries.
     
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    I dont think so. Last time he was just really tired and seemed out of gas
     
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    Here is my stalker, trolling again. :roll:

    This is a troll thread. The OP is a delusional and pathetic Federer fanboy, hence mentioning Federer is absolutely appropriate, especially since, if anyone fakes injuries that is Federer.
    Taking injury timeout against Tipsarevic, while down 1:2 to clip his toenails and then running like a rabbit in the 4th and 5th set. Faking back injuries against Murray in TMC and taking numerous timeouts, only to go to play exos in HK couple days later.
     
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    um if the OP is actually jimmyk, than he is not a delusional federer fanboy, since he also made a thread to bash federer as well.
     
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    Who knows? He either fakes it which makes him a schmuck, or else he is a hothouse lily. Either way, he lost my respect when he showed his lack of humour both on and off the court. He loves to dish it but can't take it. Sad really because he is very talented.
     
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    how is this close? who honestly believes he has all these injuries. he has been hurt in the past but when hes losing and his opponent is in a solid rythm hes gonna sit down and call a trainer. if he continues to lose he calls it quits. this is why he is right on the verge of greatness but cant quite grab it.
     
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    If you mean he couldn't take Roddick's sleazy accusations before their USO match, then there was no humor in them.

    Roddick just tried to distract Novak and manipulate media and crowd in his favor before the match. Very sleazy and huge gamesmanship from Roddick. Novak was understandably upset about it.
     
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    I call B.S. It was obvious to everyone that Roddick was joking around - the fact that there was a little truth thrown in only added to the humour. Djokovic entered the pro scene like a village idiot, mocking and imitating all the main players. Did they all honestly find him amusing? Probably not, but they sucked it up because it was relatively spot on. The moment someone turned the spotlight on him he became angry and whiny. I was embarrased for him and waited for the punchline until I realized he was serious.
     
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    :rolleyes: So many prejudiced haters.
     
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    how am i a hater. i called it like i saw it. hes terrible when hes getting pushed. he has the game you cant deny that but he has alot of growing up to do. and you cant deny he abuses calling the trainer and loves to make excuses. these are things he does.
     
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    Isnt it funny that the biggest troll on TW (gj011) is the one whining and complaining that everyone around him is a troll. It is a shame this individual cant find anything better to do with his life than whine and bother other people on a forum that is full of so called trolls (aka people not like him which in fact makes them the anti-troll) on a random internet forum.
     
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    imitating a player's oncourt demeanor and accusing someone of faking, even it was done in a humorous tone, are not on the same level. I do agree that novak should not have went off like that infront of the US crowd. He should have just waited and talked to andy about it later.
     
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    Die hard jokers love to point out Nadal's time delays without mentioning Djokovic's abuse of trainers or excessive ball bouncing. Interesting how one's perception is altered when it comes to their favourite.
     
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    Roddick was not joking. He was intentionally creating a controversy and trying to get into Novak's head before the match on his home court. Very bad and unacceptable behavior.

    About imitations. Novak didn't have bad intentions with them, he was just fooling around in practice when media caught them and then it got out of control since media was stirring them. When he realized some people are not happy about them he stopped. Again did nothing wrong.

    Roddick was doing imitations as well and you don't seem to be bothered by them or calling him "village idiot".
     
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    Here is stalker #2. Still bitter about uncovering your faulty predictions.
     
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    I agree he should have waited. The fact is he said what everyone was thinking - it was becoming absolutely ridiculous the was he was sick with this, with that, with everything. If he is honestly that sickly then fine, I can understand, but the calls for time with trainers always are most beneficial to his game. It casts suspicion on him.

    Similar to this was when Soderling openly mocked Nadal on court for his butt picking. It was in poor taste - and very obvious that no humour was employed - but Nadal did not react....other than to kick Soderling's ass.
     
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    Now I call BS. When any Novak's fan here talked about Nadal's "time delays". It it certainly not regular "pointing out". You mixed us with Fedfanboys.
     
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    I don't think he fakes injuries more than anyone else on the tour of top ranked players.

    I think because so many followers of tennis and players in their own right think they would do something different in his shoes, i.e. "if I were him I would have continued playing no matter what, it is a Grand Slam for crying out loud!"...a lot of people are quick to condemn and blame him and say he is just faking some stuff.

    I think he is just one of those players who is genuinely talented but has had that told to him by a lot of people and especially by those close to him so he is concerned for every small thing and every vagrancy of health issue. He overreacts in some ways by retiring, understandable but a little less than admirable by majority. He has achieved a high rank at a comparatively young age and probably close ones are saying, be concerned making number one later and staying healthy.

    I think he has retired more than he should have under some kinda shaky stories, but I don't think we are anyone else can judge him as wrong for having done so. I might have played on, other players might have played on, but for Novak he decided he shouldn't and couldn't. We just have to accept it. And no doubt some will keep posting threads like these and knocking him as long as he keeps doing it, and even if he stops, people will keep saying, "do you remember when Novak.....etc.etc. ?"

    Bottom line with all this crap, whether its taking too many or too long or certain suspicious time out for medical or something else....ATP officials need to enforce the laws and quit letting it happen. As long as they let stuff slip whether its too long in between points or what is mentioned above, or especially let some people do it and then call harsh on others...it will be a dodgy kind of lark. They need to enforce the rules across the board no matter who it is.
     
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    It's clear we do not agree on this. I feel he was not being malicious in the least. You honestly are going to come down on Roddick for trying to "get into Novak's head before the match" yet completely ignore the insane statements Djokovic's mother has made in the media...specifically directed towards Federer?
     
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    Yet another wrong presumption. Novak does not call a trainer like you described. OTOH Federer did it openly several times, and yet no one complains.
    Again, Roddick was playing a dirty game before the match and Djokovic did the same thing as Nadal, kicked Roddick's ass on the court.
     
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    im suprised no one has started a fight right there on the court when he does it. everyone knows hes full of crap when he does it. he amazes me that no one openly says something to him when they hear him say he needs a trainer. i know i would.
     
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    Until the AO you mean? Case in point and Roddick was a gentleman about it. He knew he didn't even have to smirk because the commemtators were all over it.
     
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    Wait until he meets up with Soderling. :twisted:
     
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    This is low. You should be ashamed of yourself.
     
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    Yet, I'm not. Like everone else, I am calling it as I see it. Her talking trash to the media is terrible, low brow and low class. She should know better - and if not, he should tell her to stop....hence, the leash comment.
     
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    fed's track record with calling the trainers is rather small I think compared to djokovic's. I'm not saying that djokovic abuses anything, but he has had a record for calling the trainer for injuries, soreness, etc.
     
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    Don't forget heat, high humidity and a reaction to the clay.
     
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    so i should get you a djokovic fan club membership for your birthday?
     
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    Haha. Good one Mav. Like I said in my first post in this thread, I think he is a very talented player...it's his personality that I can do without. :)

    I did delete my previous statement. Although I stand by it...young eyes and all.
     
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    he would be exciting on a date. you would have a great first half and then he would cramp call in his trainer and continue. if it became clear that he wasnt gonna get any fun time after the date he would call it quits and blame a pulled hamstring.
     
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    He's a bit of a blowhard, no? He would go on and on about the date. His mother would publicly talk about it. It would be all pomp and circumstance but he just wouldn't have the stamina to finish the match. ;)
     
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    he would call his mom to talk some crap about how you were just to intense and hes just a nice boy who couldnt stand such a girl. then go on and on about how he has a pulled back from the encounter.
     
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    I'm a senior in highschool, I dont have time to make up different member names and go around obnoxiously thrashing my beliefs in threads which they dont make sense to even mention. Thats your deal, not mine.

    Im not a federer fanboy, I'm a nadal fan and how am I a troll if I start a thread that explains what I think about an ATP player, that almost everyone else agrees with? Not to mention the fact that I don't go posting around in threads accusing other people of trolling (which in my opinion is a stupid idiotic term and makes me sick to even type). Your a troll on troll patrol... give it a rest man.
     
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