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Paullaconte1 11-13-2012 06:00 PM

Djokovic says his 2012 was better than 2011. I disagree
 
Maybe he is just happy about winning the WTF and still very emotional about the season, but I cant' agree with the fact that 2012 was better than 2011 for Djokovic as he said.

http://www.tennistonic.com/view_tennisnews?nid=1426

http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/sport/story/179086.html

In 2012 he won almost everything (3 slams +++) and he was even better than Nadal on clay (bar the FO). He just missed the last 3 months because of an injury.

In 2011 he was the best player, but not by far.

I think 2011 was a better year for him

NadalDramaQueen 11-13-2012 06:05 PM

No doubt his 2011 was better. People put too much stock in what the players say about themselves. They are always trying to be positive, but he still had a great year.

Strategy 11-13-2012 06:11 PM

Djoker had an awesome year and could have very well won 2-3 slams this year. Almost a fluke it didn't happen really. Nadal regained his dominance over Djoker at clay, and Murray finally woke up.

90's Clay 11-13-2012 06:12 PM

Djoker last year blows this Djoker out of the water.. Not sure what the heck Djoker is talking about here.

He looked much better at the AO last year, looked worse at the French actually, Looked MUCH better at wimbledon ( of course I'm sure the roof had something to do with that), and looked way better the USO last year.

3 of the slams last year Nole's level was much higher then this year.

He had a great year this year but last year he was a complete wrecking machine (especially the first half of last year). I didn't think he looked all that great until towards the end of this year really

His movement, his Backhand, his FH was better and he was painting the lines on his shots

Sabratha 11-13-2012 06:17 PM

His form comes in waves.

McEnroeisanartist 11-14-2012 05:47 AM

Great player. Obviously, an idiot or short memory.

pvaudio 11-14-2012 05:50 AM

Considering no one is in a position to disagree with the man himself, I believe he is not referring to outright results. What would be more satisfying, come out and having a blazing year while everyone claims it's due to drugs or altitude chambers, or coming back and showing everyone you are far from a fluke?

kalyan4fedever 11-14-2012 06:22 AM

2012 was better yes in terms of money , he could have gained a lots of sponsors from his success from '11.

Matt H. 11-14-2012 06:27 AM

2012 certainly had a lot more pressure than 2011.


2011 was a kind of a dream run for him.

2012 was hard working, pressure packed, and he put up really good results.

Maybe that's where he's coming from.

RF20Lennon 11-14-2012 06:31 AM

He's just trying to make himself feel better

PCXL-Fan 11-14-2012 07:45 AM

He's saying that because last year was not Novak it was ****.

This year Novak is playing and its the best year he's ever had.

Magnetite 11-14-2012 08:26 AM

He didn't drop off so drastically this year after the U.S Open. He had a complete season.

2012 was a ridiculous 9 months + a crappy 2.5 months thereafter.

In terms of results though, 2011 was better.

sunof tennis 11-14-2012 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Magnetite (Post 7015926)
He didn't drop off so drastically this year after the U.S Open. He had a complete season.

2012 was a ridiculous 9 months + a crappy 2.5 months thereafter.

In terms of results though, 2011 was better.

I agree. The highs in 2011 were higher and the lows were lower. 3 slams still beats 1 plus a WTF.

AnotherTennisProdigy 11-14-2012 08:39 AM

He won nearly every title in 2011, I seriously doubt that he thinks he has done better this year.

veroniquem 11-14-2012 08:40 AM

It depends on your angle. In terms of titles won and domination of the competition, 2011 was better. In terms of consistency throughout the year, 2012 was more satisfying (in 2011, Djoko didn't last through the entire season and basically couldn't play at all after USO). Also Djoko made his first RG final in 2012. I'm sure that meant a lot to him. + he finished the year on a triumphant note, which is always a +

veroniquem 11-14-2012 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnotherTennisProdigy (Post 7015952)
He won nearly every title in 2011, I seriously doubt that he thinks he has done better this year.


He won "almost" every title between AO and USO in 2011, then collapsed. I agree with him that it is better to remain at top level until the end of the season and god knows it was hard to do in 2012 because of the Olympics. Something had to give which is why almost all top players tanked Paris indoor this year.

Steve0904 11-14-2012 08:48 AM

We all know what Djoker said here was ridiculous, but 2012 was a great backup year, and it was much better post USO. Djoker's peak level in 2011 was insane, but he was more consistent this year, he just didn't win everything in sight.

Hood_Man 11-14-2012 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Magnetite (Post 7015926)
He didn't drop off so drastically this year after the U.S Open. He had a complete season.

2012 was a ridiculous 9 months + a crappy 2.5 months thereafter.

In terms of results though, 2011 was better.

I can agree with this :)

Mainad 11-14-2012 09:22 AM

I think Djokovic probably enjoyed his 2012 season a little better than 2011 despite the fact that his 2011 season was just phenomenal right up until the US Open.

While he ran out of gas after winning the 2011 USO and had nothing left in the tank for the end of year, this time round he paced himself much better, not busting a gut trying to win everything in sight, but winning just enough to keep his nose ahead of the game and thus had plenty of energy left for the WTF.

As a result, this time round he won both the first big tournament of the season (the AO) and the last (WTF). I think this may be why he looks on 2012 with a bit more satisfaction even than 2011!

Mustard 11-14-2012 02:29 PM

Judge for yourselves:

2011
Won the Australian Open
Won Dubai
Won Indian Wells
Won Miami
Won Belgrade
Won Madrid
Won Rome

SF at the French Open
Won Wimbledon
Won Montreal

RU in Cincinnati
Won the US Open
SF in Basel
QF in Paris Indoor
RR exit at the World Tour Finals (won 1 out of 3 round robin matches)

2012
Won the Australian Open
SF in Dubai
SF in Indian Wells
Won in Miami
RU in Monte Carlo
QF in Madrid
RU in Rome
RU at the French Open
SF at Wimbledon
SF at the London Olympics (lost third place play off)
Won in Toronto
RU in Cincinnati
RU at the US Open
Won in Beijing
Won in Shanghai

R32 in Paris Indoor
Won World Tour Finals (won 3 out 3 round robin matches)


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