“Novak is just stronger than everybody else” – Exclusive interview with Goran Ivanisevic

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Don’t remember anything about his game other than serving out of a tree.

Karlovic should’ve achieved more, especially at Wimbledon.
Karlovic didn't have much talent other than serving big. A poor man's John Isner.

Ivanisevic actually had talent and was worthy of more than just 1 slam.
 

pj80

Hall of Fame
Ivanisevic deserves CREDIT.
He has transformed Novak into a machine. Novak's serve 3.0 is because of Goran.
Novak led the ace count in the tournament. Holy crap serving better than Kygrios, Karlovic, Zverev, Medvedev etc etc.
Now it's Novak with a serve like Fed/Sampras and the defense/ROS of Novak.
kyrgios played 2 matches, karlovic 1....novak 7
 

Beckerserve

Legend
Everyone just laughs at poor Goran nowadays. Everytime he says anything his FO prediction gets brought up. I feel sorry for him as i like Goran, in his day 5th best grass courter behind Becker Edberg Stich and Sampras.
 

pj80

Hall of Fame
Everyone just laughs at poor Goran nowadays. Everytime he says anything his FO prediction gets brought up. I feel sorry for him as i like Goran, in his day 5th best grass courter behind Becker Edberg Stich and Sampras.
he had more deep Wimbledon runs then Stich
 

Nadal_Django

Hall of Fame
Goran just very honest about the 2020 FO final. Yes it was a WTF performance by Djokovic that day. No energy, no fitness, mentally and emotionally killed after the 2020 USO Karen fiasco. Yes Djokovic was a no show that day that's for sure, similar to 2013 Wimbledon final.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Right....Goran made semis of USO also. The guy was one of the best of the 90s strong era.
Strong era meaning courts so fast with graphite rackets all you had to be able to do was serve but no poly strings yet so 2nd serves were weak enough that 2m servebots didn't exist yet.
 

Krish0608

Hall of Fame
Goran just very honest about the 2020 FO final. Yes it was a WTF performance by Djokovic that day. No energy, no fitness, mentally and emotionally killed after the 2020 USO Karen fiasco. Yes Djokovic was a no show that day that's for sure, similar to 2013 Wimbledon final.
"Everybody has a plan, until you meet Rafa at RG". This is what happened. Once Djokovic saw the level of Nadal he was up against, it crushed his spirit.
Loved how Goran had to the eat the most delicious humble pie.
 

Nadal_Django

Hall of Fame
"Everybody has a plan, until you meet Rafa at RG". This is what happened. Once Djokovic saw the level of Nadal he was up against, it crushed his spirit.
Loved how Goran had to the eat the most delicious humble pie.
Well, I'm kinda sure that Djokovic played better versions of Nadal at FO and dealt with them much better than in the 2020 Final. It's not like he plays first time Nadal in Paris and he is suddenly shocked about his opponent's level isn't it!? Nadal was ok, but Djokovic was unexplainably horrible.
 

nov

Semi-Pro
I think Djokovic should tell Goran to shut up. There is no point talk like that, it only adds pressure for Novak.
 

Shaj

Rookie
Swear it.. Why does he have to talk Novak up all the time? It just creates unnecessary pressure on him. And to be honest, Early year is always Novaks time. In Australia and after that. Its just in the Clay Season and North American Hard court time he gets found out. So no need of Gloating. Action always speaks louder than words.
 

GhostOfNKDM

Professional
Don't remember? Watch this....the original king of the running forehand was actually Ivanisevic. Back then they use to call his running forehand the creme de la creme, because it was that good.

Will have to watch this tonight. Back then I was caught up in Agassi fanhood to pay attention to anyone else.

That also explains the Sampras antipathy ;)
 
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