Zebrev

Hall of Fame
Last meeting between the two was Aussie Open 2016, so nearly 3 years ago. One of the most interesting dynamics of any match up, like watching the greatest ever playing a machine designed not to miss. Fascinating clash of styles and personality. Been too long since these two faced off, who else believe Wimbledon should deliver it to us?

With Djokovic on the comeback trail, it could make for an intriguing encountre.
 

Zebrev

Hall of Fame
I can't believe how many people write off Djoko on this forum after we've seen Rafa and Fed rise from the ashes in the last 18 months. He's not all the way back but he's playing better by the tourney and is capable of beating anyone anywhere.
Yeah, I think it's just matter of him "catching fire" again. That can happen anywhere at any time. Things can suddenly click into place, and he is back being a contender again.

Plus I think Novak has a mental edge over Roger, causing Rog to choke in several close matches between the two over the years. If they were to meet, I believe it would be anything but straight forward.
 
Last meeting between the two was Aussie Open 2016, so nearly 3 years ago. One of the most interesting dynamics of any match up, like watching the greatest ever playing a machine designed not to miss. Fascinating clash of styles and personality. Been too long since these two faced off, who else believe Wimbledon should deliver it to us?

With Djokovic on the comeback trail, it could make for an intriguing encountre.
For what~? ,Cold blooded murder of a malnourished serb at the hands of a swiss gentleman, with blood signs everywhere on the soil of the most prestigious tennis tournament ever??
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Yeah, I think it's just matter of him "catching fire" again. That can happen anywhere at any time. Things can suddenly click into place, and he is back being a contender again.

Plus I think Novak has a mental edge over Roger, causing Rog to choke in several close matches between the two over the years. If they were to meet, I believe it would be anything but straight forward.
He is not catching fire out of nowhere.
 

Mike Sams

G.O.A.T.
Last meeting between the two was Aussie Open 2016, so nearly 3 years ago. One of the most interesting dynamics of any match up, like watching the greatest ever playing a machine designed not to miss. Fascinating clash of styles and personality. Been too long since these two faced off, who else believe Wimbledon should deliver it to us?

With Djokovic on the comeback trail, it could make for an intriguing encountre.
Didn't Djokovic just lose to some Italian guy nobody had ever heard of? Some guy who'd never won any Slam matches prior to RG?
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
I can't believe how many people write off Djoko on this forum after we've seen Rafa and Fed rise from the ashes in the last 18 months. He's not all the way back but he's playing better by the tourney and is capable of beating anyone anywhere.
Not with a powder puff forehand and that strange, loopy backhand I saw him employing at RG(seriously, what the hell was that all about?!). He's also clearly lost at least half a step and his serve is a shadow of its former self. But apart from all that.....;)
 

weakera

Legend
Fed would destroy him

So naturally Fed will not be given the chance

Remarkable how Ned and Djoke only seem to reach him at the most opportune of times for h2h purposes
It was really opportunistic of Federer to avoid Nadal on clay for the past two seasons, and to lose to DelPo in NY :p
 

weakera

Legend
Not with a powder puff forehand and that strange, loopy backhand I saw him employing at RG(seriously, what the hell was that all about?!). He's also clearly lost at least half a step and his serve is a shadow of its former self. But apart from all that.....;)
What you should care about is forward progress. Nadal from 2015-2017 saw linear progression and improvement like Nole recently. Rome was not built in a day. Novak is young and fit enough to win more slams - anyone who thinks otherwise is crazy. It may not happen, but silly to write him off.
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
What you should care about is forward progress. Nadal from 2015-2017 saw linear progression and improvement like Nole recently. Rome was not built in a day. Novak is young and fit enough to win more slams - anyone who thinks otherwise is crazy. It may not happen, but silly to write him off.
I hope you're right my friend. Here's hoping he discovers the same fountain of youth both Federer and Nadal did. ;)
 
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Fed would destroy him

So naturally Fed will not be given the chance

Remarkable how Ned and Djoke only seem to reach him at the most opportune of times for h2h purposes
Djokovic got to Federer at USO 07, 08 and 09 when Federer was still prime, even in 10 when Djokovic was in even worse form than Federer that year. Djokovic also played Federer at AO 07.

At Wimbledon Djokovc failed in 08 and 09, but was waiting for him 10 despite them both being in poor form.
 

D.Nalby12

Legend
Not with a powder puff forehand and that strange, loopy backhand I saw him employing at RG(seriously, what the hell was that all about?!). He's also clearly lost at least half a step and his serve is a shadow of its former self. But apart from all that.....;)
Djokovic must have got his form back. You can tell without watching.

Dj 11 is back. And he is normal - means everything going to be normal soon
 

weakera

Legend
I hope you're right my friend. Here's hoping he discovers the same fountain of youth both Federer and Nadal did. ;)
As a Nadal fan, I really don't hope so lol, but the pain of 2015-2016 is all too fresh for me to be stupid enough to write off Nole.
 
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Not happening bro. Djokovic is not far away from his best.
He lost a SF at RG to Checchinato and couldn't even push it into the fifth set, so I think he is far from his best. Moreover, in order to beat an in-form Federer on grass, many aspects of his game have to be on (serving, returning, ground game and, most importantly, his mental strength) and he's, imo, nowhere near that level.
 

Mike Sams

G.O.A.T.
Yeah, I think it's just matter of him "catching fire" again. That can happen anywhere at any time. Things can suddenly click into place, and he is back being a contender again.

Plus I think Novak has a mental edge over Roger, causing Rog to choke in several close matches between the two over the years. If they were to meet, I believe it would be anything but straight forward.
I don't think you can just catch fire anywhere at anytime at this age when he's still struggling physically on the court against lesser players. Going to take a hell of a lot more for Djokovic to really be a contender.
 
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The R32 will be fine by me this year. That would make Novak only the second player in the Open Era after Federer to win at least 60 matches at all 4 majors. :)
And you'll be taking another leave of absence too I bet.
 
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Not with a powder puff forehand and that strange, loopy backhand I saw him employing at RG(seriously, what the hell was that all about?!). He's also clearly lost at least half a step and his serve is a shadow of its former self. But apart from all that.....;)
Do you think he's even playing as well as he did in '06?
 

Zebrev

Hall of Fame
Not with a powder puff forehand and that strange, loopy backhand I saw him employing at RG(seriously, what the hell was that all about?!). He's also clearly lost at least half a step and his serve is a shadow of its former self. But apart from all that.....;)
You think Djokovic has lost a step. That's strange, of all the aspects of Novaks game that has taken a hit, he movement doesn't seem to be one of them as far as I can see. He is still moving as well as he ever has, which at 31 is an serious accomplishment. Proves he has good genes.
 
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Read the post I wrote on Friday in the Djokovic news thread which explains why I've been absent recently.
Fair enough. Didn't realize your circumstances were that bad but I've been there.

I know we aren't fans of the same guy but when it comes to your situation I can show some compassion.

Things will only get better.
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
You think Djokovic has lost a step. That's strange, of all the aspects of Novaks game that has taken a hit, he movement doesn't seem to be one of them as far as I can see. He is still moving as well as he ever has, which at 31 is an serious accomplishment. Proves he has good genes.
Nope, he's definitely lost it mate. He wouldn't have needed to hit that awful looking defensive backhand if he hadn't. Not that it's surprising of course given his age and all the mileage on his body.
 
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Nope, he's definitely lost it mate. He wouldn't have needed to hit that awful looking defensive backhand if he hadn't. Not that it's surprising of course given his age and all the mileage on his body.
He could still pull a Pete Sampras and win another slam. Given the landscape of the tennis environment at the moment that's entirely possible.

I also think it'd be a birth of a new career for Novak unlike Pete.
 

kevaninho

Hall of Fame
He lost a SF at RG to Checchinato and couldn't even push it into the fifth set, so I think he is far from his best. Moreover, in order to beat an in-form Federer on grass, many aspects of his game have to be on (serving, returning, ground game and, most importantly, his mental strength) and he's, imo, nowhere near that level.
Federer is in form on grass? How do we know this? He has lost sets to nobodies in Stuttgart...
 
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