Classy Apology from Novak - USO 2020

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
Good on him for apologizing.

Now make sure to never do that again.
he wont have to worry for long once the ai calls come in like Nextgen finals.

all over the world old white lives matter more than young people
once these oldies accept a billy gayts venom shot designed by Darpa
they wont be on tennis courts getting in the way
 

JadeC

Hall of Fame
Good on Novak. I really hope he will learn from this.

I don’t get why people said he should’ve apologized in the PC instead. Have you never done something wrong/made a mistake before? Have you never needed some time to think about the situation and your actions before saying something that you’ll regret or say something that you don’t mean? We’re all human and in these types of situations, we need to step back and clear our heads before we respond. He’s not a robot and he did the right thing here.
 

darrinbaker00

Professional
Good on Novak. I really hope he will learn from this.

I don’t get why people said he should’ve apologized in the PC instead. Have you never done something wrong/made a mistake before? Have you never needed some time to think about the situation and your actions before saying something that you’ll regret or say something that you don’t mean? We’re all human and in these types of situations, we need to step back and clear our heads before we respond. He’s not a robot and he did the right thing here.
He turned tail and ran like a coward. You make a mess, you clean it up where you made it.
 

octogon

Hall of Fame
Your posts make me want Novak to destroy Rafa for 7 more years on hardcourt just so I can see you cry, and Rafa is an ok guy. :laughing: You are the absolute worst.
I know Rafa is an ok guy. I don't have to constantly defend his behavior like you need to for Novak.

Don't know why you are taking this out on me. Novak brings this on himself. A lot of people think he's a tool. If you think I'm being harsh on him, avoid twitter. LOL!

I don't have to like Novak as a person or respect his actions or behavior, to give him credit as a tennis player. And I always give him his due as a player. But he's not your child or a family member. Stop babying this guy because you are a Stan. He's given people just cause to think he's an awful guy, so maybe you just need to accept that people dislike him for good reason.
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
I know Rafa is an ok guy. I don't have to constantly defend his behavior like you need to for Novak.

Don't know why you are taking this out on me. Novak brings this on himself. A lot of people think he's a tool. If you think I'm being harsh on him, avoid twitter. LOL!

I don't have to like Novak as a person or respect his actions, to give him credit as a tennis player. And I always give him his due as a player. But he's not your child or a family member. Stop babying this guy because you are a Stan. He's given people just cause to think he's an awful guy, so maybe you just need to accept that people dislike him for good reason.
You always give him credit as a tennis player? :-D You are a disgruntled, obsessive fan, nothing more, who does not posses the maturity to handle his favorite's losses and has since developed a hatred of the player who stopped him the most from winning. At the same time, you think Rafa can do no wrong. That's it in a nutshell.
 

octogon

Hall of Fame
You always give him credit as a tennis player? :-D You are a disgruntled, obsessive fan, nothing more, who does not posses to maturity to handle his favorite's losses and has since developed a hatred of the player who stopped him the most from winning. At the same time, you think Rafa can do no wrong. That's it in a nutshell.
You pretty much just described yourself.

I love irony.

And yes, I do give Novak enormous credit as a player. I think he's going to end up being greater than Fed, and could easily end up being greater than Rafa. What more do you want from me? Blood? To call Novak my Lord and Savior? LOL!
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
You pretty much just described yourself.

I love irony.

And yes, I do give Novak enormous credit as a player. I think he's going to end up being greater than Fed, and could easily end up being greater than Rafa. What more do you want from me? Blood? To call Novak my Lord and Savior? LOL!
From your psychological point of view, I don't doubt that that's exactly how you see it.

Oh please, as if you have ever given him his true due on this board as a player, and this last section is you trying to appear somewhat credible to save face. Like Gabe told you, you're a child.
 

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
she probably didn't see what hit her, so she was more shocked then in pain.
She didnt go to hospital or suffer anything but a bit of a surprise
however the octapussy and other snowflakes are such hived minded petals
they cry something that every players does even Fed and Fognini with
10 times the speed and 5 levels higher in anger is a crime.

This is why the human race and our sport is heading to the scrapper
too many modern pansies cry wolf for trivial daily matters.
 

octogon

Hall of Fame
From your psychological point of view, I don't doubt that that's exactly how you see it.

Oh please, as if you have ever given him his true due on this board as a player, and this last section is you trying to appear somewhat credible to save face. Like Gabe told you, you're a child.
Stans gonna stan.

From your psychological point of view, I don't doubt that's exactly how you see it. The fact that neither you nor Gabe T can comprehend how and why so many people see Novak as a raging A-hole, actually suggests your hero-worship and obsession is so deep, that you can't actually be reasoned with.

I'm fully convinced that if Novak pulled out a gun and shot some random civilian in the face at point blank range, you'd find a way to blame the civilian for rudely being in the way of Novak's bullet.
 
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Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Pretty much exactly what I told my wife. Djoker has anger issues and goes psycho but is always classy in defeat after.

Glad he took responsibility and is looking to move forward.

If there is a silver lining he can start training on clay for RG early.
 

fedfan08

Professional
Why would he need to say he’s not disclosing the linesperson’s name? What reason would there be for disclosing her name? The rest of it is just a PR statement to try and limit the damage.
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
Stans gonna stan.

From your psychological point of view, I don't doubt that's exactly how you see it. The fact that neither you nor Gabe T can comprehend how and why so many people see Novak as a raging A-hole, actually suggests your hero-worship and obsession is so deep, that you can't actually be reasoned with.

I'm fully convinced that if Novak pulled out a gun and shot some random civilian in the face at point blank range, you'd find a way to blame the civilian for rudely being in the way of Novak's bullet.
My god, you're ridiculous. I think it was the right call you cretin, as do the majority of the Novak fans on here I have seen comment about it. Stop typing child.
 

thrust

Hall of Fame
He needed time to digest what had just happened IMO. That would have been a massive shock to the system. He owned up to the mistake he made. And yes, he made a mistake, and the correct decision was taken, no one is above the rules, not even my fav. It is a shame it ended the way it did, but it is what it is. I sincerely hope he and others learn from his wrong actions on the court.
Totally Agree, Great Post!
 

Beckerserve

Hall of Fame
I know full well that he didn't want to smash that line judge's face in, but as a professional you are expected to follow the code of conduct out there. This isn't the first time something like this happened, I was very annoyed with him back at RG 2016 when he threw his racket in the fourth round and just barely missed a line judge, which would have cost him the RG title...he didn't learn from it.

And here, it was all from his own wrong doing. I know it was not intentional, but I am not going to excuse him either. He owned up to it, and that is all I can ask. I just hope now he finally controls his emotions, it is OK to be frustrated, but don't do certain things.
Very different to RG 2016. That was in anger. This was not in anger it literally was just bad luck. He has done much worse in the past. It just feels the US Open is a bad event for him
 

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
He should have apologized in person instead of running for the airport in a huff. Somebody else most likely wrote that apology to contain the fallout.
He did countless times to the victim and helped her even though she frail acting was pathetic as your trolling like an earthworm.
No one needs to also apologise via a press conference indirectly but I see how realitytv snowflakes cry foul for sissy things.
 

vex

Hall of Fame
This is nonsense.

The guy skipped the press conference. That was the right venue to deliver a "classy apology". Not on instagram, once he got on his private jet.

He just doesn't get it, and never will. He's a spoiled, arrogant primadonna who thinks he's bigger than the sport. The most unlikable man in tennis.

And sorry to all the Djokovic stans who will hate me for saying this, but a lot of neutrals will feel the same way.
Cry moar
 

onehandbh

Legend
Punk move doing it on social media. He should have apologized to all parties in person, like a 17-year-old Denis Shapovalov did three years ago. Novak still has some growing up to do.
He went to check on her at the court and he probably did apologize to her.
 

vex

Hall of Fame
Welp, step 1 was Novak owning up to the F up rather than trying to spin/excuse/complain. Hopefully he can actually take this moment as a turning point in controlling his emotions and cutting out the on court temper tantrums
 

vex

Hall of Fame
I know full well that he didn't want to smash that line judge's face in, but as a professional you are expected to follow the code of conduct out there. This isn't the first time something like this happened, I was very annoyed with him back at RG 2016 when he threw his racket in the fourth round and just barely missed a line judge, which would have cost him the RG title...he didn't learn from it.

And here, it was all from his own wrong doing. I know it was not intentional, but I am not going to excuse him either. He owned up to it, and that is all I can ask. I just hope now he finally controls his emotions, it is OK to be frustrated, but don't do certain things.
Nailed it. I wasn’t at all surprised that this happened and vividly recalled the racket bounce incident. Honestly, he can internalize this mess and become a better person/professional
 

ForehandCross

Hall of Fame
Much better than attending the press conference when emotions are running high and you can't articulate what you are feeling, and you can barely contain your anger and sadness. It will be ok champ. None of us are perfect. (y)
Do you think it was justified?
 

Tennease

Legend
https://au.sports.yahoo.com/us-open-tennis-novak-djokovic-default-daniela-hantuchova-anger-assessment-005552344.html

'Out of control': Explosive new details about Novak Djokovic anger issues
Andrew Reid
Yahoo Sport Australia9 September 2020, 10:25 am


A former tennis star and close friend of Novak Djokovic has given a "fascinating" insight into the World No.1's anger management issues.

Daniela Hantuchova offered her take on the Serbian star's US Open disqualification that has been the talk of the tennis world this week.

The Slovakian former World No.5 is good friends with Djokovic and his wife Jelena, and is also very tight with the Serb's coach Marian Vajda, who is also Slovakian.

However, that relationship with Team Djokovic didn't stop the 37-year-old from offering a frank assessment of the 17-time grand slam champions’s actions during the now infamous line judge incident.

Speaking on Amazon Prime UK’s broadcast of the New York grand slam, Hantuchova suggested Djokovic's explosion was a long time coming because he has problems dealing with anger resolution.

“It feels like sometimes the anger comes out of control,” Hantuchova said.

“I care so much about him and respect everything he is doing for our game, but I just hope there is a lesson to be learned, even if this one came at the worst possible time, where pretty much the only thing standing between him and an 18th grand slam title was himself, with all my respect to the other players.”

Hantuchova also criticised Djokovic about his roles in the ill-fated Adria Tour and formation of the breakaway tennis body, during a period of global uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

“So many times he has the right intentions, it’s just with the timing he’s not getting it right, like the Adria Tour,” Hantuchova said.

“There’s no problem with running an exhibition tour like that, just not when the whole world stops. Same with the ATP stuff. Sure things need to change, but not right now.”

The brutally honest assessment left Hantuchova's peers stunned, with fellow Amazon broadcaster Catherine Whitaker praising the honesty of Djokovic's close friend.

“When she reeled it all off for me I was so taken aback because, as you say she does have a relationship with Novak Djokovic. She’s very close to his coach Marian Vajda, he’s a fellow Slovakian, and she has a relationship also with Novak Djokovic’s wife Jelena,” Whitaker said on The Tennis Podcast.

“She thinks a lot of them and understands them (Djokovic’s family and friends).

Hantuchova pulls no punches
“She understands every bit of that (his upbringing) and the significance of it in his psyche, potentially.

“But having said all of that, she was pulling no punches with regards to how she saw the incident. She said this has been a very long time coming and she said he has an anger problem and he needs to seek some sort of anger management help.

“She said it’s entirely normal for tennis players to have difficulty controlling their emotions and holding back feelings of anger on a tennis court.

“She said Roger Federer had that … he was a total hot-head until he was 18, 19, maybe even a little bit older and he recognised that was not viable if he wanted to be everything that he could be.

“She had absolutely no clemency at all for his failure to front up afterwards. She said that’s cowardice, that’s the opposite of leadership and he should be ashamed of himself.”

BBC commentator David Law said while Hantuchova’s remarks might seem harsh on Djokovic, they come from a place of love.

“It really made me think about things in a slightly different way, particularly Daniela Hantuchova,” Law told The Tennis Podcast.

“I found her contributions just really fascinating, I think partly because I know she knows Novak Djokovic pretty well and certainly is very well known to Marian Vajda — they get on well, don’t they.

“I found Daniela’s view on all of that really something to behold and I wasn’t expecting it either.

“I feel like it’s those kinds of conversations that Novak Djokovic would love to take to heart, really, because she’s certainly not out to get him, not in any way. She wants what’s best for him, I’m sure of that.”
 
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ghostofMecir

Hall of Fame
This is nonsense.

The guy skipped the press conference. That was the right venue to deliver a "classy apology". Not on instagram, once he got on his private jet.

He just doesn't get it, and never will. He's a spoiled, arrogant primadonna who thinks he's bigger than the sport. The most unlikable man in tennis.

And sorry to all the Djokovic stans who will hate me for saying this, but a lot of neutrals will feel the same way.
What’s classy? What was he going to say? @ND-13 .

He is the very epitome of everything Djokovic Serb Stan’s accuse Federer of and now got much deserved Karma.
 

Tennease

Legend
This is nonsense.

The guy skipped the press conference. That was the right venue to deliver a "classy apology". Not on instagram, once he got on his private jet.

He just doesn't get it, and never will. He's a spoiled, arrogant primadonna who thinks he's bigger than the sport. The most unlikable man in tennis.

And sorry to all the Djokovic stans who will hate me for saying this, but a lot of neutrals will feel the same way.
He should attend the press conference, I agree.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
Good on Novak. I really hope he will learn from this.

I don’t get why people said he should’ve apologized in the PC instead.
The events on the court, followed by the posted statement, spoke for themselves. There is nothing more to be gained for the devastated Djoker to be holding a depressing PC, while fielding inane questions from the press.

Complete waste of time.
 
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