Djoker says he's not getting back with Boris

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  1. BeatlesFan

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    From an article today:

    "During Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios' fabulous Miami Open semi-final, Becker posted several messages on Twitter, including one which encouraged Djokovic to turn around his recent slump.

    But Djokovic has denied that advice could lead to the pair working together again and insists he is focusing on extending his career.

    "Someone may interpret Boris' statements as a signal, but I do not see it," he told Serbian publication Novosti. "We hear and all we have to say to each other, and we do. Our relationship is really excellent. Becker has done a lot for me, it's great we fit, won a large number of tournaments, including several Grand Slam. I am grateful to him for that.

    "However, now is my career in a slightly different rhythm from the previous year. That's what I repeatedly spoke. I decided to cut down the rhythm, to preserve my health and prolong the career and to dedicate myself more, at the cost of not having to win every tournament I play."

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/defiant-novak-djokovic-has-no-intention-reuniting-boris-becker-1617281
     
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    Nole needs to dump the guru and get back with mr boris becker
     
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    In other words: 'Boris helped me a lot but at the cost of my health. Now I want to focus on staying healthy and not on winning all the time like Boris wanted me to do.'

    Is that what he's saying?
     
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  4. that's exactly what i heard.
     
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    Solid decision. 10/10
     
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    Pepe be like

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    It's fine if he doesn't want to focus as much as he did during his peak dominance. But he probably needs to show he can still win, and pretty soon.
     
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    Any updates to the 'Novak is ageing better than Fed' thread ? LMAO
     
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    :eek: Nole is being coached by sureshs?! :eek:
     
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    Wait, what? Isn't it a little early in his career for Djokovic to be structuring his approach to tournaments and his schedule the way Federer is doing now? I mean, he's not 35 yet.
     
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    When he skips Grand Slams which at point he thinks his chances are not that great, then we can talk about similar approach
     
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    very sad, he is still under the influence of the guru. he has obviously ruined his body with brainless diets. but first is the mind. if he can get rid of the poison he will recover quickly, start eating bacon and become GOAT quickly.
     
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  13. Guru has definately corrupted Novak. Much like another scenario...

     
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    Pepe's is lacking the necessary Midi-Chlorians
     
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    This "news''are basically the same words ovewrritten from Novak statement when he and Boris ended their partnership as player and coach.
    It's nothing new. Not sure what is OP point here:confused:
     
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    As a tennis fan im glad, one player i dont miss watching.
     
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    He's obviously not learned anything from Federer regarding careful scheduling, since Nole's slated to play MC, Madrid and Rome before RG. He should sit out one of the Masters 1000's unless he crashes out early in MC.
     
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    The difference is Anakin entered his prime as Vader under Lord Sidious
    Don't see Guru Dava doing the same for C-Vac
     
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    Oh, and what Grand Slam has Federer skipped or is skipping "just because he thinks his chances are not that great" :rolleyes: That's TTW hater speculation, not reality.
     
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    Yes, and the worst thing that happened to this guy is winning Roland Garros, because it changed him.
     
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    The same speculation as in your previous post:)
     
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    Me too...
     
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    He decided to cut down the rhythm and preserve his health and "injured" body by skipping Miami only to play in DC? Yeah, that makes sense. :rolleyes:

    Now his excuse for losing so many matches the past year is that he didn't want to win every tournament he played in? I thought he said he had personal issues or was it a wrist injury or was it a shoulder injury or was it an arm injury? Every time this guy opens his mouth he makes me cringe.
    Novak, just shut up and let your racket do the talking! :confused:
     
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    He had 3 weeks between IW and DC, what is your problem?:rolleyes:
     
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    I daresay he will never see it that way. ;)
     
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    Djokovic was a sorcerer, a syth of sorts....
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    but who is the apprentice? A pretty timid ending if Pepe is the Master and Nole the apprentice.:confused:
     
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    If I have to make an educated guess based on what we have seen the last year, it looks very promising
     
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    All I'm saying is, I want those numbers! ;);)
     
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    If you had listened to me last year you would have won by now .
     
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    No he doesn't :)
     
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    That's not speculation. That is exactly what Djokovic is saying he's doing. Read the last line quoted in the 1st post again, the one about him needing to "cut down the rhythm" in his approach to tennis. If it's a translation error then I take my question back, otherwise I'm taking Djokovic at face value here.
     
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  38. Cause Fed never had any downturns amirite?
     
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  39. Have u ever heard the tradgedy of Darth Pepe the Tree Hugger? I thought not. It's not a story TTW would tell you.
     
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  40. He usually does this tho, then pulls out of Madrid . Standard approach
     
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    Sounds to me that Novak feels less energetic now so he cannot carry out all the training nor can he follow the schedule set out by Becker so it is the right thing to part ways for them. I can see Djokovic never getting back to no.1 now. He may not play as many tournaments and he seems burnt out and lacking the energy and enthusiasm. He had some brilliant run in 2011-2016 and I guess that drained everything he had in the tank. I would like to see him win 1 or 2 more slams but that may never happen unless he gets energized dramatically by something.
     
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    He said he is slowing down the rhytm (for now he skipped Miami due to injury nothing more) and as I said it was part of his statement when he was spitting with Boris and that was by the end of season 2016 As for "preserving" body he said couples of times that he has shoulder issues(normaly without going to details), but none of you takes him seriously (because only favs can actually be injured)The subject was discussed dozens of times since then.

    And really I don't know why some of posters here are obsessed with Djokovic , he is lesser player anyway and is not threat to Federer , right?
    OP is using the article to laugh at him, and to tell "oh I told you so":confused:
     
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    I think is more like that he cant win as much anymore and naturaly he tries satisfy his Ego that he doesnt need to win that much or that "there are bigger things in life". The fact that he breaks one raquet per match in recent months makes it obvious that he still has the hunger and desire but the Tour caught with him and as for now he is not able to handle it both ON and OFF court. These kind of interviews just doesnt feel right for someone with his status and position, if I add Pepe into the picture it becomes ridiculous ....

    Federer had similar fate in 2010-2011 but he stayed on TOP, tried different things and coaches and in the end it pay it out for him. Djokovic has the quality but as for now his mind seems to go in various directions and he cant choose which path to take.

    As for Boris, he is that kind of person that you can be friends with until he says and does something stupid and offends you. And Becker sooner or later would always mess up. Edberg is on the opposite pole, if you are close friend with him in your 20's than is very likely that this would remain for a very long time. He is just an example for class.
     
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    It just seems to me Djokovic has used everything in his reservoir and doesn't have much more to give. His style is not one that can be carried to his 30s and beyond, I think. Long rallies, lots of stretches and retrieving, I just don't feel that he has any more of those in him. His frustration probably comes from the realization that he cannot do the things he used to be able to do any more. I know a lot of people say longevity of players has become better in modern days but I think it's all individual and you would probably get similar retirement age as in the past on average. I could be wrong, of course, and Djokovic may win something big in the next month, but that's just the impression I get from him.
     
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    I think he maybe feels he will not go deep in the 3 M. So rather sign up for all of them. If he feels his "injury" is getting worse he can just withdraw anyways and get ready for RG and drop Rome or Madrid.
     
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    Wasn't part of the plan with Becker to attack more? Is Djokovic saying that he's not going to attack at all and will play fewer tournaments so he can grind like he used to?
     
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    I like how focussing on health means losing as much muscle mass as possible.
     
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    He's saying he's bored of his own pushing tennis, and as he doesn't have the ability to turn into an entertaining S&V player, he now wants to focus on doing fun stuff, like meditating.

    That said, I've never lacked imagination.
     
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