Djokovic News

#7
Absolutely gutted about yesterday, it will be hard to get #1 now
with Grass coming up (and out of Queens), Also Fed, Murray
wont play in Queens either, so may as well scrape Nadal's name on the trophy.

He may have a good run at the next US hard court season.

So lets hope he can be #1 for the US Open.
 
#9
What is all the hubub? This is Novak's best performance at FO, he may do the same or better on grass. Everyone said he could not do it on clay, yet he did. So why not on grass. And then the hard court season, forget about it! The HC season is going to blow everyones mind!
 
#12
Here's a thread dedicated to posting all news about Djokovic. Djoko fans can hang out here, since the "Nadal News" thread seems perenially hijacked by Nadal bashers.

I'll start with what Google news throws at me:
http://www.thesportreview.com/tsr/2011/10/novak-djokovic-humble-roy-emerson/

Tennis legend Roy Emerson has called on world No1 Novak Djokovic to show more “humility” on court, urging the Serb to behave more like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

The 74-year-old, a 12-time Major winner, believes Djokovic’s demeanour during matches threatens to undermine his success and has told him to challenge his rivals in terms of modesty – and not just titles.
 
#15
I think this is true of most top players. Have a little class out there. Instead of screaming like a banshee, maybe you could act like you've actually won a match before... Same thing with the idiots in racing who have to do burnouts after every time they turn left faster than the others...
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
#17
Djokovic is the most humble slam champion ever (next to Del Potro), he always smiles to the opponent when he loses and gives him credit while both Federer and Nadal often give a cold handshake and then bring up (especially Nadal in this matter) millions of excuses why they lost. Emerson should keep his mouth shut and be happy he has 12 majors won in the lamest amateur era ever.
 
#18
Djokovic is the most humble slam champion ever (next to Del Potro), he always smiles to the opponent when he loses and gives him credit while both Federer and Nadal often give a cold handshake and then bring up (especially Nadal in this matter) millions of excuses why they lost. Emerson should keep his mouth shut and be happy he has 12 majors won in the lamest amateur era ever.
I agree about Djokovic. He is humble and has very good sportsmanship. I am impressed. He applauds good shots. Extremely mature and cool person. I cannot control myself on the tennis court I am more like Macenroe.:smile:
 
#19
Djokovic is the most humble slam champion ever (next to Del Potro), he always smiles to the opponent when he loses and gives him credit while both Federer and Nadal often give a cold handshake and then bring up (especially Nadal in this matter) millions of excuses why they lost. Emerson should keep his mouth shut and be happy he has 12 majors won in the lamest amateur era ever.
Emerson is more qualified to speak about tennis than anybody here.
Everybody is allowed an opinion anyway of course.
 

BMC9670

Hall of Fame
#20
I don't know... maybe that's why people find Federer and Nadal boring to watch (outside of us hardcore tennis fans, of course)... Same with Sampras in the last generation. Sports is also entertainment... and it sure got a lot of non-tennis viewers back in the Jimmy / Mac days when they mixed in up.
 

MaiDee

Professional
#22
Emerson is more qualified to speak about tennis than anybody here.
Everybody is allowed an opinion anyway of course.
But he didn't spoke about tennis, he spoke about behavior, and I don't think that he is expert for behavior, more than you and me.
What he told about tennis, was secret until now, and nobody didn't know before Emerson opened our eyes:
“Novak has really got his game together this year,” “He doesn’t have the same difficulty as Federer has with Nadal’s forehand as he is well able to take a high backhand with his strong double-handed shots.
“Every time he is tested this year he seems well up to the task and he obviously got a tremendous boost from winning the Davis Cup last year.”

As long as he doesn't disrespect his opponent (and he doesn't), he can celebrate as he wish. Why should he be modest, he is the best player in the world. All of them play under enormous pressure, and are not machines.
What Federer, Nadal, and Nole produce is miracle, and I admire that. How they behave is up to them, they are not our brothers, husbands, wife's, relatives or friends.
 
#23
But he didn't spoke about tennis, he spoke about behavior, and I don't think that he is expert for behavior, more than you and me.
What he told about tennis, was secret until now, and nobody didn't know before Emerson opened our eyes:
“Novak has really got his game together this year,” “He doesn’t have the same difficulty as Federer has with Nadal’s forehand as he is well able to take a high backhand with his strong double-handed shots.
“Every time he is tested this year he seems well up to the task and he obviously got a tremendous boost from winning the Davis Cup last year.”

As long as he doesn't disrespect his opponent (and he doesn't), he can celebrate as he wish. Why should he be modest, he is the best player in the world. All of them play under enormous pressure, and are not machines.
What Federer, Nadal, and Nole produce is miracle, and I admire that. How they behave is up to them, they are not our brothers, husbands, wife's, relatives or friends.
Emerson is still allowed to express his opinion on Djokovic's behavior. Nothing wrong with him or anyone else saying what they think of a player. And it is not Djokovic personal behavior, it is his public behavior.
 

MaiDee

Professional
#24
Emerson is still allowed to express his opinion on Djokovic's behavior. Nothing wrong with him or anyone else saying what they think of a player. And it is not Djokovic personal behavior, it is his public behavior.
Emerson is more qualified to speak about tennis than anybody here.

Nobody can't deny.
But you, use this like prove that his opinion about Nole behavior is better than ours. And yes, everybody could talk about anything,
Emerson too, no matter how much, they or he, know about subject.
Obviously he is not fan of Muhammad Ali, and I am.

His public behavior is also up to him (Nole), you can like it or not (I like), but has nothing to do with tennis game. Regarding tennis, he is the best player in the world.
 
#25
But he didn't spoke about tennis, he spoke about behavior, and I don't think that he is expert for behavior, more than you and me.
What he told about tennis, was secret until now, and nobody didn't know before Emerson opened our eyes:
“Novak has really got his game together this year,” “He doesn’t have the same difficulty as Federer has with Nadal’s forehand as he is well able to take a high backhand with his strong double-handed shots.
“Every time he is tested this year he seems well up to the task and he obviously got a tremendous boost from winning the Davis Cup last year.”
Well, I hate to be technical, but I think the poster above misspoke. Roy Emerson does not only know more about tennis than any of us here, he also does certainly know a lot more about how a champion ought to comport himself.

So yeah, he has more authority in that regard too.
 
#26
Emerson is more qualified to speak about tennis than anybody here.
Everybody is allowed an opinion anyway of course.
The guy is 74 years old. The sport is long past him. He's being critical of Djokovic because Djokovic isn't some 2 faced robot like the other guys who act nice when winning but then make a hell of a lot of excuses when losing.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
#27
I have somewhat mixed feelings about this. Generally his behaviour is quite gracious whether he wins or he loses but his chest-thumping 'Me Tarzan You Jane' routine and fierce snarling when he wins can be a little off-putting especially when we've had to witness it so much this year.

Maybe he should try copying Jo-Willy's routine and do a little dance with a smile on his face whenever he's just creamed yet another unfortunate opponent. It might add to the charm a bit more!:wink:
 
#28
Well, I hate to be technical, but I think the poster above misspoke. Roy Emerson does not only know more about tennis than any of us here, he also does certainly know a lot more about how a champion ought to comport himself.

So yeah, he has more authority in that regard too.
Absolute bs, he might know about tennis but he has no personality and wants djoker to be a boring fed/nadal clone. This why tennis has such low audiences compared to other sports, people think the players are boring. Atleast djoker by having p diddy in his corner gets some interest and news because we really need to jazz up the Image of the sport.
 
#29
I have somewhat mixed feelings about this. Generally his behaviour is quite gracious whether he wins or he loses but his chest-thumping 'Me Tarzan You Jane' routine and fierce snarling when he wins can be a little off-putting especially when we've had to witness it so much this year.

Maybe he should try copying Jo-Willy's routine and do a little dance with a smile on his face whenever he's just creamed yet another unfortunate opponent. It might add to the charm a bit more!:wink:
Its macho and cool. Tsongas dance is lame. Look at me I won how ****ing gay.
 

MaiDee

Professional
#30
Well, I hate to be technical, but I think the poster above misspoke. Roy Emerson does not only know more about tennis than any of us here, he also does certainly know a lot more about how a champion ought to comport himself.

So yeah, he has more authority in that regard too.
Different people, different temperament, different emotion etc.
"Roy Emerson simply does not like Novak and would have us believe that
we should not either".
"Did Emerson criticize Federer for bawling his eyes out after losing to Nadal in the Australian Open in 2009 as lacking in character as well"?
"Why did mr.Emerson say nothing 9 years ago when his countryman L.Hewitt acted like an idiot on the tennis courts"?
 
#32
Absolute bs, he might know about tennis but he has no personality and wants djoker to be a boring fed/nadal clone. This why tennis has such low audiences compared to other sports, people think the players are boring. Atleast djoker by having p diddy in his corner gets some interest and news because we really need to jazz up the Image of the sport.
this. Novak is who he is. I asked this already "Why should Djokovic be like Rafa and Roger"? It does not make any sense. He is not a freaking robot.

He is the best player in the world. He celebrates his victories in his own way. He has never showed any disrespect to his opponents. He has accomplished so much this year. Emerson is meh, an old man who knows ****. If I remember correctly this is 2011 not 1965.
 
#33
this. Novak is who he is. I asked this already "Why should Djokovic be like Rafa and Roger"? It does not make any sense. He is not a freaking robot.

He is the best player in the world. He celebrates his victories in his own way. He has never showed any disrespect to his opponents. He has accomplished so much this year. Emerson is meh, an old man who knows ****. If I remember correctly this is 2011 not 1965.
Well, I guess Emerson just wants attention. And bashing the world's no. 1 is the best way he sees to get one.
 
#34
The guy is 74 years old. The sport is long past him. He's being critical of Djokovic because Djokovic isn't some 2 faced robot like the other guys who act nice when winning but then make a hell of a lot of excuses when losing.
The sport has passed all of us too then. Emerson is a tennis fan, like you or me but more knowledgeable because he has played the game at a high level.

So he can put his playing experience with his knowledge of today's game, which he knows first-hand by talking to today's players and coaches....and simply by watching it, like you or me.

He knows more than us. His opinion is more valued than ours obviously.
 
#35
The sport has passed all of us too then. Emerson is a tennis fan, like you or me but more knowledgeable because he has played the game at a high level.

So he can put his playing experience with his knowledge of today's game, which he knows first-hand by talking to today's players and coaches....and simply by watching it, like you or me.

He knows more than us. His opinion is more valued than ours obviously.
Doesn't that mean that your opinion of him knowing more than us is completely useless?
 
#39
But isn't it your opinion that you and I are owned? Am I forced to make the same conclusion?
It is my opinion that you and I have been owned by a superior tennis mind. That is to say, when you and I speak nobody cares. When Emerson speaks, everybody cares. So his ownership of us is not within a specific tennis debate regarding Nobak, but in tennis itself, and how important his tennis thoughts are compared to our own. That is my opinion.
 
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15_ounce

Guest
#40
Novak and Shanghai in doubt

October 5, 2011
It is not easy to make the right decision, but in this situation now is the best player the world Novak Djokovic .
Intercostal muscles from injury by pulling the US Open and was the culmination of a partial cleft in Davis Cup semifinal match in Belgrade, the absolute king of this season was on sick leave.

Daily treatment of 19 September brought improvement, but not enough, and Djokovic was forced to cancel this week's tournament in Beijing where he was to defend the title.

Caution should be exercised with every further step, because if the injury does not heal properly, the next season in which Novak defends ten titles can be very dangerous.

It is therefore unlikely that Novak , who left Belgrade for the Monte Carlo, in conversations with doctors and the team will soon make a decision about the next tournament in his schedule, and it is Shanghai.

But according to all the circumstances that accompanied injury Djokovic is difficult to expect that the world's No. 1 racket fly to China. More than 15 days is not taken racket in hand, and the explanation given for the tournament in Beijing says is "preventing the rotation of the upper body at the service."

He tried to Nola to train, but the pain was present and treatment requires a long vacation and a lot of therapy.

In line with this trip to Shanghai is highly questionable.

http://www.zurnal.rs/2011/10/05/novaku-i-sangaj-pod-znakom-pitanja/index.html
 
#41
Novak and Shanghai in doubt

October 5, 2011
It is not easy to make the right decision, but in this situation now is the best player the world Novak Djokovic .
Intercostal muscles from injury by pulling the US Open and was the culmination of a partial cleft in Davis Cup semifinal match in Belgrade, the absolute king of this season was on sick leave.

Daily treatment of 19 September brought improvement, but not enough, and Djokovic was forced to cancel this week's tournament in Beijing where he was to defend the title.

Caution should be exercised with every further step, because if the injury does not heal properly, the next season in which Novak defends ten titles can be very dangerous.

It is therefore unlikely that Novak , who left Belgrade for the Monte Carlo, in conversations with doctors and the team will soon make a decision about the next tournament in his schedule, and it is Shanghai.

But according to all the circumstances that accompanied injury Djokovic is difficult to expect that the world's No. 1 racket fly to China. More than 15 days is not taken racket in hand, and the explanation given for the tournament in Beijing says is "preventing the rotation of the upper body at the service."

He tried to Nola to train, but the pain was present and treatment requires a long vacation and a lot of therapy.

In line with this trip to Shanghai is highly questionable.

http://www.zurnal.rs/2011/10/05/novaku-i-sangaj-pod-znakom-pitanja/index.html
Gotta love google translate! Looks like Djoko pulled the US Open while playing his back muscle, and I really read that as "world's #1 rocket fly to China"!
 
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