Djokovic News

Tenacity

Professional
This is a little bit worrisome. Novak didn't win a tournament when he applied for doubles in ages. Does this mean he just needed some time on court or that he doesn't have intention of going all out in Cinci?
I think its fine. He probably won't push too hard in Cincinnati and will try to peak for USO.

He said multiple times that most important thing are Slams in this phase of his career and that he won't go all out at Masters and other tournaments like before.
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
Watching it live was torture. Lol.
Lol i basically became numb after the 2nd set. Who knew who would win! Felt bad for fed after he lost the 1st set figured he would get wiped out in straights. Then 6-1! Then 7-6! Several times they both should have been done but turned it around. Unreal fortitude to win with that crowd. Nole got loose instead of tight at the end. Unreal balls of mechagodzilla space titanium!
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Lol i basically became numb after the 2nd set. Who knew who would win! Felt bad for fed after he lost the 1st set figured he would get wiped out in straights. Then 6-1! Then 7-6! Several times they both should have been done but turned it around. Unreal fortitude to win with that crowd. Nole got loose instead of tight at the end. Unreal balls of mechagodzilla space titanium!
Federer had the whole crowd on his side so I never felt bad for him until the end where you know that was one that was going to sting. Djokovic just wasn't playing as well as he should have in a Slam final and I never felt he was in control until he broke for 4-2 in the 5th and then just allowed Federer back into the match. It was very topsy turvy to say the least. But yea great mental toughness and boldness from Djokovic to hold his nerve through that match.
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
Federer had the whole crowd on his side so I never felt bad for him until the end where you know that was one that was going to sting. Djokovic just wasn't playing as well as he should have in a Slam final and I never felt he was in control until he broke for 4-2 in the 5th and then just allowed Federer back into the match. It was very topsy turvy to say the least. But yea great mental toughness and boldness from Djokovic to hold his nerve through that match.
Lol i guess i still have a soft spot for fed. Even with his fanatic following lol. But true fed was mostly dictating play. But rewatching it fed cannot beat djokovic with a pure offensive game. Djokovic gets things back deep and that forces fed to have to reastablish the points. He had the right tactic this match. Djokovic did not give up. Underrated match!
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Lol i guess i still have a soft spot for fed. Even with his fanatic following lol. But true fed was mostly dictating play. But rewatching it fed cannot beat djokovic with a pure offensive game. Djokovic gets things back deep and that forces fed to have to reastablish the points. He had the right tactic this match. Djokovic did not give up. Underrated match!
Well you were a Federer fan before so that's probably why. Yea Federer played a tactically brilliant match really. He got Djokovic on a not so great day and it was the perfect makings of a big upset, but Djokovic just refused to lose. It reminded me of that Venus/Davenport final in 2005 when Davenport was just handling Venus and she was off, especially compared to her demolitions of Pierce and Sharapova, and Davenport had a championship point as well but Venus refused to lose and hung tight until the end, where there was an opening and took it. It was like both played their best when their backs were against the wall but were average at other times. Very similar matches and outcomes.
 

powerangle

Legend
Well you were a Federer fan before so that's probably why. Yea Federer played a tactically brilliant match really. He got Djokovic on a not so great day and it was the perfect makings of a big upset, but Djokovic just refused to lose. It reminded me of that Venus/Davenport final in 2005 when Davenport was just handling Venus and she was off, especially compared to her demolitions of Pierce and Sharapova, and Davenport had a championship point as well but Venus refused to lose and hung tight until the end, where there was an opening and took it. It was like both played their best when their backs were against the wall but were average at other times. Very similar matches and outcomes.
That 2005 Wimby final between Venus and Lindsay is one for the ages. Loved that match. I thought it was mostly high quality and both players were hitting HARD (and accurately). Great drama too.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
That 2005 Wimby final between Venus and Lindsay is one for the ages. Loved that match. I thought it was mostly high quality and both players were hitting HARD (and accurately). Great drama too.
Ironically I think it was longest Wimbleon ladies final like Djokovic/Federer match was on the men's side. Yea it was a very dramatic match and I thought Venus played great when she was down and Davenport was great all the way throughout. (Where did the like button go?)
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
Well you were a Federer fan before so that's probably why. Yea Federer played a tactically brilliant match really. He got Djokovic on a not so great day and it was the perfect makings of a big upset, but Djokovic just refused to lose. It reminded me of that Venus/Davenport final in 2005 when Davenport was just handling Venus and she was off, especially compared to her demolitions of Pierce and Sharapova, and Davenport had a championship point as well but Venus refused to lose and hung tight until the end, where there was an opening and took it. It was like both played their best when their backs were against the wall but were average at other times. Very similar matches and outcomes.
True true was a fed fan up until IW 2007!
Interesting forgot about that match. Very very similar those two matches. Davenport was basically done after that match.
The wimbledon match might be better for djoker mentally than if he won in straights!
Count him out at your own peril!
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
True true was a fed fan up until IW 2007!
Interesting forgot about that match. Very very similar those two matches. Davenport was basically done after that match.
The wimbledon match might be better for djoker mentally than if he won in straights!
Count him out at your own peril!
Yea both matches had lots of drama. That match should give Djokovic much confidence moving forward.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Played very bad today..... Isner could eliminate him soon.
I only saw it from 2-1 second set. Understandable that he's rusty but he served pretty well after that bad first game it seems. Looks slow to react and his timing off the ground is somewhat off. He has to adjust to the quick conditions being that the Wimbledon conditions were quite slow. Good win today against a big server to get ready for Isner.
 

xFedal

Legend
I only saw it from 2-1 second set. Understandable that he's rusty but he served pretty well after that bad first game it seems. Looks slow to react and his timing off the ground is somewhat off. He has to adjust to the quick conditions being that the Wimbledon conditions were quite slow. Good win today against a big server to get ready for Isner.
Busta should be easy work.... I would have preferred Isner though...... Busta won't prepare him well enough for Kyrgios..... I expect Nole v KryPunk to go 3 sets?
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Busta should be easy work.... I would have preferred Isner though...... Busta won't prepare him well enough for Kyrgios..... I expect Nole v KryPunk to go 3 sets?
Yea I would have preferred Isner before Kyrgios as well. I didn't realize Isner lost.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
I think she is wrong he cant lose it before 14 of october cause Fedr & Nadal next tournament after the USO is Shanghai
She counted on the very theoretical options, so Nadal would have played the ATP 250 tournament at the last minute instead of the Laver Cup in the week of September 16 - September 22 if he had a chance of profit No. 1 position. This scenario is very unlikely, but cannot be ruled out statistical aspect.
 

I Am Finnish

Talk Tennis Guru
She counted on the very theoretical options, so Nadal would have played the ATP 250 tournament at the last minute instead of the Laver Cup in the week of September 16 - September 22 if he had a chance of profit No. 1 position. This scenario is very unlikely, but cannot be ruled out statistical aspect.
I forgot that Nadal is gonna marry somewhere in the fall
 

Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

Talk Tennis Guru
Djokovic didn't sound worried in his on court interview.

To sum up, he didn't like the feeling in the last few games while serving but he will discuss with the physio and make sure they are ready for Medvedev, thinks he has enough time to recover and that it will be a quality match.


Hope he won't do anything stupid to ruin his US Open chances...
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Djoker in his quarter at this year's USO will have one of the four players 5-8 - Zverev, Nishikori, Tsitsipas or Medvedev. Hopefully, that Medvedev will be placed into other quarter of the draw, because he with his game can cause problems Djoker.
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
Djoker in his quarter at this year's USO will have one of the four players 5-8 - Zverev, Nishikori, Tsitsipas or Medvedev. Hopefully, that Medvedev will be placed into other quarter of the draw, because he with his game can cause problems Djoker.
My sentiments exactly. ;)
 

Tenacity

Professional
Kudos to Medvedev yesterday, he played really good in that 3rd set, Djokovic had his chances but it is what it is, onto the USO and defending the title.

Novak got 360 points for that SF, which means he didn't defend 670 from last year. He is 140 points behind Rafa in live race right now.
 

Shaj

Rookie
I Have had enough of his playing 4,5 Tournaments a Year. Resting Resting then playing a Torunament once every couple of month, then some player gets hot and knocks him off. He has won like 3 Tournaments this year. Back in the days he would have been 6 or 7 by now. Moreover,Nadal is like ahead of him in the race.
 

Tenacity

Professional
I Have had enough of his playing 4,5 Tournaments a Year. Resting Resting then playing a Torunament once every couple of month, then some player gets hot and knocks him off. He has won like 3 Tournaments this year. Back in the days he would have been 6 or 7 by now. Moreover,Nadal is like ahead of him in the race.
If he plays enough and well after USO and during it, it doesn't matter at all. And he is 32, he can't play like Medvedev does, 20 matches in 20 days, or something like that. Its crazy.

Reminds of Murray 2016, when he played so many tournaments in the fall to get YE#1 and dethrone Novak.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Serbinator touched an audience in Cincinnati, where he provided a life experience to little Joel:

Joel was diagnosed with Grade 4 neuroblastoma in just 10 days of life, therefore cancer.
It is an embryonic malignant tumor of early childhood, based on nerve tissue cells. Since Joel suffered from fourth grade, he needed a bone marrow transplant to survive at all. But not only did he survive. He even cured himself and on Thursday became the main star before the Novak Djokovic match with Pablo Carreno-Busta at the Cincinnati tournament.

“I met him before joining the court. We walked together and I tried to make him feel comfortable. I know what it meant to him that he was on the court in front of so many people, and for me it was just a small gesture to feel good, ”said Djokovic, who sat the little boy on his bench and ran out for a drink shortly .


(y):)
 

upchuck

Professional
Humidity in New York this year is going to be a problem. Forecast is even worse than last year and that caused problems for Djokovic a couple of times.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Humidity in New York this year is going to be a problem. Forecast is even worse than last year and that caused problems for Djokovic a couple of times.
More invention here.

Post a long range forecast of NYC which shows this. :rolleyes: In fact, the forecasts show diametrically opposite of this. Humidity was in the 90's last year and every forecast shows humidity in the 60's next week and beyond.

Go ahead, post a link to a forecast for Queens next week showing what you invented.

Check this one out.

https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/b0b58c0b918e38cb988e59265baa339ba1deb3227fc74e23117a2a515d9b2e79
 

upchuck

Professional
More invention here.

Post a long range forecast of NYC which shows this. :rolleyes: In fact, the forecasts show diametrically opposite of this. Humidity was in the 90's last year and every forecast shows humidity in the 60's next week and beyond.

Go ahead, post a link to a forecast for Queens next week showing what you invented.

Check this one out.

https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/b0b58c0b918e38cb988e59265baa339ba1deb3227fc74e23117a2a515d9b2e79
I may have been looking at the wrong thing. If what you say is true, that's great news.
 

Tennis_Freak99

Professional
Djokovic's Potential path to the 17th slam:

R1: Roberto Carballes Baena
R2: Sam Querrey
R3: Dusan Lajovic
R4: Stan Wawrinka / Kevin Anderson
QF: Daniil Medvedev
SF: Roger Federer
F: Rafael Nadal
 
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