Djokovic News

TripleATeam

Legend
What did he say? I could not get to the link.
Boris Becker and Srdjan Djokovic, the 16-time Grand Slam winner's father, once claimed Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are false friends. The Serbian player clarified it's all good between him and the Swiss. "We have a very good relationship.

We respect each other. Ok, we are not friends, we do not have dinner together. We are colleagues, rivals. It's difficult to be friends when you compete on a court." Djokovic believes you cannot pick the greatest player ever for a simple reason: "You cannot compare tennis 50 years ago and now.

Laver, McEnroe, Connors, Lendl. They played with wooden rackets, it was a different kind of tennis: rhythm, whole Tour. Who knows how good would those players be now? Rafael Nadal became even more complete, he started playing an unbelievable tennis too."
 

Shaj

Rookie
Boris Becker and Srdjan Djokovic, the 16-time Grand Slam winner's father, once claimed Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are false friends. The Serbian player clarified it's all good between him and the Swiss. "We have a very good relationship.

We respect each other. Ok, we are not friends, we do not have dinner together. We are colleagues, rivals. It's difficult to be friends when you compete on a court." Djokovic believes you cannot pick the greatest player ever for a simple reason: "You cannot compare tennis 50 years ago and now.

Laver, McEnroe, Connors, Lendl. They played with wooden rackets, it was a different kind of tennis: rhythm, whole Tour. Who knows how good would those players be now? Rafael Nadal became even more complete, he started playing an unbelievable tennis too."

His Dad is usually right,spot on. Most of the friendship i suspect on the Tour are Fake.

I sometimes even think Novak had enough on the Tennis court, But because of Fedal ahead of him, he is going on. Deep down inside he has had enough of Tennis.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Article from the official US Open website:

Novak Djokovic aiming for all-time Grand Slam record


Novak Djokovic's 16 Grand Slam titles trail Roger Federer's 20 and Rafael Nadal's 18, but the Serb's recent form has him quickly making up the ground. Winner of four of the last five majors, the 32-year-old has something else on his side: he's also the youngest of the three.

After cautioning that he still has a long way to go, Djokovic made it clear that the historic record is in his sights.

"It does put a certain level of responsibility to me, as well, because I am aiming to do that," he said at a Saturday press conference at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. "It's definitely one of my ambitions and goals, if you want.

"Especially now, more or less everything is about Grand Slams, in terms of how I see tennis and how I approach them because they matter the most."

His victory over Federer in the Wimbledon final, in which he saved two match points on the Federer serve, could go a long way towards the final tally; instead of the Swiss stretching his lead to six, the Djoker cut the gap to four.

“Roger hopes to inspire people to keep going at 37,” Djokovic said at the Wimbledon trophy ceremony. “I’m one of them."

Surely meant as a compliment to the Swiss legend, it was also a threat of sorts. The Serb enters this US Open fortnight as a strong favorite to claim his 17th major title, for very good reason. Beyond his scintillating form of the past 14 months, Djokovic has been incredibly consistent at the US Open. Since 2007, he has never lost before the semifinals here; his resume includes three semifinal runs, five final appearances and three titles in that span.

Federer, meanwhile, has struggled in New York of late, losing in the quarterfinals and the Round of 16 the last two years.

"I personally have enjoyed lots of success and have been blessed to play well on these courts here in the US Open, especially the Arthur Ashe," Djokovic said when asked to explain the discrepancy between the pair's recent results in New York. "I have not lost too many matches in my career playing night session, and a lot of matches that I get to play in Arthur Ashe are night sessions. So I really do enjoy that loud atmosphere that happens in there."

The pair has met six times at the US Open—five straight years from 2007-11, and again in 2015—splitting the spoils at three apiece. Drawn in the same half of the draw for 2019, they could play in this year's semifinals with history on the line once again.

 
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Article from the official US Open website:

Novak Djokovic aiming for all-time Grand Slam record


Novak Djokovic's 16 Grand Slam titles trail Roger Federer's 20 and Rafael Nadal's 18, but the Serb's recent form has him quickly making up the ground. Winner of four of the last five majors, the 32-year-old has something else on his side: he's also the youngest of the three.

After cautioning that he still has a long way to go, Djokovic made it clear that the historic record is in his sights.

"It does put a certain level of responsibility to me, as well, because I am aiming to do that," he said at a Saturday press conference at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. "It's definitely one of my ambitions and goals, if you want.

"Especially now, more or less everything is about Grand Slams, in terms of how I see tennis and how I approach them because they matter the most."

His victory over Federer in the Wimbledon final, in which he saved two match points on the Federer serve, could go a long way towards the final tally; instead of the Swiss stretching his lead to six, the Djoker cut the gap to four.

“Roger hopes to inspire people to keep going at 37,” Djokovic said at the Wimbledon trophy ceremony. “I’m one of them."

Surely meant as a compliment to the Swiss legend, it was also a threat of sorts. The Serb enters this US Open fortnight as a strong favorite to claim his 17th major title, for very good reason. Beyond his scintillating form of the past 14 months, Djokovic has been incredibly consistent at the US Open. Since 2007, he has never lost before the semifinals here; his resume includes three semifinal runs, five final appearances and three titles in that span.

Federer, meanwhile, has struggled in New York of late, losing in the quarterfinals and the Round of 16 the last two years.

"I personally have enjoyed lots of success and have been blessed to play well on these courts here in the US Open, especially the Arthur Ashe," Djokovic said when asked to explain the discrepancy between the pair's recent results in New York. "I have not lost too many matches in my career playing night session, and a lot of matches that I get to play in Arthur Ashe are night sessions. So I really do enjoy that loud atmosphere that happens in there."

The pair has met six times at the US Open—five straight years from 2007-11, and again in 2015—splitting the spoils at three apiece. Drawn in the same half of the draw for 2019, they could play in this year's semifinals with history on the line once again.

Here's hoping to a successful title defense from the Earth's Mightiest Warrior
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
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):)
That's a great story. (y)
 

Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

Talk Tennis Guru
Don't all players have to play in DC if they want to participate in the Tokyo Olympics?
Maybe. Don't know the exact rules or if they apply to the new Davis Cup.

Last time he played this competition was back in 2017, in two of Serbia's ties. I really don't know if that already meets the requirements for the Tokyo Olympics or if he has to play this year as well.
 

Imperator

Hall of Fame
Nothing to do with that. Amusing that Hitman liked your pulling of Federer and his fans into this. Hmm...
The thing is you seemed to imply he did something wrong in the video you’ve posted, which is not really the case. Was he supposed to give Djokovic a kiss or something ?
 

Born_to_slice

Hall of Fame
The thing is you seemed to imply he did something wrong in the video you’ve posted, which is not really the case. Was he supposed to give Djokovic a kiss or something ?
He's rude and not for the first time. He came on court where Novak just finished and didn't come to say hello, which would be basic manners. When Novak greeted him, he gave him a cold handshake with his back turned like he was some nobody. Rest of Nadal team acted much friendlier. It's some dominant display from Nadal or something. Such a weirdo, to say the least.
 

Imperator

Hall of Fame
He's rude and not for the first time. He came on court where Novak just finished and didn't come to say hello, which would be basic manners. When Novak greeted him, he gave him a cold handshake with his back turned like he was some nobody. Rest of Nadal team acted much friendlier. It's some dominant display from Nadal or something. Such a weirdo, to say the least.
I think he's just the introvert type. He's shy, especially with players that don't speak spanish.
 

Djokodal Fan

Hall of Fame
Fellow Novak fans, can someone please help update on what's going on with Novak's shoulder? Don't think he can play with this kind of shoulder scare in next upcoming rounds. Any info guys?
 

TennisFan3

Legend
Not quite sure why you need to bring in Nadal hate into a Djokovic news thread.
I really can't believe that video is an issue. Novak and Nadal are usually very good terms with each other.
Nadal was tying his shoelaces and focussing on his practice. I don't think Novak even noticed.
No arrogance whatsoever. There is just a lot of mutual respect. Nadal has always regarded Djokovic as his hardest opponent and the most talented player he has ever faced.
 

Tenacity

Semi-Pro
Disappointed to hear about the injury, I wasn't able to watch the match but I'm glad he finished it in straight sets.
Hope he can recover.

Novak: I will asses the injury with experts and hopefully I can play pain-free in two days. It’s been bothering me couple of weeks - some days it’s more intense, sometimes less. Today was rough and unpredictable. I had to take time to address the injury. It caused hindrance to my game, especially on serve and backhand. I didn’t have this sensation many times in my career, I didn’t know if I would be able to finish the match. -Regarding the problems with shoulder.


 
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