Djokovic News

weakera

Legend
Some brutal honesty from Nole in the presser, I am surprised we didn't see more gamesmanship with him downplaying the injury.
 

Tennisbg

Rookie
I think he will be fine. He also will play opponent without rest. For this he got lucky. If he wins again in 3 sets and plays within himself the injury can go away.
 

OhYes

Legend
I think he will be fine. He also will play opponent without rest. For this he got lucky. If he wins again in 3 sets and plays within himself the injury can go away.
If he gets Lajovic maybe, but his 4th round opponent is Wawrinka who like to feast on ailing Novak.
 
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Deleted member 77403

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If he gets Lajovic maybe, but his 4th round opponent is Wawrinka who like to feast on ailing Novak.
I think if Djokovic gets past Wawrinka with a decent scoreline, I think he will be good to go all the way.
 

OhYes

Legend
I think if Djokovic gets past Wawrinka with a decent scoreline, I think he will be good to go all the way.
From Stan it just gets worse - Medvedev, Federer, Nadal. Even if he wasn't injured there are serious obstacles in his draw.
This reminds me of UO 2016, he got lucky there to get to the final at all with his elbow, but Stan was waiting for him.
I think it is safe to say he is gone, Chadalina got her wish. :(
 

RF-18

G.O.A.T.
I think if Djokovic gets past Wawrinka with a decent scoreline, I think he will be good to go all the way.
He is not gonna go through 5 matches more playing with pain where his serve and BH is taking a hit. It's not a minor problem. His shoulder is injured.

Djokovic season is in danger and so is his #1 ranking with this turn of event.
 
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Deleted member 77403

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From Stan it just gets worse - Medvedev, Federer, Nadal. Even if he wasn't injured there are serious obstacles in his draw.
This reminds me of UO 2016, he got lucky there to get to the final at all with his elbow, but Stan was waiting for him.
I think it is safe to say he is gone, Chadalina got her wish. :(
He is not gonna go through 5 matches more playing with pain where his serve and BH is taking a hit. It's not a minor problem. His shoulder is injured.

Djokovic season is in danger and so is his #1 ranking with this turn of event.
I'm not giving up on him.

One match at a time. Time to focus only on Wawrinka for now.
 

OhYes

Legend
He is not gonna go through 5 matches more playing with pain where his serve and BH is taking a hit. It's not a minor problem. His shoulder is injured.

Djokovic season is in danger and so is his #1 ranking with this turn of event.
Everything turns upside down. 2016 all over, hope it won't last as much.
I'm not giving up on him.

One match at a time. Time to focus only on Wawrinka for now.
It's good to be positive, but it's easier and more real to write him off for the rest of the season.
 
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Deleted member 77403

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Everything turns upside down. 2016 all over, hope it won't last as much.

It's good to be positive, but it's easier and more real to write him off for the rest of the season.
I am not ready to write him off, he is still the best. Cannot think about Med, Fed and Ned right now. Focus is Stan, if he can hold him off in a good way, considering Stan will hammer that ball, Novak will still be a solid contender in my eyes.
 

Tennisbg

Rookie
You people are too worried. Relax, as I said I think he will recover. He only said this words in the interview about retirement because he was frustrated. He also will have time when there will be 2 full days of rest in the tournament, I don't know if its between qf and sf or between 4r and qf.
 

OhYes

Legend
I am not ready to write him off, he is still the best. Cannot think about Med, Fed and Ned right now. Focus is Stan, if he can hold him off in a good way, considering Stan will hammer that ball, Novak will still be a solid contender in my eyes.
I know Hitman, just hear me out what was I thinking this morning - UO is gone, Nadal will probably win it (that's what I expected even when draws came out), but shocker was he will lose No1 spot.... and then I thought - so what ? He can do everything the same next year and dominate them all. Just as he stays healthy, we will be fine with him.
 
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Deleted member 77403

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You people are too worried. Relax, as I said I think he will recover. He only said this words in the interview about retirement because he was frustrated. He also will have time when there will be 2 full days of rest in the tournament, I don't know if its between qf and sf or between 4r and qf.
Between quarters and semi. Quarter will be Tuesday, semi Friday.
 
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Deleted member 77403

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I know Hitman, just hear me out what was I thinking this morning - UO is gone, Nadal will probably win it (that's what I expected even when draws came out), but shocker was he will lose No1 spot.... and then I thought - so what ? He can do everything the same next year and dominate them all. Just as he stays healthy, we will be fine with him.
Are you getting yourself ready for the loss? I can't do that, not yet. I still think he can do it, his movement and mental strength is still there. He needs to stay as efficient as possible, if gets past Stan he will only grow stronger in his belief.
 

Tennisbg

Rookie
By the way he is still the betting favorite at @2.22. That's some serious betting favorite, the next one is Nadal with almost 4.0 and Federer 8.0. I dont think people will throw their money away so easily, probably the injury is minor.
 

OhYes

Legend
Are you getting yourself ready for the loss? I can't do that, not yet. I still think he can do it, his movement and mental strength is still there. He needs to stay as efficient as possible, if gets past Stan he will only grow stronger in his belief.
I am getting ready for not get hurt too much if it happens. Everything he achieves beyond his 3rd round is a plus for me. :)
 

OhYes

Legend
By the way he is still the betting favorite at @2.22. That's some serious betting favorite, the next one is Nadal with almost 4.0 and Federer 8.0. I dont think people will throw their money away so easily, probably the injury is minor.
This is the right time then to bet on Nadal.
 
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Deleted member 77403

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I am getting ready for not get hurt too much if it happens. Everything he achieves beyond his 3rd round is a plus for me. :)
I am going in all the way, double or nothing. If he takes the hit, I take it with him. He is still the man.
 

uscwang

Hall of Fame
By the way he is still the betting favorite at @2.22. That's some serious betting favorite, the next one is Nadal with almost 4.0 and Federer 8.0. I dont think people will throw their money away so easily, probably the injury is minor.
Novak is not the favorite anymore if the shoulder problem has been there for weeks. At his age, health first. It's unfortunate since he is so ready to win #17 otherwise. But I would be OK if he calls it a tournament to deal with the shoulder issue.
 

onyxrose81

Hall of Fame
I'm concerned. I just want him to go as far as he's able to. I can't think about #17...that was already going to be difficult with the draw but adding an injury on top of that? I was more concerned with YE1 and even that is in danger.
 

Tenacity

Semi-Pro
Latest info considering Novak's situation.
Pain was unbearable in certain moments of the match last night, but there is impression that Novak is optimistic about his chances to make that pain bearable. All we can do now, is wait.


I don't know what to make of this. Maybe he can power through first week like that, but then Medvedev, Federer, Nadal await, for which he needs to be fully fit. We'll see. :)
 
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Deleted member 77403

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Latest info considering Novak's situation.
Pain was unbearable in certain moments of the match last night, but there is impression that Novak is optimistic about his chances to make that pain bearable. All we can do now, is wait.


I don't know what to make of this. Maybe he can power through first week like that, but then Medvedev, Federer, Nadal await, for which he needs to be fully fit. We'll see. :)
Did you hear what Med just said? Can't handle BO5. Openly admitting it.
 

ForumMember

Hall of Fame
By the way he is still the betting favorite at @2.22. That's some serious betting favorite, the next one is Nadal with almost 4.0 and Federer 8.0. I dont think people will throw their money away so easily, probably the injury is minor.
Djokovic odds has been drifting across the sites while Nadals shortening. Some sites offering 3 for Nadal while Djokovic gone down a bit to 2.3 or so
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
I'm not giving up on him.

One match at a time. Time to focus only on Wawrinka for now.
I use a one-hander so I'm not sure how much of a factor a left shoulder injury is on a two-hander...Left shoulder pretty much a non-factor on a one-hander.
Also, he says it affected his serve. It sounds like he is experiencing pain when he tosses the ball (shoulder flexion).
Not good. :(

 

Djokodal Fan

Hall of Fame
Any update on the shoulder injury fellow Novak fans? I can't believe he ran into some weird shoulder injury right before the US open
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
Saw that lol. #NextGen

We all know tho, that he can't really beat Novak or other Big3 members in BO5, but saying it like that is so bad and quite disappointing to hear.
Yeah, there is a thing called Being too honest...Med just revealed his hand to Novak should they both make it. Of course best not to look past Wawrinka atm tbf.
 

Tenacity

Semi-Pro
Yeah, there is a thing called Being too honest...Med just revealed his hand to Novak should they both make it. Of course best not to look past Wawrinka atm tbf.
I mean, imagine if Novak or Rafa were saying or thinking this when they were coming up. No wonder people have no hope in next gen players.

Yeah, you are right. Its going to be a tricky one for sure. Especially if he can't recover fully. One match at the time.

#Idemooo ;)
 
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Deleted member 77403

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I mean, imagine if Novak or Rafa were saying or thinking this when they were coming up. No wonder people have no hope in next gen players.

Yeah, you are right. Its going to be a tricky one for sure. Especially if he can't recover fully. One match at the time.

#Idemooo ;)
Just poor attitude all round. The so called diamond age.

And before we get to The Med, we need to conquer the first leg of the Swiss Alps. (y)
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
The only good news in all of this is that Djokovic won the 2011 US Open with a shoulder injury, which I forgot about. He just was screwed for the rest of the season afterwards. It seems more serious this time though so that's more bad news.
 

swordtennis

Legend
The only good news in all of this is that Djokovic won the 2011 US Open with a shoulder injury, which I forgot about. He just was screwed for the rest of the season afterwards. It seems more serious this time though so that's more bad news.
He retired in cincy that year as well.
 

K-H

Hall of Fame
Djokovic is a machine. I just can't see this shoulder thing affecting him. Not when he's ontop of his game and playing the way he has been this season at the slams. It just never seems to happen to Novak.
I think we're due a Novak Rafa final at the USO and I think we're going to get it.
 

swordtennis

Legend
Well i get very worried for all players when they get injuries. Feds knee got me worried. Murrays hip. Djokovic elbow still worries me. That is still in there. Now Nadals injuries i just stopped worrying about years ago. 12 french opens and counting. Lol.
 

Yugram

Hall of Fame
And he is still the heavyweight champion of the world.
He’s still the fittest of the 3, that’s for sure. But he’s no superhero, Hitman. Young Nadal could eat can of Tabasco and then beat up Fed with injured knees, but in 2018 we all saw how the knee story ended at USO.
 

Imperator

Hall of Fame
Djokovic has a tiny chance. If doctors can find a way to make pain go away for the rest of the tournament, he can win.

 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
He was basically smoked. Now when we look back it is crazy he gutted out that AO 2012. He should have been dead for a year after that AO.
I guess it wasn't a tear and more like a strain but he also had a back injury that fall. Remember he retired from that DC match in tears, so yea it was amazing that he was healthy enough at that AO and was pretty healthy in 2012 overall.
 

swordtennis

Legend
I guess it wasn't a tear and more like a strain but he also had a back injury that fall. Remember he retired from that DC match in tears, so yea it was amazing that he was healthy enough at that AO and was pretty healthy in 2012 overall.
Thats right. I think his health problems are just from years of wear and tear. His elbow is prob the weak link. Nadal has the knee. Fed the back. Etc..etc... hopfully he does not wreck his last few years. I would rather he be healthy than try and break the major record and get seriously injured.
 

swordtennis

Legend
I guess it wasn't a tear and more like a strain but he also had a back injury that fall. Remember he retired from that DC match in tears, so yea it was amazing that he was healthy enough at that AO and was pretty healthy in 2012 overall.
Lol bringing back memories of that 2011 us open. He was basically just rolling in serves in that final against nadal. WTA like serves. That was epic.
 

paolo2143

Rookie
I thought he looked quite downbeat in his interview and i think he has major doubts whether he can see this tournament out.

The next match will probably give us a better idea, but even if he wins but appears struggling i can see him withdrawing either before or during his 4th round or Q/F match.

If he copes well then he can go on and win the whole event, we will have a better idea in next 36 hours or so, however Rafa must now be considered the odds on favourite
 
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