Djokovic News

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Just wanted to say I am done posting regularly here.

2019 has brought me so much. Yes, Djokovic has had a season to remember, displaying one of his finest Australian Open clinics and pulling off for me the most stunning escape ever at Wimbledon. I will regularly look back at both of these highlights as one of my favorites during my 13 years of supporting Earth's Mightiest Warrior.

And after much searching, I have found a guy to root for in the future. Medvedev caught my eye in Melbourne during his resistance against Djokovic and has now won me over during this summer. After having a favorite in the 90s, 00s and 10s who all brought so many great moments, I know who will be my guy for the 2020s. I have my own Big 4. The tennis entertainment shall continue, and if he is anywhere near as good as the previous three guys, even better.



But most importantly, after a very, very long wait, I finally became a father last month, while my older sister is expecting her first baby too, due next month. The most important thing in life that I began to fear I would never experience has finally happened to me, and it's given me so much happiness, energy and will to improve myself further and help the family even more. This combined with all of my work shall remain my top priority for the rest of my days.

Congratulations to Nadal on a great season of his own and to Federer on his incredible Wimbledon run that deserves all the praise even though it didn't finish the way he wanted. Without them there wouldn't be Djokovic the way he is, so I am thankful to them for pushing him to improve every day, resulting in the Golden Age of tennis. Before the Mad Lad takes over, I hope they give us a few more battles in the next year or two.

This is not a farewell it was nice knowing you post. It's see you around post. I will drop by before the end of the year, as well as make the occasional visit during Slams. But I just wanted to say now that it was so fun talking to all of you, from serious tennis discussions, through all the joking around and all the way to the occasional trolling. I leave with mostly positive memories here and thanking you all for making it an enjoyable free time for me here.

Take care my most stunning NoleFam, as well as Maestronians, VamosBrigade and all others. Hugs to you all.

No...! I'm happy for you though, as you already know, and am gonna miss you buddy but I understand. Hope you enjoy all that you've been blessed with. See you around.
 
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Just wanted to say I am done posting regularly here.

2019 has brought me so much. Yes, Djokovic has had a season to remember, displaying one of his finest Australian Open clinics and pulling off for me the most stunning escape ever at Wimbledon. I will regularly look back at both of these highlights as one of my favorites during my 13 years of supporting Earth's Mightiest Warrior.

And after much searching, I have found a guy to root for in the future. Medvedev caught my eye in Melbourne during his resistance against Djokovic and has now won me over during this summer. After having a favorite in the 90s, 00s and 10s who all brought so many great moments, I know who will be my guy for the 2020s. I have my own Big 4. The tennis entertainment shall continue, and if he is anywhere near as good as the previous three guys, even better.



But most importantly, after a very, very long wait, I finally became a father last month, while my older sister is expecting her first baby too, due next month. The most important thing in life that I began to fear I would never experience has finally happened to me, and it's given me so much happiness, energy and will to improve myself further and help the family even more. This combined with all of my work shall remain my top priority for the rest of my days.

Congratulations to Nadal on a great season of his own and to Federer on his incredible Wimbledon run that deserves all the praise even though it didn't finish the way he wanted. Without them there wouldn't be Djokovic the way he is, so I am thankful to them for pushing him to improve every day, resulting in the Golden Age of tennis. Before the Mad Lad takes over, I hope they give us a few more battles in the next year or two.

This is not a farewell it was nice knowing you post. It's see you around post. I will drop by before the end of the year, as well as make the occasional visit during Slams. But I just wanted to say now that it was so fun talking to all of you, from serious tennis discussions, through all the joking around and all the way to the occasional trolling. I leave with mostly positive memories here and thanking you all for making it an enjoyable free time for me here.

Take care my most stunning NoleFam, as well as Maestronians, VamosBrigade and all others. Hugs to you all.
We'll miss you. Good luck with everything, pal.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Just wanted to say I am done posting regularly here.

2019 has brought me so much. Yes, Djokovic has had a season to remember, displaying one of his finest Australian Open clinics and pulling off for me the most stunning escape ever at Wimbledon. I will regularly look back at both of these highlights as one of my favorites during my 13 years of supporting Earth's Mightiest Warrior.

And after much searching, I have found a guy to root for in the future. Medvedev caught my eye in Melbourne during his resistance against Djokovic and has now won me over during this summer. After having a favorite in the 90s, 00s and 10s who all brought so many great moments, I know who will be my guy for the 2020s. I have my own Big 4. The tennis entertainment shall continue, and if he is anywhere near as good as the previous three guys, even better.



But most importantly, after a very, very long wait, I finally became a father last month, while my older sister is expecting her first baby too, due next month. The most important thing in life that I began to fear I would never experience has finally happened to me, and it's given me so much happiness, energy and will to improve myself further and help the family even more. This combined with all of my work shall remain my top priority for the rest of my days.

Congratulations to Nadal on a great season of his own and to Federer on his incredible Wimbledon run that deserves all the praise even though it didn't finish the way he wanted. Without them there wouldn't be Djokovic the way he is, so I am thankful to them for pushing him to improve every day, resulting in the Golden Age of tennis. Before the Mad Lad takes over, I hope they give us a few more battles in the next year or two.

This is not a farewell it was nice knowing you post. It's see you around post. I will drop by before the end of the year, as well as make the occasional visit during Slams. But I just wanted to say now that it was so fun talking to all of you, from serious tennis discussions, through all the joking around and all the way to the occasional trolling. I leave with mostly positive memories here and thanking you all for making it an enjoyable free time for me here.

Take care my most stunning NoleFam, as well as Maestronians, VamosBrigade and all others. Hugs to you all.
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upchuck

Professional
Is Djokovic losing the number one ranking this year a foregone conclusion? Realistically, until when will he lose it this year?
 
Is Djokovic losing the number one ranking this year a foregone conclusion? Realistically, until when will he lose it this year?
Djokovic is guaranteed to keep the number one ranking until Shanghai. Beyond that it depends on his and Nadal's results.

If Nadal doesn't play during the Asian swing:

Djokovic would keep the number one ranking until Bercy with a win in Tokyo.
If he doesn't play Tokyo, he would keep the number one ranking until Bercy if he reaches the Shanghai final.
If he plays and loses in Tokyo, he would keep the number one ranking until Bercy if he reaches the Shanghai semifinal.

Should Djokovic skip Tokyo and reach the Shanghai semifinal, he and Nadal would have the same amount of points. And I believe that's when the guy with more points at Slams gets the higher ranking, and that guy now is Nadal.

So Djokovic will hit 272 weeks guaranteed, but beyond that he will have to earn it...
 

Born_to_slice

Professional
Seen Nole today in Belgrade at the club. By the time I finished my training he was already done so I didn't manage to take a video of him on court. It will probably be posted on djokornole youtube anyway. I've noticed Gebhard Phil-Gritch present in his team, but don't know if he's fully back. Heard he's going to have a training session again tomorrow, if it doesn't rain.
 

Sunny Ali

Hall of Fame
Djokovic is guaranteed to keep the number one ranking until Shanghai. Beyond that it depends on his and Nadal's results.

If Nadal doesn't play during the Asian swing:

Djokovic would keep the number one ranking until Bercy with a win in Tokyo.
If he doesn't play Tokyo, he would keep the number one ranking until Bercy if he reaches the Shanghai final.
If he plays and loses in Tokyo, he would keep the number one ranking until Bercy if he reaches the Shanghai semifinal.

Should Djokovic skip Tokyo and reach the Shanghai semifinal, he and Nadal would have the same amount of points. And I believe that's when the guy with more points at Slams gets the higher ranking, and that guy now is Nadal.

So Djokovic will hit 272 weeks guaranteed, but beyond that he will have to earn it...
I like Nadal and wouldn't mind seeing him back at No. 1 but I really want Djokovic to get the weeks at No.1 record! :)
 
I like Nadal and wouldn't mind seeing him back at No. 1 but I really want Djokovic to get the weeks at No.1 record! :)
I would think his main goal is catching Fed/Rafa in slams, if he reaches that goal he will pass Fed at weeks at number one. So I wouldn't think there is any reason to push unless he is 100% healthy.
 

Sunny Ali

Hall of Fame
I would think his main goal is catching Fed/Rafa in slams, if he reaches that goal he will pass Fed at weeks at number one. So I wouldn't think there is any reason to push unless he is 100% healthy.
Good point, agreed! But there's the possibility that you can win slams and not be No. 1 as Nadal is doing :)
 
except if he is obsessed with number of years ending #1 position
That would be a weird thing to be obsessed with. I guess it just depends, as some think it is a huge deal, but I can't even tell you how many Rafa or Fed have.

I see it like the CYGS vs NCYGS in that I don't see a huge difference in the calendar year vs 52 random weeks. They both are one year and both cover all tourneys. So that is why I value weeks at 1 vs years ends at 1.
 

blablavla

Professional
That would be a weird thing to be obsessed with. I guess it just depends, as some think it is a huge deal, but I can't even tell you how many Rafa or Fed have.

I see it like the CYGS vs NCYGS in that I don't see a huge difference in the calendar year vs 52 random weeks. They both are one year and both cover all tourneys. So that is why I value weeks at 1 vs years ends at 1.
I read on some source, quoting a Serbian mass media, that Novak had pain free (shoulder) trainings this week.
Before this he didn't train, and was busy with recovery/
so, he said that he will decide during this week if he will play Tokyo
 
Troicki: Novak looked phenomenal from the first until the last point

The Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki spoke about the training he had with Novak Djokovic.



Troicki, who also had plenty injury problems this year, trained with Novak prior to the return of the best player in the world on the court.

Djokovic retired in the 4th round of US Open against Stan Wawrinka due to the shoulder injury, but he will return at the end of September in Tokyo.

"He didn't play since the US Open, on Monday he had his first training in more than three weeks, but it was super. Usually when you don't play tennis for even ten days you lose the feeling, but he played phenomenal from the first until the last point. He wasn't missing", said Troicki.

The former world number 12 believes that Novak benefited from the little break.

"I think he enjoyed the break and that he will be ready for the next tournaments", Troicki is clear.

In Tokyo, which will be held from 30th of September until the 6th of October, Novak will try to win that 500 series tournament for the first time.

...

Hopefully Viktor is right, and more importantly that Novak's shoulder problem won't resurface...
 

Tenacity

Semi-Pro
While waiting for Novak's return, I wanted to share some things he achieved throughout his career that may never be broken or not in a near future at least.

Novak Djokovic has established himself as one of the top tennis stars over the last decade.
Novak Djokovic has truly worked hard to establish himself as one of the top three tennis stars in of the Open era alongside Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The 16-time Grand Slam title winner was the first Serbian player to be ranked at number one in the ATP rankings and is the first player from his country to win a major Grand Slam title. After suffering an injury setback in 2017, Djokovic made his return to the international stage the following year. After struggling at the start, the Serbian ace found his rhythm after winning his seventh Australian Open title.

Highest ATP rating points
Novak Djokovic was at his peak during the 2015-16 ATP season. That was the year when critics and tennis lovers truly started including the Serbian as one of the greatest players to have ever played the game. Novak Djokovic created history after winning the French Open in 2016 when he accrued 16,950 points, the highest number of points in ATP history. In doing so, Djokovic became the first player in the Open Era to have accumulated on points tally, it was more than the combined sum of the second and third-ranked players on the ATP list.

Winner of all four Grand Slams on three different surfaces
Since the start of Open era of tennis in 1973, no player (male or female) has managed to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time. However, Novak Djokovic created a new record by achieving that feat after winning the Roland Garros in 2016 and seemed invincible from the start of 2015 right up-to to the Roland Garros in 2016. In addition to that, Novak Djokovic became the only man in tennis history to hold all four Grand Slams on three different surfaces at once. Novak Djokovic beat the top-10 ranked players a jaw-dropping 31 times in a single season.

15 straight finals
Novak Djokovic was almost invincible from the start of 2015 up to Roland Garros in 2016. The Serb featured in 15 finals of the 16 tournaments he played in during that period. Djokovic ended on the winning side on 11 occasions. He also went on and won the season-ending ATP Finals which was held in London.

Winner of all nine Masters tournaments
Novak Djokovic has not only won all four Grand Slams but also won a record six ATP Masters 1000 titles. The Serb became the first player in the 28-year history of the ATP Masters 1000s to win all nine elite tournaments. He did so by beating Roger Federer at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati in 2018. The Cincinnati Masters had eluded Djokovic for quite a few years. He had finished a runner-up there on five different occasions before he finally tasted success in 2018.

Incredible. (y)
Found this picture, I think it was in Madrid, gotta say he looks really cute here. :love::p

 
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