Djokovic News

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
This is a bad move by Djokovic, his elbow will be ****ed for Australia ..
Are you kidding? This is Davis Cup and Nole's not like Rafa jumping ship to save himself! He has a couple months to recover for the AO! There's no one that tough on the French team; Tsonga a mere shell of himself after so many absences from the tour! Gasquet about to cash it in along with Monfil hopefully! If it's bad, a substitution will be made I'm sure! :sneaky:
 
Are you kidding? This is Davis Cup and Nole's not like Rafa jumping ship to save himself! He has a couple months to recover for the AO! There's no one that tough on the French team; Tsonga a mere shell of himself after so many absences from the tour! Gasquet about to cash it in along with Monfil hopefully! If it's bad, a substitution will be made I'm sure! :sneaky:
He said his elbow was fine. I actually like how Djoker is pushing through some of these minor injuries and not making excuses or "jumping ship" like you said.

At this age, learning to play through the bang ups will help him. Your not going to feel 100% too often going forward at 32.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
I just have to say how ridiculously and superbly fit Novak looks here, like a human machine. I think it's easier to see the fitness of pro athletes when they're in street clothes. Tenacity posted this earlier.

 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
I just have to say how ridiculously and superbly fit Novak looks here, like a human machine. I think it's easier to see the fitness of pro athletes when they're in street clothes. Tenacity posted this earlier.

Not exactly "body beautiful," but Nole's obviously the most fit of the top players; even over Rafa who's a walking corpse if you go by the injuries and general en oui of playing the game when he feels like it! :unsure:
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
Novak is now leading for # of tier 1 events won: 55 ( 16 slams + 5 WTF + 34 masters) while both Fed and Nadal are tied at 54.
Great job getting in the lead despite being the youngest of the 3! (Nadal: 19 slams + 0 WTF + 35 masters, Fed: 20 slams + 6 WTF + 28 masters)
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
Novak is now leading for # of tier 1 events won: 55 ( 16 slams + 5 WTF + 34 masters) while both Fed and Nadal are tied at 54.
Great job getting in the lead despite being the youngest of the 3! (Nadal: 19 slams + 0 WTF + 35 masters, Fed: 20 slams + 6 WTF + 28 masters)
:rolleyes:
 

RF-18

G.O.A.T.
Zimonjic and players emotional following the DC exit. This meant alot to them especially doing it for Tipsarevic. Should have won todays match honestly, can't believe Troicki messed up on that MP.

 

Shaj

Rookie
Hardly heard Trociki playing Tennis in the last several years they should have gone for other players instead of him..
 

James P

Hall of Fame
That's actually 4.5 weeks, but still pretty hefty early schedule. Up to 6 matches in 10 days, up to 4 matches in 7, and up to 7 5-setters in 14. He probably won't play until Dubai after that, though, if I was to hazard a guess.
 

Robert Baratheon

Professional
That's actually 4.5 weeks, but still pretty hefty early schedule. Up to 6 matches in 10 days, up to 4 matches in 7, and up to 7 5-setters in 14. He probably won't play until Dubai after that, though, if I was to hazard a guess.
Yeah but I am not sure how wise it is to stack his calendar full of tournaments just before AO. The week before the AO!!
Imagine him reaching the finals of Adelaide. And then imagine those 7 5-set matches at AO.
Don't like that.
 

Robert Baratheon

Professional
GreenSet will now supply courts for both the AO and Adelaide (ATP), so that's why he's playing there. Kinda like he went with Tokyo before the Olympics.
Okay that's genius.
So instead of practicing at AO, he plays Adelaide.
Gets match practice.
Gets some points.
And while doing that accomplishing the task of getting used to the surface.
 

Shaj

Rookie
Dear Elbow cells

Please for god sake rest all you want now and don't flare up in the middle of the season..Eat brocolli,Vegan,meat,stay in oxygen chamber,rest up in extra oxygen induced Mediterranean Sea,do whatever you want but don't forget the first message.
 

ReeceSachs

Hall of Fame
2015
2011
2016
2018
2019
2013
2014
2012

The last two years he's put up good results, but there's something about each season that doesn't get them in the top 3. 2015 and 2011 are far and away the best, followed by 2016 (his collapse notwithstanding, the 1st half was incredible.) 2018 follows because of the hugely solid performances at the end of the year, but he still failed to cross the finish line twice (Paris and WTF).

Djokovic played similarly most of this year. Quite solid in slams, but letting small things get to him. The matches against Thiem this year really exemplify that. He was on the verge of winning both matches, yet choked. Moreover, he went out early in both Indian Wells and Miami. There's just something bugging him. It seems like small things are getting to him more and more, which isn't a good thing by any means. I really hope he figures out what's bothering him so much and comes back with the hunger we saw at the AO.
I do not think 2019 is that high level wise though. Results yes.
 
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