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Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

Talk Tennis Guru
As we are about to celebrate the new year, a look back at where our guy stands after 2019.

893 - career match wins
275 - total number weeks at #1, making him third best in this category
205 - wins over top 10 opponents
111 - number of career finals
77 - career singles titles, tied with McEnroe for the fifth best tally
50 - number of Masters finals appearances
45 - number of Slam quarterfinal appearances
40 - take a look at 15 a few rows below
36 - number of Slam semifinal appearances, second best tally
34 - Masters titles won, after his triumphs in Madrid and Paris
28 - the number of wins over Rafael Nadal, more than anyone
26 - the number of wins over Roger Federer, also more than anyone
26 - different tournaments won after winning Tokyo
25 - the number of Slam finals appearances
16 - Slam titles won, third all time
15 - take a look at 40 a few rows above
14 - consecutive seasons winning at least one title
13 - the number of 500 series titles
13-12 - the first ever Wimbledon fifth set tiebreak, which he won in the final
12 - the number of WTF appearances
7 - Australian Opens, an all time record
5 - Wimbledon titles, tied with Borg as third best in the Open Era
5 - Paris Masters titles, beating his own record at the event
4 - the number of players who defended Wimbledon multiple times, he is one of them
3 - Madrid Masters titles
2 - number of Slams he has won from match points down
1 - and he is the only man in the Open Era to do it
1 - the only player to straight set Nadal in a Slam final
0 - the number of times he lost to Federer in their three Wimbledon finals
0 - the number of players more awesome than him...

Wishing a Happy New Year to all my fellow NoleFam. May Earth's Mightiest Warrior bring us more joy in 2020... :)


 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
I'm gonna cut and paste something I posted in the general AO thread, since it relates to Novak:

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ESPN had a Podcast yesterday which was really good. They had Brad Gilbert and Roddick on. Roddick was asked about the court speed at the AO. I'm paraphrasing, but this is essentially what he said (after explaining he has 'people in the know' who have been on Laver Arena):

"From what I'm hearing, the Aussie O will be a medium fast, medium bounce court with a little more of a squishy component. You can slide easier on it that in the past few years. It won't reward the huge servers and it won't reward those who love clay. The man who dominates medium-fast courts is Djokovic and based on the court, I pick him to win it again."
 

Shaj

Rookie
Does he still have it in him? Does he still has that fire?
I mean it's not still pre 2016..He could have played at 80% against Ferrer, Berdych,Nishikori and then kicked Fedal asses in Semis and Finals.

New gen has kicked in..He needs to be dialed in from the quarters or 4th Round onwards.They can push him,drag him into 5 setters and they can even defeat him.

Does he has that fire to push the set onto another Tie breaker and somehow sneak the set.Or if the set has gone,can he still drag the match into the 5 setter.?

Or if hes physically pushed to 5 sets,can he come back and win the next round?


A lot of questions for Nole to answer in the new year.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster

now in this interview, Novak saids switching to Plant based diet with gluten free, and dairy free diet made him Faster. this is news to me. I didn't know right diet for you can make you Faster on the tennis court ?
 

upchuck

Professional
I'm gonna cut and paste something I posted in the general AO thread, since it relates to Novak:

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ESPN had a Podcast yesterday which was really good. They had Brad Gilbert and Roddick on. Roddick was asked about the court speed at the AO. I'm paraphrasing, but this is essentially what he said (after explaining he has 'people in the know' who have been on Laver Arena):

"From what I'm hearing, the Aussie O will be a medium fast, medium bounce court with a little more of a squishy component. You can slide easier on it that in the past few years. It won't reward the huge servers and it won't reward those who love clay. The man who dominates medium-fast courts is Djokovic and based on the court, I pick him to win it again."
Can you link us to the podcast? Thanks.
 

swordtennis

Legend

now in this interview, Novak saids switching to Plant based diet with gluten free, and dairy free diet made him Faster. this is news to me. I didn't know right diet for you can make you Faster on the tennis court ?
It helped me. When i was a bloated stinky plugged up meat and cheese eater i was a tad slower and also had a slight "ass" stink to me as most all meatballs do.
 

Hitman

Hall of Fame

Shaj

Rookie

His game is looking good as of now..Highlights of the two matches..

Anybody else is impressed by his drop shots??
I know the war is later but the guy is looking impressive as of now..
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
Thank you guys. :D See you around.

Novak/Troicki won their doubles match today. They played vs my French boys hehe. Novak had some issues with his elbow again, hope all is well.
I slept right thru it! Happy they won, but shocked by it and the injury issues! That doesn't sound good defending the AO! The French must be just as shocked! Mahut & Roger-Vasselin are major double's champion! I guess those doubles played last year by Djokovic paid off! "Congrats Serbia!" ;)
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
@NoleFam
@Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil
@Hitman
@RF-18
@jm1980
@Tenacity
@Centrius
@Djokovic2011
@JadeC
@swordtennis

and other Djokofans:
How do you evaluate Nole's performance/level of play in a match against Shapovalov? I didn't have time to watch the whole match, I only saw the 3rd to 9th game of the 3rd set, then I had to go away. To be honest, I expected an easier course of the match.
I will watch the entire match against Medvedev on Saturday, I will have free time for this match. Nole has something to return to Medvedev - loses in Cinci and MC in last year.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
@NoleFam
@Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil
@Hitman
@RF-18
@jm1980
@Tenacity
@Centrius
@Djokovic2011
@JadeC
@swordtennis

and other Djokofans:
How do you evaluate Nole's performance/level of play in a match against Shapovalov? I didn't have time to watch the whole match, I only saw the 3rd to 9th game of the 3rd set, then I had to go away. To be honest, I expected an easier course of the match.
I will watch the entire match against Medvedev on Saturday, I will have free time for this match. Nole has something to return to Medvedev - loses in Cinci and MC in last year.
Djokovic was kind of lackluster in the first set, and got broken from 40-0 up by double faulting like 3 times and spraying his forehand all over the place. He regrouped in the second but then it was Shapo's turn to make errors. I thought the 3rd set was really good where both players played well at the same time, and Djokovic played a great game along with a little luck to break and serve for it. At that point he blinked and started missing 1st serves, double faulted and made more forehand errors to let Shapo back in it. In the tiebreak, Djokovic did what he normally does and just clamped down and turned it up a notch. Overall, not the best match from Djokovic but he will take it but I was really impressed with Shapo and you can see the improvement. This was the best he has played against Djokovic and I think will give him confidence because he was right there with him in this match.
 

Hitman

Hall of Fame
Djokovic was kind of lackluster in the first set, and got broken from 40-0 up by double faulting like 3 times and spraying his forehand all over the place. He regrouped in the second but then it was Shapo's turn to make errors. I thought the 3rd set was really good where both players played well at the same time, and Djokovic played a great game along with a little luck to break and serve for it. At that point he blinked and started missing 1st serves, double faulted and made more forehand errors to let Shapo back in it. In the tiebreak, Djokovic did what he normally does and just clamped down and turned it up a notch. Overall, not the best match from Djokovic but he will take it but I was really impressed with Shapo and you can see the improvement. This was the best he has played against Djokovic and I think will give him confidence because he was right there with him in this match.
Pretty much this in regards to both Djokovic and Shapovalov.
 

Centrius

Semi-Pro
@NoleFam
@Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil
@Hitman
@RF-18
@jm1980
@Tenacity
@Centrius
@Djokovic2011
@JadeC
@swordtennis

and other Djokofans:
How do you evaluate Nole's performance/level of play in a match against Shapovalov? I didn't have time to watch the whole match, I only saw the 3rd to 9th game of the 3rd set, then I had to go away. To be honest, I expected an easier course of the match.
I will watch the entire match against Medvedev on Saturday, I will have free time for this match. Nole has something to return to Medvedev - loses in Cinci and MC in last year.
I'm also looking forward to the match with Medvedev.I've only been able to see the match with Garin.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Djokovic was kind of lackluster in the first set, and got broken from 40-0 up by double faulting like 3 times and spraying his forehand all over the place. He regrouped in the second but then it was Shapo's turn to make errors. I thought the 3rd set was really good where both players played well at the same time, and Djokovic played a great game along with a little luck to break and serve for it. At that point he blinked and started missing 1st serves, double faulted and made more forehand errors to let Shapo back in it. In the tiebreak, Djokovic did what he normally does and just clamped down and turned it up a notch. Overall, not the best match from Djokovic but he will take it but I was really impressed with Shapo and you can see the improvement. This was the best he has played against Djokovic and I think will give him confidence because he was right there with him in this match.
Thanks for the report. Thanks to this win, Nole again retained his invincibility over Canadian tennis players:
Now Djoker's balance over Canadian tennis players is 23-0 and over Shapovalov is 5-0 :cool:
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Thanks for the report. Thanks to this win, Nole again retained his invincibility over Canadian tennis players:
Now Djoker's balance over Canadian tennis players is 23-0 and over Shapovalov is 5-0 :cool:
My goodness. I had no idea about this. This has to be the best record on tour since Raonic has many scalps. I don't expect him to stay undefeated since he's getting older and Shapo is getting better, but this is really impressive.
 

Hitman

Hall of Fame
Thanks for the report. Thanks to this win, Nole again retained his invincibility over Canadian tennis players:
Now Djoker's balance over Canadian tennis players is 23-0 and over Shapovalov is 5-0 :cool:
That is impressive, I don't know if it would last, I expect sooner or later Denis or Felix will get a win. Especially as they get into their primes and Novak continues to decline with age.
 
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