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Hall of Fame
From what I read the issue was dehydration. That’s both a big issue for a pro athlete in the middle of a major effort and also relatively easy to solve. It seems that was the case. Once it was diagnosed as such at the end of the third set and he drank much more liquids and replenishment drinks his stamina increased almost immediately.
I hope your right too! Still the stamina will fade. If he is gonna have a Fed like tail end of his career he has to be a bit more offensive
 

Courierfh

Rookie
Key there is Thiem only winning less than 70 per cent first serves. Alot of his errors came on his 3rd shot when he missed after a return fired at his feet.

Other thing is Djokovic faster average 1st serve speed. Djokovic is now a fast court player.
 

RF-18

G.O.A.T.
Key there is Thiem only winning less than 70 per cent first serves. Alot of his errors came on his 3rd shot when he missed after a return fired at his feet.

Other thing is Djokovic faster average 1st serve speed. Djokovic is now a fast court player.
That's what as usual works so great in Djokovic favour against any player, his ROS. It puts him in more favourable positions and chances to win the point. His serve/return combo is a nightmare and even when his ground game is off he will always have this combo that can save his day. He is so hard to play against cause he has so many weapons in his arsenal.

I think he still did well from the ground for most of the match, he upped himself after set 3 and took control of the baseline.
 
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NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Key there is Thiem only winning less than 70 per cent first serves. Alot of his errors came on his 3rd shot when he missed after a return fired at his feet.

Other thing is Djokovic faster average 1st serve speed. Djokovic is now a fast court player.
He actually dialed back his serve in this match. Before this match, his 2nd serve average was 105 and his 1st serve average in that Federer match was 120. The serve was a bit off in this one compared to the rest of the tournament.
 

onyxrose81

Hall of Fame
I just read a great article on The Independent about our boy. Somebody finally gets it. It's a good read Nole fans.

Lord, that first quote from that fan made me feel some type of way. Wanting Nole to be on drugs because he threatens Fed. As much as I appreciate Roger, I won't miss his cult of personality.
 

RF-18

G.O.A.T.
He actually dialed back his serve in this match. Before this match, his 2nd serve average was 105 and his 1st serve average in that Federer match was 120. The serve was a bit off in this one compared to the rest of the tournament.
His 2nd serve was crazy slow in comparison to what it was during the tournament. I think he was feeling the nerves. Can't blame him cause you can't afford giving Thiem free points.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
His 2nd serve was crazy slow in comparison to what it was during the tournament. I think he was feeling the nerves. Can't blame him cause you can't afford giving Thiem free points.
Yea I think nerves and the fact that he didn't physically feel great contributed to that.
 

upchuck

Professional
Points to defend Novak vs. Nadal
American hardcourt 135 - 405
Clay 2500 - 3900
Grass 2000 - 720
American hardcourt 540 - 3000
Rest of season 1880 - 760

He could lose #1 for a couple weeks in the spring. Wimbledon is a huge test. If Novak stays #1 after Wimbledon, he should be fine the rest of the year.
Why in the spring, with so much to gain in the American hardcourt season?
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
Points to defend Novak vs. Nadal
American hardcourt 135 - 405
Clay 2500 - 3900
Grass 2000 - 720
American hardcourt 540 - 3000
Rest of season 1880 - 760

He could lose #1 for a couple weeks in the spring. Wimbledon is a huge test. If Novak stays #1 after Wimbledon, he should be fine the rest of the year.
This is the unfortunate consequence of success; so many points to defend! WHO else but Novak in the history of the game can win 3 majors and 6 Masters in 2015, have so much to defend, but even with 2 major wins (a USO final) and 4 Masters, he dropped to #2 by one match to Murray (Wimbl.) in 2016 after the YEC! I've been saying more points need to be given for major wins after that travesty! Now Rafa's going to pay with Nole's only real test is defending Wimbledon! Taking AO '20 was huge and put him back on the top of the game! :D
 
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Shaj

Rookie
I was actually feeling bad for Thiem..it looked as if he didn't have a service game of his own..All his serve were being returned within a inch or two of the baseline..Literally all of his serve games were a struggle....hahhaaa
 
I was watching youtube for tennis and this showed up. Watch the entire video from start to finish. I didn't know Nole has Buddha nature :giggle:


He was talking about Torus field. I didn't know that was the whole thing about the celebration after the win. He sincerely believes in it I'm guessing. Trash talking new york crowd will never understand. Oh no I'm falling into the dark side by trashing NY crowd :oops:. Love and Peace to everyone. Have to create good habits. I hope everyone in TTW looks into this video. But I doubt it :giggle:. Again being negative. Give me 2/3 days to change my habits. Love and Peace to Novak and TTW posters

 

maratha_warrior

Hall of Fame
I was watching youtube for tennis and this showed up. Watch the entire video from start to finish. I didn't know Nole has Buddha nature :giggle:


He was talking about Torus field. I didn't know that was the whole thing about the celebration after the win. He sincerely believes in it I'm guessing. Trash talking new york crowd will never understand. Oh no I'm falling into the dark side by trashing NY crowd :oops:. Love and Peace to everyone. Have to create good habits. I hope everyone in TTW looks into this video. But I doubt it :giggle:. Again being negative. Give me 2/3 days to change my habits. Love and Peace to Novak and TTW posters

posters of ttw are one-dimensional . They hate widout reason .
Even my elder bro is fed fan and am Djokovic fan . And we both respect djokovic's life transformation story .
I had dificult time during my undergraduate studies and following djoker's habits and never-give-up attitude helped me too .After following him I understood , habits are our best friend .
the other day My elder bro was telling story of Djokovic to my 4 yr old niece ,that he had to face war and poverty ,but still he never gave up and succeeded . Niece was all ears . We can learn from everyone .

btw the video is GR8 , I watched it months back (y)
 
Is Djokovic going to play Dubai?:unsure: Thanks in advance for answering.
Not sure. Djoko may want a bit more time off. He’s had an intense month for sure. He will want to cool down with his family and friends. He doesn’t need to play it and can take more time to recharge before Indian Wells. I think currently he is scheduled to play Dubai but could change.

I think Novak’s main focus now will be on start of clay season to build up form and fitness for french, Wimbledon and olympics period. However, he will want to have a decent run in Indian Wells and Miami to gain few points to help him stay no1. Won’t bust a gut to win like say 6 years ago as he won them and a bit older now but if opportunity presents he would take it.
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
Not sure. Djoko may want a bit more time off. He’s had an intense month for sure. He will want to cool down with his family and friends. He doesn’t need to play it and can take more time to recharge before Indian Wells. I think currently he is scheduled to play Dubai but could change.

I think Novak’s main focus now will be on start of clay season to build up form and fitness for french, Wimbledon and olympics period. However, he will want to have a decent run in Indian Wells and Miami to gain few points to help him stay no1. Won’t bust a gut to win like say 6 years ago as he won them and a bit older now but if opportunity presents he would take it.
Dubai has Novak's picture up as if he'll be there, but that means nothing! He can decide not to go as he did with Adelaide before the AO and after The ATP CUP! :unsure:
 
I'm so glad Nole won AO and recovered his #1 ranking! Wasn't able to do any updating of his blog during that dead period off season! :-D
Yep. A perfect start to the season for Nole. 13-0 record, ATP cup and AO trophies won. Wins against all the top 5 players too. Novak sending out a message already in 2020!

Hopefully he can stay no1 and pass Feds record weeks at no1 by end of this year too!
 

maupp

Rookie
Novak would need to play Dubai to keep Nadal at bay for that number 1 ranking. Nadal is hardly 300 something points behind him and if Nole skips Dubai and Nadal gains points in Acapulo then there is a risk of losing the number 1 ranking.

If Nole's goal is to get that week at number record this year and get over with, then he has to enter tournaments such as Dubai and do well, as well as in masters, at least until the US Open. If he manages to do that until then then he's safe to surpass Federer by the end of the year, otherwise he'll be alternating the number 1 ranking with Nadal throughout the year and he might have to wait for next year to beat Federer's record.
 

BlueB

Legend
Novak would need to play Dubai to keep Nadal at bay for that number 1 ranking. Nadal is hardly 300 something points behind him and if Nole skips Dubai and Nadal gains points in Acapulo then there is a risk of losing the number 1 ranking.

If Nole's goal is to get that week at number record this year and get over with, then he has to enter tournaments such as Dubai and do well, as well as in masters, at least until the US Open. If he manages to do that until then then he's safe to surpass Federer by the end of the year, otherwise he'll be alternating the number 1 ranking with Nadal throughout the year and he might have to wait for next year to beat Federer's record.
Nole should pull a surprise on Nadal - cancel the Dubai and take a last minute WC for Acapulco

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Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Another collage - Novak's Grand Slam titles:


This collage has several errors. Novak from Wimbledon 2019 is missing, while Djoker from AO 2016 and Wimbledon 2018 is duplicated. Otherwise, I think it's a nice collage.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
I just read a great article on The Independent about our boy. Somebody finally gets it. It's a good read Nole fans.

He's the one tennis deserved. A lot of 'fans' deride for Djokovic for wanting to be loved. Like it's some weird thing to want to be respected. Meanwhile he basically gets more **** the better he does.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
He's the one tennis deserved. A lot of 'fans' deride for Djokovic for wanting to be loved. Like it's some weird thing to want to be respected. Meanwhile he basically gets more **** the better he does.
Definitely the one it needed and deserved. Yea it's weird to disrespect a great and then criticize that same great for wanting the respect he should already be receiving.
 

SamprasisGOAT

Professional
That's what as usual works so great in Djokovic favour against any player, his ROS. It puts him in more favourable positions and chances to win the point. His serve/return combo is a nightmare and even when his ground game is off he will always have this combo that can save his day. He is so hard to play against cause he has so many weapons in his arsenal.

I think he still did well from the ground for most of the match, he upped himself after set 3 and took control of the baseline.
Absolutely superb.

perfectly summed up
 
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