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Shaj

Semi-Pro
This was all Novak had to do by winning that 2nd Set in USO and Med would have imploded. Would have been an easier match than Zverev. Sorry had to say this..
 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
This was all Novak had to do by winning that 2nd Set in USO and Med would have imploded. Would have been an easier match than Zverev. Sorry had to say this..
May be true but there were several slam matches this year he could have easily lost if he didn’t focus. So all in all he’s done very well. As a fan I’d have loved for him to win the CYGS but it’s not realistic to expect every tight/difficult match will go his way
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
May be true but there were several slam matches this year he could have easily lost if he didn’t focus. So all in all he’s done very well. As a fan I’d have loved for him to win the CYGS but it’s not realistic to expect every tight/difficult match will go his way
That 0-40 in the beginning of the 2nd though. When he lost that, I knew it was going to be one of those days. Had an absolute sitter at the net too that he didn't put away.
 

nachiket nolefam

Hall of Fame
May be true but there were several slam matches this year he could have easily lost if he didn’t focus. So all in all he’s done very well. As a fan I’d have loved for him to win the CYGS but it’s not realistic to expect every tight/difficult match will go his way
True. He could have lost vs Zverev itself. That third set was big luck. Djokovic had no BP in entire set and then went 0-40 up in last game. This always happens. A straight set loss doesn't turn into a win easily though. Nole was battered physically, mentally and emotionally
 
Medvedev is different animal on the faster US Open hard court compared to slow IW HC though. He was pretty open about his problems on slow HC in his statement after the Dimitrov's defeat. Yes, Djokovic was below par in the final, but Medvedev was playing really well, also.
 

uscwang

Hall of Fame
Yea why is he bothering with Davis Cup now at this point in his career? Let Krajinovic and those young dudes play it, and hold it down. This desire to always play for Serbia in everything is baffling to me.
It is understandable. But too bad he cannot see the big picture better. He could have put Sebia on the cover of any tennis history book, forever, in New York.

As accomplished as Novak is, the opportunities he has missed is more than an ATG's career.
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
It is understandable. But too bad he cannot see the big picture better. He could have put Sebia on the cover of any tennis history book, forever, in New York.

As accomplished as Novak is, the opportunities he has missed is more than an ATG's career.
Yea but on the flip side, he's already put Serbia on the cover with what he's done. Yea he did miss a lot of opportunities but has a lot of triumphs as well. I get what you mean by the CYGS though as that would have been another level of greatness. However, he's done enough as far as team events and stuff like that. The outright Slam record is more important now.
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
Yea but on the flip side, he's already put Serbia on the cover with what he's done. Yea he did miss a lot of opportunities but has a lot of triumphs as well. I get what you mean by the CYGS though as that would have been another level of greatness. However, he's done enough as far as team events and stuff like that. The outright Slam record is more important now.
I think he will see how it goes. Really depends on how he performs in Paris and Turin. If he hardly gets any matches in, then he will play DC. It might be just a place holder to get matches in.
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
I think he will see how it goes. Really depends on how he performs in Paris and Turin. If he hardly gets any matches in, then he will play DC. It might be just a place holder to get matches in.
Yea that's true and I hope that's what he's doing here. Hopefully, he decides to skip it.
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
Medvedev has just withdrawn from next week's tournament in Moscow due to fatigue. His next tournament apparently will be Paris Bercy. That elusive 7 YE #1 is loading as we speak! o_O
Massive news. That means Djokovic only needs to win a few matches and he has it.
 

junior74

Talk Tennis Guru
Medvedev has just withdrawn from next week's tournament in Moscow due to fatigue. His next tournament apparently will be Paris Bercy. That elusive 7 YE #1 is loading as we speak! o_O
Post slam depression runs in the Diamond Gen.

It would be ridiculous if any other than Novak was YE#1 with 3 slams and a final :alien:
 
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nachiket nolefam

Hall of Fame
I think he will see how it goes. Really depends on how he performs in Paris and Turin. If he hardly gets any matches in, then he will play DC. It might be just a place holder to get matches in.
I highly doubt Novak's decision making at this point. He decided to play mixed doubles against advice of his teammates, got injured as expected and then pulled out of mixed doubles. The entire thing made no sense in the end. If he wanted a medal, he first needed to be fit enough. So I am not sure if he will skip DC even if he is not 100%. And this will affect 2022 more than what happens in DC. These guys have such a low window for recovery and working on getting in physical peak before new year starts.
 

NAS

Hall of Fame
Screw the DC. The other two are important though and I hope he does play them. Sounds like he needed a break and hasn't even been practicing. Probably for the best.
He is born stupid, after playing Olympics not single event but double also, he is also trying DC
His success is also serbia success, people start knowing about his country because of him
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
He is born stupid, after playing Olympics not single event but double also, he is also trying DC
His success is also serbia success, people start knowing about his country because of him
Yea as a fan, his stubborness can wear thin when he makes some of these decisions. It would have been fine to try to play singles and doubles with no day off when he was 24. At 34? No man. Hopefully, he decides to skip DC especially if he does well in Paris and Turin.
 

maratha_warrior

Hall of Fame
This is one thing I didn't account for. Maybe Djokovic has given up Australian Open because of vaccines mandate. If that's correct then it will be a big shame but I will support the Australian govt.
Yeah. Noone knows if he is playing Australian Open or not .
Even his time hasn't given any updates although there are regular updates frm Australia that they will want all players to be vaccinated !
 

nachiket nolefam

Hall of Fame
" Almost all Nolefam hates Federer " ?? Really ?? Where did you get these statistics ?

Asking for equal unbiased treatement from ATP isn't hatred . Having strong disagreements isn't hatred .

Also , you are a Nadal fan right ? I remember you wrote it sometime back .
Yeah, last year I switched allegiance to Nadal because of all the chaos Djokovic caused during pandemic. Nadal is pretty good as a person. Switched back before RG QF because you can not vilify a player forever I think.
 
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N01E

Hall of Fame

Based interview from Novak. Had his first practice session today and plans to play in Bercy, Turin and Davis Cup.
 

pasta

Semi-Pro

Based interview from Novak. Had his first practice session today and plans to play in Bercy, Turin and Davis Cup.
Great decision !!!

Stay close to home, kids are in school, focus on that !!!

Follow Federer's lead in family dept ... !

Smart !
 

SecondToNone

Semi-Pro


“I think it’s a given that (Novak Djokovic) will be here in January.”

“We’ll get to a vaccination rate here in Australia by then; the circumstances are going to change in the next few weeks. We’re getting closer and closer to unravelling everything and the circumstances will be different by the end of the year. ”

“Novak is probably only interested in what’s happening towards the end of December, because those conditions will probably dictate how it works when he gets into Australia. ”
 
Covid rules. YE No. 1 is only for points this year. Ranking no 1 still includes partial points from before 2021. Don't shoot me; I am just the messenger.

I believe if Djokovic gains 600 points, he will be no 1 YE for a record 7th time. He needs fewer if Medvedev fails to go far in the Paris or Turin YE tournament.
 
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