One of the toughest losses in my life : Novak Djokovic

Checkmate

Legend
'No doubt it is one of the toughest losses in my life and in my career'

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'It's not easy to handle especially now just after the match, the wounds are still fresh, but you gotta deal with it, it's not the first time I am losing a match but Olympics Games is completely different. Delpo was just a better player and he deserved to win that’s just sport. At decisive moments he came up with some extraordinary tennis and I just have to congratulate him. It's obviously very sad and disappointing to go out in a tournament this early but on the other hand I am glad a good friend of mine and someone who has struggled a lot in the last couple of years is back and plays at this level,'


http://www.**************.org/news/...kovic-one-of-the-toughest-losses-in-my-life-/
 

Raindogs

Hall of Fame
Classy response and some generous praise for DelPotro.
Unfortunately a great champion wearing his heart on his sleeve will enter the running to be the "Crying Jordan" of the TT forum.
Ah, who am I kidding... I'm sure I'll be laughing at them when they come up.
 

xFedal

Legend
Classy response and some generous praise for DelPotro.
Unfortunately a great champion wearing his heart on his sleeve will enter the running to be the "Crying Jordan" of the TT forum.
Ah, who am I kidding... I'm sure I'll be laughing at them when they come up.
Theres plenty of crying. Nadal/Murray/Nole/Fed all cried minor.. I also cried in my life time....
 

cknobman

Legend
I think out of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer

Djokovic takes the losses the best and has the kindest words for his opponents.

Even as a Fed fan I have noticed from time to time that both Fed and Nadal, will always give credit to their opponent, but will throw in just one remark/comment from time to time that could be considered backhanded/excusatory/etc...
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
I think out of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer

Djokovic takes the losses the best and has the kindest words for his opponents.

Even as a Fed fan I have noticed from time to time that both Fed and Nadal, will always give credit to their opponent, but will throw in just one remark/comment from time to time that could be considered backhanded/excusatory/etc...
yeah Djokovic is the classiest loser of the bunch.
 

Russeljones

Talk Tennis Guru
I think out of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer

Djokovic takes the losses the best and has the kindest words for his opponents.

Even as a Fed fan I have noticed from time to time that both Fed and Nadal, will always give credit to their opponent, but will throw in just one remark/comment from time to time that could be considered backhanded/excusatory/etc...
It is virtually impossible to explain how hard it is to accept loss when you are accustomed to winning and being the best in everything, giving the most out of anyone. You either get it or you don't. It has nothing to do with giving credit.
 

Checkmate

Legend
I think out of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer

Djokovic takes the losses the best and has the kindest words for his opponents.

Even as a Fed fan I have noticed from time to time that both Fed and Nadal, will always give credit to their opponent, but will throw in just one remark/comment from time to time that could be considered backhanded/excusatory/etc...

No doubt,Djokovic is the classiest in dealing with defeats. Federer has also improved in this aspect.
 

The Unknown

Semi-Pro
The match was super high class. So many long rallies, the courts seem very slow.

Watching the match highlights I was amazed about the number of net cords. The net seemed to be quite loose. And no I'm not trolling, check out the highlights.

 
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Fedinkum

Legend
Just saw a GIF on another thread...I am speechless of how he crumbled in tears...even for a Fed fan like me, that was hard to watch....
Yep,like a Baby....but that's because Serbia means so much to him. It was IMO Serbia's Gold medal to lose and probably country 's sure bet just like Phelps's gold medal for USA.
 
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nowhereman

Guest
You can tell how much the loss hurt. :( Even though I'm glad Delpo is back and showing signs of good forn again, I really feel for Novak on this one. Those tears looked so sad. :(
 
'No doubt it is one of the toughest losses in my life and in my career'

novak-djokovic-cries-after-loss-olympics-03.jpg

'It's not easy to handle especially now just after the match, the wounds are still fresh, but you gotta deal with it, it's not the first time I am losing a match but Olympics Games is completely different. Delpo was just a better player and he deserved to win that’s just sport. At decisive moments he came up with some extraordinary tennis and I just have to congratulate him. It's obviously very sad and disappointing to go out in a tournament this early but on the other hand I am glad a good friend of mine and someone who has struggled a lot in the last couple of years is back and plays at this level,'


http://www.**************.org/news/...kovic-one-of-the-toughest-losses-in-my-life-/
Djokovic is always classy in defeat. Props to him.

I wish he would lose more often so that we could enjoy his classiness.
 

Tennisanity

Legend
Patriotism isn't necessarily bad, but it can be exploited the same way family loyalty can.

Rafa is very patriotic also.

It is natural to feel a special bond to those who are closest to you and to your country.

What's good about patriotism? Why is there such a need to prove your country is better than another? At the genetic level, races are essentially non-existent. There is more variation between you and someone of your race than someone of another.
 

90's Clay

Banned
No reason for him to cry. I mean Del Potro was zoning and booming every FH in, Nole looked like crap ran over twice, and still both sets went to a TB.
 
What's good about patriotism? Why is there such a need to prove your country is better than another? At the genetic level, races are essentially non-existent. There is more variation between you and someone of your race than someone of another.
Your last statement is simply scientifically wrong.

As for patriotism, don't you feel a special affinity to members of your family and friends? People tend to love most that which is closest to them. It doesn't mean they need to crap on anybody else. That is a false dichotomy.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
What's good about patriotism? Why is there such a need to prove your country is better than another? At the genetic level, races are essentially non-existent. There is more variation between you and someone of your race than someone of another.

For most people, I think it's the need to prove your country is as good as any other not necessarily better. This is especially important for a small country like Serbia that has endured such a bad press in recent decades. Djokovic's fame as a tennis player has helped create a much more positive image of the country and, being naturally patriotic, he wants to go one better and win an Olympic gold medal for them too.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
A country medal. It is not all on him like it is for other tournaments he gets to play at every year. This is for the medal count you look at and Serbia wont have that medal now. He had a great chance to deliver for his country.
 

Tennisanity

Legend
For most people, I think it's the need to prove your country is as good as any other not necessarily better. This is especially important for a small country like Serbia that has endured such a bad press in recent decades. Djokovic's fame as a tennis player has helped create a much more positive image of the country and, being naturally patriotic, he wants to go one better and win an Olympic gold medal for them too.

There's a need to prove your country is as good as another, because the other country is pounding it down your throat that they are better.
 

90's Clay

Banned
Shouldn't you have wrote:

Hahahhaha...prime Novak was beaten by broken-wrist Delpo


Well if DelPo's FH is clicking hes like a Stich/Goran/ Kraijcek/Safin/Rios etc. Capable of beating anyone. But he won't put together months (or probably even weeks) of great tennis.. Too streaky.

Nole did him alot of favors spraying errors every other point too
 
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No reason for him to cry. I mean Del Potro was zoning and booming every FH in, Nole looked like crap ran over twice, and still both sets went to a TB.
Djokovic cried because he felt like he let his country down. The fact that he didn't play his best will hardly lessen Novak's distress.
 

eagletennis

Semi-Pro
I knew it meant a lot to him.I had no idea it was this much.Well I hope its gonna lit fire in him again.He always picks up his play after tough loses
 

punterlad

Hall of Fame
'No doubt it is one of the toughest losses in my life and in my career'

novak-djokovic-cries-after-loss-olympics-03.jpg

'It's not easy to handle especially now just after the match, the wounds are still fresh, but you gotta deal with it, it's not the first time I am losing a match but Olympics Games is completely different. Delpo was just a better player and he deserved to win that’s just sport. At decisive moments he came up with some extraordinary tennis and I just have to congratulate him. It's obviously very sad and disappointing to go out in a tournament this early but on the other hand I am glad a good friend of mine and someone who has struggled a lot in the last couple of years is back and plays at this level,'


http://www.**************.org/news/...kovic-one-of-the-toughest-losses-in-my-life-/
If any rafa or Roger fans were in any doubt about whether or not to like this guy surely last night ends all doubts. A class act who in the moment of desolation still had time to think of what Delpotro has been through.

It meant so much to him that even as a nadal groupie I was very sad to see him lose but also delighted for del potro. The only consolation for djokovic is that his career is such that he is one of three players of open era who can make an argument to be GOAT. So his legacy is secure.
 
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