This could be a blessing in disguise for Djokovic

This loss is tougher to take for us Serbian Djokovic fans than foreign Djokovic fans but foreign Djokovic fans are probably right about this one. Better to lose here than in the USA
Yeah I agree. I’m English so as a Djokovic fan it hits me less than him losing at a slam. I’m sure Djokovic will respond as he always does but yeah him and Serbian fans will be gutted which is understandable.
 

Noleberic123

G.O.A.T.
Yeah I agree. I’m English so as a Djokovic fan it hits me less than him losing at a slam. I’m sure Djokovic will respond as he always does but yeah him and Serbian fans will be gutted which is understandable.
For us it's more of a Serbian thing than a Djokovic thing. Tennis was one of the sports we had a great shot at a Gold medal. Well, we still have the mixed doubles hopefully.
 
For us it's more of a Serbian thing than a Djokovic thing. Tennis was one of the sports we had a great shot at a Gold medal. Well, we still have the mixed doubles hopefully.
Yeah I hope Djokovic can get through this match. It would be cool for Djokovic to get a chance at Olympic gold in one shape or form. Try to replicate what Fed did. As he didn’t get singles gold but got men’s double gold. We will see.
 

Jai

Professional
This loss is tougher to take for us Serbian Djokovic fans than foreign Djokovic fans but foreign Djokovic fans are probably right about this one. Better to lose here than in the USA
Agree. As an Indian fan of Novak, I personally always felt it would be better for him to redouble his preparation for the USO and skip the Olympics altogether. But obviously Novak wanted the Gold medal representing his country, and his Serbian fans must be feeling gutted. Commiserations. Hope he girds himself up after this disappointment to win at the USO, and achieving the CYGS. Let's see.
 
The pressure is even bigger now.
The Jokers knows now that he choked once. His opponents know it, too. There is blood in the water.
Djokovic will not win the Grand Slam.
What pressure? The pressure was catching Fedal in slams and he’s done it. He can likely maybe get at least a couple more too even if he doesn’t win the us open.

Liks I said before it’s getting tougher because these next generation like Zverev are getting closer. Still though Djokodal I feel have the capability of snatching a couple more but Fed is done I feel.
 
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ScottleeSV

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Zverev is yet to score a win against a top 10 player in slams :sneaky:
Because he mentally can't keep his level going over 5 sets. That's what did for him in Australia. Over 3 sets he's always been a major threat for Djoko.

His lack of focus in the longer matches though is why you can't assume he would have been better than Philipoussis/Roddick etc. Zverev is still an unproven enigma at this point.
 

Tennisbg

Professional
No one can win every match, I think he should rest from the next 2 masters, he got enough match play for sure.
 
This loss is tougher to take for us Serbian Djokovic fans than foreign Djokovic fans but foreign Djokovic fans are probably right about this one. Better to lose here than in the USA
Yeah pretty much. For the fans outside Serbia the feel about the Olympic gold is similar to the Golden Masters or the DCGS. It's certainly a nice thing to have, but it's not like is a career defining achievement or anything.
 

Noleberic123

G.O.A.T.
Agree. As an Indian fan of Novak, I personally always felt it would be better for him to redouble his preparation for the USO and skip the Olympics altogether. But obviously Novak wanted the Gold medal representing his country, and his Serbian fans must be feeling gutted. Commiserations. Hope he girds himself up after this disappointment to win at the USO, and achieving the CYGS. Let's see.
Thanks bro. Grand Slam time!!
 
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Noleberic123

G.O.A.T.
Yeah pretty much. For the fans outside Serbia the feel about the Olympic gold is similar to the Golden Masters or the DCGS. It's certainly a nice thing to have, but it's not like is a career defining achievement or anything.
It's a shame. But I think he will still be competitive in 2024
 

DanG7

Rookie
Losing at the Olympics could well be a blessing in disguise for Djokovic. It releases a little of the pressure that would have been building to boiling point before the US Open, it reminds him that he is going to have to fight for every victory in his search for the Grand Slam and it silences the Fed-trolls with their weak era nonsense. The players in the current field will win numerous slams. As I have said before, weak eras (like 2003-06) can only be called years after the fact.

Djokovic's achievements this season are already legendary, regardless of what is to come.
Hey, Spencer don’t be so sad. Don’t paint the pretty picture. Djoko couldn’t convert an atp 250 feild Olympics into a gold, very very poor
 
It's a shame. But I think he will still be competitive in 2024
The guy came straight from the beach to Tokyo. Until the very end he didn't know if he wants to attend this tournament in the first place. Maybe his patriotic drive isn't the same like when he was younger, or maybe is something else but his preparations for this event were anything but perfect.
 

Omega_7000

Legend
The pressure is even bigger now.
The Jokers knows now that he choked once. His opponents know it, too. There is blood in the water.
Djokovic will not win the Grand Slam.
Really? Who should he be worried about in BO5? He has admitted himself that even at 34, he can outlast any of the next genners in BO5 which is true because they are absolutely pathetic
 

Omega_7000

Legend
Losing at the Olympics could well be a blessing in disguise for Djokovic. It releases a little of the pressure that would have been building to boiling point before the US Open, it reminds him that he is going to have to fight for every victory in his search for the Grand Slam and it silences the Fed-trolls with their weak era nonsense. The players in the current field will win numerous slams. As I have said before, weak eras (like 2003-06) can only be called years after the fact.

Djokovic's achievements this season are already legendary, regardless of what is to come.
Federer couldn't win gold in singles because he had to go through Djokovic, Nadal, Murray, Delpo etc.

All Djokovic had to do was go through Nishikori, Zverev, Dillien????, Fokina, Struff, Kachanov and he still couldn't get it done
 

Spencer Gore

Hall of Fame

DanG7

Rookie
Could be true. Djokers nerves will now settle and he’ll be able to play more freely at flushing. Anything can happen on a best of 3 anyways. Anyone can win one of those. . Five sets is much different
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Federer couldn't win gold in singles because he had to go through Djokovic, Nadal, Murray, Delpo etc.

All Djokovic had to do was go through Nishikori, Zverev, Dillien????, Fokina, Struff, Kachanov and he still couldn't get it done
In fairness Federer messed up what was a sure thing in 2004 and messed up again in 2008. Those losses were his own fault and had nothing to do with the guys you mentioned.

In 2012 he had bad luck with his draw and the format. He would have beaten everyone from this field though so I'll grant you 2012.
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
Losing at the Olympics could well be a blessing in disguise for Djokovic. It releases a little of the pressure that would have been building to boiling point before the US Open, it reminds him that he is going to have to fight for every victory in his search for the Grand Slam and it silences the Fed-trolls with their weak era nonsense. The players in the current field will win numerous slams. As I have said before, weak eras (like 2003-06) can only be called years after the fact.

Djokovic's achievements this season are already legendary, regardless of what is to come.


What he needs is to take all this time off until the us open. He needs a break.
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
In fairness Federer messed up what was a sure thing in 2004 and messed up again in 2008. Those losses were his own fault and had nothing to do with the guys you mentioned.

In 2012 he had bad luck with his draw and the format. He would have beaten everyone from this field though so I'll grant you 2012.
That final against Murray in 2012 was so bad. He stunk.
 
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joohan

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no matter what Fedfans want us to believe....Zverev and co. would destroy the "Fed era" players...the levels aren't even close
I'm old enough to remember both eras quite all right, mate. Would like to see this lot handling the likes of Davydenko, Nalbandian, Nando Gonzalez, Hewitt, Roddick, lord Marat...or even Marcos Baghdatis on his day.

Zed should start by getting some decent second serve on a regular basis.
 

thrust

Hall of Fame
Losing at the Olympics could well be a blessing in disguise for Djokovic. It releases a little of the pressure that would have been building to boiling point before the US Open, it reminds him that he is going to have to fight for every victory in his search for the Grand Slam and it silences the Fed-trolls with their weak era nonsense. The players in the current field will win numerous slams. As I have said before, weak eras (like 2003-06) can only be called years after the fact.

Djokovic's achievements this season are already legendary, regardless of what is to come.
Also, Novak needs to stay away from doubles when playing singles, especially in important tournaments, I do think playing doubles, especially with the lousy scheduling, really hurt Novak's chances to win a GM at this Olympics.
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
Losing at the Olympics could well be a blessing in disguise for Djokovic. It releases a little of the pressure that would have been building to boiling point before the US Open, it reminds him that he is going to have to fight for every victory in his search for the Grand Slam and it silences the Fed-trolls with their weak era nonsense. The players in the current field will win numerous slams. As I have said before, weak eras (like 2003-06) can only be called years after the fact.

Djokovic's achievements this season are already legendary, regardless of what is to come.
Very clever of you to use the word 'could'.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
Certainly stronger than 2003-2006 where you had Philippousis, Bagdhatis, Kiefer, Bjorkman making slam SF/F.
This is just total BS again. Written by someone who wasn't even alive in that era and displaying hysterical ignorance.

In 2004, Fed won three majors and defeated three players who were all #1 players in their careers: Hewitt, Safin and Roddick.

In 2005, Fed won 2 majors and both players he defeated were #1 players in their careers: Roddick and Agassi.

In 2006, we finally reach your beloved Bagdahtis. Federer won 3 majors. He defeated Baghdatis in the AO final. In the other 2 slam finals, Fed again beat #1 ranked players: Nadal and Roddick.

So in those 3 years, Fed won 8 majors. In 7/8 finals, he beat players who had been ranked #1.
 
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NoleIsBoat

Hall of Fame
This is just total BS again. Written by someone who wasn't even alive in that area and displaying hysterical ignorance.

In 2004, Fed won three majors and defeated three players who were all #1 players in their careers: Hewitt, Safin and Roddick.

In 2005, Fed won 2 majors and both players he defeated were #1 players in their careers: Roddick and Agassi.

In 2006, we finally reach your beloved Bagdahtis. Federer won 3 majors. He defeated Baghdatis in the AO final. In the other 2 slam finals, Fed again beat #1 ranked players: Nadal and Roddick.

So in those 3 years, Fed won 8 majors. In 7/8 finals, he beat players who had been ranked #1.
Roddick and Hewitt both had a 0-8 slam record against Federer. They are the definition of easy opponent.

The point was, an era with 2/3 of the greatest players of all time competing for the slam record can’t possibly be weaker than an era in which Andy Roddick and Hewitt spent significant time at number 1/2.
 

Spencer Gore

Hall of Fame
This is just total BS again. Written by someone who wasn't even alive in that area and displaying hysterical ignorance.

In 2004, Fed won three majors and defeated three players who were all #1 players in their careers: Hewitt, Safin and Roddick.

In 2005, Fed won 2 majors and both players he defeated were #1 players in their careers: Roddick and Agassi.

In 2006, we finally reach your beloved Bagdahtis. Federer won 3 majors. He defeated Baghdatis in the AO final. In the other 2 slam finals, Fed again beat #1 ranked players: Nadal and Roddick.

So in those 3 years, Fed won 8 majors. In 7/8 finals, he beat players who had been ranked #1.
You have nailed the exact issue. It was a period in tennis where players like Roddick and Hewitt were #1 and a truly over the hill Agassi was making the US Open Final.

It was one of those periodic slumps in talent that tennis goes through.
 

NoleIsBoat

Hall of Fame
You have nailed the exact issue. It was a period in tennis where players like Roddick and Hewitt were #1 and a truly over the hill Agassi was making the US Open Final.

It was one of those periodic slumps in talent that tennis goes through.
Absolutely. It amazes me how anyone can call 2015-2020 “weak” years with Djokovic, Nadal and Federer occupying the top 3 ranking spots for most of this time and battling for the slam record.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
Yeah I agree. I’m English so as a Djokovic fan it hits me less than him losing at a slam. I’m sure Djokovic will respond as he always does but yeah him and Serbian fans will be gutted which is understandable.
The Olympic Gold is overrated. But the problem is that Djoker announced that Gold was very important to him. Once he did that, it elevated the Olympics.

Losing like this is just a very bad look. Zed broke his serve continuously. It was very ugly.
 
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