Why #18 feels so good

D.Nalby12

Legend
This win keeps him in race. It was much needed win. If Djokovic goes on tear in next 12 months winning 3 Slams - he would be become GOAT. Let's see how it goes.
 

Imperator

Hall of Fame
Was it high or did Medvedev choke? I am not criticising Nole here. It is a genuine question.
Med choked from the second set onwards, his performance was very solid in the first one. Djokovic being too good is the reason he collapsed, by his own admission.

It was a special win, not just because of the slams proceeding it, but because of all those that were salivating sitting at the dinner table, ready to chew up Djokovic after the Fritz match.....blood was in the water, yet denied.
Number 1 reason it felt special was because it sent a strong message to those who wrote him off because of the 2020 season and he did it against the most dangerous next gen player as of now. In straight sets, at that. Was the perfect way to shut up doubters.
 

maratha_warrior

Hall of Fame
-Worst thing to happen was Wimbledon cancellation and USO DQ .
-And getting beaten by Nadal was like cherry on the top for Djokovic haters .
- Western media/people whose favourite are western icons tried their best to shiit on Novak by trolling him during Covid times , PTPA , DQ .
- They tried their best to distract Novak and accused him of many things weeks before AO .
- Even Nadal and Toni Nadal started playing mind games by their recent comments before Australian open and during Djokovic injury episode . It was funny to see their comments .
- basically all of them knew that If Djokovic loses AO then he would be out of slam race.
-But Djokovic somehow managed to focus and win AO after having 1 year of tumulous year and is now alive in Slam race .

- This is one reason Medvedev , Raonic and his coach came out wid supportive comments for Djokovic after AO . They know how media and establishment trying to stop Djokovic by hook or crook . He has got support from many players it seems .

-His recent AO win is a huge huge thing and has given him massive confidence booster and I think he will try to win WB and USO too because his year is already a success now and there are 3 slams more as a bonus .
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
-Worst thing to happen was Wimbledon cancellation and USO DQ .
-And getting beaten by Nadal was like cherry on the top for Djokovic haters .
- Western media/people whose favourite are western icons tried their best to shiit on Novak by trolling him during Covid times , PTPA , DQ .
- They tried their best to distract Novak and accused him of many things weeks before AO .
- Even Nadal and Toni Nadal started playing mind games by their recent comments before Australian open and during Djokovic injury episode . It was funny to see their comments .
- basically all of them knew that If Djokovic loses AO then he would be out of slam race.
-But Djokovic somehow managed to focus and win AO after having 1 year of tumulous year and is now alive in Slam race .

- This is one reason Medvedev , Raonic and his coach came out wid supportive comments for Djokovic after AO . They know how media and establishment trying to stop Djokovic by hook or crook . He has got support from many players it seems .

-His recent AO win is a huge huge thing and has given him massive confidence booster and I think he will try to win WB and USO too because his year is already a success now and there are 3 slams more as a bonus .
It was nice to hear those kind words from his peers, especially Medvedev.
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
-Worst thing to happen was Wimbledon cancellation and USO DQ .
-And getting beaten by Nadal was like cherry on the top for Djokovic haters .
- Western media/people whose favourite are western icons tried their best to shiit on Novak by trolling him during Covid times , PTPA , DQ .
- They tried their best to distract Novak and accused him of many things weeks before AO .
- Even Nadal and Toni Nadal started playing mind games by their recent comments before Australian open and during Djokovic injury episode . It was funny to see their comments .
- basically all of them knew that If Djokovic loses AO then he would be out of slam race.
-But Djokovic somehow managed to focus and win AO after having 1 year of tumulous year and is now alive in Slam race .

- This is one reason Medvedev , Raonic and his coach came out wid supportive comments for Djokovic after AO . They know how media and establishment trying to stop Djokovic by hook or crook . He has got support from many players it seems .

-His recent AO win is a huge huge thing and has given him massive confidence booster and I think he will try to win WB and USO too because his year is already a success now and there are 3 slams more as a bonus .
I sometimes wonder, if some people from the Djokovic fanbase think that Djokovic thinks like the people like them about himself.

:cool:
 

maratha_warrior

Hall of Fame
It was nice to hear those kind words from his peers, especially Medvedev.
True.. i always liked Daniil because I found him similar to Novak - " super competitive on the court but a real sweetheart outside the court ."

Also Medvedev speaks so well .it is very difficult to not like that guy .
I was ready to see him as AO winner because he seems to be my 2nd favourite now . Amazing guy
Glad to find someone to cheer for other that Djovak .

But , Daniil used the platform to send a message to the media and world about Novak's good heart and sportsmanship is something to be appreciated alot. Not many would want to stand by Novak this openly especially after Fedal,Murray,Stan are firmly with ATP .
I admire people who question establishments . :cool:
 
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Hitman

G.O.A.T.
True.. i always liked Daniil because I found him similar to Novak - " super competitive on the court but a real sweetheart outside the court ."

Also Medvedev speaks so well .it is very difficult not to like that guy .
I was ready to see him as AO winner because he seems to be my 2nd favourite now . Amazing guy
Glad to find someone to cheer for other that Djovak .

But , Daniil used the platform to send a message to the media and world about Novak's good heart and sportsmanship is something to be appreciated alot. Not many would want to stand by Novak this openly especially after Fedal,Murray,Stan are firmly with ATP .
I admire people who questions establishments . :cool:
Med showed he was all class and knew he needed to show the side of Novak that often gets swept under the rug. I like Med too, he is going to win slams for sure.
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
Rafa was favored but everyone had least expected a competitive Final.
That Roland Garros humiliation was so very painful to watch. Cannot ever recall such humiliation of a GOAT after such large expectations.
How many games did Djoker win? 0-0-0?

Or did Rafa donate a few games to the hapless Djoker?
This is the same mentality match as of AO 19, AO 21. The challenger goes into the match thinking himself the favourite. The champion when faced with threat comes up with full might.

Before u realize, the match is over. Same pattern in all these 3 matches
 

Enceladus

Legend
Yeah, that wasn't a very fun stretch for him. #18 is sweet, and hopefully we see Wimbledon again. Going over a year and a half without grass tennis makes me sad. :(
Wimbledon will take place this year, the organizers can no longer applied insurance, which they had closed against the pandemic. The question is whether spectators will be present at the stadiums and in what number. One of the British government's top sports priorities is for Wimbledon 2021 to be attended by spectators.
 

thrust

Hall of Fame
The loss to Nadal was partly Djokovic's own fault in allowing Tsitsipas to get back into his previous match and making it go 5 sets. A fresher Djokovic would have performed better against Nadal in the final. If I recall correctly, Nadal was going in with 2 days of rest too to Djokovic's 1.
TRUE!
 

Beckerserve

Legend
Med choked from the second set onwards, his performance was very solid in the first one. Djokovic being too good is the reason he collapsed, by his own admission.



Number 1 reason it felt special was because it sent a strong message to those who wrote him off because of the 2020 season and he did it against the most dangerous next gen player as of now. In straight sets, at that. Was the perfect way to shut up doubters.
Not really. Many had Djokovic winning AO 2021. The point is come June he is likely 3 behind. 2020 he screwed up massively.
 

Beckerserve

Legend
Poppycock.

Nadal cannot beat Novak on hard at slams anymore.

The strategic deficit is too big to be overcome by his old legs.
He smashed him on october clay which was low bouncing and tailor made for Djokovic. Nadal at USO is better than October damp clay. You do the math.
 

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
He smashed him on october clay which was low bouncing and tailor made for Djokovic. Nadal at USO is better than October damp clay. You do the math.
Nadal on hard cannot even beat anymore his pigeons.

Thiem, Zverev, Medvedev, Tsitsipas will best him regularly at those slams.

Never mind Novak.
 

Beckerserve

Legend
Nadal on hard cannot even beat anymore his pigeons.

Thiem, Zverev, Medvedev, Tsitsipas will best him regularly at those slams.

Never mind Novak.
Lol. Tsitsipas barely beat a crocked Nadal who could barely move due to his back.
Thiem is Rafas biggest threat at USO. Medvedev is Nadals bunny.
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
Lol. Wishful thinking. Perhaps he does it....but not today. Likely 21-20-18 in 3 months. Rafa fans just been waiting for June since October lol.
Looking forward to number 20, if he gets it with an ace, I will give you a massive shout out bud!
 

Beckerserve

Legend
Looking forward to number 20, if he gets it with an ace, I will give you a massive shout out bud!
Guess we will have to wait 2-3 years.
Personally i think Djokovic ends on 19. I have said that for a while now. He will get a 10th AO. Im sure Federer wins W. But its all speculation. Lets enjoy where we all are today.
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
Guess we will have to wait 2-3 years.
Personally i think Djokovic ends on 19. I have said that for a while now. He will get a 10th AO. Im sure Federer wins W. But its all speculation. Lets enjoy where we all are today.
Really looking forward to 20, you OK with the shout out when it happens that Djokovic hits an ace for this 20th win?
 

Beckerserve

Legend
Really looking forward to 20, you OK with the shout out when it happens that Djokovic hits an ace for this 20th win?
If if if...
If it happens you can shout out sure you can. Club 20 is exclusive. Its great being a member. I do have affection for Novak as he was on other side of net when his20ry happened. For that ill always have love and fond memories of Novak obviously. Most Rafa fans feel the same. Its human nature i think. Federer fans probably like Cilic.
 

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
Lol. Tsitsipas barely beat a crocked Nadal who could barely move due to his back.
Thiem is Rafas biggest threat at USO. Medvedev is Nadals bunny.
You're thick, aren't you ?

These 4 aren't pushing 35; they're +10 years younger.

Rafa isn't winning anymore USO or AO.
 

Beckerserve

Legend
Should I quote all your other Novak predictions?
Yes if you have the time. Ill stand by every single thing i said.
But most people find Djokovic and Ivanisevic predictions before FO 2020 more interesting. And all his fans lol. Karma is real no?
 

Biotic

Professional
This was suppossed to be a thread celebrating number 18, right?

Instead we get to hear how Nadal is unbeatable on hardcourts in every other post.

Smh
 

Beckerserve

Legend
You're thick, aren't you ?

These 4 aren't pushing 35; they're +10 years younger.

Rafa isn't winning anymore USO or AO.
You seem triggered lol. Your first sentence i take to be some sort of self deprecating satirical comment.
If if if. We do not know what happens in the future. What we do know according to the stats is Nadal is favourite for FO and USO.
 

Beckerserve

Legend
This was suppossed to be a thread celebrating number 18, right?

Instead we get to hear how Nadal is unbeatable on hardcourts in every other post.

Smh
No. Just Flushing Meadows. It was Djokovic fans who amalgamated no 18 in australia with Flushing so they had to be told the two have no bearing on the other.
 

Beckerserve

Legend
And you obviously don't intend to stop spamming any time soon?
Spamming is bringing USO into the thread which nobody but Djoker fans did
AO has nothing to do with USO. The thread got derailed by Djoker fans bringing USO into it. At that point it is no longer a celebration is it bud.
 

Biotic

Professional
Winning a debate is not spamming.
AO has nothing to do with USO. The thread got derailed by Djoker fans bringing USO into it. At that point it is no longer a celebration is it bud.
You're not winning a debate. You're repeating the same thing over and over, and in every single thread there is. And none of them has anything to do with suppossed Nadal's HC invincibility.
 

Beckerserve

Legend
You're not winning a debate. You're repeating the same thing over and over, and in every single thread there is. And none of them has anything to do with suppossed Nadal's HC invincibility.
USO he is largely unbeatable if fit as thats what the records show.
 
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