Djokovic Wins Family Tournament at ATP Belgrade
by Staff | May 10th, 2009, 2:00 pm
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Novak Djokovic won the tournament he purchased and created with his family, on Sunday defeating lucky loser Lukasz Kubot 6-3, 7-6(0) in the final of the Serbian Open in Belgrade.


A loser in the qualifying tournament, Kubot gained the main draw only after another player withdrew.

The 21-year-old Djokovic is now 2-5 in finals for 2009, also winning in Dubai. He finished runner-up to Andy Murray in Miami, and to Rafael Nadal at Monte Carlo and Rome.

“Although this is not one of the biggest tournament I had won, it means the most to me,” Djokovic told the crowd following the final.

The Pole Kubot served for the second set but failed to close it out. En route to the final Kubot beat Serbian wildcard Arsenije Zlatanovic, No. 3 seed Igor Andreev, Kristof Vliegen and Ivo Karlovic.

The Djokovic family brought the tournament to Serbia after buying the former Dutch Open on the ATP calendar. Despite the win, Djokovic will fall to No. 4 on the ATP Rankings on Monday, with Brit Andy Murray rising to No. 3.


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46 Comments for Djokovic Wins Family Tournament at ATP Belgrade

jane Says:

Congrats to Djoko, and kudos to Kubot, who’s currently up one set in the doubles final, having to play that after reaching his first ever ATP singles final. Quite the tournament for him!


Duro Says:

Jane, Kubot will never forget Serbia that’s for sure. Best week of his life when his tennis is concerned. I’m absolutely impressed by his performance in Belgrade. It was top 50 tennis from him in my opinion.


Von Says:

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/10052009/58/djokovic-overjoyed-hometown-win.html

Apparently, yesterday Djoko’s father was very vociferous during his match with Seppi and Djoko asked for his father to be removed. Too bad.


Duro Says:

Wrong again! His father didn’t feel well and Nole was begging him to leave because of the health issues. He was absent most of the today’s final also but came in the end to celebrate the victory. Must be related with stressful period of organizing the tournament.


Von Says:

Well, Yahoo Eurosport, you need to get the in-house reporter because you are WRONG or is it ?????


Duro Says:

Of course they are. They can’t sit in their offices in London and make reports. This is new possibility for you that the news could be wrong? You believe in every news you hear or read? Sometimes you should be on the site to have all the information and to speak some of the languages that are relevant for your report. But the sensationalism is the most tempting phenomenon in the news business isn’t it. Many of you certainly bought it.


Von Says:

LOL, and OY VEY!!


Duro Says:

Press: “Podsetimo, Srđan Đoković prevezen je u petak uveče kolima Hitne pomoći u bolnicu „Dr Dragiša Mišović” zbog izuzetno visokog krvnog pritiska. U izjavi za naš list, njegov rođeni brat Goran Đoković objasnio je dan kasnije da je Srđanu pozlilo zbog problema sa reflektorima, koji su ugašeni zarad pravljenja atmosfere uoči početka meča između Novaka i Viktora Troickog.”

I’m sorry for not having English version but I hope you will believe my translation:

Press: “To remind you, Srdjan Djoković (Novak’s father) was driven Friday night with an ambulance “first help” car into the hospital “Dragiša Mišović” because of the exceptionally high blood pressure… He got sick because of the reflectors (lights, lamps) malfunction which were switched off to make an atmosphere before the Novak-Troicki match.”


Von Says:

He was sick Friday night, but was screaming his head off on Saturday, which disturbed his son, and his son asked for him to be removed from the family box. This is nothing new with this guy.

Yahoo has local reporters, meaning reporters who speak the same language to cover events and report the news as they see and hear. If these reporters are inaccurate and write slanderous statements then Yahoo could be sued for defamation. I’ve yet to see Yahoo/Eurosport sued.


Duro Says:

Ok, Von. You know the best. He didn’t wont him to be in the stressful situation again, to deteriorate his health condition. He was concerned about his father’s health, for god’s sake! Srdjan was getting nervous and that could certainly not help his high blood pressure problem. You could see in the link I posted the photo of an ambulance driving Srdjan from the court to the hospital. Wouldn’t you be concerned if your father got in the hospital previous night because of the high blood pressure and gets nervous and excited during the match? If you knew any of Serbian, you would know that Novak was asking him to leave: “leave, please!” is what he repeated couple of times. But, you know the best, as I said. Especially the part that he asked somebody else for his father to be removed! Great! A slight difference between: “Leave, please!” and “Somebody remove him…” etc etc…


Novak's fan Says:

Novak is 2-3 in this year’s finals.. Not 2-5 ;)
Really great stuffs from Novak. Just as a reminder, he played 5 finals at last 6 tournaments he played, and won 2 events. The spell has been broken, he’s got that jinxed 13th title, now he can shoot for more.
I’m not really looking forward to Madrid that much, cause I don’t think he has much more gas in the tank… This will be his third consecutive week on the court.. But who knows… He’s got much more resistant lately.
And this is a bit funny when you see that Novak’s ranking will drop after such good games lately. I’d say the pressure is off, so I hope he’ll get more relaxed on the court and just play tennis.


Von Says:

I understand that his father was sick, and it’s also why he was asked to be removed because of his shouting, which could easily send up his blood pressure. In his case, he needs to calm down, and sit quiety during the match in stead of shouting — that’s all. However, it’s situation impossible because he is naturally high strung. This is how heart attacks happen.


Duro Says:

But, I’m happy that you revealed yourself in your real face. Hatred is obviously one of the most immanent emotion of your being. It feeds you and justifies your existence. You very well presented yourself here as a person that hates, cheats and makes things up. I was wrong about you all the way and I’m sorry for giving you support to come back after your affair with the people that accused you, now I see, with full right. They new better. So long, this time for good.


Momstootie Says:

I’m sure Nole just wanted his father to be cared for and to be healthy. They are very close. Give our Eastern European friends a break.


Von Says:

Holy s**t!! Psychiatrist on board!!

I agree, I’m hateful, the worst person. If I don’t agrfee, then I’m blasted. Write a script of what you want me to say. On second thoughts, why don’t you use my post name and write what you think I should write; that would be fine with me, and should satisfy you.


Danica Says:

Indeed, Srdjan was taken to the hospital and treated there. During the semifinals, when Nole lost the first set, he asked father to please leave simply because he cared. I don’t know if anyone noticed, Nole was losing his second set today in the finals. That happened when Novak’s mother left the stands too. After she came back, he looked relieved and won the set and the match.

I wouldn’t believe everything I read Von. There has been many misinformations in the past, halftruths and what not. It’s very easy to make up a good story. Nole’s parents already have, more or less, a bad reputation and this seems to just be pouring some more oil onto the fire.


Von Says:

Danica:

At last a voice of reason. I can’t interact with Duro, he’s manipulative, just like some here and resort to demonizing with nasty, low class aspersions, latching onto some bad posts and using it as ammunition to have his way. It won’t work with me — I’m immune to it now — in essence temper tantrums similar to a teenager who can’t manipulate a parent. I regret giving him the Yahoo tooolbar so he could write more nonsense — a little knowledge is sometimes a bad thing.

My view on the whole situation, why go back to the court if the father knows it’s upsetting his son, and it’s injurious to his own health? Watch it on TV. He’s not helping his son. Also, in view of their bad reputation, why feed it?


jane Says:

Hi Danica – I think you were there at the quarters right? Did you bring your children? How was it? I’ve been waiting for your full report. :-)


Kimmi Says:

LOL LOL, very interesting to read about these Novak fangirls/boys trying to justify everything and anything him or his family does. well well, you are going to have a lot of justifying to do in the future as I don’t see these “situations” stopping anytime soon.


vared Says:

Kimmi, you mean the way you always justify Murray everything Murray does? That means you are a fangirl right? Let’s see how your Caspar the Scottish ghost does in the next weeks.


Von Says:

vared:

That’s a new name Casper — I like the humor. What happened to the snowman? I suppose now that the seasons are changing it would be a way-out name. Find something appropriate for the Spring and Summer, will ya. How about adding some tan, because here in Florida we get a lot of sunshine and tan quite easily. Maybe Murray will become too hot to handle. You never know. LOL. Anyway, carry on smartly.

BTW, you’re not a Djoko fan, so why the defense? Or is it a means by which to spew some good old fashioned anger at Murray? Just asking? Don’t mind me though, carry on!! LOL


Kimmi Says:

Vared, I like Murray Tennis, but don’t know or care what he does about his personal life. He’s very talented and enjoys watching him. Ask Sean why he predicted (on the other thread) Murray to be in the final – Even though I think the predictions are over the top right now due to his past results on clay but looks like he is seeing what I am seeing.

Yes, lets see what he does, I am just hoping for a good run here, I know Murray is too good to lose again in the 1st round


vared Says:

Kimmi has some nerve calling anyone fanboys/girls, thats all. So from now on I will call her fangirl. By the way Von there is a whole thread on down the line tennis calling him Caspar the Scottish Ghost.
‘Find something appropriate for the Spring and Summer’ Sorry Von but Spring, Summer, Fall, Murray is still not going to get any color. He supposedly lives in Florida now part time and the sun isn’t helping him. As for the final at Madrid?
Sean also said Caspar could win other events like AO.


Kimmi Says:

vared, If they are not fangirls/boys why they don’t engage into some civilized discussions?


vared Says:

Kimmi-fangirl,what country are you from by the way?


Kimmi Says:

vared, i am not british, if you are wondering.


vared Says:

I never thought British at all. You have some sentence structure peculiarities that people with ESL have.


Von Says:

vared: “Sorry Von but Spring, Summer, Fall, Murray is still not going to get any color.”

Yes, he does live here part-time, but our weather is quite warn most of the year and it’s m re conducive to tanning. I see some changes in his complexion — he’s has more color to his face, so there’s some hope. I’ve lived here for over 10 years and have acquikred a nice tan, hence, it’s not that difficult.

“Kimmi Says:
vared, If they are not fangirls/boys why they don’t engage into some civilized discussions?”

She’s got a good point there you know. Don’t you think? You know what, I think you like her! I mean asking her which country she comes from, then the next step you’ll want to see pictures and ask for her phone number. Carry on! LOL.


Von Says:

vared: Please excuse the many typos, I can’t type and need to get a manicure. Sorry.


Kimmi Says:

Yes, English is not my first language. Where are you from ? US ?


vared Says:

I mean asking her which country she comes from

Well Von I remember you asking Duro where he was from. You must like him. Have you asked him for his phone number yet? It’s OK for you but not others to ask? Hypocrisy, my dear.

Kimmi-fangirl. I am from the US. Still ashamed to say where you are from?


Kimmi Says:

vared, excuse me, I am not ashamed. I live in canada and I am from Tanzania. look for that country in the map.


jane Says:

Kimmi, I am Canadian, born and raised. Great place, don’t you think? How long have you lived here; do you like hockey yet? LOL!


jane Says:

I think if we stick to “snowman” for Murray and adopt Djoko’s nickname “falcon” then we can have “The Falcon and the Snowman” each time they square off. haha. Anyone besides me remember that film? Sean Penn? Timothy Hutton? It’s very good actually. If you haven’t seen it, rent it — tonight.


Kimmi Says:

Hi jane, i live here for only 3 years, I am still working on how to dress warm during winter. very cold. hockey noooo ! cannot understand it. i love tennis and golf.


Von Says:

vared: No hypocrisy, I was just trying to put him at ease because he was uncomfortable with the long posts and I wanted to give him a translation tool to assist him, hence I had to know the language/country. And, yes, I did like him because he has a sense of humor. I didn’t ask for his phone number because we’re both married. And, even if I was single, I wouldn’t make the first move, that is if he were single too, because I’m old-fashioned that way. Anything else you want to know?

I was only trying to lighten up the atmosphere with you and Kimmi by injecting humor — which I love. I’d make a guess and say Kimmi is French Canadian due to her link on Gasquet yesterday in French.


Kimmi Says:

vared, did you find that country in the map ?


Von Says:

I think ‘falcon’ and ‘snowman’ are like North and South. Falcon is a bird of prey — a living thing, while snowman is a lump of snow formed by human hands and is inanimate. ‘Snowman’ doesn’t suit Murray because he’s anything but inanimate. Just my opinion.


vared Says:

Tanzania and Canada- old Brit territories. That explains the fangirl devotion to Murray. No surprise. Have a nice day Kimmi.


Kimmi Says:

ha ha ha ! I can only laugh. It took you quite a while there to search for it! great, you got it right. Have a good night.


jane Says:

vared – no way does much of Canada express devotion to British so much anymore, though we are still part of the “commonwealth” and the queen is on our money. lol. But seriously – this country is WAY too diverse to adhere to old colonialist rot. We’re past that dude.

von – maybe snowman doesn’t suit Murray in that sense; however, he’s much “cooler” on the court these days and he is fairly pasty. Maybe that Floridian sunshine will change all that. I agree, though, that he’s not the least bit “inanimate”. He’s too good for that!


Von Says:

The Canadians are steeped in British traditions regardless of ‘colonial mentality’, and their emulation of many of the US customs and holidays, e.g., Thanksgiving. I love the British traditions as it gives a sense of belonging, and goes back to a country’s roots. That’s just me and to each his/her own.


jane Says:

Well certainly there are some lovely old traditions that are worthy of holding onto, but we also have deep French roots, and we have always had quite an open door immigration policy so my point is only that we’re hardly anymore an “old Brit territory”. Too much has happened since colonialist days of yore to suggest that just because one is from Canada s/he is likely to root for Murray, given is heritage.

Besides which, Murray’s a Scot and they’ve not exactly had a peachy-keen relationship with the Brits.

Nothing is so uncomplicated as all that.

But I suspect vared is poking a little fun in all this anyhow. As was I.


Duro Says:

I am endlessly thankful for the Yahoo tool bar. Didn’t use it but on the first day, but anyway. I didn’t bookmark it, so I lost it when disconnected.
But, luckily I couldn’t write any more nonsenses because of it and a little knowledge of mine became a good thing after all.


RZ Says:

I really don’t think the Djokster should have played this tourney due to conflict of interest. But I understand that he wants to give the tournament – and tennis in Serbia – a boost. To do that, he could have played an exhibition match or two during the week.

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