Novak Djokovic Responds To Father: I Love My Father, But I Cannot Be Held Responsible For His Comments
by Tom Gainey | August 5th, 2013
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A report from Montreal Rogers Cup indicates that Novak Djokovic is distancing himself from his father’s comments last week in which Srdjan said his son and Rafael Nadal are no longer friends among other revalations. Speaking to members of the press on Saturday, Djokovic told BATennisWorld,

“This has been a particular situation”, said the World n°1. “I’m really sorry that his words have caused so much attention, and also that they might have hurt my colleagues in some way, and with whom I have good and fair relationships. But as unfortunate as it sounds, I cannot be held responsible for his deeds and for his words because everybody is entitled to their opinion, even my father, and I love him so much, and respect him. He’s helped me so much in my life to arrive where I am but sometimes, you know, people come up with their opinions as they like and me, I have to say that I didn’t have any influence on that. And as I said, I cannot be responsible for it.”

Djokovic, the two-time defending Canadian Open champion, will open play either Tuesday night or early Wednesday against today’s Florian Mayer-Bernard Tomic winner. This is Novak’s first events since losing in the Wimbledon final to Andy Murray.

Djokovic is the No. 1 ranked player overall but trails Rafael Nadal in 2013 points only. He could meet Nadal in the semifinals.


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81 Comments for Novak Djokovic Responds To Father: I Love My Father, But I Cannot Be Held Responsible For His Comments

nadalista Says:

Good statement, Novak. Look forward to seeing you cross rackets with your “colleagues” in Montreal!

#MoveOn


James Says:

Good response from Novak and absolutely right that he can’t be held responsible for what someone else said or did, even if that someone happened to be his dad. I think it’s best to not give this episode any more attention and move to the US Open series.


Deborah Says:

When I read his father’s interview (in translation) I was struck by how much of it was about their financial sacrifice to get Novak to where he is now. I suspect his outburst is related to some frustration that his son’s on court success has not translated into an appearance on Forbes list like a certain former number one. The Djokovic persona including his camp that he can’t control won’t translate into the kind of endorsement portfolio they are looking for.


Brando Says:

I believe him. And I believe especially the part where he says he had no influence on what his old man said. He shouldn’t be held accountable for his father speaking his mind even though it quite clearly was ill advised for jim to say what he did. This is old news, moving on.


RZ Says:

Good statement from Nole. Similar to some of the statements we hear from Rafa when Uncle Toni says some crazy things.


volley Says:

“I suspect his outburst is related to some frustration that his son’s on court success has not translated into an appearance on Forbes list like a certain former number one”

nonsense!


skeezer Says:

“Class” response statement from the World #1. Poster haters take note.


Brando Says:

@Skeezer: are you taking notes ?


Faleye o kehinde Says:

Bravo Novak, it appears that the father was too reckless and severely intoxicated


Deborah Says:

So this is what is considered a class response from the Djoker? Low bar.


M Says:

@Deborah – The irony of that is, Roger didn’t build that $70 million dollar persona overnight, certainly — and he had plenty of help. The good kind.

If that is the source of his bitterness, he might want to think about some of the advice he might have given Novak about his own investments, from what I’ve heard. If nothing else, Novak is a 3-time Australian Open champion and practically a Serbian National hero, living in Monaco where he pays many less taxes than the rest of us. Of all things he shouldn’t be, “broke” is definitely in the top three.

And if N-Dad is pouting because his son is “comparatively broke” — well, them’s just the breaks in the Big Leagues, Dad. I’ve never known a man preoccupied with the game of “who has more” who didn’t, ultimately, end up losing it.

OTOH – good response, Novak. I think that was the best he could have made of a bad situation.


goody Says:

Djokovic’s response was good. I wish he just apologized on his father’s behalf and been a little more diplomatic about the whole episode.
After all it is his father and he would have garnered a lot of good will. Good luck.


James Says:

Deborah Says:

So this is what is considered a class response from the Djoker? Low bar.

August 5th, 2013 at 2:13 pm
——-

Really?

So, Deborah, what do you think his response should have been since you clearly don’t think this was a good one?


Nina Says:

I’m kind of sad that Novak had to answer for his father, as good an answer as that it. He shouldn’t be implicated in these situations that only can hurt him. Not that I give a rat’s ass about haters coming onto him like this Deborah character. Poor souls.
Novak has raised above them as usual.
Really classy nº1 we’ve got, so proud!


skeezer Says:

Brando,

read “M” post and take a “mental” note


Brando Says:

@Nina: Nina my love, my precious: your back!:-) where were you? After your affectionate hug to Rafa fans, then Fed fans post their Wimby loss, I wanted to make sure I hugged you with all my love post Novak’s demoralizing, one way traffic loss at Wimby final. And I didn’t get the chance? Where were you dear Nina? You were so arrogantly confident about that final saying the Olympic match was a different story and Nole will put the whooping to Andy but then I hear complete silence from you. Oh dear. What went wrong? Was it Novaks embarassing straight sets defeat to Mr Lady Forehand by any chance? Ouch- a real kick in the teeth if that were it right? Oh boy. You are ALWAYS ready and there to rub it into others fans when your fav wins, lauding him as if he is some vastly superior player to Fedal and Muzza but when they put the whooping to Novak- and my darling the h2hs say that happens quite often, I don’t why could they be better than him?- then so you are absent without fail. There for the glory but cowardly absent when the sh!t hits the fan right? Why? Too ashamed to be a fan when Novak is the loser or you know your arrogant talk is about to bite you were the sun doesn’t shine? Anyhow: it’s a month plus late but you my dear have all of my affectionate hug regardlessly as possible via the internet after that loss: I think you need it! BOOM!:-)


Brando Says:

@Skeezer: sorry bud, I just don’t quite follow. Help the unwise from your mighty pedestal would you? Already said that nole’s response was a good one.


Brando Says:

‘Novak has raised above them as usual.’: LOL cannot help to say it but: a capacity crowd in Madrid would beg to differ. I don’t know why they would take offense to a player mouthing off and telling them SMD. Cannot see Fed, Muzza or Delpo saying that: even though they are inferior like the rest to Novak. Of course right Nina?


Ben Pronin Says:

^Typical haterism.


Brando Says:

^ nope. Just enjoying the appearance of someone who took great glee at rubbing it in to others. It’s called returning the favor Ben. What goes around comes around no. I’m sure you know a thing or 2 about that don’t you?


Ben Pronin Says:

So you’re bullying someone for bullying you? That doesn’t make it NOT haterism.


Brando Says:

@Ben: Bullying? Are you mad? Infact I’ll make it easy and clear for even you: save your over reaction ridden observations for others since I’m not interested in them. You got that. I don’t know what has got you all cranky and calling x,y or z bullies on here- maybe you feel like being judgemental for a while. I don’t know. What I do know is: I don’t care for it. So from hereforth: save that nonsense for others will you. Thanks in advance.


skeezer Says:

^bullies never will admit there bullies.


Ben Pronin Says:

Just because you don’t want to admit that you’re being a bully doesn’t mean you’re not being a bully. And you’re being an obvious hater of Djokovic, just like always. It’s not even new. Just own up to it.


Brando Says:

^is that why you are silent when you get accused of being one? Yep, it figures!


Brando Says:

Just because you do not see that you are acting like a over reacting muppet does not mean that you are not being a over reacting muppet. And your a poster long infatuated with Rafa fans. You don’t even have to own upto it.


Ben Pronin Says:

So your bullying is ok because you think I’m overreacting?


Brando Says:

Is this a crèche site? Anyone? Since I think I am trying to get through to a toddler here. Look here child: it’s clear I’m not getting through to you at all. You seem to be incapable of understanding the most simplest of responses. I’m off: you play who’s a bully and who isn’t with your pal. The playground seems free at the moment: run along.


holdserve Says:

Brando, good response to Nina, apparently an arrogant Nole fan. From your post I can guess what her posts were and how bad Fedal fans must have felt.
Time these arrogant Nole fans learnt some humility and accepted the fact that their fave is not invincible. They can then enjoy tennis and tennis discussions without having to vanish whenever their fave loses.
One of the reason most Nole fans have vanished from all tennis sites is because Nole hasn’t been winning much of late and had a humiliating straight sets loss to Muzza at Wimbly.


coke man G Says:

You guya are all five year olds. The gasman says live a little, do some coke!


skeezer Says:

“One of the reason most Nole fans have vanished from all tennis sites is because Nole hasn’t been winning much of late and had a humiliating straight sets loss to Muzza at Wimbly.”

PAHHHLEEEEASSE.

Never seen such idiotic statements this past week in my tenure here. Amazingly bad.


Anna Says:

I think this is fair from Novak. He pretty much refuted everything his dad said stating that he does have a good, fair relationship with his colleagues (could have just said Roger and Rafa) in question and that he has no control over what his father says and does. All true. The bigger problem for Nole is if his dad continues in this way it will harm his image regardless of what he (Novak) says. At some point someone will have to intervene unless he wants to end up looking like a Michael Russell. They need to get his dad a pr guy to show him how to behave in Novak’s best interest, and not put him at odds with the fans, or other players.


James Says:

You know, it wouldn’t be too bad if we showed more respect to each other even if we disagree on certain things.

One of my favorite posters on TX is Michael. If you were reading his posts for the first time, you wouldn’t be able to tell who his favorite player really is. When he writes about Novak, he has good things to say, Delpo the same, Federer (he’s a Fedfan, right?) and even Rafa too.


Nina Says:

I don’t know what to say really. You can keep up with your monologues Brando, I doubt anyone is listening. I don’t rubb it on other people, i don’t know where you take that from.
And as far as I’m concerned i can post whenever i like, i don’t owe it to you or anyone else, though it’s clear you miss me so much.
Check the threads, i’ve always congratulated the other players, you must have been smoking something, allright.
Doesn’t matter, i’m not up for silly discussions like this. Bye bye


Long Live The King Says:

Well done Novak! You will win more fans with such tough calls.

Kudos!


Brando Says:

@Nina:

Owned much?

LOL, let me break it down for you that you can actually know what to say:

-’I don’t know what to say really.’:

How about starting by congratulating Muzza’s fans on here for giving the thumping to the world number 1 in straight sets, on tennis’s biggest stage, to win the biggest prize in the game.

That would be a nice start. It’s due.

- ‘I doubt anyone is listening’:

And nor should they try to. But read it and agree to it? Of course. Holdserve for one. And my dear YOU- the person it was for- is responding to it so it’s served it’s purpose.

- ‘I don’t rubb it on other people, i don’t know where you take that from.’:

Absolute and complete BS!

Read your condescending post to Rafa fans post his Wimby loss.

Then Fed fans.

Then your previous posts whenever Nole gets a win and you come here swooping in giving the old sermon of how much better he is than the rest.

And see how even reasonable posters like Fed fans approved Rafa fan ALISON even felt your BS was condescending during Wimby.

Then look at how you demean Andy’s win over Novak at Olympic’s last year.

And Fed’s win over Novak at Wimby also.

Then look at your gripe about Rafa post his win over Nole at the FO.

Then write such a thing!

Your crap is apparent. Time you own up to it.

-’And as far as I’m concerned i can post whenever i like, i don’t owe it to you or anyone else, though it’s clear you miss me so much.’:

Pfffttt!

Listen Miss: I called you out for one purpose and just that ONLY: to call you out on the BS you wrote.

Period.

IF you consider that as some affection for you- LOL- then honey: it stops and starts there.

Comprende?

-’Check the threads, i’ve always congratulated the other players, you must have been smoking something, allright.’:

Yeah I was smoking something: the joy of the reality! Seeing Andy put the whooping to the world number 1 in such a unexpected fashion.

It was sheer delight.

But maybe I am smoking something since:

1- You NEVER and have NOT congratulated Andy for that win

2- It’s the first time you have showed up on here since the final and yet: still have NOT congratulated him or his fans.

-’Doesn’t matter, i’m not up for silly discussions like this. Bye bye’:

Are you being naive to even consider this a discussion?

Love: this is a good old fashioned: calling BS exactly what it is: BS!

Now how about you be as magnanimous as you claim to be by congratulate Andy for his win and also his fans.

I’ll make it easy for you even- you could copy and paste this if you like:

Well done Andy for winning Wimby!

Whooooooooooooot!!!!

Putting the whooping to the invincible, divine Novak!!

Ajde Muzza, Ajde!

Huge hugs, props and gluten free kisses to MARGOT, COLIN, the DA, my favorite poster, role model and benchmark for perfection: BRANDO and all his fans for the win.

I’m off to eat some humble pie in his honour!

Ajde Muzza, Ajde!


skeezer Says:

^All this TENNIS talk is sooo much fun.
With all the air you have, you could probably set the Guinness world record of blowing up the worlds biggest Balloon.

#themonologuescontinue


Brando Says:

^ LOL, for once you made me laugh. Miracles do happen on TX.

Re record: Soon my friend soon.

All in good time. No wine before it’s time right?


Nina Says:

I’ll make sure I ignore you from now on Mr. Monologue so I can keep enjoying a tennis discussion with the sensible and sound fans. I didn’t know I had such an effect on you, poor me.


Brando Says:

@Nina:

-’I’ll make sure I ignore you from now on Mr. Monologue’:

Speaking of which: I still see no congratulatory monologue from you at all towards Andy and his fans.

Must be a bitter note for you then.
Don’t mind me of course- it’s fine if you want to ignore me. Scroll down can do wonders for anyone when they wish to use it. But what do yo have for reality?

The realization that you are a condescending poster? What remedy do you have for that? Curious?

-’so I can keep enjoying a tennis discussion with the sensible and sound fans’:

You won’t find anyone here who thinks the sun rises out off and from Novak’s behind here so that rules out the criteria your kind set as ‘sensible’ and ‘sound’ fans.

-’I didn’t know I had such an effect on you, poor me’:

LOL, don’t kid yourself love.
I seem to have you running towards me here like I have my pet at home.

Only difference is: I don’t have to throw a ball and say ‘fetch boy fetch’ to get you running towards me.

Aw I feel so lucky! :-)


skeezer Says:

^of course you have the last “air”

“I don’t have to throw a ball and say ‘fetch boy fetch’ to get you running towards me.”

Talk about arrogance. Even your archrival Fed/Novak (anyone not Rafa )never said such a low class remark. Have fun playing with yourself.


Brando Says:

^”Have fun playing with yourself.”: what kind of a dirty old man are you to suggest such a thing to those younger than you? Do you know what? Don’t answer. We pretty much all know the answer to that around here. Get some help bud. Write whatever garbage you want but do me one favour: quit following my posts around like a stalker. After that last comment I shudder at the realization that I am interacting with such a perverted creep. Yuck!


Thomas Says:

How was skeezer’s remark perverted?


skeezer Says:

“I don’t have to throw a ball and say ‘fetch boy fetch’ to get you running towards me.”

Don’t need to say anything else. Your just trying to divert your sh!t.


Brando Says:

^that’s open to interpretation. Seemingly you don’t seem to object to his hobby I assume. Have fun exchanging notes with him on this note. I don’t wish to talk of such rubbish on a tennis forum at all. Play nice with him!


Brando Says:

^yes I am. As far away as I can from you. It’s the only wise thing one can do to avoid interacting with your kind. I’m off chief: have fun stalking the next unfortunate poster you decide to provide a ‘suggestion’ to. Stick to tennis I suggest though: otherwise folks might think: what’s this dinosaur on about on a tennis forum? Kids might view his bile? Sadly we all have to it seems. Tragic.


skeezer Says:

^yadayadayada goodbye.

#monologuequeen
#noleclosethater

—-

Nina,

Nole is number 1, and has been number 1 for some time, and has represented the number 1 with dignity and pride. Don’t let the jealous haters take it away. Had to deal with the same ole same ole from the jealous ones for many years. The records and titles no one can take away!

C’mon, give it a rip and post an opinion with pride! Am envious your man is top of the ladder.


roy Says:

but why didn’t novak just say that he and rafa are still friends… never uses the word, never mentions rafa.

”…hurt my colleagues in some way, and with whom I have good and fair relationships”

that’s politic speak.

seems there’s truth to what his father says in terms of the ”relationship” not being the same, however it happened.


Bad Knee Rules Says:

^^^
“I’m really sorry that his words have caused so much attention, and also that they might have hurt my colleagues in some way, and with whom I have good and fair relationships.”

Which part of the statment don’t you understand?


Long Live The King Says:

Rafa fans need to calm down. They should be thinking about rafa not losing to some nobody rather than what Novak or his fans do.

They are trying their best to prop up Murray. Atleast he has had more success against Novak outside clay in the last few years.

It is almost 3 years since Nadal beat Novak outside clay.


Giles Says:

^^^ Nadal doesn’t have to prove himself to beat the joker outside clay. Joker prefers HC to clay and Rafa prefers clay to HC. So what’s with the problem eh???


Giles Says:

Why indeed did joker generalise by saying “my colleagues” in his so called apology? He should have said “and also that they might have hurt Rafa and Roger in some way”, these being the only two players his father’s insults were directed at.


James Says:

“Nadal doesn’t have to prove himself to beat the joker outside clay. Joker prefers HC to clay and Rafa prefers clay to HC. So what’s
with the problem eh???”

@Giles, it’s ok, mate. Let them keep thinking Rafa has zero chance against Novak on the hard courts. If Novak fails to beat Rafa this year, people will start saying Novak’s last win against Rafa outside clay was two years ago in January 2012.


nadalista Says:

Well, not difficult for the statement, “It is almost 3 years since Rafa beat Novak outside of clay” to continue holding water.

All Novak has to do is flame out before his projected semis meeting with Rafa in Montreal, like he did at IW 2013, no?


Michael Says:

It is good that Novak has distanced himself from his father’s outrageous statement which did not have many takers. He also has categorically ruled out his influence in his father’s statement. Matter should end here.


tennisx hippy chic Says:

With regard to what Brando said to Nina,i did agree with it but i would have worded things very differently,there is indeed no harm in posting whenever one feels like it or when one doesnt,Nina has many times offered big hugs and congratulations to the top players Rafa and Roger like when these two were eliminated early at Wimbledon,and is especially nice when Nole has beaten either of those two players to win a title,or when her favourite is sailing through the draw ala Wimbledon,and theres nothing wrong with that so please dont get me wrong,but if you go back to Rafa beating Nole at RG,or Roger beating Nole at Wimbledon last year,Rafa actually did get a congratulations all be it rather begrudgingly,and she said that she could never warm to the Fed fans who were getting on her nerves,so not exactly the words of a gracious loser,although dont get me wrong some people are not and they dont have to be either,all im saying is its easy to be all nice and sweet to other fans when things are going so well for your favorite,but rather different when the boots on the other foot,and yes it would have been nice to see some congratulations for Murray and his fans Margot,Colin,Raquet,The DA etc,just saying.


tennisx hippy chic Says:

I agree with Michael Nole is a fantastic player,and should now be able to put his fathers comments behind him,and concentrate on playing tennis,im sure he will be looking to reassert his authority especially this been the HC season,and his best part of the season,im sure finishing the year number 1 again will be a fantastic achievement in itself,but im sure he would rather have another GS on his resume.


Giles Says:

@ nadalista. “flame out” …. sounds good, no?
Vamos Rafa!


tennisx hippy chic Says:

LLTK it really is annoying when posters jump to that conclusion,yes i am a Rafa fan but Murray is and has always been my second favorite,and it has nothing to do with jumping on any bandwagon,im a Brit and so is he and im also part Scottish,two long time posters called Kimmi and Dari are Fed fans both are very clever and knowledgeable ladies when it comes to tennis,and they both have Murray as their personal second favorites,both admire and respect Rafa and Novak,but just dont care for them as players,different fans have different favorites,sometimes things are not always that cut and dried.


Michael Says:

Alison,

For sure, Novak needs to concentrate on his Tennis rather than worry about his Father’s rantings. This year has relatively not been such a good year measuring by Novak’s high standards. I am sure he would like to compensate it in the upcoming US Hard court season. For sure, he has loads of points to defend, for he won Montreal and was a finalist in Cincinnati.


Humble Rafa Says:

Can the Egg Lover be responsible for the deeds and activities of his own mouth? Or does have no control over that?


Nina Says:

@tennisx hippy chic… The truth is that I hardly post on this site, so me not coming back to congratulate Murray fans (which I don’t remember at all anyway if I did) has nothing to do with what this character is accusing me of. Not that I give a damn. Since when it is mandatory to congratulate any winner? And contrary to what this guy thinks, Murray is my second favorite player so of course i was happy for him. Anyone who knows me from years ago knows that.

I have come to this site for ages, a long before people like Brando were part of it, and never had any problem with the posters here who I always considered very nice and knowledgeable about tennis, like grendel, skeezer, jane, contador, duro, etc. Though it’s true that in the last two years a lot of new posters have perverted that with personal attacks and insults to the rival players.

I will still come here to post my opinions any way I see it, respecting the players as I’ve always done. And yes, thank you, I’m a very proud Novak fan and I don’t need to apologise for anything.


Brando Says:

@Long Live the King:

-’They should be thinking about rafa not losing to some nobody ‘:

Maybe you are right. We’ll join you FED FANS in doing so. Please make room.

-’They are trying their best to prop up Murray.’:

Please don’t be an idiot by saying such things.

Why try propping up Andy when the facts do so themselves.

1. He’s won 2 of the last 4 slams. More than anyone.

2. He won the prestigious Olympics whooping Fed in the final.

3. IF any more propping was needed, then Novak’s gracious RU speeches do the job perfectly fine.

But your propping of DANNY MORRIS when he was being a chump to pretty much everyone here, mmmmmmmm……………


tennisx hippy chic Says:

Nina i didnt use any personal insults in my post either to you or your favorite player,i just posted and gave an honest opinion thats all,and i think you missed my point anyway,you dont post very often and thats fine,some do some dont,no big deal we all have lives to lead,and no your quite right you dont have to congratulate the winner if you dont want to,you dont even have to be a gracious loser or like your favorites rivals if you dont want to,and you dont have to apologise for been a proud Nole fan,as hes an amazing player,my point is you come across as been very generous to Novaks rivals when hes given them the beatdown,but not so gracious when Novak himself has recieved a beatdown from his rivals,i made my point and i stand by that,no hard feelings,no personal insults used,no fan bias in any way shape or form,just a general obsevation about Roger,Rafa and Andy.


Colin Says:

Good grief, there are times when I wonder why I bother with this forum. It’s just like the playground, except that the kids could probably write better English.
WHY won’t people use spell and grammar checkers? If English is not your first language, fine, you’re writing in a foreign language, which is more than I can do, but if you used a spell checker, you would write even better English, and surely you’d want to do that?
If English is the first language of some people here (naming no names), they should be ashamed of themselves for being so uncaring about their rich native tongue.


Margot Says:

@Colin
In fact its homophones that cause the most problems for people who have difficulties with spelling. Of course a spell checker is no use in that case.


suzette Says:

@ Deborah, AKA Shylock, get real, you just want your pound of flesh and it wouldn’t matter if Novak sky wrote his apology, it would not be enough for people like you. The nonsensical quibbling that he he didn’t name Rafa and Roger in his apology, is really trying to find the needle in the haystack.( It’s what haters do best!) Have you thought that he might have personally spoken with them in private? As for the Forbes comment, you just undermine yourself by not checking your facts. Novak made the Forbes list and is leading in earnings on tour. I guess you have nothing on Djokovic’s father when it comes to thinking before speaking.


suzette Says:

Brando, remember when calling out Nina that your own conduct isn’t entirely sterling. As for the red herring remark about”playing with yourself”, I had to chuckle. You sound like the guy that says”if you are thinking what I’m thinking, YOU must have a dirty mind”. Have you considered that they were suggesting that they are done with the back and forth sparring and you are on your own. Should your comment” play nice with him” be construed as perverted? Duhh, never crossed my mind, but then, I’m not thinking what your thinking….! Ahh, tis the silly season on the tennis forums


skeezer Says:

^lol ;)


Thomas Says:

Most people are pretty loose with their grammar on social networking sites and forums on the internet. Not that it matters at all. It’s not as if they are writing a university thesis…


harry Says:

@Colin:

You say “but if you used a spell checker, you would write even better English, and surely you’d want to do that?”

I think you are assuming that they (the non native speakers) are typing on a computer where the locale is set to English. For instance, if you try typing a French or a German message on a computer whose locale is configured to English, you will notice the issues…


madmax Says:

Really glad that novak has made his feelings clear. Feel sorry for him that he has been put into that position by his father.

It isn’t for him to apologise on his father’s behalf. Father Djoko should be the one to be eating humble pie. If he does, then he will go p in my estimation. BIG TIME.

Well done Novak, for being so gracious, once again, and also impliedly speaking of your good relations with both Roger and Rafa.


suzette Says:

Colin, here is a newsflash for you… school is out for the summer. If improper use of the English language is so annoying to you, try speaking to posters of different countries, in their native language. Oh dear, that’s right, you don’t know how! Perhaps spell check could help you,lol.


POV Says:

Suzette @August 7th, 2013 at 9:56 am
Novak made the Forbes list and is leading in earnings on tour

I wasn’t aware he made the Forbes list. If so, how wonderful for him. Hopefully, his new book will be a best-seller too. :)


Steve 27 Says:

Colin, you are asking too much in this forum. Why not try to be tolerant and respectful of other people instead of sounding pretentious?


suzette Says:

@ Pov, yes Novak made the list of top 50 athletes in Forbes. He was 28th. He is #1 in ATP earnings in 2013 , #2 is Rafa, #3 is Murray, # 4 is Ferrer, #5 is DelPotro and #6 is Fed.


madmax Says:

I THINK A BIT OF ORDER IS REQUIRED HERE TENNIS FANS!

WELL NO THREAD YET…BUT –

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROGER FEDERER! GO CHAMP! AND ENJOY YOUR NEXT TOURNAMENT WITH OR WITHOUT NEW RACQUET, BUT WHATEVER YOU DO OR DO NOT CHANGE, KEEP WORKING AT THE CONFIDENCE.

IT WILL RETURN!


skeezer Says:

Nice post madmax and yes Happy Birthday to the greatest ever!


suzette Says:

@ Madmax, that is a good sentiment. Happy Birthday to Roger


POV Says:

I am positive Roger will win another one very soon.
at spes non fracta


MMT Says:

I think the real question is, why would anyone care what Djokovic’s father has to say?

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