Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer To Win Record Fourth Straight ATP Finals Title
by Staff | November 22nd, 2015, 5:35 pm
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Novak Djokovic put an exclamation point on his incredible 2015 season by beating rival Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 to win a record fourth straight ATP Finals title.

The Serb also avenged a loss to Federer Tuesday in the round robin, breaking Federer three times in masterful performance. He is also now tied with Federer 22-22 in their head-to-head.

“Against Roger it’s very specific,” said Djokovic who finishes 5-3 against Federer in 2015. “You need to adjust to the tactics because of his game. He plays very quickly. He likes things to happen fast. He takes away the time from his opponent. He has so much variety in his game with slice, comes to the net, great serve, forehand, one of the best ever. He’s very complete player. I know that he’s always going to push you hard and try to protect the baseline, take away the time from you, which he was doing also today.

“I think what I managed to do better than what I’ve done in the last match we played in the group stage here was the fact that I was more solid from back of the court. I served well when I needed to. I got myself out of trouble. I returned more balls back than I did five days ago. I think that helped me to get into the rally. I always try to make him play one extra shot.”

Both players enjoyed break points early in the match with Djokovic drawing first blood. And Federer was never really in the match again, only having two break points aginst Djokovic in total. Federer then double faulted on matchpoint to end the 80-minute affair.

Djokovic’s 5th ATP Finals win gives him a personal-best 11 total titles in 2015 and lifts him to 59 for his career. He was appearing in his 15th straight championship match.

“I’m obviously very proud to have these achievements with my team,” said Djokovic. “It’s been a long season, but the best of my life. Without their support and my family, I wouldn’t be where I am. I’m just trying to cherish every moment at this level. As a kid growing up, you dream to be at tournaments like this and fighting for the biggest trophies in sport.”

Federer showed some magic in the second, thrilling the crowd by remarkably recovering from a 0-40 service game, but overall pointed to his serve as an issue. He won just 9/21 second service points (42%) in the match.

“It would have been nice to serve a little bit better early on in the match, play better overall on his second serve, because he does allow you to play on his second serve,” said Federer. “Maybe at times I went for too much. The moments where I should have gone safe, I didn’t, and vice versa. Those are the two regrets I have.

“If I played the match again, that is what I would try to do different. Other than that, I thought it was a good match. It was close. First six games were tough, to be down 4-2. I had my chances to at least be even. But I thought he played well. Still high-quality match, I thought.”

The 34-year-old Federer was seeking a seventh ATP Finals title, first since 2011. He also just falls short of the year-end No. 2 ranking which now goes to Andy Murray.

“It is never fun on the not winning side, but it is better than not playing at all like last year,” Federer said. “This week was great, there were some crazy points tonight, but like plenty of times this year Novak deserved it.”

Djokovic ends 2015 with 11 titles, 6 Masters, 3 Slams and win loss records of 31-5 against Top 10s and 82-6 overall. He also becomes the first tennis player ever to eclipse the $20 million mark in prize money in a single season.


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151 Comments for Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer To Win Record Fourth Straight ATP Finals Title

Gypsy Gal Says:

Remarkable sometimes you have to simply hold up your hands in admiration and say hell too good,congrats to Novak and fans on such an incredible year….


elina Says:

Congratulations to Novak for best year of all time.

A masterclass by Nole today.

As for Roger it was a great year but against Nole today Michael said it best. Clueless and hapless.

What goes around comes around.


Travis Bickle Says:

“It is never fun on the not winning side, but it is better than not playing at all like last year”

Note the effort of replacing simple phrase “on the losing side” with the more complicated “on the not winning side”…

Someone is working on self-therapy by trying not to verbalize the obvious fact of losing… Denial issues???

For instance, Murray could say:
“In my H2H with Novak I won 9 times and “not won” 21 times, but I’ve never lost” ;-) Except, Andy would NEVER say something like that – too decent of a chap for such rubbish! Actually, I could not think of a single player who would replace “losing” with “not winning” – it’s much easier to say it in a simple manner…


Gypsy Gal Says:

^Eh^….


jane Says:

congrats novak!! wow! what a season.

cute cartoon here:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUaN3fAUAAAh6T1.jpg


Bob Lewis Says:

Boris or non-gluten, whatever the reason
Novak had the all-time best season!


Gypsy Gal Says:

Ha ha Jane very cute loved it,congrats to Novak too on a stellar year ;)….


skeezer Says:

Thought the commies had the perfect description of Nole’s game today.
Relentless.


Wog Boy Says:

I don’t know if it is only me, but after watching it again, I noticed that Nole is hitting DTL shots often Tomic way, inside out with a bit of slice for a difference of stright forward DTL shots from both wings, he was much more aggressive today with suddenly injecting the pace in his shots, particulary BHCC. That is the only way to beat Roger, controlled aggression and smart serving.
Well done Nole, now we can all have rest from tennis, I mean fifteen final, little bit too much, I don’t know about you but I had enough:)


skeezer Says:

@TB
Don’t know if you would call that match “routine”. It’s not like Fed didn’t have some chances, but he saved some too. It was hard fought. Nole was just “relentless” in his play and kept Fed from getting into his comfort zone. He is the new backboard of Tennis. You hit, he hits back. Measured and with precision. Bring your ‘A” game to compete, or be prepared to go down.

Nole has had a super year, congrats all around. Fed has had a super year also, ending the year @ #3 @34. Not bad at all!
All in all a very entertaining year for Tennis.

If you all just watch a tennis match and only pay attention to who is getting more depth from their baseline play, you know most of time who is going to win. The Nole/Rafa match was a classic case of that.


James Says:

Keep making the surfaces slower, bounces higher, and you will keep seeing older players doing better and better – avg age of top 10 is now 30+!! Attacking tennis is just not that rewarding any more. Becker, Edberg, Sampras, Mcenroe would be toast on today’s courts.


James Says:

Is there ANY fast low bouncing surface left?


Chrisford1 Says:

There is always sheet ice, James.
If Isner and Dr Ivo played tennis in hockey arenas, they’d be Gods!


James Says:

I am talking about the Wimbledon or indoor courts upto about a decade ago. Courts where players like Sampras excelled. That wasn’t sheet ice, right? These courts have killed volleying in singles play, making most matches a battle of attrition from the baseline.

Nothing wrong with having some vareity, right, or should all tournaments be on similar courts?


Jack Lewis Says:

@James
So how do battles of attrition favor older players anyway?
I’m not a fan of slow surfaces and defensive play but it’s obvious who they favor.


Wog Boy Says:

CF,
I don’t know how many active players have positive h2h against Nole, but Dr Ivo has, 3:1, Isner was very close at one stage too.


Michael Says:

Novak has finished the season on a grand style. Already, he had a remarkable year winning every thing in sight and even when he was not winning, he was atleast in the finals giving himself a chance. Winning the World Tour Finals for a consecutive 4th time is an unprecedented feat which he can definitely be proud of.

The way he emphatically outplayed a resurgent Rafa in the semis made him a huge favourite in the finals despite Roger’s brilliance in the round robin stage which subsumed Novak for once. But, yet there was always a hope that if Roger played near his very best, he was in with a chance irrespective of the level of the opponent. But it was a day in which the first serves of Roger deserted him and sadly he was broken with a double fault giving Novak the handle to the Championship by default.

Nevertheless, it is a record shattering year for Novak more memorable than even his incredible run in 2011. For the ever green maestro, Roger, he can take consolation from the fact that at his age, he still is the only rightful challenger to Novak’s hegemony by beating him three times this year and that is really remarkable considering that he is well past his prime.


Pauly Says:

Too good Nole
Congrats from Nadal & Federer fan
All the best to Nole … Best year ever even better than 2011

Hopefully Nadal & Federer & Wawrinka & Murray can seriously challenge him in 2016 ?


Margot Says:

Well done SuperNole! A fitting end to a fantastic year.
Now off to give a certain Mr Murray a big kick up the back side ;) And everything crossed for the DC.


jatin Says:

What an awesome year novak had.
3 Grandslams
6 Masters
1 Wtf
11 Titles
I mean, this is just ridiculous. He is already a LEGEND of this game now.

As a Fed fan it was probably the first time the loss against Novak didn’t hurt me much.I was just astonished to see the level of play Novak showed last night and to be totally honest Roger had no chance in the 2nd set. He hung in for a while with his clutch play though. In the 1st set, he had a chance to make the first blow but couldn’t convert it.
Anyway, i am just happy to see Fed could still beat Prime novak, he showed that in his round robin match.
He has nothing more to prove as he has accomplished everything but still he has that hunger to compete, to fight, to challenge those who are at the peak of their powers while he is his twilight phase. That thing alone shows the greatness of this man.

He reached 2 Grand slam finals, was a World tour finals runner up, won 1 master along with 5 other titles. Reached 11 finals and won 6 of those.
The only loss which every fed fan could tell you hurt the most was his loss against novak in the USO finals. It was the most closely contested final between the two and fed had novak on ropes in the 3rd set. What could have happened had he converted those break points he had when he was up 4-3 in the 3rd set. He could have served out the set. It was the turning point of the match. He had the worst BP conversion rate in that match. But, there is no point in talking about the hypothetical scenarios.

I believe in law of averages though. I think fed will continue where he left off next year and maybe could sneak out a win against novak in one of those big events and win his 18th. It is possible. It will be his last chance to make a push for Olympic gold as well. So there are plenty of things to keep him motivated in 2016 as well.
Hope to see more of Fed magic next year.

The good thing is, tennis season is over now. So players can go on a long vacation with their families and get a break and so can their fans :)

Fed express, jeez -> Loved the way you commented on those fed matches. It was fun :)
Gypsy gal -> Hope to see you in new avatar next year possibly ‘)
madmax -> You are one the sweetest fed fan here, always loved to read your insight.
skeezer -> True Fed fan you are, always ready to defend him no matter what
okiegal -> I hope you are doing ok these days, stay strong.
jalep, courban, jane -> Enjoy Novak’s victory ‘)

Daniel -> Still figuring out which player you admire the most :)

Hope to see you guys next year in the Aussie open.


Gypsy Gal Says:

Jatin hi,dont you like my monikor?….


Gypsy Gal Says:

I left congrats to Nole fans,and commies to Fed fans on the other thread,hope everyone saw them ;)….


Pauly Says:

Jatin

Totally agree Federer should’ve won the US OPEN
But must take your chances against Nole or you’re fried chicken !

Hopefully Nadal can get back to his best in 2016 ?
If he can especially on clay it’s gonna be great for his chances of cracking 10 French opens


Travis Bickle Says:

Travis Bickle ‏@Bickle_Tennis 5m5 minutes ago

Interesting statistics:
Federer played 11 finals in 2015 – won 6 and lost 5.
All five loses against the same guy!

#not_him_again


Gypsy Gal Says:

Congrats to Michael,one of the fairest and most level headed fans on this forum….


Gypsy Gal Says:

Any chance of a Davis Cup thread now please tennis-x staff,been as this forum is called tennis-x??….


Wog Boy Says:

GG,
They first have to make sure it will be played, Belgium is in lockdown, sadly:(


Wog Boy Says:

“#not_him_again”

Good one TB:)


Wog Boy Says:

I like this:

“Totally agree Federer should’ve won the US OPEN”

I mean, it wasn’t even five set match, why on earth he should’ve won, because he didn’t convert BP chances? Well, the other guy has something to do with him not being able to convert BP chances, no? That is the whole point of the game, no?


Giles Says:

Alison. Ffs make up your mind. A few threads ago Michael used the words ” hapless and clueless Rafa” which you agreed with me as being totally disrespectful. And now you are complimenting Michael???


Margot Says:

Lol Wog Boy, shouldna, couldna, wouldna, don’t you just love it?
Alas TB that could be a certain other player’s hash tag too….:’(


Wog Boy Says:

Margot,

Respect, you are real example of Brits that I got to know here, taking it on the chin, and having the joke on their own expense, and thanks for the nice words about Nole.
Good luck to your man, he deserves to finish the year on the high note.


Margot Says:

Cheers and thanks Wog Boy :)


Gypsy Gal Says:

Chat to you all soon,as im going away for a few days,take care all ;)….


calmdownplease Says:

“Totally agree Federer should’ve won the US OPEN”

But he did, at least, as TB said ‘not win’, didn’t he not?
Which is better at least than `lose-losing`
which he didn’t do!
Because HE COULD HAVE WON!
hahahahhahaha
Hoping Olympics 2106 is the end of interminable this nonsense with Federer ‘not winning’ the gold,
Again!


calmdownplease Says:

‘this interminable nonsense’
ooppps!
;0)


calmdownplease Says:

‘Alas TB that could be a certain other player’s hash tag too’

@Margot

Andy definitely didn’t deserve to win any of the slams he lost in.
He was never close really.
Even Fed’s last Wimble’s
He was as flat as a pancake once the roof closed.
He simply wasn’t ready to pull them off.
Let’s forget everything and start again with a clean slate,
Forget the not showing up at slam finals.
The weird 3rd or 5th set collapses.
The crying.
Esp let’s forget the surgery!
Let’s start fresh with a DC win (which, inexplicably, seems to be on despite a Belgian lock-down)
And move on to a more (hopefully) rational, effective, and consistent year from Muzz.
The new world number 2.
One of the most naturally gifted tennis players like EVER.
And give Novak and the rest a real run for their money this time.


calmdownplease Says:

Aha what?
He has said this on numerous occasions.
He can’t handle the spin, the leftiness etc
He has to technically change his game to try and deal with it, that’s all.
Novak just flattened him when it mattered after all.
What has Rafa done recently?
Novak now is a FAR more formidable player, regardless.
Deal with it!


Dave Says:

I don’t see Federer winning the Gold at the Olympics if he has to play Nole in the finals. It will be a best of 5 set format in the final. Unless Nole gets upset by someone else before that.


calmdownplease Says:

I don’t see him winning it against about 4 players if they make the final with him


Dave Says:

The courts do play to Federer’s advantage in Brazil. I read they are going to be played on an indoor hardcourt.


Dave Says:

I think him and Nole are the 2 favorites because of the courts.


calmdownplease Says:

I didn’t know how the courts played
All i know is that he will be 35 by then
It’s intriguing to see how long he can cheat father time.
But it’s not for his generation to do so, i don’t think.
I believe maybe Andy’s gen of the next one will have 35 year old slam winners but to me.
Or 33 year old.
Fed is not in any way adequate as opposition to Novak.
He just shows up the ones who should be Nadal & Muzz.


Dave Says:

After watching the match yesterday, the patterns of play are getting more and more obvious in the big matches. Nole is hitting it harder and harder to Federer’s backhand and breaking it down through the match. He does the same thing as Nadal except he uses harder penetrating shots. Nadal uses the high bounce to break it down. The only way Federer can overcome this is to do what Stan does and hit the backhand down the line when he gets bullied into the corner. He did it a few times successfully. But he will need to do it a lot more often to turn the big matches around. It’s really the only way he can change things.


calmdownplease Says:

but to me Fed is
jeez Im not on a roll Today


calmdownplease Says:

`But he will need to do it a lot more often to turn the big matches around. It’s really the only way he can change things..`

Which will make it more and more exhausting
for him, not going to work.
He needs a fast court and an aggressive mindset or
Forget it


calmdownplease Says:

` I read they are going to be played on an indoor hardcourt.’

Huh?
In Brazil?!
Why?


Dave Says:

If there was any chance for anything to work, that would be it. But I agree, at this point nothing is going to work.


Dave Says:

I looked it up a few months ago. They were building the courts and the main ones at least were going to be indoor hardcourts.


Dave Says:

I don’t really understand how it would make it more exhausting to hit a backhand down the line and either make an error which would finish the point or have a better chance of hitting a winner. Or he can stay stuck in the corner and have to hit 10 backhands in a row. That to me is much more exhausting.


calmdownplease Says:

Goes against the nature of RIO in my view.
Let’s hope NOT.


calmdownplease Says:

It would be mentally exhausting to change something one is not used to doing
Maybe he should rethink saying playing Novak is ‘straight forward’.
Time for a new implementation.


James Says:

Federer has had the most remarkable victories, but also the most heartbreaking close losses – and now the longer he plays into his older years, the more these losses will pile up.

I think 2016 will be his last season. I can’t see him being in contention for a major title after next year, even remotely.

Though he may be counting on Djoke hitting 30 and slowing down, and then winning again because the gap might reduce – when neither is at their peak, I would again pick Fed to win. Peak fed vs Peak Djoke – I think Fed wins. Right now its peak Djoke versus a clearly old Fed. I think an old Fed beats an old Djoke. Is that his plan for 2017 and beyond, since none of the younger players appears to be stepping up?

Regardless, this is a unique era. Never before have two, let alone 3 10+ slam winner played against each other during the same era. Borg and Sampras are the only other 10+ slam winners in the open era – now suddenly we have 3 more.


Dave Says:

I have been hearing that a lot from people about Nole somehow hitting a wall at 30. The guy stretches at least an hour everyday and has an awsome diet and is in great shape. I just don’t see him all of a sudden losing a step at 30 and slowing down. Wawrinka is 30 and is way heavier than Nole and isn’t slowing down. It’s just not likely at all that Nole is going to slow down. I get what your saying about it being more mentally exhausting, but when you learn anything new in anything in life, it’s mentally exhausting at the beginning, but becomes more natural later. Federer had to do this with other parts of his game as well as changing his racquet. It won’t stay mentally exhausting.


Dave Says:

Agassi was never in as good of shape as Nole. At 35 he was able to make it into major finals. He had back issues for quite a while. I have never heard of Nole having a bad back or bad knees. Nothing major yet. If Agassi can play into his 30′s with a bad back, so can Nole. They are all humans.


calmdownplease Says:

‘Peak fed vs Peak Djoke – I think Fed wins’

mere speculation, and not exactly unbiased either.


calmdownplease Says:

Well as Wog Boy has informed me, at least the AO is ‘medium fast’ now
And that has actually produced a new winner care of Stan in ’14.
If it was still slow I would say that literally no one would have a chance against Novak short of an injury.


RZ Says:

@Jane – I always enjoy the Swiss Mini People comics when they feature tennis players. Though they are inaccurate on this last strip – Andy is still working for another week!


Honfleraise Says:

@ Margot

And while you are at it, give him a hard time from me too.

To be honest I was surprised he stayed long enough to play the SF. Guess he wanted to get to No.2 more than getting back to practicing on clay but he lost forcus face to face with Rafa.

The DC final is going to be hard for all the guys to concentrate but particularly for the Murray family after living through the horror of Dunblane. Ghent is nearly an hour’s drive from Brussel so if the lock down continues they could presumably get there by car if necessary,


jane Says:

that’s true rz, re: andy and davis cup. i hope that all goes well in belgium. i thought i read it was being delayed (at tennis.com?) but now people here are saying it’s not. so just fingers crossed that it’s all good.


Ben Pronin Says:

CDP, why do you hate Federer so much? He’s not adequate opposition to Novak? Why not? Because he’s 34? Why does his age matter if he’s still playing great tennis?

Federer is signed up to play Stuttgart until 2017. If he’s still healthy and consistent next year, I don’t think he’ll retire. Whether or not he’s just delusional, it seems like he believes he can overcome his issues with Djokovic. And that’s what is currently driving him forward. Who are we to question that?

4 players that can beat Federer in the Olympics final? There are 2 guys who would be considered favorites over him. Everyone else he has 50% or higher a chance of beating.


RZ Says:

@Jane – saw on Twitter that Team GB arrived in Belgium either yesterday or today, so it looks like it’ll go on. I was wondering whether they would change the location. Ghent isn’t that far from Brussels.


J-Kath Says:

Margot….seems you’ve reclaimed your old Eighties pointed boots for use on a certain Mr. Murray….I’ve got a long stick-like wand that holds a large pointed Crystal..I’ll be waving it same direction with intent – depending on how he plays….


skeezer Says:

“..Though he may be counting on Djoke hitting 30 and slowing down…”

This cracked me up. Then started thinking why the H&*K not?

When Nole is 35 Fed will be 42/43.

Rosewall was still winning Tournaments @ 43.

Weirder stuff has happened. Maybe Fed is going to wait Nole out until he gets old …lol.
Hey you never know. Ok…probably not.


skeezer Says:

“Agassi was never in as good of shape as Nole. At 35 he was able to make it into major finals.”

-In shape is subjective. In Agassi’s later years, it was well known he was the fittest guy on tour. Gil Reyes helped re-invent the tennis scene workout regiment. Agassi in the beginning could only bench press 135, after Gil came in, he registered 350. ( Gil Reyes wiki ).

-Let’s see if Nole can make it to “Finals” @ 35. That is a very LONG time from now.


RZ Says:

@Margot and J-Kath, don’t hurt Andy too much. He has to play 3 matches in 3 days, and the clay will likely be hurting already. Just use your boots and sticks if he starts monologue-ing too much.


elina Says:

Was this the best year for a player of all time (BYOAT)?


calmdownplease Says:

`Who are we to question that?’

You mean, who am I to question that, don’t you?
You’ll never know that one dude.
But I’ll question whatever and WHOEVER I CHOOSE
Tennis players don’t get put on pedestals with me I’m afraid.
Have a little cry if that makes you feel bad :(


Ben Pronin Says:

That was rhetorical. And yet you ignored all of my actual questions. GG.

Yes, Elina, it is/was.

Skeeze, I’ll never understand why Agassi needed to bench that much for tennis. I bet Federer and Djokovic would struggle mightily with even 135. Then they’d show you their trophy case to explain why they don’t care.

Being able to bench isn’t what made him the most fit. Plus he started working with Gil in like 1992. He didn’t reinvent anything. He just helped his guy optimize his body. Agassi requiring cortisone shots just to get on the court certainly dented his fitness levels. But when he was healthy he last a while. But he moved so little in his matches, which helped conserve energy while he played his opponent like a yo-yo.

Federer’s fitness and game at 34 years old are extraordinary. No point in comparing him to Rosewall or Connors or whoever because they played in a very different and much less physical time. When Federer was in his prime, fans thought “if not for Nadal on clay, Federer would have 2 or 3 calendar slams”. Well if not for Djokovic, Federer at 34 years old would have had a 2 slam season and been number 1. Remarkable stuff from Shankerer.


Chrisford1 Says:

skeezer – I’d stake my life on neither Roger or Nole being able to bench press 350. Even 220 lbs might be a bit too much.
That is not a goal their exercise programs are apparently geared to.
Each of the best men players and Serena occasionally release pics and vids of them training. But much they don’t broadcast because it is competition and they don’t want to give away everything. Same with diet.
And you can’t discount them having a little fun and blowing smoke at the opposition. Like maybe Roger doesn’t run on the sand in Dubai dragging a weight sledge behind him, (He hates that and ditched it after trying it a few times), but he put the photo of it out to baffle and confuse rivals. Serena may not pole dance for tennis training, but just fun. Nole may wake up and have a couple cups of coffee and a huge frosty orange juice, honey, and cream with chai spices Smoothie…and wonder if Rafa bought into his tale of only drinking piss-warm water after Nole wakes up.


Ben Pronin Says:

“and wonder if Rafa bought into his tale of only drinking piss-warm water after Nole wakes up.”

LMFAO.


elina Says:

Ben, I don’t think that we will see such an article here on TX on this being the BYOAT by a player though.

At best, it will be ONE of the best or alternately good but not as good as say Laver when he won the GS or Roger’s ’06.

So it’s up to the media then which have historically been very kind to Novak up to a sacred point.


Okiegal Says:

Did Federer not just beat Novak a few days ago??


Ben Pronin Says:

I think this year is better than Federer’s 06 by a hair or 2. But it’s still better.

Hard to compare to Laver’s 69. Just a completely different time and almost completely different sport. I also don’t even know what else he won (or lost) that year outside of the slams.

The media is very unkind to Novak but if we listened to them then we’d still be saying the Big 4 dominate the tour and Djokovic is just a third wheel to Fedal and so on.


calmdownplease Says:

The only question you seemed to have asked is why not?

Er, because he tried and he tried and simply COULD NOT BEAT NOVAK WHEN IT MATTERED ANYMORE
How difficult is it to work out such an obvious situation?
It’s not going to get any easier either, is it?
Unless he is waiting for Novak to be too old also that is.


calmdownplease Says:

Real opposition is when you don’t know who is going to win.
I don’t think it was ever in doubt at any of the major events Novak played against him
Sure he’ll pull out a win or two but that clearly isn’t the same.
If he wants to play until he is 36 and beyond, no one is stopping him but he is not beating Novak in these big tournaments again
Ie he is not adequate opposition
Although nobody else is either.


jalep Says:

cdp says:
“It’s not going to get any easier either, is it?”
Um, that’s a good question, cdp.

Fountain of youth is still being hunted. We can see that there’s been some success.


Ben Pronin Says:

Federer had some bad losses in 2011. Blowing 2 set leads twice. He came back roaring in 2012, for the most part. And during that time he noted how he was failing in big matches and it was something he worked on. This year is similar, if not more simple. He faltered against Djokovic and only Djokovic. He was 6-5 in finals overall, with 2 wins over Novak, too. He was 3-5 against the far and away best player. He’s the only player to have beaten Novak more than once this year and all 3 wins were in straight sets. And in the Wimbledon and especially US Open finals, he had a ton of opportunities. Both guys know the margins are thin. A break or 2 go Federer’s way and who knows what happens?

If he’s inadequate opposition to Djokovic, then what do you call everyone else? Murray didn’t show much to be impressed with. Nadal has a huge question mark hanging over him going forward, but the match-up against Novak is only getting harder for him. Only Wawrinka beat Djokovic in a really big match but he’s also getting older and is still too inconsistent to be the best threat.

I’m not really sure what your standards or expectations are. Federer being 34 is basically his only negative. He’s still playing great tennis, still competing for the biggest titles, and still giving the world number 1 all he can handle.

“Real opposition is when you don’t know who is going to win.”

Well credit Djokovic for being too good for any “real opposition”.


Wog Boy Says:

The best thing that Nole did is hiring Gebhardt years ago as his fitness coach, anybody who remembers Muster knows that he was so fit that he could play two matches in a row, and his fitness coach was Gebhardt.
Not a bad article about Nole fitness (training) routine, old but good:

http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/8132800/has-novak-djokovic-become-fittest-athlete-ever-espn-magazine


calmdownplease Says:

`If he’s inadequate opposition to Djokovic, then what do you call everyone else?’

Cr*p, but significantly younger with attendant ‘issues’ that are slowly getting resolved
Don’t give me it that it was all just down to Novak being just too good
The opposition were not themselves lately!


calmdownplease Says:

`and still giving the world number 1 all he can handle.’

That’s rubbish!
It’s hopeless, you’re confused
multiple loyalties.


Daniel Says:

Agree Wog Boy ref USO. One can only say, comparing to Wimbledon, that Fed had a few more chances but that was it.

Djoko dominared for most of the match and ability to overcome BP’s is what maies the difference in the end. For example had Fed not saved that 0-40 whole he could have lost second set 6-3 or 6-2 and the final wouldn’t be more competitive as it was, even with Novak in driver seat for almost all match. This things are subjective, one thing is a 1-17 BP conversion as it once was the case ina Fedal RG final (2007 if I am not mistaken) but those last Slam finals Djoko was cleary the better olayee throught out.


jalep Says:

WB – would really love to hang out at a Nole practice! Thanks for the link.


Ben Pronin Says:

Federer handled Djokovic in just over an hour 6 days ago! All 3 of Federer’s wins over him were pretty dominant straight set wins! What more can you ask for?

“The opposition were not themselves lately!”

Hogwash. This is just a hater being a hater. Djokovic was too good.


calmdownplease Says:

`We can see that there’s been some success.

Without a doubt
But It reminds me of that Simpsons episode with Mr Burns getting an incredibly toxic life extension potion and glowing in the dark.
I think there’s the law of diminishing returns to take into account next year however
Or maybe he should us a wok instead of a racquet
Go really experimental!


Daniel Says:

Jatin, loved your 4:23 post. Inam amazed by Djokovic, he always have the potential but to see him come of age is awesome.

Hope this happens one day to Murray too, maybe he will be the ultimate late bloomer, getting to #1 first time after 30 yld. That would be a unique record only he would have😜


calmdownplease Says:

`Hogwash. This is just a hater being a hater. Djokovic was too good..`

hahahahhahaha
Yeah, Nadal was playing like usual.
Andy was never better!
Well at least he got to number 2 so maybe there is SOME truth to that
Although In my view that was just him going into more tournaments and Roger less.
But both were out for a long time and in my view have never really managed to catch up
Novak certainly was too good but I don’t think either of them have been able to be themselves for a long time.
Only 34 year old fed could kinda keep up!
Yeah, RIGHT.
Debating with you is like debating with some little smart a** 12 year old who thinks he knows it all.
You’re not even rational.


jalep Says:

cdp – multiple loyalities? You mean not a singularly devoted fan, a fan of multiple players?
That’s me – both atp and wta.

About the competition in 2016 – will chose to be Pollyana:
Andy won’t have Davis Cup priorities
Nadal is on a roll
Stan will be a factor
Australian invasion
American invasion
Olderer’s (thirty-somethings) drinking from FOY.

Be optimistic!


jalep Says:

LOL, cdp. Mr. Burns.


Ben Pronin Says:

Re-read your posts and tell me who the rational one of us is.

Again you’re hanging on Federer’s age. Did you watch him play at all? I know you at least saw 2 of his matches since he played Andy twice this year. Did he look like he was too old to be competing?

Murray completed the most consistent season of his career. I agree he’s not the real number 2 but he definitely has never been better against the field. His struggles against the top guys continue, though. It’s hard to catch up to moving targets.

Nadal was the only player legitimately sub-par all year. Just because one of the top guys had a down year doesn’t mean they all did.

Wawrinka also played the best tennis of his life this year. Why is that overlooked?

To complete a year like Djokovic did certainly requires some luck but there’s a reason it’s never been done to such an extent before. If Murray had gotten some more wins over Djokovic this year things would actually look very different. But why didn’t he? Because his back was hurting? Or because Novak was too good?


calmdownplease Says:

I am!
But it is peppered with a world weary Muzz induced realism
;)


skeezer Says:

Ben,
Being in shape is subjective. You need to more specific. That was my leading point.
What kind of shape? For what purpose? Fit or……in shape?
As far as Reyes goes, I stand by my point, he brought in controlled weight lifting for the sport and imho extended Agassi’s career. Ne never intended to turn him into a body builder, but Agassi’s tennis strength showed. BTW Agassi so famously claimed he was eating McDonalds Big Macs for his nutrition whilst n tour prior to Reyes. So yeah, the guy had an impact, and today guys do all kinds of weight lifting, cross training and taken nutrition to a whole new level. Seen it.
And look at the impact it has had on me….., I am neither in shape or fit, but I can still fat like a butterfly and sting like a bee…….after 2 beers.


skeezer Says:

“Serena may not pole dance for tennis training,..”
CF1 you had me on ROFL on that one ;)


Wog Boy Says:

I think that the with Andy problem will be his consistency and being able to stay focused for entire season without doing those “Murray walkabouts”, when he doesn’t really turn up for the games for a few months, I don’t follow him so close, but I think this is the first time he was tuned for tennis entire season, though I might be wrong.


Wog Boy Says:

jalep,

My pleasure, I’ll try to that for you in January, to hang out on Nole’s practice, if it is not too hot. If it is too hot you can find me in one of Heineken bars in Melbourne park stuck in beer and bratwurst, I know it is not healthy regime but I love it.


Ben Pronin Says:

I don’t think Gil Reyes ushered in the era of better conditioning. I think Lendl started that years ago. But that doesn’t mean everyone was going to take it seriously right away. Agassi was a prodigy from an early age, playing pro matches (against Lendl) at 16 years old. And his talent alone took him pretty far (2 slam finals in 1990, for example). But he was failing to get over the hump. That’s when he got Reyes and Gilbert and they both completely turned his career around.

I’m still not sure why he was benching so much, but he did a lot of other crazy things that made him super fit for tennis. I agree there’s a difference between being fit and in shape. Imo every sport has its own unique criteria for fitness.

I met Gil a few years ago during the US Open qualies. He’s a really nice guy and I was pretty lucky that he took some time to chat with me. I didn’t want to take up too much of his time so all I really asked was what he recommends to get into the best possible tennis shape. He talked about some things he did with Agassi (most of which are in the autobiography) and just some general things players should do. He also told me a lot of players and trainers have no idea what they’re doing. Squats on a bosu ball, for example, are useless to tennis players. You play on even ground, workout on even ground. No need for the wobbly balance shtick. Certain exercises to avoid. Form is obviously important. He said that his generation (Arnold and all those guys) ushered in a lot of bad habits in order to appear stronger. Wide grip on the bench, squatting a million pounds to the floor. And so on.


jalep Says:

Who says you aren’t on a roll, cdp :D

Old news but this might cross your mind if you follow Sky Cycling: oxygen vector…marginal gains.


Chrisford1 Says:

A couple winners and losers in Djokovic’s sphere.

1. Jelena Djokovic. Mom to a lovely child, a life full of meaningful foundation work and globe-trotting adventure. Married to one of the best and most successful athletes around. Up from poverty to affluence and along the way set her own mark as a fine scholar. Working on her PhD studies as time permits.
2, Boris Becker. One of those perfect, fortuitous events. Marian Vadja needed more time away from Tour and advised Nole to get a new head coach that would extend Djokovics game to master even more elements and skills to make him even better – while he remained in camp as a 2nd coach and key advisor. He recommended Becker. Boris was in rough shape two years ago. Was in a rut as a broadcaster, was a bit dissolute, was looking older than his years. Now Becker is healthier, back to where he is a major force in tennis again, and his coaching NOLE has been part of the remarkable upgrade we are seeing in elements of Nole’s game.
3. Team Nole – Many players have a rep as being wonderful to work for, and happy to share both credit and financial reward for their success. It will be a good Christmas for the people of Team Nole.
4. Djokovics parents and brothers are fine people, and they are all now healthy and winners themselves. (even if Marko and Djordjie are not following in Nole’s spectacular wake in pro tennis)
5. UniQlo, Peugeot, Head – their endorsement and marketing folks look like geniuses for landing Nole.
6. Nole’s friend Viktor Troicki. After Nole’s full support in the dark drug testing rules violation days, back to a flourishing career as a pro. Almost made it into the Top 20 this year.

Losers..

1. The fans that are seeing IMG work to end Nole’s goofy on court fun in favor of blandness and gravitas. Sadly, IMG IS right, in the sense that Djokovic is getting an extra 15 million a year in endorsements for “selling out” (as Gulbis, who is financially set, calls it). Troicki says Nole is still doing his dead on imitations, goofy stunts, laughing it up as before – just not on court.

2. Competition – Nole’s dominance is new. I think most fans want it to continue through the French Open but don’t want this to be 4-5 years of just Nole mattering in the ATP.

3. Can’t call them losers, but many record holders from the past and present never thought Nole would become a Legend and in a years time, solidify his place. Few Fedal fans, even in 2013, even considered Djokovic passing their two guys in H2H, Masters a possibility. Acceptance will come, but right now it has to be a little shocking to Pete Sampras to have Nole tied with him in WTF trophies. To Uncle Toni realizing Novak will pass Rafa in H2H most likely as well as Masters 1000s, and may tie or exceed Rafa in Slams won.


jalep Says:

Wog Boy, do you think you can post a video? That would be cool. Maybe you can get an interview?!


Wog Boy Says:

jalep,
I am not good in any of that, I don’t know even how to find when and where somebody is practicing during the day, but I’ll try.


jalep Says:

I don’t know the landscape of practice courts at AO. Only know at IW it was easy and quite possible with an iphone or android. I didn’t have one with me. But the practice court schedules were posted on a marquee and at the courts.

Very happy & excited for you, WB – how fun!


RZ Says:

@Wog Boy – you are right about Murray and fewer “walkabouts.” In the past years he had several early losses (many of them inexplicable). This year, those were much fewer.


RZ Says:

@jalep – since you mentioned IW, FYI tix went on sale last week. (And agreed – easy to find out who is practicing when, but I’m still mad that Fed chose to practice at La Quinta resort instead of on the grounds one of the days I was there)


skeezer Says:

Thanks for sharing about Reyes, now that must have been an interesting talk ;). Good stuff he shared.


Wog Boy Says:

Thanks jalep, I’ll look for those practice court schedules, I owe Margot interview with Andy from last AO too… years ago, after Nole/Berdych QF match I ended up with Vajda and Nole’s uncle Goran in one of those Heineken bars around RL Arena, very nice down to earth people..and they love beer, I also was standing next to Nadal’s father during Rafa’s match with Berdych few years ago, very stocky man, chain smoker and nervous wreck.


J-Kath Says:

RZ – Got what you said …. re the hard time Andy fans are threatening Andy with) but it is called “tough love” ….

As for everyone else ….it is comical that those so-called academic posters state that Andy is not the REAL No. 2 despite his ranking…reasons given (a) he played more matches); he didn’t beat XYZ; (c) he’s older than Nole (+1 week!!!); then there’s the should have, would have, must do scenarios!!!! – if not he’ll never reach Nole’s fantastic position……This I do agree with – but Holy Moses, are we on par with Roman ampitheatres — Andy is who he is – and sure he would relish closer competitiveness – but somebody has to be the top and for the next 12 months it is going to be Nole.

Sharing with a friend…but a bit pissed off with the “Is not the No. 2 especially….when all the should have, would have, because of comes into play for he who would be KING. Let’s not forget the next big thing is the Olympic Gold and Rafa and Andy are the two who have at least won it.

Mouthing off again…..better than beating up on my hubbie… apologies if anyone is upset (PS: Don’t really care)….LOL


Wog Boy Says:

JK,
While you are here just to say thank you for sending those Scots to Australia, you know the ones that became one of the best bands ever to play real rock, they performed at Sydney Olympic stadium just week ago few night in a row and they are as good as ever, though sadly ther is only one original member, these one I mea, one that Nole loves too:

http://youtu.be/ZDCs7ijNUVM


Giles Says:

Congrats to Andy for securing the #2 spot. Well done.


Travis Bickle Says:

Sean Randal,

Comment of this, please.

http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2012-08-19/10514.php


Travis Bickle Says:

Sean’s thoughts from 3 years ago…

“I picked Federer to win this match on part because I wasn’t buying into Novak. And the result somewhat confirms my belief that maybe he doesn’t have that DNA needed to stay on top like Federer, Pete Sampras and even Nadal who I think has it but his body fails him. Which for me is too bad because Novak’s got a game that’s up their with the greats. The head isn’t.”


Okiegal Says:

^^^Well, a lot can happen in three years….but pass Sean the salt and pepper, it will help the taste of the crow he’s about to eat… :)


J-Kath Says:

Wog Boy – anything to keep U happy.

PS Glaswegian accent voted most sexy by Americans (maybe they mean the Glaswegian cheeky grin)?

PPS: Edinburgh (all fur coats and torn knickers) is the happiest city in the UK….used to have a posh house there, then made the mistake of going to RSA for too long….


J-Kath Says:

Okiegal – Haven’t forgotten You.


skeezer Says:

Hey Bickle,
And where’s your comments from 3 years ago? Link?
Sean gives out predictions all the time, some right, some wrong. But it usually comes from a good sense of the game at the time. Years ago Nole had several issues, he just picked on one.


Ben Pronin Says:

2012 is why I think everyone who says Djokovic will dominate for the foreseeable future is jumping the gun a bit.


Wog Boy Says:

Is Rod Stuart Glasgowian?


Wog Boy Says:

Considering that very likely Nole will dominate 2016. that’ll be 2011-2016, long enough, no? Anything longer is bonus.


skeezer Says:

So Fed bagled him in his dominator years? Interesting.


skeezer Says:

He should domnate in 2016, no reason why not. But after that? In tennis that is a loooong time from now.


Ben Pronin Says:

Because last time he completed a dominant season he reverted back to some back habits. Honestly I just want him to win the French. I don’t care if he retires afterwards. Just win the French.


Ben Pronin Says:

Some bad* habits, not some back habits.


Daniel Says:

TB, Sean quote could be tune now to a simple change of verb. back than his head “wasn’t”, but now it clearly is. Everything changed after that first win over Rafa in a final in Miami 2011 nafter that, he never look back.


Okiegal Says:

@J-Kath…..Thanks! I appreciate that very much. I’m leading a very lonely life atm. I will get used to it in time…..but the holidays are really tough. Turkey day in the states. I’ve got 6 thanksgiving invitations…..Oh which one to choose…..the best cook, of course!!


Daniel Says:

Yes Ben but in 2012 Nadal was on peak form, Fed was 3-4 tears younger and Murray finally blosson at Slams. They all seems on a way down now.

Federer hasn’t won a Slam in 13 tries
Murray hasn’t won a Slam in 9 tries
Nadal hasn’t won a Slam in 6 tries

Only one who win 2 Slams out of last 8 was Wawrinka but he is also getting older and more inconsistent by the day, even wih hil showing up for big titles (Slams and WTF).

Who will beat Djoko in Slams next year and where? If Nadal doesn’t regroup Djoko will be heavily favorite in all Slams, by a big margin agaisnt the field


Okiegal Says:

I just read a quote from Rafa on my Facebook account. He says Novak can’t improve much. He is hoping he can’t. I guess he thinks Novak is at the pinnacle of his career…..I agree…..if he can stay healthy and injury free.


Okiegal Says:

I love Rod Stewart…. but I don’t think he’s sexy and I don’t want his body, but l do adore his raspy voice!! He cranks out some pretty good tunes….. :)


Wog Boy Says:

Okie,
I am not much into his music but I like his personalty, his life philosophy…and his choice of women..


Ben Pronin Says:

Djokovic can still improve his volleys. And he has an ocean sized gap to improve his overhead.

Daniel, yeah, but the way Djokovic played wasn’t the same. His 2012 level was below 2011. But in 2013 it was back up and he was outdone by a superb Nadal. But in 2012, he was definitely off. Not that his game was horrible, but mentally, it definitely seemed like the expectations of 2011 weighed on him. So regardless of the opponents, the biggest question is how he’ll handle the expectations next year.


RZ Says:

@Daniel – can you really say that Murray is on his way down? He may not have won a slam in 2015 but it was his most consistent year by far.


Okiegal Says:

@Wog Boy…….I forget who the women are in his life. He’s no Deliciano Lopez, but I’m no Jennifer Lopez either…..on second thought old Rod might do in a pinch!! : My hubby and I had a few conversations about when one outlived the other would we ever marry again. I always said I wouldn’t and so did he. I’m now a widow and not sure if that will hold true. Who is gonna fix my flat tires?? I can change a car flat but not a pick-up. I drive a 2014 Ford platinum truck and the tire is underneath it……so I might have to marry after all!! Lol Have a good night, Woggy!


Wog Boy Says:

Nole is richer for experience he didn’t have in 2012, so I am pretty sure he will handle 2016 perfectly well, he has perfect balance in his life and experience (I already said that), by saying this it doesn’t mean he can and will repeat 2015, that is tough ask.
I personaly think that his 2013 was bad year and not 2012, he lost the matches he shouldn’t have lost, he dodn’t play with confidence and his mind was wondering, but I will agree with Sean’s analysis about Nole’s 2013 while back. Nole was trying to work out how and whether to pop the question (to Jelena), once he sorted that out, he relaxed and that was it.


Chrisford1 Says:

Ben Pronin – Maybe after 2011 he backed off a bit since he was all gassed out and uncompetitive after the USO and was running around LA Trying to get Pete Sampras to tell him how to schedule better.
Seems he has got scheduling down and understands the main thing is to play to win, and not play to dazzle, using extra energy and putting more wear and tear on himself. But not entirely – as Nole relishes doing the dazzle now and then.


Wog Boy Says:

Okie,
Safer bet is to change the car.


skeezer Says:

“Djokovic can still improve his volleys. And he has an ocean sized gap to improve his overhead.”
He also still looks un natural on his one handed slice. Which especially hampers an approach shot coming in. He tried to get too technical with it. Wonder if he just stuck with his 2hander of the slice and let go in the end if he would be better at it. He gets away with it from the back court but it is really just a reset shot most of the time for him when it comes to crunch time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmwlTzu9GN4

Ok, ok before fans start cursing me…despite all the critique about his overhead and transition game……does it matter? He’s #1 in the world and had one of the best years of any tennis player on the planet. Point is for his fans…….and scary….there are still holes to improve upon…..which if overcome….well…how high can you go?


Wog Boy Says:

No cursing is allowed, besides I agree, when ever he is about to hit an OH I close my eyes, as for one handed BH slice, it looks pretty good to me when he is on base line but no so good when he is forced to move towards the net and hit it. He looks little bit out of balance too in those situations, but that could be just me.


RZ Says:

@Okie – that’s what roadside assistance is for!


Wog Boy Says:

I am just watching Nole/Nishikori again, and one can see that no one single Nole’s match in London was played the same way, he is thinking and changing his pattern to suits his game against different oponents, even his two matches with Roger were different, that is why I was relaxed for the second match, Roger just chose wrong match to win, RR match meant nothing.


Daniel Says:

RZ,

The positive for Murray is that he finished the year with his higher ranking and beat the layers he should beat.

But his record against Djoko, Fed, Nadal and even some bad losses to Wawa shows that he still lacks where it was the worst aspect of his game, mind.

He lost bad to Nadal and Wawa and even Ferrer was a break up.
Hope DC brings him good things ahead but he needs to beat this guys and do it repeatedly next season.


Okiegal Says:

RZ…..You’re right! I forgot about that….great idea! I think that came with my warranty….


Chrisford1 Says:

Wog Boy – The buzz for years is Djokovic is a very bright guy, not that his rivals are dummies, but Novak is brighter. His emotions and goofy antics may disguise it a bit, but one of the smartest players on Tour. Not that it equates into success all the time, but high IQ is becoming as important to the mental game and preps and strategy in matches. Not that it helps Ernst Gulbis, who if it wasn’t enough to be full of tennis talent and son of a billionaire – is a brilliant person. Or Daniela Hantuchova, who has the smarts but not the highest level of talent. Marion Bartoli, Cornet, Lendl, Kafelnikov, Mario Ancic are others.

On Aussie music – they hit above their weight class, true of many things Australians have a disproportionate impact in. But I think AC/DC is not at the top of the Australian heap of musicians or lead/solo singing.

My parents loved a group from the 60s – the Seekers. I also found myself deeply enjoying that old folkie act, just for the remarkable voice of the lead female singer. Looking her up one year, Judith Durham, I found an amazing Youtube of her around 68 years old singing on a stage with pianist accompaniment that was as strong, clear, pure and joyful as it was on 50 year old Seeker hits!
Then there are the BeeGees, love em or hate them or pretend to hate them while they remain a guilty pleasure, much like the self-indulgent ELO is. And I guiltily love Olivia Newton John.
Like Keith Urban. And I am in awe of Hugh Jackman, is there anything he cannot excel at in entertainment?? Spectacular singer!!!


Okiegal Says:

@Wog Boy…..I probably should, but I have driven a truck so long that when I get in a car I feel like I’m sitting on the ground. I’ll take RZs suggestion and call roadside assistance.

Back to tennis….Novak is at the top of the mountain and I agree with Rafa when he says there’s not much to improve…….I mean, my gosh, I don’t know why anyone would even pick at the mistakes he might make like a goofed up smash. He’s not gonna win every point….I see him breaking records…..14 isn’t too far away……….1year??? Will he do it….I won’t be one bit surprised if he does. I still want 10 Frenchies for Rafa…….I just can’t help it….but Rafa might prefer 3 Wimbies. :)


Wog Boy Says:

“On Aussie music – they hit above their weight class, true of many things Australians have a disproportionate impact in.”
Agree with you considering tha Australia has only 23 million people, but I would add movies and sport too in that ” hit above their weight class”, very true.
One band you forgot is INXS and lead singer late Michael Hutchence and the singer with the best looking back side,
Kylie Minogue.


J-Kath Says:

I seriously believe Nole will be No. 1 again at end of 2016 (barring injury) – He may not win every tournament he’s won this year (and he might win Olympics and French Open) …but I think the underlying reason he will succeed is a natural progression of divide and conquer i.e. what he himself doesn’t win Fed, Rafa, Stan and Andy will mop up the spoils…..none of whom will gain enuf individually to challenge Nole.


Daniel Says:

Agree J-Kath,

I mean, for him to replicate 4 Slams finals, WTF finals and 8 Masters final again it would be remarkable. This is 13 important tourneys and Insee him easily reaching finals in 10 of those, easy. Than we have to see which he will and lose finals and the “upsets” in the others. Because right now Djoko losing before a final is an upset already.

The other 4 will divide the remains.

Can’t see now Berdy, Ferrer, Kei, Raonic, Isner and Co winning Masters let alone Slams.

So next year will be the usual suspects, with Stan only in contention for AO and RG, wimby and USO he never reached finals and don’t think he will do so next year as well.

Nadal also best shots are the first 2 Slams and Fed last 2.

Murray could have a shor at all, but we have to see how DC unfolds, baby and how he start the year.


Giles Says:

J-Kath. Lol lol. Ms Obvious much.


J-Kath Says:

Yep Daniel, yep.

I hope that DC is not completely blighted.

GB particularly fighting a lot of unusual circumstances…absence of Aljaz Bedene; Andy with his hard court performance after training on clay; that ex GB Captain (the useless John) putting the blame for the whole UK tennis scene on Andy; the war-zone atmosphere in a foreign country
….a whole lot of worries: the pressure to win…is Kim OK….

On and on.


Okiegal Says:

Yes, J-Kath…..the beat goes on…….


Mia007 Says:

Djokovic makes watching tennis enjoyable and inspiring. Novak uses both is mind and his skills to win. He doesn’t use exaggerated antics to gain crowd support. His integrity is outstanding; even more than his super accomplishments. What a wonderful role model for all young people. Long live Novak!!!!!!!!!!!

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