Novak Djokovic Shows Off His Insane Felixibilty
by Tom Gainey | December 10th, 2015, 10:06 am
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What’s Novak Djokovic doing this off season? Judge for yourself:

i discovered anti gravity stretching. My hips and lower back love it πŸ‘Œ

A photo posted by Novak Djokovic (@djokernole) on

“i discovered anti gravity stretching. My hips and lower back love it πŸ‘Œ” he posted on Instagram.

And more Djokovic:

"Healthy, pure and colourful. But still.. I have white shirt on me. Better safe then sorry"πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‰

A photo posted by Novak Djokovic (@djokernole) on

“Healthy, pure and colourful. But still.. I have white shirt on me. Better safe then sorry”πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‰

After passing on the exo season, Djokovic will return at the start of 2016 in Doha.


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55 Comments for Novak Djokovic Shows Off His Insane Felixibilty

django Says:

More kids should pick this up


Wog Boy Says:

What is the reason I can’t see these photos on my mobile, only blank square instead of the photo?


Dave Says:

I had to click on the words and the picture came up on a separate page Wog Boy. I don’t know if that will work for you. But you can try.


Wog Boy Says:

Great, it did work, thanks very much Dave:)


Chrisford1 Says:

I know we are all unique and oh, so special! Just like little snowflakes….
(Barf!)
But in a sport that has attracted some clearly distinct from run-of-the-mill humans…Djokovic and probably Nadal are truly unique and special sorts of men.
Appreciate them while you can.

Vlade Divac was the one who wrote Djokovic’s nomination essay for SI’s sportsman of the year. He has followed Novaks progress from very early on – and gave Novak a very special tribute. He wrote of noticing Djokovic’s eyes back in 2006 when he first saw Djoker play in Madrid – eyes he saw that could be totally in the moment, bringing it, showing a relentless spirit that never faded.
The only one he knew who had those eyes in the NBA, from his playing days, was Michael Jordan, Vlade wrote.


Dave Says:

Chrisford, I totally agree. Nole is so good at staying in the moment, Rafa has shown the same as well. That is what separates them from Federer in the big matches against him. I found these quotes from 2015 quite interesting and supported just why Nole is so tough to beat.

β€œI don’t like to say where my limits are. I try to just be in the moment, use my imagination, and all of a sudden your possibilities become limitless.” β€” Novak Djokovic
β€œIt’s a challenge because if throughout your life everybody’s working for you to be the best you can be, kind of feeding you with compliments, with confidence, eventually you’re ego starts growing. You have to battle with that ego and just leave it aside.” β€” Novak Djokovic
β€œIt’s not so simple to just stay in the moment and trust your game and your strength that you can turn it around.” β€” Roger Federer


Dave Says:

Forgot to post the Head to head in finals record of Federer vs Nadal and NOle.

6 and 11 vs Djokovic in finals. 7 and 14 against Nadal in finals.


Wog Boy Says:

Dave,
I think it is 12 : 6 for Nole in the finals, plus WO?


Dave Says:

Even better. One movie that I just watched that is all about being in the moment that is based on a true story is called Peaceful Warrior. It really shows an intense scene on a building when the main character is fighting against his own ego. When your ego isn’t under threat, which doesn’t happen much for Federer except against Nole and Nadal, things move along smoothly. If you can’t put your ego to the side when it is under threat, you can’t get in the moment and start over thinking and second guessing yourself. The true test of weather a person can naturally be in the moment in a tennis match is when their own ego is under threat. Federer has shown it more against Nadal, but it starting to show it more in the bigger matches against Nole.


Dave Says:

Nole is my favorite player for sure. Realistically unless Federer can get in the moment and throw all fear of losing to the side and forget about himself, he will never beat Nole in a major again. Federer has the game to beat Nole, even in a major, but not with this HUGE difference between the 2 players. This is the biggest thing that stands between Federer and Nole. Not age as people like to keep commenting about.


Lodhi Says:

There is batman, there is superman, there is ironman, and now, there is FLEXIMAN.


J-Kath Says:

Great remark at Lodhi…..


Wog Boy Says:

..and Spiderman..


skeezer Says:

LOL Lodhi that was sooo spot on how your described Fed in 3 varietals of superhero then perfectly described Novak. Well done. Clap clap!


Lodhi Says:

@Lodhi

Fed’s awesomeness cannot be matched by all DC Comics and Marvel heroes combined. There is Fed, then there is God (depending on whether we believe in one or not), and then there’s the rest of humanity ! Fed’s the Lord’s Lord who came down to show us what being awesome truly means. He’s as awesome as Cartman’s AWESOM-O ! Right ? Oh wait, that last thing I said, doesn’t sound like a compliment. Let’s forget that and focus on things I said before that.


Lodhi Says:

That @Lodhi => @skeezer (the greatest Fed fan of all time)


jane Says:

Wasn’t elasticman a marvel character? That reminds me of
Nole 😎


Lodhi Says:

@Jane

Yes, Jane. Plastic Man was a DC character ; although I must say, Plastic Man looks more a retard than a super-hero.


Chrisford1 Says:

Elastic man was another name for Reed Richards, aka Mr Fantastic, of the Fantastic 4.
Djokovic has also been asked about Gumby. At Wimbledon 2013. At first he thought it was an English word he somehow had missed, explained it was a flexible green claymation cartoon character…Nole caught on and said he had seen the cartoons and liked them.
Another nickname and song associated with Djokovic is “Rubberband Man”. Critics say he will mentally and physically bend under duress, but never break, then snap back into place.
He has danced at an event or two to the song, which was a #1 hit by the soul band the Spinners back in 1976. Great tune, full of catchy hooks, and with an awesome backing chorus.

The song performed and the lyrics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doU7nWU9Tik

You never know about injury…but if there is one player I can see duplicating Fed’s success at 34-35, maybe even exceed that success, it’s Djokovic. IMO Fed has eclipsed Connors, Rosewall, Agassi, Robredo, Gonzales, and Tommy Haas as the best older player yet seen. But Djokovic could be even better.
Low impact game, not only one of the 3 fastest big names on Tour (Rafa and Monfils – though Andy is a millisec behind those 3) – but far more economical in his movement. Catlike. 10 pounds lighter than Rafa or Andy, and his fitness routine works further on his natural flexibility. Loves tennis as much as Roger does and wants to last as long at the top.


Gypsy Gal Says:

Jeez Rafa and Andy also love tennis,Federer and Djokovic are not the only two that do….


Chrisford1 Says:

Jeez back at you. We are talking about Federer’s longevity and the possibility Djokovic might be another with the love of the game and necessities to also be a force at Fed’s age.
Saying such does not imply that Tomas Berdych lacks a love of the sport, or Andy, or Rafa or Andy Riddick retiring shows he doesn’t love tennis.
Don’t get into a logical trap of looking at someone else making a 1 on 1 comparison on two people’s attributes in one area and concluding that all others therefore lack the quality compared by not being included.


Okiegal Says:

How about sabr eliminator? Oopsy, my bad, Rafa has that title all wrapped up with a big red bow!! lol


Gypsy Gal Says:

Well who knows if Novak will still be a force and still love the game at Federers age, who knows which players will,it all sounded like a sideways dig at players not named Novak,and dont tell me what to do either as i dont appreciate it THANKYOU….


Wog Boy Says:

Hundred years ago great actor, singer (part time mafia man:) was born, loved him very much, specialy in the movie “From here to eternity” one of my all time movies, and this song applies to Nole, he did it his way and very few believed he can brake Fedal duopoly, but he did it..and in what style..:

Here it is, one and only:

http://youtu.be/s4fWMgoWrbE

Enjoy it:)


Wog Boy Says:

It wasn’t the song I wonted, thiug I love that one too. This is the song:

http://youtu.be/kl4Uh5nOFAg

Enjoy it


Gypsy Gal Says:

Old blue eyes,very nice ;)….


Wog Boy Says:

And this rat pack member was my mothers favorite, I think she was in love with him, of course secretly :

http://youtu.be/jdM9HDI33AY

http://youtu.be/FkW35T1jQB0


Chrisford1 Says:

Jeez back at you again, Gypsy Gal. I was discussing why with Djokovic’s flexibility, love of the game, being lighter than other top players save Fed, and moving with low impact – he might last as long as Fed.
You butted in and declared that not discussing Rafa and Andy’s love of the game was my dig at them – somehow – and from my experience, you are doing a buttinsky because you think my comparison should logically include Andy and Rafa. Which is a logic trap you particularly see in kids.
Then you, the original buttinsky in this, inform me after my response to you, you do not appreciate being instructed….When it was you that “instructed” me that I failed to consider Rafa and Andy’s love of the game in making my comparison between Fed and Nole.

To note:
I think both Andy and Rafa love being tennis stars and count their blessings that they both got into the sport.
But I think both are “pounders”, carry extra muscle, and probably will not last as long as a top player as Roger has managed to do so far. Nole, with his “insane flexibility” leading the way, just might last as long as Fed. He is already changing his game in anticipation of when he will not want, or be able to, run like a rabbit for 5 hours and come back the next day and do the same in another match.


Wog Boy Says:

CF1,
I was pretty sure that Roger carries more wieght than Nole (and he is shorter), so I went to check and what I found (if it is correct) is that Nole is fair bit lighter than the other three, Nole 80kg, Roger 85kg, Rafa 85kg, Andy 84kg and it is visible on court, I personally thought that Andy has more than 84kg.


Wog Boy Says:

Just checked, it appears that 84kg was Andy’s 2012 weight and he is the tallest out of four. Roger and Rafa 185cm, Nole 188cm, Andy 191cm.


Dave Says:

I’m pretty sure Agassi won more slams than Federer after his 28th birthday. Nole is already tied with Fed at 2 to 2 in slams since his their 28th birthdays. Fed only has won 1 slam in his 30′s. So far I would say Agassi has been the best according to results as I think he won 4 or 5 slams in his 30′s.


Wog Boy Says:

You probably have seen this one, Nole is playing squash with Jelena, and she looks really fit too:

https://mobile.twitter.com/DjokerNole?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor


jalep Says:

Dave, Agassi won 8 GS. 3 before age 25, 3 when he was 29, 2 from age 30 – 32. So, 6 slams in his 20′s and 2 in his early 30′s.

You could make a case for Agassi having a pause in his physical prime due to injury/ time off when he was 26-28, then he came back super fit – low miles, played smart tennis, won the French, US Open, and AO at age 29. At age 30 he won another AO and at age 32 in 2003 won his last GS at AO.

Although we could get technical, go by birthdays using some…I’m forgetting which countries start with age 1 when the baby is born and you could stretch it to 3 GS in his thirties ;)

And yes, I’ve had a bit to drink but it’s a true story. 4 AO’s, 2 US opens, 1 measly FO, and 1 measly Wimbledon – he no doubt got lucky :D … He married the brilliant Steffi!

Both Andre and Pete have sons about the same age too, btw. Maybe they like tennis.

Anyway, Nole is into swing yoga – would be interesting if he made a video of how he gets into those positions.


Wog Boy Says:

Chinese count the time baby spends in mothers stomach, so they are born as one year old, that’s what I was told by my Chinese friends.
BTW jalep, didn’t you told me while back that you don’t drink?


Gypsy Gal Says:

This is an open internet forum Chris Ford1,there is not butting in,anyway for the record Novak is very flexible,but for me is still a grinder,and unilike Roger doesnt play a game thats easy on the body,he just gets away with it been so thin if he were more muscular he wouldnt,he does love the game and why wouldnt he when hes had the year hes had,and easy to say that when alls going well,lets see if he feels the same when facing some adversity,i wonder if he would if he had had a crap year then?will he still be playing and enjoying the sport when hes 34/35 who knows?this is my opinion all assuming im still entitled to one?….


Wog Boy Says:

“..and easy to say that when alls going well,lets see if he feels the same when facing some adversity,i wonder if he would if he had had a crap year then?”

GG,
Firstly, Nole is not grinder, but Rafa is. Nole is neither Roger nor Rafa, he has his signature game and that is definitely not called “grinder”..fact.

Secondly, Nole has been facing adversity all his life, and already had few crap years and came better and stronger than ever after those crap years in tennis, and life that was anything but normal, for the western standards.. fact.


Margot Says:

Andy and Jamie hid under a desk while a serial killer stalked their school. Not really a “normal” experience either.
Talked about this with CDP. It’s rarely mentioned and yet obviously profoundly effected Andy and I guess, effects him still.


J-Kath Says:

Lodhi @ 10.10pm – Reminds me of the whimsical tale of how God made the different countries of the world and Switzerland was the most demanding – they then charged God for taking so long (maybe that was when he was forming the Federer!!!!).

Re. Margot’s comment: Some of Andy’s fans NOT called him a coward for hiding under the desk.


calmdownplease Says:

`Some of Andy’s fans NOT called him a coward for hiding under the desk…’

What!?
No one in their right MIND would EVER think that! Andy was a coward hiding as a little kid from a heavily armed loon killing everyone in his sight?
Sorry JK, but that was a ridiculous thing to say
Surely?
Or can you point us to these accusers?


calmdownplease Says:

Oh I get it you mean ME
lol just because I said he ‘cowered’ under the desk

well, that was smart of you then…………..


J-Kath Says:

Oh yes, CDP, it was some time back and got mixed in with Andy’s “latish” support for a YES vote in the Referendum. Also brought back Andy’s joke to Henman “any team but England”….So the haters had a full range of We Hate That Scottish jerk…and then the accusation of cowardice hiding under the desk when his classmates were slaughtered…didn’t help that Andy’s family knew the Killer.

Want proof….It was on lots of sites BBC etc. I seem to remember it was pretty heavy and nasty on Yahoo…but don’t know if it can be found with comments….date-wise 2-3 days around the Referendum date.


J-Kath Says:

No CDP I didn’t mean you at all…never even thought it.


Gypsy Gal Says:

Wogboy there is nothing in my post i dont stand by,the point being he does play matches where he grinds,OK fair enough maybe not to the same extent as Rafa but he still grinds at times, and im not saying hes not had a tough life as he has,im just saying although things are going well right now and hes bursting with happiness on and off court,he might not feel the same way about playing tennis if/when he does struggle,just an observation is all,i hope we are cool….


Margot Says:

Kath: those people who called a child a “coward” merely revealed how disgusting and ignorant they were. “Scumbags” is the word.
I do dislike the old www at times like those.


J-Kath Says:

Fully agree Margot…still disgusts me. Dunblane was even worse than Paris as it was directed at children. PS: Didn’t know Jamie was with him.


Margot Says:

Yes, Judy thought both boys could be dead.
Simply dreadful.


Lodhi Says:

@J-Kath

” and Switzerland was the most demanding – they then charged God for taking so long”

They probably deducted the fees from His bank account; all of the Lord’s money is in Swiss banks haha.


Wog Boy Says:

“Andy and Jamie hid under a desk while a serial killer stalked their school. Not really a β€œnormal” experience either.”

Sorry Margot, but what Andy has to do with my reply to GG, why dragging Andy into conversation when nobody was talking about Andy?
If that is going to make you feel better, every time in the future I mention Nole I will mention Andy and him hiding under the desk during Dunblane massacre, what is actually not correct since they were in headmasters study sitting under the window and singing songs according to Judy Murray, and Jamie wasn’t with Andy, he was in different part of school, they didn’t even know what happened until Judy stopped the car halfway from school to home to tell them what really happened:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/jun/17/judy-murray-dunblane-massacre-just-left-car-and-ran


J-Kath Says:

Good one Lodhi.

PS: Don’t forget your wallet/bag if you have an to have an emergency appendix op. in Switzerland….going to jail couldn’t be worse…


Margot Says:

@Wog Boy
Wow! You’re being uneccesarily touchy, if I may say so. BTW even the Guardian, shocking I know, can be wrong. Why try to downplay the trauma?
You obviously didn’t see Andy crying about it on the BBC film about his life then? Judy used to give the murderer lifts in her car and he was well known to the family, for goodness sake!
Andy has repeatedly said how he wants to make Dunblane remembered for something other than the massacre. Quite a burden wouldn’t you say? Also, it is well known that survivors carry a mixture of guilt and relief all their lives.


calmdownplease Says:

Well, I’m glad you didn’t mean me JK dear.
I was worried you had taken leave of your senses (or as the post was a teensy bit dodgily written, had a few too many which is usually the case when I put them out like that ;)
Because I simply couldn’t believe that some people would EVER accuse Andy, or any little kid, for being a cowards in that situation.
Wow, that’s weirdly trollish and hateful (and Idiotic).
What did these ‘people’ want?
Was Andy to jump out of the classroom and do a few ju jitsu moves on him and wrestle the gun from a grown man?!
Well, some people really are walking adverts for compulsory abortion.
Aren’t they?
Also for the record, I don’t know IF Andy was cowering, it just seemed to me logical that he would be.
But kids can react funnily in these situations too.


calmdownplease Says:

@WB

Interesting, well I did get that one wrong and I am glad that I have. However, the other elements I think still very much count which Margot has reiterated.
It’s his responsibility and anyway it was still a terrible experience for the Town. And maybe to realise that you have come through it, even after the fact, in much more fortunate circumstances that your friends did, will be something one really doesn’t ever forget.
Anyway, it’s not the suffering Olympics is it?
No one is saying Andy should have more sympathy than anyone else, we are just trying to understand his motivations.


Wog Boy Says:

CDP,
It wasn’t about having more sympathy for one or another, of course Andy suffered, the hardest part was growing up knowing he could be killed too, that is trauma he will carry all his life, even, by his own words, he doesn’t remembet much apart of singing with the other kids. It was about Margot quoting myself “normal” and bringing Andy into conversation, when he had nothing to do with my reply to GG post about Nole, not Andy.


calmdownplease Says:

Even given what Judy has said I still think my general analysis was, well, basically correct ;)
(But perhaps not quite the intensity that I conveyed it in)
Margot was using Muzz as an analogy to Novak,
We do these things here all the time WB.
There was no attempt to offer anything other than a supporting or mirroring opinion on such circumstances.
At least I can’t see one anyway.
It was nothing to do with you being normal or ‘abnormal’, er if that is what you meant (probably not?), so I wouldn’t pay it anymore mind.


Wog Boy Says:

You made me laugh with “normal” or “abnormal” CDP:) though I can be both depend on circumstances;)
Not that, part of my sentence about Nole not having “normal life” was quoted, no big deal.

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