Novak Djokovic Leads Way In Monte Carlo; Roger Federer Returns, Does Rafael Nadal Have Anything Left?
by Sean Randall | April 9th, 2016, 12:09 pm
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Storylines are aplenty as the red clay season officially begins Sunday in Monte Carlo, site of the third Masters Series stop of the season.

Novak Djokovic won the first two Masters losing just one single set. And as defending champion and winner two of the last three years, there’s little debate who the favorite is next week. That includes Rafael Nadal.

Monte Carlo is arguably Rafa’s best event outside of Roland Garros, however the 8-time Monte Carlo champ hasn’t won there since 2012 and based on his recent regression there’s little to believe he can buck that downward trend. And Not against a loaded field like Monte Carlo.

And then there’s Roger Federer. After a false start in Miami, Federer is set to return from knee surgery in Monte Carlo, where he’s never won finishing runner-up four times.

Andy Murray has also never won Monte Carlo, nor has he made the finals there. But after a disappointing March, let’s see what the new father can do.

Now to the draw.

Novak Djokovic Quarter
Djokovic has been so dominant of late there really is no bad draw anymore is there? But Djokovic, who calls Monte Carlo home, does have a tricky one here with former semifinalist Gael Monfils in the third round, then a dangerous quarterfinal among a group of worthy foes. Arguably the toughest section of the draw features David Ferrer, Alexander Zverev, David Goffin, Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco. Wow! I like Ferrer to survive and then the easy pick of Djokovic over Ferrer.
The pick: Djokovic

Roger Federer Quarter
I don’t expect big things from Roger in his first event back. He’s never won in Monte Carlo either. So odds are stacked, the draw, though, isn’t. There are some tough customers in Thomaz Bellucci or Guillermo Garcia-Lopez from the get go. Then Roberto Bautista Agut followed by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Richard Gasquet. I kind of like Gasquet here to beat Tsonga and then knock out Federer. Though picking the Frenchman rarely works out. I’m just not convinced Federer will be in tip top form to take advantage.
The pick: Gasquet

Rafael Nadal Quarter
The toughest overall quarter features two former champions, Nadal and Stan Wawrinka. After an up-and-down season, Wawrinka is due for a good week at the site of his only Masters crown. But also in the mix is Dominic Thiem who could clash with Nadal in the third round in what is for me the match of the early rounds. That’s a tough one to call, but in the end I like Wawrinka to get through Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov and then likely Nadal to return to the semis.
The pick: Wawrinka

Andy Murray Quarter
Probably the easiest section of the draw features no player who’s made the finals. And really, Murray’s only threat is Tomas Berdych or Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals. This early in the clay season I’ll tab Berdych to beat Raonic and then take out Murray to make his second straight Monte Carlo semifinal.
The pick: Berdych

Semifinals:
Djokovic over Gasquet – Straightforward for the Serb.
Wawrinka over Berdych – Maybe a tough 3-setter.

Finals:
Djokovic over Wawrinka – a preview of the French Open final?

Again, this has the feel of “just hand Novak the trophy now”! That could change next month when guys are more in form, but right now there’s little to believe a Federer, Murray or Nadal can find that level needed this early in the clay season and knock off Djokovic.

Then again, maybe Djokovic falters? He could. He’s due for a slip.

I’m also interested in how Federer plays on that knee. And all eyes on Nadal as he returns to his beloved clay. Matches begin Sunday.

Last 5 Monte Carlo Finals:
2011 Rafael Nadal d. David Ferrer 6–4, 7–5
2012 Rafael Nadal d. Novak Djokovic 6–3, 6–1
2013 Novak Djokovic d. Rafael Nadal 6–2, 7–6(7–1)
2014 Stan Wawrinka d. Roger Federer 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
2015 Novak Djokovic d. Tomas Berdych 7–5, 4–6, 6–3

Monte Carlo Titles Leaders (In draw)
Rafael Nadal 8
Novak Djokovic 2
Stan Wawrinka 1


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144 Comments for Novak Djokovic Leads Way In Monte Carlo; Roger Federer Returns, Does Rafael Nadal Have Anything Left?

Green Lady Says:

Rafas won the title 8 times, this is the clay court dominance the rest are up against,he has nothing to prove, king of clay you betcha bottom dollar,and nobody can take that away from him ….


chrisford1 Says:

Rafa has lost his dominance on clay. Once, no one was a threat, then, Djokovic rose to be a threat while Rafa was still in his peak years. And unfortunately for him, he has slipped in the last two years enough that others are starting to take him out at clay events.
Maybe he will have yet another comeback, but talk of his past greatness guaranteeing great future results isn’t how sports works.


Green Lady Says:

The dominance might be over, and i get that, however the records are there forever, nobody can take away what youve already achieved ….


Green Lady Says:

And i wasnt saying past future greatness has any guarantee of great future results, i know full well thats not how sport works, at no point did i actually say that anyway ! ….


Green Lady Says:

Sorry past greatness, not past future greatness ….


Green Lady Says:

And by the way, i dont appreciate been told what to do, ill blog when i choose to blog and its nothing to do with anybody else RIGHT ? ….


Dave Says:

Thiem vs Nadal 3rd round could be amazing. I hope that match happens. Nole doesn’t seem to have the hardest draw actually.


J-Kath Says:

I’ll be surprised if Berdych beats Murray.


chrisford1 Says:

Agree, Dave, toughest draw is Rafa’s. Poor guy just can’t catch a break.
Novak has 2nd toughest. Fine with me so long as #1 Djokovic gets a decent draw at the French Open. Guy’s not invincible. But on as everyone knows, an amazing run though the Finals streak at the Big Ones will stop for Djokovic at some point.
At the big events, Masters 1000 and above, he has made the finals at each since Paris-Bercy 1000 2014. 18 straight. A run in which he has also won 9 of 11 Masters 1000s he entered, 2 of 2 Year End Championships, 5 of 6 Slam events.
Djoko somehow wins Monte Carlo and does enter Madrid and do better than the QFs, he sets yet a new ATP Open Era points record.
Andy Murray could be the surprise of clay season. Right now, I think Djokovic is in his head, but Andy had a wonderful clay season in 2015 and I hope he understands he is in a make it or break it time as if he will be considered a Great at the end of his career or just under that – in Courier and Hewitt territory. Don’t be surprised if Murray emerges as the great clay threat to Nole.


Dave Says:

Chrisford1,

Good points. Andy could absolutely be the big threat to Nole on clay this year. That wouldn’t surprise me at all. Where is Nishikori this week? Kyrgios? Some big names missing this week. That’s to bad. Coric is going to be tired and won’t do well. I have no idea how anyone is going to do. I agree that Nole’s streak has to end at some time. I would rather it ended now than at the French Open. Federer does have a pretty easy draw again. Same as Miami, in which he never played.


J-Kath Says:

Not sure Andy will be the “surprise” of the season, but I believe he will be playing as well on clay this year as he does on hard…what that level will be is anyone’s guess…but I’m really, really hoping —- though not placing any bets….(PS: I’ve only ever bet once…so really just blethering re. betting).

C’mon ANDY!!!!


Humble Rafa Says:

I expect to lose badly this week. Needless to say, I have no confidence.


Gary Says:

I can agree with author Sean’s logic – I might have made all the same picks. However, somehow we got Wawrinka in the final and he’s been in a slow slide (similar to many others who have been relying on physical intensity). Should Stan get there, the Joker will have fun with him.


Dave Says:

I really don’t see Stan getting to the final this time around. Thiem or Nadal are my picks. The winner of that match, gets to the final, in my opinion. I hope Murray gets to the finals on that side, but won’t hold out hope for that happening.


Humble Rafa Says:

I really want to adopt that Theimboy. He is a good kid and a future star. He can be my future.


anki Says:

Murray, Roger with easy draws until SF’s. Rafa and Nole with tricky ones. Means nothing if Novak wins all the clay masters only to go and lose at the RG. He should be focusing on that.


AndyMira Says:

Hey Dave..it looks like rafa vs roger’s not going to happen after all..


Matt Says:

Gasquet in the SF? Hmmm. Over Tsonga? I guess anything is possible.

And Andy is no Jim Courier. Had to throw that in.

Frankly, I don’t see Murray as much of a threat. Berdych has been as good in MC and Murray just seems to be mailing it in I’m afraid. Thiem or Stan out of the bottom. Stan HAS to emerge NOW or he could be in for a long season.

Hopefully Roger surprises us and has some form. Will add a shred of intrigue, otherwise this is another Nole parade unless he really dips, doesn’t want to press too much with RG as his main focus. But seriously, who’s beating Novak?


Van Persie Says:

Monfils could be a serious test for Nole, then Verdasco, Ferrer…it is definitely not an easy path for Djoko
Thiem vs Rafa would be awesome, hope there will be no surprises and the 2 will meet in the 3 round.
Would be glad to see a Nole vs Thiem final, but Thiem would have to beat Rafa, then probably Stan…should also not ignore Andy…


Margot Says:

Lol VP funny you should mention Monfils because here’s a great pic of him:
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/picture/2016/apr/01/sport-picture-of-the-day-gael-monfils-dripping


Van Persie Says:

Lol Margot,

Looks like Nole will get the “golden shower” von Monf


AndyMira Says:

Hey VP,how are you today?Just woke up?Guess what?I already watched the video and the lyrics..and it’s awesome on both counts!Thank you so much VP..are they your favourite band?


Van Persie Says:

If Monf will sweat like that,the clay will become mud , hope Nole will be able to play….


Van Persie Says:

Hi AM,

Glad you liked it :)
Is not my faborite band, but I like The cure…do not have a favorite band or favorite music style. I can listen Metal, Pop, symhphonic music, punk, brit pop, Jazz, and the list can go on

Have to go out now. Have to buy bread for beakfast ;)

Talk to you later


AndyMira Says:

Sure VP..oh by the way..maybe we can see novak vs zverev later on..if zverev can adapt his game to clay successfully..and if he can step up from his slightly dip form at miami..


J-Kath Says:

Roger signed On as the No.2 player at MC….Andy had no choice but to sign on at No.3 seeded player… absent-minded by Roger? or what he intends to happen?


Green Lady Says:

Van Persie when you said on the other thread, that you didnt give a * what i said, and was more interested in my hobbies, and how i lead my life, thats absolutely fine, as i only care about your music links ;), believe me ill strike back if it gets personal ….


Margot Says:

ROFl Kath!
Rogie will have to fly high to pass Andy, and Andy will….oh never mind.
Let’s see how the cards play, or even how the seeds fall. Let’s hope Andy is a dandelion seed and Rogie a conker….;)


Green Lady Says:

J-Kath any news on Delpo ? ….


Margot Says:

And Kath, there’s a very nice pic I’ve seen of Andy laughing about it. :)


Green Lady Says:

A long time ago now, but in 2010 Berdych beat Andy in straights at the FO, i think that was one of Berds best year, semis at RG and RU at W ? ….

Although he hasnt done much since, he can trouble Andy on the odd occasion, but Andys by far the better player these days ….


Green Lady Says:

Thanks for the link Giles, people here will think im mad, but i love to watch Rafa on clay, and see how his feet dance from side to side, like Najinsky on clay lol ….


Wog Boy Says:

It looks like Roger is having senior moments, like taking Nole’s chair in O2..


Green Lady Says:

What do you mean Wogboy ? ….


Ngentot Says:

Green Lady,

Just read J-Kath at 4:27 am. No need to ask Wog Boy.


Van Persie Says:

GL

I have to admit , if it gets personal, you’ll have the upper hand, i wouldn’t know which one of you to address. Fortunately it can’t get personal, for that you need at least an underlying personality else it’s like ‘Birdman’ final shot revisited… It would be best for you to continue to expose your feelings, griefs, disorders on this site, and use this forum as your personal journal, so that all of us here can pity you, and be by your side, hack we don’t need to talk about tennis or tennis players, we just need you, it’s so much better than the naked Birdman scene.
The lack of decency, the way you divert threads into an exhibitionism of your pesonal matters…
Those are not facets of personality disorders.. Those just represent your levels of education and common sense.
If you really want a cure for bipolar disorder you should study the following topics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_sense
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morality

You can meditate till your death, without these basic concepts it is simply useless… (to meditate or to live).


Green Lady Says:

Wow that is personal Van Persie, too personal, and not very nice either, i surely didnt deserve that, i dont want pity, and ive never asked for it, can we now get back to talking tennis ? ….


Green Lady Says:

Ngentot got it thanks ….


Pauly Says:

Wow

How the master clay court King has fallen
No one gives him any chance of winning here ?
He can beat anyone if his form would just improve
Fingers crossed ?
Good luck Rafa


J-Kath Says:

Margot

I saw the picture of Andy laughing at the Board on Tennis.com and tried and failed to copy and paste..I enjoyed it a lot. Maybe he’d have taken Nole’s no. 1 spot if he’d got there before Nole signed in….Then I thought what if Fed. had written his name in Nole’s spot as No.1….after all as Wogboy reminds us, he took Nole’s chair.

Let the games begin!


J-Kath Says:

Green Lady

Come to think of it, I don’t think DelPo is playing at MC. I’ve kind of blocked him out of my mind…probably unfair, but because I think he’s crazy to come back into tennis with those wrists.


Markus Says:

I hope people would not be too cruel in this place. We may be strangers to one another but we should try to be a little bit more sensitive to the feelings of others. Even the littlest of things we say can affect others. Let’s just not make anybody feel terrible.


Martin rivkin Says:

just hand joker the title and save time be bore of an event with nadal fed and muzza out of form as has been the case for ages!!!!!!!

womens tennis more open, unpredictable this year and way better than the mens joker dominated events!!!


Margot Says:

Markus in black, why are yo still here. I thought you’d be with the UN Peace Keeping Force in Syria by now. :)
#wastedontennisx


Daniel Says:

For a decade we had Nadal dominating clay, I take any other player winning with arms wide open, even if Djoko happens to sweep everything. Just actually no longer having the Nadal clay show is already great for competition on clay. And he is still laying so if he will be able to bounce back and still win will always be there. But that sense of dominance when we knew he will only lose 1 match in 5 events is gone, and I sure do like it now. No one won so much in a single surface for so long, about time for a change.


Markus Says:

Margot, that #wastedontennisx made me smile. Anyway, I don’t mind being shooed off by you in such manner. That :-) makes it so.

It’s golf weekend for me. The Masters is great! After that, I’m off to my UN Peace Keeping activity. It’s as good as delivering pizza…makes people happy, I hope.


Green Lady Says:

J-Kath i think Delpos finished if im honest :-((….


Green Lady Says:

I have no problems with Rafas domination on clay ending, it was inevitable, and i can see how people would get tired of it, however its only a small part of the tennis season, so it wasnt as if he dominated a whole year like Roger did or Novaks doing now ! ….


Green Lady Says:

Markus i only defended myself as i thought it was a low blow ….


Green Lady Says:

^Which i realize now i shouldnt have ^….


lakie Says:

Green lady, just ignore those who attack you. Your knowledge of tennis is phenomenal, you are wise and good and your predictions are so accurate it is as if you have a crystal ball.


chrisford1 Says:

Martin Rivkin – “womens tennis more open, unpredictable this year and way better than the mens joker dominated events!!”

—————
And a football contest between two groups of special ed students can be exciting, unpredictable. Even hilarious. But that does not make it better than varsity football or city league play. .


jalep Says:

Indeed, lakie. Green Lady and Margot = two of the best here or anywhere in knowledge and bracket analysis.

Someone up-thread woke up on the wrong side of the bed – at least in the figurative sense.

Green Lady, here’s my Monte Carlo predictions:
QF’s
Nole over Ferrer, Federer over Gasquet, Rafa over Stan, and Andy over Berdych.

Semi’s
Nole over Fed and Rafa over Andy
Final
Nole over Rafa – but I wouldn’t count out the 8-time MC Champ from making it 9.

Stan is too inconsistent to pick. In Indian Wells, Nole v Rafa semi-final was the real Final, imo. I expect Rafa can beat everyone in his draw up to the final – then we’ll see. Andy is tough to predict. Fed might not make it to the semi but can’t count him out until I see it.

Hope Sascha Z. can beat Rublev – then get a huge win over Ferrer.

Thiem is using a new racquet – I wouldn’t pick him to get past Rafa.

Congrats to Cibulkova winning Katowice!
Vesnina and Stephens Charleston final in progress…


gee Says:

Roger is a very arrogant goat, not the tennis goat.
He wasn’t willing to tell himself that novak was better than Fedal in tennis & sportsmanship.
Anywhere, especially indoor fast hardcourts.
Fed even made sure to tell everyone that he was far braver & nicer than Novak.

Despite fed’s great teachers who taught him tennis & several languages, he was very ungracious to other very talented GOATs.
He, however, was fake pal to the far inferior clowns or journeymen of tennis (roddick, santoro, etc.).
Olderer age has nothing to do with his taking novak’s chair at YE championships.


J-Kath Says:

Glad to see you have many friends GL…please count me in.


Green Lady Says:

Thanks J-Kath, Jalep, Lackie ….


Green Lady Says:

Sorry Lakie without the C …. ;))….


lakie Says:

GL
Ha ha, maybe I sounded like a lackey!

Giles
You are obviously a Rafa fan!


J-Kath Says:

Green Lady

Don’t forget you have friends in high places.
My building is on top of a high hill…Just a wee (but true) joke to hopefully bring a smile.


Dave Says:

Can someone fill me in on the story about Murray laughing at the board in Monte Carlo? I don’t have a clue what the story is. I tried to find it, but found nothing. Thanks. Something about Federer taking the number 2 ranking?


Giles Says:

lakie. Lol. Was it that obvious then?
Let me introduce myself to you. I am a die hard Rafan, probably the only one on this forum.


Orkneyfudge Says:

^^^ At the players’ party Roger signed in the slot beside the top half of his photo and didn’t realise until too late that it was actually in the No 2 space! :D


J-Kath Says:

Dave :

You can find it on Tennis.com. On the Comments page half way down there is a great picture of Andy trying to sign in and finding Roger took Andy’s no. 2 slot.


J-Kath Says:

Dave

It’s within the “Let the Drama Begin” article…midway down the comments.


Kimberly Says:

I’m gonna vote for nadal on this one. Its time for something good to happen!


Wog Boy Says:

Lots of good is happening…for Nole fans;)


lakie Says:

Giles,
Pleased to meet you. I respect your loyalty and devotion.


Okiegal Says:

Giles you aren’t the only die hard Rafa fan on the forum……just saying……


Okiegal Says:

@Kimberly….I too am ready for something good to happen!!

VAMOS RAFA…..The 👑 of Clay 🎾!!


AndyMira Says:

Hey VP..i know you’re still asleep babe but i already start my morning here and i want to wish you a very good morning and a very good day ahead..forget about yesterday okay..start this new day with fresh mind and soul yes?..and also zverev start his MC campaign in the first match today..like you,i also rooted for him..


Van Persie Says:

Good morning AM,

Thank you. Wish you also a good day.
Yep, new day, new week, new everything :)

To Zverev: do not have high hopes for him, somehow I think clay is not his thing, but perhaps he will maket to 2 round: GO Zverev!


Green Lady Says:

I shouldve asked the moderators to remove that post at 6.45am April 10th, not really sure how it got through, but there ya go, so ill ask now, please remove that post tennis-x ? ….


Green Lady Says:

Okie no he isnt your quite right, anyway hope Rafa has a good week, hes probably due, glad Kimberlys here too ….


Green Lady Says:

J-Kath CHEERS ;)) ….


Okiegal Says:

Yes, Green Lady, I don’t understand how that got past moderation….it needs to be booted off the thread……a comment totally uncalled for….
GL, you keep posting, you are a fair poster on all sides….some just can’t seem to help putting others down. Flush that comment down the🚽🚽🚽🚽 please!!!


AndyMira Says:

Hey VP..you’re still don’t have your FB?I want to communicate with you in privacy..


Green Lady Says:

Okie thanks, but i think your spitting in the wind lol, anyway back to tennis maybe Rafa will surprise us and have another terrific clay court season, if not then so what ?, i will just enjoy and continue to watch him as long as he plays, nothing will take away what hes already achieved 8 titles, catch me if you can ha ha ;-))….


Van Persie Says:

Hi AM,

Will do that FB account today evening. Promise that. And than we can chat one ina while in privacy

My ‘unapropriate’ post from yesterday came after many, many accusations from a very professional tennis analyst towards the comments from the Nole fans, who were called boastful. Some posters should also assess theyr own comments, but yeah…this is hard.

Tennis X , please feel free to remove that “ugly” post. But I have to mention, I feel very, very good for having it posted ;)


Van Persie Says:

correction for AM: once in a while, not one ina while…


Green Lady Says:

Zverev V Rublev two young stars of the future, this match will be interesting ….


Green Lady Says:

The tennis players are fair game, we are here to talk about that, and not to take cheap shots at one another, anyway enough back to tennis for me ….


AndyMira Says:

Hey VP,glad to hear your promise..i actually wants to give you my e mail through FB,somehow i feel very comfortable chatting through e mail but it’s not gonna hurt to know your face either he!he!..by the way..you follow livescores now?Hopefully zverez can finish rublev in just 2 sets..


Travis Bickle Says:

“I shouldve asked the moderators to remove that post at 6.45am April 10th, not really sure how it got through…”

Green Lady, why are you upset by that post? I don’t understand. I just read the post (since you pointed it out) and it seems that Van Persie offered you some helpful resources as well as few well-meaning advices. You often talk about your personal problems on this blog and mentioned many times that you suffer from mood swings, are a bit overweight, practice some unique form of religion, etc… Those are just a few I remember – it’s really impossible to remember all personal issues you mentioned; there are so many.

So, a friendly poster (VP) offers you helpful tips and you scream for moderators (again). When idiot racist Giles spews his hatred on this very pages you are unusually restrained and DO NOT call for moderation. I don’t get you at all! I bet the poster called Gypsy Gal would not be that sensitive. Furthermore, poster called Allison would likely check out those Wikipedia links VP suggested and be grateful…

I just re-read VP’s post and have to say that girl is something special. I am a big fan!


AndyMira Says:

VP..you hear that?Zverez won 61 63..


Pauly Says:

Nadal isn’t finished yet
I know he’s no longer in beast mode but things could change quickly … Confidence is powerful word !
If Nadal can start thundering that forehand his confidence can return … My opinion is this if he Makes French open final he will win it


Giles Says:

TB. Always FOS!


Green Lady Says:

Travis Bickle i can fully understand you defending your friend, but no it wasnt friendly, it was a spitefull dig if you care to read it again carefully, making fun of mental health, but as i say no matter as your defending your friend, so i understand it ….

Anyway ive been here for years, long before you posted, and most know me well enough by now, to know i never have and never will condone anything racist, and have called out posters numerous times, ask Wogboy/Mat4/Courbon etc, including your friend VP, and including Giles, whom is not a poster i interact with much on this forum, its impossible to do it all the time, and i doubt everyone of your fellow fans calls each other out for personal or racist attacks anyway ….

BTW I wont go into it too much, but i was personally attacked by your friend, for calling Cilic out for rubbing noses with a neo nazi pop star, but i doubt you saw or noticed that, GO FIGURE, PEACE ….


Van Persie Says:

AM,

Thank you for the information with Zverev. I did not see the match. Glad he made it.
yep, we will communicate via email no problem, I also prefer that.

TB,

The symphathy is mutual, trust me. Thank you for the nice words.

GL,

You considered Cilic a neo nazi by association, and I deffended him and am not sorry for that. And I am not a Croat, but I love all the countries from old Yugoslavia.
I deffended him, because you write a lot of weird things here …and sorry, I do not trust your judgement.


AndyMira Says:

@Pauly..i guess we have to find out this week how he’s fare on clay,and how his game’s level stand,if he can go to the final even if he’s not winning it..it will give him big confidence..but my God!look at his draw!crazy..Thiem,stan,andy and then novak..if he can get through all that,that is..


AndyMira Says:

VP..i can’t wait to welcome you into my house tonight..if you see the red carpet with your name EMBLAZONED beautifully..just knock my door okay..he!he!


Van Persie Says:

One last thing , GL,

I did not attack you, I defended Cilic. But your IQ is to low and then you consider everything as an attack…that’s Paranoya, dear…you really need medication


Green Lady Says:

VP Your doing it again, by telling me im paranoid, by telling me i need medication , by saying i have a low IQ now is bullying ….

I wont go into it too much, but i never claimed Cilic was guilty by association, i merely stated at the time that it might not have been his policy, but he condones it, to which you called me childish ,to which i had support from many people here at the time, the point being i dont ever condone anything racist no matter who it comes from, and as i said to your friend Mr Bickle in the above post, he mentioned Giles saying i dont call him out, well FYI i have numerous times, and now we never interact, as neither of us cares for the other ones posts anyway ….


Wog Boy Says:

Sorry girls for interrupting your conversation, but Jelena and Nole opened “Eqvita” restaurant in Monte Carlo, some good friends of Nole were there, Andy, Fognini, Monfils and few others, have a look:

http://novakdjokovicfanclub.com/2016/04/10/novak-djokovic-and-his-wife-jelena-open-a-new-restaurant-eqvita/


Van Persie Says:

“VP Your doing it again, by telling me im paranoid, by telling me i need medication , by saying i have a low IQ now is bullying ….”

^^ you asked for it. Am sure I am not the first and will not be the last.


Wog Boy Says:

..and Dimitrov was there, ok girls, who is the best looking out of four on the picture in my link: Grigor, Fabio, Nole or Andy?


Van Persie Says:

I like Safin…but is not there


Green Lady Says:

Wogboy all the best to them both, im sure it will be a massive success, id love to visit, and sample some food there, but i doubt id get the chance as its the other side of the world, and probably out of my price range ….


Green Lady Says:

Loved the picture Wogboy, and its Fabio for me ;) ….


Margot Says:

@Wog Boy
Tsk. Tsk. Darling Andy of course, why need you ask…;)
Really good to see Andy there and him and Nole laughing together again.


Wog Boy Says:

VP,
You like wild boys..

GL,
I don’t think I would be dining in their restaurant, as much as I like them, that is the food for the birds, I am old fashioned, I like my plate full with meat, cheese, ham, bacon, olives and to finish with bottle of Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, they would be horrified with my choice of food..


Wog Boy Says:

Margot,

True, they all look cheerful and in good friendly mood.


Green Lady Says:

Wogboy it would depend on whats on the menu for me, i would expect its all GF ?, I enjoy stodgy foods, roast bee, yorkshire pudding, all the stuff thats unhealthy, cant stand olives as the taste like chewing on rubber, the rest is nice though ….


Green Lady Says:

Beef not bee ….


Giles Says:

Alison. Why is my name cropping up in your posts may I ask?
You’re right, we don’t interact so let’s leave it at that. Do I mention your name in my posts? No, I don’t.
Anyway, all I can say to you is that you’re a real busy body and was bound to get a post, such as the one from VP sooner or later.


J-Kath Says:

Wogboy

Tut, tut. U know who is the best looking on that photograph…Do I need to spell it out for you?


Margot Says:

Lol Wog Boy, should you now be changing your name to “Lardy Boy?”…….;)


Green Lady Says:

J-Kath, Charlton Hestons love child ….


Pauly Says:

ANDYMIRA

Confidence building is the thing that will determine who wins the biggest tournaments … The draw is hard for Nadal Coz he’s not the player he once was but things will hopefully change ?
If Nadal was anything like he once was he’d smoke them all like a Cuban cigar … Clearly he’s lost some speed plus confidence but if there ever was a time to fightback it’s now
Thiem won’t worry Nadal neither will Wawrinka its Djokovic that Nadal can’t beat let alone win one set off him even on clay which is upsetting
Back in Nadal’s prime Djokovic troubled him most times even on clay but nowadays he beats Nadal in every surface
Nadal will never get a new coach … So I think he needs to have a crack & play some risky nothing to lose type of tennis hopefully once his confidence is back he will find a way to beat Djokovic especially on clay . Hoping for the best !
Beating Djokovic is in Nadal’s mind … If you want big titles you must go through Djokovic .
No doubt Djokovic will try to win all the masters events but as I’ve said before … He can have them as long as Nadal takes his 10th title at Roland Garros
Should Nadal’s level improve & he starts crunching that DTF he will be big threat again
But let’s see how he does at Monte Carlo … Good luck Rafa


Wog Boy Says:

Margot,

If you look at Nole’s uncle, far left on the second photo, I am close to that, not quite like him, is that lardy😇

VP,

I’ll make sure Nole invites Safin for the official opening in few weeks time..he is still bachelor 🙄


Van Persie Says:

WB,

This information is priceless….I guess Safin just missed the opportunity, coz I am commited ;)…so please do not come to me with such temptations :(

I share the birthday with Safin: 27.01, but he’s older..Mozart was also born on 27.01…so only geniuses have the honor to be born that day ;)


Green Lady Says:

Wogboy ive seen your picture remember last year you did a selfie, anyway IMO your cuter than Safin, and anyway looks are not everything, its whats on the inside thats the most important thing ….


Van Persie Says:

agree with that. Brains are also important


Wog Boy Says:

Ok,
Let’s change a subject, from Safin and myself to Roger, I know..I know, you would rather to talk about me and Safin;) but I just read Rogers interview in which one he declared Rossi, Totti and himself as icon of their respective sports:
——-
Federer: «Io, Valentino e Totti, siamo icone da proteggere come i panda»
——-

Here is original interview from Corriere della Sera and I didn’t say he is arrogant..not yet:

http://www.corriere.it/sport/16_aprile_11/federer-io-valentino-totti-siamo-icone-proteggere-come-panda-e290e758-ff56-11e5-a032-8e8dfe3b8a86.shtml?refresh_ce-cp


Van Persie Says:

No, No Roger, please more Safin ;)…


Green Lady Says:

I prefer to talk about you Wogboy LOL, But im off to work now, speak later, your a breath of fresh air on this forum ….


Wog Boy Says:

^^..and me..


Wog Boy Says:

That was for VP, but works with your post GL too..


Vami Says:

@Travis
You again won the best post of the day award; you’re giving mat4 serious run for the money on this site.

@Van Persie
Co-winner of the best post award :-)

I’m amazed how much personal details some people (well, perhaps only 2 posters actually) tend to spill on this site? I try to skip over quite a few posters but it doesn’t work all the time, I get stuck with somebody’s personal BS. Sometimes I read even racist oink oink every now and then, such is the life.


Wog Boy Says:

Vami,

Can I have award for the best supporting act, don’t leave me out, please :(


Vami Says:

@WG
You win the special effects award (beer, women…) :-)


Wog Boy Says:

Thanks Vami, I am trilled with my award, I really am:)


Van Persie Says:

Thanks Vami :) Worked really hard for it


lakie Says:

VP
You share your birthday with some geniuses. On any day, about 19 million people will be having their birthdays. Average IQ of people is 100. So if geniuses are born on a particular day, there will be people with IQ in the low 60s also born on that day. Law of probability!


Margot Says:

@Wog Boy aka Lardy Boy
Yup ;)


elina Says:

A bit late to the party but I can’t resist.

“But your IQ is to low ”

You can’t bye irony like that!


Okiegal Says:

I think there are two posters on here that need to get a room…..😊😊😊😊😊


Okiegal Says:

I am really sad to post who I share a birthday with….but here goes…Barack Obama…..so much for my IQ…..just saying…..lol!!

@lakie 10:11…. lol! So very true….


RZ Says:

@lakie and Okie – I share a birthday with Britney Spears, Kim Basinger, and Monica Seles. I’m assuming (hoping?) that Monica and I are the high IQ members of that bunch. :-)


Green Lady Says:

Vami @ 8.37am , about the first sentence of your post, each to their own i suppose ….


Green Lady Says:

RZ i share a birthday with Sammy Davis junior, and footballers Tim Cahill and John Terry, but also the best of all is J-Kath from tennis-x ;)) ….


Green Lady Says:

Elina @3.00pm lol ….


Green Lady Says:

We have bullies, and bully supporters too on this forum, at 9.37am ….


Green Lady Says:

Lakie hi, have to ask whos your favorite player ? ….


jane Says:

wog boy, monfils and berdych were there, too, along with dr. ivo and milos. nice to see all those guys turn up. looks like a venture close to novak’s heart/lifestyle.


J-Kath Says:

Okie
Yes, but not sure you’ve got the right two.

GL
Yes indeedie!


Okiegal Says:

@J-Kath……well, maybe there is another
couple….I will have to think about that one for a minute….????? You might have to give me a clue..OK?? 📝📝


lakie Says:

GL,I am currently a fan of tennis. But I do have a soft corner for a couple of stars. I am not sure I will post regularly but if I do, then maybe you can guess who they are!


lakie Says:

RZ,I am sure you are high IQ!


RZ Says:

Thanks Lakie, I hope so! (If nothing else, I probably have a higher IQ than Britney Spears).


lakie Says:

RZ
Lol!


Green Lady Says:

Lakie i will look out for more of your future posts, and i will rack my brains to try to figure out who your a fan of, it was kind that you defended me, as we had never interacted before ….


Green Lady Says:

@ 9.37am, By the way Mat4 has class, it would be an insult to name those two posters in the same breath, no comparison what-so-ever ….

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