Novak Djokovic Is In Freefall
by Sean Randall | June 7th, 2017, 5:49 pm
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Even with Andre Agassi, it’s not getting better Novak Djokovic. In fact, it’s getting worse. Today, against a guy he had beaten 12 games to one last month in Rome, Djokovic all but quit after losing the first set to Dominic Thiem 7-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the French Open quarterfinals.

It was Djokovic’s worst loss by games of his career at the French Open. And it ended with Djokovic eating his first Bagel at the event. All of which is even more shocking when you consider how competitive the first set was.

Djokovic and Thiem went toe-to-toe early on. Trading breaks. Battling for position on the baseline and engaging in some breathtaking rallies. It was smashmouth, physical tennis as we expected. Games were long. Points were long. Rallies were long. Djokovic would pull ahead, Thiem would fight back. Rinse, repeat.

Though early on, you could see Djokovic making those uncharacteristic errors we’ve seen him hit all year, and eventually in the breaker Thiem took advantage.

And once the Austrian got up a quick break in the second it felt like it was over. And it was. By the end, Djokovic seemed disinterested even in the changeovers. He wanted off the court and after a 20 minute or so third set, he was. Match over. French Open title defense over.

“Nothing was going my way and everything his way, so pretty bad final set but all in all it was decided in the first set,” Djokovic said.

And you read it right, in Djokovic’s head the match was over after the first set! Let that sink in, the first set! Those words are stunning.

Did Djokovic not know it’s best-of-5? Did he know you can actually come back from a first set loss. Hell, Andy Murray did just that hours later against Kei Nishikori.

And it comes against someone you just beat one-and-love a few weeks ago.

Perhaps it was the early start or the cool wind or the rain from yesterday, but Djokovic’s performance after the first set was downright abysmal. “Tank city,” as John McEnroe apparently called it.

The loss also reminded me of the infamous Sam Querrey match at Wimbledon last year. So maybe something happened again off court. I don’t know, but what I do is with a second baby just months away, all roads lead to Djokovic shutting this whole thing down.

Right now he’s circling the drain and if he keeps playing and keeps losing this way, he’s going right into that drain and that’s it. Career over. And he’s finally starting to get that message.

“Trust me, I’m thinking about many things,” said Djokovic. “Especially in the last couple months. I’m just trying to sense what’s the best thing for me now.

“Obviously there has been a lot of changes with the team and so forth. So excited to work with Andre and the new team. At the same time, I have responsibility to the game itself, towards others. We’ll see. I will see how I feel after Roland Garros and then decide what to do next.”

I think most of us could see this coming, I just didn’t think it would happen in a Grand Slam quarterfinal. But it’s been building and we saw the release today. So let’s see what Novak’s next move is. But this one is going to be tough to recover from.

Amazing what a difference a year makes!

As for Thiem, credit to him for not getting mentally down early in that first set when Djokovic had the break edge. He stuck with it, didn’t let the past clay losses to Novak get to him and he fought back. Ripped his ground strokes, maintained decent could positioning. I just don’t think we can make much of the second and third sets.

Next up for Thiem will be a fourth straight meeting with Rafael Nadal who got through when Pablo Carreno Busta busted an ab muscle in the second set. The injury didn’t change the outcome as the 25-year-old was never going to win. So another easy day for Rafa who hasn’t faced anyone like Thiem who can actually test him

In the late matches, no real surprises with Stan Wawrinka keeping a hammerlock on Marin Cilic winning his eighth straight over the Croatian. It was maybe Stan’s best match of the tournament, so watch out Andy Murray.

Murray dropped the first then seized control from Nishikori in the second after a minor spat with the umpire. Murray is finally back playing ball, but will he be good enough to Stan for a second straight year in the semifinals?


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91 Comments for Novak Djokovic Is In Freefall

Milos Says:

Garbage man Djokovic collects the titles :P That were the words Sean was using when Djokovic was doing OK.


Raj Says:

Nole fans can understand how bad it was for Fedal fans in 2013/2015…Nole will come back next year may be.. He is slamless now exactly an year after holding all four. He was lucky.


Wog Boy Says:

“He is slamless now exactly an year after holding all four. He was lucky.”

Lucky??
He earned them with hard work and proper mindset, nothing was given to him on the plate nor he was lucky to win all four beating best players on the planet!


SG1 Says:

“The loss also reminded me of the infamous Sam Querrey match at Wimbledon last year.”

>This was my exact thought. Even his manner looked somewhat similar to the day he lost to Querrey. Novak’s not happy on the court right now.


skeezer Says:

Re; Nole career Slam; He was lucky all four weren’t at their best. Same as Fed was lucky his whole career early in his career to some right? Lol love this lucky stuff, you can apply it to any argument you want to try to win but to me it is a copout. History record books don’t mention “Lucky”.


Wog Boy Says:

Even Jim Courier agrees with me:

“The problem when one of the people on your team is all about love and peace and has been part of the camp for over a year, it’s not something that you can fall back on when you are pushed into a hole,”

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/french-open-beaten-champion-novak-djokovic-showed-no-fight-says-jim-courier-20170607-gwmsix.html

But I think major problem yesterday was the wind…so Pepe wasn’t able to send positive energy down to Nole, it was blown away.


skeezer Says:

“Tank city”. Good one Mac, looked about right. Never seen a supposed all time great tank before.
#breakingbarriers


Czarlazar Says:

Not having Agassi there for the quarterfinals of a GS tournament — their first tournament together — screams improvisation and lack of seriousness. Dumping your trusted long serving team when you need them the most, with heightened emotional vulnerability, is stupid. So his new coach, with whom he’s “so excited to work with,” wasn’t there but the ludicrous cult leader and his effeminate pupil were, prancing around in their peace and love t-shirts. At least Borg had the balls to quit at 26 and not look back, even though he was at the height of his powers. Nole besmirched his honourable legacy with the lack of effort today. I would have respected him more if he skipped the presser and not say another word until he’s ready to come back to the sport with serious intent. Assuming he even has an ounce of desire left in him.


Truth Says:

I get it now. He played well only to prove that he competed with Fedal.
He now gives up because he doesn’t think he is talented enough.
He agrees that he was very lucky to win 11 Slams, possesses no variety, is not improved, and bad at the net. If I gave up like he did, I would’ve never spoken to the interviewers because that disrespect was like self-burning in front of people that respected him.

Why else would he stop moving and excuse his failure with excessive praise, hugging & cheering for the opponent for no reason?


Tennis Vagabond Says:

A few thoughts.

1) Novak isn’t in a different headspace because of Pepe and others around him. He is WITH Pepe because he is in a different headspace. Enough blaming others. Novak is a grown man, and a very intelligent one. A year ago he said very clearly that his priorities were changing; Becker said very clearly that he lacked the same motivation and willingness to sacrifice.

2) Its unfortunate to see a changing of the guard in which the old guard doesn’t fight to hang on. You want to at least be able to BELIEVE that the old stars are still near their peak, and the new ones are taking it from them. In this case, Novak was not anywhere near his peak. The idea that Thiem is some new monstrosity that he’s never seen before is ridiculous. You have to be blind to not see the UEs from Novak, or the change in body language.

3) Watching the match, it wasn’t clear to me that Novak gave up after the first set. The first set, NEITHER player was playing great tennis. It was entertaining, but full of errors. Second set, Thiem picked it up big time. He was making shots he wasn’t making in the first set. Novak very gradually withered away.

4) When Novak talks about ‘obligations’ keeping him from taking a break… that’s really, really bad. He isn’t going to win a Grand Slam with the mentality “This is for Lacoste!” or, “This is so my entourage can stay in the high life!” or “This is for the tournament organizers!” That just ain’t the right mental battle cry.

Hate to have a day off after getting so hyped today. I’m REALLY excited for the semis.


RZ Says:

Re: Agassi – it sounds as if he and his family had a safari planned, which they had probably booked in advance. My guess is that he brought this up to Novak when first approached about helping with the FO, so it’s not like he bailed or his absence was unexpected.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

Because hey, who wants to reschedule a safari, right?


Wog Boy Says:

Nobody blames Agassi, but Nole. What does he do when Agassi went? Well, he brought in Pepe to send him positive vibrations from the stands, but wind was too strong..
Fact is that Nole is very messed up man as a result of moving away from his roots and allowing Pepe and his sect to enter his brain in order to “save” his useless and spoiled brother who claims and blames Nole for all of his problems, nobody can damage you as siblings can do, jealous siblings.


Wog Boy Says:

But I have to be honest, Pepe and Marko really look nice and in love with those pink hearts on their T-shirts using Nole and his popularity to advertise themselves and their “project”.


JM01 Says:

Did anyone in Novak’s box even try to cheer him up at any point? It is dead & Novak? Man, Lord Pepe, your brotha Marko and wife are taking you down big time. I am disgusted by the very sight of them. He changed everything that worked for him, due to their influence may be. Better to retire, then to have a free fall like this. He needs to get the cult members out of his life and get his old team back. Wish more people would rip in to that Amor y Paz guy like Courier did.


JM01 Says:

I am just so angry and sad at the same time, is Novak that naive that he can’t see beyond that fraud guy Imaz. I would have smashed my phone had I not been at work. That tank job from Novak mid way, lol. Kyrgios and Tomic would be proud of that. People keep saying that Fed and Rafa had these slumps too and they came back strongly. I find Novak’s very different from theirs and feel like he will not be back to winning ways ever


skeezer Says:

This is all Pepe, Marco, the sky, the wife, the moon, gotta be someones fault. Sure ain’t Novak’s. LMAO.


rognadfan Says:

Damn, that was something nobody saw coming!. That said, his mindset is definitely to blame. Especially, the desire to fight back after being down is totally gone, it seems. Everyone knows that’s not him. May be he isn’t as intelligent of a man as we all thought he was. If he is not doing well because his priorities have changed,then that begs the obvious question, “What’s his priority on the tennis side of life?” I am sure it’s not just “winning a few matches and getting out mid-tournaments”; that much I can tell with absolute certainty. It’s definitely to win titles, grand-slams and masters titles, right Nole fans?

Now, if he is not achieving that goal because of his problems on the personal side (wife? pepe’s nonsense etc), he should’ve been able to sort them out way back. When you go a full year on a freefall and say that’s because your priorities have changed, who will believe it? It only means one thing-your approach to game (training regimen, practice, even diet (vegan?) and the like) has changed. I think that exactly is the case here- bringing pepe in, he is trying to win grandslams, with an approach that is torally “pseudo” in its root. Good vibrations? WTF is that? Nole is a really charming guy, he actually brings a lot of good vibrations to every court he plays at. Why the Fcuk did that crazy guy need to help him? I am totally flabbergasted with his borderline stupid decision to bring in a charlatan. That move had disaster written all over right from the start.

So, for Djoker, he could still turn back and try to get on the glory road, if that’s what he really wants. There’s really not a problem to his game whatsoever. He just needs to look back at his 2-year younger self and assess.

Now, if Nole is just happy to get to slam QF or masters semi or QF, then he is only going to make his fans go more berserk.
When Nole fans go berserk (particularly a few of them, for example, the sociopath taxi driver), that’s a problem for everyone in this forum. They go total Donald Trump on Rafa and Roger fans.
Who would want that?


tennis lover Says:

This dojker guy plays tennis like an old man’s fart. His departure from the tennis is benediction from God. Now, we need to see Nadal failing in his empire. This guy has too much RG trophy to revel in his entire life. If Thiem just push himself a notch higher, he is in great possibility of defeating Rafa but historically it is almost predictable that beating Rafa at later stage of slam matches particularly in Rolland Garros is difficult to imagine. But, Theim VS Wawrinka Final will give tennis fans a game of style, glamour and substance. So, why on earth people should think about a drunken maggot Scot facing a fiendish Spaniard in the final??


Raj Says:

Joker leveled and lead h2h with fedal during his dominance…Hope fedal gets their fair chances to level h2h.


AndyMira Says:

@rognadfan 10:46pm…I’m not planning to post my comment on TX anymore..but your post tickled me to no end!!Especially the last few sentence…Nope!No one would want that!!Hehe…Agree!!Very agree!!Hahaha…


James Says:

SInce winning the French last year, Djokovic is 46-13 (8-6 against top 10) with 2 titles. Good performance, but nothing close to top 2 or the stratosphere where he was.

That’s what happens when you turn 30. Especially with a game that is so predicated on physicality, not finesse.


skeezer Says:

@rognadfan
Your last paragragh was so spot onl Well done 👍


skeezer Says:

Warriors up 3-0, c’mon KD/Curry, finish the beatdown on the flop king le brat.


chrisford1 Says:

All the vampires walkin’ through his mind,
Move west as clay season ends.
And all the Markos, Pepes, and Jelenas are standing in the shadows
All the fans are home with broken hearts

Novak:
“And I’m free, free fallin’
Yeah I’m free, free fallin’
Free fallin’ yes I’m free fallin…


rognadfan Says:

skeezer and AndyMira
Glad you guys found it fitting.
Just stating the obvious trend here at TX for the last 1 year.

Cf1, hahaha, you found the perfect song!.


Van Persie Says:

“He earned them with hard work and proper mindset, nothing was given to him on the plate nor he was lucky to win all four beating best players on the planet!”

Very well said, WB.
Nole offered me as fan so many great moments….will repeat myself, was also disgusted with him until this FO, but I decided to ignore all this. He’s the only person who is really harmed, by all his latest actions. He says nothing bad about others, he does not harm anybody. That’s why I will no longer comment anything on his behavior…his life, his choices. I give up, with a bit of hope though, that he might be back.


Van Persie Says:

“Tank city”. Good one Mac, looked about right. Never seen a supposed all time great tank before.
#breakingbarriers

Fed lost to Rafa at the FO 2008: 1-6, 3-6, 0-6. Looks like tanking to me ;)


Van Persie Says:

^ #breakingbarriers in a final :)


Wog Boy Says:

This is him, Novak Djokovic, use google translate, but it won’t give you the real meaning, and that came from his fans from Serbia:

“- Šta ćemo od priloga?
- Ništa.
- Baš ništa?
- Baš ništa. I izvadite meso iz lepinje.
- Okkk.
- I zakrpite lepinju koju ste presekli na pola.
- Hm, doooobro. I šta sad?
- Ništa, odoh da grlim drvo, ja sam Novak Đoković.”


Wog Boy Says:

VP,

Just saw your post, the FO 2008 one, you made my day which otherwise was lousy and that’s not because of the rain, I love rain…


Wog Boy Says:

VP,
Adding to “Never seen a supposed all time great tank before”:

Never seen supposed “the GOAT” tanking before, as per your example.


Markus Says:

After watching Djokovic lose to Thiem yesterday, I thought I’d come here to read some posts which I am sure would be interesting because Nole’s fans are quite prone to going berserk when he loses especially after he tanked the last set and maybe even the second set which Nole himself alluded to in his interview. Oh, boy, was I right.

Skeezer mentions Nole’s fans blaming the wife, the brother, the gure, the moon, (he forgot the fish, the egg and PETA which also definitely caused him to tank) except Nole himself.

Then just now, somebody had to bring in Federer’s love set loss to Nadal in a previous FO as a tank. Hahaha! Another desperate analogy considering that Nadal is the best player ever on clay. Thiem is just a puppy when compared with Nadal on clay. But at least he was honest enough to refer to Federer as the GOAT. Some fans are trying so hard to elevate Djokovic to the same level as Federer although it is becoming more obvious that he is not.

As Rognadfan said: “When Nole fans go berserk…They go total Donald Trump on Rafa and Roger fans.
Who would want that?”

I expect more berserk comments from Nole’s fan. I am sure they would find other things to blame for his loss…and drag Federer’s name again. They like doing whenever they are in despair.


Van Persie Says:

WB,

@6;14 good one

I know it’s raining in Australia. My contact person (from work) in Melbourne informed me about that this morning. Well, Winter is coming in Australia. Strange to say this. hehe


Van Persie Says:

“Then just now, somebody had to bring in Federer’s love set loss to Nadal in a previous FO as a tank”

Not just a set to love, also a bread stick ;)


Van Persie Says:

WB,

Will have to work now. Am off.

Mr. “Shingles Expert” will take care to comment my post above, I assume.


Wog Boy Says:

VP,

You are on a roll:)


Wog Boy Says:

VP,

Filo-American is not just “shingles expert’, he was pizza boy expert, then grammar teacher lecturing as about English grammar (remember?), then shingles came around so enabled him to show us his knowledge about shingles, but he also proved himself as master class Psychologist/Psychiatrist about mental aspects of tennis players…and above all he is Mini-Me, Slimy’s Mini-Me.

What’s next one can only wonder, I mean, such a TX Gem..;)


Willow Says:

I Think Novak will bounce back, but he just wont be as dominant as he was anymore, these elite players are great champions, Fedal went through a lean spell and Novaks going through the same thing, and they also have huge egos so he wont he satisfied with being an also ran, tennis is going through a transition and it seems like the new generation are begining to make their mark on the tour, be interesting to see how Novak fairs in the rest of the year, especially the US HC swing where he thrives usually ….


Michael Says:

Why the hell they are playing ?? Grant the trophy to Rafa. It is well and truly done to collect his trophy No.10 at Rolland Garros. The one threat namedNovak has disappeared and fallen into disgrace by tanking the match against Them. I do not honestly think Theim can provide fierce competition to Rafa in a five setter although he beat him recently. And it is even more difficult to imagine that wawarinka or Andy can deprive Rafa from having his hand on the trophy.


squirrel Says:

@Michael

I actually think that Stan is the only obstacle for Nadal, we’ll see..


Willow Says:

I Didnt think for a minute that Novak would lose this badly to Thiem, but he did, and the guy is playing very well, and to be honest Rafa hasnt been tested, and Stan is also playing lights out, they also like Rafa havent lost a set, and theres a good reason why Murray is world number 1, and seems to be although not playing well, is never the less still finding a way through, i certainly dont see Rafa winning this FO as a sure thing, sport is funny and anything can happen, matches are played on courts not on paper or blogs ….


Willow Says:

Didnt everyone say Novak was a sure thing to win AO at the begining of the year, and look what happened, who knew eh ? ….


skeezer Says:

VP,
Apples and oranges. Most anyone who has played Rafa @FO could look like their tanking, cause Rafa is that good @FO, but the truth is its Rafa giving the beatdown,
Novak wasn’t playing Rafa, he was playing against someone whos never won a Slam.
Mac called it right tank city baby. Quit. Gave up. See ya I’m off. Thanks for payin to see me. Off to join Krygios at the bar to share tank stories.


Miles Says:

Van Persie – Federer’s 6:0 loss vs Nadal? In the final, as I recall (and against the greatest clay court player ever) and just 3 months after his glandular fever had been diagnosed!

Totally different context to ‘dialing it in’ during a quarter final against a lower ranked opponent!


skeezer Says:

📝 when the church tries to reason another bad loss by their fav, they mention federer. The “roll” is the same ol same ol.


Wog Boy Says:

“..just 3 months after his glandular fever had been diagnosed..”

..and two weeks later he made another GS final just to be beaten by Rafa again and three months later another GS final that he had won, what a glandular fever that was! He was really crippled that year, wasn’t he, only one GS SF and three GS finals, cut the crap, will you?


Czarlazar Says:

WB: it’s pointless to present facts to the Fed fanatics because their love for Roger is otherworldly, ie, they love him more than they love themselves in many cases. Back to our dearly departed Nole and his part-time, so-called new coach. Too bad Agassi didn’t buy trip cancellation insurance for his safari excursion with Steffi. Then he could’ve joined his client for the most important part of the tournament!


skeezer Says:

“..what a glandular fever that was!..”
No more an excuse than a pepe, or his weight, his diet, his wife, etc, etc, etc. on why he quits, gets beat, etc etc etc.
It is amazing how Fed can win despite his “issues” though, lol.


Markus Says:

I like the way Djokovic fans handle the frustration of his losses. They vent it all out on Federer and his fans.

I hope Nadal wins this French for his 10th FO and 15th slam overall. That should put a greater distance between him and Djokovic. Then those berserk fans of Djokovic can again start attacking who else? Federer and his fans, of course…oh, and Jelena, and Pepe, the fish, the egg, the moon, the stars…


SG1 Says:

skeezer Says:

This is all Pepe, Marco, the sky, the wife, the moon, gotta be someones fault. Sure ain’t Novak’s. LMAO.

—————-

the voice of reason thankfully.


SG1 Says:

Novak really emptied his “emotional tank” winning those 4 consecutive slams. There’s bound to be a lull after achieving something so remarkable. The effect of his achievement was almost immediate as he inexplicably lost to Querrey at Wimbledon. He now needs time away to figure out whether or not the passion is still there.

Novak’s been in 21 slam finals. 21! That’s more than Sampras, Lendl, Borg, Rafa etc. What Novak is going through are the cumulative effects of being as good as has been for as long as he has. Maybe there aren’t anymore slams. Maybe there are. But he needs to recharge his batteries and see what’s left. And he’s battled injuries the past year which wasn’t the case in quite a few years prior. This whole thing, as Skeezer said, begins and ends with Novak. He has to figure out if he still has the passion to compete.


Truth Says:

F_d fans suddenly write long paragraphs about a man that they consider as inferior and less intelligent than F_d.
These floons show their true colors as they never devoted so much time talking about F_d!

F_d is the biggest phony and his support may be for Killary or Obama.
Anyway, Donald Trump has nothing to do with tennis players.
He isn’t crying about losing president elections and BOWING down to Fraud.
What happened to F_d’s father Tiger Woods?
Fraud certainly isn’t bromancing Nadal either!
Many F_d and Nadal fans are the ones with mock outrage and pathetic gloating.
Usually, no one takes bad F_dal fans seriously and that angers them greatly.
How dare anyone seriously discuss and respect Djoker?

Sounds like the phony 2007-2009 psychotic behavior from McEnroe Brothers & F_d reared its ugly head again. Djoker put them in their place for 9 years and that depressed them so much. How can the tennis community survive without self-entitled spoiled, evil players with crowns on their heads?!


RZ Says:

@SG1 – agree. I also wonder if Djokovic’s easy path to the US Open final with all those retirements and walkovers may have not helped. Had he lost early for the 2nd slam in a row, maybe he would have taken time in the fall to take a proper vacation or reassess his situation at that point in time. But getting to the final may have made it seem like all was still going well.


Truth Says:

I don’t believe not playing 12 events and taking more vacations would’ve improved his mindset.

He really just wants to disappear and retire.
That’s why he throws a Pepe brainwashing cult party after matches that he won.
Making the ball kids his sycophants. Arms flailing.
It’s not cute like his old comedy impressions of Fedal.

If he wins:
- he still doesn’t truly care much if he loses badly
- he craves attention and reassurance that he is incredibly friendly and gracious.

He wants attention for not being “negative” in real life.

He tries to fantasize about rainbows and hugs (Lol at the creepy Jim Courier finding out about this overly sweet, wretched behavior).
Djoker lies to the media when he loses and excuses his loss by declaring that his “friend” opponent just is supremely clever, dominant and invincible.

He loves more mind games that he plays with himself and the public.
He was called fake in 2007, so he grants the haters their wish now.
Unfortunately, he was so brave & strong between 2007-2015.
He sounds like a sociopath. He needs mental health treatment.
Pure stupidity.


Humble Rafa Says:

It’s good thing Marco didn’t pan out as hoped. He got to Pepe before he got to tennis. He found peace.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

SG1, dead on. Don’t forget, Novak has spent a LOT of weeks at #1. Just checking on Wikipedia: he’s 5th all time at #1. Which means, he has outlasted 21 other #1 players. In other words, his time as the best in the world, has lasted much longer than most are able to sustain.
I think some players are better able to take the stress of being #1, and Novak has undoubtedly been one of the best. It is also the norm for players to drop when they get married, and definitely when they have kids. Novak lasted on top a LONG time married and with a kid.
I hope he will rekindle his flame, but he’s had a heckuva run.


Daniel Says:

Also, this prove a dead certainty in tennis: every tennis former great declines past 29 yld. It happened to all of them, no excpetion.

Djoko could be the exception to this rule but it tunrs out he wasn´t. He may come back and win a few Slams (as Fed did in 2012 and this year AO) and Nadal is about to do in 3 days time. But not sustaining that level anymore for a whole year.

Even Murray if he doesn´t win neither RG nor Wimbledon will experience somthing similar.

Djoko is already guarantee to drop to #3 (maybe #4 if Nadal and Wawrinka plays final). If Murray loses to Wawrinka, Nadal wins RG and Murray doesn´t make finals in Wimby his #1 ranking will be in jeopardy depednign on how, Nadal and Fed perform in Wimby and Nothr America HC.


rognadfan Says:

SG1 at 12.41PM

Totally agree with all your post.
“….But he needs to recharge his batteries and see what’s left…”.
I have seen a few of vocal Nole fans at TX to be Donald Trump fans too. I am sure it’s a coincidence. But I hope they don’t hold the same belief that trump does on the battery of human body; that “human body has a fixed energy and is not rechargeable after expending”.

Ooooorrrr, reading of some of their posts hopelessly declaring ‘Nole is done, he is finished’, it doesn’t seem unlikely?

On a more serious not though, I believe he will be a force again (for a little bit, before he is done), if he can figure out what’s causing this slump (and it’s not only Mr. Imaz or vegan diet or his wife, its something withing himself).


rognadfan Says:

HR at 1:31Pm
Freaking hilarious post. But I totally agree with, this is the third time (in 1/2 dozen years?). :)


Wog Boy Says:

It is nice to read Fed fanatics posts about Nole’s downfall, so respectful towards Nole as they always were..


Wog Boy Says:

“I have seen a few of vocal Nole fans at TX to be Donald Trump too.”

Like roughly 50 million Americans who voted him in the office, better Doland then Killary, no?


Roger Says:

Got bageled on clar…so called best returner..


Willow Says:

Novak continues to be an amazing player, and i have the up most respect for him and his achievements, its the odd one or two of his fans that leave something to be desired ….


Emily Crow Says:

While the warriors aren’t a part of this particular discussion, I don’t love bringing politics into this. I’m not surprised this is a contentious thread and I feel for Novak’s fans (I do feel bad for him). My only contribution is let’s just enjoy finals weekend and remember that Wimby’s around the corner.


skeezer Says:

F_d. Seems like Truth is in moderation, not allowed to say Fed. LMAO. Figures.


chrisford1 Says:

Wimbledon? I give Novak about the same chance of making the Finals there as I give Tomic.
He just needs to face reality. He is broken and grinding out a match he knows he deserves to lose and does – or tanking his way to more losses won’t help him. Figure out a plausible injury like Rafa or Fed sometimes do to freeze most his ranking points in place. And then take several months off to see if he wants to play like he once did, he was near invincible in 2015, 2011. Or, something close to that.
Another thing is he really does need to protect his tennis image as a strong guy with no quit in his heart, and reputation as one of the brightest men to play tennis at a high level. He is saying and doing a lot of very stupid things these days, and ruining his brand.
If he really wants to quit, then quit. Don’t accept a slow disgraced descent into mediocrity with his weakened mind and diet weakened body.


rognadfan Says:

“Like roughly 50 million Americans who voted him in the office, better Doland then Killary, no?”

Oh ya, definitely. What a logic! All Americans wanted was someone who barks patriotism on the outside and sells every bit of the country to fill his pocket.


Daniel Says:

The thing is how his decline is happening is hampering his amazing 4 in a row. It’s like nowadays nobody remember that feat anymore and only focusing on his last 12 months down spiral. It’s really a shame if he indeed go out like these. I hope not, still think is just a phase. He is too good not to have at least one minicomebaxck. But he will have to figure it out on his own, nobody will do it for him. He has to want it, nothing we can do but wait or be more disappointed.


Wog Boy Says:

“..and sells every bit of the country to fill his pocket.”

I am not an American, but my understanding of world economy is that your country was sold well before Donald stepped into White House, you can really blame him for that, though people tend to blame him for everything, I blame him for Nole downfall…just to joing the blame club.

For example, last week I did the job for two of your secretaries (home and defense one) on their visit to Sydney. I Had a chance to speak with one person from the cargo plain that was following fhe other official planes, that person was flying one of 37 cargo planes during Obama’s trip to Africa, can you imagine 37 cargo planes loaded with everything for Obama family one week holiday in Africa. The very same person told me that costs were well over 100 million dollars and that US tax payers would go crazy if they knew the real cost of the trip to Africa. They even had booked safari trip in Tanzania (like Agassi) but they had to cancel it due to costs of bringing special sharp shooters team from USA to shoot every animal that decides to approach Obama family, thanks God for that, how many animals would’ve been killed? I don’t see Mr Donald doing that kind of trip, do you?


Wog Boy Says:

^^
“You can’t really blame him for that” should say.


Wog Boy Says:

I didn’t started it, he started it..


skeezer Says:

“It is nice to read Fed fanatics posts about Nole’s downfall, so respectful towards Nole as they always were..”
Glad you enjoyed them. Maybe you and the church shouldn’t have p!ssed on Fed when Novak was on fire and winning. Too bad. Karma baby.


Wog Boy Says:

Slimy, you didn’t get my post, did you?
I thought you are smarter than that, but as usual, you are FOS Slimy.


Van Persie Says:

“Maybe you and the church shouldn’t have p!ssed on Fed when Novak was on fire and winning.”

No worries, we still do ;)


Van Persie Says:

and fyi, I disliked this dude, before I liked Novak


Van Persie Says:

One last thing, before I will start to work, next time please mention also Nr. 2 not only the p!ssing, Skeezer.


Truth Says:

F_d fans aren’t important enough for me to obsess over but they sure show their nonsense all over the media outlets and forums.
The real church of the Stupids. Playing victim, whining for removal of posts that don’t lie about F_d to elevate him to “g_d” status. I have zero interest in fake F_d religion brainwashing which the many tennis players got trapped in.
Maybe Djoker got brainwashed by the media and lost interest in competing.
After all, the weak era’s Hewitt and Roddick were beyond losing. They were pitiful cult members. LMAO!

If Djoker actually comes back to tennis. It’s not for the ego or arrogance (unlike F_ed).
It’s for the good of tennis, because deep down, Djoker isn’t an arrogant phony that needs the hyperbolic media and players to intimidate his opponents in order to win/entertain.
He can get his head out of his flexible butt once in a while, and be fun & approachable off court too.


kriket Says:

Wog Boy you should just stfu.


Wog Boy Says:

Duvaj ga kriket.


Wog Boy Says:

Besides, do you have problem?


kriket Says:

Yeah, the problem is your bullshit never stops. You talk too much and you talk like you know everything when infact you know shit.

You just keep spamming this forum with it.


Wog Boy Says:

Did I hit the nerve with Nole’s joke, sorry. Sada nastavi da ga duvas supcino.


Wog Boy Says:

One more thing, you keep posting your BS and I’ll keep posting mine BS and stay away from each other, jasno?


kriket Says:

Odjebi matori debeli gmazu. Get a life you ignorant fugly bastard.


Wog Boy Says:

I did hit a nerve, didn’t I?;) Duvaj devojcice, duvaj;)


Willow Says:

WOW Choice language ….


Mridul Says:

Federer and Nadal fans are saying that Novak is lucky to have won 4 slams in a row when Federer and Nadal were not at their best the last couple of years, the same can be said about Federer and Nadal as well. They are lucky to have won their 18th and 15tth grandslam respectively as Djokovic is not performing at his usual self the last 12 months.


J-Kath Says:

I was away but had Nole’s match recorded for me – I was shocked and remain speechless ….where is the the real Nole?


Sport Says:

At age of 30, Novak’s prime years are probably behind him, however he is still one of the top men’s players and can still be a threat at any tournament.

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