World No. 1 Novak Djokovic Celebrates 32nd Birthday Wednedsay
by Tom Gainey | May 22nd, 2019, 8:37 am
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Happy Birthday to Novak Djokovic who turns 32 today. The World No. 1 is enjoying a brief week of rest before returning next week to Roland Garros where he will resume his bid for a second French Open title and a second Career Slam.

After a loss Sunday to Rafael Nadal in the Rome final, Djokovic tipped the Spaniard as the favorite to win again in Paris.

“Nadal, number one favorite, without a doubt, then everyone else,” Djokovic said.

“But I think it’s going to be a good tournament. Dominic Thiem is playing some really, really good tennis. He can beat anybody really, especially on clay. Fognini also playing great quality tennis. He showed it against Nadal in Monte-Carlo what he’s capable of.

“I’m looking forward to it. I think it’s going to be a great tournament.”

Here’s now Novak stacks up with Nadal and Roger Federer when they turned 32:


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14 Comments for World No. 1 Novak Djokovic Celebrates 32nd Birthday Wednedsay

Van Persie Says:

Happy Bday, Nole!
Let’s see what kind of draw is gifted to Nole tomorrow 😉


Sabine Tölke-Rückert Says:

Lieber Novak,
Alles Gute zu deinem Geburtstag und für dein nächstes Lebensjahr – alles, was du zum Wachsen brauchst!
Seit 2 Jahren verfolge ich deine Tennislaufbahn ( ich bin jetzt 76!) und bin fasziniert von deinem Können aber auch von dir als Mensch.
Ich wünsche dir Erfolg in Roland Garros und auch bei den weiteren
Grand Slams!


Django Says:

Thiem, medvedev, zverev, tsitpas, RBA, del Porto, fed


EMILIA Says:

MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY, NOLE!

AND MANY RETURNS OF MASTERS AND GRAND SLAMS!

SRECAN RODJENDAN PONOSE NAS!!


Wog Boy Says:

“Djokovic is very complete, he serves better than what it seems and he moves in an amazing way, when he is doing well he has no falls, he has no weaknesses, you do not know how to play him, you move him but he is always forward.
From the baseline he has no weaknesses, he is the most complete guy in history.”

Thanks Nalbandian


Wog Boy Says:

“Djokovic is very complete, he serves better than what it seems and he moves in an amazing way, when he is doing well he has no falls, he has no weaknesses, you do not know how to play him, you move him but he is always forward.
From the baseline he has no weaknesses, he is the most complete guy in history.”

Thanks Nalbandian


Daniel Says:

It goes pretty fast. Still remember vividly that insane Montreal run when he really burts the scene in 2007. A long way he has come, and maybe is on a verge of an unprecedented achievement in mens contemporary tennis. Best of luck Novak!


skeezer Says:

“Djokovic thinks about tennis, about the top 100 players so that they could earn more money. But I tell that without facts”, said Medvedev. On Djokovic apparently pushing for the ATP President Chris Kermode to leave the Board, he added: “It may be true.”

This is how you push un truths, “without facts” equals I really don’t know. It is clear however Medvedev wants to is push his own agenda.
#fakenews


Wog Boy Says:

The only fake news is serial offender’s injured leg.

Nothing fake in Medvedev opinion that serial offender is selfish and that Nole cares about outside of top end players and want them to get better share of the prize money.
Nothing fake in Medvedev opinion that only players council makes decisions and if you are not member it’s none of your business to get involved in making their decisions even if your initials are RF.
Obviously Medvedev is not fake person, he speaks his mind in his native broken English and to understand him you have to be fluent in broken English, otherwise you can’t understand the way person that speaks broken English makes sentences.
I will translate this time, not knowing the facts imply that he doesn’t know what happens inside the players council, so he doesn’t know who supports who and how they voted and it may not be true what others (including serial offender) are talking and writing about that particular matter, he was crystal clear where he stand and what is his opinion about that particular matter and about players that tried to budge in uninvited and why Nole clearly ignored them.
Try to read slowly next time and keep in your mind that people who speak broken English, think on native language then translate that in English and make sentences the way they would do in their native language, so the words in sentences are not on order they should be the English is your first language, that’s why we have Rafa, Delpo, Medvedev and others often misquoted.


Wog Boy Says:

^^
As you can see in my post, I am more than qualified to translate broken English (master degree) I managed to mix and match the words even trying hard not to do it and I learned English true my education from primary school upwards, obviously was skipping classes, most of these players learn English by ear (listening others) and they should be commended for their efforts to learn and speak even they know very well they won’t express themselves properly.


Django Says:

I see the draw that Nole got most of the players I predicted above. I must be psychic.


chrisford1 Says:

That or psychotic, Django…as the joke goes.
And speaking of jokes, del Potro a couple years back said he doesn’t have to know what half he would land in once he saw where Djokovic was.

Smooth seas for Nadal. All the danger is in the Top half, not his.

As for Fed, still not good! He’d have to beat Tsisipas, then Nadal, then the winner of the loaded top half. Which could be Djokovic or Thiem -to get his title. Ain’t gonna happen!


Daniel Says:

Yeah Django,

Nadal virtually in final, He has a bye to QF where maybe he will play Kei, if he gets that far. Than Tsisi or Fed, or Wawa (long maybe) in semis. Is the greek ready to take down Nadal in 5 on RG semis to reach his first GS final? Really tall order, and that if he gets that far.

Nadal only enemy before finals is himself, meaning injury.

Finals from top half is either Djoko, Thiem or DelPo.

That pretty much sums RG: who Nadal will play in semis, if one of the 3 “main” players reaches there? And who he will play in finals? If we’ll have another Djoko x Nadal final.

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