Despite The Loss To Karlovic, Novak Djokovic Says He Still Had A “Good Week” In Doha
by Tom Gainey | January 9th, 2015, 10:15 am

Despite two losses yesterday, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic leaves Doha in good spirits. Playing in Doha for a first time, Djokovic fell yesterday to Ivo Karlovic in the singles quarterfinals and then later lost to Rafael Nadal in the doubles.

“Well, I had plenty of matches, singles and doubles, I think six in total, so I think it’s good,” Djokovic said. “Obviously I wish I could go further at least in singles, but it’s the way it is. But it was a good week. I want to thank the organizers of the tournament and everybody for welcoming me and my team, my family. It was really enjoyable experience.”

Djokovic also hinted that the fever that forced him to withdraw from Abu Dhabi is still hanging around.

“Well, still going through my system, but it will be fine for Melbourne,” he said. “Obviously I have more than enough time.”

Djokovic will be the top seed when the Australian Open begins in nine days.

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10 Comments for Despite The Loss To Karlovic, Novak Djokovic Says He Still Had A “Good Week” In Doha

Hamza Says:

With Dr. Ivo, the match is always tricky. You are always going to have tie breakers. You could be in the form of your life but lose to Dr. Ivo.

Okiegal Says:

Dr. Ivo got a shot in the butt today by Ferrer, the little “bulldog”. VAMOS…..My 3rd fav…..Deliciano my 4th fav……what can I say I love the Spaniards and a Scot!!

Yolita Says:

Okiegal, Ferru won indeed, but the match was decided by a couple of points. 3 TBs. It could have gone either way. That’s what makes Ivo so dangerous.

Okiegal Says:

@Yolita…..Yeah, three tiebreakers……it can go either way in a sec! I watched part of the match, and it was too close for comfort. U R so right, Dr. Ivo could have shot Daveeed in the butt but instead he shot himself in the foot by a DF. I did feel sorry for him when he did that…..but oh well that’s just how tense and pressurized serving can be when trying to stay in it or close it out. That’s what I love about this sport. Not knowing the outcome. Just like Rafa started his match against Berrer…..6-1 I think…..then loses the next 2 sets…..go figure????

Michael Says:

He was not there even for a week and he says that he had a good week. May be, he misspelt it. It should read as weekend.

skeezer Says:

Wow, Raonic does an Ivo and takes down Ishi in 3 TB’s.

Margot Says:

Nowhere to put this so sorry to muscle in on Nole’s thread but am thrilled at the way Andy’s been playing at the Hopman. 1st serve much better, evidence of work on 2nd, backhand back and so fast!
@the DA
He’s looking like the biz!

Okiegal Says:

@Margot… away…..your are proud of your guy and telling us how you feel! Fine with me……sometimes we just feel the need to bust our buttons and do some bragging. Good like to my # 2 fav! I thought he was very hard hitting against Rafa the other day…. he looked good to me!

Okiegal Says:

@Skeezer….same exact scoreline. I’ll bet that was an awesome match. I’ll have to dig up the ace count.

Okiegal Says:

@Margot…..should be good luck….oops…..

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