Novak Djokovic Arrives At Wimbledon, And He’s Already Hitting

by Staff | June 23rd, 2024, 4:06 pm
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Just 18 days or so after right knee surgery, Novak Djokovic has arrived at Wimbledon where today he was out on the practice grounds hitting tennis balls.

Djokovic has surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus less than three weeks ago in Paris, and now the 37-year-old could be ready for Wimbledon where he’s won seven times and taken 34 of his last 35 matches.


The Serb also has his sights set on the Olympics at the end of July, but by practicing today on grass it would appear he’s going to try to be ready and risk it to win a 25th Grand Slam starting next week. Otherwise, why even try returning on grass?

Djokovic will have to make the transition from clay to grass and then back to clay. How the knee holds up with the low bounces and slick grass will be interesting to watch, if he does play.


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15 Comments for Novak Djokovic Arrives At Wimbledon, And He’s Already Hitting

Giles Says:

Certainly doesn’t sound like the faker had any surgery at all!


chrisford1 Says:

Giles – how does it feel to know that Djokovic became truly great in a career and sport?
And knowing you will never be?

The players? They want to be in the company of greatness. Same with elite athletes, performers of all kinds, the true scientific geniuses they benefit from being around. To be around a GOAT like Messi, Novak, Paul McCartney, Elon Musk – even better.

In your sad world on the dole and never amounting to much, I’m sorry that eludes you. I figure your Mum’s home is empty of trophies of any sort. Didn’t even give her grand kids, but as years went on, and she assessed you closer, I suspect she thought it was for the best.


Alison hodge Says:

What about Doctors, Nurses, carers, firemen, and all the people out there that save lives, are they not considered worthy because they aren’t famous, and don’t, hit a ball, kick a ball, write songs, etc etc😒


Wog Boy Says:

You don’t capitalise doctor or nurse unless you put specific name after, besides, after trying really hard I couldn’t find what that has to do with CF1 post, unless as usual you go after him.


Alison hodge Says:

I don’t have to use specifics, when the statement, what are you doing with your life, making judgements, how do people on the Internet know what a person is doing with their lives, or what they are dealing with, we know what the rich and famous are doing, easy to give them plaudits, kiss their feet, and tell them how wonderful they are, when you don’t have a clue how the other half lives


Madmax Says:

Alison,

Long time.

Giles, gosh I read these posts with you here and you sound so ridiculous. Like a baby.

Wogboring, enough said.

Skeezer and Alison, if you have not yet watched this – try to find it somewhere on a stream.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9Xn8Olq5-0

The full version is 1 hour and 20 minutes. I’ve just finished watching this and seriously, the background footage with Rafa, Novak (Roger’s words to Novak, at 32 minutes into the video, and then I think at 40 minutes, and then at the very end), would utterly shame you WB. Utterly shame you.

The love is all there. What a wonderful, super memory for all of them.

Giles you need to come on here and say something positive for a change, because you are stuck on repeat.

Good luck to Novak at Wimbledon, and I hope too that Andy recovers properly. It will be extremely sad not to see Rafa play here too –

All change, but let’s see how these guys play out.

Wonderful Wimbledon, about to begin…


Wog Boy Says:

“The love is all there.” ?!😂😂😂

Love was never ever there, since 2006 when Mr 40:15 was rubbishing Nole and calling him “a joke”. We all know what Mr 40 : 15 wanted, he wanted to get into Nole’s head, recognising the danger in the future, like he did to so many players, but Balkan heads are slightly different 😉

Mutual respect, yes. Love?! You cannot be serious!


Wog Boy Says:

How can anyone forget The Finger Lady:

https://youtu.be/kUJWxJ3BOWQ?si=EnLC7kCADUjMjEJ8

PS
Whenever I feel down I go to YT to watch it, the one point that never arrived and I feel better immediately.


chrisford1 Says:

2 parts – I liked Feds interview fine, thoughtful guy well groomed in PR. But with praise, there are the apologies to Novak and his people from him for not giving Djokovic the respect he should have gotten from Fed and his camp. And explained how Fedfans hated Djokovic. I’ll put a 2nd post out with a text on Fed and his fan’s Djoko-hate which he worked to show he didn’t share.

On Andy, Venus and on a few others. People that are old, slowed with age, permanently slowed by injury. More tough love is needed – media, fans, players themselves need to be honest if washed up, no longer competitive and never will be again. They, the old media that covered them and think of them as ‘family’, the player’s teams, sponsors can’t expect tennis as an organization to carry them indefinitely as some entitlement.

If Andy “recovers properly”, Madmax, he will still be the 357th Ranked. A deluded shadow of himself that hasn’t won anything in 7 years and never will. Venus was 43 and ranked 407th and hadn’t won anything even longer than Andy, and still got her customary wild card in 2023. Venus isn’t deluded, she just likes hanging around.

Gerontocracies hurt politics, show casting with ridiculously older leading men, aged generals in their late 60s, even 70s running wars they can’t grasp the tech of that kill the young men they send to die.


chrisford1 Says:

While Roger was honest in many ways – he tries explaining his lack of respect as merely misreading “technical flaws” – elements of Djokovic’s game that he thought put him in a lower tier than himself and Nada, glossing over the personal rancor. More in the camps with Feds people being snotty and disparaging then Novaks Dad playing peacemaker, Balkan style, with a flamethrower. Offense at Djokers mimicry skills, humble roots.

Mentioning this before Feds remarks on fans because the Fedtards DID take their cue from Fed and his people – The Fed camp loved Humble Rafa and his adoration of Roger, no?? But Djokovic was this Darkness from the East. With Western media fresh from cheering as NATO bombed Serbia 5 years before, feeding the bad Serb villain narrative. And Fed (and Rafa) not making much effort to correct the spin.

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I guess he was the party crasher of Rafa and Roger fans,” Federer continued.

“There was a lot of Rafa-Roger love there, so when Novak came probably a lot of people said, ‘Look, we don’t need a third guy. We’re happy with Roger and Rafa’.

“The Federer fans at the beginning didn’t really like him because they just thought, ‘Roger’s a bit more easy, he does it with ease’.

“Then Novak came in with his strong personality and that unbelievable grit of wanting to win at all costs. I think also Novak was triggered by the relationship with the fans. I think that deep focus maybe scared some people away.

“I think he’s been a little bit misunderstood. I look past the media and I see at the end the man he is. If I take away his game, who is he? What are his values? I know he cares very deeply about his family.”

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chrisford1 Says:

I guess he was the party crasher of Rafa and Roger fans,” Federer continued.

“There was a lot of Rafa-Roger love there, so when Novak came probably a lot of people said, ‘Look, we don’t need a third guy. We’re happy with Roger and Rafa’.

“The Federer fans at the beginning didn’t really like him because they just thought, ‘Roger’s a bit more easy, he does it with ease’.

“Then Novak came in with his strong personality and that unbelievable grit of wanting to win at all costs. I think also Novak was triggered by the relationship with the fans. I think that deep focus maybe scared some people away.

“I think he’s been a little bit misunderstood. I look past the media and I see at the end the man he is. If I take away his game, who is he? What are his values? I know he cares very deeply about his family.”


Alison hodge Says:

Oh dear lol, sorry Fed fans, but that woman standing wagging her finger, what was she thinking, don’t count your chickens, it ain’t over till the fat lady singer’s etc etc


chrisford1 Says:

Me again. The three posts in a row were supposed to be two, but my 2nd post vanished, so I wrote a new Part 2, just the Fed quote on fans.

Which is now the 3rd post as the missing post appeared after two days delay.

My fault. I may have used a word for Fed Fans that may have had the screening algorithm hold up the post for review. At least, that is why I think it was held up. I’d mention the ‘bad’ Fed fan word here, but it could maybe hold this post up, too.

Though I am a Djokovic fan, I don’t hold Novak up as a saint dissed by two other Legends and some criticism is fair. The overcelebrating, racket smashing, hypochondria, on court family and coach melodramas with Novak, use of the MTO to stop play and chill down an opponent in the zone – more frequently than other players. Though all players use some gamesmanship.


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