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"AP sports on time, the top two teams in the AP's college basketball poll were in action Wednesday, both won but in opposite ways. Number one Houston jumped on tulane early and rolled past the green wave easily 89 59. Number two Alabama had to go to overtime to overtake South Carolina for good, 78, 76. Brandon Miller who took the court amid a police report linking him to a fatal shooting year, Alabama's campus scored 41 points, including the basket that tied the game in the final seconds of regulation time. Hockey with trade rumors surrounding him, the Blackhawks Patrick Kane scored two more goals to base a four three win over the stars. The islanders also won by a goal. Russell Westbrook played in Los Angeles with the Lakers until two weeks ago, and now he will play with LA's other team, the clippers signing a deal on Wednesday. Novak Djokovic says he has asked American authorities for special permission to enter the United States to play tennis tournaments in California and Florida despite being unvaccinated against the coronavirus. I'm Tom mariam AP sports.

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"djokovic  " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

08:03 min | 2 months ago

"djokovic " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Was for equaling the record. I mean, look, I don't think you should ever be having a federal aid. But again, that was overtaking. That was overtaking a record. They've all got stuff on their shoes, and they and you know, but hang on. And making serious points about clothing here, David. Yeah, but they've all got their little how many troves they want. Blazing on their shoes. That's different. This was very specific. For the record. Should he not have waited? I mean, I think we all think he's going to win 23. Is he gone too soon with the jacket? Because now if he has a 23 jacket, it's a bit like. This is thing now. Then he's got to keep going and I've 24 jacket. I'm personally all right with it. I mean, I do think it's a bit naff, I do. But I also think, well, yeah, it's just bloody hard. And I mean, it is extraordinary what he's done. And his team had t-shirts. I'm less into that. I'm less into the team, t-shirts, to be quite honest with you. That I'm not a great fan of. He's the one who's done it. You know, in order to be in that team, weren't there for like the first 6 times. I'm not so into that. I'm all right with him. Do whatever you want but I don't know. I don't like it. No, I don't love it either. Great. Can you just weigh in on whether you think there was a calendar slam jacket? I hadn't thought about that, but now I'm really, I really want to desperate to know. So where is it, David? Did he burn it? Well, he's saving it for this year. Well, what about Serena Williams? Did she have one? Serena's never done a number. On an item of clothing. Okay. I remember these things, David. She's heard the whole, you know, cost it, you know, name on the shoes and stuff, but they all do that. Imagine if there was like a very specific to the number. I'm just wondering if there's like somewhere in tennis towers somewhere, a lost property bin full of mist moments, like tweets that live in drafts. Absolutely. Exactly. Welcome to my world David. This is all I can think about. It's a good talk. It's a podcast in there. Unused items of naff clothing. Great, everyone's tuning in. What did we think? We've alluded to those celebrations, Djokovic on the court. They scenes of him. Well, there's a couple of things here. There is the initial walking over to his play a box and pointing towards his head, his heart, and his testicles. Which is also a sort of thing that I remember our careers. He didn't do it. He didn't point to his testicles. But he did do a post. I thought jackets was lowering. So we said we've said testicles now three times on this podcast. But it sort of works a bit better in Spanish because it's three C's. It's cabet that got a thon and cojones. Okay, so it's a sort of it's a rolls off the tongue a bit more and close emojis, didn't he? No, that possibility. Yeah. I feel like in emoji form and in pointing form. I don't really need it. I did think Carlos, you know, I think quite highly I could do without that emoji. Thank you for not flagging that to my attention at the time. No, I knew you wouldn't like it. This is not specific to Djokovic, everybody uses that I know everyone's rolling their eyes at this is not the time to have this rant. But the gendered nature of that word, it's damaging. It's really damaging language matters, the fact that what you mean is courage. But by calling it balls, you are making it something specifically male. Exclusively and specifically male and that is damaging. It's the very I know Djokovic isn't thinking that when he's pointing to his testicles. I know nobody's thinking. When they use that term, it's totally unconscious, but that's the very definition of unconscious bias. This stuff matters, I've had to retrain myself. I used to say it, but I don't say it anymore. Me neither. Actually, because you pointed out to me a while back. Yeah, and I think if it's never occurred to you, I think that's I use gutsy now. Absolutely. Just use a non gendered term. It's very easy. And just there's no need to point. I don't think. No. There's really not. And then I'm going to attempt to raise the tone again. In that moment, though, I reckon. Well, well, the collapse in the player's box. Yeah, that was something, wasn't it? Was really something, given how, frankly, unremarkable the match had been. In lots of ways, is a tennis match, it wasn't that great. Then you had this moment which I've never seen anything like that. It was happening just below us. And so we could see that something was happening. I could see him climbing on the rails of the box and doing that. Well I've raised it, raising his hand above his head and I've got a close up because I've got beating. I've got the TV pictures at the time. And yeah, I mean, he was quite precarious what he was trying to do to get in there and then they helped him in. And then it was just a mass scrum of celebration, bear hugs with about 8 people at the same time, and then a really heartfelt hug with his brother that lasted forever and his mom as well. And you could see that he was starting to become really emotion at that point. And then it was almost like he passed out with the emotion and he just sort of his energy just drained from him and he had to lie down, sobbing and he couldn't he couldn't handle it. He just couldn't handle the amount he's being carrying around with him, I suspect, you know, in order to function and you can have whatever opinions you have about the hamstring or not the way he handles no matter what, this was a lot of pressure he's carrying around and it just all came out in that moment. And yeah, and for about a minute or two, he was on his back and they were trying to just sort of almost bring him round or just help him to kind of compose himself again and then he got back down onto the court. And then he goes and sits on the chair and sobs into the towel for a good period of time. I mean, it was an extraordinary release of emotion. Yeah. I can relate to it. I think in one or two, just very different situations in my life when I've tried to be strong about something and not not let anything get to me and then you finally reach a point where you can take them or you reach the end or whatever it might be and you just sort of let it go. It was yeah it was quite a moment, wasn't it? 7 or

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"djokovic  " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

06:43 min | 2 months ago

"djokovic " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"The New York Times, a friend of this parish, and he was saying he was explaining to the audience why Novak Djokovic is the most interesting of the big three. And this is why it might also be the same reasons why he's the least loved, or the least universally liked, but all of those things make him the most interesting psychologically of the three. Now people will, you know, everybody will find that to be the case. But I think there's a very strong argument for that. It's complex. I mean, Chris wrote that in his own book about Roger Federer. It was making of the master, but he did sections on all of the big three and various other people that Federer would have come into touch with and he was very clear. Djokovic is so interesting to cover. You could never get bored. Of just trying to find out how did we get from there to there in his world? And he and Nadal, who were both now tied on 22 major titles, they are two supreme competitors, the like of which I've barely ever seen ever in any other sport. But in two completely different ways, aren't they? You feel like Nadal is this incredible competitor because it competitor because he has this unparalleled ability to stay in the present. To just this point, this moment this shot is everything. It's life or death to me in this split second. Djokovic is all about the macro, isn't it easiest, incredible competitive competitor because you feel like his perspective is always panoramic. It's always on the bigger picture and what it means for his legacy and his greatness and what it will mean in Serbia and all of that. All about the big picture. Absolutely. He will have lapses. He will disappear mentally for a period of time because he's not lighting it all. He can't do that. But what he can do then is suddenly pull it back and be even more incredible when a player least expects it because he's just managed to focus again. Sort of the same headline trait, but manifesting in two completely different ways. It's fascinating, and of course, you know, amplified in how fascinating it is by the fact that they're both now tied on 22, which is a moment to talk about the race. Yes, which is your moment to shine. I must say Goran managed to make it sound a little bit dull by calling it a handball match. Twice. I'm sure I'm sure there's lots of people that enjoy handball. Handball is huge. I know Croatia. And I think he's probably getting the crazy score. Yeah, you know? I mean, that's not normal. It was a tough crowd for that. It was a bit. David gave me a briefing face like I see what you're getting at Goran. He was also trying to tell a few funnies as he was saying, and I thought I've got to give him a bit of support. But it's the first time Djokovic has had a share of the lead or he's always, he's always been behind. Well, I think maybe we've been on 2020. They've all been on 20 first time he's had a share of the lead with just one other person. Wow. And of course, I thought gorham put it well when he said, you know, this was this was Djokovic's home court, you know, this is sort of his hold of serve, if you like, and now it's now it's over to Roland Garros, which is Nadal's home court and can Djokovic break. And I think such a good. I think the eggs Djokovic has got is he's kind of got two home courts at the moment because you know he's extremely dominant at Wimbledon as well. He's won there every time since what 2018? Yeah, so I think it's advantage Djokovic and I also think Catherine we were talking about this in the in the taxi on the way in to Melbourne park today. Like the Australian opening anti hero come on, which was we're talking about the Grand Slam race listening to Taylor Swift. It was all of our favorite things. Thanks for the clarification. But I think the Australian open in the men's game has really set the tone for the season because Federer Nadal and Djokovic have had such a grip on that event. That we haven't started the season with an unexpected winner and it's like, oh, okay, now there's a chance for these youngsters. It's like every year we start clean and one of the big three wins the Australian open and it's like, oh, okay, so this is happening again. They're sort of gatekeeping those slams. And now we're on to Roland Garros and Wimbledon, which favored Nadal on clay, Djokovic on grass. As I've just said, that's their home courts as well. Whereas if Djokovic had lost tonight, he wouldn't be tied and suddenly, you know, since the passes won a slam. And it would have been he's emboldened. Perhaps felt like a victory. You could imagine sort of Felix or jail and the rest of them punching the air like it's possible. Yes. There's a sort of trickle down effect. Absolutely. But as it is, the tone has been set again. Djokovic is way better than everyone else who was here. Obviously, Nadal is compromised at the moment. And the idea of Novak Djokovic not winning more slams this season right now feels kind of preposterous. You know, he's playing so well. And you can almost do his little power play of saying I'll tell you what you lot just toodle off to in new miles of Miami. I'll just put my feet up and then see you and we get down to the grand slams again. Imagine this is

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"djokovic  " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

06:23 min | 2 months ago

"djokovic " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Com forward slash podcast. Now then. Novak Djokovic. It's quite good in there. I mean, he's so much better than everybody else. With alcaraz on the sidelines and with Nadal, an unknown quantity physically, he is just so much better than everybody else. That's the long and short of it. Yeah, I mean, I think the fact that he played surpass when sits about was coming into this match in really good form. And fresh. There was nothing wrong with him. He was fine. He had to deal with the occasion. But so did Djokovic, obviously massively more experienced and aside from a wobble in the second set when Djokovic got really, really stressed. Once he started to relax, I mean, and I felt like he was ultra focused and composed in the first set, stressed in the second and then he relaxed in the third because it all started to flow. And he just he can do things to an opponent he can upset and unsettle an opponent unlike anybody else. I think, and then he also has a gear when he himself relaxes and he can actually just wipe the floor with you. Even if you're playing well. Because in the final set tiebreak, they were both playing well at the same time. And I'm watching Djokovic, I wasn't commentating on that said I was watching him up close and I was thinking, sits the passes, making miracles happen to hold onto his serve to force this tie break because I could see the look in Djokovic's eyes. Now he's unencumbered. He's no longer bothered by all these things that are being worrying him. He's just letting it flow and I think that that's nigh on unbeatable on hardcourt. And sits the past through the lot for about ten minutes there and he didn't really get close because Djokovic is just too good. I thought this match would be about how much Djokovic could pick on and expose the sitter backhand and there was a lot of that and I do think this is the best backhand was exposed. You know, it made me feel naive about my takes having watched him against Karen hatcher of where, you know, his backend stood up to scrutiny, but a wasn't hitting that many of them and be the scrutiny wasn't that. Intense, quite frankly, nowhere near the scrutiny that Novak Djokovic applied to it today. I mean, the sound of the ball coming off the racket on that backhand side for the first set was sort of tinny and none of the hits felt clean. It was just sitting there begging to be hit and yes, that battle did exist. If Djokovic maneuvering the ball onto the sit to pass backhand, but Djokovic also out four handed Stefano sit to pass today and deliberately. That I was not expecting. That was unreal. A massively so. Yeah. Like, Djokovic forehand was a bigger weapon and also more reliable. I think was well over 20 unforced errors on the forehand Djokovic was a handful of unforced errors. And he was going for it. He wasn't being aggressive on that shot. Absolutely. And I think he wanted those forehand rallies as a way also to open up the sits of a back end. It's a classic. You've got to go to the strength to open up the weakness a bit more. And then doing so, he turned sits past his strength into a weakness and there were a lot of points in that second set in particular. Where I felt like finally sits a pass was playing the right sort of game style. It was pretty flat in the first set. So it's a pass. It was interesting their demeanors, Djokovic, as you said, David was calm and confident in that first set. Sits past didn't really show up. I didn't think. But he did start having a bit more impact in the second set. He started doing some damage with those ground strokes. But then on pretty much all the, all the big moments, he made errors, sits a pass. He didn't play well when it mattered. And it was an execution problem, I think, from today, I do genuine genuinely believe that sits a past stepped onto that court with a decent amount of belief that he could beat Novak Djokovic. He just didn't play well. I didn't think. And I think part of that is what we were saying the other night about how Djokovic makes you play badly and it's harder to play well against him than it is against other players for lots of reasons. But he also didn't seem to have the feel today, like it wasn't. It just wasn't there. I mean, that was the worst tiebreak I've ever seen. From both of them. We were like two points that went with dire. And he missed, I think he missed four, four hands in the first 6 points of that. But these weren't tough forehands by Stephanie sitz about. This is a guy with a great forehand who couldn't get it in. forehand that I was marveling over two days ago. I was, you know, I was drooling over it. I couldn't believe it. We spent ten minutes talking to Jim gorier about it yesterday. We got a fool. What is this shot? Was that other forehand that you had the other day? Imagine how he feels? It's funny though, stephanos did to pass and look that he came into press pretty quickly. There was a lot of sort of, I felt like in his press conference, he was trying to talk himself into feeling certain ways. He didn't want really to talk about how gutted he is. He was very much talking a good game about this being a good tournament overall. And, you know, wanting to look forward and not back. That's a direct quote I've already forgotten about the match. Bless him.

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Djokovic beats Tsitsipas for 10th Australian Open, 22nd Slam

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 2 months ago

Djokovic beats Tsitsipas for 10th Australian Open, 22nd Slam

"And emotional Novak Djokovic has beaten stephanos to extend his Australian open record to ten victories from ten finals, the Serb who battled injuries earlier in the event closed out a 6 three 7 6 7 6 win that took a fraction under three hours to complete Djokovic climbed into his team box after the victory and broke down in tears before returning to the court to accept the winner's trophy. He's a huge relief because, you know, it hasn't been hasn't been smooth sailing. In addition to the title, the victory returns him to the top of the world rankings, and more significantly, secures his 22nd Grand Slam singles crown, Johnny Spanish rival, Rafael Nadal. I'm Graham agar's.

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Djokovic tops Paul; faces Tsitsipas in Australian Open final

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 2 months ago

Djokovic tops Paul; faces Tsitsipas in Australian Open final

"No, that joke of it just ended the run of the American Tommy Paul to move into the men's Australian open final and give himself a shot at a tenth title in Melbourne. The Serbian advance with a 7 6 6 one 6 two score line that belied just how hard he had to work for victory with Paul bush and Djokovic to many long draining rallies, some lasting more than 20 shots. He will meet the former French Open finalist, if Anna sets a pass in the battle for the title, the flamboyant Greek star, reaching his first Australian open finale with a fighting force that win over the hard hitting Karen kajen off. I'm Graham agar's.

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Paul tops Shelton at Australian Open, faces Djokovic next

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 2 months ago

Paul tops Shelton at Australian Open, faces Djokovic next

"25 year old Tommy Paul has become the first American men semifinalist at the Australian open since Andy Roddick back in 2009, his victory, though, coming at the expense of fellow American Ben Shelton. Polled took just over three hours to post a tense forced victory and earned a final four showdown with Novak Djokovic who crashed Andrei Rublev. 5th seed are in a sabalenka, the highest remaining women's seat straight said had done a decade, now takes on surprising 30 year old Paul Magdalene, who reached her first major semifinal. I'm Graham agar's.

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Shelton, Paul give US 3 men in quarters at Australian Open

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 2 months ago

Shelton, Paul give US 3 men in quarters at Australian Open

"Americans are now guaranteed of an Australian open men's semifinal birth after fighting fourth round wins by debutante Ben Shelton and Tommy Paul, Shelton won the all American battle with JJ Wolfe, securing a roller coaster fight, said win 6 two and the last, he now faces Paul, who reached his first major quarterfinal, with a Forsyth win over the Gritty Spaniard, Roberto Bautista, a good. The winner of that match into the final four. Another Djokovic conceded just 5 games to Alex demona on his way to the quarters, his heavily strapped left hamstring, seemingly giving him little trouble. I'm Graham agar's

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Best Australian since '04 for US men; Djokovic lone GS champ

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 2 months ago

Best Australian since '04 for US men; Djokovic lone GS champ

"9 time former champion Novak Djokovic has reached the Australian open fourth round despite nursing a left hamstring injury that is clearly affecting his movement. The Serbian straits that had Grigor Dimitrov, stepping it up when he needed to and now takes on Australian hope, Alex demon are. Three American men also reached the fourth round, Tommy Paul bidding fellow American Jenson brooksby, and JJ Wolfe winning the all American clash with Michael mo that the set up another all USA clash with Ben Shelton that guaranteeing at least one American in the quarterfinals. I'm Graham agar's

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Australian Open offers reminders that sports reflect society

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

Australian Open offers reminders that sports reflect society

"Day two of the Australian open was interrupted twice once by blazing heat and then by rain. There were some significant winds squeezed in between the weather dramas though. The most notable if I said win by veteran Andy Murray, who knocked out the 13 seed Mateo bertini in a battle at lasted, almost 5 hours. The man's 9 time champion, Novak Djokovic, celebrated his return to Australia after his COVID ban last year that by safely reaching the second round. Taylor Fritz shall be Rogers and Taylor Townsend, led the American charge into round two. I'm Graham agar's

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Djokovic receives warm welcome in Melbourne return

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 months ago

Djokovic receives warm welcome in Melbourne return

"Just feels great to be back in Australia back in Melbourne. It was at an exhibition match. His opponent. Djokovic was deported ahead of last year's Australian open for refusing to say whether he had been vaccinated for the coronavirus. Vaccination requirements have been dropped. Djokovic pointed out his first Grand Slam victory was at the Australian open. 15 years later, I'm here again and I'm competing at the high level, so I must be very grateful for this opportunity to be here. So thank you guys for welcoming me in a good way during the exhibition match Djokovic and curios delivered trick shots and a mid match TV interview and teamed up with wheelchair and junior players. The two could meet in the quarterfinals at the Australian open. I'm Ed Donahue

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The Search for Meaning in 2022

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:24 min | 3 months ago

The Search for Meaning in 2022

"It's been quite a year and I want to summarize just some of the highlights Russia invading Ukraine. The Beijing Olympics, Novak Djokovic, Brown Jackson, the Canadian freedom trucker, truckers, the rise of the parents party overturning the mask mandate, roe versus wade being repealed. There was a lot of news where the items all throughout the year, but let's be honest. If you go back to some of the programs that we did earlier in the year, there was a kind of constant bend, a constant pivot towards the midterm elections. There were there was a lot of hope that was being put into the November midterm elections. 11 8. Now, it wouldn't be fair to say that it was all terrible, and that it was catastrophic across the board. But it was certainly a letdown. And I think a lot of you in this audience feel that and you see that. You thought that this would be a chance for us to reclaim the country that regular everyday citizens would be able to send a triumphant message and it just fell short. And it fell short in a very serious way, yes, we won the House of Representatives, the Senate we lost a seat in and so I mean, I look, I had this wonderful year in review that our team put together here, Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, Ron DeSantis was one of the winners of this year signing the Florida parental rights and education act. Roe versus wade was repealed praise God, even though Republicans didn't know how to deal with it politically. August, of course, remember Biden raided Mar-a-Lago. I thought it was one of the biggest political mistakes. We did not talk more about that raid during the midterm elections. Elon Musk bought Twitter this year, which was a big deal, probably a bigger deal than the midterm elections that allow us to talk openly about the vaccines and lockdowns, hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin. That was a huge victory for liberty. I'll be very honest personally the sabotage and the ambush of Kerry Lake was a very and still is a very difficult thing. For me to move on.

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Djokovic says no hard feelings over Australian deportation

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 3 months ago

Djokovic says no hard feelings over Australian deportation

"Djokovic was deported almost 12 months ago after arriving unvaccinated against the coronavirus. It's great to be back in Australia. They were strict virus restrictions in place at the time. Djokovic says he still has difficulty forgetting his deportation. But it is a valuable life experience for me and something that, as I said, will stay there, but I have to move on. As I said, and coming back to Australia, speaks how I feel about this country, how I feel about playing here. Djokovic has won the Australian opener record 9 times, including the last three times he played. I really look forward playing there. You know, it's been my favorite slam and results are proving that. The Australian government overturned a three year ban that came with Djokovic's deportation and granted him a Visa to return for the Australian open. I'm Ed Donahue

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"djokovic  " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

07:19 min | 4 months ago

"djokovic " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Every now and then I did have moments of having to remind myself I'm not in The O2 Arena because I spent almost all my time inside. I was so rarely outside. Once I entered through the doors, it was sort of you're in now. And it's just so visually similar not just the court. What you see on the TV is how it is. It is a slightly smaller version of the O2 without the slightly weird soulless shopping center surrounding it with a incredibly depressing harvester. The one where the one where the person we all know that shouldn't be shouldn't be named went on a terrible date. That is something I've said on the podcast before, isn't it? I can't remember. I know I've heard the story before. Whether the other thousands that are listening right now have, I can't tell you. I think anyway, anyway. Yeah, it happens. We're all friends here. It's incredibly similar. And I get it. Because it is visually fantastic. It's hard to see how you could make it look better, but equally I would like it to develop a bit of identity. And I don't know if that'll happen. Don't know, be interesting to see. But look at works. It sells out pretty much every session. And. That was in a year with no Italians in either the singles or the doubles, I would have loved to see an Italian player. Play and the crowd responds to them. Hopefully, you'll be surprised if that didn't happen next year. I got to be honest, Matt, I don't have anything else to say about Novak Djokovic other than he looks in just sublime form. He goes into 2023, know any can play the Australian open now. And I'm absolutely thrilled at the prospect of watching it all unfold. You know. I have nothing else to say. Do you have anything else to say? Not really. I think he's become the oldest champion of this event by about 5 years. Like it really is. Really? It really is an outlier, I think Arthur Ashe reached a final of at a very similar age. But in terms of winners, Djokovic is about 5 years older than Federer was when federal won his last one. And actually now, if you sort of look at his 6 titles here, it kind of tells you the story of Djokovic's career in a way because he won one way back in Shanghai in two 1008, which I must say I do often forget that he won that, but that was a real breakthrough and obviously Djokovic had a big break through then he had that period of just utter dominance in London where he won four in a row. And now he's won one at 35 to underline his longevity, which has become such a such a sort of key factor of his career as well. So you can sort of chart his career, I think, through his through his results at this event and yeah, of course, I think even if he hadn't won this, he was already well set up for 2023, but it sort of confirms that, yeah, he's still the guy going into next year. It is consistently remarkable to me how little we talk about Djokovic's age. Because he is the youngest of the three. When you consider how it feels like Nadal is just sort of being held together somehow at the moment. And Murray is obviously got a metal joint in Federer's really can't move properly like it. And Djokovic just doesn't look any different at all. No. It is extraordinary. The oldest ever champion at this event, but I think there's a few things going on firstly that his age just so rarely occurs to you because exactly as you say, David, he looks the same. To fill the gaps in the schedule that are I'll say again, too short for napping. We've been running classic matches and a lot of those have involved no vet Djokovic and he looks the same. And I think the other thing is the goalposts have been moved. Age wise over the last 5 to ten years by Federer and Nadal and Djokovic as well. But because he's that bit younger, he's sort of, again, as is defined his career, he's following, he's chasing his hunting. But he is 35. Ted years ago, that would be all that we would talk about. Oh my God, he's doing this and he's 35. Yes, went on drag as he did it. He was such an outlier. But we barely mention it. And under agas wasn't doing this at 35. It's crazy. It really is. And as you said, age is affecting him the least, I think, out of all those players. Nadal, as you said, looks his age. He's defying it still, but he looks his age now and Federer didn't win this much when he was this age. Maybe just about the start of 2017. He was about this sort of age, but it does seem like Djokovic has still got so much time. And actually, I think obviously one of the big talking points of this year is how little Djokovic has played and obviously that has been entirely self inflicted. But what it has given him is time on the practice court, which you don't normally get and that might that might have, in a way, have helped him. If we think of if we think of a canister as Federer gave us that expression, not playing so much this year, okay, it's affected him because he didn't pay the two hard court slams, which he could have won. But in the long run, it might have helped him develop his game and his 30s, which you don't normally get to do. And just not sort of warm him out so much. And yeah, he just looks, he just looks fresh, doesn't he? Which isn't a word that you would normally associate with a 35 year old, I think. Just around off the Djokovic chat, I also think this is the point that we've made before a few weeks ago, perhaps, but I do think it's one unintended good consequence of Djokovic's

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"AP sports I'm Dave fairy Yankees outfielder Aaron judge has become the second fastest player with 200 career home runs as he smacked his major league leading 42nd of the season in an 8 two pounding of the royals only Philadelphia's Ryan Howard has done it faster Judge is batting four 47 with 9 home runs in 21 RBIs in ten games since the all star break White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was hit with a three game suspension and fine for making contact with an umpire on Friday Anderson played on Saturday after appealing the penalty Novak Djokovic is holding out hope that he'll be able to compete in the U.S. open despite not being vaccinated against the coronavirus The 21 time Grand Slam champion says on social media that he's been training as if he'll play it flushing Meadows Tony finau shot a 7 under 65 to match Taylor pendrith at 21 under through three rounds of the rocket mortgage classic Phenol is trying to become the first to win consecutive regular season tournaments in three years And Henrik stenson is the leader at the live event in New Jersey three shots ahead of Dustin Johnson I'm Dave ferry AP sports

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Serena, Djokovic on US Open entry list - but might not play

"Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are on the official U.S. open entry lists released Wednesday but there's no guarantee they'll play Injuries have limited Williams to just one match during the past year And that was a first round loss at Wimbledon last month She said after the match that she wasn't sure she'd play again But later added there's lots of motivation to get better and to play at home Djokovic still refuses to be vaccinated for COVID-19 preventing him from traveling to the U.S. as a non citizen The USTA says it doesn't have a vaccine mandate for players but will respect the government's position regarding travel into the country for unvaccinated non citizens I'm Dave

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05:24 min | 9 months ago

"djokovic " Discussed on No Challenges Remaining

"It's one of the best streets out in a long time. And shouldn't feel comfortable on grass. She didn't really ever get in her mind to like a fake it till you make it place on grass for the thought she might. I thought she might just be like, look, I'm winning so much like how different congrats be. But for her, it kind of got in her head. And you could see that in the pandemic or COVID match where she was just like really shaky. But she got through that one, but not corneil. But how do you look back on how the streak ended first found tech and where it sets it up for her for going back into the hard courts? Actually, I get to play some clay, maybe in Warsaw first, potentially, maybe. Yeah. Yeah. It's hard to kind of be down on anyone, even the one on one losing in the third round of that considering how many matches you'd want in a row and I agree with you that yeah, she was already ringing with the lombards after the French Open and she was like, you know, I need a break. I'm probably not going to see me at the grocery store. She said, but you get the point. Yeah, so I wasn't really, it was surprising just how quickly it will happen and how that was against gournay, but yeah, I think the signs were there. And I think as we've discussed, I don't know, the something about just the way the street happened, the fact that I don't know went through so many WTA events and then arrived at the French Open, you know, still hadn't won a slam during the streak and I'm sure it was desperate to kind of almost validate it by winning Islamist as she kind of said afterwards to make it even more meaningful and then she just got over what she got through it and I think she just didn't have much left in the tank so she's been she's been on holiday in Italy and I think that will do her well and I think and hope that she'll come back and she comes back when it's right and not a moment too soon and then she'll be good. Credit to her also for setting up this exhibition charity event, which we've been hearing talk about for months now, which is finally got announced during Wimbledon. It's going to be in Kraków and she's going to play so that gets agar red Vancouver, which is pretty cool. It's all benefiting Ukraine and Ukraine and refugees and efforts there. So that's pretty pretty great. All right, boys time. The men's final Novak Djokovic won yet another Wimbledon hit 7th Wimbledon overall. His fourth Wimbledon in a row is 21st Grand Slam and wrote his first Grand Slam of the year. Beating Nicholas helmy curios in four sets in the final curious one, the first set Drake which lost the first set in his final and his semifinal against cam nori and in his quarterfinal against Henry lost the first two shots against the center. It came back each time. He's been so good and he's like so clearly a master of even if he says he's the happy best of three. He's on the record with that. I'll put that out there. He's so good at managing the best if I match. That's not curios actually said afterwards. When I played beat him before both times, it was invested three and when you win the first set against him there, he starts feeling more scoreboard pressure and he gets like he's not as free, whereas here, who's just set and it's like no big deal and he can still stay just as sharp and just as free and it's harder to make these big players scared. And that's what we saw repeatedly with a lot of players and this big three sort of error, especially Djokovic at all, maybe especially. They just don't get phased by dropping sets. They're just like, you're still so far from the finish line when you want to first that which is why I hate the format. Just like, why have meaningless sets? Anyway, Djokovic wins again. Is there much new to say about Djokovic? We covered most. We have covered most of its 21 grand slams on the show before. Or anything new strike you during this run. I mean, not in your in terms of him being an incredible tennis player and better than everyone else. And I don't just taste adaptation to grass and how this has become, you know, we're talking about this. It's become his second best damn and now he has 7. He's so good on this surf. But now he has 7, 7. 20 years ago, people thought that both San Francisco is 14 times in general, and it's 7. Wimbledon titles here were kind of like, you know, people thought that was special. Yeah. It is no longer special. People that's harsh, but yeah, I mean, in comparison, as I said, this is his second best lamb, it's not his number one. But yeah, he's kind of making his own error here, his own, this is his period. It's four in a row, and he, you know, I'm sure he'll be coming back to gunning for Federer, which is crazy to think about, so there was a better a.m. so yeah, he's stunning and he's played extremely well. I thought today against curios, he was very, very, very, very, very good. One blip in the first set on his serve and curios was playing, everything was flowing with curiosity played really well. But from the beginning of the second set, Djokovic just kind of just locked down his game completely the one thing he was really struggling with was reading curiosity.

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Novak Djokovic beats Nick Kyrgios for 7th Wimbledon title

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Novak Djokovic beats Nick Kyrgios for 7th Wimbledon title

"Novak Djokovic contends used to climb the ranks of all time greats with another victory at Wimbledon I am Lisa dwyer with the latest Novak Djokovic defeated Nick curios in the men's final at the all England club It's his fourth consecutive Wimbledon championship and 7th overall The top seeded yoga used as steady brilliance to beat the horrid serving constantly chattering curios in four sets Four 6 6 three 6 four and 7 6 The victory raises yoga's career haul to 21 Grand Slam trophies That puts him just one behind Rafi under Dahl's 22 which is the most in the history of men's tennis I'm Lisa

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"AP sports I'm David Shuster the New York Yankees just keep winning They scored early and often in their 12 5 victory Friday night at Boston and that 61 wins for The Bronx bombers Elsewhere American League Baltimore wanted 6th in a row rallying by the angels 5 to four with the other AL winners Texas Kansas City Detroit and Houston Over in the national league Michael Harris had four hits and four RBIs is Atlanta Cruz by Washington 12 to two Josh hader recorded save number 26 in Milwaukee's four three win over Pittsburgh with the other NL winners Miami Philadelphia Colorado San Diego and the Dodgers Off the field the all star starters were announced some highlights Mike Trout will be in his tenth game while Shohei Ohtani will start as the American League's DH and over in the national league Paul Goldschmidt will be in his 8th classic Pro basketball Damian Lillard will be staying with the Portland Trail Blazers agreeing to a two year extension worth $122 million antennas Novak Djokovic is into the finals at Wimbledon I'm David Shuster AP sports

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Djokovic moves into 8th Wimbledon final; will face Kyrgios

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Djokovic moves into 8th Wimbledon final; will face Kyrgios

"Djokovic is one match victory away from a fourth straight title at all England club following a two 6 6 three 6 two 6 four semifinal victory over British player Kim nori Djokovic reached his men's record 32nd Grand Slam title match 8 of which have come at Wimbledon Curious will be making his first Grand Slam final appearance The Australian advanced on Thursday when Rafael Nadal had to pull out of their semifinal match due to injury The women's final was scheduled for Saturday with aunt jabber taking on Elena's sabana I'm Dave

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"TP sports I'm chuck Freeman the New York Yankees are simply walking away with the American League east and their stranglehold on the division got even tighter The Yankees win their open air against the Boston Red Sox's geffen kobal reports Josh Donaldson's 6th career Grand Slam in New York's 5 run third inning helped the Yankees hold off the rival Red Sox in a 6 5 win It was a big situation for us So you know give us a little bit of a cushion there Donaldson slam was followed by a solo blast by Aaron hicks Houston beat Kansas City 5 two Justin Verlander got his American League leading 11th win I had to make some pitches and some big spots and trust my defense behind me and every game is not going to go perfectly without traffic Toronto failed to Seattle Baltimore down the LA angels Detroit beat Chicago White Sox first major league Grand Slam for JD Davis in the New York mets ten nothing route of Miami This is just a great night Got three barrels and just contributed to the ball club and it's a great team win St. Louis avoided a four game sweep by beating Atlanta three two in 11 manager Oliver marvel says the win was much needed That's a good win We've gotten beat the last couple of days here and they played good baseball Ellie Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs Philadelphia over Washington Colorado beat Arizona San Diego beat San Francisco and extras and Pittsburgh and Cincinnati split it up header Wimbledon Rafael Nadal has pulled out of a semifinal match with Nick curios because of a torn abdominal muscle so curios moves on to his first Grand Slam final where he'll meet Novak Djokovic or cam nori Anz jabara advanced to her first Grand Slam final she'll meet another first timer Alayna rob akina in the women's final Your isle of kosky The first ever Slovakian taken first in the NHL draft he went to Montreal I think it's a really good organization and importing thing is that they know what they want and I know what I want So it's good for me that they picked me WNBA star Brittany griner pleaded guilty to drug position in a Russian court could face ten years in prison Check Friedman AP sports

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"A peace sports I'm Bruce Morton even though it came in defeat The Met's Tuesday received a Joseph good news Max Scherzer returned from a strained oblique to throw 6 shutout innings in a one zero loss at Cincinnati He needed just 79 pitches However New York's NL east lead on the braves has shrunk to two and a half games Gary mckellips reports from Atlanta on the braves and Cardinals The Atlanta Braves scored 5 runs in the first inning and never looked back as they defeated the Saint Louis Cardinals 7 to one Austin Riley and William Contreras each at home runs in the first inning for the braves Ian Anderson pitched 5 strong giving up a run and scattering 8 St. Louis hits Riley talked about taking the first two in the series from the cards The jump ahead like that You know going to do this 2021 game stretch You know it's nice Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks only lasted three innings but his hitters took care of the rest in an 8 three win at Milwaukee Just putting good ABs and kind of you know making them work And that's our game So that was yeah that was awesome to see And really picked me up In Pittsburgh the pirates delighted to sell out crowd by turning back the Yankees 5 to two Bucko rookie sensation Jack zelensky belted his 14th home run Today was a good example of us playing together and playing as a plane as a team and playing as the team that you know we know that we can be The other Tuesday national league winners for the Marlins Diamondbacks Dodgers and Phillies American leaguers in the W column or the M's owes as raise tigers Astros and twins Pro basketball WNBA star Brittany griner remains behind bars in Russia She has made her case to President Biden imploring him to do all he can to return her to the states We are going to use every tool that we possibly can to make that happen Tennis Novak Djokovic dropped the first two sets before roaring back to victory and that moves him into the Wimbledon semifinals First Morton AP

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2 sets down, Djokovic wins 26th consecutive Wimbledon match

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2 sets down, Djokovic wins 26th consecutive Wimbledon match

"He had to erase a two set deficit to do it but Novak Djokovic prevailed over ten seated Yannick sinner by 7 two 6 6 three 6 two 6 two for his 26th consecutive victory at the all England club Djokovic is pursuing a fourth straight Wimbledon title He'll face Britain's cam nori in the semifinals nori also needed 5 sets to defeat David Goffin reaching his first Grand Slam semifinal On the women's side third seated on stubber and Tatiana Maria also reached their first Grand Slam semifinals jabir from Tunisia is the first Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam semi I'm Ben Thomas

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"djokovic  " Discussed on ESPN Daily

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12:55 min | 11 months ago

"djokovic " Discussed on ESPN Daily

"For those always asking, where next, Capital One. What's in your wallet? In terms of supply, see Capital One dot com for details. The NFL schedule is out, and you can be there to catch all the action in person with vivid seats. Every power run, every Hail Mary, every touchdown celebration can be experienced live. And with vivid seats rewards, you can earn free tickets from your very first purchase. Buy ten tickets, get the 11th one free. It's like getting 10% back on every ticket. So from the 50 yard line to the end zone, vivid seats has you covered with tickets at great prices. Just visit vivid seats dot com or download the app today. Vivid seats. Life happens live. Sam, let's just recap this year, right? Novak Djokovic has 20 Grand Slam titles. He has the record for time spent as the number one player in the world. Now at 370 weeks and counting, he is just ridiculously talented he is remarkably decorated as a tennis player. And so the question for me, even beyond the bread and the health and COVID stuff, is why he has not been revered anywhere close to Federer and Nadal. Yeah, it's not like he's the only really talented athlete in the world who has a pretty unusual perspective or goes away from the mainstream on some of his views, right? I mean, he is certainly not alone in that regard. Tom Brady's pretty popular. But Djokovic has never been able to sort of get to that level of adoration that Federer and Nadal have had almost their entire careers. And I think in the beginning, part of it was that he was the disruptor, right? He was the guy who was coming in to sort of break up this Federer Nadal thing. And the various followings that Federer Nadal have are really strong and really well established. And so Djokovic was this kind of like new guy in town and I think, you know, in the beginning, there was a lot of like, okay, well, things are going pretty well with Federer at all. We like these guys. Who's this other guy? But then even as he became more successful, even as he began to beat these guys with some regularity, it still didn't change. And so I think a lot of people around Djokovic in my reporting, I got the sense that there is still this feeling that there's a little bit of an Eastern Bloc issue here, right? Tennis is a traditional sport. It's covered largely by a media that has its footprint in Western Europe, Australia and the United States. And the sort of coverage bends towards the players that fit that mold. And Federer, who's like, you know, out of a Swiss watch commercial from diapers. He fits that mold perfectly. And Nadal, you know, Spanish flair, creativity, personality, bandanna, biceps. Yes. All of it. He fits perfectly. And Djokovic doesn't, and Serbia doesn't. This is former Yugoslavia Djokovic was an outsider in a lot of ways. He describes himself as a child of war. When Djokovic was growing up as a 9, ten, 11, 12 year old, there were bombs dropping. There were wars being fought. The first bombing of its kind in NATO history. On March 24 1999, western nations carried out their threat against Serbia and began the biggest military conflict on Serbian soil since World War II. His 12th birthday party Pablo was at a tennis club in Belgrade and literally as his parents are leading the kids in singing happy birthday. Warplanes are flying overhead. They were in the midst of the NATO bombings that lasted for 78 nights. Yeah, the U.S. led NATO bombings incidentally. Exactly a 100%. At the time, NATO was trying to defeat slobodan milosevic and he was a dictator and there was all types of ethnic cleansing. I mean, this is real stuff. While I was in Belgrade, Pablo, I actually went to the apartment building where his grandfather had an apartment where Djokovic spent so many of those nights. And the super in that building agreed to open the bunker up for me. I had never been in a bunker like this before, but it was really remarkable, you know, you go down these stairs and he pulls up in this giant steel door and you go in and the smell is the thing that I'll remember most. It's just musty, your underground, it's very cramped, literally the residents of the building Pablo had set up a stationary bike and Jerry rigged this like rudimentary electrical setup where one person would peddle on the stationary bike and that would provide enough power to keep just a few lightbulbs lit. All the way through the night. It was really hard for me to imagine young children. Night after night, in a place like this. And you're a 12 year old and all you're trying to do is find a place to play tennis. He and his coach, during these bombings, every morning they would get up and they would go around Belgrade, looking for the sites that were the most damaged, the ones where there were craters in the ground from the night before, and they would try to play tennis near that damage because they figured what are the chances that NATO's gonna bomb the same area of the city two days in a row. Think about what that does to a kid, right? Think about what that does to the way that he sees the world around him, the way he sees the western world. And so I think that when Djokovic reached the levels that he wanted to reach in professional tennis, he brought two professional tennis and attitude and a perspective that was really different than what XS had seen before. And I think the bottom line is there was a lot of reticence to accept that. So this guy who comes from that place, how do you think that's affected the way Novak Djokovic portrays himself to the public? You know, Pablo, I think there is this push pull, right? Because he wants to be seen as this proud Serbian, this guy who has helped bring his country forward, that isn't the way that we remember the former Yugoslavia. So he wants to be that, but he also wants to fit in desperately. And when I think about that, I think back to early in his career, where, you know, he was known as like the Joker, the jester, right? This was a guy who was sort of known for being good at tennis, but also being really good at doing funny impressions of other players, right? I mean, you can imagine it. They're all over YouTube, right? He would go out on court and he would he was good at him. He was good at them. He would pretend to be to be Nadal and he would fidget and he touched his headband and he'd pick his wedgie before every point, just like Nadal does and he even put on like a tennis skirt and tried to portray Serena Williams at one point. And it was kind of like, okay, it was cool. It was like, all right, like you said, he was pretty good at it, but it also kind of smacked of, hey guys, look at this party trick that I can do, you know? Maybe you don't like where I'm from. Maybe I'm a little different, so let me just show you that I'm the funny man. And I think that that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. Sure, he made some fans because of it, but I'll tell you this, Pablo and I know it's a little bit random. When I was in Belgrade, I met up with darko militant, right? Who was another Serbian athlete who couldn't quite get American fans to like him the way that he would have liked. Yeah, if anyone, Sam can relate to the struggle to be liked in America, it is darko. It is the man who in the 2003 NBA draft was chosen number two overall behind LeBron James, but ahead of Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. And yeah, who is now considered, by the way, maybe the biggest bust in NBA history. Exactly, right. And so I did a story on darko years ago and I stayed in touch with him. So I looked him up when I was there. And while we were catching up, I asked him what he thought of Djokovic, and he brought up the impressions. He was like, to me, when I saw that, it just made me realize how hard this guy is trying. Darko tried any number of things to fit into American culture and with American fans. And pretty much none of them worked. And so what he said to me was, look, I know. I know this never works, okay? You can try as much as you want. You can do all of these things. You can be the funny man, but it's not going to work. And after I had that lunch with darko, a couple of days later, I was with Djokovic's friend, Victor Trotsky, and I told him about what darko had said. And I said, do you think what darko's saying makes sense? And Victor Trotsky said to me, yeah, it does. He said, you know, I don't know why this matters so much to him. It shouldn't matter to him, but it does. It's a 6th title. For Djokovic in Rome, a 38th masters trophy. But maybe more importantly for Novak and sends a message to his rivals ahead of Paris. So Sam, it's important to note here that after he loses in humiliating fashion at home in Serbia in that tournament, he wins outright the Italian open all of which portends better for him, heading into Roland Garros, heading into the French Open. So what are the expectations for this guy as we enter the weekend? I think like I was saying at the beginning, right? Like the French Open is his return to the big stage. You know, the sort of casual sports world doesn't really pay attention to tennis other than the four majors. And this is one of those. And I think if you were looking for, okay, how is Djokovic doing as he kind of steps back onto stage, he's doing well. I mean, winning the Italian open and doing it in a fairly dominant fashion, which he did, obviously portends good things for him and he's feeling better about his game. I think the one thing I would say though is that he still hasn't played that many matches, you know? He still played maybe 60% of the number of sets he would have played like in a regular year and a regular schedule. And so the fitness, which is the biggest issue that he's had, right? Remember he was struggling with the virus, the aftermath of the virus, the metabolism. Now he's going into a tournament where he's going to have to win 7 best of 5 matches on clay. The French Open is the Grand Slam that takes the most out of you in a lot of ways because those matches are long. They are slogs, and Djokovic generally fitnesses one of his strengths, but I think we've seen over the course of this year so far in Serbia and elsewhere that he still trying to find his way in that regard. So if Djokovic is going to struggle, Sam, if you struggle to regain his own God powers. What is the reaction going to be? I mean, what's the reaction if you flames out and he is struggling in that way? What's the reaction if you actually pulls it off? Imagine that sort of contrast for me. I think that if he flames out, then I think there will be a lot of attention paid to what happened in January again. The mismatches, the isolation, the time spent having to be on his own as opposed to playing in tournaments that he otherwise would have played in, I think that will all be revisited. There's no doubt that those two things will be linked. And I think appropriately so. If he wins, I think it will be sort of a more positive spin on the same thing. Look what happened to him in January, and now he's managed to work his way all the way back to the level that he was before, and he wins in Paris again. To me, Pablo, the bigger issue is, what does this do for Novak Djokovic writ large, right? What will happen to Novak Djokovic and the way that he is seen and the way he sees himself after Paris. I think the reality is, is that anybody that thought that he was a villain, both before and because of what happened in Australia is still going to think that whether he wins at Roland Garros or not. And so Djokovic tells himself, hey, keep winning. Keep fighting. You'll finally get the adulation, the love that you've been chasing, I'm not so sure that even if he pulls off another.

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02:08 min | 11 months ago

"djokovic " Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Turn Djokovic towards eastern medicine. Yeah, the bread guy. Sorry, that's how I'm gonna refer to him now. For all time, is the breadcrumbs. He's the bread guy. Right, yes. When I talk to the bread guy, set to Jewish, he said to me that he sees Djokovic as almost akin to Martin Luther King Jr. in terms of how he's seen something different than what the rest of the world is seen when it comes to the pandemic. Obviously, that comparison is fairly absurd. Yeah. But I think what he was getting at was he believes that Djokovic was doing the right thing. He believes that Djokovic was doing the thing.

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04:59 min | 11 months ago

"djokovic " Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Him a threat to public health. For the vast majority of the casual sports fans, the ones who don't watch tennis every week, the French Open, which begins this weekend is going to be the first time that they've thought about Novak Djokovic since that story in January. In a lot of ways, it's his reentry onto the biggest stage. But I also think from Djokovic's perspective, it's an opportunity to try to write the reputation that took a hit clearly in January. This is a guy Pablo, who has been a divisive figure in tennis for a long time. And frankly, he wishes that he were seen in the same way that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal are. He wants to be this beloved figure and he's not. The cruel irony of wanting to be liked is that all of that wanting. All of that thirst. It all tends to be the problem. It tends to be at least one big reason why lots of people are disliked in the first place. But Novak Djokovic is worth mentioning is not most people. The guy is the number one tennis player in the world at age 34 after starting out in his native Serbia. Novak Djokovic is also arguably the number one tennis player of all time. Even after everything that happened in Australia this year. So today, Sam Borden helps us understand the full story of Novak Djokovic. Who was trying to rewrite it. As we speak. I'm Pablo Torre. It's Friday, may 20th. This is ESPN daily. So Sam, I want to get into Serbia with you where you just were, but before we get there, we need to go back to Australia, a place that Novak Djokovic clearly has no real desire to return to, I would argue after what happened a couple months ago in January at the Australian open because it was supposed to be a celebration for the guy and it became something else that I'm still trying to understand. Something else that is still kind of confusing. So what exactly happened there? Pablo, you're definitely not the only one that was confused by what happened there. It's funny. I was talking to my wife who is not a sports fan before I went to Serbia and I said, oh, I'm going to do this story about Novak Djokovic and she said, oh, that's the guy that tried to sneak into Australia, right? Because that was what she took away from the sort of massive coverage of what happened. In January, and I think that like you like her, a lot of people didn't really follow all of the twists and turns that that whole saga took because it was pretty confusing. The basic premise of what happened is that Australia had and has really intense COVID protocols in terms of who is allowed to enter that country. And at that time, if you were unvaccinated, much like in the United States, if you're not a citizen, coming into the country wasn't allowed. But Djokovic showed up to play the Australian open because he had been offered an exemption by the state government in Melbourne where the open is held that said, okay, fill out these forms and let us know about your COVID history. He'd had COVID in December and you'll be allowed to enter and play in the tournament. The most important thing to understand about Djokovic's situation is that he was offered that invitation by the state government and for most of the pandemic, this various states in Australia had been left alone by the federal government to make those kinds of entry decisions on their own. Right. So Djokovic arrived in Melbourne, under the assumption that his exemption would be fine. He would go through immigration at the airport, like everybody else, and he would go to Melbourne and play in the open. While he was en route to Australia, a real social media uproar happened where lots of Australian citizens, all of a sudden, were kind of like, wait a minute. My family can't come to Australia if they're not vaccinated, why is this guy this Serbian allowed to come to Australia when he's not vaccinated? I think it's a disgrace. We've all done the right thing we've all gone out and got our jobs and our boosters and we have someone that's come from overseas and all of a sudden he's been exempt and can play and I think it's an absolute disgrace and I won't be watching it. There was a real uprising and so while.

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"djokovic  " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

06:26 min | 1 year ago

"djokovic " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"You can throw some out there onto the table as well if you like. Madison keys is just won the title in Adelaide. She'd be Alison risk in the final semifinal. She beat coco Goff she faces severe cannon in the first round, obviously that's a very tricky opening round draw. It's been so long since I even throughout the possibility of medicine Keith being in a mix. But then it wasn't long before that that we just assumed that Madison keys would be in mixes for a very long time. There's a title in Adelaide put her anywhere anywhere near the mix, breath of ET, or is it too too long a hall for her? I would put coco Goff in the mixer head of her to be honest. I think Madison keys top level tennis is right there. But how confident are you that you're going to see the same tennis that one of the Adelaide title over the next two weeks? I'm not. I don't think the past history would suggest that that is a banker in any way. And I think that coco Goff is a better bet really. Was that you saying that coca cough is in the mix? Yeah. Yeah, I think I don't seem to have coca cough in my chord of finals. I don't quite know how. Yes, she's in the mix, but I don't have her in my corner. I'm not sure who I've got beating her to be honest. But anyway, I'll revise that. I'll have a look at it because I think she's capable. I think you've probably got powder badass beating along the way because they're in there in the same sex. That's right. And yet I feel like I would put golf ahead of a number of players. I probably got in the quarterfinals that are there because of their sections. I just think golf is going to get there in the next year or two. So yeah, I think she kind of is mixed worthy, you know? I'm not surprised if she breaks. I'm going to. Time here because the Djokovic situation has made this a bit of a bumper preview episode. So I'm just going to quick fire through some remaining names at you and you can tell me whether in the mix or not, okay? Belinda bencic Olympic gold medalist. No. Hey, Maria Sakura 5th seed. Loves it in Australia. No. I'm really in between on Zachary because there's a big thing holding her back, which is closing big matches. And she needs to solve that problem instead of real time to be able to win this tournament. But sort of tennis wise and attitude wise, she seems set up to do that. So the break her own barrier. So I'm going to cop out on Maria Zachary. I'm going to say Zachary is not in the mix. I think I wouldn't be remotely surprised to see him semifinal, but I would be very surprised to see her. You wouldn't be surprised. I mean, in principle. Looking through the draw, she's not in my, she's not in my semi. Has the U.S. open, not altered our sense of what is surprising. Do we not just have a far wider net now? We can't pass the net out to all the qualifiers, Matt. No, that's not true, but I'm saying can we cast it out to Maria sacra? Well, that was one in a million to me. And it's like, okay, that was the, the Camila Cabello again. That is that was the exception to the rule that it's unlikely. Okay, more names. Two time champion Victoria Azarenka. Yeah, she's in it. Yeah, I think she is. I mean, she beat palada. She's won the thing twice. Ten days ago. She's a bitch. She's one of the Nadal. You know, even if you just know that it's in there because she's done it before. She's done it before. Conservate. I'd say no. I'd say yes. Oh. Rebecca. No. Unbeaten this season pulled out of Sydney because she just wanted to scream. I still be surprised. Yes. Yes. No, no. I'm saying no one could have a Kerber. No. No. Fernandez. She's had COVID very recently. No Fernandez. No for Fernandez. And sabalenka, we're all nose on sub lanca thing. Yeah. Okay, right. But it's her in. The sort of ten ish players in the women's mix. I've enjoyed talking about tennis for the last hour. I've enjoyed looking forward to this Australian open because it's going to be great folks. It really is going to be great and I'm not saying that we'll forget about the Djokovic saga that there won't be some kind of legacy from it that there won't be tons of fallout that will have to cover that no intention to sweep under the carpet, but we can talk about tennis now and the tennis is going to be great. Just while we've been recording incidentally, we have had a statement come through from tennis Australia on the Novak Djokovic situation and the verdict that obviously has come in from the court's this evening. They have said tennis Australia respects the decision of the federal court, as per Grand Slam rules, the number one position in the draw has been filled by a lucky loser the updated schedule for Monday 17th January can be viewed here. We look forward to competitive and exciting Australian open 2022, and we shall play as the best of luck. We also have one from the ATP Catherine, which reads today's decision to uphold Novak Djokovic is Australian open Visa cancellation marks the end of a deeply regrettable series of events ultimately decisions of legal authorities regarding matters of public health must be respected, more time is required to take stock of.

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"djokovic  " Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

04:50 min | 1 year ago

"djokovic " Discussed on Today, Explained

"And then bounce back. Pliability is at the core of the TV 12 lifestyle. It's what keeps me going on the field year after year. There are two parts. It should go without saying, this is not, this is nonsense. It's nonsense. No, this is not real. Okay. There's nothing scientific. There's never been a double blind study, but what Brady did was that he doubled down. He went as deep into this as he possibly could. And he and yeah, you got in a business with Guerrero and there was a TB 12 training facility that was built across the street from the Patriots facility. And a lot of patriots would like go get treatment there. Okay, Brady vaccinated, Aaron Rodgers, not vaccinated. And also, you know, a recent host of the jeopardy program, what's his deal? And a winner on jeopardy. A man of knowledge. A man of knowledge a guy who stood up for Kaepernick. But he said he was listening to Joe Rogan? All the best minds of our generation have been whistled into the ocean by Joe Rogan's beautiful zirin song. Is there any through line here from, you know, pud in the 19th century to Aaron and Novak and Kyrie and I guess less so Tom Brady and in the 21st? What I think ties all this stuff together is the sense of athletes wanting to be in control of their own bodies, like putt is getting dinged by the ravages of time and happens to us all. Pod wants to feel like he's in control of his career. So he injects Guinea pig testicle extract. It's the same thing with Brady. Where, like, this stuff might not work, but it gives Brady an intense sense that he isn't control here. And, you know, it's the same with Irving. It's the same with Rogers. The fact of the matter is that they want control over their own bodies. When you are a professional athlete, your body becomes a commodity. And anything, and I think that part of the reason that people latch onto these sort of stray things, they want to feel like they're in control of the commodity that is going to pay for the rest of their life. I mean, the stakes are higher for athletes, right? The stakes are incredibly high for athletes. And in the case of Novak Djokovic, who is on the cusp of becoming the most winning champion in the history of men's tennis, the stakes literally couldn't be any higher. I mean, should we be giving athletes like him a bit more of, I don't know, a pass or some leeway for hesitating to mess with their physiology? I think that the government should do anything in their power to make life as inconvenient for unvaccinated people as possible. So like, practically, no, but philosophically, yeah, cut them a break. Like when your body is your stock and trade, I think that it makes.

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"djokovic  " Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

04:30 min | 1 year ago

"djokovic " Discussed on Today, Explained

"A case, then that's basically game set and match fraud. But as the situation stands, the federal immigration minister Alex hawk has this discretionary power to re cancel Novak Djokovic's Visa and send him home. And in the meantime, since this decision to let Novak stay on Monday in Australia, what have we learned about how he got a medical exemption to begin with? What we've learned since then is that Novak Djokovic had a test and tested positive to coronavirus on the 16th of December that was part of this exemption he was given. So that was certainly the impression that he was given from tennis Australia. If he had tested positive at any point, in fact, in the last 6 months, that enables you to defer your vaccination and to enter Australia without having the vaccination proof. But what's emerged is a number of photos of Novak Djokovic in the days following showing he attending public events. I think there's an event with kids who are learning to play tennis is photographed with them, shaking their hands. Arms around their shoulders. No mask. Wow. He also takes some press photos for the publication to keep and we don't know when Djokovic was notified of that positive result mind you. But alongside these photos, it's also emerged that it appears as though he hasn't quarantined for the 14 days as per the requirement when you do return a positive results in Serbia. It's also emerged that despite declaring on his travel declaration form in arriving in Australia that he hasn't traveled in the past 14 days, it appears he has. It appears he's traveled from Belgrade to Spain in the last two weeks. So questions have emerged basically asking whether Novak Djokovic has lied. So he's either lying about a positive test result or perhaps a one man super spreading road show. It doesn't look good either way. Does it really? And coincidentally, if he does get on that court, he may very well become the most winning tennis player in the history of the men's game. And that's the thing that's what's at stake here is that politics and the drama aside, there is so much at stake for Novak Djokovic. At the moment he sits on 20 Grand Slam singles titles along with the great Raphael Nadal, the great Roger Federer, but of course Roger Federer is not here in Melbourne for this year's tournament. He's recovering from injury and he couldn't make it out this year. Rafael Nadal's here despite testing positive to COVID-19 recently, but of course he's the king of clay. And so Novak Djokovic, this is his domain. He's won this title, this Grand Slam 9 times, which is very, very impressive and deity won at last year. He's fit and healthy and ready to go as hard from contracting COVID-19 seemingly a couple of weeks ago. And so, you know, if there wasn't this drama and if you were a betting man, you'd be putting your money on Novak Djokovic to win the Australian open this year..

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"djokovic  " Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

08:25 min | 1 year ago

"djokovic " Discussed on Today, Explained

"And it's notable here that at last year's Australian open. You know, athletes were given an exception and that was controversial, right? Totally, if there's a sniff of double standards in Australia, then there's fuel. We've got a very much a case of the tall poppy syndrome. So that's why I like Djokovic. What's the top it should be? Well, if you're basically you'll cut you down if you're too good. And so Novak Djokovic is a guy who's good, right? But he kind of shows it in his attitude in some ways, and he's quite a confident fella. And so I think not being vaccinated aside, he's quite a contentious figure in the Australian consciousness. And so if there's a sniff of double standards and these stars, these athletes getting some exception and we don't like it. So last year's tournament, as you suggest, was pretty contentious in itself. And many are very suspicious of all these players arriving with the risk of an increase in community transmission of COVID, which is virtually been eradicated. And they're in a really, really good situation compared to anybody else who's quarantining in Australia, including Australia's returning home, not only are they allowed out, but they're also in 5 star hotels. In this year, there's been an expectation it would go ahead, but really preparations have been quite overshadowed by this doubt surrounding Novak Djokovic's vaccination status. Djokovic said, quote, personally, I'm opposed to vaccination. And I wouldn't want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel. The media here have repeatedly covered how he's been deliberately opaque and that he's refused to say if he's paying jobs, but he had said he'd been waiting out for tennis Australia and the governments here to outline the rules for the tournament. So that's a setup. Where does this current controversy begin? So on the night prior to him leaving to fly to Australia, he posted on Instagram, a photo of him with some tennis bags packed that looked like it was outside an airport. You know, almost on the tarmac basically. And he's post basically said, you know, happy new year, happy and healthy. Thanks for your support. Just wanted to let you know that I'm headed down under with an exemption permission. Interesting phrasing there. So that really put in motion a number of fresh headlines because we weren't quite expecting that to be honest. Before he arrived, Australia's prime minister had a warning. We await his presentation and what evidence he provides to support that. If that evidence is insufficient, then he might be treated any different to anyone else. And he'll be on the next blind home. He lands at about half past the 11 on Wednesday night last week. And he's, in fact, produced his certificate or his documents prior to boarding the plane that emerged in the court case and then he was coming through customs through border force as we call it in Australia immigration authorities and he produces the documents which have a letterhead of tennis Australia and he produces this so called medical exemption and border force unhappy. They're not happy with the documents he's produced and he's detained. His father says that he's been detained in a room without his phone under armed guard and effectively it's a bit of a limbo situation and the media is waiting outside where we think Novak Djokovic is being effectively detained by immigration authorities, and then we get the word from the government, the Commonwealth government that is, which is an important distinction here that they've decided to revoke his Visa. Why is the Commonwealth government an important distinction? It's a quite a bureaucratic country, Australia in many ways. We have state governments and we have like councils and we also have a federal government, a Commonwealth government. It's important in this case because they've made the decision the Commonwealth government to rescind his Visa, but he had been granted this medical exemption via two medical panels established by tennis Australia and by the health department in the state of Victoria, so effectively the Victorian government. Seemingly, for Novak Djokovic, he's been given the all clear, the green lot from not one but two medical independent medical bodies he's got to Australia and then the federal government denies that exemption. And then what proceeds is just a litany of buck passing. Politicians hand bowling, tennis officials, handballing, the issue around, nobody really wanted to touch it at that point. And in the meantime, you've got one of the biggest tennis stars in the world. One of the most legendary athletes to play the game basically in some sort of immigration jail? You can put it that way. I mean, he's taken from Melbourne's telomere forts to an immigration hotel detention. This is the immigration detention hotel where Novak Djokovic is being kept. You know, a pretty basic hotel on the outskirts of Melbourne's CBD. And what emerged pretty quickly what the media established was, he was being put in the same hotel as a group of asylum seekers. Has been here for 5 months now. After being moved from another facility. I live in Lebanon and Djokovic live in level one. So there was this great dichotomy, I guess, between this Serbian tennis player, this privileged, healthy athlete, and then these refugees who had been in that hotel since late 2020. And in fact, had been in one form of detention in Australia for up to 9 years. That is the food. We've been saved every day by continuous. We find a muggle and mode on it bread and what preceded then was not only Novak fans outside that hotel, but refugee advocates. Those refugee advocates decided then to try and highlight as best they could the plight of the refugees who had been detained in that hotel for much, much longer than Novak Djokovic. Of course, unlike those asylum seekers, Novak Djokovic isn't long for this hotel detention center, he lawyers up and gets out, yeah? Yeah, he ends up spending four nights in the but he engages some top barristers in Melbourne. There's a court hearing in the federal circuit and family court in Melbourne and basically the ruling sensationally the outcome of this court hearing that was handed down on Monday evening was that Djokovic hadn't been afforded enough time on that morning when he was detained by authorities and when they decided to revoke his Visa. So they made that decision, the judge ruled that he wasn't given enough time to respond. But that doesn't necessarily mean he can play tennis. It doesn't. And this is one of the bizarre things about this story. So you would think that if a judge rules in.

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"djokovic  " Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

02:34 min | 1 year ago

"djokovic " Discussed on Today, Explained

"Ranked men's tennis player in the whole wide world recently boarded a plane to Australia with hopes of winning another title and instead wound up in immigration purgatory. And before we explore how exactly that happened, there are a few things you need to know about Novak Djokovic. First, he has a penchant for getting himself into trouble. You might remember when he was recently booted from the U.S. open after losing a point when he smashed a ball in anger and accidentally hit a line person in the throat. Second, he's really obsessed with what he puts in his body. He famously attributes much of his record breaking success on the court to a Serbian nutritionist who held a piece of white bread against his stomach in 2010 and determined he had a gluten allergy. And lastly, Djokovic, if he wins this Australian open will go down as the goat, the greatest men's tennis player of all time, title 21, edging out Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at present they're all tied at 20 titles. That sets the stage for this year's Australian open in Melbourne, which is set to begin Monday. So Melbourne tribes itself on being the sporting capital of Australia. Tom Maddox prides himself on being a sports reporter at ABC, the Australian broadcasting corporation. And the Australian open is really one of a few major events that run each year in Melbourne. It's known as the happy slam, which is phrase that was initially coined by none other than Roger Federer. We had the best time as a family and as a team, so thank you very much for just making it so special, like Marin said you guys are unbelievable as I come through and people. So this happy slam, it runs in Australia's summer. It gets very, very hot indeed. 104° at the Australian open there in Melbourne. It's the opening Grand Slam. It's the first of the grand slams. And the play is love it. And so to the spectators and the media indeed. It's been tough for Melbourne's. We had spent more than 245 days in lockdown during the length of the pandemic. Experience more days of lockdown than any other major city in the world. You know, it's a multi layered context which might go towards explaining the reaction or the response from the Victorian and the Australian public to this Novak Djokovic saga. And so that reputation of the happy slam is.

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"djokovic  " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

05:21 min | 1 year ago

"djokovic " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"All at the same time. It's very hard to sum this sort of match up into any words that do it justice and I'm sure I'm failing miserably. But I know that I was moved constantly throughout that match. I'm sitting in a hotel room on my own. There's that wonderful ambient sound option on the Euro sport player where you don't have any commentary. And I'm sure the commentary was great because there were commentators on tonight that I really like. But I listened with no commentators and there were points where I ended up doing my own commentary on my own. In the room. Just because I was so worked up. It was fun. The most David law thing that has ever happened. I love that. Anyone else saying that and I would think it was a little bit sad, but you, David, I'm the time alive. Yeah, I know you were. Gosh, I agree with everything you've both just said about this match and that third set in particular. I mean, I would add as an ingredient to a great set, not knowing which way it's going and there was so many momentum swings in this set. It looked like Djokovic had it and the doll came back. It looked like Djokovic had it again, the doll came back again, and we headed into a tie break. And I said to Katherine at this point, can you imagine losing this set of tennis and winning the match? I just didn't think it was possible. And then when Djokovic did win that tie break, I said, well, if there's one guy who could lose that set of tennis and win the match, it's Nadal. And yet he broke at the start of the fourth set, but actually, I think we saw he didn't have anything left. He was broken by the end of that match, physically emotionally mentally. That set that match had taken so much out of him. And yeah, I think, you know, beating the doll is at Roland Garros is the toughest thing in tennis. And we saw the depths Djokovic had to dig to be able to do it. I certainly can't confidently say that I remember Novak Djokovic ever playing better tennis than that. I mean, he blew me away tonight. I felt like I felt like we all should have just sort of dropped to our knees after the match rather than standing on our feet really want to go back and watch that much now, particularly that third set, which, yeah, that I do vividly remember just feeling I haven't seen anything better as a set of tennis David. Are you having sulfate holiday in flashbacks? Is that a part of 2021 that you'd like to relive? It is, yeah. I remember thinking afterwards I want to watch this match again and I'm here in December and I'm really disappointed with myself that I haven't watched it again. I'd like to go and watch it again now because here in that back reminds me of how it did make me feel. And yeah, the idea of somebody breaking the dowel down on that surface and you talked about you don't know whether you've seen anything. He showed you something new Djokovic. That's because he did it on clay, did it against in a day? He did that French Open just unheard of to do it like that. In hindsight, does the Nadal injury and what we've known since does that change your view at all these review? What he was still able to play extraordinary tennis right up until he wasn't. Maybe the foot was bothering him before the latter stages. The final set certainly the foot absolutely was an issue. It looked at the time. I think we didn't want to dwell on it too much because we didn't want to detract from the fantastic spectacle. I don't think it was injury that decided that much. But yes, certainly in that last set, the foot was an impediment to Nadal, but it certainly didn't look like it was in the third set. Did it? If he played that set of tennis, you know, whether he lost it or not, he's still played an extraordinary set. He played that set with a terribly terribly painful foot injury, then there aren't words for that other. I agree. And I think looking back at it now, that was the moment for me, which changed the whole narrative of the men's tennis season, really, because Djokovic winning in Australia, that's his territory. That's like a hold of serve, really, I suppose, for him, but beating the doll for the second time at Roland Garros, and then backing it up and going on to beat sits a pass in the final from two sets down. That was the moment where he really just added to his greatness. I felt that weekend and just suddenly then starting to think about the Grand Slam. And I think we were in the immediate aftermath of the Frank open. Djokovic totally took control of the season in those two or three days. Yeah, perhaps not when he was two sets of down to sit to pass in the final. We won't dwell on reliving that because.

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"djokovic  " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

07:49 min | 1 year ago

"djokovic " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"That. We can play this semi final. Yeah it was. Kind of incredible to say never djokovic back on court. I think it was on court one. It wasn't even on the sensical just moments after this really on the shing defeats ferry wit. You know normally normally tennis lose if they lose in a big match and you see them for a little bit. They're able to just go away and he was just publicly back out. That was a very weird situation Just on that point david of him being thirty seven at the next olympics. Who knows it. It's kind of fascinating. How these these careers of these players can seem so set in one direction and then suddenly changed. I mean how many times have we thought it was gonna be the leader at the end of it. Or how many times we in the dull. Now we think it's jackovitch but i do wonder whether having the olympics three years time is the sort of thing that might even extend novak djokovic career. You know it. It can be something that he aims for. Something that motivates him when he's done everything else on clay roland garro paris. I mean i do think klay is the surface where his game has declined a little bit and it seems like a ridiculous thing to say in the year that he won vote on garo speech and rough on the dog. But i do think he's more vulnerable on that surface. But we'll say it's it is fascinating. I go back to twenty fifteen when he when he lost Levering at the french open that that felt like a crushing loss at the time of backhands fizzing past him. Beaten dolly beaten murray. He was set up to win the french open for the first time he lost. And i thought gosh okay. When x yaacob age he won the next fool. Slams this is this is a guy who can absorb blows and bounce back but these done that in the past doesn't mean necessarily we'll be able to do it again. I just fascinated by what this result does for the next weeks and months and years ahead. It's just changed things. I thought we were going in one direction. We've we've taken a different turning By the way the idea of threes time the olympics at rolling gareth's being current dangling before now that chocolate sydney academy. I wonder whether and raphael sold about it. Well he already has gold. In fact he has singles and doubles golden mixed doubles. Knowing gets there though. Catherine i mean with suarez navarro out of retirement though they well i understand very afterwards told the media. All this war is an adult. Oh the ones from yesterday again. It was merit surpass which passed Maria sakari salary Steph came up with the biz for both imperialist i thought that was a moment of just. S- tarnishing genius and quickly discovered onto the others. Already come up with that are well. I'm still impressed. Catherine biz isn't it. Yes i prefer beers on muthu. After that i was gonna say david tells us about last night. Three of them. And i've not felt good today. That's all. I felt behind everything that i've done. I've not really being on. It means bustles not paint fakes and he's six foot seven. What's that message is just getting one tech on our group. They weren't going through today with the woman that is on. The heard of david is is a fast reply and is sending what saps for any time from four thirty. Am on what we were pushing ten o'clock and there was nothing from david genuinely concerning. Yeah well what can i say it was talking about what you said to the net. And he said i mean he was. He was tearfully. He was very emotional and he said he'd said to him the greatest of all time and this won't change that and he he's gotta finish the job. Though doesn't iridium i would. I saw you know he's into the olympic final and if he would lose this final now that would be massively bittersweet really. I would thought he's playing. Karen hatching of who's to to me a surprise finest but well what an opportunity. Baker public arena busta. Today six three six three. And and i think i think that could be quite a good match hat chenoweth verve. You know i kind of feel hatching of is gonna bring it and have a right go. What do you think matt quite interesting. Head to head to all and hacks nuts won the last two and one them pretty handily. I mean they weren't. They weren't that recent over two thousand eighteen in paris when he went on to win the title and Twenty nine teen in canada. I think they were both straight sets. Wins the second set of action of today. And i thought he was good. I thought he was playing exactly the way you would want action of to play which was imposing that big game serving well hitting big forehands. Just kinda nonsense. Didn't even get involved in a real tussle with karanja pasta. Which i thought he might. He just him like he like. You should be able to with that big game. So that was. That was impressive. I thought actually this. This last month has been has been impressive. I was beginning to think of action of the fourth russian. Having been the first really to to break into the top ten medvedeva overtaken group lev had given corrective start. The air was more relevant action of wimbledon quarter-final relegated to the role of russia's secret. Yeah so it's impressive. what action of doing. And gosh that that win over. Kenya booster was great. But in light of djokovic. It's now presented him with a real opportunity. I mean i think still the favourite for that match but he's got a much better chance of beating various thing than he would have done yaacob age. Well i i always think as well have interviewing Dementia maybe about year after. She won the gold medal. And you could tell that it didn't really matter what else she did in her career. Or what gone before. That was going to be enough to feel massively satisfied as terrorist plaque. Can i ask a hypothetical question. Yeah i'm gonna ask it now because it could be completely irrelevant. Come sunday up implemented level hypothetical just trying to work out how you view an olympic gold. And you know it's it significance. If half of wins on sunday who's career today would you rather have hatches or medvedev's hatch enough. I you know i would. I would sell my soul to the devil for an olympic gold. Doctor faustus style. That's really crush to date. So am i. Do i have to assume that medvedev never.

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"djokovic  " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

08:06 min | 1 year ago

"djokovic " Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"And then suddenly flipped completely other way an an and in his words my game fallow part and that is exactly what happened he. He stopped being out to hit through zverev. As you said that sort of power outage his stamina seemed to go. He seemed to be lacking energy. You use the word flat david. I think that's exactly what what it was. There was a flicker at the start of the safeway gunned down a break and then he had break points in the second game of the third set and that was a moment there were. I thought he might get back into the match. But when he didn't take that break point he then low serve again. And i just thought time running out he is. He is not gonna get this back because he's not got the energy he he's knackered. But yeah just the manner. The matches is why it's so shocking. Jokic's doesn't lose from setup sat in a break up. He'd want us sixty eight matches when he won the first set. This just doesn't happen and yet it did so dramatically and so suddenly and it's. It's a huge deal. This do you think that this would have happened. Let's say they mentioned the semi finals of the us open. Would and he's he's late in the summer break is. Is there a crowd. is it. just the best of well the crowd and he's he's had a flat period in a match. He's lost his setina bright lead and suddenly lost the third set. Six one six love does he. Do you feel. Would you feel that he would come back looking like he looked today in the. I think he's gonna come back. He's not a joke. Which is one three slams this year. He's looked unbeatable even when my eyes with telling me otherwise. I thought he was going to come back today. So yes but it was wrong today. So who who knows it really does. I don't know whether it's a just one of freak results. Precipitated by a number of combining factors that we've discussed throughout the week at just sort of a weird olympics result all-weather look. I mean he could. He could drop a tent on way on his foot over the next few weeks and still be favourite for the us open. I think but i'm not costing that into doubt over one result but you know the. The mental resolved resolve quite required to tr- even try and pull this off this calendar slam the smallest dent to it. The smallest swerve. Of course i think he's. He's not insignificant. Monosso how how drained today was that a one off sort of condition related thing that you can just bounce back from once. You're a lovely acclimatize de conditioned environment. And you've had a few days rest store without someone who's tank for the year is is empty. I don't know the answers to any of these questions but then questions. I was asking today's game. And i think that's what's so interesting about this is that we don't know the the full effect of this result until a few weeks time. Okay obviously we know. It's denied djokovic. The gold medal and we can view this result in isolation and it can be really shocking but ultimately we will look back on the totality of the season. I think and how we view this will be. I think we'll be connected to whether does the kind of slam or not. I don't buy the idea that this is insignificant. For jackovitch iffy wins the calendar slam. I saw few tweets going around saying that this will be forgotten if djokovic twins the calendar slam i. I don't agree with that. I think he wants the olympic gold. The fact he went to tokyo despite all the restrictions prove that he was off to this. He loves playing for serbia. He wants to complete tennis. You know and this is a element that is missing. You're doing him a disservice. If you think you can just forget this week this aside. He wants to win everything he wants to be all conquering At the same time. I do believe the strength of calendar slam achievement woods be so overwhelming and so monumental that it would significantly help him get over this and that would be a nagging sense of what if perhaps if he completes the kind of slam and doesn't have the golden part but ultimately he's mango is the calendar slam. I think so yeah. I don't know whether that makes sense. I just think we went fully understand this result until we've got the us open in a way and had that. Yeah yeah. I i personally think that if he completes the grand slam Which none of his contemporaries have done. I think that that will trump all of their achievements And put them alongside to two men in history The there's no no question this is this is cutting him. It hurt him last time he desperately desperately wanted to do this and the chances are he's never gonna do it now. I saw a tweet from my colleague. Russell fulani thirty seven by the time. The next one comes around and he wouldn't bet against him. I think anybody who says flatly no shock which is not going to do this one day with with another olympic games in for you. What does it three as time now. Is it yes three time. I think that's the that's certainly possible. But it's it's a heck of a lot less likely than it was twenty four hours ago and i i think he's. He's far more likely to be not not the player. He is now in three years time. But i'm really pleased that he that he went really pleased that he had a guy. This i think i think if he hadn't been even harder to swallow to be honest for him And and and he's given a good a good guy and to me a few more quotes from that. Sasha asthma got from from jackovitch. I feel terrible. My game fell apart. I just stopped allowed him to dictate. And that's what really struck me watching. Is he started to play like a war from the baseline. When's verbs really playing. Well that's not actually enough. Because if he he can hit through he's got a very similar looking game and and if he's not messed around and if he's not forced on the back foot or into defensive positions himself to be awkward. You're gonna end up in a problem and that's happened before against deserve for jockey which that match at the atp finals was with straight sets and it was. It was quite similar for two sets as those last two sets where today and yeah he says look. I didn't come in fresh. I came here exhausted emotionally but very motivated with a desire to win a medal for my country. I hope to use at least one of the chances tomorrow. Now by that he means he's playing in a bronze-medal match against public arena. Buster and he's also playing in a bronze-medal matching the mixed doubles because his day got worse folks. He followed up singles. Defeat with mixed doubles defeat against Alongside rich and again niinisto anna vich not to go up to him in the dressing room in say you ready to go out and i was wondering whether after suitable rest on the order of play might be in about three weeks something like.

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"djokovic  " Discussed on The Mini-Break

The Mini-Break

05:46 min | 1 year ago

"djokovic " Discussed on The Mini-Break

"I told the story on a previous podcast and i don't blame them for not believing me but i i mentioned it was during. Ncaa's i was on the call of an individual match. I wasn't looking at my phone. I'm convinced i would have gotten here before. Dalton did but you were saying. Hey we promo code when you guys want to do and dalton was the one who said new balls please and like that was just it instantly. It's like yeah that's the promo code. No sometimes look it's not it's not always That the dalton ideas the best one way we can say that we can say that lovingly right not every single one but man he does throughout some gyms occasionally hands on dad that was certainly one of them so that was so. I'm saying it's either a ground out to short or it is a home run and that was like oh you did it again. Dalton it's like congratulations. You absolutely did it again. They're ad yeah new balls please. Manscaping dot com twenty percent off free worldwide shipping. But with that in mind just two things. I want to do with james before i let you go and of course we want to get this podcast out to our listeners. As soon as we can. Let's play a quick game quit game. I haven't looked yet of gase. Odds on these men. Semifinals let's start with djokovic shop of all of jovic clearly going to be a favorite. Do you think oddsmakers think he has a chance will. They be impressed with his performance. Here in the slammer. Do you think jovic going to be over. That mimes five hundred comfortable threshold. Certainly not minus five thousand like he was today. But what's your number what you have a. Yeah i think he's gonna be above minus five hundred. I'd say gimme gimme minus thousand i. That's too high. It's a grand slam semi-final. I do think he is going to be a comfortable favor. I'm gonna say minus seven hundred. Yeah miami seven twenty. I just feel like that's the number that comes to my head. I shop evolves going to be like plus four hundred range. I promise you. I have not low and all put them at like what plus six eighty then took to match the minus. One thousand something. I don't wanna look before. I hear your bertini a number. So for me up bertie. Fa excuse me bertini her constant that one i say. Bear teens minus one eighty. I think her cat is going to be in that. Plus one thirty to one fifty rain. I'll say bertini minus one eighty. Gimme bertini minus two ten. That's a good number that's again. That's that's where i feel like it's right and then her catch obviously just sort of mirroring the other side of that. So what do you think. Plus like what he wears you put it. I put it as play on yours. I put it at plus one thirty five to one forty. We aso give me her catch at plus like i don't know one sixty one fifty one sixty there all right your final numbers. Wow jovic minus fourteen hundred s shop Plus seven hundred. They're just like look joke. Which is winning.

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