Novak doesn't get enough credit for being just a great guy!
Novak doesn't get enough credit for being just a great guy!
This could have been such a great pic if the camera was closer
Felines amongst us
Is he ready? Will he hit the ground running?
Lord of the Rings my favourite films combined with Rafa, that's awesome
More off season pix
Tommy Haas trains with Maria Sharapova @ Bolleteri
Javier Marti vacays with coach Sergio Perez
Ryan Sweeting gets a new puppy
Rafa returning will be good although his game is not to my tastes. I wonder how long he can stay healthy this time though. For a few years now he's been playing between injury breaks. He can't get away with that forever :).
Anyway found this nice pic of Tsonga, kind of by accident.
I'm glad to see Rafa returning to play even though Abu Dhabi is just a exhibition. Although he really needs to manage his scheduling better than what its been the past few years.
To think he only played for about half the year and is still Top 4. He could have won the Aussie Open last year. I don't think Rafa will come back half arsed, I think he will have a Serena type comeback. He knows he's mentally stronger than most, he's had plenty of time to study Djokovic's game. Nadal can be a very cerebral player.
I'm really looking forward to it
Not men's but wow, what a return! :eek:
I've never seen her hit a shot this hard. Definitely not as risky in a real match.
Love Maria! I wish she could losen up sometimes because I think that is part of what has held her back against the absolute best despite having a great year. On another note, it never ceases to amaze me how different the players are when they are relaxed and not in a match. Suddenly you remember they are human.
Nice to see Novak on holiday, Im hoping for more pics - preferably enjoying a dip in speedos!
I fell hard for Rafa the first time, so while I love Djoko very much and his legs more so, Rafa is the beginning and end for me. Of course the fact that he has a bigger butt than Djoko also tips the scales. In their last few matches I have been rooting for Djokovic but Nadal will be the underdog when he comes back so naturally I will probably root for him. Of course if any of them face big daddy Tsonga they'll get no love from me :)
Moving on - old but good. It's not that big, but it's tight and firm:
I know Jelena must be very pleased with Nole behind closed doors with him being all flexible and whatnot.
I didnt think it was racist, but I thought it was in bad taste considering Serena has struggled with weight issues before
Looks like the Nole holiday pic comes from an EXO put on by Richard Branson & also included John Mcenroe & The Bryan brothers
Djokovic Buys Entire World's Supply of Donkey Cheese
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who is set to open a chain of restaurants in Serbia, has bought the world's entire supply of donkey cheese.
Pule, a Serbian delicacy, is a white cheese made with donkey's milk, which sells for €1,000 ($1,233) a kilogram.
The cheese is produced at a farm in Zasavica, west of Belgrade. Each kilogram requires 25 litres of donkey milk, with the females in the 130-strong herd being milked three times a day.
The farm's manager, Slobodan Simic, told London’s Daily Telegraph, “It will save a lot of effort having to deal with various restaurants, with only one customer buying the lot we don't have to worry too much about salesmen. It is a great vote of confidence as well, in what we do here."
OMG, watching Rafa VS Hewitt at '05 Australian Open on http://vault.australianopentv.com/ (you can watch some whole matches there from past Australian Opens!)
Rafa used to play silently some of the time which is very odd to think.
As long as he doesn't start playing like a donkey :) Looks like a sound business decision
the whole racism thing is a load of bullshit. everything is racist these days and i think wozniacki - who i am no fan of - should sue anyone who says such a thing about her. if you look at serena it is quite obvious she has a big arse and boobs, it is a fact and that is not racist, we've simply lost the meaning of the word in this PC world.
nice to see novak enjoying himself, though his holiday snaps from last year were hotter.
Predictions for 2013
Year End No.1 - Rafael Nadal
Top 10 Debut - Milos Raonic
Top 20 Debut - Jerzy Janowicz, Kevin Anderson
Top 10 Exit - Richard Gasquet, Joe Wilfried Tsonga
First Time Slam Winner - None
Australian Open - Novak Djokovic
French Open - Rafael Nadal
Wimbledon - Roger Federer
US Open - Novak Djokovic
Most Titles - Rafael Nadal
Nadal has very little to defend hence less pressure can shoot for the moon. Also feel he will be more hungry and done thorough homework on the Top 3
Bold predictions, not long now and I can't wait. I really have no idea who is going to win what yet and usually I am quite good at predictions. Gonna be a great year.
Murray ain't getting a sniff at No.1, he's just too much of an egghead who has consistently cracked under pressure.The Olympics and US Open were anomalies.
Nadal has loads to gain on Wimbledon, Masters 1000, US Open plus Aussie Open was very close last year and Nadal was coming off a similar lay off i.e he hit the ground running
Still more off season pix
Bernard Tomic training down unda
Thomas Buchass @ the pool
Stephane Robert training @ Moroutagloo academy
Marcelo Melo @ beach with doubles partner Bruno Soares & friends
Andraz Bedene sunning with a friend
Time 4 some bulges
Ryan Harrison, Ernests Gulbis, Tommy Haas, Bob Bryan & John Mcenroe
Views from the rear
James Blake, Grigor Dimitrov, Denis Istomin, Julian Benneteau & Andy Murray
Soderpop our long lost friend- why does mononucleosis target tennis players so much
LONDON -- The ATP opposes the U.S. Open's switch to a Monday final in 2013 and is not satisfied with the prize money increase for the tournament.
The U.S. Tennis Association announced last Friday that the women's final would be moved to Sunday and the men's championship match to Monday next year.
While the move builds in a rest day ahead of each final for the first time, the ATP said Monday it was against the change and would continue to fight it.
"The ATP and its players have made it clear to the U.S. Open that we do not support a Monday final," the governing body for men's tennis said in a statement. "We strongly believe the U.S. Open should keep a similar schedule to the other Grand Slams, with the men's semifinals completed by Friday and the final on Sunday.
Thanks glad to see not everyone in the tennis world is on crack what were they thinking, Monday Final bwahahaha. So what happens when the whole of Monday is rained out? They play on Tuesday
Shots from the past
Now that is what shorts should look like. Probably a good job they don't wear them today, it would drive me wild!
Regarding the scheduling, Wimbledon does it perfectly, why they don't all do it that way I don't know.
Just in case you missed this bubblebutt, he sure tried to hide it to no avail
Can't wait to see him back on court next week :)
So excited to have Rafa back
I'd rather have Soderling back :|. No offense to Rafa.
Take that back. I'd like both back at once :p.
I know Soderling is the only guy who looks hot to me with stubble on his face
Sweaaty ass crack