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Posted on: August 06, 2012, 06:47 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Why was the commentary audible on court?  Why didn't the players protest?

Djoko's OTT celebrations were mainly down to running on empty at times, I reckon, so I didn't mind them too much.

I hear Rafa messaged Andy to say that the Olympic Gold is the toughest prize to win and that he should be very proud of himself.
Nice to hear he's received praise from one of his significant peers. That must mean everything to him, coming from a fellow who has been No1 and has multiple slams.
Posted on: August 06, 2012, 04:34 PM
Posted by: Tasmanian Devil
The TV commentary was audible to the players.

His celebrations last year were OTT, but Djokovic is basically sound.

Why was the commentary audible on court?  Why didn't the players protest?

Djoko's OTT celebrations were mainly down to running on empty at times, I reckon, so I didn't mind them too much.

I hear Rafa messaged Andy to say that the Olympic Gold is the toughest prize to win and that he should be very proud of himself.
Posted on: August 05, 2012, 10:36 AM
Posted by: Grabcopy
I never used to care much for Djokovic, but over the last year I've grown to really like him.  Like Andy, he's a true sportsman.  Also he does seem to have cut out a lot of that awful macho posturing recently.  I'm pretty sure he'll beat Delpo and get bronze.

His celebrations last year were OTT, but Djokovic is basically sound.
Posted on: August 05, 2012, 09:06 AM
Posted by: lashurst
I never used to care much for Djokovic, but over the last year I've grown to really like him.  Like Andy, he's a true sportsman.  Also he does seem to have cut out a lot of that awful macho posturing recently.  I'm pretty sure he'll beat Delpo and get bronze.
I'm afraid Delpo might even get a proper battering from Nole today, which will be sad.
Delpo came within a couple 2 nanometers of beating Federer, (I really thoght he'd do it too) but no. He was gutted and so was I.
I hope JMDP wins today and doesn't miss out on a medal.

He reminds me of a gentle giraffe with his slow walking pace after a game point and his mild manner. He has a special charisma.
Posted on: August 05, 2012, 08:56 AM
Posted by: lashurst
'Murray can no longer be called a finesse player. He eschewed most of his cute stuff and is now playing grip-and-rip, full intensity tennis.'

http://blogs.tennis.com/racquet_reaction/2012/08/olympics-murray-d-djokovic.html
Good to see Andy getting rightfull acclamation in the media. We'll be reading lots more of that kind, watch this space!
Posted on: August 05, 2012, 07:44 AM
Posted by: blueberryhill
'Murray can no longer be called a finesse player. He eschewed most of his cute stuff and is now playing grip-and-rip, full intensity tennis.'

http://blogs.tennis.com/racquet_reaction/2012/08/olympics-murray-d-djokovic.html


Excellent article. cheers
Posted on: August 05, 2012, 02:30 AM
Posted by: Aileen
Hi All,

I must just say that I've read some stuff that Djokovic said after the match. I've no time to write it up, but he is so gracious in defeat and said some wonderful things about the way Andy played. Since Djokovic sorted himself out last year I think he's been incredibly classy in his treatment of opponents. Yes, he might throw the odd wobbler, but who cares? I really like him now.

I'm right behind Andy for the Gold, but I'd be delighted if Novak Djokovic got the bronze.
I never used to care much for Djokovic, but over the last year I've grown to really like him.  Like Andy, he's a true sportsman.  Also he does seem to have cut out a lot of that awful macho posturing recently.  I'm pretty sure he'll beat Delpo and get bronze.
Posted on: August 04, 2012, 11:37 PM
Posted by: TheMadHatter
He's still a finesse player. It's just that now he's learned how to use that finesse along with controlled aggression to play some amazing stuff.
Posted on: August 04, 2012, 11:28 PM
Posted by: Grabcopy
'Murray can no longer be called a finesse player. He eschewed most of his cute stuff and is now playing grip-and-rip, full intensity tennis.'

http://blogs.tennis.com/racquet_reaction/2012/08/olympics-murray-d-djokovic.html
Posted on: August 04, 2012, 03:44 PM
Posted by: Iluvandy
oh.. if just both of them could take the gold medal..

No way.    The gold is for Andy.
Posted on: August 04, 2012, 03:37 PM
Posted by: lashurst
oh.. if just both of them could take the gold medal..
confused Rolling Eyes
Posted on: August 04, 2012, 02:50 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
Although I'm often critical of Nole because of his macho posturing on court especially when he wins, I think there's a lot which is admirable about him and he is certainly a good loser.  I too thought his remarks about Andy were very gracious.  So I too hope he'll be on that bronze podium tomorrow with Andy presiding over him and smugfed on the gold.
Nigel at 10.01pm ! and thanks
Posted on: August 04, 2012, 01:51 PM
Posted by: teejay1
Hi TJ

Since we have had sky+ installed, I can't figure out how to get sky to play through my vcr.  I may have the cables connected incorrectly dontknow  I can play dvds and videos but can't get sky showing on there and I'm loathed to fork out cash for someone to do that for me - it's about $90 for an 'engineer' to do it and my hubby is technically challenged (though he has mastered how to record programmes on sky+ and pause live tv).  Doesn't help that some cables are HD and some are the three leads (yellow, white and red) and scart leads.  It was easier with 4 channels lol

Hi Bev and all,

Ooh, sounds complicated! My brother set mine up for me. I'm not sure exactly what he did, but my Sky goes through the DVD Recorder somehow, not that I use the DVD Recorder much since I had Sky+. When I see my brother I will ask him what he did and see if he can tell me in simple terms. Bear with me and I'll see what I can do.

I feel a bit rotten. I was so tempted to record all of Andy's Olympic matches and just didn't. What a pain.
Posted on: August 04, 2012, 01:05 PM
Posted by: TheMadHatter
Hi All,

I must just say that I've read some stuff that Djokovic said after the match. I've no time to write it up, but he is so gracious in defeat and said some wonderful things about the way Andy played. Since Djokovic sorted himself out last year I think he's been incredibly classy in his treatment of opponents. Yes, he might throw the odd wobbler, but who cares? I really like him now.

I'm right behind Andy for the Gold, but I'd be delighted if Novak Djokovic got the bronze.
Agree completely. I don't get the hate for Nole from some people. Federer fans seem to hate him, but then that's no surprise as they hate anyone who dare challenge their god. It seems to be that people dislike his attitude because he dares to celebrate on court after winning Slams.

He's a phenomenal tennis player and has showed some exceptional sportsmanship this year, puts Federer (who keeps on winning these sportsmanship awards) to shame. Federer screams at the crowd to shut up, Djokovic gives his opponent the point when he sees the line judge has got it wrong.

Murray, Djokovic and Nadal are all the same in that respect, all very nice guys, great sports and very gracious in victory and in defeat. They do Federer to shame, who on too many occasions has made little jibes or arrogant remarks, often not giving his opponent credit at all. Not all the times, no, on occasion he does give out some credit, but it's way too rare and seems almost forced.
Posted on: August 04, 2012, 12:53 PM
Posted by: syc23
Just watched the re-run on iPlayer and Andy went out their without any fear - that SF loss against Novak at AO really gave him the belief that he can go onto better things and after getting to back-to-back Wimby finals and having a shot at gold is an amazing achievement.

Hopefully Andy goes one better than he did 1 month ago. Andy has the opportunity to destroy what Roger has wanted to achieve for the last 4 years of winning OG at Wimby. That would make up for the Wimby loss and would be a perfect platform for Andy to go onto better things.
Posted on: August 04, 2012, 12:52 PM
Posted by: Lejla Federer
oh.. if just both of them could take the gold medal..
Posted on: August 04, 2012, 12:51 PM
Posted by: TheMadHatter
I don't see why Federer should be so drained by his match. It was no longer than an average five-setter. It equates to a 7-6 3-6 7-6 3-6 6-4, five-set win. The only disadvantage might be psychological based on the numbers.
True. But you also have to take into account the mental exhaustion (how many times did he serve to stay in the match?) and the fact that Andy's match finished in half the time.

Not often that Federer goes into the final after a marathon semi-final anyway (in Slams). And then there's his age, although I've seen little to suggest that his fitness has dropped much, if at all since five years ago.
Posted on: August 04, 2012, 11:38 AM
Posted by: Bevc
Bev, if you have a DVD recorder or video recorder connected to your TV just record the match on that as you play it back on Sky+. The DVD/video recorder will just 'think' it is recording from your TV.

 Hope that helps you.

Hi TJ

Since we have had sky+ installed, I can't figure out how to get sky to play through my vcr.  I may have the cables connected incorrectly dontknow  I can play dvds and videos but can't get sky showing on there and I'm loathed to fork out cash for someone to do that for me - it's about $90 for an 'engineer' to do it and my hubby is technically challenged (though he has mastered how to record programmes on sky+ and pause live tv).  Doesn't help that some cables are HD and some are the three leads (yellow, white and red) and scart leads.  It was easier with 4 channels lol
Posted on: August 04, 2012, 11:31 AM
Posted by: teejay1
Hi All,

I must just say that I've read some stuff that Djokovic said after the match. I've no time to write it up, but he is so gracious in defeat and said some wonderful things about the way Andy played. Since Djokovic sorted himself out last year I think he's been incredibly classy in his treatment of opponents. Yes, he might throw the odd wobbler, but who cares? I really like him now.

I'm right behind Andy for the Gold, but I'd be delighted if Novak Djokovic got the bronze.
Posted on: August 04, 2012, 11:26 AM
Posted by: teejay1
Now how to figure out how to get in on video to keep Very Happy

Bev, if you have a DVD recorder or video recorder connected to your TV just record the match on that as you play it back on Sky+. The DVD/video recorder will just 'think' it is recording from your TV.

 Hope that helps you.