Djokovic feels close to last year's stunning form
寶貝呀寶貝 ! 就說嘛! ~~~話不要說太早嘛!
Indian Wells 第一輪輪空 第二輪才上場的寶貝
Nole vs Fognini
北美的比賽 對東方的球迷來說 要follow是相當吃力
畢竟頭號大種子竟然在第一天上場就碰到釘子 算是比較少見 (請參考一下 第二,三,四,五種子....)
就算要說 也讓球評們去說 自己千萬不要這樣說
人家Nadal 平白過了一關 Federer也是牛刀小試
明天的賽事 寶貝又要以何種面貌出現呢 ?
but.....球場上的驚奇戲碼 還是少上演 對球迷的心臟比較好
For Reference :
以下是路透社March 9 及 March 11的相關報導:
Tennis - Djokovic feels close to last year's stunning form
Oozing confidence after making a sizzling 13-0 start to the year, Novak Djokovic looks every inch the same player who reigned supreme in the men's game during his astonishingly successful 2011 season.
Though the Serbian world number one was reluctant to make any predictions about how his 2013 campaign may pan out, he sounded an ominous warning to his rivals on Friday while talking about his sensational early form.
"It feels the same (as it did in 2011) ... the way I started the year," Djokovic said at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, where he will play his opening match of the BNP Paribas Open in the second round on Sunday.
"I have great memories from 2011. That was by far my most successful year in the career. But it's very early still to say what's going to happen, so I don't want to predict anything. (其實寶貝的確也沒把話說死....只不過.....終究容易言多必失....)
"My mindset will stay the same, and that is to enjoy the moment, to be in the moment, to try to do my best in the present, take it step by step and then see how far I can go."
In 2011, Djokovic won a career-best 10 ATP titles, including three Grand Slam crowns, after reaching 11 finals en route to a stunning 70-6 match record.
He won his first seven tournaments of the season while compiling a 41-match winning streak, the best run to start a year since John McEnroe's 42 in 1984.
Fast forward two years and the dominant Djokovic has triumphed in his first two events, winning the Australian Open in January and the Dubai Championships last week, while extended his winning streak to 18 matches since October.
"So far so good," the 25-year-old Serb said of his unbeaten run since Andy Murray defeated him in last year's US Open final.
"I couldn't ask for a better start of the season, winning Australia and Dubai, playing on hard courts, which is my most successful and most preferable surface that suits my game the best.
"Obviously winning in Australia for the last couple of years gives me a strong sense of confidence which I carry into this tournament. I think that's one of the big reasons why I tend to play my best in this period."
Hardcourt specialist Djokovic has always enjoyed competing at Indian Wells, winning the title here in 2008 and 2011 after losing to Spaniard Rafa Nadal in the 2007 final.
"I won this tournament in the past and I like spending time here and in Miami these few weeks," the Serb smiled. "Hard courts are my favourite surface. This is where I feel most comfortable and confident on the court."
Djokovic expressed delight that his good friend and rival Nadal, also a double champion at Indian Wells, was back on the ATP Tour after being sidelined for seven months last year due to a left knee injury.
"It's really great to see him back for our sport in general, for fans, for everyone who loves tennis because he's such a popular and charismatic player," said the Serb, a six-times Grand Slam champion.
"I have seen a few of his matches ... he's still very impressive on clay, you know. Not much has changed. That's his favourite surface. He's the king of clay, he's so comfortable playing there." (*嗯....看來寶貝有在偵探敵情....為紅土戰做準備哩)
Left-hander Nadal returned to the ATP circuit last month in South America where he competed in three relatively minor claycourt events, winning two of them after reaching all three finals.
March 11 news:
Tennis - Djokovic fights through to third round
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic had to work much harder than expected to book his place in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters.
Top seed Djokovic lost his bearings in the second set before beating Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-0 5-7 6-2.
"It was definitely a difficult challenge today," Serbian Djokovic said courtside after breaking the feisty Fognini in the fourth and eighth games of the third set to claim victory.
"Fabio played very well towards the end of the second set but it was all my fault," said the world number one, who squandered one match point in the 10th game of that set before being broken in the 11th when he netted a forehand.
"I had a very bad game at 4-2, made a couple of unforced errors, got him back in the match. Next thing you know we're one set all and a couple of tight games. I'm just happy to get through." (*只能說 知道認錯就好.....)
Djokovic, who had stormed through the opening set in just 19 minutes, wrapped up his fourth win in four matches against Fognini when the 36th-ranked Italian netted a backhand.
The Serb, a perfect 14-0 this year after winning the Australian Open in January and the Dubai Championships last week, will next meet Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, a 6-4 6-4 winner against Australia's Matthew Ebden.
"My confidence level is high obviously because of the run I had this year," Djokovic said. "Game-wise, everything works. I feel good about myself." (**是說才剛說完.....寶貝又在說滿話 實在是拿他沒辦法!)