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Date: 26 Jan 2009 22:43:18
From: Joe Ramirez
Subject: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
all four collapses!

Joe Ramirez




 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 13:53:34
From: kaennorsing
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On 27 jan, 19:48, Javier Gonzalez <ja.gon....@gmmmmail.com > wrote:
> kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > On 27 jan, 18:39, Sao Paulo Swallow <Sao_Paulo_Swal...@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
> >> On Jan 26, 10:43=A0pm, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> >> > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set =
of
> >> > all four collapses!
>
> >> Too bad he passed up his chance at a Golden at this year's Olympics!
>
> > He won't really regret that imo, considering his success already. Of
> > course it's a little early to think about it now, and who knows what
> > challenges he'll retire from within the next few years, but I think
> > he's still young enough and if his motivation and the nice choky
> > feeble he's got stays with him for the next few years I really think
> > he's in with a serious shot at a Golden CYGR in 2012.
>
> Agreed. I mean, seriously, the kid's what, 21? Imagine the heights of
> retirement he'll reach when he's 27...

Well. looking at Krajicek's results, who retired twice in '95 and
three times in '96 (including one of his three GS defaults), 25 would
be about peak age for a serious goat retirement candidate.

I mean, we know he's gifted enough and has the stomach for it, but
considering the Djoke's gonna be 25 in the Olympic year as well, truly
puts him in on a historical trajectory and provides a unique and once
in a lifetime opportunity. Something we may never witness again.

I think he should preserve some injuries and mental liability until
then since these are opportunities that don't come around very often =3D)


 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 12:45:40
From: kaennorsing
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On 27 jan, 19:55, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com > wrote:
> On Jan 27, 1:44=A0pm, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On 27 jan, 18:39, Sao Paulo Swallow <Sao_Paulo_Swal...@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
>
> > > On Jan 26, 10:43=A0pm, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote=
:
>
> > > > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set=
of
> > > > all four collapses!
>
> > > Too bad he passed up his chance at a Golden at this year's Olympics!
>
> > He won't really regret that imo, considering his success already. Of
> > course it's a little early to think about it now, and who knows what
> > challenges he'll retire from within the next few years, but I think
> > he's still young enough and if his motivation and the nice choky
> > feeble he's got stays with him for the next few years I really think
> > he's in with a serious shot at a Golden CYGR in 2012.
>
> LOL. But the great thing about a retirement GOAT career arc is that
> the aging process is your friend -- The Curious Case of Novak
> Djokovic. Peak retirement Djokovic is still years away. The Djoker in
> full retirement flight will be an awesome sight to behold. I'm hoping
> to see a few warm-up retirements myself. :)
>
> Joe Ramirez

To put it in perspective how good Djoker actually is we should compare
him with another major choker goat retirement candidate who played
just in the previous era. His name is Retard Krajicek and, like
Djoker, was a one slam joker who beat the world #1 and defending
champion - as well as regular goat contender - in straight sets to
reach his career low achievement of finishing all seven best of five
set matches - without defaulting - ending in a victory at Wimbledon in
1996.

This man Krajicek was, like Djoker, considered to be quite the
quitter. It was once noted by Andre Agassi that Krajicek could get
injured just by thinking about tennis, though this was never confirmed
by Retard.

Krajicek played 630 matches in his entire career. Retiring a total
number of thirteen times, managing three of those at GS level. Hard
though he tried, never in his long career did he manage to retire at
more than one slam a year.

Looking at the Djokers total numbers, he still falls a little short of
Retard with only just nine defaults so far. However, considering the
Djoke's only even played 262 matches one can easily grasp the pure,
natural retiring ability of this Choker far exceeding that of the old
Retard.

Amazingly now already, in his short career, the Djoke's passed the
Retard in GS retirements with his swelteringly hot disappearance act
on Tuesday in front of a fully packed Rod Laver Arena, bringing his
total GS retirement number to four.

The clock was ticking as one could sense his disappearance ruined by
the afternoon shade that started covering the court, threatening to
interrupt the Djokers' act, which was by the way properly assisted by
a Duck. And, just as many thought the moment had passed, memories of
the great Houdini came to us as this Choker finally showed how he
melted right there and simply disappeared in front of our eyes.


 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 11:01:58
From:
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Jan 27, 9:14=A0am, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com > wrote:
> On Jan 27, 1:56=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On 27 jan, 07:53, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > On Jan 27, 1:45=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted s=
et of
> > > > > all four collapses!
>
> > > > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > > > But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>
> > > > I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
>
> > > Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
> > > asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)
>
> > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > Perhaps he will be known as the Djoker of defaulting?
>
> Djfaulting? :)
>
> We must remember that although Djokovic is still one slam short of the
> retirement career slam, his resume is enhanced by two, not just one,
> Roland Garros retirements. So, slam counts for this era should be
> stated as follows:
> 1. Federer -- 13
> 2. Nadal -- 5
> 3. Hewitt -- 2
> 4. Safin -- 2
> 5. Djokovic -- 1 + 4 (ret.)
>
> Joe Ramirez

So that meas djokivic has a negative 3 slams?


 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 10:55:46
From: Joe Ramirez
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Jan 27, 1:44=A0pm, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On 27 jan, 18:39, Sao Paulo Swallow <Sao_Paulo_Swal...@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
> > On Jan 26, 10:43=A0pm, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set o=
f
> > > all four collapses!
>
> > Too bad he passed up his chance at a Golden at this year's Olympics!
>
> He won't really regret that imo, considering his success already. Of
> course it's a little early to think about it now, and who knows what
> challenges he'll retire from within the next few years, but I think
> he's still young enough and if his motivation and the nice choky
> feeble he's got stays with him for the next few years I really think
> he's in with a serious shot at a Golden CYGR in 2012.

LOL. But the great thing about a retirement GOAT career arc is that
the aging process is your friend -- The Curious Case of Novak
Djokovic. Peak retirement Djokovic is still years away. The Djoker in
full retirement flight will be an awesome sight to behold. I'm hoping
to see a few warm-up retirements myself. :)

Joe Ramirez


 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 10:44:39
From: kaennorsing
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On 27 jan, 18:39, Sao Paulo Swallow <Sao_Paulo_Swal...@yahoo.com >
wrote:
> On Jan 26, 10:43=A0pm, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
> > all four collapses!
>
> Too bad he passed up his chance at a Golden at this year's Olympics!

He won't really regret that imo, considering his success already. Of
course it's a little early to think about it now, and who knows what
challenges he'll retire from within the next few years, but I think
he's still young enough and if his motivation and the nice choky
feeble he's got stays with him for the next few years I really think
he's in with a serious shot at a Golden CYGR in 2012.


  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 15:48:37
From: Javier Gonzalez
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
kaennorsing <ljubitsis@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On 27 jan, 18:39, Sao Paulo Swallow <Sao_Paulo_Swal...@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>> On Jan 26, 10:43 pm, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
>> > all four collapses!
>>
>> Too bad he passed up his chance at a Golden at this year's Olympics!
>
> He won't really regret that imo, considering his success already. Of
> course it's a little early to think about it now, and who knows what
> challenges he'll retire from within the next few years, but I think
> he's still young enough and if his motivation and the nice choky
> feeble he's got stays with him for the next few years I really think
> he's in with a serious shot at a Golden CYGR in 2012.

Agreed. I mean, seriously, the kid's what, 21? Imagine the heights of
retirement he'll reach when he's 27...


 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 09:59:27
From: Adam Thirnis
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Jan 27, 5:43 pm, "Vari L. Cinicke" <cini...@netscape.net > wrote:
> Sao Paulo Swallow wrote:
> > On Jan 27, 9:14 am, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
> >> On Jan 27, 1:56 am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >>> On 27 jan, 07:53, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
> >>>> On Jan 27, 1:45 am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>> On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
> >>>>>> Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
> >>>>>> all four collapses!
> >>>>>> Joe Ramirez
> >>>>> But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
> >>>>> I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
> >>>> Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
> >>>> asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)
> >>>> Joe Ramirez
> >>> Perhaps he will be known as the Djoker of defaulting?
> >> Djfaulting? :)
>
> >> We must remember that although Djokovic is still one slam short of the
> >> retirement career slam, his resume is enhanced by two, not just one,
> >> Roland Garros retirements. So, slam counts for this era should be
> >> stated as follows:
> >> 1. Federer -- 13
> >> 2. Nadal -- 5
> >> 3. Hewitt -- 2
> >> 4. Safin -- 2
> >> 5. Djokovic -- 1 + 4 (ret.)
>
> > What does this mean for 7543?
>
> In the 7543(21) system, Djokovic has 89 points and is the clear #1 and GOAT.
>
> Of course, Sampras can come out of retirement and retire again to go
> ahead of Djokovic! :-D

let's not forget h2h retirements - djokovic is ahead of both nadal and
federer - in fact neither of them has ever retired against him


 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 09:49:40
From: Patrick Kehoe
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Jan 27, 9:29=A0am, Jason Catlin <jason-cat...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On Jan 27, 12:25=A0pm, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Jan 27, 9:14=A0am, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > On Jan 27, 1:56=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > On 27 jan, 07:53, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > On Jan 27, 1:45=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > > On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrot=
e:
>
> > > > > > > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the covet=
ed set of
> > > > > > > all four collapses!
>
> > > > > > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > > > > > But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>
> > > > > > I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
>
> > > > > Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
> > > > > asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)
>
> > > > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > > > Perhaps he will be known as the Djoker of defaulting?
>
> > > Djfaulting? :)
>
> > > We must remember that although Djokovic is still one slam short of th=
e
> > > retirement career slam, his resume is enhanced by two, not just one,
> > > Roland Garros retirements. So, slam counts for this era should be
> > > stated as follows:
> > > 1. Federer -- 13
> > > 2. Nadal -- 5
> > > 3. Hewitt -- 2
> > > 4. Safin -- 2
> > > 5. Djokovic -- 1 + 4 (ret.)
>
> > > Joe Ramirez-
>
> > ++ Novak won't be doing too many more imitations for a while, least
> > someone spike their hair, take out a towel and start waving it around
> > while staggering for the exit... it's a rough business, the business
> > of greatness in the world of big time sports...
>
> You always have to fight on. What if it rains? What if Roddick sprains
> an ankle?
>
> Real champs don't quit

++ Yep... maybe the fight was never in Novak OR as I have been saying
for 2 years... his top end cardio-fitness capasity is just NOT at the
elite level... there are limits for all athletes and it can be in
various ways/to do with various measurable/estimable facets... Novak
has cardio limitations... or seems to have them relative to the other
elite guys in world tennis...

P


 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 09:47:08
From: Joe Ramirez
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Jan 27, 12:43=A0pm, "Vari L. Cinicke" <cini...@netscape.net > wrote:
> Sao Paulo Swallow wrote:
> > On Jan 27, 9:14 am, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
> >> On Jan 27, 1:56 am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >>> On 27 jan, 07:53, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
> >>>> On Jan 27, 1:45 am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>> On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
> >>>>>> Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted se=
t of
> >>>>>> all four collapses!
> >>>>>> Joe Ramirez
> >>>>> But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
> >>>>> I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
> >>>> Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
> >>>> asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)
> >>>> Joe Ramirez
> >>> Perhaps he will be known as the Djoker of defaulting?
> >> Djfaulting? :)
>
> >> We must remember that although Djokovic is still one slam short of the
> >> retirement career slam, his resume is enhanced by two, not just one,
> >> Roland Garros retirements. So, slam counts for this era should be
> >> stated as follows:
> >> 1. Federer -- 13
> >> 2. Nadal -- 5
> >> 3. Hewitt -- 2
> >> 4. Safin -- 2
> >> 5. Djokovic -- 1 + 4 (ret.)
>
> > What does this mean for 7543?
>
> In the 7543(21) system, Djokovic has 89 points and is the clear #1 and GO=
AT.
>
> Of course, Sampras can come out of retirement and retire again to go
> ahead of Djokovic! :-D

Djokovic will play an exhibition against Sampras and retire from it.

Joe Ramierz


  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 17:49:16
From: Vari L. Cinicke
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
Joe Ramirez wrote:
> On Jan 27, 12:43 pm, "Vari L. Cinicke" <cini...@netscape.net> wrote:
>> Sao Paulo Swallow wrote:
>>> On Jan 27, 9:14 am, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>>>> On Jan 27, 1:56 am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> On 27 jan, 07:53, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>>>>>> On Jan 27, 1:45 am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>> Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
>>>>>>>> all four collapses!
>>>>>>>> Joe Ramirez
>>>>>>> But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>>>>>>> I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
>>>>>> Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
>>>>>> asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)
>>>>>> Joe Ramirez
>>>>> Perhaps he will be known as the Djoker of defaulting?
>>>> Djfaulting? :)
>>>> We must remember that although Djokovic is still one slam short of the
>>>> retirement career slam, his resume is enhanced by two, not just one,
>>>> Roland Garros retirements. So, slam counts for this era should be
>>>> stated as follows:
>>>> 1. Federer -- 13
>>>> 2. Nadal -- 5
>>>> 3. Hewitt -- 2
>>>> 4. Safin -- 2
>>>> 5. Djokovic -- 1 + 4 (ret.)
>>> What does this mean for 7543?
>> In the 7543(21) system, Djokovic has 89 points and is the clear #1 and GOAT.
>>
>> Of course, Sampras can come out of retirement and retire again to go
>> ahead of Djokovic! :-D
>
> Djokovic will play an exhibition against Sampras and retire from it.
>
> Joe Ramierz

Good one!

But Sampras will play him only if Djokovic reaches #1.

--
Cheers,

vc


 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 09:39:45
From: Sao Paulo Swallow
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Jan 27, 9:14=A0am, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com > wrote:
> On Jan 27, 1:56=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On 27 jan, 07:53, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > On Jan 27, 1:45=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted s=
et of
> > > > > all four collapses!
>
> > > > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > > > But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>
> > > > I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
>
> > > Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
> > > asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)
>
> > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > Perhaps he will be known as the Djoker of defaulting?
>
> Djfaulting? :)
>
> We must remember that although Djokovic is still one slam short of the
> retirement career slam, his resume is enhanced by two, not just one,
> Roland Garros retirements. So, slam counts for this era should be
> stated as follows:
> 1. Federer -- 13
> 2. Nadal -- 5
> 3. Hewitt -- 2
> 4. Safin -- 2
> 5. Djokovic -- 1 + 4 (ret.)
>

What does this mean for 7543?


  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 19:12:08
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!

"Sao Paulo Swallow" <Sao_Paulo_Swallow@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:791ef52d-f1e3-40a7-9726-24f099796b2a@w39g2000prb.googlegroups.com...
On Jan 27, 9:14 am, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com > wrote:
> On Jan 27, 1:56 am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On 27 jan, 07:53, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > On Jan 27, 1:45 am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted
> > > > > set of
> > > > > all four collapses!
>
> > > > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > > > But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>
> > > > I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
>
> > > Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
> > > asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)
>
> > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > Perhaps he will be known as the Djoker of defaulting?
>
> Djfaulting? :)
>
> We must remember that although Djokovic is still one slam short of the
> retirement career slam, his resume is enhanced by two, not just one,
> Roland Garros retirements. So, slam counts for this era should be
> stated as follows:
> 1. Federer -- 13
> 2. Nadal -- 5
> 3. Hewitt -- 2
> 4. Safin -- 2
> 5. Djokovic -- 1 + 4 (ret.)
>

What does this mean for 7543?

***

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and inform you of our ruling in the following days.






  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 17:43:44
From: Vari L. Cinicke
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
Sao Paulo Swallow wrote:
> On Jan 27, 9:14 am, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 27, 1:56 am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> On 27 jan, 07:53, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>>>> On Jan 27, 1:45 am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
>>>>>> all four collapses!
>>>>>> Joe Ramirez
>>>>> But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>>>>> I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
>>>> Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
>>>> asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)
>>>> Joe Ramirez
>>> Perhaps he will be known as the Djoker of defaulting?
>> Djfaulting? :)
>>
>> We must remember that although Djokovic is still one slam short of the
>> retirement career slam, his resume is enhanced by two, not just one,
>> Roland Garros retirements. So, slam counts for this era should be
>> stated as follows:
>> 1. Federer -- 13
>> 2. Nadal -- 5
>> 3. Hewitt -- 2
>> 4. Safin -- 2
>> 5. Djokovic -- 1 + 4 (ret.)
>>
>
> What does this mean for 7543?

In the 7543(21) system, Djokovic has 89 points and is the clear #1 and GOAT.

Of course, Sampras can come out of retirement and retire again to go
ahead of Djokovic! :-D

--
Cheers,

vc


 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 09:39:18
From: Sao Paulo Swallow
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Jan 26, 10:43=A0pm, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com > wrote:
> Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
> all four collapses!
>

Too bad he passed up his chance at a Golden at this year's Olympics!


  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 21:35:11
From: TT
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
Sao Paulo Swallow wrote:
> On Jan 26, 10:43 pm, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>> Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
>> all four collapses!
>>
>
> Too bad he passed up his chance at a Golden at this year's Olympics!

Wow, I must have missed _those_ Olympics...

--
"Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"


 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 09:29:31
From: Jason Catlin
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Jan 27, 12:25=A0pm, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net > wrote:
> On Jan 27, 9:14=A0am, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Jan 27, 1:56=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > On 27 jan, 07:53, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > > On Jan 27, 1:45=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted=
set of
> > > > > > all four collapses!
>
> > > > > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > > > > But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>
> > > > > I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
>
> > > > Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
> > > > asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)
>
> > > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > > Perhaps he will be known as the Djoker of defaulting?
>
> > Djfaulting? :)
>
> > We must remember that although Djokovic is still one slam short of the
> > retirement career slam, his resume is enhanced by two, not just one,
> > Roland Garros retirements. So, slam counts for this era should be
> > stated as follows:
> > 1. Federer -- 13
> > 2. Nadal -- 5
> > 3. Hewitt -- 2
> > 4. Safin -- 2
> > 5. Djokovic -- 1 + 4 (ret.)
>
> > Joe Ramirez-
>
> ++ Novak won't be doing too many more imitations for a while, least
> someone spike their hair, take out a towel and start waving it around
> while staggering for the exit... it's a rough business, the business
> of greatness in the world of big time sports...

You always have to fight on. What if it rains? What if Roddick sprains
an ankle?

Real champs don't quit.


  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 21:33:20
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:29:31 -0800 (PST), Jason Catlin
<jason-catlin@hotmail.com > wrote:

>On Jan 27, 12:25 pm, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net> wrote:
>> On Jan 27, 9:14 am, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> > On Jan 27, 1:56 am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > > On 27 jan, 07:53, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>>
>> > > > On Jan 27, 1:45 am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > > > > On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>>
>> > > > > > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
>> > > > > > all four collapses!
>>
>> > > > > > Joe Ramirez
>>
>> > > > > But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>>
>> > > > > I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
>>
>> > > > Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
>> > > > asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)
>>
>> > > > Joe Ramirez
>>
>> > > Perhaps he will be known as the Djoker of defaulting?
>>
>> > Djfaulting? :)
>>
>> > We must remember that although Djokovic is still one slam short of the
>> > retirement career slam, his resume is enhanced by two, not just one,
>> > Roland Garros retirements. So, slam counts for this era should be
>> > stated as follows:
>> > 1. Federer -- 13
>> > 2. Nadal -- 5
>> > 3. Hewitt -- 2
>> > 4. Safin -- 2
>> > 5. Djokovic -- 1 + 4 (ret.)
>>
>> > Joe Ramirez-
>>
>> ++ Novak won't be doing too many more imitations for a while, least
>> someone spike their hair, take out a towel and start waving it around
>> while staggering for the exit... it's a rough business, the business
>> of greatness in the world of big time sports...
>
>You always have to fight on. What if it rains?

Yes, that was a real possibility... :-)

You are right, of course.



 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 09:25:17
From: Patrick Kehoe
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Jan 27, 9:14=A0am, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com > wrote:
> On Jan 27, 1:56=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On 27 jan, 07:53, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > On Jan 27, 1:45=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted s=
et of
> > > > > all four collapses!
>
> > > > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > > > But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>
> > > > I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
>
> > > Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
> > > asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)
>
> > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > Perhaps he will be known as the Djoker of defaulting?
>
> Djfaulting? :)
>
> We must remember that although Djokovic is still one slam short of the
> retirement career slam, his resume is enhanced by two, not just one,
> Roland Garros retirements. So, slam counts for this era should be
> stated as follows:
> 1. Federer -- 13
> 2. Nadal -- 5
> 3. Hewitt -- 2
> 4. Safin -- 2
> 5. Djokovic -- 1 + 4 (ret.)
>
> Joe Ramirez-

++ Novak won't be doing too many more imitations for a while, least
someone spike their hair, take out a towel and start waving it around
while staggering for the exit... it's a rough business, the business
of greatness in the world of big time sports...

FED WATCH: Fed must be entering the twilight zone of concentration
(and quiet wonderment) now as EVEN HE realizes he's two solid matches
from the icon #14 in men's tennis, Mount Sampras...

P


 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 09:14:40
From: Joe Ramirez
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Jan 27, 1:56=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On 27 jan, 07:53, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Jan 27, 1:45=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set=
of
> > > > all four collapses!
>
> > > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > > But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>
> > > I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
>
> > Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
> > asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)
>
> > Joe Ramirez
>
> Perhaps he will be known as the Djoker of defaulting?

Djfaulting? :)

We must remember that although Djokovic is still one slam short of the
retirement career slam, his resume is enhanced by two, not just one,
Roland Garros retirements. So, slam counts for this era should be
stated as follows:
1. Federer -- 13
2. Nadal -- 5
3. Hewitt -- 2
4. Safin -- 2
5. Djokovic -- 1 + 4 (ret.)

Joe Ramirez


 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 00:19:19
From: xamigax@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On 27 jan, 07:45, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
> > all four collapses!
>
> > Joe Ramirez
>
> But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>
> I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)

CYGR, excellent!

Share & Enjoy,
Manolo


  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 10:17:14
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 00:19:19 -0800 (PST), "xamigax@gmail.com"
<xamigax@gmail.com > wrote:

>On 27 jan, 07:45, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
>> > all four collapses!
>>
>> > Joe Ramirez
>>
>> But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>>
>> I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
>
>CYGR, excellent!
>
>Share & Enjoy,
>Manolo


The most pathetic thing is that he is the defending champ !


 
Date: 26 Jan 2009 22:56:15
From: kaennorsing
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On 27 jan, 07:53, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com > wrote:
> On Jan 27, 1:45=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set o=
f
> > > all four collapses!
>
> > > Joe Ramirez
>
> > But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>
> > I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)
>
> Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
> asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)
>
> Joe Ramirez

Perhaps he will be known as the Djoker of defaulting?

:D


 
Date: 26 Jan 2009 22:53:01
From: Joe Ramirez
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Jan 27, 1:45=A0am, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
> > all four collapses!
>
> > Joe Ramirez
>
> But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>
> I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)

Djokovic is easily capable of being the Agassi of absenting, but
asking him to be the Laver of leaving is perhaps too much. :)

Joe Ramirez


 
Date: 26 Jan 2009 22:46:16
From: The MAN
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On Jan 26, 10:45=A0pm, kaennorsing <ljubit...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
> > Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
> > all four collapses!
>
> > Joe Ramirez
>
> But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?
>
> I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)


GOD, WHAT A LOSER!


 
Date: 26 Jan 2009 22:45:34
From: kaennorsing
Subject: Re: Djoker closing in on retirement career slam!
On 27 jan, 07:43, Joe Ramirez <josephmrami...@netzero.com > wrote:
> Needs only to retire from the U.S. Open to complete the coveted set of
> all four collapses!
>
> Joe Ramirez

But can he do it in one season? Pull off the CYGR?

I say he'll choke at the last hurdle ;)