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US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« on: September 04, 2012, 08:51:50 AM »
It's interesting and refreshing to hear Stan Wawrinka's mindset before this match. I like it. Realistic, but hopeful, confident.

Stanislas Wawrinka US Open 09/03/2012     

Q. You have a great challenge to meet Tuesday. What can you say about Novak Djokovic?


A. "Novak is Novak. He is almost unplayable on hard. He has proven it yet again this year, conceding only three defeats (six tournaments played) on this surface. This is obviously very complicated, but it will be a great challenge. "


Q. Novak had been a wonderful year 2011, with ten titles won and three Grand Slams, while he won "only" three tournaments in 2012. Is he therefore not invincible?

A. "Roger (Federer) can say that this year. And Rafa (Nadal) also. But not the other players who feel the same as last year. "


Q. What do you do to beat him?

A. "Playing my best tennis. The problem is that I will have no influence on what he does. He returns everything, you put a lot of pressure and he still plays a shot more than any other defender. But I know that I have the game for me to win against anyone. "


Q. How should one approach such a meeting on a mental level?

A. "One must start by believing in one's chances. I know I have the qualities to win against the best. Many players do not even think to beat them. It is normal bowing to them as they are strong. It is very rare to have the opportunity to beat players like Roger, Rafa and Novak. The reality is that they win all Grand Slam and all Masters 1000. But I am confident that I can beat Novak. "

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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 11:41:58 AM »
Prolly not going to happen, but I'm glad that Stani is thinking this way.

With a bit of confidence and consistency, he can beat anybody.

Now, its time to deliver! Bring it on Stanley!
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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 12:22:57 PM »
Right.  A player has to THINK he can beat someone, otherwise, he might as well not even play the match.  Stan has to be positive about his chances otherwise he's already down 0-3 to start the match.  He still might lose, but I hope he goes out there and give his all in the match!

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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 12:49:32 PM »
good thinking but not happening........dp will show how to do it provided he has no fitness issues, no forehand issues and no service issues.......
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

i demand french open to be renamed RAFAEL GARROS

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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 06:47:48 PM »
I saw this article on MTF already. good attitude but it's not happening. I wish he had this sort of attitude playing against his owner Federer too  ..-).

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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 06:48:49 PM »
good attitude.
 
the problem is that you either have to be bullet proof off the ground or you need a game like fed has to beat nole.
 
wawa does not have a bullet proof ground game.
 
and he cant serve as big as fed can. he also cant crowd the net like fed. substandard testicular fortitude is also a problem that gets in his way.
 
translation: it will be a straight set demolition.

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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 05:09:26 PM »
Not today.....
Anybody know what the reason was to his retiring, other than getting spanked ?
« Last Edit: September 05, 2012, 05:11:20 PM by mtt »

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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2012, 10:49:57 PM »
That statement was made base on Nole having his shoelaces of both shoes tied together.  But I guess the official did not allow that and Nole refuse to do that; so Stan was not too happy and had to break  a few rackets. :rofl_2:

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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2012, 02:31:09 AM »
demolition as predicted.
 
the folks at the castle sports bar know. stop by there for some drinks once in a while.

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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2012, 05:16:11 PM »
memo to wawa:
 
what the hell were you smoking? it must have been good stuff.
 
can you send some our way?

ship some to the castle sports bar. we are usually chillin there.
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US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2012, 05:57:05 PM »
memo to wawa:
 
what the hell were you smoking? it must have been good stuff.
 
cann you send some our way?

Save some for me!  Will help me deal with Fed's - and my own - declining skills...
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2012, 06:33:46 PM »
memo to wawa:
 
what the hell were you smoking? it must have been good stuff.
 
cann you send some our way?

Save some for me!  Will help me deal with Fed's - and my own - declining skills...

Save me a little too.  :rofl_2:
 
 

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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2012, 07:06:59 PM »
memo to wawa:
 
what the hell were you smoking? it must have been good stuff.
 
cann you send some our way?

Save some for me!  Will help me deal with Fed's - and my own - declining skills...

Save me a little too.  :rofl_2:
 
 

well since you are all taking a slice, just letting you know I want some as well...
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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2012, 07:45:53 PM »
memo to wawa:
 
get the shipping instructions right. send that funny stuff to the castle sports bar.
 
we are usually relaxing at the sports bar.

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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2012, 08:22:03 PM »
What was Stan thinking??  I expected him to say something like "I have no shot.  I don't know if I will even show up.  I just hope that if I do show, I get out of the match uninjured." 

WHAT THE HELL DO YOU EXPECT HIM TO SAY??? 
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2012, 09:29:23 PM »
What was Stan thinking??  I expected him to say something like "I have no shot.  I don't know if I will even show up.  I just hope that if I do show, I get out of the match uninjured." 

WHAT THE HELL DO YOU EXPECT HIM TO SAY???

How about:  "here you go guys - this stuff is real good, and it's on me."
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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Re: US Open - Wawrinka: "I am confident that I can beat Novak."
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2012, 09:35:45 PM »
What was Stan thinking??  I expected him to say something like "I have no shot.  I don't know if I will even show up.  I just hope that if I do show, I get out of the match uninjured." 

WHAT THE HELL DO YOU EXPECT HIM TO SAY???

How about:  "here you go guys - this stuff is real good, and it's on me."



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