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07/07/2011

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Dinesh

Start losing to Federer (and possibly others) while trying to adjust his game for Djokovic?!

kitty

playing more aggressively which will increase UEs to net..opposite to his bread and butter game of playing forcing his opponents to do that

Nelson Goodman

Well, I agree with kitty but think that is just a fleshing out of what Dinesh said which seems to me the right answer.

Dee

Get married. ( BTW,I don't call it a trap)

Veglia

Get injured by overplaying the hard-court season

David Locke

The Temper Trap

Ricke

Letting Nole win the game between the ears before they even step on the court. Not believing he can beat him.

Lobbo

Going gluten-free!

Barbara

Believing that he can outplay Djoko playing the same style of game with more work and practice

Stella

as others say --- changing the game that got him to the top in the first place

O

The trap is that his body won't allow him to do what he needs to do.

nipurn

Train more and harder, and succumb to even more injuries.

TheHumbleOne

I like Dinesh's answer, personally...

Lobbo

Start denying Djokovic's affirmations that he is the GOAT.

Manal Ismail


becoming vegetarian? ok i am kidding heh...

TheHumbleOne

Similar to Lobbo and Manal Ismail:
One-upping Djokovic by going Organic and Vegan, thereby losing protein & muscle mass and becoming a weakling.

Novakfan

Become so humble that he will be humbled again and eventually believe that he is not that good anymore.

Lobbo

He might forget how to beat Federer!

Lobbo

I guess Dinesh said that already?

Lobbo

He might focus on strength and stamina and abandon skill and strategy.

Lobbo

He might start doing player impersonations just to win over the crowd.

Lobbo

And realise that no-one gets the joke.

MyLove

Begin anew with a secret weapon: playing right handed!

Sol

Lol, I have no idea but the comments are so much more fun to read.
If I had to answer seriously, I'll go with what Dinesh said.

ricky

I agree on this one, Lobbo!

ricky

wanting to force his smile even more

Lobbo

Find religion and start crossing himself on court.

Stella

start eating not only grass but clay and hard too

Ricke

Good one Stella!

vr

Where is Jenny with her wisdom/ I agree that he is going to make it worse between his ears, overplay and hurt his knees even more. (Lots said this in bits)

Lobbo

Sack Uncle Toni?

O

Before Nole's carnage, many many people are talking about Rafa and Roger as TWO of the GOATS all the time due to number 10 and a great H2H against Roger the GOAT.

The trap for Rafa is that he will keep losing to Nole and compile a horrible H2H to Nole, and hence lose his GOAT CLAIM badly, from number one or two all the way to outside top five.

TheHumbleOne

I like your way of thinking, Novakfan...

TheHumbleOne

As Veglia said above, play too much of the Hardcourts and end up permanently crippled...
...but then again he'd probably dominate Men's Wheelchair tennis, I would imagine! Maybe not such a dumb idea after all...

TheHumbleOne

As Veglia said above, play too much of the Hardcourts and end up permanently crippled...
...but then again he'd probably dominate Men's Wheelchair tennis, I would imagine! Maybe not such a dumb idea after all...

Lobbo

He will notice how thick Djokovic's hair is. He will begin to obsess about his own thinning locks, and recall what happened to Samson.

Serran

He will start to think about a possible encounter with Nole in the finals long before any of them has moved through their respective sections of the draw. This will take away his focus and make him look past the current round, opening the door for many possible "trap" matches against theoretically inferior players.

Growltiger

AHA! Lobbo figured it out. It's the Samson Syndrome! Now we all know how Novak beat Rafa five times on three surfaces in 2011. That Sneaky Serbian stole into Rafa's camp and thinned his hair! Each snipped strand cost Rafa a winner. I knew it. No way could Novak be winning because he's playing better tennis right now than the others. Had to be some surreptitious plot-- the impersonations, crossing himself (Del Po does it, too, by the way, but I digress), cutting off hair. Thanks Lobbo. We knew it had to be something other than tennis skill. Whew. Glad we figured that one out!

Growltiger

Forgot to make my guess. Rafa wall become so paranoid about Novak cutting his hair that he'll pull the tennis temple down on all their heads.

navakfan

I thank you TheHumbleOne !!!

navakfan

I laughed so hard that I almost choked to death !! You.. are something else. Love this one.

navakfan

lol

navakfan

Good one.

Tennis Planet

WINNER: DINESH. Nadal will do a 'Roddick' and forget about everybody else specially since he has reached 8 nearly-straight finals (quarters @ Queens snapped the straight streak) this season - on three different surfaces. Nadal won three of them - coincidentally the ones Djokvoic wasn't competing in. That kind of run cannot escape the above 'trap' syndrome for obvious freaking reasons.

Dinesh

I am a long-time lurker at this site. Absolutely love the passion for tennis here, the regulars (Jenny, Stella n others) and their comments. Honored to win something here :) Thanks TP for this site and keep up the great community you've built here.

navakfan

Congratulations to Dinesh!!

You were the first to comment and got in spot on , well done.

Ricke

Congrats to Dinesh! It pays to be fast, smart and correct of course!

Lord Oompa-Loompa

All hail The Mighty Dinesh!

Serran

Congrats, Dinesh! New Hall of Famer, yeah! ;)

Jenny

Congrats, Dinesh!

Bettyjane

Congrats and welcome Dinesh! Now let's see if this actually comes to pass. (hilarious thread btw!!)

Sol

Well done Dinesh.
Maybe this will get you to stop lurking and join us! ;)

imaginaryband

great thinking DInesh

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