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post #30 of (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 11:20 PM
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Re: Honest assessment of Novak's year by his fans

Originally Posted by Ash86 View Post
Federer was terrible in both those matches though so hard to judge Novak's level. He was nothing like a good Federer on clay and Federer himself struggled with Mahut and Goffin. As I said, think Nole had a great year and it's a good follow up to 2011. Just had to be a bit less than what some fans may have expected given the trajectory up to Aus 2012.

As for clay I don't think his level in 2012 was even as good as his 2009 clay level to be honest. He had flashes of brilliance - was pretty good in a lot of the Rome final and from midway through RG final. But it wasn't a constant level - a lot more UFEs than last year. Think next year will be easier without the non-calendar slam pressure.
Yes...You're right, next year has to be easier.

I hope we get to see him playing his best tennis and being clutch as he can be.

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