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post #1 of 91 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Will Novak be remembered for blowing the big one?

People are so quick to criticize and be mad at Roger for the way he played against Nadal in 2011 RG final.

What about Novak?

Havent heard as much critique of Novak.

He won everything all year, yet failed to win RG. Im sure he would trade Rome etc for RG.

He must be so mad with himself?

I know theres a long way to go the rest of the season, but the jury is still out on Novak on Grass.

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A big fat YES, slams are what you're remembered for, and he didn't win it. It was same old, same old Fedal that upped their level at the right time, like the true legends of the game. Have fun with your masters trophies Novak.

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A big fat YES, slams are what you're remembered for, and he didn't win it. It was same old, same old Fedal that upped their level at the right time, like the true legends of the game. Have fun with your masters trophies Novak.
You make it sounds like he didnt win a slam...which it isnt the case.

One thing is sure is that he would have been a tougher test for nadal in final, so yes he blew his chances.
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IMO he missed his best chance at the FO title so far.I think he would have had en excellent shot in the final(he really was gaining a mental edge over Nadal lately),instead we were treated to yet another dull FO Fedal "classic".However he's still relatively young so there should be more chances for him in the future but yes should he never win FO then yes this will go down as a big lost opportunity for him.
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That's what you get for not using set points in the first set but oh well, he said after AO that main goal is to win Wimbledon.


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You make it sounds like he didnt win a slam...which it isnt the case.

One thing is sure is that he would have been a tougher test for nadal in final, so yes he blew his chances.
Post-AO is where he really started dominating, beating Rafa 4 times. And RG was the first slam, where he was favourite for the first time in his life, and he crumbled. Yes, he blew his shot at the FO title, Nadal was beatable for Djokovic this year.

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Post-AO is where he really started dominating, beating Rafa 4 times. And RG was the first slam, where he was favourite for the first time in his life, and he crumbled. Yes, he blew his shot at the FO title, Nadal was beatable for Djokovic this year.
He lost one set at the AO, not something i would call "not dominating"

But yeah, huge chance blown at RG.
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nah. why remember someone over something they NOT did? does that even make sense? When he becomes nr1 he will be remembered for that. Like "How come Djokovic became nr1 when he only won AO? OMG IT WAS THAT MAGICAL STREAK!"

something like that. After all he got one of the best streaks ever and he got more ranking points and more prize money by winning all those master 1000s anyway. He didn't flop in RG or something, he was in the final 4. Slams might be what fanboys argue about on internet forums but I dont think Novak is crying himself to sleep about blowing the big one. He knows he will get more slam chances
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Well, he did run into a difficult match-up in great form. Had Murray been in his half he'd have won the title.

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Had Murray been in his half he'd have won the title.
Wimbledon organisers have a very important meeting, and then Novak will win Wimbledon this year.
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I dont want Andy in Novak's half at Wimbledon screw that he can play on grass better than Nadal....
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I dont want Andy in Novak's half at Wimbledon screw that he can play on grass better than Nadal....
lol statement of the century, the only thing Murray is better at Nadal on grass is succumbing to pressure
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Re: Will Novak be remembered for blowing the big one?

Way to early to say that. He's still the best player in the world at the moment and he'll have many more "big ones" to come.

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He would be if he'd "lost" the match against Fed. BUT he didn't. Federer WON that match. Novak didn't blow anything.
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Re: Will Novak be remembered for blowing the big one?

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Well, he did run into a difficult match-up in great form. Had Murray been in his half he'd have won the title.
Great form yes but he needed some real tests before Federer. He didn't have closure with Hanescu, JMDP match abandoned just when things became interesting and Fognini didn't help either. He was rusty and Federer took advantage, not sure Nadal wouldn't.
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