My apologies for calling it dumb off the mark, but it's still a weird inquiry to be throwing out there. You are assuming that Nole was experiencing luck due to some of his wins coming in 5th sets...but luck can exist AT ANY POINT. Who is to say that Roger never experienced luck in the opening sets or thereinafter that ultimately had an impact on the entire match? Same goes for anyone that ever played, Rafa for example. Luck can come at any point in a match...the fact that Nole is getting more of it in the ultimate set does not negate other players from having had any less of it in past matches. That said, who is to say it's even luck we are arguing about? I mean, players will miss shots and players will make unlikely shots. Is that necessarily "luck?" Can it be attributed to anything else? Skill mayhap? Dunoon.
Your post kinda induces that i'm actually stating smth about luck, yet it's just a question and noting an interesting serie of events.
Some people even answered that it's stupid to base several slams on luck only, which i never did
It's clear to me that Roger many times had some luck in his openning or second round matches, where he had to go through 5 sets, or saving incredible and important shots, etc.
But in such case, it's against lesser players, where the battle is against yourself, your rustiness, your motivation level, your ability to work around an uncomfortable style, etc.
While in the case i've brought up it's 4 times 5th sets, BPs, hidden MPs or actual MPs against Nole, with a 100% equal adversary on the other side of the net in incredibly important and tense moments.
And i'm clearly stating that the closest to pure luck in those several points was eventually only the FH return against Roger, all the others were actually perfectly played attacking points, or 20 shots rallies won, or aces, etc.
So it's just smth that never happens and it's interesting how much of it is actually based on a phenomenal mental strength, how much would be on the oponents choking, how much on luck, etc.
It's obvious that neither Murray, nor Nadal should have even been in position to even get to this position and they were lucky not getting actually spanked earlier in their respective matches, so i'm not saying anything more than - Hey guys, interesting fact - thisandthat, what do you think?