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Re: Was Djokovic just really unlucky at slams between 2008 and 2010?

In those years he had only 1 or 2 poor matches(vs Kohlschreiber at the FO 2009) or a match he should have easily won but slipped away(vs Melzer FO 2010) but the rest he either was feeling sick or the heat got to him and for the other matches he competed well but lost plenty of tight sets especially vs Federer which showed that he wasn`t ready to win those big matches yet.
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if by unlucky you mean, terribly outclassed, then yes...he was just really unlucky

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He just wasnt good enough.

End of, no one in 20 years will think "oh he was unlucky"
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In 20 years people will say:

Djok owned Nadal for a year, but Nadal at age 26 lifted his game higher (than the calendar year 2010 when he become the only man in world history to win 3 slams on 3 different surfaces) to the point where he won The Rafa Slam in 2013 Australia.
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strange how he suddenly became so physically strong

just like nadal

man- i cant even mask my contempt for some of these "athletes"

you ask why i love federer and not the other guys

fed is the only guy, for sure- that is clean

its not fair because there are guys in the top 200 who have the talent to be in the top 10 but because they dont juice they just cant compete- thats the truth and we all know it

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you ask why i love federer and not the other guys

fed is the only guy, for sure- that is clean
How do you know that?

He would be a prime candidate actually.

The thing doping does is help you recover faster so you can do more workouts.

Peak Fed had the best endurance we have ever seen.

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is it so hard to understand he is just a better player now, the difference in his forehand is remarkable for instance.
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He didn't have his egg. The egg isn't luck. The egg is all skill

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I don't think he was unlucky...he just lost his focus. stupid change of racket etc. I really think that he should have won more slams after the AO 2008 win but he went backwards in a way. what he is doing right now is amazing, but his performance at the AO back in 2008 was absolutely astonishing. I still think it's the best tournament he's ever played.

However, he was only 20yo. I guess he had to mature as a player which he certainly did...

one more thing, I don't believe in luck. You create your own luck.
You don't believe in luck? OK...

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strange how he suddenly became so physically strong

just like nadal

man- i cant even mask my contempt for some of these "athletes"

you ask why i love federer and not the other guys

fed is the only guy, for sure- that is clean

its not fair because there are guys in the top 200 who have the talent to be in the top 10 but because they dont juice they just cant compete- thats the truth and we all know it
You don't think there is something supicious about a guy who never looks tired, and plays his best tennis at the end of the year, at age 30, no less, while Rafa and Djok collapse? Federer is the most suspicious case. While Nadal is continually exhausted and complains about the schedule more than anyone.
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pretty sure he's clean- his style of play is hardly taxing at all- its no wonder he stays relatively healthy and hardly injured

i'm sure i read an article somewhere that HGH use has a correlation with injuries

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pretty sure he's clean- his style of play is hardly taxing at all- its no wonder he stays relatively healthy and hardly injured

i'm sure i read an article somewhere that HGH use has a correlation with injuries
I agree. Also fed unlike nadal (Nole?) is for random drug testing. That is they can be tested at anytime anywhere with no warning.

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I agree. Also fed unlike nadal (Nole?) is for random drug testing. That is they can be tested at anytime anywhere with no warning.
Does Federer even get drug tested? Nadal was tested at 6am the morning after celebrating his 2011 Roland Garros victory. And he's already been test 3 times this year, he said yesterday in fact (in reply to the controversy over the loser Frenchmen journalist making cartoons about Nadal filling his car with urine).
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Re: Was Djokovic just really unlucky at slams between 2008 and 2010?

this is all mambo jambo talk. they get tested all the time. ok, sure there is a possibility that they could be using something new... I just don't buy it. Novak was a great player back in 2006 when he made it to # 16 I think. He then become #3 in 2007. As his fan I know how freaked out he is about his health.

Novak, Rog and Rafa are simply better players than the rest. Period.
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Re: Was Djokovic just really unlucky at slams between 2008 and 2010?

He was VERY unlucky in USO 2007. And that loss in AO to Tsonga. That's pretty much it.

He was beaten fair and square in the other losses.
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