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Djokovic's mental strength is incredible

This man deserves an incredible amount of praise. He's be so close to losing on so many occasions but his mental strength allows him to come through each time.

Off the top of my head since Wimbledon last year he's saved 2 MP's on Federer's serve at *5-3 down in the fifth set semi-final at the US Open, came back from 2-4* 30-0 on Nadal's serve in the Aussie Open final set and then saved 4 MP's against Tsonga in the QF at the French.

He's an absolute machine. He's the world number one with a huge target on his back. Whilst Federer has made a hash of a really easy draw and got lucky that Del Potro was injured and Rafa's had a draw that is full of players willing to just roll over and give up, Djokovic is currently facing players who are having the best matches of their careers (Seppi and Tsonga in the French Open for example) and still finds a way to beat them.

How many others continue to defy the odds like he does? What a true champion he is.

Time for the Rafa and Federer fans to stick getting their knickers in a twist and give this man some credit.

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He is the most clutch player of all time. It is known.
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He does have great mental strength. His pride within him seems immovable even at the most pressured moments.

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Time for the Rafa and Federer fans to stick getting their knickers in a twist and give this man some credit.
Lame post. Who ever doubted (post 2010) Nole's mental strength. It is epic, although he choked badly the Rome final. Unfortunately I think his mental strength won't be enough against Rafa this year, his game is way off from the beginning of the year, and Rafa is getting better and better. Nole's no. 1 is in real danger after Wimbledon (which is a lock for the annoying Spaniard).

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Agreed. He's without doubt the GOAT at facing matchpoints. Fed's passing shot in the 4th set tiebreaker of Wimby 2008 is still my favourite play on a matchpoint, but Djokovic's mental strength really is unparalleled. If he gets through the MPs, you can bet your hat he'll win the match.
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Yup. I really respect him way more since yesterday.


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Lame post. Who ever doubted (post 2010) Nole's mental strength. It is epic, although he choked badly the Rome final. Unfortunately I think his mental strength won't be enough against Rafa this year, his game is way off from the beginning of the year, and Rafa is getting better and better. Nole's no. 1 is in real danger after Wimbledon (which is a lock for the annoying Spaniard).

Not really.

All I've seen on these forums is people calling everyone Novak plays a choker. Bit bizarre really. Seems like every single tennis player on the planet is a choker when they play him.
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Not really.

All I've seen on these forums is people calling everyone Novak plays a choker. Bit bizarre really. Seems like every single tennis player on the planet is a choker when they play him.
To be honest, 99% of tour are chokers, even the GOAT is a frequent choker
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He has incredible willpower, and he's demonstrated that in huge moments especially over the past two years. Kudos to him.

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I think any sane Fedal fan would acknowledge his strength in this area. The only one who is stronger mentally when their back is against the wall was probably Serena Williams in years past.

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I actually already said Djoker was mentally strong 2 years ago and I remember everyone laughing with me, stating he wasn't in the same league as Fedal and even ranking Murray higher in terms of mental ability. I was right.
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It is incredible. He forces the opponent to win it themselves and gives them nothing in these moments. It must be said though, that on each occassion you mentioned a player missed a key routine shot.
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Agreed. He's without doubt the GOAT at facing matchpoints. Fed's passing shot in the 4th set tiebreaker of Wimby 2008 is still my favourite play on a matchpoint, but Djokovic's mental strength really is unparalleled. If he gets through the MPs, you can bet your hat he'll win the match.
That is becoming more and more obvious. Once he saved those MPs versus Tsonga I knew the match was in the bag. Amazing.



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