Maybe, with Nadal not there, Nole was heavy favorite (that's what the bookies said going into the tournament). It's extra pressure. Although even if he beat Nishikori, he wasn't going to beat Cilic, who was an absolute BEAST .
Agree 100%. He would have lost to Cilic here. Barely beat him at Wimbledon and was playing MUCH better tennis then.
Sorry guys, maybe you are onto something but I don't get it. Djokovic didn't even try against Kei. He looked completely unmotivated, as if he didn't want to be there. He played complete shit. Yeah, it was hot and humid but whatever. It's not that he lost, not a big deal you cant win everything. It is HOW he lost it ... I don't think that Nadal playing the USO this year would somehow motivate Djokovic. That doesn't make any sense to me.