During the match against Flo I saw Nole twice blow his nose covertly, not to give anything away.
He may have had the beginning of a cold. I lived in England for 5 years, believe me, it is damp, humid, cold, windy even during the summer. Easy to catch a cold.
Maybe that explains the low energy. He made an effort in the second set but he realised he didn't have the energy needed to win the whole match.
But that second set should make us optimistic. If he could have played like that for 3 sets, he would have won, even against JesusFed. He just had a cold.
Let's wait for the Olympics. Even on grass. Even indoors. Even against Roger, Nole can win gold. I'm sure of it.
He just had a bad day on Friday. Nothing to worry about. Nole is not as lucky as Roger, in the sense that when Roger had a bad day, Malisse still insisted on gifting him the match. No such luck for our Nole.
Cold wouldn't matter if he respected himself more and show less regard for his opponents.
When you have low opinion of yourself , you get cold and more and you can't overcome things.
I would say the only reason why he lost the last 2 matches in slams is because he always
propped up his opponent even though he surpassed them. If you say something 100 times over
you believe it no matter what. Yet he never gets reciprocated and almost gets no respect. The
predators out there believe that being nice is a weakness.