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Which do you think will affect Novak the worst?

SheepleBuster
06-03-2011, 02:57 AM
We have seen Murray losing it after losing in grand slam finals and then going for weeks without good wins. Everybody expects Novak to beat Roger and Rafa. this is the first slam he was probably favorite to win from the start. If Roger stops him, will Novak's confidence go back to where it was in 2010 before his match with Roger in US Open?

Which do you think will affect Novak the worst? Losing to Rafa or Roger?

hipolymer
06-03-2011, 03:01 AM
Nole has already lost two major finals. One was in USO 2010, so you can see the results of that loss quite clearly, haha.

SheepleBuster
06-03-2011, 03:03 AM
Nole has already lost two major finals. One was in USO 2010, so you can see the results of that loss quite clearly, haha.

No you know what i mean. Everybody expects him to win this. The first time he is favorite from the start to win the whole thing. no?

finishingmove
06-03-2011, 03:15 AM
he won't lose

tektonac
06-03-2011, 03:43 AM
if he follows MTF than threads like this one ;)

eclecticist
06-03-2011, 03:43 AM
won't affect him that much. he is clearly mentally stronger than murray and he has expressed many times during his interviews that he is not unbeatable and that he could lose anyday. he is just taking this as far as it will go

hyperren
06-03-2011, 03:57 AM
Heh, probably losing to Murray. :p

SheepleBuster
06-03-2011, 04:03 AM
Heh, probably losing to Murray. :p

Nah. If he loses to Murray, it'd be because of an strategic tank to win his first title as #1 at Wimbledon!

stewietennis
06-03-2011, 06:05 AM
Novak will take a loss stride. He lost the US Open and was rather jovial at the end, even pretending to pocket Rafa's winner's check – when Rafa handed it to him to pose for winners photos. I don't think he'll be affected too much.

Acer
06-03-2011, 06:30 AM
He's not Murray. Just like the effects of a loss are different between Roger and Nadal.

djb84xi
06-03-2011, 07:58 AM
Once the streak ends, I don't expect it to bother Djokovic too much. It would surprise me if it did. However, with that said, sooner or later, it's certain that he'll go through his own rough patch during the season, experience losses here and there, much like the others, and things will be pretty much back to normal.

MaxPower
06-03-2011, 10:52 AM
We have seen Murray losing it after losing in grand slam finals and then going for weeks without good wins. Everybody expects Novak to beat Roger and Rafa. this is the first slam he was probably favorite to win from the start. If Roger stops him, will Novak's confidence go back to where it was in 2010 before his match with Roger in US Open?

Which do you think will affect Novak the worst? Losing to Rafa or Roger?

No brainer. Losing to Roger. I think Novak expects to win over Roger but he is more unsure about Nadal. From my personal experience such losses are always worse.

Then of course the prize money for a final spot which I'm sure matters even to Djokovic but also the ranking points. Beating Roger and he is nr1 even if he loses the final and that would comfort him if he loses to Rafa.

Certinfy
06-03-2011, 10:55 AM
If Novak loses to Roger today he might as well retire. Seriously though of course his confidence will decline quite a bit but it'll still be at a good level going into Wimbledon.

Voo de Mar
06-03-2011, 11:24 AM
Too early to discuss such things :o

Sonja1989
06-03-2011, 11:32 AM
he won't lose

This.

Heh, probably losing to Murray. :p

Probably. :superlol:

Too early to discuss such things :o

Perfect for jinx. :p


@OP, anyway lose to Roger would be worse for him specially because it is semifinal, I think it wouldn't be record (I'm not sure) and if Rafa wins no 1 for him.

yesh222
06-03-2011, 11:39 AM
Neither. I don't think his confidence is from not losing. I think it's just from playing so well. He looks comfortable with himself for once, not just with how he plays compared to other people.

cocrcici
06-03-2011, 11:43 AM
I would like Nole loses to Andy;)