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Djokovic going back to "2010 mode"?

petar_pan
08-03-2012, 08:36 PM
Just wondering. He can't win a title on last 6 tournaments.

If Rafa is healthy I think he could beat him on USO. Del Potro and Muzza have a good chance too.

jerrard
08-03-2012, 08:38 PM
Nole 2.0 is done. We need Nole 3.0 now.

Pratik
08-03-2012, 08:42 PM
I still don't get it. So many people here seem genuinely surprised that Nole's 2011(till October) form did not continue.
Did you guys really expect him to repeat 2011?

IOFH
08-03-2012, 08:44 PM
Djokovic has never played as well on grass pre-2011 than he did this year. Djokovic of 2012 shits on Djokovic of 2009 and 2010. He will win massive portion of his Nadal-matches off clay, I'm sure of that.

Andi-M
08-03-2012, 08:44 PM
Knee-jerk reaction to a good but not great (by his standards grasscourt season). Reassess after USO.

G4.
08-03-2012, 08:45 PM
Some people really thought that dominating like Fed did was easy.

He was beaten by a better grass player, simple as that.

I have no doubt that he will be in the finals of the USO.

rocketassist
08-03-2012, 08:46 PM
He won a fucking GS this year :shrug:

Think he'll be happy with his year even if he does lose USO.

IOFH
08-03-2012, 08:47 PM
I still don't get it. So many people here seem genuinely surprised that Nole's 2011(till October) form did not continue.
Did you guys really expect him to repeat 2011?

And check Djokovic' runs in 2011. Final set TB against Nadal in Miami, a set and a break behind Bellucci in Madrid, Murray serving for the match in Rome, Tsonga serving for the 1st set in Wimby and a very shaky Wimby overall and of course twice being a couple of cm away of losing to Fed in USO (return + Fed's FH hitting the tapein the following point). Even in his incredible year there was so much close calls in it he was never going to repeat that, even though he's still very close to the player he was last year.

mooncreek
08-03-2012, 08:47 PM
worse than 2010 mode. He wasn't losing to Shitray then.

Technically true but that's only because Novak and Andy didn't face each other in 2010.

Singularity
08-03-2012, 08:50 PM
Technically true but that's only because Novak and Andy didn't face each other in 2010.
And in 2009 and 2008 Murray won 3 of their 4 matches.

IOFH
08-03-2012, 08:58 PM
:spit: at the knee-jerk. Djokovic didn't have a freaking serve from AO to Wimby 2010 and he was better than in this year? SMH

HKz
08-03-2012, 09:10 PM
Nothing special or surprising...unfair to Novak really. What Federer did during 2004-2007 unfairly placed this thought of "anybody who wins should be expected to do the same." Seriously, many placed this expectation on Novak back in 2008, on Del Potro in 2009, on Nadal a few times, and Novak last year. What Federer did during those 4 years was pretty inhumane, and should never be looked at in comparison, because before Federer such consistency throughout the whole year over several years had never really been done except for maybe Borg from 1978-1980 when he won like 9 titles in 78 including 2 slams, 13 in 79 including 2 slams and 9 titles in 80 including 2 slams. Sampras certainly didn't have that type of consecutive consistency. So what Federer did 2004-2007 is a whole other level and shouldn't be used as a benchmark..

Regardless, Novak will be back to show some good form, but you can't expect his 2011 form to continue.

Moozza
08-03-2012, 09:56 PM
Djokovic wasn't too bad today apart from in the very last game, certaintly better than in 2010. Today Murray was just the better player and won the big points.

finishingmove
08-03-2012, 09:59 PM
You were close to the truth. He's going back to 2010... back in time, to change history.

The Egg received an upgrade.

Corey Feldman
08-03-2012, 10:04 PM
No!

need him to stick around and deny Nadal extra slams when Fed/Muzza/Delpo slip up

nole_no1
08-03-2012, 10:06 PM
He has a slam, Nadal has a slam, Federer has a slam. :shrug: This season is far from being bad. It's worse than 2011 (it's very difficult to have a better season than last year) but it's not a bad one overall. If Djokovic wins the US Open we can say he had the best season of them all again

jrm
08-03-2012, 10:06 PM
i feel he's not taking tennis so serious as he did in 2011 :shrug:

Chase Visa
08-03-2012, 11:46 PM
Feels more like 08 tbh. Look gun at the start of the season, remain consistent from there on in.

uxyzapenje
08-03-2012, 11:58 PM
Totaly different. In 2010 he didn't bealive he could beat Fed and Rafa on regular bases. He didn't rly bealive he is on thier level. Now he just lost the huger, like when it's important, he's 'meh, who cares, I've proven myself'. He needs to want it more, train harded and efing focus.

Andy1402
08-04-2012, 12:11 AM
Novak is definitely better than 2010 amd worse than 2011. That's why people have been calling him nole 1.5.
But, in all fairness, expecting nole to repeat 2011 would have been naive. He already did amazing-managed to stay on fire for the entire season.
The only player to have maintained that kind of consistency over 3 consecutive years is federer 2004-07.
But that is definitely the exception amd what nole did was the rule.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
08-04-2012, 12:49 AM
when nole beat federer in the french open SF
every noletard said this is nole 2.0
then he lost to nadal and you said 1.5

then he lost to federer atr wimby and you said 1.0
now he's lost to murray and you say 0.5

venky91
08-04-2012, 12:59 AM
2011 was a total fluke. Djokovic has come back down to Earth in 2012.

Parera_Starr10
08-04-2012, 12:59 AM
when nole beat federer in the french open SF
every noletard said this is nole 2.0
then he lost to nadal and you said 1.5

then he lost to federer atr wimby and you said 1.0
now he's lost to murray and you say 0.5

HAHA. The Noletards expected their guy to run the show again in 2012 instead of looking at tennis history. Other then Federer no man has ever back up a 3 slam season. Why because its just that hard to accomplish.

venky91
08-04-2012, 01:02 AM
when nole beat federer in the french open SF
every noletard said this is nole 2.0
then he lost to nadal and you said 1.5

then he lost to federer atr wimby and you said 1.0
now he's lost to murray and you say 0.5

:worship::worship::worship:

uxyzapenje
08-04-2012, 01:08 AM
when nole beat federer in the french open SF
every noletard said this is nole 2.0
then he lost to nadal and you said 1.5

then he lost to federer atr wimby and you said 1.0
now he's lost to murray and you say 0.5

When he loses to Delpo it will be Nole 0.2 :yeah:

BroTree123
08-04-2012, 02:01 AM
Djokovic always wins AO and then sucks for the rest of the season during the Olympic years :shrug:

Honestly
08-04-2012, 02:44 AM
Ridiculous thread but funny all the same.

Honestly
08-04-2012, 02:47 AM
Where is Nole Scam btw?

dencod16
08-04-2012, 03:15 AM
Definitely less than what he was last year, but who can repeat that, his season last year was even better than any season Federer has done, and maybe even the best season played by any tennis player. Not even the experts predicted it will happen again. He got beaten by the best clay-courter in this era, He got reached the semis of his worst surface, that's not a bad record if you ask me. He is only a few hundred of points behind Federer in the race. If he starts shitting on hard court then you can say he has a complete slump, let's wait and see until we provide some unruly opinions.

dencod16
08-04-2012, 03:16 AM
2011 was a total fluke. Djokovic has come back down to Earth in 2012.

How can a whole season be a fluke.

BigJohn
08-04-2012, 03:20 AM
How can a whole season be a fluke.

because it was not a whole season?

Sunset of Age
08-04-2012, 03:25 AM
The problem is that a lot of younger followers of the sport (or perhaps rather of a player, never mind me) thought that after Fed and Nad totally dominated the sport for over five years (and still going), it would be 'natural' that their supposed follow-up would be able to do the same.

NO.

Fedal were exceptions, uhm they still ARE.

Once again: Big Titles don't grow on trees like cherries, and neither do records.

:wavey: Djokotrolls!

sco
08-04-2012, 04:45 AM
Definitely less than what he was last year, but who can repeat that, his season last year was even better than any season Federer has done, and maybe even the best season played by any tennis player. Not even the experts predicted it will happen again. He got beaten by the best clay-courter in this era, He got reached the semis of his worst surface, that's not a bad record if you ask me. He is only a few hundred of points behind Federer in the race. If he starts shitting on hard court then you can say he has a complete slump, let's wait and see until we provide some unruly opinions.

Sorry, but don't agree with your bolded statement.

2006 Fed season > 2011 Nole season
92-5 > 70-6
12 titles > 10 titles
wins at AO, W, US + Finals at FO > wins at AO, W, US + SF at FO
win at WTF > 1-2 record in round robin

Laver's Calendar Grand Slams > 2011 Nole season

Who can repeat a 3 GS season? Only the 2 mentioned above - the great Rod Laver's 2 Calendar Grand Slams and Federer's 04, 06, 07.

Jverweij
08-04-2012, 06:14 AM
Nothing special or surprising...unfair to Novak really. What Federer did during 2004-2007 unfairly placed this thought of "anybody who wins should be expected to do the same." Seriously, many placed this expectation on Novak back in 2008, on Del Potro in 2009, on Nadal a few times, and Novak last year. What Federer did during those 4 years was pretty inhumane, and should never be looked at in comparison, because before Federer such consistency throughout the whole year over several years had never really been done except for maybe Borg from 1978-1980 when he won like 9 titles in 78 including 2 slams, 13 in 79 including 2 slams and 9 titles in 80 including 2 slams. Sampras certainly didn't have that type of consecutive consistency. So what Federer did 2004-2007 is a whole other level and shouldn't be used as a benchmark..

Regardless, Novak will be back to show some good form, but you can't expect his 2011 form to continue.

:yeah:This. His game is just fine. His confidence just isn't as high as last year. He will still be a threat in every tournament he enters

Jverweij
08-04-2012, 06:17 AM
When he loses to Delpo it will be Nole 0.2 :yeah:

:haha: makes you wonder what version he will be after losing to Donald Young?

Pratik
08-04-2012, 07:43 AM
The problem is that a lot of younger followers of the sport (or perhaps rather of a player, never mind me) thought that after Fed and Nad totally dominated the sport for over five years (and still going), it would be 'natural' that their supposed follow-up would be able to do the same.

NO.

Fedal were exceptions, uhm they still ARE.

Once again: Big Titles don't grow on trees like cherries, and neither do records.

:wavey: Djokotrolls!

:superlol:

Sanya
08-04-2012, 07:54 AM
Really Djokovic 2.0 was finished on the last US Open. After that he never was the same. But does it mean that Nole`d bow to Fedal again? No, and despite his level of play (pretty good even now I guess) that`ll always make a difference. Sure, he`ll lose to them here and there - sometimes they are simply better. :shrug: But who rises to full height at least once, will never return to be on knees again. ;)

dazed1
08-04-2012, 08:04 AM
Definitely less than what he was last year, but who can repeat that, his season last year was even better than any season Federer has done, and maybe even the best season played by any tennis player.


http://i.imgur.com/tUmlu.gif

jonheres
08-04-2012, 08:05 AM
Nothing special or surprising...unfair to Novak really. What Federer did during 2004-2007 unfairly placed this thought of "anybody who wins should be expected to do the same." Seriously, many placed this expectation on Novak back in 2008, on Del Potro in 2009, on Nadal a few times, and Novak last year. What Federer did during those 4 years was pretty inhumane, and should never be looked at in comparison, because before Federer such consistency throughout the whole year over several years had never really been done except for maybe Borg from 1978-1980 when he won like 9 titles in 78 including 2 slams, 13 in 79 including 2 slams and 9 titles in 80 including 2 slams. Sampras certainly didn't have that type of consecutive consistency. So what Federer did 2004-2007 is a whole other level and shouldn't be used as a benchmark..

Regardless, Novak will be back to show some good form, but you can't expect his 2011 form to continue.

This.

Time Violation
08-04-2012, 08:29 AM
This is still Novak's second best season, better than 2008, worse only than last year. So definitely way better than 2010. Besides, if only a few balls went few centimeters longer, last season wouldn't have been that great, it was a fine line he walked :)

TBkeeper
08-04-2012, 08:36 AM
Definitely less than what he was last year, but who can repeat that, his season last year was even better than any season Federer has done, and maybe even the best season played by any tennis player. Not even the experts predicted it will happen again. He got beaten by the best clay-courter in this era, He got reached the semis of his worst surface, that's not a bad record if you ask me. He is only a few hundred of points behind Federer in the race. If he starts shitting on hard court then you can say he has a complete slump, let's wait and see until we provide some unruly opinions.

Stopped reading after this :facepalm:

Corey Feldman
08-04-2012, 08:49 AM
http://i.imgur.com/tUmlu.gif:lol:

Allez
08-04-2012, 09:06 AM
Toronto and Cincy are a lock so no need to panic

hipolymer
08-04-2012, 09:20 AM
This is still Novak's second best season, better than 2008, worse only than last year. So definitely way better than 2010. Besides, if only a few balls went few centimeters longer, last season wouldn't have been that great, it was a fine line he walked :)

It can't be better than 08. He won YEC in 08.

Time Violation
08-04-2012, 01:14 PM
It can't be better than 08. He won YEC in 08.

Well, he can still win yec this year, right? Finals at RG and semis at Wimbledon are also way better than 2008.

dencod16
08-04-2012, 01:18 PM
Sorry, but don't agree with your bolded statement.

2006 Fed season > 2011 Nole season
92-5 > 70-6
12 titles > 10 titles
wins at AO, W, US + Finals at FO > wins at AO, W, US + SF at FO
win at WTF > 1-2 record in round robin

Laver's Calendar Grand Slams > 2011 Nole season

Who can repeat a 3 GS season? Only the 2 mentioned above - the great Rod Laver's 2 Calendar Grand Slams and Federer's 04, 06, 07.

How many clay titles did Federer won in 2006, well 0. Djokovic won on every surface. Federer's best season yet he can't beat Nadal, whereas Djokovic was able to triumph over Nadal twice in clay. Laver Grand Slam is overrated his won those with half the competition from one nation.

Singularity
08-04-2012, 01:28 PM
How many clay titles did Federer won in 2006, well 0. Djokovic won on every surface. Federer's best season yet he can't beat Nadal, whereas Djokovic was able to triumph over Nadal twice in clay. Laver Grand Slam is overrated his won those with half the competition from one nation.
They're different achievements. Whether you favor more wins, or wins across different surfaces, is pretty subjective. Djokovic undoubtedly had the best 8 months, but after that his season was pretty poor.

Jaz
08-04-2012, 01:28 PM
How many clay titles did Federer won in 2006, well 0. Djokovic won on every surface. Federer's best season yet he can't beat Nadal, whereas Djokovic was able to triumph over Nadal twice in clay. Laver Grand Slam is overrated his won those with half the competition from one nation.

Making the FO final is of key importance.

It's the near equivalent of saying winning Halle or Queens is superior to achieving a Final of Wimbledon. It isn't. And neither is winning Rome or Madrid over a Roland Garros.

MinioNole
08-04-2012, 01:33 PM
Still confident though that he'll win a maximum of 2 masters and the USO. Not sure about WTF. But a USO win and 1 masters are quite enough methinks.

Steelq
08-04-2012, 01:39 PM
He is going back to 2005 level and will never win a title again, he is just a five slam wonder.

luie
08-04-2012, 01:45 PM
How many clay titles did Federer won in 2006, well 0. Djokovic won on every surface. Federer's best season yet he can't beat Nadal, whereas Djokovic was able to triumph over Nadal twice in clay. Laver Grand Slam is overrated his won those with half the competition from one nation.

I hope u mean " fed didn't beat " nadull on clay in his best year. Because he beat nadull on grass and indoors in 2006. In 2006 he did better than nole ever did by putting himself in a winning position against nadull on clay in a BO5 on clay. He had match point @ Rome 2006.

Off course he made the final of FO in 2006 , Novak just a SF.

paseo
08-04-2012, 01:57 PM
Nothing special or surprising...unfair to Novak really. What Federer did during 2004-2007 unfairly placed this thought of "anybody who wins should be expected to do the same." Seriously, many placed this expectation on Novak back in 2008, on Del Potro in 2009, on Nadal a few times, and Novak last year. What Federer did during those 4 years was pretty inhumane, and should never be looked at in comparison, because before Federer such consistency throughout the whole year over several years had never really been done except for maybe Borg from 1978-1980 when he won like 9 titles in 78 including 2 slams, 13 in 79 including 2 slams and 9 titles in 80 including 2 slams. Sampras certainly didn't have that type of consecutive consistency. So what Federer did 2004-2007 is a whole other level and shouldn't be used as a benchmark..

Regardless, Novak will be back to show some good form, but you can't expect his 2011 form to continue.

Why not? I thought Djokovic was GOAT candidate also?

http://i.imgur.com/tUmlu.gif

:lol:

Chirag
08-04-2012, 02:06 PM
How many clay titles did Federer won in 2006, well 0. Djokovic won on every surface. Federer's best season yet he can't beat Nadal, whereas Djokovic was able to triumph over Nadal twice in clay. Laver Grand Slam is overrated his won those with half the competition from one nation.

how many indoor titles did Djokovic win in 2011 :wavey: 0 so he did not win on every surface :wavey:

And Djokovic in his best season finished with a 64 record in the fall .That itself makes it worse than Feds season in 2006 .Fed never had a part of a season like that .he dominated the whole year :)

Lopez
08-04-2012, 02:09 PM
Classic MTF overreaction. Grass was never his best surface and Murray is a good grasscourt player.

Djokovic overcame tough matches at the AO, lost to an on fire Isner in three in IW, won Miami and then lost only to Nadal on red clay, to Murray twice on grass. Not shocking losses by any strech of the imagination.

His serve is miles better than in 2010, IMO it's almost as good as -07 and -08 when he was really hitting it well. He'll do fine in the HC season and might do some damage indoors since he won't be as fatigued and will be motivated to fight for the YE nr. 1.

emotion
08-04-2012, 02:11 PM
Not 2010. Maybe 2008.

NID
08-04-2012, 02:21 PM
He is back to second half of 2010. Not focused enough on important moments and with big oscillations in his game.
That will not change overnight, that's for sure. Do not expect a higher level from him until AO. As for USO, he will probably make it to the semis. His best chance for finals is getting Rafa in the SF.

PitsOfTheWorld
08-04-2012, 02:21 PM
Classic MTF overreaction. Grass was never his best surface and Murray is a good grasscourt player.

Djokovic overcame tough matches at the AO, lost to an on fire Isner in three in IW, won Miami and then lost only to Nadal on red clay, to Murray twice on grass. Not shocking losses by any strech of the imagination.

His serve is miles better than in 2010, IMO it's almost as good as -07 and -08 when he was really hitting it well. He'll do fine in the HC season and might do some damage indoors since he won't be as fatigued and will be motivated to fight for the YE nr. 1.

Well said.

BigJohn
08-04-2012, 03:14 PM
Definitely less than what he was last year, but who can repeat that, his season last year was even better than any season Federer has done, and maybe even the best season played by any tennis player.

Wow... I missed that the first time around. I am sorry I did. To summarize things:


:spit::haha::haha::haha::D

zlaja777
08-04-2012, 03:28 PM
No. Just wait for HC season.

Alex999
08-04-2012, 03:36 PM
Nole is doing just fine and IMHO he is playing much better than in 2010. He'll probably shine on H.C. all it matters right now is the USO.

Allez
08-04-2012, 03:39 PM
Which slam did Nole win in 2010 ? Nolejerk reaction :facepalm: The guy is a solid number 2 and will head into the USO as number 1 after sweeping Toronto/Cincy.

sco
08-04-2012, 03:41 PM
How many clay titles did Federer won in 2006, well 0. Djokovic won on every surface. Federer's best season yet he can't beat Nadal, whereas Djokovic was able to triumph over Nadal twice in clay. Laver Grand Slam is overrated his won those with half the competition from one nation.

2006 Fed and 2011 Nole has been discussed ad naseum in a previous thread where as 2011 unfolded, a lot of the Nole fans admitted that 06 Fed > 11 Nole. Guess you blanked out Nole's (relatively) terrible end of what you would call the "greatest season ever." Selective memory.

BigJohn
08-04-2012, 03:44 PM
2006 Fed and 2011 Nole has been discussed ad naseum in a previous thread where as 2011 unfolded, a lot of the Nole fans admitted that 06 Fed > 11 Nole. Guess you blanked out Nole's (relatively) terrible end of what you would call the "greatest season ever." Selective memory.

It was not terrible?

sidneythagovou
08-04-2012, 03:56 PM
Djoker isnt going back to 2010 mode. He could never have repeated 2011, cause it;s not only about him. Other players grow too and they try to alter their games so it matches up better against the best (Djoko 2011). Sure, he's not the same Djoko of 2011, he's a bit more passive now and makes more errors, but he's still very very good and it's thanks to the other players that he wont win everything in 2012

Roy Emerson
08-04-2012, 04:00 PM
More like going back to "2008 mode".

Houstonko
08-04-2012, 05:04 PM
Djoker isnt going back to 2010 mode. He could never have repeated 2011, cause it;s not only about him. Other players grow too and they try to alter their games so it matches up better against the best (Djoko 2011). Sure, he's not the same Djoko of 2011, he's a bit more passive now and makes more errors, but he's still very very good and it's thanks to the other players that he wont win everything in 2012

I think he is being more aggressive trying to end points fast. This is hurting his game because his game will never be good enough to surpass Fed & Nadal if he goes all out aggression like 2007-2010. ie. hitting flat. 2011 he outran everyone with a defensive counter punching game.

Roger the Dodger
08-04-2012, 06:30 PM
I don't know if its possible for anyone to repeat that kind of form he had in 2011. He was giving muscle, marrow and blood to get to where he eventually did that year. But now the poise has relaxed and it will be another huge effort for him. And yes, the movement of death (CD :sad:) will be very important if he needs to win that much. 6 of the tournaments he won in 2011, he snatched them out of Nadal's hand who was in his 2010 gear all the time last year and still fell short thanks to Nole. But without that movement of death, ... don't know.

IOFH
08-04-2012, 07:18 PM
It's just a bit hard to take this seriously when Djokovic is still somewhat of a favourite for the last slam and a 2-slam year and also has a good chance of finishing the year #1.

Right On
08-04-2012, 08:07 PM
He's not as good as in 2011. He will be good enough to win USO though.

Mountaindewslave
08-04-2012, 10:01 PM
I don't know if its possible for anyone to repeat that kind of form he had in 2011. He was giving muscle, marrow and blood to get to where he eventually did that year. But now the poise has relaxed and it will be another huge effort for him. And yes, the movement of death (CD :sad:) will be very important if he needs to win that much. 6 of the tournaments he won in 2011, he snatched them out of Nadal's hand who was in his 2010 gear all the time last year and still fell short thanks to Nole. But without that movement of death, ... don't know.

Don't be delusional, Nadal played far worse in 2011 than 2010, his confidence was in space

Honestly
08-04-2012, 10:10 PM
Which slam did Nole win in 2010 ? Nolejerk reaction :facepalm: The guy is a solid number 2 and will head into the USO as number 1 after sweeping Toronto/Cincy.

:stupid:

Litotes
08-04-2012, 10:16 PM
Classic MTF overreaction. Grass was never his best surface and Murray is a good grasscourt player.

Djokovic overcame tough matches at the AO, lost to an on fire Isner in three in IW, won Miami and then lost only to Nadal on red clay, to Murray twice on grass. Not shocking losses by any strech of the imagination.

His serve is miles better than in 2010, IMO it's almost as good as -07 and -08 when he was really hitting it well. He'll do fine in the HC season and might do some damage indoors since he won't be as fatigued and will be motivated to fight for the YE nr. 1.

Losing twice to Murray in just one meeting has to be a concern, though. Even Federer generally only beats his opponents once at a time :D

Time Violation
08-04-2012, 11:14 PM
It's just a bit hard to take this seriously when Djokovic is still somewhat of a favourite for the last slam and a 2-slam year and also has a good chance of finishing the year #1.

Yea, if he wins USO, that would be a 2-slam year, not even Roger would scoff at that :D

petar_pan
08-04-2012, 11:31 PM
People, you don't see one big thing. He won everthing last year and had tone of confidence. This year, he isn't good like last, Rafa took him titles and self-confidence. Expecially because he has more expectation and pressure on him-self because he won everything last year and in that case when you don't win something you are going down.

He lacked of motivation on AO.

Andy1402
08-05-2012, 04:12 AM
Djokovic had an awesome 80% of a season in 2011. However, he was totally exhausted after the USO. This shows the kind of physical and mental effort nole had to put in to achieve what he did.
However, Federer did that for 3 continuous seasons from 2004 to 2007.
So comparing Federer's seasons to nole's part-season is ridiculous. What Federer did those 3 years will never be repeated.

Han Solo
08-05-2012, 05:22 AM
I think it's valid to say Djokovic is better than he was in 2010 - a slam victory and various finals/semi finals speak for themselves. It's also fair to expect some kind of letdown after the almost superhuman performances for most of 2011.

But I guess he, his team and his fans will be disappointed he has been unable to win more this year, and unable to retain his number one spot. After AO, many believed he was back on track to continue dominating the tour.

If he fails to win Toronto (Will he definitely play there?) or Cincinnati, will people still consider him favourite for US Open, I wonder??

Lopez
08-05-2012, 07:03 AM
Losing twice to Murray in just one meeting has to be a concern, though. Even Federer generally only beats his opponents once at a time :D

Haha :lol:. My bad ;). He lost to Murray in Dubai, to Federer in Wimbledon... :p. That's an even "better" loss than the Olympics loss to Murray.

the answer
08-05-2012, 07:27 AM
Djokovic had an awesome 80% of a season in 2011. However, he was totally exhausted after the USO. This shows the kind of physical and mental effort nole had to put in to achieve what he did.
However, Federer did that for 3 continuous seasons from 2004 to 2007.
So comparing Federer's seasons to nole's part-season is ridiculous. What Federer did those 3 years will never be repeated.

4 years.