Originally Posted by latso
Was just thinking how many times in a row he just lucked it out in mega huge ocasions -
USO semi final 2011
USO semi final 2010
AO semi final 2012 (he was *5-5 15-40 in 5th set)
AO final 2012 (*2-4 15-30, easy passing missed Rafa, 5th set)
In 4 occasions he's just a point away of losing. He plays most these crucial points in a great way, but to be honest this kind of successive crucial points saving doesn't happen to everyone.
No deterioration of Nole's success, just thinking about how one point in all those 4 matches (maybe more than 4, can't remember) could have made his impressive run look totally different.
Some luck indeed here, no?
Nole's tennis is based on pure luck, no two ways about it. I believe that you thought deeply about the issue and came up with an error-free conclusion. Bravo for clear reasoning.