Originally Posted by thrust
A very good year for Nole, but it should have been better. The thing that most annoyed me about his game was that it took him too long to play his near best in the finals of the French and USO finals. The same is true of the Wimby semi. Had the rain not stopped play, I think he would have won the FO final as Nadal seemed to be tired and depressed before the match was stopped. Novak needs better preperation before finals and other matches against Roger, Nadal and Murray. Also, Novak seemed emotionally inconsistant throughout the year, especially in the more important matches. Perhaps he put too much pressure on himself to perform as well as he did last year.
Agreed he has been such a slow starter in those 2 slam finals. Especially against Nadal, he had monumental chance to get him there...and about USO to be honest wind was killing him, but still he should have closed that first set. Im sure he would cruise to title after.