Re: Why does Djokovic need to be on the verge of losing to play his best ?
Probably it's some kind of rhythm/get in the groove thing. In the WTF final he didn't win a point until half of the set was gone. Ok, Fed was really awesome, but not winning a single point is somewhat unusual. However, as the match and rallies were getting longer, he was better and better.
It's a nightmare for a fan though, often I'd turn off the video and just check live scores time to time.
“There’s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,” he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, “they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don’t succeed in the end. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.”