Not offering Nico excuses, but I read that it was very very windy in Estoril.
Some players have problems with the wind. When I was at the US Open this past year, the remnants of a hurricane came through, and almost all of the players were having problems...including Nico big time. (Fernando did not
He didn't seem a bit bothered by the wind).
Again...not an excuse for him...its part of the game. But maybe a bit of an explanation for the loss. Of course, Justin had the wind too, but again, some players are bothered by the wind, others are not.