He isn't denying he has a finals syndrome. "A little problem with finals", he called it in Acapulco.
He joked about it today too, saying he will need to have a different approach tomorrow - and then laughing: "I have no idea how I will do it, but well..."
They've played only once before, it was an exciting match:
2008 Vienna SF Hard (I) G.MONFILS 4-6 7-5 6-7(2)