It was ugly the way Djokovic was behaving against one of the sweetest and kindest guys on tour. Once again he showed his true colors when loosing. And today he lost much more than what he’ve won- lost the respect that a player from his rank deserves. Leave the titles behind, people remember your legacy and he has none.
Djokovic wins another Grand Slam final in which he was, arguably, the inferior player. Sadly for Thiem, the mental strength plays a major part in tennis. Still, he played great and should be proud of himself.
Also, fuck Djokovic for his tactical MTO and bullying the umpire.
Djokovic wouldn't be winning a single slam anymore if he would draw Tsitsipas/Medvedev (or Zverev/Khachanov to take some winds in the first 4 rounds) and then someone like Nadal or Thiem if he would somehow make it past Tsitsipas/Medvedev, yet somehow every slam draw opens up for him.
2018 USO Millman/clownkori/Potro
2019 AO injuredkori/Pouille
2019 WB Goffin/Agut
2020 AO Raonic/Injurederer
Most of the time he just has one match to play and that's the final.
Does anyone actually believe he could play that match with the same clarity, confidence and freshness if taken to more exhausting matches previously, had he played:
2018 USO QF Federer (circa 4 sets)
2019 AO SF Wawrinka (4-5 sets, if he wins at all)
2019 WB QF Medvedev (5 sets, if he wins at all)
2020 AO QF Tsitsipas (5 set win at best, seing Tsitsipas as favorite)
It's draw-opening-up luck. As biased and unfair as it seems to say it. He's gotten historical late stage underperformers who have never done anything against the Big 3 (Nishikori, Raonic, Goffin) or downright weak players (Millman, Agut) instead of brash, cocky young players with more talent, winning records against him and the belief to win (Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Thiem not tired).