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There’s also a remarkable pattern during this run, if you include the ‘14 RG loss then 8/14 GS finals feature Djokovic winning the first set and then dropping the second set ?
 

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This turn around is stunning. From a "choker" into a mental beast.
 

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He choked a lot of finals or was sick coupled with bad tactics (RG 2014).
Becker made the difference after 2013 (though he showed signs of life when defeating Nadal at WTF 2013) and then Vajda rose to the occasion since 2018.
 

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Happy that his final win rates is much better, but those 2 losses against Wawrinka really stings
Yep.
I've never been able to rewatch that USO match, the RG loss was terrible but we can begrudgingly thank Stan for giving rise to the Nole Slam.
But overall a remarkable turnaround since winning Wimbledon in 2014.
 

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It's a remarkable record.

I mentioned on the match thread he only had 1 slam going into the 2011 AO and he wasn't far off his mid 20s at that point. At the time Federer had 16 slams and Nadal 9 so they were miles infront.

Then he had fantastic 2011 season but after that started losing in slam finals to Murray twice and Nadal again.

When all is said and done Wimbledon 2019 will be looked at as the legacy final but I'd also look back to Wimbledon 2014 final as a huge moment.

At the time he'd only won Wimbledon once so like RG that was a slam he couldn't count on winning regularly.

He went into Wimbledon on back of another loss to Nadal at RG. He didn't even win the AO that year with (guess who) Wawrinka taking him out in a 5 set classic. At that point he had 6 slams to his name. Fed was having his own lean period but was still over 10 slams ahead. Nadal had 13.

I think beating Fed in the final gave him real confidence to believe Wimbledon could become a banker slam for him and since then he's won three more in next five years which has really pushed him into sight of the other two and now it feels like a matter of time IF he dosen't have another shoulder issue.
 

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The stats over turn simply because competiton is weaker. No more murray and Wawrinka.
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Murray who was not good enough in several AO finals?
Or Wawrinka who had superior mental strength and the best attacking BH, but began winning slams very late and only 1 per season?
These are still outliers, not really endangering Djokovic's status who once healthy, has been winnning slams in a row... or in close succession like now.
 
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So many lies and excuses from Fedal fans. Yet, because Novak‘s dominant and surging again, the forums don’t have so many abusive comments anymore. I’m freaking happy.
If the competition in the last 7 years was so weak, how come Nadal and Murray didn’t win 5 Australian Opens and Wimbledons? Fed was supposed to rack up 28 Slams.
Novak‘s the only one that’s not old? What happened? Novak happened.
 

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Murray who was not good enough in several AO finals?
Or Wawrinka who had superior mental strength and the best attacking BH, but began winning slams very late and only 1 per season?
These are still outliers, not really endangering Djokovic's status who once healthy, has been winnning slams in a row... or in close succession like now.
Credit for Djokovic for staying fitter than all of them hence this happened. Djokovic was even more healthy back then but couldn't win them from 2012-2014.
 

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We all know he's a mental giant and exceptionally clutch, but he's a pretty darn good player as well. Once he figured out how to manage the tournaments, ie. reserve energy by tanking sets and how to manage mental dips in matches he pulled away from the field.
 

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The turn around was absolutely staggering. At the time, it looked like Djokovic needed to correct those numbers just to redeem his own legacy. Who would have thought that he would almost do a 180 and threaten the all-time record.
 
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