Still won a set thought. There is potential for Novak to win it.It won't mean anything. Last year he won Rome Masters, and lost comfortably to Nadal at French Open. Two years ago, in Madrid he lost in R3, and reached only QF in Rome. Two weeks later, he was closer than ever to win RG.
I think Novak will win today, but I agree with this.Disagree with OP. Winning Rome final does not affect No1e's chances to win RG at all.
Player knows they can't win everything all the time. "Momentum" is highly overrated here.
Maybe that's what you want to see. But no. Personally, I think the title is in the bag for Nole but I wouldn't mind Murray losing early as he is probably the only one who might take a couple of sets off himDjokovic must win at Rome to maintain the winning momentum and to win French Open.
If he loses at Rome...there will be break in his momentum and he will eventually crash at French Open.
Good Luck Djoko !
He was not the favorite though. He had not beaten Rafa at RG. Still hasn't. But unlike that year, Rafa is completely done on clay these daysAs Federer said who cares if i am favorite or not ? Cilic was not favorite but won USO,Wawrinka was not favorite but won AO. Djokovic was favorite in 2011 at FO against Fed but Fed beat him. So as Fed said WHO cares ?!