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The devastation of finally beating Nadal and having a clear path to the title, only to choke it away. At least in previous years he could say that he lost to Nadal, which is no shame and he was very close a couple times, but maybe Nadal was slightly superior in the crucial moments. Now, he's got opponents who he SHOULD beat.

In my opinion if he didn't win the French Open this year it would be far more devastating than even the losses in previous years, especially since he is playing his peak. Imagine if he lost to Clayray :eek::eek:
 

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Easily the worst ever. But I'm sure he's smart enough to focus on the real prize - La Coupe des Mousquetaires.
Nadal was just in the way of that, just as any player is every year he's playing. And he's got 2 more to beat.

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He doesn't have a history of capitalizing on his opportunities in slams though.
 

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It would obviously be very bad, but actually I think that in the end it turned out that this time, when he has finally beaten Nadal, Nadal may not even be the biggest obstacle to the title for him the same way he was in previous years. Obviously we have to wait and see, as he could defeat his SF and Final opponents even more easily than Nadal, but based on the way they've been playing you'd have to say that Murray, Wawrinka and even home hero Tsonga could pose more of a threat to him than Nadal eventually did (despite the fact that he would be huge favourite against all of them).

It would definitely not be as bad as, for example, if he had managed to win the 2013 RG semifinal then lost to Ferrer in the final. There he and Nadal were so far above the rest of the clay field it was ludicrous they were in the same half. As it stands right now, the three players that defeated Nadal in the clay masters this year (all in straight sets, no less) are still in the competition, so despite Nadal's amazing record at RG you could argue that the top of the clay field this year is still in Djokovic's way before he gets the title.
 

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Worst Djokovic missed opportunities:

1. RG15 (theoretical)
2. USO12
3. RG13
4. Wim13
5. RG14
 

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It would be bad, but he would recover. He's proven he can beat Nadal easily at the French, and he's been the 2nd best player in the past few years, so there would be no doubt in his mind he can win it another year.

That said, it's his time. Ajde Nole!
 

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It depends. If Stan makes the final, it will be on his racket. Nobody should blame Djokovic if Wawrinka plays the way he did against Federer and ends up winning. There is no answer for that kind of attacking tennis when he is on fire.

Of course Djokovic would still be the favorite mainly because it would be Stan's first Roland Garros final. I wanna add this though, however well Murray plays at the moment, Djoker should not lose to him. The Scot doesn't have the kind of tennis Wawrinka possesses, Djokovic should be able to handle him like he usually does.
 

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Worst Djokovic missed opportunities:

1. RG15 (theoretical)
2. USO12
3. RG13
4. Wim13
5. RG14
RG 13 is definitely higher than USO 12. He simply was never in control of the match against Murray, whatever the conditions may be, Windray, etc. In RG13 he was literally one net touch away from having practically a decisive advantage. He also was simply outplayed at Wim 13, and certainly not a decisive favorite.

Add USO 2014, FO 11, AO 14, lol thinking back he did blow a lot of them :eek:
 

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It won't be. Beating Nadal at FO is something similar to winning FO. So even though he will be sad for losing trophy, he will be happy that Nadal can't be his trouble no more at FO.
 

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