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This is very weird, Novak for his supposed third worst surface won the championship for the second time in his career. Prior to Wimbledon he had no match practice at all, was getting ready for his bachelor party by flying out to Ibiza to have fun and yet after all of that comes straight to Wimbledon the following week and plays mediocre tennis from R3 - SF yet still ends up winning the title against FedEx.

What is more intriguing is that Fed, Nadal and Murray were actually taking the grass season very seriously by making sure they had at least a proper match on Grass at the Garry Webber Open and Queens as did Dimitrov and a majority of the top 20. These players put the work in, Fed won the Garry Webber Open for a record 7th time and in all of this time Novak is drinking and enjoying his bachelor party in Ibiza. Oh god the irony of this all!
 

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This is very weird, Novak for his supposed third worst surface won the championship for the second time in his career. Prior to Wimbledon he had no match practice at all, was getting ready for his bachelor party by flying out to Ibiza to have fun and yet after all of that comes straight to Wimbledon the following week and plays mediocre tennis from R3 - SF yet still ends up winning the title against FedEx.

What is more intriguing is that Fed, Nadal and Murray were actually taking the grass season very seriously by making sure they had at least a proper match on Grass at the Garry Webber Open and Queens as did Dimitrov and a majority of the top 20. These players put the work in, Fed won the Garry Webber Open for a record 7th time and in all of this time Novak is drinking and enjoying his bachelor party in Ibiza. Oh god the irony of this all!
So, in other words, his best surface?
 

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He has better W/L ratio on grass then on clay. Clay is his worst surface.

W/L HC vs grass vs clay: 82.62% vs 80% vs 78.26%. More or less - his grass game is better than clay for almost the same amount his HC game is better than his grass game.

Some can argue that he played Nadal too many times on clay, but even then, percentages would be about the same if we throw that matchup out of consideration, i guess.
 

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Kind of agree. While Djokovic has the ability to play on grass, it is like that Djokovic probably prepared better for Roland Garros than Wimbledon, and with Federer, Nadal, Murray and other players wanted to improve for this season on Grass they played warm-up tournaments to get the feel of grass, but at the end the solid player, even though it is not "his surface", won it with a possible psychological blow from his last match in RG. He struggled relatively on the tournament (lost Sets against Stepanek and Cilic) but managed to level up in the right. A very deserved title after his many finals losses but it feels kind of weird that this title was kind of unexpected with other players giving potential on Grass matches based on their tune-ups (Federer, Dimitrov, Lopez, kinda Wawrinka).
 

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He has better W/L ratio on grass then on clay. Clay is his worst surface.

W/L grass vs clay: 80% vs 78.26%
it is not. Look, he plays only Wimby in few last years and it almost guarantees him at least 80% per year - cause till QF top players barely get a tough opponent. On clay masters you could draw good player already in 2nd or 3rd round. So this stat is misleading.
 

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Good point but still, in the last 4 years he more or less lost only vs Nadal on clay. And Wimbledon is tricky even in early rounds also (RG is not), everyone can easly be beaten by a good server like Raonic, Tsonga, Cilic, etc. Wimbledon is very tricky especially in R3-QF where you can play very serious players with great grass game. Ask Nadal and Murray.
 

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it is not. Look, he plays only Wimby in few last years and it almost guarantees him at least 80% per year - cause till QF top players barely get a tough opponent. On clay masters you could draw good player already in 2nd or 3rd round. So this stat is misleading.
Yup, he played far more clay tournaments in his career, it can't be compared. As someone said already, he's not that great on grass, but everybody else is worse :lol:
 

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So basically Novak is much better than anyone else.

He's enjoying parties in Ibiza while everyone else is preparing for the grass season and he's still the one that end up winning Wimbledon.
 

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So basically Novak is much better than anyone else.

He's enjoying parties in Ibiza while everyone else is preparing for the grass season and he's still the one that end up winning Wimbledon.
Well, Murray lost his 2nd match at Queens, Marin Cilic lost his first to Matosevic no less, yet still played very well at Wimbledon, and so on; maybe people read too much into that.
 

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This is very weird, Novak for his supposed third worst surface won the championship for the second time in his career. Prior to Wimbledon he had no match practice at all, was getting ready for his bachelor party by flying out to Ibiza to have fun and yet after all of that comes straight to Wimbledon the following week and plays mediocre tennis from R3 - SF yet still ends up winning the title against FedEx.

What is more intriguing is that Fed, Nadal and Murray were actually taking the grass season very seriously by making sure they had at least a proper match on Grass at the Garry Webber Open and Queens as did Dimitrov and a majority of the top 20. These players put the work in, Fed won the Garry Webber Open for a record 7th time and in all of this time Novak is drinking and enjoying his bachelor party in Ibiza. Oh god the irony of this all!
I say he try this for RG. I'm dead serious (but since most of the tournaments are mandatory.....eh...might not be such a great idea)
 

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So basically Novak is much better than anyone else.

He's enjoying parties in Ibiza while everyone else is preparing for the grass season and he's still the one that end up winning Wimbledon.
Yeah, it definitely builds Djokoking’s mystique. :worship:
COW was lamenting the lack of preparation time between RG and W--something about a "swing"
You’d think Nadal would try harder now as well, but he’s been lucky to have had as much success outside of clay as he has.

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Not luck, he's better prepared than Djoker for most slams.
Hard work, focus and motivation...you can have all the talent in the world but...
 

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Australian Open with no prep: wins it 4 times
Wimbledon with no prep: wins it twice
RG after massive prep: WELP
U.S. Open after massive prep: wins it once
 

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I knew Djokovic was gonna win Wimbledon when he saved that BP in the 4th set in his SF against Dimitrov.Lucky break if I ever saw one
 

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It's not really big news, he hasn't played a warm up event before wimbledon in years same goes for AO.
 

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Australian Open with no prep: wins it 4 times
Wimbledon with no prep: wins it twice
RG after massive prep: WELP
U.S. Open after massive prep: wins it once
Imagine if you transplanted Nadal's single-minded simplicity, determination and focus into Novak? He'd have 20 slams by now.
 
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