It's not that i don't believe Novak couldn' have won slams again if he lost in the SF, but this will just speed up his comeback. Nadal shouldn't have wanted that as this was a great chance for him to win Wimbeldon or other non-clay tournaments. I think Nole is maybe at 75% of the best version he can be of himself. It won't be 2011 or een 2015-early 2016 but it will be a very omnious one on hard courts. Think he moves better on hard & his fitness + ROS will only improve with matches. The more confidence he gets, he'll get back to standing up on the baseline like he used to before. I think post WTF we will remember this match as a mini-revival for Novak confidence wise! And ps: Where do you think he'll finish the year? I say top 4.