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I am beginning to see a trend with Novak Djokovic. Of course it is too early to conclude but it seems to me as soon as he does something big in a major, he has a slump of sorts. The indoor season last year is a case in point. Now it has repeated after the fantastic win at AO. Is it a sign of things to come. Will he be able to sustain his motivation over long periods of time? It concerns me to say the least.
 
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No. He was outplayed today. Roddick was better player. Played his best I believe. While Djokovic didn't impress today. He was motivated to win this tournament, no question about that.

I still believe he has major fitness problems. Yes he looks fit and all of that, but every time he reaches far, next tournament he looks like he is dying.
 

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I am beginning to see a trend with Novak Djokovic. Of course it is too early to conclude but it seems to me as soon as he does something big in a major, he has a slump of sorts. The indoor season last year is a case in point. Now it has repeated after the fantastic win at AO. Is it a sign of things to come. Will he be able to sustain his motivation over long periods of time? It concerns me to say the least.
I dont know. I think he plays good, it is just that Rodick was too good today, and Nole wasnt on yesterday level (too many errors). But he plays quite good, it's just Andy is in great serving shape :)
 

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last season he was tired at indoors, he also had teeth surgery

this season his first two losses were *prbably* due to flu and this loss against roddick was a real loss.
 

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The GOAT is obviously focused on slams :shrug: he couldn't care less about those meaningless MM tournies...
 

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20-year-old player with 8 tournament victories having problems with motivation?
 

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Future Golden GOATs care not for mickey mouse ISGs :mad: :mad:
That is true. Now he is young and he can be motivated for GS even when he loses in MMs. But sooner or later he is going to lose some confidence and that may affect his performance in the major events. I still think it is a serious concern:shrug:
 

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last season he was tired at indoors, he also had teeth surgery

this season his first two losses were *prbably* due to flu and this loss against roddick was a real loss.
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I am beginning to see a trend with Novak Djokovic. Of course it is too early to conclude but it seems to me as soon as he does something big in a major, he has a slump of sorts. The indoor season last year is a case in point. Now it has repeated after the fantastic win at AO. Is it a sign of things to come. Will he be able to sustain his motivation over long periods of time? It concerns me to say the least.
Me to :( I don't want to wait too long before seeing him win another slam.
I'm also afraid that if he doesn't get enough match practice by losing early in MM his chances at the golden slam will be affected:mad:
 

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But sooner or later he is going to lose some confidence and that may affect his performance in the major events. I still think it is a serious concern:shrug:
:shrug: He's way too talented not to do well in slams, he's so much above the rest of the field talent-wise that he can afford to lose a bit of motivation and still win majors...
 

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I think he actually cared Dubai tourney because he wants everything Roger's got. :shrug:
 

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I still believe he has major fitness problems
I agree but I think Djokovic just got outplayed. It can happen to the best of them. I think he wanted this tournament with all these big names. You get some nice change winning this tournament.
 

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Me to :( I don't want to wait too long before seeing him win another slam.
I'm also afraid that if he doesn't get enough match practice by losing early in MM his chances at the golden slam will be affected:mad:
Me too. Earlier I thought he is motivated for Masters Series and GS but last year in the indoor season he didn't seem to have motivation for Paris and TMC!! I am waiting to see how motivated he will be to defend his points in the next two MS. If he doesn't then I will be very worried for his GS chances:sad:
 

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He lost to Roddick! I see people here really think very low of Roddick. Comments on Nadal's and Nole's defeat are like they lost to some player no one has ever heard before.
 

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Djokovic didn't want to win if he couldn't lose to Murray in the final. Roddick is perfectly fine losing to Lopez.
 

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Djokovic lost. He got outplayed by Roddick. Just once give the guy some credit for once goddamn, I wish every single time I lost a tennis match it was because I lacked motivation, was tired, it was too windy, it was too sunny, I was injured, the sky was too blue etc.
 

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I think he actually cared Dubai tourney because he wants everything Roger's got. :shrug:
That's what I start to find pathetic about him. I find Andy Murray and Thomas Berdych the only young players with some integrity.
 

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I think he actually cared Dubai tourney because he wants everything Roger's got. :shrug:
That's what I start to find pathetic about him. I find Andy Murray and Thomas Berdych the only young players with some integrity. It's even beyond me how can anyone cheer for guys so negatively motivated as Nadal and now Djokovic
 
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