For me Novak Djokovic was his usual arrogant self and was unprepared to face such stern opposition. At the time of the match i thought it was just the pressure as it was, lets face it, one of the biggest match in tennis history. But now, and keeping in mind what happened since early 2019 and particularly FO 2020, i think it was just arrogance. Goran Ivanisevic is a toxic person to have in your team.Weird match.
Djoker played at like 70% and really only won because of the scoring system.
He looked ill-prepped, almost unprepared for the match.
Of course he bossed the tiebreaks, but those were really his only truly great patches of play. And he sure rode his luck to get to the last of them.
Federer almost played as well as in the semifinal, and 1 game before the final set tiebreak all his shotmaking wonders came out of him, but he missed the final inch on an audacious BH pass attempt, the like of which he had hit against Murray 4 years earlier.
For a match to be considered GOAT level, the players themselves have to be close to their respective peak levels. Examples are WB 08 F, AO 09 F, AO 12 F, FO 13 F. In this match, neither was close to his peak. Djokovic far below, in fact.If the outcome had been different, damn just 1 point. The narrative would have been polar opposite and this would be called one of the greatest match of all time...