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AO ‘15 W
USO ‘15 W
AO ‘16 W
USO ‘16 loss to Wawrinka in F
AO ‘17 loss to Istomin in R2
USO ‘17 Withdrawal
AO ‘18 loss to Chung 4th Rd
USO ‘18 W
AO ‘19 W
USO ‘19 loss to Wawrinka 4th Rd
AO ‘20 W


That means out of the last 11 HC Slams Djokovic won 6 and lost only to three people
 

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Of those, only wawrinka 16' can be said legit peak and healthy novak defeat
 

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Losses to Istomin and Chung mean nothing. We all know Nole was not himself during that period. Only legit defeats were those from Stan.
 

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2016+19 losses: being injured meant very little.

2017 R2 being semi-injured (at that time we didn't even know) takes it into the right perspective, but it was a worrying sign of decline, we thought.
Fortunately he recovered and last year the injury again came at a very unfortunate time.
Doesn't matter anyway in the greater scheme of things, Wawrinka has only 2 HC slams, while Djokovic 11 which is a lot.
He could've won more at USO, but injuries and loss of motivation kept him at this minimum for a HC ATG.
Still not giving up that he'll win a final USO, if he gets into form and avoids injuries with a bit better timing and without overplaying through the summer.
 

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That's obvious.
Djokovic is big time The Alpha of Big 3 on any surface other than clay.
His dominance of Nadal and Federer there is close to absolute.
 

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Keep in mind Djokovic was carrying a serious injury in 2017 and 2018 when he lost to Istomin and Chung.
In 2019 AO also hurt but appears to be a minor injury, but to be fair Wawrinka wanted that win more than Novak.
 

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What happened to Chung anyway? The guy literally vanished and only reappears three matches a year now.
Too injury prone now to play whole seasons.
 

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He's still a vegetarian, and still friends with that "guru". He's also won 5 Grand Slams since the surgery.

What's your excuse?
Whatever.
From what I've heard from quite tennis people, it had been a clear case of a burnout exacerbated by mental destabilization due to new influences and changes in lifestyle.
That guy could just as well still be his friend. But with influence not nearly as definitive.
 

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Whatever.
From what I've heard from quite tennis people, it had been a clear case of a burnout exacerbated by mental destabilization due to new influences and changes in lifestyle.
That guy could just as well still be his friend. But with influence not nearly as definitive.
That's he said she said. I'm stating the facts.
 
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