Curiously, Lookout Mt. Tennessee's huge serving "Rocket" Roscoe Tanner gave the Iceman the most trouble in the tournament
The Italian Adriano Panatta was the only player to beat Borg at Roland Garros, doing it twice, and you guessed it, with an unusual S&V game
Depends what you mean by best match. He stepped up and played a great match - much higher level than expected. But one of best matches he played? Like overall level? Nowhere near.Must certainly be up there with the best matches he has played, considering how important the match was. Granted, Djokovic was errorprone but a lot of that came from Rafa's defense. Thoughts?
Um, Nadal RG 2008 is closer to Borg RG 1978 than this year. 🤔It reminded me of the great Bjorn Borg in 1978 destroying defending champion* Vilas (and the rest of the field), 6-1, 6-1, 6-3.
I noticed this a lot in the matches Faker lost to Dull during his prime like say USO 2013. Faker was hitting much harder than he normally does and was making many more errors.People are going to underrate this performance because of the match stats showing Djokovic's unforced errors.
But how else were the points going to end?
They couldn't end with Djokovic's winners, because Nadal was retrieving like a freak.
I remember noticing that Djokovic was hitting insanely hard, and I was amazed that Nadal was able to control the points when many of those balls would usually have beaten Nadal.
Make no mistake, Djokovic would have beaten everyone else in the draw that day.
Djokovic's reactions during the match said it all, he couldn't believe Nadal was playing this way.
Nadal looked nothing like his semi-final level or any of the other matches.
Nobody else would have beaten Djokovic that day.Nadal was focused and solid but that's pretty much it. Djokovic was just horrendous. God only knows what was wrong with him. I guess he underestimated Nadal?, it that was crazy and really stupid thing to do. Serves him right to lost that way.