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5555
10-11-2012, 08:18 AM
How long can Novak keep it up?

TheF1Bob
10-11-2012, 08:23 AM
If he can actually brings it to the final where he likely play either Fed or Muzza, you can't see him losing.

He deffo NEEDS to beat either of them two in a final to boost his confidence and ambitions for next year as it really hasn't happened in the finals this year, even having the AO under his belt.

Pouet156
10-11-2012, 08:39 AM
He'll keep it up until he plays a really threatening player, that is, in the final.
Both Federer and Murray beat Novak in their last two encounters...

Gonzo_style
10-11-2012, 08:41 AM
He'll keep it up until he plays a really threatening player, that is, in the final.
Both Federer and Murray beat Novak in their last two encounters...

I guess we will see, but Feliciano Lopez is a good player....

5555
10-11-2012, 08:53 AM
Both Federer and Murray beat Novak in their last two encounters...

Novak's serving at Bejijing and Shanghai is much better than it was at Cincinnati and US Open.

Romismak
10-11-2012, 09:39 AM
I would say his serve at Beijing + Shanghai currently is best in last 4 years, he was serving bigger when he was younger - in 2007 his serve was really big, also his ace numbers where higher, but definitely right now he is serving much better he normally is, finally he realized serve is key in matches vs top guys and really his serve wasn´t as good as Roger´s or Andy´s - who when has good FS% is good server - a lot of unreturnables on his 1st. So hope Nole will keep it up and we will see in F vs either Roger or Andy how big difference makes better serve in Nole´s arsenal

smoledman
10-11-2012, 09:50 AM
He's serving like he's Federer!

No1e
10-11-2012, 09:50 AM
Yes, Nole has really been working on his serve. I hope he can keep it up when facing Fed and Murray.

rofl_copter3
10-11-2012, 09:50 AM
Really its hard to say, he is definitely in a groove right now. He will have an easier time keeping it going if the conditions stay like they are but as pressure builds and competition gets tougher it will add extra weight to his shoulders so its likely he will lose some of his consistency.

The key for him will be after he comes out of the groove to be able to settle into a good rhythm that can be maintained for months. His serve isn't as crucial to his game as it is to Fed so he can afford to not serve lights out all the time...