Djokovic 2013 versus Djokovic 2012

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  1. 5555

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    Is Novak's level of tennis in 2013 so far much higher than in early 2012?

    I think his serve is far, far better.
     
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  2. NatF

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    Djokovic wins.
     
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    djokovic 2013 > djokovic 2012..the pressure of following up his monster 2011 season is now off..

    his 2012 season was a good follow up year (1 major, 2 finals, 1 semi, 3 masters, wins WTF, world no1 rank back & YE no1).

    in 2013 his is on auto pilot where he has the confidence fitness, game, and motivation to stay at the summit..and like you said maybe improve bits of his game here and there...catch him if you can (as the 'dave clark five' almost said).
     
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  4. Gonzo_style

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    Djokovic AO 2013>Djokovic AO 2012
     
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    I expect this year to be a stronger year from Djokovic. I expect him to play more freely. He had a lot fo success at the net versus Murray hopefully he'll continue to shorten points. He has the weapons to be really aggressive hopefully that's what we'll see this year. I'm hoping he has a really strong clay season, fed up of Nadal winning everything in sight during the clay season...
     
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    His serve is better. I feel like his return game has already peaked.
     
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  7. Gonzo_style

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    Definitely, 20 aces against Rochus in DC on clay, didn't lost serve vs Ferru and Murray in AO
     
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    Can't think of any other way of articulating it, but he's become more bendy and strechy this year, just get's everything back on hardcourt, serves looking good too.
     
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  9. TMF

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    Prove it !

    The burden is on you.
     
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  10. Gonzo_style

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    In 2012 Djokovic lost 5 sets. In 2013 he lost 4

    Didn't lost serve in SF and F against Ferrer and Murray
     
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    So Federer in 2013 > Federer in 2012? He won 2 sets in the semifinal this year!
     
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  12. Gonzo_style

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    He lost 2 in QF
     
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    Doesn't matter.
     
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  14. TMF

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    He got broken 7 times:)shock:) against Wawrinka and should have lost that match.
     
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  15. Gonzo_style

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    if you say so
     
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    He did. The lines-call sent him to the next round.
     
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    Wawrinka was in great form, didn't lost a set in first 3 matches, Djokovic destroyed Ferrer this year, last year he was not so convincing against him. And Djokovic almost lost to Murray in 2012
     
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    Any player can have a bad night, but yea it wasn't that Novak played bad, but rather Wawa kicked his butt!

    That was the best match I ever saw, ever. It was like Wawa's backhand was just crushing Novak the whole time and Novak couldn't do anything about it, he had no answer, and yea, Wawa won more games, came down to one point, so Novak DID WIN, but he also lost:)
     
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    I agree, if some player plays the match of his life and you still win in the end, it shows that you are in good form
     
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    Djokovic 2011
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    Djokovic 2013 AO
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    Djokovic 2012 grass slump
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    Djokovic 2011 post-USO
     
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  21. 5555

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    I did not make any allegation of fact, so I did not put burden of proof on myself.

    Is it a fact or an opinion ?
     
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    Better than the 2012 version but not as great as the 2011 version.

    Expect him to win another slam this year, either RG or USO.
     
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  23. NadalAgassi

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    He played better tennis in winning the Australian Open then he did last year. It just shows what a great Australian hard court player the Australian Open GOAT is that he won last year over on fire and playing their very best Murray and Nadal, despite being in subpar form for his standards. This year he was closer to his top 08 and 2011 Aussie Open levels, he only nearly lost to Wawrinka since Wawrinka played such an outstanding match.

    Quite likely it will be a more dominant year for him than 2012. He is at this moment the heavy favorite to win both Roland Garros (atleast until Nadal shows something big in his return) and U.S Open. He isnt the heavy favorite for Wimbledon, but probably has to be considered the slight favorite for it as well. It would be a big surprise if he wins fewer than 2 slams, 3 is probably most likely, and 4 is unlikely but an outside possability.

    I think last year he felt the pressure of living up to his great 2011. He also was being attacked by a determined Nadal in the first half of the year, a rejevenated Federer, and a coming into his own Murray. This year other than Murray he likely doesnt face the same opposition either, as both Nadal (injured) and Federer (old) will be hard pressed to duplicate even their half years 2012 levels. He will also not feel the pressure he did to live up to such a great a year the previous year as he did feel last year, which will only help him.
     
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    Is it a fact or an opinion?
     
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  25. steenkash

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    Well so far it seems Djocovic 2013 > Djocovic 2012. His service, and points from the serve seems much more higher than last season. Last season he really struggled with his first serve, and it was exploited by Nadal (AO), Fed (Wimbledon) and Murray (US Open).
     
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  26. Cesc Fabregas

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    He had a tougher draw last year. This thread is too early, maybe bump it up after IW and Miami.
     
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