Has Djokovic underachieved at the Australian Open?

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  1. Mainad

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    Of course he didn't say it to his face. Fed isn't that crass! He said it in an interview he gave to the press on the eve of the match.

    Maybe, but I have a feeling he got to hear about it .Someone from the press may even have quoted Fed's words back to him at the pre-match interview. It would be quite in character for them to do so, after all.
     
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    Not sure whether you are trolling chico here but if you aren't, an illogical post and you will realize it if you read some literature related to doping. :neutral:
     
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    2010 Federer would have smoked him.

    2009...lol he lost to Roddick.....I doubt he would beat Federer,Djokovic.

    2014.....he could have won it but he didn't.


    It just like saying Federer could have 6 FO if there was no Nadal, or he could have won 2001-2004 FO if he were his 2006 self.

    Djokovic has overachieved at the AO.
     
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    You think Fed after being tired after Tsonga bothered by Courier in interview is such an evil genius that he contemplated the possibility while tired and out of breath that the press might tell Murray and that Murray might be bothered and play worse? That a 15 GS champion isn't confident enough to think he can beat 0 GS champ without some help and cheating?

    And why doesn't Fed do that with other guys who are much more threat to him? It would make more sense for Fed to try this vs Nole and Rafa, since they are a bigger threat and knows he isn't he favorite today.

    If he were to try such things, why would he do it vs a guy who isn't that big of a threat to him?

    Also, if you think Fed is like that, why stop here with Murray? Why doesn't he do this stuff consistently vs everyone all the time even during matches?

    I think Fed is too arrogant for gamesmanship. He believes that the match is on his racket vs anyone, so he believes he doesn't need to do it.
     
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    Is it a fact or an opinion?
     
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    Djokovic has underachieved at the Australian Open.
     
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    Did you read the comment to which I responded?! Like begets like. That's all!
    Of course I didn't actually mean what I wrote in that post ;)
     
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    Here is what he actually said:

    "Federer put some effort into psyching Murray out before their 2010 Australian Open final.

    “I know he’d like to win the first [Grand Slam title] for British tennis in, what is it, 150,000 years,” Federer joked in a post-match interview. “The poor guy has to go through those moments over and over again.”

    Federer went further, toying with Andy. “It’s always very tactical against him. Andy, if you’re listening to me, here’s how it will go. I’ll come in on your backhand and you’ll pass me. I’ll drop-shot you and you’ll lob me. I’ll hit it between the legs. It will be something like that.”

    “He’s in his second Grand Slam final now. I think the first one’s always a bit tougher than the second one, but not winning the first one doesn’t help second time around. He’s also playing me, someone who’s won many Grand Slams and been able to win here three times. I know what it takes and how to do it, which is definitely an advantage.”

    “I don’t feel like the pressure’s really on me having to do it again, because I’ve done it before. I think he really needs it more than I do. I think the pressure’s big on him. We’ll see how he’s going to handle it. It’s not going to be easy for him, that’s for sure.”


    See this and other snide comments he made about Murray over the years. Clearly he must have been a bit wary of him or, as you say, why would he bother?

    http://www.dropshotdispatch.com/2011/11/20/top-10-roger-federer-verbal-jabs-at-andy-murray/
     
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    Are you saying that Novak has not underachieved at AO? A player of his calibre should have had at least 14 AO titles by now. :twisted:
     
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    Djokovic has underachieved at the Australian Open.
     
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