It seems to me that every time a great player suffers a loss, people are immediately quick to jump on the wagon that says that player is finished. Now, to a degree this has always been a fact of sports. But in the last 10 years or so, this seems to have increased dramatically in tennis. Case study: Sampras. Doesn't win a title for two years, remains competitive, people assume he's never going to win another title and should retire. Comes out in a blaze of glory at the US Open in 2002 and owns everyone, including the up and coming stars that were beating him previously. Case Study: Roger in 2008. Loses back to back slams to Rafa, people assume he's never going to win another slam. Wins the next grand slam (US Open). Case study: Roger in 2009. Loses Aussie Open to Rafa, I remember in the post match analysis, even BUD COLLINS was saying that Rog would never win another slam. Wins the next two majors. Case study: Roger in 2011. Hasn't won a slam, assumption that Djoker is going to trounce him at FO. Beats Djoker in 4 sets, breaks the winning streak, only person to beat Djoker in a slam in 2011. Case Study: Rafa in 2011. Gets beaten over and over again by Djoker, people assume he's going to burn out and go away. Wins the French Open, makes the finals of Wimbledon and US Open. Case study Roger in 2012: Doesn't win a major in 2011, people assume he's going to fade away. Wins six of eight next events he plays in, beats his rival Nadal along the way. Within striking distance of #2. And nao people are saying that Djokovic is going to go back to getting beaten by Rafa all over again because of ONE miserable loss? I mean seriously, haven't the top 3 players done enough in this sport to earn our trust and respect?