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Old 11-05-2011, 09:28 PM   #454
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Originally Posted by Clarky21 View Post
And just who would that be? Nadal? The same declining shell of himself Nadal? The one who is a mental midget these days? **** has managed to win so much this year for multiple reasons,one of which is a weaker than weak field where even most of the top 10 is pathetic. I told you the other day that he has not been unbeatable since Rome and that players just need to keep the pressure on when they're playing him,and not quit while they're ahead. Nishikori did both of those things well today,and **** lost. He should have had many more losses this year considering how many times players have choked against him while up sets,breaks,etc...Nadal being the worst culprit of this especially in IW(where Nadal completely outplayed him through a set and half until his serve deserted him)and Miami. And let's not forget how Roger choked away a 2 set lead,and 2 match points on his own serve at the USO. Imo,**** never should have beaten Baggy yesterday,and wouldn't have if Baggy would have just kept his level up instead of folding the way he did.
Whatever! Djokovic is the dominant #1 because he's far superior to the rest of the field, talent wise. Not because Nadal is declining or has become a heartless coward. Nadal had his time to enjoy being dominant last year when NOBODY on the tour was playing well. Now Nadal can get a taste of a real rivalry.
Djokovic blew away Federer and Murray back to back at the AO in straight sets. He crushed Nadal 6 times on all surfaces. You need a reality check mate. Djokovic is a super talented player who has stepped up his game and is the best player walking the earth by far. You can ridicule him and disrespect his competition all you like but it's the very same competition which Federer and Nadal enjoyed dominating against for years. Don't try to discredit Djokovic for doing the same thing.
As for choking, it's part of the game. It simply means you're not mentally strong enough to compete, and as everybody knows, mental strength is half the battle.
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