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Old 11-28-2011, 09:13 PM   #54
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We should not get carried away by the most recent results. Djokovic's season is still a great season. The guy has consistently won all tournaments, big and small over a half year or three thirds of a year, across all kinds of surfaces. Since his Davis Cup win last year, he was on a high and stayed there. He not only won 3 majors, but dominated the Masters circuit as no other has done. To win Indian Wells and Miami or Madrid and Rome back to back against top opposition isn't easy and it takes its physical toll. His physical, stretching style is prone to injuries. His losses often came due to exhaustion or injuries, if i think of his loss to Murray at Cincy (after winning Canada) or his Davis Cup loss to Delpo, when he surprisingly came in to support his team. At the end of the seaon, he bowed to the ATP regulations and the lure of the bonus money, but who wouldn't? Maybe he should have scratched those late events, to preserve his win/ loss record. We shouldn't blame him too much for those losses, but better remember his great year.
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