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Old 12-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by dimeaxe View Post
Obvious trolling, I think it was Djokovic who choked US open finals.Multiple set points in first and second set.If it was the other way it would something like 3 wins in a row, and maybe more in future.Federer was lucky, but also much more experienced player, he knew that's his opponent will be overwhelmed by the moment itself.Playing first GS final against 11 time champion is not the same like playing someone like Phillipussies.And the most amount of wins that Federer accumulated against Novak in single season were in 2010, it was 4-1.Also, Federer was in great form before last years AO, he was playing in Doha like never before, crushing opponents along the way, so this type of arguments about post prime and old Fed are really cheap way to belittle Djokovic accomplishments.
Of course it might have been the other way around, but by the same token, if Federer had not choked the first and third sets away in Montreal, he could have won all meetings in 2007. It can go either way; Federer won, IIRC, 2 of 3 meetings in 2008 as well. Split the meetings 3-3 in 2009, won 4-1 in 2010 as you said, 1-4 in 2011, and 2-3 in 2012.

It's always been a close rivalry, but at that time in the rivalry, Federer had never lost to Djokovic, and was absolutely capable of having won that match. That's just the way it is, no excuses.
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