Originally Posted by monfed
Djokovic seemed like the insurmountable challenge for Nadal(after those 7 losses) and he did overcome that to a great extent atleast on clay,
why would a one-off freak loss against Rosol leave him in tatters? It just doesn't add up.
Losing 7 finals to Novak who was #1 or #2 is something. Getting blasted off court in the second round of the most prestigious slam to a unheard of #100 is something else. Maybe Nadal rationalized the losses to Djokovic somehow because Djokovic was owning the entire tour as well (went on an undefeated streak until 2011 RG). The Rosol loss on the other hand must have been tougher to come to terms with.