Originally Posted by 5555
Djokovic played with injured shoulder in that match.
Djokovic's grandfather died in April last year. It's likely that Novak was still grieving during the 2012 Wimbledon.
Djokovic received walkover into the semifinal (Fognini), which means he did not play 5 days after his match in the 4th round. It's sensible to say that Novak lost rhythm by the time he played against Federer.
OMG I've never heard such a load of crap excuses
in my life. Maybe we should just asterisk every loss Djoker has ever had!