Originally Posted by The-Champ
Didn't Nadal have two breaks in that third set before he took his foot off the gas and Djokovic started to go for broke? Nadal was a freak in that tournament both physically and game-wise..
Thatís what makes it special. By the final stages, all the others seemed to have reached that state of mind when the victim of an inevitable execution understands that all further struggle is futile and begins to toy with sweet images of the afterlife, just like you could sense that Almagro, Federer and Verdasco were already daydreaming about the beauty of the locker room in those final games. Djokovc never reached that stage. He went down kicking, screaming and lifting the kitchen sink as a weapon.