He won the first set. Problems have come after that. His backhand down the line looks off as well. Usually the most dependable shot in tennis.
Interesting to watch Djokovic have to adapt his game though.
It may be, but I don't think that's the issue in this match so far.
He's having issues with his serve.
If he ever served this poorly against Murray in an AO final, Murray would have a title to his name as well.
He'll probably blow it against Zverev now that I'm saying this but I think he's the closest to really removing the Big Three from the throne. If he can get the win here, I wouldn't be shocked to see a Djokovic 2011 style year from him.
In Murray's case, you also have to factor in that he only played 6 different top 5 players at slams in his entire career. Other than the Fed/Nadal/Djokovic he played Wawrinka, Ferrer and Roddick.
Worth pointing out that Wawrinka benefits in this stats from not being in the top 5 for much of...
The points aren't exclusively one thing or the other, the point is about how many of the points there are. Djokovic still winning the points isn't really a shock because he's a fantastic player.
If a rally is going 15 shots deep and Djokovic is starting to pull you from side to side...
RBA forced Djokovic to the net, because that's where he's weakest. Nadal tried to stop Federer getting to the net.
One long baseline rally isn't automatically the same as the other as well.
Djokovic and RBA was a far more methodical wait-and-see type of rally. Fed and Nadal, even in the 20+...
Pele did not score 1000+ goals by any official metric, which is exactly the point I am making. To get Pele to 1000 goals you need to include goals he scored for the coast guard in the military competitions, tours, friendlies, behind-closed door matches etc. He has an official goal tally of 757...
Only came in here to watch all the people who normally tell us all that slams are the only thing which matter flip flop and say that one RG, in this instance, will be better than two.
(I agree, FWIW, but my opinion is consistent on it regardless of which player I'm discussing)