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Fed went 5 sets vs. Nishikori/Wawrinka/Nadal.not just confidence vs djokovic, but ability to sustain higher level for longer (in AO 17-early 18. he improved his fitness to an extent and aggressive baselining less tiring than his 14-15 game I guess)
better pre-final in USO 15 compared to AO 17, but also faced weaker competition
AO 17 fed is definitely taking atleast 2 sets off USO 15 djoko
All 6 sets lost he played subpar. Are you seriously comparing that to facing prime/peak Djokovic and saying Fed had better sustain level?
Bold: I didn't see you factoring in competition when comparing Wimb 15 with Wimb 17.
Murray of Wimb 15 is arguably better than any opponent Fed played in 2017 in any match and he straight set him. Djokovic is a level above from that.
Maybe he pushes 2015 Djoko to 5, but it's a maybe. He needed a good dip from Djoko to do it in 2014 before that.
Last sentance, disagree too. He would play Djokovic close, get tight and lose in 4 sets. Fed of AO 17 was inspired, but he never faced the ballhitting quality 2015 Djokovic provides, hence why he had so much confidance to execute on his shots in a BO5.
The sets he lost in the 2017 F were also downright mediocre/bad play from him. You think with such dips he would be picture perfect to almost certainly take the other two sets against a much harder opponent?