Djokovic most vulnerable moment

Let us reminisce. The machine is back and looks to be as strong and confident as ever, but as we know this was not the case during the shaky start to his 2018 season. What moments stand out to you where the fearless became the fearful... My pick would be the Chung match at the AO. Looking across the net at what seemed to be an Asian mirror image that was ten years younger and doing everything better. It must of raised a few concerns for the great champion
 

RF-18

Talk Tennis Guru
Let us reminisce. The machine is back and looks to be as strong and confident as ever, but as we know this was not the case during the shaky start to his 2018 season. What moments stand out to you where the fearless became the fearful... My pick would be the Chung match at the AO. Looking across the net at what seemed to be an Asian mirror image that was ten years younger and doing everything better. It must of raised a few concerns for the great champion
RG QF. The events that unfolded in that 4th set TB, pressconference afterwards, was worrying signs. That was a brutal defeat.

Even during Djokovic's worst moments I always withstood that he'd make a final push and fight for the biggest trophies again and that it would be stupid to count the guy out. But honestly after that RG QF I thought it would take quite a bit longer than what it took.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Let us reminisce. The machine is back and looks to be as strong and confident as ever, but as we know this was not the case during the shaky start to his 2018 season. What moments stand out to you where the fearless became the fearful... My pick would be the Chung match at the AO. Looking across the net at what seemed to be an Asian mirror image that was ten years younger and doing everything better. It must of raised a few concerns for the great champion
I just wanted to say your avatar is ****ing legendary
 

Barbas

Rookie
Probably that period in 09 and 2010. By 2018 he was already proven and achieved more than he expected. I always knew he would become the best tennis player, but even i had my doubts when he was looking like a HIV patient, losing to anyone in those years.
 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
RG QF. The events that unfolded in that 4th set TB, pressconference afterwards, was worrying signs. That was a brutal defeat.

Even during Djokovic's worst moments I always withstood that he'd make a final push and fight for the biggest trophies again and that it would be stupid to count the guy out. But honestly after that RG QF I thought it would take quite a bit longer than what it took.
When he lost the 2015 RG final; I thought that would have been a crushing blow
Interestingly both at RG, both seemed low points, both followed by a period of great dominance. Will post 2018 RG look similar to post 2015 RG?
 

papertank

Hall of Fame
In terms of the moment he looked the weakest, I'd say Indian Wells/Miami of this year. He said himself he felt like it was his first time ever playing a professional match.

If I had to pick his most agonizing or painful moment though, it would definitely be the 2015 FO final. That was his tournament to win, he slayed the king and everything. What a great disappointment that must have been. And then as we all know, Djokovic was able to channel that loss into possibly the next 12 greatest months of tennis we've ever seen. Truly a testament to his spirit.
 
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