Do you expect Djokovic to show nerves again?

Chokovic or Robovic? (please read the text below before voting - it's only four sentences ;) )


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Spin Diesel

Hall of Fame
So Djokovic now has big chances to secure the slam record. But he already had that chance at the USO final against Medvedev. And although Daniil played great, I felt like Novak was showing quite a nervy performance. I assume, this was due to his chance to become slam leader for the first time. When the next opportunity arises, do you expect Chokovic or Robovic to show up?
 

Razer

Legend
He had a bit of fatigue as well, the Olympics drained him mentally, the baggage which he carried from there was a -ve one. Had he rested well and then gunned at the US open then he could have beaten Alexander and Medvedev back to back but the match vs Alexander tired him out, then the CYGS nerves did the rest.

Luckily now there is much less pressure, but next gens are now stronger, so the path is more difficult.
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
It won't be nerves, since he knows that Nadal all but bowed out of the slam race now by not playing the next few slams and likely retiring next year. And with some of his better slams coming up in the next few months, he can play his worst slam a lot more relaxed. Sure, he will be focused and will not take it lightly in any way, but his issue should not be his nerve this time round, but rather his form which has been questionable this clay season....and several players who are now very close to him on the surface.
 

Spin Diesel

Hall of Fame
He had a bit of fatigue as well, the Olympics drained him mentally, the baggage which he carried from there was a -ve one. Had he rested well and then gunned at the US open then he could have beaten Alexander and Medvedev back to back but the match vs Alexander tired him out, then the CYGS nerves did the rest.

Luckily now there is much less pressure, but next gens are now stronger, so the path is more difficult.
Yeah, there was probably more going on than just the possible slam record. But still I remeber how surprised I was, because he played pretty much as robot-like as I've seen him before all of that.
 

Spin Diesel

Hall of Fame
It won't be nerves, since he knows that Nadal all but bowed out of the slam race now by not playing the next few slams and likely retiring next year. And with some of his better slams coming up in the next few months, he can play his worst slam a lot more relaxed. Sure, he will be focused and will not take it lightly in any way, but his issue should not be his nerve this time round, but rather his form which has been questionable this clay season....and several players who are now very close to him on the surface.
Yeah, it's the first time in a while that I don't see him as the very favourite for a grandslam (when Nadal is not there).
But for now, I still expect him to be the heavy favourite for Wimbledon. Hypothetically, if he looses the french open in semis, I'm wondering, if this changes his confidence for winning Wimbledon, because there's more pressure on him to do so.
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
Yeah, it's the first time in a while that I don't see him as the very favourite for a grandslam (when Nadal is not there).
But for now, I still expect him to be the heavy favourite for Wimbledon. Hypothetically, if he looses the french open in semis, I'm wondering, if this changes his confidence for winning Wimbledon, because there's more pressure on him to do so.

He will be fine for Wimbledon, RG will have no bearing on it, unless he gets injured. He faced plenty of heartbreak and confidence hurting losses at RG before and bounced back strong as ever at Wimbledon. With Nadal now gone, he is playing with house money in a way.
 
Don’t think so as he will have a few opportunities to do it even after RG. I think with Nadal out all the slams this year and likely not playing competitively again or not winning another slam that makes it easier.

I think provided he’s motivated and remains injury free he will get the slam record soon.
 
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