Let's be honest, Djokovic was screwed worst this season

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
Last year was a much bigger luck than the other 2 times. At least at 2011 USO Fed wasn't the clear better player.
You can kill the luck argument. He played a crappy final and still Federer didn't put him away. Easily the worst match he played against Federer in a Slam in the last 10 years. Then when you see he did the same thing to Federer twice before, it's not luck. It's called mental toughness.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
You can kill the luck argument. He played a crappy final and still Federer didn't put him away. Easily the worst match he played against Federer in a Slam in the last 10 years. Then when you see he did the same thing to Federer twice before, it's not luck. It's called mental toughness.
It's partly luck too. Stop giving credit to Djokovic for every fck up players make against him.

At no other time was Fed a better player by a clear margin. Pure luck from Djokovic this one time.
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
It's partly luck too. Stop giving credit to Djokovic for every fck up players make against him.

At no other time was Fed a better player by a clear margin. Pure luck from Djokovic this one time.
So because Federer was the better player throughout most of the match, Djokovic was lucky to win? That's not how it works. Luck would be if he saved those match points on net cords or somebody threw something on the court in the process of Federer hittting an ace on match point. He won it in fair game and the opponent has to put you away. Federer didn't. Djokovic has 5 Wimbledons. He never needed luck to win any of them.
 

tudwell

Legend
I think Novak was rather fortunate this year, all things considered. He skated through a lot of close matches he could have lost (the only one of which he did lose being the Thiem semi yesterday). He’s fortunate he didn’t get a more severe case of COVID – being an elite athlete, it probably wasn’t very likely for him, but certainly within the realm of possibility. He’s fortunate nearly every tournament played this year was on hard courts. Fortunate Nadal didn’t show up in New York (though it didn’t end up mattering).

Missing Wimbledon was unfortunate, but he’s never been as dominant there as the Australian, and even that isn’t a guaranteed title for him. Given the circumstances, I’d say he came out pretty well. Even added another YE#1 finish to his name despite playing half a season. Very fortunate.
 
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La Pavoni

New User
It's completely obvious. He is automatically the Wimbledon favorite by virtue of being 2x defending champion and lost his chance there and unfairly lost his chance at USO where he was the titanic favorite. The over-under on slams lost for Djokovic is like 1.5.

And he very likely would already be the weeks at number one record holder as well were it not for the pandemic.

Now he enters 2021 still without the weeks record and set to face his toughest competition in years (it feels like) at AO, still stuck at 17 slams. AND the AO may not even be held, or it might be moved to a venue with a center court that isn't as favorable for Djokovic's game.


You've got to play the ball where it lies - there's no crying in tennis and no asterisks in the record book, but I have no problem admitting that Djokovic couldn't have been screwed harder this season lol
I think all the pros who skate around financial viability at the lower end of the Pro tour have all been screwed harder. Probably at least a couple of hundred.

But I will be starting a telethon for Novak. Possibly with Bannon in charge of the fundraising appeal.
 

Bamoos

Rookie
Lmao. ATP contrived ranking means it’s almost impossible for him to drop down below number 1 now.

Got huge luck at both the masters he won too.
 
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