Yes...he was shocked at how Meddy wasn’t choking as per usual but the reverse. Down 0-40 to start the second set and he came back to hold...that never happens to Djoko.Medvedev entered the matrix tonight with his
Djokovic was shell shocked when he lost the
opening game from 40-15 up.
A lot like last year's RG Final
Towards the end yes. Medvedev served great the whole match. I think there was a handful if chances djokovic missed but Medvedev was fantasticEven in the third set,Djokovic couldn't put away Medvedev's horrible drop shots missing simple forehand/ bh at the net.
Couldn't have been nerves. Just ask Novak, he'll tell you:
You think he should've gone 2 full months without playing?Watch Agassi's first three slam final losses - he was literally shaking. Lendl's first slam final against Borg at the 1981 French Open was another nervous performance.
I didn't see nerves from Novak at all, he was just mentally and physically done in. And no wonder, he's 34! Probably a big mistake to play the Olympics, but we'll never know.
Kind of funny but absolutely true ...
For the first time EVER he had the support of at least 75% of the crowd more than in any of the GS finals !
and then ...
Exactly especially in the usStrangely this might be true. He was ready to roar and fight the crowd but then because they wanted to see history, they face him the love he‘s lined after for so long and seemed out of it.
Federer has to deal with more pressure while he was in his 30s facing two younger ATGs who were physically stronger than him.I guess he would have had much less pressure if he had already owned the GS record. If Djokovic feels the pressure imagine Roger or even Nadal in his position - even though Nadal is also a mental giant usually.
That is actually less pressure because people expect you to lose. Also Federer has never been in the position to win the CYGS.Federer has to deal with more pressure while he was in his 30s facing two younger ATGs who were physically stronger than him.
The vast majority of people expected Novak to win though. I guess the fact that Novak also beat Zverev might have cooled Medvedev down a little because it took a little pressure off himNovak went in to the match with 7-5 6-2 6-2 crushing of med in AO Final...its medvdev who should have felt more pressure as if he would have lost this god knows when he could have got another chance
I felt like I wasted my time preparing for and watching this match. Djokovic was competitive they way I am use to. Regardless of who wins, I always want to watch a strong competitive match. Djokovic didn't have the energy that he usually posses. This is probably due to staying on the court longer than he needed. I still think that there should be two rest days between the semi finals and finals.