I don’t understand how people didn’t realize that when he was playing all those backhand drop shots, or when he’s been trying to recreate 90s grass on this slow USO surface by S&V the majority of his 2nd serves.
Some people are in denial here. The guy didn’t want a match in the next round with Djokovic. You think he loses if sousa had upset Djokovic earlier? He would play tight but he actually would have won the match.