Even if what you said was true, Novak will never be GOATHe usually looked confident when he faced bums like Roddick, Bagdhatis, Hewitt, Philippousis, Kiefer who rolled over when they saw him opposite side of net.
When he faced considerable resistance? Same story as his entire career. 05 Safin was a mini break up in tiebreak blew it and lost after MPs. Nearly lost miami 05. Lost 05 RG sf 4th set from break up. Blew 2 MPs in 06 Rome final on east FHs. 2-1 0-40 3rd set of RG 06 and loses in 4. 5-1 up first set Hamburg 08 loses 7-6
more often than not he folded when he played someone on his level. Flat track bully.