Wawrinka vs Djokovic RG 15 final.

ElisRF

Professional
Amazing match. Djokovic was too good in 2015 in general Stan was one of the few who could withstand Djokovic.
 

RS

G.O.A.T.
Taking a look at the very first game is enough to see how visibly Djokovic's strokes lack in power compared to Stan's, which is crucial on clay yet some mugs legitimately believe Joe to be the third or even second bestest claycourter of all spacetime roflmao.
Who said Djokovic was the 2nd to 3rd best ever on clay?
 

RS

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic of RG 11-13 and even in 2008 was more attacking I wonder if he could have had a better chance beating this Stan?
 

ElisRF

Professional
Taking a look at the very first game is enough to see how visibly Djokovic's strokes lack in power compared to Stan's, which is crucial on clay yet some mugs legitimately believe Joe to be the third or even second bestest claycourter of all spacetime roflmao.
Djokovic fans think all sorts these days.
 

Nole Slam

Legend
Stan ruining the Grand Slam dream.

That loss made me believe that Djoko would never win RG. I gave up completely on him completing the CGS. And then 2016 happened.
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
I wonder if Fed fans would've liked to see Djok winning the final, knowing there's a likely chance of Novak not performing well later on at Wimb 15 or USO 15.

After winning RG 15, something like Anderson would've taken out Djokovic at Wimb 15 for example, Novak's hunger and motivation was a lot during that time because of that loss but would've relaxed after RG 15 imo + pressure for CYGS
 

RS

G.O.A.T.
Stan ruining the Grand Slam dream.

That loss made me believe that Djoko would never win RG. I gave up completely on him completing the CGS. And then 2016 happened.
I remember having faith in Murray in the RG 16 final to make it very competitive after taking the first set then we saw what happened lol.
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
The day tennis was saved :love:
You are absolutely right because from that day on Djokovic refused to lose at four straight slams, and many of us, including you, got to see for the first time in our lifetimes a male player hold all four slams at the same time.....this was the start of the Earth's Mightiest run. This loss was the catalyst. :):love:
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
some mugs legitimately believe Djokovic to be the third or even second bestest claycourter of all spacetime roflmao.
With one French Open title, you gotta be kidding. Djokovic isn’t even top 10 on clay with guys like Guga, Kuerten, Wilander, Courier and Brugera way in front of him. Even one-time FO champions like Muster and Vilas have vastly superior clay records than Novak.
 

Nole Slam

Legend
I remember having faith in Murray in the RG 16 final to make it very competitive after taking the first set then we saw what happened lol.
When Djokovic lost the 1st set in the RG 16 final, I remember reading many comments (Not on TTW) about how he'll never win RG, lol.
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
With one French Open title, you gotta be kidding. Djokovic isn’t even top 10 on clay with guys like Guga, Kuerten, Wilander, Courier and Brugera way in front of him. Even one-time FO champions like Muster and Vilas have vastly superior clay records than Novak.
I think Novak is a great clay court player, but yes, there are several players ahead of him, many of them you have mentioned. I'm surprised you didn't mention Lendl. LOL :D
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
You are absolutely right because from that day on Djokovic refused to lose at four straight slams, and many of us, including you, got to see for the first time in our lifetimes a male player hold all four slams at the same time.....this was the start of the Earth's Mightiest run. This loss was the catalyst. :):love:
Lol you witnessed it, I didn't watch :cool:
 

RS

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic lost firepower on his strokes after 2013. It was visible in this match. This is why I don't rate 2015 Djokovic above 2011 one.
Yes imo after 2012 Djokovic became less attacking and it hurt him vs Wawrinka.
 

BackhandDTL

Hall of Fame
Yes imo after 2012 Djokovic became less attacking.
Understatement.

since 2012 he was more boring to watch than a sack of potatoes.

Add on his fake personality, gamesmanship, arrogance and the guy is a DISASTER for the sport
 

RS

G.O.A.T.
Understatement.

since 2012 he was more boring to watch than a sack of potatoes.

Add on his fake personality, gamesmanship, arrogance and the guy is a DISASTER for the sport
Still beat up your guy Murray over and over :p
 
As much as this match hurt Novak, it was the reason he won the next 4 slams in a row. He was a man on a mission after that match
Lucky enough to avoid stanimal at USO 15 (thanks to federer breakpoint version) & RG 16(mury playing best clay match of his life and stan one of his worst)
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
You didn’t watch tennis in 15-16?
Not Djokovic matches. Honest to God I might watch him play 5-6 times a year. I just don't enjoy watching him play and there's so many other things I can be watching. If he's playing Fed or Nadal or a slam final I might, otherwise, lol no. Usually when a Djokovic match is on, if I'm not working, I'm watching Spartacus, or one of my fav live artists on YouTube, reaction videos, an Undertaker match, you get the point :D
 

RS

G.O.A.T.
Not Djokovic matches. Honest to God I might watch him play 5-6 times a year. I just don't enjoy watching him play and there's so many other things I can be watching. If he's playing Fed or Nadal or a slam final I might, otherwise, lol no.
Shame even though Nadal was off you missed out on a GOATing level but then again you don’t enjoy Djokovic so it probably didn’t bother you.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Shame even though Nadal was played you missed out on a GOATing level which you do not see today.
Yeah I appreciate him, I just really don't like watching him. He's like an ******* version of Murray lol, why should I sit there and watch? :) I watched the Zverev and Medvedev matches of his this AO and strongly wish I did something else lol
 
With one French Open title, you gotta be kidding. Djokovic isn’t even top 10 on clay with guys like Guga, Kuerten, Wilander, Courier and Brugera way in front of him. Even one-time FO champions like Muster and Vilas have vastly superior clay records than Novak.
Djokovic was the toughest for nadal though
 
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