Not bashing at all, just annoying to see people saying Djokovic is going to destroy whoever wins this match. In my opinion, and I’m right more often than I’m wrong, this is the championship match Bc I honestly don’t give Djokovic much of a chance.
I think Federer will win this match. I don't think Nadal is playing well enough IMO.
The problem is Novak might slaughter Fed in straight sets. It might be a very bad beatdown.
If it were Novak instead of Nadal in this match, Fed would have been 2 sets to love down and every single serve would be coming back.
Novak would have never choked like Nadal did in the TB.
He didn't push too hard. I think he was being smart. He knows when Nadal is red-lining... it doesn't matter what you do (unless you also are red-lining). So he took a bit of a mental break... and made sure he would be serving first in the third-set. Lots of guys do this. Especially in best-of-five. Federer has resisted this kind of tactic in past years -- to his demise.