Would Djokovic resigned if he was winning?

Would Djokovic resigned if he was winning?

  • No

    Votes: 12 42.9%
  • No

    Votes: 16 57.1%

  • Total voters
    28

BetaServe

Professional
Resign*
Would he resign if he was winning?
Which theory is more plausible: Novak was injured and couldn't continue to play or Stan whooped his ass so bad that he resigned.
Also it's not like he was playing bad or anything. His level tonight was enough to beat 99% of the players.
 
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BetaServe

Professional
No, that is obvious because he would still have a chance. It was obvious he wasn't going to be able to win so he resigned. Better not let the injury get worse when you are an ATG and are hoping to win more slams in the future.
He should still have finished the match to give credits to Stan. If he's able finish the match when he was winning then he should also be able to finish the match when he was losing.
What he did was truly pathetic.
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
Oh please. Let's review what was going through Novak's head.

Pre-match: Maybe it'll be easy. I just need to come out and play some decent tennis and win the first 2 sets. Then I can relax a bit and get the match over with, with a couple of days of rest.

After losing first set: Maybe Stan's form will drop and I can get back in the match. 4 sets isn't too bad.

After losing second: Okay, tough position, but maybe I'll get in Stan's head and I can win this?

After losing the final break: Even if I break him, that'll only level this set. I don't think I can do it anyway. At this point I either tank or retire and it's pretty obvious injury has been plaguing me. They'll understand.

Yeah, sure, maybe he could have lasted the whole match, but why risk the exacerbation of an existing issue? Clearly it would have been worth a bit of pain if he had managed to move on, but there's no point if you clearly can't win.
 

Federer and Del Potro

Talk Tennis Guru
Oh please. Let's review what was going through Novak's head.

Pre-match: Maybe it'll be easy. I just need to come out and play some decent tennis and win the first 2 sets. Then I can relax a bit and get the match over with, with a couple of days of rest.

After losing first set: Maybe Stan's form will drop and I can get back in the match. 4 sets isn't too bad.

After losing second: Okay, tough position, but maybe I'll get in Stan's head and I can win this?

After losing the final break: Even if I break him, that'll only level this set. I don't think I can do it anyway. At this point I either tank or retire and it's pretty obvious injury has been plaguing me. They'll understand.

Yeah, sure, maybe he could have lasted the whole match, but why risk the exacerbation of an existing issue? Clearly it would have been worth a bit of pain if he had managed to move on, but there's no point if you clearly can't win.

Made Stan have to play less tennis too. Quite a nice advantage with Medvedev running on fumes likely.
 

duaneeo

Legend
LOL. That reminded me of the explanation a Nadal fan gave as to why Nadal uses the tactic of stalling the server in crucial moments: to give him (the server) more time to recover from the previous point and play his best.
My point is that Nole playing out the match would't have benefitted Wawrinka in any way. Stan had dominated the match, so he didn't need "credits" from Nole by him finishing the match.
 

Federer and Del Potro

Talk Tennis Guru
I got your point. My point was that these players don't think about the situation of their opponents at all. They think about themselves, so we have to go from that presumption when judging their actions. It is a side effect that Stan got off the court faster.

:cool:
Agree with this as well. It wasn't some chivalrous act. Definitely a nice boon for Stan though to not have to play more. Especially when Med has been run ragged already this tournament.
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
Oh, also, to answer the question:

Clearly he wouldn't resign if he was in the lead. Leading 2-0 on any opponent? Just need to get 1 more set, then you can rest for a couple days? Yeah, I wouldn't retire, and I don't think a professional would either.
 

Lew II

G.O.A.T.
If one's winning he tries to end the match and hopes he recovers in two days.

That's what Djokovic did in the previous rounds. Couldn't do it against a well playing Stan
 

Lebsta

Rookie
The answer is no. There is no bigger motivation than having the finishing line in sight.

If you're tired on a treadmill and see only 1 min left to go, you will bust yourself all the way to finish. If you see 20mins left you will quit. Simple as that

Either way it's a time to rejoice so let's not look into this too much.
 

big ted

Hall of Fame
there is a point in the middle of the 2nd set where djoko hits a backhand & grimaces in horrible pain during the rally but the commentators didn't catch it... just saying I think the injury was real tho im glad he lost
 
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