Sunday, January 31, 2016

Novak Djokovic Wins Sixth Aussie Open

Before the final I told my (Nadal and Murray-loving) boyfriend that it really wouldn't bother me if Djokovic lost -- because the only thing I REALLY want now is for Novak to win the French. (I'm not greedy.) I guess you could say I've entered the Federer stage of my love Serbian love affair, where I stopped losing sleep once Roger broke Sampas' record for majors. What I didn't anticipate, however, is that Novak would break away from the pack to such a degree. And with no reliable challengers or obvious successors, for the first time it's beginning to look like he too could surpass Sampas, and Roger as well.

Can he do it?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I really don't think Nadal is done yet in this race to the most majors. He has forgotten his mojo, but it's not something he can lose. He just needs to feel it again, and he is back in the race (of course, Djoker may stand in his way most of the time). I think the Australian Open where he nearly lost to Neishikori and then pretty handily lost to Wawrinka (even with a good back, he would have lost), broke his spirit. I think a new coach, instead of or with Tony, would be a jolt he needs to break the spell.