Remember this post? “I Unconditionally Love You”
This year, Novak Djokovic did the same. This streaking Serbian won his quarterfinal match against Gael Monfils on my 27th birthday (August 13, 2011, my time) in Rogers Cup that took place in Montreal, Canada. I never saw the match or saw the video highlights online but the statistics say, Nole only allowed the Frenchman to win three games during the entire match (6-2, 6-1). “After facing a break point in the opening game, it was smooth sailing for the Serbian. Monfils held to get to 2-2, but Djokovic reeled off nine consecutive games to put the match out of the Frenchman’s hands. Monfils fought in the final game, creating two break point opportunities, but the top seed closed the door to seal the victory in one hour and 14 minutes (Source: ATP).”
The 2011 Wimbledon Champion also won his semifinal match against Jo-Wilfredo Tsonga (6-4, 3-0) and will face the highest American seed for the finale (Mardy Fish) on Sunday. Can Nole win? That’s awesome. I see no reason why he can’t win considering Nole is absolutely familiar with the American’s style of playing and their head-to-head standing is 7-0 in favor of the Serbian. If something unexpected happens and Nole will not raise the trophy, that’s still awesome. I have nothing against Mardy Fish if he’ll find a way to frustrate the invincible all-court player.
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