A Worthy Seat for One of the Most Amazing Finals of a US Open - Page 3
Nole executed the impossible: angled precision shots with pinpoint accuracy. He was behaving more like Federer than Federer during the past two years. In fact as I watched him, I thought, though the Fed is perhaps more graceful and lighter on his feet, The Joker is running down balls and doing the fabulous: a veritable Roger twin. I couldn't believe it, especially in this: I have watched matches where the error eventually comes because of exhaustion, frustration, misjudgment, a miscued adrenalin rush or the abject insanity of that "ball coming back one more time and you have to just stop it," dammit, and bam, it's out, it's in the net, the ball is, indeed, stopped and the point is the opponent's. Not for Djokovic, not this match because, though his unforced errors may have been similar to Nadal's, he had three times the winners to establish break points that were brilliant and aggressive at the right time and in the right place. Nole was patient, cool, assured, determined, focused. He had overcome first Federer, then Nadal who could only take one set from him. The scores 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 really do not begin to show how phenomenal this match was. Beyond my wildest expectations, and all for $5.00!
Some are not convinced that Nole's gluten-free diet had as big an impact on his tremendously improved athleticism and physicality during the 2011 tennis season. I am convinced because I've achieved gluten-freedom and it has made a difference in my life. Whether one attributes his magnificent performance in this slam to his diet and exercise program or not, obviously, the wheel has come around for Djokovic and he is in the sunshine of greatness.