Nole's Nerves/Nole's Noise

Nole's Nerves/Nole's Noise

Post by Patrick Keho » Fri, 25 Jan 2008 01:35:04


++OK... it was mostly the heat of the afternoon sun... for it
certainly wasn't the heat from Ferrer's game... but, Nole looked a tad
***y out there and in a match he was cruising in... is the pressure
getting to Nole now... no more flying in under the radar... no more
pink cheeked 'i'm the young guy here' any longer... he's challenged
Fed with his words and now he's on deck :)

I'm wondering if he's not beginning to feel the impact of what he's
'put out there' with respect to his comments about The Fed... then
there is the dueling philosophies of classic sports cliche:

1) don't say anything to motivate an opponent, especially a talented
one

                                                  vs.

2) get in your opponents face - rough him up - get in his head - no
respect!!!

P

 
 
 

Nole's Nerves/Nole's Noise

Post by drew » Fri, 25 Jan 2008 02:08:34


Quote:
> ++OK... it was mostly the heat of the afternoon sun... for it
> certainly wasn't the heat from Ferrer's game... but, Nole looked a tad
> ***y out there and in a match he was cruising in...

Djoker was in a bit of trouble in the 3rd set and he knew it.  Had he
lost that 3rd set he would have been fighting his own fatigue and a
guy who was still fresh.  That may have been enough to turn the match
around in Ferrer's favour.

I really think he got tense at a time when you would expect it and
ultimately he responded well.  He didn't ***up the 3rd set (Ferrer
helped him out a bit there).

This AO is his if he keeps up this level and I think he knows it.
That's big time pressure.