Watching the post Nole video last night ,he said the ball wouldn't bounce and he got too many unforced errros 20 somthing.he said he just didn't feel good on the court ,it was just an off day.it was very cold for miami ,its very cold today 49 degrees this morning in Tampa
Djoko made 31 UEs, 19 of them off his forehand. I agree it was a pretty woeful display from an increasing rattled Nole, but that doesn't alter the fact that Haas was playing some superb tennis.
Now this is either him being arrogant or being clever and creating hype, I'm not sure which it is... Now he can suck up to his elders and be boring, or he can throw comments like that in, to create media hype around the match and build the tension. In my eyes tension around the match is always good. As long as he's willing to suck it up and accept defeat when he loses, like he did in the USO against Andy, I see nothing wrong with it. In fact I kinda like his attitude compared to the likes of Dimitrov, Goffin, and the other ones in the young crop. Milos is confident, he has ATP titles and is not a born choker like the rest of the new crop.
I don't see Milos generally as being arrogant however he might come across in that video. He certainly isn't short on confidence and knows what he's doing and where he wants to go but at the same time he's a realistic, down-to-earth guy.