I was also afraid of his winner pose. On the other hand, you are full of adrenaline and must let it out. Would have been nice if Stan had come out as the winner as he played amazing tennis and deserved it so much. I really felt sorry for him. It must be frustrating: you play your heart out and yet come second best so many times. will the length of the match have an effect on Nole's performance? I mean there are still two more rounds to come with tough opponents.
I doubt it. It didn't at Roland Garros (two tense five setters against Seppi and Tsonga (where he saved multiple match points) before trouncing Federer in straights), and it didn't in Australia. Didn't affect Murray in New York either, and Djokovic is just as fit as Murray.