But for Djokovic (or any of the top guys tbh) to lose a set against anyone of that standard they have to be pretty off-form. I expect Djokovic will find it again in this 3rd set and see it out quite comfortably in the end. Bit of a scare for him right now though.
Please guys, give Djokovic a break. It's only 2 weeks since his beloved grandfather died, something that hit him really hard. You don't get over something like this quickly. He didn't play in the Serbia Open because he said he was too emotionally drained to play and we've no idea how much practice he's had before playing here. I'm not in the least surprised to find that he had a blip in this match. It wouldn't surprise me either if he didn't make the final let alone win the tournament.
I just do not like Milos R's game, if this is the future of tennis we will be back to the days of boring tennis. The days of the big servers, where the receiver just moved from one side to the other and that was game over. I really love seeing the finesse and the returns you see with the top 4. If we have endure Milos, del Potro and Isner then I won't be watching much tennis.
I enjoy watching Delpo play, in fact he's one of my favourite players, and I think Milos's ground-strokes and tactics have improved a lot recently, which also makes him worth watching. Anyway why worry - Djoko, Nadal and Andy will be around for quite a while yet - Fed probably not so long.
Is this touney not televised? Bizarre.
Must be on Sky if other members are able to watch it, but I just watch livestream on tennisTV which comes from ESPN, so