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NEW YORK -- Its a strange thing to say about a man who was playing for his third Grand Slam title of the year, but top-ranked Novak Djokovics season has gone sideways since he won his first French Open in the beginning of June. Evgeny Svechnikov Red Wings Jersey Authentic . The mystery of what exactly has happened to the Serbian star just keeps getting more curious.In the space of two months, Djokovic has gone from being the surest bet to win Grand Slam tournaments the past two years to an enigma who crashed out of the third round at Wimbledon in July and bombed out of the Rio Olympics in August with an opening-round loss to Juan Martin del Potro that left the world No. 1 weeping as he walked off the court.Then he seemed oddly subdued for long stretches Sunday during his four-set loss to Stan Wawrinka in the final of the US Open. And the crowd sensed it, too. It began chanting Djokvoics name without prompting a handful of times, imploring him to rage back into this match.You know, in matches like this, if you dont use the opportunities, the other guy comes and takes it, Djokovic said.Djokovic knows thats particularly true of Wawrinka, who has won 11 straight finals he has played. The other day, Djokovic didnt dispute an Italian reporters teasing contention that You are responsible for creating the Stanimal, a reference to their fourth-round 2013 Australian Open match in which Djokovic won the deciding set 12-10. The match gave Wawrinka the belief he could actually beat the worlds best.You couldnt blame Djokovic if he had flashbacks to that day or his 2015 French Open final loss to Wawrinka every time the Swiss hit a rope down the alleys.But even if you countenance the idea Wawrinka, who has now beaten Djokovic along the way to all three of his career Slam titles since 2014, has somehow crawled a little inside Djokovics head, that still doesnt fully explain Djokovics current fugue state.For whatever reason -- be it the unspecified personal problems he alluded to at Wimbledon or the more recent wrist and shoulder injuries -- Djokovic hasnt looked himself since June.He has somehow transformed from a chest-thumping man whose reputation for fighting, scratching and clawing his way to wins no matter how long it takes to a man who endured Wawrinkas 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 march to the title Sunday rather quietly.Along the way, Djokovic controversially resorted to the ploy of calling out a trainer twice in the final set. (It wasnt the first time he has been accused of bending the rules when struggling in a big match.)Wawrinka was about to serve at 3-1, up two sets to one, when Djokovic requested the first trainers visit not long after hed spent a changeover icing both of his thighs. But when the trainer arrived, Djokovic took off both shoes and treated everyone to some adventures in podiatry by requesting treatment on -- wait -- his feet?The toenails were off and bleeding, Djokovic explained. It was quite painful to move around. The toe just happened today.Wawrinka was caught on TV microphones during the first six-minute delay complaining to the chair umpire that Djokovic was trying to buy time because he was cramping -- something that a player cannot receive treatment for during a match.And Djokovic admitted in his news conference that he does know that rule.But he denied under repeated questioning that he did anything untoward as a last-ditch ploy to win. And Wawrinka, who was only just three games from victory by then anyway, refused after the match to criticize his longtime friend and sometime practice partner for requesting the trainers visits.For me, I just asked the umpire because he asked [for] the physio when he was serving, and we played maybe seven more points, Wawrinka said. If your opponent is struggling, if he has blood coming out [of his toes], you have to stop.As it turned out, neither pause had much impact on the match. Long before his feet began to trouble him, Djokovics biggest problem Sunday -- besides the bombs Wawrinka was hitting down the lines again and again -- was he couldnt break Wawrinkas serve. And he didnt hurt Wawrinka much with his own.Djokovic is considered the best returner in tennis history. But against Wawrinka, he converted only three of the 17 opportunities.It was a terrible conversion of the break points -- just terrible, he said. I lost my nerves in very important moments today.And so Djokovic moves on down the road now lugging a personal record of 12-9 in Grand Slam finals with him. He had won four straight majors until his early-round loss at Wimbledon.A glass half-full person would rightly say its an extraordinary achievement the 29-year-old Djokovic has even made 21 major finals. But Sunday, Djokovic -- who fell to 2-for-7 in US Open title matches alone -- wasnt feeling that way just yet.Obviously, Grand Slam finals are different than any other match, [and] I have lost a few Grand Slam finals, some close matches, Djokovic said. Thats the cycle of life, I guess. Johan Franzen Red Wings Jersey Authentic .Y. -- Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Wednesday that J. Darren Helm Red Wings Jersey Authentic . -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . http://www.redwingshockeyauthentic.com/ ... ll-jersey/ . Anthony Davis had 31 points and 17 rebounds in his seventh straight game with more than 20 points, but that was only enough to keep the Pelicans competitive into the final minutes. Andrew Bogut had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Golden State, which rebounded from a loss a night earlier in Oklahoma City and snapped a two-game skid. Teams thirsting for goals and wins could get their star midfielders back from injury when Orlando City SC plays a road game against the Columbus Crew SC on Saturday.Kaka returns for Orlando City (4-5-10) after missing three games with a calf injury. The Lions had a tie and two losses and scored twice in his absence. The Brazilian World Cup player has missed 10 games this season but has three goals and five assists in nine starts.As much as he is a catalyst for Orlando, Federico Higuain orchestrates the Crew (3-7-9) attack with three goals and three assists in 13 matches.The Crew is 0-3-4 in the past seven games, with all but the first coming since Higuain underwent sports hernia surgery on June 15. Columbus scored six times without him.Im not ruling him out, Crew coach Gregg Berhalter said. Hes at a good stage right now. If hes in thee 18 (game-day roster) that means he could potentially start. Ted Lindsay Red Wings Jersey. We have to evaluate that.Columbus, with one win in 12 games (1-4-7), will have defender Harrison Afful available after his red card vs. D.C. United last week was rescinded.Orlando is struggling as well with two wins in the past 15 matches. The skid cost longtime coach Adrian Heath his job, and Jason Kreis was named coach on Tuesday. Assistant coaches Bobby Murphy and Anthony Pulis will guide the team Saturday before Kreis takes over next week.There are pieces here that are incredibly exciting to build around, Kreis said Wednesday during a press conference. There are some leaders in this group that should be the backbone of this club. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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