Novak Djokovic goes for the triple-double

Updated: January 13, 2012, 3:49 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Unlike many professional athletes, Rafael Nadal pulls no punches. After a crushing loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2011 Wimbledon final -- the fifth of six straight defeats at the hands of the lean-and-hungry Serb -- Nadal told this truth:

"Seriously, I lose because I am playing against the best player of the moment, the best player of the world tomorrow, and I am the second. And when you play against these players and they are playing unbelievable, the normal thing is lose."


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