Win or lose here in Doha this week it didn’t really matter as Novak Djokovic would still arrive in Melbourne as the favourite even with over 10 days to go.
Momentum is key in tennis but for Novak Djokovic he is a different beast compared to the rest on the tour and in the Slams it’s a completely different game.
Of course Novak will be dissapointed but he will reflect and move on quite quickly, I don’t think losing a semi-final of an ATP250 will make him lose much sleep.
No dis-respect at all to Agut but this win is something fantastic for him and frustrating for Novak but I highly doubt it is something too big to look into.
Novak said in Abu Dhabi he was surprised how well he played against Khachanov but was tired and did look a little off the pace this week in Doha but he will be fine in Melbourne