JB was taking his time getting back to center more so than usual, possible he tweaked something defending that lace against the Iranian. But he still showed the ability to score at will when he decided to flip the switch, so not sure how much that played into the final outcome today.
After watching the final minute of both Sidakov's matches against Chamizo, final 30 seconds he had against Tsabolov at Russian nationals, and re-watching his match with JB, the guy just knows how to finish matches. He came through in the clutch every single time going up against three absolute studs.. Oh and he's only 22. The guy is the real deal, sucks we lost w/ a last second step-out on criteria, but I'd pump the brakes on any "end of an era" talks.