Canada's random tennis success this year is about as shocking as the Raptors' crazy run out of nowhere.
Bianca really setting the bar for how good Canadian tennis can get. The Bois better step it up ;)
Nadal's serve has not been super convincing so far but don't think Diego has the tools to trouble Rafa on the baseline. Imagine a pretty routine three sets for Rafa, or four sets if Diego gets hot and Rafa serves terribly in a game and sneaks a set that way.
I don't think match-to-match performances have been anything to go off on for the last 10 years in terms of Fed's performance. Lately it seems like it's not a matter of "how" Federer gets to the final that determines his finals play, but "who" he beat to get there.
Good point; Fed and Novak on the other hand seem to match up fairly evenly. all this to say, feel like Novak hasn't looked great all year outside the AO though whereas Fed seems to be getting better as the year goes on. Combined with the confidence he's feeling, I think Fed has a great chance.
Honestly? I think Fed coild do this in four. I have a 2012-vibe about Wimbledon this year and Novak did not look super great against RBA or even someone like Hurkacz this tourny. Not to mention Fed is probably really, really fired up and riding high on confidence right now; he did just beat his...
Yessss! Great match overall, but man Fed gave Rafa way too many second chance rallies in the last game. Novak I feel has been way more solid mentally than Rafa lately, so I wouldn't put it past him to relish those opportunities if Fed gives it to him.
I'm super surprised NK not going for more underhanded serves. It would make Nadal more skeptical about his return position and keep him on edge. Right now Nadal can reasonably assume NK will do a normal overhead serve imo
It would be entertaining if not for the fact that NK is a grown-ass 24 -YEAR OLD MAN. He might have been able to get away with the worst of his antics as a teenager and as a 20/21 year old, when there was some prospect of him winning big titles and maturing, but he quickly approaching middle-age...