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    2021 US Open Final - [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [2] Daniil Medvedev

    It's neither hot nor humid in NY right now. Perfect weather :)
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    2021 US Open SF: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [4] Alexander Zverev

    I don't see it personally. Everything's possible in tennis of course but we've already witnessed at AO how much harder it is for Djoko to defeat Zverev than Medvedev. BTW, rinse and repeat, same actors at USO than AO, definitely the 3 best hard court players atm. After that it's a question of...
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    2021 US Open SF: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [4] Alexander Zverev

    Thiem was 27 when he won his slam title. Cilic won 1 too. What I see is that the big 3 (or 4) are crushing the rest of the tour in slams. That's not a matter of age, that's about how exceptional those players are . It's also about progress in maintaining players ultra fit for longer. When they...
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    2021 US Open SF: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [4] Alexander Zverev

    Zverev is the only player who can beat Novak at this USO. I've known it from the start, which is why I was not happy with Novak's draw even though everybody said it was easy. Because the only thing relevant in terms of Novak's draw was to avoid Zverev for as long as possible (meaning having...
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    2021 US Open QF: [4] Alexander Zverev vs Lloyd Harris

    I have the strong feeling that if Djoko gets through Zverev, he will win it all. Medvedev is a better matchup for Novak than Zverev. The semi is the real final in terms of Djoko pulling off the calendar slam. It is the mach that will truly decide it imo.
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    2021 US Open SF: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [4] Alexander Zverev

    This is not about age but about the fact that some players are much better in best of 3 than in best of 5 (or vice versa ) and that has always existed. It's not a new phenomenon.
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    2021 US Open SF: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [4] Alexander Zverev

    It's not new. Davydenko and Nalbandian were the same. Davydenko even talked about it. Won masters and WTF but couldn't break through in slams. But hey, guess what, it was not interpreted as "what's wrong with the tour" then, it was all about "Federer is such a genius" :rolleyes: What's that...
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    2021 US Open QF: [4] Alexander Zverev vs Lloyd Harris

    I hope so but it's not going to be an easy task. It wasn't at AO and Zverev is playing better now.
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    2021 US Open QF: [4] Alexander Zverev vs Lloyd Harris

    Harris is a nobody. Zverev is a much greater player than he gets credit for and he is in top form + more importantly in top confidence right now. Zverev can go on winning streaks. He is very, very hard to beat if his mental is not shaky. He has the game to beat anyone on any surface. Now of...
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    2021 US Open QF: [4] Alexander Zverev vs Lloyd Harris

    My impression is the exact opposite. It will be Nole or Sascha. Personally, I would absolutely love it if FAA reached final. He's playing well. He has a legit shot. I do not trust Medvedev's consistency. AT ALL.
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    2021 US Open QF: [4] Alexander Zverev vs Lloyd Harris

    Wishful thinking at its most delusional ;)
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    2021 US Open QF: [4] Alexander Zverev vs Lloyd Harris

    If Djoko makes the semi, Zverev/Djoko will be the real final just like it was at the AO. IMO, Zverev is currently the most challenging opponent for Novak on hard court.
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    Djokovic Trailed Federer by 15 slams and Nadal by 8 slams in 2010

    Just Slam titles per age, same system: 19: Nad 1 - Djo/Fed 0 20: Nad 2 - Djo/Fed 0 21: Nad 3 - Djo 1 - Fed 0 22: Nad 5 - Djo/Fed 1 23: Nad 6 - Fed 4 - Djo 1 24: Nad 9 - Fed 6 - Djo 4 25: Nad 10 - Fed 9 - Djo 5 26: Fed 12 - Nad 11 - Djo 6 27: Fed/Nad 13 - Djo 7 28: Fed 15 - Nad 14 - Djo 10 29...
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    Djokovic Trailed Federer by 15 slams and Nadal by 8 slams in 2010

    It is also interesting to do a tally for all tier 1 titles, not just slams, for the big 3. I did it per season for convenience of comparison, meaning when I say 20 years old, I mean the end of the season when they turned 20: 2006 for Nadal, 2007 for Novak and 2001 for Fed. I've defined tier 1...
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    2021 Wimbledon QF: (6) Roger Federer SUI vs (14) Hubert Hurkacz POL

    But only 1 RG is when his claim to GOAThood ends ;)
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