Shows what those posters know about tennis talent. Anyway, threads and posts denigrating next gen multiplied lately and it's ridiculous because some of them are obviously legit force in today's tennis.
Well yes, partisan fandom is the bread and butter of GPPD. 2 wrongs don't make right though.
Hey, no problem, he sure was the favorite. I just wanted to point out that not only many Novak's fans penciled him for CYGS. I had a bad feeling about his chances though and he got further than I thought he would. Olympics, especially doubles, were waste of mental and physical energy.
Well, Novak shouldn't be losing sets to guys like Nishikori, Rune and Brooksby and could've finished Zverev in 4. Passive game led to staying more on court. Though he also checked out mentally, absolutely choked at the prospect of CYGS.
Zverev will maybe have these problems in the long run (wish him all the best) but he'll be fine here. And he has spent more than 4 hours less on court than Novak. If battle goes super physical, I don't like it for Novak.
Looks grim for now but we will see. He has spent too much time on court in the first 4 rounds and Med/Zverev are winning their matches effortlessly. If he raises his level substantially, namely his return and his own 2nd serve %, he'll have a chance.