1. jl809

    Things I noticed from attending Laver Cup vs watching matches on TV

    Murray walks with his back at an incline, a slight stoop. Not good for long term :/ The best forehand off a “neutral” rally ball was Fritz’s. He was hitting rockets and has a really safe action for generating power, keeping the ball low, and hitting with margin. Berry’s has more loopy topspin...
  2. jl809

    Djokodal have never really played 5 set matches. All their matches are best of 3 sets.

    Djokovic and Nadal have played each other 18 times in "best of 5 set" tennis matches, all at slams. The H2H right now is 11-7 to Nadal: 8-2 to Nadal on clay, 3-2 to Djokovic on hard court and 2-1 to Djokovic on grass. In this time, neither player has ever come back from 2 sets to 0 or 2 sets to...
  3. jl809

    The peak versions of each ATG across each slam all play each other. Who has the combined best results?

    For example (these are just my picks): 2011 Federer, 2008 Nadal, 2015 Djokovic, 1996 Sampras and 1978 Borg face off with each other 10x in a round robin at RG - a series of RS hypotheticals... 2004 Federer, 2010 Nadal, 2011 Djokovic, 1995 Sampras and 1980 Borg face off with each other 10x in...
  4. jl809

    Remember this epic?

    The last ray of sunshine in tennis… The moment we thought They Might Be Back… what happened to our big 5 :cry:
  5. jl809

    In your opinion, what are the 10/10 slam final performances?

    I’ll get the ball rolling with some: PETE vs Becker, 1995 Wimbledon Nadal vs Federer, 2008 French Open Djokovic vs Nadal, 2019 Aussie Open happy to hear about SFs and QFs too as some bangers took place there too
  6. W

    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Kyrgios, Wimbledon final, 2022

    Novak Djokovic beat Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3) in the Wimbledon final, 2022 on grass It was Djokovic’s 21st Slam title and 4th Wimbledon title in a row. Kyrgios was unseeded and playing in his first Slam final. The event did not grant any ATP ranking points Djokovic won 132 points...
  7. W

    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Anderson, Wimbledon final, 2018

    Novak Djokovic beat Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(3) in the Wimbledon final, 2018 on grass It was Djokovic’s first Slam title since French Open 2016 and he would go onto win the next 2 also. Anderson was playing his second and last Slam final. Both players had won extended fifth sets in their...
  8. jl809

    If these clutch backhands didn't land, would 3 of the past 4 slams have gone another way?

    7 minutes 24 seconds in ^ 46 minutes 10 seconds in ^ 8 minutes in ^
  9. jl809

    Djokovic would not have won AO 22 if he’d played

    Let’s dispel this stupid myth. He would have had a disrupted leadup to the tournament, then faced an unprecedented level of hostility from an Australian public who hated him so much that politicians were literally using him as a tool to get popularity. This would have been 1000x worse than the...
  10. jl809

    January 2020-present should be considered its own era

    Mid-2016 to now is referred to by some people on here as the “inflation era”; a period where the level of tennis on the men’s tour was comparatively weak and the Big 3 won slams at a low level of play. But imo, there is just as strong a dividing line between the period pre-January 2020 and the...
  11. Rattie

    Happy Friendship Day!

    Today is International Friendship Day. Does that work here lol.
  12. spottishwood

    Kyrgios: If I was up against anyone else but Djokovic..... Do you agree? Or you do reckon anybody else's chances?
  13. Fiero425

    When Thinking Of Djokovic Comeback Victory:

    What match comes to minds; esp. saving MP's??
  14. jl809

    Proving Djokovic's Wimbledon tally is the most inflated/lucky slam total by any ATG in the modern era

    Djokovic has benefitted from an amazing set of circumstances coming together to allow him to win 7 Wimbledons: 1 (a) He had the weakest competition in his prime and postprime of the 00s ATGs. His prime was perfectly timed; it started when the 2 other ATGs’ grass primes were ending or already...
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Djokovic vs Nadal, French Open semi-final, 2021 & quarter-final, 2022

    Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2 in the French Open semi-final, 2021 on clay Djokovic would go onto beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to win his second title at the event and complete a double career Grand Slam. Nadal had won the last 4 editions, most recently beating Djokovic in...
  16. B

    Head Speed Novak Edition

    everyone obviously has asked for Head to release a pt346.1 for the public so us bums can think we’re novak - but what if they did try to make a user friendly model in his “spec”? Let me know what you guys think about this for a speed, would it suck or be great? Speed Tour / Speed Novak 98”...
  17. TheAssassin

    One photo, two guys... 14 Wimbledon titles

    The idol is matched! :cool:
  18. Rafa4LifeEver

    2022 Wimbledon Final :- Novak Djokovic (1) [SRB] v/s Nicholas Kyrgios [AUS]

    The 3rd ever meeting between the two. Interestingly, first in over 5 years & 3 months (since 2017 Indian wells 4R) Nick won both previous ones in Mexico & California. Probably not the matchup everyone expected at the beginning of the tournament, but it's here nevertheless. Djokovic is on a 27...
  19. jl809

    A reminder of what happened the last time Fritz lost in 5 sets to an ATG with an abdominal injury

    2021 Australian Open, Djokovic bt Fritz 7-6 (1), 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2. “[from the Guardian match report] at 1-1 in the third set on Fritz’s serve, Djokovic slipped while attempting to chase down a forehand winner and he rose from the fall with pain in his abdominal area. After Fritz held serve...
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    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Murray, Miami final, 2012

    Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-1, 7-6(4) in the Miami final, 2012 on hard court It was Djokovic’s 11th Masters title and the first time he had defended one. He’d recently won the Australian Open, beating Murray in 5 sets in the semis along the way. The two had previously met in the ‘09 final...
  21. jl809

    If all these players are fully healthy, how likely do you think each of these results are to take place?

    1. Cressy def. FAA 2. Kyrgios def. Berrettini 3. Cilic def. Nadal 4. Struff def. Alcaraz 5. Murray def. Djokovic
  22. spottishwood

    Novak Djokovic either loses in R3 or goes on to Win Wimbledon.

    You heard it probably the 98th time here. There's no one in the draw who can stop him besides some inspired Servebot + Big hitter. Rafa might do it but I'd not bet on him. Also, I've never made a correct prediction on TTW so hopefully it's gonna be the first one!
  23. LawnTennisGod

    How many Slams would Federer & Nadal have won, if there was NO Djokovic??

    I was wondering how many Slams would Nadal and Federer have each won if Djokovic hadn't played Tennis? Would they have racked up close to 30 slams each? Who would be ahead in the slam race, if there was no Djokovic? Federer- Nadal- They have both lost several times to Djokovic in the...
  24. jl809

    Year-by-year comparison of the Big 3’s level in their 30s at each slam

    This topic comes up a lot across GPPD so I’m dealing with it properly here. I’ll go age-by-age like this: 30 years old Federer: 2012 AO, 2012 FO, 2012 W, 2011 USO Nadal: 2017 AO, 2016 FO, 2016 W, 2016 USO Djokovic: 2018 AO, 2017 FO, 2017 W, 2017 USO Federer’s level is clearly highest in...
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    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Tsitsipas, French Open final, 2021

    Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the French Open final, 2021 on clay It was Djokovic’s second title at the event and gave him a double career Grand Slam Slam. Tsitsipas was playing his first Slam final. The two had played a 5 set semi at previous years...
  26. jl809

    Highest level final at each slam since 2000?

    For me: Australian Open: 2012 over 2009 (because of the 5th set in 2009). A lot of great Aussie Open matches down the years weren’t finals French Open: this will invite debate, but 2014. Compared with 2006 and 2007 where Fed couldn’t cope in the final stages, and 2012 which had patchy periods...
  27. jl809

    Is this evidence of a mental block?

    In his last 3 matches on hard courts against Fedovic, in Nadal’s opening service games of the matches, he has made a total of 8 unforced errors (2 in the Shanghai 2017 F, 3 in the Aussie Open 2019 F, 3 in the ATP Cup 2020 F) and has been broken in every single one. He has then lost the opening...
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    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Tsitsipas, Rome final, 2022

    Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 7-6(5) in the Rome final, 2022 on clay It was Djokovic’s 6th title at the event and his personal best 12th final. Tsitsipas had recently won the Monte Carlo title. The two had played last French Open final, with Djokovic having come back from 2...
  29. UnforcedTerror

    Djokovic's most impressive achievement on clay?

    Clay is Djokovic's least favorite surface, yet he's still a beast on the surface. In your opinion, what is his greatest clay achievement?