2019 ATP Finals RR: [2] Novak Ultronovic vs [5] Team Thiem

Who wins?


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Yugram

Legend
H2H is 6-3 in favor of Djokovic, but this year’s tournament keeps breaking the trends.

The stakes are high as Novak seeks his way to end the year as World #1, but Thiem might have something to say about this.

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lud

Hall of Fame
Thiem in 3.
This is tournament of surprises.

I'll say 3-6,6-4,6-3. Could be similiar like Tsit vs Djoker in Shanghai.
 

yokied

Hall of Fame
Timmy got his big boy pants on now. Gonna donate the RR and smash him in the final. Book it.

It hurts so goodbadbadbad to be on ThiemThiem so I don't really believe what I'm saying. Just trying to get through one gut-wrenching disappointment at a time.

Meanwhile, in the Nolan Heights, the king is trying to stay awake.

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Meles

Bionic Poster
Timmy got his big boy pants on now. Gonna donate the RR and smash him in the final. Book it.

It hurts so goodbadbadbad to be on ThiemThiem so I don't really believe what I'm saying. Just trying to get through one gut-wrenching disappointment at a time.

Meanwhile, in the Nolan Heights, the king is trying to stay awake.

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Meles

Bionic Poster
H2H is 6-3 in favor of Djokovic, but this year’s tournament keeps breaking the trends.

The stakes are high as Novak seeks his way to end the year as World #1, but Thiem might have something to say about this.

Dominic-Thiem-stuns-Novak-Djokovic-to-seal-Rafael-Nadal-French-Open-final-1138002.jpg
Have you seen the light and dumped Nadal for Thiem? :love:
 

tudwell

G.O.A.T.
Whoever wins is through to the SF
Don’t think Djokovic is mathematically guaranteed the semis even with a win today. There’s still a chance (however slim) that he, Thiem, and Fed all go 2-1 with the other two having superior set win-loss ratios. It’s not likely, but it could happen. Whereas Thiem is guaranteed to advance with a win, and as the number one player in the group to boot.
 

I Am Finnish

Bionic Poster
Don’t think Djokovic is mathematically guaranteed the semis even with a win today. There’s still a chance (however slim) that he, Thiem, and Fed all go 2-1 with the other two having superior set win-loss ratios. It’s not likely, but it could happen. Whereas Thiem is guaranteed to advance with a win, and as the number one player in the group to boot.
I mean who ever wins in straights is through
 

Enceladus

Legend
Ultronovic in 2. Djoker has shown a great form in the last few matches and if he repeats it today, Thiem's chances will be minimal.
 

Yugram

Legend
Have you seen the light and dumped Nadal for Thiem? :love:
Don’t get too far ahead. :sneaky:

From what I’ve seen yesterday, the season is obviously finished for Rafa. Hope he’ll prepare well for AO. So my choice was either to forget about WTF and take a break, or to stay and support someone else. Luckily, I also like Thiem.
 

Yugram

Legend
On Thiem's best and Djok's worst surface, it was a nail-biting 5 setter (another 40-15 comeback almost managed by nole).
So logically speaking, on Novak's best surface it should be a annihilation job...
Don’t forget Thiem had to come back from 2 match points on his best and (supposedly) Federer’s worst surface. So should’ve been easy for Federer on Thiem’s worst and his best (supposedly) surface, correct?

Incorrect. Thiem cruised.
 

StrongRule

Talk Tennis Guru
On Thiem's best and Djok's worst surface, it was a nail-biting 5 setter (another 40-15 comeback almost managed by nole).
So logically speaking, on Novak's best surface it should be a annihilation job...
To be fair, by the level of play Thiem was the much better player in RG 2019, and it was close only because Thiem was choking like crazy all the time. And he still won. If Thiem manages to stay mentally strong he can trouble Djokovic on hardcourt IMO. But oh well, we know he will not stay mentally strong. I'll not be surprised if he already thinks about the match against Berrettini.
 

StrongRule

Talk Tennis Guru
Don’t get too far ahead. :sneaky:

From what I’ve seen yesterday, the season is obviously finished for Rafa. Hope he’ll prepare well for AO. So my choice was either to forget about WTF and take a break, or to stay and support someone else. Luckily, I also like Thiem.
I don't understand why Nadal didn't withdraw after yesterday. Unless he wants a repeat of WTF 2009. (which I doubt)
 

Crionics

Semi-Pro
Djokovic in straight sets. I expect Thiem to be late on all balls and look helpless as Djokovic will perfectly rob him of time
 

Mike Sams

G.O.A.T.
Ultronovic in 2. Djoker has shown a great form in the last few matches and if he repeats it today, Thiem's chances will be minimal.
The problem with being 32 is that form can be hot or cold out of the blue. Consistency becomes an issue. Thiem should have a great chance here.
 

AnOctorokForDinner

Talk Tennis Guru
I do like the fact that Timobot did take a "sad" off Djoel here 3 years ago, even though the next two sets were beatdowns but Thiem has improved while Novack has not (and can't, age is age).
 

TennisFan3

Talk Tennis Guru
I do like the fact that Timobot did take a "sad" off Djoel here 3 years ago, even though the next two sets were beatdowns but Thiem has improved while Novack has not (and can't, age is age).

I disagree. Djokovic has aged, but he is NOT playing worse. In fact his serve + forehand are better than ever. Not to mention better touch game, better point construction, more aggression and more guile.

So yeah, Thiem's in for it. Just because he took a set three years ago, doesn't mean he will get one this time.
 
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