2019 ATP Finals RR - Little Kid Who Knows How to Fight vs The GOAT (When Healthy)

Who wins?


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NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic played so damm well in the Wimbeldon 2015 final though regardless. Nearly every return was at Rogers feet. The crowd was a lot better than USO 2015 one in the same year.
That was probably the best match on grass he has ever played in his career. His serving/returning combo, movement and controlled agression was insane. Yea that crowd was not on the level of the one in the USO final.
 

ReeceSachs

Hall of Fame
That was probably the best match on grass he has ever played in his career. His serving/returning combo, movement and controlled agression was insane. Yea that crowd was not on the level of the one in the USO final.
He played a great match in the 2014 final vs Roger as well only to top it in the 2015 one.
 

mightyrick

Legend
Why? Strategically it makes sense to leave something in the tank for the semi rather than waste it all on a match that has no impact on him.
This is the biggest problem with the WTF and round-robin format tournaments in general. There needs to be a better incentive structure which dissuades players from tanking a match.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Why? Strategically it makes sense to leave something in the tank for the semi rather than waste it all on a match that has no impact on him.
The Tanking Games:
"It was kind of funny", admitted the Athens native. "During the (Nadal) match I thought about it a couple of times, but at the end I really want to win, and that win means a lot to me because it's against a tough player, the current No.1. So I came very close, and I would say I did leave something in the tank. I didn't really go full, full. I could have gone even more full than that, but I'm not disappointed by that. I wanted to win but probably wasn't willing to die on the court for that.

But despite that, things went well, really well. My main focus is doing well in the semifinals more than this match. But again, I wanted to win, so, yeah." On his physical condition after an almost three-hour match, Tsitsipas, who will be back on court on Saturday for a place in the final, said: "It's okay.

My body feels well currently. I don't feel pain anywhere. I feel fresh, honestly. After having a long, difficult match like this, I feel like I can go out and play tomorrow the same way. So I don't have any problem with that."
 

aldeayeah

Hall of Fame
I mean, it was a mostly dead rubber to Tsitsipas. Of course he wouldn't put in unneeded extra effort that could hurt his chances in the later rounds.

However, he should listen to wise man Daniil's teachings and learn to shut the f*** up. Guy's a walking PR disaster.
 

Musterrific

Rookie
I mean, it was a mostly dead rubber to Tsitsipas. Of course he wouldn't put in unneeded extra effort that could hurt his chances in the later rounds.

However, he should listen to wise man Daniil's teachings and learn to shut the f*** up. Guy's a walking PR disaster.
Why, because he doesn't parrot the same generic, canned stock responses to media questions?
 

aldeayeah

Hall of Fame
Exactly. Unless you're far more canny than any current tennis pro I'm aware of, media questions are a trap.

Most people couldn't care less for your level of play of your work ethic, but they'll happily join the lynch mob when you inevitably put your foot in your mouth.
 
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