2019 Cincinnati SF - [1] Novak Djokovic vs [9] Daniil Medvedev

Who wins?


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Zara

Legend
Chance for a double Golden Masters. He won’t have a better chance ever to get it again.
Well, he ran into a red hot Medvedev. Plus, Nole is still reeling from Wimbledon I'd think. I am sure he'll get another chance to get the double golden Masters. Never say never.

I just enjoyed the match. Really good match.
 

TheAssassin

Legend
Medvedev winning me over for sure. Major congratulations to him.

When it comes to Novak, good enough preparation for New York I think. Let the Project La decimoseptima begin...
 

Hamnavoe

Hall of Fame
Well that was a cracking match.

(y) for Daniil. Super stuff from 3-3 in the second onwards. Looking forward to a big tournament final where there's two guys I really like tomorrow.

Huge second serves on Tennis Elbow are the thing to do.
 

Zara

Legend
What happened in Montreal though against Nadal? He was so plain and simple in that match. Seemed a lot more pumped up here.
 

mightyrick

Legend
Here we go, a young player plays well and he’s called the future world number 1. Medvedev to win the CYGS in 2020 ?
It's much more than that. If you don't see a difference between Medvedev and Aliassime/Shapovalov/Zverev/Tsitsipas, then you aren't looking close enough.
 

Tiki-Taka

Hall of Fame
Fun match. This can help Medvedev's career so much. What a performance, well deserved winner and I hope he beats Goffin.

Djokovic remains the man to beat though. I bet he will play excellent tennis at the US Open, where he will be much more difficult to stop...
 
Superb clutchbotting, excellent kyrgioslike serving with a hundred times better return and ground game. Both won 85 points. Djoko wasn't bad at all but had a mild blip and Med used it perfectly, very very impressive I am in awe.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
WOW,, Medvedev girlfriend is super HOT. if you just remove that mole on left lip....... she would be perfection ?
yea but this guy is just very inconsistent. he is another Zeverev. he can do it in 3 set matches but in 5 setter at a Slam, he can't put together 7 matches in a row
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
I knew it! Just knew winning Cinci again this year was too good to come true. What gets me is how can Medvedev lose in straight sets to Kyrgios a couple of weeks ago, play like garbage against Nadal last weekend winning only a few games and then play absolutely lights out against Djokovic?! :rolleyes:The only thing I can ascribe it to is a matchup issue so Novak and his team really need to start working on some different tactics as Medvedev is one of those players he'll be coming up against many more times in future. Man, talk about frustrating.
 
I very much hope Med recovers, will be a travesty to lose to Goff. That was his only tough match so he should be able to have some energy left. David won't be too difficult if Dani plays like that.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
I knew it! Just knew winning Cinci again this year was too good to come true. What gets me is how can Medvedev lose in straight sets to Kyrgios a couple of weeks ago, play like garbage against Nadal last weekend winning only a few games and then play absolutely lights out against Djokovic?! :rolleyes:The only thing I can ascribe it to is a matchup issue so Novak and his team really need to start working on some different tactics as Medvedev is one of those players he'll be coming up against many more times in future. Man, talk about frustrating.

and get some food and you'll be dancing :)
 
I knew it! Just knew winning Cinci again this year was too good to come true. What gets me is how can Medvedev lose in straight sets to Kyrgios a couple of weeks ago, play like garbage against Nadal last weekend winning only a few games and then play absolutely lights out against Djokovic?! :rolleyes:The only thing I can ascribe it to is a matchup issue so Novak and his team really need to start working on some different tactics as Medvedev is one of those players he'll be playing many more times in future. Man, talk about frustrating.
Do not lump the kyrg and nad losses together ok? Nick served super well like Med himself today and Med choked those tiebreaks, happens against peak servebots. Nad was a collapse for sure, but his slice was a big part of it. Djokovic just doesn't have an epic slice, he prefers rhythm like Med himself so they play into each other's hands. Djok was the better player overall today but meds was super clutch and served in the zone, respect.
 

Goret

Rookie
Chance for a double Golden Masters. He won’t have a better chance ever to get it again.
If he stays healthy, his chances in the next 1-2 years would be quite similar to this year...

So the "clown" that Rafa beat to win his hollow Masters title last week just beat Djokovic...

This is gonna be entertaining now
Match-up...

Nadal is a tough match-up vs. most players, and especially the younger generation - who haven't met him often, and haven't built a game to counter his very specific game. For Djokovic (outside clay) and Federer (outside clay, and in these later years) it's not a tough match-up anymore.

On the other side, Federer can have an off-day against anyone in the current generation, and so does Djokovic. Especially in M1000s and lesser tournaments...
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
wut? Completely average Russian girl
Go to any yokel Russian town and find 10 of her in the local bar
She is super hot. but she is very consiantous about that mole on the left lip. she tries to hide it at every turn. It can be removed by good plastic surgeon without leaving a scar. I am sure Danill can afford it now. That mole is pretty big....

 

MeatTornado

Legend
If he stays healthy, his chances in the next 1-2 years would be quite similar to this year...
But he's not wrong though. He'll have more chances to win it, but it's hard to envision a better path than Medvedev/Goffin in Cincinnati. That's as good as it gets.
 

hipolymer

Hall of Fame
She is super hot. but she is very consiantous about that mole on the left lip. she tries to hide it at every turn. It can be removed by good plastic surgeon without leaving a scar. I am sure Danill can afford it now. That mole is pretty big....

Cakeup + potato-famine-body

wut
 

MugOpponent

Hall of Fame
Nadal should've played Cincinnati, now in hindsight he would've had an easy path and an easy finalist to beat up on.
With the draw they were giving him it made absolutely no sense to take it off. I just don't buy the rest angle. There are days off between matches at the USO and first two or three matches should be stress free.
 

RunDatGame

Semi-Pro
I have never seen this "I don't give a f... tactics" against Nole, serving two first serves for 2 sets. It was interesting to watch that for the first time.
Anyway congrats Medvedev, no one tried that for all this years and it was a perfect tactics today when your serve is clicking like that.
Gl in finals, hope you take it.
Nole, you were good, no need to analyze it to much. That was wierd :)
 
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