2019 French Open QF - [1.] Novak Djokovic (Ultron) vs. [5.] Sascha Zverev (Zod)

Who will win this match?


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icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
Remember, Goffin's form would have defeated every other player on tour. ;)

lol sigh as usual status quo remains, i suppose the only somewhat shocking thing could be fed given he hasn't played but also not so much given the depth of competition on this surface and in general.
 

Alba Barragan

Professional
Well, this match was rather disappointing :oops: But I, for one, am optimistic. Z defended his QF points during his worst season to date and when we were all expecting him to lose in 2R :)
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic did just enough and gave just enough rope for zverev to hang himself. Well done. Now thiem is going to be a brutal test. Scary.
 

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G.O.A.T.
Djokovic did just enough and gave just enough rope for zverev to hang himself. Well done. Now thiem is going to be a brutal test. Scary.


Man I can't wait to watch that one. Who you got? I'm thinking Djokovic in 5. Yep, I reckon Thiem can give him hell and he'll be fresh, locked and loaded.
 

Rina

Hall of Fame
No. 5 in the world took 9 games off of number 1 in the world in a best of 5 sets. No. 7 in the world took 5 games off of no. 2 in the world. One of the old players(Wawrinka) currently what no 28? took more games off of no 3 Federer than both of these combined, 22. And someone thought that Zverev could actually beat Djokovic? Even some pundits?! You have to wonder why do these other tennis players even show up for the match.
 

Rina

Hall of Fame
Well, this match was rather disappointing :oops: But I, for one, am optimistic. Z defended his QF points during his worst season to date and when we were all expecting him to lose in 2R :)
What a terrible thing to be Zverev's fan. Pretty face and nothing else.
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
No. 5 in the world took 9 games off of number 1 in the world in a best of 5 sets. No. 7 in the world took 5 games off of no. 2 in the world. One of the old players(Wawrinka) currently what no 28? took more games off of no 3 Federer than both of these combined, 22. And someone thought that Zverev could actually beat Djokovic? Even some pundits?! You have to wonder why do these other tennis players even show up for the match.

Joker, nadal, and fed will play past 40 lol.
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
Man I can't wait to watch that one. Who you got? I'm thinking Djokovic in 5. Yep, I reckon Thiem can give him hell and he'll be fresh, locked and loaded.
Ditto. Heart says Djokovic. Brain says Thiem. Thiem has beaten him here too. Going with djokovic in 5 too! Super pumped. Fed has to give nadal a run or nadal will waltz to another title. This side prob will be dead in the final.
 

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G.O.A.T.
Ditto. Heart says Djokovic. Brain says Thiem. Thiem has beaten him here too. Going with djokovic in 5 too! Super pumped. Fed has to give nadal a run or nadal will waltz to another title. This side prob will be dead in the final.


I'd be surprised if Fed gets a set against Nadal.
 
Didn’t see the match due to work! However, delighted Novak won well in straight sets! He’s playing great and same goes for Thiem too! Should be 2 cracking semi finals!
 

TennisFan3

Talk Tennis Guru
novak is the only one going into semis not dropping a set, idk if its due to form, opponents or combo of both

Mainly because of form and the aura of the best player in the world.
Djokovic is also more stronger mentally than Nadal at this time. I mean he would not have lost a set to Goffin for Ex.
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
I'd be surprised if Fed gets a set against Nadal.
I have more faith but i can understand. Fed has a winning streak against him tho. If this makes sense fed needs to play a hard court game on clay against him to stand a chance. The BHDTL has got to hold up or you are right. 3 fairly breezy sets!
 

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G.O.A.T.
I have more faith but i can understand. Fed has a winning streak against him tho. If this makes sense fed needs to play a hard court game on clay against him to stand a chance. The BHDTL has got to hold up or you are right. 3 fairly breezy sets!

Yeh I believe that's gonna be a super key shot especially early on in exchanges if Fed wants a sliver of a shot.
 

Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

Talk Tennis Guru
Well, sometimes better than just relying on the names of the opponents.:giggle::giggle:
Names are everything. Screw form. :D
Truly better form would have resulted in him making a better name for himself. But the truth is that the guy is a one Slam wonder, because Nalby was generous unlike Fed, God bless his GOAT soul.

jk jk ;):p
It's so cute the way you guys circle jerk over a joke :whistle:
It was hilarious.
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NatF

Bionic Poster
Truly better form would have resulted in him making a better name for himself. But the truth is that the guy is a one Slam wonder, because Nalby was generous unlike Fed, God bless his GOAT soul.

jk jk ;):p

It was hilarious.
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A translation of the joke would be that the #nextgen is so bad even a Roddick could win a FO in the post Big 3 vacuum. Wasn't really bigging up Roddick at all.

But obviously you secure and well adjusted Djokovic fans had to be a little triggered by it.
 
No. 5 in the world took 9 games off of number 1 in the world in a best of 5 sets. No. 7 in the world took 5 games off of no. 2 in the world. One of the old players(Wawrinka) currently what no 28? took more games off of no 3 Federer than both of these combined, 22. And someone thought that Zverev could actually beat Djokovic? Even some pundits?! You have to wonder why do these other tennis players even show up for the match.

And #10 in the world took eight games off the #4.
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
Truly better form would have resulted in him making a better name for himself. But the truth is that the guy is a one Slam wonder, because Nalby was generous unlike Fed, God bless his GOAT soul.

jk jk ;):p

It was hilarious.
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Also roddick retired at a perfect time. He was not going to have success like federer against the young bucks. Good call on his part.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Where the heck was Lendl? I haven't noticed him at any of Sascha's matches recently but I was sure he'd make a re-appearance for the Slams??? o_O

Is there a perfectly innocent explanation for this or do we start drawing the obvious conclusions??:unsure:
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Looking back, anyone think Djokovic did not take Zverev seriously when he gave him a first serve when he didn't need to and went from going down 5-4 to 7-5 3-0 up?
 
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Deleted member 765152

Guest
Where the heck was Lendl? I haven't noticed him at any of Sascha's matches recently but I was sure he'd make a re-appearance for the Slams??? o_O

Is there a perfectly innocent explanation for this or do we start drawing the obvious conclusions??:unsure:
When you are 6'6" with long limbs and you repeatedly DF, not even Lendl can help you.
 

Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

Talk Tennis Guru
No one is handed 15 grand slam wins and over 250 weeks at #1.
Sarcasm.
A translation of the joke would be that the #nextgen is so bad even a Roddick could win a FO in the post Big 3 vacuum. Wasn't really bigging up Roddick at all.

But obviously you secure and well adjusted Djokovic fans had to be a little triggered by it.
Don't paint me pictures man. :rolleyes: I understood it. I didn't find it amusing. Because I think taking a p!ss at all youngsters' expense for years now at every single opportunity has become just a little bit monotonous now. Even with their lower recent standards. Roddick being part of the comparison was just the icing on the cake for me. Supporting Djokovic has nothing to do with that.

With majority of the forum being on this downright pathetic ABZ bandwagon for over a year now (and he is not even half the player Roddick is yet), you shouldn't be calling me out on insecurity. :D I hope your totally secure soul will manage to forgive me for not always playing along. If not, well that's too bad. I won't be the one annoyed by any results of the upcoming Career Inflation Era thing in the long term so whatever...
 

Rina

Hall of Fame
Looking back, anyone think Djokovic did not take Zverev seriously when he gave him a first serve when he didn't need to and went from going down 5-4 to 7-5 3-0 up?
Yes, I wonder if Nole lost Rome on purpose too. To lull the bull. Only time will tell what happens next in RG. I would love for Nadal to lose to Fed. Nadal is a shadow of his former self.
 

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G.O.A.T.
Yes, I wonder if Nole lost Rome on purpose too. To lull the bull. Only time will tell what happens next in RG. I would love for Nadal to lose to Fed. Nadal is a shadow of his former self.

When it comes to clay even Nadal's shadow can get it done.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Don't paint me pictures man. :rolleyes: I understood it. I didn't find it amusing. Because I think taking a p!ss at all youngsters' expense for years now at every single opportunity has become just a little bit monotonous now. Even with their lower recent standards. Roddick being part of the comparison was just the icing on the cake for me. Supporting Djokovic has nothing to do with that.

With majority of the forum being on this downright pathetic ABZ bandwagon for over a year now (and he is not even half the player Roddick is yet), you shouldn't be calling me out on insecurity. :D I hope your totally secure soul will manage to forgive me for not always playing along. If not, well that's too bad. I won't be the one annoyed by any results of the upcoming Career Inflation Era thing in the long term so whatever...

You took a joke (funny or not) and decided to run with it like it was a serious comment, throwing in nice little pops about Fedfans and "their eye tests" along the way. But yeah, keep preaching like you don't have a chip on your shoulder man.

And yes ABZ is probably played out by now but just like you feel with Roddick, Z just comes across as really unlikable...
 
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