Yeah. This is the same thiem that beat Novak yesterday...Novak wouldnt have won a set but Thiem who got blown out in the 3 previous matches could? This is what I find hilarious. A dead tired Novak in Rome could win a set but not if they met here? Get real.
When Thiem won that 2nd set in such a mind-blowing way, Nadal just arched an eyebrow, grabbed his lunchbox and went to work lol. Completely unphased.Can we all just be real and take a moment to appreciate how epic it is that Nadal is still out there doing this at 33?
Yeah, I agree again with most of this. My main point is that Nadal can't play his B game and expect to win off clay majors anymore. Whether that means cumulative depletion or a Fed/Djokovic loss I don't know, but Nadal can't play average for a whole GS anymore and win it.He still made the final of Ao 2019 without dropping a set though. Thiem and Khachanov couldn’t even beat a depleted Ned at USO so that actually makes me think even less of the tour citing those matches. Delpo lucked into that virtual walkover and still got destroyed by Egg.
Plus, clay is all Ned is going to need to tie and pass Fred it looks like anyway.
It’s not about being tired. Nadal eats up those guys with one handed backhands on this surface. He wears them out.When Rome happened - it was clear only Djokovic could pull upset. Otherwise it was always NID 12th RG for Nadal.
Thiem could have performed better if hadn't been so tired but I just don't think he is mentally tough enough to win at biggest stages.
It’s actually projected to be quite the opposite this year.He's not wrong about the conditions though. Wimbledon was unnaturally baked last year. It was heaven for Nadal in a way Wimbledon has probably never been. As much as I hope we get another heatwave like that I'm not counting on it. come through, global warming.
Yea 7-5 in the 5th set. Nadal hasn't straight setted Djokovic at RG since 2008, and that was the last time he did in any Slam. What you're saying is nonsense. End of story.Yeah. This is the same thiem that beat Novak yesterday...
And Novak’s older so it’d be harder for him to recover overnight. Your statement is as unproveable as mine. Get real.
It’s actually projected to be quite the opposite this year.