2019 US Open 4R: (1.) Ultron vs. (23.) Stanimal

Who will win this match?


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Enceladus

Hall of Fame


ATP H2H: 19-5 for Ultron
GS H2H: 4-3 for Ultron

First mutual match since 2016 US Open final (Stanimal won in four sets :().
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
I'm guessing Wawrinka in 4. Djokovic still doesn't look 100% to me and Wawrinka's sledgehammer groundstrokes are the last thing you want to see if you're suffering with a sore shoulder.
 

TennisFan3

Legend
Thread is Incorrect. Title is wrong.

This is NOT Stanimal. That was 3 years ago. This is Stan the Fat man.

As for the match, Stan won't come close to winning a set. A scoreline like today, with some bakery products thrown in.
 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
I think this match will be a DAMP squib. Stan is no longer what he used to be.
A lot of people are living in the past.
You may be right (hold on, let me look up squib). I haven't seen Stan play yet this USO. He does seem to be able to rise to the occasion, so I'm hoping for something non-squibbish.
 

TennisFan3

Legend
You may be right (hold on, let me look up squib). I haven't seen Stan plan. He does seem to be able to rise to the occasion, so I'm still hoping for something non-squibbish.
"A 'damp squib' is something that fails ignominiously to satisfy expectations; an anti-climax, a disappointment. "
 

TennisFan3

Legend
Stan will win 12 games or less, he’s going to get steamrolled. He struggled today against a 37 year old journeyman. He is a shadow of what he was at his best.
Excellent post. That's exactly what I've been saying. People want to play up Novak's opponents and his injury. While the Serbian is destroying guys in straights.
 

Mike Sams

Legend
Thread is Incorrect. Title is wrong.

This is NOT Stanimal. That was 3 years ago. This is Stan the Fat man.

As for the match, Stan won't come close to winning a set. A scoreline like today, with some bakery products thrown in.
Nope. If Djokovic is gonna win, its gonna take him 5 very tough sets to do it. Stan is going to up his level for this match.
 

Midaso240

Hall of Fame
Really depends on how Djokovic's shoulder is,but based on what I've seen so far,Djokovic should win. Wawrinka is not at the level he was 3 years ago when he won the title. Hope Stan the man redlines for this match though,would be cool to see...
 
Wawrinka is always a dangerous match up for Novak! However, provided novaks shoulder is fine, DJ should win this! Djoko is in great form in slams for a while now, plus Stan hasn’t been great for a few years. Novak in 4!
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic in 5. Federer should learn from Wawa how to play v Djoko. Fed shouldn't overthink and be confused. Just play simple, instinctive tennis like Wawrinka does v Djoko. Wawrinka tries to out-muscle, hitting from one corner to the other as hard as he can. That's the only way to beat Djoko. If you are on, you win. If you make too many mistakes, you'll lose. Simple as that.
 

Street

New User
I'm guessing Wawrinka in 4. Djokovic still doesn't look 100% to me and Wawrinka's sledgehammer groundstrokes are the last thing you want to see if you're suffering with a sore shoulder.
I have never seen you predict a Djokovic win no matter how good or bad he's playing. Why are you so pessimistic about his chances? I do hope you're not a betting man (or woman).
 

gn

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic in 3 (or 4). Good to see Stan getting to this stage again in Majors. Hopefully, he gets more ranking points and avoids Bigger players in earlier rounds.
 

paolo2143

Rookie
I expect nothing less than a real battle and as orhers have alluded to if Stan just finds one of those days where he is really on, Novak will have to be really on his game. I am going for Novak in 4 tough sets
 

mightyjeditribble

Hall of Fame
I expect a relatively straightforward win for Djokovic. Of course, Stan has a record of turning it on in GS, but outside of clay he hasn't been to R4 of a slam (until now) since his 2017 AO SF.

I suppose that *if* Djokovic truly has an issue with his shoulder, and *if* Stan can turn on the Stanimal and make the match physical, he could have a chance.

That's too many "if"s for me. Djoker in 3 or 4.
 

yokied

Professional
Novak gon get shunted by some Swiss diesel power. Maybe it's this round, maybe a later round, but it's happening. It looks cute when you're in front of it, until it starts moving...



 

Rina

Professional
Stan looks like a fat mouse, and Djokovic like a skinny mouse! I don't mean it in a mean way... just noticed their faces look bit mousy!
 

merwy

Legend
Stan looks like a fat mouse, and Djokovic like a skinny mouse! I don't mean it in a mean way... just noticed their faces look bit mousy!
Thread is Incorrect. Title is wrong.

This is NOT Stanimal. That was 3 years ago. This is Stan the Fat man.

As for the match, Stan won't come close to winning a set. A scoreline like today, with some bakery products thrown in.
The guy is absolutely ripped. Visit his Instagram page to see how “fat” he is right now
 
I'm not picking Stanimal, but I could see it possibly happening. No, he's not playing like he was during the period he won three Slams, but he was SO much experience and, unlike nearly every other player out there, he's beat the top guys to win Slams. He won't be intimidated or overwhelmed. That said, he very well might lose regardless. Looking forward to it.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
lol no way. Wawrinka plays offensive tennis and crowds never root for Djokovic. It'll be hugely pro-wawrinka.
Crowds root for Djokovic in Davis Cup and in regular tournaments when he plays an unknown player. Anyone who thinks NY crowds are rooting for Djoker over Stan must have missed their previous encounters in America. Djokovic is not popular in the States and especially unloved in New York. Crowd will be 85% for Stanimal, at least. Djokovic has the type of personality NYers cringe over.
 

Tenacity

Semi-Pro
Crowds root for Djokovic in Davis Cup and in regular tournaments when he plays an unknown player. Anyone who thinks NY crowds are rooting for Djoker over Stan must have missed their previous encounters in America. Djokovic is not popular in the States and especially unloved in New York. Crowd will be 85% for Stanimal, at least. Djokovic has the type of personality NYers cringe over.
Good. NY crowd is one of the worst tennis related crowds and we all know that it only helps Djokovic. Straight set win for Novak.
 

merwy

Legend
In fairness, Stan (for whatever reason) looks "fat" in his tennis attire. But you're right, he's a beast without his shirt, I just perused his Instagram... DAMN. Thanks for mentioning that link. For all you people saying he's "fat," you need to see his Instagram.
Well I guess, but I can't be the only one who thinks it's a bit lame to call someone fat just because he looks bulky in clothes while in reality he has one of the best bodies on that ATP tour
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Thread is Incorrect. Title is wrong.

This is NOT Stanimal. That was 3 years ago. This is Stan the Fat man.

As for the match, Stan won't come close to winning a set. A scoreline like today, with some bakery products thrown in.
Not sure if you just really don't like Stan or what your deal is. Couple things about your poast, sir.

1. Stan is not fat. He might not be at his Stanimal level from a few years ago, circa 2014-2016, but that doesn't mean he is fat... :rolleyes:
2. If you honestly think Stan is going to go out in straight sets without a single set being competitive and going 7-6, or 7-5, then you have completely lost your mind...

I can't wait to quote this poast after the match.

Make no mistake, I'm not expecting Stan to win the match, but this one won't be "a cakewalk" for Novak, as you seem to suggest it will be.
 

swordtennis

Legend
Bit of a 2016 vibe. Djokovic busted up after another epic run. Form is not that great. Stan getting into form. No surprise if stan wins this. Rooting for djokovic. Head says stan. Djokovic has got to play aggressive and make stan move up and play the middle of the court! If not stan is going to unload!
 

metrakanz

New User
Djokovic has looked really solid other than the shoulder issue. Stan will do some damage but I think the world #1 will take this one. Expecting at least 4 sets.
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic in 5. Federer should learn from Wawa how to play v Djoko. Fed shouldn't overthink and be confused. Just play simple, instinctive tennis like Wawrinka does v Djoko. Wawrinka tries to out-muscle, hitting from one corner to the other as hard as he can. That's the only way to beat Djoko. If you are on, you win. If you make too many mistakes, you'll lose. Simple as that.
uh no...

Wawrinka plays consistent and heavy vs Djokovic, which tires him out, going for shots when there's an opening.

but he's meeting Djokovic much earlier in the tournament than 3 yrs ago so that strategy won't be as effective, plus Wawrinka is not moving as well.
 
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