2019 WTF RR: (3.) Swiss Maestro vs. (5.) Thieminator

Who will win this match?


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NoleFam

Bionic Poster
Sweat pouring down his freshly shaved head, Novak Djokovic looks resolute and focused. The Austrian has used his thunderous groundstrokes today to unbalance the Serbian.

Going up to the line, Novak Djokovic bounces the ball 40-50 times, staring down the barrel of 40-AD. Djokovic grunts as he releases a powerful serve, but it clips the tape and falls out.

Djokovic goes big on the second serve, but the Austrian replies with a sumptuous, thunderous shot that makes the Serb's knees buckle as the ball whizzes past him.

The crowd lets out a long held in cheer. He's done it! Thiem has broken the Djokovic serve.

Thiem holds, but loses the next game.

Djokovic 6-0 6-2.

Lol. It's gonna be tougher than that though.
 

Martin J

Hall of Fame
Thiem has done a great job with the depth of his groundies, Fed doesn't really have much space to work with. Though I think his tactics isn't the smartest, he has to employ the slice more often and try to elicit short replies.
 
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Deleted member 762343

Guest
Tsitsipas? After what happened in Paris?

Yes, because his poor form in Paris doesn’t mean he can’t be in great form in London. If he plays well, he can trouble or beat Djokovic even though Djokovic will be the clear favourite. He beat him in Toronto last year and in Shanghai this year.
 

MeatTornado

Talk Tennis Guru
Yes, because his poor form in Paris doesn’t mean he can’t be in great form in London. If he plays well, he can trouble or beat Djokovic even though Djokovic will be the clear favourite.
Sure. But in that case you should be worried about everyone in this field.
 

Federer and Del Potro

Bionic Poster
Tiny Tim looking to Finnish Fred

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MeatTornado

Talk Tennis Guru
I just can't believe how much better Thiem's playing in these conditions. Roger looks absolutely overwhelmed.

He's being suffocated in the same way he normally does to his opponents.
 
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Deleted member 762343

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Sure. But in that case you should be worried about everyone in this field.

Meh, Thiem and Zverev don’t really worry me (which is weird because Zverev beat him last year). I don’t think Thiem is good enough to take him down on fast hard court and Zverev is too inconsistent so I doubt he will be able to replicate his last year’s form (he wasn’t even that great before the final and lost his first match against Djokovic).
 

MeatTornado

Talk Tennis Guru
He didn't win, so a disappointment of a year.
I know he didn't. That's why I said "if you changed just one point."

I was trying to show that on the whole, it's actually been a pretty good year. And you'd look at the other 10 months much better if there was a golden pineapple to take your attention. A slam final, a RG SF, a Masters 1000 and three 500s at age 38 is pretty damn good.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Timmy owns Roger now. 3 wins in a row.

Now we'll never hear the end from Nadal fans on how tough competition he is.
 
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