2020 Australian open final :- [5] Dominic Thiem v/s [2] Novak Djokovic

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powerangle

Legend
Don't know how Novak pulled it off yet again. In the end, I guess I preferred this hard-fought mental win instead of a blowout. Congrats to Novak: a record-extending 8th AO, his 17th slam title, and welcome back to #1!

Feel sorry for Dom though...this run proved he's not a fluke on this surface and I can see him winning both HC and clay majors in the future. A champion in the making!

An enjoyable tournament overall. :)
 

D.Nalby12

Legend
When you're facing Novak Djokovic in Slam final, choking is not an option. He has won (last) two Slams finals that he should have lost thanks to his legendary mental strength. When you've to beat Djokovic in big match, outplaying him is not enough. You've to outclutch his too. Thiem got this lesson toady. Slight drop in level for 10-15 minutes cost him a title that should have been his. He has got all tools for to ne a Slam winner but without fixing his head he is not winning anything big (at least till big 3 are playing).
 

AceSalvo

Legend
I want to feel bad for Thiem, but he never did anything to earn this match.

The 2 sets he won were when Novak was legit awful and he just kept pushing the ball back in play. Once Novak upped his game even a little, he ran away with it.
Thiem deserved to lose through and through. Nothing in his shots in sets 4 and 5.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a champion...what a warrior. That was some performance.

I have always believed in Thiem's talent and said this guy was the real deal when lots of people on here said he wasn't. He has nothing to be ashamed of because he gave everything he had and forced Djokovic to earn this. He played his heart out tonight and will be a Slam champion very soon. There is no doubt about that.
 

Krish0608

Hall of Fame
The secret to winning against Novak is : win the damn first set. Start strong. The only thing Thiem didn’t do today was that. You can’t start tentatively in a GS final esp against Novak.
 

K-H

Hall of Fame
Thiem is 26. When is he supposed to fonally win a slam against a guy 6 years older?
Lol hes just not good enough. It's not his fault Djokovic is better. Age doesn't matter if your still playing well which is what Novak is doing.
It’s just not fun tennis to watch. “Keep ball in play and wait for error”
I agree it's not fun. But that's not thiems fault is it. Hes trying to make something happen in such a slow court but how can we expect him to beat Djokovic playing well at AO. Nadal and fed can't do it, no way can thiem
 

Fed881981

Hall of Fame
Wawarinka was and remains the toughest opponent of Djokovic. Thiem is tough too, but Djokovic believes against him. Djokovic doesn’t have the same belief against Wawrinka.
 

Zetty

Professional
Gotta give Thiem this, he's not ***** made, no tears in his eyes. Would lead me to believe this hasn't broken him.
 
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KINGROGER

G.O.A.T.
will this guy be GOAT by winning more of these lucky slams by default because the other guy misses? (Thiem on about 50 routine FHs, Fed in double MP)

no chance. He could make it to 25 and jt
Lol hes just not good enough. It's not his fault Djokovic is better. Age doesn't matter if your still playing well which is what Novak is doing.

I agree it's not fun. But that's not thiems fault is it. Hes trying to make something happen in such a slow court but how can we expect him to beat Djokovic playing well at AO. Nadal and fed can't do it, no way can thiem
he wasn’t playing well though.... push the ball back in play is not good tennis. Thiem would’ve won this if he rallied with Djokovic instead of bulldozing every single ball like an idiot.
 
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