2020 Australian Open QF :- [1] Rafa Nadal vs [5] Domi Thiem

Match Result prediction poll


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Clay lover

Legend
Now I understand what's wrong with the next gen. Nadal and Fed with their declined mental toughness may choke in the short term in the form of losing points or sets, but in the long run always manage to be outchoked by the next gen at match-deciding moments. So it's not a matter of who outlasts whom, but rather who chokes less.
 

StrongRule

Talk Tennis Guru
Well, at least Nadal is not as pathetic as he was in the second set. Still too far from his best. Pretty sure Thiem wins the tie break now.
 

jimjam

Professional
Thiem should still be the strong favorite here. He's been the better player and he has 2 chances to win it. Tie-break and 5th set.

The missed opportunity will start fading soon.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Now I understand what's wrong with the next gen. Nadal and Fed with their declined mental toughness may choke in the short term in the form of losing points or sets, but in the long run always manage to be outchoked by the next gen at match-deciding moments. So it's not a matter of who outlasts whom, but rather who chokes less.

One of the most accurate pieces of tennis analysis I've seen on this site, no trolling.
 

MeatTornado

Talk Tennis Guru
The thing is, Thiem isn’t young by tennis standards anymore, he’s 26. There’s no excuse for him not to be able to serve out matches repeatedly on the big stage.
And besides age he has so much experience under his belt by now. 2 slam finals, 4 semis and 6 quarters. 3 Masters finals and a YEC final.

It's time for everyone to stop cutting him slack.
 
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