2020 Roland Garros SF: [5]Stefanos 'The Philosopher' Tsitsipas vs [1]Novak 'The Tournament Director' Djokovic

Who makes the final


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upchuck

Professional
Will Novak be too depleted and tired on Sunday? I hope not..
This isnt the first time Djokovic has had a competitive five set match heading into a slam final. He doesnt look tired and this match I dont think has been as physically taxing as some other five set matches he's played in his career.
 

TheNachoMan

Hall of Fame
This isnt the first time Djokovic has had a competitive five set match heading into a slam final. He doesnt look tired and this match I dont think has been as physically taxing as some other five set matches he's played in his career.
He isn’t getting any younger. AO 2012 was a physical battle
 

Krish872007

G.O.A.T.
thnx, knew I must be forgetting some recent ones.

Was wondering whether there's any clear pattern that the guys playing five-setters are at a disadvantage. But there doesn't seem to be much in it. Several examples of both scenarios.
Yep not really
Will try and recall few more examples - generally not a serious disadvantage unless the match was held over to the next day or something.
 

clout

Hall of Fame
This also shows you how tough it is to play the big 3 at a slam. Sissy fought tooth and nail to tie the match and was up 1-0 in the fifth then in a blink of eye, the match is over
 

MugOpponent

Hall of Fame
Good hold and win for Djokovic. Tsitsipas way too aggressive on the point with the advantage, he didn't need to go for the line. His game is raw but so much potential.
 

D.Nalby12

Legend
What did Sisi achieve pushing this to fifth? Of he had nothing left in tank he better should have allowed Novak to seal this in fourth set. Anyway let's hope Djoko will be at his best physically in Final.
 

Stanzad

Rookie
Absolutely brutal this final set. This is the bonus after making your opponent run around the court like it was a marathon.
 

BlueB

Legend
Hats off to Tsitsi! Unbelievable effort to make it a 5 setter.
Otoh, unnecessary court time for Nole. Can't afford those brain facts with Nadal. Still well done. Idemo!!!!
 

USO

Hall of Fame
The only reason why Djokovic won at the end is because Tsitsipas was completely exhausted. He was barely moving. Djokovic has not been impressive at all in the last 2 matches, The King of Clay will have no problem in the final. :cool:
 

-NN-

G.O.A.T.
thnx, knew I must be forgetting some recent ones.

Was wondering whether there's any clear pattern that the guys playing five-setters are at a disadvantage. But there doesn't seem to be much in it. Several examples of both scenarios.

Nice bit of intuitive investigation and definitely interesting.

Who you got for the final?
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
This isnt the first time Djokovic has had a competitive five set match heading into a slam final. He doesnt look tired and this match I dont think has been as physically taxing as some other five set matches he's played in his career.
He is 33 though.
 
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