2021 Medvedev vs 2023 Djokovic at US Open

2021 Medvedev vs 2023 Djokovic at US Open

  • Medvedev in 3

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Medvedev in 4

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Medvedev in 5

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Too close to call

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Djokovic in 5

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Djokovic in 4

    Votes: 5 45.5%
  • Djokovic in 3

    Votes: 1 9.1%

  • Total voters
    11
In the 2021 US Open final, Medvedev denied Djokovic a chance at achieving the CYGS, and 2 years later, Djokovic avenged his loss by defeating Medvedev in the US Open final.
In both of those finals, the runner-up was only able to win 12 games against the champion.
In the 2021 US Open final, Djokovic was visibly under a lot of pressure which, according to many tennis fans, held him back from bringing out his best level, whereas in 2023, he didn't have this kind of pressure, because obviously, after his Wimbledon loss to Alcaraz, he knew that a chance at CYGS was over anyway.

So who wins this hypothetical US Open final match, Djokovic from 2023 or Medvedev from 2021?
 
Med was good in 2021, but not as good as the peak Djokovic he got in the 2023 final.
:-D:-D lol Djokovic was absolutely nowhere near his "peak".
His 2011 & 2015 counterparts >>>>> 2023 form.
If this were really peak Djokovic, he would've almost triple-bagelled Medvedev in the final
 

RS

Bionic Poster
In the 2021 US Open final, Medvedev denied Djokovic a chance at achieving the CYGS, and 2 years later, Djokovic avenged his loss by defeating Medvedev in the US Open final.
In both of those finals, the runner-up was only able to win 12 games against the champion.
In the 2021 US Open final, Djokovic was visibly under a lot of pressure which, according to many tennis fans, held him back from bringing out his best level, whereas in 2023, he didn't have this kind of pressure, because obviously, after his Wimbledon loss to Alcaraz, he knew that a chance at CYGS was over anyway.

So who wins this hypothetical US Open final match, Djokovic from 2023 or Medvedev from 2021?
Roddick USO 03 vs Djokovic USO 15 20 match series?
 

Kralingen

Talk Tennis Guru
It’s hard to say. I think 2021 Med was at least good enough to steal the 2nd set, and Djokovic was looking very gassed… unsure what he had left in the tank if the match was longer and Med’s serve was better so he’d be able to put more pressure on Novak’s return games.

I’d also note though, Med himself cramped up and was quite lucky to get away with the 3rd set in 2021, and his 5 set record is atrocious. He got outlasted by Thiago Seyboth Wild and Zombiedal in Melbourne. So maybe point is moot.

Either way, Djokovic is a much better player, and for that reason, I choose him if he is reasonably focused and physically prepared, as he was in 2023. I will say it could still go either way.
 
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