2021 Paris Open F: Djokovic vs Medvedev

2021 Paris Open Champion?


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Lozo1016

Semi-Pro
IDK if this has been mentioned already, but this is the first time Novak has been an underdog on hardcourt since the 2018 Cincinnati Final where he beat Fed 6-4, 6-4.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
All those people who are talking about decline of Novak are being proven wrong here.
Med is playing his BEST but can barely hang with Novak.

In a best of 5, it's even HARDER to beat Novak. I wouldn't be surprised if Novak wins another 3 slams this year. Other than F.O - he should be the favorite everywhere with AO/Wimbledon - a 100% certainty almost.
 
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bjsnider

Hall of Fame
S&V against Medvedev's first serve return is a good plan, but most of the players can't execute it properly, because they can't get in fast enough, and even if they did, they'd turf the volley.

I also think Medvedev would alter his return position without losing any effectiveness. His deep positioning is just psychological.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
All those people who are talking about decline of Novak are being proven wrong here.
Peak stretches decline the least compared to average level and consistency. Djokovic used to play at this level every week now it's like 5 matches a year.
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
I'm surprised Medvedev lost a set, given his confidence on this surface. If Djokovic can extend the match another hour Med might start to miss.
 
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