2021 Paris Open F: Djokovic vs Medvedev

2021 Paris Open Champion?


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Krish872007

G.O.A.T.
This is top-drawer baseline tennis

Where was all of this at the US Open? What's the point in showing it in Paris lol
BP for Novak
 
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yokied

Hall of Fame
Daniil finally opening up the tactics and going back in behind Novak, playing DTL a lot more.

I had Novak winning a third but jeez it's tight. Even with Novak a break up, this match is going to be very close now.
 

Kralingen

Legend
This is top-drawer baseline tennis

Where was all of this at the US Open? What's the point in showing it in Paris lol
BP for Novak
For one it’s indoors so cleaner conditions, both prefer these conditions to a hot outdoor one.

For two, Djokovic didn’t show anywhere near this level of explosive movement or attitude in New York
 

guga_fan

Semi-Pro
It is incredible that after so many gladiator matches against Nadal and Murray with plenty of 40-shot rallies Djokovic still has it in him to slug it out against Med in so many points at this stage of his career. I would not have as much patience.
 

Mivic

Semi-Pro
A couple of slice and one big shot is enough. When/if Federer would take BPs like that his opponents would be showered in derision as most deplorable weak mugs. When it's Djokovic it's mythical BOATness taking hold. You are disgusting, whether you have the heart to consider it or not.
Djokovic being 35 is the difference.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic junkballing and S&V'ing his way to a break. Med no idea how to play anyone who isn't a baseline bot.
Novak always seemed like he was probably his best match-up of the Big 4 for Med. Fed, Rafa and even Muzz all throw more variety at you. Novak has to go more out of his comfort zone to get that done.
 

Krish872007

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic has locked in.
Medvedev is in that sort of panic mode that he showed in Australia - he knows he needs to go for a lot on his shots and is just missing
 

guga_fan

Semi-Pro
This is one of the best matches this year for me... Certainly the best match Djokovic played in 2021...
He played better against Nadal at Roland Garros. His number of UEs while keeping a pretty aggressive game at the time was just staggering.

This is one of his best hard-court matches this year, though.
 
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