Flatter hitters give him trouble at the best of times. This is not the best of times, and he doesn't want to be getting into long rallies with him. Usually he goes to the dropper, today he's going for this probably because he's clearly nervous as hell and his droppers would probably all end up in the net.Novak going old school? Tons of net play.
Novak might live to regret losing that set being up 0-40. What a choker.Med might live to regret the opportunities in that service game by Novak. Med made UFEs and wasn't able to pass Novak at the net.
Even though Novak served like HOT GARBAGE in that service game, he wasn't broken.
People want to see history. Up to this point, Novak losing would have been historic. Now him winning would be. They also don't like Medvedev very much. Also, the crowd at the Semis and the Finals is very different than the crowd in the first week.I’ve never seen a more pro Novak crowd than this
It's his default game. He's used the net a fair bit already and I expect he'll do it more as the match goes on if he keeps getting the short end of the stick.Agree, totally different. Medvedev is a 6-foot-6 Gilles Simon with a 128-130mph serve and better movement.
I'm not sure why Djokovic is trying to out-rally Medvedev. That is a totally wrong approach. Very poor strategy.