As long as he's fully awake and firing at RG to hammer Dull all will be good.Djokovic was spent, tired emotionally and physically. I'm not making excuses for him but that's what I've observed throughout this tournament. He's clearly the best player in the world so unless he declines rapidly I see him as favourite for all the slams next year.
Medvedev dropped 1 set, he's looked calm and composed throughout.
Djokovic’s loss today had no effect at all on my Wimbledon 19 final deception.Yes yes yes ..
I just got up. Its 6 am here at india. 5 mins back i had a bad dream that novak Djokovic won with score of 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 which felt ttoo too real.
But hey that was dream. Amd when i woke up and opened the score cant beleive it finally happened.
Danil Medvedev had done the unthinkable.
He saved mens tennis.
And poetic justice exists. This felt so so right after w19
I wouldn't care. The NY crowd has always been a loud, obnoxious, disrespectful, fickle group of fans. They shout out while players are serving; they cheer faults; they change loyalty on a dime; they ignore the chair's pleas to remain quiet during points, they boo during trophy ceremonies...What if they did this to Federer, every year from 2007 till today?
I'm curious to see what you think of Med's future. I'm just always reminded of Pete-Safin match, where Safin blew Pete over in straight sets.Doubt it, his game is just not as brutal as Thiem's is. Also this slam is far more impressive than winning/not losing a double-faulting choke contest, it's a bigger title to build up confidence on.
Never though much of Med if I'm honest but dude's near unbeatable on HC lately except against one guy (whom he beat today) so hats off to him. Didn't expect him to play this well in a slam final, he was serving like a demon in the opening set.
Novak will definitely win more slams. But now the next gen will be more confident.I feel certain that Djokovic will win more slams - just not sure how many because I do think the younger players are getting more confident and more able to win. I also think if Rafa regains his health he could win more slams with the same caveat. I do think Federer will never win again though.
I'm curious to see what you think of Med's future. I'm just always reminded of Pete-Safin match, where Safin blew Pete over in straight sets.
But then Safin underachieved massively. You think that will be true of Med as well?
I’m pretty sure you accidentally mixed up their double faults. Med had far more double faults. Otherwise, good stuff.Some quick stats:
Aces: Medvedev, 16; Djokovic, 6
Double faults: Medvedev, 3; Djokovic, 9
First serve percent: Medvedev, 58%; Djokovic, 54%
First points won percentage: Medvedev, 81%; Djokovic, 80%
Second points won percentage: Medvedev, 76%; Djokovic, 44%
Break points: Medvedev, 4/8; Djokovic, 1/6
Medvedev was broken an average of once in each of his matches.
Pretty much this.Congrats to Daniil. I don't like Djoko. In the past year, he 1. hit a lines woman with a ball at USO last year, 2. threw his racket in anger into the stands in Tokyo, 3. threw his racket at the net post in Tokyo so hard it cracked with ball kids, lines people and the umpire in the area, 4. cracked his racket into smithereens in USO final and 5. came within inches of smacking a ball in anger in USO final and frightened a ball kid in the process. Djoko tries so hard to sell the nice guy thing but he really isn't a nice guy. All the commentators tried to sell Djoko as they thought a Grand Slam would be good for the sport. I was wondering why no one criticized him for smashing the racket or called out his behavior in Tokyo and today's USO final. I am glad he lost.
Hmm, I don't know about that. I feel like there's more competition on clay for Novak than hard-courts. How many comebacks at RG this year? Those guys aren't going to be worse next year, at least I don't think so.As long as he's fully awake and firing at RG to hammer Dull all will be good.
I’ll give you the “emotionally”, but physically? C’mon. First, he hadn’t played a match since the Olympics, so he had a full month to rest.Djokovic was spent, tired emotionally and physically.
Djokovic lost because he had a black out due the lot of crowd support he got and Medvedev took advantage of it. The Russian exposed Djokovic's weaknessHaving a watch again. Djoker just never got over the nerves. That is why he lost. Djoker wins if it isn't for cygs.
Yeah, too many idiots in the US, they refuse to take vaccine even though nearly a million of them died of Covid! And every single day, thousands more die for their stupidity and selfishness.I wouldn't care. The NY crowd has always been a loud, obnoxious, disrespectful, fickle group of fans. They shout out while players are serving; they cheer faults; they change loyalty on a dime; they ignore the chair's pleas to remain quiet during points, they boo during trophy ceremonies...
I've always despised these types of fans. I personally think I'd perform better as a player with these annoying fans against me rather than with me.
Im not going to lie i am still in a state of shock. I began the match thinking i would see the most historic moment in my tennis viewing life with ND getting the grabd slam. I hope the Djokovic season still gets remembered for the epic it was rather than everyone only focusing on him losing this final.Oh ****...just not there today.