2021 US Open Final - [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [2] Daniil Medvedev

2021 US Open Champion?


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TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
will tennis channel show this again with full analysis ? and where are all the post match analysis from youtubers ?? they all went dead after Daniil won and they all predicted Novak winning.........lol :-D :-D including will hamilton who originally had Daniil winning but then changed his mind day before the match................:p
Kindly share any analysis videos that you find. So far I've only seen Gill Gross. He also had to eat humble pie as he was sure Novak would win.
 

tlm

G.O.A.T.
At times even the GOAT has an off day. As many have said i suspect the sheer pressure of the enormity of achievement made Novak tight. The only male tennis player alive who can have an inkling of the pressure Novak has faced is Rod Laver. As Rafa and Roger have never even made it half way to CGS they certainly don't.
That’s because Rafa and Fed to face each other plus Joker and Murray. Joker now has a cake walk with those players gone or not even close to their prime. So he gets to mop up on the weak next gen pretenders.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
Kindly share any analysis videos that you find. So far I've only seen Gill Gross. He also had to eat humble pie as he was sure Novak would win.
Theslicetennis has a video up. Coffee Break Tennis has one. Three-A Tennis Show has one as well.

Actually Gill Gross had initially (and correctly) predicted Medvedev at the beginning of the tournament, and then when he did his preview of the final he switched (to be honest with a great deal of hesitation) to Djokovic.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
Something I am looking forward to is seeing what happens when Rafa and Roger return to the tour (assuming that they do) are are lower-ranked - they will be facing the other top players a round or two earlier than they usually do and if they win it will affect the results in interesting ways.

Also I am hoping that my boy Carlos Alcaraz will continue to win in early rounds against top ten players, which of course would open up the draw in big ways too.
 

FiddlerDog

Professional
Gill Gross's youtube channel video analysis of the match is up and it is great. Gill has taught me a great deal about tennis and helped me to move out of who I want to see win and understand why a player can win. He has taught me a great deal since I have been watching him the past few months. I played tennis in high school and college and won many matches and tournaments but I was never good with analysis of my matches. Wish I had someone like Gill to teach me back then!
This caught my attention. Thanks for the
 

Goosehead

Legend
It’s actually a very common pattern for a player to win a grand slam event several times in a row and then never win it again.

It’s because when your age arc peaks, and you are the best in the world on that surface in those conditions, with Bof5 there is a very good chance that you will win the tournament.

The US Open is a bit unique compared to other slams in that it always features warm and humid conditions from start to finish, along with in most years a fast surface. And historically, there has often been a guy that capitalized with a game suited for the conditions.

Peak Fed won 5 US opens in a row 2003-2008 before he lost a step

Peak Sampras won the US Open twice in a row at his peak, and only injury in 94 kept him from winning 4 straight.

Peak Rafter was a back-to-back champ in 97-98, no fluke.

Peak Edberg was back-to-back champ in 91-92, deservedly.

Peak Lendl won 3 in a row and never won again after he lost a step.

McEnroe won 3 in a row in wood era, and didn’t win again until his dominant 84 year after he switched to graphite.
irony being that mcenroe lost to scanlon at uso83 who was still using a wooden wand.
 

paolo2143

Semi-Pro
That’s because Rafa and Fed to face each other plus Joker and Murray. Joker now has a cake walk with those players gone or not even close to their prime. So he gets to mop up on the weak next gen pretenders.
Fed had literally one of weakest eras when he was picking up GS after GS between 2003 and 2007. Rafa and Novak both had to face each other pretty much throughout their careers. Rafa initially dominated first few years but Novak turned the tide from late 2009 onwards and since then off clay has pretty much owned Rafa as well as just about everyone else that really matters.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
Fed had literally one of weakest eras when he was picking up GS after GS between 2003 and 2007. Rafa and Novak both had to face each other pretty much throughout their careers. Rafa initially dominated first few years but Novak turned the tide from late 2009 onwards and since then off clay has pretty much owned Rafa as well as just about everyone else that really matters.
Novak has only one more win than Rafa, 29-28. Federer did have a rivalry with Nadal from 2005-2009 and beyond. Rafa and Novak started slugging it out really in 2011.
 

tlm

G.O.A.T.
Fed had literally one of weakest eras when he was picking up GS after GS between 2003 and 2007. Rafa and Novak both had to face each other pretty much throughout their careers. Rafa initially dominated first few years but Novak turned the tide from late 2009 onwards and since then off clay has pretty much owned Rafa as well as just about everyone else that really matters.
I agree Fed did rack up a lot of his early majors against weak opponents. But why didn’t Joker dominate like this when the big 4 were there?
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
Fed had literally one of weakest eras when he was picking up GS after GS between 2003 and 2007.
Really? Care to support your "thesis" when confronted with the facts below, instead of puerile talking points you read here and foolishly believe?

Between 2003-2007, Federer played in 14 slam finals. In 11 of those finals, he played against a man who was either ranked #1 at the time or had been ranked (or would be ranked) #1. And all were slam winners.

To reiterate: you claim Fed played against "weak era" mugs in his slam finals between 2003-2007, yet 11/14 were #1 ranked players in their careers.

That exposes the sheer idiocy of making this claim. Consider just this year, Novak played 4 guys who had never won a slam and never been ranked #1. But Fed played in a "weak era."

Hysterical.
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
Fed had literally one of weakest eras when he was picking up GS after GS between 2003 and 2007. Rafa and Novak both had to face each other pretty much throughout their careers. Rafa initially dominated first few years but Novak turned the tide from late 2009 onwards and since then off clay has pretty much owned Rafa as well as just about everyone else that really matters.
They haven't met at the AO since 2012, they haven't met at the US since 2013 and they've met once at Wimbledon since 2011. Let's not pretend Rafa and Novak had each other at anything resembling "throughout their careers".
Let's also not pretend, Rafa's been such a massive road block for Novak: The guy has not managed to win a single set on HC since the US Open 2013. That it's still a rivalry is only because they have a fair amount of their matches on clay.
Rafa and Novak started slugging it out really in 2011.
And those were the 3 years, 2011-2013, where they really slugged it out. After that, not so much outside the FO (when they met prior to 2011 in the slams, Rafa always won).
 

Tshooter

G.O.A.T.
...The US Open is a bit unique compared to other slams in that it always features warm and humid conditions from start to finish,...
Not this year. A few hot and humid days but mostly it was pleasant. (The storm was literally a blip. It was a 1/2 day disruption on the schedule and the next day was very good weather,)
 

Rina

Professional
Except he wasn't finally accepted. A heavily pro-Djokovic crowd attended the final to witness the CYGS, as evidenced by the incredible number of Djokovic/Serbia flags and banners in the building. The same fans who don't like him didn't start liking him yesterday.
Not true. You think people who attended can't tell the difference? The whole stadium is full of Serbs? In a pandemic? In the most sought-after event in New York at that time? Dude, I paid for two tickets 1500! Yes, Serbs are just flying in and out of NYC!
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
My perspective is that the media created an hysteria around the potential for a CYGS and fans got caught up in the excitement of it and for many it was the only acceptable outcome. I think that is why the crowds favored Djokovic and it helped him that Medvedev was his opponent too.
 

weakera

G.O.A.T.
Not true. You think people who attended can't tell the difference? The whole stadium is full of Serbs? In a pandemic? In the most sought-after event in New York at that time? Dude, I paid for two tickets 1500! Yes, Serbs are just flying in and out of NYC!
It wasn't even close to the most sought after event in New York. The day prior, a five minute walk away at CitiField, there was a sell-out crowd of 45,000 taking in the Mets-Yankees game. Double the audience at Arthur Ashe. The same day as well. You are talking out of your rear end :)
 
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