2021 US Open QF: [1] Novak Djokovic vs [6] Matteo Berrettini

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At least my prediction is turning out to be spot on.

Mark this post, too lazy to create a thread:


-Djokovic will have the scare of the tournament here.

-Djokovic will win (I actually want to say Matteo would but I trust Djokovic's ability to accept and solve a surprising situation and Matteo's ability to choke. )


Djokovic ain't ready for Berretini this time. His shot tolerance is not exactly what it used to be.He has lost sets due to rust. And Berretini has faced him enough this year to come up with some surprise. I have a feeling Djokovic is a little more focused on SF-F and underestimating Berretini.

Meanwhile Matteo must be inspired to do better against him this time.
 

Zardoz7/12

Hall of Fame
Djokovic needs a kick up his backside, he just looks spent. He's under immense pressure to win his 21st slam, he's tough mentally so in my mind physically he's not all there.
 

WhiskeyEE

G.O.A.T.
Novak has been coming from behind all year. Even lost the first set to Nadal at RG. But he might run out of steam here with the draw he has.

And really I guess it has to catch up to him eventually.
 
I will be honest, logically if Djokovic plays like this, Zverev in his current form will beat him easy.

But Djokovic never follows logic rather defies it. So count him out at your own risk.
 

Fedeonic

Hall of Fame
As I've said it before, Matteo good enough to clutch one set, but I expect he'll be outclassed right now.
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
Novak has been coming from behind all year. Even lost the first set to Nadal at RG. But he might run out of steam here with the draw he has.

And really I guess it has to catch up to him eventually.
He’s not doing himself any favors especially at his age for sure. He needs a quick set here.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Novak to come back now with DEADLY RETRIBUTION. Expect a HUGE intensity increase and a wave of aggression.

Matteo CANNOT play like this for more than an hour. His legs will be GONE soon. All that weight he CARRIES will not allow him to play long matches.

All Novak needs to do is make this AS LONG as possible. Soon Berra will be hobbling around and panting.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Well BerreNETtinni did his job. Won a set and made him play at least 3 hours. Now he will lose three sets straight and Berr will look like a wider cup with a handle.
 

tudwell

Legend
He’ll win this but yeah there’s almost no chance against Zverev and then Medvedev at this point. Pretty shocking, tbh, but he’s always shaky at the USO I suppose.
After the way he won the French, I’m not writing any death sentences for Novak. He can still win this tournament. He has the game and the physical reserves, it’s all about handling the pressure mentally.
 

Fed881981

Hall of Fame
Novak has been coming from behind all year. Even lost the first set to Nadal at RG. But he might run out of steam here with the draw he has.

And really I guess it has to catch up to him eventually.
It may work for him for now, but this will end soon. At some point, you will lose more often when you go down a set or two.
 
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