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

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tudwell

Legend
Berretini hitting harder but not smarter. Novak loves pace.
He has zero direction on his forehand, especially when he tries to crank it. That’s what made forehands like Delpo’s and Gonzo’s so special – they had the massive power and the deft placement.
 
Novak got this now.

It was a miracle that Berretini got through every service game in 1st set where Novak had chances. Wasn't going to happen all the time.


And those mocking me in Roddick vs Djokovic match up thread, I am telling you peak Roddick would be 50-50 with average Djokovic.

Roddick actually could rally better than Berretini and his FH was better.
 

Tshooter

G.O.A.T.
Eggvax has been enjoying the city and doesn't have time to practice. So he's been using the first set of his matches as a practice session. Get a feel for the court and the opponent.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Why does Berra not lose some weight? He is already moving slower and laboring. The longer the match gets, the worse his game gets. I mean physical fitness shouldn't be that hard.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
That’s just silly. Monfils is a better athlete and that’s the same generation
And Monfils retires from tons of matches and gets injured. Have you seen anyone with the speed, flexibility and endurance of Novak? Even Nadal and Fed got tired vs Novak. He takes your legs away. Makes you suffer.
 

EllieK

Hall of Fame
I’m thinking I should just go to bed. This one looks to be over. Novak has the read on the Berrettini serve and is returning a bunch more of them now and Matteo can’t hit the court. Not when the net is much closer.
 

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
Why does Berra not lose some weight? He is already moving slower and laboring. The longer the match gets, the worse his game gets. I mean physical fitness shouldn't be that hard.
No one ever told Safin to lose some weight. No, what Berrettini needs is a backhand...
 

Kralingen

Hall of Fame
Why does Berra not lose some weight? He is already moving slower and laboring. The longer the match gets, the worse his game gets. I mean physical fitness shouldn't be that hard.
He loses his power in that case. I don’t think he really has much of a choice being as tall as he is. If anything he could stand to gain some weight in his calves and stop bench pressing lol
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
He loses his power in that case. I don’t think he really has much of a choice being as tall as he is. If anything he could stand to gain some weight in his calves and stop bench pressing lol
It's the same exact story every match vs Novak. He will play one good set and then labor and fade away. His movement gets worse and worse with each set.
 

The Guru

Hall of Fame
Novak got this now.

It was a miracle that Berretini got through every service game in 1st set where Novak had chances. Wasn't going to happen all the time.


And those mocking me in Roddick vs Djokovic match up thread, I am telling you peak Roddick would be 50-50 with average Djokovic.

Roddick actually could rally better than Berretini and his FH was better.
Lol Roddick would have to play out of his mind to have a chance vs Novak on HC in BO5. What's his best win? Injured Nalbandian?
 

WhiskeyEE

G.O.A.T.
Why does Berra not lose some weight? He is already moving slower and laboring. The longer the match gets, the worse his game gets. I mean physical fitness shouldn't be that hard.
Berrettini is just built like a boxer. Reminds me of Balrog from Street Fighter.
 

Soul_Evisceration

Hall of Fame
Novak got this now.

It was a miracle that Berretini got through every service game in 1st set where Novak had chances. Wasn't going to happen all the time.


And those mocking me in Roddick vs Djokovic match up thread, I am telling you peak Roddick would be 50-50 with average Djokovic.

Roddick actually could rally better than Berretini and his FH was better.
Roddick is a million miles better than Berretini.

I don't know why the comparaison.
 
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