2021 US Open QF: [4] Alexander Zverev vs Lloyd Harris

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RF-18

Talk Tennis Guru
On current form I feel Novak won’t beat Zverev here if he gets by berrettini. Can never write djoker off though but so far goldie Chainz is playing at a higher level than earths mightiest warrior. I hope Novak lifts his game tonight but we will see.
It's a slam, Djoko is gonna be as resilient as ever. He will rise up to the task, and beat him. On the premises he beats Berre tonight of course.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Those are the only times he's beaten Djokovic lol. And he's a different animal in the slams. Choked away the US Open final last year, got tight every time he got a slight lead against Novak in Australia. Looks to be the same here.
Agree completely. Zverev will have his chances, but he will choke them as he does in the past. It's a mental game. I think Titspas and Med are stronger mentally than Zverev.
 

The Fedfather

Hall of Fame
As a Zverev fan, I'd feel more confident against Djokovic than Berrettini. All the pressure would be on Zverev if he were to play against Berrettini. On the other hand, Djoker has more to lose against Zverev (CYGS, 21st slam...).
There will be plenty of pressure on Zverev if he faces Djokovic to stop him from completing the CYGS.
 
Lol nice bro, again downplaying Djokovic chances like rg 21 before rafa match. I just hope this time everything goes as you are saying
Yeah I was wrong that time but I genuinely fear a little for Novak right now. Unless something changes soon it’s gonna be very difficult to beat a high level from Zverev and on top of that the pressure is big too. I think Djoko will beat berrettini though but we will see.
 

guga_fan

Semi-Pro
He did play very well but even if he played his best this Zed beats him
Maybe, maybe not. He served for the first set and also had SP in the tiebreak. Being 0-1 instead of 1-0 makes a lot of difference for the confidence of both guys.

But, as I said, I wouldn't bet on unproven players keeping a good form for a whole match, even if it happens sometimes.

Harris this set has been just dire, though. He realized he lost any chance he had when he did not break to stay in set 2.
 
Not convinced by Zverev still. Novak can easily beat him IMO. If Harris did not have such a choke job, he would have won 1st set 6-3 and broken in the 2nd set.
Zverev's level is nothing special to be honest. Same forehand issues and slow second serves.
Dude how can you say this after this performance by Zverev. The guy is playing on one of the highest HC levels in tennis history. Djokovic doesn't have a prayer against this guy. Stop worrying...
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
That's interesting because I honestly think Medvedev is going to win the USO this year - we will find out on Sunday!
My impression is the exact opposite. It will be Nole or Sascha.
Personally, I would absolutely love it if FAA reached final. He's playing well. He has a legit shot. I do not trust Medvedev's consistency. AT ALL.
 
It's a slam, Djoko is gonna be as resilient as ever. He will rise up to the task, and beat him. On the premises he beats Berre tonight of course.
We will see but I know Novak won’t keep being able to keep holding these young guys in their prime off. Zverev and Meddy are both ready now and only Djoko best will do. Novak has done great to hold them off as long as he has but the tide has to turn eventually as father time and the natural order would say. I hope Novak can fend them off a bit longer but it’s already been a great ride. Anything else is a bonus now for this tournament anyway. I still like Djoko chances more at Wimbledon and Australia again though even if he loses here though.
 

Devtennis01

G.O.A.T.
Zverev can only win this by cheating. He’ll not get away with that the rest of the tournament. It’s on Harris that he imploded but Zverev just went even further down my estimation and I imagine others.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Zverev is littering up the stat sheets with UFE after UFE. Missed 2 sitter backhands in that game. One sitter forehand.

Cahill said the same thing, something about the UsOpen surfaces makes Zedzilla make many more errors. The ball flies on him or something and he just doesn't get his timing right.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
Keep faith in Earth's mightiest warrior. If Novak is even at his B game - no one in the field can beat him.
If Zverev serves at the level he served today against Harris, he will give Djokovic problems. Yes, obviously Novak is the greatest returner in the game and Harris is average, but nobody can return the 135 MPH bomb down the T, and Zedrot has served about 20 of those today.
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
Very unimpressed with both players' levels today

Glad it's over soon - a sad thing to say about a slam QF :censored:
 

SteffiGoat

Semi-Pro
Zverev's FH has really improved. I like it even though there are more errors. Nice to see him play a bit more aggressively.
 

jmnk

Hall of Fame
Zverev is littering up the stat sheets with UFE after UFE. Missed 2 sitter backhands in that game. One sitter forehand.

Cahill said the same thing, something about the UsOpen surfaces makes Zedzilla make many more errors. The ball flies on him or something and he just doesn't get his timing right.
so you are not impressed by Zverev who is up 2 sets, and two breaks? Against the player that per your predictions should at most spot Zverev one set?
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
If Zverev serves at the level he served today against Harris, he will give Djokovic problems. Yes, obviously Novak is the greatest returner in the game and Harris is average, but nobody can return the 135 MPH bomb down the T, and Zedrot has served about 20 of those today.
OK - here's my argument. Zedrot served at 83% first serves in set 1. YET he was a BREAK DOWN. And a SET POINT down.
Had Harris NOT CHOKED, Zed would have lost 1st set even when serving at an insane level.

Why is this? Because Zed's second serve is SUPER WEAK. Yes, he might not have to serve a LOT of them - if he can get a lot of first serves in. But still when he puts it in, it's attackable. Then also look at Zed's UFEs. He's made tons of sitter forehand and backhand UFEs. If Novak were playing instead of Harris today, he would have been up 2 sets 0.

The commentators Cahill/PMac also just said that with a weaker 2nd serve and forehand UFEs - Zed would be in trouble vs Novak.
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
Wow Harris really is imploding
Harris is a nobody. Zverev is a much greater player than he gets credit for and he is in top form + more importantly in top confidence right now.
Zverev can go on winning streaks. He is very, very hard to beat if his mental is not shaky. He has the game to beat anyone on any surface. Now of course, there is the slam curse in his case but he seems to be in the right mindset atm to overcome it.
 

The Fedfather

Hall of Fame
If Zverev serves at the level he served today against Harris, he will give Djokovic problems. Yes, obviously Novak is the greatest returner in the game and Harris is average, but nobody can return the 135 MPH bomb down the T, and Zedrot has served about 20 of those today.
His serving also became worse after the 1st set. It's almost a certainty ge won't have impenetrable serve for 3 sets straight. And Djokovic is good at pouncing at the right moment.
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
It's a slam, Djoko is gonna be as resilient as ever. He will rise up to the task, and beat him. On the premises he beats Berre tonight of course.
I hope so but it's not going to be an easy task. It wasn't at AO and Zverev is playing better now.
 

ark_28

Legend
I mean, you are probably a Djokovic fan from your avatar, so you should know the level Djokovic has played in many of his Slam matches has been quite underwhelming compared to 2019 and earlier (the pandemic in 2020 makes it a hard year to evaluate). He peaked for the final against Med at the AO and for the SF against Nadal at RG, but even in the final against Tsitsi his level was already subpar. Wimbledon is very hard to judge because his draw was very easy, but he was not very convincing either. Obviously, as an ATG he may find his groove and win the tournament, but for now his game is very shaky.
He was two sets down to Musetti but then played one of the matches of the year to beat Nadal, he knows how to move through the gears in this type of tournament how he wins doesn’t matter all that matters is that he’s in the draw.
 

RF-18

Talk Tennis Guru
We will see but I know Novak won’t keep being able to keep holding these young guys in their prime off. Zverev and Meddy are both ready now and only Djoko best will do. Novak has done great to hold them off as long as he has but the tide has to turn eventually as father time and the natural order would say. I hope Novak can fend them off a bit longer but it’s already been a great ride. Anything else is a bonus now for this tournament anyway. I still like Djoko chances more at Wimbledon and Australia again though even if he loses here though.
It's inevitable that these guys will start winning slams but Djoko has the opportunity of a life time here. Lets bring it for one last ride. And you are right, Djokovic will have to play his best tennis to get the job done. A mixture of A and B level won't cut it. But I Believe he is gonna bring it. Lets see if it will be enough, starting against Berrettini tonight.
 
It's inevitable that these guys will start winning slams but Djoko has the opportunity of a life time here. And you are right, Djokovic will have to play his best tennis to get the job done. A mixture of A and B level won't cut it. But I Believe he is gonna bring it. Lets see if it will be enough, starting against Berrettini tonight.
It’s very exciting to see how it plays out. If anyone can pull it off it’s earths mightiest. We will see.
 

The Fedfather

Hall of Fame
It's actually not so bad. Zverev won't be worse from a tougher match here. He's behaving like a petulant teen, not a potential GS champion.
 
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