2021 US Open R4: Novak Djokovic vs. Jenson Brooksby

Winner?

  • Djokovic in 3

    Votes: 35 59.3%
  • Djokovic in 4

    Votes: 9 15.3%
  • Djokovic in 5

    Votes: 2 3.4%
  • Jenson Brooksby

    Votes: 13 22.0%

  • Total voters
    59
  • Poll closed .

James P

G.O.A.T.
That was one of the most entertaining sets I've watched in a while. A little flat the last two or three games, but high quality stuff.
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
Djokovic really looks exhausted. I think the accumulation of the whole season is what's gone and done it.
 

ark_28

Legend
Yeah he's still favorite, but it looks like he relies a lot on his opponents tiring and being able to outlast them. If Brooksby kept up that level for the whole match, I think he would win or come very close to winning.
But he didn’t and he couldn’t! There is a reason why Novak is unbeaten in best of 5 tennis this year
 
If he’s still soft in a couple of years fair, but he was a college kid til 5 minutes ago. Let him be on the main tour for more than a month
Being outplayed is fair. But when a guy 100,0,0000, 0000 more miles on his body than you that has been around reaching finals since 2007 and you're already gasping for air at 20, , you aint putting in the work as a generation. 20 Year olds shouldn't be getting outworked and outhustled against guys who have been on tour damn near 20 years.

This is a generation not putting in fitness work off the court.
 

gadge

Professional
That first set was awesome but here we go again ): I hope Jenson can win the third and fourth sets and get rid of you know who once and for all from this tournament! How great it would be to get a brand new Grand Slam champion at this USO! I am still holding on to hope that Jenson can get the magic back of that fantastic first set!
Jee he’s not voldemort
 

Zardoz7/12

Professional
You know something that made me laugh on here? Someone said that Brooksby's game was like a dump Murray took then became a human LOL.
 

skip1969

G.O.A.T.
Jesus, an hour and a half but these guys just HAVE to take a toilet break and change their kit. People used to think tennis players were wimps back in the old days. Now we look like a bunch of pampered *****.

My shorts are all wet. I gotta go change. :rolleyes:
 

The Fedfather

Hall of Fame
Jesus, an hour and a half but these guys just HAVE to take a toilet break and change their kit. People used to think tennis players were wimps back in the old days. Now we look like a bunch of pampered *****.

My shorts are all wet. I gotta go change. :rolleyes:
Djokovic might splash himself with some cold water. He looks like he's half sleeping
 

El_Yotamo

Hall of Fame
you havent seen his other matches obviously

He turned Fritz into bubbles with his high level Mury like droning
Or maybe I did watch his other matches and I used some common sense which it seems you seem to lack. Playing Fritz is not the same as playing Djokovic, it's mainly serves/returns and winners and UE. In this match he's had to play longer points and longer games and has tired much more quickly.

Btw, playing one long match doesn't excuse running out of steam early on in a match 4 days (!) later. Remember when guys were winning slams playing 5 setter marathons in both their SF and F rounds? That's stamina. Not whatever we're watching now.

Embarrassing, not just what's happening on court but perhaps moreso your analysis
 

SteffiGoat

Semi-Pro
Were those some dates that Brooksby was eating? He is on the Djokovic train. Next, he will go vegan and gluten-free. Or maybe he already is! :unsure:

:X3:
 

Jokervich

Hall of Fame
Jesus, an hour and a half but these guys just HAVE to take a toilet break and change their kit. People used to think tennis players were wimps back in the old days. Now we look like a bunch of pampered *****.

My shorts are all wet. I gotta go change. :rolleyes:
It's all the push for "mental health awareness" these days.
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
There is a reason the vast majority of long-distance runners peak in their late 20s and early to mid-30s... Endurance is built over time.
They've played two sets, 16 games. Endurance really shouldn't be an issue yet for either one. I know today's tennis is very physical and these two play a lot of grinding points, but still.
 

Ace of Aces

Semi-Pro
Being outplayed is fair. But when a guy 100,0,0000, 0000 more miles on his body than you that has been around reaching finals since 2007 and you're already gasping for air at 20, , you aint putting in the work as a generation. 20 Year olds shouldn't be getting outworked and outhustled against guys who have been on tour damn near 20 years.

This is a generation not putting in fitness work off the court.
Fitness isn’t the next gens problem buy and large. Theim, Med, Zverev, Tsits have absolutely no extra weight. Their problem is the greatest player of all time.
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Brooksby has the record duration for a bathroom break in this USO with more than 11 minutes. I was wrong when I thought the record was set by Tsitsipas against Murray.
 

skip1969

G.O.A.T.
Being outplayed is fair. But when a guy 100,0,0000, 0000 more miles on his body than you that has been around reaching finals since 2007 and you're already gasping for air at 20, , you aint putting in the work as a generation. 20 Year olds shouldn't be getting outworked and outhustled against guys who have been on tour damn near 20 years.

This is a generation not putting in fitness work off the court.
It's not a teen's tour anymore. It's a man's tour. It's attrition. That's what the tour has become. Grinding out matches for three, four hours.

It's like when teenagers get to the NBA. You think you're the sh*t . . .til you realize you're a boy among men.
 

I Am Finnish

Talk Tennis Guru
Brooksby takes a senzubean
Djokovic went to toilet and also takes a senzu bean
the match is going to be interesting now
 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
Jesus, an hour and a half but these guys just HAVE to take a toilet break and change their kit. People used to think tennis players were wimps back in the old days. Now we look like a bunch of pampered *****.

My shorts are all wet. I gotta go change. :rolleyes:
Lol, what a strange thing to complain about. Players going to the bathroom and changing their clothes? :unsure: :eek:
 

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
This is vintage Nole vs Mury death droning like in a past slow AO final
they might both up in the same ward after getting there by stretchers
and oxygen masks all the way there. They will both test positive as well
as their immune systems will be maxxed out recovering from crazy cell damage/recovery.
 

Jack the Hack

Hall of Fame
Serve is a key - not looking good for Djokovic

The lines you need to circle are the first and fifth ones. Brooksby has zero aces and is losing 62% of the points when he hits a second serve.

Take a look a Brooksby's average serve speeds on his first and second serves. They are very slow for a 6'4" player. His second serve is in the low 80s.
 
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