2021 US Open SF: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [4] Alexander Zverev

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Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
It's not about avoiding downs. It's about how low those downs go and how he's unable to get himself out of them in time. This is exactly what makes an ATG, their downs aren't strong enough or stay long enough to cause real damage
Exactly, his down has decided the set (one more chance to break, but still)
 

Imperator

Hall of Fame
Zverev can't compete with Djokovic on the mental department so he's gonna have to make good use of his skills and up his game if he wants to take this.
 

ark_28

Legend
Key to this match is Novak holding serve long as he does I am confident he will create 2-3 more chances to break Zverev plus Zverev is good for a few double faults under pressure
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
True, but there's a difference between his level dropping and then him breaking himself and gifting Novak the hold as he did in the first 2 games, where he should have kept his focus a lot better
Did you expect anything different from Zverev? It's been the case for 3+years.
He will always choke and throw in rubbish service games and tons of UFEs.
 

iopzzza

Rookie
I would be suprised if Novak wins this match, to be honest, but it was expected. Zverev has equal ground game with twice better serve and great stamina. Novak still outsider for me even if they are 1-1 sets.
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
Did you expect anything different from Zverev? It's been the case for 3+years.
He will always choke and throw in rubbish service games and tons of UFEs.
I didn't. I even placed money on Djoko as soon as Z won the first set. But one can still blaim him for coming out completely cold after playing one of the best sets of tennis, he's ever played.
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
I also feel, Zverev's movement has gotten worse already. Am I the only one? Should not break himself again here...
 

tudwell

Legend
It’s absurd that a guy 6’6” has no stable, replicable kick-serve to fall back on on the second serve. He can hit a million different types of serves, but there’s no stability or consistency there.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Zverev plays so damn alpha then turns to rubbish 2 games into the 2nd. and its not like djoker hit 2011 god level. LOL. hell these bums may never win a slam who knows.
I'm struggling to understand why this IS a surprise? Zverev ALWAYS does that. He's a mental midget. Tale as old as time. Already served 6 doubles.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
As usual I woke up to see Novak down a set, and he broke back right when I tuned in and if I keep watching he will suck out my soul. Why am I doing this to myself :cautious:
 
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