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

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Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
Real lousy set from Zverev, I don’t think Djokovic upped his level all that much in comparison to the other times he’s been in this situation this tournament.
Zverev is afraid to play with a lead. We might see him play better in the third only to falter completely in the 4th, before Djoko does what he always does in the 5th
 

fundrazer

Legend
Real lousy set from Zverev, I don’t think Djokovic upped his level all that much in comparison to the other times he’s been in this situation this tournament.
He's just playing B level the entire year while the Novak fans claim he is playing at some level never seen before. It's hilarious.
 

El_Yotamo

Hall of Fame
Well, so what should Zverev do now? If he's thinking the way you're thinking it will be a game over for him. People blame players for choking, for being too nervous and mentally weak when just as spectators they are so quick to give up on someone winning. I'm going to be so mad at Zverev if he does let Djokovic off the hook, but not judging him until the match really shifts to Novak's advantage.
Of course he's not thinking the way I am, or at least I hope not. Having been on the tennis court in competition I know that the way a match is analyzed away from the court is different from how it's perceived on court and a player must always remain optimistic. However you've completely missed the point of what I said so I don't really know what else to say
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Zed's DONE MENTALLY. Can't do ANYTHING. Even when Novak is NOT playing well.
Novak's there for the taking. But Zed can't keep the ball in the court.
 

Service Ace

Hall of Fame
The fact is the Zverevs, Meds, Tsitsipas of the world are just not that good at tennis. Mentally weak and technically inferior.
 

El_Yotamo

Hall of Fame
So far, this third set is identical to the second before it. Djokovic might be toying with Zed at this point

I'm fully aware that Zverev isn't one, but a decent player would be up two sets and a break now. Not even an ATG, just a decent player.
 

Imperator

Hall of Fame
When Novak is under pressure he makes BIG serves and excellent volleys.
When Zverev is under pressure he chokes, double faults and makes UFEs after UFEs.
He was pretty solid mentally at RG though, even against Tsitsipas. Played some very good tennis under pressure back then.
 
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