2022 Wimbledon QF: Novak Djokovic vs. Jannik Sinner

Who wins?


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Bubcay

Hall of Fame
Another dangerous match looms for Djokovic here. Sinner is playing some of his best ever tennis on grass, big wins over Isner and Alcaraz.

This isn't going to be easy, but Djokovic still will have edge here to see this through. A potential classic in the making.
I am just watching Sinner/Alcaraz highlights and Sinner is killing it.. He was playing great. Certainly won't be easy for Novak..
 

Kralingen

G.O.A.T.
Having seen condensed replay of Sinner-Alcaraz today

changing my pick

Djokovic in FIVE.

Sinner will push him to the brink, Murray ‘13 style mirroring act. The way he was taking the ball early and sliding around the baseline was basically Djokovic-esque. Novak hates playing guys like that. Huge BH power also.

Novak will start to bully his serve eventually though and win in the end.
 

Leonidas

Professional
For me he’s still the biggest threat to Novak. Can never count the guy out anywhere as we all know but probably grass is the hardest surface for him to pull it off. Still it’s Nadal so you can never rule him out as you say.
excuse me ? djokovic had to ask for the roof to remain CLOSED so that he could win the 5 setter. it was not raining, but outdoor game and he loses. That is how "superior" he is
 

Realfan

Rookie
excuse me ? djokovic had to ask for the roof to remain CLOSED so that he could win the 5 setter. it was not raining, but outdoor game and he loses. That is how "superior" he is
Big fan of both Nadal and Djokovic. I think a match (even when played over two days) should be played in the same conditions to the extent possible. Keeping the roof closed on the Saturday for the continuation of the Friday night match was logical in my opinion. What was not logical was suspending play at 11:00 PM local time!
 
excuse me ? djokovic had to ask for the roof to remain CLOSED so that he could win the 5 setter. it was not raining, but outdoor game and he loses. That is how "superior" he is
Djokovic overall is superior to Nadal on grass. Of course Rafa can win but he would the slight underdog if the matchup happens.
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
If Sinner can serve and focus as he did in the first few sets he can trouble Djo. I think he will at least grab that first set, but struggle in the second. I think Djo take that second but Sinner takes the third in a TB, Djo takes the fourth, then Sinner might just outlast Djo for the fifth.
 

Zardoz7/12

Hall of Fame
Jannik Sinner got his first win against Carlos Alcaraz in the third attempt a couple of days ago. The Italian looked in trouble after a dominant start to the match but saving six out of six breakpoints in the fourth set bailed him out, 6-1 6-4 6-7 6-3. The Italian #2 has dropped a set in three of his four matches so far in this campaign, including against the world #267 Stan Wawrinka and Mikael Ymer. Regardless, he would be delighted with his performance and results as he had never won a main-draw match on grass and was lacking fitness and match-time before entering Wimbledon.

Despite the knee issues, COVID effects, and coach change, the talented Italian youngster has delivered goods in most of the tournaments he entered this year. However, getting past the quarterfinal stage has been a major problem for him in these seven months. World #13 has played five quarterfinal matches so far this year and lost them all, with one of those defeats coming in slams at the Australian Open, where he started as the favourite and lost out cheaply in straight sets to Stefanos Tsitsipas. Moreover, he is 0-12 in his career against top-5 players.
 

zuluzazu

Hall of Fame
Sinner will first wet his pants at the sight of Djokovic even before the match starts and then throughout the match he will quake in his boots all while Djokovic feeds bakery products. This will not be pretty
 

UnderratedSlam

G.O.A.T.
Don't wish that on a player, even if it's a possible outcome. I couldn't wish that on Zverev.
Baloney. Why would I wish it on him, especially vs the Novak. Ideally, he is fit and thrashes the Messiah.

Do you know how many matches he cancelled or stopped due to injury this year?

Three.

And completed a few more struggling.

Tom Sawyer is always running the risk of not completing a match or being hampered by injury, and he's only 21. Not exactly the kind of set-up that defeats the Novak...
 

Aabye5

G.O.A.T.
Baloney. Why would I wish it on him, especially vs the Novak. Ideally, he is fit and thrashes the Messiah.

Do you know how many matches he cancelled or stopped due to injury this year?

Three.

And completed a few more struggling.

Tom Sawyer is always running the risk of not completing a match or being hampered by injury, and he's only 21. Not exactly the kind of set-up that defeats the Novak...
He has added a few more people to his team which should help tremendously with the fitness side.
 

Martin J

Hall of Fame
I would expect Sinner to trouble Djokovic on a different surface (like clay) where his heavy strokes could push him behind the baseline and make him play defensive tennis. Grass doesn't take the spin as much, so it'll be easier for Novak to counter Jannik's power. He doesn't strike me as a guy who'll suddenly try to employ a different tactics and mix it up and will probably give Novak a rhythm, which plays right into his hands.
Djokovic in 3 or 4 (if his level drops a bit).
 

Bubcay

Hall of Fame
This will not be a cakewalk for Novak, I am 100% sure. Sinner was playing some amazing tennis against Alcaraz and was all over the court, returning, serving like a champ. This will be a great test of Djokovic's form now. If he wins tonight, he is winning the whole thing.
 

InsideOut900

Hall of Fame
Having seen condensed replay of Sinner-Alcaraz today

changing my pick

Djokovic in FIVE.

Sinner will push him to the brink, Murray ‘13 style mirroring act. The way he was taking the ball early and sliding around the baseline was basically Djokovic-esque. Novak hates playing guys like that. Huge BH power also.

Novak will start to bully his serve eventually though and win in the end.
Sinner style plays right into Novak's hands. Berdych-lite-like. We have seen it in MC last year.

It's just that you got a point about the BH side, mostly because Novak's is pretty bad this year. That's the main shot to exploit for Sinner
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
This will not be a cakewalk for Novak, I am 100% sure. Sinner was playing some amazing tennis against Alcaraz and was all over the court, returning, serving like a champ. This will be a great test of Djokovic's form now. If he wins tonight, he is winning the whole thing.
Sinner will be as loose as a goose today because he is playing with pure house money. Nobody expected a QF result so why not go all in and play with no restraint? That is the most dangerous type of opponent.

I think we are in store for a great match.
 

Halba1

New User
Sinner will be as loose as a goose today because he is playing with pure house money. Nobody expected a QF result so why not go all in and play with no restraint? That is the most dangerous type of opponent.

I think we are in store for a great match.
Yep. Great for djok fans only! What on earth does sinner have to threaten the fast court goat
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Yep. Great for djok fans only! What on earth does sinner have to threaten the fast court goat
Did you watch Sinner vs Alcaraz? I’m doubting so from your head scratching about how Sinner can do things to challenge ND.

The Sinner ROS was very Djoko-like. Lots of balls aimed directly back at Carlos and with pace. A solid BH that isn’t vulnerable to easy penetration. His defense to offense transition was also top shelf. And great range, reaching balls to make Alcaraz hit one more shot.
 

Nadal - GOAT

Hall of Fame
Did you watch Sinner vs Alcaraz? I’m doubting so from your head scratching about how Sinner can do things to challenge ND.

The Sinner ROS was very Djoko-like. Lots of balls aimed directly back at Carlos and with pace. A solid BH that isn’t vulnerable to easy penetration. His defense to offense transition was also top shelf. And great range, reaching balls to make Alcaraz hit one more shot.
If Sinner plays at the level he did against Alcaraz, it will definitely be a great match. It was a stellar performance from Sinner. Though can he maintain such a high level for 2 consecutive matches? I hope he can.
 

Hitman

Talk Tennis Guru
This will not be a cakewalk for Novak, I am 100% sure. Sinner was playing some amazing tennis against Alcaraz and was all over the court, returning, serving like a champ. This will be a great test of Djokovic's form now. If he wins tonight, he is winning the whole thing.
Defining moment for Djokovic in the defense of his crown. This is the big challenge he needs, if he is to know that he for sure is the top guy here.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
If Sinner plays at the level he did against Alcaraz, it will definitely be a great match. It was a stellar performance from Sinner. Though can he maintain such a high level for 2 consecutive matches? I hope he can.
It would be three matches in a row because he absolutely dominated Isner in 3R.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Not expecting much from Sinner. Djokovic is just a bad match-up and unlike Alcaraz, actually knows his stuff on the grass.
 
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