Agree. Rublev eliminated Rune. Some people underestimate the former overestimating the latter.The disrespect for Rublev in this thread is disappointing to see. The guy is a regular top 5-10 player and very consistent. He will push Novak and it will be battle. Djoko will need his best game and stay injury free to have good chance.
Rublev is the slight favourite here. I expect a battle royale though. Novak can make a fight of it though if the hamstring can hold up a while. Rublev though FH is fire and will be very tough to deal with. Looking forward to it.
Why not the big favorite?Rublev is the slight favourite here. I expect a battle royale though. Novak can make a fight of it though if the hamstring can hold up a while. Rublev though FH is fire and will be very tough to deal with. Looking forward to it.
I am definitely not under estimating Rublev. He has been serving fantastic throughout this tournament and played with so much belief and confidence from 7-3 down in tie breaker.
Novak needs to be in same form as today and have no injury fare up when playing Rublev if he wants to ensure the win.
The big test for Novak is when he goes a set down and if the injury is niggling.
I think he should be but he has a tendency to play passive sometimes on the BH side and sometimes on return. He can make it tough for himself but he’s in better physical condition than Novak so I see him as the more likely winner. Plus if his FH remains as strong as it has then it’s going to be very tough for Djokovic to defend that on the BH side and where the injury is.Why not the big favorite?
Yeah I agree. His FH and serve have Goated at times and if he maintains a high level on both then he can potentially go all the way. Rublev has worked very hard to improve his game and now he’s getting rewards.That forehand and serve is clicking and he has been quite clutch when he absolutely needed to be.