2023 Australian Open QF: [5] Andrey Rublev vs Novak Djokovic [4]

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Who will put himself in the SF?


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chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
I was just thinking that Berdych and Tsonga would've at least made a much closer match of this. And Rublev is like pretty much the best of his generation. Well, Tsitsipas hopefully does better but he needs to get to the final first.
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
He breaks!!!!

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TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
I'm well, just busier means less and less tennis, unfortunately. How are you and how can you guys still be up in the US!
I get it, similar for me. Job's been tough recently but more stuff to do also means job security. I'm personally just insane regarding tennis though so sleep be damned, I want to watch Djokovic-Rublev. Especially seeing as the SF will be against Paul... not quite as blockbuster in terms of name.
 

mahatma

Hall of Fame
You never get tired of failing so hard :-D

1. I predicted a straight set win for Djok tonight
2. I predicted Djok wins AO this year before the tournament started

I also predict that you guys are due for some humble pie... it's a long season...

Great predictions both 1 and 2. You order Djokovic delivers. You should start liking him.


You I assume also ordered moonballer winning W, USO, AO this year.Seems he doesn’t listen much to you. Lol.
 

Omega_7000

Legend
Djokovic fans, come on, the leg injury is not giving him any problems, are you blind? It's kind of cringey mentioning that. But yes, he's the most formidable beast ever, I'll give you that. He's making a mockery of this tournament. Rublev is a great player, and look what he's doing to him. It's crazy.

Agree with everything but the bold part
 
Rublev has a very average serve and return, can only hit rally balls with his backhand, cannot volley if his life depended on it and is an average mover. He has ONE weapon: his forehand and he cannot seem to hit any corners with it either.
That makes it much less of a weapon. Need to hit corners, need to paint baseline like Korda, need to be able to get tight CC angles down in bounds.
 

The_Order

G.O.A.T.
Great predictions both 1 and 2. You order Djokovic delivers. You should start liking him.


You I assume also ordered moonballer winning W, USO, AO this year.Seems he doesn’t listen much to you. Lol.

OK, thanks for confirming you're no more than 10 years old... off to ignore you go
 
I get it, similar for me. Job's been tough recently but more stuff to do also means job security. I'm personally just insane regarding tennis though so sleep be damned, I want to watch Djokovic-Rublev. Especially seeing as the SF will be against Paul... not quite as blockbuster in terms of name.

Same, but definitely get picky-er in terms of which match should I lose sleep to!
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
Tough match for Novak! Rublev has been playing some great tennis so far. Will be good ballstriking clash.
Toughest test so far in this slam
Don’t underestimate him. Plus Novak still needs to manage his leg. Many didn’t expect rublev to beat rune beat he did. I expect a close battle.
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.

Looking forward to the matchup.
Agree. Rublev eliminated Rune. Some people underestimate the former overestimating the latter.
Should be another battle. Rublev's serve and forehand have been firing in every match. Djokovic is favorite to win, hopefully the hamstring injury continues to heal.
This will be close but ultimately Djokovic has too much.
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.
That forehand and serve is clicking and he has been quite clutch when he absolutely needed to be.
The russian is in the form of his life. The conditions favor Rublev's game since the balls are so slow he will have time to unload his gigantic strokes. Djoker will have to use the energy of revenge for that Belgrade loss and play smart.
Nole’s fans a little skeptical?
 

weakera

Talk Tennis Guru
Nole’s fans a little skeptical?

They will play the same game with Tommy Paul and Sissypas as well. It's hilarious. Short of getting hit by a car (which would need to be traveling pretty fast at that), nothing can stop the inevitable Djokovic conclusion here and that has been abundantly clear all along. Why he felt the need to play the fake injury game is beyond me.
 
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