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.
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.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!
You never get tired of failing so hard
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...
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.
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.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.
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.
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.
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.
Nole’s fans a little skeptical?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.
At this stage is must be fun, but not exciting, to be a Djokovic fan