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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Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
I think that in the end it will be beneficial for Nole that the US keeps its vaccine mandate, so he doesn‘t have to make the choice to participate in Indian Wells and Miami.
That hamstring needs to heal completely, and this prevents Nole from taking the risk of aggravating this dangerous injury.
 

Krish872007

Talk Tennis Guru
One thing Tommy Paul might have going for him is that Djokovic has never played him before. An element of surprise is the only way to snatch a set
 

Krish872007

Talk Tennis Guru
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Legend!

Still watch re-runs of some of his Wimbledon finals. What an immense display of serving each time
 

weakera

Talk Tennis Guru
I think that in the end it will be beneficial for Nole that the US keeps its vaccine mandate, so he doesn‘t have to make the choice to participate in Indian Wells and Miami.
That hamstring needs to heal completely, and this prevents Nole from taking the risk of aggravating this dangerous injury.

Another blessing in disguise for Djokovic. His barking hammy will need to repair to full strength if he is to have a decent season.
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
you have to be SO BAD to lose the first two sets 6-1, 6-2 in windy conditions against Djokovic, of all people
 

Blahovic

Professional
That was really mediocre by Rublev. Obviously Djokovic is the best in the world but you can at least disrupt him a bit.
 

bnjkn

Professional
Agree with everything but the bold part
Well, not an all time great or even great like peak Wawrinka or Murray, but he was playing at a very high level. You don't 6-1, 6-2 a player like that, that's not normal. I was just giving Djokovic credit where credit is due.
 

The_Order

G.O.A.T.
"Love playing in these conditions"

Please... you were cracking it all night due to the conditions... surely had nothing to do with your opponent..
 

middleballs

Semi-Pro
Like so many others, I voted Nole in 3. But this is just ridiculous, I thought at least Rublev would be able to make one of the first two sets competitive.
 

Krish872007

Talk Tennis Guru
Maybe worth dispelling some of the myths around the injury situation:

- He has not claimed it as a serious or debilitating injury, simply that he had an issue with it and it partially impact movement
- He has worked with his team to find a solution and work 'through' the pain, and clearly whatever they are doing is having positive effect
- In the last match he said he "didn't feel anything". That doesn't necessarily mean it's healed, and if you watch enough of his matches you can work out quite quickly which aspects of his movement are slightly down from where they normally would be
- He's winning comfortably because he is that much better than the field. He has more weapons /variety than most of the tour and has proven to be extremely comfortable in these conditions, should not be a surprise. If anything, he plays much more aggressively and efficiently now, which is something NextGen is utterly clueless about anyway. They are more familiar with baseline grinding
- Overcoming injury /adversity and winning a Slam is not some alien concept, its been done before by others as well. I think about Rafa at RG last year (foot had to be numbed, still beat 4 Top 10 players) and in 2014, Roger at AO 2017 and Wimbledon 2012 (back injury sustained both times, recorded epic wins over the rest of the Big 4 and more). The greats will find a way to get it done
 

The_Order

G.O.A.T.
Maybe worth dispelling some of the myths around the injury situation:

- He has not claimed it as a serious or debilitating injury, simply that he had an issue with it and it partially impact movement

LOL he literally just said he's been connected more to machines than anything or anyone else in the world .. but it's not serious :-D
 

Rozroz

G.O.A.T.
Maybe worth dispelling some of the myths around the injury situation:

- He has not claimed it as a serious or debilitating injury, simply that he had an issue with it and it partially impact movement
- He has worked with his team to find a solution and work 'through' the pain, and clearly whatever they are doing is having positive effect
- In the last match he said he "didn't feel anything". That doesn't necessarily mean it's healed, and if you watch enough of his matches you can work out quite quickly which aspects of his movement are slightly down from where they normally would be
- He's winning comfortably because he is that much better than the field. He has more weapons /variety than most of the tour and has proven to be extremely comfortable in these conditions, should not be a surprise. If anything, he plays much more aggressively and efficiently now, which is something NextGen is utterly clueless about anyway. They are more familiar with baseline grinding
- Overcoming injury /adversity and winning a Slam is not some alien concept, its been done before by others as well. I think about Rafa at RG last year (foot had to be numbed, still beat 4 Top 10 players) and in 2014, Roger at AO 2017 and Wimbledon 2012 (back injury sustained both times, recorded epic wins over the rest of the Big 4 and more). The greats will find a way to get it done

egg-zactly!
 
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