2023 Wimbledon QF: Novak Djokovic vs. Andrey Rublev

Who wins?


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I don't think Novak is playing poor per se.

He has 55 winners + forced errors to only 9 unforced errors so far and hits the ball pretty well. That's monstrous.

But he is insanely inefficient. Gives Rublev too much margin to play with him like it's a clay match. His own serve games should be much tighter and his return should give Rublev a lot more trouble
 

jl809

Hall of Fame
This was the match we were expecting now. That disaster on the BPs in set 2 and 3 were curtains for the small boy
 

joekapa

Legend
Rublev is 11 years younger. He had a day off.
Yet he looks MORE tired.
This is what I dislike about Next gen. Sure you might lack skill, but at least put in the physical work.
How can a player 10-15 years older than you be fitter?
The RG SF had a 16 yr age gap and Alcaraz cramped first...LOL.
Rublev doesn't look tired at all....He has to be one of the fittest on the tour.
 

TennisFan3

Talk Tennis Guru
Sinner is waiting for the inevitable as well. I know people love sinner on this board but his serve will be exposed.
Yep. Sinner's serve is too weak right now. Cahill has him changing the technique for long term success. But in the short term it's wrecking havoc on Sinner's game.
Novak will break at willy nilly.
 
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Deleted member 765728

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Rublev has been great and brave so far, but his backhand can't hold up and he eventually loses the CC exchanges, leaving Djoko with an easy/attackable ball. Sinner should be a much more formidable opponent, Djovak can't bully him the same way.
 

guga_fan

Professional
Yep. Sinner's serve is too weak right now. Cahill has him changing the technique for long term success. But in the short term it's wrecking havoc on Sinner's game.
Novak will break at willy nilly.
Didn’t he change his serve technique just recently?
 

HashDump

Semi-Pro
Rublev is 11 years younger. He had a day off.
Yet he looks MORE tired.
This is what I dislike about Next gen. Sure you might lack skill, but at least put in the physical work.
How can a player 10-15 years older than you be fitter?
The RG SF had a 16 yr age gap and Alcaraz cramped first...LOL.
If you don't eat meat your stamina is something else.
 
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