2023 Wimbledon SF: Novak Djokovic vs. Jannik Sinner

Who wins?


  • Total voters
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  • Poll closed .

UnforcedTerror

Hall of Fame
Sinner gets his chance to have his revenge. Let's see if Djoko allows it.

I'm glad Djokovic is getting two rest days to recharge and catch his breath. The last three days have been brutal for him, two youngsters playing at the top of their abilities and it's not getting any easier.

They absolutely gave him the worst draw possible.

I expect the match against Sinner to be the same as the one against Rublev, rallies, bombs and massive forehands. Djokovic will need to bring the heat again just to make to the final.

Disgusst.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
They absolutely gave him the worst draw possible.
Laughably weak draw compared to legit difficult draws:

Kuerten 1997 RG: Muster in R3, Medvedev in R4, Kafelnikov in QF, Bruguera in F (all of them RG finalists or champions)

Goran - Wimbledon 2001: Johnson ,Moya, Roddick, Rusedski, Safin, Henman and Rafter. (4 GS winners and 2 home players. Can't be harder than this).

Edberg 1992 USO:

R1 - Mattar
R2 - Hlasek
R3 - Svensson
R4 - Krajicek
QF - Lendl
SF - Chang
F - Sampras

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Anyway, Djokovic in four, Sinner will probably win set one and fade.
 

TheNachoMan

Legend
Laughably weak draw compared to legit difficult draws:

Kuerten 1997 RG: Muster in R3, Medvedev in R4, Kafelnikov in QF, Bruguera in F (all of them RG finalists or champions)

Goran - Wimbledon 2001: Johnson ,Moya, Roddick, Rusedski, Safin, Henman and Rafter. (4 GS winners and 2 home players. Can't be harder than this).

Edberg 1992 USO:

R1 - Mattar
R2 - Hlasek
R3 - Svensson
R4 - Krajicek
QF - Lendl
SF - Chang
F - Sampras

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Anyway, Djokovic in four, Sinner will probably win set one and fade.
Hurkacz-Rublev-Sinner-Alcaraz/Med is about as tough as you can get now. This would be a very impressive win from Novak if he does do it.
 

Musterrific

Hall of Fame
Laughably weak draw compared to legit difficult draws:

Kuerten 1997 RG: Muster in R3, Medvedev in R4, Kafelnikov in QF, Bruguera in F (all of them RG finalists or champions)

Goran - Wimbledon 2001: Johnson ,Moya, Roddick, Rusedski, Safin, Henman and Rafter. (4 GS winners and 2 home players. Can't be harder than this).

Edberg 1992 USO:

R1 - Mattar
R2 - Hlasek
R3 - Svensson
R4 - Krajicek
QF - Lendl
SF - Chang
F - Sampras

-------------------------

Anyway, Djokovic in four, Sinner will probably win set one and fade.
Now those were draws from hell.
 

Rago

Hall of Fame
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Djokovic in 4 or 5, most likely.
 
2 days off is key for Djokovic here. I think that will give him enough time to recover physically and prepare tactically for this tough one.

Sinner playing great but hasn’t properly been tested yet. Djokovic in 4!
 
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Jack the Hack

Hall of Fame
In the poll, I picked Sinner to win in 4 sets. However, that's more from my heart than my head. I just really want to see the kid break through and win one of these majors.

Djoker leads the head-to-head 2-0. Obviously, they had a 5 setter last year where Sinner won the first two sets and then faded. Sinner also rolled his ankle in that match and was injured for a couple weeks after the event. Hopefully, both guys are 100% fit for the whole battle this time and we can get a classic. Old guard versus new guard has been the storyline for the past decade, and the old guard just keeps winning. I'd love for that to change.
 

maupp

Semi-Pro
This has the potential to be a great match. Both players can bring it from the baseline. Sinner hard hitting vs Djokovic's placement. This game potentially being great depends on Sinner's serve. If he brings it then we might have a heck of a game but if his serve goes AWOL then the game will quickly turn underwhelming. We know that Djokovic will show up, it's up to Sinner to bring out his best for this game.

Hopefully we get a great one.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Sinner gets his chance to have his revenge. Let's see if Djoko allows it.

I'm glad Djokovic is getting two rest days to recharge and catch his breath. The last three days have been brutal for him, two youngsters playing at the top of their abilities and it's not getting any easier.

They absolutely gave him the worst draw possible.

I expect the match against Sinner to be the same as the one against Rublev, rallies, bombs and massive forehands. Djokovic will need to bring the heat again just to make to the final.

Disgusst.
We must all think of the best stretegy to beat novak and send it in to Darren Cahill. this boring baseliner novak must be stopped
 

Kralingen

Talk Tennis Guru
Hope it’s a great one but I don’t think Sinner can cross the finish line. He will be right there with Novak from the baseline but I just don’t like his forecourt game or serve. If I could trust either of those I’d feel a lot better but you can’t.

He can however soften Djoko up for the real challenge in Carlos, and that is what we should watch for. Softening the Djoker up.
 
Sinner has only played on centre court once this tournament and that was first round. It could take him a bit of time to adjust to that. I expect a great battle though and feel sinner is ready to go toe to toe with Djokovic.

Djokovic is very tough to stop when he gets to this stage though. It all depends how sinner holds up mentally as he has the game to really challenge him. Looking forward to this.
 
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Martin J

Hall of Fame
Laughably weak draw compared to legit difficult draws:

Kuerten 1997 RG: Muster in R3, Medvedev in R4, Kafelnikov in QF, Bruguera in F (all of them RG finalists or champions)

Goran - Wimbledon 2001: Johnson ,Moya, Roddick, Rusedski, Safin, Henman and Rafter. (4 GS winners and 2 home players. Can't be harder than this).

Edberg 1992 USO:

R1 - Mattar
R2 - Hlasek
R3 - Svensson
R4 - Krajicek
QF - Lendl
SF - Chang
F - Sampras

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Anyway, Djokovic in four, Sinner will probably win set one and fade.
Wilander - 1982 FO also

Beat Lendl, Noah, Clerc and Vilas to win the title. Three of these guys were either former or the future FO champions, and Clerc reached two SFs, pretty amazing for his first ever main draw at Roland Garros.
 

top10

Semi-Pro
Sinner should win in straights or in 4 max (and this is a tall order). I do not see him surviving a 5 set war with Djokovic…
I voted Novak in 4
 

Eureka

Professional
I like Sinner and his game. He is one of the 'bright young things' on tour and I anticipate that he he will flourish and achieve many wonderful things. There is no reason why he should not win this SF on the basis that anything is possible in life.

That said, he is up against an in-form Djokovic who is eyeing yet more glory, and seeking his 8th Wimbly crown. It will take enormous physical/ emotional energy to play him, let alone beat him and the very best skills and strategy to out-manoeuvre him consistently over 5 sets if required.

There is no doubt that Sinner continues to improve, which is impressive. But so does Djokovic, not resting on his laurels. A master strategist, he contextualises better than most players. If Sinner wants to give himself a chance, he better practice his breathing and focusing techniques - the nerves are likely to be shot under the pressure.

Djokovic in 4
 
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Hitman

Bionic Poster
This could be Off The Chain.

Sinner was the closest to defeating Djokovic in the last three years on grass. This is a big threat to Djokovic's reign, Sinner does have the firepower. I expect Djokovic to be fully ready this time, he cannot afford to take this match lightly in any way. Djokovic is the favorite, but I will not be surprised if the upset happens.
 

Waves

Semi-Pro
Man, some of you people, I swear haven’t been watching or playing tennis. Novak is a 7x WB champion, 23GS winner, going for unbreakable records, and cygs…and you are blowing smoke up Sinners pipe like he’s peaking Pete? What are you smoking? Or is it something else you attempt to portray? I challenge one of you to say you would bet any amount on Sinner, and make it believable.

Djoke in 4, and only because he has a guy reading ttw, and knows he has to somehow make his competition look…well…like competition.
 

Djokodal Fan

Hall of Fame
Djokovic slight favorite. I hope he doesn't have blip moments like he had against Rublev. He simply can't afford that. He needs to be in lockdown mode right from game 1.

I expect djokovic to wrap the business in 4 sets.2 sets will be very tight. Eventually he will break the will of sinner. If it goes to 5, definitely Djokovic. I don't think Sinner is capable of marathon matches yet.
 

Vincent-C

Hall of Fame
Laughably weak draw compared to legit difficult draws:

Kuerten 1997 RG: Muster in R3, Medvedev in R4, Kafelnikov in QF, Bruguera in F (all of them RG finalists or champions)

Goran - Wimbledon 2001: Johnson ,Moya, Roddick, Rusedski, Safin, Henman and Rafter. (4 GS winners and 2 home players. Can't be harder than this).

Edberg 1992 USO:

R1 - Mattar
R2 - Hlasek
R3 - Svensson
R4 - Krajicek
QF - Lendl
SF - Chang
F - Sampras

-------------------------

Anyway, Djokovic in four, Sinner will probably win set one and fade.
Edberg USO '92 was an impressive feat. Man..
 

Vincent-C

Hall of Fame
Man, some of you people, I swear haven’t been watching or playing tennis. Novak is a 7x WB champion, 23GS winner, going for unbreakable records, and cygs…and you are blowing smoke up Sinners pipe like he’s peaking Pete? What are you smoking? Or is it something else you attempt to portray? I challenge one of you to say you would bet any amount on Sinner, and make it believable.

Djoke in 4, and only because he has a guy reading ttw, and knows he has to somehow make his competition look…well…like competition.
Sinner has the talent for a big upset. I don't know if it will happen against Djok here, though I wouldn't be that surprised.
 
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