2023 Wimbledon SF: Novak Djokovic vs. Jannik Sinner

Who wins?


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ibbi

G.O.A.T.
It is what Rublev said it is just that in the defining moments of the match Novak plays where more solid than his opponents who tend to tighten whereas he locks down 9 times out of 10.
This was not lockdown, these were easy unforced errors, more often than not with the entire court open. What he did at Roland Garros in all those tiebreakers was great. The only great thing he did today was that second serve after the noise from the crowd.
 

Krish872007

Talk Tennis Guru
One more time for good measure:

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paolo2143

Professional
Sinner is a bum. None of these guys are capable of playing any kind of special tennis. Djokovic just keeps the ball in play and these guys all implode. I mean a geriatric Federer had match points against a better version of Djokovic 4 years ago and these young guns can’t even take a set. It’s ****ing pitiful.
Laughable if it was so easy to keep ball in play everyone would be a champion. Novak hits the lines time and time again and when the pressure is on he handles it way better than the likes of Roger ever did. In terms of mental toughness along with Rafa and peak Borg he must be one of all time greats
 

robert.s

Professional
Alcaraz is no doubt the best player of current next gen by a solid distance, that's for sure. Quite positively impressed with his grass game so far.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Laughable if it was so easy to keep ball in play everyone would be a champion. Novak hits the lines time and time again and when the pressure is on he handles it way better than the likes of Roger ever did. In terms of mental toughness along with Rafa and peak Borg he must be one of all time greats
Poor Roger, how would he handle the pressure against the likes of Jannik Sinner?
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
Laughable if it was so easy to keep ball in play everyone would be a champion. Novak hits the lines time and time again and when the pressure is on he handles it way better than the likes of Roger ever did. In terms of mental toughness along with Rafa and peak Borg he must be one of all time greats

Sinner is a complete mug though. Those second serves by novak on break point where just pathetic.
 
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mike danny

Bionic Poster
Alcaraz is no doubt the best player of current next gen by a solid distance, that's for sure. Quite positively impressed with his grass game so far.
Let's wait until the final concludes first. I don't think he is above the Next Gen when it comes to disappointing against Djokovic.
 

Lleytonstation

Talk Tennis Guru
You gotta admire Murray. After getting his butt kicked relentlessly by the Big 3 early on, he still persevered and won slams.

These guys pretty much give up after one tough loss.
They are conditioned to by society.

Think about how many people hype them up. They themselves start to believe they are great and it should come easy.

Just a weak generation of humans
 

paolo2143

Professional
Not sure who will be tougher match. I mean Carlos is certainly pumped for a rematch and is one of few who might be able to take it mentally to Novak but not sure on grass. Med is so unpredictable that he could be a real threat if he turns up but he is also more likely to get a beating if he is off.
 

robert.s

Professional
Not sure who will be tougher match. I mean Carlos is certainly pumped for a rematch and is one of few who might be able to take it mentally to Novak but not sure on grass. Med is so unpredictable that he could be a real threat if he turns up but he is also more likely to get a beating if he is off.

I think Alcaraz is a tougher match-up for Djokovic. He's been growing into the tournament nicely imo.
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
Not sure who will be tougher match. I mean Carlos is certainly pumped for a rematch and is one of few who might be able to take it mentally to Novak but not sure on grass. Med is so unpredictable that he could be a real threat if he turns up but he is also more likely to get a beating if he is off.

I rather not see med in the final. Novak was always the clear favorite here before the tournament but i rather see alca in the final.
 

maupp

Semi-Pro
Laughable if it was so easy to keep ball in play everyone would be a champion. Novak hits the lines time and time again and when the pressure is on he handles it way better than the likes of Roger ever did. In terms of mental toughness along with Rafa and peak Borg he must be one of all time greats
I'd advise you to not bother responding at those type of comments. They show posters ignorance and lack of understanding about the game. If someone thinks Djokovic just put the ball back in play and his opponents are imploding on their own, then better let them. It's pointless trying to reason with ignorant lots like those.
 

Tweener

Semi-Pro
Not sure who will be tougher match. I mean Carlos is certainly pumped for a rematch and is one of few who might be able to take it mentally to Novak but not sure on grass mud. Med is so unpredictable that he could be a real threat if he turns up but he is also more likely to get a beating if he is off.
Fixed it. The court looks like a muddy mess under this roof.
 

zvelf

Hall of Fame
Huh? Massive string of unforced errors. How the heck does the Wimbledon scoreboard have Sinner at 35 unforced for the match?!? Sinner gifted this to Djoker, plain and simple.
Sinner had 34 unforced errors the entire match. That's about 11 per set, which is not bad at all. And despite claims of Sinner sucking at net here, he won 22 of 29 points at net (76%), which is also pretty good. Djokovic, in comparison, won 68% at net. Sinner did stink in the tiebreaker, but over the course of the match, he mainly just lost the most important points, which is par for the course against Djokovic.
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
Sinner had 34 unforced errors the entire match. That's about 11 per set, which is not bad at all. And despite claims of Sinner sucking at net here, he won 22 of 29 points at net (76%), which is also pretty good. Djokovic, in comparison, won 68% at net. Sinner did stink in the tiebreaker, but over the course of the match, he mainly just lost the most important points, which is par for the course against Djokovic.

He missed important points on second serves. You trying to save face for your guy. Sinner was pathetic today. It’s easier to serve freely when you have no pressure and the guy already has a break on you.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Well, at least the comparisons with Fed can finally end. Neither FAA nor Sinner have done jack squat by Fed's 2003 age and he was even a late bloomer.
 

nolefam_2024

Talk Tennis Guru
Djokovic at AO 10 finals - they forced him to sit out of 11th.

Wimby 9 finals - they stopped Wimbledon during his current unbeaten run due to covid.

Us open 9 finals - Djokovic got defaulted, forced him to sit out for 10th.

This guy is so much better than fedal and the gap is just increasing each slam.
 

Pheasant

Legend
Quite honestly, the race among the Big 3 is over and my guy clearly lost now. Given that, I want Djoker to break Court's record of 24. She needs to go down.

Here's a recap of Djoker's records. They are absolutely ridiculous. I should really wait until Sunday to post it. But here goes anyway:

23 slam titles
Boxed set of Masters. Nobody else has done it. But he's done it twice
Triple Career Grand Slam
38 Msters titles
6 WTF titles(tied with Federer)
389 weeks at #1
7+ majors at 2 slams
34 slam finals
7+ finals at all 4 majors
8+ finals in 3 majors
10+ semis at each Grand Slam
81+ match wins at each Grand Slam
13 hard court Grand Slams
12 different years ranked #1
31 straight Masters match wins
12 straight Masters finals won
4 straight WTF titles
winner of the WTF in 3 different decades
completed Career Grand slam in his 20s and also did it in his 30s
3 winning streaks of 27 matches at majors
won 34 5-set matches in slams

This guy is absolutely ridiculous.
 

tudwell

G.O.A.T.
Let's not forget that Sinner is still very young. The pressure we put on these players in their early twenties is huge.
I’ll reserve ultimate judgment on him because of this, but unless he does a complete 180 with his mental game at some point, I don’t think he’ll win a major.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
It’s always funny when an ATG has a problem against a player that most other top players don’t find anything like as difficult to play. Like Djoker vs Stan, Nadal vs Brown. Don’t think Fed has one really
Well, Fed played likea dumbass against Delpo if that counts.
 
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