When you have three GOATs playing at the same time, there's little chance for an ATG emerging or even one who can win 3 or 4 Slams. We still got that with Murray and Wawrinka. An ATG doesn't truly emerge until their 1st dominant season or when they at least have won about 3 Slams and reached #1. That time is pretty much right the horizon for Alcaraz. Djokovic is in his twilight years and doing amazing things so I don't see how this is bad for tennis. You have plenty of time to see other players win big in the future.Not the wrong man. Same could be said for Federer and Nadal. No one has emerged. Yes, that's not Novak's fault, but it is certainly a problem for the sport, which has no drama at all now that the other two are gone - and didn't really unless two of the three were facing off prior to that - and even then, Novak's biggest threat off of clay was a guy six years older and his only real hurdle on clay was Nadal. Boring watching the same guys "spit the bit" every single time...
All of these people are writing Sinner off, but he still played better than Rune did against Alcaraz. Sinner won a higher percentage of 1st and 2nd serves, net points, receiving points, and had more winners and fewer unforced errors than Rune. So basically Sinner out-statted Rune in every area.Let's not forget that Sinner is still very young. The pressure we put on these players in their early twenties is huge.
Most points in a match are typically forced errors, more than winners and unforced errors, so that's not unusual. If I'm to believe the official Wimbledon stats or some random guy on the internet, I'm taking the official Wimbledon stats.No, the counting is odd. Sinner made many more than that number. They were counted as forced. It's just a way to make the matches look better than they were.
Wimbledon is very generous with how they grade errors. This has been common understanding for a long time.Most points in a match are typically forced errors, more than winners and unforced errors, so that's not unusual. If I'm to believe the official Wimbledon stats or some random guy on the internet, I'm taking the official Wimbledon stats.
Many of us knew this is what Sinner is made of and said so before the match. The sad thing is that aside from the breakpoints and key points he had on serve, he played well, well enough to win and actually had the game to win, but did t have the mental fortitude nor belief. Sad.Sinner was pathetic today when it mattered. Let’s call it what it is. He will never ever get a better draw to an SF than that, plus two days off to recover.
He went backwards in every way from last year.
Ultimately, an exceedingly frustrating loss and one that signifies just how far he is off the top level.
True. I’ve charted a few matches by watching them And almost always the unforced errors that I would come up with would be higher than what the official stats say, but that has happened forever at Wimbledon. If someone is coming to net and even if the passing shot is an easy one, a miss won’t be called an error. Similarly, because there’s no true balance on grass although more so than I used to be, the stats keepers are very generous with the unforced error counts, which logically does make sense.Wimbledon is very generous with how they grade errors. This has been common understanding for a long time.
Jannik Sinner is fantastic, just needs to work on forehand, backhand, slice, movement, first serve, second serve, return game, baseline game, drop shots, intangibles and converting break points.
Sinner is never going to win anything —he just doesn’t have it.I am man, it’s happening too much now. 4/26 break points in the Tsitsipas match at AO and he’s a complete disaster on BPS here
It Will keep on happeningThis happened last year too
Never going to happen—he doesn’t have it. Alcaraz Has already won more than center will win in his career.You’re going to be really surprised today
It get annoying when posters evaluate players not by their level of play but their age. Basically what he want is for us to completely ignore Djokovic's level of play and pretend he sucks because he's 36. He goes on about it like a broken record as if we don't have eyes to see that Djokovic despite his advanced aged(in terms of sport) is still playing at an elite level and still the best around.You have this warped idea that age automatically means a win. It means nothing if the older player is just better than you on every level regardless of age.
This is what I'm saying and been trying to get him to see but he is stuck into this age narrative. Refuses to actually look at the levels and compare them.It get annoying when posters evaluate players not by their level of play but their age. Basically what he want is for us to completely ignore Djokovic's level of play and pretend he sucks because he's 36. He goes on about it like a broken record as if we don't have eyes to see that Djokovic despite his advanced aged(in terms of sport) is still playing at an elite level and still the best around.
I think if Alcaraz is in the same position as Sinner was with a break point and 15-40 lead he'd squander it too to Djokovic. These guys just give away really important points with brain-dead decisions against Novak. Two totally unforced errors by Sinner.Then that just shows that the 20-22 year old's are weak, thanks for proving my point.
If two countries agree, they provide dual citizenship provided citizens of one country wish to gain and is eligible for second citizenship. Usually between friendly countries.No, dual citizenship is allowed. Plenty of Brits (mostly celebrities) have dual British and American citizenship. Don't think the US recognises it though.
It's because it's unfair that a 36 year old man can retrieve shots like he does while also being able to whip out the servebotting of prime Federer in times of great need.This is what I'm saying and been trying to get him to see but he is stuck into this age narrative. Refuses to actually look at the levels and compare them.
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.
I agree it was a disappointing performance, but honestly, this type of sentiment makes me leary about the quality of discussion on these boards. I'm not even a fan, but it's clear Djokovic is playing some phenomenal tennis. Did you see how he was serving today? There's a little bit more to it than keeping the ball in play ha.
So you'd bank on him beating Alcaraz and Hurkacz with his 2022 form? I wouldn't. I don't even think he gets past Hurkacz and he would have had a tougher time with Thompson.Naw he would win wimbledon againsh this field. Are you kidding me? Lol he would breakthrough.
He is just a salty Fed fan with a clear agenda. No matter what happens he will keep spamming the same trash until the end of times.You have this warped idea that age automatically means a win. It means nothing if the older player is just better than you on every level regardless of age.
I regretfully say you have a point.He is just a salty Fed fan with a clear agenda. No matter what happens he will keep spamming the same trash until the end of times.
I'm definitely not hyping. Did you watch the match with Djokovic and Hurkacz?I would you’re hyping up the field.
That serve though. That kind of player is very dangerous to Nadal on grass. It's hard to see 2022 Nadal winning that match against that level of serving.Yes I did. Hurkacz served well. I doubt he will ever serve that well the whole match but his retuned game pretty much sucked.
I'm also of the same thinking and I think even Djokovic would prefer playing Alcaraz over Medvedev.Haha, I think you and me are the only two people on this forum who think that Med will have a better chance, but I believe it would be more challenging for Djokov game-wise as well, he doesn't need someone who has the patience to counter-punch him to death at this age. Plus, he already has the experience of beating him in the finals.