2023 Wimbledon SF: Novak Djokovic vs. Jannik Sinner

Who wins?


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Eureka

Professional
The emotional energy required to play ND is likely to be a potential drain upon any player, and without sufficient confidence, summoning up the skills needed to play well is a tall order. JS will be disappointed, but I hope he'll take heart from the improved level of play in the 3rd set, and for taking ND to a tb.

ND sails onwards, yet more glory almost within grasp. Simply outstanding to reach his 8th Wimbly final. Bravo.
 

Martin J

Hall of Fame
I'm also of the same thinking and I think even Djokovic would prefer playing Alcaraz over Medvedev.

Despite laying a dud in th semi, there is always and off chance Medvedev get hot in serve and start serving from a three which is what happened at the US Open.

Nole would rather deal with someone who has insane power from his groundstroke than someone who can completely trouble him with insane serving plus good baseline game which is what Medvedev is potentially capable of in any given match.

Alcaraz has a powerful ground game but Djokovic handles that well. Rublev is one power hitter and Nole handled him. Sinner is an even bigger one and Djokovic didn't have much issues with him, especially when his serve is up and down.

Carlos obviously is better than the 2 mentioned but Djokovic would prefer facing him(powerful ground game and consistent on the baseline) than a powerful server which won't be the case with Alcaraz.
Agreed. I am of the opinion that being a superior (of course, we're talking about small margins here) baseliner doesn't give you an advantage on grass if you can't handle your opponents serve well and protect your own, and that's where I see Djoko with a clear (or a big enough) advantage over Carlos. A great example is the 2018 SF Ned vs Djoko, where Ned lost despite being better off the ground, grass (even this post 2000 version of it) simply doesn't reward the baseline game as other surfaces.

Going with Djoko in four, but I think it would be better for the future of this sport if Alcaraz wins, this era (and the tennis world imo) is desperate to have the young champions.
 

Milanez82

Hall of Fame
The emotional energy required to play ND is likely to be a potential drain upon any player, and without sufficient confidence, summoning up the skills needed to play well is a tall order. JS will be disappointed, but I hope he'll take heart from the improved level of play in the 3rd set, and for taking ND to a tb.

ND sails onwards, yet more glory almost within grasp. Simply outstanding to reach his 8th Wimbly final. Bravo.
9th final
 

maupp

Semi-Pro
Agreed. I am of the opinion that being a superior (of course, we're talking about small margins here) baseliner doesn't give you an advantage on grass if you can't handle your opponents serve well and protect your own, and that's where I see Djoko with a clear (or a big enough) advantage over Carlos. A great example is the 2018 SF Ned vs Djoko, where Ned lost despite being better off the ground, grass (even this post 2000 version of it) simply doesn't reward the baseline game as other surfaces.

Going with Djoko in four, but I think it would be better for the future of this sport if Alcaraz wins, this era (and the tennis world imo) is desperate to have the young champions.
Even if he failed to beat him at Wimbledon, Alcaraz would still have a chance to do it at US Open in another big final where I think he'll have significantly higher chance to do so.

Alcaraz has shown being consistent over the course of 9-10 months period for me to believe he'll probably make the final at the US open and might meet Djokovic there for a slam meeting part 3 this year(granted no injuries to him. Knock on wood).
 

bertrevert

Legend
Any pro unhappy with their match so far must be able to troubleshoot their match during their match, otherwise it's not a match. Savvy?

Now what I didn't like to see was the Sinner excessive fist pumps coupled with shoulder shrugs and open hands palms up.

The body language was a rollercoaster of look that was good coupled with what can I do?

Not good enough. Unsure if unprepared or unable to come up with plan b? At this level with only an hour or so of play there's no wriggle room. Sinner look like a player happy to work on tech aspects of his game but not his match problems...
 

Pablo1989

Hall of Fame
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I'm a Nadal fan but this guy is the ultimate alpha. LOL.
 

bertrevert

Legend
I thought the behavior was almost disrespectful to Sinner. Can you imagine Sampras acting like that?
Certainly disrespect crowd and take them on. And to his opponent Sinner I think during the HINDRANCE fiasco he sort of appealed to Sinner? Pretty sure Dj wanted support that he had not hindered. Which was fruitless as it was purely ref decision...
 

BGod

G.O.A.T.
True Final from what Alcaraz has shown. And you got to think Novak held back a bit too.

Sinner clearly >>>Alcaraz on grass.
 
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