2024 Miami Open ATP Master's 1000 SF - [3] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) v/s [2] Jannik Sinner (ITA)

Win prediction


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mike danny

Bionic Poster
No need to be afraid of Carlos on clay yet. Sinner can beat him. But i also think Carlos can beat him especially at slams specially Wimbledon. Don't underestimate tiny at Wimbledon. He crushed everyone before final last year.
Alcaraz will have to defy a lot of history though. He'll have to be the first non Big 3 since Kuerten in 2001 to defend a slam title if he is to reclaim Wimb.
 

Baseline_Bungle

Hall of Fame
True, but I mean from a tactical or technical standpoint.
He's made several adjustments - in his first couple of wins he was serve & volleying a ton, going for the short angles to get Med out of his comfort zone, and overall just forcing himself to up the aggression to the max. But as Sinner always says, it's a constant chess game, made of adjustments and counter-adjustments. In this match, for example, I got the impression he was purposefully rallying hard down the middle a lot, just trying to take away the angles, and probably feeling like he had the edge as far as pure pace and solidity from the back (which he obviously did).

Then, of course, Sinner's game has just overall grown in every area of the game, starting from the serve.

Still, I continue to feel the mental component is paramount, and once that psychological dynamic started to shift, it was always gonna be tough for Med. In fact, I just heard Sinner's interview on Italian TV, and he stressed how he really wanted to start strong in both sets. That to me validates what I was saying above - i.e.he knows that he is now in Med's head and that it will all be downhill if he can just step onto his throat right away.
 

Vincent-C

Hall of Fame
He's made several adjustments - in his first couple of wins he was serve & volleying a ton, going for the short angles to get Med out of his comfort zone, and overall just forcing himself to up the aggression to the max. But as Sinner always says, it's a constant chess game, made of adjustments and counter-adjustments. In this match, for example, I got the impression he was purposefully rallying hard down the middle a lot, just trying to take away the angles, and probably feeling like he had the edge as far as pure pace and solidity from the back (which he obviously did).

Then, of course, Sinner's game has just overall grown in every area of the game, starting from the serve.

Still, I continue to feel the mental component is paramount, and once that psychological dynamic started to shift, it was always gonna be tough for Med. In fact, I just heard Sinner's interview on Italian TV, and he stressed how he really wanted to start strong in both sets. That to me validates what I was saying above - i.e.he knows that he is now in Med's head and that it will all be downhill if he can just step onto his throat right away.
Yes, very hard and up the middle did seem to be an effective part of Sinner's gameplan.
For now he's got Med's number, but I bet that guy will be around.
 

Phenomenal

Hall of Fame
Ofc he’ll defeat Carlos. He only lost to him last week because he played B minus level which we can both agree. And even with his B minus level he gave A level Alcaraz a breadstick.
You can't have your A level if Carlos doesn't allow you in his favourite court. Simple as that really and i agree Sinner was bad in third.
 

dking68

Legend
You can't have your A level if Carlos doesn't allow you in his favourite court. Simple as that really and i agree Sinner was bad in third.
Sinner played B level plain and simple while Carlos played A level and still got a breadstick. Therefore Sinner at his A level defeats Carlos in straight sets. I’m not continuing this discussion
 

Phenomenal

Hall of Fame
Sinner played B level plain and simple while Carlos played A level and still got a breadstick. Therefore Sinner at his A level defeats Carlos in straight sets. I’m not continuing this discussion
You are fanboying and ok, idc if you don't and i like Sinner more though i'm not a fan like you. If Sinner wins everytime easily even on Carlos's best conditions then there will not be rivalry.
 

dking68

Legend
You are fanboying and ok, idc if you don't and i like Sinner more though i'm not a fan like you. If Sinner wins everytime easily even on Carlos's best conditions then there will not be rivalry.
It’s a rivalry for now. Alcaraz has peaked, Sinner hasn’t. That’s why it’s a rivalry. When Sinner peaks, it’s over. And on all surfaces as well.
 

Vincent-C

Hall of Fame
If Sinner can continue to improve his movement he'll be on top for awhile, I think. I still see a little Lendl in
those feet.
 

Vincent-C

Hall of Fame
And to be fair, he's kinda turned around ALL the historically unfavorable matchups (Tsits, Djoko, Rune). The only one missing, ironically, is Big Z, who may well be the final boss on Sunday...
Dim to take out Z in another big upset. No call on the final.
 
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mike danny

Bionic Poster
He's made several adjustments - in his first couple of wins he was serve & volleying a ton, going for the short angles to get Med out of his comfort zone, and overall just forcing himself to up the aggression to the max. But as Sinner always says, it's a constant chess game, made of adjustments and counter-adjustments. In this match, for example, I got the impression he was purposefully rallying hard down the middle a lot, just trying to take away the angles, and probably feeling like he had the edge as far as pure pace and solidity from the back (which he obviously did).

Then, of course, Sinner's game has just overall grown in every area of the game, starting from the serve.

Still, I continue to feel the mental component is paramount, and once that psychological dynamic started to shift, it was always gonna be tough for Med. In fact, I just heard Sinner's interview on Italian TV, and he stressed how he really wanted to start strong in both sets. That to me validates what I was saying above - i.e.he knows that he is now in Med's head and that it will all be downhill if he can just step onto his throat right away.
Guy beat Med from 2-0 down in his first ever slam final. If there ever any mental shackles, they have been disposed of.
 

dking68

Legend
He did, as I said, and was understandably feeling the moment. But Med also played great - and caught him off guard with the totally uncharacteristic all-out attack plan.
He didn’t. Sinner played his first slam final. He capitalized on an inexperienced opponent for 2 sets.
 

Rovesciarete

Hall of Fame
He did, as I said, and was understandably feeling the moment. But Med also played great - and caught him off guard with the totally uncharacteristic all-out attack plan.

It almost seemed a repeat of the Novak-Jannik match in the AO. Tried to go very big but overshot also big time. Word for him in Turin, worked for Mad in the first two AO final sets but backfired terribly the next time…

Quite fascinating how mountain man has caused/forced such a tactical switch in two brilliant hardcourt players.
 

NaDjoFed

Rookie
37 year old Djokovic won’t win any slams this year. Sinner will win his second GS title this year - the question is where? Wimbledon? Or USO?

Why not Roland Garros. I think he will do very well on clay this year. Last year was terrible but was mainly due to an injury in Barcelona. He can get crazy lots of points in Madrid, Rome and Rolland Garros since last year he was terrible
 

Vincent-C

Hall of Fame
Why not Roland Garros. I think he will do very well on clay this year. Last year was terrible but was mainly due to an injury in Barcelona. He can get crazy lots of points in Madrid, Rome and Rolland Garros since last year he was terrible
I don't think Sinner will win RG this year, but agree he could / will have a nice CC season.
He's feeling his oats..
 
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