Rematch of the thrilling USO SF.
Djokovic in 4?
Djokovic in 4?
He didn't play the match of his life at the U.S. Open and that one was still very close. If Djokovic is just a bit off, Wawrinka can start really pounding groundies. But more likely Djokovic will win in three or four fairly comfortable sets.I just don't see another epic coming here. Wawrinka is a fantastic player, and I think he'll take a set, but he had to play the match of his life last year to even make it close.
Djokovic in 4 is my prediction. Wouldn't be terribly surprised if it was straight sets.
I don't think so. It's heavy, heavy top from both wings, hit with a low-ish trajectory over the net.Wawrinka is insane when he's found his range. He hits ridiculously flat and powerful shots that pummel the lines.
But he won't.
Djokovic in 3.
Payback? Payback for narrowly winning all of their closely-fought matches?Novak will be hyper-ready to get payback against Stan and Stan will be too pressured to repeat his performance from last year, I think. Needs to win the first set to have any chance at least. Novak in 3 tight sets.
Wawrinka aint no Tomic to pretend groin injury! LOLI don't think so. It's heavy, heavy top from both wings, hit with a low-ish trajectory over the net.
People have called him a mini-Soderling, and I agree. He is able to hit as hard off the backhand as Soderling did because of that one-hander giving the extra leverage.
But anyway, Djokovic in 2 (Wawrinka retires with groin injury).
I misspoke, my bad. That said, the 5-setter at the US could have impacted his chances against Rafa in the final, so that phrasing could still work.Payback? Payback for narrowly winning all of their closely-fought matches?
If anything it's Stan that will be hungry for payback.
I think he will be this year though. But Novak at the AO is the second biggest mountain to climb in tennis these days (Nadal at RG being the other).Djokovic in 3 comfortable sets. Wawrinka is overrated.
0-12 against Rafa, 2-15 against Djoker and 1-13 against Federer
He's a good player to beat the one below him but not good enough to REALLY challenge the BIg 3
He was. But he also robbed himself.Stan was robbed against Novak last year. 4-4 and BP in the 5th set:
Sound is out of sync. 4th BP, Stan hits a great return on the line, Novak is in deep trouble but blind line judge calls it out, umpire confirms strongly that it was out, Stan decides not to use his last challenge and Novak goes on to hold.