ATP 250 Stockholm Final: [4]Denis Shapovalov(CAN) v Filip Krajinovic(SRB)

Who wins?

  • Denis in 2

    Votes: 6 37.5%
  • Denis in 3

    Votes: 6 37.5%
  • Filip in 2

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • Filip in 3

    Votes: 2 12.5%

  • Total voters
    16
  • Poll closed .

James P

Hall of Fame
Can Denis finally get his breakthrough? Krajinovic, in his third career ATP final, has also never won a title. Can he finally win??
 
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prairiegirl

Hall of Fame
I've never seen Krajinovic play, so it's hard for me to say. But, I think mentally Denis needed to show himself he could do it. Perhaps the final will be mentally easier. Either way he wins. He goes up in the rankings. He's playing much better, and his confidence is going up too. Interesting in that only his physio was in the stands with him this week. No coach. Maybe he's just working with Youzhny from a distance?
 

James P

Hall of Fame
I haven't seen a Krajinovic match all week. Not really sure how he's playing. That said, sight unseen, going only on match scores, I'd say Denis is in better form coming in.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I haven't seen a Krajinovic match all week. Not really sure how he's playing. That said, sight unseen, going only on match scores, I'd say Denis is in better form coming in.
Krajinovic has a comfort zone indoor in Europe during the fall. His first final was Paris-Bercy’17 from qualifying.

Shapo should be the winner if he can avoid beating himself. Kraj will grind and force the extra shot while keeping errors to a minimum.

Denis in three.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Krajinovic has the advantage of having played in 2 ATP finals already (including a Masters 1000) whilst this will be Denis' maiden outing at an ATP final. Will he overcome nerves to focus on playing his best tennis or will his older opponent put his greater experience to use to grab an ATP title at 3rd time of asking?
 

danglarND2010

New User
Hopefully it won't take 8 tries to win his first final like it did with his semifinals. Krajinovic will probably win this
 

Yoneyama

Professional
I am going for Shapovalov but I am a bit paranoid that Krajinovic's "restraint" will get him the win. Krajinovic isn't the most consistent player but he can play solid, deep, 75% pace shots with good topspin all day long IF the ball is given to him. If Denis can move him around I think he can win easy as Krajinovic's movement is a pretty big weakness imo, especially forward movement.
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
I could not find a trace of the Shapo match today on TC. Murray was the focus, and with him playing Wawrinka tomorrow I suppose it is logical that we won't see much of Shapo tomorrow. Since Murray and Waw have earned a great deal of respect by doing something no one else has been able to do, win multiple slams in the Big 3 era, that focus is not unreasonable, but if the Menace wins tomorrow, he won't get the attention he would otherwise get, which is a shame.
 

romeo8880

G.O.A.T.
Popyrin, Stebe, Sugita, Krajinovic. There should be an asterisk next to Shapovalov’s name if this is his first “title.”
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Professional
It's about time! How many years has it been since he showed such great promise? 3 years? Here's hoping he will finally up his game and live up to his early promise! :) Congrats Denis! :)
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
It's about time! How many years has it been since he showed such great promise? 3 years? Here's hoping he will finally up his game and live up to his early promise! :) Congrats Denis! :)
One of his many SFs was in March at Miami. Unfortunately, he was in fedr’s side of the draw instead of the Isner side.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Wow. Shapo was explosive to say the least in this final.o_O Coming into this match 92% first serve points won and in final 93%; the devastating first serve game that Shapo has needed and I thought might never quite happen at his height. At 20.5 years old @prairiegirl back on track and then some and Shapo Momma absent at event.
And trolls thinking this was just fast courts propping up the Shapo serve game look at theeesee:
1. 44% return points won for the week
2. A goaty 37%+ on first return points drove the high number
3. 52% BP converted
4. Broke in 35% of games

Won 58% of points for the week.
 

romeo8880

G.O.A.T.
Wow. Shapo was explosive to say the least in this final.o_O Coming into this match 92% first serve points won and in final 93%; the devastating first serve game that Shapo has needed and I thought might never quite happen at his height. At 20.5 years old @prairiegirl back on track and then some and Shapo Momma absent at event.
And trolls thinking this was just fast courts propping up the Shapo serve game look at theeesee:
1. 44% return points won for the week
2. A goaty 37%+ on first return points drove the high number
3. 52% BP converted
4. Broke in 35% of games

Won 58% of points for the week.


Don’t forget the gauntlet of highly ranked players he had to play this week. :cool:
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Way to go Denis, finally landing his maiden ATP title at his 1st attempt! Hopefully this will give him the confident boost he needs to start winning more. Congrats!!! :)

He now joins a list of 15 players who have won their maiden titles in the 2019 season. Are we likely to see anymore before this season ends?
 
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gogo

Hall of Fame
While it might have been an easy draw for Denis, he was clinical (well, almost clinical) in that final match. That was inspiring to behold. Again, he had focus. I love to the focus he's had over the past number of months. He's looked determined.

Shapo will always be prone to UEs, but he seemed much more methodical about his point construction in this final (and the whole tournament). Impressive. The question now is can he keep in up?
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
Wow. Shapo was explosive to say the least in this final.o_O Coming into this match 92% first serve points won and in final 93%; the devastating first serve game that Shapo has needed and I thought might never quite happen at his height. At 20.5 years old @prairiegirl back on track and then some and Shapo Momma absent at event.
And trolls thinking this was just fast courts propping up the Shapo serve game look at theeesee:
1. 44% return points won for the week
2. A goaty 37%+ on first return points drove the high number
3. 52% BP converted
4. Broke in 35% of games

Won 58% of points for the week.
But I'll tell you what blows my mind: TC did not show one full point of the match. Before Murray and Waw it was all a couple women's matches. I find this astounding because this kid when he plays like this has a ton of talent and is so watchable. He has just what almost everyone else young does not have, an explosive, aggressive game, plus the beautiful 1HBH. Note also that he is now listed as 6'1", so he has grown more and now is listed as the same height as Pete, Federer and Nadal. I don't think another 1/2 inch growth is out of the question.

And so often the guys with the most aggressive, alpha games develop slower.
 

James P

Hall of Fame
I don't recall a single Stockholm match all week live. There was a replayed match or two, but nothing live.
 

mental midget

Hall of Fame
While it might have been an easy draw for Denis, he was clinical (well, almost clinical) in that final match. That was inspiring to behold. Again, he had focus. I love to the focus he's had over the past number of months. He's looked determined.

Shapo will always be prone to UEs, but he seemed much more methodical about his point construction in this final (and the whole tournament). Impressive. The question now is can he keep in up?
focus does seem good. he takes huge cuts and every swing looks like a ufe waiting to happen...but when he’s clicking the plus side is he can do damage and has the weapons to take even top guys out of their comfort zone.

still very young, lots of tennis ahead of him. interesting player to have in the mix, whether you’re a fan or not. he’s showing a willingness to come in and as he gets more proficient at the net he’ll win more points without having to take quite so much risk off the ground all the time.
 

Krish0608

Hall of Fame
Denis has the meanest groundstrokes among all of the Next-Gen. His FH is massive and he can really rip those backhands. He is not too bad at the net. Now if he can learn to get all these individual pieces of his game working together, we are looking at a multi-slam champion.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
But I'll tell you what blows my mind: TC did not show one full point of the match. Before Murray and Waw it was all a couple women's matches. I find this astounding because this kid when he plays like this has a ton of talent and is so watchable. He has just what almost everyone else young does not have, an explosive, aggressive game, plus the beautiful 1HBH. Note also that he is now listed as 6'1", so he has grown more and now is listed as the same height as Pete, Federer and Nadal. I don't think another 1/2 inch growth is out of the question.

And so often the guys with the most aggressive, alpha games develop slower.
Tennis Channel is the root of all evil. Shapo is pure. I'll have to watch and see if he's lying about his height.:eek:
 
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