ATP M1000 Paris 2023

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Underdog

Professional
At this point Alcaraz is paying the price for both terrible consistency and that lunatic attending fee at Basel.
I didn’t want Djokovic to get yet another YE#1, but he surely deserves it. It was Aocaraz’ to lose after Novak sit out the whole Asian swing, but Carlos couldn’t do anything there.
I hope Dimitrov brings his A game tomorrow and we watch a great match. Hopefully he attacks the net and doesn’t bottle his opportunities.
 

dking68

Legend
At this point Alcaraz is paying the price for both terrible consistency and that lunatic attending fee at Basel.
I didn’t want Djokovic to get yet another YE#1, but he surely deserves it. It was Aocaraz’ to lose after Novak sit out the whole Asian swing, but Carlos couldn’t do anything there.
I hope Dimitrov brings his A game tomorrow and we watch a great match. Hopefully he attacks the net and doesn’t bottle his opportunities.
Djokovic is the best
 

RF-18

Talk Tennis Guru
If he loses, what’s the scenario for YE? He will need 500 more points right assuming Carlos wins 1500? So that means getting to semis? I don’t see him getting to the finals at Turin based on this weeks play, so better try and find a way to win trow.

if Alcaraz were to go undefeated and take the max points (1500), Djokovic in this scenario has to either win all his group stage matches to seal the deal, or if he goes through with 2 wins and one loss, he would need to win the SF. On rare occasions you can also advance from the group with a 1-2 record, this would also be enough to just win the SF.
 

Benf15harp

Hall of Fame
@Benf15harp Well, Boris is obviously jealous of Sinner's incredible career. Boris was a bust in slams, won basically nothing in his career either, so a towering GOAT like Sinner would definitely push him over the cliff in terms of pathological envy.

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Great point Never thought of it that way.
 

Benf15harp

Hall of Fame
I bet King Jannik would whip Prince-SS Holger in any speed, agility, strength and endurance metric.

On to today: NoLe at 30% gonna knock Grigor’s backwards hat off to reveal the hair plugs. Lmao
 

paolo2143

Professional
No matter what happens today you just have to admire Novak's sheer grit and constant desire to win and break record after record.

With all he has already achieved and the fact that most non Rafa/Roger fans already consider him the GOAT or at least greatest of his generation, it would be easy to lose that desire and will to win.

However, he has battled through 3 incredibly tough matches each lasting well over 2.5 hours and managed to get to yet another ATP1000 Masters final, just astonishing.
 

Rattie

Legend
No matter what happens today you just have to admire Novak's sheer grit and constant desire to win and break record after record.

With all he has already achieved and the fact that most non Rafa/Roger fans already consider him the GOAT or at least greatest of his generation, it would be easy to lose that desire and will to win.

However, he has battled through 3 incredibly tough matches each lasting well over 2.5 hours and managed to get to yet another ATP1000 Masters final, just astonishing.
I do admire his achievements whilst maintaining my view that he is dishonest, smug, arrogant and classless. I admire his success but not the man.
 

albertobra

Hall of Fame
No matter what happens today you just have to admire Novak's sheer grit and constant desire to win and break record after record.

With all he has already achieved and the fact that most non Rafa/Roger fans already consider him the GOAT or at least greatest of his generation, it would be easy to lose that desire and will to win.

However, he has battled through 3 incredibly tough matches each lasting well over 2.5 hours and managed to get to yet another ATP1000 Masters final, just astonishing.
Agree 100%. Compare that with Sinner that gave up. Something that none of the big three would have done. Novak is there with stomach disorder and fighting 3 hours per day. At 36.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Title number #97 for Djokovic, 7th at Paris-Bercy (making it his most successful Masters title ever), 40th at Masters 1000 level, 2nd Masters title this season (along with Alcaraz and Medvedev) and 6th overall title this season (placing him jointly with Alcaraz at the top of the 2023 Titles Leaderboard).
This is the 2nd time he has completed the Paris double (Roland Garros and Bercy) which he completed for the 1st time just 2 years ago. The only other player to complete the Paris double was Agassi back in 1999 so it's yet another record for Djokovic. This is also his 70th Big Title won putting him now 11 clear of Nadal, the next player with the most Big Titles won.
 
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albertobra

Hall of Fame
Title number #97 for Djokovic, 7th at Paris-Bercy (making it his most successful Masters title ever), 40th at Masters 1000 level , 2nd Masters title this season (along with Alcaraz and Medvedev) and 6th overall title this season (placing him jointly with Alcaraz at the top of the 2023 Titles Leaderboard).
This is the 2nd time he has completed the Paris double (Roland Garros and Bercy) which he completed for the 1st time just 2 years ago. The only other player to complete the Paris double was Agassi back in 1999 so it's yet another record for Djokovic. This is also his 70th Big Title won putting him now 11 clear of Nadal, the next player with the most Big Titles won.
Not to bad, as the italian interviewer says :-D
 

Alcawrath

Semi-Pro
Didn't get to watch the match, but in the highlights it looks like Dimitrov was struggling with his backhand far more than he had in his quarterfinal and semifinal matches. For those who watched it, is that true?
 

vokazu

Hall of Fame
what a great day so far…..BS out. MoFoe out.
Tiny’s haircut lmfao is there a superCuts in Paris?
Stan vs domi gonna be GOOD and LATE Af.
Carlos haircut was like a typical cheap haircut in my childhood neighbourhood. We call it half coconut shell haircut, meaning you put a half coconut shell on the head and just run the razor on the rest of the head.
 

vokazu

Hall of Fame
Carlos immediately breaks. Looks as jacked as I’ve ever seen him. Muscles bulging out of his shirt and shorts, veins popping violently as he rips 100mph forehands. Distracting tennis ball color shirt too, really going for it.

This looks like a man with Year End #1 in mind.
Lol
 

ScentOfDefeat

G.O.A.T.
Who would have guessed someone would be leapfrogging Federer as comfortably as Federer was leapfrogging Sampras?
But that's where we are at the moment. The distance just keeps increasing and there's nothing anyone can do about it.
 

nolefam_2024

Talk Tennis Guru
Carlos immediately breaks. Looks as jacked as I’ve ever seen him. Muscles bulging out of his shirt and shorts, veins popping violently as he rips 100mph forehands. Distracting tennis ball color shirt too, really going for it.

This looks like a man with Year End #1 in mind.
No
 

nolefam_2024

Talk Tennis Guru
Who would have guessed someone would be leapfrogging Federer as comfortably as Federer was leapfrogging Sampras?
But that's where we are at the moment. The distance just keeps increasing and there's nothing anyone can do about it.
Just erase every single Federer record ever. That's what true GOAT should do. Next is YEC
 

Eureka

Professional
I enjoyed the Dimitrov / Tsitsipas closely fought semi very much, pleased that Grigor prevailed. To the extent that my imagination ran riot, still dizzy from a surfiet of gorgeous single handed backhands, as in my mind's eye,I visualised Grigor lifting the trophy.

But alas, the ensuing reality check from the outcome in the second semi, left little to the imagination. As day follows night, it was clear that poor Grigor's goose was cooked, for he would be facing Novak.

The final was painful to watch. Uneven, not just due to Novak's superior game, but the stark imbalance in conviction. Grigor looked like he had decided that he deserved the runner's up trophy before he set foot on court, and hey! Presto! he got what he wanted. Novak, meanwhile, seemed to know that his 'b'game would suffice, and he romped through in straights. No sweat.

Bravo Griegspoor, Rune and Rublev for giving the champion something to think about en route to a final that was little more than a mere formality.

It is frankly embarrasing that in the autumn of his career, Novak leaves the rest of the tour looking a dog eared, sorry sight. Young guns, my eye.

Of course he is the last man standing, when the others are on their knees in capitulation. Very well done to Novak.
 
Who would have guessed someone would be leapfrogging Federer as comfortably as Federer was leapfrogging Sampras?
But that's where we are at the moment. The distance just keeps increasing and there's nothing anyone can do about it.
Yup, the field is that weak. It is sad, but I hope Djokovic just keeps crushing guy after guy until someone steps up. The ATP is pretty shameful right now.
 

robyrolfo

Hall of Fame
My overall thoughts (not that anybody cares):

I didn't fall for it this time! I remained steadfast that I wouldn't buy into the drop a sloppy set, drunken looking, out of balance, off-day, needing a MTO Djokovic routine. Not once did I doubt that he would win any of his matches, especially the semi vs Rublev. That he is good enough to basically futz around for half the match and still win is pretty impressive, and a demonstration of why the Big 3 were the Big 3.

People getting excited about Rune again need to chill. He didn't play/beat anyone of note last week in Basel, and then this week on the way to meeting Novak (sorry, but Thiem just isn't the same guy right now). I'll believe Rune is back when I see it.

People criticizing Sinner are hilarious. Maybe the organizers will learn something from this. Maybe.

Dimitrov is a great watch. Lovely tennis and an "emotionally open" guy. J'adore.

Rublev doesn't have the most interesting tennis to watch, but on a human level he is also fascinating and easy to root for.

Warms my heart to see Stef play well once again after what seems like ages. But yes, he’s indeed looked better and better in the last few weeks. I’m hoping for a long and a sustained resurgence. Looks good out there
Maybe he is past the "intense p-ssy whipped" phase of his relationship with Badosa, or maybe getting rid of Philappouses (spelling) really did free up his head a bit. Either way, it's nice to have him at the sharp end of things.
 

Vincent-C

Hall of Fame
So do we have any news yet about the younger Spanish drama queen's participation (or not) in the Madrid tournament?
 
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