Better chance against Nadal in the final?

Better chance against Nadal in the final?

  • Zverev

    Votes: 8 34.8%
  • Tsitsipas

    Votes: 15 65.2%

  • Total voters
    23
  • Poll closed .

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Zverev. I think mainly due to his serve plus he's also won 3 of the last 4 encounters, including one on clay. Tsitsipas has a much worse record vs Nadal i think his biggest weapon is easily negated by Nadal.
 

Sport

G.O.A.T.
Tsitsipas is clearly a tougher matchup on clay.

In Barcelona Tsitsipas represented a touguer matchup for Nadal than Zvevev did in Rome

Madrid doesn't play like RG at all.
 

StrongRule

G.O.A.T.
Tsitsipas is clearly a tougher matchup on clay.

In Barcelona Tsitsipas represented a touguer matchup for Nadal than Zvevev did in Rome

Madrid doesn't play like RG at all.
Nadal played much better in Rome, so your comment makes zero sense. Zverev destroyed him in Madrid, and also pushed him very hard in Rome 2018.

Zverev is the tougher matchup, this is not even close.
 

Rafa4LifeEver

Hall of Fame
Zverev or Tsitsipas?
Tsitsipas even though the matchup is worse for him than its for Zverev.
Zverev was playing super agressive for 2.5 sets and was 2 games away from a grandslam title against a compromised Dominic Thiem, who's no mental giant himself; and yet when he saw the finishing line in front of him, he ended up Messing everytime to make sure about not crossing it. How's he supposed to stay focused against rafa at RG??
 

beltsman

Legend
I think Zverev's game matches up better, but...

Tsitsipas even though the matchup is worse for him than its for Zverev.
Zverev was playing super agressive for 2.5 sets and was 2 games away from a grandslam title against a compromised Dominic Thiem, who's no mental giant himself; and yet when he saw the finishing line in front of him, he ended up Messing everytime to make sure about not crossing it. How's he supposed to stay focused against rafa at RG??
This. If Zverev couldn't get across the finish line vs Thiem (60 mph serves...), then how in the world will he do it against Nadal in RG final? I have to think Tsitsipas is stronger mentally even if it will be tougher game-wise.
 

Sport

G.O.A.T.
Nadal played much better in Rome, so your comment makes zero sense. Zverev destroyed him in Madrid, and also pushed him very hard in Rome 2018.

Zverev is the tougher matchup, this is not even close.
Tsitsipas is destroying Zverev so my comment makes 100% sense. Tsitsipas >>>>> Zverev on clay.
 

StrongRule

G.O.A.T.
Tsitsipas is destroying Zverev so my comment makes 100% sense. Tsitsipas >>>>> Zverev on clay.
Zverev has 3 masters titles on clay, lol. Even if he loses today, that doesn't make Tsitsipas better. Unless you think Djokovic will become a better clay player than Nadal after beating him today.
 

augustobt

Legend
Zverev for the massive serve and the fact that he has a two-handed backhand. People always forget how impossible is to handle Nadal's forehand with a one-hander on this court.

If Thiem, one of the guys that can handle with his BH way more than Tsitsipas can't hold Nadal, I doubt the greek could. But I've been wrong before and could be wrong again, but honestly I don't see how in this scenario. If the Final is Nadal vs Tsits, I'm expecting 2h of Nadal attacking his backhand. Something that with Zverev doesn't always work.
 

duaneeo

Legend
Tsitsipas has NO chance versus Rafa. He has a one-handed BH, he'll have first-slam-final-jitters, and he's 0-6 in finals versus the Big-3.

He would have chances versus Nole, who typically chokes in RG finals. A Tsitsipas/Djokovic final would be like the 2020 USO final...a choke fest.
 

ohiostate124

Professional
Tsitsipas has NO chance versus Rafa. He has a one-handed BH, he'll have first-slam-final-jitters, and he's 0-6 in finals versus the Big-3.

He would have chances versus Nole, who typically chokes in RG finals. A Tsitsipas/Djokovic final would be like the 2020 USO final...a choke fest.
And yet, Zverev is still the bigger mental midget. If Tsitsi has no chance, then Zverev has less.
 

Beckerserve

Legend
Tsitsipas has NO chance versus Rafa. He has a one-handed BH, he'll have first-slam-final-jitters, and he's 0-6 in finals versus the Big-3.

He would have chances versus Nole, who typically chokes in RG finals. A Tsitsipas/Djokovic final would be like the 2020 USO final...a choke fest.
Yes not sure Djokovic will be thrilled. Zverev will be beyond gutted
 

Xavier G

Hall of Fame
I picked Tsitsipas to beat Zverev in 5 sets, I like his clay style more, more flair imo but he had trouble closing it out.

I expect the winner of Nadal-Djokovic to take the title.
 
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