Big 3? Who?

tex123

Professional
This US Open is turning out to be a cracker. Tsitsipas-Alcaraz match set the tone. Monfils-Sinner was full of drama. I don't miss the big 3. In fact the most boring match was Djokovic-Nishikori. I missed Rublev-Tiafoe match.

Tennis will be fine after big 3. Nextgen and NextNextgen are providing top entertainment.

And we've got a new star in Alcaraz!!

Bugger off Big 3. :)
 

TTMR

Hall of Fame
This US Open is turning out to be a cracker. Tsitsipas-Alcaraz match set the tone. Monfils-Sinner was full of drama. I don't miss the big 3. In fact the most boring match was Djokovic-Nishikori. I missed Rublev-Tiafoe match.

Tennis will be fine after big 3. Nextgen and NextNextgen are providing top entertainment.

And we've got a new star in Alcaraz!!

Bugger off Big 3. :)
Hype the moment.

Prediction: We'll never hear of Alcaraz after he exits this tournament (probably in the next round).
 

tex123

Professional
The two of the Big 3 that have buggered off for the rest of this season? Okay I guess. But the last one of them is here to stick around for a while. :p
Oh man! Can't stand another year of boreovic. The other two are done. Maybe Zv will have something in the tank.
 

tex123

Professional
I've said this before but he won't be satisfied until he pisses on Fedal's grave, digs up their remains and has Vajda gyrate all over them.

So, 30 Slams is the goal. Hasn't Srdjesus already said something to that effect?
Ha ha. Your post made me laugh. I'm crying too.
 

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
Hype the moment.

Prediction: We'll never hear of Alcaraz after he exits this tournament (probably in the next round).
We've heard about him before, and methinks we'll hear about him again come RG next year.
 

Devtennis01

G.O.A.T.
Mats Wilander has opined that Djoker is getting 21 at NY but that is the last major he wins

I think Djokovic wins 21 here and has another 4 Left in next 2-3 years for a round 25
Yeah I think Djokovic gets 22 or 23. But I’m a year when he’s 35 I think the Meddy crew will have sorted themselves out and stepped up. Took em long enough.
 
This US Open is turning out to be a cracker. Tsitsipas-Alcaraz match set the tone. Monfils-Sinner was full of drama. I don't miss the big 3. In fact the most boring match was Djokovic-Nishikori. I missed Rublev-Tiafoe match.

Tennis will be fine after big 3. Nextgen and NextNextgen are providing top entertainment.

And we've got a new star in Alcaraz!!

Bugger off Big 3. :)
For entertainment value, tennis will be fine. But as the big 3 and the next gen has shown, once the big 3 are gone, the level of play will be lower than it was when they were playing. This Alcaraz guy could be great but I don't think he's at the level of the prime big 3. The nextgen will be competitive with each other, but that's because they're at the same level, which is a hair lower than the level of play the big 3 brought to the sport.
 

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
For entertainment value, tennis will be fine. But as the big 3 and the next gen has shown, once the big 3 are gone, the level of play will be lower than it was when they were playing. This Alcaraz guy could be great but I don't think he's at the level of the prime big 3. The nextgen will be competitive with each other, but that's because they're at the same level, which is a hair lower than the level of play the big 3 brought to the sport.
Yes, but if someone wins 8 or 10 or 15 Slams, can't we be happy with a bit less?
 
Whos the future? Sinner? Blew 6 games in a row to lose a set to a 50 year old? Med/Zverev? Thats basically Berdych. TstTsi? This gen's Dimitrov. Alcaraz. A few months from now no one will even be talking about him
 

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
Whos the future? Sinner? Blew 6 games in a row to lose a set to a 50 year old? Med/Zverev? Thats basically Berdych. TstTsi? This gen's Dimitrov.
Well, if we use the usual TTW logic (e.g., Djokovic is 10 years younger than Nadal in terms of mileage), clearly Monfils is about 21.
 

DSH

G.O.A.T.
This US Open is turning out to be a cracker. Tsitsipas-Alcaraz match set the tone. Monfils-Sinner was full of drama. I don't miss the big 3. In fact the most boring match was Djokovic-Nishikori. I missed Rublev-Tiafoe match.

Tennis will be fine after big 3. Nextgen and NextNextgen are providing top entertainment.

And we've got a new star in Alcaraz!!

Bugger off Big 3. :)
It could be said that Alcaraz at 18 is superior to Nadal's version at that age.
Well, it seems that if in a couple of more years (at most three until Paris 2024) the Spanish legend retires, the tennis of that country will not miss him so much if this boy from Murcia continues in that meteoric progression.
:)
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
Can he defeat Berrettini, Zverev and Medvedev in a row?
:unsure:
If he succeeds, he will be better than the Australian Rocket!
;)
Right now Dokovic might have to worry about Sock after he blitzed Sascha in the 1st set of their match tonight! A ton of aces and winners with 2 UFE's; 6-3! :-D
 

Midaso240

Hall of Fame
Shall we just give Djokovic another Slam to get to 21? That's all he cares about. I hope he'll bugger off after that :)
He may find it harder to motivate himself with the slam record + calendar slam however he's said he will play until at least the Olympics 2024
 

Midaso240

Hall of Fame
I've said this before but he won't be satisfied until he pisses on Fedal's grave, digs up their remains and has Vajda gyrate all over them.

So, 30 Slams is the goal. Hasn't Srdjesus already said something to that effect?
Maybe he will but I still don't think people will care that much. The standing ovation Federer gets in his last match will overwhelm the reception Djokovic will get if he wins this USO and completes the calendar slam
 

tex123

Professional
It could be said that Alcaraz at 18 is superior to Nadal's version at that age.
Well, it seems that if in a couple of more years (at most three until Paris 2024) the Spanish legend retires, the tennis of that country will not miss him so much if this boy from Murcia continues in that meteoric progression.
:)
If he plays like that none of big 3 can stop him. As Tsitsi said, he's never seen anyone play such a good 5th set.

Sinner misses a lot. He doesn't. I think his shots have a LOT of rpms.
 
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tex123

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Whos the future? Sinner? Blew 6 games in a row to lose a set to a 50 year old? Med/Zverev? Thats basically Berdych. TstTsi? This gen's Dimitrov. Alcaraz. A few months from now no one will even be talking about him
Sinner is developing. He goes for too much shot after shot. Berdych never did that. Tsitsi-Alcaraz match was high quality full of drama.

Don't be grumpy. Good times are ahead. The only problem is Boreovic. The other two are done I think.
 

tex123

Professional
Right now Dokovic might have to worry about Sock after he blitzed Sascha in the 1st set of their match tonight! A ton of aces and winners with 2 UFE's; 6-3! :-D
Bloody timezone. I missed that. He blitzed Zv in the first set? Wow. Looks like he retired. I'll catch up replay on Prime.
 
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