Davis cup 2023 Nov 21-26 Mallarga finals- Djokovic will play

Hitman

Bionic Poster
Based on what I'm seeing, the only thing in danger of breaking is Djokovic's belief in himself. He's had an outstanding end-of season on the tour, to lose today would be devastating. Especially playing for his country, something he clearly has great passion for.

He will bounce back. A couple loses are always going to happen to even of the best of them.
 

ScentOfDefeat

G.O.A.T.
I just don't see how choosing two guys who played three sets each today is a good decision.
You can see how different the energy levels are out there. But all credit to Italy, Sonego and Sinner really seem to pump each other up and galvanise the team as a whole.
The GOAT and shy boy combo, on the other side of the net, appears to be more problematic in terms of motivation.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
I just don't see how choosing two guys who played three sets each today is a good decision.
You can see how different the energy levels are out there. But all credit to Italy, Sonego and Sinner really seem to pump each other up and galvanise the team as a whole.
The GOAT and shy boy combo, on the other side of the net, appears to be more problematic in terms of motivation.

Sinner played 3 sets today too. There is only one player out there that hasn't already played today so it's not that uneven but It just seems like Djokovic is nervous, he doesn't look his usual steely self, he was the same at the Olympics. Something about playing for the country gets to him more.
 

Zardoz7/12

Hall of Fame
Thing is we predict the end of Djokovic yet he keeps coming back like Count Dracula, next year you have to get all the silver bullets, all the holy water and all the crucifixes to put him down.
 

Genie Of the Bank

Hall of Fame
Thing is we predict the end of Djokovic yet he keeps coming back like Count Dracula, next year you have to get all the silver bullets, all the holy water and all the crucifixes to put him down.
Just for laughs . :)

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ScentOfDefeat

G.O.A.T.
Sinner played 3 sets today too. There is only one player out there that hasn't already played today so it's not that uneven but It just seems like Djokovic is nervous, he doesn't look his usual steely self, he was the same at the Olympics. Something about playing for the country gets to him more.
True, but I think it makes a difference when 50% of their team is fresh and rested and the other 50% is a 22 year-old who is playing the tennis of his life.
Maybe inject some fresh legs into your team (and still keep one of the other two) if you want to have a chance.
 
Thing is we predict the end of Djokovic yet he keeps coming back like Count Dracula, next year you have to get all the silver bullets, all the holy water and all the crucifixes to put him down.
It will end soon. Sinner and alcaraz aren’t going to be kept down for much longer. They can get better whereas Djokovic can’t improve any further. I’m just glad he sealed the deal this year in the big events.
 

Bastion

Rookie
Just the fact that Serbia even made top 4, shows how incredible the team is, and the Goat being such a great patriot backing them all the way.

Many other countries that have much more top 10 or top 20 players, did not even make the finals week.
Even more respect for the Goat, giving it all here after winning so many titles, records, etc this year.

Just hope next year he will do only singles in Olympics, not the doubles stuff, one last chance there to get the gold.
 

Bastion

Rookie
Sinner getting mentally stronger each match he plays, and growing a extra pair each time he beats the Goat also. By far the most improved player this year, bar the Goat of course.

And that is bad news for Carlos fans, because 6 months ago it looked like only Carlos alone will be the next big thing next to the Goat challenging him.

Good for tennis next year, some more rivalries developing.
 
Sinner getting mentally stronger each match he plays, and growing a extra pair each time he beats the Goat also. By far the most improved player this year, bar the Goat of course.

And that is bad news for Carlos fans, because 6 months ago it looked like only Carlos alone will be the next big thing next to the Goat challenging him.

Good for tennis next year, some more rivalries developing.
I agree. I hope Rune joins the party too. We could have an exciting young big 3 on our hands.
 
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