Dimitrov or Tsitsipas: who is the better Federer?

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Jonesy

Hall of Fame
Dimitrov is the second generation of a Federer mold.

Because he failed to succeed Federer they decided to create a third generation of Federer, Tsitsipas.

Is Federer 3.0 betterer than Federer 2.0?
 
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tonylg

Hall of Fame
It is sad that if a player comes along who doesn't just scurry around being a baseline bot, but actually plays some attacking tennis, everyone says they are copying Federer and a failure if they don't win as much.

Tsitsipas is not like Federer, he's just even less like the sea of boring grinders who dominate the tour.
 

ibbi

Legend
Hey, technically Gasquet was 1, Dimitrov 2, and Tsitsipas 3. Tsitsipas is currently doing decently well, but we will have to wait and see if like the other two with age he retreats a mile behind the baseline content to rally all day, and suffers alarming hair loss in a way Federer has still not really fallen victim to.
 

USO

Professional
Federer and Nadal are unique and were the originals.

Everyone knows that Djokovic is simply a 3rd version of Lendl and Agassi.

Tsitsipas will probably end up being a better player than Dimitrov.
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
I heard that he was drunk in the AO 2002 final. He didn’t give a sheet..lol
Apparently the reason Fed was so distracted and nervous against Millman this year was because he played a practice match against Safin right before the match, and Safin destroyed him.

Safin has been retired for more than 10 years and is a Russian MP.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Don't think either of them plays anything like Fed but of the two, Tsitsipas is just more impressive to me at full flight, when he steps in the court and starts hammering the ball. He strikes me as more talented of the two, Dmitrov never really vowed me with his game (on court).
 

TheRed

Hall of Fame
Don't think either of them plays anything like Fed but of the two, Tsitsipas is just more impressive to me at full flight, when he steps in the court and starts hammering the ball. He strikes me as more talented of the two, Dmitrov never really vowed me with his game (on court).
I agree. Although it is quite obvious dimitrov's strokes took a lot of inspiration from Fed, he's got nowhere near the footwork or power on his strokes. Dimitrov's creativity is also more contrived than Fed's. When D hits a cool shot, it too often looks like he had been waiting to hit something interesting. Fed comes up with interesting shots simply to win the point.
The only thing Tsitsipas has in common with Fed is that he's a right hander with a one handed backhand. None of his strokes look similar to Fed.
 

Beckerserve

Hall of Fame
Same deal with Safin and Zverev. Marat could have won 5-7 slams had he concentrated on tennis rather than partying/babes. No criticism intended there, he's free to do whatever he wants and I'm sure he has no regrets.
Oh Safin was top drawer. Definitely would have won at least 6 Majors. But he has enjoyed his life so good luck to him.
Zverev if he can sort that 2nd serve and FH out should win many Majors.
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
Tpas needs to stop being afraid of the BH slice, especially on the return!

Dimi is the one player who actually moves his feet too much!
 

Backspin1183

G.O.A.T.
Who does he play like? I've hear Federer say this as well maybe the most similar thing is smooth movement and on hander. What's the difference in their playing styles?
His backhand swing and footwork does not remind me of Federer at all. His movement on clay was also nothing like Federer.

He is a tad better player than Dimitrov but Dimitrov's backhand swing (and movement too) is more similar to Federer. His court positioning isn't like Federer's though.
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
Definitely not Tsitsipas with his FH. Greg is homeless man's Fed at least he has elegant strokes and his game is easy on the eyes (besides like the half of the time where he's flailing and off balance).
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
Greg circa 14 was fairly promising, but collapsed right after and besides bits of 17 never really put it together again. I don't think Tsitsipas has the ability to play much better than that unless he physically develops more (but usually that should take place by 20/21, Tsitsipas is already 22+ and I just don't think he has the fast twitch muscles), or his serve turns into an elite weapon, but he'll assuredly have a better career since he's so young.
 
His backhand swing and footwork does not remind me of Federer at all. His movement on clay was also nothing like Federer.

He is a tad better player than Dimitrov but Dimitrov's backhand swing (and movement too) is more similar to Federer. His court positioning isn't like Federer's though.
So how is there playing style more dissimilar than similar just tryna pick your brain. I grew up watching Dimi when I was young he was the next big thing almost proved it as well shame he couldn't get over the hump after a great 2017
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
lol did Dimitrov actually pretty routinely beat Tsitsipas in Vienna (Real Slam type conditions) the last couple sets? Makes this thread look even funnier.
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
You can't watch this video and tell me Tsitsipas does the better Fed knockoff, that's ridiculous. He looks pretty mediocre with such an ugly FH, clumsiness, none of the interesting aspects of Fed's game (which is every part of his game). Greg is doing a pretty damn accurate old and slow Fed impersonation here with some nice BH flicks, some junkballing, good touch, solid ballstriking when in position.

 
You can't watch this video and tell me Tsitsipas does the better Fed knockoff, that's ridiculous. He looks pretty mediocre with such an ugly FH, clumsiness, none of the interesting aspects of Fed's game (which is every part of his game). Greg is doing a pretty damn accurate old and slow Fed impersonation here with some nice BH flicks, some junkballing, good touch, solid ballstriking when in position.

Tsitsipas an excellent attacking player. Roger GOAT attacking player.
 

Arak

Semi-Pro
I have never seen Dimitrov play as similarly to Federer as in this Vienna tournament. He’s even copying the tactics, not only the strokes. It could work out well for him. He already beat city bus.
 
Tsisipas BH is really bad. He should really hire Stan or Fed as a coach when he can to fix it.
Start hitting with an eastern FH grip too.
 
You can't watch this video and tell me Tsitsipas does the better Fed knockoff, that's ridiculous. He looks pretty mediocre with such an ugly FH, clumsiness, none of the interesting aspects of Fed's game (which is every part of his game). Greg is doing a pretty damn accurate old and slow Fed impersonation here with some nice BH flicks, some junkballing, good touch, solid ballstriking when in position.

I watched most of the match live, Dimitrov looked better than Tsisipas in all his shots. Shame he can never put it all together for more than a couple of matches at a time.
 
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