Djokovic versus Nishikori United States Open 2021 round of 32

Winner prediction


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TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
As much as I find them all captains of muggery, it would still be pretty impressive if Novak has to beat Berrettini, Zverev and Medvedev to finish this.
Beating the Berrettinni who went to 5 against Ivashka wouldn't be an achievement. Yes, Zverev would be a test, assuming Zverev gets there, which he likely won't given past history.
 

ibbi

Legend
Mark my words: This will LIKELY be the strongest challenge Novak gets until the Final.

Brooksby/Karatsev will be a cake in R4. Berra/Otte will be even easier in QF - considering Berra needed 5 sets today. And then in the SF - he could have Shapo as well - If Zed mugs up.
If he has to play Brooksby at night time the poor guy will give himself a hernia.
 
He played against one.

You beat your equals or superiors. Beating inferiors is immoral. Yes, it sounds strange to most of the world. But that gets you where he is now.

Zverev has already broken through against Djoker at the Olympics and has tasted victory. So Djoker is skating on thin ice unless raises that level
 

Milanez82

Hall of Fame
As much as I find them all captains of muggery, it would still be pretty impressive if Novak has to beat Berrettini, Zverev and Medvedev to finish this.
That would mean beating last 3 out of 4 slam finalists in one slam and both hardcourt finalists.
I wonder if he ever faced something like that
 

TheAssassin

Legend
Unlike in some of their previous matches, Nishikori was a more challenging workout, and Djokovic grew into the match as it went on. Disgusting couple of lowlights, losing serve from 40-0 up in the 3rd set and a weak volley that lost him the tiebreak, but there are certainly positives to take.

Into the 4th round, he returns to the throatgate scene. Let the redemption start now...
 
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