Is there anything Djokovic does better than Medvedev currently

Beckerserve

Hall of Fame
That's only because you're stubborn, and even more stubborn when you're flat-out wrong.
Lol that is weak. I can pick who i like. I would back Medvedev if they played today. I do not think Djokovic wins a Major again. You may disagree. Does not make you stubborn.
 

daphne

Semi-Pro
Djokovic bounces the ball very well before he serves. A lot of precision and consistency with the continuous bounce. That’s the only thing I can think of. :unsure:

Oh and the boob throw salute of course, Djokovic has the edge with that too. 8-B
This one must be suffering bad over the last 24 hours. :laughing::-D:D
 

nov

Semi-Pro
On the court for the last 3-4 months?

Serve; Medvedev
Return; Medvedev
Rallies; Medvedev
Defense; Medvedev
Offense; Medvedev
Stamina; Medvedev
Consistency; Medvedev
Backhand; Medvedev
Forehand; Medvedev/Equal

Form; Medvedev
Health; Medvedev
Confidence; Medvedev
Experience; Djokovic
Yes, wining.
 

Ocean Drive

Hall of Fame
He won their next and last match at the Open, so I'd say Petros learned the lesson of history well.




We will see what happens tomorrow.
Safin was full of injuries in 2001 and was half the player. He got beat a few months later in Australia, despite Safin preoccupying himself with a handful of women draining him every day and night
 

beard

Hall of Fame
Funny thread :)

I made a similar one before RG2020 final...
I said Novak will easily beat Nadal, LOL
I was typing thread while first games were played, and after I clicked "Post" button I turned on the TV. Immediately I knew the thread was a mistake... Oh, I wish I turned Tv on before clicking "post" button... big LOOOL for me...

Anyway, I think next time Novak will beat Nadal at RG ;)
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
What predictions? I see no prediction in the OP.
You are right - no predictions. Just a bunch of dumb, ignorant, simpleminded and irrational opinions by someone who does not seem to play tennis. The only question to be asked is ‘What were you high on when you posted it?’
 
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PETEhammer

Professional
Safin was full of injuries in 2001 and was half the player. He got beat a few months later in Australia, despite Safin preoccupying himself with a handful of women draining him every day and night
Excuses. Pete was having the worst year of his career in 01, himself "half" the player in Australia in 02.
 

UnforcedTerror

Professional
You are right - no predictions. Just a bunch of dumb, ignorant, simpleminded and irrational opinions by someone who does not seem to play tennis. The only question to be asked is ‘What were you high on when you posted it?’
Not many seemed to disagree before the match, troll. Hindsight is 20/20. I probably play tennis more than you do and only deluded fanboys like yourself thought Djokovic had been playing better tennis than Med in the last coupe of months.
 

uscwang

Hall of Fame
Not many seemed to disagree before the match, troll. Hindsight is 20/20. I probably play tennis more than you do and only deluded fanboys like yourself thought Djokovic had been playing better tennis than Med in the last coupe of months.
The way you put it, it does not deserve discussing. Ridiculing? Maybe.
I was among the handful who selected Novak in 3 BEFORE the match. Medvedev had been losing in early rounds in quite a few tournaments, both clay and hard court, before suddenly "turning on" to win 20 in a row. He is still the same player as last fall, but probably coped with the Covid quarantine situation better than others.
 
As a guy who never followed tennis and just started playing 3 months ago, let me share my professional opinion after watching Djokovic vs Medvedev highlights on YouTube:

Djokovic has more efficient footwork, and more powerful forehand driven from his core. Medvedev seemed to be moving his feet a lot, and his arm-dominated swing gave him a less powerful offense. I think that's why the first set was close, and the second two were not (Medvedev having less efficient style and thus losing energy.)

I'm on the Tecnifibre bandwagon and appreciate all-court players so I'm happy to see Med doing well. He did great at capitalizing on opportunities to hit passing shots and win points at the net. I think if he could pick up a little more core power, and hit the ball a little more in front (thus moving closer to BL) it would give him a much more powerful offense against someone like Djokovic.
 
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