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Zeref

Professional
It's been so long seeing Djokovic and Nadal fighting out in a Slam. 3 years? We were hyped about this match and this match has certainly dilivered yet now. Both players are neck to neck as of today atleast in terms of points won.

However by Winning 3rd set tiebreak Djokovic is leading Nadal 2 sets to 1. It's amazing to see Nadal using Drop shots so well against Djokovic. He used it against Delpotro and I thought it was only due to his size and movement. We are up for a 2 set ( hopefully ) treat tommorow. Cheers for having Djokodal back.
 
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Been a great match. Djokovic deservedly in the lead in the end, feel like he should probably have won the first two and Nadal maybe had the better of the third, but it was tight. As it was, the match seemed to be just swinging to Nadal a touch so maybe a break isn't the worst thing for him.
 
On Djokovic, his forehand and backhand look to be back to their best, but his movement is still not at its best. I guess that might take some more time. Still good enough to win slams, but not at his very best.

Peak Djokovic doesn't lose 8 points on dropshots in three sets, imo.
 

Zeref

Professional
Been a great match. Djokovic deservedly in the lead in the end, feel like he should probably have won the first two and Nadal maybe had the better of the third, but it was tight. As it was, the match seemed to be just swinging to Nadal a touch so maybe a break isn't the worst thing for him.
After first few games in 2nd set Djokovic seemed to be loosing a bit of venom from his Forehand side and Nadal grabbed this window of opportunity to break him and started getting better of him. 1st set seemed ownage by Djokovic, Nadal was barely holding his serve.

By the third set Nadal's DTL Forehand began working and Djokovic looked gazed to me...it was very difficult for him to hold his serve and force the tiebreak. Nadal probably deserved to win it without it going to Tbk.
 
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ibbi

Legend
I don't know that we've ever seen them both playing so high a level almost totally in unison. Even Roley G's in 2013 had that third set. This is well on course to being their masterpiece. Hopefully neither folds like a cheap suit tomorrow.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
It's been so long seeing Djokovic and Nadal fighting out in a Slam. 3 years? We were hyped about this match and this match has certainly dilivered yet now. Both players are neck to neck as of today atleast in terms of points won.

However by Winning 3rd set tiebreak Djokovic is leading Nadal 2 sets to 1. It's amazing to see Nadal using Drop shots so well against Djokovic. He used it against Delpotro and I thought it was only due to his size and movement. We are up for a 2 set ( hopefully ) treat tommorow. Cheers for having Djokodal back.
It is amazing and a real treat since they've clashed on grass so few times.:( Definitely their best grass court match.

Djokovic doesn't have his great 2nd serve from 2015/2016, but his new first serve has been wildly effective on grass and really bodes well for him getting back to the top of the game in 2019.

Djokoheads don't get out over your skis if he wins Wimbledon, hard courts will be much more physically demanding and he's not there yet. Patience.o_O
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
On Djokovic, his forehand and backhand look to be back to their best, but his movement is still not at its best. I guess that might take some more time. Still good enough to win slams, but not at his very best.

Peak Djokovic doesn't lose 8 points on dropshots in three sets, imo.
True, but so far his first serve points won is markedly better than even 2015 on grass. This is a huge thing and will help extend his career greatly.:) If he got back the Becker era 2nd serve he'd be a better player now (well really after he's fully trained and fit.:oops:)
 
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