Nadal fans: would you take it?

AO22 SF Nadal vs Djokovic?


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Bubcay

Hall of Fame
I guess any real tennis fan would love to see that pairing in any stage of the tournament, let alone semis. Let the better player on the day win.

As far as Rublev waiting in the final....

 

Jonesy

Hall of Fame
I guess any real tennis fan would love to see that pairing in any stage of the tournament, let alone semis. Let the better player on the day win.

As far as Rublev waiting in the final....

He got lucky with the draw. The idea is that the winner is garanteed an easy final.
 

Bubcay

Hall of Fame
He got lucky with the draw. The idea is that the winner is garanteed an easy final.
I get it, trust me - but Rublev......? He is never going to be in the final of a slam, no matter the draw unless he improves his game significantly. I get your point though - the principle is what matters - not who ;) .
 

Jonesy

Hall of Fame
I'll take Novak losing in the first round lol. It's his home court so naturally he'd be favored over olddal, and Rublev is a walkover, I'm good.
You should trust your guy more. I feel Nadal will come back with vengeance and i don't think Djokovic is expecting that.
 

Rosstour

Legend
I get it, trust me - but Rublev......? He is never going to be in the final of a slam, no matter the draw unless he improves his game significantly. I get your point though - the principle is what matters - not who ;) .
Fkin C'monderson made what, two Slam Finals? Rubles is already better than he ever was.
 

The Big Foe fan

Hall of Fame
What’s Djokovic’s abdominal tear in mm will be? If it’s longer than 5 mm, not even worth trying to beat him. He will serve like Karlovic, run like Nadal in prime, hit forehands like Thiem etc ;)
Bruh calm it down lol .
Not the fault of djo if nextgen is weak enough not to trounce weak and compromised version of Djokovic.
 

Bubcay

Hall of Fame
Fkin C'monderson made what, two Slam Finals? Rubles is already better than he ever was.
I stand by my observation. He is never going to be in the final of a slam, no matter the draw unless he improves his game significantly. Anderson had a killer serve and was not catastrophic with the rest of his game. Rublev needs to improve his serve significantly to even be in the contention.
 

Kralingen

Legend
I stand by my observation. He is never going to be in the final of a slam, no matter the draw unless he improves his game significantly. Anderson had a killer serve and was not catastrophic with the rest of his game. Rublev needs to improve his serve significantly to even be in the contention.
I don’t think Rublev or any NextGen has shown anything even close to Kevin Anderson on grass let alone better.

HC yeah I think Zverev and Med’s best is better. Tsitsipas as well perhaps. But I’m unconvinced Berrettini Rublev Hurkacz Ruud etc are actually better than a prime KAndy at all, better movers and baseliner for sure but not more effective players overall.
 

beard

Legend
Lets have it, there should be at least one more encounter between them in AO.

If you look at their pet slams
RG = 9 meetings
AO = 2 meetings


Maybe we can get AO to have at least a third of the meetings they had in RG.
I always surprise myself how clay skewed their h2h is... :rolleyes:

I think they should play against each other next 7 AOs, to see how that balance their h2h... And 6 more Wimbledon's, and 6 more USOs... I want 19 more off clay slam matches for Novak and Rafa... To level up things...
 

T007

Professional
AO22 SF Rafa against Djoker. Both are rested and didn't lose a set. Rublev is already in the final. Nadal fans, would you take it?
Stop betting on rublev

His results this year has been absymal at slams. He had 3 early exits and a lone QF run at AO where he got demolished by Med.
 

The Big Foe fan

Hall of Fame
Lol djokovic won 7 games in the entire match and only 2 in first 2 sets. If not for Nadal gifting back the break in 3rd set the score line could have been

6-0 6-2 6-3.
Yeah.
But it was still less lopsided than ao19.
Scorelines can be deceiving
 
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