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I love Nadal but can we stop with the agendas? Let em celebrate without us putting Rafa's name into it.
Absolutely no mercy!Oh really...
2019 1st serve = 64% ... 2021 = 58%
2019 Aces = 14 ... 2021 = 16
2019 DF = 4 ... 2021 = 9
2019 W/UE ratio = 75/51 ... 2021 = 38/31
Yeah in your fantasy land it's obvious... in reality it isn't so obvious. He served better in 2019 final and had a better ground game.
The main difference was the level of the opponent... That's what should be obvious given the well known fact that Nadal is a better US Open player than Djokovic..
Watch yourself hater!*snigger* Going by W-UE 2003 F Roddick trumps any Nadal at the USO. Clearly there's more to it than that, which you would easily acknowledge if you didn't choose to be a stubborn mule for no good reason.
I'll grant Medvedev raised his game to an extent mid-3rd set but it's too late in a slam final (and Nadal would've won the fifth set 6-2 anyway if not for a mini-choking episode). At the same time, he never approached the crazy serving of the first set in 2021; if Medvedev serves like that in 2019 he wins the first set (given that Nadal also played a poor game to drop serve early) and then it's a different mental game too. There is a thing called quality of serve or else Nadal would be the best Big 3 server with his superior percentage.
Well sure... if you think Djokovic was playing at a higher level yesterday than Nadal was in 2019... go ahead and believe that...The holy cause of claiming Nadal has the highest level, of course. That's what everything boils down to sooner or later.
The basic observation is that, in the 2021 final, one, Medvedev was placing his serves better , particularly in the first set where he kept hitting the corners and lines (one of the highest serving performances even with 65% because he was hitting most seconds extra hard too), and two, he was significantly more disciplined in terms of not making quick UEs, again particularly on his own serve (besides the first attempt to serve it out, thank the crowd). Nadal would have to rally even more, testing his old legs. He may still pull a rabbit out of his hat, given the matchup, but I wouldn't be so sure lol.
Works both ways, dear. Of course, you're hellbent on Nadal's level of play being the decisive factor on any occasion and in any comparison. Go ahead and believe Medvedev's extreme serving had nothing to do with Djokovic's perceived intensity in the first set. Joe's level clearly dropped after he missed 5 BPs in set 2 and started spraying.Well sure... if you think Djokovic was playing at a higher level yesterday than Nadal was in 2019... go ahead and believe that...
You don't think Novak's low intensity had anything to do with Meddy's confidence in going for his serves and making fewer errors? Come on... surely you've played this sport before at some competition level to know these things...
Like I said... you're in fantasy land.
You're just proving you don't know what it means here guy lol. How embarrassing.I know exactly what it means...
You have done it for Roddick, Agassi, Hewett etc..
Maybe this is why you're so angry... you're always here... I'd advise you to take a few more breaks from this place, but since you wasted so many years worshipping the Federina I can understand you need to stick around here to console each other for your losses as you watch Novak eclipse nearly every one of his important records...
2021 surface was considerably faster than 2019 too.Works both ways, dear. Of course, you're hellbent on Nadal's level of play being the decisive factor on any occasion and in any comparison. Go ahead and believe Medvedev's extreme serving had nothing to do with Djokovic's perceived intensity in the first set. Joe's level clearly dropped after he missed 5 BPs in set 2 and started spraying.
Most of the top ten sucks, that stat is trash.Not all slam titles are created equally. Djoker has faced some monsters at the USO and it’s shocking that he only has 3 titles there. He’s been a bit unlucky. He had face Federer 6 times there.
Wins vs top 10 at the USO:
In 2013, Djokovic was straight-setted by Murray at Wimbledon, so he wasn't at his best.Nadal has two of the best Open victories of all time: 2013 and 2019. Epic stuff.