Novak heading where humans have not set foot for 5.000 years

Sunny014

Legend
Novak is more courageous than Fed/Rafa, I will give him that.
I don't see Roger taking these sorta risks
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
You do realise that the last 2 times a fully fit Rafa played Novak on clay Rafa bageled him? No, I am not any more worried about Rafa playing Djokovic on clay now, than I was before RG this year.
Novak was tired in Rome 2019. It wasn't all about Rafa in that match.

Or I guess you are ok with accepting that Federer bagelled a fully rested Nadal on clay at Hamburg 2007 and straight a healthy not tired Nadal at Madrid 2009.

This year, Nadal struggled to put Djokovic down in Rome, even got breadsticked, and again it was Djokovic who was more tired as he played twice the day before and his last match finished late at night.
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
Novak was tired in Rome 2019. It wasn't all about Rafa in that match.

Or I guess you are ok with accepting that Federer bagelled a fully rested Nadal on clay at Hamburg 2007 and straight a healthy not tired Nadal at Madrid 2009.

This year, Nadal struggled to put Djokovic down in Rome, even got breadsticked, and again it was Djokovic who was more tired as he played twice the day before and his last match finished late at night.
Opinions aren't facts.
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
That’s why you can never prove your opinions?
Fully fit God mode RG 2008 Nadal failed to bagel or breadstick Djokovic...heck was he set point down. But now a fully fit Nadal is bagelling Djokovic on clay, has Nadal really become that much better on clay, or maybe Djokovic wasn't quite at his best either....who knows right?
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
You do realise that the last 2 times a fully fit Rafa played Novak on clay Rafa bageled him? No, I am not any more worried about Rafa playing Djokovic on clay now, than I was before RG this year.
Didn't even know he could be fully fit, since he is an injured person.
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
Fully fit God mode RG 2008 Nadal failed to bagel or breadstick Djokovic...heck was he set point down. But now a fully fit Nadal is bagelling Djokovic on clay, has Nadal really become that much better on clay, or maybe Djokovic wasn't quite at his best either....who knows right?
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
you know that this man has Rafa's number...now even in RG...and that's why you hate him.
He has Rafa's number on clay when Rafa can't serve well and is not moving well. He has never otherwise had his number on clay. If you put fully healthy old Rafa against old Djokovic - on clay - Rafa is the better player. On other surfaces? No. Its different.
 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
Look who shows up to the party! :cool: :laughing:
Some people will do anything to hide from the fallout of the GOAT quest at the Olympics and 21st slam at the AO.
And what do people that lose at the slam they were supposed to be unbeatable at do? Especially after winning the first set? Hide the next two slams and filter “injury” excuses?
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Going back to the thread subject, I haven't got the time and patience to watch an almost one hour video to have a clue about what people are lively discussing in this thread.
I even find it hard to believe that Novak Djokovic had that much time to spend inside a cave where the last people known to set foot did it 5000 years ago (that was what I more or less understood).
Therefore, I believe that I am entitled to make all the unsubstantiated comments I feel like, which I may post in some sleepless night.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Novak was tired in Rome 2019. It wasn't all about Rafa in that match.

Or I guess you are ok with accepting that Federer bagelled a fully rested Nadal on clay at Hamburg 2007 and straight a healthy not tired Nadal at Madrid 2009.
Not quite true. Nadal was almost certainly a bit physically spent after the long, marathon semi-final he played against Djokovic the day before.
 
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