On a scale of 1 to 10 how would rate the quality of the Wimbledon 2023 final?

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The_Order

G.O.A.T.
I give it a 7.

Poor first set from Carlos.

Second set was a real battle, Carlos and Djok both let opportunities slip but was definitely the best set of the match.

Third set Djok was flailing around, Carlos was shoving his foot into his throat. Pretty much a mirror of the first.

Fourth set, Djok raised his level, Carlos' dipped.

Fifth set... full of tension, both players facing bp early on... the way Carlos got the break and the way he held when serving for the championship... all class.

So yeah, 2 pretty meh sets can't go above 7 for me.
 

sometennisdot

Professional
Set 1 was low
Set 2 was kind of strange
Set 3 was insane because of the 5th game, but not top quality
Set 4 was good
Set 5 was arguably 10/10
 
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abmk

Bionic Poster
6 I'd say.
Only the 5th set was worth talking about quality wise.
2nd set was decent, maybe a little better. that's about it.
3rd set was below par to bad from Djoko, 4th set below par from Alcaraz.
didn't watch 1st, but I assume below par to bad from Alcaraz given he got breadsticked.
 

ibbi

G.O.A.T.
The tennis wasn't always impeccable, but each set told a story, and they crafted one epic drama.

Set 1. Absolute domination by Djokovic maybe coupled with some nerves by Alcaraz, absolutely showing the gulf in experience between them on this stage.

Set 2. Alcaraz rebounds remarkably from the beating he has taken, works his way into the match, and then beats the most successful tiebreaker player in history in a tiebreaker to keep from going down 2 sets to nothing.

Set 3. Alcaraz breaks straight away and you wonder if he will be able to hold on. That epic 20+ minute game maybe the pivotal moment in the entire match where it all could have swung one way or the other, and the kid takes the double break. He junkballs Novak throughout this set like it's the 2013 US Open Final, and it looks like he has completely broken him down.

Set 4. Djokovic no longer seems bothered by the junk, ups his first serve and starts hitting more aggressively and takes the set without a care in the world and makes Carlos look like the boy he is, and you think "Oh well, business as usual". He also breaks to take the set so he's serving first in the fifth and you can't believe he is doing this again.

Set 5. Alcaraz 18 winners, 5 unforced. Djokovic 3 winners, 3 unforced. Teeth Rises.

8 out of 10. Beautiful swings back and forth.
 

BGod

G.O.A.T.
7. Good overall but only 1 top level set, 5th was OK, some great rallies and hitting, some nice drama, etc.

Reminds me of 2015
 
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Deleted member 779124

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7 for quality and 9 for drama. Relative scale to top players obviously.

Guess that averages up to a 8
 

StrongRule

Talk Tennis Guru
How come you're happy? I thought you were angry at Alcaraz for gifting Djokovic a free TYGS. Jesus, Djokovic's Draw was a joke at RG.
I didn't say I forgive Alcaraz for that. But this result is still better than Djokovic vulturing another Wimbledon.
 

Carax

Hall of Fame
Intermittent in terms of quality. Felt a little choppy. Still good, though. 5 sets always makes it better. 7/10.
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
7. Good overall but only 1 top level set, 5th was OK, some great rallies and hitting, some nice drama, etc.

Reminds me of 2015

2015 final had 2 pretty good sets - 1 and 2.
This one had only 1 quality set - 5th one.
 
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Deleted member 779124

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2015 final had 2 pretty good sets - 1 and 2.
This one had only 1 quality set - 5th one.
Think even 3 and 4 were better than at least a couple the sets today too and Djokovic was GOATing really even when Fed was shut out.
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
Think even 3 /4 were better than at least a couple the sets today too and Djokovic was GOATing really

oh definitely.
3rd set of Wim 15 was way better than 1st/3rd/4th sets of today.
I'd say a little better than 2nd set of today as well.
4th set of Wim 15 again definitely better than 1st/3rd sets of day.
 

NeutralFan

G.O.A.T.
6 , fifth set was great set by both player, second set was also good by both player . Set 1 ,3rd and 4 th were let down by one player and great by another.
 

Lozo1016

Hall of Fame
I think it was like a 4. Jabeur and Vondrosouva had some fun cat and mouse points, and there were a few tense momentum shifts...but Jabeur played poorly and never forced Vondrousova to raise her level.

4 seems fair.
 
A solid 6 or perhaps 7. First set was obviously horrible from Carlos, the second was choppy though better, the third was Djokovic in zombie mode, 27 minute game notwithstanding. Then the 4th set was quite a dip from Carlos again and Novak breezed through. The fifth was the best set and Alcaraz rose to the occasion magnificently.
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
All’s well that ends well.

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Red Rick

Bionic Poster
People are out of their goddamn minds.

I have 0 hope for humanity. I won't weep because when we die in poverty because climate change ****s all but the 0.1% we ****ing deserve it.
 
Solid 8, loved this match, yeah it clearly wasn't always good but the best points of it + the tension, the scenario, the crowd, it was a long match but it felt like 30 minutes, it was captivating to watch.
 

Serve&Bash

Semi-Pro
It was a great match and one of the best things any true fan of the sport can do is to not come on this forum and read the garbage posted on here during the matches. I'm convinced that the vast majority of people hating on the quality of the match were too busy sh1tposting about how "2013 X was far superior and would never lose to 2023 Y" and other dumb scenarios rather than just watch the damn match.

Yes, the levels of the two players kept fluctuating but this is the case in the vast majority of matches. Dips in form and errors in crucial moments are ingredients of a great match and the drama they produce are a big reason that a match becomes compelling to watch. Besides the 1st set, every set featured some incredible rallies and athleticism.
 

Torben

Semi-Pro
It was a very good match and one that will have repercussions for the future. It was an important match in that we have seen the passing of the guard in a sport that desperately needed it even though players like Nadal, Djokovic and Federer are true greats. I don't know how many posts, newspaper articiles and interviews on tennis in general that I've read begging for a change in regards to the younger generation stamping their name in the sport. We had that today and although it may have been a bitter defeat for Djokovic fans, I think they too must acknowledge that a change is needed for the game to remain interesting and for it to flourish.

Former Australian great John Newcombe once observed that the mystique of Wimbledon's Centre Court is rooted in the notion of the test. "You can find out anything you want to know about a person by putting him on centre court," Newcombe said. "It has to do with your breaking point."

Tennis - July 1979

We found out just how determined and strong Alcaraz was today. He had a lot of pressure not only because it was Wimbledon but because of what happened at the French Open. He did say that it would be different the next time he was in that situation and he more than delivered on that claim. He won Wimbledon!
 
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