This topic was only ever going to cause a fight.
This is stupidResult would be pretty similar to this, maybe a bit closer.
The numbers probably back it up too, but more because the game has changed completely. Med is like some form of Usain Bolt of tennis that doesn't miss and hits ton of aces.
You're saying that as if this final "proved" something. It didn't.I said it long before this final even happened, Med is the better player.
Lol Peak Hewitt could NOT return better than Novak Djokovic.Just to be clear peak hewitt would return a lot better than djokovic did yesterday so Medvedev wouldn't breeze through his service games as easily. That said med would still get more free points than hewitt on serve which may be the difference.
Once the ball is in play not much to differentiate the 2, seems like there would be a lot of endless rallies. Med doesn't really come to net so Hewitts superior passing shots wouldn't matter too much.
Yesterday was probably the worst Novak ever returned in a slam final. One break at the very end which was basically donated because Medvedev was rattled by the crowd. Medvedev was serving very well, but not that well. He won like 76% of his second serve points, minus double faults. That's unheard of for Novak.
I was referring to how Djokovic returned in the final only, where I thought he was surprisingly poor. No argument that career wise Djokovic returns better than Hewitt, he just didn't do it in this match.
Of course he could. Novak left his body in this match. The occasion got to him and he was all emotions... Under normal circumstances, Novak returns a lot better. As would peak Hewitt. Hewitt had a super solid ground game and was a top returner.
Med is very likely to overtake most of Hewitt's achievements though by the time his career finishes.Hewitt achieved much more but that was 20 years ago's tennis. Med is 20 yrs later where technology and training styles are higher. I will say Hewitt still the better player as he knew how to get to 80 weeks #1 and win 2 slams. Federer was losing like 7-1 h2h and took 2 years to figure Hewitt out.
yeah in future med may win 8 slams and more weeks number 1.Med is very likely to overtake most of Hewitt's achievements though by the time his career finishes.
Btw don't really understand this comparison, seems totally random. Better compare Med with his fellow Russian Safin
Pretty sure Medvedev has the better forehand – and hits deeper.Except that Medvedev's actual ballstriking isn't that great, his movement while great for his height isn't at an ATG standard because he lacks the agility and footwork of a guy like Hewitt. Yes he has big serve but that's the only stroke advantage he has...
Wait, what does 33 years old Nadal have to do in a comparison with the only guy to beat 2004-2007 Fed off clay?Peak Hewitt could not beat Safin at home with the whole stadium on his side
and would never beat this level of Meds or Nadal 2 years ago at the USO final.
David Nalbandian vs Hewitth wimby was similar to how Novak played at this final.
Watch extended highlights of Meds vs Rafa a few years ago, brilliant tennis not
of Hewitt caliber but loved Hewitt beating Kuerten, Fed and others in their home soil.
Disagree. Hewitt took the ball earlier, was better at creating angles, better down the line, I/O etc...depth maybe goes to Medvedev? But if you're on the baseline picking balls off your shoelaces you're going to drop a few more balls short relative to someone six feet behind the baseline.Pretty sure Medvedev has the better forehand – and hits deeper.
I decided to look up Med loses especially on HC as that is the only surface he is great on and he’s only lost 5 matches in the last year.Every proactive player who can consistently execute an attacking gameplan is a tough matchup for madlad lol.