Roland Garros R16: Novak Djokovic vs. Francisco Cerundolo

Who wins?


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This has been a brutal 10 mins. I think if Djokovic was in serious pain he wouldn’t be able to survive that or continue. I think he’s feeling something and minor discomfort but we need to keep an eye on it to see if it worsens as the match goes on.
 

Carax

Hall of Fame
Watching Cerundolo miss all those BP chances

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jss

Semi-Pro
He's 37 and played a 4.5 hour match two days ago, he's probably just sore. A quick match, an ice bath and a couple of days off and he'll probably be right as rain.
No, that's unnecessary.
You will probably see a miraculous healing in 15 min.
 

tudwell

G.O.A.T.
This has been a brutal 10 mins. I think if Djokovic was in serious pain he wouldn’t be able to survive that or continue. I think he’s feeling something and minor discomfort but we need to keep an eye on it to see if it worsens as the match goes on.
Yeah, so far this looks like a typical mid-match Djokovic slump. A little more severe than the one he experienced in set 3 of the previous round, but he's recovered from far worse. I expect 30-40 minutes from now he'll be totally dialed in and everyone will be saying he's the tournament favorite again.
 

Neptune

Hall of Fame
All that mental damage Djokovic inflicted on them over years because he beat their favorites comes pouring out.

Despite all the unfairness from organizers, politicians, sponsors, propaganda, and other significant forces.....
 

socallefty

G.O.A.T.
Snakebit year for Djokovic. Finally plays well for 3 sets looking like last year’s aggressive player and then tweaks his knee.
 

RF-18

Talk Tennis Guru
This has been a brutal 10 mins. I think if Djokovic was in serious pain he wouldn’t be able to survive that or continue. I think he’s feeling something and minor discomfort but we need to keep an eye on it to see if it worsens as the match goes on.

Obviously at this very moment it's not serious. But there is a discomfort there cause his movement isn't the same. He is gonna have to bring the big gun shots here.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
Novak to supervisor: "I screwed up my knee, this is not OK, the groundskeepers need to sweep the court every second changeover, is that asking too much!?"
 
I know it’s a while ago now….. but the chair umpire counting down in the doctor’s ears while he was trying to diagnose and treat Djokovic’s knee on the first medical timeout….. are they stupid?

I can understand being strict with time if it’s something procedural like taping or dressing a blister but if a small amount of extra time is needed to make sure a really serious issue like that can be done safely and importantly the match can continue we don’t need to do a ridiculous countdown like “1 minute”, “30 seconds”, “20 seconds” “10, 9, 8…” etc etc pressurising things stupidly.

Have some common sense while a serious situation is being done.
 
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