They play tomorrow. Can Djokovic recover after winning Madrid?
Possible Scoreline prediction?Cut the hype, he will be just fine. His match is Wednesday.
He had just 4 matches - all straight sets at Madrid. Finals was a breeze. Absolutely no reason to see him lose before finals as he has a cakewalk draw here.
Shapavalov, who is struggling, is an ideal opponent for a clay tournament.
So the problem isn't even mental?Head problem? I think he's as mentally consistent as almost all players his age except for Tsitsipas. And, at least he doesn't go around destroying property or beat his head with his racquet. But, otherwise, I agree w/ you.
In case you haven't noticed Shap is an impulsive player.Head problem? I think he's as mentally consistent as almost all players his age except for Tsitsipas.
Unfortunately it's not something that can be fixed.Impulsive? No. Aggressive. Yes. And by the way, how is it you know better than the actual players? LOL. I see all players making poor shot selections from time to time, the high ranking and lower ranking players. If you know what he needs to excel, send him a message. I'm sure he's eager to hear from you. #armchairtennis
I agree with that but I'm starting to see him construct points a little better, and I'm starting to see more patience in rally's He definitely is trigger happy and he will always fight that but I will believe in him evolving until he doesn't.In case you haven't noticed Shap is an impulsive player.
To really excel in tennis you need to think like a chess player, several moves ahead.
I have yet to see him do this on a consistent basis.
He's also prone to making poor shot selections (ie. not using his head).