Rome 2020 F: Djokovic (1) vs Schwartzman (8)

Who will win Rome 2020?

  • Djokovic in 2

    Votes: 32 41.6%
  • Djokovic in 3

    Votes: 25 32.5%
  • Schwartzman in 2

    Votes: 3 3.9%
  • Schwartzman in 3

    Votes: 17 22.1%

  • Total voters
    77
  • Poll closed .

Fedeonic

Hall of Fame
The Italian Open 2020 Final will feature 5-times Rome champion Novak Djokovic against first time M1000 finalist Diego Schwartzman. The H2H series is 4-0 for Nole, but on clay, Peque forced the deciding set in both matches, including last year's Rome SF. Match will start not before 17:00 local time (12:00 Arg/Chi)


PS: Let's see if Peque can give us the surprise tomorrow.
 
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Hopefully Novak has a great serveboting day and is not avoiding bh dtl like against Ruud.

OTOH, Schwartzman will give his all. Biggest match of his career.

Novak in 3, might be 2. Will be drop shot extravaganza most likely.
 

ND-13

Hall of Fame
Happened last year to Djokovic also....
Yes. the scheduling in Rome has always been bad.

Diego will go into the match in less than 18 hours. I think odds are stacked against him . One thing certain - it will be a better final than Raonic.

Djokovic's draw here has been Caruso, Krajinovic, Koepfer and Ruud.

At Cinci it was Berankis, Sandgren, Struff, Agut and Raonic

At USO it was Dzumhur, Edmund, Struff and Busta.

That is a whole lot of players who dont amount to much competition.

This may be the first real test after Agut match.
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
The number 10 is everywhere.

This is Djokovic's 10th final in Rome
If Djokovic wins, he will have 10 masters on clay - 5 Rome, 3 Madrid, 2 Monte Carlo
If Schwartzman wins, he will be in the top 10
Rafa was denied his 10th title in Rome
If Djokovic wins, Shapovalov will be in the top 10 and not Diego
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
Don't think Schwartzman can't win this thing. Yes, he's facing the megalodon, but the little guy's got some game.
 

Pheasant

Hall of Fame
Schwartzman will be gassed in the final that 90 minute 3rd set was too much. I expect Djoker to win in 2 easy sets
 

ND-13

Hall of Fame
Schwartzman will be gassed in the final that 90 minute 3rd set was too much. I expect Djoker to win in 2 easy sets
Given that Shapovalov was bossing Diego all of set 2 And 3, Diego is done and it is going to be 2 quick and easy sets for Djokovic
 

Tiki-Taka

Rookie
I'd go for Djokovic in two sets. Not sure how much Diego has left in him after his win over Rafa and today's long semifinal.

Good tournament altogether. Schwartzman with a great run, Ruud too, Shapovalov improving. After two younger players contesting the US Open final, I like how tennis has been shaping up with many different names in the ending stages lately. Even with Djokovic still being there regularly.
 

Fedeonic

Hall of Fame
I voted Djokovic in 2, but I wouldn't be so sure, Peque has shown great heart on his career and won't be flat in the final for sure.
 

3fees

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic v Schwartzman H2H 4-0 Djokovic commented he is ready for this Finals Match..

Cheers
3Fee :)
 

Mkiske

Semi-Pro
The Italian Open 2020 Final will feature 5-times Rome champion Novak Djokovic against first time M1000 finalist Diego Schwartzman. The H2H series is 4-0 for Nole, but on clay, Peque forced the deciding set in both matches, including last year's Rome SF. Match will start not before 17:00 local time (12:00 Arg/Chi)


PS: Let's see if Peque can give us the surprise tomorrow.
5-times Rome champion? Not yet.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
Hard to see Diego taking a set here. Hopefully he still has plenty in the tank and Novak keeps playing at the mediocre level he has all week. Then we might have a real match on our hands.
 

Biotic

Hall of Fame
Last year Novak's SF started 1 hour later and final was 1 hour earlier.

But yeah, player with more time to rest was a Rome champion every time since Novak won in spite of it in 2011.
2011 Rome remains his finest M1000 win.

2016 and 2019 were cases of really bad luck with scheduling/inspired opponents in QF and SF for Novak, he lost the finals even before stepping on the court.

What goes around comes around, I hope he can do it today.
 

3fees

G.O.A.T.
Schwartzman has played well 600 pts is in the Bag for the Loser, Djokovic is defending 600 points thus can gain 400 ATP points and take the lead in Master 1000 Tournament wins.

Cheers
3Fees :)
 
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Nole14_15NoPressure

Guest
Gioco probaby wants to send Nadal a message. This is gonna be a slaughter.
 
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