Tokyo Olympics SF: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [4] Alexander Zverev

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gameovais

Rookie
Playing mixed doubles seems like a terrible idea in hindsight now. Even if you win your singles matches quickly, that's still a lot of mental energy being used. But Zverev deserves this, he's playing amazing.
 
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Deleted member 771911

Guest
Maybe first time since the dv scandal that I cheer for Zod
 

gameovais

Rookie
How much does Djokovic have left? If it was 1 break I'd still give him a chance but 2 breaks and the way Zverev is playing will be nigh on impossible even for Djokovic.
 

guga_fan

Semi-Pro
He's playing like an older player would. Come out of the gates firing and build up a head of steam but fade as things progress. Pulling a Nadal.
Well, they are old players. One of the advantages of grand slams for Djokovic and Nadal is also the day of rest compared to best of 3.
 

Oceans II

Rookie
I guess Nole will be playing in 2024. And no doubt Rafa will be back on the Paris clay. This is a devastating loss. :cry: I would take 1 Olympics Singles gold over 1 slam and maybe even 3 WTF.
 

weakera

G.O.A.T.
Well, they are old players. One of the advantages of grand slams for Djokovic and Nadal is also the day of rest compared to best of 3.
They are old players but Novak has NEVER broken down like this against a Next Gen in a big spot like this lol. You've had Thiem or Medvedev zone and take the racket out of his hands but when has he been dominating and then collapse? So it is monumental.
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
Knowing that Djokovic loses in Masters these days, and Zverev does well in Masters but not Slams, this is the match you worry about. This is why Slams should never be BO3.
 
They are old players but Novak has NEVER broken down like this against a Next Gen in a big spot like this lol. You've had Thiem or Medvedev zone and take the racket out of his hands but when has he been dominating and then collapse? So it is monumental.
He’s lost at the ATP Finals and masters. It helps that the Olympics are bo3 as well
 

weakera

G.O.A.T.
He did lose like that against Tsitsipas and Medvedev in 2019.
Not at all. The Tsitsipas match was hard fought until the end, no monster runs like Zverev is on, and the Medvedev losses featured Medvedev playing well from the start and then Medvedev just going for broke and playing with two first serves in Cincinnati.
 

mr tonyz

Professional
Sash in Bo3 is a bit of a beast. Tough luck for Djoker that Sasha was in his half.

Could anyone picture Sasha beating Djoker in the Bo5 Gold Medal Match?
 
I guess Nole will be playing in 2024. And no doubt Rafa will be back on the Paris clay. This is a devastating loss. :cry: I would take 1 Olympics Singles gold over 1 slam and maybe even 3 WTF.
Don't worry , this will motivate Novak even more for USO. A CYGS is still the greatest achievement possible in sport. What Novak has done is historic. Nobody won so much in a year like he has.

Besides there still is a chance,Zverev is known for chokes.
 

N01E

Hall of Fame
The first set was pretty deceptive because Novak won 5/6 of his games with only 2 points advantage (and all 3 of his 2nd set games). Novak's serve was absolutely crucial and Zverev played solid all along.
 
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