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

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mike danny

Bionic Poster
That's kinda my point tho, i think the Big 3 are so far ahead of these next gen players that is has destroyed their belief and mentality in tight moments. Thiem has managed to push through that occasionally but he doesn't have the game Zverev has and i feel like if Zverev's last 4-5 years had been minus the Big 3 and he was playing the likes of Tsitsipas/Medvedev/Thiem in the latter stages. He would have adapted and come out on top faster maybe.
He's barely played the Big 3 in later stages. Only twice in the last 5 years.
 

N01E

Hall of Fame
Zverev goating in the second serve. Good news is that Novak's serving first in the decider.
 

Federer and Del Potro

Talk Tennis Guru
Let's see if Zverev can keep it up when the pressure is back on him. Only really turned it on when he had nothing left to lose.

This is where Bo3 helps the underdog.
 

UnforcedTerror

Hall of Fame
Zed won the last 4 games, he's got the momentum on his side.

Djokovic needs to hold the first game of the third and this will be over quickly.
 

Lozo1016

Semi-Pro
The Olympic Channel coverage said Zverev is one of 3 players to beat Fed on grass, Nadal on clay, and Djokovic on hard. I know Murray is another one, but I'm not sure the 3rd. Thiem, maybe?
 

Krish0608

Legend
The Olympic Channel coverage said Zverev is one of 3 players to beat Fed on grass, Nadal on clay, and Djokovic on hard. I know Murray is another one, but I'm not sure the 3rd. Thiem, maybe?
Overrated stat. He beat a jaded, possibly injured Federer in 2016, a much inferior version of Rafa. His win against Nole in 2018 was quite impressive though.
 
Zverev will need two breaks of serve to win this set. Given Djokovic's Serve potency this week it should not happen.

But you never know with Zverev, he has been oddly motivated this week for getting the medal for Germany
 

weakera

G.O.A.T.
It's a 10 minute break between set anyway (new policy due to the heat). What is the problem really.
If he's just taking a dump it's fine but people question whether he's taking some kind of illegal substance because he always comes back a new player.
 
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