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

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mike danny

Bionic Poster
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
He's guaranteed a medal if he just beats PCB.
 

Krish0608

Legend
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.
I don't think he is taking any "illegal" substance. That is baseless. I do think he is actively trying to disrupt his opponent's rythm though.
 
This just shows us all they all human. This was bound to happen to Djokovic eventually. Credit to Zverev. A really great performance I thought he was good in first set.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
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.
It's obviously not that but i really do question what exactly they get access to. Like is it literally a bathroom or is it the bathroom in the locker room? If it's the latter then do they have access to any clothing or gear they have left in there and if so, does said clothing have a mobile phone that they can get advice and tactics from coaches from? I mean i think its just to disrupt the rhythm, maybe splash your face with water and be alone and gather your thoughts without the crowd/people in the stadium looking at you.
 
First game for me for the match and the first thing I see how Zverev is using the lesser weight of the ball from Djokovic to take control easily.

I think humidity is playing a big role ,Novak looks to have a little less power than his usual matches here.
 

guga_fan

Semi-Pro
It must be some poetic justice that Djokovic and Fed never got the singles gold and Nadal never got the WTF.

It is somewhat Djokovic's fault for entering mixed doubles in these conditions knowing he would have to play 3 days in a row to get to the final.
 

weakera

G.O.A.T.
There has to be added pressure for Novak here knowing his arch nemesis Carreno Busta awaits in the Bronze medal match.

It's likely gold or nothing for Novak here o_O
 

Leonidas

Semi-Pro
It must be some poetic justice that Djokovic and Fed never got the singles gold and Nadal never got the WTF.

It is somewhat Djokovic's fault for entering mixed doubles in these conditions knowing he would have to play 3 days in a row to get to the final.
It does not have to do with being tired. He has his magic bag for the toilet break
 
Ir's almost miraculous of Zverev to hold serve after so many slip ups from himself and stellar play from djokovic.

But that game proved that if he wants any chance of winning this match he absolutely needs another break. 0-30 right now .I think the match might be decided here
 
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