who do you think best bet to taking out novak djokovic in 2020 us open ?

skypadq

Professional
i still think danil medvedev
sure med hasn 't beat djoker in slam
but med 's serve is faster than thiem 's serve and
his ground stroke is really stable to me
his mental is also stronger than thiem

i think medvedev is best bet to take out novak djokovic in 2020 us open
 
i still think danil medvedev
sure med hasn 't beat djoker in slam
but med 's serve is faster than thiem 's serve and
his ground stroke is really stable to me
his mental is also stronger than thiem

i think medvedev is best bet to take out novak djokovic in 2020 us open
No.
 

NADALalot

Professional
How do you make a thread about this?
Did you miss the AO Final?
Down 2-sets-to-1 vs. Thiem on Djokovic's favorite court?
To be honest I don't believe Djokovic can beat Thiem anymore, because the only reason why Thiem lost that AO Final was because Nadal took Thiem's legs out with the 76 46 76 76 dogfight.
 

Jonesy

Professional
If the court is slower than last year, Thiem or Med. Plus Med will be immune because of Russian vax. I think Thiem is immune too because he probably had the Covid and didn't noticed.
 

SonnyT

Professional
Medvedev, he has the flat balls and quick strokes to rob time from Djokovic. Thiem gives Djokovic a lot more time with his topspins and long strokes!

I feel if Djokovic plays his normal game, he'll beat Thiem. With Medvedev, I feel he has to bring his A game and rely on his mental toughness.

I love to see Nadal and Thiem go toe 2 toe with their very similar games, and Djokovic and Medvedev go toe 2 toe with their somewhat similar games!
 
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i still think danil medvedev
sure med hasn 't beat djoker in slam
but med 's serve is faster than thiem 's serve and
his ground stroke is really stable to me
his mental is also stronger than thiem

i think medvedev is best bet to take out novak djokovic in 2020 us open
Are you a secret fan of Novak? It's ok, just admit it. You'll feel better once you do.
 

Hitman

Legend
Djokovic would straight set Frances LOL. Best bet is Thiem or a hot Medvedev. I don't believe in Zverev and Tsitsipas at this point. Not yet. I'd love to see them prove me wrong though. If it was BO3, any of them could beat Djokovic, but BO5 is a whole different ball game.
Thiem and Medvedev possibly will be in the same half...
 

Beckerserve

Professional
Until we see the draw it is impossible to predict. Still 3 weeks to go. At the moment Cincinatti (in NY) is the key event for so many reasons.
As an aside, for some reason Isner keeps popping into my head. Just feel in these circumstances players with a killer serve will have a massive advantage. Nick probably missed a trick pulling out.
 

SonnyT

Professional
King No1e post: 14497155 said:
I'd watch out for Tsitsipas and Zverev. Both of them have what it takes to beat Djokovic.
It usually takes mental strength to take out Novak in Slams. Of the young guns, Thiem is strongest mentally, but Medvedev has the best game to beat Djokovic on HC.

IMO, neither Tsitsipas nor Zverev has shown enough game or mental strength. Zverev took out Novak at YEC, but to Djokovic, that's not comparable to Slams. Novak just doesn't come to non-Slams with the same focus and intensity.
 

DSH

Legend
Djokovic is gonna lose in the sf, probably.
Meddy has the perfect game to beat him.
Either way, Opelka vs the Serbian in the first week of the Open can be very fun to watch.
:giggle:
 

nov

Rookie
How do you make a thread about this?
Did you miss the AO Final?
Down 2-sets-to-1 vs. Thiem on Djokovic's favorite court?
To be honest I don't believe Djokovic can beat Thiem anymore, because the only reason why Thiem lost that AO Final was because Nadal took Thiem's legs out with the 76 46 76 76 dogfight.
You kiding?Djokovic kind of lost his mental strength after umpire nonsenses. He get himself together and from that point it was clear winner. He will cruise through thiem easily in US open.
 
Medvedev, he has the flat balls and quick strokes to rob time from Djokovic. Thiem gives Djokovic a lot more time with his topspins and long strokes!

I feel if Djokovic plays his normal game, he'll beat Thiem. With Medvedev, I feel he has to bring his A game and rely on his mental toughness.

I love to see Nadal and Thiem go toe 2 toe with their very similar games, and Djokovic and Medvedev go toe 2 toe with their somewhat similar games!
Apart from grunting, nasal and thiem have hardly anything in common
 

World Beater

Hall of Fame
zverev has the game but not sure he has proven he is ready to beat djoker in the important moments.

tsitsipas seems a more dangerous threat. medvedev also has the game, but does have the confidence in the big moments against djoker.

hopefully yes.
 

papertank

Hall of Fame
It’s gotta be Thiem. He seems to have taken no time off during this whole ordeal and has been playing exhos like crazy. It’s completely up in the air what form the other guys will be in.
 

Bumbaliceps

Rookie
Thiem is THE threat, although I think Medvedev could also do it. (And I'm confident both of those guys have more arguments than Nadal to beat Djoko). Any other guy (apart from a journeyman lucky enough to face a poor Novak) beating him and I would be extremely surprised.
 
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