Zverev…

DjokoLand

Hall of Fame
You know what I said before the match that the biggest problem with next gen was there mental strength and ability to fight even in defeat. Zverev then does that in the 4th so I gave him huge praise in the match thread.
15 mins later down 5-0
 

Milehigh5280

Professional
Crazy, he fought so hard and played aggressive to get that 5th set then implodes. Novak deserves a lot of credit though. It's like he flipped a switch to start the 5th
 

topher

Hall of Fame
Still terrified several hardcore Djokovic fans in the match thread, that's an achievement in itself haha
It’s ironic to see Novak fans handwringing so hard about his Bo5 pigeons after they gave Rafa fans so much crud for worrying about an actual threat in Novak for RG ‘21.
 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
It’s ironic to see Novak fans handwringing so hard about his Bo5 pigeons after they gave Rafa fans so much crud for worrying about an actual threat in Novak for RG ‘21.
There were Nadal fans worried about Novak at RG? I seem to recall widespread agreement that Nadal would beat Novak easily with several well known Nadal fans here posting threads on that topic
 

lordlosh

Semi-Pro
Yeah that guy always had pretty much the easiest draw and when someone of top 10 shows in a Best of 5 he is straight up out !!! And he got the nerves to talk about Tsitsipas toilet breaks. :D
So happy that he get beaten again today. He was hyped big time, but once again we see from what he is made.
Big strong guy and play like a Ferrer .... And he never learns.
 

Tennisfan339

Semi-Pro
It's coming, don't worry. No one else could've had the last word against this Zverev, in this tournament. He is getting closer and closer.
And who else could take Djokovic to 5 sets? Only him IMO. We'll see what Medvedev does but don't be too sure he will also win 2 sets.

He already has a gold medal, World Tour Finals, 5 Masters and 17 tournaments at 24. Nothing to be ashamed of. The slams will come. He has figured out every top players except Djokovic in BO5. Besides Wimbledon, who is gonna stop him in slams, once Djokovic is no longer there to stop him? Med on Hard courts, Tsitsipas in RG... the list is short. Once he wins his 1st slam, many more will come.
 

lordlosh

Semi-Pro
Don't make me laugh. He hasn't figured anyone out in the top 10 in best of 5. When was the last time he beat anyone inside top 10 in GS match? Yeah exactly - never !!!
 
It's coming, don't worry. No one else could've had the last word against this Zverev, in this tournament. He is getting closer and closer.
And who else could take Djokovic to 5 sets? Only him IMO. We'll see what Medvedev does but don't be too sure he will also win 2 sets.

He already has a gold medal, World Tour Finals, 5 Masters and 17 tournaments at 24. Nothing to be ashamed of. The slams will come. He has figured out every top players except Djokovic in BO5. Besides Wimbledon, who is gonna stop him in slams, once Djokovic is no longer there to stop him? Med on Hard courts, Tsitsipas in RG... the list is short. Once he wins his 1st slam, many more will come.
He hasn’t beaten Thiem in the slams, and as I remember, Thiem is a slam champion.
 

pasta

Semi-Pro
I truly wish him well !!!

I want to root for Zverev in the future ...

He is 5-7 Slam Winner for sure !
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
It's coming, don't worry. No one else could've had the last word against this Zverev, in this tournament. He is getting closer and closer.
And who else could take Djokovic to 5 sets? Only him IMO. We'll see what Medvedev does but don't be too sure he will also win 2 sets.

He already has a gold medal, World Tour Finals, 5 Masters and 17 tournaments at 24. Nothing to be ashamed of. The slams will come. He has figured out every top players except Djokovic in BO5. Besides Wimbledon, who is gonna stop him in slams, once Djokovic is no longer there to stop him? Med on Hard courts, Tsitsipas in RG... the list is short. Once he wins his 1st slam, many more will come.
I agree with you, BUT: if Joker can continue choking younger players until he either plays with a walker or retires, no one will ever say they younger guys who win are anything but 2nd best athletes playing in a Big 3 vacuum. Then, right or wrong, there will be weak era arguments like none in the past and with a good bit more logic behind them.
 
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