Zverev to expose Djokovic's false dawn.

TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
I'm calling this now.

Djokovic's loss at the Olympics was a seminal moment in the history of tennis.

We are witnessing the "changing of the guard" in real-time.

Alexander "Alex" Zverev is now the full package; the finished article. No more will the 24-year-old Hamburger wilt under the strains of pressure and expectation.

Alex "Sascha" Zverev in 4, for me.
 
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Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I'm calling this now.

Djokovic's loss at the Olympics was a seminal moment in the history of tennis.

We are witnessing the "changing of the guard" in real-time.

Alexander "Alex" Zverev is now the full package; the finished article: no more will the 24-year-old Hamburger wilt under the strains of pressure and expectation.

Alex "Sascha" Zverev in 4, for me.
So true but this thread should be in match results section. since we will be posting the straight set victory score by sasha
 
I'm calling this now.

Djokovic's loss at the Olympics was a seminal moment in the history of tennis.

We are witnessing the "changing of the guard" in real-time.

Alexander "Alex" Zverev is now the full package; the finished article: no more will the 24-year-old Hamburger wilt under the strains of pressure and expectation.

Alex "Sascha" Zverev in 4, for me.
Only one that can potentially stop him. Nothing to call. Everyone knew this well before USO started. This thread is equivalent of discovering a wheel or hot water.
 

Kralingen

Legend
Zverev is in the best form of his entire life and has the physical/power/serve advantage.

He can and probably will win if he is strong in the big moments, but does anyone believe that will happen?
 

TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
False dawn after winning 20 slams?

I guess Federer and Nadal had their false dawn's exposed also when they were going for 21.
His last 3 Grand Slam titles have been somewhat pyrrhic victories.

With his ailing contemporaries falling by the wayside, and a lack of fight from the much-ballyhooed NextGen, these titles that he won weren't entirely representative of the 2020-2021 era.

Alexander "Zed" Zverev now has Novak "Nole" Djokovic's measure. It's one-way traffic from now on.
 

SteffiGoat

Semi-Pro
This. Sasha was nowhere to be found this season until the olympics
He was not on the Djokovic level but before the Olympics, Sascha won Acapulco beating Tsitsipas in the final, won Madrid Masters (beating Nadal on the route), and gave a big fight to Djokovic at AO.
 

ibbi

Legend
The signs of frailty are still there. They have increased with every round, and there is minimal reason to assume that will not continue. Novak was pretty unreal sets 2 and 3 against Berrettini. I know Zverev has qualities that Matteo does not - return, backhand, and is much more capable hanging in a rally, but... Not yet convinced. To go from, what is it, 0 and 11 in top 10 matches at slams to ending the run for the grand slam? Seems a hell of a step up:p
 

bobleenov1963

Hall of Fame
I'm calling this now.

Djokovic's loss at the Olympics was a seminal moment in the history of tennis.

We are witnessing the "changing of the guard" in real-time.

Alexander "Alex" Zverev is now the full package; the finished article. No more will the 24-year-old Hamburger wilt under the strains of pressure and expectation.

Alex "Sascha" Zverev in 4, for me.
I guess there are idiots born every minute. The USO is Bo5, NOT Bo3.

Stop comparing Zverev's accomplishment at the Olympics and Cincy versus USO. Novak will eat him alive in the semi.
 

jm1980

G.O.A.T.
I'm calling this now.

Djokovic's loss at the Olympics was a seminal moment in the history of tennis.

We are witnessing the "changing of the guard" in real-time.

Alexander "Alex" Zverev is now the full package; the finished article. No more will the 24-year-old Hamburger wilt under the strains of pressure and expectation.

Alex "Sascha" Zverev in 4, for me.
You don't understand what the word "dawn" means, do you?
 

TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
You don't understand what the word "dawn" means, do you?
In what way as that word erroneous in this context?

2021 has seen a rejuvenated Djokovic, but he has flattered to deceive.

"Gimme" draws, and the weakest field in the 21st-century, has papered over the cracks of his errant game.

Yes, 2021 is indeed a "false dawn" for the ailing Serbian protagonist.
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
I'm calling this now.

Djokovic's loss at the Olympics was a seminal moment in the history of tennis.

We are witnessing the "changing of the guard" in real-time.

Alexander "Alex" Zverev is now the full package; the finished article. No more will the 24-year-old Hamburger wilt under the strains of pressure and expectation.

Alex "Sascha" Zverev in 4, for me.
Zverev to win in straights and flip off the crowd at the end
 
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