Gollum Posted September 12, 2021 Share Posted September 12, 2021 (edited) 54 minutes ago, Sean Bradley said: Absolutely agree, I am big Novak fan myself, but I wanted to see more intriguing tennis, This US Open was like, which kid would Nole Beat in the final, With Federer at least it was 70 30 in Nole's favour, they always put up an exciting contest. Hoping that Med makes its exciting. Zverev and Med were always going to be the biggest hurdles for him, Med more so despite the AO F beatdown earlier this year. Tsitsipas has too many flaws on these kind of surfaces right now. Post-Wimbledon HC season for the last couple of years has been dominated by the Russian, he generally peaks during this time of the year and has experience of playing a final at Arthur Ashe in 2019 against another ATG in Nadal. Though Zverev has more weapons to hurt Nole, his poor record in slams (biggest black mark being 0 wins against top 10 opponents) means Med is the toughest opponent for Nole in the absence of Thiem. The match will mostly be a boring pushfest, not an exciting match-up stylistically (Med's return of serve position will be 3 m behind the baseline and won't go for risky winners in the rallies, Nole will be content to move the tall guy around the court) but has potential to compensate for that in terms of drama, especially considering the significance of the occasion and Nole's poor record in US Open finals (3-5). Too close to call, Med may be in top form unlike the Serb but if there is one thing we know, it is that it isn't enough to just outplay Nole in slams, one must also be very very clutch.....loads of break points, set points, pressure against Nole's ROS. Test of character for the Russian. Edited September 12, 2021 by Gollum Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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