SMB Tennis thread

MarcoG

Striker
Thought Djokovic's best set there was funnily enough the one he lost 6-0. Actually tried to play tennis. Margin for error got less and less as the match went on. What's the point in trying to slap winner after winner against Nadal on a slow clay court? Bizarre really. Beaten him seven times on clay and not once like that.

He's got over the line in a few of them unlike her but his big match play over the last 18 months is similar to Serena's last few years.

Strange.
 


scotch

Winger
Thought Djokovic's best set there was funnily enough the one he lost 6-0. Actually tried to play tennis. Margin for error got less and less as the match went on. What's the point in trying to slap winner after winner against Nadal on a slow clay court? Bizarre really. Beaten him seven times on clay and not once like that.

He's got over the line in a few of them unlike her but his big match play over the last 18 months is similar to Serena's last few years.

Strange.
Thought he played best in the last set personally, cut the errors down and served better - nadals level did dip slightly ( but it had to, couldn't be at the first two set level throughout).
Last set was what I and I think most people were expecting.
 

Blue_Monday

Goalkeeper
He isn't peak Djokovic anymore thats the problem, he is still good enough to get to most finals and beat most but he isn't head and shoulders above the rest anymore, lost to Thiem in the semis of the French last year, how he won that Wimbledon final last year I will never know, was two sets and a break down before retiring in the US open last year, Thiem pushed him all the way in Australia and he was demolished today. Was madness how people were writing off Nadal and saying Djokovic would win the French based on that daft warm up tournament they played a few weeks ago that Nadal couldn't have cared less about.
 

scotch

Winger
He isn't peak Djokovic anymore thats the problem, he is still good enough to get to most finals and beat most but he isn't head and shoulders above the rest anymore, lost to Thiem in the semis of the French last year, how he won that Wimbledon final last year I will never know, was two sets and a break down before retiring in the US open last year, Thiem pushed him all the way in Australia and he was demolished today. Was madness how people were writing off Nadal and saying Djokovic would win the French based on that daft warm up tournament they played a few weeks ago that Nadal couldn't have cared less about.
Dont, it still hurts now :cry:
 
Class that from Nadal I think he will end up with more slams than Federer but I had always expected Djokovic to end up with the most slams making himself the goat but I am not so sure now. His slam record away from his strongest surface hardcourt is good but not spectacular in only winning 6 non hardcourt slams. He has always had a massive advantage over Federer and Nadal in that he gets two slams a year on his best surface, however I think with the likes of Thiem amongst others finally looking a big threat the Australian won't be such a gimme for him anymore, he can only win the French if he somehow avoids Nadal and Thiem which is almost impossible. Wimbledon may be his best bet as Federer will almost be 40 by next year and none of the younger players seem to be able to play on grass to a high level, he never dominates the US open like he does in Australia so cant count on winning more of them, Nadal for me now looks favourite to win the most slams and go down as the goat if he stays fit, he is still unbeatable in the French and always does well in America.
When you look at it properly, I think Rod Laver is actually the greatest. His record is something else.
 

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