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Djokovic is forgetful but better off than any of us. de Minaur says so. Baby Rune is still a baby. And I’m not a misogynist

This haters associated to Novak Djokovic peace of thoughts and browse what an irony needed to say beneath Alex de Minaur the place did you get it An epic set by the Serbian champion (6-2.6-1.6-2) within the final 16 video games.

Sure haters They will not be blissful to see Nole withdraw from the Australian Open. a muscle situation that not exists According to Djokovic himself. If anybody doubts this, then it returns to existence, 1 favourite of the event and coach “Djokodiecivic” “Australia’s final hope” if he wins for the tenth time in Melbourne, the place he is caught towards Alex de Minaur, twenty fifth consecutive win on the former Flinders Park and continues to compete with solely Tsitsipas (really) Alcaraz, if neither the Serbian nor the Greek win the event would retain his seat on the throne), would regain the ATP reign and restart from week 374 with the royal scepter.

In the meantime Novak reached the quarterfinals for the thirteenth time in Melbourne. He is the same as Jack Crawford (sure, the Australian who made two New York Occasions reporters Kieran and Danzig write that if Forest Hills had gained the ultimate, they might have gained the Prime 3 Majors and gained the Grand Slam) and Adrian Quist. However John Newcombe and Rafa Nadal outperformed them 14 instances within the quarterfinals and Roger Federer 15 instances.

Novak/Nole has reached the quarterfinals at the very least 54 instances in 63 Grand Slams and completed second behind Roger Federer, who crossed the identical end line 57 instances. I’d be mistaken however By the top of the yr, at the very least, Nole will probably be equal to Roger.

As I had the chance to inform Djokovic earlier in my two-day video (one ought to shut in a minute and a half for Instagram Ubitennis’ 15,000 followers, the opposite may be discovered right here on the location), no want to fret about it Andrey Rublev defeated Holger Rune as a result of the Danish boy has much less admiration for the champions of the older era and it confirmed when he measured and beat Novak on the first alternative within the Bercy last. Rublev additionally beat Djokovic as soon as, and he did it in entrance of my eyes in his native Belgrade, however Djokovic performed solely three matches in Dubai (ko with vesely) and Montecarlo (ko with Davidovich Fokina) within the first 4 months of 2022 after the painful Australia incident and earlier than Belgrade. ) and again then Positively out of situation. Received the second set within the tiebreaks, misplaced the third set 6-0!

However the different two instances Djokovic confronted the Russians in Turin in each the 2022 and 2023 ATP Finals, with solely 5 video games left: 6-3.6-2 and 6-4.6-1.

The one ambiguity that may very well be had was with Nole’s calf, however the match towards de Minaur, who narrowly averted making up for a humiliating 6-0 in entrance of their viewers within the third set, cleared any doubt about that.

A colleague from l’Equipe requested him:However do you assume Djokovic is injured?”.

And de Minaur: “I do not know… however inform me if he appears injured!”.

Frankly, Minaur has no doubts. A lot in order that he then says:It was my first time taking part in with him and I do not assume I’ve ever performed towards somebody who can specific himself at this stage. with my experiences I’ve a sense this needs to be Novak’s finest stage potential… or at the very least I hope so! If he continues like this, I am positive he’ll win the event. He at all times put me below stress, I could not get into the sport for a second and I could not calmly play a single level on my serve. And on it… not even a break. The way in which he strikes on the pitch, the depth at which he performs all his photographs is unimaginable. I did this unattainable execution of my recreation plan, that was attempting to be aggressive, attempting to get forward of him. There have been so many moments on the sector that I did not know what he was doing…”.

And de Minaur, visibly impressed, continued: “I’ve solely heard of his left leg for the previous two weeks… after which I noticed he is been transferring very well on the sector… let’s put it that means, Both I am not an excellent tennis participant or he is good judging by his efficiency.”.

In brief, there are two conditions: both Djokovic has some hypochondria and is extraordinarily apprehensive about his illnesses, or he has an excellent physique (who has not too long ago changed his regular physique). In each instances… worse for others.

Whereas Cui Novak praises Stefanos, who is taken into account his hardest challenger in the direction of the eventual victory and the ATP lead, he would not appear to be placing a lot weight on it. Tsitsipas makes a small blunder: “Stefanos is probably the most seasoned of all of the quarterfinals right here, he is already performed a number of instances within the last phases of the Grand Slams… – after which after a brief pause – nevertheless I do not assume he is performed a last but.”.

A colleague ought to then intervene to refresh the forgetful particular person’s reminiscence: “However how, You performed within the Roland Garros last, It was an excellent recreation once you misplaced the primary two units…”.

Then Novak: “Oh sure, proper, proper. Sorry my fault! and in the event you do not beat your chest, we virtually miss it.

Whoever wins between Novak and Rublev will certainly encounter an American or a born son. Sheltonn.89 ATP – the place Ben, his father, or Tommy, who beat compatriot Wolf in 5 units, attain a objective they may by no means obtain pauln.35, that’s, the identical variety of years Spanish rival Bautista Agut10 units of effort most likely paid off for fifth-place back-to-back marathons with Holt and Andy Murray.

The People who made it to the quarterfinals weren’t simply two, however three, as a result of the third Sebi chordae#31 ATPRussian Khachanov, not removed from the primary ten, should take care of n.20.

It had been 23 years because the three People had seen one another. Concurrently within the quarter-finals in Melbourne: they Agassi, Sampras, and Woodruff. Agassi gained the 2000 event, beating Sampras within the semi-finals within the fifth set (and Sampras had overwhelmed Woodruff) and Kafelnikov after dropping within the last in 4 units.

We have been within the wonderful late Nineties for American tennis, made up of 4 Musketeers born within the USA, however aside from Courier, the sons of a Greek, an Iranian, and a Chinese language, Sampras, Agassi, Courier and Chang have been three #1s on the earth. world and a n.2, the Chinese language child from New Jersey who could not get #1 due to a recreation he misplaced in New York.

Truthfully, that is between 4 names and three yanks at this time Paul, Shelton and Korda are operating, Even relating to Korda, at the very least we have to present the identical endurance as we Italians have for Sinner and Musetti. there’s way more probability Not three males however just one American within the race to win.

As an alternative one thing makes me assume In Holger Rune’s case, we should not have to attend too lengthy. The way in which he misplaced to Rublev after unsuccessfully serving 5-3 within the fifth spherical, missed the conversion by two recreation factors at 6-5 and Rublev served to take a 5-0 lead, 6-2 , 7-3 tremendous tiebreak permits his defeat to be attributed solely to his inevitable inexperience. However probably not his tennis. it is regular The unhealthy luck of the cynical internet, who made the choice on the final second, additionally broke the match into tears. (similar to the web that rewarded Andy Murray on match level with Matteo Berrettini) but in addition – I believe – will probably be simpler than seeing their opponents cry from the following matches. Child Rune remains to be a child at this time. However it will not take lengthy.

Regardless of the defeat, Rune will probably be n.9 on the earth subsequent Monday, and even with two hefty payments to pay on the two tournaments in Paris between the Grand Slam and the Masters 1000, I might be very stunned if he does. On the finish of the yr, we did not see him within the high 10. As you already know, however I remind you, Daniil Medvedev is out of the highest 10 after 3 and a half years, finalists of the final two Australian Opens.

The final two phrases about ladies’s tennis, which didn’t excite me due to the final stage of the heroes of the quarterfinals, Seven Japanese Europeans surrounding the American Pegula Nonetheless, boasting the most effective of all standings n.3, though he has by no means made it to a Grand Slam semi-final… he appears quite modest to me.

I say this with the notice that 3 out of 8 surviving ladies are already Grand Slam champions. Belarusian Vika Azarenka (1st place for 51 weeks) twice in Australia, Latvian Jelena Ostapenko as soon as in Paris, Muscovite Kazakh Elena Rybakina at Wimbledon final yr. A fourth participant, former world No. 1 (though solely 8 weeks), Czech Karolina Pliskova by no means gained and maybe deserved it.

But when we take a look at the WTA standings originally of the event, we uncover that aside from Pegula n.3 and Belarusian Sabalenka n.5, there was just one high 20, Ostapenko n.17 amongst others, two high 30, Azarenka 22 and Rybakina 25, high 40, Pliskova 31, high 50, Linette 45 and Croatian Vekic closes sixty fifth.

In brief, studying the rating by typing solely the numbers of the 8 survivors has a sure impact for the ultimate stage of a Grand Slam: 3-5-17-22-25-31-45-64. Complete 212.1rating common 26.5.

However since I did not wish to be accused of misogyny, I made a decision to do the identical for the lads’s event and… I admit I used to be disenchanted at first.

Tsitsipas 4, Djokovic 5, Rublev 6, Khachanov 20, Korda 31, Paul 35, Lehecka 71, Shelton 89. 4-5-6-20-31-35-71-89: complete 261. Common: 32.6.

However then I informed myself, as at all times, that numbers ought to be interpreted with minimal logic. The depth of males’s tennis is completely different from ladies’s, the 2 traces of Lehecka and Shelton are breaking the financial institution… and it is way more than simply Djokovic’s order of lies (really I believe Rybakina is mendacity too). And the three high 10s in n.4, n.5 (which is n.1…) and n.6 ought to give extra weight to the analysis of many eight tennis gamers than some other purely numerical analysis. Have I satisfied you or am I only a “male chauvinistic pig”?


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