- Jul 15, 2005
Impressive turnaround, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in the final 3 sets.
Feels like Sinner, along with Alcaraz, are the headliners in the third tennis gen trying to take over from the big 3. Going off memory here but feels like Dmitrov & Raonic were some of the first crew who were supposed to surpass them, then you had Zverev/Thiem/Medvedev/Tsitsipas. Clearly the big 3 have outlasted that first generation...and honestly gen 2 might get squeezed out by 3 before Nadal/Djokovic fully go away.So much of it is mental. Yeah, Djokovic stepped it up after the first two sets, but some of the turnaround was also Sinner just not being able to deal with the pressure of having a lead and closing it out. We've seen that happen over and over again when this next generation (actually more than one generation) plays the big three in these spots. The experience factor is massive.
Yup. Great call...mine was certainly not an exhaustive list. Might make for some good thought exercises/fodder between Wimby and US Open (as something tells me this thread won't be breaking down the Newport draw)!Del Potro was a big one after he beat both Nadal and Federer to win the 2009 US Open just before turning 21, but of course he could never stay healthy.
I completely agree. I just think they are two related, but separate conversations...on the one hand you've got a few generations of up and comers across the international spectrum that have all failed at taking over from the Big 3 (now the Big 2); while on the other you've got the complete failure of American Men's tennis to produce someone to contend at all. It's been a gong show at work today so if I'm not making sense I'll try to revisit tomorrow.Yes but when’s the last time an American was even a legit contender. Andy Roddick back in the early to mid 2000s and that is it. We are approaching almost 2 decades of American crap on the mens side. This has been the dark ages for American mens tennis and it’s been pretty sad to see.
If Medvedev was at Wimbledon this probably doesn’t happen. Absolute ludicrous decision by the All England Club.When was the last time someone was gifted a trip to the finals in a men’s slam?
Really hurts the quality of the tournament to not have one of the semifinals.
Much like the 2020 US Open, this doesn’t feel like a legit slam.