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jug0slavija

Is it possible to know when Djokovic- Paul plays on friday? I still haven't figured out how to get the times right lol. Nole's game against de Minaur was scheduled 01.00 central European time, and I waited up only to see it was moved to 9 in the morning. And I don't really want to wake up at 4.30 only to see the match is moved 8 hours again lol


glassopy

really? it's very simple just type "tennis matches today" into google search pick mens' singles for Jan 27 on the result and it will give your local time start 0930 CET


jug0slavija

Because often the games don't start the time it's said.


_Crazy_Asian_

I remember the match with Demon was scheduled at 1900 Australia local time, so it probably was around 9am your time...? It hadnt been moved


jug0slavija

I don't know, I followed the info on sofascore. Maybe the app is just shit for tennis lol. But that was the case there


jeffwingersballs

You're just going to have to check the Australian Open website until they update it. I'm guessing it will be the second match though.


jleonardbc

In the live rankings right now, only 75 points separate the men's #2, 3, and 4. Then there's a 1500-point gap with #5.


glassopy

So with 2000 Wimbledon points Djokovic would be clear World Number 1 already by over 1000 points and could not be overtaken even if Tsits won the AO But he's likely to be there on Sunday in any case which is insane considering the events not played in and the Wimby points


cooldude1991

Wimbledon no points messed up the rankings


MoonriseTurtle

TIL Bencic is half Slovakian


LushLoxx

I've just seen that the two singles matches tomorrow are the night matches (not sure why I thought it would be anything else lol). So yasss to a whole night's uninterrupted sleep tonight!! ETA: Pmsl @ the downvoter, why you mad cause I get to sleep - I'm weak! 😆😂


Efendiskander

The [Luca battle right now](https://www.atptour.com/en/atp-challenger-tour/challenger-tv/challenger-tv-search-results/2023-6239-ms024-quimper-luca-van-assche-vs-luca-nardi/2023/6239/all) in Quimper Challenger between Luca Van Assche (18yo, #143) and Luca Nardi (19yo, #162).


aNN1MaL

It's rare when both the Ymer brothers wins their game at same event, isn't it? I want to see them play against each other once :(.


lostinmoss

I mean they usually just play at different levels - Mikael is mostly on tour while Elias spends most his time in challengers.


Luck1492

What tournament do you think Nadal and Djokovic will retire at, when they end up retiring? I think Nadal is likely to retire after a RG or some other major clay tournament, whereas with Djokovic I’m very unsure.


jeffwingersballs

Olympics 2024.


glassopy

Depends where his hunger level is at (and if his body doesn't break obviously) I think that the Australian saga last years added a couple of years of suffering for the other tour guys onto what might have been the case otherwise He's not leaving until he's ahead of Nadal in slam numbers and either Nadal is retired or no threat to winning another slam He might try for 10 at Wimbledon also if he keeps winning there - 2025 Wimbledon last match


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Nadal at RG Novak as Wimbledon most likely Hopefully they retire on their own terms.


hojbjerfc

Belgrade


clovers2345

It’s gotta be AO right?


Luck1492

I was thinking so, but from the way he talks about Wimbledon every time he’s there it feels up in the air to me.


clovers2345

Or maybe a Serbian tennis 250 tournament


CastYourBread

I’m so tired of commentators analyzing player emotions. Rublev literally played ONE GAME and the commentator already was like “I don’t like Rublev’s body language here”


crictb12

That was partly because of Rublev’s interview post-4R match about facing Novak


b0jjii

Anyone else sensing a massive upset from Tommy Paul?


shegotofftheplane

No


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Miss_Medussa

Rublev got spanked no doubt but he also mind gamed himself before the match even started


crictb12

I feel bad for him. Has a great game to be perennial Top 5 for the next 5-10 years. Need one more step up in game to cover up sone weaknesses. Just can’t win until Joker and Rafa retire, bcoz they can beat him just by their experience.


Houssem-Aouar

Tennis fell off so hard, good lord


Schwiliinker

Wait is it a google mistake or are the mens semis gonna be played simultaneously? Don’t think that’s supposed to happen


Muraria

they will be one after another usually, I guess the order of play (who is first) is not known yet. Wait til tomorrow.


universe93

Google mistake for sure, the exact timing of the semis haven’t been worked out yet. They’ll likely be one after the other


Pacjax_Bot_V3

Deepika vs. Shakira vs. Gwen poll: https://reddit.com/r/big3tennis/comments/10l1e78/hottest_one/


shihtzu_knot

Ugh we’re to that part of the tournament where there’s no more live tennis on during my waking hours. 💔


Sad_Consideration_49

I need the djokovic azarenka happy birthday mashup, with clips of Bianca crying 😭


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WalrusLift

How do you know the mods didn't remove it and it was reported by Djokovic fans


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WalrusLift

Didn't know there was that notification on reddit. Can't the mods approve it?


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SleepingAntz

The post is still up? And there's a similar post from over an hour ago which hasn't been removed? Not sure what you're on about.


sunseekerslade

No it isn't.


Schwiliinker

if djokovic wins AO, he will have an active streak of 4 AO and 4WB in a row. The most in a row that nadal or federer won of one slam was 5 (RG and USO)


shihtzu_knot

In a row, asterisk 2022?


Schwiliinker

Well he didn’t play in 2022 AO and there was no 2020 WB


jeffwingersballs

It may not be fair, but I don't think the streak for AO counts, technically speaking.


shihtzu_knot

Hard agree


Schwiliinker

It’s the streak of when the player is playing that is being counted in this case


dissolutewastrel

An evil genie has offered you $10 billion/year for the rest of your life if you can help Tommy Paul win against Thanovic (without cheating). What's your game plan for Tommy MF Paul?Q?Q?


jiunit2491

pay djokovic $5B to lose and he can use the money to fund his charitable causes


shegotofftheplane

Pull a Tonya Harding


dissolutewastrel

too soon


Sad_Consideration_49

what does Bouchard have to do with this /s


Distinct_Salt_2460

Have Djoke’s funny juice switched out for real juice.


PigsLiveOakland

Pay off Djokovic’s cab driver, have the driver take novak the wrong way. Make sure they lock the doors and pretend not to speak english, serbian, french, italian or any other language novak might know. Have another cab following Djokovic, if he fights his way out, have that second cab lead him another wrong direction.


jsnoodles

He doesn’t have to win I just need to help him, I’m going to trick that genie.


dissolutewastrel

lol


jsnoodles

I wonder which tennis players are on here and haven’t revealed themselves.


clovers2345

Probably more than we think but they obviously use burner accounts


Nastypav12

There are some here; remember someone had played mixed with Anna Kalinskaya.


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Mental_Caregiver

So Djokovic-Paul is definitely going to be the second match for Friday right?


aweap

Yup


hojbjerfc

This is Novak at his peak fitness, peak health, and peak motivation. If you think anyone gets close to taking a set from him rn, you are sorely mistaken


Distinct_Salt_2460

Wait I thought he had a serious hip injury. Wonder how that disappeared overnight.


Coneman_Joe

He has lost a set once though


hojbjerfc

Never won a slam without dropping 1


[deleted]

I got a napkin for you. Entire point is to get entertained. It hasn't been entertaining at all in any of his matches. Do you really want to see a straight set win again? Not only that it goes down in the early morning here in America.


hojbjerfc

No thats why i am not gonna watch


jeffwingersballs

At the very least, Tsitsipas will come close to taking a set off Djokovic.


hojbjerfc

Lol


Psychological_Bug676

Did Andy Roddick first make that “First he takes your legs, then he takes your soul” comment?


shihtzu_knot

Yes on Twitter.


jeffwingersballs

That sounds like something out of MMA or some ancient text.


Coffeetennislove

Havent watched any djokovic games, anyone who watches him regularly can tell if he looks a step slower or something because of the injury? Not trying to feed the fake injury drama, just wondering if he looks slower and still crushes opponents.


Choice_Awareness

to me, it looks like his motion isn’t as fluid. he also hasn’t been tested physically bc none of his opponents made him run and hit the balls straight at him.


Additional_Ad5671

I think Karen is going to take out Stefanos. He’s been playing so well and he has a real backhand.


Coneman_Joe

Doubt it


Choice_Awareness

0-5 h2h


Coneman_Joe

Yeah not a chance in Stefs home tourney


Luck1492

Just woke up. Djokovic is absurd man. Also yay for Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna!!!


Meecs18

Why does this sub get so much worse when the slams are on


PigsLiveOakland

Casuals, big 3 trolls, the increased stakes increasing toxicity, more posts inevitably meaning more crap


WayTooDumb

I mean is this really that much worse than the ReaL dEaL memes that were 80% of the sub last year whenever Alcaraz won a match?


Someguy0328

Imo, yes. Both annoy me, but I’ll take annoying and repetitive over annoying, repetitive and toxic.


hojbjerfc

Casuals


SelectZookeepergame5

Will Alcaraz be back for the sunshine double or clay season?


Coneman_Joe

He will debut in Argentina Open


Antonio_is_better

Oh that's why he's training on mud, I was worried he wasn't coming back until Euro clay season. Brainfart by me.


Plane_Highlight3080

Read that he’s been playing in clay and getting ready for the little Latin American clay swing Dominga up next month. So quite soon he should be back


SelectZookeepergame5

How good were Tsitsipas's serves yesterday compared to Djokovic's? I know Tsi has more power and speed but Djokvoic has better placement, right? Does Tsi have variety of slice serves and kick serves or does he usually hit speedy flat serves?


Additional_Ad5671

I think you pretty much nailed it. Stefanos has a bit more power in his serve , but I would take Novak’s serve any day. He has good power , good variety and excellent placement. In the last few years the Novak serve has improved greatly and is one of the best on tour now.


RedditorMan2020

Ugh I put my tokens on the Aussies


loadofcheese

Gadecki is so hot


BuyXRPFuckTheSEC2

Haven’t seen a lot of Tommy Paul admittedly until this week, but from what I have seen he has plays with more variety than De Minaur and Rublev which could test out the hamstrings of Djokovic by way of movement and creating angles on top of his powerful baseline game. Takes a lot of risks in addition. Nothing to lose and on paper he could trouble Djokovic, but way harder to execute in practice as evidence by the past 2 matches.


hojbjerfc

Lol. “Test out the hamstrings” are you actually watching the tennis?


ODRex1

He will lose in straight sets


Psychological_Bug676

Oh some of you Novak fans are so arrogant and mean. Y’all will be dealt with in due time the way annoying Fed fans like my dad were dealt with by Hubert. Trust 🔪 praying for the spirit of prime Stan to possess one of these ATP men soon 🙏


LovrenIsTheGOAT

Fed's knee dealt with him, not Hurkacz.


Choice_Awareness

honestly it’s exhausting how condescending they are


Hopeglass

Stefani is great!


RevolutionaryAd5176

Do you think Tommy, Karen, or Stef could put up a fight against Novak? Tbh these Djokovic three set beatdowns are getting a bit boring to watch


SleepingAntz

If they play in the final Tsitsipas will definitely win 1 set. More than that? Depends on how Djokovic is playing; it's honestly a great matchup for him.


SelectZookeepergame5

I guess things will be fun once Alcaritos comes back


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Joker is making up for last year. I don't think any of those guys will stop him from winning it. He was preparing from the jump. The way he played at Adelaide you could tell he meant business.


raysofdavies

Kind of says it all about the state of the ATP tour that this slam will be remembered in large part for the 35 year old world number 66 reaching the third round. These Djokovic Vs whomever of the next-next-next gen actually shows up slams are boring as hell.


Sinjinkenlad01

As an Aussie, finding myself yearning for the day Djokovic retires, as bad as that sounds just want some excitement at the AO


raysofdavies

Same. It’s how I’ve felt since Serena went on maternity leave. I love her and she was incredible, but a wide open field is way more exciting to watch.


Coneman_Joe

Well, the other players should just get better then, right?


nypr13

How boring you ask? So boring the guy doesn’t even remember comeback finals results.


raysofdavies

It’s boring as fuck watching injured Djokovic still be able to saunter through a laughable draw that still managed to fall apart. He isn’t trying as much as he can because he doesn’t need to. Meanwhile the WTA is full of upsets and narratives and opportunities. The tours have been like this for four and a half years now.


hojbjerfc

[how the fuck is this being allowed](https://twitter.com/tumcarayol/status/1618211398177423360?s=46&t=nSuL1G7ihjHvvXaaafbn_Q) and what rhe fuck are serbian fans doing associating with this


KristoVeeroja

Cry more.


Bonoahx

Best to just not give these people attention imo, just like English football hooligans there will always be a tiny minority who are out to cause trouble


Mister_Lizard

Is it too late to ban all Serbians from the tournament?


blashyrk92

Least fascist comment


slimeshlattsex

are u joking?


hojbjerfc

That would be wrong to do


raysofdavies

Eastern Europe has a complex relationship with Russia but it’s overlooked how lots of them h-a-t-e Western Europe and the EU, NATO etc.


mertz97

Big part of Serbians support Russia and are considering them as brothers


hojbjerfc

Wait really. 🙄


Jrain415024

Did novak say anything about the hamstring after the match?


addiesngrass

He did mention trying every bio-feedback machine in existence


Muraria

Hope we get Rafa, Alcaraz, Zverev, Thiem, Wawrinka back in shape for next Grandslam.


hojbjerfc

Not zverev


raysofdavies

There’s a good chance only one of those are truly fit and firing for it 😔😔😔


glassopy

Alcaraz sure will be. Zverev quite probably will be. The rest are irrevocably compromised in one way or another either by age or injury or both.


Milly_Hagen

Well I guess that Murray/Kokkinakis match is going to end up being the most exciting one this tournament.


DanaiDampa

You’re not an Rublev fan if you don’t cry at least once a month because of the devastating ways in which he loses his matches. I just woke up to a tragic score line and clips of Andrey crying on the recovery bike all over twitter. Tennis is truly the most brutal sport there is


Psychological_Bug676

This 😭 And you’re not a Rublev fan if you don’t have the highest of highs (Rune match) to the lowest of lows (this match)


Milly_Hagen

As a Sinner and Rublev fan....I get double the rollercoaster. Not great for the nervous system lol


DanaiDampa

So true…his wins are almost euphoric and his losses completely tragic, all within the span of a few hours. Straight out of a novel…Let’s see what the future holds ❤️‍🩹


mertz97

Just watching mixed doubles and first time seeing that someone decided that WTA player serves first in set. Isnt that a disadvantage? edit: Stefani serving to stay in set at 5 4 got them to lose set, just weird decision to make her serve first


iiiinsanityyyy

Maybe wind related?


Nastypav12

Stefani has been the stronger player; they just picked her to receive for "deciding" point.


mertz97

There is no picking in mixed doubles. Same gender receives deciding point


GP3ElPresidente

If Djokovic takes the 1st set against Paul i think he’ll win in 4 but i think even though he’ll win Paul will make him fight and sweat for all those points almost even if he wins it in 4 IMO and i think if it ends in 4 i think this will go on for around 4 hours until Djokovic finishes it off


hojbjerfc

I doubt paul wins 4 games


GP3ElPresidente

I’ve averaged all the stats on the 4 players that are now in the semifinals and honestly Paul is ranked almost 1st on everyone of those stats compared to Djokovic,Stefanos and Khachanov and then Djokovic is a clear 2nd and then Khachanov and Stefanos are equal for 3rd place


lMarshl

Destiny arrives all the same


glassopy

Lots of players look good on paper until they play a Djokovic performing near his best level. Paul has a solid game that I've watched before but he's never been past a 4th round before in a slam and getting a first slam SF at 25 is going to faze anyone to some extent It is an advantage for Paul that Djokovic has never played him before I will say that. Djokovic likes to work out a tailored game plan for playing an opponent and it's obviously harder to do that if they have never had the experience of playing against them. Although Djokovic had never player De Minaur either and look how that turned out Nevertheless it's unlikely that he will do well against Djokovic's consistency. Djokovic has to drop down a big level and Paul has to get a big lead to have a chance.


clovers2345

Have they both practiced together?


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I think Paul takes a set from that unfamiliarity alone. He's better at setting up a point then hammering oppose to Rublev. He has more of a tennis mind. It's always the same m.o. with Rublev. Paul had those injuries and its nice to see him finally perform well.


glassopy

Well as I said that unfamiliarity didn't work out great for De Minaur. Then again Djokovic did have the big extra motivation of De Minaur being in a press conference last year when the news came through about Djokovic being finally deported and De Minaur laughed. Won't have that fuelling him against Paul, luckily for Paul.


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Anything is better than what we saw from him and Rublev. Need some great tennis. Possibly Rybakina and Azarenka will put on a show.


glassopy

Rublev is not a bad player. Djokovic is just too motivated for this tournament. He's on a complete mission. He's making his opponents look like players from the challenger tour. Blame the Australian gov last year for ruining not just that one but this one also!


Hopeglass

Paul is playing and serving great. But he he is yet to face a returner like ND.


NeoPrimitiveOasis

Huh. Tommy Paul and Novak Djokovic have no head to head record. Tommy needs to play the match of his life and hope for the best.


curlyhairedyani

Tommy Paul will put up a better fight than Rublev and ADM I am sure of it


Coneman_Joe

Probably


GP3ElPresidente

Agree imo even if Djokovic wins the 1st set i still believe Paul will win a set as well from him but i think this could still go on for 4 hours because i believe that Djokovic will take it in 4 but Paul is gonna make him fight and battle for every point for every set they have.


Vasst13

I take back what I said earlier today. This is Novak Djokovic's game. It just happened to be invented 100 years before he was born


GP3ElPresidente

Tommy Paul is no joke he’s been on absolute fire so far in this tournament and he’s gonna give Djokovic absolute hell on Friday IMO so i think if Paul takes the 1st set this could end in around 5 hours in a 5 set thriller


rhapsodick

Rublev during cooldown exercise: Sadly go-karts


Idgaf115599

Djokovic is winning in straight sets bcoz he is injured. If not, he would have lost 1st set, gave hope to players they can win and then crash it completely


hojbjerfc

So very very injured. Gonna need surgery I am sure


lMarshl

Stay mad


hojbjerfc

If you don’t think players like Novak and Rafa exaggerate injuries to give themselves extra motivation and crowd support you incredibly naive


lMarshl

Lemme borrow that tinfoil hat fam. Maybe I'll see it then


hojbjerfc

Oh My God rhis happens in every sport. Look at what fritzy said the other day


insty1

Demon and Rublev could've played 2v1 against Novak and still lost


Coneman_Joe

Not sure, Novak lost in the first round of doubles in adelaide


ScrantonScrangler

Paul is definitely not beating this Novak but hopefully we have a good match at least. Players like Rublev simply defeat themselves when playing Novak probably due to all the beatdowns Novak's given them before. They're just so mentally fickle. Paul and Djokovic have never played so it will take Novak a bit to figure him out probably. Paul also strikes me as a guy who gives zero fucks. Hopefully he at least snatches a set (Narrator: *he didn't*).


Stunning-Cod-2310

Hopefully it's an entertaining match. But what I'm also hoping for is that Jokervich steals Tommy's soul forever.


BLS4T

The man is so dominant he even had time to bring flowers to Barbara. <33


Thechoicesmate

Honestly, does Paul have a chance? I really haven't watched any of his matches


GP3ElPresidente

If he takes the 1st set then i can see a 5 setter but u still think Djokovic takes it


Thechoicesmate

There's a 99% chance Djokovic but anyone reaching the semis of a grand slam have something thag brought them to that level. Does Paul have something that can trouble Djokovic?


Yupadej

No.


chutsal123

Djokovic post match content is always class


Antonio_is_better

Brilliant advice from Djokovic to Barbara Schett "Just hit the lines and win"


Representative-You31

why are tennis fans so soft


Antonio_is_better

Because we don't have that legendary /r/soccer copypasta.


Representative-You31

every time I post an opinon on one of these threads that the majority disagree with I get downvoted to shit lol.


Antonio_is_better

I also get downvoted to shit sometimes. We must start a religion to deal with this.


Representative-You31

okay, what shall we call it


Leather-Bike-6014

I only managed to see the last game. Was Andrey that bad for the whole match?


porncornroz

Nah he tried his best but nole was just too good for him. Bweh needs variety in his game. Too one dimensional for top players in my opinion


Leather-Bike-6014

Thank you. I hoped he wasn’t.


Dark_Vengence

That was unreal from nole. Feel bad for rublev but he couldn't find a way through.


Striking_Town_445

The arc where Mufasa wins


Mrsmorale

Mufassaaaaa


Striking_Town_445

I am your father


WayTooDumb

I dunno about you guys but my bracket had Khachanov vs. Paul in the finals. Obviously


porncornroz

Lol I really hope and pray you are not a betting guy


Bonoahx

Mine had FAA and Ruud so


milanjfs

Rublev cam again on eurosport lol