Novak Djokovic, Bertini, Alex Vieira Daniel Medvedev discussed on The Mini-Break
Here are three reasons. Why no fact joke which could loops at the twenty twenty one. Us open could come up short in his quest not only to complete the calendar grand slam but to win a record setting twenty first men's singles grand slam title as one. Let's start by talking about the field. Quite frankly alex vieira daniel medvedev they have proven by the metrics by their recent results that they are good enough to get the job. Done you start within. Neil matt that he's coming off of a title run at the toronto masters his last four results in hardcourt majors. He made the finals of the twenty nine thousand nine. Us open semi-finals twenty twenty in australia. Semi-finals twenty twenty in new york as well finals in australia. This season. he's now got four hardcourt masters titles to his name. He's won a year end. Masters one thousand. He's beat novak djokovic on a hard court before you look at the metrics in his win streak to end twenty twenty star twenty twenty one he had a whole percentage higher than prime john is ner in the ninety two percent range she had a break percentage thirty six percent higher than prime joke vision prime nidal. He's relatively sustain those numbers on hardcourts. Over the course of the season you look for neil medvedev it's just he and novak djokovic who ranked top ten in both hold and break percentage. He's proven he's good enough. So has alex vera who's won fifteen consecutive matches entering the us open quarterfinals. He wins olympic. Gold medal comes back from a and breakdown. Against no other than novak djokovic. She look for zero during that. Fifteen match win streak. His whole percentage would rank fifth amongst top fifty players. His first serve win percentage around eighty two percent that would rank i his break percentage thirty nine percent that would rank i. He's made a jump here over the past month. It's been noticeable in his results notable noticeable in the aggression. He's played with on-court as well again. Both of those guys good enough to do it. And you look at joe kebich's path. Not only would he likely have to beat both of those spends fear of in the semi-finals medvedev in the finals. He's also got bertini in the quarterfinals and we saw bertini push him to both off. Four sets in both the french open and wimbledon this season bertini third in hold percentage amongst top fifty players. One of only three in the ninety percent range in terms of how frequently he's holding serve. He's got the sort of elite weapons to certainly give any player troubles. Even novak joke between he serves his best. And there's no hiding for joke veggie. Yes all those guys have to win a couple of matches but likely for jovic hill. Half the beat all three of those players. That's your list of four men by the way to make the fourth round at every major this season it's bertini zero and medvedev. He's likely going to have to face all three. That's tough of of a pathway. As you can get to a grand slam in twenty. Twenty one novak djokovic. Has that pathway ahead of him. Of course you look for joke vich here in this gets us into point number two..