Popyrin has Pouille in the 2nd round, winnable match. Saw him lose to Berankis the other week and Bearankis is useless on clay, Pouille has struggled since his injury. Millman and Thompson have Garin and Fognini which would appear difficult for them.
I think I need to give up on playing catch up of old tournaments, I just don’t have the time. I’m up to the QF’s in Miami (and have about 3-4 tournaments before that), and with Monte Carlo now well underway, I think I need to accept reality.
Am I biased? Absolutely. But Djokovic has so many GOAT qualities. Best ROS in the history of the game, without question. The amount of serves he hits back with heat that would be unreturned against anyone else is crazy. The depth of his shot. The power and depth he gets even when at full stretch and completely out of position. It’s mental, I have no idea how he does it. He piles on the pressure every single game. The depth, the sheer amount of balls he gets back, his consistency and ability to paint lines, what a player.
Well, that’s got to be one of the worst matches of Djokovic’s career. 45 unforced errors in a straight sets loss. Seemingly no focus, passion or interest in the match. Is this the new ‘Slam focussed’ Djokovic? Not sure I like it. That was awful.