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Djoko/Mathieu Similarity

FedererSlam
06-01-2008, 01:11 PM
I'm watching the match and the two of them look so similar. Not only are they both same heightish using the same rackets and wearings white but they're both playing exactly the same baseline tennis.

Their backhand technique looks very similar and their forehands and serves aren't exactly dissimilar. Anyone else notice this? Almost like two clones - obviously the match will be won on consistancy and mentally.

Burrow
06-01-2008, 01:21 PM
They are not too different no, but as you said, the atch will be won on consistancy.

Mentally you have to be strong to be consistant and Mathieu can crumble at the most important stages.

l_mac
06-01-2008, 01:28 PM
A lot of players play like Nole. he's just better at it.

leng jai
06-01-2008, 02:13 PM
It just means theres nothing special about Fakervic's game. Hes no 3 because of mental strength and consistency, two things Chokethieu clearly doesn't have.

arm
06-01-2008, 02:44 PM
It just means theres nothing special about Fakervic's game. Hes no 3 because of mental strength and consistency, two things Chokethieu clearly doesn't have.

:silly:

rocketassist
06-01-2008, 02:50 PM
PHM is a heavy hitter.
Djokovic is a 'power grinder'.

The latter has less natural talent but makes less errors.

He's been playing this match like Andy Murray would have, the irony is he won't be criticised like Andy is.

elessar
06-01-2008, 02:56 PM
As much as I dislike him I find it hard to say that Djokovic is less talented that PHM :scratch:

l_mac
06-01-2008, 03:05 PM
As much as I dislike him I find it hard to say that Djokovic is less talented that PHM :scratch:

He isn't. PHM is more of a :retard: than Djokovic could ever hope to be.

rocketassist
06-01-2008, 03:06 PM
As much as I dislike him I find it hard to say that Djokovic is less talented that PHM :scratch:

I mean in terms of pure ball striking. Is Nadal more 'talented' than PHM? I wouldn't exactly say so, but he's better in other areas.

Manon
06-01-2008, 03:53 PM
I'm watching the match and the two of them look so similar. Not only are they both same heightish using the same rackets and wearings white but they're both playing exactly the same baseline tennis.

Their backhand technique looks very similar and their forehands and serves aren't exactly dissimilar. Anyone else notice this? Almost like two clones - obviously the match will be won on consistancy and mentally.

I like your observation. Heights, way of movements, backhand, forhand... The big diference is serve. Novak is better server, with more variations, more consistentsy (and 5 years younger:))

I don't like to watch tennis between my two favs but, in this case, it was easier.

This Paolo is THE man as person just like HK Ferrero.

richie21
06-01-2008, 04:15 PM
If we only talk about their respective games,there is one major difference beetween Djokovic and PHM: Djokovic's serve is MUCH better.

The Pro
06-01-2008, 04:17 PM
Poor PHM, his name is mud at these boards. Same with Gasquet. I wonder if it's a french thing. Mugtheiu and Gasgay are hardly adoring nicknames.

dam0dred
06-01-2008, 04:23 PM
PHM is also not a complete and utter a$$hole.

richie21
06-01-2008, 04:27 PM
Poor PHM, his name is mud at these boards. Same with Gasquet. I wonder if it's a french thing. Mugtheiu and Gasgay are hardly adoring nicknames.


I don't think it's deserved for PHM: more than being a choker,PHM is just not good enough to consistently challenge the top players

For Gasquet on the other hand......:o

MaryX
06-01-2008, 04:32 PM
The latter has less natural talent but makes less errors.


Fantastic observation.Novak doesn't have less natural talent and you must be blind to say that.But, then again, hatred is blind.

sphiie
06-01-2008, 04:53 PM
Novak and Paulo are serving by the same way. If someone saw it on France2, they showed it. Like clones:D

Manon
06-01-2008, 04:59 PM
Novak and Paulo are serving by the same way. If someone saw it on France2, they showed it. Like clones:D

Most of us saw the match. Don't be fangirlish coz it is not true (as much as I like Paolo).

GugaF1
06-01-2008, 05:09 PM
Djokovic is an improved version as a tennis player in all senses from PHM. He strikes the ball cleanner, moves better on the court, serves better, has much better mind setup and is more consistent. Other then that, their games are in fact similar.

Farenhajt
06-01-2008, 07:00 PM
Fantastic observation.Novak doesn't have less natural talent and you must be blind to say that.But, then again, hatred is blind.

When most people here say "talent", they think of "Federeresque" talent of hitting the very corner of the court from an impossible position, or "Nadalesque" talent of passing any given opponent from every conceivable position. And they LIKE that "kinds" of talent because they just look good out there and give them adrenalin surges.

But what is usually lost in televising is tactical/constructive talent, which is Nole's "kind". As some columnist said recently, he always makes the RIGHT shots, not necessarily the most attractive ones. Therefore, more and more relevant people see him as actually the most intelligent player on the tour right now.

Which is just the right kind of talent in my book.

sammy01
06-01-2008, 09:34 PM
i thought the exact same thing today to. novak just does everything that bit better, i watched the 1st set and couldn't see how mathieu could win a set let alone the match given the similarities of their games and the fact that novak does it all better.