These two are no doubt the players that have caused a stronger impact on me at first sight in past years when they were almost "no names", so it´s great to see both in a 3rd round of a MS event. This is the first time they play each other and *fingers crossed* I hope to get some coverage from it. May the better player on the day win.
I think it will be closer than people thinks, I pick Korolev to upset Nole and win this 2-1
03-12-2007, 06:27 AM
At this point probably Djokovic.
03-12-2007, 06:28 AM
I like both, but I vote Nole 2-1 ;)
03-12-2007, 06:35 AM
I doubt you'll get coverage since they play on court 4 . Either way Nole is a favourite and shold win and this is a rare time for him to play a younger player and a future rival
03-12-2007, 06:37 AM
03-12-2007, 06:41 AM
Pass the popcorn:D This has the potential to be a close match, I will go out and predict RMK in 3, capitalizing on a bad serving day from Nole.
03-12-2007, 06:43 AM
This should be quite a cracker. Nole 2-1 :yeah:
03-12-2007, 06:57 AM
I picked Zhenya in 3 sets... :)
I'm sure he can eventually make it ! ... I hope it will be tomorrow ! :D
03-12-2007, 07:05 AM
Should be a fun match between two potential big guns of the future and I think Nole will win in 3.
03-12-2007, 07:34 AM
wanna kill me, the match of the day has no tv scheduled
I'd like to win the ice-cold murderer korolev
03-12-2007, 08:30 AM
i hope korolev win so i could finally see him play.
03-12-2007, 08:34 AM
I have also never seen Korolev. I suppose it would be the acme of ignorance to expect GM people to make an accurate assesment of a young player, but I'll ask anyway....What is Korolev's game like?
03-12-2007, 01:47 PM
Nole in two.
Zhenya still has awfully primitive game. It's effective when he's on but Nole has too many weapons for him, I think.
*hope to be proven wrong though*
03-12-2007, 03:49 PM
I'm really surprised that there are people who have never seen korolev. You had the chance last year in RG against gaudio in five sets and recently in las vegas semifinal.
You'll see an unbelievable incredible shocking arm acceleration. He's like a bomber man without pity, a really hard-hitting from forehand n backhand. I say without pity because he's unconscious to hit the ball from anywhere without considering the fundamental principles of the game, but he's improving on this day after day(he's just 19).
At some point he plays similar to djokovic.
03-12-2007, 03:53 PM
Yes, he hits huge but his shot selection... :help:
03-12-2007, 03:58 PM
I acutally wanted to see Djoko-Canas quarterfinal before realizing Korolev could meet Blake, whatever. Now, I wanna see Korolev-Blake match in the 4th round.
Well, but my head says nole's gonna win.
03-12-2007, 05:33 PM
I think Nole will have too much and win, but I wouldn't be shocked to see it go to three. Hopefully it will be a good match.
03-12-2007, 05:51 PM
I want to see this match :hysteric:
Kitty de Sade
03-12-2007, 05:53 PM
After yesterday, I hesitate to predict anything but I think Djokovic in three. Should be a good match.