Rublev's serve is generaly useless considering his height, last year he was #39 at the end of a year in ranking, yet in service stats he was #79 in efficiency rating, #70 in % of points won after 1st serve and #76 in % of service games won. But he's incredibly talented in terms of natural feeling and groundstrokes potential, he's always been considered in Russia as more talented player than Khachanov. If he stays healthy, I think he can easily improove his serve and make top20 next year, this tournament is a positive sign for a future considering pretty bad season he had. He's not far away from Tsitsipas in terms of natural talent, but regularity and fundamental schemes in service games is what makes the difference between two of them now. Tsitsipas' combination of serve and forehand is winning him games, Rublev doesn't have any source of these 'free' points developed yet.
I was disappointed by Rublev in Next Gen. I'm even more disappointed that I can't watch the Next Gen Finals because no one is showing it on TV where I live. I thought Stef would do well here, if he wasn't too tired.
Thanks very much to Break point Dom. for last week's match.
This week's match was suggested by Chelsea_Phil:
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“For me, Djokovic than Federer than Nadal.”
I believe Dona Vekic is right.
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It's not the big 3 members, as Nadal is too topspin and grinding from the baseline oriented, his net game while has...
How would a player with:
Navratilova's net game
Hingis' tactical abilities
do on the ATP tour? Top 500, top 200, 100?