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Win whether Kirgios his first match against Djokovic?

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No, Frauderer and Nadull are bad returners nowadays, unlike Novak.
 

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Probably not immediately, at least. While the Fedal wins are impressive to say the least, I don't think its possible to extrapolate from a win over Fed on clay and a win over Rafa on grass. Djokovic is another beast altogether.
 

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Kyrgios is toast against good returners. Barring an injury, Djokovic (and Murray) would destroy him on any surface.
 

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Hey fun fact, there are two other players that have won their first matches against Federer and Nadall. Plot twist they are not multiple slam winners...
Homework: Are they slam winners at all?
 

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Nope.

Seriously, all credit to Kyrgios. No matter how you slice it, going 2 for 2 against Fedal before you're even old enough to drink a beer in the States is impressive. That said, the circumstances were optimal in both cases. Rafa on grass and Federer on clay.

Djokovic is an entirely different beast. He's the greatest returner of all time, which nullifies Nick's biggest weapon, and he doesn't really have a weak surface at the moment. His best odds would be on grass or fast HC, preferably in a BO3. Anywhere else he'd get straight-setted easily.
 

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No. Nadal is awful returner on grass, Federer is mediocre clay player. So this is not huge surprise. But Novak is a good returner, plays well on all surfaces. Hell, Nick even can't beat Andy in a big tournament. His ground game is so up and down.
 

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Hrbaty won his first match against Djokovic, Federer, Nadal and Murray.

0 people care they were not on their peak. One might claim, that his win over Novak came in challenger though.

GOAT :sport:
 

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Hrbaty won his first match against Djokovic, Federer, Nadal and Murray.

0 people care they were not on their peak. One might claim, that his win over Novak came in challenger though.

GOAT :sport:
Hrbaty was really good on fast surfaces like carpet and fast HC.
He was mediocre on grass and really weak on clay or slow HC.

That's all behind those surprise victories. There are no wonders in tennis, just surfaces and matchups. And more complete players like Federer and Djokovic who might go the distance all the way in grand slams. A thing Hrbaty always failed at...
 

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