Entertaining match and definitely the right result.
Something like Dominic Thiem was till 2017-2018? Don't underestimate this dude, I think he will be a great champion if he continue to work like this.Shapavalov is yet another erratic low-percentage ballbasher. He is like more dedicated version of Lukas Rosol. His game is an eyesore 80% of time.
Like this comparison, I actually thought for the most part he was quite controlled today. Unfortunately, like Dominic's was, his default in a big moments is to try & smash winners from anywhere in the court, that's what ultimately cost him. On the right track though.Something like Dominic Thiem was till 2017-2018? Don't underestimate this dude, I think he will be a great champion if he continue to work like this.
Perhaps, but that is the same schedule Novak faced last year, which contributed to his one sided loss to Nadal in the final. Except for Miami and IW, the scheduling for the Masters is usually unfair to at least one player who reaches the finals.
So happy for Diego!!!
He is the only good opponent Nole will face this week and he will be dead like hell after this. What a giftet title vor Novak.
I think clay is probably one of the best surfaces to use topspin backhands. A lot of strong ones (Almagro, Wawrinka, Gasquet) all have worked nicely on the surface.Really impressed by the quality and consistency of shaps backhand. Hardly ever sliced, unlike dimitrov who sliced all the time waiting for the other guy to make a mistake.