It‘s hard for Rublev to just „add variety“.Good thread. Going forward
1. Rublev : More defence , add variety and surprise perhaps buy a slice on amazon . He'll be fine
4. DeMinaur : Really tough , to add/refine weaponry (serve, BH, FH and volley) at this point just to get to the toppest of level . For the rest: Attitude, Warrior , tactical variety, quickness and intellicence , are there to compensate. He'll be fine to keep getting the most out of him
He could step back and try pushing between in patches for surprise ala Federer , using the slice too. Fed could learn it , why not him . But of course , it is difficult at this pointIt‘s hard for Rublev to just „add variety“.
He is what he is, technically.
His technique doesn‘t allow for spin, for one.
It just doesn‘t look like he would ever suddenly have a great slice. Fed had all the tools for that.He could step back and try pushing between in patches for surprise ala Federer , using the slice too. Fed could learn it , why not him . But of course , it is difficult at this point
That's an interesting theory. But I don't really agree. Stef has many flows in his game (ROS and BH being two most obvious ones) but he is a much better prospect than Grigor for me. For Two major difference between him and the Bulgarian are: 1) he rarely uses BH slice (maybe even should employ it more often - but only if he improves it); 2) he is a more offensive player (but still not offensive enough - becomes too passive at times).Tsitsipas will never win a slam, I am pretty sure of that.
He's basically a taller version of Dimitrov.
He or any other promising NextGenner can't become the next Dimitrov (3 GS SF, 1 WTF, 1 Masters) or Berdych, in terms of the number of the big titles, simply because there will be no peaking Big3 around to stop them in slam/masters QF/SF, and because the best NextGeners will probably not be able to sustain their high level of play throughout the whole season as Big3 and Big4 used to do for over a decade....
Tsitsipas- needs to work on tactics and some technical stuff but he has a great potential, either he becomes a big star or the next dimitrov is up to him.
Interesting analysis. I agree with most of it but I would give Shapo the benefit of a doubt. I think he has a SF in him, even more than that. Next 2-3 years will tell us more about his development.Rublev - will continue to make QF‘s with extreme baseline consistency and power game, but be held out by just better, more varied players
FAA - When he puts it all together, he will win slams. A matter of time. It took Thiem a while until this, also.
Shapovalov - could make the quarters, could also lose R3. More hot and cold in that his technical is a little inferior, which creates more match-ups in which he has to take bigger shotmaking risks than others. His improved return, BH and patience should have him on a good stream if making at least R4‘s though. Not sure he has a SF in him.
DeMinaur - incredibly admirable worker and improved FH which can attack, but forever locked at QF as max stage unless draw opens up, will probably be a consistent 4R player like RBA was for years.
Tsitsipas - needs to avoid big servers and strong 2H BH‘s, best outside of those with Nadal and Thiem together. Could theoretically beat the heavy 2H‘ers, but will have it tough. Can win slams, should look towards making QF‘s as somewhat of a minimum stage.
But talent is loading up at the top, nothing is given, guaranteed.