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Name two players, based on their rankings/seeds, for each round, that you genuinely think that would at least tire Djokovic on his way to latter stages.
For SF and F name just one out of the 2-4 (you can put Tsitsipas or Medvedev over Thiem on F, if you want)

R1 Murray/Anderson
R2 Sinner/Kecmanovic
R3 De Minaur/Nishikori
R4 Schwartzman/Auger Aliassime
QF Bautista Agut/Goffin
SF Tsitsipas (more in form ATM IMO)
F Thiem

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You can do a "cakewalk" too

R1 Kudla/Nagal
R2 Lu/Andujar
R3 Paire/Basilashvili
R4 Garin/Khachanov
QF Berrettini/Zverev
SF Medvedev
F Tsitsipas
 

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I'll only name one.

Cakewalk:

R1: Weaponless low ranked player
R2: Weaponless low ranked player
R3: Pella
R4: Fritz
QF: Berrettini
SF: Tsitsipas
F: Thiem

Hardest draw possible:

R1: Simon
R2: Anderson
R3: Struff
R4: FAA/Isner
QF: Zverev/Agut
SF: Medvedev
F: Thiem
 

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How exactly do you gauge since we haven't even seen the players in action for months, how about waiting until Cincy to see in what form some of them are before opening this pointless thread?
 
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Toughest:

R1: Andy Murray
R2: Juan Martin Del Potro
R3: Alex De Minaur
R4: Andrey Rublev
QF: Alexander Zverev
SF: Stefanos Tsitsipas
F: Dominic Thiem

The SF was a tough decision between Tsitsipas and Medvedev. The others, I didn't have much trouble with.
 

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Zverev-Medvedev-Thiem in QF-SF-F

Some random floaters like RBA,Nishikori,Murray in first four rounds(wont defeat him but can exhaust)
 

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Toughest:

R1: Andy Murray
R2: Juan Martin Del Potro
R3: Alex De Minaur
R4: Andrey Rublev
QF: Alexander Zverev
SF: Stefanos Tsitsipas
F: Dominic Thiem

The SF was a tough decision between Tsitsipas and Medvedev. The others, I didn't have much trouble with.
Delpo's OUT
 

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How exactly do you gauge since we haven't even seen the players in action for months, how about waiting until Cincy to see in what form some of them are before opening this pointless thread?
Well in this instance I agree ☝ with you.
No tennis 🎾 since February, just about everyone is an unknown quantity, and even one of your faves Dimitrov has taken a long time to recover from his Covid sickness.
 

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I second or third this opinion. Due to pandemic, they r all unknown quantities at this point of the season/year.
 

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1R Ivo Karlovic
2R Andy Murray
3R Philipp Kohlschreiber
4R Sam Querrey
QF Roberto Bautista Agut
SF Daniil Medvedev | 2nd place: Stefanos Tsitsipas
F Dominic Thiem (or Peak Tennys Sandgren for white Murica)
 

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It was however a Nishi worn out by 2 matches bo5 vs Raonic and Stan, but Djoko had not shone after Wimbledon on the 2 MS hard
 

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Djokovic is not gonna win the US open when it’s this easy. I mean come on, last time he had this in the bag, Nishikori beat him in the semis
True. Or US Open 2016, had not opposition until the final. But okay he was injured as well, so not quite the best example.
 

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Agut/Goffin in a QF is what we refer to as cakewalk, not draw from hell.
 

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1R Ivo Karlovic
2R Andy Murray
3R Philipp Kohlschreiber
4R Sam Querrey
QF Roberto Bautista Agut
SF Daniil Medvedev | 2nd place: Stefanos Tsitsipas
F Dominic Thiem (or Peak Tennys Sandgren for white Murica)
That‘s a cakewalk
 

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1R Ivo Karlovic
2R Andy Murray
3R Philipp Kohlschreiber
4R Sam Querrey
QF Roberto Bautista Agut
SF Daniil Medvedev | 2nd place: Stefanos Tsitsipas
F Dominic Thiem (or Peak Tennys Sandgren for white Murica)
That‘s a cakewalk
Kohli is a W/O. Karlovic doesn't convince me either. Maybe Kanderson or Gulbis there. Sinner perhaps instead of Kohli. K. Edmund? Querrey maybe better than him. RBA is also lacking I feel. Instead Khachanov or Rublev maybe. Maybe even Isner for that home GS factor.
 

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No real way of telling. Basically everyone is starting cold. I do wonder how Medvedev and Djokovic will do without packed antagonistic audiences, though.
 

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Seeds withdrawal (Nadal, Fed, Stan etc) are not necessarily those who would have worried Djokovic but de facto their absence makes his theoretical draw lightened.

For example, he cannot play Thiem before the final, Medvedev before semi, etc.

That said, closed doors and the long interruption make the tournament atypical and uncertain.
 

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