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Rome 17, Canada 17 or Madrid 18.

I’ll go with Madrid 18, his serve/ROS combo was sick and he was playing really aggressive, opposite of RG which was a shame. If he played like that more often he would do so much better.

Canada is probably the least impressive since he was a point away from losing to Gasquet and Federer was injured in the final. Rome 17 was great in that sense that he broke that awful stat of Cilic being the youngest master winner at the age of 28 and look very confident for his first big final, especially since it was a big 3 opponent as well.
 

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Agreed. Madrid is an ideal court for Zverev. Thiem kinda flopped in that match but Zverev was the far better player in any case. Would have been interesting to see him fare against Nadal of course.
Got a review in Rome final I guess, which turned completely around after the rain delay sadly
 

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Rome '17 was a huge surprise as was Canada afterwards. He got on that hot streak for a few months.

But both were quite edgy wins. In Rome he needed 3 sets to beat Isner and Anderson, he faced Fognini
with Flavia being in labour and Djokovic had to finish QF and play a full SF the day before the final.
It was remarkeable due to being the youngest Masters champion for in quite a while.

In Canada after beating Gasquet and saving that MP with that 49(?) shot rally, he played quite well
beating Kyrgios for the first time and having a rather smooth ride with suitable opponents. Roger
got injured somewhere in the beginning of set 2 in the final.

Madrid was a different story. He had similar competion to the other Masters. The real story was his
performance. Not giving away a break and facing bp once in the tournament. He was ultra clean and
nobody had a real chance. In the semifinal and final it felt like his opponent did not see a chance of
winning the match at all. He also got a 20+ consecutive set wins including matches in Rome and Munich.


In the end Madrid stands out, because of his level of play and his achievements that came along.
 

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Rome 2017 clearly. He beat there a peak Djokovic who destroyed (as much as it pains me to say it) Dominic in the SF.

In Canada 2017 Fed injured his back so not much was needed to beat him.

In Madrid 2018 Dominic was tired physically and mentally after beating Nadal (clay GOAT) in the QF and Anderson (his nemesis to that date) in the SF so played a very bad match.
 

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Rome '17 was a huge surprise as was Canada afterwards. He got on that hot streak for a few months.

But both were quite edgy wins. In Rome he needed 3 sets to beat Isner and Anderson, he faced Fognini
with Flavia being in labour and Djokovic had to finish QF and play a full SF the day before the final.
It was remarkeable due to being the youngest Masters champion for in quite a while.

In Canada after beating Gasquet and saving that MP with that 49(?) shot rally, he played quite well
beating Kyrgios for the first time and having a rather smooth ride with suitable opponents. Roger
got injured somewhere in the beginning of set 2 in the final.

Madrid was a different story. He had similar competion to the other Masters. The real story was his
performance. Not giving away a break and facing bp once in the tournament. He was ultra clean and
nobody had a real chance. In the semifinal and final it felt like his opponent did not see a chance of
winning the match at all. He also got a 20+ consecutive set wins including matches in Rome and Munich.


In the end Madrid stands out, because of his level of play and his achievements that came along.
He played so well in Madrid and Rome which makes it baffling how defensive he played on RG, I get that it’s slower but that’s not the suitable game plan at all, he was even a pusher at times. Awful.
 

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Rome 2017 clearly. He beat there a peak Djokovic
Who still struggled from elbow issues and was really flat in that match.

Time to get you under Ignore, your ignorance level is unbearable.
 

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Madrid 2018 and not even close!
He was brilliant there
His serve and BH were unplayable
 
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