2021 US Open Men’s Final Predictions and Preview

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2021 US Open Men’s Final Predictions and Preview

History awaits Novak Djokovic as he seeks the calendar year Grand Slam and his 21st overall Grand Slam title. With the New York crowd by his side, he disposed of the biggest threat to his title chances, Zverev, in five comfortable sets. I say comfortable because one got the sense that Zverev was never winning this match. Zverev was always behind, and Djokovic always looked the fresher of the two. Throughout this tournament, one never got the sense that Djokovic would lose.

Even after losing the first set against Nishikori, Brooksby, Berrettini and Zverev. It’s almost as though losing the first set has been part of his game plan. Lose the first set in grueling fashion and then grind the match out the rest of the way. Grinding away for five sets with Djokovic seems to be where the field is falling short.

In a best two out of three sets, most of these players would have had a shot. However, taking three sets from Djokovic has all of a sudden become the toughest thing to do in all of sports. Medvedev will be his next victim. In January, I was under the impression that Medvedev may beat Djokovic. However, it’s apparent that Djokovic is just simply a better, fitter, more experienced version of Medvedev. Don’t get me wrong, Medvedev may have a chance, and he may very well make this competitive. However, Arthur Ashe stadium will be buzzing with excitement and will cheer on Djokovic throughout the match. They are pulling for their hero to lift his 21st Grand Slam.

Medvedev is playing well, and has had some solid wins at this tournament, taking quality players out with clinical efficiency. The US Open final is where his US Open will end. Unless of course he plays like Del Potro and goes all out on his groundstrokes. I just don’t see that happening. Djokovic will lift his 21st Grand Slam after four entertaining sets.


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