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To all the Federer so called fans who booed Zverev at the 02 today, you showed your class once again as expected. Zverev did not even have to apologized as it's not his fault that the ball boy dropped the ball and as part of the game rules, they need to play the point again.
Some British Tennis fans showing their true colours again today. Zverev had absolutely nothing to apologise for.
Well done Alexander! A stylish performance and plenty more to come I dare say. Not sure what the previous 2 comments are about - it is not up to Fed to apologise for some rude, ill informed fans. Neither did he flounce off. It is usual for the loser to leave court promptly after the match - think you’ll find that only after a final does the loser stay on court and give their two pennies worth!
Hope the fans of the sulky Swiss swankpot are ashamed of themselves at the O2 today. Zverev played superbly and yet was left feeling he had to apologise to those braying morons after their hero flounced off court having been being thoroughly outplayed. Well played Sasha, and you handled the post match situation with great dignity and maturity.
Very well done to Alexander! Disappointed that the crowds were booing at him also for Federer to walk off. Glad that Annabel put it right for this young man. Federer should be doing it. 😕
Good luck to Jamie and Bruno in their semi-final, first match today. Shame the BBC aren't showing it.
@58 Good analysis of Ds game. For Federer to beat Djokovic his groundstrokes need to be flying through the court faster than at the 02. Djokovic's defence is too good otherwise. If you are wondering what fast courts are like try playing in a traditional sports hall. The ball shoots through so fast even rallying is difficult. You have to shorten your stroke or volley. Defence is not an option.
It is odd to see BBC puts first Zverev, then Federer and the last to talk about is Novak.
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Of the big 3, Djokovic has least weaknesses as he is equally good in FH and BH (double handed), moves around the court with lightning speed, his body is like a gymnast and so flexible helping to get "impossible to get" balls back and very consistent ground strokes. His weakness could be volleying skills and over head smashes, federer is ahead leaps and bounds on that one.
Federer is the most versatile and all court player. Great from the back of the court and very comfortable at the net and has all shots in the book and plenty more. he has adapted very well to the slowness of the courts. When he first burst on wimbledon beating the great Sampras, he was a serve and volley player , atleast on grass. Then became almost a baseliner and now doing more net game
Well I've watched matches involving all four, and on the evidence, I'd say Djokovic will be hard to beat. Hard - but not impossible. If they're on top form, any of the other three could still defeat him. But Kevin Anderson will need to move a fraction more quickly than he did against Roger Federer to reach the final, I think.
Federer is so lucky to get through he’s absolutely abject & gets away with it
Simply Superb Alexander.
"Djokovic was identified as the man to beat at the O2 following his remarkable rise back to the world number one..."He is the man to beat in 2019.
@50 - For sure it would have benefited Andy, his greatest strength is getting the ball back at players. He's tidy at the net and although a baseliner, when he comes in, he's very good.44 is saying that if Nadal didn't exist, Roger may have matched Borg's FO titles and despite only 1 FO, he is in the top 5 clay court players of all time.
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