You mentioned Djokovic structuring points - yesterday he was disgraced by Rublev and there were zero structuring points - he lost 6-2. 6-7. 6-0.
So where did his structuring points go? Definitely nowhere in the games he played thus far this year. In Dubai he lost in the semi against a qualifier - in Monte Carlo he lost in Round 2 against a nobody and yesterday Rublev wiped the floor with him.
By the way your comments above is really laughable. Alcaraz did not lose the game and he showed a hell of a lot of fight to get back and won in the semi. Three hours later he won the final - which had plenty of structured points tht6 you apparently did not see.
Djokovic is now off to Madrid next week - all he can hope for is that he does not come up against Alcaraz of Rublev in that series. The problem with Djokovic is that he is NOT matchfit and is unlikely to win anything in future unless he can get back to fitness. As Jean De Villiers said about fitness of players over 30 - they have to train twice as hard to retain the fitness level they had under 30 years of age. I saw all the matches Djokovic played this year and in none of the matches he lost he was not even near to be in real contention. and physically he was no up to real tournament level fitness,
Without fitness - tennis IQ is meaningless and that story is jus plain nonsense anyway. Djokovic did not achieve at 18 anything close to what Alcaraz achieved already and he is already a top ten player. So he does have the IQ to win great matches.
By the way Rublev is now one of only a few players who beat all 3 tennis greats - Nadal, Djokovic and Federer - since 2019. . . .
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After losing to Korda in Monte Carlo Alcatraz was staring an embarrassing loss to de Minaur in the face. De Minaur had match point and forced the action, drawing a weak short response. He could have finished it with a number of different shots, a dipping cross court forehand for example would have been fatal.
Instead he hammered one on the back hand side but not deep enough. Alcatraz moved across at speed enabling a forehand which he whipped down the line, an incredibly athletic shot.
Watching the young Spaniard again after a while, one is struck again by his strength and athleticism. But his tactical game remains one of doing what his opponent does and doing it better. That can get you into trouble like today when de Minaur was actually controlling the rallies until he lost that match point.
If you watch how the Joker structures points, his tennis IQ remains leagues ahead of the younger set, even if his body isn’t in the greatest shape at the moment.