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Djokovic vs Carlos Compares To Ali vs Tyson

The ultimate fantasy match-up in boxing history is “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali vs the young mighty knockout machine “Iron” Mike Tyson.

By about ten years boxing was fated to just miss seeing the Ali and Tyson in the ring together.

Tennis is more fortunate than the sweet science as tomorrow’s Roland Garros semifinal, will feature the tennis version of Ali vs Tyson when the greatest champion of tennis history Novak Djokovic faces the fierce challenge of the 20 year old dynamic powerhouse from Spain Carlos Alcaraz.

Enjoy this very special tennis boxing match everybody…

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  • Steve · June 9, 2023 at 8:47 am

    What is the boxing equivalent of the drop shot? How many drop shots will we see…

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 9, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    Good question Steve. Can’t answer that. It’s using the entire court to hurt the opponent, no comparison in boxing.

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 9, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Some will say the match didn’t live up to the great expectations but for me it did. The first two sets were tennis magic at the highest level and beyond by both. We saw it all, and Djokovic save the three set points in set two by winning five points in a row which inspired Mike Tyson to jump out of his front row seat and raise his arms for Novak (Tyson is 100 percent #nolefam, he was even wearing a yellow Lacoste polo). But Carlos rose to the challenge again and held and broke to win the second set 75. But all that fighting seemed to take something from him, his body and will were broken as we saw early in the third set when his leg stiffened. The 36 yr old broke down the 20 year old physically. From then on it was Djokovic dominance though he still felt threatened by the weakened foe, several times roaring in celebration after key points. Novak knows Alcaraz is very very special and more dangerous when wounded. In the end Djokovic tamed the young tiger, it was his first win vs Carlos and now he’s one win from history.

    This match was great like the shorter super fights that ended by KO or TKO, furious high level fighting but one combatant was unable to sustain the physical level. Like Hager vs Hearns, Foreman vs Lyle, Leonard vs Hearns…

  • Douglas · June 9, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    Ali’s rope-a-dope was close to a drop shot? Off-rhythm surprise attack!

  • Steve · June 10, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    I thought Alcaraz snatched the momenetum and was finally playing with freedom and joy but Djokovic took his legs and it was over…unfortunately.

    Will be interesting to see if Djokovic will be a little tight in the final with the weight of tennis history beaing down on his shoulders.

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 10, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Steve, I thought the same thing, Carlos was in the driver’s seat for set three, but Djokovic must have broke him down physically and mentally and he didn’t want to fight anymore. Winning that second set took everything he had. Like Roddick famously said, “First he takes your legs then he takes your soul.”



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