The New and Improved Tennis Thread - Aussie Open

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  1. SC

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    Nothing to be ashamed of Foe.
     
  2. paulski

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    I think he will - we're FINALLY starting to see some real players come through after skipping a generation. But whether they can actually go with him for an extended period... that's another story.
     
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  3. user15000

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    He doesn’t quite have the nadal/fed/djokovic dominance to rattle off 10, let alone 20. He’s an incredible player, but I’m not convinced yet that he’s dominant enough to even win like 7 majors.
     
  4. WillySaliba

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    He’s 19.
     
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  5. paulski

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    And going by how he played today, he could easily string together 10 slams in the next 10 years. There's a reason he's going to be #1 or #2 in the world on Sunday.
     
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  6. WillySaliba

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    It’s just absurd to project someone negatively who is 19. If 19 was this magical number Djokovic and Federer would have quit and become painters.

    He’s still learning how to be a professional on the tour.
     
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  7. WillySaliba

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  8. paulski

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    Well done Iga - far and away the best female player in the world. But yeah, Ons must be pretty disappointed by that result and losing a 2nd slam final in a row. Hopefully she can keep this run going and break through shortly.
     
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  9. WillySaliba

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    I’m glad she made it a match. She was getting absolutely smoked when I posted that.
     
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  10. user15000

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    Guess Devon Booker will be in our box today lol
     
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  11. ohhaithur

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    I know it's football sunday but wake up people
     
  12. ohhaithur

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    Fantastic sportsmanship from Ruud admitting the ball bounced twice before he hit it. I couldn't imagine that happening in any team sport
     
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  13. paulski

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    One down, two to go. Keep going kid!
     
  14. user15000

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    Booker and Kendall Jenner
     
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  15. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rhule on the phone
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  16. Paddy Murphy

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    Carlos needs the crowd to get into this.
     
  17. SC

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    The level has gotten really good here for both.
     
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  18. Fran Tarkenton

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    just dont see how Carlos can win 4 straight 5 Setters, against those names no less.

    Do or Die time
     
  19. SC

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    SHOT
     
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  20. ohhaithur

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    This game is legendary
     
  21. SC

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    MY GOD!
     
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  22. ohhaithur

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    bravo to them both, what a fucking game
     
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  23. SC

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    This TB feels like the match.
     
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  24. WillySaliba

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  25. Fran Tarkenton

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    we are truly blessed
     
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  26. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rhule on the phone
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  27. Nelson

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    Fuck, the crowd reaction to that last point of the game killed Ruud
     
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  28. Fran Tarkenton

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  29. SC

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    Yessir Carlos! One more!
     
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  30. WillySaliba

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    Love Carlos!
     
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  31. Fran Tarkenton

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    massive massive massive
     
  32. SC

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  33. Nelson

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    Ruud seems done :(
     
  34. Fran Tarkenton

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    this Laver Cup in a few weeks is going to be a bloodbath
     
  35. paulski

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    :banderas:
     
  36. SC

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    Cmon Carlos. Close the show
     
  37. Fran Tarkenton

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    awesome to see more tennis history

    golden generation gets followed by youngest ever #1
     
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  38. SC

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    CARLOS!!!
     
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  39. SC

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    What a moment with his box. Amazing.
     
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  41. WillySaliba

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    Carlos doesn’t get tired.
     
  42. SC

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    US Open Boys Champion: Martin Landaluce, trains at the Rafa Nadal Academy.
    US Open Girls Champion: Alex Eala, trains at the Rafa Nadal Academy.
    US Open Women's Champion: Iga Swiatek, trained at the Rafa Nadal Academy.
    US Open Men's Champion: Carlos Alcaraz, Spanish heir apparent to Rafa Nadal.
    US Open Men's Runner-Up: Casper Rudd, trained at the Rafa Nadal Acamdemy.
     
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  43. SC

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    Standing O for Ruud is really cool.
     
  44. WillySaliba

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    I’d love to know what Carlos is thinking right now during Casper’s interview.
     
  45. ohhaithur

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    "shoot I have to mention 9/11 even though I wasn't alive for it"
     
  46. SC

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    Carlos's English has gotten much better really quickly.
     
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  47. WillySaliba

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    Feel for him. Really wish they didn’t ask 34 run on sentence questions to him.

    Also I agree his English has gotten insanely better.
     
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  48. paulski

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    Someone needs to post the Ivan Drago gif from Rocky IV - "he's not human".
     
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  49. SC

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    They need to drop the interviews. Just give the players the mic and let them talk.
     
  50. WillySaliba

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    I do enjoy the banter aspect of the interview process. Just keep the shit simple for people just learning English. I do a lot of international work where people profusely apologize for their English. I say, your English is vastly better than my “insert language”.
     
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