The New and Improved Tennis Thread

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  1. SC

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  2. bro

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    I can believe it with Serena. Age, motherhood, injuries. Osaka, not so much
     
  3. Wendel Clark

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    Also Sofia Kenin down to 94. Lost 81 spots
     
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  4. Willpépé

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    Osaka took off half a year for mental health no?
     
  5. Wendel Clark

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    Yeah with Serena and Osaka not playing as much, it doesn't shock me. BUT KENIN, the drop off on her game is insane
     
  6. bro

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    Sure. But I am saying her fall is way more unexpected than Serena aging out.
     
  7. Wendel Clark

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    Watching an Italian Challenger and Pospisil playing makes me sad
     
  8. SC

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    I knew Serena was low and getting lower, but 245 was a little jarring, to me at least. I mean, that's 15 spots lower than Emma Navarro who is still a junior at UVA.
     
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  9. Willpépé

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    Kenin was another one who was injured. Just saying the women's side is so deep, so many points missed when you just don't play.
     
  10. Wendel Clark

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    Yeah and that ranking, I think we won't see Serena win another Major. She going to have some brutal draws
     
  11. Wendel Clark

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    Also crazy to think her last major was 5 years ago at the Aussie. Seems like yesterday
     
  12. scarlet_tacos

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    She hasn’t recovered from whatever slam the nerves got her. Who did she lose to In the semis that year ?
     
  13. SC

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    Wasn’t it Pliskova?
     
  14. Wendel Clark

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    Last year I remember she lost to Osaka in Aussie
     
  15. Willpépé

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    The Osaka final was the one where she had a melty. US Open.
     
  16. Wendel Clark

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    When Saba is on her game it’s so much fun to watch
     
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  17. Lip

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    How did Fritz bagel RBA in the first and now RBA is up 3-0 in the second?

    Obligatory - “what, is this the WTA?!!!”
     
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    Man - that sucks. What appeared to be a special needs kid just got kicked out of the match bc he was clapping loudly at inopportune times and fucked up RBA. It was very distracting. Just a shitty situation all around. Feel bad for his guardian.
     
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  19. Wendel Clark

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    Going to be funny after last week, sabalenka going to fuck around and win the Aussie open
     
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  20. bro

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    Fritz v BA is just break after break
     
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  22. paulski

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    Nah, I don't see it. Might get past Kanepi in R16 but I think Swiatek would be too consistent for her in the quarters. Just too many good players left in the draw for me.
     
  23. SC

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    Cilic knocking out Rublev is wild
     
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    Hopefully he has some load management this season. He’s too talented to waste his time and energy playing doubles in 250s.
     
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  25. Wendel Clark

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    Yep. Was looking forward to FAA Rublev
     
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  26. Wendel Clark

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    If Felix can beat cilic I hope he has a better showing against Medvedev than the ATP cup
     
  27. SC

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    Go time for Badosa-Keys.

    Women's OOP is stacked tonight. This match, Vika-Krej, Pegula-Sakkari, Barty-Anisimova.
     
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  28. SC

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    Madi destroys Badosa 3 and 1 to head into the QF's. Absolutely pulverizing the tennis ball.
     
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  29. paulski

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    I know Keys has been playing well, but that was a BIG result.
     
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  30. SC

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    American women now 2-0 on the night as Pegula beats Sakkari 7-6 (0), 6-3.

    All eyes on Anisimova now against Barty early tomorrow morning.
     
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  31. paulski

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    Just can't take Sakkari seriously as a Top 5 player - that was just a weak performance against Pegula.

    There's something seriously wrong with the WTA ranking system - regardless of time taken off last year, it's absurd that Osaka and Kenin are well outside the top 50. Slam results need to count for a LOT more. :idk:
     
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    Nadal is treating Mannarino’s serve like it’s Karlovic
     
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    Nadal with an absolutely absurd passing shot
     
  34. SC

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    Oh my god what a point
     
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  35. CC_Nole

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    This tiebreak is absurd
     
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  36. SC

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    RAFAEL NADAL
     
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    Great tiebreaker
     
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  38. CC_Nole

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    28 minute tiebreak
     
  39. SC

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    Mannarino may be toast.
     
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  40. paulski

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    Yep, absolutely needed to win the first set to be any chance, if not the first 2.
     
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  42. Wendel Clark

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    I’m driving right now. But let’s fucking go
     
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  43. Wendel Clark

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    Holy fuck he did it!!!
     
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  44. paulski

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    Wow. :shocked:

    Going to be a lot of happy posters on this thread with that result. And here I was thinking Zverev was a huge chance to win the title.
     
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  45. paulski

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    Damn. Barty just too friggin' good. :idk:

    Really pleased for how Amanda's bounced back after a couple of awful years - great signs for the future though.
     
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  46. Willpépé

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    Getting to church early for the good seats?
     
  47. SC

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    3 American women into the QF's as Collins beats Mertens in a classic, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
     
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  48. paulski

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    Bad enough Halep lost, but I'm gonna lose my shit if Swiatek goes out too. :angry:
     
  49. paulski

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    Ha, first set to Fritz against Mr Toilet Break. :cheesy:
     
  50. pratyk

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    I’m glad she survived. With that second serve, I really thought she was going to be toast.
     
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