The New and Improved Tennis Thread

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  1. Wendel Clark

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    2 straight wins and not one 3rd set. OKAY BIBI

    I would love to see her beat Martic and get Swiatek in the next round. Would be a great litmus test.
     
  2. SC

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    This is a pretty big deal. Naomi following the Rafa and Federer model agency wise.
     
  3. Wendel Clark

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    My personal opinion is that she won't win another major and her playing days are going downhill quick

    HOWEVER, she is going to be a massive trailblazers for womens sports.
     
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    Perhaps. I'm not so quick to count her out. Only 24, generational talent, and still has won 2 of the last 6 slams. No reason she can't find her top level again.
     
  5. SC

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    Grigor going to be kicking himself, had Stef on the ropes and couldn't finish.
     
  6. Wendel Clark

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    Mugu served for the match at 5-4 in the 2nd now going to a 3rd
     
  7. SC

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    Awesome to see the Stanimal back playing good ball. Gets Novak next
     
  8. Wendel Clark

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  9. Willpépé

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    I really don’t find anything endearing about Stan and against Djoker is the absolute only time I think I’d cheer for him to win. They both generally anger me so I’ll probably skip this one.
     
  10. Wendel Clark

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    Bibi wins another 2 set match. I got to look through the numbers and see when is the last time she won 3 straight 2 set matches
     
  11. Wendel Clark

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    Last time she won 3 straight matches without going to a 3rd set:

    2019 US Open Rounds 1-3. Beating Volynets/Flipkens/Wozniacki
     
  12. SC

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    Swiatek goes 2 hours to beat Vika 4 and 1. Gets Andreescu tomorrow in a banger.
     
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  13. Wendel Clark

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    Shapo pushes this to 3!
     
  14. SC

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    Rafa is hurt. Big task for Shapo to finish this, even with a compromised Nadal.
     
  15. Wendel Clark

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    Yeah Rafa can't move
     
  16. Wendel Clark

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    Just a bad miss by Shapo on 30-40 2nd serve
     
  17. Wendel Clark

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    SHAPO!

    So crazy how this week went. From the fight with the crowd in the 1st round to this
     
  18. SC

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    Great win for Shapo.

    French Open starts in 10 days, how quickly can Rafa get his foot calmed down again?
     
  19. SC

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    Rafa sounds really exasperated and disheartened in press. Guess a chronic foot injury will do that.
     
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  20. Wendel Clark

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    This Swiatek/Bibi is going to be a battle all match
     
  21. SC

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    The rallies so far are excellent
     
  22. Wendel Clark

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    Very tight game from Swiatek serving for the set.

    But you can tell why Swiatek is #1 right now
     
  23. Wendel Clark

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    The one thing I don't understand right now, is why is Bibi not trying any drop shots
     
  24. SC

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    This TB feels like a match decider.
     
  25. SC

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    Chair has to replay the point there. Terrible.
     
  26. Wendel Clark

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    What happened? The program I use, most womans matches don't have sound
     
  27. SC

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    Iga hit a ball down the line in the corner, Bibi let’s it go. Line judge called it out, and it looked out live. Chair came down and pointed at a random mark, said it was in.

    Andreescu wanted to challenge but there’s no challenge. Assumed they would replay the point, chair said no, it’s Iga’s point because the out call didn’t disrupt Bibi.

    TC shows the Hawkeye spot of the ball right after and it’s clearly out. Point at 1-1 going the other way flipped the TB
     
  28. Wendel Clark

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    Yeah I saw the point and then the chair looking at the spot. Thats unfortunate.

    Bibi mentally fried right now
     
  29. SC

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    This chair is a fucking disaster. Just made the same mistake to Iga now, and reversed an out call while saying “I may be wrong but I think it was this mark.”
     
  30. Wendel Clark

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    Epic choke from Sakkari. Serving for the match at 6-1 5-2. Losing 11 of the next 12 games
     
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  31. paulski

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    Wow. Epic indeed. :facepalm:

    Sorry, I'm going to need a lot more convincing that she's top shelf. I still think she's ranked way too high on the back of a strong US run last year.
     
  32. Wendel Clark

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    Ive been betting and following more Challenger tennis lately. 17 year from Croatia, Mili Poljicak, had 3 total points before the tournament in Zagreb. Got a wild card and has made the finals. Was #1416 before this week and if he loses he will jump to #549, if he wins jumps to #441.

    Pretty cool
     
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  33. SC

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    Iga just destroys Sabalenka 2 and 1. Sabalenka only hit 2 double faults but also only won 29% (!) of first serve points
     
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  34. Wendel Clark

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    John Isner in his 3rd Masters 1000 doubles final of the year. WTF

    Him and Diego
     
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  35. Wendel Clark

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    We get the womens match we didn't know we needed but its what we deserve.

    Swiatek/Jabeur

    27 match win streak for Swiatek. 11 match win streak for Jabeur

    Get your fucking popcorn ready
     
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  36. SC

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    28 straight wins for Iga. Was closer than the score indicated, but still 6-2, 6-2. She’s incredible.
     
  37. Wendel Clark

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    Wow. Her game is unreal right now
     
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  38. SC

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    Thiem loses 3 and 4 to Marco Cecchinato in Geneva. I think Dominic is just broken.
     
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  39. Wendel Clark

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    Badly broken because Marco was 0-12 on the year before this tournament
     
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  40. paulski

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    Woof. :facepalm:
     
  41. Wendel Clark

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    I just watched what was maybe one of the lonest games Ive ever watched. Had massive amount on Money on De Minaur to hold serve.

    De Minaur saved 6 break points. 8 deuces.

    When you have money on it, felt like WAY more deuces.

    But De Minaur still has 0 offensive game.
     
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  42. SC

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    Rafa-Djokovic is a potential QF match. Djokovic, Alcaraz, Rafa, Zverev ALL in the top half. Holy shit
     
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  44. SC

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    Shapo-Rune first round banger. Tsitsipas-Musetti as well.
     
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  45. SC

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    Anisimova-Osaka R1.
     
  46. paulski

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    Oh, goddamn it. :bang:
     
  47. Wendel Clark

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    Going to post my fire matchups

    Felix got a hell of an easy draw to the round of 16 where he’d get nadal

    Zverev/Baez round 2 amazing
    Kokkinakis/Ramos winner gets Alcaraz
    Shapo getting Rune is maybe the worst luck for him
    Tsitsipas/Muserti round 1
    Garin/Paul
    Medvedev gets a clay court specialist in Bagnis
     
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  48. Wendel Clark

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    Jabeur/Linette
    Bibi/Bencic Round 2. Winner might get Leylah in the 3rd
    Osaka/Anisimova. 3rd round matchup vs Sakkari
    Kontaveif/Tomljanoci
    Kanepi/Mugu
    Vika/Bogdan
     
  49. SC

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    WHOA
     
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  50. Lip

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    WTA did the same yesterday, I think.