The New and Improved Tennis Thread

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  1. Wendel Clark

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    Early on, I think Paul is going to win this pretty easily
     
  2. Wendel Clark

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    The kick on that 2nd serve was crazy
     
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    Let’s see if presses to try break Shelton in these later games. Feel like Shelton will be a handful for him in tie break


    But overall I agree. Paul has a lot more to his game
     
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    And like that Shelton answers with a good variety of shots to hold serve. This will be a war of attrition.
     
  5. Wendel Clark

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    Yeah there was no way Shelton should have won that point that gave him the game.
     
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  6. Wendel Clark

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    Ranking watch for Mens in this Match

    Tommy Paul has matched his Career High at 28 right now. A win puts him at 18.
    Shelton obviously a career high at 43. A win puts him at 33. Which would be PERFECT for him to crack the Top 32 and be a seed in the last 3 majors
     
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    As much as I’d be happy for him I don’t know if that’s good for him in the intermediate term. Those types of expectations could be a lot to deal with. I’m a broken record but his draw was about as good as it gets. Can be easy for a young player to confuse their ranking with actual ability. Let’s just get him in next Gen finals this year


    And Paul’s backhand has been great
     
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    That last point by Paul was high level stuff
     
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  9. ohhaithur

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    Gotta break for an easy win
     
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  10. bro

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    Paul looks really sharp
     
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    And not overly exerting himself. I think he’d be happy with a short match but isn’t worried about going long either.
     
  12. Wendel Clark

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    Oh Tommy. That was an easy winner
     
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    Yikes. Can’t have many more of those
     
  14. bro

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    Paul’s serve is eating Shelton alive
     
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  15. Wendel Clark

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    Last match against Wolf, after losing the tiebreakers I kept thinking Shelton might start feeling the pressure and he never did. Im curious to see how he does in the first couple games here
     
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    I think the biggest hurdle will be Tommy’s consistency. 6 unforced errors in the first set… that’s leaving a slim margin
     
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    Added pressure is whoever wins this gets an extra $300k in prize money.
     
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    And Tommy only gave up 2 points on first serve, 4 on second for the whole set.
     
  19. ohhaithur

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    Looking forward to 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 with no breaks
     
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    We want isner we want isner
     
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  22. ohhaithur

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    the MAN doesn't want you to have 138 game sets anymore

    ps that's the only tennis score I remember from memory because how upset I was at the time that we didn't get 69-69
     
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  23. ohhaithur

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    nothing yet, I don't bet this early usually. Paul 3-0 is tempting me at -120 rn though. What do you have?
     
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    The uber chalk of a paul/djoker parlay
     
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  25. Wendel Clark

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    Im going to bed if Shelton breaks here for being fucking stupid and not betting him to break after Paul missed a break point
     
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    Close close
     
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    The vet experience shined through there. Giving me nightmares of Tsitsipas last night whenever Lehecka sniffed a break
     
  29. Wendel Clark

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    THERE IT IS! Got what I was waiting for


    Paul, Tommy
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    2nd set game 6 - winner paul, tommy vs shelton, ben
    LIVE
    Risk $1,000.00 Win $2,990.00
     
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  30. steamengine

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    Shelton seems gassed, right?
     
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  31. ohhaithur

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    I got paul 3-0 at plus money. Shelton better not retire
     
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    Small shot on Paul -6.5 games +250. If Shelton doesn’t recover there could be more breaks on the horizon.
     
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    Or Paul can just conserve energy and not press Shelton’s serve..
     
  34. Wendel Clark

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    That was more on Shelton that service game, he was just going big serves and if he hit them great, if not go to the next set. Just so happened he hit them
     
  35. Wendel Clark

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    Coco/Pegula #2 seed in Doubles into the Semi Finals
     
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    U10.5 games set 3
     
  37. Wendel Clark

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    Im trying to see if I can jump on another service game for Tommy to break
     
  38. Wendel Clark

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    Also finishing up handicapping the 3 challenger tournaments tomorrow
     
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    Tommy Paul just made a statement that point. Even if he doesn’t get this break.
     
  40. Wendel Clark

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    Shelton getting broken is just a matter of time in my eyes
     
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  41. Wendel Clark

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    IF Shelton gets a look at break point and misses or if it gets to deuce and Paul holds, bet Shelton to get broken the next game
     
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    Yes. He is exhausted. Paul is looking more tired too, but I think he’s got the mentality to not let it affect him too much.
     
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    That error was big yikes for Shelton
     
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    Shelton looking for an easy way out on these rallies…
     
  45. Wendel Clark

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    If you want a small good odds bet in Challenger tomorrow, Gauthier Onclin +350 in Ottognies-Louvain-la-Neuve

    Playing Ugo Humbert who lost to Rune 5 days ago. Going from Australia to Belgium to play a Challenger, his readiness and care factor will not be big. Onclin nothing great but a 21 year old at a hometown tournament, he going to be ready to go
     
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  46. Wendel Clark

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  47. Wendel Clark

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    Hats off to Ben Shelton for his first time ever outside of the USA. Going to be a great stepping stone for him
     
  48. Wendel Clark

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    WTF where did this one come from
     
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  50. ohhaithur

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    are you serious lol