The New and Improved Tennis Thread

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  1. SC

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    Medvedev takes the first off of Novak 6-4
     
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  2. SC

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    Daniil breaks to start the 2nd
     
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  3. WillySaliba

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    What was the call? I see Novak crying but on a call.
     
  4. SC

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    Linesman called a foot fault on Med before he served but the chair overruled it because technically it can’t be a foot fault until the server actually hits the ball.
     
  5. WillySaliba

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    Thank you.
     
  6. WillySaliba

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    Always love when you see medvedev miss a shot live. Always think, damn that was unlucky. Then they show the replay in slow motion and you realize 99.99999% of humans couldn’t even get to that ball in the first place.
     
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  8. paulski

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    I don't see any way in the frickin' world that Rublev can beat Daniil, which probably means he will. :awesomeface:

    But seriously, it's good to have the real Medvedev back, instead of that guy from last year (though we pretty much all know why).
     
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  9. WillySaliba

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    Not being obtuse, why? He started decent and picked up an injury but ended one?

    Also I absolutely love both Russians. I agree with you, Rublev is going to get rolled on.
     
  10. WillySaliba

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    Fritz melty.
     
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  11. Lip

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    nice win by Ruby over the woman beater
     
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    Fritz mental weakness vs Tommy’s mental strength
     
  13. paulski

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    Just the fact he had an eventful year by his standards, whether it be injuries, the war (which would have impacted him mentally in a big way) and I think he started a family too? No surprise his play dropped off a bit.
     
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    Had Fritz S2. Love when the reverse jinx works
     
  15. paulski

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    Wait, Willy, are we talking about the same person? I was referring to 2022 Med vs this year's version.
     
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    Tommy Paul is having a WILD performance
     
  17. WillySaliba

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    I don’t know, had a few glasses of wine and I was feeling good.
     
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  18. paulski

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    I know how you feel, brother - I played the winning singles for my team today and I am still buzzing. :awesomeface:
     
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  19. Wendel Clark

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    Medvedev on a crazy level right now
     
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  20. WillySaliba

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    More like Kostyum.
     
  21. Wendel Clark

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    Australian Max Purcell just won 3 straight Challengers in India in 3 weeks. Pretty cool.
     
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  22. SC

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    Thrilled for Kostyuk. She’s going to win a bunch of these.

    Totally understand why, but that was one of the strangest finishes and trophy ceremonies in a while. No handshake, no mention of each other in their speeches, no joint pictures.
     
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  23. paulski

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    Was she playing a Russki?
     
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  24. Wendel Clark

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    Michelsen getting a wild card to the qualies

    Getting the red hot Riedi though
     
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  25. Wendel Clark

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    Indian Wells has a problem with these automatic hawk eye lines calls.

    Watching Sousa/Misolic. Sousa hit an Ace. Was called out. He starts getting very mad. They go to the replay the ball was so far in, it never even touched the line
     
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  26. SC

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    Shelton-Fognini R1.

    Nice to see Monfils in the draw
     
  27. SC

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  28. Wendel Clark

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    Felix got a dream draw to the Round of 16

    JJ getting Fucsovics R1
     
  29. Wendel Clark

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    Riedi serving for the match, Michelsen breaks him and gets the tiebreaker.

    Riedi was not happy with Michelsen screaming after he won the tiebreaker
     
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    Murray likely facing a fellow Brit in the third round
     
  31. Wendel Clark

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    Rune/Shelton doubles 1st round matchup against FAA/Shapo

    Now thats fun
     
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  32. SC

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    Relay of the TB Tens event on TC right now from last night.
     
  33. SC

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    Can’t say enough how much I dislike guys playing in trucker hats like Giron is.
     
  34. beerleagueman

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    don’t care for the sideshow he created a year ago but it is stupid that Djokovic played in Australia a few months ago and as of right now won’t be allowed to play here
     
  35. WillySaliba

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    Considering an American can choose not to be vaccinated and travel around the world, I completely agree. I realize they may be restricted in certain countries, but they will not be prevented from reentry.
     
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  36. paulski

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    In principle, I agree it doesn't make a lot of sense.

    That said... the US have specifically stated that they're changing the rules in April/May so that you can now enter the country unvaxxed, and I don't care WHO you are but you work around the government's timetable, not the opposite. If that means Novax misses a couple more tournaments, well, that's on his head - everyone else there got jabbed. :idk:
     
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  37. Wendel Clark

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    Diego finally wins a match
     
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  38. WillySaliba

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    Monfils it garbage:
     
  39. Wendel Clark

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    Damn Parks getting cooked
     
  40. Wendel Clark

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    Riedi/Draper tomorrow should be fire
     
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    Buby w a horrible performance, just like old times.

    Much preferred todays matches to tomorrow’s but Murray vs TM Etcheverry could be fun. Expect Murray to roll but Etcheverry may have some confidence after closing out the Golden Swing on a high note.
     
  42. SC

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    Yep, this is where I’m at.

    Is it dumb that a couple weeks difference and nothing else is the reason Novak won’t be playing IW and Miami? Yes.

    Do I have any sympathy whatsoever for Novak’s antivax bullshit coming home to roost one last time? Sure don’t.
     
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  43. SC

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    Interested to see what Brandon Holt has for Thanasi. JJ-Fucsovics could be interesting too on these slower courts.

    No idea what to expect from Raducanu, but she badly could use a win today for any sort of positive momentum.
     
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  44. Wendel Clark

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    I thought Draper coming back from injury and Rieid playing well, that was going to be a match. NOPE
     
  45. Wendel Clark

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    Am I the only one that thought Struff was like 24-25. Had no idea he was about to be 33
     
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  46. Wendel Clark

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    Collins lost to Galfi 6-4 6-4. Shes having an awful start to the year
     
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  47. SC

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    If she couldn’t get a win here against someone like Galfi…I don’t know man
     
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  48. Wendel Clark

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    Exactly. Losing in straight sets on a Hard Court to Galfi in USA is really bad.

    If she lost in straight sets on Clay to someone like Galfi, Ill give the benefit of the doubt
     
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    One of my friends was speculating she was tired from her run in Austin. I explained I hope she isn’t tired from that, her last match was 4-5 days ago and it’s not long travel.

    Galfi didn’t play great, she just kept balls in play whereas Collins literally returned some into the stands
     
  50. SC

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    4 and 1 for Shelton, 2 and 3 for Emma. Good outings from both of them.
     
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