The New and Improved Tennis Thread

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  1. SC

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    Sinner should tank it but he likely won't, understandably.
     
  2. SC

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  4. bro

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    sweet christ that would be amazing
     
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    Novak vs Carlos
    Medvedev vs Sinner

    can’t ask for a better semi finals
     
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  7. paulski

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    Carlos got through? Neat. :dennard:
     
  8. SC

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    The tennis is good in Turin currently.
     
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  9. SC

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    Unbelievable serving and rally tolerance from Daniil. Heading to a 3rd.
     
  10. SC

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    JANNIK
     
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  11. WillySaliba

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    Why are the matches spread so far apart?
     
  12. Wendel Clark

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    So can Novak beat Sinner and the Italian crowd
     
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    Sinner gets revenge. Novak leading at 5-4 with Sinner serving in the 3rd set and Novak had 0-40 for 3 match points. Sinner comes back and wins 7-5.

    Incredible
     
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  15. paulski

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    That's... very un-Novak-like. :idk:

    But good to see.
     
  16. SC

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  17. Fran Tarkenton

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    the saudi aspect sucks, but not tennis' fault the dam broke.
     
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    feels icky
     
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    He has an academy in Kuwait?


    Wut
     
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    He calls what we know as camps, academy camps. Guessing that's the relevance. He has like four camps within an hour of my home next summer with multiple dates at each.
     
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  24. Wendel Clark

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    I know everyone hates him but this is a great clip

     
  25. paulski

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    Not if you paid me, Wendel. :laugh:
     
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  26. Wendel Clark

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    Was looking at scores today. Sevastova is back playing
     
  27. Paddy Murphy

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    I resented Novak for his brick wall style and snuffing out of Roger and Rafa, but am enjoying his attempt to fight Father Time with some humility and perspective.
     
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    if she took the drugs, she took the drugs Chrissie
     
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  30. Wendel Clark

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    Can’t wait
     
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  31. SC

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  32. SC

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    Durand won 7-5, 6-2. Pretty good showing for Andreeva considering the batshit circumstances.
     
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  33. paulski

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    Agreed. I'm not sure he would have been going at 100% against his female opponent, but that's still a great effort by Andreeva.

    Oh, and shitty attitude from Kostyuk. I get the whole Ukraine thing and I've also been completely on their side with the handshake philosophy, but now you're not even going to play the Russians? Come on. :facepalm:
     
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    The entire way they dealt with everything is just a joke. What’s the point of stripping their flag and country when they play if this is going to happen? Everyone knows who the Russian tennis players are. Yes some of them are assholes, but guess what, we have asshole Serbs, Americans, French cunts, Aussies, the list goes on and on.
     
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  35. Wendel Clark

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    Im going to be way more active this year in posting plays and Weekly Schedules
     
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  36. Wendel Clark

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    2024 Season - Week 1 ATP

    3 tournaments. Will post United Cup in the next post. A lot to write.

    Brisbane, Australia - 250
    Top 8 Seeds - Holger Rune, Grigor Dimitrov, Ben Shelton, Ugo Humbert, Sebastian Korda, Sebastian Baez, Tomas Martin Etcheverry, Aslan Karatsev
    Notable Unseeded Players - Andy Murray, JJ Wolf, Marcos Giron, Reilly Opelka
    Notable Wild Cards - Rafael Nadal
    Notable Qualifiers - Thanasi Kokkinakis, Matteo Berrettini, Alex Michelsen, Dominic Thiem, Aleksandar Kovacevic, Diego Schwartzman, Maxime Cressy

    Hong Kong - 250
    Top 8 Seeds - Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov, Frances Tiafoe, Francisco Cerundolo, Jan-Lennard Struff, Lorenzo Musetti, Laslo Djere, Christopher Eubanks
    Notable Unseeded Players - Arthur Fils, Mackenzie McDonald, Fabian Marozsan, Marin Cilic
    Notable Wild Cards -
    Notable Qualifiers -

    Brisbane is A LOT deeper and that makes sense with most people wanting to get in Australia. However Hong Kong is very top heavy.
     
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    United Cup

    18 Countries split up into 6 different 3 team groups

    Group A

    Poland: Hubert Hurkacz & Iga Swiatek. Alternates: Daniel Michalski & Katarzyna Kawa
    Spain: Alejandro Davidoch Fokina & Sara Sorribes Tormo. Alternates: Roberto Carballes Baena & Marina Bassols Ribera
    Brazil: Thiago Seyboth Wild & Beatriz Haddad Maia. Alternates: Felipe Meligeni Alves & Carolina Alves

    Group B

    Greece: Stefanos Tsistsipas & Maria Sakkari. Alternates: Stefanos Sakellaridis & Despina Papamichail
    Canada : Felix Auger-Aliassime & Leylah Fernandez. Alternates : Alexis Galarneau & Stacey Fung
    Chile : Nicolas Jarry & Daniela Seguel. Alternates: Tomas Barrios Vera & Fernanda Labrana

    Group C

    United States: Taylor Frtiz & Jessica Pegula. Alternates: Denis Kudla & Alycia Parks
    Great Britain: Cameron Norrie & Katie Boulter. Alternates: Dan Evans & Francesca Jones
    Australia: Alex De Minaur & Ajla Tomljanovic. Alternates : John Millman & Storm Hunter

    Group D

    France: Adrian Mannarino & Caroline Garcia. Alternates: Antoine Escoffier & Amandine Hesse
    Italy : Lorenzo Sonego & Jasmine Paolini. Alternates: Flavio Cobolli & Nuria Brancaccio
    Germany : Alexander Zverev & Angelique Kerber. Alternates: Maximillian Marter & Tatjana Maria

    Group E

    Czech Republic: Jiri Lehecka & Marketa Vondrousova. Alternates: Vit Kopriva & Sara Bejlek
    China : Zhizhen Zhang & Qinwen Zheng. Alternates : Bu Yunchaokete & Xiaodi You
    Serbia : Novak Djokovic & Olga Danilovic. Alternates: Hamad Medjedovic & Natalija Stevanvoic

    Group F :

    Croatia : Borna Coric & Donna Vekic. Alternates: Nino Serdarusic & Petra Marcinko
    Netherlands : Tallon Griekspoor & Arantxa Rus. Alternates: Thiemo de Bakker & Arianne Hartono
    Norway : Casper Ruud & Malene Helgo. Alternates: Andreja Petrovic & Ulrikke Eikeri

    Teams to watch out for: Poland, Greece, Canada, USA, Australia, Germany
     
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  39. Wendel Clark

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    Top 200 under radar players young and could make a run

    Arthur Fils. Career High 36 right now. Has the tools.
    Jack Draper - Ranked 61. Kids got it. Coming off last years injuries. Couldn't stay healthy
    Luca van Assche. Ranked #90. 19 years old, Still raw and got work to do. Don't see much high upside. More of a defender than offensive. Similar game could be an Alex De Minaur
    Alex Michelsen. Ranked #97. Massive server. More athletic John Isner
    Hamad Medjevoic. Ranked #113. This could be the major mover this year. Powerful game.
    Arthur Cazaux. Ranked #130. Another very all around game. Consistency has been his major problem
    Emilio Nava. Ranked #147. Exactly like Cazaux.
    Pablo Llamas Ruiz. Ranked #158. Really came on late in the year. Started last year ranked #352. Got to 144 before the US Open before losing in the 2nd Round Qualifiers to Dominic Stricker in a 3rd set tiebreaker 13-11.
    Jakub Mensik. Ranked #167. 18 years old. Started last year at 415. Great year, Lost to Fritz in the 3rd Round of the US Open and slowed down late in the year.
    Dino Prizmic. Ranked #178. 18 years old.
    Juncheng "Jerry" Zhang. Ranked #183. 18 years old
     
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  40. Wendel Clark

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    Its on hold for now. They want me to start getting more of a presence on twitter and stuff.
     
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    WTA Top 200 Under the Radar

    Linda Noskova. Ranked #41. 19 years old. Has unlimited talent. Last year was really her coming out party. 2nd year this should be a big year for her.
    Peyton Stearns. Ranked #49. Came out of nowhere last year. Ranked 209 to start the year. Her clay game was really amazing last year. Beating a bunch of good clay court players. Panna Udvardy, Leylah Fernandez. Beat Siniakova & Ostapenko at the French Open. Had to deal with an illness in the year that hurt her. Can’t wait to see her continue this year.
    Mirra Andreeva. Ranked #57. 16 years old and we all know how good she is.
    Mayar Sherif. Ranked #59. 27 years old but her Clay game is probably one of the best on the tours. Plays a lot of smaller tournaments (125’s) where she does very well winning back to back on Clay after the French Open. I love betting her and that’s why Im posting her here.
    Ashlyn Krueger. Ranked #82. 19 years old. Another girl that I hadn’t heard of until last year and her upside is big.
    Linda Fruhvirtova (#92) 18 years old, Diana Shnaider (#93) 19 years old and Brenda Fruhvirtova (#111) 16 years old.
    Erika Andreeva. Ranked #112. Mirra older sister at 19 years old. Power is superb. The only thing missing is her consistency and mental strength.
    Sara Bejlek. Ranked #129. Another 17 year old. Not crazy upside but love watching the young players.
    Celine Naef. Ranked #141. 18 years old. She made a little run on Grass which is where I learned of her. Was ranked outside the Top 400. Jumped 50 positions on the grass season. Beating Venus, McNally, Krueger, Yastremska. Losing to Kudermetova & Potapova
    Noma Noha Akuge. Ranked #177. Another unreal power talent. Just needs way more mental strength and consistency. She will have a lot of points to defend in July where she made the Finals in Hamburg on Clay. 30% of her points there. So if she gets a good first half of the season, she can make the Top 100.
     
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    2024 Season - Week 1 WTA

    I won't get the depth of qualifiers. Can't find a great site for the entry lists like the ATP

    Brisbane, Australia - 500
    Top 8 Seeds - Aryna Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina, Karolina Muchova, Madison Keys, Jelena Ostapenko, Liudmila Samsonova, Daria Kastakina, Ekaterina Alexandrova
    Notable Wild Cards - Naomi Osaka

    Auckland, New Zealand - 250
    Top 8 Seeds - Coco Gauff, Elina Svitolina, Lesia Tsurenko, Emma Navarro, Marie Bouzkova, Xinyu Wang, Petra Martic, Varvara Gracheva
    Notable Wild Cards - Amanda Anisimova, Emma Raucanu, Caroline Wozniacki

    Brisbane is completely stacked. Would have loved to see Osaka take a wild card in Auckland to get her feet wet. Coco should breeze in Auckland. But great chance for Anisimova, Raducanu & Wozniacki with a weaker field.
     
  43. Wendel Clark

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    2024 Season - Week 1 ATP Challenger

    Many won't care about this but I almost love Challenger more than the top tour.

    Canberra, Australia - 125 - Hard
    Top 8 Seeds - Dominik Koepfer, Alexandre Muller, Facundo Diaz Acosta, Arthur Rinderknech, Michael Mmoh, David Goffin, Luca Nardi, Alex Molcan
    Notable Unseeded Players - Brandon Nakashima, Gabriel Diallo, Lloyd Harris, Emilio Nava, Jakub Mensik, Dino Prizmic
    Notable Qualifiers - Pablo Llamas Ruiz, Abduallah Shelbayh

    A lot of my up and comers in this tournament. Should be great.

    Noumea, New Caledonia - 100 - Hard
    Top 8 Seeds - Richard Gasquet, Constant Lestienne, Hugo Gaston, Benoit Paire, Arthur Cazaux, Marc Polmans, Nicolas Moreno de Alboran, Jesper De Jong

    Nonthaburi, Thailand - 75- Hard
    Top 8 Seeds - Dennis Novak, Zdenek Kolar, Mattia Bellucci, Ivan Gakov, Kimmer Coppejans, Beibit Zhukayev, Stefano Travaglia, Marco Cecchinato
    Notable Unseeded Players - Tennys Sandgren, Brandon Holt
    Notable Qualifiers - Lucas Pouille

    Oeiras, Portugal - 50- Indoor Hard
    Top 8 Seeds - Henrique Rocha, Joao Sousa, Oscar Otte, Cem Ilkel, Maxime Janvier, Leandro Riedi, Mikhail Kukushkin, Adrian Andreev
    Notable Unseeded Players - Ethan Quinn
     
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    Really hope it’s significantly better this season.
     
  48. SC

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    Tennis season has begun — Fokina v. Seyboth Wild on TC.

    And we have a Hawkeye review malfunction after point one lol
     
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  49. SC

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    Not only can they not show the replay, but the control room says in and the serve sure looked WAY out.

    I mean, half a foot easy.
     
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  50. SC

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    Early point of the year contender.