The New and Improved Tennis Thread

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  1. SC

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    Late Roland Garros withdrawals: Bencic on the women's side. Raonic, Versdasco, Edmund for the men.

    That's four of the top 10 on the women's side now that are not playing.
     
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    Konta-CoCo round one.

    Potential Vika-Venus in R2, as is good Pliskova-Penko.
     
  3. SC

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    Sabalenka-Pegula is a R1 banger.
     
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    Thiem in the Rafa half of the bracket.

    Thiem-Cilic R1.
     
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    MURRAY-WAWRINKA R!!
     
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    Get your popcorn ready. Monfils-Bublik 1R.
     
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  7. Willpépé

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    I took off all next week. I have like a month to burn before the end of the year and figured I'll wake up early and watch/bet on Tennis for a week.
     
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  8. Wendel Clark

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    Here are my Round 1 Matchups I like

    Bautista-Agut/Gasquet
    Struff/Tiafoe
    Pospisil/Berrettini
    Shapovalov/Simon
    Munar/Tsitsipas
    Monfils/Bublik
    Kecmanovic/Schwartzman
    Wawrinka/Murray
    FAA/Nishioka
    Cilic/Thiem
    Sinner/Goffin
    Evans/Nishikori
     
  9. Willpépé

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    Why is Humbert's mom on the TV every other minute?
     
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  10. SC

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    They’re using new balls at RG and everyone hates them apparently. Rafa and Halep especially.
     
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    who makes them? Babolat makes easily the worst tennis ball I've ever used. I can't remember if slazenger or babolat does the french. Sorta odd they don't just commit to one manufacturer for the season.
     
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    wow wilson is doing the balls. Thiem says they are lighter and he likes the babolats better. I guess they were designed to not pick up as much court material or moisture during play.
     
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    Bublik-Garin into a 3rd set on TC.
     
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    Really fun match in Tsitsipas/Garin going on right now
     
  16. Willpépé

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    Shit I did not realize it was semis still. Why would they not finish up today?
     
  17. Wendel Clark

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    I was wondering the same thing.
     
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  18. Wendel Clark

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    Ive made a note on Tsitsipas, Rublev, Garin & Ruud. they all played today. No way they play tomorrow, but Im betting against them on Monday and/or Tuesday
     
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  19. Wendel Clark

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    BTW OOP out for tomorrow.

    Murray/Wawrinka last match on Chartier
    Coco/Konta 3rd match on Lenglen
     
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  20. Willpépé

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    I was really planning on riding Casper on multiple occasions.
     
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    Which sucks because those are all four guys (especially Stef, Rublev and Ruud) that I’d like to see go deep at RG
     
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  22. Wendel Clark

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    Hell be a pretty good favorite in the 1st and 2nd round matches
     
  23. Wendel Clark

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    I agree with you. I dont get why they didnt have the finals today like the women
     
  24. Wendel Clark

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    Garin just shit the bed with that service game. Won't shock me if its a 6-2 set now
     
  25. SC

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    So in the middle of day one of Roland Garros, we’re going to have a banger Tsitsipas-Rublev final at a different tournament. So damn bizarre. And I imagine it won’t be on TV.
     
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    Mental note have to see Sinners shot. I’m sure it will be on Twitter. He still impressing.
     
  28. Willpépé

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    Sinner straight set win. I don’t even feel like Goffin looked that terrible, Sinner was just dominant.
     
  29. SC

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    Hell yes, Sinner
     
  30. Fran Tarkenton

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    really liked this interview with Korda
     
  31. SC

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    Made it more complicated than it had to be, but Fritz advances into R2. Three American men into R2 already, with one guaranteed to be in R3 with Isner playing Korda.
     
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    Got a good laugh after Martina mentioned he made her feel so old because she played against Korda’s *grandfather*.
     
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    Rublev beat Stef in what looked like a fun 3-setter from the scoreline. Though no one could watch.
     
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    So anyone know how overflow works here? Only place I see on TV is TC. I’ve read and heard conflicting pieces regarding where more was being shown.
     
  35. Wendel Clark

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    Hate to say but Venus needs to retire
     
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    NBC has coverage starting at noon ET. My local Fox Sports affiliate had the Venus match this morning randomly. Seems to be quite the hodgepodge.
     
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    I fucking hate NBC so much. They have 189 channels yet Emril informercials are on like 10 where they could overflow matches. They have nothing on Peacock when I checked this morning as well. Not sure why.
     
  38. Wendel Clark

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    Old man Chardy playing this Rodionov. Rodionov is doing nothing special and Chardy just making 100 mistakes. Would think it would be the opposite.
     
  39. SC

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    I'm...not sure that overhead was in.

    Also, between the weather, the courts and the ball, these rallies are slowwwww.
     
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  40. Willpépé

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    Not many drop shots either. Not sure why but guessing it’s because everyone is just crushing the ball.
     
  41. Wendel Clark

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    3-1 in my bets so far. 2 pending.

    I had a bet against Rogers but I took the other girl at +1.5 Sets instead of the +400 ML.
     
  42. Wendel Clark

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    WTA match breaking out here. Going to be 4 straight breaks
     
  43. Wendel Clark

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    Chardy tried to take his balls off there
     
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    Chardy just drilled the kid in the balls.
     
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  45. SC

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    Monday OOP for the big courts:
     
  46. Wendel Clark

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    Racket smash from Rodionov. Can he keep his composure?

    AW FUCK OFF TENNIS CHANNEL. I want to watch the end of this match
     
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  48. Wendel Clark

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    Andy Murray Time Violation before the match starts :roll: :loldog:
     
  49. SC

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    Time violation before first ball is a new one, I must say.
     
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  50. Wendel Clark

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    Giorgi just blew a double break 5-1 lead and its 5-5 in the 1st