The New and Improved Tennis Thread

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  1. SC

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    Hm. Muchova was down a set and a break at 1-2 in the 2nd, took a MTO, and now just sent this to a 3rd set at 6-3. Barty has fallen apart.
     
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  2. paulski

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    There's that lack of mental strength again. Just a repeat of that French semi all over. :facepalm:
     
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  3. SC

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    You absolutely nailed it leading into the tournament. The mental game just hasn’t been there at all today.
     
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  4. paulski

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    Unfortunately our local media gets sucked in by the fact she's had some good results over the past 2 years but they're either too parochial or don't know enough about tennis to drill a little deeper and see the whole story. She should have slaughtered someone like Muchova...
     
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  5. SC

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    Down goes Barty. Wow.
     
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  6. paulski

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    And bang... one match point is all it took. After having multiple break back chances in the last game. :bang:
     
  7. SC

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    Now a massive opportunity for either Brady or Pegula.
     
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  8. Wendel Clark

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    Most thing Im mad about is I told myself pre tournament that I should make a bet on Brady to win it
     
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  9. SC

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    The only reason I didn’t is Jen was in the hard 14-day quarantine and it spooked me off of it.
     
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  10. paulski

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    Kind of makes a mockery of some of the other players' complaints, huh?
     
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  11. bro

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    Pegula gonna make it to the finals
     
  12. SC

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    Sure does. Come a long way from Tomic’s girlfriend saying the worst part of quarantine was not being able to wash her hair because she can’t do it herself lol
     
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  13. SC

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    Pegula one set away.
     
  14. paulski

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    Technically still one set away... :smug:
     
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  15. SC

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    Brady! Very cool moment at the net between those two.
     
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  16. bro

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    Boo
     
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  17. CC_Nole

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    Wanted Pegula to win but ain’t mad at Brady. Give me an all timer you damn Russians.
     
  18. Fran Tarkenton

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    21 shot rally first game, it is on.
     
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  19. SC

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    Daniil setting up to return serve from Adelaide.
     
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  20. CC_Nole

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    Medvedev is a goddamn wall
     
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  21. SC

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    What an absurd winner from Daniil
     
  22. CC_Nole

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    Rublev needs to start attacking Medvedev’s forehand. He’s not going to miss much from his backhand side.
     
  23. CC_Nole

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    Rublev just lost the match when he couldn’t break there
     
  24. paulski

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    I can see him from our office here. :gocho:
     
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  25. paulski

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    Really glad Medvedev won quickly & comfortably - need him fit and healthy for the final. If he is, I think he'll beat the injury faker.
     
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  26. Willpépé

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    Nadal tidy in the first, break and take.
     
  27. paulski

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    Shame Tsits wasn't in the top half of the draw - he's showing a lot of guts (again).
     
  28. Willpépé

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    Meh, the men's side is so weak it's inevitable that you will end up facing the same 4-5 guys at the top. Provided he stays healthy there's no doubt he'll be in the top half more often than not.
     
  29. SC

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    Sloppy game from Rafa and gets broken to love. Stef will serve for it, my goodness
     
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  30. SC

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    Chunks a forehand then nets a forehand. Nerve monster.
     
  31. Willpépé

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    God damn this is good. Regardless of outcome this is the most impressive I've ever seen Tsitsipas.
     
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  32. SC

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    What a fucking serve to save BP
     
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  33. SC

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    STEFANOS!
     
  34. Fran Tarkenton

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    Holy shit
     
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  35. Fran Tarkenton

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    Great to see him break through even though its against Nadal
     
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  36. Willpépé

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    Not sure if anyone was awake or if they heard the announcers but, Rafa had him absolutely dead to rights. Third set TB to finish him off and he kept his cool and never let down. His mentality was huge, fitting that he beat Rafa.
     
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  37. SC

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    The battle to shut your fuck up in the Aussie SF’s.
     
  38. Fran Tarkenton

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    feel bad for Nadal he let a non-RG slam slip away this late in his career
     
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  39. Willpépé

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    Agreed I was pulling for him. Team Daniil now.
     
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  40. Baron

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    lol what
     
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  41. Fran Tarkenton

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    I am team Tsitsipas but still question his maturity

    best post-golden generation semifinal yet
     
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  42. bro

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    Will be one of them just beat Joker? Thanks
     
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  43. paulski

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    Yeah sure - I just meant that, in this kind of form, he would have posed a more difficult challenge to Djoke than anyone else has. And may even have beaten him yesterday too.
     
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  44. paulski

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    Even better than when he took out Fed in (I want to say) 2019? He looked pretty darn good in that match from memory. :shocked:
     
  45. paulski

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    Surprised by this but not massively - would have been a huge ask for Rafa to beat Tsits, Medvedev and Djoke in successive matches. I think at least a little bit of that loss tonight was subconsciously.
     
  46. Willpépé

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    Yeah I mean Rafa was on level, had him wrapped up in a bow in about 90 minutes. Mentally to come back from that shows something to me.
     
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  47. SC

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    This is quite the stat. Unbelievable serving performance from Stefanos.
     
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  48. SC

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    Here we go!
     
  49. Wendel Clark

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    Osaka a little rough start. I thought Naomi would absolutely destroy her tonight...