The New and Improved Tennis Thread

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  1. SC

    SC I’m boring and I’m bored
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    Tough loss for Foe. Didn’t play poorly but Med just too good.
     
  2. SC

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    KORDA! 6-3 over Schwartzman in the first.
     
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  3. SC

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    Korda serving for the match and his first career top-ten win here.
     
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  4. SC

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    Diego forces a break. What a fun match.
     
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  5. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    He’s trying to be too cute with his serve.
     
  6. SC

    SC I’m boring and I’m bored
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    Just needs to thump that big serve down the T. Has another chance to close it out here.
     
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  7. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Yeah he’s clearly hitting better in the longer rallies.
     
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  8. SC

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    YEAH YEAH! Huge win for the kid.
     
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  9. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    And of course he serves it out to make me look like an idiot. Diego only had a shot at one of those and he wasn’t even expecting it.
     
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  10. Doc Louis

    Doc Louis Well-Known Member
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    That girl is going to town on some cold some creamery during the Tsitsipas match.

    I could go for some ice cream right about now tbh.
     
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  11. StillwaterDawg

    StillwaterDawg Well-Known Member

    Korda seems like a big time talent.
     
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  12. SC

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    Osaka-Sakkari getting started on TC.
     
  13. SC

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    Sakkari just bageled Naomi in 24 minutes. She literally cannot find the court.
     
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  14. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Hahah holy shit, just flipped it on.
     
  15. SC

    SC I’m boring and I’m bored
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    Osaka broken at 4-4 from 40-0 up in the 2nd set. Sakkari will serve for it.
     
  16. SC

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    Maria serves it out, what a win for her. No idea what that was from Naomi.
     
  17. Wendel Clark

    Wendel Clark Gambling God
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    There goes my dream matchup of Bibi Osaka
     
  18. SC

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    Bublik-Sinner is very fun early
     
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  19. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Sinner wins the first set TB.
     
  20. Wendel Clark

    Wendel Clark Gambling God
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    Bibi off tonight
     
  21. SC

    SC I’m boring and I’m bored
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    3-3 in the 2nd set. 0 holds in this set so far.

    Chair called a time violation on break point down against Bibi, and the match has gotten feisty since then.
     
  22. Wendel Clark

    Wendel Clark Gambling God
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    I missed the 2nd and 3rd set, the girlfriend came outside for dinner and i got stuck watching my 600 lb life
     
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  23. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    RBA would be advised not to invite stretch Medvedev into the net.
     
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  24. SC

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    Medvedev needs to reset here.
     
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  25. SC

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    Korda-Rublev in about 30 minutes. Big chance for the kid.
     
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  26. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Cant wait.
     
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  27. Wendel Clark

    Wendel Clark Gambling God
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    Why such a late start tonight?

    Bibi match is defintely going 3 sets and means Ill be up stupid late
     
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  28. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Came to ask you. Is it raining?
     
  29. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Just turned in, it is raining.
     
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  30. SC

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    Gonna need this rain to stop. Two really good matches tonight.
     
  31. Wendel Clark

    Wendel Clark Gambling God
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    It doesn't look good from the radar. Looks like there will be a hole until about 9:30. Stop at 10 and hit again at 11. But who knows
     
  32. miles

    miles All I know is my gut says, maybe
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    Cart before horse here but Korda looks like the first American prospect in a long time that might actually have the type of game that can translate into top 10 caliber I.e. very good mover, all around game.

    The big serve/big forehand types we’ve seen over and over the last decade always kinda stall out in the 30-50 range.
     
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  33. SC

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    I’ve had the same thought. He’s got a good serve, but he’s not a servebot. Plenty of power on both wings, but not strictly a serve plus one guy.

    I love the movement, I love the angles he gets on both the forehand and backhand within rallies. Even at his age, there’s a level of polish that impresses me. He’s as well-rounded as you’d like a young player to be for where he’s at in his career.
     
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  34. SC

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    Sloppy service game at 5-6 and Korda gets broken to drop the first set.
     
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  35. Wendel Clark

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    It still blows my mind that we have 3 Canadians ahead of the first American in the rankings.

    Also still very sad that Foe never got much better. I had such high hopes for him
     
  36. SC

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    Rublev is just so good. Special.
     
  37. Wendel Clark

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    Who do you like more, Rublev or Medvedev
     
  38. SC

    SC I’m boring and I’m bored
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    Aesthetically for my tastes, I love Rublev's pure power tennis the most. That racket speed is just unmatched. But Med is the better player. Pop, incredible movement for his size and the swagger he carries.
     
  39. Wendel Clark

    Wendel Clark Gambling God
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    Wait WTF happened. I thought this was basically over and now were in a Tiebreak. FUCK I just want to watch Bibi
     
  40. Wendel Clark

    Wendel Clark Gambling God
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    Rublev was serving for the Set and he got broken to love. Jesus
     
  41. SC

    SC I’m boring and I’m bored
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    Korda just bombing away on one leg.
     
  42. SC

    SC I’m boring and I’m bored
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    Great win for Rublev, great week and a half for the kid. Future is bright.
     
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  43. Wendel Clark

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    Now this match should have some massive ground strokes
     
  44. SC

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    Hell of a second serve there break point down.
     
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  45. Wendel Clark

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  46. Wendel Clark

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    What a fucking backhand on Set Point
     
  47. SC

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    Early break for Bibi again in the second.
     
  48. Wendel Clark

    Wendel Clark Gambling God
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    Ive said 100 times but Bibi mental game is maybe the best on the tour. Unreal how mentally strong she is at 20
     
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  49. Wendel Clark

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    Ive never seen Bibi have this many mishits where it hits the frame as she has had tonight. I wonder if playing someone like Sorribes last night just has her a tiny bit off
     
  50. Wendel Clark

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    What an amazing point