The New and Improved Tennis Thread

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  1. SC

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    Serena out.
     
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  2. Wendel Clark

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    Damn that bottom half was like a dream draw for her and she couldn't make the finals. I really don't think she is going to get to #24. She will not have a better draw then she had here
     
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  3. Willpépé

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    I agree, really you can’t take a day off or just get by on the women’s side. There’s just too much quality at this point.
     
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  4. bro

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    Kinda weird but oh well
     
  5. CC_Nole

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    I love Federer but this kind of pisses me off. If you aren’t prepared to go the distance then don’t play.
     
  6. scarlet_tacos

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    I don’t think he thought he would sniff the 4th round based on his play before this. Sucks but probably the right call for him. I don’t really like his chances at wimby either but this is probably his last push before he hangs it up.
     
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  7. SC

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    I'm fine with him playing. As Mary Carillo said on the Serena broadcast though, what he should've done was retire match point up yesterday against Koepfer. You've proven your point, you were going to win the match but you don't screw over the kid or the tournament. Also don't affect the draw by giving Berrettini a walkover in the 2nd week.
     
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  8. scarlet_tacos

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    Maybe if koepfern didn’t spit on the ball mark, he would have
     
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  9. CC_Nole

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    On a less serious note, I cannot take Zverev seriously with this outfit.
     
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  10. paulski

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    I'm not sure I can agree with that - how is he screwing over the kid? He was too good for him over 4 sets and the truth of the matter is that Koepfer couldn't earn his way into the next round by beating a 40 yo. Why should he get a free pass?

    Plus there was a chance, however slight, that Fed might recover enough to play R4.
    PLUS the fact Fed has never retired in a slam, so why do it now just because?
     
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  11. paulski

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    I think that's EXACTLY it - this is his farewell to RG. He won't be back next year, mark my words. He showed up as a courtesy with virtually zero lead up play and shocked himself by winning 3 matches on clay. Trust me, when he woke up today, his body was screaming at him - after playing for over 20 years, he knows full well he can't back up tomorrow so he did the right thing.
     
  12. paulski

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    I was actually surprised she'd gotten so far with such a bad lead up on clay, but once she got through Collins that finals spot was hers for the taking. Then anything can happen in a final. So this is a terrible loss for her.
     
  13. Willpépé

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    I more in the I think she’s done camp. I mean I wasn’t predicting she’d lose today or implying that, just saying I don’t think she can just walk through anything anymore. And it’s two fold, obviously she’s lost some but I genuinely think it’s more a testament to how great the women are.
     
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  14. SC

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    He literally said after the match yesterday he likely wasn’t going to post for the next round. Roger is my guy, and keeping the no retirement streak is a totally valid reason to not go down that road, for sure. That’s a great point.

    Just feels like he came into the Koepfer match with a premeditated notion it was going to be his last one of the tournament, and that’s just a weird gray area for me.
     
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  15. paulski

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    Maybe. I like to think if he'd won in straight in a couple of hours that he definitely would've played R4. Unfortunately it didn't go that way and here we are now. :tebow:
     
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  16. SC

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    Coco into the QF’s. Kid is good.
     
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  17. Doc Louis

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    I agree. Have to peak at the right time and then play your best games of your life for a couple of weeks nonstop and hope people get injured/drop out like that Russian player accursed of throwing matches in order to have a chance to win.
     
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  18. Willpépé

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    That match throwing incident was posted ITT, it was bad.
     
  19. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Djokovic not looking great this morning.
     
  20. paulski

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    The crazy part is he was up a break in the first but somehow lost it in a breaker. It took my mind a moment or two to process what I was just looking at. :huh:

    Still gonna win, though. Probably in 4.
     
  21. SC

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    I guess it was like 8 months ago, we all were freaking out in here watching Musetti for the first time as he bageled and then battled to beat Stan for his first tour win.

    Going to be near impossible to hold up that level today, but man he’s come so far, so fast.
     
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  23. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Kid is getting to everything.
     
  24. SC

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  25. Fran Tarkenton

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    Novak wanted to lie about where that ball landed
     
  26. SC

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    2 sets up. Musetti not giving Novak anything and Novak’s all over the place. Big push coming to start the 3rd.
     
  27. bro

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    Need this upset
     
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  29. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    This turned into a savage beating.
     
  30. SC

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    Sakkari hits Kenin with a first set breadstick.
     
  31. Fran Tarkenton

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    I knew this could happen because of how many times in the past we have seen it

    but at 34 its incredible
     
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  33. SC

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  34. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Fuckkk my Djokovic bets were canceled. :facepalm:
     
  35. bro

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    Kenin fighting back!
     
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  37. Baron

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    Really looking forward to the Sinner Nadal match
     
  38. bro

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    welp. She was on her way back and then let it slip away.




    Agreed. Expecting a battle
     
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  40. SC

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    Good run for Kenin, who not surprisingly is playing better ball away from her father. Sakkari-Swiatek could be really fun if Iga can get through this afternoon.
     
  41. SC

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    Oh this match is *good*
     
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  42. Baron

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    Sinner is absolutely CRUSHING the ball.
     
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  43. CC_Nole

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    Sinner about to take the first set
     
  44. bro

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    took over 31.5 games. Felt like at least a 4 set match
     
  45. SC

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    Nervy service game there.
     
  46. CC_Nole

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    I’m such an idiot. Sinner serves for the set and gets broken at love lol
     
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  47. beerleagueman

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    Have rooted for her to go on a consistent run since her Australian Open win
     
  48. CC_Nole

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    Sinner was up 3-5 and lost 16 of the next 18 points… damn
     
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  49. Fran Tarkenton

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    Sinner skiing videos is the new Tony Joiner is Tebow's roommate
     
  50. CC_Nole

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    Sinner has completely lost the plot :feelsbadman: