The New and Improved Tennis Thread

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  1. SC

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    Sinner finds a break and he's got some life now.
     
  2. CC_Nole

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    Double break. Was down 0-4
     
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  3. SC

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    And gives that right back.
     
  4. Fran Tarkenton

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    the golden generation only seems to get stronger
     
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  5. bro

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    Go Nadal go
     
  6. SC

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    Rafa might as well have “get off my lawn” tattooed on his forehead right now.
     
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  7. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    CLAY!
     
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  8. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Obligatory for tomorrow.

    Youtube being stupid, Medvedez telling Stef to "you better shut your fuck up."

     
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  9. CC_Nole

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    Bullshit Russian vs the small kid who doesn’t know how to fight lol
     
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  10. SC

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    This is quite a choke job from Zidansek here. From a set and 4-2 up serving to one set apiece at 7-5, 4-6.
     
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  11. SC

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    TC camera showing Rybakina’s coach blatantly coaching her point to point. Chair doing nothing.
     
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  12. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    They have their own fucking sign language.
     
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  13. Wendel Clark

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    I thought they had allowed coaching? Or am I mistaken
     
  14. Wendel Clark

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    Zidanzek making the Semis makes me feel okay about Bibi loss to her in the first round. But also sad knowing she easily could have made the semis
     
  15. SC

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    Just on the regular tour, not at Slams. Doesn’t make much sense to me to have that inconsistency, but might as well enforce the rule if you’ve got it.
     
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  16. bro

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    this is some good tennis
     
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  17. Wendel Clark

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    For some reason, I had thought they were going to allow the coaching on the Slams. Losing my mind
     
  18. Willpépé

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    There was talk around it but it but they decided against chair visits. I don't remember what the verdict was from the boxes though. Certainly havent seen it this blatant all tournament.
     
  19. SC

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    Pavs!!
     
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  20. Wendel Clark

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    Now the match we've been waiting for today
     
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  21. SC

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    Lol TC playing the video!!
     
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  22. SC

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    "He said bullshit Russian. You think this is normal?! He's a small kid who doesn't know how to fight."
     
  23. Fran Tarkenton

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  24. SC

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    Stef is crushing the ball.
     
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  25. Fran Tarkenton

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    good analysis from Courier on Stefanos serve footwork
     
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  26. CC_Nole

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    Stef playing really well. Straight sets win incoming imo
     
  27. bro

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    The lack of fans is a real bummer. This match should have a ton of energy.

    Medvedev playing better.
     
  28. bro

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    holy fuck at that overhead slam miss by Tsitsipas
     
  29. bro

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    quite the choke job there by Medvedev. Especially on the 2nd serve return up 30-40
     
  30. SC

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    Oh Med with the great tweener leading to a smash
     
  31. SC

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    Med finds a break and then emphatically consolidates it. Momentum all in his direction here in the 3rd.
     
  32. SC

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    Aaaaand it’s gone.
     
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  33. user15000

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    Lol at the drop serve. So dumb.
     
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  34. Willpépé

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    Coco choked the first set TB. She had three chances for the set and blows it. They’re pretty evenly matched though.
     
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  35. paulski

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    Well, wasn't expecting that.
     
  36. SC

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    Strong racket smash from Coco.
     
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  37. Willpépé

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    I missed all of the second, did she implode?
     
  38. paulski

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    I know it's the French and all, which often throws up some weird results, but the women's competition has been quite the shitshow this year. I'm struggling to think of too many great matches in the entire tournament.
     
  39. Willpépé

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    Both women’s matches yesterday were fantastic. I think Sakkari has the best chance to beat Iga, but not likely. Other than that not sure one of us would have had any of the other remaining women at this stage even if we could have all submitted 25 guesses.

    Zidansek
    Pavlyuchenkova
    Krejcikova
     
  40. SC

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    Yeah, she ejected a bit then found her game after the racket smash and pushed a little bit.
     
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  41. SC

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    Swiatek and Krejcikova played in Rome, and it was a real battle. 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 for Iga. Regardless of whether it’s Iga or Sakkari, Krej will be a very live underdog in the SF.
     
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  42. paulski

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    I didn't see any of the 1st match so I can't comment, but I did see the last hour of Pav/Rybakina and didn't think it hit any great heights - it was mostly either gutsy play from Rybakina or some very loose errors from her as she got more and more tired. I know it was close but hardly one that anyone would want to watch again.
     
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  43. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    From that standpoint, yeah I totally agree with you.
     
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  44. Willpépé

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    Not sure if Swiatek is injured or deflated. Regardless Sakkari has been insanely good.
     
  45. SC

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    Damn. What a couple of results. Happy for Sakkari, who is just awesome.

    Have to wonder if playing dubs and going deep in that has taken steam out of Iga.
     
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  46. Baron

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    Sakkari is sexy as hell. She also can 100% bench more than me.
     
  47. EMAW FC

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    The local park is having tennis lessons this summer. First session tonight. I pray it’s not me and fifteen 65 year olds
     
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  48. SC

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    Rafa has dropped a set at the French Open for the first time since the 2019 Final.
     
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  49. Wendel Clark

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    And we got a match now!
     
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  50. Willpépé

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    Good luck Diego, you just pissed off the greatest clay player of all time, on clay!
     
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