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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #735 on: February 02, 2020, 06:27:28 PM »
Be interesting to see who ends up on top of the GS list, Federer unlikely to add many more, if any. Nadal will likely add a RG title for most of his remaining years too and could pick up one or two others. The sky is the limit for Djokovic though, should be on top in two years unless something goes spectacularly wrong.
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« Reply #736 on: February 02, 2020, 07:14:18 PM »
Nadal would need to be injured to lose French, Wimbledon is Fedís best chance for him. Again heíll need to be injury free, he was unlucky this time as he was injured against Novak
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« Reply #737 on: September 06, 2020, 09:36:47 PM »
First next gen winner on the way.

Djokovic defaulted after blasting a ball at the line judge.

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« Reply #738 on: September 06, 2020, 09:39:58 PM »
First next gen winner on the way.

Djokovic defaulted after blasting a ball at the line judge.

Hardly blasted.

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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #739 on: September 06, 2020, 09:41:28 PM »
Definitely not blasted. I donít imagine Iíd have found it funny had he blasted it at her and I thought it was hilarious.


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« Reply #740 on: September 06, 2020, 09:43:09 PM »
10/10 for the dive.

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« Reply #741 on: September 07, 2020, 09:33:15 AM »
I wonder when her claim will go in  :)

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« Reply #742 on: September 10, 2020, 07:11:57 PM »
Just saw that footage. Jesus Christ did she make a meal of it. it was an underhand as well.
I bet if had been a different player the ejection would not have happened.

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« Reply #743 on: September 10, 2020, 10:04:31 PM »
I would have just caught the ball.
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« Reply #744 on: September 10, 2020, 10:40:50 PM »
Just saw that footage. Jesus Christ did she make a meal of it. it was an underhand as well.
I bet if had been a different player the ejection would not have happened.

Horseshit. Anyone other than Djokovic, Federer, Serena etc they wouldn't even have got the the on court explanation.

As for the line judge, taking a tennis ball to throat could cripple anyone if it hits you square on the windpipe.
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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #745 on: September 11, 2020, 09:46:16 AM »
First next gen winner is on the way in any case.

Medvedev or Thiem will now have contested 4 of the last 5 slams so the tide is turning, think it's very likely the decider between them this evening. Zverev is capable but don't think he has the resolve of Medvedev or Thiem who have slam final experience.

If you asked me two years ago who went end up top of the pile I would certainly have said Djokovic but he was quite lucky to dig out his last two slams in five setters against Thiem and Federer and the fact that the next gen are all excelling on Djokovic's favourite surface is a worry for him.

When Nadal closed in on Federer at the US Open and Djokovic followed up at the Australian it seemed unlikely Federer would stay at the top but Covid has really upset the apple cart. The French Open looks set to be a much stronger field than the US was so should be much more interesting.

Both Nadal and Djokovic will be desperate to avoid Thiem on their side of the draw, Thiem will likely have to beat both to win RG and he's capable of that, he's playing outstanding tennis in the past 18 months and is young and fresh enough to do it.

I don't think Nadal can take both Djokovic and Thiem in the one weekend now and I don't think Djokovic is strong enough on clay to beat the two best clay courters back to back either. It looks set to be a Thiem v Nadal/Djokovic final depending on how the draw goes.



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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #746 on: September 14, 2020, 01:24:54 AM »
Thiem wins his first slam, first player to come from 2 sets down in a US Open final since 1949.

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« Reply #747 on: September 14, 2020, 02:01:44 AM »
great drama, fair play, both tried to throw it away, have no doubt jokes would have prevailed against either had they not canned him

thiem will be a threat in paris but still fancy rafa

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« Reply #748 on: September 14, 2020, 10:39:47 AM »
great drama, fair play, both tried to throw it away, have no doubt jokes would have prevailed against either had they not canned him

thiem will be a threat in paris but still fancy rafa

Rafa will need to avoid Thiem on his side of the draw, it would be a big ask to take both Thiem and Djokovic in a couple of days at 34 years of age. Djokovic will hope to be avoiding Thiem for similar reasons.

The Italian Open starts tomorrow and it will be Rafa's first game since Covid, he has Carreno Busta up first in a tricky tie.

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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #749 on: October 07, 2020, 09:57:40 AM »
Nadal took a long time to get going last night but eventually saw off Sinner in straight sets.

Sinner looks like a huge prospect for the future. He will now play Schwartzman in the semi who knocked out Thiem in a 5 hr, 5 set epic yesterday. Scwartzman beat Nadal in straight sets in Italy a few weeks ago so will be in confident form ahead of their meeting.

On the other side of the draw, Djokovic should take care of Carreno Busta but the other quarter is an exciting contest, Rublev v Tsitsipas. Rublev has been in fine form but I take Tsitsipas will have the edge on clay, Tsitsipas very nearly went in the first round but has been impressive since then and if he keeps up that form I think he could ask Djokovic big questions in a semi final.