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Tennis Discussion thread

Discussion in 'General Sport' started by nazzac, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Tornado

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    Me too. Obviously not with interest.

    Zverev has hit 85% first serves. Ouch!!
     
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    Not the most entertaining match so far.

    Thiem seems unwell. Feels as though he's always ill.
     
  3. SALTIRE

    SALTIRE Slàinte mhath!

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    And just like that, loses the set on his serve.

    Was looking good to win the set on Thiem's serve there, but had a poor game and its cost him.
     
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    Saw that double coming.
     
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    Just read Berdych has retired. Wasn't a bad player.
     
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    Yeah his body seems to have gradually fallen apart. He was very dangerous in his day and would've had more than one Masters title in other eras, needless to say.
     
  7. SALTIRE

    SALTIRE Slàinte mhath!

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    He was a moaning git, who bottled it in big matches. Not a big loss to the game.
     
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    They said he has had a cold - doesn't seem to stop him winning though !
     
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    Zverev in his usual form.
     
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    Very good match and excellent performance by Tsitsipas - particularly in the 2nd set .

    Held out in the tie break too .
     
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    Yeah great game!
     
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    Best final in a long time there. Didn't see the Dimitrov/Goffin final - I'm sure it was entertaining, but a pretty embarrassing matchup for this event, and they can't play as well as these two did tonight. Not been many three-setters at all in the final, and this was a high-quality one.

    I'm optimistic about the future with some of these guys at the top of the game. Even some bitter rivalries developing already (albeit purely due to Tsitsipas :laugh:). I hope Sascha Zverev can get a clean start next year. Thiem should be a big factor as long as he's not getting viruses every other week. Medvedev conked out after a strenuous few months, but won't be going anywhere. I really feel as though next year could be the sea change year. (Cue Novak cruising to the Aus Open with the loss of a couple of sets :laugh:)
     
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    Yeah, probably two each for Novak and Nadal again next year.
     
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    A full fit Novak wins 3 out of 4 slams next year. He could push Nadal at the French.

    Got a feeling Medvedev is going to win a Slam next year.
     
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    GB through to the semi finals after beating Germany 2-0.

    Edmund winning in straight sets and Dan Evans in a 3rd set tiebreak .

    Spain with Nadal next or Argentina .
     
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    Gutted for him. It's going to be a real struggle for him. Hopefully he can enter a small tournament or 2 soon to get himself to match fitness.
     
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    There was a short BBC article a couple of weeks ago suggesting he still wasn't over this injury, so I suppose the writing was on the wall. Very disappointing to miss the AO, but the right decision. No chances can be taken at this point. Gives him more time to build towards five setters at least.
     
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    Amazing stuff from Djokovic at the ATP Cup, where he won all his six singles matches, with his win over Nadal and a doubles victory with Troicki clinching the first ever edition of this tournament for Serbia.

    Australian Open should be a good one.
     

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