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Serena being up a break in the 3rd set is really pissing me off. 

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The round the post shot by Fuckso was fantastic.  Tiafoe is really fun to watch when he's feeling it.  I think he's got a run in him.

 

Too bad Serena won though.

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Jabeur seems to have trouble hitting routine rally balls. 

Her shot tolerance seems low.  Which is odd since clay is what they play on there.

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7 minutes ago, Hefeweizen said:

Thiem just has to hit it back to Cilic, who apparently will self destruct if given a 5 shot rally.  This is terrible.

Colic seems to have always been as mentally fragile as any number of mid-‘80s closeted WTA players that Martina & Chrissy would crush with regularity. He’s capable of spectacular shots and spectacular collapses. 

SIDE NOTE: Is this year’s men’s tournament secretly The Canadian Open?

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48 minutes ago, shadow_operative2.0 said:

Brady just straight up breadstick’d Angie. 

Brady bringin’ the Westwood Wood!

Brady, Kenin, Azerinka (sp?), Osaka, Sakkari...

There are lots of women who I would be happy to see win this tournament. 

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SIDE NOTE #1:

 I like classic Fender guitar pastel colors and especially like match headstocks. For that reason, I really like Jen Brady’s outfit today/ at this tournament. 

SIDE NOTE #2:

 I am a fan of Angie Kerber’s thighs. 

BACK ON TOPIC:

Brady just had a quick thigh on her heavily wrapped left hammy. Kerber is making her run around like a chicken with her head cut off (a strategy that I wish that everyone would use on Serena.). If Jen can’t close out the match on her serve right here, I think that Kerber wins in 3. 

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Brady pulls it off!!

she doesn’t seem to be walking too well. I worry about an injured bird going forward. The second set alone was 60+ minutes in massive humidity. (I think on the humidity, haven’t checked today.)

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14 minutes ago, shadow_operative2.0 said:

You clearly missed Jenn’s MTO, it was comical. She came out ripping forehands even harder than before. 

Women. 

The WTA has always had crazy score lines.  Like 6-1, 0-6, 6-2.  I don’t really think it’s mental frailty as much as parity that can easily go either way and the lack of dominance on serve.

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I’m not talking about the scoreline. She was wearing a skirt & black shorts, zero fucking reason to need to leave the court to get her thigh wrapped. She came back just hitting fucking missiles, thigh was never an issue. 

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40 minutes ago, shadow_operative2.0 said:

You clearly missed Jenn’s MTO, it was comical. She came out ripping forehands even harder than before. 

Women. 

Yes, I turned on the TV at 6-1 5-3. 

When Zverev is on/ playing an inferior opponent, he looks like a Top 3 player. Not frequently the case when he is up against Top 10 players. 

I’m not sure whether I am familiar with Putintseva, but I am a fan. 

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1 hour ago, Napoleon said:

Yes, I turned on the TV at 6-1 5-3. 

When Zverev is on/ playing an inferior opponent, he looks like a Top 3 player. Not frequently the case when he is up against Top 10 players. 

I’m not sure whether I am familiar with Putintseva, but I am a fan. 

She's running out of service breaks after being up 5-1 in the third.

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Davidovich F’s parents are Russian like Zverev’s, so his little comment to Sacha (Sasha?) at the net after the match was likely in Russian rather than English. 

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Carreno Busta, serving at 0-40 and 4-5 in the first set, challenges an “Out!” call for the set that is overturned by a millimeter. He then comes back and holds. 

Now Djokovic stumbles to get to a passing shot serving at 0-15 and not only doesn’t get to the ball, but appears to have jammed his left shoulder upon bracing himself. (Gamesmanship?) there is now an injury TO while he gets a massage. 

Play only stopped about 3 to 4 minutes  

Women: Rogers & Kvitová Are now on serve in a 1st set tiebreaker  

 

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LINE LADY COLLAPSES as Djokiovic hits a ball back to the ballboy area and it hits the lady. He appeared to have his hand up to saying “No!” before it even hit the lady. It obviously wasn’t intentional, but he’ll likely be docked some point(s) or a game... 

Which would give Carreno Busta the first set. 

EDIT: A replay looked like he hit the lady in the face, maybe an eye. 

Carreno Busto is getting the shaft having to wait twice due to Djokovic’s drama. 

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UPDATE: There is a possibility that Djokovic will be defaulted. 

Whoa!

It’s over!!

Holy crap!

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Thank goodness there isn’t a crowd. 

It was the second time that he smashed a ball, but the first time was against a side barrier. 

Correct, it was the throat. 

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That was clearly unintentional.  That may be the most 2020 thing I've seen in tennis now.

If he hadn’t crushed the ball against the wall 5 minutes earlier, then he might have gotten away with this one.

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5 minutes ago, Armybrat said:

Yes, but the rule book is very specific according to the talking tennisheads. 

Oh no doubt by the rules he should be penalized.  If it were Rafa or Roger they would have likely been treated differently.  Djokovic is such an unlikeable guy that the call seemed easy.  I meant 2020 because who hits a ball off to the side into someone's throat?

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4 minutes ago, Hefeweizen said:

 I meant 2020 because who hits a ball off to the side into someone's throat?

I can think of one guy... 😄

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9 minutes ago, UDontKnow said:

I don't like Djokovic by any means, but defaulting the match is overkill and cheapens the men's competition.

I agree, and he is a dickhead all around by a lot of accounts, who happens to be an all time great.

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I don't like Djokovic by any means, but defaulting the match is overkill and cheapens the men's competition.

You drill a linesman or ump with a ball in anger it’s an automatic default. Doesn’t matter who you are and Djokovic knows better.

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1 minute ago, shadow_operative2.0 said:

Whoa, Shelby wins! 

She handled it like she’d been there before. So hard to do, but she just kept fighting. 

So huge for her. (I’d never heard of her before the tournament in Kentucky.) crazy to see “breakthroughs” in the mid-late 20s from Rogers & Brady. 

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58 minutes ago, The Dog said:

You drill a linesman or ump with a ball in anger it’s an automatic default. Doesn’t matter who you are and Djokovic knows better.

Yep, there are multiple historic precedents where the player was defaulted. That's the risk you take.

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