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Re: Tennis
« Reply #1925 on: January 23, 2024, 03:13:30 PM »
Taylor played well. He could have served a little better. And he could have returned a little better, but he played well overall.

Struck the ball well, 63 winners. Improved movement, needs to keep attacking getting forward.

As long as he stays healthy, it will be his 3rd straight top 10 season, and 6th straight top 30 season.

He still has some room for improvement too.

ND doesn’t give away many points. And he keeps many alive longer than most.

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« Reply #1926 on: January 24, 2024, 07:00:46 AM »
Yep. Every time I see an American play against Novak think about how their only real chance it to hold serve and manage to win three tiebreaks.

Well, their only real chance is that Novak retires before they have to play him.

But of course, then there's Alcaraz and the other Europeans.

Not that it matters. I love to watch great tennis. americansnomatta
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« Reply #1927 on: January 24, 2024, 07:51:40 AM »
Zverev/Alcaraz on ESPN 2.  Sasha up 2 sets to 1 but could be wearing down?

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« Reply #1928 on: January 24, 2024, 08:11:45 AM »
Insane tennis right now.  Zverev serving huge and generating crazy pop from his groundstrokes.

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« Reply #1929 on: January 24, 2024, 08:20:40 AM »
Heck of win for Zverev. 

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« Reply #1930 on: January 25, 2024, 08:17:20 AM »
It's too bad Coco came up short.

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« Reply #1931 on: January 25, 2024, 09:01:03 AM »
Very high level from two of the best. Super small margins. Two points from the first set 6-5, 30-0. Great tiebreaker from Sabalenka. Few mistakes throughout. Worked on her approach and forward movement too. They will have many more.

Zheng Qinwen unsurprisingly has been putting it all together. Now top 10 and she has potential to be there a long time.

Pere Riba has now coached two different slam finalists in back to back slams.




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« Reply #1932 on: January 25, 2024, 11:19:39 AM »
Sabalenka at her best is pretty remarkable.

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« Reply #1933 on: January 25, 2024, 07:42:29 PM »
I think Sinner has a shot tonight.  Of course Djoker is capable of going thanks for playing mode.  It's just hard to bet against the guy. 

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« Reply #1934 on: January 26, 2024, 01:32:45 AM »
Hell yeah sinner. I got nervous when he let match point slip. He took it to him right after.

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« Reply #1935 on: January 26, 2024, 06:50:47 AM »
Hell yeah sinner. I got nervous when he let match point slip. He took it to him right after.

He attacked and bludgeoned the ball most of the match.  Tremendous pop.  The Djoker really had no answers.

Medvy on the verge of an outstanding comeback down two sets to none. 
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« Reply #1936 on: January 26, 2024, 07:19:07 AM »
SInner has the edge I would think over Medvy because he's only lost a set all tournament.  But Medvy is super resilient.

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« Reply #1937 on: January 26, 2024, 08:15:16 AM »
For a young player to go into what had become Djokovic's house and defeat him so decisively ... a pretty monumental result. Makes the entire season a little more interesting.
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« Reply #1938 on: January 26, 2024, 08:24:07 AM »
For a young player to go into what had become Djokovic's house and defeat him so decisively ... a pretty monumental result. Makes the entire season a little more interesting.

Taking nothing away from SInner, Novak didn't have it.  I think he had 50+ unforced errors which is unheard of for him.  Medvy has been on thr court too long it seems to me but I'm hoping for a good final. 

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« Reply #1939 on: January 26, 2024, 09:53:17 AM »
3 of 4 for Sinner over Djokovic. 9 of 10 over World Top 5 players.
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Entertaining, high level Mixed Doubles Final win for Jan Zielinksi (University of Georgia) and Su-Wei Hsieh. They edged Desirae Krawczk (Arizona State/Palm Desert, CA) and Neil Skupsky (LSU) in the final.

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« Reply #1940 on: January 26, 2024, 03:58:19 PM »
Taking nothing away from SInner, Novak didn't have it.  I think he had 50+ unforced errors which is unheard of for him. 

Maybe it will become more heard of for him. He'll turn 37 before the French Open. He's old enough to be some of these kids' father.

This could be one of the interesting story lines in tennis this year -- is the sport finally past the Big 3 Era?
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« Reply #1941 on: January 28, 2024, 09:22:44 AM »
Heck off a comeback from SInner.  It's gonna be a lot of fun watching Alcaraz and SInner the next decade. 
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« Reply #1942 on: January 28, 2024, 02:07:26 PM »
Still waiting to hear how I’m xenophobic…..

Still waiting…

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« Reply #1943 on: January 29, 2024, 08:50:40 AM »
From Yahoo Sports:

This was the first Australian Open final not to feature Djokovic, Nadal or Federer since 2015 (!!), when Marat Safin beat Lleyton Hewitt.
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« Reply #1944 on: January 29, 2024, 09:17:25 AM »
From Yahoo Sports:

This was the first Australian Open final not to feature Djokovic, Nadal or Federer since 2015 (!!), when Marat Safin beat Lleyton Hewitt.

Not even 2015, 2005! 

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« Reply #1945 on: January 29, 2024, 09:21:45 AM »
Still waiting…

Grow up, dude. You have the maturity of an 8 year old.

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« Reply #1946 on: January 29, 2024, 09:28:21 AM »
Not even 2015, 2005!

Really? They got that stat wrong? Wow!
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« Reply #1947 on: January 29, 2024, 09:34:10 AM »
Grow up, dude. You have the maturity of an 8 year old.

You’re a racist ! Your posting history shows it.

However whenever you ask me to explain why you’re a racist, I’m going to ignore you because I believe I’m better than you are and I’m right in my own head.

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« Reply #1948 on: January 29, 2024, 12:38:51 PM »
The 16 teams that qualified this weekend for the upcoming ITA National Women’s Indoors in Seattle:

Auburn
Cal
Florida
Georgia
Michigan
North Carolina
North Carolina State
Ohio State
Pepperdine
USC
Stanford
Texas
Texas A&M
Virginia
Washington

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« Reply #1949 on: January 29, 2024, 08:24:32 PM »
The 16 teams that qualified this weekend for the upcoming ITA National Women’s Indoors in Seattle:

Auburn
Cal
Florida
Georgia
Michigan
North Carolina
North Carolina State
Ohio State
Pepperdine
USC
Stanford
Texas
Texas A&M
Virginia
Washington


Men’s National Indoor qualifiers for New York City:

Alabama
Arizona
Columbia
Duke
Harvard
Michigan
Ohio State
South Carolina
USC
Tennessee
Texas
Texas A&M
TCU
Virginia
Wake Forest