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05-29-2012, 03:11 PM
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Gotta love that result. So many promising women in the field. Hopefully someone takes this that is a likeable person.

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05-29-2012, 03:14 PM
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When Serena loses, tennis wins!

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05-29-2012, 03:16 PM
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Hopefully she'll be joining Serena soon.
With Serena gone I don't see anyone beating her until the semis.
Anything can happen, obviously. But her draw is easy as hell. Almost all the seeds in her draw have looked average at best lately.
Maybe Kanepi.

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05-29-2012, 04:21 PM
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Hopefully she'll be joining Serena soon.
I just got done reading War and Peace and Maria would make a great Natasha. I hope she wins the tournament.

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05-30-2012, 05:43 AM
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Del Potro got up 2-0 on Roger-Vasselin. Didn't really have to do much - ERV couldn't stay in the rallies and made six or seven errors. Things reversed from there though: ERV won four straight games and it was Delpo making routine errors. Delpo then gets a bit more time to set up his shots in the seventh game and indeed now breaks back. On serve 3-4. Both hold giving up just one point. 4-5. Very good play from both. Vasselin starting to take advantage of Delpo's suspect movement - couple of drop shots and a drop volley. Holds at love; Delpo to serve to stay in the set. 5-6. Also holds easily. Tiebreak.

A bit of a bad one that. Delpo lost his first five points on serve; ERV four of his first five. 4-6 and Delpo hit an unreturned serve. Edouard with a second set point on his own serve: gets the big first and puts away a difficult overhead for the set.


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05-30-2012, 06:38 AM
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I still hate JMDP's stupid wrist injury.

Tennis would've been SO MUCH more unpredictable had he not tore up his hand, I honestly believe he would completely own Nadal every time they meet (as he did in that US) and would match up much better vs Feds and Djokovic compared to how he does against them now.

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05-30-2012, 06:45 AM
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I still hate JMDP's stupid wrist injury.

Tennis would've been SO MUCH more unpredictable had he not tore up his hand, I honestly believe he would completely own Nadal every time they meet (as he did in that US) and would match up much better vs Feds and Djokovic compared to how he does against them now.
But Uncle Toni said caro Rafa had bad abs in that match. Doesn't count!

No doubt Delpo isn't anywhere near as good as he was then. And with that, he goes down 0-40 at 3-3 and is broken on the third chance. 4-3 ERV but broken right back as in the first.

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05-30-2012, 07:04 AM
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Wozinak with an easy straight sets win. She gets Azarenka in the 3rd round.

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The Ken Rosewall look? ERV even looks a little like him. Juan Martin looked okay in that breaker.

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05-30-2012, 07:18 AM
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Delpo can still win this. ERV is clearly afraid to be ahead and played the second tiebreak just as horrendously as he played the first - lost all but one point on serve I believe. Delpo just played a little more constantly. Still, no way he's getting to the quarters like this.

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On the basis of the two tie-breakers, which is all I've seen, Cilic, who I used to think of as Juan Martin-lite, is involved in a much more entertaining slugfest with Ferrero. Cilic now up a set.

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05-30-2012, 07:33 AM
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Delpo can still win this. ERV is clearly afraid to be ahead and played the second tiebreak just as horrendously as he played the first - lost all but one point on serve I believe. Delpo just played a little more constantly. Still, no way he's getting to the quarters like this.
You're being a Nervous Nellie. He's not the first good player to lose an opening set to somebody. And he has time to round into form in a two week tournament. Relax.

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05-30-2012, 07:40 AM
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You're being a Nervous Nellie. He's not the first good player to lose an opening set to somebody. And he has time to round into form in a two week tournament. Relax.
No, he's injured. It's not just poor form. He called for the doctor in the second set. Against a halfway confident, halfway decent opponent he'd be losing right now.

The Ferrero-Cilic match is indeed more interesting. Cilic now up a break in the second... make that two breaks. Uh

Seppi lost the first set to Kukushkin.


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05-30-2012, 07:48 AM
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Vamos Juanqui!
What the hell? Marin's got an uncle you don't like, too?

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On the basis of the two tie-breakers, which is all I've seen, Cilic, who I used to think of as Juan Martin-lite, is involved in a much more entertaining slugfest with Ferrero. Cilic now up a set.
I think Cilic could still be great if he develops a killer instinct. He's too nice.

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05-30-2012, 07:53 AM
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What the hell? Marin's got an uncle you don't like, too?
No, but me and Juanqui's tio go way back.

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I think Cilic could still be great if he develops a killer instinct. He's too nice.
A reliable serve would be nice too.

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05-30-2012, 08:00 AM
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Cilic crushed Ferrero in the second set. Marin is really pounding away.

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I think Cilic could still be great if he develops a killer instinct. He's too nice.
Just the person I was looking for. What are your thoughts on Paire and Baker?

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05-30-2012, 08:07 AM
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Cilic breaks Ferrer to start the third too. Thought this match would be closer.

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Cilic continues his nice little run with a break in the first game of the third set.

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05-30-2012, 08:23 AM
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Excellent tiebreak from Ungur. Overcame the poor line call for Fed at 2-3 and came back from 4-6 down to win four straight points and the breaker.

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Adrian surprisingly knocks off Roger in the third set tie breaker. So the headline could be either:

"Ungur Strike at Roland Garros"

or

"Federer Ungur-Achieves against Lesser Opponent"

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Poor Ferrero, He played very good tennis and has absolutely nothing to show for it but grief. Big confidence builder for Cilic.

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Del Potro wins in four.

A little break in the action here. So let me take on Deficient Mode's assertion that clay is Del Potro's best surface. That's superficially true if only winning percentage on the surface is taken into account, though Del Potro is over .700% on everything. However if success in tournaments is taken into account, and I think that is the true gauge, then hard courts are easily Del Potro's best surface. He's been in 16 finals, 12 of them on hard courts. In terms of championships, he has eleven in total, seven on hard courts, four on clay. In reality, clay is his second best surface.

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Del Potro wins in four.

A little break in the action here. So let me take on Deficient Mode's assertion that clay is Del Potro's best surface. That's superficially true if only winning percentage on the surface is taken into account, though Del Potro is over .700% on everything. However if success in tournaments is taken into account, and I think that is the true gauge, then hard courts are easily Del Potro's best surface. He's been in 16 finals, 12 of them on hard courts. In terms of championships, he has eleven in total, seven on hard courts, four on clay. In reality, clay is his second best surface.
Hard court season is much longer though, and Delpo plays a lot more 250s and 500s on hard courts than on clay. I was talking about my expectations for him in 2012 and beyond, not his career so far. I'll admit he has done worse than I expected, but he got injured in Rome in the only true clay, big event he played this year. Making the semis in Madrid wasn't bad either.

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