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05-24-2011, 09:51 AM
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Almagro out, very surprising.

Nadal with a break, up 2-1 in the 4th.

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05-24-2011, 09:54 AM
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Shucks Rafa just broke him. There are no TB's in the 5th set so Isner is about done. Too bad.

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Go Isner

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05-24-2011, 10:04 AM
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Isner is down a break which is bad news for him, as he's long odds to win in five sets. If he could pull it off, think how this would change the dynamic of the entire tournament, though. Federer, for one, would start thinking a little differently about his chances.

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Nadal up 3-1. He's turning on the clutch in the final sets.

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Oh well, was fun while it lasted.

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Nadal up 40-30

Valiant effort by the American but he will most likely fall short here

What a save

40-40

Advantage Isner

ISNER PULLS ONE OUT, IT'S 5-4

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05-24-2011, 11:00 AM
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What an effort by Nadal. One point away.

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Nadal wins.

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Too bad Isner couldn't pull that off, would've been amazing.

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damn. I hoped Isner would pull off the upset.

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Man, I wasn't rooting for Isner. I'd much rather the potential remained for a Rafa/Nole final.

For Nadal, though, this is the equivalent of a hockey team winning in two overtimes. Happy to win, but it takes some gas out of the tank for later on.


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05-25-2011, 07:48 AM
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Marino through to the 3rd round and Wozinak out.

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Djokovic/Del Potro set for 3rd round!

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Wozniacki and Zvonareva both look horrible early and their attacking game won't take them very far here if it doesn't get better. Stosur, Görges and Schiavone can all make the final from that half. Harder to predict the other half, complete crap shoot there but I favor Azarenka if she can stay healthy.

On the men's side I'm starting to look forward to Rafa-Robin and Ferrer-Federer quarters, I definitely see them happening. Big match on friday between Del Potro and Djokovic, I'll say Novak in 4 in that one.

In other stories, big shame on Berdych and Almagro for their really pathetic exits.

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05-26-2011, 06:13 AM
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Clijsters out in the second round!

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Djokovic/Del Potro set for 3rd round!
yeah that's gonna be pretty exciting

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Wow, apparently she had a match point at 5-2 in the second set and blew it, another at 5-4 that she blew, then lost 9 of the next 10 games to lose the match.

65 unforced errors and her opponent only hit 8 winners all match

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05-26-2011, 01:04 PM
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Davydenko drops to the 227nd ranked player in the world, playing in his first Roland Garros. His game has sure fallen off a cliff over the last year.

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Wow, apparently she had a match point at 5-2 in the second set and blew it, another at 5-4 that she blew, then lost 9 of the next 10 games to lose the match.

65 unforced errors and her opponent only hit 8 winners all match
A genuine shocker. Looks like I picked a bad day to skip. If the score is any indication, it looks like Nadal, though he didn't drop a set, had his hands full with Andujar, too. Winds of change are in the air in Paris.

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05-27-2011, 06:54 AM
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Marino out.

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Wozniacki in huge trouble against Hantuchova, down a set (1-6, no less) and a break, having hit zero winners in the opening set...make that two breaks, 3-0 in the second...4-0, Daniela has been known to fold but no signs of a letdown so far....Caroline finally starts to hit out as Hantuchova begins to tighten, 4-2....Caroline guts out a tough service game as Daniela mixes successful aggression during one point with unforced errors in the next, 4-3 now...and it is over, 6-3, Hantuchova pulls off a mammoth upset of the tournament's #1 seed. She looked ready to falter on occasion midway through the set, but she raised her game just when she needed to and Caroline, though more aggressive, had no answers.

She Who Must Bounce Or Die pulled out a tough three setter against Julia Goerges.


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Women's tennis is such a crap shoot.

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05-27-2011, 09:12 AM
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Women's tennis is such a crap shoot.
Isn't it, though. Especially on clay where holding serve is so problematic.

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Damn it.

Tsonga, playing brilliantly, found a way to do what he always does, let his opponent, in this case Wawrinka, back into the match. The fourth set is just starting, which means there is no way they will be able to complete, or maybe even start, Del Potro and Djokovic today as it is nearing 7:00 PM already in Paris.

I just thought of something: wouldn't it be wild if Schiavone could retain her title? She's now the third highest remaining seed behind Zvonareva and Azarenka. What were the odds a year ago of her winning consecutive French Opens? Must have been astronomical.

Whenever Del Potro and Djokovic does get underway, I wouldn't mind putting a couple of quid on Del P to break the streak. There is still some question about his match toughness, I guess, but in Portugal he did beat Soderling and Verdasco easily on clay on his way to winning the title.

Oh, now here's a big surprise , Wawrinka takes it to a fifth set. Broken three times in the set, Tsonga's fine play has evaporated....and Wawrinka wins in five. Tsonga needs a brain transplant.


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