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Discussion: 2021 French Open - Saturday, June 12, 2021

Discussion: 2021 French Open - Saturday, June 12, 2021

mrfatbush

Where is borna coric?


hannahjoy33

He had shoulder surgery in May. No idea when he's planning to be back on tour


gkmaster21

Both Osaka and Krejcikova saved match points to win slams this year. Naomi in R4 against Muguruza and Barbora in semifinal against Sakkari.


tom6195

Anyone still having PTSD over last night?


missL102781

Best kit of the tournament?? For me it was the Lacoste Medvedev and the men's double finalists were wearing. I dunno why, just think they looked really good.


WislaHD

Kenin and Fila


WinterSunshine22

Agree. Lacoste is the best. Classy and timeless and you get this elegant tennis player vibe. The worst for me was the pink-white Fila kit from Schwartzman or Opelka. Looked like a beach outfit and I felt like somewhere there was a surfboard missing.


Donden864

Anyone watched recently some extended unnoficial highlights from Djokovic VS Tsitsipas RG 2020 semifinal and could share the link? I can't seem to find a decent one


WinterSunshine22

Try this [https://my.mail.ru/mail/gyula/video/2010/26624.html](https://my.mail.ru/mail/gyula/video/2010/26624.html) Not the best quality though.


Donden864

Awesome, thank you.


Shideur-Hero

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OwTqdj20Xg


Donden864

I meant Novak-Tsitsi last year, not Novak-Rafa this year. But thanks anyway, I might watch that too


Shideur-Hero

Ha sorry I misread that !


ChertanianArmy

Every RG final except for boys singles/doubles featured at least one player from Russia or with a Russian parent: * Karatsev/Vesnina * Pavlyuchenkova * Bublik/Golubev * Andreeva (Girls Singles) * Siniakova (WD) * Tsitsipas They all lost. In girls doubles there were Russians from both sides so won't count. Will Siniakova and Tsitsipas lose tomorrow?


Perpete

Main takeaway, it's best to lose the doubles final as you get a trophy each when the winners get just one cup.


angrybirdman84

Bublik- Golubev finally left the stage for the Champions. They were enjoying the limelight for sure.


ChertanianArmy

Mahut is giving a presser right now.


Perpete

But what a wonderful one.


WinterSunshine22

I´m already looking forward to the rambling never-ending speech from Stefanos, win or lose.


lostinmoss

"Well, it all started when I was born..."


Perpete

"...several previous lives ago"


h00dman

A Wimbledon crowd would have laughed at those jokes...


Perpete

English proficiency isn't the best in France.


costnersaccent

Try speaking French as an Englishman and see what happens!


Perpete

As a Frenchman trying to speak English, I know all too well it's not easy to speak another language.


Common_Ganache_8582

Je parle 5 langues. En Asie, c'est le cas avec la plupart de la population.


rsparkles_bearimy_99

Golubev and Bublik is a mood hahaha


angrybirdman84

These Kazakh guys are funny!


rsparkles_bearimy_99

Oh my. The emotions. A pure beautiful moment for Mahut and Herbert. It's heartfelt! Love the moment of affection and respect. Happy tears. Behind them are French fans cheering for them. It's beautiful.


jbartlettcoys

Omg that impromptu acapella La Marseillaise 💙❤️ Personally I find these somewhat disorganised RG ceremonies so much more affecting than any of the other slams


coucoulesgens

Hahaha Bublik with "Putain" :D That's so Bublik


Lucia_met1a

I will never not love Bublik


-Ketjow-

La Marseillaise a cappella, Mahut in tears...


Chosen1gup

PHH is 30? Time flies


jbartlettcoys

I think part of what makes Herbert Mahut so magnetic is just how much they want it - they wear their emotions so rawly. The doubles game is full of singles guys rolling the dice and on some level trying to have fun - sometimes they check out emotionally, stop communicating etc...never these two. these guys WANT IT.


Perpete

Herbert/Mahut are now the fifth winningest pair with this fifth Grand Slam. (tied with 3 others pairs). Top European pairs with Eltingh-Haarhuis.


smalliebigs69

Congrats Herbert and Mahut! such a likable duo


pickedupapen

Finally some happiness for me during this tournament ✋😩I love this for them


Perpete

For as horrendous this Roland-Garros has been, France finishes with the titles in mens double, junior boy single (last four were French) and junior boy doubles.


Schlok453

Really happy for them. This tournament has thrown me for a loop so this result was very welcome.


h00dman

So what happened in that first set for Herbert and Mahut to fall a set behind and facing defeat late in the second? I was in the garden for much of it but they looked so much the better from what I saw.


Schlok453

It was error city for Herbert at the net and Golubev was playing extremely well.


Pisces_Mermaid

I can’t tell which choke was worse Cabal Farah in the semis or Golubev Bublik in the final


jbartlettcoys

🙂


SilentCaveat

Man this bottlejob <<< Should have won it in straights ffs


Viks101

Another Mahut-Herbert hug nice!


lostinmoss

Congrats to Herbert and Mahut! Love to see them do well


SilentCaveat

wait when did Mahut un-retire?


Dorvek

He retired from simples, not doubles


SilentCaveat

That makes sense


lostinmoss

He retired from singles kinda, but never retired in doubles. He still did play singles recently at the 2021 atp cup.


SilentCaveat

There was a farewell for him on this court with his son. Was that not for retirement?


lostinmoss

It was, for singles. However, he came back in the atp cup as a substitute due to injury, and seems to want to keep playing now.


Dark_Vengence

Going the fed route.


SilentCaveat

Ah, got it


slayer_of_potatoes

I don't remember him retiring?


ChertanianArmy

He retired from singles. In the ATP cup he was playing as a substitute because Monfils injured.


SilentCaveat

I swear I saw his farewell on this court once. He was on the court with his son crying


Perpete

He never has.


queenofhades

It’s better to enjoy a Bublik match without worrying about the result


-Ketjow-

Just like he himself does.


queenofhades

I should have done that from the start. I made the mistake of picturing Bublik as the first next gen GS champion lol


ChertanianArmy

Golubev's serve is better than Bublik's. At least from consistency PoV.


Schlok453

Ah shit it'll be Herbert serving for the match


ChertanianArmy

Even if they lose, then Bublik serves to remain. Mahut/Herbert W is NID at this point.


Schlok453

I'm not so sure


ChertanianArmy

So what choke is the chokest, Karatsev in mixed or Bublik now?


WinterSunshine22

Bublik´s. He was 2 points away from the trophy.


thelastattemptsname

This one. Aslan wasn't serving for the match so not really choked.


Grouchy_Square

Does anyone know of any kind of promo code for tennis TV? I feel like they do a sale around Christmas time but kinda wanted to re-up now before the grass season


HhhHhm

Gotta give Bublik props for the willingness to scramble.


WinterSunshine22

Feels like a typical Bublik match. Has all the chances, many BPs, manages to fuck this up.


ChertanianArmy

BP Herbert/Mahut, ace Bublik


pickedupapen

Herbert finally with a great serve game omf


queenofhades

Important hold for Golubev/Bublik


slayer_of_potatoes

Important game. A break of the Golubev serve could be decisive.


lsathrowaway18

Cilic has been playing really well recently. Props to him, and glad that his loss to Roger didn't bring him down.


ChertanianArmy

40-40, Bublik is bad at net now.


ChertanianArmy

0-30 on Golubev serve now. Momentum changed


SilentCaveat

What has Veljovic done to her face


ChertanianArmy

BublikGolubev 2 BPs


Pisces_Mermaid

Mahut Herbert should have lost in the semis, I can’t believe they’re actually going to come back twice to win. Ridic


LocalJewishBanker

Where are you guys watching the match? Tennis TV is only showing a replay of the women's match for me.


Dorvek

http://live.jokerswidget.org/streamvideo13/bublik-agolubev-a-vs-herbert-pmahut-n-live-stream-5487474.html


queenofhades

Peacock


LocalJewishBanker

Thanks


jbartlettcoys

Bublik has been tagged 3 times since he hit Mahut - ironically Bublik did apologise but the Frenchmen haven't apologised once


WinterSunshine22

Noticed that too.


Artistic_Pepper

Went away at 5-4 and them serving for the match. How did they lose their service?


ChertanianArmy

because it was Bublik who served for it lol


queenofhades

Yep. They would have won if Golubev was serving


jbartlettcoys

Bublik


SilentCaveat

But it was Golubev who netted two volleys


coucoulesgens

Wow that first point of the third set haha, crazy reflex


ChertanianArmy

GOAT doubles tennis from the BubGol.


idontknowboutdat

Bublik constantly going for the net person is too high risk and is not paying off now


jbartlettcoys

Grinning ear to ear. These two are fucking mustard. I like Bublik and will feel for him if they lose but there's something magnetic about the Herbert/Mahut partnership


pickedupapen

This tiebreak has been excellent


jbartlettcoys

Fair play PHH. Played like shit all day but came through there.


Omegatron64

Oof, life comes at you fast.


slayer_of_potatoes

Herbert/Mahut would be favourites in a third set, right?


Omegatron64

Yup, momentum firmly changed.


jbartlettcoys

No doubt. Bublik and Golubev look shellshocked


ChertanianArmy

That service game was maybe the explanation why Bublik has 0 titles in singles and doubles.


hopez11

How did Golubev bottle so many volleys in that game


queenofhades

Golubev is really solid. Bublik is having a lot of fun


HhhHhm

Now this is getting exciting :D


neyiat

Bublik is insufferable and rude, I will make sure I root against him in the future.


jbartlettcoys

Is he really rude though? He's definitely a bit of a cocky c*nt but I feel it's usually all in good fun


thelastattemptsname

That's the best description of Bublik I have seen


jbartlettcoys

Come ooooon Mahbert, take this to 3. I have nothing else to do.


coucoulesgens

Haha wtf Bublik, you just had to throw 4 aces


queenofhades

And they’re broken


HhhHhm

What a brain fart.


ChertanianArmy

Bublik DF on BP, as always. Underarm time? Not found.


slayer_of_potatoes

Lol what the fuck is Bublik doing


-Ketjow-

Bublik on his knees while Golubev smashes xDDD E: [foto](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3svAc0XMAMn0ib?format=jpg&name=large)


coucoulesgens

Bublik is actually pretty skilled at doubles! Now serving for the championship


ChertanianArmy

Bublik/Golubev serve for the title!


idontknowboutdat

Bublik to serve for the title!


queenofhades

Wow. Bublik-Golubev to serve for the championship


jbartlettcoys

Herbert continues to shit the bed


ChertanianArmy

BTW, the best "native Kazakh" male tennis player is Grigorii Lomakin #794, and even he is a Russian by ethnicity. The best true Kazakh Dostanbek Tashbulatov is #897. They are importing Russian players and it works.


Viks101

In WTA is the best "native Kazakh", Zarina Diyas?


ChertanianArmy

Yep.


deucemckenzie

This isn't high quality doubles, but it sure is entertaining doubles.


Perpete

Watching Bublik playing the RG double final makes me think.. Have we examples of underhand serves in doubles ?


lostinmoss

Id assume no, because bringing your opponent in to the net isn't a great idea in doubles


ChertanianArmy

No, because there is a player at the net.


slayer_of_potatoes

Does that matter? I thought that only the player being served to can return it.


ChertanianArmy

Well I don't remember the rules exactly, then maybe it makes sense


ChertanianArmy

Bublik / Golubev and Herbert/Mahut exchange breaks


jbartlettcoys

Herbert needs to wake up. Mahut is playing brilliantly and his partner is letting him down atm


jbartlettcoys

Right on cue!


GhostofTeholnbugg

We are one set away from Bublik, grand slam champion


ChertanianArmy

What a touch by Bublik..


jbartlettcoys

Any french speakers able to explain what that Mahut-Bublik spat was about?


deucemckenzie

Bublik was upset that he wasn't ready and slowed him down.


jbartlettcoys

Thanks. Seems like the match upped in intensity from that moment


deucemckenzie

This dubs match is a riot. I'm so glad I did the Peacock trial for this.


robotwithbrain

doubles stream pls


ChertanianArmy

Set Bublik/Golubev. Best of 3, so they're one set away from a GS.


ChertanianArmy

2 SP Bublik/Golubev


HhhHhm

Cheeky tweener :)


westwo0d

any link for the doubles final? sportsbay not working for me


Dorvek

http://live.jokerswidget.org/streamvideo13/bublik-agolubev-a-vs-herbert-pmahut-n-live-stream-5487474.html


ChertanianArmy

Look up one of the links for the women final


eng_mj_517-1

Interesting question to y’all: what do you think of a Sampras-Nadal match up I can’t see Nadal winning anywhere except on clay. Considering how far he was ahead of the competition when he retired at a relatively young age, people often discount Sampras’ greatness.


GhostofTeholnbugg

It depends on so many things - their ages in the match-up, 1990s grass or 2010s grass, fast or slow hard, how high bouncing, etc. etc.


ChertanianArmy

Bublik fails to serve for the set but Golubev will have a try next time. 3-5


ChertanianArmy

Is it a coincidence that in each GS doubles final there is a top but predominantly singles player (Swiatek, Karatsev, Bublik?)


GhostofTeholnbugg

No, it is the giant spaghetti monster's will


slayer_of_potatoes

Yup


queenofhades

Bublik-Golubev are playing really well vs the veterans. Up 2 breaks


kidoido

Bublik is gonna win a Grand Slam today XD LETS GO


ChertanianArmy

Alexander Bublik will serve for the first set in the Grand Slam Final.


ChertanianArmy

I see you won't have a match thread for Bublik/Golubev vs Herbert/Mahut, lol...


deucemckenzie

Mahut probably isn't going to be on tour much longer and I'm going to miss him when he isn't around. He is one of those players that just seems to produce interesting moments.


sprgsmnt

bublik's thsirt is so damn ugly


bekkahthecactus18

My commentator says that Bublik looks like he’s still in his pyjamas 🤣


gothikpink

😂😂😂


jozkus

Lopez and Sinner pairing up for Queens doubles 👀 Sounds cool to me, Jannik can learn a lot from Feli’s experience, especially on grass


slayer_of_potatoes

Amusingly named British wildcard Ryan Peniston is currently a set all against world number 158 Marc-Andrea Huesler in the qualies of Queen's club. If he wins, it will be the highest ranked player he's ever beaten in a completed match (won by retirement vs number 88 Tomic in 2019).


shravslibra20

When is the men’s doubles starting guys?


eng_mj_517-1

I was slaughtered for saying this on this thread yesterday that Nadal’s will to fight on his weakest surface is nowhere near Djokovic’s will to fight on his weakest surface Today morning , we are waking up to headlines of Nadal wanting to skip the grass season. Go figure.


jozkus

ATP Halle Singles 1st round: Khachanov - Rublev FAA - Hurkacz ATP Halle doubles 1st round: Khachanov / Rublev - FAA / Hurkacz


Lazinsk1

Illuminati confirmed


FlyReasonable6560

oof FAA vs Cilic for the stuttgart title, heart says FAA mind says 0-8 record in finals


ottawamark

Does anyone know what Krejcikova wrote in Czech on the camera after her big win?


Boneser

Translated: Czechia you are the best support


verismonopoly

I forgot the Serena won both Singles and Doubles in 2016 Wimbledon. What an amazing feat! I hope Krejcikova achieves the same tomorrow.


Omegatron64

Looking at this Queens draw, there's strong potential for chaos haha. Who's your pick to win? Lopez gonna fuck around and win a 3rd title? Berrettini in theory stands above these guys, but if not then Karatsev? Haven't even seen him play grass lol. I'd pick Opelka but he gets consistently beaten by De Minaur (granted not in great form), Lopez seems unlikely to get past Shapo, and Shapo seems too haphazard vs Sinner/Karatsev/Bublik. For Halle, I like Agut's chances. He's got those SF points to defend at Wimbledon, so this is good practice - he can beat most of the folks in his half (Zverev TBD).


slayer_of_potatoes

The reason you haven't seen Karatsev play grass is because he's only played 5 grass court matches in his career, losing 4 of them. Wimbledon 2014 qualies, lost first round Stuttgart 2015 qualies, lost first round Ilkley challenger 2015, lost first round Wimbledon 2015 qualies, won first round 9-7 in the third, lost second round


tube32

Who was the lady singing


WislaHD

France's Eurovision contestant this year She nearly won Eurovision, came third. I liked her song, though dunno if the sound really travels well in Philip Chartier


45200

Came in second place*


WislaHD

Right thanks


swearin_al

What was the French song that lady performed?


pickedupapen

Voila it’s the French Eurovision song from this year


swearin_al

merci


TimeTurnedAndLoosed

How entertaining is the men’s doubles final projected to be?


WislaHD

Very, watch the semifinals highlights on YouTube if you want to get invested and hyped


TimeTurnedAndLoosed

Thanks!


WislaHD

Krejcikova has such a great backstory, I am sad for Pavlyuchenkova but I am so happy to see her achieve this great feat


thatcollegeguy21

I just watched that match point 6 times and that ball was clearly in. Pavyluchenkova got robbed there.


vngbusa

What does Hawkeye say


thatcollegeguy21

They didn't show a Hawkeye replay but that ball was quite obviously in.


SnobbyCoder6

They showed Hawkeye on eurosport and it was out


Morphix007

I am hoping we get another two years out of Roger, and at least Five more years of Nadal and Novak, We just lived the most amazing 20 years of tennis in history, I would be up for purchasing Complete boxset, In my dreams it would be something like this: (New media could come, 4k/Blu Ray DVD...) *20 of The best Matches of The big 3, Including Winning Speeches. *5 Other great matches of all time, that may be before the year 2006 or higher quality video *This product would be created after the year 2025, a separate documentary and cinematic film of all the rivalries. *All 3 players sitting together with some banter and description of the match about to be shown, *Matches with the most relevant commentary.. Hopefully this can happen! The rights would be a bit of a nightmare though.... I would pay $150 for the Boxset, would you? What would it include?


scouting4food

Apparently Rafa limped towards his car when leaving this morning? Not looking good for Wimbledon...


thcm123

Source?


scouting4food

https://twitter.com/underarm_ace/status/1403693442979581952?s=19 Bit of a 'trust me bro' source, I know 😂 but apparently they showed a short clip on Eurosport