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r/Tennis Discussion (Friday, June 18, 2021)

r/Tennis Discussion (Friday, June 18, 2021)

FlyReasonable6560

Is it just me or has Shapo been getting screwed lately with having to play two matches a day in recent tournaments?


Mingy_Jongo_

Yeah he's had to play two matches a day in his 3 latest tournaments (Geneva, Stuttgart, Queens)


nachtigalz

It’s also because he’s a popular player and so they usually schedule him last.


lostinmoss

I mean its happened in 2/12 of his tournaments this year, which is more than average but still not a lot


ocelot577

Anyone know if I’ll get the centre court matches if I get espn+ for Wimbledon?


Chosen1gup

In past years, no.


colby983

Lol top 3 seeds in Mallorca are all wildcards


0-40

I thought Djokovic was playing! Good on him to show up just for an exhibition match.


Cyberglace7

He's playing doubles also


jarzyniowski

Felix lost 8 finals in a row cause he wanted to get this amazing Halle trophy as his first win. You heard it here first.


curtdawg01

Beating Fed could be a huge mental boost for him. His problems seem to be 99% mental, so maybe riding that confidence could really elevate his game.


nachtigalz

Man I sure hope so. He’s such a good guy and his mental woes have really let him down.


Cyberglace7

Djokovic in the inauguration ceremony of the Mallorca grass tournament. You cannot make this shit up lol


foodkidmaadcity

Me eavesdropping on Uncle Toni and Novak 👂👂


riquelm

And...?


Cyberglace7

Hahaha same.


vk2499

Ayy nice win for vika


Frix211

This Mallorca showmatch is genuinely good entertainment! [https://www.mallorca-championships.com/en/livestream](https://www.mallorca-championships.com/en/livestream) Djoko+Goran vs. Haas+Deliziano


nab432

Too bad it’s not Goran and looks like it’s Novak’s brother Marko playing with him. I would be a little disappointed if I was a fan at not getting to see Goran as well.


Frix211

You must not have been watching from the start. Marko subbed in at about half the set.


foodkidmaadcity

Goran played singles with Haas and doubles with Novak up to like 2-2 but he injured his shoulder, apparently


WinterSunshine22

He said his injury is getting old. :D


queenofhades

It’s funny and sad that Novak is playing in Mallorca and Rafa isn’t


Elarbolrojo

NORRIE PEAKING#PEAKNORRIE


readyoneup

I missed it, why is the Shapovalov match suspended and is it resuming later?


Dafuqyoutalkingabout

Rain rain and more rain


jeffwingersballs

Tomorrow.


HCSharpe

Is the winner going to have to play 2 games in one day? Final has to be Sunday


jeffwingersballs

Most likely.


FreeKatKL

Who is this brunette with the gold earrings the camera keeps showing super close-up in slowmo at BETT1? Is there a reason for it, like is she a celebrity or something?


blackbeltgirl2002

That’s how the cameraman shoots his shot🏀


FreeKatKL

Dear cameraperson: She will never notice you.


nab432

I wish there was more variation in the women’s game. Too much bam bam tennis. Of course this doesn’t apply to every player but could be used to describe a lot of players. It makes it boring to watch sometimes.


Frix211

Well Aza's boom boom is just meeting Pegula's epic defense and, well, it will likely end up on the losing side.


Frix211

Pegula is making Aza completely miserable and it shows, little by little, she loses her paitence with Pegula's meticulous defensive play.


TheToyHero

Fantastic win for Norrie, what a year he continues to have. Also a great run from Draper. Cant wait to see more of him at Wimbledon


lostinmoss

GSM Norrie. Glad to see his good run of form continue, really works for it


FreeKatKL

Aye, Vika. I hope she can take the 3rd.


wildfaces

[https://www.mallorca-championships.com/es/livestream](https://www.mallorca-championships.com/es/livestream) anyone watching the Mallorca exhibition? Novak and Lopez are meant to play later i think


Cyberglace7

They have started now


Omegatron64

Just realized Nadal's withdrawal not only potentially gives Cilic a spot as a seed, but also bumps Berrettini up to the 8th seed. Helpful to avoid a nasty 4R against Djokovic!


Dafuqyoutalkingabout

https://live-tennis.eu/en/atp-schedule Cilic would need one more player to pull out although Norrie getting to the final at Queens would scupper that.


Dafuqyoutalkingabout

8th seed wouldn’t face the number one seed in the 4th round, be QF at the earliest… I mean if you’re talking about Berrettini not Cilic


Chosen1gup

That was his point. If Nadal didn’t withdraw Berretini would be 9th seed


Dafuqyoutalkingabout

I get it now 👍


Wheninspringfield

Exactly lol


Pisces_Mermaid

This suspension could help Denis. His serve looked wild today but at the same time it’ll give Frances a chance to reset tomorrow. Shapo will have to play two matches again like in Geneva if he wins this match. Doesn’t bode well for chances at the final


Cody667

If he can beat Tiafoe in the 2nd set then beat Norrie/Draper in straights then it won't matter.


Soco_Amaretto_Lime

Is there a chance they resume play on Centre Court after Norrie/Draper?


hundraett

Well its grass. As long as his serve is on and he is mentally tuned in, it wont be half as grueling as playing three clay matches in two days.


razorsharp3000

Wasn't Vika up 4-2 in the second set? Whoops


Ashru987

Why was the Shapo match suspended?


Rather_Dashing

I think it was because it was getting a bit damp? Wasn't raining yet but misty. Starting raining as soon as the Norrie match finished anyway.


shyaminator96

it's weird bc the norrie match is still going on


Sparlingo2

Canadian's don't seem too troubled today by minor tennis countries.


Slambodog

Isn't sunset in two hours in London? Why are they stopping?


Omegatron64

Does Queen's club have a curfew? I forget.


Rather_Dashing

Not sure,bit it doesn't have lights, so that will becpme a problem sooner


Cody667

Silly that they start the matches so late in the day.


lostinmoss

It was raining all morning there


CommonCanadian

Shapovalov with 6 DFs in his first 4 service games but wins the first set 6-3 lol


Dvnro

Tiafoe really hasn’t played bad, just couldn’t win the crucial points and he has to somehow improve his ability to return big serves


Omegatron64

Cam Norrie capping off his stellar season by winning on home turf at ~~Wimbledon~~ Queen's Club would be quite something.


Morgothor

Why does tiafoe walk as if he has a 50lbs boulder on his back, but then runs like an agile little goat?


GhostofTeholnbugg

Gotta conserve energy


Pretend-Will1232

The DelPo strategy


Salmabutnotsalma

So I was trying to remember where did I hear draper's name before then I realized he was the Wimbledon boys runner-up in 2018 and I remembered who won the girls title that year, our very own Iga Swiatek! Another interesting think is that Krejcikova/Siniakova won doubles that year, maybe it's time for a Swiatek-Krej semi in Wimbledon?


colby983

Let’s go Big Foe


ruskuval

Norrie finally growing into his game a bit. Such a tricky player and in such amazing shape...he was just making too many UEs and DFs for a counter puncher before.


TheToyHero

His ability to chase down a ball is ridiculous. No wonder him and De Minaur are playing doubles together


ruskuval

I saw him practicing at TCU a couple of years ago. It was 100 degrees and everyone was dripping with sweat just trying to survive. Norrie was running lines on the court in between drills. He even had a vest on (which now I think was a body monitor but still must've added some heat). He's an absolute beast.


lilerswhat

I don't know why, but Draper reminds me of Roddick


Pretend-Will1232

Halle predictions: FAA over Humbie in two; Rublev over Basil-ash-vili in straights; Rublev over FAA in three, 6-2 in the decider.


Omegatron64

You think FAA will win his first set in a final? Bold.


Pretend-Will1232

Yes. The first set specifically. But then he’ll start thinking about how close he is to lifting that first trophy and the nerves will set in. 4-6 in the second set. Gets it to 2-2 in the third but gets broken and then it’s lights out, 2-6.


Salmabutnotsalma

Only to lose the 3rd set. PAIN


Artistic_Pepper

Missed this day. Is Felix coming in hot to lose the final?


Pretend-Will1232

As I said earlier, FAA has been cleared for takeoff!


green_griffon

You gotta be in it to lose it!


HeilPingu

draper throwing UEs out atm


Omegatron64

Alex Killmonger De Minaur lifting Cilic: *"Is this your* *~~king~~* *top Wimbledon contender?"*


Comb-the-desert

Happy for De Minaur to get the win over Cilic, that 5 set loss to him at the US Open where he almost came back from 2 sets down was really his coming out party in my opinion so it's good to see him able to get a bit of revenge in their 2nd meeting. Will be interesting to see how both do at Wimbledon, I could see either or both making 2nd week with the right draw.


[deleted]

Fuck yes Alex! Boom! Now let's go Draper!


HeilPingu

gg adm


lostinmoss

De Minaur holding on by the skin of his teeth, but thats all he needs right now. On a completely unrelated note, I wish there were like tennis trading cards, like baseball cards. Thatd be cool.


blackbeltgirl2002

Azarenka or Pegula- who do you guys have??


Mysonking

Azarenka no


vartholomew-jo

I miss clay, grass is too fast for me to watch


Ashru987

Definitely do not miss clay waaay waaaay too slow.


hopez11

Okay meddy


jeffwingersballs

I like both. The tour should test different skills.


vartholomew-jo

All I can think is fast food, quick sex, pop songs, movie trailers, juvenile literature, Flash (and not Batman), comic stripes, snacks and serve and volleys


BennyUK7

The duality of man!


queenofhades

You could clearly hear the introduction for Norrie-Draper at the Cilic match. Must be annoying for the players


Omegatron64

Aight Vika it's time for revenge!


thelastattemptsname

Three really good tennis matches in Berlin today. The fourth one looks promising on paper and hopefully we get another deciding set tiebreak


shyaminator96

Where is the Cilic match streaming?


thelastattemptsname

TC Plus 4


shyaminator96

Thanks I got it!


lostinmoss

live-tennis.stream has it


kriegguerra

Today the three matches in Berlin had third set tie breaks lol here hoping for it once again


Comb-the-desert

De Minaur seems like he must be just suffocating to play against when he's on his game and defending well.


shyaminator96

Another disappointing loss for Madison sigh


thelastattemptsname

Keys absolutely sucking in the deciding tie break. Credit to Samsonova serving bombs at crucial moments


lilerswhat

Samsonova wins, FIT in shambles


studiousmaximus

berrettini looking absolutely imperious on grass so far. he’s a real contender for wimbledon.


Omegatron64

He looks solid, though I'm still not sure if I would put him above a Tsitsipas/Zverev


HeilPingu

idk if you saw zverev in halle but he was not great


[deleted]

Will be very happy if Alex can hold on and win here. I have Draper to win this match up against Norrie. Should be good fun.


Omegatron64

GSM Berrettini! Well done closing it out in straights, though Evans really vanished at a bad time to get broken to love, couldn't get it back when Matteo was serving for the set.


[deleted]

Cilic can’t get a first serve in at all. I’m on ADM to win but that’s very strange.


Omegatron64

He probably remembered his odds for Wimbledon skyrocketed over the course of a week and felt the pressure.


vngbusa

Cilic back to 2019-20 mode with 4 random UE in a game to hand the break to Demon.


sertyawert

Ok berrettini finish this up I wanna watch shapo


hannahjoy33

Evans/Matteo just had the most aggressive slice-off I've ever seen. Like 7 nasty slices in a row


superdankm8

Jesus these grass slices...I've never played on grass, maybe one day


[deleted]

were can i get info on ao international tennis? bought it cause it was the cheaper option but i cant really find any articles explaining the whole "download events for your career" other than user posts in steam or other forums or the career mode in general. if this isnt the place to ask forgive me and ill delete this quick, but every tennis game sub is dead so i was kind of hoping to find some guys playing that game (or that played it before) here.


Dafuqyoutalkingabout

Maybe create a post on the sub rather than a comment here


[deleted]

Ah, most subs dont allow such posts. Whill try, thanks!


Dafuqyoutalkingabout

Anything goes here. The mods are all dead


[deleted]

In a 600k sub? Wat?


Dafuqyoutalkingabout

Joking they just don’t monitor what’s posted


[deleted]

huh, so they just leave to the community to review what they want posted? thats actually cool.


[deleted]

On the TennisTV stream, watching the Cillic vs De Minaur match (Go ADM), there's an LED board in the background with Nick Kygrios on it. Is he a former winner here or something? Because he ain't playing here.


lostinmoss

Promo material made before Kyrgios withdrew


[deleted]

Unreal. Cheers!


neyiat

Albert Ramos is daddy material


Dafuqyoutalkingabout

He is one already, think his kid is a year now.


hannahjoy33

Ma'am...


Omegatron64

Berrettini needs to win this in two, else his stamina lets him down.


lilerswhat

Damn, these netcords are up for a cig or a cuppa tea


[deleted]

Alex De Minaur is going to win this in 3.


Efendiskander

Humbert is now the first French player at the ATP race (44th) ahead of Chardy (46th), Rinderknech (55th), Bonzi (58th) and Moutet (78th)


theo7777

I wouldn't write off Chardy in Wimbledon. He is bad on clay but he still had a solid season in hard court. He also got unlucky with the draw in both AO and RG.


Efendiskander

He got both times one of the future finalists in AO and RG, clearly unlucky. He also drew Rublev in the first round of the last US Open. He lost his first two matches on grass (Hanfmann at Stuttgart, Bublik in the Queen's) though, not the best preparation.


HeilPingu

he was supposed to play mallorca but withdrew, idk if he's injured or something


theo7777

Evans is fun on grass


Salmabutnotsalma

Expecting a 3 setter with a last set tiebreak tomorrow in FAA-Ugo, with Felix choking in the tiebreak ofc


0-40

For the record, they played exactly a week ago in Stuttgart and Félix won both sets by tiebreaks. Score was 7-6 (7-5), 7-6(10-8)


Salmabutnotsalma

Yeah but both are playing better than they did at Stuttgart, last week they were still in transition phase now they fully got used to the surface this match should be better, plus I read that the grass in Halle is faster than the one used in Stuttgart


0-40

I am not saying this is going to be easy for Félix. I am pointing out that Felix' tiebreak record has been 3-1 in the last two weeks, including two against Humbert. So "not choking", and certainly "not choking ofc". (That being said, he has had a poor beginning of the season. He is now 15 in the race, so hopefully good things will come.) Trivia : Basilashvili is 16th in the race. That surprised me.


Salmabutnotsalma

I love Felix lol I was just saying that because it's better to choke tomorrow than choke in another final it's becoming painful to watch. Surprised about Basilashvili, checked for other surprises and found that Cam Norrie is 13th!! I know he's having a good season but this surprised me, both Norrie and Diego above Felix isn't a good sign he really needs to step up


0-40

I know it’s painful to watch, but I think that he has more and more tools in his box to deal with it. This week win against Federer is a great moment he can go when he feels the pressure. I am glad he lost the first set in this match although he had more opportunities than Federer to break. It shows he can come back from behind even against great players.


Salmabutnotsalma

He has the biggest range among nextgen players that's why everyone is disappointed in him when he loses. Hopefully he can make it to Turin or at least grab a year-end top 10 finish


neeltennis93

Damn. Korda still has a lot to be proud of


Omegatron64

Wp Humbert, did well to hold off Korda at 3-3 in the deciding set. Hope Humbert-Felix is fun!


lostinmoss

Yay Humbert! Bit tense at times, but stuck with his shots and made it through


GhostofTeholnbugg

Damn. Congrats Humbert!


HeilPingu

ayee well done humbert


GhostofTeholnbugg

Let's go Korda


Leotabbycat

Ugo clutch serving!


theo7777

Damn, Humbert vs Korda, Evans vs Berrettini and ADM vs Cilic at the same time. I'm watching Humbert vs Korda because it's in the deciding set.


Omegatron64

Damn, for most of the first set it was Evans hanging in there just keeping pace with Berrettini, then in the tiebreak it flipped and Berrettini came out on top! Andiamo!


theo7777

Korda looks older than Humbert


jeffwingersballs

Korda looks older than Djokovic.


GhostofTeholnbugg

Korda looks like an elderly woman in a young man's body


neeltennis93

I kinda see that.


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lostinmoss

What I'm learning is that Korda could play Humbert's high school bully in a movie


jeffwingersballs

I'm not seeing the bully thing, but if I were I'd what him to lose to FAA in a very close final where Korda is bullying FAA about his final record.


Timp41

Evans plays very intelligently, high tennis IQ


Newfoundland1

Is it true that korda looks like s high school bully?


neeltennis93

High school bullies can look like anyone. So yes. But you could also say the same for skinner, djokovic, Tiafoe, fucking anyone.


GhostofTeholnbugg

wut


neeltennis93

Korda seems really emotional when he shouldn’t be. He’s keeping pace with Umbert. He didn’t show much emotion in previous games


hungry4danish

Ugo giving us a wet t-shirt show. Never seen nips so clearly. Must be a garbage fabric from Wilson.


hannahjoy33

It looks like that one t-shirt my bf has had for 10+ years but inexplicably refuses to throw away


GhostofTeholnbugg

He wants you to see his nipples


rogerthatkn

Is Fed taking a wildcard to any of the tourneys?


jeffwingersballs

He doesn't need a wildcard.


Ashru987

He would need a WC now because he didn’t enter on time. But regardless he said he’s going back to Switzerland.


Signal_Ganache_9046

Basilashvili playing good in Germany as per usual


Kjaerfps

Berrettini backhand on par with Paire forehand? Or am I being too harsh lol


hannahjoy33

Wilson had an amazing kit for Ugo during clay season, but now they just gave him a stretched out, faded hospital sheet for a shirt and called it a day


jannar24

Cilic ripping his forehand and he gets the break, he's a completely different player on grass this year


Leotabbycat

How's Alex playing? I can't watch cuz watching Humbert Korda.


_dawn_chorus

Question in general and in the particular... Do you usually pay to watch challengers? I want to watch the finals of porto challenger? Do yall think it will have attendance? Thanks xoxo


nab432

I like korda’s composure. He just stuck with it that second set despite many missed opportunities. A lot of other players would’ve gone away.


neeltennis93

Such maturity for a young player. Really impressive of


neyiat

Korda looks like a high school bully, so I'll root against him


FlyReasonable6560

lol someone else had this same take and I don't see it, if anything his face looks older than his body


GhostofTeholnbugg

I don't see it at all


messychica

To me he looks like a humanoid handsome alien. His hair looks like little antennae.


hannahjoy33

He reminds me of the dude with rich parents who came to school with his surfboard on his jeep, side-hugged everyone, and was very chill. But I don't think my high school really had bullies (oh god, does that mean it was me????) so I don't know the type outside of movies


neeltennis93

I don’t see it


hopez11

I don't see it tbh


Pretend-Will1232

Same here. He looks like the villain from an ‘80s teen movie


Darius0995

Tough bounce for Humbert to deal with on his forehand. Well done Korda! Back in it!


neeltennis93

I’ve never seen a set with so many breakpoints and deuces but no actual breaks


mattrts

Korda's match yesterday against Kei


speaky_creatures

let’s go korda!!!! what a close set


hopez11

Freaking finally sebi


Timp41

Matteo really needs to convert break points, it’s frustrating to watch…


JokerGotham_Deserves

Some of those points were absolutely phenomenal from Evans, it wasn't _entirely_ Berrettini's fault.


Leotabbycat

Looks like its heading to a tie break in the 2nd set of Humbert Korda.


FernandoLlorente

Hey guys, I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about getting tickets to LTA events (like birmingham for example). On LTA they're all sold out was wondering if you can get resellers like other sports?


hungry4danish

Random thought...what do we think players do with their old outfits. Donate them to local charity shops? I mean they get like 10 sets of the season's design and then in a few months a full new kit from their sponsor. They must be swimming in workout clothes.


Droitdutravail15

Well in that lengthy interview Kasatkina gave to Sofya Tartakova it seems like she keeps all the clothes - and re-uses them since she lost nike as a sponsor. So I guess it really depends on wether you have a sponsor or not