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r/Tennis Discussion (Wednesday, June 23, 2021)

r/Tennis Discussion (Wednesday, June 23, 2021)

nashturre

Does anyone know if the Mallorca tournament is streaming on Amazon prime ?


Rather_Dashing

Nope


Real_Salvador_Dali

I don't think it is


ieatsushi

Anyone going to Laver Cup in Boston?


Slambodog

Got my tickets first thing this morning. Me and my mom are doing full session. Her sister lives in Boston


ieatsushi

How much were your tickets?


Slambodog

We got Balcony row 12, which was 325 per person. The higher rows in the balcony were 275.


aweap

No shame losing to a two-time Wimbledon champion but Li was exemplary in that second set, really made Kvitova work for it. Also grass suits her game a lot. She serves well, hits deep groundstrokes, comes to the net often, even hits the one odd drop shot to disrupt her opponents rhythm, just needs to become a little more consistent. Hoping she builds on this performance at Wimbledon.


smalliebigs69

couldn't watch the match today but Li has been an impressive prospect to watch this year


Frix211

Petra just decided it's getting too late for tennis under natural light and rightly put the match to rest.


Wtfwhy90

Petra is giving: "I'm definitely going to withdraw after this match"


Wtfwhy90

Ann li goes for a winner every shot.lol It's okay to just get the ball back occasionally and build up to the winner


GhostofTeholnbugg

Wow, just saw the scoreline for Kasatkina/Swiatek. Not shocked that Kasatkina won, but wtf happened those last two sets?


-Ketjow-

Iga looked gassed after yesterday and Kasatkina played flawless.


Slambodog

So when does Iga begin her lessons with Sir Andy?


fernandocg5

Is daria kasatkina not sponsored by Nike or she doesn’t like wearing the new clothes?


ExpressZebra

They cut her contract


monsieurartois

With that scoreline, if I hadn't seen the match I'd assume Swiatek played through a worsening injury. Kasatkina deserves credit for strong play -- has she ever won 11 of 12 consecutive games before? (Actually, has she ever held serve 6 times in a row before?)


gkmaster21

to be fair Swiatek was tanking the 2nd set after 0-3 but Daria was super impressive in the 3rd when Iga was trying again. Very confident tennis. She played like that in RG against Bencic. I don't know how she lost to Cirstea a round later. It would be nice to see Daria making her first SF in a slam in Wimbledon. Playing at this level I think it's possible.


Viks101

She did win 6-2 6-2 against Bencic in RG, She served very well but I am not sure if she held serve 6 times though.


Chosen1gup

She beat Kerber 0 and 2 during her IW run in 2018. She beat Halep 1 and 2 at 2017 Wuhan.


razorsharp3000

When was the last time Dasha had this kind of a scoreline against a top 10 player? Awesome! Also, I see she has made the neck scratch as a celebratory gesture now ahaha Can't wait for the Ostapenko rematch - Ostapenko was super salty when she lost the last time.


aweap

She beat Wozniacki in 2018, so quite a while ago...


neyiat

Rooting for Ann Li atm


thelastattemptsname

I thought watching Naomi when she has a bad day on court was brutal but Iga on her bad day is even worse.


thelastattemptsname

A Penko-Dasha match up - gonna be super interesting


nevthe

Interviewer: What do you like about playing on grass? Dasha: It's green


monsieurartois

On the downside, I'd guess slippery grass makes it harder to do her signature jumping backhand; did she get to try one today?


Viks101

She did make at least one in the 1st set but that wasn't a winner, it did set the point up for her.


Pistefka

Medvedev said something similar, he likes green too.


aweap

I came in rooting for Kvitova but now I've fallen for Ann Li! 🥰 How can you not the way she's painting the lines all around Kvitova?


neyiat

Swiatek fans were raving about her opening bakeries or something during RG, but look who's delivering the bread products today lol Congrats to Dasha, her serve is on when she's confident. Hope she can make a deep run in Wimby.


thelastattemptsname

Super impressive from Dasha. Iga's game somehow fell off a cliff after the first set but Dasha could have taken out anyone today. Ran for every single ball even when she had double break advantage. The quality of the groundstrokes gives hope for a deep run at Wimbledon. She is seeded and with a favorable draw could be a decent shot at QF atleast


_qazdr_

At least iga got her first win on grass


aweap

So only the top seed made it to the quarters in the women's event at Eastbourne...


Viks101

Finally another Top 10 victory for Dasha, she deserves it so much <3. She is such a joy to watch and this win will give her even more confidence!


hopez11

Happy to see Dasha playing so well Iga didn't look good today


Wtfwhy90

Poor thing looked so lost. That was painful to watch. Glad it's over. Oof


sprgsmnt

Dasha is finally integrating her arsenal of good shots. I'm happy for her.


Frix211

Dasha just played insane tennis. Such easy power. So self-assured, confident. Wow, I love that she's doing so well!!


NieThePiet

Probably Iga will go out in the first round of Wimbledon. Still needs to improve a lot on grass, surprisingly she won Wimledon as Junior.


Wtfwhy90

Swiatek looks miserable out there


Pistefka

I like Świątek, but I like Dasha more. This has just made me realise how little I care about the nationalities of tennis players (unless I don't know them at all, then I might cheer a Pole rather than a Russian - maybe). As a Brit I might feel obliged to "back the Brits" though.


Wtfwhy90

Kasatkina has such a beautiful game. Quite the artist on court


thelastattemptsname

Dasha said in a Russian interview that Nike hasn't extended her contract. Is it still the case?


Pistefka

Wonder which company will sign her up? Lacoste? Diadora? - it would be good if a brand with high profile male players but not women gave her a contract.


thelastattemptsname

Expecting a renewal with Nike or sign up with Adidas. And they hopefully sign before Wimbledon so she gets the bonus if she makes second week


Viks101

It seems like she still has a good relationship with Nike. Would be only natural for them to pick her up again.


Pistefka

Boring, but more money for Kasatkina.


sprgsmnt

they will bite their nails soon if she continues.


ExpressZebra

Ugh love Kasatkina so much. Would love for her to win a slam. Such entertaining game and lovely person.


cooldude1991

Who is this dodo commentator on TC pronouncing Swiatek as "Swinetek"?


monsieurartois

The IPA is "ɕfʲɔntɛk", so it's not exactly easy. If you try "shwyaw-tek" with a certain accent it can sound like that.


cooldude1991

Well, he is a commentator so pronouncing things correctly on-air is kinda important.


thythr

Brad Gilbert once said Richard Gasket.


Chosen1gup

Nicolas pereira


NYKnickerbocker2

Damn come on Iga


stateofgrace2

wow daria played so well in that last game, iga suddenly a lot more intense and she actually matched her


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aweap

It's ok. Things happen when they need to happen. Karatsev reaching grandslam semifinal, winning a title and even beating world no. 1 at 27, Krejcikova winning her 1st WTA title 2 weeks before winning RG at 25...and this is just this year, there are more stories from previous years. Important thing is to remain optimistic and keep working hard...that's what I see all these people doing all their lives in preparation for these life defining moments! ☺️


Ashru987

I feel like she has improved her serve and that’s really helping her rise up the rankings again.


aweap

Ann Li playing really well against Kvitova right now...a very competitive match up!


Wtfwhy90

Shit I totally forgot about bad hambourg


aweap

Hehe! Too many tournaments this week...🥵


Viks101

Iga has upped her level, Dasha keep playing your best please


GovernmentMule316

Kasatkina has won 7 games in a row


slayer_of_potatoes

You know who else won 7 games in a row today? Monfils.


Wtfwhy90

Make that 8


Ashru987

Make that 8


inkwisitive

Gauff/Ostapenko and Andreescu/Putintseva the doubles pairings I didn’t know I needed


Vqwertbnm

Go Bianca!


Artistic_Pepper

A taste of her own medicine


neyiat

Yess Kasatkina


NaifGs

well that was a surprising second set, dasha playing flawlessly.


Ashru987

She really is!!! I’m rooting for her.


Viks101

Iga looks a shadow of her self right now. She seems to be lacking energy.


Wtfwhy90

Iga about to eat a bagel


Ivonzski

Nom nom nom.... those carbs might give her some energy for the 3rd set?


stateofgrace2

iga's inconsistency on serve has been her downfall multiple times, as much as it pains me to say as a fan, i don't think she'll be a threat at wimby unless she somehow gets better there


zorski

I think that Iga is not considering herself a threat at wimby as well. she stated that it is going to be mostly a learning experience and her expectations are pretty low :D


Wtfwhy90

She was never a threat at wimby


stateofgrace2

ok


GovernmentMule316

Possibly the worst set I’ve seen Iga play


-Ketjow-

She's giving like 20%, trying to catch some rest before the 3rd. Her match yesterday took a big toll on her.


gkmaster21

Yeah she is showing zero energy. Not a good body language.


_qazdr_

I was about to comment this


Ashru987

Iga’s serve has just abandoned her.


slayer_of_potatoes

Kwon Soon-woo lost in the first round of qualifying at Eastbourne to Alastair Grey. Grey lost in the second round of qualifying to James Duckworth, before entering the draw as a lucky loser and losing in the first round to qualifier Ilya Ivashka. Duckworth lost in the first round to Max Purcell, a lucky loser who lost in the final qualifying round to Ilya Ivashka. In the quarterfinals, Purcell will play lucky loser Andreas Seppi, who lost in the final round of qualifying to Mikhail Kukushkin, who lost in the first round to Alexander Bublik. Meanwhile, Kwon has not only entered the draw as a lucky loser, but also received a bye into the second round, where he defeated Marton Fucsovics. Kwon will play Ivashka, who beat Grey, who beat Kwon, in the quarterfinals.


lostinmoss

I think I started accidentally reading the Wikipedia entry for Primer about halfway through trying to understand this


slayer_of_potatoes

Yeah, I wrote it and I'm not sure I follow it.


Chosen1gup

Kwon lost in first round qualies at Eastbourne to someone ranked 1133 but after winning one match as LL, Kwon is now in the QFs


jannar24

Korean tactical masterclass


Ashru987

Finally after five straight breaks of serve we have a hold!!!


miles11111

random question - is it possible to qualify for both the tour finals and the next gen finals?


slayer_of_potatoes

Yes. If that happens, the player will probably skip the next gen finals.


Ashru987

Yes, Zverev did so multiple times.


gkmaster21

Good battle between Kasatkina and Swiatek so far but I thought we would see more rallies with these 2 on court. They are playing short points.


Ashru987

Well this is a grass court, long rallies are not common.


Ashru987

Are we sure Eastbourne is a grass court? There are so many breaks in this Iga match.


stateofgrace2

they're just not serving that well im afraid lol


Neverslept2mins

Is Swiatek getting her groove on grass or was her first opponent Watson a better grass player than her current opponent Kasatkina?


-Ketjow-

It's also warmer today, the ball bounces more which suits her.


gkmaster21

Kasatkina is a better grass player than Watson. She made final in Birmingham a few days ago and also made QF in Wimbledon in the past.


Neverslept2mins

Ah okay cool. Thanks for telling me. Not really familiar with most WTA players yet.


Wtfwhy90

Iga is playing with a lot more confidence today. She looked very lost on grass yesterday, despite her win


neyiat

Great play from kerber


Puzzleheaded_Ad9691

anyone see similar forehand styles from kasatkina and swiatek, although swiatek does have more pace on the forehand


lostinmoss

Similar technique, completely different implementation


Chosen1gup

McDonald is 41 in the race rankings (2nd American) but is still ranked outside the top 100 and grinding through qualies


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Chosen1gup

To add on to the other comment he missed the second half of 2019 due to injury, so others have points from that period due to covid rankings, whereas he doesn’t.


lostinmoss

He started the year ranked 191, and most other players still have a lot of points left from the last year. This combined with the freeze makes it hard to move up.


GhostofTeholnbugg

The challenges of entering a season ranked 191.


neyiat

Finally mackie


squiremoore1

Dollar store Tsitsipas took out Monfils today at the Norseman 250.


Ashru987

If your referring to Lloyd Harris he did not play today.


fingerdumbed

Wtf McDonald? 5-0 to 5-4\*


aweap

12 breaks of serve entire match 🙄


neyiat

Mackie just couldn't close it out...


GhostofTeholnbugg

Kerber straight-up murdering Blinkova out there


kylkalkol

I'm really enjoying Djokovic in doubles!!


GhostofTeholnbugg

Djokovic's goals ranked: 1) Winning a second doubles tournament 2) Calendar Year Gold Slam 3) World peace 'n shit


tsp_207

Cure cancer too.


GhostofTeholnbugg

>'n shit ;)


cooldude1991

Wow Djoko casually enrolling in doubles and knocking out top seeds. Man is legend.


GhostofTeholnbugg

He knows he needs more grass court practice before Wimbledon, so he's making extra sure to not lose and have every match go the distance.


cooldude1991

Which is even more impressive


aweap

Good day at Wimbledon qualifiers for women...Kalinskaya, Konjuh, Burel, Osorio Serrano and Pironkova, all through! Hoping for the best for Astra Sharma.


GovernmentMule316

Demon looks so good and comfortable on the grass, with a nice draw at Wimbledon he might be able to go deep.


Ashru987

He needs a more powerful serve. I can’t see him making it far without that.


Much-Acadia367

any1 has a fucsovics stream?


Droitdutravail15

All day hyped about the Iga - Dasha match 🙃 someone else?


punchuinface55

Excited for Iga to lose fo sho.


neyiat

Same


Puzzleheaded_Ad9691

i’m excited


Wtfwhy90

I have a feeling vika will withdraw next match to focus on getting healthy for Wimbledon. She's had more than enough practice on grass


Puzzleheaded_Ad9691

she’s been having rough injuries all year


Ashru987

Isn’t it the same back injury that has been plaguing her?


GovernmentMule316

Lots of troll comments tonight lol the heck is going on


Vqwertbnm

Unsurprisingly, degenerate gambler u/blackwoe did well in the RG prediction tournament, getting 11th place. Congrats, well done.


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I admire the creativity behind your colourful titles of people, and I also accept the warm compliment. Thank you.


Vqwertbnm

You're welcome


TheAccountableOne

The laver cup sale is on - let's go! This might be the last time I could get to see Federer play live!


Chosen1gup

Gauffstapenko seems like an odd doubles pairing but it’s working


shyaminator96

Troicki retired after losing in Wimbledon qualies, wow! He had a great career


Wtfwhy90

Why do people call Riske a classic grass player? First time watching her and she doesn't look like she belongs on the court


NaifGs

Good thing the comment wasn’t based on this match.


aweap

She's a classic serve and volleyeur, who had deep penetrating groundstrokes and a solid first serve in her prime (now less consistent) before COVID, marriage and her break from tennis...


Wtfwhy90

Thank you


stateofgrace2

seems like one of these matches where sabalenka just looks unbeatable, these r getting more and more frequent


Ddmoo

Fery vs Ebden down to the deciding set and Fery just broke his serve, come on lad!


hopez11

Great win vika


Sophony

Marcel Granollers has such impeccable hands im so jealous


aweap

Man what a win! 3 hrs of absolute bliss! Good day to be called Victoria/Viktorija ☺️


neyiat

hoping for a Sabalenka loss today


Wtfwhy90

Oh god we have to listen to azarenka for at least another match. Disappointing


thelastattemptsname

Vika wasted 2 match points and saved 4 before finally getting it done after 3+ hours.


expropriated_valor

She was serving flat footed at one point though.


Sophony

Gomez-Herrera looks like he could be Fernando Verdasco's brother, they have the exact same body type!


vk2499

That's an outstanding win for vika


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gaia1702

Sounds like someone lost some money today ....


neyiat

Mackie's opponent is annoying (I don't want to comment on appearance but whatever)


Wtfwhy90

Azarenka somehow managed to come up with a more obnoxious grunt than her last one


cajun_kick_ass

Sabalenka has got this right? If/when she wins this, its gonna be at least a 2/3 today for the players I support between Rybakina's win and Coco's loss.


Chosen1gup

Riske is a rare grass court specialist so it will be difficult.


lostinmoss

Idk, Riske can be quite good on grass, and Sabalenka isn't exactly the most consistent


Wtfwhy90

Bianca just never got going today. Unfortunate


Vqwertbnm

Wimby


Wtfwhy90

I'll be shocked if she can win two matches there


Vqwertbnm

Wanna bet?


Wtfwhy90

I don't gamble


Vqwertbnm

So you're just talking hot air then


Wtfwhy90

Sounds like it is you who was talking out of your ass. Luckily for you, I don't gamble


Vqwertbnm

You are correct


Vqwertbnm

A bet with no money I win you change your flair to "I was wrong. Vqwertbnm was right." You win I change my flair to "I was wrong. Wtfwhy90 was right." If you don't accept this bet, then you're just talking hot air


thelastattemptsname

Vika and Cornet are going to keep this going forever


Wtfwhy90

What's going on with Kenin? Why isn't she in any of these tournaments?


Sweetcarolinelove

Is she still having personal problems? She removed her father as coach but I don't know who she's working with now.


Wtfwhy90

She had a new coach at RG


Kiwiii_nights

She had a decent result at RG without her dad


Bubbly-Ordinary-1097

Oh well


expropriated_valor

Cornet v. Azarenka: "Call an ambulance! ...but not for me! Seriously though, for me. Okay but really, not for me. Look, can we just share an ambulance?"


TeacupRebel

Perhaps a dip in Kontaveit's game? She was hitting all the lines from mid way through the first till now. If Andreescu can hold this may be interesting. Edit: Nvm


Bubbly-Ordinary-1097

C’mon Bibi..3 sets


stephenwynn

Wonder how much crying azarenka will do after this match


expropriated_valor

Somewhere between [0–8](http://imgur.com/a/PZ0cPTd.jpg) tears.


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starboys23

None. Lol.