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caramba
19 Feb 17 22:12
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Juan Martin Del Potro is back! In addition to that, there's lots of tennis all over the world this week.
These threads are weekly threads with just tennis talk: match talk, past, current or upcoming events in tennis etc. Spamming (including muggy politics talk) and general sports talk can be done elsewhere such as the usual megathreads, current one is called Spam/OT thread.
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Report n88uk February 25, 2017 6:22 PM GMT
Svitolina has showed her class though. It's seem to have come quite fashionable to hate on Svitolina's lack of game, but she actually at least tries to do the rights things, she is heading in the right direction.
Report caramba February 25, 2017 6:24 PM GMT
Heading for 12th win in a row (including 2 Fed Cups wins)
Report n88uk February 25, 2017 6:26 PM GMT
Svitolina clearly belongs in top 10 anyway. I actually think she maximises her game quite well. I mean you look at days like today and her forehand looks a serious weapon, it's now making it look a weapon vs the big hitters and not just getting blown off the court.
Report n88uk February 25, 2017 6:27 PM GMT
I don't get why people are getting excited that Konta will drop out of top 10 also, clearly she will be back in it within a few months, she defends not a lot until US hard court season, so unless this injury is bad she will easily cruise back into the top 10.
Report n88uk February 25, 2017 6:27 PM GMT
And you're a mug if you think Konta isn't top 10 standard anyway.
Report caramba February 25, 2017 6:27 PM GMT
Laugh what's to hate about Konta?
Report n88uk February 25, 2017 6:28 PM GMT
Konta is very hated for being basic.
Report n88uk February 25, 2017 6:28 PM GMT
Konta is one of the most hated players I would say, outside the super hated like Vandeweghe etc.
Report caramba February 25, 2017 6:29 PM GMT
what a muggy reason to hate someone.
Report caramba February 25, 2017 6:30 PM GMT
100% record stays intact Cool
Report n88uk February 25, 2017 6:31 PM GMT
Tbh with Konta it's also cos she doesn't have a huge number of fans to cover up all the hate she gets, not a lot of people to defend her.
Report caramba February 25, 2017 6:37 PM GMT
that surprises me too, should have a big fanbase.
Report n88uk February 25, 2017 6:40 PM GMT
The other mugs are the ones surprised Svitolina is now #2 in the race.

How shocking is it that the player who won the 2nd biggest event of the year is #2 in the race in February when obviously it will be massively weighted towards the few big events that have occurred.
Report aaronh February 25, 2017 6:48 PM GMT
Carina having FaceTime with #bae

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5iCxQUWcAE79Bd.jpg
Report edy February 25, 2017 6:48 PM GMT
wow, Svitolina is #2 in the race now?
Report n88uk February 25, 2017 6:51 PM GMT
Yes.
Report Angela Rebecchi February 25, 2017 6:56 PM GMT
1.66 Nick final set vs JWT got what it deserved Love
Report edy February 25, 2017 7:09 PM GMT
Halys is already on match point 6 now
Report edy February 25, 2017 7:09 PM GMT
gets it gifted through a df
Report n88uk February 25, 2017 7:23 PM GMT
Svitolina is the top seed in Kuala Lumpur. Do you reckon she will still vulture that garbage?
Report edy February 25, 2017 7:36 PM GMT
no
Report n88uk February 25, 2017 7:38 PM GMT
Could go on a 20+ win streak before losing in IW final to Serena though.
Report edy February 25, 2017 8:54 PM GMT
nice
Report caramba February 25, 2017 9:52 PM GMT
Ilya Ryvlin‏@ryvlin  16h16 hours ago
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Casper Ruud, 18 y.o., became the youngest player to reach SF at #ATP tournament since Borna Coric, 17, in Basel-2014.
Report Angela Rebecchi February 25, 2017 9:55 PM GMT
Can Casper do it?
Report caramba February 25, 2017 9:56 PM GMT
has a better chance than odds suggest imo
Report Angela Rebecchi February 25, 2017 9:57 PM GMT
My thoughts entirely Cool
Report caramba February 25, 2017 10:03 PM GMT
a bit surprised by it. market usually loves young players when they're breaking through. not like Busta is some goat either.
Report caramba February 25, 2017 10:05 PM GMT
nice!
https://twitter.com/Mikno78/status/835609108879392768
Report n88uk February 25, 2017 10:08 PM GMT
How bad are the crowds in Rio lol?
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 10:13 PM GMT
Casper, casper !!! He is litterally wiping the floor with all these journey mugs. Will be interesting to see what he is really worth against the top 20. Should not take long, as he will surely get many more wild cards after this week.
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 10:14 PM GMT
Rio semi is harder to reach than basel, Basel end of season, most tired and tanking anyway.
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 10:26 PM GMT
Thiem should be able to stop him in the final.
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 10:28 PM GMT
Serving first again should make it pretty easy here. What a goat !
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 10:42 PM GMT
6-2 *3-1 go Casper, teach this mug how to play.
Report caramba February 25, 2017 10:42 PM GMT
easy for Ruud
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 10:43 PM GMT
Finnish line could be slightly harder to cross today.
Report edy February 25, 2017 10:43 PM GMT
Ruud's forehand is an amazing shot for his age
Report Angela Rebecchi February 25, 2017 10:44 PM GMT
I took on 2-0 and went all square at 1.15 for those very reasons edy.
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 10:44 PM GMT
Yep, nobody could cope with his power so far. Thiem will surely be able to.
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 10:46 PM GMT
He will break again. Better it happened now than when serving out.
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 10:50 PM GMT
Absolute destroyement job.
Report caramba February 25, 2017 10:51 PM GMT
so this is the reason Rafa didn't wanna go to Rio this year
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 10:51 PM GMT
Laugh
Report leefee February 25, 2017 10:55 PM GMT
Has he fluffed it?
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 11:00 PM GMT
Well possible
Report ColdTurkey February 25, 2017 11:01 PM GMT
mind game now. he's way better
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 11:06 PM GMT
Lack of experience could cost him here.
Report ColdTurkey February 25, 2017 11:09 PM GMT
heads gone.serve gone
Report ColdTurkey February 25, 2017 11:09 PM GMT
serve not gone!
Report ColdTurkey February 25, 2017 11:12 PM GMT
finalamente
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 11:12 PM GMT
He recovered just at the limit, interesting...
Report leefee February 25, 2017 11:12 PM GMT
That was like wta, reckon if he don't break now he's blown it
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 11:14 PM GMT
He has been pretty solid in breakers too. 1 more game to hold after this could be enough.
Report Angela Rebecchi February 25, 2017 11:14 PM GMT
His arm definitely not as loose and fluid as it was before.
Report thepunter February 25, 2017 11:15 PM GMT
Maybe Da buster will break himself here.
Report ColdTurkey February 25, 2017 11:17 PM GMT
dicky return that
Report ColdTurkey February 25, 2017 11:19 PM GMT
flip flop
Report Angela Rebecchi February 25, 2017 11:28 PM GMT
He had a RUUDy nightmare there. Got nervous and took length off his shots which on a clay court is suicide.
Report Angela Rebecchi February 25, 2017 11:28 PM GMT

Feb 25, 2017 -- 10:43PM, thepunter wrote:


Finnish line could be slightly harder to cross today.


Great shout. Ruud 1.15 to 3.3.

Report thepunter February 25, 2017 11:44 PM GMT
Bit sad to see him melting like that. Anyway, alot of experience this week. More to see very soon.
Report Angela Rebecchi February 25, 2017 11:49 PM GMT
Demolition now. He came back on court and looked ****.
Report caramba February 26, 2017 2:09 AM GMT
cool morrillo from Milosh
Report Angela Rebecchi February 26, 2017 2:49 AM GMT
IN YOUR LIFE

1.01 MILOS in trouble, broken serving for it!
Report thepunter February 26, 2017 2:59 AM GMT
Amazing mugfest breaker for 2 serve bots.
Report Angela Rebecchi February 26, 2017 3:01 AM GMT
1.01 to 1.6 (when JMDP had serve for set in TB).
Report caramba February 26, 2017 1:53 PM GMT
I wish the people right next to the camera in Budapest would stop whispering. It's a bit distracting
Report doridoru February 26, 2017 2:18 PM GMT
SAFAFKWIT
Report mouse trap February 26, 2017 2:28 PM GMT
Sad
Report caramba February 26, 2017 2:29 PM GMT
happy days for @fanofbabos
Report n88uk February 26, 2017 2:31 PM GMT
Triva. Which player went 0-5 to start the season like Babos this year before winning their home tournament?
Report mouse trap February 26, 2017 2:31 PM GMT
yes, good for him
it's Timea's second title, time to celebrate

The This Event Has Finished crew is back Cry
Report caramba February 26, 2017 2:35 PM GMT
Mauresmo?
Report n88uk February 26, 2017 2:36 PM GMT
Last year this was.
Report caramba February 26, 2017 2:36 PM GMT
Pavs
Report n88uk February 26, 2017 2:37 PM GMT
No.
Report Portela February 26, 2017 2:38 PM GMT
Svetlana?
Report n88uk February 26, 2017 2:38 PM GMT
Correct answer is Safarova.
Report caramba February 26, 2017 2:38 PM GMT
I'm supposed to know these things Cry
Report Portela February 26, 2017 2:39 PM GMT
I don't even remember a tournament there
Report caramba February 26, 2017 2:39 PM GMT
was too late in the year for me to consider
Report n88uk February 26, 2017 2:40 PM GMT
Because she started her year late Wink.
Report Portela February 26, 2017 2:42 PM GMT
yeah, just saw that, it was in April
Report aaronh February 26, 2017 7:35 PM GMT

Feb 26, 2017 -- 2:38PM, caramba wrote:


I'm supposed to know these things


#n88stat taking over

Report aaronh February 26, 2017 7:36 PM GMT
Michal Samulski
‏@MichalSamulski

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Exhibition match in Delray Beach: Jack Sock vs Jessie Levine instead of ATP final Sock vs Raonic (Milos withdraws with hamstring injury).
Report Sudoku_Junior February 26, 2017 8:06 PM GMT
I've not been very impressed with Thiem this week, i think he is plenty short enough here.
Report caramba February 26, 2017 8:30 PM GMT
there's room for more than one #stats imo
Report aaronh February 26, 2017 8:36 PM GMT
sounds like the response of someone who knows they can't be the dominant stats provider anymore
Report wisewords February 26, 2017 8:51 PM GMT
aaron did you notice Ula's highly disappointing result last night Scared
Report aaronh February 26, 2017 8:51 PM GMT
sure did
Report wisewords February 26, 2017 8:53 PM GMT
aaron btw, you missed a question I asked you last night @~2am in the spam thread.
Report aaronh February 26, 2017 8:55 PM GMT
thread got derailed but i was sorta looking but had no idea
Report wisewords February 26, 2017 8:59 PM GMT
thought you would have guessed it!
Report aaronh February 26, 2017 9:00 PM GMT
was it Melfest Deltavling 4?
Report wisewords February 26, 2017 9:00 PM GMT
no
Report aaronh February 26, 2017 9:02 PM GMT
oh, i dunno then
Report wisewords February 26, 2017 9:18 PM GMT
some investigator you are!
Report mouse trap February 26, 2017 10:03 PM GMT
well done Dominic
playing very physical tennis, I wonder how long it will take until the tank becomes empty

-x-x-

time for a new fred
Report n88uk February 26, 2017 10:06 PM GMT
Aka the Crazy Svito title #3 charge thread?
Report bb66 February 26, 2017 10:08 PM GMT
As I had posted on Tue, Thiem had to win this tournament
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