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caramba
20 Aug 17 21:38
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Last week of tennis before the US Open is here. Beware of tanking and retirements.
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Report thepunter August 26, 2017 12:34 AM BST
Easy job for Edmund if he keeps his concentration.
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 12:37 AM BST
Agnieszka starting with a 0-4 handicap, wil lstill win the set probably.
Report Angela Rebecchi August 26, 2017 1:09 AM BST
1.7 A Rad backers, are you serious?
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 1:12 AM BST
A bit like edmund SP layers on double bp...
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 1:14 AM BST
Well have to agree Edmund, like johnson yesterday, turned into a complete passive mug since he cruised during first set.
Report Angela Rebecchi August 26, 2017 1:20 AM BST
Like that you mean, 0-30 up and plays 4 horror points.
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 1:25 AM BST
Absolutely powerless Aga.
Report Angela Rebecchi August 26, 2017 1:26 AM BST
40-15 to break for the set, Edmund mugging hard.
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 1:26 AM BST
And again, 40-15 up, securing the breaker, but no, loses 4 in a row to break himself for the set.
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 1:27 AM BST
Pathetic is a weak word.
Report Angela Rebecchi August 26, 2017 1:28 AM BST
Very strange play from him. Looked like he wanted to lose the set.
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 1:28 AM BST
Aga should have worked on her power a long time ago, would have been almost unbeatable, but it seems too late now.
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 1:29 AM BST
Edmund did really try against serve only that last game, a shadow of what he produced 1st set really. Probably he thought dzumhur would lose it alone or whatever.
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 1:30 AM BST
See how easely he won that first point.
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 1:33 AM BST
Edmund = Mr lose 4 pts in a row out of any winning position.
Report Angela Rebecchi August 26, 2017 1:33 AM BST
If you didn't know any better you'd say Edmund didn't want to be there. A Rad 1.7 backers early 2nd set getting punished.
Report wisewords August 26, 2017 1:36 AM BST

Aug 25, 2017 -- 7:33PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


If you didn't know any better you'd say Edmund didn't want to be there. A Rad 1.7 backers early 2nd set getting punished.


tanking to make sure he's fresh for the USO?

Report n88uk August 26, 2017 1:38 AM BST
Yes tanking the SF to get ready for his big R3 run next week.
Report wisewords August 26, 2017 1:39 AM BST
I'm not watching
Report wisewords August 26, 2017 1:40 AM BST
I just know nobody cares about Winston Salem Open or w/e it's called
Report wisewords August 26, 2017 1:40 AM BST
most people don't even know it's going on
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 1:41 AM BST
Smasha Crazy
Report edy August 26, 2017 1:42 AM BST
Smasha Surprised
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 1:42 AM BST
She serves her 2nd serve in the middle of the net, and then follows it with an ace and a nice winner.
Enigma.
Report n88uk August 26, 2017 1:43 AM BST
Nobody probably cares about Edmund's match he loses on Court 15 next week in R2 either though.
Report n88uk August 26, 2017 1:43 AM BST
Can anyone give a remotely plausible reason why Madison Keys is 6th favourite for the US Open?
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 1:43 AM BST

n88uk 26 Aug 17 01:38 Joined: 26 May 12 | Topic/replies: 139,477 | Blogger: n88uk's blog
Yes tanking the SF to get ready for his big R3 run next week.


Probably a 1st round exit the way he mugs his matches away.
Report edy August 26, 2017 1:44 AM BST
Won Stanford and came the closest to beating the winner on Cincinnati
Report edy August 26, 2017 1:44 AM BST
Happy
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 1:44 AM BST

Aug 25, 2017 -- 7:43PM, n88uk wrote:


Can anyone give a remotely plausible reason why Madison Keys is 6th favourite for the US Open?


https://www.instagram.com/p/BYJYNUfFcsc/

Report Angela Rebecchi August 26, 2017 1:44 AM BST
Wouldn't say he was tanking wise, maybe he is. He's just not trying let's say.
Report n88uk August 26, 2017 1:44 AM BST
That has to be the worst odds of anyone outright.
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 1:45 AM BST
Punish him BenHur !
Report n88uk August 26, 2017 1:46 AM BST
Keys is prone to mugging and going walkabouts with no OCC to set her straight, and prone to getting injured, already might be injured given how she was in her last match, and no way is she the 6th most likely winner.
Report n88uk August 26, 2017 1:46 AM BST

Aug 25, 2017 -- 7:44PM, mouse trap wrote:


Aug 26, 2017 --  1:43AM, n88uk wrote:Can anyone give a remotely plausible reason why Madison Keys is 6th favourite for the US Open?https://www.instagram.com/p/BYJYNUfFcsc/


How do you find this stuff so fast?

Report thepunter August 26, 2017 1:47 AM BST
Seems He need to lose a set and a break down to get his brain healed.
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 1:49 AM BST

Aug 25, 2017 -- 7:46PM, n88uk wrote:


Aug 26, 2017 --  1:44AM, mouse trap wrote:Aug 26, 2017 --  1:43AM, n88uk wrote:Can anyone give a remotely plausible reason why Madison Keys is 6th favourite for the US Open?https://www.instagram.com/p/BYJYNUfFcsc/How do you find this stuff so fast?


I saw it on my mobile earlier during the day, she tweeted the clip

Report edy August 26, 2017 1:49 AM BST
mouse trap is in reality an artificial intelligence created by Alphabet, with a direct link to the Google database.
Report n88uk August 26, 2017 1:49 AM BST
Having looked at Edmunds actual draw, yer he could easily lose R1.
Report wisewords August 26, 2017 1:51 AM BST
yeah, needs to be fresh to make sure that doesn't happen. best to get out of Winston Salem Open ASAP.
Report n88uk August 26, 2017 1:52 AM BST
There are people talking up Aga's draw on TF.

She has legitimately no chance. Zero, none, zip.
Report wisewords August 26, 2017 1:53 AM BST
I agree. it's Sloane's time.
Report n88uk August 26, 2017 1:55 AM BST
She has more chance than Aga, that's for sure.
Report tinyelf54 August 26, 2017 1:56 AM BST

Aug 25, 2017 -- 7:51PM, wisewords wrote:


yeah, needs to be fresh to make sure that doesn't happen. best to get out of Winston Salem Open ASAP.


n88 do agree with this and if so what do you reckon batistas attitude will be tonight?

Report tinyelf54 August 26, 2017 1:56 AM BST
*you
Report n88uk August 26, 2017 1:56 AM BST
I don't agree with it and RBA will be out to win the title clearly.
Report tinyelf54 August 26, 2017 1:57 AM BST
thnx mate
Report n88uk August 26, 2017 1:58 AM BST
Btw I have proof of someone at USO just for R1 paycheck.

Annika Beck didn't even sign up for US Open qualifying, and only got in the draw as like 5th alternate after withdrawals.

That's about as clear as just here for the paycheck as it gets surely?
Report Angela Rebecchi August 26, 2017 1:59 AM BST
Well played Kyle LaughCry
Report Angela Rebecchi August 26, 2017 2:01 AM BST
Kyle really wanted to win that, desperately.
Report Angela Rebecchi August 26, 2017 2:01 AM BST
Laugh
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 2:06 AM BST
RBA has 2 ubermugs on his road now to win the title. Of course he will try for easy points and cash.
Report edy August 26, 2017 2:21 AM BST

Aug 25, 2017 -- 7:58PM, n88uk wrote:


Btw I have proof of someone at USO just for R1 paycheck.Annika Beck didn't even sign up for US Open qualifying, and only got in the draw as like 5th alternate after withdrawals.That's about as clear as just here for the paycheck as it gets surely?


Shrewd to know that there'll be at least 5 alternates.

Report n88uk August 26, 2017 2:23 AM BST
Not remotely shrewd in any sense.
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 3:01 AM BST

Aug 25, 2017 -- 7:58PM, n88uk wrote:


Btw I have proof of someone at USO just for R1 paycheck.Annika Beck didn't even sign up for US Open qualifying, and only got in the draw as like 5th alternate after withdrawals.That's about as clear as just here for the paycheck as it gets surely?


Surprisingly, Goerges and Beck will meet in USO R1 for the first time in their careers.

Report caramba August 26, 2017 12:55 PM BST
hey edy, are you excited about Isner's R3 match?
Report aaronh August 26, 2017 1:25 PM BST
sure am
Report edy August 26, 2017 1:32 PM BST
Did he draw Kohlschreiber?
Report aaronh August 26, 2017 1:36 PM BST
if Kugel beats Zverev
Report edy August 26, 2017 1:56 PM BST
Which Zverev?
Report aaronh August 26, 2017 2:37 PM BST
mischa
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 8:17 PM BST
Nervous market, 40+ ticks for an early break of serve Laugh
Report Angela Rebecchi August 26, 2017 8:59 PM BST
POMMMME !
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 10:04 PM BST
Impressive Dasha.
Report n88uk August 26, 2017 10:23 PM BST
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Very cool: @KaPliskova donating 200 Euros to charity for every ace @usopen. Money will go to a children’s hospital in Czech.


Pliskova gonna go busto against this US Open.
Report n88uk August 26, 2017 10:24 PM BST
*again
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 10:38 PM BST
Epic game with nice exchanges in the RBA match
Report GRANTCKING August 26, 2017 10:40 PM BST
why couldnt cibby just hold
Report GRANTCKING August 26, 2017 10:41 PM BST
classic wta jinx
Report GRANTCKING August 26, 2017 10:42 PM BST
classic wta can go feck itself
Report GRANTCKING August 26, 2017 10:44 PM BST
why didnt cibby just hold when she had game point?
Report GRANTCKING August 26, 2017 10:47 PM BST
cibulkova blew this tournament badly, sickening
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 10:52 PM BST
shot RBA
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 10:53 PM BST
oh Dasha
Report GRANTCKING August 26, 2017 10:55 PM BST
cib lost from a break up final set, wow I thought she was better than that
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 10:55 PM BST
well deserved Dasha Smasha
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 10:56 PM BST
Alot of credit to gavrilova for fighting and not letting escape her 3rd chance for a maiden title...
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 10:56 PM BST
Dzumhur getting under the RBA's skin
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 10:57 PM BST
Cibulko had to control the match much earlier when she missed all those chances to go break up in the 2nd.
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 10:59 PM BST
well, she was one point from going 5-3 in the decider, lost 4-6 instead
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 10:59 PM BST
/and she had the break under her belt aready/
Report Angela Rebecchi August 26, 2017 10:59 PM BST
class that
Report GRANTCKING August 26, 2017 11:00 PM BST
will agut win easy
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 11:01 PM BST
Agut is mug too.
One point from going 4:0, managed to get to 4:4 0-30
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 11:01 PM BST
Well mouse, when she got broken first in the 2nd set, it was exactly the same configuration, She had gp (several times I think), but finally got broken and lost the set from there. She should work on that sequence. Giving away far too many key games from gp.
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 11:04 PM BST
Damir couldnt take his gp either. Loses 3 in a row to break himself for the set.Crazy
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 11:05 PM BST
Her coach nailed it during his visit to the player's chair. He was asking her why she does things the complicated way and why she was overplaying the balls, this is her ongoing weakness.
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 11:08 PM BST
Sure, from a tactical side, thats where she has to work first. But psychically she could improve as well. Just remember the 5-0 lead she almost bisted vs Pavliu few days ago.
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 11:09 PM BST
Now she is cooked for nothing and may suffer early exit at USO.
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 11:11 PM BST
Yes. She gets ahead in the match and suddenly abandons the strategy that took her there and switches the mug button on.
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 11:13 PM BST
In any case, it's nice to see Dasha Smasha holding the trophy.
I liked how she didn't play it safe on the first two MPs that she missed, unlike many other players that suddenly decide to wait for opponents error.
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 11:14 PM BST
And she went for it on the third MP as well, and was rewarded for her courage /or madness/ Excited
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 11:15 PM BST
This is the second final Damir is about to lose in a week.
Report thepunter August 26, 2017 11:18 PM BST
RBA cashing in on points without forcing before USO. Perfect operation for him.
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 11:22 PM BST
Second set in a row RBA fails to convert BP for 4-0 and then losing his own service game.
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 11:42 PM BST
What a muggy couple of games in the Winston-Salem final.
Report mouse trap August 26, 2017 11:42 PM BST
Fitting end to the final.
Report caramba August 26, 2017 11:48 PM BST
well done, those true tennis fans here who actually bothered to watch the finals today.
Report wisewords August 26, 2017 11:58 PM BST
I couldn't bring myself to do it.
Report tinyelf54 August 27, 2017 12:24 AM BST
hope everyone survived the day especially cib gav and still have their banks intactHappy
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