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SamuelMertensBertens
08 Aug 21 23:48
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Lots of withdrawals for the WTA event. Weather forecasts not the best and no roofs in Canada, so there might be times where we get no play.
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Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:14 AM BST
*than Bianca has matches.
Report edy August 13, 2021 3:18 AM BST
Could well be the case.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:18 AM BST
highlights instead of getting to see Bianca's body language here Cry
Report edy August 13, 2021 3:29 AM BST
Never knew Tunisia had such a lively Diaspora in Montreal. Didn't stick around for Jabeur's late night match yesterday.
Report edy August 13, 2021 3:33 AM BST
lol at Bianca having a look of disbelieve on her face after Zhang ran over to her to tell her that having extended sideline chats with your coach is not quite allowed.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:34 AM BST
she's the worst.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:35 AM BST
her coach did the quit motion there, but I suppose he meant "if it gets worse, quit"
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:36 AM BST
0-4 was last chance for retirement btw imo
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:37 AM BST
I don't doubt that her toe is hurting, but she also is the biggest drama queen ever.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:38 AM BST
Ons is the type of mugger who could lose this also.
Report edy August 13, 2021 3:40 AM BST
If she gets too playful, sure, but I think she's been smart so far. Played some points with very intelligent slices. Her only really bad shot so far was the drop shot attempt that was far too long and sailed wide 5 meteres as well.
Report edy August 13, 2021 3:40 AM BST

Aug 12, 2021 -- 9:36PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


0-4 was last chance for retirement btw imo


agree

Report edy August 13, 2021 3:40 AM BST
Unless something very acute happens.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:42 AM BST
I'm been warming up to Jabeur's play lately. But she plays with so much finesse that when things go wrong it looks so ugly.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:46 AM BST
withdrawal from Cincy feels imminent, but toe should be good for USO.
Report edy August 13, 2021 3:47 AM BST
She's a very good addition to the tour, even if sometimes she lacks seriousness/effort on a bad day.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:47 AM BST
a rare occurance where an injury actually was PONR.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:48 AM BST
at least Bianca has Miami F so her ranking won't completely fall apart. But that's a lot to defend for her here with Canada, USO and IW.
Report edy August 13, 2021 3:49 AM BST
Another all-french interview Cry
Report edy August 13, 2021 3:50 AM BST
The USO 2019 are still on people's rankings even though there was a 2020 edition?
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:50 AM BST
I heard even Camila spoke French.
Report edy August 13, 2021 3:50 AM BST
yeah
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:53 AM BST

Aug 12, 2021 -- 9:50PM, edy wrote:


The USO 2019 are still on people's rankings even though there was a 2020 edition?


yes

Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:56 AM BST
Simon Graf @SimonGraf1
· 24m
In the next days, @rogerfederer will meet with his team and his doctor. Hasn’t started practice yet. My guess: He’ll skip the @usopen, try to take part in the @LaverCup (play doubles) and end the season early. Then try to build up for the @AustralianOpen, if his knee permits it.


^very knowledgable Swiss tennis journalist.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:57 AM BST
here comes another injured player.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:59 AM BST
imo, I'm not convinced he'll go to Australia since it will likely mean he'll have to quarantine. Unless it's the very very last time he'll play there.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 3:59 AM BST
Danielle is at least smiling during the warm-up.
Report wisewords August 13, 2021 4:24 AM BST

Aug 12, 2021 -- 7:10AM, edy wrote:


Montreal is already a terrible tournament. I wish dreamboat Ajla was still in it.


>

Report wisewords August 13, 2021 4:25 AM BST

Aug 12, 2021 -- 2:55PM, edy wrote:


She is no ever sweet dreamboat like Anett on court.


>

Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 6:33 AM BST
Jessica Pegula ended the streak.
Report bobweenit August 13, 2021 8:49 AM BST
The nightwatchman returns, what a legend of the 4am game wordz is...
Report edy August 13, 2021 11:24 AM BST
Did you know Alexandra Cadantu married fellow tennis professional Uladzimir Ignatik and now carries the name Alexandra Ignatik on the tour?
Report edy August 13, 2021 11:41 AM BST
Currently plays against the future Miriam Shapovalova.
Report edy August 13, 2021 11:41 AM BST
Mirjam
Report edy August 13, 2021 8:06 PM BST
Servebot week continues.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 13, 2021 11:44 PM BST
Excited
Report Hank Hill August 14, 2021 12:48 AM BST
Med playing with 1 leg?
Report edy August 14, 2021 4:19 PM BST
I just blinked and that 2nd set in the MaC OS match was already ova.
Report edy August 14, 2021 4:20 PM BST
#PunsThatHaveNeverBeenMade
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 14, 2021 6:25 PM BST
Jimmie48 Photography @JJlovesTennis
· 1h
I low key want JPEG to become Jessica Pegula’s new nickname.
Report edy August 14, 2021 7:04 PM BST
Thought that's been her nickname for years.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 14, 2021 7:07 PM BST

Aug 13, 2021 -- 2:06PM, edy wrote:


Servebot week continues.


Did you see Opelka embracing this? Writing servebot on the camera lens after his win and also using the bot emoji on twitter.

Report edy August 14, 2021 7:22 PM BST
lol, no...I had not.
Report edy August 14, 2021 7:32 PM BST
That will be the end of the Mertens-Sabalenka reunion forever and ever after.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 14, 2021 7:41 PM BST
Lee S @underarm_ace
Sam Smith says players are actually playing practice sets with long breaks in between them now to help deal with their opponents taking extended toilet breaks.
Report edy August 14, 2021 9:28 PM BST
Hearing reports that a tall blonde with a very noticiable tribal tattoo on her left upper arm was spotted in a Montreal Voodoo shop a moment ago. In an eastern european accent she asked for guidance and material on how to make the real-life person resembling the asian-looking doll she brought with her to the store a bit unwell (while making sure not to kill her).
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 14, 2021 9:49 PM BST
Pegula looks Asian to you?
Report edy August 14, 2021 9:54 PM BST
Yes, there is some Korean in her looks from the maternal side.
Report edy August 14, 2021 9:56 PM BST
Why does nobody ever try against Opelka?
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 14, 2021 9:57 PM BST
now that you say it ...
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 14, 2021 9:57 PM BST
Reilly Opelka Love
Report edy August 14, 2021 10:00 PM BST
Higher average 1st serve speed from Tsitsipas.

Am I doing Opelka injustice and the greek is the servebot in this matchup?
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 14, 2021 10:09 PM BST
it's a shame you are not more active on twitter. lots of poop talk this week after the Khachanov incident and the tournament also being sponsored by Cashmere.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 14, 2021 10:09 PM BST
Opelka did a tweener earlier in the match.
Report edy August 14, 2021 10:13 PM BST
Didn't know about the Khachanov incident. The prude victorian anglosphere strikes again.
Report edy August 14, 2021 10:14 PM BST
Wait, actually you had told me about it with the DJ then trolling him. Just not in the extend I just read about it.
Report edy August 14, 2021 10:33 PM BST
Oh boy
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 14, 2021 10:35 PM BST
oh boy
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 14, 2021 10:35 PM BST
and a point penalty!
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 14, 2021 10:42 PM BST
Opelka Excited
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 14, 2021 10:45 PM BST
Aga, Kerber etc would never.
https://twitter.com/chainedtomaria/status/1426651429838725126
Report edy August 14, 2021 11:09 PM BST
Yes, Angie would never behave in an unreasonable way during a match or at the handshake.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 14, 2021 11:25 PM BST
is there an OOP out there for WTA Cinci tomorrow?
Report edy August 14, 2021 11:40 PM BST
None that I can find, though Google seems to know the matches.
Report edy August 14, 2021 11:41 PM BST
If I type "order of play cincinnati sunday"
Report edy August 14, 2021 11:44 PM BST

Aug 14, 2021 -- 3:28PM, edy wrote:


Hearing reports that a tall blonde with a very noticiable tribal tattoo on her left upper arm was spotted in a Montreal Voodoo shop a moment ago. In an eastern european accent she asked for guidance and material on how to make the real-life person resembling the asian-looking doll she brought with her to the store a bit unwell (while making sure not to kill her).


Pegula took a medical timeout five games into the match.

Scary Shocked

Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 12:06 AM BST
Cry
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 12:07 AM BST

Aug 14, 2021 -- 5:41PM, edy wrote:


If I type "order of play cincinnati sunday"


thanks. seems to be 1 main draw match for ATP + a bunch of ATP & WTA qualifiers.

Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 12:08 AM BST
NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ @naomiosaka
· 7m
Really hurts to see all the devastation that’s going on in Haiti, and I feel like we really can’t catch a break. I’m about to play a tournament this week and I’ll give all the prize money to relief efforts for Haiti. I know our ancestors blood is strong we’ll keep rising


sounds like Naomi will try next week.
Report edy August 15, 2021 12:15 AM BST
That's what the one week Masters are usually like. 1-2 ATP main draw matches on Sunday, rest qualies and the WTA main draw starts on Monday.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 12:40 AM BST
Chris Oddo @TheFanChild
Hilarious is Reilly Opelka talking in press at a potential all servebot team and whether or not Nick Kyrgios deserves a spot on it. Eventually he said that he and Isner decided no, because you have to be miserable to watch to be on it.
Report edy August 15, 2021 12:51 AM BST
Laugh
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 1:34 AM BST
Video of Opelka talking about it here:
https://twitter.com/TennisTV/status/1426699044538179588
Report edy August 15, 2021 2:07 AM BST
Are they snubbing Sam Querrey because he was on a dating show?
Report edy August 15, 2021 2:51 PM BST
"Am besten wäre, ich fliege da in der ersten Runde raus und komme dann ins Finale der US Open – wie letztes Jahr. Aber dieses Jahr will ich das Endspiel gewinnen. In Cincinnati habe ich noch nie ein Match gewonnen", sagte Zverev.
Report edy August 15, 2021 5:17 PM BST
Everyone's favourite Marie let slip a 5*-4 40-0 (plus one more set point after deuce) lead to lose the first set. Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 6:15 PM BST
https://twitter.com/enricomariariva/status/1426941504312987649
Report edy August 15, 2021 6:38 PM BST
Oh, that's what that was all about. I was confused by some very spotty wetness on that particular court.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 7:33 PM BST
Roger had knee surgery again.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 7:33 PM BST
Did KaPlis not do any voodoo today?
Report Angoose August 15, 2021 7:43 PM BST
Giorgi has some dresses to promote, much better to promote them as a champion than a runner-up Devil
Report Angoose August 15, 2021 7:56 PM BST
Roger Federer says he will be sidelined for "many months" as he prepares to have further knee surgery.
The 40-year-old, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, had double knee surgery last year.

More to follow.

He might turn up at Wimbledon to wave goodbye, but surely this is Goodnight Vienna for Fedex Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 7:59 PM BST
I don't think he has decided yet, but it doesn't sound promising.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 8:00 PM BST
In some shape or form does sound like playing doubles at selected events.
Report Angoose August 15, 2021 8:03 PM BST
In a video post on Instagram, Federer said he hoped the operation would give him "a glimmer of hope" to return to action.

"a glimmer of hope" sounds like a 1.01 shot Cry
Report Angoose August 15, 2021 8:04 PM BST
Blush

"a glimmer of hope" sounds like laying a 1.01 shot" Cry
Report Angoose August 15, 2021 8:12 PM BST
I'll be on crutches for many weeks, and also out of the game for many months," Federer said on Sunday evening.

"It's going to be difficult in some ways but, at the same time, I know it's the right thing to do because I want to be healthy, I want to be running around later as well again.

"I also want to give myself a glimmer of hope to return to the tour in some shape or form.

"I am realistic - I know how difficult it is at this age right now to do another surgery and try it.

"But I want to be healthy. I will go through the rehab process with a goal, while I'm still active, which I think is going to help me during this long period of time."
Report edy August 15, 2021 8:20 PM BST
No Rune stream on betfair.

Classic.
Report Traderx90 August 15, 2021 8:21 PM BST
She lost the match in the 1st set at 3-2(40-30) when didn`t take that break point due to her mistake, that was the moment when I knew she will lose and of course, next game 40-15 up, 3 double faults in total to lose her serve and finally the set and match. Same mental midget as always, no surprise, happy for Giorgi.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 8:21 PM BST
Camila Giorgi!
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 8:22 PM BST

Aug 15, 2021 -- 2:20PM, edy wrote:


No Rune stream on betfair.Classic.


Been telling these mugs weekly since mid-June. They still haven't fixed it.

Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 8:35 PM BST
Damian Kust@damiankust
·7m
Pliskova is now 27-15 for the year, incl. 0-4 against Pegula and 0-3 against Giorgi, the two have accounted for almost half her 2021 losses.
Makes sense that this kind of run would happen for Giorgi, her peak is incredible and she simply takes the racket away from the opponent.


KaPlis needs two voodoo dolls per tournament.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 8:36 PM BST
will Camila congratulate Karolina here?
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 8:38 PM BST
we'll never know. She was speaking French. But Karolina is all smiles so maybe she did.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 8:49 PM BST
quite the week for Camila!
d. Mertens 6-3, 7-5
d. Podoroska 6-2, 6-4
d. Kvitova 6-4, 6-4
d. Gauff 6-4, 7-6
d. Pegula 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
d. Pliskova 6-3, 7-5
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 10:16 PM BST
Classic Ons!
https://twitter.com/Ons_Jabeur/status/1427012580212711428
Report n88uk August 15, 2021 10:20 PM BST
Will Medvedev actually deliver at the USO?
Report edy August 15, 2021 10:39 PM BST

Aug 15, 2021 -- 4:16PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Classic Ons!https://twitter.com/Ons_Jabeur/status/1427012580212711428


She can't do that to Dreamboaty McDreamboatface!

Report SamuelMertensBertens August 15, 2021 11:18 PM BST
He'll need to beat players that aren't servebots.
Report edy August 16, 2021 1:30 AM BST
Pella called for the doctor because he wants a pill for his knee.
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