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Report edy November 5, 2021 7:27 PM GMT
and in that 6-2 set she was 1-2 down. Meaning she has won 23 consecutive games of tennis.
Report wisewords November 5, 2021 7:30 PM GMT
Vickery is a bit of a no-hoper these days
Report wisewords November 5, 2021 7:31 PM GMT
wnning 23 consecutive games of tennis... Just Maddy Brengle Things
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 5, 2021 7:40 PM GMT

Nov 5, 2021 -- 2:25PM, edy wrote:


Not sure why he does it to himself. There has been nothing to suggest that he's anywhere near ready for even challenger level.


This one I can understand cause it's his home tournament. Taking an MD WC to Marbella not so much.

Report SamuelMertensBertens November 5, 2021 7:44 PM GMT
It would be interesting to compare the results vs expected results for French players at Roland Garros and other tournaments in France. I feel the crowd helps them to overperform in "other tournaments". They also have the crowd support at Roland Garros, but the aura of RG and expectations bring them down there and they underperform.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 5, 2021 8:21 PM GMT
Belinda definitely wearing that facemask wrong.
Report n88uk November 5, 2021 9:16 PM GMT
What a mug Gaston.
Report edy November 6, 2021 8:59 AM GMT
Mavie Österreicher is a very fitting name for one of the players in Linz qualies today.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 6, 2021 10:58 AM GMT
never heard of her. What country is she from?
Report edy November 6, 2021 11:01 AM GMT
Österreich
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 6, 2021 1:05 PM GMT
no way!
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 6, 2021 1:14 PM GMT
https://twitter.com/federtennis/status/1456959766077521926

ATP Next Gen Draw!
Report edy November 6, 2021 1:27 PM GMT
yes way!
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 6, 2021 1:27 PM GMT
and some new rules:
https://twitter.com/christophclarey/status/1456968795424186370/photo/1
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 6, 2021 1:58 PM GMT
https://twitter.com/Diego_Barbiani/status/1456983420286951433

hmmm

Is Ons doing a prank or injured for real?

Will open up a spot as an alternate for Guadalajara if legit.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 6, 2021 3:18 PM GMT
Tiebreak of truth and justice.
Report Angela Rebecchi November 6, 2021 3:23 PM GMT
Oooooh Novak just wants to have fun.
Report Angela Rebecchi November 6, 2021 3:23 PM GMT
Think he is trolling the tour. 2nd set he actually tried.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 6, 2021 3:25 PM GMT
Is Holger Rune really gonna try today? ATP Next gen starting on Monday? (Could be useful with some rest, no?).
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 6, 2021 3:25 PM GMT

Nov 6, 2021 -- 10:23AM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


Think he is trolling the tour. 2nd set he actually tried.


wants to show Murray how it's done.

Report Angela Rebecchi November 6, 2021 3:28 PM GMT
Just like that!
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 6, 2021 4:17 PM GMT
Linz draw!
https://twitter.com/WTALinz/status/1457001655904395270/photo/1
Pretty good field given the spot in the calendar.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 6, 2021 5:14 PM GMT
free money on Daniil tomorrow?
Report wisewords November 6, 2021 6:18 PM GMT
who does that crappy slow court favour?
Report edy November 6, 2021 8:07 PM GMT
Tallon Griekspoor can run his challenger winning streak to 20 tomorrow and make it four tournament wins in four tries, on two different surfaces. All he will have to do is beat a really old guy who is part-time tennis player, part-time tournament director.
Report edy November 6, 2021 8:08 PM GMT
Really old for a tennis player that is. Outside of that, 40 is no age.
Report n88uk November 6, 2021 9:36 PM GMT
When was Novak last outsider in a hard court match?
Report n88uk November 6, 2021 9:40 PM GMT
I know for sure USO 2013 F, not sure if any matches since then.
Report n88uk November 6, 2021 9:49 PM GMT
Djokovic was 1.94-1.96 in AO final.
Report edy November 6, 2021 10:23 PM GMT
The Cincy 2018 final against Federer

http://www.tennisexplorer.com/match-detail/?id=1719560
Report edy November 6, 2021 10:27 PM GMT
BJK Cup apparently confirmed to also be in November next year, albeit in the second week and not in the first like this year. No return to the original April spot.
Report edy November 7, 2021 12:03 PM GMT
Have seen two attempts on underhand serves in Linz qualies so far. One that was a huge, high disaster by Eva Lys yesterday that was easily put away by Bogdan, and one by Kucova that failed to land in the service zone.
Report edy November 7, 2021 12:05 PM GMT
#GottaKeepWorkingOnItToMakeItAWeapon
Report edy November 7, 2021 12:20 PM GMT
Three - Kucova brought it out on break point against her and Tan put the return out by a few metres.

#Success
Report edy November 7, 2021 12:25 PM GMT
Four (I think...was away chatting with Aaron) - Kucova brought it out again a few break points later. Was a decent attempt, but Tan was wise to it this time.
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 12:57 PM GMT
how is aaron these days edy?
Report edy November 7, 2021 1:16 PM GMT
Think he's good.
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 1:22 PM GMT
does he cheer for Anett?
Report edy November 7, 2021 1:51 PM GMT
No.
Report edy November 7, 2021 1:53 PM GMT

Nov 6, 2021 -- 3:07PM, edy wrote:


Tallon Griekspoor can run his challenger winning streak to 20 tomorrow and make it four tournament wins in four tries, on two different surfaces. All he will have to do is beat a really old guy who is part-time tennis player, part-time tournament director.


Casually made it 20/20 by beating the sexiest tennis player of all time in straight sets.

Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 2:44 PM GMT
Remember when Linz had grey courts?
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 2:47 PM GMT
is the phorum still mugging today?
Report edy November 7, 2021 2:47 PM GMT
As I just learned on MTF, and verified by having a look at the excellent ATP Challenger Tour Media Guide (linked below), Griekspoor today became the all-time leader for most challenger tour titles in a season. He has won seven now. With there still a few weeks to go, I wouldn't rule out Bonzi, who sits at six this season, catching him.

https://www.atptour.com/~/media/Files/rankings-and-stats/atp-challenger-tour-media-guide

Rankings taken from the media guide (not updated to respect today's win)

MOST TITLES IN A SEASON
6 – Benjamin Bonzi (2021)
6 – Tallon Griekspoor (2021)
6 – Facundo Bagnis (2016)
6 – Juan Ignacio Chela (2001)
6 – Younes El Aynaoui (1998)
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 2:49 PM GMT
more events these days = more depleted fields = easier to win?
Report edy November 7, 2021 2:52 PM GMT

Nov 7, 2021 -- 8:44AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Remember when Linz had grey courts?


It's a bit weird.

When we all had mushy, washed out TV pictures we had all sorts of colours in regards to hard court colours. When folks would have actually needed colour contrast optimization (i.e yellow ball, blue court), we didn't have them.

Now we all have Ultra 4K HDR OLED TVs and about 95% of hard courts must be blue even though now we would be able to see the ball on all sorts of colours.

Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 2:55 PM GMT
not me on me lil streams.
Report edy November 7, 2021 2:55 PM GMT
Make them bigger if you don't watch too many at the same time.
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 3:02 PM GMT

Nov 7, 2021 -- 7:51AM, edy wrote:


No.


Plain

Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:03 PM GMT
#carambatriva: If Daniel Medvedev wins today, he'll have won two finals in a row against Novak Djokovic. Only five other players have accomplished that. Who are they? #jinxpost
Report edy November 7, 2021 3:04 PM GMT
Speaking of that: What were approx. Medvedev's odds at the off on Betfair? His current odds seem terribly high for what I think they were at the start.
Report edy November 7, 2021 3:05 PM GMT

Nov 7, 2021 -- 9:03AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


#carambatriva: If Daniel Medvedev wins today, he'll have won two finals in a row against Novak Djokovic. Only five other players have accomplished that. Who are they? #jinxpost


Federer, Nadal, Murray, del Potro, Krajinovic.

Report wisewords November 7, 2021 3:06 PM GMT
Daniel?
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 3:07 PM GMT

Nov 7, 2021 -- 9:03AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


#carambatriva: If Daniel Medvedev wins today, he'll have won two finals in a row against Novak Djokovic. Only five other players have accomplished that. Who are they? #jinxpost


> Federer, Nadal, Murray, Wawrinka and Hewitt?

Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:10 PM GMT
the others in the big 4 + Stan is correct. You're missing out on a person who's undefeated in finals against him.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:10 PM GMT
how many games for Leo?
Report edy November 7, 2021 3:11 PM GMT
zero
Report edy November 7, 2021 3:11 PM GMT
Tommy Haas!
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:12 PM GMT
Haas is undefeated but only 1-0.
Report edy November 7, 2021 3:13 PM GMT
Shame....

Santoro?
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:14 PM GMT
Is Leo the most free money we've seen on the main tours since the days of Fatma Al-Nabhani?
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:17 PM GMT

Nov 7, 2021 -- 9:13AM, edy wrote:


Shame....Santoro?


Santoro is undefeated against Novak in finals ...
But has also never beaten him.

Report edy November 7, 2021 3:21 PM GMT
Double shame....

Nalbandian!
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:21 PM GMT
Björn in attendance and sitting with some woman with unnatural hair colors.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:21 PM GMT

Nov 7, 2021 -- 9:21AM, edy wrote:


Double shame....Nalbandian!


no

Report edy November 7, 2021 3:21 PM GMT
aw man....
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:25 PM GMT

Nov 7, 2021 -- 9:04AM, edy wrote:


Speaking of that: What were approx. Medvedev's odds at the off on Betfair? His current odds seem terribly high for what I think they were at the start.


my twitter sources are saying 1.85 Medvedev.

Report edy November 7, 2021 3:27 PM GMT
That's what I thought.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:31 PM GMT
Borg not looking out of place so far. Held all his service games easily and just had 30 all on Paul's serve.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:40 PM GMT
woah, someone taking shots at edy's fave.
https://twitter.com/DuckDaBlackSwan/status/1457336640951701504
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:44 PM GMT

Nov 7, 2021 -- 9:31AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Borg not looking out of place so far. Held all his service games easily and just had 30 all on Paul's serve.


broken when serving to stay in the set. 4-6.

Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:46 PM GMT
I don't find the odds particularly weird btw. Novak fave going into decider. 1.75.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:47 PM GMT
https://twitter.com/WTALinz/status/1457066407817097217
classic Simona.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 3:53 PM GMT
Born in 2003, so he's eligible in the flag comp.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 4:01 PM GMT
Matches (1-15) > Time Span: Career
27‑Sep‑2021    M25 Falun    Hard    R32    2132    969    (Q)Christian Sigsgaard [DEN] d. (WC)Borg    6-3 6-4                                   
20‑Sep‑2021    M25 Jonkoping    Hard    R32    2136    430    (7)Shintaro Imai [JPN] d. (WC)Borg    6-3 6-2                                   
23‑Aug‑2021    Warsaw CH    Clay    R32    2135    106    (1)Daniel Altmaier [GER] d. (WC)Borg    0-2 RET       
26‑Jul‑2021    Poznan CH    Clay    R32    2118    441    (Q)Alexander Shevchenko [RUS] d. (WC)Borg    7-5 6-2       
19‑Jul‑2021    Tampere CH    Clay    R32    2110    384    (Q)Nicolas Kicker [ARG] d. (WC)Borg    6-3 6-0       
12‑Jul‑2021    Bastad    Clay    Q1    2099    116    (3)Francisco Cerundolo [ARG] d. (WC)Borg    6-3 6-1       
17‑May‑2021    M15 Antalya    Clay    R32        565    (7)Nicolas Moreno De Alboran [ESP] d. Borg    6-1 6-1                                   
10‑May‑2021    M15 Antalya    Clay    R16        442    (6)Timofey Skatov [RUS] d. Borg    6-2 6-1                                   
10‑May‑2021    M15 Antalya    Clay    R32        601    Borg d. Fermin Tenti [ARG]    7-6(3) 6-0                                   
3‑May‑2021    M15 Antalya    Clay    R32        436    (8)Timofey Skatov [RUS] d. Borg    6-2 6-2                                   
5‑Apr‑2021    Marbella    Clay    Q1        131    (1)Evgeny Donskoy [RUS] d. (WC)Borg    6-1 6-0       
29‑Mar‑2021    Marbella CH    Clay    R32        118    (6)Taro Daniel [JPN] d. (WC)Borg    6-1 6-2       
26‑Oct‑2020    M15 Sharm El Sheikh    Hard    R32        1611    (WC)Amr Asrawy [EGY] d. (WC)Borg    4-6 6-4 6-4                                   
19‑Oct‑2020    M15 Sharm El Sheikh    Hard    R32        475    (8)Marek Gengel [CZE] d. (WC)Borg    6-1 6-1                                   
24‑Feb‑2020    Pau CH    Hard    R64        220    Ernests Gulbis [LAT] d. (WC)Borg    6-2 6-3       
17‑Feb‑2020    Bergamo CH    Hard    R64        301    (Q)Chun Hsin Tseng [TPE] d. Borg    6-3 6-1

has he won on lower hipster level than M15?
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 4:05 PM GMT
shall I reveal the answer to my trivia question?
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 4:05 PM GMT
can you tell us the nationality?
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 4:06 PM GMT
Simona looks like an exchange student arriving in a new country and meeting the family she's staying with
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 4:08 PM GMT

Nov 7, 2021 -- 10:06AM, wisewords wrote:


Simona looks like an exchange student arriving in a new country and meeting the family she's staying with


Happy

Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 4:08 PM GMT
no, this is not a trivia for kindergarteners.
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 4:09 PM GMT
Plain
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 4:09 PM GMT
I would be so shocked if I was on the train reading my Alize Cornet book and then across from me there was Simona Halep.
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 4:11 PM GMT
ok one last random guess. can't think of anyone though. Kyrgios likes to beat Djokovic but I don't think he's done it in any finals
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 4:13 PM GMT
it's someone from before 2012, when Novak used to gas out in matches
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 4:14 PM GMT
oh is it?
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 4:14 PM GMT
I dunno. is it? Laugh
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 4:15 PM GMT
Marin Cilic?
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 4:15 PM GMT
I can say with utmost certainty that this person would be double bageled by Djokovic if they played before 2012.
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 4:17 PM GMT
wow. is it Alexander Zverev???
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 4:18 PM GMT
it must be!
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 4:18 PM GMT
can't believe edy didn't get that
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 4:19 PM GMT
yay. Rome 2017, then next final was ATP Finals 2018.
Report wisewords November 7, 2021 4:20 PM GMT
look how sad this h2h is

https://www.stevegtennis.com/head-to-head/men/Novak_Djokovic/Kei_Nishikori/
.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 4:20 PM GMT
edy stopped following Zverev's career once he became a mainstay on the main tour imo.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 4:21 PM GMT
Novak never forgave him for beating him in that USO semi.
Report edy November 7, 2021 5:33 PM GMT
M15 is the lowest level of ITF/ATP sanctioned professional tournament tennis.
Report edy November 7, 2021 5:36 PM GMT
For pro tennis lower than yet that you'd have to go to Swedish club tennis or something like that.....if Swedish club tennis is played by professionals that is.
Report edy November 7, 2021 5:38 PM GMT
Either way, you wondered the other day if Ons was pranking around with her sling: She has now withdrawn as a YEC alternate.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 5:44 PM GMT
Sad there's a thread up for next week btw.
Report edy November 7, 2021 5:59 PM GMT
Should my fine observations from qualies for next week's events go into this or the other thread?
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 7, 2021 6:49 PM GMT
other thread imo.
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