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22 Oct 23 23:18
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Zhuhai starts Tuesday. Pretty good field there this year.
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Report Angela Rebecchi October 23, 2023 5:25 PM BST
Murray hustles to break back, having dropped serve serving for it, and gets the SSV !
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2023 8:07 PM BST
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but shouldn't impact any thing important!
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 24, 2023 4:12 PM BST
Evans retiring 4-1 up against Tiafoe!
Report Angela Rebecchi October 25, 2023 12:05 PM BST
1.15    £3,267.60        £7,904.37
1.16    £3,257.60        £17,655.26
1.17    £3,249.60        £4,651.31
1.18    £3,241.60        £3,036.02
1.19    £3,234.60        £6,038.35
1.2    £3,228.60        £10,545.91

Barbora market duly punished !
Report Angela Rebecchi October 25, 2023 1:07 PM BST
1.3            £14,091.46

Humbert been smashed on early doors here !
Report Journeyman October 25, 2023 3:40 PM BST
Meanwhile far from the glamour of Cancun we find Jil Teichmann on a dusty hard court in Spain!

After a fairly awful year she won the Dracula Open doubles with Burrage last week. Jodie's unfiltered English poshness carried the team in the early stages but Jil came out of herself and peaked in the semis and final. The scooby sense says she can go deep in this grim ITF tinpot and maybe take it down.

Alize and Linda F are here but otherwise some winnable matches for Jil.
Teichmann has won today already, maybe Edy knows when she plays her next match. Does she play again today?
Report edy October 25, 2023 3:51 PM BST
Nah, plays tomova.
Report Journeyman October 25, 2023 3:51 PM BST
Excited
Report wisewords October 25, 2023 4:57 PM BST
LaughLaugh
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2023 7:14 PM BST
Murray's odds looking short imo.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2023 7:14 PM BST
I smell a mugfest and big chance his odds will go much higher.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2023 7:20 PM BST
1.49 at the time of my post, broken first game and 2.04
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2023 7:40 PM BST
2-2 now and market has corrected the muggy start price.
Report wisewords October 25, 2023 10:10 PM BST
Cool
Report Angela Rebecchi October 25, 2023 11:01 PM BST
Was worried when he won the first set tie break that the run of taking on the lumpy pre match backer was going to get done again
Report Journeyman October 26, 2023 1:33 PM BST
Good call on Muzza. The candles are definitely starting to flicker on the Murray story.

Jil loses a tight three setter. Also that's a bad loss for Cornet.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 1:56 PM BST
yeah, Murray doesn't have many more chances to secure a top 32 ranking for Aussie Open. Even with a good draw, he flops Sad
Alize must have separation anxiety from tennis. Has talked about retirement for quite a while, then kept going, presumably because she had such a great 2022, but 2023 has been one bad result after another.
Based on reading her book, I think playing an Olympics at home would be a great goal for her and my guess is that this is what keeps her going, as well as keeping the grand slam streak alive so it will be interesting to see what she does if she keeps slipping down the rankings as that will impact both those things.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 4:04 PM BST
What a mug Taylor Fritz
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 4:40 PM BST
Acapulco Sad
https://twitter.com/gabyserrar/status/1717479316877988069
Report wisewords October 26, 2023 7:00 PM BST
Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 8:39 PM BST
Mateusz Wasiewski
@wasiiewskim
Tenisistki nie rozpoczną treningów na głównym obiekcie w czwartek.
Zawodniczki będą mogły zapoznać się z nawierzchnią kortu głównego najwcześniej w sobotę - na dzień przed startem #WTAFinals.

Translated from Polish by
Tennis players will not start training at the main facility on Thursday.
The players will be able to familiarize themselves with the surface of the main court on Saturday at the earliest - the day before the start #WTAFinals.


Classic Cancun! At least it's the same for all players.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 8:39 PM BST
Holger wins!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 9:08 PM BST
Monfils injured for real or just selling goods?
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 9:11 PM BST
20-2 in pts so far in set 2.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 9:20 PM BST
1.15 traded at 5-1. Frances takes it comfortably and low 1.3x traded during the next changeover.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 9:21 PM BST
the 1.15 being the muggy price as Gael had shown some signs of life in the previous game.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 9:22 PM BST
the game where he held at 0-4 that is. So market knew this when having him at 1.15 the game after that.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 9:22 PM BST
*held at 0-5
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 9:25 PM BST
nothing wrong with him Laugh
Report Journeyman October 26, 2023 9:40 PM BST
There's only one clown prince
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 9:44 PM BST
It helps that he's so likable though, minus the drama/injury faking. If someone else couldn't move and they started to move fine again Siniakova style they would hear it much more from other players and fans.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 9:47 PM BST
I don't think it's 100% gamesmanship though. There's some injury in the head going as well so that he thinks the injury is worse than what it is, same as Cornet.
Report Journeyman October 26, 2023 9:57 PM BST
When Eva Lys took her MTO against Cristian in Transylvania (after which she quickly turned the match around) the thing I noticed was that she didn't act in any way inhibited by the strapping etc. My reading of it was a young impressionable player that had seen MTOs being successfully used strategically and not seeing anything wrong with it. Whereas someone like Leylah doesn't employ that kind of strategy and gets annoyed by seeing it used against her, which then affects (or has affected) her own concentration.
Report Journeyman October 26, 2023 9:58 PM BST
I'm specifically thinking about MTOs because you mentioned Siniakova Devil Obviously the dying swan act is a different thing
Report Journeyman October 26, 2023 10:12 PM BST
Daniela seems to have upset a few people with an interview where she said the WTA players seem a bit spilt to her, they're lucky they're not working in a mine from 4 in the morning Laugh and she supposedly said they should be grateful to be getting checks because of the mens tour (although I translated the interview myself and that seems to have been the interviewer's headline and take of what she meant but not her actual words).
Report Journeyman October 26, 2023 10:12 PM BST
*spoilt
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 27, 2023 12:00 AM BST

Oct 26, 2023 -- 9:57PM, Journeyman wrote:


When Eva Lys took her MTO against Cristian in Transylvania (after which she quickly turned the match around) the thing I noticed was that she didn't act in any way inhibited by the strapping etc. My reading of it was a young impressionable player that had seen MTOs being successfully used strategically and not seeing anything wrong with it. Whereas someone like Leylah doesn't employ that kind of strategy and gets annoyed by seeing it used against her, which then affects (or has affected) her own concentration.


Regarding the final sentence, Murray has said the same about Novak's antics.

Report n88uk October 27, 2023 8:57 AM BST
Is the theory behind Samsonova and Kudermetova that Kudermetova will let her friend win, because she can't qualify herself, and can only stop Samsonova qualifying by winning which sends Zhu through. Otherwise prices are absolute madness surely.
Report Blencathra October 27, 2023 11:49 AM BST
You would like to think so ,

Crazy watching brief it has been
Report edy October 27, 2023 12:41 PM BST
Female umpires can be so cruel. Kudermetova is visibly sobbing around while two points away from losing and the umpire ruthlessly gives her a time warning.
Report edy October 27, 2023 12:50 PM BST
It's a few days old, but I don't think it's been posted.

Following his provisional suspension earlier this year, Brooksby recently received his sentence for his three missed tests as part of the whereabouts programme. If his announced appeal at CAS is unsuccessful, he will bebanned from competing until January 2025.
Report edy October 27, 2023 12:54 PM BST
Meanwhile, Samsonova is choking hard to lose from a 5*2, 40-15 lead.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 27, 2023 12:57 PM BST

Oct 27, 2023 -- 12:50PM, edy wrote:


It's a few days old, but I don't think it's been posted.Following his provisional suspension earlier this year, Brooksby recently received his sentence for his three missed tests as part of the whereabouts programme. If his announced appeal at CAS is unsuccessful, he will bebanned from competing until January 2025.


Shocked

Report Blencathra October 27, 2023 1:03 PM BST
When ya doubles partner knocks you out of a tournament
Report Journeyman October 27, 2023 1:14 PM BST
That's going to have ruined someone's christmas. There's no fifty pound notes on the pavement.
Report Journeyman October 27, 2023 4:04 PM BST
Vicky Mboko being very muggy in a Canadina 60K where she's being showcased and menat to shine.
This is the problem with flagging. You tend to see players' strengths and gloss over the dodgy bits.
Report Journeyman October 27, 2023 4:05 PM BST
* canadian * meant
Report Journeyman October 27, 2023 6:14 PM BST
Vicky Mboko breaks back, takes the tb, trounces her more experienced opponent in the third set.
I never doubted her for a moment, Canadian tennis twitter in raptures, maple syrup for tea.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 27, 2023 8:08 PM BST
LET'S GO! really is the new COME ON! in tennis! Sad
Hoping soccer mom has a good 2024.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 27, 2023 8:11 PM BST
as this LET'S GO nonsense is too GenZ for me. And the potty mouth version is even worse.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 27, 2023 11:33 PM BST
looks like a fun week in Cancun next week!
https://twitter.com/Diego_Barbiani/status/1718024012897394937
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 6:37 AM BST
https://twitter.com/WTAFinals/status/1718107682035343859/photo/1
cool photos, but funny how WTA makes Iga look like their number 1 when Aryna is.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 6:42 AM BST
Taylor is so curly in this picture.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/F9fVnR0WAAA40-A?format=jpg&name=large
Report edy October 28, 2023 11:27 AM BST
They really could have waited a day for the doubles shoot to not have Taylor all lonely and sad on it.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 11:48 AM BST
The singles pic is so much better rather than this "Wear whatever you like" imo.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 11:49 AM BST
I only recognize 8/15 in that doubles pic.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 11:51 AM BST
unless Melichar is in red, then 9/15.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 11:52 AM BST
because she looks like Anisimova who I of course recognize.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 11:52 AM BST
and then Perez is probably in yellow.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 11:53 AM BST
and I think the Asian dou is the Chan Chan's but I don't know which one is which.
Report edy October 28, 2023 12:18 PM BST
Naming the WTA Finals groups after (tourist) places is a new level of commercialisation of the event.
Report edy October 28, 2023 12:19 PM BST
The asians are Shibahara and Aoyama.
Report edy October 28, 2023 12:23 PM BST
From left to right it's Routliffe, Dabrowski, Krawczyk, Schuurs, Shibahara, Aoyama, Gauff, Pegula, Hunter, Mertens, Siniakova, Zvonareva, Siegemund, Perez, Melichar-Martinez.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 5:46 PM BST

Oct 28, 2023 -- 12:19PM, edy wrote:


The asians are Shibahara and Aoyama.


Sad
at least I have heard of Shibahara.

Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 5:47 PM BST

Oct 28, 2023 -- 12:18PM, edy wrote:


Naming the WTA Finals groups after (tourist) places is a new level of commercialisation of the event.


They're stealing Australia's pandemic gimmick.

Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 6:06 PM BST
WTA Cancun 2023
Quarter Final Matches


PlainPlainPlainPlainPlainPlainCryCryCryCry
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 6:59 PM BST
who has a high ball toss? No chance in the Cancun wind!
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 9:19 PM BST
Novak at the rugby final!
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/F9jQitlXsAAMFDd?format=jpg&name=large
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 9:22 PM BST
Roger also in the house!
Report Journeyman October 29, 2023 3:08 PM GMT
Felix looking mighty impressive so far. BH sizzling, legs look ok from a couple of days ago (banner Canadians don't fake).
Report Journeyman October 29, 2023 3:54 PM GMT
Hubert tap possibility.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 29, 2023 4:02 PM GMT
thanks for the update. Will tune in. He's not someone who normally taps though.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 29, 2023 4:06 PM GMT
The results over the coming week could have big impact on picks for ATP comp. Sinner with another good win today.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 29, 2023 4:06 PM GMT
*weeks
Report Journeyman October 29, 2023 4:08 PM GMT
The dude can't move. I don't see the point in heroics.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 29, 2023 4:11 PM GMT
servebots don't need to move
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 29, 2023 4:11 PM GMT
:) but my main point was he won't tap
Report Journeyman October 29, 2023 4:17 PM GMT
Looks like you're right. Felix mugging two breakpoints to muddy the issue
Report Journeyman October 29, 2023 4:42 PM GMT
The housecat is back!

Yeah I see everyone is being a bit cautious about making picks in the new ATP comp.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 29, 2023 4:45 PM GMT
I'm monitoring Holger!

New TT thread up by the way since Cancun is starting tonight and all stuff from this week is already done.
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