SAP Open 2013

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Who will win the SAP Open

  1. Raonic

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    42.3%
  2. Isner

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. Querrey

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    19.2%
  4. Other

    6 vote(s)
    23.1%
  1. librarysteg

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    No thread for this yet or did I miss it? Looks like Hewitt is about to start against Kavcic. It would be nice to see Hewitt have at least one really good tournament this year. This seems like one where he's got a decent shot.
     
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    Raonic for 3 peat.
     
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  3. Moose Malloy

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  4. jonnyjack

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    Sad this is the last year. I was going to go Wednesday night to watch Dolgopolov and then he withdrew! Selling my tickets now, haha. Isner and Haas is not worth $50 to me!
     
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    The two giant servers at opposite ends of the draw...if form holds true they better issue catcher masks to everybody sitting down close behind the baselines for that final!
     
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  6. Zildite

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    Darn it was one of my favourite 250’s of 2011. Milos’ first title, Verdasco’s 12yo boy comment, great quality Veetle (?) stream with Ken Thomas commentary. Now ending, too bad.
     
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  7. vive le beau jeu !

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    nice comeback for hewitt to get a 1st win vs kavcic in 3 matches !
    he was losing 63 31, break point... and won 3-6, 6-4, 7-6. :)
    will the event be played in another location next year, or simply erased from the calendar ?
     
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  8. Nostradamus

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    Very surprised to see that Live tennis.tv doesn't have coverage for this. and the tournament site doesn't have LIve Cam coverage either. They did in the years past. Not sure what happened ?
     
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  9. Moose Malloy

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    'Sharks Sports & Entertainment also own a 500-level tournament in Memphis that also has a women’s event with it. When a group from Brazil made a lucrative offer to buy that tournament, the Sharks decided to move the San Jose event to Memphis because of better logistics.'

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/20...pares-to-say-goodbye-to-sap-open-mens-tennis/
     
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  10. vive le beau jeu !

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    not sure to get it...
    so the memphis tournament moves to brazil (where ?), and the san jose tournament moves to memphis ?
     
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  11. jonnyjack

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    Yeah, as Moose Malloy mentioned in his post. Essentially, San Jose 250 moves to Memphis as a 250. The current combined men's/women's Memphis tourney moves to Rio where it will be a 500 tourney for the men. That's the info I got from articles I read a few months back.
     
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  12. jonnyjack

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    This is why they're moving, you can hear crickets in there.

    https://twitter.com/SAPOpenTennis/status/301025258868191232/photo/1

    Granted, that was the final round of qualifying at 9:30am on a Monday. Last year was the first year that qualifying was scheduled during the week but I think they also reduced the draw from 32 to 28 but still. No one wants to pay to see qualifying matches.
     
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  13. vive le beau jeu !

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    ok, thx guys for the info. :)

    will be interesting to see how they schedule all this: if they don't change anything there could be 2 straight tournaments played in brazil...

    and what about the surface ? sao paulo is an indoor clay event... what would be rio played on ?
    (anything to do with olympic facilities, by the way ?)
     
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  14. jonnyjack

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    No idea for these questions. I'll be checking the schedule in 2014 to find out myself. :)

    Rooting for Milos and the Bryan brothers to win the final SAP Open! (The Bryan brothers played college tennis at nearby Stanford and they have never won the SAP Open, hope they do it this year!)
     
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  15. Beryl

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    Rio will be clay and Acapulco will change to hard court to preserve the surfaces. Delray and Memphis will both be moved a week back to allow Acapulco to be become the finale of this pre-IW/Miami NA hardcourt swing. Rio takes Acapulco's place as the 500 event of the Golden Swing.

    So essentially, San Jose becomes Memphis, Memphis becomes Acapulco, and Acapulco becomes Rio.
     
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  16. stringertom

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    Good win for Smyczek...could play Ivo next, whom he beat in Melbourne.
     
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  17. Duncan Bell

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    I'm only really excited about seeing DYoung in this event, everyone else is a bit meh.
     
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    Yes. Donald Young > Lleyton Hewitt. :shock:
     
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  19. Duncan Bell

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    I mean in terms of how interested I am in seeing them, not in terms of current level...I should've been clearer :oops:
     
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  20. vive le beau jeu !

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    all this makes some sense "geographically", at least.
    good operation for acapulco, i think... they might get more top players by switching to hard court. :)
     
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  21. Relinquis

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    i think tournaments like these should stream online on their main site. the more people tune in, talk about the tournament, remember the odd trick shot or upset the more likely it is for people to actually want to see it live.
    it will also help give the sponsors more bang for their buck.

    OR... change the surface to grass so it isn't just another, also ran, 250 event!
     
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  22. GRANITECHIEF

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    SAP open did stream it live on their site last year or the year before, it was high quality too. Too bad they canned the stream.

    What up with the young americans going down in droves, Harrison, Sock and Sweeting out early. At least Smyzeck moves through. Now its up to him, Isner, Sam Q, Young/Russel, Johnson to represent!
     
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    Gotta root for the scrappy Smyczek. I'm fast becoming a fan of this guy.
     
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    He outplayed Ferrer for a set and a half at the Aussie.
     
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  25. stringertom

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    Johnson's win over Ivo (3rd set TB) sets up an interesting contrast in styles and stories with him and Smee.

    Johnson has the serve/FH combo associated with the "tall American" syndrome. He honed the skills in NCAA competition.

    Smyczek took the opposite route, going straight from junior tennis onto the Futures and Challenger circuits. Quick and dogged would be a couple of adjectives to describe his game.

    They played in Maui last month...Smee took it 3 and 3.

    This one should be closer...I like the indoor setting to give Johnson a slight edge.
     
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  26. Ellipses

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    Pospisil playing Isner very well. Took the first set to a tiebreak and just got a break in the second.
     
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  27. Ellipses

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    Wow, Pospisil takes the second set 6-2, breaking twice. Didn`t expect that.
     
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  28. romeo8880

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    Really can't stand the tennis channel. Show matches that already took place instead of showing live action.
     
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  29. Ellipses

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    SAP website is streaming it?
     
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    why did they stop doing the LIVE video cam ? Is it due to lack of budget ?
     
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  31. GRANITECHIEF

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    No streaming on SAP site. Check it out on ***************

    Querrey v hewitt should be fun.
     
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  32. romeo8880

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    I wonder how much Smyczek is getting paid to throw the match against Johnson.
     
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  33. stringertom

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    Did you bet a bit on Smee, Romeo? I'm sorry you ignored my advice from above post.
     
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  34. romeo8880

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    I should have listened to your advice. Luckily my large bet on Kvitova made me win for the day. She almost gave me a stroke though lol.
     
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  35. stringertom

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    You might be wise in investing in a pacemaker if you're regularly touting the WTA!
     
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  36. tipsytennis

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    Querrey only just managed to hold that set in the end. Somehow lost it midway through there.
     
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  37. tipsytennis

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    He played awful that match, especially considering his performance against Verdasco, looked like two different players. Dissapointed in Tim :neutral:
     
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    poor stream quality everywhere from SJ
     
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  39. romeo8880

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    Querrey just dropped a set to Falla. Wow.
     
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  40. GRANITECHIEF

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    Sam with a nice break, serving for match, ace #18 ! Go!!!! Samarai!
     
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  41. GRANITECHIEF

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    Ace 19, MP!! Go Sam!

    DF what!@

    Ace 20, MP #2!

    There it is!! Semi's here we go! Bring on Raonic!
     
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  42. jaggy

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    I just saw the twins lost to Hewitt in the dubs, whats up with that
     
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  43. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    Querrey vs Raonic sounds like the most boring match of 2013. :p
     
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  44. pound cat

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    Raonic/Isitmin was streamed on the 3 different sites I looked at (2 usual streaming sites and an English betting site) What a joke that streaming was, Compressed, blurry, erratic sound...unwatchable. Then I went to the SAP site. Aha I thought. Now I can see it. Yes, clear and good sound for 10 minutes, Then it became jerky, the sound was in and out.. what a joke. They should have shown nothing rather than this ...what a mess....GO Milos....he overwhelmed Istimin as the match went on. Lots of net work and the ground strokes were pretty good as was his serve.
     
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    Serve and forehand from both players. Points ending quickly!
     
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  46. pound cat

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    No way. Raonic played a pretty well flawless set, the best I've seen him play since he started the ATP ciecuit.
     
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  47. Zildite

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    So Milos has never lost a set at this tournament, looking good to keep it that way so far.
     
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  48. pound cat

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    As the commentators said, "Raonic played a perfect match. It was impeccable."
     
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  49. jaggy

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    Milos is the best player on the continent
     
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    Micky tu esti mai? Din Neculce? Adi ce mai face?

    Marian
     
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