The Donald

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by jaggy, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. stringertom

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    His name was William Wallace. Donald derives from the Gaelic tongue and means "great ruler".
     
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    No real surprise there. Number fifty against number five. Respectable showing but no shock at all.
     
  5. jaggy

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    By today's end The Donald could be the person everyone in USA USA USA is toasting.
     
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    I'm gutted that Donald wasn't subjected to a few verses of

    "Donald, Where's Your Troosers?"

    http://youtu.be/pDJflQfNUE8

    Obviously, wait until he's in his shorts first!:twisted:
     
  7. jaggy

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    Thread bump...taking care of biz, up 5-3 on PCB.
     
  9. Anaboles

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    About to serve to close it out in straights, 5 - 4 up...
     
  10. Fastpace Ace

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    Donald "trumped" his opponent today....(bah dum ching!)

    Great job!
     
  11. stringertom

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    Nice, efficient win...save the energy for the Chardy encounter in 2R.
     
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    Up a set and on serve in the second vs Chardy.
     
  13. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

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    And DY wins going away, 4&2!

    Could be playing a fellow lefty in 3R...some guy with questionable whereabouts!
     
  14. Harry_Wild

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    The Donald is going to play Rafa in the 3rd Rd!

    Still I am a fan of both players; I staying neutral and just watch the match.

    Not sure if they have played recently but I think the have cross path before. I sure Rafa won the match(s) previously.
     
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    IW'08, Nadal in straight sets.
     
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    Thank for the info!
     
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    Couldn't pick a better time to play him
     
  18. Rhino

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    Just watching this Don v Rafa match. If Young just had a little bit more belief he could prosper here. How many times has he broken Nadal already? Every time he breaks he can't consolidate his lead. He had more than enough chances to stay ahead and win the first set but he just chokes a tiny bit when the moment arrives.
    Nadal is not playing well at all. This is Don's best chance and all he has to do is be solid.
    Here he is again being broken back by Nadal in the second set. Young had game point, but moments later he double faults on a break point. Next thing you know Rafa is up 4-1. It makes me angry watching DY, he's just throwing it away.
     
  19. Harry_Wild

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    Yes, it is one of the things that separates the top 4 players from the rest of the field. Rafa just hung in there and let The Donald over play and miss hit the ball - especially on critical points. The Donald had everything speed, aggressiveness and shot placement against Rafa but just made too many errors at bad times in the games. Plus, Rafa can turn it up a level or two when he gets in trouble during the match and he just keeps fighting too!
     
  20. stringertom

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    Salutary thread bump...The Donald has advanced easily to 2R with Randy Lu retiring down 1-5 first set. Another shot at Murray awaits.
     
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    Went down a break, then immediatley rattled off 5 easy games on an apparently ailing Lu. Did Donald ask Lu, "You alright dawg?", when they shook hands?
     
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    tough loss for Young in the first round of Houston to Steve Johnson. both just missed being seeded.
     
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    Giving this thread a bump as he's finally playing again after a month. 1R against Dimitrov, should be interesting

    Lets go Donald
     
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    Clay is arguably his worst surface, imv
     
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    Oh, I'd like to see that. Is there a stream for that match?
     
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    The game is only scheduled for tomorow
     
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    I haven't seen a full OOP for Madrid. My bad.
     
  28. stringertom

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    Thread bump after the end of a sad Euroclay season for The Donald...0-3 without winning a set, including a retirement in Madrid. Hopefully, grass is kinder.:cry:

    Hopefully, OP will return to the forum...he is MIA since late March. Does anyone stay in contact with Jaggy???
     
  29. bigserving

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    Donald did not look good. Did not look fit or prepared to compete at a major event. Los of points to defend coming up shortly.
     
  30. stringertom

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    He's defending only one match win in three grass tourneys. His big push in '14 started in Washington at the end of July (SF) but he won only two matches the rest of the NA HC swing and only two more matches the rest of the year. That's not a huge tally before season's end to expand upon.
     
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    Same game, same strategy for the Don, but it worked to perfection today. Biggest win in his career? Congrats Donald. Well done.
     
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    Beats the Berdman, congrats.
     
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    Proud Duck, and rightfully so. Congrats, Donald! :)
     
  34. Rob_C

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    I'd say that was against Murray at IW in '11. I think he has a shot against Gulbis as well, mostly b/c Gulbis is a bit of a headcase, with an unreliable forehand.
     
  35. tacou

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    It was a great match on his part. No reason he can't beat Gulbis; consistency is the name of the game
     

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