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    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    I think that is precisely what his team is shooting for. He's started doing more and more serve and volley, even if he doesn't do it too often yet. But it's not something that will happen overnight. If you don't do it right, you opponent will make you look like a fool on the court. Plus, for...
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    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    I wouldn't know in the rain delay, but prior to that, I didn't notice anything. As I said, I was doing something else at the same time, but I'm quite sure I would have noticed because I was watching quite often. I see your point about his schedule, I checked it myself before replying, but that...
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    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    He didn't look ill, but the commentator I was listening to heard him at one point in the 2nd set, some time before the rain started, say towards his team that he no longer wanted to play. She thought he may have been mentally tired since he had played a lot lately, and that there might have been...
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    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    I don't recall the amount of double faults (I was doing something else while watching), but that didn't convince me either. I was hoping he was getting a little bit better at avoiding double faults when closing, but I also knew it was not exactly something he could fix in a short amount of time...
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    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    On the other hand, Felix may once again face a tired Tsitsipas.
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    Bianca Andreescu: under the radar but not for long!

    French network TVA Sports shows later stages of WTA tournaments. It has started at semifinals at times, but I think they changed the programming this week because I saw Bianca's match last night. This morning is going to be live. Originally, they were going to start the broadcast at rhe...
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    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    IMO, he will need to come out of another tournament with around 300 points, combined with a couple of wins at the mandatory tournaments. I would also love to see him in the top 16. He would be seeded all the time.
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    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    I'm sure that's his priority, but I wouldn't be surprised if it still took some time before we see a significant difference. His struggles on serve probably cost him an earlier entry into the top 100, as well. I'm not going to hold my breath for 6 months to a year. If it clicks sooner, that will...
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    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    I'm a bit confused. He was doing some sort of clinic with 5 to 10 years old children, then played a bit with some other people to raise money for the academy now owned by his father to develop young players. This was a one day even that had been planned for a long time. I suppose he might have...
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    2019 US Open Women's Final - (8.) SERENA Williams vs. (15.) BIANCA Andreescu

    I'm definetely not doing taxes for anyone else, don't worry. Looks like there were agreements or something I didn't know of and it was more complicated than what was reported in news article I had read here that had dealt with the subject, so thanks for the correction, but I was mainly trying to...
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    2019 US Open Women's Final - (8.) SERENA Williams vs. (15.) BIANCA Andreescu

    I think you are confusing her fitness trainer Virginie Tremblay, who did assume coaching duties but only in Aukland since her actual coach was unable to make the trip. Edit: but since you wonder, she played tennis as a junior, though maybe not at an international level. She consulted regularly...
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    2019 US Open Women's Final - (8.) SERENA Williams vs. (15.) BIANCA Andreescu

    No, because it was not earned in Canada. The Canadian player gets to keep everything that's left after the U.S. taxes were paid for. In other words, the money only gets taxed once, in the original country it was earned, and not in the country the player resides in. The reason why players often...
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    2019 US Open Women's Final - (8.) SERENA Williams vs. (15.) BIANCA Andreescu

    I'm not sure about agreements, but I have to assume that all governments have guidelines for pro athletes winning prize money in their country, and how tournaments manage the money, pretty much like any employer would. All players at the US Open, regardless of their nationality, have to pay...
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    2019 US Open Women's Final - (8.) SERENA Williams vs. (15.) BIANCA Andreescu

    The U.S. tournament can't. The U.S. government does. The Canadian government does it with the prize money at the Rogers Cup, just like the French government does at the French Open. Google it for yourself if you don't believe me.
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    Bianca Andreescu: under the radar but not for long!

    Not anymore, I would say it's very much the present.
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