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  1. Alba Barragan

    Why are there no all time greats below the age of 30?

    Well, what about figure skating and gymnastics? Those sports are international and are still dominated by young people. Young people that's particularly active in social media btw.
  2. Alba Barragan

    Sascha already making excuses

    Here's the full quote: It was taken so out of context. Most of the things he said make total sense, and it doesn't sound as if he were making any excuses. The effort some people put to mess up this guy's image is ridiculous.
  3. Alba Barragan

    Sascha already making excuses

    From Zverev's IG: :unsure:
  4. Alba Barragan

    Federer wants ATP and WTA to merge into one governing body

    It's not just about Serena. The likes of Osaka, Gauff and company already have more star power than say, Zverev, Tsitsipas and Medvedev (and I say this as a fan of those guys). And at the end of the day, big figures are the ones that fill stadiums and raise the viewers. The ATP will need some of...
  5. Alba Barragan

    2020 Australian Open SemiFinal :- [5] Dominic Thiem v/s [7] Alexander Zverev

    I really think so as well! I'm not gonna lie, Z has improved so much in such little time, I'm a bit afraid this will only be a temporary thing :unsure: But hopefully, he'll prove me wrong and stay in this path. At least, for now, he has a good cushion of confidence to build on the rest of his...
  6. Alba Barragan

    2020 Australian Open SemiFinal :- [5] Dominic Thiem v/s [7] Alexander Zverev

    This is probably the match result I care about the least. Zverev is my favorite, but Thiem is playing so well and seems to be such a nice person I'll be super happy with any of them winning. :giggle: (y)
  7. Alba Barragan

    Thank you, and you're welcome! @Azure :D (y)

    Thank you, and you're welcome! @Azure :D (y)
  8. Alba Barragan

    Beyond the moon! First GS semifinal :love:(y)

    Beyond the moon! First GS semifinal :love:(y)
  9. Alba Barragan

    Zverev in the AO QFs

    Don't worry, I've seen so much worse in this forum when it comes to Z. This joke at least made me laugh a bit :giggle:
  10. Alba Barragan

    2020 Australian Open QF :- [7] Alexander Zverev vs [15] Stanislas Wawrinka

    Zverev in whatever sets are necessary. :notworthy:
  11. Alba Barragan

    8 Players remaining - Who you gonna root for?

    Zverev = Federer (my ideal final :love:) Raonic Thiem Wawrinka Djokovic Nadal Sandgren
  12. Alba Barragan

    Over 40,000 tickets sold for Federer/Zverev match in Mexico

    Zverev made super clear he wasn't going to take part in this new Davis Cup ever since the new format was announced. He rejected both its place in the season, the lack of best of 5, lack of home and away ties, and overall the drastic changes to the oldest event in tennis. In his words: “I hope...
  13. Alba Barragan

    Over 40,000 tickets sold for Federer/Zverev match in Mexico

    If anyone is interested in watching the match, one of Mexico's public channels will broadcast the event live and for free. Here's the channel's official stream (you may need a VPN for this one): https://www.tvazteca.com/azteca7/peliculas/envivo
  14. Alba Barragan

    Andy Murray pleads for crowd to show up for Davis Cup

    You're right, I didn't. I just saw that post and a valid point on how the Davis Cup is struggling with selling tickets. Which isn't a rumor made up from anonymous Fed devotees, but real people actually assisting to the event:
  15. Alba Barragan

    Andy Murray pleads for crowd to show up for Davis Cup

    I don't think @tennisaddict is trying to take a dig at Rafa in particular, but at the Davis Cup overall. We all know Rafa, Nole and Andy fans will always show up and fill stadiums when their idols are playing. But this isn't the case with other players and teams, at least judging by the images...
  16. Alba Barragan

    Has Davis Cup fallen off the radar ?

    I wonder why you're so selective when it comes to sharing content? :unsure: Yes, Zverev said he didn't wanted to play a tournament at the end of a season (which btw is different to an exho). But he also said very clearly he didn't want to play in this new Davis Cup 'cause he didn't see it as the...
  17. Alba Barragan

    What generation is Thiem part of?

    I actually like the "LoneWolf Gen" term much more. Maybe not now, but in a few years, when everything about the Next Gen is more clear and well defined, we'll need a name for those players caught between two generations. For example, I personally find it hard to place players like Thiem, even...
  18. Alba Barragan

    What generation is Thiem part of?

    Yeah, and he was never put in the same conversation as Dimitrov, Roanic and company, so I'll give you that. Age wise I see him closer to the Lost Gen, but results wise he seems more like a Next Gen... idk it's always so confusing with these transition era children o_O
  19. Alba Barragan

    What generation is Thiem part of?

    But he's closer in age to someone like Dimitrov than to someone like Medvedev, Khachanov, Chung, etc. who are officially the first NextGen. :unsure:
  20. Alba Barragan

    What generation is Thiem part of?

    I see the Next Gen as born from 1996/1997 onwards. So that'd make him a late Lost Gen. But that's me, so who knows.
  21. Alba Barragan

    Fed and Latin America Exhos

    You're so so lucky. Treasure it as much as you can and have fun! :)(y)
  22. Alba Barragan

    Fed and Latin America Exhos

    Makes me sad. This was my best chance to finally see him live and I won't be there :cry:
  23. Alba Barragan

    I'm afraid Fed will end up with losing h2h vs nextgen with most players

    Kinda agree with this but that last part... nah, that's being way too optimistic.
  24. Alba Barragan

    I'm afraid Fed will end up with losing h2h vs nextgen with most players

    The concept of talent is so weird in this forum. I'd believe an immense amount of talent would be necessary to be one of the 10-20 best in the world at what you do. Just because these guys aren't Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, etc. doesn't mean they're talentless.
  25. Alba Barragan

    Wow: what a moment from Osaka

    You can be shy and struggle making friends yet still be capable of doing nice things when the occasion merits it. Sometimes people gain more courage to do great displays of friendliness during complex situations than on a daily basis. Kvitová said in an interview this year that she has noted a...
  26. Alba Barragan

    Wow: what a moment from Osaka

    No, it's okay for you to point that out. And it's also okay for her to be like that. There's nothing wrong with being terribly competitive in a competition and super friendly in your everyday life.
  27. Alba Barragan

    Which underdog would be your favourite to win USO?

    In order of preference: ATP: 1. Zverev 2. Rublev 3. Dieguito WTA: 1. Wang 2. Townsend 3. Vekic
  28. Alba Barragan

    Wow: what a moment from Osaka

    You should read what Coco said after the match. She gave a good explanation of why what happened was remarkable. What Naomi did is precisely what marks what a good athlete is: ruthless and competitive on the court, but gracious and friendly once the match is over.
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