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    2020 USO Schedule Unchanged

    It was a definite shot at RG and understandably so. USO is loaded with Euro tourists who now will probably stay local and go to RG the following week. Now it’ll be a bunch of Long Islanders and drunken after work millennials.
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    Post Corona phase - Big 3 will never be the same

    What will banning this forum accomplish in a shelter in place situation?
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    Roland Garros moved to September - not a drill

    yes, if the draft were 75+
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    Bernie doing Bernie stuff

    Website says the match took 56 minutes. Wonder if Gulbis took the remaining four minutes to practice his serve or just let the next guys come on a little early.
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    Why Federer is almost certain to lose at W 2020

    Forever cursed to only have eight WImbledons
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    Federer is the greatest sportsman I ever saw

    Not to mention George the Animal Steele
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    All this talk about FO making changes...

    They said they’re keeping them at least one foot away from cell phones, but some say it doesn’t have an effect.
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    emil ruusuvuori will be bigger star than FAA or sinner

    I saw him play. He’s a nice guy. I asked him for an autograph for my daughter. He asked “How do you spell the name?” I said “L-i-s-a” He said “No, I meant mine.”
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    The legend of 40-15 lives on...

    Thought I was over it. Then Djokovic got to 40-15 match point today. Up one break. Made a fault. And I started thinking about it. Until Djokovic won right away on an extended rally. Very difficult.
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    Sympathies for Thiem

    It’s not about nice/mean. It’s about creativity. Every grand slam I’ve seen the big three play in, they do something I’ve rarely seen. Like Federer taking a half volley backhand down the line at AO17, or Novak whaling back a Fed first serve in 2011, or s & v tonight on second serve break...
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    Thiem a bad matchup for Novak?

    After Novak wins, he'll no doubt thank his Thiem. But it will soon be Thiem's time, which will be a Thiem theme in 20thiemy1.
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    Federer News

    I'm a Fed fan but I liked Djokovic's finger wag. It means he still considers him a threat. It's when he stops wagging his finger and does that condescending head tilt at the net when it's time to start worrying.
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    GreenSet Surface

    The new surface is fine. The three remaining men played clearly played the best this tournament. This isn’t ‘19 USO when Rafa won just because he got to everything.
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    Federer has four months to retire as the All Time Slams Leader

    But first a joke: There was a flood. A man went on the roof of his house. A raft came by. "Get in" said a man in the raft. The man on the roof replied "No thank you. God will save me." A motor boat came by. "Get in" said the driver. The man on the roof replied "No thank you. God will...
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    this doesn’t sit right

    It’s one thing to use Rafa to sell tickets and tv deals. That’s what he’s paid for. It’s another to sell special edition racquets for an event that Roger holds the rights to - where his doubles with Rafa is by far the biggest draw. It’s minor but it doesn’t sit right.
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    this doesn’t sit right

    Fed fan here, but I don’t like this...
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    Murray receives WC into Shanghai

    It'd be even better if he did.
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    Roof at Roland-Garros next year...

    Excellent! Now it's time to work on: - Lights - Missed calls due to archaic system of judge climbing from chair and looking at a mark from a half-hour ago. - Can't see the ball on TV due to the poor contrast between ball color and court color. - Starting too late in season, scrunching up three...
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    2019 has been the worst year for Fed fans

    Yeah, but if it makes you feel better (I know you're not a Fed fan), the shot he won AO 2017 against Nadal was in by less than that, and the serve he hit against Cilic to win his 20th was in by less than Nadal's. Yes, he would have probably beat Cilic anyway, but if he missed that easy...
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    Federer will win AO 2020 or Wimb 2020

    If he wants it, he can win. But I don't know if he wants it. He was barely on the practice courts at the USO - Rafa and Medvedev were on a lot. Yes, Fed was probably on a private court somewhere, but everybody else was using the USO facility having fun. He's resembled a zombie since...
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    A part of me really likes the idea of Rafa and Roger finishing in a tie

    A tie is the last thing I want and I'm a Fed fan. I can't think about this crap for the next five years (which is when I expect Rafa to stop playing and the tie becomes official). I'd rather Rafa just win the next two and get it over with, hopefully Earth will keep spinning. Rooting against...
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    Who will hold the Slam record in two years time?

    What’s this, a confident Fed fan? Where’s the “he’s 39”, “courts are molasses”, “Dimitrov played the match of his life”. . .etc
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    2019 has been the worst year for Fed fans

    Because Rafa believed and his box believed. Fed’s box looked like a funeral when it went to deuce in that 40-15 game.
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    Classy post from Djokovic...

    Great post. Only quibble, if it's "obvious" they hold each other in higher regard, why hedge with "probably"?
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    The U.S. Open is the WORST Grand Slam by far

    USO isn’t perfect but it has tennis at 1am local time frequently. How can you hate on that?
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    Kyrgios and Tomic fans. Gather here to support "Middle Finger Med"

    Me too. That dope Tom Rinaldi didn’t get the tenor of the moment at all. Med had to make sure he got his point across. Awesome night.
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    Hawkeye is a joke - Time for tennis tournaments to consider alternatives

    I think Hawkeye is fine. It’s not perfect but it’s unbiased and close enough. What’s needed is the stupid three challenge limit. If we have the tech to see whether it’s in or not, use it. Just have the screen say in or out, we don’t need the animation. Dimitrov lost a huge Point last night...
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    Time to mic the linespeople

    Can’t believe it’s come to this but with all the talking in the stands at USO Ashe, you can’t hear the lines calls half the time - even on tv. I’ve been there and sitting in the higher seats is like watching a match at a bar. If you tell people to quiet down (which always gets you funny looks...
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    US Open SF : (5) Daniil Medvedev vs Grigor Dimitrov

    Absolutely. That 'just getting the ball back' Med was playing in the TB won't work against Rafa. Up until then though it was a fantastic set of tennis.