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    2021 Italian Open - WTA 1000

    And she did it with only one leg!
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    Fabio Fognini [16] vs Parera Nadal [2] - Australian Open 2021 R4

    Sometimes the mother's surname is used instead, in colloquial speech. For example, if it's a relatively uncommon surname compared to the father's, since it sticks more. There are plenty of examples, like Zapatero (José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, former Spanish PM), Bardem (Javier Encinas Bardem...
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    Roland Garros 2020 Final: Novak Djokovic [1] vs Rafael Nadal [2]

    Bad day at the office for Nole, he forgot his first serve in his hotel room. Rafa played his best in this tournament, running after every ball like a rabbit and making crafty use of spin variation to throw off Djokovic's rhythm. That short slice BH to the middle of the court sure wasn't...
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    Roland Garros 2020 Final: Novak Djokovic [1] vs Rafael Nadal [2]

    That crafty slice BH mid-court to bring Nole to the net, it's working every time.
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    2020 French Open SF: [2] Rafa 'El Nadal' vs [12] Diego 'Shortman Shwartzman

    Diego stating that deschwartzmanning RG has to be earned.
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    2020 Roland Garros QF: Rafael 'Rafaello' Nadal v. Jannik 'the unrepentant' Sinner

    Sinner mostly checked out in the 3rd, probably a combination of lack of stamina and demoralization at the fact that, even playing better than Nadal, it was not enough to hit through him and keep the balls from coming back junked out. Denadalization denied, but the Schwartz Man looms in semis...
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    2020 Roland Garros QF: Rafael 'Rafaello' Nadal v. Jannik 'the unrepentant' Sinner

    Sinner can bring the heat and redirect the ball beautifully, but the big 3 are where they are because they are monster defenders, always able to put one more ball back in play. Yup, even Fed. Sinner shows promise, but I don't see him (or any next-genner, for that matter) adding that kind of epic...
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    2020 Roland Garros Mens QF: Dominic Thiem [3] vs Diego Schwartzman [12]

    RG got dethiemated. The Schwartz Man is on a roll.
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    ATP 1000: Italian Open 2020

    Denadalization unlocked!
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    Unfairity for Djokovic by US is biased against him.

    Much unfairity. Great sureshness.
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    Novak Djokovic's Second Response

    That post should be decorated with one of those gifs where the ball hits the lineswoman and she explodes and burns. The Applegate needs memes.
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    2020 US Open General Discussion (ATP)

    Exactly. Edberg's case was a freak accident, a one in a billion chance, but during match play everyone on the court knows balls are flying fast and knows to be prepared. In that situation the player can't be blamed, unless they clearly hit the ball on purpose towards someone. But outside match...
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    2019 US Open Men's Final :- [2] Rafael Nadal (Spain) v/s [5] Daniil Medvedev (Russia)

    It was a very entertaining, dramatic match, with a lot of ups and downs from both guys. Nadal at some points looked like he was going to puke and Daniil looked like he was wrestling with himself to keep the coolest poker face. However, going by the quality of tennis I wouldn't rate this one as...
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    2019 US Open Women's Final - (8.) SERENA Williams vs. (15.) BIANCA Andreescu

    Lolwut? It was a running gag that Nadal's winner speeches always started with the words "Sorry Roger". Did she say Jehovah? ;-)
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    USO 2019 SF: Nadal [2] vs. Berrettini [24]

    Aw! Berretini was Delpotring Nadal... Great fearhands and droppers, let's see if he can keep it up.
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    2019 US Open QF: (3) Federer vs Dimitrov

    Monfils to win USO 2019, just because it would be teh epic lulz. You heard it here first.
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    US Open 2019 4 R: Nadal (2) vs Cilic

    Weak era. :rolleyes: This is the stuff: Crowning moment of awesome: Safin-Lapentti, Montecarlo 2009. After blowing a 4-0 lead in the third, Safin casually throws his racquet slowly spinning and sliding over the clay court. On light contact with the bench, the racquet simply explodes in a...
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    US Open 2019 4 R: Nadal (2) vs Cilic

    Sasha does such a nice pronation when smashing the racquet! And that shoulder action! He must have practised for hours. Still a long way from Safin, though, the GRSOAT could crack a racquet just by looking at it funny.
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    Wimbledon 2019 Final: Novak Djokovic [1] vs Roger Federer [2]

    Nole cool as a cucumber. Maestro maestronian. There can only be one. The first set was one for the ages. AAAA+, would watch again.
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    2019 Wimbledon SF - [1.] Novak Djokovic vs. [23.] Roberto Bautista Agut

    I thought the sarcasm was obvious, I was commenting Bautista's S&V point to win his first serve game.
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    2019 Wimbledon SF - [1.] Novak Djokovic vs. [23.] Roberto Bautista Agut

    Claycourter Bautista claycourting dat green clay.
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    Safin vs Nadal - Roland Garros Final

    Safin is the racquet wrecking GOAT, he would have schooled Rafa 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 (racquets broken per set) on any surface.
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    2019 Roland Garros FINAL: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem

    Well, not a masters, but that Chennai final against Youzhny comes to mind. And AO'09 was a full day, but after a grueling 5-setter against Verdasco. These things don't happen that often that there is time for them to statistically even out, but I am sure there must be cases where one player or...
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    List of men to win a major title aged 33 or more in the Open Era

    Yep, at this point one has to wonder, because the numbers are getting beyond ridiculous. It seems that 30 has become the new 25, and these guys hit their primes just at the right moment. I have similar thoughts about The Beatles. They were an awesome pop band, but how much of their success and...
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    Tommy “Can You Hear Me” Robredo: True Tennis Warrior!

    On the other hand, it is great practice for the young guys before entering the big leagues: it gives them a taste of what is to come. If you can't beat old man Robredo, maybe you are still not ready. I wonder what the likes of Tommy get from it, though, it has to be weird for them to hang out...