Talk Tennis Guru
Finally, after a prolonged post-USO exo-season, the most prestigious fall tournament has come upon us. Who will end up victorious?
I suspect the choice was rather between working extra hours during the holiday silly-season, or participating in valuable extracurriculars with Parliament Member Marat. That choice was never in doubt.Gulag, not dacha, for Angrey Andrey!
Komrade Vlad is disappoint Angrey Andrey will now enter AO'18 not as part of the vanguard but as a seedless serf.I suspect the choice was rather between working extra hours during the holiday silly-season, or participating in valuable extracurriculars with Parliament Member Marat. That choice was never in doubt.
Москва слезам не верит (Moscow does not believe in tears).
Agreed in all points. Very intelligent player, good variations. And he is talented too, with good sensibility on the ball. And kind of unique style, with very short FH movement, which hides well shot, and ideal for fast court game. Interesting serve with different positioning for 1st and 2nd serve. And one very important thing that bothers many players. He is a leftie. I think he has space to muscle up a bit. He can be a stable top 20 player.Many people dislike Mannarino, but I semi-like his game. He knows how to play the mental games. He is diligent. He is wise. He takes advantage of other players' style. While he isn't the strongest athletic player....he uses his brain. All is fair in love and war. Right?? or not??
What a choke from Manny. Haven't seen the match, and I don't think I ever saw Berankis play. Just saw now he is ranked 169. Excelent win for him, we don't often see a player with than kind of rank reach a ATP 250 final.Very surprised Mannarino lost to Berankis in the semis getting handed a breadstick in the decider too (any injury problems reported?)!
Two first time finalists in Moscow then and only the 2nd ATP final for Berankis (played his first back in 2012 in Los Angeles but got heavily beaten by Querrey). The in-form Dzumhur, already a maiden titlist this season, has to be the favourite!