2017 Shanghai - General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Charleneriva, Oct 5, 2017.

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Who will lift the Magnolia trophy?

Poll closed Oct 12, 2017.
  1. Nadal

    40.0%
  2. Federer

    40.0%
  3. Zverev

    4.6%
  4. Cilic

    1.5%
  5. Dimitrov

    3.1%
  6. Goffin

    1.5%
  7. Kyrgios

    3.1%
  8. Shapovalov?

    4.6%
  9. Del Potro

    1.5%
  10. Others

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    0.0%
  1. marc45

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  2. 3fees

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    Could Arc be a bot in disquise ?

    Cheers
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  3. ruerooo

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    So ... I take it you're not one of the fans who complains endlessly about seeing "the same old guys in the later rounds" and "we need some new blood".
     
  4. ruerooo

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    He gave Roger a few fits there in the first round of their match.
     
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    Gotta love Fed's interviews, not afraid to dish it out every now and again.
     
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    Pascal Giberné‏ @PascalGibBN 6h6 hours ago
    Pascal Giberné Retweeted Carole Bouchard

    Not impressed? You are being kind. He is, rightfully so, trashing our all system/tennisculture...
     
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    :)

    also Carole Bouchard

    Textbook Rafa : "I have already answered this question many times...", a sigh and he just does it all over again as if it was the first time
     
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    Amazing that Troicki has only made a single QF at Masters level before this week. Similar to the Cilic case before he won Cinci last year. Had never made a SF stage before that tournament.
     
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    That's what I thought when I made it. Just horrible match times for the Euros and for me match started at 2 a.m..:confused:
     
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  10. SeeingDusk

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    Absolutely not. My childhood dies when those guys all retire.
     
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    So young you are. ♪Forever young?

    My childhood died when Hingis retired. She was my first love. Then Fed and Rafa brought it back...
     
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    fedster served high numbers v murray at wimb sf in 2014/or15 ?. one of his best ever all round matches.
     
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  13. Charleneriva

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    Wimby 15 SF, 76%, 20 aces in 3 sets. Very impressive. But I mean how often his 1st serve % is in the 80++. Looks strange really in the stats.
     
  14. The Green Mile

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    Very rare I would imagine. Probably only a handful of times throughout his career. It would be cool to see stats on this.
     
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    That's what I thought when I looked at the stats. So I'm really curious. :)
     
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    Thanks a lot! I was actually swimming in there to find out. How did you count them out so fast? For some reason I can only view that site properly on my phone, not iPad and laptop and it's not convenient at all to copy those stats to google sheet and let it do the work.
     
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    You can make it list his top percentages first, and then it goes down from there. Just have to click the stat at the top, in this case it's "1stIn"
     
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    aaa I see :oops:. Inexplicable why I didn't think of it.

    So it's 7 matches now with the Dolgo match. Funny Rafa is on this list:

    [​IMG]
     
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    He beat Dimitrov in Beijing. Cilic could be trickier on a fast surface like Shanghai. Still, Rafa has a good chance to make final. More than 5% for sure.
     
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    I wanna be forever young. Do you want to live forever? :cool:

    That’s surprising considering how Hingis is around Fed’s age. She had a rather short career in comparison! I think the current young guns will keep it exciting after the veterans hang up their racquets. However, I don’t anticipate the excitement to match that of the 2000s-present. That’s a tall order!
     
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    Cilic beats Ramos in straights. First one through to the semis.
     
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    I know people are shoeing-in the Fedal final, but I think Del Potro has been the standout in the bottom half so far, and thus the slight favourite to make it over Roger.
     
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    Cilic's win over Ramos pushes him past Zverev in the live rankings meaning Cilic will reach a new career high of #4 on Monday.

    Has just one title in 2017 (ATP250) and just two top 10 wins.. that's not great.
     
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    Federer sweeping the courts himself. Who says he's arrogant? ;)
     
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    Federers whopping FH is prima already this match
     
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    Beautiful dropper.
     
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    Federers BH on place again as beg of season.
     
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    No match thread for the GOAT and his more talented* rival

    according to a lot of people with no ****ing clue about tennis
     
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    Ree-shard with a nice bh to save bp.
     
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    Gasquet's flat forehand is very underrated, but it is even more rare.
     
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    Let us know when Fognini beats Federer twice genius
     
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    Where is Ljubo? Did Roger sack him? :eek:
     
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    Just out, would have been a bullet winner...
     
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    Looking to finish this one within an hour!
     
  37. The_Order

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    WOW. So now I've seen Rafa's worst fh for the year in that 2nd set TB and just then, Roger's worst fh for the year. It wasn't a shank off the frame and it still didn't land anywhere near the court.
     
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    Lately, I've no confidence when Ljubo isn't around.I feel he really pushes Federer. Severin just comes across as too laid back in my opinion.
     
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    Now Roger's worst smash of the year...
     
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    Hopefully, Gasquet doesn't spring a surprise. He's beaten Federer twice (on clay).
     
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    Great get from Gasquet! Thought it was good volley as well...
     
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    Mistakerer in the house?
     
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    Ree-shard tried to be aggressive with the return but he hit it straight to Roger.

    He has the talent we've known this for years but his shot selection at times is really puzzling.
     
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    How has Federer not broken serve yet.
     
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    Let us know when you can make a post with any rationale
     
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    Gasquet has played solid tennis, Federer is playing really aggressive trying to keep the points short - making a few errors.
     
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    Let us know now.
     
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    Federer looking to get broken. Wonder why he chose to receive.
     
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    Sounded like Federer shouted, "Who wants some!" after that pont :D
     
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    Think he had break points at 1-1.
     

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