2019 ATP Rome Masters

Champion


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I'm going to play contrarian and pick Zverev to win this.
Djokovic has nothing to prove so I'm not sure what his motivation is.
Nadal is STILL the favorite unless an injury comes to light.
Thiem is my sentimental favorite but I fear he will crash out early to some Lajovic type.
Fed is silly for playing this. He should be out playing on grass somewhere.
 
Why, he's still got a lot of tuning up to do before the French.
He can tune up on private courts in Switzerland. I just don't think the risk of injury or the excess wear and tear is justified given his bleak hopes of winning the FO.
He should be honing his grass game and working on strategies for taking out Djokovic in a hypothetical Wimbledon final.
 
He can tune up on private courts in Switzerland. I just don't think the risk of injury or the excess wear and tear is justified given his bleak hopes of winning the FO.
He should be honing his grass game and working on strategies for taking out Djokovic in a hypothetical Wimbledon final.
I don't have a strong view one way or the other, but I disagree.
First of all tuning up on private courts is NOT the same thing as match play.
Secondly, his game has never been one that made him prone to injuries.
Thirdly, he will not kill himself to win matches, he'll just go with the flow as he always does.
 
They supposedly got Gilles Muller commentating, nice... Anyone heard him yet? What's he like?
He’s been commentating on a few matches on TennisTV recently and thought he was good. His vocal tone and accent (excellent spoken English) are very listenable, his manner unassuming and his comments insightful. He only recited anecdotes about his own career if prompted by the other commentator, unlike Becker and his endless gushing “when I worked with Novak” stuff, but when he did they were interesting, such as his description of what it’s like to work with a sports psychologist. According to him, most top players have one, they have to know your game, and it’s fun. Who knew? Would like to hear more.
 

natalia

Professional
You know nothing, brother!!!
1. Rumor has it that rafi will have his wedding in June and I bet all his opponents are invited, Basil and Timmie incl. So..... they will not beat the groom, no!? They will tank.
Besides, as we all know:
2. Roger is just a mediocre weak era vulture (and rafi’s pigeon). Btw, he is in Rome only for the pasta.
3. Nole doesn’t care about masters. Nor about pasta (gluten!!!) Will tank.
As I said :

lol
 
Is Kyrgios going to be seeded in RG? If not he’s gonna be such an annoying and dangerous floater for anyone. I hope he’ll be seeded by the time Wimby comes around.
Don't worry, he won’t beat any really good player who could contest for the title anyway. His only hope is maybe beating Nadal in the first week. Djokovic or Federer (after he figured him out lately) won’t lose a set to him.
 
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