2020 Mexican Open (Acapulco) - ATP 500

Who gets the title?

  • Félix Auger-Aliassime

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  • Grigor Dimitrov

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dušan Lajović

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Milos Raonic

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other player

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    32
  • Poll closed .
Has anyone noticed the statue-like models that stand behind the player's seats? Nadal looked like he asked one a question about a water bottle or something before his match and she didn't flinch, just stood there and looked straight ahead.
I swear one was so still I thought she might be a mannequin for a moment!
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I’m looking forward to the 2R matchup between Fritz and Humbert, two young ones who took decidedly different paths into top 40. Humbert is the later bloomer but has a lot of potential while Fritz struggles to match the potential he showed much earlier.
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
Booing the defending champ because he's injured??? Real classy.
Whilst some defending champs are entitle to be offended simply if the opponent (who just happens to be the most popular player in the history of the sport) gets more support, I think it's deemed okay to boo a an injured player if his name is Kyrgios.
 

vladisimo

Semi-Pro
Whilst some defending champs are entitle to be offended simply if the opponent (who just happens to be the most popular player in the history of the sport) gets more support, I think it's deemed okay to boo a an injured player if his name is Kyrgios.
oh a fed fanboy having a dig at probably djokovic ? How surpising.
 
According to the highlights Nadal was totally awful against Andujar. So many misses on easy shots. The first decent opponent will destroy him.
 

zvelf

Professional
According to the highlights Nadal was totally awful against Andujar. So many misses on easy shots. The first decent opponent will destroy him.
Truly, whatever fragile Nadal you have in your mind and the 19-major winning 2019 #1 player Nadal in everyone else's reality are two completely different things.
 
I saw this match, he just started off slowly which is understandable. Rafa continued to improve as the match went on. He should win this event IMO.
Here are the highlights I saw. I mean, what the hell was that game at 5-2 in the first set? Like 5 terrible unforced errors. He also dropped serve in the second set. He is not winning anything by playing like this.


Edit: Well, they already deleted the highlights.
 
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Deleted member 763691

Guest
Why is Nadal playing this tournament? Nothing matters for him until the clay season.

As usual, he will end up overplaying and injuring himself. Except this year, he will probably falter in Paris at the French Open.
Rafa doesn't falter at the French Open, so no chance of that :)
He'd have to be a completely different player (like 2015) to lose at the French Open!
Plus he doesn't get injured anymore, or very rarely, so no harm in playing Mexico.
 

Hitman

Hall of Fame
Here are the highlights I saw. I mean, what the hell was that game at 5-2 in the first set? Like 5 terrible unforced errors. He also dropped serve in the second set. He is not winning anything by playing like this.


Edit: Well, they already deleted the highlights.
LOL - Great highlights.
 

Hitman

Hall of Fame
Lol, they deleted it a minute after I posted it here. Anyway, I'm sure there are more of them. A really pathetic game at 5-2.
Nadal overall played fine for this first match, I saw the whole thing. He actually started off slow, couldn't get his timing right, however once he got that timing right, his confidence grew and he was covering the court better also. It wasn't a picture perfect performance, but it wasn't atrocious either. He ended strong.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
All those 6’6” and taller: seek lessons on second serves! Isner leads his match 6-3 5-5 despite his 7 DFs. DoubleZedFault has 7 and trails 3-6 1-2.
 
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