2020 St. Petersburg Open - General Discussion

Who wins?


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davced1

Hall of Fame
I was wrong the match is entertaining and Bublik makes it so. Jumping drop shot out of nowhere. Made me chuckle. Maybe I am a fan!
 

AM75

Hall of Fame
The med lad is done lad! Sucks on clay and even sucker on hc at home
Came here to write exactly the same. His 15 minutes is over. By the end of the next year he'll be playing challengers. The level of his tennis today was jaw-dropping bad. He has nothing to offer :(
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
Mad Lad will never not entertain me. From the gangly body which doesn't reflect his great movement, to his odd strokes, to his passion/anger. I laughed when he busted up his racquet right after shaking Reilly's hand.

Reilly got that big boy easy power. Nice win.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Shapo really wants someone thrown out of the arena, and at first suggests he won't play till the person is out, but eventually accepts the umps urge to play on.

No idea who he was shouting at, just some out-of-control fan I suppose.
 

USO

Hall of Fame
Shapovalov is taking a medical time-out and it’s obvious that it’s strategy while Rublev is on a good run and is serving at 4-3 in the final set. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with him I’ve been watching the match what a joke.
 

WYK

Hall of Fame
To be honest this is a failure from the umpire. It's an international game and you cannot expect all players to understand idioms like "on your own time" easily. In cases like this, as an umpire you have to be as clear as possible. In this case, he should've said "if you take longer than X it will cost you a point, longer than Y costs you a game". It's poor communication to leave it up to interpretation.
This. Lopez looked the ump right in the eye and asked 'What does this mean?! I dunno what this means?!' And he got no answer except for a repeat of. So, of course, he became upset. The ump could have simply said 'there is a 3 minute rest period' or some such, because some ATP codes state this for sets etc. Having said it, I can't find anything hard-coded regarding time for bathroom breaks. Only a 'reasonable time' is quoted in ATP rules, with an allowance of 1 break for 3 sets and 2 for five.

Here's the thing, tho, unlike about all other sports that last longer than 90 mins, tennis has no real breaks. There is no 15 min quarter or semester or period. It is a fairly rushed game. I'm not a big fan of it, and I am sort of looking forwards to Djoker retiring so the shot clock can go back to a warning for the first violation, at the discretion of the ump once again. But because of this, I think allowing a fairly generous and 'reasonable' bathroom break is only fair. Ivashka was savaged by that ump. And let's not forget the other player got the same rest, too. There's no advantage there unless they had a masseuse and hot shower and cocaine in that bathroom break.
 

EllieK

Hall of Fame
Was really looking forward to an all-Canadian final. Now it'll be a bore. Will not watch.
I’m sure they will get along with the match no matter who’s watching. I will be watching it as I always do. I have Rublev pegged for this one but it will likely go three.
 

prairiegirl

Hall of Fame
I wanted an all Canadian finall too. This one was there for Denis to win. It was on his racket. I don't know what happened in the game where he had all those DF's but that's unacceptable at this level. He's in the top 12s now and if he wants to be top 10 this has to stop. Also, he needs to stop mentally dropping matches. Sometimes he's so mentally tough and other times it's like he can't hold on. I'm sure it's a process as he's made a lot of progress. Still not there yet.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Rubylev seeking a fourth title in this very abbreviated season. If he grabs it he will have 4 trophies out of 11 entries and a 34-7 record.
 

Musterrific

Semi-Pro
I wanted an all Canadian finall too. This one was there for Denis to win. It was on his racket. I don't know what happened in the game where he had all those DF's but that's unacceptable at this level. He's in the top 12s now and if he wants to be top 10 this has to stop. Also, he needs to stop mentally dropping matches. Sometimes he's so mentally tough and other times it's like he can't hold on. I'm sure it's a process as he's made a lot of progress. Still not there yet.
Match fixing?? He was cruising, looked untouchable, leading 40-0 on serve in that game, then for no reason tosses in 4 double faults in that single game - it's inexplicable.
 

Patriots

Rookie
What’s the shocker, Rublev is higher ranked and has had overall the more consistent season.

With Dennis it’s pretty much as he always is, flashy, streaks of good tennis but erratic.
 

Slowtwitcher

Hall of Fame
Match fixing?? He was cruising, looked untouchable, leading 40-0 on serve in that game, then for no reason tosses in 4 double faults in that single game - it's inexplicable.

Of course not! Everyone knows that match-fixing only happens at obscure tournaments involving low level players.
 

James P

Legend
Match fixing?? He was cruising, looked untouchable, leading 40-0 on serve in that game, then for no reason tosses in 4 double faults in that single game - it's inexplicable.
Of course not! Everyone knows that match-fixing only happens at obscure tournaments involving low level players.
Uh, a guy chasing down his first ATP Finals is....match fixing?

Go home, you're drunk.
 

romeo8880

G.O.A.T.
I wanted an all Canadian finall too. This one was there for Denis to win. It was on his racket. I don't know what happened in the game where he had all those DF's but that's unacceptable at this level. He's in the top 12s now and if he wants to be top 10 this has to stop. Also, he needs to stop mentally dropping matches. Sometimes he's so mentally tough and other times it's like he can't hold on. I'm sure it's a process as he's made a lot of progress. Still not there yet.
He’s literally NEVER mentally tough. That’s his weakness, and the reason he has a psychologist to try and fix it.
 

Wander

Professional
FAA disappoints in the big moments :/.

Zverev is just a better player too apart from occasional lapses and 2nd serve woes.
 
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