2021 ATP METZ - Moselle Open

Who will win the Moselle Open???

  • Hubert Hurkacz

    Votes: 6 26.1%
  • Pablo Carreno Busta

    Votes: 3 13.0%
  • Gael Monfils

    Votes: 3 13.0%
  • Alex de Minaur

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • Lorenzo Sonego

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • Ugo Humbert

    Votes: 2 8.7%
  • Karen Khachanov

    Votes: 2 8.7%
  • Nikoloz Bashilashvili

    Votes: 2 8.7%
  • Other = please specify in thread

    Votes: 3 13.0%

  • Total voters
    23

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
The top eight seeds are:

Hubert Hurkacz
Pablo Carreno Busta
Gael Monfils
Alex de Minaur
Lorenzo Sonego
Ugo Humbert
Karen Khachanov
Nikoloz Bashilashvili

Other players are:

Gregoire Barrerre, Vasek Pospisil, Andy Murray, Alex Rinderknech, Giron, Richard Gasquet, Mager, Davidovich Fokina, Gilles Simon, Marco Cecchinato, Marton Fucsovics, Pedro Martinez, Alexei Popyrin - and qualifiers tbd... Loads of great first round matchups!
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Teen Rune has split sets with the ancient Kohlschreiber in qualies final round. The kid is growing up the hard way after staying away from HCs all year until USO. This kickoff of his autumn schedule is reminiscent of Tsitsipas in 2017, who qualified in Metz before having a great run a month later In Antwerp a s his breakout result.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
Watching the Basilashvili-Mager match at the moment. Some really good players are at this tournament! Looking forward to how this tournament unfolds!
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
Sonego defeated Fucsovics today. Basilashvili, Rune, Pospisil, Gojowczyk, Muller and Schnur also won their matches.

Tomorrow's matches: Ymer vs Struff; Rinderknech vs Giron; Khachanov vs Muller; Cecchinato vs Kohlschreiber; Davidovich Fokina vs Simon; Humbert vs Murray; and Popyrin vs Rune.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
Khachanov, Rune, Kohlschreiber, Ymer, and Giron have all won their matches today.

Davidovich Fokina and Simon are in a fierce battle in their match, with SImon having won the tiebreak in the first set and they are on serve at 4-3 in the second set.

Humbert takes on Murray to finish off today's matches.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
Khachanov, Rune, Kohlschreiber, Ymer, and Giron have all won their matches today.

Davidovich Fokina and Simon are in a fierce battle in their match, with SImon having won the tiebreak in the first set and they are on serve at 4-3 in the second set.

Humbert takes on Murray to finish off today's matches.
Davidovich Fokina won the second set tiebreak and then won the third set easily to advance to the next round.

Murray took 3 sets to win his match.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
Tomorrow there are still two Round of 32 matches: Gojowczyk vs Hoang; and Pouille vs Schnur

There are 3 round of 16 matches: Sonego vs Rune; Pospisil vs Murray (I wonder why he is playing two days in a row? This might be a mistake...); and Ymer vs Carreno Busta. (Go, Pablo!)
 

Kralingen

Legend
A Sonego scalp would be an excellent win for Rune.

on serve up 3-2 in the 3rd.

kid is no joke, certainly no mug. Hope he can pull it out.
 

fundrazer

Legend
De Minaur has been struggling a lot since covid. I don't even think he's managed 5 wins since he started playing again. Going to check the #s now....

1-6 since he won Eastbourne. Lost first round of Wimby then tested positive. Sooooo he's 1-5...
 

Kralingen

Legend
De Minaur has been struggling a lot since covid. I don't even think he's managed 5 wins since he started playing again. Going to check the #s now....
I never thought he was any good tbh so was kind of shocked to see how high he rose in rankings.. he did win that grass tournament but basically gets no free points on serve so might be breaking down a bit. I think he is at a disadvantage against basically any player with consistent power.

I do think any sort of niggle or discomfort in his movement will hurt him disproportionately to other guys, given how much he relies on his speed.
 

fundrazer

Legend
I never thought he was any good tbh so was kind of shocked to see how high he rose in rankings.. he did win that grass tournament but basically gets no free points on serve so might be breaking down a bit. I think he is at a disadvantage against basically any player with consistent power.

I do think any sort of niggle or discomfort in his movement will hurt him disproportionately to other guys, given how much he relies on his speed.
I actually think he has a decent serve for his height. Gets good pop out of it, but yeah he's not going to serve his way out of trouble too often. And good point about his movement being so critical. I don't think he's necessarily that great either, but I admire how much effort he puts in.

Also did we get trolled by Fedace, because Pouille is playing Hurkacz right now and it's a slaughter. If I realized that match was actually happening it's another I would have went on.
 

fundrazer

Legend
Trainer out for Niko. Not really sure what the issue is, although he was gesturing at his chest or something? Looks like he's going off court for MTO now.
 

fundrazer

Legend
Unbelievable how many routine forehands I've seen Basilashvili roll crosscourt into the net. Trying to hook them too wide and short over the net I guess, but he's missed way too many.
 
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