2021 BNP Paribas Open ATP M1K, October 5-17

2021 Fall Edition Champion


  • Total voters
    38
  • Poll closed .

Bubcay

Professional
Zverev and Monfils getting ready to start their match... Should be an interesting one if Monfils has a good day....
 

EllieK

Hall of Fame
Tsitsipas goes through... I hope he wins the whole tournament now....
Zverev is more likely I think. Although I’ve always appreciated his game and the aggressive way he plays, I gained more respect for Tsitsi after seeing him in person at Laver Cup. He’s nice to watch.
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
Not talked about as much, Tsitsipas has a better chance of overcoming Medvedev for #2 in the world than Medvedev has of overcoming Djokovic now. I still like the Mad Lad's chances with Paris and Turin coming up, but it's certainly not set in stone that he finishes #2.
 

Bubcay

Professional
Zverev is more likely I think. Although I’ve always appreciated his game and the aggressive way he plays, I gained more respect for Tsitsi after seeing him in person at Laver Cup. He’s nice to watch.
I really feel sorry for him. He got some really bad press (sort of deservingly) but seems to be in his own world - not always compatible with the 'real world. He can play some good tennis though and I hope the rest of the tournament is truly competitive...
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
Not talked about as much, Tsitsipas has a better chance of overcoming Medvedev for #2 in the world than Medvedev has of overcoming Djokovic now. I still like the Mad Lad's chances with Paris and Turin coming up, but it's certainly not set in stone that he finishes #2.
Zverev could also squash that hope and even overcome Tsitsipas for #3. A SF meeting could be the defacto final if we assume the winner beats best of Hurkacz/Dimi/Norrie/Schwartzman. The difference between a SF and a F is 240. The difference between a SF and a title is 640 points. Zverev is a little over 550 points behind Tsitsipas in the Race, a little over 1000 points behind in the Rankings.
 

EllieK

Hall of Fame
Zverev could also squash that hope and even overcome Tsitsipas for #3. A SF meeting could be the defacto final if we assume the winner beats best of Hurkacz/Dimi/Norrie/Schwartzman. The difference between a SF and a F is 240. The difference between a SF and a title is 640 points. Zverev is a little over 550 points behind Tsitsipas in the Race, a little over 1000 points behind in the Rankings.
Isn’t it possible that Zverev could leapfrog both Tsitsipas and Medvedev for the #2 spot?
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
Zed finally added the net approach to his game when he hits an
aggressive/troubling shot to the corner.
But he needs to work on his volleying skills. :(
 

mightyjeditribble

Hall of Fame
Zverev and Tsitsipas both haven't been entirely convincing in some of their matches this tournament. Still, you'd expect them to come through their QFs and face off in the semis. That could be interesting.

Top half is more open. Hurkacz the favourite now, but after Dimitrov's performance against Med, who knows?
 

BGod

Legend
Dimitrov has a real shot of winning this thing now. Really easy path to the final now though he'll need another top effort to beat Zverev or Tsit.
 

EllieK

Hall of Fame
Dimitrov has a real shot of winning this thing now. Really easy path to the final now though he'll need another top effort to beat Zverev or Tsit.
I would absolutely love to see Grigor win this. His game is beautiful to watch when it’s on and I really like him, but how is Hubie an easy path? He seems to be in form.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
I would be happy for Dimitrov to win but I don't think he will for a simple reason: he won more because Medvedev imploded than any reason having to do with his own game. I personally think Zverev will win the tournament.

So both of today's quarters are very interesting and I love all four players: Schwartzman vs Norrie, and Hurkacz vs Dimitrov. I am rooting for Schwartzman and Hurkacz to make it to the semis. Norrie has been playing really well lately so I expect that to be the closer match of the two...

I don't think Fritz will be able to handle Zverev's power tomorrow, and I doubt Basilashvili will be able to handle Tsitsipas's game tomorrow either. I think today's matches will be the more exciting ones but you never know, this tournament has been quite topsy-turvy!
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
I would be happy for Dimitrov to win but I don't think he will for a simple reason: he won more because Medvedev imploded than any reason having to do with his own game. I personally think Zverev will win the tournament.

So both of today's quarters are very interesting and I love all four players: Schwartzman vs Norrie, and Hurkacz vs Dimitrov. I am rooting for Schwartzman and Hurkacz to make it to the semis. Norrie has been playing really well lately so I expect that to be the closer match of the two...

I don't think Fritz will be able to handle Zverev's power tomorrow, and I doubt Basilashvili will be able to handle Tsitsipas's game tomorrow either. I think today's matches will be the more exciting ones but you never know, this tournament has been quite topsy-turvy!
Although Citypass has won both matches he has played Basil Fawlty, both times it was relatively close on HCs back in 2019 (AO in 4, Beijing in 3). No blowout bakery sets. When the Georgian finds his game he is perhaps the scariest red line floater on tour. Two titles already this year proves that. Plus he is playing with house money after his escape vs ARV in 2R. He will be as loose as a goose tomorrow.
 

liriel

Semi-Pro
TT's posters change their minds often. I didn't see Tsisipas because the game ended at 6 am.
Tsisipas's game is fun to watch live I do agree about that! People say he's a bad person but I have a difficulty with being at least somewhat objective. Zverev's stans hate Tsitsipas. They dislike Novak. The Novak I saw was nice fun and patient. Tsisipas lives in his own bubble but he's like eccentric but not mean like some of you said. He had some bad luck.
Agassi did meth.
I root for Hurkacz. I hope his form and mental strength stays will continue. I regret that both he and Grigor won't pass.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
TT's posters change their minds often. I didn't see Tsisipas because the game ended at 6 am.
Tsisipas's game is fun to watch live I do agree about that! People say he's a bad person but I have a difficulty with being at least somewhat objective. Zverev's stans hate Tsitsipas. They dislike Novak. The Novak I saw was nice fun and patient. Tsisipas lives in his own bubble but he's like eccentric but not mean like some of you said. He had some bad luck.
Agassi did meth.
I root for Hurkacz. I hope his form and mental strength stays will continue. I regret that both he and Grigor won't pass.
I really only dislike Citypass because of his long list of gamesmanship incidents. The whole racquet tapping, shoelace issues and long bathroom breaks are all done to distract and/or take a grooved opponent out of his rhythm. I love his game and really don’t care about the vlogging and other off court activities. Just stop resorting to being Trixiepas in order to win.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Norrie's been playing great this year winning Los Cabos his first and only ATP tour win... Too bad he had to win the Ugliest trophy in history of the ATP tour..........:p:p

 
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