AO 18 - 2nd round: Pablo Carreno Busta [10] vs. Gilles Simon

AO 18 - 2nd round: Pablo Carreno Busta [10] vs. Gilles Simon


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r2473

G.O.A.T.
Waiting for the paint, wall, grass etc. references
This will be an oil painting of a match. When either has his back to the wall, they will come out fighting. They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the hill, but I can't imagine a better 2nd round matchup than this one.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
First match on show court three today. Does anyone have a good way to watch the outer courts online? Even if I have to pay for it?
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Simon in 4.

On clay I'd pick Busta but on HC Simon is the master and PCB the student.
 

George Turner

Hall of Fame
I'm not going to watch this, it's too exciting i might have a heart attack.

It will go 20-18 in the fifth with 25 breaks of serve. Tennis wins.
 

George Turner

Hall of Fame
Simon in straight sets - I think he's rediscovered a bit of his old "magic", PCB still in a bit of a rut.
If i was a pro who ended my last season with a 6-3 6-0 loss to Chardy, i would have packed it in and found a new job.

Fair play to Simon for carrying on and starting the new season with a little run. Better on hardcourts than PCB, he's the favourite for this match.

Tennis wins.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
So, great at puny Pune; tired or tank vs Jared at Sydney (???); then, "magical" vs Copil 1R. I am confuse.
He wasn't that magical against Copil, who was seriously poor. The big guy struggled all match with his movement, and was getting his feet "stuck" in the court too often. So off balance, it was hilarious, Simon just hitting down the middle of the court as well, still Copil struggled to get into position. Though he got trapped in Simon's web soon enough, which resulted in a racquet smash to my delight.
 

papertank

Hall of Fame
I actually really like Simon's brand of tennis. It's very unique.

I think he'll take this match, Busta has not been great recently and Simon is better on fast courts.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
No way PCB is going to give any problems to Simon on HD. Simon in 3 (63 64 63)
He went to SFs at IW and USO on HCs and won his first title on HCs so classifying PCB as a clay specialist is not very accurate anymore. He is struggling since USO though so i favor Simon in this matchup.
 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
Simon looks so relaxed, casual almost. And yet playing very well.

Edit: too casual maybe, Carreno Busta breaks, up 3-2
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
Busta closes the set in 30+ minutes, 6- 2. Only Seppi's breadstick of Nishioka ended more quickly in the four matches started simultaneously. Not Simon's style yet.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
An immediate break for Busta. This match is running away from Simon as quickly as a pickpocket on The Champs d'Elysee.
 

Yoneyama

Professional
What a shame for Simon who started out great earlier this year. Injury really does come at the worst of times.

Simon did not look as springy and mobile as he did in Pune which is where I suspect he got his injury from. PCB really picked on that fact today.
 
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