AO 2018 4th Round - [17] Kyrgios vs [3] Dimitrov

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The thing about this tension confusion is, Nick is a professional and he'd know that the stringers would label every racquet. Like, it's not his coaches' job to do that - so why would he be shouting at them?

I'm more inclined to believe that his coaches either A) forgot to bring his racquets in and as a result, he's playing with old strings, or B) he asked them for a different tension and they forgot to tell the stringers.
 
Dimitrov wins today, but loses to Edmund. So Nadal has the easiest possible path to the final.

And Federer goes to the final over Fognini and Chung.

Am I just kidding? I don’t know anymore... :cool:
 

weakera

Hall of Fame
The thing about this tension confusion is, Nick is a professional and he'd know that the stringers would label every racquet. Like, it's not his coaches' job to do that - so why would he be shouting at them?

I'm more inclined to believe that his coaches either A) forgot to bring his racquets in and as a result, he's playing with old strings, or B) he asked them for a different tension and they forgot to tell the stringers.
He never needs an excuse to get angry though.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
If Kyrgios loses will be another fiasco result for him. 4th R does not cut it.

He dies nothing with the ball in rallies even when he has a chance to. Very frustrating to watch. Deserved 1st for Dimi.
He's rallying with DImitrov instead of attacking.

Dimitrov keeps the ball in play until he gets an opening and then promply takes advantage of Kyrgios movement/defense.
 
Vámonoooooooooos!!

Dimitrov's chances going up drastically with this, IMO. Kyrgios now has to win 3 out of the next 4 sets against a clearly fitter athlete. Not his thing.
 

Wander

Professional
I predicted this would be Dimi in 5. If Kyrgios wants to win, he probably needs to start going lights out and do it in 4. Hopefully no meltdowns for anyone!
 
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Chadillac

Guest
No reason for nick to not give more lift on his return, dimi will slice it back if it gets high enough (bh ad side return). Yet still hitting the net
 
Hardly over, of course. But the first set was important to Nick, a guy who's both known to lose his spirit when he falls behind and who isn't the fittest guy out there.
doesn't have to be fit considering the most energy he's spending out there is through complaining to his box.
 
Ah, the story of Nick: the things he'd do if and but for this and that.

He can still win, but very unlikely to be a blitz for the guy who has now lost 28 straight return games.
only needs 1 a set and grigor's serving is far from inspiring although he served better in the first than he has in a while
 
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