ATP M1000 Miami Open 2024

Choose your Champion


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Rattie

Legend
Yes, I like Dimitrov a lot, but want Alcaraz to make the semis.

Not that I can watch anyway now that Sky has taken over the tennis from Amazon in the UK ... :/
I’m in the UK so I bought a Google chromecast (because my tv wasn’t LG or Samsung) and then I could sign up for Tennis TV which less than half the price of Sky Sports Tennis and the coverage is great. Maybe that could work for you too?
 

robyrolfo

Hall of Fame
Oh, you're a New Yorker? That explains everything.
Well, it can be a burden. Constantly dealing with people that are two steps behind you becomes tiresome after a while...

Did someone say "fellow New Yorker?" You New Yorkers are all very perceptive, among many other adjectives. :eek:
That guy got chased out of NY a long time ago...

I have to believe this new trend of players returning serve 25 feet or more behind the baseline will disappear. Eventually most players will either learn to hit short spin serves consistently, or will become competent enough at serve and volley to win when the returner is that far back.
Moutet scored an underarm serve ace in the very first point of his match against Jarry. I wish more guys had the guts to do it in a big spot.

One doesn't need to be a carrot hater in order to acknowledge the simple fact that Med was indeed gassed and tired.
Yes, but the thing is, Sinner knew that as well. All the talk of how much more time Med had spent on court before that final, plus Sinner's incredible form, plus every single living soul in Italy suddenly taking an interest in Sinner and putting the weight of their expectations on his back... Sinner came out incredibly tight and conservative.

Nice win for Zverev, I'd love to see him break seriously into the top tier of contenders this year again.
Seriously? The guy's tennis isn't the best to watch (not even close), and by all accounts he is a complete jerk. So why?
 
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mightyjeditribble

Hall of Fame
I’m in the UK so I bought a Google chromecast (because my tv wasn’t LG or Samsung) and then I could sign up for Tennis TV which less than half the price of Sky Sports Tennis and the coverage is great. Maybe that could work for you too?
Yes I used to have tennis TV, but I can't really afford another streaming subscription at the moment. Perhaps I should cancel Amazon prime, or maybe I'll go with tennis TV for the occasional tournament.
 

tudwell

G.O.A.T.
It looks like Zverev has finally scraped all all of the rust since his injury at the '22 FO. He's clicking on all cylinders. Also, he's figured out his serving. He's not going quite as big. But I cannot remember the last time he double-faulted.

Zverev is very dangerous now.
Probably just a sample size quirk since he's getting so many firsts into play, but in his first three matches here Zverev actually had a higher win-% behind his second serve than his first. :laughing:

He definitely doesn't double fault like he used to, and can bang in close to or even upwards of 75% of first serves on the reg. They're not usually line-lickers, so he's not necessarily racking up the aces, but still, that's a lot of pressure to put on a returner. Definitely dangerous.
 
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Vincent-C

Hall of Fame
Probably just a sample size quirk since he's getting so many firsts into play, but in his first three matches here Zverev actually had a higher win-% behind his second serve than his first. :laughing:

He definitely doesn't double fault like he used to, and can bang in close to or even upwards of 75% of first serves on the reg. They're not usually line-lickers, so he's not necessarily racking up the aces, but still, that's a lot of pressure to put on a returner. Definitely dangerous.
..and Zedrot's got a winning record against the showboating, grunting, massively hyped Spaniard, which is what I like.
 

Tshooter

G.O.A.T.
Just joining, unusual to see Carlos so frustrated!
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zvelf

Hall of Fame
Every pro athlete probably has one day/night when they are completely in the zone and play the game/match of their life. This one is Dimitrov's.
 

TheSlicer

Professional
Terrible tactics from Carlos, if he played on the front foot like in the game he broke he might've won.
I really think theres very little he could have done today, yeah he went out a bit passive and unagressive, but dimitrov figured the match and the conditions out perfectly, he was taking everything on the rise and hitting winners left and right, Carlos was spinning the shots too much and these balls and court are not bouncy, dimi was getting shoulders height shots the whole match, he unleashed and had the day
 

top10

Semi-Pro
Hurkacz is not getting to Alcaraz. He is 0:4 against Dimitrov and is usually helpless against him.
I think Alcaraz will have more problems against Dimitrov because of his variety - he got dominated the last time they played
As I predicted, but did not expect such an utterly dominance. Carlos is lucky he did not get a breadstick in the 2nd set…
 
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