ATP Men's Singels Western & Southern Open 2019 (The Real Slam)

Who Is Going To Win?


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prairiegirl

Hall of Fame
This is at least the third match that I've seen where Tsitsipas is warned about on-court coaching. If the umpire had to warn him twice, shouldn't the second warning have come with a point violation? I don't understand why umpires are breaking the rules for him. The problem here isn't just Tsitsipas, but all players can be affected. If another player gets called for that, all they have to say is, why wasn't he penalized? Why am I being penalized? Yes, they're two different scenarios but it's the same problem. You can't let one player off and penalize another.
 

Krish0608

Hall of Fame
What a comeback from Tsitsipas to take that 2nd. A fair bit of choking from Stuff too. Tsitsipas now has all the momentum. Will he get it done in 3.
 

MajesticMoose

Hall of Fame
How are you guys watching the Tsits match right now? TC decides to go their "studios" and do re-cap when there's a men's match going on. Like wtf...
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Young Russian Currency scratches out the first set vs Stanimal 6-4. One sloppy Swiss service game was the difference.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
This is at least the third match that I've seen where Tsitsipas is warned about on-court coaching. If the umpire had to warn him twice, shouldn't the second warning have come with a point violation? I don't understand why umpires are breaking the rules for him. The problem here isn't just Tsitsipas, but all players can be affected. If another player gets called for that, all they have to say is, why wasn't he penalized? Why am I being penalized? Yes, they're two different scenarios but it's the same problem. You can't let one player off and penalize another.
one would think, but as we know umpires are never consistent with who they penalize.
 

prairiegirl

Hall of Fame
Shut your duck up? :-D:-D
Yes, but now the German g-d will meet the Bullsheet Russian. Who's going to win the battle of the European strong men?
 

EllieK

Professional
Disappointed that Tsitsipas lost, but respecting Struff more and more.
He's playing some good stuff right now. Tsitsipas just had nothing to hit through him at all. The commentator said that Tsitsipas was the middleweight and struff the heavy weight. Pretty accurate assessment.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Zverev has the decisive break in the 1st set, breaking for 5-4. Zverev did well to find some good backhands in that game to find himself at BP. Kecmanovic was going after the forehand, but finally sent the off backhand long.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Horrible service game from Zverev, poor decision making on the drop shot/approach (whatever the hell that was, gets burned easily) for 15-30, slow ball draws the terrible forehand error for 2 BPs, then he finally DFs for the 5th time.

Back on serve, 5-5.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Zverev has the decisive break in the 1st set, breaking for 5-4. Zverev did well to find some good backhands in that game to find himself at BP. Kecmanovic was going after the forehand, but finally sent the off backhand long.
Zedraffe donates the break back with a DF at 5-4, 15-40. Five doublettes in five service games. Almost 2 meters tall and there are better WTA service motions.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Zedraffe donates the break back with a DF at 5-4, 15-40. Five doublettes in five service games. Almost 2 meters tall and there are better WTA service motions.
He's been playing bad for so long now, can't even remember the last time I watched a good performance from him.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
wow

will destroy that other swiss mug next

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in other news, hardly defending points for a good while; will rise like helium through the rankings.
You found one of 2 elements lighter than Rubles.

Wawrinka cleverly protecting his 0-17 HC H2H with Federer
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Has Rublev ever played Federer before? Can't remember anything..

Meanwhile, consecutive DFs from Zverev, #6 and #7 of the set. 30-30...
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Young Russian Currency wins 4&4 with almost duplicate plot lines to each set...fight off a couple break points early and wait for the Stanimal soft service game for the lone break.

@Sysyphus won’t believe this: from 16 aces to zero; from 3 DFs also to zero. Never has there been neutral Money service stats!
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
The Serb tamely giving it away in this TB, Zverev up 4-1...

After all those DFs, Zverev comes up with a 132 mph 2nd serve ace lol, 5-1...

He was giving it away for a little bit, three poor points from Zverev, but gets it done on SP #4. 7/6(4).
 
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Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
The Serb tamely giving it away in this TB, Zverev up 4-1...

After all those DFs, Zverev comes up with a 132 mph 2nd serve ace lol, 5-1...

He was giving it away for a little bit, three poor points from Zverev, but gets it done on SP #4. 7/6(4).
Playing Kyrgios does that to your serving strategy! :giggle:
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Every time I think Zverev has finally got things under control and will start to build on some momentum, he screws it up. Miormir isn't playing some world beating tennis by any means. He holds for 2-2.
 

EllieK

Professional
What is happening with Zverev serve? 15 DF last match i saw and 12 this time and we are only in 2nd set.
 
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