El shapo v/s Stanimal :- The battle of one handed warriors

Match result prediction poll

  • Stanimal in 2

    Votes: 6 26.1%
  • Stanimal in 3

    Votes: 8 34.8%
  • El shapo in 2

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • El shapo in 3

    Votes: 8 34.8%

  • Total voters
    23
Rotterdam 2019 ATP500 QF :- Stan Wawrinka [SUI] Versus Denis Shapovalov [10, Can]..
A potentially high entertaining match with brutal ball striking and laser beans firing from both ends, as both play with the same style
What's your stand?? Who comes through? Will experience prevail or will youth triump??
I hope it to be a classic encounter..
What's your stand?? Please vote in the poll given, and let me know your thoughts in the following posts..

Last encounter :- Shapovalov def. Wawrinka 4-6 6-1 6-4 at 2018 ATP500 Tokyo (Japan) open
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
I go with stanimal in 3....

And stunned with the thread going replyless
If other people are like me, mostly they don't give a damn yet. This upcoming match is just about the only bright spot all week. I don't care to ever see another match with Nishikori, because I know he will never win anything big, and the moment things get tough he will default. Wawrinka and Shapo is interesting. One could start to make a mark, the other could return to a better place. I don't know how well Stan is playing. If he is fit and starting to be match tight, I'd go with him for the win.
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
So far Shapo's return is amazingly average, and he's stuck at winning around 50% of his points.50% of points is OK for a very young player providing he is still very immature and has a lot of growth coming in his game. That's where Fed was through 2000. That jumped up to 52% in 2001. Shapo still has time, especially considering that players now rise slower.

Wawrinka has never been much over 52%. I have never understood his stats. On paper he's not even a slam winner, yet he is. Weird.
 

junior74

Talk Tennis Guru
OP: I can't vote for Stan, because Stanimal is not playing. It's merely good old Stanley...

I still think experience wins him the match. And I hope so, too. I thought he returned well against Raonic, especially when Raonic came in.
 
So far Shapo's return is amazingly average, and he's stuck at winning around 50% of his points.50% of points is OK for a very young player providing he is still very immature and has a lot of growth coming in his game. That's where Fed was through 2000. That jumped up to 52% in 2001. Shapo still has time, especially considering that players now rise slower.

Wawrinka has never been much over 52%. I have never understood his stats. On paper he's not even a slam winner, yet he is. Weird.
Shap's return sux because he tries to return with a topspin shot all the time.. should just learn a slice return. Even the two greatest returners of all time, agassi and djoker don't go for a topspin return all the time..

Wawrinka's return is bad due to grip changes, but still his slice return is effective for returning big serves sometimes
 
OP: I can't vote for Stan, because Stanimal is not playing. It's merely good old Stanley...

I still think experience wins him the match. And I hope so, too. I thought he returned well against Raonic, especially when Raonic came in.
Yes he's not stanimal anymore.
But stanimal can surely make a comeback if he finds his rhythm
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Good fret.

Honestly I think it's a pretty important match for both players. Both could really use the win and momentum to make a run in a decent tournament like this. Both need the consecutive wins cause they have been mixing good wins with losing to journeymen left, right and centre lately.
 
Good fret.

Honestly I think it's a pretty important match for both players. Both could really use the win and momentum to make a run in a decent tournament like this. Both need the consecutive wins cause they have been mixing good wins with losing to journeymen left, right and centre lately.
I think you're probably right about the momentum gain...
Whom are you gonna root for rick??
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
What time is it for broadcast in your region btw,?
Its midnight in India, so I'll have to wake up after sleeping for 2 hours and then sleep again after completion...not good at all
7.30 PM.

I live in the Netherlands, but it annoys me they don't show the day matches live.
 

3fees

G.O.A.T.
Stanimal should win yet if Denis turns his game up and stays focused he could pull this one out of the fire ! (y)

Cheers
3Fees :)
 

Jonas78

Legend
For the first time in many years i have faith in a #NextGen. I believe in the Shapo but i dont know if he is ready yet. I like both players but lets go for Shapo in 3.
 
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