Love it. I do feel that in general they try to put way too much limelight on NK. I mean okay, great talent and all but achieve something first before you become worthy of all this attention. Needless to say, I am not a fan of Kyrgios's antics.
They are just desperate for future stars. Nick is made. If he packs it in tomorrow, he's already got a legacy as a wasted talent and the greatest player we never had and he'll be a favourite tennis expert for broadcasters. That victory over Rafa in 2014 launched him into stardom and will provide him with a meal ticket for life. Sod is still dining on his. The same victory over Fedr or Djoker would have been long forgotten. Rafa's status is greater than any other player, past or present.Love it. I do feel that in general they try to put way too much limelight on NK. I mean okay, great talent and all but achieve something first before you become worthy of all this attention. Needless to say, I am not a fan of Kyrgios's antics.
watching a match after you already know the outcome is so different!Me too.
I'm old. I've been watching tennis for literally decades. Rafa is without doubt the most exciting player I have ever watched - hands down, my all time favorite.
And the fact he is still playing and winning at
3233 is icing on the cake. What a gift!
I could not watch the match live yesterday. Too stressed. (Besides, I was playing tennis myself at the time.) After I knew Rafa had won, I was able to watch and totally enjoy the Kyrgios match later in the afternoon.
he's using the AO serve from this year. he switched back to the old service motion for RG.Rafa with the old sevice motion?
Just looked up the stats for the match: 11 aces with only 1 double fault, 69% first serves, 91% of first serve points won, 74% of second serve points won, 5 of 11 break points and faces zero break points on his serve, he won 5 games in a row and 9 points in a row during the match. All and all a really good day at the office! (;
I didnt think that was awkward - more like they both have their jobs to do, so let's get on with it.Lol awkward, why are they acting like they can't acknowledge each other longer than 3 seconds
I know, I get it but it's like they can do more than walk past each other without making eye contact and saying hey after 15 yrs lolI didnt think that was awkward - more like they both have their jobs to do, so let's get on with it.
They know each other so well in terms of their tennis history and mutual successes, there was no need for more than a few seconds of casual acknowledgement. Such things are based on comfort and familiarity, not awkwardness.
It was the same level of understanding when not many words were spoken at the handshake at the net after the SF at the French this year. It was all manifest in the body language. They both simply understood what it's all about.
He better slayNadal against himself!
The Spaniard has never lost a quarterfinal match at Wimbledon, but at the same time, he has not been able to reach six consecutive Grand Slam semifinals.
Could Nadal surpass himself and establish a new personal mark this Wednesday against Sam, "The Destroyer" Querrey?
That question should have been asked of Konta who took the women's slot on CC as #19 whilst Barty the WTA #1 was on court 2.Loved his answer to the nitwit journalist who was pushing for Barty to have been on Center Court. You're right Rafa. You are #2 in the world (actually #1 in The Race) and you have 18 grand slams and it's good to hear you being proud of your accomplishments. Stupid media. I'm sure I saw a couple of rolly-eyes from Rafa today.