New FO prediction

#13
I watched Opelka's match in the Estoril Open yesterday. His serves are unreturnable even on clay. With Nadal on the decline and Federer lacking match practice and Djokovic having personal issues, Opelka is the favorite for RG.
You say his serves are unreturnable. Yet, he hasn't won anything of significance...
 
#32
I watched Opelka's match in the Estoril Open yesterday. His serves are unreturnable even on clay. With Nadal on the decline and Federer lacking match practice and Djokovic having personal issues, Opelka is the favorite for RG.
Reilly says, “WTF did I do to make you jinx me, Mr. Sureshs???”

Poor Opelka will get destroyed 1R now.
 
#38
I just don't like it. I mean I would understand if it's fan of Ferrer or Berdych, so they believe in 1st GS trophy, but making those lame words for multiple Slam winners over and over again although they won more than enough... it is beyond pathetic.
 
#45
I watched Opelka's match in the Estoril Open yesterday. His serves are unreturnable even on clay. With Nadal on the decline and Federer lacking match practice and Djokovic having personal issues, Opelka is the favorite for RG.
it's just an issue of inertia. a tall guy is heavier, longer limbed, can't change direction the way a lighter guy can. so the huge serve bots are never going to be the dominant body type.
 
#46
It was fun seeing Monfils clown Oafpelka today.

Just kept the ball in play and watch steam come out of his ears.

Dude will lose early at RG by the first journeyman who's name ends in a vowel.
 
#49
Without fail, tennis abides by the sureshian kiss of death.

I'm not sure if it is a visual illusion caused by not much space behind the baseline, but GOATfils return position looked close to the most defensive I have ever seen. At one stage his hip was touching the time-clock.
 
#50
You don't mention the positives, like big serve and longer reach.
Right. But big serve and reach don't compensate for movement. See it time and time again. Raonic Isner Karlovic. All-time servers but can't hang with the great movers and break into the elite. Wingspan can also be a negative, easier to get jammed to the body.
 
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