Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Towerofpower205, Feb 19, 2012.
Who will win?
I hope Istomin - I have been following him closely all week, fancied him to go far (even had a little bet on him pre tournament!). I think Raonic is a strong favourite and tbh the match is probably more on his racket. But Istomin can play very aggressively and i think he returns serve quite well and can take time away from raonic. I think Istomin is the better player in terms of groundstrokes when you take into account the forehand, backhand, and movement, but very obviously raonic is better serving and is ranked higher. Istomin needs to look after his own serve EVERY time, be aggressive, and go for it on the raonic serve if possible.
Hoping Denis can take his first title - he seems a really nice unassuming guy and is relishing the underdog role!
Raonic will serve out istomin in straights!!
Hoping Milos can defend his title here.
+1. If Istomin even gets a break point it will be a shock.
Whoever finds a good stream that's bigger than the really clear but small screen on Bet354 please post, Thanks.
Anyone watching this? Challenging match for Raonic in progress.
150mph serve 8)
Milos is still not at 100% I think he loses
I can see another 3 tiebreak final for Raonic tonight, Istomin is playing well.
Another tiebreak for Milos!
Raonic brings his abilities to the end of the match and makes his opponent crumble
He's a really great player.
Break set 2 3-1
I always wondered why people loved to watch Sampras because I found him boring to watch. Now I know. Raonic is just like Pete. And I don't find him boring to watch at all.
5-2 for Raonic, looks like another tourney. His 3rd?
he is actually unplayable. i would like to see roger play him indoors right now
Raonic ready to finish off Istomin. Not much Istomin has left in his bag of tricks.
Another bottle of syrup for Meelosh
What really impresses me about Mee-lowsh right now is how composed he looks, like he's always playing within himself. Add to that the fact that he's more consistent with his groundies and his returns.
Can't wait to see him get some scalps in Indian Wells.
Istomin played great -- really fearless tennis. Hope to see him get more good results.
Good. they're going to show the ceremony
What is up with that dinky little trophy for the champion ?
I continue to be distracted by the many, many empty seats in that hockey arena, which is poorly suited to tennis. Raonic supposedly has many fans, but they ain't showing up to the matches.
Anyway, I thought Milos was headed straight for the top 10 after a similar display last year. With Justin gushing his usual nonsense, it looks like the hype machine will continue. All based on a fast indoor court with a poor field in a 250.
Will this really be Milos' big year?
Why so passive agressive? Sure he had a lot of hype last year and didn't deliver, but you can't deny that he had some bad luck with that injury at Wimbledon. And why would some hype now be unjustified? Winning a title already at Chennai and defending a title convincingly are pretty decent results from a guy coming off a fairly serious injury only months ago
I missed this ...Hope I can see a replay of this.
Try THESE 250 tournament trophies for size
was any match shown on bloody Canadian TV or sites?
how about next week?
they are gushing about him, not doing anything
I hope Raonic will get the first prize in Memphis: lots of cash
It's interesting that Raonic, still ranked world #32, now has 3 ATP titles to his name whilst the world #9, Tipsarevic still only has 2!
Why would fans in California show up for a final between a Canadian and a Kazbekistanian??? No American players involved. That should answer your question.
He's going ot be 25 on Monday. He lost a lot of points because of not being able to defend his AO results from last year.
they've been showing San Jose on Sportsnet One since the QFs in HD. It's been great. The only problem is that it's not shown on their guide. They picked up every single Raonic match. Find out when he plays and tune into SN1 and you'll catch it. I think they're doing this on the fly so the guide might say "classic hockey" or w/e is scheduled to be on at the time. They'll probably be doing this with Memphis too so don't miss it.
not really. Milos missed 1/2 of last year. After Memphis he has almost no points to defend. Imagine 9 months of nothing but gravy. There's a real shot he might finish the year inside the top 10 without struggling too hard. Top 15 without breaking a sweat. The only caveat is him staying healthy and injury free.
I always went to Masters here in Montreal even though it never was a chance for a Canadian to win until now
you must have missed the small fact that he missed 6 months in 2011 due to injury. You must have also missed the fact that in 2 months he's won 2 titles already. Empty seats? The crowd looked absolutely standard for an ATP 250 event. If anything there were more people than usual. The only time you're going to get a packed out at a 250 event is if someone like Federer is playing.
Sportsnet One is not shown in Montreal and I am going for the sites anyway.
Why the heck don't tsn.ca and sportsnet.ca show his matches?
Who do you mean? Raonic is 21 (birthday in December), Tipsarevic is 27 (birthday in June).
Even though the proliferation of high speed broadband in Canada per capita is the highest in the world, Canadian online websites are like 40 years behind US ones so don’t hold your breath for some sort of Canadian version of ESPN3. Will never happen. Nothing like having a 250mb/s zero cap internet connection with nothing to use it on.
It seems that sportsnet doesn;t have livestream anymore, only on sportsnet 1 that you pay for and have to have digital TV. Unfortunately most Canadians like only hockey and that's what brings in the advertisers and $.
I don't agree. They showed some matches and the quality was good. So the problem is willingness.
TSN hasn't paid for the rights and sportsnet 1 has the rights ro show it and you have to suscribe to it. It's all about $. And most Cananadians want hockey and golf. They must really hate it when the slams are shown on TSN.
Fortunately there are streams.
10 years ago there was nothiing except the scoreboard so we shouldn't complain
sportsnet is trash. Should've let TSN keep the ATP broadcasting rights. At least they actually freee up some time slots for them. Sportsnet doesn't even do that, they're relegated to online streaming with meh quality.
LOL, under this theory it's amazing that most main tour ATP & WTA matches worldwide get any spectators at all, since most of them will feature those pesky foreigners.
Putting aside this silly statement, I will try to get to the bottom of San Jose's problem. The stadium sucks, the tickets are too expensive and the field isn't very good. It's also pretty close (in time and geographically) to Indian Wells, which kicks its rear end in every respect.
Thank goodness for SAP's sponsorship, or I would be worried about this tournament.
I don't have digital but I get Sportsnet One but they weren't showing Raonic's matches out west in the Pacific region. I checked because they've shown his matches before even though they weren't on the schedule but no luck this week. Hopefully I'll be able to see his Memphis matches.
Good win for him today. He was solid and played well and he even cracked a small smile when he won. I know you have to be focused while you're playing but a little bit of emotion from him would get tennis fans more involved and excited about him.
they don't show any matches online anymore. It's done
is this your first year watching tennis? The crowd was STANDARD for any 250 event. Second of all, the WTA gets zero spectators and the arenas are pretty much empty unless a major star is playing or it's a tournament that's joined with the ATP. They function exclusively off of TV deals and sponsorships. As for the field, it's was just fine.
i'm out west too. There's SN West, East and One. West and East didn't show it, only SN One showed it. And it wasn't just the final either. They showed every Raonic match in San Jose
TSN has never shown anything less than Masters 1000 ATP tournaments, and even those are rare. They didn't want the ATP 500s and 250s. I'm just thankful Sportsnet has filled in the void.
TSN showed every Masters 1000, some of the WTF matches and all the slams. The only thing that they could possibly be faulted for is not picking up any of the 250s, 500s or Davis Cup.
Sportsnet's coverage on the other hand is spotty at best. They don't show any of the Masters (besides Rogers Cup), 250s or 500s on their default broadcast but instead on their premier Sportsnet One channel. Sure they boradcast some tournaments on Sportsnet Live, but the quality is meh at best and coverage online is already spotty. Sportsnet bought the rights to broadcast ATP matches so that they could force tennis fans to subscribe to their lousy Premier Sportsnet One channel while they give the scraps to their flagship channel and online.
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