Rome SF Schwartzman v. Shapovalov

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Diego's girlfriend is taller than him. Unbelievable.

Anyway, Novak will clean Diego's clock tomorrow. It will be a MASSACRE.
 

Bhagi Katbamna

Hall of Fame
Great match. Shapo should have been a little more patient in the tie-break. Given how late and tough this match was, Joker wins tomorrow 2 and 2 in about an hour and ten minutes.
 

StrongRule

G.O.A.T.
I wonder how many people on this forum will complain about Schwartzman being tired tomorrow. At least compared to the complaining about Rome final last year.
 

rUDin 21

Semi-Pro
I heard some "insider" stories about the coaching of Djoko. They always used to dis-respect his opponnets and call them **** and all the worst things on the earth. He was raised like he is the champ and everyone is **** compared to him - even Federer or whoever. I dont know if this is true but........a look at his box.. I mean for me Nole always looks like he thinks he is the best on the world and there will be never one that it is better - at most surfaces. Funny is only that this is not only an illusion in his head, but the truth. :D
Well they inserted this mentality in him right from the start.Maybe not to that degree that everyone around him are ****,but that "illusion" over time became reality.
 

Ray Mercer

Hall of Fame
Damn tough loss for Shapo. He was a little bit too erratic in the end. Schwarzman’s plan was just to keep the ball in play and let him implode.
 

duaneeo

Hall of Fame
In the end, the best outcome. Diego is the bigger threat on clay than Shapo. Both Nole and Rafa have found him to be a feisty competitor on clay in past meetings.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
Lil fella has done it.

Exciting match!

Can anyone say they'd begrudge Schwartzman a first Masters title here in Rome? I think that'd be lovely given some of the tennis he has produced in the last two matches here.
Hope he isn't too tired to put up a good match
 

Hitman

Legend
Well, he's 0-4 against Djokovic, but did fairly well in his 2 clay contests (5 setter at the French, 3 setter at last year's Rome contest), so he has a puncher's chance.
Hopefully he'll be mentally ready, the last two matches had to have taken a mental and emotional toll on him, let alone a physical one in the last match.
 
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