Rome SF Schwartzman v. Shapovalov

prairiegirl

Hall of Fame
I will say that I fully enjoyed this match. I wish that Shapovalov had been able to serve it out. That didn't happen. But, I feel very strongly he's made incredible strides since starting with Youzhny and those have been on display in recent week. Could he have won? Yes. And, that in itself is remarkable given that clay isn't a surface he particularly likes and DS is one of the best returners, and clay courters in the world. Denis acquitted himself well. The final step proved to be too much, but this too was a wonderful step forward for him. Well done!
 

Legend of Borg

G.O.A.T.
Where would you want it to happen if you could pick the venue?
fast surface preferable

Wimbledon? maybe a Tour final semi?

I liked their 2019 Miami match but Shapo was a bit too wild there, I feel like if they played today the quality and shotmaking would be insane

every game would be a highlights reel and I would re-watch that match at least several times
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
fast surface preferable

Wimbledon? maybe a Tour final semi?

I liked their 2019 Miami match but Shapo was a bit too wild there, I feel like if they played today the quality and shotmaking would be insane

every game would be a highlights reel and I would re-watch that match at least several times
I am almost certain Federer and Shapovalov are going to cross paths again at some point, and the shotmaking will be insane. I think a medium pace surface would be best.
 
Need to get them on a fast indoor hardcourt where defence is less relevant. Surfaces are far too skewed towards defenders.
Well, true, but also Shapovalov is still quite raw, and both Schwartzman and Carreno Busta have a significant age advantage against him. Given him two or three years, and he will likely be able to pull out matches like these two recent defeats, even on courts that favor defenders.
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Well, true, but also Shapovalov is still quite raw, and both Schwartzman and Carreno Busta have a significant age advantage against him. Given him two or three years, and he will likely be able to pull out matches like these two recent defeats, even on courts that favor defenders.
I would like to be as sure as you are, but I am not.
 

gn

G.O.A.T.
Very enjoyable match! Shapo is far more consistent now than yesteryear. He will continue to get to the top hopefully.
Diego may be a little guy but he is a fighter and a gutsy player. Well deserved win.
 

Bhagi Katbamna

Hall of Fame
Very enjoyable match! Shapo is far more consistent now than yesteryear. He will continue to get to the top hopefully.
Diego may be a little guy but he is a fighter and a gutsy player. Well deserved win.
He was right in there until the tie-break when he tried to force some winners. Even if the shots that he hit went in, Diego was right there and would have hit it back. There was no need to go for those shots at that time. Maybe because of fatigue.
 

Bhagi Katbamna

Hall of Fame
That was kind of mean. Sorry Diego, I know you are a very nice guy.
A girl that looks like that doesn't even give someone like Diego a second look if he wasn't a rich professional tennis player. It wouldn't even matter if he was the nicest man in the world in addition to being the man that cured cancer. That's just a truth of life.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
What a slugfest that was!!!

Schwartzman badly needs a rain delay tomorrow to give him some added rest to try and avoid an inevitable straight set beatdown from Djokovic. His only chance is if rain will delay the final to Tuesday.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
A girl that looks like that doesn't even give someone like Diego a second look if he wasn't a rich professional tennis player. It wouldn't even matter if he was the nicest man in the world in addition to being the man that cured cancer. That's just a truth of life.
WTF? It's gotta be the first time it's ever happened?



 

Bhagi Katbamna

Hall of Fame
I remember reading in tennis magazine once "Does anyone think that McEnroe and Tatum O'Neill would have ever been together if McEnroe's job was bagging groceries at the grocery store?"
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
I remember reading in tennis magazine once "Does anyone think that McEnroe and Tatum O'Neill would have ever been together if McEnroe's job was bagging groceries at the grocery store?"
LOL! I grew up in southern CA and saw Tatum and John in person together at least 4 times. And I saw Mac in person countless times at the LA Forum and in San Jose. He was better looking than she was in person by far. She was a heroin addicted POS with acne, a hideous 'tude and unattractive without professional hair and make up. Mac could have pulled many chicks in 1983 without a dollar in his wallet. I hated him because he routinely beat my man Ivan like a drum, but the truth's the truth.

 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
LOL! I grew up in southern CA and saw Tatum and John in person together at least 4 times. And I saw Mac in person countless times at the LA Forum and in San Jose. He was better looking than she was in person by far. She was a heroin addicted POS with acne, a hideous 'tude and unattractive without professional hair and make up. Mac could have pulled many chicks in 1983 without a dollar in his wallet. I hated him because he routinely beat my man Ivan like a drum, but the truth's the truth.

Wottt?
“He was better looking than she was in person by far“
The one and only gender fluency I know it’s from Shabbush.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
A girl that looks like that doesn't even give someone like Diego a second look if he wasn't a rich professional tennis player. It wouldn't even matter if he was the nicest man in the world in addition to being the man that cured cancer. That's just a truth of life.

Salma Hayek with billionaire husband!
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
A girl that looks like that doesn't even give someone like Diego a second look if he wasn't a rich professional tennis player. It wouldn't even matter if he was the nicest man in the world in addition to being the man that cured cancer. That's just a truth of life.
Yeah, the babes only go for ugly musicians:

 

EllieK

Hall of Fame
A girl that looks like that doesn't even give someone like Diego a second look if he wasn't a rich professional tennis player. It wouldn't even matter if he was the nicest man in the world in addition to being the man that cured cancer. That's just a truth of life.
Yeah but I don’t like being mean just the same.
 

gogo

Hall of Fame
Yeah but I don’t like being mean just the same.
It's not just being mean. It's the supposition that good-looking women only like good-looking men. this is the interpretation ("story") of some men (clearly not all). They just don't get it, because they are so "looks" focused themselves. Of course it happens. But it also isn't the entire focus of so many women.
 
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