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Good job Aslan! Now let's see if Bublik can win a 2nd round match lol.
Dubai title plus Belgrade final almost equals AO SF. The fuse is a bit longer than January but you’re spot on that he needs points now to a) maintain seeding (nice spiff getting a bye this week) and b) give him some confidence.Feels pretty make or break down the home stretch of the season here. So much of his ranking is tied up in that AO result he likely won't be able to reproduce. Really needs to stack points to stem the future tide.
Schuettler went one round further there and also made Wimby’08 SFs, something I’m not seeing in Karatsev’s future. The German also was DE into AO’03 so he avoided having to qualify because of a far superior record before his surprise deep run. He had already won two ATP titles as well. Karatsev was on extremely virgin territory in February.Young people won't remember this, but Karatsev reminds me of 2003 Rainer Schuettler
I already requested this in his SD travel thread. I have noticed Indian players tend to have skinny calves (as do I but I'm not Indian) so Suresh could possibly help the Indian next gen gain a competitive edge by learning the Lion's secrets.
Didn’t stop Harris from getting 18 aces vs Ruud yesterday. That can’t be purely from Ruud not reading service direction very well.Like Murray said, the courts are desperately slow and that's why you don't get too many free points with serve. This might even things up a bit for Aslan. But he has to get his second serve in. Though Shapo came up with even more UEs in the end.