The Donald

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  1. bluetrain4

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    Not a bad result vs. Djokovic.
     
  2. jaggy

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    I am not sure he will ever have a better opportunity however.
     
  3. bigserving

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    Didn't see the match. Grass is a surface where athletes prevail. Donald has speed, endurance, and great hands. His footwork however, has always been suspect which explains his career results on the surface.

    Still, a really good result for him and I hope that he builds on it and continues to build on his year so far.

    Finger crossed for a good draw at Wimbledon.
     
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  4. TennisLBC

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    Nice run by D.Young.

    Read over the past comments on this thread, I wonder how some of the more "insightful" posters are enjoying their Crow Sandwiches.
     
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    I'd guess that they'll never eat crow because anything less than DY becoming a superstar means he didn't meet the the early hype and his career is somehow a failure. I'm impressed with what he's achieved even if it's far short of what some expected.
     
  6. jaggy

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    I now have a lot of respect for him, he could easily have faded into the distance a few times but is maybe as relevant as he has ever been.
     
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    It did not turn out as expected..
     
  8. jaggy

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    Istomin then if he advances Rafa. Not the best draw
     
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    Istomin vs Young could be the best matchup in 1R.
     
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    I think that Rafa is thinking, "Oh no, I gotta play Donald in the second round!"
     
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    From his big jump in making quarterfinal in tournaments, he should have more confidence that he belongs in the top twenty ranking. But going up against Rafa is asking to much from The Donald. Rafa is playing at his peak and then some now!
     
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    First he has to take a dose of anti-Istomins!:cool:

    Denis might be extra motivated by the thought of being a giant killer at two slams this year. Also, he's quite competent on grass, having won his only title at Nottingham two years ago. He hasn't had results this year but he might be due.
     
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    No he is not. 2007-2010 Nadal would beat his current 31-year-old version easily. I can't believe people continue to make this statement.
     
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  14. jaggy

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    Advances to a bigger date
     
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    Yes, a chance to emphatically prove Oz is superior to Murica in tennis AND healthcare.
     
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    Donald to upset the Clay king,,,,you heard it here first.........
     
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    More like the clay king slays Donald Duck!
     
  18. jaggy

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    I would certainly love to see him win. Somehow I do not
     
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    The Donald rolls into 2nd round of Wimbledon over Dennis Istomin in 4 sets.
     
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    Rafa is getting no sleep tonight knowing that he has to face a red-hot Donald tomorrow.

    Glad to see Don in the doubles draw also. Tough draw though, the number two seeds in round one.
     
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    Rafa going roll on The Donald! Straight sets is my prediction. Rafa has won this twice already and was in the finals of Wimbledon 4-5 times already! I not watching since I am a fan of both!
     
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    You got it right, and straight sets is what we would all expect, but the Donald can play.....he's just up against someone who can return anything he can hit for an outright winner.....Rafa is simply that tough no matter the surface!
     
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    Was pleased with the fight Donald showed throughout the match.
     
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    just fix your rally BH, DY. add some more topspin and arc!

    as is, its way too flat for rally and defensive shots resulting in misses.
     
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    This is a tough SW17 for Young. Drew Rafa second round and will have to face the two seed in dubs.

    Still not a bad way to make a living!
     
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    When a male tennis player starts playing doubles in slams, that's where you know he knows he's not a top contender anymore.
     
  27. jaggy

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    Should this be in the Marcus Willis thread?
     
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    The Don got some results. Got some ranking. Got himself a match on center court at Wimbledon, and got some new sponsorship for his efforts.

    Donald was looking like a Formula 1 driver out there. Who are the patches that he is sporting?
     
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    One is the ubiquitous red Guinot patch deal offered to a slew of pros. They are a cosmetics company.

    I saw he was wearing K-Swiss shoes. I didn't make out what shirt logo and any patch on his right shoulder. Being a lefty, it wouldn't be correct for the Sewretch A.S.S. patch to appear there.:cool:

    Another thing I didn't see...the 420 friendly Boast logo.

    His racquet stencil is Tecnifibre.
     
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    Thought I saw a 'Mary Cohr' label on his sleeve. Donno what that is.
     
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    It's the same company as Guinot...Beauty stuff for the female market and based in Paris.

    Those two patches are really everywhere with the WTA players. I guess they must think visibility in a men's match is worth whatever $/€/£ they threw The Don's way.
     
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    I might add, @nikdom ...Lajovic sported the twin patches so G/MC is equal opportunity, probably a slam show court only deal for these guys.
     
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    Whatever additional money these guys get is good. Not saying Mischa or Donald are exactly hurting for money, but the drop off in overall earnings from the Top 5/10 is huge.
     
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    One of the smartest guys on tour in the journeyman mold is Stakhovsky. A couple of years ago I read an interview in which he detailed all the expenses involved in just trying to maintain direct entry slam status. He said he was barely breaking even in that top 100 zone and was certainly not getting the investor returns that become critical to maintaining status there. The training money dries up when your backers walk away.

    All these defaults are a byproduct of the attempt to adjust the financial stress formula. The emphasis now with the increased early round slam paychecks is to show up come hell or high water for that fatter check. If the slams and the ATP are serious about addressing this thorn they have created then they need to be open to as much money for the players through the patches appearing on the kits. I prefer they don't wind up like NASCAR fire suits but let the air waves be flooded with images of schwetty ATPers pitching daily needs merchandise to Joe Q Public.
     
  35. jaggy

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    And The Donald is out the dubs
     
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    He played well against a Rafa in epic form.. Donald is a good player.
     
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    I'm with you but outside of the show courts, will sponsors really bite?

    I have another wild idea...

    I wonder if legal onsite betting can only be used to good effect here.... imagine if players get a portion of the total amount bet on them, that would help sway the incentive structure and also help out the players.

    A cap on total amount that can be bet on any single match, an 80-20 split for winner to loser earnings from the pot would make sure there is a disincentive for gaming the system like by throwing a match.
     
  38. stringertom

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    That's a sticky proposition about a sensitive subject. I don't want to speculate how that could be monitored without someone figuring a scheme around it.
     
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    Absolute trash today - looked like he did NOT want to be there. Curious, since it's his hometown tournament and he played well there last year. He had such a nice grass season, playing consistently, being competitive, grinding. Same for the winter/spring hardcourt season. Clay season wasn't great, but he chose not to play much on clay. This is really disappointing. Just one of those days; he looked fine yesterday. Today's he's whining, flailing, not competing, and yet aghast as to why he just got destroyed 6-2, 6-1 to someone he's beaten. Horrible effort.
     
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    I missed the match and just caught the score as it was ending. I was wondering, based on the scoreline, if The Donald was injured, but, based on your comments....no, he just didn't show up to play. It is a shame.
     
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    Stark contrast from yesterday's match. He looked good yesterday against Tim S. Today, he looked slow, confused, distracted, and weak. I would say that maybe he had a plane to catch but since he lives up the street I don't think that was the case.

    His poor footwork really showed today. I would love for the Donald to get with an NFL running backs coach and train hard on footwork for a couple of weeks a couple of times per year.

    The way that he looked today, I hope that he is not one of the players that is being looked at for match fixing.
     
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    It was 6-3 first set, one break, and he won 2/3 of his service points so the tank was only warming its engine for the full throttle run in the second set. Still, it's disappointing after the uptick since AO. Let's hope it's a one off for him and he's on beam in D.C.
     
  43. Harry_Wild

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    The Donald is playing WTT right now! I saw him play on Tennis Channel the other day! He seems to be getting a blast out of it; playing against Tiafoe!
     
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    WTT looks like a big party and it's probably hard to go from that to playing matches with no crowd and no team and a near silent stadium. Donald played great in the early hardcourt season and pretty good in grass season and some loss of focus was inevitable. Plus he's never played that well at Atlanta, usually loses in first round.
     
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    He is probably thinking about Cincy, starts on 8/13
     
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    Blasphemy to call it anything other than TRS!!!

    Sewretch will hunt you down!
     
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    The Donald had a rough go in the 1st rd. at Citi but came through in three sets over Tim Smyczek! 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Next opponent for DY is Kei Nishikori in the 2nd rd! Taking about tough; this will be tough for The Donald. Top 10 and as fast or faster The Donald.
     
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    No rest for weary Donald...a fresh Kei is awaiting play quite a bit less than 24 hours after Monday's ugly match concluded.
     
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    The Donald will have to summon all the forces to get by the Ninja tonight at Citi Open, tough break drawing him 1st rnd.

    Cheers
    3Fees :)
     
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    Poor Smyczek. He got ousted by Donald in the first round of Atlanta also.
     

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