Actually, Vashy was serving really well, high 1st serve percentage regularly over 200 km/h. Denis was pretty flat, but Pospisil played very well, served well, solid from the baseline, and he came to the net quite efficiently as well.I don’t get TV for the smaller events to decipher the stats but winning 6 points on Vasek’s serve with half of those DFs is either Denis stinking up the joint or Vasek in top form.
If this draw won't shake Canucks to reality, nothing willTough draw for Shapo at Rotterdam, another Canadian fratricide match if Denis beats Dimitrov and Felix beats Struff. The hard work for Shapo doesn't end there, possible path is Dimitrov, Felix, Tsit's, Monfils, Medvedev to get through.
Man, how does that keep happeningTough draw for Shapo at Rotterdam, another Canadian fratricide match if Denis beats Dimitrov and Felix beats Struff. The hard work for Shapo doesn't end there, possible path is Dimitrov, Felix, Tsit's, Monfils, Medvedev to get through.
Yes, well said. That quote above about Denis & Felix is very well said in my opinion. Both have the potential but potential is like a great story or film idea. It means nothing without the execution of great writing. We know D has potential, but somehow he seems to be reverting (lately) to his old patterns. Or, is something else going on? Stay tuned. Today's match may tell us a lot.Could be a great match, but only if Shapovalov raises his level again! If he doesn't, it'll be ugly and error-strewn.
Nope, even Spud McKenzie wasn't Spud McKenzie. Source: Internet.Spud McKenzie?
Shapovalov's diagnosis of head issues in the last few tournaments agrees with the unanimous consensus of the tennis world. I think he got nervous staring into joining the top 10. Looked to be back in great form today.Yes, very encouraging. Interesting post-match interview, Shapovalov said the losses were "head issues". Does this mean anxiety? Loss of focus or concentration? Unclear. Anyway, Bublik is up next and should be interesting. Would be nice to see Denis in the SF or finals.
Shapo and Felix played recently together, this month at Montpellier (2 weeks ago) and at the ATP Cup. Felix doesn't always want to play doubles. When Felix was on a different tour Shapo began playing with Bopanna and they hit it off, he's learned skills with him. Boppana wants to play the Olympics for India and needs a higher ranked player to get into some tournaments and needs a higher ranking to qualify for the Olympics. Shapo may feel an obligation there.I wonder if Felix and Denis are no longer close friends. You would think if they were they would play doubles together, rather than with other partners while entered in the same tournament.
I happen to agree with you here. I think he's improving but it's inconsistency still that plagues him. And yes, listen to your gut instincts more, LOL.Disappointing loss by Shapo against a player he should have beat but he's starting to get his act together. I predicted he would be unpredictable this year as I did last year and I was right both times, wish I'd listen to myself a little more and not bet on him so much. Our hopes are now with Felix for this tournament.