Time up for Thiem?

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by paranoidandroid, May 16, 2018 at 5:27 AM.

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Is Thiem’s time up?

  1. Yes, he’s a mug who lucked a few wins against RAFA

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  2. No, he will come good eventually! Just be patient...

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  3. Will win RG

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  4. Mury GOAT

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  5. All hail the Fog!

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  6. Is it June yet? I miss Fedr!

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  7. Anyone but Zverev

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  1. paranoidandroid

    paranoidandroid Legend

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    Thiem fell victim to The Fog in three sets. is Thiem’s time up? Can he bounce back? Is he just toying with us and ready to GOAT at RG? Discuss.
     
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  2. paranoidandroid

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    No one cares about poor old Dom. :(

    It seems that threads only get replies if they are about Fedal or he who shall not be named...
     
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  3. EloQuent

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    I guess he decided that he's tired of doing Zverev's work.

    (btw OP, the fewer responses is probably because of glitches)
     
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  4. triple_9

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    If only he stayed with two handed backhand...
     
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  5. StANDAA

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    Poor Thiem got destroyed... AGAIN!!!

    Now that Nadal’s cryptonite is out, Rafa is set to win Rome without dropping a set
     
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  6. EloQuent

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    Don’t forget that Fognini has beaten Rafa on clay
     
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  7. paranoidandroid

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    Fog to win RG?
     
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  8. Sudacafan

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    Last week Thiem just had his annual clay win over Rafa. We shall wait until next year to see any signs of life from him again.
     
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  9. Kalin

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    Dominic, once again, has a pretty good tournament, beats Rafa on clay and makes it all the way to the final where he loses, probably at least partially due to being somewhat tired... it sure looked like it.

    So what does the scheduling genius do?? Signs up for both singles and effing doubles in the very next tournament, making sure to get as little rest as possible! (Of course, their first match goes all the way to a decisive TB and they win it, making sure he keeps playing further in the crucial doubles event). He probably also asked for mixed but they didn't have the space. What a bloody idiot!!
     
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  10. kishnabe

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    Fognini has a higher peak than Thiem on Clay.

    True Prince of Bel-Clay
     
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  11. kishnabe

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    Fognini has a higher peak than Thiem on Clay.

    True Prince of Bel-Clay
     
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  12. Poisoned Slice

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    Once more > again
    Kryptonite > Cryptonite

    you're welcome.
     
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  13. StANDAA

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    huh?
     
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    He tanked the Madrid final in order to avoid having to stay at the WATLYNM Lodge, as the loss to The Velvet Fog was an "Arrivederci Roma!" waiting to happen.
     
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    The Fog was beasting today. Some of those shots were ridiculous but to answer the question, Thiem is a mug who has potential to occasionally doing great things on a given day but nothing more.
     
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  17. Poisoned Slice

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    We always say if you're gonna do it make sure you do it right. No mercy to that poor racquet. Dominated.
     
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  18. MugOpponent

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    I never knew Thiem was a racquet smasher. That was the most impressive thing he did all day. The man was pissed off but a focused Peak Fog will do that to you.
     
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    Thiem lost o_O
    The things I missed today!
     
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    Clever move from Dominic. Clearly been reading Benneteau's best-selling 'Guide To Avoid Having To Stay At That Place With The Unpronounceable Acronym' . ;)
     
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  24. Forehand_Slice

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    Thiem is going to be still relevant on clay when Nadal goes.
    Sure, he'll never dominate but he should eventually win some big titles
    Most likely he''ll end up being the luckiest member of the Lost Gen.
     
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    My current conspiracy theory is that he wanted to enter RG with a winning streak against Rafa... pile up the pressure, you know :D
     
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  26. Zebrev

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    Thiem will win multiple RG titles. Not his fault Rafa played the way he did last years semi.
     
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    I give him a credit in 4GS - 3x RG and 1x AO or USO
     
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  28. vive le beau jeu !

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    this loss to fognini might be a blessing in disguise... he should be fresh for RG ! :)
     
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    Thiem isn't in good enough shape yet to beat RAFA over 5 sets. Dom needs to get in better shape
     
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    He's playing Lyon next week... Insanity!!
     
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    The loss to Fognini after the Madrid final is not a problem.

    This is the problem for Thiemo_O
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  33. vive le beau jeu !

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  34. tennis_pro

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    Let's see what Zverev does now when he has to beat Goffin, Cilic and Nadal to win a tournament instead of Donskoy.
     
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    Guess he is just cashing in like Kafelnikov?
     
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    Who plays a 250 event the week before a slam when he's considered an actual "contender" (barf) for the title? Guys like Gulbis or Ryan Harrison might do this, but not a top 10 player on his favorite surface. It's spectacularly stupid scheduling!
     
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  37. mellowyellow

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    Ya, then he will suffer a lower back thing from too much tennis in the RG ... Stupid
     
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    Wawrinka played Geneva the week before winning RG'15. He didn't win it like the past two years (QFs 2015) but made SFs and final after his title runs. He's also a WC this year to hopefully get match ready for RG.
     
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