TRS: 2021 Cincinnati Masters 1000-general discussion

gogo

Legend
The match score should be so much more one-sided, but somehow Berrettini isn't that far behind in score. Felix has to keep his focus.
 

Sparlingo

Hall of Fame
Good win by Felix against an out of sorts Berrettini. Felix has trouble getting his game up to a high level but when he gets there he usually keeps it for a while making him streaky.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
It’s a tough path through NextGens Khachanov (Tokyo silver), Berry (Wimby finalist), Tsits (RG finalist), likely Zedraffe (Tokyo gold) and defending Mason Real Slam champion Meddle but Felix is 40% of the way to becoming another 8/8 Real Slam champion.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
I am predicting Medvedev, Zverev, Tsitsipas, and Rublev will win. There is usually one upset though - I just hope it's not Paire, I like him the least of the 8 quarter-finalists. Ruud is going to be tough for Zverev and could go either way. I love and adore Pablo so so so much but I think Medvedev is simply playing at his highest level right now. 6 of these players are among my very favorites on the tour - this will be a fun day of tennis!
 

fundrazer

Legend
Think I'm going to take under 21.5 games for Zverev and Ruud. +120 seems too good to pass up when something like 6-4 6-4.

Ruud was great against Schwartzman yesterday, but still see this being fairly straightforward.
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
Said it in another thread, but if Rublev wins this match, he'll 100% pass both Thiem (already guaranteed) and now Nadal at the USO in rankings. With a good USO, he could even pass Zverev into 4th, although that is less likely.
 
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Deleted member 771911

Guest
Rublev, I am your fan, and even though I am no longer watching tennis I still check your scores and progress.
But, don't you dare lose to Paire today!!!
 

El_Yotamo

Hall of Fame
Wtf is Rublev doing, seriously he's playing like an idiot. Trying to hit to Paire's BH won't work, you need to give him a ton of FHs, preferably with lots of topspin to make him miss and become gradually frustrated.
 

El_Yotamo

Hall of Fame
not watching but I probably could have told you this before the match lol. Rublev desperately needs a second plan B aside from “hit HARDER”
Yeah sure, it's just bafflingly frustrating at times. I mean, this is such an easy strategy for even someone like Rublev to employ
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
I suppose in the context of Benoit actually trying and actually playing pretty well this week, I wouldn't have minded, but 99 times out of 100, I hope he loses. Can't take the lack of effort that's his usual fare.
 

BenC

Semi-Pro
I suppose in the context of Benoit actually trying and actually playing pretty well this week, I wouldn't have minded, but 99 times out of 100, I hope he loses. Can't take the lack of effort that's his usual fare.
oh, for sure. I just can't believe I watched the entirety of a Paire match.
 
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