I've gotta say. That was a high quality opening set from both of them. Excellent serving and some nice winners thrown in. Glad I decided to watch this one. Rublev just about earned that I think but Nick played well too.
It's not about seeing close stuff. I start getting spots in my vision under the lights some times and it ruins your ability to see the ball at contact on on serve. It ruins your read on the spin. Doesn't really hurt your striking that much.Complaining about him not being able to see, while hitting the ball as clean as ever.
Let's be fair. The sample size isn't very big. He's played less than 100 professional matches. He also has choked when serving for matches on numerous occasions. That almost never happened to Rafa, even in 2004-05.But I've been really impressed with what I've seen from Rublev. The guy brings intensity that few others on tour not named Nadal possess.
I just meant how he rips all his shots. I guess Thiem is similar.Let's be fair. The sample size isn't very big. He's played less than 100 professional matches. He also has choked when serving for matches on numerous occasions. That almost never happened to Rafa, even in 2004-05.
I think you're discounting Rafa. I watched Nadal in 2004 and he rarely, rarely dropped serve when serving for a match. Rublev choked to love when serving against Tsits last week. Rublev is not the talent Nadal was, no way.He is very good. Strong forehand, good footwork and has a little bit of Rafa's intensity. I like him
How can anyone be so deluded to think Nick doesn't work out, train or practice? I've watched live him practice at IW and it's intense.This SUX ~ Kyrgios should have Worked Out, Trained, & PRACTICED more ~ don't think Kyrgios can handle playing 3 entire sets against Rublev let alone five!!
I've been to NY multiple times. It still doesn't explain why they can't shut up between 1st and 2nd serves in tennis matches. Of course New Yorkers are rude in general but it's very distracting to the players.If you'd been to NY you'd know. Different culture than anywhere else in the world aside from New Jersey.