USO R3: [28] Nick Kyrgios vs Andrey Rublev

Kyrgios vs Rublev


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Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
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.
 

victorcruz

Professional
That's a helluva chance to take Nick. Get it together, you're supposed to be great in TBs. Wanna see him face Rafa in the semis.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Rublev was really solid that first set, very impressive. The first set was only 34 minutes, let's see what Nick brings in the second. He needs to go after the weak Rublev second serve.
 

La Grande

G.O.A.T.
12 aces. No double faults. 70% first serves in. 92% first serve points won. 71% second serve points won. 21 winners to 10 unforced errors.

Lost the set.
 

Demented

Rookie
Complaining about him not being able to see, while hitting the ball as clean as ever.
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.
 

FRV2

Professional
He will be lucky to take as many games as last time with Rafa’s improved serve.
You could be right. Nadal is that good. 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.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Anyone noticing that Rublev starting to read the serve a little? Couple of points he moved into the shot there. He's adapting
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
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.
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.
 

FRV2

Professional
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 just meant how he rips all his shots. I guess Thiem is similar.
 

Demented

Rookie
Probably playing COD in the dark. I have a similar issue where I get spots in my vision when playing under the lights. I'm not sure why Nick would have that issue at his age though. I didn't start experiencing that stuff until my 30's.
 

LaZeR

Professional
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!!:eek:
 

AceSalvo

Legend
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!!:eek:
Kyrgios is a whole 3 years late to that. He got this far just by "talent" alone.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
He is very good. Strong forehand, good footwork and has a little bit of Rafa's intensity. I like him
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.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
If you'd been to NY you'd know. Different culture than anywhere else in the world aside from New Jersey.
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.
 
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