He’s probably already vlogging about being in touch with his inner Beatle via a tour of the Reeperbahn and getting on stage at what was The Top 10 Club (now moondoo) where they performed at Citypass’ age. I imagine he’ll say something like, “Can’t be #1 without breathing the same air as the real #1s!”Tsitsipas playing Hamburg is typical dumb scheduling. Should be preparing for the hard court season rather than vulturing another clay tournament.
Edged by Varillas in qualies but gets the LL and smokes Moutet 1&2. The reward is 2R vs 2x champion Basil Fawlty.Sebastian Baez got his first career ATP win in Hamburg today.
He's still on vacation. Hamburg is **********' tournament to lose if he's careless, will probably defeat PCB in the final.Tsitsipas playing Hamburg is typical dumb scheduling. Should be preparing for the hard court season rather than vulturing another clay tournament.
These smaller tourneys are like practice sessions for him.Tsitsipas is 2600 pts behind Novak in the race. Probably wants to get as many "easy" points as possible, but seeing how this is his 14th tournament this year I think he may be overplaying a little bit.
Three tournaments in play this week, Hamburg clay, Bastad clay, and Newport grass.
In before @sureshs wakes up to find out The Nagal is out of Hamburg, thrashed by qualifier Varillas from Peru. What would a Peruvian bagel taste like (0&4)?
Bad coaching or The Nagal lacks talent???
According to cultural historians, you are FINNISHed in Helsinki for calling Ruusuvuori a Scando. The four countries mentioned are all Nordic but it’s only Danemark, Norge and Sverige that make up Scandinavia.Three Scandos in Bastad who's name starts with "Ru"
Holger Rune wins his first round match. Now meets top seeded Casper Ruud in the second round. If the winner reaches the SFs here, he might be faced by Emil Ruusuvuori.
Last time I check Ryan's ranking it was in the mid 300s! I glad he gets a chance here to possible make comeback and get some desperately needed ATP points and confidence points too. He was a cocky teenager when he first entered into the ATP Pro Tour coach by his dad! The time to be cocky when you are in the top 5 in the rankings, not beginning of one's career!Interesting qually scoreline yesterday (Newport):
Suomi over Sverige 2x in a row, bro! Just backing up the escape in Miami over Ymer, rebounding from a set down.Ruusuvuori surprisingly beats Mikael Ymer on clay, which has been by far his worst surface. Not even Finnish tennis followers expected a win because Ruusuvuori has been out of form lately.
That was a nice rebound from losing the opening set TB.How about Dr. Ivo winning in newport, even won a set 6/1. Domination.
Rosewall’s victory in Hong Kong in 1977 was achieved just 2 months before Muscles’ 43rd birthday. Ivo will fall a few months short of that if he wins Newport’21.
He already did the last time he won it.
That partially explains Monsieur Chaussette’s comeback from a set and an early break down in the second to win.11 breaks of serve in the Sock Bolt match! Both won less than 50% of second serve points.
Stan Wawrinka is most displeased.Amazing wonderful genius future star Musetti lost to Laaksonen in Bastad. I suppose the ATP PR dep. started to groom him way too early.
Could explain his success, no?Jason Jung just beat 5th seed T. Sandgren 6-2, 6-2, 2nd round at Hall of Fame. Haven't seen him on this forum for a while.