WTF Final: [6] Tsitsipas vs. [5] Thiem

Who wins?


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Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
The start to this set is why I still have major doubts that Timmy could beat RAFA in a RG final. This has been a huge let down in level. You can't afford to do hat against the legends and expect to get away with it. Timmy won the 2nd set this year, and then preceded to lose the 3rd and 4th set 6-1, 6-1.
This is why I'm not sure Thiem will win any majors. Logically he should win at least one RG after Rafa retires or he beats really really old Rafa, but if he doesn't get it at RG, I wouldn't exactly bet on him to win either HC slam and definitely not Wimbledon.
 

40L0VE

Rookie
The fact Thiem is now 4-0 down in the second set after winning an intense 1st set in the tiebreak shows how much emotionally (temporarily?) it drained him. This happens a lot in tennis at all levels where the winner of a tough set has an emotional break from the intensity of the match in progress having just gained a set lead.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
This is why I'm not sure Thiem will win any majors. Logically he should win at least one RG after Rafa retires or he beats really really old Rafa, but if he doesn't get it at RG, I wouldn't exactly bet on him to win either HC slam and definitely not Wimbledon.
mto for Thiem incoming; sick;)
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
This is why I'm not sure Thiem will win any majors. Logically he should win at least one RG after Rafa retires or he beats really really old Rafa, but if he doesn't get it at RG, I wouldn't exactly bet on him to win either HC slam and definitely not Wimbledon.
Wimbledon is out of the question. My bet is RG and and the USO. I think that USO is wide open these days and will be even more so in a couple of years.
 

40L0VE

Rookie
If Tsitsipas wins this set with no more breaks for either player then I'd say the advantage is strongly in Tsitsipas's favour. Afterall he's drawn level winning the set without the intensity Thiem had to go through in winning the 1st set. He should start the 3rd set emotionally better than Thiem started the 2nd.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
I'm sure there's a clay challenger somewhere you can stream
Paris was a bit of a snooze fest. People in here bored. I don't like grass either.

What irks me is every tournament juicing their courts to prop up the Big 3. Veteran players have better serves and fast courts help great servers the most. Big 3 good for the bottom line which is why they do it, but its wrong.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Thiem really upped the rpm on his backhand that set, maybe conserving energy by not bombing every shot.
 

40L0VE

Rookie
Lol, at this rate the only that beat Steffy was Nadal , that didnt qualified for the semis. Oh well
The 1st stage of the WTF is effectively a league format so performance against the entire field in terms of matches won, and set and game win/loss ratios determines who goes through. Nadal against the whole field was simply outperformed.
 

speedysteve

Legend
Paris was a bit of a snooze fest. People in here bored. I don't like grass either.

What irks me is every tournament juicing their courts to prop up the Big 3. Veteran players have better serves and fast courts help great servers the most. Big 3 good for the bottom line which is why they do it, but its wrong.
I don't see it that way.
There are many slow courts still and only a year or two ago everything seemed super slow..
Need a balence.

Here we go .
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
This is why I slightly favored Tsists as to who I thought would win. He's been even keeled and high level all week, and even in a dead rubber match. Thiem has played a very high level as well but had a letdown against Berretini.
 

mightyjeditribble

Hall of Fame
Paris was a bit of a snooze fest. People in here bored. I don't like grass either.

What irks me is every tournament juicing their courts to prop up the Big 3. Veteran players have better serves and fast courts help great servers the most. Big 3 good for the bottom line which is why they do it, but its wrong.
Doesn't seem to have hurt the NextGen this tournament. :D

(Sent from my mobile phone, apologies for typos!)
 
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