didn't know about this 'emergency substitution' thing... very interesting!It seems Alex will play in Geneva:
Mixed feelings about this
Sameee. I had never heard of it before, that's why I shared the 2nd tweetdidn't know about this 'emergency substitution' thing... very interesting!
I think so? That's what I understood as wellso, if i understand well, the letsgoyelling ziraffe will be used as a spare part to fix the geneva draw?
I don't think so. I saw earlier today he had asked for a WC, and shortly after that, like an hour after or so, the tweets announcing the emergency substitution situation appeared. So, he probably wanted to play to get some matches under his belt, and the emergency substitution thing just happened to be applied in his case.
Well, we do know he's the type of player who performs better when playing many matches. So, seeing it from that perspective, it makes sense for him to play. Winning some matches, regardless of the opposition, is always a positive. But I don't know... I can totally see him losing to some 70ish ranked player, and that would be an awful hit to his already weak confidence. I guess all we can do is hope for the bestIf not, then it might be good to get some practice since he hasn't had any long runs at tournaments. Maybe he still feels fresh or motivated before RG.
wow... forced to play, really ?!Sameee. I had never heard of it before, that's why I shared the 2nd tweet
I think so? That's what I understood as well
Can't be, there are no ATP obligations regarding 250s.wow... forced to play, really ?!
Granted, but given his current run of 6 wins & 8 losses since Indian Wells, he probably spent more time in the plane than on the court.cause he played every single week since marrakech
Not just the final, it was a very hard week for him, that's for sure. His game was far from his best. But either way, he managed to defeat players that, by ranking, he should've defeated. A week ago he probably would've lost his 1R match. I only see this week as a win.His win over Jarry in Geneva finals wasnt convincing at all. Only that
FFS Sascha I want to believe he'll see the light after this awful slump and this is just him trying to dismiss JMac in front of the cameras, but God how much I hate his stubbornness.Reasonably thought out from Z about his own return positions, but I don't agree. He's so tall. It may work out decently now bc he's still young, but in the long run, it will put more wear on his body, resulting in more injuries than the closer-to-baseline return positions (resulting in shorter points). Monfils has similarly deep return positions, and he's often injured. Nadl is the most successful at returning from so deep, but he has so much more power on the FH and moves much better. He also is often injured even though he's a physical beast. We shall see how Z turns out.
Thread: Asked #Zverev what he thinks about his courtposition and critic from Becker/McEnroe that he didnt develope and stands too far behind baseline "They have their opinion. I don’t see it that way. Neither Lendl/my father do. I Proved I can win big matches the way I play" 1/3
#Zverev "..If I play bad, Im too passive. If i play good, I can be one of the most aggressive players. It is more about where I hit/how I feel the ball. The discussion is a bit idiocy. @andy_murray can stand 2 metres before baseline but he will play different than Del Potro" 2/3
#Zverev :"Players like Delpo or myself we need time to swing. In exchange we have 10x more power than other guys. Everyone has to adapt to his own constitution. Boris/John shouldnt put everyone in a groupe. They ran to the net their whole life. But every player is different" 3/3