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Re: 2019 French...Gents

Post by djmm1962 » Jun Fri 07, 2019 10:40 pm

Ace2Ace wrote:
Jun Fri 07, 2019 10:13 am
djmm1962 wrote:
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Rafa put a hurting on Roger!!

Beast Mode!!
You knew that was coming. Federer can't touch Nadal's loopy balls on clay.
Rafa's shots weren't loopy, they were devastatingly crisp, powerful and accurate ~ Even his net shots!!

Wheeeww!!

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Post by djmm1962 » Jun Fri 07, 2019 10:55 pm

They will resume at 5:00 am EDT!!

Either I stay up (lol) or awake early :roll: Not a good choice!!

We'll see ...

Go DjokerSlam!!

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jun Sat 08, 2019 8:25 am

djmm1962 wrote:
Jun Fri 07, 2019 10:55 pm
They will resume at 5:00 am EDT!!

Either I stay up (lol) or awake early :roll: Not a good choice!!

We'll see ...

Go DjokerSlam!!
Just tuned in, thinking the ladies were playing... but no.. Still the soldiers not done with their 10-set marathon. Get out of there.!!!!! Best of 3 should be enough.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Sat 08, 2019 8:29 am

Rafa: "Hehehehehehehehehehhehehehehehehehehehe....no?"

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Post by Graveller » Jun Sat 08, 2019 10:02 am

Finally some opposition for Nadal in this event... rooting for Thiem tomorrow.
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Post by CrossCourtBH » Jun Sat 08, 2019 10:54 am

@ Grav well done for picking Thiem in pg semis - no others did so -
finals - not so sure

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Post by djmm1962 » Jun Sat 08, 2019 11:18 am

Ahh, missed the men's semi :(

But, I caught the women's final :) Congrats Ash!!

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Post by Graveller » Jun Sat 08, 2019 11:30 am

@CrossCourt: I picked Thiem, based on what I saw from Thiem and Novak in the QF.
Yesterday, I was not totally convinced by Nadal; that second set should have gone to Federer. But he screwed in shot selections. On several occasions in that set, Federer was in a position to finish the point but played right back to Nadal who took over the rally every time.
Federer had BPs, but failed. Was leading 40-0 on serve and got broken...
Nadal had no real opponents so far, and even Goffin won a set.

I can see Thiem winning tomorrow. So I pick him in the PGame
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Post by Graveller » Jun Sun 09, 2019 9:58 am

Yes, Thiem wins the second set... I knew that this was not going to be an easy walk in the park for Rafa.

Until now, he faced less talented players or an older one (Roger) who is less fit that Nadal on clay.

Now Thiem has the clay-skills and - imo - as fit as Nadal... Nadal is using a lot of energy for the moment and still has to win two. Excited to see if Nadal can keep this huge defense up... Thiem looks like he is getting the better player in the longer rallies.
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Post by Graveller » Jun Sun 09, 2019 10:03 am

And then he gets broken on love at the start of set 3... a severe case of decompression.....
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