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Post by rex » Aug Sun 11, 2019 11:20 pm

Rafael withdrew. Replaced by Mikhail Kukushkin to his spot in the draw....

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Post by rex » Aug Tue 13, 2019 12:15 pm

Thiem withdrew and replaced by DelBonis....

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Post by djmm1962 » Aug Wed 14, 2019 6:22 am

Sascha has a great chance to get through the bottom half because he doesn't have to play any of the top 5!! Let's do this!!

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Post by CrossCourtBH » Aug Wed 14, 2019 8:25 am

Hi all

Why was Fognini match canceled yesterday?

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Post by djmm1962 » Aug Wed 14, 2019 8:44 am

He withdrew due to injury, but didn't state what was injured!!

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Post by CrossCourtBH » Aug Wed 14, 2019 12:04 pm

Thanks info @ dj

BTW missed you at chat during Toronto

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Post by Graveller » Aug Wed 14, 2019 3:17 pm

Shapovalov vs Pouille in a moment... great line-up for me
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Post by djmm1962 » Aug Thu 15, 2019 7:27 am

CrossCourtBH wrote:
Aug Wed 14, 2019 12:04 pm
Thanks info @ dj

BTW missed you at chat during Toronto

I missed you guys too ~ My eyes needed a break!!

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Post by djmm1962 » Aug Thu 15, 2019 7:29 am

Poor Sascha :(

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Post by Grossefavourite » Aug Thu 15, 2019 8:20 am

Kyrgios blasts ref, smashes rackets in Cincy loss

The record books will say Karen Khachanov beat Nick Kyrgios two sets to one in a second-round match in Cincinnati on Wednesday, but that tells virtually none of the actual story.

It was another ride on the Kyrgios roller coaster, mixing sublime tennis and some on-court humor with swearing and berating of the umpire, smashed rackets and a collapse from a winning position.

A time violation handed down by chair umpire Fergus Murphy was the catalyst for the latest Kyrgios rant, with the Aussie loudly remonstrating Murphy's actions between games, between points and, basically, whenever he felt like it.

Kyrgios requested a toilet break, which Murphy denied, but he left the court anyway, taking two rackets with him. He returned about 20 seconds later with two broken rackets, after smashing them in the corridor beneath the stands.

Back on court, he continued his verbal onslaught against Murphy in the final set, claiming that the umpire was unfair to him every time he officiates his matches.

"Worst f---ing ref ever," he shouted after returning. "The worst ref in the game. ... The worst. Hands down."

Kyrgios has explosive meltdown in CincinnatiNick Kyrgios receives a code violation after calling the chair umpire "the worst ref in the game hands down," smashes two rackets in the hallway and is then handed a time violation.
While Kyrgios was still capable of wowing the crowd with the occasional winner in the third set, his focus was gone and he conceded a break in the sixth game by attempting a tweener drop volley.

After a double fault handed Khachanov the match 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-2 and the players shook hands, Kyrgios went at Murphy once again.

"You're a f---ing tool, bro," he said.

Kyrgios then appeared to spit in the direction of the umpire before he shunned the traditional handshake.

Ranked 27th, Kyrgios still appears likely to be seeded for the season's final Grand Slam starting in New York on Aug. 26.

But the temperamental star might face significant fines for smashing two rackets in the vicinity of the court, verbally abusing Murphy and not actually using the bathroom after requesting a toilet break.

"He has a really great talent but sometimes the head not in the right place," Khachanov said. "It was a really difficult match for me. I had to really work it out, how to get the win.

"It's really tough [playing Kyrgios], not only for me but for everybody. You have to try and handle it, then you can have chances to win the match. Always try to stay in there."

Khachanov will play Frenchman Lucas Pouille next, with the winner likely to face off against top-seeded titleholder Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.

Earlier, Australian No. 2 Alex de Minaur posted a significant 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 second-round win over American Reilly Opelka.

The world No. 38 faces Yoshihito Nishioka on Friday, with victory over the Japanese also likely to earn de Minaur a US Open seeding.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Aug Thu 15, 2019 8:29 am

This Kyrgios guy should be banned for 2 years at least. He needs a shrink.
Girls should stay away from him. This guy has anger issue and could kill.

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Post by Graveller » Aug Thu 15, 2019 9:02 am

Made some last-minute changes to my R16 predictions...

Difference between top-half and bottom-half are huge; all the interesting ones are in the top half.
Bottom half is a golden opportunity for a lower-ranked player to reach the final of an ATP1000; obviously, I am rooting for Goffin :-)
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Post by Grossefavourite » Aug Thu 15, 2019 9:11 am

Ace2Ace wrote:
Aug Thu 15, 2019 8:29 am
This Kyrgios guy should be banned for 2 years at least. He needs a shrink.
Girls should stay away from him. This guy has anger issue and could kill.
The girls will read the anger as passion and therefore will be drawn that much more to him. He's also very handsome, famous and wealthy. Good luck keeping them away! lol

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Post by Zalvar » Aug Thu 15, 2019 10:04 am

How the ATP lets one player disrespect not only the game but his opponent on the other side pretty much every time he steps into the court is a mystery to me .... not to mention umpire abuse.
Nick just needs to go away. Do some yoga and deep breathing.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Aug Thu 15, 2019 10:08 am

Doubtful Krygios is drug free.

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