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Auckland R1: Santi Giraldo def. [WC] Michael Venus 6-4 6-3

It was such a pleasure to watch Santi live, he has a great backhand especially .

Michael Venus has game, but I guess he's 24 years old and would've broken through if he was ever going to.

Santi plays Almagro next, who's second seeded but I see no reason he couldn't win that. Vamos Santi .

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Re: Auckland R1: Santi Giraldo def. [WC] Michael Venus 6-4 6-3

Venus really was going for huge forehands and while he made a few he usually ended up getting dominated in every rally just because he would make a bad unforced error. His first serve was good but he barely ever got it in, Giraldo played well and really took care of his serve. Interesting to see Giraldo against Almagro
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Re: Auckland R1: Santi Giraldo def. [WC] Michael Venus 6-4 6-3

I enjoy Michael Venus. Entertaining player.

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Re: Auckland R1: Santi Giraldo def. [WC] Michael Venus 6-4 6-3

What's Venus's upside? Top 200 material one day? What's his game like? is he an All-Rounder? Baseliner? is his forehand or backhand any good? details...
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Re: Auckland R1: Santi Giraldo def. [WC] Michael Venus 6-4 6-3

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What's Venus's upside? Top 200 material one day? What's his game like? is he an All-Rounder? Baseliner? is his forehand or backhand any good? details...
Big inconsistent serve and big inconsistent groundies . Pretty much a ballbasher.

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Re: Auckland R1: Santi Giraldo def. [WC] Michael Venus 6-4 6-3

venus played college tennis at LSU, so his age is not as big a factor as it would be for someone who had played a long time on tour

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