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^ He won't be playing Kitzbühel this year btw, but Washington instead. I thought he'll play Hamburg too but I'm not sure since he isn't listed on the website.
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^ He won't be playing Kitzbühel this year btw, but Washington instead. I thought he'll play Hamburg too but I'm not sure since he isn't listed on the website.
That is good to hear. Washington is much, much better prep for Montreal than playing on clay in Europe.

I am guessing he would have played Hamburg had Madrid/Rome/RG gone badly and he was desperately in need of the points but quite obviously that is not the case so a proper rest post Wimbledon would seem to be a better option.
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I have to say I can't believe how monstrous Domi's draw could have been -- all of the deep runners of the clay season where there with Goffin, Djokovic and Nadal before the Finals. Grass season next, and it does seem good that his schedule seems more reasonable this year. He really needs to improve his record post-RG. Hope he at least reach the 4th Round this time in Wimbledon.



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Dominic's grass season starts tomorrow in Halle where he is second seed. He is a nice draw for the opening rounds playing Marterer in R1 and either Haase or Ferrer in R2. I won't take anything for granted as the transition from clay to grass can be very tricky but this is a very good opportunity to at least get a couple of wins on grass under his belt. I am genuinely intrigued to see if he can repeat the good form he showed on grass last year which frankly came as a huge shock.
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Sadly Dominic's grass season didn't start out so well.

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I don't think grass will ever be good to him. At least he's better on it than Thomas Muster was.

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I don't think grass will ever be good to him. At least he's better on it than Thomas Muster was.
You know I have heard people talk about Thomas Muster, but I don't remember him playing at all

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Thomas Muster played in the 90s. Exceptional player on clay and also very good at his best on hardcourt, but didn't do well on grass. He won French Open 1995 and made it to #1 in the rankings that year, though not for long.

He could have achieved more but for a terrible car accident early in his career. Took him a long time to recover and noone knows if he ever recovered fully.

Anyway, he was Austrias only top player in recent decades until Thiem came along.

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Use that great memory of yours and tell me what other players were playing at that time please. I think I might have checked out of tennis in the 90's?


And the forum is having problems because it has taken me a long time to get this posted.

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Use that great memory of yours and tell me what other players were playing at that time please. I think I might have checked out of tennis in the 90's?


And the forum is having problems because it has taken me a long time to get this posted.
Well, the best players at the time were Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. We also had Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Sergi Bruguera - plus Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker were still active for much of it, even though they started out earlier.

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Well, the best players at the time were Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. We also had Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Sergi Bruguera - plus Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker were still active for much of it, even though they started out earlier.
Oh gee thanks you didn't have to go any further than Pete and Andre. I did indeed check out of tennis then. I thought Pete was boring and Andre too wild. Now if the two of them could have come together as one person the combination would have been just right

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Well, his performance against Haase was quite frankly terrible. He turned into that error-spraying version of him we saw earlier this season (Evans, Basilashvili, Goffin last two sets).

But I am not too worried about it. It seems like he only plays those minor tournaments on HC and grass nowadays to get some match practise, and not to actually win them. His statements prior to the tournament confirm that theory ("I wouldn't mind if I was knocked out early").

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Well, his performance against Haase was quite frankly terrible. He turned into that error-spraying version of him we saw earlier this season (Evans, Basilashvili, Goffin last two sets).

But I am not too worried about it. It seems like he only plays those minor tournaments on HC and grass nowadays to get some match practise, and not to actually win them. His statements prior to the tournament confirm that theory ("I wouldn't mind if I was knocked out early").
Did he really say that? I don't think I'ld say that it sounds like he doesn't care/isn't trying.

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Did he really say that? I don't think I'ld say that it sounds like he doesn't care/isn't trying.
Yeah he did. Thiem is known for being completely honest in interviews, which can get him in minor troubles at times. I like it though as it is refreshing to hear someone speak his mind and not just answer with meaningless phrases
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I like players to be honest in interviews, but there is such a thing about giving out too much information. And the tour has been looking at the efforts of players more and more. I just don't want him to be badly thought of. He seems like such a nice person. And, of course, when he is actually playing the effort does seem to be there.

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