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Cincinnati Quest - Auf Geht's Tommy !

Lugburz
08-14-2009, 11:13 PM
Seems like 1st Rn match is vs Isner :rolleyes:

thedesertsun
08-14-2009, 11:14 PM
Is this the truth? Where do you know that from?

Lugburz
08-14-2009, 11:16 PM
http://twitter.com/Justingimelstob

''Just did the draw for @Cincytennis with @holtermedia. Some great 1st rd matchups.Haas/Isner safin/Ginepri Soderling/Hewitt''

thedesertsun
08-14-2009, 11:24 PM
Oh great.. Karlovic in Montreal and Isner in Cincy.. his two best friends on the tour :smash:

Ridiculous :D pahh, so I think from now on these two opponents should be impossible match-ups for the rest of Tommys career:haha:

thefly
08-14-2009, 11:29 PM
Well, he overcame Karlovic, so screw Isner. ;) Also, he won their last encounter last year pretty comfortably, while the two losses before were both pretty close.

But right now I think the more interesting question is whether Tommy will show up at all ...

Lugburz
08-14-2009, 11:34 PM
Well, he overcame Karlovic, so screw Isner. ;) Also, he won their last encounter last year pretty comfortably, while the two losses before were both pretty close.

But right now I think the more interesting question is whether Tommy will show up at all ...

can't tell,but is that really a possibility?:rolleyes:

thefly
08-14-2009, 11:42 PM
can't tell,but is that really a possibility?:rolleyes:

I don't think it's probable, but still ...

Lugburz
08-14-2009, 11:48 PM
ok here's the draw :http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/422/mds.pdf

not that bad...

shadows
08-15-2009, 12:48 AM
If Tommy can get past Isner I could see him really going deep!

Lugburz
08-15-2009, 11:50 AM
Well,regarding closely Tommy got best quarter. Sure its better to have Djokovic and Davydenko than Tsonga/Nadal, Roddick/Fed, Murray/DelPonny..

vs Isner: Hopefully Tommy overcame big servers-bad luck-mania as he's looking better then last few years when losing to Isner,etc.. So straight win is expected but we'll see,still long way to go....

16681
08-15-2009, 12:01 PM
Oh I don't like the 1st Rd Match :scared: John is another one of those big servers who also happens to be very tall :eek: No wonder Tommy doesn't like playing them he must feel like he is being bombed from above with tennis balls :armed:

thefly
08-15-2009, 01:24 PM
I also think that draw isn't too bad. Sure, players like Isner are an all the bigger problem for Tommy if he isn't consistent on his own serve, and we saw him struggling in that regard over the last weeks. So we'll see how that's turning out.
But then there's a good chance that he'll meet Djokovic again in a third round, probably the one top 8 player Tommy would have the most confidence against right now. And Davy ... not one of Tommy's favourites, sure, but this guy has to be a little tired at the moment.

This one could shape up to be pretty interesting. Let's hope Tommy isn't bothered by this blister anymore ...

el tenista
08-15-2009, 01:34 PM
This tournament is very important as the week after rankings will define the seedings for the US Open...With a deep run, the Top 16 will be possible (Nalbandian cancelled the Open so the Top 17 would be enough). However, I really hope that he shows up at first. If he beats Isner, anything will be possible. Come on!!!

Lugburz
08-15-2009, 01:47 PM
Come on you Blisters,go away !

thefly
08-15-2009, 01:48 PM
This tournament is very important as the week after rankings will define the seedings for the US Open...With a deep run, the Top 16 will be possible (Nalbandian cancelled the Open so the Top 17 would be enough). However, I really hope that he shows up at first. If he beats Isner, anything will be possible. Come on!!!

Shouldn't a top 24 seeding already be enough to avoid the top 8 in the first 3 rounds or something like that?
Forgive me, I'm past the exam period this semester and switched off my brain, someone has o spell this stuff out for me. ;)

el tenista
08-15-2009, 01:58 PM
Shouldn't a top 24 seeding already be enough to avoid the top 8 in the first 3 rounds or something like that?
Forgive me, I'm past the exam period this semester and switched off my brain, someone has o spell this stuff out for me. ;)

Ah, you're absolutely right...So it doesn't matter whether he's ranked No.24 or No.9...Okay, that's good ;)

oranges
08-15-2009, 02:19 PM
Shouldn't a top 24 seeding already be enough to avoid the top 8 in the first 3 rounds or something like that?
Forgive me, I'm past the exam period this semester and switched off my brain, someone has o spell this stuff out for me. ;)

In GS yes, but not masters events, but not even 15 seed would help avoid the top 8 there by round 3

thefly
08-15-2009, 02:24 PM
In GS yes, but not masters events, but not even 15 seed would help avoid the top 8 there by round 3

Yep, but we are talking about the USO, so ... :)

TennisFan2012
08-15-2009, 03:59 PM
Isner is very inconsistent. When he is in his "zone", he is difficult for anyone to beat. But when he isn't, he will frequently err with groundstrokes, so if his opponent can get into the rally, he can beat Isner. Of course, Tommy will have to serve well against him so as not to give John back any breaks Tommy earns, but Isner is not a superior returner. I agree that Mr. Blister is Tommy's biggest opponent right now. If it isn't fully healed, I hope Tommy will skip Cincinnati, play the Pilot Pen maybe, then go to NY.

el tenista
08-15-2009, 04:09 PM
Isner is very inconsistent. When he is in his "zone", he is difficult for anyone to beat. But when he isn't, he will frequently err with groundstrokes, so if his opponent can get into the rally, he can beat Isner. Of course, Tommy will have to serve well against him so as not to give John back any breaks Tommy earns, but Isner is not a superior returner. I agree that Mr. Blister is Tommy's biggest opponent right now. If it isn't fully healed, I hope Tommy will skip Cincinnati, play the Pilot Pen maybe, then go to NY.

That would be senseless. If he plays Pilot Pen Tennis, he'll probably have a deep run, playing the semifinals or finals at the weekend one day before the start of his favourite tournament. He would be tired and the risk of going out early would rise.

TennisFan2012
08-15-2009, 06:56 PM
That would be senseless. If he plays Pilot Pen Tennis, he'll probably have a deep run, playing the semifinals or finals at the weekend one day before the start of his favourite tournament. He would be tired and the risk of going out early would rise.

Au contraire. It is highly risky to go into the US Open having not played competitive matches in nearly 3 weeks. That's the position he would be in if he can't play Cincinnati and chooses not to play Pilot Pen. He also is in control of exactly how much effort he expends. I'm not saying he would tank but he could decide to pace himself. Note also that a number of other top 30 (but not the most elite) players who feel they need matches typically play there.

Maybe you're arguing an alternative - that he should play Cincinnati even if the blister is NOT healed? That could knock him out of the Open altogether, since it would further delay healing. That's why I say it all depends on the blister.

thefly
08-15-2009, 07:07 PM
You both make good points ... but I guess we can all agree that playing some matches next week would be the ideal situation, so let's worry about anything else later. ;)

thedesertsun
08-15-2009, 11:53 PM
Ah, you're absolutely right...So it doesn't matter whether he's ranked No.24 or No.9...Okay, that's good ;)
Yeah.. No.9-12 just avoids top4-guys in the round of 16 ;)

sundog
08-16-2009, 05:00 PM
Good news! Tommy is here in Cincy and will be practicing later today!! :yippee:

thefly
08-16-2009, 05:04 PM
Good news! Tommy is here in Cincy and will be practicing later today!! :yippee:

Thanks for the update, good news indeed. :) Have fun there ...

Lugburz
08-16-2009, 05:42 PM
indeed good news,but never in doubt really ;)

Ad Wim
08-16-2009, 05:53 PM
Why is everyone only talking about Isner? I think Chardy is a tougher opponent in the 2nd round...

Lugburz
08-16-2009, 06:10 PM
Why is everyone only talking about Isner? I think Chardy is a tougher opponent in the 2nd round...

but Isner is obstacle #1 atm and a 1st Round match. Step by step ;)

oranges
08-16-2009, 06:21 PM
Sundog, are you going to watch him live again? I'm green with envy ;)

thefly
08-16-2009, 09:26 PM
No Tommy on Monday.

Lugburz
08-16-2009, 11:48 PM
that's good,he'll have 1 bonus day for healing MR.Blister :lol:

at least he's playing Isner(USA), so that should go for Tv/Stream coverage ;)

16681
08-17-2009, 12:17 AM
Good news! Tommy is here in Cincy and will be practicing later today!! :yippee:
sundog that is great news :D However, if Tommy is going to start practicing this quickly how bad could that blister have been in the first place :confused:

sundog
08-17-2009, 02:12 AM
sundog that is great news :D However, if Tommy is going to start practicing this quickly how bad could that blister have been in the first place :confused:All I know is that he was looking at it ALOT during practice. It's not bandaged and he kept putting talc or some kind of powder on it, probably to keep it dry. I saw it when he held his hand up and it is in a bad spot. But it didn't seem to affect his hitting so that's good. He's scheduled to practice again tomorrow afternoon and his first match should be Tues.

TennisFan2012
08-17-2009, 02:12 AM
Mae, they showed it on the Tennis Channel during the Gonzo match - including having the trainer SHAVE it with a sharp instrument to try to enable him to grip the racquet. Owwww! It was clearly visible and couldn't have been in a worse place. He had no choice to but to retire.

and may I add - Go Tommy! and have fun, Sundog. Hope it's not too hot this week.

sundog
08-17-2009, 02:17 AM
Sundog, are you going to watch him live again? I'm green with envy ;)Yup, sure am! :D

sundog
08-17-2009, 02:22 AM
and may I add - Go Tommy! and have fun, Sundog. Hope it's not too hot this week.It's so hot and humid here. I'm not used to the humidity! I wouldn't want to be out on a court practicing or playing a match for an hour and a half, that's for sure!

Lugburz
08-18-2009, 01:31 AM
Awesome! Tommy vs Isner 1am CET, Center court

el tenista
08-18-2009, 05:48 AM
Another short night I'd say :devil:

Lugburz
08-18-2009, 11:38 PM
we're almost there :devil: can't wait to see him on court after mr.blister bad luck he had :)

el tenista
08-19-2009, 12:12 AM
So, here we go, come on!! :)

thefly
08-19-2009, 12:13 AM
Evening Ladys and Gents ...

Solid first game. :) You know what's cool about Tommy these days? He looks so freakin' young ... :p

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 12:13 AM
Hi there, good start ;)

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 12:14 AM
Evening Ladys and Gents ...

Solid first game. :) You know what's cool about Tommy these days? He looks so freakin' young ... :p

yeah noticed that as well,btw did he painted his hair into black :p he kinda seems more blacky these days

thefly
08-19-2009, 12:17 AM
Holy crap, this dude looks like a giraffe whose tail end flew off. And he also moves that way. Man, you just can't lose against that guy!

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 12:18 AM
giraffe :lol:

thefly
08-19-2009, 12:22 AM
I think those slices can work very well. I can imagine Isner has some trouble getting down and digging those out.

BP!

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 12:26 AM
gotta see more of those angles,unreachable for this giraffe :lol:

thefly
08-19-2009, 12:33 AM
Yep, that angle was beautiful. And great hold right there!

thefly
08-19-2009, 12:34 AM
Uh, I just saw an "Auf Geht's Tommy" tshirt. Someone we know?! :)

thefly
08-19-2009, 12:39 AM
Ah, a huge chance blown. Let's hope that doesn't bite him in the ass now ...

EDIT

Pheeww, favor returned. Now get him!

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 12:44 AM
Uh, I just saw an "Auf Geht's Tommy" tshirt. Someone we know?! :)

was it a female ?:D

thefly
08-19-2009, 12:45 AM
was it a female ?:D

Yup.

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 12:50 AM
Yup.

a yeah right ,majority of Tommy fans are females :rolleyes::rolleyes:

thefly
08-19-2009, 12:58 AM
Man, Tommy has to make more of it when he gets into a rally.

thefly
08-19-2009, 01:05 AM
Oh, great way to end the set. Well Tommy can't complain, he had his chances, but just isn't good enough right now to make the best of it.

But hell, watching Isner almost puts me to sleep instantly. Maybe Tommy has a similar problem ...

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 01:05 AM
gotta tell Isner deserved this 1st set, Tommy's movement sucks! I hope he'll be more determinant from now on.
He should attack more!

thefly
08-19-2009, 01:14 AM
Awful match overall. Crowd is bored shitless.

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 01:22 AM
now if only Tommy can pass this match :rolleyes:

btw,Tommy's bored too....

thefly
08-19-2009, 01:37 AM
You got to be kidding, what's he doing with those break points?!

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 01:39 AM
ah dammit :(

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 01:40 AM
come o Tommy ,release the arsenal!

el tenista
08-19-2009, 01:45 AM
Yes! Finally the break!!! Come on!!!!

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 01:46 AM
JA! it was about the time when Tommy start to read those monstrous serves ! Now we need a classy service game !

thefly
08-19-2009, 01:46 AM
Yes! Boy, I would have feakin' killed him if he hadn't taken one of those bp!
Now serve the set out, nice and easy ...

thefly
08-19-2009, 01:49 AM
That's the stuff!

btw, anyone recognizing herself?

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/theriggsFX/who.jpg

:p

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 01:49 AM
ok 1all! Isner looks absolutely tired,this might be great tactic by Tommy. This guy will only have bog serves in the 3rd while Tommy's confidence is back and he's looking way to better(about time)
Now keep a good work Tommy !

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 01:50 AM
That's the stuff!

btw, anyone recognizing herself?

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/theriggsFX/who.jpg

:p

hm nice capture man ! That should be ''our'' girl :)

el tenista
08-19-2009, 02:02 AM
Isner is physically finished.

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 02:03 AM
Isner is finished physically.

yeah it seems,but not to forget his match vs Berdych. He seemed tired as well but still prevailed in the 3rd..

thefly
08-19-2009, 02:07 AM
Yeah, it must take great effort to move ins slow-motion ...

thefly
08-19-2009, 02:10 AM
Oh those opportunities ...

TennisFan2012
08-19-2009, 02:14 AM
ooh what a backhand winner!

thefly
08-19-2009, 02:17 AM
He's so close! At least he's really fighting now. Keep it up!

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 02:18 AM
yeah,keep it up Thomas !

thefly
08-19-2009, 02:25 AM
Ah, I can't watch this anymore! Tommy's clearly the better player now, has the upper hand, but just can't completely take advantage of it.

el tenista
08-19-2009, 02:26 AM
Ah, I can't watch this anymore! Tommy's clearly the better player now, has the upper hand, but just can't completely take advantage of it.

Yep. Hope he can keep it up now...Serves against the match.

thefly
08-19-2009, 02:33 AM
Isner so lucky to be at least in the tb now.

TennisFan2012
08-19-2009, 02:37 AM
come on, Tommy!

TennisFan2012
08-19-2009, 02:40 AM
backhand is working

TennisFan2012
08-19-2009, 02:41 AM
he's not doing so well on challenges

TennisFan2012
08-19-2009, 02:43 AM
nice point, TH

el tenista
08-19-2009, 02:45 AM
so fucking LÄCHERLICH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tommy was the cleary, clearly, clearly better player.

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 02:46 AM
:timebomb::timebomb:

thefly
08-19-2009, 02:46 AM
Ah I feared as much. Tennis can be so cruel indeed. It's almost ridiculous how inferior Isner was in the 3rd set. And then all the aces in the tb ... messed up. But in the end Tommy blew both tb's himself, so ... ah crap.

Just when he showed a slight improvement, a second round match would have been very welcomed. Oh well.

Good night.

shadows
08-19-2009, 02:48 AM
So lame, Isner just played for at tb in that third set :/

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 02:48 AM
well,can't describe how fucking pissed off I am right now ! :shout:

TennisFan2012
08-19-2009, 02:49 AM
night all - a shame he couldn't pull it out - that serve was just too much in the tb

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 02:57 AM
shame that tennis can't win all the time! This giraffe mankind so called Isner should play basketball instead! :(

16681
08-19-2009, 12:46 PM
I got to see the Match for a change. And I just don't know what has happened with Tommy :unsure: That winning "look" he had about him not too many Tournaments ago is just not there anymore. It's like he has gone back to earlier in the year when he wasn't doing well at all :sad: Other than that blister I haven't heard of any physical problems, but he definitely seems to have lost that eager happy feel good "look".

Lugburz
08-19-2009, 02:08 PM
I will have to disagree, actually this time we shouldn't be pissed off at Tommy at all. Surely ,he had some chances and missed those,but for the first time I actually saw why he doesn't like to play big servers. I mean he looked so bored on a court,with a good reason if I may add. And even then he tried to be in the match,to me having match in his hands,but the guy like Isner-well I definitely don't have nice words for them!
What else can you do with a guy who was determinant only to play the TB o the 3rd,he was looking forward to it,and when the aces and winning weren't there,all of a sudden he came up with huge serves to finish Tommy off,in a way that all the people on the stands were like WTF? The guy doesn't deserves any credit,and I really really feel sorry for Tommy--he mst be mad as Hell,,surely I know how he feels,because the feeling is mutual :(

el tenista
08-19-2009, 03:26 PM
I will have to disagree, actually this time we shouldn't be pissed off at Tommy at all. Surely ,he had some chances and missed those,but for the first time I actually saw why he doesn't like to play big servers. I mean he looked so bored on a court,with a good reason if I may add. And even then he tried to be in the match,to me having match in his hands,but the guy like Isner-well I definitely don't have nice words for them!
What else can you do with a guy who was determinant only to play the TB o the 3rd,he was looking forward to it,and when the aces and winning weren't there,all of a sudden he came up with huge serves to finish Tommy off,in a way that all the people on the stands were like WTF? The guy doesn't deserves any credit,and I really really feel sorry for Tommy--he mst be mad as Hell,,surely I know how he feels,because the feeling is mutual :(

Absolutely right.

sundog
08-20-2009, 12:46 AM
OMG that's too funny I was on TV. Yep, that was me supporting our guy. Sorry I didn't bring him more luck. I was depressed all day today. It's just not the same without him there. To make matters worse, Isner retired during his match today. $&@*#!

TennisFan2012
08-20-2009, 03:45 AM
That's great, Sundog! :-)

Sam Querrey is beating Roddick. That makes me feel a little better about his beating TH in LA.

sundog
08-21-2009, 03:32 AM
That made me feel better too, but I felt even better when Hewitt beat Querrey today! :D

<Eve>
09-05-2009, 08:12 PM
That's the stuff!

btw, anyone recognizing herself?

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/theriggsFX/who.jpg

:p
MELIS!!! That's SO COOL!!!!! :eek::eek::eek::eek: