Istomin on clay is dream draw. btw i wasn't just talking about R1, R2 had Ungur/Pospisil, QF youzhny who is completely out of form and returning from injury, more than great possible SF opponent, etc... everything opened. but ofc when he had a chance to do something form himself he loses at the start to prove his clownery
how could you think he had a "dream draw" implying he had chances to win the tournament when you are talking about Bellucci, a mug of the highest order that will never win a shit? :facepalm:
you are a bigger mug.
I watched this one. Bellucci was dictating play most of time with his massive topspin FH but got tight in big moments as expected. It’s so sad that someone with his FH can suck so much on the dirt. :facepalm: Credit to Istomin for sliding well and counterpunching but it’s clear he’s not built for clay.
I'm vehemently opposed to holding the Open at all, have e-mailed the USTA letting them know this on more than one occasion and now this. A terrible idea.
Had a little, friendly, exchange with few fans here on this topic - and I think it deserves a separate thread.
I'm sick and tired of watching the recordings.
I want to see some LIVE tennis.
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Federer had his back issues and...