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The Serbian armada doing what needs to be done to these #1 challenges. Just like Lajovic in Rotterdam, Krajinovic made sure Novak remains firmly ahead in the rankings/race while he prepares for bigged challanges ahead. But they already had Djere waiting, just in case.
 

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Tsitsipas "left the court and (has not) returned as a different player after losing 2nd set"!

He is doing exactly the same thing he criticized Djokovic for...
I think it's okay and even a good strategy that a player takes a quick bathroom break to regain his momentum after losing the set.
The problem of Tsitsipas was that he took his time over 10 minutes.. didn't he? It felt like forever.
 

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Tsitsipas "left the court and (has not) returned as a different player after losing 2nd set"!

He is doing exactly the same thing he criticized Djokovic for...
Yeah but this break was extended, very extended, so much so that he got a time violation and began the 3rd set with a 2nd serve
 

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Am I right in thinking Krajinovic has a bad history of choking? Not sure if I'm thinking of someone else, but I always think he seems so talented. Would like to see him win the title.
He is 0-3 in ATP finals, 10-7 in Challenger finals, he definitely is a choker. His game would be destined for so much more if he could keep his head a bit more stable...
 

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Tsitsipas is smart to lose here and not in the final, to protect his 0-7 finals record in ATP500 events.

Lost 3 of his last 4 matches, and that after missing a bagel point in set 1.
 

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Yeah but this break was extended, very extended, so much so that he got a time violation and began the 3rd set with a 2nd serve
The rule must be changed IMO, he should've automatically lost a game for every new minute he was late, nothing to do with umpire, shot clock starts ticking the moment you leave the court and ends the moment you are back.

E.g. You are 7:20 min. late, you have lost the set 6:0 and you are two games down in the next set if there is one, and umpire has just been announcing the new score every minute.

You also lose lose some money for unsportsmanlike conduct.
 

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The greek diva should take a break, like her woke friend Osaka did
 
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Always nice to see the brat Sissypas lose.
 

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Tsitsipas is smart to lose here and not in the final, to protect his 0-7 finals record in ATP500 events.

Lost 3 of his last 4 matches, and that after missing a bagel point in set 1.
Or maybe, just maybe he tanked in order to have more time to prepare for the Olympics.
 

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Tsitsipas is smart to lose here and not in the final, to protect his 0-7 finals record in ATP500 events.

Lost 3 of his last 4 matches, and that after missing a bagel point in set 1.
Pointswise it's an annoying setback for him in his obvious quest but in regards to his Olympic Games campaign it might be the best thing.. First round matches start on July 24th and he could've been around in Hamburg a few days longer.

He can now go to Japan and hit the hardcourts pronto and make the quick transition with the week he has until now.
 
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