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8 MPs :spit:



Only saw the way he retired too, really didn't look good for Kuhn...
 

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OMG :spit:

Must be the biggest muggery of the season so far. And against older Zverev who is one of the worst players of 2019....OMG.
 

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Kuhn twisted his ankle a few minutes before the retirement.
But the retirement itself looked like exhaustion, he just collapsed to the ground.
By the way today is his 19th birthday. He won't celebrate it that much...
 

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Nicola :sad: injured for the clay season for the second season running. Jinxed.
 

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8 MP's, 5 on serve.... sounds like a monstrous choke.

Have to see this.
 

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Some of you lot need to read a more into a match than just thread titles on MTF before you comment.

Probably the worst reaction to cramping (if it was that) that I've ever seen on a tennis court.

Hope he recovers as quickly as possible.
 

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I just watched the 8 MPs and for the most part during those two games, his balls were too short to really hurt Zverev. It's like he was lacking power. Sure, he made a double fault on one of them, and in the game at 5-4 in the second, he chose not to hit a ball that actually landed on the line, but for the most part, it's not like he was making stupid mistakes left and right in those games.

The ending was awful to watch, he fell and wasn't even able to move to his side or back by himself. It looked way worse than Auger-Aliassime's tachycardia episode at the US Open even though he almost fainted on the court.

He's coming off a difficult year. He had just made it into the top 200 last year when he broke an ankle just tripping during a match and missed two months. That cost him WCs into his home clay ATP tournaments, Barcelona and Madrid. When he came back, he was just about to lose points from a Challenger title the year before, couldn't defend it, dropped in the rankings to the point of having to play qualifications in Challengers and has not been able to move really near the top 200 since. This was a rare chance at an ATP level for him and he was defending a 1st round from last year. Looks like this will cost him 17 spots and move him back to 272 in the rankings.

I'm sure this has been a very frustrating year for him, so he must have been really nervous going into that match and that probably cost him a lot of energy. What he had at the tip of his racket in that match was probably not just today's match, but the cumulative frustrations of the past year. I'm sure Kecmanovic can relate, apparently he said during Indian Wells that things were going so bad for him that he was starting to think he really wasn't good enough and perhaps he should quit... It's really not easy for these young players to make it to the regular ATP tour. It's a very though road.
 

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Early candidate for choke of the year.

All of the Kuhn, Fritz and Chung pack are doing great at the moment. Looks like someone’s jinxing abilities are immense.
 
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