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A great spectacle completely out of the blue, ending in a massive upset. Gaston truly played top 30 tennis today. His heart was in it from start to finish; he didn't despaire after the first set beatdown nor wobbled in the fifth; his baseline resilience was admirable, his dropshots exquisite, his net play refreshing, his daring winners under pressure awesome. A strong prospect if this match is anything to go by, should be seeded in slams in two years.

Wawrinka, on the other hand, made far too many errors today, regularly struggled with his footwork and looked downright clumsy at net. He still has the fearsome power in his shots but that wasn't enough to beat the inspired wildcard, who asked for more than that and Stan mostly came up short, failing to find the right attacking balance. The kind of loss that makes you remember how old he is, older than Djokodal at 35. Likely to be getting worse from now on, however sad that is.
 

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French Crowd is so disrespectful... it's okay to cheer, but they did those fake rub-it-in cheers "ayyy!" kinda noises
 

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In a twist to the traditional fairytale, the Beast gets slain by Gaston.

Pretty epic retrieval and varied plays undid Stanimal.
 

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Wawrinka was pushed to death.

Gaston did nothing, until it was evident that Wawrinka was cooked, but push, push, push and push. One in every 5 shots he would play first strike tennis.

Wawrinka, and others, said that the heavy conditions suit them because they can hit through the court (more than other players). But that makes no difference if your opponent is just pushing and rarely trying to hit through you - you end up overhitting or simply being pushed to death.

While Wawrinka may not seriously consider retirement, this type of loss will make him seriously consider if he still has it in him or if his best days are past him.
 

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Gaston played well,mb he will snatch 1 set off Thiem,but nothing more
 

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Wawrinka was pushed to death.

Gaston did nothing, until it was evident that Wawrinka was cooked, but push, push, push and push. One in every 5 shots he would play first strike tennis.

Wawrinka, and others, said that the heavy conditions suit them because they can hit through the court (more than other players). But that makes no difference if your opponent is just pushing and rarely trying to hit through you - you end up overhitting or simply being pushed to death.

While Wawrinka may not seriously consider retirement, this type of loss will make him seriously consider if he still has it in him or if his best days are past him.
Delirium, you sound like a flat earther here.
 

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Stan might start considering a retirement after this embarrassment.

His volleys at the net in the decider.... holly shit....did he make any?.... I dont think he did.... missed literally all of them
 
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