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Horrible match by dimitrov but he manage to come through. :eek: 48 Winners, 29 FH winners :worship:
 

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48 winners in 3 sets. Rock on Grisha! :rocker2:
 

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Credit to Dimi that nowadays he wins every match he is supposed to win no matter he is out of form.His spring alergy is back btw
 

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Terrible serving and returning...groundstrokes and movement were ok, mentality was decent.

Nothing too much to point out, Vasselin is quite bad on clay and he was only in the match because Dimitrov practically gifted him the first set. Grigor needs to be more focused against the players he is supposed to beat(e.g. Copil/Vasselin) because they can very easily get the belief they can win the match.
 

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Credit to Dimi that nowadays he wins every match he is supposed to win no matter he is out of form.His spring alergy is back btw
gonna have to get over the 'spring allergy' unless he wants to do badly for a third of each season. Didnt see any signs of it today, just not a great match from him; grinded through in the end which was great to see.

Lots of work to do but decent win. Mental toughness definetly going in the right direction on big points and some sublime forehands today
 

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I'm pleased he won it in the end and while ERV is a very capable opponent, Grigor really should have won this in straight sets. He needs to stop squandering BPs as that cost him the 1st set and he almost repeated this again in the 3rd.
 

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Didn't make it easy, but came through. Carreno-Busta or Karlovic in the next round should be possible but he needs to raise his game if he's to threaten Berdych.
 

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ERV is a choking clown and a mug of the highest order. Is there in top-100 any player with worse FH to adcourt (both CC and DTL) than this french outsider? Dimugtrov was struggling to hit bh like his fans are struggling to post anything decent on this forum for years, and french mug is still find the way to lose it. That said, every day the tennis sky becoming darker and darker with disgusting results like this. All-forehand servebot grinder advancing in 2nd round and being a top-20 can be compared with worldwide flood, and we, real tennis fans, are drowning now :eek: Waiting for Noah's ark in next rounds...
 

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ERV is a choking clown and a mug of the highest order. Is there in top-100 any player with worse FH to adcourt (both CC and DTL) than this french outsider? Dimugtrov was struggling to hit bh like his fans are struggling to post anything decent on this forum for years, and french mug is still find the way to lose it. That said, every day the tennis sky becoming darker and darker with disgusting results like this. All-forehand servebot grinder advancing in 2nd round and being a top-20 can be compared with worldwide flood, and we, real tennis fans, are drowning now :eek: Waiting for Noah's ark in next rounds...
I see only one serve bot in top 20 and he is out in the first round.
 

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ERV is a choking clown and a mug of the highest order. Is there in top-100 any player with worse FH to adcourt (both CC and DTL) than this french outsider? Dimugtrov was struggling to hit bh like his fans are struggling to post anything decent on this forum for years, and french mug is still find the way to lose it. That said, every day the tennis sky becoming darker and darker with disgusting results like this. All-forehand servebot grinder advancing in 2nd round and being a top-20 can be compared with worldwide flood, and we, real tennis fans, are drowning now :eek: Waiting for Noah's ark in next rounds...
The Grigor infactuation continues. Getting quite cute really :D
 

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ERV is a choking clown and a mug of the highest order. Is there in top-100 any player with worse FH to adcourt (both CC and DTL) than this french outsider? Dimugtrov was struggling to hit bh like his fans are struggling to post anything decent on this forum for years, and french mug is still find the way to lose it. That said, every day the tennis sky becoming darker and darker with disgusting results like this. All-forehand servebot grinder advancing in 2nd round and being a top-20 can be compared with worldwide flood, and we, real tennis fans, are drowning now :eek: Waiting for Noah's ark in next rounds...
If there is a Dimitrov thread, it's guaranteed Newcomer will be there, desperately panting over his obsession. I imagine his cold, lonely bedroom is wallpapered with pictures of Grigor. So sad. :sad:
 

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If there is a Dimitrov thread, it's guaranteed Newcomer will be there, desperately panting over his obsession. I imagine his cold, lonely bedroom is wallpapered with pictures of Grigor. So sad. :sad:
Dartboard with Sharapova photos at the ready too im sure
 

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Well, no doubt ERV is a tough player to deal in an opening round, lot of variety, disrupt timing, but Dimitrov made things looks harder again. The good news it that now he's winning almost all those matches he struggles against inferior competition, in the past he was losing.

Some things are not acceptable for a top 10-15 player though.

1st set he basically broke himself in that 4-4 game and gift the set. Next game he missed a sitter in the first point.

1st game of the 3rd set, ERV played the first 4 points with second serves, Dimitrov made good returns (really!), but opted to play too defensive on the rallies, the result: 40-15! :facepalm:

7th game of the 3rd set, ERV was basically begging to be broken. Horrible UE's, got 15-40 down. Then was lucky on the first break point, a ball who hit the line and change his bounce, Dimitrov missed. No big deal. But next 3 points? 3 missing returns on protocol serves. :facepalm:

Too many silly DF's. 9 aces to 7 DF is a terrible ratio. I thought the days of DoubleFaultTrov were long gone. :help:

He also caught off-balance too many times.


Karlovic next, I know it's clay but irregular serving and return is the best recipe for having troubles against Dr. Ivo.
 

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ERV should have won this but nid he would flop in the end :eek: whatever
 

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A tough one but a win is a win.
 

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Shaky serve, very good fh, he ran around his bh a lot and that was beneficial, bh topspin crosscourt is getting better with some very good deep ones, but the most needed and underused shot is the bh topspin dtl, he won several points today with it, he needs it badly to be successful at the top, mentally tough
Ros needs work especially the bh, but some gorgious fh ros
Has to serve better, annoying dips at least once per set
 
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