Nice win for Borna! :yeah:
You're right about the time difference. Unfortunately, I was only able to watch the first set before going to work and can only comment on that one. I thought Felix came back well after playing a bad game in order to gift the break away earlier in the set. He was the one who took the initiative in the tie break and was clutch to win it. I'll still watch the rest of the match tonight in order to see what happened next. Very disappointing but not that surprising.Not many replies so far, still very early in Canada, especially in the west part (Vancouver, etc.).
You mean guys Shapovalov and Tsitsipas, who he just beat?Things won't be easy for FAA, as a pretty big pack of Next Gen 7-10 players (aged 20-23) already made that transition from young. They are a step ahead in experience and they are many. That is for those wanting greatness out of him right away. Of course , not even counting consolidated Gen U , battle tested veterans and the 3 usual suspects .
Do you think FAA is better than Tsitsipas ? He just beat Nadal who in turn had beat FAA almost easy.You mean guys Shapovalov and Tsitsipas, who he just beat?
I'd agree with you on clay. I think on hard court Felix can at least give a good game to those four Next Gen's, which he's shown, maybe not as the favorite quite yet. The moral of the latest series on clay is that clay has intricacies that will take time for Felix to master and stay with his peers. The outer-inner tennis sanctum is still in his reach, meaning top 20 by the end of the year, or better.Do you think FAA is better than Tsitsipas ? He just beat Nadal who in turn had beat FAA almost easy.
Anyway, the point was that the tour is real deep and harder than 16' 17'. The deepest I can remember. One victory or a string of them doesn't tell a story. And we're heading into a solid top 15-20 of which FAA will be part, of course. But just that until he can sort out things like everybody else. The experience still is a factor in say Zverev, Coric or Tsitsipas (even Shapo) who already beat the big fishes, FAA did nothing of the sort yet.
At FAA's age Tsitsipas lost FO R1 to Karlovic and failed to qualify for US Open. He got his first ever main draw win just 19 months ago. Things can change rapidly when players are so young.Do you think FAA is better than Tsitsipas ? He just beat Nadal who in turn had beat FAA almost easy.
Yeah, exactly my point, and I kinda agree now it will take time for him in clay to catch up with Next Gen. The thing is they already are doing it.For now this was a boy vs man kinda match.