Great match from Krajinovic after losing against Bogomolov by 6-1 and 6-1 in Miami qualies some weeks ago. Filip won two Futures in a row after that Miami match and won some confidence that was easy to notice today. He has hitting a lot of good backhands down the line (backhand is definitely his best shot) and was great on the defence from Bogomolov flat game, avoiding as match as he could the battles of forehands with Bogomolov (who has a better forehand). The match was interrumpted yesterday when Krajinovic was 6-3 and 1-1 up and today the Serbian didn't lose the rhythm and took the early break. Then Bogomolov started to risk in almost every shot and then Krajinovic felt the nerves and the pressure. Served below 50% of 1st serves and had two break points to save (which he did). When serving for the match he did a great job, hitting two aces and with a good drop shot. Alex played an average match with some mistakes in the backhand side and he was clearly frustated by his errors and the wasted chances, but Krajinovic did a great job in the baseline, he was the dominating man on that part of the court so Bogomolov had to play inside the court which surely can't be done when your opponent is playing better.
Now into the QF, next opponent will be Dustov if I recall correctly.
He is provisionaly in #174 (remember he won a future in USA last week, which only will be counted next week, adding more 27 points) and it can only go beter So basically he is one win away from his best rank ever.
Was it Borg? I am sure Borg is till now the only player who could play any style of tennis, and play along any side of the court(inside the baseline, outside, at the net etc).
It's not the big 3 members, as Nadal is too topspin and grinding from the baseline oriented, his net game while has...
I'm vehemently opposed to holding the Open at all, have e-mailed the USTA letting them know this on more than one occasion and now this. A terrible idea.
We will continue to simulate the season with the second Grand Slam of 2020 - Roland Garros. The draw for the events will be completely randomized. Qualifiers are randomized as well and the WCs are chosen by me.
ALL-NEW - You may only vote ONCE EVERY TWO HOURS this week AND matches are best of...
Do you reckon this one will go ahead? First in the list to kick the tennis off after 3 months of absence. Almost certain behind closed doors, but all the troubles US has now with covid and massive protests, I am curious what do MTFers think? There is still two months till the August, but no harm...
Steve Fink: "Who is the best player, not just on record but on ability?"
Pat Cash: "𝐃𝐣𝐨𝐤𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐜, he's a freak, he beats other 2 on their best surfaces. Hard to go passed the reality of head to head wins. At his best he's unstoppable."
I've met Pat. Great guy.
Played one set singles with my...