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Good grief! Another bad loss for Sasha. I thought his troubles were over after a good showing at RG.
 

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Awesome result. Brown kept it together we'll after having his chances in the second set. One glaring stat is Zverev was 1/14 on bp chances.
 

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I was convinced Zverev had it in the bag after winning the breaker. That said Dustin is a horrible draw for kicking off the grass season. Better luck for Halle.
Well, good thing for him, this was a last minute WC for him...not a big loss.

Grats to Brown...maybe he can do big things at Wimbledon this year if you know what I mean :sport:.
 

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yaya Brown.
Love that he was wearing that beanie...

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Horrible draw for the first Match on grass. At least he did get Match practice on the surface...

Brown was amazing again on grass though..
 

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Figured Brown would finish this in two. This result (ranking aside) is not surprising in the slightest. Brown lives for grass season and is a very unorthodox player.
 

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Brown plays pretty much his own style here, those volley attempts (and changeups), approaches are crisp and very hard to counter at times.
 

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Brown is a very early round opponent on grass. I wouldn't worry too much about this if you're a Zverev fan, he's just came off a pretty long clay swing (finishing last Thursday) where he's played pretty much every week, so transitioning from clay to grass against a grass specialist in a short time period was always going to be tough.

I think he should've skipped this tournament and hit the practise courts for Halle, he'll be burned out before the end of the year at this rate, so this early loss could be a blessing for him.
 

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Brown is a very early round opponent on grass. I wouldn't worry too much about this if you're a Zverev fan, he's just came off a pretty long clay swing (finishing last Thursday) where he's played pretty much every week, so transitioning from clay to grass against a grass specialist in a short time period was always going to be tough.

I think he should've skipped this tournament and hit the practise courts for Halle, he'll be burned out before the end of the year at this rate, so this early loss could be a blessing for him.
If he's actually in the process of getting burned out, then that one week difference isn't going to matter. Halle begins next week.
 

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The only thing making Zverev relevant is his serve. Minus the choker double faulting, his serve is keeping him in matches and allowing him to win easy points. Without it he could get trashed by pretty much anyone in the top 100.

Not a big fan of Brown, but I gotta give him his props for keeping his composure for the 3rd set. I was expecting him to have a letdown after losing the 2nd one.
 

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If he's actually in the process of getting burned out, then that one week difference isn't going to matter. Halle begins next week.
I think it's just an accumulation of tournaments he's played this year. Stuttgart is his 13th tournament of 2019, to compare with other top players Djokovic played 13 tournaments for the entire 2018.

Resting this week and playing Halle next week would at least give him an extra week, plus playing Stuttgart and halle on top of an already packed clay swing where he was playing every week won't do his Wimbledon chances any good. Hitting the practise courts at the end of the week and just playing Halle before Wimbledon would've been enough imo.
 
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