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I've seen Sinner a few times in the last few weeks. His level in his win over Monfils a few weeks ago (Antwerp iirc) was a great level from him. I'll say he breaks top 20 in 2020.
I really enjoy his big-hitting style. In a way he makes me think of Raonic in his absolute best. Sinner with a way better volley would be a treat to watch.
 

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I really enjoy his big-hitting style. In a way he makes me think of Raonic in his absolute best. Sinner with a way better volley would be a treat to watch.
He seems to be full of promise for a great future. I just hope the injury bug stays away from him!

I also hope people remember the forum move tomorrow. The date in Oct. got a lot more forum coverage and then didn't happen. While tomorrow date has gotten very little forum coverage at all.
 

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He seems to be full of promise for a great future. I just hope the injury bug stays away from him!

I also hope people remember the forum move tomorrow. The date in Oct. got a lot more forum coverage and then didn't happen. While tomorrow date has gotten very little forum coverage at all.
Definitely a noticeable change!

I guess this new style is more social network oriented, definitely more modern-ish. I kinda liked the old more simplistic (maybe rough) design, but it's not like this version is a mess or anything. I've been able to find the threads I needed withouth much difficulty at all.

I think I'll stick with the dark-mode though. Pure white is way too bright for me.
 

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This has to be the most wide open YEC in a while IIRC. Roger and Rafa might just not even make the SF and Dominic recently proved Djoker is not unbeatable.

7/8 players are strong candidates.
 

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This has to be the most wide open YEC in a while IIRC. Roger and Rafa might just not even make the SF and Dominic recently proved Djoker is not unbeatable.

7/8 players are strong candidates.
Its been the best one for a few years at least, much better than last year and 2017 imo. It's far exceeded my expectation. Any one of the 4 can still qualify from the Nadal group.
 

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Its been the best one for a few years at least, much better than last year and 2017 imo. It's far exceeded my expectation. Any one of the 4 can still qualify from the Nadal group.
For sure, even 2016 wasn't super high level but it had the big plus of having seen Andy snatch both the title and YE#1. And against Djoker.

Rafa's situation is still dire, a shame he couldn't pull it off in straights. That group is still wide open. Impossible to know how Zverev - Medvedev will turn out, both are too unpredictable so that match can go either way. I do think Stefanos has the upperhand against this Rafa in this stage.
 

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Haven't posted here for a while. I've submitted my thesis and should get comments back soon on it. But still busy trying to write a proper grant application for money and salary to do postdoctoral research.

There's been some really fun matches. I've only watched snippets that said. Will catch up on tennistv later. The Medvedev meltdown, didn't see that coming!
 

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Haven't posted here for a while. I've submitted my thesis and should get comments back soon on it. But still busy trying to write a proper grant application for money and salary to do postdoctoral research.

There's been some really fun matches. I've only watched snippets that said. Will catch up on tennistv later. The Medvedev meltdown, didn't see that coming!
It came to a point when Rafa was serving 0-4 when the idea of him turning it around came to my mind. For an instant I thougth it was impossible, but that feeling quickly went away and I was like 'yeah, it's totally possible'. 😅

Medvedev from a tactical standpoint was horrible all the way, but he was agressive and more effective than Rafa for a long while. As soon as his big-hitting started to fade away there was nothing left. Instead of punishing Rafa's FH, Medvedev insisted on going for his BH, especially with those terrible DTL BH. If there's one wing from Rafa which is rock solid even in his worst matches that's his BH. It's literally a wall, he doesn't even need to swing the racquet.
 

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Ridiculous scenes today at the O2. 38 year old pensioner beats brick wall tournament favorite. 😅

On a more serious note, it's crazy the level of tennis Federer can produce at this age. Maybe it's easy for people to misinterpret Djoker's attitude as laziness, I think it had a lot to do with the kind of tennis the old man wants to play. It was just brutal. Either he blows you out of the court or not, there's no in between. So in a way I can understand Djokovic's frustration, like what can you actually do under such a scenario?

I'm super happy for Federer, I think losing againt to Djoker and bowing out so early in London would've been a huge blow to his confidence. He really needed this one, I'd say even more than Djokovic despite him having YE#1 on the line. So in that sense I'm really glad old man managed to come out on top.

I was just watching the SF qualifying rules and Dominic appears to have secured the #1 spot by H2H lead. So that would mean there's a strong possibility Federer might end up meeting with Stefanos unless everything else lines up for Rafa in which case we get a Fedal. Everything is possible with Rafa so he might just lift his level and beat Stef but Medvedev doesn't have a good history playing Alex.

There will be a lot of drama tomorrow. I'll be rooting for Rafa to make the semis.
 

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Ridiculous scenes today at the O2. 38 year old pensioner beats brick wall tournament favorite. 😅

On a more serious note, it's crazy the level of tennis Federer can produce at this age. Maybe it's easy for people to misinterpret Djoker's attitude as laziness, I think it had a lot to do with the kind of tennis the old man wants to play. It was just brutal. Either he blows you out of the court or not, there's no in between. So in a way I can understand Djokovic's frustration, like what can you actually do under such a scenario?

I'm super happy for Federer, I think losing againt to Djoker and bowing out so early in London would've been a huge blow to his confidence. He really needed this one, I'd say even more than Djokovic despite him having YE#1 on the line. So in that sense I'm really glad old man managed to come out on top.

I was just watching the SF qualifying rules and Dominic appears to have secured the #1 spot by H2H lead. So that would mean there's a strong possibility Federer might end up meeting with Stefanos unless everything else lines up for Rafa in which case we get a Fedal. Everything is possible with Rafa so he might just lift his level and beat Stef but Medvedev doesn't have a good history playing Alex.

There will be a lot of drama tomorrow. I'll be rooting for Rafa to make the semis.
I was surprised with how both players played tonight, for different reasons, was a bit of a beatdown which never accurately reflected the score imo.

Now admittedly I'm not a Federer fan so I don't watch all his matches but for me this is the best match I've seen him play since 2017, his whole game clicked, served out a mountain and was into almost all of Novaks service games and was winning most of the points from the baseline. 23 winners and 5 UEs tells its story.
 

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I couldn't watch the finals but it's pretty amazing how mature has Stefanos looked on court all this week. He was stone cold. Really hope he can carry on this form into next year, we should have a new hard court Grand Slam winner.

Honestly, I wanted Dominic to take it because he's been so close to winning something above Masters level and definitely the player who improved the most, going from terrible indoors to making the finals in London. I guess Massú did help a lot, gotta give props where it's due I didn't really think a clay specialist was a good choice for Dominic but it worked just fine.
 

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I couldn't watch the finals but it's pretty amazing how mature has Stefanos looked on court all this week. He was stone cold. Really hope he can carry on this form into next year, we should have a new hard court Grand Slam winner.

Honestly, I wanted Dominic to take it because he's been so close to winning something above Masters level and definitely the player who improved the most, going from terrible indoors to making the finals in London. I guess Massú did help a lot, gotta give props where it's due I didn't really think a clay specialist was a good choice for Dominic but it worked just fine.
I watched more of the Final than I did anything else with my dislike of Round Robin Tournaments. From what I saw it was a great match. I like both Stef and Domi so in that respect it was a tough match to watch!
 

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I'm struggling to get into this new DC format. I watched some of the Murray match yesterday and watching the Kyle match right now.
 

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I'm struggling to get into this new DC format. I watched some of the Murray match yesterday and watching the Kyle match right now.
I had no TV coverage of the Davis Cup. I've never been a big Davis Cup fan and I really hate the new DC format. I would have liked to have been able to see Andy play.
 

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Only managed to watch some of the last matches of the ATP Cup due to an allergic reaction I had earlier this week.

I really liked what I saw. Next Gen is growing fast, all of them look very confident. I wouldn't be surprised to see several of them booking a spot in the later stages of the AO.

I got up early today to watch Djokodal. Not too much to say on that, Djoker much like gramps has Rafa all figured out outside of clay, so it was pretty standard stuff. He abused Rafa's FH to no end, except for that last stretch it reminded me of last year's AO final in a way.
 

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Only managed to watch some of the last matches of the ATP Cup due to an allergic reaction I had earlier this week.

I really liked what I saw. Next Gen is growing fast, all of them look very confident. I wouldn't be surprised to see several of them booking a spot in the later stages of the AO.

I got up early today to watch Djokodal. Not too much to say on that, Djoker much like gramps has Rafa all figured out outside of clay, so it was pretty standard stuff. He abused Rafa's FH to no end, except for that last stretch it reminded me of last year's AO final in a way.
Sorry to hear about your allergic reaction. I didn't watch much of the ATP Cup at all. I'm sorry I just don't like those Cup events. Even some of the commentators on the Tennis Channel were talking about there are too many of them now.
 

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Sorry to hear about your allergic reaction. I didn't watch much of the ATP Cup at all. I'm sorry I just don't like those Cup events. Even some of the commentators on the Tennis Channel were talking about there are too many of them now.
I really like that kind of tournaments, I think they bring about a very different kind of atmosphere compared to what we are used to seeing in the Tour.

(both are good though)

Australian Open is upon us! I'll be watching the early matches but sadly the later shifts are out of the question. Federer coming out after Naomi and Serena, hopefully im good form. ;)
 
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