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Very good match by Zverev. Nice and aggressive, 37 winners in total.
 

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Watched it in patches. From what I saw, yep, looked good although not the toughest opponent either. Still, good level of aggressiveness like you said.
 

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Sascha vs Rafa would have been an interesting encounter here..just a shame that they are in opposite halves of the draw. I am interested to see how Sascha'e approach gonna be in slams under Lendl..I am hoping he plays more aggressive instead of grinding
 

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Nice one! I hope he doesn't repeat RG and needs 5 setters from now on after an easy R1 match. His draw is good, he has a legit shot at the semis if he gets past Nishikori...
 

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I'd think (and hope) Lendl adds a much needed veteran presense to alleviate some of the past mental fidgetiness in tighter moments.
 

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I didn't see the match. Was there any obvious change in Sascha's game under Lendl, or not yet? Was Lendl in his box for the match?
 

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Sounds like an annihilation. Polansky not so lucky LL after all. Found this about him on wiki: "Polansky survived a major scare as an 18-year-old. While in Mexico for a Davis Cup tie as a team hitting partner, he woke up sleepwalking and jumped or fell from a three-story room suffering serious injuries. Later, he said that he saw a dark figure approaching his bed wielding a knife and only thought about escaping through the window."
 

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Zverev is looking better and better. Not his fan, he seems to have the champion's aura.
 

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I didn't see the match. Was there any obvious change in Sascha's game under Lendl, or not yet? Was Lendl in his box for the match?
Only watched in patches so can't really answer the first one (I'd say no; have seen similar stuff before, but if someone watched the whole thing, can maybe provide a better take); your second Q, yes Lendl in the box.
 

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I'd think (and hope) Lendl adds a much needed veteran presense to alleviate some of the past mental fidgetiness in tighter moments.
:lol: As if Lendl (or any coach/expert) would be able to channel some of his intelligence into Zverev.
 

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Polansky now holds a record which will surely never be beaten: 8 GS losses in one year, more specifically losing 4 FQR matches and 4 first round GS matches.

Clinical stuff from Zverev, get it done quickly and save his energy.
 

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I'd think (and hope) Lendl adds a much needed veteran presense to alleviate some of the past mental fidgetiness in tighter moments.
<img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="lol" class="inlineimg" /> As if Lendl (or any coach/expert) would be able to channel some of his intelligence into Zverev.
Can’t wait for Zverev to win his first slam and shut all those haters down. Why not at this year’s USO? If doesn’t make it to the semis, I’m totally fine with Zverev taking the trophy home!
 

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i'm not taking to much from this. polansky is one of the easiest possible draws he could have gotten. apart from a couple of the american wild cards i can't think of anyone easier
 

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The significant differences to me compared to other 'easy' rounds for him (Duckworth WB, Berankis FO)
were the consistency throughout the match. It felt like he kept almost the same level the whole match
without the usual bad game.
Also there was the 'attitude' of getting each set done right away and not giving Polansky the smallest
amount of hope.
Of course it was just Polansky and it is hard to say how that works against a better opponent. Nevertheless
it seemed to me as there already was something of Ivan in Sasha's game already. I am courious what happens.

Next is Nicolas Mahut. Lost last and only time in Marseille '17;
 

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It’s just Duckworth. He had easy matches in R1 all year. R2 is the brutal round, if he wins that in straights then that’s progress
 
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