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Seriously unclutch stuff from Madlad today, disappointing. Had a bullsheet meltdown in the first set after he wasn't allowed to challenge his serve on BP (as being out). Failed to serve out the second set and couldn't convert 5 BPs in the next game, also gave away both minibreaks in the TB by horrid dropshots. Had BP to go up 5-1 in the third, didn't convert, ended up failing to serve that set out as well despite getting to SP. Oh well, Thiem has been playing admirably and should win this. Chance to make all three slam finals this year for him.
 

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Well, that was very disappointing. Absolutely unreal choking from Medvedev.

Looks very much like there will not be a single even like 8/10 match this event.
 

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This is fucking Dominic Thiem Era!
 

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Impressive composure from Thiem to shut out Meddy 3-0 in sets, shorter match than Zverev though surely more lungbusting rallies.

Please one more for the final.
 

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People and media trying hard to find true champion material in the next genners, they peg a different player every year of of some successful tournament (Kyrgios, Zverev, Tsistipas, ...) and still none of them delivers. Medvedev seems just like the rest of them. At least for now.
 

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Only caught the last TB due to work.

That scoreline looks clutch.

1 more match to get his 1st slam
Hopefully he isn't denied like earlier in Melbourne
 

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Unstoppable force met immovable object.

Force won.

Medvedev served for the 2nd and 3rd set, Thiem clutched out the necessary returns, points, and shots.

3 points epitomized these behemots going at it, and Thiem‘s greatness just ever so slightly yet noticeably better and larger right now:
2S TB 7-6 SP, 3S 5-3 40-AD* BP, 3S TB 5-4

Domi, get your overdue Grand Slam, boss.
 

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Medvedev as unclutch as he possibly can be.

If Thiem loses the final...I just can't
 

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Medvedev just wasn't into it, horrible choking, Thiem pretty solid but nothing special but his level right now could do the job anyway, as there's no one who can match his consistency right now. Under normal circumstances... it would've been a QF exit for Thiem.
 

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Medvedev really should've won both the 2nd and 3rd sets. So many missed chances that he had.

That said I'm glad Thiem won, he's been in great form on this tournament and has reached his 4th slam final and has done so at 3 out of the 4 slams.

Time to bring it home on Sunday.
 

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Disappointed by Medvedev on big points, but overall Thiem played better so it's not only about choking. Congrats to him, I hope he wins on Sunday.

Medvedev needs to bounce back, it feels like he has not improved since last year USO but with the covid situation I don't blame him.
 

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Fairly high quality encounter... the best match in the tourney so far at the men's side.

2nd-3rd sets had both a Medvedev choke as he gained a break advantage, but couldn't serve them out.
Both TBs were decided by some incredible and clutch play by Thiem and some epic muggery by Med.

Hope Thiem will have the shoe problem solved and his Achilles won't bother him much in the final.
 

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Great Performance, got a bit nervous in the last set. Big chance in the final!!
 
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