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Seed 8 is also out. Chung with terrible serving, no one bothered to open a thread. :nerd:

Where are the Aussie fans?
 

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Chung definitely needs time to regroove.

Impressive from De Minaur to win two matches today in the space of 4 hours really. He might be underpowered but does have a good court prowess and dedicated work ethic
 

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Seed 8 is also out. Chung with terrible serving, no one bothered to open a thread. :nerd:

Where are the Aussie fans?
De Minaur can take the ball early when returning, almost SABR style, and that can put pressure on the server. The big vulnerability for De Minaur can be his own his own serve, so maybe Chung just did not break often enough.
 

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Yeah this must feel so good for de Minaur. Considering the first part of the season, Chung being the next big thing in it, and now he beats him, while of course still having two year head start.
 

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De Minaur can take the ball early when returning, almost SABR style, and that can put pressure on the server. The big vulnerability for De Minaur can be his own his own serve, so maybe Chung just did not break often enough.
this reminds me of that awful match Chung lost to Ferrer in Auckland. Basically allowed Ferrer to camp inside the baseline and dish out FH blitzers on him. His serving that day was 45% or so, not helping.
 

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De Minaur was fired and played well but wasn't spectacular. Great week win for him anyway, he's progressing well. His attitude will take him far I believe.

Chung served terribly, just 46% first serves and 7 double faults. De Minaur won 6/6 break points.
 

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Chung unfrotunately looks like a player that might need a lot of things to go his way to win big titles, especially health wise. He needs match rhythm, basline rhythm, fitness...everything or he looks totally mediocre out there. I mean he retired in the SF this year while having a really optimal path, breezed through his first couple of matches (including one retirement), tough 3R and 4R against top level oppoents and then has an easy QF match. This was about an ideal a scenario as possible yet still suffered blisters on his feet.
 

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Chung unfrotunately looks like a player that might need a lot of things to go his way to win big titles, especially health wise. He needs match rhythm, basline rhythm, fitness...everything or he looks totally mediocre out there. I mean he retired in the SF this year while having a really optimal path, breezed through his first couple of matches (including one retirement), tough 3R and 4R against top level oppoents and then has an easy QF match. This was about an ideal a scenario as possible yet still suffered blisters on his feet.
Yes, he might be an even more fragile player than Nishikori has been so far.
 

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Luckily he does not have much points to defend through the rest of the season, but man....not liking the way Chung has looked during this hardcourt season. His season has gone off the rails since March. Shame.
 
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