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Post by JuliusHMarx on Sat 21 May 2016, 11:12 pm

Schedule - http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/index.html

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Post by lags72 on Sun 22 May 2016, 12:51 am

You're gonna struggle to keep this going JHM !

Although ..... I seem to remember saying something similar during another Slam - and you came up with the goods in impressive fashion.

The challenge is on.

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Post by Guest on Sun 22 May 2016, 1:25 am

How about: "Jack plans to put sock in Robin's Haase"

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Post by summerblues on Sun 22 May 2016, 1:36 am

I have no doubt JHM can keep it up; he never failed before. NS, you not bad yourself either.

Cannot believe the last time Fed was not in a slam I was still single Yikes

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Post by laverfan on Sun 22 May 2016, 3:06 am

It is another Diyas in Car(in a) Theft or Is'ner Man.

Sel'a Brown(i.e.) or Karl your Li(e)s(ick).

Wats'on Gibbs?

Roger Plis(kova)!

Gasp('an) Step(s)...

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Post by Henman Bill on Sun 22 May 2016, 3:52 am

That sounds like a fun game.

The last time Federer was not a slam.....I was in University.

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Post by Henman Bill on Sun 22 May 2016, 3:53 am

I'm sure Bogbrush, Emancipator or Jahu will be along any minute to tell us the French Open should be boycotted this year.

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Post by laverfan on Sun 22 May 2016, 4:02 am

Henman Bill wrote:I'm sure Bogbrush, Emancipator or Jahu will be along any minute to tell us the French Open should be boycotted this year.

The King is dead, Long Live the King!

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Post by Henman Bill on Sun 22 May 2016, 4:06 am

I am not dead, what are you on about.

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Post by lags72 on Sun 22 May 2016, 6:58 am

Last time Federer was not playing at RG ...... The Spice Girls and Boyzone were in the 'pop charts' (do pop charts even exist these days ....??). Clinton was fessing up on his dalliance with Monica Lewinsky.

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Post by lydian on Sun 22 May 2016, 7:39 am

Nore Staat wrote:How about:  "Jack plans to put sock in Robin's Haase"
Laugh
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Post by lydian on Sun 22 May 2016, 7:42 am

Yes it was last Millennia when Fed didn't appear at a slam.

Fed works in epochs not poxy little eras like the other players.
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Post by Born Slippy on Sun 22 May 2016, 9:27 am

Troicki v Dimitrov looks the stand-out match today. All the other seeds should proceed in relatively routine fashion.

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Post by lydian on Sun 22 May 2016, 9:31 am

Given Dimis diminished form of late you have to fancy Viktor for the victory.
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Post by Born Slippy on Sun 22 May 2016, 10:58 am

Quality match between Kyrgios and Cecchinato so far. First set tiebreak about to start.

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Post by Born Slippy on Sun 22 May 2016, 11:10 am

Kyrgios takes it 8-6. Very impressive as he had some sort of warning from the umpire and then had two set points saved at 6-4 before coming up with two stunning points. Should be plain sailing from now.

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Post by Born Slippy on Sun 22 May 2016, 12:01 pm

Kyrgios also takes the 2nd set tiebreak 8-6, this time saving two set points from 4-6. Very impressive as Cecchinato has played at an incredible level.

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Post by Guest on Sun 22 May 2016, 12:08 pm

I assume Marco Cecchinato is playing well above his usual level: he is ranked at 124 and is someone who spends most of his time on the Challenger level circuit.  Clay is his preferred surface - all of his ITF Futures and ATP Challenger success has been on the clay.  His career ATP World Tour Level stats are won 3 matches lost 17 matches.  He is 23 years 8 months old.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 22 May 2016, 12:20 pm

Kyrgios breaks for the first time to lead 7-6 7-6 3-2. Cecchinato has been the story here playing some great stuff. I wouldn't be too handy lumping praise on Kyrgios as it is a match against a player in a dip in form. Besides a lot is expected of Kyrgios now and if this were one of the other top seeds struggling like Kyrgios it would be getting labelled a nothing special sort of display. Cecchinato looks mentally shot now.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 22 May 2016, 12:36 pm

Kyrgios wins 7-6 7-6 6-4. Cracking match that.
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Post by Born Slippy on Sun 22 May 2016, 12:36 pm

CaledonianCraig wrote:Kyrgios breaks for the first time to lead 7-6 7-6 3-2. Cecchinato has been the story here playing some great stuff. I wouldn't be too handy lumping praise on Kyrgios as it is a match against a player in a dip in form. Besides a lot is expected of Kyrgios now and if this were one of the other top seeds struggling like Kyrgios it would be getting labelled a nothing special sort of display. Cecchinato looks mentally shot now.

Only if you hadn't watched the match. Cecchinato has played well above his ranking and Kyrgios has held himself together exceptionally in a couple of tough situations. I can't see him losing before R4 with that attitude and serving level.

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Post by Born Slippy on Sun 22 May 2016, 12:41 pm

By comparison, Paire is now 2 sets all with Albiot - despite leading 52-14 in winners!

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 22 May 2016, 12:44 pm

BS I watched all of the match. Cecchinato did play well above himself but his record this year is dire for a reason. Inability to get over the line seems an issue he needs to address to arrest his slide. Kyrgios won in three tight sets but as some are now painting him as a potential dark horse and people tipping him as a future slam winner then all that can be said about it was that it got the job done.
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Post by temporary21 on Sun 22 May 2016, 1:39 pm

Paire gets through in 5

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 22 May 2016, 2:00 pm

More play than was expected so far todsy which helps. Marginal how much longer they will ataybon now as rain gets a little heavier.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 22 May 2016, 2:12 pm

Play suspended with just under half of today's matches completed. Fingers crossed for more play later on or else the schedules could descend into chaos given that the forecast is not great for tomorrow or Tuesday.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 22 May 2016, 2:31 pm

Actually Tuesday looks set fair but tomorrow looks like it could be a wash-out.
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Post by summerblues on Sun 22 May 2016, 2:55 pm

Born Slippy wrote:Troicki v Dimitrov looks the stand-out match today. All the other seeds should proceed in relatively routine fashion.
"All the other seeds" - depressing that Troicki is the seeded player in this match.

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Post by laverfan on Sun 22 May 2016, 4:24 pm

I expect the usual roof discussions to get kicked off, when rain stops the play. Run

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Post by Guest on Sun 22 May 2016, 5:15 pm

Rain! I am not sure whether this is true, but I was once told that rain favours the seeds.

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Post by summerblues on Sun 22 May 2016, 5:29 pm

Not Djokovic - see Socal's Weather Theorem.

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Post by Born Slippy on Sun 22 May 2016, 5:33 pm

Watson is a frustrating player. She's played some really nice tennis in this match (33 winners to 12) but is a break down in the 3rd. I have no confidence in her winning despite the fact she said clearly the better player.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 22 May 2016, 5:38 pm

And that concludes play for today.

Tomorrow's forecast is even worse with intermittent rain throughout the day with better weather forecast for Tuesday.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Sun 22 May 2016, 6:26 pm

Order of play tomorrow I'd say seals it that Murray won't play tomorrow. He is scheduled to be down last on Philippe-Chatrier on a day where rain is forecast for much of the day.
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Post by MrInvisible on Sun 22 May 2016, 10:36 pm

Good win for Kyrgios, played real clutch tennis on the big points when it mattered against an inspired opponent. This is the sort of match that could have easily have turned into a 5 set dogfight - Kyrgios did well to win it in straight sets and ought to be fine getting to the 2nd week.

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