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Post by temporary21 on Tue 31 May 2016, 7:24 pm

Schedule
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/schedule17.html

Note the mens 4th round is second up. If the unthinkable happens they might get delayed even longer

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 10:00 am

The forecast is promising and there could be a full day's play if the odd showers forecast are not too heavy or localized. Fingers Crossed
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Post by whocares on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 10:10 am

hope you're right Craig but what I see from my window does not look very promising. Wonder if the courts would have dried a bit with so much humidity out there.

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Post by temporary21 on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 11:11 am

Thank goodness

On a side note. I don't want any dramatics today from anybody. No wumming and Childs play thinly veiled as banter. no whining, complaining or bullish behaviour. Been going on for days and I expect people to have a little more respect for one another. It'll be the founders you answer to if not...

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Post by sirfredperry on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 11:37 am

Very impressive performance by Serena in winning in straight sets today. But was placed under little or nor pressure by an opponent without the big weapons to get her moving around or harm her.
Another good scalp (Keys) by giant-killing Kiki Bertens today.

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Post by temporary21 on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 11:38 am

Nole finally gets the opportunity to get to the quarters now.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 11:39 am

Batista-Agut and Djokovic resume. Agut needs to hit the ground running.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 11:47 am

And Djokovic wraps up the third set swiftly to lead 3-6 6-4 6-1.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:00 pm

The fourth set going to serve but you feel if Novak breaks serve it will end Agut's hopes. Still hanging in there well at the moment.
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Post by Haddie-nuff on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:11 pm

Novak is giving quite a lot away with his body language though
Looks somewhat peed off

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:14 pm

Cracking hold from Agut. The longer he hangs in this set then the tighter Novak will become.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:17 pm

Meanwhile, Tomas Berdych has taken the first set 6-3 against David Ferrer in their 4th Round match whilst Gulbis leads Goffin 5-4 as that set is back on serve.
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Post by Haddie-nuff on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:20 pm

Agut Breaks !!!!!!!!!!

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:21 pm

Well well well. Agut breaks and leads 4-2 in the fourth set. Now needs to consolidate the break.
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Post by Haddie-nuff on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:24 pm

Damn it Rolling Eyes

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:24 pm

This is what was happening yesterday. Agut breaking serve but unable to consolidate. Djokovic breaks back and we are back on serve in the fourth set.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:25 pm

Gulbis takes the first set against Goffin.
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Post by Haddie-nuff on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:28 pm

Strategic racquet change Wink

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:34 pm

Critical hold that for Agut.
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Post by Haddie-nuff on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:34 pm

Great defensive play by him there

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Post by Haddie-nuff on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:42 pm

So there Novak gets the break

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:43 pm

And Agut cracks. Djokovic to serve for the match leading 3-6 6-4 6-1 6-5.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:45 pm

Thiem and Granollers back underway with an early break in the third set for Thiem and Goffin in control of the second set leading 4-0.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:48 pm

Djokovic wins 3-6 6-4 6-1 7-5 and is first through to the quarters in his section of the draw.
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Post by Haddie-nuff on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:50 pm

Hardly the performance of a FO champion however Wink

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Post by temporary21 on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:51 pm

Phew. Job done though. Got through a horror situation and he can look to try and grow over the last mayches

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:00 pm

Goffin wins the second set 6-2 to level things up with Gulbis. Thiem on the brink of winning the third set against Granollers as he leads it 5-0.
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Post by Guest on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:07 pm

Well played Agut. He has just completed the R16 Grand Slam to go with his world ranking of 16. Hopefully this will encourage him to reach the next level. Aged 28 many say he is now at his peak. If he keeps progressing in this way he should reach No 1 by the year 2050.

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Post by Guest on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:09 pm

Ps hopefully the remaining fourth round matches can be finished shortly.

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Post by barrystar on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:11 pm

He's over a bump in the road, he has a v. healthy H2H against whichever of Berdych/Ferrer he gets, he has the advantage of perhaps a couple of hours more wind-down time, and he'll know both of their games well - Berdych is probably the more dangerous opponent for him, but it would be a major shock if either of them beats him, as it would be were he to lose the SF (assuming he gets there).

I reckon the Djoko show's back on the road well enough.


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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:13 pm

Richard Gasquet and Andy Murray match about to get underway.
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Post by Guest on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:21 pm

BBC has just reported this on their tennis live thread:
BBC wrote:Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from Queen's because of the wrist injury which saw him pull out of the French Open last week.

The nine-time Roland Garros winner has been advised to rest his wrist in the short-term, and he said in a statement: "I am very sad that my wrist injury means that I cannot play at The Queen’s Club this year.

“It is a tournament and a club that I love, I enjoy playing in front of the British people, and I was looking forward to trying to win the title for a second time. I wish everyone at the tournament a great week, and I look forward to returning in future years.”

The tournament runs from 13th-19th June.

The way the BBC describe it is that the wrist only requires rest.  I thought it was more serious.  If not then Nadal may be back challenging again soon. [But we really wanted to see Nadal challenging again at the French Open - because it is there where he performs the best]


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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:22 pm

Conditions look very heavy out there. More rain on the way? Murray starts off with a fairly comfortable hold to 30.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:27 pm

Murray looks sharp as he works 0-30, before Gasquet comes back with some good points to 30-30. Couple of loose ones though, DH UE and a DF and Murray has the early break.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:30 pm

Gasquet playing way too far behind the baseline so far. Has given one BH a decent rip but other than that is pushing. Murray looking very confident, good use of the dropper so far and hitting heavily from the baseline, holds to love to lead 3-0.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:31 pm

Nore Staat wrote:BBC has just reported this on their tennis live thread:
BBC wrote:Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from Queen's because of the wrist injury which saw him pull out of the French Open last week.

The nine-time Roland Garros winner has been advised to rest his wrist in the short-term, and he said in a statement: "I am very sad that my wrist injury means that I cannot play at The Queen’s Club this year.

“It is a tournament and a club that I love, I enjoy playing in front of the British people, and I was looking forward to trying to win the title for a second time. I wish everyone at the tournament a great week, and I look forward to returning in future years.”

The tournament runs from 13th-19th June.

The way the BBC describe it is that the wrist only requires rest.  I thought it was more serious.  If not then Nadal may be back challenging again soon.  [But we really wanted to see Nadal challenging again at the French Open - because it is there where he performs the best]

No surprise to me at all. The press conference when Rafa withdrew stated docs had said if he had played one more match he'd risk breaking it. That sounds serious enough to need around six weeks to two months of rest I'd say.
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Post by barrystar on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:32 pm

Nore Staat wrote:BBC has just reported this on their tennis live thread:
BBC wrote:Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from Queen's because of the wrist injury which saw him pull out of the French Open last week.

The nine-time Roland Garros winner has been advised to rest his wrist in the short-term, and he said in a statement: "I am very sad that my wrist injury means that I cannot play at The Queen’s Club this year.

“It is a tournament and a club that I love, I enjoy playing in front of the British people, and I was looking forward to trying to win the title for a second time. I wish everyone at the tournament a great week, and I look forward to returning in future years.”

The tournament runs from 13th-19th June.

The way the BBC describe it is that the wrist only requires rest.  I thought it was more serious.  If not then Nadal may be back challenging again soon.

Maybe - but I can't help wondering if Nadal is having to push himself too hard to extract anything like the level of performance that he is used to, or which he needs to attain to challenge Djoko;  if it isn't the back or the wrist or the knee, next time it maybe somewhere else.  Each time these things happen to older players it's incredibly difficult to stop the mind compensating minutely for the problem resulting in other difficulties flaring up.

It was rotten luck that at the climax to the best part of the season for him, when his form was better than it had been pretty much for two years, he had to pull out.

Let's hope that both he and Federer are able to join the draw at Wimbledon and give a decent account of themselves - the sense that the guard is changing is stronger than ever.
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Post by Guest on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:36 pm

I think it is generally agreed that Murray is stronger than Gasquet.  These heavy conditions therefore should favour Murray over Gasquet.  Murray must aim to finish this off as quickly as possible without injuring himself.  These heavy balls must be punishing for the wrists.  I also notice commentary suggesting that the court is cold and players have to be careful that their muscles don't tighten up.

ps: to Barrystar: there is nothing for me to disagree with in your comment.  That means I agree. But I would be very surprised Nadal would make it for Wimbledon and his performance there over the past four season suggests he might as well skip the grass season altogether. I think the Olympics will be on hard courts?

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:50 pm

Elsewhere Thiem has finished off Granollers in four sets, Goffin has moved two sets to one up against Gulbis, and Berdych is two sets and a break up against Ferrer.

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Post by Guest on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:51 pm

Berdych leading Ferrer 2 sets to love in the final fourth round match.  Surely that must be partly because the conditions favour the heavy serving Berd man from the Czech Republic?   Game Czech and Match?

So Berdych and Ferrer ... & Goffin & Gulbis are the last two fourth round matches.

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Post by whocares on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:57 pm

we could well see Andy through in 3 sets today with Stan still playing tomorrow (or Friday as tomorrow looks quite dodgy weather wise).
Some improvement from Gasquet there.
Meanwhile Thiem is through while Berdich and Goffin are almost there.

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Post by whocares on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 2:00 pm

break back after a really horrendous FH from Andy.

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Post by barrystar on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 2:00 pm

The rule seems to be when there's a difficult way, Andy will seek it out........
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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 2:00 pm

Sloppy service game from Murray when serving for the set, and Gasquet breaks back. Murray not amused by someone's phone going off just as he was about to serve at deuce.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 2:04 pm

Murray's gone completely walkabout...

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 2:11 pm

yup, shades of Murray's second round match as the errors come thick and fast, and Gasquet will serve for the set without having to do anything but keep the ball in court and wait for Murray to miss... Rather awful.

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Post by Guest on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 2:18 pm

Murray didn't want to get the crowd up.  Now the crowd will be able to help Gasquet.  

Anyway Murray trying to get the break back.

Commentator is saying Gasquet improved a lot and Murray changed his tactics (more flat hitting) that favours Gasquet.  So not Murray going walkabout - but fair play from Gasquet. (Commentator Mary Pierce)

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Post by barrystar on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 2:20 pm

It would be quite an achievement to lose the set vs. that well-known mental giant Gasquet from a break up, but Andy's speciality is shifting quickly from the sublime to the ridiculous via the anonymous.
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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 2:22 pm

Murray's got a bad case of dropshotitis at the mo, seems to be hitting one at least every other point...

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