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US Open - Day One

Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 5:04 pm

The final slam of the season is under way and Djokovic takes to the court as he looks team re-establish his dominance in the sport.

In an early match on Day One Kyle Edmund is off to a flier and leads Richard Gasquet 6-2 4-2 but can he cement a famous win?

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Post by Born Slippy on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 5:09 pm

Hmm, this match looks done. Edmund up 62 62 and Gasquet looks to be suffering in the heat. Would be a fabulous win for Kyle.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 5:25 pm

Gasquet not done yet. He breaks serve early in the third set. Cilic looks well in control of his match against Dutra Silva and Martin Klizan (No 28 seed) is in trouble.


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Post by Henman Bill on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 5:28 pm

Hm. I posted during the French Open about how Gasquet gets consistently to about R4, but has never been to a final or lost in the first round for 5 years. He seems to have a consistent level.

http://www.606v2.com/t63245-french-open-day-8 At 12:15, more detail on this if anyone wants to see.

In the last 5 years, Gasquet has only lost once even in the second round, and that was narrowly 10-8 to Kyrgios who went on to the quarter final. Perhaps a loss to Edmund here would also represent a loss to an up and coming youngster only outside of the seedings (and hence a R2 opponent for Gasquet) because his ranking hasn't caught up with his suddenly improving level.

Would still be a bad result for Gasquet though.

Whoeever win this looks like a superb opportunity in round 2 as winner of Gasquet-Edmund gets Lacko or Escobedo. Once of those I have never heard of, and the other I have barely heard of, so is it reasonable to suppose that's winnable. R3 Isner, R4 Djokovic suggests we shouldn't get overexcited about this section of the draw, but a R2 win would be a boost to Kyle's prize money, rankings and confidence.

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Post by Henman Bill on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 5:28 pm

If this goes to five sets, who would you fancy. Edmund may have what it takes to find an extra gear after losing two sets. Would be inetresting to see.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 5:52 pm

Edmund seals a surprisingly comfortable 6-2 6-2 6-3 win over No 13 seed Richard Gasquet. What a win for him and gives him a great opportunity to go deep into the tournament.
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Post by Born Slippy on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 5:53 pm

Brutal display from Edmund. Whenever he hit a forehand with intent Gasquet had no answer. Kept the unforced errors in check and never really looked in doubt. Impressive.

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Post by Guest82 on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 5:53 pm

Tremendous stuff from Edmund. Routined Gasquet...

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Post by Henman Bill on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 5:55 pm

Wow, it was 1-3 a minute ago, I write one email, and it's 6-3. Yikes.

Not sure if Gasquet will do a presser for a round 1 match? Would be interesting to hear his thoughts.

Lacko and Escobedo at one set all.

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Post by banbrotam on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 6:01 pm

Edmund, could be very good. Particularly if you imagine the landscape in five years time

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Post by Henman Bill on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 6:03 pm

Last time Gasquet lost in the first round at a slam was the 2010 French Open. To a certain Mr Andy Murray.

2008 I make the last time Gasquet lost in the first round to a player who wasn't a seed. (Tommy Haas US Open.)

So he just doesn't do defeats to lowly ranked players in early rounds of slams, this is quite the surprise, but aside from the fact that you have to have an offday sometimes, maybe Edmund is going to be top 20-30 by next year once he puts a good run of form together.

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Post by Guest82 on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 7:26 pm

Willander says Gasquet may be feeling the back.

Still think he would have struggled today, Edmund played very well.

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Post by Guest82 on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 7:38 pm

Istomin playing a bit better than the score line suggests. Been broken from 40-15 up twice in a row.

Nadal coughing up phlegm on court.

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Post by Guest82 on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 8:03 pm

Since I posted that last message Istomin started playing like a mug.

Tiafoe 2 sets up on Isner....open up the draw for Edmund if he wins!

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Post by Jermaine2015 on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 9:20 pm

Decent win for Nadal, Istomin had the power to cause concerns for the Spaniard.

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Post by Jermaine2015 on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 9:43 pm

Muguruza in a real back and forth match. At times it hard to see which player is the major champion

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Post by Born Slippy on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 11:37 pm

Do Eurosport not have full rights to this event in the UK? Just trying to think of any conceivable reason why they are showing Haase v Duckworth which is possibly the least interesting match currently on!

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Post by summerblues on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 1:30 am

Congrats to you Britons.  Good win for Kyle.

Fritz just tied his match with Sock at two sets apiece, having been two sets down initially.  I will watch some of that match I think.

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Post by summerblues on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 1:44 am

Sock breaks early and then after some struggle holds, so now 3:0 and one would expect him to win from here.

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Post by summerblues on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 4:03 am

Djokovic safely through, but he dropped a set. H e looked very unimpressive in the first couple of sets. I was not able to see the last two sets, so he may have improved thereafter - the score was quite one-sided in those sets.

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Post by Born Slippy on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 12:09 pm

Took an early MTO as well but seems he was playing a bit better towards the end. Long way to go yet but obvious early question marks.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 7:05 pm

On Novak it is fair to say that a dropped set against Jankowicz is not the sort of form of the first half of the year so question marks remain and that extra set in testing conditions doesn't help. If he is in decent form I'd expect him to up his game from here and win matches with more ease.
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