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Post by invisiblecoolers Thu 28 Aug 2014, 2:56 am

Slowly and steadily the Open is warming up, and we have some stunning matches and box office player representation on Thursday.

@Arthur Ashe

Vika and Serena in action 1 after another followed by

1]Nole vs Paul Henry Mathieu

2]Murray vs Matthias Bachinger [A Britain vs German match]

3]Eugenie Bouchard vs Sorana Cirstea [ A tough match for Genie, come on Genie show your powers]


@ Armstrong

Ivanovic followed by Isner in action, night session is dawn by Milos Raonic.
but no interesting match here.

@ Grandstand

4]Kei Nishikori vs Pablo Andujar [ this could be a banana skin match for Kei]

followed by Tsonga match followed by Kvitova match.

@ Court 17 we have

5] Sam Querry vs Garcia-Lopez [50-50 match in my view, but Sam might make it given his serve and home support].

Other good matches

6]Simone Bolelli vs Tommy Robredo [ could be a good match]

7]Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Michael Llodra

8]Marina Erakovic vs Elena Vesnina

9]Samantha Stosur vs Kaia Kanepi

10]Nick Kyrgios vs Andreas Seppi  
[- Certainly the match of the day]

11]Fernando Verdasco vs Andrey Kuznetsov


May not be a great day for matchups but many stars in action, and we got Nick underlying the day against a veteran in Seppi, a very tricky opponent for Nick, can he continue the golden run which he left off in Wimbledon, I certainly would love to see him go deep into the tournament.

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Post by LuvSports! Thu 28 Aug 2014, 10:39 am

Which ones are stunning?

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Post by Born Slippy Thu 28 Aug 2014, 11:42 am

If coric can win today am I correct in thinking he will be the first 17 year old to make r3 at a slam since Rafa?

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Post by biugo Thu 28 Aug 2014, 12:33 pm

Since Rafa, you also had the talented but slacking Latvian - Gulbis.

2007: Losing USO R4 at 18 (days away from 19) against Moya. 5-7, 2-6, 7-6(5), 4-6
2008: Tight 3 sets RG QF against Djoko at 19. 7-5, 7-6, 7-5
(In total he won 10 slam matches before 20 and only 16 since, and he's 25)

After that RG QF it took him 5 years to reach R32 again and 6 to reach a QF!  A promising teen in 2007-2008, he's showing that talent and money still requires lots of work and dedication to perform consistently! (view biaised of course as I looked only at the slams - or has been injured for some time?)

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Post by HM Murdock Thu 28 Aug 2014, 12:43 pm

Born Slippy wrote:If coric can win today am I correct in thinking he will be the first 17 year old to make r3 at a slam since Rafa?
Must be.

Djokovic and Murray both made Wimbledon 3R a couple of weeks or so after their 18th birthdays. Tomic was 18 when he made the QF at Wimbledon but I can't think of anyone else who has come close.

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Post by The Special Juan Thu 28 Aug 2014, 12:44 pm

How old was Bernie T when he reached the Wimbledon QF?
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Post by Josiah Maiestas Thu 28 Aug 2014, 1:23 pm

Get the feeling Bachinger will be so happy that he got to 2nd round eh won't play so well today. Coric can certainly win and make the 3rd.

Surely Mauresmo won't last if Andy can't beat the Bach.
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Post by invisiblecoolers Thu 28 Aug 2014, 1:46 pm

LuvSports! wrote:Which ones are stunning?

Look at the last para.

On the other hand there are some good matchups

Nick vs Seppi
Genie vs Christiea
Kols vs Llodra.

Yes otherwise not great matchups but its only the 2nd round bro.

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Post by The Special Juan Thu 28 Aug 2014, 3:09 pm

I thought Llodra had retired...
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Post by DirectView2 Thu 28 Aug 2014, 3:19 pm

The Special Juan wrote:I thought Llodra had retired...

+1, didn't we hear such news last year?

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Post by Born Slippy Thu 28 Aug 2014, 3:34 pm

Always said he was retiring at the end of this year I believe.

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Post by sirfredperry Thu 28 Aug 2014, 3:48 pm

This is Llodra's last GS. He is packing up at the end of this season.

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Post by The Special Juan Thu 28 Aug 2014, 4:27 pm

sirfredperry wrote:This is Llodra's last GS. He is packing up at the end of this season.

OK I thought he'd left us after the FO.
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Post by The Special Juan Thu 28 Aug 2014, 4:47 pm

Ironically Llodra retires in his last major match Sad
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Post by The Special Juan Thu 28 Aug 2014, 5:33 pm

Ana's gone too. Kei's through as is Kohli (if Isner win these 2 will play each other for the 3rd year running).
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Post by lags72 Thu 28 Aug 2014, 6:12 pm

Are we in for Wimbledon-scale upsets I wonder ...... (ie this year's W I mean)

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Post by The Special Juan Thu 28 Aug 2014, 6:14 pm

Azarenka's hanging on for dear life in this tournament. She battles past McHale.
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Post by The Special Juan Thu 28 Aug 2014, 6:21 pm

Nick Bollettieri is speaking a lot of sense about what makes a great player in today's conditions.
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Post by The Special Juan Thu 28 Aug 2014, 6:28 pm

This post is about nothing but there are too many double-barrelled Spainards about now.

Bautista-Agut
Riba-Madrid
Carreno-Busta
Granollers-Pujol (both of them)
Nadal-Parera (I semi-made that one up Wink )

Was Carreno-Busta the one who won all those Challengers last year? He's giving Paire a tonking at the moment.
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Post by The Special Juan Thu 28 Aug 2014, 6:38 pm

That's Britain out of the men's doubles in the 1st round. Bad losses for Murray/Peers & Inglot/Huey considering they made the QF last year.
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Post by Josiah Maiestas Thu 28 Aug 2014, 6:56 pm

Llodra winds me up with all the retirements (phony) that he has. Hopefully he gets the message to properly retire.
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Post by The Special Juan Thu 28 Aug 2014, 7:52 pm

Mathieu wearing his cap the "wrong" way warning
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Post by kingraf Thu 28 Aug 2014, 8:15 pm

I could.swear Llorda retired last year
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Post by lags72 Thu 28 Aug 2014, 8:53 pm

The Special Juan wrote:Mathieu wearing his cap the "wrong" way warning

Yep, way beyond the age limit. 29, or 30 max. Same as clubbing in Ibiza.

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Post by The Special Juan Thu 28 Aug 2014, 8:59 pm

lags72 wrote:
The Special Juan wrote:Mathieu wearing his cap the "wrong" way warning

Yep, way beyond the age limit. 29, or 30 max. Same as clubbing in Ibiza.

Clubbing at all!! (Is that ageist?)
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Post by lags72 Thu 28 Aug 2014, 9:02 pm

Ok. Correction.

25 max in Ibiza. 29 elsewhere.

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Post by The Special Juan Thu 28 Aug 2014, 9:30 pm

OK That's better.

Meanwhile poor old PHM has been baglled in the 3rd by Djokovic.
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Post by HM Murdock Thu 28 Aug 2014, 9:31 pm

Whatever was wrong with Novak in Canada and Cincy appears to have been remedied. He's timing the ball well again and looks much more light-footed.

Must he keep being asked to dance though?

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Post by The Special Juan Thu 28 Aug 2014, 9:33 pm

HM Murdoch wrote:Whatever was wrong with Novak in Canada and Cincy appears to have been remedied. He's timing the ball well again and looks much more light-footed.

Must he keep being asked to dance though?

Channelling his inner Ricky Gervais it appears... Djokovic is a different beast in the majors as are all the big 4.
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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu 28 Aug 2014, 9:33 pm

HM Murdoch wrote:Whatever was wrong with Novak in Canada and Cincy appears to have been remedied. He's timing the ball well again and looks much more light-footed.

Must he keep being asked to dance though?

I agree. He looks far better tuned in and better mentally, physically and technically. For once I'd agree with Greg and would say he must be favourite for the title.
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Post by lags72 Thu 28 Aug 2014, 10:00 pm

For me he was favourite all along, even before the draw. Couldn't see how anyone else would be put ahead of him. His wonky Masters form was just a blip and he means business here.

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Post by Silver Fri 29 Aug 2014, 12:20 am

I'll be impressed if Kyrgios dispatches Seppi in straight sets, he's not an easy opponent to wipe out. Currently 6-4, 7-6.

Robredo going life and death with Bolelli, back from two sets down and now a break up in the decider. He likes the comebacks these days, doesn't he?

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Post by The Special Juan Fri 29 Aug 2014, 12:23 am

I was reading something about Tommy and 5 sets a couple of days ago but can't remember what it was.  Has he come back from 2 down more than anyone else in history?

Kyrgios.... What's the difference between him and Raonic (at that age)? Both have (had?) good serves, decent forehands, clunky movement and average backhands.
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Post by The Special Juan Fri 29 Aug 2014, 12:40 am

What's funny about Murray's 2nd serve is that it's so bad it does it's job. I think some players are surprised at its lack of speed and placement and try to do too much on it. Murray leads 4-3 in a fairly "meh" match so far. Bachinger hit a worldie of a shot - a ridiculous cross court winner off a great Murray 1st serve.
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Post by Born Slippy Fri 29 Aug 2014, 12:41 am

Krygios' movement and backhand are far superior to Raonic now, let alone when Raonic was ranked at about 300 at the same age as NK is now. He is a genuinely exciting tennis player. Raonic isn't.

Looks like Coric is going out. Led 3-0in the 3rd but looks like Estrella now has him beat.

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Post by Born Slippy Fri 29 Aug 2014, 12:50 am

Kyrgios wins. Murray goes a set up and Kuznetsov takes his match versus Verdasco into a 5th. Exciting few minutes!

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Post by The Special Juan Fri 29 Aug 2014, 12:51 am

Goodness gracious me. Murray's coming to the net! He must be getting nosebleeds.
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Post by The Special Juan Fri 29 Aug 2014, 1:07 am

Gojowczyk only scores 36 scrabble points.  He's probably away to be 2 sets to 1 down against boring Milos.
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Post by The Special Juan Fri 29 Aug 2014, 1:13 am

Miles and David Law commentating. Law makes a comment about how he hopes that the Kisscam doesn't zoom in on them. Then proceeds to say he'd dive under the desk if that happens. Errr.....
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Post by The Special Juan Fri 29 Aug 2014, 1:28 am

Verdasco's departed - beaten in 5 by Andrey Kuznetsov (neither the brother of Alex Kuznetsov nor the brother of Kuznetsova).

This match is great fun. Exhibition tennis. Bachinger easily playing like a top 100 player, Murray using every shot in the book.
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Post by Silver Fri 29 Aug 2014, 2:13 am

The Special Juan wrote:I was reading something about Tommy and 5 sets a couple of days ago but can't remember what it was.  Has he come back from 2 down more than anyone else in history?

Probably about the FO last year, he came from 2 sets down to win in three consecutive matches. Only the second man to ever do it, first in the Open Era I think. And he did it again today Smile

Well done Messrs Murray and Raonic on their wins today, glad Andy showed no sign of physical ailments this round.

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Post by laverfan Fri 29 Aug 2014, 4:52 am

Genie does it fighting back her nerves to take the 2nd MP. US Open Day 4 Thread 3845856932

@iC... you should be thrilled with Canada today.

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Post by The Special Juan Fri 29 Aug 2014, 12:04 pm

Silver wrote:
The Special Juan wrote:I was reading something about Tommy and 5 sets a couple of days ago but can't remember what it was.  Has he come back from 2 down more than anyone else in history?

Probably about the FO last year, he came from 2 sets down to win in three consecutive matches. Only the second man to ever do it, first in the Open Era I think. And he did it again today Smile

Well done Messrs Murray and Raonic on their wins today, glad Andy showed no sign of physical ailments this round.

So it was, cheers Silver. I think I'm going senile.
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Post by laverfan Fri 29 Aug 2014, 12:51 pm

The Special Juan wrote:
Silver wrote:
The Special Juan wrote:I was reading something about Tommy and 5 sets a couple of days ago but can't remember what it was.  Has he come back from 2 down more than anyone else in history?

Probably about the FO last year, he came from 2 sets down to win in three consecutive matches. Only the second man to ever do it, first in the Open Era I think. And he did it again today Smile

Well done Messrs Murray and Raonic on their wins today, glad Andy showed no sign of physical ailments this round.

So it was, cheers Silver.  I think I'm going senile.

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Boredo beat Sijsling, Monfils and Almagro in RG 2013 from two sets down. He is 10/4 in 5 set matches (till end of 2103).

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Post by YvonneT Fri 29 Aug 2014, 1:00 pm

laverfan wrote:Boredo beat Sijsling, Monfils and Almagro in RG 2013 from two sets down. He is 10/4 in 5 set matches (till end of 2103).
He is playing until 2103?! Wink

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Post by shivfan Fri 29 Aug 2014, 5:45 pm

It gets worse and worse every year...the standard of volleying is appalling!
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Post by DirectView2 Fri 29 Aug 2014, 6:00 pm

Can Klizan put Big Berd out? if can do that to Tsonga in the past I see why not against the Berd.

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Post by The Special Juan Fri 29 Aug 2014, 7:29 pm

Bizarre Errani match in progress - bagels Venus in the 1st set before being bagelled in return in the 2nd.
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Post by The Special Juan Fri 29 Aug 2014, 8:06 pm

Janowicz was routed by Anderson - after winning the 1st set on a TB he lost the next 3 6-2 6-1 6-3. Goffin's a set and a break up against Sousa, Gulbis took the first set 6-4 v Thiem.

Venus v Errani is obviously in a 3rd set TB. Lucic is a set and a break up against Halep. Bencic has taken the first set v Kerber but the German will, at the very least, serve for the 2nd.
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Post by The Special Juan Fri 29 Aug 2014, 8:17 pm

Brilliant TB between Venus & Errani, the Italian winning it 7-5. Halep has gone too. Lucic won 7-6 6-2.
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