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krygios/nadal rd 2, if nick can get by jordan thompson ~ seeing a impending matchup vs rafa motivated him in acapulco but obv who knows w krygios

johnny crunch, Friday, 28 June 2019 13:34 (three weeks ago) link

Pliskova looked fabulous at Eastbourne. P much trucked Kerber in the final, who herself had looked great vs Halep.

oscar bravo, Saturday, 29 June 2019 13:35 (three weeks ago) link

Also in the easier bottom half of the draw. The top half looks murderous.

oscar bravo, Saturday, 29 June 2019 13:37 (three weeks ago) link

osaka out
sascha out

johnny crunch, Monday, 1 July 2019 16:47 (two weeks ago) link

Tsitipas saved a mp vs Fabbiano - now on serve in the 5th.

Michael Jones, Monday, 1 July 2019 16:50 (two weeks ago) link

Fabb was fab. 11th match on grass in the last three weeks. It showed. Tsisty couldn't keep his footing.

24-year age gap on Court 1 right now!

Michael Jones, Monday, 1 July 2019 17:12 (two weeks ago) link

And Cori G is up a set and a break on Venus.

Michael Jones, Monday, 1 July 2019 17:57 (two weeks ago) link

4th set most kyrgios set ever

thompson 6-0, nick won 5 points

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 13:25 (two weeks ago) link

and then Kyrgios took the fifth 6-1

Meanwhile, the carnage continues: Thiem out against Querrey
Fed lost the first set against Harris

willem, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 14:25 (two weeks ago) link

Great match from Cori Gauff yesterday!

willem, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 14:26 (two weeks ago) link

azarenka was outstanding just now

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 11:29 (two weeks ago) link

Stan taken to fifth set by Isner V.2 (Opelka)!

punning display, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 12:37 (two weeks ago) link

While I'm not thrilled to see pro tennis dominated more and more by the taller and tallest, that was an exciting upset.

punning display, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 13:37 (two weeks ago) link

I was gonna say that Fabbiano, at five-eight, is maintaining the balance but he just blew a 3-0 lead in the 4th set t/b vs Karlovic (15 inches taller) and now he's in a decider too.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 14:02 (two weeks ago) link

In the end it was Dr. Ivo who blew that one. Didn't help that Fabb's last match point came from a mishit.

punning display, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 14:45 (two weeks ago) link

Opelka has maximum Jonah From Veep energy

imago, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:13 (two weeks ago) link

dang that is kinda otm

coco thru rybarikova in straights

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 23:36 (two weeks ago) link

looking at the stats, coco did not even face a break pt

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 23:40 (two weeks ago) link

two days at wimbledon was awesome, got to see all the wta teenagers basically

abcfsk, Thursday, 4 July 2019 10:53 (two weeks ago) link

jelly

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 July 2019 13:26 (two weeks ago) link

our Lex's awesome profile of two of those teenagers: https://www.wtatennis.com/news/philosophy-painting-and-friendship-getting-know-serenas-wimbledon-opponent-kaja-juvan

This is particularly the case when they begin teasing each other about their "weird" reading tastes. "If I want something to shut my brain off I read some sleazy romantic teenage books," says Juvan - but that's not where her heart really is. "But if I want to read something for pleasure, I read psychology, and I like philosophy as well."

Who are her favourite philosophers? "I like Socrates - it's really interesting because it was right at the beginning of philosophy - he started it. And then there's this saying from Descartes that faith is a projection of humanity, and I think that's a really smart saying because it's really related to God, and I think that's something humans like to do."

Swiatek interjects: "That's probably the only WTA interview where someone has mentioned Descartes." Juvan grins. "That's why I'm her friend, because we both have weird tastes!" Rolling her eyes for effect, Swiatek begins to distance herself - "I'm not that weird!" - but Juvan isn't having any of this claim to normality.

"Oh my God, you read about queens and kings of the 14th century!" Throwing her hands up, Swiatek admits defeat. "I like historical novels, OK? It's my thing." Reaching into her bag, she pulls out a Henry VIII T-shirt she has bought as a present for her coach, and the teenagers collapse into giggles.

Roz, Thursday, 4 July 2019 14:30 (two weeks ago) link

conversely gauff said her favorite singer is jaden smith

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 July 2019 14:45 (two weeks ago) link

i spose hes a modern philosopher tbh ~

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 July 2019 14:46 (two weeks ago) link

lucky loser lauren davis from down a set takes out kerber

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 July 2019 16:06 (two weeks ago) link

rafa is gonna cook thru kyrgios im p sure now

juvan philosophizing to an early lead on serena

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 July 2019 16:07 (two weeks ago) link

both williams out to teens would be something

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 July 2019 16:18 (two weeks ago) link

nick has worked himself into this match & has his serve now

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 July 2019 17:30 (two weeks ago) link

loved that body shot to nadal

k3vin k., Thursday, 4 July 2019 17:36 (two weeks ago) link

kyrgios on tomic otm? or wimbledon otm?

gotta say my instinct is to take kyrgios' side over the suits

imago, Thursday, 4 July 2019 21:57 (two weeks ago) link

tbh I am here for any and all bad things that happen to Tomic the Tank Engine

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 5 July 2019 12:31 (two weeks ago) link

Gauff on Centre Court in a couple hours.

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 5 July 2019 14:26 (two weeks ago) link

hurkacz!

johnny crunch, Friday, 5 July 2019 16:16 (two weeks ago) link

RIP coco

k3vin k., Friday, 5 July 2019 17:12 (two weeks ago) link

lol

tennis doesn’t deserve nick kyrgios pic.twitter.com/3PqNfWvVub

— sanaa (@sanaa_mq) July 5, 2019

xyzzzz__, Friday, 5 July 2019 17:34 (two weeks ago) link

If only he got further in slams - total waste.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 5 July 2019 17:37 (two weeks ago) link

RIP coco

― k3vin k., Friday, July 5, 2019 10:12 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

Events since this post have been kind of incredible, and now they have to play more tennis!

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 5 July 2019 18:14 (two weeks ago) link

33 unforced errors in 66 minutes for azarenka

mookieproof, Friday, 5 July 2019 18:34 (two weeks ago) link

Great turnaround in that second set by Coco. Hercog is slipping.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 5 July 2019 18:38 (two weeks ago) link

Y'ALL

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 5 July 2019 19:13 (two weeks ago) link

Hah right?

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 5 July 2019 19:26 (two weeks ago) link

RIP k3vin k.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 5 July 2019 19:29 (two weeks ago) link

shit did she win? I had to go to a meeting

k3vin k., Friday, 5 July 2019 20:09 (two weeks ago) link

incredible. I turned it off at 3-5 I think?

k3vin k., Friday, 5 July 2019 20:11 (two weeks ago) link

She did win, which I believe means she is now President of the WTA

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 5 July 2019 20:14 (two weeks ago) link

Also, I am not expecting Gauff to win Wimbledon, or the US Open, or the Australian Open, or the French Open in the next 12 months, BUT if she does she will be the youngest first-time Slam winner EVER. If she wins Wimbledon next year after losing the other tournaments, she would miss Hingis by half a week.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 5 July 2019 20:30 (two weeks ago) link

obviously rooting for her and she capitalised on the situation amazingly but the hercog missed smash on her own mp is the worst thing i've seen

imago, Friday, 5 July 2019 21:33 (two weeks ago) link

wow pliskova broken at love serving for the match vs muchova at 11-10 3rd set

johnny crunch, Monday, 8 July 2019 15:10 (one week ago) link

plish now has to hold to force the historic first ever 12-12 tiebreak

johnny crunch, Monday, 8 July 2019 15:17 (one week ago) link

oof muchova wins on a net cord, props to her tho

johnny crunch, Monday, 8 July 2019 15:22 (one week ago) link

Didn't think I'd be broken up for a man who has 21 slams but there you go

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:17 (one week ago) link

Booooo. I hate watching Djokovic play.

Yerac, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:18 (one week ago) link

Would he have quit if he had won? Like.. immediately?

Ludo, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:19 (one week ago) link

(Fed obviously, Djoko is gonna continue playing until he surpasses Fed's 20)

Ludo, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:19 (one week ago) link

Doubt it, Fed has said he wants to be around for Tokyo Olympics.

Roz, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:20 (one week ago) link

And he likely will if he keeps playing like this!

Roz, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:21 (one week ago) link

has fed ever lost a final from up champ pt before

johnny crunch, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:21 (one week ago) link

i understand djokovic haters but he is just so good, cant hate him

johnny crunch, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:24 (one week ago) link

Not Slams. But he lost to Del Potro from MP up in Indian Wells F last year. Also Nadal in Rome F 2006. And Novak has done him at least twice now. Not finals though (USO sf once or twice and possibly Paris Masters sf last year - 76 57 76).

Michael Jones, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:26 (one week ago) link

And he likely will if he keeps playing like this!

yeah!

Ludo, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:31 (one week ago) link

I didn't hate Djokovic but his continued public support of Justin Gimelstob is unconscionable and a huge reason why men's tennis is a mess rn. Andy Murray he is not.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/05/sports/novak-djokovic-atp-player-council.html

Roz, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:37 (one week ago) link

he's just so deeply unlikeable to watch. in everything. even those stupid uniqlo ads.

Yerac, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:42 (one week ago) link

i can hate him

imago, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:44 (one week ago) link

someone should ask fed in this press conf if he is pro/con/indifferent to the 12-12 tiebreak rule

johnny crunch, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:55 (one week ago) link

& he said "it is what it is" ok

johnny crunch, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:56 (one week ago) link

the gimelstob affair is unfortunate but tbh just seems like a convenient excuse for people who've always hated him regardless

groovemaaan, Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:00 (one week ago) link

it smacks of generic eastern european bias imho

groovemaaan, Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:02 (one week ago) link

My dislike of him was compounded by the Becker connection, who I hated more than anyone who has ever played the game.

Give him his due, he may have dips in intensity and focus in matches but seemingly never when it really matters. Fed’s winner-UE diff was +32, Nole’s was +2. How on earth, I blame the electoral college, etc etc

Michael Jones, Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:31 (one week ago) link

1 could say that fed wins this match vs any other man in history

johnny crunch, Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:40 (one week ago) link

he's for people who thought Sampras was the ultimate in charisma black holes.

Yerac, Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:43 (one week ago) link

Also the 12-12 t/b thing - ok in the sense it keeps the tournament moving, prevents players being spent for the next round because they had to toil for six hours plus, but I think they should have suspended it for the final(s). These guys are doing nothing until August and there’s a roof.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 14 July 2019 20:19 (one week ago) link

I really didn't see the need for that change at all. And Novak was cynically playing for the TB whereas Fed was really going for the break on the 5th (The only come back would be that this match would lenghten out what was the longest final ever even further).

Watching the highlights late last night I was reflecting on why Djoko so confident of winning the breakers against a man who isn't bad at anything to do with the goings on in a tennis and that got me to armchair-thinking of what you have to do to get to this level at his age. The management of it, my assumption that Fed plays a lot less (and its here that someone who follows the ATP tour all year around can fill in the gaps) to get to slams in that competetive shape that can last out for two weeks...but one which also leads to a severe lack of sharpness at the moments that decide the matches in a close contest. The edge that perhaps only be ironed out through volume of matches. But maybe idk Novak plays a similar volume of matches throughout the year and is bringing the confidence of winning multiple slams recently.

Like, this would not matter at all - one player in grass can get anywhere near Fed's level to find that out. One or two other players in clay lay out those lack of edges in Fed for us to see. Just yet another layer to Fed's incredible accomplishments. To do all this with slightly younger greats like Nadal and Djoko. And Djoko will almost certainly only surpass his slam total because absolutely no one seems to be coming through apart from Thiem who has made two slam finals - and this is on clay.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 15 July 2019 08:34 (six days ago) link

This is a good piece on Djokovic that maybe gets close to why he's so mentally tough, a willingness to win ugly: https://www.theringer.com/2019/7/14/20693870/novak-djokovic-roger-federer-wimbledon-final-2019

Anyway, I kind of think Fed will win the US Open now. He's been quietly doing well all year, and apart from his RG blowout to Nadal, all his other losses in 2019 have been to in-form players in extremely tight matches. He's taken those losses maybe a little too well, and it cost him yesterday's title. He won't want to repeat those mistakes again.

Roz, Monday, 15 July 2019 09:01 (six days ago) link

Good piece, the para laying out all the stats from the match is pretty heartbreaking. I think the gap in it though is to ask where has Fed's ability to close out slams, after winning 20 of them, gone. Fed has always had that adulation from crowds and has coped perfectly well before.

and maybe what's missing is the thing you can do only when younger -- i.e. you can play as many matches, win the smaller titles, as a way of preparing for the bigger ones. Then again Novak is ridiculous on the big points too.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 15 July 2019 09:18 (six days ago) link

Since he last won a Slam (which was only 18 months ago), Fed has... lost from two sets and MP up vs Anderson, lost a tight four-setter under lights in insane humidity vs Millman, lost a tight four-setter in which he missed dozens of break-points vs Tsitsipas, and been thumped in straights (in which he actually played fleetingly well) on clay by Rafa. And then yesterday. Four of those five Slam exits seem like "old man loses edge" but I think the Federer of 2013 would have lost all of those matches too, maybe not even competitively. Meanwhile, he's sailing through most other rounds and continuing to win at 1000/500/250 level. I think the reduction of schedule (and Edberg's 2014-15 retooling of his game, the new racket, etc) is giving him chances he wouldn't have had at this age to go deep in these events.

And, what's more, he hasn't even played a light schedule in 2019! 43 matches (47 if you count Hopman Cup) by the middle of July is maybe more than anyone else on the main tour. It's more than he played at this point at his peak in 2007.

At 8-7 40/15 all I could think about was those US Open semis. It had to be an another ace or nothing. Novak was going to find a way to get out of it. Fed net-rushing on that nothing FH at 40/30 was disastrous. Those BPs at 11-11 were Fed's last chance. Knew how the t-b would go.

The article above is very good - nails it pretty well.

Michael Jones, Monday, 15 July 2019 10:41 (six days ago) link

I wonder if Roddick took a little sour delight in this. He outplayed Fed for long stretches in 2009, lost a couple of tie-breaks and eventually gave it up in a marathon fifth on a frame mis-hit. I guess that was a feature of Fed Slam finals in his 20-something pomp - he *always* won the breakers.

Michael Jones, Monday, 15 July 2019 11:05 (six days ago) link

Thanks for the additional info - quite fascinating seeing all of these tight losses...and if he is doing that against Anderson then he will do it against Djoko.

That approach at 40/30 was...yeah, waking up in the middle of the night sweating and screaming stuff. How can you work yourself into that position and do this when you get to it? idk, and maybe nobody else does.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 15 July 2019 11:17 (six days ago) link

I'd say 18 months is a big-ish gap from winning one slam to another. In most individual sports when a 'great' starts winning the big ones they just stack 'em in batches. Seems like a habit that once broken is hard to get back on.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 15 July 2019 11:21 (six days ago) link

Gotta say I am not sure about Djoko hate as portrayed in that article. Novak is more hated than Nadal? If it wasn't for an injury or two Fed might have never won the French Open, surely a bigger crime than the tantrums and Grass-eating (The gimelstob affair is more recent, as grooveman says). Bringing in the Kyrgios tweet is funny but part of you is thinking the guy is sitting at home writing that shit instead of troubling anyone in the last stages of a slam.

Maybe there is something to anti-Eastern European (and Russian) bias. That little corner of the world is piling up slams across women and men's games. Maybe there is a correlation between the hate Novak gets and Lendl did? Novak has double the number of slams tho'.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 15 July 2019 11:40 (six days ago) link

eh insanely successful people who are also desperately needy are easy to dislike. not much more complicated than that. also the stupid number of ball bounces before serving that he did in the early bit of his career.

oscar bravo, Monday, 15 July 2019 11:46 (six days ago) link

lendl was great and still wish he had a wimbledon rather than pat cash

oscar bravo, Monday, 15 July 2019 11:48 (six days ago) link

No-one seriously thinks this about 'anti-Eastern Europe' bias, do they?

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Monday, 15 July 2019 11:52 (six days ago) link

Goran was adored, late in his career at least. Safin hugely popular. Can't claim to be too well up on WTA crowd popularity, but I think Ivanovic, Jankovic and Azarenka were all pretty well liked? Halep and Pliskova are too.

Michael Jones, Monday, 15 July 2019 12:23 (six days ago) link

To name but seven of the legion of popular Eastern European players over the years - especially in the women's game.

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Monday, 15 July 2019 12:27 (six days ago) link

Personally, always rooted for Lendl, Mecir, Korda, Mandlikova, Myskina, Zvereva...

Michael Jones, Monday, 15 July 2019 12:30 (six days ago) link

No-one seriously thinks this about 'anti-Eastern Europe' bias, do they?

― Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Monday, 15 July 2019 bookmarkflaglink

grooveman was saying it upthread. Then I thought of Lendl as a near analogue of someone who was very successful from that part of the world, and I remember reading something about how Lendl wasn't liked very much. But I wasn't around for him (or Navratilova)

xyzzzz__, Monday, 15 July 2019 12:32 (six days ago) link

Lendl was pretty dour, he was never going to be a crowd favourite, no matter where he came from

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Monday, 15 July 2019 12:35 (six days ago) link

Lendl was my first favourite and while I was still young it was pretty clear he wasn't the one most people were rooting for/people though you should root for. I'd not go as far as to throw it down to anti-EEU bias, though I'm not into tennis deep enough to say anything about that.

Good read on the Ringer about Djokovic though.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 15 July 2019 12:39 (six days ago) link

Weirdly, Novak *was* a crowd favourite early in his career. He used to do a bit of a Tony Virgo and impersonate other players, was generally regarded as a "personality". I think he managed to trash a lot of goodwill in one on-court interview at Flushing Meadow after beating Roddick; Roddick had been poking fun in pressers re: ND's habit (back then, pre-GF diet*) of retiring from matches or citing injuries, and ND had a bit of a go back. Cue entirely predictable booing and I'm not sure his public persona ever quite recovered.

(* - he attributed his miraculous improvement in stamina 2010-11 to eliminating gluten from his diet, which is a small part of the general BS that seems to surround him).

Michael Jones, Monday, 15 July 2019 12:42 (six days ago) link

He used to do a bit of a Tony Virgo

WHERE'S THAT SLICE BALL GOING

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 15 July 2019 12:44 (six days ago) link

Actual LOL

Michael Jones, Monday, 15 July 2019 12:48 (six days ago) link

when you say Tony Virgo you, of course, mean John Meo.

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Monday, 15 July 2019 12:51 (six days ago) link

Gaaah! I knew it wasn't right when I posted it.

Michael Jones, Monday, 15 July 2019 12:52 (six days ago) link

:D

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 15 July 2019 12:55 (six days ago) link

This, from the Ringer, rings (npi) true most of all:

"This is, in essence, the whole tragedy of Djokovic. He arrived either a little too early or a little too late in the Federer-Nadal screenplay—too late to seem like an equal partner in the story, too early for the story to have ended without him—and as a result has always felt weirdly extraneous, even as he’s won 16 majors and been the best player in the world for most of the last 10 years."

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 15 July 2019 12:58 (six days ago) link

Novak is more hated than Nadal?

Yes. There were as many "Vamos Rafa"s as there were "Come on Roger"s during their semi, but the final was a completely one-sided affair. Like Michael pointed out, Djokovic was much more loved by the public when he was just starting to win Slams - all those funny press conferences, the Sharapova impressions, the Djoker nickname. I guess that kind of thing just stopped being cute once he started really threatening the Roger-Rafa duopoly (The Ringer otm). Djokovic is not my fave for various reasons, but purely tennis-wise I'd prob still root for him over Rafa.

and re Federer: This is just my personal impression but I get the sense that since 2016, post-knee surgery and back problems, Fed has been treating his career basically like an extended farewell tour - happy to play on as long as he remains healthy, not putting pressure on himself, not sweating the small stuff. This has translated to breezing past the losses and not really doing anything to fix the late-stage mental lapses: like, even if he doesn't win, it's all good as long as he's still making semis and finals.

Yesterday was the first time in a very long time that I felt that he really, really wanted to win but couldn't, simply because he hadn't bothered to really look at himself and see how he's been reacting in these tight situations. And it's weird given how good he's been at analysing his own game in the past and fixing what needed to be fixed (adding the dropshot which he used to hate, coming in to the net more often, beefing up his backhand). Yesterday's loss was probably a good wake up call for him - it's no use having all the tools in his repertoire if he can't bring it during the most important moments in a match.

Roz, Monday, 15 July 2019 13:03 (six days ago) link

This, from the Ringer, rings (npi) true most of all:

"This is, in essence, the whole tragedy of Djokovic. He arrived either a little too early or a little too late in the Federer-Nadal screenplay—too late to seem like an equal partner in the story, too early for the story to have ended without him—and as a result has always felt weirdly extraneous, even as he’s won 16 majors and been the best player in the world for most of the last 10 years."
― Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, July 15, 2019 8:58 AM (fifty-six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

I don't follow tennis super duper closely but this feels correct. Honestly I think a lot of the anti-Djokovic sentiment is a function of everyone's love for Fed. Novak is a real threat now to surpass Fed's record for majors and I think the average fan doesn't want to see that happen. Kind of like a low-grade version of Bonds passing Aaron on the HR list (actually maybe a better example is Jimmie Johnson trying to overtake Earnhardt and Petty for NASCAR titles. there are probably other better examples I'm forgetting too).

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 15 July 2019 14:04 (six days ago) link

Any examples that someone outside the US might understand?

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Monday, 15 July 2019 14:10 (six days ago) link

well shit, I guess NASCAR isn't the global phenomenon I thought it was.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 15 July 2019 14:43 (six days ago) link

Federer singles record, since his return from injury at start of 2017 (incl Hopman and Laver Cups): 152-21 (87.9% W/L, 14 titles (18 if you include the SUI/Europe team titles)). Of those 21 defeats, 7 have been from match point up (Donskoy, Haas, Del Potro, Kokkinakis, Anderson, Thiem, Djokovic). You can probably throw another couple of squeakers in there (Djokovic, Paris Masters sf 2018, when he never lost serve; Thiem, Indian Wells f 2019, when he was coasting up a set + break). Maybe not counting the Slam exits vs Millman/Tsitsipas as they didn't go five (though Fed had a bunch of chances). OTOH, I think Fed has got out of jail maybe 12 times in this period (down mp vs Monfils, Kyrgios twice, tight matches vs Coric, Wawrinka, Berdych, that AO final vs Nadal, etc).

My suspicion is that, in the small subset of total matches which really go down to the wire, Novak is rather better than Fed's approx 12-9 recent record. Maybe not.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 09:28 (five days ago) link


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