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draws out, last day of qualifying today

murray v tsitsy rd 1, fwiw

novak going for calendar grand slam

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_US_Open_%E2%80%93_Men%27s_Singles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_US_Open_%E2%80%93_Women%27s_Singles

johnny crunch, Friday, 27 August 2021 15:12 (three weeks ago) link

US Open won't require masks or proof of COVID vaccine for spectators https://t.co/Pn0xGx2YPO pic.twitter.com/fa2gTmYXAs

— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) August 26, 2021

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 27 August 2021 15:16 (three weeks ago) link

giorgi/halep is p high quality for rd 1; giorgi just saved a few match pts

johnny crunch, Monday, 30 August 2021 16:38 (two weeks ago) link

murray is up 2 sets to 1 on tsitsy rn

johnny crunch, Monday, 30 August 2021 21:49 (two weeks ago) link

unbelievably, he actually could have won this match in straights he had some set point chances during the 2nd set tiebreak

johnny crunch, Monday, 30 August 2021 21:50 (two weeks ago) link

even if he loses, this is a great performance for murrays legacy

johnny crunch, Monday, 30 August 2021 22:39 (two weeks ago) link

stef is playing *good* now

murray has chirped this whole set abt stef's long bathroom break btwn sets

johnny crunch, Monday, 30 August 2021 23:23 (two weeks ago) link

i havent done the math but there have seemingly been A LOT of first round five-setters already

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 22:31 (two weeks ago) link

I just watched the end of Seppi-Fuscovics - 15-13 5th set t/b. There was something like a 36-stroke rally in the midst of it too.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 22:53 (two weeks ago) link

is holger rune up to give novak a match? hes down a set but up 3-0 in the second

he had to qualify and prior to coming stateside he won back to back clay challengers

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 23:57 (two weeks ago) link

wow, rune

Punster McPunisher, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 00:36 (two weeks ago) link

one set all. this kid is just 18 years old

Punster McPunisher, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 00:44 (two weeks ago) link

hes playing well

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 00:44 (two weeks ago) link

too bad to cramp like that tho honestly rune wouldve maybe got 2-3 more games the last two sets if at full health

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 01:40 (two weeks ago) link

for sure. i've always been generally lukewarm on djokovic but i definitely admire how he handled this game

Punster McPunisher, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 01:42 (two weeks ago) link

the ny crowd in general is not going to be rooting for him to complete the grand slam imo & i don't blame them @ all

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 01:56 (two weeks ago) link

feel like i remember a thing 15 years ago where novak playfully imitated several players' serving routines and was spot-on -- and it didn't seem mean (at the time, at least)

but now . . . i mean he's impressive as hell, but also fuck that guy irreparably

mookieproof, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 02:52 (two weeks ago) link

13 u.s. men into the 2nd round, most since '94 they said. and not one of them named isner. woohoo!

andrew m., Wednesday, 1 September 2021 19:52 (two weeks ago) link

our long national nightmare is over

a gentle push against my Wonder Bread face (DJP), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 21:13 (two weeks ago) link

tiafoe after his win today was asked his thoughts abt his next match vs rublev and said “im coming for him” ~ that should be a fun matchup

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 22:14 (two weeks ago) link

https://photo-assets.usopen.org/images/pics/large/f_20210901_USO_Day3_AO2_6452.jpg

Botic Van de Zandschulp eyes the ball in his second-round win.

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 23:58 (two weeks ago) link

roof closed on louis armstrong diego/kevin anderson match and there is still a rain delay due to wind-blown rain

johnny crunch, Thursday, 2 September 2021 00:17 (two weeks ago) link

great 3rd set btwn anisimova/plishkova

johnny crunch, Friday, 3 September 2021 03:32 (two weeks ago) link

plish had 11 aces & 17 winners in the 3rd set and its still going to tiebreak

johnny crunch, Friday, 3 September 2021 03:36 (two weeks ago) link

this match is amazing

johnny crunch, Friday, 3 September 2021 03:44 (two weeks ago) link

not shocked that alcaraz has stef in a 5th set rn, carlos looked ready honestly for this type of effort

johnny crunch, Friday, 3 September 2021 22:36 (two weeks ago) link

now laylah fernandez takes out osaka, cant say i saw that coming lol

crazy/terrific 1st 3 rounds of this tournament

johnny crunch, Saturday, 4 September 2021 02:18 (two weeks ago) link

good set

mookieproof, Saturday, 4 September 2021 04:56 (two weeks ago) link

Extraordinary first Friday. One of Gojowczyk/FAA/Tiafoe/Alcaraz will be a semifinalist. Evans will likely go no further but that was a clutch t/b.

Michael Jones, Saturday, 4 September 2021 09:01 (two weeks ago) link

so many 5 setters, most recently brooksby from 2-1 down takes out karatsev & into the 4th round to meet novak

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 September 2021 00:28 (one week ago) link

I played 2 very long sets today and the idea of playing 5 sets at this level is just insane

k3vin k., Sunday, 5 September 2021 00:40 (one week ago) link

barty upset by shelby rogers

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 September 2021 01:26 (one week ago) link

that was super fun

call all destroyer, Sunday, 5 September 2021 01:31 (one week ago) link

sack jock amirite

mookieproof, Sunday, 5 September 2021 03:38 (one week ago) link

left the house with barty up 5-2 in the third, didn't even occur to me that rogers might have come back

mookieproof, Sunday, 5 September 2021 03:39 (one week ago) link

On Saturday afternoon, Sloane Stephens detailed the horrific racist abuse, sexist abuse and threats she received on social media, likely from bettors, after her tight loss to the former world No 1 Angelique Kerber on Friday. Stephens said she received over two thousand messages of abuse and she posted screenshots of the threats she received.

“This type of hate is so exhausting and never ending,” she said. “This isn’t talked about enough, but it really freaking sucks. I’m happy to have people in my corner who support me. I’m choosing positive vibes over negative ones. I choose to show you guys happiness on here, but it’s not always smiles and roses.”

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 5 September 2021 08:18 (one week ago) link

leylah fernandez played a great match

symsymsym, Sunday, 5 September 2021 22:34 (one week ago) link

tiafoe/faa is going to have so many fun rallies/highlights

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 September 2021 23:52 (one week ago) link

tiafoe is an inspiration to “world class perspirers” everywhere

k3vin k., Monday, 6 September 2021 00:23 (one week ago) link

this is not a great match

k3vin k., Monday, 6 September 2021 00:57 (one week ago) link

agree didnt live up to what i hoped itd be

johnny crunch, Monday, 6 September 2021 03:38 (one week ago) link

only saw this highlight today

Lloyd Glasspool here with the shot of the tournament perhaps. #USOpen pic.twitter.com/xi2cdITnV6

— Lee S (@underarm_ace) September 2, 2021

johnny crunch, Monday, 6 September 2021 22:32 (one week ago) link

i did not know you could do that

mookieproof, Monday, 6 September 2021 23:20 (one week ago) link

brooksby 6-1, ok

johnny crunch, Monday, 6 September 2021 23:47 (one week ago) link

i like sakkari

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 05:24 (one week ago) link

Glasspool: I guess that's the only legitimate way to win that point? ITF Rule 25b: as long as you don't touch the net or step on your opponent's court, you can play a ball that's bounced on your side and is now about to bounce a second time on your opponent's side, including reaching over the net or, in this case, running around the net post. You obv can't intercept a ball that has yet to bounce or clear the plane of the net.

Sakkari-Andreescu was about 2:15am, same as Tiafoe-Rublev? There have some really extraordinary battles in this event, it would be a shame if the men's singles just went the same way as always. Bottom-half champ, please. People over here getting justifiably excited about Raducanu, but Bencic will be the first top-30 player she's ever played, even though this is her 12th Slam match of the summer (main draw + q). She got a bit lucky with Jenn Brady's withdrawal in R1 (playing a lucky loser instead). She's definitely future elite-level, this summer has just accelerated that. (Just hope she's ok with all the attention).

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 10:54 (one week ago) link

Raducanu about to serve for the 1st set against Bencic

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 16:48 (one week ago) link

Got it. No problem

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 16:50 (one week ago) link

the kids are all right

a gentle push against my Wonder Bread face (DJP), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:57 (one week ago) link

raducanu cool as a cucumber out there.

andrew m., Wednesday, 8 September 2021 18:42 (one week ago) link

djokovic has THREE winners off the ground in 2 sets

k3vin k., Sunday, 12 September 2021 21:54 (six days ago) link

Med breaks!!

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 21:55 (six days ago) link

Too early however Med will also need to keep his game together as he gets closer.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 21:57 (six days ago) link

Lol at the dropshots in this game

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 21:58 (six days ago) link

Another hilarious drop shot. Embarrassing from Novak

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 21:59 (six days ago) link

Goes onto hold a massively weird game. 2-0

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:00 (six days ago) link

0-30

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:02 (six days ago) link

One more bp

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:05 (six days ago) link

3-0 lol

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:06 (six days ago) link

what an unraveling

k3vin k., Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:06 (six days ago) link

I can’t find match stats anywhere but djokovic must be serving like 45% on first serves

k3vin k., Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:07 (six days ago) link

Yeah it's something like that

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:08 (six days ago) link

I would just like to interject that this match had been DELIGHTFUL and I hope it continues

a gentle push against my Wonder Bread face (DJP), Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:10 (six days ago) link

How many more times are we gonna see Novak slouch around the court while the ball is still in play, thinking he’s got the point, and Medvedev returns it while Djokovic’s back is basically turned?

"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:11 (six days ago) link

The stupid drop shot from Med finally doesn't work

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:14 (six days ago) link

Net cords, ace, df..

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:15 (six days ago) link

Med to serve it out

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:19 (six days ago) link

1 Cp

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:22 (six days ago) link

Df aargh

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:23 (six days ago) link

:(

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:24 (six days ago) link

Lol fuck you

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:24 (six days ago) link

Holy shit!

"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:24 (six days ago) link

…..

k3vin k., Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:25 (six days ago) link

This is too much

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:27 (six days ago) link

Oh noooooo

a gentle push against my Wonder Bread face (DJP), Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:28 (six days ago) link

First smile of the match from Dj

"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:28 (six days ago) link

lol

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:28 (six days ago) link

You can just feel Novak screaming and crying into that towel

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:29 (six days ago) link

the pressure to win

Punster McPunisher, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:29 (six days ago) link

Med winning two epic points 30 0

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:31 (six days ago) link

Two cps

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:33 (six days ago) link

Another d!

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:33 (six days ago) link

Yes!!

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:33 (six days ago) link

Idiots clapping at the bar

calstars, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:33 (six days ago) link

you hate to see it

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:37 (six days ago) link

meds in straights is a truly wild result but he deserved it

nice bookend from novak beating him in straights @ the AO

johnny crunch, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:40 (six days ago) link

The sound was awful on the feed, was watching much with this off for much of the 3rd set so couldn't hear the crowd disruption.

Great achievement from Medvedev.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:40 (six days ago) link

Felt a little like late-period Sampras, getting thrashed by Safin and Hewitt in NYC. (Though Sampras did get one more shot). The tears too.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:41 (six days ago) link

This was glorious

a gentle push against my Wonder Bread face (DJP), Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:43 (six days ago) link

ya, they booed med and that may have caused him to double twice.

i forget which rally but it may have been one or two before the CP where i thought i saw djoko teary-eyed

anyways, medvedev's win is well-deserved (that doesn't take away from djoko's greatness)

Punster McPunisher, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:46 (six days ago) link

Need a gif xp

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:46 (six days ago) link

He was sobbing into his towel at the 5-4 changeover.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:49 (six days ago) link

yep. i know he's won so many times, but it's still heartbreaking

Punster McPunisher, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:51 (six days ago) link

Really really would not have predicted straight sets, wow. But easy to underestimate the physical and mental toll of this whole year on Djokovic. First time I've really seen him run out of gas.

What a prick

Djokovic almost thinks about it but stops just in time 😬 #USOpen pic.twitter.com/KnrTgbJJLt

— Tennis GIFs 🎾🎥 (@tennis_gifs) September 12, 2021

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:51 (six days ago) link

Really really would not have predicted straight sets, wow. But easy to underestimate the physical and mental toll of this whole year on Djokovic. First time I've really seen him run out of gas.

― a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 12 September 2021 bookmarkflaglink

Del Potro softened Novak up for Murray at Wimbledon iirc.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:53 (six days ago) link

Into my veins

Djokovic is in tears at the changeover. 😥 #usopen pic.twitter.com/UcwP6PQHrS

— Tennis GIFs 🎾🎥 (@tennis_gifs) September 12, 2021

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:54 (six days ago) link

only player to take a set off daniil: Botic van de Zandschulp

johnny crunch, Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:55 (six days ago) link

I love Medvedev’s “in my book, you’re the greatest player of all time” humble rag due to the unspoken “and I JUST BEAT YOU IN STRAIGHT SETS” that goes along with it

a gentle push against my Wonder Bread face (DJP), Sunday, 12 September 2021 22:56 (six days ago) link

Only thing that could make me happier is if Novak gets covid before the Aus Open and isn't allowed in the country.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 12 September 2021 23:23 (six days ago) link


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