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2021 US Open

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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    True, Zverev motoring through so far

    Haven't watched him but when his serve is on he's a tough prospect

    Having beaten Djokovic in the Olympics recently he won't be over-awed by the prospect in the least

    Zverev has "toughened up" mentally over the last year in general to fulfil his potential towards the player that he can be

    He's the biggest threat to Djokovic's chances of winning the thing assuming both come through without injury to the semi

    Well Medvedev also as has a good enough record against Djokovic on hard courts and it's known that he's better on the New York surface than in Australia although the change in surface in NY that took place last year in New York suits Djokovic as it increased in speed over the old Decoturf

    Djokovic's serve has been very good so far - firing a lot of aces for him



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Tsitsipas vs Alcaraz at 18:30 today in the 3rd round could be an interesting match

    The other Greek dick (OG is Kygios) vs The future of Spanish Tennis (albeit only just 18 but he will be a top player for sure - top 5 minimum I think)

    Obviously Tsitsipas should win at this point but if you haven't seen Alcaraz he's worth watching (great acceleration through his forehand, good backhand, goes to the net a good bit usually, decent serve, no mental flake - steely even)


    Zverev vs Sinner in the 4th round looks likely also (Zverev has to beat Sock and Sinner over Monfils) - another good prospect



  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,215 Mod ✭✭✭✭yerwanthere123


    Some tiebreaker between Halep and Rybakina here.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Alcaraz breaks Tsitsipas on serve in game 1 to let him know that he's in for a match.

    And breaks him again. 3-0

    And by the way Tsitsipas has gotten 11 serves of 13 first serves in, in the two service games

    Complete weapon of a forehand

    Alcaraz is going to be a beast.

    Confirmed.

    Tsitsipas will be going for 2 **** at the end of the first set.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,229 ✭✭✭dublin49


    first time to see Alcaraz,great seeing a new kid on d block



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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Tsitsipas fooking around wasting time beyond that allowed at the back of the court on Alacaraz's serve after change of ends

    bit of a wobble from Alcaraz, losing a break back after his rocketship start

    hopefully he can take the set still though...

    5-3 with Tsiti to serve

    Breaks him yet again !! first set 6-3

    And Alcaraz is on serve to start the second

    Tsits hasn't gone off court shocker....

    beacause he has called in the trainer ..... change of tactics

    no treatment given either. just took tape off.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    And he has broken Tsits again from 30-0 to take 4 points in a row

    Some arrival on the stage.

    he's firing the serve straight at Tsits on occasion. right at the racquet.

    beautiful to see!

    break back - 3-2



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,510 ✭✭✭✭josip


    Dan Evans from 2 sets down has managed to take it to a 5th.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    One set all

    Can Alcaraz rally back - faltered there in the second set

    Forehand accuracy went off

    but Tsitsipas got a bit lucky also in the last service game on the early break points but did well to close it out

    Interesting now

    Tsits hasn't gone off court



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Alcaraz showing bottle to try to come back into in the 3rd

    one break back to 3-5

    some touch for those drop shot

    Savage - 2 breaks in a row

    to 5-5

    Come on Alcaraz

    Tsitsipas annoying with his aggressive and too frequent shouting after a point.



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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Quality has dropped off bigtime here but great tension

    Tsits puts it into the net for 6-5 lead

    Crowd loving this match



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Ah class!

    comes back from 5-2 to takes the tie-breaker and third set

    Tsits called for coaching violation, double faults point after

    Tsits gone off for a change now - crowd onto him

    Alcaraz backhand now hitting the winners along with forehand drop shots



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,510 ✭✭✭✭josip


    Evans is through!

    First time to make the 4th round.



  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,215 Mod ✭✭✭✭yerwanthere123


    Take that Tsitsipas ya wanker 😎 Don't even care if Alcaraz ends up losing this, love watching Tsitsipas being made to squirm, and with the crowd against him.



  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭klr87


    Well, well, well ... from a double-break down, Alcaraz takes the third set in a breaker.

    Meanwhile, Kerber and Stephens are in a final set.



  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭klr87


    He's got a haircut to match. As Grandpa Simpson said "now there's a haircut you could set your watch to!"



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Tsitsipas was back very quickly

    Must have only wiped once



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,922 ✭✭✭Royale with Cheese


    The crowd are getting a bit obnoxious with Tsitsipas imo. Would love to seem him go Medvedev on them but don't think think he has it in him really.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Alcaraz's ability to serve is compromised

    not going to be able to compete here

    That first set was a thing of beauty though

    Might watch it again

    Will be seeing him around in the coming years



  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭klr87


    Angie toughs it out 6-3 in the the third. She saved 3 break points at 2-3, and broke on her fourth break point the next game. Sloane just didn't have anything left. Angie's reward is likely a match with Osaka.

    Alcaraz still looks to have some fight in him, even with that back trouble.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,510 ✭✭✭✭josip


    Is Zverev the only 1 of the top 4 that the Flushing Meadows supporters don't have it in for?



  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,215 Mod ✭✭✭✭yerwanthere123


    Well they're probably not exactly thrilled with him either given the domestic violence allegations.



  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭klr87


    The increase in court speed this year is really noticeable, Players are able to hit winners more easily than in previous years, or at least that's how it seems to me. All for the best.



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,645 ✭✭✭✭gmisk


    Medvedev is looking in serious form....I don't give Evans a chance really I'm next round. Bound to be wrecked after that five setter.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    same court and surface last year

    changed in 2020


    Amazing that Alcaraz is staying in it here with a WTA serve



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Told ye this fooker was special

    What a match



  • Registered Users Posts: 39,298 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    What a set of tennis after the forth set. The crowd were amazing in that final set.



  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭klr87


    Well, that was some performance.

    I guess the crowd were partly for the underdog, but also partly against Tsitsipas. Maybe he'll learn from that. Like most players, he'd probably prefer to have the crowd on his side rather than against him.



  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,215 Mod ✭✭✭✭yerwanthere123


    Wow, what a match and what a win. Alcaraz could be a real star.

    I'd be surprised if we don't see some changes in Tsitsipas after this tournament. He's too young to have this chip on his shoulder and have stadiums of fans cheering against him. Entirely self inflicted too.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,229 ✭✭✭dublin49


    what a match,Tsitsipas badly advised as he has all the ingredients to be a crowd favourite.He was beaten early in wimbledon so similiar to Zverez findng majors tougher than normal tourneys.Seem to be less challenges than previously or maybe it was just tonites match.



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