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rzagza
rzagza
Tennis / Grass Season / View Post

Is always humorous to watch because so many players are so uncomfortable playing on the stuff, particularly the young guys who barely ever play on it.  Guys like Shapo, Tsitsipas, Coric. They just look so strange and awkward on grass. Meanwhile old pros like Gilles Muller and Mischa Zverev absolutely love this crap because of all the 2 shot rallies.

begginerboy
begginerboy

Sloane is playing great but I truly believe it's Halep's time. She breaks through. Great player and well deserved to be a major champion. Unlike some major women's champions, weird to say.

rzagza
rzagza
Tennis / Nadal vs Thiem / View Post

Guessing Nadal will be about -650. Thiem is easily the 2nd best clay courter in the world but you get the feeling, despite beating, Nadal twice on clay in the last year that he cant win on that court unless its very damp and humid. Thiem needs a soggy match with a steady drizzle.

packersbackers
packersbackers
This match is over. As I said yesterday DSS is screwed today playing this match in normal conditions. These guys in the semis and finals need rain and humidity to swallow up that topspin effect. I’m dry conditions you can’t deal with this guy on clay. He will topspin you into oblivion. 
packersbackers
packersbackers
No rain tmrw. And less humidity. Balls won’t be as heavy. Nadal will be back to hitting those hard topspin forehands. DSS needed this match to be finished today with no delays. The conditions they played the first set and a half in were very much to his favor. The balls were so heavy from the humidity and rain in the air that they were turning orange. For a guy like Nadal most of the force behind his ball comes from immense topspin. You can’t spin a ball as effectively that is saturated with water. 
packersbackers
packersbackers

Even if they resume tonight they wont finish. This is Nadal. His matches take forever bc hes permitted 35 seconds between serves.

packersbackers
packersbackers
What sucks is they wont conclude this until 5Am tmrw when im in bed.
packersbackers
packersbackers
2020 roof is coming to Chatrier.
packersbackers
packersbackers
The first delay saved Nadal. Maybe this one saves Diego. Just have them come back tmrw and make it a best of 3.
packersbackers
packersbackers

Nadal is not pussyfooting the ball back to the middle of the court now. He's playing consistently harder and deeper, which is inducing more errors from Schwartz.

packersbackers
packersbackers

Nadal is playing balls deeper this first game back. Thats a good sign for him. 

packersbackers
packersbackers

Bad news for Nadal. Looks like theyre going to continue today in these horrid conditions. Could be curtains.

packersbackers
packersbackers
These heavy behind conditions are the great equalizer. It basically eliminates his topspin.  Nadal needs this match delayed into tmrw, if they continue today in these heavy humid conditions he will lose. Unless DSS's form takes a drastic dip.
rzagza
rzagza
Tennis / Nadal's Form / View Post

Nadal needs a rain delay. DSS looks too comfortable out there. He's the better player right now.

rzagza
rzagza
Tennis / Nadal's Form / View Post

Read the first setence above.

https://www.covers.com/forum/ViewThread/103244771/nadal/1#post-126936325

He's beatable this year. Watch the mathes. 

rzagza
rzagza
Tennis / Nadal's Form / View Post

I made note to this early in the event and I'm saying it again now. He's more vulnerable here than he was last year when everything was a steamroll. His serve speed is down a bit and he's actually donating some free points. He's not crushing that forehand up the line either. Last year he was cracking his serve and giving you nothing. DSS is literally deep into every Rafa service game. 

NYG991
NYG991
Tennis / Hair brainer / View Post

Betting on someone to take a set off Nadal at a tournament where he's won 37 straight sets seems like a really great idea....in a parlay no less.

packersbackers
packersbackers

Nadal vs Thiem in the final.

packersbackers
packersbackers

Quote Originally Posted by Maximus1978:

I thought he deserved to lose after a open shot right court and hit it into the crowd instead....choker..!

Novak was yelling that the crowd distracted him there on set pt, thinking he hit a winner the point before he flubbed the volley but thats a poor excuse. He's got to keep his head.

packersbackers
packersbackers

Novak came to net serving on match point. That is nerves because thats not how he plays. Cech lobbed the ball right over his head for the match.

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