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jon abbey

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Rybakina match is crazy, she was down 4-2 in the 3rd, both players serving well the whole match, and since then it's been a series of breaks. Five breaks in the last six games,back to 6-6. final set tiebreaker starting now.
 

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18-18. switching sides again. I think the last six points at least have been won by the returner too, it's not like each player keeps winning their service points.
 

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Longest ever tiebreak in the history of the women's Australian Open (a bit unfair as it's a 10 point one instead of a 7 point one, but still).
 

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Blinkova with yet another chance on her serve, hit a huge one and end this, please.
 

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Longest tiebreak ever in a Grand Slam, men’s or women’s.

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The previous record was 38 points, which happened on two occasions:

2007 Australian Open, 1st set tiebreak, Tsonga d. Roddick 20-18 (Roddick lost the tiebreak but won the match)

2023 Wimbledon, final set tiebreak, Tsurenko d. Bogdan 20-18
 

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Pegula also went out tonight in the same quarter, so that is very open now (on Swiatek’s side, Coco and Sabalenka in the other half).
 

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Longest tiebreak ever in a Grand Slam, men’s or women’s.

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The previous record was 38 points, which happened on two occasions:

2007 Australian Open, 1st set tiebreak, Tsonga d. Roddick 20-18 (Roddick lost the tiebreak but won the match)

2023 Wimbledon, final set tiebreak, Tsurenko d. Bogdan 20-18
I’ve won and lost many sets that had fewer points than that breaker. Caught the last 10 minutes, pretty compelling stuff.
Med off to a slow start vs Ruusuvuori down an early break in first set…
 

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Djokovic calls out heckler, tells him to "say it to my face", etc. Just more evidence of him being a jackass.

The worst part is Nick Kyrgios doing color commentary, saying that the fan should not have "poked the bear". That's like having Draymond Green remarking on player propriety during altercations. I even like Kyrgios, he's juuuuust on the right side of the "entertaining-vs-douchebag" line for me, but if there's one thing he shouldn't be getting on his high horse about, it's fan abuse and on-court conduct.
 

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Man I hate watching Medvedev, funny guy but I’m always happy when he is eliminated. Go Finnish guy!
 

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Not gonna get my wish today, Medvedev already up 3-0 in the 5th.
 

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Andreeva and Parry with a wild match of alternating dominance:

Parry 6-1
Andreeva 6-1
Parry 5-1
Andreeva 6-1 including a lopsided 10-5 deciding tiebreaker

If Andreeva goes on to win it all (she won’t), good chance she would have to beat the 6, 9, 2, 4 and 1 seeds.
 

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Djokovic with a workmanlike straight set win over #30 Etcheverry, through to the 16.

Shelton and Mannarino in an epic war, closing in on five hours now and deep into the 5th set. Mannarino was up 5-2 but Shelton cut it to 5-4, Mannarino with a second chance to serve it out now and face Djokovic next round.
 

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Mannarino holds on and knocks out Shelton, have to think Djokovic is happy about that outcome. Shelton is a 21 year old superfreak athlete who has some bad blood with Novak after he mocked him at the US Open, Mannarino is very good but he is 35 and just played three straight five setters. Djokovic is 4-0 career H2H against Mannarino but no meetings since 2018.
 

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Top half of the men’s draw (round of 16):

[1] Djokovic vs. [20] Mannarino

[12] Fritz vs. [7] Tsitsipas

[4] Sinner vs. [15] Khachanov

[10] De Minaur vs [5] Rublev
 

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Shelton will lose a fair amount of points since he made the quarters last year. The good news is he basically did nothing between Oz and the U.S. open so he should be able to accumulate a good chunk going forward
 

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Coco with a nice draw into the semis potentially, this is the bottom half of the women's draw:

Kostyuk vs. [Q] Timofeeva
[4] Gauff vs. Frech

[9] Krejcikova vs. Andreeva
[2] Sabalenka vs. Anisimova
 

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Noskova serves it out 6-4. Was down 0-30 at 5-4, but won the last 4 points.

Only 3 Top 10 seeds make the Round of 16. None in the top half, although 2 time champion Azarenka is in the top half.
 

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That was impressive, Noskova is just 19. The top half is wide open now, Sabalenka and Coco still in the bottom half.
 

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Alcaraz youngest man ever to make seven straight Grand Slam second weeks (he didn’t play the Australian last year):

Roland Garros QF
Wimbledon R16
US Open W
Roland Garros SF
Wimbledon W
US Open SF
AusOpen R16*
 

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Awesome schedule today/tomorrow, seven of eight very compelling matches (times are Australian, subtract 16 hours for EST):

12PM: Frech vs. Gauff [4]
1PM: Anisimova vs. Sabalenka [2]
1PM: Kostyuk vs. Timofeeva [Q]
1:30PM: Fritz [12] vs. Tsitsipas [7]
1:30PM: Djokovic [1] vs. Mannarino [20]
3:30PM: Andreeva vs. Krejcikova [9]
4PM: Sinner [4] vs. Khachanov [20]
7PM: De Minaur [10] vs. Rublev [5]

Djokovic with his first day match here since 2021 (he didn't play here in 2022 and played all night matches last year).
 

jon abbey

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And the whole women's draw remaining:

[19] Svitolina vs. Noskova
[18] Azarenka vs. [Q] Yastremska

[26] Paolini vs. Kalinskaya
[12] Zheng vs. Dodin

Kostyuk vs. [Q] Timofeeva
[4] Gauff vs. Frech

[9] Krejcikova vs. Andreeva
[2] Sabalenka vs. Anisimova

10 women left whose last names end in 'a'. :)