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Oh man, crushing. Unbelievable escape from Swiatek! She won the last 5 games, down 5-2, wins 7-5. I feel awful for Osaka, she played very well.

Announcer just said highest quality second round match she's ever seen.
It would be great if this is a harbinger of a sustained return to form for Osaka. She's an entertaining player and person.
 

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Men’s side remarkably upset free so far, I think the highest seed to go out so far is #16 Jarry.
 

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Tiafoe losing to Shapavalov bummed me a lot, especially after taking the first set. Until I learned a kid my brother and I grew up playing with has been coaching the lefty for a year now...then it only bummed me out a little.
 

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First real upset on the men’s side, Rublev goes out easily. That helps Tsitsipas (who would have played him next) and it’s Alcaraz’s quarter.
 

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Was just coming here to post about that, Zverev down a break in the 5th at 1-3.
 

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Griekspoor choking this away now, two double faults serving up 4-3.
 

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Big choke, three straight games for Zverev to tie it at 4-4.
 

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Anyone know why the Tennis Channel has stopped coverage of the French Open when there are still live matches going on and upcoming (including Djokovic)?
 

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No curfew at Roland Garros, just Wimbledon. This is the latest match here by an hour already.
 

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Onto a 5th set. It's promising for Djokovic that he closed the 4th with 3 straight breaks, but even if he pulls this out, can't believe he can go much further in this tournament. Playing opponents 12-15 years younger almost every match takes a serious toll.
 

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Djokovic up 2-0 in the 5th, he has won six of seven games now. They are over 4 hours though, this is draining.
 

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4-0 now for Djokovic, he will win this if he doesn't die of exhaustion first.
 

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Was 2-2 in the 4th, Novak won 10 of the last 11 games.

4:29, second longest match of the tournament so far, ended after 3 AM. Djokovic gets #25 Cerundolo in the next round, yet another player 12 years younger than him.
 

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4 and a half hour match and NBC gives us a 90 second postmatch recap.

Djokovic won 10 of the last 11 games after being down 2 sets to 1 2-2 in the 4th. In 2021 French, Musetti won the first two sets followed by Djokovic winning 16 of the remaining 17 games. Musetti retired at 0-4 in the 5th. Stuck around tonight for the 0-6 5th set.
 

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4 and a half hour match and NBC gives us a 90 second postmatch recap.

Djokovic won 10 of the last 11 games after being down 2 sets to 1 2-2 in the 4th. In 2021 French, Musetti won the first two sets followed by Djokovic winning 16 of the remaining 17 games. Musetti retired at 0-4 in the 5th. Stuck around tonight for the 0-6 5th set.
You can tune into Tennis Channel to watch it in full right now
 

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It's a shame that TC's replay is using the world feed, but this should fill up overnight programming for TC until R4 coverage at 5am ET

edit: oh wow, the seats were mostly filled at first ball. wonder when the stands started emptying
 

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Djokovic ties Federer with alltime Grand Slam match wins with that one:

Djokovic: 369-49
Federer: 369-60

Djokovic won the head to head 11-6, 16 of those 17 in semis or finals.
 

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Round of 16 matches start tomorrow, there have been very few upsets so far. 9 of the top 10 men are still in, and 6 of the top 8 women (all of the top 5).
 

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I have the Hurkacz-Dimitrov match on while folding laundry and I spotted Shirine Boutella, aka Lieutenant Sofia from Lupin, in the first row. That is all.
 

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Moutet is 1/3 of his way to a big upset. But you can’t watch it, unless you have Peacock.

Sorry, I’m a bit salty. My multiple streaming plans evidently don’t include Peacock. No worries though. I can watch day 2 of the men’s gymnastics championships instead.
 

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You know, NBC Sports, you're on Peacock, and there is no restrictions on the timeslot. You could do some post-match coverage. You're just driving us all over to TC...
They didn’t even show a post-match interview with Djokovic yesterday! The GOAT having to play until 3 AM, finding another gear late, inspired by the crowd, Peacock had to go off the air.
 

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Moutet is 1/3 of his way to a big upset. But you can’t watch it, unless you have Peacock.

Sorry, I’m a bit salty. My multiple streaming plans evidently don’t include Peacock. No worries though. I can watch day 2 of the men’s gymnastics championships instead.
I didn’t see it all but what I saw wasn’t so compelling if it helps. Moutet destroyed Sinner in the 1st, Sinner destroyed Moutet after that.
 

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You're completely right and mine was just another "old man yells at clouds" comment that was better served in another thread. Just super frustrated with the state of sports on TV these days.
 

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You're completely right and mine was just another "old man yells at clouds" comment that was better served in another thread. Just super frustrated with the state of sports on TV these days.
Right there with you, I absolutely hate watching sports on streaming and losing my ability to FF effectively, plus it craps out sometimes mid-action.

No upsets again today, so now there are 12 men left, 11 of the top 13 seeds plus #23 Cerundolo, no unseeded men left.

The top women are also mostly breezing through their matches, Swiatek won at love and love today in 40 minutes, single fastest match of her bagel-filled career.
 

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Djokovic on now, started about 36 hours after his late night match. He is doing well so far with an easy first set although Cerundolo is pushing him in the 2nd, 3-3 currently.
 

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Djokovic on now, started about 36 hours after his late night match. He is doing well so far with an easy first set although Cerundolo is pushing him in the 2nd, 3-3 currently.
Im streaming on mute while on a zoom call and when I first tuned in it looked like he was receiving treatment for something. Any idea what was going on?
 

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Im streaming on mute while on a zoom call and when I first tuned in it looked like he was receiving treatment for something. Any idea what was going on?
I think he is not being treated, he is complaining that the court needs to be swept more often and those were player reps and tournament reps listening to and ignoring his complaint.
 

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I think he is not being treated, he is complaining that the court needs to be swept more often and those were player reps and tournament reps listening to and ignoring his complaint.
Interesting thanks. At any rate he's saving break points at the same rate I used to pound short forehands into the top of the net (ie, often).
 

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Cerundolo finally wins a break point (he was 0-12 before that) and takes the second set 7-5.

It don't come easy!
 

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No idea how Djokovic won that set as his movement is somewhat limited with the leg issue. We'll see what happens in the 5th.
 

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No idea how Djokovic won that set as his movement is somewhat limited with the leg issue. We'll see what happens in the 5th.
It's amazing to me that no matter what level or sport we are talking about, injuries/movement seem to magically get a bit better when you are playing better. And then the movement looks far worse after a lost point or two!
Not a comment on Djokovic so much as a comment on athletes across sports across all levels.