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Hawkeye showed it out, but the commentators noted subsequently that the distance Hawkeye called it out was within the margin of error.
 

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So Alcaraz is the next great player, correct? He’s just 21 and now has won three slams, each on a different surface.
 

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So Alcaraz is the next great player, correct? He’s just 21 and now has won three slams, each on a different surface.
Sinner is on his level, both are better than anyone since the big 3.

Great comeback win from Carlito! 11-1 alltime now in 5 setters.

And fuck Zverev, unrepentant asshole.
 

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French Open, TNT Sports agree to 10-year, $650 million deal: Sources - The Athletic (nytimes.com)

Yeah, Warner isn't paying $650M for NBC Sports' non-exclusive rights. They are getting the whole thing
Yup, this deal is now final.
View: https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1800562407363752034

June 11 (Reuters) - Warner Bros Discovery's (WBD.O), opens new tab TNT Sports has signed a 10-year deal to broadcast the French Open in the U.S. starting next year, the media giant said on Tuesday, as it looks to strengthen its coverage of live sports.
The deal with the French Tennis Federation for an average of about $65 million per year, according to CNBC, will add Roland Garros to TNT Sports' broadcast of live matches across its networks, including TBS and truTV and on its streaming service, Max.
 

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Never been able to take Olympics tennis seriously, sports shouldn’t be in the Olympics if it’s not the most prestigious event in that sport.
 

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3/4 Chicago, 1/4 Boston
It's a good thing American media focuses on the NFL, because the UK seems to have too much time on their hands (or maybe it's just the Telegraph?)

Emma Raducanu and Fran Jones visit Oxford colleges as pair weigh up further education (telegraph.co.uk)

As for Raducanu, she earned an A* in maths and an A in economics from Newstead Wood School, and has previously been connected with the University of Cambridge by her grandmother Niculina Raducanu.
Asked whether her new-found bonhomie stemmed from a recent dip in expectation levels, and a reduction in high-profile advertising campaigns, Raducanu queried the premise of the question. As she pointed out, she is still being promoted by several of her commercial partners.

“I’d say I still have billboards,” Raducanu said. “I saw myself on the tube, Evian and then HSBC in the [Wimbledon] village [this week]. It’s still there but I’d say I’m just owning it more. Like, I did that. I did the US Open. It shouldn’t be a bad or negative thing.”
No wonder Osaka doesn't want to talk to the tennis media...
 

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Djokovic is back from surgery very quickly for Wimbledon, he took a practice set from Medvedev a few days ago.
 

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Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard is a 20 year old Frenchman, who lost in the qualifiers (he lost three tiebreaks) but got into the draw as a lucky loser. He is 6'8" and still growing and is the hardest server in the world, with a second serve that averages 130 (!!!). He just took out #20 Korda in 5 sets, 51 aces!!!
 

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Andy Murray withdraws from Wimbledon singles, as was considered likely but not certain. Didn't feel like he was up for playing the #39-ranked Machac. Lucky Loser David Goffin replaces him.

Murray says he will play Wimbledon Doubles, with his brother Jamie, and will then play the Paris Olympics as his final tournament.
 

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Sinner/Berrettini on right now is fun. No breaks in the first set, Sinner won a tiebreak. Finally Berrettini broke mid-second but Sinner broke right back, so they're on serve right now at 5-5.
 

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Yep, Sinner won another tiebreak in the second, then relaxed and Berrettini smoked him 6-2 in the 3rd, now they are at 5-5 again in the 4th.
 

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Sinner takes another tiebreak and wins the match. Berrettini won 24 games and Sinner just 23, but that doesn’t matter obv.
 

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Hurkacz retires due to what looks like a pretty nasty leg injury, though he was already down to Arthur Fils at that time. Give Hurkacz a ton of credit for trying to come back, but he simply couldn’t move out there after the injury. And also kudos to Fils for multiple displays of great sportsmanship.
 

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Tiafoe giving Alcaraz all he can handle right now, tied at a set apiece and Tiafoe just broke to go up 4-3 in the 3rd.
 

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Yeah he needed a break in the 4th to steal this one, but since the tiebreak it has been all Alcaraz.
 

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Absolutely ridiculous that #1 Sinner and #3 Alcaraz are on the same side of the draw, I say it almost every Slam but I hate that so much.
 

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I'm not sure how the draw is determined. Is it random or did some human decision makers come up with it?
They put #1 and #2 on opposite sides, then 3-4 are random, 5-8 are random, 9-16 are random, 17-32 are random.
 

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Coco isn't playing very well but good job to break back at 4-4 there.