- Jan 8, 2010
It's over. What a machine he is.
Okay, that's a little less insane than I thought, since the sample's so small. Still pretty ridiculous.4/4 on 2nd serve in 2nd set for Roger.
Agree with this. Playing 3 at his age is the right move especially with the Aussie in January, Wimbledon in July and US Open in late August early September. Makes sense to skip the entire clay season and prep for grass and hard courts.I feel like he's going to play the non-French slams as long as he can if he's healthy and can compete. He seems to love it out there as much as ever
He certainly might. Had he made that decision 5 years ago, he might have a couple more major titles now. On the other hand he might push Nadal, Murray, and Djoker to follow him into more reduced schedulesI feel like he's going to play the non-French slams as long as he can if he's healthy and can compete. He seems to love it out there as much as ever
I know the other Swiss had a terrible Wimbledon, but he's the defending champ and could present an obstacle as well if he's rested and ready. I think Big Four should expand to Five to include him.Wonder if he will head to flushing as the odds on favorite with both Novak and Murray ailing. His only true challenge may be Rafa.
Interesting thought, let's examine that notion...I know the other Swiss had a terrible Wimbledon, but he's the defending champ and could present an obstacle as well if he's rested and ready. I think Big Four should expand to Five to include him.
yeah, i'm sure he was thinking about how he could play the timing best to screw his chief rivals and give a cakewalk to Querrey and Isner (who are the top seeds remaining in his 8th).What a SOB, wait until after the draw and drop out???
Dimitrov is in Nadal's bracket as the #7 seed. Nishikori is out with a wrist injuryAt some point next year, you have to expect one of Zverev/Thiem to move into the Top3 and win a Grand Slam.
And it almost cannot get easier for Zverev, considering this draw.
My guesses (which won´t come to realization):
1R: King (BAR) / 168
2R: Vesely (CZE) / 55
3R: Anderson (RSA) / 32
4R: Sock (USA) / 16 or Tomic (AUS) / 146
QF: Isner (USA) / 15
SF: Tsonga (FRA) / 12 or Cilic (CRO) / 7
Final: Nadal (ESP) / 1 or Federer (SUI) / 3 or Thiem (AUT) / 8
It´s entirely possible that he won´t play a single Top10 player until the final. I can´t even find Dimitrov or Nishikori in the draw, so they are probably out with an injury, too. Not much competition on the lower side of the bracket.
You're being awfully, awfully unkind to Murray here. He wanted to give himself as much time as possible to see if he would feel well enough to play today (or tomorrow). I think he would have been well within his rights to withdraw from the tournament 30 minutes before the start time of his match; as it is, he did the right thing by pulling out before the tournament started (allowing someone else to take his place), and he did right by himself. When there are only so many majors a player gets in his career, and you're facing a field as weak as this one has become, I don't think the integrity of the bracket seeding should be your main concern.He's been hurt for 3 months, and practiced for a couple days and then after the draw decided he couldn't win so dropped out
"I certainly wouldn't have been hurting myself more by trying to play. It was more a question of whether it would settle down in time," Murray said. "Obviously I kind of ran out of time."
"Was actually practicing OK the last few days," he added, "but it's too sore for me to win the tournament. And ultimately, that's what I was here to try and do."
I just don't buy that he was healthy enough to commit to the tournament on Thursday morning, and then suddenly Saturday morning he suddenly isn't
That was incredible. A bit funny how badly the announcers wanted Sharapova to win. She is worth lots of viewers.Sharapova with an early break in the third and holds on to win 6-3, but Halep pushed her the whole way, she had a shot to put it back on serve 5-4 but it just hit the top of the net. There might not be another match that high quality in the rest of the women's tournament, wow.
Straight sets, no tiebreakers, 2:04am. You were right.Zverev getting all he can handle so far, up 7-6, 5-5 but has been a few points away from losing both sets. If King can steal a set, good chance this will break the record for latest ever night session, currently 2:26 AM.
I had thought about dashing over tonight. but between the 1K ticket prices, and the fact that I think it would take me 90 minutes each way to get back and forth from work here in Newark, so I decided against it.Anyone going to the open? My wife and I have tickets for Sunday night's session.
1k was the better seats, but really it was still in the 500 range for anything where you might see the ball. Even the crappy seats were well over 100 when I was looking yesterday$1K ticket prices for R1? I think upper-deck Ashe tickets are like $80-90, which comes with grounds passes. I think week 1 grounds passes or lower-value Ashe are some of the best deals in sports, if you can play hooky for a day. Just the night session, maybe less so, but in the early rounds there's still plenty of other non-feature-court action you can catch up close.