They are showing it now, bummer that Gauff was up 5-3, 40-30 and couldn't finish her service game. Ah well, onward and upward, good tournament for her anyway.The first set was very tense and even, although it wasn't particularly well played. And then Gauff just lost her composure, like a teenager is perfectly entitled to do. Nice rally from her toward the end, but we now have three very weird semifinalists on the women's side. (And the favorite to win the tournament will surely be the winner of the fourth quarterfinal now on court - probably Swiatek, but maybe Sakkari.)
He was up 5-4 and serving in the third set tiebreak and made two awful errors, which ended up costing him the set one point later. Agreed that this extra time is making an impossible job next round even more impossible.Berrettini just took the 3rd from Djoker after losing the first two 3&2. Match is now 2.5 hours old...I find it very hard to believe Djoker loses this, but by staying out there longer he is really going to make it (even more) difficult for himself against Rafa next round.
Appreciate you filling in the gaps. I have no watch options unless it goes five...He was up 5-4 and serving in the third set tiebreak and made two awful errors, which ended up costing him the set one point later. Agreed that this extra time is making an impossible job next round even more impossible.
He did it two points before also after losing a long potential match point, not sure I've ever seen someone scream themselves to a win quite like that before.Djokovic's reaction after winning match point has to be seen - and heard - to be believed. (It also makes me think somehow that he has no chance vs. Nadal, although those could be famous last words.)
I was there for this. It was an incredibly surreal experience. I think like much of the crowd, I wanted Rafa to win...but at the same time as it looked like soderling might pull it off you couldn’t help but want to witness history as well.Robin Soderling in 09. Lost to Fed in the Finals.
It was ridiculous at the time given it was Nadal’s first loss there. And then it wasn’t too ridiculous for a few years when Soderling backed it up with the string plan you mentioned. But I think it’s gone back to being so, so ridiculous given what Nadal has done at Roland Garros since. He’s got two losses there - one to the eventual (ugh) GOAT. And the other to Robin Soderling.The Soderling thing wasn't so so ridiculous, he was only seeded 23rd but he was quickly ranked 4th after that (not just because of that) and was seeded #4 and #5 in a bunch of majors over the next year or two. Then he got hurt and got mono and never recovered, but he was like Stan Wawrinka-level good for a year or two.
I'm watching the third set in my hotel room now, and Sakkari has gotten very edgy. Didn't convert her match point with Krejcikova serving at 3-5 30-40, and then she got broken back - 5-5 now in the third. Looks to me like she's having one of her "off" days...understandably so, and she probably still has enough game to win, but can she hold/recover her nerve?Anyone have eyes on Krejcikova vs. Sakkari? Looks compelling based on scoreboard watching...
I suspect it's a lot easier to relax the restrictions on the final night when any restrictions can possibly be required at all. There's literally zero chance of running into the curfew tomorrow or Sunday, so there's no precedent being set here to worry the authorities.Doesn't it immediately invalidate the need for the curfew if they can change their mind due to the fact that there's a good tennis match taking place?