The Murray Del Potro match transpired as we’d hoped. No one wants to play DPo. But you have to, Andy. Don’t disappoint us, Murray.
Wawrinka has a good draw to the SF. Fognini all the way down to Cilic in that quarter don’t belong on the court with Stanimal when he’s hitting his FH like that, keeping everyone nervous with the BH, big serve. Stan not making the SF would be a bigger loss than Murray not making the SF.
Nadal is outrageous. Happy Birthday, clay GOAT. His match today was vintage Rafa. The magic he has on clay that went on display in Monte Carlo is looking oppressive. His game is flying. Tough to think someone will have the focus and the tennis to beat him in Bo5.
Novak got a little scare today against “the tough but diminutive Diego Schwartzman, who loves the clay.” Not a good sign, but I said that in my last post because I’ve watched the little guy win on clay. Novak getting into so much trouble on his serve has to worry the club. Becker developed Novak’s serve and all-court awareness. Agassi will focus on the Serb’s baseline bludgeonry.
Saw some interesting discussion on Novak’s BH and general movement. Way down.
Can he find the magic? That’s what he’ll need to exchange with the GOAT.
However. I’m holding serve on Thiem. I beliem in Thiem.
Keep-up the good work, boys. You’re making the blog proud and the readers entertained.
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We beliem in Thiem all the waiem!
The CLAY-goat turns 31 today, if he keeps up his current form, ouch….
Djokovic looked in trouble against the Little yet agile Argentinian, in a clay bo5 match anything can happen I was damn near ready to post a “Run to the hills” Iron Maiden music video on the blog in anticipation of the Serb’s demise and to honour your “Agassi better run for the hills if Djokovic falls this early” comment. Novak can’t afford many more of these, we know he doesn’t like long matches on the sand. Thiem is in his way, and he is fresh, powerful and has a reason to carry a grudge from Rome, the Tennis god’s move in mysterious ways.
That’s a good song 😉
Murray looks to be surging…
Wawrinka is starting to put the wood to Fabio.
Don’t like seeing del Po getting smashed 6-0 in the third set, Murray may feel superior to a player who’s backhand is night non-existent, but should the Scot face Stanimal he will have to play out of this world to survive.
DelPo put up a good fight. He’s struggling with other injury, too, so this was a must win for Murray. He has a winnable draw from here until the SF.
Speaking of, Stan should be waiting there as Stan’s FH has taken Paris hostage.
But the Swiss beast may have a big QF with your favorite player: rampant Cilic.
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