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Milly_Hagen

Oh man, I want an Alcaraz v Sinner SF so bad 🤞🙏


cloutier85

Murray v Alcaraz gonna be lit.


iconisanimi

When your FHs make even your coach shake his head in disbelief. Charlie ❤️


cloutier85

What's alcaraz potential QF meetup


Blovering_Skill

Qf? Hubi Paul or Felix


BuyXRPFuckTheSEC2

How good if we get a Masters rematch between Alcaraz v Murray.


studiousmaximus

not just a masters rematch but an indian wells rematch!


Explodingcamel

I actually don’t think Alcaraz’s performance was all that great tonight. He made a ton of unforced errors, he’s just a lot better than Kokk so it did matter. His leg looked healthy, though, which in my opinion is the most important thing anyway.


JSMLS

He had 9 unforced errors, that is not a ton. Also he had 21 winners. The balance is not bad


Explodingcamel

No shot he only had 9 UEs in 18 games. Maybe under a generous definition of unforced. Where did you get these stats?


JSMLS

In flashscore


drvilvp

What a way to stamp your return to hard courts! He's winning sunshine doubles yall! 🔥🔥🔥🔥


Psychological_Bug676

Carlos 🤝 Iga Eating on slow ass hardcourts


Advanced-Branch-5113

I saw eating and ass and got scared


Psychological_Bug676

😭😭


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shegotofftheplane

Both Spaniards getting it done in straights at the same time - Alcaraz and Badosa


amoonbird

The Kokk got absolutely neutered. Carlitos’ subdued celebration speaks volumes. Very respectful of him.


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

NEUTERED😂wish i said that


ives09

Wow. Carlitos looking 🔥 I do hope we get Alcaraz vs Meddy at Indian Wells


Heresiarca

Vamos Charlie!! Excellent match. Much easier than I expected


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

GG


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

Now we need Med v Carlitos please


OddsTipsAndPicks

Well that was authoritative


Strict-Marsupial6141

patient on match point carlitos D: no drama stop


Heresiarca

Alcaraz definitely looks a bit more jacked with this pink shirt. I've read in other forums a few people accusing him of being on PEDs.


WhenInDoubt-jump

There's always been the same nutjob conspiracy theorists.


raviddosov

If you think there's no doping in tennis you're a moron. Not saying carlos is on PEDs


veilsofrealitydotcom

Don't they test?


raviddosov

Yeah but you'd imagine that the top players could get around it.


Heresiarca

PEDs are used in every sport, even at amateur level. But accusing blindly is dumb, and i I find it a very poor attempt to diminish Carlitos talent and hard work.


Heresiarca

Also fans of other players seems to be scared of him because they always a find a excuse to hate on the kid.


Nazgul417

You just can’t handle the Carlitos


Reddiajjk2o2i1o

Alcaraz is playing incredible. Kokkinakis isn't even playing badly, it's just Alcaraz is playing out of this world.


madelinedays

Carlos looks so unbothered lol. Hits a flying winner, just walks away nonchalantly after. Hits an unforced error, just walks it off after. I love it


Nazgul417

Champion mindset right now


Capivara_19

When Alcaraz can’t even be bothered to fist pump it must be getting pretty routine


WhenInDoubt-jump

More errors creeping in in this 2nd set, but should still be fine for Alcaraz.


callmelucky

American-sounding commentator on tennis TV keeps using the expression "from the line". Has taken me a while to work out from context that he means "on serve". I've been watching tennis for decades and have never heard this before today. Is it borrowed from some other sport?


studiousmaximus

you’ve been watching tennis for decades and never heard someone say “and now X steps to the line to serve [it out/some other scenario]”? “from the line” sounds like a close variation of that, just means in the context of someone’s service game


callmelucky

Yep. I'm in Australia and never had access to anything other than Aussie broadcasts of grand slams, Davis cup etc until recently if that helps explain my context. If someone said "steps to the line to serve" sure I would get what they meant from context, but for what it's worth I only ever recall people saying "baseline" when they mean baseline. But this usage was with much less context. I'm quite sure I've never heard someone talk about match stats using that expression. It's always been "on serve", in *my* specific experience watching tennis at least. Apologies to those I might have upset for it having been a different experience to theirs.


Nazgul417

I’ve heard it a lot while listening to commentators, not even just American ones. It just means serving from the baseline


callmelucky

>It just means serving from the baseline As opposed to serving from elsewhere? 😁 But yeah, that tracks with what I figured. Just don't recall ever hearing it before today, thought maybe this chap was borrowing it from car racing or something.


Nazgul417

I agree it doesn’t make a lot of sense 😂😂 it’s the only thing in tennis you do only from the baseline. You can do anything else from anywhere else. I think it’s just in there for color commentary


paradisemoses

He means the baseline


callmelucky

I mean, I'm pretty he means 'on serve'. So technically yes from the baseline (that's where you serve from), but it's also more specific than that. Or am I wrong?


paradisemoses

You are wrong


callmelucky

Alrighty, noted. Thank you.


groggyhouse

Can you give a context on how they used it? Like what's the exact sentence they said?


callmelucky

Something like 'Alcaraz has won 12 out of 12 points from the line' - after not losing a point in his first 3 service games 🤷‍♂️


OddsTipsAndPicks

Trying to be as rational about Alcaraz’s potential/what he can do this year given his age and the inevitability of regression in all things. *Watch him play* 🫠🫠🫠


Nazgul417

CYGS 2024 here we come 💪💪


Heresiarca

Thanasi is playing slightly better but not sure if it will be enough


paradisemoses

It won’t be 😞


WhenInDoubt-jump

Lol how do they measure a forehand's quality?


Capivara_19

I give some of these a 9.9


DrKersh

badosa serving 40-0 for 5-3 to self-break with 3 dfs.


groggyhouse

I want Alcaraz to win but I also want Kokk to at least break back.


nightwinghugs

alcaraz sliding like he's still playing on clay


Capivara_19

Geez what Kokk needs to do to win a point.


Blovering_Skill

Not a good day for Aussies today it seems, all of them gonna lose


Reddiajjk2o2i1o

Go Kokkinakis!


OddsTipsAndPicks

Net cord: be nice Alcaraz: no


secretgardeners

Alcaraz: 112mph winner


groggyhouse

Trabajamos y suelto - from Carlos' team I understand the words but what does it mean in terms of playing tennis/tennis strategy?


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

Keep working and stay loose. So yeah basically what that other guy said, dont get complacent/tighten up and keep playing big


Heresiarca

I read it like "keep it up doing what you are doing and don't be scared of taking risky shots"


groggyhouse

Thanks!


Advanced-Branch-5113

Play hard (as in keep running and getting balls back) and free/loose (as in play aggressive and without nerves) I would guess.


groggyhouse

Ahh thanks..yeah that makes sense.


Earnmuse_is_amanrag

The tour is lucky that both AO and USO don't play like the early 2010s, or Alcaraz would just start cleaning up. Given how popular Alcaraz is though, couldn't rule out that change happening in the near future...


calla175

I gotta see Alcaraz vs Meddy in each of their current forms my god


cloutier85

How did alcaraz reach to the other side... Nuts.


Heresiarca

which forehand is better than Alcaraz one for a slow hard court right now?


Famous-Objective430

Absolutely None. On all types of courts, it’s not even debatable.


raviddosov

Fuck


Jaden_Ward

Carlos gonna have a huge year. Kid is so damn good.


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

Goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

Please stop downvoting me i am not sober and I love Carlos im sorry guys


WhenInDoubt-jump

I love what I've seen from Prizmic, but that's a bit early no?


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

You must be fun at parties


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

Im such a fanboy idc though he’s the main character of all main characters


Nazgul417

ROCKET ROD


gayforthiem

W they’re playing mr bright side


absurditas

Oooh that dropshot! Nice!


WhenInDoubt-jump

There we go.


Advanced-Branch-5113

That's match


Famous-Objective430

the real 1,2 and 3 are Djokovic, Alcaraz and Medvedev in no particular order, depending on how well they have been playing. Hope all of them stay healthy and in form as much as possible to treat our eyes with blessings.


gayforthiem

Can’t wait to watch medvedev play alcaraz


Advanced-Branch-5113

I feel you still have to put healthy Rafa in there, although who knows when we'll see that again


Famous-Objective430

On clay yes, but considering the whole year just no. He has been subpar after winning FO and lost to anybody out there possible.


WhenInDoubt-jump

A lot depends on surface too tbh.


studiousmaximus

carlos looks so fucking good omg. sunshine double and world number 1 on the way 😊 (shameless unrealistic stan disclaimer)


Crusteh_

Kokk looking a little limp


Heresiarca

that kick serve is ridiculous


Capivara_19

How the hell hard is he hitting some of these forehands?


ThisGuy182

100mph


SearScare

Okay debate time: Which is easier to get results from in the limited off-season time? Coaching someone to serve better? Or return better?


DontWannaUseherName

Serve. Completely under your own control


SearScare

Realising this isn't a debate haha.


Capivara_19

Well I’d say it depends on the player. Ben Shelton has an amazing serve but a very weak return game so in his case it would probably make sense to focus on returning.


amoonbird

Thanasi’s box coaching him to put more pressure on him… What pressure??


groggyhouse

Glad to see Kokk getting support from the crowd too.


Tricky-Author-8226

Kokkinakis returning like prime Isner and serving like prime Errani


DrKersh

I mean, he's the 94 of the world playing the 2 he can't do more, it's time people let it go the ethernal promise of kokkinakis being a top prospect to win slams, he's not and will never be.


Blovering_Skill

I don't think people really expect that much from a guy who plagued with injuries for years tbh


DrKersh

he has not been injured for 3 years playing around 50 matches per year, still 94 ranked


Blovering_Skill

What? He doesn't even play more than 20 tournaments in a year now and he is only 26


drvilvp

Carlos' serve is going to keep improving and really become a hallmark of his game as he matures, kind of like Djoko...he'd be terrorizing the tour with it and i can't wait to witness it


Iiiifoundsweetroad

Finally a rally!


Metazz

Watching this makes me want to rewatch that Alcaraz/Sinner match from USO 2022 again, what a match. Imo the best of 2022 interms of pure excitement and back and forth. Close 2nd for favourite of 2022 being Nadal/Meddy.


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

Best match ever im making my future children watch it everyday before school


Psychological_Bug676

Yesterday the Tsitsipas vs Kyrgios Wimbledon 22 match highlights was recommended to me and that match is like the evil cousin of the Alcaraz vs Sinner match


calla175

That was the match that really got me back into tennis so it definitely has a special place in my heart


Earnmuse_is_amanrag

The full match is on YouTube isn't it


Metazz

Yup - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNYhoYjRs3Y


Capivara_19

There’s also an extended highlights that’s about 45 minutes long if you’re short on time, I’ve watched that a couple times.


Iiiifoundsweetroad

I loved that match, so much firepower, creativity, and pendulum swings. Hope we get another gem like that this year


paradisemoses

Alcaraz is slamming down on the Kokk hard, making him go soft. The Kokk needs to try thrusting back being careful not to explode and lose all his energy. Second set will be anything but tight at this rate


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

From your comment about wanting Thanasi to win to whatever the FUCK this is Paradise Moses you are on thin ice with me buddy


paradisemoses

Are you stalking me


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

I am in your house


paradisemoses

Then you can probably see my small Kokk sculptures everywhere, I love Kokk


BufferError

That was an easy first set.


PassiveAgressivePig

Carlos what the hell


Heresiarca

We are witnessing this match what would be Carlitos with Pete or Roger serve


[deleted]

its not about him serving well, it is about how kokk basically goes flaccid whenever he has to return


Earnmuse_is_amanrag

Not really tbh. Serve still has a long long way to go.


Heresiarca

I mean He is serving better than usual. not that He has a serve like Sampras or Roger.


SearScare

I know on-court coaching was a whole debate for the community but I love listening to what the coaches have to say to their players.


[deleted]

servebot kokk can't do any damage on return games


rubbish_bin030121

Kokkinakis is bad, when your opponent is bad at move, return and even serve, you could easily bring up your better game as you don't need to worry about the cost of making UEs and bad descisions


[deleted]

He has a strong serve and that's pretty much it, everything else about his game is average


rubbish_bin030121

but he did bad at the first two, it helps building the confidence of your opponent


Tricky-Author-8226

The mic in Kokkinakis' coaching box is very audible lol


Conscious_Ad_1229

It was like this for Taylor as well


DontWannaUseherName

They set it up well


cloutier85

As much as alcaraz is controlling the game, slow courts dont fit him at all


ThisGuy182

Slow hard courts have been his best surface….


notlol20

Slow hard is exactly where he succeded the most for now.


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

Literally what the fuck are you talking about


cloutier85

Fast courts would even make alcaraz more deadly I'm saying.


Nazgul417

I don’t think that’s possible. Alcaraz is already the single deadliest player on tour, it’s hard to imagine anything making him more deadly


cloutier85

Don't understand all the downvotes, I feel like at us open he was even more quick n fast but hes still killing it here. Peak alcaraz would be at a fast court.


Nazgul417

Idk I’ve seen him do some of his best work, arguably his absolute best work, on a clay court. Took out Djokovic and Nadal at Madrid then wiped the floor with Zverev in the final. That, to me, is almost more impressive than winning US Open with the most time spent on court. US Open was his biggest achievement for sure, but he wasn’t at his 100% best there. I think he was at his best at Madrid.


Tricky-Witness-1406

How?


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

Ok but slow courts also suit him because he’s that guy? He’s from SPAIN


Earnmuse_is_amanrag

Alcaraz's movement to his forehand still doesn't look 100% to me, but I'm sure he'll have it back in time for clay season.


liveforeachmoon

Kokki has no answer. This is rough


Heresiarca

Alcaraz didn't lose a single point while serving until now... wtf


Jaden_Ward

100% win on first serve and 100% win on second serve…. Did I read that right?? Holy fuck💀🤣


Nazgul417

Just lost his first service point if I’m not mistaken


Jaden_Ward

ah damn I jinxed it 😅


DrKersh

badosa shitshow starting just in time


Nazgul417

Oof ok maybe land a few first serves, that would be helpful


Tricky-Witness-1406

Official tennisTv streaming the match live on YouTube!


SearScare

Why can't I find the stream on their YT page??


comic-sams1

I don’t think it’s available in the US, if that’s where you are


Tricky-Witness-1406

vpn to India?


SearScare

Currently in Canada dunno if that makes a difference...


absurditas

Me neither...


Tricky-Author-8226

Alcaraz : \*breaths\* r/tennis : The way he sucked in air was Nadalesque, and there was so much Federer in the way he exhaled. Perfection in everything he does à la Djokovic.


Psychological_Bug676

I mean he’s such a star tho. I get why he gets such high praise 🤭


Iiiifoundsweetroad

Thanasi can def play better than this, feel like nerves are getting to him


SearScare

Hope he finds his first serve in the next set.


Iiiifoundsweetroad

Then again, there's nothing he could've done about that dropshot, that was gorgeous


calla175

I feel like I’m watching Iga again


Nazgul417

Can Alcaraz miss? This is Djokovic-level suffocation and Federer-level finesse


Iiiifoundsweetroad

We got a miss!


shenandoahvales

Keys retires... what a shame.


paradisemoses

Oh well it’s just women’s tennis


OreoPJ

Was she hurt?


Kid_Aeroplane

I make a nice chunk of money if this match is 20 games or less so hope Carlos cleans this up lol


Nazgul417

If it takes Carlitos more than 20 games to win this match I’ll eat my mattress


cloutier85

Why are the balla moving so slow? Slow courr?


Iiiifoundsweetroad

IW has slow courts, it's like a clay hard court


Heresiarca

Carlitos shot making is ridiculous


Iiiifoundsweetroad

Was that the real Rod Laver or a wax figurine


SearScare

Somehow Rod Laver returned!


ives09

Rod


BuyXRPFuckTheSEC2

This guy is an absolute freak. Really thought he would come back slow and peak again around Monte Carlo but ever since his return to Argentina after 3 months off, against really good players he hasn’t missed a beat. Gonna be extremely tough to stop come clay season.


Nazgul417

Gonna be extremely tough to stop anytime. 40 win season coming up??


Throwaway92394292

Is IW where we finally see Alcaraz - Medvedev?


wanderingsailor36

We saw them at Wimbledon a couple of years ago


Throwaway92394292

Meant both at high levels


Kid_Aeroplane

I’d donate a kidney to guarantee Carlos stays healthy over his career


gayforthiem

Imagine med vs alcaraz 😵‍💫


Alex_Sander077

Sheesh Carlitos flying right now


Earnmuse_is_amanrag

Something about Alcaraz on a slow court at night.


Nazgul417

*Chef’s kiss*


Iiiifoundsweetroad

Alcaraz def bulked up in the last month, his upper body is looking bigger, which is crazy considering he already looked jacked