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Any stream where I can watch it in NA?
i think it's awesome that nadal got to see his real madrid SF match at the madrid masters and now will be able to see the F in paris during the french open...AND he gets saturday evening off so he is guaranteed to go unless something happens during practice.
this is a random fluke likely never happening ever again for him (and didn't happen before too).
Hurkacz vs Goffin would be an interesting match considering how close was Goffin's win in Rome 2 weeks ago...
How do you guys see the Med - Kec match going?
Med in 5
King of clay Daniil Medvedev will come out victorious
Kec in 4
Can I just say the second half of the draw is pretty terrible compared to the first?
holger rune is going to be alcaraz' main rival for the next 10 years
while i agree with you on the bottom draw overall sucks i am extremely excited to watch rune's first ever french open main draw and he has played wonderfully already. he and alcaraz are separated by only 6 days with regards to their birth date, similar to andy murray and novak djokovic's 7 day difference of being born. it is like we get to enjoy the holger rune half on the days that the talented half isn't playing haha.
i think rune has a great shot to make the SF or F, actually
Does Sinner not come into that equation for you?
Sinner has been getting slapped hard by the other high ranked players lately. Needs to get his served fixed cause it is incredibly poor for a guy his height.
Djokovic vs Diego is gonna be mega fun to watch. Djokovic is most definitely gonna win, but their matches together are usually spectacular to watch.
Diego's BH is probably the only one who can go toe to toe with Djokovic's. I feel serve will make a difference here
Diego is always such a work horse, chasing everything down!
As someone who bet on Nadal, it'd be amazing if Diego won... But I know Nadal will have to go through Nole
all i'm asking from diego is to take one set and push the overall match time to at least 3 hours. nole's first 3 rounds have been jokes while nadal's 3R at least was against a very talented top 30 player so nadal upping his level throughout his whole 3R match shows that he is even better than in the first two rounds against inferior opponents than the 3R dutch player.
Do players like Felix and Leylah, the French players, etc who speak French do part of their press conferences in French, and if so where are those available?
Somebody on the sub posted a link to Asap sports which has press conferences posted.
Thanks...although they translate the French into English in the transcripts. I went to RDS.ca to satisfy my Felix/Leylah French jones.
When would a potential matchup between Rafa and Nole be? Tuesday?
Top half QFs are on Tuesday, bottom half QFs are on Wed, then Fri are the semis for both halves, and Sunday is the final.
Rafa/Novak should play on Tuesday if they both win on Sunday
Haven't really heard too much about Kovinic. Is there any chance that she could give Iga some problems?
No, I don't think so. Danka is a good enough clay player (has made numerous clay tour and challenger finals) so she knows her way around the stuff but I view Iga as a much more refined player. So we'll see.
Kontaveit and Sakkari started off the year greatly and then they got destroyed by Iga, and they haven't been the same since then
I could easily see one or more of Hurkacz/Rublev/Medvedev going out tomorrow.
it's the holger rune half in the bottom part of the draw! i think he is going to have an epic run on his first ever french open appearance.
Just realized that the lopsided draw could have been fixed simply by having Nadal and Rublev swap places. Oh well.
Having the top 2 favs in the same quarter is simply a travesty, and then insult to injury by putting the third fave in that same half.
if rublev and not nadal would be novak's QF opponent what a farce of yet another cupcake draw for novak. i love rublev but not in best of 5.
for nadal it is more like 'you (novak) are trapped in here with me, not me trapped in here with you'
So basically whoever wins that quarter wins the tournament
I honestly think that Grigor was hungover from the night before. I've never seen him play that bad. He was missing everything the entire match.
Grigor is extremely inconsistent and also may have been injured (wrist) today.
People said the wrist has gone wonky since last match (and the MTO) and that explains how bad he was, which I'm inclined to agree. He wouldn't admit things like that though
Indonesian here. Fell asleep at the beginning of the third set at like 3:30 a.m. or something, woke up more than 45 minutes after the match was over. Expected Sebi to put up more of a fight but oh well Vamos Carlos!
Roland Garros usually allows for safer naps, but Alcaraz must have been scared to hang around too long after the ARV match
Looks like Djokovic's image is superimposed in the studio lol
Who do you all think has had the best doubles tourney so far? Havent had much time to watch doubles so i m wondering who has impressed
I think it's still too early to tell IMO. For both men and women, too many seeds have been toppled already, so it could either be really good form or just a lucky performance. Kiki and Caro should be doing well, especially at home. but they could always have a bad day and they haven't played together in a while. I'm personally rooting for Taylor Townsend because I think it's fantastic she's back at a Slam.
For the men, I did watch Ram and Salisbury and they look super pumped in their matches, which is always fun. Pavic flopped hard in mixed doubles, so I feel like he's going to need dig deep to do better in regular doubles. We have a long way to go, still.
Ostapenko and Kichenok have beaten two seeded teams so far.
Actually...no? They're seed no. 14 and they've beaten a WC pair and a PR pair. Unless I'm misunderstanding your statement.
I'm very interested in seeing Alcaraz in Wimbledon. His agressive playstyle should serve him well on grass. He could be very exciting to watch.
alcaraz will be a great grass/hard player. on clay we can see him being exposed in non-madrid clay (high elevation...as nadal always points out and complains about) as he struggled hard with the very mediocre ramos-vinolas.
i think holger rune will be like the new 2000s nadal and alcaraz will be the new 2000s federer. it is up to them to deal with what happens after the first phase of their rivalry. i have no idea what would happen after their first 5 years of this type of pattern.
He has good volleys, could actually make really good use of the serve and volley if he wanted imo
I fear his kick serve will not be as devastating as on clay though
He showed today that he doesn't necessarily need it. There was a big lack of kick serves to Korda's backhand for good reason... it's pretty damn solid
On grass, footwork and ability to deal with low balls is king.
In theory I feel Alcaraz meets those criterions. Need to see Alcaraz play more on grass to see how it fits his game though.
Murica Today: 3 men played and lost, 3 women played and won. Feminism intensifies.
I love watching the American women but I'm desperately waiting for the rise of an American male champion.
Were people seriously expecting drama in an Alcaraz match? It wasn't as exciting as his other matches but cmon, he isn't Tsitsipas or Zverev in terms of drama.
I know Tsitsipas is good but he bugs me! Something about him seems arrogant and entitled. So I was routing hard for Kolar (who gave him a run for his money!)
Ramos Vinolas, Kecmanovic, Ruud, Tsitsipas (2) and De Minaur were all drama matches from Alcaraz
People thought Korda was some kinda bad match up for him or something based on their MC encounter.
And Korda is a bit robotic when it comes to emotions.
After today, the top half the men's draw is:
Djokovic v Schwartzman
Felix v Nadal
Zverev v Zapata-M
Khachanov v Carlitos
For the women the bottom half of the draw is:
Trevisan v Sasnovich
Fernandez v Anisimova
Mertens v Gauff
Teichmann v Stephens
I assume they'll play on Sunday?
Which one of the 16?
Wouldn’t mind a Zverev rematch. Their final was terrible.
Khachanov will trouble Alcaraz if they play on Lenglen. That court has crazy bounce, and Khachanov hits with tons of topspin.
I love that Carlitos always goes in for the hug at the net
How often do players retire on match point?
Was Carlitos about to fumble and admit to Ferrero instructing him (before the first serve and volley)?
Someone needs to post this interview to the main page
Based on JCF’s face, yes
I don’t think Nole is worried about Carlos. Rafa’s too busy about worrying his foot (and Novak) before anything either.
Huge win for Alcaraz. Maybe that epic five setter is what sets him up for a deep run here, like how Djokovic made his first slam final after a five hour five setter vs Stepanek.
Tsitsipas deserves a raise for working overtime on all these night sessions, tonight’s match gave the fans nothing for how much it was hyped
all the comments of Nole and Rafa not wanting to play him, but rest assured - Nole and Rafa will be more afraid of playing each other than of playing Carlos
I totally agree. As a Rafa fan I feel like if Rafa can overcome Nole, he's gonna be able to get through Carlos.
Exactly. They’re both far too experienced to be afraid of Carlos in bo5. Not that they dismiss him, but there’s no fear.
I'm curious now - Have there been other high profile tennis coaches that are also grand slam winners? I feel like Ferrero's coaching is a big part of why Carlos is so mature and has a high tennis IQ on the court
Are you kidding? There are loads
Becker, Edberg, Ivanisevic, Hingis, Connors, Lendl have been/are coaches of professional players, to name a few
Who did Hingis coach?
Hingis was coached by her Mom. I think she was the one who coached Bencic and not Martina.
No. Martina has coached Lisicki, Bencic and Pavlyuchenkova
I would say Pavs has underachieved. Let's hope Bencic does better. Lisicki I never followed but there was that one crazy Wimbledon run I remember
ah true, didnt realize there were that many... I guess i was thinking more of slam winners with a modern game, in which case the advice would translate a lot more directly to the court. That being said theres not many slam winners with a modern game (the big three saw to that) so I think players like Ferrero, Hewitt, Roddick etc would make for great coaches
Boris Becker with Novak years ago. McEnroe with Raonic back in 2016. Lendl with Murray
Top 10 player Norrie is always getting praised for his consistency yet has never reached past 3R in a slam…
He's the Mexican football team of the tennis world confirmed.
Time for someone to replace Norrie (I'm looking at you Sinner)
It is consistent though)
I think Rune vs Gaston tomorrow night will be rather less sedate... >:o
Forget everything else, not many players in the history of tennis could beat Korda 6-4 6-4 6-2 on a clay court, let alone a guy who has just turned 19 and played 4 1/2 hours 2 days ago.
True not taking anything away from Alcaraz. Korda was also playing like trash though
It looked like he barely cared
Omg did he just admit to getting coached in the interview?!?
He said something along the lines of JCF always tell me to play aggressive on big points
Yeah but he started to say something to the effect of “because Juan Carlos told me to”
Or he just gave the answer he intended to give
He said JCF tells him to be agressive on decisive moments. Probably during training.
Last 10 minutes was Alcaraz just showing us that he can hit every kind of shot, and he hits all of them well
Lmao Carlos telling his strategy for everyone to know. JCF wasn't happy haha
Everyone who fought Khabib knew what he wanted to do, they just couldn’t stop him from doing it.
Waittt, Norries best result at slams is a 3R, thats crazy tbh
Why is Mats Wilander looking like Gordon Ramsay??
Alcaraz Backhand to win the match was a carbon copy of a Nole trademark
Definitely expected more from Korda today
Alcaraz haters here in shambles
Do we know if he and nasal have spent any significant time together, as countrymen?
They left after the second set lol
I hope they never comeback
Genuinely expected at least one tiebreak that Korda could get it to. But this was quite a dismantling, unfortunately for him.
Idgaf, Alcaraz looked better today than any other player [so far]. Not to say he’s the favorite, but he’s absolutely in form
Nadal looked the most impressive in the second set.
Didn’t catch much of djokovic but scoreline tells he played really good
Nole looked incredible today too. I still have to give him the edge if he ends up playing Alcaraz in the semi, based off bo5 experience alone
No doubt, his serve is a good indication for how well he’ll play and it’s been on fire. I just mean that Alcaraz’s matches have shown him to be playing at a higher level, not that he’ll necessarily win
Nonsense. Both Djokovic and Nadal have been dispatching their opponents just as impressively.
The score doesn’t tell how much higher quality Alcaraz has been playing.
Since his first main-draw appearance at RG (2017)Karen has always made the 4th round or better (QF in 2019) apart from last year- but he lost to Nishikori in 5 in the second round so it’s not even a bad loss. He’s only lost to Murray, Zverev, Thiem and Novak here. Not a bad list of players to lose to!
Another R4 in the books for Karen, congrats 🥳🥳
Khachanov played his first RG in 2017. I remember that because he was wearing that awful Nike kit with the cum stains on it.
Was going to say, there is a strong argument that this is his best tournament.
Always does well in Paris!
Imagine Alcaraz actually wins this. That second round match point is gonna be some legendary butterfly effect shit. Love it
second round but yeah
Holy cow!! What did we just witness?!
Carlos -Sonic the Hedgehog- Alcaraz
should we be genuinely concerned about playing Alcaraz at RG….
can he be the third guy to ever beat Rafa at RG
Nadal fans have Djokovic in the QF to worry about before Alcaraz.
Carlos's hoodie game is fire
Immediately checked the Nike website, looks fire
Khachanov saying he’s destroyed after playing Norrie lol
Well that was disappointing...
Alcaraz vs Zverev please. I would love to see what excuses Sascha have now that scheduling likely won’t be an issue.
As much as Zverev is a dick, that was a pretty valid excuse
Not the most exciting game. I expected a lot more from Korda, to be honest. But he just wasn't on form, and Carlitos was rarely pushed in any of his service games.
Yeah Korda just didn’t have any answers. Felt like he was just trying to hold on the whole time, never really in control
It was like he had no game plan. Pretty disappointing as I think he's capable of a lot better.
I feel like Korda needs more protein in his diet
Does he even lift
This guy Alcaraz plays like a combination of Alcaraz, Alcaraz and Alcaraz.
This was a totally a different story to Montecarlo.
monte carlo he was more focused on the wind than the game
Never thought I’d say this but Khachanov will put up a better fight against Alcaraz than Korda
Novak or Rafa won’t wanna play Alcaraz in the night session
Surely both semi finals are in the day?
The second one can start pretty late if the first one goes long.
Rafa doesn't like to Play at night agree. But Nole is a diffrent kind of beast in a night session too
That match point was taking the piss, holy shit. What a way to win it!!
This kid is gonna win Wimbledon before nadal did
Tbf Rafa would have won Wimbledon at 20 if he didn't go up against peak Fed
Alcaraz has nadal and djokovic to deal with. I know nadal is old and doesn’t move as good but djokovic is pretty much the same he was 5 years ago. So the task of facing prime federer cancel out the tals of facing both nadal and djokovic to win Wimbledon title.
So if Alcaraz wins Wimbledon beating both than it would be bigger achievement than what nadal did in 2008. But my guess is he could do before
moving on grass is a lot tougher though so first lets see how he performs there this year
He won a 5 setter at Wimbledon last year but unfortunately because of scheduling he had to play Medvedev less than 24 hours after a 4 1/2 match. I have no doubt he will be good on grass.
What a gammeee
I really thiught that Korda was gonna win a set, didnt expect him to win a match but damn, crazy good from Alcaraz.
Cam dipped so he doesn’t have to play Alcaraz again
I know Cam is sick of playing him every week
Alcaraz what a lad. Statement game
What a federeresque slice
Ooooooh, Federer slice!
Nadal plays that two
Cameron Norrie still looking for his maiden R16 at a slam
0-5 at this stage
That slice was FILTHY. Oof.
That was easily the worst match of Cam’s career and the fact that Karen let him back in that many times is super concerning for Khachanov especially since someone said this was the best match he’s had in a year lol
Echh, it's over, I'm going to sleep at a decent hour for once. Congratulation Charlie you did great, good game today. Seb you're mental game really is lacking, thank you for the match, but I'm dissapointet, was hoping for more.
See you tomorow guys😉
A Backhand slice winner?
Now a let one lmao this game has been a ride
I can’t believe I paid 150 for this 1 match
Backhand slice down the line winner are you serious
Stepanek and Korda coaches, you need to teach Korda more here, his technique is so unrefined.
Korda is getting outplayed
One of these days Cam might just make it to the second week
How long was the Norrie Khachanov match? Felt like it went on forever lol
Just retire sebi
What an anticlimatic finish after that last game with three saved match points...
Now he's just amassing highlight reels
This is the stacked half of the mens draw and the ~~only~~ most exciting match of the day was . . . . . Isner.
You missed out on Norrie - Khachanov, especially the final couple sets
FAA Vs Krajinovic was also decent
Is Khachanov actually Liam Hemsworth?