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Wynnrose

I’m giving my two weeks this week and I’m so excited to watch some tennis instead of work.


Nabucodonosor89

Next Gen ~~czech~~ WTA in action this week: .#139 Linda Noskova (17, CZE) - ITF 60k Ceska Lipa, Czechia (Clay) .#175 Linda Fruhvirtova (17, CZE) - WTA 125 Gaiba, Italy (Grass) .#269 Sara Bejlek (16, CZE) - ITF 60k Ceska Lipa, Czechia (Clay) .#347 Nikola Bartunkova (16, CZE) - ITF 60k Ceska Lipa, Czechia (Clay) .#857 Lucie Havlickova (17, CZE) - ITF 60k Ceska Lipa, Czechia (Clay) Havlickova won the junior french open 1 week ago. Bartunkova and Bejlek lost in the semifinals. I don't know why her ranking is so low tho. Maybe her focus was in the juniors unlike the other girls that played many pro tournaments already.


Nastypav12

Here's my match for tomorrow: R16 Birmingham: Krunic/Kichenok v Ostapenko/Kichenok. Siblings Nadiia and Lyudmyla square off in doubles!


jeffwingersballs

My key matchup of tomorrow is Opelka vs. De Minaur. mobile serve-bot vs. scrappy grinder.


no1saveus

Just noticed that FAA and Med plays doubles together in Halle. What lose to TVR does to players


0-40

It has been announced more than two weeks ago... so before the losses.


RonyG516

ATP Challenger, Blois starts tomorrow. [Here's all you need to know (including free live streaming, yep)](https://sportslumo.com/tennis/2022-atp-challenger-blois-where-to-watch-schedule-players-live-streaming-details/)


erraticripple

My bracket ended up with Čilić winning Queens and doubles besties/TvR victims FAA & Med battling it out in the final of Halle. So what now.


RonyG516

The Rothesay Birmingham Classic is here with the likes of Ostapenko and Halep in the mix. [All you need to know](https://sportslumo.com/tennis/2022-birmingham-classic-where-to-watch-schedule-players-live-streaming-details/)


Aniruddh31

The Van Rijthoven vs Medvedev result is actually nuts. He is world number 200 something, he just beat the world number 1, and also FAA and before this week he hadn't even won a single ATP tour match like WTF like how is this possible??


arvaname

I have follow hom xin d challenged tour. He is s lehemd Serve always good, but considering his constantly consistency falter, i not shock hs did nt do much yet


edgyversion

It's the first ATP match I ever saw live and what a weird one it was. Just after the match someone in my stand bombarded me with conspiracy theories of how this match was won.


1000MGTHC

He beat Meddy and FAA on grass too which makes it even crazier.


suspectmotives

We can all do it!


Aniruddh31

My fat ass seems to disagree 😂


Nastypav12

Beatriz Haddad-Maia adds the doubles title at Nottingham (with Shuai Zhang); it's a two Capirinha day!


Kahn-wald

With Kudermetova and Mertens dropping points from Wimbledon, Zhang has a very good chance of being number 1


ExcuseYou-What

It's definitely been an exciting 12 months for her. She'd be the first Chinese world No. 1 since Peng Shuai. Pretty monumental achievement for Chinese tennis.


Nabucodonosor89

Zheng Qinwen d. Wang Xiyu 6/4 4/6 6/3 in the final of WTA 125 Valencia. Qinwen will be China's #1 tomorrow (#46) and Xiyu will be #100. A new career high ranking for both. After giving hell to Iga in RG Qinwen did what she had to do in a smaller tournament, she won the whole thing. It seems that she is becoming consistent, which is always a good sign coming from a teenage talent. Only Raducanu, Gauff and Fernandez are better ranked than Qinwen at 19 but she is closing the gap. Now Qinwen will move to grass to play WTA 500 Berlin starting tomorrow. I don't expect anything due to the sheer lack of time and preparation (Valencia was on clay) but I wonder how she will play on grass in a few weeks and in the future.


pipedreamer007

I've seen Qinwen's past 3 matches and as much as I'm rooting for her....she needs improvement in every aspect of her game to break into the top 30. **Serve** \- 1st serve % is awful and is the lowest percentage of any woman ranked above her. She double-faults too often. **Ball-striking** \- Qinwen hits hard but needs better control. She produces too many unforced errors. All to often, you'll see her hit the ball short, out of bounds or into the net. **Volleying** \- Its good that Qinwen ***TRIES*** to go to the net but she's currently no threat. Opponents all to often just hit a hard shot at her which she deflects out of bounds. She doesn't yet look comfortable at the net. If Qinwen can get past Alycia Parks on Tuesday, an interesting potential matchup with Ons Jabeur awaits.


Nabucodonosor89

It's nice to see that people are interested in her game now but she didn't play well this week (and still won the tournament). Sometimes it's hard for players to leave a huge tournament like RG to play a much smaller tournament 1 week later. It's hard to focus and she definitely didn't bring her A-game there. This sudden transition to grass will be tough as well but keep watching her this season, you won't regret.


Tricky-Author-8226

Qinwen Zheng is now 9-0 in pro-finals. Iga-like 👀


Idefydefiance

Novak been awfully quiet (on the socials) since loss to Rafa.


SeparatePromotion236

I’m imagining he’s dousing himself with chakra water (not sure if that’s a thing but let’s go with it), chanting, letting his rage out into a crystal that he will crush/ingest/pass through his system, watching all the recordings that have been dubbed over with cheering of all his favourite tournament wins, making his entire family and team follow his routine/affirmations/strict diet so that no one poisons him (e.g. imagine if he gave a good night kiss to his child and accidentally inhaled a bit of sugar from that cinnamon donut they might have snuck in before bed - it would send Nole into a past life), being celibate and generally being really easy to be around.


Fluffy-Till8724

Yeah, he Has a tough year, he isn't there mentally, needs to reset. I'm worried about him though


Aniruddh31

Andy's grunts are so annoying


tigrefacile

I love him but at the same time can see why you might think this. If you think of his late career as a kind of absurd theatre piece, where everyone is just waiting for his opponent to hit a dropshot the various other noises and disputations start to make sense as a kind of critique of the globalised, Late Capitalist bind we all find ourselves enslaved by.


ExcuseYou-What

I've been thinking about how tailor-made Tim's game is made for the grass, with all of the variety and the different looks he gives on each ball. It really reminds me of Muchova in a sense, but with slightly more pace, a stronger serve, and the distinct one-hander. And he didn't seem to overuse the dropshot or slice like Jabeur might when she gets nervous. But I think that kind of explains why all three of them have to red-line in order to perform well on hard and clay courts, though, in this era of tennis, and how unsustainable that can be week-to-week. It feels like Tim basically hasn't had his breakthrough on challengers because grass challengers are rare and hard to get into at his lower ranking, and it seems he can get too rushed on hard and clay courts to make those distinct style choices he made today (which were also helped by the unique grass low bounce) and not penetrate the court enough to do the damage he needs. If anyone else has been an avid Tim watcher on the challengers and wanna share any thoughts, please do. The talent is clearly there and the mental strength just has to be fortified tournament-to-tournament. I'm still just fascinated by how he overcame each higher-ranked player this week lol. I hope he, Tallon, and Botic are buddies and can be mainstays on the tour together for a while.


aweap

He's hardly played that much on grass. I read somewhere 10 matches or something...so mostly around this year and in this tournament. I'd say one should wait a little bit more before declaring him a certified grass court maverick, lmao! His low slice definitely does the most amount of damage here. Could work in Wimbledon even where they changed the grass some seasons ago and made it slower. He's also decent in hardcourts with close to 70% career wins which is where I feel his grass court figures will also go in a few seasons once the matches average out over the years.


WislaHD

Zheng vs Wang match being streamed on the Valencia Open tournament website, FYI


[deleted]

Obviously I’m getting ahead of myself here. But just think, Djokovic was one match away from winning the Calendar Slam, something no man had done in 52 years. After he failed to do it, most of us figured we’d never see it in our lifetimes. Imagine if, just *one year* later, Nadal manages to do it.


Fluffy-Till8724

I'm a Novak fan, but I will root for Rafa and his calendar grand slam too. I would be really happy if it happens, because first of all I'm a tennis fan and wanna see something almost impossible being done .


Aniruddh31

Based. I wish I was this mature like a decade ago, I feel like I didn't enjoy Federer because I wanted him to lose so Rafa would win


Fluffy-Till8724

Ooh, you're so nice :) but I was called a hater before, so I'm not so sure, lol


sunny_sombrero

Does anyone know what happened during Berretini’s speech? He got interrupted by something?


Bonoahx

A ballboy fainted


sunny_sombrero

Oh dear!


lonely_light

ATP Challenger of Corrientes (50) draw had to be remade multiple times. They forgot to include some players, then they didn't take into account seeding, ... https://twitter.com/DrawsTennis/status/1535775007120699393?t=AQIVZ3A1pXPk1lqTr0o-eg&s=19


ALifeAsAGhost

I know someone in that draw haha (son of owner/ head coach at the academy I used to go to)!


HopeistheAnthemLITM

It's happening again. Tennis Channel showing a pickleball championship: 2022 Select Medical Orange County Cup.


ThinMint70

lord help us all


Annjul666

Hubi is now doubles specialist I see xD


Nabucodonosor89

3rd grass court title for Berrettini (+ Wimbledon final). He really is the new Andy Roddick. lol


MoreDblRainbows

Hey Andy Murray played a top 5 grass courter to three tough sets.


Aniruddh31

Really happy for him. He clearly has so much passion for the game and doesn't take anything for granted.


Kahn-wald

Some really insane matches on Berlin. We could have a lot of seeds out already in the first round Jabeur x Muchova Pliskova x Kanepi Kudermetova x Sabalenka Kasatkina x Kalinina


MoreDblRainbows

Jabeur muchova will be real grass court tennis. Beautiful players. I don't expect much from Kalinina on grass but she could surprise


aweap

Man what a huge victory for Berrettini this is, coming back from surgery and all! Now this is called a comeback! 👏👏👏


Idefydefiance

Honestly is impressive to keep his level fairly high and win his first tournament back. Nice to see Medvedev back in pretty good form too.


aweap

True. Good for both of them, although sucks for Meddy, not being able to do much with this experience considering the ban and all...


Tricky-Author-8226

Tennis was nice but outside of that Stuttgart was not that enjoyable to watch.


Bonoahx

This has to be the most awkward trophy ceremony I've seen


TokyoAJ

it's like the organisers are planning for a kids tournament


turophiles

What is this awkward confetti


TokyoAJ

this ceremony is kind of cringe overall, the organisers speeches, the trophies, playing 'we are the champions' while murray and matteo have to take photos together xD


ExcuseYou-What

the "surprise" was the shiny plastic litter...yay? really awk


wabazai

Not to mention someone passing out in the middle of the winner’s speech


time14528

The calf size difference is *striking*


ExcuseYou-What

To organizers - please add shade to tennis stands/bleachers Sitting under 3 hours of almost 30 degree heat is stifling


time14528

Good grief his smile is mesmerizing


Unaatennista

Did someone pass out again?


NieThePiet

a ballboy. thankfully he is okay


Unaatennista

Glad he is okay


Capasound

Sun: **exists** People on tennis court/stands: ok ima pass out


Wynnrose

Forgot how good looking matteo is


snahtanoj

Well this is awkward.


Bonoahx

Oh man what's happened, did someone fall ill again?


obi_kennawobi

One of the ballkids passed out.


Wynnrose

Something with a ballboy


DaverDaverDaverDaver

Matteo so shy!


Bonoahx

These are some shit-tier trophies tbh


obi_kennawobi

HERE, HAVE SOME GLASS CUBOID.


time14528

*Hugo Boss has fully infiltrated the Stuttgart Open*


Tricky-Author-8226

Wanted Medvedev, Murray, Riske and Sabalenka to win. Good day!


Tricky-Author-8226

Just saw on twitter that Federer and Tim van Rijthoven have the same number of top 10 wins(2) on grass outside of wimbledon.


TokyoAJ

WTF is that runners up trophy lol


snahtanoj

Winners trophy not much better!


TokyoAJ

yea they are both bad, the plates that meddy and tim won are better


obi_kennawobi

Jesus Christ, this speech from the Stuttgart Mayor was awful.


axolote_cheetah

What did he say?


Kahn-wald

He should've gotten booed like the Chicago mayor last year. Politicians are always ruining things


Unaatennista

What did he say? I don’t speak German


NieThePiet

what was this speech.. thankfully Murray can't speak german :D


Unaatennista

Can we get a general summary don’t speak German either 💀


obi_kennawobi

He talked about nonsense, thanked all the dudes/sponsors, then how this tournament shows that Stuttgart stands for the mix of innovation and tradition, talked like 5 more minutes how great Stuttgart and Weissenhof is, congratulated Andy on his run and said that the Queen would surely be proud and then Matteo to his Boss Open win.


obi_kennawobi

"I'm sure the Queen would be proud."


TokyoAJ

yes as a scotsman im sure murray thinks of the queen after every match


Unaatennista

I just laughed embarrassingly loudly thank you


glassopy

Murray falls just short in his 250 grass vulturing attempt by quitting clay early and playing challenger grass events to steal a march on the rest of the tour.


thombo-1

Lmao I can't think of anything that would make Murray more uncomfortable than calling him a hero and an icon


dannylenwinn

Is Matteo better than Mark Philippoussis (big server in the 2000's)? He's not better than Andy Roddick (or is he?) vote it down (or up)


firebeard_81

Roddick is definitely better than Matteo. Matteo has a better forehand, but Roddick had a better serve, better backhand, better movement, and a bit better touch.


dannylenwinn

Roddick could be better Philippoussis played in the fast hard court so he serves and volleys a lot, but Matteo might have better mental at least on grass [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sud4aJ5ltys](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sud4aJ5ltys) also one handed backhand like Fed 'Phillapousas or however it’s spelled was a tank in the early 2000’s .He gave everyone nightmares'


Alitarun

Thats a great comparison....Roddick is actually underrated imo with his all round game, he worked hard on his backhand throughout his career


time14528

Can anyone else believe that Roland Garros final was only ONE WEEK AGO?


dannylenwinn

Congrats Matteo for winning Stuttgart Boss Open !


thombo-1

Just read Berrettini has only lost 3 times on grass since 2019 to Djokovic, Federer and Goffin. Very impressive.


Tricky-Author-8226

I really don't know how to feel right now. I'm happy for Berrettini but Andy :///


akaki_hiromu

You fought well, Murray. Hope he could do his best at Wimbledon.


Slambodog

Dutchman wins on home grass. Boss-sponsered players wins the Boss Open


Gordmelon_

Frosty


sriv_ak_04

Sad for Murray I really thought that he was gonna Win the Title this time


Famous-Objective430

Huge Props to Stuttgart DJ. Played amazing tunes all week.


overtired27

Was playing something with obscene lyrics in this match. Not such a great job. Edit: Why the downvotes? There was a song earlier with a lyric about “getting my d*** sucked” played loudly at a family event. You approve?


FirestarG42

Yea I approve


jchristpriv

Whether it's good or not, kids listen to music like that all the time. They're not in their room listening to clean,versions of their favourite songs


overtired27

For sure. Still a foul up on the part of the DJ. The sound dropped suddenly after that lyric.


s0ngsforthedeaf

I am catching up with this week's matches. Van Rijthoven - what. the. fuck?! I don't know what's more bizarre about this guy...is it the fact he's 25 (I was 100% expecting to find him be 20-21ish) and suddenly exploding like this...or the fact he's ***never played on grass before?*** Did this guy not realise with his punchy groubdstrokes, slice, big serve and fantastic volleys that...he might be good on grass?! This is seriously weird. I already love his technique. Best WTA comparison is definitely Jabeur. Compact backswing, punchiness, and he's got the trick shots too. Grass natural. He also reminds me a bit of Roddick. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Now obviously, hes in red hot form. Not hard to see why he's not excelled as much on clay or hard. Not gonna presume anything about his future ranking yet.... ...But...he just doesn't look like a lucky player whose had a miracle, way above variance week. He genuinely has a great grass game.


Denny_Hayes

Actually people were saying in the other thread he's known to be pretty good on grass beforehand, so he must have played challengers on grass before.


s0ngsforthedeaf

Apologies of ive got it wrong. Tennis explorer - which is pretty comprehensive on Challengers (or so I thought) [has this as his first grass event ever](https://www.tennisexplorer.com/player/van-rijthoven/?annual=2021) I agree that doesn't seem right at all though, lol.


Tricky-Author-8226

He hadn't actually. This was only his second pro tournament on grass. He played Surbiton challenger last week and lost in the first round of qualies to Otto Virtanen. He was a quarter finalist at junior wimbledon though.


s0ngsforthedeaf

> lost in the first round of qualies to Otto Virtanen. Lmao, this is the randomist tournament win ever 😂 [Speaking of random, I saw this viral video with Otto Virtanen in like 2 days ago.](https://youtu.be/Cz9OOtcI_Qs)


jeffwingersballs

Lol Bon Jovi for the victory song 👌


Eleonoranora

Can't wait to see Matteo in Wimbledon 🥰


LuisLeSerg

I will be surprised if Matteo doesn’t side hustle an Italian restaurant in Stuttgart with his name


sjwebb2207

If he can't play at Wimbledon that's seriously gonna ruin the tournament a bit for me😔


oneboiinalltheworld

is Thiem in the audience screaming "cmon Andy"?


kungfuhrer666

Let's gooooo! Obviously a shame Andy was having issues but so so so proud of how Matteo responds to his own injuries. Two months without tennis, surgery, and his first tournament back he gets a title. Fantastico Matteo avanti così!!


jeffwingersballs

Murrary could have used that spinning volley that Sock used on that point where Murrary hit a wild volley.


jchristpriv

Daje Berre, great first tourney back Shame about the injury Muzza, hope it heals up for the rest of the grass season, sad because it was such a great final until then


jambo_007

Great gift from Matteo set 2 to Murray. And now it's a walk in the park


NightHelicopter

This hurts


sriv_ak_04

Congrats to World No. 10 Matteo Berrettini on Winning his 6th Tour Title his 2nd Title here at Stuttgart


[deleted]

Murray really prolonging the inevitable


thombo-1

Berrettini hitting to Murray's backhand but I think that's the only shot that actually still works


jazzman23uk

Andy's 40%, I-can't-move-serve is legit still better than most non-pro's best 1st serve


q5pi

Better than Zverev's second serve.


LuisLeSerg

Facts


Luck1492

Berrettini’s return of serve is actually probably his biggest issue. His backhand is much worse technically but his point construction skills are good enough to minimize its usage and thus the liability it has. However you can’t avoid the return. If he steps it up somewhat he can be a real threat at all the majors. Edit: and of course the BH return of serve is the worse of the two


Iiiifoundsweetroad

Even despite that, he's still a threat at majors. He's made it at least the QFs of the last four majors he's played


BreizhDre

He also only lost to Novak in slams last year


[deleted]

Have last year’s Wimbledon points already dropped for everyone?


rwwl

I think that happens after the tournament.


kohavi

Not yet. drop date 11th July


theguywithacamera

No? They come off 52 weeks after they go on.


Slambodog

No, not until next month


[deleted]

Ah ok does that mean Andy Murray’s ranking will go even higher then? To like top 35-40? Given that he made just 3rd round and people who’ve gone further will drop more points


Slambodog

You'd have to check how many points the various players in the 30-50 slot would be defending. There will be a lot of shifting up and down


Kahn-wald

Dan Evans is the king of Nottingham


Ltcjunkie

I hope he loses. Can’t stand him


calumm99

Murray's mentality is ridiculous


jazzman23uk

Good lord, maybe Murray should always use this crap serve if people can't even return it


thombo-1

These serves are still winning points?? I can only think Berrettini really wants to maximise his own game time right now


evilgart

I love the hawkeye makes players shut up when they are all arms up in the air saying it was in or out.


LuisLeSerg

Berrettini being a good sport and dropping his level too Edit: spelled Matteo name wrong


Miss_Medussa

*Sad mury goat noises*


jazzman23uk

Andy doesn't like to retire mid-match, thinks it's disrespectful. Think the only time he's done so was when he snapped a tendon in his wrist in 2007. Even then he got it bandaged and tried to keep playing.


Meecs18

I remember watching that live and he was in so much pain.


jazzman23uk

Yeah, stopped him dead in his tracks - he was having his best season on clay that year. His forehand was never quite as clean after that. Story of his career: every time he gets some momentum, something snaps


Meecs18

Volandri was a very good clay court player and he raced into a 5-1 lead iirc


jazzman23uk

Yeah, Murray was bossing it and kinda cruising when he went for the forehand that did his wrist in


Meecs18

This fucking sucks man


Xenosys83

Murray has plenty of grass court prep for Wimbledon. Just retire and pull out of Queens. No need to risk further injury.


jeffwingersballs

I doubt he will do that unless it's so serious that he has to miss Wimbledon as well.


shitsoutofstomach

Andy is literally my hero, and his run this week has been great, but it's times like this I wonder if this is really all worth it. Would hate to see him have to use a wheelchair after he retires.


Jezza2812

reminds me of the footballer Gabriel Batistuta, whose struggles post-retirement are [well-documented](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Batistuta#Early_and_personal_life)


Ltcjunkie

Anyone else can’t stand Daniel evans?


Jezza2812

This is madness, in both a good and a bad way (good, in the sense that even in a 250, if he wins this **like** this it's just a testament to his permanently quality; bad, in the sense that this cannot possibly be good for him short-term for Queen's and Wimbledon, let alone long-term beyond that)


dannylenwinn

This is sad, it can't be for mury


time14528

Andy there’s no shame in retiring so that you’re good to go for Wimbledon 🥺


kohavi

I'm not sure it's the best decision to continue for Andy ... There are more tournaments to play ☹️


tennis2018

But this is the only final he's got a chance of,?


kohavi

As of now, but if he's healthy, I don't see why he won't be back in other finals


jazzman23uk

Yeah, that's a reduced service motion


ParticularSilver8440

Sad :(


dannylenwinn

Matteo, what are you doing - big form drop


thombo-1

Go on man it's time to Bublik/Kyrgios this thing and break out the underarm serves


SummerBabee

Panic going on with the organisers at Queens right now


ExcuseYou-What

As long as he's not hurting himself more....because I don't wanna see him kill himself over this match.


TomasBerdshit

If he’s reaching up with his hand like that it seems to be an ab injury no?


Flat_Professional_55

His body is hanging on for dear life. His mentality is insane


jazzman23uk

I'm pretty sure he lost the ability to even walk ages ago, he's just in denial


jazzman23uk

That ain't a good looking walk :/


Flat_Professional_55

He always walks like that tbf


jazzman23uk

Nah, his normal walk is constipated. This was constipated-agassi


thombo-1

He was on such a great run. Even losing this match would overall mean a really positive week. But losing it + injury just sucks


yesthatdouche

I dont care anymore if Andy loses this final. Just please be healthy for Queens and Wimbledon


Xenosys83

I very much doubt he'll be playing tomorrow at Queen's. At least there's a fortnight until Wimbledon though.


yesthatdouche

True. Hopefully he’s healthy by then


Neveroxx99

There goes the hope of a good Wimby run if his body is already giving out.


LuisLeSerg

Wtf


fedastic

Wait what just happened. Did he retire?


Tantle18

Not yet but I imagine he does the second he tries to serve


Tantle18

Oh fuck is it his hip or his abs? And if it’s his hip is it his replaced hip? God damnit… I hope he’s okay by Wimbledon, I feel a good run in him


kohavi

It looks like his left abs


kungfuhrer666

Nah not like this. What a fucking shame. Daje Andy.


dannylenwinn

Poor Andy, he's injured I think


jazzman23uk

Ah bollocks


Luck1492

Did he just retire? Nvm but def getting more treatment.


[deleted]

looks like mto?