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Sad-Insurance9818

Really find Ruud rather meh but Hurkacz is an incredible player when he’s on


jsnoodles

Had to be at work all day but I’m having a PCB appreciation moment now.


Collecting_Cans

Tennis is weird and I love it. Two guys play grueling semifinal matches during the day, huge tournament. Then they come *back* at night and play a doubles match, same event. What sport does this, lol. Yet in tennis we just see it as totally normal, no big deal. (And before you say baseball, most players in a baseball game are either standing or sitting at least 90% of the time.)


ExcuseYou-What

man that was a really anticlimactic end to the match Hubi let his emotions get to him in the match TB but I feel like Jan was just wanting it too much out there throughout the match because without Hubi, he doesn't really have these types of opportunities very often. So, lots of botched returns and rally errors. Feels like Evans should be playing more doubles ngl but I know his doubles success also really depends on the partner.


icecreamwithketchup

So Hubi has 14 hrs to recover and get ready for the final. Brutal scheduling


Miss_Medussa

lmao cracks me up when hubi holds his racquet up like he's going to smash it


colby983

Damn Hubert gonna be playing doubles till like 2 am then have a final tomorrow


ExcuseYou-What

\[observations\] I was just watching that camera shot of Craig Boynton watching Hubi warmup before this doubles match and I just think back to today when Hubi was down a break in the second set, with Casper holding all the momentum, and Craig just told him, "fight! you just have to fight. remember that." (something along those lines) and I can't help but imagine how proud he is of Hubi today and every day. He clearly has a lot of father-like affection for him (I mean, that beard certainly helps build the archetype). If I recall, he once described Hubi as the type of guy who he'd be proud of if his daughter had brought him home to meet the parents. It's clearly a symbiotic player-coach relationship with a lot of chemistry and I think that even if Hubi's results aren't world-breaking, it's just a very healthy partnership (knock on wood) that genuinely brings out the best in him.


PtboFungineer

Canadian broadcasters: we'll buy the rights to this home tournament but we won't let you watch half of it


Maczuna

Can’t believe Evans still gotta play dubs tonight lol


Nastypav12

Why? Happens all the time...in fact Pegula just did the same...lost a long semifinal and had doubles right after.


escherbach

Crazy mfers are gonna play the doubles now, Hurkacz looks thrilled, Evans looks philosophical


Miss_Medussa

Hubi is going to be tired tomorrow...


Psychological_Bug676

Iga fans on Twitter are so funny. They’re praying that Rafa’s mere presence in Cincy gonna give her some inspiration and she’s gonna wake up 😭😭😭


aweap

She needs all the luck with the possibility of having to face Cornet in the first match and then BHM/Penko in the second...all players she has lost against this year 😔


13th_inningstretch

A-Rod paying off his doubles partners :')


MarbleEmperor

?


ExcuseYou-What

On TC Live, he was somewhat jokingly saying that if he was in a Masters doubles and singles semifinal/final, he'd simply withdraw from the doubles and pay off his partner for the lost $ because he would've wanted to focus on the singles.


MarbleEmperor

Damn. I think Peng Shuai once got into trouble for something similar.


ExcuseYou-What

He was joking, though, since I don't recall him doing that in a big tournament (and he did go all the way in a Masters doubles tourney before, but not quite the same situation as Hubi). For Peng, do you mean [this situation](https://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/2158899/chinas-peng-shuai-banned-six-months-after-coercing-doubles-partner-pull) in 2018?


MarbleEmperor

Yes, this is the case I was thinking of.


Slambodog

So, 7 of the 8 big tournaments this year have had a Spanish finalist. 4 different men involved in that stat


icecreamwithketchup

Rome + Wimby didn't have Spaniards 7/9


Slambodog

Right, Rome was the 8th by my count, missed Wimbledon, LOL


icecreamwithketchup

maybe Wimbledon doesn't count because it didn't have points


Slambodog

Yup, probably why I forgot it


Denny_Hayes

I wonder if Evans will play doubles


escherbach

Hurkacz will be annoyed that PCB gets to rest now while he has to play doubles against Evans still.


overtired27

Wonder how Dan’s gonna feel playing doubles right now. I mean he did call it the game for “people who didn't have the attitude to work hard enough to make it in the singles game.”


kKunoichi

I wonder if PCB can take it all. I'm cheering for him.


LauraPtown

Ouch.


1k2o21k01k210

when evans was serving at 2-3 15-0 i messaged a friend to tell him "damn pcb and evans are in a BATTLE right now" 12 points later ... i'm so sorry everyone i will fully take the blame for this one


Slambodog

Damn, both Semis tonight ended on a DF


libbiecy

CONGRATS, PCB!!! Hope you win tomorrow. VAMOOOOOS!!!!!


SmilingIceCube

Lets go!


Pretend_Tea6261

Brave fight by Dan but PCB too strong.Should be a great final.


nicoc9

Well done to both PCB and Evans! Should be a banging final. Still backing Hurkacz. But he’ll have to earn it…


libbiecy

PCB is so handsome 😭


Psychological_Bug676

His good looks aren’t talked about enough


Regular_Antelope4137

His handsomeness is so underrated


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

Rolled and smoked actually too facíl for Pablo


BarmyDevonian

Really wanted Dan to win this, but man PCB looks solid this week. Draper played a great first set yesterday too, but the level PCB’s making opponents play to beat him is impressive. Fabulous match and well deserved victory.


OliverDMcCall

Another impressive win for PCB. Evans put up a good fight for two sets.


Sosojojo

Now Mr. Evans, it’s time for your dubs match.


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

LMFAOOOOO


dannylenwinn

What a match


Pristine-Citron-7393

What a shame it ended like that because that was a fantastic match.


dannylenwinn

PCB was just on fire, it even shattered Evans serve into the last point


escherbach

Wow, Evans just collapsed after a good start to the set, didn't even reach 3 hour mark.


nicoc9

PCB’s teeth are bloody perfect.


restingbumbleface

They really are


thatcollegeguy21

He's definitely an attractive man


Coach_Caron_Godwin

Nothing like a lil 12 point run to finish off a brutal match Dan completely ran out of gas there, very physical match.


studiousmaximus

huge performance from PCB! PCB has honestly been the best player all week - he’s in the form of his life. wouldn’t be surprised if he takes the title tomorrow.


13th_inningstretch

Happy PCB! Vamos!


dannylenwinn

PCB through to the 1000s final !!!!!


_tyrannosauruswrekt_

Dan completely out of gas after that 33 shot rally, PCB's stamina is something else


icecreamwithketchup

Amazing match, all of the Evans ones were insane level tennis. God mode PCB is just too good


Psychological_Bug676

Can’t decide who’s going to win between PCB and Hubi. PCB has been fire this tournament and his forehand is insane but Hubi’s serve is soooo good


YourLatinLover

One of these two had to run out of steam at some point. Still a strong tourney for both


Sosojojo

It would be ridiculous to stand up alone in my living room and applaud Evans but that’s what I want to do.


CaptainMcSpiff

Sad to end it like this.


dannylenwinn

Yah.. sort of... I think PCB's fire caught into Evan's racquet which caused the double. Such blazing quick momentum


Pristine-Citron-7393

No mercy from PCB here.


dannylenwinn

Busta Rhymes.... IS ON FIRE !!!!!!!!!! It's match point VAMOS THIS. Crowd... gets loud


overtired27

Well, it’s been fun…


Glizzando

PCB obliterated Evo's 2nd serve in the 3rd set


dannylenwinn

Pablo has won the last 10 points


dannylenwinn

Daniel: PCB please


dannylenwinn

OH MY LORD


dannylenwinn

My goodness PCB. Crowd likes


Darius0995

Well I think that's that. Some excellent tennis by Dan this tourney, PCB is a consistent fighter - feel this contest could've gone either way at one point.


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

Common Pablo Carreño-Busta W


studiousmaximus

lmao these commentators are trying way too hard: “and PCB is TCB… Taking Care of Business… and business is good!”


dannylenwinn

Evans on the backfoot right now... what to do


Psychological_Bug676

END HIM PABLITO


kKunoichi

PCB on fire now


Slambodog

Whoever made the joke about Pablo painting the lines like Picasso, I support that


dannylenwinn

What a shot by PCB !!! Looking for a solid hold. Up 5-2 he goes in this 3rd set, one game away


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Pristine-Citron-7393

Hang in there, Dan!


dannylenwinn

Spain: Roars !!!!!!!!!! WHAT A SHOT ! BRILLIANT


dannylenwinn

Nou Camp Barcelona: Pablo! Pablo! Pablo! Pablo! We love it !!!! (They roar)


Eniotnacram95

Ever since that epic 33 rallies point won by Evans, PCB won 14 of the last 15 points.


NuuuDaBeast

Fatigue I’m guessing


dannylenwinn

London: Must save here Evans .. come on


shegotofftheplane

Reminder that PCB beat the world #1 and 2 in the same tournament but only ended up winning third place


dannylenwinn

Who vote for PCB Vote up for PCB !


dannylenwinn

Chelsea: Come on Evans


Psychological_Bug676

This is the match of the tournament 🔥


BarmyDevonian

All the bigger names may be out, but the entertainment value this week continues to be off the charts. Watching live at the US Open, always felt some of the lower ranked battles produce better contests.


Coach_Caron_Godwin

Damn hubi at home watching this bloodbath unfold while comfortably laying in bed, or sleeping already lol


CarelessChoice2024

Hubi has doubles tonight lol


Pristine-Citron-7393

He has to be on court right after this in the doubles...against Evans. Poor Dan hahaha


f1_drama

Evans reminds me of an english terrier. He just keeps going!


dannylenwinn

Nou Camp: Vamos PCB Why you guys vote down !!! Uh oh !


LushLoxx

Oh Dan it was…there 😔


OliverDMcCall

This is insane.


mezzo5588

now THIS is tennis. Not 20 doubles and 1 ace.....


Pristine-Citron-7393

Evans' defence has been so fucking good this tournament. Quality stuff.


NuuuDaBeast

yeah this is an insane match


shegotofftheplane

Cool seeing the court side angle for the longest rally of the match


overtired27

Way more tense from that angle


Lachie07

Classy one handed backhand vs dogged spanish player producing a classic? I've seen this before.


icecreamwithketchup

Tsitsipas v Alcaraz??


LushLoxx

Fantastic tennis. So glad I woke up lol


imareallivewire

Lol me too


HopeistheAnthemLITM

33 shot rally.


dannylenwinn

Woohoooo Evans !!!!! Big big point. Vamos ! Allez !


trakavica

OK THIS SHIT IS EPIC FUCK ME


dannylenwinn

Must hold here for PCB


Pristine-Citron-7393

What a pass!


katatafish

Dan needs a new sock sponsor. He’s been fighting with those things for a set and a half.


Collecting_Cans

Jenson Brooksby at 6’4” would dream of having Dan Evans’ serve at 5’9”.


overtired27

Wow


Pristine-Citron-7393

Dan bringing the goods when he's in trouble has been one of the defining aspects of his entire week. Great hold.


TheUnoriginalMan

Dan Evans really has crack head energy.


Lachie07

Dan's got some real shithousery about him. We sure he's not an Aussie?


BelgianBond

Evans was barking at Lleyton Hewitt between points the whole time in the AUS vs GB ATP Cup tie. He made peace with Llegs at the end.


Jakefenty

This has been one of my favourite tournaments of the year tbh


dannylenwinn

Damn.... serving right to the forehand .....


BarmyDevonian

Where did Dan Evans find this form? Really enjoyed watching him these last few weeks. His variety is refreshing.


dannylenwinn

Brilliant drop shot by Evans, and the wide serve


dannylenwinn

River Thames and Buckingham Palace: Go Daniel


BelgianBond

Evans might not be the most powerful player, but he has one of the smoothest forehand actions out there.


dannylenwinn

Santiago Bernabeu: Go Pablo


Coach_Caron_Godwin

A british dude yelling vamos is hilarious lmfao


winter_yy

While playing a guy from Spain nonetheless haha


dannylenwinn

Clipping that line .....


NuuuDaBeast

PCB really on the backfoot now


dannylenwinn

Massive shot by Evans, this deuce is see sawing


dannylenwinn

Just out ! Mental tests here


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

If Rune said Vamos r/tennis would be in shambles but when Dan Evans does it it’s fine


westwo0d

His coach is from Argentina, that might explain it.


OliverDMcCall

That's because Rune is a knob.


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

“Knob” 😭


Denny_Hayes

Why you say vamos? Say allez!


BelgianBond

"Why you say Vamos? You are British. Say 'Allez' to piss off the French like you Brits like to do."


dannylenwinn

Some mental tests here between the two


Lachie07

How the fuck does Dan play doubles after this?


BelgianBond

Aces galore.


dannylenwinn

Evans trying to make a push !! Will the crowd chant


CarelessChoice2024

SN literally said not to annoy PCB by winning a long-rally point


MCallanan

PCB didn’t appreciate that dialect


dannylenwinn

Battling


estreetpanda

Dan Evans loves a long grindy match but lets not kinkshame


OliverDMcCall

His true love is the white stuff.


estreetpanda

You can recycle that joke for the next Gasquet match so it's relevant, funny and environmentally friendly. Good job king


dannylenwinn

Pair of aces by Evans, good serving by him


dannylenwinn

Madrid and Seville: Come on Pablo


winter_yy

I’m actually really hoping for PCB to win this, he’s been playing so well this whole tournament, it’d basically be a crime if he doesn’t end up in the final


mhaydar

I don't know where you live but you and I have very different definitions of crime


dannylenwinn

Pablo should hold here


Awilltobemerry

lol announcer just brought up this uncharacteristic bag throwing PCB moment https://youtu.be/v_7uv7-Of7o


BelgianBond

Everyone focuses on the bag throwing but it's the cameras following him through his rage fest all the way down the tunnel and to the locker room that really elevated it to its status as one of the all time displays of anger. I'm not short on sympathy for him, but it still had a funny side to it. ETA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=\_F1DNLbrgRg&t=19s


Awilltobemerry

it really did. laugh every time I watch it. and his anger was completely justified edit - says video Unavailable


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katatafish

https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/25816397/pablo-carreno-busta-throws-racket-bag-loss-kei-nishikori?platform=amp


Lachie07

Pablo missing a backhand rally ball is crazy


PtboFungineer

Spare a thought for Evans' doubles partner John Peers.


OliverDMcCall

I think I'll have to sleep now, it's a shame though because I've enjoyed this match.


SmilingIceCube

PCB has lost so many super tight matches in the past year. I will feel really bad if he loses this as well 😥


dannylenwinn

Let's see if Evans can pressure here


dannylenwinn

Busta should be able to hold here


tuulluut

And I think the talking with the coach is keeping at least Evans kind of loose.


tuulluut

Couldn't be happier with the play and drama. Both stepping up and not folding under pressure. May the 3rd set be the same. What quality. Evans is so courageous under pressure. Saw it against Fritz in the clutch then against Paul who also played great generally under pressure, and today. But Busta who has history of nerves making him play terribly played great under pressure. Never seen him keep his nerves and execute so well late in a big match. Keep it going! Don't miss the Big 4 or top 10 at all.


Sodapop912

This is why I like tennis


Lachie07

Evans has a game similar to Tsitsipas', particularly when he rips the one-hander. Except he is likeable and doesn't resort to gamesmanship every time the match gets even remotely marginal.


curlyhairedyani

Yes Dan. Although I don’t think I can stay up any longer


Sosojojo

I really wanted to go to bed but here we are.


Pristine-Citron-7393

Tennis has a tendency to do that.


Pristine-Citron-7393

Dan has been incredibly clutch and such a fighter this entire week. Gutsy performance.


icecreamwithketchup

Even without the top seeds, the tennis has been absolutely amazing throughout the tournament


BelgianBond

If you want to skip to the end of the match this is how it ends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyW9nwDM7yM&t=9m47s


escherbach

Is Evans even gonna be able to play the doubles Semi-Final tonight? At least Hurkacz can't go to bed either lol


nicoc9

Only turned the match on with PCB serving at 5-6 in the second set, but seems have missed a great match so far. Hopefully no one fades in the 3rd.


Sosojojo

Evans has more grit than Blackbeard’s underwear.


Pristine-Citron-7393

19 winners to 11 errors for PCB in that set; 22 and 10 for Dan. Brilliant set of tennis.


RoosterIcy

Evans is the real Baby Fed


libbiecy

Pablo please win this match 😭


DarthGhaul

PCB I think is the best Spanish player since Bruguera tbh