By - NextGenBot
Raducanu is not playing around with her food
I can already see how Mugu will play tomorrow. I wish I were feeling more positive sigh.
Need to stay awake from 11 p.m. onwards to watch these matches. The things I do for tennis 😂
Marino, how trash can u be to lose to a clay courter on hard court, and at home. Holy shit. And also losing 4 match points in a row in tb from 6-2 ahahahaha
Emma Navarro is an NCAA champ and not exactly a "clay courter"; Rebecca is coming off her best WTA run in awhile making QF'S in DC from qualies.
well, Navarro has twice as much games on clay than on hard, and all her titles and notable wins are on clay. For me that is a clay courter. And licking Rebecca's ass after losing in that fashion is straight up laughable. If she that good as you say, and she is at her best WTA run, then shouldn't lose 5 match points in a row lol. I also watched the whole game and she was literal trash, UE's after UE's
During Hamburg people on this sub were calling Musetti the new Federer and now he can’t string together more than 2 wins in a row 😭
Calling Alcaraz overhyped while overhyping people who beat him is the new hotness.
People are so threatened and bothered by that kid it’s hilarious
Breaking news: Diego didn’t get broken in two whole sets
So, Holding News I guess?
The fans singing Happy Birthday to Diego was amazing
Last night I said Dimitrov was a real loser always prepared for the handshake and I made sure to say “him and Ruusuvuori”.
Some guys are just so weird in the head lol
I play for cardio. Been like 5 years now. Usually like 5 to 6 times a Summer. But I've been into it this year and would like to play more or better.
I wonder if it's worth getting a good racket as opposed to the cheapest one from Walmart.
Would I notice, as a beginner?
If you’re actively trying to learn i’d buy a multiple years old version of a good racquet. Probably checked the used section on TW. Should be able to get a good one for like $80 or something
Used sounds good!
Any personal advice when it comes to shopping for a racket in general?
these are actually solid choices for older models that are still new
That kit just looks so good on Emma.
Hope she goes back to red for the US Open though.
Complete aside, but you guys ever think about how crazy it is that Martina Navratilova completed the career slam in doubles not once, not twice, but SEVEN TIMES? She won all four grand slams in doubles at least seven times, ranging from a first win in 1975 to a last win in 1990. She even completed the mixed doubles career slam in 2003. What a beast.
You'd almost think that shes one of the greatest players of all time or something.
Omg he totally channeled the [golf comment](https://www.reddit.com/r/tennis/comments/wpocgq/rtennis_discussion_tuesday_august_16_2022/iklvkqr/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf&context=3), changed to a red shirt (ahem, Tiger Woods) and didn’t lose another game. Ok probably need to stop my redditing right about here.
lmao the difference between the standard atp and wta handshakes always cracks me up. never see anyone in the wta do a pat on the back or a lil belly rub
Women are really not in the habit of patting each other on the chest, for obvious reasons
Iga usually pats people I think
They hug each other more often though, I know Ons is particularly warm at the net.
Cilic I don't know what happened here but I love you 🐐
Ruusuvouri was literally being gifted the match and kept choking loll
Lol ruusuvuori is…. Idk doesn’t act very Finnish. He gets broken when serving for a set or match more than anyone I have ever seen
Korda gets broken the most when serving it out
I love Cilic
Here's literally all the players I actively watch matches of because I am either a fan of them or their Tennis:
ATP - De Minaur, Rublev, Murray, Alcaraz, Medvedev, Shapovalov, Thiem, FAA, Rune, Hubi, Sinner, Berretini, Kyrgios, Djokovic, Rafa, Federer, Kokkinakis, Tsitsipas, Paul, Z.
WTA - Alja, Bencic, Bianca, Coco, Dasha, Ryba, Svitolina, Mugu, Iga, Teichmann, Siniakova, Sakkari, Osaka, Jabeur, Badosa, Zheng, Halep, Vika, Golubic.
All of My WTA girls I love both their Games and them. Some have Annoying On court stuff at times and inconsistent play but I love them and their results will never change that.
Out of the ATP players i watch, I actively don't like the personalities and characters of a lot of them, for Example, NK, Z, Rune, even Novak because as a Fe-dal fan I respect everything he's achieved in this sport but I don't Like him as a person. And unless he's trying to achieve something Historic and he's not playing of my favs I will always root against him. NK and Z have just killed completely as a Fan, so All I watch them for at this point is because as a young kid I loved their games a lot and it's tough to forget all that. I just turn off myself to their personalities now.
Rune is probably only there because I think he has great potential as a player and i wanna see where he ends up.
We're going to three! The Chronicles of Aslan!
First Cilic goes from 3-1 40-0 to 3-4 0-40. Then he fucking ties it 4-4.
What an insane roller coaster. Love it
Watch Aslan pull a Stan and win a couple majors in his 30s while pummeling everyone
I can see that!
Jesus some of these shots from Aslan are pure filth.
He could do it!
So Karatsev and Schwartzman decided that whoever was broken more shall win the match
Now the big question is, CAN Aslan hold serve?
Oh God Andrey has singles and doubles tomorrow. Twisting my melon man, the stress!
Well with Sakkari out hopefully Stef has the Greek tennis brain cells this week.
He had a little chat with Andrey earlier! I would love them to play doubles together again!
All two of them 🥲
Bouncing around like the DVD logo.
That being said, I'm probably gonna be an Insufferable Fed fan once Laver Cup comes along.
I have waited almost a Year and Half to even see him play again, Idc about people's GOAT rankings at that point, I just wanna see him play again.
This is just depressing 😔
Honestly should I make that “worst match you have ever seen” comment a post? I am really interested in seeing what further answers we would get but idk if thats too spammy for this sub ahahah
Go for it. There’s a few I can think of
It is Posted!
Just Pain lately.
I don't even have the Strength to put players in my Flair Anymore.
Last week I lost my Entire Flair on Day 3 of the tournament. That's not even considering Felix, Iga, Maria etc. And so many others that just lost early.
And Rafa wasn't even there so nothing for me as a Fe-dal fan.
Really sucks when your favs go down. Maria's my #1 in the WTA and the past 4ish months have been rough
I should never have started watching tennis outside of Rafa matches it’s all just pain and bullshit.
Bouzkova matches if joy is your thing
This is exactly how I feel about tennis these days. Rafa winning stuff these days is an actual heist and that gives me a lot of joy but some of these players who’re not winning the matches they should be winning is depressing
This 3rd set from Caroline is just absurd
getting ready for Caroline's airplane celebration
Being a cilic fan is pure masochism. I might as well put on a collar and whip myself while watching him, to get the full package
Peak tennis fan comment
Me as a Sakkari fan rn.
I'm seeing this Diego match through to the end, I refuse to sleep as I am still pissed at my football team for being 2 nil up and drawing 2 all with 2 own goals being scored in the 93rd and 96th minute. I know this is a tennis forum but I need to vent about it.
>2 own goals being scored in the 93rd and 96th minute.
From an outside perspective, that's incredibly funny
I am going to have to ban you for this comment! \*heavy sarcasm\*
If it happened to Cardiff, I'd find it hilarious!
Have a tasty breadstick, Sakkari
Cilic going from 40 love to break point to ad to 2nd break point to deuce broken on 3rd break point, all between bouncing the ball approximately 250 times is a peak cilic service game
Diego and Ruus break back at the same time. Love when different matches have their scores line up like this
Maria / Garcia: for a dollar, consolidate a break
Happy Cake Day!
I am so torn in wanting both of them to win.
There is a ball boy in the Garcia / Sakkari match who is freaking huuuge, like 2 meters tall
I assume this set will also somehow end in a tiebreak.
Comment a bit lower down in this thread made me wonder, whats the worst match you have ever seen?
It is likely recency bias but I maintain it is that Nadal Zverev RG match from this year. Obviously a rough ending that no one wants to see but My God was I glad the match was over. The tennis from both players was dreadful, the court was basically an act of terror, and it was set to go at least 5 hours for 3 sets and 7 hours for 5. I genuinely think if that match finished it would have killed best of 5 tennis
Second set I agree was awful, but first set was great, especially because Zverev gave it his all and Rafa still came back and "stole" the set. So satisfying lol
End of the set and the Tiebreak was great, but that energy consumption by Both led to ya the worst set of tennis I have ever seen
Paire vs Koepfer in Geneva last year. Just abysmal.
So thats 2 zverev matches and 2 paire matches mentioned. Their only match was in 2016. Never again please
That just reminded me of when Zverev and Mannarino met like 3 times at the end of 2020 and every match was horrific
Benoit Paire loss to Noah Rubin, AO a few years back. If I remember right, Benoit called him a “not good player” in the post-match presser. Meanwhile all of Benoit’s FHs were either shanks or the saddest sadface slices by the end.
Dinara Safina v Venus in the Wimbledon SF 2009, she was World No 1 at the time and lost 6-0, 6-1 it was just abysmal and I felt SO bad for her.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, will beat Thiem v Zverev at the USO final 2020.
Oh God that one was awful. I was a Zverev fan at the time so I enjoyed sets 1&2 but i still knew it was awful tennis. The tennis just kept getting worse and worse. I still have not figured out how Zverev lost that match against a Thiem on one foot who couldn’t serve. I thank God everyday for that
Could I interest you in a Mannarino - Karatsev AO Round 3?
Just Awful Matchup, Karatsev spraying 80+ Errors and Mannarino just kept hitting it back with his weird but effective Groundstrokes. And it went to like 4 AM Australian Time Iirc.
Just Awful play in general.
I kind of loved that match, it was so ridiculous that it became entertaining.
Btw did you watch Emma vs Serena today? How did she look? It was middle of the night for me so I couldn't watch.
I did - Emma was okay in the first set, very strong in the second, barely any UEs. Of course, it was also easier for her because Serena wasn't moving well at all. But a strong performance. Generally, I find that she plays better when she's playing against someone stronger and the pressure is off.
Yeah her Stuttgart match against Iga was awesome. One of the only players to actually keep pace with Iga for large parts of a match during her like ridiculous win streak.
It was so bad that it was kind of Good lol. But as an Aslan Enjoyer that was just my worst dreams come true.
The conditions were inhuman and it was the organizers fault that Zverev got injured.
That match was bound to end with someone's body falling apart, they should've postponed or opened the roof as soon as the rain ended. Or have AC/dehumidifiers for days like that
Completely agree. Just watched the highlights again to confirm that I wasn’t crazy and the ball just did not move with any pace through the court. Rafa hit more drop shots than I have ever seen a player hit bc that was the only viable strategy
Controversial opinion incoming - I LOVE Aslan's kit.
I love it too!
Maria 🤝 Andrey
Not getting a new coach when they should
Check out my post from a while back about their similarities! Haha
Cilic has such long and fluid groundstrokes, it’s almost like he’s playing a different sport. Something like 100 mph golf with sprinting
Also pro dribbler 🏀
Aslan looks like he's going to jump over the fence and start a fight with the VERY vocal Diego fans anytime soon.
Cilic with the longest serve ever, got a time violation so he made sure to take another good 20 sec before serving, was bouncing the ball for like 40 sec. lol
how the heck did Caroline lose that tie break
Took a page out of Marias book it seems. That miss at 6-6 was rough
Also some Proper upsets have already happened for Last week's best Performers in ATP/WTA side.
4/8 Quarterfinalists from Toronto are gone in Bencic, Gauff, Beatriz Haddad Maia and Putinsteva.
2/8 Quarterfinalists and the two Semi-Finalists Evans and PCB gone from Men's side.
Future GOAT Tommy Paul staying strong though
I don’t remember Sakkari having such an annoying grunt, it seems to be very noticeable this match.
It’s not a consistent grunt but when it shows up it’s a lot.
and she had nerve to complain about bia's "hai" grunt
Videos unavailable btw
hm that's weird, link isn't working on my mobile either, but still available to watch on youtube. i tried a different link, but if that doesn't work video is called "Sakkari Haddad Maia Nottingham"
Maddy Keys through. No one is talking about her but if she gets a good first two rounds can be extrmemely dangerous at the USO.
Garcia missing that overhead is just...so Garcia.
She is so hyped up with adrenaline; I've never seen her methodically construct a point without being frenetic.
Bruh, how do you start playing nervous up 4-0 in the tiebreaker? Sakkari gave her an empty lane and Garcia bricked a layup o_o
Yeah never seen anyone in the ATP make a mistake like that 🙄
I’m not a man but I imagine that weird overhead by Garcia is what being kicked in the nuts feels like
This Sakkari-Garcia match is fucking awesome.
(This Guy didn’t watch Nadal Zverev RG 22)
What a gift from Garcia. Double mini break up, double faults. Then 6 all and has the easiest smash you could ever get and somehow misses
Being a Sakkari fan is hellish. Girl needs to stop being so nice, ditch Tom and find some tennis IQ and killer instinct to stop making every match so bloody torturous
Exactly. Maria has the potential to get better but Tom has her playing these coinflip matches every tourney and you can only win so many of those. She's just too much of a sweetheart to straight up fire him
Alcaraz won his first match in Miami 6-3, 6-2
He played Cilic in the next round.
Weird (assuming Cilic can serve this out)
And if seeding holds, his third match would be against the French Open runner up.
Anyone else side-eyeing Maria’s outfit? Adidas needs to do better,what’s with the very visible padding on the top ?😆
I thought the last adidas outfit was horrible and was looking forward to a change, then they brought this atrocity out...How hard is it to get something decent looking.
Sakkari unwraps her own hands from around her throat to manage to stay in this. Miracle of miracles.
Embarrassing by Garcia
Thank you Marin. Now please hold the break.
My girl lives on. You got this 3rd Maria
Maria won points when I switched off, she’s the opposite of my relationship with Tsitsipas because she always wins when I see her play live but loses when I watch her on tv.
Is the schedule for tomorrow not out
Sakkari is the peak example of WTA inconsistency lol
I like her but damn
Battle of bottlers
Please Maria let's see a third set
Petition for Dasha to be in the stand for Daniil's next game, seeing her stresses me less.
My goal for USO this year is just to actually meet daniil. Got a wave from him last year when I said “privyet Daniil” before his practice and if i was an immature asshole I could have pushed through and gotten an autograph after that practice(instead i decided to try and stop the kid next to me from getting crushed. Genuinely like 50 grown adults crushing children for an autograph to sell on ebay. So pathetic, poor kid hurt his arm anyway even after me trying to protect him, hope USO changes things this year so that doesn’t happen again) but with Fanweek back this year I may have a shot
If I can get my Stef photo you can get a Daniil one!
You have an unfair advantage you have an aussie accent
I assure you that’s not a rarity in Melbourne.
Still makes you stand out more than a fucking New England kid in New York city
Hope you can do it! Someone I follow on Twitter went to Halle and met him four days in a row, she'd mentioned that she was also a fan of Dasha's and on the fourth day he brought Dasha with him to meet her.
…is this person named Krista by any chance?
Hahaha Yes I know Krista she is awesome!
I have this great photo of Dasha hugging my favorite hockey player from the USO final last year. Thats a memory I will always love
Oh I saw that picture today! Small world!
I think your strategy should just be copying the dead fish celebration once you're as close as possible to him
I have dead fished before. It genuinely hurts.
Still sounds like a great plan I will try it
I feel like many women this year started playing way more aggressively, and it works for many of them.
Off the top of my head, Haddad Maia is a good example for this. She was talking recently about how the quickness of grass forced her to play more intuitively, which resulted in her upping her aggression. As we can see with her result last week, it's definitely been helping her out.
Sakkari needs a new coach like yesterday. Still love you girl and I know you'll get back to where you were at in the first part of the year
Here's why Meddy fans are sometimes scared this year in matches
Danill this year has lost to:
Rafa in AO & Rafa in Acapulco.
Monfils in IW.
Hubi in Miami.
Gasquet in Geneva (But that's after Injury layoff so means nothing)
Redlining Cilic in FO.
Tim van Goathoven in Netherlands
Again to Hubi in Halle
RBA in Mallorca
Kyrgios in Canada
Not only does he need confidence, we need it too. Especially since USO is barely a Week and half away.
Rafa, RBA, Hubi and the French Tennis Federation always giving him trouble 😭
I have already accepted that he won't reach Big three levels of Performance. But I think with enough time and effort he could match a lot of what Murray did. But he needs to be better at winning "Matches he's supposed to win".
Going months without a Masters or even a title until a 250 in Los Cabos is fine if all you're concerned about is your Ranking, but his Aim should be like Rafa rn.
He should feel like the favourite in every tournament he takes a part in, he's good enough for that. But lately I am scared to even consider him a Favourite on Hard court Masters against Rafa let alone USO.
I love him to bits and I love watching him play but I don’t think his game is versatile enough to have that kind of peak performance like the Big3 do. Those guys are insanely versatile, like they’re good at almost everything. Freaks of nature fr 😭
Yeah I don't think he can reach that. Plus Sinner and Alcaraz are Barely a Year away at best from starting to go Deep in Every Slam and Masters imo. They are too talented not to.
He needs to capitalise starting now. I mean Come on Meddy you are considered the Absolute best Hard Courter After Novak and Novak hasn't played the 4/5 Hard Court Masters this year and probably won't play Both Hard court Slams.
This shouldn't even a be a Question, he should have atleast won one of those by now, but he can still redeem himself. USO and Cincy and right there.
I forgot that Kyrgios is in Daniil’s half of the draw 🤮🤮🤮
Taylor Swift take him out for us pls
Looks like we will see a second TB. Please win this one Maria
Cilic. My dude. Why.
Google is messing up the second set tiebreak score for me and showing 0 for both - what was it, finally?
7-5 for Ruusuvuori :(
Oh that's so weird, Google shows 7-6. Either way, hoping he pulls through in the third.
Sorry, 7-5 was the tiebreaker score - probably should've been more clear
Maria just needs another break to take this to a third
Casual tennis fan: how is Federer doing these days compared to Serena?
He hasn't played a match since being bagelled in the QFs of Wimbledon last year. Had knee surgery I believe; planning a comeback at the Laver Cup later this year.
Yep, that's the state of my tennis knowledge for you, lol.
All I’m hearing is that he hasn’t lost a match since last year’s Wimbledon.
You think that's impressive? I've never lost a match on tour
Lmao Federer unbeaten for over a year now.
“Doing” is not accurate
Cincinnati crowd so cringey trying to constantly get on the tv cameras
They live in Cincy, forgive them.
I am so just tired of this season. Why can’t we just have a mackie mcdonald for Dani to best up on. Every draw is a nightmare
Boric was supposed to be as easy as it gets
As it should be for the world no. 1.
We got a few nice ones last year tho like Mallorca and Marseille…..
Enter more 250’s Danya
Both players played so poorly in that 2nd set. Med has to step his level up and be more consistent if he wants to win his next match
Cincy is such a bad tourney. Can literally hear non stop rock music on sakkari’s court.
Despite winning, Medvedev is definitely not on top form today.
My God, Meddy, that was a struggle!
I’m glad he’s won, but damn… this is not even close to how Med played last year. Scrappy match where it should have been a breeze for him
I just hope he’s ironing out the kinks as he goes
Needs to play better vs Shapo or Paul (I'm guessing Paul), luckily we all know he can.
Finally Thank God.
So much tougher than it needed to be but Straight sets against BvDZ without needing TB is nice.
Now rest and Recuperate.
JUST FUCKING FINISH IT DANIIL GOD DAMMIT
Edit: thanks 😊
I’ll say it again. Oh my God, Med….
The Diego fans are so freaking loud