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aweap

Did they just give Alexandrova a 100,000 dollar painting in gold?! 😳 That should definitely make it a WTA 1000 event!


binsonfiremiss

🤯🤯🤯


treyfiddy

lol they did - she was pretty stunned. think she didn't know how to react hahaha.


aweap

If Korea gets a decent WTA player, they're gonna worship her like Yuna Kim.


treyfiddy

hyeon chung 😭


ExcuseYou-What

thank god he's playing again next week (in the doubles, but still) fingers crossed he and Kwon can keep things going and keep inspiring Korean tennis


blackb0xes

Pretty sure I heard Ostapenko say "I cannot keep playing."


aweap

Lmao! Penko after every challenge: It's this out: ✋------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------🤚


treyfiddy

at the seoul open finals now... penko is done


binsonfiremiss

Respect to Alexandrova for assembling a team of hotties in her box


MrsTMLJ

Penko is done.


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ballshallnotlie

Such bullshit.


No-Abbreviations8946

I really love the atmosphere in Seoul, every point feels so impactful


binsonfiremiss

Lol at Perez praying to the line gods for that ball to be out


jannar24

Penko is losing it


Chosen1gup

This crowd is cheering for Penko and Alexandrova louder than any crowd in Latvia or Russia would


razorsharp3000

What a shot by Alexandrova to take the set


Sad_Consideration_49

does seoul have good appearance fees? pretty impressive list of champions for a 250 Sharapova, Venus, Woz, Radwasnka, Pliskova, Penko


ballshallnotlie

The shot making in this Alexandrova/Ostapenko match is insane!


trxxonu

Peak WTA in this finals rn with the breaking back and forth


aweap

Damn! The crowd in Korea really showed up for the final 😳


Sad_Consideration_49

tokyo and seoul should be 1000s. replace wuhan and beijing


orangedgoat

No doubt the atmosphere feels like a 1000


NuuuDaBeast

Is Ostapenko ever not mad


Sad_Consideration_49

peak ball bashing i love how the crowd oohs and ahhhs


orangedgoat

I know! It’s pretty cool lol


razorsharp3000

Another iconic Ostapenko moment lol


rubbish_bin030121

Penko time, why she want to serve first


aweap

I feel Zheng should have played in Korea. She'd have won her first title without much fuss...


orangedgoat

https://youtu.be/ty9mjNs7Sqw Hype video of Ostapenko last title


Sad_Consideration_49

That was an iconic run of matches. The second set halep tie break followed by the third set bagel was too good. Wish she beat kontaveit in doha so she could have faced iga in the finals


thebullshitrussian

Luida currently on her anett post cincy run last season. all aboard the hype train!!


Sad_Consideration_49

"congrats to the champion" qinwen don't know samsung name 😭.


Kooky-Athlete257

What time is the doubles tomorrow in EST


ExcuseYou-What

should be 7AM (if you're talking about Laver)


ExcuseYou-What

*sigh* this final can really just be characterized as a battle of experience Qinwen is just too frenetic and constantly feeling the need to rush (the very understandable nerves and being only 19 obviously do not help the cause either), while Samsonova just has a bit more margin on her shots because she's been through this rodeo pretty often now. Sad for Qinwen but I really hope to see more of her in lots more finals.


Nastypav12

Not sure why "sigh"; Liudmila is cool under pressure yet again and takes another title (after her impressive DC run in August).


ExcuseYou-What

*sigh* because I was rooting for Qinwen? It's not that deep. And it's nothing personal against Liuda. I've already acknowledged how she really deserved it in the end.


ExcuseYou-What

but Samsonova's draw was very legit and she demonstrated excellent serving this week. and an utter killer FH and BH, like we've seen so many times already; she didn't even always play her best and yet won. breakthroughs in the Slams and 1000s are all that's left on her checklist.


yangatanga

Crackee of a match between zheng and Samsonova.


thebullshitrussian

I really adore Samsonova's game, her forehand is a treat


Psychological_Bug676

I’m rooting for Queenween even though I’ve grown to love Samsung since Stuttgart. Ready for Qinwen Zheng world domination 😍


Sad_Consideration_49

i think qinwen will be one of the few players who wins at least 3 slams. she seems to be good on all surfaces and has a great serve.


Sweetcarolinelove

She has confidence aboht her


rubbish_bin030121

Some fans shows a small "Queen"inwen banner lol


hojbjerfc

I can’t stay up for it but I think this will be a great final tbh. I am rooting for Liudmilla bc she has been so food lately ~~okay and bc I just root for the russian players sue me…OKAY FINE I FIND HER HOT TOO~~ but I mean I really think these two will but be top 10 fixtures of the next 5-8 years. Incredibly talented especially Zheng.


orangedgoat

She’s sexy


revolversbreath

any news on the extent of emma raducanu’s injury? i’m just wondering if she’ll be able to make it in ostrava.


Akimbro2

It didn’t look like a serious injury live


lsathrowaway18

All-American final in San Diego. Both guys are from the area and it would be a first title for either. Very cool


hojbjerfc

It’s been a tough year for Nakashima. He hasn’t had a run like he had last year and his loss to Zverev at RG really showed some glaring weaknesses in his game(zverev wasn’t great but Brandon’s return (especially his overall strategy of how to return) was awful) and ya the Kyrgios loss while nick was “injured” probably should have been a win. This could make all of that disappear as a first title is such a huge moment


hojbjerfc

My friend was at Metz today and I feel so bad for her. 1 completed match😭😭


lsiberian-returns

Yeah Stan hurt his knee it was so disappointing.


hojbjerfc

I feel so bad. Even as mad as I was when he beat my boy meddy it was so good to see him playing such good tennis and for him to lose that just is so painful


PlayboiCartiBallsak6

Lets go Brandon


t3sterbester

Why are so many players playing San Diego then Korea right after?? Nakashma, Evans, Connel... Its a 14 hour flight, Nakashima is scheduled to play tomorrow...and he may have san diego final as well


aweap

What are they supposed to do next week? Korea is the closest place they can go to where there will be a tournament next week. The finalists (or atleast the one who wins San Diego) might pull out but it's not like these things haven't happened before. Both Linda and Linette traveled to Korea from Chennai (12hr flight) after playing their final match there last week.


Chosen1gup

Whoever is in the final with withdraw. Players don’t necessarily expect to make the SF/F so they schedule back to back and just withdraw if they need to. Since January this is the second ATP event O’Connell made it past the first round.


GrootRacoon

What happens if team Europe wins the first two games tomorrow and reach 14 points? Will the night session still happen?


escherbach

There is no night session, they play 1 doubles and up to 3 singles (if needed) in the afternoon session


GrootRacoon

But if not needed, will the planned games happen?


escherbach

No


lsiberian-returns

Looks like someone will get their first ATP title tomorrow in San Diego.


Hyperion98

Will Laver Cup survive after the Big 3?


miles11111

I think so if team world can grab one of them and they can get Carlos next year


mattrts

Marcos Giron in his first ATP Tour final!


meditation_account

Why is tennis so formal? I keep seeing photos on Facebook of Team Europe wearing tuxedos.


Sweetcarolinelove

Wait till u see the wimbledon photoshoots


escherbach

At least they don't play in those suits, unlike Snooker


soligen

It’s just this Laver Cup event, but tennis has a history of being a more upper class, expensive, and bougie sport


SmoothLettuce

Not sure the world could handle a Giron-Wolf sleeveless doubles pairing


NikolaGoatic15

Why is Brengle playin ITfs 😅


GGartz

Take a week off from long travel, hang out with friends, get some ranking points. Don't know why people complain about this - you can only get so high in the rankings winning 60Ks and I'm sure its also nice to win sometimes and build confidence and not always be cannon fodder in bigger events. Also, I think its cool for lower ranked players to get a chance to see where they are at compared to a tour regular. Like Diana Shnaider just looking like she's going to crush the NCAA next year, but then Brengle shows up in yoga pants and gives her an almighty beatdown.


lostinmoss

The other response is accurate, but I'd also like to point out that the WTA equivalent of challengers has a very small number of events, so W60s-W100s are often treated like how challenger events are on the ATP. Brengle playing one isn't out of the ordinary, and the same goes for a lot of top 100 players.


Sweetcarolinelove

Probably easier to keep her ranking up that way


slayer_of_potatoes

Looks like Ryan Peniston will be playing Wu Tung-Lin in the Seoul qualifiers later. This will be a difficult match for Ryan because unlike Peniston, Wu Tung-Lin ain't nothing to fuck with.


dannylenwinn

Matteo: Novak speaks better Italian than me. Hopefully he doesn't understand my swearing, he says, jokes Today was easier, with him (Novak) on my side, ya know


dannylenwinn

Djokovic says nice words about Mr. Laver. Thanks again he says. He says 'There's always a hope that Roger comes back' Asks the crowd, you want him back? Let him know how much you want him back ! The crowd roars about it


terrebattue1

Why not? There is no law where a retirement cannot be revoked


stoic_trader

Matteo while speaking is as charming as he looks


Sad_Consideration_49

The number of times I've read/heard "on and off the court" this week 😆


stoic_trader

Laver Cup for ya in a nutshell


dannylenwinn

Federer happy thus far, good win for Team Djokotini


stoic_trader

Highlights of LaverCup day2 Roger retired but Big3 power still exists. Djoko made it personal. Matteo's net game in doubles is unbelievable.


BennyUK7

Ironic that Djokovic of all the players seems to be hitting his smash very well! A few struggles across both teams this weekend.


terrebattue1

Those tears yesterday from him was him wanting revenge. He had to avenge Nadal and Federer, his Big 3 friends!!!


TennisMathematician

That's Djokosmash, bitches!


Slayy35

Lmao Djokovic literally beating a 1V2 on that point


stoic_trader

Matteo is perfect in doubles especially his net game is on point


Roy1984

Small kid went to eat, has to go to bed earlier.


BennyUK7

I hope that was some quality Greek olive oil for Tsitsipas there!


Masca77

novak celebrating in italian hyped me up lol


overtired27

This Novak guy is good, he should play some slams.


lifeisagameweplay

Is there anywhere I can watch the Fed farewell in full?


ankush9s

Totally random but anyone knows which blue bracelet does Meddy wear on his left arm?


Slayy35

They're been at 30-15, 30-30 on World's serve four times in a row and keep fucking it up


stoic_trader

Lol, team World crowd waving US flag.


DBIGLIZARD

How did Novak and Matteo lose that lead


Slayy35

Matteo threw with a failed smash and forehand


stoic_trader

Doubles can be entertaining too, just sayin


lsiberian-returns

It’s very entertaining IMO. The US Open had some great doubles matches this year.


Slayy35

Tfw you djokosmash next to Djokovic, my god Matteo...


stoic_trader

LMAO, my man Berrittini gave tribute to Djoko with that Djokosmash


stoic_trader

Imagine, Tits believing he is the best-looking guy in the world and then he has to sit alongside Berrettini and Casper.


stoic_trader

I want to see the entire crowd support vs big3 support


TigerAxel

Nice wrong call on de minaur’s T serve right there


stoic_trader

Team Europe's strategy is very simple. Djoko be like: I'll cover your backhands you do your FH stuff


Slayy35

I hope they annihilate them, need MOAR vengeance for them denying Fed a final career W


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juankruh1250

Well, he is basically the only one left. Roger retired and Nadal is almost there too, next year he retires after the french.


Schwiliinker

I’ll believe it when I see it


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juankruh1250

Rafa is done sadly, he can't play two tournaments without getting Injured. Nole retirement is not that far off too, once he gets more Slams than Rafa he will problaby retire too. No motivation left for him to play the game.


Schwiliinker

I mean he said he won’t retire until he’s 40 or gets 30 slams


juankruh1250

30 Slams? No say, Alcaraz won't allow that. Alcaraz is basically what Roger was to Agassi in his final years


Schwiliinker

30 slams is almost impossible now but I’m pretty sure that’s what he said at some point. He actually could have reached 30 theoretically


Schwiliinker

Dude alcaraz almost lost to cilic, ruud and tiafoe. He would really struggle to beat djokovic to 5


juankruh1250

Almost losing is basically Novak's career, I find it funny someone would say that to defend Novak.


Schwiliinker

I mean not really he’s won a lot of slams dominating. The point is alcaraz opponents weren’t even that good


juankruh1250

Alcaraz already beat Djokovic and Nadal this year and he is only getting better and better.


stoic_trader

Well Rafa surprised me so many times in those fifteen-odd years. I know it is very miraculous this time but it wouldn't shock me if Rafa manage to surprise me just 1 last time


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stoic_trader

That will be so epic and even more for Tennis as a sport


TennisMathematician

Djoker is on a mission


dannylenwinn

No Djokosmash from Novak. hmm


dannylenwinn

De Minaur has to hold here ..... must hold


TennisMathematician

With a coach like Borg, you do not need a coaching in tennis during the play. Has anyone ever heard him saying something during the break, let alone giving a useful advice?


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Jesus, imagine if Djokovic could return into the doubles alley in singles matches.


dannylenwinn

Not good by Alex there, but it's only the 1st game


stoic_trader

I love how Djoko is invested in this


dannylenwinn

Come on De Minaur, you gotta return better than that


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I think De Minaur/Sock take this. Djokovic is much worse at doubles and Berrettini's backhand is a glaring weakness regardless of the format. EDIT: Maybe not lmao.


dannylenwinn

USA: We are supporting Team World here, we support Jack and Alex


stoic_trader

Big3 has some unspoken bond between them. They took it personally if some 3rd person try to take a dig at them, todays Djoko-Tiafoe felt very personal, today Djoko wanted to set the record straight after y'days double loss.


dannylenwinn

Jack is the best doubles player in the world. Can birthday boy beat Djokovic. Reilly Opelka may seem to think so. Opelka: Jack Sock and Alex De Minaur are my picks to win this (undoubtedly)


Antonio_is_better

Opelka as a presenter just looks so fking weird. And it's not because he's a bad pundit.


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Mop head and being about 2x the size of the other presenters, lmao. His commentary is super on point though.


mani9612

Yeah the mop head aint it


k5122

"I am the next gen" \- probably nole.


Antonio_is_better

"Carlos is dodging me"


dannylenwinn

Reilly Opelka: Novak is a class act, he's a player's player, and is great to all of us (he actually said this)


ProgressEuphoric

Nole is really enjoying being in this year's laver cup


SarmaSRB

Great speech, very articulate


stoic_trader

Djoko please stop, I am weeping again


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Federer be like: That's sweet and all but this asshole still took Wimbledon 2019 and 2015 and 2014 from me.


Schwiliinker

Also federer and nadal couldn’t even sniff an Australian open title for the last decade unless djokovic was injured or banned


Dafuqyoutalkingabout

Things fans say?


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Just a joke. I'm pretty agnostic between the big 3 at this point.


dannylenwinn

Coach Federer successful in taking Novak to his singles win. Djokovic did well himself, especially in serving. It's doubles time ! Can World get vengeance In interview, Djokovic says he saw the ball very well. Talks about the emotional day yesterday. He is pleased with the performance. He is talking about the mix of emotions in the retirement, both the sadness, and then it's happy because Federer's retirement ceremonies went well. He says he is grateful to be alongside with his colleagues to witness it. Novak is also happy to see Fed's parents and Mirka, and the family.


Sad_Consideration_49

djokovic really just different. i think the stubbornness of not getting vaccinated is the same stubbornness that drives him to being so freaking good. as a fan it's a shame :/


bitchincoffin

That was the most hilariously awkward hug between novak and bjorn


King0494

Novak: Big Foe? More like Lil' Foe


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17 winners, 3 UEs. AO ~~2020~~ 2019 Final like performance, even if against a lesser opponent.


k5122

Isn't AO 2020 final was a 5 setter?


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Shoot, you're right I meant AO 2019.


Roy1984

You mean AO 2019? That was probably the best match he ever played, at least that's what Novak and Rafa said.


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Yup, my mistake. Thanks!


nachtgiger1

Djokovic at the net: “Roger sends his regards.“


Slayy35

Tiafoe beat Nadal on hardcourt and he was understandably on a big high. But now he met the Final Boss and got humbled. Never thought I'd be happy for vengeance in favor of Fedal, but this tryhard deserved it for that Fed retirement match.


nathoes123

No vaseline


stoic_trader

Team Europe be like "F--ck these normies" /s


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"next gen is a bunch of n00bs" - Nole


stoic_trader

Except..... wish we have a beer cam of big3


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Man, just read Rafa's Spanish presser. You've got to feel for the guy.


youngcadadia22

“Yeah yeah” - djokovic


Slayy35

Did you guys know, not only was Fed a ballboy in his youth, he was also Nole's waterboy in his retirement?


King0494

😂


King0494

Ah, 6-1 4-3 we meet again, the old Novak trap


xpectomysterious

this guy is amazing 🤣


stoic_trader

That Tshirt guy is far better than Beer queen in USO


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stoic_trader

I love how you used * like its F word, lol. You are more socially aware than me


Roy1984

Lol that legend in the crowd


stoic_trader

"Make fuck normalize"- Tiafoe & Kyrogis


Slayy35

Hits let, not only does he not say sorry but celebrates lmao No man has tried this hard in an exhibition tournament


Extension_Sun_3536

Comment fits the flair


SarmaSRB

Who's commentating for Eurosport? A man and a woman, i mean their names, they're really good


perilouspear

The netcord is singlehandedly making this a match lol


Roy1984

Lol Tiafoe celebrating the legendary net move🤣


Cyberecal

Name a more iconic duo than Foe and the net chord


dannylenwinn

Tiafoe: Wtf that went in, how did that go in


Roy1984

McEnroe: *You can't be serious*


Masca77

[Foe be like](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2gNx4-REIA)


stoic_trader

Lol next gen of Djoko's own team is now worried


SelectZookeepergame5

How is Tiafoe looking now compared to his game against Nadal at USO?