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TmR_99

Can someone explain the tomic memes to me pls? Was he good before or something? I just saw kygrios' insta story and someone asked if he would play an exhibition with him lol


SwgohSpartan

Sucks that Fritz got sick apparently but at least Jenson is playing well this week. I know the notion most people have is that Jenson really struggled this year, and maybe a bit off expectations but I think it’s been a solid season from him, at 24-18 overall now and should finish top 50, still a young guy with time to improve


Flimsy-Piglet-5263

Does Nadal have any chances of becoming Year end number 1?


shegotofftheplane

Why did Fritz withdraw from Seoul?


Chosen1gup

Kwon hasn’t gotten past the second round of a tournament in over a year


kashbets

Match seems fairly even as of right now, think Brooksby will break him within the next service game or 2 and then run away with it?


Chosen1gup

Once Kwon went 0/5 on BPs in the first game I felt it was over


kashbets

Kwon broke Brooksby then proceeds to get throughly dominated at least I can go to bed now


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pokeyoshi96

Unfortunate for him he’s close to top ten… gonna be dropping those sf Indian wells points from last fall too soon. Hope he feels better soon


chespiotta

ATP 500 Tokyo weak field not gonna lie.


rubbish_bin030121

Astana looks like second week of a GS but Tokyo looks like first week of a GS


lostinmoss

Uchida's very sudden and somewhat random improvement over the last year has been interesting to watch


Nastypav12

Highlights from today: Lauren Davis with a gritty third set win over SST on clay; next Mayer Sherif for a semifinal spot! Kanepi gets it done over Penko; not sure what she said post match in her native language but crowd applauded for a long time. Ana Bogdan is becoming queen of 250's; I'll favor the winner of her QF with Begu to take Parma title.


clearlyPisces

She said she hadn't experienced such strong support before here in Estonia. Not that she gets to play often here. She also said new balls gave Ostapenko an edge but as the balls "aged", she got the edge.


chespiotta

Ons to play Raducanu at the 2022 Mubadala World Tennis Champs Exibition https://www.instagram.com/p/CjCiFFlvibv/?igshid=NzNkNDdiOGI= Edit: Who is downvoting me…


Infas63

What was up with the whole on-court coaching situation w Carlos Alcaraz a few months (maybe a year?) back? Iirc there were quite a few people in this Reddit upset w him or something? Cause I’ve noticed attitudes have really shifted positively towards him in this sub Just wanted to know, he’s not an asshole or anything, no?


ReadyComplex5706

No, he is a good kid. The coaching thing never bothered me, but it was kind of annoying that he got away with it and others did not. That is more on the umpires (maybe the ATP) than on him though. He just annoys me with all the fist-pumping lol, but he wasn't so bad at the US Open.


lostinmoss

I don't think anyone was ever truly upset with him outside of a handful of people, since coaching violations were pretty widespread. On court coaching is currently allowed though, so there isn't much for anyone to complain about with it now.


ChaoticFeminineQueen

I've been out of the loop: What exactly happened to Thiem? I'm not saying he should get back to the level from a couple of years ago, but why is he *this* bad?


slayer_of_potatoes

His injury fucked up his wrist, which he absolutely needed to produce the spin on his shots, especially the forehand. Physically, it's better now, but he lost his confidence in it. It's a mental barrier he is slowly overcoming. Also, he played a very close match against the world number 16 today, he's not *that* bad.


ChaoticFeminineQueen

Yeah, I guess I am asking too much from him... but just two or three years ago he looked like the only guy who can push Djokovic and possibly beat him on hard-courts. And to go from that to this is just a massive drop-off. Hope he comes back. I would love to see prime Thiem against Alcaraz, this new Medvedev, Sinner, etc. They would be such fun match-ups.


iconisanimi

[https://twitter.com/buticut/status/1575117147604385796?s=20&t=r1p9adi\_6pQ6jSQF3AqaDg](https://twitter.com/buticut/status/1575117147604385796?s=20&t=r1p9adi_6pQ6jSQF3AqaDg) man, all these photos by Alexa Fechete are just so wonderful. I love Casper just calmly sitting next to Rafa. EDIT: yeah, day 6 of crying about all of it, yeahsureyabetcha.


shegotofftheplane

Casper is every guy when someone starts crying to them and they don’t know how to comfort them or what to do lol


Sweetcarolinelove

Krejcikova vs Haddad Maia in the quarters in Tallinn


CoolstorySteve

Poor Sasho feeling the pressure :( Musetti is taking this third easily unfortunately


icecreamwithketchup

Musetti having a good old fashioned choke off with someone ranked below 300


icecreamwithketchup

Playing a lot better now, actually being assertive instead of rolling the ball over. Helps when your opponent completely runs out of gas, but it really shouldn't have been this close


knickgooner10

This is definitely one of the tie-breaks of all time


Miss_Medussa

Tommy Paul


mastershake714

Some excellent playing from Krejčíková today, I’m always rooting for her. Hoping to see more from Kostyuk in the future, that was a really fun first set to watch.


The_Entheogenist

The Sofia crowd is loving the Lazarov/Musetti match.


Slambodog

Did they release the list of Wildcards for the Ostravia Open? Going to be pretty cutthroat for those slots


jbartlettcoys

Ah nice is it Ostrava!!! time again?


Slambodog

Next week, yeah


jbartlettcoys

Not a minute too soon, I have a hankering for exuberant, superfluous punctuation


jimthree60

?!!!!!!!!?!!


t3sterbester

Just realized Nishioka has defeated evans again in Korea, 6-0 H2H now lmao


jarzyniowski

If you would like to play the [Guess the Tennis Players](https://www.reddit.com/r/tennis/comments/xql7ra/guess_the_tennis_players_final_part/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) game, here it is. It’s the last time that I’m doing it so enjoy!


morsecodetwopoint0

It's depressing that I'm still at a point that whenever Thiem gets broken, I think to myself "Well, that's the set..."


fingerdumbed

The rightful king Cilic obliterates the usurper Thiem.


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Lol this interviewer is talking all over Cilic.


TNipper

Happy Birthday Marin, not too happy though - cause I saw you at Queens and you played like crap that day!


ty5486

I am sad but it was a good performance from Domi. Cilic is just so tough, still getting these long matches against great opponents can only help


A-dab

I really like them both, shame only one could win. Hope Thiem's form continues to improve, and happy birthday Marin!


solitarysniper

Man tennis is brutal. Literally two poor points, including a double fault at 30-30 on Thiem’s serve in the 3rd set decided the match.


Sad_Consideration_49

Sretan rodendan marin! Finally got a win over thiem (obviously not in his greatest form but still....would have been 0-5 if he lost today)


HTMListerine

The ancient Mariner strikes again


InsensitiveCocksucka

Lol those kids wishing Cilic a happy birthday in kinda broken english while he's preparing for match point is too good😂


sriv_ak_04

Marin Cilic finally gets his 1st Win over Dominic Thiem


domithiemsass

Thiem is one of the most entertaining players of all time


Kelanfarx

Astana looks stacked compared to Tokyo, wow


Earnmuse_is_amanrag

Thiem's forehand always betrays him in crucial moments these days.


Sweetcarolinelove

Yes Babs wins the first set!


A-dab

Cilic breaks


domithiemsass

Fuck bro why


Earnmuse_is_amanrag

Is there any way to make these indoor hard court tournaments look a little less depressing?


t3sterbester

for real can barely watch tel aviv compared to seoul


obi_kennawobi

More plants or something like that


Sad_Consideration_49

Kontaveits two fav things. House plants and indoor tournaments


Sweetcarolinelove

Ostrava!!!


Earnmuse_is_amanrag

Yeah, how does that look so bright


browwnairbrowwneyes

and kostyuk loses the first set after being up 3-0. she's gotta control her emotions better on the court!


Tricky-Author-8226

She had break points in 5/6 return games💀


browwnairbrowwneyes

YIKES! saw her play doubles this year at the u.s open with zhang shuai. it was pretty tough to watch & she seemed to just ignore any of shuai's pep talk. lol


Grumo02

Clutch serving


domithiemsass

DOMI 🇦🇹🇦🇹


Tricky-Author-8226

Since it happened, I keep rewatching THAT Cilic tiebreak at RG vs Rublev from time to time to energize me lol God mode Cilic is ridiculous.


Earnmuse_is_amanrag

Greatest tie break played in history


LifeguardForeign

Do it to em Domi!!!


Nabucodonosor89

Brenda Fruhvirtova won her 26th match in a row today. She beat the 2021 Wimbledon junior champion Ane Mintegi del Olmo 6/4 6/2 in W60 San Sebastian. With another win she will enter the top 150 at 15 years old.


Earnmuse_is_amanrag

Man returning big serves with a one handed backhand is such a nightmare. You either have to have crazy reflexes like Federer, stand in and you can still only block/slice them back, or you need to have crazy strength like Thiem, stand way back and muscle it. As someone who also uses a one hander, it's always such a love/hate relationship with that shot.


lostinmoss

Flashbacks to Federer SABRing people


domithiemsass

Yeah he’s just deflecting it and it’s amazing. You have to have ridiculously good hand eye


icecreamwithketchup

I feel like Domi is going to have to clutch this out in another tiebreak if Cilic doesn't drop his level


domithiemsass

That is very very good domi 🇦🇹🇦🇹


cdddr

Both servebotting.


LifeguardForeign

Cmon domi!


Grumo02

Man cilic is so good


Grumo02

Domi need his forehand to be back to his level


domithiemsass

That’s an unbelievable hold 🇦🇹 🇦🇹


domithiemsass

I mean how do you rip a backhand like that down a break point. Just so tough


domithiemsass

Holy shit Dominic


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Cilic saw he was playing a fan favorite and said fuck the fans.


IdontExistorDoI

Brenda fruhvirtova won her first match on 60K, defeating local wildcard and former wimbledon junior champion Mintegi del Olmo 6-4 6-2, setting her match winstreak to 26 matches in a row.


34TH_ST_BROADWAY

Dude Kwon beat, Chung Yun-seong, puts a serious beating on the ball. Maybe just needs to lose some weight. But reminded me of Karatsev and Bashiavilli the sheer violence of his groundies.


gana04

Oof I just saw that Djokovic won't play Tel Aviv cause Erlich injured himself in practice. Such a shame, poor dude, that was going to be his last tournament wasn't it?


KelleyLawrenceG

Isn’t he playing Paris?


A-dab

No, Erlich. He's retiring


KelleyLawrenceG

That’s just wrong men


etziex

Honestly I would like to just see Dominic swing on the forehand. Obviously it’ll miss a lot but I think it’ll be good for him to just let it loose


KelleyLawrenceG

Not that easy without the confidence…


etziex

Thats how you build confidence lol


KelleyLawrenceG

But without the confidence you’ll just make mistakes and it gets even worse


etziex

But if he’s open to making those mistakes and accepts that it may get worse before it gets better I think it could be good. Then again I could be totally wrong, I don’t know what works for him and what doesn’t lol


domithiemsass

Thiem just needs to focus on the 3rd, LETS GO DOMI


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Hot take: With Roger retired, the prettiest ONB in the world belongs to...Diane Parry. It's just so clean.


jbartlettcoys

Even if Roger came out of retirement the answer is still Gasquet.


Tricky-Author-8226

This is Lajovic erasure


domithiemsass

I’m in the minority but thiems backhand is really pretty, just the way he takes it back, it’s like he’s loading it to unleash the power


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Thiem and Stanimal's backhands are so powerful it feels weird calling them pretty lol. Like when they load up on one it's like a sledgehammer coming down. Yea it's still beautiful but it's still a sledgehammer. Roger is an exception I guess. Dimitrov too but he generally doesn't have that much power in that backhand.


domithiemsass

Yeah Federer has really effortless power. Shapovalov hits it ridiculously hard too (but really don’t like him lol)


TWISTIE_

Dimitrov? Shapovalov? Wawrinka? Musetti?


icecreamwithketchup

It's Dan Evans without a doubt


[deleted]

I like his too. It's definitely a bigger weapon. Parry's lacks power but it's nicer looking imo. Musetti also has a nice looking one.


icecreamwithketchup

I'm half-joking because Dan and Fed used to train together, My favorite is probably Musetti or Thiem


TWISTIE_

Cilic whenever he’s playing my favorite players 😤😤😤😤😤


icecreamwithketchup

Thiem needs GOD Mode Cilic to go away if he wants to win this


Itoxicdemon

Cilic never goes God mode when I want him to, yet now I want Thiem to win, Cilic suddenly starts playing amazing tennis haha


LifeguardForeign

People talking like Domi is anywhere near being in form lol


[deleted]

I mean at some point you gotta wonder if that form is there anymore. Yea it takes time and he's had some good wins, but they're off the back of his resiliency and backhand. His forehand is still not anywhere where it was.


TWISTIE_

Marin cilic piece of shit always shows up just in time against my favorites but whenever I root for him he crawls back into the fucking hole in the ground


Sad_Consideration_49

It's his birthday. Be nice


ALifeAsAGhost

Same! Like he’s beaten my fave Rublev at 2 slams this year after going into god mode, then forgets how to play when I want him to 🤦‍♀️


domithiemsass

Lmao


mertz97

what a 2nd set from Cilic for know. I'm so sad he cant be that consistently


TWISTIE_

Dominic is one of the mentally toughest players until it’s time to hold a lead in a new set


domithiemsass

why Marin


icecreamwithketchup

Domi :(


domithiemsass

Thiems speed is criminally underrated. So is his netplay. Just a really complete player. No matter what happens today this is a really good result and level. Confident in his abilities to return to the top next season


icecreamwithketchup

Marin has been hitting some Novak-esque FH returns today


mattrts

On a side note, Cilic may have one of the best inside-out forehands of all time when he's on


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Sinner and him are easily the best in the world at that right now. I can't even think of anyone else who comes close. Their inside out forehands are just thunderous.


mattrts

I'd put Ruud above both of them. It's his best shot


tigrefacile

Carl1tos has a pretty decent inside out FH, just saying.


domithiemsass

That backhand is just extraordinary


mattrts

Besides the two games where they got broken, that was a super high level set of tennis. Best I've seen from Thiem this year.


LifeguardForeign

LFG domi


SWALLOWTHEDAMNPILL

Cilic better take set 2


TNipper

Thiem was quite clutch there, so good to see him back. Cilic is not exactly in bad form either.


icecreamwithketchup

Very good set between Domi and Cilic, both were a little shaky at times but a really high level TB to finish it off.


Itoxicdemon

Thiem takes the first set with an ace!


Unaatennista

I don’t know why people weren’t more excited about Cilic Thiem I was looking forward to this all day lol


domithiemsass

YES DOMI


Unaatennista

Thiem takes the first set!!


evilseesaw

Come on Kanepi!


aweap

Apparently Mussetti's playing another one-hander from Bulgaria. Someone with a badass name 'Lazarov'. 😱


aweap

Grigor reserves his best for his hometown...in Monte Carlo. 😑


Unaatennista

💀


lefthill

Did Korda drop adidas? I saw him wearing Nike the other day


Classics22

Probably the other way around the way he's been playing..


domithiemsass

He’s been wearing Nike since Atlanta


Unaatennista

He was wearing Nike yesterday in his match


ameliaSea

5-0 lead again on the 3rd set!


SwgohSpartan

Any news on whether Nadal plays ATP finals or not? On the one hand, between injuries and his wife’s pregnancy it makes a lot of sense he won’t play again this year and is just biding his time for one last Aus Open run; maybe hoping to finally conquer Djokovic at that event. On the other hand, he’s never won ATP finals so I know it would mean a lot to him to win it finally


domithiemsass

I don’t think he’s playing no


Josh1923

Grigor makes me question everything


aweap

Wait what happened there? Penko challenged Kanepi's return winner on her serve and they showed Penko's own serve being in?? I thought they would show whether Kanepi's return was in...


CoolstorySteve

Grigor trying to beat some unforced errors record today or what


BelgianBond

He's been trying for longer than that.


Kahn-wald

When you're playing Ostapenko you gotta put the foot in her throat and finish the job by giving her little chance, otherwise she will come back and beat you somehow. Her ability to win matches like these is unbelievable.


Sad_Consideration_49

I want penko cilic mixed doubles 😍😍😍 My fav hard hitting inconsistent chokers. Both even shuffle their feet the same way on returns


BelgianBond

If I was Cilic I wouldn't risk the injury: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRRPRo71sWY


aweap

Love this fantastic home support for Kanepi! 🥰


slayer_of_potatoes

Just got home and Thiem is up 4-2. Sweet. Thiem playing well or Cilic playing badly?


icecreamwithketchup

Cilic had an absolute stinker of a game and Thiem capitalized. Not confident in either of them winning this set atm


slayer_of_potatoes

I'm pretty confident that one of them will do it.


icecreamwithketchup

The question is which one? They've been really up and down so far, Cilic plays a bad game then fires off 4 aces in the next one. Thiem hits some great BHs, then misses a bunch of them to give the break away


fingerdumbed

Cilic clearly saw our Reddit thread and got confused about who was supposed to defy what and now he’s losing.


Kahn-wald

Kanepi will still choke this set somehow. She's a master at it.


rubbish_bin030121

Really? Penko plans to come back 0-5 and tries to win the match with 7-5?


JoeshpMR

I think the MTO was just so she could rest, and Kanepi doesn't even look tired.


BelgianBond

20 mins for the first 4 games in Thiem-Cilic. The Austrian's been taking the long route in a lot of these comeback matches, and it's not always worked for him(especially in the subsequent match up).


icecreamwithketchup

People who complain about Rafa not getting Time Violations have never seen Cilic serve


Unaatennista

Don’t most people hate Cilic’s serve routine


icecreamwithketchup

My point is more that both of them are very good at serving with less than 5 seconds remaining and complaining about how they don't get reprimanded enough is useless. But yes, Cilic's serve motion, especially the foot movement, is one of the weirdest in the sport


Unaatennista

Oh lol I completely misread your first comment


JoeshpMR

Kanepi is so impressive, 37yo and out there playing big time tennis with these kids. Looks like she could play as long as she wants.


clearlyPisces

Yeah, she's in better shape than some of the younger players. If she stays that way and avoids injuries, then it should work out for her. And she doesn't really have any pressure... she just enjoys the game.


MrsTMLJ

How do you get broken after being up 40-0? Ask Penko.


CoolstorySteve

Wake up Grisho


Unaatennista

Man seeing the trajectory of Domi’s career is sad


A-dab

Now that big Fed is gone it's time for baby Fed to take over the throne and win the prophesied Calendar Slam. *Sees Dimitrov behind 3-6 1-1 against Ivashka* Nevermind


BelgianBond

It's a bit late for Gasquet to win the calendar slam.


Fev3r

Ivashka is playing really well actually, self-destruction has not been initiated by Grigor (yet)


raysofdavies

17th Vs 32nd in the world is a crazy first round tie for a small tournament like this btw


raysofdavies

Jelenaaaaaa come on, we need another Penko title


rubbish_bin030121

Penko challenges successfully in an important point, it is harder than she comes back from 2-5


lefthill

Man killer backhands from JO


Unaatennista

Is the Theim Cilic match going to start earlier? Edit yes it is


clearlyPisces

I feel very sorry for the balls in Kanepi-Ostapenko match. They are being shredded.


swapan_99

Wonder how the Djokovic Wrist is feeling after Laver Cup. Hopefully he's not pushing himself too much for Tel Aviv. He'll still make the ATP finals later, no need risking long term stuff here.


Unaatennista

He said in his press conference yesterday that it feels completely healed


hojbjerfc

Listen there is a certain section of tennis fans (sports betters and old assholes) who i would say 90% of racism in tennis is from. But the amount of young stef fans who i have seen some horrible racism from in the past few days is shocking to me. No the reverse of “Greek Yogurt” isn’t “dark chocolate”, or variations of that (I have even someone say the reverse would be monkey…a term absolutely LOADED with racist history) when in reality it would be like cheeseburger or hot dog or something(and ngl i would find those two nicknames funny as an American myself). This whole thing has become so overblown and thats not even getting into the idiots calling “Greek Yogurt” homophobic


ameliaSea

1. Absolutely Greek yoghurt is not the equivalent of monkey ffs, or dark chocolate. That is ridiculous. 2. Americans always assume all other cultures have a perfect grasp of the racial mess you made. You are not the center of the world. 3. I believe you are the one blowing these ignorant responses out of proportion. 4. If you read all that on Twitter, leave, Twitter is a dark place.


hojbjerfc

I don’t assume that but I think monkey as a racist term is known by now. Yes it was on twitter but no I am not blowing it out of proportion if you look up greek yogurt you will see hundreds of tweets saying that the reverse of greek yogurt is these racist terms


ameliaSea

I thought you meant in this sub. I don't doubt that plenty racists took this as an opportunity to spit vitriol and call reverse racism.


fingerdumbed

What’s up with Nole / Erlich — any news on why they withdrew?


Unaatennista

I think Erlich got injured in practice


fingerdumbed

That sucks :(


Unaatennista

Is tennis tv not showing Nole’s doubles? Aww nvm it’s not happening


Sweetcarolinelove

Just turned on the match and Kanepi and Ostapenko are trying to win the award for ugliest dress, just look at them