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1 hour ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

Cilic is also out of Cincy now.

Wow...and he is the defending champion. That's a loss of 1000 points.

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2 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

Wow...and he is the defending champion. That's a loss of 1000 points.

 

Wow!  That's a lot of points!

 

Ostapenko cracks me up.  I believe every word of this because at one event, she was telling her coach Aga sucks and she shouldn't be losing points to her.  I love this girl :lol::lol::lol:

 

https://twitter.com/AnnaK_4ever/status/896027984406216704

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The male players are dropping like flies. It just proves that the tour is too long and they need to drop some of the meaningless tournaments. I've always thought that the end of the season should be after the US Open with the final 8 playing in September. Then end of season until January.

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13 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

The male players are dropping like flies. It just proves that the tour is too long and they need to drop some of the meaningless tournaments. I've always thought that the end of the season should be after the US Open with the final 8 playing in September. Then end of season until January.

 

I don't think they should drop the tournies as it helps up and comers gain points to put them in better positions to move forward.  The vets need to play in less torunies if they want to remain injury free.  They win the big ones anyhow!  See: Roger Federer!

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Schwartzman vs Haase.....lawd.....no wonder tennis ratings are in the toilet...wonder if 1 person is watching this boring match?...LOL

 

I'm sure ESPN is not happy with this match up either.

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9 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

Schwartzman vs Haase.....lawd.....no wonder tennis ratings are in the toilet...wonder if 1 person is watching this boring match?...LOL

 

I'm sure ESPN is not happy with this match up either.

 

Especially since Canada decided to slow their courts way down this year. I can only imagine-- this match must be like watching a clay court match on Ambien.

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11 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

Especially since Canada decided to slow their courts way down this year. I can only imagine-- this match must be like watching a clay court match on Ambien.

Roger barely beat Ferrer yesterday. The courts look very slow and always have in Canada. Last week in Washington they were too fast.

 

Vika not allowed to leave LA with son....so looks like no US Open for Vika....she is stuck in LA

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17 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

Roger barely beat Ferrer yesterday. The courts look very slow and always have in Canada. Last week in Washington they were too fast.

 

Vika not allowed to leave LA with son....so looks like no US Open for Vika....she is stuck in LA

 

I feel like Canada's courts have usually been mid-tempo range like IW or Miami but this year it's been ridiculously slow, like Rio Games, quicksand slow.

 

In any case, if these U.S. Open series tournaments aren't going to ensure that they are at least close to the speed at the U.S. Open, then what's the point of being part of the "U.S. Open series"??:blink:

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6 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

I feel like Canada's courts have usually been mid-tempo range like IW or Miami but this year it's been ridiculously slow, like Rio Games, quicksand slow.

 

In any case, if these U.S. Open series tournaments aren't going to ensure that they are at least close to the speed at the U.S. Open, then what's the point of being part of the "U.S. Open series"??:blink:

I think they said last year's US Open courts were pretty slow. Roger would have loved Washington's court. Look at Kevin Anderson's run there...he isn't much of a big server/big hitter yet he was serving big serves out of nowhere. My favorite of the series has been Cincy.

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Oh yeah, last year's U.S. Open court was unusually slower.  God, I hope they don't make it that slow again!  I don't think I could take another Kerber/Pliskova final!

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That's why Stan won last year...the courts were slow although he was close to losing early. I usually only watch the men's matches unless a woman's match appeals to me. The woman's tour is so boring to watch.

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To each their own but I don't find women's tennis boring. It's less predictable than the men's for sure, but not boring.  The women's french final was more interesting than the men's, JMO. 

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3 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

To each their own but I don't find women's tennis boring. It's less predictable than the men's for sure, but not boring.  The women's french final was more interesting than the men's, JMO. 

Well Rafa is boring on clay...so I'll give you that....LOL.....I didn't even see the men's final in the french. Once I knew Rafa had beaten Thiem in the semis...I didnt even tune in.

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38 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

To each their own but I don't find women's tennis boring. It's less predictable than the men's for sure, but not boring.  The women's french final was more interesting than the men's, JMO. 

 

I agree!  When I can catch a match, I'm usually enjoying it.  beIN is still trash tho!

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