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Halep wins in Montreal. I’ve never seen Sloane more devastated by a loss.

 

Lots of people saying Halep should pull out of Cincinnati to save her body for the U.S. Open.

Edited by Faulkner

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We might not see either one of them in Cincinnati.  Simona complained a lot about having to play so many matches at night and the toll it was taking and as you mentioned @Faulkner Sloane looked emotionally spent and even during the match, her footwork and her legs seemed somewhat dodgy toward the end.

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13 minutes ago, ChitHappens said:

Stefanos finding out Nadal is a totally different animal!  

Yeah. And he was exhausted having to go through Thiem, Djokovic, Sascha, and Anderson, the last three all three setters. Even if he were brimming with energy, Nadal in full flight was going to be tough to deal with. But it’s a good, humbling experience to show how much further he’ll have to climb to truly break through.  

 

Nadal’s defensive skills are unreal. The fact that Novak beat him more often than not just shows how extraordinary Novak can be.

 

This is such a deflating, anticlimactic watch after the Halep-Stephens epic. I guess that was to be expected.

 

Nadal was super sexy with the long hair and bare arms in those old clips from the 2005 final against Agassi.

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Halep is very good at telling her most vociferous fans to simmer down. She was great in handling the Nastase drama at Fed Cup. You don’t see that often from players, and it’s one of the reasons I’ve come to like her, even though her early negativity put me off.

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Some say her speech was directed at those shouting politically motivated obscenities, nothing about the Romanian loons that follow her around the globe. 

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Oof. Maybe we spoke too soon? Tragic game serving for the match from Rafa.

 

Meanwhile, Tiger is making his move at the PGA championship.

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Nadal choked his lead away (Tsitsipas did step up), but he didn’t choke when the match was on the line, unlike Tsitsipas’s previous opponents.

 

I have a bit more respect for Tsitsipas after his fight back in the 2nd set. Still a long way to go for him, but dude is 20. 

 

Someone said Rafa had a bigger reaction after this win than he did after winning most of his Slams!

 

 

Just a golf aside, Brooks Koepka is a big slab of beefy goodness, and Tiger looks like he might be sh!tting the bed.

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14 hours ago, Faulkner said:

Oof. Maybe we spoke too soon? Tragic game serving for the match from Rafa.

 

Meanwhile, Tiger is making his move at the PGA championship.

 

I'm not into giving Halep any credit where the Romanians are concerned, as I don't believe she's earned it. She's stood on the sidelines while Nastase has insulted and denigrated other women on numerous occasions.  The same goes for her relationship to Tiriac.

In fact, when asked in press about issues of the values of equal pay for the women, she's demurred, signaling that she believes the men deserve more than the women.

 

I'm surprised that anyone would think that Simona is vocal on anything.  I've always seen her to be reluctant to do anything other than offer platitudes and only when pushed.

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