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Reilly Opelka looks like a clown with that long hair and beard and the cap and tie-dyed shirt.

 

Super unlucky for Swiatek to face Coco so soon after her quarterfinal against Svitolina.

 

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39 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

How is it unlucky for Swiatek to face Coco?

Coco was in form this week (beating Sakkari and Sabalenka) and Swiatek played her rain-delayed QF just hours ago whereas Coco had a retirement-shortened match yesterday against Barty, plus a day of rest. Iga wound up winning but it was a tough battle. Hopefully she has enough in the tank for tomorrow against Karolina.

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Tsisitpas took a late wildcard in Lyon.  I'm shocked! He's playing way too much tennis. It will cost him in Paris. 

 

The Lyon tournament has a great field.

4 hours ago, Faulkner said:

Sonego is no joke.

He hadn't done squat until now. Playing in Rome helps too but now Thiem tiebreaker loss doesn't look that bad.

 

Waiting for Rublev to take a wildcard somewhere.

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51 minutes ago, Faulkner said:

Coco was in form this week (beating Sakkari and Sabalenka) and Swiatek played her rain-delayed QF just hours ago whereas Coco had a retirement-shortened match yesterday against Barty, plus a day of rest. Iga wound up winning but it was a tough battle. Hopefully she has enough in the tank for tomorrow against Karolina.

 

Swiatek has been better than either Sakkari or Sabalenka on clay though. She's the current RG. As much as I like Coco, her second serve and tendency to overshoot was going to let her down against Swiatek. If anything, at 19, Iga was even more energized from an earlier win. It is always a double-edged sword for Coco to have gotten that Haley retirement, she may have been under-prepared to play a RG champion, whereas, had she beaten Simona, she might have looked at Swiatek in a totally different light.

 

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Who's louder? Sonego or Rublev?  Surprised nothing is done about it. Tennis fans complaining about it on Twitter.

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53 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

Who's louder? Sonego or Rublev?  Surprised nothing is done about it. Tennis fans complaining about it on Twitter.

I mean, they let Danielle Collins scream like a banshee through matches without getting reprimanded…

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I haven't yet seen Sonego in a match (that I can remember) but I have seen tweets claiming that his grunts are more akin to a hindrance.

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It's amazing that this is still going on. (The complaining about players grunting)

I remember that this was an issue already 30 years ago with Monica Seles. There was even talk that the reason she was so thrashed by Graf at Wimbledon 1992 was because she tried to keep her grunting down after opponents earlier in the tournament had complained, and that it affected her play.  

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IMO grunting is unnecessary. Its ridiculous. Its a hinderance. When I played for many many years I never grunted while hitting my shots. 

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