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Old 02-25-2023, 10:43 AM   #941
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Iga lost a set?

And now down a break!
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Old 02-25-2023, 11:01 AM   #942
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Looks like Iga was spraying today and her serves got eaten
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Old 02-25-2023, 12:39 PM   #943
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So Iga isn't infallible after all - Barbora Krejčíková wins the title 6-4 6-2 - Also a nice run for Andy, but Medvedev just too good as he takes it 6-4 6-4
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Old 02-26-2023, 09:23 AM   #944
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In case you missed it...

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Old 02-26-2023, 01:24 PM   #945
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He may win 8 Slams in a row, honestly who's going to stop him in 5 years?
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Old 02-26-2023, 02:29 PM   #946
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I’m enjoying the god tier athleticism now because that doesn’t last forever. I want to see how he’ll evolve his game for more efficient points over time the way the Big 3 did, and I think he’s well set up for that because of the all court aggressive mentality.

I’ll bold guess his main rival for slams for the next decade will be Rune.
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Old 02-26-2023, 03:03 PM   #947
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Another young guy to keep an eye on is Jiri Lehecka, he really should have beaten Andy to face Medvedev in the final this weekend. He has a complete game (big serve, ground strokes are smooth, and not hesitant to come to net either). I think he will be in the top 20 before the end of 2023.
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Old 02-26-2023, 05:14 PM   #948
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Carlitos was up a set and 3-love love-30 when he suffered a right knee injury. He can barely move out there and Norrie is about to break Alcaraz to serve for the championship.
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Old 02-26-2023, 05:27 PM   #949
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Norrie takes the title in Rio 5-7 6-4 7-5. Charlie was playing on one leg for the second half of the match and did quite well just smacking winners as well as errors. What sucks is that he was scheduled to play Acapulco this week and that's not happening now.
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Old 02-26-2023, 05:33 PM   #950
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Pain if you play for Spain
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Old 02-26-2023, 05:34 PM   #951
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I'm not a big Norrie fan as IMO he's a brutally effective pusher but I was impressed by his game this week as he was involved in a lot of excellent points. Alcaraz probably wins the match in straight sets if he doesn't get injured but hats off to Norrie for being steady enough to overcome what was a match full of momentum swings.
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If fellow lefty Shapo could bring some of Norrie's shot tolerance/selection into his game, he would easily be a top 10 player.
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If fellow lefty Shapo could bring some of Norrie's shot tolerance/selection into his game, he would easily be a top 10 player.
Norrie also seems much stronger mentally.
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Norrie also seems much stronger mentally.
He didn't let that line call that went against him (the ball was clearly in even though Norrie thought it was out) bother him and just got right back to business. We've seen Denis have some pretty big blowups in the past in similar situations.
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Injury/rest updates:

Andy Murray not playing this week in Dubai after a tough week in Doha
Nick Kyrgios is out of Indian Wells and Miami (still recovering from knee surgery)
Carlitos will travel to Acapulco, no decision yet on whether or not he will play
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Djokovic has broken Stefi Graf's record for most weeks at #1. Pretty remarkable, every time I think he's finished he goes on to win a Grand Slam and become world#1 again.

https://twitter.com/user/status/1630149275207315456
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With Federer and Nadal out of the way Djokovic should have at least 2-3 very productive years left as he's still head and shoulders better than the current generation that lacks that truly breakout player. He could end up with 25+ grand slams.
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With Federer and Nadal out of the way Djokovic should have at least 2-3 very productive years left as he's still head and shoulders better than the current generation that lacks that truly breakout player. He could end up with 25+ grand slams.
Doubt Nadal at Roland Garros at your own peril. This wouldnt be the first time he lost early at the AO only to win the French Open.

I want a healthy Alcaraz to play Djokovic more, there match last year was fantastic.
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One reason I'm pumping Jiri's tires...

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Doubt Nadal at Roland Garros at your own peril. This wouldnt be the first time he lost early at the AO only to win the French Open.

I want a healthy Alcaraz to play Djokovic more, there match last year was fantastic.
I would love to see another grand slam run for Nadal. I just wonder if his body is up to the task. Hopefully he's all good to start clay court season.
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