The Official Tennis Thread


#301

Nadal actually lost in the Quarters of Madrid, surprising to ever seen him lose on Clay but Thiem is probably the 2nd on clay in the world.


#302

Yeah Nadal was shaky but Thiem was hugely impressive, beat Anderson for the first time today too.

Who have you got in the final? Thiem needs it badly but Zverev is in top form.


#303

I think it’s a relatively 50-50 final, but I’m going to say Thiem, anyone who beats Nadal on clay is a worthy winner of the tournament.


#304

So Zverev wins 6-4 6-4, Thiem still without a masters title.


#305

He didn’t show up today, was a limp performance and it’s a shame after winning against Rafa.

Zverev is a worthy champion, no one other than the big four has as many masters as Zverev, and he’s still only 21 - very impressive.


#306

Zverev just needs to take the next step in the Slams, don’t think he’s even made a Quarter final of a slam yet,


#307

Yep he needs to get to a quarter final, there’s still question marks over his mentality since he has these huge dips that cost him big matches.


#308

Zverev has made it to the quarter finals, think he has won 3 consecutive 5 set matches. I think Thiem beats him in the quarters though. Nice to see Djokovic back in form, comfortably through to the quarters.


#309

Yeah not sure how much he has left in the tank but it’s nice to see him finally break through to the QF, doing it ugly will put him in good stead for the future.

As you say I back Thiem to beat him in best of five on the clay, Djokovic getting through to his first grand slam QF since Wimbledon last year is a welcome sight.


#310

Who the hell is this bloke that knocked Djokovic out in the quarter finals ?
Zverev has nothing left in the tank as Thiem destroyed him.


#311

I don’t follow tennis, but that was epic!


#312

Yeah, that was pretty amazing. Djokovic is such a gracious loser, too.

But I still find it sad

https://twitter.com/stu_fraser/status/1004056003485331457
https://twitter.com/stu_fraser/status/1004053777454755840

It’s just feels like another step towards the end of an era, with the big 4 all on the out :pensive:


#313

Why isn’t Djokovic going to play on the Grass ? At least Federer will be back for Wimbledon. Is Murray on track to make it ?


#314

Murray is still hopeful, but by the sounds of it, he’s cutting it fine.


#315

Who would’ve thought a year or so back that Roger Federer would be in the best shape going forward out of the big 4


#316

He does retire this time of the season tho…


#317

Good to see JMDP in another French open Semi Final after all the injuries he’s endured.


#318

Nadal through to the final of the Nadal Open

https://twitter.com/christophclarey/status/1005123971556225024

Hopefully it’ll be a good match – Thiem has beaten Nadal three times on clay before, so if someone’s going to stop him, he’s the man. I think Rafa will edge it though.


#319

Shame about my fellow countryman. He still did fucking well though.


#320

Yeah fitting final as Thiem is the second best player on Clay at the moment, he beaten him on clay before but I think Nadal takes this in 4.