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US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by luvsports! on Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:05 pm

Nadal (1) vs Basilashvili (33)
Kanepi (33) vs Serena (17)
Stephens (3) vs Mertens (15)
Delpo (3) vs Coric (20)
Thiem (9) vs Anderson (5)
Barty (18) vs Pliskova (8)
Isner (11) vs Raonic (25)
Sevastova (19) vs Svitolina (7)

Basil! Serena, Mertens, Coric, Anderson, Barty, Rao, Sevastova

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by Emancipator on Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:33 pm

Hopefully Nadal going home today.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by Emancipator on Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:34 pm

Bash's got some serious fire power. Can he find the consistency?

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by Emancipator on Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:44 pm

Nadal looks very average. He's there for the taking. Except the only decent opponent on his side is Del Po - but he doesn't have a proper BH  Sad


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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by Emancipator on Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:54 pm

Ok I take that back - that turned into a solid set of tennis from Nadal - done in 30 mins!

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by bogbrush on Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:38 pm

Thiem putting Anderson out. Doubtless Del Potro to fall later.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by luvsports! on Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:44 pm

Good tennis from Basil!

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by luvsports! on Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:48 pm

Takes the set!

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by bogbrush on Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:17 pm

Nadal doesn’t look amazing to me, Basil is knackered and unseeded.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by Jahu on Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:27 pm

Oh Basil, wtf u done, broke him, then get broken back

come onnnn

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by Jahu on Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:38 pm

prick

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by bogbrush on Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:45 pm

Too bad. Nadal looks beatable though.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by naxroy on Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:38 pm

nadal doing pretty good with the watch

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by bogbrush on Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:19 pm

I see the fat arse is screaming her head off and generally deporting herself like her opponent just spat in her dinner.

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Post by bogbrush on Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:20 pm

naxroy wrote:nadal doing pretty good with the watch
Yeah, though it’ll be interesting if he plays Djokovic and the rallies go long.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by Jahu on Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:34 pm

Kanepi could beat her if she wasn't so afraid of this screaming dinosaur.


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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by summerblues on Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:34 pm

Thiem beat Anderson?  That is not good. But if Anderson cannot beat Thiem, he would not beat Rafa either.  Thiem is not very useful on HC.  The only silver lining is that some of Thiem's HC weaknesses - esp the fact he likes to play from quite far back - are better exploited by more aggressive players than by Rafa.

Now it is just going to be two clay courters fightining it out on a HC.  The problem is that Rafa is a better clay courter and I am not sure Thiem has any specifically HC prowess to offset that.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by summerblues on Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:35 pm

I just noticed that if Thiem beat Rafa and Fed won the title, Fed would reclaim #1 spot.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by bogbrush on Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:36 pm

I just wish a player could get hold of her and move her a bit. She’s flaying the ball because she can’t run, get her moving and she’ll expire.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by Tenez on Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:36 pm

the good thing about Thiem is that he will make Nadal run a fair share. And that is all we need prior the final stages.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by bogbrush on Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:37 pm

summerblues wrote:I just noticed that if Thiem beat Rafa and Fed won the title, Fed would reclaim #1 spot.
Really? That’s genuinely surprising given how Federers been shedding points.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by luvsports! on Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:40 pm

Thiem played very well, hit over 40 winners to around a dozen UE's, but Anderson was off form. Maybe jaded by the 5 setters.
Rafa to win in 3 or 4.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by Jahu on Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:49 pm

Agree, Theim was great today, some proper winners, slices and BH's. Kev wasn't at W level of serving, but Thiem neutralized him.

He can run with Rafa 5 hours no prob.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by naxroy on Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:19 pm

bogbrush wrote:
naxroy wrote:nadal doing pretty good with the watch
Yeah, though it’ll be interesting if he plays Djokovic and the rallies go long.


that will mean nadal reaches final, so it would be great

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by summerblues on Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:28 pm

Jahu wrote:Agree, Theim was great today, some proper winners, slices and BH's. Kev wasn't at W level of serving, but Thiem neutralized him.

He can run with Rafa 5 hours no prob.
That is one good thing, yes, he can last with Rafa for 5 sets.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by summerblues on Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:44 am

Sidenote:  Federer and Del Potro are the only players who did not drop a set through the first three rounds.  They each lost 31 games.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:29 am

Theim : It's a huge court. I could go very far back like I do on clay usually."


The court is slow, the bounce is high, and the court is BIG. I think he can take Nadal out.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by bogbrush on Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:06 am

I wouldn't get your hopes up, unfortunately he has a tendency when under pressure to just hit harder, and harder, and harder.

There's no guile. He has a chance if he gets on top in rallies and runs him around but he has to cut the errors down.

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Re: US Open prediction game! Day 7

Post by Emancipator on Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:52 pm

raiders_of_the_lost_ark wrote:Theim : It's a huge court. I could go very far back like I do on clay usually."


The court is slow, the bounce is high, and the court is BIG. I think he can take Nadal out.

Despite going for Thiem on the other thread, I just wanted to point out that those factors (slow high bouncing big court) are perfect Rafa conditions. I just have a hunch that Thiem may do it, not too much logic behind it except perhaps at this stage of their careeer and in particular this point in the tournament Thiem may be physically stronger.

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