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Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

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Post by Tenez on Mon May 25, 2015 6:58 pm

Quentin Halys (FRA) (66)
vs.Rafael Nadal (ESP) [6]

Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1]
vs.Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) (66)

Richard Gasquet (FRA) [20]
vs.Germain Gigounon (BEL) (33)

Women's Singles - Round 1
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) (50)
vs.Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) [6]

Jeremy Chardy (FRA) (15)
vs.Michael Berrer (GER) (33)

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [10]
vs.Jack Sock (USA) (33)

Marin Cilic (CRO) [9]
vs.Robin Haase (NED) (33)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) (33)
vs.John Isner (USA) [16]

Vasek Pospisil (CAN) (20)
vs.Joao Sousa (POR) (20)


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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by Tenez on Mon May 25, 2015 7:00 pm

Quentin Halys (FRA) (66)

Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1]

Germain Gigounon (BEL) (33)

Women's Singles - Round 1
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) (50)

Jeremy Chardy (FRA) (15)

Jack Sock (USA) (33)

Marin Cilic (CRO) [9]

John Isner (USA) [16]

Joao Sousa (POR) (20)

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Mon May 25, 2015 7:10 pm

Nadal, Djokovic, Gasquet, Mladenovic, Chardy, Cilic, Sousa, Isner, Sock.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Mon May 25, 2015 7:14 pm

Just noticed your points scale, you are making the game nice and funky! diva

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by luvsports! on Mon May 25, 2015 7:33 pm

Nadal, djok, gasq, mlad,chardy, sock, haase, seppi, posp. 

Amanda Huginkiss: Nadal, djok, gasq, mlad, chardy, dimi, cilic, isner, posp

Hugh Jass: nadal, djok, gasquet, bouchard, chardy, sock, isner, cilic, sousa

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by gallery play on Mon May 25, 2015 8:34 pm

NAdal
Djoko
Gasquet
Bouchard
Chardy
Dimi
Cilic
Isner
Sousa

Hard to pick the underdog this round..

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by summerblues on Mon May 25, 2015 10:59 pm

Nadal
Nieminen
Gasquet
Mladenovic
Chardy
Dimitrov
Cilic
Seppi
Sousa

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by Polly 81 on Tue May 26, 2015 12:25 am

Nadal
Djokovic
Gasquet
Mladenovic
Chardy
Dimitrov
Haase
Isner
Sousa

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by Tenez on Tue May 26, 2015 9:42 am

I find the new web site so crap, difficult to navigate as well as unclear. The saying "better is the enemy of good" makes full sense!

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 9:55 am

Me, too...I now actually check ATP website for results and schedule of play.
I don't know why they changed it, it was perfect before!

And you can't find interviews, little video features any more...


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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Tue May 26, 2015 10:11 am

My quick picks.. matches have not yet started.


1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Gasquet
4. Bouchard
5. Berrer
6. Dimitrov
7. Cilic
8. Isner
9. Pospisil

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 11:57 am

Visually, tennis in RG looks like 5-6 years ago...slow-mo.

Kvitova 's shots were flying like bullets in Madrid and Rome, here - unrecognisable.

Same in Murray's match yesterday...I feel it was never this slow.


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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by Tenez on Tue May 26, 2015 12:07 pm

Yes, I am not sure what Babolat and teh TDs were on about here!

Maybe they want to create another "History" with Nadal's 10 slams....though had they wanted to, they coudl not have made it worse for his draw.

Babolat is just desperate to make their numbers....and the TD did not quite understand the effect of those balls.

When the FO asked Babolat to provide balls in 2011 they asked them to produce exactly the same characteristics as the Dunlops..which they did (weight and size) except for the rigidity of the rubber which made the balls fly even more than the Dunlop. Nadal hated them then and they learnt their lessons.

So now they have probably providing the same characteristics as Dunlops in terms of weight and size but with less pressure and softer rubber core. TDs would hardly notice, but Babolat certainly knows what they are doing!  

However I expect the TD to have a word with Babolat for next year....a bit late for this tournament, unfortunately.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 12:38 pm

Well, it's time to see how much Nadal likes this ball...


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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 12:47 pm

Here is a funny article from a Serbian B92 journalist who attempted to get an interview from Nadal in some off-site practice courts...

http://www.b92.net/sport/rolandgarros2015/ozmo-na-sljaci.php?yyyy=2015&mm=05&dd=25&nav_id=996321

He said 95% of balls he hit during the training were FHs, and that he had trouble with CC ones a lot more than DTL (obviously as there was no pressure).

When he wanted to chat with Sebastian (the dad) Nadal's PR guy (who used to PR Nole in the past as well) prevented it and told the journalist: Why don't you go and interview Srdjan (Nole's dad)...
And when he approached Nadal, BRbadilo stepped in again: "Why don't you interview Nole?"

So, Rafa camp are clearly super annoyed with the draw.

I reckon Nole will stop him in QF, balls, draw, crowd...the lot.
Nothing will stop him!


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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by Tenez on Tue May 26, 2015 12:47 pm

Vesely, once again, 2 points away from a 2 sets to love lead, ends up being 2 sets to 1 down!

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 12:49 pm

Tenez wrote:Vesely, once again, 2 points away from a 2 sets to love lead, ends up being 2 sets to 1 down!
I saw it...really annoying.
He is a bit too conservative for his ability.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by Tenez on Tue May 26, 2015 1:04 pm

Not a bad player this Halys ...but poor guy...he has to cover so much ground.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 1:19 pm

Yes, and only 18.

he must be great on anything faster than this year's Chatrier. Great serve!
Nadal, unlike all other players looks the same as ever in terms of shot speed.

He looks very beatable, though!

He got the forst round opponent of his dreams but the nightmare ine is waiting for him in the QF ghost

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 2:04 pm

Halys spent after one set.
Serve gone. No focus. Auto-pilot ball-striking mode.





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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 3:46 pm

Nole looking very, very good.

Making the ball work for him by taking it early.
By far, the best I've seen him play in RG.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by luvsports! on Tue May 26, 2015 3:59 pm

Jarkko breaks!

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 4:11 pm

luvsports! wrote:Jarkko breaks!

So there you are! Laugh

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by luvsports! on Tue May 26, 2015 4:11 pm

Shotmaker vs defender.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 4:15 pm

luvsports! wrote:Shotmaker vs defender.

Who's the shotmaker?

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 4:20 pm

Allez Nollez!!! diva

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by luvsports! on Tue May 26, 2015 4:22 pm

The one hitting winners and not defending for his life, aka jarkko.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by luvsports! on Tue May 26, 2015 4:25 pm

Seriously jarkko is doing all the attacking.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 4:29 pm

The way I see it Yarrko is the poor man's Nole.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 4:37 pm

The crowd are warming up to Nole this year, nice to see.
My French sources are telling me he is very popular among young people there Winking


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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by luvsports! on Tue May 26, 2015 4:39 pm

Not at all like Nole imo.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by Tenez on Tue May 26, 2015 4:40 pm

What's interesting is that having a DHBH makes Yarrko more dangerous than Federer on those slow courts!

A SHBH is such a handicap nowadays!

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 4:45 pm

luvsports! wrote:Not at all like Nole imo.
What's the difference?

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by luvsports! on Tue May 26, 2015 4:46 pm

Jarkko attacks a lot more. Movement doesn't really seem to be as important to him as shotmaking. He can't rely on it so he attacks!

Nole doesn't.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 4:46 pm

I love Eurosport player for offering the no commentary option, it's brilliant!
The ball, the footwork, the crowd, the umpire...nothing else...

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 4:48 pm

luvsports! wrote:Jarkko attacks a lot more. Movement doesn't really seem to be as important to him as shotmaking. He can't rely on it so he attacks!

Nole doesn't.

I really don't see Jarrko as a shotmaker...he is e same as Ferrer, except that Ferrer is more consistent.
No hands at all. Just an average weaponless percentage baseliner.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by luvsports! on Tue May 26, 2015 4:51 pm

You must have missed the second set, he was playing some insane tennis. 
No way is he ferrer.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 4:51 pm

Nole played nice tennis in the first set, like he does when he is in the lead, then got carried away a bit and Nieminen took advantage, so Nole now back to his bulletproof trench mode.

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 4:54 pm

What a lovely little cherub toddling around angel

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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 4:54 pm

luvsports! wrote:You must have missed the second set, he was playing some insane tennis. 
No way is he ferrer.

I did miss the second set.

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Post by noleisthebest on Tue May 26, 2015 5:17 pm

Lovely to hear Nole in French and being able to understand everything!

Nole and I will conquer France one day! chef

He poignantly remembered this very special moment:


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Re: Roland Garros 2015: Daily Prediction game Day3 Tuesday 26-May

Post by Tenez on Wed May 27, 2015 12:10 am

I found Nole's game ugly today. He even made Jarko looked good...and I am not a fan of Jarko!

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