Internazionali BNL d'Italia- Rome ATP1000 - 14th May to 21st May

Discussion in 'Pro Tennis (Mens)' started by Moxie, May 11, 2017.

  1. GameSetAndMath

    GameSetAndMath The GOAT

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    Congrats to Thiem on growing up fast. I did not get to see the match. It is no brainer that Rafa and Thiem are the two best performers in the clay season warm-up tourneys independent of what happens in the remainder of this tourney.
     
  2. DarthFed

    DarthFed Grand Slam Champion

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    No gloating here. The big one is RG and I don't think Rafa is letting this opportunity slip away especially with Djoker's game still in the crapper.
     
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    DarthFed Grand Slam Champion

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    Actually I think it was only 2010 where he won all 3 MS titles and RG. Regardless he has played tons of tennis this year so a bit of a break before RG is a good thing at his age.
     
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    DarthFed Grand Slam Champion

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    Good win for Zverev today and a nice chance to get to the finals. He is rising the ranks and could be a decent threat on grass.
     
  5. GameSetAndMath

    GameSetAndMath The GOAT

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    But, in that year when he won all three Masters, he did not play Barcelona due to scheduling issues.
     
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    the AntiPusher Grand Slam Champion

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    Clay slams is only included 1000 series and RG..Barcelona is only 500 series
     
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    the AntiPusher Grand Slam Champion

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    I can't blame this one on Tignor.. he was on a two tournament predictions streak..Lol
     
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    the AntiPusher Grand Slam Champion

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    Okay ..back to business..is Rafa gonna be number 3 seeded player at RG because Stan lost yesterday..is that correct
     
  9. GameSetAndMath

    GameSetAndMath The GOAT

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    Nope. Rafa needed to win against Thiem to make it to #3. But, it does not matter whether is #3 or #4 as far as seeding advantage at RG is concerned.
     
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    El Dude Multiple Major Winner

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    Yeah, this loss doesn't matter for Rafa at all, but is huge for Thiem and the youth movement in general. Remember, folks, no one born in 1989 or later has won a big tournament. Two of the semi finalists are younger than that...far from a guarantee, but they're creeping up.
     
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    GameSetAndMath The GOAT

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    If JMDP wins against Nole, we are guaranteed of a new ATP 1000 winner.
     
  12. Moxie

    Moxie Multiple Major Winner

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    Fingers crossed! Has Juan Martin never won a MS 1000?
     
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    GameSetAndMath The GOAT

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    Nope, he never did (although he won the 2009 USO),
     
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    the AntiPusher Grand Slam Champion

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    Thanks gsm...Moxie , Carol..now Rafa's path to the title is just a fourth seed, smh...
     
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    Moxie Multiple Major Winner

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    Thanks...the 2009 US I remembered. :)
     
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    Fiero425 Grand Slam Champion

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    He was the one that was supposed to break up the "Big 4," or at least make it '5!' Same was said of Stan, but you just never know how he'll play while Del Po's about as fragile as a graham cracker! He's a good player and has the game to beat anyone, but his BH is a real liability babying that wrist! :nono: :facepalm: :banghead:
     
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    Moxie Multiple Major Winner

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    Fabio and Flavia had their baby today...Federico. That was my 2nd choice, though I was hoping for "Fabrizio."
     
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    Carol Grand Slam Champion

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    Of course, like Djoker did last year when Rafa was in the crapper :D
     
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    Fiero425 Grand Slam Champion

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    It worked out well; lost one day and baby born the next! Another "F" Fognini! :clap: :pompoms: :cheerleader: :ptennis:
     
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