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  1. #31

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    wtf is going on with Barty? Suddenly slicing everything and losing the 2nd set 6-1...
    Roger forever

  2. #32

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    Riske has a 2-0 H2H so something about her game bugs Barty
    This is not the bouquet you toss

  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTContinental View Post
    Riske has a 2-0 H2H so something about her game bugs Barty
    It's worth pointing out that both of those were on grass. Riske has gotten much better on hard, but she's still the most bizarre surface specialist on the women's tour.

  4. #34

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    Meanwhile, back at the farm.....Fucsovics just took the first set. Federer had too many unforced errors (basing this on my overall assessment, not knowing the stats). His forehand is too frequently not hitting the target.

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  5. #35

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    Party Fucsovics was a short one.
    Roger forever

  6. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by suliso View Post
    wtf is going on with Barty? Suddenly slicing everything and losing the 2nd set 6-1...
    Ok, I didn't see it (too early for me and I am at work) but what is wrong with Barty slicing her backhand? It is the BEST slice in tennis right now, so no problem there.
    But again, you saw it, I didn't, and she lost the set. But to me, that slice is a beauty.
    Missing winter...

  7. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    Ok, I didn't see it (too early for me and I am at work) but what is wrong with Barty slicing her backhand? It is the BEST slice in tennis right now, so no problem there.
    But again, you saw it, I didn't, and she lost the set. But to me, that slice is a beauty.
    I agree in principle, but she was slicing her forehand too and it wasn't even deep. She recovered in the third and played far better. Didn't seem to me GS winning good, but who knows. She has won the last three against Petra.
    Roger forever

  8. #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by suliso View Post
    I agree in principle, but she was slicing her forehand too and it wasn't even deep. She recovered in the third and played far better. Didn't seem to me GS winning good, but who knows. She has won the last three against Petra.
    It did not and her strategy wasn't working for a good bit there. Put this match outside of Australia and I think Barty loses to Riske yet again.

  9. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie02123 View Post
    Yes. He has a very strange walk.
    He struts like a rooster. Thats where the expression "cock of the walk" comes from. It refers to the way one rooster dominates the others. Fognini walks as if he's the cock of the walk.
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    Re: '20 AO Day 7 OoP & Discussion

    And all this time, I thought Fognini's stride was purely the result of excessive butt and crotch sweat...
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  11. #41

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    It's like his feet are on the right way, but his legs are on backward.
    This is not the bouquet you toss

  12. #42

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    For what it is worth, the Fognini-Sandgren match was one of the best of the tournament and featured two points that should be in the top 10 of the entire two weeks--the one where Fognini lobbed in desperation about four times in a row with incredible gets that landed just inside the baseline and finally forced a Sandgren error for Fognini's first break of the match in the second set, and the match point when Fognini made about three more incredible saves before Sandgren hit a sick half volley winner at the net (a shot he does not have in his repertoire) to move on to the quarters.

    Fognini and Sandgren are two of the best movers in the sport. Looking at Sandgren's physique, I don't know how he does it, but he kept so many points going with amazing retrievals. Fognini was at his top level of ball striking but played a poor first-set tiebreak after dominating the set (five break points, five points total surrendered on serve), then pulled a Fognini with a blow-up/walkabout for the first four games of the second set, then got dialed back in and made it a match. He will have a hard time digesting a loss to the 100th-ranked player in the world when his first Aussie Open QF was beckoning.

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