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Matthew Willis
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ATP Tour 11h
ATP announces the appointment of Massimo Calvelli as the ATP Chief Executive Officer, beginning 1 January 2020.
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Matthew Willis Dec 10
Replying to @LotusFlorida16
Glad you liked Padma
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Jannik Schneider Dec 10
. Grand Prix in Stuttgart is tournament of the year for the 10th time - elected by the way from the players. Time to remember; 2017 there have been no tests at all. 2018 and 19 just first round tests. ITF blocked help from 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
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禮 Dec 10
⚡️ "Markov Chain - Tennis"
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Michal Samulski Dec 9
Juan Martin del Potro to use Protected Ranking to play Australian Open.
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @optimistAk
This and AO 2019 are the only two late-stage slam matches Rafa and Novak have played in the past few years. I always mention it when they or Fed play in a major, but especially towards the end of their careers.
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @Shreyan41990976
Haven’t missed anything yet. This is an ongoing thread. Won’t be finished for about a week
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @MattRacquet
Wawrinka d Tsitsipas - Roland Garros 2019 - Breathtaking rallies, net play, & heart in abundance from both. The 5th set in particular was a v brutal lesson in big point play for Tsitsipas (0/8 BP's, 5/27 for the match). 1/2 2/2
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @lazygarfield
Whoever won would not only win a slam but also deprive their nearest rival of one, so feels a bit like 2.
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @DekispurDejan
Miami Final 2005, Rome Final 2006, Wimbledon Final 2008, Australian Open Final 2009, US Open Semi Final 2010 etc. Fed had plenty of long, close defeats in the previous decade.
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @DekispurDejan
Have no idea what they think of Novak, but I highly doubt they don't consider him one of the greatest.
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @vanshv2k
This is an ongoing list. Won't be done for another week probably. Also the first one you mentioned is already on the list :)
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @DekispurDejan
Only a madman would deny that
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @MattRacquet
Nadal d Djokovic - US Open Final 2013 Shades of the 2011 final (3rd set far better than the rest of the match) but with fortunes reversed. 0-40 @ 4-4 and 4-5 in the 3rd set (linked below) = one of the best e.g's of any player reversing massive momentum.
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @MattRacquet
Djokovic d Federer - Wimbledon Final 2014 - Federer recovered from 2*-5 down in the 4th to force a 5th, demonstrating brilliant fighting spirit. But Djokovic's base level in this final was otherworldly. Sets 4 & 5 very worth re-watching:
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @mikemetz112
I think the biggest qualifier is that all three are capable of reaching somewhere close to their peak level these days (although defensively Nadal has lost a significant step). But maintaining that level is significantly harder for all of them.
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @mikemetz112
2019 Nadal loses to 2013 Nadal (RG, Montreal, Cincy, USO) pretty consistently IMO, especially on hard courts. 2011 Djokovic was on another planet from 2019 Djokovic. But all, for obvious reasons, speculative.
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @MattRacquet
Nadal d Medvedev - US Open Final 2019 - Wonderful tactical battle, with Nadal's 5th set adjustments preventing Medvedev's full comeback, and both displaying an abundance of aggressive net survival skills to overcome their respective defensive abilities.
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @MattRacquet
Wawrinka d Djokovic - Roland Garros Final 2015 - Another big match at Roland Garros where most observers were confident Djokovic would win. But Stanimal had other ideas, crushing devastatingly deep groundstrokes with near-unerring consistency.
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Matthew Willis Dec 8
Replying to @hypotemuse
This could be referring to either yourself or me quite easily 😂
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