Robredo Exposes Kyrgios; Wozniacki v Sharapova, Federer Sunday at US Open
by Staff | August 31st, 2014, 1:28 am
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World No. 1 and tournament favorite Novak Djokovic showed he is rounding into tournament form on Saturday in third-round play at the US Open, needing only 15 minutes to jump out to a 5-0 lead en route to a quick 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over unseeded American Sam Querrey.


“Peaking at the right time, at the right tournament,” Djokovic said afterwards. “This is where I want to play my best tennis. I haven’t done as well as I wanted in lead-up tournaments, Toronto and Cincinnati. I didn’t know how emotionally drained I was in a way until I played Tsonga in Canada.”

In the fourth round Djokovic will meet Philipp Kohlschreiber, who won an amazing three tiebreaks against John Isner in a 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(4) win.

Other Top 10-seeded players into the fourth round were No. 3 Stan Wawrinka receiving a walkover against an injured Blaz Kavcic; No. 5 Milos Raonic in a tight one over Dominican Victor Estrella 7-6(5), 7-6(5), 7-6(3); No. 8 Andy Murray in four over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov 6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2; No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga straight-setting Spain’s Pablo Carreno 6-4, 6-4, 6-4; and No. 10 Kei Nishikori likewise topping No. 23 Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

“The other day on Monday was not a great experience,” Murray said. “That’s hard to put out of your mind. But I’ve also had matches like that on Ashe and on the Grandstand court as well since I’ve been here. Today I wouldn’t say was tricky, but maybe for you watching maybe it was. It didn’t feel that way to me.”

In the final night match, No. 16 seed Tommy Robredo brought the rumors of Nick Kyrgios’ fitness doubts into the light, wearing out the 19-year-old Aussie 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3.

“Obviously the last two Grand Slams have been really, really good for me,” said Kyrgios. “I’m going to remember every moment. Gives me so much confidence, so many things that I can work on. It’s more excitement for me, knowing I’m only going to get better, especially if I just keep working hard.

“I think I just got to get better physically. I thought from a tennis standpoint I was playing really well. I think the main thing is just getting stronger, having the ability to keep that level up that I was playing in the first set. Having that opportunity to play someone like Tommy on Arthur Ashe is an awesome experience and I enjoyed every moment of it.”

On the women’s side, thought to have regained her form entering the US Open, former Wimbledon champ and No. 3 seed Petra Kvitova was shocked on Saturday in third round play 6-4, 6-4 by Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic.

“It was an honor for me to be on the same court with Petra,” said the qualifier who had never beaten a Top 70 player, and ended Kvitova’s chance to surpass Serena Williams at No. 1. “She’s a great champion and I watched both of her finals at Wimbledon. To play against such a champion meant I had to give my all on the court and be here as long as possible.”

Another upset maker was Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi who manhandled No. 15 seed Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5, 6-0.

World No. 1 Serena Williams led the seeded winners, not looking entirely comfortable, frequently breaking into her about-to-cry face in a 6-3, 6-3 in over American countrywoman Varvara Lepchenko.

Williams will next meet Kanepi in the fourth round.

In the final night match, Eugenie Bouchard defeated Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-4.

Other seeded winners into the fourth round were No. 11 Flavia Pennetta rolling American wildcard Nicole Gibbs 6-4, 6-0; No. 16 Victoria Azarenka pounding Russian Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-1; No. 17 Ekaterina Makarova over Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-4; and No. 29 Casey Dellacqua outlasting Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

Highlights to look for on Sunday include (5) Maria Sharapova vs. (10) Caroline Wozniacki, (13) Sara Errani vs. comeback player Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, (2) Roger Federer vs. Marcel Granollers, Swiss teen Belinda Bencic vs. (9) Jelena Jankovic, (7) Grigor Dimitrov vs. the crafty David Goffin, (26) Gilles Simon vs. (4) David Ferrer, and (20) Gael Monfils vs. (12) Richard Gasquet in an all-French match-up.

SUNDAY US OPEN SCHEDULE
Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00am Start Time
Sara Errani (ITA)[13] vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)
Maria Sharapova (RUS)[5] vs. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)[10]
Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs. Roger Federer (SUI)[2]

Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00pm Start Time
Belinda Bencic (SUI) vs. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)[9]
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)[7] vs. David Goffin (BEL)

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00am Start Time
Gilles Simon (FRA)[26] vs. David Ferrer (ESP)[4]
Not Before: 12:00pm
Venus Williams (USA) vs. Garbine Muguruza (ESP)[12]
Serena Williams (USA) Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)[12]
Tomas Berdych (CZE)[6] vs. Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
Not Before: 5:00pm
Gael Monfils (FRA)[20] vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA)[12]


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122 Comments for Robredo Exposes Kyrgios; Wozniacki v Sharapova, Federer Sunday at US Open

Giles Says:

Well done Tommy!
Courier: “The reason we havn’t seen a teenager break out and win a slam since Rafael Nadal is that we havn’t seen anyone that special”.


Wog boy Says:

Colin, where are you when we need you?

“Robredo Exposes Kyrios; Woz v Masha Sunday at US Open”

Staff, it is KyrGios and not Kyrios. I know it’s all Greek to you, but he is Aussie;)


Giles Says:

Ozzy, Greek, Malaysian???


Giles Says:

Colin is the grammar and spelling police, not proper names.
Anyway who cares, Brad Gilbert calls Kyrios “Cheerios”.


FedExpress Says:

nole kohli
Murray Tsonga
raonic nishikori
wawrinka robredo

very tasty indeed

it would be tastier if nole/murray and raonic/wawrinka will contest the QFs


FedExpress Says:

nole kohli
Murray Tsonga
raonic nishikori
wawrinka robredo

very tasty indeed

it would be tastier if nole/murray and raonic/wawrinka will contest the QFs

berdych ferrer
federer dimitrov

would be the icing of the cake


Hippy Chic Says:

Wozniaki v Sharapova,arguably the two most tenacious players on the WTA tour,hope its a cracker,but Caroline doesnt have a good record against the top players,so i would think Maria would win this one….


nadalista Says:

Cost of King Nick’s dinner pre-match against T-Rob:


nadalista Says:

RT @NickKyrgios: “$1000 dollar dinner with the man Marinko. That sneaked up on us. #greek #feastforthesenses #gobigorgohome”

Cost of T-Rob’s dinner post match:

3-6, 6-7, 3-6, 6-3

No prizes for guessing who got ripped off!

http://www.si.com/tennis/2014/08/29/nick-kyrgios-bill-us-open


nadalista Says:

Well, if King Nick had a $1000-00 dinner pre-match, no wonder he was lumbering around like a drunken buffalo come the end of the match!


skeezer Says:

Wow so tough talk against a 19 yr kid. Give him some room to mature, geez.
Think he’s doing great so far….hope to see more of him soon winning on the court. His win over the former #1 @ Wimby was stellar.


Giles Says:

The former world #1 was mature at 17 already. I guess it takes a lot longer these days and sometimes they never mature. Oh well!


Polo Says:

$1000 dinner! That’s the kind of meal somebody in death row gets before he gets put away.


Giles Says:

Polo. So true. Lol


Hippy Chic Says:

Im not one of those Rafa fans that has annymosity for a player simply because they beat my favorite,Nicky beat Rafa fairly and squarely at Wimbledon because he was the better player,and the yougster has a bright future if he applies himself,but i think paying that amount of money for a meal when people in the world are starving is obscene,also its great to see a veteran of the game like Robredo playing well and navigating his way through the draw….


madmax Says:

Giles Says:
The former world #1 was mature at 17 already. I guess it takes a lot longer these days and sometimes they never mature. Oh well!

August 31st, 2014 at 11:20 am

Giles,

I haven’t read your comments for a while, but I hardly think you are one to come on here and talk about maturity.

Hippy,

You are also so level headed.


Hippy Chic Says:

Thanks Madmax i try to be,i admit i dont always get it right,BTW i left you a reply on the Halep thread,just wondered if you saw it?


Giles Says:

madmax. You are forever stalking me, doesn’t matter which thread I comment on. Have you got a crush on me?


jane Says:

nick is just a teen; i agree with skeezer. he can use time to mature on and off court. he was great last night, but tommy experience was just better; he paced himself, whereas nick went “all out” in sets 1 and 2 and then began to face.

fedexpress, looks like the ferrer portion of your semis hopes is about to be stamped out – unless he can break simon here, who’s serving for the match. let’s see.


jane Says:

& omg, so many typos @1:54: should be “tommy’s experience” and “began to fade”


nadalista Says:

They don’t serve $1000-00 meals in trailer parks, do they?


Margot Says:

Just watched two brick walls playing each other with Simon being the brickier. Ferrer seemed to really suffering though, clutching the back wall, himself, grimacing etc. Never seen him like that b4. Was it extra humid?


jane Says:

interesing: woz gets the first set off sharpie.


Hippy Chic Says:

Dont think she will,but im rather hoping Wozniaki wins this one,Sharapova is tough to keep down,and is very tough mentally between the ears, not as talented as some of the other girls,but metally tougher than any player on tour….


Hippy Chic Says:

And ominous signs for Woz at the start of the second set,already a break down….


Margot Says:

Oops posted a comment on wrong thread…obviously can’t multi-task…;)


madmax Says:

Hippy,

I havent. No. I will look now.

Giles Says:
madmax. You are forever stalking me, doesn’t matter which thread I comment on. Have you got a crush on me?

August 31st, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Get over yourself Giles. I made it clear I hadn’t read any of your posts for a while, and when I saw what you wrote this time, I thought you were having a laugh! Seems I was right! Immature is the word of the day.


jane Says:

great win for woz. i thought when sharpie won the second she’d do one of her usual comebacks. but woz even finished with a winner and a break.


Eric Says:

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Woz play like that. Not for the past few years, at least.

Sharapova wasn’t that great in the last set, but still, a great win for Caroline. She had some great luck with the lines here and there, but yeah, wow. To get the first break in the third set she scrambled back and forth and back and forth, and wasn’t even just playing defensively– one of her weaknesses has always been that, for a supposed defensive baseliner, she actually has pretty terrible court coverage and often doesn’t really make that much of an effort to get to balls. Well, she did this time.


Humble Rafa Says:

Engaged couples around the world are calling off their wedding to get ahead in their careers.


Humble Rafa Says:

Wow so tough talk against a 19 yr kid. Give him some room to mature, geez.

I am sure you don’t remember Humble Highness at 19. Selective Amnesia.


madmax Says:

Granollers 3 love up.

What’s happening to Fed? Is he imploding so early on. Can’t read his serve or get into the match right now.


RZ Says:

Nice win for Caro. My ears are indebted to her. :-)

On the opposite end of the spectrum, what a stinker of the first 10 points from Federer. He seems to be getting on track now though.


jane Says:

all teens are different; some mature more quickly than others, some are more sheltered, some are more exuberant and so on. thank goodness for that too. it’d be boring if all teen players acted the same, or all players for that matter.


madmax Says:

Are there are any Federer fans watching the match right now?

Skeezer? Where are you? RZ, you seem to be the only one here? My live stream keeps breaking so I can’t watch the match properly. What is fed doing and why, I am asking myself, is he playing in this way? Is he tired do you think, or is it Granollers who is having the match of his life, day today? He certainly doesn’t seem to be fazed, from what I saw of him at the start.


pitchaboy Says:

Federer is having a tough time adjusting to the quickness of hot conditions in the day time after night matches. That is how he lost to Tsonga in Toronto. The first set is almost done in 19 minutes and he is lucky that this is best of five and there is a rain break. It is not fatigue. He was over hitting in the first game and he adjusted in the second game by under hitting the ball.


RZ Says:

Hey Madmax – they are in a rain delay. It is pouring. So you’re not missing anything right now. (It’s probably for the best for Fed – he started playing better but Granollers was running away with his lead from those first few games)


RZ Says:

^ From those first few games, it looked like Granollers was playing solid but not necessarily spectacular. Fed was just off.


madmax Says:

RZ thanks.

May be this is good timing for him to regroup. I suppose he will be in the locker room talking to his coach.

If you are still around, please could you post some commentary here and I will pick up on it later, but only if you are around.

I tried to look at the match stats so far, but can’t even get onto that on the official atp site, so it’s just not happening for me tonight!

Hopefully fed can regroup. I think it’s the first time he is playing from behind.

Dangerous.


madmax Says:

Pitchaboy,

I hear you. Good to know.

Thanks for that. Yes. He seems to have been schedule a lot of night matches for this USOpen tournament, and cinny and toronto prior to that. I guess the turnaround from day to night, takes some getting used to.

If you say it’s not fatigue, then that’s good to know. He has been playing so well of late, I guess it can’t go on forever.

Still early days, but hope he rights the ship soon.


madmax Says:

By the looks of it, the first set is lost, unless Granollers goes on walkabout.


Okiegal Says:

Woz was boz today……and I will have to agree with
RZ……my ears will be thankful for it! I think she was louder today than usual……

Regarding Nick, he’s a player with the tools but he is going to have to bridle his emotions more…..he’ll learn what it takes to be a champion….being immature on court just won’t cut it, but having said that, he is an excellent player and fun to watch.


madmax Says:

Oki, he is only 19 years old.

Still a teen. I think people are pretty hard on him. When you remember the tantrums that Roddick used to have, and he was what? 29 years old? and I enjoyed watching Roddick play.

It’s just with the younger ones, they kind of have more of an excuse, don’t you think?


Ben Pronin Says:

So let’s see, Kyrgios spent $1000 for at least 2 people in one of the most expensive cities in the world and this is a problem because people around the world are starving? Is it his fault prices are insane? Ridiculous comment.

Nadal fans are a strange breed, though. They’re so mad that Kyrgios beat Nadal that they have to put him down every single chance they get. No one’s been as special as Nadal? Cool story, bro. Let’s talk about how much this matters. Nadal is one of the 5 greatest players of all time. The next guy doesn’t have to be as special as him. But you guys really live in a Nadal-vacuum. I fully expect you started watching tennis when Nadal came on the scene and will stop as soon as he retires. I mean why else would you be so adamantly against young guys doing well. Nadalista has been attacking Dimitrov for so long and he never even beat Nadal. And now Kyrgios loses to one of the more physical veterans around and obviously that means he’s trash.

Federer is 33. Nadal is 28. Djokovic and Murray are 27. These guys are closer to the end than to the beginning. We need new blood sooner rather than later. But nah, not Nadal fans. They hate anything not including Nadal.


RZ Says:

Sounds like day matches have been canceled (though I’m hearing mixed things on Twitter). So there’s a chance that Fed vs. Granollers will be continued tomorrow.


Wog boy Says:

They will never forgive Nick the Kid for trashing “their boy” at Wimbledon, but there is more to come and this kid will be good, he turned 19 just four months ago and this was right lesson at the right time given by Robredo.


Wog boy Says:

^^That was for Ben.


skeezer Says:

@Ben re5:56,
Truth.

@RZ
They have the blower machines out on Ashe so we’ll see. Looks like they want to continue…


Hippy Chic Says:

Ben if you go back and read my post again,i commended Nicky.K on his win against Rafa,and said that i dont have annymosity towards every player simply because they beat him,and i also said that i think the kid has a bright future,however i do stand by the rest of my post when i said that was too much to pay for a meal,but i guess sometimes some people dont recognize the value of money been rich and famous and all,and i would say the same even if Nadal had paid that much,why dont they shop around?anyway just to say i dont hate any of the young players,they are the future of our game….


skeezer Says:

Obviously the break favors Fed, hope he can reset and get into this match.


jane Says:

i know. i don’t get why people have a hate on for nick. he’s a 19 year old for goodness sake. some of them are brash! they can’t all be properly polite by that age, saying and doing the right (roboticised?) things. can he not express himself in his own way? political correctness is too much sometimes. and this whole notion of “classy” is overrated. some players have that aura, but some are mavericks. some are just blokes or broads. good to have all types if you ask me. better reflection of reality. nick was GOOD last night. just young. just not totally fit. but so what. he fought hard and gave us some breath-taking moments. kudos, i say. he’ll be back, like him or not.


Hippy Chic Says:

Skeezer/Ben read my above post to Ben,as there was nothing in my original post trashing Nick,and Madmax also said i was level headed,in my job i dont earn alot,so the value of money means alot to mean thats why i found that to be offensive to pay that for food,when that pays my rent for two months,do you see? ….


Pitchaboy Says:

Kyrgios is a typical Aussie, somewhat brash and bit of a brat. But, he is very talented and if coached well, a future winner.


Hippy Chic Says:

Jane will you too please go and read my post to Ben,and the one at 12.44pm?


Pitchaboy Says:

Federer to start 630


Polo Says:

Whatever Ben says, $1000 dinner is still ostentatious for a teen-ager who is just starting his carreer. It’s immaterial who he has beaten before. Whether it is Nadal or some unknown unranked player it is still very extravagant for a teen-ager.


the DA Says:

I agree that this Kyrgios hatred is infantile. But then so was the abuse Stakhovsky suffered on twitter during Wimbledon 2013. And many still refer to Tomas as Birdsh!t because of those 3 losses at majors. Then there’s the Rafans/Fedfans who despise Nole equally. You should’ve read some of the comments about the press conference where he had the little girl singing.

All negative energy and not a credit to the players who these fan bases represent, imho.


Ben Pronin Says:

Alison, I know you don’t have anything against him as a player but I don’t see how him paying so much for a meal is some kind of terrible action on his part. Have you been to New York? Restaurants can be expensive. And when you consider they’re athletes, they probably ate a lot. And put everything together and you get 2 young guys who spent quite a bit on their dinner. It happens. I’m sure Nadal has done it. Do you know how rich Nadal’s family is? But it doesn’t matter. It’s a non-issue.

Wog boy, see I get not forgiving him for beating Nadal. But like I said nadalista has been attacking Dimitrov for a long time. I just don’t get what the deal is. I’m very critical of younger players, too, but I realized that we simply have to hold them to a different standard nowadays. In the 80s and even 90s, the guys in their late 20s and early 30s were on their way out of the game. They didn’t know how to maintain their bodies in great physical condition so there wasn’t as much “let me physically where out this young guy so that I can win” mentality.

Peak tennis years used to be something like 19-25+/- 2 years. But let’s look at the big 4 who probably had their peak years when they were 23-27/28. So ok, Kyrgios got a little tired playing freaking Robredo over 4 sets. I mean jeez what a travesty, right?


Hippy Chic Says:

Polo thankyou,and just to say i dont hate Nick,or any of the other younger players,in any way shape or form,as they i repeat are the future of the sport….


Pitchaboy Says:

What a player does with his or her money is their business. Fed flies around in a private plane which is the equivalent of perhaps 50 regular flight tickets. I thought this site discuses tennis.


Polo Says:

By the way, I commend people who remind others about social awareness than those who regard them with derision.


Polo Says:

My wife loves Nadal and hates anybody who beats him.


Hippy Chic Says:

Ben i know Nadals family are rich which isnt the issue,and as i already said i would say the same about him,its just the value of money is precious to me,and for the record Nick is actually one of my favorites players of the new and up and coming generation,i really like the guy and his game,and believe he has a bright future ahead of him,for what its worth?…


Hippy Chic Says:

The DA well said….


Wog boy Says:

HC, Spending a money that you earned is a matter of choice because it is your money and you earned. I remember back in 70s we use to travel overnight ti Trieste (Italy) just to by good clothes, jeans, shoes since we didn’t have them in Belgrade. We use to spend monthly wages just for the pair of good shoes and we were happy, none of us was rich. That was way of life and still is, people overthere love to be nicely dressed.
When I came in Australia, hundreds years ago, I worked any job (cleaner, laborer …) I could get because I had to live here and help my sibilings overseas. It was few Serbisn restaurants with music in Sydney, if you wanted your song you pay $20 to musicans to play it for you with singer (sexy lady) standing next to your table. Well, we we get drunk enough and nostalgic enough the musicans can fell that and sing for us until our pockets are empty hitting us song after song, nostalgic songs about our old country or love that we left there. That was usually friday night, our pay day. Next morning my weekly wages was gone and I had to borrow the money to survive until next friday.
So what is a big deal if Nick spent $1000 dollars with his friend, he wouldn’t spend it if he didn’t have them, it is none of anybodues bussines how is he going ti spend his own money.

Colin, how many spelling mistakes I had, to many by the looks of it.:(


skeezer Says:

@theDA
Negative energy?
How about a professional tennis athlete who refuses to shake his opponets hand at the net after a match? He created his own negative energy. Oh…and by the way, the guy who refused WON the match. Guess who?


the DA Says:

That was inexcusable of Berdy but let’s not pretend that why Fed fans hate him ;)

Anyway back to this match. Fed is a bit off but Granollers is playing a smart game – lots of attacking/net play. The last time a player tried that tactic it worked. *gets popcorn*


Hippy Chic Says:

Wogboy ill just have agree to disagree with you,and say that they make it our buisness by choosing to tell us these things,maybe many of you on this forum earns much more than i do,so dont think its an issue?but sorry i have an opinion which im sticking by,no harm or foul and i hope we can still be friends,nice 3/0 win for LVC today BTW….


RZ Says:

Game on until the rain comes back… Hopefully Fed will start playing better.


Ben Pronin Says:

DA, I always liked Berdych. It’s his under-performing career that’s made me less of a fan. But that Almagro tiff was so embarrassing on his end. I think we can all agree on that.

I watched the first set of Granola bar vs Karlovic when I was at the Open on Friday. I was surprised how often Granollers attacks the net. I never would have pegged him as that kind of player. And he handled Karlovic’s ridiculous one-stroke game quite well. But I don’t see Federer losing this match. Although, honestly, I think Federer’s level of play has been overstated a bit. He’s playing very well, sure, but there are a number of chinks in the armor.


Colin Says:

Wog Boy, when I know English is not someone’s first language, I don’t pay much attention to spelling, because I couldn’t write in a foreign language, except perhaps very basic French. The English are bad at foreign languages, because when we were a world power, we would speak English loudly and confidently, and everyone would run to do our bidding, but those days are long, long gone.

On the subject of wildly expensive meals, I would never pay for them even if I won the lottery, not for any profound social reason but simply because no meal is worth more than, say, £50, unless it includes expensive wine. Similarly, I wouldn’t spend more on anything at all, than I thought it was worth. I’d sooner do without it. I’m just naturally a tightwad!


the DA Says:

Granollers has become pretty good at doubles so I’m not surprised he’s good with the net play. It’s his mentality in singles that’s in question. He has the different tools, he just can’t make them all work in sync for a whole match.


RZ Says:

Re: Berdych – What did it for me was how he reacted after getting hit by Almagro’s ball at the Australian Open a few years back. Showed how immature he is on the court (although his social media persona is quite likable)


Hippy Chic Says:

The longer the match goes the more it would favour Federer i think,its a fun match,played at a very quick pace….


Wog boy Says:

HC, I watched the game last night, they smashed them, very nice game and that third goal by Alberto Moreno was a gem.

We are good, just saying our opinion, I am not rich but I had a “rich” life and don’t regret the thing. I was asked same question @how you can give the money to the singer” by my friends that stayed at home on friday night, I told them that I thoroughly enjoyed seeing my hard earned money disapearing in singer’s bra…if I am only younger…I would do it again:(


Hippy Chic Says:

RZ thats what i didnt like about Berdych,and he did b*tch about Roger in his press conference after that Wimbledon win,but like you say he seems quite different off court,the comments on psuedofed were quite funny too,from what ive heard?


Hippy Chic Says:

Wogboy thanks,my hard eaned money going in a singers bra lol,goal was a gem bloomin genius….


Hippy Chic Says:

Colin lol im not a tightwad,but im perpetually skint most of the tight,thats why i get get my knickers in a twist when the subject of money arises….


the DA Says:

Hey you Fed fans can chill out now. Roger has shown up and Granollers is back to his loopy self.


Hippy Chic Says:

Nice first set from Granollers,but it was inevitable that he wouldnt be able to sustain such a level over five sets….


RZ Says:

Fed seems to have figured out whatever issue he was having before. Playing so much better now.


Hippy Chic Says:

I like Rogers look BTW….


skeezer Says:

Don’t know whats up with the use of the word hate here. It is thrown around so casual. Its most often used by accusers, have hardly ever read a poster “hates” a player. When someone gives an opinion someone else doesn’t like, it does not mean they are hating.

And to say Fed fans hate Tomas is laughable. Bird has created his own on court persona, one just needs to search youtube. He’s dissed on Rafa, Almagro, and other players.
The guy has a big game, has talent, and unmatchable pure power when on. Between the ears? ………………….


RZ Says:

@Hippy Chic – there does seem to be fun banter between Berdych and Pseudo Fed. But in general I don’t find Pseudo Fed to be particularly funny (and it’s not because he/she is making fun of Fed; I just don’t think most of the jokes are funny).


Humble Rafa Says:

Somebody;g granola bar is eating them.


Hippy Chic Says:

I dont think you will ever find fans of Berdych blogging on this forum anytime soon going by the negativity the guy has to stomach,probably think its not worth the bother?
To add ive often wondered why theres never any fans of other players other than the top guys?Volley is a Tsonga fan,Emily a Delpo fan,and Cindy Brady who just enjoyed watching good tennis from any player(didnt take any prisoners though),there posts are very sporadic….


Hippy Chic Says:

RZ ive never read psuedofed so i wouldnt know,but even Margot said she had warmed to Berdych after that charity match at queens last year for Ross….


jatin Says:

fed is playing sublime tennis. Just loving those crazy volleys with those dangerous backhands.
I wonder how he lost the first set in the first place ?


Hippy Chic Says:

Federers making this match look very easy now….


Hippy Chic Says:

Jatin i dont think he had woken up,he definetly has now though,looks very good very sharp,great performance….


pitchaboy Says:

Fed=frightening display of first strike tennis. Granola Bar looking like a club player playing a pro.


jatin Says:

Yeah you are right hippy chic. Thank god i woke up at the right time ( After the 1st set). Cannot imagine the early scare fans had to go through lol.

Meanwhile, Berdych is through to the 4th round.


Hippy Chic Says:

Jatin does he play Berych next then?


Hippy Chic Says:

Sorry Berdych….


jatin Says:

Not before the semis :)


Hippy Chic Says:

Jatin sorry getting ahead of myself,i wont see anymore tennis after Thursday as i will be away after that….


Tennis Fan Says:

US commentator been trashing Feds game for over an hour now even as Fed has taken Gronollers out behind the woodshed and won15 of last 16 games … what a joke


jatin Says:

Oh, i don’t think anything significant will happen in these 2-3 days anyway. So don’t worry about that.
I hope you will be back for the semis though as they are going to be cracker.
Good luck …


RZ Says:

@Madmax – in case you weren’t able to watch it – after the rain delay, Fed played back at the level we fans like to see, while Granollers couldn’t keep up his earlier level.


Wog boy Says:

Nice match Thiem, keep it up young man, we need new faces in top 10.


madmax Says:

RZ! Thank you!

I couldn’t stay up afterall, but have it on record, so will watch.

Ben Pronin Says:
So let’s see, Kyrgios spent $1000 for at least 2 people in one of the most expensive cities in the world and this is a problem because people around the world are starving? Is it his fault prices are insane? Ridiculous comment.

Ben. Steady please. Firstly, what else do you expect from Nadalista? This is their type of comment. Yes it is ridiculous.

But you owe Hippy chick/Alison an apology. She IS, without a doubt, THE nicest person on this site and I don’t know how she does it. I don’t.

Never seen her say an unkind word about a player. That has to be a first here, because we all do it, in some way, even if it is a sly dig.

I am with you Ben on the majority of stuff that you say and hear you. Why aren’t you writing any of the staff threads any more? Did you become too rebellious or something?

Alison, you just HAVE to stop apologising and asking for confirmation from everyone. You don’t need it. Have an opinion. Stand by it and be proud.

RZ, finally, I will read all of the comments later, but I did read fed’s post match, he said that the break helped him to regroup, (like you said), and he felt he was playing better.

The reason why they shifted from the original court was that lighting was going to strike there so the whole court was evacuated.

Can you imagine?


madmax Says:

Hippy Chic Says:
I like Rogers look BTW….

August 31st, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Hippy, stick to Hugh Jackman please! :)


madmax Says:

RZ,

the No.2 seed and his Spanish opponent were ushered from the Arthur Ashe Stadium court as tournament officials called for the stadium to be evacuated with lightning in the area.

“Marcel started really on fire,” Federer conceded. “The break helped me, and I came out and played some great tennis.”

http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/sport/story/339443.html

RZ, as you were there with me right at the beginning (but my live stream kept cutting out), do you think it was the changeover from night to day, because I am thinking – this could be costly to Fed later in the tournament.


madmax Says:

I haven’t read all the posts here, but I don’t like Berdyche. Hands up. I don’t. For so many reasons too.

I watched his recent interview at the post press conference after his, (I think), 3rd round match. Right at the start, of the press conference he had his phone and was taking selfie’s. He is so full of himself.

I think he is arrogant and rude to his opponents. Not just to Fed, but to Rafa and also to Novak. He has something about him that, for me, just isn’t likable.

His game is great. I accept that. A power player, but he reminds me of a charging elephant and I don’t know why. He doesn’t have a game for me which is easy on the eye to watch. I think I would rather watch Rafa, in fact, I KNOW I would rather watch Rafa’s game than his game.

He just seems smug to me. My opinion. Sorry Berdych fans.

Are there any here?


Tennis Fan Says:

Gasquet looks like he just came out of a swimming pool …literally a pool of sweat under his chair … i think he’s leaving trails out on the court … lol


Humble Rafa Says:

I think I just found the second best backhand in Switzerland – 17 year old. WOW


Okiegal Says:

@Madmax……..Yes, he is just 19 yrs of age and I guess we can cut him some slack. I don’t want anyone to think that I have a hate on this kid because he beat Rafa…..not so for me. I made an observation and commented on it…..constructive criticism, if you please. As I stated above, he is talented and I’m sure we will be seeing him go deep in the tournaments. I’m sorry if I gave the impression that I hate him. Why would I hate a teenager just because he played lights out and beat my fav?? I don’t hate Rosol and Matesovic for kicking over his bottles…..now that was really immature and they were old enough to know better. Those kind of actions speaks volumes about a person…..imho.
Nick is entertaining to watch and best of luck to him and his career.

Madmax, I don’t think you were the poster that hit on the hate issue, this is directed to them and not you…….want to make that clear!


Eric Says:

Kyrgios has already made more than half a million bucks of prize money in his short career. $1000 is an extravagant meal, sure, but it’s a drop in the bucket as far as showy spending goes…


Michael Says:

Well, Robredo did expose those limitations of Kyrgios on court. Did he not ? And how well he played from both flanks literally outplaying Krygios except for the first set and a half when it seemed it was all but over for Robredo. He then slowly dugged in to the match and just tested Kyrgios fire power as to whether it has the consistency to withstand a five set match. Obviously from the scoreline, it did not and Kyrgios caved in to Robredo’s experience which proved to be the difference in the end. Ofcourse Kyrgios is still young and has a bright potential ahead. But still, he has a long way to go to achieve what he aspires to be. It is too early to say that he is the future Super Star.


Michael Says:

And now coming to Roger against Granollers, in the first set it seemed Roger was losing his way and he was making far too many UEs giving a breathing space to Granollers. But he came on his own in the rest of the match and just outplayed Granollers and showed the distance in the game between him and his opponent who was completely outclassed and could only wait for the match to reach its logical conclusion. It is in such a way Roger imposes his class on even good players who look totally bemused and bewildered on Court, what to do next ?


Michael Says:

Is Berdych emerging as the dark horse for this US Open ? it is too early to see. But still there is ample evidence of this emerging by the way he has played in the tournament so far dismantling his opponents quite easily and going through his job silently and practicly unnoticed. However, he is only in the 4th round and he is up against Theim, another bright potential and picked to be the future star of Tennis. This is also the first time they would be meeting and it would surely turn out to interesting. Expecting a tough match.


Michael Says:

Will Andy conquer his demons today ? He is facing Tsonga and that is the toughest test for him so far in the tournament. But he can take some consolation from the fact that he has an advantageous H2H against him and that might serve him well. Also, he lost to him at Montreal by a whisker losing a match he had very much on his hand. So, he must be raring to go and turn this one head on. Let us see what is in store.

Novak Vs Kohlscriber too would be pretty tough than many think with the later producing some of his best Tennis we have seen from him and which he is truly capable of. It should be minimum a four setter and might even go to five with Novak prevailing hopefully.


Margot Says:

Lol if I “hated” every player who has ever beaten Andy, the list would stretch from here to New York and I would be in a permanent, rage induced frazzle!
I hate the word “hate” used in the context of tennis players, for goodness sake, it’s simply ridiculous. What it does do, of course, is to shut down discussion and that’s probably the intent.
Mind you some players’ parents are candidates for our condemnation for sure.


Okiegal Says:

@Tennis Fan

What kind of trails??


jane Says:

hippy my comments weren’t meant for you. it isn’t just at this site that i’ve read negative comments about him. it was a more general observation.

the da, it’s true that these sorts of grudges/dislikes span all fanbases.

wog boy, i didn’t see the match but it looks like a great win for theim. i did see a bit of the other match and monfils & gasquet were sweating buckets! i was trying to figure out if reeshard was just wearing shiny shorts or if he was really sweating that much!

margot, agree. hate is too strong a word in this context.


Hippy Chic Says:

Madmax thanks for your kind words,but i do have a strong opinion on this,and i dont believe i did apologize for what i said anyway?i will stick to Mr Jackman though lol Rogers all yours do like the look though….


Hippy Chic Says:

Jane OK no probs….


Felipe Says:

My dream semifinals: Wawrinka vs Tsonga; Cilic vs Dimitrov


addicted Says:

I have to say that there is more than a little hypocrisy involved in criticizing a player’s choice to have a 1 off extravagant meal, but being okay with another player supporting gambling, a far more expensive, far more time consuming, extremely addictive activity which has been known to destroy lives and families.


Hippy Chic Says:

addicted i completely agree,and i dont condone gambling to the excess that it can ruin lives….


Polo Says:

Can’t people here distinguish when sonething is said tongue in cheek as when I said my wife “hates” anybody who beats Nadal? You can’t be taking tennis so seriously that you lose your sense of humor. Enjoy tennis even if you may opinions that vary widely with others.


RZ Says:

@Madmax – I don’t think the change from night match to day was the reason why Fed was off. I think it’s just one of those things. It happens every now and then to the pros. As much as we’d like them to always play at their best, they just can’t. The first set before the rain delay reminded me of the match between Kim Clijsters and Nadia Petrova a few years ago at the Australian Open, where Petrova didn’t have to do much as Clijsters pretty much messed up any ball her racquet touched. It was similar at the beginning with several shanks early on.


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