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  1. 10 out of 13 (77%) Americans prevailed yesterday which was good for me (only Querrey, Kudla and Kozlov were defeated). Steve Johnson and Frances Tiafoe already won today and I hope Tommy Paul and Riley Opelka will do so as well. It'll be extremely difficult for John Isner to pull off the upset though. Andy Murray seems to be very focused and sharp. Christian Harrison retired after the 4th game against Oscar Otte but he wouldn't be a factor for the tournament anyway.
  2. BREAKING: Last year's runner-up Matteo Berrettini has withdrawn from Wimbledon after testing positive for Covid-19
  3. It's a shame Roger didn't achieve that in the years of his absolute dominance (2004-2007)
  4. https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220613-ex-olympic-champion-monica-puig-retires-from-tennis
  5. Was it Juan Martin del Potro at Flushing Meadows in 2009? Wow. 😄😂😂🤣
  6. Andy Roddick's victory at the 2003 USO was the last time an American male won a Grand Slam. Shocking. Tennis is a sport which is growing worldwide but struggling to survive in the United States. Nobody seems capable of giving even a glimpse of the glorious past (Connors, McEnroe, Sampras, Agassi). I find it a bit humiliating for a nation like the United States, to have this long drought in men's tennis. Some say that Roger Federer undermined the fate of American tennis (Andy Roddick, James Blake) with his extraordinary dominance in the '00s. I don't know. One thing is certain, there's an absence of an American male superstar... It's time the USTA did something about this. Having said that, Americans are traditionally targeting Wimbledon with plenty of hope and ambition. The transition process from clay to grass doesn't bother them simply because they tend to skip the clay court season or because they're so poor on clay that they lose in the early rounds of the tournaments, hence being well rested for the grass court season which they all love. Also, Wimbledon is probably the most prestigious tournament in tennis; they can't afford to make the trip from America and show up overly weak and vulnerable. The axe from the media will fall heavily. I requested the following bet and my local bookmaker just issued it: Any American player to reach SF, F or be the Winner 🏆 @25.5 Maybe it's silly, who knows.
  7. When was the last time a non European won a Grand Slam? (Referring to Men) Makes me wonder, is it worth chasing it as a prospect in each slam from now on? Aussies - Alex de Minaur, Nick Kyrgios Americans - Taylor Fritz, Reilly Opelka, Frances Tiafoe, Sebastian Korda Canadians - Denis Shapovalov, FAA
  8. I will oppose Flipkens, I like what I read and thanks for the information. But Diatchenko must be one of the worst players I've ever seen... I don't even think she'll be competitive today. I feel like SR will get a comfortable win to be honest.
  9. Let's move to the other side of the Atlantic and specifically to the Challenger of Orlando. There are two matches I like a lot and hopefully there will be no drama in neither one. Christopher Eubanks to beat Aleksandar Kovacevic at 1.44 with bet365 Christian Harrison to beat Gonzalo Villanueva at 1.35 with bet365 Eubanks and Harrison are superior players than their opponents and I don't think they will face many problems. I expect two easy wins. Good luck.
  10. Fair enough. I guess we'll see what happens. Ain't denying that Nadal remains the favorite, just saying that Zverev is an elite player who's got every shot on his arsenal, so he's more than capable of beating Nadal. Besides, he's already done that three times in his career so far.
  11. And if Zverev catches fire on serve, he will demolish Nadal. We're simplifying things lol
  12. Nadal holds a 6-3 edge in the h2h rivalry with Sascha, but the German has won the 3(!) of their past 4 clashes (all in straight sets). Also, Zverev avenged the lopsided defeat to Alcaraz at the Madrid Open with an impressive victory (6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6) on Philippe Chatrier. This was his long-awaited first win over a top-10 player at a Grand Slam. Who knows how much this win can boost his confidence now. I think the greatest value is on the German to win at least two sets (a.k.a Zverev +1.5 sets handicap). Good luck.
  13. I'm flying to Paris in a few hours! 🙂🙂🙂🙂
  14. So Nadal and Swiatek are the huge favorites to win the FO title. I'm rooting for Zverev and Kasatkina. 💪
  15. Not even a remote chance brother. I like your other picks though.
  16. Of course. Zverev has always been my favorite player. I had placed several bets on Zverev as well, so there you go
  17. I'm so glad my favorite guy in men's tennis prevailed in four sets over one of the most talented boys we've ever witnessed in the history of tennis.
  18. Come on Sascha, beat the young Spaniard 💪😎
  19. Well, the value is on Zverev of course. Zverev to win at least one set at 1.65-1.70 is outrageous.
  20. yes but that part was encouraging I thought. Nevertheless, as a whole, it was an accurate analysis.
  21. Last year's Tsitsipas > This year's Tsitsipas Don't know why though. Makes no sense. You would expect him to improve but he's getting worse. Worse serve, worse bh...
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