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Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sat Sep 7, 2019 9:48 pm
by blazza18
She'll do well to win a game now it seems.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sat Sep 7, 2019 9:49 pm
by Turk Nowitzki
That last game with Andreescu serving at 3-5 might've been the loudest I've ever heard the Ashe crowd. That was crazy.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sat Sep 7, 2019 9:56 pm
by Turk Nowitzki
Feel like Andreescu might steal this here, she's weathered the storm.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sat Sep 7, 2019 10:00 pm
by blazza18
Incredibly bonkers last 30 minutes.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sat Sep 7, 2019 10:01 pm
by MikeIsGood
Turk Nowitzki wrote:Feel like Andreescu might steal this here, she's weathered the storm.


Called it.

At least the second set got interesting, but it's unfortunate that it's because the under-performance transferred from one of them to the other (though not unsurprising at 19, Arthur Ashe, first slam final).

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sat Sep 7, 2019 10:02 pm
by Turk Nowitzki
No clue where Serena goes from here.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sat Sep 7, 2019 10:07 pm
by MikeIsGood
Chase/ESPN had this new Serena commercial ready to go. At least I think it's new. Good commercial but timing misses the mark, even though the message is still true.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sun Sep 8, 2019 12:31 am
by crkone
I'm at a wedding reception and the couple gave the hotel a laptop with music to play. I feel bad for the bus boy who's trying his hardest up there. He's looking through a two page pamphlet of songs prepared for him.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sun Sep 8, 2019 8:41 pm
by MikeIsGood
Medvedev is up an early break. Immediate thing that stands out to me is that Medvedev is all over the court. That is his style as a defender, but he's not making much effort to end rallies. He's just running everywhere, returning everything. Bold strategy against Rafa in a 5 set match. Will be interesting to see if he has the stamina for it.

Often works for Djokovic against Rafa. But that's because he's Djokovic (and he also ends rallies with big returns).

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sun Sep 8, 2019 9:25 pm
by Turk Nowitzki
Rafa has like two extra gears that he hasn't even had to think about using in any match in this tournament. No way he loses this match.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sun Sep 8, 2019 10:02 pm
by BUCKnation
When Rafa's got serve, the games arent even close.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sun Sep 8, 2019 11:11 pm
by Turk Nowitzki
Seriously incredible effort from Medvedev. I thought this one was over when Nadal got the break in the 3rd.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sun Sep 8, 2019 11:16 pm
by MikeIsGood
I know the first set was close, but Medvedev seriously played worlds better in the third set there. He's not being passive anymore.

I've still got my eye on his stamina, though. Long matches are Rafa's day job and this guy's coming in for his first day of work, so to speak.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sun Sep 8, 2019 11:27 pm
by Turk Nowitzki
Big hold from Rafa, huge missed opportunity for Medvedev.

Medvedev was still riding the adrenaline wave in that game, gotta think his level will drop a bit now.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Sun Sep 8, 2019 11:54 pm
by tyland
Zach Lowe to the Athletic would be interesting. Smart move by them to bid as he has a big following.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 12:04 am
by Turk Nowitzki
This is pretty crazy.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 12:06 am
by MikeIsGood
Jesus what a return that was.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 12:11 am
by Turk Nowitzki
Medvedev has a good portion of the crowd behind him, this is wild.

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 12:36 am
by BUCKnation
and Nadal nearly let that set go at 40-0. lol

Re: OT: General OT Thread [NO POLITICS OR RELIGION]

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 12:45 am
by Turk Nowitzki
Wow, that all fell apart in a hurry.