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    Posted: 11 Oct 2020 at 7:40am
Nadal v Novak today in the final.

Nadal looking for his 13th FO and 20th slam overall.
Novak looking going for his 2nd FO and 18th slam overall.

Novak has beaten Nadal in the last 3 GS matches they played - AO, WIM and FO.

The colder conditions suit Novak and he has played better quality opposition than Nadal who had an easy route to the final. 

Tough one to call and will probably go to 5 sets.... 

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Great to see Sebastian Korda doing well, following in his fathers footsteps! His two sisters are brilliant golfers too! Nelly in my opinion the best female golfer in the world right now.
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It’s gonna be hard to call the FO winner.

The cold conditions suit Thiem and Novak better than Nadal.

Novak has a relatively easy passage to the final. 
The 3 best clay court players on his half are all in the same section : Agut (10), Busta (17) and Berrettini (7)

Nadal could have to play Zverev (1/4) and Thiem (1/2) to get to the final. He has not played much and Schwartzman beat him a few weeks ago. 

Thiem has the worst draw. Already beat Cilic but could have to play Stan (4th round), Schwartzman (1/4), Nadal (1/2) and Novak final.

Halep should win the ladies. 
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Men’s Semi-Finals tonight : none of the big 3 since FO 2004 

Busta (20) v Zverev (5th)
Zverev was poor against Coric but I think he will win this.

The winner of the tournament will come from the bottom half 

Thiem (2) v Medvedev (3)
Thiem has been to 3 GS finals and has looked great all week. Medvedev got to the final last year and has not dropped a set yet.
I think it will be close but Thiem wins in 5 - mentally tougher.

Good to see a new GS winner - it’s been a long time coming. 


On the women’s it’s Osaka v Azarenka in the final tomorrow.

Azarenka beat Serena last night. I don’t think Serena will win another GS now. She is 39 in a few weeks and lost her last 4 GS finals in straight sets. She desperately wants #24 to equal the all time record.



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Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Tbh that’s a pretty poor DQ! 

No more did he mean that. 

He didn’t mean it but loads of similar cases have all ended up the same -

Henman hit a ball girl at Wimbledon 
Shapolova gave the umpire a black eye during a Davis cup tie
Nalbandian kicked an advertisement board during the queens final and it fell onto one of the line judges 

He didn’t show up for the post match news conference which was very poor form.

Huge opportunity missed for him. Probably his best chance of another US open.
Next year he will be a year old and the younger players are getting better.

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Originally posted by Zinedine Kilbane 110 Zinedine Kilbane 110 wrote:

Novak Disqualified from the US open.
He hit a lines woman with the ball in anger.

We will have a new winner in 2020

This will serve as confirmation bias for Djokovic over his No-vaxx stance

He got the needle and it ended badly for him
 
I remember that happening to Tim Henman at Wimbledon circa 1995, it happened in the mixed doubles or something on an outside court, he hit a ball girl



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Tbh that’s a pretty poor DQ! 

No more did he mean that. 
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Novak Disqualified from the US open.
He hit a lines woman with the ball in anger.

We will have a new winner in 2020



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US Open

Good match with Murray and Nishioka, Murray was 2 sets down but has fought back to 2 all.

Very close in the 5th

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Hopefully the French Open gets cancelled.
 
Would hate to see Nadal equal Federer.
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Nadal pulls out of the US Open end of the month.
(Fed is out injured). Novak who has had C19 will probably play.
A few of the top ladies have also pulled out.

The US ATP are adamant it goes ahead with no fans.

The French open is suppose to be end of Sept with 2 warm up clay tournaments:
Madrid open - now cancelled
Italian open - still on for now

The US or French don’t have insurance like Wimbledon who were able to give out prize money to all players who would have qualified. £10M in total Clap  

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The French Open has been rescheduled by the French to a date in September....which is a week after the US Open is currently due to end.
The US committee has released a more balanced statement.....they will consult with others before they just pick a date to suit themselves.
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Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Cancel the French Open to stop Nadal Clap

No tennis for 6 weeks....

French open is end of May but must be at risk.

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Cancel the French Open to stop Nadal Clap
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Originally posted by GB 1HughJarse GB 1HughJarse wrote:

Indian Wells, due to start today, has been cancelled.
Clay court season in March/April/May.....Monte Carlo, Rome, Barcelona must be doubtful now.

That’s a big call as it’s a huge tournament.
Miami is next but I expect that will be called off.


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Indian Wells, due to start today, has been cancelled.
Clay court season in March/April/May.....Monte Carlo, Rome, Barcelona must be doubtful now.
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Thiem (26) v Novak (32) Aus Open Final.

I think Novak will win in 4.

Thiem needs to win a slam soon. He has been the 2nd best clay court player for the last few years. He has improved massively on hard courts too.
Like Murray, his big problem is the big 3 and they won’t retire!!

Edit:
2 sets all now. Novak was in control but then got 2 time violations in one game and lost the plot for a bit. Was one set up and then 2 sets to one down. 

We go to a 5th.



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Great to see Nadal knocked out Clap
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