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Offline Bazcovic

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #220 on: June 03, 2012, 11:49:54 AM »
Goffin is like another Davydenko!
Speed + clean grounstroke+changing angel+ good return!

As long as he can cope a five setter,  I think he has a good chance. But seriously how is making those shots with his skinny arms????

Proper technique.

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #221 on: June 03, 2012, 11:51:34 AM »
Goffin is like another Davydenko!
Speed + clean grounstroke+changing angel+ good return!

As long as he can cope a five setter,  I think he has a good chance. But seriously how is making those shots with his skinny arms????

Proper technique.

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #222 on: June 03, 2012, 11:55:34 AM »
Shank, how can you say that most ridiculous of all changes is french open?? the most ridiculous changes have been made at wimbledon..
Ball is bouncing 35-40% HIGHER than 2000, ball is going slower by 15-20%, S&V is a thing of the past for Wimbledon, and so on.. I mean, the tournament with the most tradition in the sport is playing like "green" fast clay...

slowing down wimbledon was somewhat understandable.......grass by its very nature is lively and plays quite fast as it is.......great servers becker, sampras, goran etc were hitting humanly unreturnable serves using old frames and natural gut rackets........with these new rackets and latest strings, it would be almost impossible to return serve if the grass was just as fast.......

i think they have finally found the balance on the surface.......good serves are still rewarded.......roddick with no backhand could make 3 finals on the surface.......players can serve and volley with few tweaks to their game but they just don't choose to.......

on the other hand they sped up french open unnecessarily.......there was no need to change it......french open was fast clay as it is.......now it's like a fast hardcourt.......
What you understand about "understandable" about grass is not so understandable for others... slowing the courts of SW19 was a major change to tennis, and TENNIS TRADITION, unlike the changes they have done on clay... First let's get into the "understandable" part for you on grass, a game that was played as the major S&V tourney on the tour... True, raquet technology, even player preparation for the tour has changed, movement, fitness the works.. But Wimbledon took a 180 change and ended up with green "clay"... whereas clay still plays like fast clay, grass plays like a whole different surface, giving advantage to baseliners and put an end to a tradition about serve and volley...
True, some modifications were in order, but not that terrible change they did for the surface... You can't enjoy a good serve and volleyer now a days on wimbledon, due to the technology and the way players prepare for matches nowadays. The fact that the ball is bouncing 35-40% higher than in the 90s and that the ball is way slower just proves that changes for wimbledon are as of now the biggest change in tennis tournaments for the last decade. I loved to watch Becker, and Edberg... with his beautiful volleys and the ability to prove their skills on that surface, now, all we have are baseliners (Fed included) who can play as hardcourts. 

So I have to disagree... Wimbledon made a terrible mistake and changed the way the game played for the most important and with most tradition on tour... Shame on the organisation... Still, as "understandable" as you might think, I haven't seen you complaint about all these changes because it surely helped your player the most as it seems.

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #223 on: June 03, 2012, 11:57:09 AM »
Del Potro should withdraw now as the pain can clearly show on his face.....

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #224 on: June 03, 2012, 12:12:21 PM »
I have a question. Do players still have to attire themselves in white at the London Olympics????

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #225 on: June 03, 2012, 12:27:28 PM »
usually, AELTC has a strict dress code, according to which all the players must appear on the courts in white.
However, This year for Olympics , There will be no rule governing the color of attires of players..

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #226 on: June 03, 2012, 12:32:36 PM »
usually, AELTC has a strict dress code, according to which all the players must appear on the courts in white.
However, This year for Olympics , There will be no rule governing the color of attires of players..

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It is just going to be a unique spectacle; watching players in different colors for the first time at Wimbledon.

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #227 on: June 03, 2012, 12:48:03 PM »
I always thought its cool to be dressed in white at Wimbly  ..-)
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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #228 on: June 03, 2012, 12:51:40 PM »
I always thought its cool to be dressed in white at Wimbly  ..-)

Of course it is, it's always regal. But the idea of seeing them in their attire of choice is just exciting. What are the chances of seeing something like this? Once every century? Perhaps...

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #229 on: June 03, 2012, 12:53:43 PM »
Del Potro add good drop shots for his game in this match. He has ability to play consistently drop shot from baseline. He wins the 1st set just a monment ago.

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #230 on: June 03, 2012, 12:58:34 PM »
I always thought its cool to be dressed in white at Wimbly  ..-)
White on green clay !!
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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #231 on: June 03, 2012, 01:17:30 PM »
Stan is fighting back, another 5 setter c'mon!  :))
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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #232 on: June 03, 2012, 01:29:52 PM »
Stan on fire, 4-0 in 4th  ;-()
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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #233 on: June 03, 2012, 01:56:02 PM »
Del Potro should withdraw now as the pain can clearly show on his face.....

Negative.

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #234 on: June 03, 2012, 01:57:27 PM »
Some awesome points in the finish of the 4th set by Stanislas  ;-() Onto 5th now !
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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #235 on: June 03, 2012, 01:59:59 PM »
Del Potro should withdraw now as the pain can clearly show on his face.....

Negative.
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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #236 on: June 03, 2012, 02:16:03 PM »
DelPo is just blasting the ball, picked up the pace since the second set.  :king:
 
 

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #237 on: June 03, 2012, 02:18:41 PM »
Why did the match get suspended??

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #238 on: June 03, 2012, 02:46:19 PM »
Why did the match get suspended??

Darkness.

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Re: 2012 (MEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #239 on: June 03, 2012, 03:53:56 PM »
OK... The French Open needs to renovate.  The AO has multiple covered courts/and lights; You can play at night at the US Open; Wimbledon has a roof on center court so you can play that match into the night.  What does the French Open have?  No roofs; no lights.... this tournament needs to get with the times!!!!!! :Confused: