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Re: 2013 US Open thread MEN - OFFICIAL
« Reply #440 on: August 30, 2013, 10:10:39 PM »
Looks like +22000 in attendance.  I say 11000 stay for Serena.

Whether it gets there or not, kudos to the USTA for having a 5th set TB.

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« Reply #441 on: August 30, 2013, 10:12:32 PM »
Looks like +22000 in attendance.  I say 11000 stay for Serena.

Whether it gets there or not, kudos to the USTA for having a 5th set TB.

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Re: 2013 US Open thread MEN - OFFICIAL
« Reply #442 on: August 30, 2013, 10:20:57 PM »
Looks like +22000 in attendance.  I say 11000 stay for Serena.

Whether it gets there or not, kudos to the USTA for having a 5th set TB.

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Re: 2013 US Open thread MEN - OFFICIAL
« Reply #443 on: August 30, 2013, 10:25:15 PM »
Delpo out!!!

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« Reply #444 on: August 30, 2013, 10:30:22 PM »
Holly Macaroni, that was an entertaining match. Fantastic effort by Hewitt. Love that guy. DP looked like he had nothing left in the tank. JMac kept talking about his wrist but I really don't know ... DP simply looked slow and tired. And the crowd was great, full house, amazing atmosphere.

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Re: 2013 US Open thread MEN - OFFICIAL
« Reply #445 on: August 30, 2013, 10:31:14 PM »
Another one for the "old" guys!  Good job by Hewitt.  After he blew that 2nd set, I thought he would go on to lose.  So...how many "over 30s" are still left?  Good job by them!

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« Reply #446 on: August 30, 2013, 10:31:27 PM »
Now what do you know, Hewitt the fighter does it!

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« Reply #447 on: August 30, 2013, 10:38:42 PM »
I have to give Hewitt a lot of credit. He looked finished but hung in there and kept fighting.
 
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« Reply #448 on: August 30, 2013, 10:45:01 PM »
del potro just has to take his fitness to the next level.
 
 
he is close. his game is coming around. all that is needed is supreme fitness.
 
 
 
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« Reply #449 on: August 30, 2013, 11:10:29 PM »
Nice to see The Bagman gettin' it done at a slam.
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« Reply #450 on: August 30, 2013, 11:11:47 PM »
Hewitt had a 1:1 ratio of winners/unforced errors. When he does that he's got a good shot at winning. Last few years he's been too error prone. We'll see if he can keep his errors down in the next couple of matches.
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Re: 2013 US Open thread MEN - OFFICIAL
« Reply #451 on: August 30, 2013, 11:12:36 PM »
Hoss, where were you last night? Did you get to see Isner? What did you think about his game, the first 2 1/2 sets in particular?
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« Reply #452 on: August 30, 2013, 11:32:38 PM »
Hoss, where were you last night? Did you get to see Isner? What did you think about his game, the first 2 1/2 sets in particular?
Was at the OG on anniversary date night.
Home at 8 p.m., passed out from exhaustion at 8:15.
Can't seem to get to sleep tonight (perhaps I slept too much last night :rofl_2:).

Completely missed Big John v. The French Clown.
What did you take away from that match?
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« Reply #453 on: August 31, 2013, 12:05:14 AM »
Hoss, where were you last night? Did you get to see Isner? What did you think about his game, the first 2 1/2 sets in particular?
Was at the OG on anniversary date night.
Home at 8 p.m., passed out from exhaustion at 8:15.
Can't seem to get to sleep tonight (perhaps I slept too much last night :rofl_2:).

Completely missed Big John v. The French Clown.
What did you take away from that match?

In this case, the stats did tell the story. John was 11/16 at net in the first set. He's got such soft hands. Half the time he hits drop volleys at severe angles. 37/63 at the net overall. Then he pounded FH winners all night. Just kept going big and bigger because Monfils is hard to pass. 37 winners + 23 aces (only 2 doubles) and countless unreturnables. 60 winners in all. His serve was 139 at the start and 139 3 1/2 hours later. When the crowd flipped, Isner started throwing down 139 followed by 138. It was a huge F.U. to the crowd. He later said he was really disappointed that they turned against him. He hit 132 out wide. At least he gave Monfils a reason to laugh because balls were flying off Monfils frame if he could reach them. He even broke Monfis's serve 3 times.

As I said, I haven't been much of an Isner fan, but this summer he's shown more game than ever. We'll see about the fitness now.
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« Reply #454 on: August 31, 2013, 12:14:35 AM »
Sounds like he got a little tweaked late in the match and he upped his game.
If he can improve his fitness and find a way to 'tweak' himself more consistently, he may become a solid top tenner.

I like his serve (except for the pre-bounce between the legs! :mad1: :mad1: :mad1:).
His drop volleys are quite nice, excellent hands for a big fella.
I also like his attitude in general, usually not alot of negative energy.
The ground game doesn't interest me one bit and I don't think his movement will ever become more than adequate.

All that being said, he appears to be a likeable feller and I'll continue to pull for him.
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« Reply #455 on: August 31, 2013, 02:25:12 AM »
Kohl vs Isner is definitely the most interesting match-up of the first 3 rounds of US Open. Last year they played a nail-biting 5-setter. In that match Kohl had 3 break points and converted all 3 of them. Very strange to see a player take all their opportunities vs the Isner serve.
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« Reply #456 on: August 31, 2013, 02:31:18 AM »
Kohl vs Isner is definitely the most interesting match-up of the first 3 rounds of US Open. Last year they played a nail-biting 5-setter. In that match Kohl had 3 break points and converted all 3 of them. Very strange to see a player take all their opportunities vs the Isner serve.

This match definitely has it all. I like Kohli but it's an American holiday weekend, and I suspect the crowd will be even more pro-American tomorrow than usual due to the way John was treated last night.

Poor Kohli. I think the combination of John's improved play and the anticipated Davis Cup like theartics will see Kohli crumble in 3.
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« Reply #457 on: August 31, 2013, 05:47:59 AM »
del potro just has to take his fitness to the next level.
 
 
he is close. his game is coming around. all that is needed is supreme fitness.
 
 
 
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« Reply #458 on: August 31, 2013, 08:00:04 AM »
 
 
 
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« Reply #459 on: August 31, 2013, 08:01:18 AM »
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"He's a fun-loving guy and an exciting guy to watch no matter where he is playing, but honestly it was a bit surprising," said Isner, the 13th seed.

"I know the New York fans. They like to see long matches and fifth sets, but I was a little disappointed. Not going to sugar-coat it. If I was playing him in France, it certainly wouldn't be like that."

Isner's frustration reflected the pressure he is under as he attempts to become the first American man since Andy Roddick at the US Open in 2003 to win a Grand Slam title.

"I had a similar match at the French Open against Tommy Haas in Paris. I had about five people cheering for me and those were the five people in my box. So the French people there were cheering for a German," he said.

"I could say something else, but I'm not going to."

Monfils was delighted by the atmosphere.

"It was good. I love playing here and the New York crowd has always responded well to me. It was a great occasion," he said.

Isner will be testing the patience of the home crowd again in the next round when he meets Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.
“It is not too far way,” Toni Nadal told The Australian after Nadal collected the 13th major of his career by mowing down Novak Djokovic in an electrifying final of the US Open. “It is getting very, very close for Rafa to be level with Roger or more.”