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Kerber, however, is assured of regaining the number one ranking from injured Serena Williams next week.
1) Most recent podcast guest Paul Annacone was terrifically prescient. 2) Dirk Nowitzki is our next guest in advance of his annual tennis fundraiser. I was disappointed you had to mention Roger Federer in the opening paragraph of your 50 Parting Thoughts from the U. Rafa and Federer are the Evert-Navratilova of men's tennis, but why not in this instance just celebrate Rafa alone? Unless you’re a WTA player during a non-Slam and your tour has cynically decided that, rather than confront cheaters, it would just distort and contort the sport’s essence and make coaching legal. Total respect for Sloane Stephens..even for the match, but for the concern she showed for Madison Keys after. Does that highlight the singular problem that Nadal poses for Federer or that Nadal has more people to solve at other Slams?
He also outlasted marquee Next Gen star Alexander Zverev, who exited after two rounds. Informed Rublev has maintained he has nothing to lose in Queens — the reflex mantra for youthful underdogs — Nadal issued a , or whatever the Spanish equivalent is.“Of course he’s young,” Nadal said. He has a chance to be in the semifinals for the first time of his career, and I have been there couple of times.”Zingy shot from a 15-time Grand Slam champion.“Of course he has things to lose,” Nadal added, grinning.
Rublev provided a thumbnail assessment of Nadal’s strengths versus his own. “And of course I have things to lose and things to win. ”Like, mon Dieu, he’d been unaware.“Better to be 19 than 31, my opinion. Even when I was eight years old, I was not very happy (on) my birthday, to be nine.
But I tell you one thing, this sport is about victory. At the end of your career, nobody remembers your defeats, your losses. he’s a solid player on the tour.”The 31-year-old professed surprise at Rublev’s age when a reporter mentioned it. I am 31 and I am not happy when my birthday going to be 32. I don’t want to get older.“For the moment, I didn’t find the watch to stop that watch.”In other significant matches Monday, Juan Martin del Potro — beaten by Shapovalov at the Rogers Cup last month — came back from the brink of two set and two match points down to outlast No.
People remember the victories.”Nadal, who had not been dominant here until yesterday’s win, wouldn’t cut his upcoming opponent even an inch of existential slack. 6 seed Dominic Thiem of Austria 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4.
"So that's tough, but that's not happening every week.
“So we’ll see.”The young Russian, who cracked the top 50 this past spring, surpassed Shapovalov quietly and with minimal notice, grinding his way through four rounds of tennis. I can play really fast, in fast rhythm.”Nadal, after tidily dusting off Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 6-2, 6-4, 6-1, set about playing some mind games on Rublev.It didn’t do the Belgian any good, however, in his straight-set ouster, 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-3.Admittedly, the ninth seed has been bothered by a left knee injury but that didn’t account for the loss. It was almost impossible to win today.”Rublev has now done what no other Next Gen stud — the 21s and under — has managed: He made it into the quarters of a Slam, thereby jumping to the head of the pupa class, taking out a second top-10 seed in the process.Maybe that’s not as profound as it seems to me now, but that’s the beauty of peak Nadal, just an "all-in" taking of the match. (Just as Serena serves that role with the women.) Federer, at 36, was in a race for No. And that's real friendship, when you take the time to support the emotional needs of a friend while celebrating the biggest moment in your life. Not only did a rival push them to improve and innovate; but they are immune from the (often circular and bogus) charge that they thrived in a weak era.
Especially at the end of the year, when it’s an open secret that some players are physically compromised and there without genuine ambitions of winning. But does winning an eight-man event compare to a 64-draw Masters 1000? Or playing on the worst kind of racial stereotypes in order to explain her own futility? We’re excerpting Sharapova’s book on later this week so, in the interest of balance, we’re entitled to link this takedown. The dilemma for the athlete: you’re being paid an advance to dish and settle scores and provide insight. But should an active player be talking about another active player so candidly? You always reserve the first four spots for exclusive raves about the men's winner, the women's winner, then the runner ups, in that order. • Players and coaches can only confer when there is an authentic break, such as a rain delay. By simply substituting one for the other, Federer would have six more majors but Nadal would only have three more.“Of course he’s young, and when you are young you feel that everything is new. And Roger Federer, who took a mysterious medical timeout after the second set against Phillipp Kohlschreiber, nevertheless looked just fine and dandy seeing off the world No.