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    2018 Tennis thread

    Didn’t see a 2018 thread. Nothing came up on a search.

    French Open is on. A few round one upsets. Love the clay courts.

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    there's pretty much just one tennis thread. not enough of us who give a shit. think there are maybe 5 of us and we lost 20% with Bmills departure.
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    thanks for the reminder to set the DVR. No spoilers in this thread from the current day's play please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluff View Post
    Didn’t see a 2018 thread. Nothing came up on a search.

    French Open is on. A few round one upsets. Love the clay courts.
    You suck at the search function.

    edit, you started a tennis 2018 thread in January this year...
    hmmm, smoking some kick ass shit or what?
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    I’d say more of an issue with the search function, but you are correct. Fail on my part though

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    Well, to the topic, MT Junior's high school team made the finals of the "C" division of the deccoturf nationals where they lost 3-4 to some ill. team that i understand is an effective suburb of St. Louis. Edwardsville? honest lost with no controversy, came down to 3 doubles. MT Junior 3 for 3 in the tourney. They finished 3rd in their region in 6A georgia, which is effectively third in the state as thier region owns the state. IMO thier region is pretty much the SEC of high school tennis in the southeast, maybe for this 1/2 of the nation. In 2018 the region was down some featuring only number 6 in the nation (ranked by top 5 UTRs). in 2017 they had #s4, 12, and 21. any of the top six teams in region are somewhere north of a median 9.0 UTR on the court. In the final four they managed to beat region #2 in a thrilling match in which three of the five lines went 3 ball-buster sets. Then they got absolutely obliterated in the state final. By #6 in the nation.

    And just like that high school sports are over at the MT household.

    Wait what were we talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Tucker View Post
    Well, to the topic, MT Junior's high school team made the finals of the "C" division of the deccoturf nationals where they lost 3-4 to some ill. team that i understand is an effective suburb of St. Louis. Edwardsville? honest lost with no controversy, came down to 3 doubles. MT Junior 3 for 3 in the tourney. They finished 3rd in their region in 6A georgia, which is effectively third in the state as thier region owns the state. IMO thier region is pretty much the SEC of high school tennis in the southeast, maybe for this 1/2 of the nation. In 2018 the region was down some featuring only number 6 in the nation (ranked by top 5 UTRs). in 2017 they had #s4, 12, and 21. any of the top six teams in region are somewhere north of a median 9.0 UTR on the court. In the final four they managed to beat #2 in a thrilling match in which three of seven lines went 3 ball-buster sets. Then they got absolutely obliterated in the state final. By #6 in the nation.

    And just like that high school sports are over at the MT household.

    Wait what were we talking about?
    OK but who was calling lines????
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    ^ no change here. in all matches lines are called by the kids on the court. if they got pissed enough they could ask coaches to call lines but i've never seen it happen in a high school match. Really enjoyed my kid's involvement in the sport these past 8-9 years and will miss it.
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    Stevens with a nice rally back win today. Great third set to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Tucker View Post
    ^ no change here. in all matches lines are called by the kids on the court. if they got pissed enough they could ask coaches to call lines but i've never seen it happen in a high school match. Really enjoyed my kid's involvement in the sport these past 8-9 years and will miss it.
    Nice. proud daddyness showing and rightfully so. Kudos for introducing them to a most excellent game. Hope we can hit sometime.

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    first set was great tennis. hopefully thiem can pull it together in the second and take the third

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    oh well maybe not

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    Thiem is hot and played really well but clearly Nadal is the king of clay!

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    he is a handsome dude with an amazing fore hand

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    Murray pulls out of Wimbledon. Leaves a large English void. Go Fed!

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    Go Shapo, go Milos!

    Foreigners I like - Fed of course, but Rafa always a contenda.

    Dark horses - Querry, Crazy Nick K, Tsonga, Monfils, Dolgo
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    Some good matches early. Sucks Stevens and Coco lost. A few upsets on the men’s and women’s sides.

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    Nice to see Genie back playing decently. Nice first round wins for Shapo and Milos. Go Canada!

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    Sharapova goes down to a fellow hot Russian.

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    Keys lost a tough one today. Choked away the first set up 5-3, big comeback in the second when it looked over, lost a tough third. Had her chances but just too many errors at costly moments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluff View Post
    Sharapova goes down on a fellow hot Russian.
    What I thought it said at first glance... had to do a double-take.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippster View Post
    What I thought it said at first glance... had to do a double-take.

    Haha. Would pay big dollars for courtside.

    In other news my Canukistanian crew is down to Milos. Serve hard my friend, serve hard.

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    To. On. Funny the change in context with a simple mistaken word. Wishful thinking on my part.

    Halep just lost a three setter. Women’s draw is pretty open. Big opportunities for some unranked players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluff View Post
    Women’s draw is pretty open. Big opportunities for some unranked players.
    Absolutely. Nishikori sure kicked the Aussie loon's ass. Milos cruising along, hope he stays healthy (mind and body).
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    Fed lost a tough one today. 13-11 in the 5th. So entertaining. Love tennis.

    Nadal Del Potro shaping up to be a similar match.

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