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FreoRicci

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Legit question though.. why are there Clay Court tournaments right in the middle of hard court season? Straight after Aus Open. Dumb really.
Mager wins an ATP 500 and his ranking goes from 128 to 77. What’s his grass and hard court game like? Exactly.
 

BobbyMorri

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Legit question though.. why are there Clay Court tournaments right in the middle of hard court season? Straight after Aus Open. Dumb really.
Mager wins an ATP 500 and his ranking goes from 128 to 77. What’s his grass and hard court game like? Exactly.
I just going to guess but I reckon the ATP(rightly I feel) wants a small South American leg of the tour and this is the only time in the tour which is free to do so.

And they just happen to be clay tournaments, because that is what they play over there. I feel if Nick or any other player is upset by these players getting inflated rankings, then they could quite easily play these events as well.
 

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BobbyMorri

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both novak and nadal are making it look easy so far. But Novak(19-match winning streak) has Monfils(12-match winning streak) next.

In saying that, Nadal is playing right now. Damn, Mexico leaves things late.
 

mcgarnacle

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I just going to guess but I reckon the ATP(rightly I feel) wants a small South American leg of the tour and this is the only time in the tour which is free to do so.

And they just happen to be clay tournaments, because that is what they play over there. I feel if Nick or any other player is upset by these players getting inflated rankings, then they could quite easily play these events as well.
i'd say this is it. and given it's summer in south america in feb, it is the season to schedule them after the Australian leg of the tour.
 

Flameboy

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Tsitsipas, Khachanov and Fritz all once again denied by Djokvoic/Nadal. It's tough going for the next gen, even in the 500's.
 

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Two wins for ADM so far in the Valencia challenge. He got into his stride early on.
Beat Andujar who was very rusty and Carreno Busta both in straight sets. Against Bautista Agut tonight.
Guess at this time you grab any match practice you can.

No fans and looks odd though with only one umpire and three ballboys/girls. At least a clay court makes it easier to call the lines.
 

Hamingja

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You'd think your serve would be the easiest thing to maintain during the lockdown. Don't need anyone else to send them down.
 

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I am surprised by Thiem. has played so much exo tennis in the break, I thought he would be red hot.

Would love to see novak tested v Medvedev. I think Struff played Novak in the Aus Open(checks, yep). was a test I heard.
 

pepsi

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I am surprised by Thiem. has played so much exo tennis in the break, I thought he would be red hot.
Djokovic mentioned that the courts felt like they were playing 20-30% faster than last year. Fast court does not suit Thiem. It does suit the big servers of which there are plenty in the final 8.
 

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