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Medvedev is the new asshat of the tournament. But he’s been playing well.
Wow... Thanks for the video. Didn't Medvedev just win Cincinnati ? He should be flying high. Do you know what crawled underneath his skin?

He [Monfils] seems to be much better right now. Commentators are giving credit to his girlfriend, Svitolina.
That's good to hear. Thought that/noticed something was happening earlier this year, but wasn't sure. Glad I wasn't just seeing things.
 

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Wow... Thanks for the video. Didn't Medvedev just win Cincinnati ? He should be flying high. Do you know what crawled underneath his skin?

That's good to hear. Thought that/noticed something was happening earlier this year, but wasn't sure. Glad I wasn't just seeing things.
Don’t know. It’s been building. He credits the crowd rooting for his opponents as giving him energy to win. He’s walking a fine line of entertainment to real dislike. The towel/ball boy was over the line.
The crowd will root for Wawrinka, but how much they go against Medvedev depends on what he does. He could actually win them over.

Did you see Monfils do a 360 spin and smash for match point in 2nd round?
https://www.espn.com/video/clip/_/id/27494874
 
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Well Medvedev beat Wawrinka pretty easily. Stan was off. Med had 3 double faults in one game and Stan still lost it.

Serena just destroyed Wang, but I didn't see it.
Maybe Monfils can inspire his girlfriend Svitolina to beat Serena. Not putting much stock in anyone beating Serena at this point.
 

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Looks like Federer is finally finding his form
Well, that was short lived. Looks like Federer's back is limiting him again...

Medvedev is looking good. He's absorbing the powerstrokes and making great touches.

Monfils doesn't look like Monfils. He's playing "sensible". Wow, what a change.
 

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Yeah Fed had like 60 unforced errors. Monfils took it to the wire. I heard he had a bunch of double faults in the 5th set tiebreak.

Schwartzman is giving Nadal a run now. Not convinced yet he can beat Nadal.
 

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Thought Bencic would have outplayed Andreescu, but didn't happen. Somehow, the touch shots weren't employed. She was trying to out base line the harder hitting opponent.

 

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Quite the finals!
Andreescu beats Serena despite her coming back from 5-1 to 5-5 in the second set.
Nadal wins in 5 after winning the first two sets. Looses point, couple first serves for delay of game! One of those cost him a break when he faulted on the serve.
Nadal even got booed by the crowd at one point for complaining about crowd noise and holding up Medvedev serving.
Great match.
 
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