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RE: Week 46 - ATP World Tour Finals - London (Hard)


It's been a disastrous tournament for Cilic. He was utterly outclassed on so many levels by Nole and now by Berdych who was destroyed by Waw himself.

Still don't see Murray qualifying, and his inability to nick a set off of Nishikori could prove fatal I believe.

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I can't say I'm too upset. He would really have to beat Fed to qualify for the semis (and he would have to be serving a lot better to do that). If he did qualify it is likely to be to meet Novak in the semi - and I'm not too sure he could beat Novak either: Andy must surely be feeling some fatigue after the punishing schedule played to get here. In which case he would have played another match for no points and have no chance of any further points either, as he would be out. So, possiblilty, however difficult, of another 200 points only. He might be better off resting and then putting in a good training session for next year.

Of course I'd prefer him to beat Fed and Novak and whoever else would reach the final. I'm just not too confident he could do all that at the present.

 

Edit - of course Wawrinka might just beat Novak, he is a difficult match-up for him.



-- Edited by Madeline on Wednesday 12th of November 2014 08:20:15 PM

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Madeline wrote:

 

 

Edit - of course Wawrinka might just beat Novak, he is a difficult match-up for him.



-- Edited by Madeline on Wednesday 12th of November 2014 08:20:15 PM


 He's giving a clear demonstration of that already !



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Didn't last long. Daddy Djoker is steamrollering Stan now. Up a set and a double break *3-0

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I'd make sure you took in the doubles if you have tickets for a Group A session, because your singles match doesn't last that long.


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No - yet another bagel!

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It's pretty astonishing that in 4 days there hasn't been one good singles match.

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4&4, 1&6, 1&1, 1&1, 3&5, 3&2 3&1, 3&0.

It's ridiculous. Average games dropped is barely over 2. In-fact, Murray's been involved in the only two 'close' matches (relative, at least) that have been settled by just the one break in both sets. Every other match has either been settled by two break in at least one set, or by a bakery product in one or both sets.

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Some pretty poor shows by most of the losers.

As for the winners, it's not ( thankfully ! ) an exhibition so if they can finish things in double quick time, go for it. I would have expected much more resistance.

Particularly in Group A if you look at who has thrashed who so far and the Friday line up, blinking might miss you quite a lot of the matches, but hey, surprise us.

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This is just a test - I have made a couple of posts on the "Battle for the top" thread and they don't show, even though my name appears on "Recent Posts" as the last poster

 

Edit - strange. This shows ok. My other posts must be floating in the ether somewhere. I'll check again tomorrow.



-- Edited by Madeline on Wednesday 12th of November 2014 11:13:31 PM

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What happens now Raonic has pulled out?



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The Optimist wrote:

What happens now Raonic has pulled out?


I am guessing that Nishikori will play the "Energiser Bunny" aka Ferrer, who will step in as the alternate.  As for the calculations if Ferrer wins and Fed beats Murray, well your guess is as good as mine. I'll leave that to the experts.



-- Edited by Bob in Spain on Thursday 13th of November 2014 12:45:37 PM

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Bob in Spain wrote:
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What happens now Raonic has pulled out?


I am guessing that Nishikori will play the "Energiser Bunny" aka Ferrer, who will step in as the alternate.


 And does the result of that match count for Nishikori exactly as if he'd been playing Raonic?



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The Optimist wrote:

What happens now Raonic has pulled out?


I am guessing that Nishikori will play the "Energiser Bunny" aka Ferrer, who will step in as the alternate.


 And does the result of that match count for Nishikori exactly as if he'd been playing Raonic?


 Just added to my post above (while you  were typing this no doubt) that I will leave the calculations to the rules experts.



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Yes, it counts for Nishikori. It would be a bit unfair if a player is penalised because his opponent had to withdraw.

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