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Early thoughts from Roland Garros

by TN
Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria smashes his racquet during his match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Madrid Open Tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Good pronation, Dimi. Get your old racquets back and stop worrying about equipment.

Djokovic wasn’t as impressive as we’ve seen him so far and always seems to annoyed with the courts/shoes at RG. Bad omen? Still won in three, which shows how much we expect from him.

Nadal lacks the depth on his balls, I mean shots, this is the main difference from the Nadal of 2010 for example. With the kind of intensity gone that he’s been famous for, it’s hard to see him as a favourite. But we all love a fighter.

Federer hit a double-handed backhand in round 2 against Granollers and won the point. This guy knows his way around a tennis ball. Looks rather comfortable this year, but then again, he knows how to beat the weaker players.

Rich kid from Beverly Latvia, Ernests Gulbis, won a match! In straight sets! But now he’s struggling against grass court player Mahut. Go figure.

Foggy Fognini is as good as masking his skills as he’s at masking his shots. Sometimes he looks like a journeyman from the a dodgy Latin American Futures tournament and an hour later he plays like a top ten player. Mysterious man. Now he’s fighting back against Paire. Two sets down. Might still win.

Monfils seems to have learned the value of a point and how to play it. Like really play it. He plays rather tricky and intelligent tennis these days and can go far in this tournament. Talent he has in spades.

Everybody hates infamous Rafa-beater Lukas Rosol because he seems like such as schmuck. Don’t know him personally, but he’s currently kicking Bautista-Agut’s ass in straights. Hashtag goodtennisplayer.

Dimitrov, Dimitrov, Dimitrov. Lost, not surprisingly, against Sock. Sock hits the ball with the RPMs of a certain bullfighting Spaniard. Loves the red stuff and can play on it too. Still, Dimitrov, seeded 10, should be able to do more than lose in three. Needs to stop worrying about the racquet and focus on his tennis.

Haven’t mentioned Murray. Don’t know if I should. But in my mind he’s a dark horse for the title. One of the worst dressers of the tour but that has nothing to do with anything, I guess.

Keep enjoying Roland Garros. Pretty amazing entertainment.

 

 

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