Hurkacz is hanging on in this match primarily because of his serve. It's a toss-up every time he gets into a rally with Murray. I'm still amazed by how well Murray is playing.

Why is a withdrawal (walkover) not counted as a loss in tennis? I see no reason why this should not be counted as a "loss". When a player ends a match owing to an injury, aka retirement, it does count towards his/her losses. Seems like another trick pulled out by some players to protect their records.

As I watched Giron playing Gojowczyk, I realized why he was so upset when he was up 5-2 and it was deuce on the German's server. Giron was upset he could not break. He then proceeded to serve out the set. Thereafter, Giron has completely collapsed mentally. I was watching my son's tennis matches last weekend and realized how players lose concentration and focus so quickly. Giron is no different. Lost intensity and focus. Of course, Gojowczyk is playing far better now as well.

But to say other feats are lesser is nonsense. Even weirder are those who go into extended diatribes about what is a "slam", what is a "Grand Slam", what is a major, etc., etc. Get a life. I think Nolé's 4-in-a-row is an incredible, not achieved by anyone else except Don Budge who did it spanning 1937-38. Likewise, the the feats of Martina 84-85 and Serena's 2014-15 feat were remarkable too.

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The very creation of the term "Grand Slam" is nothing but somebody concocting something. Alan Gould of The Reading Eagle coined this term, as did John Kieran of NYT. Gould was a frequent coiner. He created the term "double eagle" in golf. Those who claim a CYGS is somehow sacrosanct, are just BSing as usual. These are all creations, including non-CYGS, career Slam, Golden Slam. Each is a feat begging for someone to coin a term. I'm a traditionalist and don't mind the calendar year GS at all.

Watching Brooksby for the first time. Not impressed. Looks like a college player throw among the ATP wolves. If Anderson’s ground game is making him uncomfortable, there’s definitely room for a lot of improvement.

This has been an unbelievably long break after set 1. Can’t understand how they allow such an extended break.

Rosewall won a total of 23 major titles (singles and doubles) and multiple Pro Slam titles, 35 major finals.

People talk about certain tennis players preserving their bodies for one last shot at their "legacy". Ken Rosewall in 1977, at age 43, beat then world #3 Vitas Gerualitis in straight sets at the Sydney Indoor Tournament in the semis, before losing to Jimmy Connors in the finals. Muscles also reached the semis at the Australian Open in 1977, losing to eventual champion Roscoe Tanner. '77 was the last year, at age 43, when Rosewall was in the Top 20. /1

Every time I see Kenin hitting a double-fault - she hit two in that game - I wonder why her coach (dad) never got her out of that ball toss routine where she looks down after tossing the ball, even if it is only for a second. Bad habits are tough to unlearn and can often show up in big moments. The serve in tennis, much like a golf swing or a cricket batter's trigger movement, is highly complex. Any number of things can break down.

The most horrible feeling you can have on a tennis court is to immediately know you’ve feathered a dropshot so much, it won’t even reach the net. This was the case for Badosa.

When there is such a big differential between a player's wings, he can at best be a very good player, not a man for all seasons. Berrettini pulled the trigger twice on his primary weapon, his FH, and the ball came back. Missed the 3rd FH. There have been many others with similar issues. Some, like Federer, overcame that weakness by making the weaker wing more reliable. Others like Del Potro have struggled. Of course, that man had other problems as well. But even healthy, didn't win much.

This is terrific news to read. Having watched a close family member suffer through Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, I feel for Carla and am amazed at her resilience. We should all wish her the very best on her return.

'I'm cured!' - Carla Suarez Navarro completes Hodgkin lymphoma treatment, slated to play French Open eurosport.com/tennis/roland-ga

"It's hard to imagine he won't win Wimbledon" - Jim Courier. Where's a recorder when you need one?? Always useful when someone like Courier says such things about a younger player (Tsitsipas in this case). Purely for future reference. Best to store it for future reference.

Ons Jabeur is the female Nadal. He keeps picking his wedgie, she keeps tugging on her cycling undershorts 😄

Seems like every time I look up see how the Evans-Goffin match is going, Goffin misses a shot.

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