US Open 2020

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Shocker! Djokovic disqualified after hitting the line judge with a ball!

It was clearly accidental (at least the video I Saw)


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He got away with an infraction in the previous game when he did similar but managed to avoid hitting anyone.


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This is absolutely sensational...

A runaway favourite for the title and with an agenda to change the establishment like the Davis Cup.

Saw this on twitter....
"Did u hear about the new restaurant called Karma....
there's no menu card...
u get what u deserve... "


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We'll have a 1st time Grand Slam winner.
This tournament is turning out a lot like Wimbledon 1973 or some of the French Opens in the WCT dispute days


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Wow, that is a real shocker. We will finally have a new grand slam champion, first time other than the big 3 winning since Andy Murray in 2016 Wimbeldon.

Rohan's doubles QF is today.


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So the young guns Shapovalov, Zverev, Medvedev, Thiem are eyeing the semis and then the title!


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If Shapovalov does well in singles, will he drop out of doubles? Hopefully not.


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prasen9 wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:55 pm So the young guns Shapovalov, Zverev, Medvedev, Thiem are eyeing the semis and then the title!
And what about the youngest gun, Auger-Aliassime, who took out Andy Murray in straight sets? Thiem needs to beat him to progress to the last-8.


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Kumar wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:15 pm Shocker! Djokovic disqualified after hitting the line judge with a ball!

It was clearly accidental (at least the video I Saw)
It was probably accidental -- he didn't deliberately aim to hurt the line-judge. But it was still a dangerous thing to do -- hitting the ball reasonably hard in the direction of the line-judge and the back fence. In a sparsely-populated stadium, how did he manage to hit one of the few people there? And that too, a line-judge right on the court!

He had a meltdown from having 3 set points on Carreno-Busta's serve. Lost them all, and about 9 points in a row before he hit the ball in frustration, and struck a female line-judge.

Deserved the punishment, and he behaved very boorishly afterwards.


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PKBasu wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:45 pm
prasen9 wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:55 pm So the young guns Shapovalov, Zverev, Medvedev, Thiem are eyeing the semis and then the title!
And what about the youngest gun, Auger-Aliassime, who took out Andy Murray in straight sets? Thiem needs to beat him to progress to the last-8.
Everything is possible with a Nikitasha Kitchennete.

I used to sort-of like Djokovic even though I was more of a Nadal fan. But, after his stupidity wrt COVID parties/tournaments and unrepenting comments after that and now this, I do not think I will even support him to win anything.

In the meantime, Djokovic should practice the following. Courtesy Svitolina.


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prasen9 wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:14 pm In the meantime, Djokovic should practice the following. Courtesy Svitolina.
Seriously??? Monfils is too maverick for standing there "uncovered" :D

- Varma


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But Varma, that was incredible control wasn't it? The balls were hit with some force. And Monfils trust in Svitolina! Well, they are boyfriend/girlfriend after all.

Note that this was done on Aug 17 or so --- before the Djokovic fiasco. Svitolina attack.


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prasen9 wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:14 pm In the meantime, Djokovic should practice the following. Courtesy Svitolina.
Damn, that was good. How did she do that? I thought it was edited or something, but it doesn't seem like it was.


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prasen9 wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:56 pm But Varma, that was incredible control wasn't it? The balls were hit with some force. And Monfils trust in Svitolina! Well, they are boyfriend/girlfriend after all.

Note that this was done on Aug 17 or so --- before the Djokovic fiasco. Svitolina attack.
Reminds me of the knife throwing scene in the famous Bengali movie Joy Baba Felunath. Only thing Monfils didn't faint.


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Some skill from Svitolina! As always, Monfils is cool personified.