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« Topic Start: January 22, 2023, 12:27:38 PM »
Sebastian Korda into the quarterfinals in Melbourne. Maybe he can catch up to his golfing sisters in terms of fame and titles.

3 other Americans still alive and at least one more will make the quarterfinals.

In contrast only Jessica Pegula is alive on the women’s side. She will be watching the Bills game today for sure.

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« Reply #1: January 23, 2023, 10:40:23 AM »
Tommy Paul and Ben Shelton also made the quarterfinals and will face each other there. So at least one American to the semis and maybe two. Most of the top seeds out so looks wide open for Djokovic.

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« Reply #2: January 23, 2023, 10:57:59 PM »
First time USA has three men in a major quarterfinal since 2005. Korda plays tonight.

Shelton is really an interesting story.  Most of the young players go to international tournaments. He went to Florida to play for his Dad and then turned pro. This is his first time outside the USA.

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« Reply #3: January 24, 2023, 12:24:06 PM »
Korda lost.  Lost first set in tiebreak and the hit hurt in second set. Wrist. Retired in the third set. Pegula crashed and burned much like her Bills. Shelton vs Paul tonight for a birth in the semis. Against Djokovic. So that’s as far as one of them will get.

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« Reply #4: January 25, 2023, 08:09:13 AM »
Tommy Paul into the semis.

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« Reply #5: January 25, 2023, 09:11:21 PM »
Korda lost.  Lost first set in tiebreak and the hit hurt in second set. Wrist. Retired in the third set. Pegula crashed and burned much like her Bills. Shelton vs Paul tonight for a birth in the semis. Against Djokovic. So that’s as far as one of them will get.

After Fritz and Tiafoe were eliminated, it was great to see some of the lesser known American men advance.  Korda looked good until his last match and the wrist injury.  One of the ESPN commentators stated that Korda has a ceiling of #5 in the world!  I'm excited to see the rise of the Shelton,  J.J. Wolf to some extent and Tommy Paul.  After beating Shelton, Tommy Paul is now ranked #18.  Shelton-Paul was a fun match to watch.  Shelton's serve is unbelievable.

American women were a little disappointing, especially Coco Gauff and also Pegula. 

It looks like 2023 could be a breakout year for American mens' tennis.



I think 2023 will be a strong year for American men

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« Reply #6: January 25, 2023, 10:07:22 PM »
After Fritz and Tiafoe were eliminated, it was great to see some of the lesser known American men advance.  Korda looked good until his last match and the wrist injury.  One of the ESPN commentators stated that Korda has a ceiling of #5 in the world!  I'm excited to see the rise of the Shelton,  J.J. Wolf to some extent and Tommy Paul.  After beating Shelton, Tommy Paul is now ranked #18.  Shelton-Paul was a fun match to watch.  Shelton's serve is unbelievable.

American women were a little disappointing, especially Coco Gauff and also Pegula. 

It looks like 2023 could be a breakout year for American mens' tennis.



I think 2023 will be a strong year for American men
Did not see the Shelton/Paul match.  Hope it’s a breakout year but they usually fade in the clay court season. We shall see.

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« Reply #7: January 27, 2023, 07:39:45 AM »
As expected Djokovic takes the American in straight sets. Djokovic faces Tsitsipas in the Final. That’s a slam dunk.

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« Reply #8: March 15, 2023, 01:20:20 PM »
I got up at 4:45 this morning and was able to snag a couple of French Open tennis tickets for a day the first week of the tournament when we will be there. Took about 40
Minutes to get through the on line queue.  Ended up buying in the main arena after some thought in case it rains. At least that has a roof.  Second level but didn’t seem too bad. We can watch on the outside courts also as well as the upper section of the third stadium.  Was not too bad at about 90 Euros for each ticket.

I will be the one without the straw hat and button down white shirt.

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« Reply #9: May 18, 2023, 10:43:34 AM »
Of course the one year I am going to the French Open, Nadal will not be there. I guess it was just a small chance of seeing him play anyway since we have day session tickets.

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« Reply #10: June 02, 2023, 09:40:54 AM »
Had a great time at the French Open yesterday.  Beautiful place.  We got to see parts of a couple of matches up close on the outside courts. Also saw the men’s number four seed Ruud from Norway in the main stadium. Then Swiatek the number one female. She played an American. Claire Liu. Swiatek won the first three games but then Liu some who tied it up so thought that might be a match. However she did not win another game. 6-3 6-0. Would have stayed more buy the wife said 6 hours was enough. Imagine.

Watched the end of the Taylor Fritz match later on TV as he silenced the crowd rooting for the Frenchman.

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« Reply #11: June 08, 2023, 03:28:52 PM »
Swiatek to the women’s final. She is quite the player. Alcaraz and Djokovic should be quite a match tomorrow.

Been watching the German telecasts while in Rome.  Boris Becker is on the studio team. I guess bankruptcy fraud in the UK is not a big deal after Brexit. Would be fun to have him and Boris Johnson together.

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« Reply #12: July 05, 2023, 05:37:45 PM »
Taylor Fritz (9 seed) and Tiafoe (10 seed) both get past the first round.  Although a five set struggle for Fritz. Behind schedule due to lots of rain.  Hope one of them can make a run.  Don’t see anyone beating Djokovic.

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« Reply #13: July 06, 2023, 07:40:42 PM »
Fritz loses in 5 sets blowing a 2 set lead.  But Tiafoe wins again in straight sets. As does #16 Tommy Paul.

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« Reply #14: July 09, 2023, 04:45:58 PM »
Tiafoe loses in straight sets. Disappointing effort. Christopher Eubanks is the lone American male left. Jess Pegula makes it into the quarterfinals on the women’s side. Madison Keys also alive.

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« Reply #15: July 10, 2023, 05:35:22 PM »
So Eubanks pulls a major upset beating fifth seeded Tsitsipas and is now in the quarterfinals. Hard to see him winning anymore but maybe he will continue to surprise. Grass is not easy for a 6’7” guy as the balls stay low.

Madison Keys joins Pegula in the quarterfinals.

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« Reply #16: July 13, 2023, 12:29:14 PM »
All the Americans exit before the semifinals. Typical result.

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« Reply #17: July 14, 2023, 07:46:42 PM »
Should be a great Mens final with Djokovic and Alcaraz.

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« Reply #18: July 17, 2023, 09:46:39 AM »
heck of a finish

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« Reply #19: July 17, 2023, 11:19:24 AM »
heck of a finish
It was a great match. They will probably meet again at the US Open.

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« Reply #20: August 30, 2023, 03:20:58 PM »
Vic Seixas turned 100 today. Impressive.

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« Reply #21: September 03, 2023, 09:47:22 PM »
Three American men in the quarterfinals at the US Open. At least one will make the semifinals.

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« Reply #22: September 08, 2023, 11:36:10 AM »
So Coco Gauff to the final but Madison Keys blows her lead.  Sabalenka will be tough to beat after overcoming that hole.

Ben Shelton has about the same chance to beat Djokovic as the Nats do to make the playoffs. Maybe he is too young to know he has no chance?

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« Reply #23: September 08, 2023, 09:23:20 PM »
Alcarez in big trouble.

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« Reply #24: September 08, 2023, 10:46:21 PM »
Medvedev to the finals.