All Things 2024 Tennis Thread

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I'm a few weeks late in starting the thread.

Aussie Open in full swing. Disappointing to see Tiafoe and Eubanks exit in Round 2, but most of the American's on both sides are still left.

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Absolutely incredible shot from Alcaraz:


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Was wondering when this thread was coming. 🙂

Watched Collins miss a great chance to beat Swiatek. Missed a couple breaks in the third and couldn't recover. Swiatek just completely took the momentum from then on.

Shocked to see Jabeur get steamrolled by a 16 year old. Ons looked like she couldn't begin to figure out what was wrong.
 

Coco dominated Sparks last night. It was one of the quickest 3rd round Slam matches you'll see.

Disappointing to see Sebi and Shelton bow out.

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Was wondering when this thread was coming. 🙂

Watched Collins miss a great chance to beat Swiatek. Missed a couple breaks in the third and couldn't recover. Swiatek just completely took the momentum from then on.

Shocked to see Jabeur get steamrolled by a 16 year old. Ons looked like she couldn't begin to figure out what was wrong.
“Missed a couple breaks?” Collins was up 2 breaks at 4-1 in the 3rd, up love-40 for a 3rd break. Iga saved all 3, won that game and 5 more in a row Stunning collapse. Sad ending for Collins as this is her last Aussie Open. 🙁
 



None of the Big 3 have ever won a Grand Slam match 6-0 6-0 6-0. Djok was close tonight.

Go Federer!!
 

Coco “won ugly” in Quarters but she got the W. Was hoping to watch some of Novak v Fritz but Coco’s match went so long not sure I’ll stay awake for much of it.

Go Coco and Fritz!!
 

Alcaraz rolled his ankle pretty badly last night in Rio. Not very good, he's defending a ton of points the next couple months.
 



Alcaraz rolled his ankle pretty badly last night in Rio. Not very good, he's defending a ton of points the next couple months.

Looks like its relatively minor. He said he's playing Indian Wells.
 

Super delayed post but I had meant to comment on Sinners win in the Aussie. Really interesting to see and I think good to have another player break through. He's such an unusual looking athlete. It's like watching a big ginger spider.
 

Super delayed post but I had meant to comment on Sinners win in the Aussie. Really interesting to see and I think good to have another player break through. He's such an unusual looking athlete. It's like watching a big ginger spider.

Definitely good for the game. Sinner’s upside is incredible. He was very late to the elite level of junior tennis compared to his peers because he played multiple sports later than most.

Separately, nice to see both Fritz and Paul having a couple of good tournaments.

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Sad to see how Rafa’s career is wrapping up. Hope he can play Roland Garros one last time and get a legends send off:


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Simona Halep doping ban reduced to nine months, free to resume tennis career​

Simona Halep’s doping ban was officially reduced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) from four years to nine months, leaving her free to resume her tennis career with immediate effect.

Halep released a statement on Instagram praising the decision and thanking fans on social media in the hours following the CAS decision.

“In the midst of this challenging journey, my unwavering belief in the integrity of the truth and in the principles of justice has been my beacon. Despite facing daunting accusations and formidable opposition, my spirit remained buoyant, anchored in my unwavering conviction of being a clean athlete. This ordeal has been a testament to resilience, and the triumph of truth is a bittersweet vindication that, albeit delayed, is immensely gratifying,” she wrote.

The CAS Panel "has unanimously determined that the four-year period of ineligibility imposed by the ITF Independent Tribunal is to be reduced to a period of ineligibility of nine 9) months starting on 7 October 2022, which period expired on 6 July 2023,” the CAS announced in its official statement.


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Massive upset at Indian Wells tonight.


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Pretty big news out of the Novak Camp, splitting with Goran. I give Novak credit, it's clear he's slipped a little this season and the young guys smell blood. Djoker has a very short window to try to snag another Slam or two, and some new energy in his corner is important. He doesn't have time to make a bad coaching hire though:


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Pretty big news out of the Novak Camp, splitting with Goran. I give Novak credit, it's clear he's slipped a little this season and the young guys smell blood. Djoker has a very short window to try to snag another Slam or two, and some new energy in his corner is important. He doesn't have time to make a bad coaching hire though:


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It's up there with Tiger splitting with Stevie Williams.
 

Really unfortunate draw for Nadal:


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Really entertaining first set between Swiatek and Osaka. Both players just hammering the ball.
 


Novak Djokovic's French Open title defense -- and his hold on No. 1 in the rankings -- are still alive thanks to a 7-5, 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 comeback victory over 22-year-old Lorenzo Musetti in a third-round match that lasted 4½ hours and did not conclude until Sunday after 3 a.m., the latest finish in tournament history.

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Must also say I was surprised to see Grigor Dimitrov has worked his way back to number 10. He'll never get that Major but good for him for making a run so late in his career.
 

Congrats to Swiatek. She's an absolute killer on clay.

I have to think Alvarez will win tomorrow.
 

Carlos has now done something at age 21 that Pete Sampras never did, won a Slam on 3 different surfaces. Incredible.

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Andy Murray has said it would be a fitting end to his career if he bowed out at Wimbledon or the Paris Olympics.

The 37-year-old Scot, a three-time Grand Slam champion and double Olympic gold medallist, said in February that he was unlikely to continue playing after the summer.

Murray is set to compete at the Games having been named in Britain's team on Sunday and said the prospect of competing at Paris had been a real motivation for him.

"Probably if I was going to finish my career I would rather finish at Wimbledon or an Olympic Games -- to me that would probably be more fitting," Murray told BBC Sport.

"I've had amazing experiences and memories from Wimbledon, but also being part of British Olympics teams. To get a chance to compete at a fifth one is a reason to stay motivated and continue playing."


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Per ESPN:

Coco Gauff will lead the U.S. tennis team at the Paris Olympics three years after missing the Tokyo Games because of COVID-19 infection.

Gauff, ranked No. 2, will be joined by Jessica Pegula, Danielle Collins and Emma Navarro in women's singles, along with Taylor Fritz, Tommy Paul, Christopher Eubanks and Marcos Giron in men's singles.

Olympic tennis starts July 27 at Roland Garros, the site of the French Open.

The American team features six first-time Olympians, the United States Tennis Association said in Thursday's announcement.

Gauff, 20, is the U.S. Open champion and has reached the semifinals at the year's first two Grand Slams, the Australian and French Opens. She was a finalist on the Roland Garros clay in 2022 and will be a medal contender in doubles, too.

She and Pegula won the French Open this month for their first major doubles title. They have won five doubles titles as a pair.


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Big week for Tommy Paul! Love to see it!


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