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It was just such an easy win for Fritz.  Fritz was very good, but Andy just far too passive, the depth in his shots just wasn’t there and he really only started swinging at the end.

His serve just isn’t there, he takes speed off it to increase % but they get swatted, so he goes back to hitting hard serves and he can’t get them in.  He won about 80% of first serve points and about 20% of second serve points.

Needs a lucky draw in Cinci to get a seeding for the US Open.  Not in the main draw yet, so would need a couple of withdrawals or a wild card.  Nick Kyrgios is next on the entry list if there is a pull out.  That would free up a wild card.  We know Djokovic won’t be at the tournament but until he officially pulls out, Kyrgios can’t be moved up.

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1 hour ago, Bully Wee Villa said:

It's a shame she now won't beat the bigot's record.

No one counts her as the GOAT of womens tennis.  She won some in the amateur era when the best players were banned from playing.

Even playing the Australian Open every year is a very recent thing, up until the 90s it was skipped by lots of players.  Court won 11 of them when the likes of Rome, Cinci and tournaments of a lower standing today were considered more prestigious.

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Jack Draper lost last night.  If he won he would have went straight in to the main draw of Cinci.  However as he lost, Andy Murray gets moved from qualifying into the main draw.

He was due to play Tori Daniel tonight in qualifying.  But instead plays Stan Wawrinka in the main draw.  If he gets past there Norrie is likely to await and then Alcaraz.  Will need to win all three ties to be seeded at the US Open.

Emma Radacanu will get to play Serena Williams in the first round.  Should be a really good tie.

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Murray takes the first set. Huge hold facing two break points at 5-5. Just an absolute pleasure to still be watching these two though, and especially seeing them play against each other.

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Murray through in three sets, fantastic match.
Two multiple major winning greats of the game out there for the love of it, despite both of them being long past it. Great to see.

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3 minutes ago, Lex said:

Murray through in three sets, fantastic match.
Two multiple major winning greats of the game out there for the love of it, despite both of them being long past it. Great to see.

There was a definite feel of Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon when they were both slumped in their chairs getting worked on for cramping.

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Just saw the highlights there.  Despite aging, you never lose the tennis brain, two great tennis champions producing some ridiculous shots.

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Frustrating end to the match for Murray today. Tough couple of matches this week but competed well overall. Not sure how well those cramps bode for the upcoming slam and playing more sets but hopefully fine.

Raducanu taking that first set 6-0 and inside twenty seven minutes. US Open just around the corner again...

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To just hammer home the fine lines that exist in tennis, both Caro Garcia and Borna Coric both came through qualifying to win the Cinci Masters this week.  

Andy Murray is training in Winston-Salem this week but elected not to play.  So will definitely be unseeded for the US Open.  The draw is on Friday.  Novak is likely to not withdraw until the open starts as there might be a slight chance he is cleared to play.

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