Hey ToMMo!You’re already filled your’s?Ermm…ToMMo,I’m not sure to join u guys this week…urgh!I feel so letdown Rafa losses yesterday that I don’t have any desire to participate in Bracket Challenge this week ToMMo…sorry okay? and thank u thank u thank u for reminding me about this buddy!..I hope u kick some backside out there ToMMo and I don’t mean rc or our friends in Jalep WG….Good luck ToMMo,rc and all our friends in JWG…C’mon!!
Hey ToMMo!…About Konta..yeah,I just knew it this morning…I don’t understand this player…they’re must be feel something earlier and they should pull out much sooner from any event just so they don’t troubled those who’s already plan to see them play…or in our case messed up with our pick!!Hope your bracket not suffer much ToMMo!
Btw…Are u a rafa fans as well ToMMo?I never see u post a comment on TG except WTA…
Of course. I am 100% Rafa fan. 🙂 But I respect Federer too very much. And some others too. I love the bests of ATP but I don’t know much about the lower ranked players.
I know a lot about WTA because I write tips and blogging a little bit on a hungarian betting site. That’s why I prefer this WTA section. 🙂
Oh ToMMo!I can’t believe you’re a Rafa fans like me!!hahaha!..I wish you contribute on ATP as well..the more the merrier…but I respect your knowledge on WTA just like I respect rc’s…
Thanks Mira Andi. 🙂 But you are the best of the bests in bracket challenges. 😉
ToMMo!hahaha..thanks buddy for the compliment!..But hey…Bracket’s is just pure luck ToMMo…we predict and if we’re lucky..we’re right..and if not…then we’re doomed!!hehe….When I wrote this,i still didn’t check out your’s but I will later…hope your Bracket’s will doing better and better ToMMo!VAMOS ToMMo!!!Wooohoooo!!
Hey ToMMo!…Congrats to u,caro still alive…hope she win this but Mirjana also looks dangerous…Ostapenko also can give a threat if she’s in the mood…
Watching the Charleston final…thinking maybe the only one I know that’s more excited about Ostapenko vs Kasatkina is Mary Carrillo lol
Ostapenko is the 2014 Wimbledon junior champion and Kasatkina is the 2014 French Open champion. You can see it in their styles: Ostapenko with the bigger better serve and aggressive mindset and Kasatkina with the better footwork, movement and defense. Ostapenko has about a three inch height advantage.
Kasatkina says her idol is Rafa. I’m not sure Ostapenko has one…hope it’s not Gulbis 😀
Nerves are a pretty big problem for both right now… and I think the one who can stay focused and keep the coolest head…my guess is the Russian. Gosh I love these two!
I was so happy about Dasha’s win. She really deserved it and played like a real champion. She had good tactics. She played like an adult. She is not a little girl anymore. 🙂 I hope she will win many other titles soon.
Petra Kvitova on April 17: “Hello everyone! I wanted to provide a quick (and hopefully positive) update for you. My name will appear on the entry list for Roland Garros tomorrow because, as the entry deadline approached, I had made good progress in my recovery process and I want to give myself every last opportunity to be able to compete at one of my favourite events. This unfortunately does not mean necessarily that I will be ready to play in Paris, but that I’m doing everything possible to give myself the chance and keep a positive mindset. There remains a long road ahead but I wanted to share this update with you. Thanks for your continued support and I hope to see you soon.”
Looks like she might have a nice birthday present…
“A Russian state medical agency says it has found new and improved alternatives to meldonium, the banned substance for which tennis star Maria Sharapova tested positive.
Federal Medical-Biological Agency head Vladimir Uiba says Russia has found “several drugs which are not banned and work significantly better than meldonium,” in comments carried by Russian news agencies.”
As usually we are almost on the same page again dear ratcliff. 🙂
Svitolina for the win in Istanbul, and Begu is my runner-up, but Mertens, Babos, Cepelova can be good too.
In Stuttgart: I picked Halep for the win and Kasatkina is my runner-up. 🙂
I think this is the tournament where Halep can win again, and she was very good in the FED Cup weekend on clay. Of course Kerber and Sharapova can be good here too…and we can not underestimate Pliskova, Kuznetsova or Cibulkova. I think it will be a great tournament this year.
I am sorry about Aga, but I don’t see that she could go far here.
Oh nice picks for Stuttgart ToMMo! Yes, I was happy to see Simona did well in Fed Cup clay. Kasatkina, I love her too and she’s capable of beating Kerber! ( and there’s still time to change my picks for Stuttgart).
The qualifiers in Stuttgart could cause some upsets or they might be worn out, by the looks of the three setter played: Ostapenko, Osaki, Kontaveit, (I don’t know Korpatsch)
Yeah…bad draw for Aga. I try hard to be realistic sometimes haha…
Nope. 🙂 My girl is Kontaveit. She plays really well in this season and she is stable. I like that girl btw. I think she will be in top50 soon, and maybe she can be top30 too. And who knows where is her top. 🙂
Sharapova plays Mladanovic i believe ?, that will be intersting giving what she said about Maria 🙂 ….
Nice tournaments this week. 🙂
I think Mlado can beat Sharapova, but it will be an interesting match.
Just saw that I have pretty good chances to win the Istanbul bracket in jalep_wildguess. 😀 But in Stuttgart kpuppy is quite far away. 😀 Maybe if Halep can win the whole tournament as I thought it in the beginning.
Nice semi-finals btw in both tournaments. I couldn’t even pick a winner of the Mertens – Begu match…In the bracket I picked Begu, but she doesn’t play well so Mertens has a chance to get into the finals. 🙂
Thanks Mira Andi! 🙂 GL for everybody. I already filled my Madrid bracket.
I had a tough week so I couldn’t participate in Prague and Rabat… but I am here again. And after I could win the Istanbul bracket I’ve become hungry so I want to win Madrid too muhahahaha 😀
Btw It’s hard when you don’t even know who comes up to the main bracket from qualies.
Good Luck for everybody! I am really curious about how will the things go in Madrid. The French Open is coming soon and some of the girls are still in bad form on clay. 🙂
Hey..rc also doing good in ATP..she’s really really kick my backside real hard in Barca and MC!..Man,i didn’t know she can kick that hard!!..Ouch!I can’t sit for days!!..hahaha!….Hey,ToMMo…good luck to u once again buddy!..I hope u will repeat your excellency like in Istanbul,k?…Race u to the top ToMMo!!!hahaha…
No. I did not see the match. I mean the confidence she started out with…when she was winning big and had her Genie Army cheering her on (2014-15). She has been mentally side-tracked for a long time, imo. There’s never been a question about her athletic ability and talent. The question was more about her emotional maturity and choices.
I listened to her post match interview and saw highlights …I loved her energy!
I was lost in space. 😀 Anyway I’m glad I found this section on this site. I like all the comments here. And of course that bracket challenge is fun. Of course I realized that. 🙂
Rome is coming btw!!
And I can’t wait to see Rafa against Nole again today. It’s a nice weekend. 🙂
How is the high standard of the French Open protected by not giving Sharpie a wild card? I dislike this pretence of moral high standards. More outrageous is the claim that his mission is to “to protect the high standards of the game played without any doubt on the result.” So how will he do that next year when she is in all probability ranked top 4? He will have to let her play. So what happens then to the doubt? He is a pompous hypocrite. So why did he let Gasquet play who was doping on cocaine?
Agree Nny!!hahaha…but Angie,like Andy is struggling for quite sometime now..incidentally,both of them are No 1…hope they’re both will rise from this slumping form immediately…it pains me to see them struggling like this….especially Andy…