The Tennis thread


#6866

Yep, totally agree.

If Nick could get his sh!!t together he could take over this game.

Can’t see it happening though unfortunately. Just too flaky.


#6867

He earns enough cash without having to push himself to the next level. Therefore struggles to get that ultimate motivation.


#6868

How very Australian of him.


#6869

she’s doing well

Barty powers into Miami Open final

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Ashleigh Barty has progressed to the biggest final of her career with a straight-sets win in the Miami Open semi-finals.

The 12th-seeded Australian sealed the match with an ace to storm past 21st seeded Anett Kontaveit 6-3 6-3 - after she had to deal with three rain delays on Thursday, one before the match and two more early in the first set.

Barty, who will rise to a career-best No.9 in the world rankings next week, advanced to a Saturday showdown at the WTA Premier Mandatory event against Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova.

“Obviously, I’ve been doing the right things throughout the week to put be able to put myself in a position to play for a title,” Barty said.

“You have to go out there and embrace it.”

Romanian Halep would return to top of the rankings if she were to beat Czech Pliskova in their semi-final.

The Barty-Kontaveit match was delayed by more than an hour due to the conditions.

Barty trailed 0-2 when play was first halted just six minutes into the centre court match.

Upon the resumption, the Queenslander broke Kontaveit’s serve to get back to 2-2 before the players were again forced off the court, this time for more than hours.

Barty handled the prolonged absence much better and, after going ahead 5-3, she broke Kontaveit’s serve to love to claim the opening set, aided by a double fault on set point.

Trailing 1-3 in the second set, Barty stuck to her game to win the next five games as Kontaveit’s errors mounted.

“Very long day,” Barty, who passed the time in the locker room by drinking coffee and watching golf, said.

"But for me, it’s an opportunity to come out and play another match.

“We can’t control the weather.”


#6870

Congrats to Barty on reaching the top 10. Reckon she is the favorite for the final.


#6871

Barty wins the Miami open in good style. Well done Ash.

Steaming up the charts. Some Majors may soon be in the offinng.


#6872

Federer wins tournament 101, Isner might as well have not bothered. 6-1 6-4


#6873

Thread should be renamed Tennis Thread Barty party