Sunday, June 2, 2013

Roland Garros 2013 The Dirt Files - Day 8

Recap: Feast of tennis yesterday and I was lucky to get to watch a few matches yesterday.New Zealand Marina Erakovic defeated in three sets    by Sloane Stephens.This was a terrible match Erakovic committed a total of 44 unforced errors , obviously her tactic was to go for it, It was SLAM BAM AND THANK YOU MA'AM TENNIS ,to add she also served 6 double faults.When she was able to bring Stephens forward with a drop shot it did work and the American was caught out...unfortunately Marina did not explore this enough and made way too many poor shot selections.Marina even got docked a point for receiving coaching from her support team..I do not think she did get an advantage because she obviously did not hear the  tactic..."keep the ball in the court Marina" Stephens made hard work of this match and I don't see her getting past her next opponent. Haas and Isner provided the match of the day and both fought to their best ability.I think Haas can get to the quarters not bad for an old guy!Well lots of clashes yesterday with the umpires and I can really feel for the players when they get the wrong mark checked..usually these chair umpires have never played the game and simply with no hawk eye get the mark wrong to many times.Sam Stosur again fell when expectations was high..she won the first set playing controlled aggressive tennis against Jankovic but then for no reason started her usual misses off balls she should of made.New Coach Sam ! Maria Sharapova Had words during her match and Benoit Pair'e lost it after being docked a point for receiving coaching also.Bob Brian used his smart phone to take a line call mark and he no doubt will be $2000.00 bucks lighter.He did get an official warning.Mr Gulbis is this what you want ...I think it adds to the drama to the event and we need a few moments like these. Keep up the Good work! No one will get close to the best in the business Jonny Mac so here is a video just to remind you if you have forgot!

Well not many matches for me stand out today but below are my top 3 picks.
And so with confrontation the theme below is the Daily Dirt

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