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"darius saville" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"I'm the one who said, I thought she wouldn't be. I said, I think she will have a great great run at one of these tournaments. If one of them, she's lost in the first round. So there's only one to go. But yeah, it might be an element of excuse making there. I definitely don't think it's ideal. At all. I was surprised at how kind of resigned to it. She seemed. And accepting of it, you know, the nature of that social media post suggested to me that she might have gone on the court in Rome thinking I'll give this a go, but I don't think it's there for me. You know, she did not seem at all shocked or surprised by that defeat, which does surprise me. A little bit, but yeah, you're right, David, never passed the third round in Roland Garros, never been great shakes in Rome. Yeah. It's not ideal for her French Open preparation for sure. I think understatement of the podcast award goes to Matt for saying schwan take his or did he say fine in Rome? Good. Doing all right, maybe I said? Do we all write in Rome? She's doing all right, Matt. Yeah, well, she was too loved down today against sirenko and she's he goes film text level of dominance and my high expectations of her, that felt like a, oh my God, I need to get eager to film tech match on what is happening. She's lost two games in a row. And of course, I did put it on, and she then won 12 games in a row, just as she did in her opening match in Rome against former French Open finalist, Anastasia pavlyuchenkova. So 6 love 6 love 6 two 6 love are her four sets in Rome. So yeah, doing all right. There was a nice moment at the net with the surrender, wasn't there. Yeah, it was, it was really something actually, because bear in mind, there's just lost two in love. But she's a Ukrainian player wearing one of the little Ukrainian flag ribbons on her shirt. And she really wanted to catch Sri tech's eye and say, I really appreciate what you've been doing, saying. And illustrating with the ribbon on your hats for the last year and year and a half. To show solidarity to show support to Ukraine and Ukrainian tennis players. And it was really, really great to see sirenko just put that way ahead of any tennis match, you know, this was her opportunity at the net to say a few words and she did. And it was great to say. Jessica pegula, lost to Taylor Townsend, who I'm just rooting for so hard to put something together in single. She's been going great guns in doubles. Playing with Lele Fernández finalists in Miami and then semifinalists in Madrid as well. And I suspect she's using that as a platform for a singles. I mean, this is, you know, these are early green shoots, but we know how good she can be. I think about that Matt, she played against Simona Halep at the U.S. open a few years ago, quite a lot, like you had a moment today Matt, where you remember that David Goffin once beat Thomas Berdych glove and love in Rome. You know, in just a match pops into your mind. That Taylor Townsend against Simona Halep match pops into my mind quite a lot. The most swashbuckling tennis match anybody is anybody's ever played, really. I suppose relative to expectations and I don't know what this means. I don't know what it means for pigula who hasn't hasn't had a great clay court season, I suppose relative to last year. Fine in Rome. This is a not great result. In Madrid rather, it's an interesting one with pagola found her quotes after I think her second win in Madrid really interesting where she said, she's so proud of herself for putting together wins against players enclave that really not that long ago. She would have kind of defeated herself against she had driven herself mad, she wouldn't have, she wouldn't have believed, I don't know, she's after picking her to win the Australian open so confidently, I don't know, I don't know what to do with her. Now, what do we do with Jessica gillum at? I would say she's still not having many bad losses. Like I think the terms M1 is stood out to me because she's just been so reliably beating those sorts of players for like the last year. I think you have to go back kind of to Wimbledon or just after Wimbledon last year, I think she lost to Petra martic and she lost to Darius saville back to back, honestly for losses where you think pagola should have won that. I think a lot of her other losses have been against other top ten top 15 players and even those even those ones last year. I kind of give pagola a pass because everything was going on with her mom back then and that is still a part of her life as well and I think generally she's still fine. I do I do stand by kind of how I felt in Australia where some players feel like they have a moment that they need to capitalize on and pagoda was playing so well and Sri Lanka wasn't playing all that well then she on tech have been pagola problem. It felt like that was such a big chance for her but in the end because stepped up and Rebecca has stepped up and maybe pagola hasn't done all that differently. It's just maybe other players of have stepped up and sort of become the real contenders to challenge film tech now rather than pagola. And those two have got a gear she doesn't. That's it. I would say they've got bigger games. Pegula is absolutely made the most of her game and more. And I think, I think the clay court swing is not going to be her favorite time of year. I know she said, well, in Madrid, last year, that's always a bit of an anomaly. I think if she can make the second week in Paris, that would be that would be a pretty good French Open for her and then she gets on the grass and the American hard court swing and I think things could be things could be good for pagola again. She'll be, should we write there, I expect. When you were talking about that match, being beaten by towns and car, what I would love to see towns and ever. I mean, anywhere, but yeah, on grass. That'd be perfect for crushing, she's fantastic. I've got von drosha is happening question mark. On my gender and I would like. Whoever wrote that to explain themselves. I'm with you. I'm with you. Look, I'm not disagreeing, I'm just electing never to express any kind of prediction or opinion about market of Andrea ever because that way madness lies. Oh, I'm right there with you. But she is so good in these conditions, I think, especially and going back to her run to the French Open final what was that 2019? That was a cold damp slow French Open. That was why she had to play her semifinal on simo mature because there was so many rain delays and seeing her today when it was and the other day in Rome when it's been those heavy conditions. She has taken apart Bianca andreescu for the loss of just one game here and then Maria Zachary in straight sets who she'd never even won a set against and she picked and rescued apart and rescued didn't play well, but von Drescher was awesome.