Re: Tennis Tipping #20a Rome, ITA | Congrats Michael! + ace the line/Pierre.
A bit of a strange situation, to be in the final of such a big tournament in both the singles and doubles and to now be in both a winner and runner up position
we’ve only gone and done it
and cracked the top 10 in the process. Much like Madrid, last year we were deep into the doubles qualifying ALT list and we got sent away from Rome, our picks unused and unloved! 10 match winning streak feels very good
to our opponents today, a great week for you and the final going to day 2 might not have happened, as I thought you might have had us with the incredible brave picks of yesterday and Sakkari getting the first break against Pliskova.
congratulations on your first singles title in 3 years!
it’s actually encouraging for me to hear that even for a major long term TT player like you, much like sdtoot in Madrid last week, can still keep a high rank but without needing the titles. Also, standing here with my 4th runner up trophy in 4 finals since starting 18 months ago means that I can’t be too disappointed as titles are a special achievement. Well done on your return to the top 10 with it.
great management all week and especially with all the technical issues of the board all week and the thread disappearing! Thanks to the whole TT community too for the respect shown about the difficulty this must have caused any manager. The whole TT process of running up to 4 tournaments a week and over 200 players is a massive operation and big thanks to all who keep it that way as always.
Here’s clay-ce the line
signing off from Rome and hoping for another appearance at RG before we hit the UK grass
Singles: RU Miami 2018, RU Rome 2019
Doubles Titles (6): WTA Madrid 2019 (with Pierre.), WTA Rome 2019 (with Pierre.), WTA Luxembourg 2018 (with Pierre.), ITF Obidos 16d 2018 (with Alycia), ITF Ashland 2018 (with Pierre.), ITF Tsukuba 2018 (with Pierre.), RU Australian Open 2019 (with Pierre.), RU French Open 2019 (with Pierre.)
Fill In The Draw Titles (3): Monterrey 2018, Auckland 2019, Mumbai 125K 2018
Suicide Tennis Titles (2): Brisbane 2019, Stuttgart 2019
Tipping Titles (4): Stuttgart 2018, Acapulco 2019, Indian Wells 2019, Lugano 2019