Carolina Marin: Spain

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  1. LenaicM

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    Successful come back for Carolina Marin after her ACL injury. 8 months later she is winning the China Open in a 3 setter final against TTY.

    I'm impressed by her resilience. That was a career threatening injury and to come back at this level right away is very surprising considering most athletes with such an injury do not always come back to their previous level or at least not that quickly.
     
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    A well deserved victory for Marin. And what a wonderful comeback. I was doubting whether she could play at the same level she did before her injury but in this tournament, she was playing at least her best level, if not better.

    Having said that, I wonder why her coaches gave her the go ahead to play 100%. She just returned from an injury so I thought her coaches would have told her to play 80% or perhaps at most, 90%, to protect her from a possible reinjury. I think the priority for Carolina is to keep herself healthy and free from injury, and then do her usual focused preparation before the 2020 Olympics. Honestly, if Carolina wins a few SS here and there before the Olympics, that's not such a big deal. But if she wins the next Olympics, she may well go down as the most successful woman's player in WS ever.
     
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    Crazy! CM truly comes back with a BANG! In her first big tournament after her long layoff, she immediately defend her title. What's more satisfying is that she beat TTY, who will be back to WR1. It will become more difficult to stop her.
     
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    it's been so long, marin. Speed of a cheetah, strength of a tiger, scream of a lion and the healing factor of tom the cat

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    got injured. Lie down in the court and cry. Learn to walk again. Rise up and back to court. Lie down to the court again but cry in happiness

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    That was some kind of next-level WS game that she has shown these days. I can't recall seeing such a powerful, fast and attacking style from any other WS player these days. Maybe except the PVS we saw in Basel.

    What she and her team have achieved during her recovery phase is mindblowing and sets a new benchmark in that regard imo.

    And mark my words, if she stays healthy, she is going to win another gold medal in Tokyo (the TTY fan inside me will be crying himself to sleep...).
     
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    if ms play first and if tai understand english. Marin may ask her to change shirts and we will have a bodybuilding show
     
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    The pace at which Marin plays with is incredible. No one on tour feels natural playing at her pace. Has there been anyone in the history of WS that plays as offensively as her?
     
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    Amazing! Incredibly ferocious comeback victory over TTY at China Open final.

    If we look up the definition of resilience and mental strength, I'm pretty sure Marin's picture would be in it. That took a lot of grit to play throughout such a high level tournament without wearing any knee support at all since her knee injury some 9 months ago. Perhaps it looks like the injury may not have been as severe as a complete ruptured ACL tendon requiring tendon transfer. And so only minor damage was incurred to the tendon and meniscus requiring only a minor surgery from which she could recover as quick as she did. (Because no way she could have played like that only 9 months post ACL repair... look at players like LXR and WX.) But still, this tournament really shows that she's back in full form.

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    The story behind CM's amazing comeback in video:

     
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    Wow! CM is slated to meet TTY in R1 Fuzhou China Open. She never has any easy draw post-comeback. But, if she keeps her form, she can go further. It's the seeded WS players that need to watch out.
     
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    Seeded meet temporary non-seeded at first round is always bad luck for both but worse for seeded

    Chance for a temporary non-seeded to meet a seeded is 8/31=25,8℅

    The other way around (ususally there're none to just 1 temporary non-seeded), the chance is 1/24= 4,2%

    Bwf only streaming since day 2 (bottom half play) so im afraid it will be hard to find the link
     
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    marin 2019 compare to marin 2015 (her most dominating year):
    _15 still faster
    _19 is stronger with more muscle
    _19 has better defense (started improving since late 2017)
    _19 is more patience to deal with long rallies
    _when b close to win, leading a a huge gap. Both need to show the different kind of mental toughness
    +a never give, fight til the end, try to make a comeback: marin is always good at this
    +b not choked, stay calm and finish the game. 15 is touch but 19 is more fraglie at the end. Well, she has much more to lose than before: [​IMG]

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    New racket for 2020 season? Looks badass, what's the model?)
     
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    I would be interested in knowing what Fernando Rivas said to her in the interval between the 2nd and 3rd game today and also the interval in the 3rd game
     
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    me too

    steen said its sound more abt mental than tactics. Maybe it was, just like rio final, 8:00

     
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    "let the kid win. it'll be good for the sport..." :D:D:D
     
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    Currently, Marin is ranked 10th in the world with only 8 tournaments. INSANE.
     
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