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Wes
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(08-11-2008, 12:16 PM)
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So who is watching the olympics?

Murray looks really rattled in this first set. The other guy had 4 set points.... and Lu just converted his 4th set point in the tiebreak.
Wes
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(08-11-2008, 12:37 PM)
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Vaidisova out in the first round of the Olympics. *sigh*
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(08-11-2008, 02:28 PM)
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Murray just didn't give a shit, it seems his mind is on the US Open. Thing is, why even bother turning up if you're not going to TRY?

Sigh.
Peru
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(08-11-2008, 02:59 PM)
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I've watched some.. missed Vaidisova's choke, luckily. Is Murray playing right now? Can't find that game anywhere.

edit: Oh, that Murray comment was a few hours ago. Poor showing.
Wes
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(08-11-2008, 03:01 PM)
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Hopefully the Murray brothers will fair better in the doubles.
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(08-11-2008, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wes

Hopefully the Murray brothers will fair better in the doubles.

Yeah they won 4-6 6-3 6-4. Still very annoyed at Murray for half-arsing his singles match. I guess he feels he has to do it for his brother in doubles, whereas in singles he didn't give a shit about a medal. I do despair, I hope he gives a shit when he goes to the US Open.
_Frank_
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(08-11-2008, 09:38 PM)
lol at the canadian Frederic Niemayer who choose to give the win to his singles match opponen while he was a set up because he wanted to concentrate on doubles. He lost in the first round of doubles....

The Murrays have a grat chance of winning the gold medal in doubles. But i dont agree with andy's singles performance. He didn't give it all.
castle007
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(08-11-2008, 11:30 PM)
Lleyton Hewitt got married to Rebecca Cartwright!!

Peru
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(08-11-2008, 11:58 PM)
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Used to have a crush on her. For some reason we got a lot of Australian drama series here the last two decades on daytime television. Most boring: A Country Practice, although I hardly remember what it was about.
Peru
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(08-12-2008, 03:08 PM)
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I want Federer's swiss piquet shirt. Oh and he's having a field day.
Steroyd
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(08-13-2008, 02:00 PM)
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Federer wins by 2 sets 6-3 6-6 (7-4) tie break.

Very messy 2nd set he let the other guy whatshisname come back into the match Federer was down 3-0, and was fortunate the opposition was erratic otherwise he would have been double broken.

I don't think i've ever seen Federer so vulnerable before, was very weird to watch.
Peru
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(08-13-2008, 02:36 PM)
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You haven't? I have seen him prettttty vulnerable a few times this year. Berdych isn't an easy opposition, so two straight sets is pretty good any how.


Now: go Cornet!
Steroyd
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(08-13-2008, 03:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Peru

You haven't? I have seen him prettttty vulnerable a few times this year. Berdych isn't an easy opposition, so two straight sets is pretty good any how.

I'm talking about this year, I don't know what it is but by his own standards the wheels have flew off.

But yeah a win is a win, which will build his confidence hopefully.
castle007
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(08-14-2008, 03:21 PM)
:( Federer

Losing to Blake?? He is not playing like a top 10 player at all.
Peru
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(08-14-2008, 03:23 PM)
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I'm pretty gutted, actually. I love watching Federer play when he plays well, I don't want this to be the end of his carreer peak. It would be a huge loss for tennis. Get back at it, Feds.. those unforced errors are just unecessary.
_Frank_
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(08-14-2008, 03:57 PM)
lol at everyone who were saying like 2 months ago that there is a huge gap between federer and other players. Federer reign is over. And that was visible from the australian open.
Peru
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(08-14-2008, 05:22 PM)
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Li Na plays like a tennis goddess right now. Never seen her better, she could beat anyone with the way she's played today.
Steroyd
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(08-14-2008, 07:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by _Frank_

lol at everyone who were saying like 2 months ago that there is a huge gap between federer and other players. Federer reign is over. And that was visible from the australian open.

On Grass and Clay there IS a big gap between Federer + Nadal >>>> Rest, the Wimbledon Final speaks for itself.

And wow it's just not happening for Federer on the hard courts, the last match he looked shaky but it looks like he got piunished for having a similar performance.

He really needs someone like a coach to get his head in check, he really must be doubting his own ability at the moment, which isn't where his head should be looking into the US open.
Wes
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(08-14-2008, 07:17 PM)
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I'm sorry but I have to laugh at the outcome (not at the player). Maybe it's because he lost to the perenial underachiever in Blake that the result just sounds bizarre!
_Frank_
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(08-14-2008, 07:47 PM)

Originally Posted by Steroyd

On Grass and Clay there IS a big gap between Federer + Nadal >>>> Rest, the Wimbledon Final speaks for itself.

And wow it's just not happening for Federer on the hard courts, the last match he looked shaky but it looks like he got piunished for having a similar performance.

He really needs someone like a coach to get his head in check, he really must be doubting his own ability at the moment, which isn't where his head should be looking into the US open.

well grass reprensent like 5% of all tournaments.....

when i judge a player, i consider his play on all surfaces. And saying theres a big gap between the top 20-30 players or so is a pretty big statement.
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(08-14-2008, 09:21 PM)
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Poor Federbot, it's really quite sad the way he's dropped off since Wimbledon. I hope he sorts it out, we don't just want to replace Fed with Nadal, we want a real competition up there.
CajoleJuice
(08-14-2008, 09:26 PM)
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Man, that Wimbledon loss really destroyed Federer...

Losing to Blake, OUCH.
MIMIC
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(08-14-2008, 09:50 PM)
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Federer should be over Wimbledon by now. He's had ample time to grieve.

He's not doing anything to quiet his detractors and if he still in that losing state of mind, then he's never going to win again. But I do think that it's hilarious that he's losing to random people now. Federer lucked up TWICE: Karlovic pulled out and Blake took care of Simon.

God: "Damn, Federer. I throw you two bones and you still fuck it up."
The Orange
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(08-14-2008, 10:25 PM)
Let's see what Nadal will do against Djokovic this time. Time to kick some ass!
CajoleJuice
(08-14-2008, 10:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Orange

Let's see what Nadal will do against Djokovic this time. Time to kick some ass!

U.S. Open final preview?
The Orange
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(08-14-2008, 10:30 PM)

Originally Posted by CajoleJuice

U.S. Open final preview?

Aren't they always put in the draw in a way that makes them meet in the semi's? But in any case, should be a killer of a match.

Regarding US Open, when does it start?
perfectchaos007
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(08-14-2008, 10:34 PM)
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Why does it always seem like when one williams sister loses, the other one does shortly after?
CajoleJuice
(08-14-2008, 10:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Orange

Aren't they always put in the draw in a way that makes them meet in the semi's? But in any case, should be a killer of a match.

Regarding US Open, when does it start?

That's because they've been 2-3 for a while. Now that Nadal will be #1, Federer and Djokovic will meet in the semis.
John Dunbar
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(08-14-2008, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by CajoleJuice

That's because they've been 2-3 for a while. Now that Nadal will be #1, Federer and Djokovic will meet in the semis.

Does that happen always? I'm pretty sure Federer has played against people ranked number 3 in semi-finals while being number 1 at Grand Slams.
CajoleJuice
(08-14-2008, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by John Dunbar

Does that happen always? I'm pretty sure Federer has played against people ranked number 3 in semi-finals while being number 1 at Grand Slams.

I'm fairly certain. 1 and 4 are put in the same half-bracket, while 2 and 3 are put in the other. I think one Grand Slam (Wimbledon?) doesn't have to go by ATP rankings when they do their seeding, though. At least they didn't have to at one time.
MIMIC
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(08-14-2008, 11:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Orange

Aren't they always put in the draw in a way that makes them meet in the semi's? But in any case, should be a killer of a match.

Regarding US Open, when does it start?

Regarding the draw, it's pretty much a toss up as to where the No. 3 seed is placed (and the 4th would be on the other side).

At the Australian Open, Djokovic was in Federer's half of the draw and the same happened at Wimbledon. At the French Open, however, Djokovic was on Nadal's half.
CajoleJuice
(08-14-2008, 11:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by MIMIC

Regarding the draw, it's pretty much a toss up as to where the No. 3 seed is placed.

At the Australian Open, Djokovic was in Federer's half of the draw and the same happened at Wimbledon. At the French Open, however, Djokovic was on Nadal's half.

Oops. :x I stand corrected. I guess I figured tennis was the same as other tournaments.
perfectchaos007
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(08-15-2008, 10:56 AM)
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James Blake up a set on Gonzalez

6-4
Steroyd
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(08-15-2008, 11:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by CajoleJuice

I'm fairly certain. 1 and 4 are put in the same half-bracket, while 2 and 3 are put in the other. I think one Grand Slam (Wimbledon?) doesn't have to go by ATP rankings when they do their seeding, though. At least they didn't have to at one time.

I'm sure Wimbledon had the seedings set in such a way that all the odd numbers were in one half and the evens were on the other.
perfectchaos007
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(08-15-2008, 11:50 AM)
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Gonzalez takes the second set 7-5

Third set here we come. C'mon Blake! Time to be clutch!

edit: there are no third set tiebreakers and it looks like this match will keep going for a while 5-4 in the third on serve.

edit 2: Blake threw away 3 match points in that game. 6-6 in the third

edit 3: 7-all

edit 4: 8-all

edit 5: 9-all. And its 6am here and I need to get to bed dammit! I want to wake up before noon.

edit 6: Gonzalez with the break and is serving for the match.

edit 7: Gonzalez wins 4-6, 7-5, 11-9

Blake lost 3 match points and it cost him. He disapoints just when you thought he was turning his game around. Fuck. I'm going to bed.
_Frank_
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(08-15-2008, 04:02 PM)
lol at blake choking it. How did federer lost against him?

When is Nadal/djokovic semi ? The one who will win this match will likely be the gold champ
CajoleJuice
(08-15-2008, 04:05 PM)
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Blake is pretty much the biggest choker ever.
MIMIC
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(08-15-2008, 04:07 PM)
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Gonzalez is a dirty cheater
Peru
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(08-15-2008, 05:49 PM)
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Nadal & Djoko, the new epic fight duo.
Peru
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(08-15-2008, 06:23 PM)
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The beautiful game.

What an emotional match! Someone said these guys don't care about the olympics.. Nadal's cheering was on Wimbledon final level, and did you see Djokovic reduced to tears? You don't see the players hug very often either.
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(08-15-2008, 06:25 PM)
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Don't cry Djokovic. You played great and deserved to be in the final facing Nadal.
CajoleJuice
(08-15-2008, 06:29 PM)
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Nadal won? Oh man, the U.S. Open is gonna be EPIC.
MIMIC
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(08-15-2008, 06:32 PM)
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Novak was crying :(

That was an awful miss.
CajoleJuice
(08-15-2008, 06:34 PM)
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Nadal is the destroyer of souls. First Federer, now Djokovic.
bud
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(08-15-2008, 06:37 PM)
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fuck, i missed it. i saw federer playing for a bit, though--losing to blake is pretty bad. i think he's still not overcome his wimbledon loss. combine that with the fact that's already pretty old... so yeah, it's pretty much over.
Peru
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(08-15-2008, 06:41 PM)
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Federer is in the doubles final now, might get his olympic gold after all.
_Frank_
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(08-15-2008, 07:45 PM)
Nadal has so much improved this year. He's clearly the stongest of the big 3 mentally. Always there in big moments.
RainbowL33T
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(08-15-2008, 10:02 PM)

Originally Posted by bud

. combine that with the fact that's already pretty old... so yeah, it's pretty much over.

I died a little inside after reading that..I wish I was THAT old :(
Moneyhats2k5
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(08-15-2008, 10:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Peru

Federer is in the doubles final now, might get his olympic gold after all.

How the mighty have fallen. Maybe Nadal will let him win a set at the US Open Final...
Hootie
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(08-15-2008, 10:12 PM)
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*sigh*...I fear the age of Federer has come to an end.

Unless he wins the US Open, it is just not looking good. It all comes down to that epic Wimbledon final.

Fuck you Nadal!

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