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Old 08-24-2007, 02:49 AM   #16
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like I said last year... FUCK NADAL


GO ANDRE... no, wait


go.. ehm... anyone but Nadal
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:48 PM   #17
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Watching the Sharapova v. Vinci match. Oh how I have missed you Flushing Meadows.

Maria is looking very good.

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Sharapova and Federer win it all.
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:53 AM   #18
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Federer v. Isner should be interesting. If Federer does win it all this year, he may have to take out a string of Americans to do so. He could have Isner, Young, Roddick and Blake in successive rounds, if they all get through, that is.
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Sharapova was just shocked.

That is a career-altering loss. That side of the bracket was going to be no match for her. Wow, just wow.
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How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Agnieszka Radwanska

plus all the double faults and unforced errors don't hurt either
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:15 PM   #21
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Holy hell.

6'10' John Isner just took the first set over Federer, 7-6.

I'd love to see this upset.
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Old 09-01-2007, 05:37 PM   #22
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I get a kick out of how the commentators get all excited when someone pushes Roger in the first set of a match. Federer isn't Leyton Hewitt or Marat Safin, he doesn't rattle. He has reached nine Grand Slam finals in a row for nothing. If Isner stayed tight with him through 2 sets, I would have given him a chance. Federer just upped his game another level after spending a set learning how to return the big serve.

Isner has a big serve and that's it, ok, he showed some decent groundstrokes at times. It was his first US Open, playing the world number one, centre court so I give him credit for doing so well.
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How do you solve a problem like Maria?

ell oh ell
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Great match between Federer and Djokovic right now.
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Godfuckingdamnit.

Federer stole the first set.
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Unfuckingbelievable.

Djokovic should be up 2-0 right now, but he's down 2-0.

I don't know how much more of the announcers sucking Federer's you-know-what I can take. It's becoming a problem. I really can't stand it.

I just want somebody to beat Federer. Period. Anybody.

I don't want him taking Sampras's record.
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Roger Federer is without question the greatest tennis player ever.

He has this extra gear he can draw upon which is the intangible strength he has over all players. He is playing mediocre tennis today by his standards but ups his game during crucial moments to win sets. He handles adversity with remarkable calmness.

Djokovic is learning a lot about himself today and it will make him a better player. I think Djokovic will be Federer's competition in the future.
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No, Federer is not the greatest ever. He is a far-above-average player in an era with little competition. Roddick and Hewitt are both overrated. Nadal and now Djokovich have time to develop their mental games enough to be able to beat Federer. And that's what the difference is. Federer has a GREAT mental game, and these guys don't always fully believe they can beat him. Djokovich outplayed Federer in the first two sets. Period. He just choked on a few points and in tennis that's all it takes to turn a match around. He didn't have the mental game to take the last step in each of the first two sets against Federer.

No question in mind that if Federer were playing in an era with Borg, Connors, MacEnroe, Lendl, Becker, Edberg, or in an era with Sampras, Agassi, Rafter, etc, he would NOT be as dominant as he is.
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It's not just about how dominant he is. He has no weaknesses. He has a powerful serve, amazing groundstrokes, strong backhand, is comfortable at the net with his amazing volleys, moves without effort across the court, stays healthy year after year, can hit passing shots from anywhere, amazing return of serve and has perhaps the greatest court demeanor of any player ever. No player before him has ever shown such skill. Even Agassi is amazed by Federer by remarking how most top players have 2 maybe 3 abilities far and above other players yet Federer has 5-6 of these abilities which even other greats are shocked to see in one athlete. The records are just icing on the cake.

No doubt Djokovic is lacking experience during these crucial moments. I do like Djokovic's push backhand up the line. But Federer hasn't played that well himself with more unforced errors than usual. Nadal will retire from injuries earlier than most players due to the nature of his gameplay, he beats himself up.

I have watched all those guys from the past on tv and they didn't possess the skills that Federer has.
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And I think all of Federer's skills, while all being quite impressive, are made to look even better than they are by being used against what is more the most part mediocre competition.

We'll have to agree to disagree.
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