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Old 08-12-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
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Tennis: US Open...series

Djokovic beat Federer in the final of the Rogers Masters. Federer's backhand was pretty weak today but it was still a great match from Djokovic.

Anyway the US Open isn't for 2 weeks but it's never too early to talk about tennis. And there's a tournament going on in Cincinnati this week as well, Federer and Djokovic would be on track for a rematch in the semis of that one.

Surely I'm not the only one who gets the tennis channel and watches it almost daily during the summer???


yeah ok I guess I'll just bump this thread in a few weeks.
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No Tennis Channel unfortunately.

I think with Federer it almost like there isn't anything for him to do now except win the French. I'd expect more upsets in these minor matches because of that. At some point for the great individual sports athletes there comes a time where the biggest opponent is purpose.

Tennis is a nice relief from my obsessive watching of the NFL preseason. I really wish some tournaments would come near here. That or the tennis channel.
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:53 AM   #3
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We only get what the BBC decide to show, and they don't usually inform you what they will be showing....they do tend to show all the opens though, but again they don't tell you what time they are on etc

I just have to use the internet to keep up with the latest news.
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We only get what the BBC decide to show, and they don't usually inform you what they will be showing....they do tend to show all the opens though, but again they don't tell you what time they are on etc

I just have to use the internet to keep up with the latest news.
Actually, it's the same here in America and this is suppose to be a lead up to our major.

Which sort of explains the lack of interest in men's tennis in America.
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I find the American public, obviously you and VG withstanding... only take great interest in an internationally played sport when they have someone winning all the time...otherwise they kinda ignore it.

Djokovic should have a great run in the US open though...he does seem to be in some amazing form.....will he break the Federer/Nadal duoply?
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I find the American public, obviously you and VG withstanding... only take great interest in an internationally played sport when they have someone winning all the time...otherwise they kinda ignore it.

Djokovic should have a great run in the US open though...he does seem to be in some amazing form.....will he break the Federer/Nadal duoply?
That is very true. In America, there is football, baseball, basketball and auto racing. For tennis to gain the attention of the public there has to be American dominance. When your best is Roddick and Blake there is a major problem. The US Open should be earlier in the year because it comes right before football season. It's a shame because a Federer and Djokovic might be in the cards. Oh and Baghdatis might have a shot as well.
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It's a bit sad though that people just can't watch a sport for entertainment's sake.

I don't think there has been a time when Ireland has had a good tennis player....in fact the only sport I can think of where Ireland is sort of top of the game would be horse racing...we breed kick ass horses
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Djokovic has been the clear #3 in the world all year, but beating Federer and Nadal on consecutive days shows he's closing the gap for sure. I'm not sure I'd pick him over either of them in a best-of-five though. He seems a little bit more prone to breaking down physically and I wonder whether he'll be able to hold it together over the course of two weeks, especially if he has some difficult matches along the way in the early rounds.

But it should be a great tournament. The women's tournament is absolutely wide open. Henin? Ivanovic? Jankovic? Sharapova? Serena? Venus?
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But it should be a great tournament. The women's tournament is absolutely wide open. Henin? Ivanovic? Jankovic? Sharapova? Serena? Venus?
It is all about the schedule on the women's side. They are all inconsistent which is why the bracket will bring us the winner. Venus won Wimbeldon because of the schedule. I'd expect someone like Henin or Ivanovic to take it.
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Djocokic is my new favourite. Not only is he damn good and can step up to the plate, but he's got a great sense of humour as well. He keep doing pisstakes of other players at Wimbledon, it was funny as.
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Djocokic is my new favourite. Not only is he damn good and can step up to the plate, but he's got a great sense of humour as well. He keep doing pisstakes of other players at Wimbledon, it was funny as.
With all the coverage of Federer and Nadal, you don't get exposed enough to great players and great personalities like Djokovic. It's a shame.

How's tennis coverage in Australia?
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shit, I've neglected my own thread. good discussion, I approve, keep up the good work.

US Open soon
why must I be in school at this ridiculously early time of the year?
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shit, I've neglected my own thread. good discussion, I approve, keep up the good work.

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Nothing is like those matches under the lights.

The US Open cannot come fast enough.
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Nothing is like those matches under the lights.

The US Open cannot come fast enough.
I know! There always seem to be a few classic matches under lights. It'll be interesting to see how things turn out.
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The excitement that I would normally feel at the approach of the U.S. Open is somewhat tainted by the fact that no one is going to beat Federer.

Amazing as he is, he has made the game boring.
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