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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Don't call me James on Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:39 pm

Damn we are so close yet so far.

Wawrinka has to be considered the favorite of the 4 left.

Nadal should really defeat Dimitrov, who has been amazing as well in 2017. It's not going to be a walk in the park though.

Tennis gods need to give us this one. Just please.

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:50 pm

Not really following the sport at all these days but saw a poll on twitter about the semi finals lol.

How is Nadal in the semis lol? I thought he completely sucked these days and basically was damaged goods.

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Don't call me James on Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:23 pm

@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:Not really following the sport at all these days but saw a poll on twitter about the semi finals lol.

How is Nadal in the semis lol? I thought he completely sucked these days and basically was damaged goods.


This is literally the first slam in 3 years where he's not scrubbing so he was damaged goods like you thought.

Also his draw wasn't very difficult until the quarters and he got lucky with matchups. You have to remember Nadal is an all time great. He has more skill in his pinky toe than most of the players on tour. Monfils in the round of 16 is pretty much a poor mans work horse. You cannot beat Nadal if you're game is purely based on athleticism and working hard which is what Monfils is. And Raonic has an awful all around game. His whole game is based on his serve. I mean the dude is the most boring serve-bot I've ever seen. Granted his serve is incredible but when it's off, as it was in the quarters against Nadal, he sucks.

He should beat Dimitrov in the semi but Dimitrov is playing the best tennis of his career and he has a lot of skill. Just on pure talent and skill Dimitrov is easily top 10 player in the world but seems he's not mentally strong and hasn't been taken tennis as seriously in his career thus far.

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by silver on Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:26 am

Raonic? Please? Told ya Nadal is king.

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Don't call me James on Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:43 am

OH MY *bleep* LAWD HAMMER SEA.

He's done it :bow:

The GOAT has done it. 35 years old. unbelievable. :bow:

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Don't call me James on Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:32 pm

And we have it lads.

Federer-Nadal final. :bow:

This could just be the last time we see these two goats ever in a slam final.

If you're not watching, you are the biggest idiot on the planet.

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by El Gunner on Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:43 pm

I'll be flying :coffee:

Anyway. Looking past Nadal's draining semi-final and one less day of rest, because Nadal is a beast who can go on forever, I still have to fancy Federer's tip-top game at this point of his career on this sort of surface against Nadal's tip-top game at this point of his career.

Nadal has had the easier road to the final of the two, his biggest threats coming in a serve merchant in Raonic who couldn't get his serve right, while Dimitrov who is still not at his peak yet, and not near to being one of the top players in the world at the moment, took him all the way and made him earn a place in the finals.

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Post by M99 on Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:47 pm

Nadal-Federar final.
Venus-Serena final.


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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:54 pm

@M99 wrote:Nadal-Federar final.
Venus-Serena final.

A better year than 2016?

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by silver on Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:23 am

Didn't actually think Nadal was going to win. Dimitrov was returning everything. Dimitrov should have finished that in the last set when he almost broke him.

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Don't call me James on Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:19 am

OH Y *bleep* LORD

THE GOAT HAS DONE IT

ROGER HAS DONE IT

NUMBER 18.

WOW

Against his kryptonite. Against his greatest rival who is 5 years younger than him. WOW.

To come back from a break in the 5th set with some of the most unbelievable shots. WOW.

HIs greatest victory.

If you didn't watch that. You are the biggest idiot on earth.

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Sri on Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:33 am

:bow:
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Post by M99 on Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:29 am

It was an honor watching these two.

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Post by silver on Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:11 pm

That was incredible...

But Nadal choked that. One break up in the final set...smh...

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Don't call me James on Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:39 pm

You could say Nadal choke or you could give credit to the goat for some of the most incredible backhand winners.

He relentlessly put pressure on every Nadal serve and kept getting break points. And finally broke it on like the 6th or 7th break point in that set.

That was insanely clutch from Roger after being 3-1 down. He won 5 straight games with just immaculate shot making on those two Nadal breaks.

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by El Gunner on Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:56 am

A bit sad I didn't catch it, but the one true GOAT did it. Proud

Dream final, still can't believe it worked out this way. All this time his fans were just waiting for one more grand slam win for him.

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Don't call me James on Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:50 pm

Roger decimates Rafa again in about one 1 hour in Indian Wells :bow: :bow: 3 consecutive win against Rafa now :bow:

Looks like the head to head is becoming respectable now.

They are tied on hard court 9-9. Roger is ahead on on grass. And Rafa is ahead on Clay.

Both Djokovic and Murray knocked out as well in Indian Wells. Roger has Kyrgios in the quarters. Nashikori and Wawrinka are still in.

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Harmonica on Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:02 am

Federer is like born again with that backhand.
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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Don't call me James on Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:16 pm

Federer is in the final at Indian Wells Proud

He's playing some of the best tennis of his life. I think his backhand is better than it was in his prime at the moment. Just absolutely godly.

Will face Wawrinka on Monday.

If he wins it will his 90th career singles title. He's currently 3rd all time behind Lendl(94) and Jimmy Connors (109).

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Don't call me James on Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:13 pm

Roger wins Indian Wells :bow: Easily dispatches Wawrinka in 2 sets in the final.

Playing some of the best tennis since his prime. been the best player in the world in 2017.

He's got 3045 points for the year. Might get number 1 spot back by US Open if this form continues.

Both Murray and Djokovic choking away some big points in the rankings so far this early season.

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Post by Don't call me James on Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:15 pm

Next up is Miami Open Masters this week.

Both Djokovic and Murray have pulled out of Miami because of injuries. Roger is the favorite there.

If he gets over 4000 points before April he can definitely get the number spot back by year end.

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Don't call me James on Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:38 pm

Roger beats Del Potro in straight sets in Miami and moves to Round of 16 to face Bautista Agut.

Like I said Murray and Djokovic pulled out of this tourney. Raonic retired because of injury as well.

Nishikori and Nadal are on the other side of the draw so he won't face them until the final if they can get there. Wawrinka/Kyrgios is a possibility in the semis.

If Roger wins this, he'd have won the first 3 big tournaments of the season. Heading for that year end number 1 spot. Too good to be true.

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Post by RealGunner on Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:00 pm

We are on course for Nadal x Federer

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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Don't call me James on Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:38 pm

Wawrinka and Nishikori both out as well in the last few days.

We're left with Nadal vs Fognini and Federer vs Zverev/Kyrgios in the semis.

Zverev, Kyrgios, and Fognini are scary opponents. I can definitely see Fognini knocking Nadal out like he did 2015 US Open. And Kyrgios and Zverev are future world numbers 1s.



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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Don't call me James on Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:52 pm

The goat is just godly


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Re: The official Tennis thread

Post by Don't call me James on Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:28 pm

Federer vs Nadal final in Miami.

Kyrgios is playing some great tennis. His game is so fun to watch but mentally this dude is a 5 year old. Had the match in his hands to beat Roger but blew it with mental weakness because he couldn't handle the hostile crowd.

Plus he's a total douche to the ballboys. I like entertaining villains and I think Tennis definitely needs more villains but there's no need for being an asshole like Nick is.

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