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Re: Tennis

Postby penny lane on Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:54 pm

When Serena had the meltdown with the foot-fault against Cljsters, I thought ~~ one time thing. Her conduct today is bordering on bullying the chairperson. Not pretty.
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Re: Tennis

Postby Fast B on Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:04 pm

And there you have it. I love how they call it an upset.
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Re: Tennis

Postby Draftnik on Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:30 pm

Just saw the replay. McEnroe & Carillo both said it would be a let point before the chair umpire called it. Seems like a fairly obvious call for Williams making a loud noise before Stosur hit the ball.
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Re: Tennis

Postby Draftnik on Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:33 pm

American tennis is at a nadir. Serena is really the only top player we have. We don't have anybody close to an elite player on the men's side. We have some depth on the men's side and Sock could be an elite player. On the woman's side I can't even think of our next best player after the Williams sisters.
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Re: Tennis

Postby IrishEyes on Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:45 am

I guess I'm the only one that absolutely HATES Federer. I've been a fan of Djokovic for a couple years now, but Rafa is my favorite.

I'm fine with either of them winning, but I'm incredibly joyous that Federer lost. :pop:
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Re: Tennis

Postby Pavel Bure on Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:39 am

IrishEyes wrote:I guess I'm the only one that absolutely HATES Federer. I've been a fan of Djokovic for a couple years now, but Rafa is my favorite.

I'm fine with either of them winning, but I'm incredibly joyous that Federer lost. :pop:

I was beyond thrilled when he became fallible. Now it's just kinda ho-hum he can lose he's not untouchable.
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Re: Tennis

Postby penny lane on Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:59 am

Speaking to ESPN Federer said: "It's awkward trying to explain this loss," Federer said. "It is what it is. It's the obvious reason. He came back. He played well. I didn't play so well at the end. I have only myself to blame.
"I set it up all perfect. - I couldn't finish it.
"He snaps one shot, and the whole thing changes. It's strange how it goes. I would be in the finals with a chance to win the title.
"I have to accept that and move on. It happens sometimes. That's why we all watch sports. We don't know what the outcome is going to be. It's also very cruel and tough sometimes."
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Re: Tennis

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:00 am

penny lane wrote:
Speaking to ESPN Federer said: "It's awkward trying to explain this loss," Federer said. "It is what it is. It's the obvious reason. He came back. He played well. I didn't play so well at the end. I have only myself to blame.
"I set it up all perfect. - I couldn't finish it.
"He snaps one shot, and the whole thing changes. It's strange how it goes. I would be in the finals with a chance to win the title.
"I have to accept that and move on. It happens sometimes. That's why we all watch sports. We don't know what the outcome is going to be. It's also very cruel and tough sometimes."


Is that what people were complaining about? I don't even know what could have been construed as disrespectful there.
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Re: Tennis

Postby Gaucho on Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:14 am

Federer called that one shot "lucky". It seems that what the outrage was all about. Didn't seem that bad to me either.
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Re: Tennis

Postby Fast B on Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:09 pm

Gaucho wrote:Federer called that one shot "lucky". It seems that what the outrage was all about. Didn't seem that bad to me either.


I don't know why people were outraged by that comment. Djokovic himself basically said, in not so many words, that he just blindly went for broke there.
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Re: Tennis

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:12 pm

Yeah it was pretty clear that that was basically a home run swing.
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Re: Tennis

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:39 pm

Wow. That was nuts.
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Re: Tennis

Postby obhave on Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:46 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:Wow. That was nuts.

Are you talking about the 3rd game of the second set? If so. Holy ****, what a game/last point.
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Re: Tennis

Postby penny lane on Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:48 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:Wow. That was nuts.


One eye on the stream...2 on work. ;) With all the serve bounces Nole takes, can't understand the too much time call on Rafa.
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Re: Tennis

Postby obhave on Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:58 pm

Nadal seems to be letting every tiny little thing bother him. Not sure I have seem him complain this much in a match.

As for the too much time call, both need to receive more of them during the season. They take a ludicrous amount of time between points.
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Re: Tennis

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:04 pm

obhave wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Wow. That was nuts.

Are you talking about the 3rd game of the second set? If so. Holy ****, what a game/last point.

Yep...I don't care that much for Nadal, but throughout the last few rounds I have developed an irrational disdain for Djokovic.
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Re: Tennis

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:10 pm

Nasty winner.
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Re: Tennis

Postby obhave on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:15 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
obhave wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Wow. That was nuts.

Are you talking about the 3rd game of the second set? If so. Holy ****, what a game/last point.

Yep...I don't care that much for Nadal, but throughout the last few rounds I have developed an irrational disdain for Djokovic.

I have, what I believe to be, a totally rational disdain for Nadal. So go Djokovic :D
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Re: Tennis

Postby penny lane on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:17 pm

from Djokovic's early years, never liked him. So Vamos Rafa.
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Re: Tennis

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:21 pm

Djokovic is like the first tennis player i've ever really disliked.
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Re: Tennis

Postby penny lane on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:31 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:Djokovic is like the first tennis player i've ever really disliked.


I don't like him, but if he beats both Nadal and Roger; he's playing some great tennis. lucky too. :P
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Re: Tennis

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:32 pm

penny lane wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Djokovic is like the first tennis player i've ever really disliked.


I don't like him, but if he beats both Nadal and Roger; he's playing some great tennis. lucky too. :P


He's definitely the best player this year, but I still don't like him. This is a historical season.
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Re: Tennis

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:43 pm

I believe in Harvey Dent.
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Re: Tennis

Postby penny lane on Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:45 pm

these 2 are just going at one and other~ quality. This evening match will make up for the others
washed out. Vamos Rafa!
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Re: Tennis

Postby Fast B on Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:48 pm

This is starting to get good. I guess Nadal had some coffee during the third set, because he looks awake now.
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