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16 Jul 2017 14:03

sir fly wrote:Čilić started the match well, but Federer looks in full control now.

No... federer was serving very badly in the beginning
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16 Jul 2017 14:11

lol its over already
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16 Jul 2017 14:29

2007
Nadal won the French open dropping 1 set (to Federer)
Federer won Wimbledon dropping 1 set (to Nadal)

2017 Nadal wins French open dropping 0 sets
Federer a few games away from winning Wimbledon dropping 0 sets
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16 Jul 2017 14:38

sir fly wrote:Čilić started the match well, but Federer looks in full control now.



Well, it's Cilic that's losing rather than Federer winning. Cilic is having a number of issues it seems like. Physical, psychological, tactics....and it's all related.
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16 Jul 2017 14:38

The Hitch wrote:2007
Nadal won the French open dropping 1 set (to Federer)
Federer won Wimbledon dropping 1 set (to Nadal)

2017 Nadal wins French open dropping 0 sets
Federer a few games away from winning Wimbledon dropping 0 sets

No... federer won 3-2 against nadal in 2007. 3-1 was in 2006
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16 Jul 2017 14:39

oops typo. I meant 2 sets of course.
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16 Jul 2017 18:48

Missed it today, and it doesn't seem like I missed much.

For all the anticipation fans have had for Federer possiblly winning his 8th Wimbly, this seems very anticlimactic to me, especially compared to the Aussie Open.
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16 Jul 2017 19:23

Cilic had a shocker, apparently immobilised by a blister and choked hard. Awful final.
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24 Jul 2017 08:03

Another young player on the rise. Andrey Rublev, 19, won the ATP 250 in Umag yesterday. I haven't followed tennis all that much lately, but I had my eye on him and now he's suddenly in the top 50. Kid with great potential.
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07 Aug 2017 20:19

A small time match that Hitch might find interesting today. Reilly Opelka vs Diego Schwartzman. 2.11 vs 1.70 though they're not even close in the rankings (159 vs 35)
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07 Aug 2017 21:00

And it's not even interesting as Schwartzman is gonna win by virtue of being way better at this thing called tennis.
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11 Aug 2017 04:12

Could have a Shapo v Zverev match if they both win again. 18yo v 20 yo in a masters SF sounds nice after the last many years.
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11 Aug 2017 06:25

Didn't see the match. Jaw-dropping result. Have to admit that facebreakalov is quite talented.

Disappointed with Kyrgios. Half injured still and doesn't have the mental fortitude to keep focused when the going gets tough.
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11 Aug 2017 18:58

Robin Haase in an ATP1000 semi final. Never thougth I'd see the day. Dutch sports slowly becoming great again?
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19 Aug 2017 20:47

Dimtrov in a big final. I had hoped to see that day.

Now if Kyrgios can beat Ferrer I'm gonna get really excited.
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21 Aug 2017 05:01

Andy Murray's mum dropped the hint that he might not be far off retirement. Federer plays it smart by knocking back his schedule to prolong his career.
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21 Aug 2017 17:38

movingtarget wrote:Andy Murray's mum dropped the hint that he might not be far off retirement. Federer plays it smart by knocking back his schedule to prolong his career.

I didn't see it as concrete plans to retire shortly. Last year Murray said he intended to play into his mid 30s. But yeah, the Muzziah is a man who's got things to do outside of tennis. He's an ambassador for a number of charities,I think he's involved in some business as well and he seems like a very dedicated family man. 2nd kid is on the way.

Meanwhile, Dimitrov absolutely destroyed Kyrgios. Only reason the scoreline was the way it is was because Kyrgios was serving great. Dimitrov is an incredibly player when he's on.

They played 16 points that went over 9 strokes. Kyrgios won 1 of them.
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21 Aug 2017 23:22

Red Rick wrote:
movingtarget wrote:Andy Murray's mum dropped the hint that he might not be far off retirement. Federer plays it smart by knocking back his schedule to prolong his career.

I didn't see it as concrete plans to retire shortly. Last year Murray said he intended to play into his mid 30s. But yeah, the Muzziah is a man who's got things to do outside of tennis. He's an ambassador for a number of charities,I think he's involved in some business as well and he seems like a very dedicated family man. 2nd kid is on the way.

Meanwhile, Dimitrov absolutely destroyed Kyrgios. Only reason the scoreline was the way it is was because Kyrgios was serving great. Dimitrov is an incredibly player when he's on.

They played 16 points that went over 9 strokes. Kyrgios won 1 of them.


Kyrgios said he was still quite happy with the result re his recent injuries and having to play two matches the day before due to the rescheduling which he said did him in and made the final harder.
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26 Aug 2017 20:54

Well what do you know. Murray out of the USO, likely out for the season. Daaaaaaaaaamn
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