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|Jan-28-17|| ||saffuna: <monica Seles had this problem, late in her career. 15 pounds overweight, she had repeated ankle and foot problems and was too slow on the court.>|
Yes, she gained weight over that long break she took at the peak of her career, and never really took it off, in fact put some more on. I can't understand why she would just quit playing like that...
|Jan-29-17|| ||chancho: YES!!
The Fed WINS!
You were right <keyzer Soze>!
|Jan-29-17|| ||alexmagnus: Another confirmation for my two peak theory. The Williams sisters and Federer.|
|Jan-29-17|| ||Keyser Soze: Yessssssss
What a match my god.
18 GS for Federer..
|Jan-29-17|| ||strifeknot: This match nearly gave me a god damned heart attack. I was sure that Federer would psychologically buckle to Nadal as he usually does.|
|Jan-29-17|| ||Keyser Soze: Me too!
but again, <both> were tired on the 5th, unlike previous times that usually Fed was way more tired than Nadal (or Djoko for that matter).
and Feds technique prevailed..whatta match..whatta tourney..Semis btw Nadal and Dimitrov was spectacular as well.
|Jan-29-17|| ||HeMateMe: Fed won the last five games--was Nadal out of gas? Fed is GOAT, 18 majors, his first since 2012. Five years--largest gap ever between winning a major, in the men's game?|
|Jan-29-17|| ||scholes: First time in 35 years, a player defeats four top 10 players en route to a grand slam title.|
|Jan-29-17|| ||perfidious: The older hasbeenusetawas defeats the younger, burnishing an already extraordinary legacy and adding to his twentyleventh trophy case in the twilight of his career.|
|Jan-29-17|| ||saffuna: <Fed won the last five games--was Nadal out of gas? Fed is GOAT, 18 majors, his first since 2012. Five years--largest gap ever between winning a major, in the men's game?>|
Boris Becker also went five years between majors, winning the 1991 and 1996 Australians.
Before the Open Era, Rosewall went 12 years and Laver six between majors, but that was because professionals were ineligible during the intervening years.
|Jan-29-17|| ||optimal play: That men's final was one for the ages!
A triumph for Federer!
Especially at 35 and against his nemesis!
Apparently if Nadal had won he would have joined Rod Laver & Roy Emerson in winning at least two of each of the grand slam titles.
At 30 I think he may yet still do that.
|Jan-29-17|| ||chancho: Seeing the joy unleashed from Fed's face as he realized that he won the championship was <and will be> unforgettable.|
|Feb-13-17|| ||HeMateMe: <The USTA tweeted its apologies, saying "The USTA extends a sincere apology to the German Fed Cup team & fans 4 the outdated National Anthem. This mistake will not occur again."|
"We hope so," the Deutscher Tennis Bund responded on Twitter.>
Why didn't they just change the damned anthem completely after WWII? Why would anyone living in bombed out Germany even want to be reminded of anything connected to the Hitler years?
I think the German delegation overreacted. I hate sounding like someone from the Rogoff page, but if you're from Germany you don't get to complain too much if a Nazi anthem is played out of sequence. You politely request that it doesn't occur again.
|Mar-13-17|| ||HeMateMe: Wozi not happy that Sharapova is seeded right back into the big tournaments.|
I guess she has a point. When Agassi decided to get back into tennis he was ranked no. 340 and had to win a couple of satellite events before he could play with the big boys again.
|Mar-15-17|| ||Keyser Soze: Federer just crushed Nadal tonight at Indian Wells. First time he won 3 in a row against Nadal. |
He just innovating himself with a much better backhand.
Way to go, "old" man !
|Mar-15-17|| ||HeMateMe: will he 'out Connor' Jimmy Connors?|
|Mar-16-17|| ||perfidious: That may very well happen; while Connors endured, in his later career, he was no threat to win majors, though finishing solidly enough to sustain a high ranking for a very long time.|
|Mar-16-17|| ||Keyser Soze: <HeMateMe: will he 'out Connor' Jimmy Connors?>|
He already did that. With his AO 2017 throphy he become the oldest player to win a Major in 45 years.
|Mar-16-17|| ||saffuna: Federer has won majors over a 14-year span. Connors did it over nine years.|
Rosewall won majors 16 years apart, having been ineligible almost all of the intervening years.
|Mar-16-17|| ||saffuna: Make that 19 years for Rosewall.|
|Mar-21-17|| ||Keyser Soze: But I get now. Connors have 109 trophies and Federer 90..So will be tough to get at his absolute numbers..Lendl has 94 I think. Not sure he will keep on playing more than 2 years or so..|
|Mar-21-17|| ||saffuna: It depends on how many smaller tournaments a player enters.|
In the 70s Connors played in 25 tournaments a year. He won 17 tournaments before he every won a major, largely playing on a secondary tour run by his manager Bill Riordan where the only other top players were Ilie Nastase and Vijay Amritraj. He didn't play on the main tour with Laver, Newcombe, Ashe, Smith, Orantes, etc.
In 1972 and 1973 Connors won tournaments in Roanoke, Columbus, Albany, Jacksonville, Baltimore, Salt Lake, Salisbury, Hampton and Paramus. Do those sound like top-flight professional tennis tournaments?
|Mar-21-17|| ||Keyser Soze: Yeah good point jim..And somehow I never saw a press going through this when comparing their numbers.|
|Mar-27-17|| ||Keyser Soze: Fed is on a roll. Crushed Delpo and might do the same against Agut next round at Miami 1000. Not bad for a 36 y.o.|
|Mar-30-17|| ||Keyser Soze: Whatta game now Kyrgios- Zverev.
This Zverev kid is the real deal. Will be top 5 in a year or so.
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