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|Sep-02-14|| ||Jim Bartle: So they should schedule women's match last, as they're shorter.|
|Sep-02-14|| ||KKDEREK: Finnally, Nishikori -Wawrinka match up..
Nishi seemed <very> tired.
Bunch of interesting QF games..
|Sep-02-14|| ||achieve: Yes, or no, rather, say if you had the Shara-Wozniacky match following the Raonic-Nishi match, a combined total of 457 minutes of play would result, and, starting at 7pm would land you at |
7 1/2 hours of play.
That wouldn't be nice to the girls, either, even though they need less recovery time. They would have started their best of three at 11.15 PM at the earliest.
|Sep-02-14|| ||achieve: <KKDEREK: Finnally, Nishikori -Wawrinka match up..
Nishi seemed <very> tired. Bunch of interesting QF games..>|
Seconded on all three counts; no wonder Nishi looked tired, finishing in the middle of the night, their bio-rhythm can not handle that, as they normally are asleep in bed for several hours already. Adrenalin can only do so much for a certain amount of time.
Match-up with Wawrinka is something else, and a premiere at that; both players are incredible hitters from the back, great movers, and Nishikori's FH rip, the speed of his shoulderturn, is something else. Wawrinka needs no introduction in that regard, his problem is how to keep the missiles in, as he hits a lot of those long, and not by inches many times.
Even the Berdych-Thiem match I look forward to. The other QFs are all block busters imo, although of course Fed's half still needs to play for those spots.
I am hoping for Thiem-Simon, and Fed-Dimitrov, although that first one might be more wishful thinking, re Thiem, but Simon was super impressive the other day. But I am a Thiem-fan. Question is if the young new kid on the block can withstand the Berdych power.
|Sep-02-14|| ||KKDEREK: <Seconded on all three counts; no wonder Nishi looked tired, finishing in the middle of the night, their bio-rhythm can not handle that, as they normally are asleep in bed for several hours already.>|
True, I mean playing 7 or 8 or clock pm is one thing. Yesterday tied the US OPEN record of the game who finish the latest ever. Tough racket. Also playing noon is insane as well. I'm always relived when I see Fed playing at night anyway.
|Sep-02-14|| ||KKDEREK: Great youth clash. Monfils just edged Dimitrov. wow!
Beware of him Roger|
|Sep-02-14|| ||Jim Bartle: I'm very surprised Monfils won, especially in straight sets. The radio announcers were saying he was so exhausted he couldn't have held on had Dimitrov managed to win the third.|
Did anybody see Monfils' leaping forehand a couple of rounds earlier?
|Sep-02-14|| ||KKDEREK: Great indeed. Federer is playing right now|
|Sep-02-14|| ||MarkFinan: Just wanted to post this for all you tennis fans before I sleep. A match from the early noughties between two greats. Ignore the tweet, just watch the link and enjoy. |
|Sep-02-14|| ||achieve: The Monfils leap is astounding. If you look at how he creates tension and pull for the upper body - mid-air, hanging - you will see a most peculiar movement with his legs, but biomechanically very sound; it's the only way to generate that much power and speed.|
Replay it in slow-motion and salivate (see link J Bartle provided).
Btw Fed is cruising, Thiem is losing.
|Sep-02-14|| ||Jim Bartle: <A match from the early noughties between two greats.>|
One before his prime, the other past his prime, unfortunately.
|Sep-02-14|| ||KKDEREK: <jim> Nevermind..This freak thinks Im this "Carlos Eduardo" .That's why he posted that. Tell him I don't even have twitter account and I'm blonde..Maybe next time he find someone similar..lol|
btw sorry to bring this bickering here..But not my falt as you see.
|Sep-02-14|| ||achieve: <not my "falt"> ???|
You could have just ignored that post.
So yes, no personal feuds or bickering in here.
Federer meanwhile has dismissed Bauty boy.
|Sep-02-14|| ||KKDEREK: I did, just explained to Jim who gave attention to something (and somebody) utter irrelevant.|
<re fed> Actually was very easy game..Now Federer have a tough match up: Monfils
I think Federer has <everything> to go to the finals..His path is clean as possible IMHO
|Sep-02-14|| ||KKDEREK: And tomorrow morning Djoko - Murray...I like Djoko and I really dont like much Murray, but I guess for Fed in finals would be better to avoid Djoko, no?|
|Sep-02-14|| ||achieve: <KK> Probably he would prefer to avoid Djokovic, but that is not how Federer thinks, plus he has beaten Djokovic this year, and a few other high profile matches under his belt, so he'll be relishing a good challenge.|
I really do expect Fed to win vs monfils, and then Cilic or Berdych should be a win in 4 or 5 sets, as those two are mentally a tad suspect, but both very hard and "clean" hitters.
The Murray QF though will be draining energy from Djoko, assuming he wins that one. Those two have been playing eachother since they were like 11 or so.
|Sep-02-14|| ||KKDEREK: This year Djoko lead 2-0. Murray isn't 100% yet I guess, after came back from his injury..Anyway he must play like it if he wants to upset Djoko.|
|Sep-02-14|| ||achieve: Nope, Fed beat Djoko in Monte Carlo earlier <this year>.|
He leads the H2H 18-17, one of the most interesting rivalries in Tennis history.
|Sep-02-14|| ||KKDEREK: I was talking Djoko - Murray rivalry stats for the tomorrow game. Sure, Fed won and still leads the H2h..|
I think Federer chances agaisnt Murray is a tad better..
|Sep-02-14|| ||achieve: If Murray minimizes his whining and negativity I think he will be a legit threat to both Djokovic and Federer.|
Unfortunately for Andy, Nole is in stellar form here in New York.
|Sep-02-14|| ||KKDEREK: <achieve: If Murray minimizes his whining and negativity>|
LOl exactly..He's annoying.
|Sep-02-14|| ||achieve: Remember, Wawrinka seems on a mission, Nishi is very good but assuming Stan nets that one, then I would not bet against Stan in a semi vs either Nole or Andy for that matter.|
|Sep-02-14|| ||KKDEREK: Good heads up. Wawrinka is playing great. Huge serve so far in NY..I think he will beat Nishi, a great baseline player and powerful forehand but my guess is that Wawrinka will go through..|
|Sep-03-14|| ||Jim Bartle: Last night: 8 hard-fought sets till 2 in the morning.|
Tonight: 5 easy sets, over at 10 pm.
|Sep-03-14|| ||achieve: Tomorrow: Djokovic-Murray scheduled as the <2nd Night Match>.|
Unbelievable; if that one goes the distance we are looking at 1 or 2 AM <again>!
Solution: one men's singles match, or two WS matches scheduled for the <evening>.
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