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|Jan-24-17|| ||HeMateMe: would like to see Venus win one more major. She's paid her dues.|
|Jan-25-17|| ||Keyser Soze: <Especially if he meets Nadal in the final who last won it in 2009.>|
And it look like will be that way. So far what I saw whoever wins in the Swiss match will take the trophy.
Nadal and Federer would be a treat. And this time Nadal doesn't have that big physical edge over Federer (or anybody else for that matter).
Technically wise Federer and Wawrinka are a bit better imo.
|Jan-25-17|| ||Keyser Soze: <Venus> she will win soon or later. Older or not she's still better and stronger than 80% of the circuit.|
|Jan-26-17|| ||Keyser Soze: Fed almost blew it today..Maybe a dram final match against Nadal sunday.
We shall see if Dimitrov can handle the Miura.|
|Jan-27-17|| ||chancho: Tennis is a game of ebbs and flows, and so far Dmitrov is killing Nadal.|
Hope he can maintain it,
|Jan-27-17|| ||Keyser Soze: Too many errors. My guess this one will go to the 5th.|
|Jan-27-17|| ||chancho: Nadal looks poised to win the match now and the final will most likely be a formality for him.|
Federer's artistry is not enough to beat him.
|Jan-27-17|| ||Keyser Soze: Strong disagrees chancho..Nadal doesn't have that huge physical edge over Federer that made <all> the difference in the past. Specially after this 5 hour gruesome match now.|
By the way, instant classic today, top 5 match of the decade in my book.
|Jan-27-17|| ||perfidious: Just like old times; only thing was that back then, Nadal and Federer would have been two of the top three seeds at worst.|
|Jan-27-17|| ||Keyser Soze: Well Federer, prior his last injury was a top 3. Nadal finally is getting back on track again after his injury.. He might very well crush Fed tomorrow but seeing what they did in past two weeks, I think Federer has a better chance to beat him now than playing against him , shall we say at 2010-13.
I have no idea what will happens. I give 50-50.|
|Jan-28-17|| ||HeMateMe: pretty good final, Serena and Venus. Venus was sharp, Serena just hit the ball harder and better into the corners. 6-4, 6-4. A good showing by Venus.|
I always thought Venus had the better body for tennis, tall and fast, at least for Wimbledon grass. If you look at Serena, with the big butt, it seems like she's too heavy to run down shots, but she does get it done. I think she would play even better and avoid injuries if she lost 15 pounds. This would help her run down shots, as she gets older.
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. A shame. Swimming 10 hours a week would take the weight off.
|Jan-28-17|| ||saffuna: Venus vs. Serena
Federer vs. Nadal
Have we been teleported back to 2007¿
|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.
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