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05-31-2011, 01:00 PM
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Nice try, but it actually means my son.

Wind is nasty today, the players are getting lost in mini sandstorms. Monfils showed promise early on, but I guess he was never going to beat Federer in a best of 5 given his last match.

Did anyone see the end of the Murray match? Any comments? I couldn't see him winning after the first two sets... makes me wonder what was going on for those sets. Can't be about the ankle.
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05-31-2011, 01:50 PM
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I'll cry if that happens .
Really rooting for Nadal/Djokovic or not a fan of Soderling (or both)?

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Mon = My
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So, what I'm trying to say is, my girl.
Don't want to turn this into a French lesson, but
Fils = Son
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My Girl = Ma Fille (not Mon Fille)

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federer's gonna bring his A game against nole I believe, it's gonna be a heck of a match

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05-31-2011, 05:32 PM
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Really rooting for Nadal/Djokovic or not a fan of Soderling (or both)?
Nadal is in a tie with Federer as my favourite current athlete (though I root exclusively for Rafa these days now that Roger's GOAT status is assured). Plus, I do want to see a Djokovic/Nadal final just out of curiosity


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06-01-2011, 10:17 AM
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Sharapova looked sharp and was not extended in her match, and, in a match I didn't see, Li knocked off Azarenka in straight sets. Obviously, Maria has a real opportunity here. Highest remaining seed left: Schiavone, kind of a nice irony in that.

Murray, after an early struggle, has seemingly solved Chela, and Nadal motored through Soderling without much fuss in the first two sets, on serve in the third.


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Thought Soderling would put up a better fight...

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06-01-2011, 11:44 AM
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Soderling had three break opportunities in the eleventh game, but couldn't take advantage and lost the tie breaker. Rafa looks pretty damn good, like he is getting in tune for a big fight. Very solid straight set win over a dangerous foe.

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06-01-2011, 12:25 PM
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So Nadal v Murray and Djokovic v Federer. All the top seeds into the SF.

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06-02-2011, 09:21 AM
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Sharapova out in straight sets. Only saw dribs and drabs of the match, but in all of them Li was just clearly the better player, and, as per usual, Maria's serve was not consistently an effective weapon at all, especially with 10 double faults undermining the cause, including one on the match ending final point.

"She Who Must Bounce Or Die" up next against Schiavone.

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06-02-2011, 09:23 AM
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Sharapova out in straight sets. Only saw dribs and drabs of the match, but in all of them Li was just clearly the better player, and, as per usual, Maria's serve was not consistently an effective weapon at all, especially with 10 double faults undermining the cause, including one on the match ending final point.
A Chinese player in the finals! Gotta root for my country of birth on this one.

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Schiavone takes the first set, 6-3. With her angles, spins, tactics, and imagination, she really is the thinking person's tennis player. A pleasure to watch. I turned the sound on for this one to hear the French crowd support a French player, but Schiavone is handling that beautifully so far, too.

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Womens tennis is severly lacking in quality, take away the Williams sisters, Clijsters and Sharapova and you get left with a bunch of rather mediocre players trying to grind it out.

Compare it to the mens game where you have 2 all-time greats and a player who is on one of the hottest streakes ever.

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Schiavone wins in straight sets. Even though she went a bit off the boil at the start of the second seat, Schiavone just had more skill than Bartoli, who never developed an answer against Francesca's slice backhand. Li/Schiavone makes for an interesting final.

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A Chinese player in the finals! Gotta root for my country of birth on this one.
Cool. I think I'll root for her, too. I will actually be watching the match in Paris, though not unfortunately at Roland Garros. Everybody keep those reports coming.

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Nadal is in a tie with Federer as my favourite current athlete (though I root exclusively for Rafa these days now that Roger's GOAT status is assured). Plus, I do want to see a Djokovic/Nadal final just out of curiosity
So who do you root for in Federer/Djokovic? As much as I've appreciated Djokovic's streak, I know I'll have a huge grin on my face if Federer is the one to kill it, especially in a major. This won't likely happen, though. As for the other semi, I'm confident that Nadal is going to win it -- and easily. I'll probably skip it... and come back to see 8-8 in the 5th.

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06-03-2011, 03:28 AM
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Djokovic becomes the new world No. 1 if he beats Federer.

Pretty pivotal match, from a historical standpoint:

If Djokovic wins, he'll have a very good shot at taking his 3rd career slam, which would immediately throw him into the "greats" argument (placing him tied for 17th all-time in career grand slam titles, which is quite good for a guy who is only 24 years old) and put him on course for the season slam. Who would have guessed we'd be saying that about Novak, and not Rafael or Roger?

If Federer wins, it will enable Nadal to retain the No. 1 ranking (assuming Rafael captures the '11 Coupe Des Mousquetaires) through at least the start of Wimbledon (just guessing) and give the Spaniard a great shot at his 10th GS (at present time, Federer is a far less daunting an obstacle than the Serbian), thus bringing him within 6 of Roger and, perhaps more importantly, tying him the Borg for most Roland Garros titles.

Federer holds the key to history here: he's damned either way - he obviously doesn't want to lose, but if he wins, it will only help Nadal's legacy.

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Looks like Rafa's on his way to another Finals berth.

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nole and feds stepping into the court now

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wtf there's like a passed out kid in the stands Nole gets pissed lol

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First set tiebreak...this match is likely going to spill over into tomorrow.

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Federer took the tiebreak. I suspected that Djokovic might have been a little susceptible this match. 4 breaks in the first set. Personally I would rather not watch Nadal beat down Federer in the final again.

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Nadal is in a tie with Federer as my favourite current athlete (though I root exclusively for Rafa these days now that Roger's GOAT status is assured). Plus, I do want to see a Djokovic/Nadal final just out of curiosity
Can anyone fill me in on this one?

Amazing match so far, in particular if one considers the conditions.

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Can anyone fill me in on this one?

Amazing match so far, in particular if one considers the conditions.
GOAT = Greatest Of All Time.

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jesus, Feds is 174-0 when being 2 sets up

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