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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:10 am    Post subject: Tennis Reply with quote

I did a search and found "US Open" and "Wimbledon" - I guess Watchers aren't big tennis fans! Laughing

Well, the Australian Open is on now, and there have been some great matches already.

In the mens, we have said goodbye to Verdasco, Hewitt, Nadal, Djokovic, Roddick. The Tsonga/Djokovic clash was on last night and it was a great game. Unfortunately Djokovic seemed to have a stomach upset by about the 4th set and although I'm happy Tsonga got through, it could have been a different story...

Semi-finals are: Federer v Tsonga, and Murray v Cilic.

In the womens 2 Chinese women are through to the semis: Serena Williams v Na Li, and Justine Henin v Jie Zheng.

It should be an interesting set of matches!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the finals I would love to see Federer v Murray and Na Li v Justine Henin.

I was very disappointed to see Kim Cljisters (sp) lose so badly and also that Djokovic didnt make it thru...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tsonga may be a threat. Federer was upset last summer in Toronto, but I can't recall if it was Tsonga who had beaten him.

If Federer plays Murray, I'll be rooting for the Scot, because Federer has won enough already! Laughing
I think Federer is a fantastic athlete, but it becomes very difficult to root for someone who has already won every tennis title that matters.
Federer has no need of my sympathy. Meanwhile, I really like Murray's game.
Just hope he's mentally tough enough now to seriously contend against Federer, because he certainly has the shots and sheer power to take down anyone.

Sad that Roddick didn't make it all the way through. I had been ambivalent about him, but he won me over in his match against Federer in last year's Wimbledon.
Even though Roddick lost, I was deeply impressed by his unrelenting attack right to the very end.

I'm also very disappointed about Kim Cljisters, after such a great comeback last year.
I know nothing of those Chinese players, so I'm going to assume it's Henin's championship for the taking.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic match from Andy Murray - both players were great but Murray just reached a higher level of play.

How good would it be for a Scot to win a grand slam - bloody brilliant is how good it would be.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I've EVER done this before, but I think I'll get up at 8am tomorrow (Sunday!!!) to watch Murray play.

Whoever suggested he play with Laura Robson in mixed doubles is a genius. Did wonders for his image imo.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well, tere's always next year.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He played well, but Federer looked unbeatable.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have TV service, so couldn't catch the match.
But sorry that Murray couldn't take it from Federer.

I don't hate Federer by any means, but from now on my default position is to cheer for anyone who plays him. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

matrixman, agree about Roddick. That was a great match last year, it changed my thoughts on him.

Its a shame about Nadal. Plays at such a strain that his body can't hold up. I expect he won't be able to be consistent, or he'll have to change his game, which may bring lesser results. Its part of the greatness of Federer, that he dominates yet doesn't put the same toll on his body, and therefore is able to dominate year after year.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Nadal will struggle I think with his injury problems.

I watched the final, and Federer looked in control apart from the end of the 3rd set, which was very exciting and an excellent tie break. Murray probably should have stole the set.

But having seen Federer in this slam, he looks to me to be getting better!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There remains one hope to defeat Federer:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wimbledon 2012 is shaping up nicely! A few surprise exits. A few over achievers.

Anyone watching?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, avidly. For the 1st time in 74 years we have a GB mens finalist! And I can't watch it as I'm on duty at the research centre all Sunday afternoon Crying or Very sad

I'll have to get my daughter to explain how to use the iplayer thingy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murray has promised so much for so long - let's see if he delivers finally Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do hope so. I just realised - if we have no customers I might be able to get the match on one of the computers - although I have another bookstall to prepare Rolling Eyes

At least we have a doubles champion! Marray (GB) and Neilson (Danish) won yesterday. Banana
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Federer does it again!

Murray is getting closer - maybe next year!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I do hope so. Got home in time to see most of the 4th set. Wasn't Andy majestic in defeat?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't bet on Murray. Not until Djokovic, Nadal and Federer are all on the downslide. Bad timing on his part I think.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time will tell. Smile Murray is still getting better, but so is Djokovic, and Federer played an amazing game.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy Murray has gone and won the US Open - first British winner for 76 years! Well done Andy! Wimbledon next!!
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