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Wimbledon Day 3

Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:47 pm

Many exciting matches today.

Order of Play:


http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/schedule/pdf/schedulePDF10.pdf

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:53 pm

Go Donna, Dustin & Donald!

And Jelena! diva

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Re: Wimbledon Day 3

Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:55 pm

There should be some good tennis between Nishi and Stakh.

For some reason I have no recollection of how Nishi plays on grass.

Plus Pouille-JJ.

I read that Shapalov told JJ: "Don't talk to me man!" during the match. I just saw a few points. Shapalov played well, just too aggressive. JJ must have wound him up.

Anyone knows what happened?

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Re: Wimbledon Day 3

Post by Slippy on Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:00 pm

Interesting to see Rosol 2 sets to 1 up against Muller. Whilst that would remove another seed from Rafa's path,  it does give the potential for a Nadal-Rosol match in R4...

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Post by Veejay on Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:03 pm

Slippy wrote:Interesting to see Rosol 2 sets to 1 up against Muller. Whilst that would remove another seed from Rafa's path,  it does give the potential for a Nadal-Rosol match in R4...
didnt nadal avenge his loss to rosol?

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:04 pm

Would be cool to see Rosol take on Nadal on CC again.

I'll never forget that match. It was awesome!

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:06 pm

Is Stan watching his girl?

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:11 pm

What a basher this Konta....

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Post by Veejay on Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:11 pm

... wrote:Is Stan watching his girl?
who is the GF?
vekic or konta?

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:14 pm

Veejay wrote:
... wrote:Is Stan watching his girl?
who is the GF?
vekic or konta?
Vekic.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:15 pm

I wonder what TUEs Konta is on.

Vekic already half dead from trying to keep up with Kont's bashing pace.


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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:17 pm

Switching to Nishi-Stak.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:34 pm

Did people know about that?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1N1TnfOrpU

at 2'45s. Poor Blake!...OOOONNNLY INNN AAAAAMerica!

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Post by bogbrush on Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:14 pm

Very decent guy, Blake. That always shone through.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:18 pm

Yes a nice guy, great game, Probably one of the worst 5 setter record, though. Probably not using any "help".


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Post by Tenez on Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:20 pm

Medvedev being hammered by Belemans! From glory to the pit!

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:23 pm

If anyone is watching Khashanov v Montero, it's clear that Khacha will struggle v Nadal. the court is so slow he can't get rid of Monetro the retriever.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:27 pm

BTW, I was talking to our line judge (we have one in our club often on CC or court 1) last night and she did not notice the courts were slower but heard most players complaining about it.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:33 pm

Ah....just heard that the courts are now "shaved at 8mm"...whereas last time i heard i was 9mm....small difference but that's probably makes the grass grippier....on top of the slow balls.

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Post by Veejay on Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:35 pm

this match between konta and vekic is really tight,could go either way

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:36 pm

It's absolutely discusting to see Kacha's shots returns easier than if it was clay.

I really think it is as slow as clay at this stage...and will get worse from now.

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Re: Wimbledon Day 3

Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:41 pm

Oooh!
Stan is there!!! cupid

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:53 pm

Tenez wrote:BTW, I was talking to our line judge (we have one in our club often on CC or court 1)  last night and she did not notice the courts were slower but heard most players complaining about it.
Did you go to Roehampton with her this year?

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:05 pm

... wrote:
Tenez wrote:BTW, I was talking to our line judge (we have one in our club often on CC or court 1)  last night and she did not notice the courts were slower but heard most players complaining about it.
Did you go to Roehampton with her this year?
No. No time this year...too busy sadly.

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Post by Veejay on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:25 pm

konta survives a real battle
worth noting that she fell towards the end of the 3rd set but no drama or poor sportsmanship form her

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:33 pm

Forget about Khacha stopping Nadal...won't happen...not close. 3 sets...if he gets past Monteiro!!!!. On this courts it's going to be between Nadal and Fed or Djoko. More inclined to go for Djoko actually.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:41 pm

Pouile looking good.


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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:43 pm

Veejay wrote:konta survives a real battle
worth noting that she fell towards the end of the 3rd set but no drama or poor sportsmanship form her

Wow, let's give her an OBE!

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Post by naxroy on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:48 pm

nadal might have to play indoor today

or lights dont depend on the roof?

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:50 pm

Tenez wrote:Forget about Khacha stopping Nadal...won't happen...not close. 3 sets...if he gets past Monteiro!!!!. On this courts it's going to be between Nadal and Fed or Djoko. More inclined to go for Djoko actually.

I just had a look at Nadal's draw...nobody there!

Maybe a crazy, confident Cilic...

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:52 pm

naxroy wrote:nadal might have to play indoor today

or lights dont depend on the roof?

Yes, lights are in the roof.

I wish there was a roof in 2008.

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Post by Emancipator on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:55 pm

Brown is great to watch.

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Post by Daniel on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:58 pm

If Nadal had either Rosol or Brown again he'd lose again.  Luckily, he's escaped them.  I just hope Young can bring something.

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Post by Daniel on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:59 pm

Tenez wrote:Forget about Khacha stopping Nadal...won't happen...not close. 3 sets...if he gets past Monteiro!!!!. On this courts it's going to be between Nadal and Fed or Djoko. More inclined to go for Djoko actually.

You think every single surface is exactly the same speed and bounce - and they aren't.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:02 pm

Wow, Murray just handed the ballkid a clump of dead, dry turf.

As things stand, there will be no grass left in the final.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:04 pm

Murray is walking in a funny way.

I think we know you have hip problems, Sir.

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Post by naxroy on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:05 pm

brown has touch

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:05 pm

Sublime s&v-ing from Brown. Bubbly

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Post by Daniel on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:36 pm

Murray scowling and moaning and shouting MINE.  What an obnoxious player he is.  Can't even appreciate a player like Brown. A player who has more variety and magic than he ever will.

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Re: Wimbledon Day 3

Post by Emancipator on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:40 pm

Mac saying the balls feel heavier this year.

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Post by bogbrush on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:43 pm

Fucks same, aren't they bored with favouring the road runner ball bashers? I guess not, and maybe Murray plays a part in that.


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Post by naxroy on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:43 pm

Emancipator wrote:Mac saying the balls feel heavier this year.

and that means faster or slower play?

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Post by bogbrush on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:44 pm

naxroy wrote:
Emancipator wrote:Mac saying the balls feel heavier this year.

and that means faster or slower play?
Slower.

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Post by Emancipator on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:51 pm

Yeah slower play unfortunately. I think a few players have also commented that the balls are slower but then again that seems to be said every year so not sure how much credence to put in it.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:52 pm

If he does have hip problems, Murray must be playing with some horse painkillers, because I don't see any trouble with his movement.

He is running like crazy in all directions.

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Post by Emancipator on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:57 pm

Pretty impressive from Murray.

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Re: Wimbledon Day 3

Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:28 pm

Pouille playing too much by the book and not enough instinct.

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Post by Emancipator on Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:28 pm

Ok, time for OTF's second favourite player to watch.

Get the voodoo dolls out.

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Post by gallery play on Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:36 pm

Emancipator wrote:Yeah slower play unfortunately. I think a few players have also commented that the balls are slower but then again that seems to be said every year so not sure how much credence to put in it.
Wel, maybe it's is getting slower every year. I guees this year it's just a little more obvious.

When i watched the first few rallies on monday (after have gotten used to the Halle and Queens pace) i found it dead slow right away. It's a shame because it takes the occasional upset away. You can almost bet your house on Murray-NAdal and Fed-Djoko semis. And under these conditions, Fed is no longer fav to win it from there.

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Post by Veejay on Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:37 pm

Emancipator wrote:Ok, time for OTF's second favourite player to watch.

Get the voodoo dolls out.
Laugh
already stuck mine with needles around the knees  Big Grin

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