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Re: Men's semi final

Post by AceofDeath on Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:40 pm

Thank god. No Nadal in the final so I can enjoy it. 

Hoping Anderson to win it but if he doesn't it's fine.

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Post by Jahu on Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:41 pm

4/19 Bps for Djoko, 4/11 for Nadal.

Djoko should of won this yesterday.

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Post by Daniel on Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:42 pm

According to becker... Nadal playing best ever grass he's ever seen from nadal./  God these demented people.

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Post by Daniel on Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:42 pm

AceofDeath wrote:Thank god. No Nadal in the final so I can enjoy it. 

Hoping Anderson to win it but if he doesn't it's fine.


Hasn't got a prayer I dont think given the 100 game marathon.  But he has more chance than against nadal who would just retrieve every ball and pepper backhand.

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Post by AceofDeath on Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:42 pm

noleisthebest wrote:COME OOOOOOOOOOOOON !!!!!!!!! diva Bubbly
He's back Cool Happy for Novak fans 

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Post by Jahu on Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:42 pm

He is bankrupt too  Laugh

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:43 pm

Very impressed with Nadal today and yesterday.

Great win for Nole.


IDEMO MAJSTOREEEEE!!!!

IDEMO PO TITULU, BREEEEEE! tennisball

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Post by Jahu on Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:48 pm

How we lookin for tumoro guys?

Anderson can do it I think  Big Grin

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Post by Daniel on Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:53 pm

Nadal and his fans dreaming of beating roger's record...  it's the whole world to them.  Nadal thinking "I'll have that numpty in the final again and another slam i've cruised through virtually unopposed"  

haha


AHHAHAHAHA!

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Post by bogbrush on Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:55 pm

Daniel wrote:Did you hear also how low energy he was when he summed up the loss.... it was like he was at a wake.  Fuckin cretin.  Like most nadal fans.
Give the guy a great, he was tired, he’d been wanking off solid for two sets at every Nadal winner.

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Post by Daniel on Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:58 pm

hahahahahaha

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Post by Daniel on Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:02 pm

Just watched again.  

Nadal grimacing during final serve after fall - and going down tunnel grimmaced because a camera was on him.

HE'S ALREADY AT IT.  Already got his excuse lined up.  Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh


You watch....  he's injured...  only to come back betterer than evererer.

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Post by barrystar on Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:06 pm

Sheesh. They both know that Djokovic is back now. That is not likely to help Nadal’s slam tally. Shame that....

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Post by naxroy on Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:22 pm

Great from both. Nadal was unlucky it was an indoor match, but that is sport. Nole deserved it. A semi to remember.
Me, a little sad for Rafa.

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Post by Daniel on Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:24 pm

naxroy wrote:Great from both. Nadal was unlucky it was an indoor match, but that is sport. Nole deserved it. A semi to remember.
Me, a little sad for Rafa.

Laugh Already at it - blaming the roof. Like clockwork.  You've even got Nada's speaking out of both sides of the mouth to a tee.

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Post by break_in_the_fifth on Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:27 pm

That was ridiculously good from Nadal though, could see more dimensions to his game e.g. slice, drop shot. That forehand down the line was firing and he was attacking earlier than Djokovic most of the time. So many times Djokovic just gave the ball to Nadal's forehand without going for anything. Incredible nerve to keep up intensity after failing to break at 7-7 in the fifth.

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Post by naxroy on Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:34 pm

I Think Nadal played a great tournament, and he had just won roland garros. Now we know Nole is back, usopen will be huge. For tomorow, whoever wins it will be a nice story.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:01 pm

gallery play wrote:Will Nole's better serve make the difference today?

Good question.
I was surprised to see how many aces he had compared to Nadal.

I suppose the serve was crucial as he kept holding comfortably during the 5th set.
I can't remember last time he was that clutch.

And I def did not expect it today.

But he somehow managed to do it.

If anything, I think it was the fact Nadal played differently than before that made the difference.
For once he was the aggressor...and that must have drained him in the end as he looked breakable and beatable in the 5th.


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Post by Tenez on Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:23 pm

WoW well done Djoko. Didvnot see anything but made m’y Day. Typically would not support him in thé final but will this Time to thank him for his effort.

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Post by bogbrush on Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:58 pm

I wouldn’t go that far....

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Post by Jahu on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:01 pm

Tenez as usual going overboard after Nadal's loss  Laugh

Anderson all the way, well deserved after 2 mega 5 setters.

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Post by Tenez on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:14 pm

You ungracious peuple. Imagine had nadal won another Wimbledon with only 2 slams behind Federer.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:17 pm

And a few final thoughts on the match...

firstly, it was a great one. I never thought I'd say it, but superb tennis from Nadal. Today his sheer grit and quality of focus and precision, variety and quality of craft and shots certainly was a nice surprise.

I am glad there was no gamesmanship or any dodgy calls.

Coming to this match I was as rusty as Nole in the support for him.
But GP was right in predicting a match vs Nadal could raise the dead nitb from the grave.

And it is thanks to GP I am writing this at all.

So if you get sick and tired of me blame him. Winking

What to say of old Nole...so much water under the bridge...so many tough losses in the last 18 months....on all fronts!...poor Nole!

Well, he managed to plug all the holes.

I admire how bravely and calmly he played this match.

With a lighter racquet, his shots lost quite a bit of weight and pace, he looked lightweight compared to Nadal like never before.

Now and then he would pull the trigger. That looked good.

Of course I would've liked him to have done it more often...but the confidence doesn't come on tap...you've got to earn it.

So I think he will have recovered a good chunk of it with this win. I don't think he could have played any better under the circumstances.


So, bravo and welcome back among the living, Nole!

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Post by Daniel on Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:18 pm

I'm grateful but i have to keep saying this isnt about the freaking shitty total/.

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Post by bogbrush on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:01 am

Tenez wrote:You ungracious peuple. Imagine had nadal won another Wimbledon with only 2 slams behind Federer.
He has served his purpose, and we have nothing to be grateful because he didn’t do it for us. He did it for himself.

Our satisfaction is a by product, entirely incidental to his personal ambitions, and if it has benefitted him to impose the opposite feelings on us, he would. If fact he often has.

Therefore talk of gratitude is ridiculous.

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Post by summerblues on Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:46 am

I was returning from vacation when the pilot announced mid-flight that Nole won.  That was nice - saved me from unnecessary stress.

Tomorrow I am happy with whoever wins.  I will be rooting for Kev, but if Nole wins I will not begrudge him the victory - his today's victory saved us Fed fans from a big headache.

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Post by summerblues on Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:51 am

So, this Wimbledon is a wash - no gain or loss in the Fed vs Rafa chase.  Given that Fed was the favorite, it is a little disappointing but overall, the longer we go without Rafa closing the gap, the smaller the chance he will ever catch up.

If Fed finishes the year three ahead, I will view it as success - Rafa will be no closer than when the year started, and will have one less year to close the gap.

The USO will be - similar to this Wimbledon - very important. The difference is that the pressure is shifting on Rafa.

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Post by summerblues on Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:06 am

Before the tourney:
gallery play wrote:2. Nadal won't get Cilic and Nole in his half  (on strict TD's orders)
Before Saturday:
gallery play wrote:Ok, but Nole surely wants to play under the roof, and NAdal most definitly not.
Wanna bet? The roof will be open

0-for-2.  Must be stress.

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Post by summerblues on Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:19 am

Emancipator wrote:Didn't some people ridicule the idea that Rafa would ever challenge on grass?

Looks like a solid contender at every slam.
He has two titles and three more final appearances here - so obviously can do well.  But at the same time, he had failed to reach QF in five attempts prior to this year.  None of the other Big 4 members have had a barren patch anywhere near as bad at any of the slams.

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Post by Daniel on Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:47 am

Decima: 

It was not grass tennis.  It was easy put away finishes at net - and cross court only.  Nothing there to write home about.  And thanks to baking heat and already dumbed down grass season - it was virtually dirt for him.

And he still lost.

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Post by gallery play on Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:51 am

summerblues wrote:Before the tourney:
gallery play wrote:2. Nadal won't get Cilic and Nole in his half  (on strict TD's orders)
Before Saturday:
gallery play wrote:Ok, but Nole surely wants to play under the roof, and NAdal most definitly not.
Wanna bet? The roof will be open

0-for-2.  Must be stress.
Applause

The idea you've been searching for statements i was wrong...pathetic really

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Post by legendkillar on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:05 pm

Well Steven Gerrard isn't alone in a slip costing him a title Winking 

Glad in some way to see Djokovic nearly back to his best. There still seems to be some complacency now and then in his game and that might well be a vulnerability to his game for the remainder of his career. 

Nadal has had a decent tournament given how he hasn't been at the races for a while.

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Post by DEC1M7 on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:16 pm

Daniel wrote:Decima: 

It was not grass tennis.  It was easy put away finishes at net - and cross court only.  Nothing there to write home about.  And thanks to baking heat and already dumbed down grass season - it was virtually dirt for him.

And he still lost.
I remember you once criticised Tenez for being narrow minded in that he would be negative about Nadal regardless of the reality, and you said despite hating Nadal you were not so partisan.

Perhaps you are falling into that trap? If you don't think having 73 out of the 191 points he won as winners, and having 37/50 net points for a baseliner with a poor serve like Nadal is a positive performance against the best defender in the world, then you may as well just criticise Nadal whatever he does. It's so easy to be hyper-partisan.

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Post by summerblues on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:17 pm

gallery play wrote:The idea you've been searching for statements i was wrong...pathetic really
Chill, sunshine.

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Post by summerblues on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:20 pm

Amri,

I did not see the match so cannot say if Rafa played well or not.  But I know that just the fact he lost makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.  So I am happy to enjoy that, and you can enjoy the way he played.  I would be ok with the same scenario in future slams.

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Post by DEC1M7 on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:22 pm

summerblues wrote:Amri,

I did not see the match so cannot say if Rafa played well or not.  But I know that just the fact he lost makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.  So I am happy to enjoy that, and you can enjoy the way he played.  I would be ok with the same scenario in future slams.
No deal

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Post by summerblues on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:23 pm

Yesterday I thought I would be almost neutral in the final, but now that I have slept on it I am realizing I much prefer Kev winning today.

Good luck Kev!

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Post by Emancipator on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:44 pm

summerblues wrote:Before the tourney:
gallery play wrote:2. Nadal won't get Cilic and Nole in his half  (on strict TD's orders)
Before Saturday:
gallery play wrote:Ok, but Nole surely wants to play under the roof, and NAdal most definitly not.
Wanna bet? The roof will be open

0-for-2.  Must be stress.

Ahh another member of the cult - that explains the fixation wih SHBH's and taking the ball early.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:47 pm

Emancipator wrote:
summerblues wrote:Before the tourney:
gallery play wrote:2. Nadal won't get Cilic and Nole in his half  (on strict TD's orders)
Before Saturday:
gallery play wrote:Ok, but Nole surely wants to play under the roof, and NAdal most definitly not.
Wanna bet? The roof will be open

0-for-2.  Must be stress.

Ahh another member of the cult - that explains the fixation wih SHBH's and taking the ball early.

SBH is the heart of tennis.
Taking the ball early is the pinnacle of tennis talent.

Those are the basics.

Tennis is a lot more than just winning or losing...it can also be art. But then again, not all have the need for fine thing of life...fair enough, but I wouldn’t swap.

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Post by Emancipator on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:48 pm

summerblues wrote:So, this Wimbledon is a wash - no gain or loss in the Fed vs Rafa chase.  Given that Fed was the favorite, it is a little disappointing but overall, the longer we go without Rafa closing the gap, the smaller the chance he will ever catch up.

If Fed finishes the year three ahead, I will view it as success - Rafa will be no closer than when the year started, and will have one less year to close the gap.

The USO will be - similar to this Wimbledon - very important. The difference is that the pressure is shifting on Rafa.

Yes still razor thin edge to Federer I would say. However Nadal looks amazingly fit and feisty and better than he has since 2013. Certainly possible that he could be competing for all four slams for another 2 years. If Fed wins the USO I think he's home and dry. If Rafa does, then he becomes the favourite (at least to tie). Unfortunately for Rafa the return of Djokovic couldn't have happened at a more inopportune time.

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Post by Emancipator on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:51 pm

noleisthebest wrote:
Emancipator wrote:
summerblues wrote:Before the tourney:
gallery play wrote:2. Nadal won't get Cilic and Nole in his half  (on strict TD's orders)
Before Saturday:
gallery play wrote:Ok, but Nole surely wants to play under the roof, and NAdal most definitly not.
Wanna bet? The roof will be open

0-for-2.  Must be stress.

Ahh another member of the cult - that explains the fixation wih SHBH's and taking the ball early.

SBH is the heart of tennis.
Taking the ball early is the pinnacle of tennis talent.

Those are the basics
.

Tennis is a lot more than just winning or losing...it can also be art. But then again, not all have the need for fine thing of life...fair enough, but I wouldn’t swap.
Say after me:

SBH is the heart of tennis.
Taking the ball early is the pinnacle of tennis talent.

Those are the basics.

Repeat x 1000

You have now been inaugurated as an official member  Big Grin 

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:56 pm

Emancipator wrote:
Say after me:

SBH is the heart of tennis.
Taking the ball early is the pinnacle of tennis talent.

Those are the basics.

Repeat x 1000

You have now been inaugurated as an official member  Big Grin 

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Post by Emancipator on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:58 pm

Hehe,

all fun and jokes....























High priestess  Laugh

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Post by Daniel on Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:30 pm

gallery play wrote:
summerblues wrote:Before the tourney:
gallery play wrote:2. Nadal won't get Cilic and Nole in his half  (on strict TD's orders)
Before Saturday:
gallery play wrote:Ok, but Nole surely wants to play under the roof, and NAdal most definitly not.
Wanna bet? The roof will be open

0-for-2.  Must be stress.
Applause

The idea you've been searching for statements i was wrong...pathetic really

He/she did it to me the other day.  Must have nowt better to do.  I am right a whole lot more than wrong - but we'll never know with Summerblues because they never make any prediction.  As safe as gutless Nadal.  Bubbly

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