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Post by luvsports! on Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:42 pm

Djokovic (8) vs Gasquet (32)

Federer (25) vs Murray (20)

Hingis/Mirza (5) vs Kops-Jones/Spears (15)

Babos/mladenovic (8) vs Makarova/Vesnina (4)

Bryan/Mattek Sands (4) vs Paes/Hingis (12)

Wacky scoring but hey ho. Joker too.


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Post by Tenez on Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:42 pm

I was just about doing it! Well done! thanks.

I have edited the points. It woudl be a shame to have only 15 or 8 points for semi finals!

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Post by Tenez on Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:46 pm

Djoko
Federer - joker
Hingis/Mirza
Makarova/Vesnina
Paes/Hingis

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Re: Day 11 - Wimbledon

Post by ... on Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:54 pm

I have a feeling it will be an easy one for Fed and that he'll lift the trophy on Sunday.

I can't imagine anyone else with it.

Somehow, everything looks possible.
It's the year of GOAT, after all! Winking

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Post by luvsports! on Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:00 am

Will you change your forum name nitb?

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:56 am

I did think about it, but nothing came to mind.

It would have to sum up the feeling of hitting a ball perfectly.

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:32 am

He, he...Fed 25 - Murray 20 points smiley

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:54 am

noleisthebest wrote:He, he...Fed 25 - Murray 20 points smiley
That's what the betting odds are.

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:14 am

Tenez wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:He, he...Fed 25 - Murray 20 points smiley
That's what the betting odds are.
Interesting!
I'd have it the other way round...

I read that Murray has some shoulder problems, that may explain the absence of his muscled FH...

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:20 am

I don't think he has. I am hoping that Federer will take time away from him. I checked their H2H and Fed won 10 out of their last 15 encounters.....and knowing how tired fed was in Olympics 2012 and how in pain he was in 2013....it coudl have been even more one-sided.

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:27 am

I think so, too.

Federer serves better. Not to mention the movement. Did you notice how superb it's been?
Murray will have to serve the match of his life to have a chance.

In that Olympic final, the state of CC was awful, the turf laid after regular Wimbledon lasted about one day!

It looked as if Federer did not even bother in that match.

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Post by luvsports! on Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:35 am

Djoko , Feds (joker) Spears, Mladenovic, Paes

AF: djok fed (joker) hing, babos, hing

To'T: Djok (joker) Murray, hing, vesnina, hingis

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Re: Day 11 - Wimbledon

Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:53 am

Here are some photos I took of Richie&Nole at Boodles two weeks ago:

http://s1118.photobucket.com/user/noleisthebest/library/?sort=4&page=1&postlogin=true

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:01 am

you must have been very close. But is it fun to watch players playing for fun?

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:08 am

Yes, I was in row one.

For me, the fun is in watching how they strike the ball, how they move, how they walk, how they are within themselves...that is not easy to see on TV.


This year they played at a very high level, none of the exo stuff at all.

I enjoyed Richie's BH a lot, how cleverly he used it and how reliable it is for him.
There is something mathematical about it.
He was outplaying Nole by sending him chipped slices all over the court, SBH grass tennis at its best.

He kept Nole on his toes & guessing all the time.
Richie can't outhit him, but he can outmanouver  him.
He served well, too.

I was pleasantly surprised!

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:14 am

noleisthebest wrote:He was outplaying Nole by sending him chipped slices all over the court, SBH grass tennis at its best.

He kept Nole on his toes & guessing all the time.
Richie can't outhit him, but he can outmanouver  him.
He served well, too.

I was pleasantly surprised!
Thta's why it was an exho....today you will see Djoko get to all those slices and CC BH with time to spare.

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:15 am

1. Gasquet . 
2. Federer

3. Hingis/Mirza
4. Makarova/Vesnina (4)
5. Makarova/Vesnina (4)

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:17 am

Tenez wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:He was outplaying Nole by sending him chipped slices all over the court, SBH grass tennis at its best.

He kept Nole on his toes & guessing all the time.
Richie can't outhit him, but he can outmanouver  him.
He served well, too.

I was pleasantly surprised!
Thta's why it was an exho....today you will see Djoko get to all those slices and CC BH with time to spare.

Sad

Probably...
It's going to be tough for Richie.

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:20 am

But again, how many were thinking Richie was going to beat Stan?
Mind you, Nole does not go for broke and leave anything to chance.
You have to either blow him off the court (Stan) or send him running (Fed).

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:28 am

noleisthebest wrote:But again, how many were thinking Richie was going to beat Stan?
Mind you, Nole does not go for broke and leave anything to chance.
You have to either blow him off the court (Stan) or send him running (Fed).

Stan plays high risk tennis. Gasquet played well, but it was also a matter of Stan playing poor in key moments like losing the 1st and the 4th set. Actually even the 5 when he lost the final game, he gave 3 unforced errors to fall 0-40 and again even the on the 3rd match-point another BH miss by 3m. So basically Gasquet was solid but Stan beat himself.

Is Gasquet going to get such luxury from Djokovic who plays so safe?

We need a miracle here. Or maybe 2 coz 1 may not be enough.

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:35 am

raiders_of_the_lost_ark wrote:
Stan plays high risk tennis. Gasquet played well, but it was also a matter of Stan playing poor in key moments like losing the 1st and the 4th set. Actually even the 5 when he lost the final game, he gave 3 unforced errors to fall 0-40 and again even the on the 3rd match-point another BH miss by 3m. So basically Gasquet was solid but Stan beat himself.
Is Gasquet going to get such luxury from Djokovic who plays so safe?
We need a miracle here. Or maybe 2 coz 1 may not be enough.
Laugh
I know what you mean...

Riche is not an aggressive player, that's the crux of it, but with him serving quite well, he may have a chance in his own service games.
At least not to be pushed too far behind the baseline, that's the end of him.

As I mentioned before, Nole said how Richie improved his fitness (it takes one to know one I suppose!), so I expect longer rallies.
Actually, the more I think about it the more I get depressed....

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:17 pm

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noleisthebest wrote:But again, how many were thinking Richie was going to beat Stan?
Mind you, Nole does not go for broke and leave anything to chance.
You have to either blow him off the court (Stan) or send him running (Fed).

Stan plays high risk tennis. Gasquet played well, but it was also a matter of Stan playing poor in key moments like losing the 1st and the 4th set. Actually even the 5 when he lost the final game, he gave 3 unforced errors to fall 0-40 and again even the on the 3rd match-point another BH miss by 3m. So basically Gasquet was solid but Stan beat himself.

Is Gasquet going to get such luxury from Djokovic who plays so safe?

We need a miracle here. Or maybe 2 coz 1 may not be enough.
Yes but you could say that of Gasquet too. I don;t think he played his best either. Richi reached his first semi here at Wimbledon 10 years ago or so. SO the talent was always there. And his record shows he was never scared of Stan...certainly not on grass.

Problem is, as GP mentioned, Stan likes to play the ball at a higher bounce. On grass he was hesitating to hit hard from a low bounce.

However I agree with you that Gasquet is doomed versus Djoko.

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:27 pm

For me it was a bit surprising to see how very few players actually look natural on grass.
Most are just ball-striking baseline robots now. Even the so-called "talented" ones.
They have no idea how to move or use the court.

Tennis has moved away from its roots so far away...

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:08 pm

So we have Garner umpring again, interesting....

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:11 pm

Henman will be surprised if Gasquet wins more than 10 games!

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:13 pm

Tenez wrote:Henman will be surprised if Gasquet wins more than 10 games!

We'll see...

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Post by Autumnleaf on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:14 pm

Quick cos im on the phone

Djokovic
Federer - joker
hingis/mirza
babos/mladenovic
bryan/mattek-sands

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:14 pm

Did you just see how Richie outplayed Nole with the BH at 30:15?
I hope he hold his serve now.

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:20 pm

Richie's FH is so frustrating, it is killing him.

He hits it so much better in practice, amazing difference, in fact.

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:25 pm

Shame gasquet lost his service game from 40/15 up....he'd be a break up now!

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:25 pm

Oh yes!
What a BH!!!! Allez Richie! diva


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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:26 pm

noleisthebest wrote:Richie's FH is so frustrating, it is killing him.

He hits it so much better in practice, amazing difference, in fact.
Yes, tat's his weakness.

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:28 pm

I wish McEnroe would stop going on about Stan's BH, Richie's one is the real deal!
So much superb variety and quality, hugely creative shot!

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:32 pm

I hope the nerves are gone for Richie now.
He looks happy and into the match now.
Needs to get hist 1st serve going.

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:34 pm

yes...first serve would help.

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:41 pm

Shame he is not covering the ground quicker, a step short on reachable shots.
Definitely not an (super) athlete...only a tennis player.

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:44 pm

Beautiful to see a thinking player!

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:44 pm

what a scrapper!

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:48 pm

He could've won this game...
What is it with people not being able to put away overheads!

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:49 pm

yes he is very slow mouvement wise.

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:50 pm

Nole looks clueless atm, playing some really junk tennis.

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:06 pm

His FH is too loopy and not precise enough.....essentially due to his BH grip! This big mushroom he has on his grip prevents him from having a good feel on his FH.

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:06 pm

Anyway...so far he has done better than expected.....except in that TB.

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:09 pm

Tenez wrote:His FH is too loopy and not precise enough.....essentially due to his BH grip! This big mushroom he has on his grip prevents him from having a good feel on his FH.

Never thought of that...his racquet looks slightly shorter , too (the handle).
Regardless, he can hit the FH very well, maybe the footwork could be imoroved,

Shame he threw away this TB with both hands, Nole was there for the taking.


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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:10 pm

Tenez wrote:Anyway...so far he has done better than expected.....except in that TB.

Told you!
The exos ain't what they used to be Winking

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:11 pm

Is his shoulder bothering him?

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:12 pm

Yes the footwork is clearly the problem...as the standard is so high nowadays in that department.

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:18 pm

I really don't like Djoko's safe game. Even his smashes are depressingly safe.


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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:19 pm

Some nice tennis...

Nole getting away with so much here. Richie doing all the work for him.
Needs to learn how to pace within a game.
But enjoying himself and that's nice to see.

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Post by ... on Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:26 pm

Tenez wrote:I really don't like Djoko's safe game. Even his smashes are depressingly safe.

Yes, he played about 3-4 good points in total...it's not even a counter-punching tennis...don't know what to call it....survival tennis?

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