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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

arahim <arahim_arahim@hotmail.com>: May 16 04:07PM -0700

It would be interesting to see the odds on who will retire first:
Federer
Nadal
Djokovic
Murray
*skriptis <skriptis@post.t-com.hr>: May 16 10:12PM +0200

First set by Fognini
0-2
 
Murray on serve, 30-15
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TT <ascii@dprk.kp>: May 16 11:44PM +0300

16.5.2017, 23:12, *skriptis kirjoitti:
> First set by Fognini
> 0-2
 
> Murray on serve, 30-15
 
Well... Italian Open against Italian Stallion. Fogs did take Rafa to
three sets at Madrid, he can be TOUGH on clay...
 
Thanks for the notice.
TT <ascii@dprk.kp>: May 17 12:41AM +0300

16.5.2017, 23:44, TT kirjoitti:
 
> Well... Italian Open against Italian Stallion. Fogs did take Rafa to
> three sets at Madrid, he can be TOUGH on clay...
 
> Thanks for the notice.
 
Fognini wins, 6-2, 6-4. Hitting winners and dropshots at will...
31 winners for Fogs in two sets.
 
Fogs never beat #1 before, plus Murray was the defending champion...
Gracchus <gracchado@gmail.com>: May 16 02:47PM -0700

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:41:29 PM UTC-7, TT wrote:
 
> Fognini wins, 6-2, 6-4. Hitting winners and dropshots at will...
> 31 winners for Fogs in two sets.
 
> Fogs never beat #1 before, plus Murray was the defending champion...
 
Looks like he crushed the mope. Well done, Foggy.
*skriptis <skriptis@post.t-com.hr>: May 17 12:52AM +0200


> Fognini wins, 6-2, 6-4. Hitting winners and dropshots at will...
> 31 winners for Fogs in two sets.
 
> Fogs never beat #1 before, plus Murray was the defending champion...
 
Fognini really looked strong. Hitting hard, precise, and showing
clay mastery, dropshots, positioning, almost to perfection.

 
A loss to such a player, who performed like that and who's a home
player, isn't that humiliating, even for a number 1.

 
However Murray's problem is that this one, was one of many recent
losses.
 
 
Murray seems like he's fed up with physical suffering on court.
He's not giving 100% and it shows.
 
 
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arahim <arahim_arahim@hotmail.com>: May 16 03:17PM -0700

ATP lists Nadal and Federer meeting on 4 different surfaces:
Outdoor Hard: Nadal 8-5 (Nadal 61.54%, Federer 38.46%)
Outdoor Clay: Nadal 13-2 (Nadal 86.67%, Federer 13.33%)
Indoor Hard: Federer 5-1 (Nadal 16.67%, Federer 83.33%)
Outdoor Grass: Federer 2-1 (Nadal 33.33%, Federer 66.67%)
 
Equalizing for surfaces (If they played a 100 on each surface):
Nadal 198.21, Federer 201.79
*skriptis <skriptis@post.t-com.hr>: May 17 12:46AM +0200

> Outdoor Grass: Federer 2-1 (Nadal 33.33%, Federer 66.67%)
 
> Equalizing for surfaces (If they played a 100 on each surface):
> Nadal 198.21, Federer 201.79
 
 
That AO final loss hurt Nadal tremendously in every way and every
stat.
 
 
 
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TT <ascii@dprk.kp>: May 16 10:19PM +0300

16.5.2017, 21:49, Court_1 kirjoitti:
>> And that's what I think.
 
>> Now fuck off.
 
> Oops, I hit a nerve!
 
No you were just so blatantly wrong that it deserved a send off...
 
Look, you claimed that I fail to recognize any negatives in Nadal while
I openly say here that the guy is an idiot. Great player and admirable
for his mental strength competition wise but still a dumb jock.
 
So what you say has nothing to do with reality but happens inside your
head only. You're ranting at imaginary things and feeling superiority
about it. Laughable.
 
> Did you jerk off once or twice today to You Tube videos of Nadal at match point from Madrid? :)
 
Is that what you fedfans do when watching your idol? You sick fucks.
Federer Fanatic <TheRelentlessTide@nospam.invalid>: May 16 02:45PM -0500

On Tue, 16 May 2017 22:19:40 +0300, TT <ascii@dprk.kp> wrote:
| 16.5.2017, 21:49, Court_1 kirjoitti:
|> On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:36:50 PM UTC-4, TT wrote:
|>
|>>> You absolutely fail to recognize any negatives with respect to any of these people you put on a pedestal.
|>>
|>> I've called multiple times in past week Nadal greedy and idiot...
|>> And that's what I think.
|>>
|>> Now fuck off.
|>
|> Oops, I hit a nerve!
|>
|
| No you were just so blatantly wrong that it deserved a send off...
|
| Look, you claimed that I fail to recognize any negatives in Nadal while
| I openly say here that the guy is an idiot. Great player and admirable
| for his mental strength competition wise but still a dumb jock.
|
| So what you say has nothing to do with reality but happens inside your
| head only. You're ranting at imaginary things and feeling superiority
| about it. Laughable.
|
|> Did you jerk off once or twice today to You Tube videos of Nadal at match point from Madrid? :)
|>
|
| Is that what you fedfans do when watching your idol? You sick fucks.
 
court1 is such a great gal! Btw, I secretly idolize her...oops ;-)
 
FF
Scott <scottl44@yahoo.com>: May 16 02:24PM -0700

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 8:23:01 AM UTC-4, Whisper wrote:
> game on clay? If he loses early he just gets more time to practice on
> grass.
 
> Hope he changes his mind & gets a wildcard.
 
Good post.
arahim <arahim_arahim@hotmail.com>: May 16 02:29PM -0700

On Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:37:17 PM UTC-7, TT wrote:
> purpose which Fed is certainly doing now. Rafa never did that, hell he
> even went to Basel to lose to Federer... I seem to forget Fed paying
> back the compliment by attending Barcelona?
 
Looks like Federer decided to skip clay altogether. Does not seem to be about avoiding one player. There were other "better" years for him to try and do that but he always showed up. Way more than Nadal ever did at all slams. Federer was showing up in all matches in 2013-2014 against Nadal when he was definitely sub-par and ranked much further down.
arahim <arahim_arahim@hotmail.com>: May 16 02:36PM -0700

On Monday, May 15, 2017 at 2:53:34 PM UTC-7, Court_1 wrote:
> > could beat Rafa.
 
> LOL @ you talking about a skewed h2h and Fed avoiding Nadal. That has been Nadal's speciality. How many times has Federer been waiting to meet Nadal off clay all these years but Nadal couldn't get there thus skewing their h2h?
 
> Just worry about Nadal winning his 10th FO and stop obsessing about Federer. He knows what he's doing and if Nadal is better/greater than Federer, he'll surpass his slam count. Right? ;)
 
The worry here may be that rested he can have an easier time of winning W and USO or at least one of the two thus increasing or maintaining the slam lead.
 
Probably he should take heart in the fact that when you come out cold you never know what may happen. At AO it worked for him. Maybe it will work again post FO, maybe not.
Gracchus <gracchado@gmail.com>: May 16 02:41PM -0700

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:29:07 PM UTC-7, arahim wrote:
> > even went to Basel to lose to Federer... I seem to forget Fed paying
> > back the compliment by attending Barcelona?
 
> Looks like Federer decided to skip clay altogether. Does not seem to be about avoiding one player. There were other "better" years for him to try and do that but he always showed up. Way more than Nadal ever did at all slams. Federer was showing up in all matches in 2013-2014 against Nadal when he was definitely sub-par and ranked much further down.
 
It's about setting his sights on the real prize. Makes perfect sense. (1) his chances of even getting to the final on the grinders' surface are slim no matter the field. Good results on hard court in first half of 2017 doesn't change that (2) high risk of injury or compromising his health at the FO. It's caused many players to withdraw from Wimbledon over the years (3) winning an 8th Wimbledon would be an enormous, career-crowning achievement for the GOAT (4) he's 36, so realistically, how many more chances--if any--will he get?
 
Assuming that Nadal doesn't get dusted in an early round of the FO, it might make winning the thing more satisfying if he beats Federer along the way, but from Federer's perspective, who cares about wallowing with Nadal in the dirt? Roger has bigger fish to fry in London. Maybe chips too.
arahim <arahim_arahim@hotmail.com>: May 16 02:51PM -0700

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:23:01 AM UTC-7, Whisper wrote:
 
> > It's shocking to me to see someone give up a chance for a CYGS for no reason. Probably Fed's last chance. He probably figured the odds were too great, but why not give it a shot anyway?
 
> Exactly. If he does somehow win Wim/USO it could go down as the dumbest
> decision ever by a great champion. No injury, just decided to pull out.
 
Pete did it constantly at AO thus giving up his chances of winning the CYGS at the outset.
 
Court_1 <olympia0000@yahoo.com>: May 16 03:58PM -0700

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3:19:40 PM UTC-4, TT wrote:

> Look, you claimed that I fail to recognize any negatives in Nadal while
> I openly say here that the guy is an idiot. Great player and admirable
> for his mental strength competition wise but still a dumb jock.
 
So? Thinking Nadal is bad with his scheduling doesn't mean you don't idolize him to the extreme. What meaningful criticism do you ever have for Nadal? According to your posts, he's the best/greatest in every department. That's the sign of a fanatic. Just like you have Fed nuts saying he's the best in history in every area. I mean a lot of fans can't be detached. They are too invested emotionally.
 
In a way it's funny that you idolize these people to such a degree because aren't you an atheist who criticizes people for idolizing God?
PeteWasLucky <waleed.khedr@gmail.com>: May 17 12:49AM +0200

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/16/politics/trump-james-comey-memo/
index.html
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Gracchus <gracchado@gmail.com>: May 16 12:11PM -0700

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:32:07 AM UTC-7, TT wrote:
> 16.5.2017, 20:58, SliceAndDice kirjoitti:
 
> > Good decision imo. Good on the French for not playing favorites and bending over for the Ice Queen.
 
> Bad decision for the audience.
 
Well that's true. They're deprived of the chance to heckle her.
TT <ascii@dprk.kp>: May 16 10:20PM +0300

16.5.2017, 22:11, Gracchus kirjoitti:
 
>>> Good decision imo. Good on the French for not playing favorites and bending over for the Ice Queen.
 
>> Bad decision for the audience.
 
> Well that's true. They're deprived of the chance to heckle her.
 
To drool her, rather.
Shakes <kvcshake@gmail.com>: May 16 12:45PM -0700

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 12:11:32 PM UTC-7, Gracchus wrote:
> On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:32:07 AM UTC-7, TT wrote:
 
> > Bad decision for the audience.
 
> Well that's true. They're deprived of the chance to heckle her.
 
Yes, and then she could've shouted at them:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNPYU4TZBb4&t=0m29s
soccerfan777 <zepfloyes@gmail.com>: May 16 02:59PM -0700

I have no problem with her playing the qualies. She can at least now shut her detractors by focussing on winning than controversies
Court_1 <olympia0000@yahoo.com>: May 16 03:33PM -0700

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:59:05 PM UTC-4, soccerfan777 wrote:
 
> I have no problem with her playing the qualies. She can at least now shut her detractors by focussing on winning than controversies
 
She's not playing at the FO period. She didn't get a WC into the FO main draw or for qualifying and she's not ranked high enough to make the cut for qualifying at the FO. On top of all that, she apparently injured herself today in Rome in her match vs Lucic-Baroni.
PeteWasLucky <waleed.khedr@gmail.com>: May 16 11:21PM +0200


>> Thanks RaspingDrive.
>> --
 
> My father was running 77 when he passed away suddenly.
 
The same, it was too sudden, no warnings or signs. I was talking
to my sister and summarized my feelings about this loss as I lost
a person that I loved too much but the thing that hurts more is
the fact that I lost a person that I know he loved me
unconditionally. It will take time I know :)
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PeteWasLucky <waleed.khedr@gmail.com>: May 16 11:25PM +0200

> PwL, I'm sorry to hear you lost your father. That must be hard.
 
> Try to get out there with those new RF97s soon, for a break from that. :)
 
> -Carey
 
Thank you, I appreciate it.
Yes, I need to get back home and do something that helps me to
recover and there is nothing better than playing tennis again and
watching Federer on grass.
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RaspingDrive <raspingdrive@gmail.com>: May 16 03:09PM -0700

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:21:47 PM UTC-4, PeteWasLucky wrote:
> a person that I loved too much but the thing that hurts more is
> the fact that I lost a person that I know he loved me
> unconditionally. It will take time I know :)
 
Was with him a month before his passing away but was not there at the time of his death. Wishing you all strength to bear your loss.
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