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Thursday, July 6, 2017

undecided <costasz@gmail.com>: Jul 06 01:36PM -0700

On Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:56:00 AM UTC-4, PeteWasLucky wrote:
> "If I reach the final, I'd like to face a different opponent than Federer," Nadal said recently.
 
> "I don't like to face best players in the final.
 
> "I think I played against Roger already enough times this year."
 
Many greats have said that in past. Why would they want to have a harder time and lesser chance of winning the title? Don't you think Fed is supremely happy that he did not have to face Rafa in his sole FO title win?
PeteWasLucky <waleed.khedr@gmail.com>: Jul 06 01:40PM -0700

> Many greats have said that in past. Why would they want to have a harder time and lesser chance of winning the title? Don't you think Fed is supremely happy that he did not have to face Rafa in his sole FO title win?
 
Absolutely. He actually said once after losing another final to Nadal in the FO, that he will try to show up in many finals hoping Nadal won't be there one year.
TT <ascii@dprk.kp>: Jul 06 11:47PM +0300

Gracchus kirjoitti 6.7.2017 klo 20:47:
 
>>> ROFLMAO. What a wuss
 
>> I respect his honesty
 
> If it really is honesty and not just more Humbalito crap.
 
It's humbalito crap.
 
AND more importantly it's his running joke for many years already...
'I'd rather not face Federer but a bad player instead' - at which point
the journalists are supposed to laugh at his 'childlike honesty'
regardless of the h2h. He's been giving the same interview past 10 years
and you people still don't know what he means...
TT <ascii@dprk.kp>: Jul 06 11:50PM +0300

Court_1 kirjoitti 6.7.2017 klo 20:58:
> Well, he did say a couple of years ago he wouldn't like to meet Pipe Cleaner > in slams if he could avoid it because he said he wasn't stupid.
 
Yes, he always says that. It's supposed to be funny. fed/Djoko tard
journos are supposed to laugh at that and come in their pants... and
then Rafa will go and beat Fed/Djoko at that final.
PeteWasLucky <waleed.khedr@gmail.com>: Jul 06 01:58PM -0700

> Yes, he always says that. It's supposed to be funny. fed/Djoko tard
journos are supposed to laugh at that and come in their pants... and
then Rafa will go and beat Fed/Djoko at that final.
 
You don't get it, beating Djokovic doesn't mean he wants to play him.
Manuel aka Xax <xamigax@gmail.com>: Jul 06 12:30PM -0700

Le jeudi 6 juillet 2017 17:27:49 UTC+2, rec.sport.tennis a écrit :
> Back from the dead, Gulbis beats Del Potro is straight sets.
 
Yep, saw that one, clinical win.
Not sure how fit DelPotro was, yet Gulbis just ousted him without any shadow of a doubt.
More impressive from EG: he didn't let his own self slip out this match, kept both focus and gameplan.
Bharath Purohit <acebharath@gmail.com>: Jul 06 01:22PM -0700

How many games can gulbis take from Djokovic?
PeteWasLucky <waleed.khedr@gmail.com>: Jul 06 01:32PM -0700

> How many games can gulbis take from Djokovic?
 
Maybe three sets
TT <ascii@dprk.kp>: Jul 06 11:50PM +0300

PeteWasLucky kirjoitti 6.7.2017 klo 23:32:
>> How many games can gulbis take from Djokovic?
 
> Maybe three sets
 
Nah, got whores to bang.
PeteWasLucky <waleed.khedr@gmail.com>: Jul 06 01:57PM -0700

> Nah, got whores to bang
 
Maybe he got bored and he is banging the tennis ball instead
TT <ascii@dprk.kp>: Jul 06 11:56PM +0300

The Iceberg kirjoitti 6.7.2017 klo 13:52:
> Yeah they've let me into Wimbledon! Hehe am watching Cilic practice and Fed should be absolutely terrified!
 
Rafa even more since they'll be meeting at the QF!
soccerfan777 <zepfloyes@gmail.com>: Jul 06 11:13AM -0700

On Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 12:30:25 PM UTC-5, Whisper wrote:
> with the most experience & playing reasonably well. Sure there are
> always dark horse like Ostapenko, but good luck picking 1 of those out
> of the hat. Pliskova has never really impressed me.
 
So Pliskova with her bazooka forehand and powerful serve doesn't impress but Wozniacki who plays granny tennis, does? No wonder you like a poofter like Tomic.
 
 
soccerfan777 <zepfloyes@gmail.com>: Jul 06 11:17AM -0700

On Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 12:54:42 PM UTC-5, Court_1 wrote:
> > young. Venus of course should win unless she has a shocker.
 
> Ostapenko is an unknown so we'll see. As for Venus, she has the experience but hasn't won a slam in nine years. In addition, she looked shaky from what I saw the other day and she's in a vulnerable place at the moment. I'll be surprised if she wins the tournament even with all her grass court expertise.
 
> From the top half you would think Kerber or Wozniacki would make the final and from the bottom it should be one of Venus, Ostapenko, Konta, Azarenka or Halep. Or can somebody like Cibulkova make the final? Or what about big hitting Naomi Osaka? Who the heck knows. Crap shoot.
 
I think it is going to be Azarenka or Venus. And I would hate to see an oldie win again. I would have liked my oldie (Sharapova) to win, but that was not meant to be.
 
Ostapenko has a nice clay game. It won't translate on grass.
heyguys00@gmail.com: Jul 06 11:40AM -0700

On Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2:17:02 PM UTC-4, soccerfan777 wrote:
 
> > From the top half you would think Kerber or Wozniacki would make the final and from the bottom it should be one of Venus, Ostapenko, Konta, Azarenka or Halep. Or can somebody like Cibulkova make the final? Or what about big hitting Naomi Osaka? Who the heck knows. Crap shoot.
 
> I think it is going to be Azarenka or Venus. And I would hate to see an oldie win again. I would have liked my oldie (Sharapova) to win, but that was not meant to be.
 
> Ostapenko has a nice clay game. It won't translate on grass.
 
The courts seem slower than ever. Lots of the big servers/hitters are already out (men and women). Seems like perfect conditions for a Djok resurgence or someone like Mugu...
Court_1 <olympia0000@yahoo.com>: Jul 06 11:47AM -0700

On Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2:17:02 PM UTC-4, soccerfan777 wrote:
 
> Ostapenko has a nice clay game. It won't translate on grass.
 
What are you talking about? It's the reverse. She's a junior Wimbledon champion and clay was her weakest surface before. Her game is perfect for the grass except her serve is too weak for the grass. If she can improve her serve she could be a killer on the grass.
Court_1 <olympia0000@yahoo.com>: Jul 06 12:01PM -0700


> The courts seem slower than ever. Lots of the big servers/hitters are already out (men and women). Seems like perfect conditions for a Djok resurgence or someone like Mugu...
 
Oh yes, I forgot about Muguruza. She should be a favorite as well as Kerber and Wozniacki from the top half.
soccerfan777 <zepfloyes@gmail.com>: Jul 06 12:42PM -0700

That's why I said her game is for clay. She doesn't have the big weapons like serve and massive forehand
TT <ascii@dprk.kp>: Jul 06 11:55PM +0300

soccerfan777 kirjoitti 6.7.2017 klo 20:08:
> Why can't she work on her mobility? She has a great serve and great groundstrokes. She should be mopping up the field. May be time now to fire the coach?
 
Did she lose already?
 
Not a big surprise. I almost changed my competition pick away from
Kvitova after seeing how many picked her - had the feeling she was the
fad which would lose 1st round. Well I didn't since I didn't bother to
throw another dice on female champ.
PeteWasLucky <waleed.khedr@gmail.com>: Jul 06 02:59PM -0400

https://www.google.com/amp/www.mirror.co.uk/sport/tennis/bethanie-
mattek-sands-injury-wimbledon-10750328.amp
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PeteWasLucky <waleed.khedr@gmail.com>: Jul 06 12:08PM -0700

http://mobi.supersport.com/tennis/wimbledon/news/170706/MattekSands_suffers_horror_knee_injury
undecided <costasz@gmail.com>: Jul 06 01:34PM -0700

On Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2:59:51 PM UTC-4, PeteWasLucky wrote:
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Damn, I dislocated my knee once. I was lucky it popped back in as I fell and nothing really ripped. I also witnessed it happen during a soccer match, one of my teammates had his knee dislocated during a tackle. His injury required surgery in the hospital. It is tremendously painful.
PeteWasLucky <waleed.khedr@gmail.com>: Jul 06 01:42PM -0700

> Damn, I dislocated my knee once. I was lucky it popped back in as I fell and nothing really ripped. I also witnessed it happen during a soccer match, one of my teammates had his knee dislocated during a tackle. His injury required surgery in the hospital. It is tremendously painful.
 
Do you think it was just dislocated? Or there was some serious damage?
PeteWasLucky <waleed.khedr@gmail.com>: Jul 06 04:03PM -0400

http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/low-and-slow-wimbledon-grass-now-a
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Manuel aka Xax <xamigax@gmail.com>: Jul 06 12:28PM -0700

> > Watson may have that as the biggest exhibit of 'passionate behaviour'.
 
> Emotion is not the same as passion.
 
> Max
 
Quite right, even emotions (esp overwhelming ones) do often come from passion.
 
If Murray, why not Nadal ?
He acknowledged on various occasions that Wimbledon was the temple of tennis, how proud he was having won that one (esp. facing Federer).
Plus had some grass court(s) build on Majorca, so he can he practice when not touring (or in case of earlier exit than expected).
soccerfan777 <zepfloyes@gmail.com>: Jul 06 11:40AM -0700

Wimbledon us played on grass. It's not AO
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