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2007 ATP Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by rechedelphar, Jan 12, 2007.

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  1. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    The Ausralian Open starts on Sunday. I hope that Federer does not win again. Draw here

    http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/index.html
     
  2. redsabreanakin

    redsabreanakin Jedi Knight star 5

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    For the first time in about 20 years. I've kinda lost the fire for Tennis...with Agassi in Retirement. Maybe I'll watch some..but kinda find it hard to get excited about it anymore.
     
  3. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    So you like the star factor, and celebrity, rather than the sport?
     
  4. redsabreanakin

    redsabreanakin Jedi Knight star 5

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    not necessarily..I've watched the game since the last days of McEnroe,Borg, and Connors. I continued to watch..up til this year. I just don't think the caliber of play is as good as it used to be. Agassi was the last of the dinosaurs. A groundstroker. Now it's serve as hard as you can.(SEE: Andy Roddick) and have no fundamental's. Federer is great though..and that's the thing. He's alone in his talent...only if Nadal is at the top of his game..with no mistakes..can he really beat him.
     
  5. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Yeah, sorry, in retrospect that might've sounded a little accusatory. Federer is certainly the sole representative of the complete game these days.
     
  6. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    Andy Roddick also has a great forehand and is good in the other areas. The only thing im concerned with in tennis is the disappearence of parity and upsets.
     
  7. redsabreanakin

    redsabreanakin Jedi Knight star 5

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    No problem..I see what you were getting at.
     
  8. redsabreanakin

    redsabreanakin Jedi Knight star 5

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    your right..I guess that came across that Roddick has no game. He does have some skills..no doubts there, I think he has just lost his way a bit....and does rely on his serve to much. Maybe Jimbo can coach him out of that.
     
  9. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    I ususally have the least interest in the Australian beacuse im not really int the tennis mindset. Once I start playing for my school, I will be more in to it. But for the French Open and Wimbledon I will check every score because im in the tennis mood, summer time so I wake up and watch Wimbledon or the French Open.
     
  10. redsabreanakin

    redsabreanakin Jedi Knight star 5

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    yeah, I did the same thing. Loved "The Open"..and Wimbledon.
     
  11. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    starts tommorrow at 7pm
     
  12. Darth_Brutus666

    Darth_Brutus666 Jedi Master star 4

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    My parents are exited, but I don't really like tennis
     
  13. PulsarSkate

    PulsarSkate Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Living in Melbourne, I find this an unescapable event. I HATE tennis, I dislike the extra people on my tram in the morning and I really don't care about the people who play it, as it seems to attract the most petulant of sportspeople (from what the media tells me in any case)


    Man, I'm full of the cranky today!
     
  14. Kudzu

    Kudzu Jedi Knight star 5

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    Federer will win. He never loses. Simple.
     
  15. Raincloud

    Raincloud Jedi Knight star 5

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    roddick beat federer yesterday in the final of the kooyong classic.


    i love Marcos Baghdatis. i hope he wins everything.
     
  16. casual-jedi

    casual-jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    It was an exhibiton match... don't count, sorry A-Rod fans.:p



    Federer will probably win, but Nadal, Blake, & Roddick should come pretty close.
    I just hope Lleyton can have a decent tournament, given his coach troubles.

    On the Women's side, Justine ain't gonna be there, so I don't really care who wins.
    But go the Aussie girls, Alicia Molik & Samantha Stosur!!!

    On a tangent... Tennis on the Nintendo Wii sucks little yellow balls.
     
  17. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Federer will win. He never loses. Simple.


    as SI.com amply explained recently, Sampras could beat Federer even now. It's a shame we never got to see the two go against each other while at their peaks.
     
  18. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Go Xavier!
     
  19. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    Tsonga beats Roddick 7-6 (20-18) in first set!
     
  20. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    Ljubicic goes down to Fish

    Joachim Johansson has to retire at 1-1 in first set. A sad story for a guy that was number 10 and the new star. He is no longer in the top 50 and is always battling injuries.
     
  21. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey

    Obese_1_Ka-Blooey Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hmmm, let's see here...

    I pick Federer here without a doubt. I've almost despised the guy for being so damn good nowadays...
     
  22. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Guccione lost to Rochus. :mad:
     
  23. Raincloud

    Raincloud Jedi Knight star 5

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    okay quick survey.

    marat safin is ~very~ attractive,

    yes/no
     
  24. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    try to stick to the game itself here please
     
  25. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Go Hingis! Every time she wins, she proves that she's actually a great player, and gets out that neverwas Kournikova's shadow.
     
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