Arena Federer Era - Still Not Over Yet

Discussion in 'Community' started by Jabbadabbado, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    One set apiece! This has five setter written all over it. C'mon Novak.
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  2. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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  3. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    can we change the title of this thread again?
  4. halibut Chosen One

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    Why? He won't beat Djokovic.
  5. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    Even if he doesn't, making the Wimbledon final is hardly 'basically over'. And you never know.
  6. halibut Chosen One

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    Meh, he had an easy run
  7. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    he did have an easy run, but he's still in the final. staying in the mix for that moment when there's a great opportunity. That's how he won at Roland Garros, and it could happen here.
  8. halibut Chosen One

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    If I were a betting man, I'd offer you a wager on that
  9. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    I'd bet on Federer for Sunday. He won't let a chance for one final Wimbledon, and the chance to put more distance between himself and Rafa, get away.
  10. halibut Chosen One

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    If I were a betting man, I'd offer you a wager on that
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  11. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Federer vs. Djokovic, for me, is the ideal title matchup. I absolutely have zero preference for who wins - Djoker is my boy, but I want Fed to get that last major.
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    Federer regularly had Djokvoic's number in days gone by, most notably at Roland Garros in 2011. He should have put Djokovic away at the US Open that year, but didn't convert on a match point. That loss still irks me, because it would have given us a Federer-Nadal matchup at the US Open.
  14. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Yeah, Federer likes to be the King of Wimbledon. He won't go down easy.
  15. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    i just assumed it was about baseball for some reason. really, i just had no idea people followed tennis
  16. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Because you're an uncivilized brute


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  17. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Joining the tennis club is like joining a tennis club: you have to be invited to join by someone who's already a member, and although it's not stated openly there's a minimum household income level too. Discrimination based on race or ethnicity? Don't be absurd.

    And Kvitova is hitting some monster angles!
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  18. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    So bummed. Not that she lost, but that she lost like that in her first Slam final. She'll be back.
  19. Darth_Furio Force Ghost

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    As long as I don't have to see Rafa bite another trophy, I'm happy with either RF or ND. Genie will be back. She's got a great attitude and the will. Can't wait to see her when she comes back to Canada.
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  20. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    I suspect Nadal only does that at this point because he's always done it, and the media around him expects it. Could be wrong, of course, and no way to know, but that's my guess.

    He was exhausted and not doing well physically at Roland Garros, and seemed more to want to just get off the court than anything else.
  21. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    Could have gone the other direction, like Jana Novotna. Of course, Novotna won a title in 1998, so it worked out just fine.
  22. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    both guys brought their best today. fed's looking really sharp. we're in for a slug fest.
  23. halibut Chosen One

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    Fair play to Djokovic for giving the has-been the first set out of pity. Lovely guy :)
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  24. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    long have I waited to see the Federer of old. Or nearly. I totally would have given Djokovic the edge in the tiebreaker.
  25. halibut Chosen One

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    Has Djokovic got a bet on how many Aces Federer will get?