Arena Federer Era - Still Not Over Yet

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

  1. halibut Chosen One

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    I liked Connors and Lendl :(

    Lendl was the Jimmy White of Tennis. Best player never to win
  2. tom Chosen One

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    connors became a fan favorite later in his career, but he was never liked by other players on the tour. and lendl did win 8 majors. he never won wimbledon because he just didn't have a grass court game in an era when you pretty much had to serve and volley to have success on that surface.
  3. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    I pondered for a moment recently as to whether Lendl would have taken advantage of the relatively slower grass in the past decade and won a title.

    Well done to Djokovic. I'm not surprised that Federer came as close as he did.
  4. tom Chosen One

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    tsonga just beat federer in straights to capture the title in toronto. he beat murray and crushed djokovic on his way to the final. i'm happy for him, would love to see him do well in flushing.
  5. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Too good of a player not to have at least one major. He hasn't historically done much at the US Open, but he generally plays well in Australia, and I guess that's the closest major.
  6. halibut Chosen One

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    Lot of time for Tsonga. Comes across as a really nice chap.
  7. tom Chosen One

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    i don't know how much time he has realistically. he is 29.
  8. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    Will Rafa skip the US Open in favor of getting better in time for Australia?
  9. tom Chosen One

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    he has said that he will announce his decision on tuesday.
  10. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    I'd say that Australia is the one he's chasing now, but of course he's already won it. If he wins it again, he would have a double career slam, which I think is something worth going after for him.

    Also, last year's hard court run for Rafa was one of the most unexpected things I can remember in sports. When he's all done, I hope that streak is given a decent amount of attention. The French Open will get most of the coverage, and understandably so, but I think that hard court run last year was as good as anything as he's done in his career.
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  11. tom Chosen One

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    yeah, totally agree. i think defending his us open title is probably just as important to him as winning another aussie, if not more so. he's been training, but his wrist is still in bad shape. if he misses the us open it will just be because it's not ready, and not because he's gunning for australia.
  12. tom Chosen One

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    for @Jabbadabbado



    she lost to serena in the final. still an amazing point and a great showing.
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  13. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Nadal has withdrawn from the US Open.
  14. tom Chosen One

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    with djokovic looking very human, and fed now reaching two straight finals and winning in cincinnati, this could very well be roger's chance.
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  15. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    :(.
  16. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  17. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Hell yeah. Djoker is the greatest.

    Even in his current form, he's my pick to win, although I would like to see Dimitrov make his big run in NY as well, to set up a Novak-Rafa-Roger-Stan-Murray-Dimi rivalry for 2015. Because that would be sweet.
  18. tom Chosen One

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    haha, those guys take ice baths like every day so it hardly seems like a challenge. djoker does always seem like a genuinely pretty great guy though.
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  19. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    The man for which this thread is named for:



    Also:

  20. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    [IMG]

    Djoker from a NYC charity event with Edward Norton and Henrik Lundquist last night.

    lol
  21. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Youzhny the only seed to be knocked out so far on either side.
  22. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    On the one hand I'm upset that Dominika lost, but on the other it's cool to see a 15 year old American do well in the US Open
  23. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Hell yeah. That's an outstanding accomplishment, and potentially a future star for American tennis.
  24. Darth_Furio Force Ghost

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    Go Genie! Happy to see Bochard back on track.
  25. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Radwanska out in straight sets.