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Arena Federer/Nadal Era - Still Not Over Yet

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

  1. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What an amazing year for Nadal. Glad to see him reach a new peak in his career.
     
  2. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Federer and Paul Annacone have split after 3 years. Don't think it's representative of either of them, they're obviously both legends, but hopefully a new coach can help give Roger one last good run.
     
  3. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    australian open draws:

    men's

    women's

    tough draw for nadal, relatively easy one for djoker.
     
  4. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Tomic is in the final at Sydney against DelPo, and playing very well- that's a tough first match for Nadal.
     
  5. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    yeah, plus murray, tsonga, delpo, and fed all in his half. possible third round match with monfils, who just took him to 3 sets and a possible 4th round match with a resurgent hewitt (just beat fed in the brisbane final). kind of ridiculous.
     
  6. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Ugh. ESPN and everywhere is headlining that Venus was "upset" today- she was not. She was unseeded, and lost to the 22nd seeded Makarova.

    Unfortunately, no coverage or glory for the young lady who upset sixth seeded Kvitova, who was in the semis here a few years back.

    Haas done on the men's side, retired.
     
  7. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Some big upsets in the women's bracket with both Kvitova and Errani going down in the first round.

    Also Isner is out
     
  8. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    DelPo is out of the tournament, after winning Sydney. Smaller upset, but Verdasco is gone too.
     
  9. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Interesting results from today:

    Ivanovic playing well, eliminates Sam Stosur- Gasquet gone after four sets with Tommy Robredo. Revving up for the first weekend of the tournament, when I can actually watch.
     
  10. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ivanovic will be done tomorrow though - steamrolled by Williams.
     
  11. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Woz done. Would have liked to have seen her and Radwanska.
     
  12. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    At least now the carnage is tennis-related and not heat-related!

    The two young Aussies looked good, really annoyed that Tomic and Kokkinakis both ran into Nadal.
     
  13. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Nadal looked brilliant against Monfils.
     
  14. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    yeah, i sort of regretted staying up to watch it. was hoping for a more competitive match.
     
  15. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Two breaks and second set to Ivanovic!

    Finish Serena off, please and thank you.
     
  16. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not unhappy to be wrong. - Ivanovic - unbelievable. What a match! Great opportunity for her to make it to the semis.
     
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  17. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I've never seen anyone do that to Serena's serve. Ana was magnificent.
     
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  18. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    great win for ana.
     
  19. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Serena post-match: "I'm not one to make excuses."

    lollerskates
     
  20. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nadal being challenged by Nishikori right now. Nishikori was up 4-2 in the second set, but Nadal came back to win the set and is up two sets right now.
     
  21. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    yeah, rafa wins in straights but kei gave him everything he could handle.
     
  22. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    Nishakori put in a brilliant effort!

    Murray dropped a set and still looks a bit unconvincing in his post-op recovery
     
  23. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I agree. The match illustrated how skilled some of the comparatively lesser lights are.
     
  24. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Cibulkova mi amor! [face_love]

    Anyway, I'm hoping for wins by Nadal, Federer, Ferrer and Wawrinka in the men's quarters, and Ivanovic, Li, Cibulkova and Azarenka in the women's quarters
     
  25. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Well you got some of them. Epic performance by Wawrinka, was sure he would lose in the 5th.