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Arena Federer/Nadal Era - Still Not Over Yet

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

  1. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    uh so nothing like mcenroe.
     
  2. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Kyrgios has toned down his antics, now Tomic is enemy #1 here.
     
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  3. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, I edited it out, but McEnroe was and still is very outspoken and opinionated. His opinions are just starkly different.
     
  4. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    yeah, it wasn't a good comparison. mcenroe generally seems like a good person, he shouldn't be compared to neo-nazis because they also "have opinions".
     
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  5. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    kyle edmund with a huge upset of dimitrov and into the semifinals. easily the biggest win of his career.
     
  6. heels1785

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

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    really hate to see rafa's tournament end like that
     
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  7. Point Given

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

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    Yeah this is the one KW :( Gutted to see him go like this. Nadal will thankfully be able to keep his #1 but it'll be near run thing if Fed wins. And if his injuries continue, he might lose it very soon.

    Edit: Nvm, looking it up, Fed has a ton of points to defend in the coming months so Nadal should have it until clay season, where he then has a ton of points to defend.
     
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  8. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I feel for Nadal and Djokovic. There's an expectation now that all these guys can play at a high level well past 30, but it might not be realistic for everyone.

    If Chung beats Sandgren, that will be two early twenty-somethings in the semis, which will be great. How cool would it be for a South Korean to make a grand slam final? Has that ever happened?
     
  9. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Rafa :(.

    hat tip to @Point Given.

    For a former winner, Nadal has had such bad luck in Australia. Most of the toughest breaks in his career have probably happened there.
     
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  10. Luke02

    Luke02 Force Ghost star 5

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  11. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I hate to say it about a fellow American, as Sandgren's now deleted tweet record represented the views of at worst only about 35-40% of Americans...but I hope Chung kicks his ass.
     
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  12. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    it was a tough way to go out, but credit needs to be given to cilic who was playing great tennis and likely would have won even without rafa's injury. just wish we could have seen it play out.
     
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  13. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I sat down to enjoy the Kerber-Keys match, and then it was over.
     
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  14. heels1785

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

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    when kerber is in form, she is a wrecking ball on this surface
     
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  15. Point Given

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

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  16. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    huge congrats to hyeon chung, the first korean to ever reach a major semifinal.
     
  17. Point Given

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

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    Good news for us Rafa fans! @KnightWriter

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    Also hats off to Chung too (though admittedly I'm more happy about Sandgren losing)

    Also Sandgren's statement on losing. What a tool
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    Also this: [​IMG]
     
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  18. heels1785

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

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    go fed go

    that was clinical out there
     
  19. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Fed's renaissance is due in part to managing his body for outlasting the generation of players who came up right behind him gunning to learn how to beat him (Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka, Nadal, etc.) but holy crap he can still bring it at a high level.

    Now there's a new generation of early twenty somethings gunning for Federer. If he gets past Chung he may have to play that kid from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
     
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  20. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Federer is the New England Patriots of the ATP. At some point it gets boring.
     
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  21. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Apropos, given he's buddies with Brady.
     
  22. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Halep/Kerber forever!

    Wozniacki won both her 2017 matches against Halep, but they're even in hard court matches over their careers. Hoping for a match as good as Halep/Kerber, but that's a lot to hope for.

    The Chung reckoning is nearly at hand for Federer. I'm almost sorry there won't be a Chung-Edmund final. Arrival of the next gen, etc. Would have been exciting.
     
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  23. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The Chung reckoning was swift and decisive and a bit sad.

    Cilic-Federer. Since Cilic's 2014 straight set U.S. Open win in the semis, Federer has beaten him twice at Wimbledon. Best hopes for a great match.
     
  24. heels1785

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

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    i am so happy for Woz. cannot think of anyone on the women's side more deserving of a Slam. now Halep at Roland Garros, hopefully.
     
  25. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    She is a woman of exceedingly good taste.

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