Arena The Official ATP Discussion Thread - now discussing the U.S. Open

Discussion in 'Community' started by Anakin_Heartbreaker, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Wow, that is really surprising that Nadal and Roddick haven't met more in Grand Slams.


    US Open seriously needs to add roofs. The last few years, there's been so many rain delays and wipe outs of entire days.
  2. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Looks like we're missing posts here, too.


    I wasn't so sure about Roddick's chances against Del Potro, but Andy's looked pretty good so far.
  3. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    I was at Arthur Ashe for Murray/Raonic last night. Decent match, sad that it was rain delayed so I only got to see one.
  4. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    And the rain wins again.


    I flipped over to the Pirates game, and missed the first set going to a tie-breaker. I've got to think that extending things will help del Potro, but maybe this'll keep Roddick fresh for when the finish it up tomorrow.
  5. tom Chosen One

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    the momentum was decidedly with del potro going into the breaker. i think the interruption will give roddick a much better chance to steal the first set, but i still think delpo will win the match.

    murray/ raonic was a pretty good match to catch marcus. most of the night matches on ashe have been total blowouts. raonic just couldn't get anything going at all on murray's serve, which was disappointing but he's improving.
  6. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Roddick's retired and Federer is gone!
  7. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    I just can't be bothered to follow anything when Rafa's not around. I wish it weren't so, but it is.
  8. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    You may have to find a new sport to follow.

    Something the McEnroe brothers hinted at last night in their commentary is that maybe Rafa trains too hard. As every baseball pitcher knows, the body is a machine, and it can only perform a given operation a certain number of times before the parts wear out. Rafa may have worn out some of his key parts a bit too early in his career.

    As for Federer - that was his first ever QF loss at the U.S. Open. He lost in the 4th round in 2003, then won it for five straight years. Overall, a great year for a 31 year old. Two semifinal appearances in the slams, one win, and a quarterfinal loss. Plus a great match record for the year, and a return to the number one ranking. I assume he won't keep that though.
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  9. tom Chosen One

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    incredible set between del potro and djokovic just now. delpo down two sets though, hope he doesn't roll over.
  10. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Freaking ESPN. I wish I had cable right now!
  11. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Also, Wimbeldon.
  12. tom Chosen One

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    well delpo didn't lay down, djokovic was just too good. still, one of the better straight sets matches you'll ever see.
  13. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Right now, this is Djokovic's tournament to lose.
  14. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Amazing comeback by Serena! I thought she was done, but she summoned something that Azarenka just didn't have.
  15. tom Chosen One

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    great match, but a disappointing result. vika is my favorite female player now that clijsters is retired, and i can't stand serena.

    so bummed that the men's final got moved to today and i'm stuck at work. i actually think murray might finally break through.
  16. tom Chosen One

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    i'm sneakily watching it online at work. :D

    what a first set! andy takes it 12-10 in the tiebreak.
  17. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Murray one more set from victory! [face_dancing]
  18. tom Chosen One

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    djokovic with the early break in the third, can't count him out yet. fantastic match so far.
  19. tom Chosen One

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    novak takes the third set easily. breaks murray to open the fourth. everything going his way right now.
  20. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    I spoke too soon apparently.
  21. tom Chosen One

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    murray improbably turns the match around and becomes the first brit to win a major in 76 years!

    congrats andy! that was an instant classic.
  22. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Murray all won a Grand Slam championship this year. You can't ask much more than that.

    Also the Queen was 10 the last time there was a British men's winner.
  23. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    And Murry finally gets the monkey off his back and wins his first Major.
  24. cipe Jedi Knight

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