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Arena Federer/Nadal Era - Still Not Over Yet

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

  1. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    and of course I was wrong about Kenin. She's up a set and a break. getting closer to a finals matchup between a 21 year old and a 19 year old. The Serena Williams era may in fact already be well over.
     
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  2. Luke02

    Luke02 Chosen One star 6

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    Yep she wound up winning in straight sets. It's her vs Iga in the final. If she wins, Sofia who would won three out of the three majors that were played this year. Imagine putting money on that in Vegas at the beginning of the year. Wound have gotten some incredible odds on that. Hell Sofia making two major finals this year would been unreal long shot bet.
     
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  3. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    it's nice seeing the new faces. The big turnover in men's tennis has to happen someday, but likely not Sunday.
     
  4. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think the forecast is for sometime around 2030.
     
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  5. Luke02

    Luke02 Chosen One star 6

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    And sometime between eternity and never will we see an American men's player win a major championship. Roddick's US Open victory is going to have it's twenty year anniversary in a few years and at this rate, there won't even be an American male in the field let alone has a chance to win it. It's pretty incredible it went from American men players winning major after major after major from Jimmy Connors to Pistol Pete and Agassi (along with Ashe, McEnroe, Courier and even Michael Chang winning one) to literally nothing. Absolute nothing. I know the world has obviously become much stronger in tennis and the US much weaker but seriously how is that even possible especially since Pete and Andre inspired many young tennis players in the nineties? Was it the peak of US tennis no as that was obviously the 70's and 80's in terms of the sports popularity here but still tennis was very popular here in the 90's. How did it just fall off the map??
     
  6. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    Korda had a good run this year, and he's only 20. He could be a real contender.
     
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  7. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    i remember petr korda from the sampras era - tall, lanky, big serve. like goran but not as loud or successful.

    i didn't know his son was playing, but that's cool to see a legacy.
     
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  8. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    Nadal has booked his 13th Roland Garros final.
     
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  9. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    comeback from tsitsipas has been remarkable after getting blown away in the first two sets. he's got the momentum to win.
     
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  10. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    And yet...
     
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  11. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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  12. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    And yet...

    Djokovic has bought himself another shot at what has been called* the manned Mars landing of professional tennis: beating Nadal at a Roland-Garros final.

    *by me
     
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  13. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    nice jinx heels, lol. at least tsitsipas made djokovic work for it and stay out there for four hours. could make a small difference on sunday.
     
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  14. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    lol, he might get the one and only set that rafa's given up this tournament, but i don't see much more than that. rafa should win.

    my reverse hexing doesn't usually work twice, but i'm trying.
     
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  15. Rylo Ken

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    19 year old ranked outside the top 50 wins the French Open without dropping a set - makes a pretty good headline. It has a bit of a Nadal ring to it.
     
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  16. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    Watching these guys successfully defend what would be outright winners against anyone else - the first four games alone have been amazing.

    Nole is playing like he's ranked #1 and is still down 0-4 in the first set
     
  17. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I can't believe Rafa bageled Djokovic.

    He's up two sets to none and they're in the third set now.
     
  18. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm currently watching as well. I hope Nadal gets the win.
     
  19. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    Nadal's first serve went off the rails for a big chunk of the third set, let Djokovic back in.

    Didn't matter. Historic. Co-GOAT by the most popular measure.
     
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  20. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    And Nadal has won!
     
  21. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    VAMOOOOOOOS!!!
     
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  22. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    Yey Nadal!! =D=
     
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  23. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    bravo rafa, utterly dominant. king of the clay.
     
  24. Point Given

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    Vamos Rafa!!!
     
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  25. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    *and co-goat. [face_beatup]
     
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