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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:37 pm

Alas, it would appear so. Murray is in meltdown right now.
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby wolf359 on Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:50 pm

Double break, he can't serve, he can't return serve. He hasn't made a fuss to be fair. The end is coming
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby Happyhammer93 on Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:57 pm

Well play to Sam he's a good player he's beaten both the reigning champs at Wimbledon the past two years!

As for Murray it'll be interesting to see how he responds he's now 30, (Yes Federrer is still going strong at 35 but he's a different class), might not see many more Slam finals from him from now onwards!

I'm gonna go for Federer now to win, be quite a story for him to add one more Wimbledon!
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:27 pm

Federer has looked the likeliest winner of this tournament right from the off. He is in a rich vein of form and only Murray playing at the level he was at last year could give him a battle. Unfortunately for Murray he has been nowhere near that level all year. Murray needs some time off - it worked for Federer. At no stage over the last week and a half did Murray look like he could win this. He looked like he was improving round by round but he never looked like he had the confidence in his own ability to go the distance. Fair play to Querry he was 2 -1 down in sets and then at the first sign of fatigue/injury/or whatever the issue was with Murray, he grabbed the opportunity with both hands and from early on in the 4th set the writing was on the wall for Murray.
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby OFT on Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:50 pm

Chicken Run Supreme wrote:Federer has looked the likeliest winner of this tournament right from the off. He is in a rich vein of form and only Murray playing at the level he was at last year could give him a battle. Unfortunately for Murray he has been nowhere near that level all year. Murray needs some time off - it worked for Federer. At no stage over the last week and a half did Murray look like he could win this..



Yep, completely agree, I was spared watching todays match by work but even on the radio it sounded like a struggle . When he capitulated in the 2nd set having been in front with a break I wondered if he knew he had n't got 5 sets in him and the pressure to try and win in 3 got to him.

Murray has to take time out, he's not been right all year, perhaps he's peaked and it's as good as over for him, I hope not, but he has to play less tournaments.
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby last.caress on Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:16 pm

Djokovic out now, retired injured.
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby OFT on Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:48 pm

Blimey!
It's turning into a walkover for Lord Snooty
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby smuts on Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:13 pm

OFT wrote:Blimey!
It's turning into a walkover for Lord Snooty


I bet he looks smugger than ever tonight.
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby badabing on Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:44 pm

I don't get this smug Federer stuff, whenever I've seen him interviewed he seems 100% respectful of everyone, and he appears to be liked by all his fellow pros, maybe it's because he seems so in control of himself when playing.
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Konta in trouble set and a break down. She's not done too much wrong but Williams experience telling at the crucial moments.
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby OFT on Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:57 pm

badabing wrote:I don't get this smug Federer stuff, whenever I've seen him interviewed he seems 100% respectful of everyone, and he appears to be liked by all his fellow pros, maybe it's because he seems so in control of himself when playing.



For me it's those bits of hair sticking over his headband, I imagine him spending ages in the mirror arranging them, just so.......a little tug here and a tease there.They always look the same,,,, not normal,
Then there's all that gold trimmed clobber he wore a year or so back, all prancing about ..., just wrongness!

Call me irrational..I care not :P
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby last.caress on Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:14 pm

Cilic having some sort of breakdown or panic attack or something. In fairness I would break down in tears at having to play Roger Federer in this sort of form.

EDIT: Foot injury to Cilic. Second set to Federer.
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby OFT on Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:28 pm

When Cilic had that 'meltdown' I wondered briefly if he was going to make it back on court.
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby last.caress on Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:37 pm

He's playing much better now. Too little too late though? I want Fed to win but it would be nice to see Marin make a match of it.
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby OFT on Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:44 pm

Yes, Cilic seems to have 'settled' to the task. I'm no fan of Federer but he is a wonderful player and the greatest of the lot, and based on that another title would be fitting.
I was going to say a fitting end to his career but he's playing too well to consider retirement?
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby last.caress on Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:53 pm

And that's that.

Greatest of all time, greatest I'll ever see in my lifetime.
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:00 pm

Smug? I'd say he keeps a pretty straight face given that he's the undisputed greatest of all time.

No way is Fed retiring when he's still playing like this. Could well pick up the US, which would be 3 out of 4 for the year - utterly astonishing for a 35 year old. I read earlier that Feder has never retired in a tennis match. Insane.
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby OFT on Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:01 pm

last.caress wrote:
Greatest of all time,.


There's no doubt of that at all.
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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby Ifebbubbles on Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:02 pm

Kerching

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Re: Tennis Thread 2017 - Queens & Wimbledon

Postby Mega Ron on Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:10 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Smug? I'd say he keeps a pretty straight face given that he's the undisputed greatest of all time.

No way is Fed retiring when he's still playing like this. Could well pick up the US, which would be 3 out of 4 for the year - utterly astonishing for a 35 year old. I read earlier that Feder has never retired in a tennis match. Insane.


He doesn't even give up on a set let alone a match.
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