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OK seems like there isn't an official Tennis thread hence the reason for me making one. Unless I'm the only person on this website that actually enjoys Tennis then this thread will more than likely be closed soon.

 

Anyway back on topic........ What a shock it was to watch Nadal go out of Wimbledon so early last night. Also on tonight Federer has been taking to the last set and would be another shock if he had to be eliminated aswell! Could this be Andy Murray's best chance at Wimbledon glory or will Djokovic be too strong for him yet again?

 

 

EDIT: What a fifth set for Federer, absolutely destroyed the dejected Benneteau! He had nothing left in the tank! Came so close in the forth set to take the game as well! Unlucky!

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What a shock it was to watch Nadal go out of Wimbledon so early last night.

Nadal last night I was shocked :eek:

Lol, what on earth was Nadal's opponent on? Can't say I had heard about Rosol before, but holy crap! He was playing on a level of near-perfection. I loved the commentary too "This is ridiculous!" (I was watching on BBC, no Dutch channels are broadcasting Wimbledon so far)

 

Federer's tiebreak in the 4th set made me positively nervous as well. Luckily the 5th set went smoothly for him. x]

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I also very much like the earlier days of Grand Slams, because then there are still people playing almost all day long and you can switch between different channels to watch different matches. There's usually at least one interesting match going on most of the time. I have my TV on a tennis channel pretty much from start to finish during a Grand Slam (when I'm not gaming, of course ;)).

 

And of course, being from Belgium I'm also a Clijsters-fan. Though to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure how much I should still expect from her at this point, now that she has become overly vulnerable to injuries. Too bad, because even when she's injured she's still easily beating some tough opponents. If she could play at her best without any injuries, she should still be able to accomplish great things. But yeah, not so sure now. I'll root for her anyway, but somehow I don't think she'll be the last person standing on the female side.

 

PS: Djokovic has my support too. Though now that there are some special opportunities for Federer, I'd be fine with him winning too. :p

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Well done Andy Murray tonight, as soon as the Roof was closed he started to play well! 11.05 finish damn this Tennis keeps getting later and later at night!

And more and more of a thriller, lol. Another thing I've never seen before; a race to finish the match before 11 PM? Crrrazy! And best of all; Murray actually made it within the time limit (okay, they were 2 minutes late, but they were allowed to play that last game). Baghdatis didn't seem too upset, oddly. I figured he might break another 4 rackets in a row out of rage, like he did earlier this year. :p

 

No tennis today... :'(

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And of course, being from Belgium I'm also a Clijsters-fan. Though to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure how much I should still expect from her at this point, now that she has become overly vulnerable to injuries. Too bad, because even when she's injured she's still easily beating some tough opponents. If she could play at her best without any injuries, she should still be able to accomplish great things. But yeah, not so sure now. I'll root for her anyway, but somehow I don't think she'll be the last person standing on the female side.

 

I'm glad at least someone mentioned the women's game. Its far more interesting to watch than the predictability of the men's .. although Nadal's loss was pretty spectacular! :D

 

Clijsters probably won't make it past the Quarter-Finals stage because her next two matches will be very tough. Kerber is in the form of her life and is one of those players who will probably get to every ball, plus she has some very big shots. Even if Clijsters makes it past Kerber, then she'll either come up against Sharapova or Lisicki. Give her vulnerability to injury and lack of match practise I think either will be too much for her, which is a shame considering shes never won Wimbledon.

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I'm glad at least someone mentioned the women's game. Its far more interesting to watch than the predictability of the men's .. although Nadal's loss was pretty spectacular! :D

 

Clijsters probably won't make it past the Quarter-Finals stage because her next two matches will be very tough. Kerber is in the form of her life and is one of those players who will probably get to every ball, plus she has some very big shots. Even if Clijsters makes it past Kerber, then she'll either come up against Sharapova or Lisicki. Give her vulnerability to injury and lack of match practise I think either will be too much for her, which is a shame considering shes never won Wimbledon.

 

In my opinion the standard of play in women's tennis is mediocre at best! Dont get me wrong a match between Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova is a must watch! Lol sounds more like a porno than tennis lol! What i dont get is how do the women get paid the same as the men when its best of 3 sets and mens is best of 5!

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In my opinion the standard of play in women's tennis is mediocre at best! Dont get me wrong a match between Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova is a must watch! Lol sounds more like a porno than tennis lol! What i dont get is how do the women get paid the same as the men when its best of 3 sets and mens is best of 5!

 

I watch a lot of women's tennis and believe me the standard is pretty high. They've got a lot of power, just like the men, but there is a greater variety of shot than the men, with longer (and more interesting) rallies and less aces. In the mens game, with the excepton of the top 3 or 4, I lose interest pretty quickly because the play generally seems too samey.

 

The women work just as hard as the men, so they always deserve to get just as much. The Grand Slams are also the only tournaments (with the exception of the Davis Cup) where men play 5 sets. Every other ATP event is the best of 3, just like the women. Grand Slam events have traditionally always been the best of 5 for men, but that doesn't mean they should be earning more.

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And of course, being from Belgium I'm also a Clijsters-fan. Though to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure how much I should still expect from her at this point, now that she has become overly vulnerable to injuries. Too bad, because even when she's injured she's still easily beating some tough opponents. If she could play at her best without any injuries, she should still be able to accomplish great things. But yeah, not so sure now. I'll root for her anyway, but somehow I don't think she'll be the last person standing on the female side.

She's retiring this year after the US Open.

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Anyone know what time the Murray - Ferrer match starts today?

 

Great win for Murray yesterday!

 

That's today :eek:? I though they'd give Murray a day off, the tiredness could catch up to him today unfortunately :(

 

Edit: it's on after Federer v Youzhny. Supposed to be 4pm but obviously depends on the first match.

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I watch a lot of women's tennis and believe me the standard is pretty high. They've got a lot of power, just like the men, but there is a greater variety of shot than the men, with longer (and more interesting) rallies and less aces. In the mens game, with the excepton of the top 3 or 4, I lose interest pretty quickly because the play generally seems too samey.

 

The women work just as hard as the men, so they always deserve to get just as much. The Grand Slams are also the only tournaments (with the exception of the Davis Cup) where men play 5 sets. Every other ATP event is the best of 3, just like the women. Grand Slam events have traditionally always been the best of 5 for men, but that doesn't mean they should be earning more.

 

 

Can't believe I just now saw this thread. Women's tennis isn't that bad. Was watching a match at a cafe and the standard was higher than I thought it would be. Powerful, lots of different shots, overall, pretty good.

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That's today :eek:? I though they'd give Murray a day off, the tiredness could catch up to him today unfortunately :(

 

The 4th round wa supposed to be finished on Monday, but unfortunately the rain delayed things just a bit. At least Ferrer played yesterday as well, so both don't get any extra rest.

 

Can't believe I just now saw this thread. Women's tennis isn't that bad. Was watching a match at a cafe and the standard was higher than I thought it would be. Powerful, lots of different shots, overall, pretty good.

 

Which match did you see? There have been quite a few great ones over the past few days, including Sabine Lisicki's win over Sharapova! :D Just a shame she couldn't get across the finishing line yesterday.

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