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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by Violinist
Well Roddick's been going to the net a lot more which I suppose has helped his comeback. I hate Roddick because he's such a twat. When he won the quarters he gave some very snarky responses afterwards, and it's not the first time. I hated Roddick when he was comming up and I hate him now. I hope Federer humiliates him (like he has in every final he ever played with Roddick).

I am sure Roddick thinks highly of you!
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by benecios
I am sure Roddick thinks highly of you!

Don't you have some beer cans to crush on your forehead?
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by JBZ
. Sampras was no doubt a better player, but he was boring to watch. Same with Courier, imho.

Sampras's running forehand was a thing of lethal beauty, as was his overall serve and volley game, something rarely (if ever) seen today.

koji
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by Violinist
Don't you have some beer cans to crush on your forehead?
I am drinking a nice Shafer cabernet at the moment,I will hit myself over the head with the empty bottle if that helps.
post #35 of 46
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Originally Posted by Thracozaag
Sampras's running forehand was a thing of lethal beauty, as was his overall serve and volley game, something rarely (if ever) seen today.

koji

hard to say the same thing about his baseline game.
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by Violinist
hard to say the same thing about his baseline game.

Seems like he managed just fine without one.

koji
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by Thracozaag
Seems like he managed just fine without one.

koji

Yea well makes for very boring tennis in my opinion.
post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by Violinist
Not really... most people think he tanked that match to get a week to rest up for the US Open... it was either that or getting fined by the WTA.

In any case, Murray is incredible, he's beat a lot of top players and he'll make a very big splash... the Brit Lawn Tennis Association shelled out 1mill for Brad Gilbert... he's obviously a big deal.

Andy Murray is a good prospect and will probably go on to be a top ten player for many years,but incredible,please.
He has never reached a Slam quarter final yet Nadal at one year younger is winning slams for fun.
post #39 of 46
The final figures for Federer were 69 winners vs 19 unforced errors. Federer cruised through the first and fourth sets, but Roddick rattled him a bit in the second and third. Roddick played good defense during that span. In that time Federer seemed to be a bit off with his timing and form. At the end of the third set Roddick's game unraveled and Federer returned to his usual level of play. I thought that Roddick was cocky early in his career, the time that Sampras was nearing the end of his career. For a few years now, though, Roddick has been a genuinely good sport, even rather self-deprecating at times, and gracious in praising his opponents. (Anyone remember Agassi from sixteen years ago? See what he's like now?) Connors seems to have helped Roddick get his mojo back. Roddick's form isn't that pretty, but nor was the form of Connors. And he won, what, 8 majors? Roddick seems to finally be dedicating himself to diversifying his game. Wish him the best.
post #40 of 46
I wonder what the final tally was for the instant replay line calls? It seemed that whenever a player challenged a linecall, the player was correct moreso than the linescall....I'd be curious to see what percentage of challenged linecalls were overturned.
post #41 of 46
Federer is just amazing to watch. He really doesn't have a weakness (other than the few times I've seen him lose concentration during a match). You have to be perfect when you're playing him, or he'll eat you alive. I was marvelling at his serve last night. He doesn't have the biggest serve velocity wise, but he places it so well that he doesn't need to. He had far more aces last night than Roddick, a player known for his serve.

Also, getting back to Sampras, the reason I found him boring was that the points were over too quickly. This is certainly a testament to his skill, but it didn't make for very exciting tennis (IMHO). Also, he didn't give the most exciting interviews in the world, which kind of adds to the boredom factor (even though it probably shouldn't). I find it interesting that tennis has gone from a baseline game to a serve and volley game back to a baseline game.

Did anyone catch the retrospective/highlights they showed from the Connors/McEnroe 1984 U.S. Open final? What great highlights! I still say there was no one better at the net than Johnny Mac.
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
I wonder what the final tally was for the instant replay line calls? It seemed that whenever a player challenged a linecall, the player was correct moreso than the linescall....I'd be curious to see what percentage of challenged linecalls were overturned.
I think the actual proportion was something like 1/3 of the time the challenge was upheld, so a lot less than most people were expecting. I'm surprised at how seamless the process went, and look forward to seeing it used in Australia in '07. These Grand Slam matches have become too expensive to see a result changed because of a bad call.
post #43 of 46
Federer is overrated. He isn't winning all of his matches in straight sets with two breaks of serve in each set. Why is everyone on the ATP tour letting him win so often? Why do they keep getting psyched out?
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
Federer is overrated. He isn't winning all of his matches in straight sets with two breaks of serve in each set. Why is everyone on the ATP tour letting him win so often? Why do they keep getting psyched out?


are you joking, or have you just never watched a tennis match?
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by Violinist
Yea well makes for very boring tennis in my opinion.

Yes, those Sampras/Agassi matches were real snore fests.

koji
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