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Federer v. Nadal

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Margaret, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. Margaret

    Margaret Well-Known Member

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    Federer. There's very little question. He came damn close on clay on one or two occasions against Nadal, and unless he has the worst day of his life, the surface dominance will win out. I would like Nadal to win, though.
     
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    Me too. I want Nadal to win. But Federer can probably play at 75% on grass and still eek out a win over Nadal.
     
  4. zjpj83

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    who's nadal?
     
  5. zjpj83

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    Oh, for some reason I thought this was about Federline. I was like "who's he fighting?"
     
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    On grass, Federer will walk it.
     
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    TENNIS? Is that a sport?
     
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    Federer. There's something of the devil in Nadal.
     
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    Federer, even though Nadal's had his number for a while now.
     
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    yea, interestingly Nadal is 6-1 head to head against Federer, with many of those wins coming in the last year.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Nadal won. There is so much pressure on Federer to show the world that he can beat Nadal, given that he's 1-6 vs him. Nadal's looking confident (no one expected him to make it this far on grass) and my money's on him. Can't wait for the match tomorrow...
     
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    well you gotta give him credit....

    48 successive games on grass

    4 successive Wimbledons

    Takes some doing
     
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    TENNIS? Is that a sport?
    From what I can tell, it's a contest to see who can grunt louder. IF I watch, the tv is on mute.
     
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    Fourth straight, yo. $1.2 million
     
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    From what I can tell, it's a contest to see who can grunt louder. IF I watch, the tv is on mute.

    One reason I love Federer is the only sounds on his side of the court are the sonorous pop from his racket, but for a framer, a "come on" and growl here adn there.
     
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    Was playing tennis yesterday (inspired by the final), and a guy was giving a lesson on the next court. The instructor was grunting every time he made contact. Even for soft returns (it was a lesson, after all). Is this strategy? I only grunt after I hit the ball, when I'm certain it's going out. Or maybe that's a groan.
     
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    Was playing tennis yesterday (inspired by the final), and a guy was giving a lesson on the next court. The instructor was grunting every time he made contact. Even for soft returns (it was a lesson, after all). Is this strategy? I only grunt after I hit the ball, when I'm certain it's going out. Or maybe that's a groan.

    For some people it's a question of maintaining a rythym. I only grunt with excersion, but I haven't played in years.
     
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    when I played competitively in high school, I know a lot of guys "grunted" because it was a way of maintaining a breathing pattern...basically a way to force yourself to exhale while striking the ball.
     
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    My fiancee couldn't watch the entire match yesterday--or the French Open final, for that matter--because she thinks Nadal "sounds like he's having sex". She pointed out, though, that the commentators never really mention it when they're talking about the male players, but they won't shut up about the grunting when Sharapova is out there. She thinks it's a bit sexist, and I can't say I disagree. Though it does kind of harsh the Sharapova buzz when she's out there grunting. Maybe if she could learn to sort of moan when she hits the ball instead? Sounding like you're having sex might be a turnoff for the men's game, but in the women's....

    Seriously though, the second and third sets of that match were great. Nadal was starting to win me over. I found myself really starting to hope he'd win. Underdogs with heart get me every damn time.
     

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