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dividendman

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« on: July 12, 2017, 01:19:52 PM »
So he's 35 and is in the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Perhaps playing the best he's ever played....

Any other tennis fans here? What's chance do you think he has of winning now that the other folks in the top 5 are out?

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Re: Federer
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 07:25:50 PM »
I think he's definitely the favorite now. I think Berdych will probably be a bigger challenge in the semi's than either Querry or Cilic would be in the finals.   But maybe I shouldn't say that - don't want to jinx him :)   

Are you watching the ladies matches?  Whose are your favorites tomorrow?

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Re: Federer
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 06:25:57 AM »
I think he will probably win, I'm gutted that Andy Murray is out, though. I wish Nadal was still in the competition too.

I'm hoping that Jo Konta will win (as obviously, I'm English) but I think Venus Williams will beat her.

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Re: Federer
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 09:15:11 AM »
Yeah, I guess I just assume Williams will win whenever she is in a tournament :) so it's not as crazy as Federer's drought and now comeback.

Looks like she's in the final now. Unfortunately I'm going to miss both of the finals this weekend :(

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Re: Federer
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 09:27:04 AM »
Actually wow, Williams hasn't won a grand slam since 2008, that is a pretty good comeback if she wins this and makes some more deep runs this year (she got to the Aus Open Final).

I must admit I follow Federer more than anyone else because I just find watching him play the most enjoyable out of any player (men or women).

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Re: Federer
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 06:08:04 AM »
I'm not too bothered that VW won. Probably people in the US already knew this, but I just found out yesterday that she suffers from an autoimmune disease and she is 37 years old so that win yesterday was even more impressive.:)

I'm just about to watch the first men's semi final with Querrey and Cilic. Federer is playing Berdych later. I hope they are both exciting 5 set matches!


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Re: Federer
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 07:28:37 AM »
Deadspin writer Giri Nathan writes excellent short articles about tennis.  It's tough to find decent tennis journalism, so he was a happy find for me.

http://deadspin.com/dont-blow-it-fed-1796857345

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Re: Federer
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 08:55:40 AM »
Yeah, I guess I just assume Williams will win whenever she is in a tournament :) so it's not as crazy as Federer's drought and now comeback.

Looks like she's in the final now. Unfortunately I'm going to miss both of the finals this weekend :(

Venus is in the finals, not Serena.  Serena is pregnant, so obviously taking some time off, but she's been the more dominant of the Williams sisters the last 8+ years (heck, since '02 really).  Had to look this up - she's 35 now and damn near completed the Grand Slam in 2015 at age 33! Wow.  Her career mirrors Tiger's a bit - dominance in '02/'03...some struggles, except she's bounced back, completed a second Serena Slam, and is ranked #4 in the world right now.  She's 23-6 in Grand Slam Finals.  She won the '17 Aussie Open while ~8 weeks pregnant!  GOAT, imo - probably cements her place with one more Slam title.

Venus is 7-8 in Grand Slam Finals with this one pending.  7 of her 8 Finals losses were to her sister (wow!) - the only other one being her first Slam Finals appearance, losing to Martina Hingis in '97.  Contrarily, she's only beaten Serena in two Slam Finals.  Venus is probably top 10 all-time now, and may have been top 5 if her sister didn't bear her in all those Finals.

Fed is also 35.  He's 18-10 all-time in Grand Slam Finals.  6 losses to Nadal, 3 to Djokovic, and that U.S. Open stunner to del Potro.

Weird year for Djokovic - not even into the semis of any Grand Slam.  Injuries have cost Nadal A LOT.
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Re: Federer
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 11:43:49 AM »
It looks like Federer will win this match...

I think he will probably win, I'm gutted that Andy Murray is out, though. I wish Nadal was still in the competition too.

I'm hoping that Jo Konta will win (as obviously, I'm English) but I think Venus Williams will beat her.

Venus is in the finals, not Serena.



Uh, yeah, I know *confused* that is what I wrote.

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Re: Federer
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017, 12:16:03 PM »
It looks like Federer will win this match...

I think he will probably win, I'm gutted that Andy Murray is out, though. I wish Nadal was still in the competition too.

I'm hoping that Jo Konta will win (as obviously, I'm English) but I think Venus Williams will beat her.

Venus is in the finals, not Serena.



Uh, yeah, I know *confused* that is what I wrote.

Mis-quoted.  Whoops.

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Re: Federer
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 09:05:45 AM »

Roger the GOAT!

Greatest Of All Time.






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Oh right!:)