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The man just refuses to lose his game, its really quite astonishing, the man is 30 years old with kids and has won everything yet he continues to fight on. Nadal who is federer's only real obstacle seems to be on his way out of tennis (only nadal can beat federer when federer plays at his top level, not novak not andy only Nadal). So the question is does Fed reach 20 grandslams? if not 18?
- football4life football4life Sep 12, 2011 14:17 Flag
Agreed Darren! The call was correct yet Serena continued to berate her and unfairly took the spotlight away from the wonderful display Sam was putting on. Serena should be made to acknowledge that the correct call was made and the incident was of her making only.
- football4life football4life Jul 2, 2011 15:51 Flag
Good Call Bobito, I thought Maria would outlast her for sure. On the positive note we finally had a young player player step up her game and take victory. Hopefully if she keeps her form and Maria stays healthy the other players will be forced to become more aggressive in developing their game.
- football4life football4life Jun 30, 2011 19:24 Flag
I was impressed how Kvitova recovered from her second set woes, if that forehand goes bad on saturday Maria will pounce.
- football4life football4life Jun 29, 2011 19:47 Flag
rockgnr, Tsonga made a 22 year old nadal look really bad at the SF of Aussi in the past. He's very talented and inconsistent, on his day he can beat anybody. Also, Fed made more unforced errors than we see from him, in the 5th set he had some points on Tsonga's serve that he cheaply gave away with long forehands. Fed still belongs in the same league as Nadal, Nole, and ahead of Andy. It really shows his greatness that at his age he can still hang with extremely talented and motivated players in the prime of their careers. In regards to Fed only winning 1 or 2 more slams I think that's a fair statement. Currently we have 5 players who are capable of winning a slam (as delpo is finally getting healthy again). I don't see any individual winning more than 3 in the next two years.
- football4life football4life Jun 29, 2011 17:11 Flag
Experience is key in the latter stages of a tournament especially in womens tennis where we see mental lapses. Sharapova is also playing at a high level right now. I think she is an overwhelming favourite to get to the final. I'm really looking forward to the SF of Kvitova vs. Azarenka.
- football4life football4life Jun 28, 2011 15:55 Flag
I think this is the problem with injury timeouts in general, they can be abused. Unfortunately, what other option is there? I would rather have the rule there and have it be abused sometimes rather than have a player who is in sincere need of a timeout be denied because its at a critical point of a set.
- football4life football4life Jun 25, 2011 00:38 Flag
Bringing that up again, you also guaranteed that if Nadal plays with the watch he would lose to Fed. Well he won in a match where both men produced superb levels of play.
- football4life football4life Jun 18, 2011 08:53 Flag
To add to the points made about the unfairness of the seedings at wimbledon i present Federer. As Bobito mentioned before Henman got high seedings because of his "past accomplishments" on grass. Based on that past and the extreme bump of Serena shouldn't Fed be #2 as he has had much more success at Wimbledon than Novak has. The seeding system at the moment lacks clarity and opens the door to rigging based on what makes the most money.
The level just keeps on dropping. Will Sam Stouser, Caroline, Azerenka or anybody of the youngies step up and force the rest to bring up their games. This is seriously getting painful.
- football4life football4life Jun 6, 2011 14:53 Flag
That has to be one of the dumbest questions i've heard. In reality, the french open is the best slam as far as making the right calls since all courts are clay and the ball mark can be spotted, as opposed to the other slams where only the main courts have hawkeye while others (often ranked players in 1st and 2nd round matches) have to live without it. So your complaints should be about the other slams not the french open.
- football4life football4life Jun 5, 2011 12:45 Flag
Novak sometimes wears a hat on court so does murray, are they bad players? Roddick won a slam wearing a hat on court so did Hewitt, are they bad players? your points lack any sort of logic.
- football4life football4life May 31, 2011 01:29 Flag
Well said Sparky! I recall the same thing happening to Fed 2 years ago, Novak until this year viewed tennis as a grind. Like you said winning or losing has a role in this situation. Ironically, the two players that seem to enjoy themselves the most on the court are underachievers who lack work ethic Monfils and Tsonga (Monfil's match earlier today drives the point home there is no reason this guy can't be on the same level as the elite 3 except for his lack of focus and terrible fitness).
- football4life football4life May 30, 2011 22:49 Flag
Actually he does work for a living. Pro players don't just sit around on the coach and then go play a match. It's a constant life style revolving around training, scheduling, diet, etc.... Going out to do cardio,footwork, serves, etc... in the summer heat is not fun.
- football4life football4life May 17, 2011 03:49 Flag
I believe he can win another slam but needs some luck along the way. At the moment I don't believe he is able to beat Nadal and Novak back to back in SF and Final.
- Reply to Bobito May 16, 2011 14:02football4life football4life May 16, 2011 22:38 Flag
Actually Igor/Phoenix, he will need atleast 3 weeks to become #1. Also, don't forget that Djokovic has NEVER beaten Nadal or Federer in a slam final. He is playing out of his mind right now but I believe that during the summer circumstances will come where his confidence and form will suffer (Not a criticism of Novak, nobody could sustain form like that, tennis is simply too hard). That being said lets all enjoy his current form to push around a 24 year old Nadal on clay means you are doing something extremely special.
- football4life football4life Jan 20, 2011 05:34 Flag
Don't even get me started about the Mehut match, instead of slamming isner for failing to break for that long, they presented as if it was high level and determination play by both. Look at the heart of isner, how in shape he is blah blah blah.... Like I said home country bias can't be avoided anywhere I'm afraid.
- football4life football4life Jan 20, 2011 05:29 Flag
Yeah he said that a while back when isner started climbing the rankings, he had beaten roddick in the US open shortly beforehand and McEnroe let his optimism and American bias get the best of him. To be fair though, he didn't mean that Rafa was more worried about Isner than fed, or joker. He was saying that Isner is the most worrisome amongst the floaters in the first week (still a homer statement though).