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Wimbledon 2014 - June 23rd to July 6th

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Did BBC even need a poll for that? Who the hell is Bobby Charlton' date=' Beckham is more popular because of his looks and wife. Goddy rules.:two_thumbs_up:[/quote'] U seriously don't know who bobby Charlton is? Do some research mate

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As deplorable as Nadal is, his fans are even more so. Many of them justifying his horrible time wasting. I said it in the French Open final as well, Nadal is given more lee-way than anyone else and there is simply nothing being done to stop his time wasting.
borderline mental this post is :facepalm:

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The middle Sunday bullshit is again helping one side of the draw. While the top half will finish their 4th round on Monday the bottom half will have to play R4 and QF on consecutive days. And someone like Stan who hasn't even started his R3, will have to play 3 days in a row if he goes to QF. Stupidity at its best. They have broken the middle Sunday tradition 3 times in the past. Could have easily got everything back on track this time too, considering the sunny forecast for tomorrow but they had to continue this stupid tradition giving distinct advantage to some players.

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The middle Sunday bullshit is again helping one side of the draw. While the top half will finish their 4th round on Monday the bottom half will have to play R4 and QF on consecutive days. And someone like Stan who hasn't even started his R3' date=' will have to play 3 days in a row if he goes to QF. Stupidity at its best. They have broken the middle Sunday tradition 3 times in the past. Could have easily got everything back on track this time too, considering the sunny forecast for tomorrow but they had to continue this stupid tradition giving distinct advantage to some players.[/quote'] absolutely.stupid tradition or rules hampering the general norm of the game

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borderline mental this post is :facepalm:
What's mental? I made a valid point, Nadal's time wasting far and away the worst. Maybe speeding up would improve his chances just as much as his rivals, but given he wins long brutal points, I think it would be detrimental to him. Rules are rules and they are simply not enforcing them with the top guys, Novak included, but Rafa is without any doubt the worst. It's "borderline" cheating.

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It is the hot topic in tennis at the moment, Nadal's time wasting, more and more people are getting annoyed by it. So Nadal hits back: http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Rafael-Nadal-responds-to-Roger-Federer-I-am-tired-of-always-hearing-the-same-things-articolo18838.html "It comes a time when this little song gets everyone tired. There is an umpire, let's let him take those decisions, that's what he is there for. People should stop coming to press conferences always repeating the same things" said Rafael to the journalists at the end of the first week of competition in London. "I asked how things were going for our sport in terms of interest and participation, and I have been replied that tennis was growing more and more despite a worldwide economical recession. I would say tennis fans have become more numerous, rather than less. Obviously, when Federer talks is Federer talking, but right now it's me saying this. Everybody would just turn things around and make them sound the way it better suits their position. Also, I don't think I am the only one violating the rule. Novak Djokovic too has been warned many times. Actually I think he has been told off many more times than I did" finally continued Nadal. http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Tennis---TIME-OUT-Rafael-Nadal-leads-list-of-time-violations-on-ATP-Tour-this-season-articolo14849.html Nadal is 3 times more guilty than Djokovic. Djokovic bad, but Nadal he is just pathetic. Not only that, Nadal has the nerve to put the blame on someone else, falsely as well.

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Nadal seems to be losing this 3rd set gone. He does not have any answer for the serves. 30+ aces already.
Not his fault,this guy is serving immensely well.Nadal too has served well,good match to watch

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Yeah needs to work on the return but tell u what' date='this guy is immensely talented and some of his forehand and backhand winners are a treat to watch.now he's 2-1 up,beware of a Nadal comeback now[/quote'] Nadal might win this but the main thing is that he is not able to impose his will on the game and that's dangerous because there's no pattern established

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Not his fault' date='this guy is serving immensely well.Nadal too has served well,good match to watch[/quote'] There is nothing Nadal can do if the other guy continues to serve like that, however Nadal has had some chances on second serves and in the TBs but he failed to take those. Generally Nadal is good at playing well in crucial moments, today it's been the opposite. Gotta give a lot of credit to Kyrigos, he is steady as a rock, no let up at all.

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There is nothing Nadal can do if the other guy continues to serve like that' date=' however Nadal has had some chances on second serves and in the TBs but he failed to take those. Generally Nadal is good at playing well in crucial moments, today it's been the opposite. Gotta give a lot of credit to Kyrigos, he is steady as a rock, no let up at all.[/quote'] TBs are generally a test of nerves and this kid has done well. Holy ****,look at that backhand winner!!

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Murray is currently better on grass. Djokovic would fancy his chances in 5 sets. We'll very interesting.
But Federer has a pretty easy road to the final now and he has had a very easy draw so far. Murray and Djokovic will probably fight it out in the semi.

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Having said that with a bit of luck Nadal could be playing Gasquet here instead of Kyrigos. Gasquet failed to convert 9 match points. Nadal got a nightmare draw with 3 of the 4 rounds against big servers and it took its toll finally. And had he won this one he would have faced Raonic next. :haha:

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Can't trust fed these days' date='he can be brilliant till the qf then suddenly become federror and display horrible tennis to fet knocked out.which side of the draw is stan in?[/quote'] It depends on his level of play. But he seems to be a man on a mission in this tournament. Tomorrow would be his toughest contest before the final.

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Nadal simply can't handle the power from the other side of the net on grass. The low bounce means he doesn't have anywhere near the time to run around his back hand side. On HC and clay he would have come through, but the differences make this sport a great leveller.

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Nadal simply can't handle the power from the other side of the net on grass. The low bounce means he doesn't have anywhere near the time to run around his back hand side. On HC and clay he would have come through' date=' but the differences make this sport a great leveller.[/quote'] Only Borg has done the French, Wimbledon double more than Nadal. (3 vs 2). Nadal has been to 5 Wimbledon finals after winning the French Open. It is considered to be one of the toughest thing in tennis. Also he got a killer draw this year. At some point it takes a mental toll. Kyrigos did not drop is level of serve even once in the match. He was hitting the lines at will. Very few people could do anything about those serves. I don't see anyone expect Novak maybe returning most of those aces. He hit 35+ aces in 4 sets. It's not easy to win against such a player playing at such high level. But still it was a tight match with 2 TBs. A few points decided the match and that happens in tennis. Sometimes those points go against you, you have to accept it and move on.

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Can't trust fed these days' date='he can be brilliant till the qf then suddenly become federror and display horrible tennis to fet knocked out.which side of the draw is stan in?[/quote'] Wawrinka can't beat Federer on grass ,takes too much of a cut on his swings. Murray is the real problem

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Kid played very well but Nadal had his chances.. couldn't take those. Sank some routine forehands in Net or wide. He was well below par. A guy like Murray who slices very well would have taken care of this Kid.But good to see new kid on the block.

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Kid played very well but Nadal had his chances.. couldn't take those. Sank some routine forehands in Net or wide. He was well below par. A guy like Murray who slices very well would have taken care of this Kid.But good to see new kid on the block.
Yes it is very encouraging to see a teenager doing well. That hasn't happened in the last 7-8 years. This guy has amazing composure. He was down 0-30 or 15-30 a number of times on his serve but he came up with some huge serves. That's a very good sign for such a young guy. Nadal did miss a lot of routine shots but it was due to the pressure applied by Kyrigos on his game in general. When you feel like you have to make that shot you end up missing it. So a lot of credit goes to Kyrigos. Nadal usually plays even better when he is down as we have already seen in this tournament but today was not his day. He played decent enough imo, the other guy was just better.

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Well looks like all Indians and 1 Paki are still in contention Rohan Boppana Leander Paes Mahesh Bhupati Sania Mirza Aslam Quershi(Pak) Bhupati is playing his last Grandslam is he still in??? Also what did I read he has signed Murray for his sports agency,Kudos good catch :nice:

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But Federer has a pretty easy road to the final now and he has had a very easy draw so far. Murray and Djokovic will probably fight it out in the semi.
Spoken like a true Nadal fan. Federer's draw looks easier on paper because of the relatively unknown and low seeds left in his half but his draw is pretty tough on grass. Both Raonic and Kyrgios can be a serious threat to anyone on grass if they continue to serve so well and Wawrinka should be a stern test for Federer predominantly because they both play similar styles and their styles are optimal for grass. Then if he makes it to the final, he faces most likely one of Djokovic or Murray. How is that an easy draw ?

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