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      Reply #30: Jul 02, 2008 11:16:29 pm
      I think its fair to say that Nadal well and truely beat murray today. imo this is the year that federer loses his title, nadal is in such good form and he may have the mental edge over federer after how he ripped him apart at roland garros. Last year he nearly beat him and he has improved alot since then, I dont know how nadal can not be number1 if he wins it though  :-\ especially seeing as he will be the 1st player since bjorg to win both roland garros and wimbledon.

      The womens looks set for  an all williams final, they will probs get the doubles too.

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      Reply #31: Jul 03, 2008 08:38:46 am
      After quitting the game a few months ago, i followed the international stage much more closely.

      My tips before the tournament are still in despite all these upsets.

      Nadal and Venus Williams for me.

      For Nadal it will be a battle of nerves in the final. He isplaying the best tennis and is on fire.

      Safin, lord knows i love the guy to death, its so great to see him back where he should be. That rain delay served him (get it, served? ill show myself out) well, really helped him relax and calm the nerves.
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      Reply #32: Jul 03, 2008 01:36:30 pm
      I agree with the comments about Nadel he had a few errors in the match against Murray yesterday but still made him look like an amateur and every time Murray tried a drop shot he just embarrassed himself when it came back with immense speed and curve.  Nadel will win Wimbledon this year and I'm tipping Serena for the women's. 
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      Reply #33: Jul 03, 2008 11:59:15 pm
      So its the Williams sisters in the final, i think Serena will win it

      Im looking forward to watching Nadal get to the final and beat Federer!
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      Reply #34: Jul 04, 2008 10:40:03 pm
      So its the Williams sisters in the final, I think Serena will win it

      Im looking forward to watching Nadal get to the final and beat Federer!

      You're a very wise man Kenny :D
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      Reply #35: Jul 04, 2008 10:49:00 pm
      You're a very wise man Kenny :D

      damn right i am ;) :D
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      Reply #36: Jul 05, 2008 06:03:29 pm
      So its the Williams sisters in the final, I think Serena will win it

      You're a very wise man Kenny :D


      I'll hault you there sir ;D

      Venus triumphs in one of the best ladies matches i have seen. Power hitting in gusty conditions. Venus was just too good. 1/1 for me, come on Rafa!
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      Reply #37: Jul 05, 2008 07:40:59 pm
      I'll hault you there sir ;D

      Venus triumphs in one of the best ladies matches I have seen.

      Did i say Serena to win? What i really meant was Serena and Venus to win the doubles ;)

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      Reply #38: Jul 05, 2008 07:42:47 pm
      Cant wait until the final tomorrow, i hope Rafa wins as its about time federer lost this final. I dont understand why Nadal wont go to number 1 if he wins though
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      Reply #39: Jul 05, 2008 08:38:04 pm
      The williams sisters just won doubles with ease
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      Reply #40: Jul 06, 2008 12:40:48 pm
      I'll hault you there sir ;D

      Venus triumphs in one of the best ladies matches I have seen. Power hitting in gusty conditions. Venus was just too good. 1/1 for me, come on Rafa!

      Serena is the older one yes ;)

      Cant wait until the final tomorrow, I hope Rafa wins as its about time federer lost this final. I dont understand why Nadal wont go to number 1 if he wins though

      It's all to do with the ATP ranking system but I reckon the way he has been playing he will soon tip Fed of the top spot!


      Just to wet the appetite...


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39PByFQNCy8

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uLoBbwxTjA&feature=related

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2LpDVx2TEw&feature=related

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTNLCxD8kTY&feature=related


      Vamos Rafa!

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      Reply #41: Jul 06, 2008 03:25:35 pm
      Nadal has taken the 1st set
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      Reply #42: Jul 06, 2008 03:31:10 pm
      Ano im watching it now. Im going for fed though :D
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      Reply #43: Jul 06, 2008 03:34:32 pm
      Fed just broke, come on roger!
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      Reply #44: Jul 06, 2008 03:45:07 pm
      I want this to be a five set thriller. Decided on a tie break. And a nice female streaker to run on near the end with the BBC not noticing.  ;)

      Oh, and after seeing him in the crowd, for Nadal to volley a tennis ball on that ponce Boris Johnson's head!
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      Reply #45: Jul 06, 2008 03:50:57 pm
      I want this to be a five set thriller. Decided on a tie break. And a nice female streaker to run on near the end with the BBC not noticing.  ;)

      Oh, and after seeing him in the crowd, for Nadal to volley a tennis ball on that ponce Boris Johnson's head!

      Maybe Sharapova could be that particular female :D

      Nadal breaks back :(
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      Reply #46: Jul 06, 2008 04:06:45 pm
      Maybe Sharapova could be that particular female :D

      Good thinking! That would be great!



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      Reply #47: Jul 06, 2008 04:09:08 pm
      Wow! i missed the 2nd set thanks to that pic :lmao:

      This is a top game!
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      Reply #48: Jul 06, 2008 04:11:17 pm
      No! Nadal 2-0 up
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      Reply #49: Jul 06, 2008 04:14:35 pm
      great pic of sharapove ;D

      Nadal 4-1 down to take the 2nd set!
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      Reply #50: Jul 06, 2008 04:18:01 pm
      I'm beginning to think that this is a year to be a spaniard.

      Nadal simply looks too good for Federer when it matters.
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      Reply #51: Jul 06, 2008 04:24:31 pm
      Hmmm Nadal hurt? This could get interesting
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      Reply #52: Jul 06, 2008 04:27:03 pm
      He looks alright now though. Well, if he can stop Federer breaking him in this game.
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      Reply #53: Jul 06, 2008 04:54:30 pm
      My tips before the tournament are still in despite all these upsets.

      Nadal and Venus Williams for me.

      For Nadal it will be a battle of nerves in the final. He isplaying the best tennis and is on fire.

      Oh how i love to be right. But its not over yet by any means. A highlight in my life will be when Roger Federer loses at Wimbledon and for it to be to Rafa the REAL No. 1 would make it even sweeter.

      Rain delay now wont do Nadal any good, hope he comes out all guns blazing and targets that weak backhand of Federer.

      Fed has no answers, its awesome to watch. His comments before the match show how much of an arrogant tit he is, 'I'm very calm on the court....Dont write me off' Well i can tick the first one off as being absolte tosh, he told some guy in the crowd to shut up! The second, well only time will tell ;D

      Come on Rafa!
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      Reply #54: Jul 06, 2008 06:21:43 pm
      Oh boy. After that rain delay it seems Fed has been unleashed. Hang in there Raf!
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      Reply #55: Jul 06, 2008 06:31:53 pm
      I feel a special mention has to go to 14 year old Laura Robson won his years girls title at Wimbledon.

      By Piers Newbery
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      Laura Robson became the first Briton to win the Wimbledon girls' title since 1984 with victory over Thai third seed Noppawan Lertcheewakarn on Court One.

      The 14-year-old Londoner came through 6-3 3-6 6-1 to match Annabel Croft's achievement of 24 years ago and win an event open to players aged up to 18.

      Robson was playing in front of the biggest crowd of her life and against an opponent two years older than her.

      But she held her nerve to dominate a tense final set in blustery conditions.

      "It was so good today as all the crowd were behind me and it was an overhwelming experience," she told BBC Sport.

      "I thought I was going to be sick when I walked on court as there were so many people watching.



      Robson ecstatic after winning girls' title
      "In the second set I went a bit mad but I got it back together and that is how I won I think."

      Robson was born in Australia and spent the first six years of her life in Singapore, but now lives just five minutes' walk from the All England Club.

      She follows the likes of Amelie Mauresmo, Martina Hingis and Tracy Austin as a winner of the junior singles title.

      The victory means she will be considered for a wildcard into next year's senior event at the All England Club.

      Robson, who does not turn 15 until 21 January, was the youngest player in any event at this year's Wimbledon and plans to start competing in senior events next year.

      The pressure was on the home favourite, with LTA chief Roger Draper and GB Fed Cup coach Nigel Sears among the crowd on a packed Court One.

       Hopefully they will give me a wildcard into next year's senior event

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      But despite the crowd and the windy conditions, the Briton remained as unruffled as she has throughout the tournament, breaking at the first opportunity.

      Lertcheewakarn got back on level terms when Robson netted a forehand in game five, but from that moment the Briton took charge of the set.

      The second followed a similar pattern at first, with Robson twice going a break up, before the Thai finally found her rhythm off the ground and reeled off four straight games.

      Robson grabbed the initiative in the opening game of the decider with a blistering forehand from outside the tram lines.

      Again she broke at the first opportunity before handing the initiative straight back, but the key this time was that Robson managed to consolidate the next break to lead 4-1.

      She was able to relax and really attack the next Lertcheewakarn service game, breaking again before serving out the match on her second championship point.

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      If the LTA take care of her, we could see Laura at the top of the women's game in years to come

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      Speaking immediately afterwards, Robson was keen to look ahead to the 2009 Championships.

      "Hopefully they will give me a wildcard into next year's senior event," she said. "I think last year they gave it to the winners of the juniors so hopefully they wil give it to me."

      Asked if she had received any response from Marat Safin after saying on Friday that she would like to escort the Russian to the champions' ball, she said: "His agent gave me a letter from him today and it said… I've got it memorised actually… 'To Laura, I'm sorry I couldn't come to the ball but good luck for the final' and then he signed his name. It was really nice."

      And should she get a wildcard for next year's event and find herself drawn against champion Venus Williams, Robson will not be lacking in confidence.

      "I will take her down!" she joked.

      Robson later came into the Royal Box on Centre Court, after the women's doubles final, to rapturous applause to be presented with her trophy in front of the crowd there.

      Well done Laura!



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      Reply #56: Jul 06, 2008 06:38:45 pm
      Watched an in depth story of that win for young Laura Robson during the rain delay. Down to earth and charming. Let hope for the game's sake she can kick on her career.
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      Reply #57: Jul 06, 2008 06:43:07 pm
      Federer is looking back to his best here. Looks a whole lot sharper! This fourth set is going to be a good one. Some quality Tennis on display now.
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      Reply #58: Jul 06, 2008 06:51:17 pm
      Yea he does seem to have improved on his returns a lot better and more like the champion he is, but I fear Rafa is a man on a mission and it is gonna take a whole lot to get back in this match.  Nadel has just gone up 3 games to 2 in the forth set! this is a great match.

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      Reply #59: Jul 06, 2008 06:54:04 pm
      Watched an in depth story of that win for young Laura Robson during the rain delay. Down to earth and charming. Let hope for the game's sake she can kick on her career.

      Australian born too!

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