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      Re: Tennis
      Reply #1740: Jul 05, 2018 09:34:54 pm
      Gonna need it but he might just cause him a problem or two. For the whole thing though, I'm backing Fed to do it again. Hopefully we can see Nadal and Federer meet again at this year's Wimbledon for the first time since the greatest final of them all 10 years ago.

      That would be so epic! Can Nadal meet Djokovic in the finals? If so, I wouldn't mind that too! And remember, the Wimbledon final is on at 14:00 and WC final 16:00!!!! Argh!!!
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      Reply #1741: Jul 05, 2018 09:37:23 pm
      Hopefully we can see Nadal and Federer meet again at this year's Wimbledon for the first time since the greatest final of them all 10 years ago.

      Wow that's gone quick!
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      Reply #1742: Jul 05, 2018 09:47:27 pm
      That would be so epic! Can Nadal meet Djokovic in the finals? If so, I wouldn't mind that too! And remember, the Wimbledon final is on at 14:00 and WC final 16:00!!!! Argh!!!

      Don't know why the final couldn't start at seven. A bit of an awkward time.


      I know. Scarily quick. Trying to think of ways to slow time down but I've not stumbled upon a solution!
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      Reply #1743: Jul 06, 2018 09:23:49 pm
      8 of the top 10 seeds out in the women's draw.

      Simona Halep's to lose surely.
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      Reply #1744: Jul 06, 2018 09:26:33 pm
      8 of the top 10 seeds out in the women's draw.

      Simona Halep's to lose surely.

      She has a tough opponent tomorrow, so possible!
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      Reply #1745: Jul 06, 2018 09:32:15 pm
      She has a tough opponent tomorrow, so possible!

      Nah she'll be too good for Hsieh.
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      Reply #1746: Jul 06, 2018 10:20:23 pm
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      Reply #1747: Jul 07, 2018 12:27:56 am

      This is a surprise and, if true, wonderful. Always liked Becker on the commentary even if I was a bit young to remember him as a player.
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      Reply #1748: Jul 07, 2018 04:21:46 pm
      Simona Halep's to lose surely.

      She’s gone too now!
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      Reply #1749: Jul 07, 2018 06:51:17 pm

      Just seen that when I got home.

      Only 1 of the top 10 seeds left now.
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      Reply #1750: Jul 07, 2018 06:59:01 pm
      Well, Nadal doesn’t usually make it this far at Wimbledon.
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      Reply #1751: Jul 10, 2018 02:37:08 pm
      Hope Ostapenko wins it, such a feisty character!!
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      Reply #1752: Jul 11, 2018 04:06:54 pm
      Fed in real trouble.
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      Reply #1753: Jul 11, 2018 04:11:48 pm

      Was cruising at one point.

      Nadal vs Del Potro, Nadal tore him apart at the French Open recently and already looking strong again in the early stages.
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      Reply #1754: Jul 11, 2018 05:28:31 pm
      Federer gone.
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      Reply #1755: Jul 11, 2018 05:41:16 pm
      Murray could have won this year had he not been injured.
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      Reply #1756: Jul 11, 2018 05:57:17 pm
      Murray could have won this year had he not been injured.

      I am enjoying him in the commentry box today!
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      Reply #1757: Jul 11, 2018 06:06:12 pm
      Argghh! Roger is out! So disappointed!

      But Del Potto v Nadal? Now that is a match and a half. Enough power in this match to create a black hole on Centre Court! Come on Del Potro!
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      Reply #1758: Jul 11, 2018 06:10:48 pm

      He's recently declared bankrupt ironically but didn't know about him donating to Hillsborough.
      Good man Boris, always liked the cut of his jib.
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      Reply #1759: Jul 11, 2018 06:14:39 pm
      I am enjoying him in the commentry box today!

      I'm really enjoying it as well. Smart and instinctively knows these players better than anyone on Centre Court at the moment.

      Andy's gold medal match against Del Potro at the Rio Olympics was probably, outside of the 2008 Wimbledon final, my most favourite match I've ever seen. Such an emotionally charged and physically draining occasion between the two players supported by a raucous Brazilian crowd. Such a beautiful match.
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      Reply #1760: Jul 11, 2018 08:56:03 pm
      Damn, watched the last few seconds of the Nadal match, and Murray said it was one of the best sets he has ever watched!
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      Reply #1761: Jul 11, 2018 11:08:28 pm
      The football was good tonight but in hindsight, I'm disappointed I didn't watch Nadal v DP all the way till the end even if the big Argentine went out. Simona Halep on twitter as well saying what a great match it was. Will have to catch the highlights. Should have been the final!!! And with the other fact of there being no much wanted Federer v Nadal rematch at Wimbledon it's a sad day!
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      Reply #1762: Jul 11, 2018 11:10:55 pm
      The football was good tonight but in hindsight, I'm disappointed I didn't watch Nadal v DP all the way till the end even if the big Argentine went out. Simona Halep on twitter as well saying what a great match it was. Will have to catch the highlights. Should have been the final!!! And with the other fact of there being no much wanted Federer v Nadal rematch at Wimbledon it's a sad day!

      Raging I missed it as well.

      I've missed too much Wimbledon this year for my liking.
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      Reply #1763: Jul 11, 2018 11:18:18 pm
      Raging I missed it as well.

      I've missed too much Wimbledon this year for my liking.

      Me too though through no choice of my own. Probably the least I've watched of Wimbledon in years and years which is a shame as I love the event.
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      Reply #1764: Jul 11, 2018 11:29:32 pm
      Me too though through no choice of my own. Probably the least I've watched of Wimbledon in years and years which is a shame as I love the event.

      Yep, same for me because of the World cup :(

      And I am disappointed we won't see both Djokovic and Nadal in the final :( The winner of that match surely will go on and win the final?
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      Reply #1765: Jul 12, 2018 06:06:08 pm
      Yep, same for me because of the World cup :(

      And I am disappointed we won't see both Djokovic and Nadal in the final :( The winner of that match surely will go on and win the final?

      You'd think so. John Isner and Kevin Anderson in the other semi final - hardly groundbreaking. Christ, I remember James Ward beating Isner three years ago in the Davis Cup in Glasgow - without that serve of his he is not much so clearly there's been a lack of quality on that side of the draw. Anderson? Fair play - he beat the greatest of them all so he deserves his chance.

      But to be honest, I don't think the competition of the men's game has been great for a couple of years. Murray's been injured for most of that period and Djokovic, Nadal and Federer all now seem very selective as to how they plan their season, usually arounf their favoured playing service. Murray will do the same when he fully returns - I wouldn't be surprised if he stops playing clay court tennis. When looking at the future, the likes of Thiem (ok he retired in the first round), Zverev and Kyrgios have threatened to break through but have so far yet to deliver on their full potential so I sometimes wonder what the future will look like beyond the heavy weight names of Federer and co.

      The women's game, by contrast, has been a lot more interesting to watch in the last couple of years.
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      Reply #1766: Jul 13, 2018 04:10:39 pm
      You can't call the Isner vs Anderson game, can you? So tight!!!
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      Reply #1767: Jul 13, 2018 08:51:55 pm
      Anderson with a 26-24 final set win.

      Nadal not looking like he will be getting the better of  Djokovic. Djokovic about the take the first set.
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      Reply #1768: Jul 13, 2018 08:54:18 pm
      Anderson with a 26-24 final set win.

      Nadal not looking like he will be getting the better of  Djokovic. Djokovic about the take the first set.

      Yeah, Djokovic looks great so far!!!
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      Reply #1769: Jul 13, 2018 09:30:36 pm
      Yeah, Djokovic looks great so far!!!

      Nadal broke serve quite comfortably in the this 2nd set and I thought he'd go on to take this set but Novak broke serve straight after. Nadal almost seems a bit predictable in this match, he's not mixing it up really and making too many unforced errors.

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