Official Tennis Thread
Posted 23 June 2008 - 07:12 PM
QUOTE (Tmlrocks27 @ Jun 9 2008, 11:20 AM)
nadal is solid on clay, prob one of the best ever but federer owns grass and if they meet in the final again fed will win but i expect it will be djokovic vs federer. Hopefully roddick performs well...2 weeks
Federer will win again this year, only dropping 2 sets...
Posted 24 June 2008 - 07:21 PM
QUOTE (Tmlrocks27 @ Jun 23 2008, 08:00 PM)
i think federer will drop more then 2 sets, he has a really tough draw and if he is to win, i find it likely he will drop more then 2 sets.
At first glance I thought it looked like a tough draw as well, but I think his game will match up fine against his projected opponents. Soderling will never break him, although he may push him to a couple tie breaks. 3rd Round will be a breeze. 4th (likely Hewitt or Gonzalez) are both on the downsides of their games. 5th Round, Ferrer can hardly be considered an expert turf player, so there's a good chance he won't lose any up until this point.
Basically it comes down to how you think he'll do against (likely scenario) Djoke and Nadal. Throw in the possibility that there is a minor chance that one of them will be upset, and it's unlikely that Fed will be pushed to 5 set in any match (my opinion).
But 2-3 losses is the maximum I see.
Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:23 AM
QUOTE (Tmlrocks27 @ Jan 23 2009, 10:03 PM)
pathetic how mods can spam
sucks that ivanovic lost, hopefully roddick can get to the quarters and knock off possibly djokovic.
Spam? oh spare me...
So you completely missed the dust up between the Bosnians and Serbs (I believe it was) in Australia or what?
Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:03 PM
Oh quit your meddling it's going no where.
Too bad Djokovic couldn't finish. Once the heat starts getting to you it's hard to recover.
Roddick kinda lucked out (for lack of a better phrase) on this one, I want to see how he does against Feds before I start calling it a come-back or anything.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:03 AM
QUOTE (Tmlrocks27 @ Jan 27 2009, 04:46 PM)
how did roddick luck out? just because hes better conditioned then jokeovic? its jokeovics own fault, should've been prepared.
He lucked out (again for lack of a better phrase), again, because his competitor got ill and dehydrated (was cramping up apparently) in the near 60 degree heat and wasn't able to play to the best of his abilities (his abilities which allowed him to beat Roddick in the past)
Sure he probably wasn't prepared enough for the match, but Roddick still never really had any competition past the 2nd set. Essentially he got a glorified practice session.
No one, Roddick included, wants to win like that because he didn't really have to fight to earn it. Federer should be the better test since he's had a history of beating Roddick too. Should be a good match.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:51 AM
QUOTE (Tmlrocks27 @ Jan 27 2009, 07:42 PM)
you cant fault someone for being better prepared and conditioned by calling him lucky. Roddick has been playing a lot better tennis of late then novak, and even tho novak has beaten him in the PAST, I think roddick would've beaten him anyways regardless of heat.
Federer will probably win but lets go roddick.
I'm not faulting him, if anything I'm faulting Djokovic. Roddick is just lucky for the fact that he basically got a bye to the next round.
Who knows, looked like a promising match to start, but into the 3rd set his opponent couldn't handle the heat.
All I'm saying that one won't exactly go down in the history books as a hard fought match
Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:20 AM
QUOTE (summerstar1 @ Jan 28 2009, 07:52 PM)
I can't really agree that Roddick lucked out, like Tmlrock27 said.. Roddick was much more prepared physically for this match.
This isn't the first time it's happened to Djokovic either, I really like the guy, he is one of my favourites, but he needs better conditioning if this isn't a one time thing.
I'll admit Roddick had it easier since Novak couldn't handle the weather though. But regardless of Djoko getting ill or not, I think it would have been a long match with it going either way.
Tonight will be a better measuring stick for Roddick though, he's looking a lot better and I'm sure losing weight helped his game a great deal. I think he can give Federer a run for his money. Will Roddick win? I can't guarantee it, but I hope he gives it his all and makes a match out of it.. I don't wanna wake up at 3:30am to see Roddick play his worst tennis.
Djokovic also at his best would have given him a much better match is all I'm saying. That guy didn't show up, so Roddick essentially got an easiet route as a result. He didn't advance solely on his efforts...that is luck.
Anyway, Federer just took the first set without much of a hassle, should be good to see how Andy reacts...although I'm a much bigger supporter of Feds so hopefully not enough to come back and win
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