realmadrid_old
who do you have winning in Australia this year?
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thechief57
its a cross between Brian Gobler and tiger woods[afro]
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me123_old
From the start I believe that everyone had it narrowed down to 4: Federer, Nadal, Murray and Del Potro. Now that we are into the quarter finals(at least half of the bracket, and I think Federer will punish the Aussie favorite Hewitt) at least 2 of those guys are still around with a 3rd probably. I was surprised that Del Potro struggled so badly today. With that said, the other 3 favorites look PHENOMENAL. Murray has yet to drop a set, Nadal has been rolling, and Federer has been Federer. Now, Roddick has advanced to the quarters, but, he looked far from impressive against Gonzalez until the 4th set and Marin Cilic has looked good this tourney so far and I think he'll beat out Roddick. My Predictions: (1)Federer over (22) Hewitt in the 4th round, (9)Verdasco over (6)Davydenko in the 4th Round, (3)Djokovic over Kubot in the 4th round, (10)Tsonga over (26)Almagro in the 4th round
Quarters
(1) Federer def. (9)Verdasco- What can I say? Federer is Federer and he is back to his #1 in the world form after taking a small step back for a little while last year, look out Australia.
(10)Tsonga def. (3)Djokovic- I really like Tsonga as he has a great all-around game. Djokovich is a very good player as well he is athletic and very accurate, but, he struggles with the heat, so, if it is hot look out.
(14)Cilic def. (7)Roddick- Roddick got worn down and exposed against Fernando Gonzalez tonight and he appeared to tweak his knee again. On top of that, Cilic is such an all-around great player: Speed, power, accuracy.....he'll be hard to beat.
(4)Murray def. (2)Nadal- Nadal has looked good thus far, but, Murray has looked darn-near unbeatable. This seems to be the Major that Murray is putting it all together
SEMIS
(1)Federer def. (10)Tsonga- I think a quick quarter final win for Federer coupled with a LONG quarterfinal win by Tsonga will give Federer the edge. Federer is just that good of a player and can beat you in so many ways.
(4)Murray def. (14)Cilic- Murray will continue to roll against another young, up-and-coming player.
FINAL
(1)Federer def. (4)Murray- Roger will be Roger when all is said and done and will add to that magical career. I think Murray will push it to 5 sets, but, his lack of long games will eventually hurt him a little bit. Federer is just TOO GOOD.
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mredd22
Wow great calls me123^^^

I didn't know anyone even talked tennis on here so I haven't even been checking. I'm watching the finals live right now, holy crap is this some insane tennis. I want to stay up and finish it really bad but I know it's probably gonna be at least 3 hours.

Anyone know when or if their showing a replay? This is looking like it's shaping up to be a class.

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quinnster10
mredd22 wrote:


Wow great calls me123^^^

I didn't know anyone even talked tennis on here so I haven't even been checking. I'm watching the finals live right now, holy crap is this some insane tennis. I want to stay up and finish it really bad but I know it's probably gonna be at least 3 hours.

Anyone know when or if their showing a replay? This is looking like it's shaping up to be a class.


Unfortunately no.

Federer takes the 1st set 6-3, both players were a bit shaky to start, and Murray will really need to improve his 1st serve percentage or Fed will take this in straight sets.
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quinnster10
Just like that Murray is still struggling to maintain a consistent serve and even when he is getting his 1st serve in, he is taking 10-15 mph off of it. He is not winning any cheap points which is his forte, but with someone like Federer who covers ground just as effectively as Murray, he will need to start having easier service games. Federer up a break as he tries to hold it that break lead serving 2-1, 2nd set.
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quinnster10
Fed takes the 2nd set 6-4, Murray will really have to raise his game if he wants this to extend past 3. His 1st serve percentage improved from set 1, but he hit only 7 winners in set 2. Playing defensive tennis will only go so far against Fed, he has to be more like Nadal, play solid defensive tennis, but turn that defense into offense. I don't see Murray taking this 3rd set though, and I think Fed will win 6-4 again en route to his 16th Grand Slam title.
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quinnster10
Well Murray has shown signs of life and a Federer let down in this 3rd set has opened the door for Murray. Murray leads 5-2 with Fed serving right now to stay in this 3rd set.
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quinnster10
Well Fed holds his serve and then breaks Murray and Federer will again be serving to stay in the 3rd set at 4-5. Lets see if Murray can step it up and either break Fed or force a tie break.
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quinnster10
Another long service game from Murray but he holds for a 6-5 lead, Fed serving either for a 3rd set tiebreak or we will be heading to a 4th set.
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quinnster10
We are heading to a 3rd set tiebreak as Federer holds.
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quinnster10
3 all now in the tiebreak on Fed's point.
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quinnster10
Murray can't convert on a few set points and its 6 all, on Murray's point.
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quinnster10
Some solid shot making has it at 9 all now, on Federer's point. Fed has blown 1 championship point and Murray has blown 3 set points.
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quinnster10
There it is #16. Federer wins 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(13-11).
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