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Offline Nev

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Re: Tennis 2019
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2019, 09:35:06 PM »
I still find it impossible to enjoy watching Federer. I can appreciate and admire the skill but he is like a machine, barely breaking sweat, showing little emotion yet easing to victory.
Although true to the seedings, this has been the poorest tournament for years. Predictable, straightforward and almost technically perfect in both codes. Great tennis, poor entertainment.

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Re: Tennis 2019
« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2019, 11:37:59 PM »
I've enjoyed watching Federer over the years far far more than Nadal and Djokovic.

His style has always been so graceful.

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Re: Tennis 2019
« Reply #62 on: July 13, 2019, 12:00:26 AM »
Those top three guys are so good that I can't help but think men's tennis is going to enter a kind of dark ages when they've all retired.

It's mental. What really struck me today is how diminished they all are compared to their primes, but they're *still* this much better than everyone else. It just goes to show how superior they were to everyone back when they were still at their best, and when there were still a few other players around who had the experience of closing out a slam. It's really crazy.

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Re: Tennis 2019
« Reply #63 on: July 13, 2019, 12:13:06 AM »
Those top three guys are so good that I can't help but think men's tennis is going to enter a kind of dark ages when they've all retired.

It's mental. What really struck me today is how diminished they all are compared to their primes, but they're *still* this much better than everyone else. It just goes to show how superior they were to everyone back when they were still at their best, and when there were still a few other players around who had the experience of closing out a slam. It's really crazy.
It is.  It also makes you realise what an achievement it was for Murray and Wawrinka to win three slams each in this era.

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Re: Tennis 2019
« Reply #64 on: July 13, 2019, 12:32:12 AM »
Yep, in any other era they're each looking at 5-10, maybe even 12.

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Re: Tennis 2019
« Reply #65 on: July 13, 2019, 03:22:31 PM »
Wow.  That was one of the best performances I've ever seen from a female player.  Halep was getting the ball back in play like Djokovic.

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Re: Tennis 2019
« Reply #66 on: July 13, 2019, 03:27:10 PM »
Serena Williams made a lot of unforced errors, but that was brilliant from Simona Halep. Great stuff

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« Reply #67 on: July 13, 2019, 10:56:24 PM »
Wow.  That was one of the best performances I've ever seen from a female player.  Halep was getting the ball back in play like Djokovic.

Indeed.  And even me, an old cynic, could not be anything but moved by the gloriously gracious, eloquent and humble way in which she handled the on-court interview in the immediate aftermath of her victory.

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Re: Tennis 2019
« Reply #68 on: July 14, 2019, 07:18:48 PM »
While waiting for New Zealand to bat, just checked Djokovic won 13-12 in 5th set tie break.

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Re: Tennis 2019
« Reply #69 on: July 14, 2019, 08:58:29 PM »
From the scores, it looked like an amazing final...shame it was overshadowed by the cricket.