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    Quote Originally Posted by yonder1875 View Post
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    Strongly fancy Rafa to win today, should be some match - both have been brilliant so far.
    He's slight favourite, but I'm sticking with The Fed on grass.
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    Men's semi-final day. Quite comfortable dor Djokovic in the end, though he was pushed for a while at one set all.

    Really looking forward to this Federer-Nadal match.
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    Suprised to learn that Nadal leads Federer 10-3 in Grand Slam head to heads. Six of them have come at the French Open of course, where Nadal leads 6-0, but the Spaniard also leads Federer 3-1 on cement.
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    Magnificent first set goes to Federer on tie-break. It's living up to expectations.
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    Amazing standard so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibernia&Alba View Post
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    Magnificent first set goes to Federer on tie-break. It's living up to expectations.
    Rolls Royce v Ferrari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    Rolls Royce v Ferrari.
    Good analogy, mate
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    Second set Nadal 6-1, as Federer's game went to pieces. He needs a big response now, in order to swing the momentum back his way.
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    Third set Federer. What a great champions to compose himself like that after a disastrous set.
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    Federer a break up in set four - 3-1.

    I must admit I didn't see this coming but you can't help but admire his longevity. To still be playing at this standard at almost 38 years of age is simply incredible.

    100% the GOAT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir David Gray View Post
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    Federer a break up in set four - 3-1.

    I must admit I didn't see this coming but you can't help but admire his longevity. To still be playing at this standard at almost 38 years of age is simply incredible.

    100% the GOAT.


    I thought the match was slipping away from him second set, when he folded. Using all his experience to come through. I'd love to see him win the tournament again.
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    Federer wins 7-6 1-6 6-3 6-4.

    Federer v Djokovic on Sunday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir David Gray View Post
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    Federer wins 7-6 1-6 6-3 6-4.

    Federer v Djokovic on Sunday!
    That was tennis from the Gods. It's a privilege to be around when they play, in addition to Djokovic and Murray. It's a golden era of men's tennis, though it's coming to an end.
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    Good of them to finish just in time for The Jambo kick off! ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUTCHYHIBBY View Post
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    Good of them to finish just in time for The Jambo kick off! ☺
    They know their place in the sporting hierarchy
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    Great tennis match. We won't have these guys around too much longer, sadly.

    I fancy Novak in the final. He'll wear down Fed in these endless rallies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    Great tennis match. We won't have these guys around too much longer, sadly.

    I fancy Novak in the final. He'll wear down Fed in these endless rallies.
    I think Fed needs to get ahead. Djokovic wobbled under pressure today, and Federer needs to be in a position to turn the screw. Rodger to win!
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    Great tennis match. We won't have these guys around too much longer, sadly.

    I fancy Novak in the final. He'll wear down Fed in these endless rallies.
    I fancy him as well but the one thing that's for sure is that the majority of the crowd will be behind Federer and Djokovic doesn't like it when the crowd's against him, he's fairly thin skinned at times so that may get under his skin which may help Federer.

    Should be a cracker hopefully.
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    I suspect it isn't just me that's a wee bit jealous that Federer, Nadal and Djokovic - who have already won an exhaustive number of titles - seem to be almost superhuman in their ability to play seemingly forever without an ability-limiting injury, while our once-in-a-century player gets one at almost the exact moment he hits his peak (through no fault of his own, I might add). It's sickening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diclonius View Post
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    I suspect it isn't just me that's a wee bit jealous that Federer, Nadal and Djokovic - who have already won an exhaustive number of titles - seem to be almost superhuman in their ability to play seemingly forever without an ability-limiting injury, while our once-in-a-century player gets one at almost the exact moment he hits his peak (through no fault of his own, I might add). It's sickening.
    Yeah it is disappointing, I can only imagine how Murray himself feels!

    He was world number one, two years ago,
    when the seriousness of his problems first surfaced against Sam Querrey at Wimbledon.

    He's hardly played a singles match since then and it's unclear if he ever will play competitive singles again.

    Meanwhile Roger Federer is looking like he's possibly going to enter into his 40s whilst still competing at the very top of the game which is just ridiculous really.
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    Why are there so many members of the armed forces around at Wimbledon?
    Are they expecting the mob to rise up and attack the royal box?
    Dashed sinister I call it.

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    Master class from Halep, blew Serena Williams away inside an hour to win the championship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    Why are there so many members of the armed forces around at Wimbledon?
    Are they expecting the mob to rise up and attack the royal box?
    Dashed sinister I call it.
    Wimbledon recruits members of the Armed Forces (and also members of the Fire Brigade) to act as stewards during The Championships. They basically volunteer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Boatman View Post
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    Master class from Halep, blew Serena Williams away inside an hour to win the championship.
    I didn't watch it as I was at the football yesterday but it appears to have been a devastating performance by Halep. Sounds like the pressure of equalling the record got to Serena Williams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir David Gray View Post
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    I didn't watch it as I was at the football yesterday but it appears to have been a devastating performance by Halep. Sounds like the pressure of equalling the record got to Serena Williams.
    Same here and I haven't seen the highlights yet. Perhaps Serena just ran out of steam, after two weeks of tennis without any real preparation? Perhaps Halep was just tremendous on the day. What the reasons, it was a surprisingly one-sided result.

    I'd love to see Federer do it today.
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    Same here and I haven't seen the highlights yet. Perhaps Serena just ran out of steam, after two weeks of tennis without any real preparation? Perhaps Halep was just tremendous on the day. What the reasons, it was a surprisingly one-sided result.

    I'd love to see Federer do it today.
    I watched it on catch-up last night and it was definitely the cast that Halep was simply tremendous on the day. It was probably the finest individual performance I've ever seen in a women's final. Virtually flawless. She has fantastic pace around the court and simply demoralised Williams with some of the returns she made. You could argue that a final that lasts less than an hour leaves the crowd short changed (which has certainly been the case in a number of one-sided women's finals) but anyone who was there will not have felt that way about Halep's display. Well worth a watch if you get a chance.

    I'd also love to see Federer win today. He'll have the crowd on his side but I imagine the five-year age gap will play a part and the younger, machine-like Djokovic will simply grind him down.

    Djokovic must be one of the least-loved champions in the game. His robotic style is never easy on the eye and there's an arrogant air about him that makes it hard to warm to him.

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    I suspect it isn't just me that's a wee bit jealous that Federer, Nadal and Djokovic - who have already won an exhaustive number of titles - seem to be almost superhuman in their ability to play seemingly forever without an ability-limiting injury, while our once-in-a-century player gets one at almost the exact moment he hits his peak (through no fault of his own, I might add). It's sickening.
    Nadal has seemingly overcome career-threatening knee problems which have plagued him for years (a fair few rumours do the rounds about how he has managed this) and it was only his near invincibility on clay that kept him in the top ten a while back. Until a couple of years ago he was crashing regularly out of Wimbledon in the early rounds. Djokovic also failed to win a slam for a couple of years after an elbow injury but overall you're right about their longevity.

    Murray has been especially unlucky to have found himself competing in this era because if you look at how few challengers have emerged to topple these guys you'd imagine Andy could have dominated the game if he'd been born a few years later. On the other hand, you could argue that having to compete with these three helped him to reach the levels he did.

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    Mon Federer.

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    First set Djokovic 7-6.

    Federer was 5-3 up in the tiebreak too!

    Only one winner from here I feel.
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    First set to Djokovic, 7-6. Federer will feel he let that get away in the tie-break. Very tight set.
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