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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #210 on: September 10, 2011, 10:12 PM »
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Nole serving for the match. Cue exuberant celebrations should he win and it's looking that way atm Rolling Eyes
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #211 on: September 10, 2011, 10:13 PM »
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Nole it is.

Right Andy, your turn.

Oh, we get the incredible hulk pose Rolling Eyes
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #212 on: September 10, 2011, 10:14 PM »
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Federer's five set record over the last few years must be woeful.

Credit to Djokovic, he looked dead on his feet after set two.
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #213 on: September 10, 2011, 10:18 PM »
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Well, he's entertaining. Very Happy
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #214 on: September 10, 2011, 11:53 PM »
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Any idea how the British lads did in the juniors?
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #215 on: September 11, 2011, 12:00 AM »
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Golding won the all-British semi. Edmund put out convincingly by the Czech lad.
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #216 on: September 11, 2011, 12:16 AM »
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Golding won the all-British semi. Edmund put out convincingly by the Czech lad.
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #217 on: September 11, 2011, 10:19 PM »
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Golding came from a set down to beat Vesely in the final!! trophy


Stosur wins the opening set of the women's final 6-2 (including winning the last 12 points!).
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #218 on: September 11, 2011, 10:29 PM »
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Stosur was seriously out playing Serena ! 
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #219 on: September 12, 2011, 01:52 AM »
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Stosur was seriously out playing Serena ! 

I won't pretend I was rooting for Serena but it's tough when your favourite player loses. Andy and Serena in 2 days - I feel for you.
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #220 on: September 12, 2011, 01:59 AM »
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I won't pretend I was rooting for Serena but it's tough when your favourite player loses. Andy and Serena in 2 days - I feel for you.

Thanks. Smile 
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #221 on: September 12, 2011, 03:57 AM »
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Stosur came out there only winning two tournaments, having been in the hospital with Lime disease, and I am sure with a bundle of nerves, but she overcame all of that and played terrific tennis, even after Serena's outburst.  She had to wonder, did I deserve that point as she went on to lose her serve.  But she rose again and totally out played a person who had won all her US Open matches with no problems.  All champions are human and falter, and get out played.  Today was Sam's day!!  Looking forward to Andy having his day.
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #222 on: September 12, 2011, 08:24 AM »
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Sounds like Federer wasn't all that classy in defeat as usual:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/sep/11/us-open-2011-federer-djokovic
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Asked about the quite remarkable forehand winner Djokovic hit to save match point, Federer reckoned the Serb did not look at that point like someone "who believes much anymore in winning. To lose against someone like that, it's very disappointing, because you feel like he was mentally out of it already. Just gets the lucky shot at the end, and off you go."

Djokovic was honest enough to admit the shot was a gamble – but Federer was reluctant to give him credit even for that courage in a crisis, preferring to regard it as desperate.

"Confidence? Are you kidding me?" he said when it was put to him the cross-court forehand off his first serve – described by John McEnroe as "one of the all-time great shots" – was either a function of luck or confidence.

"I mean, please. Some players grow up and play like that – being down 5-2 in the third, and they all just start slapping shots. I never played that way. I believe hard work's going to pay off, because early on maybe I didn't always work at my hardest. For me, this is very hard to understand. How can you play a shot like that on match point? Maybe he's been doing it for 20 years, so for him it was very normal. You've got to ask him."
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #223 on: September 12, 2011, 09:33 AM »
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Sounds like Federer wasn't all that classy in defeat as usual:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/sep/11/us-open-2011-federer-djokovic
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Asked about the quite remarkable forehand winner Djokovic hit to save match point, Federer reckoned the Serb did not look at that point like someone "who believes much anymore in winning. To lose against someone like that, it's very disappointing, because you feel like he was mentally out of it already. Just gets the lucky shot at the end, and off you go."

Djokovic was honest enough to admit the shot was a gamble – but Federer was reluctant to give him credit even for that courage in a crisis, preferring to regard it as desperate.

"Confidence? Are you kidding me?" he said when it was put to him the cross-court forehand off his first serve – described by John McEnroe as "one of the all-time great shots" – was either a function of luck or confidence.

"I mean, please. Some players grow up and play like that – being down 5-2 in the third, and they all just start slapping shots. I never played that way. I believe hard work's going to pay off, because early on maybe I didn't always work at my hardest. For me, this is very hard to understand. How can you play a shot like that on match point? Maybe he's been doing it for 20 years, so for him it was very normal. You've got to ask him."

Wow. Even the author of the article admits he wasn't classy:

'There followed a string of excuses and justifications which not only were barely sustainable given the evidence but seriously disrespected the winner.'
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Re: US OPEN 2011: Other Players « Reply #224 on: September 12, 2011, 11:17 AM »
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Typical Fed can't grasp the fact that there are better players than him on the circuit - I think he has concerns that Djoko may overtake him in the all time great list - it's a possibility
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