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Unless there’s a tennis miracle, that’s Djokovic in the final.  Same ole, same ole.
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Unless there’s a tennis miracle, that’s Djokovic in the final.  Same ole, same ole.
"Sigh"!
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Well, that’s Rafa through to the semifinals.  3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (10-4).  Taylor Fritz played really well.  At one point it looked as if Nadal was going to retire, but after a medical time out he did what he always does.
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Wishing Cam Norris the best of luck in his match with Novak. You can do this Cam!!!!
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Well, that’s Rafa through to the semifinals.  3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (10-4).  Taylor Fritz played really well.  At one point it looked as if Nadal was going to retire, but after a medical time out he did what he always does.
His serve is much better than Rafa, but he definitely needs work at the net, he lost many valuable points at the net, to me that was the difference and the losing factor.
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His serve is much better than Rafa, but he definitely needs work at the net, he lost many valuable points at the net, to me that was the difference and the losing factor.

I liked John McEnroe's comment that the young guys must be fed up hearing Nadal and Djokovic commenting that the new players have a great future ahead of them.   It won't feel like it, when they are still coming off second best to Rafa and Novak.



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I see there are rumours that Nadal may pull out of tomorrow's semi final.  That would be disappointing. Not just for the tournament  but for Taylor Fritz.  I remember Nadal was badly injured in Australia when he played Stan Wawrinka.  He kept playing and I think he couldn't play for a while after that.   Of course I understand that it goes against his nature to quit.
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I see there are rumours that Nadal may pull out of tomorrow's semi final.  That would be disappointing. Not just for the tournament  but for Taylor Fritz.  I remember Nadal was badly injured in Australia when he played Stan Wawrinka.  He kept playing and I think he couldn't play for a while after that.   Of course I understand that it goes against his nature to quit.
Certainly not fair to Taylor Fritz, but that would mean that Cameron would win due to walkover.  But I think Cam would be disappointed that he did not have to play.
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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon before Nick Kyrgios semi-final with injury

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/62082405
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Hi Apollo
I suppose when this happens there is disappointment all round.  Nadal must be gutted to get this far and have to stop.  He’s just announced he’s pulling out of the tournament.  Kyrgios will get a walkover to the final.  I expect Djokovic will like his chances even more.
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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon before Nick Kyrgios semi-final with injury

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/62082405


That's such sad news.  Wimbledon and the Centre Court crowd will be gutted.  Rafa has played so well for so long, I really like him.  He's played so well all through this tournament, it's such bad luck.  He has to think of himself and his health, get well soon, hope you can play the US Open.
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At the beginning of the tournament a lucky loser gets through if a player who has qualified pulls out.  It’s a shame there isn’t a similar rule at the sharp end of a slam.  I know Nadal won fair and square but at least the crowd who paid huge sums of money could see two matches.   Of course the loser will probably have moved on by the time the semifinals take place.
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At the beginning of the tournament a lucky loser gets through if a player who has qualified pulls out.  It’s a shame there isn’t a similar rule at the sharp end of a slam.  I know Nadal won fair and square but at least the crowd who paid huge sums of money could see two matches.   Of course the loser will probably have moved on by the time the semifinals take place.


It must be so very disappointing for the crowd who almost certainly would have booked semi-final tickets months ago and booked to see two matches,  They'll be able to see Cam Norrie and Djokovic so I hope they'll like that match.  A British player reaching the semi finals at Wimbledon is so exciting.  I do wonder how much the crowd will support Cam, maybe the crowd will put Djoko off his stride ???
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It must be so very disappointing for the crowd who almost certainly would have booked semi-final tickets months ago and booked to see two matches,  They'll be able to see Cam Norrie and Djokovic so I hope they'll like that match.  A British player reaching the semi finals at Wimbledon is so exciting.  I do wonder how much the crowd will support Cam, maybe the crowd will put Djoko off his stride ???


Let’s hope so.  He hates it when the crowd support his opponent.  He doesn’t seem to see that crowds like to see a lower ranked player fighting  against the odds.  … I should add unless it’s Roger Federer!
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Well that was some final!  Shame Novak had to win it on the 4th set tiebreak, but at least Nick didn't seem to be too disappointed, outwardly anyway.
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