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tksgtmason 30.01.2009 03:05 PM

Tennis Thread
 
thought i would start one by saying,

Tough Luck Fernando Verdasco.

you did everything but beat rafael nadal, 97 winners,

nadal was very very lucky to win there.

if Federer is watching, he now knows he needs to play like when he thrashed Andy Murray at the US Open final!

Who gonna win the Aussie, Serena or Safina, Federer or Nadal.

And go Laura Robson, winner of wimbledon and now finalist of the Aussie Open

PavlovsDog 30.01.2009 03:33 PM

I didn't see the game but I just saw the stats ESPN flashed up on Sportscenter.

Points wise, they were separated by one point (193-192). The guy stat was that Verdasco made 76 unforced errors and Nadal 25. I know stats don't tell us the whole story, but that seems to be the difference and I don't think that comes down to luck.

tksgtmason 30.01.2009 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul31 (Post 850341)
I didn't see the game but I just saw the stats ESPN flashed up on Sportscenter.

Points wise, they were separated by one point (193-192). The guy stat was that Verdasco made 76 unforced errors and Nadal 25. I know stats don't tell us the whole story, but that seems to be the difference and I don't think that comes down to luck.

Verdasco played outstanding, Nadal seemed willing to throw it back into the court at times.

EamonH 30.01.2009 06:14 PM

It was quiet possibly the best game of tennis i have ever seen (and that does include the fed v nadal wimbledon final from last year). Verdasco played brilliantly and i thought he might be able to pull it off, but it just wasnt to be. I did laugh at how everyone said that murray would easily beat verdasco in the fourth round, the folk who claimed that needed to watch more tennis as then they would of see verdasco has been playing really well recently (i still thought murray would win it but expected verdasco to win at least a set and push him hard in the others).

For the finals i cant see past serena and federer. I hope safina wins it tho as the williams sisters annoy me. Federer has looked awesome in his last couple of games and after nadal being on court for 5 hours 14 minutes (and federer having an extra rest day) i cant see nadal being able to stay with him.

I do hate how federer has had an extra days rest, they need to sort out the schedule so that both semi's are played on the same day like at wimbledon as an extra days rest does give a player an advantage, and since its a final of one of the four biggest tournaments of the year you need it to be as even as possible.

neenpa 31.01.2009 01:50 AM

Easily the best game of tennis I have seen, including last years Wimbledon final. Well worth staying up til 3.15am for. Was really pulling for Verdasco as I just cant stand Nadal - atleast hes started to man up a bit this year by getting rid of the girly singlet and long baggy shorts.

The entire game was essentially on Verdasco's racket. He won the points, he lost the points. Although credit to Nadal for staying in and winning some of those points. Ridiculous. It was a real shame how it ended.

Pulling for Federer and Safina in the finals, however I think Serena will be too good.

EamonH 31.01.2009 09:55 AM

Gutted that safina didnt at least put up a decent fight. Although i wasnt at all surprised to see serena win it, however i thought safina would of won more than 3 games. After safina had broke to start the second set i thought she might be coming back into it more but sadly it wasnt to be.

vann_mcelroy 01.02.2009 11:30 AM

Finals not too shabby either.
Set each, and 5-4 Nadal in the third, some great Tennis being played.

Come on Roger !!!!

neenpa 01.02.2009 01:00 PM

Why does Nadal insist on moaning like a woman everytime he hits the ball?!

So irritating. He does know hes a man right?

Looks like hes got the final now, about to go up 4-1 in the 5th

MarkC07 01.02.2009 01:29 PM

Come on Rafa!

boknows34 07.01.2014 08:41 AM

British tennis star Laura Robson is a Carolina Panthers fan. Her twitter timeline has lots of NFL references.

https://twitter.com/laurarobson5/sta...22993206939648
Unreal comeback!!!!!! I've screamed nonstop for the last 10 minutes. #PANTHERS

https://twitter.com/laurarobson5/sta...63676169269248
CAM, I LOVE YOU. Literally freaking out in the airport. #Panthers #touchdown

Other tweets:
Can Drew Brees please make a mistake. Thanks.

How ridiculous is this Lions Eagles game. Can't believe they're wearing short sleeves. Tad nippy. #blizzard

This game is too much. #Broncos #Patriots

Have most probably woken up my neighbours with all the shouting at the tv. #Panthers

Nfl season come at me. #spenttoomuchtimeinamerica

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BZ2c5E0IMAASxY5.jpg


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