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Post by lardbucket on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 07:34

Might watch the final. Should watch one game ...

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Post by Henry on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 08:59

Is Federer the only male tennis player that GAF anymore? Some of the others seem to be all happy to retire hurt mid-match and collect their pay cheque......
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Post by Big Dog on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 09:04

Henry wrote:Is Federer the only male tennis player that GAF anymore? Some of the others seem to be all happy to retire hurt mid-match and collect their pay cheque......

As one of the senior citizens of the tour, he still has some values.
What does it say about todays tennis when both male & female prospective champions are both in their late thirties.
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Post by lardbucket on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 09:10

It says that consistency and effort can still beat flashy patchy brilliance ... and that 35 year olds today are a lot healthier than 35 year olds in 1975. Rosewall looked like an old man when he lost to Connors. Federer still looks as fit as any player going around. Perhaps pure power isn't as important as it used to be, with modern racquet technology allowing Federer and Williams to whack the ball with as much power as almost anybody (barring service speed from the top servers).

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Post by Big Dog on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 09:13

lardbucket wrote:It says that consistency and effort can still beat flashy patchy brilliance ... and that 35 year olds today are a lot healthier than 35 year olds in 1975.  Rosewall looked like an old man when he lost to Connors.  Federer still looks as fit as any player going around.  Perhaps pure power isn't as important as it used to be, with modern racquet technology allowing Federer and Williams to whack the ball with as much power as almost anybody (barring service speed from the top servers).

You are right about modern racquets. The more physical serve & volley game is almost dead. Its much easier to stand on the baseline & thrash away at each other.
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Post by taipan on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 09:37

lardbucket wrote:It says that consistency and effort can still beat flashy patchy brilliance ... and that 35 year olds today are a lot healthier than 35 year olds in 1975.  Rosewall looked like an old man when he lost to Connors.  Federer still looks as fit as any player going around.  Perhaps pure power isn't as important as it used to be, with modern racquet technology allowing Federer and Williams to whack the ball with as much power as almost anybody (barring service speed from the top servers).

Muscles was 39 when he lost to Connors, who was an ATG in his own right. Rosewall was till winning pro tournaments 3 years after that.
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Post by lardbucket on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 10:23

and?

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Post by taipan on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 10:24

Just saying he was still pretty good at that age.
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Post by lardbucket on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 10:28

Yes he was. But he looked old!!

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Post by lardbucket on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 10:36


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Post by JGK on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 12:01

For the record, I had 10 bucks on Cilic at 50s at the start of the tournament so I am a little bit torn tonight.

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Post by lardbucket on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 01:14

I feel a bit sorry for Venus Williams.

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Post by PeterCS on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 01:25

She had her final, lucky enough to meet the flakily nervous Konta.

She was always going to be taken apart by Muguruza, a better player and made of sterner stuff.
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Post by horace on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 06:02

JGK wrote:For the record, I had 10 bucks on Cilic at 50s at the start of the tournament so I am a little bit torn tonight.

Poor bastard now has no chance.
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Post by lardbucket on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 15:31

images emerge of the moment Cilic discovered that JGK had put money on him to win ...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2017/07/16/marin-cilic-breaks-tears-wimbledon-final/

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Post by lardbucket on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 16:01

and that's number 8 for Federer

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Post by PeterCS on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 16:35

JGK wrote:For the record, I had 10 bucks on Cilic at 50s at the start of the tournament so I am a little bit torn tonight.

Can you get your money back?


Majestic Fed again. Only time he made mistakes was when distracted by Cilic's state. His own performance stellar as of old.

The first three paragraphs of this https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/15/the-mighty-fed-julian-barnes-reviews-federer-and-me-story-obsession-william-skidelsky still stand as mighty fine writing on a mighty fine player.
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Post by skully on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 21:41

Well done to the mighty Fedex.
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Post by Big Dog on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 09:51

Federer class...Tomic Ass
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Post by JGK on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 14:50

Big Dog wrote:Federer class...Tomic Ass

It feels wrong to see them both in the same sentence.

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Post by embee on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 15:15

stop using pinko grammar

same line ...different sentences
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