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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:54 PM
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What a shitty day at wimbledom (spoilers)
Roger is out, Nadal won, Murray looks like he will win...God, Murray v Nadal...can they both lose?
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:26 PM
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1. I've lost interest in Wimby.
All my favorite players are out.

There was some good news today...the Williams sisters lost.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:42 PM
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2. Yeah, I thought that would be a good sign for the day...
...Gotta root for thomas...root for anyone else but Serena.
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Sugarcoated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:59 PM
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3. Federer losing gives me a wee bit of interest
Glad the silly sisters lost.
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Sugarcoated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:10 PM
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5. Actually Serena is still in & playing her semi tomorrow
only Venus has lost
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:50 PM
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7. They're out of the doubles tournament.
Neither of them played solo today. We were talking about today's events, not yesterday's. :-)
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Sugarcoated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:32 PM
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14. Well, I don't follow doubles . . .
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 07:47 PM by Sugarcoated
or singles, apparently, but you got my freakin' hopes up! :P
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:10 PM
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15. Sorry 'bout that.
Didn't mean to get your hopes up. ;-)

Their loss today was a real stunner, especially coming the the heels of Venus' shocking exit yesterday.

Wimbledon is the land of upsets this year. I hope the trend continues and that all the winners will be first-time GS champions.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:05 PM
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4. I think Roger is now in the inevitable slide
that everyone thought was happening two years ago. He'll probably be like late-career Sampras and get geared up for the slams--he'll probably even win another one--but he is going to start dropping through the top ten and won't recover. The more difficult question is who will replace him. Nadal, I think, will not be able to get his body to hold up for much longer; Djoko seems incapable; Murray has enough talent and the physical prowess, but he gets too cute too often...and on and on. I'd love to see someone charismatic like Tsonga really make it to the top, but for whatever reason (his head?) he never lives up to his talent/abilities.

The good news is that the men's game is in much better shape than the women's game.
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Sugarcoated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:32 PM
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6. Is it only good news when compared to the women's game?
Is there some competition between the two?
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:55 PM
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9. Well, my primary interest in tennis has been in the women's game
and it's in miserable shape right now--and has been for about the past 7 years. So, when I said that it's good news that the men's name is in better shape than the women's game, it might have been better, and no less true, to say that the bad news is that, whatever the state of flux in the men's game, it is in comparatively good shape.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:53 PM
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8. What's wrong with those two?? Are they Yankee fans??
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:35 PM
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10. So glad Roger is out
Nadal and Murray are two of my faves!! Would like to see Murray win!
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:49 PM
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11. BOTH of them???
:puke:


Well, you are a Spankme fan.. :evilgrin:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:52 PM
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12. I am the devil.
:rofl:

I like the Yankees, Nadal AND Murray. Yup, pure evil! :)
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:23 PM
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13. Wow, the Bryans also lost today.
The Williams sisters and Bryan brothers out in the same day. :wow:
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 02:47 AM
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16. Roger did a remarkable job delaying the inevitable fall
He might win one or two more Slams if everything breaks well for him and he gets on a fan supported sentimental run like Sampras' final US Open win. Otherwise, Roger will be teetering on the edge in every major, struggling to be relevant.

His top priority should be the serve. That's the only way to salvage cheap points when you decline.

I have zero interest on the women's side, and that's destined to be true in future majors. The Miami Herald columnist put it well today, saying the young players have nerves of linguine.

Clijsters' loss removed the final suspense. It would have been delicious to watch her frustrate Serena again.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:55 AM
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17. Ugh.
The Serena is through to the finals.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:03 AM
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18. Yeah, it was close in the first and I had hope...
...only to have it dashed!!!
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:10 AM
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19. Same here.
We :woohoo: when Petra broke her in the first set. Too bad our cheering was short-lived.

I'll be rooting for Vera on Saturday.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:13 AM
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20. Me too...
...let's hope this is finally Vera's breakthrough!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 06:14 PM
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21. Serena!!!
:bounce: Win another Slam, girl!! :bounce:
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 09:06 AM
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24. You know, you didn't have to give me any more proof that you are the devil!
Even though you just did! :evilgrin:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 10:44 AM
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29. LOL
:rofl: :) :hi:
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 08:34 AM
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22. Seeds continue to struggle
Tomas Berdych, no. 12 seed, is 1 set up over the number 3 seed Novak Djokovic and with a break of serve at 6-5 in the second.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 09:01 AM
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23. Spoiler...
now up two sets to none.
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 09:17 AM
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25. Love it
I'd love a couple of new guys in the final. Plus if Murray gets in, the English will go nuts
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 09:19 AM
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26. I'm hoping Murray beats Nadal, then Thomas beats Murray...
...If the Djoker comes through, I'd root for him against the evil Murray or the even more evil Nadal.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 10:06 AM
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28. If you think the English will go nuts
just imagine what the Scots will do!
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 09:37 AM
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27. Wow!
Go Thomas! Beat whatever fool wins the second match today!
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 11:51 AM
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30. So, is Murray choking...yet again?
Well?
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 12:21 PM
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31. The answer is...
yes.
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 12:30 PM
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32. What a Loser
He had so many opportunities in both the 2nd and 3rd sets. He's just one of those guys that can't go any further. Roddick is that guy, too
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 12:35 PM
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33. This was his best chance, I think...
...Nadal, despite his HGH and peds, is beatable on grass...I just hope Thomas plays great and mops up the court with him.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 03:29 PM
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34. I gave up watching and went out and played some mixed doubles.
My husband and I beat our kids 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Getting some exercise was so much better than screaming at the teevee.
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 07:38 PM
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35. Best first week, worst second week
That's a major net negative
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