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Re: OFFICIAL 2012 U.S. OPEN (MEN)
« Reply #640 on: September 09, 2012, 10:45:05 AM »
You know how it will be...
If the miracle happens, and Ferrer somehow makes it to the final, and Murray wins the title,
there will be lots of folks who will seriously advocate for putting an asterisk to it, since he did not have to go through Nadal, Fed, or Djokovic...
Just as some people still don't regard Fed's FO title as "real", since he did not have to play Nadal....

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« Reply #641 on: September 09, 2012, 10:47:06 AM »
P.S.

Won't be happenng, though..
The way things are going right now, I just don't see Ferrer beating Novak, nor do I see Murray beating him.
Novak about to bagel Ferrer in the 2 nd, coming back from 0-40 to make it 5-0
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« Reply #642 on: September 09, 2012, 10:50:24 AM »
J-MAC makes a good point: would AO or W have closed the roof due to wind?

Heat. Rain. Yes.

Wind. No. Wind isn't considered a risk to the player's health. To some of the posters here, it's a serious hazard to their mental health, but it's not a safety issue to the players.
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« Reply #643 on: September 09, 2012, 10:50:41 AM »
Hoping Djokovic wins today.
 
If Murray wins it all without going through any of Fed, Nadal and Djokovic then many will bring it up later.
 
C'mon Djokovic!!!
 
 

Well don't you know that without Nadal in the tournament you have to place an "asterisks" next to the winner name.   :rofl_2:

Straight up!  I hear there's a movement afoot to put an asterisk on Laver's 2nd grand slam, because he didn't have to face Rafa, who at -17 was youthful and completely injury-free.  They're giving Laver a pass on his first slam because Rafa would've been only -24 years old at the time and the experts believe he likely wouldn't have been a factor.
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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« Reply #644 on: September 09, 2012, 10:52:57 AM »
J-MAC makes a good point: would AO or W have closed the roof due to wind?

Heat. Rain. Yes.

Wind. No. Wind isn't considered a risk to the player's health. To some of the posters here, it's a serious hazard to their mental health, but it's not a safety issue to the players.

I have to ask because it's unclear to me - are you referring to the mental health of the players or the posters?
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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« Reply #645 on: September 09, 2012, 10:55:03 AM »
At least no bagel...
Ferrer holds gor 5-1, Novak serving for the set, but at 0-30 again...

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« Reply #646 on: September 09, 2012, 11:03:37 AM »
He needed several set points, but Novak takes the set 6-1.

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« Reply #647 on: September 09, 2012, 11:26:43 AM »
Ferrer gets the break back to make it 2-2 in the third set !

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« Reply #648 on: September 09, 2012, 12:21:53 PM »
Alex - I will be on your side tomorrow! Go Novak!


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« Reply #649 on: September 09, 2012, 12:28:33 PM »
That was a fun match to watch.  :)

Yesterday's was just uncomfortable all around.  :(

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« Reply #650 on: September 09, 2012, 12:29:51 PM »
Ferrer gets the break back to make it 2-2 in the third set !

The last match update post.

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Ferrer fans are wishing it was tornado like conditions out there today  ;-()
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« Reply #651 on: September 09, 2012, 12:31:01 PM »
J-MAC makes a good point: would AO or W have closed the roof due to wind?

Heat. Rain. Yes.

Wind. No. Wind isn't considered a risk to the player's health. To some of the posters here, it's a serious hazard to their mental health, but it's not a safety issue to the players.

I have to ask because it's unclear to me - are you referring to the mental health of the players or the posters?

I did mean the posters! Have you been reading along.
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« Reply #652 on: September 09, 2012, 12:32:06 PM »
J-MAC makes a good point: would AO or W have closed the roof due to wind?

Heat. Rain. Yes.

Wind. No. Wind isn't considered a risk to the player's health. To some of the posters here, it's a serious hazard to their mental health, but it's not a safety issue to the players.

I might missed something but hasn't Ferrer - Djokovic match been suspended due to wind?
I agree players need to adopt, but why suspending one match and not the other?

Also I think wind could be a potential threat as well as rain. After all the sweating, with the wind involved theres also a risk of getting sick, but thats another topic...

All I'm saying that SF was ridiculous to watch in those conditions. This is not coming from a fan boy but reasonable person, and a guy who wanted to see some nice tennis and all we got was non-stop discussions about that wind.
At times I wanted to forget about it, but commentators just couldn't let it go either.
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« Reply #653 on: September 09, 2012, 12:35:32 PM »
J-MAC makes a good point: would AO or W have closed the roof due to wind?

Heat. Rain. Yes.

Wind. No. Wind isn't considered a risk to the player's health. To some of the posters here, it's a serious hazard to their mental health, but it's not a safety issue to the players.

I might missed something but hasn't Ferrer - Djokovic match been suspended due to wind?
I agree players need to adopt, but why suspending one match and not the other?

Also I think wind could be a potential threat as well as rain. After all the sweating, with the wind involved theres also a risk of getting sick, but thats another topic...

All I'm saying that SF was ridiculous to watch in those conditions. This is not coming from a fan boy but reasonable person, and a guy who wanted to see some nice tennis and all we got was non-stop discussions about that wind.
At times I wanted to forget about it, but commentators just couldn't let it go either.

I think it ended up being called because it was a level 3 evacuation - ie a public safety call.  Not strictly the wind itself. 
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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« Reply #654 on: September 09, 2012, 12:37:18 PM »
J-MAC makes a good point: would AO or W have closed the roof due to wind?

Heat. Rain. Yes.

Wind. No. Wind isn't considered a risk to the player's health. To some of the posters here, it's a serious hazard to their mental health, but it's not a safety issue to the players.

I might missed something but hasn't Ferrer - Djokovic match been suspended due to wind?
I agree players need to adopt, but why suspending one match and not the other?


It was suspended due to potentially violent rain. They wanted everyone out of the stadium safely. The rain came. Not sure how violent it was, if at all.
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« Reply #655 on: September 09, 2012, 12:39:50 PM »
As far as the conditions go, anyone remember the Agassi match from several years back?  I think it was in the 2004-5 timeframe, and a big storm had blown through.  The sun was shining but the winds were, I believe, even stronger than yesterday.  It was an early round so I don't remember who he played, but that day definitely seemed stronger winds than yesterday.

I suppose you could say the quality of the tennis suffered, but I think that given the conditions it was just as spectacular.  I would also liken it to watching earlier eras of tennis - yeah it's not as fast as today, but still spectacular in my book. 
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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« Reply #656 on: September 09, 2012, 12:41:13 PM »
J-MAC makes a good point: would AO or W have closed the roof due to wind?

Heat. Rain. Yes.

Wind. No. Wind isn't considered a risk to the player's health. To some of the posters here, it's a serious hazard to their mental health, but it's not a safety issue to the players.

I have to ask because it's unclear to me - are you referring to the mental health of the players or the posters?

I did mean the posters! Have you been reading along.

Well yeah, but given Berd's play, I thought you could've been thinking of him too.  Best answer IMO would've been "Both, of course!". :)
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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« Reply #657 on: September 09, 2012, 12:41:25 PM »
There's really nothing to 'bring up' if the other fellas can't get the job done and make it to the final.  Excuses like that are for fan boys.

You're right but you know how things go with excuses.
No, I don't.
How do they go? :confused1:
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« Reply #658 on: September 09, 2012, 12:41:51 PM »
Ferrer gets the break back to make it 2-2 in the third set !

The last match update post.

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Ferrer fans are wishing it was tornado like conditions out there today  ;-()

I wasn't. I was just happy to see such great tennis.  :)) and , as said above, I found the windy conditions annoying.

I did meditate again on how comparatively poorly Djokovic played at Cincy this year (and last). Clearly for him it is a warm up. Must give Federer credit for putting on a good show there and giving the Cincy crowd some of his very best.

But still, I won't be coming to NYC for tennis. Too big and noisy  :scared: . Melbourne will always attract (as long as they keep the AO there.)

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« Reply #659 on: September 09, 2012, 12:42:33 PM »
Sorry guys but I'm not buying it, BOTH matches should have been suspended imo. Violent rain  ..-)
When Ferru-Nole match got suspended they were playing in the same conditions as the whole Murra-Berdych match.
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