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Re: The Upsets Bandwagon
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2013, 11:50:34 AM »
Wimbledon R64: [Q] Larcher de Brito def. [3] Sharapova 6-3, 6-4

I give it a 9. Yes, we saw last year Sharapova can go out early but Lisicki was known to be an excellent grasscourter. So a massive upset. But given that even the top players tend to have occasional upset losses, I don't quite give a 10, I give a 9.

To be fair, Sharapova was slightly injured.

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Re: The Upsets Bandwagon
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2013, 03:10:28 PM »
Wimbledon R64: Stakhovsky def. [3] Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

I'll give it a 10+. You just didn't expect that. After an impressive R128 match against Hanescu, you could expect nothing but a win from Fed. He just doesn't lose R64 matches at slams. Well, definitely not at Wimbledon. But today it happened. The QF streak has ended. It's ended at Wimbledon, on Fed's best surface. Just a massive upset.

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Re: The Upsets Bandwagon
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2013, 03:47:56 PM »
Wimbledon R64: Stakhovsky def. [3] Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

I'll give it a 10+. You just didn't expect that. After an impressive R128 match against Hanescu, you could expect nothing but a win from Fed. He just doesn't lose R64 matches at slams. Well, definitely not at Wimbledon. But today it happened. The QF streak has ended. It's ended at Wimbledon, on Fed's best surface. Just a massive upset.

Fed's the most consistent performer at slams of all time.
 
On the other hand he can't winning forever so had to lose.
 
Still I thought he would win down to the last point.

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Re: The Upsets Bandwagon
« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2013, 03:53:15 PM »
Wimbledon R64: Stakhovsky def. [3] Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

I'll give it a 10+. You just didn't expect that. After an impressive R128 match against Hanescu, you could expect nothing but a win from Fed. He just doesn't lose R64 matches at slams. Well, definitely not at Wimbledon. But today it happened. The QF streak has ended. It's ended at Wimbledon, on Fed's best surface. Just a massive upset.

Fed's the most consistent performer at slams of all time.
 
On the other hand he can't winning forever so had to lose.
 
Still I thought he would win down to the last point.

I thought if he had won the 4th set - he was going to win the match.  But to  Stakhovsky's credit...he held it together.  Stakhovsky said: "I'm in disbelief that it happened.  I was playing my best tennis I ever played and it almost wasn't enough to be Roger.  I'm incredibly happy."

So it took someone playing their best tennis ever to beat him.  Congrats to Stakhovsky.

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Re: The Upsets Bandwagon
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2013, 06:16:28 PM »
Wimbledon R64: Stakhovsky def. [3] Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

I'll give it a 10+. You just didn't expect that. After an impressive R128 match against Hanescu, you could expect nothing but a win from Fed. He just doesn't lose R64 matches at slams. Well, definitely not at Wimbledon. But today it happened. The QF streak has ended. It's ended at Wimbledon, on Fed's best surface. Just a massive upset.
Massive indeed.
I fully expected Fed to cruise through to week 2 comfortable in the knowledge that Nadal would not be the one to deny him another GS title.  Looks like it only took an aggressive, attacking player to do the trick. ;-()
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Re: The Upsets Bandwagon
« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2013, 06:41:51 PM »
Wimbledon R64: Stakhovsky def. [3] Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

I'll give it a 10+. You just didn't expect that. After an impressive R128 match against Hanescu, you could expect nothing but a win from Fed. He just doesn't lose R64 matches at slams. Well, definitely not at Wimbledon. But today it happened. The QF streak has ended. It's ended at Wimbledon, on Fed's best surface. Just a massive upset.
Massive indeed.
I fully expected Fed to cruise through to week 2 comfortable in the knowledge that Nadal would not be the one to deny him another GS title.  Looks like it only took an aggressive, attacking player to do the trick. ;-()

In general he loses slams to the more aggressive/attacking player. Berdych USO 2012, Tsonga Wimbledon 2011, Tsonga at the French. Watching Stakhovski attack the net even in the tie-break in the fourth set, committed to bring the game to Roger at the net, was super impressive. Of course had he lost we'd be talking about how serve and volley has no place in today's game and he was a fool to attack the net all the time. Remember Roddick also took up the approach after hiring Connors in 2006/2007 and had some success but never when it mattered.


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Re: The Upsets Bandwagon
« Reply #46 on: June 26, 2013, 07:01:03 PM »
Wimbledon R64: Stakhovsky def. [3] Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

I'll give it a 10+. You just didn't expect that. After an impressive R128 match against Hanescu, you could expect nothing but a win from Fed. He just doesn't lose R64 matches at slams. Well, definitely not at Wimbledon. But today it happened. The QF streak has ended. It's ended at Wimbledon, on Fed's best surface. Just a massive upset.
Massive indeed.
I fully expected Fed to cruise through to week 2 comfortable in the knowledge that Nadal would not be the one to deny him another GS title.  Looks like it only took an aggressive, attacking player to do the trick. ;-()

In general he loses slams to the more aggressive/attacking player. Berdych USO 2012, Tsonga Wimbledon 2011, Tsonga at the French. Watching Stakhovski attack the net even in the tie-break in the fourth set, committed to bring the game to Roger at the net, was super impressive. Of course had he lost we'd be talking about how serve and volley has no place in today's game and he was a fool to attack the net all the time. Remember Roddick also took up the approach after hiring Connors in 2006/2007 and had some success but never when it mattered.
Super Impressive indeed!
However, I think comparing Roddick's late career change in tactics to Stakhovski's more natural ability is a bit of a stretch.
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« Reply #47 on: June 26, 2013, 07:51:11 PM »
very cool thread.
 
 
 
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Re: The Upsets Bandwagon
« Reply #48 on: June 27, 2013, 11:09:22 AM »
Wimbledon R64: Stakhovsky def. [3] Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

I'll give it a 10+. You just didn't expect that. After an impressive R128 match against Hanescu, you could expect nothing but a win from Fed. He just doesn't lose R64 matches at slams. Well, definitely not at Wimbledon. But today it happened. The QF streak has ended. It's ended at Wimbledon, on Fed's best surface. Just a massive upset.

Fed's the most consistent performer at slams of all time.
 
On the other hand he can't winning forever so had to lose.
 
Still I thought he would win down to the last point.

I thought if he had won the 4th set - he was going to win the match.  But to  Stakhovsky's credit...he held it together.  Stakhovsky said: "I'm in disbelief that it happened.  I was playing my best tennis I ever played and it almost wasn't enough to be Roger.  I'm incredibly happy."

So it took someone playing their best tennis ever to beat him.  Congrats to Stakhovsky.

So is that how you are comforting yourself now?  :rofl_2:

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Re: The Upsets Bandwagon
« Reply #49 on: June 27, 2013, 11:11:27 AM »
Wimbledon R64: Stakhovsky def. [3] Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

I'll give it a 10+. You just didn't expect that. After an impressive R128 match against Hanescu, you could expect nothing but a win from Fed. He just doesn't lose R64 matches at slams. Well, definitely not at Wimbledon. But today it happened. The QF streak has ended. It's ended at Wimbledon, on Fed's best surface. Just a massive upset.
Massive indeed.
I fully expected Fed to cruise through to week 2 comfortable in the knowledge that Nadal would not be the one to deny him another GS title.  Looks like it only took an aggressive, attacking player to do the trick. ;-()

In general he loses slams to the more aggressive/attacking player. Berdych USO 2012, Tsonga Wimbledon 2011, Tsonga at the French. Watching Stakhovski attack the net even in the tie-break in the fourth set, committed to bring the game to Roger at the net, was super impressive. Of course had he lost we'd be talking about how serve and volley has no place in today's game and he was a fool to attack the net all the time. Remember Roddick also took up the approach after hiring Connors in 2006/2007 and had some success but never when it mattered.

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Re: The Upsets Bandwagon
« Reply #50 on: June 27, 2013, 11:16:35 AM »
Wimbledon R64: Stakhovsky def. [3] Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

I'll give it a 10+. You just didn't expect that. After an impressive R128 match against Hanescu, you could expect nothing but a win from Fed. He just doesn't lose R64 matches at slams. Well, definitely not at Wimbledon. But today it happened. The QF streak has ended. It's ended at Wimbledon, on Fed's best surface. Just a massive upset.
Massive indeed.
I fully expected Fed to cruise through to week 2 comfortable in the knowledge that Nadal would not be the one to deny him another GS title.  Looks like it only took an aggressive, attacking player to do the trick. ;-()

Actually, Fed had tight five-setters against Haas at RG '09 and Benneteau at Wim '12 in the days after Nadal's losses. Maybe he had extra pressure to win as his most difficult opponent Nadal was out.

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« Reply #51 on: June 27, 2013, 11:20:28 AM »
Actually, Fed had tight five-setters against Haas at RG '09 and Benneteau at Wim '12 in the days after Nadal's losses. Maybe he had extra pressure to win as his most difficult opponent Nadal was out.

That + Staks played one of the best matches in ATP history from a statistical standpoint.
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« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2013, 12:01:35 PM »
Wimbledon R64: Stakhovsky def. [3] Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

I'll give it a 10+. You just didn't expect that. After an impressive R128 match against Hanescu, you could expect nothing but a win from Fed. He just doesn't lose R64 matches at slams. Well, definitely not at Wimbledon. But today it happened. The QF streak has ended. It's ended at Wimbledon, on Fed's best surface. Just a massive upset.
Massive indeed.
I fully expected Fed to cruise through to week 2 comfortable in the knowledge that Nadal would not be the one to deny him another GS title.  Looks like it only took an aggressive, attacking player to do the trick. ;-()

In general he loses slams to the more aggressive/attacking player. Berdych USO 2012, Tsonga Wimbledon 2011, Tsonga at the French. Watching Stakhovski attack the net even in the tie-break in the fourth set, committed to bring the game to Roger at the net, was super impressive. Of course had he lost we'd be talking about how serve and volley has no place in today's game and he was a fool to attack the net all the time. Remember Roddick also took up the approach after hiring Connors in 2006/2007 and had some success but never when it mattered.
Super Impressive indeed!
However, I think comparing Roddick's late career change in tactics to Stakhovski's more natural ability is a bit of a stretch.

Great point, monster. Connors was trying to turn a square into a circle. And even at that, Pawan, Roddick had massive though short-lived success reaching the US Open final for only the 2nd time and first time since he won in 2003.


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Re: Re: The Upsets Bandwagon
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2013, 12:04:27 PM »
Wimbledon R64: Stakhovsky def. [3] Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

I'll give it a 10+. You just didn't expect that. After an impressive R128 match against Hanescu, you could expect nothing but a win from Fed. He just doesn't lose R64 matches at slams. Well, definitely not at Wimbledon. But today it happened. The QF streak has ended. It's ended at Wimbledon, on Fed's best surface. Just a massive upset.
Massive indeed.
I fully expected Fed to cruise through to week 2 comfortable in the knowledge that Nadal would not be the one to deny him another GS title.  Looks like it only took an aggressive, attacking player to do the trick. ;-()

In general he loses slams to the more aggressive/attacking player. Berdych USO 2012, Tsonga Wimbledon 2011, Tsonga at the French. Watching Stakhovski attack the net even in the tie-break in the fourth set, committed to bring the game to Roger at the net, was super impressive. Of course had he lost we'd be talking about how serve and volley has no place in today's game and he was a fool to attack the net all the time. Remember Roddick also took up the approach after hiring Connors in 2006/2007 and had some success but never when it mattered.

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« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2013, 04:39:39 PM »
Wimbledon R64: Stakhovsky def. [3] Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

I'll give it a 10+. You just didn't expect that. After an impressive R128 match against Hanescu, you could expect nothing but a win from Fed. He just doesn't lose R64 matches at slams. Well, definitely not at Wimbledon. But today it happened. The QF streak has ended. It's ended at Wimbledon, on Fed's best surface. Just a massive upset.
Massive indeed.
I fully expected Fed to cruise through to week 2 comfortable in the knowledge that Nadal would not be the one to deny him another GS title.  Looks like it only took an aggressive, attacking player to do the trick. ;-()

In general he loses slams to the more aggressive/attacking player. Berdych USO 2012, Tsonga Wimbledon 2011, Tsonga at the French. Watching Stakhovski attack the net even in the tie-break in the fourth set, committed to bring the game to Roger at the net, was super impressive. Of course had he lost we'd be talking about how serve and volley has no place in today's game and he was a fool to attack the net all the time. Remember Roddick also took up the approach after hiring Connors in 2006/2007 and had some success but never when it mattered.
Super Impressive indeed!
However, I think comparing Roddick's late career change in tactics to Stakhovski's more natural ability is a bit of a stretch.

Great point, monster. Connors was trying to turn a square into a circle. And even at that, Pawan, Roddick had massive though short-lived success reaching the US Open final for only the 2nd time and first time since he won in 2003.


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« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2013, 08:50:14 PM »
Wimbledon R64: Stakhovsky def. [3] Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

I'll give it a 10+. You just didn't expect that. After an impressive R128 match against Hanescu, you could expect nothing but a win from Fed. He just doesn't lose R64 matches at slams. Well, definitely not at Wimbledon. But today it happened. The QF streak has ended. It's ended at Wimbledon, on Fed's best surface. Just a massive upset.

Fed's the most consistent performer at slams of all time.
 
On the other hand he can't winning forever so had to lose.
 
Still I thought he would win down to the last point.

I thought if he had won the 4th set - he was going to win the match.  But to  Stakhovsky's credit...he held it together.  Stakhovsky said: "I'm in disbelief that it happened.  I was playing my best tennis I ever played and it almost wasn't enough to be Roger.  I'm incredibly happy."

So it took someone playing their best tennis ever to beat him.  Congrats to Stakhovsky.

So is that how you are comforting yourself now?  :rofl_2:

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Re: The Upsets Bandwagon
« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2013, 10:01:42 AM »
Wimbledon R16: [23] Lisicki def. [11] S. Williams 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

I'll give it a 7. Knowing that Sabine is very dangerous on grass, it came down to if she can keep her level up for the entire match. If she could, she could win the match. And that happened. But given Serena's form since last year's Wimbledon, it was an upset. I might give an 8 but I'm such a big Sabine fan that I give only a 7. I.e. not an upset, the result was NID.
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« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2013, 10:12:19 AM »
Delightful upset  :))

I'll give it a 6. I was kind of expecting this based on Sabine's previous matches.

Now can Sabine win Wimbledon?  :scared:

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« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2013, 02:53:16 PM »
Delightful upset  :))

I'll give it a 6. I was kind of expecting this based on Sabine's previous matches.

Now can Sabine win Wimbledon?  :scared:

The way this tournament has been going, she'll lose next round! Lol


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« Reply #59 on: July 01, 2013, 03:57:27 PM »
I think Wimbledon 2013 can be nicknamed the "Upsets Bandwagon"

I'll be cheering for Berdych and Janowicz to take out Djokovic and Murray just so we can have stick Wimbledon with that label.