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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2013, 04:55:05 PM »
well yes and no.


 
they all need a little bit of luck.
 
with 3 all time greats playing at the same time, it is not easy to win slams.
 
 
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I guess what bugs me about the concept of 'luck' is that folks think that some people have 'it' and others don't.  They then use that as some sort of explanation for what is nothing more than pure chance.  Let the chips fall where they may, the best players win because they create the opportunities for 'good luck' to happen to them.
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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2013, 09:30:13 PM »
The concept of luck is a crutch for the weak.
Warriors prepare, perform, and accept the outcome whatever it may be.

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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2013, 08:06:42 AM »
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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2013, 10:20:46 AM »
The concept of luck is a crutch for the weak.
Warriors prepare, perform, and accept the outcome whatever it may be.

I'm going to have to facebook this with all due copyrights to monstertruck if you don't mind :) clearly applies to more than tennis.


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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2013, 11:02:36 AM »
it's too early to speculate, but I expect some major upsets mhhm mhhm  :ok:
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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2013, 11:38:35 AM »
it's too early to speculate, but I expect some major upsets mhhm mhhm  :ok:

If you EXPECT an upset, is it still an upset?  :)~


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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2013, 11:49:43 AM »
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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2013, 12:03:03 PM »
it's too early to speculate, but I expect some major upsets mhhm mhhm  :ok:

If you EXPECT an upset, is it still an upset?  :)~

to the majority of the people and tennis fans, yes!  :)~
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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2013, 08:00:30 AM »
it's too early to speculate, but I expect some major upsets mhhm mhhm  :ok:

If you EXPECT an upset, is it still an upset?  :)~

Sure, if I expect for example Gulbis to beat Nadal at RG (I don't), and he miraculously manages to do just that, it still counts as an upset, because almost everyone else expect Nadal to win. Besides, he's not specifying which upsets he sees coming. Will it be another early Nadal loss? An early Federer loss? Murray? Djokovic? I agree with the sentiment that not everything should go "as planned" this year. But we'll see soon enough :)

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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2013, 06:07:58 PM »
True enough, real warriors make their own luck.
Then we will fight in the shade.

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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2013, 06:52:06 PM »
Murray will rise.

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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2013, 07:16:36 PM »
murray and jerzy will rise.
 
 
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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2013, 05:39:19 AM »
The concept of luck is a crutch for the weak.
Warriors prepare, perform, and accept the outcome whatever it may be.

I'm going to have to facebook this with all due copyrights to monstertruck if you don't mind :) clearly applies to more than tennis.
Have at it Pawan!

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My blood boils when people mention luck as an excuse for inadequacies whether it be someone elses or there own.
Life happens, be prepared, deal with it.
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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2013, 05:40:51 AM »
it's too early to speculate, but I expect some major upsets mhhm mhhm  :ok:
Are you thinking of anyone in particular Lugman??? :whistle:
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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2013, 10:03:11 AM »
it's too early to speculate, but I expect some major upsets mhhm mhhm  :ok:
Are you thinking of anyone in particular Lugman??? :whistle:

There are too many dark horses no-one would want in their early rounds. One of them is Gulbis.
Also for later, youngsters such as  Janowicz, Dimitrov even Paire have proven they can do some damage. Luckily he secured seeded spot due to his current deep run going 10spots up in the rankings.

Also, I will mention Haas, because he can challenge anyone on grass.

And ultimately top guns aren't as strong as they used to be. So I think its gonna be interesting  :ok:
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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2013, 07:28:12 PM »
I like all of what you said except for the last comment Lugman.
I think the top 4 are actually stronger than they've ever been (though not in the same order as years past) and think it would be quite an upset for any of them to be knocked out.

I'm liking this Jerzy Kid and Gulbis's game turns me on.
....and then of course Tommy.

That's what's cool about grass :rasta:, it doesn't seem as predictable to me.

For me, the big question is-  who's going to beat Nole?
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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2013, 07:45:01 PM »
Yeah maybe they are, we'll see..

About Nole. Well I for sure know he doesn't want Haas in his way. Tommy already defeated him both times on grass, Halle and Wimbly QF.
Not to mention he has probably the best h2h vs Nole bar the top dogs.
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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2013, 07:45:31 PM »
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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2013, 07:46:36 PM »
go tommy the invincible.
 
 
tommy to rule Wimbledon this year.
 
 
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Re: Early 2013 Wimbledon speculations
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2013, 07:51:59 PM »
Yeah maybe they are, we'll see..

About Nole. Well I for sure know he doesn't want Haas in his way. Tommy already defeated him both times on grass, Halle and Wimbly QF.
Not to mention he has probably the best h2h vs Nole bar the top dogs.
You know, I like that answer alot! :))
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