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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1180 on: June 07, 2013, 12:50:54 PM »
That would be monsterstruck  :) haha
Looks like 2 out of 5 sets were good.
Doesn't make for a 'great match' in my book.
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1181 on: June 07, 2013, 12:51:53 PM »
The mind just took a big dump ...

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1182 on: June 07, 2013, 01:24:10 PM »
haha I was just poking fun, MS!

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1183 on: June 07, 2013, 01:25:31 PM »
That semi was sad, but congrats to Ferrer for finally reaching a slam final! And he's set up in the most perfect way to actually win it. He's very fresh off a quick win, Nadal's exhausted off a long, hard fought win, and the conditions work against Rafa. But it's still Rafa. And it's still clay. And it's still Ferrer, who usually freezes against Nadal.

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1184 on: June 07, 2013, 01:38:26 PM »
That semi was sad, but congrats to Ferrer for finally reaching a slam final! And he's set up in the most perfect way to actually win it. He's very fresh off a quick win, Nadal's exhausted off a long, hard fought win, and the conditions work against Rafa. But it's still Rafa. And it's still clay. And it's still Ferrer, who usually freezes against Nadal.

It was five sets but the points were much shorter than usual and many ended quickly with errors.
 
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1185 on: June 07, 2013, 01:47:09 PM »
Well, the semis are over. 
Congratulations to Nadal, Ferrer, and their fans.  Condolences to Djokovic, Tsonga and their fans. 
The first match went longer than I expected, the second shorter.

Nadal's play was about as I expected. Djokovic's play was mostly very good, but sometimes, how shall I put it, mysteriously inept in some stages of the match.  He appeared to be quite stiff in the middle of the match, losing 6-1 in the third, but then played himself out of that. 

Nadal really should have won this in 4 sets, but his play dipped some and Djokovic upped his level.  Strangely, it was almost the reverse of the 2012 Australian Open, but in both instances the final result was as one would expect for the player's favorite surface.

Ferrer was his usual steady self, bringing his A game, returning and retrieving well, and made relatively few errors. This seemed to discombobulate Tsonga.  Tsonga also seemed rather flat to me, maybe as a result of his victory over Federer.  Jo didn't attack, rarely came to the net.  He didn't seem to have a real plan against Ferrer.  He needed to serve better, attack more, and overpower Ferrer.  He didn't do any of those things well enough.  So David Ferrer won in 3 sets.
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Now it's Nadal vs. Ferrer in the final.  Will the match against Djokovic have tired Nadal enough to make a difference against the much fresher Ferrer who has yet to drop a set this tournament?

The weather conditions are supposed to be much cooler and damper on Sunday.  This might also favor the smaller Ferrer if Nadal's balls don't bounce so high.  We will see.  It's David Ferrer's first major final. How will he react to the occasion? Will he be overwhelmed or psyched for his first chance to win a major?  Stay tuned folks.  It ain't over yet....  :))

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1186 on: June 07, 2013, 02:07:23 PM »
Ferru is so gonna win on Sunday!

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1187 on: June 07, 2013, 02:22:33 PM »
Ferru is so gonna win on Sunday!

Agreed  ;-() In straight sets, probably, looking at his record.

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« Reply #1188 on: June 07, 2013, 02:38:58 PM »
Ferru is so gonna win on Sunday!

Agreed  ;-() In straight sets, probably, looking at his record.

Yep, he's already shown at RG that he's the best claycourter in the World right now. Sunday will be only a formality to prove that.

I'm already smelling a Channel Slam. He had already last year a tight match against Murray who beat the Wimbledon champ at SW19 at the Olympics.

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1189 on: June 07, 2013, 04:56:15 PM »
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1190 on: June 07, 2013, 05:13:13 PM »

Tsonga also seemed rather flat to me, maybe as a result of his victory over Federer. Jo didn't attack, rarely came to the net.  He didn't seem to have a real plan against Ferrer.  He needed to serve better, attack more, and overpower Ferrer.  He didn't do any of those things well enough.  So David Ferrer won in 3 sets.


This s**t should come as no surprise to anyone who's watched Tsonga over the years.

Nothing about his performance today was either remarkable or unpredictable.
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« Reply #1191 on: June 07, 2013, 05:17:03 PM »

Tsonga also seemed rather flat to me, maybe as a result of his victory over Federer. Jo didn't attack, rarely came to the net.  He didn't seem to have a real plan against Ferrer.  He needed to serve better, attack more, and overpower Ferrer.  He didn't do any of those things well enough.  So David Ferrer won in 3 sets.


This s**t should come as no surprise to anyone who's watched Tsonga over the years.

Nothing about his performance today was either remarkable or unpredictable.
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« Reply #1192 on: June 07, 2013, 05:22:43 PM »

Tsonga also seemed rather flat to me, maybe as a result of his victory over Federer. Jo didn't attack, rarely came to the net.  He didn't seem to have a real plan against Ferrer.  He needed to serve better, attack more, and overpower Ferrer.  He didn't do any of those things well enough.  So David Ferrer won in 3 sets.


This s**t should come as no surprise to anyone who's watched Tsonga over the years.

Nothing about his performance today was either remarkable or unpredictable.
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1193 on: June 07, 2013, 05:35:01 PM »
I've never been so disappointed in my life. Djokovic serving for 5:3, losing focus and getting broken ... there was some hope even at 5:5 but Nole lost.  I feel depressed, I hate myself and Djokovic. I've been watching tennis for almost 30 years and I've never taken a loss of my favorite player so hard.

Then Tsonga lost, another disappointment. I didn't see the match as I had to sleep. I stayed up all night long, I can't comment on that match, still can't believe that Ferrer managed to finish Tsonga in 3 sets. As much as I like Ferrer as a person, I simply think that he has nothing to hurt Nadal.

Anyway, Congrats to Naddal and his fans. My heart is broken  :(

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« Reply #1194 on: June 07, 2013, 06:02:18 PM »
I've never been so disappointed in my life. Djokovic serving for 5:3, losing focus and getting broken ... there was some hope even at 5:5 but Nole lost.  I feel depressed, I hate myself and Djokovic. I've been watching tennis for almost 30 years and I've never taken a loss of my favorite player so hard.

Then Tsonga lost, another disappointment. I didn't see the match as I had to sleep. I stayed up all night long, I can't comment on that match, still can't believe that Ferrer managed to finish Tsonga in 3 sets. As much as I like Ferrer as a person, I simply think that he has nothing to hurt Nadal.

Anyway, Congrats to Naddal and his fans. My heart is broken  :(

I've taken a few very disappointing losses from Andy (and trust me, it's very hard to see your most favourite player lose one Major final after another and none of you were ever in that place as a fan ) but never hated him for it. In fact, I couldn't even imagine how he felt after every big loss and it had always made me love him even more. Anyway, I didn't get to see the match as I was at work and in a couple of back to back meetings but I did get to check the scores from time to time. It seems to me Nole is a bit nervous about facing Nadal at RG and doesn't play with the same confidence. RG is after all Nadal's territory and Nole probably doesn't feel as comfortable as he does on other Slams. But know that Nole is going to RG. Too bad it didn't come this time around but it will come. He was doing better than Nadal in the final set and it's unfortunate that he had to lose it from there, but there's still a lot of positive to take from.

Cheer up. Nole will win RG. Nadal's days are numbered anyway.
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1195 on: June 07, 2013, 06:06:54 PM »
I'll be skipping the final altogether. I am not too keen on Ferrer who got very lucky once Tsonga took Federer out and now he's in the final. Tsonga just can't back it up after a big win. His targets are always the big guys and once he achieves that, he gets too comfortable. I was told he sort of got booed off the court. These French crowd, really. Anyway, I feel we are in for one of the worst finals ever. Ferrer lost all his matches to Nadal this year, all 3 of them and not only that, he got bageled twice in two matches. No match. He'll just grind non-stop and then will bend over to Nadal. I have 0 interest int his match.

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1196 on: June 07, 2013, 06:21:02 PM »
I've never been so disappointed in my life. Djokovic serving for 5:3, losing focus and getting broken ... there was some hope even at 5:5 but Nole lost.  I feel depressed, I hate myself and Djokovic. I've been watching tennis for almost 30 years and I've never taken a loss of my favorite player so hard.

Then Tsonga lost, another disappointment. I didn't see the match as I had to sleep. I stayed up all night long, I can't comment on that match, still can't believe that Ferrer managed to finish Tsonga in 3 sets. As much as I like Ferrer as a person, I simply think that he has nothing to hurt Nadal.

Anyway, Congrats to Naddal and his fans. My heart is broken  :(

I've taken a few very disappointing losses from Andy (and trust me, it's very hard to see your most favourite player lose one Major final after another and none of you were ever in that place as a fan ) but never hated him for it. In fact, I couldn't even imagine how he felt after every big loss and it had always made me love him even more. Anyway, I didn't get to see the match as I was at work and in a couple of back to back meetings but I did get to check the scores from time to time. It seems to me Nole is a bit nervous about facing Nadal at RG and doesn't play with the same confidence. RG is after all Nadal's territory and Nole probably doesn't feel as comfortable as he does on other Slams. But know that Nole is going to RG. Too bad it didn't come this time around but it will come. He was doing better than Nadal in the final set and it's unfortunate that he had to lose it from there, but there's still a lot of positive to take from.

Cheer up. Nole will win RG. Nadal's days are numbered anyway.

Emma, when I sasid 'I hate myself and Nole' it was a metaphor. This one was really hard for me but life goes on. I won't be watching the final. Too tired, plus I don't think Ferrer has anything to hurt Rafa.

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1197 on: June 07, 2013, 06:49:21 PM »

Tsonga also seemed rather flat to me, maybe as a result of his victory over Federer. Jo didn't attack, rarely came to the net.  He didn't seem to have a real plan against Ferrer.  He needed to serve better, attack more, and overpower Ferrer.  He didn't do any of those things well enough.  So David Ferrer won in 3 sets.


This s**t should come as no surprise to anyone who's watched Tsonga over the years.

Nothing about his performance today was either remarkable or unpredictable.
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1198 on: June 07, 2013, 06:52:15 PM »
I'll be skipping the final altogether. I am not too keen on Ferrer who got very lucky once Tsonga took Federer out and now he's in the final. Tsonga just can't back it up after a big win. His targets are always the big guys and once he achieves that, he gets too comfortable. I was told he sort of got booed off the court. These French crowd, really. Anyway, I feel we are in for one of the worst finals ever. Ferrer lost all his matches to Nadal this year, all 3 of them and not only that, he got bageled twice in two matches. No match. He'll just grind non-stop and then will bend over to Nadal. I have 0 interest int his match.

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« Reply #1199 on: June 07, 2013, 06:56:22 PM »
Just shrugg it off, Alex. I wasn't able concentrate at all at work after the match and kind of ended up posting a lot on the other forum and it kind of took my mind off. I am a lot gutted for Nole. I was almost 80% sure he was going to win even after he lost the 1st set, I was so confident. I am sure though he will win RG. This is still not his time yet but he has one too many years left in him and who's going to better than him once Nadal falls apart? I mean it was no easy match for Nadal today and I am sure that early break of serve in the 5th set didn't help his case either, so it wasn't a very easy and convincing win for him rest assured. Nole's getting very, very close though it would have nice to beat Nadal on his best surface while he was still in his prime and this year was just perfect for that to happen.

Cheer up and go to bed early. I don't think you should tire yourself out with these matches when you need to take complete rest.
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