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Who will win Mens French Open?

Nadal
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Djokovic
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Berlocq
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2 (9.5%)

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1200 on: June 07, 2013, 06:59:19 PM »
I am actually watching the replay on TSN - Nadal / Nole that is. A drink would have been nice but I have nothing at home.
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1201 on: June 07, 2013, 07:01:21 PM »
Here, have a frozen margarita.
First one's on me.
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1202 on: June 07, 2013, 07:07:37 PM »
Here, have a frozen margarita.
First one's on me.
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I'd love a frozen margarita. yum. Thank you my dear.  :drinks:
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1203 on: June 07, 2013, 09:54:36 PM »
it never fails for people with preconceived notions to close their eyes to reality and keep spewing the sense nonsense that maybe made sense a few years ago.


Why call Ferrer a grinder? The guy has ANNIHILATED the competition this year on clay and especially at RG with aggression, net touch and exquisite returning. Sure, the guy is little and lacks the easy power of a Federer or Tsonga but it doesn't mean he is not trying to push the envelope and dictates proceedings on the court.


Today he was 17/22 at the net in three easy sets......that's outstanding. His backhand has improved since last year and the IO forehand it's always a weapon.


another member talking about Nadal/Ferrer matches this years, failed to mention that Ferrer was only two points away from winning at Rome....Nadal kind of got lucky to escape that one.


Ferrer in the previous eras before Rafa/Roger/Novak, would have accumulate a lot of hardware on clay with a couple of RGs to boot. He its the evolution of your great claycourter from the past (Nadal it's an anomaly).


I say he might have a chance IF Nadal it's not up to task physically. He has the game to push Rafa. Anyways, Rafa is the GOAT and GOAT normally win the matches they are suppose to win.....just like today; not even a confident Djokovic and his dead coach couldn't change the outcome.

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1204 on: June 07, 2013, 10:47:55 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.
Being a Tsonga fan is sort of like riding a roller coaster. :grind dance: :sick: :shakey: :blue: :lol: :rain: :trampoline: :cursing:

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Here I was excited by the way he played against Federer and looking forward to his chances of taking home a slam. I think he might have been able to take advantage of a tired Nadal a little more than Ferrer.

Only thing to see here is if Ferrer will win more or less games than Federer in 2008. Ultimately it's going to be a straight set victory for Nadal on Sunday, one close set max.


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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1205 on: June 07, 2013, 11:12:54 PM »
negative.
 
ferru is playing well enough to steal a set.
 
 
and nadal is the master of making a giant production out of some of his matches.
 
 
 
 

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1206 on: June 07, 2013, 11:24:15 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.
Being a Tsonga fan is sort of like riding a roller coaster. :grind dance: :sick: :shakey: :blue: :lol: :rain: :trampoline: :cursing:

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Here I was excited by the way he played against Federer and looking forward to his chances of taking home a slam. I think he might have been able to take advantage of a tired Nadal a little more than Ferrer.

Only thing to see here is if Ferrer will win more or less games than Federer in 2008. Ultimately it's going to be a straight set victory for Nadal on Sunday, one close set max.

haha It's hard to get less games than Fed did that year  :whistle: Granted, Nadal and Ferrer played last year in similar conditions, and it was a complete obliteration for Nadal. I don't see it being much different this year. Nadal played too well against Nole. He ran from the finish line in the fourth set, but he won't do that against Ferrer. He has no reason to be nervous against Ferrer. Ferrer's record against Rafa is abysmal, and if you look at clay, it's even worse.

Rafa is the FIRST to qualify for WTF this year! :D

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1207 on: June 08, 2013, 03:28:31 AM »
Congrats to all Nadal fans v Nole,great match i've just seen the highlights.Alex your time will come after such a close match,maybe next year.

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1208 on: June 08, 2013, 04:30:29 AM »
Congrats to all Nadal fans v Nole,great match i've just seen the highlights.Alex your time will come after such a close match,maybe next year.
nope Sid, my time have come and gone.

Maybe, Andy will win W and the USO. I wouldn't mind it  :). Djokovic is a has been. 6 slams, not bad I guess but I can not tolerate those stupid smashes. Need to change my avi. Nole is dead for me.

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1209 on: June 08, 2013, 04:37:53 AM »
Congrats to all Nadal fans v Nole,great match i've just seen the highlights.Alex your time will come after such a close match,maybe next year.
nope Sid, my time have come and gone.

Maybe, Andy will win W and the USO. I wouldn't mind it  :). Djokovic is a has been. 6 slams, not bad I guess but I can not tolerate those stupid smashes. Need to change my avi. Nole is dead for me.

Nothing is for sure Alex,chin up mate he still no1,think on that.Murray might have played a master stroke missing RG,word is he already had 8 or 9 days on grass.

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1210 on: June 08, 2013, 04:43:41 AM »
Congrats to all Nadal fans v Nole,great match i've just seen the highlights.Alex your time will come after such a close match,maybe next year.
nope Sid, my time have come and gone.

Maybe, Andy will win W and the USO. I wouldn't mind it  :). Djokovic is a has been. 6 slams, not bad I guess but I can not tolerate those stupid smashes. Need to change my avi. Nole is dead for me.

Spoken like a "true" Fed Nadal Djokovic fan.

Funny how you all sound alike when your guy loses.

Hopefully you were just being silly when you posted that.  :Confused:
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1211 on: June 08, 2013, 05:41:51 AM »
Congrats to all Nadal fans v Nole,great match i've just seen the highlights.Alex your time will come after such a close match,maybe next year.

nope Sid, my time have come and gone.

Maybe, Andy will win W and the USO. I wouldn't mind it  :). Djokovic is a has been. 6 slams, not bad I guess but I can not tolerate those stupid smashes. Need to change my avi. Nole is dead for me.


Spoken like a "true" Fed Nadal Djokovic fan.

Funny how you all sound alike when your guy loses.

Hopefully you were just being silly when you posted that.  :Confused:

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1212 on: June 08, 2013, 05:49:01 AM »
I guess not.

Well, Nole's done. Had a nice run while it lasted. Could have been better, but not bad.
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« Reply #1213 on: June 08, 2013, 05:50:47 AM »
or try this  :rofl_2:
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1214 on: June 08, 2013, 05:57:07 AM »
Congrats to all Nadal fans v Nole,great match i've just seen the highlights.Alex your time will come after such a close match,maybe next year.
nope Sid, my time have come and gone.

Maybe, Andy will win W and the USO. I wouldn't mind it  :). Djokovic is a has been. 6 slams, not bad I guess but I can not tolerate those stupid smashes. Need to change my avi. Nole is dead for me.

Spoken like a "true" Fed Nadal Djokovic fan.

Funny how you all sound alike when your guy loses.

Hopefully you were just being silly when you posted that.  :Confused:
Attaching any weight whatsoever to the performance of a professional sports player/team relative to your own life is beyond my comprehension.  Perhaps the result of being a long-time Red Sox fan. :whistle:
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« Reply #1215 on: June 08, 2013, 06:02:05 AM »
Poor Elena Dementieva!  :(  She finally figured out how to get the toss in the right spot consistently but it looks like she breaks out in double-dutch with imaginary jump ropes in the middle of her toss.
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1217 on: June 08, 2013, 06:14:55 AM »
Congrats to all Nadal fans v Nole,great match i've just seen the highlights.Alex your time will come after such a close match,maybe next year.
nope Sid, my time have come and gone.

Maybe, Andy will win W and the USO. I wouldn't mind it  :). Djokovic is a has been. 6 slams, not bad I guess but I can not tolerate those stupid smashes. Need to change my avi. Nole is dead for me.

Spoken like a "true" Fed Nadal Djokovic fan.

Funny how you all sound alike when your guy loses.

Hopefully you were just being silly when you posted that.  :Confused:
Attaching any weight whatsoever to the performance of a professional sports player/team relative to your own life is beyond my comprehension.  Perhaps the result of being a long-time Red Sox fan. :whistle:

It's such a cruel fate to have loved someone...
who won just 6 majors, but never lived up to your expectations...  :(
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1218 on: June 08, 2013, 06:49:40 AM »
Congrats to all Nadal fans v Nole,great match i've just seen the highlights.Alex your time will come after such a close match,maybe next year.
nope Sid, my time have come and gone.

Maybe, Andy will win W and the USO. I wouldn't mind it  :). Djokovic is a has been. 6 slams, not bad I guess but I can not tolerate those stupid smashes. Need to change my avi. Nole is dead for me.

Spoken like a "true" Fed Nadal Djokovic fan.

Funny how you all sound alike when your guy loses.

Hopefully you were just being silly when you posted that.  :Confused:
Attaching any weight whatsoever to the performance of a professional sports player/team relative to your own life is beyond my comprehension.  Perhaps the result of being a long-time Red Sox fan. :whistle:

It's such a cruel fate to have loved someone...
who won just 6 majors, but never lived up to your expectations...  :(
Indeed.
For those who believe in fate, luck, and such. :rofl_2:
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros (May 21-June 9) Draw in post #2
« Reply #1219 on: June 08, 2013, 07:00:39 AM »
it never fails for people with preconceived notions to close their eyes to reality and keep spewing the sense nonsense that maybe made sense a few years ago.


Why call Ferrer a grinder? The guy has ANNIHILATED the competition this year on clay and especially at RG with aggression, net touch and exquisite returning. Sure, the guy is little and lacks the easy power of a Federer or Tsonga but it doesn't mean he is not trying to push the envelope and dictates proceedings on the court.


Today he was 17/22 at the net in three easy sets......that's outstanding. His backhand has improved since last year and the IO forehand it's always a weapon.


another member talking about Nadal/Ferrer matches this years, failed to mention that Ferrer was only two points away from winning at Rome....Nadal kind of got lucky to escape that one.


Ferrer in the previous eras before Rafa/Roger/Novak, would have accumulate a lot of hardware on clay with a couple of RGs to boot. He its the evolution of your great claycourter from the past (Nadal it's an anomaly).


I say he might have a chance IF Nadal it's not up to task physically. He has the game to push Rafa. Anyways, Rafa is the GOAT and GOAT normally win the matches they are suppose to win.....just like today; not even a confident Djokovic and his dead coach couldn't change the outcome.
Too lazy to coin another term for his style of play.
I certainly admire his accomplishments with the tools he's had to work with.
'A great record on clay,aggression, net touch (when in position), and a great ROS' don't negate the fact that he's a very conservative player who typically wears his opponents down with consistent play.  Yes, his serve has improved, but I wouldn't consider it a primary weapon in his arsenal.  Those would be his consistency, fitness, and focus.  All hallmarks of a grinder (or whatever new term you'd like to use). 


But hey, that's just the uniformed opinion of a 40 year tennis player, coach, mentor, equipment junkie, stringer,  and fan.  That doesn't make it right. :))


On a side note, it's hard keeping up with all the pre-match chatter here at T4U regarding the approaching WTA final between two of the biggest stars on that tour. :\
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