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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #200 on: August 16, 2013, 03:46:25 PM »
Murray's out too  :\. Kudos to Berdych. I just saw the second set. Nole and Muzza can go for some beer tonight and cry together  :zipped:.

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #201 on: August 16, 2013, 03:51:24 PM »
Good grief!   And what surprises today!  I thought Murray / Berdych might be closely contested, but it wasn't. TB simply outplaying AM, 63,64.  A good win for TB.

Serena won the first set 6-0! Going with serve in the 2nd but Halep under pressure on serve. 
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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #202 on: August 16, 2013, 03:56:53 PM »
Thanks Alex.  I heard John's post match comments and assumed this was his first win over #1.

GBY it was a superb all court effort by John. Tremendous play at net.

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #203 on: August 16, 2013, 04:07:17 PM »
I don't like Isner at all, but today he played pretty good. Good volleys and ROS.

Berdych you legend!  :cool:
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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #204 on: August 16, 2013, 04:18:40 PM »
Isner and Berdych were very, very clutch today. Highly impressive.
“It is not too far way,” Toni Nadal told The Australian after Nadal collected the 13th major of his career by mowing down Novak Djokovic in an electrifying final of the US Open. “It is getting very, very close for Rafa to be level with Roger or more.”

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #205 on: August 16, 2013, 04:40:56 PM »
Welcome to the board! Congrats on being a fellow Rafa fan  :)~

Great win for Isner! I will definitely have to watch that match when I get home. Also unexpected loss from Murray. I didn't see either one of those coming. With Murray going out early in both this tourney and Montreal, and with Djoker losing to Rafa at Montreal and going out early here, and with Fed skipping Montreal.....I'd say if Rafa beats Fed tonight (most likely going to happen), he'll be considered the clear favorite for the USO......which just sounds weird. I don't think Rafa has EVER been the clear favorite for the USO.

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

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #206 on: August 16, 2013, 04:56:03 PM »
It seems that if Rafa wins Cincy he'll overtake Murray at #2.

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #207 on: August 16, 2013, 05:50:55 PM »
Fed Nadal up soon.  :king:
 
Djokovic out again??  What's going on with him lately?
 
 

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #208 on: August 16, 2013, 05:54:13 PM »
Interesting results today,  Didn't see the Isner result coming.  With Berdych, I had a feeling he could beat Murray because he has a better H2H with him and Murray is still celebrating his Wimbledon win. :rofl_2:

Anyway... I HATE the upcoming match.  I hate it with Nadal and Roger plays because it's just a nightmare match-up for Roger.  So... I expect Nadal to win again (probably in straight sets).  My HEART says Roger, but my head is saying Nadal in 2 easy sets.  But who knows....miracles do happen! 

But if Roger loses, where will he drop?  6th? 7th?

I also have to agree that Nadal is the clear favorite for the US Open at this point.  Nothing I've seen this week has changed that at all.  Novak was trying to get his career master's slam with the Cincy title, but he caved in.  Murray, as I said earlier, is still celebrating; Ferrer has gone away; Del Potro -- who knows how his body will hold up.  I heard him saying something about his wrist hurting after the match today; Berdych... he'll never be a favorite in a grand slam until he wins one; and Roger has been in a funk all year.  So...Nadal is the clear cut favorite, but knowing Nadal, he'll find a way to spin it to try to make it seem like he has no chance...or that someone else is the 'clear' favorite.  I have no idea why he doesn't like being the 'favorite' when everyone in the world knows he is! :rofl_2:

But anyway... I have an engagement to attend tonight so I'll have to 'tape' Roger's match.  However, I probably won't watch it when I get back because I HATE watching Roger lose!!!!! :Confused:   

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #209 on: August 16, 2013, 06:15:23 PM »
well, I'll be cheering for Fed. If he loses he'll drop to #7. Rafa is beatable btw, regardless of their bad match up.

Swis, as for Nole, he played a horrendous match. he was DF on key points, BH was off, something was bothering him, sending easy balls to the net, you name it. All Isner needed to do is to serve well, which he did, and play within himself.

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #210 on: August 16, 2013, 07:03:19 PM »
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. Roger takes the first set. Go Roger  :yahoo:. Vintage Fed.

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #211 on: August 16, 2013, 07:04:18 PM »
Last backhand from Federer is amazing. I think lower bounce help Federer plays against Nadal.

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #212 on: August 16, 2013, 07:05:17 PM »
Fed is phenomenal so far.  :lmao:

I think his performance and movement surprised us all today.

Hopefully he can keep this up. ;-()
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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #213 on: August 16, 2013, 07:11:56 PM »
Darn, Dallas is turning us all to Fed tards  :rofl_2:. If Fed continues like this piggy will be roasted tonight  ;-().

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #214 on: August 16, 2013, 07:14:19 PM »
No kidding?!

Fed looks good early 2nd set, too.

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #215 on: August 16, 2013, 07:24:15 PM »
I don't believe it. I just saw Roger take a BH on the rise. Has this been a key to his success tonight. ???

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #216 on: August 16, 2013, 07:26:52 PM »
Awesome Roger! 9/11 at net! Serving lights out.

By the way, as lame as Fedal finals became to me, I am loving this QF!!!

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #217 on: August 16, 2013, 07:31:38 PM »
This set is frying by 4-3 Rafa on serve.

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #218 on: August 16, 2013, 07:32:53 PM »
Gee wizz guys, I start posting and everyone stops :(

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #219 on: August 16, 2013, 07:35:17 PM »
Awesome tennis!!!!!!!

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