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« Reply #180 on: January 26, 2005, 07:11:51 AM »
Hewitt just disposed of Nalbandian 10-8 in the 5th set.

Roddick got through his lame a$$ draw when Daveydanko (sp?) retired in the third set.  His draw has been very weak.  But now Roddick gets Hewitt, this should be VERY interesting!!!

Top 4 seeds into the semis isn't it?
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« Reply #181 on: January 26, 2005, 10:06:18 AM »
Hewitt played 2 straight 5 setters while Roddick pretty much pranced thru his last two matches. Hewitt might not have anything left in the tank for Roddick. Federer and Safin are both fresh, so I'd expect an epic match between those two. I want too see a good match to make up for the Federer-Agassi match, I didn't even shed a tear in that match and nothing to cheer for :whistle:
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« Reply #182 on: January 26, 2005, 10:09:27 AM »
I have a feeling Hewitt will be just fine for this next match.  But if he gets to the finals it will start to take it's toll.
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« Reply #183 on: January 26, 2005, 10:55:07 AM »
All that wear and tear on the mate are bound to take a toll, but he'll get through on sheer guts and determination. I'm not saying that he will win, but I think with the adrenaline pumping it will more than make up for any lost energy he might be missing.  This should be a great matchup.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #184 on: January 26, 2005, 10:56:10 AM »
Correction, this should be an amazing match mate!  :)
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« Reply #185 on: January 26, 2005, 11:08:44 AM »
Gidday mate.  I wish the match was on around dinner time so I could "throw another shrimp on the barbie" and watch tennis at the same time.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #186 on: January 26, 2005, 11:20:24 AM »
Now when you say "barbie" which of the following do you mean?







Because if it is the last one, u are the man!
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« Reply #187 on: January 26, 2005, 11:23:07 AM »
lol.....barbie is Australian for bbq.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #188 on: January 26, 2005, 11:29:24 AM »
I added the grill in there for that one too you know.  Get your mind out of the gutter, you didn;t even see the other 2 pictures did you?  hee
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« Reply #189 on: January 26, 2005, 02:16:08 PM »
Hewitt is not tired at all.    He said so in his interviews.   Roddick is not tiring to play, he plays short bam-bam points.   Hewitt will counterpunch beautifully, and will have no problems with fatigue.   It will be an easy 3, maybe 4 set win for Hewitt.   Then in the final against Federer, after Federer has spanked Safin, the fatigue will start to show since Federer plays longer points.

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« Reply #190 on: January 26, 2005, 02:23:46 PM »
That is a good point that Roddick doesn't play long rallies.  I am sure that Hewitt is in phenominal condition and will be just fine for his next match!!!
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« Reply #191 on: January 26, 2005, 03:04:45 PM »
Hewitt proved me wrong for the second match in a row, and he'll have to do it again because I can't see him getting past Roddick because his last two matches have been 4 hours long each. Roddick on the other hand is as fresh as can be.

But you really have to admire Hewitt's fighting qualities, its like he's captured the never say die attitude of the Rocky films into his tennis. With this attitude, Hewitt has managed to make quite little go a very long way.

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« Reply #192 on: January 26, 2005, 03:06:21 PM »
And even of he does somehwe manage to get past Roddick, he'll still get destroyed by Federer in the final, basically, Hewitt will not win this tournament.

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« Reply #193 on: January 26, 2005, 03:31:28 PM »
Yeah but you can bet your money that Federer will destroy Roddick in the final if Roddick makes it as well.

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« Reply #194 on: January 26, 2005, 04:14:19 PM »
LOL...Hewitt and Roddick are fighting to see who's going to be spanked by Federer. A few years ago everyone is looking for the top spot.  Federer came  along and now everyone is vying for the second spot just to avoid facing Federer before the final  :whistle:
Federer is kinky, he loves to spank his victims  :))
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« Reply #195 on: January 26, 2005, 04:58:03 PM »
For what I´ve been reading you all take for granted that Federer will beat Safin?
I believe you´re underestimating Safin´s capability to fight against Fed.
Marat is fresh, has not played any long matches like lat year.
Sure, Fed has the edge on this one, but unpredictable Safin is playing up there as well.

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« Reply #196 on: January 26, 2005, 05:14:42 PM »
Sorry but Federer has too much determination to win this grand slam to let unpredictable Safin get in the way.    Safin also is mentally down before he takes the court against Federer, and their last meeting where he failed to win the second set will only add to that.

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« Reply #197 on: January 26, 2005, 09:07:06 PM »
We might be taking Safin for granted. But I don't think Federer is, he never takes anyone opponent for granted!!! That said, let the spanking begins  :H
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« Reply #198 on: January 26, 2005, 10:07:35 PM »
When was the last time the top 4 seeds all made the semis of a slam?  Having said that, the difference in the levels of the top players is so small (well maybe not between #1 and the rest), but Fed still has to win it on the court, not on paper.  Upsets are what makes the sports world go round.  All it would take is for Fed to be down a bit and for Fafin to play great and we are talking upset.  But don't count on it.
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« Reply #199 on: January 26, 2005, 10:22:35 PM »
Didn't the top 4 seeds make it to the US Open semis?  I forget already.  I will go look it up.
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