General Discussion: The Tennis Appreciation Thread


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Brian Damage
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4 Jun 2016 13:58
Djok has shown weaknesses and blips in recent times too, but it's going to be a tough match for murray, though there's still the chance.
smith
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posted 4 Jun 2016 14:24, edited 4 Jun 2016 14:24
True. Murray did very well against him in that ATP final a few weeks back where he took him the distance. Djok needed about 10 deuces before wrapping it up in the final game. Murray then beating him a week later in Rome. His fitness levels are as good as djoks so it will be an interesting battle over 5 sets as I can't see him winning it in any less. It would tie him with Becker in '85 and Kuerten in '97 having played 29 sets to win a grand slam. Quite the statistic.
smith
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4 Jun 2016 17:12
Here is another pretty awesome statistic.

The last time Murray lost to anyone but Djokovic in a final was July 2012 when he played Federer at Wimbledon. Eek

21 final appearances since that defeat (Won 14 Lost 7):
11 against Djokovic (Won 4 Lost 7) and 10 wins against Nadal, Federer, Anderson, Kohlschreiber, Ferrer X 2, Dimitrov, Cilic and Robredo X 2.

Djokovic and Murray in a league of their own.
MoB
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5 Jun 2016 08:24
won 150quid on bisping last night, all gonna go on murray to win 3-2
Brian Damage
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5 Jun 2016 10:53
I think 3-2 may be a good shout
Honnete
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5 Jun 2016 15:38
As good as printing it.
MoB
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5 Jun 2016 16:21
Win some lose some
smith
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19 Jun 2016 14:34
smith wrote: Here is another pretty awesome statistic.

The last time Murray lost to anyone but Djokovic in a final was July 2012 when he played Federer at Wimbledon. Eek

21 final appearances since that defeat (Won 14 Lost 7):
11 against Djokovic (Won 4 Lost 7) and 10 wins against Nadal, Federer, Anderson, Kohlschreiber, Ferrer X 2, Dimitrov, Cilic and Robredo X 2.

Djokovic and Murray in a league of their own.

That statistic about to come to an end here. Raonic smashing him off the court in Queens final Eek
smith
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19 Jun 2016 15:08
55 service games unbroken this tournament from Raonic. Murray's answer? BReaks him twice in a row. Comeback on. Third and final set.
stoney
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19 Jun 2016 18:05
Noble, you said you would do the cucumber or
Rusty bean can if he ever won, why still doubt ?
adidaskev
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19 Jun 2016 21:07
Murray still believed he could win today, as he wasn't playing Novak. His mental believe against Djokovic seems gone these days - Wimbledon crowd helping him could and hopefully will give him some belief back if they meet again in the final.
smith
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posted 19 Jun 2016 21:49, edited 19 Jun 2016 21:49
Think playing just 3 sets has something to do with it too. Been left running on an empty tank in many a grand slam final against the better players (namely fed and djok).

Having lendl back will help him. Had a much more aggressive attack at Queens, which has been missing the last year. Also first serve % stats looking better which also helps.
stoney
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29 Jun 2016 15:57
I know the bloke playing fed, plays at my club, he's a LAD , good bloke and a great story
Brian Damage
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30 Jun 2016 06:42
Off to join the sw19 q today..
smith
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30 Jun 2016 08:13
Nice. Cool Enjoy. That queue is for the hardcore fans though. Wouldn't do it if you paid me.
Brian Damage
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30 Jun 2016 08:48
Qued about 7hr last year, just arrived hope it's not long!
stoney
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1 Jul 2016 06:21
what time you join the q and how long it take this year ? Ive got centre court tickets tomoz and my mum and dad are heading down to join us for the day, i was going to drop them at the q at 6 am
Brian Damage
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2 Jul 2016 20:39
Qued late again. Started que at 1030, got through by 2, then qued another hour for the ticket resale booth. Got court 1.
Brian Damage
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2 Jul 2016 20:43
Few crap pics



Brian Damage
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2 Jul 2016 20:45
Novak though Jimmy Hill jawdrop injury? Fatigue?

Kinda hope federer wins… field is open though.