Official Tennis Thread

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  1. SC

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    Petra! What a run. Winner of the Final will be the new #1.
     
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  2. SC

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  3. Wendel Clark

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    Just wanted to stop by and say happy for kvitova. Off to bed. Fly to Dubai tomorrow morning
     
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  4. paulski

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    Well, if you'd said to me before the tournament that the final would be Osaka vs Kvitova, I would have been a pretty happy little clam. So yeah, I'm alright with this. :beerchug:
     
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  5. All_Luck

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    Rafa opened the clinic early today. When Rafa is on, it is a thing of beauty.



    Rafa vs Djokovic final would be awesome
     
  6. All_Luck

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    Unbreakable starring Bruce Willis & Rafael Nadal. How are you actually supposed to beat Nadal right now? He's making it look like clay out there.
     
  7. paulski

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    Gonna be one heck of a final. Can't believe Djokovic is probably going to be the underdog. :shocked:
     
  8. CC_Nole

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    I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen Nadal play this well on a hard court. Please, for the love of god beat Djokovic in the final.
     
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  9. Sterling A

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    wrong on serena thank god, but looks like nadal will take it. Nadal-Djoker 2012 style
     
  10. SC

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    Kvitova-Osaka and Nadal-Djokovic would be about as great a duo of Finals as anyone could have hoped for.
     
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  11. SC

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  12. CC_Nole

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    I feel like I’m a battered dog at this point with regards to Nadal/Djokovic lol. I really hope you are right. Nadal’s going to have to continue to serve lights out.
     
  13. SC

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    Big bump. Good for the sport.
     
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  14. paulski

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    Sigh. Basically what I expected when Pouille made the semis, but still hard to watch at times. :facepalm:
     
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  15. All_Luck

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    This bloodbath is far worse then yesterday's match. It's not even close. Hyped for Rafa v Djok
     
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  16. SC

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    This is the struggle for the mens game. A couple upsets early, and the depth that would give you good matches late in the tourney fades away. It's why the women's game is a much better product top to bottom at the moment.
     
  17. Sterling A

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    terrible Semi's. Final better be great or this tournament wont be looked at too fondly looking back, especially with all the political BS about the ATP president drama
     
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  18. Wallcoq

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    I’d argue terrible from quarters on.
     
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  19. paulski

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    Hard not to agree with this. I was going to argue that the women's draw had a lot of luck (which they did) with several top players scraping through R1-3, but then I checked out the men's top 20 and it's pretty skinny once you get past the big guns. I mean, Kei's still there at #9 for chrissakes. Even if you had the likes of Kyrgios, Thiem and Anderson get through to the quarters, I think we'd still have the final we have now.
     
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  20. Fran Tarkenton

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    Love seeing Nava win the Juniors title.

    Back to Back boys champs with Korda last year.
     
  21. john fairfax

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    I'm really hoping that the final will show how much better Djokovic and Nadal were than everyone else this tournament.
     
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  22. Sterling A

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    :warn:

    Jk I know what you meant. I expect another Wimbledon semifinal match here. This time reversed, rafa is going to win
     
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  23. john fairfax

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    If anyone could figure out how to play both sides of the court, it would be Rafa
     
  24. paulski

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    Both girls started with some jitters but now settling down with score at 3-3.
     
  25. SC

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    Great TB for Osaka, and she’s a set away.
     
  26. paulski

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    Unless she loses concentration in the 2nd, I can see Naomi winning this in straight. And that's no slight on Petra who has played well so far - Naomi's hitting has been too powerful and is serving a little better.
     
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  27. paulski

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    Serious balls on Petra for that hold - saved 3 champ points!

    Now Naomi serving for it. Might be a bit nervy after missing those chances...
     
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  28. SC

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    Oh boy, and there are the nerves.
     
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  29. Wallcoq

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    Good tennis, both ladies ripping some shots.
     
  30. SC

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    Lets go 3!
     
  31. Wallcoq

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  32. paulski

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    Really tight final. I wouldn't say either of them are playing at their best, but I guess that's the importance of the moment.
     
  33. SC

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    Break out of nowhere for Naomi. Massive.
     
  34. paulski

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    One could say this is a fairly big moment for Naomi.
     
  35. SC

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    Osaka! Can’t say enough how impressive it is from her to turn things around after that disaster ending to the second set.
     
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  36. paulski

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    What a fucking final - best women's slam final I can remember.

    Well done Naomi, our new #1. :rockin:
     
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  37. SC

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    Pretty decent.
     
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  38. Wallcoq

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    I wish all the Serena weenies from the Open could see this. Glad she said she just not comfortable speaking publicly. It’s just her personality. Makes me like her even more.
     
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  39. SC

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    Replay of the 3rd set starting now on ESPN2 if anyone missed it live. Was good stuff.
     
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  40. miles

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    He lost a heartbreaker 14-12 in the 3rd :(

    Love his game though. Big serve for a smaller guy, moves well and has a nice 2 hander. Just turned 17 too. Wonder if he's still growing. Lot of guys around his age make a big jump in play because of that.
     
  41. CC_Nole

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    Nadal-Djokovic almost here. Final prediction is Djokovic in 4 sets.
     
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  42. paulski

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    I'll go Rafa in 4.
     
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  43. All_Luck

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    Fire up Nadal. 5 setter please!!!
     
  44. All_Luck

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    Imagine if this goes 6-2 6-2 6-0 either way
     
  45. CC_Nole

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    Rafa looks like garbage early.
     
  46. CC_Nole

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    First set is likely already over.
     
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  47. Sterling A

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    wow what a start by Novak

    unreal
     
  48. All_Luck

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    Nadal has just won 1 point. Holy hell
     
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  49. john fairfax

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    Sort of hoping Djokovic comes back down to earth to make this worth waking up for.
     
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  50. CC_Nole

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    Even if Djokovic comes down to earth Rafa is going to have to pick his game of big time. He’s hitting ducks out there. Reminds me of 2014-2016