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The Tennis Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:26 pm
by Drumstick
A new thread for us to discuss Andy Murray's glorious run to this year's Wimbledon Championship.

250 pages etc.

PES Fan wrote:He looks better. But he has lost the last 8 games against Djokovic, which is shocking to be honest. Obviously grass is his best chance and we don't know how Djokovic will be after losing the French open.

Federer won Halle. But his problem is that his body can't hold up to a grandslam and he tends to nowadays get knocked out early. If Federer is in the semi finals then you wouldn't back against him winning the tournament.

I dunno, I'd back Murray to beat Federer.

Your point concerning Federer in Grand Slams, knowing he doesn't tend to make it as far as he used to I looked at his ranking points to figure out how he is still seeded ahead of Murray. He wins a lot of those little ATP 1000 events doesn't he.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:16 pm
by Corazon de Leon
The ATP 1000 events are big scorers for ranking points - they're second only to the Slams I think.

Would it be a good idea to keep a list of the Slam and ATP Finals champions in the first post, Drum, along with TV viewing info for them? I like to know what's going on and sometimes can be right gooseberry fool at finding info on the internet.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:56 pm
by Coreopsis
His performance at Queens really reminded me of how he looked in 2013 at the same tournament, so it bodes well for Wimbledon. Novak's simply a better player, not by much but enough to make it incredibly difficult for Andy to overcome. Grass courts suit Andy best, so I think it pretty much levels the playing field between them.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:43 pm
by Denster
Would they meet in the final?

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:57 pm
by DML
Interestingly Nadal is ranked 10th for Wimbledon so could meet either Djoko or Murray at the quarter final stage.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:07 pm
by Corazon de Leon
Denny, Murray is seeded third and would play Djokovic in the Semi final.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:17 pm
by Return_of_the_STAR
Corazon de Leon wrote:Denny, Murray is seeded third and would play Djokovic in the Semi final.


Bums that's annoying I had forgotten to look up the seedings this year.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:23 pm
by Kanbei
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Denny, Murray is seeded third and would play Djokovic in the Semi final.


Bums that's annoying I had forgotten to look up the seedings this year.


Not necessarily. Don't know who plays who till the draw is made.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:26 pm
by Corazon de Leon
Kanbei wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Denny, Murray is seeded third and would play Djokovic in the Semi final.


Bums that's annoying I had forgotten to look up the seedings this year.


Not necessarily. Don't know who plays who till the draw is made.


Sorry, that was meant to say could, not would.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:06 am
by Coreopsis
Could be Nadal, Federer, then Djokovic from QF onwards. :dread:

Wawrinka will be hugely dangerous here also.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:38 am
by Moggy
DML wrote:Interestingly Nadal is ranked 10th for Wimbledon so could meet either Djoko or Murray at the quarter final stage.


10th? Wow I didn't realise Nadal had dropped that low. Such a shame as he is/was a great player. :(

I'd fancy Murray to beat most people at Wimbledon but Djoko is in a class of his own and he knows he can beat Murray.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:09 pm
by Labo Banana Split
Novak will be so, so fired up for Wimbledon after missing out on the French. If he'd have achieved his career slam at Roland Garros I'd have backed him to take an unintentional mental lull and that would mean it's Murray's tournament to take, but as it is I can't see past Djokovic.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:27 pm
by Drumstick
I would absolutely love a rematch of the 2013 final.

As it is though, the stars will probably align to allow Federer an easy route to the final whereas Murray and Djokovic will have to battle past Wawrinka and Nadal to play in the semis.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:09 pm
by TigaSefi
The top 5 angry rants on BBC website is hilarious! Greg Rusedski :fp: :lol:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/27672155

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:37 pm
by Corazon de Leon
That Tarango one was hilarious because he just sounded like a whining baby all the way through it. :lol:

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:36 pm
by PES Fan
Dan. wrote:Novak will be so, so fired up for Wimbledon after missing out on the French. If he'd have achieved his career slam at Roland Garros I'd have backed him to take an unintentional mental lull and that would mean it's Murray's tournament to take, but as it is I can't see past Djokovic.


That could work both ways. In 2012 and 2013 his season collapsed after coming so close to winning the French. So it depends on how he is mentally.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:58 pm
by Mini E
One of my friends works at Wimbledon and apparently Murray bagelled Rafa in a practice match :shifty:

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:18 am
by Skippy
Wimbledon draw

BBC wrote:Andy Murray faces a tricky route a potential final meeting with Novak Djokovic.

The Scot may have to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the last 16, either David Ferrer or Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals and Roger Federer in the semis.


:nod:

Not great for Murray but great for quality tennis and drama.

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:18 am
by Drumstick
The draw has been made. Murray wouldn't face Djokovic until the final provided they both make it, potentially facing Tsonga, Nadal/Ferrer and Federer to get there

Re: The Tennis Thread

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:25 am
by TigaSefi
No Wawrinka in his draw either right? Good stuff. Federer and Nadal are now both beatable. Game on!