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Moose Malloy
09-01-2011, 09:59 AM
So far 7 men have retired during a match at the USO. Open Era record for retirements in a major is 10(per Chris Fowler)

Is there a bug going around? food poisoning?

Mustard
09-01-2011, 10:01 AM
Wow. And that's after less than 4 days.

BreakPoint
09-01-2011, 10:04 AM
Poly strings certainly don't help.

Moose Malloy
09-01-2011, 10:06 AM
& the womens draw has 4 'ret's' & 2 walkovers. so far.

there were some player withdrawls before 1st round as well, but its a bit harder to research that.

ledwix
09-01-2011, 10:07 AM
64 of the 127 matches are played in 3 days, so the tournament is more than half over.

stringertom
09-01-2011, 12:45 PM
So far 7 men have retired during a match at the USO. Open Era record for retirements in a major is 10(per Chris Fowler)

Is there a bug going around? food poisoning?

Perhaps it the gluten-free diet that is catching. Emulate the #1 player in too many ways and there are dangerous side effects.

winstonplum
09-01-2011, 09:45 PM
Tennis players are soft. Period. They're free agents--no team, no city, nothing. When they are way down and they don't have the heart or the will to come back, they through in the towel. It's one of the only lame things about our beloved sport.

Sentinel
09-02-2011, 02:20 AM
SEVEN men, and Sir Noel is not on the list. I don't believe it !

Hitman
09-02-2011, 03:32 AM
We're still in the first week yet. I do hope we don't get them during the second week from the quarters onwards.

Hitman
09-02-2011, 03:35 AM
We could get retirements in the second week. Nadal against Murray.

I hope that does not happen, if they play.

Hitman
09-02-2011, 03:39 AM
So you want to see Nadal lose and then fake injury in the presser? :)

I want to see a good semi, IF they both play each other.

Hitman
09-02-2011, 03:43 AM
But Murray is better than Nadal on a hardcourt. Especially in slams. :)

In a match up between them in a hard court slam, yes, I agree. But that does not mean I want Rafa to retire against him, I would want to see a good match for sure.