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tistrapukcipeht
05-27-2012, 08:29 AM
the draw was horrible, bottom half is a joke no real challenge to Nadal until final.

Federer's draw very interesting, with Nalbandian 2nd round, possibly Del Potro or Berdych, then Novak and if He passes Nadal.

The rest is not really worth mentioning.

I'd like to see Nadal playing Raonic, or Isner, or Del Potro to at least be more challenging.

I don't see any matches I want to but the ones on Federer's part.

Very boring just like last year.

jesenk
05-27-2012, 08:32 AM
Think of all the useful things you'll be able to get done in next two weeks then. Have fun!

Larrysümmers
05-27-2012, 08:32 AM
oh yes, its so damm boring :twisted:

Gorecki
05-27-2012, 08:54 AM
RG most boring Slam. PERIOD

Clarky21
05-27-2012, 09:08 AM
The chance to see a player win 4 slams straight in a year doesn't happen very often,so why would you find it boring?

Tammo
05-27-2012, 09:13 AM
The chance to see a player win 4 slams straight in a year doesn't happen very often,so why would you find it boring?

it was possible in 07' and 08'

EDIT: and 2011 AO.

Clarky21
05-27-2012, 09:16 AM
it was possible in 07' and 08'

EDIT: and 2011 AO.


True,but not since Fed had the chance has it ever been so certain to happen.

CocaCola
05-27-2012, 09:25 AM
Last years RG was one of the best in years, if you find it boring than you've chosen the wrong sport to be a fan of.

Rock Strongo
05-27-2012, 09:50 AM
It's barely started! Anything can happen!!

nadal_slam_king
05-27-2012, 10:00 AM
Federer vs Berdych might be good.

Bartelby
05-27-2012, 10:08 AM
Nadal looks like an inevitability, but if the inevitable doesn't happen things will be interesting.

sbengte
05-27-2012, 10:46 AM
The chance to see a player win 4 slams straight in a year doesn't happen very often,so why would you find it boring?

Federer getting four in a row by beating Ralph in all those years seemed more probable than Djokovic getting to the finals this year, let alone win the title.

Sentinel
05-27-2012, 10:58 AM
Compared to the 6 hour AO final, all slams will be boring henceforth.

Clarky21
05-27-2012, 11:12 AM
Federer getting four in a row by beating Ralph in all those years seemed more probable than Djokovic getting to the finals this year, let alone win the title.


Sorry,but I disagree.

kishnabe
05-27-2012, 11:12 AM
Last year it was boring till the semis. Federer playing Djokovic in an epic match......easily one of the best matches of the year. It sorted of lived it up with finger wagging.....

Maybe Djokovic can live it up this year.

tangerine
05-27-2012, 01:50 PM
Roland Garros is always boring to Nadal-hating *******s. :p

boredone3456
05-27-2012, 02:01 PM
True,but not since Fed had the chance has it ever been so certain to happen.

It was a lot more certain when Nadal had the chance then it was both for Fed then and for Novak now.

Gorecki
05-27-2012, 02:10 PM
Roland Garros is always boring to Nadal-hating *******s. :p

Roland Garros is always amazing to Nadal Derriere's inserted fans...

jakemcclain32
05-27-2012, 02:15 PM
Definitely not boring. Weird vibe going on in this tournament.

Tsonga had to fight more than expected

Only 5 straight setters out of 16 matches

Journeyman Nic Devilder obliterating Krajinovic, which no one could see coming.

Five 5 setters, including one suspended by darkness.

That one suspended has a Top 35 player fighting for his life against someone with no momentum all year.

Clarky21
05-27-2012, 02:17 PM
It was a lot more certain when Nadal had the chance then it was both for Fed then and for Novak now.


Really? Rolaids is practically a lock for the title. Have you seen his draw? It's pathetic,and Nadal hasn't beaten him in a slam in 2 years,so he's no threat. He really is the only obvious choice to win it. Nobody else really even stands a chance.

Gizo
05-27-2012, 02:22 PM
I think at the French Open in 2006 and 2007, it was felt that no-one really had a chance of beating Federer apart from Nadal so he was pretty much guaranteed to reach the final and move one match away from 4 in a row, but once there he had no chance against Nadal.

Ahead of the 2011 Australian Open, many people were wondering if Nadal could be stopped. He had already won the tournament before unlike Federer at the French in those years, and he didn't really have a nemesis at the time. That being said many people thought that Murray would have been a big threat to him in a potential semi-final had Nadal overcame Ferrer. Murray had won their 2 previous matches at hard court slams, although Nadal went on to beat him at all 3 of the remaining slams that year including the US Open.

The form Djokovic was in at the Australian Open last year though (much better that his form there this year), and considering he went on to own Nadal during the remainder of the year, it's safe to say that injury or no injury Nadal would have had pretty much no chance of stopping him had they played each other in the final.
Djokovic has won 5 out of his last 6 matches against Federer and 3 out of their last 4 matches at slams, but Federer has a much better chance of stopping Djokovic from reaching the final here, than any other player did of stopping Federer from reaching those French Open finals.

veroniquem
05-27-2012, 02:31 PM
This is the most exciting slam in a LOOONG time. All 3 top players are in good shape and all 3 are playing for major history making. + Berd and Ferrer are in a better form than they've been in a while.
Lots of great matches to look forward too: Delpo/Berd and Murray/Ferrer should be great. Rafa/Raonic should be interesting too. Fed/Nalby could be fun depending on Nalby's form. Dkoko/Fed revenge from last year should be a real cracker.
This slam rocks!

Gizo
05-27-2012, 02:35 PM
Hopefully Ferrer can finally reach the last 4 at the French Open for the first time in his career this year. He is in Murray's quarter so obviously has a great chance.

He is far too good of a player never to reach a single French Open semi-final.

Tennis_Hands
05-27-2012, 02:40 PM
This is the most exciting slam in a LOOONG time. All 3 top players are in good shape and all 3 are playing for major history making. + Berd and Ferrer are in a better form than they've been in a while.
Lots of great matches to look forward too: Delpo/Berd and Murray/Ferrer should be great. Rafa/Raonic should be interesting too. Fed/Nalby could be fun depending on Nalby's form. Dkoko/Fed revenge from last year should be a real cracker.
This slam rocks!

Basically what she said was: " I think it is fun to see how the players are killing each other for the privilege to play and lose from St. Rafael. It is interesting, because Nadal will win it."

So much for veroniquem's definition of "interesting".

I wonder if she will think the same, should the first Lady of Serbia bends over to her husband.

boredone3456
05-27-2012, 02:44 PM
Really? Rolaids is practically a lock for the title. Have you seen his draw? It's pathetic,and Nadal hasn't beaten him in a slam in 2 years,so he's no threat. He really is the only obvious choice to win it. Nobody else really even stands a chance.

You did see the last two matches they played right? You do know Nadal has only lost once at the French right? You do know even Tipsy has beaten Novak lately right? Now if somehow have no knowledge of all these things I would understand your statement to some degree. Is he a threat yes..a lock....big fat no. I cannot wait to see your reaction if he loses.

tistrapukcipeht
05-27-2012, 02:49 PM
Definitely not boring. Weird vibe going on in this tournament.

Tsonga had to fight more than expected

Only 5 straight setters out of 16 matches

Journeyman Nic Devilder obliterating Krajinovic, which no one could see coming.

Five 5 setters, including one suspended by darkness.

That one suspended has a Top 35 player fighting for his life against someone with no momentum all year.

Ok, all of this for nothing, we all know Novak and Nadal will not lose a set until the semis, Nadal's case He may not lose a set until the final.

The only drama or unknown can come from Federer's side, unless the top 2 have an injury.

I just want to see these 3 guys be challenged, but the draw wasn't very kind to us, rather to the top 2.

Gorecki
05-27-2012, 02:55 PM
Really? eufemianoroids is practically a lock for the title. Have you seen his draw? It's pathetic,

corrected it for you

Gorecki
05-27-2012, 02:58 PM
Basically what she said was: " I think it is fun to see how the players are killing each other for the privilege to play and lose from St. Rafael. It is interesting, because Nadal will win it."

So much for veroniquem's definition of "interesting".

I wonder if she will think the same, should the first Lady of Serbia bends over to her husband.

it would suddenly lose all interest!!! but it'snot gonna happen because Eufemianal will not let it

tank_job
05-27-2012, 03:01 PM
Give the title to Nadal.

There is seriously no need to play it out.

veroniquem
05-27-2012, 03:04 PM
Basically what she said was: " I think it is fun to see how the players are killing each other for the privilege to play and lose from St. Rafael. It is interesting, because Nadal will win it."

So much for veroniquem's definition of "interesting".

I wonder if she will think the same, should the first Lady of Serbia bends over to her husband.



Why so bitter :confused:
Basically, what YOU're saying is: I'm a Fed fan but I don't believe he has the slightest chance to win, so I'm gonna diss every single match :-?
Brighten up. Personally, I believe that Fed has a chance to make the final and he will most certainly make the semi. I have more faith in your idol than you do. And even without Fed, it's got to be fun to watch a guy try to score 4 slams in a row and another one trying to break the # of RG record.
So much at stake really doesn't happen with every slam.

Tennis_Hands
05-27-2012, 03:09 PM
Why so bitter :confused:
Basically, what YOU're saying is: I'm a Fed fan but I don't believe he has the slightest chance to win, so I'm gonna diss every single match :-?
Brighten up. Personally, I believe that Fed has a chance to make the final and he will most certainly make the semi. I have more faith in your idol than you do. And even without Fed, it's got to be fun to watch a guy try to score 4 slams in a row and another one trying to break the # of RG record.
So much at stake really doesn't happen with every slam.


No. I certainly think, that Federer can beat Nadal even at RG, although the chances are miniscule.

I was merely pointing out, that your definition of "interesting" is heavily dependant on your bias. Hardly surprising, but entertaining nevertheless.

veroniquem
05-27-2012, 03:12 PM
Well, I mentioned several exciting matches that do not involve Nadal, so I believe you're just looking to flame.
Won't work, I'm in a good mood :)

CCNM
05-27-2012, 03:12 PM
***spoiler alert**** still can't believe Andy R lost. I hope this isn't the end for him...:(

tistrapukcipeht
05-27-2012, 03:14 PM
Why so bitter :confused:
Basically, what YOU're saying is: I'm a Fed fan but I don't believe he has the slightest chance to win, so I'm gonna diss every single match :-?
Brighten up. Personally, I believe that Fed has a chance to make the final and he will most certainly make the semi. I have more faith in your idol than you do. And even without Fed, it's got to be fun to watch a guy try to score 4 slams in a row and another one trying to break the # of RG record.
So much at stake really doesn't happen with every slam.

The chances of Federer beating Nadal in Roland Garros are the same to Nadal winning a tournament in conditions he faced in Madrid a few weeks ago.:)

tistrapukcipeht
05-27-2012, 03:16 PM
***spoiler alert**** still can't believe Andy R lost. I hope this isn't the end for him...:(

Neither I could.

I think Roddick can/could play better than that, but He just doesn't put enough effort to make it happen.

veroniquem
05-27-2012, 03:21 PM
The chances of Federer beating Nadal in Roland Garros are the same to Nadal winning a tournament in conditions he faced in Madrid a few weeks ago.:)



The conditions faced in Madrid were alien, unknown to man. How could that not be freaky? (Except for Smurfs who thought they looked familiar). The conditions in RG are well known and Fed has had 4 finals and 1 title there, so he definitely has non negligible chances to fare well and take his opportunities if they present themselves.

Clarky21
05-27-2012, 03:22 PM
You did see the last two matches they played right? You do know Nadal has only lost once at the French right? You do know even Tipsy has beaten Novak lately right? Now if somehow have no knowledge of all these things I would understand your statement to some degree. Is he a threat yes..a lock....big fat no. I cannot wait to see your reaction if he loses.


You do know that Hot Sauce has beaten Nadal lately,right? What's the difference?

You won't get a chance to see my reaction because Rolaids has already won the title.

kaku
05-27-2012, 06:00 PM
It's going to be very interesting, we will see if Rafa can defend his grandest throne, although if Djokovic had beaten Rafa at Rome, it would have been even more interesting. I'm picking Rafa to win, but Djoker isn't stupid and he knows that this is his chance to make history, he'll be as hungry as ever. In fact, everyone will be hungry, Djoker looking for his career slam, Rafa for his record FO titles, Federer to prove to everybody that he is far from done, and Murray looking for his very first major.

nadal_slam_king
05-27-2012, 06:11 PM
The 1st Round matches so far are a lot more entertaining than those at the Australian Open and US Open, that is for sure. Wimbledon is the only slam that can rival Roland Garros when it comes to entertainment.

nadal_slam_king
05-27-2012, 06:13 PM
It's going to be very interesting, we will see if Rafa can defend his grandest throne, although if Djokovic had beaten Rafa at Rome, it would have been even more interesting. I'm picking Rafa to win, but Djoker isn't stupid and he knows that this is his chance to make history, he'll be as hungry as ever. In fact, everyone will be hungry, Djoker looking for his career slam, Rafa for his record FO titles, Federer to prove to everybody that he is far from done, and Murray looking for his very first major.

Any proof of that? Besides, Nadal and Federer have both been in a position to win 4 in a row. Nadal didn't drop a set until QF when he tore a muscle vs Ferrer, and Federer lacked the talent. The player can't control these things.

r2473
05-27-2012, 06:13 PM
This will be fun to revisit as the tournament progresses

courtking
05-27-2012, 07:37 PM
gosh.. why TC kept showing the Williams match?.. I don't like or dislike the Williams.. I just hate to see everytime I turn on TC, the Williams is on.. it's quite boring.. !!

Netspirit
05-27-2012, 07:43 PM
A grand slam is never boring. There are simply too many matches for a slam to have no entertainment or drama whatsoever.

However, this year the draw virtually guarantees that a dedicated topspin monkey is going to moonball his way to the trophy. I am not naming the player so that I do not look like a hater, but if you recognize him from the description, it must be spot-on.

jamesblakefan#1
05-27-2012, 07:47 PM
Definitely not boring. Weird vibe going on in this tournament.

Tsonga had to fight more than expected

Only 5 straight setters out of 16 matches

Journeyman Nic Devilder obliterating Krajinovic, which no one could see coming.

Five 5 setters, including one suspended by darkness.

That one suspended has a Top 35 player fighting for his life against someone with no momentum all year.

You're talking about no names who the average tennis fan, let alone general sports fan have no idea about. Most people who frequent these forums don't give two craps about Devilder-Krajinovic, and they're probably getting obliterated their next match.

The slams are all about the later rounds, and even there that much intrigue doesn't exist - another Fed-Djok semi, Nadal making the final almost a lock. RG is definitely the most boring slam on a yearly basis simply due to the predictability of it and the slowing down of courts year round making the oddball CC specialist coming out of nowhere to make a run even more of a rarity than it was in the past since players are more used to playing in slower conditions on a regular basis.

Women's side of RG has actually been more interesting than men's the past few years, more upsets and cinderella stories of Li and Schiavone making great runs to the title.

nadal_slam_king
05-27-2012, 07:58 PM
A grand slam is never boring. There are simply too many matches for a slam to have no entertainment or drama whatsoever.

However, this year the draw virtually guarantees that a dedicated topspin monkey is going to moonball his way to the trophy. I am not naming the player so that I do not look like a hater, but if you recognize him from the description, it must be spot-on.

You don't even know what a moonball is.

Bud
05-27-2012, 08:16 PM
A moonball spinning 5000 revolutions per minute :grin:

firepanda
05-27-2012, 11:15 PM
Absolutely not. There's the GOAT, clay GOAT and greatest atm all playing. There are a ton of great players beneath them. Add to that that clay is the best surfaces to watch (read: my favourite), and this is one of the best slams in a while.

tusharlovesrafa
05-27-2012, 11:19 PM
A grand slam is never boring. There are simply too many matches for a slam to have no entertainment or drama whatsoever.

However, this year the draw virtually guarantees that a dedicated topspin monkey is going to moonball his way to the trophy. I am not naming the player so that I do not look like a hater, but if you recognize him from the description, it must be spot-on.

I know who he is....lemme think..mmmmm...Federer,right? He is one of the greatest moon-baller the world has ever seen.:)

Magnus
05-27-2012, 11:22 PM
the draw was horrible, bottom half is a joke no real challenge to Nadal until final.

Federer's draw very interesting, with Nalbandian 2nd round, possibly Del Potro or Berdych, then Novak and if He passes Nadal.

The rest is not really worth mentioning.

I'd like to see Nadal playing Raonic, or Isner, or Del Potro to at least be more challenging.

I don't see any matches I want to but the ones on Federer's part.

Very boring just like last year.

Why does Fed draw DP AGAIN? I want to see how DP fairs against Nadal on clay yet I never get the chance because he's always in Roger's quarter.

tusharlovesrafa
05-27-2012, 11:28 PM
Why does Fed draw DP AGAIN? I want to see how DP fairs against Nadal on clay yet I never get the chance because he's always in Roger's quarter.

Ask the ATP officials,or blame the fate or God or whatever you believe in.

primetennis
05-27-2012, 11:35 PM
Why does Fed draw DP AGAIN? I want to see how DP fairs against Nadal on clay yet I never get the chance because he's always in Roger's quarter.

don't u get it?does nadal draw anyone against whom there's a chance for him to lose..evn a slight chance?
is it fair for nadal to face a challenge before the final???that too at the french???how dare you talk like that!!He should just keep on winning RG time after time and everybody is just supposed to watch(including the players)..

rommil
05-28-2012, 12:39 AM
Went to watch live tennis at Roland Garros yesterday, was NOT boring at all :)

Sentinel
05-28-2012, 01:14 AM
^ it's been awfully boring here without your posts.

Who all did you see playing ?

p.s. what is your opinion on court speed and balls. Are the courts playing fast as some say.

Murrayfan31
05-28-2012, 01:32 AM
Playing slower imo. Bye bye Federer.

rommil
05-28-2012, 01:32 AM
^ it's been awfully boring here without your posts.

Who all did you see playing ?

p.s. what is your opinion on court speed and balls. Are the courts playing fast as some say.

All of the matches at Chatrier and adjoining courts and the practice courts. Nalby looked very thin, it's either he lost a lot of weight or the camera adds 50 lbs on him. I didn't see or talked to the Rafa to get his opinions on the courts but everybody seemed to do well.

Sentinel
05-28-2012, 01:54 AM
All of the matches at Chatrier and adjoining courts and the practice courts. Nalby looked very thin, it's either he lost a lot of weight or the camera adds 50 lbs on him. I didn't see or talked to the Rafa to get his opinions on the courts but everybody seemed to do well.
You'll be awfully bored today since Rafa is not playing, you'll have to suffer Roger and Noel.

Pls get inputs on court and balls.

Gorecki
05-28-2012, 02:26 AM
You'll be awfully bored today since Rafa is not playing, you'll have to suffer Roger and Noel.

Pls get inputs on court and balls.

you need a new avatar. you sound sad with all the hate towards clay clay...

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm24/lambfreack/ScreenShot2012-04-03at5_02_37PM.jpg

nadal_slam_king
05-28-2012, 02:56 AM
Why does Fed draw DP AGAIN? I want to see how DP fairs against Nadal on clay yet I never get the chance because he's always in Roger's quarter.

2011 ESP vs.ARG DC Final
Spain Clay RR Nadal, Rafael
1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6(0)

2007 Roland Garros
France Clay R128 Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-3, 6-2

It's impressive that they've met 10 times, and Nadal leads 7-3 even though only 2 meetings have been on clay.

rommil
05-28-2012, 02:57 AM
You'll be awfully bored today since Rafa is not playing, you'll have to suffer Roger and Noel.

Pls get inputs on court and balls.

No not going today, seeing more of Paris. Maybe next week if I get tickets to watch Rafa and and moonballers et al to lullaby everybody:)

Magnus
05-28-2012, 03:30 AM
2011 ESP vs.ARG DC Final
Spain Clay RR Nadal, Rafael
1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6(0)

2007 Roland Garros
France Clay R128 Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-3, 6-2

It's impressive that they've met 10 times, and Nadal leads 7-3 even though only 2 meetings have been on clay.

Their recent DC match proves my point - DP can compete with Nadal on clay. He won a set with a breadstick, lost a tight set 6-4, lost a set in a breadstick and reached a TB that could have gone either way (and he could take it to 5).

Funny that you don't mention that their three previous meeting on HC were dominated by DP, including a total demolishion job at USO 2009 (was so fun to watch Nadal so hopeless and helpless :))

nadal_slam_king
05-28-2012, 04:00 AM
Their recent DC match proves my point - DP can compete with Nadal on clay. He won a set with a breadstick, lost a tight set 6-4, lost a set in a breadstick and reached a TB that could have gone either way (and he could take it to 5).

Funny that you don't mention that their three previous meeting on HC were dominated by DP, including a total demolishion job at USO 2009 (was so fun to watch Nadal so hopeless and helpless :))

Well, I'm correct, so of course I wouldn't mention a fallacy. Nadal clobbered Del Potro 6-4 6-4 in their most recent hardcourt meeting (2011 Indian Wells).

tennis_balla
05-28-2012, 04:09 AM
Winning 6-4, 6-4 is not clobbering someone by any means.

mandy01
05-28-2012, 04:33 AM
Well, I'm correct, so of course I wouldn't mention a fallacy. Nadal clobbered Del Potro 6-4 6-4 in their most recent hardcourt meeting (2011 Indian Wells).
Del Potro was just coming off his long injury break at the time. But as usual, you know nothing.

nadal_slam_king
05-28-2012, 04:57 AM
Del Potro was just coming off his long injury break at the time. But as usual, you know nothing.

So are you saying it would have been a close match if Del Potro was not coming off his long injury break? If you are, that's not a very convincing argument, given that you have no idea what would have happened.

mandy01
05-28-2012, 05:00 AM
So are you saying it would have been a close match if Del Potro was not coming off his long injury break? If you are, that's not a very convincing argument, given that you have no idea what would have happened.Yes. I don't need to remind you of the USO beatdown, do I? Or the fact that DP had won all of his encounters versus Nadal on HC in 2009 :twisted:
Try harder because as per usual, you have nothing remotely substantial to say.

nadal_slam_king
05-28-2012, 05:01 AM
Yes. I don't need to remind you of the USO beatdown, do I? Or the fact that DP had won all of his encounters versus Nadal on HC in 2009 :twisted:
Try harder because as per usual, you have nothing remotely substantial to say.

Wow, you really are claiming that. Pathetic. Del Potro wasn't even injured in that 2011 meeting. Whereas Nadal at the 2009 US Open had-
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GWJatwb-WlI/Sq1TNHl3liI/AAAAAAAAKlU/9GhFU2BA_Z4/s400/tennisreporters-tweet.jpg

mandy01
05-28-2012, 05:04 AM
Wow, you really are claiming that. Pathetic.Yes, we know you're pathetic :)

nadal_slam_king
05-28-2012, 05:13 AM
Yes, we know you're pathetic :)

Yeah right, so according to you evidence is pathetic.

zagor
05-28-2012, 05:14 AM
Yeah right, so according to you evidence is pathetic.

What evidence? Have you seen Nadal's medical reports from 2009?

Gorecki
05-28-2012, 05:29 AM
What evidence? Have you seen Nadal's medical reports from 2009?

it was a 150 cm abdominal tear... the guy was practically in a wheel chair!

TopFH
05-28-2012, 05:40 AM
it was a 150 cm abdominal tear... the guy was practically in a wheel chair!

I heard he was confined to bed until MC arrived and a doppelgänger played instead.

Gorecki
05-28-2012, 05:51 AM
I heard he was confined to bed until MC arrived and a doppelgänger played instead.

still is today! that is how serious it was :)

mandy01
05-28-2012, 05:53 AM
Yeah right, so according to you evidence is pathetic.
Evidence of what? It is I who presented evidence to support my inference. You on the other hand are BSing as usual. Nadal lost all his encounters v/s DP on hard in 2009. And it's immaterial whether DP was injured in 2011. Fact is, he was away for a year with an injury far more serious than anything Nadal ever faced.

nadal_slam_king
05-28-2012, 06:01 AM
Evidence of what? It is I who presented evidence to support my inference. You on the other hand are BSing as usual. Nadal lost all his encounters v/s DP on hard in 2009. And it's immaterial whether DP was injured in 2011. Fact is, he was away for a year with an injury far more serious than anything Nadal ever faced.

LOL, your opinion isn't evidence. It is a known fact that Nadal had an abdominal strain weeks before the US Open. And it is a known fact Nadal tore that muscle at the US Open, hence he was serving at 100mph vs Gonzo and Del Potro. The doctor actually spoke about it.

BlueClayIsRealClay
05-28-2012, 06:17 AM
How did Nadal make the semi of a slam with torn stomach? Is he superman?

Magnus
05-28-2012, 06:31 AM
LOL, your opinion isn't evidence. It is a known fact that Nadal had an abdominal strain weeks before the US Open. And it is a known fact Nadal tore that muscle at the US Open, hence he was serving at 100mph vs Gonzo and Del Potro. The doctor actually spoke about it.

Right...right...he's always injured just in case he loses to someone. Nadal has a bag of excuses and chooses which one to use after each loss. He had one in 2009 after losing to Soderling, in 2009 after losing to DP, in AO when he retired to Ferrer, etc. The guy is hilariously pathetic.

Magnus
05-28-2012, 06:32 AM
How did Nadal make the semi of a slam with torn stomach? Is he superman?

Well, laugh all you want, but that's what his fans truly believe. They believe he can win 3 consecutive slams with a bad knee or torm stomach. VAMOS :evil:

mandy01
05-28-2012, 06:33 AM
LOL, your opinion isn't evidence. It is a known fact that Nadal had an abdominal strain weeks before the US Open. And it is a known fact Nadal tore that muscle at the US Open, hence he was serving at 100mph vs Gonzo and Del Potro. The doctor actually spoke about it.It is a known fact that Nadal lost ALL his encounters on HC to DP in 2009. It is a known fact that DP's loss to Nadal in 2011 was largely down to his struggle to come back from an injury far more debilitating than anything Nadal faced. Come back with a better retort, child.

analysis_king
05-28-2012, 07:19 AM
Their recent DC match proves my point - DP can compete with Nadal on clay. He won a set with a breadstick, lost a tight set 6-4, lost a set in a breadstick and reached a TB that could have gone either way (and he could take it to 5).

Funny that you don't mention that their three previous meeting on HC were dominated by DP, including a total demolishion job at USO 2009 (was so fun to watch Nadal so hopeless and helpless :))
nadal is just an ordinary man, trying to earn a living from playing tennis. whether you like his game or not, it is a terrible thing to wish agony upon another fellow human being. how would you feel if you read that people enjoy seeing you being screamed at by your supervisor at work?

seriously the amount of hatred on this forum is ridiculous. and its almost only directed towards nadal. and the only reason is because nadal shattered the visage of federer invincibility. and for that he became a villain. i am not even a nadal fan and i feel sorry for the man.

Magnus
05-28-2012, 11:28 PM
nadal is just an ordinary man, trying to earn a living from playing tennis. whether you like his game or not, it is a terrible thing to wish agony upon another fellow human being. how would you feel if you read that people enjoy seeing you being screamed at by your supervisor at work?

seriously the amount of hatred on this forum is ridiculous. and its almost only directed towards nadal. and the only reason is because nadal shattered the visage of federer invincibility. and for that he became a villain. i am not even a nadal fan and i feel sorry for the man.

I'm sorry, but where exactly in my post did you see I wish Nadal an injury of something of sorts? All I said was its was fun to watch him hopeless and helpless, which it was. As for your comparison, since I don't lie, cheat, or disrespect other people at my job (not to mention do my job perfectly), its impossible for my boss to scream at me.

And yeah, you're a ******* alright. Otherwise you wouldn't have gone saying people hate Nadal cause he ruined Federer's legacy (and excuse me, but since when Fed's legacy is ruined? Doesn't he have like 16 slams or something?)

merlinpinpin
05-28-2012, 11:46 PM
How did Nadal make the semi of a slam with torn stomach? Is he superman?

Well, he also reached the Wimbledon final while playing the whole second week on a broken foot, so a torn stomach muscle is nothing...

rommil
05-29-2012, 12:03 AM
http://i.imgur.com/DMgtG.gif

Thanks for the update, Rommil. Keep us posted. Did you see Roger yesterday, my telly showed the Li Na match except for a bit of the second set of Rojer.

I was looking out for you (on telly) -- handsome Asian with Spanish flag painted on both cheeks and shirt saying 'Vamos Rafa' but couldn't find anyone matching that.

Lol you should have left out handsome but went walking around Versailles and Paris yesterday. Roland Garros is very a very enjoyable tournament, Im planning to come back and maybe watch 3 days straight of tennis.

Wuppy
05-29-2012, 02:31 AM
Just watched a replay of the 1st-round Federer match and even he seemed bored. I think he almost lost the second set, I can't even really remember. It was clear that he had almost no interest in the match though, he was shanking left and right and playing terribly.

tistrapukcipeht
05-29-2012, 08:22 AM
Still boring, haven't seen anything exciting, Simon VS Harrison looked the best match so far, Venus VS Paula was good too, and Tsonga VS Andrey . The rest ....

analysis_king
05-29-2012, 11:54 AM
I'm sorry, but where exactly in my post did you see I wish Nadal an injury of something of sorts? All I said was its was fun to watch him hopeless and helpless, which it was. As for your comparison, since I don't lie, cheat, or disrespect other people at my job (not to mention do my job perfectly), its impossible for my boss to scream at me.

And yeah, you're a ******* alright. Otherwise you wouldn't have gone saying people hate Nadal cause he ruined Federer's legacy (and excuse me, but since when Fed's legacy is ruined? Doesn't he have like 16 slams or something?)
i don't derive fun watching ANYONE feeling helpless or hopeless.

btw, i did not say nadal ruined federer's legacy. i said he shattered his aura of invincibility. federer is still the greatest player on this planet, but he can't beat nadal on clay. i am saying that's why the entire legions of federer fans hate nadal. and what did that man do, such that you actually wish he feels helpless and hopeless? i bet you would be happy to see him hang himself too, isn't it? ultimate expression of helplessness and hopelessness, isn't it?

jakemcclain32
05-29-2012, 12:17 PM
Remember that weird vibe thingy? Yeah...Serena's gone in the first round.

More weird stuff's going to come.

marc45
05-29-2012, 12:22 PM
No bad experiences so far and it's my second time here. It's Rafa's grimy compatriots that are loud and tacky so far. When you can afford it sometime, try to travel :)

the spanish are scum

Tennis_Hands
05-29-2012, 02:06 PM
Well, he also reached the Wimbledon final while playing the whole second week on a broken foot, so a torn stomach muscle is nothing...

I am still laughing at the VB, for believing the torn muscle thing.

tistrapukcipeht
05-29-2012, 03:02 PM
Serena VS Razanno saved RG, great match, dramatic, weird and unpredictable.

Wuppy
05-29-2012, 11:12 PM
Serena VS Razanno saved RG, great match, dramatic, weird and unpredictable.

Yeah that was a helluva match

Magnus
05-29-2012, 11:17 PM
i don't derive fun watching ANYONE feeling helpless or hopeless.

btw, i did not say nadal ruined federer's legacy. i said he shattered his aura of invincibility. federer is still the greatest player on this planet, but he can't beat nadal on clay. i am saying that's why the entire legions of federer fans hate nadal. and what did that man do, such that you actually wish he feels helpless and hopeless? i bet you would be happy to see him hang himself too, isn't it? ultimate expression of helplessness and hopelessness, isn't it?

No, I wouldn't enjoy anyone dying. I would satisfy with him being banned from the sport, so he can go ruin another I don't care about. As for the reasons for me hating Nadal, I have explained them time and time again on this board. I wouldn't usually mind explaining it again, except that you'd still go for the "he shattered Fed's aura and that's why you hate him" thing, even though I'm no Fed fan and have nothing against Nadal's game tennis-wise.

Towser83
05-30-2012, 11:58 AM
it was possible in 07' and 08'

EDIT: and 2011 AO.

Actually 2006 and 2007. 2008 Fed lost the AO so had no chance to win it at RG.

True,but not since Fed had the chance has it ever been so certain to happen.

how was it more certain for Fed to win it in 2006/2007 than Nadal in 2011? Federer has never managed to beat nadal at RG, are you saying Nadal sucked in 2006 and 2007 as well? Also he was trying to complete 4 slams in a row with a slam he had never won before. Nadal only had to win the AO which he had won previously and beaten Federer to do it. He'd just won the US Open which was considered his worst surface and was serving bombs, and had even reaced the WTF final. The AO was a huge chance, better than any Federer ever had because there was no one who was almost certain to stop him like nadal was always certain to stop fed at the French open.

Did anyone seriously think Ferrer was going to stop Nadal? :lol:

Nadal at the AO 2011, is the best chance anyone has had to win 4 in a row (If Fed had won either the AO 2009 or US Open 2009, he would have had the best chance)

Djokovic like Federer has to dethrone the king of RG and win that event for the first time to do it. Not as easy at all.

Clarky21
05-30-2012, 12:03 PM
Actually 2006 and 2007. 2008 Fed lost the AO so had no chance to win it at RG.



how was it more certain for Fed to win it in 2006/2007 than Nadal in 2011? Federer has never managed to beat nadal at RG, are you saying Nadal sucked in 2006 and 2007 as well? Also he was trying to complete 4 slams in a row with a slam he had never won before. Nadal only had to win the AO which he had won previously and beaten Federer to do it. He'd just won the US Open which was considered his worst surface and was serving bombs, and had even reaced the WTF final. The AO was a huge chance, better than any Federer ever had because there was no one who was almost certain to stop him like nadal was always certain to stop fed at the French open.

Did anyone seriously think Ferrer was going to stop Nadal? :lol:

Nadal at the AO 2011, is the best chance anyone has had to win 4 in a row (If Fed had won either the AO 2009 or US Open 2009, he would have had the best chance)

Djokovic like Federer has to dethrone the king of RG and win that event for the first time to do it. Not as easy at all.


Because of how dominant Fed was. He should have beaten Nadal at RG,and would have if not for being mentally whipped. Nadal has never been anywhere close to as dominant as Fed used to be. Fed practically won matches before he even stepped on the court to play.



This is just ridiculous. Did you say the same thing about Soderling,who managed to beat Nadal at RG? Nadal is totally beatable on clay,and at RG. You're going to see for yourself soon enough,and then maybe this "Nadal on clay is unbeatable" garbage will finally stop.

Towser83
05-30-2012, 03:41 PM
Because of how dominant Fed was. He should have beaten Nadal at RG,and would have if not for being mentally whipped. Nadal has never been anywhere close to as dominant as Fed used to be. Fed practically won matches before he even stepped on the court to play.



This is just ridiculous. Did you say the same thing about Soderling,who managed to beat Nadal at RG? Nadal is totally beatable on clay,and at RG. You're going to see for yourself soon enough,and then maybe this "Nadal on clay is unbeatable" garbage will finally stop.

LMAO. Federer was dominant on Hardcourt on grass, never on clay. Do you understand that being dominant on 2 surfaces has no effect on your dominance on another surface? Nadal is a better clay court player. He just is. You claim to be a Nadal fan but you cannot admit this? Too funny :lol: Nadal is more dominant on clay than Federer ever has been on one surface. He also only could have beaten him in 2006 where he let a good start slip away, and last year. Every other year he had no chance to win.

Nadal had a clear shot at winning a slam that he had won before, no obstacle too big (only Federer who had mentally "whipped" by his own admission, and Djokovic who hadn't gone on his run of great form yet) and he lost to Ferrer. He had clearly the best chance of any one.

What the hell has Soderling got to do with this? He beat Nadal once when he was on fire and Nadal was physically suffering, big deal. He had to lose one year, but the odds were against anyone beating Nadal at RG which has been proved by him losing one match in 6 tournaments. He isn't unbeatable just ALMOST impossible to beat. The fact that he's lost about 6 times in the last 8 years on clay proves it.

And point is both Djokovic and Federer had/have to complete the 4 slams at once by winning an event for the first time. nadal had to do it by winning one he'd already won, thus less pressure as he knew he could win it and had already won his career slam.

Lsmkenpo
05-30-2012, 06:21 PM
Last years RG was one of the best in years, if you find it boring than you've chosen the wrong sport to be a fan of.

Yeah, that is why half the fn seats are empty at the tournament.

GOAT BAAH!!!
05-30-2012, 07:18 PM
let's see how "exciting" this slam gets to the posters of this forum should Nadal lose...

Walenty
05-30-2012, 07:26 PM
Indeed very boring so far.

Wish Soderling was playing this year.........

tistrapukcipeht
05-30-2012, 08:16 PM
The unpredictability of WTA attracts me more than ATP right now. This is the first time I'm paying attention to it, some nail biting stuff in the past 2 days or so.

Towser83
05-30-2012, 08:24 PM
let's see how "exciting" this slam gets to the posters of this forum should Nadal lose...

Slams where you know the outcome all along are boring for many. there is no hidden dislike for Nadal needed to find this slam boring, just the plain fact that Nadal has won 6 out of the last 7. Wimby and the us open were boring for neutrals when fed was winning every year. delpo winning the us open in 2009 was one of the most exciting outcomes because not only was it not a 6th win in a row for federer, the winner was not one of the top 3.

Clarky21
05-30-2012, 08:32 PM
let's see how "exciting" this slam gets to the posters of this forum should Nadal lose...



This is true. As soon as Nadal loses this place is going to explode into jubilation,and RG 2012 will suddenly become one of the most "exciting" tournaments of all time. This place could not be more predictable if it tried.

10is
05-30-2012, 08:34 PM
Personally, this is one slam where I would be equally happy if either Roger or anyone not named Nadal wins. As much as it kills me to say this but if Roger and Djokovic do clash in the semi-final, I would want Novak to win because I have pretty much lost any hope of Roger ever winning against Nadal at the French Open.

tlm
05-30-2012, 08:41 PM
the draw was horrible, bottom half is a joke no real challenge to Nadal until final.

Federer's draw very interesting, with Nalbandian 2nd round, possibly Del Potro or Berdych, then Novak and if He passes Nadal.

The rest is not really worth mentioning.

I'd like to see Nadal playing Raonic, or Isner, or Del Potro to at least be more challenging.

I don't see any matches I want to but the ones on Federer's part.

Very boring just like last year.



Well good don't watch it then so you don't have to come on here and whine.

beast of mallorca
05-30-2012, 08:45 PM
the draw was horrible, bottom half is a joke no real challenge to Nadal until final.

Federer's draw very interesting, with Nalbandian 2nd round, possibly Del Potro or Berdych, then Novak and if He passes Nadal.

The rest is not really worth mentioning.

I'd like to see Nadal playing Raonic, or Isner, or Del Potro to at least be more challenging.

I don't see any matches I want to but the ones on Federer's part.

Very boring just like last year.

Good riddance then. Don't watch it stupid troll :twisted:

Sentinel
05-30-2012, 08:53 PM
let's see how "exciting" this slam gets to the posters of this forum should Nadal lose...
http://prayerwarriornetwork.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/group_prayer.jpg

It'll mainly be Clarky flooding the forum with "I told you so" posts :D

Towser83
05-30-2012, 11:16 PM
This is true. As soon as Nadal loses this place is going to explode into jubilation,and RG 2012 will suddenly become one of the most "exciting" tournaments of all time. This place could not be more predictable if it tried.

That's rich coming from the most predictable poster here.

"Nadal is playing terrible, stinking up the joint. he won't even make the semi nevermind win. rolaids will win easily, just hand him the title already. ... what Nadal won? Total fluke won't happen again"

And repeat every tournament :lol:

and wait, you mean it would be more exciting if the guy who has won 6 out of the last 7 RG titles and hardly lost on clay for the last 8 years, didn't win for a change? I suppose it wasn't exciting when fed finally lost at Wimby and the us open? Or safin beat him at the aussie open?

Domination gets predictable and boring to everyone but fans of the player dominating. i am a fed fan but even i craved some excitement which is why i also started supporting Djokovic and del potro amongst others.

Timbo's hopeless slice
05-30-2012, 11:32 PM
You see, I love RG. It's the only one I have never been to, too, but I will be there next year I think.

I just like the fact that the surface gives players we don't always see a chance to shine.
Same as Wimbledon, really, just different players!
(spare me the diatribes about how the rye grass has 'ruined' Wimbledon, I can't be bothered arguing right now)

mawashi
05-30-2012, 11:55 PM
the draw was horrible, bottom half is a joke no real challenge to Nadal until final.

Federer's draw very interesting, with Nalbandian 2nd round, possibly Del Potro or Berdych, then Novak and if He passes Nadal.

The rest is not really worth mentioning.

I'd like to see Nadal playing Raonic, or Isner, or Del Potro to at least be more challenging.

I don't see any matches I want to but the ones on Federer's part.

Very boring just like last year.

Let's get this right watching RG is fun, reading your posts...zzzzzz lol!

ashitaka2010
05-31-2012, 01:03 AM
Are there many French people in Paris? (...) with their arrogance and silly accents and all....

the spanish are scum

Pretty much why I don't post often. Kids should travel when they got the chance.

You see, I love RG. It's the only one I have never been to, too, but I will be there next year I think.

I just like the fact that the surface gives players we don't always see a chance to shine.
Same as Wimbledon, really, just different players!
(spare me the diatribes about how the rye grass has 'ruined' Wimbledon, I can't be bothered arguing right now)

Yep, that's why I love both of them too. Never boring.

mawashi
05-31-2012, 02:22 AM
Pretty much why I don't post often. Kids should travel when they got the chance.

Yep, that's why I love both of them too. Never boring.

Ignorance is bliss LOL!!!

tistrapukcipeht
06-06-2012, 06:20 PM
So here we are semi finals and who didn't predict these Djoko VS Fed and Nadal VS Ferrer?

Also who doesn't know Nadal is beating Djokovic in the finals?

On women's side, a lot more exciting, who will win??

I gotta say, Wawrinka-Tsonga and Tsonga- Djokovic were the best matches this year, besides that, nothing really exciting, like some matches last year.

TennisLovaLova
06-07-2012, 01:57 AM
one of the worst RG ever...

I cant wait for cincy and uso to begin to watch some real tennis

SLD76
06-07-2012, 05:17 AM
You're talking about no names who the average tennis fan, let alone general sports fan have no idea about. Most people who frequent these forums don't give two craps about Devilder-Krajinovic, and they're probably getting obliterated their next match.

The slams are all about the later rounds, and even there that much intrigue doesn't exist - another Fed-Djok semi, Nadal making the final almost a lock. RG is definitely the most boring slam on a yearly basis simply due to the predictability of it and the slowing down of courts year round making the oddball CC specialist coming out of nowhere to make a run even more of a rarity than it was in the past since players are more used to playing in slower conditions on a regular basis.

Women's side of RG has actually been more interesting than men's the past few years, more upsets and cinderella stories of Li and Schiavone making great runs to the title.



game set match

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nadal_slam_king
06-07-2012, 05:29 AM
When was the last time a slam had this many 5-setters?

I still can't believe Seppi and Djokovic played 5 sets....

Sentinel
06-07-2012, 05:43 AM
This is true. As soon as Nadal loses this place is going to explode into jubilation,and RG 2012 will suddenly become one of the most "exciting" tournaments of all time. This place could not be more predictable if it tried.
Clarky, I am not sure Ferrer vs Federer will be very exciting. Although, had it been Almagro vs Fed, i might agree.

I really wish your prediction about Almagro beating Nadal had come true. Sadly, Nadal kept retrieving the ball till Mag finally found the net.

sbengte
06-08-2012, 03:13 AM
I don't think it is the fact that Nadal is winning this tournament for the 7th time that makes it boring. It is the manner in which this result is engineered in every aspect right from the draw to the schedule. The way Nadal is playing right now, he doesn't need any such help and yet it has really been made way too easy for him. If he had to fight his way at least a little bit to the title, it would make it more interesting even if the final result is never in doubt.

raging
06-08-2012, 03:22 AM
I don't think it is the fact that Nadal is winning this tournament for the 7th time that makes it boring. It is the manner in which this result is engineered in every aspect right from the draw to the schedule. The way Nadal is playing right now, he doesn't need any such help and yet it has really been made way too easy for him. If he had to fight his way at least a little bit to the title, it would make it more interesting even if the final result is never in doubt.

Disagree - Nadal is in great form, you need to go there & watch it live.
The players are even talking about how well he is playing.
The tennis is not boring because it is effective...it is up to Ferru, Djoko, Fed to find a way to beat him.
There is nothing easy about what Nadal does, just look at the playing style.
They all have to work for it every time on the clay.
If he wins it will because he was the best man, 7 matches in a row.
Ask all the other players, they would like to be so boring...

ZeroSkid
06-08-2012, 10:22 AM
I have to agree, I blame it on the French crowd :)

tistrapukcipeht
06-08-2012, 10:31 AM
So here we are semi finals and who didn't predict these Djoko VS Fed and Nadal VS Ferrer?

Also who doesn't know Nadal is beating Djokovic in the finals?

On women's side, a lot more exciting, who will win??

I gotta say, Wawrinka-Tsonga and Tsonga- Djokovic were the best matches this year, besides that, nothing really exciting, like some matches last year.

Great call here uh??

I knew Fed wasn't going to beat Djokovic, He isn't playing well ATM, horrible match He played today.

I hope Djokovic wins, but I doubt it will happen, Djokovic isn't playing well neither.

tistrapukcipeht
06-08-2012, 10:33 AM
Most boring semi finals of a slam i have seen in years, again this tournament since I saw the draw was going to be the most boring of all time, exactly as i predicted, no wonder why I didn't want to see half of these matches.

RG 2012= M.B.O.A.T (most boring of all time)

zcarzach
06-08-2012, 10:40 AM
This final will have like 10 medical timeouts, 12 winners (both players combined), 1 unforced error, 840 million moonballs and 1 ace. I sincerely hope that both men play so long that they completely destroy their bodies, making sure they can't play at Wimbledon.

Smasher08
06-08-2012, 10:43 AM
Last years RG was one of the best in years

Yep, probably due in no small part to the balls Babolat used. They allowed more attacking tennis to be played than in the past. Which is, of course, why the pushers complained.

This year's balls really seem to favour pushers and retrievers, and the tennis has been tedious and boring.

Ironically, they seem to suit Babolat's star athlete to a T.

CDestroyer
06-08-2012, 10:48 AM
Its been fun with several 5 setters no real upsets but I have enjoyed it.

chrischris
06-08-2012, 10:53 AM
the draw was horrible, bottom half is a joke no real challenge to Nadal until final.

Federer's draw very interesting, with Nalbandian 2nd round, possibly Del Potro or Berdych, then Novak and if He passes Nadal.

The rest is not really worth mentioning.

I'd like to see Nadal playing Raonic, or Isner, or Del Potro to at least be more challenging.

I don't see any matches I want to but the ones on Federer's part.

Very boring just like last year.



I dont agree.. wouldnt you agree its premature to say since Wimby and the Open arent played just yet..Come back in September and we can then better say what was what.

tistrapukcipeht
06-08-2012, 10:56 AM
I dont agree.. wouldnt you agree its premature to say since Wimby and the Open arent played just yet..Come back in September and we can then better say what was what.

We never know the future, but this was no brainer , this tournament this year was awful, despite of the final result, which can be very interesting, this tournament had nothing.

We all know US Open have better matches.

Wimbledon sometimes does have great matches too but we can wait until then.

The Dark Knight
06-08-2012, 11:13 AM
Slams where you know the outcome all along are boring for many. there is no hidden dislike for Nadal needed to find this slam boring, just the plain fact that Nadal has won 6 out of the last 7. Wimby and the us open were boring for neutrals when fed was winning every year. delpo winning the us open in 2009 was one of the most exciting outcomes because not only was it not a 6th win in a row for federer, the winner was not one of the top 3.

Was it boring when Borg won it every year?

Let me go out on a limb here....but my guess is that your favorite player is Federer?

By the way I found te delpo Federer match very exciting and I found the Joker Tsonga match really exciting as well.

dParis
06-08-2012, 11:19 AM
Agree. It's been a pretty boring tournament this year.

Hitman
06-08-2012, 11:47 AM
So far, I only really enjoyed the two quarter finals in the top half.

I am hoping that the fnal will be epic. Otherwise, nothing really special this year. Last year RG was much better.

Bobby Jr
06-08-2012, 07:11 PM
This year's balls really seem to favour pushers and retrievers, and the tennis has been tedious and boring.
Worst French Open for years to date. Both semifinals were pretty rubbish matches with no 'vibe'.

Viper
06-08-2012, 09:07 PM
In the past it seems that the French was always a showcase of the scrappiest, and most endurance oriented players, and players outside the top 10 could be very, very dangerous...


now it's just a showcase of Nadal :(

bluetrain4
06-08-2012, 09:37 PM
It has been pretty boring. Tsonga-Djokokic was the the one highlight for me, even if I wanted Tsonga to win.

1970CRBase
06-08-2012, 09:41 PM
It has been pretty boring. Tsonga-Djokokic was the the one highlight for me, even if I wanted Tsonga to win.

Indeed. For the mens side, that seemed to be one of the only two highlights. The only other mens match I liked was Fed/Mahut with Mahut doing some crazy serve volleying :)

Other than that, the men have been so so boring. The womens side had some upsets.

Hey, at least Clarky as been doing her utmost best to sustain interest in the mens side of RG!

westside
06-08-2012, 10:08 PM
Have missed a lot of the matches this year. Though the majority of the matches I watched weren't that great apart from Simon v Wawrinka, Wawrinka v Tsgona and Tsgona v Joker.

Towser83
06-08-2012, 10:51 PM
Was it boring when Borg won it every year?

Let me go out on a limb here....but my guess is that your favorite player is Federer?

By the way I found te delpo Federer match very exciting and I found the Joker Tsonga match really exciting as well.

I wasn't around when Borg was winning it, but probably yes. It was also boring when Sampras was winning Wimbledon every year.

Yes favourite player is Federer.And I already said that for non fed fans,his dominance at Wimby and the US Open must have been boring and even I was keen for djokovic and Delpo to beat him at the US Open and Aussie Open.

So I don't see what the problem is? Are you just getting ultra defensive because you're a nadal fan?

Fact is unless you're a huge fan of a player, you will be bored if they dominate for too long. I'm ok with people who longed to see someone other than Fed win, why can't people be ok with others not wanting Nadal to win the French Open every year?

Clarky21
06-09-2012, 06:44 AM
I wasn't around when Borg was winning it, but probably yes. It was also boring when Sampras was winning Wimbledon every year.

Yes favourite player is Federer.And I already said that for non fed fans,his dominance at Wimby and the US Open must have been boring and even I was keen for djokovic and Delpo to beat him at the US Open and Aussie Open.

So I don't see what the problem is? Are you just getting ultra defensive because you're a nadal fan?

Fact is unless you're a huge fan of a player, you will be bored if they dominate for too long. I'm ok with people who longed to see someone other than Fed win, why can't people be ok with others not wanting Nadal to win the French Open every year?



Are you bored of watching Rolaids win 5 out of the last 6 slams? Were you bored of watching him win practically everything for most of last year,and continues to do so this year? I'm guessing you are mighty content with watching the Silverback hold up trophy after trophy,and aren't complaining about how "boring" it is while he's doing so.

tennis_pro
06-09-2012, 06:47 AM
It's never entertaining when you know who's going to win the tournament from the very start.

I'd prefer having 8 different finalists a year than having 2 dominate the sport (well 4 actually - when was the last time anyone from the top 4 lost before the QF?)

sbengte
06-10-2012, 08:42 AM
It's never entertaining when you know who's going to win the tournament from the very start.


This. And it just plays out according to the script exactly as expected with the favorite winning the tournament with zero resistance. Heck if they actually rig draws they might as well make it more interesting by throwing more challenges in the path of the in-form favorite.
Also the semifinal and final lineup and the final result matches Rome Masters to the T. How Nadal streamrolled Ferrer in the first semi and Federer played an indifferent match and lost to a Djoker who himself was playing not so great in the second semi.

Lsmkenpo
06-10-2012, 08:43 PM
Too boring did not watch, an also ran tournament and a title that doesn't deserve much respect for the tennis being played there. The tournament that rewards cowards.

tistrapukcipeht
06-11-2012, 11:50 AM
Have missed a lot of the matches this year. Though the majority of the matches I watched weren't that great apart from Simon v Wawrinka, Wawrinka v Tsgona and Tsgona v Joker.

I couldn't agree more, that was all there was in this year's FO, we can put the final as well, beneath these other matches.

Now I can say for sure: This was one of the worst slams I have seen in my life, very boring, uninteresting, almost as bad as some ATP 250. Nothing against Nadal destroying most.

Devilito
06-11-2012, 12:06 PM
is it time the ATP bans clay

tistrapukcipeht
06-26-2012, 08:02 AM
It didn't take one day to see Wimbledon this year is already much better than RG 2012, much cleaner, faster matches and more interesting in just one day.

tistrapukcipeht
09-09-2012, 07:23 AM
RG and US Open 2012 have been among the worst Slams I have seen, maybe 2010 US Open was as bad as these here.

underground
09-09-2012, 07:59 AM
I think RG and USO this year are seen as really bad since AO and Wimbly were so much better in comparison. In AO we still had the Top 4 in the semis, and Djokovic playing 11 hours marathon made the whole thing better. In Wimbly you got Rosol plus Federer coming back against Benneteau, winning the whole thing in the end against Murray.