2013 ROLAND GARROS - General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Ico, May 19, 2013.

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Who will win?

Poll closed May 26, 2013.
  1. Novak DJOKOVIC

    36 vote(s)
    29.8%
  2. Andy MURRAY

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  3. Roger FEDERER

    20 vote(s)
    16.5%
  4. Rafael NADAL

    48 vote(s)
    39.7%
  5. David FERRER

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  6. Other

    6 vote(s)
    5.0%
  7. Serena WILLIAMS

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  8. Maria SHARAPOVA

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  9. Victoria AZARENKA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  1. Rock Strongo

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    Match points for Simon!
     
  2. Terenigma

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    3 MP for Simon
     
  3. Magnus

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    Fed's games are less than a minute now.
     
  4. Nathaniel_Near

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    Relax folks, ...
    That hold from Fed must have been about 30 seconds long. We all know what sort of comparison vid is in order for that one.
     
  5. Mustard

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    Simon wins. Oh well.
     
  6. jaggy

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    Nice effort Hewitt
     
  7. Hitman

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    Simon wins, remains undefeated against Hewitt.
     
  8. Hood_Man

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  9. vive le beau jeu !

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    sad to see borilles pushmon take this one... :(
     
  10. Terenigma

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    Well he didnt quite choke the match but it was still a huge choke and he really needs to get his head in gear, against Murray he choked and against Hewitt here he choked, on MP he needs to really get his head in order but he managed to scrape across the finish line finally.
     
  11. Mustard

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    Well, Hewitt is more entertaining to me personally. I've seldom seen Hewitt in any "borefest" match.
     
  12. Magnus

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    Nice on Hewitt to troll the French people though :)
     
  13. Rock Strongo

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    Borilles sounds like some tiny French delicacy, like a vegetable.
     
  14. maxrenn

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    That was an enjoyable match, a shame Hewitt lost it in the end but well done to Simon.
     
  15. Magnus

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    To each his own. Fed's style of tennis is the most entertaining in my eyes. Hewitt's entertaining due to his fighting spirit rather than his tennis.
     
  16. Nathaniel_Near

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    Relax folks, ...
    I wonder how any borefest Nadal matches there will be at this years RG :lol:
     
  17. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    maybe because it soudns a bit like the morille mushrooms ? ;)

    well, his after-match on-court speech was ok, i give that to him...

    they gave him flowers, and he said... that's good because i didn't have the time to go to the fleuriste for my mum this morning ! ;)
     
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  18. Magnus

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    We're having such a nice thread, why ruin it by mentioning the evil one?
     
  19. Nathaniel_Near

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    Relax folks, ...
    That's unfair, Nadal isn't evil, he's the ultimate golden bull. Please be less rude about legends of the game!
     
  20. Hood_Man

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    Question; why has Fed decided to opt for the Parma Violets look this year?

    [​IMG]

    What could be less intimidating than lavender?
     
  21. Magnus

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    legend of the *****
     
  22. Crayola Oblongata

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    Yeah, I don't like it.
     
  23. jaggy

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    Fed cutting down on the carbs in round 1
     
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    Federer wins.
     
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    GSM Federer def. Carreno-Busta 6-2 6-2 6-3
    Fed's movement wide to the forehand worse than ever
    But execution was good when it mattered
     
  26. Hitman

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    Sick backhand DTL for the win by Federer.
     
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    Spanish Player that is not as boring as Ferrer and Nadal.
     
  28. Hood_Man

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    Federer wins! Quick, play him off Salem!

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  29. Rock Strongo

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    Salem... You've just given me some horrible flashbacks. Good God I hated that show.
     
  30. Onehandedbackhand

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    Winners are evil to this board.

    The Top 5 has a combined something like 210 combined titles, 70 Masters, and 36 grand slams(With you know who the only one without a slam), yet you hear Nadal is evil, Federer is arrogant, Murray is the same as always, and Djoker and Ferru are pushers.

    Yet you get the darlings, like Dolgopolov, who supposedly has this gorgeous game, yet loses first rounds of 250s to lucky losers...or Gulbis, who is admittedly putting effort in, but has the tennis IQ of line chalk. Can't forget Monfils, who is SO EXCITING, yet gives a bagel set to a formerly 92 in the world in Montanes.

    There's no question this board, as a whole, hates winners. They prove this constantly.
     
  31. underground

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    Great scorching DTL BH winner from Fed.
     
  32. axel89

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    you're 20 minutes late
     
  33. bullfan

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    I'm so ticked off, tennis channel is not playing all matches starting at 5 am est like the did for all previous tournaments leading up to RG, which the touted for the last few months. Instead they're taking a page out of the crappy NBC Olympics and putting early matches on a delay. They didn't show with Serena or Fed, nor will the be showing Nadal tomorrow morning. Really sucks that they got best of 100 repeat on instead of GS tennis live.
     
  34. underground

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    I know because I was watching it on TV so I was not beside my laptop, the post was to dedicate his good shot.
     
  35. sbengte

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    Hewitt came back to equalize from 0-5 down only to lose the decider 5-7. What a bummer :(
     
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    Umm that's cuz the coverage starts at 5am on espn2
     
  37. SLD76

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    Poor hewitt. Ahh well. I wish him luck on his clothing line though
     
  38. tacou

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    who are these two tanks
     
  39. bullfan

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    Thanks! I feel much better now.
     
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  41. tennis_hack

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    Blake hits that ball with unbelievable pace - the fastest I've ever seen. His shots are like bullets compared to all these topspin monkey Spaniards.
     
  42. qwertre

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    Not sure I'd put it quite that way, but h*** yeah! This Troicki-Blake match is really fun to watch! So inconsistent at times, but the strokes are so dang good!
     
  43. rainingaces

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    It's no good for clay though, Blake didnt play much clay tennis, I'm not sure if he ever won a match here.
     
  44. Clarky21

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    And topspin monkey Fed, Murray and Cvac. They all hit with tremendous topspin too, troll.

    And Blake may hit with "unbelievable pace", but he is brainless about it and makes tons of unforced errors. Doesn't make for a winning combination.
     
  45. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    Good to see Roland Garros tournament organisers letting the less important players play on Sunday. RNadal plays on Monday, and given that he's won the title 7 times (the most in open era history), he deserves the best scheduling. I can't wait to see RNadal mash ***** in the semi-finals. :p
     
  46. rainingaces

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    So you now change your story to Djokovic is going to make the semi, Clarky is having a positive effect on you.
     
  47. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    I'll still be happy if ***** gets bulldozed out by GDimitrov. But I want RNadal to record his 5th victory against ***** at Roland Garros (to lead the Roland Garros h2h 5-0 and lead the h2h 20-15), and then for RNadal to pummel RFederer in the final to get the h2h bagel (6-0 at Roland Garros). :p
     
  48. rainingaces

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    How did that work at Monte Carlo for you? Australian open 2012? US open 2011? Wimbledon 2011? He's coming for you're lover boy, you cheer for Dimitrov. :)
     
  49. Rock Strongo

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    Tweener from Blake.
     
  50. Onehandedbackhand

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    Every one of those spaniards would pound Blake into mush with those topspins.
     

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