Admit It: Wimbledon is boring without Nadal

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  1. ealkuon

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    I can sense by watching Wimbledon that the overall atmosphere is not the same without Nadal. There two kinds of days at the first week of a Grand Slam; One when Federer's playing and the other when Nadal. It's just not the same. Murray has been satisfying the British fans but what about the rest of the world. There's a lack of energy, enthusiasm, and interest I sense at Wimbledon. It's boring!:x
     
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  2. angharad

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    I miss Nadal, but it seems like they're focusing a bit on other players and matches. As nice as it is to have that Federer-Nadal-Federer-Nadal rhythm in a Slam, it's been good to see other players actually get some airtime.
     
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  4. Mansewerz

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    No, it's not. The murray kendrick match was great.
     
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  5. galactico

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    i hate nadal, so i don't care whether he's in or not.
     
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  6. Shaolin

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    Its just fine, if not better, without Nadal.
     
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  7. norbac

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    It's not boring but it's certainly not the same. I'm not a Nadal fan, but I gotta admit I'm missing him in this tournament.
     
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  8. galactico

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    nadal hasn't really got a purpose anymore; his mission was to stop federer getting to 14GS and winning the FO and he failed greatly
     
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  9. tintin

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    Wimbledon wasn't boring a few years ago when Nadal wasn't a factor on grass ;)
    Nadal ain't playing,no big deal;the sun is still out
    i bet you Rafa is out on his boat with his gal so i wouldn't be worried about that
    he's moved on,he knew he wasn't fit enough to play.why don't you do the same ;)
     
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  10. Dutch-Guy

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    Hate is a strong word fella.How can you hate somebody you don't know,never met?

    Back on the topic: i agree with the OP.
     
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    It feels weird because I got no one to really cheer against. But I will take 2000 points gone over that any time.
     
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  12. theduh

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    It's not boring. We're still watching tennis, not unless if you're watching tennis because of Nadal.
     
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    well wimby is more boring without serve and volleyers :(
     
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  14. zagor

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    @OP Admit it:You're a Nadal fan.
     
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  15. joeri888

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    OP is no tennisfan at all. Murray-Kendrick was good, Djokovic-benneteau exciting for 2 and a half sets, Llodra-Goodall was stylish, Lopez-Beck was tense, heck, I even love watching the Alves guys playing Pavel guys if it goes to a fifth set. No player can break the tournament for me.
     
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  16. galactico

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    ok, kinda harsh.........i dislike nadal
     
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  17. theduh

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    Meaning you "hate" his style of play right?


    ROFLMAO!!!
     
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  18. maximo

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    Wimbledon's fun without Federer.
     
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  19. galactico

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    yes, and his frying pan personality
     
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  20. theduh

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    OP is a Nadal hater!
     
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  21. theduh

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    And Murray.
     
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  22. ealkuon

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    I agree, but without Nadal, watching tennis is like watching the English Premier league without Manchester United, Basketball without Lakers, Spanish League without Real Madrid... etc. etc.
     
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  23. Wimbledon is great!


    Yay! :cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
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  24. galactico

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    OP should be ashamed of himself
     
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  25. theduh

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    Rather watch paint dry huh?
     
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  26. Aabye

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    You'll never get anything like that out of almost any Federer fan. But a non-Federer fan will probably agree with you if the final comes around and we have to sit back and watch something that lasts all of an hour. Truth is, when it comes to great matches, Nadal is king.
     
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  27. galactico

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    probably, both ideas sound pretty ****
     
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  28. theduh

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    Doesn't mean that if one club or player is missing the whole tournament is boring or means less. Anyway your opinion not mine :)
     
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  29. Kostas

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    I think it actually makes it a bit more interesting at least for the other half of the draw.

    If Nadal was still in it we would have seen a 2, 3, 1 drubbing of his first round opponent instead of JMDP...it wouldn't really get interesting still the QF's at least. This opens things up a bit.

    Plus there's been some great tennis played already.
     
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  31. theduh

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    And others are just a bunch of wannabes trying to play tennis. Please give me a break!
     
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  32. zagor

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    No tennis fan will say that Wimbledon(the most prestigious slam)is "boring" with or without either Fed and Nadal,period.The only ones who are whining about it are Nadal fanboys who apparently think that tourney without Nadal in it is worthless.

    Wimbledon was never "boring" for me before Fed and Nadal and won't be after them either.

    As for Nadal being king of great matches,that I agree with.He had plenty of exciting thrillers in his career.
     
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  33. slice bh compliment

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    Truth. I miss him too: his intensity, the fact that he is the world no. 1 and defending champion, too. But let's be honest -- he spends the first week rolling his opponents. That's not exactly riveting stuff.

    So, this is not a boring tournament.

    I'm sad about Rafa's injury. No big deal for this tournament, but long-term. I'm sad about Blake's performance.
    I'm disappointed in Roger's new manpurse. Nike's found a way to make it even more feminine .... the gold looks perfect for a woman in Palm Springs. I wish he'd just give those to his mom and be done with it.

    I'm happy Roger's playing well. Pretty pumped about Tsonga, Roddick and Murray. I think those three cats can really threaten Federer.

    I love Murray's Fred Perry throwback look. I hope he and Gonzalez meet in their Quarterfinal. I think that's going 5.

    I'm pumped that Djerkovic gets a crack at Haas in their QF. That could obviously go either way.

    I like the dubs, too, and the fact that dubs is pretty prominently featured at Wimbledon.

    Not a boring Wimbledon for me at all.
     
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  34. Toxicmilk

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    Honestly, I like watching the first few rounds first because after awhile...we see the same players playing each other. Yes they're great and very entertaining...But then it's like watching that same great movie over and over.
     
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  35. theduh

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    LOL!!!

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    AMEN!!!! *claps*:)
     
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    its terribly NOT boring wihtout nadal...how can you miss his boring style of play? and his annoying butt bicks. i think its nice :)
     
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    Djoko's match was quite interesting and Kendrick hit some pretty good shots.... Sure there's some nice tennis....it's a nice meal ....

    But it lacks flavour without Rafa's play. And without his personality, and Fed's purse and straight jacket it's positively bland :(
     
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    I have seen much of the Murray match today. I must say, it was disappoiting. Murray was nervous as hell and unsure and tentative. That baseline tennis is indeed a bit boring. There are so many openings on grass, which almost cry for net advances. But all Murray did, was waiting for the error. Luckily for him, Kendrick made them. I know, that some will crucify me. But a Boris Becker in somewhat of his old form would have cleaned Murray's clock today, soft grass or not.
     
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  40. DRII

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    Murray hits the ugliest ball ever for a top player. Effective but ugly!
     
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    it's only boring if you don't really like tennis. Nadal would just be straight-setting some nobody at this stage anyway, so the good matches are on the outer courts like the Pablo Cuevas match and the Victor Hanescu match. having said that, the Murray match was fun today.
     
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  42. T. H. Park

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    Definitely less exciting without Nadal. However, does not make it less meaningful. The show (must) go(es) on.
     
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  43. Aabye

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    I did not say that the tournament is boring without him, I said the final will probably be boring without him. As was this year's (and to an extent last year's) RG final.
     
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  44. Aabye

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    Not necessarily. Rafa has had some pretty tight matches at Wimby even in the earlier rounds. But I agree it is nice to have some attention paid to players outside of the top ten.
     
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  45. Aabye

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    What does this have to do with any other player? Did I mention anyone else? No. So don't act like I did.
     
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  46. LetFirstServe

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    Dont think so, heck even the unseeded players have been entertaining me.
     
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  47. theduh

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    From what I quoted you're insinuating that Nadal is the ONLY king of great matches hence the reaction.
     
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  48. galactico

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    wimbledon will be good this year without nadal, not being harsh or anything he would have probably got a **** draw at wimbledon too
     
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  49. Nadal_Freak

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    I agree. Wimbledon hasn't been the same without Nadal. Murray and Djokovic are alright to watch but nothing compared to Nadal.
     
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  50. icedevil0289

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    N_F, are you going to stop watching tennis once Nadal retires? I know that won't be for a long time, but just curious.
     
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