Apparently, Raonic couldn't even walk before the match

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  1. Bobby Jr

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    I've seen Raonic play many times and his movement didn't look noticeably worse than usual. Either his injury wasn't really all that acute or the drugs worked really well. Either way - he showed up and played, good on him.
     
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  2. sureshs

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    Have you read any of those free marathon/race publications? Most of the ads are from foot doctors and surgeons and rehab clinics LOL. Why complain about damaged knees after running 26.2 miles for some "worthy" cause or another? Just make a small donation instead, and have Medicare spend less on you in your old age.
     
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  3. smoledman

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    It had no effect on his serve.
     
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  4. smoledman

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    Did you see the first point of the match? Raonic hit a bullet down the line, Fed somehow got it back and won the point. That set the tone for the rest of the match.
     
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  5. BreakPoint

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    Exactly!

    And how about the fact that Federer was playing with a back injury? His back was feeling so tight that he put on a compression undershirt under his polo shirt midway through the match to keep his back warm.
     
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  6. smoledman

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    He put it on during the Tomic match as well, whenever the temperature gets below 70F. It's precautionary, it doesn't mean he's suffering back pain. In fact looking at his average 1st serve speed I'd say he's just fine.
     
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  7. sureshs

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    So the excuse has traveled.

    Remember to pull it out when Fed loses to Murray or Djoker, as he surely will.
     
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  8. smoledman

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    Yes it's a severe crime for Fed to lose to Murray or Djoker! What shall be his punishment?
     
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  9. Agassifan

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    Or on his davis cup participation next week.
     
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  10. beast of mallorca

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    The *******s are preparing an excuse just in case he loses to Murray or Djoker. Typical *******. Fed never loses unless he has mono or back pain or being old.......:twisted:
     
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  11. sureshs

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    Correct.

    *******s see the writing on the wall (losses to Djoker/Murray/Nadal all year long) and are getting ready for it. You must admit they have early preparation like the pros.
     
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  12. Mick3391

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    My POINT is that even if you do have an injury, if a person has class, don't bring it up, all it does is diminish his opponents win.
     
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  13. Agassifan

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    LOLOL. Comparing *******s and *******s on injury-related excuses is like comparing a shop lifter to a bank robber. Both are thieves, but.....
     
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  14. Lefty78

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    Well said :)
     
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  15. BreakPoint

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    If it were precautionary, he would have put on the undershirt before the match, just like players tape their ankles before a match as a precautionary measure. And he would have done it for every match during his career, yet the only other time he has done it was during Wimbledon last year. Besides, the temperature was already in the 60's before the match even started.
     
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  16. BreakPoint

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    If even Wawrinka can beat Djokovic in this tournament (yes, Wawrinka won but was cheated on the most critical point of the match), what makes you think Federer will lose to him?
     
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  17. sureshs

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    History, and Stan's better BH.
     
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  18. Ellipses

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    Just wanted to bring this back up because people only seem to pay attention to the negative posts. Group polarization and all that.
     
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  19. BreakPoint

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    You're right. Based on history, Federer will beat Djokovic because he has a winning 16-13 record over Djokovic.
     
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  20. Cesc Fabregas

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    I'm sure he'll have an even bigger limp after bending for 3 sets
     
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  21. pound cat

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    It's obvious that Federer feels the cold more than most people do at the same temperature, (See the thread below about how he asked the young boy at the net if he was cold and would he like to put on a sweater.) He probably does the same thing with his own children and Mirka. Just because he is cold he assumes everyone else should be cold.

    Grandparents are also notorious for asking their grandchildren if they are cold. Some people are just cold blooded.


    I thought this thread was about Raonic who does not feel the cold.
     
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  22. BreakPoint

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    Yet, Federer has played and won dozens of matches at Wimbledon in frigid temperatures wearing nothing but his thin polyester polos for years.
     
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  23. sureshs

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    Why wasn't he arrested on obscenity grounds?
     
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  24. sureshs

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    That is ancient history. We are talking post-Gluten era.
     
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  25. BreakPoint

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    Because do you know what happens to your "package" in frigid temperatures? Nobody could see a thing! :wink:
     
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  26. BreakPoint

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    Um...the most recent Wimbledon and Cincy (the "Real Slam" according to you) is "ancient history"? :???:
     
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  27. Cup8489

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  28. sureshs

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    Like George in Seinfeld?
     
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  29. sureshs

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    Djokovic is going to win the tournament. So, Fed and everyone else has to lose.
     
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  30. stringertom

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    Not a great endorsement for Raonic's new choice in footwear. New Balance execs must be squirming after their decision to pay him megabucks!
     
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  31. frinton

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    Yaaaaahhhnnn... Once again a non-issue being derailed into *******s against Noletards and other tards...
    Federer seemed to be playing well, Raonic seemed not to stand a chance. If it was due to the injury, then I hope he did not make anything worse and that he can play at his best soon again. He will have to work hard on a lot of things if he wants to challenge the top. Same for Tomic, IMHO.
    Reg. Feds undershirt.... He knows and until he tells: anything else is speculation. I hope his back stays warm and well and he can wear what he wants, when he wants. Looking forward to the next match(es) 'cause I am curious to see what the old man still can do against the younger ones.
     
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  32. Elite

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    So it was unfair for Ferrer when Nadal kept playing out of respect at the 2010 AO QF?
     
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