Are you actually excited for Wimbledon?

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Are you excited for wimbledon?

  1. Of course, it's SW19 for FFS

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  2. No not really, especially now that Nadal is out

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  1. DarthFed

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    Despite being my favorite tournament...ever and my favorite surface to watch...

    Im not excited this year...i wanted Fed Vs Nadal SW19 part IV...but it's not going to happen and Im not in slam mode...ie i made plans this week and i haven't put my life on hold..

    I'd be glad if fed won but i wont be broken up if he doesn't (if his goal was to please me and only me as a fan then he more than paid his dues in Paris).

    Anyone else feel that way
     
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  2. I am very excited!


    I enjoy Wimbledon much more than Roland Garros.....
     
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  3. zagor

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    I'm excited for the possible Fed-Murray final.Because it would be a historic occasion with either the first Brit winning Wimbledon for ages or Fed becoming the man with most slams ever.The normally calm British crowd would be wild because of Murray.

    Other than that I'd be also excited if someone unexpected like Tsonga,Novak or Roddick wins.

    I also feel that Fed winning Paris really completed his career.

    Overall I always enjoy Wimbledon.
     
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  4. icedevil0289

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    I'm excited about it. Wimbledon is my favorite tournament as well. I know what you mean though, it would have been really cool for a fedal final and I'm a bit upset that federer won't have a chance to get his revenge for last year.

    However, like zagor said, if it were to be a murray vs. fed final, it will be interesting. The first brit to win wimbly or federer surpassing pete's record. One of those two things happening will be amazing to watch, although I would prefer the latter, but one step at a time. I know it's extremely premature and fed hasn't even gotten past his first round, but it would be so cool to see pete present the trophy to roger.

    Edit: I am however really sad ancic, nalby, and gasquet won't be there. I have always loved seeing ancic and gasquet play on grass.
     
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  5. Badger

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    Of course! It's Wimbledon man! Get what your saying though, with Nadal gone, it's a little bit of a dampener. But we could still have a great semis up to final if we end up with all top 7 players.
     
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  6. NamRanger

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    Personally I think it's going to be an A.Rod v. Federer final, and A.Rod is gonna roll over like a turtle.
     
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  7. lambielspins

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    I like Roddick but that is sort of the reason I would rather Murray in the final. I think Murray would give Federer a tougher challenge, make a bigger fight to win.
     
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  8. jimbo333

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    Yep, and going later today, so can't wait:):):)
     
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  9. Fedgasm

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    It would definitely be better if Nadal was playing, but it looks like an exciting draw that could produce some fun tennis. Let's hope for the best.
     
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  10. icedevil0289

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    I should also add that I'm excited to see how dent does as well as grigor dimitrov.
     
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  11. tenis

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    Excited?
    Yes, but I'm extremely worry about the TV coverage. They may screw us again with all the "only US players show" and blah,blah,blah: 21 commentators on board nonstop craptalking, just like the RG.
     
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  12. Badger

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    Agreed. 10 chars.
     
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  13. Feña14

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    Spot on. I'm more excited about this Wimbledon than I have been for years. As you say, a Federer v Murray final and all it entails would be something truly special.

    I'd love a Murray v Federer final but yeah, that's my prediction also.
     
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  14. icedevil0289

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    Especially with all the "trash talking" that has been going on between them.
     
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  15. Nadal_Freak

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    Most boring slam in years. Hopefully Murray or Djokovic prove me wrong.
     
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  16. Ocean Gypsy

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    Er, hello. It hasn't started yet. It can't possibly be boring yet.
     
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  17. IvanAndreevich

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    Hell yes. It's a shame that Nadal couldn't make it, but there are plenty of guys around even without him.
     
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  18. skip1969

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    how can you moan about a tournament even before the first ball is struck?? how is that possible? nadal is out, so now wimbledon is gonna be boring? were you saying that the last four years when nadal was getting to the final of roland garros every year? and winning every year?

    i look forward to every slam, because there are only four a year. i am looking forward to this slam, even without nadal. i am looking forward to this slam, even though i've filled out my bracket and have murray in the final. and i don't like murray. but i am still looking forward to this slam.

    there's much more to enjoying a tourney than just getting the final that you long for.
     
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  19. BreakPoint

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    I'm even more excited this Wimbledon now that Nadal is out. This way, we are guaranteed not to have the same final 4 times in a row between Federer and Nadal so there will be someone new in the final this year, and to me, that's very exciting, especially if it's Murray since the crowd will be really into it. :)
     
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  20. BreakPoint

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    Um....do you also proclaim a movie as the most boring you've ever seen BEFORE you even see it? :-?
     
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    Alright most boring draw in years similar to a movie that has a bad preview. Who knows how the outcome will be but the signs aren't good.
     
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  22. Feña14

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    I have a feeling it could be Roddick against Federer, which is also like déjà vu! :)
     
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  23. BreakPoint

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    Hmmm....have they already shown clips of the matches from this year's Wimbledon already?

    Where can I watch these? :oops:
     
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  24. Fedgasm

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    It's called an analogy.
     
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  25. Sentinel

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    Without Nadal, NO !

    We'll have to put up with the two most overrated untalented pushers of all time standing 5 meters behind the baseline moon-balling each other for hours (one swiss, one scot).
     
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  26. BigServer1

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    Let me guess...Most boring since AO 2006?

    Djokovic probably won't prove you wrong, but Murray very well could. I think he's got a shot at going to the final.

    Total pity that Nadal isn't there this year, because I think that Federer would have beaten him in the final anyway.
     
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  27. ESP#1

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    I agree, my favorite matches for the last few years were

    federer vs nadal 07
    roddick vs gasquet 07
    murray vs gasquet 08
    federer vs nadal 08

    so its clearly not going to be the same for me
     
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  28. prattle128

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    I feel like an idiot asking this, but SW19 = what? I know I'm gonna hate myself when I hear what it is, since I feel like I know what it means, but I just can't think of it haha.
     
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  29. ESP#1

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    I guess you can say its like making a sequel to a movie without its main character, still could be great just not really sure what to think yet
     
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  30. yonexxx

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    what kind of turtle?
     
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  31. grafrules

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    if that is the final it would be deja vu all right. Federer easy as always.
     
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  32. tennis_hand

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    it is just like calling FO as Roland Garros.
     
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  33. ESP#1

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    I have no idea really but i thought it had to do with the area code or something:confused:
     
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  34. TacoBellBorderBowl1946

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    im really excited to watch novak get whipped in the early round again. Also, excited to see how many racquets Safin breaks(im guessing 3).

    Excited to see James Blake lose to a guy he should kill again, and excited to see Gulbis push Murray to 4 sets.

    Most of all, excited to see Federer hopefully reclaim his crown
     
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  35. prattle128

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    Thanks. Yeah I just can't figure out why it's SW19 specifically, but oh well. SW19 = Wimbledon, that much I understand now, so thanks!
     
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  36. Nadal_Freak

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    I'm not convinced with Murray on grasscourts. He says he is much more comfortable at the US Open and Australian Open. He could get to the final but Fed is likely going to win given this is by far his favorite surface.
     
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  37. ESP#1

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    Think its the area code to where wimbly is held, not from england so im not sure
     
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  38. malakas

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    yes it's the post code or somthing of the wimbledon area.

    Yes I am very excited,but also am I bit dissapointed and angry because I won't be able to watch the final!So if it's Roddick Federer I will know at least I haven't missed much :p
     
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  39. Blinkism

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    This will make day 1 (or does he play day 2??) very interesting, for sure!
     
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  40. Blinkism

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    And yeah, with Nadal gone i'm definitely not in slam mode. :(

    Also, because Fed won the French I don't feel like i'd be watching anything over-the-top special if he were to win. He's GOAT whether or not he breaks Sampras record, IMO.

    And I don't want Murray to win.

    So unless Djokovic, Safin, or Hewitt make the final, I doubt I'll be watching the tourney as intensively as the AO this year, for example.
     
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  41. cork_screw

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    I think you mean "Are you excited ABOUT wimbledon." Seeing how wimbledon isn't a person.

     
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  42. BreakPoint

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    A preview of a movie shows actual clips from the movie.

    Where are the clips of the actual matches from the "09 Wimbledon?

    How can you possibly determine that all the matches will be boring BEFORE they're even played? :confused: :-?
     
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  43. BreakPoint

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    SW19 is the postal code (or zip code) for the village of Wimbledon (a suburb outside of London).
     
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  44. kevinrose

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    I'd like to see a Hewitt Federer final.. but its probably gonna be a (either) Andy v Federer final
     
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  45. joeri888

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    Best of the four Slams, and I'm really excited about it. It's Wimbledon, the unofficial world championships of tennis, the most prestitious tournament in the world, the history of tennis lies here. It's the best tournament in the world. EVERYONE who is a true fan of tennis itself looks forward to Wimbledon.
     
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  46. joeri888

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    Didn't N_F just mean that Federer is so much better than the rest that the outcome will be boring?;)
     
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  47. Sentinel

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    No No, you dufuses.

    SW19 is a SWING WEIGHT 1.9 , less than SW2, but definitely more than SW1.
    I don't recommend SW19 or SW2, bad for the arm.
     
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  48. <3tennis!!!

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    yes of course!!!
     
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  49. effervescence

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    Yeah, definitely excited. Rafa not being there is a big loss, of course, but tennis is still tennis, and I'm pretty sure the tennis will still be good even if there's no chance for a potential Fed-Nadal rematch. :)
     
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  50. Leublu tennis

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    When Nadal does not play, tennis is boring, right? You follow, what 25 tournaments per year, do you?
     
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