Halle, The Most Classy Semifinals of 2012.

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  1. GasquetGOAT

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    lol...... oh boy here we go.
     
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  3. Cesc Fabregas

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    Classy maybe but Federer is going to stroll to the title. The only guy other than Nadal that could beat him was Berdych.
     
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    Not sure if Federer wants to play all week. He may "let up" in the semis so he can rest his back for WO.

    It's a crying shame that Halle is only a 250 so it doesn't get shown in my country, and i just can't get livestreams to actually show some motion. I have to suffer Aegon.
     
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  5. Raz11

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    When was the last time all the semi finalists used a one-hand backhand?
     
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    ^^


    not sure, but that was the first question that sprung to my mind
    too ..
     
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  7. mandy01

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    They usually show the finals but it's UEFA this year, so..
     
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  8. djokovic2008

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    More like some of the most mediocre and inconsistent performers in recent times apart from fed.
     
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    Isn't "most classy" code for shbh?

    My guess is BC...before Connors!
     
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    How about "Most Classy ATP Tournament" - period/full stop... Linespeople suited up, the respectful quiet tones of the German patrons... It makes Monte Carlo feel like the USO
     
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  11. Tony48

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    LOL, was the omission of Haas intentional? :)
     
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    Did they show the Halle final last year, I never knew they showed only the final of an event they aren't showing fully.

    Which channel was that on? Hopefully not TenSports, i just had that package removed.

    ^ Not sure how long back you'll have to go for an event with all four one-handers. We used to have a great thread on the One handed backhand, which got moved to O&E and then died out there. We used to often post about how many SHBH's there were in the last 16 or 8 and sometimes were did have quite a few: Fed, Lube, Feli, Gasky,...
     
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    I'd really like someone to make a gif of Youzhny hitting his head with his racket, so i can post it in this thread w.r.t. classy :)
     
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    Classiest way to draw blood, no?

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    I wonder who'll be the last man standing in this all class encounter.

    I'll go with sexy class golden eagle of victory.

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    Yes. Doesn't matter who stroll to the title, classy is classy.
     
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  18. GasquetGOAT

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    Another way of asking is, when was the last time all the semi finalists were classy?
     
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  19. GasquetGOAT

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    He would not "grind" to get a win that's for sure. Either way it shouldn't be too hard on his back.
     
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  20. GasquetGOAT

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    Agreed.


    Complete class.

    What does that say about Nadal who was completely out-classed by one of the mediocre and inconsistent performers.
     
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  21. GasquetGOAT

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    LOL WUT?

    Quite right sir!:)
     
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  22. GasquetGOAT

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    Yes. Classy nest of the golden eagle of victory.
     
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  23. 10is

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    A quick Google search yields the following info from another forum:

     
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  24. decades

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    the average tennis fan doesn't even know this tournament exists.
     
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  25. 10is

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    True. In that case, that last prominent tournamnet with 4 1 H-B (gleaned from the same source) would have had to be Wimbledon 1997:

     
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  26. GasquetGOAT

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    How interesting another grass court tournament. Looks like there might be a correlation between grass and class.:)
     
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    I do like the intimate feel of the court in this tourney. Fans look fairly close to the action.
     
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    Yes. It was an actual "mens" semi-final with all the 1hbh on display.
     
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    What time does the final start.
     
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    After 1 PM in Halle,Germany.

    That would be 7 AM on the east coast of the US.
     
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    Also, four 1HBH semifinalists:

    1977 French Open: Vilas, Gottfried, Dent, Ramirez

    1983 Wimbledon: McEnroe, Lewis, Curren, Lendl

    1987 Australian Open: Edberg, Cash, Lendl, Masur

    1989 Wimbledon: Becker, Edberg, Lendl, McEnroe
     
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    '89 wimby was stacked
     
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    Hey, I've got one handed backhand...so I'm talented, classy and have a beautiful game. Nice.
     
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    I poast single-fingered! How about you?
     
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  35. tistrapukcipeht

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    I knew it, all 1 handed back hand.
     
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  36. Walenty

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    It was clearly more classy than the Queen's final..... :oops:
     
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  37. tudwell

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    Nailed it, Cesc!
     
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    1HBH rocks ! :)
     
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    GOAT post......
     
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  40. BreakPoint

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    We all know Cesc's predictions on this board never fail. :)
     
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