Marching with Iron Stan in his Ironic Ascendancy

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  1. PhrygianDominant

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    He is playing the best tennis of his life and you better believe that he knows it. I can't imagine that he doesn't want to see how far it can take him.
     
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  2. PhrygianDominant

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    Minefield draw for Iron Stan in Indian Wells

    2nd Karlovic
    3rd Seppi
    Quarter Final: Winner of Anderson-Youhzny (suprise upset Hewitt?!?)

    and then Fed in the semifinal!!!
     
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    Stan played well against Karlovic in Indian Wells after his first round bye. Stan held serve throughout and broke Karlovic clinically once in each set.

    Stan looked relaxed and was placing the ball well of both sides, and managed some inspired net play and serve and volley along the way.


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    11 unforced errors, nice work from a man most thought would be underdone :)
     
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    I watched... it was a rather clinical performance from Wawa. 31/11 winners/UE's ratio isn't too shabby either. :)
     
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    I am not sure what to say about Stan's performance against Seppi. I legitamately felt bad for Seppi, who I like and I think has an attractive game.

    Stan looked hurried and bored throughout, almost like he couldn't be bothered to show up for this match; the conclusion being so certain that actually playing the points was a formality. At times I got the feeling it was just target practice. Stan's tempo between points was also hurried. He got into a rhythm of points without rhythm, where he immediately turned it up to 11 at the earlierst opportunity.

    I am not sure if Stan was trying to set a new record for himself in onesided scorelines or he made it a priority to spend little time on court in the early rounds, but he definitely made short work of Seppi. Seppi looked how I feel when I play a higher ranked player.

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  7. PhrygianDominant

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    Tough loss for Stan. Quoted from Tennis.com

    “The back was not the problem at all,” he said. “Because I won the set after. It’s not unusual. It’s just that I’m tight and tired.”

    Wawrinka instead focused on his attitude and preparation.

    “I’m more disappointed in myself,” he said. “I was tired mentally, but that’s not the problem. I should just accept and be more positive. I think I was negative on all the match. I was complaining a lot about my serve, about the way I was playing, and with that, I don’t deserve to win matches. It was more about the way I was trying to find solutions. I’m not really happy with that.”
     
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    Congratulations to Stan on his victory in Monte Carlo.

    The French Open just got a lot more interesting.
     
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    Officially settles it: Stan is no fluke, this man is here to stay!
     
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    gutted Fed couldn't win the title he hadn't won yet, unlikely he'll get a better shot than this again. But happy to see Stan win it, he deserved it after playing a fantastic tiebreak and amazing final set. Hope he goes on to really push for number 1 and stay this consistent, adds a fantastic new dimension to the top of the game. Good start to the clay season for Rog as well despite the loss today, played pretty well today just needs that killer instinct in the final few games to win these titles.
     
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    Viva La Stan! :D
     
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    Good lapdog is good. 8)
     
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    Congratulations to Stan....
     
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    Can someone tell me how many people won their first slam before there first masters?
    I know Del Potro is yet to win a masters but apart from him
     
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    Stan in Heisenberg Mode !

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    Gaudio for sure, Kuerten (almost sure about this), Kafelnikov(he had lost 5 or 7 Master finals), Hewitt, Krajicek
     
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    Gaudio never won a masters. Kafelnikov also never won a masters.

    I think you did not get me. I am asking how many players won their first GS and then later went on to win their first masters, like Stan did?
     
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    Mats Wilander?
     
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    Three others I can think of were Lleyton Hewitt who won his first Slam at 2001 US Open and his first Masters 1000 at 2002 Indian Wells. Richard Krajicek won his first and only Slam at 1996 Wimbledon and then won his first and only Masters 1000 at 1998 Stuttgart. Michael Stich won his first and only Slam at 1991 Wimbledon and then his first Masters at 1993 Hamburg.
     
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    I thought the Stan-Fed "friendship" had cooled down a bit the last few years after the Olympic gold, and Stan had said that was a long time ago, they are competitors on the tour and don't socialize much. But from the recent comments, looks like the friendship is back in full swing. Not sure what changed.
     
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    Yes. Mats Wilander won the 1982 French Open and won MC in 1983 which was his first Masters
     
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    So Stan joins a handful of names. Del Potro can join this list too if his wrist stops bothering him. He came close twice last year in IW and Shanghai but could not cross the finishing line
     
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    2nd career win over Fed for Wawa and they both happened in M-C. Can he beat Fed in any other event will remain the big question mark...
     
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    Was really disappointed to see Fed lose that final, but not gunna lie, was pretty boss to see Stan boss Fed around with those deep shots.
     
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    The kind of form that Stan is in, I think he can beat anyone on Clay or HC. The only question is Grass.
     
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    My thread returns as the first, best, and only Stan thread.

    He is back to prove all the haters wrong.
     
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    Thanks for the bump, Bolero Bro!
     
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    Good showing by Stan the Man today; very composed and concentrated play.
     
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    Uglies may be bumped at will
     
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    Pack your holy cheese, Toblerones and little knives with the corkscrew. Stan's army is on the march.
     
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    IRON STAN!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so happy with Stan's display in difficult games and on difficult points.
     
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    Wow master class in display against Kei. Stan's backhands were out of this galaxy.
     
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    Elbow issue doesn't seem to be worrying him.

    Shrewd bets are on Stan for the SF methinks.
     
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    Stan The Man looks real confident now! He might repeat again! He looks sharp!
     
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    Yup, Ive hoped for a Murray v Wawrinka final...it might happen. My two favorite eternal underdog players who are actually way better than their not so shappy careers would suggest.

    Stan is such a joy to watch... saving tennis with the OHBH of DOOM
     
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    That would be a great final indeed, can't remember their H2H though?
     
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    Murray leads 8 - 6

    Their last meeting was in the US Open 2013 where Stan won in straight.
     
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    QF vs Fed. Looking good so far with great play to go 5-3 up in set 1.
     
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    Contesting his second major final now. :D Against either Djokovic or Murray.

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    Soooo excited for Stan right now
     
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    Am excite for Stan as well!! Wawa for the win!!
     
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    Tennis so excite after this win! Much disappoint for Djoker but beat by good to great Stanimal! Much happy for Magnus!
     
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    The surprise and disbelief in Norman's face when Stan just hit that insane DTLBH winner to win the championship was one of the most striking scenes in this final IMO. I heard the guy still has nightmares about a certain OHBH that crippled his career.

    To see his pupil win the throphy that eluded him with a shot so alike... what a thrill.
     
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    I am IN with the IRON STAN
     
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    YESSSSS! Stanimal wins the French. Besides Nadal, in the last ten years only two people have won it; two Swiss guards; Maestro and the Stanimal! :)
     
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    Only Stanimal can wear those shorts and legitimately look like he can kick anyone's @$$ on a tennis court.
     
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    hehehehe he may never change his attire on court again

    It's one thing to lose it's another to lose to a man in pajamas. That's just emasculating.

     
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