RG 2012= the most boring of all grand slams in 2012.

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  1. tistrapukcipeht

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    the draw was horrible, bottom half is a joke no real challenge to Nadal until final.

    Federer's draw very interesting, with Nalbandian 2nd round, possibly Del Potro or Berdych, then Novak and if He passes Nadal.

    The rest is not really worth mentioning.

    I'd like to see Nadal playing Raonic, or Isner, or Del Potro to at least be more challenging.

    I don't see any matches I want to but the ones on Federer's part.

    Very boring just like last year.
     
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    Think of all the useful things you'll be able to get done in next two weeks then. Have fun!
     
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    oh yes, its so damm boring :twisted:
     
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  4. Gorecki

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    RG most boring Slam. PERIOD
     
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    The chance to see a player win 4 slams straight in a year doesn't happen very often,so why would you find it boring?
     
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    it was possible in 07' and 08'

    EDIT: and 2011 AO.
     
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  7. Clarky21

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    True,but not since Fed had the chance has it ever been so certain to happen.
     
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    Last years RG was one of the best in years, if you find it boring than you've chosen the wrong sport to be a fan of.
     
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    It's barely started! Anything can happen!!
     
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  10. nadal_slam_king

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    Federer vs Berdych might be good.
     
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    Nadal looks like an inevitability, but if the inevitable doesn't happen things will be interesting.
     
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    Federer getting four in a row by beating Ralph in all those years seemed more probable than Djokovic getting to the finals this year, let alone win the title.
     
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    Compared to the 6 hour AO final, all slams will be boring henceforth.
     
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  14. Clarky21

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    Sorry,but I disagree.
     
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    Last year it was boring till the semis. Federer playing Djokovic in an epic match......easily one of the best matches of the year. It sorted of lived it up with finger wagging.....

    Maybe Djokovic can live it up this year.
     
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    Roland Garros is always boring to Nadal-hating *******s. :p
     
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  17. boredone3456

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    It was a lot more certain when Nadal had the chance then it was both for Fed then and for Novak now.
     
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    Roland Garros is always amazing to Nadal Derriere's inserted fans...
     
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  19. jakemcclain32

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    Definitely not boring. Weird vibe going on in this tournament.

    Tsonga had to fight more than expected

    Only 5 straight setters out of 16 matches

    Journeyman Nic Devilder obliterating Krajinovic, which no one could see coming.

    Five 5 setters, including one suspended by darkness.

    That one suspended has a Top 35 player fighting for his life against someone with no momentum all year.
     
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  20. Clarky21

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    Really? Rolaids is practically a lock for the title. Have you seen his draw? It's pathetic,and Nadal hasn't beaten him in a slam in 2 years,so he's no threat. He really is the only obvious choice to win it. Nobody else really even stands a chance.
     
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  21. Gizo

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    I think at the French Open in 2006 and 2007, it was felt that no-one really had a chance of beating Federer apart from Nadal so he was pretty much guaranteed to reach the final and move one match away from 4 in a row, but once there he had no chance against Nadal.

    Ahead of the 2011 Australian Open, many people were wondering if Nadal could be stopped. He had already won the tournament before unlike Federer at the French in those years, and he didn't really have a nemesis at the time. That being said many people thought that Murray would have been a big threat to him in a potential semi-final had Nadal overcame Ferrer. Murray had won their 2 previous matches at hard court slams, although Nadal went on to beat him at all 3 of the remaining slams that year including the US Open.

    The form Djokovic was in at the Australian Open last year though (much better that his form there this year), and considering he went on to own Nadal during the remainder of the year, it's safe to say that injury or no injury Nadal would have had pretty much no chance of stopping him had they played each other in the final.
    Djokovic has won 5 out of his last 6 matches against Federer and 3 out of their last 4 matches at slams, but Federer has a much better chance of stopping Djokovic from reaching the final here, than any other player did of stopping Federer from reaching those French Open finals.
     
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  22. veroniquem

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    This is the most exciting slam in a LOOONG time. All 3 top players are in good shape and all 3 are playing for major history making. + Berd and Ferrer are in a better form than they've been in a while.
    Lots of great matches to look forward too: Delpo/Berd and Murray/Ferrer should be great. Rafa/Raonic should be interesting too. Fed/Nalby could be fun depending on Nalby's form. Dkoko/Fed revenge from last year should be a real cracker.
    This slam rocks!
     
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    Hopefully Ferrer can finally reach the last 4 at the French Open for the first time in his career this year. He is in Murray's quarter so obviously has a great chance.

    He is far too good of a player never to reach a single French Open semi-final.
     
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  24. Tennis_Hands

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    Basically what she said was: " I think it is fun to see how the players are killing each other for the privilege to play and lose from St. Rafael. It is interesting, because Nadal will win it."

    So much for veroniquem's definition of "interesting".

    I wonder if she will think the same, should the first Lady of Serbia bends over to her husband.
     
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  25. boredone3456

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    You did see the last two matches they played right? You do know Nadal has only lost once at the French right? You do know even Tipsy has beaten Novak lately right? Now if somehow have no knowledge of all these things I would understand your statement to some degree. Is he a threat yes..a lock....big fat no. I cannot wait to see your reaction if he loses.
     
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  26. tistrapukcipeht

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    Ok, all of this for nothing, we all know Novak and Nadal will not lose a set until the semis, Nadal's case He may not lose a set until the final.

    The only drama or unknown can come from Federer's side, unless the top 2 have an injury.

    I just want to see these 3 guys be challenged, but the draw wasn't very kind to us, rather to the top 2.
     
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    corrected it for you
     
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    it would suddenly lose all interest!!! but it'snot gonna happen because Eufemianal will not let it
     
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  29. tank_job

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    Give the title to Nadal.

    There is seriously no need to play it out.
     
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  30. veroniquem

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    Why so bitter :confused:
    Basically, what YOU're saying is: I'm a Fed fan but I don't believe he has the slightest chance to win, so I'm gonna diss every single match :-?
    Brighten up. Personally, I believe that Fed has a chance to make the final and he will most certainly make the semi. I have more faith in your idol than you do. And even without Fed, it's got to be fun to watch a guy try to score 4 slams in a row and another one trying to break the # of RG record.
    So much at stake really doesn't happen with every slam.
     
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  31. Tennis_Hands

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    No. I certainly think, that Federer can beat Nadal even at RG, although the chances are miniscule.

    I was merely pointing out, that your definition of "interesting" is heavily dependant on your bias. Hardly surprising, but entertaining nevertheless.
     
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  32. veroniquem

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    Well, I mentioned several exciting matches that do not involve Nadal, so I believe you're just looking to flame.
    Won't work, I'm in a good mood :)
     
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    ***spoiler alert**** still can't believe Andy R lost. I hope this isn't the end for him...:(
     
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  34. tistrapukcipeht

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    The chances of Federer beating Nadal in Roland Garros are the same to Nadal winning a tournament in conditions he faced in Madrid a few weeks ago.:)
     
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  35. tistrapukcipeht

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    Neither I could.

    I think Roddick can/could play better than that, but He just doesn't put enough effort to make it happen.
     
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    The conditions faced in Madrid were alien, unknown to man. How could that not be freaky? (Except for Smurfs who thought they looked familiar). The conditions in RG are well known and Fed has had 4 finals and 1 title there, so he definitely has non negligible chances to fare well and take his opportunities if they present themselves.
     
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    You do know that Hot Sauce has beaten Nadal lately,right? What's the difference?

    You won't get a chance to see my reaction because Rolaids has already won the title.
     
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    It's going to be very interesting, we will see if Rafa can defend his grandest throne, although if Djokovic had beaten Rafa at Rome, it would have been even more interesting. I'm picking Rafa to win, but Djoker isn't stupid and he knows that this is his chance to make history, he'll be as hungry as ever. In fact, everyone will be hungry, Djoker looking for his career slam, Rafa for his record FO titles, Federer to prove to everybody that he is far from done, and Murray looking for his very first major.
     
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  39. nadal_slam_king

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    The 1st Round matches so far are a lot more entertaining than those at the Australian Open and US Open, that is for sure. Wimbledon is the only slam that can rival Roland Garros when it comes to entertainment.
     
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  40. nadal_slam_king

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    Any proof of that? Besides, Nadal and Federer have both been in a position to win 4 in a row. Nadal didn't drop a set until QF when he tore a muscle vs Ferrer, and Federer lacked the talent. The player can't control these things.
     
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  41. r2473

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    This will be fun to revisit as the tournament progresses
     
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  42. courtking

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    gosh.. why TC kept showing the Williams match?.. I don't like or dislike the Williams.. I just hate to see everytime I turn on TC, the Williams is on.. it's quite boring.. !!
     
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  43. Netspirit

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    A grand slam is never boring. There are simply too many matches for a slam to have no entertainment or drama whatsoever.

    However, this year the draw virtually guarantees that a dedicated topspin monkey is going to moonball his way to the trophy. I am not naming the player so that I do not look like a hater, but if you recognize him from the description, it must be spot-on.
     
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  44. jamesblakefan#1

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    You're talking about no names who the average tennis fan, let alone general sports fan have no idea about. Most people who frequent these forums don't give two craps about Devilder-Krajinovic, and they're probably getting obliterated their next match.

    The slams are all about the later rounds, and even there that much intrigue doesn't exist - another Fed-Djok semi, Nadal making the final almost a lock. RG is definitely the most boring slam on a yearly basis simply due to the predictability of it and the slowing down of courts year round making the oddball CC specialist coming out of nowhere to make a run even more of a rarity than it was in the past since players are more used to playing in slower conditions on a regular basis.

    Women's side of RG has actually been more interesting than men's the past few years, more upsets and cinderella stories of Li and Schiavone making great runs to the title.
     
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  45. nadal_slam_king

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    You don't even know what a moonball is.
     
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    A moonball spinning 5000 revolutions per minute :grin:
     
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  47. firepanda

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    Absolutely not. There's the GOAT, clay GOAT and greatest atm all playing. There are a ton of great players beneath them. Add to that that clay is the best surfaces to watch (read: my favourite), and this is one of the best slams in a while.
     
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  48. tusharlovesrafa

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    I know who he is....lemme think..mmmmm...Federer,right? He is one of the greatest moon-baller the world has ever seen.:)
     
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    Why does Fed draw DP AGAIN? I want to see how DP fairs against Nadal on clay yet I never get the chance because he's always in Roger's quarter.
     
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  50. tusharlovesrafa

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    Ask the ATP officials,or blame the fate or God or whatever you believe in.
     
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