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    The real winner of the Murray/Ferrer semifinal

    Great umpiring in that match
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    This AO is Murray's to lose

    Ferrer in the semis who's never troubled him on HC. Meanwhile Djokovic and Federer are in comparable form and should wear each other down in theirs. He'll go in relatively fresh vs a physically and mentally tired opponent No better opportunity will open itself up to him than this.
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    Courier says AO balls are bigger, heavier and slower this year

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B2stFzwWzo I've not watched enough to really gauge how much of an impact this has made, but I'm still kind of disappointed since I've never felt the AO needed slowing down any further.
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    Any way Rafa doesn't cruise to the final now?

    4th: Lopez 1/4: Ferrer / Verdasco 1/2: Wawrinka / Querrey / Robredo / Isner / Youzhny Can't see any of those troubling him at all really.
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    Kohli out of r3 match with Federer

    Shoulder injury apparently. Fed into the quarters having played what, 7 games?
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    [4] Murray vs Gulbis (Cinci R3)

    It's about to start. Could be good, hopefully Murray doesn't go walkabout mentally again. Ernie looking very manly in the warm up, and with a classic rock montage soundtrack to boot (it just doesn't have the same effect behind Muzza =[ ).
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    Is Federer's minimal schedule hurting his consistency?

    Just a thought. The last few years, people have praised Fed's decision to play a fairly cut back schedule (particularly in contrast to Rafa's hectic one often leading to burnout), presumably with the intent of helping his longevity in the game. Of late though it seems one of the main problems...
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    The "I'm a bit bored of Fed and Rafa's continued domination" thread

    Couple of things to note first: I have tremendous respect for Roger and Rafa and their achievements in the game, it's been fabulous to watch two players with very different games operating at their peak. I'm well aware of Del Potro's (may he heal fast) spectacular USO triumph last year and do...
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    Tsonga out for 2 months with injury

    http://tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=6374&zoneid=25 "Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is expected to be out for two months with a knee injury he suffered during Wimbledon. That means the Frenchman will miss next week's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Spain. Richard Gasquet is also out of...
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    Madrid 2010 [QF]: Almagro vs Melzer

    All the other quarters got their own thread, so why not this one! That and it's in play right now. Nico has been in sparkling form this week, while Melzer has been playing pretty well and getting the job done for once.
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    What really annoys me about Andy Murray

    I can live with the incessantly screeched come ons, I can manage to look at the brashirt for 3 sets without wanting to put my eyes out, and I can handle watching his style of tennis (even if I do find it pretty boring). What really bothers me is his yelps of frustration and awful negative...
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    Tsonga vs Soderling [r3 shanghai]

    About to get under way out on stadium, likely to be a tight match and one that's important for both guys.
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    A big day for YEC hopefuls [Shanghai R3]

    So Round 3 in Shanghai looks set to be a pretty huge day for the remaining YEC hopefuls. Right now the race positions are: 7: Verdasco [out of Shanghai] 8: Gonzalez 9: Soderling 10: Tsonga 11: Davydenko Verdasco had a little lead over the chasing guys, but given his early exit he may well be...
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    Tsonga vs Youzhny :: tokyo final

    Both guys going for a 5th title of their respective careers. Youzhny's played some great tennis and beaten some good opposition to get here. Tsonga's had some tricky moments, but came through his match with Monfils impressively. They'll be starting in a minute or two ^^
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    Tsonga vs Monfils

    All French clash in the second Tokyo semifinal is just getting started. Has the potential to be an exciting encounter. === and of course I awesomely failed with the poll >_< should be 2 and 3 obviously === Monfils has had to fend off 3 bp's in his first service game so far...make that four...
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    Verdasco(10) vs Haas(20) [USO 3rd round]

    Potentially clash of the day, both guys looked good in their second round outings, and if they both play well then there'll be plenty of attractive tennis on display ^^ Verdasco d. Becker (7-5 6-4 7-5 d. Serra (6-3 6-0 6-3) Haas d. Falla (7-5 4-6 7-6 6-2) d. Kendrick (6-4 6-4 7-6) Head to...
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    Tsonga vs Nieminen [USO r2]

    On court at the moment: http://channelsurfing.net/watch-us-open-tennis-channel.php?w=3 2-1* in the first Both guys have started pretty well; Tsonga's constructed a couple of nice points whilst Nieminen has hit two absolutely beautiful backhand winners == needless to say...allez jo =p
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    Monfils[13] vs Chardy [USO 1st round]

    Battle of the french players http://atdhe.net/watch-us-open.php?i=3 Currently in play, Monfils with a break at the start of the first. I guess you can expect some entertaining shotmaking
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    The battle for #4

    So Roddicks victory over Djokovic marks an interesting point in the battle for #4, he's now managed to overhaul Djokovic in points obtained this season. Nole himself is defending quite a few points during the rest of the season, and is quite obviously not playing his best tennis right now...
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    Roddick is the man [hooks up his fans]

    Just read about A-Rod hooking up his fans in Washington. Essentially a fan commented on his twitter that they'd tried to get tickets to see him play on the tuesday, and were rather sad to discover he was going to be playing wednesday instead. Upon hearing about fans having been unlucky with...
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    (Wimb.09 R2) Gonzalez [10] vs Mayer

    Last match up on court 1 today ^^ Probably not of interest to that many people, but I like Mayer and after his 0, 0, and 3 demolition of Hernandez it'll be interesting to see if he can cause Gonzo any problems. Gonzo should win, but Leonardo may sneak a set (and if he serves well he's...
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    Monfils out of wimbledon, Haas gets seeded

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8107628.stm Sucks for Gael, guy seems to be plagued by injury D: Happy for Tommy though, that's good for him, and good for a other few seeds as well who avoid a potentially tricky early opponent == http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8108125.stm...
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    Wimbledon Wildcards

    Men's singles: Alex Bogdanovic (GBR), Grigor Dimitrov (BUL), Daniel Evans (GBR), Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP), Joshua Goodall (GBR) and james Ward (GBR), with two still to be announced. Women's singles: Elena Baltacha (GBR), Alexa Glatch (USA), Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR), Katie O'Brien (GBR)...
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    Tsonga [9] vs Monaco

    Tsonga [9] vs Monaco fourth match on Suzanne Lenglen Probably my pick for most interesting match of the day tomorrow, we've got the big hitting home favourite Tsonga against the seed toppling clay specialist Monaco. In the first round Tsonga knocked out Benneteau in 4 whilst Monaco...
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    Tsonga Tsmash

    This brought a smile to my face yesterday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEQHX66zX38 Perfect way to close out a set, the overhead itself was (almost) Sampras-like
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    Safin [20] vs Ouanna

    Safin [20] vs Ouanna For those Safin fans among us it always seems a good idea to have somewhere to vent those emotions he tends to trigger during a match/tournament/season xD He's playing Josselin Ouanna, a French wildcard, so there's likely to a be a lot of French support on show. Safin...
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    Safin vs Sidorenko [RG: Rnd 1]

    Come Safin fans, let's hop aboard the rollercoaster and make the most of it while we can! The match has just started but I guess I might as well put a poll up ^^
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    Isner has Mono

    http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=6632942 John Isner's French Open is over before it began. Isner, won who a wild card into Roland Garros by capturing the USTA wild card tournament title at the Boca West Country Club last month, has been forced to pull out of the French Open...
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    Monfils returns next week

    Heard this mentioned during commentary today and it's up on the tennis.com ticker Gael Monfils is scheduled to make his return from knee injuries at the 1er Masters Guinot-Mary Cohr exhibition event in Paris next week, indicating that he plans to play the French Open. figured it'd be of...
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