2018 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

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Rosstour

G.O.A.T.
Because anything that isn’t far left is “alt right” :rolleyes:

Saying that Marx is more evil than Hitler is a pretty common thing you find on the alt-right and really nowhere else.

With that out of the way...praise the Lord!! Nothing against Rafa but I wanted Fed to have an easy path to the title and I can't ask for much more than this.

The last two mornings have brought extremely good news...
 

Munch

Semi-Pro
With that out of the way...praise the Lord!! Nothing against Rafa but I wanted Fed to have an easy path to the title and I can't ask for much more than this.

Don't think Chung is going to be an easy path. Reckon Chung can really hurt roger. Then again, yeah I guess it'll be easier than a 100% rafa/novak so fair enough.
 

VaporDude95

Banned
Saying that Marx is more evil than Hitler is a pretty common thing you find on the alt-right and really nowhere else.

With that out of the way...praise the Lord!! Nothing against Rafa but I wanted Fed to have an easy path to the title and I can't ask for much more than this.

The last two mornings have brought extremely good news...

Stalin and Mao, who operated off Marxist principals were way worse than hitler

Yeah I’m waiting to see if Fed gets past Berdych. If he does, it should be fairly smooth sailing.
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.
Because anything that isn’t far left is “alt right” :rolleyes:


own it, that's all we ask....Trump doesn't believe in dog whistles, you shouldn't either...or tennis boy, and his strong "Christianity"

my favorite story of last year was how the white nationalists were telling their members to shape up, lose weight, and dress better to make a better impression on America...how great to have a professional tennis player on staff!

maybe he wins the tournament and dedicates his win to Richard Spencer :)
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.
I don't have a problem with Sandgren not sharing my politics. He doesn't have to be woke. The pizzagate conspiracy stuff tho... keep that to yourself man, that's twisted.

a PR guy clearly has already got to him, though answering every uncomfortable question with how strong your Christianity is will fade quickly
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.
Better he thump a bible than wave a confederate flag.

excellent point above about rooting for someone of different political persuasion, Sampras was that for me...but could you see Sampras braying in public about pedophile rings involving politicians he didn't like?....underrated how 'boring' can help you in life

p.s. Nike briefly had a commercial running with Pete and Andre where they went back and forth about their differences, juicing the rivalry

one was...

Andre: I'm a Democrat

Pete: I'm a Republican

they dropped that pretty fast, I'm guessing because they truly didn't want to cause waves in that area...I've looked for it on YT and social media but have never been able to find it
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
Apparently, Grigor Dimitrov is 112th out of the 128 players at this Australian Open based on second serve points won

Sits at only 39%.

That's abysmal.
When you look at Nadal and Cilic's match, it looks like this year's tennis virus. Both had horrible 2nd serve stats.
 

YellowFedBetter

Hall of Fame
Just so you guys know, about 20 of us who got fed up with Fed and this forum have been in a convo that’s reached 45 pages in a week! We’ve been talking about everything from masturbation to Fedal doping!

Btw I’ve now correctly predicted 4 of the last 5 slam winners.

I guess all those UY fans that bitched and moaned non stop about Nadal’s USO draw have been pleased with his draw so far..
 
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Gazelle

G.O.A.T.
Stalin and Mao, who operated off Marxist principals were way worse than hitler.

Maybe, but once you reach a certain level of bad like all these three did it doesn't really matter anymore how bad you are, instant execution being the only cure.



In before people use this logic to say Trump is as bad as the three mentioned above.
 

Rosstour

G.O.A.T.
Don't think Chung is going to be an easy path. Reckon Chung can really hurt roger. Then again, yeah I guess it'll be easier than a 100% rafa/novak so fair enough.

Chung can definitely hurt him and so can Edmund, but no mental blocks exist with either.

Stalin and Mao, who operated off Marxist principals were way worse than hitler

I understand, although as a Jewish guy it's hard for me to agree...
 

Josh Lyman

Hall of Fame
I've liked BMS has a commentator but talking about Federer skipping the French because he knows his body is complete horsecrap. He skips the French bc he knows he can't beat Rafa on clay and he already has his 1 RG for the career slam. If he didn't win in 2009, he wouldn't have skipped it the last couple years.
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.
  1. Stuart Fraser‏Verified account @stu_fraser 1m1 minute ago
    Rafael Nadal's MRI scan in Melbourne this morning shows a "grade 1 injury of his iliopsoas on his right leg". Three week recovery time expected. Still hopes to play in Acapulco.

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  2. Simon Cambers‏ @scambers73 1m1 minute ago
    News from the Nadal camp - Rafa Nadal set to be fit again in three weeks, should be back on Tour as planned in Acapulco, Indian Wells and Miami - MRI showed a "Grade 1 injury of the Illiopsoas" (Inner hip muscle)
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Chung defeats the Pizzagate believe Sandgren in 3 sets.

As a result, the South Korean skyrockets 29 spots to a new career high of #29 in the world!

Next faces either Federer or Berdych!
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Out of curiosity, do people count the Next Gen finals as an actual title?

I mean considering the format and the lack of a draw?

Feels a bit like an exhibition.

I mean if Chung wins this slam i'd feel like calling it his first career title cause the Next Gen Finals just doesn't quite feel like one.

Maybe it's just me.
 

SQA333

Hall of Fame
Out of curiosity, do people count the Next Gen finals as an actual title?

I mean considering the format and the lack of a draw?

Feels a bit like an exhibition.

I mean if Chung wins this slam i'd feel like calling it his first career title cause the Next Gen Finals just doesn't quite feel like one.

Maybe it's just me.

Yep it counts as an official title.

I wonder if he got ranking points from it?
 
WELL DONE AUSTRALIAN OPEN! For letting the player speak on their home language. I remembered when Delpo won USO the interviewer didn't even let Delpo to speak spanish (He did at like last moment).

 

Otacon

Hall of Fame
Time spent on the court

- Cilic (29y) : 17h03

- Federer (36y) : 9h48
- Chung (21y) : 11h55
 
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