Fed secured the #2 seed for Wimbledon

Who’s the number 2 seed?

  • Fedr

    Votes: 32 61.5%
  • Fe-dr

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • fEdEr

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • F E D R

    Votes: 14 26.9%
  • Lord Fedr

    Votes: 4 7.7%

  • Total voters
    52
You said physically strained. We weren't talking about form. I mentioned the hour on court and the breadstick in relation to that. Trying to see how you think he looked strained.
his movement was poor like he was suffering some and he was groaning alot. shows me his body was breaking down, but think what you want.
 
When they close the roof of the stadium where tennis is played is that indoor tennis or it remains outdoor tennis? So confusing!



James Blake called. He wants royalties for the use of that phrase from you.

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you Tennis Vegeta fanboys have a very hard time with definitions, don't you.

they are outdoor tournaments!

therefore they should be played w/o the roof if it is not raining!

Wimbledon agrees, and abolished the stupid rule that allowed your guy to demand that the roof be closed while it was bright and sunny outside!

I'm not explaining this again.

try logic and reason for once.
 
you Tennis Vegeta fanboys have a very hard time with definitions, don't you.

they are outdoor tournaments!

therefore they should be played w/o the roof if it is not raining!

Wimbledon agrees, and abolished the stupid rule that allowed your guy to demand that the roof be closed while it was bright and sunny outside!

I'm not explaining this again.

try logic and reason for once.
@Tennis_Hands, a Djokovic fanboy ? That’s new.
 
Yeah, nice when you have your own private Challenger level grass ATP 500 for racking up some cheap ATP points isn't it.

Anyway, you can bet your houses now, that they will put Nadal and Djokovic in the same side of the draw. So congrats to another Fed Wimbledon cupcake, i guess.
Stay salty. It's always more entertaining that way.
 
It is only fair to ask for a repeat SF of Nadal vs Djoker with no closed roof this time.
I dont think the roof decided the outcome. Nadal lost mainly since he choked on the big points which had nothing to do with the roof, while Djokovic played them very well. If Djokovic won more handily I could see as everyone knows Nadal struggles with indoor conditions, but in this case he lost since he choked on the big points and Djokovic did not.
 
sooooo much salt lololol

here I am, a fedfans, pretty much resigned to the fact that Ned & Joe will catch up. But all of their fans are f r e a k i n g out about Fedr getting the #2 seed as if it's the end of the world!
 
It is more complicated than that: the purpose is to ensure as many favourable matchups as possible while guaranteeing the best chances for more records. The first means whatever tasty match between the big 3 (which means that that match can be different on different surfaces and with different form), while the second that any most dangerous players should be removed from contention. That is why Thiem got the draw he got at RG: he was the main danger to prevent Nadal from winning more. The Fed-Nadal semi was just a bonus as Fed wasn't supposed to even be there, and Djokovic-Thiem grindfest fell right where it was supposed to: longish match (which nowadays passes for epic) the winner of which was sufficiently weakened for the final.

The difficulty here is to determine where does the biggest danger for upset of the order comes from and who should the favourite be at Wimbledon this year? I have no doubt that the organisers would love to see another Federer Nadal final, but with Federer being that old, and Nadal prone to upsets what to do? Also, who is a bigger threat right now FAA or Tsitsipas or maybe Zverev? Until Del Po got injured I would have said that he was the main favourite to be pitched against that threat. Now the cards are mixed again.

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I honestly don't think they are sophisticated/smart enough to be so calculating. Just think they want to sell tickets.
 
It is more complicated than that: the purpose is to ensure as many favourable matchups as possible while guaranteeing the best chances for more records. The first means whatever tasty match between the big 3 (which means that that match can be different on different surfaces and with different form), while the second that any most dangerous players should be removed from contention. That is why Thiem got the draw he got at RG: he was the main danger to prevent Nadal from winning more. The Fed-Nadal semi was just a bonus as Fed wasn't supposed to even be there, and Djokovic-Thiem grindfest fell right where it was supposed to: longish match (which nowadays passes for epic) the winner of which was sufficiently weakened for the final.

The difficulty here is to determine where does the biggest danger for upset of the order comes from and who should the favourite be at Wimbledon this year? I have no doubt that the organisers would love to see another Federer Nadal final, but with Federer being that old, and Nadal prone to upsets what to do? Also, who is a bigger threat right now FAA or Tsitsipas or maybe Zverev? Until Del Po got injured I would have said that he was the main favourite to be pitched against that threat. Now the cards are mixed again.

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We also have to factor in what narrative they plan to use to hype the tournament with. Especially if 1 person making the final seems inevitable.

We can go back to the 2015 RG, which I brought up to you before. They put Nadal in Novak's quarter not just because they didn't think Nadal would make the final and they wanted that blockbuster match to actually occur, but because they needed Novak to potentially beat Nadal to set a strong narrative for the entire event. Novak winning or trying to win his 1st RG without beating Nadal would've been anticlimactic. The match-up on the horizon hyped the 1st week and Novak's win hyped the last 2 rounds.

After Novak destroyed Nadal (who was in beyond crap form), guys like Wilander starting hyping the crap out of him. Saying that Novak's level may be the highest we have ever witnessed on clay, etc. Would've been hard to sell that if Nadal lost to someone else.
 
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Great nickname and avatar, man. Hordak was my favorite character.
Hey thanks! Sweet avatar you’ve got too!
Yep, loved Ram-man & Hordak, too. I went back and watched it with my kids the other day; still cracks me up when he snort-laughs, but I’m basically a 5 year old in a 39 year olds body most times.


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Isn't tennis isn't tennis so pathetic that a 38 year old keeps dominating the tour isn't this guy sick a f****** winning when is he going to isn't this guy sick a f****** winning when is he going to retire
 
Off topic, but when dealing with seeding, why does it not help Lopez? The guys has won Queens recently and is in the final today (might win), yet he has to get a wildcard to get in?
I could be wrong, but iirc,

1) WB entries are decided by ATP rankings weeks (6?) before WB start, so Feli needed a WC to get in bc I'm guessing he was ranked well outside top100 a few weeks ago.
2) 'grass formula" ONLY applies to the top32 ranked (thus seeded) players, used to decide their seeding order. It does not apply to ATP#33 or lower.
 
I could be wrong, but iirc,

1) WB entries are decided by ATP rankings weeks (6?) before WB start, so Feli needed a WC to get in bc I'm guessing he was ranked well outside top100 a few weeks ago.
2) 'grass formula" ONLY applies to the top32 ranked (thus seeded) players, used to decide their seeding order. It does not apply to ATP#33 or lower.
Yep, but he got a wildcard anyways.
 
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