WIMBLEDON 2014: Quarters - Finals

Quarterfinals:
Novak Djokovic over Bernard Tomic
Andy Murray over Aleandr Dolgopolov
Roger Federer over Feliciano Lopez
Rafael Nadal over Kei Nishikori


Semifinals:
Novak Djokovic over Andy Murray
Roger Federer over Rafael Nadal


Finals:
Roger Federer over Novak Djokovic



- Place your bets -

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newpball

Legend
Semifinals:
Novak Djokovic over Andy Murray
Roger Federer over Rafael Nadal
The betters seems to agree with you.

Djokovic is at about 75% certain to reach the semis.
Murray is about 55% certain to reach the semis.
Federer is about 55% certain to reach the semis.
Nadal is about 50% certain to reach the semis.

Roger Federer over Novak Djokovic
Here the betters disagree.

Interestingly the probability of Djokovic or Murray reaching the finals is higher than Federer or Nadal reaching the finals. Probability wise Federer is the least likely player to reach the finals.

This all according to the betters.

I think Nadal will not make it to the QFs and Federer will not make it to the semis.

:grin:
 
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agreed

Banned
Old man injured his leg after hitting it on the bed post.
Poor fed had to tell the public about this.
Hope he gets a good score.
 

newpball

Legend
If Nadal makes it to the QF he may win the tournament.
Agreed.

Nadal's already has a slam in his pocket this year and I think his best chance for another one is the US Open. Also a good preparation for the American continent will solidify his year end number one chances.

It is both a strategic and motivational issue, I feel grass is not a priority for Nadal at the moment.

However, and here I agree, if he does make it to the QF the 'winners blood' and 'smell of the trophy' may stir up his motivation and then he might want to go all in.

But for now I'd say he will be out in R16 and quickly on his way to his sailing boat, relaxing while his peers are working up sweat ploughing through to the finals.

:grin:
 
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tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
Why's that?

And while we're at it, you've a problem with the semis …. and the finals?

Just curious why you narrowly commented on the quarters……hmmmm…….I think I know why……smirk
I dont fancy a 33 year old to make 2 huge upsets in this slowed down grass.

As regards Tomic and Dolgo, when was the last time they won 4 matches in a row ?
 

txak47

New User
if rafa can reach SF, then most likely

Semi:
Andy Murray over Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal over Roger Federer

Final:
Rafael Nadal over Andy Murray
 
I dont fancy a 33 year old to make 2 huge upsets in this slowed down grass.

As regards Tomic and Dolgo, when was the last time they won 4 matches in a row ?
Shorter points on grass….and it's not like we're talking about your run-of-the-mill-32-year-old (btw, I saw what you attempted to do).

There's no reason--especially against this "Top 10" group--why Roger Federer couldn't win Wimbledon, 2014.

Looking at his 1st round match, while his opponent was clearly overmatched, the one thing I'd like Fed to employ would be some Laver/Edberg/Sampras in his volleys. Solid as he was serving and groundstroke-wise today, his volleys were not up to par.
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
It would be really interesting to have another Fedal match at W. A good opportunity for Rafa to tie the record at W (the only slam where Fed has ever defeated him). I hope it will happen.
 

RFGOAT1992

Semi-Pro
Shorter points on grass….and it's not like we're talking about your run-of-the-mill-32-year-old (btw, I saw what you attempted to do).

There's no reason--especially against this "Top 10" group--why Roger Federer couldn't win Wimbledon, 2014.

Looking at his 1st round match, while his opponent was clearly overmatched, the one thing I'd like Fed to employ would be someLaver/Edberg/Sampras in his volleys. Solid as he was serving and groundstroke-wise today, his volleys were not up to par.
what do you mean? he was volleying pretty often and his volley winners were pretty high obviously he cant do it every time grass isn't what it used to be
 
what do you mean? he was volleying pretty often and his volley winners were pretty high obviously he cant do it every time grass isn't what it used to be
Relative to what he's capable of and yes, relative to the others I mentioned. Not the end of the world, and just because I didn't give him A+ in volleying for this one particular match doesn't mean that he isn't capable of stepping it up come his next match.

Besides, my overall assessment of his form was "glass-half-FULL" as I graded his serve and groundies as good money.
 

dh003i

Legend
A Federer-Nadal meeting at Wimbledon is a no-lose proposition now for Federer. He's getting older and out of his prime, so a loss doesn't mean much as far as their rivalry, but a win solidifies his superiority over Nadal on grass, even accounting for the matchup issue.

I'd love to see them meet frequently at Wimbledon later in their careers when they're ranked low enough to meet in week 1 when the grass plays more true to tradition.
 
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