Wimbledon discussion thread

Who will win Wimbledon

  • Djokovic

    Votes: 41 21.6%
  • Nadal

    Votes: 48 25.3%
  • Federer

    Votes: 68 35.8%
  • Murray

    Votes: 14 7.4%
  • Tsonga

    Votes: 6 3.2%
  • Del Potro

    Votes: 3 1.6%
  • Berdych

    Votes: 3 1.6%
  • Isner

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • Roddick

    Votes: 5 2.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 0.5%

  • Total voters
    190

Doublebounce

Professional
Lol, Roddick wanting a linesman to be changed after a second incorrect call that is immediately corrected:

"This is the second time he has done this this tiebreak. We need to do something."
it is always interesting to see what kind of excuse roddick can come up with when the score is close against a player he should be beating
 

jesenk

Rookie
Dustin Brown is so lovely to watch on grass. Not just because of his 100% serve and volley either. He doesn't waste time scrutinizing balls, just walks back to the baseline, takes whatever the ball boy gives him, and serves. If all players played this quick, and half of them played with his style, I would rediscover my passion for this sport. (He says, watching 10 hours of Wimbledon a day).
 

Walenty

Professional
Wow, Melzer blew 3 MP against Wawrinka serving for the match, just to have play IMMEDIATELY suspended at 5-4 in the 5th set, deuce. Crazy.
 
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Cormorant

Professional
Cruelly stressful situation for Melzer and Wawa having to go off at *5-4 40-40 in the fifth.

But I've no pity for Roddick facing a Wednesday resumption, with the American in all out Barking Boor mode, belittling ballkids along with his customary rudeness to the officials. I still want him to set his quarter of the draw on fire for the entertainment value, but I think he's earned some suffering along the way.
 

jaggy

Talk Tennis Guru
Cruelly stressful situation for Melzer and Wawa having to go off at *5-4 40-40 in the fifth.

But I've no pity for Roddick facing a Wednesday resumption, with the American in all out Barking Boor mode, belittling ballkids along with his customary rudeness to the officials. I still want him to set his quarter of the draw on fire for the entertainment value, but I think he's earned some suffering along the way.
He has become very tiresome, like to see him retire.
 

kaleidoskope

Professional
Quite OT warning!

I was watching this and was thinking that these two take so much time to play that even their match highlights are too long. 25 minutes! Some people play sets in less than that...
 

InvisibleSoul

Hall of Fame
Cruelly stressful situation for Melzer and Wawa having to go off at *5-4 40-40 in the fifth.
Wawrinka has the worst luck when it comes to getting play suspended when he is just about to lose and having to wait till the next day.

French Open, he was two games from losing at 4-2 in the fifth set when play was suspended.

Now at Wimbledon, he is two points from losing at 5-4 Deuce in the fifth set.
 

underground

G.O.A.T.
so you don't consider a tiebreak close?
Actually he was up 6-1, so no that wasn't close, he pounded an ace down after that so it didn't matter much.

I don't get this: PLAY SUSPENDED when Raonic serving for the match, and Melzer just 2 points away?! Are they stupid or something? Can't they just play ONE more game so that players don't have to come back again? I mean for Raonic it would take him 2 minutes to finish the deal.
 

JeMar

Legend
Hmm, I didn't know about Jamie Baker's health problems. Interesting that both Bakers in the draw are coming back from setbacks.
 

Zildite

Hall of Fame
No vision of the Kohlschreiber/Haas 5 setter? On non-televised court 19? The current and 2011 Halle champs who had wins over Fed and Nadal recently? Whilst Klizan/Chela was on a televised court?
Moar outrage.
 

sbengte

G.O.A.T.
Wawrinka has the worst luck when it comes to getting play suspended when he is just about to lose and having to wait till the next day.

French Open, he was two games from losing at 4-2 in the fifth set when play was suspended.

Now at Wimbledon, he is two points from losing at 5-4 Deuce in the fifth set.
No kidding. I think there was a Davis Cup Tie last year where Wawa led Hewitt 5-3 in the fifth set when play was suspended.
 

sbengte

G.O.A.T.
No vision of the Kohlschreiber/Haas 5 setter? On non-televised court 19? The current and 2011 Halle champs who had wins over Fed and Nadal recently?
The Kohl-Haas R1 match up doesn't look like the work of a random draw to me , especially if you consider the bolded part. But then what can you expect from a tournament that has tried to rig Isner-Mahut three years in a row (with a massive FAIL this year).
So the strategy was to have Kohl-Haas kill each other in the first round so the winner can go down in straights to Nadal or give him a walkover and it has worked perfectly according to the script so far . What is the status of Kohl's injury ?
 

FD3S

Hall of Fame
Lol, Roddick wanting a linesman to be changed after a second incorrect call that is immediately corrected:

"This is the second time he has done this this tiebreak. We need to do something."
I actually don't blame Roddick for this. Corrected or not, if a linesman clearly misses two calls in a TB then he shouldn't get the chance to miss a third.
 

pds999

Hall of Fame
The Kohl-Haas R1 match up doesn't look like the work of a random draw to me , especially if you consider the bolded part. But then what can you expect from a tournament that has tried to rig Isner-Mahut three years in a row (with a massive FAIL this year).
So the strategy was to have Kohl-Haas kill each other in the first round so the winner can go down in straights to Nadal or give him a walkover and it has worked perfectly according to the script so far . What is the status of Kohl's injury ?[/QUOTE]

Kohl is injured?
 
Matches to look forward to today.

Federer-Fognini - Fognini's kinda surprised me on grass since he hasn't played on it since 2010, but Fed looked crazy against another clay guy in Ramos. I see another straight setter.

Djoker-Harrison - Harrison's year is a learning experience. At highest, could get to top 30, and I've said all year that he could still win a lower tier 250 before the year's up, but no way he can win against such a monster like Djokovic. Straight setter with maybe a tiebreak if lucky. Probably some nice shots early though.

Russell-Benneteau - Would LOVE to see Mike Russell get a feather in the cap and get to the third round of Wimby, which would be a nice achievement at his age. Guy is a real hard worker, and a poster child for good fitness.

Janowicz-Gulbis - Interested to see if Gulbis sleepwalks and loses to the qualie(tough one at that, but still) after beating Berdych. He has all the tools to beat anyone, but just has to grow up.

Troicki-Klizan - Two guys that flat irritate me right now. Troicki lazy as hell(and all but admits it), and Klizan blows through the challengers this year when his ranking was high enough to go main draws(3 titles and a finalist), and only two main draw wins(and one was by injury retirement). Kinda interested to see who steps up here.
 

Faster

Hall of Fame
Four breadsticks in a row for Fed now, assuming he serves this out

and he does indeed
 
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SLD76

G.O.A.T.
some of these Fed fhs sound like explosions going off, my word.

also, fognini looking gorgeous as always...oh wait, you werent asking about that mandy? Nevamind.

:D
 

Faster

Hall of Fame
Meanwhile, Arantxa Rus is stepping it up against Stosur after opening with two DFs. Breaks back for 2-2 and holds to love for a 3-2 lead
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
Federer. 4 sets played so far. 4 breadsticks.

Anyone watching the match instead of just following the scores (like I am)?
 
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