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#31 Сергей Макаров

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:21 AM

Pete Sampras was the king, I loved that guy. Now I don't really follow a specific male competitor but as for the female side, just look at my sig. She's my favourite.



Hey Panda, I think the gal on your sig was beaten by one of our girls.... :P
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#32 Bombastik der Teutone

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:22 AM

I saw that...wondered what the hell was going on (had the TV muted). At first I thought it was a joke.


:lol: people from former yugoslavia,albania and greece are really fanatic. there are allways riots at basketball,handball or football(soccer) games too.
video link? i just have a german source.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:32 AM

I prefer Federer. Nadal comes off as cocky for some reason.


Me 2. Nadal may be a bit better than Federer now at this point in their careers....but it is yet to be seen and he has a ton of work ahead of him if he wants to have a career equal to what Roger has accomplished.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:52 AM

Riots in Melbourne!

After the Game between Djokovic (Serbia) & Delic (American with Bosnian roots) Fans of both Players have thrown Plastic Chairs at each other. One women gots hurt. The "Balkan War" is still in the Heads of those People.

Pretty lousy form by the Serbs from what I saw. They need to hire Bobby Knight if they want to get any distance with those chairs.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:57 AM

Pretty lousy form by the Serbs from what I saw. They need to hire Bobby Knight if they want to get any distance with those chairs.



may they were to drunken?? :unsure:
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:09 PM

Although they are both great players, I have a hard time getting into tennis these days.

I used to be a big fan back in the Connors, McEnroe & Borg era. I liked the fact that there seemed to be some actual animosity between the players (Although being part of The Borg, Bjorn never let it show ;) ) Tennis in those days even had their own Sean Avery, (no, not McEnroe) a guy named Ilie "Nasty" Nastase.

Players today are just too nice.


These is some acrimony sometimes

Wait till Andy Murray faces Novak (Novak said something about him in the media)

or a Safin match when he gets pissed
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:39 PM

These is some acrimony sometimes

Wait till Andy Murray faces Novak (Novak said something about him in the media)

or a Safin match when he gets pissed


What did Novak say about Murray? He pretty much always complements him.. He called British tennis players spoiled (specifically excluded Murray), and recently said that Murray shouldn't be the favorite ahead of himself (defending champion), federer and nadal (multiple grand slam winners) because he hasn't won a slam yet.
In fact, I always hear that they're good friends

Pretty lousy form by the Serbs from what I saw. They need to hire Bobby Knight if they want to get any distance with those chairs.


The Serbs actually won the chair throwing match 1-0!

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:47 PM

I prefer Federer.

But no one beats Jo-Wilfried TSONGA!
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:57 PM

I love both Federer and Nadal.

They both have great competitive fire and spirit, and I believe they are extremely humble as well, which amazes me. Federer has a touch of class, while Nadal has a touch of, oh, I don't know, young ambitions? Anyways, they both have such different styles too... Federer is so graceful yet astounding, what with the aces and absolutely perfect shots here and there, whereas Nadal... He's just so raw, and pulls out amazing stuff too. Lately I've been rooting for Feds, however, just because people are starting to jump off Federer's bandwagon, and I don't want to believe he's at the end of his prime, and I think I've convinced myself he's not.

I just finished watching his match with Marat Safin. It was pretty easygoing, until the 3rd set. Had to finish that one if a tie break...

Is there an Australian Open thread for general discussion? There should be, the round of 16 is around the corner and the tennis that has already been played has been pretty exciting. Kleybanova beat Ivanovic, one of the Williams sisters is out, and David Ferrer's out too...

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 03:04 PM

My favourite players are James Blake and Andy Roddick. Federer I usually end up cheering for as well. Not a big Nadal fan.

I play tennis a fair deal too, but quit playing competitive when I switched to UBC. Still an awesome work-out. A bunch of sprints over 2-3 hours... awesome for the glutes.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 03:06 PM

roddick is a dramaqueen moron who thinks he's a lot better than he is

at least the previous generations of cocky dramaqueens (nastase, mcenroe) were legtimate, constant threats

roddick has his serve and his celebrity girlfriends and that's about it

federer is amazing, but it's sorta embarrassing to watch him cry his eyes out every time he wins something.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 03:18 PM

roddick has his serve and his celebrity girlfriends and that's about it

I wish I had that.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 06:26 PM

Im a die hard Marat Safin fan. I've been watching him play since 2000 when he beat Sampras in the US Open final to win his first major title.

Still can't believe it was his last Aussie Open :(
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:52 AM

Riots in Melbourne!

After the Game between Djokovic (Serbia) & Delic (American with Bosnian roots) Fans of both Players have thrown Plastic Chairs at each other. One women gots hurt. The "Balkan War" is still in the Heads of those People.

happened two years ago as well. and it's not just tennis tournaments; rugby, football..
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 11:39 PM

Anyone else watching this Federer match (vs Berdych)? I don't know if it's live or I'm watching a replay but it's turning out to be a doozie...Federer down two sets and has just taken the third. Momentum shifting in his favor...should be one helluva finish!

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:22 AM

happened two years ago as well. and it's not just tennis tournaments; rugby, football..


ya, but this is tennis.
itīs something like a "gentlemen" sport.
but a lot of things has changed since the good old 80īs or 90īs.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:36 AM

My favourite players are James Blake and Andy Roddick. Federer I usually end up cheering for as well. Not a big Nadal fan.

I play tennis a fair deal too, but quit playing competitive when I switched to UBC. Still an awesome work-out. A bunch of sprints over 2-3 hours... awesome for the glutes.


Roddick's steamrolling his way through his match right now (he's had a fairly easy draw so far).

Did Blake win his match?...I was watching but missed the end.

And man, this one's highlighting the resilience/brilliance of Federer....he was down and OUT and he's battled back and looks like he might take it. He's showing a lot more emotion than usual in this match...he's having to really work for it and he's pretty pumped up.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:39 AM

OMFG

thank you thank you

Feds up 3-0, serving now...

jeez what a crazy day in tennis... been watching pretty much all day long
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:53 AM

ya, but this is tennis.
itīs something like a "gentlemen" sport.
but a lot of things has changed since the good old 80īs or 90īs.

i don't think this has much to do with the sport itself. they seem to get riled up at the sight of each other
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:53 AM

C'mon Rog...finish him off.

EDIT: Damn, getting ahead of himself.

Edited by debluvscanucks, 25 January 2009 - 12:54 AM.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:55 AM

YESSSSSSSS!!!

Wow, nicely done Federer.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:57 AM

WINNNNNNNNN

JAAAAAA ROGGGERRR

Thank you Berdych!! Good match... Pushed all the right buttons, and then Roger found his way.

Wow 3.5 hours... And exactly how long was the Gasquet/Gonzalez match? I can't remember, but that was frickin' waaay drawn out...
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:58 AM

WINNNNNNNNN

JAAAAAA ROGGGERRR

Thank you Berdych!! Good match... Pushed all the right buttons, and then Roger found his way.

Wow 3.5 hours... And exactly how long was the Gasquet/Gonzalez match? I can't remember, but that was frickin' waaay drawn out...


I love this about tennis....you're NEVER out and if someone leaves the door ajar, you can sneak back in and steal the match.

An awesome one tonight.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:08 AM

It's certainly not fun to watch Federer cold... One of my friends says his face seems permanently frozen to look like he's always chewing the most sour lemons on the planet, and I disagree, but man when he's troubled, that's kind of what I think of.

I'm so happy he got through that. He was in a really dangerous spot, in contrast to Nadal and Roddick who really had full control of their respective matches.

That Gasquet/Gonzalez match was too long... Haha. I was rootin' for Gasquet, and the crowd was kind of getting on my nerves. Going 'toe-to-toe'... But I was amazed at how close the stats were, but Gonzalez had the edge. The quality of play wasn't top-notch though, what with the 'injuries' and all the unforced errors and stuff.

Still, entertaining none-the-less.


I didn't watch the Jankovic match, but I was pretty surprised to hear she lost. :s
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:25 AM

My lady lost. :(
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:56 AM

My lady lost. :(


Mine is still going, I just don't want Serena to win

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:10 AM

Mine is still going, I just don't want Serena to win

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:15 AM

Federer is on the decline of his amazing career. I think he will never be #1 ranked in the world again.
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:41 AM

^

I'll keep hoping.

Tennis is on at 12:30am on TSN tonight... Don't think I'll watch it, what with school and all. If only I could stay at home and watch tennis all day.

What a crummy time to lose TSN2 too, dang it... They had a lot of coverage too.

Djokovic moved on after beating Baghdatis. The tourney progresses...
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 01:01 AM

Federer is on the decline of his amazing career. I think he will never be #1 ranked in the world again.

I wouldn't say that's fair. He's a more technical player then athletic. He just needs to get his mental edge back.
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