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#1741 Buddhas Hand

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:11 AM

^ yup, totally agree.

Ugh was totally pulling for Li Na in this one, especially after the crap Vika pulled in the semi final. The crowd was pro-Li Na too. They really were backing her. And she played fantastic. If she can keep it up she'll be a legit threat up there at the top again.


I was cheering for Li Na to, it was a shame she rolled her ankle.

The joker is 2 sets to 1 up and has a 2 breaks in the fourth.

There was no break of serve until the third set .
Murray let a feather , and the crowd get to him in the second set tiebreaker, and he went downhill after that.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

Always great to see Murray lose..Djokovic was definitely tight during the first two sets, but as soon as he won the second it was all him. He won 9 out of the last 11 games.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:40 AM

Always great to see Murray lose..Djokovic was definitely tight during the first two sets, but as soon as he won the second it was all him. He won 9 out of the last 11 games.


Bitter much?
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

What a match! Djokovic is just a pleasure to watch. His work ethic and desire are second to no one. I wonder if Rafa will ever reach the level he was at last year where he took Novak all the way to 6 hours of play. If not, the pecking order of Djokovic, Murray, Federer looks to give Novak a decided advantage. Rafa has always been Novak's greatest challenge

Congrats Novak on making history!
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

Bitter much?

I have nothing to be bitter about. Murray is annoying on and off the court.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

C'mon Raonic! Get it together! Our Davis Cup hopes live and die with you. Not that we have a shot at winning but it'd be nice to advance past this knockout round.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

What a match for Frank!!!! So proud of him!!
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:15 AM

Great win by Dancevic! Wow!!!
I've never watched him play before but his one-handed backhand was dynamite. Great aggressiveness the entire match. Big statement win from him

Not so much for Raonic. Yeah he won but he didn't play well at all. I'm going to make a bold statement here: Milos Raonic, minus his serve, is not a #15 ranked player. His serve gets him out of trouble...a lot...but the rest of his game is severely lacking. The unforced errors on the forehand side and at the net were just ridiculous today. He has a lot of work to do.

But glad he got the job done. Not surrendering a single break point is pretty impressive. Going 2/17 on his break chances is a little less impressive.

Big 2-0 lead for Canada. Crowd seemed really into it!
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:46 AM

Go canada!
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

So does Spain wish they could've convinced some of their better players to come now?
Garcia-Lopez wasn't even close today against Ranoic, clinching it for Canada.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:50 PM

^ yeah bet no other opponent will make that mistake. Canada isn't a pushover anymore and it's not just Raonic. We present a threat with Dancevic and in the future with Jesse Levine also.

Huge moment for Canada though. Great to see us emerge as a tennis nation. Raonic played well today and it was a fun weekend for all the players I'm sure. The next Davis Cup round (vs. Italy) might also be here in Van which would be exciting!
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

Milos wins! Yay
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

Rafael Nadal won the Brazil Open Sunday, his first title since returning from a seven-month layoff:

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Rafael Nadal beat David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Brazil Open on Sunday, winning his first title since returning from a seven-month layoff to treat his left knee.


Nadal thrust his arms into the air and pumped his fist after Nalbandian sent a shot long to give the Spaniard his second title at the indoor clay-court tournament. The Spaniard also won the event in 2005.


It was Nadal's 51st singles title, and first since winning the French Open for the seventh time last June.


Nadal struggled to find a rhythm in the beginning but was still able to break Nalbandian's serve twice to take the first set, then rallied from 3-0 down in the second to win six straight games and close out and match in 1 hour, 18 minutes at the Ibirapuera arena.


Seeking his 12th title, the 93rd-ranked Nalbandian was playing in a final for the first time since he was disqualified for kicking an advertisement board and injuring a line judge at Queen's Club last June. The former world No. 3 hasn't won a title since 2010 in Washington.


Nadal, who was coming off two three-set matches, still looked far from his best and didn't seem to be moving well. The knee appeared to be bothering him again and he left many balls unchallenged throughout the match.


But with the support from the local fans and with former Brazil star striker Ronaldo and mixed martial arts champion Anderson Silva in the crowd, Nadal took control of the match in the second set to secure the victory.


The 26-year-old Nadal, currently ranked fifth, returned to action at the VTR Open in Chile last week, losing the singles and doubles finals.


The final in Brazil was only his eighth singles match since his return. He withdrew from the doubles in Sao Paulo after winning the first match with Nalbandian as his partner. Nadal said he wanted to rest his knee for the singles tournament.


The 11-time Grand Slam champion admitted that the level of the competition in Brazil was not as high as in other tournaments but said that it wasn't bad either, giving him the perfect opportunity to give his knee a good test. The Spaniard will play another clay-court tournament in Mexico in two weeks.


Nadal had won four of his six career matches against Nalbandian, the last one a three-set victory in the quarterfinals of Indian Wells last year. Nalbandian's last victory over Nadal was in 2007 in the final of a Master Series tournament in Paris.


The 31-year-old Argentine made his season debut in singles at the Brazil Open. He was out of action for several months last season because of an abdominal injury.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:33 PM

Rafael Nadal won the Brazil Open Sunday, his first title since returning from a seven-month layoff:

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Rafael Nadal beat David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Brazil Open on Sunday, winning his first title since returning from a seven-month layoff to treat his left knee.


Nadal thrust his arms into the air and pumped his fist after Nalbandian sent a shot long to give the Spaniard his second title at the indoor clay-court tournament. The Spaniard also won the event in 2005.


It was Nadal's 51st singles title, and first since winning the French Open for the seventh time last June.


Nadal struggled to find a rhythm in the beginning but was still able to break Nalbandian's serve twice to take the first set, then rallied from 3-0 down in the second to win six straight games and close out and match in 1 hour, 18 minutes at the Ibirapuera arena.


Seeking his 12th title, the 93rd-ranked Nalbandian was playing in a final for the first time since he was disqualified for kicking an advertisement board and injuring a line judge at Queen's Club last June. The former world No. 3 hasn't won a title since 2010 in Washington.


Nadal, who was coming off two three-set matches, still looked far from his best and didn't seem to be moving well. The knee appeared to be bothering him again and he left many balls unchallenged throughout the match.


But with the support from the local fans and with former Brazil star striker Ronaldo and mixed martial arts champion Anderson Silva in the crowd, Nadal took control of the match in the second set to secure the victory.


The 26-year-old Nadal, currently ranked fifth, returned to action at the VTR Open in Chile last week, losing the singles and doubles finals.


The final in Brazil was only his eighth singles match since his return. He withdrew from the doubles in Sao Paulo after winning the first match with Nalbandian as his partner. Nadal said he wanted to rest his knee for the singles tournament.


The 11-time Grand Slam champion admitted that the level of the competition in Brazil was not as high as in other tournaments but said that it wasn't bad either, giving him the perfect opportunity to give his knee a good test. The Spaniard will play another clay-court tournament in Mexico in two weeks.


Nadal had won four of his six career matches against Nalbandian, the last one a three-set victory in the quarterfinals of Indian Wells last year. Nalbandian's last victory over Nadal was in 2007 in the final of a Master Series tournament in Paris.


The 31-year-old Argentine made his season debut in singles at the Brazil Open. He was out of action for several months last season because of an abdominal injury.


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A good win. Hopefully gets his jets going.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

Will be interesting to see if Rafa is 100% for Roland Garros. Djokovic has made no secret of the fact that his sights are set on winning it this year to complete the career slam - something i truly think he deserves
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

Rebecca Marino is stepping away from tennis again. Also revealed on a conference call today that she has been battling depression for a long time. She seems like one of those people that is unable to tune out the critics. Makes it hard to be a pro athlete.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

ya seems like she can not handle being pro. well it happens not everyone is made for this. best of luck to her
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:16 PM

Rafa beat Federer 6-4 6-2 in Indian Wells QF's today

Fed was broken 3 times in the 2nd set. Wasn't moving very well at all. Looks like he tweaked his back. Hope the sun isn't setting on him just yet. The tour won't be the same without Fed, just as it wasn't the same when Rafa was out.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

Wow, its going to be a guys dream come true final.

Sharapova vs Wozniaki :wub:
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

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Rafa Nadal wins his 600th career match, record 22nd 1000 master series title and 1st hardcourt title since Oct 2010. 46,63,64 over Del Potro
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:54 AM

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Rafa Nadal wins his 600th career match, record 22nd 1000 master series title and 1st hardcourt title since Oct 2010. 46,63,64 over Del Potro


Good for Rafa !!!! Its great to see hes back challenging Roger and Novak.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:11 PM

The men's final of Sony Open (Miami) is looking pretty dull. Rafa and Roger didn't enter this tourney, and Djokovic was upset in the 4th round. So the final will be Ferrer vs Murray...yawn...

But Serena won the women's final today against Sharapova. Lost the first set but then stormed back to win the next 2. It was amazing tennis. Won the final set 6-0 against the world #2. She is so dominant when she's on her game.
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:24 AM

Come on Andy, win today and its #2 in the world
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It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:39 AM

scrappy match.....but a win is a win is a win......congratulations Andy, world number 2, Scotland is very very proud of you
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It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:43 AM

Wow what an ending. Ferrer stopped the play at Championship point to challenge, and Murray's shot fell in by just a few cm's. That was as close as Ferrer would get. Andy dominated the tiebreak and won the match.

Felt real bad for Ferrer. In any other era he'd be world #1 and he'd have won at least a few slams. Just his luck that his time in tennis has coincided with the big 4.

Good for Murray though. Back up to world #2
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

Was a great win by Murray . Glad to see hes back on his game !!!! And you are right. Ferrer is the little engine that could, but has to hope the other 4 get upset or injured to win a slam.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:09 AM

Brilliant Andy! Great result. No 2 again.

Few people realise how hard it is for a player born and raised in such a cold climate as Scotland to triumph against players like Ferrer, Nadal etc in 40 degrees of heat and humidity. We don't even get the weather they get in the South of England.

Luckily Andy spent some time in Spain as a youth and tried to acclimatise to the kind of temperatures which dominate the big tennis events. However it is never going to be the same for a Scot and it speaks volumes for the boy's tenacity that he continues to win in such gruelling conditions.

It has killed off our fine soccer teams in the past trying to play in World cups in the searing heat but Andy has taken every opportunity he could to prepare himself for a career in top tennis. The man is a phenomenon.
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

Anybody else watching the Canada vs Italy Davis Cup tie?
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:49 PM

Wow, that was an epic win....15-13 in the 5th and about 4.5 hours later.

Here's to Milos closing it out tomorrow!
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