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Weeks 26 & 27 - Wimbledon - main draw (grass)


wimdledont wrote:

Eventually, watching men's tennis will consist of watching them practice their serves in rotation; until one or the other passes out through exhaustion, or boredom.

They should introduce a speed limit on service, with a warning for one violation, followed by defaults of a point, a game, and finally the match; followed by a six-month ban.


 

A true worry at one time, but thankfully events have made it very outdated.  I have read so many people say how they have in the last decade "come back " to tennis.

I hated that big serve / little rally period, but in many ways don't mind what now constitutes a little variety with watching how Murray, Djoko and Fed deal with such players. Just I avoid watching such players play each other !  



-- Edited by indiana on Tuesday 7th of July 2015 02:18:13 PM

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Of Pospisil's four singles matches this tournament, three have gone to five sets (vs Millot, Ward and Troicki) and the other went to four (vs Fognini). Then on top of that he played (and ultimately lost) in that 3+ hour match against Jamie and John yesterday.

He must be feeling it.

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I guess it was asking a bit too much of Jamie to have finally lost that doubles in the 5th and have Pospisil ( & Sock ) no doubt back on today for a doubles QF

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TMH wrote:

Of Pospisil's four singles matches this tournament, three have gone to five sets (vs Millot, Ward and Troicki) and the other went to four (vs Fognini). Then on top of that he played (and ultimately lost) in that 3+ hour match against Jamie and John yesterday.


The Standard's had its calculator out - saved me the bother! ( wink ):

Pospisil has spent 19 hours and 11 minutes on court, playing 19 out of a possible maximum of 20 sets in singles and three matches in doubles, two of which also went to five sets.

Murray, by contrast, has clocked up only eight hours and 50 minutes of playing time, leading the Scot to declare that fatigue might become a factor in tomorrow's clash.



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Wow, impressive stats. You can't deny that Pospisil's got great bottle and endurance.

Reminds me of when Robredo came from two sets down in something like 3-4 successive matches at the French (I believe) a couple of years ago.

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Nice and efficient from Muzz today; also by the Fed of course so both should be well rested.
Looking forward to a repeat of the Gold Medal Match :)

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I much prefer Pospisil's game to Raonic's. It might not win as many matches but it's much more interesting to watch.

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Anyone else disappointed with BBC commentators or is it just me? There are some excellent people like Simon Reed from Eurosport exiled out to court 17 whilst main matches are done by the likes of Inverdale. I couldn't believe it that Andy played his last 16 match to Andrew Cotter and John Lloyd. I think that pair also did Roger's match today?

Truly abysmal comments telling us the score with a load of cliches. All done in such a monotonic drawl that tried to make the match sound as boring as possible! I tried writing to them but got the usual ignorant response.

Unfortunately, the way they are going, there will be no sympathy from me when bbc lose Wimbledon to sky or Bt. Not that long ago I would have argued with anyone for days on end that bbc should be allowed to keep the tournament.

Rant over!

Anyway, well done to Andy. Disappointed that Gilles Simon didn't keep Rog occupied for longer today!


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Yup, I think that that Lloyd and Castle are both past their sell-by date. As for Virginia Wade, I find her voice irritating and what she says uninteresting.



-- Edited by Ratty on Thursday 9th of July 2015 04:14:08 AM

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gerry70 wrote:

Anyway, well done to Andy. Disappointed that Gilles Simon didn't keep Rog occupied for longer today!


Well done to Mr Murray. I would have liked to see Mr Simon make more of a go of things, and Mr Gasquet a little less. (Do not think Mr Gasquet can beat Djokovic. Do think that Mr Wawrinka can. But at the rate they're going, neither will be fit to do much!)



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At least Wawrinks is pegged and can't overtake Andy in the rankings any time soon.

Now, it's all in Andy's hands. All he has to do is beat #2 Federer then most probably #1 Djokovic

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Winning ugly at the moment, just hoping he has another gear to go to, because Fed has been the form player of the tournament, and on what we have seen so far, he would take the semi for me.

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Today, I've been telling every who cared to listen that the final would be Andy v Stan the Man. So much for my predictions then.

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For the record:

QF:  (3) Andy Murray WR 3 defeated Vasek Pospisil (CAN) WR 56 by 4, 5 & 4

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SF:  (3) Andy Murray WR 3 vs (2) Roger Federer WR 2 (CH = 1 in February 2002)

A tasty clash, into which Rog goes leading the head-to-head by the odd match in 23.  Rog won all three of their encounters last year, but they were on hard courts & they have not met on grass since that memorable Olympic gold medal match at Wimbledon in August 2012, when Andy took him apart in straight sets, thereby avenging his defeat in four sets in the Wimbledon final a month or so previously &, I can't help feeling, finally getting the monkey off his back, so I have high hopes for Friday afternoon, which I shall be taking off to watch him prove me right...! 



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I wish I didn't feel so intimidated about ever posting in the Andy Murray section of the Andy Murray forum, but I do - a memorable post from AliBlahBlah summed it up

gerry70 wrote:

Anyone else disappointed with BBC commentators or is it just me? 


Luckily for me I grew up listening to Dan Maskell.
Everyone's always going to be a step down from there, so I just tune them all out these days.
I do wish Jonathan Overend still did regular tennis commentary though, as I found him tolerable.
I know the BBC have no friends here, but only vehement and regular detractors on the forum; I still like their tennis production best though. I don't need anything other than the pictures really, without interruption, be that from advertising, expert analysis or other gimmicks (oh boy! have I ever phrased that sentence very particularly; with malice of forethought even).

Anyway, well done Mr. Murray, every match a pleasure and an inspiration. Here's hoping the redoubtable Mr. Federer can be dispatched in a similar fashion in the semi-final.



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