Marathon at Wimbledon

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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#21  Postby Macdoc » Jul 14, 2017 9:58 pm

Incredible....no walk in the park with Berdich but Roger still has yet to lose a set
An awful lot of the magic remains despite his age....he certainly is living up to the Greatest Ever again...after a few down years.

I'm riding Sunday but will try and catch the final....( seems it always happens with Wimbledon final ) :(
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#22  Postby felltoearth » Jul 15, 2017 1:58 pm

Macdoc wrote:
I'm riding Sunday but will try and catch the final....( seems it always happens with Wimbledon final ) :(

Yeah, summertime. I'm always around for the Australian Open final. Go figure.
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#23  Postby Matthew Shute » Jul 15, 2017 2:53 pm

Berdych is no slouch, but he was up against an on-form Federer. The hype is real. :)

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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#24  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jul 15, 2017 3:46 pm

Ah Venus has failed. What a shame... (like hell) those two sisters are almost as irritating as Murray.

Nice to see somebody else win and in straight sets. Venus must be injured. Oh she is. Is this going to be the standard excuse?
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#25  Postby Macdoc » Jul 16, 2017 2:22 pm

Roger is dominant so far and we just about had the first retirement due to nervous breakdown. Just wondering if he is going to go the whole tournament without dropping a set :what:

Federer IS demoralizing... 6-3 6-1 for Federer to this point.
All tho accolades and wins an Roger can still cry over a win.

Geez - Alpha male twin girls, twin boys and an astonishing career,,, best ever ?? yup :coffee:
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#26  Postby Macdoc » Jan 16, 2018 11:47 pm

Geez ..fast forward and Federer seems unstoppable. Number 2 in the world, odds on fav for the Australian Open win...would be his sixth..defending his Aus Open win and and 8peat on Wimbleton.

Guy has apparently defeated aging as well 36 going on 37 soonish Very enjoyable to watch.

2017 he lost 5 matches and won 52 !!!!! :what: Unreal.... :coffee:
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The greatest tennis player ever

#27  Postby Macdoc » Jan 28, 2018 12:40 pm

Incredible...4 hours in



There have been 200 Grand Slam finals since the Open era started 50 years ago.

Roger Federer has been in the final of 30 of them and won 20 ......all in his 19 years playing professionally.

How will that ever be topped ??

Tough final tonight against Marin Cilic that went 5 sets but Federer walked away with in the 5th. Just a joy to watch Federer

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thought he was going to make it but the tears finally came.
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#28  Postby jamest » Jan 29, 2018 1:02 am

I've got nothing against the guy, but all of this wealth and prestige [and tears] associated with skills hitting a ball gets on my tits.
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#29  Postby Macdoc » Jan 29, 2018 2:46 am

Too fucking bad. He has a terrific talent and inspires people
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Federer 2020 Olympics?

#30  Postby Macdoc » Jan 30, 2018 4:11 am

Ageless Federer outlasts rivals with 2020 Olympics a possible farewell
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An intriguing scenario is unfolding in the wake of Roger Federer’s sixth Australian Open triumph in which the ageless Swiss arrives at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to join his long-time rivals, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, in a grand farewell to their illustrious careers.

It is not inconceivable the 36-year-old champion, rejuvenated yet again in the twilight of his career by winning his 20th major in a dramatic five-setter against Marin Cilic on Sunday, will continue playing as long as his body can take it – and while his wife, Mirka, is prepared to travel the world with him and their four children.

The one prize that eludes him is an Olympic singles gold medal – and that might be incentive enough for him to qualify for Tokyo by returning to playing Davis Cup for his country – although he is in no shape to join his compatriots in Kazakhstan this weekend.


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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#31  Postby aban57 » Jan 30, 2018 8:49 am

Macdoc wrote:Too fucking bad. He has a terrific talent and inspires people
,,.quit shitting on threads Jamest. You've already left a pile in Met's thread. :nono:


He's also got all the qualities you wish to see in such a talented man : humility, kindness, fairness...

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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#32  Postby Macdoc » Jun 17, 2018 1:46 am

Well I really did not think this would happen


Federer delivered a short backhand past Kyrgios on his first match point to clinch the victory, which will move him back to No. 1 when the new world rankings are released Monday.


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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#33  Postby Cito di Pense » Jun 17, 2018 6:29 am

Compare, for example, with Tiger Woods, who came out gangbusters about the same time Federer did, and also competes in an individual sport. Or Aly Reisman, who's doing pin-shots now.

In 2006, David Foster Wallace wrote an eloquent paean to Federer in the NY Times, but died long before he could see how much foresight he had. It should have kept him alive, but who knew, then?
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#34  Postby Macdoc » Jul 08, 2018 2:01 am

Good analysis of Federers resurgence
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/02/spor ... index.html

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What's more, Federer's opponents know he often raises his level at the moments of greatest intensity, and that must be unnerving.


He has an extra "gear" than he shifts into which is astonishing and then it's often all over, but at times it's not there and he loses by losing intensity during what should be a straight forward match.

Federer is a joy to watch and feels really weird saying that so many years on when most other players would be retired....instead he's Number One in the world and favoured at Wimbleton :what:
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#35  Postby Macdoc » Jul 11, 2018 9:24 pm

As I was saying ....when he sits back .....geez - two sets up!!! then out.

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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#36  Postby Mike_L » Jul 15, 2018 1:23 pm

Final now underway.
Go Anderson! Beat Nerdovic... Djokovic... whatever that twit's name is.
Go SA! :thumbup:
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#37  Postby Mike_L » Jul 15, 2018 3:58 pm

Darn! I knew at the outset that Novichokovic would probably win it. :nono:
Anyway, well done to both players.
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