Marathon at Wimbledon

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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#61  Postby Macdoc » Jan 30, 2020 5:26 pm

Don't think so...I think he truly enjoys the game. He had the jets on the first set and could have, should have won....rare feat to break Djo twice in a set ....but then lose ....ouch.
He had a couple of opportunities in the next two sets ...was not a blow out especially considering we know he's not 100% tho there was little evidence of it.

He's still Number 3 in the world - this is not likely to budge that...I know he'd love to win another Wimbleton....he certainly is not in it for the money.

Dominic Theim looks very capable.....beating Nadal is no easy task. Zverev looks good too....should be interesting tonight.
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#62  Postby Macdoc » Feb 02, 2020 11:20 am

Lively final ....Djok looked an easy winner first set then Thiem took the next two.

:popcorn:

Excellent match...5 sets...cracks showing in the top 3 dominance but the wall remains. :clap:

Djokovic moves to world #1..8 Australian Opens :what:
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#63  Postby Macdoc » Feb 04, 2020 7:15 pm

Good article on how difficult it is for anyone to break into the big three arena

To win a grand slam, you have to win seven matches.

And while that's hard enough in a vacuum, for most men's players trying to be contenders over the past 15 years, at least one, more likely two, and possibly three of those matches will come against a player who will go down in history as one of the greatest we've seen.

As we saw from 26-year-old Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final, it just about takes a miracle to break through in this era.

Will the next champ please stand up?

The perverse career arcs of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic leave us wondering still what kind of up-and-coming player will clear the Big Three's impossibly high bar, writes Richard Hinds.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have now won 52 of the past 60 major men's singles titles, including 13 in a row and counting.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-03/ ... e/11922264
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