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Marathon at Wimbledon

#1  Postby Macdoc » Jul 10, 2017 7:04 pm

Remarkable match on between Nadal and Mueller ....spectacular tennis.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/tennis/40072156

2 -2 in sets...

14-13 in last set....nudging 5 hours ......total ...last set is over 2 hours !!!
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#2  Postby Macdoc » Jul 10, 2017 7:37 pm

Wow.....Mueller wins.....that's good for Federer .

Standing ovation .....Nadal was down 2 sets to zero.
Came back to even it.

Unreal on both parts. :cheers:
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#3  Postby felltoearth » Jul 11, 2017 3:47 am

Wish I saw that one.
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#4  Postby Macdoc » Jul 11, 2017 12:02 pm

Likely available on iPlayer BBC ..some spectacular tennis in that last set ....I only tuned in when I saw the 2-2 sets tie and got pinned to my chair for 2 hours with that monster last set.

Did not expect such a match at this point in the tournament. Good for Federer tho in winning a 19th major.

Djokovic is giving a lesson to Mannarino.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... -8-part-1#

With BBC iPlayer and a VPN the play is available to anyone anywhere.
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#5  Postby Weaver » Jul 11, 2017 12:38 pm

How did they move Greece to Britain?

And how did they have room for a long run on those tiny courts?
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#6  Postby Macdoc » Jul 11, 2017 5:35 pm

Actually over 5 hours of play they do run at least a 1/4 marathon
https://www.si.com/tennis/2015/01/25/da ... alian-open
with some more than 1/3

https://www.si.com/tennis/2015/01/25/da ... alian-open

Given the nature of that "running" - pretty hard on the joints.
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#7  Postby Weaver » Jul 11, 2017 5:39 pm

So it's more like "One Third of a Marathon at Wimbledon - with a bunch of rest breaks. And a ball, because what's sportsball without a ball, amirite?"
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#8  Postby Macdoc » Jul 11, 2017 10:40 pm

As but a marathon is also a time thing not just distance....
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#9  Postby Weaver » Jul 11, 2017 11:00 pm

Macdoc wrote:As but a marathon is also a time thing not just distance....

But only after the distance has been surpassed does the time matter as a discriminator - nobody gives a shit about the guy who collapses right at the 26 mile point.
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#10  Postby Macdoc » Jul 12, 2017 12:31 am

too narrow a def laddie

a long-lasting or difficult task or operation of a specified kind.
"the last leg of an interview marathon that began this summer"


I'm sure both players viewed that as a long lasting and difficult task...without a doubt.

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#11  Postby Weaver » Jul 12, 2017 5:03 am

It was a joke.

Fucking sportsballers and sportsballfans - can't accept any joking about their pet sacred cow.
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#12  Postby zulumoose » Jul 12, 2017 8:04 am

Actually over 5 hours of play they do run at least a 1/4 marathon


You mean just over 10km, in 5 hours? Really?

These are world class athletes, that distance is nothing, you could walk it at a relaxed pace in half that time.
I'm not saying it wasn't a huge effort, it must have been, but the distance comparison is laughable.
As a very average runner, I was disappointed my first full marathon took 4:37.
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#13  Postby Macdoc » Jul 12, 2017 3:25 pm

Yes Weaver we know it was a joke :roll: turn about is fair play ... :whistle:
Maybe you should watch some time :ask: You have a 'Murican in the semi finals for the first time in many years.

zm
...... accelerating and decelerating for a 1/4 marathon distance while exerting a lot of upper body power and flexibility puts them in a very elite category ....it has nothing whatsoever to do with your average runner plodding along for 10,000 meters at a steady pace.
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Another 5 set battle upsets the defending champion Murray today. :what:

Under 3 hours...Murray just collapsed in the last two sets....no marathon this... :coffee:
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#14  Postby Macdoc » Jul 12, 2017 5:14 pm

Damn - Djovitch out with an injury as well as Murray and so far Federer handling Raonic easily tho a little more spark in the 3rd set.

Stars aligning for Federer with the big guns all gone.

And he's done well against Berdich in the last four rounds.. Roger right now has yet to lose a set.
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#15  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jul 12, 2017 5:55 pm

How handy is an injury? For handy Andy just came at the right time.
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#16  Postby tuco » Jul 12, 2017 6:19 pm

Djokovic, Đoković respectively.
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#17  Postby minininja » Jul 12, 2017 6:45 pm

I remember watching on TV (bits of) the longest ever tennis match a few years back. It started as a not particularly important match between two relativity low ranking players. By late afternoon of the second day I think half the world was tuning in, and it didn't finish until the third day. They had to fix the scoreboard in the court because it wasn't designed for numbers that high.
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#18  Postby Macdoc » Jul 12, 2017 7:24 pm

yeah 11 hours or some such - they changed the rules after that to allow tie-breakers except in the later stages of major tournaments.

There is some move afoot for tie breakers in Wimbledon as there are in a couple of other majors.
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#19  Postby zulumoose » Jul 13, 2017 5:50 am

Macdoc wrote:
zm
...... accelerating and decelerating for a 1/4 marathon distance while exerting a lot of upper body power and flexibility puts them in a very elite category ....it has nothing whatsoever to do with your average runner plodding along for 10,000 meters at a steady pace.
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That was exactly my point, talking about the distance in terms of fractions of a marathon as if that added some significance seems ridiculous and inappropriate.
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Re: Marathon at Wimbledon

#20  Postby Macdoc » Jul 13, 2017 5:57 am

Tell that to Weaver - he switched time for distance so I did the calculation :roll:

Meantime - Federer so far has had a stroll in the park. :coffee:
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