Djokovic Tries To Keep Pace With Federer At US Open; Roddick Resumes Final Event
by Staff | September 2nd, 2012
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On a warm day in New York, Roger Federer won his eighth straight match yesterday dispatching Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the fourth round at the US Open. Afterward, the top seed revealed he was having nasal issues.

“I have a little bit of a blocked nose, but not bad,” Federer said after reaching his 34th straight Slam fourth round. “No, today honestly wasn’t hot at all for me. Bit of a breeze. It almost cools you down a bit. I know when you’re sitting there, it feels even warmer. For me anyway it was no problem. I enjoyed it. Had a great time out there. I was happy with my performance today.”

Next for the 5-time US Open champion is Mardy Fish. The American fish outlasted an ailing Gilles Simon in a four setter that ended after 1am. The Frenchman who had shoulder problems over the summer appeared to have aggravated his leg during the match.

“It’s tough to play someone when they’re not 100 percent because it can affect your concentration out there,” said Fish. “And apart from his serve, he was hitting the ball extremely well out there. It made it difficult out there.”

Fish’s compatriots Sam Querrey, Jack Sock and James Blake were dismissed in four sets by Tomas Berdych, Nicolas Alamgro and Milos Raonic, respectively.

Raonic blasted 29 aces en route to his first US Open fourth round where he’ll meet Andy Murray on Monday. The Scot needed four sets to turn away Feliciano Lopez.

“If I’m serving well, I’m hitting my spots, it’s about making him feel as uncomfortable as possible,” said Raonic of Murray. “If I serve well, that’s sort of what sort of happens. It’s a ripple effect.”

Murray, who lost to Raonic earlier this year in Barcelona, looked ahead to the meeting with the Canadian.

“He’s improved a lot from the back of the court,” Murray said. “He goes for his second serve, as well. He can serve some doubles but also get free points from his second serve, too. It’s a similar kind of match to playing Isner. I would say they have a similar game style.”

After two five set wins, Marin Cilic showed his fitness taking out Kei Nishikori in four and 23-year-old lefty Martin Klizan continued his dream run ending the hopes of Jeremy Chardy.

This afternoon Andy Roddick resumes his final pro tennis event against drama king Fabio Fognini. The Italian Fognini took a set off Roddick at Eastbourne this year and he has a flair for the big stage. Roddick announced his retirement from the sport on Thursday then crushed a hapless Bernard Tomic the following night.

If Roddick wins his 50th career match on Ashe today, Tuesday night he’ll meet the winner of the all Argentine clash between Leonardo Mayer and Juan Martin Del Potro.

Novak Djokovic, who’s lost just seven games, faces Julean Benneteau and former champion Lleyton Hewitt matches up with David Ferrer. Under the lights John Isner tries to win for a fourth time against Philipp Kohlschreiber.

In the women’s draw, Serena Williams gained revenge for her loss to Ekatarina Makarovic at the Australian Open. Serena won the last eight games of the match pounding the Russian 6-4, 6-0.

“Definitely was motivated,” Serena said. “Knowing that I lost, could definitely happen again. Did not want that to happen. So whether I learned something, I don’t know. I really hate watching matches that I lose unless I’m punishing myself. I didn’t punish myself.”

Serena will face surprising Andrea Hlavackova Monday. The Czech upset No. 14 seed Maria Kirilenko to reach her first Grand Slam fourth round.

Other fourth round winners in the women’s draw were Agnieszka Radwanska, Roberta Vinci, Angelique Kerber and Ana Ivanovic who beat Sloane Stephens in a three setter Saturday night.

Three-time champion Kim Clijsters finished off her career yesterday in mixed doubles. The 29-year-old Belgian and partner Bob Bryan fell to the tandem of Bruno Suares and Makarova.

“It’s been an incredible journey,” Clijsters said. “A lot of dreams have come true for me because of tennis. As a little girl I got tennis racquets under the tree and outfits of Steffi Graf and Monica Seles, and I wanted to wear them to bed, I was so excited. So for me to have been able to be a part of women’s tennis, and on top of women’s tennis for so many years… you don’t think about it when you’re in it.

“You’re kind of on automatic pilot. You don’t think about these things.”

Today’s women’s matches include World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, former champions Maria Sharapova and Samantha Stosur who faces rising teen Laura Robson. The 18-year-old Robson is bidding to win her third straight match over a Grand Slam champion.

Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Start Time
1. Men’s Singles – 3rd Round
Julien Benneteau (FRA)[31] v. Novak Djokovic (SRB)[2]
Not Before:1:30 PM
2. Men’s Singles – 3rd Round
Andy Roddick (USA)[20] v. Fabio Fognini (ITA)
This match may be moved.Not Before:3:30 PM

3. Women’s Singles – 4th Round
Victoria Azarenka (BLR)[1] v. Anna Tatishvili (GEO)
Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Start Time
1. Women’s Singles – 4th Round
Maria Sharapova (RUS)[3] v. Nadia Petrova (RUS)[19]
2. Men’s Singles – 3rd Round
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)[19] v. John Isner (USA)[9]

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM Start Time
1. Men’s Singles – 3rd Round
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) v. David Ferrer (ESP)[4]
Not Before:1:00 PM
2. Men’s Singles – 3rd Round
Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)[14] v. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)[18]
3. Women’s Singles – 4th Round
Laura Robson (GBR) v. Samantha Stosur (AUS)[7]


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185 Comments for Djokovic Tries To Keep Pace With Federer At US Open; Roddick Resumes Final Event

Kimmi Says:

Milos and isner, didn’t think were similar but now murray mentioned it, it makes sense. It is always tricky match with big servers.

I didn’t watch the end of fish/Simon. I was afraid fish was starting to play Simon’s game. glad he won.


Dan Martin Says:

http://tennisabides.com/2012/09/02/us-open-day-7-mens-and-womens-picks/

My picks for today’s matches men’s and women’s. I also have a piece up on Federer winning 20+ Grand Slam matches for the 9th consecutive year.


Margot Says:

Come on Nole. Good luck today.
Let’s Go Nole. Let’s Go :)


Kimmi Says:

djokovic looks really sharp, this is his first match i am watching.


xmike Says:

it’s not the 34th time federer reaches a 4th round, but the 44th and it is a(nother) new record; here is a copy of the post i left on the other topic:

“on a different note, federer, by reaching reached his 44th round of last 16 (or 4th round, whatever you prefer) grand slam match, (yes, a minor footnote, compared to all his other records), has just surpassed the 43 of connors and now holds also this record on his own; if he wins his next match, it will be his 38th QF, just 3 away from connors 41 quarters;

GS wise, it’s one of only 3 records he still has left to beat (the others are most participations: currently 54, santoro has 70 and consecutive participations: currently 52, ferreira has 56).

ALL the other GS records, including number of points, games, and sets won are already his so every time he wins a match he is just adding to his own records”


xmike Says:

ooops, my mistake, 34th STRAIGHT 4th round is correct, but it’s also 44 in total, and both are records.

there are so many now that it’s though to keep up :/


Daniel Says:

xmike,

What about the individual match won per Slam? I know he holds the record in AO, RG, BUt Nadal will probably passed that, but not sure on Wimby and US OPen, think he has to play a few more to hold the most matches won in this 2 Slams.

Djoko, technically wise is flawless, watching him play is tennis lesson, specially since he doesn’t run away so much from his backhand, giving a lesson on positioning to hit both wings. Today he is really going for the shots, and his DTL are amazing and effortless


jane Says:

Numbers-wise F-Lo must have played one of the best matches of his life against Murray yesterday: he hit 18 aces and 68 winners. I missed it unfortunately but glad Andy came through.

So far Nole’s doing well enough. Hopefully he can finish in straight sets again.


jane Says:

Nole played awesome today! I wasn’t sure what to expect in today’s match as Julien has had some great matches at the slams, and on all surfaces. Nole faced no break points, 13 aces, 41 winners to 12 UEs. Nice. :) Love the blue outfit.

Also – I am sure I saw Jelena in his box no?


jane Says:

Roddick vs. The Strutter coming up. But Hewitt/Ferrer is a good match thus far – the first set tiebreak was fab. Also, Delpo playing. Too much going on!


Brando Says:

POOR NOLE- still struggling past non- top 8 players.

NOT.

LOL, the guy hasn’t lost to ANYONE outside the top 8 in over 10 months!

Most of the time he just plain crushes them.

Simply put, on outdoor hardcourts the guy is similar to rafa on clay- ONLY a few can give him a match atm.

In this tourny, it goes fed, muzza and delpo- THATS IT!

Delpo has NEVER beat him on outside hard court, and i very much doubt he will here either.

So nole is pretty much assured of being in the finals- the ONLY stage where he could meet someone who can challenge him- fed or muzza.

Life should be pretty much smooth sailing for nole until the final, for sure, imo!


El Flaco Says:

This is also best of 5 which will make it even harder for Delpo. Djoko is definitely the favorite in my opinion. Federer has to get through Fish who is playing like a top 10 player again, Berdych who has finally found his groove, Murray and then Djokovic. That is one of the most difficult slam draws for Federer in a long time and at 31 I don’t see it happening.


dari Says:

I think the fed is the one who needs to keep up with noval- nole looks FANTASTIC!


dari Says:

Mardy did not play like top 10 last night, El Flaco!


Brando Says:

on outdoor hardcourts, IMHO, nole is in a class of his own.

On top form, fed is the ONLY ONE who’s best performance can match or beat him.

the rest: nole’s best> everyone else’s best on outdoor HC.

that simple really. Add in the best of 5 format and it makes it even more difficult for the likes of delpo to beat him.

Then a GS final scenario, it makes it even more difficult for someone like muzza to deal with him.

IMHO, unless fed meets him in the final- and more importantly is fresh for it- then nole has got this title in the bag!

its that simple, IMHO, as he is WAY AHEAD of the field on outdoor hardcourts, in a best of 5 format!


jane Says:

Roddick/Fognini have played only once, at Eastbourne this year: Roddick won 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.


jane Says:

Brando your confidence is great! For me, Delpo is a daunting possible QF opponent, being a former champion here, but they both have to get there first – am thinking Delpo will get through today to meet Roddick (he’s 3-1 in that match up), and Nole will face Wawa or Dolgo.


Kimmi Says:

I left an hour after the start of hewitt/ferrer and they are still at it.

Nole look scary to crash benneteau like that, benneteau who almost beat federer at wimbledon. just WOW!!


Kimmi Says:

cheering for delpo today, hope he wins with no drama.


Brando Says:

@Jane:

I rate your guy very highly, and on outdoor hardcourt, IMHO, ONLY fed at his best can match or beat your guy at his best.

He’s that good- and his performance on outdoor hardcourt since january 2011 pretty much back it up.

True delpo is tough- and EASILY the toughest possible qtr final opponent out of everyone IMHO.

However, i think nole is just the better player than delpo on outdoor HC.

Should they meet ( i expect them too) i imagine a nole win, most likely in 3, at worst in 4.

Have nole in the final in my bracket- and i am very comfortable with that decision. :-)

P.S: out of curiosity, seeing as your a canadian and a film fan, have you ever visited the world famous Toronto International Film Festival? As the line up this year is just outstanding IMHO. you guys are lucky with that lineup of films!


Kimmi Says:

roddick brought fornini right back in this match, now a dog fight to win the first set.


xmike Says:

to Daniel

federer match wins in individual slams

AO: federer is first 63 and counting, edberg 2nd with 56, closest active players: nadal has 35, djokociv 32

RG: vilas is 1st with 56, fed has 54 and counting, lendl 3rd with 53, nadal has 52, if he reaches the final in 2013 he will have the lead (at least for a year) even if nadal wins the title

WM: connors leads with 84, becker 2nd with 71, federer 3rd with 66 and counting, closest active player is hewitt with 39, hard to catch connors but doable if he plays another 3 to 5 years at this level

US: connors leads with a ridiculous 98 mtach wins, fed is 6th with 61 (+3 in 2012), closest active players are hewitt 41(+2) and rodiick with 40 (+2), almost impossible to catch connors unless he plays until his 40s probably….:)

source: http://www.tennis28.com/slams/matchwins_slam.html

anyone interested in stats should check out the tennis28 site, you can loose yourself there for weeks !


jane Says:

Brando, I lived in Toronto years back and made it to the Film Festival a couple of times during that period (saw Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs at the TIFF), but it’s grown exponentially since then. The line ups in recent years have indeed been amazing. Have also been to the Film Festival (VIFF) on the west coast a few times now. Thanks for your nice words about Nole.

Hope Rafa is on the mend. Looks like he may not be back this year based on the newest report, but maybe that’s not a bad thing? Best that he is fully well before coming back. Something tells me he’ll be on fire next year.


jane Says:

Sweet reaction from Ferrer. :)


Kimmi Says:

delpo got broken, he then break right back. He is about to be broken again. this is not an easy match for him.


Addicted Says:

Hewitt just ran out of gas. I think if he had taken one of the many set points he had in the first set he could have won in straight sets. Otherwise the moment he had to play a 4th set he did not stand a chance.


noogie Says:

Sorry to burst your bubble Jane but Nadal alias Kneely Hoffa won’t be on fire. Most probably his steroids burning him


Kimmi Says:

delpo wins the second set. he was really struggling at the tail end. great comeback :)


jane Says:

Kimmi are you watching a stream? ESPN has been showing Roddick’s match not Delpo’s, except for the last point of the second set. I always thought Florian Mayer was the more difficult Mayer, but Leonardo seems to be doing well this USO.


Kimmi Says:

yes, I have the stream on. watching two matches at the same time (roddick/fognini) but concentrating on delpo more.


El Mago Says:

It’s quite clear, the USopen is between federer/djokovic to lose. like it has been since 2007.

07&08, federer won it. 09, he LOST it to delpo. 10, djokovic lost it to nadal. if he even had a hundredth of the sense he has now, he would have whupped nadal bad in that final. unfortunately, his grey matter was still undercooked. in 2011, he whipped nadal, like he always should on an outdoor hardcourt.

if djokovic had a psychotic uncle like rafa and a lot of tennis players, he would never lose to rafa in an hardcourt slam. nadal has absolutely nothing to hurt nole with. unfortunately, nole is not one of those where a parent/uncle slavishly drives the kid to work [google how chinese athletes were forced to train for olympics].

the big question will be how efficiently can federer beat murray. if federer’s game is missing like in the olympics, murray might drain federer and maybe even beat him. if federer can thrash murray like he has always done in slams, then the final will be epic like the fedkovic semis last 2 years.

murray WILL not win the USO. take it to the bank. i know a lot of djokovic fans who are rooting for murray to make the finals so he can win the title easy. that should say it all.

and please dont make the stupid argument that murray beat both federer and djokovic at the olympics. if you believe olympics and slams mean the same to federer/djokovic, you might as well write a letter to santa to bring the USO trophy to murray.


El Mago Says:

noogie – dont worry, that is just Jane’s pity post to rafa fans. she buys a lot of goodwill for nole that way, should someone criticise nole. that tells you how cunning/smart – pick your adjective, jane is.


El Mago Says:

more importantly it tells you a lot about what the general rafa fan IQ is.

i will give you a hint. it is very close to zero :)


Brando Says:

@Jane:

No worries re nole, and thanks for the kind words regarding rafa- hope you are right about him. :-)

Lucky you though to catch reservoir dogs when it was released. Toronto is a world class festival- so folks in Canada are very lucky to have such an institution there!

Would love it if something similar in size and quality existed here Britain.


Milos Says:

@jane are you sure you saw Jelena? Then my speculations about Maria are unfounded :( I was already imagining Spanish soap opera stuff “¿Por qué, Maria?” :)


Kimmi Says:

ugh!! delpo is been passive here..he should win this in three. c’mon.


mat4 Says:

Hi!

Hope you are all well and enjoying tennis.


El Mago Says:

I like djokovic as a tennis player, but maria would be a bimbo if she went for the porcupine-haired one.

He’s goofy and funny, but surely nowhere a hunk like haas/feliciano/verdasco or fognini.


mat4 Says:

@El Mago:

Who knows? Maybe he has a specific Slavic charm.


dari Says:

Hi, kimmi. Did delpo have a moment with the trainer a bit ago? Hope he can break here and win yhe match


Kimmi Says:

third match point foe delpo


Kimmi Says:

mayer is serving well on those match point. back to duece.


jane Says:

Yes Milos, it was definitely her in his box – so no soap opera for now. :)

Hey mat4 – hope all is well.

Rafa is a great player and many fans of tennis in general wish him well. I’ve read nice comments about Rafa from fans of all players, Nole, Murray, Fed, etc., all over the internet.


Kimmi Says:

i dint see that dari, i was off the stream for about 10 mminutes. Hope he didnt.

they are back on serve again. mayer is serving well on big points..hope delpo can get it in three.


Kimmi Says:

great pick up delpo.
0-30 dari.
maybe this is it.


Kimmi Says:

three big serves again. not easy this one


Kimmi Says:

tie break..can delpo?


El Mago Says:

@mat4 :

that would be good for novak, but wouldn’t reflect well on maria.

jane : please stop messing with these rafa fans. i know their IQ is zilch, but please stop making fools out of them. it’s entertaining for a while. i prefer your “unequivocal” support for murray act. that hasn’t gotten old yet. i like how you have these poor pitiable murray fans eating out of your hand.

go murray! let’s make the final so nole can get his 6th slam easily. *WINK* murray fans!


Kimmi Says:

delpo challenged his own serve after mayer hit a return winner lol. he was right, his serve was out. but he loses the point anyways..


Kimmi Says:

great serving from mayer


El Mago Says:

super delpo! no one can accuse him of being stupid!

mr. smarty pants!


Kimmi Says:

ugh!! 9-9


dari Says:

Yeah, kimmi I just read on twitter he had a quick check on the knee, but he seems to be moving.great.
This tiebreak, and Andy losing that set is killing me!


Kimmi Says:

ah, match point on his serve. here here delpo.


Kimmi Says:

and he does. tough one. congrats delpo.


jane Says:

Leonardo and Fabio both giving tough contests here! But Delpo comes through.

El Mago, Brando’s a fine poster, so are Kimberly, Lulu, alison etc. I see nothing wrong with these Rafa fans’ “IQs”, and lots of fans of all players – see dari’s nice post on Rafa’s thread – wish the best for Rafa.

Murray’s been my second fave for a long time. Why do you think it would be “easy” for Nole were Andy to reach the final and meet him. Look at their AO semi – it was VERY very close. Why wouldn’t it be here if they meet? Andy’s been in a final here, and he won the USO as a junior.


Kimmi Says:

roddick breaks and about to give the break right back


Kimmi Says:

it is going smooth for wawa at the moment. 2 sets up and a break in the third.


jane Says:

Yeah Kimmi, Wawa’s form from Cincy seems to be continuing here. That said, Dolgo’s serve is definitely off today – No Pogo.


El Mago Says:

I believe you Jane. *WINK*. If only they were smarter, they would know they are getting played. Anyway, you have my respect. It is not easy to fool people, even if they are as dumb as you know who.

As for murray being a tough finalist for nole, please dont insult my intelligence. I am not dumb like those murray fans.

Yes! nole would prefer to play federer who has a 3-2 winning record against djokovic at USopen, has had match-points against djokovic in all 5 of their USO matches and has beaten djokovic in all slams + year end championship and has 17slams in 24finals, instead of murray who has such a stellar resume.

Yes Jane, that does make sense. and hey, atleast wink at the murray fans like I do, so they atleast have a fair chance at knowing that they are getting PLAYED!

Yes, murray fans, nole fans want murray in the final, because they think murray is a much tougher opponent than Federer. *WINK*

maybe you guys will believe me when I say we federer fans are so excited for murray to make the French Open final next year instead of rafa, djokovic because he will be such a tougher opponent for federer on clay than rafa/djokovic have ever been! really, I am only wishing so much good for murray!

Please murray, beat rafa and djokovic in all slams so federer and you can play all slam finals from here on. Oh, I am such a genuine murray fan guys, please believe me. please!


the DA Says:

Is this guy for real?


jane Says:

El Mago, Murray and Nole’s AO match this year was close, so was Miami, and then Andy beat Nole at Olympics. They’ve never met at the USO so there’s no history to go on – who knows? Andy’s a different player under Lendl imo. He’s had great results this year at the slams overall.

I am not saying Fed wouldn’t be a more difficult opponent for Nole should they meet – there is history to suggest he would be. He’s a five time champion here, he’s beaten Nole all those times you mentioned and even when Nole beat him here it was obviously VERY close.

But they each have to get to the final first.

I’d like to see Nole/Muzza as it could be my favourite wining his 6th or my second favourite winning his first. If Nole reaches the final, great; if it’s against Fed it could be a cracker and it would be very tough for Nole to win as always when they play. It’s never easy.


jane Says:

Murray has a very tough one coming up, so fingers crossed for him versus Raonic – glad it’s a night match as will be able to watch it all.


Kimberly Says:

jane, i wouldn’t stress about anything some of the haters on this site say. They probably have no one to talk to in real life. But what do i know i’m just a low IQ Rafa fan.


jane Says:

The few Murray fans here – margot, racquet, Colin, the DA – are very intelligent judging by their posts. I don’t think you need to insult their intelligence El Mago, just like you insulted Rafa fans’ intelligence too. What for? Because they are all falling for my “cunning”? Sigh and sigh again.

Fognini with a nice gesture after the loss; played a good match too. Roddick clearly feeling the emotion. His team looking very happy too.


jane Says:

Kimberly, thank you; you’re right. And I know your IQ – tennis and otherwise – is miles ahead of most.


Kimmi Says:

congrats to roddick. one more to go.


Kimmi Says:

missed girls matches today. glad we have one coming up :)


Wog boy Says:

dari,

Did you hear what jane said, SHE was in the box. I haven’t seen the match but after I check whar I recorded I will reconfirm to you, though jane is trustworthy person and you can take her word.

Milos and Brando, your theory was wrong, so far. Wishful thinking:)


Wog boy Says:

Hi mat4,

Don’t give any predictions, PLEASE !


jane Says:

Can’t wait for Laura/Sam match Kimmi.


tennisfansince76 Says:

has anybody else noticed that Fognini bears a striking resemblance to a Klingon commander on the original star trek?


the DA Says:

@ jane – don’t fret. He is exhibiting the classic traits of a troll, i.e. provoking posters and then sitting back to enjoy the reactions. There’s always one or two on every messageboard/forum. Best not to feed them, then they’ll starve.


harry Says:

mat4 –
good to see you again.


Huh Says:

Lord save us all from the IQ(IDIOCY QUOTIENT) of El Dumbo and the likes! :O


jane Says:

Laura’s up a break already!

Good advice the DA: will try to heed it.


Kimmi Says:

hmm, laura df to give the first set. not very good from laura in the first set. she is probably having problems with stosur spin.


jane Says:

Yes, and Sam’s serve; she’s not getting a lot of returns in play Kimmi. Good point about spin; maybe explains some of Laura’s “wild” shots.


Humble Rafa Says:

But what do i know i’m just a low IQ Rafa fan.

Kimberly,

No need to worry. All Rafa fans can multiply their IQ by 2. Just the fact that you chose to follow your Humble Highness speaks volumes about your intellectual capacity. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.


Kimmi Says:

too bad. laura is in trouble again


jane Says:

Yep, looks like this is the end of Laura’s run, but it was a good one.


goat galz Says:

Laura is on a run like Oudin had a few years ago. She can beat a couple of old clay court champs like Li and Schiavone but not a seasoned hard courter like Sam Stosur. I suspect Laura will take off her ‘believe’ shoes and go home to playstation. Since Britain ‘bought’ Laura from Oz, Sam will be very happy to shake this pseudo-Brit’s hand.


goat galz Says:

El Mago,
Yeah,I would agree with the word, “cunning” or even “brown nose.”


Kimmi Says:

drama!! she breaks, she needs to hold now


jane Says:

Lots of up and downs / drama for sure Kimmi. Too bad she went down bps immediately, kept having to fight out of holes. Oh well, still a great run for her, and hope she can learn from this experience.


Kimmi Says:

ugh! couldn’t hold. congrats to stosur. she is a tricky player. Was it cibulkova who said “she plays like a man” lol
i agree jane, it was a good run for Laura Robson.


Kimmi Says:

my girl petra on court. i am excited. Podj!!


jane Says:

Is that who you picked for the title Kimmi? She was my next pick after Vika, but she’s been a little erratic lately so wasn’t sure. Bartoli can be troubling: she’s 2-1 over Petra but Petra crushed her in Montreal this summer.


Kimmi Says:

I picked her to the final jane, but serena winning. I didn’t dare to pick anyone against serena.

ah, i didn’t know their H2H, glad petra won in montreal. bartoli said, the way petra played that day was unplayable. hope she can bring that game again.

azarenka on court too.


Kimmi Says:

bad game to get broken, this is what i am used to when watching petra. unpredictability!


jane Says:

Smart picking Kimmi. I think Tennis Vagabond commented he’s not seen Serena this fit in a while, and I have to agree. She’ll probably win, but we’ll see. So far Petra doing well.


Wog boy Says:

Kimmi,

Pojd :)


Kimmi Says:

lol! when am i going to learn wogboy? what starts “j” or “d”.


Kimmi Says:

its errors time now!


Kimmi Says:

bartoli takes 4 straights games. this is worrying.


mat4 Says:

Hi, WB!

Didn’t even manage to read the complete thread thow I noticed a few posts, and didn’t find a decent stream of Novak’s match against JB. Hope to find some highlights on youtube tomorrow.

But I watch a bit of Ferrer-Hewitt, especially that unfortunate first set tie breaker. Ferrer played well, but you can’t not to have the impression that LH was… so unlucky.

Anyway… I am just a bit surprised that Roger and AM landed in the same half. I have a silly theory (almost impossible, I admit, but you never know) that all the results since WB (since the FO?) are fixed, and such a draw fits well in my unreasonable suspicions. Everybody with his piece of cake…

I think to much these days, obviously, it is not good for one’s health. Anyway, will join you next week for more (humorous and friendly) commenting and rooting.

BTW, hope Rafa will return to tennis soon. Miss him. Especially in Roger’s half ;-)


mat4 Says:

… though I noticed…


Kimmi Says:

ok, petra has to regroup very quickly because she is losing very badly.


Kimmi Says:

oh, well! petra losing to bartoli. i cant bear watching it. she can’t put the ball on court. too bad :(


Kimmi Says:

so petra is bageled in the final set. there goes my final pick :( congrats to bartoli.


jane Says:

I am sad for Petra, but I had a feeling about this match; Bartoli has the game to trouble top players. This isn’t her first big upset. Maria is struggling too.


Kimmi Says:

sharapova in a spot of bother!!

the rain could be her rescue


Kimberly Says:

Hope so, hardly watched today, played doubles in the morning went to the beach and singles in the early evening, settled in to watch sharapova and it has been pretty poor from her, misfiring badly


Wog boy Says:

Since I am posting here I was trying to work out percentage of Roger/ Rafa/ Nole/ Andy fans and this is what I think:

Federer 60-65%

Rafa 25-30%

Nole 5-10%

Andy 1-5%

I noticed also that Nole and Andy fans rarely if ever use bad language.
My question is: Is it so hard to put up with us, considering our numbmers and the way we post, and do you want us out of
Tennis-x?


juljo724 Says:

Wog boy,
This site has always claimed it is NOT a fed site. I have been reading and posting, though I didn’t post for over a year until just recently when the Rafa bashing just got so ridiculous. If it is a fed site, no problem, just own up to it.

There are many people here who are knowledgable and fair tennis fans and they are who I like to read their posts. They don’t use selective stats or denigrate another player. They wish all players good luck and wish for a good match.

Sienna & dave, for all your rants about Rafa playing golf, I would hope neither of you ever get hurt in any way in your lives. Then, you might realize that part of rehab is exercise (oops, Rafa is exercising instead of sleeping his days away). As far as golf knowledge, dave sucks. Dave claims golf is worse on the knees, when actually it is harder on the back (the twisting waist motion). That is dave and sienna’s excuse as to that Rafa is faking, since he is playing golf. My uncle happens to be a CURRENT professional golfer (who has a green jacket at that)and I called him and he told me that it is harder on the back than the knees. Sorry dave, but I tend to believe him more than you and your selective stats, since he actually plays the game professionally. He also said that many professional sports players (from any sport) use golf as a way to ease into more rigorous therapy before they go back to their chosen sport full time.


jamie Says:

Federer in the final would be tougher for Djokovic.

Anyone saying Murray would be the tougher finalist for Djokovic is djoking!


Wog boy Says:

juljo724,

Thanks for taking the time to answer my question, I really appreciate it.


Wog boy Says:

jamie,

We (Nole fans) will think about that once Nole is in the final:)


Kimberly Says:

I am a nadal fan and I like Dave’s posts. Sure they are biased, but at least they are intelligent unlike a few others haters who just spew nonsense.


goat galz Says:

I almost want Murray in the final so Novak could beat him. How tempting, the first guy in history to be 0-5 in GS’s.


Brando Says:

@Wog Boy:

‘Federer 60-65%

Rafa 25-30%

Nole 5-10%

Andy 1-5%’

AGREE WITH- 2/3 here seem to be fed fans, hence the majority of the posts are dominated by them!

‘I noticed also that Nole and Andy fans rarely if ever use bad language.’

TRUE- but the thing here is that fed/rafa use such in the stupid, inane fedal arguments. Usually the ‘trols’ seem to use the harshest/ bad language.

‘ Is it so hard to put up with us, considering our numbmers and the way we post, and do you want us out of
Tennis-x?’

ABSOLUTELY NOT- you guys are a breath of fresh air around here. Otherwise it would just be the usual ‘fedal’ back and forth and it would just put of most reasonable posters from here.

The truth is, IMHO, it’s not about who you supoort its ABOUT THE POSTERS THEMSELVES. IF they want to talk tennis- and genuinely love the game- it’s very easy to so in a enjoyable, civil manner.

Thankfully, on most days, it seems to be the majority.

BUT IF a poster wants to talk trash, then it ……. and we can all imagine where that leads to!

So BOTTOMLINE for me is that it’s all about the individual posters- whether they want to add/ contribute to whatever the prevailing topic is or go on a hate trip and trash whoever they dislike.


jamie Says:

@Brando

Nole will win as many outdoor hardcourt slams as Nadal will win RGs. :)


Brando Says:

@Kimberly:

‘I am a nadal fan and I like Dave’s posts. Sure they are biased, but at least they are intelligent unlike a few others haters who just spew nonsense.’

ME TOO- i feel exactly the same on that point.

Dave can be biased against rafa, write a post in a condescending manner towards rafa, choose to belittle him if the oppurtunity arises- HOWEVER what separates him from the inane haters is that he’ll back it with reason, supported by stats and he’ll argue his point.

9 out of 10 i’ll completely disagree with him – BUT AT LEAST he provides an argument for as to why he feels as such on point x,y,z.

Others just reek of HATRED!


Brando Says:

@Jamie:

Is that what your psychic believes or is it your opinion?

LOL- just messing with you, it’s good to see you back. stick around. :-)


jane Says:

Maria is focused but Petrova is playing v.well too. Let’s see what happens now; I kind of thought Maria might get the break back but Petrova’s serve has been firing.

Will they still have the Isner match, even if it starts at 11:00? Or will they wait a day – anyone know?

That’s very true Wog Boy; he has to get to the final first!

jamie, I don’t think anyone even said Murray would be the “easier” opponent. That said, Andy and Nole’s matches are usually tight, and this year Andy’s been in excellent form. So we have to wait and see. We have a greater understanding of the Nole/Fed match up in slams because they’ve met more times in slams than anyone else! They’re 6-5 in slam meetings, nearly half of those being at the USO, having played here for five years in a row. What we’ve never seen is Murray/Nole at the USO.


juljo724 Says:

Kimberly, you are one of the fair fans I mentioned in my earlier post and you do not wish ill will on any player and have always been nice. I had to call out dave on some things he claimed. I haven’t posted in over a year but I finally had had enough of the Rafa bashing and accusations by the haters and haters-in-disguise.

I am a Rafa fan also, which is why I don’t post much on here. I am saddened that he is hurt and wish him well as do many decent people on here. I do not begrudge fed his records at all. fed has his records and rafa has his records also. But as they say, records are meant to be broken! Everyone here basically knows who holds what record, so the constant, repetitive drone of who holds is what gets very boring.

With rafa out, I don’t care who gets in the final, but I do hope for good matches from all in semifinals and the finals.


Wog boy Says:

Brando,

Thanks for your take (answer).


jamie Says:

@Brando

That is what I think.


jamie Says:

Sugarpova got lucky with the rain break.


Wog boy Says:

Petrova was never as fit as she is now. I think this becaming personal, Russian, thing.


jane Says:

Wog boy you could be right! Navratilova said she’s never seen Maria so “Fired up!” How about that lob from Maria, though? That was quite lovely.


Kimmi Says:

lol, sharapova fist pumping on opponent errors


Wog boy Says:

jamie,

Agree, Maria was down and out, almost.


jane Says:

jamie, lol I guess she earned that nickname.


juljo724 Says:

A Murray/Nole final would be very interesting and peak alot of interest. I always thought people underestimated Murray and Nole (until last year). There is a reason that commentators, fans and fellow players alike, always talk about the “top 4″ since they have dominated the sport for years now. To dominate that long takes talent and all 4 have it in droves. Whether you like a player or not, how he plays, etc… you cannot deny that the top 4 have tennis talent.


Kimmi Says:

sharapova probably needed this match to wake her up a little, things were too easy for her…

azarenka is not tested either.


Wog boy Says:

I hope she can serve it out.


jane Says:

Sharapova has to serve it out. Can she?

Kimmi, I checked Azarenka’s record and she’s 6-0 versus Stosur!

juljo, true indeed – these top 4 players have been amazingly consistent for a while (Fed and Nadal even longer). I am not sure if four players have ever held the top spots so consistently? Maybe Mac/Borg/Connors/Lendl.


Wog boy Says:

Petrova hardly gave her a hand, very cold handshake, ah those Russians:)


jane Says:

Maria showed a lot of fight, gotta say – first time in QFs here in a long while. She’s 4-0 over Bartoli but they’ve not played since 2010.


Wog boy Says:

OK, neither Bartoli nor Stosur ever won against Azarenka and Sharapova. SF…….Azarenka vs Sharapova !


jane Says:

They are still playing Isner/Khols – it’s 11:00 pm over there, so this could end at 1:00 or 2:00.


juljo724 Says:

jane, you are another one of the fair posters I alluded to in an earlier post and I always enjoy reading your take on things.

What I enjoy is watching a tennis match and seeing so many different styles of play come into the mix. fed’s style is not my cup of tea, BUT it is still nice to watch him play. Seeing the change in Nole’s play over the last 2 years has been fun and watching Murray grow and win the Gold was great. Whether others have held the top spots like that before, I don’t know, and honestly, that was their time and is not now and most people will agree that tennis is different than it was 20 years ago so it would be hard to compare it.


Wog boy Says:

BTW, Pat Rafter (DC captain) is filthy with Tomic and he said no more tiptoeing around. He is thinking about droping him from next week DC match. He was on TV and didn’t look happy, not at all, when asked about Tomic.


Kimberly Says:

Juljo, like Brando said, a true fan of tennis can appreciate all players and styles of game. I try to do my best and and any anti-fed posts I make are really me sinking low to aggravate some of his totally ridiculous fans here, as I really don’t mind the guy, love his interviews, so articulate.

Sharapova is my favorite female player and Bartoli is my least favorite player male or female so I hope Maria plays a lot better next round,


Kimberly Says:

Azarenka owns stosur. I don’t see that match being competitive unless stosur plays like she did in the final last year. Too many balls are going to come back with pace for her liking, she has the ability to beat Vika but she will have to employ all of her variety and play out of her mind. And still that may not be enough. The way i see it, outside of Williams, Vika is the favorite right now.


Kimberly Says:

Isner looking strong


juljo724 Says:

Or should I say 30 years ago..lol


jane Says:

juljo, hey thanks. Agree about watching Andy win gold; it was exciting because it was at his “home” too. Delpo was a revelation at the Olympics too; it’s interesting because he often plays well when playing for his country, like in DC. You could tell it meant a lot to him. It’s been a fascinating year as well because all these guys have won big titles – Rafa and Fed with 7th clay/grass titles, Muzz with gold (and another in mixed), and Nole with 3rd AO. So while the top guys still dominating a lot, the titles have been more spread out.


jane Says:

Isner looks a bit like Roddick, with this outfit; I think Roddick has worn something like that before. Special K just broke his serve.


juljo724 Says:

Kimberly,
I like Maria too, but I really wished for more out of Melanie Oudin. I thought she would develop more than she has.
I love the different styles of play when I watch a match. I also love seeing a player “choreograph” his shot 4 shots in advance of hitting it. There is so much power in tennis these days and it is awesome to watch. Most people have no idea what a ball hit as hard as the top players hit it, what it looks like coming at them, and what it takes to make that split second reflex choice of what shot to make to win a point. Tennis is very much a mental and very physical game now more than ever.

jane, I will never forget when Delpo won the US Open. I had tears in my eyes, just like I did at Murray’s Wimbledon speech and when Andy received his Gold.

Wins have been more spread out, yes, but I never write anyone off because they have not won a title in awhile. Sometimes, people just have off days, and sometimes another player is just better on that day. We have seen it happen to all top 4 players. That is why they call it sport.


jane Says:

Special K with set 1. For whatever reason, every time I look at him I think of Tin Tin?!


Kimberly Says:

Melanie oudin is too small, IMO. Size does matter, yes you have the occasional Justine henin but they are far and few between. I think 5’8-6′ is the ideal height for these players, smaller and they don’t have enough power, taller and they don’t move as well.


Kimberly Says:

I’m talking female player. Male ideal height is 6’1 to 6’5


Kimberly Says:

I’m talking female player. Male ideal height is 6’1 to 6’5


Wog boy Says:

Good, I fit in that 6’1 to 6’5 though it is bit late for me to start now:)


Alok Says:

El Mago Says:
I believe you Jane. *WINK*. If only they were smarter, they would know they are getting played. Anyway, you have my respect. It is not easy to fool people, even if they are as dumb as you know who.

********
At least someone’s eyes are opened. I only read this site in the past, but one night out of frustration I commented on the sucking up and two-facedness or game playing going one here. Except for a few, who are true to themselves, the majority can’t seem to see the craftiness that’s used to manipulate them. I find it hilarious.


juljo724 Says:

Same here wog boy, but I would also need a few extra parts added and that might slow me down…….LOL (yeah, like that is why I wouldn’t make it as a pro tennis player..LOL)

Clijsters will be missed. She was great to have back in the sport.


jane Says:

I wonder if Special K’s pink wrist band has any special significance? It makes me think of the cancer ribbon but it could be coincidence.


jane Says:

1:30 am in NYC, and the match is just going to a 5th set…


jane Says:

5th latest already in USO “late finishes”.


Kimberly Says:

Isner needs to fond a way through tthis match he has as good of a draw as he is going to get until the semi on a favorable surface for him. It wil be a real missed opportunity if he loses here.


Eric Says:

Or he could bust his racquet during a changeover with no reason, and get a point penalty… definitely looks like he’s finding a way.

No, seriously, if he keeps serving like in game 3, he might be OK. Kohls’ level always drops…


Margot Says:

Happily scrolling down… tumpty…tum… to:
kimberly @4.41 :)
jane @4.43 don’t bother hon. no need
the DA @5.04 most excellent advice and post
huh @5.11 Lol
Wog boy @9.29 funny you should say that, beginning to feel there’s a vendetta against anyone who doesn’t support Fed
Brando @10.15 ^^
juljo724: Welcome


Kimberly Says:

Isner ripping mad


Alok Says:

@Margot, I suppose you love Fed? C’mon, who’re you kidding?


jane Says:

Margot, you are the queen of pithy replies.


Kimberly Says:

Isner needs to break NOW


Wog boy Says:

Isner is fatigued, he is hiting the ball out of frustration. Strange thing is that this not really long match though it is fifth set and 2am.


Kimberly Says:

Nerve wracking night of tennis watching for me, isners chance here


jane Says:

And now 3rd latest finish. The rain delay pushed things out, plus the Ova match going the distance.

Tense moments now.


jane Says:

Just noticed Khols could almost get mistaken for a ball boy – similar outfit/colours.


Eric Says:

SCHREIBER!!


jane Says:

I really thought Isner would win after going up 2 sets to 1. Congrats to Khols – he played very well. His first win over Isner in 3 tries. I wonder if anyone picked Special K to get this far?


Wog boy Says:

Khols had a good share of crowd with him?


Kimberly Says:

Wow, we’ll I like kohls too but sad for isner. Ferrer looking ripe for a semi spot on that section.


jane Says:

So was it then the latest ever finish? Or second latest? Anyhow, am zonked. Night all.


Kimberly Says:

Exhausted and disappointed. The days of non competitive blowouts on Ashe seem to be over to put it mildly. Great night of tennis. Sad for John happy for Kohls.


Wog boy Says:

jane,

Equal latest.
Night


Eric Says:

Sad for my bracket (and John), but yes, so nice to see Kohls finally not underachieving. Maybe he can even beat Tipsa and get another slam QF this year; that’d be something. (I’d say it’s about evens between him and Janko, but Kohls could be exhausted after two 5-setters.) He almost made the semi at Wimbledon, remember, Tsonga had quite the time with him. Anyway, good day of tennis!


Huh Says:

what is crazy here is that some 2-3 month old dumbos posting here have the audacity and the foolishness to challenge 4-5 years old prominent and regular posters like Mrs. Margot, Mrs. Jane, Collin and Polo etc! I mean, C’mon!!!
what is crazy here is that some 2-3 month old dumbos posting here have the audacity and the foolishness to challenge 4-5 years old prominent and regular posters like Mrs. Margot, Mrs. Jane, Collin and Polo etc! I mean, C’mon!!!

And they accuse Mrs. Margot, Mrs.Jane of cunningness, low IQ, dumbness and what not!!! And one of the chief reasons for such accusation is either coz they believe that Muzza can win a slam or coz they(like Mrs Jane) for example thinks that Rafa can come back strong!!

Well, for the newcomers and newcomer trolls here, everything has a history behind it. Even tennis-x n its fans have some history of their own. puzzled??!! ;)

Ok, i’m telling you about it here in this post. Here’s a history why Mrs. Jane talks nice of Rafa and why she has always been a Rafa supporter. Well, before Rafa came into prominence, Safin and Roddick were her fave players but Fed kept beating them real bad in slams. So naturally she wanted someone to come and rein in fed a little bit, which Rafa promptly did, and it’s natural that she developed a deeprooted admiration for nadal. In case you guys fail to understand this, I may remind you that it’s no different than you people hoping for just anyone and everyone to stop Rafa before he meets fed in slams as fed himself was unable to beat nadal anymore in slams! So when delpo beat rafa in USO, when sod beat rafa at FO, when Nole beat rafa last year thrice, didn’t you guys start rooting for them and became their fan(even me!)??? Somethin similar also explains Mrs. Jane’s support for Nadal as he was the only one who could beat fed time and again while her own faves(prior to nole) liek safin and roodick were getting thrashed by fed! Now I hope you get it!

and to call that muzza is an easy rival for nole smacks of ignorance and lack of basic human foresight, observation and critical analysis of the prevailing situation in men’s tennis. fed’s more difficult doesn’t mean muzza’s an easy prey for nole. . Moreover, nothing was ever written in stone! Only a super-idiot will proclaim the victory even before the battle(or tennis match) has started, so much for IQ!!!
Murray can definitely beat anyone only if he starts believing in himself and playing aggressive. even becker, mc enro and sampras are hesitant to write off muzza anytime soon, so who’re these trolls to say that muzza cannot win a slam in his career? I’ll believe it only when i see that muzza cannot win a slam, until then I’m gonna believe real legends like pete, Jmac and becker instead of dimwits and muzza haters.

And coming to the other part, it’s really great to know that since I left, som fantastic and fair posters like kimberly, alison, brando, lulu etc have entered this site. This site is saved from falling to trolls only coz of the old sensible posters like mrs(margot and jane), colin, polo etc., and also due to the presence of people like alison, kimberly, juljo, brando. lulu etc. keep posting folks, it’s enjoyable and insightful unlike the IQ(idiocy quotient) posts from trolls and kids.


Margot Says:

Huh @3.22. Brilliant post. Thank you.


Brando Says:

“Margot, you are the queen of pithy replies.” VERY TRUE. Like the humour in margot’s posts- always fun to read.


Brando Says:

@Huh: thanks and your an excellent fed fan. You support your guy ardently but NEVER do you knock the other players or their fans. Very fair poster, who’s fun to read. :-)


racquet Says:

@Huh – Well said.


Alok Says:

ddisappointed that Isner didn’t go deep at the USO. I think he should have skipped winston-Salem, because he was suffer with a bad backand playing so much could have aggravated it.

It’s also not a good idea for players to play so much before a grand slam.

Perhaps he’ll do better at the 2013 AO.


jane Says:

Huh, thanks. :) I agree with Brando @10:40; you have a unique style that’s all your own.


Alok Says:

@Huh: That was quite a resume you put together on behalf of your friends.

I’ve only been blogging on this blog-site for a couple of months, so I suppose I’m one of the 2-3 month old dumbos you’re talking about? It’s your opinion and you’re entitled to it. However, before posting, I’ve been reading for about 18 months, and am very much aware of a lot of what you mentioned and other happenings as well. I know the women posters you mentioned are two of your faves, and it’s nice of you to defend them, but I don’t think that the new posters, myself included, should be labeled as *dumbos*, but you are entitled to your opinions.

I noticed you claim you are a Fed fan, and am wondering whether you notice the digs shoved at Fed by some posters to build up their man? If yes, aren’t you offended by those comments? I know that I am.

I agreed with ElMago, because a lot of what he mentioned is what frustrates me. The digs and put-downs aimed at Fed are not at all nice, and when other posters do remotely likewise to Murray, .

I notice today, that you are being congratulated for your defense of your friends, which is nice for you, but how do you think some of us, the Fed fans feel, knowing that it’s the same people who nit-pick so muich at Fed? ome of the posters who are all chummy here post on other web-sites and tear down Fed, as was mentioned a few wedjokovic and Nadal, their fans blast back at otherseks ago.


Alok Says:

the above post: “The digs and put-downs aimed at Fed are not at all nice, and when other posters do remotely likewise to Murray,

add in: djokovic and nadaland sharapova.


Huh Says:

Alok,
My history in tennis-x doesn’t back to the last 18 months only. I’ve been connected with this site for more than 3 years now. And if you’ve known much about this site for the last 18 months, you may as well have seen that I’ve not had too much activity on this site for the last one year now. And I wasn’t even addressing Mrs. Margot or Mrs. Jane for the last 1.5 years now, hope you’ve seen it too as it is as clearly true as daylight that I’ve had differences with them even since muzza lost AO 11 meekly to nole and I slammed muzza for his poor performance and even said that that he’s not good to win a slam, over which the differences arose and me and Mrs.Jane and Mrs.Margot haven’t had much of interaction since then between ourselves. But that doesn’t mean I’ve lost respect for them. Ego sometimes kicks in in my case but I don’t hold to my ego for the rest of my life and can come back before reaching the point of no return, not only in case of posters here, but also with people in my real life. So hope you realize that respecting them doesn’t mean we never had differences. In fact, after so many days I even mentioned their names in my post!
And so far as me defending fed is concerned, I’ve to say that as you’re new, you don’t know my history of defending federer. And it’s funny that the recent criticism or childish anti-fed posts rubs you on the wrong side so easily. You must be over-sensitive fed fans then! If as little insult of fed is what irks you up, I don’t know what you and the rest woulda done here 2-3 years back when the attacks on fed were outrightly outrageous, intolerable, disgusting and most vitriolic, you can’t even imagine what fed fans have gone thorugh here to defend fed here! Now it’s mostly fed fans and a few anti-feds and so it’s easy to subdue them, but then the situation here was there was an army of sickeningly disrespectful anti-federer fans who never had enough of pointing out the flaws in fed and even blasting him in most unjust and callous manner and mocking at fed! Then I’ve taken them on! The fights with nadal fans like mem, tennisbebe, Nadal Is GOAT, No GOAT were downright BITTER, INSULTING, DIRESPECTFUL, UNMINDFUL And DISGUSTINGLY VITRIOLIC to say the least. And even with non-fed non-rafa fans like blah, voicemale etc. I’ve had some heated arguments. Even a fed fan called skorocel who time and again brought up fed’s bad record vs rafa as a flaw in fed’s resume was badly criticized and chastened by me. last but not the least was the fight between me and cindy brady. But that’s history.
It was around 2009 FO that the DOGFIGHTS involving fedfans like me, skeezer, polo were taking place with fed-mocking rafans. And the recent fight between the fedfans and so-called antirafans is at best a cock-fight in comparison to our BAD-BLOOD DOGFIGHTS, just to defend fed! And fed didn’t have even his 13th and 14th slam at that tme to make our life any easy then, unlike now when fed has 17 slams and a cartload of other records. You’d never know how I’ve defended Fed, nor would ever reaise it.
But time has run a lot ahead since then. Fed has won many more, those old posts have stopped coming here in the wake of nadal having fallen so much behind fed within this time. And I was also only 20 then, now 22. So I’ve also matured. I have started realizing that I’ve a life beyond tennis. I cannot go 24*7 defending Fed especially when fed’s record is so much towering now. But still I post my comments when I think people need to be reminded about fed’s supremacy, e.g. my post when people here started talking as if nole has fed’s no. in AO courts. I defended Fed there as I deemed it necessary there.

And I defended Mrs. Jane, Mrs. Margot and other posts from the nonsensical attacks of some idiotic posters which were so downright disrespectful! What exactly she did to anybody including you to call her two-faced or low IQ or cunning?? Is it so difficult for others to get that it’s possible someone can like nole, muzza and rafa at the same time??? I mean, I may have indulged in fights in past but I at least didn’t stoop low enough to consider myself as the only judge and fair poster, unlike some of your fave posters here. And as you or sienna haven’t called me names, my previous post wasn’t directed at you nor I intend to call everyone dumbos. I don’t start a fight unless provoked. And one dumbo started the fight here by calling me wolf in sheep’s clothing. Don’t blame me for what ensued afterwards!

And I sure hope you’re good enough to understand that it’s different to claim as the fan of some player than being a fan of that player actually. AND I AM A FED FAN. No matter what else you or anyone thinks. It’s immaterial to me. For sure one shouldn’t be so naïve as to think that being fedfan means doing character assassination of fed’s rivals all day long. HOPE I AM CLEAR.


Alok Says:

@Huh, thanks for the reply, but I see things differently, and am not impressionable as you are Neither, does that make me a 2-3 month old dumbo. You should have read the comments here a couple of weeks ago about the derogatory comments on Fed on another site.I will say no fuirther, because I do not like your name-calling.


Margot Says:

@Huh,2.53pm
Honey, I really can’t remember what you said about Andy at the time, or my response. Can’t believe I was mad with you, more like sad with Andy. All I remember of that time is you telling us about being in your room blogging and watching tennis while your parents thought you were studying and me teasing you about it. :)
Anyway, I, unlike some on here, don’t bear grudges. Yesterday is gone, today is a new day and it’s great to see you back. I’ve always loved your unqualified, enthusiastic support for Fed btw :)


Huh Says:

Thanks Dear Mrs. Margot for your kind words. :)

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