Djokovic Delayed; Federer, Murray Charge Into Wimbledon Quarters
by Staff | July 6th, 2015, 6:41 pm
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In the biggest anti-climax of Monday at Wimbledon, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic’s match against No. 14 Kevin Anderson was suspended after four sets at 6-7(6), 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-4 due to darkness.

Wah-wahhhhhhhhhh.


The action will pick up on Tuesday at 1 p.m. local time.

The eventual winner in the quarterfinals will take on Croatian No. 9 seed Marin Cilic, who defeated American wild card Denis Kudla, who was the last remaining American man in the singles draw, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

No. 2 seed Roger Federer looked in a hurry on Monday, cruising past No. 20 Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.

“I got off to a good start and kept rolling,” said the seven-time Wimbledon champ. “Maybe Roberto wasn’t at his very best. Midway through the second, he hurt himself. Still, he was out there and he was actually still moving okay, so I had to put him away, which I was able to do.”

The Swiss will next meet No. 12 seed Gilles Simon, who upset No. 6 seed Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.

No. 3 seed Andy Murray had Wimbledon fans on their feet while taming the dangerous big-serving No. 23 seed Ivo Karlovic 7-6(7), 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

“I just tried to use some variety throughout the match, to not allow him to be too comfortable,” said Murray. “It worked at a few important moments. I took a little bit off my first serve. I wasn’t serving as hard as usual, to try and not allow him the opportunity to sort of go for huge returns or try to come to net off the second serve return. So I went for a high percentage of first serves. When I was in the rallies, I felt comfortable. It’s a tactical match, but it’s tough. It’s quite stressful to play against him.”

Murray will likely be less stressed going into his quarterfinal against Canadian Vasek Pospisil, who he holds a 3-0 career mark against. The unseeded Pospisil gained the quarters by upsetting No. 22 Viktor Troicki on Monday in five sets 4-6, 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

French Open champion Stan Wawrinka also punched his ticket into the quarters with a 7-6(3), 7-6(7), 6-4 win over No. 16 seed David Goffin. The Swiss in the quarters will meet No. 21 seed Richard Gasquet, who put down the combustible No. 26 seed Nick Kyrgios 7-5, 6-1, 6-7(7), 7-6(6).

The battle of beautiful backhands will be the first meeting on grass between Wawrinka and Gasquet, who have split their four previous career meetings.

Gasquet on Monday turned around last year’s result when he squandered nine match points in a heartbreaking second-round loss to Kyrgios.

“I’m very happy to be back in the quarterfinals,” said Gasquet. “I lost many times in a Grand Slam in a fourth round. It’s very good for me to be here in the quarterfinals. Now we will see what will happens. I am feeling good.”


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107 Comments for Djokovic Delayed; Federer, Murray Charge Into Wimbledon Quarters

Wog Boy Says:

What are Nole’s problems with TBs these days, he goes up one or two mini brakes just to lose them at the end?


skeezer Says:

Fed looking good so far. What’s up with Birdsh!t, was Simon that good today or did Thomas do a walkabout?


Brando Says:

Felt sorry for Goffin. Commendable, hard working professional, with talent and alot of guts. Alot of time people call players fighters but some times you see those players not believing when the scorecard goes south.

But Goffin is a fighter. He was genuinely toughing it out even near the end where many would have thought: this is over and i’ve got no chance.

He soldiered on bravely when it was obvious to all the match was always on Wawrinka’s racquet.

I like him. He reminds of Kei: excellent to have on tour, and if the poor guy was blessed with more height and power he could be a dominant force with the rest of his skill sets. Nonetheless, he is who he is and that’s applaud worthy:

Someone making the most of his ability and in a classy manner.

Props to Stanislas also for patting Goffin and say well done, you fought well.


jatin Says:

This break will obviously favour Anderson as he can now regroup and rest.
But there is no breaker in the last set, so he has to actually break novak’s serve. Although not impossible but a hard task. While novak could very well starts with all guns blazing and beat Anderson.
All in all, novak is a safe bet as of now. But you never know with Anderson.
Lets see how it goes


jalep Says:

Goffin is a respectable world #15. I picked him to get to the 4th round and lose to Stan. Goffin had Zeballos, Broady and an aging Baghdatis out-classed. But the little Belgian is no match for Stanimal.

Gasquet is one of my favorite players to watch – always has been. He cruised past Grigor and got his revenge v Kyrgios. Stan v Gasquet should be a good match, maybe a close one on grass, though I did pick Wawa v Nole semi. Unsure about all that now.

Nole v Anderson. Nole had the momentum and would have won the 5th had they finished. Cilic doesn’t look quite like the same player that won USO yet and has had some long matches: 5 setters v Berankis and Isner – even dropped a set to Kudla. But Cilic could get an opening vs a tired Nole or Anderson then move on to lose v Stan, depending. Wow, Stan winning the channel Slam? Nah, I don’t think he’d beat Murray or Federer at Wimbledon, would he?

Vasek Pospisil – unbelievable he’s made it this far. He barely survived Vincent Millot in 5 sets, then 4 sets to beat Fognini, 5 more sets to get by Ward, and 5 sets to beat Troiki. That’s a lot of hours on the court. Murray in 3, for sure.

Murray will be fresh for the semi-final. But he has been my pick to win this Wimbledon.

I know, Federer looks very good…he could make the final again but, I think Murray stops him this year.

Berdych appeared too nervous, worn out, mentally out matched by Gilou. Simon v Monfils went 5 sets but those French v French team-mate/close friend matches aren’t typically the most competitive…reminds me of Venus v Serena – a sibling match.


jatin Says:

Do you guys know ?
Fed has not been broken for 105 service games, a run that extends all the way back to his first round match Philip kholescriber.
Its simply INCREDIBLE.


jane Says:

a good piece on TV coverage and marketing of tennis by ESPN and other networks:

“ESPN and other networks have so fully committed to the superstar model of tennis coverage that when this wonderful era in the sport’s history runs its course, viewers might brush off tennis for many years. ”

full article here:

http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/espns-wimbledon-coverage-modern-sports-media-marketplace.html


jalep Says:

Very interesting read, thanks, jane.

Good points made by the writer.

Didn’t get to see any of the Pospisil – Troiki match, the one I most wanted to see today.


Jack Lewis Says:

So one side covering only the top players is bad… but when the top players go away the viewers will brush off tennis? Seems contradictory.
What I’ve seen more often than not is that US channels will show more matches involving americans (regardless of their ranking) players than anything else.


Daniel Says:

Wow, Jatin, that Stat is impressive.

Let’s see how he will fare against Simon and later Murray, both players who gave him a lot of trouble in the past and can frustrate him.

I think Fed and Murray will be in semis and will be a well contested match. Don’t expect a washout for either part and Murray can’t afford lapses in concentration. He lost set to sepia, got broken by Karlovic and Hasse had a bunch of 0-30 on his serves. Fed can do better so I still think him will be slight favorite should they meet. But that will depends on quarters. Murray could get an easy match with Pops to put him back on track. And Fed could be embroiled in a long match, or he could blow Simon of court. Put knowing how well Fed is serving and not getting broken since clay, think it will require a masterful performance to stop him this year, only Murray or Djoko can deliver. Maybe knowing this is his “last” shot trigger some inner old vintage form Fed and he is eager to deliver one of his best performances.


jane Says:

jalep, tsn showed pospisil’s two matches in their entirety so that was good.

here’s a good piece from tennis abides on novak vs anderson that you and novak fan’s might appreciate

http://tennisabides.com/2015/07/06/wimbledon-2015-aeltc-officials-fail-a-common-sense-test-in-the-case-of-anderson-vs-djokovic/


jane Says:

jack lewis, i think his point is that they are putting “all their eggs into a few baskets” or something like that. better to promote the sport more generally than the stars, and that way when the stars retire the fans won’t leave.


skeezer Says:

@JL,
And so? What does BBC show or Spanish or any other Euro channel? I would think its expected that if the countrys tv is showing the matches that they favor their countrymen in tv coverage.
@Daniel
Agree match vs Simon. If Fed doesn’t play cat and mouse with Simon and just stick to aggresive tennis he should be fine. Simon is one of the best counter punchers on tour. He cannot play into Simon’s game.


Michael Says:

How did Novak make the match so complicated that there are now lingering doubts about even a upset ?


Michael Says:

If Novak is serving from behind, then he is definitely at a disadvantage. The only thing that can compensate him in such a scenario is if he manages to break pretty much early. Moreover, the postponement of the match due to bad light would have helped Anderson’s cause as the momentum was with Novak. Novak normally needs some time on the court to find his rhythm. And so it appears that there is indeed chance of an upset here. Hope Novak prevails !!


Michael Says:

On Roger, well he would be indeed happy that he is not facing Berdych in the quarters and in his place you have Simon. Ofcourse, Simon is vastly an under rated player and can trouble the very best. He has also kept Roger on his toes in many of their previous encounters and for sure Roger cannot breathe easily.

But this is grass court and that makes a lot of difference to Roger where he can afford to be too aggressive and thereby upset the rhythm of Simon. I think Roger should win comfortably this match in straight sets unless Simon has few tricks up his sleeves and manages to stretch Roger by taking him out of his comfort zone.


Michael Says:

And finally Andy and Wawarinka who are looking great in this tournament. I think Andy is widely tipped as the favourite to win this edition of the title and so far he has been impeccable and at his imperious best. In the likely event of a semi final clash between Andy Vs Roger, I have to go with Andy considering that he has gained pretty much experience over here and has even won once thereby laying the monkey off his back. Roger ofcourse appearing to be in menacing form, but I am not sure whether that would be enough to stop Andy’s jaggernaut ?

Wawarinka is looking more confident today after winning Rolland Garros and if he sets up a semi final clash with Novak, then that would be anybody’s match. Who would have imagined that Wawarinka would turn the new leaf of becoming a Champion stuff at such an advanced age where he is nearly 30. His chances too cannot be set aside.


Toilet Break Says:

Novak will blow up Anderson in the first game itself. Anderson lost it yesterday only.


T Dawg Says:

Men’s tennis is weak. And Nola – the Serbian/New Orleans product is overrated. Murphy’s 2 slams he beat Nola in final – not saying much.

Feddy in 5 over Wawrinka or in 4 vs Cilic or in 3 over Gasket.
Feddy will beat Murphy by being more aggressive and serving better.


jalep Says:

jane,

What Dan Martin writes about Nole v Anderson on tennisabides is absolutely spot on: why? why not do what they did for Monfils v Simon, close the roof, turn on the lights and move the match to center court? Especially, if rain is forecast…why not have completed the 5th set – anticipated it was going past darkness and moved the match? I have to think that is exactly what would have happened if it had been Andy Murray in that situation.


jane Says:

brad gilbert just tweeted about the weather jalep: wind and rain. :/

Brad Gilbert @bgtennisnation 11m11 minutes ago
Going to be high around 74ish with the windiest day @Wimbledon gusting In the low 20′s = tricky day for players

Brad Gilbert @bgtennisnation 16m16 minutes ago
Looks a bit overcast at 619 weatherman say dodgy weather with good chance of rain this morning but clearing in late afternoon…….


jalep Says:

It’s bad luck isn’t it, jane. Their match could be interrupted further for a rain delay; or will they close the roof and move the men’s match so that the winner going into the quarterfinal on Wednesday can have at least some time to rest. Watch them put Anderson or Nole on first thing Wednesday v a rested Cilic. :/


sienna Says:

I agree with Djoker fans. I cant see Murphy match not being played out and moved to center.

but then again..why was #1 seed defending champion not scheduled on center. It was more anticipated then Federer match. With Anderson ranked higher then Agut.

quarter line up who will get center stage or put away on #1?

If again Djoker then the disrespect for him is clear.
I think Djoker gets the match primetime against Cilic. So Murphy or Federer?

Mhh Murphy take lesser court!


Emily Says:

Wimbledon tweeted that they want to keep matches on their original courts and that moving Monfils/Simon was just so all the 3rd round matches would be done by Monday. According to them, that was an exception and since the men get a day off before the quarters, Novak and Kevin could complete their match the next day on their original court.

It seems pretty ridiculous since if they had been on center court, they would’ve used the roof and finished the match. It’s great for Cilic, but if it rains and they still insist they play on court 1, this will look like a big mistake to not move them today.


Margot Says:

Had a fabulous day! The first set of Andy’started match was very exciting, but it’s so different live, there was need to cower beneath the sea at! The 2nd non stressful, in the 3rd his serve went awol briefly and in the 4th he was simply Andy the magician! Some of his shots…especially from bended knees like A.R does were simply amazing!
Gotta say Fed was looking good too but his opposition was totally outclassed and then ricked his ankle. Think Ivo was a lot more of a test tbh.


Margot Says:

Again apologies lol! Tablet has mind of own!


Wog Boy Says:

@jane
@jalep

You said it all, unfortunately his name is No1e and not…


Wog Boy Says:

@Emily

Agree


wilfried Says:

@ Daniel
[Fed could be embroiled in a long match or he could blow Simon off court]
Simon is fit and playing well at the moment, but I doubt he has the grass skills to make it difficult to Fed.
He is imo a less dangerous opponent for Fed than Berdych.


Jock-KatH Says:

Re. Nole v Kevin – the Commentators discussed the carry-forward option versus continue the match on Central as they did for Gael v Simon. I understood the players chose to complete the match the next day – they were offered and seemingly agreed to play after one female match/similar to the Cilic v Isner match conclusion.

Nole came back from 2 sets down – he gets going fast – he’s going to take set five convincingly.


Jock-KatH Says:

Margot – What about those lobs!!!!!!!


madmax Says:

jatin Says:
Do you guys know ?
Fed has not been broken for 105 service games, a run that extends all the way back to his first round match Philip kholescriber.
Its simply INCREDIBLE.

July 6th, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Jatin,

Fed was broken by Groth in previous match, so I believe?


kjb Says:

@madmax Fed has only faced 2 break points in the first 4 rounds and hasn’t been broken since first round at Halle. Groth took a set in a tiebreaker.


Nirmal Kumar Says:

Agree match vs Simon. If Fed doesn’t play cat and mouse with Simon and just stick to aggresive tennis he should be fine.

Skeezer, you are right. But I thought the way Roger is playing now, he would not get into the trap. Agut himself is sort of a counter puncher, but Roger took the game him.


Nirmal Kumar Says:

Bit frustrated with Roger’s play against Agut. Looks like he is peaking too early. I would prefer to reserve this kind of aggressive demolition to the second week, rather than the first week.


sienna Says:

this is second week ? He can still up his game.
TMF is pulling out of this tennisworld. He sets new standards.
Murphy and Djoker are seeing it and they are of the boil. Murphy could easiley lost another set. Just he was handed a try on hawkeye after missing his passing shot.
It was not fairplay that Karlovic needed to make volley and then also should wait for Hawkeye on previous shot.


sienna Says:

but I feel hawkeye is flawed in that aspect. Hawkeye should not be used as a means of weapon by player but by referee.
the only way to do that in fair way is to upgrade Hawkeye system to permanent use.
there must be it company who can make good business case for such an upgrade.


jatin Says:

Don’t worry NK. He will be fine. :)


brando Says:

RAIN DELAY, seems novak is not happy with situation:Heavens partially open, brollies bloom and Novak Djokovic heads back to the locker rooms with a wry shrug.(BBC)


sienna Says:

Wow this could get nasty
Why not reschedule on center with Roof the woof???

Looks like Wimbly want Djokovic to feel disorientated and out of sync. The Murphy mania has gone overboard…


calmdownplease Says:

If it was Federer it would have been done in an instant!


Jeez Says:

0-30 On Djokovic serve

Now 15-30


Jeez Says:

15-40
TWO BREAK POINTS!!!


Daniel Says:

Double BP for Anderson


Jeez Says:

Saved

DEUCE

Adv Djokovic


Daniel Says:

Djoko open this game with a double fault.

He better break soon because next time further in the set it could be match point Anderson.
This is a game Djoko should make a move, Andeeson may start thinking on missing opportunitites and get tight.


Daniel Says:

6 aces just today in 3 service games by Anderson, the difference a day makes.

Djoko has to do his part and hold his own, don’t go for aces but placement and keep high first serves in. Not give too many seconds because Anderson is dangerous and by the looks of it the break will only come later stages for him.


Jeez Says:

LOVE hold for 3-2

Anderson


calmdownplease Says:

Anderson is delivering here defensively
Pretty thrilling stuff


Daniel Says:

Anderson is vert stable today winning a long exchange. Djoko better serve becuase another tense game for him after 30-0.

Anderson is returning everything, even Djoko first serves.


Daniel Says:

S$&@t, ajother deuce. Not looking good for Novak now. Serve


Jeez Says:

DEUCE @ 2-3 Djokovic


Daniel Says:

And he holds, man this will get tense if/when he’ll have to save MP.


van orten Says:

well if he loses life will go on i guess. i just guess though . i could be wrong too


Tennis Vagabond Says:

Van Orten, great post.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

Brando, still feeling 100% confident? No niggling doubts yet?


Jeez Says:

ACE 39 30-0

Another unreturnable for 40-0.

Game..

4-3 Anderson


van orten Says:

tv ;-)^^


Jeez Says:

Back to back DOUBLE FAULTS from Anderson

BROKEN for 6-5 Djokovic

Will serve for MATCH!!


Jeez Says:

That’s called ANDERCHOKE???
:-)


van orten Says:

yes nolee breakssssssss !!!!!! life goes on !!!! the world number one is still in the race ..


van orten Says:

the return of anderchoke part 345


Jeez Says:

0-30

On Djokovic serve

GULP!!!


Jeez Says:

30-30 All

2 more …


Jeez Says:

MATCH POINT !!!


van orten Says:

one of the biggest chokes this year for sure. throwing a kitchen sink on nole throughout the whole match only to fail when it matters most. anderchoke : best nickname ever


Wog Boy Says:

Congrats Nole, well fought, to come back from two sets down against Anderson with a scheduling you had is extraordinary, as for organizers, well, your face in the post match interview said it all, shame on them!


madmax Says:

calmdownplease Says:
If it was Federer it would have been done in an instant!

July 7th, 2015 at 8:42 am

Of course he would.

He seems to really irritate you CDP. Chill. You going to give yourself a heart attack!

Novak is one of those few players (currently, THE only player on tour), that I know who can come back from the dead like that.

I remember Roger against Berdych, 2009, FO, two sets down.

Incredible when things like this happen. Really is.

Where do they get that inner belief from?


Wog Boy Says:

BTW, 25th GS QF in a row, not bad.

Jane, you can come out now, it was “inat” and you know what I mean.


madmax Says:

calmdownplease Says:
If it was Federer it would have been done in an instant!

July 7th, 2015 at 8:42 am

Sure he would. He is the king after all.

CDP, why do you get so irritated all the time? If he annoys you, then don’t watch him play. You going to give yourself a heart attack!

Incredible feat achieved by Novak.

USO 2009, against Fed, he came back from the dead to win the match.

There are very few players who can show this incredible inner belief.

He really does defy the Gods.

A 5 setter in round 4 – by the skin of his teeth and that is all it needs!


Jock-KatH Says:

Yep Nole won – congrats to Nole fans.
Next up Cilic – Believe Nole will also win this one.


FedExpress Says:

All getting the dates wrong

fed came back at the ao 09 against berdych
Nole came back at the us open 2010 vs fed .fed beat him in 2009


calmdownplease Says:

@Madmax

I don’t watch Fed play much
I haven’t for years in fact (unless against Andy)
Just bits and pieces
I get it that he is the head of the money machine and that means perks but it is irritating and I’m not the only one that thinks this!


calmdownplease Says:

congrats Jane and Wogboy
It was a pretty great set of tennis
bar the Anderson chokes (but phew!)


Wog Boy Says:

Thanks CDP,
I don’t mind Anderson choking;)


Wog Boy Says:

While I am here, Nole’s return on break point (that slapping FH) was the beauty. Anderson coudn’t serve it better but Nole read it and banged it:)


calmdownplease Says:

`Nole came back at the us open 2010 vs fed .fed beat him in 2009..`

He did it twice dude
Using the same CCFH shot on MP
Years 10 AND 11
Some `luck` huh?


Wog Boy Says:

@Jock-KatH,
Thanks:)


Wog Boy Says:

CDP,

How strange, we were thinking and talking about the same Nole’s shot at the same time:)


calmdownplease Says:

Not really
Whenever he gets close to doing a FH like THAT


calmdownplease Says:

You can’t help but think back, right?


jalep Says:

Slept through it. But watched replay when I saw Nole won.It wasn’t pretty but… Thank god, that’s over. phew!

Moving on to Cilic…


Gee Says:

Fed fan must be desperate and insecure for fed comparisons.
Novak tanked the 2nd tiebreak.

Fed needed choke after choke from berdych in the 2009 australian open.


calmdownplease Says:

Gawd, Women’s tennis S.U.C.K.S
And the fact that they get equal pay for NOT equal work is immoral!
There should be 5 sets in the semis and finals at least!
Might improve it too.


jane Says:

thanks cdp and jock-kath.
phew! @wog boy and jalep…


Daniel Says:

The return was great but helped by anderson who removed power from the first serve, he was tense missing 4 services in a row, so he just wanted to put the ball wide. Of course credit to Novak for the low return but his against Fed or Fed return Roddick 140 MPH were more impressive.

The thing with Djoko is that since he has the greatest return ever, ever now and than he odes it in the most curtails times in matches, as it was the case, BP, MP taste, hence he celebrate that much. He creates this expectations than eventually he will get one of those back.

No wonder Wawa said also his return is the best.


Okiegal Says:

Yay CoCo!!

@Jane, I know you are resting a little easier. I wasn’t surprised by Novak’s surge back. He’s so good at that…..now had that been a 3 setter…… :(


calmdownplease Says:

Kevin Anderson thinks Murray is `tougher than Novak` (on grass I presume)

And `”If they get to the final it will obviously be a very exciting match.”

Yeah, i could live with that opinion
Which he is best placed and very well informed to be making
Suffice to say if Novak plays at this level again he might not even make the semis never mind the final.


jalep Says:

Looks like one set is all Coco could steal from Maria, Okiegal. Valiant effort though…didn’t expect her to get this far ;)


Wog Boy Says:

Daniel,
Nole does those CCFH on regular basis, check the very first point in this video, that was after few games in the fifth set:

http://youtu.be/IjlqiItpIh4


Wog Boy Says:

^^^ “return CCFH”


jane Says:

novak said anderson’s toss for all serves was the same so it was very difficult to read. he didnt play his best but he survived 40 aces to fight another day.

i just read that novak is 7th all time with 49 match wins at wimbledon – behind connors, fed, becker, sampras, j-mac, borg, and edberg, and tied with goran. not bad for someone who people say is not good on grass.

also 5th all time in slam QFs reached with 33 (behind fed, connors, agassi, lendl) and a consecutive streak of 25 slam QFs.

cool stats for fans. :)


jalep Says:

Those are some cool stats, jane :D and reminds me to feel happy – no matter what happens the rest of this tournament.


Okiegal Says:

@Jalep….I really didn’t either. Was good to see her get this far.

Serena is gonna have to dig deep here…


jane Says:

exactly jalep. :)

margot – so glad to hear you had a great time watching “the best day in tennis” (not for me, eek) and that you didnt feel the need to hide behind the seat even once and saw some of murray’s great shot making in 4th set. huzzah!


Daniel Says:

Yes Wog Boy, this is what I was sating as well, he does it constantly and eventually it happens to be in one of those critical points. That one against Fed was more impressive because it was a perfect and powerfull shot.


RZ Says:

@Margot – I’m glad you had fun. One of my bucket list items is to attend Wimbledon (hopefully on the 2nd Monday!)


Daniel Says:

I think Novak will pass thorugh Cilic and think Wawa as well. But Gasquet seems to be playing closer to baseline and srrving great. Maybe with no pressure at all he can test Wawa. But if Wawa crushes Gasquet and arrives in semis without dropping set than watch out. But Djoko is not gong to want to lose to Wawa in 3 different Slams in 1 and half year. That rematch would be nice, can’t wait!


Daniel Says:

Margot,

Feeling a healthy envy of you, second Monday is awesome, a lot of matches everywhere. Hope to return some day. Grand Slam rules!!


jane Says:

if wawa gets to the final, look out anyone!


brando Says:

Congratulations to nole fans: did not watch but as expected result. Commiserations to Fed fans: Christmas almost arrived early for you weasels no? P


madmax Says:

calmdownplease Says:
@Madmax

I don’t watch Fed play much
I haven’t for years in fact (unless against Andy)
Just bits and pieces
I get it that he is the head of the money machine and that means perks but it is irritating and I’m not the only one that thinks this!

July 7th, 2015 at 9:56 am

CDP, a little unfair. In the head of the money machine? How is he different from any other professional athlete? He is one lucky guy right?

I mean, a god given talent. He should waste it really shouldn’t he? Work in an office somewhere and perhaps just never evolve.

How wonderful that he is doing something that he does not regard as work, playing tennis as a career and making millions of people around the world happy, enjoying his flashes of brilliance, AND getting paid for it too!

The guy is an entrepreneur! He is wise enough to know that he could make a penny or two from something that gives others pleasure.

Happy for him.

Happy Fed has made it to through to the Quarters. Loved his matches so far. Love watching him and privileged to have watched him play live so many times. Long may this continue.

Jane,

Wawa is playing like a beast right now. He has a point to prove. Magnus Norman has been a breath of fresh air for him, since he started to manage him.

brando. Typical.

Gee Says:
Fed fan must be desperate and insecure for fed comparisons.
Novak tanked the 2nd tiebreak.

Fed needed choke after choke from berdych in the 2009 australian open.

July 7th, 2015 at 10:44 am

Gee, remember the match well. I guess all have a day where it doesn’t click; just the great champions always come through.

Most of the time, Federer does – even now.

So as a fervent fed fan, a forever fed fan, hoping that Roger will power his way into the semi finals – we can talk some more when he is in that position.

He is astute enough to know who he is up again and their kind of game. Simon is playing as well as he ever has right now. But I still expect Federer to come through.


calmdownplease Says:

Madmax I don’t know what you’re going on about
Offices?
You’re all talking as if he’s a shoo in for Wimbledon and his 18th but all the calk walk draws and preferential scheduling just isn’t enough anymore.
He played `amazing` in the first week or so of the FO, did he not?
And then what happened?
He was blasted off the court like dead leaves in the wind from a previously servile pigeon in Stan who finally saw the light of day (and was the one that took advantage of the fed draw)
Let’s see how he plays Simon and then (probably) `Andy 0 and 1`
If I’m wrong about this I’ll come on here and admit it.
But time waits for no one.


calmdownplease Says:

He IS the head of the business side of the tour
A lot has been invested in his brand.
Justifiably so to an extent but you know all good things come to an end and the tour fears an audience fall when he goes
They’ve put all their eggs in one basket.
It’s about money now that’s why he still bothers
Surely his 250 tournaments are no motivation
But of course there’s still 18!
And then maybe 19 20 21 wah wah
lol


Margot Says:

Thanks Jane, re and Daniel. Was awesome. Should be on everyone’s bucket list indeed!

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