Wimbledon Men’s Draw Preview: Murray-Nadal, Federer-Djokovic SFs Slated
by Sean Randall | June 30th, 2017, 9:57 am
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The Wimbledon draw is out, and it’s loaded. For the first time in three years, the Big 4 occupy the Top 4 seeds at a Slam, and based on the draws, they’ll be favoured again to make it to the final weekend.

Andy Murray Quarter
Andy Murray finally got some confidence in Paris, but a quick exit at Queen’s and now a hip issue has left the defending champion as a question mark at his big event on the tennis calendar. Fortunately for the World No. 1, if healthy he should have an easy first week. “Lucky loser” Alexander Bublik is up first followed possibly by Dustin Brown then Jiri Vesely in the third. Week two could see Murray up against Nick Kyrgios in the fourth, then JW Tsonga. Obiovusly, Kyrgios and Tsonga would be danger guys for Murray. Stan Wawrinka has never done that well at Wimbledon, but maybe his fortunes will change under new coach Paul Annacone. In the end, I think Tsonga takes advantage and makes a run.
The Pick: JW Tsonga

Rafael Nadal Quarter
Rafael Nadal will hope to end a recent slide at Wimbledon. The 2-time champion didn’t play last year and since reaching the 2011 final, he’s won just 5 matches total at the tournament! This year, though, Rafa has been reenergized, playing well on the hard courts as well as the clay. And even though he didn’t play a lead-up event, I think he’ll be ok, at least early on. But things get tricky in third against the bruising Karen Khanchanov then everyone’s dark horse pick Gilles Muller. If he gets by Muller, I think Marin Cilic stops him in the quarters. I think the Croat makes up for not closing out Federer last year, and serves his way past Rafa to make the semifinals. And other than Phil Kohlschrieber in the first, I love Cilic’s draw. So if he gets through the German, he should be good and good enough.
The Pick: Marin Cilic

Roger Federer Quarter
Just a month from turning 36, it’s remarkable that Roger Federer is still a favorite to win Grand Slam tournaments. And he might just win another. The court probably won’t be as quick as Australia, but few are as good and seasonsed on the grass as the Swiss. But he’s got a tough draw this week. Right out he faces Alexandr Dolgopolov, potentially Mischa Zverev in the third, Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth followed by a rematch with Milos Raonic in the quarters. I like Federer in all those matches, but he could certainly lose again to Raonic if the Canadian gets out of his funk and perhaps to Dimitrov. Alexander Zverev is also lurking and I pen him to beat Raonic and come out to that quarterfinal. But in best-of-5, I don’t think anyone in this section knocks out Roger.
The Pick: Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic Quarter
I know a lot will be made about Martin Klizan being a tough opponent for Novak Djokovic, but I don’t see an issue here for the Serb. I like Novak and I like his draw. Of the top guys, he’s got the best road. Juan Martin Del Potro in the third, Feliciano Lopez in the fourth and Richard Gasquet in the quarters sounds tough, but… Del Potro comes in off an injury, so we don’t know about him. Lopez has been hot, but in a Slam can he pull a big win? And Gasquet is Gasquet. Dominic Thiem could get out to that Gasquet match, but with Agassi in the box, I think Djokovic comes though.
The Pick: Novak Djokovic

Semifinals:
Cilic d Tsonga: Marin Cilic rides that serve past the Frenchman to reach his second Slam final.
Federer d Djokovic: Federer gets the edge on the grass.

Finals:
Federer d Cilic: Federer figures out the Cilic serve for his 8th Wimbledon title.

Players who could do damage if things break right are Muller, Kyrgios, A Zverev and Lopez. Could one of them make a run to the semifinals?

Obviously, the condition of Murray’s hip will be a important. Let’s see how Del Potro is. If he’s healthy could he give Djokovic a run?

I’m not convinced Rafa could win Wimbledon again. I think Novak will get things right and I like how Cilic is playing. But it’s hard to argue with what Roger’s done at Wimbledon and how he did at the start of the season.


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77 Comments for Wimbledon Men’s Draw Preview: Murray-Nadal, Federer-Djokovic SFs Slated

Leo Says:

Roger starts agains Dolgopolov! That’s a dangerous one.


Raj Says:

Wow.. joker reaching semi.. Not going to happen..


Daniel Says:

Djoko draw seems tough to me. They are all good grass court players.

So does Federer´s.

Can´t see Nadal losing before R3 also, but from there on all have shots.

Cilic can play on grass and can get hot, but just don´t see him making finals, nor Tsonga, who lost 1st roiund in RG. I would still go with Murray, unless he is really injured on hip.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

When is the last time Sean picked TWO upsets in the quarters?

There are more contenders at this Slam than we’ve seen in years. However, I would start by striking Muller and Lopez off that list. These are just not Grand Slam thoroughbreds.

Novak has a nice draw. Only Del Potro has the real potential to be a threat, and Novak has handled him easily recently. Unless Del Potro plays significantly better than he has been, Novak is through to QFs. Certainly expect he can take Thiem out, the way Thiem’s looked on grass.

So then, we get a possible Fed/Novak SF. If we get there, I expect a slobberknocker. I think that’s the kind of match that could re-ignite Novak. If he doesn’t get up for that, his problems run DEEP.

The conditions, I think, will favour Fed. Brits: can you comment on weather? My understanding is that its been an extremely wet, cool spring/early summer. So the grass will be slick, fast, and the bounces will stay low.

By the second week, it should still be dried clay, though. The Raonic QF is dangerous, but Milos this year just hasn’t looked a worldbeater.

The Murray/Kyrgios match could be a great one.

Anyone have some reports on best matches of the first week??


skeezer Says:

“Wow.. joker reaching semi.. Not going to happen..”
Oh…it’s gonna happen with the draw that he got…

Fed’s draw is a tough one. But so was AO. Always skittish with Fed nowadays, Father time can kick in at any moment and its real ugly real fast. But here’s hoping that his form stays consistent and true through Wimbledon.


J-Kath Says:

Eastbourne: Nole vs Medvedev

Wish I knew where to watch other than scoreboard. Interesting match between Nole and Medvedev in progress. Nole broke Med’s serve and then Med has broken back ………


rognadfan Says:

Actually on grass, I’d say there’s >50% probability that Raonic (and Nishikori) will manage to leave the tournament injured in the first week. So, me thinks no raonic at QF this year.
And same thing about delpo. even if he stays healthy, he is going to be very easy match for Novak.
Also, Murray pulled out of exhibition as a precaution. He will be fine coming to SW19. I can see Tsonga coming through Wawrinka but Murray will beat him there.
Though Cilic may very beat Rafa, I doubt by that deep into the tournament, Cilic’s game will be that dangerous to Rafa.
Good thing about rafa this year is that he has avoided the big servers and hitters in the early rounds. So, he will be going deep.
I’d say it will be the top 4 in the semis. If that happens this will be the first time at wimby that these 4 guys battle, right?
Man, How cool that would be!


Tennis Vagabond Says:

Some good first week matches:

2nd round could be Shapovalov/Pouille. That would be a great one. Shapovalov is moving up fast, definitely one to watch.

3rd round: Rafa/ Kachanov

2nd round: Tiafoe vs A Zverev

1st rnd, Dog vs Fed, of course.

3rd round, Fed vs M Zverev

2nd rnd, Thiem vs Simon

1st rnd Gasquet/ Ferrer. Yes, Ferrer! No seed protection!!

1st rnd: Coric/ Harrison and Berdych/Chardy, winners meet rnd 2

1st rnd: DelPo vs 4K

Any others??


Nits Says:

I don’t buy Tsonga


Nits Says:

He is not hot right now neither has been hot since long so not at all expecting him to reach semis. Rest all three pick can happen


Nits Says:

Nadal last time was beaten by Cilic in 2009 so it’s not cake walk for Cilic. Moreover even it is not at all cakewalk for Nadal to reach quarters going by his previous Wimbledon results.


gonzalowski Says:

J Kath, batmanstream.com, there are links

Djoko won 1st set, they are finishing the 2nd


J-Kath Says:

Tennis Vagabond

Great you are validating my interest in young Denis Shapovalov…plays with such surety and only just turned 18 years of age.

However, Murray won’t be fine. If you’d seen him try to walk today you’d know what I mean. He may withdraw without playing at all. I hope he does.


Pamela Says:

They haven’t shown the eastbourne game in the states… how is it going? we only see old wimbledon replays…


RZ Says:

The ATP Racquet Bracket is up!
http://www.tourneytopia.com/RacquetBracketWimbledonATP/TennisXers2017

All are welcome to play.


LUCY Says:

@J-Kath: I too saw the video footage of Murray limping a bit after practice today, but I don’t share your doom! He may or may not be fine; we will see how it unfolds, but I’ve seen Murray like before – interestingly enough, just before he won Wimbledon in 2013. He played that entire tournament with back issues and had surgery 2 months after winning Wimbledon! I have a feeling that he may well play himself into some form, come the event.
Stan has as tricky first-round though: Medvedev, who is HOT right now, even though he just lost to Djokovic in Eastbourne….!


Colin Says:

Mentioning Dustin Brown as a possible opponent for Andy, Sean evidently regards Brown as a fairly easy opponent, but the Dreadlock King, if he has one of his purple patches, can beat just about anyone (though he’ll then lose to anyone else in the next round).


Humble Rafa Says:

Father time can kick in at any moment and its real ugly real fast.

Father time is a good excuse. If Father time is such a bother, you should retire and go eat grass like all other great goats.

Humble is young and childless and hence does not suffer from these human flaws.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

Entered the bracket. Thanks RZ.

I couldn’t stop myself from taking Shapovalov over Kyrgios, and Coric over Berdych.

For some reason, I took Nishikori going for a tear and beating Cilic.


James Says:

Murray, Raonic, Delpo, Thiem – I don’t think they are getting very far this wimbledon. Tsonga? no. I like the way Cilic is playing. Nadal? Maybe, but I have my doubts.

I think the real x-factor is Djokovic. Hard to say which Djokovic shows up.

Federer should do well. How well? that’s to be seen.

Zverev could do well too, though Fed really exposed his weaknesses at Halle.

Dimitrov? I don’t think so. This is a slam, gotto win 7 best of 5 matches, the mental hurdle is enormous.

Its a pity that Fed and Djokovic are slated to meet in the semi.


jalep Says:

WTA Bracket is up! (re-posting on current page)https://www.tourneytopia.com/RacquetBracketWimbledonWTA/jalep4/default.aspx


Daniel Says:

Djoko vs Monfils finals.

Suddenly if Djoko wins Eastbourne, wins wimbledon and Murray and Nadal loses before QF he regains #1. As I said before, things can shift pretty fast in tennis, only one good tourney and that´s it. Off course, he can still lose ealry again or have another match where he doesn´t care like that Thiem RG QF. But I still think he has it in him. He had some flawless perfomarmances this year, he is just oscilating and not consistatn as he used to, same that happen to Fed and Nadal before. Maybe not this Wimby, but he seems right on track. His results got better since clay season.

But Wimbledon was where he turned the tide several times befroe; first time he beat Nadal in a Slam in 2011, won 2014 beating Federer after losing a fourth set he should have won and was on a 4 major drops oput, (just like now). The man won 3 Wimbys, he is a threat. Once he passes second week, with his return he can beat anybody.


django Says:

Is anyone surprised that Novak had Nadal during clay season and now has Fed during grass? 😀


J-Kath Says:

LUCY

Hold on to your good thoughts re. Andy – sorri – but I’ve never been wrong about Andy in the past (forgive the arrogance) – will say no more….other than hope you are right.

Agree re.Medvedev – is so composed – need to see what a possible 5-setter might reveal. I also find Denis Shapovalov a-watch-out-for-me-guy. Maybe not yet, but for me they seem to have laid down their credentials to put Kyrios and the rest of the “new” generation in doubt.


Paco Says:

The frenzy about Federer Will is hilarious. At the AO no one gave him a chance and he won. Now he is the so called “favorite” and Guess what: He wont win it.


Berghain Says:

Hilarious? Federer has a lot of fans and he has been playing really well. Why shouldn’t they get there hopes up?

There are may players that could win Wimbledon, whats hilarious is ppl like you making proclamations, when you and everyone else doesn’t really know who will win “it”. So pls.

I do agree being the so called favorite has not helped him in the past.


Truth Says:

Fedal has to have the physically injured or mentally ill Djoker to surrender every tournament.
We all know Murray was in a similar lucky situation but he had to work hard to be #1.
Fedal can hop around with broken bodies and get lucky draws so that the fanboy sycophants can bow down with glee, as if Fedal had to work really hard to maintain #1 rankings and win all 4 Slams and Year End championships.

Fedal had their lucky time in the sun and their borefest matches aren’t missed by most people who respect Djoker and don’t block out the difficulty of matches and player talent level.
Fake Djoker fans like McEnroe can cry about Serena and Fedal. Zzzzz
Lol at McEnroe ranking Serena above Djoker and saying that among his best players list: Fed ranked #1, Nadal a close #2 and Djoker a distant #6. What an idiot.


Humble Rafa Says:

Wimbledon reminded me to bring my lawn mower and fertilizer for the tournament. Guys from Latin America will mow the lawn, I just provide equipment.


lylenubbins Says:

Them some weird picks from Sean


chrisford1 Says:

TRuth – watch Federer play. He has substantially improved his backhand and is now able to use a more open court vs. backed up in a corner.

Also, the Fedal matches were generally pretty good up to 2008 because Fed had the confidence he could take Nadal if both were playing well. After that, for the most part, it became as exciting and competitive as watching Rafa club a baby seal to death.
Rafa is not God. Fed can beat him now and then, but the only player Rafa and Uncle Toni truly feared since 2009 is Djokovic.

The best for me would be Djokovic, after Andre kicks Pepe and Marco out of the box for QFs and above, beats Fed in another great HQ 4-set semi. For extra fun, give Fed 2 match points to blow. Then Novak and Rafa have another epic 5 hour long Final and Djokovic prevails.


rognadfan Says:

Wow! you are really looking to give yourself a pleasure time in the corner by watching Fed blow 2 match points aren’t you!. Why not pray to some Noleponzi-god to have Fed paralysed so Djoker would win Wimby.
Or, May be send Federer a letter begging for that!
He might listen to it and let Djoker win just for charity!
Nole got out of the inferiority complex a long time back, many of his fans will never be able to rise above that.


chrisford1 Says:

With Fed I meant 5 set with 2 blown match points, but a good quality setter that gets Fed’s groupies hopes up very high before they are dashed….would be fine as well.


chrisford1 Says:

Everyone knows Fed isn’t a bad guy, though a tad arrogant and dull. It’s Fed–rds no one can stand except other Fed–rds.


skeezer Says:

“For extra fun, give Fed 2 match points to blow….”
Novak will retire or have a ending match MTO and and injury beforehand, no need to worry. Based on history of course…..hey…he always has Pepe to give him spiritual inspiration of wellbeingness.


Berghain Says:

CF you are so biased when it comes to Fed, surely you can acknowledge that.

On a forum with some x pros and coaches it would be tough if not impossible for you to say what you do hear, with-out being picked apart.
Here on tx its easy.

You are a Djokovic crusader, I have no problem with that. I also enjoy your non tennis posts. Lets be real though…like they say in english i think… call a spade a spade :)


Truth Says:

Boring Fedal fanatics were stuck with boring idols.
No surprise, since they couldn’t believe their idols were thrown off their thrones.

Look at weak era Roddick.
He threw Djoker against the locker but failed to cripple him.
Suddenly, Roddick started cheering for Federina and clay lover Nadal when Djoker became mentally ill and injured at Wimbledon.
FAT Texas ROD waited 10 years for Djoker to stop winning on clay and hardcourt.
He was so frustrated that he forced himself to praise Djoker for “sneaking” into championship matches and being strong on the backhand side.
How can someone win 12 Slams and play Davis Cup, never avoid clay, and beat Federina?!!!

Weak era was hopeless and sad Fed fanboys were abundant.
Queens Club didn’t necessarily breed champions. Poor RODD knew too well.


Truth Says:

Of course, the other forums are sickened by facts.
For 10 years, they couldn’t even read anything that compared Djoker to that law breaking, violent lapdog Roddick.
The other forum people were in despair. They declared this Texas thug as a rival to Fed.
Poor Fed fans aren’t old enough to see how weak the draws were for Fed. If they had banned that gnat Roddick, no lapdog would’ve “played” more than a few matches against Fed.


Pitchaboy Says:

Dream on man. Novak will be gon beforeSF. And if he gets there perchance, his posterior will be handed to him by RF. His strategy of “rope a dope” and tire the Fed will end up with him hanging on the rope.


rognadfan Says:

‘Its Fed–rds no one can stand except other Fed–rds’
That’s exactly the ‘eternal inferiority complex’ the Nole-anzies have.
Novak does’t have it anymore though, he worked hard to loose it; from all angles, physical, technical and attitude.
He really became a legend of the sport a few years after that.

Too bad though Nole couldn’t, nor will he ever be able to evolve into the phenomenon Nadal and Federer became by catapulting the game of tennis from ‘merely western’ to a ‘global household sport’.
It’s gotta be that envy that ignites these nole-anzies to go berserk. It’s not going to be enough even after Novak wins 20 slams to get these guys out of that abysmal i-complex.

Now, at SW19 Djokovic might win it all despite the palpable nervousness among his fans.


Truth Says:

There is no inferiority complex. The weak era Roddick was desperately obsessed with his daddy Fed. That was true inferiority complex because the Texan had no business being a tennis player.
People saw how pathetic & ugly he was to his Swiss ballerina idol.
Fedal had so much special treatment that when they faced real competition from one man, they fell apart and took many vacations.
Murray took advantage of Djoker’s family trouble and Fedal floons went nuts. They thought Murray was the second Fed. LMAO Who wants to be Nadal and Djoker’s lapdog?!
John Mc and Serena are so fake and obsessed with Slam titles that they have no clue how great and truly nice athletes are!


Tennis Vagabond Says:

CF1, I respect your wish! Of course, my own is for Rog to beat down Novak in the semis. I don’t need Novak to get match points. I’m too old for that stress.

In any case, win or lose, I hope for a Fed/Novak semis because I think that has been the most entertaining match-up of the last 10 years, even if Roger has had the bad end of it for a long time.


Humble Rafa Says:

All the Arrogant One fans can be called Arro-Dreamers. It refers a person who is so fascinated with virtual reality that when real reality hits them, they run back to their moms.


chrisford1 Says:

TV – even though Fed has had the bad end of it since 2011 or so, I agree with you that when the tables turn and Fed gives Novak a beatdown it is entertaining and like most matches in their rivalry, high quality.
(French Open 2011 brilliant SF between the two, that ultimately saved Rafa from doom that year because nothing he had then worked on Djoko on any surface. And Fed’s fast court beatdowns at Dubai and Cincinnati)


skeezer Says:

for HR, who has always been in VR;
https://www.facebook.com/Federer/posts/10155436631059941
Enjoy. Rinse and repeat.


Betterer Says:

Oh I’m so excited to see the comments of 3 people over the course of next 2 weeks after all that they’ve said: Truth, CF1 and HR.


Willow Says:

Must admit in 2011 i got sick to death of the commies rabbiting on and on about Novaks unbeaten run ad-nauseum, not to mention a certain hairdresser that used to post here trashing Fedal, so it was nice to see Federer finally ending that run, however the other irritating thing that springs to mind, is the wouldves, couldves, shouldves, ifs and bloody buts, and the whole Novak wouldve beaten Rafa in the imaginary 2011 FO final, in the final he never actually made, real life doesnt care squat about what didnt happen, it only cares about about what did, yet people cant get over these things for some strange reason ….


Willow Says:

Some cant seem to hide their anymosity for any player not named Novak Djokovic, there always seems to be some back handed compliment about his rivals ….


Sirius Says:

Saw Steve Tignor picked federer to go all the way. So I don’t think fed is going to win this tourney!


Giles Says:

Yep, so pleased Tiggy didn’t pick Rafa! Lol


Betterer Says:

Oh I’m so excited to see the comments of Truth and to some extent CF1 and HR over the course of next 2 weeks after all that they’ve said.


AndyMira Says:

@RZ!….Thank u so much for put up the link for us all…and NOPE!…i’m still not lose my enthusiasm RZ!!…even tho’ your ‘heels’ still tingling on my lovely backside,it can’t dampened my spirit RZ!!heh!heh!…So bring it on Tourneytopia!!

@J….Much thanks to u too for providing us with WTA Bracket!…and watch out for MissjanMiraElizabeth j!…her beauty will stun us all!!..Woohooo!!


Giles Says:

Fed has a Croat in his team, joker has a Croat in his team. Just an observation.


Truth Says:

Serbs/Croats are very talented coaches, if not great opponents.
Fed must’ve been confused when he thought Djoker was the worst player.
He was so used to playing Roddick. That’s why he had no idea how difficult his opponents were.
I mean, Fed tried to charge at the net and almost got bageled (not spooned) in another Slam final. LMAO
Oops, Fed even was owned when he was winning against injured players. It doesn’t matter that he was younger or older.
Spanked by “unimpressive, one dimensional players”, including a clay player that skipped 12 months of match time. Maybe Nadal and Djoker will coach him in the year 2030.


Miles Says:

Truth – would that be the same Roddick who beat Djokovic FIVE times in 2009? Yep, thought so!


Wog Boy Says:

^^^
Do yourself a favor and check the facts before you post in order not to make a full of yourself, though it is not first time for you, you claimed that Roger hasn’t played too many five set matches in his prime and I proved you wrong, same as I’ll do now:

Novak Djokovic Andy Roddick 6-2 6-1
2010 ATP World Tour Finals 11 Hard Novak Djokovic Andy Roddick 6-2 6-3
2010 Cincinnati Masters QF Hard Andy Roddick Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5
2009 Canadian Masters QF Hard Andy Roddick Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-6(4)
2009 Indian Wells Masters QF Hard Andy Roddick Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-2
2009 Australian Open QF Hard Andy Roddick Novak Djokovic 6-7(3) 6-4 6-2 2-1 Retired
2008 US Open QF Hard Novak Djokovic Andy Roddick 6-2 6-3 3-6 7-6(5)
2008 Dubai SF Hard Andy Roddick Novak Djokovic 7-6(5) 6-3
2007 Canada QF Hard Novak Djokovic Andy Roddick 7-6(4) 6:4

So, how many times they played in 2009? Should be simple, use calculator.


Wog Boy Says:

^^ should say “fool” and not “full”

The ninth and last match was in London Olympic games in 2012, the year and the tournament didn’t come out in my copy/paste thing, but the result did.


thark Says:

Can someone explain how Gulbis makes the main draw without a wildcard? Current ranking is 576. What am I missing?


Wog Boy Says:

If Gulbis hasn’t play qualifying (checked the names couldn’t see his name) nor he received WC, it must be some back door way in…maybe his billionaire father?


Wog Boy Says:

I found this on Wimbledon site:

EVENT 1: GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES

1. FUCSOVICS, Marton (HUN)
2. HAAS, Tommy (GER)
3. KLEIN, Brydan (GBR)
4. NORRIE, Cameron (GBR)
5. SHAPOVALOV, Denis (CAN)
6. WARD, James (GBR)
7. Not used – next direct acceptance
8. Not used – next direct acceptance

Whatever “next direct acceptance” stands for is probably explaining how Gulbis got in…back to billionaire father?;)


Okiegal Says:

@Mira……..I hope you did the racquet bracket perfect! Where have you been?? Private message me later on today……going to bed now!


thark Says:

does he have some sort of injury concession? Wimby seems the last place that would put Gulbis in just because dad is connected. Bizarre.


AndyMira Says:

Hey Miss jan!!…i’m still alive and kicking!!..just got back from hometown to celebrate Eidul Fitr..too bad for me since my hometown just a breath away from Mars,so there’s no internet there….

Bout Bracket…oh!don’t worry Milady!…U can count on me!….but,strangely i already can smell RZ’s feet on my backside 2 weeks from now!…Heck RZ!…wot do u eat?U always win!!…Urgh!!


Miles Says:

Wog Boy – my mistake as Roddick only beat Djokovic THREE times in 2009. Still, it shows what a hopeless player Roddick was, eh?

I don’t know what you are talking about re Roger’s 5 set matches – I don’t recall making any mention of those, ever! I do recall pointing out that prior to his glandular fever in 2008, Federer had won 5 out of 7 matches against Nadal. If he hadn’t contracted mono, their H2H would be a lot closer imo.

Oh, and before posting, perhaps you should use a spellchecker before you make a full of yourself;)


RZ Says:

Big entry list for the racquet bracket! I’m a slacker apparently…


J-Kath Says:

RZ:

Never are you a Slacker!

I wanted to convey admiration for you and Jalep undertaking these tasks so often. Apologies for mostly never being in a situation to enter…always seem to be elsewhere at important times e.g. off early Tuesday am not back until late Sunday night…but good luck with all of it.


Giles Says:

Hey Miles. Aren’t you the one that said Rafa would never win a 10th French Open???


skeezer Says:

Hey Giles,
Aren’t you the one that said Federer would never win a 18th Slam???
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/19461829/australian-open-winner-roger-federer-having-way-too-much-fun-quit-now
Enjoy.


Miles Says:

Giles – I wrote on here a couple of years ago that Nadal might win 1 or 2 more majors, but I thought it unlikely.


Miles Says:

Oh, and Giles, after Nadal lost the AO final I stated on here that Nadal must be considered the favourite to win RG 17!


Giles Says:

Ok Miles Cheers. :)


Giles Says:

Skeezer. Don’t make up stories. I never said that!


Giles Says:

http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2017-05-14/26025.php#comment-720914
Miles. I found this. See post on May 15th 2017 at 11.44 am. Is this you?


Truth Says:

Fed was beaten by Canas. Roddick was no Canas. No mono happened to Fed in 2007.
I guess Roddick needed to verbally abuse players and lines judges more often and pray for talent. Maybe special vitamins were required for overweight fluke players that did nothing but overpower non-peaking talented players.

Fedal fanboys don’t know what happened in 2007-2010. No shock at all.
With or without mono, Djoker and Nadal humiliated Fed in many finals.
Djoker was the only one that beat Fed in most finals.
Nadal was busy avoiding Djoker matches for 12 months.


skeezer Says:

Giles,
I believe he said “unlikely” , different from “never would”.


Wog Boy Says:

“Oh, and before posting, perhaps you should use a spellchecker before you make a full of yourself;)”

Wrong, you don’t make full of yourself for wrongly spelling the word, that’s what happens to people who have English as a second language, but you do make fool of yourself when state wrong facts victoriously and that in capital letters. That was cheap shot, but that happens when you don’t have any other argument.

As for you not recalling saying that Roger rarely played five set matches in his prime responding to my post that he suddenly got better stamina then in his prime and won three five set matches at AO and never being even top 20 player in the five set matches record, all I can say is that your memory is failing you, I even posted a link for you then about his five set records. Try press refresh button for your memory I am not going to do that for you.

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