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#41 lyk13

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Posted July 05, 2009 - 08:12 AM

First set was /sweat
Second set was woohoo!
Third set was -dumbstruck-
Fourth set underway.

Good match so far.




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Posted July 05, 2009 - 09:23 AM

C'mon Roddick!

I want Sampras' record to last abit longer.
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Posted July 05, 2009 - 09:31 AM

Roddick needs to keep his composure.
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Posted July 05, 2009 - 09:34 AM

What an incredible match.

Let's go Andy

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Posted July 05, 2009 - 09:37 AM

Great match

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted July 05, 2009 - 09:56 AM

still going. :nervous:

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted July 05, 2009 - 10:07 AM

This match is INSANE!

FEDERER WINS!!!!!!!! WAHOOO!!!!!!!!!! Great match man! Hats of to Andy, it's tie tie tie all the way...jeez!!!! ONE small mistake cost the game...damn!

Standing ovation for Andy Roddick. WELL DESERVED!!!

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Posted July 05, 2009 - 10:10 AM

I feel so bad for Andy, both guys had something to prove with this one.

Congratulations Federer, you definitely deserve it!



Edit: No wait; Andy did prove a lot today, congratulations.

Edited by A.W.O.L., July 05, 2009 - 10:12 AM.


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Posted July 05, 2009 - 10:12 AM

Andy's cheers sound more loudly though...nevertheless, both are heroes here.

Damn, I watched last wimbledon but never knew the impact of Federer winning that one. This one is special man. Special to me as an introduction to watching Tennis.




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Posted July 05, 2009 - 10:40 AM

Roddick da man.

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Posted July 05, 2009 - 11:42 AM

Roddick da man.


that 3rd set tie breaker was the killer. Andy is probably drunk right now.
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Posted July 06, 2009 - 03:40 AM

Wow, Roddick played the perfect match, a shame he had to lose it. But he has more to look forward to when he goes back to the hotel room, theres one thing he has over Federer. Brooklyn Decker is slammin.

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Posted July 06, 2009 - 03:45 AM

Federer is amazing. I just want Nadal to recover so we can have more epic finals. THis is just great for tennis.
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Posted July 06, 2009 - 04:22 AM

congrats to roger! it was an epic match!

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Posted July 06, 2009 - 10:21 PM

In order for Roddick to have won the match, he needed to approach the net, but he didn't. Federer is too good when you don't put pressure on him. There's a reason why Federer had 33 more winners than Roddick (which I think 107 winners is a lot for one match).

Roddicks drop shots were working great, but Roddick wasn't taking the risk to get any points on his drop shots on both the serving and receiving end. Roddick played too conservatively and relied solely on his serve in the 5th set, which is why he lost, IMO.

Another thing that killed roddick was his second serves which he converted into points on only 44% on.

One good thing to look at is:
Amazingly through 77 games, Roddick was only broken once. Roddick had his chances throughout the last set, just didn't take advantage.

Edited by Base, July 07, 2009 - 02:38 AM.


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Posted July 06, 2009 - 10:58 PM

Could the shadows have played a part in affecting Andy?




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Posted July 07, 2009 - 02:36 AM

Could the shadows have played a part in affecting Andy?

It could have been, it probably was, but remember both of them were playing in the same conditions, both of them got the same breaks when they switch sides on the court, both of them were tired as hell and remember, Andy wasn't on the side with shadows when he had been broken in the last game. That is what makes Tennis so great, they need to play in the same conditions, so their isn't an excuse (As in Basketball, you are playing on an opponents court, opponents fans and one player can be playing bad, but you still can win. Tennis is mostly played on neutral courts, and it's individual, so you have to bring your A game, everyday.). It was a matter of who wanted it more. I could have given a better analysis of Andy had I watched the whole match (I will download it, and watch it soon enough). But from when I watched, Andy approached the net sparsely, while he had a total of 69 net approaches, so all I can say is, he became less aggressive and let Federer beat him. Andy has a great serve, but since the court was dry from the previous 13 days of play, the ball was moving very quickly off the court and Federer's serves looked amazing as well, which he ended up with 50 Aces. It did seem like Andy did slow down, but his serves were consistently the same speed for the match, so there shouldn't be an excuse other than Federer being in better shape.

Edited by Base, July 07, 2009 - 06:35 AM.


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Posted July 07, 2009 - 08:55 AM

Yeah, I probably do not understand that alot, but I was really hoping for Federer to just break 1 serve and he will win. And he really did.




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Posted July 07, 2009 - 09:02 AM

The U.S open is next! aug 31.

i can't wait to see my beautiful maria play again :dance1:

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Posted July 08, 2009 - 01:56 AM

Yeah, I probably do not understand that alot, but I was really hoping for Federer to just break 1 serve and he will win. And he really did.

Tennis terms are easy once you watch matches for maybe a month. But don't watch only the Grand Slam Tournaments (Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US open) because they have different rules (for the men) than regular tournaments. It's good to to know both and how many sets they need to win in each tournament.

For the tennis terms: Use This

You'll get the hang of the terms and scoring watching more tennis.


The U.S open is next! aug 31.

i can't wait to see my beautiful maria play again :dance1:


Maria has two tornaments in between now and the US Open btw.

Edited by Base, July 08, 2009 - 05:04 AM.





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