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« on: June 05, 2012, 07:33:31 PM »

we are living through the golden era in tennis with federer, djokovic, nadal and murray.

Enjoy!!

Djoker vs fedex in paris semi after gruelling qtrs. 31st grand slam semi for fedex!!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 05:45:55 AM »

Can we please excuse murray from the mix...
The great escapes performed by Fedex and Djoker last nite were to be seen to be believed...
Long live Grand Slam tennis. Down with IPL kirkut!
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 08:35:32 AM »

I am an old-timer...............these guys do not inspire me.......if i have to pick one out of the lot, I shall support Novac Djokovic....because, he seems to be like an improved version of Ivanisevic, my erstwhile favorite.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 06:57:38 AM »

I am an old-timer...............these guys do not inspire me.......if i have to pick one out of the lot, I shall support Novac Djokovic....because, he seems to be like an improved version of Ivanisevic, my erstwhile favorite.

We're all old timers here, blwe. But Djoker is no Ivanisevic. Goran just had a booming serve. I too used to like him, for he was a bit loco and a perennial bridesmaid, rather than one of the factory assembly-line products like Courier and even Agassi, with double handed backhands and huge grunts.

Novak is a proper serve and volleyer, but with enough all round skills (as they all seem to have these days) to be in contention for the Grand Slam, having won Oz, Brit and Merkin Opens earlier.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 09:25:42 AM »

cmon rafa!
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 10:40:53 AM »

I am an old-timer...............these guys do not inspire me.......if i have to pick one out of the lot, I shall support Novac Djokovic....because, he seems to be like an improved version of Ivanisevic, my erstwhile favorite.

We're all old timers here, blwe. But Djoker is no Ivanisevic. Goran just had a booming serve. I too used to like him, for he was a bit loco and a perennial bridesmaid, rather than one of the factory assembly-line products like Courier and even Agassi, with double handed backhands and huge grunts.

Novak is a proper serve and volleyer, but with enough all round skills (as they all seem to have these days) to be in contention for the Grand Slam, having won Oz, Brit and Merkin Opens earlier.

Yes Djoker is a better all-round player, no doubt.....but Goran's game was more than just a booming serve( although the service only got highlighted)....he had a brilliant game.............only his body wasn't good enough for his kind of game.........................his game was basically a weird combination of Ramesh Krishnan's  or Henri Leconte's...... and say, a Roscoe Tanner's................touch and power...
He was simply brilliant...and that's why he had a good fan-following.

I mean, there were so many other big servers during his time......Richard Krajicek, and others...but no one could capture the imagination of the spectators, like he did.

Unfortunately, he had to face more complete, steadier and consistent players Pete Sampras, JimCourier, Agassi, Edberg or Michael Chang...all his life.....................and these guys can screw your game by their sheer consistency alone........even on their worst days.
His winning the Wimbledon was like fairy-tale stuff....

I wish a few of our other favorite players had such an ending to their careers. :(
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Re: grand slams 2012..
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 02:10:17 PM »

What a match that was, against Rafter!
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Re: grand slams 2012..
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012, 10:56:18 PM »

Sharapova having a rebirth of sorts
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 06:26:21 AM »

Bhupathi and Mirza win Roland Garros!!

Meanwhile Sara Errani has made it to the women's singles AND doubles final  ::cheers::
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2012, 01:50:44 PM »

Nadal crushing Ferrer
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2012, 02:23:23 PM »

Nadal crushing Ferrer

this is embarrassingly easy.

Rafa might find himself a bit undercooked for the final.

then again maybe not.

looking forward to a 5-setter b/w novak and the fed
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2012, 04:36:08 PM »

fed being rolled over so far
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2012, 04:56:37 PM »

fed being rolled over so far
yep.. as one sided as it can get
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2012, 05:00:50 PM »

From the BBC...

"This is Federer in decline. He hasn't got the consistency to live with Djokovic and Nadal. He can do it in best-of-three set tournaments but that's the difference for me. I don't like saying this, he is a legend.

"Djokovic isn't playing that well. His average tennis, his mean tennis, is better than Federer's. It was quite disturbing to see Federer broken three times in that second set. It's such a shame and I hope I'm proved wrong, but I can't see him winning this from here.

"I was sat out in the press seats thinking 'if he played Nadal in the final he would be minced, utterly minced'. It would be quite embarrassing."
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2012, 09:17:19 PM »

nice and easy from my buddy rafa. cmon 11 grand slams!!!
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2012, 03:02:52 AM »

if this one is half as good as the aussie final, it will still be an epic match.

Looking forward to some brilliant tennis on Sunday AM.

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All good things must come to an end... well done, Fedex. It is obvious he is fading.. and the fade looks accelerated due to Djokovic's dramatic rise!
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2012, 06:12:23 AM »

I'm gunning for a 12-month Grand Slam for the Djoker...

Meanwhile did anyone see Dzagoev and Arshavin y'day? Even the bubble-butt Pavlyuchenko? Gosh, Russia 2012 is Holland 1974...
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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2012, 07:31:42 AM »

I'm gunning for a 12-month Grand Slam for the Djoker...

Meanwhile did anyone see Dzagoev and Arshavin y'day? Even the bubble-butt Pavlyuchenko? Gosh, Russia 2012 is Holland 1974...


yes......Russia seems very good this time.

only Germany can stop them
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2012, 06:43:04 PM »

I'm gunning for a 12-month Grand Slam for the Djoker...

Meanwhile did anyone see Dzagoev and Arshavin y'day? Even the bubble-butt Pavlyuchenko? Gosh, Russia 2012 is Holland 1974...

and what is holland of 2012? mohun bagan?
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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2012, 06:52:07 PM »

I'm gunning for a 12-month Grand Slam for the Djoker...

Meanwhile did anyone see Dzagoev and Arshavin y'day? Even the bubble-butt Pavlyuchenko? Gosh, Russia 2012 is Holland 1974...

and what is holland of 2012? mohun bagan?


must be   :)
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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2012, 08:48:20 AM »

I'm gunning for a 12-month Grand Slam for the Djoker...

Meanwhile did anyone see Dzagoev and Arshavin y'day? Even the bubble-butt Pavlyuchenko? Gosh, Russia 2012 is Holland 1974...

and what is holland of 2012? mohun bagan?

Lets keep the discussion at the proper, international level and not reduce it to PKesque* levels. I'd say Holland 2012 are close to Brazil 2006—unbalanced, loaded with selfish superstars who are jaded after a long European club season. In other words, they are exactly like Holland in any tournament. They have even managed to create the mandatory dressing room brawl between various players in this Euro already. Just waiting for a couple of superstars to stage a walkout (also mandatory) to complete the picture.


*That would be PK Bannerjee (as coach), not Gerard Pique of Shakira, Barcelona and Spain fame. The guy who once compared Krishanu Dey to Maradona and Kuljeet Singh to Paolo Rossi.
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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2012, 10:11:43 AM »

I'm gunning for a 12-month Grand Slam for the Djoker...

Meanwhile did anyone see Dzagoev and Arshavin y'day? Even the bubble-butt Pavlyuchenko? Gosh, Russia 2012 is Holland 1974...

and what is holland of 2012? mohun bagan?

Lets keep the discussion at the proper, international level and not reduce it to PKesque* levels. I'd say Holland 2012 are close to Brazil 2006—unbalanced, loaded with selfish superstars who are jaded after a long European club season. In other words, they are exactly like Holland in any tournament. They have even managed to create the mandatory dressing room brawl between various players in this Euro already. Just waiting for a couple of superstars to stage a walkout (also mandatory) to complete the picture.


*That would be PK Bannerjee (as coach), not Gerard Pique of Shakira, Barcelona and Spain fame. The guy who once compared Krishanu Dey to Maradona and Kuljeet Singh to Paolo Rossi.

he was just trying his skill of appropriation. :)
to be fair on Krishanu, even the Japanese press once hailed him as Asia's Maradona.............that was when East Bengal faced one of the Jap teams in the biting cold of Japan.....forgot it's name...Iwata something. :)

and may be he was trying to equate Kuljeet Singh's opportunistic game with Paolo Rossi's......both had, in their own levels... a reputation of sniffing out a 'goal'...or being at the right place at the right time..................their individual game wasn't spectacular, as such..........it goes without saying, that they are classsssssss apart!
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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2012, 10:20:15 AM »

he was just trying his skill of appropriation. :)
...as I did with PK=/= Pique...
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« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2012, 09:20:49 PM »

Nadal falls atwimbledon
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« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2012, 04:23:37 AM »

Murray going to win  ::Whip::
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« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2012, 06:35:01 PM »

Fed 2 sets down
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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2012, 02:07:24 PM »

2 sets to 1 and 3-0 , Fed against Djoker
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« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2012, 07:13:53 PM »

fed vs Murray final. Last chance for both to win a Grandslam?
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« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2012, 07:17:45 PM »

God watching God's victory

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« Reply #29 on: July 07, 2012, 06:38:08 AM »

God watching God's victory



You probably did note there is THE Laver sitting in the front row.
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« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2012, 02:34:24 PM »

God watching God's victory



You probably did note there is THE Laver sitting in the front row.
Hence God watching
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« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2012, 06:42:51 PM »

Men's final was slugfest...Murray pounding that backhand down the line to keep Federer off-balance early on. Think rain delay definitely helped Federer as he started running around his backhand regularly not giving Murray the time to line up the backhand down the line. This tactic carries greater risk but Federer was managing the game well and he made it work.
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« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2012, 05:03:36 AM »

Q. Is Murray a bigger choker than the Saffie cricket team?
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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2012, 07:43:55 AM »

Q. Is Murray a bigger choker than the Saffie cricket team?

no. he's just not good enough!
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« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2012, 03:45:55 PM »

Q. Is Murray a bigger choker than the Saffie cricket team?

no. he's just not good enough!
Well, some would say that about the saffies as well
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« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2012, 04:56:42 PM »

Q. Is Murray a bigger choker than the Saffie cricket team?

no. he's just not good enough!
Well, some would say that about the saffies as well
that's harsh. remember he is not the first one. His present coach Lendl also won the final in his 5th final and Djokovic was just struggling to get to finals before he suddenly exploded in 2011.
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« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2012, 05:34:54 PM »

Q. Is Murray a bigger choker than the Saffie cricket team?

no. he's just not good enough!
Well, some would say that about the saffies as well
that's harsh. remember he is not the first one. His present coach Lendl also won the final in his 5th final and Djokovic was just struggling to get to finals before he suddenly exploded in 2011.

If you mean Wimbledon final........then Lendl didn't win any.
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« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2012, 06:40:46 AM »

Q. Is Murray a bigger choker than the Saffie cricket team?

no. he's just not good enough!
Well, some would say that about the saffies as well
that's harsh. remember he is not the first one. His present coach Lendl also won the final in his 5th final and Djokovic was just struggling to get to finals before he suddenly exploded in 2011.

If you mean Wimbledon final........then Lendl didn't win any.
Yup, true...
And if he hadn't made the big W into his life's ambition, converting it into a Greek Tragedy, he might well have ended up with 3-4 more Slams, at least. Remember, he gave up Aussie after winning it back to back, and did the same with US and French... at his peak too...
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« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2012, 08:01:37 AM »

Q. Is Murray a bigger choker than the Saffie cricket team?

no. he's just not good enough!
Well, some would say that about the saffies as well
that's harsh. remember he is not the first one. His present coach Lendl also won the final in his 5th final and Djokovic was just struggling to get to finals before he suddenly exploded in 2011.

If you mean Wimbledon final........then Lendl didn't win any.
Yup, true...
And if he hadn't made the big W into his life's ambition, converting it into a Greek Tragedy, he might well have ended up with 3-4 more Slams, at least. Remember, he gave up Aussie after winning it back to back, and did the same with US and French... at his peak too...

Yes..he must be ruing that, in hindsight. :)
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