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Title: Tennis, Anyone?
Post by: Mr. Hankey on Sep 01, 2007 at 10:54 PM
For those of you who haven't found SkyCable's 2007 US Open coverage (it isn't on ESPN/Star Sports/Solar Sports), it's currently on Channel 33 as a "Test Broadcast" for a "Balls" channel.
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 01, 2007 at 11:05 PM
looked everywhere and couldnt find it, malas lang at Destiny kami :-[
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Post by: indie boi on Sep 01, 2007 at 11:24 PM
Uy thanks hankey! I've been wondering what channel will broadcast it. Sino ba ang top seeds ngayon?
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Post by: Mr. Hankey on Sep 02, 2007 at 12:35 AM
Men:

1. Roger Federer
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Novak Djokovic
4. Nikolay Davydenko
5. Andy Roddick
6. James Blake
7. Fernando Gonzalez
8. Tommy Robredo
9. Tomas Berdych
10. Tommy Haas

Women:

1. Justine Henin
2. Maria Sharapova
3. Jelena Jankovic
4. Svetlana Kuznetsova
5. Ana Ivanovic
6. Anna Chakvetadze
7. Nadia Petrova
8. Serena Williams
9. Daniela Hantuchova
10. Marion Bartoli

No comments about a channel called "Balls" yet?  ;D
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Post by: indie boi on Sep 02, 2007 at 08:28 AM
Uy, barring any injuries or sudden upsets, I think Federer will win this one again. Wow, Tommy Haas has really made amazing progress after being sidelined for so long.

As for the women's division, I haven't seen the top and bottom draws but my money's on Serena this year.
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Post by: tonedeaf on Sep 02, 2007 at 11:22 AM
dunno if its just me, but the channel seems blurred.
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Post by: Mr. Hankey on Sep 02, 2007 at 03:15 PM
dunno if its just me, but the channel seems blurred.

It's not just you. It looks like a pirated feed to me, actually.
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Post by: sardaukar on Nov 02, 2007 at 03:13 PM
Why is there boxing in a "Balls" channel?  ::) ;D
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Post by: Mr. Hankey on Nov 02, 2007 at 03:17 PM
Because boxers have...
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Post by: viper on Nov 02, 2007 at 07:42 PM
Because boxers have...

correct!
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Post by: blackie on Nov 03, 2007 at 12:29 PM
Not related to US open, but didn't Federer get beat......again?
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Post by: Mr. Hankey on Nov 03, 2007 at 05:44 PM
Yes, Nalbandian is on a roll!

I'm a Federer fan, but seeing someone beat him twice in a row suddenly makes tennis more exciting. It's been Federer's domain for too many months now.
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Post by: blackie on Nov 03, 2007 at 10:04 PM
Thanks for confirming that Sir ;D

Not like Federer to be beaten twice.  :o

Cheers,

Blackie ;D
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Post by: hubes on Nov 03, 2007 at 10:45 PM
I think from now on Federer will be concentrating on getting as many grand slam titles as he can, especially the French Open. I doubt that Nalbandian can beat him in a grand slam final.
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Post by: Mr. Hankey on Jan 21, 2008 at 07:36 PM
Bumping this thread for The 2008 Kia Australian Open.

Kawawa naman Ford, ano? I remember feeling bad for them the first time their name vanished from this tournament.  ::)

 ;D
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Post by: Munskie on Jan 21, 2008 at 07:48 PM
uy a thread for Tennis...... ;D nice.....
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Post by: indie boi on Jan 21, 2008 at 10:34 PM
Hantchukova's through, defeating Kirilenko in three sets. And does anyone notice Federer seems a tad slower lately?
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Post by: RNIverson on Jan 21, 2008 at 11:31 PM
I still won't bet against Fedex. Saw his match against Tipsarevic. Great 5th set  :o
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Post by: Battousai on Jan 21, 2008 at 11:40 PM
And does anyone notice Federer seems a tad slower lately?

The collective prayers of ATP players got answered. "Please, God, just one hint that this Federer guy's human outside of clay."
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jan 23, 2008 at 11:56 PM
so it's semis time already at the Australian Open..

Women's

Sharapova vs. Jankovic
Ivanovic vs. Hantuchova

Men's

Nadal vs. Tsonga
Federer vs. Djokovic

Sharapova's playing really well at this tournament.. Saw her game against Henin and she totally outplayed the world no.1.. Glad to see Ivanovic finally winning over Venus Williams.. If Sharapova and Ivanovic continue their excellent play (both haven't dropped a set yet for this tournament), there's a big chance they'd meet at the Finals.. on the men's side, I'd love to see Djokovic reach the finals.. unfortunately, he's up against Federer.. i'm guessing we'll have another Nadal vs. Federer finals..
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Post by: indie boi on Jan 24, 2008 at 12:28 AM
Sharapova's been my perennial pick especially after Clijsters retired. But for some reason, in this tournament, I find myself rooting for Jankovic. Ivanovic is really strong but again my sentimental favorite has always been Hantchukova.

I also want Djokovic to enter the finals but I think it is kinda remote with Federer as his opponent. But then Federer is not in top form right now so an upset could be possible. I haven't seen Tsonga play so I can't call this match versus Nadal.
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Post by: RNIverson on Jan 24, 2008 at 09:28 AM
Am I the only one rooting for Daniela Hantuchova?  ::)  ;D
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 24, 2008 at 12:34 PM
for ladies champion. id pick anyone but that demented loonie sharapova
for mens champion, either federer or tsonga
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Post by: sardaukar on Jan 24, 2008 at 01:22 PM
I can't believe the score of the Ivanovic Hantuchova match, at the start of the second set! I'm actually rooting for the latter but didn't think she had a chance.
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Post by: Munskie on Jan 24, 2008 at 01:25 PM
Ganda talaga ni Ana Ivanovic!!!!
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Post by: sardaukar on Jan 24, 2008 at 01:43 PM
Oops... did I speak too soon?
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Post by: dobler on Jan 24, 2008 at 02:37 PM
Ganda talaga ni Ana Ivanovic!!!!

yeah, panalo yan. haaaaaay! hehe  :)
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Post by: blackie on Jan 24, 2008 at 02:39 PM
 :o :o :o
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Post by: Munskie on Jan 24, 2008 at 02:41 PM
yeah, panalo yan. haaaaaay! hehe  :)
mukhang mananalo pa!!!!   Yung mestiza (maria) o sa morena (ana)??   
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Post by: Munskie on Jan 24, 2008 at 02:42 PM
Ana wins!!!!  Yahoo!!!  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: RNIverson on Jan 24, 2008 at 02:45 PM
Maybe next year Daniela  :-[

Go Maria!!!  :D
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Post by: Munskie on Jan 24, 2008 at 02:59 PM
Ana is 6'1"??   Wow!!!!  :o :o :o   ;D ;D ;D   :P
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jan 24, 2008 at 03:09 PM
great comeback by Ana.. but she's going to have her hands full against Sharapova.. Sharapova has been playing exceptionally well this tournament.. Maganda yung service niya at maganda rin yung galaw niya sa court.. and she's very aggressive, going to the net a number of times in her previous games.. mahihirapan si Ivanovic lalo na pag naunahan siya ni Maria.. but I'm happy both of them are playing in the finals.. I'm not really sure who I'll be rooting for but I'm guessing Sharapova would win.. now, here's hoping Djokovic upsets Federer tomorrow..  ;D
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Post by: dobler on Jan 24, 2008 at 03:39 PM
Ana is 6'1"??   Wow!!!!  :o :o :o   ;D ;D ;D   :P

nakita mo ba yung official website niya recently? pretty! but seriously though, she's moving up the rankings faster than anyone according to a press release last year.
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Post by: indie boi on Jan 24, 2008 at 03:48 PM
I haven't seen Sharapova play this well ever. She's really improved over the off season. Imagine demolishing Justin Henin by shutting her out in the second set. I agree, Ivanovic is going to have her hands full when they meet.

Looking at how Federer plays lately, I'm beginning to think that he's just acting like he's off his usual high performance level. He might think that people might be getting bored with him that's why he always looks like he's going to lose games or sets but at the last minute gives off those amazing shots of his. But then that's just me. He may really be off at this tournament.
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Post by: rascal101 on Jan 24, 2008 at 04:28 PM
Natalo si Hantuchova   :'(
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Post by: rascal101 on Jan 24, 2008 at 04:30 PM
I haven't seen Sharapova play this well ever. She's really improved over the off season. Imagine demolishing Justin Henin by shutting her out in the second set. I agree, Ivanovic is going to have her hands full when they meet.

Looking at how Federer plays lately, I'm beginning to think that he's just acting like he's off his usual high performance level. He might think that people might be getting bored with him that's why he always looks like he's going to lose games or sets but at the last minute gives off those amazing shots of his. But then that's just me. He may really be off at this tournament.

Sooner or later everyone cracks even Federer.
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Post by: RadicalDude on Jan 24, 2008 at 05:25 PM
Win or lose, I will always be a grunt-girl fan!  ;D

My sentiments on the recent women's semi-final match up... I was hoping for a "beauty and the beast re-match". There never was.

Neither a fan of Fedex or Rafa... go Djokovic!!!
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Post by: indie boi on Jan 24, 2008 at 05:51 PM
Tsonga's playing amazingly well against Nadal right now. He already took the first set. The guy may just win after all.
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Post by: sardaukar on Jan 24, 2008 at 06:46 PM
Yeah, those drop volleys were amazing! Kala mo badminton.
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Post by: RadicalDude on Jan 24, 2008 at 07:01 PM
Who's going against Federer? Tsonga? Well, I'm not underestimating him  ::), but if it'll be a lopsided finals... nahhhhh!
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Post by: indie boi on Jan 24, 2008 at 07:02 PM
That was a drubbing Nadal will not likely forget in a while. He was demolished even though he was actually playing well. It's really those drop volleys that are a sight to behold. It's like an instructional video on how to do the perfect drop volleys. And what about those awesome bazooka-like serves. Tsonga's da man! If he plays as well as he did vs Federer or Djokovic he's gonna win the finals.
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 24, 2008 at 09:38 PM
if tsonga continues to play like that he will win the tournament...neither federer nor djokovic will beat him
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Post by: rascal101 on Jan 25, 2008 at 12:56 AM
Galing pumalo ng bola si Tsonga. Superb technical skills.
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Post by: dobler on Jan 25, 2008 at 11:22 AM
ESPN Page 2 got love for Ana:  ;D
The new AI 
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=jackson/080124
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Post by: RNIverson on Jan 25, 2008 at 05:36 PM
Yikes, Djokovic got the 1st set 7-5 after trailing 3-5
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Post by: RNIverson on Jan 25, 2008 at 06:17 PM
Federer lost 2nd set 3-6  :o

World #1 in trouble  ::)
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Post by: RadicalDude on Jan 25, 2008 at 06:20 PM
It's Djoker's time!!! Hopefully...
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Post by: sardaukar on Jan 25, 2008 at 07:20 PM
I didn't want to jinx it like I did yesterday, but yay, finally, someone who can take Federer!
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Post by: Munskie on Jan 25, 2008 at 07:21 PM
yes....for a change!!!   kakasawa na si federer.....great aussie open for Serbia...
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jan 25, 2008 at 07:22 PM
It's Djoker's time!!! Hopefully...

It sure is! Federer kinda looked bored after losing his 5-3 lead in the first set.. The finals is going to be exciting with 2 very intense players.. so 2 Serbian players made it to the Finals..
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Post by: indie boi on Jan 25, 2008 at 08:39 PM
Chance for the young guns to carve a niche for themselves. I don't want to take anything from Djokovic's win because he did play well, but Federer really lost the game for himself. He was really not at his usual level in this tournament.

I'm going to root for Tsonga in the finals, based on what I've seen he looks like the better technical player.
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Post by: dobler on Jan 25, 2008 at 08:41 PM
Chance for the young guns to carve a niche for themselves. I don't want to take anything from Djokovic's win because he did play well, but Federer really lost the game for himself. He was really not at his usual level in this tournament.

I'm going to root for Tsonga in the finals, based on what I've seen he looks like the better technical player.

He's now a local hero in France. He even looks like Ali. Hehe
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Post by: indie boi on Jan 25, 2008 at 09:51 PM
Yeah, he does look like Ali! And I hear he's also got the same cocky attitude and tremendous amounts of self confidence. Finally, a tennis player with the level of charisma of the greats from the 70s. I long for the drama of those classic 70's matches from the larger than life players like McEnroe, Connors, Borg and the legendary Ilie Nastase, who could out "Bad Boy" McEnroe himself.
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Post by: Munskie on Jan 26, 2008 at 11:48 AM
Ana is a fighter!!!!  ;D ;D
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Post by: RNIverson on Jan 26, 2008 at 11:51 AM
What time is the Women's Finals?
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Post by: Munskie on Jan 26, 2008 at 12:19 PM
Its Maria!!!   

Sharapova deserves to win this one. Hope to see more of them in grand slam finals.   
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Post by: RNIverson on Jan 26, 2008 at 12:20 PM
LOL match is in progress! At least I didn't miss the 2nd set  ;D
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Post by: Munskie on Jan 26, 2008 at 12:42 PM
Meron raw horrifying body odor si Sharapova?  Even called by linesmen and ballboys in some tournaments as "Stinky".

http://sportscrack.blogspot.com/ (http://sportscrack.blogspot.com/)


Might be true, I recall those tally lanky Russian dancers who became regulars in Casino shows in Angeles.....they all have atrocious body odor.  :P
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Post by: indie boi on Jan 26, 2008 at 12:46 PM
Sharapova in straight sets. Ivanovic was in tears from frustration but she has a very bright future ahead of her so no real reason to feel sad. She is now ranked Number 2 in the world.
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jan 26, 2008 at 01:25 PM
Sharapova was just really in the zone the whole tournament.. Ivanovic didn't really play that bad.. Dinaan sa lakas ng palo at lakas ng sigaw ni Sharapova.. I think Sharapova's win over Davenport really gave her the confidence for the tournament.. Then when she won over Henin, she just went for the kill after that.. Nakatulong din yung pagkatalo ng Williams sisters.. For Ivanovic, those 2 emotional games before the finals may have taken its toll on her.. Those were 2 very hard games then she had to face a very in shape Sharapova.. Too much for her to handle at that point, I think..
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 26, 2008 at 01:38 PM
Meron raw horrifying body odor si Sharapova?  Even called by linesmen and ballboys in some tournaments as "Stinky".

http://sportscrack.blogspot.com/ (http://sportscrack.blogspot.com/)


Might be true, I recall those tally lanky Russian dancers who became regulars in Casino shows in Angeles.....they all have atrocious body odor.  :P


a demented loonie with a b.o. eh, no wonder roddick stayed away   :D :D

can you imagine being the ballboy who is given the towel she wiped off with eeeewww, kung yung chair umpire naamoy during the break yuck :o
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Post by: RadicalDude on Jan 26, 2008 at 04:59 PM
Sharapova was just really in the zone the whole tournament.. Ivanovic didn't really play that bad.. Dinaan sa lakas ng palo at lakas ng sigaw ni Sharapova.. I think Sharapova's win over Davenport really gave her the confidence for the tournament.. Then when she won over Henin, she just went for the kill after that.. Nakatulong din yung pagkatalo ng Williams sisters.. For Ivanovic, those 2 emotional games before the finals may have taken its toll on her.. Those were 2 very hard games then she had to face a very in shape Sharapova.. Too much for her to handle at that point, I think..

Luck of the draw, I guess...

Anyway, I'm happy seeing Maria raising up her 3rd Slam trophy... stinky odors? Who cares...

Next up... Djoker's game! I really rejoiced yesterday after watching and seeing the Fedex slumped all the time... Again, win or lose, I'll be rooting for the Djoker... I just love his personality on and off the court...
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Post by: RadicalDude on Jan 27, 2008 at 07:59 PM
YES!!! The Djoker wins!!!   :D :D :D
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Post by: Battousai on Jan 27, 2008 at 08:43 PM
a demented loonie with a b.o. eh, no wonder roddick stayed away   :D :D

can you imagine being the ballboy who is given the towel she wiped off with eeeewww, kung yung chair umpire naamoy during the break yuck :o

I'd actually pay to have sweet monkey love with Sharapova after a sweaty match.  ;D
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Post by: DaSilva on Jun 16, 2008 at 09:12 AM
warming up for wimbledon...

great match last night between nadal and djokovic at the artois championships. rafa's grass game is sharper now. novak threw everything at him.
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Post by: Mr. Hankey on Jun 26, 2008 at 12:13 AM
Whoa!  :o

Who would've thought, huh?  ;D
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jun 26, 2008 at 01:14 AM
Djokovic losing to Safin.. Brilliant! Not really a fan of him. I find him irritating.

How about that Ivanovic-Dechy match? I was rooting for Ivanovic but towards the end I was wishing Dechy would win. Dechy really played well and I feel bad she lost. Not a good game by Ivanovic. Too many unforced errors. Her service was inconsistent as well. I hope she plays better next time. She won't meet anyone really strong until the Quarters so it would be sad if she goes before then..
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Post by: indie boi on Jun 26, 2008 at 09:48 AM
Missed watching the French and currently missing the matches at Wimbledon because of work. :(
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jun 27, 2008 at 01:06 AM
if only Sharapova exerts the same effort on her shots as she does on her grunts, she'd win more matches.. another early exit for her on straight sets..
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 27, 2008 at 01:20 AM
yippee stinky is out ;D

yeah djokovic is irritating, glad his out too
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Post by: kristerocky on Jun 27, 2008 at 08:20 AM
Sharapova out.. Oh, well.. :-\
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Post by: blackie on Jun 27, 2008 at 09:27 AM
Go Nadal!!! ;D
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Post by: DaSilva on Jun 27, 2008 at 10:04 AM
the guy that nadal beat - ernests gulbis - looks like he could be better than djokovic, in a short time.
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Post by: blackie on Jun 27, 2008 at 03:00 PM
I agree DaSilva,

He surely gave Nadal a run for his money last night.

 ;D
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jun 28, 2008 at 01:27 AM
and then there were none.. the pretty girls are gone.. no more eye-candy.. yesterday, it was Sharapova and Hantuchova, today Ana Ivanovic got the boot.. totally outplayed by Zheng.. she seemed too slow compared to how she played at the French Open.. Oh, well.. I hope Nadal doesn't go next.. i'd love to see another 5-set match between him and Federer.. Federer is up against Hewitt next.. I hope Hewitt gives him a pretty good match.. He's been playing pretty well but Federer is just coasting through his matches so it'll be interesting how he fares against him..
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Post by: kristerocky on Jul 03, 2008 at 02:11 PM
Both Federer and Nadal entered the Wimbledon semi-finals. I'm hoping they make it yet again to the finals.  :)
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Post by: Swiss Knife on Jul 03, 2008 at 08:53 PM

VAMOS RAFA !!!
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Post by: blackie on Jul 03, 2008 at 09:10 PM
Yeheah Rafa! ;D
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Post by: kristerocky on Jul 03, 2008 at 10:51 PM
Venus Williams is advancing to the finals. Serena Williams is expected to follow her sister. Smells like Wimbledon '03.  :)
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Post by: kristerocky on Jul 04, 2008 at 07:09 AM
Venus and Serena Williams in the women's singles finals.
Roger Federer vs. Marat Safin in the men's singles semi-finals.
Rafa Nadal vs. Rainer Schuettler in the other men's semi-finals.

I'm smelling a repeat of last year's finals.  :D
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Post by: DaSilva on Jul 05, 2008 at 08:09 PM
"to be the man you have to beat the man"

so who's going to be the man tomorrow?
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Post by: Munskie on Jul 05, 2008 at 08:22 PM
"to be the man you have to beat the man"

so who's going to be the man tomorrow?

Are you talking about the Williams??  ;D ;D ;D


Just kidding.....
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Post by: RNIverson on Jul 05, 2008 at 09:06 PM
"to be the man you have to beat the man"

so who's going to be the man tomorrow?

My money's on Federer  ;)
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Post by: RNIverson on Jul 07, 2008 at 12:21 AM
3rd set currently suspended due to rain. Federer's down by 2 sets, 4-6 4-6  :(
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Post by: kristerocky on Jul 07, 2008 at 07:53 AM
Nadal wins it in 5 dramatic sets.. ;D
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Post by: blackie on Jul 07, 2008 at 08:23 AM
Fell asleep when they had to stop due to rain.   :-\.

Changing of the guard? ;D
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Post by: RNIverson on Jul 07, 2008 at 09:17 AM
This really hurts… Losing Paris for me was nothing, losing here is a disaster.

Sad day for Federer. I hope he'll get more motivated next season. Congratulations to Nadal for finally winning on grass!
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Post by: DaSilva on Jul 07, 2008 at 10:09 AM
greatest final i've ever seen. absolutely brutal and brilliant play from both. i set my recorder for 3 more hours after the 3rd set finished - and 3 more hours was not enough!

season isn't over yet... u.s. open coming up. hard courts are not a nadal specialty (yet) so it could be a federer-djokovic final. but we have learned not to count out rafa.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 07, 2008 at 01:03 PM
I was in my early teens in 1980 when I watched what I thought was the greatest Wimbledon finals between the legends Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.   Who would forget that over-extended 4th set (I forgot the score but it was an endless tie-break that went beyond 10 points I think) when Borg finally equalized the match at 2-2 and eventually won in the 5th set.

Last night's match between Nadal and Federer was definitely on the same level of greatness.  It could have gone either way.   Federer's resilience was unbelievable despite losing the 1st 2 sets.  He simply wouldn't relinquish his title without fighting up to the very last point.  How many times was he down 0-30 on his serve, only to answer with 4 straight point to win the game.    On the other hand, Nadal's recovery from all missed chances to wrap it all up in the 4th was equally amazing.  Had Nadal lost this championship, he would forever be haunted by the memories of him being up 5-2 in the tie-break, serving for the match, yet eventually losing the set.   John McEnro failed to do that in his epic battle with Borg in 1980.   I didnt want it to end despite totally losing Monday morning sleep.   

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Post by: jiggs84 on Jul 07, 2008 at 01:10 PM
its now been tagged as the greatest finals in Wimbledon history.
great match! not just a classic... but an EPIC...
are we now seeing the changing of the guards?
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 07, 2008 at 01:27 PM
Nadal is a great player, without a doubt almost the same level as Federer,
it just so happens that Nadal is much motivated lately, and the fact that he improved a lot
since last year. That's tennis my friend, like in any other sport, you win some, you lose some.

To both of them... Congratulations..

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Post by: hubes on Jul 09, 2008 at 12:51 PM
The style of nadal makes me wonder how long can he last? he can't be strong and athletic all the time. In 3 or 4 years time, he might get permanently injured or slow down na.
On the other hand, federer's style can last him up to early 30's if he decides to still play above 30.
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Post by: kristerocky on Sep 09, 2008 at 10:11 AM
Federer winning the 2008 US Open and his 13th Grand Slam - one shy of Pete Sampras' record.. :)

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Post by: indie boi on Sep 09, 2008 at 10:19 AM
And he's got so many years still left in him.
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Post by: ivannn on Sep 09, 2008 at 10:21 AM
federer needs to win the french open next year to really secure his place in history.
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Post by: hubes on Sep 09, 2008 at 10:46 AM
federer needs to win the french open next year to really secure his place in history.

as long as nadal is healthy, i don't think fed can beat him in roland garros.
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Post by: rock_star on Sep 09, 2008 at 10:56 AM
better luck next time for the brit, andy murray.
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Post by: indie boi on Sep 09, 2008 at 11:11 AM
federer needs to win the french open next year to really secure his place in history.
True especially since Sampras never won at Roland Garros either.
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Post by: ivannn on Sep 09, 2008 at 11:14 AM
yup nadal pa rin talaga makakatapat niya sa french open. ang naisip ko nga sana eh mag trade sila. pag-usapan nila na ibibigay ang french open kay federer tapos ang wimbledon kay nadal, kaso sa kasawiang palad eh nakuha na ni nadal ang wimbledon...
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Post by: DVD_Freak on Sep 09, 2008 at 11:16 AM
True especially since Sampras never won at Roland Garros either.

Wouldn't it be sweet for Federer to get his record tying title at Roland Garros.  That would put him a notch above Sampras even if they both won the same number of titles.
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Post by: DaSilva on Sep 09, 2008 at 11:34 AM
great display of skills today by federer. since i woke up to a lopsided one-set lead by roger, i focused on just watching him at work and not watching the ball or murray. brilliance.

about records - well, they are meant to be broken.

more important for tennis fans, roger is back on form, and he has been joined by several top-caliber players at the top: nadal and djokovic, and now murray, with del potro, gulbis, and others rising fast.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Sep 09, 2008 at 12:17 PM
I was wondering, if Federer had lost the US Open crown too, he might have followed Borg's path to retirement in 1981.  So glad his 2007 season ended on a positive note despite losing his No. 1 ranking, the French, the Wimbledon and the Olympics.  BTW, does Federer have a full time coach or his cuty girlfriend is also in charge of his training, among other things?


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Post by: Clondalkin on Sep 09, 2008 at 12:30 PM
as long as nadal is healthy, i don't think fed can beat him in roland garros.

Hi Hubes.  Now that I know you're interested in tennis, I think I have Xmas present for you (assuming I spend the holidays in Manila).  What about the greatest championship match of all time (Wimbledon 2008 finals) in high def glory?   Cheers Bro.
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Post by: ivannn on Sep 09, 2008 at 12:33 PM
yup federer has a coach and i think it has something to do with him losing the french open and wimbledon finals. kasi i think he hired a new coach nung start of the year na kilalang specialist sa clay na i think coached michael chang when he won it. yung kanyang gf todo support talaga sa kanya. sana naglalaro din ng tennis yun para pwede sila sa mixed doubles :P
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Post by: Clondalkin on Sep 09, 2008 at 12:49 PM
yup federer has a coach and i think it has something to do with him losing the french open and wimbledon finals. kasi i think he hired a new coach nung start of the year na kilalang specialist sa clay na i think coached michael chang when he won it. yung kanyang gf todo support talaga sa kanya. sana naglalaro din ng tennis yun para pwede sila sa mixed doubles :P

The cuty gf was a national tennis player in her teens so she must be quite good in the game as well.  That's how they met, I read.   I guess na TL si Roger because as "bigger than life" as he is, he could easily date celebrities just like McEnroe, Connors, Sampras, Becker and Agassi.    ;D
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Post by: rock_star on Sep 09, 2008 at 09:18 PM
for me, the most impressive player in the us open has got to be murray. i mean he defeated the world number one (nadal), played entertaining tennis, and that's why he deserved his ascend in the rankings. it has gotta be tough for andy to play in three straight days, your opponent has got a whole day of rest, and have to battle nerves and mental toughness in the finals in arthur ashe stadium. i went to the us open in its early stages two weeks ago and arthur ashe stadium is overwhelming if you are a tennis player. the place is huge!

now if murray can sustain his momentum and do a 'djokovic' (last years us open finalist) which means using the grandslam final experience and use it to win a grandslam right away or just win the season-ending masters champhionships, then he's definitely a staple in the top rankings.

just that don't do a 'fernando gonzalez' (last year's aussie open finalist) and just a flash in the pan
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Post by: edboy7 on Sep 09, 2008 at 09:55 PM
After Nadal's exit  at the semis...lost interest on finals na...alam ko na kung sino panalo e I think Roger still has it.
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 09, 2008 at 10:20 PM
federer should really thank murray for beating nadal, kasi if it were nadal in the finals, i think matatalo sya.

federer's record is already established, he doesnt have to do anything and he'll still be remembered as one of the best if not the best. He doesnt need roland garros. Although getting the french open will make him the best ever without a doubt. IMO, he'll probably get 17-18 grand slams before he retires.
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 09, 2008 at 10:24 PM
Hi Hubes.  Now that I know you're interested in tennis, I think I have Xmas present for you (assuming I spend the holidays in Manila).  What about the greatest championship match of all time (Wimbledon 2008 finals) in high def glory?   Cheers Bro.

pareng clondalkin, music to my ears yang 08wimbledon finals in hi-def mo:D Baka naman pwede ako masama sa copy, I can bring a portable hd whereever you want to make a copy. I have federer-sampras (only tournament meeting back i believe in 1991) wimbledon if you want (pero sd lang).
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 09, 2008 at 10:28 PM
yup federer has a coach and i think it has something to do with him losing the french open and wimbledon finals. kasi i think he hired a new coach nung start of the year na kilalang specialist sa clay na i think coached michael chang when he won it. yung kanyang gf todo support talaga sa kanya. sana naglalaro din ng tennis yun para pwede sila sa mixed doubles :P

i guess you noticed that since federer kept losing to nadal, he already comes to the net often. Dati puro baseline lang sya. But he's not going to beat nadal that way. The only way to beat nadal for federer is to serve and volley (specially in clay). If i were federer i would get stefan edberg as coach.
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Post by: ivannn on Sep 09, 2008 at 10:32 PM
that would be a great addition kung magiging coach niya si stefan edberg.
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Post by: kristerocky on Jan 29, 2009 at 07:13 PM
Roger Federer back to the 2009 Australian Open Finals...  :)

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Post by: ivannn on Jan 29, 2009 at 09:44 PM
chance na ni federer to make history :)

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Post by: blackie on Jan 30, 2009 at 07:06 PM
Roger Federer back to the 2009 Australian Open Finals...  :)


Who will he be playing?

That Safina Williams match is looking interesting too.  Rooting for Safina there, but Williams is just so strong :D
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Post by: sardaukar on Jan 30, 2009 at 08:02 PM
They're still deciding between Nadal and Verdasco and it's a great match!
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jan 30, 2009 at 09:49 PM
They're still deciding between Nadal and Verdasco and it's a great match!

Great match finally decided.   The longest match in Australian Open history.

Federer Vs Nadal for the championship.....here we go again!!! ;D
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jan 30, 2009 at 10:32 PM
That last serve by Verdasco is going to haunt him.. seems like he ran out of gas.. 2 double faults in that last game..
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Post by: sardaukar on Jan 31, 2009 at 08:02 AM
Grabe yung match na yon. Whatever happened to the baseliners who just returned the ball to the center of the court? Yung parang nagwa-warmup lang sila, hehe. Di na tuloy boring ang baseliners. ;D
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Post by: tonedeaf on Jan 31, 2009 at 08:24 AM
^fantastic match last night! sayang nga kasi when i got home and it was already the 4th set, with Verdasko leading 4-3. by the end of the 4th set, Verdasko had something like 91 winners but 69 errors.

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Post by: kristerocky on Jan 31, 2009 at 09:25 AM
Federer-Nadal finals yet again.. sweet.. ;D
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Post by: arnellspt on Jan 31, 2009 at 10:53 AM
I just watched the highlights of the verdasco vs nadal match, and they were really amazing, looked like the finals already. All sorts of groundstroke topspin winners from both camps, really felt awe for both of them, they're good friends and teammates as well, they both deserved to win the match. Now its fedex vs vamos, cant wait to watch that match too!
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jan 31, 2009 at 01:52 PM
at 4-4 on the 5th set, each had identical 190 points won.  that's how close it was.  but somehow,the better player usually gets the breaks towards the end.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Feb 01, 2009 at 10:23 PM
Congratulations Rafa!!!

With the (terrible) way Federer served during the entire match, it's amazing how he managed to keep it close until the middle part of the 5th set.   To add to that, 18 or 19 break point chances yet converted only 4 or 5 I think?   I wanted to cry with Roger.

This is an awesome rivalry in any case.

Roger should hire Navratilova, McEnroe or Sampras as consultants to prepare for his future matches with Rafa.

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Post by: ruth2art on Feb 01, 2009 at 10:36 PM
It seems Roger lost his energy and focus during the last set.
Rafa is really difficult to beat. He is like a human wall.. lahat ng ibato sa kanya, bumabalik. ;D
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Post by: Clondalkin on Feb 01, 2009 at 10:41 PM
It seems Roger lost his energy and focus during the last set.
Rafa is really difficult to beat. He is like a human wall.. lahat ng ibato sa kanya, bumabalik. ;D

Roger served worst during the 5th set.  I dont think half of his 1st serves went in.  Halos puro 2nd serve.  That's very frustrating at such juncture of a close championship match.

Yeah, Rafa is awesome.  And I like the "orderly" way he eats banana.   ;D
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Post by: sardaukar on Feb 02, 2009 at 08:58 AM
Okay din yung match, with a number of really good points. And at least ng 5 sets siya. But I found the Nadal Verdasco match much more exciting. Or perhaps I was just expecting it to be as good as their Wimbeldon finals.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Feb 02, 2009 at 09:35 AM
Okay din yung match, with a number of really good points. And at least ng 5 sets siya. But I found the Nadal Verdasco match much more exciting. Or perhaps I was just expecting it to be as good as their Wimbeldon finals.

So you'd rather not have it in HD Bro?   ;D

Yeah, when the match reached the 5th set, I felt hapi-hapi na yung game for all tennis lovers.  Sulit na yung 4 hours in front of the TV set.

Yeah, Verdasco nearly outmuscled Rafa at dawn on Saturday but I still think the baseline rallies and shot-making against Roger were more awe-inspiring. 

Commentators call them unforced errors but if you're hitting a Rafa ball spinning like a hard drive in all directions, how can you not be forced to swing a little bit long or wide?    :)

I think some of the best highlights of the match were all those break points that Rafa saved, especially the 0-40 ones.  Roger could have finished him in 4 sets if not for those recoveries in the 3rd set.  I'm still a huge Roger fan but hats-off to Rafa's mental strength, determination and athletism (my wife thought he's kindy sissy on the bench though.   ;D).   Hope Rafa doesnt get badly injured with his very hard play style and sustains the rivalry with Roger for years.  Cant wait for their next clash.  Hopefully, Roger won't retire so soon like Borg did, and can extend Rafa to 5 sets on clay.

But Roger needs a coach.   Somebody, other than his fiance, should advise him not to fight Rafa from the baseline too much on most points - but I love watching them play that way.   :)
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Post by: sardaukar on Feb 02, 2009 at 10:02 AM
So you'd rather not have it in HD Bro?   ;D

Well, now that you mentioned it, if I had to chose, I might get the semis match instead of the finals. :) But I don't often rewatch sporting events anyway so...

Quote
I think some of the best highlights of the match were all those break points that Rafa saved, especially the 0-40 ones.  Roger could have finished him in 4 sets if not for those recoveries in the 3rd set.  I'm still a huge Roger fan but hats-off to Rafa's mental strength, determination and athletism (my wife thought he's kindy sissy on the bench though.   ;D).   Hope Rafa doesnt get badly injured with his very hard play style and sustains the rivalry with Roger for years.  Cant wait for their next clash.  Hopefully, Roger won't retire so soon like Borg did, and can extend Rafa to 5 sets on clay.

Agree. Nadal climbing out of 0-40 was tremendous. No.1 na talaga siya. And Federer, well...ever since Wimbledon, he does not have the aura of invincibility anymore. Di na takot mga kalaban niya sa kanya. He's still very good, but he had that extra going for him before.

Agree, too that hopefully we get at least 3 more years of Nadal/Federer in the finals.
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Post by: DaSilva on Feb 02, 2009 at 10:17 AM
will roger overtake pete? or will rafa overtake them both?

(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/1458/rafavsfedat22ae3.png)

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Post by: skylynx888 on Feb 02, 2009 at 10:20 AM
They deserve to be the top 2 players in the world  ;) ;)
muntik na din ako maiyak nun habang nagsasalita c Federer   :'( :'( ;D ;D
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Post by: ruth2art on Feb 02, 2009 at 10:50 AM
They deserve to be the top 2 players in the world  ;) ;)
muntik na din ako maiyak nun habang nagsasalita c Federer   :'( :'( ;D ;D

The way the two of them played, it seems they are destined to face each other in the French, Wimby & US Opens.
They are both above their class. Hope they remain healthy for the year.

Seeing Roger in tears was a big surprise. He was really taken-in by his emotion.
He was the obvious favorite and the tears were more of frustration for having disappointed his supporters.
And as we fondly say... abangan ang susunod na kabanata!! ;D
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Post by: kristerocky on Feb 02, 2009 at 11:32 AM
Great finals!

I was rooting for Federer but then again that's that. Bawi na lang.. :P
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Post by: ivannn on Feb 02, 2009 at 11:43 AM
sana makabawi si federer sa french open para revenge talaga.
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on May 31, 2009 at 11:54 PM
Nadal finally loses at the French Open.. looks like it's Federer's time to finally get that elusive French Open title..
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Post by: ivannn on Jun 01, 2009 at 02:38 AM
oo nga eh. mukhang itong year na ang best chance ni federer to win the french open... :) pati so djokovic natalo rin.
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Post by: msgt16 on Jun 01, 2009 at 04:13 AM
I hope Roger wins his fit French Open. Pressured sya for sure. Now that the bigs are eliminated.
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Post by: blackie on Jun 03, 2009 at 10:35 AM
Will be pretty bad if he doesn't :-\

I hope Roger wins his fit French Open. Pressured sya for sure. Now that the bigs are eliminated.

oo nga eh. mukhang itong year na ang best chance ni federer to win the french open... :) pati so djokovic natalo rin.

Nadal finally loses at the French Open.. looks like it's Federer's time to finally get that elusive French Open title..
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 03, 2009 at 12:08 PM
Roger made another houdini-act by beating Haas while 2 sets behind. This shows he wants the title really bad.
While 23-seed Soderling, who beat Nadal earlier, made minced-meat of Davydenko in 3 sets.
I'd prefer to see Federer and Soderling in the finals. If in case Roger wins, then he can say to Rafa, "hey, i beat the guy who beat you!!".
Take that.;D ;D ;D
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 07, 2009 at 09:11 AM
Will Roger finally get his first French Open title or will he be denied again?
He is not as dominant as before where he usually breeze thru opponents.
Lately, he had to go thru come-from-behind, five-setter games to reach the finals.
Competition is catching up on him and this may be his last chance at the title.
Arguably, Roger is the best tennis player ever. He has nothing to prove.
Except maybe redeem himself from this one.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OLXmOzEKVdE/SYmNndAqmAI/AAAAAAAAADQ/P-NqdWO1WXA/s320/b_federer_1_11.jpg)
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Post by: Mr. Hankey on Jun 07, 2009 at 11:20 PM
Will Roger finally get his first French Open title or will he be denied again?

 :)

Well-deserved. I think it was this year or never for him.
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 07, 2009 at 11:31 PM
what was roger thinking? he should have thanked soderling in his speech for defeating nadal but he didnt :D
that was one boring final, soderling wasnt playing in the same level he did in defeating the rest.

suck cause i always thought sampras' record was nearly untouchable then came federer, looks like he'll break sampra's 14 major wins this year.
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 07, 2009 at 11:36 PM
How sweet indeed!!

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/59/fullj.1659217e12520fb2513efe56736648de/1659217e12520fb2513efe56736648de-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg)
(from Yahoo Sports Photo Gallery)
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 08, 2009 at 08:26 AM
B-o-r-i-n-g finals. 

But I'm happy for Roger winning the French finally - and the grandslam.
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Post by: ivannn on Jun 10, 2009 at 07:10 PM
federer finally got the french open :)
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 10, 2009 at 07:27 PM
Happy to see that he has finally completed his grand slams,
but I am pretty sure at the back of his head he needs to prove to himself that he ain't over the hill yet...
and he definitely needs to find a solution to match the game of Nadal...

No doubt about it, he is an intelligent player, but let's face it, Nadal has his numbers...

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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 11, 2009 at 09:26 PM
Happy to see that he has finally completed his grand slams,
but I am pretty sure at the back of his head he needs to prove to himself that he ain't over the hill yet...
and he definitely needs to find a solution to match the game of Nadal...

No doubt about it, he is an intelligent player, but let's face it, Nadal has his numbers...



i am pretty sure that he knows he ain't over the hill yet.
he knows how to beat nadal, and it was demonstrated by soderling. but knowing and doing are two different things. he needs to tweak his game a little bit and become more aggressive by attacking the net consistently. but herein lies his real problem. he needs to get himself fired up for every game. he must not be satisfied with his current game which would almost always beat anyone, anytime, anyplace except for the "freak of nature from madrid" who tracks down every ball specially at the baseline area. if federer can be aggressive from the first round to the finals of every tournament then nadal would be spending more time in his swimming pool drowning in his tears.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 12, 2009 at 11:21 AM
During the long rallys of the French Open Finals, I was seeing Soderling in Federer's shoes when playing against Rafa.

But Federer's serves looked a lot more potent than before. 

I'm a huge Federer fan but I would hope for Rafa to get his own grandslam in the US Open.
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Post by: Mr. Hankey on Jul 06, 2009 at 12:42 AM
10 all in the fifth set!  ;D

Antok na ako!
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 06, 2009 at 01:20 AM
30-game 5th set

50 aces from Roger

Hats off to Roddick!

Nice games!!!
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jul 06, 2009 at 01:23 AM
Federer finally moves past Sampras.. ayos yung 5th set.. 16-14.. Roddick lost but he gets to go home with Brooklyn Decker..  ;D

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/5192/sisss2008contents001bar.th.jpg) (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/sisss2008contents001bar.jpg/)
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Post by: sardaukar on Jul 06, 2009 at 07:35 AM
Haba nga, inantok na rin ako. Aga ko pang kailangang gumising.  ;D

But while the match itself was full of drama and excitement, I found the points themselves a little boring. Short points, unforced errors, few "wow" moments. Unless I'm just comparing this to last year and it's falling short.

The 4 set points in the second is probably still haunting Roddick. Sayang talaga.
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Post by: DaSilva on Jul 06, 2009 at 07:55 AM
The Times put it well - Roddick played better, but Federer is better at winning championships. "He used the brilliantly simple tactic of Not Losing."

Good touch to have Pete there.
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 06, 2009 at 08:25 AM
yup i was expecting roddick to win since mas maganda overall play niya. federer was making mistakes here and there unlike his usual self. But i didint like roddick to win since mayabang yun eh :D
I was hoping it would reach up to 30-30 para mabuksan yung lights.
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Post by: msgt16 on Jul 06, 2009 at 08:34 AM
I was also up all-night watching this match. Medyo boring nga kasi sagutan lang sila sa service. I really thought Roddick will win. Buti na lang hindi. ;D Hats off to Roger! Ganda nung jacket nya sa post-game conference. :)
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 06, 2009 at 09:04 AM
The final games of the 5th set turned out to be mostly a battle of serves with both players visible tired and slower.  The amazing thing is, Federer outserved (in terms of aces) a very strong server.

Federer played so smooth and relaxed that you'd sometimes feel he was losing his concentration. I dont think Roddick played better than Roger overall.  Yes he had some strange unforced errors and he broke Roddick's serve only once (and finally won it all), but Federer put a whole lot more pressure on Roddick's service games than the other way around, while he loved Roddick a lot more on his own serves.  The only time I felt Roddick really had a chance of beating him was during the survival period of the final set .  For a while there, I thought Federer had run out of gas, then delivered another ace.

But hats off really to Roddick.  I didnt expect him to put that much challenge based on their previous matches.   It was a pain looking at his distraught face after the game and he would probably have nightmares on the 2nd set tie-break lost after reaching set-point at 6-2.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 06, 2009 at 09:09 AM
Roddick played brilliantly, but Federer held it all together in the end,...
an epic battle of will power and sheer strength...

Hats off to both players...
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Post by: ivannn on Jul 06, 2009 at 01:25 PM
US Open naman ang next. :)

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Post by: DaSilva on Jul 06, 2009 at 01:59 PM
Federer finally moves past Sampras.. ayos yung 5th set.. 16-14.. Roddick lost but he gets to go home with Brooklyn Decker..  ;D

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/5192/sisss2008contents001bar.th.jpg) (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/sisss2008contents001bar.jpg/)


ok, i've made up my mind.
i want to play like roger.
but i want to play with andy's lady.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 06, 2009 at 02:32 PM
i want to play like roger.
but i want to play with andy's lady.

The cameraman was toggling between Mrs. Federer and Mrs. Roddick quite often during the entire match, and in some instances, it appeared na manganganak sa nerbyos si Mrs. Federer.  Anyways, I think Mrs. Federer has got the better looking face but she's no match to the body of Mrs. Roddick.  There's something strange about the nose of Mrs. Roddick - it kinda look like that of Roger...hehehe..  Well, kanya kanya lang taste yan.   ;D

Ang hot babe ay yung katabi ni Michael Ballack...and that very very old classy lady wearing hat who looked liked an actress of some sort.   Lumaki na yung braso ng wife ni Pete Sampras.   ;D
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Post by: DaSilva on Jul 10, 2009 at 06:19 AM
Before we leave Federer vs Roddick ... I stumbled upon this video of what has been called "Federer's Greatest Shot." It was in an earlier match against Roddick. Here's the link...

Federer's Best Shot Ever (http://www.metacafe.com/watch/399489/roger_federers_best_shot_ever)

I could not have imagined that kind of shot, and Fed's had quite a few of those unimaginable ones.
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 10, 2009 at 08:27 AM
agree, that was an amazing shot. he doesnt do those kind of shots now that hes older, pinababayaan na lang niya  :D They look so young then.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 10, 2009 at 11:07 AM
Before we leave Federer vs Roddick ... I stumbled upon this video of what has been called "Federer's Greatest Shot." It was in an earlier match against Roddick. Here's the link...

Federer's Best Shot Ever (http://www.metacafe.com/watch/399489/roger_federers_best_shot_ever)

I could not have imagined that kind of shot, and Fed's had quite a few of those unimaginable ones.

I think Roddick was given a warning for the racket throwing on the opponents side even though it was done with good intentions. 
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Post by: blackie on Jul 10, 2009 at 05:56 PM
Before we leave Federer vs Roddick ... I stumbled upon this video of what has been called "Federer's Greatest Shot." It was in an earlier match against Roddick. Here's the link...

Federer's Best Shot Ever (http://www.metacafe.com/watch/399489/roger_federers_best_shot_ever)

I could not have imagined that kind of shot, and Fed's had quite a few of those unimaginable ones.
:o :o :o :o :o :o
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Post by: ruth2art on Sep 14, 2009 at 06:31 PM
Federer is again on his way to another grand slam win at the US Open. Well, there's nothing new about that. But this miracle shot he made against Djokovic during their semifinal match will be one for the books:

   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37qyvTRVus8
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Sep 14, 2009 at 06:42 PM
It would certainly be a great feat for Federer,
but I was more excited with the comebacking KIM CLIJSTERS,
she played brilliantly, and ended up with the championship..!

How I wish Justine Henin would make a comeback as well,...
I miss her backhand...

ABC
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 14, 2009 at 07:33 PM
galing ni clijsters, that match was entertaining to watch.

naku hirap gumising ng 4am later :D
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Post by: ruth2art on Sep 14, 2009 at 10:49 PM
Caroline Wozniacki, the runner up, seems to be the new barbie of the tennis world. We definitely want to see a lot of her in the next grand slam tournaments.  ;)

     (http://www.tennisgrandstand.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/caro-wozzy-prestige.jpg) (http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/746/carolinewozniackiwk7.jpg) (http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/Caroline%20Wozniacki%20of%20Denmark_07_0.jpg)
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Sep 15, 2009 at 08:30 AM
Juan Martin del Potro Wins..!
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Post by: Battousai on Sep 15, 2009 at 09:36 AM
Wow! I was watching the first set at work and thought "another title in the bag for Roger" and I just changed channel.  :P
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:26 AM
Those who bet money on del potro won the lottery, the odds were really against him.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:41 AM
It was a great match...!

I was expecting Federer to eat del Potro alive with his groundstrokes, I was mistaken...
'twas a perfect match from the beginning...

Great game...
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Post by: RadicalDude on Sep 18, 2009 at 06:32 PM
I was never a fan of Roger... I'm always rooting for his opponent especially if it's a final match... The thing he did (talking with the umpire like that) made me wondered (and excited) if he'll also gonna crack like Serena on her match with Kim Clijsters ( ;D ;D ;D yipee!!! Kim won!!!)...
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Sep 18, 2009 at 08:45 PM
I was never a fan of Roger... I'm always rooting for his opponent especially if it's a final match... The thing he did (talking with the umpire like that) made me wondered (and excited) if he'll also gonna crack like Serena on her match with Kim Clijsters ( ;D ;D ;D yipee!!! Kim won!!!)...

Well, Roger rarely gets upset on court, but this one will cost him, not that it would make him cringe...
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SPORT/09/18/tennis.federer.outburst.fine.garner/index.html

Glad to see that Kim won that one, the Williams sisters has been bulldozing their way in grand slam events.
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Post by: ruth2art on Sep 22, 2009 at 10:04 PM

How I wish Justine Henin would make a comeback as well,...
I miss her backhand...

ABC

Don't look now, but rumor is... Henin's might be doing a Clijsters. :D
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=ArX.nIKsBnA1w8TFpoF94zQ4v7YF?slug=ap-henin-return&prov=ap&type=lgns
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 23, 2009 at 07:12 AM
i saw the video clip of henin practicing..shes in good shape! Ang laki ng right arm nya, halata nag we-weights.
too bad for clijsters coz henin always beats her when they square off.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Sep 23, 2009 at 09:01 AM
Well, its going to be one hell of a season for the WTA kapag bumalik si Henin,
Henin may know the game of Kim Clijsters, but she has not been that successful with
the Williams sisters, it may be the height factor, but in the end of it all,
I'm very pleased to see them back on court again, The Williams has been very dominant
in every Grand Slam, now its a whole new ballgame..!

Cheers...
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Post by: blackie on Sep 24, 2009 at 01:16 AM
The Backhand is back ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpiRI42eGCg
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Sep 24, 2009 at 07:15 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=4497427

ITS OFFICIAL..!

She's back..!
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 24, 2009 at 07:22 PM
Whats with these athletes "retiring" and then coming back??! Papansin lang when they say theyll retire tapos babalik din pala. Sana may rules ang major sports orgs that when you retire theres no more coming back ;D :D. Or if you want to come back you must give back half of your earnings to 3rd world countries ;) That way they would think twice before scheduling a presscon of their "retirement".

Kawawa naman si Clijsters, i hope this time matalo nya na si Henin sa Finals of a grand slam tourney.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Sep 24, 2009 at 08:15 PM
Well sir, dumadating din kasi sa isang athlete ang point na he/she has enough of this kind of life,
sinasawaan din sila sa daily routine nila, practice and training, hinahanap ang normal life na wala sa kanila.
Others take that kind of opportunity to recuperate their war injuries, then after a looong lay off, hinahanap naman ng katawan ang competition, ang most common complaint lang naman ng mga world class athletes ay ang everyday training and practice, walang ipinag-iba yan sa weekend warriors sir, dumadating ang point na sinasawaan sa games, and a loong rest is needed, then bumabalik naman ulit ang enthusiasm sa paglalaro...

Its going to be a treat to see kung ano ang sinasabi ni Henin na ipinagbago ng serve nya, and of course the best backhand in the business...

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Post by: pekspert on Sep 24, 2009 at 09:36 PM
yes i understand that point, but some athletes dont know what retirement means. They cant distiguish a layoff from retirement. Proper athletes will retire and not come back like Borg or Bobby Fischer. Henin just needed a short break from the game not retire. For me embarrassing  yung youll say youll retire then come back after a year.
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Post by: ruth2art on Sep 25, 2009 at 01:44 AM
Well, we could always say that Michael Jordan was a different story but he did came out of retirement twice. An in both comeback situations, most of the basketball fans appreciated his decision. Except, of course, the Jazz & Sonics fans.

Whatever the reason for retirement - lack of motivation, giving into the pressure of being at the top, change of priorities, recovering from injury, etc. - a comeback bid by a top athlete will always be anticipated & supported by most sports fans.

I do like the idea of sharing part of their earnings. After all, they are back for the the love of the game, right? ;)
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:59 PM
Marat Safin retires...

Safin Makes Emotional Exit To del Potro
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2009/11/Paris-Wednesday-Safin-Makes-Emotional-Exit.aspx

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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jan 27, 2010 at 08:35 PM
Watching the Australian Open,
Henin's back on tour again, and her Immaculate backhand... Simply beautiful...

Anyone catch that black plaster inside her left thigh..? What's it for...?

ABC
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Post by: onedown on Jan 28, 2010 at 08:21 AM
abc,

just guessing ... could be something to support or soothe muscles. read in lance armstong's book that they apply tape when something doesn't feel well in their muscles. the color of the tape they used then was pink.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jan 28, 2010 at 11:56 AM
abc,

just guessing ... could be something to support or soothe muscles. read in lance armstong's book that they apply tape when something doesn't feel well in their muscles. the color of the tape they used then was pink.

Thanks,...

Li Na also has it on the back of her thighs...

regards,
ABC
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:34 AM
Had a blast watching "HIT FOR HAITI"...
It's so great to see Sampras and Agassi again on court..!

Great game for a great cause...
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Post by: Don_Camote on May 29, 2010 at 09:51 AM
Speaking of Tennis.  Does anyone here have HD SkyCable subscription?  They say Sky is broadcasting the French Open in HD.  Any feedback on this?
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Post by: Don_Camote on Jun 03, 2010 at 12:13 PM
I guess I have to jump in without any feedback as to whether it's worth it or not.  I searched the internet and nobody said anything about the SkyCable broadcast of the French Open in HD good or bad so I gambled on getting a subscription for this HD broadcast from Sky and purchased the Viera 42S10S.

All I can say is Wow :o

It's so vivid that it's almost as if you are in Roland Garros  :)

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Post by: blackie on Jun 07, 2010 at 07:32 AM
Way to go Rafa!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 07, 2010 at 07:43 AM
Way to go Rafa!!!!!!!!!!

Kung hindi sana naging "maputik" yung laban ni Federer kay Soderling, Federer would have had better chances of extending Nadal to 4 sets on clay.   ;D

Rafa's gradual shift from "passive" wall to a more offensive play style is very impressive.  He's very young and would have a lot of chances to break Borg's record in the French Open as long as he stays healthy.

But his style of biting banana (gingerly left and right), then folding the peel very carefully and nicely is still too f#ckin gay.   ;D   Wife and daughter love to watch his peculiar ceremonies.   ;D
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Post by: blackie on Jun 07, 2010 at 07:45 AM
Kung hindi sana naging "maputik" yung laban ni Federer kay Soderling, Federer would have had better chances of extending Nadal to 4 sets on clay.   ;D

Rafa's gradual shift from "passive" wall to a more offensive play style is very impressive.  He's very young and would have a lot of chances to break Borg's record in the French Open as long as he stays healthy.

But his style of biting banana (gingerly left and right), then folding the peel very carefully and nicely is still too f#ckin gay.   ;D   Wife and daughter love to watch his peculiar ceremonies.   ;D
That would have been a lot better to watch too :D

Will this win move Nadal back to number one?   
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Post by: onedown on Jun 07, 2010 at 07:55 AM
from what i read, rafa will assume number 1 when updated rankings will be released tomorrow.
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Post by: NongP on Jun 07, 2010 at 11:59 AM
The king of Clay is back in business.  Looking forward to Wimbledon between Roger & Rafa in the finals  :)
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Post by: Swiss Knife on Jun 07, 2010 at 01:43 PM
The King of Clay is back...Vamos Rafa!!!
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 21, 2010 at 09:22 PM
Common, Roger,  WAKE UP!!!
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Post by: yeh-yeh on Jun 21, 2010 at 09:57 PM
Roger is tough in grass! Let's go Roger!
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 21, 2010 at 11:00 PM
Common, Roger,  WAKE UP!!!

He woke up just in time.  Hay salamat.   ;D
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 22, 2010 at 05:52 AM
i was about to close the tv thinking super major upset then suddenly things turned around. Roger was playing really bad the 1st 3 sets. He just got lucky falla was comitting errors in the 3rd set.

maybe this was the 1st time they played each other kaya ganun si roger ???
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 22, 2010 at 07:13 AM
t'was a day of "near upsets" at wimby.
novak & nicolay also took 5 sets to pass the first round... whew!!!

would be good to see how rafa & crowd-favorite,andy, will fare today.
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jun 24, 2010 at 04:47 PM
Isner-Mahut tied 59-59 on the 5th set.. ayos! ayaw talaga matapos..
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Post by: onedown on Jun 24, 2010 at 04:53 PM
the yet to be completed fifth set of the isner-mahut match has already broken the longest match in history. i'm guessing that wimby organizers might consider implementing tie break even in the final set.
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 24, 2010 at 05:17 PM
classic talaga yung mahut-isner...i wish they can make this available on DVD ;D It will take 4DVDs :D Naging box set tuloy.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 24, 2010 at 05:30 PM
source (http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/blog/busted_racquet/post/Isner-and-Mahut-deadlocked-at-59-59-in-historic-?urn=ten,250772)

Consider: The longest previous set at Wimbledon lasted 46 games. Isner-Mahut didn't just shatter the record, they obliterated it.

Among the other remarkable statistics from the match:

— It's the longest match in tennis history: 10 hours. The previous record was 6 hours, 33 minutes.

— Longest set in tennis history: 118 games.

— Most games in tennis history: 163 (previous record was 112).

— The match is almost two hours longer than the longest Major League Baseball game in history (an 8:06 game between the White Sox and Brewers in 1984).

— Both players broke the ATP record for most aces in a match. Isner had 98, Mahut hit 95. The previous record was 78. Combined, the two had 193 aces, more than double the old record of 96.

— Mahut had just three break points during the entire match.

— The first four sets took 2 hours, 54 minutes. The fifth set is at 7 hours, 6 minutes and counting.

— Mahut won 448 points to Isner's 428. Isner had more winners: 333 to 318.

— The final set is longer than the previous longest match in tennis history. That was 6 hours, 33 minutes.

— Isner had four match points, one at 11-10, two others at 33-32 and another at 59-58. The first and last match points came nearly six hours apart.

— At 50-50, Mahut had two break points and Isner promptly served a 134 mph ace.

— With Mahut serving at 52-53, the pair exchanged a 16-shot rally which ended with a Mahut forehand winner. It was the longest rally of the match. On the next point, Mahut dove for a backhand at the baseline following another long rally.

— The players took their first bathroom break at 58-58. While walking in the tunnel, they exchanged pleasantries, the first time they had spoken all evening.

— Mahut only qualified for Wimbledon after winning a qualifying match in a 24-22 final set.

— The scoreboard stopped working at 47-47.

We'll never see the likes of this again.

The match is scheduled to be completed on Thursday afternoon. But Wimbledon organizers may want to keep a court open for Friday, just in case.
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Post by: Mr. Hankey on Jun 25, 2010 at 12:04 AM
It's over! Isner won, 70-68 in the final set!

In a dozen years, they'll be remembered a lot more than whoever wins Wimbledon 2010. :)
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Post by: onedown on Jun 25, 2010 at 07:57 AM
the fifth set score looked like a score in a basketball game. i think folks would remember the isner-mahut  match more than the champ.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 25, 2010 at 08:14 AM
Shoulder and arm must be real sore by now,...
OUCH...

Great match though...
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 25, 2010 at 08:39 AM
Meron bang broadcast ng buong 5-set 2-day match?


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Post by: blackie on Jun 28, 2010 at 09:38 AM
Just in case you are interested :D

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/index.html
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 05, 2010 at 07:37 AM
Vamos Rafa!  Go for the Grand Slam!

I hope that Federer can recover his top form, and he and Nadal can continue their rivalry for at least 5 years.

   

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Post by: dpogs on Jul 05, 2010 at 10:39 AM
Vamos Rafa!  Go for the Grand Slam!

I hope that Federer can recover his top form, and he and Nadal can continue their rivalry for at least 5 years.

   



yup... namimiss ko ang laban ng dalawang ito...


and it happens si Nadal ang kadalasang nananlo... he he he.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 05, 2010 at 10:43 AM
yup... namimiss ko ang laban ng dalawang ito...
and it happens si Nadal ang kadalasang nananlo... he he he.

It goes both ways.  Actually, sa head to head match up nila in all grand slam finals, Rafa is ahead of Roger.
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 05, 2010 at 10:45 AM
yup...

and i really admire Nadal (he's my second favorite next to Sampras)... at isa pa gusto ko kay nadal iyong puruntong niya he he he
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Post by: ruth2art on Jul 06, 2010 at 02:01 PM
I was cheering for Berdych as he was the underdog.
But Rafa bullied his way and practically kept Berdych on the defensive.
Arguably with the best forehand and now armed with a wicked serve, Nadal may just keep that no.1 rank if he stay healthy all year.
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Sep 14, 2010 at 09:41 AM
Binawian ni Nadal ang Serbia.. ;D
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Post by: DaSilva on Sep 14, 2010 at 10:33 AM
Terrific match between Nadal and Djokovic. There's no denying Rafa his Grand Slam though. Records might still point to Roger as the greatest ever, but i think Rafa is the greatest competitor.
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Post by: NongP on Sep 14, 2010 at 11:47 AM
Rafa is only 24 yrs old and already completed a career grand slam.  He won his 3rd straight major title (French, Wimbledon, US) title this year, a record Rod Laver accomplished in 1969 winning all the 4 major tournaments in the same year.

The question on who's the greatest will always be debatable  ;D 
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Post by: blackie on Sep 14, 2010 at 02:44 PM
Terrific match between Nadal and Djokovic. There's no denying Rafa his Grand Slam though. Records might still point to Roger as the greatest ever, but i think Rafa is the greatest competitor.

For me, he is just so much more fun to watch :D
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Post by: DaSilva on Nov 08, 2010 at 07:44 AM
Ana Ivanovic has just won two straight tournaments, which makes women's tennis a bit more watchable. Looks like she was enjoying some Bali beach time too.



(http://www.wtatour.com/javaImages/5/1d/0,,12781~9182469,00.jpg)
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Post by: DaSilva on Apr 25, 2011 at 02:27 PM
Anyone still following tennis?

(http://blogs.tennis.com/.a/6a00d83451599e69e2014e880c9bfa970d-800wi)


Rafa just won Barcelona for the 6th straight time, two weeks after winning Monte Carlo for the 7th straight time. He is the only player in history to have won 2 tournaments 6 or more consecutive times. Remember that Rome and Roland Garros are coming up. He's won those 5 times.

To add to his records (courtesy of tennis.com):

- Nadal has won his 11th 500 Series title and is in 2nd place in the all time list, only one title behind Sampras who leads with 12 titles.

- Nadal is, by far, the best clay court player in history with a ible 93% winning percentage. Since 2005, Nadal has only lost 6 matches, and he is 186-6, which is equal to a 97% winning percentage. Nadal has won and outstanding 31 of 48 clay tournaments he has ever played for a 65% winning percentage.

- Nadal passed Borg with 31 career clay court titles for 3rd place in the all time list. Next ahead in the list is Muster with 40. Nonetheless, Muster’s wins are of a much lesser quality, as 26 of his titles are 250 Series level. Contrast that with Nadal who has only five 250 Series and 40 of a higher level.

- Nadal is also the best outdoor player in history with an 85.2% winning percentage.

- With his 44rd outdoor tournament win, Nadal has also surpassed Muster for 5th place in the all time outdoor win list. Next up is Agassi with 48 wins.

- Nadal has the all time best winning percentage at 400 wins (400-91 for an 81.5%) and 500 wins (500-105 for an 82.6%).

- Nadal is only 0.03% percentage points behind Borg for 1st in the overall career winning percentage record.
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Post by: rascal101 on Apr 25, 2011 at 02:31 PM
I am a Rafael Nadal fan. I read about tennis as much as I can.

I used to play a lot of tennis before but no longer do.
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Post by: BusyChild on Apr 25, 2011 at 02:37 PM
VAMOS, Rafa!!!!  ;D
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Apr 25, 2011 at 02:44 PM
Still active playing tennis,
but has to lay low for a while, it is just TOO DAMN HOT here in Cabanatuan,
temperature is at a sizzling 36 to 38 outside, not too healthy to stay out on the sun during this time...

Never been a fan of Rafael Nadal, I still prefer the gracefulness of Roger Federer,
but somehow, the intensity of Nadal always gets the best of Federer,
and I really do believe that most of the players now has the number of Federer...

Cheers...
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Post by: ruth2art on May 16, 2011 at 09:29 AM
Is Novak on steroids or what? ;D ;D ;D
He just bested Nadal in the finals of two consecutive clay tournaments for his 37th straight win.

Can't wait for the French Open to start. Buti na lang televised sa Balls TV.
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Post by: brainwashed on May 16, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Never been a fan of Rafael Nadal, I still prefer the gracefulness of Roger Federer,
but somehow, the intensity of Nadal always gets the best of Federer,
and I really do believe that most of the players now has the number of Federer...

Cheers...

Nadal showed how Federer can be defeated, by using power and speed coupled with intensity. Now, the other players use the same tactics against Federer with varying success. Federer needs to be more consistent in finishing off his opponents. He tends to ease up against opponents when ahead.
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Post by: BusyChild on May 16, 2011 at 11:48 AM
Grabe si Djokovic.... UNSTOPPABLE!!!  :o  ;D  :o
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Post by: dpogs on May 16, 2011 at 01:55 PM
natatalo ang manok ko sa Tennis... ayusin mo naman Nadal... hmp...


Nadal my favorite next to Sampras.
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Post by: ruth2art on May 17, 2011 at 01:25 PM
Sharapova seems to be getting back to form:

(http://l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2011/05/ipt/1305554339.jpg)

magaling mag-alaga si Vujacic, swerte ng mokong. ;D
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on May 17, 2011 at 01:30 PM
Grabe si Djokovic.... UNSTOPPABLE!!!  :o  ;D  :o

He somehow knows the weaknesses of both Nadal and Federer...
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Post by: blackie on May 19, 2011 at 08:01 AM
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703509104576327624238594818.html
 ::) ::) ::)
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Post by: BusyChild on May 19, 2011 at 08:11 AM
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703509104576327624238594818.html
 ::) ::) ::)




"How did Novak Djokovic conquer the tennis world?

Maybe the answer is as simple as this: Since last year, he's swearing off pasta, pizza, beer, French bread, Corn Flakes, pretzels, empanadas, Mallomars and Twizzlers—anything with gluten."


Ang hirap ng diet nya... hindi ko yata kaya yun... hehehe...
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Post by: brainwashed on May 21, 2011 at 05:27 PM
French Open starts tomorrow. Rafa tries to play the underdog and states that Novak is the favorite this year!
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Post by: BusyChild on May 24, 2011 at 10:36 AM
Vamos, RAFA!!!! King of Clay!
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Post by: dpogs on May 24, 2011 at 10:37 AM
go Raf...


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Post by: ABCmotorparts on May 24, 2011 at 01:18 PM
I'm still hoping Federer wins this one,...
Though the odds are really against him,
ang daming mas magaling na ngayon...
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Post by: brainwashed on May 24, 2011 at 01:55 PM
I'm still hoping Federer wins this one,...
Though the odds are really against him,
ang daming mas magaling na ngayon...

If the results follow the seedings up to the semi-finals, then Federer will have to beat Djokovic in the semi-finals and the winner of the Nadal-Murray other semi-final, to win his second French Open.
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Post by: BusyChild on May 25, 2011 at 06:44 AM
Yehey! Panalo si Nadal!!!!

VAMOS RAFA!!!  ;D
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Post by: blackie on May 25, 2011 at 12:46 PM
Yehey! Panalo si Nadal!!!!

VAMOS RAFA!!!  ;D

That sure was a  long one!  More than four hours!
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Post by: BusyChild on May 27, 2011 at 07:04 AM
Panalo ulit si Nadal!

VAMOS, RAFA!!!!
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Post by: pekspert on May 27, 2011 at 08:05 AM
i hope nadal beats djokovic! inis ako kay djokovic at mayabang ang mokong.

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Post by: ABCmotorparts on May 27, 2011 at 09:33 AM
Kim Clijsters crashes out,...

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/SPORT/tennis/05/26/tennis.clijsters.sharapova.french.open/index.html
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on May 31, 2011 at 01:12 AM
Sharapova's looking good.. not a perfect game earlier but she never lost focus.. won the 1st set after being down 1-4 then took the 2nd set after saving 5 set points..she's got a great chance to finally win the French Open now that the top seeds are gone.. wag lang ma-jinx.. ;D
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Post by: brainwashed on May 31, 2011 at 10:22 AM
Sharapova's looking good.. not a perfect game earlier but she never lost focus.. won the 1st set after being down 1-4 then took the 2nd set after saving 5 set points..she's got a great chance to finally win the French Open now that the top seeds are gone.. wag lang ma-jinx.. ;D

Unfortunately, there are still two former French Open champions playing, Kuznetsova and last year's champion Schiavone, though the two are in the same upper bracket of the draw. So she could be meeting either one of the two in the finals. For Sharapova to reach the final, she has to first beat dancing girl Petkovic and then meet the winner of the Li - Azarenka match. Not really a tall order knowing Sharapova's capabilities and fighting heart, but this is the French Open, and Sharapova's game is not really suited for clay!

But just the same, I'm rooting for her unless she meets Kuznetsova in the finals. :D
The French Open has never been this wide open since Henin first retired!
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Post by: blackie on May 31, 2011 at 11:51 AM
Monfils' match last night was another 4 hour showdown :o
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on May 31, 2011 at 04:27 PM

Lucky charm ata si Sasha.. Enjoy na enjoy.. ;D

(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz198/b-filmmaker/maria-sharapova-2011-roland-garros-practice-02.jpg)
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jun 01, 2011 at 08:58 PM
Maria's through to the semis.. she faces Li Na next.. Nadal-Soderling naman ngayon.. Rafa's looking good so far.. he's up 5-3..
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Post by: blackie on Jun 02, 2011 at 05:24 AM
How much more exciting could this get Rafa vs Murray, Fed vs Djoc!!!!  Wahoo!
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 02, 2011 at 10:16 AM
Nasa home stretch na,..!

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/ms/index.html

I still would like to see Roger takes this one,
redeem himself sa lahat ng pagkatalo nya kay
Nadal and Djokovic...
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 02, 2011 at 08:13 PM
Maria Sharapova loses to Na Li.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 04, 2011 at 06:37 AM
nadal beats murray in 3 sets.
federer beats djokovic in 4 sets.

nadal - federer finals!

nadal goes for his 6th french open crown to tie borg while federer goes for his 2nd french open crown. if federer beats nadal, he would only be the 2nd player to beat nadal in the french open, the 1st being soderling. but there is the added incentive of beating nadal in his own turf!
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 04, 2011 at 06:45 AM
AWESOME,..! This is oing to be one epic battle on Nadal's ground,
and its gonna be one hell of a vindication for Federer,
watchin' the replay now of Federer and Djokovic...

Go Federer,.!

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Post by: dpogs on Jun 04, 2011 at 07:31 AM
hays... mabuti naman nanalo si fed...



this is what we called... true rivalry... fed and nad...
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 04, 2011 at 09:42 PM
Fantastic tournament by Li Na, congrats to her.

China has its first grandslam winner!

She was in control of the match for most of the time except for a brief period in the second set where nerves got the better of her and she froze up allowing Schiavone to break back and get the lead. It's a good thing she settled down in the tie break!
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 05, 2011 at 08:57 PM
Cant believe Rafa could still win the 1st set from 2-5 at set point.  Awesome 62 mins.

Now, Roger seems to be lost in the 2nd round with too many unforced errors.  Even his face looks totally dejected.    Mukhang hindi kami pupuyatin ni Roger - that after thinking just before supper that mukhang makakaisang set si Roger.   :(
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 05, 2011 at 09:03 PM
kinakabahan ako para kay rafnad...


sana manalo siya... para tie record na and then break the record next year...
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 05, 2011 at 09:32 PM
Play about to resume (from rain delay) at deuce with Rafa leading 5-4 and serving.  Kinakabahan ako.   ;D.  And lalong puyat.   >:(

Rafa still wouldnt throw away his banana kahit play suspended.   ;D
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 05, 2011 at 10:45 PM
Roger extends it to the 4th set.   YES!   ;D
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 05, 2011 at 11:19 PM
Fantastic win by NADAL!  Tsuyoi!   Super clay court master!!!

Borg has finally been equalled at Roland Garros, and Rafa is still pretty young to break the record.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 06, 2011 at 12:11 AM
whew... panalo si rafnad... yes.
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Post by: DaSilva on Jun 06, 2011 at 04:32 AM
(http://www.tennistournaments4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/rafael-nadal-french-open-2011.jpg)

Name: Rafael "Rafa" Nadal
Birthdate: June 3, 1986
Address: Inside Roger Federer's head
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 06, 2011 at 06:36 AM
Problem ng ka-birthday kong si Federer, Nadal knows 1000% how to beat him methodically.   It seems the other top players have better chances of beating Nadal than the great Federer.

I thought Roger did pretty well in the first set by attacking the net as often as he could, on serve.  It was effective.  But then he reverted to his usual baseline game eventually, lost the sting on his 1st serves and he simply had tooooo much unforced error (but could be argued as pseudo-forced errors given the fact that Nadal's ball spins like hell).

On the other hand, Rafa is simply too superior on clay and despite his slow start in the tournament and injury here and there, he only had to see Federer on the other side of the net to elevate his game at Roland Garros beyond other's reach - and he also needed to change his foot plaster during the 1st set to start the meticulous destruction of Roger's fast start - hehe. 

And if Nadal manages to stay healthy enough for the next 4 or 5 years, and given his impressive adaptation on faster surfaces, he may actually exceed the grand slam titles of Roger and be the greatest after all.
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Post by: blackie on Jun 06, 2011 at 07:25 AM
(http://www.tennistournaments4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/rafael-nadal-french-open-2011.jpg)

Name: Rafael "Rafa" Nadal
Birthdate: June 3, 1986
Address: Inside Roger Federer's head
VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!
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Post by: BusyChild on Jun 06, 2011 at 07:44 AM
CONGRATULATIONS, RAFA!!!! King of Clay!!!

Congrats na rin kay Fed for snapping Djokovic's streak.... hehehe!!!

VAMOS, RAFA!!!!
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Post by: NongP on Jun 07, 2011 at 11:02 AM
I think Roger can still beat Rafa but not in Roland Garros ;)  Looking forward at Wimby  ;D
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Post by: BusyChild on Jun 07, 2011 at 11:06 AM
I think Roger can still beat Rafa but not in Roland Garros ;)  Looking forward at Wimby  ;D

Yup... may chance... babawi nga daw si Fed....  ;)
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 07, 2011 at 11:46 AM
Clay surface is not his turf,...

But it was indeed a good match,...

Hang in there Roger...
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 07, 2011 at 01:57 PM
I think Roger can still beat Rafa but not in Roland Garros ;)  Looking forward at Wimby  ;D

Federer can definitely beat Nadal even at Roland Garros. He has the game to do it. Unfortunately, he doesn't have the mentality to beat Nadal. Nadal has Federer psychologically beaten.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 07, 2011 at 02:05 PM
Federer can definitely beat Nadal even at Roland Garros. He has the game to do it. Unfortunately, he doesn't have the mentality to beat Nadal. Nadal has Federer psychologically beaten.

I hate to agree, but this is so true...  :-\
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Post by: DaSilva on Jun 07, 2011 at 02:27 PM
Yes, agree also. Fed showed that he can beat Rafa on clay, which he did in the first 7 games, and in the third set. Take the ball on the rise, take chances, rush the net, serve and volley, etc.

Then Fed falls back to his old habits, first allowing the ball to rise too high on his backhand, then after a while his forehand goes spraying balls too.

The tennis.com analysts said it simply: Nadal's topspin forehand to Federer's one-handed backhand is a battle that Federer cannot win. Therefore Roger has to change his game plan.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 08, 2011 at 01:28 PM
After losing to Nadal 16x over and 4x at Roland Garros, I cannot believe that Federer is not fully aware of what he should do to beat Rafa at The French Open.  The gameplan is known to any tennis fan. Unfortunatly, Roger simply cant execute it to date. It has always been the same story again and again.

Even the combined prayers of my wife and I during matches didnt help. hehe

I think Roger is quite lucky that he is about 5 years older than Rafa, but I would still root for him everytime he plays Nadal.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 08, 2011 at 03:37 PM
After losing to Nadal 16x over and 4x at Roland Garros, I cannot believe that Federer is not fully aware of what he should do to beat Rafa at The French Open.  The gameplan is known to any tennis fan. Unfortunatly, Roger simply cant execute it to date. It has always been the same story again and again.

Even the combined prayers of my wife and I during matches didnt help. hehe

I think Roger is quite lucky that he is about 5 years older than Rafa, but I would still root for him everytime he plays Nadal.

Federer is fully aware of what he needs to do to beat Rafa. He tries to execute it at the start of his matches with Rafa with success. But when the pressure  is on he reverts back to what he has been doing and what he has had success with these past years. And that is when Rafa starts to wear him down both physically and mentally. I guess you really can't teach old dogs new tricks, at least not quickly enough. And mind you, Federer is not yet old.
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Post by: NongP on Jun 09, 2011 at 08:58 PM
Sure Roger can beat Rafa on clay (actually he already did) but like i said not at Roland Garros ;D 
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 20, 2011 at 03:56 PM
Wimbledon starts today!
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 20, 2011 at 04:00 PM
Wimbledon starts today!

Grass used to be Roger's turf, can't wait to see who emerges to be the 2011 champion,..!

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Post by: BusyChild on Jun 21, 2011 at 09:12 AM
VAMOS RAFA!!!!

Nadal wins first round... whew.... Go go go!!!
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Post by: yygoob on Jun 21, 2011 at 12:05 PM
meron ba ditong naglalaro ng tennis lara tayo minsan!!! ;D  gayahin natin palo ni rafa n federer... :o
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Post by: BusyChild on Jun 21, 2011 at 12:09 PM
meron ba ditong naglalaro ng tennis lara tayo minsan!!! ;D  gayahin natin palo ni rafa n federer... :o

Ako! Naglalaro! Pero sa PS3 lang... hehehehe.. Top Spin 4. Hindi ko kaya sa actual game... nakakahingal.  ;D
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Post by: yygoob on Jun 21, 2011 at 02:54 PM
ako naglalaro lang para wag gaanong tumaba....pilit ginanagaya ang mga tira ng mga pro....
kaya ang mga shots ko pro na pro......pro out at net... ;D
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Post by: blackie on Jun 23, 2011 at 10:15 AM
VWilliams /Date- Krumm Great match last night ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM
meron ba ditong naglalaro ng tennis lara tayo minsan!!! ;D  gayahin natin palo ni rafa n federer... :o

I still play regularly,...

 ;)
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Post by: BusyChild on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:25 PM
VAMOS RAFA!!!!

Nadal wins 16th straight Wimbledon match!

Wooohooo!  ;D
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:27 PM
Roger needs to prove something here,...
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:38 PM
VAMOS RAFA!!!!

Nadal wins 16th straight Wimbledon match!

Wooohooo!  ;D

sana magtuloy tuloy...


magkakaharap ba sila ni Fed sa finals?
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:40 PM
VWilliams /Date- Krumm Great match last night ;D ;D ;D

I wanted to cry for Date Kumiko.   :(
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:40 PM
sana magtuloy tuloy...


magkakaharap ba sila ni Fed sa finals?

Pag natalo si Nadal, malamang sa hindi sya ang makakatapat ni Roger

HAHAHAHA

 ;D
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:46 PM
Pag natalo si Nadal, malamang sa hindi sya ang makakatapat ni Roger

HAHAHAHA

 ;D

ung sa bracketing... baka kasi semifinal pa lang magmeet na ung dalawa (same bracket)...
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Post by: BusyChild on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:58 PM
True!

If Nadal does make it through to another final, there is a good chance he could be up against Federer or second-ranked Novak Djokovic.

VAMOS RAFA!!!! (pero magaling din yung makakalaban nya... woohoo.. bahala na!)  ;D
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 23, 2011 at 07:46 PM
True!

If Nadal does make it through to another final, there is a good chance he could be up against Federer or second-ranked Novak Djokovic.

VAMOS RAFA!!!! (pero magaling din yung makakalaban nya... woohoo.. bahala na!)  ;D

Assuming the top 8 seeds get to the quarterfinals, Nadal will meet no.6 Berdych. If he wins, and there is no reason why he won't, having beaten Berdych in last year's final, he then will face in the semi-final either no.4 Murray or no.8 Roddick.

On the lower half of the draw, no.3 Federer will face no.7 Ferrer while no.2 Djokovic will face no.5 Soderling in the quarterfinals.

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Post by: blackie on Jun 24, 2011 at 05:59 AM
I wanted to cry for Date Kumiko.   :(

Agree.  Was rooting for her :)
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 24, 2011 at 11:17 AM
too bad, wala na si Li Na. The turn of events happened when she was supposed to win a point but the bumbling lineman called her shot out. Her game went south after that.

Looks like serena will win the ladies side again. Sa mens naman i think Nadal will win if he gets past federer.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 24, 2011 at 02:05 PM
too bad, wala na si Li Na. The turn of events happened when she was supposed to win a point but the bumbling lineman called her shot out. Her game went south after that.

wasn't able to watch the game. didn't Li Na challenge the call?

Looks like serena will win the ladies side again. Sa mens naman i think Nadal will win if he gets past federer.

Sharapova is in Serena's part of the draw so nothing's sure as of now. Venus is in the lower half of the draw so another Williams-Williams final is possible.

Based on the draw, Nadal can only face  Federer in the final, that is if they both get through.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 24, 2011 at 04:50 PM

Based on the draw, Nadal can only face  Federer in the final, that is if they both get through.


oh yeah... Nad and Fed again... sana sila magharap sa finals.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 28, 2011 at 12:42 AM
The Williams sisters are out!

Serena lost to Bartoli 3-6, 6-7 while Venus lost to Pironkova 2-6, 3-6.

Sharapova is the only remaining former Wimbledon and grandslam winner!

World no.1 Wozniacki was also booted out, losing to Cibulkova in 3 sets 6-1, 6-7, 5-7.
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Post by: BusyChild on Jun 28, 2011 at 09:58 AM

oh yeah... Nad and Fed again... sana sila magharap sa finals.

Wooohooo!!!! VAMOS RAFA!!!!

Kaso turf ni Fed itong wimbledon (gulp!).... bahala na... hehe.. basta VAMOS RAFA!!!
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM
Wooohooo!!!! VAMOS RAFA!!!!

Kaso turf ni Fed itong wimbledon (gulp!).... bahala na... hehe.. basta VAMOS RAFA!!!

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2011-06-27/201106271309176322554.html

He's injured,...  :o
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Post by: blackie on Jun 28, 2011 at 03:04 PM
ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: BusyChild on Jun 28, 2011 at 03:11 PM
http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2011-06-27/201106271309176322554.html

He's injured,...  :o

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!  :'(  :'(  :'(
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 28, 2011 at 05:27 PM
Another hot dog shot by Ferderer in his 4th round match with Youzny:  ;D ;D ;D
   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73pQY-Xdpds

Lucky shot? Here's a collection of those amazing shots: :o :o :o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVYJ1dSVRG8&feature=related
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Post by: BusyChild on Jun 28, 2011 at 08:41 PM
Game on pa rin daw si Rafa..... woohoo!

VAMOS RAFA!!!
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Post by: BusyChild on Jun 29, 2011 at 11:33 AM
Nadal given all clear to face Fish

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2011-06-28/201106281309279743400.html

Woot! VAMOS RAFA!
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 29, 2011 at 11:25 PM
Tsonga boots out Federer in 5 sets!
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 30, 2011 at 02:11 AM
yes... panalo si Nad... kahit injured nanalo pa rin...
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 30, 2011 at 08:32 AM
Tsonga boots out Federer in 5 sets!

Tsi-nongga ng serve ni Tsonga si Federer sa last 3 sets.  Tinalo in 3 breaks in 3 sets.

Pero grabe nga yung power ni Tsonga during the last 3 sets.  Yung tunog ng serves and power strokes ay nakaka-tsongga.  Federer looked practically hopeless in many instances.

Up to yesterday I was already planning my Sunday night for a finale between Nadal and Federer.  So now, I feel Tsongged!

Super Tsongged si Federer dahil he actually won more points, and committed very few unforced errors, but still lost the match in the end.

The ladies in Tsonga's family box are quite pretty.  Ano kayang mix-lahi yon?
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 30, 2011 at 10:33 AM
OUCH,..!

 :D
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Post by: blackie on Jun 30, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Tsonga boots out Federer in 5 sets!

Yeheah!

Watched this last night.  Came back from 2-0!!!
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Post by: DaSilva on Jun 30, 2011 at 02:42 PM
Matigas ang ulo ni Fed. He didn't adjust his game in the last three sets to counter the change in Jo Willy's game. Not to take anything away from Tsonga. It was his best match since the Thrilla in Manila haha.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 30, 2011 at 05:10 PM
Matigas ang ulo ni Fed. He didn't adjust his game in the last three sets to counter the change in Jo Willy's game. Not to take anything away from Tsonga. It was his best match since the Thrilla in Manila haha.

Naniniwala pa rin kasi si Federer na at some point in the game bibigay yung kalaban niya just as long as he plays his usual game. Kaso hindi na totoo yan kasi alam na ng mga players na kaya na nilang talunin si Federer. Yung aura of invincibility dati ni Federer ay na kay Nadal na!
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Post by: BusyChild on Jul 01, 2011 at 10:40 PM
Ganda ng Tsonga vs Djokovic game kahit na mukhang matatalo si Tsonga....
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Post by: BusyChild on Jul 02, 2011 at 12:07 AM
DJOKOVIC TO BECOME NEW WORLD NO. 1 MONDAY

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/06/26/Wimbledon-Friday-Djokovic-To-Become-New-Number-One-Monday.aspx

Novak Djokovic is guaranteed to become the new World No. 1 in the 2011 South African Airways ATP Rankings on Monday by reaching the Wimbledon final. The Serb Friday defeated Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-7(9), 6-3 in the semi-finals of the 125th Wimbledon Championships. Djokovic will overtake Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who held the top spot for 56 weeks in his second stint as No. 1.

Djokovic’s ascendance to World No. 1 can be attributed to an incredible 2011 season, which includes a 47-1 record through Friday’s Wimbledon semi-final victory. Djokovic has claimed seven titles, including his second Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, and four ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crowns at Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Rome. The Serb defeated Nadal in all four of those Masters 1000 finals.

Djokovic becomes the 25th player to reach No. 1 and is the first player other than Nadal or Roger Federer to grasp the top spot since Andy Roddick held the ranking for 13 weeks from 3 November 2003 to 2 February 2004. Djokovic is the first player from his country to achieve the milestone; Serbia is the 13th nation represented atop the South Africans Airways ATP Rankings.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 02, 2011 at 10:59 PM
I find the new Wimbledon Women's Champ hot at 6 ft tall and full bodied (judging from other full bodied female professional tennis players that I've seen in person, I'm sure she looks quite nice and very tall in person..hehe)

Congratulations to Petra Kvitova.  She's simply better than Maria on this particular match.
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 02, 2011 at 11:09 PM
Good natalo si Stinky-pova ;D
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Post by: brainwashed on Jul 02, 2011 at 11:47 PM
Good natalo si Stinky-pova ;D

I'm sure mabango siya kahit na pinagpapawisan. :D
Mas appropriate pa siguro ang shrieky-pova. ;D
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Post by: ruth2art on Jul 03, 2011 at 08:13 AM
Mas appropriate pa siguro ang shrieky-pova. ;D

+1.  ;D

For the men's final, i'm hoping the underdog Novak wins.
It won't be fitting to be ranked No.1 in the world if he loses this match.
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 03, 2011 at 09:55 AM
I'm sure mabango siya kahit na pinagpapawisan. :D
Mas appropriate pa siguro ang shrieky-pova. ;D

Actually its the ballboys themselves who nicknamed her "stinky". Kasi she literally stinks during the game. Walang gusto lumapit sa kanya kasi she makes them nauseous. Now you know why Roddick stayed away. ;)
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 03, 2011 at 10:33 AM
Actually its the ballboys themselves who nicknamed her "stinky". Kasi she literally stinks during the game. Walang gusto lumapit sa kanya kasi she makes them nauseous. Now you know why Roddick stayed away. ;)

They've all got to be stinky when they play and practice that much under the sun, but it's really difficult to judge sa TV.

But soccer players...nakupo talagang nakakahilo lalo na't nakasabay mo sa plane.

I think Roddick realized he liked big and bouncy natural boobs afterall.   ;D
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Post by: BusyChild on Jul 03, 2011 at 01:55 PM
+1.  ;D

For the men's final, i'm hoping the underdog Novak wins.
It won't be fitting to be ranked No.1 in the world if he loses this match.

This will be a very good match to watch! I'm not really a die-hard fan of Nadal, just a regular fan, and I am hoping naman that Nadal wins... hehehe.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 03, 2011 at 09:37 PM
Just found out that the finals is being broadcast in 3D.  Must be quite awesome to see that heavy top spin Nadal forehand ball approach you.

So far Djokovic is doing a Nadal on Rafa... hehe...beating Rafa on long rallies.



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Post by: BusyChild on Jul 03, 2011 at 11:02 PM
After losing the first two sets to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, Rafael Nadal is on the fightback having won the third set. VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: BusyChild on Jul 03, 2011 at 11:44 PM
OUCH!!! Talo si RAFA... huhuhu...  :'(

Congrats, Novak!
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Post by: ruth2art on Jul 04, 2011 at 12:06 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/f3/fullj.16941181d0ee1c865aa9c6ef74dc59bf/16941181d0ee1c865aa9c6ef74dc59bf-getty-118065358.jpg)
Novak is No.1 ;D
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Post by: BusyChild on Jul 04, 2011 at 12:34 AM
Novak dethroned Rafa....  :'(
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Post by: brainwashed on Jul 04, 2011 at 12:43 AM
It seems Novak has Rafa's number, while Rafa has Roger under his spell. Roger, on the other hand, still has Novak under control.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 04, 2011 at 01:07 AM
Matibay sa groundstrokes si Djoko, out dueling Rafa at his own game. And when he concentrates, he barely makes any errors. Good win.
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Post by: DaSilva on Jul 04, 2011 at 05:48 AM
The opponents of Djokovic have been saying that he uses movement even more than Nadal does. I didn't believe it -- until last night. Djokovic covers the court even more fluidly than Rafa does.

Plus, is there any better backhand in tennis than Novak's? Not right now. Did any player in history have a better backhand? I'm still thinking.

Rafa's best shot, his forehand, goes right into Novak's best shot, his backhand. Kontra-pelo.
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Post by: ruth2art on Jul 04, 2011 at 06:38 AM
IMO, aside from his skills, the biggest improvements in Novak's game are his stamina and maturity.
In the past, he will be seen breathing heavily ang sweating profusely after long rallies. Oftentimes, after an unforced error, he will curse at himself, beat his racquet to the ground or even his head. But now, you can even see him smile at his mistakes and clap at an opponent's passing shot. These are traits that Rafa & Roger learned early in their careers. His time has come.
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Post by: onedown on Jul 04, 2011 at 08:19 AM
i think i read somewhere that djokovic's improved fitness was due to a change in diet. apparently he was intolerant to some of the foods he had been consuming.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 04, 2011 at 09:02 AM
The opponents of Djokovic have been saying that he uses movement even more than Nadal does. I didn't believe it -- until last night. Djokovic covers the court even more fluidly than Rafa does.

During the match, they showed the total distance covered by each player with Djokovic "running" farther than Nadal.  How the bloody hell did they measure that? - sensors were attached to both players?

The 4th set could have gone the other way if not for Nadal's crucial unforced errors, but it's amazing how much improvement Djokovic attained with his slimmer look.

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Post by: ruth2art on Jul 04, 2011 at 10:34 AM
During the match, they showed the total distance covered by each player with Djokovic "running" farther than Nadal.  How the bloody hell did they measure that? - sensors were attached to both players?
Maybe they are using a technology similar to  the European soccer leagues.
http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/tracking-how-far-soccer-players-run-112/
"...In response to my inquiry, the UEFA sent me a three-page document outlining the new system, which it says can also track other physical elements of the game such as shot speed and the distance of free kicks to the goal. The field, or pitch, is divided among 16 cameras ringing the stadium, with each one filming its own area. The cameras send video feeds to three laptops that extract the trajectories of the ball and players. The UEFA said it has tested the system against proprietary tracking systems used by individual clubs, and also by sending people on predetermined, fixed-length trajectories, and found it to be generally accurate within 3%."

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Post by: NongP on Jul 04, 2011 at 08:21 PM

Plus, is there any better backhand in tennis than Novak's? Not right now. Did any player in history have a better backhand? I'm still thinking.


I think Roger Federer still has the best backhand in tennis right now.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jul 05, 2011 at 05:17 AM

Plus, is there any better backhand in tennis than Novak's? Not right now. Did any player in history have a better backhand? I'm still thinking.


I think Roger Federer still has the best backhand in tennis right now.

Roger Federer may still have the best backhand in tennis right now but some say that it was Justine Henin's backhand which was the best backhand ever regardless of gender.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 05, 2011 at 05:59 AM
They both use a single handed backhand,
madalang na ngayon ang gumagamit ng single hand,
most professional players nowadays use the double handed backhand...

Both of their swings are really beautiful and pretty powerful at that...
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Post by: blackie on Jul 05, 2011 at 10:51 AM
I think Roger Federer still has the best backhand in tennis right now.


Roger Federer may still have the best backhand in tennis right now but some say that it was Justin Henin's backhand which was the best backhand ever regardless of gender.

Agree on Henin's backhand.  Magnificent.  I have not seen one this well executed and controlled.  I feel she can whip a backhand and place the ball wherever she wants.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdDwMj3_WMA&feature=related
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 05, 2011 at 12:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUCobDz7aec

Awesome control,...
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Post by: DaSilva on Jul 05, 2011 at 12:54 PM
Federer's backhand? I think we can agree that it is the prettiest. Same with Justine's.

But as to "the best," tennis experts say Fed's backhand isn't even the best single-handed one, Youzhny and Gasquet have more effective and versatile one-handers.

But a one-handed backhand is no match for the modern two-hander. 
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 05, 2011 at 03:22 PM
I play with a single hand backhand too,...

Advantages of one-handed backhand:
1. It's easier to reach the balls, so it would take less time and effort.
2. It's very easy to get to the low balls, as you hit the ball when it's low.
3. You can control whether you want the ball to land exactly near the net or on the baseline (the distance of the ball).
4. You would have a better and easier slice, as you have taken on playing with one hand.
5. It's easier to do, as it goes with your hand.
6. Your opponent won't know where you are hitting the ball, as you always do the same motion.
7. It's more exciting :)

Disadvantages of one-handed backhand:
1. It's more difficult to control the direction of the ball (right or left).
2. It's difficult to do at the beginning, as it's either out of the court or ti doesn't get over the net, but once you've done it everything is under control.
3. It needs more power to do.

Advantages of two-handed backhand:
It gives more power and accuracy.

Disadvantages of two-handed backhand:
1. It's more difficult to reach the balls, especially the low ones, coz you have to go very down to get them.
2. Not a better slice, coz you won't be used to using one hand.


Also: http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_27759_original.PDF
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Post by: DaSilva on Jul 05, 2011 at 05:17 PM
That's a nice list!

So it looks like the top 2-handers have done a good job of minimizing disadvantage no. 1 - you can see them really bending and almost kneeling. Some use a one-hander for a quick slice - Rafa does this. Then they reap the benefits of more power and more accuracy. Plus, a quicker reaction because it's more compact, with a shorter backswing.

I also play a single-hand backhand (very very badly hahaha) but more and more I see myself as a dinosaur.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 05, 2011 at 05:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymUFbMJJMx8&feature=relmfu

He makes it looks so EASY,..!
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Post by: BusyChild on Aug 22, 2011 at 05:27 PM
Tennis: Murray wins Cincinnati as injured Djokovic quits

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/230125/sports/tennis-murray-wins-cincinnati-as-injured-djokovic-quits

Hehehe.... natalo din si Djoker...  :D
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Aug 30, 2011 at 11:20 AM
simula na US Open and Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova loses in the 1st round.. Sharapova and Venus advance and Federer is on his way as well..
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Post by: BusyChild on Aug 31, 2011 at 12:16 PM
US Open: Nadal dodges inspired Golubev to reach second round

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/230980/sports/us-open-nadal-dodges-inspired-golubev-to-reach-second-round

NEW YORK - Holder Rafa Nadal saved seven set points in the second set and battled back from two breaks down in the third to beat Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3 7-6 7-5 Tuesday in his opening match at the U.S. Open.

Nadal was far from his best but raised his game at critical points, reeling off the last five games in succession to subdue the surprising Golubev, who came to Flushing Meadows with a 6-24 record this year.

Golubev dictated points by moving inside the baseline to slash groundstrokes into both corners and make deft use of the drop shot against the French Open champion.

Ten times grand slam winner Nadal showed his championship class in roaring back from 2-5 down in the third set after winning the second-set tiebreak 7-1.

"I was a little bit lucky to win today in straight sets," Nadal said in an on court interview after the two hour, 49 minute match. "He was a very difficult player to play. He played very fast." — Reuters


YEHEY!!! Vamos RAFA!!!!
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Post by: DaSilva on Sep 11, 2011 at 10:29 AM
Federer falls after going up two sets to none, and two match points on his serve on the fifth set. Djokovic is just having that kind of year.

Edit to add: I'm watching the 5th set now, and Djokovic is relentlessly attacking Federer's backhand, and winning. Indeed, today's semifinals showed again that, among the top 4 players' backhands, Roger's backhand is the weakest.

Wimbledon finalists grudge match coming up!
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Post by: BusyChild on Sep 13, 2011 at 07:59 AM
VAMOS RAFA!!!! Pero mukhang matatalo... ang lakas ni Nole eh...  :-[
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Post by: BusyChild on Sep 13, 2011 at 08:11 AM
OMG! Talo si Rafa....  :'(

Oh, well... congrats NOVAK!  :-\
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Post by: blackie on Sep 13, 2011 at 09:19 AM
I think Rafa has found the thorn in his side in Novak :-\  Enjoyed the third set :D
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:24 PM
kainis talo mga faves ko federer and wozniacki.
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Post by: brainwashed on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:57 PM
kainis talo mga faves ko federer and wozniacki.

sir goodluck sa fave mong si wozniacki. haha. medyo marami ata ang inis sa kanya kasi may pagkamayabang ng kaunti kahit di pa nananalo ng grand slam. at marami din ang ayaw sa style niya na naghihintay lang ng error ng kalaban para makapuntos. pero wala pa ring tatalo kay serena williams sa kayabangan. hehe
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Post by: DaSilva on Sep 14, 2011 at 04:46 PM
In my dreams, I first beat Federer, then in the very next match I beat Nadal, parang one "boss stage" after another in a video game. Impossible no?

Teka, nagawa na pala ni Djokovic!
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM
malapit na semis ng Australian Open..

Nadal vs. Federer agad semis pa lang.. most likely Djokovic vs. Murray yung isa unless there's an upset..

sa women's side, Clijsters vs. Azarenka tapos Sharapova vs. Kvitova.. no Grand Slam again for Wozniacki..
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM
malapit na semis ng Australian Open..

Nadal vs. Federer agad semis pa lang.. most likely Djokovic vs. Murray yung isa unless there's an upset..

sa women's side, Clijsters vs. Azarenka tapos Sharapova vs. Kvitova.. no Grand Slam again for Wozniacki..

I love how Kim Clijsters played yesterday,..
Power and precision, Wozniacki was outclassed...!

My money is on Kim again this year,...  ;)

Men's side, grabe ang hirap na inabot ni Nadal kay Berdych,
iba ang lakas ng bola ni Berdych kahapon, Nadal was having a hard time
returning, but when he took the ball on the rise, iba na naging usapan,
nawala sa rhythm ang palo ni Berdych, really an impressive win by Nadal...

But I still would like to see Federer win this one, he still has to prove na hindi pa sya matanda HAHAHA

Cheers,.!
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Federer pa din but im really rooting for this japanese guy :)

Sa womens sana si clijsters na lang.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Better luck next year Kim,...

Azarenka was able to neutralize the power of Kim,...

Wow,...!
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Post by: DaSilva on Jan 26, 2012 at 02:40 PM
This is going to be a noisy women's final.

Maria was lucky to get through though. She was trying her best to serve like I do. 10 double faults hehe.
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Post by: hotrod on Jan 26, 2012 at 02:41 PM

Australian Open Finals

Victoria Azarenka (3) vs Maria Sharapova (4)

Battle of the Grunts  ;D
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Post by: ruth2art on Jan 26, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Will be the noisiest women's final in tennis history ;D
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jan 26, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Kvitova just let too many opportunities pass.. daming niyang unforced errors that were really costly.. nairita na rin siya sa mga grunts ni Maria.. ;D
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Post by: blackie on Jan 26, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Australian Open Finals

Victoria Azarenka (3) vs Maria Sharapova (4)

Battle of the Grunts  ;D


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

WAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: BusyChild on Jan 26, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Mamaya na.... RAFA vs RF!

Vamos, RAFA!!!  :D
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jan 26, 2012 at 07:46 PM
and Rafa it is! I hope he wins it all.. Vamos Rafa!
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Post by: sovrain on Jan 27, 2012 at 10:23 AM
and Rafa it is! I hope he wins it all.. Vamos Rafa!
dahil sa panonood/pagsubaybay ko ng australian open, nagkainteres ang 10 year old daughter ko to learn and likes to play tennis... is there a school/organization that offers tennis lessons for beginners during summer? tennis summer camp kaya?
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 27, 2012 at 10:59 AM
^^ ang alam ko sa mga sports clubs during summer. I dont know if you have to be a member or not. Try Makati sports club in salcedo village.
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Dapat magbigay ang australian open organizers ng earplugs sa audience ng sharapova vs azarenka match :D


hoooweeee suuung hmmmmppph... puro sound effects itong 2 na ito ;D
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Post by: onedown on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:24 AM
dahil sa panonood/pagsubaybay ko ng australian open, nagkainteres ang 10 year old daughter ko to learn and likes to play tennis... is there a school/organization that offers tennis lessons for beginners during summer? tennis summer camp kaya?

if school-based, don bosco makati offers clinics in some sports. just can't remember if tennis is one of them. if i remember correctly, milo also offers tennis clinics.
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Post by: sovrain on Jan 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM
tnx sir pekspert and sir onedown, I'll try to inquire sa mga suggestions ninyo............
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Post by: DaSilva on Jan 27, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Dapat magbigay ang australian open organizers ng earplugs sa audience ng sharapova vs azarenka match :D


hoooweeee suuung hmmmmppph... puro sound effects itong 2 na ito ;D

Hehe.

O sige, para sa mga audiophile. Eto daw yung soundwave clips nina Azarenka at Sharapova.

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Sport/Pix/pictures/2012/1/26/1327604618604/Soundwave-clips-of-Victor-005.jpg)


"Soundwave clips of Victoria Azarenka, left, and Maria Sharapova, right, showing the decibel levels of their respective shrieks during matches. Sharapova's reaches 105 decibels and Azarenka's 95, but the Belarusian's has a longer duration with the average grunt lasting 1.5 seconds." Source: Guardian


For the critics who complain about women't grunting, I have this advice: just try using your imagination, you might find it more entertaining.  ;D
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Post by: BusyChild on Jan 27, 2012 at 08:06 PM
I want Murray to win... para si Rafa manalo sa Finals... hehehehe...

Lakas ni Djoker eh... ugh..
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Post by: wacksy1021 on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:09 PM
It's Djoko vs. Rafa again for the Australian open... 1 vs 2 seed... can't get any better than this...
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jan 28, 2012 at 05:38 PM
and boring ng Ladies' final.. nilampaso ni Azarenka si Sharapova, 6-3 6-0.. sana bukas maganda laban.. I want 5 sets!
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Post by: sardaukar on Jan 28, 2012 at 06:47 PM
What time will it start tom (Manila time)?
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Post by: BusyChild on Jan 28, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Vamos, RAFA!!!! I hope you win this time....
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jan 28, 2012 at 07:19 PM
What time will it start tom (Manila time)?

same time rin ata as the Ladies' finals.. Around 4:30 PM..
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Post by: sardaukar on Jan 28, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Thanks!
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Post by: brainwashed on Jan 29, 2012 at 09:54 PM
djokovich wins over nadal in a 5-set marathon thriller!
nadal has now lost three consecutive grandslams to djokovich!
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Post by: BusyChild on Jan 29, 2012 at 10:26 PM
If you can't win, lose like a CHAMPION!

Vamos, RAFA! See you in the French Open!  :'(
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 29, 2012 at 10:34 PM
It was a great match  but nadal's groundstrokes were too weak kaya he was toyed (pinaglaruan ;D) by djokovich.

You will see nadal running left and right all the time.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jan 30, 2012 at 09:52 AM
Nadal almost won it.  If not for the hearbreaking turn of events in the middle of the 5th, it could have been 5-2 Nadal instead of 4-3 Nadal.   Awesome game.  Really loved those over 20-ball rallies.

But Djokovich is really strong - or contra pelo talaga si Nadal - the same way na contra pelo naman si Federer.  The best scenario for Federer is to face Murray in the semis and then Djokovich in the finals. Hehehe.

I truly pity Andy Murray for being in the same generation as Djokovich, Nadal and Federer, but the current group has got to be one of the best top 4 of all time, if not the best.
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Post by: DaSilva on Jan 30, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Now that they're showing a lot of Andy's GF on TV, I don't pity him one bit, haha.

Seriously, though, ang tigas pareho ng ulo ni Roger at Raga. Roger had the right game plan, won Set 1, then abandoned it. Rafa, same thing. Nole's a monster if you just play a defensive game; you have to take it to him much more aggressively. Rafa can't do the same game plan he uses for Roger, against Nole.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jan 30, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Now that they're showing a lot of Andy's GF on TV, I don't pity him one bit, haha.

Seriously, though, ang tigas pareho ng ulo ni Roger at Raga. Roger had the right game plan, won Set 1, then abandoned it. Rafa, same thing. Nole's a monster if you just play a defensive game; you have to take it to him much more aggressively. Rafa can't do the same game plan he uses for Roger, against Nole.

It's difficult to change something that has worked before almost every time against almost every one. Federer finds it difficult to change his playing style just for Nadal. Nadal also finds it difficult to change his playing style just for Djokovic. Furthermore, Nadal has Federer mentally/psychologically beaten. Vijay pointed this out right after Nadal beat Federer in the semis. And it seems Djokovic is starting to build the same edge against Nadal. 
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jan 31, 2012 at 08:38 AM
Sampras, McEnroe, Becker and Navratilova's serve and volley game for Federer and Nadal.

But they know that of course.  It must be quite difficult to master that gamestyle after all.
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Post by: NongP on Feb 02, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Nadal almost won it.  If not for the hearbreaking turn of events in the middle of the 5th

sabi nga ni Djokovich sometimes you need luck to win a game  ;D
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jun 03, 2012 at 10:34 AM
4th round na ng French Open.. as expected, the top 4 on the Men's side are cruising.. Nadal and Djokovic have yet to drop a set.. on the Women's side naman, upsets galore.. Serena was booted out in the 1st round and Venus followed in the 2nd.. si Wozniacki naman, kanina lang.. Sharapova is playing really well so far.. ang bilis ng mga panalo niya..
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Post by: newwaveboy on Jun 03, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Haven't followed tennis closely for sometime ...... not since Sampras last few seasons.

I do appreciate the current era of excellence led by Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, etc ..... those three are miles ahead of the competition.

But I sure do miss the era before that - when the amount of talent was just staggering ...... Sampras, Agassi, Courier, Kafelnikov, Chang, Rafter, Kuerten (a personal fave), Hewitt, etc.

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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 03, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Haven't followed tennis closely for sometime ...... not since Sampras last few seasons.

I do appreciate the current era of excellence led by Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, etc ..... those three are miles ahead of the competition.

But I sure do miss the era before that - when the amount of talent was just staggering ...... Sampras, Agassi, Courier, Kafelnikov, Chang, Rafter, Kuerten (a personal fave), Hewitt, etc.



The players from that generation were more exciting than the current crop of players. Nowadays, players are contented playing on the baseline. Most wait for their opponents to make mistakes while the better ones try to force the issue by making use of angles together with power but still playing on the baseline. Rarely do the current crop of players serve and volley with the exception of Federer and some of the taller players like Isner. But Federer is getting old and would rather outplay his opponent from the baseline.
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 03, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Yeah sampras was a fave of mine back then. The rivalry with agassi was like federer-nadal now. Have to agree was better way back then. But im not complaining about todays players, still very talented.

Kuerten (a personal fave)

really?! hate that guy because i hate all noisy grunting tennis players including sharapova and azarenka.
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jun 03, 2012 at 09:16 PM
and just when I mentioned that Novak has yet to drop a set, he drops the first 2 sets of his 4th round match.. ;D

and the upsets continue on the Women's side.. No. 1 seed Azarenka just got the boot..
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Post by: newwaveboy on Jun 04, 2012 at 04:22 AM

really?! hate that guy because i hate all noisy grunting tennis players including sharapova and azarenka.

Yup, Guga Kuerten was a fave due to his solid play in clay ..... and that crazy Brazilian 'fro.

The male grunts are actually tolerable for me ..... they seem to be still within the realm of the natural.

The female grunts however, are a different thing altogether. I remember watching Monica Seles (another personal fave) and just had to lower the volume of the TV set ..... I watched Azarenka one time, that grunt is absolutely annoying.
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Post by: indie boi on Jun 04, 2012 at 09:06 AM
I read somewhere that some players grunt to annoy and distract the opponent. There was this male player who once got so annoyed with his opponents grunting that he complained to the umpire and then started grunting loudly just to prove a point. If I remember correctly, it was Thomas Muster, who was one of my favorite clay court specialists.
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Post by: blackie on Jun 04, 2012 at 03:25 PM
I read somewhere that some players grunt to annoy and distract the opponent. There was this male player who once got so annoyed with his opponents grunting that he complained to the umpire and then started grunting loudly just to prove a point. If I remember correctly, it was Thomas Muster, who was one of my favorite clay court specialists.

Don't think there was anyone more annoying than Monica Seles ;D.  Wasn't she stabbed for that  or something?
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Post by: newwaveboy on Jun 04, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Don't think there was anyone more annoying than Monica Seles ;D.  Wasn't she stabbed for that  or something?

Yup ... like I said, Seles was annoying (had to lower the TV volume when watching her) ..... but can't deny that those grunts are a small price to pay for watching greatness.

She was actually stabbed by a hardcore & deranged fan of her rival Stefi Graf ..... I dont think it had anything to do with her grunts - she was just that good a rival to Graf. 
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Post by: blackie on Jun 04, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Yup ... like I said, Seles was annoying (had to lower the TV volume when watching her) ..... but can't deny that those grunts are a small price to pay for watching greatness.

She was actually stabbed by a hardcore & deranged fan of her rival Stefi Graf ..... I dont think it had anything to do with her grunts - she was just that good a rival to Graf. 

Waseeee!
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 04, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Don't think there was anyone more annoying than Monica Seles ;D.  Wasn't she stabbed for that  or something?

Monica Seles is always remembered whenever the topic is grunters in tennis, for she was the one who started it for women's tennis. Jimmy Connors was the original grunter for men's tennis.

Monica Seles was not the most annoying female grunter. That notoriety goes to Michelle Larcher de Brito from Portugal. The loudest is Maria Sharapova!

Here is an interesting link on female grunters in tennis:
http://www.totalprosports.com/2012/03/14/the-9-most-ridiculous-grunts-in-womens-tennis/#1 (http://www.totalprosports.com/2012/03/14/the-9-most-ridiculous-grunts-in-womens-tennis/#1)


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Post by: pekspert on Jun 05, 2012 at 08:15 AM
Really hated that Seles, not only did she grunt soooo loudly shes not easy on the eyes ;D At least with azarenka medyo eye candy kahit malakas mag grunt. :)

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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 05, 2012 at 08:35 AM
Saw Monica and Steffi live a couple of times in Tokyo's Ariake Stadium during their prime.  They are both pretty hot in person (face, body, legs) and Seles has got good sized bumpers although medyo parang hukot tumayo.  Si Steffi's ay parang Texas talaga ang tayo.  ;D.   Really nice to watch those ladies live and sweaty.  hehehe

Really hated that Seles, not only did she grunt soooo loudly shes not easy on the eyes ;D At least with azarenka medyo eye candy kahit malakas mag grunt. :)
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Post by: LoneWolf on Jun 05, 2012 at 08:46 AM
Good day to everyone.  Very happy to see a Tennis thread here :)
Does anybody still play?

Also, Nadal is playing flawlessly at this year's French Open!  Very scary (Fed fan here).
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 05, 2012 at 09:38 AM
Good day to everyone.  Very happy to see a Tennis thread here :)
Does anybody still play?

Also, Nadal is playing flawlessly at this year's French Open!  Very scary (Fed fan here).

I still play here in the US,...
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Post by: Onkyo606 on Jun 05, 2012 at 04:29 PM
havent read the whole thread but wahtever happened to that pretty player who looks like Donita Rose, she used to be number 1 but all of a sudden Im not hearing her name anymore,

by the way, pardon my stupid question, what is grunting? is it excessive complaining?
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 05, 2012 at 06:34 PM
havent read the whole thread but wahtever happened to that pretty player who looks like Donita Rose, she used to be number 1 but all of a sudden Im not hearing her name anymore,

by the way, pardon my stupid question, what is grunting? is it excessive complaining?

i believe youre referring to Martina Hingis. She partied too much and got involved in drugs. After that she was never the same. She just dropped in ranking until she wasnt winning any tournament. She eventually retired shortly after.

Grunting is that noise that you make while you make a shot (like a shriek).
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 05, 2012 at 10:13 PM
i believe youre referring to Martina Hingis. She partied too much and got involved in drugs. After that she was never the same. She just dropped in ranking until she wasnt winning any tournament. She eventually retired shortly after.

Grunting is that noise that you make while you make a shot (like a shriek).

Martina Hingis was dominating the female tennis scene when she got injured on both ankles forcing her to withdraw from professional tennis in 2002. This was the time that power tennis played by the Williams sisters began to dominate women's tennis. In 2006, after several surgeries and long periods of recuperation, Hingis tried to comeback and was able to get back into the top 10 but got involved romantically with  Radek Stepanek, who was known to party and was rumored to be into drugs . Hingis tested positive for cocaine in Wimbledon 2007 and was subsequently banned for two years. Though she denied using the drug she decided not to appeal and instead opted for retirement, what with her injuries and age and the fact that an appeal would probably take years to settle. She still maintains her innocence to this day. And with recent videos and photos of her, I am inclined to believe her! ;D
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Post by: LoneWolf on Jun 06, 2012 at 07:06 AM
I remember Martina Hingis as one of the best technical players in the game.  She won Grandslam tourneys not with power, but with technique.  Classic tennis player. :)

Did anyone watch the recent French Open matches?
My man Roger Federer came back from two sets down to beet Juan Martin Del Potro, and is now in the Semifinals!!! :D

Then, Novak Djokovic saved four (4) match points to beat French crowd favorite Jo Wilfried-Tsonga!
Great matches, happy to be able to watch them. :)
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Post by: bumblebee on Jun 06, 2012 at 07:12 AM
Martina looks very much like Natalie Portman.

(http://top10marvels.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Martina-Hingis-and-Natalie-Portman.jpg)
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Post by: newwaveboy on Jun 06, 2012 at 07:52 AM
Daniela Hantuchova is probabaly the best-looking female tennis player ...... of all time.  ;D

Had wanted for her to win a few tour titles ..... but she always comes up short.
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Post by: LoneWolf on Jun 06, 2012 at 08:14 AM
Daniela Hantuchova is probabaly the best-looking female tennis player ...... of all time.  ;D

Had wanted for her to win a few tour titles ..... but she always comes up short.

I agree with you bro.. Saw her up-close when I watched Day 6 of this year's Australian Open, she still looks good:

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/395308_342807779077555_81583231_n.jpg)
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 06, 2012 at 08:40 AM
On tv, Hantuchova looks too thin, but not Jelena Dokic

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Tm72db9YEkY/TzaSKdSDPkI/AAAAAAAAHeU/Sj6z7oSgPek/s400/Jelena+Dokic+Hot_5.jpg);(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YhTu_fwZjSs/TzaSMCHxqKI/AAAAAAAAHec/i3Cq6xG3UkE/s400/Jelena+Dokic+Hot_6.jpg);(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vo8VxTxqgbY/TzaSEd6IWYI/AAAAAAAAHds/ekmKhqVSWgU/s400/Jelena+Dokic+Hot_12.jpg)
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Post by: LoneWolf on Jun 06, 2012 at 08:51 AM
Jelena is just very big up there. :)  Lol!
Anyway, she used to play for Australia, then changed citizenship to her home country (Serbia).  Don't know what prompted that, but her career went downhill after the change in country allegiance.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 06, 2012 at 08:59 AM
Even those lady players that appear wide and chubby on the telly look pretty hot in person - ang gaganda ng tayo ng katawan and ang LIIT LIIT LIIT ng mukha.   ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 06, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Agree, hantuchova is really good looking. right up there with kournikova.
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Post by: LoneWolf on Jun 07, 2012 at 08:21 AM
Agree, hantuchova is really good looking. right up there with kournikova.

Totally agree:

(http://beautiful-pics.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Daniela-Hantuchova-11.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__hg6EYJBUPQ/SwosZ8yXENI/AAAAAAAAB6c/qFoCMsk9Xwo/s1600/09_daniela-hantuchova_04.jpg)
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Post by: audiostrife on Jun 07, 2012 at 11:03 AM
novak vs roger in french open semifinals.  same as last year where roger won.  this year roger will be facing a different djokovic who won 3 straight grand slam titles.  personally i think it's a toss-up between them as to who will face rafa in the finals.  i'm already assuming rafa will beat ferrer in the other semifinal match.  :D
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 08, 2012 at 06:20 AM
novak vs roger in french open semifinals.  same as last year where roger won.  this year roger will be facing a different djokovic who won 3 straight grand slam titles.  personally i think it's a toss-up between them as to who will face rafa in the finals.  i'm already assuming rafa will beat ferrer in the other semifinal match.  :D

Sad as it may, pero narating na ni Roger ang pinaka-peak nya,
mahihirapan na sya kay Djokovic at mukhang kayang kaya na syang basahin nito,...
If he gets past Djokovic this time, mahihirapan rin sya kay Nadal, who loves playing clay...

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Post by: pekspert on Jun 08, 2012 at 07:31 AM
Yeah no matter what or who he faces in the final, nadal will still win the the crown.

But i want federer to beat djokovich para classic fed-nad final.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 08, 2012 at 07:52 AM
Yeah no matter what or who he faces in the final, nadal will still win the the crown.

But i want federer to beat djokovich para classic fed-nad final.

Nadal knows the number of Federer,
Federer has nothing new to offer in his game,
I love how he plays though, quite gracefully,
kaya lang kayang kayang i-neutralize ni Nadal yun...

Maybe kung ibabalik ni Federer ang serve and volley game nya over kay Nadal,
then he may stand a chance, pero kung makikipagpukpukan sya sa baseline, naku..
Mauubos ang gasolina nya kay Nadal....

Still would prefer to see Federer take this one...
He still has something to prove,...

 ;)
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Post by: LoneWolf on Jun 08, 2012 at 08:08 AM
Roger Federer has been maligned in his entire career for the following:
- most of his Grandslam victories come from playing not-so-great players (players who knocked out the great players and get through to the Final)
- he has a horrible record against Nadal, and his record with Djokovic just getting uglier

If you just count the Grandslams, he has the most.. but his tag as the 'Greatest of All-time' is very arguable considering that there is one (1) player who he cannot solve in his entire career (Rafa).

For history's sake, I want Federer to win, so that he can win his 2nd French Open title, and widen the cushion of most number of Grandslam titles, as Rafa & Djoko are surely going to chase his record, as they both still have 5-6 years of great tennis ahead of them.. It's a tough wall to overcome though (Djokovic).
Good luck nalang kay Roger. :)
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Post by: newwaveboy on Jun 08, 2012 at 08:40 AM
^ Hence I consider Sampras a tad greater than Federer ...... Pete competed in a tennis era absolutely loaded with talent (with various playing styles) and still ruled - despite the French Open shortcomings.

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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 08, 2012 at 08:58 AM
Roger Federer can still take on Djokovic and Nadal. He has the skills and the stamina to do so. Unfortunately he does not have the killer instinct anymore. After totally dominating the game for so many years, he had acquired  the mentality of easing down on his opponent and just coasting along. This is when the younger set of players strike at him. And when the momentum of the game changes, any player would find it difficult to get back into the game, specially against the top-ranked players.

Federer is slowly changing. The coolness and calmness under pressure, the no-emotions-showed demeanor during game time, these can still be seen during Federer's games but he is now showing some emotions. An example would be his recent game against Del Potro. Down 2 sets, he questioned a call by the umpire and the crowd started booing. Federer yelled "Shut up!" at the crowd. He went on to win the match.

Some might say that these showing of emotions are chinks in his armor, but in order to defeat Djokovic and Nadal, Federer needs to be fired-up, pumped-up and aggressive from the start to the end of the game, whether it is a 3 sets, 4 sets or 5 sets game.
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Post by: audiostrife on Jun 08, 2012 at 11:20 AM
federer has nothing to prove in the game of tennis anymore except one more thing... that he can still beat nadal  :D  siguro pahirapan na lang nya si rafa para hindi maabutan ang record nya  ;D
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 09, 2012 at 12:40 AM
And Federer goes down,...
Sad to say, they got his numbers,...
Kayang kaya na syang basahin ni Djokovic and Nadal...

Dang,.. I was still rooting for him,..
I love his playing style, so graceful,... though kinain in straight sets ni Djokovic,... ???
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Post by: audiostrife on Jun 09, 2012 at 02:49 PM
I guess the sands of time caught up with him. He look really old playing against novak.  Djokovic will give rafa a better run for his money.  Kaya lang mukhang its going to be no. 7 fir nadal. He truly is the king of clay. Did you watch his match with ferrer? Kahit nakaupo kayang kaya nya tirahin yung bola! Haha!..
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Post by: LoneWolf on Jun 09, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Another treat for us Tennis fans this coming French Open Final. Rafa is searching for his 7th, while Novak is flirting with history as the first man to win all 4 Grandslams sequentially, since Rod Laver. Many people say they will consider this a Grandslam dahil winning all 4 in a calendar year is impossible this day and age, and Novak will be stripped of greatness out of a simple technicality. Bottom line is he wins, he won all 4 straight, starting with Wimbledon 2011..

Good luck to both players, and what a Final it will be!!! Baka maging 5-set match uli that'll last 5 hours or more like the Aussie Open 2012!!!
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 09, 2012 at 07:44 PM
ići nole!
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 09, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Congratulations to Maria Sharapova for winning the French Open championship over Sarah Errani. Sharapova now has a career grand slam!
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 09, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Dang, stinky won eh. Ever since she paired up with mamitt shes been winning left and right.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 09, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Dang, stinky won eh. Ever since she paired up with mamitt shes been winning left and right.

magkano kaya bayad kay Mamiit? special mention siya sa victory speech ni Sharapova.
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Post by: warmaster on Jun 10, 2012 at 11:13 AM
i'm happy to see sharapova back on top. hehehe  ;D but seriously she's not just a pretty face on the tennis court because she can win tournaments unlike anna kournikova.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 10, 2012 at 07:58 PM
i'm happy to see sharapova back on top. hehehe  ;D but seriously she's not just a pretty face on the tennis court because she can win tournaments unlike anna kournikova.

And she has mellowed just a bit. The grit and determination are still there but the "tingin erap" or the "maldita look" at the opponent is gone. She simply goes through her routine of composing herself after every point, whether she's serving or receiving.
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Post by: BusyChild on Jun 10, 2012 at 08:19 PM
VAMOS, Rafa!!! Beat Djoker! Woohoo!  :D
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Post by: Battousai on Jun 11, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Just watching Sharpova stretching and hearing her grunt makes me happy.  ;D
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Post by: DaSilva on Jun 11, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Caption this...

(http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/2012/6/8e41ea53-03f4-41d2-8fb0-4cb4c6dae311HiRes.JPG)
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Post by: DaSilva on Jun 11, 2012 at 07:12 PM
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3938/nadalwins7thfrench.png)
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 11, 2012 at 07:57 PM
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3938/nadalwins7thfrench.png)

He deserves to win after that performance,
He is simply the King of Clay,...
Congratulations,..!
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Post by: NongP on Jun 12, 2012 at 08:35 AM
Grats Rafa! This time he was the lucky one who benefited from the halted play due to rain  ;D
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Post by: BusyChild on Jun 12, 2012 at 08:46 AM
The King of Clay! Congratulations. RRRRRRRRRAFA!!! #7   :D
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Post by: LoneWolf on Jun 22, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Wimbledon is almost upon us! :)
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Post by: Moks007 on Jun 25, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Nag start na yun Wimbledon tod. Will enjoy this na bec. naka espn hd na ako haha. Man what a difference, I can see where the ball is going compared to standard cable. ;D

Will surely enjoy it this year.
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Post by: DaSilva on Jun 26, 2012 at 05:34 AM
Bro, did you get HD to see the ball better or to see the women's games better?  ;)
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 26, 2012 at 05:40 AM
Bro, did you get HD to see the ball better or to see the women's games better?  ;)

Of all the slams, Wimbledon's coverage is more "gentlemanly" than the others. Yet, you may still see glimpses now and then ;)
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Post by: Moks007 on Jun 26, 2012 at 06:45 AM
Bro, did you get HD to see the ball better or to see the women's games better?  ;)

 ;D, both, especially the latter. ;D, btw, I really like your pic on Sharpova above. ;D
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 29, 2012 at 04:36 AM
OMG!!!

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/tennis-busted-racquet/rafael-nadal-shocked-wimbledon-world-no-100-lukas-210550355--ten.html;_ylt=Andf8HLYK.MpYvJlw93ZH3Q4v7YF
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Post by: BusyChild on Jun 29, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Oo nga eh.... Nadal... What happened?  :'(  :'(  :'(

"It’s not a tragedy, it’s only a tennis match.” — RAFA NADAL
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Post by: LoneWolf on Jun 29, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Good Grass Court players almost always find it difficult to play on Clay.. The same can be said for Clay Court players on grass.

I'm not surprised that Nadal didn't win Wimbledon, but I am surprised at how early he lost in the Grandslam tourney. :(
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 06, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Djokovic vs Federer now na!! Will be a great match!!
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Post by: LoneWolf on Jul 06, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Congrats to Roger Federer. His semifinal win against Novak Djokovic means a lot! This means he has broken the streak of losing against Novak, and has a chance to be world #1 again if he wins Wimbledon.
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Post by: comet on Jul 06, 2012 at 09:13 PM
nice win by federer!
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Post by: brainwashed on Jul 07, 2012 at 05:34 PM
it's a federer-murray wimbledon final! interesting match. will federer up his grand slam total or will murray be the first briton to win wimbledon for such a long, long, long time?

on the distaff side, it's serena williams-radwanska. i'd pass up on this one. i really don't like serena specially when she acts like a giggly girly teenager which she is not. she's a bitch. but there is no denying her talent. radwanska on the other hand, is the new type of tennis player who simply tries to return every ball and just waits for an error from the opponent.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 07, 2012 at 10:16 PM
World rankings are meaningless if you put any of the Williams sisters in the Wimbledon Finals.  Those sisters truly own that turf.

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Post by: brainwashed on Jul 07, 2012 at 11:31 PM
World rankings are meaningless if you put any of the Williams sisters in the Wimbledon Finals.  Those sisters truly own that turf.



When Serena squeaked past Zheng in the 3rd round and Shvedova in the 4th via 3-set thrillers and Sharapova  and Clijsters were upset by Lisicki and Kerber respectively also in the 4th round, it was almost a certain championship for Serena. All she had to do was show up in her remaining matches.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 08, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Ohhhh Yes,..! Sweet Revenge,..!

Roger Federer makes history,..!

Congratulations,...
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 09, 2012 at 12:31 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7528897620_82166b68d1_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8158/7528922928_e6658d89a7_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/7528885482_f88a184fc4_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8290/7528875282_e6448c2b09_z.jpg)

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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 09, 2012 at 12:34 AM
1.  Who's that woman in Federer's family box that looks like a young Corazon Aquino?

2.  What kind of (black) undershirt was Federer wearing in the first set - visible from collar line, nothing on the belly area - some kind of men's sports bra?   ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: krets pulpol on Jul 09, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Iba talaga may championship experience. They outlast the challengers most of the time. Do you think if it didn't rain it would not break Murray's momentum?
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 09, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Iba talaga may championship experience. They outlast the challengers most of the time. Do you think if it didn't rain it would not break Murray's momentum?

Quite a match,..! Actually sir, it really could have gone either way,
They were both playing exceptionally well, I like what the analysts say about Murray,
He did played with all his heart, and also a deserving champion, it just so happen na nakasabay lang nya ang mas mabibigat na pangalan,... Hopefully, huwag syang magaya kay Tim Henman, na natapos ang career ng hindi nakuha ang Wimbledon,...
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Post by: brainwashed on Jul 09, 2012 at 06:21 AM
Quite a match,..! Actually sir, it really could have gone either way,
They were both playing exceptionally well, I like what the analysts say about Murray,
He did played with all his heart, and also a deserving champion, it just so happen na nakasabay lang nya ang mas mabibigat na pangalan,... Hopefully, huwag syang magaya kay Tim Henman, na natapos ang career ng hindi nakuha ang Wimbledon,...

it would be difficult for murray to win any of the grandslams much less wimbledon with the big three, federer, djokovic and nadal, still playing and playing good. he must do a djokovic and up his level of playing. he is almost up there with the big three but must push a little bit more!
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Post by: Compaq on Jul 09, 2012 at 07:03 AM
Congrats to FEDERER!!! Whew, it's been a long time... hope he'll nail one or two more grandslams, then rest.

Cheers!!!
Compaq
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 09, 2012 at 07:08 AM
He's back on top on Monday,..!

Awesome,..! Simply one of the best...
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Post by: NongP on Jul 09, 2012 at 07:24 AM
Roger that, Congrats!
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Post by: LoneWolf on Jul 09, 2012 at 07:27 AM
The Federer Express is Top Dog once more.  Congrats to Roger. :)  I'm sure he's going to hold the World #1 ranking more than 1 week, and will surpass Pete Sampras in the all-time records.  Here's hoping you win another Wimbledon in the next 2 years, just so you can hold the all-time record as well (he's currently tied with Sampras & Renshaw for most number of Wimbledon Grandslam titles).

Andy, you gotta change your game and step up.  You are older than Novak, but Nole already won numerous Grandslams.  You're an exciting player, but your time for greatness is running out. :(
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 09, 2012 at 09:20 AM
The Federer Express is Top Dog once more.  Congrats to Roger. :)  I'm sure he's going to hold the World #1 ranking more than 1 week, and will surpass Pete Sampras in the all-time records.  Here's hoping you win another Wimbledon in the next 2 years, just so you can hold the all-time record as well (he's currently tied with Sampras & Renshaw for most number of Wimbledon Grandslam titles).

Andy, you gotta change your game and step up.  You are older than Novak, but Nole already won numerous Grandslams.  You're an exciting player, but your time for greatness is running out. :(

Ohhh yes,..! One more wimbledon title, and a few more winning matches over Nadal and Djokivic,..!
He still has a few more fight left in him,..
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 09, 2012 at 09:34 AM
Andy lost because he totally lost his 1st serve from the 3rd set.  Those last 2 sets felt like Andy Murray was serving 2nd serves all the time.  How can you win against Federer with an average serve speed of 80-90mph only on grass?

That's got to be one of the most emotional speeches by the losing opponent I've ever seen; and the British crowd cheering for Andy very very loudly as the match was nearing the end...that must have been a really heavy burden for him.

Loved those Federer drop shots from the baseline.

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Post by: DaSilva on Jul 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Poor Andy. When his girlfriend cried I wanted to be there to comfort her.
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Post by: LoneWolf on Jul 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Poor Andy. When his girlfriend cried I wanted to be there to comfort her.

Lol! :) I'd do the same for Novak Djokovic's and Bernard Tomic's girlfriends. :)
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Post by: brainwashed on Jul 15, 2012 at 09:14 AM
Jennifer Capriati inducted to the Internation Tennis Hall of Fame.

http://news.yahoo.com/jennifer-capriati-headlines-2012-tennis-hall-class-183640188--spt.html (http://news.yahoo.com/jennifer-capriati-headlines-2012-tennis-hall-class-183640188--spt.html)

(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/jfUobzLmpPbyq4TrTF7heQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Y2g9MjEwMDtjcj0xO2N3PTE4Njk7ZHg9MDtkeT0wO2ZpPXVsY3JvcDtoPTIxNDtxPTg1O3c9MTkw/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/187d027aba2d5713150f6a7067002697.jpg)
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Post by: NongP on Jun 10, 2013 at 07:21 AM
Congrats Rafa! 1st man to capture the same grand slam title 8 times.
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Post by: rochie on Jun 10, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Congrats Rafa! 1st man to capture the same grand slam title 8 times.

wala talagang tatalo kay rafa sa clay.
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 16, 2013 at 12:29 AM
wala talagang tatalo kay rafa sa clay.

invincible talaga si rafa sa clay. akala ko makakasilat si novak during the semis after breaking rafa on the first game of the fifth set, but rafa simply can't be stopped.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 16, 2013 at 01:14 AM
Ayun may tennis thread pala dito ....rafa fans here..hopefully he plays good in grass gslam....   
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Post by: Moks007 on Jun 19, 2013 at 07:14 AM
Wimbledon coming up on june 24. My fav tournament.

Btw, what happened to djokovic's girlfriend? I dont see her anymore in these recent tournaments.
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 21, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Btw, what happened to djokovic's girlfriend? I dont see her anymore in these recent tournaments.

watched her on tv cheering for novak during the french open semis:
(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/rFKGHzw7e1lpNXK.HVKtpw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD00MjE7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/2013-french-open-day-thirteen-20130607-155025-419.jpg)
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Post by: Moks007 on Jun 21, 2013 at 03:57 PM
watched her on tv cheering for novak during the french open semis:
(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/rFKGHzw7e1lpNXK.HVKtpw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD00MjE7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/2013-french-open-day-thirteen-20130607-155025-419.jpg)

Thanks for the info sir. I haven't seen her for the longest time. I thought they broke up. She is so pretty hehe.

Wimbledon na!!!!
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 21, 2013 at 06:20 PM
yup...exciting...

malakas si djokovic sa grass lately...

go rafa.....
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 22, 2013 at 10:05 AM
Based on the draw, Federer and Nadal may meet in the quarterfinals, the winner could possibly face Murray in the semis. Tough draw for the three while Djokovic will have an easier time on the other side of the draw.
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 22, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Based on the draw, Federer and Nadal may meet in the quarterfinals, the winner could possibly face Murray in the semis. Tough draw for the three while Djokovic will have an easier time on the other side of the draw.

Really exciting schedule sa Wimbledon!

Novak's draw may be easier but he will have his hands full if he meets power-servers Berdych & Del Potro. Earlier this year, Berdych beat him in the Italian Open QF while Del Potro beat him in Indian Wells SF.

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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 22, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Really exciting schedule sa Wimbledon!

Novak's draw may be easier but he will have his hands full if he meets power-servers Berdych & Del Potro. Earlier this year, Berdych beat him in the Italian Open QF while Del Potro beat him in Indian Wells SF.


yup i agree del potro ans berdych can give novak a good game ....
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jun 22, 2013 at 03:57 PM
yup i agree del potro ans berdych can give novak a good game ....

Ano channel pinapalabs ito?
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 22, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Ano channel pinapalabs ito?
sa BALLS kadalasan sis...

sa 24 pa ang start.....

may BALLS kaba ? (literal) haha joke
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jun 22, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Ano channel pinapalabs ito?

It will be on Fox Sports. Ch 31 on Sky.
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 22, 2013 at 11:45 PM
sa Fox Sports starting monday evening our time. I think Novak will win this one. Si federer hangang quarterfinals na lang. Swerte pa umabot siya ng semis.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 22, 2013 at 11:52 PM
sa Fox Sports starting monday evening our time. I think Novak will win this one. Si federer hangang quarterfinals na lang. Swerte pa umabot siya ng semis.
hahaha......

me too - im seeing Novak to win this....

but im still hoping Rafa can get a chance to his second Wimbledon title...
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jun 23, 2013 at 12:55 AM
hahaha......

me too - im seeing Novak to win this....

but im still hoping Rafa can get a chance to his second Wimbledon title...


He already has 2 (2008/2010). He's gunning for his 3rd. I'm rooting for Rafa as well para 1 Grand Slam closer to Federer's 17.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 23, 2013 at 01:07 AM
He already has 2 (2008/2010). He's gunning for his 3rd. I'm rooting for Rafa as well para 1 Grand Slam closer to Federer's 17.
my bad...i mean three... i was just counting lately all his clay performances...
8 French ..konti nalang.... asa top 10 tennis of all time silang dalawa ni roger...
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jun 23, 2013 at 06:50 AM
sa BALLS kadalasan sis...

sa 24 pa ang start.....

may BALLS kaba ? (literal) haha joke

Meron ako lahat balls and .... Hehe

Wat time?
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Post by: Moks007 on Jun 24, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Fox sports hd live right now. I think its everynight at 630pm
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 24, 2013 at 07:25 PM
Fox sports hd live right now. I think its everynight at 630pm
ampfness may pasok ako sana meron pang game after 112am
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jun 25, 2013 at 01:08 AM
And that's it for Rafa. He's out in the 1st round after straight sets loss to Darcis. Definitely not the same Rafa who won the French Open a few weeks back. He wasn't moving at all. Those knees are going to end his career early. And it didn't help that Darcis was good. Quick and not scared at all.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 25, 2013 at 01:44 AM
And that's it for Rafa. He's out in the 1st round after straight sets loss to Darcis. Definitely not the same Rafa who won the French Open a few weeks back. He wasn't moving at all. Those knees are going to end his career early. And it didn't help that Darcis was good. Quick and not scared at all.
talo agad? first round? wtf - > bugbog siguro sa mga games...anak ng tokwa
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 25, 2013 at 06:40 AM
Nadal looks tired, can barely run...
Must still be exhausted from the French Open, halos dikit kasi ang 2 Grand Slam na ito,...
Still rooting for Federer on this one,...
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 25, 2013 at 07:05 AM
Nadal's game is best suited for the clay courts of the French Open where the balls are slower. In the grass courts of Wimbledon, the balls are faster. He is always in danger of being ousted in the first few rounds when the grass is still immaculate and very slippery. During the later rounds, specially around the baseline area where Nadal plays, the grass would already be trampled. It would not be as slippery as during the first few rounds. This is when Nadal's ability to track down balls come in.

Nadal is also still suffering from the knee injury. He hasn't yet fully recovered from it. He won the French Open for the eight time but not as convincingly as he did the seven other times.
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jun 25, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Federer won the match this morning.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 25, 2013 at 03:48 PM
im disappointed.. i might not watch Wimbledon because os this.. tsk tsk tsk...

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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jun 25, 2013 at 03:54 PM
im disappointed.. i might not watch Wimbledon because os this.. tsk tsk tsk...



Haha nadal fan ka pala?  :P :P
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 25, 2013 at 03:57 PM
Haha nadal fan ka pala?  :P :P
yup rafa boy eversince...
kapag nagkaanak nga akong lalake...
it will be DERICK RAFAEL
tsk tsk tsk ...
may damage pa talaga tuhod nya..
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jun 25, 2013 at 03:58 PM
yup rafa boy eversince...
kapag nagkaanak nga akong lalake...
it will be DERICK RAFAEL
tsk tsk tsk ...
may damage pa talaga tuhod nya..

haha ako naman si federer.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 25, 2013 at 04:31 PM
haha ako naman si federer.
he might have a hard time playing wid novak ....
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:57 PM
the rafa loss is really a shocker.
just when we thought that he seemed invincible, reality sinks in. he is human after all.

his loss might not be an injury issue. imo, it may be too much clay court exposure and lack of preparation for the grass tournaments.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:46 PM
the rafa loss is really a shocker.
just when we thought that he seemed invincible, reality sinks in. he is human after all.

his loss might not be an injury issue. imo, it may be too much clay court exposure and lack of preparation for the grass tournaments.

He was limping a little bit during the 3rd set. He might not yet be fully healed physically. But if he has fully recovered physically then it might just be that he hasn't fully recovered mentally. It seemed that he didn't want to risk injury by going all out after balls he usually goes after.

He skipped a pre-Wimbledon grass tournament. And the only reason he might have was to rest his knees. But it cost him preparation for Wimbledon.
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Post by: hotrod on Jun 26, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Out  :(                                                                                               
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/3707/9dsn.jpg)

In :D
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9256/rc70.jpg)

Eugenie Bouchard upsets Ana Ivanovic at Wimbledon. 6-3 6-3
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jun 27, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Sharapova just joined Ivanovic losing in straight sets as well. She held on quite a while in that last game, saving 4 match points. With the withdrawal of Azarenka due to injury, Serena is poised to win this one as well. Boring na yung women's side these days.
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jun 27, 2013 at 03:19 AM
And down goes Federer. Novak and Murray are the only favorites left standing.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 27, 2013 at 05:16 AM
And down goes Federer. Novak and Murray are the only favorites left standing.

Dang,...
Nahirapan si Federer,...
But one thing is sure, gumagaling na talaga ang ibang players,...
Bad trip,...
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Post by: hotrod on Jul 01, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Wimbledon 2013 Update
Sabine Lisicki upsets Serena Williams to end 34-match streak

Sabine Lisicki caused one of the shocks of the tournament, upsetting Serena Williams 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals. The win ended Williams's run of 34-straight match wins.

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3171/5tzc.jpg)
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jul 06, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Great semifinal match between Djokovic and Del Potro right now. 5th set just started.
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Post by: frequenzy on Jul 06, 2013 at 02:15 AM
Djoko won over Delpo, what a great match!

Murray down 1 set to the 6ft8 Janowicz, this guy can serve.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 06, 2013 at 04:55 AM
novak vs murray finals.....as expected after rafa and roger was elminated
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 06, 2013 at 08:36 AM
Great semifinal match between Djokovic and Del Potro right now. 5th set just started.

I finished this semifinal. It was a great match. I couldnt stay awake for the Next semifinal match. Went to sleep na hehe
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Post by: ruth2art on Jul 06, 2013 at 09:31 AM
I finished this semifinal. It was a great match. I couldnt stay awake for the Next semifinal match. Went to sleep na hehe

same here.
Novak had several chances to clinch the match early but DP just keep grinding til the last point.
Epic, indeed.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 06, 2013 at 02:16 PM
same here.
Novak had several chances to clinch the match early but DP just keep grinding til the last point.
Epic, indeed.
the longest semi final match ever in wimbledon history
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 06, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Go Liskicki!

Go Murray!

Im more interested in the womens finals than the mens hehe. At least wala yung mga favorites like williams, sharapova, azarenka..etc. Naiiba naman.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 06, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Go Liskicki!

Go Murray!

Im more interested in the womens finals than the mens hehe. At least wala yung mga favorites like williams, sharapova, azarenka..etc. Naiiba naman.


bartoli won in straight sets......

sayang........
late rally na si Liskicki hahaha
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jul 06, 2013 at 10:45 PM
bartoli won in straight sets......

sayang........
late rally na si Liskicki hahaha

Kabado siya as she said emotional habang nag lalaro. Sayang talaga pero a good game.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 06, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Kabado siya as she said emotional habang nag lalaro. Sayang talaga pero a good game.

kung nakuha nya ung championship serve ni bartoli
baka nagiba ung laro - >

super late rally na...  from 3-1 naging 4-1 then 5-1  saka pala nakuha ung momentum....

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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jul 06, 2013 at 11:01 PM
kung nakuha nya ung championship serve ni bartoli
baka nagiba ung laro - >

super late rally na...  from 3-1 naging 4-1 then 5-1  saka pala nakuha ung momentum....



Ou super late pero kitang kita ang kaba niya and emotion niya na siya mismo nagsabi. Mas malaking factor kasi yun sa laro niya. May ganun din siya rally sa mga matches niya na nanalo siya pero ibang yung kaba niya kanina and championship match yun.  ;) ;)
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 06, 2013 at 11:10 PM
she needs to move on and forget this wimbledon finals... bata pa naman sya.... (sarap)

may US OPEN pa... hehe
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 07, 2013 at 12:46 AM
sa wimbledon lang magaling si lisicki, hirap sya sa fast surface.

Kabado talaga si lisicki kasi its her first time to play in the finals of a major tournament tapos wimbledon pa. She has better game than bartoli. Sa head to head nila ni bartoli lamang sya. Bartoli has been to the finals of a major tournament before kaya confident siya (overconfident pa nga sa yabang).

Kung wala talaga yung jitters ni lisicki she would have won. Too bad at sayang yung run nya beating the top players for nothing.
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 07, 2013 at 11:21 AM
sana manalo si murray....
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 07, 2013 at 11:31 AM
Mens finals is later tonight right? Should be a great match
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Post by: deuce on Jul 07, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Kung wala talaga yung jitters ni lisicki she would have won. Too bad at sayang yung run nya beating the top players for nothing.

A runner-up trophy and prize money of GBP 800,000 or USD 1,216,000 isn't exactly "nothing" IMO :) And she's only 24. Hopefully she can maintain her level of play in the years to come, even if only at Wimby, because she's fun to watch!
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2013 at 08:22 PM
A runner-up trophy and prize money of GBP 800,000 or USD 1,216,000 isn't exactly "nothing" IMO :) And she's only 24. Hopefully she can maintain her level of play in the years to come, even if only at Wimby, because she's fun to watch!
ang sarap sarap nyang panoorin haha......

lake din ng pera nya.....


im excited to the MENS final....onti nalang
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 07, 2013 at 11:29 PM
 resilient talaga itong si murray. 1 more set and history will be made. Holiday sa UK in a flash.

Murray will have his pick of british chicks. Di kasi maganda gf niya, looks old for her age IMO. :D
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 07, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Awesome, Murray is up, 2 sets to love,...
Britain will definitely celebrate if he wins,...
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jul 07, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Ganda nung mga tira ni Djokovic pero pagbalik mas maganda yung kay Murray.

resilient talaga itong si murray. 1 more set and history will be made. Holiday sa UK in a flash.

Murray will have his pick of british chicks. Di kasi maganda gf niya, looks old for her age IMO. :D

Eto ba GF niya mukhang di naman mukhang matanda para sa kanya.

(http://i6.cdnds.net/12/41/hb-hair-envy-kim-sears-blow-dry-wimbledon-090712-mdn.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-do3e5hqsVFQ/UbRAzqeWEPI/AAAAAAAAEkw/0oFENmTzNw0/s400/Andy+Murray+with+Girlfriend-6.jpg)
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 07, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Ganda nung mga tira ni Djokovic pero pagbalik mas maganda yung kay Murray.

Murray improved, ganda ng returns nya,...
Mukhang malaki ang naitulong ni Coach Ivan Lendl
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2013 at 11:39 PM
novak is strugling.....

3rd set

0-2

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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jul 07, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Di ba naka cap si Djokovic kanina? Mukhang mas ok na tinanggal niya.  ::) ::)
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 07, 2013 at 11:53 PM
^^its working 3-2 na now in djokos favor.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2013 at 11:56 PM
^^its working 3-2 na now in djokos favor.
4-2 na nice....para tumagal....putay ako haha
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:01 AM
4-2 na nice....para tumagal....putay ako haha

Ano yung putay? Puyat na patay?  >:D >:D

Ito nga yung GF ni andy murray nakita ko sa audience.  ;D ;D

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-do3e5hqsVFQ/UbRAzqeWEPI/AAAAAAAAEkw/0oFENmTzNw0/s400/Andy+Murray+with+Girlfriend-6.jpg)
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:06 AM
bradley cooper and buttler are watching......

mas gusto ko lalake kesa sa babae....


4-3   30/30
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:10 AM
Do you have a pic of Novak's GF?  She's hotter than Murray's I think.
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Do you have a pic of Novak's GF?  She's hotter than Murray's I think.

Eto?  >:D >:D

(http://gototennis.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/novak-djokovic-girlfriend-jelena-ristic-bikini-italy-vacation-photos_03.jpg)

(http://press.rs/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Novak-Djokovics-Girlfriend-Jelena-Ristic-Watches-Him-Win-1st-US-Open-Defeating-Nadal-21.jpg)

Ganda nung mga return ni murray kala mo di na mahahabol.  ;D ;D
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:15 AM
Do you have a pic of Novak's GF?  She's hotter than Murray's I think.
hahaha...... nice one.....sir lithium.....

3 champs point for andy
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Nanginginig yung GF ni Murray.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:20 AM
3 champ points nasayang...adv Novak
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Ganda yung mga tira ni novak na di na marereturn pero narereturn pa din ni ni murray.

Congrats Murray.

Eto GF nila dalwa in two piece.

Novak
(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/001/788/512/JelenaRisticNovakDjokovictakesvacationlVSgp37dOcyl_display_image.jpg?1326306948)

Murray
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yMfMyIXdaK8/UbRBTJouHWI/AAAAAAAAElY/thqpOroXW7Y/s400/71746495-image.jpg)
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:26 AM
andy is the champ
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:29 AM
77 years since Fred Perry, the last Brit to win Wimby. 
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Post by: Superman on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:33 AM
Hurray for Murray!
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:33 AM
77 years since Fred Perry, the last Brit to win Wimby. 
  iiyak si andy..hula ko lang..iyakin yan eh...hehe
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:34 AM
Number 1 and 2 pala sila sa ranking nasa baba lang nila sina federer and Nadal.

Rank   
1 Djokovic, Novak (SRB)   
2 Murray, Andy (GBR)   
3 Federer, Roger (SUI)   
4 Ferrer, David (ESP)   
5 Nadal, Rafael (ESP)   

  iiyak si andy..hula ko lang..iyakin yan eh...hehe

Nagsalita parang naiiyak pero di naman umiyak siguro mamaya. wahaha
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:35 AM
I would cry too, hometown, and a crown after 77 years,...
Wow,..! Congratulations Andy Murray, he deserves to win this, it's his time....
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Number 1 and 2 pala sila sa ranking nasa baba lang nila sina federer and Nadal.

Rank   
1 Djokovic, Novak (SRB)   
2 Murray, Andy (GBR)   
3 Federer, Roger (SUI)   
4 Ferrer, David (ESP)   
5 Nadal, Rafael (ESP)   

Nagsalita parang naiiyak pero di naman umiyak siguro mamaya. wahaha

emotional kasi si andy...
every interview...

andyan mommy nya most of the time....

her girlfriend motivates him a lot.... anu kaya gift ni GF?
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Panalo yung mga last na return niya parang di na makukuha pero napapaganda pa.  ;D ;D

emotional kasi si andy...
every interview...

andyan mommy nya most of the time....

her girlfriend motivates him a lot.... anu kaya gift ni GF?

Hehehe alam na gift nun.. Baka ganito ang gift. ;D ;D

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8LvYtAby5z0/TFqmA8REWBI/AAAAAAAACwM/WWynOY4mtik/s400/Andy_Murray_Kim_Sears.jpg)
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Ganda yung mga tira ni novak na di na marereturn pero narereturn pa din ni ni murray.

Congrats Murray.

Eto GF nila dalwa in two piece.

Novak
(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/001/788/512/JelenaRisticNovakDjokovictakesvacationlVSgp37dOcyl_display_image.jpg?1326306948)

Murray
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yMfMyIXdaK8/UbRBTJouHWI/AAAAAAAAElY/thqpOroXW7Y/s400/71746495-image.jpg)

Diba baliktad?  Blonde yung Kay Novak.
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Diba baliktad?  Blonde yung Kay Novak.

Tama yan bro...

(http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/picture_this/public/2012/01/31/223691-tennis-star-novak-djokovic-with-girlfriend-jelena-ristic.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--c7wrxdWPOQ/UHqwqi710TI/AAAAAAAABNY/jUvPafqNlIU/s320/Novak+Djokovic+Girlfriend+Jelena+Ristic+2012_1.jpg)

(http://img3.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/480/83174586-novaks-girlfriend.jpg)

Murray
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01928/sears_1928681b.jpg)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02609/murray-sears_2609640b.jpg)
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 08, 2013 at 01:03 AM
wimbeldon champ si murray 2013, last nag champ ang british is 77 yrs ago. i think it's fred perry
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 08, 2013 at 01:15 AM
Diba baliktad?  Blonde yung Kay Novak.
Kim Sears gf ni Murray & Jenina Ristic kay novak
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Post by: ≧◉◡◉≦xrampage≧◉◡◉≦ on Jul 08, 2013 at 01:24 AM
Kim Sears gf ni Murray & Jenina Ristic kay novak

Sila nga yung sa post ko pero yung kay nova is Jelena Ristic.  >:D >:D

Kim Sears
(http://ris.fashion.telegraph.co.uk/RichImageService.svc/imagecontent/1/TMG9386657/m/kim-sears-rex_2271733a.jpg)

Jelena Ristic
(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/article/media_slots/photos/000/688/501/JelenaRisticNovakDjokovicFoundationInauguralgwIk7ya47x8l_original.jpg?1358543582)
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Post by: bumblebee on Jul 08, 2013 at 08:05 AM
Down 4-1 in the second set to win it 7-5. The pressure alone from winning it for your home crowd and ending a 77-year drought in Wimbledon is unthinkable. Absolutely brilliant performance from Murray.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 08, 2013 at 08:35 AM
I was for novak, pero before the match feeling ko talaga murray will win. Kasi parang sobrang hirap to win against the polish big server and murray did it. Congrats to murray, tennis players and f1 drivers have the hottest ;D girlfriends.
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Post by: paolorenzo on Jul 08, 2013 at 08:42 AM
tennis players and f1 drivers have the hottest ;D girlfriends.

Yesterday was a day of the homeboys.  [email protected], [email protected]ürburgring.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 08, 2013 at 09:19 AM
I've always preferred Murray's lady.  She really looks gorgeous whatever expression comes out of her face.  Lately, she has been showing more emotions while watching Murray.  Dati, tahimik na tahimik most of the time sa family box.

But I still think masarap magluto at kumarinyo si Mrs. Federer. 

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Post by: dpogs on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:07 PM
murray for the win...
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 08, 2013 at 02:01 PM
I've always preferred Murray's lady.  She really looks gorgeous whatever expression comes out of her face.  Lately, she has been showing more emotions while watching Murray.  Dati, tahimik na tahimik most of the time sa family box.

But I still think masarap magluto at kumarinyo si Mrs. Federer. 



baka mrs murry na sya kaya pwede ng magmatapang hahaha...early years tabi pa nga sila ng byenan sa box pero now hindi na...mukhang mrs murray na nnga hehehe
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Post by: luis on Jul 08, 2013 at 02:33 PM
watched the championship last night.  ibang level yung laro ni Andy kaya 3 sets lang tapos kaagad.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 08, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Djoko and Murray very have similar baseline games - they were closely matched in this regard. The difference was Andy's surprisingly excellent court coverage - his ability to run down almost everything Novak threw at him coupled with Novak's unusually erratic backhand. Compared to last year's final against Federer, we saw a much more athletic Andy Murray last night.

Ultimately, Novak was outgunned at the baseline and while successful with the drop shot, he lacked the ability to serve and volley and thus change the tempo of the game. Djoko can learn a thing or two from Pete Sampras or that old master - Rod Laver. 
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Post by: frequenzy on Jul 08, 2013 at 05:31 PM
I don't know what's happening with Djoko but he never settled down the whole game. While Murray certainly approved, he was like Nadal when tracking those drop shots. Most of the drop shots should be winners already but somehow Murray was always catching up to it.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 08, 2013 at 09:29 PM
I miss the serve and volleyers. Puro baseliners na ngayon. I love the games of McEnroe, Becker and Navratilova.
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Post by: wilver on Jul 08, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Also the likes of Stefan Edberg, Pat Cash, Patrick Rafter and Goran Ivanisevic.
I guess the advancement in racket technology has kept the serve and volleyers at the baseline.

I've been using Djokovic racket lately (Head YOUTEK Graphene Speed Pro). Control and feel is superb!
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 08, 2013 at 10:30 PM
watched the championship last night.  ibang level yung laro ni Andy kaya 3 sets lang tapos kaagad.

I was also surprised to see it end in 3 straight sets. I was expecting a full 5 set marathon.

I don't know what's happening with Djoko but he never settled down the whole game. While Murray certainly approved, he was like Nadal when tracking those drop shots. Most of the drop shots should be winners already but somehow Murray was always catching up to it.

Dyan ako believe kay murray. How he chases those balls whereever they are. Sa iba those are already lost points since they will just give up chasing them but murray will go for them no matter what. Kaya nahirapan maka-point si djoko.
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 09, 2013 at 02:48 AM
Had Djokovic not played in the longest Wimbledon semi of all time (4 hours and 43 minutes), the score would have really been different.

Murray got a bit lucky in this tourney, he played at home, had a great draw, and faced a tired Novak in the final.
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Post by: bumblebee on Jul 09, 2013 at 07:14 AM
Murray got a bit lucky in this tourney, he played at home, had a great draw, and faced a tired Novak in the final.

I thought playing at home was more of a bane than boon for Murray. Grabe yung pressure. So I guess that evened the odds.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jul 09, 2013 at 07:30 AM
I thought playing at home was more of a bane than boon for Murray. Grabe yung pressure. So I guess that evened the odds.

The expectations and hope of a country can be a bane and put pressure on you specially if you are losing but their support and encouragement can really be a boon and give you that extra energy when you are winning. Had Djokovic won the second set, the outcome might have been different.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 09, 2013 at 07:52 AM
I hated the games of serve and volleyers especially the machine-like Pete Sampras who could get a winner in only like a few seconds.    But it was most exciting to watch a baseliner vs a serve and volleyer, especially those tight passing shots along the line. 

The men's finals ended in 3 straight sets but it was a very good and long 3-set match.  Murray simply got the breaks when it mattered the most for every single set.

I thought the evolution of most top players to baseline style of play is due to the slowed down courts because of the stronger power of the current gen players.


I miss the serve and volleyers. Puro baseliners na ngayon. I love the games of McEnroe, Becker and Navratilova.
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Post by: paolorenzo on Jul 09, 2013 at 08:07 AM
Another serve and volley player back then was Tim Henman.  The previous hope of UK at Wimbeldon.

It was an ok game.  Novak was obviously out of his element, complaining so much, and slipping and sliding all over the court.  Feel good win for Andy and the rest of the locals.

My favorite Wimbeldon moment remains to be Goran's win over Pat Rafter, when he was invited as a wildcard.  He had nothing in his game except for his monster serve, and it proved to be enough to win it that year.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 09, 2013 at 08:42 AM
I hated the games of serve and volleyers especially the machine-like Pete Sampras who could get a winner in only like a few seconds.    But it was most exciting to watch a baseliner vs a serve and volleyer, especially those tight passing shots along the line. 

The men's finals ended in 3 straight sets but it was a very good and long 3-set match.  Murray simply got the breaks when it mattered the most for every single set.

I thought the evolution of most top players to baseline style of play is due to the slowed down courts because of the stronger power of the current gen players.



 Oh ya i forgot sampras hehe. Vijay amritraj, the commentator now, was discussing why the serve and volley disappeared. he mentioned the equipment and the balls are heavier now so majority are baseliners. Here is an article pero from 2008 pa ata from bleacher report.



Why is the Serve-and-Volley Game Extinct in Today's Tennis?

That’s the single most haunting question in the world of tennis today. As Federer and Nadal continue to awe the spectators with their fabulous rallies and scintillating baseline game, most of the fans still yearn for the serve-and-volley game to make a re-entry into the sport.

The art of serve-and-volley had been perfected by tennis greats like Jack Kramer, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, and Martina Navratilova to name a few, but of late this art seems to have lost its sheen.

Serve-and-volley is a style of play in tennis where the player serving moves quickly towards the net after the serve. The server then attempts to hit a volley, as opposed to the baseline style, where the server would stay back following the serve and attempt to hit a groundstroke.

The aim of this strategy is to put immediate pressure on the opponent, so that good returns must be made, or else the server can gain advantage. This tactic is especially useful on fast courts (e.g. grass courts) and less so on slow courts (e.g. clay courts). For it to be successful, the player must either have a good serve or be exceptionally quick in movement around the net.

But, as John McEnroe puts it in his book “You Can’t Be Serious!”, the cause of the decline in the serve-and-volley game are the powerful lightweight composite racquets that everyone uses today.

In the days of wooden racquets, it simply wasn't possible to generate enough power to just crush a forehand past your opponent. To be successful, you had to work the point to create unreturnable angles. It is much easier to create angles at the net, so the serve-and-volley game was more popular.

Now, though angles can still be important, with the introduction of wider graphite racquets, everyone hits the ball so hard that it can be difficult to even approach the net.

When you do get there, passing shots from your opponent are much more difficult to handle. So it doesn't pay to work too hard on serve-and-volley skills, so no one does.

To encourage more artistry through the strategic use of angles, McEnroe advocates a return to wooden racquets in the professional game.

Some experts argue that the game has turned more 'vanilla' in the nature of the surfaces.  Even the new laid grass surfaces at Wimbledon is slower and the balls sit up more than they used to, due to changes in the undersurface and the type of grass used there.

Even Boris Becker once said, “I could have never won a single Wimbledon on such ‘slow’ surfaces.”

Another interesting fact about the whole issue is the lack of encouragement of serve-and-volley style by the USTA. The coaches now emphasize more on the baseline play of the junior players, and volleying is taught only in respect to doubles game.

The most interesting take on the decline is blamed on a conspiracy theory involving tennis organizers to encourage longer rallies and attract more spectators!

In support of the claim, supporters quote the introduction of new laws [supposedly] against Pancho Gonzales and Jack Kramer to curb their serve-and-volley game.

The rules include the VASSS introduction in '50s, the three-bounce rule and making the second serve line a yard behind. Though the rules were subsequently dropped, the introduction of graphite racquets, hybrid strings, and slower grass courts have eventually managed to kill the serve-and-volley game.

Others neutral to the issue consider serve-and-volley as a created opportunity, not a total game.

It is only one pattern of many used in the game. Top players still move the serve around and use variety at all sections of the court looking to come in and hit the easy volley to close out the point.

Personally, I believe the serve-and-volley can still be employed in the game, though the players need to put in more effort not only in their movements, but also mentally, in order to anticipate the location of the return and move into position early, and the only way to achieve that is practice. After all, practice makes one perfect.
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Post by: bumblebee on Jul 09, 2013 at 09:41 AM
Hoping to see a "slam dunk" ala Sampras in today's tennis.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 09, 2013 at 09:54 AM
My favorite serve and volleyer was Patrick Rafter, followed by Roger Federer nung nagsisimula pa sya,
then he shifted to the baseline game which suited him quite well,...

Mahirap kalaro ang S&V player, lalo kung napaka-hahaba ng arms, you'd have to be very precise sa pass and overhead, though I must admit, I miss seeing that kind of play nowadays,...
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 09, 2013 at 10:00 AM
I miss those boris becker diving plays at the net. To me, Makes it more fun to watch.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 09, 2013 at 10:12 AM
Si Becker?  Boom, toink with dive, point!  2-3 sec job.  Mas matagal pa yung pagpagin ang dumi sa damit and body and bumalik sa baseline for the next serve.  Hehehe.

But Im amazed sa drop shots ni Sampras that seemed to break the ball speed so fast, and McEnroe's elegant volleys.  They made it look so easy.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 09, 2013 at 10:01 PM
I mentioned Sampras and Laver in my post above because these are the very rare players who can play from the baseline with equal ease and skill as rushing the net. Yup, I'm old enough to have seen Laver play in the twilight of his career, mid-70's and he was still sublime then - an all rounder.  I can just imagine how good he was earlier when he won 2 Grand Slams.

By contrast, there were the John McEnroes and the Stefan Edbergs who were pure serve and volleyers and the Ivan Lendls and Bjorn Borgs who were pure baseliners.  Bonking Boris (Becker) was more of an all-rounder in the mold of Sampras and Laver albeit inferior to both.

McEnroe and Laver are the best volleyers I have ever seen - their directional control of the ball and the angles they achieved - I've never seen anyone replicate to this day.  McEnroe is the best serve and volleyer period while Laver is just plain the best player ever (Sampras 2nd, Federer 3rd) in my book.
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Post by: paolorenzo on Jul 09, 2013 at 10:26 PM
I find Federer better than Sampras, due to his dominance on the different surfaces.  Si Rafa lang talaga ang kryptonite ni Roger.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 09, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Federer's service is great but Sampras' is a weapon and this is why Pete tops Roger IMO. Pete can volley while Fed is just decent there.  Ground strokes I'd say they are even (Pete with a little edge due to more power) although without a doubt Roger's style is incredibly beautiful - his tennis is just poetry in motion.
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 10, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Federer has a better return-of-serve (equal to Agassi) and a better backhand than Sampras. RF is also more versatile, he would have still won slams even during the time of Borg.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 10, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Borg vs Nadal at the French Open using wooden racket?

Federer vs Sampras using current equipment and slower courts?

Navratilova vs any of the hot girls right now?  Hehehe

How can you compare players of different generations, different equipment and different court conditions?  I forgot where I read that data (or did I watch it) showing the unbelievable level of spin generated by a Nadal forehand and a Federer forehand.  Basta yung pinaka-maraming grandslam ang greatest because they adapted best to their playing environment.  Si Jack Nicklaus bale yon. ahihihi.

Federer has a better return-of-serve (equal to Agassi) and a better backhand than Sampras. RF is also more versatile, he would have still won slams even during the time of Borg.
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Post by: bumblebee on Jul 10, 2013 at 03:14 PM
I'd look at Sampras' and Federer's opponents in their first 14 slams.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 10, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Fair enough.

I was a huge Agassi fan but would admit that he won many grandslams by facing not so good players in the finals.  Sampras practically wiped them all out when he faced them on grandslam finals.  Same as Federer until Nadal came.  Same as Borg until McEnroe came.

Therefore, Novak or Nadal could possibly be the best in terms of quality of opponents in the finals.




 
I'd look at Sampras' and Federer's opponents in their first 14 slams.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 10, 2013 at 07:19 PM

Navratilova vs any of the hot girls right now?  Heheh


Among the girls Graf was tops IMO.  She rudely ended the Navratilova-Evert hegemony and raised the bar much higher with her unprecedented athleticism.  If Navratilova offered Evert a semblance of rivalry (granted it was a bit one sided in Martina's favor), Graf absolutely destroyed Evert and eventually over powered and outsped the muscular Navratilova, previously the epitome of female (or she-male in this case) athleticism in all of sports.

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Post by: brainwashed on Jul 10, 2013 at 07:46 PM
Among the girls Graf was tops IMO.  She rudely ended the Navratilova-Evert hegemony and raised the bar much higher with her unprecedented athleticism.  If Navratilova offered Evert a semblance of rivalry (granted it was a bit one sided in Martina's favor), Graf absolutely destroyed Evert and eventually over powered and outsped the muscular Navratilova, previously the epitome of female (or she-male in this case) athleticism in all of sports.

You have to take into consideration that Evert started playing in the early 70's while Navratilova in the late 70's.  They were still dominating the women's scene, both winning 18 slams each during the late 80's with Evert winning her last slam in 1986 and Navratilova in 1990. Both ladies were old compared to the young Graf.

Also Graf had her Seles. Seles dominated Graf and had won 3 out of 4 grand slam finals they had played prior to Seles' stabbing in 1993 in Hamburg by a obsessed Graf fan. At that time Graf had already won 11 slams while Seles had 8. Seles had won 3 of the 4 slams the previous 2 years with Graf winning the 2 others both at Wimbledon. At the rate they were going, Seles was going to overtake Graf in the won-slams race. With Seles' stabbing, Graf then dominated the women's scene winning 11 more slams while Seles won just 1 more,never fully recovering her form prior to the stabbing.

What if Seles never got stabbed? Would it have been Seles with the most number of slams and not Graf?
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 11, 2013 at 06:01 AM
I look at the tools they had at their disposal at their peak.  Evert wouldn't be in the same league as the other 3 - Graf, Navratilova and Seles.  Graf plays like a bigger, stronger, and faster version of Evert with a better net game.  Martina was still at her peak when Steffi came along. Poor Seles' career was certainly affected by the stabbing but I believe Graf would've prevailed in the long term as she had a more complete game.  Seles is sort of like a Nadal to Graf's Federer, only closer. At the time Seles was on top, their matches were really close and Seles with her 2 handed strokes on both sides was too slow for grass and was awkward at the net. She only knew how to bludgeon those ground strokes.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 11, 2013 at 06:15 AM
Dami ko natutunan sa old school tennis...i just started watching tennis on the era of rafa
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 11, 2013 at 06:19 AM
I find Federer better than Sampras, due to his dominance on the different surfaces.  Si Rafa lang talaga ang kryptonite ni Roger.

Idagdag mo na sir si Novak,
the sad reality is that, nanatili ang style ni Federer, while his opponents leveled up,
kaya idagdag pa natin ang age factor talaga, medyo mahihirapan na syang makabalik
sa Number 1 or even makakuha ng mga Grand Slams,...
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 11, 2013 at 08:08 AM
Oh Stefi.  I wanted to run to the toilet everytime I watched her live at the Ariake Stadium in Tokyo in the 90s.  Tall and shapely!!!  And so was Seles in person.  She only looked chubby on TV but even the heftier and meatier ladies looked quite nicer (slimmer) in person.

ESPN 30 for 30 - the episode about Evert and Navratilova - very nice one!

Yeah, I agree that the stabbing of Monica had so much physical and pyschological effect on her - such a tragedy considering she was definitely starting to dominate Stefi at that time.
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Post by: TOP 20 on Jul 11, 2013 at 08:24 AM
Graf is my favorite female tennis player of all time. My only gripe is that she never developed a topspin backhand after all those years. Maybe because her slice is so low, she didn't find the need for the latter.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 11, 2013 at 08:26 AM
But she was very effective in positioning herself for forehand.  Binawi sa bilis ng footwork.

Graf is my favorite female tennis player of all time. My only gripe is that she never developed a topspin backhand after all those years. Maybe because her slice is so low, she didn't find the need for the latter.
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Post by: TOP 20 on Jul 11, 2013 at 08:31 AM
But she was very effective in positioning herself for forehand.  Binawi sa bilis ng footwork.

Yup! She'll overplay her backhand side & recover in no time. That's her advantage over Monica that's why I also believe that she would've solved the Seles puzzle in the long run.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 12, 2013 at 03:20 PM
Graf is my favorite female tennis player of all time. My only gripe is that she never developed a topspin backhand after all those years. Maybe because her slice is so low, she didn't find the need for the latter.

Steffi had a rarely-used but good one-handed topspin backhand for passing opponents at the net.  On rallies, she preferred to use the low slice since it was such a great defensive stroke (you cannot return a good slice with a drive as the ball will just catch the net) but it did invite players like Navratilova to approach the net, whereby Steffi will respond with the topspin backhand or more likely, her signature inside-out forehand.  Steffi was of course known for her forehand - it's her main weapon and at the time, it was a bazooka. 

My vote for best backhand ever among women -  Justine Henin-Hardenne's.  Such a beautiful shot that one.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jul 12, 2013 at 07:01 PM
My vote for best backhand ever among women -  Justine Henin-Hardenne's.  Such a beautiful shot that one.

I agree with this. It's a pity that health issues forced Henin to retire. Though she tried to make a comeback further injuries made her totally quit. She was at the top when she retired. She was, I believe, the only player to have beaten both Williams sisters en route to a grandslam.
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Post by: paolorenzo on Jul 12, 2013 at 07:11 PM
Idagdag mo na sir si Novak,
the sad reality is that, nanatili ang style ni Federer, while his opponents leveled up,
kaya idagdag pa natin ang age factor talaga, medyo mahihirapan na syang makabalik
sa Number 1 or even makakuha ng mga Grand Slams,...


I think Roger is on the decline.  It's not a fair comparison as Novak is just on the rise.  Maybe Rafa had a lot to do with Roger's recent decline.  Baka rin sobrang accomplished na si Roger, medyo nawawala na rin yung hunger/drive (although he will not admit to it).  He's been doing Wimbeldon for a full decade now.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 24, 2014 at 07:22 AM
Nice Australian open  semifinal today at 4:30pm. nadal vs federer. Federer is playing good lately, adding some good volleys to his game.
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Post by: comet on Jan 24, 2014 at 08:04 AM
gonna watch this later, been a fan of their court rivalry :)
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 24, 2014 at 08:10 AM
federer vs wawrinka in the finals! A swiss will win for sure :)
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jan 24, 2014 at 08:42 AM
Go rafa...rafa's serve is very slow sue to the blister on his hand...  Lets see how it goes...
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jan 24, 2014 at 09:07 AM
Nice Australian open  semifinal today at 4:30pm. nadal vs federer. Federer is playing good lately, adding some good volleys to his game.

He's going back to basics, that's his original playing style,...
He's trying to shorten the points as much as he can, he cannot fight fire with fire anymore
at his age, the serve and volley game would fit him quite well,...

He's currently playing with a new bigger racquet, from 90sq.in to 98sq.in
and somehow it matches well with his game, his game was analyzed the other day,
last year, he was striking the ball at a height of 36-37", now he is taking the ball much earlier
at 30", that is a huge difference in terms of power.

I sure would love to see him win this one,...

Am also glad to see that the GREATS are back,
most of the great players are back, not as players
but as coaches, Stefan Edberg is with Federer, Boris Becker is with Novak Djokovic,
Michael Chang is coaching Nei Kishikori and Andy Murray is with Ivan Lendl.

The Australian Open also the short return of Patrick Rafter playing doubles with Lleyton hewitt,
too bad they got eliminated early,...


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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jan 24, 2014 at 06:11 PM
Rafa leads 1set... Hopefully makatagal sys sa injury nya sa palad
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Post by: anchit on Jan 24, 2014 at 06:33 PM
pete Sampras is also watching. 3 legends in one roof. kulang na lang si Agassi. The Rod Laver arena is very close to where I live kaso ubos na agad tickets.
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Post by: dpogs on Jan 24, 2014 at 07:00 PM
gusto ko manalo si rafa.. pero gusto ko rin manalo si fed... tsk...

pero mas gusto ko manalo si pete he he he...
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jan 24, 2014 at 07:17 PM
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2014/jan/23/roger-federer-rafael-nadal-greatest.             Rafa sealed the deal.....     Fantastic accuracy and passes.       ...could be the greatest at all time...clay master....
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 24, 2014 at 11:01 PM
That sucks. One swiss down, one more to go. I hope swiss no. 2 gets the spaniard.

Federer is not really at par with the top dogs na. His game is old and can easily be read. Puro crosscourt at di man lang mag down-the-line straight. I think his grand slam wins at 17 will be final. Swerte kung it reaches pa ng 18.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jan 24, 2014 at 11:54 PM
and that's the game,...
Too bad, talagang alam na alam na ni Rafa ang laro ni Federer,...
 ;)
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Post by: xbase on Jan 25, 2014 at 01:18 AM
it will be an exciting game between rafa and stan...
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Post by: deuce on Jan 25, 2014 at 05:39 AM
Actually Federer did well in this tournament. He unveiled a "new" aggressive style, and came to the net more times than he used to.  This was in full display in his fourth round match against Tsonga and quarterfinal match against Murray, giving his supporters hope that he had real chances against Nadal.

Pero iba talaga kapag si Nadal na kalaban niya. Federer himself admitted this in his post-match interview:  "I don't know how to explain you guys.  It's totally different playing Rafa over anybody else.  Playing Murray or Rafa is day and night.
It's not because of the level necessarily, but it's just every point is played in a completely different fashion and I have to totally change my game."

Or maybe it's all in his head, who knows...
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Post by: deuce on Jan 25, 2014 at 05:41 AM
She was, I believe, the only player to have beaten both Williams sisters en route to a grandslam.

An old post, but... Nope, supermom Kim Clijsters did it in the 2009 US Open where she was unseeded, having just come out of a two-year retirement to have a baby.  :)
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 25, 2014 at 05:58 AM
Hay I wanted sana 5 sets. Nadal is federer's kryptonite. Women's final today at 4pm.
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Post by: deuce on Jan 25, 2014 at 07:34 AM
it will be an exciting game between rafa and stan...

Let's hope! Pero ang head-to-head nila e Nadal 12 - Wawrinka 0, and in those 12 losses Stan never won a set :(
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 25, 2014 at 08:11 AM
The reason federer said that is because in the entire tennis universe Nadal is the only one who holds the tennis racquet differently. He holds it in such a way that it generates so much spin. And its not easy to hold  it that way. It takes a lot of strength to grip it para di humagis yung racquet.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jan 25, 2014 at 10:59 AM
rafa is tough mentally....
o my idol came back fantastic last year after his injury... i never expect him to recover that fast and won 2 GS last year.

4 more GS and pretty sure he will be the greatest tennis player of all time.
Hope he will be healthy in the next 4-5years where he can add 5 French open titles.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jan 25, 2014 at 07:33 PM
Li Na has won her second Grand Slam, the Australian Open. Third time's a charm worked for her, having failed in her last two trips to the Australian Open's final.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jan 26, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Li Na has won her second Grand Slam, the Australian Open. Third time's a charm worked for her, having failed in her last two trips to the Australian Open's final.

Nice one....

excited on the Mens Finals later...
Hopefully Nadal takes this one

2 GS each - Australian, US, Wimbledon, French
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jan 26, 2014 at 06:09 PM
Hayz...nadal cant move ..just walking...what a disappointment...
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Post by: brainwashed on Jan 26, 2014 at 06:37 PM
Now why is it that every time an opponent really plays well and dominates Nadal, he comes up with an injury? And then when the opponent eases up, Nadal starts playing well again as if he has no injury at all. It has happened before against Djokovich, it is happening again with Wawrinka.
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Post by: dpogs on Jan 26, 2014 at 07:02 PM
tsk... matatalo pa ata si nadal...
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Post by: dpogs on Jan 26, 2014 at 07:14 PM
talo nga... sayang naman... nakaka disappoint naman...
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 26, 2014 at 07:29 PM
Now why is it that every time an opponent really plays well and dominates Nadal, he comes up with an injury? And then when the opponent eases up, Nadal starts playing well again as if he has no injury at all. It has happened before against Djokovich, it is happening again with Wawrinka.

May pa-tear-tear pa sa speech nya :) Nadal played really well against federer, tapos now bigla nagka-injury..hmm

Im glad that wawrinka won, maiba naman. I really think wawrinka currently has the best backhand in tennisland. You dont know which way it will go. He deserves the win.
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Post by: xbase on Jan 26, 2014 at 07:46 PM
just a congratulation to Stan for the grand slam...  one of the most dramatic tennis game i've ever seen...

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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jan 28, 2014 at 01:32 PM
federer fanatic should be glad about the defeat of NADAL.
This time he is really injured...

stan defeat nadal for the first time and it was a GS... tsk tsk tsk...

he did his best to continue and not just quit despite of the injury.
Other player could have retire from the game.

marami lang nagboo - daming disappointed.. they paid to watch a good game but it was not provided to them
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Post by: xbase on Mar 09, 2014 at 04:29 PM
Malapit na start ng indian wells, makabalik kaya si federer?
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Mar 09, 2014 at 06:34 PM
Malapit na start ng indian wells, makabalik kaya si federer?
maganda nilaro nya sa dubai ... Hopefully he can recover from last year
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Post by: xbase on Mar 16, 2014 at 10:55 PM
Federer now waiting for finals...
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Post by: deuce on Mar 17, 2014 at 07:35 AM
The Federer-Djokovic final was carried live by Balls channel at the ungodly hour of 5 a.m. They played a scintillating third set. Federer got broken early, in only his second service game, but broke back when Djokovic served for the match at 5-4. Federer even led at 6-5 but Djokovic forced a tiebreak that he won, 7-3.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Mar 17, 2014 at 12:58 PM
hope i can watch the replay...  i stop watching after nadal was beaten by dolgopolov
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Post by: xbase on Mar 17, 2014 at 01:43 PM
Will watch replay na lang din, di nagising ng 5am kanina. Hehehe....
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Post by: xbase on Apr 18, 2014 at 09:04 PM
Nadal lost to Ferrer in Monte Carlo.
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Post by: BusyChild on May 10, 2014 at 10:57 PM
https://ph.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/thepassionatefan/nadal--djokovic--serena--agassi--sampras-to-play-in-manila-for-tennis-team-event-053420043-tennis.html#more-id

Hello, tennis fans!
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on May 11, 2014 at 08:27 AM
Good for you guys,...
Seen them play here in Indian Wells,
i am a fan of Roger Federer, but after seeing Rafael Nadal's game,
I understand then why Federer is having a real hard time beating him,...

As a player as well, saw the difference in their game, iba ang palo ni Nadal talaga,
In every swing he takes, in every hit he makes with his racquet, BOOM,... As in BOOM talaga,
Its pure power, idagdag mo pa ang accuracy ng placement, he is quite deadly,...

Federer is simply beautiful on court, he dances well, and plays gracefully, but that is not enough to match the power of the Nadal game,...

Good to see that they're visiting the Philippines, that would be great for the tennis community in our country....
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Post by: raider125jeigh on May 11, 2014 at 09:39 AM
lately rafa's is not tha rafa i use to watch in clay court after he was beaten by stanis in last GS...beaten by dolgo in Indian wells.  Last two clay court(red) he was defeated by Ferrer then Almagro...
hays... hopefully he wins the Madrid Finals so he'll have that confident prior to next GS to have his 9th French Open title....
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on May 11, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Injuries are starting to creep in for him, hindi na rin nakakarecover ang katawan nya ng ganun kabilis,
but DAMN, ibang klase ang power nya talaga, I love how he hits the ball, halos mapaputok ang bola sa lakas ng palo,... Am really impressed... I've watched most of the matches in Indian Wells this year, pero wala akong nakitang kasing lakas ng bola ni Rafa, sadly, tumatanda na rin talaga,..
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Post by: raider125jeigh on May 11, 2014 at 01:21 PM
Injuries are starting to creep in for him, hindi na rin nakakarecover ang katawan nya ng ganun kabilis,
but DAMN, ibang klase ang power nya talaga, I love how he hits the ball, halos mapaputok ang bola sa lakas ng palo,... Am really impressed... I've watched most of the matches in Indian Wells this year, pero wala akong nakitang kasing lakas ng bola ni Rafa, sadly, tumatanda na rin talaga,..

yup he hits the ball really hard... prone to injury but he recover last year and make it to the top.. wala naman current injury si rafa... nawala lang ung kompyansa nya after matalo kay stanis...

once manalosya sa mutua madrid finals - im positive he can get the french open title 2-3weeks from now.
sana hindi pa lubusang magaling ung wrist injury ni novak.

si novak lang ang may pagasang talunin sya sa clay court sa Grand slam.

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Post by: Mr. Hankey on May 11, 2014 at 03:06 PM
I'd wait until we get official confirmation on the final roster of players before buying tickets, though.
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Post by: Courage on May 12, 2014 at 10:57 AM
Anybody knows what channel shows WTA Live? Yung BALLS HD shows only Men's, gusto ko kasi panoodin si Eugenie Bouchard he he he
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 01, 2014 at 07:31 AM
RAFA advances to 4th round ......konti palang nawawala na malakas....
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 02, 2014 at 08:21 PM
Anybody knows what channel shows WTA Live? Yung BALLS HD shows only Men's, gusto ko kasi panoodin si Eugenie Bouchard he he he

Saw her play at Fox SportsHD yesterday beating Kerber easily in 2 sets. Hope to watch her up to the Finals... hehehe
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Post by: jjjeronimo on Jun 03, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Possible ba ang Bouchard - Sharapova finals?  >:D
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Post by: edboy7 on Jun 03, 2014 at 02:21 PM
Quarters yata or semis bro  yum yum! :)
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Post by: deuce on Jun 03, 2014 at 02:57 PM
Quarters yata or semis bro  yum yum! :)

They will meet in the semis if Sharapova beats Muguruza (winner over Serena Williams) and if Bouchard prevails over Suarez Navarro in the quarters.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 03, 2014 at 04:55 PM
Maybe it's high time Roger Federer seriously consider retiring. He is being beaten by players he could have easily defeated 4 or 5 years ago. He might still win a Grand Slam or two but he would need to be very very lucky. He has been good. He has been excellent but he has never been lucky.
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 03, 2014 at 08:13 PM
EB match live at Fox Sports... tweet, tweet.
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Post by: edboy7 on Jun 03, 2014 at 09:52 PM
Babaeng babae talaga ang mga galaw ni Maria!!!! the way I like it LOL :) ....lalo na when she screams/grunts...music to my ears!!!! hehehehe
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 03, 2014 at 10:32 PM
They will meet in the semis if Sharapova beats Muguruza (winner over Serena Williams) and if Bouchard prevails over Suarez Navarro in the quarters.
Both beauties will meet in the semis... yippee >:D
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Post by: jjjeronimo on Jun 04, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Looking forward to this match.   >:D

Kahit sino manalo, basta masarap manood!
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Post by: edboy7 on Jun 04, 2014 at 12:05 PM
ayan  :)

(http://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/bkxnjehciaerh1s.jpg?w=677)
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Post by: Courage on Jun 04, 2014 at 01:30 PM
Im a fan of Genie, hope she wins tomorrow...


Genie when she was 12 years old(Left picture) i think, with Sharapova..
(http://www.fuebuena.com.ar/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/bouchard-sharapova.jpg)
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Post by: NongP on Jun 04, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Akala ko naligaw ako ng thread (The "Hot" Thread)  ;D
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 05, 2014 at 12:20 AM
a very interesting trivia about the other "hot" player in the QF game:
https://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/24128700/radical-breast-surgery-helped-simona-halep-turn-career-around/

(http://www.totalprosports.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/simona-halep-before-and-after.png)
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Post by: Courage on Jun 05, 2014 at 01:38 AM
Ganda ng laban ni Nadal at Ferrer...
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Post by: xbase on Jun 05, 2014 at 01:51 AM
Ganda ng laban ni Nadal at Ferrer...
sino panalo?
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 05, 2014 at 03:17 AM
Nadal is leading right now...

mas maganda laban between Murray and Monfils
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Post by: Courage on Jun 05, 2014 at 01:02 PM
sino panalo?

Nadal Won, bumigay si Ferrer after 2nd set. 1st Set was won by Ferrer..
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Post by: Courage on Jun 05, 2014 at 01:02 PM
So excited later

Genie Bouchard vs Maria Sharapova...

I hope Bouchard wins...
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Post by: dencio105 on Jun 05, 2014 at 11:50 PM
It's Maria Sharapova 4-6, 7-5, 6-2!
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 06, 2014 at 12:33 AM
Bouchard will win a grand slam soon, that's for sure.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jun 06, 2014 at 02:10 AM
bros what time ba ang live sa fox sport? at night replay na lang kse. thanks
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 06, 2014 at 04:07 AM
kainis natalo si Eugenie ko. Sana matalo si sharapova kay halep sa finals. ;D

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Post by: Courage on Jun 06, 2014 at 06:49 AM
Hu Hu Hu... Natalo is Genie......
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 06, 2014 at 08:11 AM
Hu Hu Hu... Natalo is Genie......
sayang boss hehe....      Excited for nadal and murray semis...
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Post by: dencio105 on Jun 06, 2014 at 08:34 AM
Bouchard will win a grand slam soon, that's for sure.
^Agree with this one.

bros what time ba ang live sa fox sport? at night replay na lang kse. thanks

Watched it live last night over at Fox Sport HD. Didn't caught the entire first set but the two and a half hour match ended shortly before 12mn so it probably started around 9:30pm.
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 06, 2014 at 10:00 AM
bros what time ba ang live sa fox sport? at night replay na lang kse. thanks

live yung sa fox sports at night. Paris is only 6hrs behind us so when they play lets say 3pm that's 9pm our time.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jun 06, 2014 at 01:11 PM
so yung morning pla replay. thanks bros
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Post by: Courage on Jun 06, 2014 at 01:52 PM
Bouchard will win a grand slam soon, that's for sure.

The way she's playing.. for sure ito... Ang dami pang madedevelop sa skills nya, only 20 years old..

Next Wimbledon, Sana makakuha sya ng titles pa sa Tour, ano kayang magiging ranking nya ngayon since nakaabot sya sa Semis ng RG..
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Post by: deuce on Jun 06, 2014 at 03:28 PM
ano kayang magiging ranking nya ngayon since nakaabot sya sa Semis ng RG..

No. 12. She would have been No. 8 if she had defeated Sharapova.
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Post by: deuce on Jun 07, 2014 at 03:12 PM
Finally, Nadal vs. Djokovic in Roland Garros finals.

A lot at stake for both men.

For both: the World No. 1 ranking.

For Nadal: proof that he is still King Of Clay and an answer to the question of whether he can still hope to overtake Federer's 17 slams.

For Djokovic: first French Open title ever and with it, completion of his career grand slam.

Hoping for a great contest worthy of these rivals.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 07, 2014 at 03:14 PM
my favorite is Nadal... but i think djokovic will defeat Nadal this time.
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Post by: rochie on Jun 07, 2014 at 03:47 PM
sana maging replay nug nakaraang ATP tour sa spain ata yun yung French Open final,although i want Nadal to win pero parang nagsasawa na ako manood sa clay court na puros si rafa nananalo,although last time na naglaban sa clay court tong dalawa na to si Novak ang nanalo.
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Post by: xbase on Jun 07, 2014 at 09:05 PM
there it goes!  about to start FO  womens final.  hope its a great match bet simona & maria…
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 07, 2014 at 10:09 PM
maganda laban ng womens final.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 08, 2014 at 12:08 AM
daming double fault ni maria :)
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Post by: sdsmds on Jun 08, 2014 at 12:26 AM
oh Maria. thanks you won. kinabahan ako hehehe
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Post by: 2fast2furious on Jun 08, 2014 at 12:28 AM
oh Maria. thanks you won. kinabahan ako hehehe
nice! kala ko nga matatalo sya.
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Post by: xbase on Jun 08, 2014 at 12:50 AM
great game between the two? 
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Post by: sdsmds on Jun 08, 2014 at 01:04 AM
great game between the two? 
yup. 3 sets
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Post by: Moks007 on Jun 08, 2014 at 09:25 AM
Bad trip fell asleep. Late na.

When and what time is the men's final?
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Post by: Courage on Jun 08, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Great game for both, though i was cheering for Halep.... Galing talaga ni Sharapova.. Both semis and finals parehong maganda laban...

Excited mamaya.. Nadal vs Djokovic... Kay Djokovic ako..
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 08, 2014 at 02:24 PM
If Halep had more power in her strokes, she would have won it. She played the angles very well, making Sharapova run from side to side. But the fact that Sharapova was able to run after them and return the balls harder and faster made the conclusion, imho, inevitable. It was just a question of how long the match would last. It was great tennis.
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Post by: rochie on Jun 08, 2014 at 03:45 PM
daming pamahiin ni Sharapova sa court hehehehehe, pero ang sarap talaga pakinggan tuwing papalo sya sa bola hehehe.
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Post by: boredfilmmaker on Jun 09, 2014 at 12:53 AM
3 Grand Slam na lang habol na ni Nadal si Federer. He just won 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 over Djokovic for his 9th French Open title.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jun 09, 2014 at 01:05 AM
3 Grand Slam na lang habol na ni Nadal si Federer. He just won 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 over Djokovic for his 9th French Open title.
tabla na sila ni sampras @ 14. great chance si djoko to win kaya lang daming crucial pts na tinapon most of them libre pa, yung last pt nga double fault pa...syang.
re federer(the maestro), father time is catching up. sana makuha nya wimbeldon
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 09, 2014 at 04:40 AM
Awesome game from Rafa,...
Congratulations,..!
Definitely the undisputed KING OF CLAY,...!
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 09, 2014 at 05:55 AM
IDOL RAFA baby!!!!  9 GS in clay..... 3 to 4 GS and no doubt you'll be the GOAT
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Post by: dodie on Jun 09, 2014 at 06:05 AM
IDOL RAFA baby!!!!  9 GS in clay..... 3 to 4 GS and no doubt you'll be the GOAT

basta ako ang like ko si felix barrientos!  :) ;D :)
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Post by: NongP on Jun 09, 2014 at 07:33 AM
Grats Rafa!
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 09, 2014 at 08:20 AM
basta ako ang like ko si felix barrientos!  :) ;D :)
hahaha... 90's yan besfren
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 09, 2014 at 08:21 AM
yes... mukhang maganda ang araw ko ngayon ah... sana magtuloy tuloy :)
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Post by: sdsmds on Jun 24, 2014 at 02:52 PM
start na ng Wimbeldon... Azarenka s back.
yung kalaban ni Li na hotty...Paula Kania kaya lang olat agad sayang
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Post by: sdsmds on Jun 25, 2014 at 01:26 AM
daniela hatchunova vs bouchard...on sched , nice to watch these players
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Post by: Moks007 on Jun 26, 2014 at 08:50 PM
Rosol vs Nadal now. Looks like it will be a great match.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 26, 2014 at 08:59 PM
Rosol vs Nadal now. Looks like it will be a great match.
yup...rosol defeated nadal yr 2012 ..hopefully nadal wins this one...unfortunately rosol leads 1 set to null
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 27, 2014 at 12:17 AM
Yahoo rafa wins
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 27, 2014 at 12:45 AM
yes...
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Post by: xbase on Jun 28, 2014 at 09:26 PM
kukushkin vs nadal. great first set. kukushkin won the 1st set. i can see a young nadal in the making!
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM
Nadal wins again after dropping the first set....hehehe...yahoo...sana makaisa pa sya sa grass kaya lang novak is tough in the grass lately..even he was beaten by murray last year
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 29, 2014 at 06:18 AM
yehey... kumpleto linggo ko...
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Post by: jjjeronimo on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Serena Williams upset by Cornet. Yehey!! :D
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:49 AM
^^ kainis nga eh since si serena lang ang makakatalo kay sharapova. Dont like stinky to win another one. too noisy to watch. Sana si bouchard na manalo this time!
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Post by: sovrain on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:55 AM
What channel ba? Dati sa star sports ako nanonood, wala na yata sa kanila ngayon?
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Post by: dencio105 on Jun 30, 2014 at 04:35 PM
^ Fox Sports
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Post by: Courage on Jun 30, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Bouchard VS Cornet later.... I REALLY HOPE MY GENIE WINS!!! GO GO GO GENIE... So Happy Serena is out...
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 30, 2014 at 06:36 PM
Bouchard VS Cornet later.... I REALLY HOPE MY GENIE WINS!!! GO GO GO GENIE... So Happy Serena is out...
two hottie plays together...
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Post by: Courage on Jun 30, 2014 at 06:53 PM
two hottie plays together...

My Genie is Hotter he he he
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Post by: sovrain on Jun 30, 2014 at 08:54 PM
^ Fox Sports
thanks bro :)
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 30, 2014 at 09:46 PM
1st set goes to hottie eugenie.
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Post by: Courage on Jun 30, 2014 at 10:34 PM
MY GENIE WON!!!!!!!
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 30, 2014 at 10:51 PM
MY GENIE WON!!!!!!!
congrats hehe..was rooting for alize hehe
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Post by: Courage on Jun 30, 2014 at 10:58 PM
congrats hehe..was rooting for alize hehe

He he he... Sayang si Ana laglag.... Sana manalo si Kerber or else sharapova na naman kaharap ni Genie
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Post by: jjjeronimo on Jul 01, 2014 at 12:37 PM
MaSha vs Genie,  I couldn't complain.  I would have preferred to see them meet in the finals though.
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Post by: Courage on Jul 01, 2014 at 01:40 PM
MaSha vs Genie,  I couldn't complain.  I would have preferred to see them meet in the finals though.

Pero mamaya pa lang ang Sharapova vs Kerber...
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Post by: jjjeronimo on Jul 01, 2014 at 01:47 PM
^that's why I'm rooting for MaSha :p
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Post by: xbase on Jul 01, 2014 at 11:10 PM
great match between sharapova vs kerber(winner)!
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 01, 2014 at 11:13 PM
yehey kerber won! no more annoying noisy grunts to hear.

btw what happened to azarenka?
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Post by: xbase on Jul 01, 2014 at 11:36 PM
yehey kerber won! no more annoying noisy grunts to hear.

btw what happened to azarenka?
i think azarenka lost her boyfriend... (hehehe....kidding!)
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Post by: xbase on Jul 02, 2014 at 02:10 AM
kyrgios upsets nadal!
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Post by: Courage on Jul 02, 2014 at 02:13 AM
Rafa is out... Great game by Kyrgios..
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 02, 2014 at 02:19 AM
Rafa is out... Great game by Kyrgios..

Only way to beat great players is to go for broke, pair that with the way his serve was clicking and it will result to an upset. 
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 02, 2014 at 02:27 AM
Oh, now Federer's chances of winning another Wimbledon just get better.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 02, 2014 at 02:34 AM
yehey kerber won! no more annoying noisy grunts to hear.

btw what happened to azarenka?
shes injured kaya she didnt play sa french open, siguro not fully recovered, not confident enough yet, i think 3rd round yata sya natalo
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 02, 2014 at 02:59 AM
ouch... nadal is out...
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Post by: brainwashed on Jul 02, 2014 at 06:28 AM
i think azarenka lost her boyfriend... (hehehe....kidding!)

It was Wozniacki who lost her boyfriend and fiancee, golfer Rory McIlroy, after they had sent out wedding invitations. She was dumped by the chump!
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/golf/caroline-wozniacki-shocked-rory-mcilroy-3614457 (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/golf/caroline-wozniacki-shocked-rory-mcilroy-3614457)
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Post by: xbase on Jul 02, 2014 at 06:35 AM
http://m.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/06/report-victoria-azarenka-redfoo-split/51769/#.U7M3Y2iwrqA
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 02, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Nadal...o my...o my....
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Post by: Courage on Jul 02, 2014 at 03:20 PM
My Genie vs Kerber later for QF.. I really hope my. Genie wins..
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Post by: Courage on Jul 02, 2014 at 08:25 PM
My Geni won the QF... Yahooo..
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Post by: xbase on Jul 02, 2014 at 09:38 PM
dimitrov dominating murray, took the 1st set. 6-1, now 5-5 on 2nd set...
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Post by: xbase on Jul 02, 2014 at 10:29 PM
dimitrov won in 3 straight set vs murray.
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 02, 2014 at 10:34 PM
ang galing nitong mga newcomers kyrgios and dimitrov. Very solid players. Reminds me of a young sampras.
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 03, 2014 at 05:41 AM
My Geni won the QF... Yahooo..
Good Eugenie won. Did they show it sa starsports? Puro mens qf pinalabas nila. Speaking of which, too bad wawrinka lost his backhand is the best in tennisland. Sana Federer goes all the way, beat djoko in the finals.

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Post by: Courage on Jul 03, 2014 at 01:27 PM
My Genie vs Halep SF later... so excited.... I hope my Genie wins...
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Post by: xbase on Jul 03, 2014 at 10:07 PM
about to start, this SF game between halep and bouchard could be better than the final on saturday!
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Post by: xbase on Jul 03, 2014 at 10:23 PM
halep seems to have foot problem. taping her foot.. tie at 2 on 1st set.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 03, 2014 at 10:51 PM
All 5 first set...
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Post by: xbase on Jul 03, 2014 at 11:45 PM
bouchard it is!
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Post by: Courage on Jul 03, 2014 at 11:52 PM
My Genie won!!!! Yeyyyyyy....
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 04, 2014 at 06:46 AM
My Genie won!!!! Yeyyyyyy....
yup watch it hehe...
may pagasa hehe...
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Post by: Courage on Jul 04, 2014 at 10:19 AM
yup watch it hehe...
may pagasa hehe...


Finals mamaya.. Mabigat kalaban nya.... Pero malakas naman sin Genie..
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Post by: Pandidoy on Jul 04, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Our Genie   8)

(http://i62.tinypic.com/jidji8.jpg)

watched the semis last night between Safarova and Kvitova ( Fox Sports Plus). Lakas ni Kvitova !!
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 04, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Finals mamaya.. Mabigat kalaban nya.... Pero malakas naman sin Genie..

Masyado ka naman excited, sa sat pa finals. Pero malakas si kvitova pag nasa right frame of mind.
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Post by: ♡ lvcdg23™ ✌ on Jul 04, 2014 at 01:26 PM
Mukhang malakas nga itong magkalaban sa Womens Finals >:D

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aaz1KeYMljA/UfVnSYKKm0I/AAAAAAAAPOI/DOhZ3UXXnQo/s1600/petra-kvitova_tennis.jpg)

(http://www.top2best.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/eugenie-bouchard-pictures.jpg)
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Post by: sovrain on Jul 04, 2014 at 01:32 PM
Wow! Hot! >:D  >:D
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 04, 2014 at 01:44 PM
I'm excited for the men's semifinals tonight. Na turn off Ako last time Kay ferderer na he didn't sign any autographs after his match. Dami pa naman kids with those big tennis balls. Ganun ba talaga Ito si ferderer?
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Post by: xbase on Jul 05, 2014 at 01:20 AM
novak v roger on sunday...
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 05, 2014 at 06:08 AM
I'm excited for the men's semifinals tonight. Na turn off Ako last time Kay ferderer na he didn't sign any autographs after his match. Dami pa naman kids with those big tennis balls. Ganun ba talaga Ito si ferderer?
didnt know na ganun nga siya until now. Mayabang nga tong si federer. Last night when he was playing the nice guy Raonic, he intentionally tried to hit him with a return ball nung nasa net sila pareho.

I dont like djokovich but ill be rooting for him sa finals. Sana matalo si federer.

And finals na mamaya ng womens. I hope eugenie wins.
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Post by: Courage on Jul 05, 2014 at 09:04 AM
didnt know na ganun nga siya until now. Mayabang nga tong si federer. Last night when he was playing the nice guy Raonic, he intentionally tried to hit him with a return ball nung nasa net sila pareho.

I dont like djokovich but ill be rooting for him sa finals. Sana matalo si federer.

And finals na mamaya ng womens. I hope eugenie wins.

Wahahaha.. na excite nga ako ha ha ha... mamaya pa nga pala ang Finals he he he... Anyway i hope my Hot Genie wins!!!!!
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Post by: Courage on Jul 05, 2014 at 09:06 AM
Mukhang malakas nga itong magkalaban sa Womens Finals >:D

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aaz1KeYMljA/UfVnSYKKm0I/AAAAAAAAPOI/DOhZ3UXXnQo/s1600/petra-kvitova_tennis.jpg)

(http://www.top2best.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/eugenie-bouchard-pictures.jpg)

Ang LAKI pala ng advantage ng kalaban ni Genie mamaya.. he he he
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Post by: Pandidoy on Jul 05, 2014 at 09:46 PM
Kvitova leads our Genie 1-0

Kvitova reminds me of Lt. John Simcoe ( Turn TV Series- played by Samuel Roukin ) >:D
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 05, 2014 at 09:55 PM
Olats yung maganda. Panalo yung ngetpa hehe. Sana 30% ng score sa kagandahan.
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Post by: Pandidoy on Jul 05, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Olats yung maganda. Panalo yung ngetpa hehe. Sana 30% ng score sa kagandahan.

Kahit plus 30% si Ganda....talo pa din  >:(  >:D
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Post by: brainwashed on Jul 05, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Ang LAKI pala ng advantage ng kalaban ni Genie mamaya.. he he he

Malaki talaga. Former Ladies champion vs. former Junior champion. Pang lady at pang teenager.  ;D
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 05, 2014 at 10:24 PM
Grabe 6-0 sa 2nd set. Nawala yung confidence.
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Post by: Courage on Jul 05, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Grabe naman laro ni Petra, not yet Genies time...
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 06, 2014 at 04:47 AM
Better luck next time Genie,
Its not yet your time to be champion,...

Good luck Roger,..! One more match to go,...
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Post by: bumblebee on Jul 06, 2014 at 06:51 AM
I find genie too cocky for someone who hasn't won anything yet.
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Post by: xbase on Jul 06, 2014 at 07:01 AM
who do you think will win between novak and roger? rooting for novak...
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jul 06, 2014 at 07:11 AM
I'd go with Roger (still a fan hehehe)
Novak is nursing an injury and he's quite uncomfortable still on grass...
I do admire Novak's attitude though, really a nice guy...
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 06, 2014 at 11:24 PM
Rooting for novak...all 1...3rd set.. Roger leads 6-5 sayang ung 2break points novak...go go go,,,,.langya si fed 18aces na
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Post by: rochie on Jul 06, 2014 at 11:27 PM
tie breaker na naman
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Post by: xbase on Jul 06, 2014 at 11:35 PM
Rooting for novak...all 1...3rd set.. Roger leads 6-5 sayang ung 2break points novak...go go go,,,,.langya si fed 18aces na
dami naman forehand winners si novak.
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Post by: tonedeaf on Jul 06, 2014 at 11:42 PM
I'm rooting for Federer but I have a bad feeling he'll run out of gas soon.

Btw, parang kulang traction ng shoes ni Novak. He keeps slipping.
who do you think will win between novak and roger? rooting for novak...
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 06, 2014 at 11:49 PM
I'm rooting for Federer but I have a bad feeling he'll run out of gas soon.

Btw, parang kulang traction ng shoes ni Novak. He keeps slipping.
ma moist ung grass tapos malikabok sa land part hehe.....  He is running out of gas...2-1 set
3-1 4th set novak is winning hihihihihi
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 06, 2014 at 11:51 PM
dami naman forehand winners si novak.
uu madami but fed has 22aces or more hehe..nakabreak point fed hahaha..3-2 4th set..nabawi hehe
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:01 AM
The end is near 5-2 hihihihi
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Post by: rochie on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:02 AM
Isang paa ni novak nasa finish line na konti na lang djoko
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:05 AM
Isang paa ni novak nasa finish line na konti na lang djoko
hahaha..first time to root for novak..big fan of rafa ever since hihihihi...

Go go go nole
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Post by: rochie on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:13 AM
Pumapalag pa si Roger ah
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:13 AM
Pumapalag pa si Roger ah
ung isang paa ni novak asa hukay ata haha
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Post by: rochie on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:14 AM
Oyyy CP na
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Post by: rochie on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:15 AM
Potek A pa si fed
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:17 AM
Potek A pa si fed
haha....yare si novak tsk tsk tsk
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:20 AM
From 5-2 to 5-6.....ampfness
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Post by: rochie on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:21 AM
Langya bilisan nyo tapusin nyo na at maaga pa ako bukas. Pag umabot ng 5th set 1 oras mahigit na naman yun
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Post by: Courage on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:21 AM
Ha ha ha ang ganda ng laban.. Nice come back ni fed..
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Post by: Courage on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:23 AM
26 aces.. Oh my..
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:24 AM
Langya bilisan nyo tapusin nyo na at maaga pa ako bukas. Pag umabot ng 5th set 1 oras mahigit na naman yun
5am nga pasok ko poootahness hahaha...

Ha ha ha ang ganda ng laban.. Nice come back ni fed..
uu set point na lintek
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Post by: Courage on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:25 AM
He he he Fed survived.. 5th set na.. Malalaman na dito he he he
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:28 AM
He he he Fed survived.. 5th set na.. Malalaman na dito he he he
antok na ako..pinasasarap pa ni novak hehe
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Post by: Courage on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:34 AM
antok na ako..pinasasarap pa ni novak hehe

Patibayan ang dalawa he he he
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Post by: Courage on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:36 AM
Tsk tsk tsk.. MTO si novak.. Di magandang senyales para kay novak
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Post by: rochie on Jul 07, 2014 at 01:06 AM
Isa na lang
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Post by: rochie on Jul 07, 2014 at 01:07 AM
Hay sa wakas tapos na din,congrats djoko
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2014 at 01:08 AM
Langya natapos din.....lake ng pagasa ni roger science...nice one nole pinuyat mo kami
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Post by: xbase on Jul 07, 2014 at 01:08 AM
alright! novak it is!
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Post by: frequenzy on Jul 07, 2014 at 01:10 AM
novak collapsed in the fourth set, but regained his composure on the deciding set. great win!
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Post by: sarcastic on Jul 07, 2014 at 05:46 AM
Congrats novak. Great game.
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Post by: NongP on Jul 07, 2014 at 09:47 AM
Epic yun 4th set.  I'm rooting for Roger but he ran out of aces when he needed it most. Congrats Novak!
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2014 at 10:13 AM
kasalanan to ni NOLE ... halfday ako sa office... tsk tsk tsk...
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Post by: Courage on Jul 07, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Late na ako nakapasok ha ha ha... 10am na ako dumating sa office...
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Late na ako nakapasok ha ha ha... 10am na ako dumating sa office...
parehas tayo 10am
imbes na 5am ako langya to si nole e..pinasarap pa... haha

ayaw ko din manalo si roger.. para mahabol ni rafa ung 17 GS hahaha...
konti pa 14 GS na si rafa e hehe... huwag lang mainjury 3 yrs na french open lang tie na haha...
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Post by: ♡ lvcdg23™ ✌ on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:46 PM
Peborit talaga ni Nadal ang luwad... ;D
Kaya hindi napanalunan ni Federer lahat nang 4 Major GrandSlams in a single year dahil kay Nadal(French Open)...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3851/14592725902_b47ae64864.jpg)
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Post by: xbase on Jul 07, 2014 at 01:19 PM
wala pala FO si sampras!
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 07, 2014 at 01:54 PM
wala pala FO si sampras!
same with novak ...

si FED nakaisa nung matalo si nadal once sa FO... hehe..

9 FO in 10 Yrs.... tsk tsk tsk... NADAL baby!
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Post by: ♡ lvcdg23™ ✌ on Jul 07, 2014 at 02:09 PM
Grabe sa mga gels... Wala na atang makakabreak nitong kay Margaret Court  ^-^
Naalala ko tuloy si Martina Hingis >:D

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/14407230219_33ce350141.jpg)[/url]
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Post by: xbase on Jul 07, 2014 at 03:58 PM
same with novak ...

si FED nakaisa nung matalo si nadal once sa FO... hehe..

9 FO in 10 Yrs.... tsk tsk tsk... NADAL baby!
at least playing pa naman novak. may chance pa. si sampras naman kasi retired na.
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Good news for Sharapova fans, dadating na sha sa bansa! You can meet your idol. When you meet her just say Eugenie is better than her ;D :D
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Post by: jjjeronimo on Jul 28, 2014 at 10:38 PM
Good news for Sharapova fans, dadating na sha sa bansa! You can meet your idol. When you meet her just say Eugenie is better than her ;D :D

I'd settle for a meet and greet with MaSha and Ana...:D
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Post by: xbase on Aug 28, 2014 at 12:14 AM
USOpen na! sino bet nyo? it will be good to see roger and novak on finals if they aren on diff grouping.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Pasulyap sulyap lang ako at wala si rafa sa tourney,,,..tsk tsk tsk
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Post by: xbase on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:38 AM
Ana was out on 2nd round.
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Post by: pekspert on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM
Ano injury ni rafa?

Out na din si radwanska. Whats the news kay eugenie?
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Post by: xbase on Aug 29, 2014 at 02:27 AM
mamya may laban eugenie.. it could be same back problem with rafa.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Aug 29, 2014 at 05:35 AM
Ano injury ni rafa?

Out na din si radwanska. Whats the news kay eugenie?
wrist injury... he still practice to test it if he's ok till US Open. I was positive he can play but he did not push through on playing to US Open.
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Post by: xbase on Sep 01, 2014 at 01:37 AM
maria vs. caroline! let see! like both! hard to choose! hahaha!
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Post by: sdsmds on Sep 01, 2014 at 02:13 AM
maria vs. caroline! let see! like both! hard to choose! hahaha!
+1
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Post by: xbase on Sep 01, 2014 at 03:58 AM
maria out, caroline won!
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 01, 2014 at 05:36 AM
good for wozniacki. maybe she would forget her breakup with rory hehe
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Sep 01, 2014 at 06:07 AM
maria out, caroline won!
i thought maria would won as she had the momentum after winning the 2nd set. Hindi ko na natapos ung game
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Post by: deuce on Sep 01, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Great successive wins by 17-year old Belinda Bencic against the No. 6 and No. 9 seeds to reach the quarterfinal.

Very like Martina Hingis in her fluid, graceful movement around the court, also in taking the ball early, finding the angles and constructing points. Not surprising since she is coached by Hingis' mother and Hingis has been her constant practice partner since childhood.

Bencic also has more power in her serve and groundstrokes than Hingis' powder fuffs. A Bencic-Bouchard semifinal would be something to see, if both make it that far.
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Post by: xbase on Sep 07, 2014 at 06:35 PM
grabe! out si novak at roger.  new breed of gs champion on tuesday.
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 07, 2014 at 07:13 PM
Nishikori it is! Weird lang ng play ni djokovich parang nagbenta sa mafia.

Sana manalo si wozniacki.
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Post by: mattia on Sep 07, 2014 at 07:22 PM
Japanese might be shouting KOKORO!!  <PUSO> in Japanese.

Nahawa sa Gilas Pilipinas ah...
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Post by: xbase on Sep 07, 2014 at 07:27 PM
sa tingin ko serena (65%) at caroline (35%) chance pero kay caroline ako. hope she wins usopen gs.

between kei and marin, it will be a good fight pareho uhaw at gutom sa gs, kay kei ako.
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Post by: xbase on Sep 08, 2014 at 05:10 PM
congrats to serena. one more early wake up for mens finals.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Sep 09, 2014 at 12:08 AM
This kind of achievement will get endless highlight replays in all Japanese TVs...like annoying endless same same same highlights in all news channels and variety shows...and newspapers of course.  Meron pang super OA analysis of all details leading to his victories.

Then they will talk about all things Nishikori.  all about his life that can be revealed in public.  happy and sad.  pati paborito nyang fud.  pati yung kaklase ng kaklase ng kaklase na kapitbahay ni kapitbahay ni kapitbahay  ;D 

So paano pa if Nishikori wins it all today.  Uniqlo will probably have a 50% sale for at least a week!   ;D

Of course, yung millions of dollars of Japanese endorsements and TV show, TV CM appearances  His face all over public places especially train stations, and Nishikori dolls of course.   ;D
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Sep 09, 2014 at 01:31 AM
Nishikori's US Open striped polo shirt have already sold out  (http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/08/us-japan-nishikori-marketing-idUSKBN0H30I720140908?feedType=RSS&feedName=sportsNews)from ALL Uniqlo outlets in Japan, including their online store.

That is over half a thousand stores.
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 09, 2014 at 07:07 AM
Ayan natalo tuloy.

Cilic has a hell of a serve. Wala magawa si nishikori.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Sep 09, 2014 at 07:13 AM
total domination from Marin ....science si nishikori....
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Post by: xbase on Sep 09, 2014 at 10:07 AM
congrats to cilic, halimaw s serve at magaling din s rally.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Sep 09, 2014 at 09:29 PM
Pero maganda talaga Nishikori and Djokovic Dry Fit Uniqlos IMO.  Exacto tabas and proportions sa Asian body.  Brought some sa US and my friends had been asking kung anong brand (kasi si Nishikori and Djokovic and Adam Scott lang ang may Uniqlo logo sa front ng shirt - tayong normal na tao ay meron lang Uniqlo sign sa likod)

Ang endless highlights sa Japan ay yung lahat ng service break chances na ni isa ay hindi nagtagumpay.  Masaya na Japanese sa efforts and chances.   Yoku Ganbatta daw!   ;D
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Post by: xbase on Sep 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM
baka pwede natin palipat un logo ng uniqlo para maging special din tayo...hehehe... napansin ko nga maganda fit lalo na kay djoko. kung di lang mainit dito pinas sarap iporma sa game nyan. at kaya pala di ko makita sa store nila sa megamall un mga suot nila, special pala talaga sa kanila un.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Sep 19, 2014 at 10:39 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/19/sport/tennis/li-na-retirement/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

Li Na: Chinese trailblazer retires at age of 32
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Post by: sdsmds on Sep 19, 2014 at 10:56 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/19/sport/tennis/li-na-retirement/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

Li Na: Chinese trailblazer retires at age of 32
too soon
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Post by: xbase on Sep 20, 2014 at 12:02 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/19/sport/tennis/li-na-retirement/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

Li Na: Chinese trailblazer retires at age of 32
di na daw nya kaya makipagsabayan physically....
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 20, 2014 at 06:53 AM
I agree too soon. She was ranked no.2. Sayang yung pera. She still could reach quarterfinals constantly.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Sep 20, 2014 at 11:09 AM
matagal na nya gusto magretire... nagextend lang sya.
gusto nya ng more time with her family..
good decision as mother and a wife.
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Sep 24, 2014 at 04:20 AM
Fil-German Tennis Pro Katharina Melissa Lehnert

(http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/sports/20140922/Katharina-Lehnert-interview-2.jpg)

(http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/sports/20140922/Katharina-Lehnert-interview.jpg)

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Post by: ♡ lvcdg23™ ✌ on Sep 27, 2014 at 01:26 AM
https://www.smtickets.com/event/details?event_id=2672 (https://www.smtickets.com/event/details?event_id=2672)
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Sep 27, 2014 at 07:43 AM
https://www.smtickets.com/event/details?event_id=2672 (https://www.smtickets.com/event/details?event_id=2672)
for 3 days event .... science..di kaya ng budget huhuhu
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Post by: Courage on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:05 AM
https://www.smtickets.com/event/details?event_id=2672 (https://www.smtickets.com/event/details?event_id=2672)

Wahhhhhhhhh... ang mahal....
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:37 AM
sooobra nga ang mahal eh...tapos wala pa si bouchard ;D
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Post by: Courage on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:46 AM
sooobra nga ang mahal eh...tapos wala pa si bouchard ;D

Sana ipalabas Locally or kahit sa Balls channel man lang... hayyyssss
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Post by: hotrod on Nov 27, 2014 at 04:28 PM
Ana Ivanovic arrives in Manila

Manila, Philippines - Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic, currently  ranked number 5 in the world, arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Wednesday night, 26 November 2014.

(http://s26.postimg.org/yabqfc46h/Ana_Manila.jpg)

https://ph.sports.yahoo.com/news/ana-ivanovic-arrives-in-manila--andy-murray-on-his-way-for-iptl-045454446-tennis.html (https://ph.sports.yahoo.com/news/ana-ivanovic-arrives-in-manila--andy-murray-on-his-way-for-iptl-045454446-tennis.html)

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Post by: xbase on Nov 29, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Anybody watched it live? How was it?
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Post by: Mr. Hankey on Nov 29, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Anybody watched it live? How was it?

Had no intention of watching when I saw the ticket prices, but yesterday at 3PM, someone with a Premier Suite texted me if I could make it. Takbo ako ng MoA from S&R Shaw. Buti na lang may Waze!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1422637_10152924015054171_6179090451207157628_n.jpg?oh=8d47ad57e3e7a8c0b3ca8cc99d5d3dd2&oe=551EF657&__gda__=1423581920_43fdc318091197a25e6b8ffa30f27506)

Masaya naman! Weird rules like the Happiness Point and the most-points-in-5 minutes tiebreak, but it was fun. They're also very gracious to the fans, signing almost every giant tennis ball shoved in front of them. And I think they're contractually obligated to stop by a few Premier Suites for autographs and photo ops. Was hoping for Ivanovic or Sharapova, but we got Fabrice Santoro. Malas na lang. Hehe...
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Post by: jeff29jeff2002 on Nov 29, 2014 at 05:59 PM
Im not a tennis player...but i understand basic tennis...I like the ITPL format of games.. watched it last night from Abs-cbn...Liked the emotions of Sharapova... ;)
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Nov 29, 2014 at 06:46 PM
sa balls nalang ako nanood hehe...
watching cilic and berdych a while ago..
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Post by: pekspert on Nov 29, 2014 at 10:20 PM
Had no intention of watching when I saw the ticket prices, but yesterday at 3PM, someone with a Premier Suite texted me if I could make it. Takbo ako ng MoA from S&R Shaw. Buti na lang may Waze!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1422637_10152924015054171_6179090451207157628_n.jpg?oh=8d47ad57e3e7a8c0b3ca8cc99d5d3dd2&oe=551EF657&__gda__=1423581920_43fdc318091197a25e6b8ffa30f27506)

Masaya naman! Weird rules like the Happiness Point and the most-points-in-5 minutes tiebreak, but it was fun. They're also very gracious to the fans, signing almost every giant tennis ball shoved in front of them. And I think they're contractually obligated to stop by a few Premier Suites for autographs and photo ops. Was hoping for Ivanovic or Sharapova, but we got Fabrice Santoro. Malas na lang. Hehe...

hahaha sa lahat si Santoro pa. Malas naman pero swerte na din at naka suite ka pa for free.
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Post by: Mr. Hankey on Nov 30, 2014 at 09:37 PM
Wow, dumating si Serena!

Mas masaya pa rin ako sa napanood ko. ;)
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Nov 30, 2014 at 09:54 PM
Nothing beats seeing them in actual play,...
Sa mga tennis players dito, notice their point of contact and preparation,..
Am glad dumalaw sila sa Pilipinas...
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Post by: xbase on Dec 04, 2014 at 12:33 AM
Nothing beats seeing them in actual play,...
Sa mga tennis players dito, notice their point of contact and preparation,..
Am glad dumalaw sila sa Pilipinas...
True, somebody blessed me on the last day (sunday) at lower box. Iba talaga pag live. Hope makahabol mavericks till the end...
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Post by: Swiss Knife on Dec 04, 2014 at 02:28 PM
It's been 4 days since the IPTL concluded and I'm still over the moon.  Couldn't believe that I saw my favorite tennis players in the flesh.  It was amazing! 
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Post by: xbase on May 17, 2015 at 11:37 PM
Atp1000 finals between djoko and roger...
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Post by: xbase on May 18, 2015 at 12:19 AM
Atp rome 2015 Novak...
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Post by: luis on May 18, 2015 at 11:12 AM
congratz to Novak! the passion, the commitment, unquestionable!

may mga palo si Roger na di na sigurado unlike during his prime.  in 2005 - 2007, even blindfolded Roger can hit the ball with great grace and fluidity at alam mong papasok.

 ;D
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Post by: raider125jeigh on May 18, 2015 at 11:14 AM
congratz,...novak
hoping rafa could get back on the gs
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Post by: Moks007 on May 18, 2015 at 03:46 PM
The atp tours are being shown in balls hd. The four major tours will not be shown ba in balls hd? Such a bad trip when fox became fox 3 hd.
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Post by: xbase on May 22, 2015 at 08:30 PM
Early quarter FINAL natch for Novak and Rafa on RG...
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Post by: xbase on May 22, 2015 at 08:31 PM
http://www.tennisnow.com/Blogs/NET-POSTS/May-2015/Rafael-Nadal-and-Novak-Djokovic-Are-in-the-Same-Qu.aspx
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 04, 2015 at 12:25 AM
tsk... nawawala na si Nadal :(:(
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 04, 2015 at 01:27 AM
Djokovich should win this year. Its time.
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Post by: rascal101 on Jun 04, 2015 at 01:48 AM
I was hoping for a Nadal win but sadly didn't happen. :(

For some reason, the first half of 2015 has not been kind to Nadal.

There is still Wimbledon and the US Open. Here's to hoping he can win either.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 04, 2015 at 02:54 AM
Rafa is way out of shape, he was idle for too long and is having difficulty getting his rhythm back.  I expect him to be in shape by 2016, I'm not even hopeful for Wimby or the US open.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 04, 2015 at 07:10 AM
hayz...rafa rafa rafa.....
bawi tayo ulit... novak is invincible this year
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 04, 2015 at 10:20 AM
yeah rafas game is way off. Malayo from his previous form. I hope he recovers para may challenge naman si djokovich. Federer is really on the way down, hangang quarter or semis na lang. Murray is inconsistent. Wala na iba challenger si djoko.
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Post by: rascal101 on Jun 04, 2015 at 08:27 PM
JW Tsonga ... baka matsambahan niya si Djokovic kung mananalo siya kontra Wawrinka.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 04, 2015 at 11:45 PM
yeah rafas game is way off. Malayo from his previous form. I hope he recovers para may challenge naman si djokovich. Federer is really on the way down, hangang quarter or semis na lang. Murray is inconsistent. Wala na iba challenger si djoko.

If Rafa does not regain form, Nole will have an era or domination which was very similar to what Fed had. Roger's closest rival prior to Nadal was Andy Roddick and the sometimes threatening Marat Safin, apart from those two, nobody was in the same area code as Roger's talent. Hopefully some young upstart rises to the occasion to challenge Nole's near perfect form, because obviously this version of Rafa is not enough.
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 05, 2015 at 07:45 PM
IMO, the only player that can beat Novak right now is himself. He sometimes goes thru this phase where nerves get the better of him - like leading 4-0 then lose the next 4 games to Rafa.

Rafa's game has not really decline that much, it is those other players who have stepped up theirs. Roger had reinvented himself to improve his serve and volley. Andy is starting to trim his temper, improve his second serve and endurance to withstand long rallies and multiple sets. Stan now has the most devastating single-handed backhand in the the tour. Rafa has to bring in something new, maybe a stronger first serve or a new coach.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 06, 2015 at 11:04 AM
stan is waiting in the finals... good thing na suspend ung game the momentum is on andy but i believe novak will get this one...
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 06, 2015 at 12:53 PM
so when are they playing the suspended djoko-murray match?

ang weird at na suspend ang play due to darkness.
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Post by: frequenzy on Jun 06, 2015 at 01:42 PM
^mga 7pm ata mamyang gabi. nakakapuyat tong french open :)

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Post by: xbase on Jun 06, 2015 at 09:29 PM
Novak-Stan! I think novak has a tougher mind...
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 06, 2015 at 11:20 PM
wawrinka ako! best backhand in the land.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 07, 2015 at 01:59 AM
6 - 1 fifth set...
Stan and novak french open finals
Huhuhu no rafa in french final is killing me haha..
Novak is invincible but we stan has his chance against novak
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Post by: xbase on Jun 08, 2015 at 12:26 AM
Stan the man!
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 08, 2015 at 12:35 AM
oh yeah... :):):)
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 08, 2015 at 12:38 AM
parang naka pantulog attire lang si stan... :):)
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Post by: Courage on Jun 08, 2015 at 12:53 AM
Awesome game from Stan, I'm a Nole fan pero ibang klase nilaro ni Stan today... Congrats Stan..

Bawi na lang ulit next year for Novak to finally get the French Open..
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 08, 2015 at 05:22 AM
Hahahaha...nice one stan...
Ayaw ko si novak manalo baka maungusan nya si rafa sa gs won hihihi
Nakatulog ako 3rd set but the momentum was on stan after the second set...sunod sunod pala na set...hihihi
Mailap ang french kay novak
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Post by: rascal101 on Jun 08, 2015 at 04:32 PM
Mailap talaga ang French Open kay Novak.

Baka pag nagka-edad na siya ng 30 saka siya manalo.
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 08, 2015 at 06:32 PM
ganda talaga laro ni stan when in the right mindset. There was one backhand winner that was around 160kph! Sabi nung commentator "supersonic backhand".

Malas ni djoko sa french, baka magaya sya kay borg and sampras. Multi grandslam winners without the french open.
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Post by: frequenzy on Jun 08, 2015 at 08:06 PM
i was able to watch the entire match. i couldn't believe that novak is playing very defensively, instead of looking for winners he seems to be contended with just returning the ball on the court. stan did quite the opposite, he was clearly shooting for the stars and it paid off.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 09, 2015 at 05:39 AM
ganda talaga laro ni stan when in the right mindset. There was one backhand winner that was around 160kph! Sabi nung commentator "supersonic backhand".

Malas ni djoko sa french, baka magaya sya kay borg and sampras. Multi grandslam winners without the french open.

Baka hindi si Borg yung sinasabi mo sir, kasi 3 times na back to back si Bjorn Borg sa Wimy and Roland Garros.  11 titles in total between the two slams. though he never won the US and AO
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Post by: NongP on Jun 09, 2015 at 12:15 PM
parang naka pantulog attire lang si stan... :):)

dito na distract si Djoko hehehe.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 09, 2015 at 01:56 PM
dito na distract si Djoko hehehe.

nakaka distract naman talaga kasi lol...
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Post by: xbase on Jun 09, 2015 at 10:05 PM
i was able to watch the entire match. i couldn't believe that novak is playing very defensively, instead of looking for winners he seems to be contended with just returning the ball on the court. stan did quite the opposite, he was clearly shooting for the stars and it paid off.

I also noticed this. Parang ingat na ingat sa laro. Malamang pressure from himself to win FO. It was a very good game, especially for stan, many times i cheered and clap from his stunning backhand. I also noticed that stans backhand is more dangerous than his forehand, a very enjoyable to watch. If stan will continue to be consistent and aggressive he will have many GS.
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 09, 2015 at 10:41 PM
Baka hindi si Borg yung sinasabi mo sir, kasi 3 times na back to back si Bjorn Borg sa Wimy and Roland Garros.  11 titles in total between the two slams. though he never won the US and AO
Youre right, si mc enroe pala yung sinasabi ko
nakaka distract naman talaga kasi lol...

sold out sa tennis warehouse yung shorts ni stan! At $42.00 bilis naubos hehe. Pang tennis na, pang swimming at sleepwear pa.
(http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/watermark/rs.php?path=YMT15PS-PK-1.jpg&nw=100)

I also noticed this. Parang ingat na ingat sa laro. Malamang pressure from himself to win FO. It was a very good game, especially for stan, many times i cheered and clap from his stunning backhand. I also noticed that stans backhand is more dangerous than his forehand, a very enjoyable to watch. If stan will continue to be consistent and aggressive he will have many GS.
he mentioned that he likes backhand better than forehand (weird because backhand are always harder to hit)
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 10, 2015 at 01:45 AM
I also noticed this. Parang ingat na ingat sa laro. Malamang pressure from himself to win FO. It was a very good game, especially for stan, many times i cheered and clap from his stunning backhand. I also noticed that stans backhand is more dangerous than his forehand, a very enjoyable to watch. If stan will continue to be consistent and aggressive he will have many GS.

The only problem with a single backhand is its so much harder to control a heavy top spin forehand from an opponent, e.g. Rafa.  With the exception of their AO title match, Stan has had a difficult time using his single handed back against Rafa.

The single handed backhand is a dying breed(sayang, its beautiful to watch), aside from Gasquet and Federer I dont know anyone else who excels in it.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jun 10, 2015 at 02:44 AM
Im still hoping that Uniqlo will sell us those nice dry fits with the Uniqlo logo like Novak's.  My logo is at the bottom back.  hehehe

Stan's backhand winners were the most memorable shots of the match.  Beautiful!
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Post by: Moks007 on Jun 10, 2015 at 06:31 AM
Im still hoping that Uniqlo will sell us those nice dry fits with the Uniqlo logo like Novak's.  My logo is at the bottom back.  hehehe



Same here. Ive been waiting for that since day one when they opened uniqlo here in Manila. I like their logo. I even told the salespeople to tell their management about it. Baka it will help or sakali lang hehe...
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 03, 2015 at 06:30 AM
talo si nadal... tsk... i like how dustin brown plays... ngayon ko lang napagtuunan n pansin name niya :(


mukhang napagod si nadal kakahabol ng volley ball :(:(:(
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 03, 2015 at 07:46 AM
now ko lang nakita tong si dustin brown. Jamaican ba siya?
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Post by: chatstix on Jul 03, 2015 at 08:04 AM
Jamaican ang father and German ang mother ni Dustin Brown. He is representing Germany.
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 03, 2015 at 08:28 AM
Jamaican ang father and German ang mother ni Dustin Brown. He is representing Germany.

and according sa mga press he is living jamaican way of life :):):)
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 03, 2015 at 10:58 AM
hahaha ralo si rafa ko... o sy3t
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Post by: luis on Jul 03, 2015 at 11:05 AM
sana gumaling pa si dustin b, parang si gael kung malaro, entertaining and exciting.   ;D
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Post by: bejiboys on Jul 03, 2015 at 11:07 AM
I like his style.  Flashy and unorthodox.  High risk hataw serves and returns tapos biglang deft touch volleys.  Panira diskarte sa mga fundamentally sound players.
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Post by: bejiboys on Jul 03, 2015 at 11:08 AM
I like his style.  Flashy and unorthodox.  High risk hataw serves and returns tapos biglang deft touch volleys.  Panira diskarte sa mga fundamentally sound players.
This coming from me, a self confessed Nadal and Federer fan.  :)
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Post by: bumblebee on Jul 03, 2015 at 11:46 AM
I like his style.  Flashy and unorthodox.  High risk hataw serves and returns tapos biglang deft touch volleys.  Panira diskarte sa mga fundamentally sound players.

It's not really unorthodox, that serve and volley. A lot of players, pre-Federer era, play that way.
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Post by: bejiboys on Jul 03, 2015 at 02:28 PM
It's not really unorthodox, that serve and volley. A lot of players, pre-Federer era, play that way.

Yup.  I grew up watching McEnroe, Edberg, Becker and even Henman.  :)

I guess I was not able to describe it correctly.  Was not referring to serve and volley per se as being an unorthodox style, but the way Brown mixes up his high risk winners even of the serve of Nadal with volleys and baseline drop shots.  McEnroe was the commentator in the match and he even mentioned there must be some sort of record in terms of the number of drop shots made and 2nd serve average speed in that game.  Nadal was not able to second guess Brown's move. 

Some more Brown unorthodox-ness during the game:  He wouldn't be penalized for delay in serve as I think he averaged ~10 secs.  He even serves before the ball boys have assumed their positions outside the court.  As you know, Nadal has this ritual of taking his time toweling before serves.   Brown also on reception keeps one of the playing balls on his pocket.  McEnroe was commenting what is the strategy for as this prevents Nadal from choosing that ball to serve with.  Brown even after a missed first serve tries to get and use the same ball for the second serve!!!  Baka nasanay sa Jamaica na walang pulot boy.  :)

I enjoyed the net battles between the two, with Brown unexpectedly winning most of the the battles with his reflex volleys and feinted ball placement.  Larong matanda, but effective.

From the commentary, they mentioned Brown now has a 2-0 head-to-head record vs. Nadal, both wins in grass, the first one being a one sided affair in Germany.  Any player got a better record?

Cheers.



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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 07, 2015 at 08:57 PM
Djokovic playing anderson now for the fifth set. Mukha ganda laban
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 07, 2015 at 10:44 PM
go coco vandeweghe! usa vs russia.

what happened to bouchard? di ba sumali sa wimbledon?
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 07, 2015 at 10:58 PM
go coco vandeweghe! usa vs russia.

what happened to bouchard? di ba sumali sa wimbledon?

she got upset in the 1st round
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 08, 2015 at 03:33 AM
Djokovic playing anderson now for the fifth set. Mukha ganda laban
Novak won the fifth set..
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 09, 2015 at 12:38 AM
Novak won the fifth set..

Oh yes, napupuyat this week watching the matches hehe
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 09, 2015 at 08:54 AM
talo si stan, di nya kasi suot yung special yonex shorts nya.

it would have been great if it was a rematch between stan and djoko.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 09, 2015 at 11:00 AM
watch the stan fight a while ago hayz talo si stan ... was rooting for stan after rafa was beaten wala na ako bet na player tuloy tsk tsk
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 10, 2015 at 07:38 AM
17 straight loss against Serena... kaawa awang Maria...
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 10, 2015 at 08:12 AM
Ya no match. It was boring.

Later na ata mens semis. Great matches
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 10, 2015 at 08:20 AM
I actually enjoy watching serena-sharapova matches kasi nawawala sigaw ni sharapova pag si serena kalaban. Nawawala yung confidence at yabang ni maria hehe.

Whenever theres a serena-sharapova match, sure na panalo si serena.

Im looking forward to the muguruza-serena match. Muguruza is playing well. May laban against serena.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jul 10, 2015 at 11:26 AM
Ya no match. It was boring.

Later na ata mens semis. Great matches

Serena's advantage over Sharapova and all other players is her serve. If you take away her first serve, then she becomes like any other player. Gone are the days when she can overwhelm opponents regularly with her ground strokes. But even though the other players have learned how to play against her ground strokes, with some belting out even stronger ground strokes, no one has yet found an answer to her service game.

I actually enjoy watching serena-sharapova matches kasi nawawala sigaw ni sharapova pag si serena kalaban. Nawawala yung confidence at yabang ni maria hehe.

Whenever theres a serena-sharapova match, sure na panalo si serena.

Im looking forward to the muguruza-serena match. Muguruza is playing well. May laban against serena.

Hindi naman mayabang si Maria. Malakas ang confidence pero di mayabang. Si Serena pa siguro ang dapat pagsabihan ng mayabang. Ayon kay Serena, di pa talaga siya tunay na natalo kasi laging may kadahilanan, may injury, kaya siya natalo.  ::)
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Post by: Courage on Jul 11, 2015 at 12:31 AM
Nole is in the finals... yahooo...

Tight match between Federer and Murray... I root for Federer here para Novak vs Fed
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 11, 2015 at 01:04 AM
Damn, Federer is playing as well as I've seen him. His serve is just in rhythm. Very hard to beat him in this form I think.  And Murray's not playing bad at all. Beautiful tennis so far.
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Post by: Courage on Jul 11, 2015 at 01:08 AM
Damn, Federer is playing as well as I've seen him. His serve is just in rhythm. Very hard to beat him in this form I think.  And Murray's not playing bad at all. Beautiful tennis so far.

I Agree, grabe nilalaro ni Federer dito.. pero galing din ni Murray... Napupuyat ako dahil dito he he he
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 11, 2015 at 02:27 AM
alright fed...
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Post by: xbase on Jul 11, 2015 at 11:27 PM
Hope its a great match between novak ang roger on finals...
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Post by: Courage on Jul 11, 2015 at 11:49 PM
Serena Won... sayang humabol si Garbine....

Mukang maganda Future ni Garbine..
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 12, 2015 at 12:03 AM
Making history na naman si serena
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 12, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Mukang maganda Future ni Garbine..
my thoughts exactly when she was playing radwanska in the semis. Sabi ko may laban sya against serena. Kaya lang mukang kinabahan sa finals. There surely will be a next finals berth if she plays like that.
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Post by: luis on Jul 12, 2015 at 11:47 AM
maganda si Garbine, i mean maganda mag laro.  she has power and placement and guts, medyo kinabog lang nung ma-unahan sa first set, 3 - 4 then 6 - 4 sayang.  i was hoping umabot ng 3rd set.

 ;D
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Post by: Courage on Jul 12, 2015 at 11:58 AM
maganda si Garbine, i mean maganda mag laro.  she has power and placement and guts, medyo kinabog lang nung ma-unahan sa first set, 3 - 4 then 6 - 4 sayang.  i was hoping umabot ng 3rd set.

 ;D

Mukang mas may future si Garbine kesa ke Eugenie Bouchard.. Nawala na si Bouchard puro Facebook kasi inaatupag he he he

Garbine is pretty too..

Exciting mamaya FED vs NOLE.... of course kay Nole ako.. he he he.. Pero sobrang ganda ng nilaro ni Fed vs Murray.. will see later..
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 12, 2015 at 03:00 PM
Yes i can't wait also for the finals later. Great match
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 12, 2015 at 09:18 PM
Here we go.  If Roger plays as well as he did in the semis, he will win this one.  The greatest of all time (IMO) playing the current best.
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Post by: Courage on Jul 12, 2015 at 09:19 PM
HERE WE GO...

Go go go Novak
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Post by: hls on Jul 12, 2015 at 09:24 PM
great game so far...
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Post by: tonedeaf on Jul 12, 2015 at 09:26 PM
I'm rooting for Federer (though I know that Novak is favored and will most likely win). Haven't seen Fed win a major in a while.
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Post by: Courage on Jul 12, 2015 at 09:28 PM
Grabe nilalaro ni Fed ha.. Impressive..
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 12, 2015 at 09:51 PM
Difference between Murray and Djokovich, Novak can outslug Roger on ground strokes.
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Post by: Courage on Jul 12, 2015 at 10:01 PM
Nice 1st SET for novak.. Galingggg ng palitan..
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 12, 2015 at 11:02 PM
2nd set tie break, wow!!  It's even...
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 12, 2015 at 11:02 PM
1 set all!!!

Kinabahan ako sa 2nd set. 
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Post by: Courage on Jul 12, 2015 at 11:02 PM
INTENSE GAME!!! Quality Tennis talaga grabe..
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 12, 2015 at 11:09 PM
Federer survived 7 set points in that tie break!
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Post by: hls on Jul 12, 2015 at 11:12 PM
Ganda ng laban...
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 12, 2015 at 11:42 PM
may habagat... :(
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Post by: Courage on Jul 12, 2015 at 11:55 PM
2-1.... One more Nole..
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 12, 2015 at 11:59 PM
tsk... go Fed...
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 13, 2015 at 12:08 AM
Djokovich service game is pretty solid. Very hard to break.
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 13, 2015 at 12:18 AM
ah 4-2... mukhang joko na to...
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Post by: Courage on Jul 13, 2015 at 12:28 AM
CONGRATS NOVAKKKK
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 13, 2015 at 12:32 AM
Brilliant service returns by Djoko.  Too good!!!
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 13, 2015 at 12:40 AM
yeah ganda ng return ni djoko. Her deserves to win. Si federer too many unforced errors.

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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 13, 2015 at 01:39 AM
Nole ftw.....
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 13, 2015 at 02:37 AM
uniqlo pa rin ba brand ng damit ni joko? makabili nga.. ang tibay eh... di mapunit :):):)
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 13, 2015 at 08:26 AM
Congrats Novak. Galing
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Post by: heisenbergman on Jul 13, 2015 at 09:01 AM
Dami lang unforced federrors... pero impressive pa din na nakakalaban si Fed nang ganito at almost 34yo against a projected Top 5 GoAT tennis player in his prime. Really want to see Fed get one more grand slam title before he retires. I think he has maybe 2 more years playing at this level, and with a little luck, I think he has a chance.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 13, 2015 at 06:34 PM
I think federer's best chance to win is wimbledon, especially when he started his serve and volley game. i think us open is for baseliners, but i could be wrong. Novak ulit for us open hehe..
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Post by: frequenzy on Jul 13, 2015 at 07:53 PM
too many errors lang talaga si fed, while novak just played consistent.

sayang talaga yung french open, 3 grand slams na dapat si novak this year.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 13, 2015 at 09:38 PM
But Roger's bigger challenge is to outlast Djoko or Nadal in long rallies.  Doon lumalabas yung unforced errors nya eh.  Kapag more than 5 exchanges na, malamang Djoko would get the point (who was just too fast and too accurate and too resilient). Unlike when playing Murray who definitely cannot outslug Roger.

Yesterday's match almost reminded me of how Federer used to outlast Roddick in long rallies.  Other than that, I think Roger should win the 1st 2 sets to really have a chance as Novak just seems to get better as the match goes on - he had his chances in the 1st set but nasayang.
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 14, 2015 at 12:22 AM
buti pa last year umabot ng 5 sets si federer sa finals..this year muntik pa ma-sweep at 3sets

Btw, sana magbenta ang uniqlo ng white collared shirt with the patch red logo in front.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 14, 2015 at 05:19 AM
Meron na finally sa Japan and US since French Open.  ND (Djokovich) and NK (Nishikori) models.  Mas mura sa Japan (JPY3,980) than US ($49.90).

Until I return to Tokyo, ditto muna ako sa double square logo sa likod na dry fit EX models.   :( - pero maganda talaga fit sa Asians!   ;)

I like dark shirts para pogi sa pics kaya I prefer the French Open model - kahit natalo.    :)

Btw, sana magbenta ang uniqlo ng white collared shirt with the patch red logo in front.
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Post by: DaSilva on Jul 15, 2015 at 10:21 AM
Watched the Wimbledon finals and thought: Novak is going to be in the conversation for GOAT soon enough.

Then watched a replay of Roland Garros and thought: Wow, Wawrinka is the best.

Then watched a replay of Gasquet-Wawrinka and thought: Wow, Gasquet!

Haha, I love this game (and sports in general), esp. that there is nothing definite. Except maybe Serena.
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Post by: Moks007 on Sep 07, 2015 at 12:58 AM
Us open in balls hd...right now chardy vs cilic. Ganda ng laban.
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Post by: sdsmds on Sep 07, 2015 at 01:22 AM
Now Lang ba start sa balls? Been looking last wk pa wala akong mapanood. Watching too now
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Sep 07, 2015 at 06:49 AM
ayaw ko na manood us open out na si rafa haha
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Post by: bumblebee on Sep 07, 2015 at 06:55 AM
Looking forward for more SABR.
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Post by: Moks007 on Sep 07, 2015 at 08:08 AM
Now Lang ba start sa balls? Been looking last wk pa wala akong mapanood. Watching too now

Tournament started last monday or tuesday ata. Palagi 11 pm to 5am. Since they have night games din in new york, morning sa atin. So  they also televise games sa morning. Like right now novak is playing. Sayang can't watch it.
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Post by: brainwashed on Sep 07, 2015 at 08:20 AM
ayaw ko na manood us open out na si rafa haha

He was leading Fognini 2 sets to love when the unthinkable happened. He lost the last 3 sets. Oh well, that time comes to every great player.
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Post by: sdsmds on Sep 07, 2015 at 11:17 AM
ayaw ko na manood us open out na si rafa haha
Ako din because of Bouchard quits not rafa hahaha
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Post by: frequenzy on Sep 08, 2015 at 12:27 PM
murray is out
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Post by: comet on Sep 08, 2015 at 12:29 PM
nice win by federer against isner
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Post by: rascal101 on Sep 08, 2015 at 01:07 PM
Watched the Wimbledon finals and thought: Novak is going to be in the conversation for GOAT soon enough.

Then watched a replay of Roland Garros and thought: Wow, Wawrinka is the best.

Then watched a replay of Gasquet-Wawrinka and thought: Wow, Gasquet!

Haha, I love this game (and sports in general), esp. that there is nothing definite. Except maybe Serena.

Siguro kapag naka labin dalawa ng napanalunan si Djoko saka pag-uusapan iyung sa GOAT. Pero sa edad niya kung ikukumpara sa mga dating pangunahing manlalaro medyo mahirap iyung makalagpas siya ng labin dalawa.
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Post by: Moks007 on Sep 08, 2015 at 01:52 PM
For female players, Basta wag lang si Serena as goat. I dont like her hehe. Graf and navratilova pa rin ako hehe.
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Post by: jjjeronimo on Sep 08, 2015 at 02:03 PM
Yung "Golden Grand Slam" ni Graf, would be difficult to match, pati kasi Olympics, she won in the same year.
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Post by: sdsmds on Sep 11, 2015 at 04:37 PM
Nawala televised us open sa balls why?
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Post by: rochie on Sep 11, 2015 at 04:42 PM
Nawala televised us open sa balls why?

wala na sir ngayon?usually kasi napapanood ko late night na minsan nga madaling araw yung live.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Sep 11, 2015 at 10:08 PM
Graf is the GOAT for me for simply being the hottest looking player I've actually seen in person during her prime.  Hehehe.

For female players, Basta wag lang si Serena as goat. I dont like her hehe. Graf and navratilova pa rin ako hehe.
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Post by: Onkyo606 on Sep 12, 2015 at 12:24 AM
abs cbn action channel live supposedly pennetta won over halep 2sets to nil
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Post by: Moks007 on Sep 12, 2015 at 12:53 AM
Meron sa balls hd ngayon. Serena playing. Wala kahapon Kasi na rained out yun matches. I cant wait for the mens semis later.
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Post by: Moks007 on Sep 12, 2015 at 12:54 AM
Graf is the GOAT for me for simply being the hottest looking player I've actually seen in person during her prime.  Hehehe.


Hehe agreed. I've never seen her in person but she has one of the finest legs i've ever seen in a tennis player hehe.
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Post by: sdsmds on Sep 12, 2015 at 03:43 AM
Yup inulan daw. Williams lose to Vinci. All Italian finals sa female
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Post by: jjjeronimo on Sep 12, 2015 at 12:15 PM
Yup inulan daw. Williams lose to Vinci. All Italian finals sa female

Too bad for Serena, the pressure must have gotten to her.  Parang everyone was conceding that she was gonna get this na, and to lose to an unseeded player at that...

Looks like Graf's record is gonna stay unmatched for another year at least. :)
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Post by: Superman on Sep 12, 2015 at 12:23 PM
Just watched the replay via Balls HD. Serena wasn't in her element. It seems that the pressure was on her instead of Vinci. Clearly she was outplayed
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Sep 12, 2015 at 01:32 PM
Too bad for Serena, the pressure must have gotten to her.  Parang everyone was conceding that she was gonna get this na, and to lose to an unseeded player at that...

Looks like Graf's record is gonna stay unmatched for another year at least. :)

Another year?  You don't get grand slam opportunities like this every year.  Serena is not getting younger at 33 and this was her biggest chance.  Highly unlikely that she'll get another chance.
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Post by: bumblebee on Sep 12, 2015 at 01:41 PM
I think he was referring to graf's 22 and not the calendar grand slam.
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Post by: berdilot™ on Sep 12, 2015 at 02:12 PM
U.S. Open finals, Federer vs Djokovic. I hope Federer beat Djokovic again.
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Post by: jjjeronimo on Sep 12, 2015 at 02:16 PM
Another year?  You don't get grand slam opportunities like this every year.  Serena is not getting younger at 33 and this was her biggest chance.  Highly unlikely that she'll get another chance.


That's why I said at least. I was gonna write "for a little while longer", but Serena can still surprise us you know.  But like others here, I am partial to Graf as GOAT, so I am not exactly rooting for her, but if she does, good for her. 33 yrs is not exactly young in tennis, but she has been at her most dominant during these recent years.  :)
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Post by: brainwashed on Sep 12, 2015 at 02:16 PM
Just watched the replay via Balls HD. Serena wasn't in her element. It seems that the pressure was on her instead of Vinci. Clearly she was outplayed

Almost everyone, even Sharapova, folds when Serena Williams starts getting the upper hand. Only the two retired Belgian players, Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters, did not. Serena wasn't expecting Vinci to fight for every point. She was sort of expecting Vinci to give in and was obviously visibly exasperated when she lost points she would have won against other opponents.
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Post by: brainwashed on Sep 12, 2015 at 02:29 PM


That's why I said at least. I was gonna write for a "little while longer", but Serena can still surprise us you know.  But like others here, I am partial to Graf as GOAT, so I am not exactly rooting for her, but if she does, good for her. 33 yrs is not exactly young in tennis, but she has been at her most dominant during these recent years.  :)

Serena has lasted this long by playing selectively. She has avoided major injuries by limiting her tournaments, playing only in the more prestigious tournaments and the grand slams. At one point, she had even skipped major tournaments and concentrated on her fashion business. This was when Justine Henin, dominated the ladies division. Only after Henin retired the first time did Serena come back full-time to playing tennis. Serena may win more than Steffi Graf's 22 ladies' singles grand slams but Steffi Graf still has the Golden Slam.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Sep 12, 2015 at 03:23 PM
I think he was referring to graf's 22 and not the calendar grand slam.

The term "calendar grand slam" is relatively new.  I guess it was coined to differentiate a true grand slam - winning all 4 majors in the same calendar year (ala Graf 88) versus owning all 4 majors but not in the same calendar year.  The latter is more common - Navratilova, Graf, and Serena's done it.

Before it was just either a Grand Slam or a non-calendar Grand Slam, rare and monumental achievements both. 
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Sep 12, 2015 at 03:34 PM
That's why I said at least. I was gonna write "for a little while longer", but Serena can still surprise us you know.  But like others here, I am partial to Graf as GOAT, so I am not exactly rooting for her, but if she does, good for her. 33 yrs is not exactly young in tennis, but she has been at her most dominant during these recent years.  :)

Gotcha.  Was merely pointing out how rare grand slam opportunities are.  I also think Steffi is the GOAT.

Serena has no strong rivals so yeah in hindsight, that can give her another opportunity.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Sep 12, 2015 at 10:11 PM
Eto for tennis fans...

7 Days In Hell
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Post by: comet on Sep 14, 2015 at 08:54 AM
federer djokovic game na,  ganda ng laban
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Post by: bumblebee on Sep 14, 2015 at 09:13 AM
According to tweets, it's Novak vs NY :) It's currenlty 6-4, 7-5, 1-1 (15-30).
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Post by: sovrain on Sep 14, 2015 at 09:40 AM
Keep it coming....anak ng....walang mapanooran dito sa office....
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Post by: bumblebee on Sep 14, 2015 at 09:42 AM
 6-4, 7-5, 4-4. Puro breakpoints.
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Post by: bumblebee on Sep 14, 2015 at 09:47 AM
Roger broken again. 5-4 for Novak.
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Post by: frequenzy on Sep 14, 2015 at 09:56 AM
Novaks service game is just not looking good. He can barely hold his serve but he gets it done during the big points although he is leading 2-1.
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Post by: bumblebee on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Roger broken again. 1-0, 4th set.
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:08 AM
Goooo Djokoooo!
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Post by: bumblebee on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:25 AM
Novak serving for the championship. 5-2.
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Post by: bumblebee on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Not juts yet. 5-3
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Post by: comet on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:33 AM
pa update lang ha... sana umabot ng 5 sets
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Post by: Courage on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:33 AM
pa update lang ha... sana umabot ng 5 sets
5-4 4th set Novak serving and leading
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Post by: bumblebee on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:41 AM
Congrats Novak. 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
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Post by: frequenzy on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:42 AM
Novak holds and wins the championship. His break of service is just top notch.
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Post by: Courage on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:45 AM
Yahhoooo NOVAK again....
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Post by: frequenzy on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:54 AM
can't imagine if Novak won the French Open, he is just so damn consistent. barring any injuries he should be back again next year.
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Post by: Superman on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:57 AM
SAYANG! Congratulations Novak...

Still KUDOS to Roger!
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Post by: pekspert on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:58 AM
$3.8M!! Not bad for 2weeks work.

Ganda siguro ng home theatre nitong si djoko. Puro krell, martin logan..hehe
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Post by: Clondalkin on Sep 14, 2015 at 11:10 AM
23 break points for Federer and only 3 aces for Djokovich - and Djokovich still won in 4 sets.    Amazing nerves of steel.   Quite a painful one for Federer especially if he looks back on the 3rd leading 4-3 with so many break points.

Wonder what could have happened if Federer tried SABF for every break point. 

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Post by: pekspert on Sep 14, 2015 at 11:43 AM
Partida pa iyan. May dugo pa sa knees, elbow and hand si Djoko ;D

If you think about it ang weird ng match na ito kasi federer seems to be winning with all the break points and aces and yet djoko wins nga in 4sets. Too many (should be a record for fed) unforced errors from federer, very uncharacteristic.
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Post by: berdilot™ on Sep 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Novak is just too good. He's been almost unstoppable this year.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Sep 14, 2015 at 12:15 PM
Yeah, that was relentless defense by Djoko - very fast feet and very flexible body movements.

And just toooo many unforced errors by Federer too.

The only way for Federer to protect his being the GOAT is to figure out how to beat Djokovic every grand slam championship chance he can get in his remaining competitive years.  Djoko just keeps on playing better in slams. 

40 grand slams of the last 12 years won by Federer, Nadal and Djokovic only.  Amazing era!
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Sep 14, 2015 at 02:17 PM
as i expect...novak ftw...
gratz nole
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Post by: Moks007 on Oct 11, 2015 at 08:26 PM
Novak vs nadal now. China open final. Novak up 5 to 2 first set
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Post by: pekspert on Oct 11, 2015 at 08:45 PM
what channel iyan?
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Post by: Moks007 on Oct 11, 2015 at 08:54 PM
what channel iyan?

Balls hd sir. Sa sky cable channel 195
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Post by: Moks007 on Oct 11, 2015 at 09:18 PM
Novak too good. Wins 6-2, 6-2
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Post by: Moks007 on Oct 17, 2015 at 09:16 PM
Shanghai semis now. Novak vs murray. Novak too good. He is playing awesome
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Post by: Moks007 on Oct 17, 2015 at 09:22 PM
Novak vs tsonga sa finals. Sobrang galing ni Novak!
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Oct 18, 2015 at 06:52 AM
novak seems to be invinsible
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Post by: pekspert on Oct 18, 2015 at 07:39 AM
Very consistent returns niya. Nothing fancy but plain and effective. He should win against tsonga.

Si nadal talagang on the way down na. His game isn't the same before the injuries.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Oct 18, 2015 at 08:02 AM
Very consistent returns niya. Nothing fancy but plain and effective. He should win against tsonga.

Si nadal talagang on the way down na. His game isn't the same before the injuries.
un din ang tingin ko kay rafa but still dont wanna see it that way ganyan din ako year 2012 to 2013 then biglang pagbalik galing injury gumaling ulit hehehe...
but as he age the more time hell recover on those injuries...

im giving him 1 or 2 more years ...kung wala si novak he can get gs pro if novak continuos to play like that mahihirap at baka malabo na haha
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Post by: Moks007 on Oct 18, 2015 at 04:53 PM
Shanghai rolex finals now. Novak 3-0 ahead agad. Too good
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Post by: Moks007 on Oct 18, 2015 at 05:48 PM
Tsonga playing better, coming back.. 2nd set 4-3 to tsonga
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Post by: Moks007 on Oct 18, 2015 at 06:06 PM
Novak wins again
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Post by: pekspert on Oct 18, 2015 at 08:12 PM
 Sana maabutan ni djoko grandslam record ni federer. If hes healthy he should get at least 2slams next year.
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Post by: Moks007 on Oct 18, 2015 at 08:33 PM
Sana maabutan ni djoko grandslam record ni federer. If hes healthy he should get at least 2slams next year.

Yes i hope so too. He seems like a very nice person. He is very nice to the fans. Sana ma grand slam siya next year. I think australian open sure na. Yun french sana manalo siya, kaya na niya yun wimbledon and us open hehe. I think clay court may be his weakness.
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Post by: frequenzy on Oct 18, 2015 at 08:46 PM
french na lang ata wala si novak, with nadal slowing down malaki na pagasa na makuha niya yun. basta walang injuries matagal siyang magiging no.1
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Post by: Onkyo606 on Oct 20, 2015 at 02:56 AM
anyone following Mirza and Martina?
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Post by: Moks007 on Nov 08, 2015 at 12:05 AM
Novak vs wawrinka now sa paris. Balls hd.. revenge naman novak sa french open
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Post by: hotrod on Jan 19, 2016 at 04:15 PM
Rafael Nadal is OUT of the Australian Open in the first round - he's lost to Fernando Verdasco
6-7 (6-8) 6-4 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 2-6
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jan 26, 2016 at 07:40 PM
Rafael Nadal is OUT of the Australian Open in the first round - he's lost to Fernando Verdasco
6-7 (6-8) 6-4 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 2-6
early out

it seems Novak is invinsible again in AO
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 28, 2016 at 06:12 PM
Novak vs federer now. Novak up 2 sets to zero. But itong third set naka break si federer. Federer up 5 to 2 third set.
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Post by: rochie on Jan 28, 2016 at 06:30 PM
mukhang mahihirapan na si Fed nito,kailangan nyang maka 3 straight sets kay Novak para manalo.
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Post by: DaSilva on Jan 28, 2016 at 07:01 PM
They should put a video clip of that 8th game of the 4th set, where Novak broke Roger, in a museum.
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Post by: rascal101 on Jan 28, 2016 at 07:37 PM
6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 Novak Djokovic
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Post by: frequenzy on Jan 28, 2016 at 10:39 PM
federer was playing great in the tournament until he played novak.
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Post by: anya618 on Mar 08, 2016 at 07:31 AM
Sharapova says she failed drug test; penalty unknown (http://sports.inquirer.net/208171/sharapova-says-she-failed-drug-test-penalty-unknown)
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Post by: pekspert on Mar 08, 2016 at 07:36 AM
naka drugs na pala yan sa lagay na yan..tapos laging talo naman kay serena ;D
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Post by: anya618 on Mar 08, 2016 at 03:50 PM
http://sports.inquirer.net/208180/nike-suspending-ties-with-sharapova-official
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Post by: jjjeronimo on Mar 08, 2016 at 07:04 PM
Sabi nga nung isang comment I saw on FB, she's hot so she must be innocent! :p
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Post by: krets pulpol on Mar 08, 2016 at 08:28 PM
Haha, parang sa Zoolander 2. "She's hot, I trust her." - Hansel

http://sports.inquirer.net/208254/tag-heuer-says-will-not-renew-sharapova-contract

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Post by: ruth2art on Mar 22, 2016 at 07:53 PM
Terribly missing ATP broadcasts at Balls TV HD. Saan channel ba pwede manood ngayon ng live ATP tournaments???
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Post by: xbase on Mar 22, 2016 at 09:29 PM
Terribly missing ATP broadcasts at Balls TV HD. Saan channel ba pwede manood ngayon ng live ATP tournaments???
www.batmanstream.com

All tennis events + other sports.
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Post by: ruth2art on Mar 22, 2016 at 10:03 PM
Thanks, sir xbase!
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Post by: dpogs on Apr 19, 2016 at 03:33 AM
yey... nanalo din si Nadal :) :)
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Post by: dpogs on Apr 25, 2016 at 11:42 PM
Nadal for another championship... :) :)
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Post by: Moks007 on May 24, 2016 at 09:03 PM
French open na.. Novak playing now. Fox sports hd ch 254 sa sky. Kanina muntik na si murray. Nag 5 sets. Si Nadal naman demolished his opponent. First round matches.

I've been tennis hungry since sky removed the balls hd channel.
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Post by: Moks007 on May 29, 2016 at 06:41 PM
Nishikori vs gasquet later. Nice
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Post by: pekspert on May 29, 2016 at 10:02 PM
nishikori ako

tangal na si bouchard
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 04, 2016 at 01:25 AM
There will be a new French Open Men's Champion. I hope Novak wins this time. But Murray is playing better lately.
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 04, 2016 at 11:30 PM
There is a new French Open Women's champion. Garbine Muguruza beat Serena Williams in 2 sets.
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 05, 2016 at 01:12 AM
wow malas ni serena.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jun 05, 2016 at 02:46 AM
There is a new French Open Women's champion. Garbine Muguruza beat Serena Williams in 2 sets.
sayang hindi ko napanood. what time is the replay?
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 05, 2016 at 05:42 AM
sayang hindi ko napanood. what time is the replay?

Not really sure, but it would probably be shown again before the men's championship later this evening.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jun 06, 2016 at 12:39 AM
Novak wins. He is playing awesome.
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Post by: ruth2art on Jun 06, 2016 at 12:49 AM
Novak. Finally.  ^-^ ^-^ ^-^
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 06, 2016 at 01:04 AM
complete slam na si djoko. Elite company na siya. Only a handful has done that.
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Post by: rascal101 on Jun 06, 2016 at 12:16 PM
Sayang daming pinsala si Nadal. Kapag malusog hindi uubra itong si Djokovic kay Nadal.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 06, 2016 at 03:06 PM
Sayang daming pinsala si Nadal. Kapag malusog hindi uubra itong si Djokovic kay Nadal.

True.
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Post by: frequenzy on Jun 06, 2016 at 04:56 PM
Sayang daming pinsala si Nadal. Kapag malusog hindi uubra itong si Djokovic kay Nadal.
probably on clay, but not on other surfaces.
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Post by: rascal101 on Jun 06, 2016 at 08:12 PM
Sa dumihing korte gaya ng damo (grass) at damili (clay) kay Nadal ako.
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Post by: sovrain on Jul 03, 2016 at 06:35 AM
Anong channel may palabas ang wimbledon?
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 03, 2016 at 06:50 AM
fox sports channel 1

sadly tangal na si djoko, looks like federer will get no. 19 slam
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 03, 2016 at 07:40 AM
fox sports channel 1

sadly tangal na si djoko, looks like federer will get no. 19 slam

Yey....
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 03, 2016 at 09:02 AM
Novak looks burned out or injured. Not the same. Pero the American guy played fantastic. Daming aces.
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Post by: rascal101 on Jul 03, 2016 at 11:29 AM
fox sports channel 1

sadly tangal na si djoko, looks like federer will get no. 19 slam

Yey....

+1
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Post by: 99khantwin on Jul 03, 2016 at 11:36 AM
No. 18 lang for Fed. He's got 17 now. As much as I want him to finally get another GS, I wouldn't count anyone out. Besides, baka madapa din si Federer either in the QT or semis. Should be a doozy of a final should Federer play Murray. Now that would be three straight Wimbledon Finals after winning 7!!! I hope his back holds up.
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Post by: Moks007 on Sep 08, 2016 at 02:09 PM
Wow nishikori won over murray sa us open, a 5 setter. I was watching it but had to go to sleep. Left the tv on but eventually had to turn it off. Bad trip. Wala pa mga replay itong abscbn sports hd unlike sa fox sports hd.
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Post by: sdsmds on Sep 10, 2016 at 12:19 AM
Anong time na ba us open sa abscbn sports hd? Nawala na kse sa 11pm. Tha ks
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Post by: Moks007 on Sep 10, 2016 at 07:09 AM
Anong time na ba us open sa abscbn sports hd? Nawala na kse sa 11pm. Tha ks

I think past misnight for the matches now. I just went to sleep, bad trip nga. Before i went to sleep they were playing a doubles match.

Right now nishikori playing wawrinka. Nishikori playing pretty good, won the first set. Sayang i missed the novak match. Hirap pag madaling araw ang matches hehe..
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Post by: sdsmds on Sep 10, 2016 at 10:38 AM
Yup kanina around 2am nakita ko doubles after that football na. This 9am Serena vs pliskova. Watch ko din yung Murray vs nishikori pero di rin ko natapos kse sleepy na around 2am.
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Post by: sdsmds on Sep 10, 2016 at 10:41 AM
I pity Murray prang he's giving it all to be on top pro lagi nasisilat, consistency & tenacity sa game ang kulang unlike joko, fed etc consistent.
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Post by: frequenzy on Sep 10, 2016 at 04:32 PM
baka kailngan ulit suot ni wawrinka yung lucky shorts niya :)
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Post by: comet on Jan 28, 2017 at 12:58 PM
federer nadal happening again at australian open finals
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Post by: paolorenzo on Jan 29, 2017 at 06:39 PM
Ganda nang laban! Go RF!
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 29, 2017 at 07:48 PM
Ganda nga. 5th set. Nadal up a break ahead 3-2
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 29, 2017 at 07:51 PM
Go Nadal.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 29, 2017 at 07:57 PM
Federer breaks back. 3-3 fifth set. What a match
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 29, 2017 at 08:16 PM
Federer wins. What a match
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Post by: comet on Jan 29, 2017 at 08:23 PM
Congrats Roger!
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jan 29, 2017 at 08:54 PM
Nice.  I want to watch RF play live before he retires. 
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 29, 2017 at 09:43 PM
i was rooting for rafa para balanced ang no. of grand slam wins. Rafa would have gotten 15th win.

But alls good, congrats roger on no. 18!
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Post by: sdsmds on Jun 05, 2017 at 01:17 AM
 Novak sporting Lacoste now what happened to uniqlo?
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 05, 2017 at 03:16 AM
Nagpalit lahat sir, binitiwan na rin ang dating coaching staff nya,...

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Post by: sdsmds on Jun 05, 2017 at 03:03 PM
Nagpalit lahat sir, binitiwan na rin ang dating coaching staff nya,...


Yup it's Agassi now pero wala sya kagabi sa game vs Spaniard
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 06, 2017 at 04:33 AM
Wala na sir, according sa news reports before, observer lang daw muna si Agassi sa ilang games ni Novak, then they will go from there kung ano ang mapag-uusapan nila, and may previous engagement na yata itong si Agassi kaya hindi nya tinapos ang French Open. Here is the latest though:

Andre Agassi says Novak Djokovic was 'right person' to coach
http://www.sportingnews.com/other-sports/news/andre-agassi-novak-djokovic-coach-french-open-wimbledon/1as5pb9h3cx611tovynglct2ww

on a side note:
Ang laki kasi ng ipinagbago ng laro ni Novak, in my opinion, its all MENTAL and PSYCHOLOGICAL,
and once kasi magduda ka sa sarili mo sa sport na ito, its gonna have its effect on your game...
Walang bangis ang mga palo nya lately, compared to the old Novak before,...
And he's far too young still kumpara kay Roger Federer. Kaya its sad to see him like this...
But then again, I'm happy coz dati ay pinapahirapan nya si RF hehehe
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 07, 2017 at 07:50 PM
Novak sporting Lacoste now what happened to uniqlo?
Nagpalit lahat sir, binitiwan na rin ang dating coaching staff nya,...


ayan, na straight sets tuloy si djoko by someone whom he always has defeated before...from bad to worse

balik na lang siya uniqlo
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Post by: Moks007 on Jun 09, 2017 at 11:07 PM
What a great match now between murray and wawrinka. French open. 2 sets all. 5th and final set.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 10, 2017 at 04:13 AM
yahoo... rafa and stan in the finals...

Rafa is back in shape
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Post by: sdsmds on Jun 17, 2017 at 01:22 PM
Wala na sir, according sa news reports before, observer lang daw muna si Agassi sa ilang games ni Novak, then they will go from there kung ano ang mapag-uusapan nila, and may previous engagement na yata itong si Agassi kaya hindi nya tinapos ang French Open. Here is the latest though:

Andre Agassi says Novak Djokovic was 'right person' to coach
http://www.sportingnews.com/other-sports/news/andre-agassi-novak-djokovic-coach-french-open-wimbledon/1as5pb9h3cx611tovynglct2ww

on a side note:
Ang laki kasi ng ipinagbago ng laro ni Novak, in my opinion, its all MENTAL and PSYCHOLOGICAL,
and once kasi magduda ka sa sarili mo sa sport na ito, its gonna have its effect on your game...
Walang bangis ang mga palo nya lately, compared to the old Novak before,...
And he's far too young still kumpara kay Roger Federer. Kaya its sad to see him like this...
But then again, I'm happy coz dati ay pinapahirapan nya si RF hehehe
napansin ko rin ito. naisip ko if humihina silang mga veterans or lumalakas ang mga new/young players like Thiem
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 17, 2017 at 01:47 PM
Mas importante na ata kay djoko ang family niya ngayon lalot may anak na siya. Priority niya ang family pangalawa tennis.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jun 18, 2017 at 01:47 AM
Mas importante na ata kay djoko ang family niya ngayon lalot may anak na siya. Priority niya ang family pangalawa tennis.
Tama rin naman yan kaya Lang he's still young, healthy kaya naka panghihinayang
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 06, 2017 at 03:16 AM
Si Bouchard olat 1st round plang ng Wimbledon, something disturbing her. Promising ang dating nya dati. Kaya siguro puro pa sexy photos na Lang ginagawa.
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Post by: comet on Jul 16, 2017 at 11:53 PM
Congrats to Federer for winning 8th wimbledon :)
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 17, 2017 at 12:16 AM
Congrats to Federer for winning 8th wimbledon :)
Also to Garbine Muguruza beating Venus Williams in straight set winning her 1st Wimbledon title
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Post by: sdsmds on Sep 01, 2017 at 11:39 PM
Si Bouchard olat 1st round plang ng Wimbledon, something disturbing her. Promising ang dating nya dati. Kaya siguro puro pa sexy photos na Lang ginagawa.
Bouchard olat na naman 1st round of US Open. Tapos na yata career ni poster girl.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Sep 02, 2017 at 12:50 AM
Panis talaga sir, para syang si Anna Kournikova,...
Lalo pa at isa si Bouchard sa gigil na gigil sa pagbabalik ni Sharapova,...
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Sep 02, 2017 at 12:57 AM
If Federer keeps playing in his current level now, hindi nya makukuha ang US Open,
he's a step slow, and his backhand is misfiring, they're saying may problema sa likod si idol,
he won the first 2 rounds in 5 sets (barely),...
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Post by: sdsmds on Sep 02, 2017 at 01:49 AM
If Federer keeps playing in his current level now, hindi nya makukuha ang US Open,
he's a step slow, and his backhand is misfiring, they're saying may problema sa likod si idol,
he won the first 2 rounds in 5 sets (barely),...
Yup saw yung 1 game nya medyo off nga. I like him to win this kse tagal na yung last trophy nya ng us open & possible na last na ito because of age
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Post by: sdsmds on Sep 02, 2017 at 01:50 AM
Panis talaga sir, para syang si Anna Kournikova,...
Lalo pa at isa si Bouchard sa gigil na gigil sa pagbabalik ni Sharapova,...
Yup another poster girl...sabi nga bro " you can't have it all" hahaha
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Post by: brainwashed on Sep 02, 2017 at 04:00 AM
Bouchard's early success has gone to her head. Masyadong believe sa sarili e wala pa namang napapatunayan.  She has to win a grandslam first before she can cop an attitude like Serena.

Wozniacki is another player who cannot get over Sharapova's return. She hit the organizer's decision to give Sharapova a wildcard entry and their decision to schedule her play in the Arthur Ashe stadium while she was made to play and lose in court number 5.  She says that the WTA's current ranked number 5 player in the world, returning from injury, should have been given more respect and assigned the Ashe stadium schedule instead of giving the play schedule to a player returning from drug use suspension even though that player is, like her a former number 1 player and 5-time grandslam winner.

I hope Sharapova wins the US Open  just to silence her critics.
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Post by: sdsmds on Sep 03, 2017 at 12:40 AM
Bouchard's early success has gone to her head. Masyadong believe sa sarili e wala pa namang napapatunayan.  She has to win a grandslam first before she can cop an attitude like Serena.

Wozniacki is another player who cannot get over Sharapova's return. She hit the organizer's decision to give Sharapova a wildcard entry and their decision to schedule her play in the Arthur Ashe stadium while she was made to play and lose in court number 5.  She says that the WTA's current ranked number 5 player in the world, returning from injury, should have been given more respect and assigned the Ashe stadium schedule instead of giving the play schedule to a player returning from drug use suspension even though that player is, like her a former number 1 player and 5-time grandslam winner.

I hope Sharapova wins the US Open  just to silence her critics.
A great player can win in any court, maybe they're just threatened by sharapovas comeback
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Post by: onedown on Sep 03, 2017 at 09:41 AM
wozniacki is probably bitter that she hasn't won a slam, and might never.
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Post by: NongP on Sep 11, 2017 at 07:10 AM
Congrats Rafa!
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 26, 2018 at 04:01 PM
Federer vs south korean Chung later. Australian open. Cant wait..
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 26, 2018 at 04:09 PM
Federer vs south korean Chung later. Australian open. Cant wait..
Is this semis?
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 26, 2018 at 04:27 PM
im rootng for the 21yr old (although very old looking) Chung.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 26, 2018 at 04:40 PM
im rootng for the 21yr old (although very old looking) Chung.
No idea about Chung. Surprised to hear his name in the semis. Start na btw
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 26, 2018 at 05:15 PM
No idea about Chung. Surprised to hear his name in the semis. Start na btw

Never heard of him also, but he beat novak and a fourth seeded guy to get here. Oh darn, start na pala. I didnt know hehe. Still on the road, darn...Thanks sir.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 26, 2018 at 05:16 PM
Is this semis?

Yes sir
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 26, 2018 at 05:19 PM
Man just checked the internet sa score. Walang laban so far. Sana closer hehe
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 26, 2018 at 05:26 PM
Man just checked the internet sa score. Walang laban so far. Sana closer hehe
Massacre as of now. 6-1,4-1. Medical break si Chung hehehe...
Marunong na ng veteran moved.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 26, 2018 at 05:27 PM
Massacre as of now. 6-1,4-1. Medical break si Chung hehehe...
Veteran moved na

Man pag uwi ko baka tapos na hehe..federer really playing awesome at his age pa.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 26, 2018 at 05:30 PM
Man pag uwi ko baka tapos na hehe..federer really playing awesome at his age pa.
Abot ka pa Siguro sa 3rd set. Prang nag warm up lang si fed, trying diff style. Malupjt service nya
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Post by: comet on Jan 26, 2018 at 05:34 PM
Curious din ako kay Chung kasi Novak at Zverev tinalo nya...Fed pa rin
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 26, 2018 at 05:37 PM
Retired na at 5-2.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 26, 2018 at 05:38 PM
Bro Moks don’t rush, replay na lang Kung meron hahaha
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 26, 2018 at 05:41 PM
Bro Moks don’t rush, replay na lang Kung meron hahaha

Haha.. thanks sa update sir.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 27, 2018 at 07:12 PM
Halep v wozniacki I like them both to win kaya Lang “there’s only 1” sabi nga sa highlander. Patayan ito. Hungry for a grandslam title
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Post by: brainwashed on Jan 27, 2018 at 07:59 PM
Halep v wozniacki I like them both to win kaya Lang “there’s only 1” sabi nga sa highlander. Patayan ito. Hungry for a grandslam title

Wozniacki wins.
Wozniacki breaks Halep's momentum by calling for a medical timeout after being broken in the third set.
Wozniacki now has the right to complain if she is scheduled to play on outside courts in any Grandslam.
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Post by: pekspert on Jan 27, 2018 at 09:07 PM
buti na lang maganda yung nanalo :)
Why cant bouchard do the same?

(https://brobible.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/caroline-wozniacki-si-swimsuit-video-pics.jpg)
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 27, 2018 at 11:00 PM
buti na lang maganda yung nanalo :)
Why cant bouchard do the same?

(https://brobible.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/caroline-wozniacki-si-swimsuit-video-pics.jpg)
Maagang inuna ni Bouchard ang pag pa sexy hehehe
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 27, 2018 at 11:01 PM
Wozniacki wins.
Wozniacki breaks Halep's momentum by calling for a medical timeout after being broken in the third set.
Wozniacki now has the right to complain if she is scheduled to play on outside courts in any Grandslam.
When I’m posting kanina leading si halep & I thought sya mananalo. Congrats to wozniackiw.
Ganito style din ginawa ni chung kahapon kay Feds Hindi lang sinuwerte. The medical break move hehehe
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Post by: brainwashed on Jan 28, 2018 at 09:41 AM
When I’m posting kanina leading si halep & I thought sya mananalo. Congrats to wozniackiw.
Ganito style din ginawa ni chung kahapon kay Feds Hindi lang sinuwerte. The medical break move hehehe

But Chung really had blisters and had to retire. His medical timeout was really needed.
Wozniacki imo just faked the pain she was supposed to be feeling on her knee. She had spent less time on the court compared to Halep. Halep's last game against Kerber went the distance and a little bit more. If anyone had reason to call for a medical timeout it was Halep. Wozniacki had no reason to call a medical timeout except to gather her wits, calm down and break Halep's momentum.
But I still predicted it right, I chose Wozniacki to win. I just didnt like the gamesmanship. She had a winning record over Halep afterall.
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Post by: deuce on Jan 28, 2018 at 10:15 AM
Actually it was Halep who first called for medical timeout at 3-2 in the second set.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 28, 2018 at 04:33 PM
fed v cilic about to start. fed pla never lost a set in AO.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 28, 2018 at 04:35 PM
Yes start na. Here we go
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 28, 2018 at 05:00 PM
No sweat 1st set for fed
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Post by: bumblebee on Jan 28, 2018 at 05:26 PM
Very close second set. Cilic though, is working much harder for his points.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 28, 2018 at 06:10 PM
I thought it will be a runaway. At least tie na at one set a piece hehe..i want more tennis hehe
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Post by: bumblebee on Jan 28, 2018 at 06:33 PM
Cilic broken in the first game! Not good.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 28, 2018 at 06:42 PM
I think it will be over soon. Federer too good
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 28, 2018 at 06:43 PM
Si federer, Parang yun mclaren mercedes sa f1 hehe
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 28, 2018 at 06:54 PM
I may have spoke too soon? Hehe..
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Post by: bumblebee on Jan 28, 2018 at 06:55 PM
Cilic came back. Looks like this is going the distance. He has the age advantage if it does.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 28, 2018 at 07:05 PM
Oh going the distance nga. 5th set hehe
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Post by: bumblebee on Jan 28, 2018 at 07:07 PM
Yeah. And man, i want that sky dweller ;D
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Post by: bumblebee on Jan 28, 2018 at 07:37 PM
No. 20.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 28, 2018 at 07:48 PM
Bumitaw si cilic sa 5set, buti na lang hahaha as fed fan here. Pro maganda sana if dikit to the last drop. Congrats fed on 20 gs titles. Kinda impossible to beat for now
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 28, 2018 at 07:57 PM
Federer is really awesome. Maybe novak and nadal lang matalo sa kanya, at their peaks
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Post by: bumblebee on Jan 28, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Roger cried. Didn't see that coming.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 28, 2018 at 08:06 PM
Roger cried. Didn't see that coming.
At 36 who knows what’s next + that’s about 165m. I will cry a river Kung ako sya
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 28, 2018 at 08:08 PM
Amaze ako sa mga player like fed to remember to change shoes & wear Watch after the match lalo na sa championship like this
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Post by: bumblebee on Jan 28, 2018 at 08:19 PM
Is it too much to ask for one more french open? Or skip it for wimbledon?
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Post by: rascal101 on Jun 06, 2018 at 11:32 AM
Unfortunately, Djokovic lost his Quarter-final match. No future meeting with Nadal in this year's French Open.

Can't wait to watch the Quarter-final match between Nadal and Schwartzmann. This should be a Nadal win.
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Post by: onedown on Jun 06, 2018 at 12:11 PM
if the seedings hold, it's gonna be rafa vs thiem in the finals. thiem is the only player to beat rafa on clay this year.

on djokovic, problems with his mental game? https://www.rolandgarros.com/en-us/article/roland-garros-2018-novak-djokovic-dont-know-where-i-go-from-here
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Post by: sdsmds on Jun 06, 2018 at 01:23 PM
Somethings bothering djoko. Prang ang hina na ng palo nya & his serv. unlike before
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Post by: rascal101 on Jun 06, 2018 at 02:12 PM
Pansin din sa kilos (dun sa footwork) ni Djokovic na parang hindi ka natural. Paminsan minsan lumabas iyung normal nyang kilos gaya ng 3rd set tsaka simula ng 4th set pero hindi niya kaya mapanatili.
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Post by: noob on Jun 06, 2018 at 10:51 PM

Can't wait to watch the Quarter-final match between Nadal and Schwartzmann. This should be a Nadal win.




Not likely yet; its 5-4 1st set in favor of schwartzman.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 07, 2018 at 12:04 AM
schwartzman gets the first set from Nadal. hmmmmm

suspended.
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Post by: ABCmotorparts on Jun 07, 2018 at 02:02 AM
If Novak wouldn't be able to find the confidence that he used to have, he's done for,...
He doesn't seem to believe himself that he's capable of making a comeback,...
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Post by: rascal101 on Jun 11, 2018 at 08:16 AM
Rafael Nadal 11-0 in French Open Finals

In 2018,

Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem  6-4  6-3  6-2

Congratulations
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 11, 2018 at 09:51 AM
Galing ng laro ni Nadal. Thiem was already playing well pero may sagot si nadal to everything. Na frustrate na tuloy si thiem making errors here and there.
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Post by: rascal101 on Jun 11, 2018 at 11:58 AM
Nakita ko Semi-finals at Finals na laro ni Nadal. Grabe talaga. Para pa ring hindi nagbabago lakas at kilos niya. Medyo kinabahan ako konti noong 3rd set at nagka cramps siya noon.
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Post by: onedown on Jun 11, 2018 at 12:54 PM
rosewall's comment must had hurt. ever gracious nadal offered thiem encouraging words.
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 11, 2018 at 01:33 PM
i dont know why rosewall said that. What was he thinking?! Ang sakit nun para kay thiem. Very stupid comment from him.
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Post by: edboy7 on Jun 11, 2018 at 01:39 PM
after watching the highlights ....parang mas fit si Nadal  ngayon ha.....

Hello Uniqlo na si Roger BTW  :)

https://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/roger-federer-reportedly-at-breaking-point-over-next-nike-contract/news-story/22377a0fb3cbb44c0f3f0b82f7a549ed
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Post by: onedown on Jun 11, 2018 at 01:41 PM
yup, rosewall got me scratching my head. good thing rafa is a smart guy on and off court  [i think  :)], highlighting thiem's upsides, not mentioning thiem's off game.

had to grin when nadal said [almost apologetically] he had to switch to english after speaking french for a few sentences.
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Post by: rascal101 on Jun 11, 2018 at 01:44 PM
Kung babasahin mo iba't ibang kuwento o artikulo hindi na ito binanngit pa nila marahil sa respeto nila kay Rosewall. Masakit tanggapin iyung "disappointing play" lalo na at kakatapos lang nung laro. Talo ka na nga tapos huhugasan pa ng asin ang sugat mo.

Hindi pala ibig sabihin na matanda ka na ay mas maayos at magalang ka.

rosewall's comment must had hurt. ever gracious nadal offered thiem encouraging words.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jun 12, 2018 at 01:32 AM
gratz to King of Clay. Thiem becoming to be the prince of clay.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 12, 2018 at 01:57 AM
GOAT of clay :)
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 04, 2018 at 10:25 PM
Uniqlo na pla sponsor ni Federer, saw sa game now in Wimbledon
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 04, 2018 at 10:35 PM
Uniqlo na pla sponsor ni Federer
This moved in prep sa retirement siguro
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 04, 2018 at 11:08 PM
Uniqlo na pla sponsor ni Federer, saw sa game now in Wimbledon

Yes, nakita ko lang din ngayon sa match niya hehe. Also glad to see vijay. I missed him as match commentator.
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 05, 2018 at 12:53 AM
exciting tong Wimbledon this year.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 05, 2018 at 02:21 AM
exciting tong Wimbledon this year.
Kaya Lang olat na si sharapova & Wozniaki
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 05, 2018 at 04:50 AM
Kaya Lang olat na si sharapova & Wozniaki
hindi ako mahilig sa womens event haha...

Rooting for Rafa kahit eto ang weakest surface nya.
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Post by: bumblebee on Jul 05, 2018 at 08:43 AM
Twenty-five second shot clock to be implemented soon. Goodbye epic matches.
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 05, 2018 at 09:04 AM
Twenty-five second shot clock to be implemented soon. Goodbye epic matches.

Tsk feel sorry for nadal :(
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Post by: bumblebee on Jul 05, 2018 at 09:34 AM
Tsk feel sorry for nadal :(

Be sorry for tennis.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 05, 2018 at 12:55 PM
Twenty-five second shot clock to be implemented soon. Goodbye epic matches.
Paano yun Bro?
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Post by: bumblebee on Jul 05, 2018 at 01:04 PM
Paano yun Bro?

The shot clock, trialled at US Open qualifying and the Next Gen ATP Finals, is used in between points to ensure players serve within 25 seconds.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/42070743
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 05, 2018 at 05:33 PM
yun lang pala yun, i think they specifically made this for Nadal kasi ang dami pang kamot sa pwet and  ears nun bago mag-serve.

But still 25 seconds is a lot of time.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 06, 2018 at 05:42 PM
yun lang pala yun, i think they specifically made this for Nadal kasi ang dami pang kamot sa pwet and  ears nun bago mag-serve.

But still 25 seconds is a lot of time.

Minomonitor naman nila Si nadal sa break ang tagal bago tumayo from bench kse May pamihiin w bottled drinks & all hahaha
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 06, 2018 at 05:46 PM
Muguruza olat kagabi, she’s starting to be like sharapova after winning few grand slam humihina na groundstroke & self confidence. Or maybe tsamba lang yung mga panalo hindi talaga pang sports like Williams, halep etc

Si Bouchard olat na naman din, dapat mag full time skimpy swimwear model na lang hahaha

You can’t have it all sabi nga
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Post by: rochie on Jul 06, 2018 at 05:47 PM

Minomonitor naman nila Si nadal sa break ang tagal bago tumayo from bench kse May pamihiin w bottled drinks & all hahaha

nakikita ko to lagi, inaayos pa nya mga bote ng drinks niya sa harapan ng chair tapos iikot ikutin pa para kung saan nakatapat yung mga bote hehehehe. pansin ko parang sa tennis lang madaming routine/manerism ang mga players? si sharapova pansin ko din pag papunta ng court meron talagang path na dinadaanan at meron iiwasan tapos bago mag serve or tatanggap ng serve tatalikod muna para sa "routine" niya
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 06, 2018 at 07:23 PM
nakikita ko to lagi, inaayos pa nya mga bote ng drinks niya sa harapan ng chair tapos iikot ikutin pa para kung saan nakatapat yung mga bote hehehehe. pansin ko parang sa tennis lang madaming routine/manerism ang mga players? si sharapova pansin ko din pag papunta ng court meron talagang path na dinadaanan at meron iiwasan tapos bago mag serve or tatanggap ng serve tatalikod muna para sa "routine" niya
Si Maria pag mag serve sa left dapat mangagaling ang balls & she shuffle her feet bago pumunta sa bench. Pero let’s admit the likes Of sharapova ang isa sa crowd drawer. Ako mas gusto ko Watch women’s kaysa men’s except pag Federer
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 11, 2018 at 10:58 PM
5th set, federer vs andersen. Nice
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Post by: comet on Jul 12, 2018 at 12:08 AM
grabe game fed anderson
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 12, 2018 at 03:01 AM
Bad trip sorry loss fed
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 12, 2018 at 06:13 AM
Federer was a point away from winning it.

Nadal got into a long match too, btw, so I think Djokovic should be the favorite this week.
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Post by: vonTrappRap on Jul 12, 2018 at 09:10 AM
^ yan yung pinaka-masaklap. Roger was already at match point, leading 5-4 in the 3rd set, tapos na-save ni Anderson yung point, tapos nagtuloy-tuloy na.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 12, 2018 at 11:35 AM
Federer was a point away from winning it.

Nadal got into a long match too, btw, so I think Djokovic should be the favorite this week.

I could not stay up hehe. Nadal won a 5 setter. Ganda daw ang laban. Sayang, went to sleep na. It's nadal vs. Novak sa semis
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 12, 2018 at 11:59 AM
i wathced it all. The best yung nadal-delpotro game. Both players were diving and sliding just to win a point. Epic game.

I hope Nadal wins vs djoko.
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Post by: onedown on Jul 12, 2018 at 12:11 PM
wasn't able to watch the roger and rafa matches, so i'm sharing my insights based on news reports.

roger losing at wimbledon isn't exactly unthinkable. but the way he lost for me, was unexpected.

the rafa match was probably worth the risk of dozing off at work.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 12, 2018 at 12:53 PM
Since never beaten a set here sa Wimbledon I think Federer relax in his heart & mind against Anderson since kanya na naman yung 2 1st sets & leading sa 3rd set & too late to realise na Anderson is breathing around his neck. Malakas talaga si Anderson & seasoned player na rin & ang pinaka malupit eh...Ganda ng asawa
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 12, 2018 at 02:14 PM
Since never beaten a set here sa Wimbledon I think Federer relax in his heart & mind against Anderson since kanya na naman yung 2 1st sets & leading sa 3rd set & too late to realise na Anderson is breathing around his neck. Malakas talaga si Anderson & seasoned player na rin & ang pinaka malupit eh...Ganda ng asawa

Yes agree lakas nga ni anderson. Yup ganda yun wife niya hehe.

For me ganda din si giorgi. Sayang talo kay serena. I told my wife laki ni serena. Pure beast, paano manalo si sexy giorgi hehe.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 12, 2018 at 02:28 PM
Yes agree lakas nga ni anderson. Yup ganda yun wife niya hehe.

For me ganda din si giorgi. Sayang talo kay serena. I told my wife laki ni serena. Pure beast, paano manalo si sexy giorgi hehe.
I like those female players na talagang babae ang tindig & moves yun nga lang olat lagi sa mga amazona hahaha
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 12, 2018 at 10:45 PM
Live now Georges v serena malamng olat Si gorgeous kse prang male v female ang dating hahaha
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Jul 13, 2018 at 03:02 AM
Rafa vs DelPotro was the best game so far sa Wimbledon.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 14, 2018 at 12:32 AM
Ganda ng game Anderson v isner. Next is djoko v nadal
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Post by: Moks007 on Jul 14, 2018 at 12:47 AM
Ganda ng game Anderson v isner. Next is djoko v nadal

Ya man power servers. Marathon hehe.

 Darn i wanna stay up for novak and nadal pero sleepy na hehe..
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 14, 2018 at 01:23 AM
Ya man power servers. Marathon hehe.

 Darn i wanna stay up for novak and nadal pero sleepy na hehe..
Coffee Bro hahaha. Matira matibay dito sa 2
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Post by: pekspert on Jul 14, 2018 at 01:40 AM
pag gising mo tom am, naglalaro pa din si isner-anderson, score at 100 all ;D
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 14, 2018 at 01:45 AM
pag gising mo tom am, naglalaro pa din si isner-anderson, score at 100 all ;D
Tibay nila saludo ako. Service Lang more than 100 times na siguro sakit sa shoulder nyan
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Post by: sdsmds on Jul 14, 2018 at 03:00 AM
Anderson won...ayus
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Post by: noob on Jul 14, 2018 at 12:32 PM
Anderson won...ayus

Bilib ako sir sa inyo, watching from my cp, nakatulugan ko sa 11-11.
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Post by: iPhat on Jul 14, 2018 at 08:28 PM
Start na nadal and djokovic.
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Post by: frequenzy on Jul 14, 2018 at 10:33 PM
novak wins.
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Post by: dencio105 on Jul 15, 2018 at 07:45 AM
Kerber wins the 2018 Wimbledon Women's title by downing Serena Williams in straight sets 6-3, 6-3!
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 17, 2019 at 08:14 PM
Australian open na.

Novak vs tsonga ngayon
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 17, 2019 at 10:48 PM
Murray retiring from tennis after losing sa 1st rd yata
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 17, 2019 at 10:54 PM
Murray retiring from tennis after losing sa 1st rd yata

Yes he might retire na. Maybe he will retire after wimbledon or earlier. He might also opt for hip surgery.   We will see.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 17, 2019 at 11:04 PM
Yes he might retire na. Maybe he will retire after wimbledon or earlier. He might also opt for hip surgery.   We will see.
Hindi pa ba sya nag pa opera? Tagal ngang na sideline more than a yr yata.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jan 17, 2019 at 11:13 PM
Hindi pa ba sya nag pa opera? Tagal ngang na sideline more than a yr yata.

Im not sure, pero the latest is a doubles champion named bob bryan is urging him to do a "birmingham hip operation", a operation bryan underwent. Na recover naman daw si bryan dian.
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Post by: dencio105 on Jan 18, 2019 at 08:43 AM
Great 2nd round match between Spain's Garbiñe  Muguruza and Britain's  Johanna Konta! Too bad very few people watched since the match started at 12:30am and finished 3:15am Melbourne time. Even Fox Sports had to cut their broadcast on the 3rd set to give way to prior programming commitment. Muguruza won by the way 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5. https://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/midnight-viewing-fans-battle-fatigue-as-muguruza-wins-the-late-show-20190118-p50s3t.html (https://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/midnight-viewing-fans-battle-fatigue-as-muguruza-wins-the-late-show-20190118-p50s3t.html)
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 18, 2019 at 02:17 PM
Great 2nd round match between Spain's Garbiñe  Muguruza and Britain's  Johanna Konta! Too bad very few people watched since the match started at 12:30am and finished 3:15am Melbourne time. Even Fox Sports had to cut their broadcast on the 3rd set to give way to prior programming commitment. Muguruza won by the way 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5. https://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/midnight-viewing-fans-battle-fatigue-as-muguruza-wins-the-late-show-20190118-p50s3t.html (https://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/midnight-viewing-fans-battle-fatigue-as-muguruza-wins-the-late-show-20190118-p50s3t.html)
Sayang Di ko napanood. I like them both
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 18, 2019 at 02:18 PM
Sharapova v wozniacki now 2nd set. May the hottest win hehehe
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Post by: dencio105 on Jan 18, 2019 at 04:26 PM
^Sharpova ousted defending champ Wozniacki 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
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Post by: dencio105 on Jan 18, 2019 at 04:28 PM
Sayang Di ko napanood. I like them both

Watched the 2nd set up to the beginning of the 3rd set but Fox cut off the broadcast to make way for football.
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Post by: sdsmds on Jan 19, 2019 at 12:48 AM
^Sharpova ousted defending champ Wozniacki 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
Watched until the 3rd set at 3-3 but need to leave. Checkna lang sa net after few hrs. So sharapova is hotter hehehe
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Post by: comet on Jun 05, 2019 at 07:59 AM
Federer-Nadal fans, we have a match on friday! Rolando Garros semifinals
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Post by: brainwashed on Jun 08, 2019 at 08:39 AM
Federer-Nadal fans, we have a match on friday! Rolando Garros semifinals

Nadal once again wins.
Federer had to deal with a greater disadvantage with the weather condition, being the more finesse-style player and Nadal the power player. This, aside from the usual mental baggage he carries when it comes to Nadal.
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Post by: Moks007 on Jun 09, 2019 at 09:58 PM
Nice match now, french open finals, nadal vs thiem. Man power hitters. Lakas ni thiem
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Post by: pekspert on Jun 09, 2019 at 09:59 PM
Thiem ako para maiba naman. Palagi na lang Nadal nananalo sa French open
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Post by: NongP on Jun 10, 2019 at 07:40 AM
Congrats Rafa! 12 French open titles.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 10, 2019 at 08:02 AM
Yes. Nadal the champ. :)
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Post by: NongP on Oct 12, 2020 at 08:06 AM
Congrats Rafa!
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Oct 12, 2020 at 08:47 AM
13th French Title. Total of 20 same with Fed.
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Post by: noob on Feb 08, 2021 at 12:33 PM
AO day 1, usually not a good pairings yet but the match between John Millman (33) and french Courentin Moutet (69) went 5 sets, Moutet prevailing. Tough luck for the aussie player.

No way to watch nfl while nba seems boring at times ✌️
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Post by: noob on Feb 08, 2021 at 12:37 PM
Unknown Kukushkin (90) has beeb breaking no. 3 Dominic Thiem, almist winning first set, live now on fox sports (cignal tv)
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Post by: noob on Feb 08, 2021 at 01:38 PM
Marcos Giron usa (73) tied with a set each with zverev (6), both tiebreakers, live
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Post by: noob on Feb 08, 2021 at 10:03 PM
Another exciting 5 set game between two future grand slams contender, shapovalov 21 yo and sinner 19 yo, the 11th rank canadian prevailed 6-4 in the final set, though sinner had a breakpoint chance for tie.
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Post by: pekspert on Feb 08, 2021 at 11:30 PM
Si djoko pa din mananalo. Im hoping someone can stop him.
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Post by: noob on Feb 09, 2021 at 08:34 AM
Si djoko pa din mananalo. Im hoping someone can stop him.

Djokovic, is one of the big three, actually the youngest among federer, nadal and him. At thirty three, bar any injury, he is young enough to eclipsed the record held now by federer and nadal of 20 grand slam a piece. He's ruling the hard court as federer have ruled on grass and nadal on clay.

However, " there will be changing of the guards" so to speak and it will be a matter of time, just as how samprases', agassi's,mcenroe's and borg's era have passed.
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Post by: noob on Feb 10, 2021 at 01:29 PM
Day 3, Tiafoe (29) and Djoko (1), tied 1-1 live
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Post by: Moks007 on Feb 11, 2021 at 06:05 PM
Nice matches today. Mga 5 setters
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Post by: Moks007 on Feb 11, 2021 at 06:08 PM
Bukas maganda, thiem vs kyrgios
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Post by: noob on Feb 12, 2021 at 09:30 PM
Bukas maganda, thiem vs kyrgios

yes, kyrgios almost made it, won first two sets, just as fritz almost pulled it against djoko, who dropped sets 3 and 4 after injury (abdominal cramps). after the match you can hear the most loudest scream from djoko ever!!! not a good match but djoko's best win ever.
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Post by: Moks007 on Feb 12, 2021 at 10:43 PM
yes, kyrgios almost made it, won first two sets, just as fritz almost pulled it against djoko, who dropped sets 3 and 4 after injury (abdominal cramps). after the match you can hear the most loudest scream from djoko ever!!! not a good match but djoko's best win ever.

Yes, nice matches. Sulit to watch.
No more fans starting tom. Lockdown ulit australia
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Post by: pekspert on Feb 12, 2021 at 10:44 PM
itong si kyrgios may mental problems talaga, minsan ok laro tapos next minute magkakalat. He will never win a major tournament if ganyan palagi.

He usually encourages the crowd to get loud tapos nung natatalo na siya sa 4th set he was upset at the umpire for not controlling the noisy crowd. Even the commentators noticed this.
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Post by: Moks007 on Feb 12, 2021 at 10:59 PM
Yeah, he even hit the ball out the stadium ata. It cost him a point sa next game. Tibay ni thiem, with all the crowd for kyrgios, he still pulled it thru. Kalako talo na.
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Post by: noob on Feb 13, 2021 at 07:28 PM
many players suffered injuries probably due to 14 days quarantine and 2020 inactivity.
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Post by: noob on Feb 13, 2021 at 08:14 PM
Grabe nerbyos ng mga players kapag crunch and closing a match. Siguro ganun talaga kapag hinde team play.  kapag mag serve siguro nangangatog kamay bago ihagis bola haha. Parang sa bilyar din, kahit si eften bata sinasabi na ni-nenerbyos siya.
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Post by: noob on Feb 13, 2021 at 08:19 PM
Ako nga rin, kakakain siguro ng kanin tutong, napaka nerbyoso ko sa mga ako lang ang naglalaro, sa table tennis, billiard, dart haha. Pero sa basketball wala naman ako kabog.
Pumapalo din ako lawn tennis pero not competitive or tournament.  Pampapawis at katuwaan lang.
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Post by: pekspert on Feb 13, 2021 at 10:20 PM
^tennis is one of the mental games, kung ano ano talaga pumapasok sa isip mo while playing
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Post by: Moks007 on Feb 13, 2021 at 10:32 PM
Fonini vs nadal. Ganda nito. Ito si fonini meron din topak hehe
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Post by: noob on Feb 13, 2021 at 11:36 PM
Fonini vs nadal. Ganda nito. Ito si fonini meron din topak hehe

Si fognini yun ang ganda ng laro tapos nun matchpoint na, serving, biglang dinaga. Nadali pa nya de minuer sa breakpoint haha.

Bukas maganda pairing, osaka vs mogurusa, thiem vs dimitriev, nadal (let's see if he can play from tore in abdomen muscle) vs raonic, marami pa magandang matches.
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Post by: noob on Feb 14, 2021 at 01:02 PM
it is now thiem (3) vs dimitrov (18) live, an interesting match to watch, get ready with some drinks ...
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Post by: noob on Feb 15, 2021 at 01:58 PM
Watching Nadal vs Fognini but was surprised by these:

https://7news.com.au/sport/tennis/jennifer-lopez-chair-umpire-taking-the-australian-open-by-storm-c-2140627.amp
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Feb 15, 2021 at 10:48 PM
Novak can easily get to the finals. hope rafa can go to the finals as well.
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Post by: Moks007 on Feb 17, 2021 at 09:04 PM
Tsitsipas just beat nadal. What a comeback. Nice match
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Post by: DaSilva on Feb 17, 2021 at 10:36 PM
Hmm, why does this always happen to Rafa in Australia, being ahead but losing in five. Vs Djokovic in the 2012 final, Federer in the 2017 final, and now Tsitsipas.
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Post by: pekspert on Feb 18, 2021 at 12:22 AM
bad trip talo si Nadal. Definitely no.18 Grand Slam for Djokovic
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Post by: frequenzy on Feb 18, 2021 at 04:26 PM
Hmm, why does this always happen to Rafa in Australia, being ahead but losing in five. Vs Djokovic in the 2012 final, Federer in the 2017 final, and now Tsitsipas.
Actually based on the stats, this is the first time Nadal lost after being up by 2 sets sa AU open. 50-0 ata siya before.
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Post by: DaSilva on Feb 18, 2021 at 05:13 PM
Thanks for the stats, yeah it's only happened twice in his career before.

What I meant was, something always trips him up in the Australian Open, except for that one win in 2009. He was ahead in the fifth vs. Novak and then vs. Roger. Then he got injured in the 2014 final vs. Wawrinka, though he did take a set off Stan.

The prevailing theory is that it's the first big tournament of the year, and he hasn't yet reached the shape he needs to be in. Somehow Rafa needs to have played in many tournaments before he gets in the groove mid-season. In contrast, Djokovic seems to get in the groove earlier.
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Post by: noob on Feb 18, 2021 at 08:52 PM
Nadal is simply the ‘king of clay’ having won the french open thirteen (13) times. The ball is slower in clay/shell courts (eg french open) than in the hard court (ao, usopen). Grass courts (eg. wimbledon) are faster than hard courts.
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Post by: noob on Feb 20, 2021 at 09:11 AM
new female guards marching will be on display this afternoon.  a new era may have come.
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Post by: Moks007 on Feb 20, 2021 at 09:50 AM
Ganda bukas yun mens final
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Feb 20, 2021 at 10:57 AM
yup - rooting for medvedev hihihi
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Post by: noob on Feb 20, 2021 at 04:46 PM
it's game time :'(
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Post by: pekspert on Feb 20, 2021 at 07:13 PM
buti nanalo si osaka instead of brady
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Post by: noob on Feb 21, 2021 at 02:47 PM
yup - rooting for medvedev hihihi

Sana ma-counter ni medvedev yun mga on-court antics ni djoko like smashing racquet sa floor, constant talk with the team, self talk, etc with russian mental toughness hehe
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Post by: noob on Feb 21, 2021 at 03:02 PM
From experts:

Who wins and why?

McEnroe: Djokovic is the favorite, and rightly so, but I think it's Medvedev's time, and he's playing the kind of game that can really disrupt Djokovic. Medvedev is the closest player we have to Djokovic in the way he can defensively manipulate his opponent and change the pace. It might get into Djokovic's head. I'm not sure if it will signal the changing of the guard, but I'll take Medvedev in four really tight sets.

Gilbert: Both guys will be well-rested after routine semifinal wins, and I'm hoping that we get a five-set classic. But I've got to go with Djokovic in four sets, just based upon the fact he's 8-0 in Australian Open finals and knows how to handle the occasion.

Cahill: This is going to be like the "Queen's Gambit" match; a chess game between two really smart tennis players. I'm anticipating it being incredibly physical, and that's going to favor Novak. Even if it's a set all after an hour and 45 minutes to two hours, the advantage will go to Novak after that. I'm taking Novak in four sets.
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Post by: ojofool on Feb 21, 2021 at 06:39 PM
lapit na jokodiaz hehehe

gratz joko!!!
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Post by: frequenzy on Feb 21, 2021 at 06:52 PM
you should never really bet against novak pagdating sa au open. medvedev just crumbled sa championship.
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Post by: Moks007 on Feb 21, 2021 at 07:27 PM
I was hoping it will go at least 4 sets or 5 with the way medvedev is playing recently. Wala, no match. Novak is too good sa australian open court
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Post by: raider125jeigh on Feb 21, 2021 at 09:38 PM
bugbog - di man lang nakaporma. anak ng tipaklong