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Sproj

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Well she’s hit a wall, is choking, Sharapova has got on the roids or a mix of all three
 

Alec

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Federer knocked out. Fucking sucks. I wonder how long he has left? As great as Nadal and Djokovic are, I just enjoyed watching Federer far more than any other tennis player.
 

Super Freak

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Barty will need to pick up her game in the next round.

She needs to be more clinical. At 4-0 up in the deciding set, she should have finished off Sharapova right there and then but let her back in it and nearly lost it. Kvitová will punish her if she clocks off like that again.
 

soup

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Barty will need to pick up her game in the next round.

She needs to be more clinical. At 4-0 up in the deciding set, she should have finished off Sharapova right there and then but let her back in it and nearly lost it. Kvitová will punish her if she clocks off like that again.
Barty was off her game yet still managed to win. She definitely got the jitters towards the end, but it’s so common from inexperienced players going up against proven champions. Hopefully she has learned a lot from that match.
 

Super Freak

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I never want her to win another major. She doesn’t deserve the record
Me neither.

I never liked Serena but my dislike for her grew even more after her little outburst in the US Open final last year.

It completely ruined Osaka’s moment. First Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam and all anyone could focus on was Serena.

She may not have had the intention to ruin her moment but she still did and instead of the presentation being about celebrating Osaka’s win, it just ended up being all about Serena.
 

broncos4life

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Me neither.

I never liked Serena but my dislike for her grew even more after her little outburst in the US Open final last year.

It completely ruined Osaka’s moment. First Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam and all anyone could focus on was Serena.

She may not have had the intention to ruin her moment but she still did and instead of the presentation being about celebrating Osaka’s win, it just ended up being all about Serena.
Yep, Serena is one of the worst sports in the game, which is saying something since tennis has had it's fair share.
 

Nashy

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Really over the late scheduling of Tennis. 9.30 local start last night is dumb on a school night.
 

Super Freak

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Serena Williams knocked out by Karolina Pliskova. **** yes.

But it was also the way she lost that made it more glorious. She was 5-1 up in the 3rd set and blew 4 match points. She ended up losing the 3rd set 7-5.

One of the greatest chokes in Tennis history.

Sure, she rolled her ankle, but in that position she never should have lost injured or not.
 

Super Freak

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Congrats to Naomi Osaka.

First Japanese person to ever hold the top ranking and the first woman to win successive grand slams since Serena Williams won four in a row across 2014-2015.

This time she didn’t have her win overshadowed by someone chucking a tantrum.
 

Alec

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Really looking forward to Djoko vs Nadal. I have no idea who will win. I guess I'm leaning towards Nadal being the more likely winner. If he does, I can definitely see him surpassing Fed once he wins the next 3 or so French Opens.
 

Super Freak

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Really looking forward to Djoko vs Nadal. I have no idea who will win. I guess I'm leaning towards Nadal being the more likely winner. If he does, I can definitely see him surpassing Fed once he wins the next 3 or so French Opens.
I can't see Nadal losing, his form has been sublime. I don't think a single match of his has ever gone into the 4th set, he has disposed of every one of his opponents in straight sets.

Djokovic has been in a great form, as well. But I think Nadal has been better.
 

FGfrom50

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Cheering for Rafa, but I think Djokovic is the better hard court player at his best, and I'm sure he'll be bringing his best tonight. Mainly, I want to see a close 5 setter.

Crazy to think both of these guys might be able to gun down Federer's major count by the time all's said and done. Particularly Djokovic. I'm half expecting Nadal to break down again at some point, although he's probably got 2 French open titles left in him. But Djokovic will feast for a few years once Fed and Rafa retire.
 

Alec

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Are there any gun talents coming through who can challenge Rafa or Djoko in the next few years? I don't think Zverev is one at the moment.
 

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