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Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

This Wimbledon has already been really great. How so?

1. For the most part the seeds on both the men's and women's sides remain intact.

2. Great 5-set matches involving Henman/Moya and Henman/Lopez for the Brits to find excitement in, since Murray couldn't play.

3. A possible new Brit star in Naomi Cavaday, who took Hingis to match points in the 1st rd.

4. Patty Schnyder

5. Upcoming match: Marat vs. Feds.

6. The Baby Balls play match tough: Gasquet, Djokovic, Mathieu, Monfils, Baghdatis, Soderling, Berdych and Tsonga On the women's side: Michaella Krajicek, Ana Ivanovic, Tamira Paszek, Agneizska Radwanska, Shahar Peer.

7. Grandpa Balls, Arthurs and Bjorkman, take us back in time.

8. New Balls stars: James Blake, Tommy Haas, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton Hewitt, Ivan Ljubicic, Nicolas Keifer, David Nalbandian, Guerillmo Canas,
et al.

9. As well as the usual suspects: Federer, Nadal, Roddick, Justine, the Williams sisters, Amelie, Elena D., Svetlana, Hingis and Sharapova.

IT'S GREAT!
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Re: Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

Grandpa Balls, they are. I hope we get a great match
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Re: Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

The French Open had some a huge gap from the top 2 to the field. And the top one on the WTA side.
At Wimbledon, there's the top pne and the field, and the WTA looks like 4 or 5 have a chance.

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Re: Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

the truest thread i have ever seen
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Re: Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

I'm enjoying this major, also.

It doesn't hurt that ESPN2 has more complete, live coverage than they did for the French Open.
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Re: Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

Third round has lots of very good/interesting matches which is what the tour intended when the went to a 32 seed system.
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Re: Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

So far I haven't found this tournament particularly exciting . Most 3rd round matches sound very interesting though .
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Re: Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

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Re: Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

Without a doubt.
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Re: Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

they have both sucked ass...plain and simple. US Open and Australian Open will always be more exciting than these two undercard slams.
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I totally agree
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Re: Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

Well I'm biased 'cause Wimbledon is my home slam (although I'm not going this year boo!).

But the Winner to UE counts in Wimbledon are awesome, so much better to watch than a 50 stroke rally ending with a netted ball. But that's just me.

Timmy also gave us 2 good 5 setters... shame he had to lose the second

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Re: Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

I agree too!

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Re: Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

yep, 100% correct!

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Re: Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

Not one streaker so far this year. But the matches have been good. No complaints there

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