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ESPN: Federer won't reach Wimbledon Final

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Garber: I, for one, do not. While Federer did a nice job getting to the final last year after a dicey start to the 2008 season, who did he beat? Lleyton Hewitt in the fourth round, Mario Ancic in the quarters and Marat Safin in the semifinals. Federer didn't lose a set in those three matches, but this year, rest assured, there will be younger, hungrier opponents waiting for him. Though last year's post-mononucleosis/back struggle was a physical one, you get the sense that Federer is battling himself these days. This hasn't gone unnoticed in the tennis community. It's one thing to lose to Nadal, Djokovic and Murray, but falling in straight sets to Davis Cup doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka in Monte Carlo does not bode well. I would like to see him get to that Wimbledon final as much as anyone, but I'm not feeling it. I'm not sure Roger is feeling it.
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Re: ESPN: Federer won't reach Wimbledon Final

This is the most stupid commentary ever.

Federer has an aura around him in Wimbledon, and players know it. This is not one he will screw up on! And heck, if Federer makes final of FO, he WILL make the final of Wimbledon..
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Re: ESPN: Federer won't reach Wimbledon Final

Hingrier opponents like who? I can't see anyone disrupting federer on grass outside of Nadal. Only Tsonga could pose a challenge because his game is suited for grass.

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Re: ESPN: Federer won't reach Wimbledon Final

Lol can't imagine a Wimbledon final without Federer unless maybe he'll face Murray in the semi
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Re: ESPN: Federer won't reach Wimbledon Final

I call them BSPN.

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Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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Re: ESPN: Federer won't reach Wimbledon Final

Utter absurdity!
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Re: ESPN: Federer won't reach Wimbledon Final

I wonder if these are actually two different people. Maybe they are two characters inside Simon Reed's head?

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Greg Garber has the hots for Nadal.
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Re: ESPN: Federer won't reach Wimbledon Final

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I wonder if these are actually two different people. Maybe they are two characters inside Simon Reed's head?

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Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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Something must be in the water. Peter Bode says PHM will beat Federer. Simon Reed says Soderling will end Nadal's French Open quest. And these two can't get a room. What has happened to tennis writers?

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Re: ESPN: Federer won't reach Wimbledon Final

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Something must be in the water. Peter Bode says PHM will beat Federer. Simon Reed says Soderling will end Nadal's French Open quest. And these two can't get a room. What has happened to tennis writers?
Maybe the real ones got kidnapped by some MTF users
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Re: ESPN: Federer won't reach Wimbledon Final

None of these mugs even know how to play on grass....how are they gonna take Fed down? Nadal is the only one with a real chance.
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Re: ESPN: Federer won't reach Wimbledon Final

Losing to Wawrinka in Monte Carlo on clay is a strong argument for not reaching the Wimbledon final.

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