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Most boring semifinals in a GS for a long time?

The title says it all! Boring boring boring! These matches dont deserve to be named semifinals of a GS!!

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Re: Most boring semifinals in a GS for a long time?

USO 2009 were pretty boring save for Federer's between the legs shot.

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Re: Most boring semifinals in a GS for a long time?

Wimbledon 2008 semis were dull. Gasquet was wiped out and Djokovic retired.
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Re: Most boring semifinals in a GS for a long time?

ppl are getting too picky for my liking

not every f'en match can be a 5 set epic

the tennis seen was good enough for me

6-0 6-1 semis in womans GS's... that i can understand, and when was the last woman's final that had a 3 setter?
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Re: Most boring semifinals in a GS for a long time?

Yeah, the SF were really boring. Unlike 2008 and 2009.
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Re: Most boring semifinals in a GS for a long time?

Djokovic def Fed in 08 was a shit match.

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Re: Most boring semifinals in a GS for a long time?

Besides, yeah this semi-final was dull but the Murray-Cilic one wasn't bad - yeah it was not epic but it had its moments.

It does go to show what happens when two players make it through to the semis very easily and the other two have a lot of struggles along the way - no gas left in the tank for the semis.
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Re: Most boring semifinals in a GS for a long time?

Both were reasonable matches. Plenty of good tennis and shotmaking.

Nothing on last years AO.
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Re: Most boring semifinals in a GS for a long time?

watching Fedgod in full flight is more value than a 5 setter anyway IMO
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Re: Most boring semifinals in a GS for a long time?

fed vs tsonga was a little boring but only because jo wil had nothing left in the tank, he fought to get the semis federer barely lifted a finger, same as cilic v murray, the match was pretty good for the first few sets actually but marin got worn out towards the end and couldn't play as well, both have nothing on the verdasco v nadal match of last year though that was epic

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Re: Most boring semifinals in a GS for a long time?

I already made a thread how boring this years AO has been. Its just been a lackluster tournament.

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Re: Most boring semifinals in a GS for a long time?

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I already made a thread how boring this years AO has been. Its just been a lackluster tournament.
I wouldn't say it's ben boring, but there's been no real shocks tbh. Tsonga's run was decent but he didn't beat any real star aside from Djokovic.

Murray-Cilic was far from boring. The first 2 sets you had no idea which way the match would go and then Murray played a few amazing shots.



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Wimbledon 2008 semis were dull. Gasquet was wiped out and Djokovic retired.
That was 2007. 2008's weren't much better though - Safin had nothing for Federer and Schuettler barely challenged Nadal.
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Re: Most boring semifinals in a GS for a long time?

Overall this AO was very disappointing. Many matches that had everything to be awesome were pretty bad, and I hope this doesn't happen in the Final.
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