Will Wimbledon 2006 be better than RG 2006? - MensTennisForums.com
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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 06-07-2006, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Will Wimbledon 2006 be better than RG 2006?

Although RG ain't over yet, what do you think...

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Re: Will Wimbledon 2006 be better than RG 2006?

My own view is that this RG has not been one of the best. Previous years were more interesting for me.

Great semis and finals could still change that though.

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
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R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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Re: Will Wimbledon 2006 be better than RG 2006?

Wimblendon is ALWAYS better then RG. Clay sucks

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Yea.. for some unknown reason this years RG hasnt been quite entertaining as last years...maybe it was the rising of nadal. However as you said the tournament hasnt yet finished so lets hope that the semis will be interesting, however i cant see Ljubicic (or Benneteau...only one game away from defeat as i write this) challenging Nadal... so bring on the Fed/Nalbandian match up!!

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Re: Will Wimbledon 2006 be better than RG 2006?

The only possibility of Fed doing the non calendar slam in RG makes it quite exciting. Wimby is pretty much secured by Fed baring injuries.

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Re: Will Wimbledon 2006 be better than RG 2006?

The best thing about RG is that clay will be finally over

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Andre will be back that will be great for the grass
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The best thing about RG is that clay will be finally over

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I think my signature says it all - I am a clay court snob and I hate the grass -it should be kept for cows as someone once famously said. I already can't wait for Gstaad and Bastad which start on July 10th - and in the meantime there are lots of nice Challegers in Projestov, Lugano and Braunschweig to keep my tennis interest from waning completely

Having said that - I agree that this year's RG hasn't been the best - very few matches have caught my attention - even the ones I attended live when I was there last week. The poor weather didn't help - very grey and damp and dismal in the first week - and the fact that Nadal is still pretty much unchallenged up til now hasn't helped

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Re: Will Wimbledon 2006 be better than RG 2006?

It's been a very boring Roland Garros but is there anything to suggest that Wimbledon will be much better?

Hopefully on Sunday we'll see another Roger-Rafa classic. Unfortunately it could be the only highlight of a boring summer of tennis.

But I think the US Open could be a classic this year. By then hopefully Agassi, Baghdatis, Berdych, Gasquet, Roddick and Safin will be back to their best.
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I love watching clay more than any other surface, however today has to be one of the worst quarterfinal days in a long time.
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Re: Will Wimbledon 2006 be better than RG 2006?

Roland Garros this year hasn't been particularly good. I usually much prefer clay but with the abscence of a few entertaining players, RG has seemed pretty boring to me.
I don't think that Wimbledon will be very good either.

It depends on the last 3 matches at roland garros. I expect that the french will have better tennis than wimbledon, it usually does.

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I defenitely preffer Wimbledon, and I also hope that draw will be more balanced than on RG, which had most of the top caly-courters on same side of the draw (Federer's)
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Re: Will Wimbledon 2006 be better than RG 2006?

I find that Wimbledon tends to blow. I feel that this year will probably be no different.

At least at RG we still have Nadal-Federer to look forward to in the finals. What do we have at Wimbledon? Federer versus one of his bitches? At least the RG final will probably be a match and we don't already know the result of it.

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Re: Will Wimbledon 2006 be better than RG 2006?

today was boring, but the semis should be good stuff.

i'm just happy that the clay season is almost over hope ivan can do some damage on the grass, i know mario will

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